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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231372/radiofrequency-turbinate-volume-reduction-vs-radiofrequency-assisted-turbinectomy-for-nasal-obstruction-caused-by-inferior-turbinate-hypertrophy
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Saumitra Kumar, Trivender Singh Anand, Indranil Pal
Radiofrequency procedures are a well-accepted treatment for nasal obstruction. We conducted a randomized, noncontrolled study to compare the effectiveness of submucosal bipolar radiofrequency turbinate volume reduction (RFTVR) and bipolar radiofrequency-assisted turbinectomy (RFaT) in patients presenting with nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophy. A total of 30 patients-15 males and 15 females, aged 15 to 60 years (mean: 32)-were randomly divided into one of the two homogeneous treatment groups...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229978/untranslated-regions-of-mrna-and-their-role-in-regulation-of-gene-expression-in-protozoan-parasites
#2
Shilpa J Rao, Sangeeta Chatterjee, Jayantapal K Pal
Protozoan parasites are one of the oldest living entities in this world that throughout their existence have shown excellent resilience to the odds of survival and have adapted beautifully to ever changing rigors of the environment. In view of the dynamic environment encountered by them throughout their life cycle, and in establishing pathogenesis, it is unsurprising that modulation of gene expression plays a fundamental role in their survival. In higher eukaryotes, untranslated regions (UTRs) of transcripts are one of the crucial regulators of gene expression (influencing mRNA stability and translation efficiency)...
March 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228938/physical-activity-levels-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-patients-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-and-an-exercise-training-programme-before-surgery-a-pilot-study
#3
Lisa Loughney, Malcolm A West, Borislav D Dimitrov, Graham J Kemp, Michael Pw Grocott, Sandy Jack
BACKGROUND: The aim of this pilot study was to measure changes in physical activity level (PAL) variables, as well as sleep duration and efficiency in people with locally advanced rectal cancer (1) before and after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and (2) after participating in a pre-operative 6-week in-hospital exercise training programme, following neoadjuvant CRT prior to major surgery, compared to a usual care control group. METHODS: We prospectively studied 39 consecutive participants (27 males)...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227292/a-descriptive-model-of-resting-state-networks-using-markov-chains
#4
H Xie, R Pal, S Mitra, H Xie, R Pal, S Mitra, H Xie, S Mitra
Resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) studies considering pairwise linear correlations have attracted great interests while the underlying functional network structure still remains poorly understood. To further our understanding of RSFC, this paper presents an analysis of the resting-state networks (RSNs) based on the steady-state distributions and provides a novel angle to investigate the RSFC of multiple functional nodes. This paper evaluates the consistency of two networks based on the Hellinger distance between the steady-state distributions of the inferred Markov chain models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226604/an-unsupervised-learning-for-robust-cardiac-feature-derivation-from-ppg-signals
#5
Soma Bandyopadhyay, Arijit Ukil, Chetanya Puri, Rituraj Singh, Arpan Pal, K M Mandana, C A Murthy, Soma Bandyopadhyay, Arijit Ukil, Chetanya Puri, Rituraj Singh, Arpan Pal, K M Mandana, C A Murthy, C A Murthy, Arpan Pal, Rituraj Singh, Arijit Ukil, Soma Bandyopadhyay, Chetanya Puri, K M Mandana
We propose here derivation algorithms for physiological parameters like beat start point, systolic peak, pulse duration, peak-to-peak distance related to heart rate, dicrotic minima, diastolic peak from Photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals robustly. Our methods are based on unsupervised learning mainly following morphology as well as discrete nature of the signal. Statistical learning has been used as a special aid to infer most probable feature values mainly to cope up with presence of noise, which is assumed to be insignificant compared to signal values at each investigation window...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225234/-renovascular-disease-in-children-a%C3%A2-rare-diagnosis-with-few-symptoms
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Hjørdis Thorsteinsdottir, Eric Dorenberg, Pål-Dag Line, Anna Bjerre
BACKGROUND To estimate the prevalence, symptoms, causes and treatment of renovascular disease in children, and also to assess the degree of secondary organ damage to the heart, kidneys and eyes (end organ damage).MATERIAL AND METHOD Retrospective review of data for all children (0 - 16 years) who were examined for resistant hypertension in the period 1998 - 2013 at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet.RESULTS A total of 21 children/adolescents (median age 8.5 years, 11 girls) were assessed and treated for resistant hypertension in the study period...
February 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224990/rapid-and-tunable-method-to-temporally-control-gene-editing-based-on-conditional-cas9-stabilization
#7
Serif Senturk, Nitin H Shirole, Dawid G Nowak, Vincenzo Corbo, Debjani Pal, Alexander Vaughan, David A Tuveson, Lloyd C Trotman, Justin B Kinney, Raffaella Sordella
The CRISPR/Cas9 system is a powerful tool for studying gene function. Here, we describe a method that allows temporal control of CRISPR/Cas9 activity based on conditional Cas9 destabilization. We demonstrate that fusing an FKBP12-derived destabilizing domain to Cas9 (DD-Cas9) enables conditional Cas9 expression and temporal control of gene editing in the presence of an FKBP12 synthetic ligand. This system can be easily adapted to co-express, from the same promoter, DD-Cas9 with any other gene of interest without co-modulation of the latter...
February 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224923/high-throughput-sequencing-reveals-modulation-of-micrornas-in-vigna-mungo-upon-mungbean-yellow-mosaic-india-virus-inoculation-highlighting-stress-regulation
#8
Anirban Kundu, Sujay Paul, Avishek Dey, Amita Pal
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 20-24 nucleotides long non-coding RNAs known to play important regulatory roles during biotic and abiotic stresses by controlling gene expression. Blackgram (Vigna mungo), an economically important grain legume is highly susceptible to pathogenic begomovirus Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus (MYMIV) and resulting in high yield loss. In this study two different leaf-small-RNA libraries were prepared from the pooled RNA at three different time points of resistant V. mungo inbred line VM84 inoculated either with viruliferous or non-viruliferous whiteflies carrying MYMIV and performed high-throughput Illumina sequencing...
April 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224768/comparison-of-the-bruker-biotyper-and-vitek-ms-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-systems-using-a-formic-acid-extraction-method-to-identify-common-and-uncommon-yeast-isolates
#9
Hyun Seung Lee, Jong Hee Shin, Min Ji Choi, Eun Jeong Won, Seung Jung Kee, Soo Hyun Kim, Myung Geun Shin, Soon Pal Suh
BACKGROUND: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) allows rapid and accurate identification of clinical yeast isolates. In-tube formic acid/acetonitrile (FA/ACN) extraction is recommended prior to the analysis with MALDI Biotyper, but the direct on-plate FA extraction is simpler. We compared the Biotyper with the VITEK MS for the identification of various clinically relevant yeast species, focusing on the use of the FA extraction method...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224274/immunoevasion-rather-than-intrinsic-oncogenicity-may-confer-mscs-from-non-obese-diabetic-mice-the-ability-to-generate-neural-tumors
#10
Cristian Loretelli, Robert F Moore, Moufida Ben Nasr, Sergio Dellepiane, Murugabaskar Balan, Marwan Mounayar, Vera Usuelli, Basset El Essawy, Francesca D'Addio, Anat O Stemmer-Rachamimov, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Soumitro Pal, Paolo Fiorina, Reza Abdi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223467/hypertension-in-pregnancy-and-offspring-cardiovascular-risk-in-young-adulthood-prospective-and-sibling-studies-in-the-hunt-study-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study-in-norway
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Ingvild V Alsnes, Lars J Vatten, Abigail Fraser, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard, Janet Rich-Edwards, Pål R Romundstad, Bjørn O Åsvold
Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at increased lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease. We examined the offspring's cardiovascular risk profile in young adulthood and their siblings' cardiovascular risk profile. From the HUNT study (Nord-Trøndelag Health Study) in Norway, 15 778 participants (mean age: 29 years), including 210 sibling groups, were linked to information from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway. Blood pressure, anthropometry, serum lipids, and C-reactive protein were assessed...
February 21, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220796/beyond-the-classic-vta-extended-amygdala-projections-to-da-striatal-paths-in-the-primate
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Julie L Fudge, Emily A Kelly, Ria Pal, Joseph L Bedont, Lydia Park, Brian Ho
The central extended amygdala (CEA) has been conceptualized as a 'macrosystem' that regulates various stress-induced behaviors. Consistent with this, the CEA highly expresses corticotropin releasing factor (CRF), an important modulator of stress responses. Stress alters goal-directed responses associated with striatal paths, including maladaptive responses such as drug seeking, social withdrawal, and compulsive behavior. CEA inputs to the midbrain dopamine (DA) system are positioned to influence striatal functions through mesolimbic DA-striatal pathways...
February 21, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220523/inflammation-is-independent-of-steatosis-in-a-murine-model-of-steatohepatitis
#13
Wei Wang, Ming-Jiang Xu, Yan Cai, Zhou Zhou, Haixia Cao, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Pal Pacher, Shusen Zheng, Frank J Gonzalez, Bin Gao
Obesity and alcohol consumption synergistically promote steatohepatitis, and neutrophil infiltration is believed to be associated with steatosis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) plays a complex role in lipid metabolism and inflammation, therefore, the purpose of this study was to dissect its role in regulating steatosis and neutrophil infiltration in a clinically relevant mouse steatohepatitis model of 3-month high-fat diet (HFD) feeding plus a binge of ethanol (HFD -plus-binge ethanol)...
February 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220296/cross-species-communication-in-bacterial-world
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Sarangam Majumdar, Sukla Pal
Biofilms are the compact association of micro organisms and the communication processes in these biofilms are always a wonder. Electrical and chemical signaling mechanism are the key to understand the bacterial communication network. Quorum sensing so far has been able to explain the coordinated motion of bacteria through its chemical signaling mechanism. Bacteria residing within biofilm communities are trivial to communicate. But the recent observation in 2017 by Humphries et al. has revealed that the ion channels enabled electrical signaling mechanism can be as powerful as to attract the distant cells i...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219688/mesoporous-phenylalanine-ammonia-lyase-microspheres-with-improved-stability-through-calcium-carbonate-templating
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Jiandong Cui, Yamin Zhao, Zhilei Tan, Cheng Zhong, Peipei Han, Shiru Jia
Cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEAs) have recently emerged as a promising method for enzyme immobilization due to its simplicity and low cost. However, a lack of good size and morphological control over the as-prepared CLEAs has limited their practical applications in some cases. Here, monodisperse spherical CLEAs of phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL microspheres) were prepared based on CaCO3 microtemplates. The preparation procedure involves filling porous CaCO3 microtemplates with the protein by salt precipitation, glutaraldehyde crosslinking, and dissolution of the microtemplates...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219320/microorganism-and-agricultural-based-biosorbents-towards-removal-of-cadmium-from-waste-water-an-overview
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Souvik Pal, Subhankar Mukherjee, Nabarun Bhattacharyya
BACKGROUND: Non-degradable and persistent nature of Cadmium (Cd) poses high toxicity to human, plants and animals. Several industrial processes generated wastes are the main anthropogenic pathway through which Cd enters into the environment. Although, World Health Organization (WHO) has set the limit of Cd in drinking water is 0.005 mg L-1, the industrial activities release much higher concentrations of metal ions to the water stream than the prescribed limits, which leads to the increasing health hazards and environmental pollution...
February 20, 2017: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218559/a-scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-1-planning-and-management
#17
Gunvor Semb, Hans Enemark, Hans Friede, Gunnar Paulin, Jan Lilja, Jorma Rautio, Mikael Andersen, Frank Åbyholm, Anette Lohmander, William Shaw, Kirsten Mølsted, Arja Heliövaara, Stig Bolund, Jyri Hukki, Hallvard Vindenes, Peter Davenport, Kjartan Arctander, Ola Larson, Anders Berggren, David Whitby, Alan Leonard, Erik Neovius, Anna Elander, Elisabeth Willadsen, R Patricia Bannister, Eileen Bradbury, Gunilla Henningsson, Christina Persson, Philip Eyres, Berit Emborg, Mia Kisling-Møller, Annelise Küseler, Birthe Granhof Black, Antje Schöps, Anja Bau, Maria Boers, Helene Søgaard Andersen, Karin Jeppesen, Dorte Marxen, Marjukka Paaso, Elina Hölttä, Suvi Alaluusua, Leena Turunen, Kirsti Humerinta, Ulla Elfving-Little, Inger Beate Tørdal, Lillian Kjøll, Ragnhild Aukner, Øydis Hide, Kristin Billaud Feragen, Elisabeth Rønning, Pål Skaare, Eli Brinck, Ann-Magritt Semmingsen, Nina Lindberg, Melanie Bowden, Julie Davies, Jeanette Mooney, Haydn Bellardie, Nina Schofield, Jill Nyberg, Maria Lundberg, Agneta Linder-Aronson Karsten, Margareta Larson, Anders Holmefjord, Sigvor Reisæter, Nina-Helen Pedersen, Therese Rasmussen, Rolf Tindlund, Paul Sæle, Reidunn Blomhoff, Gry Jacobsen, Christina Havstam, Sara Rizell, Lars Enocson, Catharina Hagberg, Midia Najar Chalien, Anna Paganini, Inger Lundeborg, Agneta Marcusson, Anna-Britta Mjönes, Annica Gustavsson, Christine Hayden, Eilish McAleer, Emma Slevan, Terry Gregg, Helen Worthington
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Longstanding uncertainty surrounds the selection of surgical protocols for the closure of unilateral cleft lip and palate, and randomised trials have only rarely been performed. This paper is an introduction to three randomised trials of primary surgery for children born with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). It presents the protocol developed for the trials in CONSORT format, and describes the management structure that was developed to achieve the long-term engagement and commitment required to complete the project...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218557/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-7-occlusion-in-5-year-olds-according-to-the-huddart-and-bodenham-index
#18
Agneta Karsten, Agneta Marcusson, Kirsti Hurmerinta, Arja Heliövaara, Annelise Küseler, Pål Skaare, Haydn Bellardie, Elisabeth Rønning, William Shaw, Kirsten Mølsted, Paul Sæle, Eli Brinck, Sara Rizell, Midia Najal Chalier, Philip Eyres, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Good dentofacial development and good occlusion are main goals in the treatment of UCLP. The aim was to evaluate dental occlusion at age 5 years with the Huddart and Bodenham index after four different protocols of primary surgery for UCLP. DESIGN: Three parallel randomised controlled trials were undertaken as an international multicentre study by 10 cleft teams in five countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the UK. METHODS: Three different surgical procedures for primary palatal repair (Arms B, C, and D) were tested against a common procedure (Arm A) in the total cohort of 448 children born with non-syndromic UCLP...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218555/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-8-assessing-naso-labial-appearance-in-5-year-olds-a-preliminary-study
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Kirsten Mølsted, Kirsti Humerinta, Annelise Küseler, Pål Skaare, Haydn Bellardie, William Shaw, Agneta Karsten, Paul Kåre Sæle, Sara Rizell, Agneta Marcusson, Philip Eyres, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Facial appearance is one of the most relevant measures of success in cleft lip and palate treatment. The aim was to assess nasolabial appearance at 5 years of age in all children in the project. In this part of the project the local protocol for lip closure continued to be used because the primary lip and nose operations were not part of the randomisation. The great majority of the surgeons used Millard's technique together with McComb's technique for the nose. One center used Tennison-Randalls technique and in one center the centers own technique as well as nose plugs were used...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217582/detection-of-anti-filarial-antibody-among-hydrocele-patients-living-in-an-endemic-area-for-filariasis
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Amit Kumar Singh, Loveleena Agarwal, Krishna Lakhmani, Chandrim Sengupta, Ravinder Pal Singh
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of the current prevalence of lymphatic filariasis and its transmission will be helpful in its elimination. Thus, the present study is aimed to determine its prevalence among hydrocele patients which is a common presentation in chronically infected cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred patients suffering from hydrocele admitted to the surgical ward were included in the study. Blood samples were collected from the patients during the day hours for the detection of anti-filarial antibody and during night hours to detect the presence of microfilaria by smear examination...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
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