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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430041/integrative-modeling-of-pfc
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William H Alexander, Eliana Vassena, James Deraeve, Zachary D Langford
pFC is generally regarded as a region critical for abstract reasoning and high-level cognitive behaviors. As such, it has become the focus of intense research involving a wide variety of subdisciplines of neuroscience and employing a diverse range of methods. However, even as the amount of data on pFC has increased exponentially, it appears that progress toward understanding the general function of the region across a broad array of contexts has not kept pace. Effects observed in pFC are legion, and their interpretations are generally informed by a particular perspective or methodology with little regard with how those effects may apply more broadly...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427525/precision-medicine-for-early-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-opening-up-new-horizons
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REVIEW
Jacques Bernier
So far most efforts put forth to test the value of predictive and prognostic tools in the field of breast radiotherapy remained globally disappointing, or at least below the convincing levels reached for systemic therapy. Nevertheless the addition of predictive tools to the clinical armament tends to prevail over the use of the sole prognostic factors, also in radiotherapy. A number of predictive assays, clinically validated or not, have recently elicited significant associations between molecular profiles and tumor biological aggressiveness and/or radiosensitivity levels...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427389/defining-micro-epidemiology-for-malaria-elimination-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell, Kristien Verdonck, Susanna Hausmann-Muela, Charlotte Gryseels, Joan Muela Ribera, Koen Peeters Grietens
BACKGROUND: Malaria risk can vary markedly between households in the same village, or between villages, but the determinants of this "micro-epidemiological" variation in malaria risk remain poorly understood. This study aimed to identify factors that explain fine-scale variation in malaria risk across settings and improve definitions and methods for malaria micro-epidemiology. METHODS: A systematic review of studies that examined risk factors for variation in malaria infection between individuals, households, clusters, hotspots, or villages in any malaria-endemic setting was conducted...
April 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427119/-genetic-analysis-of-posterior-cranial-fossa-morphology-in-families-of-chiari-malformation-type-%C3%A2
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X X Yuan, Y Li, S F Sha, W X Sun, Y Qiu, Z Liu, W G Zhu, Z Z Zhu
Objective: To explore genetic characteristic of posterior cranial fossa morphology in families of Chiari malformation type Ⅰ (CMI). Methods: From April 2010 to May 2016, a total of 47 cases of CMI families (CMI group) and their 94 parents (CMI-P group)collected were retrospectively reviewed in Department of Spinal Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University.Another cohort of 50 asymptomatic adults was enrolled to serve as the control group.Patients with skull fracture or other diseases which can lead to secondary CMI were excluded...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426589/open-access-crowd-sourced-repository-of-anesthesia-information-wiki-anesthesia-as-antidote-to-inaccurate-internet-based-resources
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André A J Van Zundert, Stephen P Gatt, Ravi P Mahajan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425679/soft-interactions-and-volume-exclusion-by-polymeric-crowders-can-stabilize-or-destabilize-transient-structure-in-disordered-proteins-depending-on-polymer-concentration
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Farai I Rusinga, David D Weis
The effects of macromolecular crowding on the transient structure of intrinsically disordered proteins is not well-understood. Crowding by biological molecules inside cells could modulate transient structure and alter IDP function. Volume exclusion theory and observations of structured proteins suggest that IDP transient structure would be stabilized by macromolecular crowding. Amide hydrogen exchange (HX) of IDPs in highly concentrated polymer solutions would provide valuable insights into IDP transient structure under crowded conditions...
April 20, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421200/detection-of-urine-metabolites-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-before-and-after-exercise
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Changzhuan Shao, Yiming Ren, Zinan Wang, Chenzhe Kang, Hongke Jiang, Aiping Chi
Purpose. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the metabolic mechanisms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) via an analysis of urine metabolites prior to and following exercise in a rat model. Methods. A rat model of CFS was established using restraint-stress, forced exercise, and crowded and noisy environments over a period of 4 weeks. Behavioral experiments were conducted in order to evaluate the model. Urine metabolites were analyzed via gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) in combination with multivariate statistical analysis before and after exercise...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419762/hobnail-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-with-an-unusual-presentation
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Mohammed T Lilo, Justin A Bishop, Syed Z Ali
Variants of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) account for up to 25% of the cases, some of which are proven to be associated with aggressive clinical behavior such as tall cell and columnar cell variants. Hobnail variant of PTC (HVPTC) is recently described as a rare and aggressive variant of PTC. Herein, we are reporting a case of HVPTC in a patient who presented with hemoptysis and an intratracheal blood clot that was aspirated and submitted for cytopathological examination. Cytomorphology displayed neoplastic cells with profound micropapillary architecture, elongated nuclei, and prominent hobnail configuration...
April 16, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419376/latent-tb-infection-and-pulmonary-tb-disease-among-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-bandung-indonesia
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Raspati C Koesoemadinata, Susan M McAllister, Nanny N M Soetedjo, Dwi Febni Ratnaningsih, Rovina Ruslami, Sarah Kerry, Ayesha J Verrall, Lika Apriani, Reinout van Crevel, Bachti Alisjahbana, Philip C Hill
Background: Screening and treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease could reduce diabetes mellitus (DM)-associated TB. We aimed to describe the prevalence of LTBI and pulmonary TB among patients with DM in a TB-endemic setting. Methods: Patients with DM attending a hospital and community centres in Bandung, Indonesia, underwent LTBI screening using interferon gamma release assay (IGRA). TB was investigated by sputum smear, culture and x-ray. TB contacts from a parallel study were age- and sex-matched to patients with DM to compare LTBI and TB disease prevalence...
April 13, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419146/household-crowding-as-a-potential-mediator-of-socioeconomic-determinants-of-tuberculosis-incidence-in-brazil
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Daniele Maria Pelissari, Fredi Alexander Diaz-Quijano
Although many studies have identified social conditions associated with tuberculosis, contextual and individual factors have rarely been analysed simultaneously. Consequently, we aimed to identify contextual and individual factors associated with tuberculosis incidence in general population in Brazil in 2010. We also assessed whether household crowding mediates the association between socioeconomic determinants and tuberculosis incidence. Individual data of tuberculosis cases were obtained from 5,565 municipalities in Brazil in 2010 (last year of national census), and merged with contextual variables...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419106/quality-improvement-intervention-to-increase-adherence-to-art-prescription-policy-at-hiv-treatment-clinics-in-lusaka-zambia-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Elizabeth A McCarthy, Hamsa L Subramaniam, Margaret L Prust, Marta R Prescott, Felton Mpasela, Albert Mwango, Leah Namonje, Crispin Moyo, Benjamin Chibuye, Jan Willem van den Broek, Lindsey Hehman, Sarah Moberley
INTRODUCTION: In urban areas, crowded HIV treatment facilities with long patient wait times can deter patients from attending their clinical appointments and picking up their medications, ultimately disrupting patient care and compromising patient retention and adherence. METHODS: Formative research at eight facilities in Lusaka revealed that only 46% of stable HIV treatment patients were receiving a three-month refill supply of antiretroviral drugs, despite it being national policy for stable adult patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418780/unique-phylogenetic-position-of-the-african-truffle-like-fungus-octaviania-ivoryana-boletaceae-boletales-and-the-proposal-of-a-new-genus-afrocastellanoa
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Takamichi Orihara, Matthew E Smith
The sequestrate (truffle-like) basidiomycete Octaviania ivoryana was originally described based on collections from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Guinea, and Senegal. This species has basidiomes that stain blue-green and basidiospores with crowded spines that are characteristic of the genus Octaviania. However, O. ivoryana is the only Octaviania species described from sub-Saharan Africa, and the phylogenetic relationship of the species to other species of Octaviania sensu stricto has not been previously investigated. We examined the phylogenetic position of the isotype and paratype specimens of O...
March 7, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415337/mean-squared-displacement-statistical-test-for-fractional-brownian-motion
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Grzegorz Sikora, Krzysztof Burnecki, Agnieszka Wyłomańska
Anomalous diffusion in crowded fluids, e.g., in cytoplasm of living cells, is a frequent phenomenon. A common tool by which the anomalous diffusion of a single particle can be classified is the time-averaged mean square displacement (TAMSD). A classical mechanism leading to the anomalous diffusion is the fractional Brownian motion (FBM). A validation of such process for single-particle tracking data is of great interest for experimentalists. In this paper we propose a rigorous statistical test for FBM based on TAMSD...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415258/fluctuations-around-mean-walking-behaviors-in-diluted-pedestrian-flows
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Alessandro Corbetta, Chung-Min Lee, Roberto Benzi, Adrian Muntean, Federico Toschi
Understanding and modeling the dynamics of pedestrian crowds can help with designing and increasing the safety of civil facilities. A key feature of a crowd is its intrinsic stochasticity, appearing even under very diluted conditions, due to the variability in individual behaviors. Individual stochasticity becomes even more important under densely crowded conditions, since it can be nonlinearly magnified and may lead to potentially dangerous collective behaviors. To understand quantitatively crowd stochasticity, we study the real-life dynamics of a large ensemble of pedestrians walking undisturbed, and we perform a statistical analysis of the fully resolved pedestrian trajectories obtained by a yearlong high-resolution measurement campaign...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415219/role-separating-ordering-in-social-dilemmas-controlled-by-topological-frustration
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Marco A Amaral, Matjaž Perc, Lucas Wardil, Attila Szolnoki, Elton J da Silva Júnior, Jafferson K L da Silva
''Three is a crowd" is an old proverb that applies as much to social interactions as it does to frustrated configurations in statistical physics models. Accordingly, social relations within a triangle deserve special attention. With this motivation, we explore the impact of topological frustration on the evolutionary dynamics of the snowdrift game on a triangular lattice. This topology provides an irreconcilable frustration, which prevents anticoordination of competing strategies that would be needed for an optimal outcome of the game...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414671/three-s-a-crowd-an-extremely-rare-case-of-cor-triatriatum-dexter
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A Elagizi, R Marvin, G O'Bryan, V Vyas, L Arcement
INTRODUCTION: Cor triatriatum is a congenital cardiac anomaly in which the left (sinister) or right (dexter) atrium is divided into two compartments by residual embryonic tissue, resulting in a tri-atrial heart. As cor triatriatum dextrum can present clinically in various ways and have multiple associated cardiac anomalies, this report attempts to contribute to what is known about this exceedingly rare disorder. CASE: A 40 year old Hispanic man with a medical history of gastritis presented with complaints of palpitations, dizziness and bilateral lower extremity edema...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414490/interference-and-memory-capacity-limitations
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Ansgar D Endress, Szilárd Szabó
Working memory (WM) is thought to have a fixed and limited capacity. However, the origins of these capacity limitations are debated, and generally attributed to active, attentional processes. Here, we show that the existence of interference among items in memory mathematically guarantees fixed and limited capacity limits under very general conditions, irrespective of any processing assumptions. Assuming that interference (a) increases with the number of interfering items and (b) brings memory performance to chance levels for large numbers of interfering items, capacity limits are a simple function of the relative influence of memorization and interference...
April 17, 2017: Psychological Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411744/effects-of-transit-bus-interior-configuration-on-performance-of-wheeled-mobility-users-during-simulated-boarding-and-disembarking
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Clive D'Souza, Victor Paquet, James A Lenker, Edward Steinfeld
The emergence of low-floor bus designs and related regulatory standards in the U.S. have resulted in substantial improvements in public transit accessibility. However, passengers using wheeled mobility devices still experience safety concerns and inefficiencies in boarding, disembarking, and interior circulation on low-floor buses. This study investigates effects of low-floor bus interior configuration and passenger crowding on boarding and disembarking efficiency and safety. Users of manual wheelchairs (n = 18), powered wheelchairs (n = 21) and electric scooters (n = 9) simulated boarding and disembarking in three interior layout configurations at low and high passenger crowding conditions on a full-scale laboratory mock-up of a low-floor bus...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405352/modelling-human-perception-processes-in-pedestrian-dynamics-a-hybrid-approach
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A Colombi, M Scianna
In this paper, we present a hybrid mathematical model describing crowd dynamics. More specifically, our approach is based on the well-established Helbing-like discrete model, where each pedestrian is individually represented as a dimensionless point and set to move in order to reach a target destination, with deviations deriving from both physical and social forces. In particular, physical forces account for interpersonal collisions, whereas social components include the individual desire to remain sufficiently far from other walkers (the so-called territorial effect)...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405052/estimating-the-enduring-effects-of-fertiliser-subsidies-on-commercial-fertiliser-demand-and-maize-production-panel-data-evidence-from-malawi
#20
Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, T S Jayne
Most studies of input subsidy programmes confine their analyses to measuring programme effects over a one-year period. This article estimates the potential longer-run or enduring effects of fertiliser subsidy programmes on smallholder farm households' demand for commercial fertiliser and maize production over time. We use four waves of panel data on 462 farm households in Malawi for whom fertiliser use can be tracked for eight consecutive seasons between 2003/2004 and 2010/2011. Panel estimation methods are used to control for potential endogeneity of subsidised fertiliser acquisition...
February 2017: J Agric Econ
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