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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441842/-analysis-of-funding-of-projects-on-obstetrics-and-gynecology-supported-by-national-natural-science-foundation-of-china-from-2007-to-2016
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S H Qin, Q S Huang, S Z Yao
Objective: To summarize the funding of scientific research projects on obstetrics and gynecology by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) from 2007 to 2016 and to display the hotspots of scientific research on obstetrics and gynecology. Methods: A systemic search was performed for the information of projects supported by NSFC from 2007 to 2016. The indicators for analysis included the number of projects, total investment, project categories, research units and research field. The research direction of each project was decided based on title, summary and key words provided by the profile of each project...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441824/-clinical-and-neuroimaging-features-of-acute-encephalopathy-after-status-epilepticus-in-dravet-syndrome
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X J Tian, Y H Zhang, A J Liu, X L Yang, Q Zeng, Z X Yang, J T Ye, X Y Liu, Y W Jiang, X R Wu
Objective: To investigate the clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of acute encephalopathy (AE) after status epilepticus (SE) of patients with Dravet syndrome (DS). Method: The clinical data of DS patients who had AE (coma ≥24 h) after SE were retrospectively collected from February 2005 to August 2016 in Peking University First Hospital and SCN1A gene tests were performed.The clinical and neuroimaging features were summarized. Result: Twenty-two patients (9 males and 13 females) with AE were collected among 412 DS patients during follow-up...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441803/-factors-for-lymph-node-metastasis-and-survival-rate-in-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-from-a-large-cohort-of-3-607-cases-series
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L Xu, Y N Xu, J D Wang
Objective: To investigate high-risk factors for lymph node metastasis (LNM) and 10-year survival rate in patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 3 607 patients with PTMC received surgery in our hospital from January 2005 to December 2015. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify the factors associated with metastasis and 10-year survival rate of the patients was calculated. Results: The patients accepted an average follow-up of 68 months, with follow-up from 18 to 138 months...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441783/comparison-between-mr-perfusion-and-18f-fdg-pet-in-differentiating-tumor-recurrence-from-nonneoplastic-contrast-enhancing-tissue
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Yogesh Kumar, Nishant Gupta, Manisha Mangla, Kusum Hooda, Rajiv Mangla
Objective: Comparison of the accuracy of MR perfusion and 18-FDG-PET for differentiating tumor progression from nonneoplastic contrast-enhancing tissue. Methods and Materials: Retrospective review of MR perfusion and 18-FDG-PET in 23 cases of primary brain tumors (17 high grade and 6 low grade glial neoplasms) and 5 cases of metastatic lesions with enhancing lesions on post-treatment MRI was performed. The accuracy of MR perfusion versus 18-FDG-PET for distinguishing between nonneoplastic contrast-enhancing tissue and tumor recurrence was assessed...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441782/deep-sequencing-analysis-of-rnas-from-citrus-plants-grown-in-a-citrus-sudden-death-affected-area-reveals-diverse-known-and-putative-novel-viruses
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Emilyn E Matsumura, Helvecio D Coletta-Filho, Shahideh Nouri, Bryce W Falk, Luca Nerva, Tiago S Oliveira, Silvia O Dorta, Marcos A Machado
Citrus sudden death (CSD) has caused the death of approximately four million orange trees in a very important citrus region in Brazil. Although its etiology is still not completely clear, symptoms and distribution of affected plants indicate a viral disease. In a search for viruses associated with CSD, we have performed a comparative high-throughput sequencing analysis of the transcriptome and small RNAs from CSD-symptomatic and -asymptomatic plants using the Illumina platform. The data revealed mixed infections that included Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) as the most predominant virus, followed by the Citrus sudden death-associated virus (CSDaV), Citrus endogenous pararetrovirus (CitPRV) and two putative novel viruses tentatively named Citrus jingmen-like virus (CJLV), and Citrus virga-like virus (CVLV)...
April 24, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441763/improving-passive-time-reversal-underwater-acoustic-communications-using-subarray-processing
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Chengbing He, Lianyou Jing, Rui Xi, Qinyuan Li, Qunfei Zhang
Multichannel receivers are usually employed in high-rate underwater acoustic communication to achieve spatial diversity. In the context of multichannel underwater acoustic communications, passive time reversal (TR) combined with a single-channel adaptive decision feedback equalizer (TR-DFE) is a low-complexity solution to achieve both spatial and temporal focusing. In this paper, we present a novel receiver structure to combine passive time reversal with a low-order multichannel adaptive decision feedback equalizer (TR-MC-DFE) to improve the performance of the conventional TR-DFE...
April 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441760/supplementation-with-a-polyphenol-rich-extract-perfload-%C3%A2-improves-physical-performance-during-high-intensity-exercise-a-randomized-double-blind-crossover-trial
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Julien Cases, Cindy Romain, Cristian Marín-Pagán, Linda H Chung, José Miguel Rubio-Pérez, Caroline Laurent, Sylvie Gaillet, Emmanuelle Prost-Camus, Michel Prost, Pedro E Alcaraz
Workout capacity is energy-production driven. To produce peak metabolic power outputs, the organism predominantly relies more on anaerobic metabolism, but this undoubtedly has a negative and limiting impact on muscle function and performance. The aim of the study was to evaluate if an innovative polyphenol-based food supplement, PerfLoad(®), was able to improve metabolic homeostasis and physical performance during high-intensity exercises under anaerobic conditions. The effect of a supplementation has been investigated on fifteen recreationally-active male athletes during a randomized, double-blind and crossover clinical investigation...
April 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441749/using-wavelet-packet-transform-for-surface-roughness-evaluation-and-texture-extraction
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Xiao Wang, Tielin Shi, Guanglan Liao, Yichun Zhang, Yuan Hong, Kepeng Chen
Surface characterization plays a significant role in evaluating surface functional performance. In this paper, we introduce wavelet packet transform for surface roughness characterization and surface texture extraction. Surface topography is acquired by a confocal laser scanning microscope. Smooth border padding and de-noise process are implemented to generate a roughness surface precisely. By analyzing the high frequency components of a simulated profile, surface textures are separated by using wavelet packet transform, and the reconstructed roughness and waviness coincide well with the original ones...
April 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441748/convergent-validity-of-a-wearable-sensor-system-for-measuring-sub-task-performance-during-the-timed-up-and-go-test
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James Beyea, Chris A McGibbon, Andrew Sexton, Jeremy Noble, Colleen O'Connell
BACKGROUND: The timed-up-and-go test (TUG) is one of the most commonly used tests of physical function in clinical practice and for research outcomes. Inertial sensors have been used to parse the TUG test into its composite phases (rising, walking, turning, etc.), but have not validated this approach against an optoelectronic gold-standard, and to our knowledge no studies have published the minimal detectable change of these measurements. METHODS: Eleven adults performed the TUG three times each under normal and slow walking conditions, and 3 m and 5 m walking distances, in a 12-camera motion analysis laboratory...
April 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441746/high-performance-prediction-of-human-estrogen-receptor-agonists-based-on-chemical-structures
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Yuki Asako, Yoshihiro Uesawa
Many agonists for the estrogen receptor are known to disrupt endocrine functioning. We have developed a computational model that predicts agonists for the estrogen receptor ligand-binding domain in an assay system. Our model was entered into the Tox21 Data Challenge 2014, a computational toxicology competition organized by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. This competition aims to find high-performance predictive models for various adverse-outcome pathways, including the estrogen receptor...
April 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441745/breast-cancer-screening-programmes-across-the-who-european-region-differences-among-countries-based-on-national-income-level
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Emma Altobelli, Leonardo Rapacchietta, Paolo Matteo Angeletti, Luca Barbante, Filippo Valerio Profeta, Roberto Fagnano
Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent tumour affecting women all over the world. In low- and middle-income countries, where its incidence is expected to rise further, BC seems set to become a public health emergency. The aim of the present study is to provide a systematic review of current BC screening programmes in WHO European Region to identify possible patterns. Multiple correspondence analysis was performed to evaluate the association among: measures of occurrence; GNI level; type of BC screening programme; organization of public information and awareness campaigns regarding primary prevention of modifiable risk factors; type of BC screening services; year of screening institution; screening coverage and data quality...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441728/imaging-of-the-finger-vein-and-blood-flow-for-anti-spoofing-authentication-using-a-laser-and-a-mems-scanner
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Jaekwon Lee, Seunghwan Moon, Juhun Lim, Min-Joo Gwak, Jae Gwan Kim, Euiheon Chung, Jong-Hyun Lee
A new authentication method employing a laser and a scanner is proposed to improve image contrast of the finger vein and to extract blood flow pattern for liveness detection. A micromirror reflects a laser beam and performs a uniform raster scan. Transmissive vein images were obtained, and compared with those of an LED. Blood flow patterns were also obtained based on speckle images in perfusion and occlusion. Curvature ratios of the finger vein and blood flow intensities were found to be nearly constant, regardless of the vein size, which validated the high repeatability of this scheme for identity authentication with anti-spoofing...
April 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441714/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-functions-as-mirna-sponge-to-promote-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-esophageal-cancer
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Feng Xu, Jing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates dysregulated expression of the long non-coding RNA HOTAIR (lncRNA-HOTAIR) may play a significant role in tumor progression. LncRNA-HOTAIR promotes several processes in esophageal cancer (EC), including cell growth, differentiation, invasion and migration. However, the mechanisms by which lncRNA-HOTAIR promotes invasion and migration EC remain unclear. METHODS: LncRNA-HOTAIR and miR-148a expression were quantified in 40 paired human EC and tumor-adjacent tissues and EC cell lines by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441712/virus-based-devices-prospects-for-allopoiesis
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Bogdan Dragnea
The assembly line is a commonly invoked example of allopoiesis, the process whereby a system produces a different system than itself. In this sense, virus production in plants is an instance of bio-enabled bottom-up allopoiesis because the plant host can be regarded as a programmable assembly line for the virus. Reprogramming this assembly line and integrating it into a larger lineup of chemical manipulations has seen a flurry of activity recently, with more sophisticated systems emerging every year. The field of virus nanomaterials now has several subdisciplines that focus on virus shells as assemblers, scaffolds for molecular circuitry, chemical reactors, magnetic and photonic beacons, and therapeutic carriers...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441710/analysis-of-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity-risk-factors-in-iranian-patients-with-solid-tumors-a-cohort-prospective-and-single-institute-study
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Zahra Esfahani Monfared, Adnan Khosravi, Ali Safavi Naini, Golnar Radmand, Kian Khodadad
Background: Cisplatin has been associated with irreversible hearing damage. Up to now, there is no therapeutic intervention showing benefit in preventing Cisplatin-induced ototoxicity. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors contributing to hearing impairment after cisplatin administration in Iranian patients. Methods: Hearing thresholds of 124 patients before and after cisplatin administration were assessed with reference to pure-tone audiometry averages at several frequencies from 2006 to 2010...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441687/c-arm-positioning-is-a-significant-source-of-radiation-in-spine-surgery
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Elizabeth W Reiser, Rupen Desai, Sarah A Byrd, Harrison Farber, Deborah Chi, Cary S Idler, Robert E Isaacs
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective chart review. OBJECTIVE: It is well-known that radiation exposure during minimally invasive spine procedures can be substantial. Less interest has focused on setup radiation exposure before incision, including preoperative images used for surgical approach. The present study seeks to better quantify the significance of setup radiation in the total radiation exposure of minimally invasive spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Radiographic localization is necessary in minimally invasive spine procedures to visualize anatomy, but increased radiation exposure is associated with health risks...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441683/geometric-torsion-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-new-method-to-differentiate-between-lenke-1-subtypes
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Jesse Shen, Samuel Kadoury, Hubert Labelle, Marjolaine Roy-Beaudry, Carl-Éric Aubin, Stefan Parent
STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE: To study geometric torsion in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) to propose it as a numerical three-dimensional (3D) parameter that quantifies the scoliosis deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: AIS is a 3D deformity of the spine. The most widely accepted and used classification systems, however, still rely on two-dimensional aspects of x-rays. Yet, a 3D classification of AIS remains elusive because there is no widely accepted 3D parameter in the clinical practice...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441675/teaching-today-in-the-practice-setting-of-the-future-implementing-innovations-in-graduate-medical-education
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Jung G Kim, Carl G Morris, Paul Ford
PROBLEM: Implementing an innovation, such as offering new types of patient-physician encounters through the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model while maintaining Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation standards (e.g., patient encounter minimums for trainees), is challenging. APPROACH: In 2009, the Group Health Family Medicine Residency (GHFMR) received an ACGME Program Experimentation and Innovation Project (PEIP) exception that redefined the minimum Family Medicine Resident Review Committee requirement to 1,400 face-to-face visits and 250 electronic visits (1 electronic visit defined as 3 secure message or telephone encounters)...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441662/buffalo-leukemia-inhibitory-factor-induces-differentiation-and-dome-like-secondary-structures-in-cos-1-cells
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Gurjeet Kaur, Syed Azmal Ali, Shikha Pachauri, Dhruba Malakar, Jai K Kaushik, Ashok K Mohanty, Sudarshan Kumar
This study aimed to understand the molecular characteristics of buffalo leukemia inhibitory factor (BuLIF) and the generation of a stably transfected COS-1_BuLIF cell line for its functional characterization. Cumulus cells, isolated from oocytes, were separated, and total cDNA was prepared. The BuLIF gene was ligated into the cloning vector pJET1.2/blunt and expression vector pAcGFP-N1 which was transfected into COS-1 cells and confirmed by qRT-PCR and Western blot. BuLIF was immunoprecipitated and evaluated through a MTT assay...
April 26, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441641/low-volume-contrast-ct-angiography-via-pulmonary-artery-injection-for-measurement-of-aortic-annulus-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Vien T Truong, Joseph Choo, Luke McCoy, Adam Mussman, Stephanie Ambach, Dean Kereiakes, Ian Sarembock, Wojciech Mazur
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility and image quality of low-dose contrast computed tomography (CT) angiography with pulmonary artery (PA) protocol. BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has evolved as an alternative method for surgical valve replacement in intermediate-risk and high-risk surgical patients. CT is essential for measurement of aortic annulus prior to TAVR. METHODS: Twenty patients underwent a low-dose contrast study with PA protocol and 20 patients underwent a traditional-dose study (traditional protocol)...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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