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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933675/c3-symmetric-boron-lewis-acid-with-a-cage-shape-for-chiral-molecular-recognition-and-asymmetric-catalysis
#1
Akihito Konishi, Koichi Nakaoka, Hikaru Maruyama, Hideto Nakajima, Tomohiro Eguchi, Akio Baba, Makoto Yasuda
Chiral Lewis acids have played an important role in the precise construction of various types of chiral molecules. Here, we designed and synthesized a cage-shaped borate 2 as a chiral Lewis acid, which possesses a unique C3-symmetric structure composed of three homochiral binaphthyl moieties. The highly symmetrical structure of 2 with homochirality was clearly elucidated by X-ray crystallographic analysis. The peculiar chiral environment of 2·THF exhibited the chiral recognition of some simple amines and a sulfoxide...
December 8, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933667/a-mobile-web-based-system-can-improve-positive-airway-pressure-adherence
#2
Jordanna M Hostler, Karen L Sheikh, Teotimo F Andrada, Andrei Khramtsov, Paul R Holley, Aaron B Holley
SleepMapper is a mobile, web-based system that allows patients to self-monitor their positive airway pressure therapy, and provides feedback and education in real time. In addition to the usual, comprehensive support provided at our clinic, we gave the SleepMapper to 30 patients initiating positive airway pressure. They were compared with patients initiating positive airway pressure at our clinic without SleepMapper (controls) to determine whether SleepMapper affected adherence. A total of 61 patients had polysomnographic and adherence data analysed, 30 were given SleepMapper and 31 received our standard of care...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933616/efficacy-of-preoperative-ibuprofen-and-meloxicam-on-the-success-rate-of-inferior-alveolar-nerve-block-for-teeth-with-irreversible-pulpitis
#3
Yazdan Shantiaee, Sahar Javaheri, Amir Movahhedian, Sarah Eslami, Omid Dianat
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether premedication with ibuprofen or meloxicam increases the success rate of anaesthesia in teeth with irreversible pulpitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this parallel, double-blind clinical trial, 92 patients diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis were randomly divided into four groups of 23 patients. The first group (the no-premedication group) received no premedication, the second group (the meloxicam group) received 7...
December 8, 2016: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933294/branched-chain-amino-acid-levels-are-related-with-surrogates-of-disturbed-lipid-metabolism-among-older-men
#4
Urho M Kujala, Markku Peltonen, Merja K Laine, Jaakko Kaprio, Olli J Heinonen, Jouko Sundvall, Johan G Eriksson, Antti Jula, Seppo Sarna, Heikki Kainulainen
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Existing studies suggest that decreased branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) catabolism and thus elevated levels in blood are associated with metabolic disturbances. Based on such information, we have developed a hypothesis how BCAA degradation mechanistically connects to tricarboxylic acid cycle, intramyocellular lipid storage, and oxidation, thus allowing more efficient mitochondrial energy production from lipids as well as providing better metabolic health. We analyzed whether data from aged Finnish men are in line with our mechanistic hypothesis linking BCAA catabolism and metabolic disturbances...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932766/-microsurgical-techniques-for-dorsal-wall-aneurysms-%C3%A2-in-the-internal-carotid-artery
#5
Fenghua Chen, Kun Hu, Junyu Wang, Jun Huang
To seek a reasonable microsurgical technique for dorsal wall aneurysms in the internal carotid artery (ICA), and to evaluate its efficacy.
 Methods: A total of 21 patients with dorsal wall aneurysms in the ICA who received microsurgical techniques were retrospectively analyzed. The directive surgical clapping was applied for saccular aneurysm, while the techniques of stitching and wrapping, simple wrapping, and trapping with extracranial-intracranial bypass were used for cystic and blood blister false aneurysms...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932717/-would-you-eat-an-alien
#6
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A novel way of exploring comparative cognition, animal welfare ethics and human-animal relations formed the basis of this year's Wooldridge Memorial Lecture, held during the BVA Congress at the London Vet Show last month. Christine Nicol, of the University of Bristol, shared her experiences of making the BBC Radio 4 series 'Would you eat an alien?' and gave an insight into the ethical dilemmas that formed the basis of the programme. Laura Honey reports.
December 10, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931989/knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors-of-the-italian-population-towards-neisseria-meningitidis-streptococcus%C3%A2-pneumoniae-and-hpv-diseases-and-vaccinations-a%C3%A2-cross-sectional-multicentre-study
#7
C de Waure, G Quaranta, C Ianuale, D Panatto, D Amicizia, L Apprato, P Campanella, M Colotto, C De Meo, F Di Nardo, E M Frisicale, D I La Milia, E Rizzitelli, S Aquilani, M P Briata, V Frumento, L Marensi, A Spadea, V Turello, R Gasparini, W Ricciardi
OBJECTIVES: This study addressed knowledge of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis and human papillomavirus (HPV), and attitudes and behaviours towards vaccines against them. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional, multicentre study. METHODS: Data were collected through a questionnaire administered to 530 adults who accessed four Departments of Prevention of the Italian National Health Service in 2013. RESULTS: Less than 50% of people gave the right answer to all the questions concerning the three diseases, but 96...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931928/the-norberg-angle-is-not-an-accurate-predictor-of-canine-hip-conformation-based-on-the-distraction-index-and-the-dorsolateral-subluxation-score
#8
Ana R Gaspar, Galina Hayes, Catarina Ginja, Mário M Ginja, Rory J Todhunter
Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is a common complex trait characterized by abnormal hip joint development. Hip joint laxity, an early characteristic of CHD, results in degeneration of the joint due to mechanical trauma, which is a clinical problem mostly in medium to large breed dogs. Clinical signs include pain, decreased activity and lameness. A retrospective, multi-center, cross sectional study of 437 dogs was performed to determine if a Norberg angle (NA) ≥105° accurately predicts a non-dysplastic hip based on a distraction index (DI) cut-off of ≤0...
December 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931812/evaluation-of-the-rbc-pig-a-and-pigret-assays-using-single-doses-of-hydroxyurea-and-melphalan-in-rats
#9
Hideki Adachi, Yasuaki Uematsu, Toru Yamada
To evaluate the suitability of the rat Pig-a assay on reticulocytes (PIGRET assay) as a short-term test, red blood cell (RBC) Pig-a and PIGRET assays after single doses with hydroxyurea (HU) and melphalan (L-PAM) were conducted and the results of both assays were compared. HU was administered once orally to male SD rats at 250, 500 and 1000mg/kg, and both assays were conducted using peripheral blood withdrawn from the jugular vein at 1, 2 and 4 weeks after dosing. L-PAM was administered at 1.25, 2.5 and 5mg/kg in the same manner...
November 15, 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931515/autologous-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-vulgaris-and-psoriatic-arthritis-a-case-report
#10
Miguel M De Jesus, Jayson S Santiago, Camille V Trinidad, Melvin E See, Kimberly R Semon, Manuel O Fernandez, Francisco S Chung
Psoriasis is a dermatologic disease of immune origins with no definitive cure. We report the Makati Medical Center experience of utilizing autologous mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) for one patient with psoriasis vulgaris (PV) and another with psoriatic arthritis (PA). Patients were educated and gave informed consent, according to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. The protocol was approved by the Cellular Transplantation Ethics Committee of the Makati Medical Center. Autologous MSCs were cultured from lipoaspirate and expanded in a clean room class 100 facility (Cellular Therapeutics Center, Makati Medical Center)...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931277/american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-immunology-membership-experience-with-allergen-immunotherapy-safety-in-patients-with-specific-medical-conditions
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Dsire E S Larenas-Linnemann, David W Hauswirth, Christopher W Calabria, Lawrence D Sher, Matthew A Rank
BACKGROUND: Little data in the literature exist concerning patients with certain underlying medical conditions who receive allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). OBJECTIVE: To survey allergists' experience with SCIT in patients with medical conditions considered to impose an elevated risk for untoward outcomes. METHODS: A Web-based survey was conducted among members of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma Immunology to query about their experience with SCIT in patients with certain medical conditions...
September 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931199/infant-formula-feeding-practices-in-a-prospective-population-based-study
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Hazel Ann Smith, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Louise C Kenny, Mairead Kiely, Patricia Leahy-Warren, Deirdre M Murray
BACKGROUND: It is recommended that formula-fed infants are given standard whey-based infant formula throughout the first year of life, unless otherwise advised by healthcare professionals. To our knowledge it has not yet been explored if parents are using a whey-based infant formula throughout the first 12 months of life. Reasons for parental choice of formula are also unknown. Therefore, the objective of this paper was to describe parental administration of whey-based and non whey-based infant formula in the first year of life...
December 8, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930613/project-shikamana-baseline-findings-from-a-community-empowerment-based-combination-hiv-prevention-trial-among-female-sex-workers-in-iringa-tanzania
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Deanna Kerrigan, Jessie Mbwambo, Samuel Likindikoki, Sarah Beckham, Ard Mwampashi, Catherine Shembilu, Andrea Mantsios, Anna Leddy, Wendy Davis, Noya Galai
BACKGROUND: Community empowerment approaches have been found to be effective in responding to HIV among female sex workers (FSWs) in South Asia and Latin America. To date, limited rigorous evaluations of these approaches have been conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: A phase II community randomized controlled trial is being conducted in Iringa, Tanzania, to evaluate the effectiveness of a community empowerment-based combination HIV prevention model (Project Shikamana) among a stratified sample of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected FSWs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930594/revision-surgery-after-pregnancy-in-a-patient-with-congenital-kyphoscoliosis-a-case-report
#14
Zhikun Li, Fei Wang, Wei Xu, Yifan Li, Xiaodong Zhu
RATIONALE: Rod breakage during pregnancy and delivery has never been described in a patient who has undergone surgery for congenital scoliosis (CS). Here, we present an unusual but significant case of revision surgery. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 29-year-old woman presented with low back pain during pregnancy after posterior osteotomy, correction and fusion at T9 to L5 for CS. Radiographs during follow-up, 4 months after the patient gave birth, demonstrated rod breakage...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930429/subjective-memory-immediately-following-electroconvulsive-therapy
#15
Ole Brus, Pia Nordanskog, Ullvi Båve, Yang Cao, Åsa Hammar, Mikael Landén, Johan Lundberg, Axel Nordenskjöld
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the present study were to describe the short-term rate of subjective memory worsening (SMW) and identify factors of importance for SMW in a large clinical sample treated for depression with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). METHODS: This register-based study included 1212 patients from the Swedish National Quality Register for ECT. Subjective memory worsening was defined as a 2-point worsening on the memory item of the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale from before to within 1 week after treatment...
December 7, 2016: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930317/impact-of-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-on-land-use-and-transboundary-freshwater-resources
#16
Marc François Müller, Jim Yoon, Steven M Gorelick, Nicolas Avisse, Amaury Tilmant
Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of refugees have migrated southward to Jordan to escape the Syrian civil war that began in mid-2011. Evaluating impacts of conflict and migration on land use and transboundary water resources in an active war zone remains a challenge. However, spatial and statistical analyses of satellite imagery for the recent period of Syrian refugee mass migration provide evidence of rapid changes in land use, water use, and water management in the Yarmouk-Jordan river watershed shared by Syria, Jordan, and Israel...
December 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929489/clinically-relevant-investigation-of-flattening-filter-free-skin-dose
#17
Christopher L Guy, Kishor Karki, Manju Sharma, Siyong Kim
As flattening filter-free (FFF) photon beams become readily available for treat-ment delivery in techniques such as SBRT, thorough investigation of skin dose from FFF photon beams is necessary under clinically relevant conditions. Using a parallel-plate PTW Markus chamber placed in a custom water-equivalent phantom, surface-dose measurements were taken at 2 × 2, 3 × 3, 4 × 4, 6 × 6, 8 × 8, 10 × 10, 20 × 20, and 30 × 30 cm2 field sizes, at 80, 90, and 100 cm source-to-surface distances (SSDs), and with fields defined by jaws and multileaf collimator (MLC) using multiple beam energies (6X, 6XFFF, 10X, and 10XFFF)...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929151/principal-molecular-axis-and-transition-dipole-moment-orientations-in-liquid-crystal-systems-an-assessment-based-on-studies-of-guest-anthraquinone-dyes-in-a-nematic-host
#18
Mark T Sims, Laurence C Abbott, Stephen J Cowling, John W Goodby, John N Moore
An assessment of five different definitions of the principal molecular axis along which molecules align in a nematic liquid crystal system has been made by analysing fully atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of a set of anthraquinone dyes in the cyanobiphenyl-based nematic host mixture E7. Principal molecular axes of the dyes defined by minimum moment of inertia, minimum circumference, minimum area, maximum aspect ratio, and surface tensor models were tested, and the surface tensor model was found to give the best description...
December 8, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928864/vaginal-misoprostol-and-cervical-ripening-balloon-for-induction-of-labor-in-late-term-pregnancies
#19
Jorge Duro Gómez, María Fernanda Garrido Oyarzún, Ana Belén Rodríguez Marín, Antonio Jesús de la Torre González, José Eduardo Arjona Berral, Camil Castelo-Branco
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare vaginal misoprostol with the Cook cervical ripening balloon (CCRB) for induction of labor in late-term nulliparous women. METHODS: This open, quasi-experimental, prospective study included 109 nulliparous women with late-term pregnancies and Bishop scores < 7. Fifty-five women were allocated to receive vaginal misoprostol 25 mcg and 54 received the CCRB to induce labor. The primary outcome was the time until delivery...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928746/affective-norms-for-720-french-words-rated-by-children-and-adolescents-fanchild
#20
Catherine Monnier, Arielle Syssau
FANchild (French Affective Norms for Children) provides norms of valence and arousal for a large corpus of French words (N = 720) rated by 908 French children and adolescents (ages 7, 9, 11, and 13). The ratings were made using the Self-Assessment Manikin (Lang, 1980). Because it combines evaluations of arousal and valence and includes ratings provided by 7-, 9-, 11-, and 13-year-olds, this database complements and extends existing French-language databases. Good response reliability was observed in each of the four age groups...
December 7, 2016: Behavior Research Methods
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