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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166723/-association-between-serum-n%C3%AE%C2%B5-carboxymethyl-lysine-level-and-anterior-tibial-arterial-plaque-calcification-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-post-foot-amputation
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L H Li, F Ye, X L Fu, S N Xu, Z Y Bao, Z Sun, J C Yan, J N Wu, Z Q Wang
Objective: To observe the correlation between Nε-carboxymethyl-Lysine (CML), the main component of advanced glycation end products and the calcification of the anterior tibial artery plaque in patients with diabetic foot post foot amputation. Methods: Sixty patients hospitalized for foot amputation operation due to diabetic foot from June 2012 to June 2016 in the Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu University were prospectively recruited.The patients were categorized into mild stenosis (0<stenosis<50%, n=20), moderate stenosis (50%≤stenosis<70%, n=20) and severe stenosis (70%≤stenosis≤100%, n=20) based on the color Doppler ultrasound assessed severity of anterior tibial artery stenosis...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166384/neanderthal-hunting-strategies-inferred-from-mortality-profiles-within-the-abric-roman%C3%A3-sequence
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Juan Marín, Palmira Saladié, Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Eudald Carbonell
Ungulate mortality profiles are commonly used to study Neanderthal subsistence strategies. To assess the hunting strategies used by Neanderthals, we studied the ages at death of the cervids and equids found in levels E, H, I, Ja, Jb, K, L and M of the Abric Romaní sequence. These levels date between 43.2 ± 1.1 ka BP (14C AMS) and 54.5 ± 1.7 ka BP (U-series). The degree of eruption and development of the teeth and their wear stages were used to determine the ages of these animals at death, and mortality profiles were constructed using these data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166367/smoke-free-policies-in-the-world-s-50-busiest-airports-august-2017
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Michael A Tynan, Elizabeth Reimels, Jennifer Tucker, Brian A King
Exposure to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products causes premature death and disease, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer among nonsmoking adults and sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, middle ear disease, exacerbated asthma, respiratory symptoms, and decreased lung function in children (1,2). The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke (1). Previous CDC reports on airport smoke-free policies found that most large-hub airports in the United States prohibit smoking (3); however, the extent of smoke-free policies at airports globally has not been assessed...
November 24, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166305/botulinum-toxin-therapy-is-syringe-type-related-to-cost-effectiveness
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Mark Anthony Foglietti, Lauren Wright, Alanna Foglietti-Fostyk
INTRODUCTION: Clostridium botulinum toxin is effective through cleaving presynaptic proteins at the neuromuscular junction, which prevents the release of acetylcholine and inhibits muscle contraction. Several serotypes of botulinum toxin (BT) exist; however, only 2 types have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for commercial and medical use, A and B. Both types of BT must be administered intramuscularly with a syringe, but the type of syringe is the injector's preference...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166283/cardiac-disorders-in-dogs-infected-with-babesia-canis
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M Bartnicki, P Łyp, P Dębiak, M Staniec, S Winiarczyk, K Buczek, Ł Adaszek
The aim of this study was to assess cardiac disorders in dogs infected with B. canis. The study included 50 dogs with babesiosis and 20 healthy control animals. All the animals had haematological tests, ECG, echocardiography and serum troponin I and CK-MB levels checked. The haematology in the group of dogs with babesiosis confirmed thrombocytopaenia in 100% of dogs, decreased haematocrit in 52% and anaemia in 46%. The most common abnormalities in ECG and echocardiography in dogs infected with protozoa included: change in appearance and/or amplitude of the T-wave (34%), increased fractional shortening (24%), an increased sinus rhythm (14%) and heart axis deviation (10%)...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166279/influence-of-long-term-oral-application-of-quinolones-on-the-ecg-curve-in-dogs
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A Cepiel, A Noszczyk-Nowak, A Cekiera, J Popiel, U Pasławska
The aim of the study was to analyse the influence of enrofloxacin and pradofloxacin administered orally for 14 days on the ECG in dogs. The ECG was performed before and after a 14 day period of quinolone administration. There was an increase in the QTc and the TpTe interval in the group treated with quinolones. QTc was prolonged by 24 ms (p=0.001). The TpTe interval was shortened, on average, by 6.55 ms (p=0.048). In the group treated with enrofloxacin, QTc was prolonged by 16.27 ms (p=0.006) and the TpTe interval was shortened by 9...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166185/could-a-certain-sitting-position-reduce-the-pain-experienced-by-a-child-the-benefits-of-parental-holding-and-an-upright-position
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Ni Made Sri Rahyanti, Nani Nurhaeni, Dessie Wanda
Intravenous injection is the most feared medical procedure and gives rise to an experience of mild to severe pain in children. Unrestrained pain has a negative effect on the child. Pain management in the form of a convenient sitting position is needed by children who undergo intravenous injection procedures. This study aims to determine the effect of parental holding and an upright position on children's pain during intravenous injection procedures. The study used the Randomized Clinical Trial method involving 34 respondents, aged 1-4 years, who were included in the intervention and control group...
2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166137/primary-constrained-tips-for-treating-refractory-ascites-or-variceal-bleeding-secondary-to-hepatic-cirrhosis
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R Rabei, S Mathesovian, J Tasse, S Madassery, B Arslan, U Turba, O Ahmed
PURPOSE: To report an initial experience using a primary constrained TIPS technique for treating cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites or variceal bleeding. METHODS: All patients undergoing primary constrained (n=9) and conventional (n=18) TIPS between July 2014 and June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Pre-procedure demographics, Child-Pugh (CP), MELD, and technical variables were recorded. Outcomes measured included technical and clinical success, complications, 30-day mortality, as well as necessity for TIPS revision...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166129/initial-observations-of-intra-and-inter-fractional-motion-variation-in-mr-guided-lung-sbrt
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David H Thomas, Anand Santhanam, Amar U Kishan, Minsong Cao, James Lamb, Yugang Min, Dylan O'Connell, Yingli Yang, Nzhde Agazaryan, Percy Lee, Daniel Low
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate variations in intra- and inter-fractional tumor motion, and the effect on ITV contour accuracy, using deformable image registration of real-time 2D-sagital cine-mode MRI acquired during lung SBRT treatments. METHODS: Five lung tumor patients underwent free breathing SBRT treatments on the ViewRay system, with dose prescribed to a planning target volume (PTV; defined as a 3-6 mm expansion of the 4DCT-ITV). Sagittal slice cine-MR images (3.5x3...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166125/rural-urban-differences-in-unpaid-caregivers-of-adults
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Elizabeth Crouch, Janice Probst, Kevin Bennett
INTRODUCTION:   Rural–urban differences in the characteristics of unpaid caregivers of adults in the USA were explored. METHODS:   Using 'Caregiving in the U.S. 2015', a survey fielded by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, a national examination of rural caregivers (n=1352) is presented. RESULTS:   Rural caregivers reported lower socioeconomic status than urban caregivers (measured by income, education, and employment), suggesting greater likelihood of caregiver strain...
November 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166114/communication-recovering-the-flat-plane-condition-in-electronic-structure-theory-at-semi-local-dft-cost
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Akash Bajaj, Jon Paul Janet, Heather J Kulik
The flat-plane condition is the union of two exact constraints in electronic structure theory: (i) energetic piecewise linearity with fractional electron removal or addition and (ii) invariant energetics with change in electron spin in a half filled orbital. Semi-local density functional theory (DFT) fails to recover the flat plane, exhibiting convex fractional charge errors (FCE) and concave fractional spin errors (FSE) that are related to delocalization and static correlation errors. We previously showed that DFT+U eliminates FCE but now demonstrate that, like other widely employed corrections (i...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166091/string-like-collective-motion-and-diffusion-in-the-interfacial-region-of-ice
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Xinyi Wang, Xuhang Tong, Hao Zhang, Jack F Douglas
We investigate collective molecular motion and the self-diffusion coefficient Ds of water molecules in the mobile interfacial layer of the secondary prismatic plane (112¯0) of hexagonal ice by molecular dynamics simulation based on the TIP4P/2005 water potential and a metrology of collective motion drawn from the field of glass-forming liquids. The width ξ of the mobile interfacial layer varies from a monolayer to a few nm as the temperature is increased towards the melting temperature Tm, in accordance with recent simulations and many experimental studies, although different experimental methods have differed in their precise estimates of the thickness of this layer...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166032/combined-cononsolvency-and-temperature-effects-on-adsorbed-pnipam-microgels
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Sebastian Backes, Patrick Krause, Weronika Tabaka, Marcus U Witt, Regine von Klitzing
The present study adresses the multi-responsive behavior of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) microgels adsorbed to interfaces. The microgels react to changes in temperature by shrinking in aqueous solution above their volume phase transition temperature (VPTT). Additionally, they shrink in mixtures of water and ethanol, although both individual liquids are good solvents for PNIPAM. The combination of this so-called cononsolvency effect and the temperature response of adsorbed microgels is studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM)...
November 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166006/coptem-a-model-to-investigate-the-factors-driving-crude-oil-pipeline-transportation-emissions
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Nicolas Choquette-Levy, Margaret Zhong, Heather L MacLean, Joule A Bergerson
Previous transportation fuel life cycle assessment studies have not fully accounted for the full variability in the crude oil transport stage - e.g. transporting a light crude through a high-diameter pipeline, vs. transporting a heavy crude through a small-diameter pipeline. We develop a first principles, fluid mechanics-based crude oil pipeline transportation emissions model (COPTEM) that calculates the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with pipeline transport as a function of crude oil parameters, pipeline dimensions, and external factors...
November 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165989/bispentafluorophenyl-containing-additive-enhancing-efficiency-and-morphological-stability-of-polymer-solar-cells-via-hand-grabbing-like-supramolecular-pentafluorophenyl-fullerene-interactions
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Kai-En Hung, Che-En Tsai, Shao-Ling Chang, Yu-Ying Lai, U-Ser Jeng, Fong-Yi Cao, Chain-Shu Hsu, Chun-Jen Su, Yen-Ju Cheng
A new class of additive materials bis(pentafluorophenyl) diesters (BFEs) where the two pentafluorophenyl (C6F5) moieties are attached at the both ends of a linear aliphatic chain with tunable tether lengths (BF5, BF7, and BF13) were designed and synthesized. In the presence of the BF7 to restrict the migration of fullerene by hand-grabbing-like supramolecular interactions induced between the C6F5 groups and the surface of fullerene, the P3HT:PC61BM:BF7 device showed stable device characteristics after thermal heating at 150 oC for 25 h...
November 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165895/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-nasal-obstruction-symptom-evaluation-scale
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Ozlem Onerci Celebi, Ela Araz Server, Ozgur Yigit, Ecem Sevim Longur
BACKGROUND: The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale is a questionnaire used to assess the quality of life in patients with nasal obstruction. The aim of this study was to validate the Turkish translation of the NOSE questionnaire. METHODS: The NOSE questionnaire was translated into Turkish and then back to English. Fifty patients with septal deviation leading to nasal obstruction and 50 healthy subjects without any nasal complaints and pathologies were recruited into the study...
November 22, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165809/medical-industry-at-tumor-board-three-years-analysis-of-the-open-payments-database-and-comparison-of-oncologic-specialties
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Amanjit S Baadh, Mikin Patel, Ketan Patel, Osman Ahmed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze and contrast medical industry payments across U.S. oncologic providers, including hematology-oncology (HO), surgical oncology (SO), interventional radiology (IR), and radiation oncology (RO). METHODS: Open-payment-data for each provider including provider specialty, state of practice, industry payor, reason for payment, and amount was compiled for each transaction between 2013 and 2015. Total, mean, and median payment amounts per-provider were calculated for each specialty...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165807/arabidopsis-thaliana-plants-challenged-with-uranium-reveal-new-insights-into-iron-and-phosphate-homeostasis
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Serge Berthet, Florent Villiers, Claude Alban, Nelson B C Serre, Jacqueline Martin-Laffon, Sylvie Figuet, Anne-Marie Boisson, Richard Bligny, Marcel Kuntz, Giovanni Finazzi, Stéphane Ravanel, Jacques Bourguignon
Uranium (U) is a naturally occurring radionuclide that is toxic to plants. It is known to interfere with phosphate nutrition and to modify the expression of iron (Fe)-responsive genes. The transporters involved in the uptake of U from the environment are unknown. Here, we addressed whether IRT1, a high-affinity Fe(2+) transporter, could contribute to U uptake in Arabidopsis thaliana. An irt1 null mutant was grown hydroponically in different conditions of Fe bioavailability and phosphate supply, and challenged with uranyl...
November 22, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165542/measuring-frailty-among-older-people-further-evaluation-of-the-brody-frailty-index
#19
U Jakobsson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the predictive validity of the Brody self-report frailty index among older people. Design, setting and measurements: A longitudinal cohort study (2-years) conducted in Sweden, which included 1141 respondents, aged 65-103 years. Data were collected during 2011-2013 through a postal questionnaire with questions about demographic data, living conditions, self-reported health, ADL dependency (ADL-staircase) and frailty (the Brody frailty index)...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165496/fluorescence-quenching-based-signal-amplification-on-immunochromatography-test-strips-for-dual-mode-sensing-of-two-biomarkers-of-breast-cancer
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Bo Zhang, Wenjuan Ma, Fuxin Li, Weichen Gao, Qian Zhao, Weipan Peng, Jiafang Piao, Xiaoli Wu, Hanjie Wang, Xiaoqun Gong, Jin Chang
Recently, immunochromatography test strips (ICTS) have been fully developed for point-of-care testing (POCT). However, the intrinsic limitations including non-quantitative detection of colloidal gold ICTS and low sensitivity of fluorescence ICTS (FICTS) significantly restrict their further application in clinical diagnosis. Taking advantages of rapid colorimetric qualitative detection and fluorescence quantitation, we designed a kind of sensitive and dual-mode magnetic FICTS (mFICTS) based on PLGA@Fe3O4 super-paramagnetic nanosphere (SPMN) probes quenching multiplex fluorescer on the test line through sandwich immunoreactions...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale
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