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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434084/population-data-of-23-autosomal-str-loci-in-the-chinese-han-population-from-guangdong-province-in-southern-china
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Luyu Yang, Xiufeng Zhang, Lijuan Zhao, Yanan Sun, Jiajue Li, Renwu Huang, Liping Hu, Shengjie Nie
The genetic polymorphisms of 23 autosomal short tandem repeat (STR) loci included in the HuaxiaTM Platinum kit were evaluated in 1533 unrelated healthy Guangdong Han individuals living in the Guangdong Province in southern China. All of the loci reached the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. These loci were examined to determine the allele frequencies and forensic statistical parameters. The genetic relationship between the Guangdong Han and other Chinese populations was also estimated. The combined discrimination power and the probability of excluding the paternity of 23 STR loci were 0...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432835/detection-of-soft-tissue-abscess-comparison-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-to-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Chang Woo Chun, Joon-Yong Jung, Jun Seung Baik, Won-Hee Jee, Sun Ki Kim, Seung Han Shin
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performances of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed without intravenous contrast material with gadolinium contrast material-enhanced (CE) MRI for diagnosing soft-tissue abscesses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 119 patients (mean age: 56 years) with skin and soft-tissue infection who underwent contrast-enhanced MRI with DWI (b = 0-800) were included. Two readers independently reviewed both image sets-nonenhanced conventional MR images (NECI)+DWI, and NECI+contrast enhanced fat-suppressed T1 -weighted imaging (CEFST1 )-for the presence of abscess...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432798/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-mitotane-analytical-assay-and-patient-follow-up
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Yoann Cazaubon, Helene Guillemin, Damien Vautier, Olivier Oget, Hervé Millart, Claire Gozalo, Zoubir Djerada, Catherine Feliu
BACKGROUND: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an aggressive malignancy of the adrenal gland. Mitotane (o,p'-DDD) is the most effective chemotherapy for ACC. According to literature, mitotane plasma trough concentrations within 14-20 mg.L(1) are correlated with a higher response rate with acceptable toxicity. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of mitotane is therefore recommended. The aim of this study was to propose a robust, and simple method for mitotane quantification in plasma. The validation procedures were based on international guidelines...
April 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432264/prediction-of-stroke-subtype-and-recanalization-using-susceptibility-vessel-sign-on-susceptibility-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Dong-Wan Kang, Han-Gil Jeong, Do Yeon Kim, Wookjin Yang, Seung-Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The susceptibility vessel sign (SVS) is a hypointense signal visualized because of the susceptibility effect of thrombi, sensitively detected on susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. The relationship of SVS parameters with the stroke subtype and recanalization status after endovascular treatment remains uncertain. METHODS: The data from 89 patients with acute stroke caused by anterior circulation infarcts who underwent susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging before endovascular treatment were examined...
April 21, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430705/disparities-in-female-breast-cancer-stage-at-diagnosis-in-new-jersey-a-spatial-temporal-analysis
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Lisa M Roche, Xiaoling Niu, Antoinette M Stroup, Kevin A Henry
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in early detection of breast cancer, disparities persist in stage at diagnosis, which is an important prognostic factor. METHODS: We used the space-time scan statistic in SaTScan to identify geographic areas and time periods with significantly elevated proportions of female breast cancer diagnosed at the in situ or distant stage in New Jersey. The analyses were conducted with census tracts as the geographic unit of analysis, elliptical spatial windows, 3-year temporal windows, and Poisson models...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429918/relationship-between-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-and-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-disorders-in-korean-women-according-to-menopausal-status
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Seo Ah Hong, Mi Kyung Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The association between fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and risk of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) has not been elucidated fully, particularly by menopausal status. Method and Study Design: The study population was 2,999 women aged 40-64 years participating in the 4th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The definition of MetS and its components was based on the modified National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) for Koreans...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429902/validity-and-practicability-of-smartphone-based-photographic-food-records-for-estimating-energy-and-nutrient-intake
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Kaimeng Kong, Lulu Zhang, Lisu Huang, Yexuan Tao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Image-assisted dietary assessment methods are frequently used to record individual eating habits. This study tested the validity of a smartphone-based photographic food recording approach by comparing the results obtained with those of a weighed food record. We also assessed the practicality of the method by using it to measure the energy and nutrient intake of college students. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The experiment was implemented in two phases, each lasting 2 weeks...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429810/cisplatin-directed-coordination-crosslinking-nanogels-with-thermo-ph-sensitive-triblock-polymers-improvement-on-chemotherapic-efficacy-via-sustained-release-and-drug-retention
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Hao Zhao, Jiabao Xu, Jiangshan Wan, Shinan Geng, Han Li, Xiaole Peng, Qianwen Fu, Ming He, Yanbing Zhao, Xiangliang Yang
To realize the sustained release and long-term intratumoural retention of water-soluble cisplatin, thermo/pH-sensitive cisplatin-directed coordination-crosslinking nanogels (Pt-PNA) were developed via the coordination bonds of Pt-carboxyl groups. As the coordination ratio (CR) of the Pt-carboxyl bonds increased from 5% to 35%, the sizes of the Pt-PNA nanogels decreased from 999 nm to 167 nm, and their zeta potentials increased from -35 mV to -13 mV. Only through a simple mixing of cisplatin and PNAs, the entrapment efficiencies (EEs) of the Pt-PNA nanogels reached near 100% (>90%), and the drug-loading amounts (DLs) of cisplatin could achieve up to 25...
April 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427690/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-disease-modifying-therapy-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-observational-survey-from-a-referral-center-in-lithuania
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Neringa Duchovskiene, Dalia Mickeviciene, Giedre Jurkeviciene, Birute Dirziuviene, Renata Balnyte
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate adherence to disease modifying therapy (DMT) in Lithuanian population of multiple sclerosis patients and factors associated to it. METHODS: Patients receiving one of the following DMT's: Interferon β 1a (Rebif) 44 micrograms three times a week subdermally (s/c) or Interferon β 1a (Avonex) 30 micrograms weekly intramuscularly (i/m), or Interferon β 1b (Betaferon, Extavia) 250 micrograms once in two days s/c, or Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) 20mg daily s/c, were presented with a questionnaire inquiring their demographic and clinical characteristics and adherence to treatment profile, as well as HAD scale and SF-36 questionnaire...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427685/fe3o4-hydroxyapatite-graphene-quantum-dots-as-a-novel-nano-sorbent-for-preconcentration-of-copper-residue-in-thai-food-ingredients-optimization-of-ultrasound-assisted-magnetic-solid-phase-extraction
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Phitchan Sricharoen, Nunticha Limchoowong, Yonrapach Areerob, Prawit Nuengmatcha, Suchila Techawongstien, Saksit Chanthai
Fe3O4/hydroxyapatite/graphene quantum dots (Fe3O4/HAP/GQDs) nanocomposite was synthesized and used as a novel magnetic adsorbent. This nanocomposite was characterized using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and magnetization property. The Fe3O4/HAP/GQDs was applied to pre-concentrate copper residues in Thai food ingredients (so-called "Tom Yum Kung") prior to determination by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427003/ce-method-for-the-in-process-control-of-the-synthesis-of-active-substances-conjugated-with-gold-nanoparticles
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Wioleta Maruszak, Elżbieta U Stolarczyk, Krzysztof Stolarczyk
A fast capillary electrophoresis method was developed and validated for the in-process control (IPC) of the synthesis of active substances (APIs) with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). The capillary electrophoresis method was key to ensure that the reaction step conducted in order to obtain AuNP and API conjugates will produce the expected product without the presence of free APIs, which is a critical parameter determining the quality of the synthetic material. Capillary electrophoresis was performed using uncoated fused-silica capillaries with the effective length of 40cm, 50μm i...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425452/estimating-the-irreversible-pressure-drop-across-a-stenosis-by-quantifying-turbulence-production-using-4d-flow-mri
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Hojin Ha, Jonas Lantz, Magnus Ziegler, Belen Casas, Matts Karlsson, Petter Dyverfeldt, Tino Ebbers
The pressure drop across a stenotic vessel is an important parameter in medicine, providing a commonly used and intuitive metric for evaluating the severity of the stenosis. However, non-invasive estimation of the pressure drop under pathological conditions has remained difficult. This study demonstrates a novel method to quantify the irreversible pressure drop across a stenosis using 4D Flow MRI by calculating the total turbulence production of the flow. Simulation MRI acquisitions showed that the energy lost to turbulence production can be accurately quantified with 4D Flow MRI within a range of practical spatial resolutions (1-3 mm; regression slope = 0...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423673/ceruloplasmin-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-bile-duct-cancer
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In Woong Han, Jin-Young Jang, Wooil Kwon, Taesung Park, Yongkang Kim, Kyoung Bun Lee, Sun-Whe Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bile duct cancer is one of the lethal cancers, presenting difficulties in early diagnosis and limited treatment modalities. Despite current advances in biomarker research, most studies have been performed in Western populations. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine a prognostic marker for bile duct cancer, especially in Korean patients, whose incidence of bile duct cancer is high. RESULTS: Comparing cancer and normal bile duct tissue, we identified 29091 differentially expressed genes...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422908/the-emergency-surgery-score-ess-accurately-predicts-the-occurrence-of-postoperative-complications-in-emergency-surgery-patients
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Anirudh R Nandan, Jordan D Bohnen, Naveen F Sangji, Thomas Peponis, Kelsey Han, D Dante Yeh, Jarone Lee, Noelle Saillant, Marc De Moya, George C Velmahos, David C Chang, Haytham M A Kaafarani
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Surgery Score (ESS) was recently validated as a scoring system to predict mortality in emergency surgery (ES) patients. We sought to examine the ability of ESS to predict the occurrence of 30-day postoperative complications in ES. METHODS: The 2011-2012 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality.Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was screened for all surgical operations classified as "emergent". Thirty-day postoperative complications were defined as per ACS-NSQIP (e...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419977/investigation-of-as-v-removal-from-acid-mine-drainage-by-iron-hydr-oxide-modified-zeolite
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Pfano Mathews Nekhunguni, Nikita Tawanda Tavengwa, Hlanganani Tutu
In this work, the synthesis of iron (hydr) oxide modified zeolite was achieved through precipitation of iron on the zeolite. The structure and surface morphology of iron (hydr) oxide modified zeolite (IHOMZ) was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), coupled with an energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra. The efficiency of IHOMZ was then investigated through batch technique for the extraction of As(V) from mine waste water. The optimum parameters for maximum As(V) adsorption were: an initial As(V) concentration (10 mg L(-1)), adsorbent dosage (3...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419582/free-breathing-liver-fat-quantification-using-a-multiecho-3d-stack-of-radial-technique
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Tess Armstrong, Isabel Dregely, Alto Stemmer, Fei Han, Yutaka Natsuaki, Kyunghyun Sung, Holden H Wu
PURPOSE: The diagnostic gold standard for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an invasive biopsy. Noninvasive Cartesian MRI fat quantification remains limited to a breath-hold (BH). In this work, a novel free-breathing 3D stack-of-radial (FB radial) liver fat quantification technique is developed and evaluated in a preliminary study. METHODS: Phantoms and healthy subjects (n = 11) were imaged at 3 Tesla. The proton-density fat fraction (PDFF) determined using FB radial (with and without scan acceleration) was compared to BH single-voxel MR spectroscopy (SVS) and BH 3D Cartesian MRI using linear regression (correlation coefficient ρ and concordance coefficient ρc ) and Bland-Altman analysis...
April 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416227/association-between-current-smoking-and-cognitive-impairment-depends-on-age-a-cross-sectional-study-in-xi-an-china
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Jie Liu, Suhang Shang, Pei Li, Meiying Deng, Chen Chen, Yu Jiang, Liangjun Dang, Qiumin Qu
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is a modifiable risk factor for cognitive impairment, while the relationship between current smoking and cognitive impairment is not fully understood. The objectives were to identify a possible association between current smoking and cognitive impairment depending on age in the Chinese rural population. METHODS: Data for the study consisted of 1,782 participants (40 years and older) who lived in a rural village in the vicinity of Xi'an, China...
April 14, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416218/dummy-molecularly-imprinted-microbeads-as-solid-phase-extraction-material-for-selective-determination-of-phthalate-esters-in-water
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Elif Tümay Özer, Bilgen Osman, Tuğçe Yazıcı
The aim of this study was to investigate the usability of newly synthesized dummy molecularly imprinted microbeads (DMIMs) as a solid phase extraction (SPE) material to determine six phthalate esters (PEs) in water by GC-MS analysis. Diethyl phthalate (DEP) was used as a dummy template to prepare poly(ethylene glycol dimethacrylate N-methacryloyl-l-tryptophan methyl ester) [PEMATrp)] DMIMs by using suspension polymerization. The PEMATrp DMIMs were characterized by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414908/an-experimental-computational-study-of-carbon-nanotubes-effects-on-mitochondrial-respiration-in-silico-nano-qspr-machine-learning-models-based-on-new-raman-spectra-transform-with-markov-shannon-entropy-invariants
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Michael González-Durruthy, Luciane Carla Alberici, Zeki Naal, David T Atique-Sawazaki, Carlos Curti, José Manuel Vázquez-Naya, Humbert Gonzalez-Diaz, Cristian Robert Munteanu
The study of selective toxicity of carbon nanotubes (CNT) on mitochondria (CNT-mitotoxicity) is of major interest for future biomedical applications. In the current work, the mitochondrial oxygen consumption (E3) is measured under three experimental conditions by exposure to pristine and oxidized CNTs (hydroxylated and carboxylated). Respiratory functional assays showed that the information of the CNT-Raman spectroscopy could be useful to predict structural parameters of mitotoxicity induced by CNTs. The in vitro functional assays show that the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation by ATP-synthase (or state V3 of respiration) was not perturbed in isolated rat-liver mitochondria...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414334/interband-cascade-laser-based-optical-transfer-standard-for-atmospheric-carbon-monoxide-measurements
#20
Javis A Nwaboh, Zhechao Qu, Olav Werhahn, Volker Ebert
We report on an interband cascade laser (ICL)-absorption spectrometer for absolute, calibration-free, atmospheric CO amount fraction measurements, addressing direct traceability of the results. The system combines first-principles direct tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (dTDLAS) with a metrological validation. Using a multipath cell with 76 m path length, our detection limit is 0.5 nmol/mol at Δt=14  s. The system is highly linear (slope: 0.999±0.008) in the amount fraction range of 0.1-1000 μmol/mol and thus is interesting for industrial as well as environmental applications...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
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