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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037023/simultaneous-integrated-boost-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-versus-3-dimensional-conformal-radiotherapy-in-preoperative-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Bong Kyung Bae, Min Kyu Kang, Jae-Chul Kim, Mi Young Kim, Gyu-Seog Choi, Jong Gwang Kim, Byung Woog Kang, Hye Jin Kim, Soo Yeun Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of simultaneous integrated boost intensity-modulated radiotherapy (SIB-IMRT) for preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC), by comparing with 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who were treated with PCRT for LARC from 2015 January to 2016 December were retrospectively enrolled. Total doses of 45 Gy to 50.4 Gy with 3D-CRT or SIB-IMRT were administered concomitantly with 5-fluorouracil plus leucovorin or capecitabine...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036999/-the-contamination-and-dietary-exposure-analysis-for-seven-mycotoxins-in-the-fifth-chinese-total-diet-study
#2
N N Qiu, B Lyu, S Zhou, Y F Zhao, Y N Wu
Objective: To investigate the contamination levels and dietary intakes of seven mycotoxins in Chinese diets. Methods: In Chinese Total Diet Study, food aggregation was based on the food consumption of local residents, thus generating the sampling scheme. According to the sampling scheme, the food items were sampled at three survey points in each province and then mixed in the same proportion. The mixed dietary samples were prepared after being cooked and processed. The samples comprised of 13 categories of food: cereals, beans, potatoes, meat, eggs, aquatic products, milk, vegetables, fruits, saccharides, beverages and drinking water, alcohol, and condiments...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036995/-association-of-alcohol-use-and-incidence-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-middle-aged-and-elderly-male-population-a-prospective-cohort-study
#3
Y Z Zhang, Y Q Yu, Y Yuan, M A He, T C Wu
Objective: To investigate the association between alcohol use and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the middle-aged and elderly male population. Methods: All participants were from Dongfeng-Tongji cohort, 27 009 retired employees from Dongfeng Motor Corporation in Hubei Province were enrolled in the Dongfeng-Tongji cohort baseline survey in 2008. In baseline study, information of alcohol use and other covariates were collected by semi-structured questionnaire and all participants completed physical examination including the test of fasting glucose and blood lipid levels...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036994/-trend-analysis-of-the-burden-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-china-1990-to-2015
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G S Zhang, C H Yu, L S Luo, Y C Li, X Y Zeng
Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze the trend of burden of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in China between 1990 and 2015. Methods: Data were collected from the results of 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study. We arranged and analyzed the mortality and disability-adjusted life year (DALY) for IHD by sexes, ages and provinces (excluding Taiwan, China) in China between 1990 and 2015. The age-standardized rates were determined using the average world population age structure in the period of 2010-2035 as a reference, and the changes of the related indicators were calculated...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036992/-survey-on-burden-of-disease-attributable-to-low-fruit-intake-among-chinese-people-aged-15-years-old-and-above-between-1990-and-2013
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J H Li, X Y Zeng, Y C Li, S W Liu, J Y Niu, L J Wang, P Yin, J L You, M G Zhou
Objective: To analyze the burden of disease attributable to low fruit intake among Chinese population aged ≥15 years old between 1990 and 2013. Methods: We used data from the 2013 Global Burden of Disease Burden of Disease Study to study the situation in China. The population attributable fraction was calculated to estimate and compare the death and disability-adjusted life years (DALY) attributed to low fruit intake between 1990 and 2013 in China (excluded Taiwan, China). An average world population age structure of the period 2000-2025 was adopted to calculate age-standardized rates...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036974/-the-impact-of-hydrogen-sulfide-on-the-heme-oxygenase-1-carbon-monoxide-system-in-coxsackie-virus-b3-induced-myocarditis-in-mice
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S Y Zhang, T T Wu, Y Ren, T H Xia, R Z Wu
Objective: To explore the impact of hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) on the heme oxygenase-1/carbon monoxide pathway in Coxsackie virus B3 (CVB3)-induced murine myocarditis (VMC) model. Method: A total of 70 inbred male Balb/c mouse (4-6 weeks old) were randomized into the following four groups: Normal, VMC, PAG and NaHS (n=10 for Normal, n=20 for VMC, PAG and NaHS groups). Mice in Normal group were non-infected mice treated with intraperitoneal injection of sterile phosphate-buffered saline daily for 10 days.Mice in VMC group received intraperitoneal CVB3 injection (0...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036957/-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-of-bismuth-containing-quadruple-therapy-combined-with-probiotic-supplement-for-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori
#7
X B Si, Y Lan, L Qiao
Objective: The bismuth containing quadruple therapy (BCQT) acts as first-line therapy in China. Probiotics supplement also shows Helicobacter pylori eradication effects. Adding probiotics along with BCQT may improve eradication rate of Helicobacter pylori. Methods: Electronic databases including Medline, Embase, Wanfang Database, etc. were searched by the established searching strategy. After that, a funnel plot was adopted to evaluate publication bias. The meta-analysis was supplemented in fixed effect model for low heterogeneity and randomized effect model for high heterogeneity conversely...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036956/-the-diagnostic-value-of-neuron-specific-enolase-central-nervous-system-specific-protein-and-interleukin-6-in-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
#8
Q Feng, L Wu, Y H Ai, S Y Deng, M L Ai, L Huang, Z Y Liu, L N Zhang
Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of neuron-specific enolase(NSE), central nervous system specific protein(S100β), interleukin-6(IL-6) in sepsis-associated encephalopathy(SAE). Methods: Clinical data of patients admitted to ICU and diagnosed with sepsis were collected from January 2015 to June 2016 in Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. SAE was defined as cerebral dysfunction in the presence of sepsis that also fulfilled the exclusion criteria. The acute physiology and chronic health score (APACHE Ⅱ), sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA), NSE, S100β, IL-6, ICU stay time and 28-day mortality were compared between the two groups...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036751/-diagnosis-and-management-of-vestibular-schwannomas-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
#9
Steffen Rosahl, Christopher Bohr, Michael Lell, Klaus Hamm, Heinrich Iro
Vestibular schwannomas expand slowly in the internal auditory canal, in the cerebellopontine angle, inside the cochlear and the labyrinth. Larger tumors can displace and compress the brainstem. With an annual incidence of 1:100 000 vestibular schwannoma represent 6-7% of all intracranial tumors. In the cerebellopontine angle they are by far the most neoplasm with 90% of all lesions located in this region. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), audiometry, and vestibular diagnostics are the mainstays of the clinical workup for patients harboring tumors...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036725/an-international-cooperation-by-using-an-all-encompassing-passive-radon-monitor
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L Tommasino, J Chen, R Falcomer, M Janik, R Kanda, F DeFelice, F Cardellini, R Trevisi, F Leonardi, M Magnoni, E Chiaberto, G Agnesod, M Faure Ragani, G Espinosa, J Golzarri, K Kozak, J Mazur
The recently developed radon film-badge makes it possible to measure radon indoors, in soil, in water and/or in aqueous media (e.g. mud). As a result of its wide response linearity, this monitor has been successfully used to measure radon in-water with concentrations from 10 to ~10 000 Bq/L. By exploiting the unique characteristics of this badge, a mini-survey has been carried out by Health Canada in which radon in water was measured from 12 private wells, as well as in tap water originating from the Ottawa River...
September 19, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036697/the-elderly-left-behind-changes-in-survival-trends-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-over-the-past-four-decades
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Joe S Mendez, Quinn T Ostrom, Haley Gittleman, Carol Kruchko, Lisa M DeAngelis, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Christian Grommes
Background: There has been significant improvement in treatment outcomes of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL) at specialized centers over the past several decades; however, it is unclear if these changes have translated to benefits in the general population. Methods: In this study, we utilized two national databases to examine survival trends over time for PCNSL (Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS, 2000 - 2013) and 18 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER, 1973 - 2013) registries)...
October 3, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036529/itsonedb-a-comprehensive-collection-of-eukaryotic-ribosomal-rna-internal-transcribed-spacer-1-its1-sequences
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Monica Santamaria, Bruno Fosso, Flavio Licciulli, Bachir Balech, Ilaria Larini, Giorgio Grillo, Giorgio De Caro, Sabino Liuni, Graziano Pesole
A holistic understanding of environmental communities is the new challenge of metagenomics. Accordingly, the amplicon-based or metabarcoding approach, largely applied to investigate bacterial microbiomes, is moving to the eukaryotic world too. Indeed, the analysis of metabarcoding data may provide a comprehensive assessment of both bacterial and eukaryotic composition in a variety of environments, including human body. In this respect, whereas hypervariable regions of the 16S rRNA are the de facto standard barcode for bacteria, the Internal Transcribed Spacer 1 (ITS1) of ribosomal RNA gene cluster has shown a high potential in discriminating eukaryotes at deep taxonomic levels...
September 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036511/the-national-radon-archive-as-a-useful-tool-for-developing-and-updating-the-national-radon-action-plan
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F Bochicchio, S Antignani, C Carpentieri, M Ampollini, B Caccia, S Pozzi, G Venoso
International recommendations and regulations require developing of National Radon Action Plans (NRAPs) to effectively manage the protection of workers and population from radon exposure. In Italy, a NRAP was published in 2002 and several activities have been carried out in this framework. Information and data regarding these and previous activities have been collected in a National Radon Archive (NRA). Activities carried out by institutionally involved institutes and agencies include several national and regional surveys, involving more than 50 000 indoor environments (dwellings, schools and workplaces), and remedial actions performed in ~350 buildings, largely in schools...
September 29, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036498/british-widows-of-the-south-african-war-and-the-origins-of-war-widows-pensions
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Eliza Riedi
The South African War of 1899-1902 cost the lives of 22,000 British and colonial soldiers and created almost 5,000 British war widows. It was in this context that the first state pensions for the widows of rank and file soldiers were introduced in 1901. Triggered by unexpectedly high casualty rates and widespread dissatisfaction with charitable provision, the introduction of state pensions also reflected changing public attitudes towards soldiers and their dependants in the context of an imperial war. Dismissed in the historiography as insignificant because of its low rates and restrictive eligibility clauses, the 1901 scheme in fact delivered pensions to the majority of war widows and made the Edwardian state their most important source of financial support...
September 23, 2017: 20 Century British History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036417/coprophagous-insects-and-the-ecology-of-infectious-diseases-of-wildlife
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Elizabeth Nichols, Viviana Alarcón, Shaun Forgie, Luis A Gomez-Puerta, Matthew S Jones
A diversity of macro- and microparasitic species exert strong influences on wildlife population density, community structure, and ecosystem functioning, all through their impacts on individual host fitness. Through consuming, manipulating, and relocating wildlife feces, over 7,000 species of coprophagous dung beetles interact with a staggering diversity of wildlife parasites with fecal-oral transmission in ways that both increase and decrease transmission. Here, we review the mechanisms by which dung beetles influence micro- and macroparasite transmission and outline a future research framework that integrates theory and empirical insights to advance our understanding of how these relationships may interact with ongoing environmental change drivers to further influence wildlife populations and community structure...
September 28, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036372/search-and-mapping-of-the-old-buried-tailings-with-radioactive-wastes-at-the-urban-territory
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O I Molchanov, Y N Soroka, A A Podrezov, M N Soroka
The article presents results of investigation on search and mapping of the old buried tailings with radioactive wastes on the territory of Kamianske City. For solving the problem used complex of methods. These methods are as follows: soil-gas 222Rn measurement and measurement of 222Rn flux density from the ground surface, gamma-radiation survey, prospecting drilling, gamma-ray logging and laboratory analysis of radionuclides. The leading method in this complex was the method of soil-gas 222Rn measurement. Using this method location of the tailings has been precisely defined...
September 19, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036270/on-expert-curation-and-scalability-uniprotkb-swiss-prot-as-a-case-study
#17
Sylvain Poux, Cecilia N Arighi, Michele Magrane, Alex Bateman, Chih-Hsuan Wei, Zhiyong Lu, Emmanuel Boutet, Hema Bye-A-Jee, Maria Livia Famiglietti, Bernd Roechert
Motivation: Biological knowledgebases, such as UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, constitute an essential component of daily scientific research by offering distilled, summarized and computable knowledge extracted from the literature by expert curators. While knowledgebases play an increasingly important role in the scientific community, their ability to keep up with the growth of biomedical literature is under scrutiny. Using UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot as a case study, we address this concern via multiple literature triage approaches...
July 13, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036249/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-ixekizumab-vs-etanercept-and-their-manufacturer-recommended-dosing-regimens-in-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis
#18
Jeremy Udkoff, Lawrence F Eichenfield
INTRODUCTION: Biologic therapies have revolutionized the treatment of psoriasis; however, their use is limited by costs. Ixekizumab was more effective than etanercept in the UNCOVER trials, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ixekizumab for treating psoriasis. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of these therapies is crucial for medical decision making and our objective was to determine the cost-effectiveness of various ixekizumab dosing frequencies compared with etanercept...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036239/-a-phd-completed-factors-subjectively-and-objectively-influencing-children-s-need-for-orthodontic-treatment-and-their-related-quality-of-life
#19
L Kragt-de Roos
Oral health can be measured from the perspective of the professional (objectively) and from the perspective of the patient (subjectively). However, objective and subjective oral health do not match well. The focus of this research, then, is the relationship between objective oral health, subjective oral health and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children. These relationships were considered in connection with orthodontic problems. The research was carried out as part of the Generation R Study, a prospective study of the health of 10,000 children in Rotterdam, the Netherlands...
October 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036204/metabolic-phenotyping-in-the-mouse-model-of-urinary-tract-infection-shows-that-3-hydroxybutyrate-in-plasma-is-associated-with-infection
#20
Pei Han, Yong Huang, Yumin Xie, Wu Yang, Yaoyao Wang, Wenying Xiang, Peter J Hylands, Cristina Legido-Quigley
Urinary tract infection is one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Current diagnosis of urinary tract infection chiefly relies on its clinical presentation, urine dipstick tests and urine culture. Small molecules found in bio-fluids related with both infection and recovery would facilitate diagnosis and management of UTI. Mass spectrometry-based fingerprinting of plasma and urine at 3 time points, pre-infection (t = -24h), infection (t = 24h) and post 3-day treatment (t = 112h), were acquired in the following four groups: mice which were healthy, infected but not treated, infected and treated with ciprofloxacin, and infected and treated with Relinqing® granules (n = 6 per group)...
2017: PloS One
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