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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145693/early-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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Arne Ohlsson, Sanjay M Aher
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants have low plasma levels of erythropoietin (EPO), providing a rationale for the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to prevent or treat anaemia and to provide neuro protection and protection against necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Darbepoetin (Darbe) and EPO are currently available ESAs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of ESAs (erythropoietin (EPO) and/or Darbe) initiated early (before eight days after birth) compared with placebo or no intervention in reducing red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, adverse neurological outcomes, and feeding intolerance including necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm and/or low birth weight infants...
November 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145543/association-of-ipilimumab-with-safety-and-antitumor-activity-in-women-with-metastatic-or-recurrent-human-papillomavirus-related-cervical-carcinoma
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Stephanie Lheureux, Marcus O Butler, Blaise Clarke, Mihaela C Cristea, Lainie P Martin, Katia Tonkin, Gini F Fleming, Anna V Tinker, Hal W Hirte, Daliah Tsoref, Helen Mackay, Neesha C Dhani, Prafull Ghatage, Johanne Weberpals, Stephen Welch, Nhu-An Pham, Vinicius Motta, Valentin Sotov, Lisa Wang, Katherine Karakasis, Smitha Udagani, Suzanne Kamel-Reid, Howard Z Streicher, Patricia Shaw, Amit M Oza
Importance: Based on evidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced immune evasion, immunotherapy may be an attractive strategy in cervical cancer. Ipilimumab is a fully humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4), which acts to downregulate the T-cell immune response. Objective: To assess the safety and antitumor activity of ipilimumab in recurrent cervical cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: A multicenter trial was designed for patients with metastatic cervical cancer (squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma) with measurable disease and progression after at least 1 line of platinum chemotherapy...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145538/association-between-socioeconomic-determinants-and-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-german-health-interview-and-examination-survey-for-adults-degs1-a-mediation-analysis
#3
Diego Montano
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome and different socioeconomic characteristics including education and occupational status have been found to be associated in previous research. Nonetheless, theoretical models defining core variables and causal processes accounting for these associations are lacking. OBJECTIVES: The main objectives of the present investigation are (1) to present a theoretical model integrating physiological, biochemical, and psychosocial factors determining metabolic syndrome prevalence and (2) to corroborate the hypothesis that socioeconomic determinants are (partially) mediated by health-related behaviors, health risks, and dietary habits...
July 2017: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145522/incidence-and-relative-risk-of-stroke-in-the-diabetic-and-the-non-diabetic-population-between-1998-and-2014-a-community-based-stroke-register
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Andrea Icks, Heiner Claessen, Tatjana Kvitkina, Maria Narres, Michael Weingärtner, Stefan Schwab, Peter L Kolominsky-Rabas
One major objective of the St. Vincent Declaration was to reduce excess risk of stroke in people with diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study is to estimate the trend of incidence and relative risk of stroke in the diabetic and the non-diabetic populations in Germany over a 17-year period. We estimated age-sex standardised incidence rates of all stroke and ischaemic stroke in people with and without diabetes based on an ongoing prospective community-based stroke register covering 105,000 inhabitants. Time trends were analysed using Poisson regression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145504/quantifying-performance-on-an-outdoor-agility-drill-using-foot-mounted-inertial-measurement-units
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Antonia M Zaferiou, Lauro Ojeda, Stephen M Cain, Rachel V Vitali, Steven P Davidson, Leia Stirling, Noel C Perkins
Running agility is required for many sports and other physical tasks that demand rapid changes in body direction. Quantifying agility skill remains a challenge because measuring rapid changes of direction and quantifying agility skill from those measurements are difficult to do in ways that replicate real task/game play situations. The objectives of this study were to define and to measure agility performance for a (five-cone) agility drill used within a military obstacle course using data harvested from two foot-mounted inertial measurement units (IMUs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145461/climate-change-mitigation-opportunities-based-on-carbon-footprint-estimates-of-dietary-patterns-in-peru
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Ian Vázquez-Rowe, Gustavo Larrea-Gallegos, Pedro Villanueva-Rey, Alessandro Gilardino
Food consumption accounts for an important proportion of the world GHG emissions per capita. Previous studies have delved into the nature of dietary patterns, showing that GHG reductions can be achieved in diets if certain foods are consumed rather than other, more GHG intensive products. For instance, vegetarian and low-meat diets have proved to be less carbon intensive than diets that are based on ruminant meat. These environmental patterns, increasingly analyzed in developed nations, are yet to be assessed in countries liked Peru where food purchase represents a relatively high percentage of the average household expenditure, ranging from 38% to 51% of the same...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145447/from-bead-to-rod-comparison-of-theories-by-measuring-translational-drag-coefficients-of-micron-sized-magnetic-bead-chains-in-stokes-flow
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Kaiyuan Yang, Chen Lu, Xiaodan Zhao, Ryo Kawamura
Frictional drag force on an object in Stokes flow follows a linear relationship with the velocity of translation and a translational drag coefficient. This drag coefficient is related to the size, shape, and orientation of the object. For rod-like objects, analytical solutions of the drag coefficients have been proposed based on three rough approximations of the rod geometry, namely the bead model, ellipsoid model, and cylinder model. These theories all agree that translational drag coefficients of rod-like objects are functions of the rod length and aspect ratio, but differ among one another on the correction factor terms in the equations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145420/effects-of-increased-levels-of-atmospheric-co2-and-high-temperatures-on-rice-growth-and-quality
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Shuo Liu, Muhammad Ahmed Waqas, Song-He Wang, Xiang-Yang Xiong, Yun-Fan Wan
The increased atmospheric temperatures resulting from the increased concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) have had a profound influence on global rice production. China serves as an important area for producing and consuming rice. Therefore, exploring the effects of the simultaneously rising levels of atmospheric CO2 and temperatures on rice growth and quality in the future is very important. The present study was designed to measure the most important aspects of variation for rice-related physiological, ecological and quality indices in different growing periods under a simultaneous increase of CO2 and temperature, through simulation experiments in climate-controlled growth chambers, with southern rice as the study object...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145343/anterior-release-and-nonstructural-bone-grafting-and-posterior-fixation-for-old-lower-cervical-dislocations-with-locked-facets
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Chen Ding, Ting-Kui Wu, Quan Gong, Tao Li, Li-Tai Ma, Bei-Yu Wang, Yu-Xiao Deng, Hao Liu
Lower cervical dislocations are often missed at the time of initial injury for several reasons. The treatment of old facet dislocations of the lower cervical spine is difficult, and the optimal method has not been established. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of a surgical technique, anterior release, and nonstructural bone grafting combined with posterior fixation, for the treatment of old lower cervical dislocations with locked facets.This was a retrospective study of 17 patients (13 men and 4 women) with old facet dislocations, who underwent the same surgical treatment at our hospital between April 2010 and January 2016...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145249/prospective-associations-between-measures-of-gross-and-fine-motor-coordination-in-infants-and-objectively-measured-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-in-childhood
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Guillermo F López Sánchez, Genevieve Williams, Daniel Aggio, Domenico Vicinanza, Brendon Stubbs, Catherine Kerr, James Johnstone, Justine Roberts, Lee Smith
One important determinant of childhood physical activity and sedentary behavior may be that of motor development in infancy. The present analyses aimed to investigate whether gross and fine motor delays in infants were associated with objective and self-reported activity in childhood. Data were from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, a prospective cohort study, involving UK children born on or around the millennium (September 2000 and January 2002). When children were 9 months old, parents reported children's fine and gross motor-coordination, and at 7 years, sports club attendance and daily TV viewing time...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145202/exploring-the-association-between-statin-use-and-the-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Tahmina Nasrin Poly, Md Mohaimenul Islam, Bruno Andreas Walther, Hsuan-Chia Yang, Phung-Anh Nguyen, Chih-Wei Huang, Syed-Abdul Shabbir, Yu-Chuan Jack Li
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system. The prevalence of PD varies considerably by age group; it has a higher prevalence in patients aged 60 years and more. Several studies have shown that statin, a cholesterol-lowering medication, reduces the risk of developing PD, but evidence for this is so far inconclusive. The objective of this study is to evaluate the association between statin use and the risk of developing PD. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the bibliographies of articles were searched for studies published between January 1, 1990, and January 1, 2017, which reported on the association between statin use and PD...
November 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145178/minor-hemisphere-major-syndromes
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Antonio Carota, Julien Bogousslavsky
A right "minor hemisphere" does not exist as the right hemisphere is dominant for awareness (nosognosia), spatial attention, emotional regulation, facial and voice expressions, visual recognition, and topographical orientation. Without the right hemisphere, the world would be flat, deprived of general and spatial attentions, pointing preferentially to the right side of the space, lacking visual experiences and emotions, exhibiting diminished awareness of the self and environment. Clinical-related syndromes of the right hemisphere are unilateral spatial neglect, object and face visual agnosia, the anosognosia for hemiparesis and/or hemianopia, misidentification syndromes, mania, and other obsessions for the food and the body...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145039/a-first-in-human-phase-i-study-of-sar125844-a-selective-met-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumours-with-met-amplification
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Eric Angevin, Gianluca Spitaleri, Jordi Rodon, Katia Dotti, Nicolas Isambert, Stefania Salvagni, Victor Moreno, Sylvie Assadourian, Corinne Gomez, Marzia Harnois, Antoine Hollebecque, Analia Azaro, Alice Hervieu, Karim Rihawi, Filippo De Marinis
PURPOSE: Dysregulated MET signalling is implicated in oncogenesis. The safety and preliminary efficacy of a highly selective MET kinase inhibitor (SAR125844) was investigated in patients with advanced solid tumours and MET dysregulation. METHODS: This was a phase I dose-escalation (3 + 3 design [50-740 mg/m(2)]) and dose-expansion study. In the dose escalation, patients had high total MET (t-MET) expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) or MET amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridisation...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145025/coupling-of-on-column-trypsin-digestion-peptide-mapping-and-principal-component-analysis-for-stability-and-biosimilarity-assessment-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone
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Sara M Shatat, Basma M Eltanany, Abeer A Mohamed, Medhat A Al-Ghobashy, Faten A Fathalla, Samah S Abbas
Peptide mapping (PM) is a vital technique in biopharmaceutical industry. The fingerprint obtained helps to qualitatively confirm host stability as well as verify primary structure, purity and integrity of the target protein. Yet, in-solution digestion followed by tandem mass spectrometry is not suitable as a routine quality control test. It is time consuming and requires sophisticated, expensive instruments and highly skilled operators. In an attempt to enhance the fuctionality of PM and extract multi-dimentional data about various critical quality attributes and comparability of biosimilars, coupling of PM generated using immobilized trypsin followed by HPLC-UV to principal component analysis (PCA) is proposed...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144626/super-selective-robot-assisted-partial-nephrectomy-using-near-infrared-flurorescence-versus-early-unclamping-of-the-renal-artery-results-of-a-prospective-matched-pair-analysis
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Cecilia Lanchon, Valentin Arnoux, Gaëlle Fiard, Jean-Luc Descotes, Jean-Jacques Rambeaud, Jean-Benjamin Lefrancq, Delphine Poncet, Nicolas Terrier, Camille Overs, Quentin Franquet, Jean-Alexandre Long
INTRODUCTION: Super-selective clamping of tumor-specific segmental arteries was developed to eliminate ischemia of the remnant kidney while limiting hemorrhage during partial nephrectomy. The objective is to evaluate the benefice of super-selective clamping on renal functional outcome, compared to early-unclamping of the renal artery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2015 to July 2016, data from 30 patients undergoing super-selective robot-assisted PN (RAPN) for a solitary tumor by a single surgeon were prospectively collected...
November 19, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144420/visual-positioning-indoors-human-eyes-vs-smartphone-cameras
#16
Dewen Wu, Ruizhi Chen, Liang Chen
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and their related applications are now developing at a rapid pace. Indoor positioning will be one of the core technologies that enable AI applications because people spend 80% of their time indoors. Humans can locate themselves related to a visually well-defined object, e.g., a door, based on their visual observations. Can a smartphone camera do a similar job when it points to an object? In this paper, a visual positioning solution was developed based on a single image captured from a smartphone camera pointing to a well-defined object...
November 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144290/assessment-of-coagulation-pretreatment-of-leachate-by-response-surface-methodology
#17
Ridha Lessoued, Fatiha Souahi, Leonor Castrillon Pelaez
Coagulation-flocculation is a relatively simple technique that can be used successfully for the treatment of old leachate by poly-aluminum chloride (PAC). The main objectives of this study are to design the experiments, build models and optimize the operating parameters, dosage m and pH, using the central composite design and response surface method. Developed for chemical organic matter (COD) and turbidity responses, the quadratic polynomial model is suitable for prediction within the range of simulated variables as it showed that the optimum conditions were m of 5...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144168/the-effects-of-extended-nap-periods-on-cognitive-physiological-and-subjective-responses-under-simulated-night-shift-conditions
#18
Jonathan Davy, Matthias Göbel
Extended nap opportunities have been effective in maintaining alertness in the context of extended night shifts (+12 h). However, there is limited evidence of their efficacy during 8-h shifts. Thus, this study explored the effects of extended naps on cognitive, physiological and perceptual responses during four simulated, 8-h night shifts. In a laboratory setting, 32 participants were allocated to one of three conditions. All participants completed four consecutive, 8-h night shifts, with the arrangements differing by condition...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144155/proposal-of-cutoff-points-for-pediatric-daytime-sleepiness-scale-to-identify-excessive-daytime-sleepiness
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Carolina Meyer, Diego Grasel Barbosa, Geraldo Jose Ferrari Junior, Rubian Diego Andrade, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Andreia Pelegrini, Érico Pereira Gomes Felden
The objective of the present study was to propose cutoff points for the Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS) through sensitivity and specificity analyses in order to identify excessive daytime sleepiness, considering parameters such as duration and quality of sleep, health perception, stress control and depressive moods (feelings of sadness) in adolescents. A total of 1,132 adolescents, aged 14-19 years old, of both sexes, from the public high school of São José - SC, answered the questionnaire with information on age, daytime sleepiness, sleep duration, health perception, stress management, depressive moods (feelings of sadness) and quality of sleep...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144107/safe-return-to-driving-following-severe-acquired-brain-injury-role-of-a-short-neuropsychological-assessment
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Donatella Saviola, Antonio DE Tanti, Jessica Conforti, Lucio Posteraro, Alessia Manfredini, Chiara Bagattini, Benedetta Basagni
BACKGROUND: Driving is a complex ability requiring a broad range of motor, cognitive- behavioural and visual skills that may be impaired after severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI). Resumption of driving is perceived as a major need by patients, being closely linked to personal autonomy, work and social activities. AIM: The objective of this study was to identify a short battery of neuropsychological tests with predictive value with regard to safe return to driving after sABI...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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