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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688464/parkinson-disease-and-melanoma-confirming-and-reexamining-an-association
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Lauren A Dalvin, Gena M Damento, Barbara P Yawn, Barbara A Abbott, David O Hodge, Jose S Pulido
OBJECTIVE: To examine an association between melanoma and Parkinson disease (PD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Phase I: Rochester Epidemiology Project records were used to identify (between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 2013) patients with PD in Olmsted County, Minnesota, with 3 matched controls per case. After review, JMP statistical software with logistic regression analysis was used to assess the risk of preexisting melanoma in patients with PD vs controls. Phase II: All Rochester Epidemiology Project cases of melanoma were identified (between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 2014), with 1 control per case...
July 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681299/valorization-of-crataegus-azarolus-stones-for-the-removal-of-textile-anionic-dye-by-central-composite-rotatable-design-using-cubic-model-optimization-isotherm-and-kinetic-studies
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Noreddine Boudechiche, Hynda Yazid, Mohamed Trari, Zahra Sadaoui
In this study, the central composite rotatable design (CCRD) was used in the optimization of the operating parameters for the removal of the direct blue 86 (DB86), an anionic dye, because of its hazardous impact on human health and aquatic environment. In addition, DB86 is a recalcitrant and non-biodegradable dye whose presence considerably inhibits photosynthesis. Its removal in aqueous medium was achieved by biosorption onto the novel biosorbent Crataegus azarolus stones (CAS). The parameters like the solution pH, biosorbent dose, initial DB86 concentration, and temperature were studied in the ranges 2-6, 0...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653369/recognition-of-chronic-migraine-by-medicine-trainees-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Priyanka Yadav, Alec L Bradley, Jonathan H Smith
OBJECTIVE: Chronic migraine is a diagnosis that can be abstracted through the clinical history, although some providers may struggle in properly applying diagnostic criteria. We aimed to learn how well medicine trainees would be able to recognize the diagnostic criteria for chronic migraine and apply that medical knowledge to case vignettes illustrating different symptom interpretation strategies of the identical information. METHODS: An electronic, anonymous and multiple-choice response questionairre assessing selected trainee characteristics, headache case vignettes, and chronic migraine diagnostic criteria was distributed to all regional medicine program directors and coordinators in Kentucky and surrounding states...
June 26, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588661/quantification-of-the-articular-view-of-the-elbow-afforded-by-standard-portals-using-30%C3%A2-arthroscopy
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Robert Moverley, Henry B Colaco, Bran Rudran, Matthew Szarko, Magnus Arnander, Duncan Tennent
BACKGROUND: The present study quantifies the field of view (FOV) from standard arthroscopy portals and aims to identify anatomical regions where the FOV is limited. METHODS: Eleven cadaveric elbows were examined through standard anteromedial, anterolateral and posterior portals. The FOV was marked with dye using a spinal needle. The articular surfaces were then exposed and the percentage FOV seen was calculated. FOV percentage areas were compared using a Student's t-test (JMP, version 10, SAS Institute Inc...
July 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549961/preliminary-results-of-aorfix-tm-stent-graft-to-treat-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-severe-proximal-aortic-neck-angulation
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Pietro Volpe, Mafalda Massara, Antonino Alberti, Santo Marino, Alberto Volpe, Daniela Mazzaccaro, Silvia Stegher, Giovanni Nano
BACKGROUND: We report a preliminary experience about endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aneurysm (iAAA) with severe proximal aortic neck angulation using the Aorfix(TM) stent graft. METHODS: Data of consecutive patients with iAAA with severe proximal neck angulation submitted to endovascular repair between September 2012 and December 2014 in two Italian centres of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery were retrospectively reviewed and outcomes analyzed using the software JMP 5...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508544/a-decision-tree-for-nonmetric-sex-assessment-from-the-skull
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Natalie R Langley, Beatrix Dudzik, Alesia Cloutier
This study uses five well-documented cranial nonmetric traits (glabella, mastoid process, mental eminence, supraorbital margin, and nuchal crest) and one additional trait (zygomatic extension) to develop a validated decision tree for sex assessment. The decision tree was built and cross-validated on a sample of 293 U.S. White individuals from the William M. Bass Donated Skeletal Collection. Ordinal scores from the six traits were analyzed using the partition modeling option in JMP Pro 12. A holdout sample of 50 skulls was used to test the model...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431146/response-of-broiler-chickens-fed-wheat-based-diets-to-xylanase-supplementation
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G Gonzalez-Ortiz, D Sola-Oriol, M Martinez-Mora, J F Perez, M R Bedford
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of xylanase supplementation on performance, footpad score (FPS), nutrient digestibility, and intestinal morphometry in broiler chickens. Two-hundred-eighty-eight Ross 308 broiler chicks (one d old) were placed in one of 3 experimental treatments: positive control (PC), negative control (NC) (-150 kcal/kg), and XYL (NC supplemented with xylanase). Each treatment had 8 replicates with 12 animals each. Starter (zero to 21 d) and grower (21 to 42 d) diets, based on wheat and soy-bean meal, were available ad libitum...
April 18, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419653/hcv-viraemia-associates-with-nk-cell-activation-and-dysfunction-in-antiretroviral-therapy-treated-hiv-hcv-co-infected-subjects
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E Papasavvas, L Azzoni, X Yin, Q Liu, J Joseph, A Mackiewicz, B Ross, K M Lynn, J M Jacobson, K Mounzer, J R Kostman, L J Montaner
The impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels on immune status in chronically HCV mono-infected when compared to HIV/HCV co-infected on antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains poorly understood. A total of 78 African American subjects HCV viraemic/naïve to HCV treatment (33 HCV genotype 1 mono-infected, 45 ART-treated HIV/HCV genotype 1 co-infected) were studied. Clinical and liver enzyme measurements were performed. Whole blood was analysed for immune subset changes by flow cytometry. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were used for same-day constitutive and in vitro Interferon (IFN)-α-induced signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) phosphorylation, K562 target cell lysis and K562 target cell recognition-mediated IFN-γ production...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391558/a-survey-of-the-knowledge-of-african-american-women-about-prostate-cancer-screening
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Taryn Y Eastland
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men. Its incident and mortality rates are generally higher in populations of African descent. The scientific community recommends that men should be informed of the benefits, risks, and limitations of screening in order to make an informed decision regarding participation in prostate cancer screening. Women are known to act as the healthcare gatekeeper for the family. As such, African-American (AA) women could facilitate the informed decision-making process by providing prostate cancer and screening information to AA men...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318644/comparison-of-outcomes-for-mr-guided-versus-ct-guided-high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-in-women-with-locally-advanced-carcinoma-of-the-cervix
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sophia C Kamran, Matthias M Manuel, Linda P Cho, Antonio L Damato, Ehud J Schmidt, Clare Tempany, Robert A Cormack, Akila N Viswanathan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to compare local control (LC), overall survival (OS) and dose to the organs at risk (OAR) in women with locally advanced cervical cancer treated with MR-guided versus CT-guided interstitial brachytherapy (BT). METHODS: 56 patients (29 MR, 27 CT) were treated with high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial BT between 2005-2015. The MR patients had been prospectively enrolled on a Phase II clinical trial. Data were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier (K-M) and Cox proportional hazards statistical modeling in JMP® & R®...
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316952/interface-between-mta-and-dental-bonding-agents-scanning-electron-microscope-evaluation
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Gabriele Cervino, Luca Fiorillo, Gianrico Spagnuolo, Ennio Bramanti, Luigi Laino, Floriana Lauritano, Marco Cicciù
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Nowadays, the material that offers the best sealing characteristic in the field of endodontic treatment is the mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), nevertheless, this material necessities an adhesive bonding agent to perfectly join to the dental surface. The aim of this study was to analyze using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) the possible microgap between the adhesive, MTA, and the dental surface. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen extracted molars were divided into two groups - group A was prepared with MTA-component adhesive and group B was prepared with MTA and composite dual etching...
January 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291785/transcriptome-difference-and-potential-crosstalk-between-liver-and-mammary-tissue-in-mid-lactation-primiparous-dairy-cows
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Dengpan Bu, Massimo Bionaz, Mengzhi Wang, Xuemei Nan, Lu Ma, Jiaqi Wang
Liver and mammary gland are among the most important organs during lactation in dairy cows. With the purpose of understanding both the different and the complementary roles and the crosstalk of those two organs during lactation, a transcriptome analysis was performed on liver and mammary tissues of 10 primiparous dairy cows in mid-lactation. The analysis was performed using a 4×44K Bovine Agilent microarray chip. The transcriptome difference between the two tissues was analyzed using SAS JMP Genomics using ANOVA with a false discovery rate correction (FDR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284691/relationships-between-early-life-growth-intake-and-birth-season-with-first-lactation-performance-of-holstein-dairy-cows
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H Chester-Jones, B J Heins, D Ziegler, D Schimek, S Schuling, B Ziegler, M B de Ondarza, C J Sniffen, N Broadwater
The objective was to determine the relationships between early-life parameters [including average daily gain (ADG), body weight (BW), milk replacer intake, starter intake, and birth season] and the first-lactation performance of Holstein cows. We collected data from birth years 2004 to 2012 for 2,880 Holstein animals. Calves were received from 3 commercial dairy farms and enrolled in 37 different calf research trials at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center from 3 to 195 d. Upon trial completion, calves were returned to their respective farms...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284649/compositional-data-for-global-monitoring-the-case-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation
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A Pérez-Foguet, R Giné-Garriga, M I Ortego
INTRODUCTION: At a global level, access to safe drinking water and sanitation has been monitored by the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) of WHO and UNICEF. The methods employed are based on analysis of data from household surveys and linear regression modelling of these results over time. However, there is evidence of non-linearity in the JMP data. In addition, the compositional nature of these data is not taken into consideration. This article seeks to address these two previous shortcomings in order to produce more accurate estimates...
March 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273159/the-challenge-of-monitoring-elusive-large-carnivores-an-accurate-and-cost-effective-tool-to-identify-and-sex-pumas-puma-concolor-from-footprints
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Sky Alibhai, Zoe Jewell, Jonah Evans
Acquiring reliable data on large felid populations is crucial for effective conservation and management. However, large felids, typically solitary, elusive and nocturnal, are difficult to survey. Tagging and following individuals with VHF or GPS technology is the standard approach, but costs are high and these methodologies can compromise animal welfare. Such limitations can restrict the use of these techniques at population or landscape levels. In this paper we describe a robust technique to identify and sex individual pumas from footprints...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267534/cross-sectional-imaging-to-evaluate-the-extent-of-regional-nodal-disease-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy
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Tara L Anderson, Katrina N Glazebrook, Brittany L Murphy, Lyndsay D Viers, Tina J Hieken
PURPOSE: Cross-sectional imaging often is performed in breast cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) and may identify level III axillary and extra-axillary nodal disease. Our aim was to investigate associations of radiologic nodal staging with pathological N (pN) stage at operation and to explore how this might aid surgical and radiotherapy treatment planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With IRB approval, we reviewed pre-treatment breast MRI, PET/CT, and CT imaging and clinicopathologic data on 348 breast cancer patients with imaging available for review undergoing NST followed by operation at our institution 1/2008-9/2013...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125178/the-epidemiology-of-emergency-in-patient-hospitalisations-among-those-with-no-fixed-abode-homeless-2005-2014-what-lessons-can-be-learnt
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A O'Farrell, D S Evans, M Allen
Estimates show that homelessness is increasing in Ireland. This study analysed the epidemiology of emergency hospitalisations among those experiencing homelessness between 2005-2014. All in-patient admissions to acute hospitals classified with 'no fixed abode' were extracted from the Hospital In-patient Enquiry System. Data were analysed using JMP. There were 2,051 in-patient emergency admissions of people classified with 'no fixed abode' during the study period, an increase of 406% since 2005 (78 in 2005 vs...
October 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108033/the-utility-of-repeat-sestamibi-scans-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-after-an-initial-negative-scan
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Vikram D Krishnamurthy, Sara Sound, Alexis K Okoh, Pinar Yazici, Hakan Yigitbas, Donald Neumann, Krupa Doshi, Eren Berber
BACKGROUND: We analyzed the utility of repeated sestambi scans in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and its effects on operative referral. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent repeated sestambi scans exclusively within our health system between 1996-2015. Patient demographic, presentation, laboratory, imaging, operative, and pathologic data were reviewed. Univariate analysis with JMP Pro v12 was used to identify factors associated with conversion from an initial negative to a subsequent positive scan...
January 17, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048875/su-f-j-185-detection-of-low-contrast-objects-optimization-of-ct-simulation-reconstruction-protocol-parameters
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S Alani, A Schlocker, N Honig, B Corn
PURPOSE: CT simulation has become an integral component of modern RT planning and therefore must be continually optimized. We evaluated the detection of small and low-contrast regions in images obtained during CT simulation. METHODS: A CT phantom containing a contrast detail modulus for detection of low-contrast structures was used to optimize the CT reconstruction protocol for abdomen. The parameters (A) Pitch, (B) Reconstruction Filter, and (C) Rotation Time type were varied for assessment of image quality...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989472/monitoring-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-a-review-through-the-lens-of-human-rights
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Ricard Giné-Garriga, Óscar Flores-Baquero, Alejandro Jiménez-Fdez de Palencia, Agustí Pérez-Foguet
International monitoring of drinking water and sanitation has been jointly carried out by WHO and UNICEF through their Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). With the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era in 2015, the JMP has proposed a post-2015 framework for integrated monitoring of water and sanitation targets included in the Sustainable Development Goal no. 6. This article discusses how each element of the proposed sanitation target and corresponding indicators can be understood from a human rights perspective...
February 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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