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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531909/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-interval-colorectal-cancer-incidence-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Stacey A Fedewa, W Dana Flanders, Kevin C Ward, Chun Chieh Lin, Ahmedin Jemal, Ann Goding Sauer, Chyke A Doubeni, Michael Goodman
Background: Interval colorectal cancer (CRC) accounts for 3% to 8% of all cases of CRC in the United States. Data on interval CRC by race/ethnicity are scant. Objective: To examine whether risk for interval CRC among Medicare patients differs by race/ethnicity and whether this potential variation is accounted for by differences in the quality of colonoscopy, as measured by physicians' polyp detection rate (PDR). Design: Population-based cohort study...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531857/post-carbon-removal-nitrifying-mbbr-operation-at-high-loading-and-exposure-to-starvation-conditions
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Bradley Young, Robert Delatolla, Kevin Kennedy, Edith LaFlamme, Alain Stintzi
This study investigates the performance of MBBR nitrifying biofilm post carbon removal at high loading and starvation conditions. The nitrifying MBBR, treating carbon removal lagoon effluent, achieved a maximum SARR of 2.13gN/m(2)d with complete conversion of ammonia to nitrate. The results also show the MBBR technology is capable of maintaining a stable biofilm under starvation conditions in systems that nitrify intermittently. The biomass exhibited a higher live fraction of total cells in the high loaded reactors (73-100%) as compared to the reactors operated in starvation condition (26-82%)...
May 5, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531833/development-of-an-in-vivo-relevant-drug-product-performance-method-for-an-amorphous-solid-dispersion
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Brian W Pack, Yelizaveta Babayan, Mark A Schrad, Paul A Stroud, David C Sperry, Kevin C White, Aktham Aburub
The purpose of this work was to develop a meaningful in vitro dissolution method for evacetrapib spray-dried dispersion (SDD) tablets that is discriminating for crystalline drug substance (DS) content. Justification of the method conditions included evaluation of dissolution media, rotation speed, surfactant selection and level of surfactant to achieve sink conditions. Discrimination was illustrated by testing SDD tablets spiked with 10%, 20%, and 30% crystalline DS. The results demonstrated a 13%, 22% and 32% drop in the dissolution end point, respectively, as compared to unspiked SDD tablets...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531567/impact-of-body-composition-parameters-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-treated-with-docetaxel
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Samantha J Cushen, Derek G Power, Kevin P Murphy, Ray McDermott, Brendan T Griffin, Marvin Lim, Louise Daly, Peter MacEneaney, Kathleen O' Sullivan, Carla M Prado, Aoife M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Body composition may influence clinical outcomes of certain chemotherapeutic agents. We examined the prognostic significance of skeletal muscle mass and adipose tissue on docetaxel toxicity and overall survival in patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: A retrospective review of patients medical records with mCRPC, treated with docetaxel was conducted. Body composition parameters (skeletal muscle mass, muscle attenuation [MA], visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue) were measured at L3 by computed tomography (CT) and defined using previously established cut points...
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531327/interstrand-cross-links-arising-from-strand-breaks-at-true-abasic-sites-in-duplex-dna
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Zhiyu Yang, Nathan E Price, Kevin M Johnson, Yinsheng Wang, Kent S Gates
Interstrand cross-links are exceptionally bioactive DNA lesions. Endogenous generation of interstrand cross-links in genomic DNA may contribute to aging, neurodegeneration, and cancer. Abasic (Ap) sites are common lesions in genomic DNA that readily undergo spontaneous and amine-catalyzed strand cleavage reactions that generate a 2,3-didehydro-2,3-dideoxyribose sugar remnant (3'ddR5p) at the 3'-terminus of the strand break. Interestingly, this strand scission process leaves an electrophilic α,β-unsaturated aldehyde residue embedded within the resulting nicked duplex...
May 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531189/tandem-duplications-lead-to-novel-expression-patterns-through-exon-shuffling-in-drosophila-yakuba
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Rebekah L Rogers, Ling Shao, Kevin R Thornton
One common hypothesis to explain the impacts of tandem duplications is that whole gene duplications commonly produce additive changes in gene expression due to copy number changes. Here, we use genome wide RNA-seq data from a population sample of Drosophila yakuba to test this 'gene dosage' hypothesis. We observe little evidence of expression changes in response to whole transcript duplication capturing 5' and 3' UTRs. Among whole gene duplications, we observe evidence that dosage sharing across copies is likely to be common...
May 22, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530858/customizing-alarm-limits-based-on-specific-needs-of-patients
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Maria Cvach, Melanie Kitchens, Kevin Smith, Patricia Harris, Marilyn Neder Flack
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530835/on-the-formation-of-epitaxially-connected-quantum-dot-solids-nucleation-and-coherent-phase-transition
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Kevin Whitham, Tobias Hanrath
The formation of epitaxially connected quantum dot solids involves a complex interplay of interfacial assembly, surface chemistry, and irreversible directed attachment. We describe the basic mechanism in context of a coherent phase transition with distinct nucleation and propagation steps. The proposed mechanism explains how defects in the pre-assembled structure influence nucleation and how basic geometric relationships govern the transformation from hexagonal assemblies of isolated dots to interconnected solids with square symmetry...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530820/behavior-of-germanium-and-silicon-nanowire-anodes-with-ionic-liquid-electrolytes
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Guk-Tae Kim, Tadhg Kennedy, Michael Brandon, Hugh Geaney, Kevin M Ryan, Stefano Passerini, Giovanni Battista Appetecchi
The electrochemical behavior of binder-free, germanium and silicon nanowires as high capacity anode materials for lithium-ion battery systems are investigated in an ionic liquid electrolyte. Cyclic voltammetry, cycling tests and impedance spectroscopy reveal a highly reversible lithium alloying / de-alloying process, as well as promising compatibility between the Ge and Si materials and the electrolyte components. Reversible capacities of 1,400 and 2,200 mA h g-1 are delivered by the Ge and Si anodes, respectively, matching the values exhibited in conventional organic solutions...
May 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530678/the-complex-genetics-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Xiaoqin Liu, Hisato Yagi, Shazina Saeed, Abha S Bais, George C Gabriel, Zhaohan Chen, Kevin A Peterson, You Li, Molly C Schwartz, William T Reynolds, Manush Saydmohammed, Brian Gibbs, Yijen Wu, William Devine, Bishwanath Chatterjee, Nikolai T Klena, Dennis Kostka, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, Madhavi K Ganapathiraju, Phillip Dexheimer, Linda Leatherbury, Omar Khalifa, Anchit Bhagat, Maliha Zahid, William Pu, Simon Watkins, Paul Grossfeld, Stephen A Murray, George A Porter, Michael Tsang, Lisa J Martin, D Woodrow Benson, Bruce J Aronow, Cecilia W Lo
Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects up to 1% of live births. Although a genetic etiology is indicated by an increased recurrence risk, sporadic occurrence suggests that CHD genetics is complex. Here, we show that hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe CHD, is multigenic and genetically heterogeneous. Using mouse forward genetics, we report what is, to our knowledge, the first isolation of HLHS mutant mice and identification of genes causing HLHS. Mutations from seven HLHS mouse lines showed multigenic enrichment in ten human chromosome regions linked to HLHS...
May 22, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530651/surface-attached-molecules-control-staphylococcus-aureus-quorum-sensing-and-biofilm-development
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Minyoung Kevin Kim, Aishan Zhao, Ashley Wang, Zachary Z Brown, Tom W Muir, Howard A Stone, Bonnie L Bassler
Bacteria use a process called quorum sensing to communicate and orchestrate collective behaviours, including virulence factor secretion and biofilm formation. Quorum sensing relies on the production, release, accumulation and population-wide detection of signal molecules called autoinducers. Here, we develop concepts to coat surfaces with quorum-sensing-manipulation molecules as a method to control collective behaviours. We probe this strategy using Staphylococcus aureus. Pro- and anti-quorum-sensing molecules can be covalently attached to surfaces using click chemistry, where they retain their abilities to influence bacterial behaviours...
May 22, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530503/comparison-of-self-selected-walking-speeds-and-walking-speed-variability-when-data-are-collected-during-repeated-discrete-trials-and-during-continuous-walking
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Marcus J Brown, Laura A Hutchinson, Michael J Rainbow, Kevin J Deluzio, Alan R De Asha
A typical gait analysis data collection consists of a series of discrete trials, where a participant initiates gait, walks through a motion capture volume, and then terminates gait. This is not a normal 'everyday' gait pattern, yet measurements are considered representative of normal walking. However, walking speed, a global descriptor of gait quality that can affect joint kinematics and kinetics, may be different during discrete trials, compared to continuous walking. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of continuous walking versus discrete trials on walking speed and walking speed variability...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530461/increase-in-leg-stiffness-reduces-joint-work-during-backpack-carriage-running-at-slow-velocities
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Bernard Liew, Kevin Netto, Susan Morris
Optimal tuning of leg stiffness has been associated with better running economy. Running with load is energetically expensive, which could have a significant impact on athletic performance where backpack carriage is involved. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of load magnitude and velocity on leg stiffness. We also explored the relationship between leg stiffness and running joint work. Thirty-one healthy participants ran overground at three velocities (3.0, 4.0, 5.0 m.s(-1)), whilst carrying three load magnitude (0%, 10%, 20% weight)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529879/beyond-the-raccoon-roundworm-the-natural-history-of-non-raccoon-baylisascaris-species-in-the-new-world
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Sarah G H Sapp, Pooja Gupta, Melissa K Martin, Maureen H Murray, Kevin D Niedringhaus, Madeleine A Pfaff, Michael J Yabsley
A total of 10 species of Baylisascaris, a genus of ascaridoid nematodes, occur worldwide and 6 of them occur in the New World. Most of the Baylisascaris species have a similar life cycle with carnivorous mammals or marsupials serving as definitive hosts and a smaller prey host serving as paratenic (or intermediate) hosts. However, one species in rodents is unique in that it only has one host. Considerable research has been conducted on B. procyonis, the raccoon roundworm, as it is a well-known cause of severe to fatal neurologic disease in humans and many wildlife species...
August 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529830/adp-ribosyl-cyclases-regulate-early-development-of-the-sea-urchin
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Latha Ramakrishnan, Kevin Uhlinger, Leslie Dale, Amro Hamdoun, Sandip Patel
ADP-ribosyl cyclases are multifunctional enzymes involved in the metabolism of nucleotide derivatives necessary for Ca(2+) signalling such as cADPR and NAADP. Although Ca(2+) signalling is a critical regulator of early development, little is known of the role of ADP-ribosyl cyclases during embryogenesis. Here we analyze the expression, activity and function of ADP-ribosyl cyclases in the embryo of the sea urchin - a key organism for study of both Ca(2+) signalling and embryonic development. ADP-ribosyl cyclase isoforms (SpARC1-4) showed unique changes in expression during early development...
June 1, 2016: Messenger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529684/c-reactive-protein-and-radiographic-findings-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-infants
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Maria Twomey, Hannah Fleming, Fiachra Moloney, Kevin P Murphy, Lee Crush, Siobhan B O'Neill, Oisin Flanagan, Karl James, Conor Bogue, Owen J O'Connor, Michael M Maher
AIM: To evaluate the association between C-reactive protein (CRP) and radiological evidence of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in infants. METHODS: All patients aged less than 4 years who presented with suspected lower respiratory tract infection, who received a peri-presentation chest radiograph and CRP blood measurement over an 18-mo period were included in the study. Age, gender, source of referral, CRP, white cell count, neutrophil count along with the patients' symptoms and radiologist's report were recorded...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529487/cardiac-baroreflex-variability-and-resetting-during-sustained-mild-effort
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Mair Zamir, Mark B Badrov, T Dylan Olver, J Kevin Shoemaker
This exploratory study assessed the pattern of closed-loop baroreflex resetting using multi-logistic-curve analysis. Operating point gain and ranges of RR-interval (RRI) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) are derived to examine how these relate to sympathetic activation. Sustained low-intensity isometric handgrip exercise, with a period of post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO), provided a model to study baroreflex resetting because the progression toward fatigue at constant tension induces a continuous increase in volitional contribution to neuro-cardiovascular control...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529221/close-together-far-apart-an-assessment-of-the-public-health-needs-of-three-geographically-proximate-communities-in-central-haiti
#18
Kevin A Pettit, Jacob R Kundert, John M VanBuren, William T Story, Christopher T Buresh
Haiti, a country marked by extreme poverty and poor health, is also an active site for thousands of non-governmental organizations. The community needs assessment is an important tool that allows aid organizations to understand better community perspectives regarding health. In this study, 84 community members were interviewed across three geographically proximate communities in the Arcahaie region of Haiti to identify similarities and differences in community needs. Overall, the most important public health-related problems included access to clean water, sanitation, health care, and education...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528650/the-role-of-intermetal-competition-and-mis-metalation-in-metal-toxicity
#19
Anna Barwinska-Sendra, Kevin J Waldron
The metals manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper and zinc are essential for almost all bacteria, but their precise metal requirements vary by species, by ecological niche and by growth condition. Bacteria thus must acquire each of these essential elements in sufficient quantity to satisfy their cellular demand, but in excess these same elements are toxic. Metal toxicity has been exploited by humanity for centuries, and by the mammalian immune system for far longer, yet the mechanisms by which these elements cause toxicity to bacteria are not fully understood...
2017: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528542/performance-of-a-high-pressure-liquid-chromatography-ion-mobility-mass-spectrometry-system-for-metabolic-profiling
#20
Xing Zhang, Kimberly Kew, Richard Reisdorph, Mark Sartain, Roger Powell, Michael L Armstrong, Kevin Quinn, Charmion Cruickshank-Quinn, Scott Walmsley, Samantha S Bokatzian, Ed Darland, Matthew Rain, Kenneth Imatani, Nichole Reisdorph
A commercial liquid chromatography/drift tube ion mobility-mass spectrometer (LC/IM-MS) was evaluated for its utility in global metabolomics analysis. Performance was assessed using twelve targeted metabolite standards where the limit of detection (LOD), linear dynamic range, resolving power, and collision cross section (Ω), is reported for each standard. Data was collected in three different instrument operation modes: flow injection analysis with IM-MS (FIA/IM-MS), LC/MS and LC/IM-MS. Metabolomics analyses of human plasma and HaCaT cells were used to compare the above three operation modes...
May 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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