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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527804/nutritive-value-and-fermentation-characteristics-of-alfalfa-mixed-grass-forage-wrapped-with-minimal-stretch-film-layers-and-stored-for-different-lengths-of-time
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W K Coblentz, R K Ogden, M S Akins, E A Chow
A key aspect of managing baled silages is to quickly achieve and then rigorously maintain anaerobic conditions within the silage mass. The concept of inserting an O2-limiting barrier (OB) into plastic commercial silage wraps has been evaluated previously, yielding mixed or inconclusive results. Our objective for this study was to maximize the challenge to a commercial polyethylene bale wrap, or the identical wrap containing an OB, by using minimal plastic (4 layers), and then extending storage periods as long as 357 d...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527781/steroid-metabolism-in-breast-cancer-where-are-we-and-what-are-we-missing
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Donita Africander, Karl-Heinz Storbeck
It is well-known that breast cancer is hormone-dependent and that steroid hormones exert their mitogenic effects by binding to estrogen, progesterone and androgen receptors. Vital to our understanding and treatment of this malignancy, is the local metabolism of steroid hormones in breast cancer tissue. This review summarises our current knowledge on steroid producing pathways in the adrenal, ovary and breast, while focussing on the availability of specific circulating hormone precursors and steroidogenic enzymes involved in the local synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones in the breast...
May 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526718/p16-hpv-and-cetuximab-what-is-the-evidence
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James A Bonner, Ricard Mesia, Jordi Giralt, Amanda Psyrri, Ulrich Keilholz, David I Rosenthal, Frank Beier, Jeltje Schulten, Jan B Vermorken
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. It has recently been appreciated that human papillomavirus (HPV) status (or p16 status, which is a frequently used surrogate for HPV status) is prognostic for oropharyngeal SCCHN. Here, we review and contextualize existing p16 and HPV data, focusing on the cetuximab registration trials in previously untreated, locoregionally advanced, nonmetastatic SCCHN (LA SCCHN) and in recurrent and/or metastatic SCCHN (R/M SCCHN): the IMCL-9815 and EXTREME clinical trials, respectively...
May 18, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526578/barrel-cortex-what-is-it-good-for
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REVIEW
Maik C Stüttgen, Cornelius Schwarz
The rodent whisker system, with barrel cortex as its most prominent structure, has evolved into a powerful model system to study sensory processing. However, despite the vast amount of data collected on barrel cortex neural activity patterns, as well as its circuitry and plasticity, the precise behavioral and cognitive operations for which this structure is needed are still elusive. Proposed functions of barrel cortex include detection, discrimination, coordination of whisker movements during exploratory locomotion or active touch, and associative learning...
May 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524747/health-care-students-at-an-argentinean-school-of-medicine-are-they-well-prepared-to-provide-quality-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services
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Belén Provenzano-Castro, Silvia Oizerovich, Babill Stray-Pedersen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to assess what students of the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine learn about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights, focusing particularly on their knowledge of accessibility to contraception and abortion legislation. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, self-administered, anonymous questionnaires were administered to 760 first year students and to 695 final year students from different fields of study (medicine, midwifery, nursing, radiology, nutrition, speech therapy and physiotherapy) between 2011 and 2013...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523910/dense-layer-of-bacteriophages-ordered-in-alternating-electric-field-and-immobilized-by-surface-chemical-modification-as-sensing-element-for-bacteria-detection
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Łukasz Richter, Krzysztof Bielec, Adam Lesniewski, Marcin Łoś, Jan Paczesny, Robert Holyst
Faster and more sensitive environmental monitoring should be developed to face the worldwide problem of bacterial infections. To remedy this issue we demonstrate bacteria sensing element, which utilizes dense and ordered layers of bacteriophages specific for given bacteria strain. We combine 1) chemical modification of the surface to increase the surface coverage of bacteriophages 2) with alternating electric field to greatly increase the number of properly oriented bacteriophages at the surface. Usually in sensing elements a random orientation of bacteriophages results in steric hindrances, which cause that no more than few percent of all receptors is available...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523474/perceptions-of-successful-aging-among-older-adults-in-bangladesh-an-exploratory-study
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Iftekhar Amin
To analyze older adults' definitions of successful aging in Bangladesh. The purposively selected study sample comprised twelve participants who were aged over 60. Interviews using in-depth semi-structured questionnaires were conducted based on participants' chosen mode, either face-to-face, or by phone. Findings of this study support that successful aging is multidimensional - that is - for Bangladeshis successful aging encompasses dimensions such as adaptation to an aging body, financial security, family and intergenerational care, and social participation...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523062/role-of-antimicrobials-in-the-treatment-of-adult-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-acute-gastroenteritis-a-mini-review
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Omar Abbas Ahmed Malik
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Acute gastroenteritis is generally considered a self-limiting illness that does not require the use of antibiotics. However, many emergency departments in the country frequently prescribe antibiotics to patients presenting with diarrhoea. This review attempts to determine whether this practice is reasonable. Our objective was to determine the role of antimicrobials in the empiric management of acute gastroenteritis. METHODS: The online data base "PubMed", as well as the World Wide Web, were searched for relevant articles (RCTs, Reviews, Prospective studies, etc...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522872/integrated-multi-port-circulators-for-unidirectional-optical-information-transport
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Parinaz Aleahmad, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Demetrios Christodoulides, Patrick LiKamWa
On-chip photonic networks hold great promise for enabling next-generation high speed computation and communication systems. It is currently envisioned that future integrated photonic networks will be capable of processing dense digital information on a single monolithic platform by involving a multitude of optical components ranging from lasers to modulators, to routers, interconnects and detectors. Among the possible functionalities to be incorporated in such arrangements is the ability to route information in a unidirectional way among N-ports - a capability typically afforded through the use of optical circulators...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522592/sensitization-of-egfr-wild-type-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-to-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-erlotinib
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Judith Raimbourg, Marie-Pierre Joalland, Mathilde Cabart, Ludmilla de Plater, Fanny Bouquet, Ariel Savina, Didier Decaudin, Jaafar Bennouna, François M Vallette, Lisenn Lalier
The benefit of EGFR-TKI in non-small cell lung cancer has been demonstrated in mutant EGFR tumors as first-line treatment but the benefit in wild-type EGFR tumors is marginal as well as restricted to maintenance therapy in pretreated patients. This work aimed at questioning the effects of cisplatin initial treatment on the EGFR pathway in non-small cell lung cancer and the functional consequences in vitro and in in vivo animal models of Patient-Derived Xenografts (PDX). We establish here that cisplatin pretreatment specifically sensitizes wild-type EGFR expressing cells to erlotinib, contrary to what happens in mutant-EGFR cells and with a blocking EGFR antibody, both in vitro and in vivo The sensitization entails the activation of the kinase Src upstream of EGFR, thereafter transactivating EGFR through a ligand-independent activation...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521801/why-are-some-people-more-fit-than-others-correlates-and-determinants-of-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-adults-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Nita Perumal, Gert B M Mensink, Thomas Keil, Jonas David Finger
BACKGROUND: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a physical condition that is now well established as a predictor of numerous adverse health outcomes, independent of physical activity levels. In order to be able to improve CRF at the population level and to develop effective interventions and public health programmes, it is important to understand why some people are more fit than others. Therefore, the primary aim of the systematic review described in this protocol is to examine individual and interpersonal factors that are correlated with or determine CRF among adults...
May 18, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521460/n-myc-downstream-regulated-gene-1-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-the-regulation-of-integrin-%C3%AE-3
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Yan Song, Guangping Wu, Mingyang Zhang, Qianqian Kong, Juan Du, Yabing Zheng, Longtao Yue, Lili Cao
N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) is a multifunctional protein associated with carcinogenesis and tumor progression. The function of NDRG1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells remains controversial. The present study investigated the role of NDRG1 in HCC as well as its molecular mechanism using a range of techniques, including western blot analysis, cellular proliferation test, wound healing assay and Transwell assay. In HCC, the levels of NDRG1 expression were highest in the cytoplasm, followed by the membrane, and were lowest in the nucleus...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521312/the-influence-of-the-manner-of-performing-the-thyroid-ultrasound-examination-on-the-reliability-of-the-assessment-of-the-thyroid-size-in-school-aged-children
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Arkadiusz Zygmunt, Zbigniew Adamczewski, Agnieszka Zygmunt, Malgorzata Karbownik-Lewinska, Andrzej Lewinski
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Goitre incidence in school-aged children evaluated using ultrasonography is one of the essential indicators of iodine intake in a given area. The aim of the study was to examine what the difference is between the volume of the thyroid gland measured in the supine and sitting position and to determine the intra-observer, inter-observer, and inter-position variations. METHODS: The survey was conducted among 87 children (56 girls and 31 boys aged 7-13 years, mean age 10...
May 18, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520495/an-approach-to-assess-the-burden-of-work-related-injury-disease-and-distress
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Paul A Schulte, Rene Pana-Cryan, Teresa Schnorr, Anita L Schill, Rebecca Guerin, Sarah Felknor, Gregory R Wagner
The true burden (morbidity, mortality, disability, cost, pain, distress) of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries is unknown, and what is reported as burden is significantly underestimated. This underestimation affects the way decision-makers view investments in research and worker protection, which in turn has a substantial impact on national welfare and public health. To better describe the societal and individual burdens of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, we propose an approach to gauge what is known about burden and where new assessments may be made...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519900/type-i-interferon-pathway-in-cns-homeostasis-and-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Thomas Blank, Marco Prinz
Type I interferons (IFNs), IFN-α and IFN-β, represent the major effector cytokines of the host immune response against viruses and other intracellular pathogens. These cytokines are produced via activation of numerous pattern recognition receptors, including the Toll-like receptor signaling network, retinoic acid-inducible gene-1 (RIG-1), melanoma differentiation-associated protein-5 (MDA-5) and interferon gamma-inducible protein-16 (IFI-16). Whilst the contribution of type I IFNs to peripheral immunity is well documented, they can also be produced by almost every cell in the central nervous system (CNS)...
May 18, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518070/sample-preparation-for-mass-cytometry-analysis
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Ryan L McCarthy, Aundrietta D Duncan, Michelle C Barton
Mass cytometry utilizes antibodies conjugated with heavy metal labels, an approach that has greatly increased the number of parameters and opportunities for deep analysis well beyond what is possible with conventional fluorescence-based flow cytometry. As with any new technology, there are critical steps that help ensure the reliable generation of high-quality data. Presented here is an optimized protocol that incorporates multiple techniques for the processing of cell samples for mass cytometry analysis. The methods described here will help the user avoid common pitfalls and achieve consistent results by minimizing variability, which can lead to inaccurate data...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517038/do-trainees-feel-that-they-belong-to-a-team
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Sophie Price, Rosie Lusznat
BACKGROUND: Postgraduate medical education has undergone significant reorganisation in recent years, with changes to the traditional apprenticeship model and an increasing reliance on shift working. The importance of teamwork in clinical care is well established; however, there is little literature on the extent to which trainees actually feel part of a team in the context of current working patterns. METHOD: This is a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews of medical and surgical trainees...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516246/aspergillus-species-in-bronchiectasis-challenges-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-and-non-cystic-fibrosis-airways
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REVIEW
Sanjay H Chotirmall, Maria Teresa Martin-Gomez
Bronchiectasis is a chronic irreversible airway abnormality associated with infectious agents that either cause or superinfect the airways. While the role of bacteria is well studied, much remains to be determined about fungi in both cystic fibrosis- and non-cystic fibrosis-related bronchiectasis. The airway is constantly exposed to inhaled ambient moulds of which Aspergillus represent the most ubiquitous. In a normal healthy host, this situation is of little consequence. The presence of anatomical or immunological abnormalities such as those in bronchiectasis leads to a range of fungal-related pathologies from asymptomatic airway colonization to fungal sensitization, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or chronic pulmonary aspergillosis...
May 17, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516085/analysis-of-septin-reorganization-at-cytokinesis-using-polarized-fluorescence-microscopy
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Molly McQuilken, Maximilian S Jentzsch, Amitabh Verma, Shalin B Mehta, Rudolf Oldenbourg, Amy S Gladfelter
Septins are conserved filament-forming proteins that act in diverse cellular processes. They closely associate with membranes and, in some systems, components of the cytoskeleton. It is not well understood how filaments assemble into higher-order structures in vivo or how they are remodeled throughout the cell cycle. In the budding yeast S. cerevisiae, septins are found through most of the cell cycle in an hourglass organization at the mother-bud neck until cytokinesis when the collar splits into two rings that disassemble prior to the next cell cycle...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513463/alzheimer-s-disease-against-peptides-products-of-enzymatic-cleavage-app-protein-biological-pathobiological-and-physico-chemical-properties-of-fibrillating-peptides
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Małgorzata Marszałek
Various peptides products of enzymatic cleavage of key for Alzheimer's disease Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) are well known, but still are matter of scientific debate. The Aβ type products are especially challenging for experimental and medical research. This paper outlines several, still poorly known, biological and medical processes such as peptides biology, i.e., formation, biodistribution, translocation, transport and finally removal from brain compartments and body fluids like Intracellular Fluid (ICF), Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF), Interstitial Fluid (ISF), blood serum or urine...
May 17, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
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