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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342264/effect-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-on-glycemic-control-acute-admissions-and-quality-of-life-a-real-world-study
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Sara Charleer, Chantal Mathieu, Frank Nobels, Christophe De Block, Regis P Radermecker, Michel P Hermans, Youri Taes, Chris Vercammen, Guy T'Sjoen, Laurent Crenier, Steffen Fieuws, Bart Keymeulen, Pieter Gillard
Context: Randomized controlled trials evaluating real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) show improved glycemic control, but limited data are available on real-world use. Objective: To assess impact of RT-CGM in real-world settings on glycemic control, hospital admissions, work absenteeism and quality of life (QOL). Design: Prospective, observational, multicenter, cohort study. Participants: Five hundred fifteen adults with T1D on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy starting in the Belgian RT-CGM reimbursement program...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342194/tolerance-to-mild-salinity-stress-in-japonica-rice-a-genome-wide-association-mapping-study-highlights-calcium-signaling-and-metabolism-genes
#2
Julien Frouin, Antoine Languillaume, Justine Mas, Delphine Mieulet, Arnaud Boisnard, Axel Labeyrie, Mathilde Bettembourg, Charlotte Bureau, Eve Lorenzini, Muriel Portefaix, Patricia Turquay, Aurore Vernet, Christophe Périn, Nourollah Ahmadi, Brigitte Courtois
Salinity tolerance is an important quality for European rice grown in river deltas. We evaluated the salinity tolerance of a panel of 235 temperate japonica rice accessions genotyped with 30,000 SNP markers. The panel was exposed to mild salt stress (50 mM NaCl; conductivity of 6 dS m-1) at the seedling stage. Eight different root and shoot growth parameters were measured for both the control and stressed treatments. The Na+ and K+ mass fractions of the stressed plants were measured using atomic absorption spectroscopy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342145/the-gram-negative-bacterial-periplasm-size-matters
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Samuel I Miller, Nina R Salama
Gram-negative bacteria are surrounded by two membrane bilayers separated by a space termed the periplasm. The periplasm is a multipurpose compartment separate from the cytoplasm whose distinct reducing environment allows more efficient and diverse mechanisms of protein oxidation, folding, and quality control. The periplasm also contains structural elements and important environmental sensing modules, and it allows complex nanomachines to span the cell envelope. Recent work indicates that the size or intermembrane distance of the periplasm is controlled by periplasmic lipoproteins that anchor the outer membrane to the periplasmic peptidoglycan polymer...
January 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341852/emissions-of-organic-compounds-from-produced-water-ponds-ii-evaluation-of-flux-chamber-measurements-with-inverse-modeling-techniques
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Huy N Q Tran, Seth N Lyman, Marc L Mansfield, Trevor O'Neil, Richard L Bowers, Ann P Smith, Cara Keslar
In this study, we apply two different dispersion models to evaluate flux chamber measurements of emissions of 58 organic compounds, including C2-C11 hydrocarbons and methanol, ethanol, and isopropanol from oil and gas produced water ponds in the Uintah Basin. Field measurement campaigns using the flux chamber technique were performed at a limited number of produced water ponds in the Basin throughout 2013-2016. Inverse modeling results showed significantly higher emissions than were measured by the flux chamber...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341257/bottom-up-fabrication-of-semiconductive-metal-organic-framework-ultrathin-films
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Víctor Rubio-Giménez, Marta Galbiati, Javier Castells-Gil, Neyvis Almora-Barrios, José Navarro-Sánchez, Garin Escorcia-Ariza, Michele Mattera, Thomas Arnold, Jonathan Rawle, Sergio Tatay, Eugenio Coronado, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo
Though generally considered insulating, recent progress on the discovery of conductive porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) offers new opportunities for their integration as electroactive components in electronic devices. Compared to classical semiconductors, these metal-organic hybrids combine the crystallinity of inorganic materials with easier chemical functionalization and processability. Still, future development depends on the ability to produce high-quality films with fine control over their orientation, crystallinity, homogeneity, and thickness...
January 17, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341199/timing-of-gamma-irradiation-and-blood-donor-sex-influences-in-vitro-characteristics-of-red-blood-cells
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Dirk de Korte, Louis Thibault, Wiebke Handke, Sarah K Harm, Alex Morrison, Aine Fitzpatrick, Denese C Marks, Qi-Long Yi, Jason P Acker
BACKGROUND: There are few studies investigating the effect of irradiation on red blood cells (RBCs) during storage. This study analyzed changes in in vitro quality of RBCs irradiated at several points during storage with the aim of providing evidence to support current maximum pre- and postirradiation storage limits. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Each of seven participating centers produced four pools of 7 standard RBC units (SAGM, AS-3, or PAGGSM), which were then split back into 7 units...
January 17, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341138/model-fitting-for-small-skin-permeability-data-sets-hyperparameter-optimisation-in-gaussian-process-regression
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Parivash Ashrafi, Yi Sun, Neil Davey, Roderick G Adams, Simon C Wilkinson, Gary Patrick Moss
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate how to improve predictions from Gaussian Process models by optimising the model hyperparameters. METHODS: Optimisation methods, including Grid Search, Conjugate Gradient, Random Search, Evolutionary Algorithm and Hyper-prior, were evaluated and applied to previously published data. Data sets were also altered in a structured manner to reduce their size, which retained the range, or 'chemical space' of the key descriptors to assess the effect of the data range on model quality...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341130/mitochondrial-function-and-autophagy-integrating-proteotoxic-redox-and-metabolic-stress-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Jianhua Zhang, M Lillian Culp, Jason G Craver, Victor Darley-Usmar
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder with widespread neurodegeneration in the brain. Significant oxidative, reductive, metabolic, and proteotoxic alterations have been observed in PD postmortem brains. The alterations of mitochondrial function resulting in decreased bioenergetic health is important and needs to be further examined to help develop biomarkers for PD severity and prognosis. It is now becoming clear that multiple hits on metabolic and signaling pathways are likely to exacerbate PD pathogenesis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341071/anticholinergic-medication-for-antipsychotic-induced-tardive-dyskinesia
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REVIEW
Hanna Bergman, Karla Soares-Weiser
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) medication is used extensively to treat people with serious mental illnesses. However, it is associated with a wide range of adverse effects, including movement disorders. Because of this, many people treated with antipsychotic medication also receive anticholinergic drugs in order to reduce some of the associated movement side-effects. However, there is also a suggestion from animal experiments that the chronic administration of anticholinergics could cause tardive dyskinesia...
January 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341067/vitamin-e-for-antipsychotic-induced-tardive-dyskinesia
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REVIEW
Karla Soares-Weiser, Nicola Maayan, Hanna Bergman
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) medication is used extensively to treat people with chronic mental illnesses. Its use, however, is associated with adverse effects, including movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia (TD) - a problem often seen as repetitive involuntary movements around the mouth and face. Vitamin E has been proposed as a treatment to prevent or decrease TD. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine the clinical effects of vitamin E in people with schizophrenia or other chronic mental illness who had developed antipsychotic-induced TD...
January 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341066/cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-for-perioperative-monitoring-of-brain-oxygenation-in-children-and-adults
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REVIEW
Yun Yu, Kaiying Zhang, Ling Zhang, Huantao Zong, Lingzhong Meng, Ruquan Han
BACKGROUND: Various techniques have been employed for the early detection of perioperative cerebral ischaemia and hypoxia. Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is increasingly used in this clinical scenario to monitor brain oxygenation. However, it is unknown whether perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and the subsequent treatment strategies are of benefit to patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and corresponding treatment strategies in adults and children, compared with blinded or no cerebral oxygenation monitoring, or cerebral oxygenation monitoring based on non-NIRS technologies, on the detection of cerebral oxygen desaturation events (CDEs), neurological outcomes, non-neurological outcomes and socioeconomic impact (including cost of hospitalization and length of hospital stay)...
January 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340828/hiatal-hernia-recurrence-following-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-and-posterior-cruroplasty-intermediate-term-outcomes
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Kais A Rona, James M Tatum, Joerg Zehetner, Katrin Schwameis, Carol Chow, Kamran Samakar, Adrian Dobrowolsky, Caitlin C Houghton, Nikolai Bildzukewicz, John C Lipham
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported short-term outcomes after hiatal hernia repair (HHR) at the time of magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Here we report intermediate-term outcomes and hernia recurrence rate after concomitant MSA and HHR. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent repair of a hiatal hernia 3 cm or larger at the time of MSA implantation between May 2009 and December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340756/differential-effect-of-a-patient-education-transition-intervention-in-adolescents-with-ibd-vs-diabetes
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Silke Schmidt, Henriette Markwart, Franziska Bomba, Holger Muehlan, Annette Findeisen, Martina Kohl, Ingo Menrath, Ute Thyen
Patient education programs (PEPs) to improve disease management are part of standard and regular treatment in adolescents with diabetes. In Germany, youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) receive individual counseling but not PEPs in group settings. Generic PEPs have been developed in order to improve transition from child-centered to adolescent health services. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of a transition-oriented PEP on quality of life (QoL) and self-management in young patients with IBD (PEP naive), compared to patients with diabetes (familiar with PEPs)...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340541/safety-criteria-to-start-early-mobilization-in-intensive-care-units-systematic-review
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Thais Martins Albanaz da Conceição, Ana Inês Gonzáles, Fernanda Cabral Xavier Sarmento de Figueiredo, Danielle Soares Rocha Vieira, Daiana Cristine Bündchen
Mobilization of critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units should be performed based on safety criteria. The aim of the present review was to establish which safety criteria are most often used to start early mobilization for patients under mechanical ventilation admitted to intensive care units. Articles were searched in the PubMed, PEDro, LILACS, Cochrane and CINAHL databases; randomized and quasi-randomized clinical trials, cohort studies, comparative studies with or without simultaneous controls, case series with 10 or more consecutive cases and descriptive studies were included...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340504/strategies-to-optimize-medline-and-embase-search-strategies-for-anesthesiology-systematic-reviews-an-experimental-study
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Enilze de Souza Nogueira Volpato, Marluci Betini, Maria Eduarda Puga, Arnav Agarwal, Antônio José Maria Cataneo, Luciane Dias de Oliveira, Rodrigo Bazan, Leandro Gobbo Braz, José Eduardo Guimarães Pereira, Regina El Dib
BACKGROUND: A high-quality electronic search is essential for ensuring accuracy and comprehensiveness among the records retrieved when conducting systematic reviews. Therefore, we aimed to identify the most efficient method for searching in both MEDLINE (through PubMed) and EMBASE, covering search terms with variant spellings, direct and indirect orders, and associations with MeSH and EMTREE terms (or lack thereof). DESIGN AND SETTING: Experimental study. UNESP, Brazil...
January 15, 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340457/diet-quality-of-patients-with-chronic-chagas-disease-in-a-tertiary-hospital-a-case-control-study
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Mariana Pereira de Castilhos, Grazielle Vilas Bôas Huguenin, Paulo Rogério Melo Rodrigues, Emília Matos do Nascimento, Basílio de Bragança Pereira, Roberto Coury Pedrosa
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional status has been implicated in the modulation of the immune response, possibly augmenting the pathogenesis of Chagas disease (Cd). We evaluated diet quality and nutritional status in adults and elderly patients with chronic Cd in a tertiary hospital. METHODS: A case-control study of Cd patients was conducted, paired for gender, age, and co-morbidities with non-Cd patients. Anthropometric measurements and food frequency questionnaire was used, and diet quality was assessed by the Brazilian Healthy Eating Index-Revised (BHEI-R)...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340456/new-strategy-to-improve-quality-control-of-montenegro-skin-test-at-the-production-level
#17
Deborah Carbonera Guedes, João Carlos Minozzo, Aline Kuhn Sbruzzi Pasquali, Craig Faulds, Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Vanete Thomaz-Soccol
INTRODUCTION: The production of the Montenegro antigen for skin test poses difficulties regarding quality control. Here, we propose that certain animal models reproducing a similar immune response to humans may be used in the quality control of Montenegro antigen production. METHODS: Fifteen Cavia porcellus (guinea pigs) were immunized with Leishmania amazonensis or Leishmania braziliensis , and, after 30 days, they were skin tested with standard Montenegro antigen...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340447/-why-don-t-doctors-use-early-insulinization-therapy-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-2-a-qualitative-approach-in-a-mexican-city
#18
Roberto Lagunes-Córdoba, Isaac Galindo-Guevara, Atalia Castillo Reyes, Citlalli Romero-Aparicio, Francisco Javier Rosas-Santiago
Early insulinization therapy is regarded as an efficient aid to improve long term control and quality of life in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2). Nevertheless, both patients and medical staff confront barriers in using this therapeutic tool. This study employs a qualitative approach to explore the barriers to early insulinization among medical staff from the public sector in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, México. Between 2015 and 2016, in-depth interviews were conducted with general and specialist physicians offering primary health care to patients with DM2...
October 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340350/estimating-the-importance-of-significant-risk-factors-for-early-dental-implant-failure-a-monte-carlo-simulation
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Oğuz Buhara, Salahi Pehlivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a probabilistic estimation of the strength of risk factors associated with early dental implant failure and rank them by importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed on PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and grey literature up to April 2017. A total of 368 records were identified. Following the removal of duplicate and irrelevant records, 56 were screened...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340233/crustacean-amphipods-from-marsh-ponds-a-nutritious-feed-resource-with-potential-for-application-in-integrated-multi-trophic-aquaculture
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Pablo Jiménez-Prada, Ismael Hachero-Cruzado, Inmaculada Giráldez, Catalina Fernández-Diaz, César Vilas, José Pedro Cañavate, José Manuel Guerra-García
Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, salt ponds offer coastal breeding and a nursery habitat for fishes and they provide abundant invertebrates, such as amphipods, which are potentially useful as a resource in aquaculture. Fishmeal and fish oil are necessary food resources to support aquaculture of carnivorous species due to their omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA)...
2018: PeerJ
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