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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109876/debut-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-concomitant-with-administration-of-sublingual-immunotherapy
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Jacob Juel
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is an often debilitating condition characterised by retrograde flow of content from stomach into the oesophagus, where the low pH of the stomach acid irritates the mucosa of the oesophagus. The most dominant symptoms in GORD are pyrosis, regurgitation, and dysphagia. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was first described in 1986. Following this description, the use has greatly increased in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, as an alternative to subcutaneously administered immunotherapy...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097867/dysphagia-thinking-outside-the-box
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Hamish Philpott, Mayur Garg, Dunya Tomic, Smrithya Balasubramanian, Rami Sweis
Dysphagia is a common symptom that is important to recognise and appropriately manage, given that causes include life threatening oesophageal neoplasia, oropharyngeal dysfunction, the risk of aspiration, as well as chronic disabling gastroesophageal reflux (GORD). The predominant causes of dysphagia varies between cohorts depending on the interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental risk factors, and is changing with time. Currently in white Caucasian societies adopting a western lifestyle, obesity is common and thus associated gastroesophageal reflux disease is increasingly diagnosed...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091674/fleet-velocimetry-for-combustion-and-flow-diagnostics
#3
Nicholas J DeLuca, Richard B Miles, Naibo Jiang, Waruna D Kulatilaka, Anil K Patnaik, James R Gord
We report the use of femtosecond laser electronic excitation tagging (FLEET) for velocimetry at a 100-kHz imaging rate. Sequential, single-shot, quantitative velocity profiles of an underexpanded supersonic nitrogen jet were captured at a 100-kHz rate. The signal and lifetime characteristics of the FLEET emission were investigated in a methane flame above a Hencken burner at varying equivalence ratios, and room temperature gas mixtures involving air, methane, and nitrogen. In the post-flame region of the Hencken burner, the emission lifetime was measured as two orders of magnitude lower than lab air conditions...
November 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063898/pattern-of-presentation-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-among-patients-with-dyspepsia-in-kano-nigeria
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Abubakar Sadiq Maiyaki, Musa Muhammed Borodo, Adamu Alhaji Samaila, Abdulmumini Yakubu
BACKGROUND: Dyspepsia is a symptom complex rather than a specific disease entity. It can be caused by both organic and functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) though a common digestive disorder worldwide is scarcely reported in Nigeria. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern of presentation of GORD among patients with dyspepsia. METHODS: One hundred and seventy dyspeptic patients were recruited consecutively as they were referred to the Gastroenterology Unit of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for upper GI endoscopy...
October 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059683/association-analysis-identifies-65-new-breast-cancer-risk-loci
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Kyriaki Michailidou, Sara Lindström, Joe Dennis, Jonathan Beesley, Shirley Hui, Siddhartha Kar, Audrey Lemaçon, Penny Soucy, Dylan Glubb, Asha Rostamianfar, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Jonathan Tyrer, Ed Dicks, Andrew Lee, Zhaoming Wang, Jamie Allen, Renske Keeman, Ursula Eilber, Juliet D French, Xiao Qing Chen, Laura Fachal, Karen McCue, Amy E McCart Reed, Maya Ghoussaini, Jason S Carroll, Xia Jiang, Hilary Finucane, Marcia Adams, Muriel A Adank, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Aittomäki, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N Antonenkova, Volker Arndt, Kristan J Aronson, Banu Arun, Paul L Auer, François Bacot, Myrto Barrdahl, Caroline Baynes, Matthias W Beckmann, Sabine Behrens, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Leslie Bernstein, Carl Blomqvist, Natalia V Bogdanova, Stig E Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Judith S Brand, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Louise Brinton, Per Broberg, Ian W Brock, Annegien Broeks, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Sara Y Brucker, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Katja Butterbach, Qiuyin Cai, Hui Cai, Trinidad Caldés, Federico Canzian, Angel Carracedo, Brian D Carter, Jose E Castelao, Tsun L Chan, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Kee Seng Chia, Ji-Yeob Choi, Hans Christiansen, Christine L Clarke, Margriet Collée, Don M Conroy, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Sten Cornelissen, David G Cox, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Julie M Cunningham, Kamila Czene, Mary B Daly, Peter Devilee, Kimberly F Doheny, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Martine Dumont, Lorraine Durcan, Miriam Dwek, Diana M Eccles, Arif B Ekici, A Heather Eliassen, Carolina Ellberg, Mingajeva Elvira, Christoph Engel, Mikael Eriksson, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Olivia Fletcher, Henrik Flyger, Lin Fritschi, Valerie Gaborieau, Marike Gabrielson, Manuela Gago-Dominguez, Yu-Tang Gao, Susan M Gapstur, José A García-Sáenz, Mia M Gaudet, Vassilios Georgoulias, Graham G Giles, Gord Glendon, Mark S Goldberg, David E Goldgar, Anna González-Neira, Grethe I Grenaker Alnæs, Mervi Grip, Jacek Gronwald, Anne Grundy, Pascal Guénel, Lothar Haeberle, Eric Hahnen, Christopher A Haiman, Niclas Håkansson, Ute Hamann, Nathalie Hamel, Susan Hankinson, Patricia Harrington, Steven N Hart, Jaana M Hartikainen, Mikael Hartman, Alexander Hein, Jane Heyworth, Belynda Hicks, Peter Hillemanns, Dona N Ho, Antoinette Hollestelle, Maartje J Hooning, Robert N Hoover, John L Hopper, Ming-Feng Hou, Chia-Ni Hsiung, Guanmengqian Huang, Keith Humphreys, Junko Ishiguro, Hidemi Ito, Motoki Iwasaki, Hiroji Iwata, Anna Jakubowska, Wolfgang Janni, Esther M John, Nichola Johnson, Kristine Jones, Michael Jones, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Rudolf Kaaks, Maria Kabisch, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Daehee Kang, Yoshio Kasuga, Michael J Kerin, Sofia Khan, Elza Khusnutdinova, Johanna I Kiiski, Sung-Won Kim, Julia A Knight, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vessela N Kristensen, Ute Krüger, Ava Kwong, Diether Lambrechts, Loic Le Marchand, Eunjung Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Jong Won Lee, Chuen Neng Lee, Flavio Lejbkowicz, Jingmei Li, Jenna Lilyquist, Annika Lindblom, Jolanta Lissowska, Wing-Yee Lo, Sibylle Loibl, Jirong Long, Artitaya Lophatananon, Jan Lubinski, Craig Luccarini, Michael P Lux, Edmond S K Ma, Robert J MacInnis, Tom Maishman, Enes Makalic, Kathleen E Malone, Ivana Maleva Kostovska, Arto Mannermaa, Siranoush Manoukian, JoAnn E Manson, Sara Margolin, Shivaani Mariapun, Maria Elena Martinez, Keitaro Matsuo, Dimitrios Mavroudis, James McKay, Catriona McLean, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Alfons Meindl, Primitiva Menéndez, Usha Menon, Jeffery Meyer, Hui Miao, Nicola Miller, Nur Aishah Mohd Taib, Kenneth Muir, Anna Marie Mulligan, Claire Mulot, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Patrick Neven, Sune F Nielsen, Dong-Young Noh, Børge G Nordestgaard, Aaron Norman, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Janet E Olson, Håkan Olsson, Curtis Olswold, Nick Orr, V Shane Pankratz, Sue K Park, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Rachel Lloyd, Jose I A Perez, Paolo Peterlongo, Julian Peto, Kelly-Anne Phillips, Mila Pinchev, Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska, Ross Prentice, Nadege Presneau, Darya Prokofyeva, Elizabeth Pugh, Katri Pylkäs, Brigitte Rack, Paolo Radice, Nazneen Rahman, Gadi Rennert, Hedy S Rennert, Valerie Rhenius, Atocha Romero, Jane Romm, Kathryn J Ruddy, Thomas Rüdiger, Anja Rudolph, Matthias Ruebner, Emiel J T Rutgers, Emmanouil Saloustros, Dale P Sandler, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Elinor J Sawyer, Daniel F Schmidt, Rita K Schmutzler, Andreas Schneeweiss, Minouk J Schoemaker, Fredrick Schumacher, Peter Schürmann, Rodney J Scott, Christopher Scott, Sheila Seal, Caroline Seynaeve, Mitul Shah, Priyanka Sharma, Chen-Yang Shen, Grace Sheng, Mark E Sherman, Martha J Shrubsole, Xiao-Ou Shu, Ann Smeets, Christof Sohn, Melissa C Southey, John J Spinelli, Christa Stegmaier, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Jennifer Stone, Daniel O Stram, Harald Surowy, Anthony Swerdlow, Rulla Tamimi, Jack A Taylor, Maria Tengström, Soo H Teo, Mary Beth Terry, Daniel C Tessier, Somchai Thanasitthichai, Kathrin Thöne, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Ian Tomlinson, Ling Tong, Diana Torres, Thérèse Truong, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Shoichiro Tsugane, Hans-Ulrich Ulmer, Giske Ursin, Michael Untch, Celine Vachon, Christi J van Asperen, David Van Den Berg, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Lizet van der Kolk, Rob B van der Luijt, Daniel Vincent, Jason Vollenweider, Quinten Waisfisz, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Clarice R Weinberg, Camilla Wendt, Alice S Whittemore, Hans Wildiers, Walter Willett, Robert Winqvist, Alicja Wolk, Anna H Wu, Lucy Xia, Taiki Yamaji, Xiaohong R Yang, Cheng Har Yip, Keun-Young Yoo, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Wei Zheng, Ying Zheng, Bin Zhu, Argyrios Ziogas, Elad Ziv, Sunil R Lakhani, Antonis C Antoniou, Arnaud Droit, Irene L Andrulis, Christopher I Amos, Fergus J Couch, Paul D P Pharoah, Jenny Chang-Claude, Per Hall, David J Hunter, Roger L Milne, Montserrat García-Closas, Marjanka K Schmidt, Stephen J Chanock, Alison M Dunning, Stacey L Edwards, Gary D Bader, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Jacques Simard, Peter Kraft, Douglas F Easton
Breast cancer risk is influenced by rare coding variants in susceptibility genes, such as BRCA1, and many common, mostly non-coding variants. However, much of the genetic contribution to breast cancer risk remains unknown. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study of breast cancer in 122,977 cases and 105,974 controls of European ancestry and 14,068 cases and 13,104 controls of East Asian ancestry. We identified 65 new loci that are associated with overall breast cancer risk at P < 5 × 10(-8)...
November 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058716/identification-of-ten-variants-associated-with-risk-of-estrogen-receptor-negative-breast-cancer
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Roger L Milne, Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Kyriaki Michailidou, Jonathan Beesley, Siddhartha Kar, Sara Lindström, Shirley Hui, Audrey Lemaçon, Penny Soucy, Joe Dennis, Xia Jiang, Asha Rostamianfar, Hilary Finucane, Manjeet K Bolla, Lesley McGuffog, Qin Wang, Cora M Aalfs, Marcia Adams, Julian Adlard, Simona Agata, Shahana Ahmed, Habibul Ahsan, Kristiina Aittomäki, Fares Al-Ejeh, Jamie Allen, Christine B Ambrosone, Christopher I Amos, Irene L Andrulis, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N Antonenkova, Volker Arndt, Norbert Arnold, Kristan J Aronson, Bernd Auber, Paul L Auer, Margreet G E M Ausems, Jacopo Azzollini, François Bacot, Judith Balmaña, Monica Barile, Laure Barjhoux, Rosa B Barkardottir, Myrto Barrdahl, Daniel Barnes, Daniel Barrowdale, Caroline Baynes, Matthias W Beckmann, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Leslie Bernstein, Yves-Jean Bignon, Kathleen R Blazer, Marinus J Blok, Carl Blomqvist, William Blot, Kristie Bobolis, Bram Boeckx, Natalia V Bogdanova, Anders Bojesen, Stig E Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Aniko Bozsik, Angela R Bradbury, Judith S Brand, Hiltrud Brauch, Hermann Brenner, Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets, Carole Brewer, Louise Brinton, Per Broberg, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Joan Brunet, Thomas Brüning, Barbara Burwinkel, Saundra S Buys, Jinyoung Byun, Qiuyin Cai, Trinidad Caldés, Maria A Caligo, Ian Campbell, Federico Canzian, Olivier Caron, Angel Carracedo, Brian D Carter, J Esteban Castelao, Laurent Castera, Virginie Caux-Moncoutier, Salina B Chan, Jenny Chang-Claude, Stephen J Chanock, Xiaoqing Chen, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Jocelyne Chiquette, Hans Christiansen, Kathleen B M Claes, Christine L Clarke, Thomas Conner, Don M Conroy, Jackie Cook, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Sten Cornelissen, Isabelle Coupier, Angela Cox, David G Cox, Simon S Cross, Katarina Cuk, Julie M Cunningham, Kamila Czene, Mary B Daly, Francesca Damiola, Hatef Darabi, Rosemarie Davidson, Kim De Leeneer, Peter Devilee, Ed Dicks, Orland Diez, Yuan Chun Ding, Nina Ditsch, Kimberly F Doheny, Susan M Domchek, Cecilia M Dorfling, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Stéphane Dubois, Pierre-Antoine Dugué, Martine Dumont, Alison M Dunning, Lorraine Durcan, Miriam Dwek, Bernd Dworniczak, Diana Eccles, Ros Eeles, Hans Ehrencrona, Ursula Eilber, Bent Ejlertsen, Arif B Ekici, A Heather Eliassen, Christoph Engel, Mikael Eriksson, Laura Fachal, Laurence Faivre, Peter A Fasching, Ulrike Faust, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Olivia Fletcher, Henrik Flyger, William D Foulkes, Eitan Friedman, Lin Fritschi, Debra Frost, Marike Gabrielson, Pragna Gaddam, Marilie D Gammon, Patricia A Ganz, Susan M Gapstur, Judy Garber, Vanesa Garcia-Barberan, José A García-Sáenz, Mia M Gaudet, Marion Gauthier-Villars, Andrea Gehrig, Vassilios Georgoulias, Anne-Marie Gerdes, Graham G Giles, Gord Glendon, Andrew K Godwin, Mark S Goldberg, David E Goldgar, Anna González-Neira, Paul Goodfellow, Mark H Greene, Grethe I Grenaker Alnæs, Mervi Grip, Jacek Gronwald, Anne Grundy, Daphne Gschwantler-Kaulich, Pascal Guénel, Qi Guo, Lothar Haeberle, Eric Hahnen, Christopher A Haiman, Niclas Håkansson, Emily Hallberg, Ute Hamann, Nathalie Hamel, Susan Hankinson, Thomas V O Hansen, Patricia Harrington, Steven N Hart, Jaana M Hartikainen, Catherine S Healey, Alexander Hein, Sonja Helbig, Alex Henderson, Jane Heyworth, Belynda Hicks, Peter Hillemanns, Shirley Hodgson, Frans B Hogervorst, Antoinette Hollestelle, Maartje J Hooning, Bob Hoover, John L Hopper, Chunling Hu, Guanmengqian Huang, Peter J Hulick, Keith Humphreys, David J Hunter, Evgeny N Imyanitov, Claudine Isaacs, Motoki Iwasaki, Louise Izatt, Anna Jakubowska, Paul James, Ramunas Janavicius, Wolfgang Janni, Uffe Birk Jensen, Esther M John, Nichola Johnson, Kristine Jones, Michael Jones, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Rudolf Kaaks, Maria Kabisch, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Daehee Kang, Karin Kast, Renske Keeman, Michael J Kerin, Carolien M Kets, Machteld Keupers, Sofia Khan, Elza Khusnutdinova, Johanna I Kiiski, Sung-Won Kim, Julia A Knight, Irene Konstantopoulou, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vessela N Kristensen, Torben A Kruse, Ava Kwong, Anne-Vibeke Lænkholm, Yael Laitman, Fiona Lalloo, Diether Lambrechts, Keren Landsman, Christine Lasset, Conxi Lazaro, Loic Le Marchand, Julie Lecarpentier, Andrew Lee, Eunjung Lee, Jong Won Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Flavio Lejbkowicz, Fabienne Lesueur, Jingmei Li, Jenna Lilyquist, Anne Lincoln, Annika Lindblom, Jolanta Lissowska, Wing-Yee Lo, Sibylle Loibl, Jirong Long, Jennifer T Loud, Jan Lubinski, Craig Luccarini, Michael Lush, Robert J MacInnis, Tom Maishman, Enes Makalic, Ivana Maleva Kostovska, Kathleen E Malone, Siranoush Manoukian, JoAnn E Manson, Sara Margolin, John W M Martens, Maria Elena Martinez, Keitaro Matsuo, Dimitrios Mavroudis, Sylvie Mazoyer, Catriona McLean, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Primitiva Menéndez, Jeffery Meyer, Hui Miao, Austin Miller, Nicola Miller, Gillian Mitchell, Marco Montagna, Kenneth Muir, Anna Marie Mulligan, Claire Mulot, Sue Nadesan, Katherine L Nathanson, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Ines Nevelsteen, Dieter Niederacher, Sune F Nielsen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Aaron Norman, Robert L Nussbaum, Edith Olah, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Janet E Olson, Curtis Olswold, Kai-Ren Ong, Jan C Oosterwijk, Nick Orr, Ana Osorio, V Shane Pankratz, Laura Papi, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Ylva Paulsson-Karlsson, Rachel Lloyd, Inge Søkilde Pedersen, Bernard Peissel, Ana Peixoto, Jose I A Perez, Paolo Peterlongo, Julian Peto, Georg Pfeiler, Catherine M Phelan, Mila Pinchev, Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska, Bruce Poppe, Mary E Porteous, Ross Prentice, Nadege Presneau, Darya Prokofieva, Elizabeth Pugh, Miquel Angel Pujana, Katri Pylkäs, Brigitte Rack, Paolo Radice, Nazneen Rahman, Johanna Rantala, Christine Rappaport-Fuerhauser, Gad Rennert, Hedy S Rennert, Valerie Rhenius, Kerstin Rhiem, Andrea Richardson, Gustavo C Rodriguez, Atocha Romero, Jane Romm, Matti A Rookus, Anja Rudolph, Thomas Ruediger, Emmanouil Saloustros, Joyce Sanders, Dale P Sandler, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Elinor J Sawyer, Daniel F Schmidt, Minouk J Schoemaker, Fredrick Schumacher, Peter Schürmann, Lukas Schwentner, Christopher Scott, Rodney J Scott, Sheila Seal, Leigha Senter, Caroline Seynaeve, Mitul Shah, Priyanka Sharma, Chen-Yang Shen, Xin Sheng, Hermela Shimelis, Martha J Shrubsole, Xiao-Ou Shu, Lucy E Side, Christian F Singer, Christof Sohn, Melissa C Southey, John J Spinelli, Amanda B Spurdle, Christa Stegmaier, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Harald Surowy, Christian Sutter, Anthony Swerdlow, Csilla I Szabo, Rulla M Tamimi, Yen Y Tan, Jack A Taylor, Maria-Isabel Tejada, Maria Tengström, Soo H Teo, Mary B Terry, Daniel C Tessier, Alex Teulé, Kathrin Thöne, Darcy L Thull, Maria Grazia Tibiletti, Laima Tihomirova, Marc Tischkowitz, Amanda E Toland, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Ian Tomlinson, Ling Tong, Diana Torres, Martine Tranchant, Thérèse Truong, Kathy Tucker, Nadine Tung, Jonathan Tyrer, Hans-Ulrich Ulmer, Celine Vachon, Christi J van Asperen, David Van Den Berg, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Elizabeth J van Rensburg, Liliana Varesco, Raymonda Varon-Mateeva, Ana Vega, Alessandra Viel, Joseph Vijai, Daniel Vincent, Jason Vollenweider, Lisa Walker, Zhaoming Wang, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Barbara Wappenschmidt, Clarice R Weinberg, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Camilla Wendt, Jelle Wesseling, Alice S Whittemore, Juul T Wijnen, Walter Willett, Robert Winqvist, Alicja Wolk, Anna H Wu, Lucy Xia, Xiaohong R Yang, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Daniela Zaffaroni, Wei Zheng, Bin Zhu, Argyrios Ziogas, Elad Ziv, Kristin K Zorn, Manuela Gago-Dominguez, Arto Mannermaa, Håkan Olsson, Manuel R Teixeira, Jennifer Stone, Kenneth Offit, Laura Ottini, Sue K Park, Mads Thomassen, Per Hall, Alfons Meindl, Rita K Schmutzler, Arnaud Droit, Gary D Bader, Paul D P Pharoah, Fergus J Couch, Douglas F Easton, Peter Kraft, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Montserrat García-Closas, Marjanka K Schmidt, Antonis C Antoniou, Jacques Simard
Most common breast cancer susceptibility variants have been identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of predominantly estrogen receptor (ER)-positive disease. We conducted a GWAS using 21,468 ER-negative cases and 100,594 controls combined with 18,908 BRCA1 mutation carriers (9,414 with breast cancer), all of European origin. We identified independent associations at P < 5 × 10(-8) with ten variants at nine new loci. At P < 0.05, we replicated associations with 10 of 11 variants previously reported in ER-negative disease or BRCA1 mutation carrier GWAS and observed consistent associations with ER-negative disease for 105 susceptibility variants identified by other studies...
October 23, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047927/fiber-coupled-uv-swir-hyperspectral-imaging-sensor-for-combustion-diagnostics
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Paul S Hsu, Daniel Lauriola, Naibo Jiang, Joseph D Miller, James R Gord, Sukesh Roy
A fiber-coupled, hyperspectral imaging sensor (HSIS) ranging from ultraviolet (UV) to short-wavelength-infrared (SWIR) wavelengths is developed for remote detection of planar [two-dimensional (2D)], spectrally resolved flame emission. The key component of the sensor is a dimension-reduction 2D-to-1D (one-dimensional) fiber-optic array that contains 1024 fibers and features high-UV optical transmission (>30% transmission at 310-340 nm, >90% at 340-2000 nm), wide operational wavelengths (300-2400 nm), and a compact and robust design (full length <5  cm)...
July 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045839/heterotopic-transplantations-reveal-environmental-influences-on-interneuron-diversity-and-maturation
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Giulia Quattrocolo, Gord Fishell, Timothy J Petros
During embryogenesis, neural progenitors in the ganglionic eminences give rise to diverse GABAergic interneuron subtypes that populate all forebrain regions. The extent to which these cells are genetically predefined or determined by postmigratory environmental cues remains unknown. To address this question, we performed homo- and heterotopic transplantation of early postnatal MGE-derived cortical and hippocampal interneurons. Grafted cells migrated, and displayed neurochemical, electrophysiological, morphological, and neurochemical profiles similar to endogenous interneurons...
October 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026592/yield-of-prolonged-wireless-ph-monitoring-in-achalasia-patients-successfully-treated-with-pneumatic-dilation
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Aurelio Mauro, Marianna Franchina, Alessandra Elvevi, Delia Pugliese, Andrea Tenca, Dario Conte, Roberto Penagini
BACKGROUND: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a long-term complication of achalasia treatments. The aim of our study was to evaluate the yield of prolonged wireless pH monitoring in patients with successfully treated achalasia and its influence on proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with achalasia who underwent prolonged wireless pH monitoring after a successful treatment with pneumatic dilation were enrolled. pH variables were analysed in the first 24 hours of monitoring to determine if tracings were indicative of GORD; the same variables were analysed in the following 24-hour period in order to obtain a worst-day diagnosis of GORD...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957072/mixture-fraction-imaging-at-1%C3%A2-%C3%A2-khz-using-femtosecond-laser-induced-fluorescence-of-krypton
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Daniel R Richardson, Naibo Jiang, Hans U Stauffer, Sean P Kearney, Sukesh Roy, James R Gord
Femtosecond, two-photon-absorption laser-induced-fluorescence (TALIF) imaging measurements of krypton (Kr) are demonstrated to study mixing in gaseous flows. A measurement approach is presented in which observed Kr TALIF signals are 7 times stronger than the current state-of-the-art methodology. Fluorescence emission is compared for different gas pressures and excitation wavelengths, and the strongest fluorescence signals were observed when the excitation wavelength was tuned to 212.56 nm. Using this optimized excitation scheme, 1-kHz, single-laser-shot visualizations of unsteady flows and two-dimensional measurements of mixture fraction and scalar dissipation rate of a Kr-seeded jet are demonstrated...
September 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941013/deoxycholic-acid-promotes-development-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-barrett-s-oesophagus-by-modulating-integrin-%C3%AE-v-trafficking
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David O Prichard, Anne Marie Byrne, James O Murphy, John V Reynolds, Jacintha O'Sullivan, Ronan Feighery, Brendan Doyle, Osama Sharaf Eldin, Stephen P Finn, Aoife Maguire, Deirdre Duff, Dermot P Kelleher, Aideen Long
The fundamental mechanisms underlying erosive oesophagitis and subsequent development of Barrett's oesophagus (BO) are poorly understood. Here, we investigated the contribution of specific components of the gastric refluxate on adhesion molecules involved in epithelial barrier maintenance. Cell line models of squamous epithelium (HET-1A) and BO (QH) were used to examine the effects of bile acids on cell adhesion to extracellular matrix proteins (Collagen, laminin, vitronectin, fibronectin) and expression of integrin ligands (α3 , α4, α5 , α6 and αν )...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914931/high-speed-2d-raman-imaging-at-elevated-pressures
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Naibo Jiang, Paul S Hsu, Jason G Mance, Yue Wu, Mark Gragston, Zhili Zhang, Joseph D Miller, James R Gord, Sukesh Roy
Two-dimensional (2D) Raman scattering at 10 kHz in non-reacting flow mixtures is demonstrated by employing a burst-mode laser with a long-duration pulse of about 70 ns and pulse energy of about 750 mJ at 532 nm. To avoid optical breakdown, the pulse width of the laser was varied in the range of 10-1000 ns. The effects of pulse shape, pulse energy, and harmonic conversion on 2D measurements are also studied. The applications of high-speed, single-shot, 2D imaging of CH4 and H2 jets in N2 at elevated pressures are demonstrated...
September 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882881/respiratory-manifestations-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-in-children
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REVIEW
Fernando Maria de Benedictis, Andrew Bush
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a complex problem in children. Suspected respiratory manifestations of GORD, such as asthma, chronic cough and laryngitis, are commonly encountered in the paediatric practice, but continue to be entities with more questions than answers. The accuracy of diagnostic tests (ie, pH or pH-impedance monitoring, laryngoscopy, endoscopy) for patients with suspected extraoesophageal manifestations of GORD is suboptimal and therefore whether there is a causal relationship between these conditions remains largely undetermined...
September 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881908/does-physical-activity-protect-against-the-development-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-review-of-the-literature-with-a-meta-analysis
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S Lam, A R Hart
Physical activity affects the functioning of the gastrointestinal system through both local and systemic effects and may play an important role in reducing the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma. This review assesses the biological mechanisms and epidemiological evidence for the relationship between physical activity and the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma and its precursor diseases: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and Barrett's esophagus. A search of PubMed, Medline, Embase, and CINAHL was conducted from their inceptions to 25th March 2017 for analytical studies that examined associations between recreational and/or occupational levels of physical activity and the risk of GORD, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877531/towards-individualized-tracheobronchial-stents-technical-practical-and-legal-considerations
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Lutz Freitag, Martin Gördes, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Daniel Franzen, Faustina Funke, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Hervé Dutau
Stent placement has been established as a standard procedure for treating airway obstructions. Other indications are localized malacias and fistulas. Though many different stents with various diameters and lengths are available, the shapes are hardly ever ideal because of the distorted anatomy in patients with diseased airways. There are technical and legal limitations for customizing purchased airway stents. Individually tailored stents would be preferable. New techniques of additive manufacturing such as 3D printing make it possible to produce optimized stents for a particular patient...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839865/transnasal-endoscopy-no-gagging-no-panic
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Clare Parker, Estratios Alexandridis, John Plevris, James O'Hara, Simon Panter
BACKGROUND: Transnasal endoscopy (TNE) is performed with an ultrathin scope via the nasal passages and is increasingly used. This review covers the technical characteristics, tolerability, safety and acceptability of TNE and also diagnostic accuracy, use as a screening tool and therapeutic applications. It includes practical advice from an ear, nose, throat (ENT) specialist to optimise TNE practice, identify ENT pathology and manage complications. METHODS: A Medline search was performed using the terms "transnasal", "ultrathin", "small calibre", "endoscopy", "EGD" to identify relevant literature...
October 2016: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821410/laparoscopic-redo-anti-reflux-surgery-case-series-of-different-presentations-varied-management-and-their-outcomes
#17
Hari Nageswaran, Ali Haque, Mohammed Zia, Ahmed Hassn
BACKGROUND: A minority of patients undergoing surgery for refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) will require revision antireflux surgery ("redo-ARS") for persistent symptoms or complications. Although a repeat minimally invasive procedure for revision may be technically challenging due to post-operative changes, studies are beginning to show favourable data for the laparoscopic approach. METHOD: From a single institution 41 consecutive cases of laparoscopic redo-ARS performed by the same surgeon were classified by mode of presentation to analyse their intra-operative findings, management and post-operative outcomes...
October 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776330/multidimensional-assessment-of-severe-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Vanessa L Clark, Peter G Gibson, Grayson Genn, Sarah A Hiles, Ian D Pavord, Vanessa M McDonald
The management of severe asthma is complex. Multidimensional assessment (MDA) of specific traits has been proposed as an effective strategy to manage severe asthma, although it is supported by few prospective studies. We aimed to systematically review the literature published on MDA in severe asthma, to identify the traits included in MDA and to determine the effect of MDA on asthma-related outcomes. We identified 26 studies and classified these based on study type (cohort/cross-sectional studies; experimental/outcome studies; and severe asthma disease registries)...
October 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761563/the-emerging-role-of-the-eosinophil-and-its-measurement-in-chronic-cough
#19
REVIEW
Mahboobeh H Sadeghi, Alyn H Morice
Although the aetiology of chronic cough in guidelines is clearly stated as asthma and related syndromes, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and upper airways disease, the inflammatory mechanisms underlying these conditions differ. Recent studies on asthma have increasingly focused on its molecular phenotypes instead of clinical characteristics. Here, we proposed the hypothesis that divides cough into two groups; the eosinophilic and neutrophilic. This division will enhance our ability to recognise the type of airway inflammation which, as a consequence will lead us to more targeted and personalized treatment approaches...
2017: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751897/comparative-agronomic-performance-and-reaction-to-fusarium-wilt-of-lens-culinaris-%C3%A3-l-orientalis-and-l-culinaris-%C3%A3-l-ervoides-derivatives
#20
Mohar Singh, Jai C Rana, Badal Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Deep R Saxena, Ashok Saxena, Aqeel H Rizvi, Ashutosh Sarker
The development of transgressive phenotype in the segregating populations has been speculated to contribute to niche divergence of hybrid lineages, which occurs most frequently at larger genetic distances. Wild Lens species are considered to be more resistant against major biotic and abiotic stresses than that of the cultivated species. In the present study, we assessed the comparative agronomic performance of lentil (Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris) inter-sub-specific (L. culinaris subsp. orientalis) and interspecific (L...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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