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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817693/clinical-signs-profound-acidemia-hypoglycemia-and-hypernatremia-are-predictive-of-mortality-in-1-400-critically-ill-neonatal-calves-with-diarrhea
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Florian M Trefz, Ingrid Lorenz, Annette Lorch, Peter D Constable
Profound acidemia impairs cellular and organ function and consequently should be associated with an increased risk of mortality in critically ill humans and animals. Neonatal diarrhea in calves can result in potentially serious metabolic derangements including profound acidemia due to strong ion (metabolic) acidosis, hyper-D-lactatemia, hyper-L-lactatemia, azotemia, hypoglycemia, hyperkalemia and hyponatremia. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the prognostic relevance of clinical and laboratory findings in 1,400 critically ill neonatal calves with diarrhea admitted to a veterinary teaching hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817662/single-scan-rest-stress-imaging-with-99mtc-sestamibi-and-cadmium-zinc-telluride-based-spect-for-hyperemic-flow-quantification-a-feasibility-study-evaluated-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Yuan-Chang Liu, Kung-Chu Ho, Feng-Cheng Kuo, Ching-Fang Yang, Tzu-Chen Yen, I-Chang Hsieh
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate whether the hyperemic myocardial blood flow (MBF) can be estimated using cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-based single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cameras with a single, rapid rest/stress dynamic scan. Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used as a reference modality for flow measurement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proposed protocol included both the rest and stress acquisitions within a 24-min scan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817288/in-silico-modeling-approach-for-the-evaluation-of-gastrointestinal-dissolution-supersaturation-and-precipitation-of-posaconazole
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Bart Hens, Shriram M Pathak, Amitava Mitra, Nikunjkumar Patel, Bo Liu, Sanjaykumar Patel, Masoud Jamei, Joachim Brouwers, Patrick Augustijns, David B Turner
The aim of this study was to evaluate gastrointestinal (GI) dissolution, supersaturation, and precipitation of posaconazole, formulated as an acidified (pH 1.6) and neutral (pH 7.1) suspension. A physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling and simulation tool was applied to simulate GI and systemic concentration-time profiles of posaconazole which were directly compared with intraluminal and systemic data measured in humans. The Advanced Dissolution Absorption and Metabolism (ADAM) model of the Simcyp® Simulator correctly simulated incomplete gastric dissolution and saturated duodenal concentrations of posaconazole in the duodenal fluids following administration of the neutral suspension...
August 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816416/offsetting-global-warming-induced-elevated-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-an-arable-soil-by-biochar-application
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Chris Bamminger, Christian Poll, Sven Marhan
Global warming will likely enhance greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from soils. Due to its slow decomposability, biochar is widely recognized as effective in long-term soil carbon (C) sequestration and in mitigation of soil GHG emissions. In a long-term soil warming experiment (+2.5 °C, since July 2008) we studied the effect of applying high-temperature Miscanthus biochar (0, 30 t ha(-1) , since August 2013) on GHG emissions and their global warming potential (GWP) during two years in a temperate agroecosystem...
August 17, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815952/partial-sleep-deprivation-reduces-the-efficacy-of-orexin-a-to-stimulate-physical-activity-and-energy-expenditure
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Danielle P DePorter, Jamie E Coborn, Jennifer A Teske
OBJECTIVE: Sufficient sleep is required for weight maintenance. Sleep deprivation due to noise exposure stimulates weight gain by increasing hyperphagia and reducing energy expenditure (EE). Yet the mechanistic basis underlying the weight gain response is unclear. Orexin-A promotes arousal and negative energy balance, and orexin terminals project to the ventrolateral preoptic area (VLPO), which is involved in sleep-to-wake transitions. To determine whether sleep deprivation reduces orexin function in VLPO and to test the hypothesis that sleep deprivation would attenuate the orexin-A-stimulated increase in arousal, physical activity (PA), and EE...
August 17, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815859/performance-of-mri-for-suspected-appendicitis-in-pediatric-patients-and-negative-appendectomy-rate-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jeong Rye Kim, Chong Hyun Suh, Hee Mang Yoon, Ah Young Jung, Jin Seong Lee, Jung Heon Kim, Jeong-Yong Lee, Young Ah Cho
PURPOSE: To evaluate in pediatric patients the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for suspected appendicitis and its negative appendectomy rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved diagnostic accuracy studies that used MRI for pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis. Various field strengths and sequences were used in each included study. The diagnostic accuracy of MRI in pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis and negative appendectomy rate were assessed...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815603/registration-of-phase-contrast-images-in-propagation-based-x-ray-phase-tomography
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L Weber, A Hänsch, U Wolfram, A Pacureanu, P Cloetens, F Peyrin, S Rit, M Langer
X-ray phase tomography aims at reconstructing the 3D electron density distribution of an object. It offers enhanced sensitivity compared to attenuation-based X-ray absorption tomography. In propagation-based methods, phase contrast is achieved by letting the beam propagate after interaction with the object. The phase shift is then retrieved at each projection angle, and subsequently used in tomographic reconstruction to obtain the refractive index decrement distribution, which is proportional to the electron density...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815586/differential-interference-contrast-photothermal-microscopy-in-nanospace-impacts-of-systematic-parameters
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M Liu
Differential interference contrast-photothermal microscopy (DIC-PTM), as a promising tool for trace analysis of nonfluorescent compounds, suffered low sensitivity in nanospace especially for aqueous samples, due to the poor thermophysical property of water and the unoptimised configuration. To improve its performance, a five-layer DIC-PTM model is built and influences of different parameters on the photothermal signal are investigated. The initial phase shift φ0 between two branches of the probe beam is found to be a key factor determining the detection sensitivity and response linearity: at a large φ0 (≤π/2) both a high sensitivity and a good linearity can be achieved, while a high signal-to-noise ratio occurs at a small φ0 ...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815393/pattern-noise-pano-a-new-automated-functional-glaucoma-test
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Sylvain El-Khoury, Thomas Hannen, Diana Carmen Dragnea, Faustin Ngounou, Paul-Rolf Preußner
PURPOSE: To present a newly developed visual field device (pattern noise: PANO) designed to be sensitive to glaucoma defects, cost-effective, material-practical and easy to repair and therefore particularly suited for low-income countries, where glaucoma can be highly prevalent (e.g. sub-Saharan Africa). METHODS: This is primarily a descriptive paper, but it also includes a prospective matched case-control pilot study. Hardware, stimulus, target configuration, testing strategy and result sheet are described...
August 16, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815362/metric-to-quantify-white-matter-damage-on-brain-magnetic-resonance-images
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Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Francesca M Chappell, Susana Muñoz Maniega, David Alexander Dickie, Natalie A Royle, Zoe Morris, Devasuda Anblagan, Eleni Sakka, Paul A Armitage, Mark E Bastin, Ian J Deary, Joanna M Wardlaw
PURPOSE: Quantitative assessment of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) on structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is challenging. It is important to harmonise results from different software tools considering not only the volume but also the signal intensity. Here we propose and evaluate a metric of white matter (WM) damage that addresses this need. METHODS: We obtained WMH and normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) volumes from brain structural MRI from community dwelling older individuals and stroke patients enrolled in three different studies, using two automatic methods followed by manual editing by two to four observers blind to each other...
August 16, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814826/comparison-between-bilateral-implantation-of-a-trifocal-intraocular-lens-and-blended-implantation-of-two-bifocal-intraocular-lenses
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César Vilar, Wilson Takashi Hida, André Lins de Medeiros, Klayny Rafaella Pereira Magalhães, Patrick Frensel de Moraes Tzelikis, Mario Augusto Pereira Dias Chaves, Antônio Francisco Pimenta Motta, Pedro Carlos Carricondo, Milton Ruiz Alves, Walton Nosé
PURPOSE: To compare visual outcomes and performance between bilateral implantation of a diffractive trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) Acrysof(®)PanOptix(®) TFNT00 and blended implantation of two different near add power bifocal IOLs: Acrysof(®) Restor(®) SV25T0 in dominant eye and Acrysof(®) Restor(®) SN6AD1 in the nondominant eye. METHODS: This prospective, nonrandomized, consecutive and comparative study assessed 20 patients (40 eyes) who had bilateral cataract surgery performed using the IOLs described...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814795/direct-comparison-of-pet-ct-and-mri-to-predict-the-pathological-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Lihua Chen, Qifang Yang, Jing Bao, Daihong Liu, Xuequan Huang, Jian Wang
Both PET/CT and breast MRI are used to assess pathological complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with breast cancer. The aim is to compare the utility of PET/CT and breast MRI by using head-to-head comparative studies. Literature databases were searched prior to July 2016. Eleven studies with a total of 527 patients were included. For PET/CT, the pooled SEN was 0.87 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.71-0.95) and SPE was 0.85 (95% CI: 0.70-0.93). For MRI, the pooled SEN was 0.79 (95% CI: 0...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814584/examining-self-reported-and-biological-stress-and-near-misses-among-emergency-medicine-residents-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-assessment-in-the-usa
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Bengt B Arnetz, Philip Lewalski, Judy Arnetz, Karen Breejen, Karin Przyklenk
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between perceived and biological stress and near misses among Emergency Medicine residents. DESIGN: Self-rated stress and stress biomarkers were assessed in residents in Emergency Medicine before and after a day shift. The supervising physicians and residents reported numbers of near misses. SETTING: The study took place in the Emergency Department of a large trauma 1 centre, located in Detroit, USA...
August 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814265/a-genome-wide-transcriptome-map-of-pistachio-pistacia-vera-l-provides-novel-insights-into-salinity-related-genes-and-marker-discovery
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Maryam Moazzzam Jazi, Seyed Mahdi Seyedi, Esmaeil Ebrahimie, Mansour Ebrahimi, Gianluca De Moro, Christopher Botanga
BACKGROUND: Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) is one of the most important commercial nut crops worldwide. It is a salt-tolerant and long-lived tree, with the largest cultivation area in Iran. Climate change and subsequent increased soil salt content have adversely affected the pistachio yield in recent years. However, the lack of genomic/global transcriptomic sequences on P. vera impedes comprehensive researches at the molecular level. Hence, whole transcriptome sequencing is required to gain insight into functional genes and pathways in response to salt stress...
August 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814072/molecular-dynamics-study-of-polystyrene-b-poly-ethylene-oxide-asymmetric-diblock-copolymer-systems
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Maria Dobies, Monika Makrocka-Rydzyk, Jacek Jenczyk, Marcin Jarek, Richard J Spontak, Stefan Jurga
Two polystyrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO) diblock copolymers differing in molecular mass (49 and 78 kDa), but possessing the same PEO cylindrical morphology, are examined to elucidate their molecular dynamics. Of particular interest here is the molecular motion of the PEO blocks involved in the rigid amorphous fraction (RAF). Analysis of complementary thermal calorimetry and X-ray scattering data confirm the presence of a microphase-separated morphology, as well as semi-crystalline structure, in each copolymer...
August 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813694/bacteria-from-the-rhizosphere-and-tissues-of-as-hyperaccumulator-pteris-vittata-and-their-role-in-arsenic-transformation
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Yong-He Han, Meng-Ru Jia, Xue Liu, Ying Zhu, Yue Cao, Deng-Long Chen, Yanshan Chen, Lena Q Ma
Arsenic (As)-resistant bacteria are abundant in the rhizosphere and tissues of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. However, little is known about their roles in As transformation and As uptake in P. vittata. In this study, the impacts of P. vittata tissue extracts with or without surface sterilization on As transformation in solutions containing 100 μg L(-1) AsIII or AsV were investigated. After 48 h incubation, the sterilized and unsterilized root extracts resulted in 45% and 73% oxidation of AsIII, indicating a role of both rhizobacteria and endobacteria...
August 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813194/characterization-of-small-4-cm-focal-renal-lesions-diagnostic-accuracy-of-spectral-analysis-using-single-phase-contrast-enhanced-dual-energy-ct
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Bhavik N Patel, Alex Bibbey, Kingshuk R Choudhury, Richard A Leder, Rendon C Nelson, Daniele Marin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine whether single-phase contrast-enhanced dual-energy quantitative spectral analysis improves the accuracy of diagnosis of small (< 4.0 cm) renal lesions, compared with conventional single-energy attenuation measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 136 consecutive patients (95 men and 41 women; mean age, 54 years) with 144 renal lesions (111 benign and 33 malignant) underwent single-energy unenhanced and dual-energy contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen...
August 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813182/impact-of-selection-bias-on-treatment-effect-size-estimates-in-randomized-trials-of-oral-health-interventions-a-meta-epidemiological-study
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H Saltaji, S Armijo-Olivo, G G Cummings, M Amin, B R da Costa, C Flores-Mir
Emerging evidence suggests that design flaws of randomized controlled trials can result in over- or underestimation of the treatment effect size (ES). The objective of this study was to examine associations between treatment ES estimates and adequacy of sequence generation, allocation concealment, and baseline comparability among a sample of oral health randomized controlled trials. For our analysis, we selected all meta-analyses that included a minimum of 5 oral health randomized controlled trials and used continuous outcomes...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812416/role-of-branchiomotor-neurons-in-controlling-food-intake-of-zebrafish-larvae
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James R Allen, Kiran D Bhattacharyya, Emilia Asante, Badr Almadi, Kyle Schafer, Jeremy Davis, Jane Cox, Mark Voigt, John A Viator, Anand Chandrasekhar
The physical act of eating or feeding involves the coordinated action of several organs like eyes and jaws, and associated neural networks. Moreover, the activity of the neural networks controlling jaw movements (branchiomotor circuits) is regulated by the visual, olfactory, gustatory and hypothalamic systems, which are largely well characterized at the physiological level. By contrast, the behavioral output of the branchiomotor circuits and the functional consequences of disruption of these circuits by abnormal neural development are poorly understood...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812126/myocardial-iodine-concentration-measurement-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-a-pilot-study
#20
Virgile Chevance, Thibaud Damy, Vania Tacher, François Legou, Fourat Ridouani, Alain Luciani, Hicham Kobeiter, Alain Rahmouni, Jean-François Deux
OBJECTIVE: To measure myocardium iodine concentration (MIC) in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA) using dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). METHODS: Twenty-two patients with CA, 13 with non-amyloid hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (CH) and 10 control patients were explored with pre-contrast, arterial and 5-minute DECT acquisition (Iomeprol; 1.5 mL/kg). Inter-ventricular septum (IVS) thickness, blood pool iodine concentration (BPIC), MIC (mg/mL), iodine ratio and extra-cellular volume (ECV) were calculated...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
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