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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775954/a-new-methodology-based-on-functional-principal-component-analysis-to-study-postural-stability-post-stroke
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M Luz Sánchez-Sánchez, Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Silvia Mena-Del Horno, Enrique Viosca-Herrero, Celedonia Igual-Camacho, Beatriz Gisbert-Morant
BACKGROUND: A major goal in stroke rehabilitation is the establishment of more effective physical therapy techniques to recover postural stability. Functional Principal Component Analysis provides greater insight into recovery trends. However, when missing values exist, obtaining functional data presents some difficulties. The purpose of this study was to reveal an alternative technique for obtaining the Functional Principal Components without requiring the conversion to functional data beforehand and to investigate this methodology to determine the effect of specific physical therapy techniques in balance recovery trends in elderly subjects with hemiplegia post-stroke...
May 5, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775914/current-radiological-situation-in-areas-of-ukraine-contaminated-by-the-chernobyl-accident-part-1-human-dietary-exposure-to-caesium-137-and-possible-mitigation-measures
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I Labunska, V Kashparov, S Levchuk, D Santillo, P Johnston, S Polishchuk, N Lazarev, Y Khomutinin
This study reports for the first time temporal trends for the period of 2011-2016 in 137 Cs content in cow's milk originating from private farms and households of 14 settlements located in the territories of the Rivne region, Ukraine. These areas are still radioactively contaminated as a result of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) in 1986. In 2016, the average 137 Cs activity concentration in milk exceeded the Ukrainian Permissible Level (PL) for adults of 100 Bq/l in samples from 6 settlements and the PL for children of 40 Bq/l in 8 settlements, reaching activity concentration of around 500 Bq/l in some samples...
May 15, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775887/gender-and-age-varying-associations-of-sensation-seeking-and-substance-use-across-young-adulthood
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Rebecca J Evans-Polce, Megan S Schuler, John E Schulenberg, Megan E Patrick
INTRODUCTION: Sensation seeking is associated with elevated risk for substance use among adolescents and young adults. However, whether these associations vary across age for young men and women is not well characterized. METHODS: Using data from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) panel study, we examine the age-varying associations of sensation seeking and three types of substance use behavior (binge drinking, cigarette use, and marijuana use) across ages 18 to 30 using time-varying effect modeling...
May 4, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775839/veterinary-applications-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-field-therapy
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James S Gaynor, Sean Hagberg, Blake T Gurfein
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy can non-invasively treat a variety of pathologies by delivering electric and magnetic fields to tissues via inductive coils. The electromagnetic fields generated by these devices have been found to affect a variety of biological processes and basic science understanding of the underlying mechanisms of action of PEMF treatment has accelerated in the last 10 years. Accumulating clinical evidence supports the use of PEMF therapy in both animals and humans for specific clinical indications including bone healing, wound healing, osteoarthritis and inflammation, and treatment of post-operative pain and edema...
May 7, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775831/an-exploratory-analysis-of-spatial-variations-in-organ-donation-registration-rates-in-wales-prior-to-the-implementation-of-the-human-transplantation-wales-act-2013
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Nicholas Page, Gary Higgs, Mitchel Langford
Spatial variations in rates of registered organ donors have not been studied in the UK at detailed spatial scales despite some evidence of national and regional differences. By drawing on the findings from the existing literature, this study examines associations between small-area variations in rates of new registrants to the UK organ donor register (ODR) within Wales and key demographic factors. Using map-based visualisations and statistical regression methods, spatial patterns in new registrants to the ODR are identified within Wales, a country which moved to an opt-out system of consent for organ donation following the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013...
May 15, 2018: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775753/long-non-coding-rna-biomarker-for-human-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-prognosis
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Jingjing Chen, Zhisen Shen, Hongxia Deng, Wei Zhou, Qi Liao, Ying Mu
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) were discovered in tumors. The regulation of lncRNA in human laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) remains incomplete. Uncovering the potential of lncRNA to stratify the prognosis of LSCC and streamline the vast amount of clinical information will affect medical interventions. The surgical resected LSCC tissues, adjacent non-cancerous tissues (ANCT) and lymph node metastatic tissue (LNM) were collected from 76 patients for lncRNA AC008440.10 expression assay. The stages of LSCC and LNM were classified accordingly...
May 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775676/malondialdehyde-modified-ldl-related-variables-are-associated-with-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-type-2-diabetes
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Shoko Furukawa, Hiroaki Suzuki, Kazuya Fujihara, Kazuto Kobayashi, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Yoko Sugano, Shigeru Yatoh, Motohiro Sekiya, Naoya Yahagi, Hitoshi Shimano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) causes the development of atherosclerosis and kidney injury. Although circulating oxLDL levels were reportedly increased in type 2 diabetic patients with macroalbuminuria, it remains unclear whether albuminuria or the reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is independently associated with the circulating oxLDL level. This study aimed to elucidate the association between the stage of diabetic nephropathy and serum malondialdehyde-modified LDL (MDA-LDL) and the ratio of MDA-LDL to LDL-cholesterol (MDA-LDL/LDL)...
May 15, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775435/national-center-for-health-statistics-guidelines-for-analysis-of-trends
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Deborah D Ingram, Donald J Malec, Diane M Makuc, Deanna Kruszon-Moran, Renee M Gindi, Michael Albert, Vladislav Beresovsky, Brady E Hamilton, Julia Holmes, Jeannine Schiller, Manisha Sengupta
Many reports present analyses of trends over time based on multiple years of data from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys and the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS). Trend analyses of NCHS data involve analytic choices that can lead to different conclusions about the trends. This report discusses issues that should be considered when conducting a time trend analysis using NCHS data and presents guidelines for making trend analysis choices. Trend analysis issues discussed include: choosing the observed time points to include in the analysis, considerations for survey data and vital records data (record level and aggregated), a general approach for conducting trend analyses, assorted other analytic issues, and joinpoint regression...
April 2018: Vital and Health Statistics. Series 2, Data Evaluation and Methods Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775434/births-final-data-for-2016
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Joyce A Martin, Brady E Hamilton, Michelle J K Osterman, Anne K Driscoll, Patrick Drake
This report presents 2016 data on U.S. births according to a wide variety of characteristics. Trends in fertility patterns and maternal and infant characteristics are described and interpreted.Descriptive tabulations of data reported on the birth certificates of the 3.95 million births that occurred in 2016 are presented. Data are presented for maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, tobacco use, prenatal care, source of payment for the delivery, method of delivery, gestational age, birthweight, and plurality...
January 2018: National Vital Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775317/a-combined-sfg-and-thin-liquid-film-study-of-the-specific-effect-of-monovalent-cations-on-interfacial-water-structure
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Afshin Asadzadeh Shahir, Khristo Khristov, Khoi Tan Nguyen, Anh V Nguyen, Elena D Mileva
Some salts have been recently shown to decrease the SFG (sum frequency generation spectroscopy) intensity of the hydrogen-bonded water molecules, but a quantitative explanation is still awaited. Here we report a similar trend for the chloride salts of monovalent cations, i.e., LiCl, NaCl, and CsCl, at low concentrations. Specifically, we revealed not only the specific adsorption of cations at the water surface but also the concentration-dependent effect of ions on the SFG response of the interfacial water molecules...
May 18, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775108/high-trna-transferase-nsun2-gene-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma
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Lingeng Lu, Gongjian Zhu, Hongmei Zeng, Qian Xu, Klaus Holzmann
NSUN2 is a tRNA methyltransferase and plays an important role in cell development via modifying RNA methylation. We aimed to evaluate the expression of NSUN2 and its prognostic value in HNSCC. Random-effects model of meta-analysis shows 1.99-folds (95% CI: 1.89-2.09) upregulation of NSUN2 expression in HNSCC versus normal tissues. Patients with high NSUN2 levels had approximately 22 months shorter overall survival, and had a higher mortality risk than those with low one (p-trend = 0.020). In conclusion, NSUN2 is a potential independent prognostic marker and may be a potential therapeutic target in HNSCC...
April 21, 2018: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775104/the-ability-of-silybum-marianum-to-phytoremediate-cadmium-and-or-diesel-oil-from-the-soil
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Hossein Hammami, Ebrahim Alaie, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Dastgheib
Phytoremediation is a new ecological and cost-effective technology applied for cleaning heavy metals and total petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated (TPH-contaminated) soils. This study was conducted to evaluate the potential of milk thistle (Silybum marianum) to phytoremediate cadmium (Cd (II)) from contaminated soils. To this end, the investigators applied a completely randomized design with the factorial arrangement and four replications. The results indicated that all the evaluated parameters of S. Marianum, including shoot and root fresh and dry weight, as well as shoot and root Cd, were significantly influenced by Cd (II) concentration and diesel oil (DO)...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775019/-the-expression-and-clinical-progression-of-androgen-estrogen-and-prolactin-receptor-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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M J Fei, Y N Xu, J D Wang
Objective: The aim of this study is to analyze the different expression and function of androgen receptors (AR) and estrogen receptor (ER-α) in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). In combination with the expression of prolactin receptor (PRLR), we analyzed the prognostic impact of three receptors on the laryngeal carcinoma. Method: In this study, immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PC) analysis were performed on the tumor tissues and adjacent normal tissues in 112 LSCC patients (95 males and 17 females)...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774998/-the-expressions-and-correlations-of-il-10-cd14-and-cd68-in-laryngal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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S Zhang, H Huangfu, B Q Wang, W Gao, L N Wu, Y Li, W Y Li
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the distribution of IL-10, CD14 and CD68 in the tumor microenvironment of LSCC with the clinicopathologic factors. Method: We detected the expressions of IL-10, CD14 and CD68 in 46 primary LSCC tumor tissues by immunohistochemistry staining and explore the relationship between them and clinicopathologic factors. Result: We found that the expressions of IL-10, CD14 and CD68 were significantly correlated with clinical stage and T stage ( P <0.01). IL-10 and CD14 were correlated with lymph node metastasis ( P <0...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774959/authorship-trends-in-the-journal-of-orthopaedic-research-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Abhijit Seetharam, Mohammed T Ali, Christine Y Wang, Katherine E Schultz, James P Fischer, Shatoria Lunsford, Elizabeth C Whipple, Randall T Loder, Melissa A Kacena
Publications are an important tool to measure one's success and achievement in academia. They can help propel a career forward and move one into a position of leadership. The overall purpose of this study was to investigate changes in bibliometric variables, authorship, and collaboration trends in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR®), since its inception in 1983. A bibliometric analysis was completed for all manuscripts meeting the inclusion criteria (638), which were published throughout the inaugural year plus one representative year of each decade...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774836/pulmonary-infections-with-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-catalonia-spain-1994-2014
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Miguel Santin, Irene Barrabeig, Pierre Malchair, Lucia Gonzalez-Luquero, Miguel A Benitez, Josefina Sabria, Merce Palau-Benavent, Concepcion Cañete, Joan A Lloret-Queraltó, Maria D Grijota-Camino, Jordi Dorca, Fernando Alcaide
In Spain, systematic reporting of pulmonary infections with nontuberculous mycobacteria is not mandatory. Therefore, to determine trends, we retrospectively identified cases for January 1994-December 2014 in Catalonia. Over the 21 years, prevalence increased and was associated with being male. Mycobacterium avium complex and M. abscessus prevalence increased; M. kansasii prevalence decreased.
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774831/urban-wild-boars-and-risk-for-zoonotic-streptococcus-suis-spain
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Xavier Fernández-Aguilar, Marcelo Gottschalk, Virginia Aragon, Jordi Càmara, Carmen Ardanuy, Roser Velarde, Nuria Galofré-Milà, Raquel Castillo-Contreras, Jorge R López-Olvera, Gregorio Mentaberre, Andreu Colom-Cadena, Santiago Lavín, Oscar Cabezón
Urban wild boars (Sus scrofa) from Barcelona, Spain, harbor great diversity of Streptococcus suis strains, including strains with the cps2 gene and with the same molecular profile as local human cases. The increasing trend of potential effective contacts for S. suis transmission is of public health concern.
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774784/moderate-alcohol-consumption-is-associated-with-increased-radiological-progression-in-women-but-not-in-men-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-espoir-cohort-%C3%A3-tude-et-suivi-des-polyarthrites-indiff%C3%A3-renci%C3%A3-es-r%C3%A3-centes
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F Sageloli, J L Quesada, B Fautrel, C Salliot, P Gaudin, A Baillet
OBJECTIVE: We conducted this study to determine whether alcohol consumption influences radiological progression in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHOD: Patients fulfilling the European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology 2010 criteria in the early arthritis cohort ESPOIR (Étude et Suivi des Polyarthrites Indifférenciées Récentes) were included in this study. Alcohol consumption was collected at baseline and at each visit. We classified alcohol consumption into three groups: abstinent (0 g/day), moderate (≤ 20 g/day for women, ≤ 30 g/day for men), and abuse (> 20 g/day for women, > 30 g/day for men)...
May 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774762/quality-readability-and-trends-for-websites-on-ankyloglossia
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Nicole Leigh Aaronson, Johnathan Edward Castaño, Jeffrey P Simons, Noel Jabbour
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the quality and readability of websites on ankyloglossia, tongue tie, and frenulectomy. METHODS: Google was queried with six search terms: tongue tie, tongue tie and breastfeeding, tongue tie and frenulectomy, ankyloglossia, ankyloglossia and breastfeeding, and ankyloglossia and frenulectomy. Website quality was assessed using the DISCERN instrument. Readability was evaluated using the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Grade Level, Flesch Reading Ease Score, and Fry readability formula...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774634/study-of-hyperpigmentation-in-human-skin-disorder-using-different-electron-microscopy-techniques
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Seulgi Noh, Hyosun Choi, Ji Soo Kim, Il-Hwan Kim, Ji Young Mun
There is a global trend of increase in the demand for three-dimensional electron microscopy with high resolution. The ultrastructural change and related functional studies are necessary to investigate biological phenomena. In this study, currently available 3D reconstruction techniques of electron microscopes (serial block-face scanning electron microscopy and focused ion beam-scanning electron microscopy) were used to investigate hyperpigmentary disorders in human skin. In the basal layer of the epidermis in the human skin, there are melanocytes that produce melanin and keratinocytes that act as a barrier against environmental damage...
May 18, 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
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