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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229643/vestpd-as-a-measure-of-ventilatory-acclimatization-to-hypobaric-hypoxia
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J A Loeppky, A C Sheard, R M Salgado, C M Mermier
This study compared the ventilation response to an incremental ergometer exercise at two altitudes: 633 mmHg (resident altitude = 1,600 m) and following acute decompression to 455 mmHg (≈4,350 m altitude) in eight male cyclists and runners. At 455 mmHg, the VESTPD at RER <1.0 was significantly lower and the VEBTPS was higher because of higher breathing frequency; at VO2max, both VESTPD and VEBTPS were not significantly different. As percent of VO2max, the VEBTPS was nearly identical and VESTPD was 30% lower throughout the exercise at 455 mmHg...
September 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228306/isoprenaline-versus-nitroglycerine-in-head-up-tilt-test
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Umesh R Bilagi, Jayaprakash Shenthar, Manjunath Nanjappa Cholenahally
BACKGROUND: HUTT test is used in evaluation of syncope. Isoprenaline and isosorbide dinitrate are used to increase the sensitivity of the test. These drugs act by different mechanisms. We aimed to compare the results of isoprenaline with isosorbide dinitrate. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 198 subjects referred for HUTT to our institute; those above the age of 35 years were not included in our study, because isoprenaline was not used commonly above this age; thus, only 90 subjects were analyzed...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228089/genotypic-characterization-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-spp-in-tertiary-center-iran
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Shervin Shokouhi, Ilad Alavi Darazam, Matin Rouhani, Mahdiyeh Ghasemnejad
BACKGROUND: Enterococci infection rate, mortality and morbidity has been increased in recent decades accompanied by progressive emerging antimicrobial resistance. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), important pathogen in hospitalized patients, have distinct antibiotic susceptibility to glycopeptides that varied genetically and can influence in choosing therapeutic agents. In this study, we aimed to determine the patterns of antimicrobial resistance according to the genotypic variations in VREs...
February 10, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226815/multi-domain-feature-selection-in-auditory-mismatch-negativity-via-parafac-based-template-matching-approach
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Saeed Pouryazdian, Andrew Chang, Dan J Bosnyak, Laurel J Trainor, Soosan Beheshti, Sridhar Krishnan, Saeed Pouryazdian, Andrew Chang, Dan J Bosnyak, Laurel J Trainor, Soosan Beheshti, Sridhar Krishnan, Soosan Beheshti, Dan J Bosnyak, Laurel J Trainor, Sridhar Krishnan, Saeed Pouryazdian, Andrew Chang
MisMatch Negativity (MMN) is a small event-related potential (ERP) that provide an index of sensory learning and perceptual accuracy for the cognitive research. Group-level analysis plays an important role for detecting differences at group or condition level, especially when the signal-to-noise ratio is low. Tensor factorization has provided a framework for group-level analysis of ERPs by exploiting more information of brain responses in more domains simultaneously. A 4-way ERP tensor of time × frequency × channel × subjects/condition is generated and decomposed via PARAFAC...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226801/electrocorticographic-signals-comparison-in-sensorimotor-cortex-between-contralateral-and-ipsilateral-hand-movements
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Yile Jin, Mingwei Lu, Xiaotian Wang, Shaomin Zhang, Junming Zhu, Xiaoxiang Zheng, Yile Jin, Mingwei Lu, Xiaotian Wang, Shaomin Zhang, Junming Zhu, Xiaoxiang Zheng
Brain machine interfaces (BMIs) have emerged as a technology to restore lost functionality in motor impaired patients. Most BMI systems employed neural signals from contralateral hemisphere. But many studies have also demonstrated the possibility to control hand movement using signals from ipsilateral one. However, the relationship of neural signals in sensorimotor cortex between contralateral and ipsilateral hand movement control is still unclear. In this study, the electrocorticographic signals (ECoG) of sensorimotor cortex were analyzed in two epilepsy participants when they performed a visual guided rock-scissors-paper task by using contralateral and ipsilateral hand respectively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225734/auditory-performance-and-electrical-stimulation-measures-in-cochlear-implant-recipients-with-auditory-neuropathy-compared-with-severe-to-profound-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Joseph Attias, Tally Greenstein, Miriam Peled, David Ulanovski, Jay Wohlgelernter, Eyal Raveh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare auditory and speech outcomes and electrical parameters on average 8 years after cochlear implantation between children with isolated auditory neuropathy (AN) and children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). DESIGN: The study was conducted at a tertiary, university-affiliated pediatric medical center. The cohort included 16 patients with isolated AN with current age of 5 to 12.2 years who had been using a cochlear implant for at least 3...
March 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224916/transcriptional-markers-enable-identification-of-rye-grass-lolium-sp-plants-with-non-target-site-based-resistance-to-herbicides-inhibiting-acetolactate-synthase
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Arnaud Duhoux, Sébastien Carrère, Alexis Duhoux, Christophe Délye
Molecular detection of herbicide non-target-site-based resistance (NTSR) classically requires extensively validated NTSR genes. We assessed the feasibility of predicting NTSR phenotypes using expression data of NTSR transcriptional markers, i.e., transcripts which expression levels are statistically correlated to NTSR. Markers were sought by comparative RNA-Seq analysis of untreated NTSR or sensitive plants from four rye-grass populations followed by expression quantification in 299 individual plants with characterised sensitivity to two acetolactate-synthase-inhibiting herbicides...
April 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224177/joint-toxicity-of-arsenic-copper-and-glyphosate-on-behavior-reproduction-and-heat-shock-protein-response-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Yunbiao Wang, Anastasia N Ezemaduka, Zhuheng Li, Zhanyan Chen, Chuantao Song
The soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans was used in 24-h acute exposures to arsenic (As), copper (Cu) and glyphosate (GPS) and to mixtures of As/Cu and As/GPS to investigate the effects of mixture exposures in the worms. A synergistic type of interaction was observed for acute toxicity with the As/Cu and As/GPS mixtures. Sublethal 24-h exposures of 1/1000, 1/100 and 1/10 of the LC50 concentrations for As, Cu and GPS individually and for As/Cu and As/GPS mixtures were conducted to observe responses in locomotory behavior (head thrashing), reproduction, and heat shock protein expression...
February 21, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222788/antimicrobial-resistance-and-genomic-rep-pcr-fingerprints-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-strains-from-animals-on-the-background-of-the-global-population-structure
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Isa Serrano, Manuela Oliveira, José Pedro Santos, Florence Bilocq, Alexandre Leitão, Luis Tavares, Jean-Paul Pirnay, Daniel De Vos
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important human opportunistic pathogen responsible for fatal nosocomial infections worldwide, and has emerged as a relevant animal pathogen. Treatment options are dramatically decreasing, due to antimicrobial resistance and the microorganism's large versatile genome. Antimicrobial resistance profiles, serotype frequency and genomic profile of unrelated P. aeruginosa isolates of veterinary origin (n = 73), including domesticated, farm, zoo and wild animals mainly from Portugal were studied...
February 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221816/priorities-in-fertility-decisions-for-reproductive-aged-cancer-patients-fertility-attitudes-and-cancer-treatment-study
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Dina M Flink, Laxmi A Kondapalli, Yvonne Kellar-Guenther
PURPOSE: The Fertility Attitudes and Cancer Treatment Study (FACTS) aims at better understanding the reasons and priorities of young adult cancer patients making decisions for fertility preservation (FP). Identifying the factors that center around a patient's fertility decisions will support the development of educational tools for providers and improve clinical care to meet patients' reproductive needs. METHODS: An exploratory qualitative study was conducted of 27 newly diagnosed male and female cancer patients who had presented for an oncofertility consultation...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220859/sensitivity-of-chemical-weathering-and-dissolved-carbon-dynamics-to-hydrological-conditions-in-a-typical-karst-river
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Jun Zhong, Si-Liang Li, Faxiang Tao, Fujun Yue, Cong-Qiang Liu
To better understand the mechanisms that hydrological conditions control chemical weathering and carbon dynamics in the large rivers, we investigated hydrochemistry and carbon isotopic compositions of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) based on high-frequency sampling in the Wujiang River draining the carbonate area in southwestern China. Concentrations of major dissolved solute do not strictly follow the dilution process with increasing discharge, and biogeochemical processes lead to variability in the concentration-discharge relationships...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218939/assessment-of-factors-for-recruiting-and-retaining-medical-students-to-rural-communities-using-the-community-apgar-questionnaire
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Alex J Reed, David Schmitz, Edward Baker, James Girvan, Theodore McDonald
BACKGROUND: Rural communities throughout the United States are eager to recruit and retain family physicians. This study examined factors that may contribute to a medical student's decision to consider rural family medicine practice using the Community Apgar Questionnaire (CAQ). METHODS: Third- and fourth-year medical students from 10 medical schools responded to a survey of 62 identified factors deemed to be present when assessing the strengths and challenges of recruiting family physicians to rural communities...
February 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218888/using-clinical-signs-and-symptoms-for-medical-management-of-radiation-casualties-2015-nato-exercise
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H Dörr, M Abend, W F Blakely, D L Bolduc, D Boozer, T Costeira, T Dant, A De Amicis, S De Sanctis, M Dondey, M Drouet, F Entine, S Francois, G Gagna, N Guitard, F Hérodin, M Hoefer, A Lamkowski, G La Sala, F Lista, P Loiacono, M Majewski, P Martigne, D Métivier, X Michel, J Pateux, J Pejchal, G Reeves, D Riccobono, Z Sinkorova, L Soyez, D Stricklin, A Tichy, M Valente, C R Woodruff, L Zarybnicka, M Port
The utility of early-phase (≤5 days) radiation-induced clinical signs and symptoms (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, erythema and changes in blood cell counts) was examined for the prediction of later occurring acute radiation syndrome (ARS) severity and the development of medical management strategies. Medical treatment protocols for radiation accident victims (METREPOL) was used to grade ARS severities, which were assigned response categories (RCs). Data on individuals (n = 191) with mild (RC1, n = 45), moderate (RC2, n = 19), severe (RC3, n = 20) and fatal (RC4, n = 18) ARS, as well as nonexposed individuals (RC0, n = 89) were generated using either METREPOL (n = 167) or the system for evaluation and archiving of radiation accidents based on case histories (SEARCH) database (n = 24), the latter comprised of real-case descriptions...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217518/a-2016-clinical-practice-pattern-in-the-management-of-primary-hypothyroidism-among-doctors-from-different-clinical-specialties-in-new-delhi
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Vineet Surana, Sameer Aggarwal, Deepak Khandelwal, Rajiv Singla, Saptarshi Bhattacharya, Sachin Chittawar, Sanjay Kalra, Deep Dutta
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to document practices in managing hypothyroidism among doctors in New Delhi, with special focus on subclinical hypothyroidism, pregnancy, and old age, and to compare it with global practices. METHODS: During an academic program attended by 394 doctors, all participants were given a questionnaire designed based on thyroid practices survey done by Burch et al. to evaluate the practice patterns. Questions were based on evaluating doctor's preferred choices in diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up of hypothyroidism in different scenarios...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216963/micronutrient-deficiencies-in-patients-with-chronic-atrophic-autoimmune-gastritis-a-review
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EDITORIAL
Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
Chronic atrophic autoimmune gastritis (CAAG) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by an immune response, which is directed towards the parietal cells and intrinsic factor of the gastric body and fundus and leads to hypochlorhydria, hypergastrinemia and inadequate production of the intrinsic factor. As a result, the stomach's secretion of essential substances, such as hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor, is reduced, leading to digestive impairments. The most common is vitamin B12 deficiency, which results in a megaloblastic anemia and iron malabsorption, leading to iron deficiency anemia...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215639/gata3-expression-and-its-relationship-with-clinicopathological-parameters-in-invasive-breast-carcinomas
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A Cakir, I Isik Gonul, O Ekinci, B Cetin, M Benekli, O Uluoglu
GATA3, as a transcription factor, is associated with estrogen receptor (ER) expression and necessary for luminal cell differentiation in mammary glands. Association of GATA3 expression with clinicopathological parameters, molecular subtypes of tumors, disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) for breast carcinoma patients were evaluated in this study. We immunohistochemically stained GATA3, CK5/6, EGFR, CK14 and vimentin on tissue microarray blocks of 457 invasive breast carcinomas. Tumors are sub-classified as luminal A, luminal B, HER2 expressing, basal-like and null type according to their hormonal status with cerbB2, CK 5/6 and EGFR expressions...
January 10, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215585/hot-cold-foods-in-diet-and-all-cause-mortality-in-a-japanese-community-the-takayama-study
#17
Chisato Nagata, Keiko Wada, Takashi Tamura, Kie Konishi, Yuko Goto
PURPOSE: In the field of traditional Chinese medicine, foods are grouped as cold or hot, and the balance of hot and cold food intake is considered vital to good health. We aimed to examine prospectively whether hot-cold food intake as well as ratio of hot-to-cold foods is associated with all-cause mortality in a general population. METHODS: A total of 28,356 residents of Takayama City, Japan (response rate: 85.3%, mean age: 54.6 [SD, 12.6] years, male: 45.9%), responded to a food frequency questionnaire in 1992...
January 25, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214975/surveillance-scans-in-lymphoma-friend-or-foe
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REVIEW
Tycel Phillips, Jessica Mercer
Advancements in the treatment of lymphoma over the last few decades have allowed more patients to achieve a remission after the completion of therapy. Due to the improvement in response rates, methods to detect recurrence early and accurately during follow-up, especially in patients with potential curable aggressive lymphomas, are a key. Observation has always involved close clinical follow-up with the use of physical exams and routine labs, but rapid changes in technology have allowed CT scans, PET scans, and MRIs to become an integral part of managing patients with lymphoma...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214377/reciprocal-translocation-of-small-numbers-of-inbred-individuals-rescues-immunogenetic-diversity
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Catherine E Grueber, Jolene T Sutton, Sol Heber, James V Briskie, Ian G Jamieson, Bruce C Robertson
Genetic rescue can reduce inbreeding depression and increase fitness of small populations, even when the donor populations are highly inbred. In a recent experiment involving two inbred island populations of the South Island robin, Petroica australis, reciprocal translocations improved microsatellite diversity and individual fitness. While microsatellite loci may reflect patterns of genome-wide diversity, they generally do not indicate the specific genetic regions responsible for increased fitness. We tested the effectiveness of this reciprocal translocation for rescuing diversity of two immunogenetic regions: toll-like receptor (TLR) and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213388/effects-of-dopamine-donor-pretreatment-on-graft-survival-after-kidney-transplantation-a-randomized-trial
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Peter Schnuelle, Wilhelm H Schmitt, Christel Weiss, Antje Habicht, Lutz Renders, Martin Zeier, Felix Drüschler, Katharina Heller, Przemyslaw Pisarski, Bernhard Banas, Bernhard K Krämer, Matthias Jung, Kai Lopau, Christoph J Olbricht, Horst Weihprecht, Peter Schenker, Johan W De Fijter, Benito A Yard, Urs Benck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Donor dopamine improves initial graft function after kidney transplantation due to antioxidant properties. We investigated if a 4 µg/kg per minute continuous dopamine infusion administered after brain-death confirmation affects long-term graft survival and examined the exposure-response relationship with treatment duration. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Five-year follow-up of 487 renal transplant patients from 60 European centers who had participated in the randomized, multicenter trial of dopamine donor pretreatment between 2004 and 2007 (ClinicalTrials...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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