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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100134/ava-svg-meeting-peebles-scotland-8-10-april-2016
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February 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092553/deep-aesthetic-quality-assessment-with-semantic-information
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Yueying Kao, Ran He, Kaiqi Huang
Human beings often assess the aesthetic quality of an image coupled with the identification of the image's semantic content. This paper addresses the correlation issue between automatic aesthetic quality assessment and semantic recognition. We cast the assessment problem as the main task among a multitask deep model, and argue that semantic recognition task offers the key to address this problem. Based on convolutional neural networks, we employ a single and simple multi-task framework to efficiently utilize the supervision of aesthetic and semantic labels...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088130/vaccine-candidates-against-nontypeable-haemophilus-influenzae-a-review
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REVIEW
Ava Behrouzi, Farzam Vaziri, Fatemeh Rahimi-Jamnani, Parviz Afrough, Mohammad Rahbar, Fereshteh Satarian, Seyed Davar Siadat
Nonencapsulated, nontypeable Hemophilus influenzae (NTHi) remains an important cause of acute otitis and respiratory diseases in children and adults. NTHi bacteria are one of the major causes of respiratory tract infections, including acute otitis media, cystic fibrosis, and community-acquired pneumonia among children, especially in developing countries. The bacteria can also cause chronic diseases such as chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the lower respiratory tract of adults...
2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077455/symptomatic-carotid-occlusion-is-frequently-associated-with-microembolization
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Ava L Liberman, Ali Zandieh, Caitlin Loomis, Jonathan M Raser-Schramm, Christina A Wilson, Jose Torres, Koto Ishida, Swaroop Pawar, Rebecca Davis, Michael T Mullen, Steven R Messé, Scott E Kasner, Brett L Cucchiara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Symptomatic carotid artery disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of cerebral ischemia among patients with carotid occlusion remain underexplored. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational cohort study of patients hospitalized within 7 days of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack because of ≥50% carotid artery stenosis or occlusion. Transcranial Doppler emboli detection was performed in the middle cerebral artery ipsilateral to the symptomatic carotid...
January 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070059/differences-in-cardiovascular-responses-to-alamandine-in-two-kidney-one-clip-hypertensive-and-normotensive-rats
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Ava Soltani Hekmat, Kazem Javanmardi, Amin Kouhpayeh, Ehsan Baharamali, Mojtaba Farjam
BACKGROUND: Alamandine is a newly discovered component of the renin-angiotensin system, which regulates blood pressure. In this study, the effect of alamandine on cardiovascular parameters in two-kidney, one clip (2K1C) hypertensive rats and normotensive rats, and the possible roles of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) and the PD123319-sensitive receptors in mediating this effect was investigated.Methods and Results:The cardiovascular parameters were monitored for 10 min before the infusion of the drugs or saline, and for 30 min afterward...
January 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067025/whole-grain-oats-more-than-just-a-fiber-role-of-unique-phytochemicals
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REVIEW
Shengmin Sang, YiFang Chu
Oats are a good source of soluble dietary fiber, especially β-glucan, which has outstanding functional and nutritional properties. β-Glucan is considered to be the major active component of oats because of its cholesterol-lowering and anti-diabetic effects. However, the nutritional benefits of oats appear to go beyond fiber to bioactive phytochemicals with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. In this review, we summarize current knowledge on the chemistry, stability, bioavailability, and health effects of two unique phytochemicals in oats, avenanthramides (AVAs) and avenacosides A and B...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056804/indelseek-detection-of-complex-insertions-and-deletions-from-next-generation-sequencing-data
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Chun Hang Au, Anskar Y H Leung, Ava Kwong, Tsun Leung Chan, Edmond S K Ma
BACKGROUND: Complex insertions and deletions (indels) from next-generation sequencing (NGS) data were prone to escape detection by currently available variant callers as shown by large-scale human genomics studies. Somatic and germline complex indels in key disease driver genes could be missed in NGS-based genomics studies. RESULTS: INDELseek is an open-source complex indel caller designed for NGS data of random fragments and PCR amplicons. The key differentiating factor of INDELseek is that each NGS read alignment was examined as a whole instead of "pileup" of each reference position across multiple alignments...
January 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054503/inhibition-of-telomerase-using-bibr1532-enhances-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis-in-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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Davood Bashash, Mohadeseh Zareii, Ava Safaroghli-Azar, Mir Davood Omrani, Seyed H Ghaffari
OBJECTIVES: Interest into targeting telomerase in cancer has increased by the recent disclosure that elevated telomerase activity is associated with disease recurrence and poor outcome in cancers. In addition, cellular acquisition of unlimited replicative potential, which is closely related to the maintenance of telomeres mostly via the reactivation of telomerase, has been shown to confer loss of sensitivity to a wide range of anti-neoplastic agents. METHODS: To evaluate whether telomerase inhibition using non-nucleosidic inhibitor of telomerase BIBR1532 could enhance cytotoxic effect of doxorubicin in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Nalm-6 pre-B ALL cells were subjected to combination treatment and subsequent cell viability, growth kinetics, caspase-3 activity, and transcriptional alteration of p73, p21, FOXO3a, c-Myc, hTERT, and other apoptosis-related target genes were investigated...
January 5, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051163/adaptable-bioinspired-special-wetting-surface-for-multifunctional-oil-water-separation
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Maryna N Kavalenka, Felix Vüllers, Jana Kumberg, Claudia Zeiger, Vanessa Trouillet, Sebastian Stein, Tanzila T Ava, Chunyan Li, Matthias Worgull, Hendrik Hölscher
Inspired by the multifunctionality of biological surfaces necessary for the survival of an organism in its specific environment, we developed an artificial special wetting nanofur surface which can be adapted to perform different functionalities necessary to efficiently separate oil and water for cleaning accidental oil spills or separating industrial oily wastewater. Initial superhydrophobic nanofur surface is fabricated using a hot pulling method, in which nano- and microhairs are drawn out of the polymer surface during separation from a heated sandblasted steel plate...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036315/evaluation-of-the-immunogenic-property-of-nt-h-influenzae-protein-d-with-neisseria-meningitidis-omv-in-balb-c
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Ava Behrouzi, Saeid Bouzari, Seyed Davar Siadat, Mana Oloomi, Mehdi Davari, Hoora Mazaheri
INTRODUCTION: Identifying ideal non typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) vaccine candidates has not been easy due to extensive sequence and antigenic variation among gene products interacting with the immune system. Protein D (PD) is a highly conserved 42 kDa surface lipoprotein available in all H. influenzae, including NTHi. METHODOLOGY: In this study, the gene encoding PD was cloned from H. influenzae and expressed in Escheriachia coli TOPO10 cell in pBAD vector...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018773/noninvasive-submental-fat-compartment-treatment
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Ava T Shamban
BACKGROUND: KYBELLA, ATX-101, is an injectable form of sodium deoxycholic acid. It is currently the only Food and Drug Administration-approved injectable drug for the reduction of submental fat. OBJECTIVES: A literature review and discussion of the treatment of submental fat. RESULTS: KYBELLA is a well-tolerated alternative for the treatment of submental fat. CONCLUSIONS: KYBELLA is a safe and efficacious, first in class, injectable drug for the reduction of submental fat...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013264/comparing-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-carbapenemase-producing-and-non-carbapenemase-producing-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-bacteremia
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Pranita D Tamma, Katherine E Goodman, Anthony D Harris, Tsigereda Tekle, Ava Roberts, Abimbola Taiwo, Patricia J Simner
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are associated with considerable mortality. As mechanisms of carbapenem resistance are heterogeneous, it is unclear if mortality differs based on resistance mechanisms. We sought to determine whether CRE resistance mechanism determination is prognostically informative. METHODS: We conducted an observational study comparing 14-day mortality between patients with carbapenemase-producing (CP)-CRE compared with non-CP-CRE bacteremia...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993168/mammographic-density-assessed-on-paired-raw-and-processed-digital-images-and-on-paired-screen-film-and-digital-images-across-three-mammography-systems
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Anya Burton, Graham Byrnes, Jennifer Stone, Rulla M Tamimi, John Heine, Celine Vachon, Vahit Ozmen, Ana Pereira, Maria Luisa Garmendia, Christopher Scott, John H Hipwell, Caroline Dickens, Joachim Schüz, Mustafa Erkin Aribal, Kimberly Bertrand, Ava Kwong, Graham G Giles, John Hopper, Beatriz Pérez Gómez, Marina Pollán, Soo-Hwang Teo, Shivaani Mariapun, Nur Aishah Mohd Taib, Martín Lajous, Ruy Lopez-Riduara, Megan Rice, Isabelle Romieu, Anath Arzee Flugelman, Giske Ursin, Samera Qureshi, Huiyan Ma, Eunjung Lee, Reza Sirous, Mehri Sirous, Jong Won Lee, Jisun Kim, Dorria Salem, Rasha Kamal, Mikael Hartman, Hui Miao, Kee-Seng Chia, Chisato Nagata, Sudhir Vinayak, Rose Ndumia, Carla H van Gils, Johanna O P Wanders, Beata Peplonska, Agnieszka Bukowska, Steve Allen, Sarah Vinnicombe, Sue Moss, Anna M Chiarelli, Linda Linton, Gertraud Maskarinec, Martin J Yaffe, Norman F Boyd, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Valerie A McCormack
BACKGROUND: Inter-women and intra-women comparisons of mammographic density (MD) are needed in research, clinical and screening applications; however, MD measurements are influenced by mammography modality (screen film/digital) and digital image format (raw/processed). We aimed to examine differences in MD assessed on these image types. METHODS: We obtained 1294 pairs of images saved in both raw and processed formats from Hologic and General Electric (GE) direct digital systems and a Fuji computed radiography (CR) system, and 128 screen-film and processed CR-digital pairs from consecutive screening rounds...
December 19, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989054/contribution-of-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-to-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-low-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis
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Sílvia Aguiar Rosa, Luísa Moura Branco, Ana Galrinho, Guilherme Portugal, Joäo Abreu, Duarte Cacela, José Fragata, Rui Cruz Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is the treatment of choice in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). Patients with a low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) represent a challenge for evaluation and therapeutic decision. Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) allows the distinction to be made between fixed low-flow/low-gradient (LF/LG) AS and pseudosevere AS. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2014 a retrospective analysis was conducted of patients who underwent DSE to investigate severe AS...
March 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975416/anti-biofilm-potential-of-some-plant-volatile-compounds-against-proteus-mirabilis
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Jaa do Nascimento Júnior, B S Dos Santos, Lca de Araújo, Ava Lima, T D da Silva, Lcn da Silva, T H Napoleão, Pmg Paiva, M V da Silva, M T Dos Santos Correia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942362/immunization-with-protein-d-from-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-nthi-induced-cytokine-responses-and-bioactive-antibody-production
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Atefeh Davoudi Vijeh Motlagh, Seyed Davar Siadat, Saeid Abedian Kenari, Mehdi Mahdavi, Ava Behrouzi, Hossein Asgarian-Omran
BACKGROUND: Outer membrane protein D (PD) is a highly conserved and stable protein in the outer membrane of both encapsulated (typeable) and non-capsulated (non-typeable) strains of Haemophilus influenzae. As an immunogen, PD is a potential candidate vaccine against non-typeable H. influenzae (NTHi) strains. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the cytokine pattern and the opsonic antibody response in a BALB/c mouse model versus PD from NTHi as a vaccine candidate...
October 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935045/patient-derived-xenografts-of-gastrointestinal-cancers-are-susceptible-to-rapid-and-delayed-b-lymphoproliferation
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Sebastian M Dieter, Klara M Giessler, Mark Kriegsmann, Taronish D Dubash, Lino Möhrmann, Erik R Schulz, Christine Siegl, Sarah Weber, Hendrik Strakerjahn, Ava Oberlack, Ulrike Heger, Jianpeng Gao, Eva-Maria Hartinger, Felix Oppel, Christopher M Hoffmann, Nati Ha, Benedikt Brors, Felix Lasitschka, Alexis Ulrich, Oliver Strobel, Manfred Schmidt, Christof von Kalle, Martin Schneider, Wilko Weichert, K Roland Ehrenberg, Hanno Glimm, Claudia R Ball
Patient-derived cancer xenografts (PDX) are widely used to identify and evaluate novel therapeutic targets, and to test therapeutic approaches in preclinical mouse avatar trials. Despite their widespread use, potential caveats of PDX models remain considerably underappreciated. Here, we demonstrate that EBV-associated B-lymphoproliferations frequently develop following xenotransplantation of human colorectal and pancreatic carcinomas in highly immunodeficient NOD.Cg-Prkdc(scid) Il2rg(tm1Wjl) /SzJ (NSG) mice (18/47 and 4/37 mice, respectively), and in derived cell cultures in vitro...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932205/cold-induced-sympathetic-tone-modifies-the-impact-of-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-in-the-finger-pulp
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Tone Kristin Bergersen, Maria Skytioti, Maja Elstad
OBJECTIVE: In thermoneutral and cold subjects, the sympathetic nervous system regulates skin blood flow by adjusting frequency of the tonic vasoconstrictor impulses. However, the way these thermoregulatory impulses influence the vascular endothelium is not well known. We studied how the sympathetic nervous system influences endothelium-dependent vasodilation (EDV) caused by shear stress in skin containing arteriovenous anastomoses (AVAs) and arterioles in healthy subjects. METHODS: Thirteen healthy subjects were exposed to thermoneutral (29°C) and cold (22°C) ambient temperatures on separate days...
November 30, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921269/graded-structure-in-sexual-definitions-categorizations-of-having-had-sex-and-virginity-loss-among-homosexual-and-heterosexual-men-and-women
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Ava D Horowitz, Edward Bedford
Definitions of sexual behavior display a robust hierarchy of agreement regarding whether or not acts should be classed as, for example, sex or virginity loss. The current research offers a theoretical explanation for this hierarchy, proposing that sexual definitions display graded categorical structure, arising from goodness of membership judgments. Moderation of this graded structure is also predicted, with the focus here on how sexual orientation identity affects sexual definitions. A total of 300 18- to 30-year-old participants completed an online survey, rating 18 behaviors for how far each constitutes having "had sex" and virginity loss...
December 5, 2016: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916847/aortic-root-dilatation-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-i-vii
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Meena Bolourchi, Pierangelo Renella, Raymond Y Wang
The prevalence of aortic root dilatation (ARD) in mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) is not well documented. We investigated aortic root measurements in 34 MPS patients at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). The diagnosis, treatment status, age, gender, height, weight and aortic root parameters (aortic valve annulus (AVA), sinuses of Valsalva (SoV), and sinotubular junction (STJ)) were extracted by retrospective chart review and echocardiographic measurements. Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and paired post-hoc t-tests were used to summarize the aortic dimensions...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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