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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441300/speech-detection-in-noise-for-young-bilaterally-implanted-children-is-there-evidence-of-binaural-benefit-over-the-shadowed-ear-alone
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Karyn L Galvin, Richard C Dowell, Richard J van Hoesel, Mansze Mok
OBJECTIVES: To measure binaural benefit over the shadowed ear alone for young bilateral cochlear implant (CI) users. It was hypothesized that children who received bilateral CIs at a young age (<4 years), and had significant bilateral experience, would demonstrate lower detection thresholds for speech sounds in background noise in the bilateral CI over the unilateral CI condition when the added CI was ipsilateral to the noise source. DESIGN: Children receiving bilateral CIs at the Eye and Ear Hospital Clinic in Melbourne were invited to participate in a wider research project evaluating outcomes; those participating in the wider project who were bilaterally implanted by 4 years and were approximately 2 years postoperative were included in the present study...
April 22, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441023/hydrophobic-nanoparticles-modify-the-thermal-release-behavior-of-liposomes
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Matthew Ryan Preiss, Ashley E Hart, Christopher L Kitchens, Geoffrey D Bothun
Understanding the effect of embedded nanoparticles on the characteristics and behavior of lipid bilayers is critical to the development of lipid-nanoparticle assemblies (LNAs) for biomedical applications. In this work we investigate the effect of hydrophobic nanoparticle size and concentration on liposomal thermal release behavior. Decorated LNAs (D-LNAs) were formed by embedding 2 nm (GNP2) and 4 nm (GNP4) dodecanethiol-capped gold nanoparticles into DPPC liposomes at lipid to nanoparticle ratios (L:N) of 25,000:1, 10,000:1, and 5,000:1...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440922/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-post-tracheotomy-bacterial-respiratory-tract-infection-readmissions
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Christopher J Russell, Tamara D Simon, Mary R Mamey, Christopher J L Newth, Michael N Neely
OBJECTIVE: Identify risk factors for readmission due to a bacterial tracheostomy-associated respiratory tract infection (bTARTI) within 12 months of discharge after tracheotomy. DESIGN/METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 240 children who underwent tracheotomy and were discharged with tracheotsomy in place between January 1, 2005 and June 30, 2013. Children with prolonged total or post-tracheotomy length of stay (LOS), less than 12 months of follow-up, or who died during the index hospitalization were excluded...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440304/the-natural-history-of-severe-acute-liver-injury
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David G Koch, J L Speiser, V Durkalski, R J Fontana, T Davern, B McGuire, R T Stravitz, A M Larson, I Liou, O Fix, M L Schilsky, T McCashland, J E Hay, N Murray, O S Shaikh, D Ganger, A Zaman, S B Han, R T Chung, R S Brown, S Munoz, K R Reddy, L Rossaro, R Satyanarayana, A J Hanje, J Olson, R M Subramanian, C Karvellas, B Hameed, A H Sherker, W M Lee, A Reuben
OBJECTIVES: Acute liver failure (ALF) is classically defined by coagulopathy and hepatic encephalopathy (HE); however, acute liver injury (ALI), i.e., severe acute hepatocyte necrosis without HE, has not been carefully defined nor studied. Our aim is to describe the clinical course of specifically defined ALI, including the risk and clinical predictors of poor outcomes, namely progression to ALF, the need for liver transplantation (LT) and death. METHODS: 386 subjects prospectively enrolled in the Acute Liver Failure Study Group registry between 1 September 2008 through 25 October 2013, met criteria for ALI: International Normalized Ratio (INR)≥2...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439941/serological-biomarkers-detect-active-joint-destruction-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-haemophilic-arthropathy
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B Hua, E H N Olsen, S Sun, C N Gudme, L Wang, B Vandahl, K Roepstorff, M Kjelgaard-Hansen, B B Sørensen, Y Zhao, M A Karsdal, T Manon-Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Progressive arthropathy caused by recurrent joint bleeds is a severe complication in haemophilia. AIM: We investigated whether biomarkers of cartilage and bone degradation, and inflammation were altered in haemophilia patients and whether these biomarkers could identify haemophilia patients with arthropathy. METHODS: Serum from 35 haemophilia patients with varying degrees of arthropathy and 43 age- and gender-matched control subjects were analysed...
April 24, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439394/seasonal-variation-in-effects-of-herbivory-on-foliar-nitrogen-of-a-threatened-conifer
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Robert N Schaeffer, Nicole E Soltis, Jennifer L Martin, Aden L Brown, Sara Gómez, Evan L Preisser, Colin M Orians
Invasive herbivores can dramatically impact the nitrogen (N) economy of native hosts. In deciduous species, most N is stored in stem tissues, while in evergreen conifer species N is stored in needles, making them potentially more vulnerable to herbivory. In eastern forests of the USA, the long-lived, foundational conifer eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is under the threat of extirpation by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA: Adelges tsugae). We assessed the impact of HWA infestation on the patterns of seasonal foliar N availability in hemlock planted in a deciduous forest understory...
March 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438765/longitudinal-characterization-of-renal-proximal-tubular-markers-in-normotensive-and-preeclamptic-pregnancies
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Elisabeth Codsi, Vesna D Garovic, Maria L Gonzalez-Suarez, Natasa Milic, Kristi S Borowski, Carl H Rose, Norman P Davies, Kianoush Kashani, John C Lieske, Wendy M White
Glomerular damage is common in preeclampsia (PE), but the extent and etiology of tubular injury are not well understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate tubular injury in patients with PE and to assess whether it predates clinical disease. We performed a prospective cohort study of 315 pregnant women who provided urine samples at the end of the second trimester and at delivery. This analysis included women who developed PE (n=15), gestational hypertension (GH) (n=14), and normotensive controls (NC) (n=44)...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438616/pericytic-tumors-of-the-kidney-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-17-cases
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Deepika Sirohi, Steven C Smith, Jonathan I Epstein, Bonnie L Balzer, Jeffry P Simko, Dana Balitzer, Jamal Benhamida, Oleksandr N Kryvenko, Nilesh S Gupta, Swetha Paluru, Isabela Werneck da Cunha, Daniel N Leal, Sean R Williamson, Mariza de Peralta-Venturina, Mahul B Amin
The pericytic (perivascular myoid cell) family of tumors is a distinctive group of mesenchymal neoplasms encountered in superficial sites and only rarely seen in viscera. The pericytic family subtends a spectrum of lesions, namely, glomus tumors and variants; myopericytoma, including myofibroma; and angioleiomyoma. In light of the contemporary classification of pericytic lesions, we identified and reviewed 17 cases of renal pericytic tumors from the files of 6 referral centers. These tumors presented over an age range of 17 to 76years (mean 46...
April 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438473/bevacizumab-and-paclitaxel-carboplatin-chemotherapy-and-secondary-cytoreduction-in-recurrent-platinum-sensitive-ovarian-cancer-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study-gog-0213-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Robert L Coleman, Mark F Brady, Thomas J Herzog, Paul Sabbatini, Deborah K Armstrong, Joan L Walker, Byoung-Gie Kim, Keiichi Fujiwara, Krishnansu S Tewari, David M O'Malley, Susan A Davidson, Stephen C Rubin, Paul DiSilvestro, Karen Basen-Engquist, Helen Huang, John K Chan, Nick M Spirtos, Raheela Ashfaq, Robert S Mannel
BACKGROUND: Platinum-based chemotherapy doublets are a standard of care for women with ovarian cancer recurring 6 months after completion of initial therapy. In this study, we aimed to explore the roles of secondary surgical cytoreduction and bevacizumab in this population, and report the results of the bevacizumab component here. METHODS: The multicentre, open-label, randomised phase 3 GOG-0213 trial was done in 67 predominantly academic centres in the USA (65 centres), Japan (one centre), and South Korea (one centre)...
April 21, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438373/geriatric-nutritional-risk-index-as-a-nutritional-and-survival-risk-assessment-tool-in-stable-outpatients-with-systolic-heart-failure
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L Sargento, A Vicente Simões, J Rodrigues, S Longo, N Lousada, R Palma Dos Reis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Malnutrition is frequent in heart failure (HF). However, the best tool for evaluating malnutrition in geriatric patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the incremental prognostic value of the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) in stable geriatric outpatients with HFrEF compared with a clinical/laboratory prognostic model. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 143 outpatients with HFrEF, aged >65 years, a LVEF <40%, and who were stable and on optimal therapy were studied...
February 22, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437747/concurrent-evaluation-of-personal-damaging-and-beneficial-uv-exposures-over-an-extended-period
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L K Wainwright, A V Parisi, N J Downs
Personal exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is acknowledged as having both positive and negative effects on human health. This study aimed to measure concurrently the personal erythemal UV, UVA and vitamin D effective exposures of participants in each season of a year. Participants were all indoor office workers located at two different sites less than 6.5 km apart at the sub-tropical location of Toowoomba (27°33'S 151°55'E). The subjects wore a combined dosimeter badge horizontally on the shoulder for a minimum of one week in each season; this badge used 8-methoxypsoralen film to record the UVA waveband and polyphenylene oxide film for the erythemal and the vitamin D effective UV wavebands...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437713/reference-intervals-for-serum-24-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-and-the-ratio-with-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-established-using-a-newly-developed-lc-ms-ms-method
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Jonathan C Y Tang, Holly Nicholls, Isabelle Piec, Christopher J Washbourne, John J Dutton, Sarah Jackson, Julie Greeves, William D Fraser
24,25(OH)2D is the product of 25(OH)D catabolism by CYP24A1. The measurement of serum 24,25(OH)2D concentration may serve as an indicator of vitamin D catabolic status and the relative ratio with 25(OH)D can be used to identify patients with inactivating mutations in CYP24A1. We describe a LC-MS/MS method to determine: (1) the relationships between serum 24,25(OH)2D and 25(OH)D; (2) serum reference intervals in healthy individuals; (3) the diagnostic accuracy of 24,25(OH)2D measurement as an indicator for vitamin D status; 4) 24,25(OH)2D cut-off value for clinically significant change between inadequate and sufficient 25(OH)D status...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437656/a-gene-environment-interaction-analysis-of-plasma-selenium-with-prevalent-and-incident-diabetes-the-hortega-study
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Inmaculada Galan-Chilet, Maria Grau-Perez, Griselda De Marco, Eliseo Guallar, Juan Carlos Martin-Escudero, Alejandro Dominguez-Lucas, Isabel Gonzalez-Manzano, Raul Lopez-Izquierdo, Laisa Socorro Briongos-Figuero, Josep Redon, Felipe Javier Chaves, Maria Tellez-Plaza
BACKGROUND: Selenium and single-nucleotide-polymorphisms in selenoprotein genes have been associated to diabetes. However, the interaction of selenium with genetic variation in diabetes and oxidative stress-related genes has not been evaluated as a potential determinant of diabetes risk. METHODS: We evaluated the cross-sectional and prospective associations of plasma selenium concentrations with type 2 diabetes, and the interaction of selenium concentrations with genetic variation in candidate polymorphisms, in a representative sample of 1452 men and women aged 18-85 years from Spain...
April 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437512/dentist-practice-patterns-and-therapeutic-confidence-in-the-treatment-of-pain-related-to-temporomandibular-disorders-in-a-dental-practice-based-research-network
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Naoki Kakudate, Yoko Yokoyama, Futoshi Sumida, Yuki Matsumoto, Valeria V Gordan, Gregg H Gilbert, Ana M Velly, Eric L Schiffman
AIMS: To quantify the practice patterns of Japanese dentists in the management of pain related to temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and to identify specific characteristics that are significantly associated with the decision to perform occlusal adjustment for TMD-related pain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted consisting of a questionnaire survey of dentists affiliated with the Dental Practice-Based Research Network Japan (JDPBRN) (n = 148). Participants were asked how they diagnosed and treated TMD-related pain...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437273/assessing-sensorineural-hearing-loss-using-various-transient-evoked-otoacoustic-emission-stimulus-conditions
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Daniel B Putterman, Douglas H Keefe, Lisa L Hunter, Angela C Garinis, Denis F Fitzpatrick, Garnett P McMillan, M Patrick Feeney
OBJECTIVES: An important clinical application of transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) is to evaluate cochlear outer hair cell function for the purpose of detecting sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Double-evoked TEOAEs were measured using a chirp stimulus, in which the stimuli had an extended frequency range compared to clinical tests. The present study compared TEOAEs recorded using an unweighted stimulus presented at either ambient pressure or tympanometric peak pressure (TPP) in the ear canal and TEOAEs recorded using a power-weighted stimulus at ambient pressure...
April 21, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435617/analysis-of-the-width-ratio-and-wear-rate-of-maxillary-anterior-teeth-in-the-korean-population
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Yeon-Ah Oh, Hong-So Yang, Sang-Won Park, Hyun-Pil Lim, Kwi-Dug Yun, Chan Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the width ratio of maxillary anterior teeth according to age in the Korean population and to evaluate the maxillary central incisor width-to-length (W/L) ratio, given differences in age and gender. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-three Korean adults were divided into 3 groups (n = 31) by age. Group I was 20 - 39 years old, Group II was 40 - 59 years old, and Group III was over 60 years of age. After taking an impression and a cast model of the maxillary arch, the anterior teeth width ratio and central incisor W/L ratio were calculated from standard digital images of the cast models using a graph paper with a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera...
April 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434741/dietary-linseed-oil-increases-trans-10-cis-15-18-2-in-caprine-milk-fat
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P Gómez-Cortés, A Cívico, M A de la Fuente, M Juárez, N Núñez Sánchez, F Peña Blanco, A L Martínez Marín
Trans-10,cis-15 18:2 has been recently detected and characterized in digestive contents and meat and adipose tissue of ruminants, but its presence in milk and dairy products is hardly known. The aim of this study was to quantify trans-10,cis-15 18:2 in milk fat, better understand its metabolic origin, and help to elucidate the mechanisms of rumen biohydrogenation when the diet composition might affect ruminal environment. To address these objectives, 16 dairy goats were allocated to 2 simultaneous experiments (2 groups of goats and 2 treatments in each experiment)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434740/effects-of-prepartum-dietary-cation-anion-difference-on-aspects-of-peripartum-mineral-and-energy-metabolism-and-performance-of-multiparous-holstein-cows
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B M Leno, C M Ryan, T Stokol, D Kirk, K P Zanzalari, J D Chapman, T R Overton
The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of decreasing dietary cation-anion difference [DCAD; (Na(+) + K(+)) - (Cl(-) + S(2-))] of the prepartum diet on aspects of mineral metabolism, energy metabolism, and performance of peripartum dairy cows. Multiparous Holstein cows (n = 89) were enrolled between 38 and 31 d before expected parturition and randomized to treatments in a completely randomized design (restricted to balance for previous 305-d mature equivalent milk production, parity, and body condition score) at 24 d before expected parturition...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434612/tracking-nitrate-sources-in-groundwater-and-associated-health-risk-for-rural-communities-in-the-white-volta-river-basin-of-ghana-using-isotopic-approach-%C3%AE-15-n-%C3%AE-18-ono3-and-3-h
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Geophrey Anornu, Abass Gibrilla, Dickson Adomako
In this study, we present a first attempt on the use of integrated hydro-chemical and isotopic technique to trace the sources of groundwater nitrate contamination in the Upper East Region of Ghana to aid the sustainable management of this vital resource. The objectives of the study are (1) assess the present status and spatial distribution of the nitrate contamination (2) identify and distinguish the most likely sources of nitrate , (3) identify the relationship between (3)H and NO3(-) and F(-), and (4) ascertain the potential human risk from exposure to nitrate contamination...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434257/ratio-of-serum-levels-of-ages-to-soluble-rage-is-correlated-with-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-non-diabetic-subjects
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Atsuko Tahara, Nobuhiro Tahara, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi, Akihiro Honda, Sachiyo Igata, Yoshikazu Nitta, Munehisa Bekki, Tomohisa Nakamura, Yoichi Sugiyama, Jiahui Sun, Masayoshi Takeuchi, Makiko Shimizu, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Kei Fukami, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Trimethylamine (TMA), an intestinal microflora-dependent metabolite formed from phosphatidylcholine- and L-carnitine-rich food, such as red meat, is further converted to trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), which could play a role in cardiometabolic disease. Red meat-derived products are one of the major environmental sources of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) that may also contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic disorders through the interaction with receptor for AGEs (RAGE). However, the relationship among AGEs, soluble form of RAGE (sRAGE) and TMAO in humans remains unclear...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
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