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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127800/regulation-of-chemicals-in-children-s-products-how-u-s-and-eu-regulation-impacts-small-markets
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Maya Negev, Tamar Berman, Shay Reicher, Simona Balan, Anna Soehl, Shula Goulden, Ruti Ardi, Yaniv Shammai, Laura Hadar, Arlene Blum, Miriam L Diamond
Toys and children's products may contain trace metals and organic compounds that are potentially harmful to the health and development of infants and young children. Intergovernmental organizations and individual countries regulate chemicals in consumer products, but a coordinated international approach is lacking. This paper examines the implications of chemical regulation in children's products in large markets for a smaller market, namely Israel. We compared chemical regulations in children's products in the U...
November 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124420/mixed-method-evaluation-of-social-media-based-tools-and-traditional-strategies-to-recruit-high-risk-and-hard-to-reach-populations-into-an-hiv-prevention-intervention-study
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Sarah J Iribarren, Alhasan Ghazzawi, Alan Z Sheinfil, Timothy Frasca, William Brown, Javier Lopez-Rios, Christine T Rael, Iván C Balán, Raynier Crespo, Curtis Dolezal, Rebecca Giguere, Alex Carballo-Diéguez
Men who have sex with men and transgender women are hard-to-reach populations for research. Social media-based tools may overcome certain barriers in accessing these groups and are being tested in an ongoing study exploring HIV home-test kit use to reduce risk behavior. We analyzed pre-screening responses about how volunteers learned about the study (n = 896) and demographic data from eligible participants who came for an initial study visit (n = 216) to determine the strengths and weaknesses of recruitment strategies...
November 9, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119473/preference-of-oral-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-emtricitabine-versus-rectal-tenofovir-reduced-glycerin-1-gel-regimens-for-hiv-prevention-among-cisgender-men-and-transgender-women-who-engage-in-receptive-anal-intercourse-with-men
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Alex Carballo-Diéguez, Rebecca Giguere, Curtis Dolezal, Cheng-Shiun Leu, Iván C Balán, William Brown, Christine Rael, Barbra A Richardson, Jeanna M Piper, Linda-Gail Bekker, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Anupong Chitwarakorn, Pedro Gonzales, Timothy H Holtz, Albert Liu, Kenneth H Mayer, Carmen D Zorrilla, Javier R Lama, Ian McGowan, Ross D Cranston
Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can prevent HIV transmission. Yet, some may prefer not to take systemic daily medication. MTN-017 was a 3-period, phase 2 safety and acceptability study of microbicide gel applied rectally either daily or before and after receptive anal intercourse (RAI), compared to daily oral tablet. At baseline, cisgender men and transgender women who reported RAI (N = 187) rated the daily oral regimen higher in overall liking, ease of use, and likelihood of future use than the gel regimens...
November 8, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103489/isolation-and-characterisation-of-cellulose-nanocrystals-from-sago-seed-shells
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Subair Naduparambath, Jinitha T V, Shaniba V, Sreejith M P, Aparna K Balan, Purushothaman E
Sago (Cycas circinalis) seed shells are agricultural waste materials discarded after taking the pith. In the present study Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are isolated from the sago seed shells by acid hydrolysis. The hydrolysis was performed with 64% (w/w) sulphuric acid. The resulting CNCs were characterized by FTIR, XRD, SEM, TEM, AFM, DLS, Zeta (ζ) potential and TGA. FTIR spectrum of CNCs shows similar frequencies as that of α-cellulose, but with reduced intensity. XRD diffraction pattern shows co-existence of cellulose I and cellulose II with crystallinity index of 72% for cellulose II, 69% for cellulose I and crystallite size dimension of 9...
January 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089450/mark3-mediated-phosphorylation-of-arhgef2-couples-microtubules-to-the-actin-cytoskeleton-to-establish-cell-polarity
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María-José Sandí, Christopher B Marshall, Marc Balan, Étienne Coyaud, Ming Zhou, Daniel M Monson, Noboru Ishiyama, Arun A Chandrakumar, José La Rose, Amber L Couzens, Anne-Claude Gingras, Brian Raught, Wei Xu, Mitsuhiko Ikura, Deborah K Morrison, Robert Rottapel
The PAR-1-MARK pathway controls cell polarity through the phosphorylation of microtubule-associated proteins. Rho-Rac guanine nucleotide exchange factor 2 (ARHGEF2), which activates Ras homolog family member A (RHOA), is anchored to the microtubule network and sequestered in an inhibited state through binding to dynein light chain Tctex-1 type 1 (DYNLT1). We showed in mammalian cells that liver kinase B1 (LKB1) activated the microtubule affinity-regulating kinase 3 (MARK3), which in turn phosphorylated ARHGEF2 at Ser(151) This modification disrupted the interaction between ARHGEF2 and DYNLT1 by generating a 14-3-3 binding site in ARHGEF2, thus causing ARHGEF2 to dissociate from microtubules...
October 31, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079166/benefits-of-urologic-dermatologic-consultations-for-the-diagnosis-of-cutaneous-penile-lesions-a%C3%A2-prospective-study
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Edouard Fortier, Arnaud Cerruti, Christian Le Clec'h, Abdel-Rahmène Azzouzi, Pierre Bigot
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the benefits of a specialized consultation created in 2014 for cutaneous penile lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a descriptive prospective study evaluating all patients sent for a monthly urologic-dermatologic consultation at a French university hospital from September 2014 to September 2015 for cutaneous penile lesions. All patients evaluated were included. We collected the demographic data, clinical examination findings, and the proposed diagnosis and treatment for every patient...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077271/prevalence-of-rheumatic-musculoskeletal-symptoms-in-rural-and-urban-areas-a-cross-sectional-study-in-northern-india
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Ragini Alok, Ragini Srivastava, Puneet Kumar, Siddharth K Das, Girdhar G Agarwal, Pooja Dhaon
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of rheumatic musculoskeletal symptoms in rural and urban areas of Lucknow. METHOD: The survey was carried out in a cluster of rural (n = 5118) and urban (n = 5053) communities of Lucknow through a door-to-door survey. Demographic data were collected and subjects with musculoskeletal pain (MSK pain) were identified. A Hindi adapted version of the Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic Diseases questionnaire was used...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076032/brief-participant-centered-convergence-interviews-integrate-self-reports-product-returns-and-pharmacokinetic-results-to-improve-adherence-measurement-in-mtn-017
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Iván C Balán, Rebecca Giguere, William Brown, Alex Carballo-Diéguez, Stephanie Horn, Craig W Hendrix, Mark A Marzinke, Ratiya Pamela Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Karen Patterson, Jeanna M Piper, Ian McGowan, Javier R Lama, Ross D Cranston
MTN-017 compared the safety and acceptability of daily oral emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, daily reduced-glycerin 1% tenofovir gel applied rectally, and the same gel applied before and after receptive anal intercourse. The Data Convergence Interview (DCI) and the Pharmacokinetic Data Convergence Interview (PK-DCI) were brief, collaborative interactions conducted with participants during adherence counseling sessions to improve accurate measurement of adherence to study product use. DCIs converged data from product return counts and participants' responses to daily text messages...
October 26, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025127/are-participants-concerned-about-privacy-and-security-when-using-short-message-service-to-report-product-adherence-in-a-rectal-microbicide-trial
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Rebecca Giguere, William Brown Iii, Ivan C Balán, Curtis Dolezal, Titcha Ho, Alan Sheinfil, Mobolaji Ibitoye, Javier R Lama, Ian McGowan, Ross D Cranston, Alex Carballo-Diéguez
Objective: During a Phase 2 rectal microbicide trial, men who have sex with men and transgender women (n = 187) in 4 countries (Peru, South Africa, Thailand, United States) reported product use daily via short message service (SMS). To prevent disclosure of study participation, the SMS system program included privacy and security features. We evaluated participants' perceptions of privacy while using the system and acceptability of privacy/security features. Materials and Methods: To protect privacy, the SMS system: (1) confirmed participant availability before sending the study questions, (2) required a password, and (3) did not reveal product name or study participation...
August 24, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979839/the-periplasmic-binding-protein-nrtt-affects-xantham-gum-production-and-pathogenesis-in-xanthomonas-citri
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Aline Sampaio, Vanessa Rodrigues Pegos, Elisa Emiko Oshiro, Andrea Balan
In Xanthomonas citri, the bacterium that causes citrus canker, three ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are known to be dedicated to the uptake of sulfur compounds. In this work, using functional, biophysical and structural methods, we showed that NrtT, a periplasmic component of the ABC transporter NrtCB, is an alkanesulfonate-binding protein and that the deletion of the nrtT gene affected xantham gum synthesis, adhesion and biofilm production, similarly to the phenotype obtained in the X. citri ssuA-knockout strain, in which the alkanesulfonate-binding protein SsuA is absent...
October 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979559/clostridium-perfringens-sepsis-complicated-by-right-ventricular-cardiogenic-shock
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Cosmin Balan, Graham Barker, David Garry
Clostridium perfringens sepsis has been ascribed a dismal prognosis when associated with massive intravascular haemolysis. We present a 71-year-old woman's fatal case which was compounded by isolated right ventricular cardiogenic shock. In this context, combined use of transthoracic echocardiography and pulmonary artery catheter monitoring is able to yield an individualized hemodynamic resuscitation. We discuss key aspects related to right and left heart mechanical efficiency, hypothesize as to the pulmonary hypertension mechanism of our case and set to emphasize a physiologically based framework for right ventricular failure hemodynamic management...
May 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975036/marked-paraneoplastic-basophilia-accompanying-eosinophilia-in-a-cat-with-alimentary-t-cell-lymphoma
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Maria Balan, Aimee Hope, Joseph Cassidy, Maureen McCullough, Peter J O'Brien
CASE SUMMARY: A 5-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was referred with a history of persistent pyrexia, pica, soft faeces, inappetence, intermittent vomiting, mild-to-moderate granulocytosis and mild hypercalcaemia. No significant improvement was noted after antibiotic and corticosteroid treatment, except that the hypercalcaemia resolved. Physical examination, including thoracic auscultation, and abdominal and peripheral lymph node palpation, were unremarkable. On admission, haematology revealed moderate leukocytosis (36...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963491/generating-highly-reflective-and-conductive-metal-layers-through-a-light-assisted-synthesis-and-assembling-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-a-polymer-matrix
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Mohamed Zaier, Loïc Vidal, Samar Hajjar-Garreau, Lavinia Balan
The development of metalized surfaces exhibiting mirror properties and/or electric conductivity without heavy equipments and with low metal charge is a big challenge in view of many industrial applications. We report herein on the photo-assembling of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in a polymer matrix, carried out within minutes from an acrylate monomer and silver nitrate at room temperature, under air and without any solvents. The top surface of the material gets converted into a continuous silver thin film and a depthwise concentration gradient of AgNPs is created in the polymer, which images the absorption profile of the actinic UV light in the reactive formulation...
September 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955361/gaining-insight-into-exclusive-and-common-transcriptomic-features-linked-with-biotic-stress-responses-in-malus
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Bipin Balan, Tiziano Caruso, Federico Martinelli
Identifying key information in transcriptomic data is very important, especially when the "omic" study deals with plant responses to stresses in field conditions where a high number of variables and disturbing factors may affect the analysis. In this meta-analysis we collected 12 transcriptomic works in Malus in order to identify which key genes, proteins, gene categories are involved in general plant pathological conditions and those features linked with exclusive biotic stress responses. Those genes that are only related with molecular responses to pathogen attacks and those linked with other plant physiological processes were identified...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948458/catalytic-microwave-pyrolysis-of-oil-palm-fiber-opf-for-the-biochar-production
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Md Arafat Hossain, Poo Balan Ganesan, Shanti Chandran Sandaran, Shaifulazuar Bin Rozali, Sivakumar Krishnasamy
Microwave pyrolysis of oil palm fiber (OPF) with three types of Na-based catalysts was experimentally investigated to produce biochar. Sodium hydroxide (NaOH), sodium chloride (NaCl), and sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) with purity 99.9% were selected for this investigation. Microwave muffle reactor (Model: HAMiab-C1500) with a microwave power controller including a microwave generator was used to perform the microwave pyrolysis. OPF particles were used after removing foreign materials, impurities, and dust. Microwave power ranges from 400 to 900 W, temperature ranges from 450 to 700 °C, and N2 flow rates ranges from 200 to -1200 cm(3)/min were used along with all three Na-based catalysts for this investigation...
September 26, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917299/exploitation-of-chemical-herbal-and-nanoformulated-acaricides-to-control-the-cattle-tick-rhipicephalus-boophilus-microplus-a-review
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Balan Banumathi, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Periyannan Rajasekar, Narayanan Marimuthu Prabhu, Palaniappan Ramasamy, Kadarkarai Murugan, Angelo Canale, Giovanni Benelli
The tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is a key vector of bacterial and protozoan diseases causing heavy economic losses directly and indirectly in animal husbandry. In the past decades, the control of ticks faced some major issues, such as the rapid development of resistance in targeted vectors and non-target effects on human health and the environment, due to the employ of synthetic acaricides and repellents. Eco-friendly pesticides for treating and controlling animal parasites such as ticks were mainly from medicinal plants and thus they form the richest entity for manufacturing resources for drugs...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895662/a-case-of-zoon-balanitis-in-an-immune-competent-teenager
#17
Claudio Marasca, Maria C Annunziata, Sara Cacciapuoti, Marianna Donnarumma, Giuseppe Ferrara, Enrico Maisto, Gabriella Fabbrocini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893977/open-fontanelles-in-an-elderly-man
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Rakul Nambiar, Dalus Dae, Jithesh Balan, Anjali Srikumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892974/squamous-cell-carcinoma-penis-in-a-case-of-urethral-stricture-due-to-lichen-sclerosus-balanitis-xerotica-obliterans-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
Yogesh Taneja, Priyatama Ram, Santosh Kumar Dhaked, Tridib Kumar Sen
Penile carcinoma is considered a delayed sequel of lichen sclerosus. It is important to recognize this not so uncommon complication in time as survival of patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) depends on early diagnosis and treatment. We describe a case of a 49-year-old male presenting with urethral stricture due to lichen sclerosus. He was treated for stricture disease and later on developed SCC penis after ten years of presentation.
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872641/polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-deficiency-during-neurodevelopment-in-mice-models-the-prodromal-state-of-schizophrenia-through-epigenetic-changes-in-nuclear-receptor-genes
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M Maekawa, A Watanabe, Y Iwayama, T Kimura, K Hamazaki, S Balan, H Ohba, Y Hisano, Y Nozaki, T Ohnishi, M Toyoshima, C Shimamoto, K Iwamoto, M Bundo, N Osumi, E Takahashi, A Takashima, T Yoshikawa
The risk of schizophrenia is increased in offspring whose mothers experience malnutrition during pregnancy. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are dietary components that are crucial for the structural and functional integrity of neural cells, and PUFA deficiency has been shown to be a risk factor for schizophrenia. Here, we show that gestational and early postnatal dietary deprivation of two PUFAs-arachidonic acid (AA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-elicited schizophrenia-like phenotypes in mouse offspring at adulthood...
September 5, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
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