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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346662/shifting-determinants-of-health-inequalities-in-unstable-times-portugal-as-a-case-study
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Inês Campos-Matos, Giuliano Russo, Luzia Gonçalves
Background: We explore how health inequalities (HI) changed in Portugal over the last decade, considering it is one of the most unequal European countries and has gone through major economic changes. We describe how inequalities in limitations changed considering different socioeconomic determinants, in order to understand what drove changes in HI. Methods: We used cross-sectional waves from the European Survey on Income and Living Conditions database to determine how inequalities in health limitations changed between 2004 and 2014 in Portugal in residents aged 16 years and over...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346525/frailty-syndrome-and-genomic-instability-in-older-adults-suitability-of-the-cytome-micronucleus-assay-as-a-diagnostic-tool
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María Sánchez-Flores, Diego Marcos-Pérez, Laura Lorenzo-López, Ana Maseda, José C Millán-Calenti, Stefano Bonassi, Eduardo Pásaro, Blanca Laffon, Vanessa Valdiglesias
Frailty, a condition involving increased risk of disability and mortality in older adults, has emerged as a reliable way to predict the effect of aging. Genomic instability may help to anticipate recognition of frail individuals and improving frailty outcomes. Our objective was to evaluate the potential of the micronucleus (MN) frequency, evaluated in lymphocytes and buccal cells, to anticipate frailty identification and improve diagnosis reliability. Our results, from a group of older adults over 65, showed that frail individuals had significantly higher frequencies of MN in lymphocytes (19...
January 13, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346245/diagnostic-yield-and-safety-of-bronchoscopist-directed-moderate-sedation-with-a-bolus-dose-administration-of-propofol-during-endobronchial-ultrasound-bronchoscopy
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Danai Khemasuwan, Krittika Teerapuncharoen, David C Griffin
BACKGROUND: The propofol use for moderate sedation (MS) during endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy is primarily restricted for use by an anesthesiologist because of safety concerns. The goals of this study were to demonstrate the safety and the diagnostic yield of the use of propofol by bronchoscopists and trained endoscopy nurses during EBUS bronchoscopy without intubation. METHODS: We tested a bolus propofol administration protocol targeting MS for EBUS bronchoscopy...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346215/challenges-and-perspectives-for-immunotherapy-in-adenocarcinoma-of-the-pancreas-the-cancer-immunity-cycle
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Markus Kieler, Matthias Unseld, Daniela Bianconi, Gerald Prager
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal disease with a devastating 5-year overall survival of only approximately 7%. Although just 4% of all malignant diseases are accounted to PDAC, it will become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths before 2030. Immunotherapy has proven to be a promising therapeutic option in various malignancies such as melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), microsatellite instability-high gastrointestinal cancer, urinary tract cancer, kidney cancer, and others...
February 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345205/update-on-lateral-ankle-instability
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Kenneth J Hunt, Peter Mangone, Minton Truitt Cooper, Stephen A Brigido, Minton Truitt Cooper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345141/creating-hierarchical-pores-by-controlled-linker-thermolysis-in-multivariate-metal-organic-frameworks
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Liang Feng, Shuai Yuan, Liang-Liang Zhang, Kui Tan, Jia-Luo Li, Angelo Kirchon, Ling-Mei Liu, Peng Zhang, Yu Han, Yves J Chabal, Hong-Cai Zhou
Sufficient pore size, appropriate stability and hierarchical porosity are three prerequisites for open frameworks designed for drug delivery, enzyme immobilization and catalysis involving large molecules. Herein, we report a powerful and general strate-gy, linker thermolysis, to construct ultra-stable hierarchically porous metal-organic frameworks (HP-MOFs) with tunable pore size distribution. Linker instability, usually an undesirable trait of MOFs, was exploited to create mesopores by generating crystal defects throughout a microporous MOF crystal via thermolysis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344903/nuclear-genes-involved-in-mitochondrial-diseases-caused-by-instability-of-mitochondrial-dna
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Joanna Rusecka, Magdalena Kaliszewska, Ewa Bartnik, Katarzyna Tońska
Mitochondrial diseases are defined by a respiratory chain dysfunction and in most of the cases manifest as multisystem disorders with predominant expression in muscles and nerves and may be caused by mutations in mitochondrial (mtDNA) or nuclear (nDNA) genomes. Most of the proteins involved in respiratory chain function are nuclear encoded, although 13 subunits of respiratory chain complexes (together with 2 rRNAs and 22 tRNAs necessary for their translation) encoded by mtDNA are essential for cell function...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344813/stroke-volume-variation-and-serum-creatinine-changes-during-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery-a-time-integrated-analysis
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Paolo Lentini, Luca Zanoli, Pasquale Fatuzzo, Faeq Husain-Syed, Rudi Stramanà, Diego Cognolato, Vincenzo Catena, Marco Baiocchi, Antonio Granata, Roberto Dell'Aquila
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery with suprarenal clamping are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) and major cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE). We aimed to assess whether the stroke volume variation (SVV), a measure of hemodynamic instability, is associated with AKI in hypertensive patients undergoing elective AAA surgery with suprarenal clamping. METHODS: In a cohort of 51 hypertensive patients, we performed serial measurements of SVV (n = 459) and serum creatinine (sCr) (n = 255)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344557/in-colonic-%C3%AF-0-rho0-cells-reduced-mitochondrial-function-mediates-transcriptomic-alterations-associated-with-cancer
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Harrison M Penrose, Sandra Heller, Chloe Cable, Hani Nakhoul, Nate Ungerleider, Melody Baddoo, Zachary F Pursell, Erik K Flemington, Susan E Crawford, Suzana D Savkovic
Background: Mitochondrial reprogramming has emerged as a hallmark of cancer pathobiology. Although it is believed this reprogramming is essential for cancer cells to thrive, how it supports cancer pathobiology is unclear. We previously generated colonic ρ0 (rho0) cells with reduced mitochondrial energy function and acquired their transcriptional signature. Here, we utilized a bioinformatics approach to identify their changes linked to cancer pathobiology. Methods: Human colon cancer HCT116 cells, control and ρ0, were used for qPCR...
November 2017: Oncoscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343857/stimulation-of-epicardial-sympathetic-nerves-at-different-sites-induces-cardiac-electrical-instability-to-various-degrees
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Liang Wang, Lin Sun, Kun Wang, Yingying Jin, Qing Liu, Zhongnan Xia, Xudong Liu, Jiakun Zhang, Jingjie Li
The cardiac sympathetic nerves distribute across cardiac tissues with uneven density. Yet, to what extent this anatomical heterogeneity affects electrical activity of the left ventricle is largely unknown. Dogs were randomized into non-stimulation control (NC), posterior basal-stimulation (PB), anterior superior-stimulation (AS), apical part-stimulation (AP) group. The epicardial sympathetic nerves at different sites along their distribution were with electrical stimulation (ES) for 4 hours except in the NC group...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343691/use-of-nanoparticle-concentration-as-a-tool-to-understand-the-structural-properties-of-colloids
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Lígia Nunes de Morais Ribeiro, Verônica Muniz Couto, Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto, Eneida de Paula
Elucidation of the structural properties of colloids is paramount for a successful formulation. However, the intrinsic dynamism of colloidal systems makes their characterization a difficult task and, in particular, there is a lack of physicochemical techniques that can be correlated to their biological performance. Nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) allows measurements of size distribution and nanoparticle concentration in real time. Its analysis over time also enables the early detection of physical instability in the systems not assessed by subtle changes in size distribution...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343450/paediatric-physeal-sparing-posterior-cruciate-ligament-pcl-reconstruction-with-parental-donation-allograft-rationale-and-operative-approach
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R S Khakha, S K Yasen, A J Wilson
BACKGROUND: Paediatric PCL injuries are rare but constitute a significant management challenge. We describe a novel approach to the surgical management of an 11-year-old boy who presented with persisting symptomatic instability following 18months of failed conservative therapy. METHODS: PCL reconstruction was performed using a physeal sparing, all-inside technique under fluoroscopic control. This avoids the potential for iatrogenic growth injury. A parentally donated hamstrings allograft was used to ensure adequate graft size, and reinforced using a non-elastic two millimetre braided suture...
January 14, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342474/the-importance-of-quality-of-life-for-work-outcomes-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Burcu Taser, Fikriye Figen Ayhan, Pinar Borman
AIMS: Work impairment is one of the most important exploration and one of the aims of rheumatologists. We aimed to determine the risk factors for employment state and predictive factors of work outcomes using multi-dimensional measures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in this comprehensive study. METHODS: One hundred patients with AS (31 females and 69 males) were included into this study. Demographic properties, local factors, disease activity (BASDAI), functionality (BASFI), spinal mobility (BASMI), radiologic stage (BASRI), quality of life (AS-QoL), cardiopulmonary involvement, exercise stress test and work outcomes were investigated and compared in employed and un-employed patients...
October 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342134/chromosomal-instability-drives-metastasis-through-a-cytosolic-dna-response
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Samuel F Bakhoum, Bryan Ngo, Ashley M Laughney, Julie-Ann Cavallo, Charles J Murphy, Peter Ly, Pragya Shah, Roshan K Sriram, Thomas B K Watkins, Neil K Taunk, Mercedes Duran, Chantal Pauli, Christine Shaw, Kalyani Chadalavada, Vinagolu K Rajasekhar, Giulio Genovese, Subramanian Venkatesan, Nicolai J Birkbak, Nicholas McGranahan, Mark Lundquist, Quincey LaPlant, John H Healey, Olivier Elemento, Christine H Chung, Nancy Y Lee, Marcin Imielenski, Gouri Nanjangud, Dana Pe'er, Don W Cleveland, Simon N Powell, Jan Lammerding, Charles Swanton, Lewis C Cantley
Chromosomal instability is a hallmark of cancer that results from ongoing errors in chromosome segregation during mitosis. Although chromosomal instability is a major driver of tumour evolution, its role in metastasis has not been established. Here we show that chromosomal instability promotes metastasis by sustaining a tumour cell-autonomous response to cytosolic DNA. Errors in chromosome segregation create a preponderance of micronuclei whose rupture spills genomic DNA into the cytosol. This leads to the activation of the cGAS-STING (cyclic GMP-AMP synthase-stimulator of interferon genes) cytosolic DNA-sensing pathway and downstream noncanonical NF-κB signalling...
January 17, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341797/visual-dependence-affects-postural-sway-responses-to-continuous-visual-field-motion-in-individuals-with-cerebral-palsy
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Yawen Yu, Richard T Lauer, Carole A Tucker, Elizabeth D Thompson, Emily A Keshner
The current study aimed to explore the impact of visual dependence on sensorimotor coupling of postural sway and visual motion in adults and teens with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). We hypothesized that individuals with CP would exhibit greater magnitudes of sway than healthy individuals, and the presence of visual dependence (VD) would produce instability in the direction of visual motion. Participants stood in a virtual environment in which the visual scene remained static or continuously rotated 30 degree/second in pitch-up or pitch-down...
January 17, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341737/superradiant-instability-and-backreaction-of-massive-vector-fields-around-kerr-black-holes
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William E East, Frans Pretorius
We study the growth and saturation of the superradiant instability of a complex, massive vector (Proca) field as it extracts energy and angular momentum from a spinning black hole, using numerical solutions of the full Einstein-Proca equations. We concentrate on a rapidly spinning black hole (a=0.99) and the dominant m=1 azimuthal mode of the Proca field, with real and imaginary components of the field chosen to yield an axisymmetric stress-energy tensor and, hence, spacetime. We find that in excess of 9% of the black hole's mass can be transferred into the field...
July 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341727/charge-density-waves-in-graphite-towards-the-magnetic-ultraquantum-limit
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F Arnold, A Isidori, E Kampert, B Yager, M Eschrig, J Saunders
Graphite is a model system for the study of three-dimensional electrons and holes in the magnetic quantum limit, in which the charges are confined to the lowest Landau levels. We report magneto-transport measurements in pulsed magnetic fields up to 60 T, which resolve the collapse of two charge density wave states in two, electron and hole, Landau levels at 52.3 and 54.2 T, respectively. We report evidence for a commensurate charge density wave at 47.1 T in the electron Landau level, and discuss the likely nature of the density wave instabilities over the full field range...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341724/landau-damping-of-beam-instabilities-by-electron-lenses
#18
V Shiltsev, Y Alexahin, A Burov, A Valishev
Modern and future particle accelerators employ increasingly higher intensity and brighter beams of charged particles and become operationally limited by coherent beam instabilities. Usual methods to control the instabilities, such as octupole magnets, beam feedback dampers, and use of chromatic effects, become less effective and insufficient. We show that, in contrast, Lorentz forces of a low-energy, magnetically stabilized electron beam, or "electron lens," easily introduce transverse nonlinear focusing sufficient for Landau damping of transverse beam instabilities in accelerators...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341713/field-induced-instability-of-a-gapless-spin-liquid-with-a-spinon-fermi-surface
#19
M Gomilšek, M Klanjšek, R Žitko, M Pregelj, F Bert, P Mendels, Y Li, Q M Zhang, A Zorko
The ground state of the quantum kagome antiferromagnet Zn-brochantite, ZnCu_{3}(OH)_{6}SO_{4}, which is one of only a few known spin-liquid (SL) realizations in two or three dimensions, has been described as a gapless SL with a spinon Fermi surface. Employing nuclear magnetic resonance in a broad magnetic-field range down to millikelvin temperatures, we show that in applied magnetic fields this enigmatic state is intrinsically unstable against a SL with a full or a partial gap. A similar instability of the gapless Fermi-surface SL was previously encountered in an organic triangular-lattice antiferromagnet, suggesting a common destabilization mechanism that most likely arises from spinon pairing...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341703/negative-landau-damping-in-bilayer-graphene
#20
Tiago A Morgado, Mário G Silveirinha
We theoretically demonstrate that a system formed by two coupled graphene sheets enables a negative damping regime wherein graphene plasmons are pumped by a direct current. This effect is triggered by electrons drifting through one of the graphene sheets and leads to wave instabilities and a spontaneous light emission (spasing) in the midinfrared range. It is shown that there is a deep link between the drift-induced instabilities and wave instabilities in moving media, as both result from the hybridization of oscillators with oppositely signed frequencies...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
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