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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330072/molecular-dynamic-simulations-of-escherichia-coli-l-asparaginase-to-illuminate-its-role-in-deamination-of-asparagine-and-glutamine-residues
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Rajeswara Reddy Erva, Satish Babu Rajulapati, Chandrasai Potla Durthi, Mayuri Bhatia, Madhuri Pola
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is an outrageous disease worldwide. L-Asparagine (L-Asn) and L-Glutamine (L-Gln) deamination play a crucial role in ALL treatment. Role of Elspar(®) (L-asparaginase from Escherichia coli) in regulation of L-Asn and L-Gln has been confirmed by the other researchers through experimental studies. Therapeutic research against ALL remained elusive with the lack of information on molecular interactions of Elspar(®) with amino acid substrates. In the present study, using different docking tools binding cavities, key residues in binding and ligand binding mechanisms were identified...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329258/a-new-frailty-score-for-experimental-animals-based-on-the-clinical-phenotype-inactivity-as-a-model-of-frailty
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Mari Carmen Gomez-Cabrera, Rebeca Garcia-Valles, Leocadio Rodriguez-Mañas, Francisco Jose Garcia-Garcia, Gloria Olaso-Gonzalez, Andrea Salvador-Pascual, Francisco Jose Tarazona-Santabalbina, Jose Viña
The development of animal models to study human frailty is important to test interventions to be translated to the clinical practice. The aim of this work was to develop a score for frailty in experimental animals based in the human frailty phenotype. We also tested the effect of physical inactivity in the development of frailty as determined by our score. Male C57Bl/6J mice, individually caged, were randomly assigned to one of two groups: sedentary (inactive) or spontaneous wheel-runners. We compared the sedentary versus the active lifestyle in terms of frailty by evaluating the clinical criteria used in humans: unintentional weight loss; poor endurance (running time); slowness (running speed); weakness (grip strength), and low activity level (motor coordination) at five different ages: 17, 20, 23, 26 and 28 months of age...
January 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329071/association-of-mild-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-cognitive-performance-excessive-daytime-sleepiness-and-quality-of-life-in-the-general-population-the-korean-genome-and-epidemiology-study-koges
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Hyun Kim, Robert J Thomas, Chang-Ho Yun, Rhoda Au, Seung Ku Lee, Sunghee Lee, Chol Shin
Study Objectives: Research points to impaired cognitive performance in sleep clinic patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, inconsistent findings from various epidemiologic studies make this relationship less generalizable. The current study investigated the association between OSA functional outcome measures, such as cognition, daytime sleepiness, and quality of life, in a Korean general population sample. Methods: A total of 1,492 participants from the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES) were included in the analyses...
January 28, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328715/evaluating-injury-risk-and-gender-performance-on-health-and-skill-related-fitness-assessments
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Tyson L Grier, Michelle Canham-Chervak, Timothy T Bushman, Morgan K Anderson, William J North, Bruce H Jones
Grier, TL, Canham-Chervak, M, Bushman, TT, Anderson, MK, North, WJ, and Jones, BH. Evaluating injury risk and gender performance on health- and skill-related fitness assessments. J Strength Cond Res 31(4): 971-980, 2017-The purpose of this analysis was to investigate the association of injury risk and gender performance on health- and skill-related fitness assessments. A survey was used to collect personal characteristics and Army Physical Fitness Test scores (2-mile run, push-ups, and sit-ups). Within the same day, 9 physical fitness assessments were performed...
April 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328713/the-effect-of-standard-strength-vs-contrast-strength-training-on-the-development-of-sprint-agility-repeated-change-of-direction-and-jump-in-junior-male-soccer-players
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Mehréz Hammami, Yassine Negra, Roy J Shephard, Mohamed Souhaiel Chelly
Hammami, M, Negra, Y, Shephard, RJ, and Chelly, MS. The effect of standard strength vs. contrast strength training on the development of sprint, agility, repeated change of direction, and jump in junior male soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 31(4): 901-912, 2017-The aim was to compare the impact of 2 differing strength training (ST) programs on the athletic performance of junior male soccer players at a critical phase during their competitive season. Participants aged 16.0 ± 0.5 years were randomly assigned between control (C, n = 12), standard ST (n = 16), and contrast strength training (CST, n = 16), each performed twice a week...
April 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328555/association-of-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-volume-and-mortality-after-cardiac-ecmo
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Cindy S Barrett, Titus T Chan, Jacob Wilkes, Susan L Bratton, Ravi R Thiagarajan
Centers with higher surgical and ECMO volume have improved survival for children undergoing pediatric cardiac surgery and ECMO respectively. We examined the relationship between both cardiac surgical and cardiac ECMO volumes, with survival. Using data from the Pediatric Health Information System, we reviewed patients who underwent ECMO during the hospitalization for cardiac surgery or heart transplantation from January 2003- June 2014. Among 106,967 patients in 43 centers undergoing a Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery-1 (RACHS) 1-6 procedure (n =104,951) and/or cardiac transplantation (n=2016), 2...
March 20, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328524/paramagnetic-micro-particles-as-a-tool-for-rapid-quantification-of-apixaban-dabigatran-edoxaban-and-rivaroxaban-in-human-plasma-by-uhplc-ms-ms
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Martin H J Wiesen, Cornelia Blaich, Thomas Streichert, Guido Michels, Carsten Müller
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the anticoagulant activity of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) is justified in special clinical situations. Here, we evaluated two independent extraction methods and developed a multi-analyte ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for the quantification of apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban in human plasma. METHODS: Routine extraction based on protein precipitation with acetonitrile and subsequent centrifugation was compared to sample clean-up using commercial paramagnetic micro-particles and subsequent magnetic depletion...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327503/beetroot-juice-supplementation-improves-high-intensity-intermittent-type-exercise-performance-in-trained-soccer-players
#8
Jean Nyakayiru, Kristin L Jonvik, Jorn Trommelen, Philippe J M Pinckaers, Joan M Senden, Luc J C van Loon, Lex B Verdijk
It has been shown that nitrate supplementation can enhance endurance exercise performance. Recent work suggests that nitrate ingestion can also increase intermittent type exercise performance in recreational athletes. We hypothesized that six days of nitrate supplementation can improve high-intensity intermittent type exercise performance in trained soccer players. Thirty-two male soccer players (age: 23 ± 1 years, height: 181 ± 1 m, weight: 77 ± 1 kg, playing experience: 15.2 ± 0.5 years, playing in the first team of a 2nd or 3rd Dutch amateur league club) participated in this randomized, double-blind cross-over study...
March 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327142/exome-sequencing-identified-rare-variants-in-genes-hspg2-and-atp2b4-in-a-family-segregating-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
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Sulman Basit, Alia M Albalawi, Essa Alharby, Khalid I Khoshhal
BACKGROUND: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a common pathological condition of the musculoskeletal system in infants which results in a congenital and developmental malformation of the hip joint. DDH is a spectrum of pathologies affecting the infant hip ranging from asymptomatic subtle radiographic signs through mild instability to frank dislocations with acetabular dysplasia. A Saudi family with three affected individuals with DDH was identified and genetic analysis was performed to detect the possible genetic defect(s) underlying DDH in the affected members of the family...
March 21, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326933/attenuation-of-hyperalgesia-responses-via-the-modulation-of-5-hydroxytryptamine-signalings-in-the-rostral-ventromedial-medulla-and-spinal-cord-in-a-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Chen-Tao Wang, Cheng-Jie Mao, Xiao-Qi Zhang, Cai-Yi Zhang, Dong-Jun Lv, Ya-Ping Yang, Kai-Lin Xia, Jun-Yi Liu, Fen Wang, Li-Fang Hu, Guang-Yin Xu, Chun-Feng Liu
Background Although pain is one of the most distressing non-motor symptoms among patients with Parkinson's disease, the underlying mechanisms of pain in Parkinson's disease remain elusive. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) in the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) and spinal cord in pain sensory abnormalities in a 6-hydroxydopamine-treated rat model of Parkinson's disease. Methods The rotarod test was used to evaluate motor function. The radiant heat test and von Frey test were conducted to evaluate thermal and mechanical pain thresholds, respectively...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325703/investigation-of-sewage-sludge-treatment-using-air-plasma-assisted-gasification
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Nerijus Striūgas, Vitas Valinčius, Nerijus Pedišius, Robertas Poškas, Kęstutis Zakarauskas
This study presents an experimental investigation of downdraft gasification process coupled with a secondary thermal plasma reactor in order to perform experimental investigations of sewage sludge gasification, and compare process parameters running the system with and without the secondary thermal plasma reactor. The experimental investigation were performed with non-pelletized mixture of dried sewage sludge and wood pellets. To estimate the process performance, the composition of the producer gas, tars, particle matter, producer gas and char yield were measured at the exit of the gasification and plasma reactor...
March 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325673/lower-limb-dynamics-and-clinical-outcomes-for-habitually-shod-runners-who-transition-to-barefoot-running
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Rami Hashish, Sachithra D Samarawickrame, Susan Sigward, Stanley P Azen, George J Salem
OBJECTIVES: Recent investigations have revealed lower vertical loading rates and knee energy absorption amongst experienced barefoot runners relative to those who rear-foot strike (RFS). Although this has led to an adoption of barefoot running amongst many recreational shoe runners, recent investigations indicate that the experienced barefoot pattern is not immediately realized. Therefore, the purpose this investigation was to quantify changes in lower-extremity dynamics and clinical outcomes measures for habitually shod runners who perform a transition to barefoot running...
December 10, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325091/nuts-and-bolts-of-running-a-pulmonary-embolism-response-team-results-from-an-organizational-survey-of-the-national-pert%C3%A2-consortium-members
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Geoffrey Barnes, Jay Giri, D Mark Courtney, Soophia Naydenov, Todd Wood, Rachel Rosovsky, Kenneth Rosenfield, Christopher Kabrhel
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary embolism response teams (PERT) are developing rapidly to operationalize multi-disciplinary care for acute pulmonary embolism patients. Our objective is to describe the core components of PERT necessary for newly developing programs. METHODS: An online organizational survey of active National PERT™ Consortium members was performed between April and June 2016. Analysis, including descriptive statistics and Kruskal-Wallis tests, was performed on centers self-reporting a fully operational PERT program...
March 22, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324945/a-comparative-study-of-pseudorandom-sequences-used-in-a-c-vep-based-bci-for-online-wheelchair-control
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Jonas Isaksen, Ali Mohebbi, Sadasivan Puthusserypady
In this study, a c-VEP based BCI system was developed to run on three distinctive pseudorandom sequences, namely the m-code, the Gold-code, and the Barker-code. The Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs) were provoked using these codes. In the online session, subjects controlled a LEGO(®) Mindstorms(®) robot around a fixed track. Choosing the optimal code proved a significant increase in accuracy (p<;0.00001) over the average performance. No single code proved significantly more accurate than the others (p=0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322752/neuroprotector-effect-of-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth-transplanted-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-involves-inhibition-of-early-neuronal-apoptosis
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Fabrício do Couto Nicola, Marília Rossato Marques, Felipe Odorcyk, Danusa Mar Arcego, Letícia Petenuzzo, Dirceu Aristimunha, Adriana Vizuete, Eduardo Farias Sanches, Daniela Pavulack Pereira, Natasha Maurmann, Carla Dalmaz, Patricia Pranke, Carlos A Netto
Stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) transplants have been investigated as a possible treatment strategy for spinal cord injuries (SCI) due to their potential for promoting functional recovery. The aim of present study was to investigate the effects of SHED on neuronal death after an experimental model of SCI. METHODS: Wistar rats were spinalized using NYU impactor®. Animals were randomly distributed into 4 groups: Control (Naive) or Surgical control, Sham (laminectomy with no SCI); SCI (laminectomy followed by SCI, treated with vehicle); SHED (SCI treated with intraspinal transplantation of 3×10(5) SHED, 1 h after SCI)...
March 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322619/raising-the-bar-on-traumatic-brain-injury-biomarker-research-methods-make-a-difference
#16
Linda Papa, Kevin K W Wang
Research in blood-based traumatic brain injury (TBI) biomarkers has imploded over the last two decades and continues to grow at an unwavering pace. Commercialization of these biomarkers is ongoing, with a number of companies seeking FDA approval to market their test for clinical application. Although there are many papers being published, many lack the rigorous reporting required to adequately evaluate these markers for clinical use. Too often, there are inadequate sample sizes, inappropriate control groups and outcome measures, variable definitions of TBI, inconsistencies in when samples are drawn relative to time of injury, variability in how samples are processed and performance characteristics of the assays themselves are rarely known or poorly described...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322603/bond-strength-of-abraded-and-non-abraded-bleached-enamel-to-resin-after-er-cr-ysgg-laser-irradiation
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Pedro H C Oliveira, Alessandra Cassoni, Aldo Brugnera, Ilana P Tenório, José A Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the microtensile bond strength (μTBS) of a composite resin to abraded or non-abraded bleached enamel after Er,Cr:YSGG laser irradiation and to observe the fracture patterns of the tested interfaces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred twenty-eight bovine incisors were sectioned, resulting in 228 enamel blocks (7 × 4 × 4 mm(3)) that were divided into 12 groups (n = 19) according to the factors "adhesion" after bleaching (immediate adhesion; after 14 days; and a control group with adhesion on unbleached teeth); enamel "abrasion" (with or without abrasion simulating cavity preparation); and "laser" (with or without Er,Cr:YSGG laser irradiation)...
March 16, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322063/discrepancies-between-blood-glucose-and-interstitial-glucose-technological-artifacts-or-physiology
#18
Thorsten Siegmund, Lutz Heinemann, Ralf Kolassa, Andreas Thomas
BACKGROUND: For decades, the major source of information used to make therapeutic decisions by patients with diabetes has been glucose measurements using capillary blood samples. Knowledge gained from clinical studies, for example, on the impact of metabolic control on diabetes-related complications, is based on such measurements. Different to traditional blood glucose measurement systems, systems for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) measure glucose in interstitial fluid (ISF). The assumption is that glucose levels in blood and ISF are practically the same and that the information provided can be used interchangeably...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321690/quality-of-life-following-sentinel-node-biopsy-for-primary-cutaneous-melanoma-health-economic-implications
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Rachael L Morton, Anh Tran, Johan Yusof Vessey, Nick Rowbotham, Julie Winstanley, Kerwin Shannon, Andrew J Spillane, Jonathan Stretch, John F Thompson, Robyn P-M Saw
BACKGROUND: Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is commonly performed in contemporary melanoma management, however there is a paucity of long-term quality of life (QoL) estimates required for economic evaluation of this treatment. METHODS: A single-center, prospective, cross-sectional study of adults with American Joint Committee on Cancer stage I/II/IIIA melanoma of the limbs, trunk, or neck who had undergone wide excision and SNB, but not complete regional node dissection, was undertaken...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321639/brain-oxygenation-declines-in-elite-kenyan-runners-during-a-maximal-interval-training-session
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Jordan Santos-Concejero, F Billaut, L Grobler, J Oliván, T D Noakes, R Tucker
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterise the cerebral oxygenation (Cox) response during a high-intensity interval training session in Kenyan runners, and to examine any relationship with running performance. METHODS: 15 Kenyan runners completed a 5-km time trial (TT) and a Fatigue Training Test on a treadmill (repeated running bouts of 1-km at a pace 5% faster than their mean 5-km TT pace with a 30-s recovery until exhaustion). Changes in Cox were monitored via near-infrared spectroscopy through concentration changes in oxy- and deoxy-haemoglobin (Δ[O2Hb] and Δ[HHb]), tissue oxygenation index (TOI), and total hemoglobin index (nTHI)...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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