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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745293/biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-by-pseudomonas-spp-isolated-from-effluent-of-an-electroplating-industry
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Kapil Punjabi, Snehal Yedurkar, Sejal Doshi, Sunita Deshapnde, Shashikant Vaidya
The aim of this study was to isolate and screen bacteria from soil and effluent of electroplating industries for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles and characterize the potential isolate. Soil and effluent of electroplating industries from Mumbai were screened for bacteria capable of synthesizing silver nanoparticles. From two soils and eight effluent samples 20 bacterial isolates were obtained, of these, one was found to synthesize silver nanoparticles. Synthesis of silver nanoparticle by bacteria was confirmed by undertaking characterization studies of nanoparticles that involved spectroscopy and electron microscopic techniques...
August 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735778/yoga-for-military-veterans-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Erik J Groessl, Lin Liu, Douglas G Chang, Julie L Wetherell, Jill E Bormann, J Hamp Atkinson, Sunita Baxi, Laura Schmalzl
INTRODUCTION: Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is prevalent, especially among military veterans. Many cLBP treatment options have limited benefits and are accompanied by side effects. Major efforts to reduce opioid use and embrace nonpharmacological pain treatments have resulted. Research with community cLBP patients indicates that yoga can improve health outcomes and has few side effects. The benefits of yoga among military veterans were examined. DESIGN: Participants were randomized to either yoga or delayed yoga treatment in 2013-2015...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735269/patient-family-agreement-on-values-and-preferences-for-life-sustaining-treatment-results-of-a-multicentre-observational-study
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Amane Abdul-Razzak, Daren K Heyland, Jessica Simon, Sunita Ghosh, Andrew G Day, John J You
OBJECTIVES: To quantify agreement between patients and their family members on their own values and preferences for use or non-use of life-sustaining treatments for the patient. METHODS: Hospitalised patients aged 55 years or older with advanced pulmonary, cardiac, liver disease or metastatic cancer or aged 80 years or older from medical wards at 16 Canadian hospitals and their family members completed a questionnaire including eight items about values related to life-sustaining treatment and a question about preferences for life-sustaining treatments...
July 22, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719938/terminal-condylar-facets-of-the-femur-implications-for-knee-arthroplasty
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Sunita Athavale, Sheetal Kotgirwar, Rashmi Deopujari, Urmila Sinha, Soumitra Trivedi, Rekha Lalwani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717899/the-effects-of-public-disclosure-of-industry-payments-to-physicians-on-patient-trust-a-randomized-experiment
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Alison R Hwong, Sunita Sah, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Financial ties between physicians and the pharmaceutical and medical device industry are common, but little is known about how patient trust is affected by these ties. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate how viewing online public disclosure of industry payments affects patients' trust ratings for physicians, the medical profession, and the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. DESIGN: This was a randomized experimental evaluation...
July 17, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713801/an-evaluation-of-a-train-the-trainer-workshop-for-social-service-workers-to-develop-community-based-family-interventions
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Agnes Y Lai, Sunita M Stewart, Moses W Mui, Alice Wan, Carol Yew, Tai Hing Lam, Sophia S Chan
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation studies on train-the-trainer workshops (TTTs) to develop family well-being interventions are limited in the literature. The Logic Model offers a framework to place some important concepts and tools of intervention science in the hands of frontline service providers. This paper reports on the evaluation of a TTT for a large community-based program to enhance family well-being in Hong Kong. METHODS: The 2-day TTT introduced positive psychology themes (relevant to the programs that the trainees would deliver) and the Logic Model (which provides a framework to guide intervention development and evaluation) for social service workers to guide their community-based family interventions...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713754/a-rare-report-of-two-cases-ancient-schwannoma-of-infratemporal-fossa-and-verocay-schwannoma-of-buccal-mucosa
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Prerna Piyush, Sujata Mohanty, Sujoy Ghosh, Sunita Gupta
Schwannoma is a benign tumor that originates from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve. Occurring as a common tumor in the head and neck region, its intraoral presentation is rare which accounts for only 1%. They are solitary, slow-growing, smooth-surfaced, usually asymptomatic, and encapsulated tumor. This paper comprises two case reports, both of which presented with an intraoral soft tissue swelling which turned out to be schwannoma of buccal mucosa and infratemporal fossa with extension into the oral cavity, respectively...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713666/gramene-database-navigating-plant-comparative-genomics-resources
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Parul Gupta, Sushma Naithani, Marcela Karey Tello-Ruiz, Kapeel Chougule, Peter D'Eustachio, Antonio Fabregat, Yinping Jiao, Maria Keays, Young Koung Lee, Sunita Kumari, Joseph Mulvaney, Andrew Olson, Justin Preece, Joshua Stein, Sharon Wei, Joel Weiser, Laura Huerta, Robert Petryszak, Paul Kersey, Lincoln D Stein, Doreen Ware, Pankaj Jaiswal
Gramene (http://www.gramene.org) is an online, open source, curated resource for plant comparative genomics and pathway analysis designed to support researchers working in plant genomics, breeding, evolutionary biology, system biology, and metabolic engineering. It exploits phylogenetic relationships to enrich the annotation of genomic data and provides tools to perform powerful comparative analyses across a wide spectrum of plant species. It consists of an integrated portal for querying, visualizing and analyzing data for 44 plant reference genomes, genetic variation data sets for 12 species, expression data for 16 species, curated rice pathways and orthology-based pathway projections for 66 plant species including various crops...
November 2016: Current Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713211/early-extubation-in-pediatric-heart-surgery-across-a-spectrum-of-case-complexity-impact-on-hospital-length-of-stay-and-chest-tube-days
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Staci Beamer, Sunita Ferns, Lloyd Edwards, Greer Gunther, Jennifer Nelson
Early extubation is increasingly common in congenital heart surgery, but there are limited outcomes data across the spectrum of case complexity. We performed a retrospective review of 201 pediatric operations using cardiopulmonary bypass between 2012 and 2014. Patients extubated in the operating room or immediately on arrival to the ICU were compared to those extubated by traditional protocols. In-hospital mortality, major complications, need for re-intubation, hospital length of stay, and chest-tube days were compared between groups and by Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery (STAT) mortality category...
June 2017: Progress in Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709588/postural-disorders-in-mouth-breathing-children-a-systematic-review
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Patricia Dayrell Neiva, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Polyana Leite Mendes, Karl Zabjek, Helena Gonçalves Becker, Sunita Mathur
BACKGROUND: Mouth breathing syndrome can cause sleep disturbances that compromise the performance of children in school. It might also cause postural abnormalities involving the head and cervical spine; however, the association between postural abnormalities and mouth breathing in children is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the methodological quality of studies and determine if there is an association between mouth breathing and postural disorders in children. METHODS: Databases comprised MEDLINE, CINAHL, PEDro, LILACS, EMBASE and Cochrane Central Registrar of Controlled Trials...
July 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707888/mechanism-of-initiation-association-and-formation-of-amyloid-fibrils-modeled-with-the-n-terminal-peptide-fragment-ikylefis-of-myoglobin-g-helix
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Sunita Patel, Yellamraju U Sasidhar, Kandala V R Chary
Some peptides and proteins undergo self-aggregation under certain conditions, leading to amyloid fibrils formation, which is related to many disease conditions. It is important to understand such amyloid fibrils formation to provide mechanistic detail that governs the process. A predominantly α-helical myoglobin has been reported recently to readily form amyloid fibrils at a higher temperature, similar to its G-helix segment. Here, we have investigated the mechanism of amyloid fibrils formation by performing multiple long molecular dynamics simulations (27 μs) on the N-terminal segment of the G-helix of myoglobin...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706982/preserving-the-pancreas-graft-outcomes-of-surgical-repair-of-duodenal-leaks-in-enterically-drained-pancreas-allografts
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David Al-Adra, Ian McGilvray, Nicolas Goldaracena, Vinzent Spetzler, Jerome Laurence, Andrea Norgate, Max Marquez, Paul Greig, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Jeffrey Schiff, Sunita Singh, Markus Selzner, Mark Cattral
BACKGROUND: Duodenal leak remains a major cause of morbidity and graft loss in pancreas transplant recipients. The role and efficacy of surgical and image-guided interventions to salvage enterically drained grafts with a duodenal leak has yet to be defined. METHODS: We investigated the incidence, treatment, and outcome of duodenal leak in 426 pancreas transplantation recipients from 2000 to 2015. RESULTS: Duodenal leak developed in 33 (7.8%) recipients after a median follow-up of 5...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706970/reversibility-of-frailty-after-bridge-to-transplant-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-or-heart-transplantation
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Sunita R Jha, Malin K Hannu, Phillip J Newton, Kay Wilhelm, Christopher S Hayward, Andrew Jabbour, Eugene Kotlyar, Anne Keogh, Kumud Dhital, Emily Granger, Mark Connellan, Paul Jansz, Phillip M Spratt, Elyn Montgomery, Angela Smith, Michelle Harkess, Peta Tunicliff, Patricia M Davidson, Peter S Macdonald
BACKGROUND: We recently reported that frailty is independently predictive of increased mortality in patients with advanced heart failure referred for heart transplantation (HTx). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of frailty on short-term outcomes after bridge-to-transplant ventricular assist device (BTT-VAD) implantation and/or HTx and to determine if frailty is reversible after these procedures. METHODS: Between August 2013 and August 2016, 100 of 126 consecutive patients underwent frailty assessment using Fried's Frailty Phenotype before surgical intervention: 40 (21 nonfrail, 19 frail) BTT-VAD and 77 (60 nonfrail, 17 frail) HTx-including 17 of the 40 BTT-VAD supported patients...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706854/nocardia-beijingensis-brain-abscesses-in-an-hiv-infected-individual
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Jolie Guevara Keenan, Sunita Mohapatra
We describe a case of a 50-year-old Hispanic man diagnosed with HIV/AIDS who presented with a generalized tonic clonic seizure and ring enhancing cerebral lesions on imaging. He was initially treated for CNS toxoplasmosis but presented to the hospital with another tonic clonic seizure despite prescribed therapy. Brain biopsy was performed which revealed Nocardia beijingensis. He was treated with intravenous meropenem and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for six weeks followed by long term oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole with radiographic and clinical improvement...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706388/comparison-of-bone-marrow-aspiration-cytology-with-bone-marrow-trephine-biopsy-histopathology-an-observational-study
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Meenu Gilotra, Monika Gupta, Sunita Singh, Rajeev Sen
INTRODUCTION: Bone marrow examination is a useful investigative tool for the diagnosis of many hematological and nonhematological disorders. Bone marrow aspiration (BMA) provides information about the numerical and cytological features of marrow cells, whereas bone marrow trephine biopsies (BMB) provide excellent appreciation of spatial relationships between cells and of overall bone marrow structure. We conducted this study with the objective of comparing the accuracy of BMA with BMB in the diagnosis of various hematological disorders...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705429/disinfection-of-tonometers-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
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Anna K Junk, Philip P Chen, Shan C Lin, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, Sunita Radhakrishnan, Kuldev Singh, Teresa C Chen
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of various disinfection methods for reusable tonometer prisms in eye care and to highlight how disinfectants can damage tonometer tips and cause subsequent patient harm. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted last in October 2016 in the PubMed and the Cochrane Library databases for original research investigations. Reviews, non-English language articles, nonophthalmology articles, surveys, and case reports were excluded. RESULTS: The searches initially yielded 64 unique citations...
July 11, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700945/reduced-circulating-insulin-enhances-insulin-sensitivity-in-old-mice-and-extends-lifespan
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Nicole M Templeman, Stephane Flibotte, Jenny H L Chik, Sunita Sinha, Gareth E Lim, Leonard J Foster, Corey Nislow, James D Johnson
The causal relationships between insulin levels, insulin resistance, and longevity are not fully elucidated. Genetic downregulation of insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 (Igf1) signaling components can extend invertebrate and mammalian lifespan, but insulin resistance, a natural form of decreased insulin signaling, is associated with greater risk of age-related disease in mammals. We compared Ins2(+/-) mice to Ins2(+/+) littermate controls, on a genetically stable Ins1 null background. Proteomic and transcriptomic analyses of livers from 25-week-old mice suggested potential for healthier aging and altered insulin sensitivity in Ins2(+/-) mice...
July 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698352/frequency-and-preventative-interventions-for-non-suicidal-self-injury-and-suicidal-behaviour-in-primary-school-age-children-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Danai Bem, Charlotte Connor, Colin Palmer, Sunita Channa, Max Birchwood
INTRODUCTION: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal behaviour have been witnessed in children as young as 6-7 years of age, but while there are many reviews of preventative interventions for NSSI and suicide in adolescents, few have explored its prevalence in younger children and the potential impact of preventative interventions at this stage of life. NSSI and suicidal behaviour are an increasing concern in schools but school-based programmes can improve knowledge, attitudes and help-seeking behaviours and help prevent escalation of NSSI and later suicide...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697986/temporalis-cysticerci-a-diagnostic-dilemma-and-review-of-literature
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S Malik, G Singh, G Kaur
Cysticercosis is a systemic parasitic infestation caused by ingesting the eggs of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. The central nervous system (CNS) is the most important primary site of infection and disease can present with solitary or multiple space-occupying lesion. Other organs like subcutaneous tissues, muscles, heart, liver, lungs, and peritoneum are more frequently affected but maxillofacial region involvement is rare. The diagnosis of cysticercose is evoked on US examination and CT scan, but confirmation is only possible by Fine needle aspiration cytology [FNAC] or histological examination in case of surgical removal of the oral lesion which can identify the Taenia solium larva...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680171/thiamine-prescribing-practices-for-adult-patients-admitted-to-an-internal-medicine-service
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Uzma Alim, Duane Bates, Ashten Langevin, Denise Werry, Deonne Dersch-Mills, Robert J Herman, Marcy Mintz, Sunita Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Thiamine (vitamin B1) is an essential cofactor responsible for the breakdown of glucose, and its deficiency is associated with Wernicke encephalopathy (WE). There is a lack of evidence from systematic studies on the optimal dosing of thiamine for WE. Objectives: The primary objective was to describe the prescribing patterns for IV thiamine in adult patients admitted to a large teaching hospital. The secondary objective was to evaluate the clinical resolution of WE symptoms (confusion, ataxia, and/or ocular motor abnormalities) in relation to the dose of IV thiamine prescribed...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
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