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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335534/a-networked-sensor-system-for-the-analysis-of-plot-scale-hydrology
#1
German Villalba, Fernando Plaza, Xiaoyang Zhong, Tyler W Davis, Miguel Navarro, Yimei Li, Thomas A Slater, Yao Liang, Xu Liang
This study presents the latest updates to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) testbed, a $50,000 USD, 104-node outdoor multi-hop wireless sensor network (WSN). The network collects environmental data from over 240 sensors, including the EC-5, MPS-1 and MPS-2 soil moisture and soil water potential sensors and self-made sap flow sensors, across a heterogeneous deployment comprised of MICAz, IRIS and TelosB wireless motes. A low-cost sensor board and software driver was developed for communicating with the analog and digital sensors...
March 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333171/dual-dimensional-nanostructures-with-highly-durable-non-wetting-properties-under-dynamic-and-underwater-conditions
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Seunghyeon Baek, Wuseok Kim, Sangmin Jeon, Kijung Yong
Non-wetting states with high durability under both dynamic and underwater conditions are very desirable for practical applications of superhydrophobic surfaces in various fields. Despite increasing demands for this dual stability of non-wetting surfaces, studies investigating both the impact dynamics and underwater stability are very rare. In the current study, we performed water droplet impact dynamics and underwater stability studies using ZnO/Si hierarchical nanostructures (HNs) as a model system. The effects of the surface structure on the non-wetting states under dynamic conditions were first studied by comparing various surface structures, such as ZnO nanowires (NWs), Si microposts (MPs), ZnO/Si HNs with controlled MP interspacings, and lotus leaf (LL)...
March 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331357/effectiveness-of-ultrasound-therapy-for-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Peng Xia, Xiaoju Wang, Qiang Lin, Kai Cheng, Xueping Li
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to assess the therapeutic effect of ultrasound (US) on myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). DATE SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched to find relevant studies from January 1966 to May 2016 using keywords. Four investigators performed the data extraction. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the outcomes of pain and physical function between MPS patients receiving and not receiving US were selected by two researchers independently...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318687/protein-intake-distribution-pattern-does-not-affect-anabolic-response-lean-body-mass-muscle-strength-or-function-over-8-weeks-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Il-Young Kim, Scott Schutzler, Amy M Schrader, Horace J Spencer, Gohar Azhar, Robert R Wolfe, Arny A Ferrando
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In our recent acute metabolic study, we found no differences in the anabolic response to differing patterns of dietary protein intake. To confirm this in a chronic study, we investigated the effects of protein distribution pattern on functional outcomes and protein kinetics in older adults over 8 weeks. METHODS: To determine chronic effects of protein intake pattern at 1.1 g protein/kg/day in mixed meals on lean body mass (LBM), functional outcomes, whole body protein kinetics and muscle protein fractional synthesis rate (MPS) over 8-week respective dietary intervention, fourteen older subjects were randomly divided into either EVEN or UNVEN group...
March 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315965/evaluation-of-oral-manifestations-of-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-iv-and-vi-clinical-and-imaging-study
#5
Renata Quirino de Almeida-Barros, Paula Frassinetti Vasconcelos de Medeiros, Marcella Quirino de Almeida Azevedo, Adriana de Oliveira Lira Ortega, Angela Toshie Araki Yamamoto, Sheyla Kátia Lúcio Dornelas, Patrícia Meira Bento
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess oral manifestations in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis IV (MPS IVA) and mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients were assessed, nine with MPS IVA and eight with MPS VI, treated at the Medical Genetics Outpatient Clinic of Hospital Universitário Alcides Carneiro (HUAC) in Campina Grande, Paraíba State, Brazil. Assessments included clinical and intraoral examinations, analysis of occlusal function, and panoramic X-rays...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306536/molecular-defects-identified-by-whole-exome-sequencing-in-a-child-with-atypical-mucopolysaccharidosis-iiib
#6
Qingwen Zeng, Yanjie Fan, Lili Wang, Zhuo Huang, Xuefan Gu, Yongguo Yu
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIB (MPS IIIB) is a genetic disease characterized by mutations in the NAGLU gene, deficiency of α-N-acetylglucosaminidase, multiple congenital malformations and an increased susceptibility to malignancy. Because of the slow progressive nature of this disease and its atypical symptoms, the misdiagnosis of MPS IIIB is not rare in clinical practice. This misdiagnosis could be avoided by using next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques, which have been shown to have superior performance for detecting mutations underlying rare inherited disorders in previous studies...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304152/reprogramming-of-histone-methylation-controls-the-differentiation-of-monocytes-into-macrophages
#7
Qi-Fan Zheng, Hui-Min Wang, Zhan-Feng Wang, Jin-Yang Liu, Qi Zhang, Li Zhang, Yuan-Hua Lu, Han You, Guang-Hui Jin
Subset heterogeneity of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) is controlled by defined transcriptional networks and programs; however, the dynamic establishment of programs that control broad, orchestrated expression of transcription factors (TFs) during the progression of monocyte-into-phagocyte (MP) differentiation remains largely unexplored. By using chromatin immunoprecipitation assays, we show the extensive trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4me3) as well as histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) occupancy with broad footprints at the promoters of MP differentiation-related TFs, such as HOXA and FOXO genes, KLF4, IRF8 and others...
March 17, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302603/suicide-prevention-strategy-must-include-quicker-support-for-patients-after-discharge-say-mps
#8
Gareth Iacobucci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302527/multiple-plastic-stents-versus-covered-metal-stent-for-treatment-of-anastomotic-biliary-strictures-after-liver-transplantation-a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-trial
#9
Andrea Oliver Tal, Fabian Finkelmeier, Natalie Filmann, Leena Kylänpää, Marianne Udd, Ilaria Parzanese, Paolo Cantù, Alexander Dechêne, Volker Penndorf, Andreas Schnitzbauer, Mireen Friedrich-Rust, Stefan Zeuzem, Jörg G Albert
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures (ABSs) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) by endoscopic insertion of multiple plastic stents (MPSs) is well-established. The use of covered self-expandable metal stents (cSEMSs) for this indication is less investigated. METHODS: In an open-label, multicenter, randomized trial, patients with confirmed ABSs were randomly assigned 1:1 to receive either an MPS or a cSEMS. Primary endpoint was the number of endoscopic interventions until ABS resolution...
March 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302345/newborn-screening-for-six-lysosomal-storage-disorders-in-a-cohort-of-mexican-patients-three-year-findings-from-a-screening-program-in-a-closed-mexican-health-system
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Juana Inés Navarrete-Martínez, Ana Elena Limón-Rojas, Maria de Jesús Gaytán-García, Jesús Reyna-Figueroa, Guillermo Wakida-Kusunoki, Ma Del Rocío Delgado-Calvillo, Consuelo Cantú-Reyna, Héctor Cruz-Camino, David Eduardo Cervantes-Barragán
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of a lysosomal newborn screening (NBS) program in a cohort of 20,018 Mexican patients over the course of 3years in a closed Mexican Health System (Petróleos Mexicanos [PEMEX] Health Services). STUDY DESIGN: Using dried blood spots (DBS), we performed a multiplex tandem mass spectrometry enzymatic assay for six lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) including Pompe disease, Fabry disease, Gaucher disease, mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS-I), Niemann-Pick type A/B, and Krabbe disease...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299921/physical-training-improves-myocardial-perfusion-but-not-left-ventricular-function-response-to-exercise-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Eduardo E Carvalho, Júlio C Crescêncio, Giovani L Santi, Luciano F Oliveira, Pedro V Schwartzmann, Lourenço Gallo, José A Marin-Neto, Marcus V Simões
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary microvascular angina (PMA) commonly exhibit abnormal left ventricular function (LVF) during exercise, potentially owing to myocardial ischemia. Herein, we investigated n PMA patients the effect of the reduction of myocardial perfusion disorders, by using aerobic physical training, upon LVF response to exercise. METHODS: Overall, 15 patients (mean age, 53.7±8.9 years) with PMA and 15 healthy controls (mean age, 51.0±9.4 years) were studied...
March 16, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296942/co-ingestion-of-carbohydrate-and-whey-protein-increases-fasted-rates-of-muscle-protein-synthesis-immediately-after-resistance-exercise-in-rats
#12
Wanyi Wang, Zhenping Ding, Geoffrey J Solares, Soon-Mi Choi, Bo Wang, Aram Yoon, Roger P Farrar, John L Ivy
The objective of the study was to investigate whether co-ingestion of carbohydrate and protein as compared with protein alone augments muscle protein synthesis (MPS) during early exercise recovery. Two months old rats performed 10 repetitions of ladder climbing with 75% of body weight attached to their tails. Placebo (PLA), whey protein (WP), or whey protein plus carbohydrate (CP) was then given to rats by gavage. An additional group of sedentary rats (SED) was used as controls. Blood samples were collected immediately and at either 1 or 2 h after exercise...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295384/noninvasive-fetal-genotyping-of-paternally-inherited-alleles-using-targeted-massively-parallel-sequencing-in-parentage-testing-cases
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Donggui Yang, Hao Liang, Yu Gao, Shaobin Lin, Zhiming He, Jun Gao, Hongyu Sun, Qing Li, Xiaoyan Ma, Xueling Ou
BACKGROUND: Researchers have sought to develop a noninvasive protocol for paternity analysis that uses fetal cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal plasma. Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is expected to overcome this challenge because it enables the analysis of millions of DNA molecules at a single-base resolution. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Seven women were involved in prenatal paternity testing cases. Before conventional invasive procedures, cfDNA was isolated from maternal plasma...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294991/the-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-arterial-stiffness-of-pediatric-mucopolysaccharidosis-patients-are-increased-compared-to-both-pediatric-and-adult-controls
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Raymond Y Wang, Kyle D Rudser, Donald R Dengel, Elizabeth A Braunlin, Julia Steinberger, David R Jacobs, Alan R Sinaiko, Aaron S Kelly
Treatments for mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs) have increased longevity, but cardiovascular disease causes mortality in a significant percentage of survivors. Markers must be developed to predict MPS cardiac risk and monitor efficacy of investigational therapies.MPS patients underwent carotid artery ultrasonography from which carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and three measures of arterial stiffness were calculated: carotid artery distensibility (cCSD), compliance (cCSC), and incremental elastic modulus (cIEM)...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292727/analysis-of-dna-from-post-blast-pipe-bomb-fragments-for-identification-and-determination-of-ancestry
#15
Esiri Tasker, Bobby LaRue, Charity Beherec, David Gangitano, Sheree Hughes-Stamm
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) such as pipe bombs are weapons used to detrimentally affect people and communities. A readily accessible brand of exploding targets called Tannerite® has been identified as a potential material for abuse as an explosive in pipe bombs. The ability to recover and genotype DNA from such weapons may be vital in the effort to identify suspects associated with these devices. While it is possible to recover DNA from post-blast fragments using short tandem repeat markers (STRs), genotyping success can be negatively affected by low quantities of DNA, degradation, and/or PCR inhibitors...
March 1, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292383/mucopolysaccharidoses-clinical-spectrum-and-frequency-of-different-types
#16
Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman Malik, Muhammad Almas Hashmi, Zafar Fayyaz, Iqra Mushtaq, Nagina Shahzadi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relative frequency and clinical features of different varieties of mucopolysaccharidosis. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Lahore, from January 2013 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: All patients who had any feature suggestive of mucopolysaccharidosis were screened with detailed history, clinical examination and skeletal survey...
February 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290616/expression-of-the-stem-cell-factor-in-fibroblasts-endothelial-cells-and-macrophages-in-periapical-tissues-in-human-chronic-periapical-diseases
#17
S Q Shen, R Wang, S G Huang
Stem cell factor (SCF), an important stem cell cytokine, has multiple functions. Fibroblasts (FBs), mature mast cells, endothelial cells (ECs), and eosinophil granulocytes can produce SCF in the inflammatory process. Therefore, we aimed to observe SCF expression in FBs, ECs, and macrophages (MPs) in periapical tissues in human chronic periapical disease and investigate the effects of cells expressing SCF in pathogenesis of the disease. Healthy (N = 20), periapical cyst (N = 15), and periapical granuloma (N = 15) tissues were fixed in 10% formalin for 48 h, embedded in paraffin, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin to observe histological changes...
March 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288918/increased-carbon-dioxide-levels-stimulate-neutrophils-to-produce-microparticles-and-activate-the-nucleotide-binding-domain-like-receptor-3-inflammasome
#18
Stephen R Thom, Veena M Bhopale, JingPing Hu, Ming Yang
We hypothesized that elevations of carbon dioxide (CO2) commonly found in modern buildings will stimulate leukocytes to produce microparticles (MPs) and activate the nucleotide-binding domain-like receptor 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome due to mitochondrial oxidative stress. Human and murine neutrophils generate MPs with high interleukin-1β (IL-1β) content when incubated ex vivo in buffer equilibrated with 0.1-0.4% additional CO2. Enhanced MPs production requires mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production, which is mediated by activities of pyruvate carboxylase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase...
March 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285200/enhanced-photocurrent-production-by-the-synergy-of-hematite-nanowire-arrayed-photoanode-and-bioengineered-shewanella-oneidensis-mr-1
#19
Gaolong Zhu, Yun Yang, Juan Liu, Feng Liu, Anhuai Lu, Weidong He
Coupling the light-harvesting capabilities of semiconductors with the catalytic power of bacteria is a promising way to increase the efficiency of bioelectrochemical systems. Here, we reported the enhanced photocurrents produced by the synergy of hematite nanowire-arrayed photoanode and the bio-engineered Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 in a solar-assisted microbial photoelectrochemical system (solar MPS) under the visible light. To increase the supply of bioelectrons, the D-lactate transporter, SO1522, was overexpressed in the recombinant S...
March 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284246/ictv-virus-taxonomy-profile-ourmiavirus
#20
Massimo Turina, Brad I Hillman, Keramat Izadpanah, Mina Rastgou, Cristina Rosa, Ictv Report Consortium
Members of the plant virus genus Ourmiavirus are characterized by having non-enveloped bacilliform virions with a series of discrete lengths from 30 to 62 nm composed of a single coat protein (CP). The genome consists of three positive-sense single-stranded RNAs, each encoding a single protein. The RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) has closest similarity to that of viruses from the family Narnaviridae; the movement protein (MP) is similar to the MPs of tombusviruses; the CP shows limited similarity to the CPs of several plant and animal viruses...
February 2017: Journal of General Virology
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