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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445859/a-risk-scoring-model-based-on-vital-signs-and-laboratory-data-predicting-transfer-to-the-intensive-care-unit-of-patients-admitted-to-gastroenterology-wards
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Won-Young Kim, Jinmi Lee, Ju-Ry Lee, Youn Kyung Jung, Hwa Jung Kim, Jin Won Huh, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Sang-Bum Hong
PURPOSE: To compare the ability of a score based on vital signs and laboratory data with that of the modified early warning score (MEWS) to predict ICU transfer of patients with gastrointestinal disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive events triggering medical emergency team activation in adult patients admitted to the gastroenterology wards of the Asan Medical Center were reviewed. Binary logistic regression was used to identify factors predicting transfer to the ICU...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403756/first-confirmed-case-of-transfusion-transmitted-hepatitis-e-in-australia
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Veronica C Hoad, Tristan Gibbs, Madhur Ravikumara, Monica Nash, Avram Levy, Samantha L Tracy, Catherine Mews, Zofia Perkowska-Guse, Helen M Faddy, Scott Bowden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374682/biofabricated-soft-network-composites-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Onur Bas, Elena De-Juan-Pardo, Christoph Meinert, Davide D'Angella, Jeremy Baldwin, Laura Bray, R Wellard, Stefan Kollmannsberger, Ernst Rank, Carsten Werner, Travis Klein, Isabelle Catelas, Dietmar Werner Hutmacher
Articular cartilage from a material science point of view is a soft network composite that plays a critical role in load-bearing joints during dynamic loading. Its composite structure, consisting of a collagen fiber network and a hydrated proteoglycan matrix, gives rise to the complex mechanical properties of the tissue including viscoelasticity and stress relaxation. Melt Electrospinning Writing (MEW) allows the design and fabrication of medical grade polycaprolactone (mPCL) fibrous networks for the reinforcement of soft hydrogel matrices for cartilage tissue engineering...
April 4, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355387/effects-of-soil-and-space-on-the-woody-species-composition-and-vegetation-structure-of-three-cerrado-phytophysiognomies-in-the-cerrado-amazon-transition
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L Maracahipes-Santos, E Lenza, J O Santos, H A Mews, B Oliveira
The Cerrado Biome is considered one of the world's biodiversity hotspots because of its rich biodiversity, the high level of endemism and the increasing threat. The Cerrado is composed by a mosaic of different vegetation types, including physiognomies that vary from grasslands (campo limpo) to savannas (typical cerrado or cerrado sensu stricto) and cerrado woodlands (cerradão). However, the factors that determine the composition of the Cerrado's flora and the structure of the physiognomies that compose this biome are still poorly understood...
March 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351349/development-and-validation-of-the-efficacy-safety-score-ess-a-novel-tool-for-postoperative-patient-management
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Erlend Skraastad, Johan Ræder, Vegard Dahl, Lars J Bjertnæs, Vladimir Kuklin
BACKGROUND: Several reports have shown that postoperative monitoring of general safety and quality issues, including pain treatment, after discharge from recovery is often non-systematic and inadequate. We suggest a new score with assessment of key recovery parameters, as a supportive tool for postoperative care and a call-out algorithm for need of extra help. The aim of this investigation was to validate the score. METHODS: After suggesting a prototype score from a pilot study in 182 postoperative patients, we performed a Delphi process by using international experts to create consensus on the final score contents and called the revised tool the Efficacy Safety Score (ESS)...
March 28, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303332/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-centromedian-thalamic-nucleus-for-essential-tremor-a-case-report
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Vibhash D Sharma, Klaus Mewes, Thomas Wichmann, Cathrin Buetefisch, Jon T Willie, Mahlon DeLong
The centromedian nucleus (CM) of the thalamus is an important site with anatomical connections to different cortical and subcortical motor areas; however, its role in tremor disorders is not clear, although deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the CM has been described to be effective in the treatment of parkinsonian tremor. We report a case of a patient with medication-refractory essential tremor (ET) who had excellent tremor suppression with DBS of the CM. The CM and the nearby region should be explored as a potential target for the treatment of ET and other forms of tremor...
May 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288113/germline-mutations-in-abl1-cause-an-autosomal-dominant-syndrome-characterized-by-congenital-heart-defects-and-skeletal-malformations
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Xia Wang, Wu-Lin Charng, Chun-An Chen, Jill A Rosenfeld, Aisha Al Shamsi, Lihadh Al-Gazali, Marianne McGuire, Nicholas Ah Mew, Georgianne L Arnold, Chunjing Qu, Yan Ding, Donna M Muzny, Richard A Gibbs, Christine M Eng, Magdalena Walkiewicz, Fan Xia, Sharon E Plon, James R Lupski, Christian P Schaaf, Yaping Yang
ABL1 is a proto-oncogene well known as part of the fusion gene BCR-ABL1 in the Philadelphia chromosome of leukemia cancer cells. Inherited germline ABL1 changes have not been associated with genetic disorders. Here we report ABL1 germline variants cosegregating with an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by congenital heart disease, skeletal abnormalities, and failure to thrive. The variant c.734A>G (p.Tyr245Cys) was found to occur de novo or cosegregate with disease in five individuals (families 1-3)...
April 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276806/psychobiological-impact-of-ethnic-discrimination-in-turkish-immigrants-living-in-germany
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Susanne Fischer, Urs M Nater, Jana Strahler, Nadine Skoluda, Leander Dieterich, Orgun Oezcan, Ricarda Mewes
Perceived ethnic discrimination has a negative impact on health. One of the key mechanisms may be a dysregulation of stress-responsive systems. Our aims were to investigate whether (1) acute face-to-face ethnic discrimination induces a stress response, and (2) to compare long-term endocrine functioning between immigrants and nonimmigrants. 30 male Turkish immigrants living in Germany underwent an ethnic discrimination condition and a control condition in the laboratory. Perceived ethnic discrimination, stress, salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol were measured four times...
March 5, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267148/elevated-hair-cortisol-concentrations-in-recently-fled-asylum-seekers-in-comparison-to-permanently-settled-immigrants-and-non-immigrants
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R Mewes, H Reich, N Skoluda, F Seele, U M Nater
Recently fled asylum seekers generally live in stressful conditions. Their residency status is mostly insecure and, similar to other immigrants, they experience stress due to acculturation. Moreover, they often suffer from traumatization and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All of these factors can result in chronic maladaptive biological stress responses in terms of hyper- or hypocortisolism and, ultimately, illness. We believe the current study is the first to compare hair cortisol concentration (HCC) of recently fled asylum seekers with PTSD to those without PTSD, and to compare HCC of asylum seekers to HCC of permanently settled immigrants and non-immigrant individuals...
March 7, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231295/the-pathogens-profile-in-children-with-otitis-media-with-effusion-and-adenoid-hypertrophy
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G P Buzatto, E Tamashiro, J L Proenca-Modena, T H Saturno, M C Prates, T B Gagliardi, L R Carenzi, E T Massuda, M A Hyppolito, F C P Valera, E Arruda, W T Anselmo-Lima
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the presence of viruses and bacteria in middle ear and adenoids of patients with and without otitis media with effusion (OME). METHODS: Adenoid samples and middle ear washes (MEW) were obtained from children with OME associated with adenoid hypertrophy undergoing adenoidectomy and tympanostomy, and compared to those obtained from patients undergoing cochlear implant surgery, as a control group. Specific DNA or RNA of 9 respiratory viruses (rhinovirus, influenza virus, picornavirus, syncytial respiratory virus, metapneumovirus, coronavirus, enterovirus, adenovirus and bocavirus) and 5 bacteria (S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230997/universal-exciton-size-in-organic-polymers-is-determined-by-nonlocal-orbital-exchange-in-time-dependent-density-functional-theory
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Stefanie A Mewes, Felix Plasser, Andreas Dreuw
The exciton size of the lowest singlet excited state in a diverse set of organic π-conjugated polymers is studied and found to be a universal, system-independent quantity of approximately 7 Å in the single-chain picture. With time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT), its value as well as the overall description of the exciton is almost exclusively governed by the amount of nonlocal orbital exchange. This is traced back to the lack of the Coulomb attraction between the electron and hole quasiparticles in pure TDDFT, which is reintroduced only with the admixture of nonlocal orbital exchange...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215372/the-managing-epilepsy-well-network-advancing-epilepsy-self-management
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EDITORIAL
Martha Sajatovic, Barbara C Jobst, Ross Shegog, Yvan A Bamps, Charles E Begley, Robert T Fraser, Erica K Johnson, Dilip K Pandey, Rakale C Quarells, Peter Scal, Tanya M Spruill, Nancy J Thompson, Rosemarie Kobau
Epilepsy, a complex spectrum of disorders, affects about 2.9 million people in the U.S. Similar to other chronic disorders, people with epilepsy face challenges related to management of the disorder, its treatment, co-occurring depression, disability, social disadvantages, and stigma. Two national conferences on public health and epilepsy (1997, 2003) and a 2012 IOM report on the public health dimensions of epilepsy highlighted important knowledge gaps and emphasized the need for evidence-based, scalable epilepsy self-management programs...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196741/a-common-vision-and-the-power-of-collaboration-the-managing-epilepsy-well-network-mew
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EDITORIAL
Barbara C Jobst
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193215/analysing-trends-and-forecasting-malaria-epidemics-in-madagascar-using-a-sentinel-surveillance-network-a-web-based-application
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Florian Girond, Laurence Randrianasolo, Lea Randriamampionona, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Maherisoa Ratsitorahina, Télesphore Yao Brou, Vincent Herbreteau, Morgan Mangeas, Sixte Zigiumugabe, Judith Hedje, Christophe Rogier, Patrice Piola
BACKGROUND: The use of a malaria early warning system (MEWS) to trigger prompt public health interventions is a key step in adding value to the epidemiological data routinely collected by sentinel surveillance systems. METHODS: This study describes a system using various epidemic thresholds and a forecasting component with the support of new technologies to improve the performance of a sentinel MEWS. Malaria-related data from 21 sentinel sites collected by Short Message Service are automatically analysed to detect malaria trends and malaria outbreak alerts with automated feedback reports...
February 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188577/sofa-score-in-septic-patients-incremental-prognostic-value-over-age-comorbidities-and-parameters-of-sepsis-severity
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Francesca Innocenti, Camilla Tozzi, Chiara Donnini, Eleonora De Villa, Alberto Conti, Maurizio Zanobetti, Riccardo Pini
Several widely used scoring systems for septic patients have been validated in an ICU setting, and may not be appropriate for other settings like Emergency Departments (ED) or High-Dependency Units (HDU), where a relevant number of these patients are managed. The purpose of this study is to find reliable tools for prognostic assessment of septic patients managed in an ED-HDU. In 742 patients diagnosed with sepsis/severe sepsis/septic shock, not-intubated, admitted in ED between June 2008 and April 2016, SOFA, qSOFA, PIRO, MEWS, Charlson Comorbidity Index, MEDS, and APACHE II were calculated at ED admission (T0); SOFA and MEWS were also calculated after 24 h of ED-High-Dependency Unit stay (T1)...
February 10, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186411/controlling-near-infrared-chromophore-electronic-properties-through-metal-ligand-orbital-alignment
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Nicole M Mews, Andreas Berkefeld, Gerald Hörner, Hartmut Schubert
Transition-metal complexes of radical ligands can exhibit low-energy electronic transitions in the near-infrared (NIR) spectral region. NIR band energy and intensity sensitively depend on the degree of electronic coupling of the chromophore. Using the example of open-shell complexes derived from platinum and a 1,4-terphenyldithiophenol, we present a novel approach toward spectroscopically distinct NIR dyes for which the degree of electronic coupling correlates with the relative orientation of radical ligand and metal orbitals...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179046/medium-and-long-term-prognostic-validity-of-competing-classification-proposals-for-the-former-somatoform-disorders
#17
S Schumacher, W Rief, K Klaus, E Brähler, R Mewes
BACKGROUND: DSM-5 introduced a fundamental revision of the category of somatoform disorders, which resulted in the new somatic symptom disorder (SSD) and related disorders. However, prognostic validity of SSD remains unclear, while other classification proposals, such as bodily distress disorder (BDD) or polysymptomatic distress disorder (PSDD), might be promising alternatives for the new ICD-11. Therefore, the comparison of the different approaches concerning long-term prognosis of disorder-relevant factors is of special interest...
February 9, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177163/how-boron-doping-shapes-the-optoelectronic-properties-of-canonical-and-phenylene-containing-oligoacenes-a-combined-experimental-and-theoretical-investigation
#18
Sven Kirschner, Jan-Michael Mewes, Michael Bolte, Hans-Wolfram Lerner, Andreas Dreuw, Matthias Wagner
Optimized syntheses of 6,13-dimesityl-6,13-dihydro-6,13-diborapentacene (DBP) and a related compound (DBI) featuring two biphenylene-2,3-diyl units in place of naphthalene-2,3-diyl moieties are reported. Striking differences between the optoelectronic properties of DBP and DBI have been experimentally observed, and explained by quantum chemical calculations. DBP is a member of the oligoacene family, DBI is a linear [N]phenylene derivative. The yellow DBP shows blue photoluminescence, the deep red DBI is nonfluorescent...
February 8, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172527/knime4ngs-a-comprehensive-toolbox-for-next-generation-sequencing-analysis
#19
Maximilian Hastreiter, Tim Jeske, Jonathan Hoser, Michael Kluge, Kaarin Ahomaa, Marie-Sophie Friedl, Sebastian J Kopetzky, Jan-Dominik Quell, H-Werner Mewes, Robert Küffner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157242/one-pot-synthesis-of-ultrastable-pentanuclear-alkylzinc-complexes
#20
Hana Bunzen, Maciej Grzywa, Andreas Kalytta-Mewes, Dirk Volkmer
Two organometallic pentanuclear zinc complexes, namely [Zn5Et4(Me2bta)6] and [Zn5Me4(Me2bta)6], containing tridentate N-donor ligands (5,6-dimethylbenzotriazolate, Me2bta) were prepared by a one-pot synthesis. These compounds represent the first examples of organometallic complexes featuring a Kuratowski-type bond topology. Zinc ions were introduced as organometallic precursors (either diethylzinc or dimethylzinc was used), which upon mixing with the ligand yielded the desired complexes spontaneously. The organometallic complexes were characterized by a range of analytical techniques including NMR- and FT-IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and elemental analysis...
February 3, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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