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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430552/the-inter-association-task-force-document-on-emergency-health-and-safety-best-practice-recommendations-for-youth-sports-leagues
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Robert A Huggins, Samantha E Scarneo, Douglas J Casa, Luke N Belval, Kate S Carr, George Chiampas, Michael Clayton, Ryan M Curtis, A J Duffy, Alexandra Flury, Matthew Gammons, Yuri Hosokawa, John F Jardine, Cynthia R LaBella, Rachael Oats, Jack W Ransone, Scott R Sailor, Katie Scott, Rebecca L Stearns, Lesley W Vandermark, Timothy Weston
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April 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429340/controlled-prospective-observational-study-on-the-efficiency-and-tolerability-of-a-combination-of-potential-nrf2-inducing-antioxidants-and-micronutrients-as-pre-treatment-for-icsi-in-dyspermic-patients-with-previous-failure
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R Rago, M Gallo, A Dal Lago, E Licata, G Paciotti, M Amodei, C Meneghini, C Fabiani, G Dani, C Liberanome, D Antonaci, R Corno, D Miriello, G Giuffrida, B Giammusso
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of pre-treatment in dyspermic males in IVF couples with a combination of micronutrients, for the purpose of improving the fertilization rate, the implantation rate and the outcome of the pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This controlled prospective clinical study was performed in two medically assisted reproduction centers. 59 males with mild oligo-astheno-teratospermia (OAT) were admitted to the study. All of them had a history of previous in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts with female partners aged < 40 diagnosed having tubal or idiopathic infertility...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425967/a-simple-and-specific-noncompetitive-elisa-method-for-ht-2-toxin-detection
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Henri O Arola, Antti Tullila, Alexis V Nathanail, Tarja K Nevanen
We developed an HT-2 toxin-specific simple ELISA format with a positive read-out. The assay is based on an anti-immune complex (IC) scFv antibody fragment, which is genetically fused with alkaline phosphatase (AP). The anti-IC antibody specifically recognizes the IC between a primary anti-HT-2 toxin Fab fragment and an HT-2 toxin molecule. In the IC ELISA format, the sample is added together with the scFv-AP antibody to the ELISA plate coated with the primary antibody. After 15 min of incubation and a washing step, the ELISA response is read...
April 20, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425557/dual-spectra-band-emissive-eu-2-mn-2-co-activated-alkaline-earth-phosphates-for-indoor-plant-growth-novel-phosphor-converted-leds
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Young Jun Yun, Jin Kyu Kim, Ji Young Ju, Seul Ki Choi, Woon Ik Park, Jae Yong Suh, Ha-Kyun Jung, Yongseon Kim, Sungho Choi
This paper reports designing a novel single composition blue/red color illuminating phosphor followed by fabricating "smart" agricultural/horticultural LED lighting. Color-tunable Eu(2+)/Mn(2+) co-activated alkaline earth phosphates, Na(Sr,Ba)PO4 and Ca3Mg3(PO4)4, are considered, and the stable doping sites for the corresponding activators are identified by using first-principle DFT calculations. We can realize the designated color purity with stable thermal quenching preserved luminescence behavior is induced by the Eu(2+) center positioned at different coordination states with intermixed Sr(2+)/Ba(2+) sites in Na(Sr,Ba)PO4 hosts...
April 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425220/associations-between-the-transsexual-voice-questionnaire-tvq-mtf-and-self-report-of-voice-femininity-and-acoustic-voice-measures
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Georgia Dacakis, Jennifer Oates, Jacinta Douglas
BACKGROUND: The Transsexual Voice Questionnaire (TVQ(MtF) ) was designed to capture the voice-related perceptions of individuals whose gender identity as female is the opposite of their birth-assigned gender (MtF women). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the TVQ(MtF) is ongoing. AIMS: To investigate associations between TVQ(MtF) scores and (1) self-perceptions of voice femininity and (2) acoustic parameters of voice pitch and voice quality in order to evaluate further the validity of the TVQ(MtF) ...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424332/improving-genetic-diagnosis-in-mendelian-disease-with-transcriptome-sequencing
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Beryl B Cummings, Jamie L Marshall, Taru Tukiainen, Monkol Lek, Sandra Donkervoort, A Reghan Foley, Veronique Bolduc, Leigh B Waddell, Sarah A Sandaradura, Gina L O'Grady, Elicia Estrella, Hemakumar M Reddy, Fengmei Zhao, Ben Weisburd, Konrad J Karczewski, Anne H O'Donnell-Luria, Daniel Birnbaum, Anna Sarkozy, Ying Hu, Hernan Gonorazky, Kristl Claeys, Himanshu Joshi, Adam Bournazos, Emily C Oates, Roula Ghaoui, Mark R Davis, Nigel G Laing, Ana Topf, Peter B Kang, Alan H Beggs, Kathryn N North, Volker Straub, James J Dowling, Francesco Muntoni, Nigel F Clarke, Sandra T Cooper, Carsten G Bönnemann, Daniel G MacArthur
Exome and whole-genome sequencing are becoming increasingly routine approaches in Mendelian disease diagnosis. Despite their success, the current diagnostic rate for genomic analyses across a variety of rare diseases is approximately 25 to 50%. We explore the utility of transcriptome sequencing [RNA sequencing (RNA-seq)] as a complementary diagnostic tool in a cohort of 50 patients with genetically undiagnosed rare muscle disorders. We describe an integrated approach to analyze patient muscle RNA-seq, leveraging an analysis framework focused on the detection of transcript-level changes that are unique to the patient compared to more than 180 control skeletal muscle samples...
April 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421615/the-effects-of-oat-%C3%AE-glucan-incorporation-on-the-quality-structure-consumer-acceptance-and-glycaemic-response-of-steamed-bread
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Lei Wang, Fayin Ye, Liyuan Feng, Fubin Wei, Guohua Zhao
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the incorporation of oat β-glucan (OβG) on the sensory and nutritional quality of steamed bread. Wheat flour was substituted with OβG at levels varying from 0 g/100 g to 5 g/100 g. The results showed that the products containing 1 g/100 g and 3 g/100 g OβG produced a comparable overall consumer acceptance while a significantly lower score was given to the product with 5 g/100 g. Nutritionally, the presence of OβG impeded in vitro starch hydrolysis by amylolytic enzymes...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413129/return-to-play-after-osteochondral-autograft-transplantation-of-the-capitellum-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jacob M Kirsch, Jared R Thomas, Moin Khan, Whitney A Townsend, Jeffrey N Lawton, Asheesh Bedi
PURPOSE: To determine the rate of return to play and to identify lesion or osteochondral graft characteristics that may influence the return to competitive athletics after osteochondral autograft transplantation (OAT) for symptomatic osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. A duplicate search of PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, and CENTRAL databases was performed, beginning from the database inception dates through July 2016, for all articles evaluating the return to play after OAT for OCD lesions of the capitellum...
April 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408116/-prevalence-of-oral-anticoagulation-and-quality-of-its-management-in-primary-healthcare-a-study-by-the-health-sentinel-network-of-the-region-of-valencia-spain
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Ana Boned-Ombuena, Jordi Pérez-Panadés, Aurora López-Maside, Maite Miralles-Espí, Sandra Guardiola Vilarroig, Desamparados Adam Ruiz, Oscar Zurriaga
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of patients with oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) in the Region of Valencia and to evaluate the quality of management of OAT with vitaminK antagonists (VKA) carried out in primary healthcare. DESIGN: Observational cross-sectional study conducted through the Health Sentinel Network of the Region of Valencia, which includes a survey and the retrospective analysis of OAT monitoring. SETTING: Primary healthcare, Region of Valencia, Spain...
April 10, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406180/dna-methylation-landscape-of-ocular-tissue-relative-to-matched-peripheral-blood
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Alex W Hewitt, Vania Januar, Alexandra Sexton-Oates, Jihoon E Joo, Maria Franchina, Jie Jin Wang, Helena Liang, Jamie E Craig, Richard Saffery
Epigenetic variation is implicated in a range of non-communicable diseases, including those of the eye. However, investigating the role of epigenetic variation in central tissues, such as eye or brain, remains problematic and peripheral tissues are often used as surrogates. In this study, matched human blood and eye tissue (n = 8) were obtained post-mortem and DNA methylation profiling performed on blood, neurosensory retina, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)/choroid and optic nerve tissue using the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 platform...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398383/-right-atrial-appendage-thrombosis-during-atrial-fibrillation-an-element-to-look-for
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Giovanni Barbati, Renato De Domenico, Stefania Rossi, Elena Vecchiato, Roberto Zeppellini
Oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) is a mainstay of atrial fibrillation (AF) pharmacological treatment. Left atrial appendage closure is a possible treatment, when feasible, in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage during OAT. We report a case of right atrial appendage thrombosis in a patient with chronic AF admitted for syncope due to diuretic-induced orthostatic hypotension. Two years previously, he had undergone left atrial appendage closure with the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug device because of intracerebral hemorrhage during OAT...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396711/engineering-plant-membranes-using-droplet-interface-bilayers
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N E Barlow, E Smpokou, M S Friddin, R Macey, I R Gould, C Turnbull, A J Flemming, N J Brooks, O Ces, L M C Barter
Droplet interface bilayers (DIBs) have become widely recognised as a robust platform for constructing model membranes and are emerging as a key technology for the bottom-up assembly of synthetic cell-like and tissue-like structures. DIBs are formed when lipid-monolayer coated water droplets are brought together inside a well of oil, which is excluded from the interface as the DIB forms. The unique features of the system, compared to traditional approaches (e.g., supported lipid bilayers, black lipid membranes, and liposomes), is the ability to engineer multi-layered bilayer networks by connecting multiple droplets together in 3D, and the capability to impart bilayer asymmetry freely within these droplet architectures by supplying droplets with different lipids...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395816/regeneration-of-tert-butylhydroquinone-by-tea-polyphenols
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Yafang Guo, Yahui Guo, Yunfei Xie, Yuliang Cheng, He Qian, Weirong Yao
To study the antioxidant capacity (AC) regeneration of tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) by tea polyphenols (TPs), a separable system has been designed for its evaluation. The AC values of three natural food matrices (liquorice, oat, and ginger) and TBHQ regenerated by TPs were all higher than their controls, and similar to the initial values (p<0.05). The average regeneration efficiency (RE) value was 1.49 for these three natural food matrices, and 0.82 for TBHQ. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy analysis has revealed the synergistic effect of TBHQ and TPs, which arose from the regeneration of TBHQ by TPs...
May 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395249/opioid-users-with-comorbid-hepatitis-c-spent-more-time-in-agonist-therapy-a-6-year-observational-study-in-taiwan
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Horng-Maw Chen, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Kun-Chia Chang, Kuan-Ying Lee, Ching-Ming Cheng
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly prevalent among opioid agonist therapy (OAT) patients, but little is known about long-term OAT use among this population. METHODS: Subjects diagnosed as opioid dependence were recruited from Mar. 2006 to Jul. 2008 in a psychiatry center in southern Taiwan with the OAT censored in 2012, and their socio-demographics, drug use characteristics, and markers of blood-borne infection were assessed at entry. Correlates with HCV infection and OAT retention were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression...
March 31, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391550/donor-site-morbidity-after-osteochondral-autologous-transplantation-for-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-capitellum-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Rens Bexkens, Paul T Ogink, Job N Doornberg, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs, Denise Eygendaal, Luke S Oh, Michel P J van den Bekerom
PURPOSE: To determine the rate of donor-site morbidity after osteochondral autologous transplantation (OATS) for capitellar osteochondritis dissecans. METHODS: A literature search was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library to identify studies up to November 6, 2016. Criteria for inclusion were OATS for capitellar osteochondritis dissecans, reported outcomes related to donor sites, ≥10 patients, ≥1 year follow-up, and written in English. Donor-site morbidity was defined as persistent symptoms (≥1 year) or cases that required subsequent intervention...
April 8, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388263/reversal-of-cystoid-macular-edema-in-gyrate-atrophy-patients
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Dan Heller, Chen Weiner, Iris Nasie, Yair Anikster, Yuval Landau, Tal Koren, Russell Pokroy, Adi Abulafia, Eran Pras
PURPOSE: This study reports the presentation of two families with gyrate atrophy (GA). The aim of this study was to characterize the potential effect of therapeutic regimens on macular edema. METHODS: Two unrelated patients with GA were studied for the potential effect of low protein diet (≤ 0.8 g/kg/d), and oral administration of pyridoxine (500 mg/day), on serum ornithine levels, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit-lamp, OCT, and auto-fluorescence findings...
April 7, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388012/methylation-profiling-of-paediatric-pilocytic-astrocytoma-reveals-variants-specifically-associated-with-tumour-location-and-predictive-of-recurrence
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Alexandra Sexton-Oates, Andrew Dodgshun, Volker Hovestadt, David T W Jones, David M Ashley, Michael Sullivan, Duncan MacGregor, Richard Saffery
Childhood pilocytic astrocytomas (PA) are low grade tumours with an excellent prognosis. However, a minority, particularly those in surgically inaccessible locations, have poorer long term outcome. At present it is unclear whether anatomical location in isolation, or in combination with underlying biological variation, determines clinical behaviour. Here we have tested the utility of DNA methylation profiling to inform tumour biology and to predict behaviour in paediatric PA. Genome-wide DNA methylation profiles were generated for 117 paediatric PAs...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385286/dietary-psyllium-fiber-increases-intestinal-heat-shock-protein-25-expression-in-mice
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Miyuki Ogata, Tran Van Hung, Hiroyuki Tari, Teruaki Arakawa, Takuya Suzuki
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) protect intestinal epithelial cell function, integrity and viability against many forms of stress. We hypothesized that dietary fibers (DFs) in the diet may increase HSP expression, since DFs are known to exhibit beneficial effects on intestinal health. The present study investigated the regulation of intestinal HSP expression by DFs, particularly psyllium fiber. Feeding psyllium fiber for 5 d increased HSP25 expression, but not HSP32 and HSP70 expression in the jejunum, ileum, and colon of mice at both the protein and mRNA levels...
March 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385246/impact-of-hydrothermal-and-mechanical-processing-on-dissolution-kinetics-and-rheology-of-oat-%C3%AE-glucan
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Myriam M-L Grundy, Janina Quint, Anne Rieder, Simon Ballance, Cécile A Dreiss, Peter J Butterworth, Peter R Ellis
Oat mixed-linkage β-glucan has been shown to lower fasting blood cholesterol concentrations due notably to an increase in digesta viscosity in the proximal gut. To exert its action, the polysaccharide has to be released from the food matrix and hydrated. The dissolution kinetics of β-glucan from three oat materials, varying in their structure, composition and degree of processing, was investigated by incubating the oats at 37°C over multiple time points (up to 72h). The samples were analysed for β-glucan content, weight-average molecular weight and rheological behaviour...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378974/level-of-contamination-with-mycobiota-and-contents-of-mycotoxins-from-the-group-of-trichothecenes-in-grain-of-wheat-oats-barley-rye-and-triticale-harvested-in-poland-in-2006-2008
#20
Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Juliusz Perkowski
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The risk of cereal exposure to microbial contamination is high and possible at any time, starting from the period of plant vegetation, through harvest, up to the processing, storage and transport of the final product. Contents of mycotoxins in grain are inseparably connected with the presence of fungal biomass, the presence of which may indicate the occurrence of a fungus, and indirectly also products of its metabolism. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Analyses were conducted on 378 grain samples of wheat, triticale, barley, rye and oats collected from grain silos located at grain purchase stations and at mills in Poland in 2006, 2007 and 2008...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
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