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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351507/-i-smoke-like-this-to-suppress-these-issues-that-are-flaws-of-my-character-challenges-and-facilitators-of-cessation-among-smokers-with-bipolar-disorder
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Jaimee L Heffner, Noreen L Watson, Jennifer B McClure, Robert M Anthenelli, Sarah Hohl, Jonathan B Bricker
OBJECTIVE: Smokers with bipolar disorder (BD) have low rates of successful quitting, yet no prior studies have evaluated the process of quitting among these smokers in the context of a current quit attempt. To facilitate development of more effective interventions, we conducted a qualitative exploration of challenges and facilitators of quitting in an intervention study for smokers with BD. METHODS: Participants were adult daily smokers with BD (n = 10) who completed a 10-week smoking cessation intervention consisting of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and nicotine patch...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351467/from-ionic-to-cellular-variability-in-human-atrial-myocytes-an-integrative-computational-and-experimental-study
#2
Anna Muszkiewicz, Xing Liu, Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, Brodie A J Lawson, Kevin Burrage, Barbara Casadei, Blanca Rodriguez
Variability refers to differences in physiological function between individuals, which may translate into different disease susceptibility and treatment efficacy. Experiments in human cardiomyocytes face wide variability and restricted tissue access; under these conditions computational models are a useful complementary tool. We conducted a computational and experimental investigation in cardiomyocytes isolated from samples of the right atrial appendage of patients undergoing cardiac surgery to evaluate the impact of variability in action potentials (APs) and sub-cellular ionic densities on calcium transient dynamics...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351432/diurnal-pattern-in-skin-na-and-water-content-is-associated-with-salt-sensitive-hypertension-in-etb-receptor-deficient-rats
#3
Joshua S Speed, Kelly A Hyndman, Malgorzata Kasztan, Jermaine G Johnston, Kaehler J Roth, Jens M Titze, David M Pollock
Impairment in the ability of the skin to properly store Na+ non-osmotically (without water) has recently been hypothesized as contributing to salt-sensitive hypertension. Our lab has shown that endothelial production of endothelin-1 (ET-1) is crucial to skin Na+ handling. Further, it is well established that loss of ETB receptor function impairs Na+ excretion by the kidney. Thus we hypothesized that rats lacking functional ETB receptors (ETB def) will have a reduced capacity of the skin to store Na+ during chronic high salt (HS) intake...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351280/a-generic-framework-for-individual-based-modelling-and-physical-biological-interaction
#4
Asbjørn Christensen, Patrizio Mariani, Mark R Payne
The increased availability of high-resolution ocean data globally has enabled more detailed analyses of physical-biological interactions and their consequences to the ecosystem. We present IBMlib, which is a versatile, portable and computationally effective framework for conducting Lagrangian simulations in the marine environment. The purpose of the framework is to handle complex individual-level biological models of organisms, combined with realistic 3D oceanographic model of physics and biogeochemistry describing the environment of the organisms without assumptions about spatial or temporal scales...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351052/particulate-coral-hydroxyapatite-sheltered-by-titanium-mesh-for-localized-alveolar-rehabilitation-after-onlay-graft-failure-a-case-report
#5
Miao Zhou, Shuyi Li, Hendrik Terheyden, Shuaishuai Cao, Yuejuan Che, Yuanming Geng
Reconstruction of bone loss in the alveolar ridge has long been challenging. Autologous bone grafts are considered as the "golden standard", while little research has focused on how to repair pronounced alveolar bone defects after autologous bone graft failure. The aim of this study was to detail a method based on the titanium mesh technique coupled with particulate coral hydroxyapatite to solve the Onlay graft failure. With bone deficiency in the #11 and #24- #25 regions, we harvested two autologous bone blocks for reconstruction...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350715/simulation-of-ktp-laser-based-zenker-diverticulotomy-with-a-porcine-model-and-laryngeal-dissection-station
#6
Matthew R Hoffman, Heidi Kletzien, Seth H Dailey, J Scott McMurray
Zenker's diverticulum is a rare cause of progressive dysphagia that is treated surgically. KTP laser-based diverticulotomy is one effective treatment. Developing a simulation model is helpful for rare conditions. Pigs have a natural hypopharyngeal pouch similar to a diverticulum. We present a model for performing rigid endoscopic KTP laser diverticulotomy in a porcine model using a laryngeal dissection station. Eleven pigs were examined to confirm presence of the hypopharyngeal pouch. A specimen was mounted on the modified laryngeal dissection station and a KTP laser-based diverticulotomy was performed...
December 2017: OTO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350654/autolytic-debridement-and-management-of-bacterial-load-with-an-occlusive-hydroactive-deressing-impregnated-with-polyhexamethylene-biguanide
#7
Stefano Mancini, Roberto Cuomo, Mauro Poggialini, Carlo D'Aniello, Giuseppe Botta
BACKGROUND: Debridement and control of bacterial load are key-points of wound care. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of autolytic debridement and management of bacterial load (bioburden) of an occlusive hydro-active dressing impregnated with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB). METHODS: We used an occlusive dressing of hydro-active for leg ulcers' treatment (TenderWet-plus® - Hartmann).  Inclusion criteria were: presence of a fibrinous ulcer with multiple etiopathogenesis, in absence of clinical infection, no hypersecretion and diameter within 5 cm...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350541/using-cell-phone-technology-to-investigate-a-deliberate-bacillus-anthracis-release-scenario
#8
Arik Eisenkraft, Amichay Afriat, Yechiel Hubary, Ron Lev, Hayim Shaul, Ran D Balicer
Unusual biological events and outbreaks require rapid epidemiologic investigation and contact tracing procedures, allowing optimal handling of resources. Currently, these are resource intensive, time consuming, and extremely complex, requiring large teams of trained and prepared personnel. The goal of this study was to determine whether a technological alternative to the classic systems, based on the use of mobile phones and a unique algorithm, could perform a complete epidemiologic investigation in a setting of a bioterrorism scenario...
January 19, 2018: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350225/visible-light-induced-multicomponent-cascade-cycloaddition-involving-n-propargyl-aromatic-amines-diaryliodonium-salts-and-sulfur-dioxide-rapid-access-to-3-arylsulfonylquinolines
#9
Deli Sun, Kun Yin, Ronghua Zhang
A visible-light-induced, Eosin Y catalyzed three-component synthesis of 3-arylsulfonylquinoline derivatives through N-propargyl aromatic amines, diaryliodonium salts and sulfur dioxide has been discovered. This transformation represents an efficient and attractive method for the straightforward synthesis of 3-arylsulfonylquinoline derivatives via the formation of C-S bonds and quinolines in one step. In addition, it exhibits good substrate scope and functional group tolerance. The use of easy-to-handle diaryliodonium salts, sulfur dioxide sources and the cheap photocatalyst Eosin Y together with facile operation at room temperature makes this protocol very practical...
January 19, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349874/assessment-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-of-the-effects-of-preanalytical-variables-on-serum-peptidome-profiles-following-long-term-sample-storage
#10
Sachio Tsuchida, Mamoru Satoh, Hiroshi Umemura, Kazuyuki Sogawa, Masaki Takiwaki, Takayuki Ishige, Yui Miyabayashi, Yuuya Iwasawa, Sohei Kobayashi, Minako Beppu, Motoi Nishimura, Yoshio Kodera, Kazuyuki Matsushita, Fumio Nomura
PURPOSE: Human serum and plasma are often used as clinical specimens in proteomics analyses, and peptidome profiling of human serum is a promising tool for identifying novel disease-associated biomarkers. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is widely used for peptidomic biomarker discovery. Careful sample collection and handling are required as either can have a profound impact on serum peptidome patterns, yet the effects of preanalytical variables on serum peptidome profiles have not been completely elucidated...
January 19, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349773/progestin-only-and-combined-oral-contraceptives-and-receptor-defined-premenopausal-breast-cancer-risk-the-norwegian-women-and-cancer-study
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Marit Busund, Nora S Bugge, Tonje Braaten, Marit Waaseth, Charlotta Rylander, Eiliv Lund
Receptor-defined subtypes of breast cancer represent distinct cancer types and have differences in risk factors. Whether the two main hormonal forms of oral contraceptives (OCs); i.e. progestin-only (POC) and combined oral contraceptives (COC), are differentially associated with these subtypes are not well known. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of POC and COC use on hormone receptor-defined breast cancer risk in premenopausal women in a prospective population-based cohort - The Norwegian Women and Cancer study (NOWAC)...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348619/cytokine-mediated-changes-in-k-channel-activity-promotes-an-adaptive-ca2-response-that-sustains-%C3%AE-cell-insulin-secretion-during-inflammation
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Matthew T Dickerson, Avery M Bogart, Molly K Altman, Sarah C Milian, Kelli L Jordan, Prasanna K Dadi, David A Jacobson
Cytokines present during low-grade inflammation contribute to β-cell dysfunction and diabetes. Cytokine signaling disrupts β-cell glucose-stimulated Ca2+ influx (GSCI) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca2+ ([Ca2+]ER) handling, leading to diminished glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS). However, cytokine-mediated changes in ion channel activity that alter β-cell Ca2+ handling remain unknown. Here we investigated the role of K+ currents in cytokine-mediated β-cell dysfunction. Kslow currents, which control the termination of intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) oscillations, were reduced following cytokine exposure...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348511/resonant-plasma-excitation-by-single-cycle-thz-pulses
#13
A Curcio, A Marocchino, V Dolci, S Lupi, M Petrarca
In this paper, an alternative perspective for the generation of millimetric high-gradient resonant plasma waves is discussed. This method is based on the plasma-wave excitation by energetic single-cycle THz pulses whose temporal length is comparable to the plasma wavelength. The excitation regime discussed in this paper is the quasi-nonlinear regime that can be achieved when the normalized vector potential of the driving THz pulse is on the order of unity. To investigate this regime and determine the strength of the excited electric fields, a Particle-In-Cell (PIC) code has been used...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348267/toll-like-receptor-9-dependent-ampk%C3%AE-activation-occurs-via-tak1-and-contributes-to-rhoa-rock-signaling-and-actin-polymerization-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Cameron G McCarthy, Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau, Safia Ogbi, Theodora Szasz, R Clinton Webb
Traditionally, Toll-like receptor (TLR)9 signals through a MyD88-dependent cascade that results in pro-inflammatory gene transcription. Recently it was reported that TLR9 also participates in a stress tolerance signaling cascade in non-immune cells. In this non-canonical pathway, TLR9 binds to and inhibits sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase 2 (SERCA2), modulating intracellular calcium handling, and subsequently resulting in the activation of 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)α. We have previously reported TLR9 causes increased contraction in isolated arteries; however, the mechanisms underlying this vascular dysfunction need to be further clarified...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348170/crispr-rna-and-anti-crispr-protein-binding-to-the-xanthomonas-albilineans-csy1-csy2-heterodimer-in-the-type-i-f-crispr-cas-system
#15
Suji Hong, Donghyun Ka, Seo Jeong Yoon, Nayoung Suh, Migyeong Jeong, Jeong-Yong Suh, Euiyoung Bae
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPRs) and CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins provide microbial adaptive immunity against bacteriophages. In type I-F CRISPR-Cas systems, multiple Cas proteins (Csy1-4) comprise a surveillance complex (Csy complex) with CRISPR RNA (crRNA) for target recognition. Here, we report the biochemical characterization of the Csy1-Csy2 subcomplex from Xanthomonas albilineans, including the analysis of its interaction with crRNA and also AcrF2, an anti-CRISPR (Acr) protein from a phage that infects Pseudomonas aeruginosa The X...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347540/compliant-contact-versus-rigid-contact-a-comparison-in-the-context-of-granular-dynamics
#16
Arman Pazouki, Michał Kwarta, Kyle Williams, William Likos, Radu Serban, Paramsothy Jayakumar, Dan Negrut
We summarize and numerically compare two approaches for modeling and simulating the dynamics of dry granular matter. The first one, the discrete-element method via penalty (DEM-P), is commonly used in the soft matter physics and geomechanics communities; it can be traced back to the work of Cundall and Strack [P. Cundall, Proc. Symp. ISRM, Nancy, France 1, 129 (1971); P. Cundall and O. Strack, Geotechnique 29, 47 (1979)GTNQA80016-850510.1680/geot.1979.29.1.47]. The second approach, the discrete-element method via complementarity (DEM-C), considers the grains perfectly rigid and enforces nonpenetration via complementarity conditions; it is commonly used in robotics and computer graphics applications and had two strong promoters in Moreau and Jean [J...
October 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347466/intermittency-and-emergence-of-coherent-structures-in-wave-turbulence-of-a-vibrating-plate
#17
Nicolas Mordant, Benjamin Miquel
We report numerical investigations of wave turbulence in a vibrating plate. The possibility to implement advanced measurement techniques and long-time numerical simulations makes this system extremely valuable for wave turbulence studies. The purely 2D character of dynamics of the elastic plate makes it much simpler to handle compared to much more complex 3D physical systems that are typical of geo- and astrophysical issues (ocean surface or internal waves, magnetized plasmas or strongly rotating and/or stratified flows)...
October 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347253/consistent-lattice-boltzmann-modeling-of-low-speed-isothermal-flows-at-finite-knudsen-numbers-in-slip-flow-regime-application-to-plane-boundaries
#18
Goncalo Silva, Viriato Semiao
The first nonequilibrium effect experienced by gaseous flows in contact with solid surfaces is the slip-flow regime. While the classical hydrodynamic description holds valid in bulk, at boundaries the fluid-wall interactions must consider slip. In comparison to the standard no-slip Dirichlet condition, the case of slip formulates as a Robin-type condition for the fluid tangential velocity. This makes its numerical modeling a challenging task, particularly in complex geometries. In this work, this issue is handled with the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), motivated by the similarities between the closure relations of the reflection-type boundary schemes equipping the LBM equation and the slip velocity condition established by slip-flow theory...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347071/consistency-of-detrended-fluctuation-analysis
#19
O Løvsletten
The scaling function F(s) in detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) scales as F(s)∼s^{H} for stochastic processes with Hurst exponent H. This scaling law is proven for stationary stochastic processes with 0<H<1 and nonstationary stochastic processes with 1<H<2. For H<0.5, it is observed that the asymptotic (power-law) autocorrelation function (ACF) scales as ∼s^{1/2}. It is also demonstrated that the fluctuation function in DFA is equal in expectation to (i) a weighted sum of the ACF and (ii) a weighted sum of the second-order structure function...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346904/extracting-oscillating-components-from-nonstationary-time-series-a-wavelet-induced-method
#20
Adrien Deliège, Samuel Nicolay
This paper consists in the description and application of a method called wavelet-induced mode extraction (WIME) in the context of time-frequency analysis. WIME aims to extract the oscillating components that build amplitude modulated-frequency modulated signals. The essence of this technique relies on the successive extractions of the dominant ridges of wavelet-based time-frequency representations of the signal under consideration. Our tests on simulated examples indicate strong decomposition and reconstruction skills, trouble-free handling of crossing trajectories in the time-frequency plane, sharp performances in frequency detection in the case of mode-mixing problems, and a natural tolerance to noise...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
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