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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238284/native-t1-mapping-inter-study-inter-observer-and-inter-center-reproducibility-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Matthew P M Graham-Brown, Elaine Rutherford, E Levelt, Daniel S March, Darren R Churchward, David J Stensel, Christie McComb, Kenneth Mangion, Samantha Cockburn, Colin Berry, James C Moon, Patrick B Mark, James O Burton, Gerry P McCann
BACKGROUND: Native T1 mapping is a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) technique that associates with markers of fibrosis and strain in hemodialysis patients. The reproducibility of T1 mapping in hemodialysis patients, prone to changes in fluid status, is unknown. Accurate quantification of myocardial fibrosis in this population has prognostic potential. METHODS: Using 3 Tesla CMR, we report the results of 1) the inter-study, inter-observer and intra-observer reproducibility of native T1 mapping in 10 hemodialysis patients; 2) inter-study reproducibility of left ventricular (LV) structure and function in 10 hemodialysis patients; 3) the agreement of native T1 map and native T1 phantom analyses between two centres in 20 hemodialysis patients; 4) the effect of changes in markers of fluid status on native T1 values in 10 hemodialysis patients...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237184/soft-tissue-displacement-over-pelvic-anatomical-landmarks-during-3-d-hip-movements
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V Camomilla, T Bonci, A Cappozzo
The position, in a pelvis-embedded anatomical coordinate system, of skin points located over the following anatomical landmarks (AL) was determined while the hip assumed different spatial postures: right and left anterior superior and posterior superior iliac spines, and the sacrum. Postures were selected as occurring during walking and during a flexion-extension and circumduction movement, as used to determine the hip joint centre position (star-arc movement). Five volunteers, characterised by a wide range of body mass indices (22-37), were investigated...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236733/influences-on-the-food-choices-and-physical-activity-behaviours-of-overweight-and-obese-pregnant-women-a-qualitative-study
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Orna A O'Brien, Karen L Lindsay, Mary McCarthy, Aileen F McGloin, Maria Kennelly, Helena A Scully, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
OBJECTIVE: to qualitatively explore influences identified by overweight/obese pregnant women on food choices and physical activity (PA) behaviours; to determine the impact of pregnancy on these factors; and to inform development of future lifestyle interventions during pregnancy. DESIGN: cross-sectional interview study. SETTING: maternity hospital, Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: pregnant women (n=22), early pregnancy Body Mass Index > 25kg/m(2) MEASURES: barriers to and facilitators of healthy eating and PA in overweight/obese pregnancy...
February 7, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230105/interface-confined-hydrogen-evolution-reaction-in-zero-valent-metal-nanoparticles-intercalated-molybdenum-disulfide
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Zhongxin Chen, Kai Leng, Xiaoxu Zhao, Souradip Malkhandi, Wei Tang, Bingbing Tian, Lei Dong, Lirong Zheng, Ming Lin, Boon Siang Yeo, Kian Ping Loh
Interface confined reactions, which can modulate the bonding of reactants with catalytic centres and influence the rate of the mass transport from bulk solution, have emerged as a viable strategy for achieving highly stable and selective catalysis. Here we demonstrate that 1T'-enriched lithiated molybdenum disulfide is a highly powerful reducing agent, which can be exploited for the in-situ reduction of metal ions within the inner planes of lithiated molybdenum disulfide to form a zero valent metal-intercalated molybdenum disulfide...
February 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226951/generating-physically-realistic-kinematic-and-dynamic-models-from-small-data-sets-an-application-for-sit-to-stand-actions
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Robert Peter Matthew, Victor Shia, Gentiane Venture, Ruzena Bajcsy, Robert Peter Matthew, Victor Shia, Gentiane Venture, Ruzena Bajcsy, Robert Peter Matthew, Gentiane Venture, Victor Shia, Ruzena Bajcsy
Kinematic and dynamic models are used to create simplified, yet accurate representations of reality. In application to biological systems, there is often a choice on what level of complexity is appropriate for the model. This paper introduces a structured method for obtaining an accurate model that can represent the sit-to-stand motion and reproduce the associated contact forces in the standing phase. These models are generated from small datasets, just five measured sit-to-stand actions, and result in simple, physically realisable dynamic models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225703/do-acute-hospitalised-patients-in-australia-have-a-different-body-mass-index-to-the-general-australian-population-a-point-prevalence-study
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Diane M Dennis, Vicki Carter, Michelle Trevenen, Jacinta Tyler, Luisa Perrella, Erika Lori, Ian Cooper
Objective The aim of the present study was to provide a current snapshot of the body mass index (BMI) of the entire patient cohort of an Australian tertiary hospital on one day and compare these data with current published Australian and state (Western Australia) population norms.Methods A single-centre prospective point prevalence study was performed whereby BMI was calculated following actual measurement of patient weight (nurse) and height (physiotherapist) on one day during 2015. Variables were summarised descriptively, and one-way analysis of variance was used to investigate the relationship between continuous BMI and hospital speciality...
February 23, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222921/relationships-between-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-according-to-cardiac-mri-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-end-stage-renal-disease
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Bryan A Ross, Ron Wald, Marc B Goldstein, Darren A Yuen, Jonathon Leipsic, Mercedeh Kiaii, Andrea Rathe, Djeven P Deva, Anish Kirpalani, Olugbenga O Bello, John J Graham, Howard Leong-Poi, Kim A Connelly, Andrew T Yan
BACKGROUND: We sought to assess the relationships between left ventricular (LV) remodelling and the mechanical and uremic stressors in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: In this prospective 2-centre cohort study, 67 prevalent hemodialysis patients were followed for 1 year. Data on routine bloodwork and predialysis blood pressure (BP) measurements were collected over a 12-week period. LV end-diastolic volume (LVEDV) and LV mass (LVM) were measured using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and indexed...
December 3, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222342/concussion-is-associated-with-altered-preparatory-postural-adjustments-during-gait-initiation
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Cailbhe Doherty, Liang Zhao, John Ryan, Yusuke Komaba, Akihiro Inomata, Brian Caulfield
Gait initiation is a useful surrogate measure of supraspinal motor control mechanisms but has never been evaluated in a cohort following concussion. The aim of this study was to quantify the preparatory postural adjustments (PPAs) of gait initiation (GI) in fifteen concussion patients (4 females, 11 males) in comparison to a group of fifteen age- and sex-matched controls. All participants completed variants of the GI task where their dominant and non-dominant limbs as the 'stepping' and 'support' limbs. Task performance was quantified using the centre of pressure (COP) trajectory of each foot (computed from a force plate) and a surrogate of the centre of mass (COM) trajectory (estimated from an inertial measurement unit placed on the sacrum)...
February 17, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219247/addressing-analytical-challenges-of-the-environmental-monitoring-for-the-water-framework-directive-erm-ce100-a-new-biota-certified-reference-material
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Ioannis Dosis, Marina Ricci, Laszlo Majoros, Roberto Lava, Håkan Emteborg, Andrea Held, Hendrik Emons
In the context of supporting the EU Member States in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), a project for the production of a fish reference material (ERM-CE100) certified for its content of the two priority substances hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) was carried out at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. The starting material was naturally contaminated Wels catfish (Silurus glanis), caught in the Ebro River (Spain). A novel approach for the processing of the fish was tested that resulted in a homogeneous and stable reference material in the form of a wet paste...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219124/our-experience-in-using-telehealth-for-paediatric-plastic-surgery-in-western-australia
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Debesh Rimal, Ju Hui Huang Fu, David Gillett
BACKGROUND: Western Australia accounts for one-third of Australia's total land mass. Princess Margaret Hospital is the only dedicated plastic surgery tertiary referral centre providing services to over 500 000 children across the state. The aim of this study is to share our experience using telehealth for service provision and delivery of care in a geographically challenging setting. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted, and data were extracted from patients' notes...
February 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219079/light-induced-structural-changes-and-the-site-of-o-o-bond-formation-in-psii-caught-by-xfel
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Michihiro Suga, Fusamichi Akita, Michihiro Sugahara, Minoru Kubo, Yoshiki Nakajima, Takanori Nakane, Keitaro Yamashita, Yasufumi Umena, Makoto Nakabayashi, Takahiro Yamane, Takamitsu Nakano, Mamoru Suzuki, Tetsuya Masuda, Shigeyuki Inoue, Tetsunari Kimura, Takashi Nomura, Shinichiro Yonekura, Long-Jiang Yu, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Taiki Motomura, Jing-Hua Chen, Yuki Kato, Takumi Noguchi, Kensuke Tono, Yasumasa Joti, Takashi Kameshima, Takaki Hatsui, Eriko Nango, Rie Tanaka, Hisashi Naitow, Yoshinori Matsuura, Ayumi Yamashita, Masaki Yamamoto, Osamu Nureki, Makina Yabashi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, So Iwata, Jian-Ren Shen
Photosystem II (PSII) is a huge membrane-protein complex consisting of 20 different subunits with a total molecular mass of 350 kDa for a monomer. It catalyses light-driven water oxidation at its catalytic centre, the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC). The structure of PSII has been analysed at 1.9 Å resolution by synchrotron radiation X-rays, which revealed that the OEC is a Mn4CaO5 cluster organized in an asymmetric, 'distorted-chair' form. This structure was further analysed with femtosecond X-ray free electron lasers (XFEL), providing the 'radiation damage-free' structure...
February 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218729/exhaled-breath-metabolomics-for-the-diagnosis-of-pneumonia-in-intubated-and-mechanically-ventilated-intensive-care-unit-icu-patients
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Pouline M P van Oort, Sanne de Bruin, Hans Weda, Hugo H Knobel, Marcus J Schultz, Lieuwe D Bos, On Behalf Of The Mars Consortium
The diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia remains challenging. We hypothesized that analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath could be used to diagnose pneumonia or the presence of pathogens in the respiratory tract in intubated and mechanically-ventilated intensive care unit patients. In this prospective, single-centre, cross-sectional cohort study breath from mechanically ventilated patients was analysed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Potentially relevant VOCs were selected with a p-value < 0...
February 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211992/thirty-day-outcomes-for-children-and-adolescents-undergoing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-at-a-free-standing-children-s-hospital
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A L Speer, J Parekh, F G Qureshi, E P Nadler
The obesity epidemic continues to affect millions of children and adolescents. Non-surgical options do not result in significant or sustained weight loss; thus bariatric surgery has become increasingly utilized. Limited data exist regarding safety for paediatric bariatric surgery, especially outside of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded centres. We hypothesized that the perioperative outcomes of paediatric patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) at our free-standing children's hospital would provide adequate safety profiles...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210549/evaluation-of-discrepancies-in-weights-of-fresh-and-fixed-specimens-in-breast-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Dinesh Thekkinkattil
BACKGROUND: Handling of breast specimen is not well monitored and there is limited data on the impact of fixative solutions on specimen weights. Weight of resected breast tissue acts as a guide for future reconstructive and symmetrisation procedures. The aim is to quantitatively evaluate the discrepancies in weight of fresh breast specimen and the weight of specimen after being kept in a fixative solution for a variable length of time. METHODS: Single centre retrospective cohort study including patients undergone breast surgery for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes between January of 2013 and June 2015...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208043/the-australasian-diabetes-data-network-first-national-audit-of-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Helen Phelan, Helen Clapin, Loren Bruns, Fergus J Cameron, Andrew M Cotterill, Jennifer J Couper, Elizabeth A Davis, Kim C Donaghue, Craig A Jefferies, Bruce R King, Richard O Sinnott, Elaine B Tham, Jerry K Wales, Timothy W Jones, Maria E Craig
OBJECTIVES: To assess glycaemic control, anthropometry and insulin regimens in a national sample of Australian children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of de-identified, prospectively collected data from the Australasian Diabetes Data Network (ADDN) registry. SETTING: Five paediatric diabetes centres in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Children and adolescents (aged 18 years or under) with type 1 diabetes of at least 12 months' duration for whom data were added to the ADDN registry during 2015...
February 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202064/prediagnostic-plasma-concentrations-of-organochlorines-and-risk-of-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-in-envirogenomarkers-a-nested-case-control-study
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Rachel S Kelly, Hannu Kiviranta, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Domenico Palli, Ann-Sofie Johansson, Maria Botsivali, Paolo Vineis, Roel Vermeulen, Soterios A Kyrtopoulos, Marc Chadeau-Hyam
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests a largely environmental component to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDE and HCB have been repeatedly implicated, but the literature is inconsistent and a causal relationship remains to be determined. METHODS: The EnviroGenoMarkers study is nested within two prospective cohorts EPIC-Italy and the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study. Six PCB congeners, DDE and HCB were measured in blood plasma samples provided at recruitment using gas-chromatography mass spectrometry...
February 16, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197932/effect-of-gnrha-ovulation-trigger-dose-on-follicular-fluid-characteristics-and-granulosa-cell-gene-expression-profiles
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Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong, M T Ho, T Q Ha, M Brehm Jensen, C Yding Andersen, P Humaidan
PURPOSE: A recent dose-finding study showed no significant differences in number of mature oocytes, embryos and top-quality embryos when triptorelin doses of 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 mg were used to trigger final oocyte maturation in oocyte donors co-treated with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist. This analysis investigated whether triptorelin dosing for triggering final oocyte maturation in oocyte donors induced differences in follicular fluid (FF) hormone levels and granulosa cell gene expression...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194975/one-electron-oxidation-of-methionine-containing-dipeptides-of-reverse-sequence-sulfur-versus-sulfoxide-characterized-by-irmpd-spectroscopy-and-static-and-dynamics-dft-simulations
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Barbara Gregori, Leonardo Guidoni, Maria Elisa Crestoni, Pedro de Oliveira, Chantal Houée-Levin, Debora Scuderi
Gas-phase structural modifications induced by the oxidation of methionine of the two peptides of reverse sequence, methionine-valine (Met-Val) and valine-methionine (Val-Met), have been studied by mass-selected IR multiple photon dissociation (IRMPD) spectroscopy in the 800-2000 cm(-1) fingerprint range at the Centre Laser Infrarouge d'Orsay free-electron laser facility. The oxidation has been achieved by (•)OH radicals generated by γ radiolysis. IRMPD spectra were interpreted by static and harmonic DFT calculations and Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics simulations, which are employed to take into account all anharmonic and finite-temperature effects...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188595/should-small-renal-masses-be-biopsied
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Ricardo R N Leão, Ardalan E Ahmad, Patrick O Richard
Over the last few decades, the incidence of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) has been steadily increasing. This is primarily due to an increase in detection of small renal masses (SRMs) as a result of widespread utilization of abdominal imaging. Interestingly, up to 30% of incidentally discovered SRMs (solid lesions measuring ≤4 cm) are benign, and consequently, the definitive treatment of all SRMs is associated with a considerable risk of overtreatment. To decrease the overtreatment rate, renal tumour biopsy (RTB) has been advocated as a safe alternative to identify the pretreatment histology of these SRMs...
January 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186710/lack-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-patient-centred-outcome-measures-in-randomized-controlled-trials-conducted-for-diabetes-pharmacotherapy-sglt-2-receptor-inhibitors-as-an-example
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Pendar Farahani
BACKGROUND: Use of SGLT-2 receptor inhibitors has been associated with weight loss and a low rate of hypoglycemia in comparison to sulfonylureas. These factors may improve health-related quality of life for patients with diabetes. OBJECTIVES: To systematically explore randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving SGLT-2 receptor inhibitors that reported health-related quality of life changes. METHODS: A systematic review of SGLT-2 receptor inhibitors clinical trials, limited to RCTs and English language, was conducted utilizing PubMed databases...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology
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