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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634510/internal-carotid-artery-and-sphenoidal-emissary-vesalian-vein-fistula-mimicking-a-carotid-cavernous-sinus-fistula
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Ava L Liberman, Preethi Ramchand, Kimberly Gannon, Eric L Zager, Bryan Pukenas, Aaron L Bress, Michael D Ezekowitz, Robert Hurst, Steven R Messé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625807/evidence-for-altered-levels-of-immunoglobulin-d-in-the-nasal-airway-mucosa-of-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Jin-Young Min, Jayakar V Nayak, Kathryn E Hulse, Whitney W Stevens, Paul A Raju, Julia H Huang, Lydia A Suh, Griet A Van Roey, James E Norton, Roderick G Carter, Caroline P E Price, Ava R Weibman, Ali R Rashan, Eliver E Ghosn, Zara M Patel, Tetsuya Homma, David B Conley, Kevin C Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Kathleen E Harris, Atsushi Kato, Peter H Hwang, Robert C Kern, Leonore A Herzenberg, Robert P Schleimer, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin D (IgD) is an enigmatic antibody isotype best known when co-expressed with IgM on naïve B cells. However, elevated soluble IgD (sIgD) and increased IgD(+)IgM(-) B cell populations have been described in the human upper respiratory mucosa. OBJECTIVE: We assessed whether levels of sIgD and IgD(+) B cells are altered in nasal tissue from patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). We further characterized IgD(+) B cell populations and explored clinical and local inflammatory factors associated with tissue sIgD levels...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624000/aneurysms-of-the-azygos-vein
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Maximilian Kreibich, Matthias Siepe, Jochen Grohmann, Gregor Pache, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
OBJECTIVE: Azygos vein aneurysms (AVAs) are uncommon and infrequently diagnosed. When confronted with a patient presenting with an AVA, physicians can rely on only a few case reports after an extensive literature search. To date, no guideline, no rule, and no review on the optimal treatment strategy for these patients exist. METHODS: A PubMed and MEDLINE database search for papers and case reports describing AVA was performed. Cases from our own institutions were also reviewed...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613168/convolution-neural-networks-with-two-pathways-for-image-style-recognition
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Tiancheng Sun, Yulong Wang, Jian Yang, Xiaolin Hu
Automatic recognition of an image's style is important for many applications including artwork analysis, photo organization and image retrieval. Traditional convolution neural network (CNN) approach uses only object features for image style recognition. This approach may not be optimal because the same object in two images may have different styles. We propose a CNN architecture with two pathways extracting object features and texture features, respectively. The object pathway represents the standard CNN architecture and the texture pathway intermixes the object pathway by outputting the gram matrices of intermediate features in the object pathway...
June 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609511/automated-assessment-of-child-vocalization-development-using-lena
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Jeffrey A Richards, Dongxin Xu, Jill Gilkerson, Umit Yapanel, Sharmistha Gray, Terrance Paul
Purpose: To produce a novel, efficient measure of children's expressive vocal development on the basis of automatic vocalization assessment (AVA), child vocalizations were automatically identified and extracted from audio recordings using Language Environment Analysis (LENA) System technology. Method: Assessment was based on full-day audio recordings collected in a child's unrestricted, natural language environment. AVA estimates were derived using automatic speech recognition modeling techniques to categorize and quantify the sounds in child vocalizations (e...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602221/violent-reinjury-risk-assessment-instrument-vrrai-for-hospital-based-violence-intervention-programs
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Erik J Kramer, James Dodington, Ava Hunt, Terrell Henderson, Adaobi Nwabuo, Rochelle Dicker, Catherine Juillard
BACKGROUND: Violent injury is the second most common cause of death among 15- to 24-year olds in the US. Up to 58% of violently injured youth return to the hospital with a second violent injury. Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) have been shown to reduce injury recidivism through intensive case management. However, no validated guidelines for risk assessment strategies in the HVIP setting have been reported. We aimed to use qualitative methods to investigate the key components of risk assessments employed by HVIP case managers and to propose a risk assessment model based on this qualitative analysis...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589708/modified-continuity-equation-using-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-three-dimensional-imaging-for-aortic-valve-area-estimation
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Pedro Pinto Teixeira, Ruben Ramos, Pedro Rio, Luísa Moura Branco, Guilherme Portugal, Ana Abreu, Ana Galrinho, Hugo Marques, Luísa Figueiredo, Rui Cruz Ferreira
PURPOSE: Aortic valve area (AVA) is usually estimated by the continuity equation (CE) in which the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) area is calculated assuming a circular shape. This study aimed to compare measurements of LVOT area using standard 2D transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE), 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE), and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and assess their relative impact on AVA estimated by the CE. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively enrolled 60 patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) referred for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) who systematically underwent 2DTTE, 3DTEE, and MDCT...
June 7, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582434/asymptomatic-aortic-stenosis-an-assessment-of-patients-and-of-their-general-practitioners-knowledge-after-an-indexed-specialized-assessment-in-community-practice
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Raphaëlle-Ashley Guerbaii, Gabriel Fustier, Pierre-Vladimir Ennezat, Anne Ringle, Camille Trouillet, Pierre Graux, André Vincentelli, Christophe Tribouilloy, Sylvestre Maréchaux
BACKGROUND: Clinical and echocardiography follow-up is recommended in patients with aortic stenosis to detect symptom onset, thus a watchful waiting approach has to be safe and effective. For both AS patients and their general practitioners, evaluation of valvular heart disease (VHD) knowledge, after the indexed specialized assessment has never been measured. AIMS: To evaluate the knowledge of clinical symptoms of aortic stenosis by both patients and their general practitioner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579174/production-of-5-aminovaleric-acid-in-recombinant-corynebacterium-glutamicum-strains-from-a-miscanthus-hydrolysate-solution-prepared-by-a-newly-developed-miscanthus-hydrolysis-process
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Jeong Chan Joo, Young Hoon Oh, Ju Hyun Yu, Sung Min Hyun, Tae Uk Khang, Kyoung Hee Kang, Bong Keun Song, Kyungmoon Park, Min-Kyu Oh, Sang Yup Lee, Si Jae Park
This study examined nine expired industrial Corynebacterium glutamicum strains with high lysine producing capability for enhanced production of 5-AVA. C. glutamicum KCTC 1857 exhibiting the highest lysine production was transformed with either original Pseudomonas putida davBA genes, encoding the 5-AVA biosynthesis pathway, or C. glutamicum codon-optimized davBA genes. C. glutamicum KCTC 1857 expressing the original genes had superior cell viability and 5-AVA production capability compared to the other strain...
May 21, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562275/frequent-binge-drinking-among-us-adolescents-1991-to-2015
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Joy Bohyun Jang, Megan E Patrick, Katherine M Keyes, Ava D Hamilton, John E Schulenberg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Scientific understanding of the forces involved in the decades-long decline of adolescent alcohol use in the United States is limited. This study examines specific changes in US adolescent frequent binge drinking (FBD) by age (variation due to maturation), period (variation across time that does not covary across age), and cohort (variation common to adolescents born around the same time). METHODS: We analyzed nationally representative, multicohort data from 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students sampled between 1991 and 2015 from Monitoring the Future (n = 1 065 022) to estimate age, period, and cohort effects on adolescents' FBD (defined as ≥2 occasions of ≥5 drinks in a row during the past 2 weeks)...
May 22, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552098/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-aortic-stenosis
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Van Doan Tuyet Le
Patients with moderate to severe aortic stenosis (AVA <1.3 cm(2)) who were judged, by a referring cardiologist, as asymptomatic or equivocal symptomatic from the aortic stenosis were included in the study. Patients with left ventricular ejection fraction <50% were not included. Twenty-nine percent of the referred patients were judged asymptomatic and 71% equivocal symptomatic from their valve disease. The mean age was 72 years and 90% of the patients had an AVA-index <0.6 cm(2)/m(2). By clinical evaluation in the outpatient clinic, 48% were judged as having functional limitation corresponding to NYHA≥II...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546577/corrigendum-landscape-of-monoallelic-dna-accessibility-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-and-neural-progenitor-cells
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Jin Xu, Ava C Carter, Anne-Valerie Gendrel, Mikael Attia, Joshua Loftus, William J Greenleaf, Robert Tibshirani, Edith Heard, Howard Y Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542088/corneal-breakthrough-haze-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-with-mitomycin-c-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Igor Kaiserman, Naʼava Sadi, Michael Mimouni, Tzahi Sela, Gur Munzer, Shmuel Levartovsky
PURPOSE: To identify preoperative and intraoperative factors affecting breakthrough corneal haze incidence after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with mitomycin C (MMC). METHODS: In this retrospective study of PRK performed at the Care Vision Refractive Laser Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, a total of 7535 eyes (n = 3854 patients; mean age ± SD, 26 ± 6 years; 55% men) underwent PRK with intraoperative MMC application. Patients with histories of corneal pathology or surgery were excluded...
May 23, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538567/hyperspectral-imaging-provides-early-prediction-of-random-axial-flap-necrosis-in-a-preclinical-model
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Michael S Chin, Ava G Chappell, Giorgio Giatsidis, Dylan J Perry, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Anthony Haddad, Hajime Matsumine, Dennis P Orgill, Janice F Lalikos
BACKGROUND: Necrosis remains a significant complication in cutaneous flap procedures. Monitoring, and ideally prediction, of vascular compromise in the early postoperative period may allow surgeons to limit the impact of complications by prompt intervention. Hyperspectral imaging could be a reliable, effective, and noninvasive method for predicting flap survival postoperatively. In this preclinical study, the authors demonstrate that hyperspectral imaging is able to correlate early skin perfusion changes and ultimate flap survival in a preclinical model...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536170/door-to-needle-delays-in-minor-stroke-a-causal-inference-approach
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Sara K Rostanski, Zachary Shahn, Mitchell S V Elkind, Ava L Liberman, Randolph S Marshall, Joshua I Stillman, Olajide Williams, Joshua Z Willey
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thrombolysis rates among minor stroke (MS) patients are increasing because of increased recognition of disability in this group and guideline changes regarding treatment indications. We examined the association of delays in door-to-needle (DTN) time with stroke severity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all stroke patients who received intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator in our emergency department between July 1, 2011, and February 29, 2016...
May 23, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533578/validity-and-reliability-assessment-of-the-persian-version-of-therapy-related-symptom-checklist
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Ava Mansouri, Rozita Motaghedi, Arash Rashidian, Asieh Ashouri, Mona Kagrar, Moluk Hajibabaei, Kheirollah Gholami, Shahla Ansari
Therapy-related symptom checklist for children (TRSC-C) was developed as a symptom assessment tool in children receiving chemotherapy. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Persian version of TRSC-C. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013-2014 in Tehran, Iran. TRSC-C was translated using backward-forward approach. The content validity, face validity, and comprehensiveness were investigated based on the opinion of experts. The item content validity index (I-CVI) and scale content validity index (S-CVI) were calculated by the mean approach and inter-rater agreement...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533173/targeting-human-telomerase-rna-component-using-antisense-oligonucleotide-induces-rapid-cell-death-and-increases-ato-induced-apoptosis-in-apl-cells
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Leila Asghari-Kia, Davood Bashash, Ava Safaroghli-Azar, Majid Momeny, Mohsen Hamidpour, Seyed H Ghaffari
The impressive advances carried out in designing pharmacological strategies with the aim of telomerase inhibition in cancers emerged a consensus that telomerase-targeted therapies could be exciting prospect in repertoire of future cancer strategies. The results of the present study indicated that targeting telomerase using an oligonucleotide-based molecule against human telomerase RNA template (hTR ASODN) reduced the survival rate of NB4 cells and induced a caspase-3-dependent apoptosis. Our finding was even noticeable in the synergistic experiments, where we found an enhanced reduction in the viability of the cells after short-term treatment with ATO in combination with the inhibitor...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531836/trauma-exposure-incident-psychiatric-disorders-and-disorder-transitions-in-a-longitudinal-population-representative-sample
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Kate Walsh, Katie A McLaughlin, Ava Hamilton, Katherine M Keyes
Heterotypic continuity, whereby individuals transition from one disorder to another, is common; however, longitudinal studies examining transdiagnostic predictors of heterotypic continuity are lacking. The current study examined whether trauma exposure during childhood (maltreatment) and adulthood (interpersonal and non-interpersonal trauma) is associated with heterotypic continuity in a national sample. Men and women (N = 34,653) who participated in Waves 1 (2001-2002) and 2 (2004-2005) of the National Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) completed face-to-face interviews about trauma exposure and psychopathology...
September 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523289/core-canonical-pathways-involved-in-developing-human-glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm
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Somiranjan Ghosh, Sisir Dutta, Gabriel Thorne, Ava Boston, Alexis Barfield, Narendra Banerjee, Rayshawn Walker, Hirendra Nath Banerjee
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and aggressive type of the primary brain tumors with pathologic hallmarks of necrosis and vascular proliferation. The diagnosis of GBM is currently mostly based on histological examination of brain tumor tissues, after radiological characterization and surgical biopsy. The ability to characterize tumors comprehensively at the molecular level raises the possibility that diagnosis can be made based on molecular profiling with or without histological examination, rather than solely on histological phenotype...
February 2017: International journal of scientific research in science, engineering and technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506879/a-new-platform-for-long-term-tracking-and-recording-of-neural-activity-and-simultaneous-optogenetic-control-in-freely-behaving-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Keiko Gengyo-Ando, Yuko Kagawa-Nagamura, Masamichi Ohkura, Xianfeng Fei, Min Chen, Koichi Hashimoto, Junichi Nakai
BACKGROUND: Real-time recording and manipulation of neural activity in freely behaving animals can greatly advance our understanding of how neural circuits regulate behavior. Ca(2+) imaging and optogenetic manipulation with optical probes are key technologies for this purpose. However, integrating the two optical approaches with behavioral analysis has been technically challenging. NEW METHOD: Here, we developed a new imaging system, ICaST (Integrated platform for Ca(2+) imaging, Stimulation, and Tracking), which combines an automatic worm tracking system and a fast-scanning laser confocal microscope, to image neurons of interest in freely behaving C...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
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