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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538023/magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-assessment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-tissue-composition
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Marco Borri, Kristiana D Gordon, Julie C Hughes, Erica D Scurr, Dow-Mu Koh, Martin O Leach, Peter S Mortimer, Maria A Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to propose a magnetic resonance imaging acquisition and analysis protocol that uses image segmentation to measure and depict fluid, fat, and muscle volumes in breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL). This study also aims to compare affected and control (unaffected) arms of patients with diagnosed BCRL, providing an analysis of both the volume and the distribution of the different tissue components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The entire arm was imaged with a fluid-sensitive STIR and a 2-point 3-dimensional T1W gradient-echo-based Dixon sequences, acquired in sagittal orientation and covering the same imaging volume...
May 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529762/enhanced-inter-subject-brain-computer-interface-with-associative-sensorimotor-oscillations
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Simanto Saha, Khawza I Ahmed, Raqibul Mostafa, Ahsan H Khandoker, Leontios Hadjileontiadis
Electroencephalography (EEG) captures electrophysiological signatures of cortical events from the scalp with high-dimensional electrode montages. Usually, excessive sources produce outliers and potentially affect the actual event related sources. Besides, EEG manifests inherent inter-subject variability of the brain dynamics, at the resting state and/or under the performance of task(s), caused probably due to the instantaneous fluctuation of psychophysiological states. A wavelet coherence (WC) analysis for optimally selecting associative inter-subject channels is proposed here and is being used to boost performances of motor imagery (MI)-based inter-subject brain computer interface (BCI)...
February 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527527/small-scale-separation-of-isoxazole-structurally-related-analogues-by-chiral-supercritical-fluid-chromatography
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Yasmine Zehani, Lucas Lemaire, Regis Millet, Emmanuelle Lipka
Chromatographic preparative enantioseparation is now the preferred method to obtain milligram amounts of pure enantiomers in the first step of the development of a therapeutic molecule. Supercritical fluid chromatography has many advantages over liquid chromatography and was therefore chosen for the small scale enantioseparation of four original 3-carboxamido-5-aryl isoxazole molecules, ligands of the CB2 cannabinoid receptors. The preparation of about 10mg of each of the eight enantiomers was achieved successfully on a Chiralpak(®) AD-H (tris-3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate of amylose) polysaccharide based stationary phase with various percentages of ethanol as a co-solvent, through mixed-stream injections and touching-band approach...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526613/the-role-of-trochanteric-flip-osteotomy-in-fixation-of-certain-acetabular-fractures
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Sandeep Gupta, Jagdeep Singh, Jagandeep Singh Virk
PURPOSE: Complete visualization of certain acetabular fractures of posterior wall or column with cranial extension involving superior dome from standard surgical exposures is a challenge. Osteotomy of the greater trochanter has been used to enhance fracture visualization, especially the dome, in posterior and lateral exposures of the acetabulum. It also decreases the need for excessive muscle retraction. The purpose of the study was to investigate the outcome associated with trochanteric flip osteotomy in the management of certain acetabulum fractures...
March 23, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526182/pharmacologic-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-available-therapies
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James Thrasher
Choices for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have multiplied as our understanding of the underlying pathophysiologic defects has evolved. Treatment should target multiple defects in T2DM and follow a patient-centered approach that considers factors beyond glycemic control, including cardiovascular risk reduction. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology and the American Diabetes Association recommend an initial approach consisting of lifestyle changes and monotherapy, preferably with metformin...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523125/fat-soluble-vitamin-intake-from-the-consumption-of-food-fortified-food-and-supplements-design-and-methods-of-the-belgian-vitadek-study
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Isabelle Moyersoen, Stefaan Demarest, Karin De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau, Carl Lachat, John Van Camp
BACKGROUND: The adequacy of micronutrient intake is a public health concern, as both insufficient and excessive intake levels may result in adverse health effects. Data on dietary intake are needed to evaluate potential problems regarding inadequate intake at population level and to formulate effective public health and food safety recommendations. Assessing the intake of micronutrients in population subgroups such as infants, toddlers, pregnant and lactating women is challenging and requires specific approaches...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521089/nanoporous-block-polymer-thin-films-functionalized-with-bio-inspired-ligands-for-the-efficient-capture-of-heavy-metal-ions-from-water
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Jacob Logan Weidman, Ryan A Mulvenna, Bryan W Boudouris, William A Phillip
Heavy metal contamination of water supplies poses a serious threat to public health, prompting the development of novel and sustainable treatment technologies. One promising approach is to molecularly engineer the chemical affinity of a material for the targeted removal of specific molecules from solution. In this work, nanoporous polymer thin films generated from tailor-made block polymers were functionalized with the bio-inspired moieties glutathione and cysteamine for the removal of heavy metal ions, including lead and cadmium, from aqueous solutions...
May 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511634/human-factors-considerations-in-designing-for-infection-prevention-and-control-in-neonatal-care-findings-from-a-pre-design-inquiry
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Chantal Trudel, Sue Cobb, Kathryn Momtahan, Janet Brintnell, Ann Mitchell
Qualitative data collection methods drawn from the early stages of human-centred design frameworks combined with thematic analysis were used to develop an understanding of infection prevention practice within an existing neonatal intensive care unit. Findings were used to generate a framework of understanding which in turn helped inform a baseline approach for future research and design development. The study revealed that a lack of clarity between infection transmission zones and a lack of design attributes needed to uphold infection prevention measures may be undermining healthcare workers' understanding and application of good practice...
May 17, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509906/therapeutic-efficacy-of-atypical-antipsychotic-drugs-by-targeting-multiple-stress-related-metabolic-pathways
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H L Cai, P Jiang, Q Y Tan, R L Dang, M M Tang, Y Xue, Y Deng, B K Zhang, P F Fang, P Xu, D X Xiang, H D Li, J K Yao
Schizophrenia (SZ) is considered to be a multifactorial brain disorder with defects involving many biochemical pathways. Patients with SZ show variable responses to current pharmacological treatments of SZ because of the heterogeneity of this disorder. Stress has a significant role in the pathophysiological pathways and therapeutic responses of SZ. Atypical antipsychotic drugs (AAPDs) can modulate the stress response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and exert therapeutic effects on stress by targeting the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and hippocampus...
May 16, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505580/factors-affecting-perceived-change-in-physical-activity-in-pregnancy
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Astrid Merkx, Marlein Ausems, Luc Budé, Raymond de Vries, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze
OBJECTIVE: reduction of physical activity (PA) during pregnancy is common but undesirable, as it is associated with negative outcomes, including excessive gestational weight gain. Our objective was to explore changes in five types of activity that occurred during pregnancy and the behavioural determinants of the reported changes in PA. DESIGN: we performed a secondary analysis of a cross sectional survey that was constructed using the ASE-Model - an approach to identifying the factors that drive behaviour change that focuses on Attitude, Social influence, and self-Efficacy...
May 9, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498877/high-end-of-life-health-care-costs-and-hospitalization-burden-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-a-population-based-study
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Sanjay K Murthy, Paul D James, Lilia Antonova, Mathieu Chalifoux, Peter Tanuseputro
BACKGROUND: End of life (EOL) care is associated with greater costs, particularly for acute care services. In patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), EOL costs may be accentuated due to reliance on hospital-based services and expensive diagnostic tests and treatments. We aimed to compare EOL health care use and costs between IBD and non-IBD decedents. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all decedents of Ontario, Canada between 2010 and 2013 using linked health administrative data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497957/compression-ratio-ion-mobility-programming-crimp-accumulation-and-compression-of-billions-of-ions-for-ion-mobility-mass-spectrometry-using-traveling-waves-in-structures-for-lossless-ion-manipulations-slim
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Liulin Deng, Sandilya V B Garimella, Ahmed M Hamid, Ian K Webb, Isaac K Attah, Randolph V Norheim, Spencer A Prost, Xueyun Zheng, Jeremy A Sandoval, Erin S Baker, Yehia M Ibrahim, Richard D Smith
We report on the implementation of a traveling wave (TW) based compression ratio ion mobility programming (CRIMP) approach within structures for lossless ion manipulations (SLIM) that enables both greatly enlarged trapped ion charge capacities and also efficient ion population compression for use in ion mobility (IM) separations. Ion accumulation is conducted in a SLIM serpentine ultralong path with extended routing (SUPER) region after which CRIMP compression allows the large ion populations to be "squeezed"...
May 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497913/role-of-antioxidants-in-assisted-reproductive-techniques
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REVIEW
Ashok Agarwal, Ahmad Majzoub
Oxidative stress (OS) has been recognized as a significant cause of suboptimal assisted reproductive outcome. Many of the sperm preparation and manipulation procedures that are necessary in the in vitro environment can result in excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) thereby exposing the gametes and growing embryos to significant oxidative damage. Antioxidants have long been utilized in the management of male subfertility as they can counterbalance the elevated levels of ROS inducing a high state of OS...
April 30, 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496284/using-hydrazine-to-link-ferrocene-with-re-co-3-a-modular-approach
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Kullapa Chanawanno, Hannah M Rhoda, Abed Hasheminasab, Laura A Crandall, Alexander J King, Richard S Herrick, Victor N Nemykin, Christopher J Ziegler
Acetyl ferrocene and diacetyl ferrocene both readily react with an excess of hydrazine to afford the corresponding hydrazone compounds. These compounds can then be linked to Re(CO)3 via a metal-mediated Schiff base reaction, resulting in a series of ferrocene-Re(CO)3 conjugates with different stoichiometries. Conjugates with 1:1, 1:2, and 2:1 ferrocene: Re(CO)3 ratios can be produced via this "modular" type synthesis approach. Several examples of these conjugates were structurally characterized, and their spectroscopic, electrochemical, and spectroelectrochemical behaviors were investigated...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495838/usher-syndrome-type-1-associated-cadherins-shape-the-photoreceptor-outer-segment
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Cataldo Schietroma, Karine Parain, Amrit Estivalet, Asadollah Aghaie, Jacques Boutet de Monvel, Serge Picaud, José-Alain Sahel, Muriel Perron, Aziz El-Amraoui, Christine Petit
Usher syndrome type 1 (USH1) causes combined hearing and sight defects, but how mutations in USH1 genes lead to retinal dystrophy in patients remains elusive. The USH1 protein complex is associated with calyceal processes, which are microvilli of unknown function surrounding the base of the photoreceptor outer segment. We show that in Xenopus tropicalis, these processes are connected to the outer-segment membrane by links composed of protocadherin-15 (USH1F protein). Protocadherin-15 deficiency, obtained by a knockdown approach, leads to impaired photoreceptor function and abnormally shaped photoreceptor outer segments...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494809/the-ped-t-trial-protocol-the-effect-of-physical-exercise-and-dietary-therapy-compared-with-cognitive-behavior-therapy-in-treatment-of-bulimia-nervosa-and-binge-eating-disorder
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Therese Fostervold Mathisen, Jan H Rosenvinge, Gunn Pettersen, Oddgeir Friborg, KariAnne Vrabel, Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Mette Svendsen, Trine Stensrud, Maria Bakland, Rolf Wynn, Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen
BACKGROUND: Sufferers from bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) underestimate the severity risk of their illness and, therefore, postpone seeking professional help for years. Moreover, less than one in five actually seek professional help and only 50% respond to current treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The impetus for the present trial is to explore a novel combination treatment approach adapted from physical exercise- and dietary therapy (PED-t)...
May 12, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492082/metabolomics-approach-in-the-investigation-of-metabolic-changes-in-obese-men-after-24-weeks-of-combined-training
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Renata G Duft, Alex Castro, Ivan L P Bonfante, Diego T Brunelli, Mara P T Chacon-Mikahil, Cláudia R Cavaglieri
Obesity is associated with comorbidities related to metabolic disorders due to excess of adipose tissue. Physical exercise has a major role in the prevention of obesity. Combined training (CT), in particular, has been shown to improve markers of health. In this study, we used (1)H NMR-based metabolomics to investigate changes in the metabolism of obese men after 24 weeks of CT. Twenty-two obese (body mass index 31 ± 1.4 kg/m(2)), middle-aged men (48.2 ± 6.1 years) were randomly assigned to a control group (CG, n = 11) or CT group (n = 11)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492049/a-review-of-laser-and-light-therapy-in-melasma
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REVIEW
M K Trivedi, F C Yang, B K Cho
Melasma is a dysregulation of the homeostatic mechanisms that control skin pigmentation and excess pigment is produced. Traditional treatment approaches with topical medications and chemical peels are commonly used but due to the refractory and recurrent nature of melasma, patients often seek alternative treatment strategies such as laser and light therapy. Several types of laser and light therapy have been studied in the treatment of melasma. Intense pulsed light, low fluence Q-switched lasers, and non-ablative fractionated lasers are the most common lasers and light treatments that are currently performed...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489870/new-gssr-and-est-ssr-markers-reveal-high-genetic-diversity-in-the-invasive-plant-ambrosia-artemisiifolia-l-and-can-be-transferred-to-other-invasive-ambrosia-species
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Lucie Meyer, Romain Causse, Fanny Pernin, Romain Scalone, Géraldine Bailly, Bruno Chauvel, Christophe Délye, Valérie Le Corre
Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., (common ragweed), is an annual invasive and highly troublesome plant species originating from North America that has become widespread across Europe. New sets of genomic and expressed sequence tag (EST) based simple sequence repeats (SSRs) markers were developed in this species using three approaches. After validation, 13 genomic SSRs and 13 EST-SSRs were retained and used to characterize the genetic diversity and population genetic structure of Ambrosia artemisiifolia populations from the native (North America) and invasive (Europe) ranges of the species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489851/global-analysis-of-double-strand-break-processing-reveals-in-vivo-properties-of-the-helicase-nuclease-complex-addab
#20
Anjana Badrinarayanan, Tung B K Le, Jan-Hendrik Spille, Ibrahim I Cisse, Michael T Laub
In bacteria, double-strand break (DSB) repair via homologous recombination is thought to be initiated through the bi-directional degradation and resection of DNA ends by a helicase-nuclease complex such as AddAB. The activity of AddAB has been well-studied in vitro, with translocation speeds between 400-2000 bp/s on linear DNA suggesting that a large section of DNA around a break site is processed for repair. However, the translocation rate and activity of AddAB in vivo is not known, and how AddAB is regulated to prevent excessive DNA degradation around a break site is unclear...
May 10, 2017: PLoS Genetics
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