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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139251/-clinical-application-features-of-fufang-kushen-injection-in-treating-malignant-esophageal-tumor%C3%AF-real-world-study-based-on-hospital-information-system
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Ya-Xin Liu, Zhi-Fei Wang, Yan-Ming Xie, Yin Zhang, Cen Chen, Yan Zhuang
To analyze the clinical application features of Fufang Kushen injection in treating malignant esophageal tumors in the real world by using hospital information system database, and provide reference for clinical application of Fufang Kushen injection. The electronic medical data from 2 550 patients with malignant esophageal tumors using Fufang Kushen injection from 22 large-scale hospitals nationwide were extracted based on the hospital information system (HIS) established by Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138214/sport-science-internships-for-learning-a-critical-view
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EDITORIAL
James J Malone
Sport science has gained vast popularity with students who have an interest in both physiology and the underpinning mechanisms of exercise concerning performance and health. The high numbers of graduates each year, coupled with the low number of graduate positions working in sports, has led to a high level of competition between students. To stand out from the crowd, sport science students may undertake an internship placement as part of their course, designed to enhance theoretical, practical, and soft skills in an applied setting...
December 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136756/-the-advance-of-detection-technology-of-hiv-self-testing
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L Yan, P P Xiao, H J Yan, X P Huan, G F Fu, J J Li, H T Yang
At present, China's AIDS testing increased rapidly, but there are still many people living with HIV do not recognize their status, thus postponing the antiviral treatment time. HIV self-testing (HST) is an effective method to expand the testing, not only simple operation, easy to get a result, effectively protect the detection privacy, expand the selection of testers, suit to the entire population, but also the premise and basis of other AIDS comprehensive prevention measures, all over the world are promoting it...
November 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136104/focal-suppression-of-distractor-sounds-by-selective-attention-in-auditory-cortex
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Zachary P Schwartz, Stephen V David
Auditory selective attention is required for parsing crowded acoustic environments, but cortical systems mediating the influence of behavioral state on auditory perception are not well characterized. Previous neurophysiological studies suggest that attention produces a general enhancement of neural responses to important target sounds versus irrelevant distractors. However, behavioral studies suggest that in the presence of masking noise, attention provides a focal suppression of distractors that compete with targets...
November 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136014/treatment-guidelines-and-early-loss-from-care-for-people-living-with-hiv-in-cape-town-south-africa-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ingrid T Katz, Richard Kaplan, Garrett Fitzmaurice, Dominick Leone, David R Bangsberg, Linda-Gail Bekker, Catherine Orrell
BACKGROUND: South Africa has undergone multiple expansions in antiretroviral therapy (ART) eligibility from an initial CD4+ threshold of ≤200 cells/μl to providing ART for all people living with HIV (PLWH) as of September 2016. We evaluated the association of programmatic changes in ART eligibility with loss from care, both prior to ART initiation and within the first 16 weeks of starting treatment, during a period of programmatic expansion to ART treatment at CD4+ ≤ 350 cells/μl...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135799/peripapillary-pachychoroid-syndrome
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Nopasak Phasukkijwatana, K Bailey Freund, Rosa Dolz-Marco, Mayss Al-Sheikh, Pearse A Keane, Catherine A Egan, Sandeep Randhawa, Jay M Stewart, Qingyun Liu, Alex P Hunyor, Allan Kreiger, Aaron Nagiel, Robert Lalane, Mansour Rahimi, Won Ki Lee, Lee Merrill Jampol, David Sarraf
PURPOSE: To describe the features of peripapillary pachychoroid syndrome (PPS), a novel pachychoroid disease spectrum (PDS) entity. METHODS: Medical records of 31 eyes (16 patients) with choroidal thickening associated with intraretinal and/or subretinal fluid in the nasal macula extending from the disk were reviewed (patients with PPS). Choroidal thickness was compared with 2 age-matched cohorts: typical PDS (17 eyes with central serous chorioretinopathy or pachychoroid neovasculopathy) and 19 normal eyes...
November 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135251/micellar-thrombin-binding-aptamers-reversible-nanoscale-anticoagulants
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Alexander Roloff, Andrea S Carlini, Cassandra E Callmann, Nathan C Gianneschi
Aptamers are nucleic acid-based ligands that exhibit promising features including specific and reversible target binding and inhibition. Aptamers can function as anticoagulants if they are directed against enzymes of the coagulation cascade. However, they typically suffer from nucleolytic digestion and fast clearance from the bloodstream. We present thrombin-binding aptamer amphiphiles that self-assemble into nanoscale polymeric micelles with a densely functionalized aptamer-displaying corona. We show that these micellar aptamers retain their native secondary structure in a crowded environment and are stabilized against degradation by nucleases in human serum...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131844/excessive-aggregation-of-membrane-proteins-in-the-martini-model
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Matti Javanainen, Hector Martinez-Seara, Ilpo Vattulainen
The coarse-grained Martini model is employed extensively to study membrane protein oligomerization. While this approach is exceptionally promising given its computational efficiency, it is alarming that a significant fraction of these studies demonstrate unrealistic protein clusters, whose formation is essentially an irreversible process. This suggests that the protein-protein interactions are exaggerated in the Martini model. If this held true, then it would limit the applicability of Martini to study multi-protein complexes, as the rapidly clustering proteins would not be able to properly sample the correct dimerization conformations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129333/pitfalls-in-the-interpretation-of-specimens-from-patients-with-testicular-tumours-with-an-emphasis-on-variant-morphologies
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REVIEW
Thomas M Ulbright
Accurate diagnosis of primary and metastatic tumours is essential in testicular cancer. While many cases are straightforward, some pose difficulties, especially when variant morphologies occur. Seminoma with 'atypical' features, including increased nuclear pleomorphism and crowding and greater cytoplasmic density with loss of membrane definition, mimics embryonal carcinoma, although ancillary features (fibrous septa, lymphocytes) and immunohistochemistry are of great help. Other deceptive seminoma features include prominent to exclusive intertubular growth, microcystic/tubular patterns, and signet-ring tumour cells...
November 9, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128802/chronic-social-isolation-in-adaptation-of-hpa-axis-to-heterotypic-stress
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Anna Gądek-Michalska, Andrzej Bugajski, Joanna Tadeusz, Paulina Rachwalska, Jan Bugajski
BACKGROUND: Social crowding and isolation are recognized as major stressors and risk factors for development of psychiatric disorders. Chronic isolation stress (IS) and crowding stress (CS) activate neuroendocrine and neurochemical mechanisms, that activate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Changes of the plasma level of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), ACTH and corticosterone (CORT) after chronic psychosocial IS and CS were investigated. METHODS: Control rats were kept 5 per cage and not stressed...
November 9, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128594/soft-interactions-with-model-crowders-and-non-canonical-interactions-with-cellular-proteins-stabilize-rna-folding
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May Daher, Julia R Widom, Wendy Tay, Nils G Walter
Living cells contain diverse biopolymers, creating a heterogeneous crowding environment, the impact of which on RNA folding is poorly understood. Here, we have used single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer to monitor tertiary structure formation of the hairpin ribozyme as a model to probe the effects of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and yeast cell extract as crowding agents. As expected, PEG stabilizes the docked, catalytically active state of the ribozyme, in part through excluded volume effects; unexpectedly, we found evidence that it additionally displays soft, non-specific interactions with the ribozyme...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125939/regulation-of-microbial-growth-by-turgor-pressure
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REVIEW
Enrique R Rojas, Kerwyn Casey Huang
Rapid changes in environmental osmolarity are a natural aspect of microbial lifestyles. The change in turgor pressure resulting from an osmotic shock alters the mechanical forces within the cell envelope, and can impact cell growth across a range of timescales, through a variety of mechanical mechanisms. Here, we first summarize measurements of turgor pressure in various organisms. We then review how the combination of microfluidic flow cells and quantitative image analysis has driven discovery of the diverse ways in which turgor pressure mechanically regulates bacterial growth, independent of the effect of cytoplasmic crowding...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123156/universal-glass-forming-behavior-of-in-vitro-and-living-cytoplasm
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Kenji Nishizawa, Kei Fujiwara, Masahiro Ikenaga, Nobushige Nakajo, Miho Yanagisawa, Daisuke Mizuno
Physiological processes in cells are performed efficiently without getting jammed although cytoplasm is highly crowded with various macromolecules. Elucidating the physical machinery is challenging because the interior of a cell is so complex and driven far from equilibrium by metabolic activities. Here, we studied the mechanics of in vitro and living cytoplasm using the particle-tracking and manipulation technique. The molecular crowding effect on cytoplasmic mechanics was selectively studied by preparing simple in vitro models of cytoplasm from which both the metabolism and cytoskeletons were removed...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122570/relationships-between-facial-divergence-and-dmd-parameters
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Abdelali Halimi, Hicham Benyahia, Mohamed-Faouzi Azeroual, Loubna Bahije, Fatima Zaoui
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between facial divergence and the parameters of dentomaxillary discrepancy (DMD), in particular crowding, the curve of Spee and the position of the incisors in the sagittal dimension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 90 young adult patients was selected from among the Moroccan orthodontic population attending the dentofacial orthopedic department and satisfying the following inclusion criteria: complete permanent dentition and a skeletal class I pattern with no previous orthodontic treatment, no crossbite, no periodontal disease, no mandibular asymmetry and no condylodiscal disunion...
November 6, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120977/use-of-a-scan-ultrasound-and-optical-coherence-tomography-to-differentiate-papilledema-from-pseudopapilledema
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Roberto Saenz, Han Cheng, Thomas C Prager, Laura J Frishman, Rosa A Tang
SIGNIFICANCE: Differentiating papilledema from pseudopapilledema reflecting tilted/crowded optic discs or disc drusen is critical but can be challenging. Our study suggests that spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness and retrobulbar optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measured by A-scan ultrasound provide useful information when differentiating the two conditions. PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of A-scan ultrasound and spectral-domain OCT retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) in differentiating papilledema associated with idiopathic intracranial hypertension from pseudopapilledema...
November 9, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119945/mechanical-force-induces-mitochondrial-fission
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Sebastian Carsten Johannes Helle, Qian Feng, Mathias J Aebersold, Luca Hirt, Raphael R Grüter, Afshin Vahid, Andrea Sirianni, Serge Mostowy, Jess G Snedeker, Anđela Šarić, Timon Idema, Tomaso Zambelli, Benoît Kornmann
Eukaryotic cells are densely packed with macromolecular complexes and intertwining organelles, continually transported and reshaped. Intriguingly, organelles avoid clashing and entangling with each other in such limited space. Mitochondria form extensive networks constantly remodeled by fission and fusion. Here, we show that mitochondrial fission is triggered by mechanical forces. Mechano-stimulation of mitochondria - via encounter with motile intracellular pathogens, via external pressure applied by an atomic force microscope, or via cell migration across uneven microsurfaces - results in the recruitment of the mitochondrial fission machinery, and subsequent division...
November 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119739/fertility-outcomes-in-infertile-women-with-complex-hyperplasia-or-complex-atypical-hyperplasia-who-received-progestin-therapy-and-in-vitro-fertilization
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Miao Li, Jia-Lun Song, Ying Zhao, She-Ling Wu, Hong-Bin Liu, Rong Tang, Lei Yan
This study aimed to evaluate fertility and oncologic outcomes in women with complex hyperplasia (CH) or complex atypical hyperplasia (CAH) who received fertility-sparing therapy and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Endometrial carcinoma is the most common carcinoma of the female genital tract, and is associated with endometrial hyperplasia (EH) resulting from long-term unopposed estrogenic stimulation of the endometrium. EH is characterized by non-physiological proliferation of endometrium that results in glands with irregular shapes and varying sizes...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119092/effect-of-malocclusion-on-the-self-esteem-of-adolescents
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Salwa Mahmoud Taibah, Fadia Mohammed Al-Hummayani
INTRODUCTION: Esthetics plays an essential role in orthodontic treatment. The psychological effects of malocclusion are an inspiration to improve one's esthetics and seek treatment. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess relationships between self-esteem and malocclusion severity and type in adolescents using a self-esteem measurement scale and the index of treatment need (IOTN) and to investigate the influence of age, sex, and school type in these relationships...
October 2017: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118893/content-analysis-by-the-crowd-assessing-the-usability-of-crowdsourcing-for-coding-latent-constructs
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Fabienne Lind, Maria Gruber, Hajo G Boomgaarden
Crowdsourcing platforms are commonly used for research in the humanities, social sciences and informatics, including the use of crowdworkers to annotate textual material or visuals. Utilizing two empirical studies, this article systematically assesses the potential of crowdcoding for less manifest contents of news texts, here focusing on political actor evaluations. Specifically, Study 1 compares the reliability and validity of crowdcoded data to that of manual content analyses; Study 2 proceeds to investigate the effects of material presentation, different types of coding instructions and answer option formats on data quality...
July 3, 2017: Communication Methods and Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118340/the-liquid-glass-jamming-transition-in-disordered-ionic-nanoemulsions
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Marco Braibanti, Ha Seong Kim, Nesrin Şenbil, Matthew J Pagenkopp, Thomas G Mason, Frank Scheffold
In quenched disordered out-of-equilibrium many-body colloidal systems, there are important distinctions between the glass transition, which is related to the onset of nonergodicity and loss of low-frequency relaxations caused by crowding, and the jamming transition, which is related to the dramatic increase in elasticity of the system caused by the deformation of constituent objects. For softer repulsive interaction potentials, these two transitions become increasingly smeared together, so measuring a clear distinction between where the glass ends and where jamming begins becomes very difficult or even impossible...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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