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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812737/human-exposure-and-sensitivity-to-globally-extreme-wildfire-events
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David M J S Bowman, Grant J Williamson, John T Abatzoglou, Crystal A Kolden, Mark A Cochrane, Alistair M S Smith
Extreme wildfires have substantial economic, social and environmental impacts, but there is uncertainty whether such events are inevitable features of the Earth's fire ecology or a legacy of poor management and planning. We identify 478 extreme wildfire events defined as the daily clusters of fire radiative power from MODIS, within a global 10 × 10 km lattice, between 2002 and 2013, which exceeded the 99.997th percentile of over 23 million cases of the ΣFRP 100 km(-2) in the MODIS record. These events are globally distributed across all flammable biomes, and are strongly associated with extreme fire weather conditions...
February 6, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810507/landscape-determinants-of-spatio-temporal-patterns-of-aerosol-optical-depth-in-the-two-most-polluted-metropolitans-in-the-united-states
#2
Chenghao Wang, Chuyuan Wang, Soe W Myint, Zhi-Hua Wang
Elevated concentration of atmospheric aerosols during severe urban air pollution episodes necessitates a deep understanding of the underlying determinants for a sustainable urban environment. The 15-year (2001-2015) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aerosol optical depth (AOD) data for the Phoenix and Los Angeles Metropolitan Areas were applied to examine the spatio-temporal patterns and dynamics of urban aerosols. The strongly correlated temporal trends of AOD were observed due to the similar seasonal pattern of aerosol emissions and potential synoptic connections between two areas...
August 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807424/a-national-collaborative-approach-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-nursing-homes-a-qualitative-assessment
#3
Sarah L Krein, Molly Harrod, Sue Collier, Kristina K Davis, Andrew J Rolle, Karen E Fowler, Lona Mody
BACKGROUND: Reducing health care-associated infections (HAIs), such as catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), is a critical performance improvement target in nursing homes. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-term Care: Health Care-Associated Infections/Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection, a national performance improvement program, was designed to promote implementation of a CAUTI prevention program through state-based or regional collaboratives in more than 500 nursing homes across the United States...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807409/a-decade-of-imaging-surgeons-brain-function-part-i-terminology-techniques-and-clinical-translation
#4
REVIEW
Hemel Narendra Modi, Harsimrat Singh, Guang-Zhong Yang, Ara Darzi, Daniel Richard Leff
BACKGROUND: Functional neuroimaging has the potential to deepen our understanding of technical and nontechnical skill acquisition in surgeons, particularly as established assessment tools leave unanswered questions about inter-operator differences in ability that seem independent of experience. METHODS: In this first of a 2-part article, we aim to utilize our experience in neuroimaging surgeons to orientate the nonspecialist reader to the principles of brain imaging...
August 11, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806823/propensity-score-adjusted-comparison-of-minimally-invasive-versus-open-thymectomy-in-the-management-of-early-stage-thymoma
#5
Ayotunde B Fadayomi, Carlos E Bravo Iniguez, Ritam Chowdhury, Antonio Coppolino, Francine Jacobson, Michael Jaklitsch, Gita N Mody
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804970/arrhythmogenic-gene-remodelling-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-with-aortic-stenosis-and-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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R Ashrafi, P Modi, A Y Oo, D M Pullan, K Jian, H Zhang, J Yanni Gerges, G Hart, M R Boyett, G K Davis, J P H Wilding
Type 2 diabetes is associated with higher rate of ventricular arrhythmias and this is hypothesised to be independent of coronary artery disease or hypertension. To investigate further we compared changes in left ventricular myocardial gene expression in Type 2 diabetes to patients in a control group with left ventricular hypertrophy. 9 control patients and 7 patients with type 2 diabetes with aortic stenosis undergoing aortic valve replacement had standard ECGs, signal averaged ECGs and echocardiograms prior to surgery...
August 14, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803747/novel-heterozygous-mutations-of-the-insr-gene-in-a-familial-case-of-donohue-syndrome
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Litao Qin, Xiaobo Li, Qiaofang Hou, Hongdan Wang, Guiyu Lou, Tao Li, Li Wang, Hongyan Liu, Xichuan Li, Shixiu Liao
Donohue syndrome (DS), a rare autosomal recessive disease which represents severe insulin resistance, pre- and postnatal growth retardation, hypertrichosis, and dysmorphic features, is caused by mutations in the insulin receptor (INSR) gene. Here, we have reported the clinical, molecular, and biochemical characterizations of a patient with DS. In this article, we have also reported a case with 2 novel INSR mutations and the DS phenotype. Using next-generation sequencing (NGS), we screened 27 known genes involved in inherited maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and identified compound heterozygous mutations in the INSR gene in the patient with DS, c...
August 10, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802406/real-time-pcr-followed-by-high-resolution-melting-curve-analysis-a-rapid-and-pragmatic-approach-for-screening-of-multidrug-resistant-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
#8
Kusum Sharma, Megha Sharma, Shreya Singh, Manish Modi, Aman Sharma, Pallab Ray, Subhash Varma
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug resistance (MDR) in extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a diagnostic challenge in an endemic country like India. Timely detection of MDR-TB can contribute to a better patient outcome. OBJECTIVE: To perform real-time PCR (qPCR) using rpoB, mpb64 and IS6110 gene on a variety of EPTB samples and to compare the performance of different gene targets. All qPCR positive samples were subjected to high resolution melt-curve analysis (HRM analysis) for rpoB and katG gene to evaluate its potential for MDR screening among different sample types...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800483/assessment-of-aod-variability-over-saudi-arabia-using-modis-deep-blue-products
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Mohsin Jamil Butt, Mazen Ebraheem Assiri, Md Arfan Ali
The aim of this study is to investigate the variability of aerosol over The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For this analysis, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Deep Blue (DB) Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) product from Terra and Aqua satellites for the years 2000-2013 is used. The product is validated using AERONET data from ground stations, which are situated at Solar Village Riyadh and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Jeddah. The results show that both Terra and Aqua satellites exhibit a tendency to show the spatial variation of AOD with Aqua being better than Terra to represent the ground based AOD measurements over the study region...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800065/validating-modis-and-sentinel-2-ndvi-products-at-a-temperate-deciduous-forest-site-using-two-independent-ground-based-sensors
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Maximilian Lange, Benjamin Dechant, Corinna Rebmann, Michael Vohland, Matthias Cuntz, Daniel Doktor
Quantifying the accuracy of remote sensing products is a timely endeavor given the rapid increase in Earth observation missions. A validation site for Sentinel-2 products was hence established in central Germany. Automatic multispectral and hyperspectral sensor systems were installed in parallel with an existing eddy covariance flux tower, providing spectral information of the vegetation present at high temporal resolution. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) values from ground-based hyperspectral and multispectral sensors were compared with NDVI products derived from Sentinel-2A and Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)...
August 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799971/macroaneurysms-associated-with-congenital-retinal-macrovessels
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Dov B Sebrow, Eduardo Cunha de Souza, José Belúcio Neto, Marina Roizenblatt, Claudio Zett Lobos, Pedro Paulo Bonomo, Yasha Modi, Joel S Schuman, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: Congenital retinal macrovessels are large aberrant retinal blood vessels that cross the horizontal raphe and can traverse the central macula. Using multimodal imaging and optical coherence tomography angiography, we describe 2 cases of congenital retinal macrovessel associated with macroaneurysms. METHODS: Two patients presented for evaluation and were found to have congenital retinal macrovessels associated with macroaneurysms. Color photography, optical coherence tomography, fundus autofluorescence fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography angiography were performed and used to establish the diagnosis and monitor resolution at follow-up visits...
August 9, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799564/can-we-reduce-the-burden-of-the-current-uk-guidelines-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-screening
#12
G G W Adams, C Williams, N Modi, W Xing, C Bunce, A Dahlmann-Noor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797776/increase-in-seizure-susceptibility-in-sepsis-like-condition-explained-by-spiking-cytokines-and-altered-adhesion-molecules-level-with-impaired-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-in-experimental-model-of-rats-treated-with-lipopolysaccharides
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Rakesh K Sewal, Manish Modi, Uma Nahar Saikia, Amitava Chakrabarti, Bikash Medhi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. Sepsis is a condition which initiates a cascade of a surge of inflammatory mediators. Interplay between seizures and inflammation other than of brain origin is yet to be explored. The present study was designed to evaluate the seizure susceptibility in experimental models of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced sepsis. DESIGN AND METHODS: Experimental sepsis was induced using lipopolysaccharides in Wistar rats...
June 15, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797488/cryptococcal-lung-infections
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REVIEW
Kate Skolnik, Shaunna Huston, Christopher H Mody
Cryptococcus is among the most common invasive fungal pathogens globally and is one of the leading causes of acquired immunodeficiency virus-related deaths. Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii are the most clinically relevant species and account for most cryptococcal disease. Pulmonary manifestations can range from mild symptoms to life-threatening infection. Treatment is tailored based on the severity of pulmonary infection, the presence of disseminated or central nervous system disease, and patient immune status...
September 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790868/contraception-concerns-utilization-and-counseling-needs-of-women-with-a-history-of-breast-cancer-a-qualitative-study
#15
Sheila K Mody, Danielle M Panelli, Avanthi Hulugalle, H Irene Su, Jessica R Gorman
INTRODUCTION: Reproductive-aged women who have had breast cancer face unique challenges when it comes to making decisions about contraception. Clinical guidelines indicate that patients should avoid pregnancy during cancer treatment, however the extent of contraception counseling and utilization after diagnosis has not been well studied. METHODS: We conducted three focus groups and one semi-structured interview with women between the ages of 18 and 50 years old diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 5 years...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790805/bilateral-implantation-of-3-0-d-multifocal-toric-intraocular-lenses-results-of-a-us-food-and-drug-administration-clinical-trial
#16
Robert Lehmann, Satish Modi, Bret Fisher, Magda Michna, Michael Snyder
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of apodized diffractive +3.0 D multifocal toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantations in subjects with preoperative corneal astigmatism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study conducted at 21 US sites. The study population consisted of 574 subjects, aged ≥21 years, with preoperative astigmatism 0.75-2.82 D, and potential postoperative visual acuity (VA) ≥0.2 logMAR, undergoing bilateral cataract removal by phacoemulsification...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783718/integrative-clinical-genomics-of-metastatic-cancer
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Dan R Robinson, Yi-Mi Wu, Robert J Lonigro, Pankaj Vats, Erin Cobain, Jessica Everett, Xuhong Cao, Erica Rabban, Chandan Kumar-Sinha, Victoria Raymond, Scott Schuetze, Ajjai Alva, Javed Siddiqui, Rashmi Chugh, Francis Worden, Mark M Zalupski, Jeffrey Innis, Rajen J Mody, Scott A Tomlins, David Lucas, Laurence H Baker, Nithya Ramnath, Ann F Schott, Daniel F Hayes, Joseph Vijai, Kenneth Offit, Elena M Stoffel, J Scott Roberts, David C Smith, Lakshmi P Kunju, Moshe Talpaz, Marcin Cieślik, Arul M Chinnaiyan
Metastasis is the primary cause of cancer-related deaths. Although The Cancer Genome Atlas has sequenced primary tumour types obtained from surgical resections, much less comprehensive molecular analysis is available from clinically acquired metastatic cancers. Here we perform whole-exome and -transcriptome sequencing of 500 adult patients with metastatic solid tumours of diverse lineage and biopsy site. The most prevalent genes somatically altered in metastatic cancer included TP53, CDKN2A, PTEN, PIK3CA, and RB1...
August 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782334/pregnant-adolescents-living-with-hiv-what-we-know-what-we-need-to-know-where-we-need-to-go
#18
Tegan Callahan, Surbhi Modi, Jennifer Swanson, Bernadette Ng'eno, Laura N Broyles
INTRODUCTION: HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding adolescents are a particularly vulnerable group that require special attention and enhanced support to achieve optimal maternal and infant outcomes. The objective of this paper is to review published evidence about antenatal care (ANC) service delivery and outcomes for HIV-infected pregnant adolescents in low-income country settings, identify gaps in knowledge and programme services and highlight the way forward to improve clinical outcomes of this vulnerable group...
August 4, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777811/a-machine-learning-approach-to-estimation-of-downward-solar-radiation-from-satellite-derived-data-products-an-application-over-a-semi-arid-ecosystem-in-the-u-s
#19
Qingtao Zhou, Alejandro Flores, Nancy F Glenn, Reggie Walters, Bangshuai Han
Shortwave solar radiation is an important component of the surface energy balance and provides the principal source of energy for terrestrial ecosystems. This paper presents a machine learning approach in the form of a random forest (RF) model for estimating daily downward solar radiation flux at the land surface over complex terrain using MODIS (MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) remote sensing data. The model-building technique makes use of a unique network of 16 solar flux measurements in the semi-arid Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed and Critical Zone Observatory, in southwest Idaho, USA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777329/cross-calibration-between-aster-and-modis-visible-to-near-infrared-bands-for-improvement-of-aster-radiometric-calibration
#20
Kenta Obata, Satoshi Tsuchida, Hirokazu Yamamoto, Kurtis Thome
Radiometric cross-calibration between the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and the Terra-Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) has been partially used to derive the ASTER radiometric calibration coefficient (RCC) curve as a function of date on visible to near-infrared bands. However, cross-calibration is not sufficiently accurate, since the effects of the differences in the sensor's spectral and spatial responses are not fully mitigated. The present study attempts to evaluate radiometric consistency across two sensors using an improved cross-calibration algorithm to address the spectral and spatial effects and derive cross-calibration-based RCCs, which increases the ASTER calibration accuracy...
August 4, 2017: Sensors
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