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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920783/genomic-tools-in-pearl-millet-breeding-for-drought-tolerance-status-and-prospects
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REVIEW
Desalegn D Serba, Rattan S Yadav
Pearl millet [Penisetum glaucum (L) R. Br.] is a hardy cereal crop grown in the arid and semiarid tropics where other cereals are likely to fail to produce economic yields due to drought and heat stresses. Adaptive evolution, a form of natural selection shaped the crop to grow and yield satisfactorily with limited moisture supply or under periodic water deficits in the soil. Drought tolerance is a complex polygenic trait that various morphological and physiological responses are controlled by 100s of genes and significantly influenced by the environment...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920677/subungual-squamous-cell-carcinoma-the-diagnostic-challenge-and-clinical-pearls
#2
Wai Leong Kok, Joyce Siong See Lee, Martin Tze-Wei Chio
Subungual squamous cell carcinoma is a rare entity and difficult to diagnose as its clinical presentation may resemble benign conditions. This case report highlights the need to maintain a high clinical index of suspicion, and recommends a practical approach for subungual conditions. Dermoscopy and a biopsy for histology are important adjuncts to clinch the diagnosis.
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919530/sources-of-formaldehyde-and-their-contributions-to-photochemical-o3-formation-at-an-urban-site-in-the-pearl-river-delta-southern-china
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Z H Ling, J Zhao, S J Fan, X M Wang
Two models (the Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) model and a photochemical box model with Master Chemical Mechanism (PBM-MCM)) were applied to analyze the formaldehyde (HCHO) data collected in July 2006 at an urban site (GPEMC) in the Pearl River Delta (PRD), southern China. Three major HCHO sources (secondary formation, vehicular exhaust, and solvent usage) were identified and they were found to contribute in average 53%, 31% and 16% respectively to the total HCHO loading at GPEMC. Alkenes was the most important group contributing to the secondary formation of HCHO, followed by aromatics and alkanes...
December 2, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918961/the-promise-of-subtraction-ictal-spect-co-registered-to-mri-for-improved-seizure-localization-in-pediatric-epilepsies-affecting-factors-and-relationship-to-the-surgical-outcome
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Catherine Stamoulis, Nishant Verma, Himanshu Kaulas, Jonathan J Halford, Frank H Duffy, Phillip L Pearl, S Ted Treves
OBJECTIVE: Ictal SPECT is promising for accurate non-invasive localization of the epileptogenic brain tissue in focal epilepsies. However, high quality ictal scans require meticulous attention to the seizure onset. In a relatively large cohort of pediatric patients, this study investigated the impact of the timing of radiotracer injection, MRI findings and seizure characteristics on ictal SPECT localizations, and the relationship between concordance of ictal SPECT, scalp EEG and resected area with seizure freedom following epilepsy surgery...
November 30, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916580/annual-revision-rates-of-partial-versus-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-comparative-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
Harshvardhan Chawla, Jelle P van der List, Alexander B Christ, Maximiliano R Sobrero, Hendrik A Zuiderbaan, Andrew D Pearle
BACKGROUND: Utilization of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) as alternatives to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis (OA) has increased. However, no single resource consolidates survivorship data between TKA and partial resurfacing options for each variant of unicompartmental OA. This meta-analysis compared survivorship between TKA and medial UKA (MUKA), lateral UKA (LUKA) and PFA using annual revision rate as a standardized metric...
December 1, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915155/vertically-oriented-structure-and-its-fracture-behavior-of-the-indonesia-white-pearl-oyster
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Guowei Chen, Hongyun Luo, Shunfei Luo, Zhenying Lin, Yue Ma
Structural calcites, aragonites, and the bonding organic network decide the growth, structure and mechanical properties of the mollusk bivalvia shell. Here, it was found out that the calcite prisms together with the coated organics construct another kind of 'brick and mortar' structure similar to the aragonite tablets. The calcite layer can be divided into three sublayers and direct evidences show that the calcite prisms are produced by two methods: nucleation and growing in the first sublayer; or fusing from the aragonites, which is quite different from some previous reports...
November 3, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913229/a-single-arm-phase-iii-study-exploring-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-lng-ius-8-a-low-dose-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-contraceptive-system-total-content-13-5-mg-in-an-asia-pacific-population
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Guangsheng Fan, Sukho Kang, Mulan Ren, Edith Weisberg, Eeva Lukkari-Lax, Katrin Roth, SoYoung Shin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a low-dose levonorgestrel intrauterine system with total content 13.5 mg (average approx. 8 μg/24 h over the first year; LNG-IUS 8; Jaydess®) in an Asia-Pacific population. STUDY DESIGN: An open-label, single-arm Phase III study conducted at 25 centers in China, Australia, and Korea assessed LNG-IUS 8 use over 3 years in nulliparous and parous women (N=1114) aged 18-40 years with regular menstrual cycles (21-35 days)...
November 29, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909912/identification-and-characterization-of-the-lysine-rich-matrix-protein-family-in-pinctada-fucata-indicative-of-roles-in-shell-formation
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Jian Liang, Jun Xie, Jing Gao, Chao-Qun Xu, Yi Yan, Gan-Chu Jia, Liang Xiang, Li-Ping Xie, Rong-Qing Zhang
Mantle can secret matrix proteins playing key roles in regulating the process of shell formation. The genes encoding lysine-rich matrix proteins (KRMPs) are one of the most highly expressed matrix genes in pearl oysters. However, the expression pattern of KRMPs is limited and the functions of them still remain unknown. In this study, we isolated and identified six new members of lysine-rich matrix proteins, rich in lysine, glycine and tyrosine, and all of them are basic matrix proteins. Combined with four members of the KRMPs previously reported, all these proteins can be divided into three subclasses according to the results of phylogenetic analyses: KRMP1-3 belong to subclass KPI, KRMP4-5 belong to KPII, and KRMP6-10 belong to KPIII...
December 2, 2016: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909666/arthroscopic-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-pipkin-type-i-femoral-head-fracture-technical-note
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Aditya Kekatpure, Taesoo Ahn, Soong Joon Lee, Mi Youn Jeong, Jae Suk Chang, Pil Whan Yoon
Femoral head fractures after posterior dislocation of the hip are uncommon and are conventionally treated by an open method. Hip arthroscopy can be a valuable treatment option for the management of femoral head fractures. Arthroscopy allows for a less invasive option when compared with arthrotomy and can allow faster recovery with minimal soft-tissue injury. We describe the arthroscopic reduction and internal fixation of Pipkin type I femoral head fractures with a detailed stepwise description of the surgical technique, including technical pearls and pitfalls, potential complications, and advantages and disadvantages...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907178/characteristics-of-phytoplankton-biomass-primary-production-and-community-structure-in-the-modaomen-channel-pearl-river-estuary-with-special-reference-to-the-influence-of-saltwater-intrusion-during-neap-and-spring-tides
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Weihua Zhou, Jie Gao, Jianzu Liao, Ronggui Shi, Tao Li, Yajuan Guo, Aimin Long
In recent decades, increasing frequency and intensity of saltwater intrusion in the Modaomen Channel has threatened the freshwater supply in the surrounding cities of the Pearl River Estuary, and ulteriorly changed the environmental conditions of the estuarine waters. Phytoplankton biomass, primary production (PP) and species composition, as well as hydrological and chemical parameters were examined along a downstream transect in the Modaomen Channel during neap tide (NT) and spring tide (ST), when a strong saltwater intrusion event occurred in late September, 2011...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906664/pearls-oy-sters-plasma-cell-meningitis-an-uncommon-complication-of-multiple-myeloma
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Neville Jadeja, Krishna Nalleballe, Jerome Graber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904547/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-administration-on-serum-leptin-and-adiponectin-levels-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-placebo-controlled-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Afsoon Emami Naini, Sahar Vahdat, Zahra Parin Hedaiati, Safoura Shahzeidi, Amir Hossein Pezeshki, Hamid Nasri
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is higher in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients compared to healthy populations. This deficiency could lead to several complications with different mechanisms and might result in reduced survival in patients. Leptin and adiponectin are messenger proteins with endocrine secretion from adipocytes and various effects in cellular mechanisms. The goal of this study was to find the effect of vitamin D administration on serum levels of leptin and adiponectin in ESRD patients...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902850/biomechanical-comparison-of-2-veterinary-locking-plates-to-monocortical-screw-polymethylmethacrylate-fixation-in-canine-cadaveric-cervical-vertebral-column
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Bianca F Hettlich, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Alan S Litsky
OBJECTIVE: To compare the biomechanical properties of 2 veterinary locking plates and monocortical screws/polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fixation in canine cadaveric cervical vertebral columns. STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical cadaveric study. MATERIALS: Nineteen cervical vertebral columns (C2-C7) from large breed, skeletally mature, canine cadavers were used. A cortical ring was placed as a disk spacer at C4-C5 in all specimens. Seven vertebral columns were plated at C4-C5 with two 4-hole, 3...
November 30, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900722/atmospheric-deposition-of-pbdes-and-dps-in-dongjiang-river-basin-south-china
#14
Xiaowei Wu, Yan Wang, Minmin Hou, Chunling Luo, Hongxia Zhao, Gan Zhang
The atmospheric deposition fluxes of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and Dechlorane Plus (DPs) in Dongjiang River Basin of the Pearl River Delta in South China were investigated during winter and summer, respectively. The total deposition fluxes varied from 4.74 to 27.0 ng/m(2)/day for PBDEs and 8.77 to 206 ng/m(2)/day for DPs, respectively. The fractions of anti-DP to the total DPs (f anti) varied from 0.28 to 0.63 (mean = 0.43 ± 0.06), i.e., generally lower than those in commercial products, which might be attributed to the different environmental fates of the two isomers...
November 30, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898821/development-of-a-high-density-linkage-map-and-tagging-leaf-spot-resistance-in-pearl-millet-using-genotyping-by-sequencing-markers
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Somashekhar M Punnuri, Jason G Wallace, Joseph E Knoll, Katie E Hyma, Sharon E Mitchell, Edward S Buckler, Rajeev K Varshney, Bharat P Singh
Pearl millet [ (L.) R. Br; also (L.) Morrone] is an important crop throughout the world but better genomic resources for this species are needed to facilitate crop improvement. Genome mapping studies are a prerequisite for tagging agronomically important traits. Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) markers can be used to build high-density linkage maps, even in species lacking a reference genome. A recombinant inbred line (RIL) mapping population was developed from a cross between the lines 'Tift 99DB' and 'Tift 454'...
July 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896657/performing-the-difficult-cholecystectomy-using-combined-endoscopic-and-robotic-techniques-how-i-do-it
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Deepa Magge, Jennifer Steve, Stephanie Novak, Adam Slivka, Mellissa Hogg, Amer Zureikat, Herbert J Zeh
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard of care for cholelithiasis as well as cholecystitis. However, in the setting of Mirizzi syndrome or gangrenous cholecystitis where the critical view cannot be ascertained, subtotal cholecystectomy may be necessary. Using the robot-assisted approach, difficult cholecystectomies can be performed upfront without need for partial cholecystectomy. Even in the setting of Mirizzi syndrome where severe scarring and fibrosis are evident, definitive cholecystectomy and takedown of the cholechystocholedochal fistula can be performed in a safe and feasible fashion following successful endoscopic common bile duct stent placement...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896419/effects-of-enamel-sealing-on-shear-bond-strength-and-the-adhesive-remnant-index-study-of-three-fluoride-releasing-adhesives-in-combination-with-metal-and-ceramic-brackets
#17
Elisabeth Hofmann, Laura Elsner, Ursula Hirschfelder, Thomas Ebert, Sebastian Hanke
OBJECTIVES: Selected combinations of materials were used to create tooth-adhesive-bracket complexes to evaluate shear bond strength (SBS) and the adhesive remnant index (ARI) with regard to enamel sealing. METHODS: Four adhesive systems also appropriate for use as enamel sealants were combined with four bracket types, resulting in 16 adhesive-bracket combinations, each of which was tested on 15 permanent bovine incisors. Sealant-adhesives included two recently introduced fluoride-releasing systems (Riva bond LC(®) and go!(®)), one established primer (Opal(®) Seal™), and one commonly used adhesive as control (Transbond™ XT)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896385/pictorial-review-the-pearls-and-pitfalls-of-the-radiological-manifestations-of-gallstone-ileus
#18
REVIEW
Phei Shan Chuah, John Curtis, Nikhil Misra, Dina Hikmat, Sumita Chawla
We present a pictorial review of a range of typical and atypical cases of gallstone ileus (GI), across a wide range of imaging modalities. GI is a complication of gallstone disease causing mechanical intestinal obstruction due to impaction of gallstone in the gastrointestinal tract. The spectrum of presentation can vary enormously, and we highlight the importance of accurate imaging diagnosis of GI especially early use of computed tomography. This will lead to timely and appropriate surgical intervention with the potential avoidance of unnecessary outcomes...
November 28, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895647/exogenous-trehalose-treatment-enhances-the-activities-of-defense-related-enzymes-and-triggers-resistance-against-downy-mildew-disease-of-pearl-millet
#19
Sharathchandra R Govind, Sudisha Jogaiah, Mostafa Abdelrahman, Hunthrike S Shetty, Lam-Son P Tran
In recent years, diverse physiological functions of various sugars are the subject of investigations. Their roles in signal transduction in plant responses to adverse biotic and abiotic stress conditions have become apparent, and growing scientific evidence has indicated that disaccharides like sucrose and trehalose mediate plant defense responses in similar way as those induced by elicitors against the pathogens. Trehalose is a well-known metabolic osmoregulator, stress-protectant and non-reducing disaccharide existing in a variety of organisms, including fungi, bacteria, and plants...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890182/imaging-of-perineural-spread-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
REVIEW
David Badger, Nafi Aygun
Perineural spread (PNS) of tumor is a recognized pattern of metastasis occurring in the head and neck. Imaging plays a critical role in identifying PNS for adequate staging and treatment planning. Understanding the major branches and pathways of cranial nerves V and VII, key anatomic landmarks, interconnections between these nerves, and pearls and pitfalls of PNS imaging can aid in early detection, appropriate therapy, and the best possible chance for cure.
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
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