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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330304/elicitation-of-gymnemic-acid-production-in-cell-suspension-cultures-of-gymnema-sylvestre-r-br-through-endophytic-fungi
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Vasudeva Reddy Netala, Venkata Subbaiah Kotakadi, Susmila Aparna Gaddam, Sukhendu Bikash Ghosh, Vijaya Tartte
The enhancement of plant secondary metabolite production in cell suspension cultures through biotic or abiotic elicitation has become a potential biotechnological approach for commercialization or large-scale production of bioactive compounds. Gymnema sylvestre R.Br. is an important medicinal plant, rich in a group of oleanane triterpenoid saponins called gymnemic acid, well known for its anti-diabetic activity. Two endophytic fungal strains were isolated from the leaves of G. sylvestre and identified as Polyancora globosa and Xylaria sp...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330283/multiplex-pcr-for-simultaneous-identification-of-e-coli-o157-h7-salmonella-spp-and-l-monocytogenes-in-food
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Thuy Trang Nguyen, Vo Van Giau, Tuong Kha Vo
The rapid detection of pathogens in food is becoming increasingly critical for ensuring the safety of consumers, since the majority of food-borne illnesses and deaths are caused by pathogenic bacteria. Hence, rapid, sensitive, inexpensive and convenient approaches to detect food-borne pathogenic bacteria is essential in controlling food safety. In this study, a multiplex PCR assay for the rapid and simultaneous detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes was established...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330218/bacterial-carrageenases-an-overview-of-production-and-biotechnological-applications
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Prakram Singh Chauhan, Arunika Saxena
Carrageenan, one of the phycocolloids is a sulfated galactan made up of linear chains of galactose and 3,6-anhydrogalactose with alternating α-(1 → 3) and β-(1 → 4) linkages and further classified based on the number and the position of sulfated ester(s); κ-, ι- and λ-carrageenan. Enzymes which degrade carrageenans are called k-, ι-, and λ-carrageenases. They all are endohydrolases that cleave the internal β-(1-4) linkages of carrageenans yielding products of the oligo-carrageenans. These enzymes are produced only by bacteria specifically gram negative bacteria...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330115/phylogenetic-and-metabolic-diversity-of-tunisian-forest-wood-degrading-fungi-a-wealth-of-novelties-and-opportunities-for-biotechnology
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Dalel Daâssi, Héla Zouari-Mechichi, Lassaad Belbahri, Jorge Barriuso, María Jesús Martínez, Moncef Nasri, Tahar Mechichi
In this study, 51 fungal strains were isolated from decaying wood samples collected from forests located in the Northwest of Tunisia in the vicinity of Bousalem, Ain Draham and Kef. Phylogenetic analysis based on the sequences of the internal transcribed spacers of the ribosomal DNA showed a high diversity among the 51 fungal isolates collection. Representatives of 25 genera and 29 species were identified, most of which were members of one of the following phyla (Ascomycota, Basidiomycota and Zygomycota). In addition to the phylogenetic diversity, a high diversity of secreted enzyme profiles was also detected among the fungal isolates...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329979/imaging-of-neck-masses-in-the-neonate
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Amina Ben Salem, Abir Khalfalli, Saida Jerbi, Wissem Harzallah, Fatma-Zohra Chioukh, Chiraz Hafsa, Ines Mezhoud
INTRODUCTION: Neck masses occurring in the neonatal period and early infancy consist of vascular tumors, vascular malformations, benign and malignant soft tissue tumors and other developmental lesions. Although some lesions can be diagnosed on clinical grounds, others can only be diagnosed by imaging. Beyond diagnosis, imaging plays a significant role in evaluating the location and extent of a lesion for possible intervention. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clinical series descriptive study with a retrospective examination of neonates with masses of the neck...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329902/-the-classification-of-headache-important-aspects-of-patient-s-history-and-clinical-diagnostic
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Katharina Kamm, Ruth Ruscheweyh, Ozan Eren, Andreas Straube
Headache disorders are the most occuring symptoms in human population. Basis for a successful therapy of headaches is a definite diagnosis, which needs in turn valid criteria for the graduation of headaches. Corresponding to the classification of the International Headache Society (IHS) especially relevant questions about patient's history and clinical examination lead to a diagnosis.
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329752/prevalence-and-possible-risk-factors-for-urinary-incontinence-a-cohort-study-in-the-city-of-izmir
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Omer Demir, Volkan Sen, Bora Irer, Ozan Bozkurt, Adil Esen
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and possible risk factors of urinary incontinence (UI) among women aged 18 or older living in the city of Izmir, located in the Aegean coast of Turkey. METHODS: A questionnaire and the validated International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF) were filled by urologists (O.D., V.S., A.E., O.B., and B.I.) with face-to-face interview. The participants with urge UI (UUI) and stress UI (SUI) were compared in terms of risk factors, quality of life (QoL) scores, severity of incontinence, status of doctor consultation, and total ICIQ-SF scores...
March 22, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329657/perceptions-of-indoor-vs-outdoor-tanning-risks-among-melanoma-patients-who-have-a-history-of-indoor-uv-tanning-an-international-internet-survey
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Jennifer Nergard, Chauncey Caldwell, Morgan Barr, Robert P Dellavalle, James A Solomon
IntroductionA new U.S. FDA regulation categorizes tanning beds as category II¹, and similar global regulatory action require informing users of the "risk of skin cancer" as methods to reverse the growing trend of indoor tanning. However, little is known from the patient's perspective on whether or not knowledge of risk of cancer is a deterrent to indoor tanning. Also, there is conflicting literature on the relationship between frequency of indoor tanning, age of onset and characteristics of patients' melanoma diagnoses...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329639/development-and-validation-of-the-basal-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-quality-of-life-basqol-questionnaire
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Rick Waalboer-Spuij, Loes M Hollestein, Reinier Timman, Lonneke V Van de Poll-Franse, Tamar E C Nijsten
Health-related quality of life is increasingly important in the management of patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). A few disease-specific questionnaires exist, but all with substantial flaws. We developed and validated a quality of life questionnaire suitable for use in all BCC and SCC patients. In an extensive four-phase trajectory, as recommended by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), 33 items were selected and rephrased into a preliminary questionnaire...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329540/acral-keratoses-and-squamous-cell-carcinomas-likely-associated-with-arsenic-exposure
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Amelia K Hausauer, Rachel Hoffmann, Vitaly Terushkin, Shane A Meehan, Alisa N Femia, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz
Chronic arsenic exposure is known to inducepunctate keratoses with an increased risk ofprimary squamous-cell carcinoma. Drinking wateris currently the major source of arsenic exposureworldwide and is considered one of the mostsubstantial environmental carcinogens. We describethe case of a 61-year-old Hungarian woman withscattered, acral, hyperkeratotic papules and a historyof five palmoplantar squamous-cell carcinomasas well as two other extremity non-melanomaskin cancers. Prior to immigration, she had livedin a county of Southern Hungary that is known tohave elevated concentrations of inorganic arsenicin the drinking water above the World HealthOrganization's current maximum threshold forsafety...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329423/does-the-vulnerability-paradox-in-ptsd-apply-to-women-and-men-an-exploratory-study
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Michel L A Dückers, Miranda Olff
Recent research suggests that greater country vulnerability is associated with a decreased, rather than increased, risk of mental health problems. Because societal parameters may have gender-specific implications, our objective was to explore whether the "vulnerability paradox" equally applies to women and men. Lifetime posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prevalence data for women and men were retrieved from 11 population studies (N = 57,031): conducted in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329380/subclinical-thyroid-dysfunction-and-cardiovascular-diseases-2016-update
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Carmen Floriani, Baris Gencer, Tinh-Hai Collet, Nicolas Rodondi
Subclinical thyroid dysfunction comprises subclinical hypothyroidism (SHypo), defined as elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) by normal free thyroxine (FT4), and subclinical hyperthyroidism (SHyper) with decreased or undetectable TSH and normal FT4. Up to 10% of the elderly have SHypo, which is usually asymptomatic. Individual participant data (IPD) analyses of prospective cohort studies from the international Thyroid Studies Collaboration show that SHypo is associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality [hazard ratio (HR) 1,58 for TSH ≥ 10 mIU/L, 95% CI 1...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329355/international-recommendations-for-electrocardiographic-interpretation-in-athletes
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Sanjay Sharma, Jonathan A Drezner, Aaron Baggish, Michael Papadakis, Mathew G Wilson, Jordan M Prutkin, Andre La Gerche, Michael J Ackerman, Mats Borjesson, Jack C Salerno, Irfan M Asif, David S Owens, Eugene H Chung, Michael S Emery, Victor F Froelicher, Hein Heidbuchel, Carmen Adamuz, Chad A Asplund, Gordon Cohen, Kimberly G Harmon, Joseph C Marek, Silvana Molossi, Josef Niebauer, Hank F Pelto, Marco V Perez, Nathan R Riding, Tess Saarel, Christian M Schmied, David M Shipon, Ricardo Stein, Victoria L Vetter, Antonio Pelliccia, Domenico Corrado
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport. A variety of mostly hereditary, structural, or electrical cardiac disorders are associated with SCD in young athletes, the majority of which can be identified or suggested by abnormalities on a resting 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). Whether used for diagnostic or screening purposes, physicians responsible for the cardiovascular care of athletes should be knowledgeable and competent in ECG interpretation in athletes. However, in most countries a shortage of physician expertise limits wider application of the ECG in the care of the athlete...
February 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329347/off-treatment-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-dna-levels-and-the-prediction-of-relapse-after-discontinuation-of-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-prospective-stop-study
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Jiawei Cao, Heng Chi, Tao Yu, Zhandong Li, Bettina E Hansen, Xiaoyong Zhang, Chunxiu Zhong, Jian Sun, Jinlin Hou, Harry L A Janssen, Jie Peng
Background.: The optimal management remains unknown after nucleos(t)ide analogue (NA) discontinuation in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). This prospective study investigated the role of off-treatment viral kinetics in predicting relapse after discontinuation of NA therapy. Methods.: A total of 82 noncirrhotic Asian patients with CHB who discontinued NA therapy according to international guidelines were prospectively followed. Patients with a hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA level of >2000 IU/mL and an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level of >2 times the upper limit of normal (clinical relapse) were retreated...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329325/comparison-of-radial-and-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-disease%C3%A2
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Dmitry Pevni, Yanai Ben-Gal, Rephael Mohr, Nadav Teich, Zvi Raviv, Amir Kramer, Yosef Paz, Benjamin Medalion, Nahum Nesher
OBJECTIVES: The composite T-graft with radial artery (RA) attached end-to-side to the left internal thoracic artery (ITA) provides arterial myocardial revascularization without the increased risk of deep sternal wound infection associated with harvesting 2 ITAs. However, many surgeons are reluctant to use RA in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) due to concerns regarding the quality of the conduit in this subset of patients. The purpose of this study is to compare early- and long-term outcomes of arterial grafting with bilateral ITAs (BITA) to that of single ITA and RA in patients with PVD...
March 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329322/utilization-and-in-hospital-complications-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-trends-in-the-united-states-from-2003-to-2013
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Seyed Mohammadreza Hosseini, Kasra Moazzami, Guy Rozen, Jeena Vaid, Ahmed Saleh, E Kevin Heist, Mark Vangel, Jeremy N Ruskin
Aims: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in selected patients with heart failure. We sought to investigate the utilization and in-hospital complications of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and pacemaker (CRT-P) implantations in the United States from 2003 to 2013. Methods and results: Patients receiving CRT-D or CRT-P were identified in the National Inpatient Sample database (NIS), using the International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision-Clinical Modification procedure codes...
March 13, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329311/comparative-effectiveness-of-high-dose-versus-standard-dose-influenza-vaccines-among-us-medicare-beneficiaries-in-preventing-postinfluenza-deaths-during-2012-2013-and-2013-2014
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David K Shay, Yoganand Chillarige, Jeffrey Kelman, Richard A Forshee, Ivo M Foppa, Michael Wernecke, Yun Lu, Jill M Ferdinands, Arjun Iyengar, Alicia M Fry, Chris Worrall, Hector S Izurieta
Background.: Recipients of high-dose vs standard-dose influenza vaccines have fewer influenza illnesses. We evaluated the comparative effectiveness of high-dose vaccine in preventing postinfluenza deaths during 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, when influenza viruses and vaccines were similar. Methods.: We identified Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥65 years who received high-dose or standard-dose vaccines in community-located pharmacies offering both vaccines. The primary outcome was death in the 30 days following an inpatient or emergency department encounter listing an influenza International of Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329309/changes-in-oral-anticoagulation-for-elective-cardioversion-results-from-a-european-cardioversion-registry
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Judit Papp, Endre Zima, Ramon Bover, Rasa Karaliute, Andrea Rossi, Catherine Szymanski, Rossella Troccoli, Jonas Schneider, Morten Wang Fagerland, A John Camm, Dan Atar
Aims: In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) pharmacological or electrical cardioversion may be performed to restore sinus rhythm. The procedure is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic events, which can be significantly reduced by adequate anticoagulation (OAC). Our aim was to create a partly prospective, partly retrospective cardioversion registry, particularly focusing on OAC strategies in different European countries, and on emerging choice of OAC over time. Methods: From September 2014 to October 2015, cardioversions due to AF performed in six European city hospitals in five European countries (Hungary: Budapest-1 and -2; Italy: Bari and Pisa; France: Amiens; Spain: Madrid; and Lithuania: Kaunas) were recorded in the registry...
March 17, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329299/rational-and-design-of-eurocrt-an-international-observational-study-on-multi-modality-imaging-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Erwan Donal, Victoria Delgado, Julien Magne, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Christophe Leclercq, Bernard Cosyns, Marta Sitges, Thor Edvardsen, Elif Sade, Ivan Stankovic, Eustachio Agricola, Maurizio Galderisi, Patrizio Lancellotti, Alfredo Hernandez, Sven Plein, Denisa Muraru, Ehud Schwammenthal, Gerhard Hindricks, Bogdan A Popescu, Gilbert Habib
Aims: Assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (LVEF) with cardiac imaging is important in the selection of patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Several observational studies have explored the role of imaging-derived LV dyssynchrony parameters to predict the response to CRT, but have yielded inconsistent results, precluding the inclusion of imaging-derived LV dyssynchrony parameters in current guidelines for selection of patients for CRT. METHODS: The EuroCRT is a large European multicentre prospective observational study led by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329294/coronary-revascularization-vs-medical-therapy-following-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-patients-with-low-intermediate-and-high-risk-coronary-artery-disease-results-from-the-confirm-long-term-registry
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Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Fay Y Lin, Heidi Gransar, Daniel Berman, Tracy Callister, Augustin DeLago, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Mouaz Al-Mallah, Matthew Budoff, Philipp Kaufmann, Stephan Achenbach, Gilbert Raff, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Todd Villines, Yong-Jin Kim, Jonathon Leipsic, Gudrun Feuchtner, Ronen Rubinshtein, Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Hugo Marques, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Benjamin J W Chow, Ricardo C Cury, Allison Dunning, Leslee Shaw, James K Min
Aims: To identify the effect of early revascularization on 5-year survival in patients with CAD diagnosed by coronary-computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). Methods and results: We examined 5544 stable patients with suspected CAD undergoing CCTA who were followed a median of 5.5 years in a large international registry. Patients were categorized as having low-, intermediate-, or high-risk CAD based on CCTA findings. Two treatment groups were defined: early revascularization within 90 days of CCTA (n = 1171) and medical therapy (n = 4373)...
March 16, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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