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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647668/a-combined-marker-of-early-non-improvement-and-the-occurrence-of-melancholic-features-improve-the-treatment-prediction-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorders
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Stefanie Wagner, André Tadić, Sibylle C Roll, Alice Engel, Nadine Dreimüller, Jan Engelmann, Klaus Lieb
BACKGROUND: Early Improvement of depressive symptoms within two weeks of antidepressant treatment is a highly sensitive but less specific predictor of later treatment outcome. The aim of this study was to identify clinical features at treatment initiation which are associated with early improvement and non-improvement as well as to identify variables predicting non-remission in patients showing an early improvement. METHODS: 889 patients with a major depressive episode according to DSM-IV who had participated in an antidepressant treatment trial served as study sample...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647322/hand-therapy-interventions-outcomes-and-diagnoses-evaluated-over-the-last-10-years-a-mapping-review-linking-research-to-practice
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Sandy C Takata, Emily T Wade, Shawn C Roll
STUDY DESIGN: Mapping review. INTRODUCTION: Although published literature and evidence to support medical practice is becoming more abundant, it is not known how well available evidence supports the full spectrum of hand therapy practice. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this mapping review was to identify strengths and/or gaps in the available literature as compared with the hand therapy scope of practice to guide future research. METHODS: A systematic search and screening was conducted to identify evidence published from 2006 to 2015...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645271/association-of-stress-depression-and-suicidal-ideation-with-subjective-oral-health-status-and-oral-functions-in-korean-adults-aged-35%C3%A2-years-or-more
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Young Sun Kim, Han-Na Kim, Jung-Ha Lee, Se-Yeon Kim, Eun-Joo Jun, Jin-Bom Kim
BACKGROUND: Oral health greatly affects well-being throughout the different stages of life from childhood to late adulthood. Loss of teeth due to poor oral health hinders mastication, leading to poor nutrition absorption, and affects pronunciation and aesthetics, leading to interpersonal difficulties. As social activities become limited, a sense of isolation and loneliness, stress, and depression grows while happiness decreases. This study aimed to examine the association of stress, depression, and suicidal ideation with oral health status and oral functions in a large nationwide sample of Korean adults aged 35 years or more...
June 23, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642456/predicting-conformational-ensembles-and-genome-wide-transcription-factor-binding-sites-from-dna-sequences
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Munazah Andrabi, Andrew Paul Hutchins, Diego Miranda-Saavedra, Hidetoshi Kono, Ruth Nussinov, Kenji Mizuguchi, Shandar Ahmad
DNA shape is emerging as an important determinant of transcription factor binding beyond just the DNA sequence. The only tool for large scale DNA shape estimates, DNAshape was derived from Monte-Carlo simulations and predicts four broad and static DNA shape features, Propeller twist, Helical twist, Minor groove width and Roll. The contributions of other shape features e.g. Shift, Slide and Opening cannot be evaluated using DNAshape. Here, we report a novel method DynaSeq, which predicts molecular dynamics-derived ensembles of a more exhaustive set of DNA shape features...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642109/neoaortic-xenoprosthetic-grafts-for-treatment-of-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts
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C Anibueze, V Sankaran, U Sadat, K Tan, Y G Wilson, R E Brightwell, M S Delbridge, P W Stather
OBJECTIVE: There is no international consensus regarding the optimum management of infected aortae (mycotic aneurysms, infected aortic grafts). Neoaortoiliac reconstruction has advantages over extra anatomical bypass grafting; however use of autologous vein is associated with venous hypertension and compartment syndrome, alternatively cadaveric homografts are associated with high rates of perianastomotic haemorrhage, limb occlusion and pseudoaneurysm. Arterial repair using xenoprosthetic patches is associated with lower infection rates compared to the use of prosthetic material...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641686/a-case-study-of-human-roll-tilt-perception-in-hypogravity
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Torin K Clark, Laurence R Young
BACKGROUND: Increased gravito-inertial acceleration, or hypergravity, such as produced in a centrifuge or in an aircraft coordinated turn, causes humans to systematically overestimate their roll tilt in the dark. This is known as the "G-excess" illusion. We have previously modified a mathematical observer model of dynamic orientation perception to replicate these illusory tilt perceptions. This modified model also made a novel, previously untested, prediction that humans would underestimate acute roll tilt in reduced gravitational environments (hypogravity)...
July 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641569/a-review-on-defects-of-dendritic-cells-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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Laleh Sharifi, Naeimeh Tavakolinia, Fatemeh Kiaee, Nima Rezaie, Monireh Mohsenzadegan, Mansoureh Shariat, Reza Yazdani, Abbas Mirshafiey, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Gholamreza Azizi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most important primary that is associated with clinical complications including recurrent infections, malignancy and autoimmune diseases. The genetic cause of CVID is mostly unknown and only a few genetic causes are identified. The various options are proposed for determining the etiology of CVID patients, such as T- and B-cell defects, Toll-like receptors (TLRs) impairments, altered cytokine production as well as blemished dendritic cells (DCs)...
June 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640158/vasomotor-symptoms-are-associated-with-depressive-symptoms-in-community-dwelling-older-women
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Berihun M Zeleke, Robin J Bell, Baki Billah, Susan R Davis
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of, and factors associated with, moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older Australian women. METHODS: A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study was conducted amongst community-dwelling older women. Participants were recruited between April and August 2014 from a national database based on the electoral roll. Depressive symptoms were assessed by the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) tool. Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), and pelvic floor symptoms were assessed using validated questionnaires...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639422/medaka-and-zebrafish-contactin1-mutants-as-a-model-for-understanding-neural-circuits-for-motor-coordination
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Miki Takeuchi, Chikako Inoue, Akiko Goshima, Yusuke Nagao, Koichi Shimizu, Hiroki Miyamoto, Takashi Shimizu, Hisashi Hashimoto, Shigenobu Yonemura, Atsuo Kawahara, Yutaka Hirata, Masayuki Yoshida, Masahiko Hibi
A spontaneous medaka ro mutant shows abnormal wobbling and rolling swimming behaviors. By positional cloning, we mapped the ro locus to a region containing the gene encoding Contactin1b (Cntn1b), which is an immunoglobulin (Ig)-superfamily domain-containing membrane-anchored protein. The ro mutant had a deletion in the cntn1b gene that introduced a premature stop codon. Furthermore, cntn1b mutants generated by the CRISPR/Cas9 system and trans-heterozygotes of the CRISPR mutant allele and ro had abnormal swimming behavior, indicating that the cntn1b gene was responsible for the ro-mutant phenotype...
June 22, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637983/repeatability-of-measurements-of-surface-electromyographic-variables-during-maximum-voluntary-contraction-of-temporalis-and-masseter-muscles-in-normal-adults
#10
Yeong-Gwan Im, Sang-Ho Han, Ji-Il Park, Hae-Soon Lim, Byung-Gook Kim, Jae-Hyung Kim
This study evaluated the intraexaminer repeatability of measurements of surface electromyography (EMG) variables and functional indices of the myoelectric signals from the masseter and temporalis muscles bilaterally in 15 healthy men. The test was repeated on two different days without templates. The resting muscle activity was recorded once, and two kinds of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) tasks were performed and recorded three times. The two MVC tasks involved clenching the teeth and biting down on two cotton rolls bilaterally with the posterior teeth...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637579/abortion-findings-from-women-and-men-participating-in-the-understanding-fertility-management-in-contemporary-australia-national-survey
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Heather Rowe, Sara Holton, Maggie Kirkman, Christine Bayly, Lynne Jordan, Kathleen McNamee, John McBain, Vikki Sinnott, Jane Fisher
Background: There are few reliable Australian abortion data. The aim was to investigate prevalence, sexual experiences and socioeconomic characteristics of women and men who report having had or being a partner in an abortion. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of women and men aged 18-50 years randomly selected from the Australian Electoral Roll was used. Weighted multivariable analyses were conducted. Results: Data from 2235 returned (of 15480) mailed surveys were analysed. One in six women and one in 10 men had experienced or been a partner in an abortion...
June 22, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637464/kaiso-differentially-regulates-components-of-the-notch-signaling-pathway-in-intestinal-cells
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Shaiya C Robinson, Kristina Klobucar, Christina C Pierre, Amna Ansari, Svetlana Zhenilo, Egor Prokhortchouk, Juliet M Daniel
BACKGROUND: In mammalian intestines, Notch signaling plays a critical role in mediating cell fate decisions; it promotes the absorptive (or enterocyte) cell fate, while concomitantly inhibiting the secretory cell fate (i.e. goblet, Paneth and enteroendocrine cells). We recently reported that intestinal-specific Kaiso overexpressing mice (Kaiso (Tg) ) exhibited chronic intestinal inflammation and had increased numbers of all three secretory cell types, hinting that Kaiso might regulate Notch signaling in the gut...
June 21, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636322/spirally-structured-conductive-composites-for-highly-stretchable-robust-conductors-and-sensors
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Xiaodong Wu, Yangyang Han, Xinxing Zhang, Canhui Lu
Flexible and stretchable electronics are highly desirable for next generation devices. However, stretchability and conductivity are fundamentally difficult to combine for conventional conductive composites, which restricts their widespread applications especially as stretchable electronics. Here, we innovatively develop a new class of highly stretchable and robust conductive composites via a simple and scalable structural approach. Briefly, carbon nanotubes are spray-coated onto a self-adhesive rubber film, followed by rolling up the film completely to create a spirally layered structure within the composites...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636312/combining-protein-and-mirna-quantification-for-bladder-cancer-analysis
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Ruixue Duan, Zhenyu Zhang, Fuxin Zheng, Longwang Wang, Ju Guo, Tianchi Zhang, Xiaomeng Dai, Shengwei Zhang, Dong Yang, Renrui Kuang, Gongxian Wang, Chaohong He, Abdul Hakeem, Chang Shu, Ping Yin, Xiaoding Lou, Fuqing Zeng, Huageng Liang, Fan Xia
We combine the telomerase extension reaction and microRNA (miRNA)-induced rolling circle amplification, followed by graphene oxide (GO) and nicking enzyme assisted signal amplification, to analyze telomerase and miRNA 21 in urine samples with following merits. Firstly, it is a binary assay and can simultaneously output double signals which corresponds to the quantities of telomerase and miRNA, respectively. Secondly, telomerase activity is firstly enhanced by using DNA molecular beacon probe to inhibit the formation of G-quadruplex...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635217/-the-exploration-on-optimization-of-two-alternatives-between-roll-test-and-dix-hallpike-test-in-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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R Ji, T S Chen, W Wang, K X Xu, S S Li, C Wen, Q Liu, P Lin
Objective: To analyze the objective characteristics of roll test and Dix-Hallpike test in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo(BPPV)patients, discussing the premier solution of positional test. Methods: A total of 230 patients with BPPV, whereas 170 posterior semicircular canal canalithiasis (PSC-Can) BPPV and 60 horizontal semicircular canal canalithiasis (HSC-Can) BPPV were involved respectively. The induced nystagmus in roll test and Dix-Hallpike test was recorded by video nystagmuo graph (VNG), and the direction, intensity and time characteristics of nystagmus were compared in various BPPV...
June 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635174/flash-light-millisecond-self-assembly-of-high-%C3%AF-block-copolymers-for-wafer-scale-sub-10-nm-nanopatterning
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Hyeong Min Jin, Dae Yong Park, Seong-Jun Jeong, Gil Yong Lee, Ju Young Kim, Jeong Ho Mun, Seung Keun Cha, Joonwon Lim, Jun Soo Kim, Kwang Ho Kim, Keon Jae Lee, Sang Ouk Kim
One of the fundamental challenges encountered in successful incorporation of directed self-assembly in sub-10 nm scale practical nanolithography is the process compatibility of block copolymers with a high Flory-Huggins interaction parameter (χ). Herein, reliable, fab-compatible, and ultrafast directed self-assembly of high-χ block copolymers is achieved with intense flash light. The instantaneous heating/quenching process over an extremely high temperature (over 600 °C) by flash light irradiation enables large grain growth of sub-10 nm scale self-assembled nanopatterns without thermal degradation or dewetting in a millisecond time scale...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634421/the-role-of-von-willebrand-factor-in-vascular-inflammation-from-pathogenesis-to-targeted-therapy
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Felice Gragnano, Simona Sperlongano, Enrica Golia, Francesco Natale, Renatomaria Bianchi, Mario Crisci, Fabio Fimiani, Ivana Pariggiano, Vincenzo Diana, Andreina Carbone, Arturo Cesaro, Claudia Concilio, Giuseppe Limongelli, Mariagiovanna Russo, Paolo Calabrò
Beyond its role in hemostasis, von Willebrand factor (VWF) is an emerging mediator of vascular inflammation. Recent studies highlight the involvement of VWF and its regulator, ADAMTS13, in mechanisms that underlie vascular inflammation and immunothrombosis, like leukocyte rolling, adhesion, and extravasation; vascular permeability; ischemia/reperfusion injury; complements activation; and NETosis. The VWF/ADAMTS13 axis is implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, promoting plaque formation and inflammation through macrophage and neutrophil recruitment in inflamed lesions...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633876/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-as-presenting-manifestation-of-profound-combined-immunodeficiency-due-to-an-orai1-mutation
#18
Christian Klemann, Sandra Ammann, Miriam Heizmann, Sebastian Fuchs, Sebastian F Bode, Maximilian Heeg, Hans Fuchs, Kai Lehmberg, Udo Zur Stadt, Claudia Roll, Thomas Vraetz, Carsten Speckmann, Myriam Ricarda Lorenz, Klaus Schwarz, Jan Rohr, Stefan Feske, Stephan Ehl
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June 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632275/architectures-of-soft-robotic-locomotion-enabled-by-simple-mechanical-principles
#19
Liangliang Zhu, Yunteng Cao, Yilun Liu, Zhe Yang, Xi Chen
In nature, a variety of limbless locomotion patterns flourish, from the small or basic life forms (Escherichia coli, amoebae, etc.) to the large or intelligent creatures (e.g., slugs, starfishes, earthworms, octopuses, jellyfishes, and snakes). Many bioinspired soft robots based on locomotion have been developed in the past few decades. In this work, based on the kinematics and dynamics of two representative locomotion modes (i.e., worm-like crawling and snake-like slithering), we propose a broad set of innovative designs for soft mobile robots through simple mechanical principles...
June 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632157/development-of-a-novel-transparent-flexible-capacitive-micromachined-ultrasonic-transducer
#20
Da-Chen Pang, Cheng-Min Chang
This paper presents the world's first transparent flexible capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) that was fabricated through a roll-lamination technique. This polymer-based CMUT has advantages of transparency, flexibility, and non-contacting detection which provide unique functions in display panel applications. Comprising an indium tin oxide-polyethylene terephthalate (ITO-PET) substrate, SU-8 sidewall and vibrating membranes, and silver nanowire transparent electrode, the transducer has visible-light transmittance exceeding 80% and can operate on curved surfaces with a 40 mm radius of curvature...
June 20, 2017: Sensors
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