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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647702/comparative-mirna-expression-profile-analysis-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-peritumoral-mucosa-from-the-meso-and-hypopharynx
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Eva Orosz, Katalin Gombos, Tamas Riedling, Priscilla Afiakurue, Istvan Kiss, Jozsef Pytel, Imre Gerlinger, Istvan Szanyi
BACKGROUND/AIM: The role of microRNAs (miRNA) in carcinogenesis is related to their genome-regulatory function. The aim of the present study was to identify and compare miRNA expression signatures of meso- and hypopharynx squamous cell cancers in consideration of the cancer field hypothesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirteen snap-frozen biopsy series of tumors and peritumoral tissues from the meso- and hypopharynx were analyzed regarding their miRNA expression with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
July 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647020/reprint-of-a-comprehensive-review-of-group-level-model-performance-in-the-presence-of-heteroscedasticity-can-a-single-model-control-type-i-errors-in-the-presence-of-outliers
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Jeanette A Mumford
Even after thorough preprocessing and a careful time series analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data, artifact and other issues can lead to violations of the assumption that the variance is constant across subjects in the group level model. This is especially concerning when modeling a continuous covariate at the group level, as the slope is easily biased by outliers. Various models have been proposed to deal with outliers including models that use the first level variance or that use the group level residual magnitude to differentially weight subjects...
July 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646705/identification-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-novel-nanobodies-against-human-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-receptor-to-provide-inhibition-of-g-csf-function
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Hamid Bakherad, Seyed Latif Mousavi Gargari, Zargham Sepehrizadeh, Hossein Aghamollaei, Ramezan Ali Taheri, Maryam Torshabi, Mojtaba Tabatabaei Yazdi, Walead Ebrahimizadeh, Neda Setayesh
It has been shown that Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) has a higher expression in malignant tumors, and anti-G-CSF therapy considerably decreases tumor growth, tumor vascularization and metastasis. Thus, blocking the signaling pathway of G-CSF could be beneficial in cancer therapy. This study is aimed at designing and producing a monoclonal nanobody that could act as an antagonist of G-CSF receptor. Nanobodies are the antigen binding fragments of camelid single-chain antibodies, also known as VHH...
June 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645264/molecular-cloning-structure-phylogeny-and-expression-analysis-of-the-invertase-gene-family-in-sugarcane
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Liming Wang, Yuexia Zheng, Shihui Ding, Qing Zhang, Youqiang Chen, Jisen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Invertases (INVs) are key enzymes regulating sucrose metabolism and are here revealed to be involved in responses to environmental stress in plants. To date, individual members of the invertase gene family and their expression patterns are unknown in sugarcane due to its complex genome despite their significance in sucrose metabolism. RESULTS: In this study, based on comparative genomics, eleven cDNA and twelve DNA sequences belonging to 14 non-redundant members of the invertase gene family were successfully cloned from sugarcane...
June 23, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645036/influence-of-surface-states-on-blinking-characteristics-of-single-colloidal-cdse-cds-zns-core-multishell-quantum-dot
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Hao Xu, Hjalmar Brismar, Ying Fu
We carefully characterized the fluorescence blinking of single colloidal CdSe-CdS/ZnS core-multishell quantum dots (QDs) with different surface modifications, including octadecylamine (ODA) coated QDs dispersed in chloroform, aqueous 3-mercaptopropionic acids (3MPA) coated QDs in HEPES solution treated by Ca(2+) ions and ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid (EGTA, Ca(2+) chelator), and aqueous 3MPA-QDs treated by glycerol. It was found that the on- and off-state probability density distributions displayed different rules...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644194/phase-characteristics-of-the-countermovement-jump-force-time-curve-a-comparison-of-athletes-by-jumping-ability
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Christopher J Sole, Satoshi Mizuguchi, Kimitake Sato, Gavin L Moir, Michael H Stone
The purpose of this study was to compare the phase characteristics of the countermovement jump (CMJ) force time (F-t) curve between athletes based on jumping ability. An initial sample of one-hundred and fifty Division-I collegiate athletes were ranked based on CMJ jump height. Three performance groups were then formed by taking the top, middle, and lower thirty athletes (15 male and 15 female) from the sample. Phases of the CMJ F-t curve were determined and then characterized by their duration, magnitude, area (impulse), and shape (shape factor)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642650/epidemiological-study-on-lisfranc-injuries
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Marcel Faraco Sobrado, Guilherme Honda Saito, Marcos Hideyo Sakaki, Pedro Augusto Pontin, Alexandre Leme Godoy Dos Santos, Túlio Diniz Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of patients with Lisfranc injuries and their associated fractures . METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis on 42 patients with Lisfranc injuries hospitalized at Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, between 2006 and 2010. Parameters on patient profile, risk factors, fracture characteristics, data on treatment and acute complications were analyzed ...
January 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641247/modeling-task-fmri-data-via-deep-convolutional-autoencoder
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Heng Huang, Xintao Hu, Yu Zhao, Milad Makkie, Qinglin Dong, Shijie Zhao, Lei Guo, Tianming Liu
Task-based fMRI (tfMRI) has been widely used to study functional brain networks under task performance. Modeling tfMRI data is challenging due to at least two problems: the lack of the ground truth of underlying neural activity and the highly complex intrinsic structure of tfMRI data. To better understand brain networks based on fMRI data, data-driven approaches have been proposed, for instance, Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and Sparse Dictionary Learning (SDL). However, both ICA and SDL only build shallow models, and they are under the strong assumption that original fMRI signal could be linearly decomposed into time series components with their corresponding spatial maps...
June 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641243/ecurves-a-temporal-shape-encoding
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Elena Bernardis, Yong Zhang, Ender Konukoglu, Yangming Ou, Harold Javitz, Leon Axel, Dimitris N Metaxas, Benoit Desjardins, Kilian M Pohl
OBJECTIVE: This paper presents a framework for temporal shape analysis to capture the shape and changes of anatomical structures from 3D+t(ime) medical scans. METHOD: We first encode the shape of a structure at each time point with the spectral signature, i.e., the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Laplace operator. We then expand it to capture morphing shapes by tracking the eigenmodes across time according to the similarity of their eigenfunctions. The similarity metric is motivated by the fact that small shape deformations lead to minor changes in the eigenfunctions...
June 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640810/lassim-a-network-inference-toolbox-for-genome-wide-mechanistic-modeling
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Rasmus Magnusson, Guido Pio Mariotti, Mattias Köpsén, William Lövfors, Danuta R Gawel, Rebecka Jörnsten, Jörg Linde, Torbjörn Nordling, Elin Nyman, Sylvie Schulze, Colm E Nestor, Huan Zhang, Gunnar Cedersund, Mikael Benson, Andreas Tjärnberg, Mika Gustafsson
Recent technological advancements have made time-resolved, quantitative, multi-omics data available for many model systems, which could be integrated for systems pharmacokinetic use. Here, we present large-scale simulation modeling (LASSIM), which is a novel mathematical tool for performing large-scale inference using mechanistically defined ordinary differential equations (ODE) for gene regulatory networks (GRNs). LASSIM integrates structural knowledge about regulatory interactions and non-linear equations with multiple steady state and dynamic response expression datasets...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640341/carbonate-buildups-in-the-pernambuco-basin-ne-brazil
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Bruno V Buarque, José A Barbosa, Jefferson T C Oliveira, José R G Magalhães, Osvaldo J Correia
The Pernambuco Basin represents one of the most prominent regions for deep water oil and gas exploration off the Brazilian coast. This study aims to identify and describe the occurrence of carbonate buildups in the offshore regions of the basin. The study was based on an analysis of a set of 143 2D time-migrated seismic sections that cover the offshore region of the Pernambuco Basin. An interpretation of the seismic dataset was used to define the main seismic sequences related to the main regional pulses of deposition and to identify three main groups of carbonate buildups: 1) shelf margin reefs, 2) patch reefs, and 3) isolated carbonate buildups...
April 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640065/effectiveness-of-an-integrated-approach-to-hiv-and-hypertension-care-in-rural-south-africa-controlled-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Soter Ameh, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Eustasius Musenge, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé
BACKGROUND: South Africa faces a dual burden of HIV/AIDS and non-communicable diseases. In 2011, a pilot Integrated Chronic Disease Management (ICDM) model was introduced by the National Health Department into selected primary health care (PHC) facilities. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the ICDM model in controlling patients' CD4 counts (>350 cells/mm) and blood pressure [BP (<140/90 mm Hg)] in PHC facilities in the Bushbuckridge municipality, South Africa...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640064/predictors-of-local-recurrence-in-patients-with-myxofibrosarcoma
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Bismarck Odei, Jean-Claude Rwigema, Frederick R Eilber, Fritz C Eilber, Michael Selch, Arun Singh, Bartosz Chmielowski, Scott D Nelson, Pin-Chieh Wang, Michael Steinberg, Mitchell Kamrava
OBJECTIVES: Myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) is reported to have a higher risk of local recurrence (LR) following definitive surgical excision relative to other soft tissue sarcomas. We reviewed our clinical experience treating MFS to investigate predictors of LR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed treatment outcomes for MFS patients treated at our institution between 1999 and 2015. A total of 52 patients were identified. Median age was 65 years (range, 21 to 86 y)...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638427/colopharyngoplasty-in-patients-with-severe-pharyngoesophageal-corrosive-injury-a-complicated-but-worthwhile-procedure-to-restore-gi-tract-continuity-a-case-series
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Mahdi Zangi, Seyed Reza Saghebi, Ali Biharas Monfared, Seyedamirmohammad Lajevardi, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr
BACKGROUND: Pharyngoesophageal strictures (PES) after corrosive injury impose a problematic condition for both physicians and patients in terms of their management and patients' quality of life. Colopharyngoplasty is a complex procedure, which is used to restore swallowing in these severely disabled patients. We describe our experience in treating nine patients with severe PES after corrosive injuries in a referral center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our database from 2009 to 2014 showed nine patients (seven men; age range: 18 to 47 years) with severe PES who underwent colopharyngoplasty ∼6 months (range: 4-10) after caustic material ingestion...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637340/an-analysis-of-the-use-of-multichannel-microelectrode-recording-during-deep-brain-stimulation-surgeries-at-a-single-center
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Steven Falowski, James Dierkes
BACKGROUND: Microelectrode recording (MER) can be used to map out the target nucleus and identify ideal lead placement. OBJECTIVE: To assess the use of multichannel MER to increase the efficiency of lead placement without compromising patient safety. METHODS: Analysis of a single center's technique for utilizing multichannel MER with 3 consistent anterior-to-posterior simultaneous passes that include an evaluation of the location of final lead placement, patient diagnosis, target nuclei, and additional work involved for refinement of targeting...
June 14, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637142/feasibility-of-a-cognitive-strategy-training-intervention-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Erin R Foster, Daniel Spence, Joan Toglia
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of a novel client-centered cognitive strategy training intervention for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a case series of seven people with PD without dementia but with subjective cognitive decline. The intervention involved ≥5 treatment sessions at the participant's home. Participant acceptance and engagement were assessed by the Credibility/Expectancy Questionnaire (CEQ), Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ), enjoyment and effort ratings, and homework completion...
February 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637120/is-tutobone-an-efficient-alternative-to-other-implants-used-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgeries
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Savithru Kumar Prakash, Nitin Mukerji, Fredrik Prem Nath
BACKGROUND: The graft site morbidity following iliac crest harvesting is significant. To overcome this, different bone substitutes like coral dowels, solvent dissolved bovine/human bone substitutes, and carbon fiber/titanium cages have been used. This study was undertaken to assess the postoperative radiological fusion rates and symptom relief in patients who had Tutobone used as an interbody spacer compared to autologous bone graft (ABG), cages, surgibone and coral dowels. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636978/psychiatric-comorbidity-with-hypothalamic-hamartoma-systematic-review-for-predictive-clinical-features
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Zachary Killeen, Raymond Bunch, John F Kerrigan
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review of the English-language literature to identify clinical features associated with a higher risk of psychiatric symptoms (aggression and rage behaviors) in patients with hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) and epilepsy. METHODS: Two publicly-accessible databases (PubMed and Cochrane Library) were searched for Hypothalamic Hamartoma AND Epilepsy. We identified peer-reviewed original research publications (case reports or clinical series; N=19) in which clinical data was provided on an individual basis...
June 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636260/lichenoid-keratosis-is-frequently-misdiagnosed-as-basal-cell-carcinoma
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D Maor, C Ondhia, L L Yu, J J Chan
Lichenoid keratosis (LK), also known as benign lichenoid keratosis or lichen planus-like keratosis, is a solitary, pink to red-brown scaly plaque representing a host immunological response to a variety of precursor lesions. LK is often misdiagnosed as a dermatological malignancy owing to its clinical resemblance to basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or Bowen disease. We performed a retrospective analysis of the pathology records of a series of LK lesions with reference to the demographic features and accuracy of clinical diagnosis...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635869/-the-topical-problems-of-expert-mistakes-and-evaluation-of-the-quality-of-forensic-medical-expertises-based-on-the-analysis-of-the-reports-published-in-the-journal-sudebno-meditsinskaya-ekspertiza-forensic-medical-expertise-during-the-period-from-1958-till
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L A Shmarov
The objective of the present study was the thematic analysis of the reports published in the journal 'Sudebno-meditsinskaya ekspertiza' (Forensic Medical Expertise) during the period from 1958 till 2015 that contain the authors' characteristics of the mistakes made in connection with the performance of various forms of forensic medical expertise with special reference to their quality and time schedules. A total of 268 issues of the journal were looked through from which 25 articles were selected dealing with the analysis of expert mistakes...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
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