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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156272/a-quantitative-assessment-of-distributions-and-sources-of-tropospheric-halocarbons-measured-in-singapore
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Sayantan Sarkar, Wei Hong Fan, Shiguo Jia, Donald R Blake, Jeffrey S Reid, Puji Lestari, Liya E Yu
This work reports the first ground-based atmospheric measurements of 26 halocarbons in Singapore, an urban-industrial city-state in Southeast (SE) Asia. A total of 166 whole air canister samples collected during two intensive 7 Southeast Asian Studies (7SEAS) campaigns (August-October 2011 and 2012) were analyzed for C1-C2 halocarbons using gas chromatography-electron capture/mass spectrometric detection. The halocarbon dataset was supplemented with measurements of selected non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs), C1-C5 alkyl nitrates, sulfur gases and carbon monoxide to better understand sources and atmospheric processes...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156258/developing-an-online-tool-for-identifying-at-risk-populations-to-wildfire-smoke-hazards
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Ambarish Vaidyanathan, Fuyuen Yip, Paul Garbe
Wildfire episodes pose a significant public health threat in the United States. Adverse health impacts associated with wildfires occur near the burn area as well as in places far downwind due to wildfire smoke exposures. Health effects associated with exposure to particulate matter arising from wildfires can range from mild eye and respiratory tract irritation to more serious outcomes such as asthma exacerbation, bronchitis, and decreased lung function. Real-time operational forecasts of wildfire smoke concentrations are available but they are not readily integrated with information on vulnerable populations necessary to identify at-risk communities during wildfire smoke episodes...
November 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156163/the-role-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-in-cartilage-repair-of-the-ankle-and-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Thomas J Chang
The Cartiva implant (Cartiva, Alpharetta, GA) is an exciting option in dramatically diminishing patient symptoms in advanced stages of hallux rigidus as well as allowing continued joint motion. The procedure does not burn many bridges in case a future revision to an arthrodesis is necessary. This advantage is in contradistinction to other current implants whereby more bone resection is required for implant placement.
January 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156085/the-association-between-burning-mouth-syndrome-and-sleep-disturbance-a-case-control-multicentre-study
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D Adamo, A Sardella, E Varoni, C Lajolo, M Biasotto, G Ottaviani, P Vescovi, T Simonazzi, M Pentenero, M Ardore, F Spadari, G Bombeccari, L Montebugnoli, D B Gissi, G Campisi, V Panzarella, M Carbone, L Valpreda, M Giuliani, M Aria, L Lo Muzio, M D Mignogna
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the quality of sleep and the psychological profiles of a large cohort of Italian patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and to clarify the relationships between these variables and pain. METHODS: In this case-control study, 200 patients with BMS versus an equal number of age and sex-matched healthy controls, recruited in 10 Universities, were enrolled. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D), Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A), Numeric Pain Intensity Scale (NRS) and Total Pain Rating Index (T-PRI) were administered...
November 20, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155712/minimum-burning-pressures-of-water-based-emulsion-explosives
#5
Richard Turcotte, Christopher M Badeen, Sandra Goldthorp
This manuscript describes a protocol to measure the minimum pressure required for sustained burning of water-based emulsion explosives. Pumping water-based emulsion explosives for blasting applications can be very hazardous, as demonstrated by a number of pump accidents around the globe in the last decades, including some that resulted in fatalities. In Canada, the recognition of this hazard has led to the development of pumping guidelines that were endorsed by both the explosives industry and the Explosive Regulatory Division of the Canadian government...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155399/green-synthesis-of-anisotropic-gold-nanoparticles-using-hordenine-and-their-antibiofilm-efficacy-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Jobina Rajkumari, Himani Meena, Muralitharan Gangatharan, Siddhardha Busi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a notorious pathogen that causes biofilm aided infections in patients with cystic fibrosis and burn wounds, resulting in significant mortality in immunocompromised individuals. This study reports a novel one-step biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using phytocompound, hordenine (HD), as a reducing and capping agent. The synthesis of the anisotropic hordenine-fabricated gold nanoparticles (HD-AuNPs) with an average particle size of 136.87 nm was achieved within 12 h of incubation at room temperature...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154673/express-spatially-resolved-temperature-measurements-above-a-burning-wood-pellet-using-diode-laser-based-two-line-atomic-fluorescence
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Jesper Borggren, Wubin Weng, Marcus Alden, Zhongshan Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154595/predictors-of-somatic-symptom-severity-the-role-of-cumulative-history-of-trauma-and-adversity-in-a-diverse-community-sample
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Tamra Burns Loeb, Nataria T Joseph, Gail E Wyatt, Muyu Zhang, Dorothy Chin, April Thames, Yvorn Aswad
OBJECTIVE: Somatic symptoms are often reported among victims of trauma, and place a significant burden on primary care health providers. We examined the relationship between lifetime histories of trauma and adversity, including aspects not previously studied (i.e., perceived discrimination), and somatic symptoms, as well as the mediating role of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and depressive symptoms. METHOD: A multiethnic community sample of 500 male and female participants (230 African American and 270 Latino) completed measures of demographic characteristics, the University of California, Los Angeles Lifetime Adversities Screener (LADS), depressive symptoms, PTSS, and somatic symptoms...
November 20, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154132/dexmedetomidine-promotes-biomimetic-non-rapid-eye-movement-stage-3-sleep-in-humans-a-pilot-study
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Oluwaseun Akeju, Lauren E Hobbs, Lei Gao, Sara M Burns, Kara J Pavone, George S Plummer, Elisa C Walsh, Tim T Houle, Seong-Eun Kim, Matt T Bianchi, Jeffrey M Ellenbogen, Emery N Brown
OBJECTIVES: Sleep, which comprises of rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM stages 1-3 (N1-N3), is a natural occurring state of decreased arousal that is crucial for normal cardiovascular, immune and cognitive function. The principal sedative drugs produce electroencephalogram beta oscillations, which have been associated with neurocognitive dysfunction. Pharmacological induction of altered arousal states that neurophysiologically approximate natural sleep, termed biomimetic sleep, may eliminate drug-induced neurocognitive dysfunction...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153255/-management-of-hypopigmented-scars-following-burn-injuries
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M Schmidt, K Serror, M Chaouat, M Mimoun, D Boccara
OBJECTIVE: Permanent hypopigmentation of burn scars is a common consequence after partial and full thickness burns that heal by secondary intent, and they can cause severe aesthetic issues. The surgical goals for effective treatment of postburn hypopigmentation are to remove scar tissues, and to produce healthy melanocytes, with minimal donor site morbidity. This article reviews the current literature about the different ways to treat hypopigmentation following burn injuries and discusses the indications...
November 15, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152909/history-of-the-worldwide-emergence-of-kawasaki-disease
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Jane C Burns
Dr. Kawasaki saw his first case of the disease that would come to bear his name in 1961. His meticulous description of the clinical syndrome persists as the case definition to the present day. This review chronicles the emergence and recognition of Kawasaki disease in Asia and Western countries and articulates the old disease/new disease controversy.
November 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152558/erratum-author-correction-using-a-smartphone-based-self-management-platform-to-support-medication-adherence-and-clinical-consultation-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Rashmi Lakshminarayana, Duolao Wang, David Burn, K Ray Chaudhuri, Clare Galtrey, Natalie Valle Guzman, Bruce Hellman, Ben James, Suvankar Pal, Jon Stamford, Malcolm Steiger, R W Stott, James Teo, Roger A Barker, Emma Wang, Bastiaan R Bloem, Martijn van der Eijk, Lynn Rochester, Adrian Williams
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/s41531-016-0003-z.].
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152518/follow-up-in-patients-with-a-burn-related-emergency-department-visit-a-feasibility-study
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H Goei, B F M Wijnen, S Mans, M A C de Jongh, C H van der Vlies, S Polinder, N E E van Loey, M E van Baar
Background: Data on epidemiology, costs, and outcomes of burn-related injuries presenting at emergency departments (EDs) are scarce. To obtain such information, a questionnaire study with an adequate response rate is imperative. There is evidence that optimized strategies can increase patient participation. However, it is unclear whether this applies to burn patients in an ED setting. The objective of this feasibility study was to optimize and evaluate patient recruitment strategy and follow-up methods in patients with burn injuries presenting at EDs...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152331/cost-effectiveness-of-massively-parallel-sequencing-for-diagnosis-of-paediatric-muscle-diseases
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Deborah Schofield, Khurshid Alam, Lyndal Douglas, Rupendra Shrestha, Daniel G MacArthur, Mark Davis, Nigel G Laing, Nigel F Clarke, Joshua Burns, Sandra T Cooper, Kathryn N North, Sarah A Sandaradura, Gina L O'Grady
Childhood-onset muscle disorders are genetically heterogeneous. Diagnostic workup has traditionally included muscle biopsy, protein-based studies of muscle specimens, and candidate gene sequencing. High throughput or massively parallel sequencing is transforming the approach to diagnosis of rare diseases; however, evidence for cost-effectiveness is lacking. Patients presenting with suspected congenital muscular dystrophy or nemaline myopathy were ascertained over a 15-year period. Patients were investigated using traditional diagnostic approaches...
2017: NPJ Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152326/development-of-a-communication-aid-for-explaining-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-genetic-test-results
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Yana Smagarinsky, Charlotte Burns, Catherine Spinks, Christopher Semsarian, Jodie Ingles
Background: Large gene panels are now commonplace for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), increasing the yield of uncertain genetic findings. Few resources exist which aim to facilitate communication of HCM genetic test results. We sought to develop, pilot, and refine a communication aid for probands receiving HCM genetic test results. Methods: Development was a multi-step process involving expertise of a multidisciplinary team, literature review, and empirical experience...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152103/myxinidin2-and-myxinidin3-suppress-inflammatory-responses-through-stat3-and-mapks-to-promote-wound-healing
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Hyo Mi Han, Sujin Ko, Min-Ju Cheong, Jeong Kyu Bang, Chang Ho Seo, Tudor Luchian, Yoonkyung Park
Skin wounds are continuously exposed to bacteria and can easily become infected. Infected wounds require antibiotic treatment, and infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are an important public health problem. Antimicrobial peptides have broad-spectrum antibacterial activity, induce little or no drug resistance and may be suitable for treating skin infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria. We previously reported the design and function of myxinidin and myxinidin analogues. Here we showed that myxinidin2 and myxinidin3 exhibit antimicrobial and anti-biofilm activities against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in high salt environments and in gelatin...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151362/elimination-of-schistosomiasis-the-tools-required
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Robert Bergquist, Xiao-Nong Zhou, David Rollinson, Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Katharina Klohe
BACKGROUND: Historically, the target in the schistosomiasis control has shifted from infection to morbidity, then back to infection, but now as a public health problem, before moving on to transmission control. Currently, all endemic countries are encouraged to increase control efforts and move towards elimination as required by the World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap for the global control of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and the WHA65.21 resolution issued by the World Health Assembly...
November 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151040/meningoencephalitis-in-a-royal-marine-after-skinning-reindeer-in-norway
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Christopher A Pollard, D S Burns, B Ho, A McD Johnston
Meningoencephalitis presenting in service personnel overseas may present a diagnostic challenge due to the broad range of potential differential diagnosis as well as the requirement for rapid assessment and treatment. A 25-year-old Royal Marine was evacuated to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham, UK, with a history of rash consistent with erythema chronicum migrans, a seizure, and lymphocytic pleocytosis after skinning reindeer in Norway. Neuroborreliosis was suspected and empirical antibiotics were administered...
November 18, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150821/cd271-mediates-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-epidermal-stem-cells-to-support-cutaneous-burn-wound-healing
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Min Zhang, Yongqian Cao, Xiaohong Li, Lizhi Hu, Sahbi Khaled Taieb, Xiaolong Zhu, Jing Zhang, Yongqiang Feng, Ran Zhao, Mingqing Wang, Wenjun Xue, Zhanjie Yang, Yibing Wang
Burn wounds can significantly reduce the quality of life of patients with respect to their physiology and psychology and can even threaten their lives. Many treatments have been proposed, including stem cell therapy but no effective method can as yet cure such damage. Our study highlights the role of Cd271 in epidermal stem cells (eSC) during the healing of burn wounds. The expression of Cd271 increases together with burn wound healing. Injection of Cd271-over-expressing eSC into wounds promotes the healing rate in a mouse burn model...
November 18, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150490/gut-roundtable-meeting-paper-selected-recent-advances-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
REVIEW
Alexander Gerbes, Fabien Zoulim, Herbert Tilg, Jean-François Dufour, Jordi Bruix, Valérie Paradis, Riad Salem, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Peter R Galle, Tim F Greten, Jean-Charles Nault, Matias A Avila
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ranks number three among the most frequent causes of death from solid tumors worldwide. With obesity and fatty liver diseases as risk factors on the rise, HCC represents an ever increasing challenge. While there is still no curative treatment for most patients numerous novel drugs have been proposed, but most ultimately failed in phase III trials. This manuscript targets therapeutic advances and most burning issues. Expert key point summaries and urgent research agenda are provided regarding risk factors, including microbiota, need for prognostic and predictive biomarkers and the equivocal role of liver biopsy...
November 17, 2017: Gut
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