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Derya Memis, Erkan Kozanoglu, Bayram Kelle, Mustafa K Goncu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of demographic and clinical characteristics on mobility, disability, and activities of daily life of patients with stroke. METHODS: This cross-sectional clinical study was performed in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine in Adana, Turkey, between February 2011 and December 2011. The study included 126 patients with stroke. The Brunnstrom recovery scale (BRS), functional ambulation classification scale (FACS), modified Barthel index (MBI), modified Rankin scale (MRS), and Rivermead mobility index (RMI) were used in the evaluation of the functional status of stroke patients...
October 2016: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Dominik Buckert, Sebastian Kelle, Sebastian Buss, Grigorios Korosoglou, Rolf Gebker, Ralf Birkemeyer, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Hugo Katus, Burkert Pieske, Peter Bernhardt
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has become a diagnostic modality that allows for prognostic risk stratification in various cardiac diseases. CMR derived detection of myocardial necrosis by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and assessment of left ventricular functional parameters such as left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) have been proven to be significantly associated with outcome and prognosis. Our study focusses on the validation of specific thresholds for these parameters in a multi-center daily all-comers cohort of stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Hiroki P Kotabe, Omid Kardan, Marc G Berman
Disorderly environments are linked to disorderly behaviors. Broken windows theory (Wilson & Kelling, 1982), an influential theory of crime and rule-breaking, assumes that scene-level social disorder cues (e.g., litter, graffiti) cause people to reason that they can get away with breaking rules. But what if part of the story is not about such complex social reasoning? Recent research suggests that basic visual disorder cues may be sufficient to encourage complex rule-breaking behavior. To test this hypothesis, we first conducted a set of experiments (Experiments 1-3) in which we identified basic visual disorder cues that generalize across visual stimuli with a variety of semantic content...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
Aghiad Ghazal, Josiane P Lafleur, Kell Mortensen, Jörg P Kutter, Lise Arleth, Grethe V Jensen
The increasingly narrow and brilliant beams at X-ray facilities reduce the requirements for both sample volume and data acquisition time. This creates new possibilities for the types and number of sample conditions that can be examined but simultaneously increases the demands in terms of sample preparation. Microfluidic-based sample preparation techniques have emerged as elegant alternatives that can be integrated directly into the experimental X-ray setup remedying several shortcomings of more traditional methods...
October 12, 2016: Lab on a Chip
Fabiana Cro', Cristina Lapucci, Emilio Vicari, Ginevra Salsi, Nicola Rizzo, Antonio Farina
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to present a new method for fetal Kell genotyping by means of the allelic discrimination of K1 and K2 in real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). METHODS: Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction incorporating an allele-specific primer was developed for detecting the K allele of KEL. RESULTS: By means of this method, the K1/K2 genotype was able to be determined in all blood samples analyzed. Results using cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) from two Kell-negative pregnant women confirmed the Kell-positive genotype of fetuses...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
N Quraishy, S Sapatnekar
The clinical importance of blood group antigens relates to their ability to evoke immune antibodies that are capable of causing hemolysis. The most important antigens for safe transfusion are ABO and D (Rh), and typing for these antigens is routinely performed for patients awaiting transfusion, prenatal patients, and blood donors. Typing for other blood group antigens, typically of the Kell, Duffy, Kidd, and MNS blood groups, is sometimes necessary, for patients who have, or are likely to develop antibodies to these antigens...
2016: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
Oluwarotimi Omorodion, Matthew Bober, Kelling J Donald
The nature of the bonding and a definite preference for an eclipsed geometry in several substituted but-2-ynes, including certain novel derivatives, are uncovered and examined. In particular, we consider the molecular species R3C-C≡C-CR3 (where R= H, F, Cl, Br, I, and CN), their R3C-B≡N-CR3 analogues, and a few novel exo-bridge systems with intra-molecular hydrogen bonds running parallel to the C-C≡C-C chain. In some cases, the potential energy surfaces are remarkably flat - so flat, in fact, that free rotation is predicted for those molecules at very low temperatures...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Said Jalife, Lei Liu, Sudip Pan, José Luis Cabellos, Edison Osorio, Cheng Lu, Thomas Heine, Kelling J Donald, Gabriel Merino
Several of the lowest energy structures of small and medium sized boron clusters are two-dimensional systems made up of a pair of concentric rings. In some cases, the barriers to the rotation of one of those rings relative to the other are remarkably low. We find that a combination of electronic and geometrical factors, including apparently the relative sizes and symmetries of the inner and outer rings, are decisive for the diminished barriers to in-plane rotation in these two dimensional clusters. A sufficiently large outer ring is important; for instance, expansion of the outer ring by a single atom may reduce the barrier significantly...
October 14, 2016: Nanoscale
Douglas B Kell, Stephen G Oliver
BACKGROUND: The term 'metabolome' was introduced to the scientific literature in September 1998. AIM AND KEY SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS OF THE REVIEW: To mark its 18-year-old 'coming of age', two of the co-authors of that paper review the genesis of metabolomics, whence it has come and where it may be going.
2016: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
Erwin A Scharberg, Carola Wieckhusen, Beate Luz, Sina Rothenberger, Annette Stürzel, Gabi Rink, Ekkehard Richter, Loredana Delle Chiaie, Anna Burgos, Christine Lomas-Francis, Peter Bugert
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September 28, 2016: Transfusion
Agathe Anthierens, Nicolas Olivier, Patrick Mucci, André Thevenon
OBJECTIVE: Low back pain is a pathology associated to a trunk extensors muscles weakness. Studies suggested that it could be associated with an inadequacy between oxygen demand and oxygen utilization by paraspinal muscles (Kell and Bhambhani, 2006). In contrast to chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients, judo athletes are characterized by a great trunk extensors muscles endurance, due to their intensive solicitation within sport practice. Our purpose was to compare aerobic metabolism in those muscles of CLBP patients with judo athletes...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Andrew Currin, Neil Swainston, Philip J Day, Douglas B Kell
Gene synthesis is a fundamental technology underpinning much research in the life sciences. In particular, synthetic biology and biotechnology utilize gene synthesis to assemble any desired DNA sequence, which can then be incorporated into novel parts and pathways. Here, we describe SpeedyGenes, a gene synthesis method that can assemble DNA sequences with greater fidelity (fewer errors) than existing methods, but that can also be used to encode extensive, statistically designed sequence variation at any position in the sequence to create diverse (but accurate) variant libraries...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Sarah E Kelling, Anthony Pattin, Abdulbaset Salim, Paul Kilgore, Steven R Erickson
INTRODUCTION: The goal of the study was to identify perceived barriers to implementation of vaccination services encountered by independent and small-chain community pharmacies in an urban setting. METHODS: Pharmacists in independent and small-chain pharmacies located in 29 Michigan ZIP codes were visited and asked to complete a 5- to 10-min semi-structured interview. RESULTS: A total of 93 independent and 12 small-chain pharmacies participated (n = 105; 61%)...
September 15, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
Jeffrey Kelling, Géza Ódor, Sibylle Gemming
Extensive dynamical simulations of restricted solid-on-solid models in D=2+1 dimensions have been done using parallel multisurface algorithms implemented on graphics cards. Numerical evidence is presented that these models exhibit Kardar-Parisi-Zhang surface growth scaling, irrespective of the step heights N. We show that by increasing N the corrections to scaling increase, thus smaller step-sized models describe better the asymptotic, long-wave-scaling behavior.
August 2016: Physical Review. E
Jacob J K Kirkensgaard, Ludovica Hengeller, Andriy Dorokhin, Qian Huang, Christopher J Garvey, Kristoffer Almdal, Ole Hassager, Kell Mortensen
We use small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) to study labeled short chains with and without the influence of an entangled and highly stretched surrounding environment of longer chains. We find unequivocal evidence of nematic effects as the blend chains in steady state flow are stretched a factor ∼1.5 more from the presence of the long chain nematic field. In the pure melt we confirm that the nonaffine mean-field result ν=0.5 for the strain coupling is still valid for very fast flows, while in the nematic system our analysis predicts an increased coupling constant...
August 2016: Physical Review. E
A K Burnett, N H Russell, R K Hills, J Kell, O J Nielsen, M Dennis, P Cahalin, C Pocock, S Ali, S Burns, S Freeman, D Milligan, R E Clark
The study was designed to compare clofarabine plus daunorubicin versus daunorubicin/ara-C in older patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Eight hundred and six untreated patients in the UK NCRI AML16 trial with AML/high-risk MDS (median age, 67yrs; range 56-84) and normal serum creatinine were randomised to two courses of induction chemotherapy with either daunorubicin/ara-C (DA) or daunorubicin/clofarabine (DClo). Patients were also included in additional randomisations; +/- one dose of gemtuzumab ozogamicin in course 1; 2v3 courses and +/- azacitidine maintenance...
September 2, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Christian A Kell, Maritza Darquea, Marion Behrens, Lorenzo Cordani, Christian Keller, Susanne Fuchs
Phonetic detail and lateralization of inner speech during covert sentence reading as well as overt reading in 32 right-handed healthy participants undergoing 3T fMRI were investigated. The number of voiceless and voiced consonants in the processed sentences was systematically varied. Participants listened to sentences, read them covertly, silently mouthed them while reading, and read them overtly. Condition comparisons allowed for the study of effects of externally versus self-generated auditory input and of somatosensory feedback related to or independent of voicing...
September 13, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
Pablo Wessig, Maciej Czarnecki, Dominik Badetko, Uwe Schilde, Alexandra Kelling
Naphthalenophanes are a special type of cyclophanes. While in the past (1,5)-, (1,6)-, and (1,8)naphthalenophanes were successfully prepared by using the photo-dehydro-Diels-Alder (DDA) reaction, access to (1,7)naphthalenophanes by this method was hitherto unknown. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to prepare these compounds by thermal DDA, we found that the photoinitiated variant (PDDA) represents a very efficient method to [k](1,7)naphthalenophanes 13. The scope ranged from highly strained (k = 11, 12) to macrocyclic products (k = 22, 24)...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
Ashish Jain, Ajju Agnihotri, Neelam Marwaha, Ratti Ram Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Red cell allo- and auto-immunization is a well recognized problem in multi-transfused thalassemic patients. We conducted this study on 301 multi-transfused thalassemic patients under the Thalassemia Transfusion Programme of Advanced Pediatric Centre of PGIMER. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The study was designed to determine the frequency of alloimmunization and autoimmunization in multi-transfused thalassemic patients and to establish the specificity of alloantibody to red cell antigens, if alloimmunization is detected...
July 2016: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
Raj Nath Makroo, Soma Agrawal, Aakanksha Bhatia, Mohit Chowdhry, Uday Kumar Thakur
BACKGROUND: Red cell alloimmunization is an acknowledged complication of blood transfusion. Current transfusion practices for thalassemia do not cater to this risk. Serological phenotyping is usually not reliable in these cases unless performed before the first transfusion. Under such circumstances, molecular blood grouping is an effective alternative. AIM: To perform molecular blood group genotyping in chronically transfused thalassemia patients and assess the risk of antigenic exposure and incidence of alloimmunization with current transfusion protocols...
July 2016: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
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