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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909927/fungal-biomass-as-biosorbent-for-the-removal-of-acid-blue-161-dye-in-aqueous-solution
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Mayerly Johana Puchana-Rosero, Eder C Lima, Santiago Ortiz-Monsalve, Bianca Mella, Dimitrius da Costa, Eduardo Poll, Mariliz Gutterres
Physical and thermal treatment was used to inactivate Trametes sp. SC-10 fungus. The resulting biomass was named BTV, characterized by analytical techniques such as SEM, EDX, FTIR, BET, and Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) model. pH, kinetic, and equilibrium adsorption studies with the Acid Blue 161 (AB-161) dye were investigated at 303.15 K. The kinetics of the biosorption process were examined at 600.00 and 1300 mg L(-1), using pseudo-first-order, pseudo-second-order, and Avrami fractional-order models. The maximum biosorption capacity of BTV for AB-161 dye was 221...
December 2, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909366/standing-on-the-precipice-evaluating-final-year-physiotherapy-students-perspectives-of-their-curriculum-as-preparation-for-primary-health-care-practice
#2
Sinead McMahon, Grainne O'Donoghue, Catherine Doody, Geraldine O'Neill, Terry Barrett, Tara Cusack
Purpose: To explore final-year physiotherapy students' perceptions of primary health care practice to determine (1) aspects of their curriculum that support their learning, (2) deficiencies in their curriculum, and (3) areas that they believe should be changed to adequately equip them to make the transition from student to primary health care professional. Methods: Framework analysis methodology was used to analyze group opinion obtained using structured group feedback sessions. Sixty-eight final-year physiotherapy students from the four higher education institutions in Ireland participated...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908070/physical-constraints-of-cultural-evolution-of-dialects-in-killer-whales
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Olga A Filatova, Filipa I P Samarra, Lance G Barrett-Lennard, Patrick J O Miller, John K B Ford, Harald Yurk, Craig O Matkin, Erich Hoyt
Odontocete sounds are produced by two pairs of phonic lips situated in soft nares below the blowhole; the right pair is larger and is more likely to produce clicks, while the left pair is more likely to produce whistles. This has important implications for the cultural evolution of delphinid sounds: the greater the physical constraints, the greater the probability of random convergence. In this paper the authors examine the call structure of eight killer whale populations to identify structural constraints and to determine if they are consistent among all populations...
November 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906837/different-impacts-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-mellitus-on-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-the-rancho-bernardo-study
#4
Jee-Young Oh, Matthew A Allison, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor
OBJECTIVES: Although the prevalence rates of hypertension (HTN) and diabetes mellitus are slowing in some high-income countries, HTN and diabetes mellitus remain as the two major risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. We aimed to observe the association of HTN and diabetes mellitus with all-cause and CVD mortality in older white adults. METHODS: All community-dwelling Rancho Bernardo Study participants who were at least 55 years old and had carefully measured blood pressure and plasma glucose from 75-g oral glucose tolerance test at the baseline visit (1984-1987, n = 2186) were followed up until death or the last clinic visit in 2013 (median 14...
January 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905277/connecting-pm2-5-exposure-to-insulin-resistance-oxidative-stress-may-be-an-intermediate-step
#5
Julia R Barrett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904863/recent-updates-in-the-endoscopic-diagnosis-of-barrett-s-oesophagus
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REVIEW
Neel Sharma, Khek Yu Ho
BACKGROUND: Barrett's oesophagus (BO) is a premalignant condition associated with the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). Despite the low risk of progression per annum, OAC is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, with an estimated 5-year survival of 10%. Furthermore, the incidence of OAC continues to rise globally. Therefore, it is imperative to detect the premalignant phase of BO and follow up such patients accordingly. SUMMARY: The mainstay diagnosis of BO is endoscopy and biopsy sampling...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904862/risk-factors-for-barrett-s-oesophagus
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REVIEW
Neel Sharma, Khek Yu Ho
BACKGROUND: Barrett's oesophagus (BO) is a premalignant condition associated with the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). Globally, the incidence of OAC is rising. Furthermore, the prognosis regarding the morbidity and mortality of OAC is bleak, with an estimated 5-year survival of 10-15%. Hence, detection of the premalignant phase is paramount. Endoscopy and biopsy sampling is the mainstay of diagnosis. Patients may present with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or be completely asymptomatic...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902130/cytosponge-test-could-be-an-alternative-to-endoscopy
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A 'sponge on a string' pill test can identify people with Barrett's oesophagus who are at low risk of developing oesophageal cancer, say University of Cambridge researchers.
November 30, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901624/endoscopic-mucosal-resection-for-barrett-s-esophagus
#9
Phillip S Ge, V Raman Muthusamy
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an increasingly popular minimally invasive technique that is used for the management of superficial lesions in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The goal of this article is to describe the indications and technique of EMR, with a focus on the endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus (BE). The two major EMR techniques-cap EMR and band EMR-will be presented, along with a discussion of their efficacy as well as their integration into the broader treatment paradigm of endoscopic eradication therapy for BE...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899665/open-targets-a-platform-for-therapeutic-target-identification-and-validation
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Gautier Koscielny, Peter An, Denise Carvalho-Silva, Jennifer A Cham, Luca Fumis, Rippa Gasparyan, Samiul Hasan, Nikiforos Karamanis, Michael Maguire, Eliseo Papa, Andrea Pierleoni, Miguel Pignatelli, Theo Platt, Francis Rowland, Priyanka Wankar, A Patrícia Bento, Tony Burdett, Antonio Fabregat, Simon Forbes, Anna Gaulton, Cristina Yenyxe Gonzalez, Henning Hermjakob, Anne Hersey, Steven Jupe, Şenay Kafkas, Maria Keays, Catherine Leroy, Francisco-Javier Lopez, Maria Paula Magarinos, James Malone, Johanna McEntyre, Alfonso Munoz-Pomer Fuentes, Claire O'Donovan, Irene Papatheodorou, Helen Parkinson, Barbara Palka, Justin Paschall, Robert Petryszak, Naruemon Pratanwanich, Sirarat Sarntivijal, Gary Saunders, Konstantinos Sidiropoulos, Thomas Smith, Zbyslaw Sondka, Oliver Stegle, Y Amy Tang, Edward Turner, Brendan Vaughan, Olga Vrousgou, Xavier Watkins, Maria-Jesus Martin, Philippe Sanseau, Jessica Vamathevan, Ewan Birney, Jeffrey Barrett, Ian Dunham
We have designed and developed a data integration and visualization platform that provides evidence about the association of known and potential drug targets with diseases. The platform is designed to support identification and prioritization of biological targets for follow-up. Each drug target is linked to a disease using integrated genome-wide data from a broad range of data sources. The platform provides either a target-centric workflow to identify diseases that may be associated with a specific target, or a disease-centric workflow to identify targets that may be associated with a specific disease...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899321/volumetric-laser-endomicroscopy-in-barrett-s-esophagus-interobserver-agreement-for-interpretation-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-associated-neoplasia-among-high-frequency-users
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Arvind J Trindade, Sumant Inamdar, Michael S Smith, Kenneth J Chang, Cadman L Leggett, Charles J Lightdale, Douglas K Pleskow, Divyesh V Sejpal, Guillermo J Tearney, Rebecca M Thomas, Michael B Wallace
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Targeting neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE) is challenging. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) is a new imaging technique that allows for real time cross-sectional microstructure imaging that can detect BE neoplasia. The interobserver agreement among users in practice is unknown. METHODS: Eight high-volume users of VLE from different academic centers in the United States evaluated 120-stored VLE images blinded to the endoscopic and clinical findings...
November 26, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898991/nipple-and-areola-sparing-mastectomy-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Bruna S Mota, Rachel Riera, Marcos Desidério Ricci, Jessica Barrett, Tiago B de Castria, Álvaro N Atallah, Jose Luiz B Bevilacqua
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy and areola-sparing mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer are still questionable. It is estimated that the local recurrence rates following nipple-sparing mastectomy are very similar to breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy and areola-sparing mastectomy for the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer in women...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898662/kinase-inhibition-leads-to-hormesis-in-a-dual-phosphorylation-dephosphorylation-cycle
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Peter Rashkov, Ian P Barrett, Robert E Beardmore, Claus Bendtsen, Ivana Gudelj
Many antimicrobial and anti-tumour drugs elicit hormetic responses characterised by low-dose stimulation and high-dose inhibition. While this can have profound consequences for human health, with low drug concentrations actually stimulating pathogen or tumour growth, the mechanistic understanding behind such responses is still lacking. We propose a novel, simple but general mechanism that could give rise to hormesis in systems where an inhibitor acts on an enzyme. At its core is one of the basic building blocks in intracellular signalling, the dual phosphorylation-dephosphorylation motif, found in diverse regulatory processes including control of cell proliferation and programmed cell death...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898207/a-breathing-based-meditation-intervention-for-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-following-inadequate-response-to-antidepressants-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Anup Sharma, Marna S Barrett, Andrew J Cucchiara, Nalaka S Gooneratne, Michael E Thase
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate feasibility, efficacy, and tolerability of Sudarshan Kriya yoga (SKY) as an adjunctive intervention in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with inadequate response to antidepressant treatment. METHODS: Patients with MDD (defined by DSM-IV-TR) who were depressed despite ≥ 8 weeks of antidepressant treatment were randomized to SKY or a waitlist control (delayed yoga) arm for 8 weeks. The primary efficacy end point was change in 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17) total score from baseline to 2 months...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896808/the-effects-of-cracks-on-the-quantification-of-the-cancellous-bone-fabric-tensor-in-fossil-and-archaeological-specimens-a-simulation-study
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Peter J Bishop, Christofer J Clemente, Scott A Hocknull, Rod S Barrett, David G Lloyd
Cancellous bone is very sensitive to its prevailing mechanical environment, and study of its architecture has previously aided interpretations of locomotor biomechanics in extinct animals or archaeological populations. However, quantification of architectural features may be compromised by poor preservation in fossil and archaeological specimens, such as post mortem cracking or fracturing. In this study, the effects of post mortem cracks on the quantification of cancellous bone fabric were investigated through the simulation of cracks in otherwise undamaged modern bone samples...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894630/finding-factors-associated-with-post-emergency-department-morbidity-and-mortality-in-elderly-patients-analyzing-a-case-control-study-answers-to-the-july-2016-annals-of-emergency-medicine-journal-club
#16
Nupur Garg, Tyler W Barrett, David L Schriger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894323/health-related-quality-of-life-and-a-cost-utility-simulation-of-adults-in-the-uk-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-x-linked-hypophosphatemia-and-fibrous-dysplasia
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Lydia Forestier-Zhang, Laura Watts, Alison Turner, Harriet Teare, Jane Kaye, Joe Barrett, Cyrus Cooper, Richard Eastell, Paul Wordsworth, Muhammad K Javaid, Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life of adults with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), fibrous dysplasia (FD) and X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) remains poorly described. The aim of this study was to describe the HRQoL of adults with osteogenesis imperfecta, fibrous dysplasia and X-linked hypophophataemia and perform a cost-utility simulation to calculate the maximum cost that a health care system would be willing to pay for a hypothetical treatment of a rare bone disease. RESULTS: Participants completed the EQ-5D-5 L questionnaire between September 2014 and March 2016...
November 28, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893748/communication-with-family-and-friends-across-the-life-course
#18
Tamas David-Barrett, Janos Kertesz, Anna Rotkirch, Asim Ghosh, Kunal Bhattacharya, Daniel Monsivais, Kimmo Kaski
Each stage of the human life course is characterised by a distinctive pattern of social relations. We study how the intensity and importance of the closest social contacts vary across the life course, using a large database of mobile communication from a European country. We first determine the most likely social relationship type from these mobile phone records by relating the age and gender of the caller and recipient to the frequency, length, and direction of calls. We then show how communication patterns between parents and children, romantic partner, and friends vary across the six main stages of the adult family life course...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893678/value-of-cyclin-a-immunohistochemistry-for-cancer-risk-stratification-in-barrett-esophagus-surveillance-a-multicenter-case-control-study
#19
Sophie H van Olphen, Fiebo J C Ten Kate, Michail Doukas, Florine Kastelein, Ewout W Steyerberg, Hans A Stoop, Manon C Spaander, Leendert H J Looijenga, Marco J Bruno, Katharina Biermann
The value of endoscopic Barrett esophagus (BE) surveillance based on histological diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia (LGD) remains debated given the lack of adequate risk stratification. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of cyclin A expression and to combine these results with our previously reported immunohistochemical p53, AMACR, and SOX2 data, to identify a panel of biomarkers predicting neoplastic progression in BE.We conducted a case-control study within a prospective cohort of 720 BE patients...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893242/work-based-learning-a-training-model-for-state-wide-system-changes
#20
Zakia Clay, Nora Barrett, Ann Reilly, Anthony Zazzarino
TOPIC: Despite the substantial amount of money invested in staff training each year, many people trained fail to transfer what they learn to the workplace. We document a training initiative that was implemented to develop and maintain a competent workforce. PURPOSE: A work-based learning (WBL) model was used as a guide to teach the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively deliver psychiatric rehabilitation services. SOURCES USED: This training framework afforded practitioners an opportunity to acquire the critical knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life for individuals living with serious mental illnesses...
December 2016: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
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