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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808128/conjugative-plasmid-transfer-in-xylella-fastidiosa-is-dependent-on-tra-and-trb-operon-functions
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Lindsey P Burbank, Christopher R Van Horn
The insect-transmitted plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa is capable of efficient horizontal gene transfer (HGT) and recombination. Natural transformation occurs at high rates in X. fastidiosa, but there also is evidence that certain strains of X. fastidiosa carry native plasmids equipped with transfer and mobilization genes, suggesting conjugation as an additional mechanism of HGT in some instances. Two operons, tra and trb, putatively encoding a conjugative Type IV secretion system are found in some but not all X...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807243/is-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-safe-for-healthcare-workers
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Simon Rodier, Guillaume Saint-Lorant, Jean-Marc Guilloit, Agnès Palix, Fabienne Divanon, François Sichel, Raphaël Delépée
BACKGROUND: During hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), caregivers are exposed by different routes to cytotoxic drugs. This review proposes an overview of the safety of HIPEC by assessing existing data on protection procedures, biological and non-biological samples. Based on these data, relevant good practices, eventual irrelevant overprotection procedures and missing data to implement adapted protections are highlighted. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were extracted from a systematic review of literature from 1980 till 2016: number and type of surgical procedure, healthcare professionals present, protective equipment, samples, pre-analytical method and analytical method...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799453/health-illness-transition-experiences-with-type-2-diabetes-self-management-of-sub-saharan-african-immigrants-in-the-united-states
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Désiré M Kindarara, Marylyn M McEwen, Janice D Crist, Lois J Loescher
Purpose The purpose of this study was to describe Sub-Saharan African immigrants' health-illness transition experiences associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) self-management. Methods A qualitative description methodology was used in this study. Face-to-face semi-structured in-depth interviews lasting 60 to 90 minutes were conducted with 10 Sub-Saharan African immigrant men and women with T2DM recruited using purposive and snowball sampling. Each interview was audio-taped, transcribed, and analyzed using qualitative content analysis...
August 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793316/knowledge-of-hiv-related-disabilities-and-challenges-in-accessing-care-qualitative-research-from-zimbabwe
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Lena Morgon Banks, Maria Zuurmond, Rashida Ferrand, Hannah Kuper
INTRODUCTION: While the rapid expansion in antiretroviral therapy access in low and middle income countries has resulted in dramatic declines in mortality rates, many people living with HIV face new or worsening experiences of disability. As nearly 1 in 20 adults are living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa-many of whom are likely to develop disabling sequelae from long-term infection, co-morbidities and side effects of their treatment-understanding the availability and accessibility of services to address HIV-related disabilities is of vital importance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792513/cooperative-vehicles-for-robust-traffic-congestion-reduction-an-analysis-based-on-algorithmic-environmental-and-agent-behavioral-factors
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Prajakta Desai, Seng W Loke, Aniruddha Desai
Traffic congestion continues to be a persistent problem throughout the world. As vehicle-to-vehicle communication develops, there is an opportunity of using cooperation among close proximity vehicles to tackle the congestion problem. The intuition is that if vehicles could cooperate opportunistically when they come close enough to each other, they could, in effect, spread themselves out among alternative routes so that vehicles do not all jam up on the same roads. Our previous work proposed a decentralized multiagent based vehicular congestion management algorithm entitled Congestion Avoidance and Route Allocation using Virtual Agent Negotiation (CARAVAN), wherein the vehicles acting as intelligent agents perform cooperative route allocation using inter-vehicular communication...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783648/regularized-semipaired-kernel-cca-for-domain-adaptation
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Siamak Mehrkanoon, Johan A K Suykens
Domain adaptation learning is one of the fundamental research topics in pattern recognition and machine learning. This paper introduces a regularized semipaired kernel canonical correlation analysis formulation for learning a latent space for the domain adaptation problem. The optimization problem is formulated in the primal-dual least squares support vector machine setting where side information can be readily incorporated through regularization terms. The proposed model learns a joint representation of the data set across different domains by solving a generalized eigenvalue problem or linear system of equations in the dual...
August 1, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772929/bearing-fault-detection-based-on-empirical-wavelet-transform-and-correlated-kurtosis-by-acoustic-emission
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Zheyu Gao, Jing Lin, Xiufeng Wang, Xiaoqiang Xu
Rolling bearings are widely used in rotating equipment. Detection of bearing faults is of great importance to guarantee safe operation of mechanical systems. Acoustic emission (AE), as one of the bearing monitoring technologies, is sensitive to weak signals and performs well in detecting incipient faults. Therefore, AE is widely used in monitoring the operating status of rolling bearing. This paper utilizes Empirical Wavelet Transform (EWT) to decompose AE signals into mono-components adaptively followed by calculation of the correlated kurtosis (CK) at certain time intervals of these components...
May 24, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769937/juvenile-coffee-leaves-acclimated-to-low-light-are-unable-to-cope-with-a-moderate-light-increase
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Claudine Campa, Laurent Urban, Laurence Mondolot, Denis Fabre, Sandrine Roques, Yves Lizzi, Jawad Aarrouf, Sylvie Doulbeau, Jean-Christophe Breitler, Céline Letrez, Lucile Toniutti, Benoit Bertrand, Philippe La Fisca, Luc P R Bidel, Hervé Etienne
The understorey origin of coffee trees and the strong plasticity of Coffea arabica leaves in relation to contrasting light environments have been largely shown. The adaptability of coffee leaves to changes in light was tested under controlled conditions by increasing the illumination rate on C. arabica var. Naryelis seedlings acclimated to low light conditions and observing leaf responses at three different developmental stages (juvenile, growing and mature). Only mature leaves proved capable of adapting to new light conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767089/combining-multi-agent-systems-and-wireless-sensor-networks-for-monitoring-crop-irrigation
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Gabriel Villarrubia, Juan F De Paz, Daniel H De La Iglesia, Javier Bajo
Monitoring mechanisms that ensure efficient crop growth are essential on many farms, especially in certain areas of the planet where water is scarce. Most farmers must assume the high cost of the required equipment in order to be able to streamline natural resources on their farms. Considering that many farmers cannot afford to install this equipment, it is necessary to look for more effective solutions that would be cheaper to implement. The objective of this study is to build virtual organizations of agents that can communicate between each other while monitoring crops...
August 2, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766343/isothermal-point-mutation-detection-toward-a-first-pass-screening-strategy-for-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Benjamin Y C Ng, Eugene J H Wee, Kyra Woods, Will Anderson, Fiach Antaw, Hennes Z H Tsang, Nicholas P West, Matt Trau
Point mutations in DNA are useful biomarkers that can provide critical classification of disease for accurate diagnosis and to inform clinical decisions. Conventional approaches to detect point mutations are usually based on technologies such as real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or DNA sequencing, which are typically slow and require expensive lab-based equipment. While rapid isothermal strategies such as recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) have been proposed, they tend to suffer from poor specificity in discriminating point mutations...
August 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766091/maximizing-opportunities-family-planning-and-maternal-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-integration-in-bondo-sub-county-kenya
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Chelsea M Cooper, Angella Ogutu, Everlyn Matiri, Hannah Tappis, Devon Mackenzie, Anne Pfitzer, Rae Galloway
Purpose This article shares learning from an innovative demonstration program integrating maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and family planning (FP) services in western Kenya, providing recommendations for future work to expand MIYCN and FP integration. Description Six health facilities reorganized to integrate MIYCN and FP services and community health volunteers (CHVs) promoted MIYCN and FP in adjacent communities in Bondo Sub-County over a 1-year period. At the facility level, each provider was directed to provide both sets of services in a single room during FP, antenatal care, postnatal care, or child consultation visits (a "one stop shop" approach)...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764853/a-revised-method-for-the-preparation-of-dry-bone-samples-used-in-histological-examination-five-simple-steps
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J G García-Donas, A Dalton, I Chaplin, E F Kranioti
Histology of dry bone tissue has many scientific applications. The histological analysis of bone requires the production of good quality thin sections. Many researchers have developed new histological techniques and/or they have refined existing ones. In this paper, we describe a revision of histological techniques for obtaining thin sections from modern dry bone. The method is easy to apply and the equipment required is commonly found in a histology laboratory. In comparison to other techniques presented in the literature, this adapted method reduces the number of consumables and steps, thereby improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the procedure...
July 15, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758207/the-potential-of-computer-vision-optical-backscattering-parameters-and-artificial-neural-network-modelling-in-monitoring-the-shrinkage-of-sweet-potato-ipomoea-batatas-l-during-drying
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Daniel I Onwude, Norhashila Hashim, Khalina Abdan, Rimfiel Janius, Guangnan Chen
BACKGROUND: Drying is a method used to preserve agricultural crops. During the drying of products with high moisture content, structural changes in shape, volume, area, density and porosity occur. This changes could affect the final quality of dried product and also the effective design of drying equipment. Therefore, this study investigated a novel approach in monitoring and predicting the shrinkage of sweet potato during drying. Drying experiments were conducted at temperatures of 50-70 °C and samples thicknesses of 2 - 6 mm...
July 30, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750902/adaptable-pattern-recognition-system-for-discriminating-melanocytic-nevi-from-malignant-melanomas-using-plain-photography-images-from-different-image-databases
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Spiros A Kostopoulos, Pantelis A Asvestas, Ioannis K Kalatzis, George C Sakellaropoulos, Theofilos H Sakkis, Dionisis A Cavouras, Dimitris T Glotsos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to propose features that evaluate pictorial differences between melanocytic nevus (mole) and melanoma lesions by computer-based analysis of plain photography images and to design a cross-platform, tunable, decision support system to discriminate with high accuracy moles from melanomas in different publicly available image databases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Digital plain photography images of verified mole and melanoma lesions were downloaded from (i) Edinburgh University Hospital, UK, (Dermofit, 330moles/70 melanomas, under signed agreement), from 5 different centers (Multicenter, 63moles/25 melanomas, publicly available), and from the Groningen University, Netherlands (Groningen, 100moles/70 melanomas, publicly available)...
September 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739415/human-factors-evaluation-of-surgeons-working-positions-for-gynaecological-minimal-access-surgery
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Sue Hignett, Diane Gyi, Lisa Calkins, Laura Jones, Esther Moss
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) in gynaecological minimal access surgery (MAS), including bariatric (plus size) patients DESIGN: Mixed methods DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Level III (descriptive and qualitative) SETTING: UK Teaching Hospital PATIENTS: Not applicable INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable MEASUREMENTS: Survey, observations (anthropometry, postural analysis) and interviews. RESULTS: WRMSD were present in 63% of survey respondents (n=67)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727285/adapting-vmat-plans-optimized-for-an-hd120-mlc-for-delivery-with-a-millennium-mlc
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Samuel B French, Stephen Bhagroo, Daryl P Nazareth, Matthew B Podgorsak
Linac downtime invariably impacts delivery of patients' scheduled treatments. Transferring a patient's treatment to an available linac is a common practice. Transferring a Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) plan from a linac equipped with a standard-definition MLC to one equipped with a higher definition MLC is practical and routine in clinics with multiple MLC-equipped linacs. However, the reverse transfer presents a challenge because the high-definition MLC aperture shapes must be adapted for delivery with the lower definition device...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725643/crisis-team-management-in-a-scarce-resource-setting-angkor-hospital-for-children-in-siem-reap-cambodia
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Richard Alynn Henker, Hiroko Henker, Hor Eng, John O'Donnell, Tachawan Jirativanont
INTRODUCTION: A crisis team management (CTM) simulation course was developed by volunteers from Health Volunteers Overseas for physicians and nurses at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The framework for the course was adapted from crisis resource management (1, 2), crisis team training (3), and TeamSTEPPs© models (4). The CTM course focused on teaching physicians and nurses on the development of team performance knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Challenges to providing this course at AHC included availability of simulation equipment, cultural differences in learning, and language barriers...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722285/innate-allorecognition-by-monocytic-cells-and-its-role-in-graft-rejection
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Fadi G Lakkis, Xian C Li
Innate recognition of microbial products and danger molecules by monocytes and macrophages has been well established; this is mediated primarily by pattern recognition receptors and is central to activation of innate and adaptive immune cells required for productive immunity. Whether monocytes and macrophages are equipped with an allorecognition system that allows them to directly respond to allogeneic grafts is a topic of much debate. Recent studies provide compelling evidence that these cells are capable of recognizing allogeneic entities and mediate graft rejection via direct cytotoxicity and priming of alloreactive T cells...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713094/the-use-of-various-models-of-chronic-immobilization-stress-in-experimental-studies
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Mykhailo M Koptev, Nataliia I Vynnyk
INTRODUCTION: Stress is defined as a complex of protective and disturbing responses of the organism, generated in the process of the evolution, which occur as a result of neuroendocrine and metabolic alterations in response to the impact of emergency or pathological factors. Hence, stress is an important link of the adaptive mechanism; however, its adverse course can contribute to pathogenesis of many diseases. The problem of stress, which has been under study for years, is still a relevant topic to be investigated...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703889/implementation-of-a-new-blood-cooler-insert-and-tracking-technology-with-educational-initiatives-and-its-effect-on-reducing-red-blood-cell-wastage
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Emmanuel A Fadeyi, Wanda Emery, Julie H Simmons, Mary Rose Jones, Gregory J Pomper
BACKGROUND: The objective was to report a successful implementation of a blood cooler insert and tracking technology with educational initiatives and its effect on reducing red blood cell (RBC) wastage. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The blood bank database was used to quantify and categorize total RBC units issued in blood coolers from January 2010 to December 2015 with and without the new inserts throughout the hospital. Radiofrequency identification tags were used with special software to monitor blood cooler tracking...
July 13, 2017: Transfusion
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