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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151276/microbial-growth-in-building-material-samples-and-occupants-health-in-severely-moisture-damaged-homes
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K Järvi, A Hyvärinen, M Täubel, A M Karvonen, M Turunen, K Jalkanen, R Patovirta, T Syrjänen, J Pirinen, H Salonen, A Nevalainen, J Pekkanen
There is no commonly approved approach to detect and quantify the health relevant microbial exposure in moisture damaged buildings. In 39 single-family homes with severe moisture damage, we studied whether concentrations of viable microbes in building material samples are associated with health among 71 adults and 68 children, assessed with symptoms questionnaires, exhaled NO and peak expiratory flow (PEF) variability. Symptoms were grouped into three scores: upper respiratory symptoms, lower respiratory symptoms and general symptoms...
November 19, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151269/how-to-practice-person-centred-care-a-conceptual-framework
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Maria J Santana, Kimberly Manalili, Rachel J Jolley, Sandra Zelinsky, Hude Quan, Mingshan Lu
BACKGROUND: Globally, health-care systems and organizations are looking to improve health system performance through the implementation of a person-centred care (PCC) model. While numerous conceptual frameworks for PCC exist, a gap remains in practical guidance on PCC implementation. METHODS: Based on a narrative review of the PCC literature, a generic conceptual framework was developed in collaboration with a patient partner, which synthesizes evidence, recommendations and best practice from existing frameworks and implementation case studies...
November 19, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151263/a-reference-free-stockholder-partitioning-method-based-on-the-force-on-electrons
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Stijn Fias, Farnaz Heidar-Zadeh, James S M Anderson, Paul W Ayers, Robert G Parr
We argue that when one divides a molecular property into atom-in-a-molecule contributions, one should perform the division based on the property density of the quantity being partitioned. This is opposition to the normal approach, where the electron density is given a privileged role in defining the properties of atoms-in-a-molecule. Because partitioning each molecular property based on its own property density is inconvenient, we design a reference-free approach that does not (directly) refer atomic property densities...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151254/evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-hospital-antibiotic-policy-in-oncosurgery-ward-a-six-year-experience
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Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Damian Okruciński, Magdalena Dawgiałło, Izabela Gołębiak, Ernest Kuchar
The hospital antibiotic policy should be implemented to rationalize the antibiotic use and to decrease the risk of spread of resistant bacteria. The aim of this study was to describe the antibiotic consumption patterns in a single oncosurgery ward before and after the implementation of hospital antibiotic policy. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the antibiotic use at the oncosurgery ward in Warsaw, Poland, in the years 2011-2016. Calculations were based on daily defined doses (DDD), DDD/100 hospitalizations, and DDD/100 person-days...
November 19, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151236/tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-alleviates-secondary-injury-in-the-spinal-cord-via-up-regulation-of-cibz-gene
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Zongmeng Zhang, Jie Chen, Fanghui Chen, Daolun Yu, Rui Li, Chenglong Lv, Haosen Wang, Honglin Li, Jun Li, Yafei Cai
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is generally divided into primary and secondary injuries, and apoptosis is an important event of the secondary injury. As an endogenous bile acid and recognized endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress inhibitor, tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) administration has been reported to have a potentially therapeutic effect on neurodegenerative diseases, but its real mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we evaluated whether TUDCA could alleviate traumatic damage of the spinal cord and improve locomotion function in a mouse model of SCI...
November 18, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151235/how-the-urge-to-kill-feels-articulations-of-emic-appetitive-aggression-experiences-among-former-forcefully-recruited-children-and-youth-in-the-acholi-region-of-northern-uganda
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Helle Harnisch, Anett Pfeiffer
Based on 10 months of fieldwork in the Acholi region of northern Uganda among youth and adults who were forcefully recruited into the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) during the war, this article provides qualitative details to research on 'appetitive aggression.' Through two case-stories the article unfolds first person articulations of how 'appetitive aggression' is experienced as 'the urge to kill' and how it relates to the emic Acholi spiritual concept of 'cen'; a local Luo expression used to describe places and human beings possessed by evil spirits...
November 18, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151232/early-promising-outcome-following-arthroscopic-implantation-of-the-subacromial-balloon-spacer-for-treating-massive-rotator-cuff-tear
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R S M Piekaar, I C E Bouman, P M van Kampen, F van Eijk, P E Huijsmans
BACKGROUND: Massive rotator cuff tear (RCT) can result in disability and severe pain. When conservative treatment fails, surgical treatment should be considered, as various surgical options can provide relatively satisfactory results. However, choosing an optimal treatment remains controversial. A relatively new treatment for irreparable RCT is the arthroscopic implantation of a biodegradable balloon spacer into the subacromial space. Here, we examined whether placement of this balloon spacer reduces pain and improves functional outcome in patients with an irreparable RCT...
November 18, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151230/intentional-placental-removal-on-suspicious-placenta-accreta-spectrum-still-prohibited
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Shigeki Matsubara, Hironori Takahashi
INTRODUCTION: Intentional placental removal for abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) is fundamentally abandoned at planned surgery for it. Whether this holds true even after recent introduction of various hemostatic procedures is unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We discussed on this issue based on our own experiences and also on the recent reports on various hemostatic procedures. RESULTS: Studies directly answering this question have been lacking...
November 18, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151229/effects-of-female-sex-steroids-administration-on-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Mohammad Khaksari, Zahra Soltani, Nader Shahrokhi
Secondary brain damage following initial brain damage in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of adverse outcomes. There are many gaps in TBI research and a lack of therapy to limit debilitating outcomes in TBI or enhance the neurogenesis, despite pre-clinical and clinical research performed in TBI. Females show harmful outcomes against brain damage including TBI less than males, independent of different TBI occurrence. A significant reduction in secondary brain damage and improvement in neurologic outcome post-TBI has been reported following the use of progesterone and estrogen in many experimental studies...
November 19, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151228/previously-implanted-intra-peritoneal-mesh-increases-morbidity-during-re-laparoscopy-a-retrospective-case-matched-cohort-study
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A Sharma, P Chowbey, N S Kantharia, M Baijal, V Soni, R Khullar
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) with intra-peritoneal mesh placement is standard surgical treatment of abdominal wall hernias. During laparoscopic re-intervention, we examined adhesions that develop after previous intra-peritoneal mesh placement and ascertained morbidity and risk of adverse events. METHODS: This is a retrospective, case-matched comparison of three patient groups-previous intra-peritoneal mesh (Group A), previous abdominal surgery (Group B) and no previous abdominal surgery (Group C)...
November 18, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151221/quantitative-determination-of-interacting-protein-surfaces-in-prokaryotes-and-eukaryotes-by-using-in-cell-nmr-spectroscopy
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David S Burz, Christopher M DeMott, Asma Aldousary, Stephen Dansereau, Alexander Shekhtman
This paper describes three protocols for identifying interacting surfaces on (15)N-labeled target proteins of known structure by using in-cell NMR spectroscopy. The first protocol describes how to identify protein quinary structure interaction surfaces in prokaryotes by using cross-relaxation-induced polarization transfer, CRIPT, based in-cell NMR. The second protocol describes how to introduce labeled protein into eukaryotic (HeLa) cells via electroporation for CRIPT-based in-cell studies. The third protocol describes how to quantitatively map protein interacting surfaces by utilizing singular value decomposition, SVD, analysis of STructural INTeractions by in-cell NMR, STINT-NMR, data...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151216/practical-nonuniform-sampling-and-non-fourier-spectral-reconstruction-for-multidimensional-nmr
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Mark W Maciejewski, Adam D Schuyler, Jeffrey C Hoch
A general approach to accelerating multidimensional NMR experiments via nonuniform sampling and maximum entropy spectral reconstruction was first demonstrated by Laue and colleagues in 1987. Following decades of continual improvements involving dozens of software packages for non-Fourier spectral analysis and many different schemes for nonuniform sampling, we still lack a clear consensus on best practices for sampling or spectral reconstruction, and programs for processing nonuniformly sampled data are not particularly user-friendly...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151215/protein-structure-elucidation-from-nmr-data-with-the-program-xplor-nih
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Guillermo A Bermejo, Charles D Schwieters
Xplor-NIH is a popular software package for biomolecular structure determination from NMR (and other) experimental data. This chapter illustrates its use with the de novo structure determination of the B1 domain of streptococcal protein G (GB1), based on distances from nuclear Overhauser effects, torsion angles from scalar couplings, and bond-vector orientations from residual dipolar couplings. Including Xplor-NIH's latest developments, a complete structure calculation script is discussed in detail, and is intended to serve as a basis for other applications...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151207/rapid-prediction-of-multi-dimensional-nmr-data-sets-using-fandas
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Siddarth Narasimhan, Deni Mance, Cecilia Pinto, Markus Weingarth, Alexandre M J J Bonvin, Marc Baldus
Solid-state NMR (ssNMR) can provide structural information at the most detailed level and, at the same time, is applicable in highly heterogeneous and complex molecular environments. In the last few years, ssNMR has made significant progress in uncovering structure and dynamics of proteins in their native cellular environments [1-4]. Additionally, ssNMR has proven to be useful in studying large biomolecular complexes as well as membrane proteins at the atomic level [5]. In such studies, innovative labeling schemes have become a powerful approach to tackle spectral crowding...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151198/high-substance-use-and-hiv-risk-behavior-among-young-argentine-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Iván C Balán, Timothy Frasca, María A Pando, Rubén O Marone, Victoria Barreda, Curtis Dolezal, Alex Carballo-Diéguez, María M Ávila
In the United States young men who have sex with men have higher rates of substance use, higher HIV incidence, and less frequent HIV testing than their heterosexual counterparts and older MSM. Less is known about comparable populations in Latin America. As part of an epidemiological study, MSM were recruited through Respondent Driven Sampling in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, Argentina and answered a computerized behavioral survey. From the total of 500 MSM enrolled, a sub-sample of 233 aged 18-25 was analyzed...
November 18, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151181/screening-hcv-genotype-specific-epitope-peptides-based-on-conserved-sequence-analysis-and-b-cell-epitope-prediction-in-hcv-e2-region
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Rui Hua, Xiaoyu Jiang, Lingxia Qi, Shanshan Guan, Ziyu Kuai, Yongbo Qiao, Yan Xu, Xin Gong, Yuhua Shi, Wei Kong, Junqi Niu, Hao Zhang, Yaming Shan
The high mutation rate of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genome increases the genotype diversity and renders the detection of the virus more difficult. Therefore, prediction and assessment of highly conserved and strongly antigenic epitope polypeptide sequences have become a focus of current research. The E2 region is the target binding region of neutralizing antibodies. HCV genomics, especially the high mutation rate of E2 region sequence, makes its genotyping more and more diverse, and the detection of HCV and genotype is becoming more and more strict...
November 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151169/parkinson-s-disease-experimental-models-and-reality
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REVIEW
Peizhou Jiang, Dennis W Dickson
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive movement disorder of adults and the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease. Neuropathologic diagnosis of PD requires moderate-to-marked neuronal loss in the ventrolateral substantia nigra pars compacta and α-synuclein (αS) Lewy body pathology. Nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurodegeneration correlates with the Parkinsonian motor features, but involvement of other peripheral and central nervous system regions leads to a wide range of non-motor features...
November 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151152/a-maize-inbred-exhibits-resistance-against-western-corn-rootwoorm-diabrotica-virgifera-virgifera
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Lina Castano-Duque, Kenneth W Loades, John F Tooker, Kathleen M Brown, W Paul Williams, Dawn S Luthe
Insect resistance against root herbivores like the western corn rootworm (WCR, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) is not well understood in non-transgenic maize. We studied the responses of two American maize inbreds, Mp708 and Tx601, to WCR infestation using biomechanical, molecular, biochemical analyses, and laser ablation tomography. Previous studies performed on several inbreds indicated that these two maize genotypes differed in resistance to pests including fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and WCR. Our data confirmed that Mp708 shows resistance against WCR, and demonstrates that the resistance mechanism is based in a multi-trait phenotype that includes increased resistance to cutting in nodal roots, stable root growth during insect infestation, constitutive and induced expression of known herbivore-defense genes, including ribosomal inhibitor protein 2 (rip2), terpene synthase 23 (tps23) and maize insect resistance cysteine protease-1 (mir1), as well high constitutive levels of jasmonic acid and production of (E)-β-caryophyllene...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151150/a-comparison-of-cancer-risk-assessment-and-testing-outcomes-in-patients-from-underserved-vs-tertiary-care-settings
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Huma Q Rana, Sarah R Cochrane, Elaine Hiller, Ruth N Akindele, Callie M Nibecker, Ludmila A Svoboda, Angel M Cronin, Judy E Garber, Christopher S Lathan
In cancer genetics, technological advances (next generation sequencing) and the expansion of genetic test options have resulted in lowered costs and increased access to genetic testing. Despite this, the majority of patients utilizing cancer genetics services lack diversity of gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Through retrospective chart review, we compared outcomes of cancer genetics consultations at a tertiary cancer center and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) (58 tertiary and 23 FQHC patients) from 2013 to 2015...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151146/mapping-and-confirmation-of-loci-for-salt-tolerance-in-a-novel-soybean-germplasm-fiskeby-iii
#20
Tuyen D Do, Tri D Vuong, David Dunn, Scotty Smothers, Gunvant Patil, Dennis C Yungbluth, Pengyin Chen, Andrew Scaboo, Dong Xu, Thomas E Carter, Henry T Nguyen, J Grover Shannon
The confirmation of a major locus associated with salt tolerance and mapping of a new locus, which could be beneficial for improving salt tolerance in soybean. Breeding soybean for tolerance to high salt conditions is important in some regions of the USA and world. Soybean cultivar Fiskeby III (PI 438471) in maturity group 000 has been reported to be highly tolerant to multiple abiotic stress conditions, including salinity. In this study, a mapping population of 132 F2 families derived from a cross of cultivar Williams 82 (PI 518671, moderately salt sensitive) and Fiskeby III (salt tolerant) was analyzed to map salt tolerance genes...
November 18, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
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