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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914446/speech-recognition-for-multiple-bands-implications-for-the-speech-intelligibility-index
#1
Larry E Humes, Gary R Kidd
The Speech Intelligibility Index (SII) assumes additivity of the importance of acoustically independent bands of speech. To further evaluate this assumption, open-set speech recognition was measured for words and sentences, in quiet and in noise, when the speech stimuli were presented to the listener in selected frequency bands. The filter passbands were constructed from various combinations of 20 bands having equivalent (0.05) importance in the SII framework. This permitted the construction of a variety of equal-SII band patterns that were then evaluated by nine different groups of young adults with normal hearing...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913608/the-clinical-utility-of-circulating-neuroendocrine-gene-transcript-analysis-in-well-differentiated-paragangliomas-and-pheochromocytomas
#2
M Pęczkowska, J Cwikla, M Kidd, A Lewczuk, A Kolasinska-Ćwikła, D Niec, I Michałowska, A Prejbisz, A Januszewicz, J Chiarelli, L Bodei, I Modlin
CONTEXT: Paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas (PPGLs) exhibit variable malignancy, which is difficult to determine by histopathology, amine measurements or tissue genetic analyses. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a 51-neuroendocrine gene blood analysis has clinical utility as a diagnostic and prognostic marker. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. Well-differentiated PPGLs (n = 32), metastatic (n = 4); SDHx mutation (n = 25); 12 biochemically active, Lanreotide treated (n = 4)...
February 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910017/fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-probe-preparation
#3
Doron Tolomeo, Roscoe R Stanyon, Mariano Rocchi
The public human genome sequencing project utilized a hierarchical approach. A large number of BAC/PAC clones, with an insert size approximate from 50 kb to 300 kb, were identified and finely mapped with respect to the Sequence Tagged Site (STS) physical map and with respect to each other. A "golden path" of BACs, covering the entire human genome, was then selected and each clone was fully sequenced. The large number of remaining BACs was not fully sequenced, but the availability of the end sequence (~800-1000 bp) at each end allowed them to be very precisely mapped on the human genome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904717/measurement-of-clavicle-fracture-shortening-using-computed-tomography-and-chest-radiography
#4
Reza Omid, Chris Kidd, Anthony Yi, Diego Villacis, Eric White
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative management of midshaft clavicle fractures has resulted in widely disparate outcomes and there is growing evidence that clavicle shortening poses the risk of unsatisfactory functional outcomes due to shoulder weakness and nonunion. Unfortunately, the literature does not clearly demonstrate the superiority of one particular method for measuring clavicle shortening. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of clavicle shortening measurements based on plain radiographs with those based on computed tomography (CT) reconstructed images of the clavicle...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891625/validation-of-the-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-assay-and-its-application-on-the-distribution-study-of-the-major-alleles-of-17-blood-group-systems-in-chinese-donors-from-guangzhou
#5
Yanli Ji, Jizhi Wen, Barbera Veldhuisen, Lonneke Haer-Wigman, Zhen Wang, Martin Lodén-van Straaten, Ling Wei, Guangping Luo, Yongshui Fu, C Ellen van der Schoot
BACKGROUND: Genotyping platforms for common red blood cell (RBC) antigens have been successfully applied in Caucasian and black populations but not in Chinese populations. In this study, a genotyping assay based on multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) technology was applied in a Chinese population to validate the MLPA probes. Subsequently, the comprehensive distribution of 17 blood group systems also was obtained. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: DNA samples from 200 Chinese donors were extracted and genotyped using the blood-MLPA assay...
November 27, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888257/a-flexible-question-and-answer-task-for-measuring-speech-understanding
#6
Virginia Best, Timothy Streeter, Elin Roverud, Christine R Mason, Gerald Kidd
This report introduces a new speech task based on simple questions and answers. The task differs from a traditional sentence recall task in that it involves an element of comprehension and can be implemented in an ongoing fashion. It also contains two target items (the question and the answer) that may be associated with different voices and locations to create dynamic listening scenarios. A set of 227 questions was created, covering six broad categories (days of the week, months of the year, numbers, colors, opposites, and sizes)...
November 24, 2016: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873759/the-curious-career-of-dr-monica-kidd
#7
David McDonald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2016: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872837/antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-crescentic-allograft-glomerulonephritis-after-sofosbuvir-therapy
#8
Shilpa Gadde, Belinda Lee, Laura Kidd, Rubin Zhang
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are well known to be associated with several types of vasculitis, including pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis, a form of rapid progressive glomerular nephritis (RPGN). ANCA vasculitis has also been reported after administration of propylthiouracil, hydralazine, cocaine (adulterated with levimasole), allopurinol, penicillamine and few other drugs. All previously reported cases of drug-associated ANCA glomerulonephritis were in native kidneys. Sofosbuvir is a new and effective drug for hepatitis C virus infection...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872255/proteolipid-protein-deficient-myelin-promotes-axonal-mitochondrial-dysfunction-via-altered-metabolic-coupling
#9
Xinghua Yin, Grahame J Kidd, Nobuhiko Ohno, Guy A Perkins, Mark H Ellisman, Chinthasagar Bastian, Sylvain Brunet, Selva Baltan, Bruce D Trapp
Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is a neurological syndrome characterized by degeneration of central nervous system (CNS) axons. Mutated HSP proteins include myelin proteolipid protein (PLP) and axon-enriched proteins involved in mitochondrial function, smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) structure, and microtubule (MT) stability/function. We characterized axonal mitochondria, SER, and MTs in rodent optic nerves where PLP is replaced by the peripheral nerve myelin protein, P0 (P0-CNS mice). Mitochondrial pathology and degeneration were prominent in juxtaparanodal axoplasm at 1 mo of age...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865975/differences-in-placental-telomere-length-suggest-a-link-between-racial-disparities-in-birth-outcomes-and-cellular%C3%A2-aging
#10
Christopher W Jones, Cecilia Gambala, Kyle C Esteves, Maeve Wallace, Reid Schlesinger, Marguerite O'Quinn, Laura Kidd, Katherine P Theall, Stacy S Drury
BACKGROUND: Health disparities begin early in life and persist across the life course. Despite current efforts, black women exhibit greater risk for pregnancy complications and negative perinatal outcomes compared with white women. The placenta, which is a complex multi-tissue organ, serves as the primary transducer of bidirectional information between the mother and fetus. Altered placental function is linked to multiple racially disparate pregnancy complications; however, little is known about racial differences in molecular factors within the placenta...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863769/erratum-to-frequencies-of-polymorphisms-of-rh-kell-kidd-duffy-and-diego-systems-of-santa-catarina-southern-brazil-rev-bras-hematol-hemoter-2016-38-3-199-205
#11
Daiane Cobianchi Costa, Alessandra Arruda Schinaider, Thais Mattos Santos, Everaldo José Schörner, Daniel Simon, Sharbel Weidner Maluf, Ana Carolina Rabello de Moraes, Maria Claudia Silva Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846606/emergence-and-spread-of-a-human-transmissible-multidrug-resistant-nontuberculous-mycobacterium
#12
Josephine M Bryant, Dorothy M Grogono, Daniela Rodriguez-Rincon, Isobel Everall, Karen P Brown, Pablo Moreno, Deepshikha Verma, Emily Hill, Judith Drijkoningen, Peter Gilligan, Charles R Esther, Peadar G Noone, Olivia Giddings, Scott C Bell, Rachel Thomson, Claire E Wainwright, Chris Coulter, Sushil Pandey, Michelle E Wood, Rebecca E Stockwell, Kay A Ramsay, Laura J Sherrard, Timothy J Kidd, Nassib Jabbour, Graham R Johnson, Luke D Knibbs, Lidia Morawska, Peter D Sly, Andrew Jones, Diana Bilton, Ian Laurenson, Michael Ruddy, Stephen Bourke, Ian C J W Bowler, Stephen J Chapman, Andrew Clayton, Mairi Cullen, Owen Dempsey, Miles Denton, Maya Desai, Richard J Drew, Frank Edenborough, Jason Evans, Jonathan Folb, Thomas Daniels, Helen Humphrey, Barbara Isalska, Søren Jensen-Fangel, Bodil Jönsson, Andrew M Jones, Terese L Katzenstein, Troels Lillebaek, Gordon MacGregor, Sarah Mayell, Michael Millar, Deborah Modha, Edward F Nash, Christopher O'Brien, Deirdre O'Brien, Chandra Ohri, Caroline S Pao, Daniel Peckham, Felicity Perrin, Audrey Perry, Tania Pressler, Laura Prtak, Tavs Qvist, Ali Robb, Helen Rodgers, Kirsten Schaffer, Nadia Shafi, Jakko van Ingen, Martin Walshaw, Danie Watson, Noreen West, Joanna Whitehouse, Charles S Haworth, Simon R Harris, Diane Ordway, Julian Parkhill, R Andres Floto
Lung infections with Mycobacterium abscessus, a species of multidrug-resistant nontuberculous mycobacteria, are emerging as an important global threat to individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF), in whom M. abscessus accelerates inflammatory lung damage, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Previously, M. abscessus was thought to be independently acquired by susceptible individuals from the environment. However, using whole-genome analysis of a global collection of clinical isolates, we show that the majority of M...
November 11, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843432/corrigendum-auditory-and-cognitive-factors-underlying-individual-differences-in-aided-speech-understanding-among-older-adults
#13
Larry E Humes, Gary R Kidd, Jennifer J Lentz
[This corrects the article on p. 55 in vol. 7, PMID: 24098273.].
2016: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817970/aided-phytostabilisation-reduces-metal-toxicity-improves-soil-fertility-and-enhances-microbial-activity-in-cu-rich-mine-tailings
#14
M Touceda-González, V Álvarez-López, Á Prieto-Fernández, B Rodríguez-Garrido, C Trasar-Cepeda, M Mench, M Puschenreiter, C Quintela-Sabarís, F Macías-García, P S Kidd
(Aided) phytostabilisation has been proposed as a suitable technique to decrease the environmental risks associated with metal(loid)-enriched mine tailings. Field scale evaluations are needed for demonstrating their effectiveness in the medium- to long-term. A field trial was implemented in spring 2011 in Cu-rich mine tailings in the NW of Spain. The tailings were amended with composted municipal solid wastes and planted with Salix spp., Populus nigra L. or Agrostis capillaris L. cv. Highland. Plant growth, nutritive status and metal accumulation, and soil physico- and bio-chemical properties, were monitored over three years (four years for plant growth)...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812263/clinical-significance-of-rare-maternal-anti-jk-a-antibody
#15
Kshitija Mittal, Tanvi Sood, Naveen Bansal, Ravneet Kaur Bedi, Paramjit Kaur, Gagandeep Kaur
We hereby report a rare case of HDFN because of antibody to Kidd (Jk) blood group system-anti Jk(a). An EDTA sample of a baby along with mother's sample was received in the Department for Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) alongwith blood requisition for double volume exchange transfusion. On blood grouping, baby's and mother's blood group was found to be B Rh D positive. DAT with polyspecific anti human globulin (AHG) was positive. Screening of mother's serum for irregular antibodies showed anti-Jk(a) antibody...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804228/genetic-and-and-neural-predictors-of-behavioral-weight-loss-treatment-a-preliminary-study
#16
Eunice Y Chen, Thomas M Olino, Chris J Conklin, Feroze B Mohamed, W Scott Hoge, Gary D Foster, Jean M Arlt, Kalina Eneva, Judy R Kidd, Kenneth R Kidd, Michelle R Lent, Susan Murray, Andrew Newberg, Colleen Tewksbury, Stephanie S VanderVeur, Angelina Yiu
OBJECTIVE: To examine neural mechanisms of action in behavioral weight loss treatment (BWL) and explore neural and genetic predictors of BWL. METHODS: Neural activation to milkshake receipt and genetics were compared in 17 women with obesity who received 12 weeks of BWL and 17 women who received no intervention. Participants were scanned twice using functional magnetic resonance imaging at baseline and 12 weeks. Weight was assessed at baseline, 12, 36, and 60 weeks...
November 2, 2016: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803898/candidate-gene-expression-in-bos-indicus-ovarian-tissues-prepubertal-and-postpubertal-heifers-in-diestrus
#17
Mayara Morena Del Cambre Amaral Weller, Marina Rufino S Fortes, Laercio R Porto-Neto, Matthew Kelly, Bronwyn Venus, Lisa Kidd, João Paulo Arcelino do Rego, Sophia Edwards, Gry B Boe-Hansen, Emily Piper, Sigrid A Lehnert, Simone Eliza Facioni Guimarães, Stephen Stewart Moore
Growth factors such as bone morphogenetic proteins 6, 7, 15, and two isoforms of transforming growth factor-beta (BMP6, BMP7, BMP15, TGFB1, and TGFB2), and insulin-like growth factor system act as local regulators of ovarian follicular development. To elucidate if these factors as well as others candidate genes, such as estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1), growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9), follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR), luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR), bone morphogenetic protein receptor, type 2 (BMPR2), type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGFR1), and key steroidogenic enzymes cytochrome P450 aromatase and 3-β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (CYP19A1 and HSD3B1) could modulate or influence diestrus on the onset of puberty in Brahman heifers, their ovarian mRNA expression was measured before and after puberty (luteal phase)...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790326/neurological-recovery-in-two-patients-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-secondary-to-l5-lumbar-spine-giant-cell-tumour-after-treatment-with-denosumab-without-surgery
#18
Simret Singh Randhawa, Angel Khor Nee Kwan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Mun Keong Kwan
We report two patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) secondary to L5 giant cell tumour (GCT) who achieved good neurological recovery after treatment with denosumab without surgery. The first patient was a 26-year-old man with L5 GCT causing CES who regained bowel and urinary control, muscle power improvement from grade 2 to grade 4 and Oswestry disability index (ODI) improvement from 48 to 23 after denosumab treatment. The second patient was a 25-year-old woman with L5 GCT causing CES who regained bowel and urinary control, muscle power improvement from grade 0 to grade 4 and ODI improvement from 42 to 20 after denosumab treatment...
October 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788149/transcriptional-profiling-of-egg-allergy-and-relationship-to-disease-phenotype
#19
Roman Kosoy, Charuta Agashe, Alexander Grishin, Donald Y Leung, Robert A Wood, Scott H Sicherer, Stacie M Jones, A Wesley Burks, Wendy F Davidson, Robert W Lindblad, Peter Dawson, Miriam Merad, Brian A Kidd, Joel T Dudley, Hugh A Sampson, M Cecilia Berin
BACKGROUND: Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies of childhood. There is a lack of information on the immunologic basis of egg allergy beyond the role of IgE. OBJECTIVE: To use transcriptional profiling as a novel approach to uncover immunologic processes associated with different phenotypes of egg allergy. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were obtained from egg-allergic children who were defined as reactive (BER) or tolerant (BET) to baked egg, and from food allergic controls (AC) who were egg non-allergic...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786523/the-welcome-basket-revisited-testing-the-feasibility-of-a-brief-peer-support-intervention-to-facilitate-transition-from-hospital-to-community
#20
Sean A Kidd, Gursharan Virdee, George Mihalakakos, Chris McKinney, Lisa Feingold, April Collins, Larry Davidson, Richard Weingarten, Natalie Maples, Dawn Velligan
OBJECTIVE: This paper describes outcome and feasibility findings for a novel, brief intervention to facilitate discharge from lengthy psychiatric hospitalization. The examination of such transitional interventions is important given the suboptimal outcomes for many individuals with severe mental illness at discharge, particularly in the first month. METHOD: In this study a mixed methods design was used to examine a 6-week peer support worker-provided transitional intervention called the 'Welcome Basket...
December 2016: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
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