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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786823/application-of-hybrid-external-fixation-by-the-joystick-method-in-bicondylar-tibial-plateau-fractures-technical-note
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Ersin Kuyucu, Adnan Kara, Ferhat Say, Mehmet Erdil, Murat Bülbül, Barış Gülenç
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to present clinical outcomes in patients with tibial plateau fractures who were treated with hybrid external fixators and describe the details of our technique. Schanz screws were synchronously applied and used as a joystick for fracture reduction. METHODS: The study population included 72 patients with bicondylar tibial plateau fractures classified as type 41-C2 according to the AO classification. Joint reduction was maintained using Schanz screws transmitted through tibial condyles as a joystick under fluoroscopy...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786794/protocols-for-studies-on-genetically-engineered-mouse-models-in-prostate-cancer
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Chris W D Armstrong, Oksana Lyubomska, Melissa J LaBonte, David J J Waugh
Cancer studies have entered an era that is heavily focused on the contribution of the tumor microenvironment. For this reason, in vivo experimentation in an immunodeficient model system is no longer fit for purpose. As a consequence, numerous genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs) which self-develop tumors have been developed to allow experiments to be performed in a fully immunocompetent setting. One of the most commonly used technologies is Cre-loxP recombination due to its unique ability to control target gene expression in a specified tissue type...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786638/impact-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-on-proportion-of-days-covered-for-chronic-medications
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Nancy Dao, Sun Lee, Micah Hata, Lord Sarino
Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) programs have been associated with increased adherence and persistence to chronic medications. Adherence to statin therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and non-insulin antidiabetic medications (NIDM) are used to determine a health plan's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Rating under a pay-for-performance model. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing an ABMS program on overall pharmacy adherence measures for statins, ACEI/ARBs, and NIDM, as presented through the Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP©) platform...
May 22, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785463/the-north-american-forest-database-going-beyond-national-level-forest-resource-assessment-statistics
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W Brad Smith, Rubí Angélica Cuenca Lara, Carina Edith Delgado Caballero, Carlos Isaías Godínez Valdivia, Joseph S Kapron, Juan Carlos Leyva Reyes, Carmen Lourdes Meneses Tovar, Patrick D Miles, Sonja N Oswalt, Mayra Ramírez Salgado, Xilong Alex Song, Graham Stinson, Sergio Armando Villela Gaytán
Forests cannot be managed sustainably without reliable data to inform decisions. National Forest Inventories (NFI) tend to report national statistics, with sub-national stratification based on domestic ecological classification systems. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to report statistics on ecosystems that span international borders, as global change and globalization expand stakeholders' spheres of concern. The state of a transnational ecosystem can only be properly assessed by examining the entire ecosystem...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785434/integration-of-phospholipid-hyaluronic-acid-methotrexate-nanocarrier-assembly-and-amphiphilic-drug-drug-conjugate-for-synergistic-targeted-delivery-and-combinational-tumor-therapy
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Yang Li, Huabing Zhang, Yilin Chen, Jinyuan Ma, Jinyan Lin, Yinying Zhang, Zhongxiong Fan, Guanghao Su, Liya Xie, Xuan Zhu, Zhenqing Hou
Combinational cancer therapy has been considered as a promising strategy to achieve synergetic therapeutic effects and suppression of multidrug resistance. Herein, we adopted a combination of methotrexate (MTX), an antimetabolite acting on cytoplasm, and 10-hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT), an alkaloid acting on nuclei, to treat cancer. Given the different solubilities, membrane permeabilities, and anticancer mechanisms of both drugs, we developed a dual-targeting delivery system based on 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-hyaluronic acid (a principal ligand of CD44 receptors)-MTX (a selective ligand of folate receptors) nanoparticles, which was exploited to carry HCPT-MTX conjugate for synergistically boosting dual-drug co-delivery...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784820/efficient-collective-swimming-by-harnessing-vortices-through-deep-reinforcement-learning
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Siddhartha Verma, Guido Novati, Petros Koumoutsakos
Fish in schooling formations navigate complex flow fields replete with mechanical energy in the vortex wakes of their companions. Their schooling behavior has been associated with evolutionary advantages including energy savings, yet the underlying physical mechanisms remain unknown. We show that fish can improve their sustained propulsive efficiency by placing themselves in appropriate locations in the wake of other swimmers and intercepting judiciously their shed vortices. This swimming strategy leads to collective energy savings and is revealed through a combination of high-fidelity flow simulations with a deep reinforcement learning (RL) algorithm...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784481/intraventricular-delay-and-blocks
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Fabio M Leonelli, Giuseppe Bagliani, Roberto De Ponti, Luigi Padeletti
From the atrioventricular node, electrical activation is propagated to both ventricles by a system of specialized conducting fibers, His Purkinje System (HPS), guaranteeing a fast, synchronous depolarization of both ventricles. From the predivisional common stem, a right and left branch separate, subdividing further in a fairly predictable fashion. Synchronous ventricular activation results in a QRS with specific characteristics and duration of less than 110 milliseconds. Block or delay in any part of the HPS changes the electrocardiographic (ECG) morphology...
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784024/successful-resection-of-a-slow-growing-synchronous-pulmonary-metastasis-from-distal-cholangiocarcinoma-resected-3-5-years-after-initial-surgery-a-case-report
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Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo, Masaki Morimoto, Masataka Amisaki, Yosuke Arai, Naruo Tokuyasu, Keigo Ashida, Hiroaki Saito, Kanae Nosaka, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: A few reports have described the effectiveness of resection for recurrent cholangiocarcinoma. However, none have described resection of synchronous pulmonary metastasis from distal cholangiocarcinoma. We report the first case, to the best of our knowledge, of a slow-growing synchronous pulmonary metastasis from distal cholangiocarcinoma resected 3.5 years after the initial surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old Japanese man with a diagnosis of distal cholangiocarcinoma was referred to our hospital...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783986/impact-of-the-cone-operation-on-left-ventricular-size-function-and-dyssynchrony-in-ebstein-anomaly-a-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-study
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Rebecca S Beroukhim, Linyuan Jing, David M Harrild, Brandon K Fornwalt, Abba Mejia-Spiegeler, Jonathan Rhodes, Sitaram Emani, Andrew J Powell
BACKGROUND: In addition to tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and right ventricular (RV) enlargement, patients with Ebstein anomaly are at risk for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and dyssynchrony. We studied the impact of the cone tricuspid valve reconstruction operation on LV size, function, and dyssynchrony. METHODS: All Ebstein anomaly patients who had both pre- and postoperative cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies were retrospectively identified. From cine images, RV and LV volumes and ejection fractions (EF) were calculated, and LV circumferential and longitudinal strain were measured by feature tracking...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783947/preexcitation-syndrome-experimental-study-on-the-electrocardiogram-of-antegradely-conducting-accessory-pathway
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Zhaolong Xu, Renguang Liu, Qinghua Chang, Changjun Li
BACKGROUND: Preexcitation syndrome is characterized by a dominant delta wave on the baseline electrocardiogram (ECG), resulting from the change in QRS initial vector by the accessory pathway (AP). This study is to explore the effect of ventricular preexcitation on the QRS initial, maximal and terminal vector in an experimental rabbit with preexcitation syndrome induced by programmed electrical stimulation. METHODS: Rabbits (n = 10) were randomized for the experimental model of ventricular preexcitation...
May 21, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783886/the-impact-of-surgical-resection-of-the-primary-tumor-on-the-development-of-synchronous-colorectal-liver-metastasis-a-systematic-review
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H Pinson, S Cosyns, Wim P Ceelen
BACKGROUND: In recent years different therapeutic strategies for synchronously liver metastasized colorectal cancer were described. Apart from the classical staged surgical approach, simultaneous and liver-first strategies are now commonly used. One theoretical drawback of the classical approach is, however, the stimulatory effect on liver metastases growth that may result from resection of the primary tumour. This systematic review, therefore, aims to investigate the current insights on the stimulatory effects of colorectal surgery on the growth of synchronous colorectal liver metastases in humans...
May 22, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783874/influence-of-bovine-serum-albumin-pre-incubation-on-toxicity-and-er-stress-apoptosis-gene-expression-in-thp-1-macrophages-exposed-to-zno-nanoparticles
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Hongying Liang, Tong He, Jimin Long, Liangliang Liu, Guochao Liao, Yanhuai Ding, Yi Cao
When entering a biological environment, proteins could be adsorbed onto nanoparticles (NPs), which will consequently influence the toxicity of NPs. This study used bovine serum albumin (BSA) as the model for serum protein and investigated its interactions with three different types of ZnO NPs, coded as XFI06 (pristine NPs of 20 nm), NM110 (pristine NPs of 100 nm) and NM111 (hydrophobic NPs of 130 nm). Atomic force microscope indicated the adsorption of BSA to ZnO NPs, leading to the increase of NP diameters...
May 21, 2018: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783712/a-multimodal-deep-log-based-user-experience-ux-platform-for-ux-evaluation
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Jamil Hussain, Wajahat Ali Khan, Taeho Hur, Hafiz Syed Muhammad Bilal, Jaehun Bang, Anees Ul Hassan, Muhammad Afzal, Sungyoung Lee
The user experience (UX) is an emerging field in user research and design, and the development of UX evaluation methods presents a challenge for both researchers and practitioners. Different UX evaluation methods have been developed to extract accurate UX data. Among UX evaluation methods, the mixed-method approach of triangulation has gained importance. It provides more accurate and precise information about the user while interacting with the product. However, this approach requires skilled UX researchers and developers to integrate multiple devices, synchronize them, analyze the data, and ultimately produce an informed decision...
May 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783230/comprehensive-patterns-of-comorbidity-copd-and-depression-aspects-of-treatment
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Natalia V Moisieieva, Liliya V Burya, Anna A Kapustianskaya, Iryna A Kolenko, Maria A Rumyantseva, Oleksii H Shumeiko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Data on the prevalence of psychopathological disorders in the exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are very heterogeneous. COPD and depression have common predisposing factors. The aim: The aim of the research is to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the effect of paroxetine on the level of depressive disorders in the exacerbation of severe degree COPD in women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: The study included patients with severe degree COPD and depressive disorder...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783142/assessment-of-microbial-products-in-the-biosorption-process-of-cu-ii-onto-aerobic-granular-sludge-extracellular-polymeric-substances-contribution-and-soluble-microbial-products-release
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Linxian Huang, Meilin Li, Guangchao Si, Jinglin Wei, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Weiying Xu, Bin Du, Qin Wei, Dong Wei
In the present study, the responses of microbial products in the biosorption process of Cu(II) onto aerobic granular sludge were evaluated by using batch and spectroscopic approaches. Batch experimental data showed that extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs) contributed to Cu(II) removal from an aqueous solution, especially when treating low metal concentrations, whereas soluble microbial products (SMPs) were released under the metal stress during biosorption process. A three-dimensional excitation-emission matrix (3D-EEM) identified four main fluorescence peaks in the EPS, i...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783042/synchronization-of-hybrid-coupled-reaction-diffusion-neural-networks-with-time-delays-via-generalized-intermittent-control-with-spacial-sampled-data
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Binglong Lu, Haijun Jiang, Cheng Hu, Abdujelil Abdurahman
The exponential synchronization of hybrid coupled reaction-diffusion neural networks with time delays is discussed in this article. At first, a generalized intermittent control with spacial sampled-data is introduced, which is intermittent in time and data sampling in space. This type of control strategy not only can unify the traditional periodic intermittent control and the aperiodic case, but also can lower the update rate of the controller in both temporal and spatial domains. Next, based on the designed control protocol and the Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional approach, some novel and readily verified criteria are established to guarantee the exponential synchronization of the considered networks...
May 4, 2018: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782686/promotion-and-inhibition-of-synchronous-glycolytic-oscillations-in-yeast-by-chitosan
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Kenichi Shibata, Takashi Amemiya, Yu Kawakita, Kohei Obase, Kiminori Itoh, Masahiro Takinoue, Satoshi Nakata, Tomohiko Yamaguchi
Synchronous rhythmic activities play crucial roles in diverse biological systems. Glycolytic oscillations in yeast cells have been studied for 50 years with the aim of elucidating the mechanisms underlying the intracellular oscillations and their synchronization. We investigated the effects of chemical disturbances on the individual and collective glycolytic oscillations in yeast cells encapsulated in alginate microparticles, and demonstrated that the addition of chitosan, an antimicrobial agent, decreased the duration of these oscillations...
May 21, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782042/effect-of-tongue-palate-contact-mode-on-food-transport-during-mastication
#18
Tomoko Iizumi, Mariko Yoshino, Hitoshi Kagaya, Kazuhiro Hori, Takahiro Ono
The physiological mechanisms underlying Stage II transport (STII), during which comminuted solid food is transported from the oral cavity into the meso-pharynx for aggregation into a pre-swallow bolus, have yet to be clarified. The purpose of the present study was to investigate relationships between tongue-palate contact during mastication and incidence of STII by synchronized analysis of tongue pressure production on a hard palate and video-endoscopic (VE) images during mastication. Tongue pressure at 5 measuring points with an ultra-thin sensor sheet attached to the hard palate and trans-nasal VE images while masticating corned beef was recorded for 12 healthy subjects...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780877/disgust-and-the-rubber-hand-illusion-a-registered-replication-report-of-jalal-krishnakumar-and-ramachandran-2015
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Hiroshi Nitta, Haruto Tomita, Yi Zhang, Xinxin Zhou, Yuki Yamada
Heightened experience of disgust is a feature of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), particularly contamination-related OCD (C-OCD). Previous studies of the rubber hand illusion (RHI) reported that the sense of body ownership is related to the interaction between vision, touch, and proprioception. One recent study demonstrated a link between the RHI and disgust, suggesting that there is an interaction between these three perceptual modalities and disgust (Jalal et al., PLOS ONE 10:e0139159, 2015). However, there have been no direct replications of this initial study...
2018: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780656/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-colon-a-report-of-two-cases-review-of-the-literature-and-association-with-immunosuppression-for-ibd-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jessica S Crystal, Kristin Korderas, David Schwartzberg, Steven C Tizio, Min Zheng, Glenn Parker
Primary leiomyosarcomas (LMS) of the colon are rare and aggressive neoplasms and have been infrequently reported in the literature. These tumors are more aggressive and have poorer prognoses than adenocarcinoma of the colon and are often mistaken as such on initial evaluation. While the former has a clear association with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), this correlation is not known to exist with LMS and IBD. Nor is there a known link between LMS and the immunosuppression for IBD, despite the known association between malignancy and immunosuppression for other diseases...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
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