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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719285/trial-of-a-novel-intervention-to-improve-multiple-food-hygiene-behaviors-in-nepal
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Om Prasad Gautam, Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Sandy Cairncross, Sue Cavill, Valerie Curtis
AbstractIn this study, we report on the results of a trial of an intervention to improve five food hygiene behaviors among mothers of young children in rural Nepal. This novel intervention targeted five behaviors; cleanliness of serving utensils, handwashing with soap before feeding, proper storage of cooked food, and thorough reheating and water treatment. Based on formative research and a creative process using the Behavior-Centered Design approach, an innovative intervention package was designed and delivered over a period of 3 months...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691702/corrigendum-genetic-interactions-and-functional-analyses-of-the-fission-yeast-gsk3-and-amk2-single-and-double-mutants-defective-in-torc1-dependent-processes
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Charalampos Rallis, StJohn Townsend, Jürg Bähler
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep44257.
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687923/lapatinib-with-whole-brain-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-breast-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-phase-ii-study-of-the-hellenic-cooperative-oncology-group-hecog
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Christos Christodoulou, Anna Kalogera-Fountzila, Vasilios Karavasilis, George Kouvatseas, Christos N Papandreou, Epaminontas Samantas, Kalliopi Varaki, Georgios Papadopoulos, Mattheos Bobos, Grigorios Rallis, Evangelia Razis, Athina Goudopoulou, Konstantine T Kalogeras, Konstantinos N Syrigos, George Fountzilas
Small molecules, mainly tyrosine kinase inhibitors, are currently used in various malignancies. Lapatinib, a dual inhibitor of EGFR/HER2 tyrosine kinases, has demonstrated effectiveness in brain metastases from HER2-overexpressing breast cancer. It also appears to sensitize EGFR-expressing cell lines to radiation. To evaluate the efficacy of lapatinib in combination with whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and breast cancer, as assessed by volumetric analysis by MRI...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659850/increased-complexities-in-visual-search-behavior-in-skilled-players-for-a-self-paced-aiming-task
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Jingyi S Chia, Stephen F Burns, Laura A Barrett, Jia Y Chow
The badminton serve is an important shot for winning a rally in a match. It combines good technique with the ability to accurately integrate visual information from the shuttle, racket, opponent, and intended landing point. Despite its importance and repercussive nature, to date no study has looked at the visual search behaviors during badminton service in the singles discipline. Unlike anticipatory tasks (e.g., shot returns), the serve presents an opportunity to explore the role of visual search behaviors in movement control for self-paced tasks...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638821/the-tor-signaling-pathway-in-spatial-and-temporal-control-of-cell-size-and-growth
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Suam Gonzalez, Charalampos Rallis
Cell size is amenable by genetic and environmental factors. The highly conserved nutrient-responsive Target of Rapamycin (TOR) signaling pathway regulates cellular metabolic status and growth in response to numerous inputs. Timing and duration of TOR pathway activity is pivotal for both cell mass built up as well as cell cycle progression and is controlled and fine-tuned by the abundance and quality of nutrients, hormonal signals, growth factors, stress, and oxygen. TOR kinases function within two functionally and structurally discrete multiprotein complexes, TORC1 and TORC2, that are implicated in temporal and spatial control of cell size and growth respectively; however, recent data indicate that such functional distinctions are much more complex...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607789/unilateral-enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome-and-bilateral-endolymphatic-hydrops
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Massimo Ralli, Giuseppe Nola, Luca Sparvoli, Giovanni Ralli
Enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) syndrome is a common congenital inner ear malformation characterized by a vestibular aqueduct with a diameter larger than 1.5 mm, mixed or sensorineural hearing loss that ranges from mild to profound, and vestibular disorders that may be present with a range from mild imbalance to episodic objective vertigo. In our study, we present the case of a patient with unilateral enlarged vestibular aqueduct and bilateral endolymphatic hydrops (EH). EH was confirmed through anamnestic history and audiological exams; EVA was diagnosed using high-resolution CT scans and MRI images...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605460/modmaps3d-an-interactive-webtool-for-the-quantification-and-3d-visualization-of-interrelationships-in-a-dataset-of-dna-sequences
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Rallis Karamichalis, Lila Kari
Summary: MoDMaps3D (Molecular Distance Maps 3D) is an alignment-free, fast, computationally lightweight webtool for computing and visualizing the interrelationships within any dataset of DNA sequences, based on pairwise comparisons between their oligomer compositions. MoDMaps3D is a general-purpose interactive webtool that is free of any requirements on sequence composition, position of the sequences in their respective genomes, presence or absence of similarity or homology, sequence length, or even sequence origin (biological or computer-generated)...
June 10, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601738/evaluation-of-a-women-group-led-health-communication-program-in-haryana-india
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Manmeet Kaur, Nidhi Jaswal, Anil Kumar Saddi
BACKGROUND: Sakshar Mahila Smooh (SMS) program was launched in rural areas of Haryana in India during 2008. A total of 6788 SMSs, each having 5-10 literate women, were equipped to enhance health communication. We carried out process evaluation of this program as an external agency. METHODOLOGY: After a review of program documents, a random sample survey of Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs), SMS members, and village women was conducted. Out of four divisions of the state, one was randomly chosen, which had five districts...
June 4, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582628/energetic-demand-and-physical-conditioning-of-table-tennis-players-a-study-review
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Alessandro Moura Zagatto, Miran Kondric, Beat Knechtle, Pantelis Theo Nikolaidis, Billy Sperlich
Table tennis is a racket sport characterised by an intermittent movement profile, including short rallies interspersed with short breaks. In contrast to other racket sports, information is lacking regarding the: (i) physiological responses during table tennis matches and training; and (ii) practical recommendations for enhancing aerobic and anaerobic performance in table tennis by improving cardio-metabolic and neuro-muscular fitness, anthropometry and nutritional strategies. Therefore, this review article attempts to narratively provide an overview of the physiology of table tennis by describing the metabolic mechanisms underlying match play and outlining a framework for practical recommendations for improving cardio-metabolic and neuro-muscular fitness, anthropometry as well as nutritional strategies...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553764/somatosensory-tinnitus-current-evidence-and-future-perspectives
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Massimo Ralli, Antonio Greco, Rosaria Turchetta, Giancarlo Altissimi, Marco de Vincentiis, Giancarlo Cianfrone
In some individuals, tinnitus can be modulated by specific maneuvers of the temporomandibular joint, head and neck, eyes, and limbs. Neuroplasticity seems to play a central role in this capacity for modulation, suggesting that abnormal interactions between the sensory modalities, sensorimotor systems, and neurocognitive and neuroemotional networks may contribute to the development of somatosensory tinnitus. Current evidence supports a link between somatic disorders and higher modulation of tinnitus, especially in patients with a normal hearing threshold...
June 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539981/bullous-lichen-planus-a-review
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REVIEW
Angeliki Liakopoulou, Efstathios Rallis
Bullous lichen planus is a rare variant of lichen planus. It is characterized by vesicles or bullae, which usually develop in the context of pre-existing LP lesions. It is often misdiagnosed and should be differentiated from other subepidermal bullous diseases especially lichen planus pemphigoides. The diagnosis is based on clinical suspicion and is confirmed by histopathology and immunofluoresence. The clinical features of bullous lichen planus include typical lichen planus lesions, accompanied by the formation of bullae on the affected or perilesional skin...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523941/lifestyle-as-medicine-the-case-for-a-true-health-initiative
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David L Katz, Elizabeth P Frates, Jonathan P Bonnet, Sanjay K Gupta, Erkki Vartiainen, Richard H Carmona
The power of lifestyle as medicine was perceived thousands of years ago. There is now consistent and compelling science to support the important influence of lifestyle on health. Approximately 80% of chronic disease and premature death could be prevented by not smoking, being physically active, and adhering to a healthful dietary pattern. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia, and cancer are all influenced by lifestyle choices. Despite the ample evidence about what behaviors promote health, confusion still prevails among the general population...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495488/vascular-age-rr-ally-rally-and-vascular-speed-based-on-score-relations-between-new-concepts-of-cardiovascular-prevention
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José I Cuende
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480802/optimization-of-fecal-cytology-in-the-dog-comparison-of-three-sampling-methods
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Petros S Frezoulis, Elisavet Angelidou, Anastasia Diakou, Timoleon S Rallis, Mathios E Mylonakis
Dry-mount fecal cytology (FC) is a component of the diagnostic evaluation of gastrointestinal diseases. There is limited information on the possible effect of the sampling method on the cytologic findings of healthy dogs or dogs admitted with diarrhea. We aimed to: (1) establish sampling method-specific expected values of selected cytologic parameters (isolated or clustered epithelial cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, macrophages, spore-forming rods) in clinically healthy dogs; (2) investigate if the detection of cytologic abnormalities differs among methods in dogs admitted with diarrhea; and (3) investigate if there is any association between FC abnormalities and the anatomic origin (small- or large-bowel diarrhea) or the chronicity of diarrhea...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467284/clinical-topographical-anatomy-of-the-gastro-oesophageal-junction-in-the-cat
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Agni Voutsinou, Lysimachos G Papazoglou, Ioannis Antonopoulos, Timoleon S Rallis
Objectives The purpose of the present study was to describe histologically the gastro-oesophageal junction in the cat and interrelationships of this region. Our hypothesis was that cats are devoid of abdominal oesophagus. Methods Three centimetres of the terminal oesophagus, the phreno-oesophageal membrane with 1-2 cm margins of the diaphragmatic crural muscle and the proximal 3 cm of the gastric cardia were obtained from nine domestic shorthair cats and one domestic longhair cat that were euthanased for reasons other than digestive tract pathology...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446533/prognostic-evaluation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-genotype-and-phenotype-parameters-in-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Sofia Levva, Vassiliki Kotoula, Ioannis Kostopoulos, Kyriaki Manousou, Christos Papadimitriou, Kyriaki Papadopoulou, Sotiris Lakis, Kyriakos Koukoulias, Vasilios Karavasilis, George Pentheroudakis, Eufemia Balassi, Flora Zagouri, Ioannis G Kaklamanos, Dimitrios Pectasides, Evangelia Razis, Gerasimos Aravantinos, Pavlos Papakostas, Dimitrios Bafaloukos, Grigorios Rallis, Helen Gogas, George Fountzilas
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) aberrations have been implicated in the pathogenesis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) but their impact on prognosis and, therefore, druggability, remain controversial. Herein, we studied EGFR aberrations at different molecular levels and assessed their prognostic impact in patients with operable TNBC treated with adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated the prognostic impact of EGFR gene status by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), EGFR coding mutations by Sanger and next-generation sequencing, relative EGFR messenger RNA (mRNA) levels by qPCR (upper quartile) and EGFR and p53 protein expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC), in 352 centrally-assessed tumors from an equal number of TNBC patients...
May 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435476/successful-treatment-of-bullous-lichen-planus-with-acitretin-monotherapy-review-of-treatment-options-for-bullous-lichen-planus-and-case-report
#17
Efstathios Rallis, Angeliki Liakopoulou, Constantinos Christodoulopoulos, Alexandros Katoulis
BACKGROUND: Bullous lichen planus (BLP) is a rare variant of lichen planus, characterized by the development of vesicular and bullous lesions, of skin, nails, hair and/or mucosa. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We present a case of 63-year-old woman with BLP, unresponsive to previous therapies with topical corticosteroids, topical calcipotriol, antihistamines and oral cyclosporine (4 mg/kg/day for 4 months). She was already receiving treatment for arterial hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415915/evaluation-of-dogs-with-macroscopic-haematuria-a-retrospective-study-of-162-cases-2003-2010
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K K Adamama-Moraitou, D Pardali, N N Prassinos, G Menexes, M N Patsikas, T S Rallis
AIMS: To retrospectively describe clinical features of dogs that were presented to a small animal clinic between 2003-10 with macroscopic haematuria, and investigate whether signalment of the dog and severity and duration of the haematuria at admission were associated with specific aetiologies. METHODS: Medical records were evaluated of 162 dogs with macroscopic haematuria admitted to a University-based small animal clinic in Thessaloniki, Greece, from January 2003 to December 2010...
May 3, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407387/gigging-benzene
#19
Quang H Luu, Tobias Fiedler, John A Gladysz
Go Aggies! Go Chemikers! The word "gig" applies to a multipronged metal tool for hunting frogs and fish. It constitutes part of a rallying cry, "gig 'em" that inspires Texas A&M Aggies to victory in athletic and academic competitions. This Highlight examines recent victories in the C....._ C cleavage of benzene made possible by a four-pronged iridium gig that yields a "spring-loaded" norbornadiene-like structure with significant ring strain.
April 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400894/surgical-suturing-induced-melanocytic-nevi-a-new-type-of-eruptive-melanocytic-nevi
#20
Alexander C Katoulis, Dimitrios Sgouros, Giuseppe Argenziano, Efstathios Rallis, Ioannis Panayiotides, Dimitrios Rigopoulos
BACKGROUND: Nevogenesis is a complex process involving several pathogenetic mechanisms, including genetic factors, hormonal influences and UV-radiation. Trauma has been described as a triggering factor for an alternative pathway of nevogenesis. Eruptive melanocytic nevi (EMN), related either to immunosuppression or to blistering disorders, represent a special type of nevi probably induced by the disruption of the dermo-epidermal junction and consequent proliferation of quiescent pigment cells during re-epithelization...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
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