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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230860/carma2sh-and-ulk2-control-pathogen-associated-molecular-patterns-recognition-in-human-keratinocytes-psoriasis-linked-carma2sh-mutants-escape-ulk2-censorship
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Ivan Scudiero, Pellegrino Mazzone, Luca E D'Andrea, Angela Ferravante, Tiziana Zotti, Gianluca Telesio, Gabriele De Rubis, Carla Reale, Maddalena Pizzulo, Shanmugakonar Muralitharan, Pasquale Vito, Romania Stilo
The molecular complexes formed by specific members of the family of CARMA proteins, the CARD domain-containing adapter molecule BCL10 and MALT1 (CBM complex) represent a central hub in regulating activation of the pleiotropic transcription factor NF-κB. Recently, missense mutations in CARMA2sh have been shown to cause psoriasis in a dominant manner and with high penetrancy. Here, we demonstrate that in human keratinocytes CARMA2sh plays an essential role in the signal transduction pathway that connects pathogen-associated molecular patterns recognition to NF-κB activation...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229574/athlete-presentations-and-sports-injury-frequencies-by-sport-branches-at-a-university-sports-medicine-clinic
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Bernard Tahirbegolli, Şensu Dinçer, Ömer B Gözübüyük, Ufuk Değirmenci, Safinaz Yildiz, Suphi Vehid
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the profile of athletes by determining the branch of sports, type, and area of sustained sports injury, and the frequencies through athletes' presentations to the largest university clinic in one of the most crowded and athletepopulated cities of Turkey, Istanbul. MATERIALS AND METHODS: THE study population comprised 1302 athletes who presented to the sports medicine clinic between the dates of July 1st, 2014, and June 30th, 2015...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229173/-how-do-asylum-seekers-experience-access-to-medical-care
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Anke Spura, Matthias Kleinke, Bernt-Peter Robra, Nadine Ladebeck
BACKGROUND: In Germany basic medical care for asylum seekers is organized outside the statutory health insurance system. Currently there are few empirically based statements on how asylum seekers experience their access to healthcare. The aim is therefore to evaluate their experiences with healthcare focussing on subjective health, utilisation and access to medical care, and experiences with medical care. METHODS: Between August and November 2015, we performed 16 qualitative problem-oriented guided interviews with asylum seekers, who received or sought medical care in Saxony-Anhalt...
February 22, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226906/a-new-crank-arm-based-load-cell-with-built-in-conditioning-circuit-and-strain-gages-to-measure-the-components-of-the-force-applied-by-a-cyclist
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Andre V Pigatto, Karina O A Moura, Gabriela W Favieiro, Alexandre Balbinot, Andre V Pigatto, Karina O A Moura, Gabriela W Favieiro, Alexandre Balbinot, Karina O A Moura, Gabriela W Favieiro, Alexandre Balbinot, Andre V Pigatto
This report describes the development of a force platform based on instrumented load cells with built-in conditioning circuit and strain gages to measure and acquire the components of the force that is applied to the bike crank arm during pedaling in real conditions, and save them on a SD Card. To accomplish that, a complete new crank arm 3D solid model was developed in the SolidWorks, with dimensions equivalent to a commercial crank set and compatible with a conventional road bike, but with a compartment to support all the electronics necessary to measure 3 components of the force applied to the pedal during pedaling...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226547/portable-electrocardiogram-device-using-android-smartphone
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S G E Brucal, G K D Clamor, L A O Pasiliao, J P F Soriano, L P M Varilla, S G E Brucal, G K D Clamor, L A O Pasiliao, J P F Soriano, L P M Varilla, J P F Soriano, L P M Varilla, S G E Brucal, L A O Pasiliao, G K D Clamor
Portable electrocardiogram (ECG) capturing device can be interfaced to a smart phone installed with an android-based application (app). This app processes and analyses the data sent by the device to provide an interpretation of the patient/user's heart current condition (e.g.: beats per minute, heart signal waveform, R-R interval). The ECG recorded by the app is stored in the smart phone's Secure Digital (SD) card and cloud storage which can be accessed remotely by a physician to aid in providing medical diagnosis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226325/lung-ultrasound-in-hemodialysis-a-card-to-be-played
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Pierpaolo Di Nicolò, Giacomo Magnoni, Antonio Granata
The end-stage renal disease is characterized by a profound impairment in the regulation of body fluid distribution, and volume assessment in hemodialysis is one of the challenging goals for the nephrologist. To determine a state of euvolemia, different validated techniques have been employed and among them lung ultrasonography (LUS) has recently attracted growing attention on account of its capacity to estimate accurately extra vascular lung water and to detect lung edema even in its early asymptomatic stage, that is, hidden lung congestion...
February 23, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224056/evaluation-and-comparison-of-fta-card-and-ctab-dna-extraction-methods-for-non-agricultural-taxa
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Chloe S Siegel, Florence O Stevenson, Elizabeth A Zimmer
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: An efficient, effective DNA extraction method is necessary for comprehensive analysis of plant genomes. This study analyzed the quality of DNA obtained using paper FTA cards prepared directly in the field when compared to the more traditional cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-based extraction methods from silica-dried samples. METHODS: DNA was extracted using FTA cards according to the manufacturer's protocol. In parallel, CTAB-based extractions were done using the automated AutoGen DNA isolation system...
February 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221827/hormonally-mediated-increases-in-sex-biased-gene-expression-accompany-the-breakdown-of-between-sex-genetic-correlations-in-a-sexually-dimorphic-lizard
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Robert M Cox, Christian L Cox, Joel W McGlothlin, Daren C Card, Audra L Andrew, Todd A Castoe
The evolution of sexual dimorphism is predicted to occur through reductions in between-sex genetic correlations (rmf) for shared traits, but the physiological and genetic mechanisms that facilitate these reductions remain largely speculative. Here, we use a paternal half-sibling breeding design in captive brown anole lizards (Anolis sagrei) to show that the development of sexual size dimorphism is mirrored by the ontogenetic breakdown of rmf for body size and growth rate. Using transcriptome data from the liver (which integrates growth and metabolism), we show that sex-biased gene expression also increases dramatically between ontogenetic stages bracketing this breakdown of rmf...
March 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220265/similarities-and-differences-between-behavioral-and-electrophysiological-visual-acuity-thresholds-in-healthy-infants-during-the-second-half-of-the-first-year-of-life
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Claudia Polevoy, Gina Muckle, Jean R Séguin, Emmanuel Ouellet, Dave Saint-Amour
PURPOSE: Behavioral and electrophysiological methods for visual acuity estimation typically correlate well in children and adult populations, but this relationship remains unclear in infants, particularly during the second half of the first year of life. It has been suggested that the agreement between both methods mostly relies on age and/or subjective acuity factors. The present study aimed at comparing acuity thresholds obtained with both approaches in a sample of healthy infants in a relatively narrow age range, that is 6-10 months old...
February 20, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217881/is-overestimation-of-body-size-associated-with-neuropsychological-weaknesses-in-anorexia-nervosa
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Maria Øverås, Hilde Kapstad, Cathrine Brunborg, Nils Inge Landrø, Øyvind Rø
BACKGROUND: Recent research indicates some evidence of neuropsychological weaknesses in visuospatial memory, central coherence and set-shifting in adults with anorexia nervosa (AN). The growing interest in neuropsychological functioning of patients with AN is based upon the assumption that neuropsychological weaknesses contribute to the clinical features of the illness. However, due to a paucity of research on the connection between neuropsychological difficulties and the clinical features of AN, this link remains hypothetical...
March 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217582/detection-of-anti-filarial-antibody-among-hydrocele-patients-living-in-an-endemic-area-for-filariasis
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Amit Kumar Singh, Loveleena Agarwal, Krishna Lakhmani, Chandrim Sengupta, Ravinder Pal Singh
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of the current prevalence of lymphatic filariasis and its transmission will be helpful in its elimination. Thus, the present study is aimed to determine its prevalence among hydrocele patients which is a common presentation in chronically infected cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred patients suffering from hydrocele admitted to the surgical ward were included in the study. Blood samples were collected from the patients during the day hours for the detection of anti-filarial antibody and during night hours to detect the presence of microfilaria by smear examination...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216861/poverty-reduction-in-india-through-palliative-care-a-pilot-project
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Cathy Ratcliff, Ann Thyle, Savita Duomai, Manju Manak
INTRODUCTION: EMMS International and Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) implemented a pilot project, poverty reduction in India through palliative care (PRIPCare). A total of 129 interviews with patients and family enrolled in palliative care at three EHA hospitals (in Fatehpur, Lalitpur and Utraula) and staff discussions established that 66% of palliative care patients had lost livelihoods due to illness, 26% of patients' families had members who had lost livelihoods due to the illness, 98% of enrolled households had debts, 59% had loans for which they had sold assets, 69% of households took out debt after their family member fell ill, many patients do not know about government benefits and lack necessary documents, many village headmen require bribes to give people access to benefits, and many bereaved women and children lose everything...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216434/human-nlrp3-inflammasome-activity-is-regulated-by-and-potentially-targetable-via-btk
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Xiao Liu, Tica Pichulik, Olaf-Oliver Wolz, Truong-Minh Dang, Andrea Stutz, Carly Dillen, Magno Delmiro Garcia, Helene Kraus, Sabine Dickhöfer, Ellen Daiber, Lisa Münzenmayer, Silke Wahl, Nikolaus Rieber, Jasmin Kümmerle-Deschner, Amir Yazdi, Mirita Franz-Wachtel, Boris Macek, Markus Radsak, Sebastian Vogel, Berit Schulte, Juliane Sarah Walz, Dominik Hartl, Eicke Latz, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Bodo Grimbacher, Lloyd Miller, Cornelia Brunner, Christiane Wolz, Alexander N R Weber
BACKGROUND: The Nod-like receptor, NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NLRP3), and Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) are protagonists in innate and adaptive immunity, respectively: NLRP3 senses exogenous and endogenous insults leading to inflammasome activation, which occurs spontaneously in Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS); BTK mutations cause the genetic immunodeficiency X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). However, to date few proteins that regulate NLRP3 inflammasome activity in human primary immune cells have been identified and clinically promising pharmacological targeting strategies remain elusive...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215307/structural-characterization-of-the-p75-neurotrophin-receptor-a-stranger-in-the-tnfr-superfamily
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M Vilar
Although p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)) was the founding member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily (TNFRSF), it is an atypical TNFRSF protein. p75(NTR) like TNF-R1 and Fas-R contain an extracellular domain with four cysteine-rich domains (CRD) and a death domain (DD) in the intracellular region. While TNFRSF proteins are activated by trimeric TNFSF ligands, p75(NTR) forms dimers activated by dimeric neurotrophins that are structurally unrelated to TNFSF proteins. In addition, although p75(NTR) shares with other members the interaction with the TNF receptor-associated factors to activate the NF-κB and cell death pathways, p75(NTR) does not interact with the DD-containing proteins FADD, TRADD, or MyD88...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215281/emerging-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-related-functions-of-nlrc5
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S T Chelbi, A T Dang, G Guarda
Recent evidence demonstrates a key role for the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family member NLRC5 (NLR family, CARD domain containing protein 5) in the transcriptional regulation of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and related genes. Detailed information on NLRC5 target genes in various cell types and conditions is emerging. Thanks to its analogy to CIITA (class II major MHC transactivator), a NLR family member known for over 20 years to be the master regulator of MHC class II gene transcription, also the molecular mechanisms underlying NLRC5 function are being rapidly unraveled...
2017: Advances in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215120/strategies-and-actions-of-multi-purpose-health-communication-on-vaccine-preventable-infectious-diseases-in-order-to-increase-vaccination-coverage-in-the-population-the-esculapio-project
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Angela Bechini, Paolo Bonanni, Sara Lauri, Emilia Tiscione, Miriam Levi, Rosa Prato, Francesca Fortunato, Domenico Martinelli, Roberto Gasparini, Donatella Panatto, Daniela Amicizia, Rosa Cristina Coppola, Barbara Pellizzari, Garden Tabacchi, Claudio Costantino, Francesco Vitale, Stefania Iannazzo, Sara Boccalini
The ESCULAPIO Project aims at increasing awareness on vaccine preventable infectious diseases (VPID) and vaccinations in different target populations and to spread the culture of prevention. Information/training interventions on VPID have been developed and health promotion activities for the general population, students and their parents, teachers and health care workers (HCWs) were set up. In Tuscany, educational courses on VPID in high schools were organized and students were stimulated to prepare informative materials on VPID for lower grade school pupils...
February 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213584/using-the-biology-card-sorting-task-to-measure-changes-in-conceptual-expertise-during-postsecondary-biology-education
#17
Sarah A Bissonnette, Elijah D Combs, Paul H Nagami, Victor Byers, Juliana Fernandez, Dinh Le, Jared Realin, Selina Woodham, Julia I Smith, Kimberly D Tanner
While there have been concerted efforts to reform undergraduate biology toward teaching students to organize their conceptual knowledge like experts, there are few tools that attempt to measure this. We previously developed the Biology Card Sorting Task (BCST), designed to probe how individuals organize their conceptual biological knowledge. Previous results showed the BCST could differentiate between different populations, namely non-biology majors (NBM) and biology faculty (BF). In this study, we administered the BCST to three additional populations, using a cross-sectional design: entering biology majors (EBM), advanced biology majors (ABM), and biology graduate students (BGS)...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209436/is-colombia-reaching-the-goals-on-infant-immunization-coverage-a-quantitative-survey-from-80-municipalities
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Javier Narváez, May Bibiana Osorio, Carlos Castañeda-Orjuela, Nelson Alvis Zakzuk, Natalia Cediel, Luz Ángela Chocontá-Piraquive, Fernando de La Hoz-Restrepo
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the coverage of the Colombian Expanded Program on Immunization among children less than 6years old, to evaluate the timeliness of immunization, to assess the coverage of newly introduced vaccines, and to identify factors associated with lack of immunization. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey in 80 municipalities of Colombia, using a two-stage cluster random sampling. We attempted to contact all children less than 6years old living in the sampled blocks, and asked their caregivers to provide immunization record cards...
February 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209191/knowledge-of-caries-risk-factors-indicators-among-japanese-and-irish-adult-patients-with-different-socio-economic-profiles-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Makiko Nishi, Máiréad Harding, Virginia Kelleher, Helen Whelton, Finbarr Allen
BACKGROUND: A previous study has shown deficient knowledge of caries risk factors/indicators in a Japanese adult population regarded to have a high interest in preventive dentistry. No prior research has investigated caries risk knowledge in an Irish adult population. We hypothesise there may be unexpected differences or similarities in knowledge across countries with similar levels of economic development when comparing groups with different socio-economic and cultural profiles. Understanding what influences knowledge is important for the development of effective and efficient caries prevention strategies...
February 16, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207763/an-inhibitory-mono-ubiquitylation-of-the-drosophila-initiator-caspase-dronc-functions-in-both-apoptotic-and-non-apoptotic-pathways
#20
Hatem Elif Kamber Kaya, Mark Ditzel, Pascal Meier, Andreas Bergmann
Apoptosis is an evolutionary conserved cell death mechanism, which requires activation of initiator and effector caspases. The Drosophila initiator caspase Dronc, the ortholog of mammalian Caspase-2 and Caspase-9, has an N-terminal CARD domain that recruits Dronc into the apoptosome for activation. In addition to its role in apoptosis, Dronc also has non-apoptotic functions such as compensatory proliferation. One mechanism to control the activation of Dronc is ubiquitylation. However, the mechanistic details of ubiquitylation of Dronc are less clear...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
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