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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736873/standardised-molecular-diagnostic-tool-for-the-identification-of-cryptic-species-within-the-bemisia-tabaci-complex
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S Elfekih, W T Tay, K Gordon, L Court, P De Barro
BACKGROUND: The whitefly Bemisia tabaci complex harbours over 40 cryptic species that have been placed in 11 phylogenetically distinct clades based on the molecular characterisation of partial mitochondrial DNA COI (mtCOI) gene region. Four cryptic species are currently within the invasive clade i.e. 'MED', 'MEAM1', 'MEAM2' and IO'. Correct identification of these species is a critical step towards implementing reliable measures for plant biosecurity and border protection, however no standardised B...
July 23, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732494/the-effects-of-therapeutic-hip-exercise-with-abdominal-core-activation-on-recruitment-of-the-hip-muscles
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Mandy Ky Chan, Ka Wai Chow, Alfred Ys Lai, Noble Kc Mak, Jason Ch Sze, Sharon Mh Tsang
BACKGROUND: Core stabilization has been utilized for rehabilitation and prevention of lower limb musculoskeletal injuries. Previous studies showed that activation of the abdominal core muscles enhanced the hip muscle activity in hip extension and abduction exercises. However, the lack of the direct measurement and quantification of the activation level of the abdominal core muscles during the execution of the hip exercises affect the level of evidence to substantiate the proposed application of core exercises to promote training and rehabilitation outcome of the hip region...
July 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713656/methodological-considerations-in-assessment-of-language-lateralisation-with-fmri-a-systematic-review
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Abigail R Bradshaw, Dorothy V M Bishop, Zoe V J Woodhead
The involvement of the right and left hemispheres in mediating language functions has been measured in a variety of ways over the centuries since the relative dominance of the left hemisphere was first known. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) presents a useful non-invasive method of assessing lateralisation that is being increasingly used in clinical practice and research. However, the methods used in the fMRI laterality literature currently are highly variable, making systematic comparisons across studies difficult...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710952/indices-of-insulin-resistance-and-glucotoxicity-are-not-associated-with-bipolar-disorder-or-major-depressive-disorder-but-are-differently-associated-with-inflammatory-oxidative-and-nitrosative-biomarkers
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Kamila Landucci Bonifácio, Décio Sabbatini Barbosa, Estefânia Gastaldello Moreira, Carine Coneglian de Farias, Luciana Higachi, Alissana Ester Iakmiu Camargo, Janaina Favaro Soares, Heber Odebrecht Vargas, Sandra Odebrecht Vargas Nunes, Michael Berk, Seetal Dodd, Michael Maes
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance (IR) is a key factor in diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome (MetS) and obesity and may occur in mood disorders and tobacco use disorder (TUD), where disturbances of immune-inflammatory, oxidative and nitrosative stress (IO&NS) pathways are important shared pathophysiological pathways. METHODS: This study aimed to a) examine IR and β-cell function as measured by the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and insulin sensitivity and β cell function (HOMA-B) and glucotoxicity (conceptualized as increased glucose levels versus lowered HOMA-B values) in 74 participants with major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder, with and or without MetS and TUD, versus 46 healthy controls, and b) whether IR is associated with IO&NS biomarkers, including nitric oxide metabolites (NOx), lipid hydroperoxides (LOOH), plasma advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), C-reactive protein (CRP), haptoglobin (Hp) and uric acid...
November 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708319/experimental-study-on-ablation-of-leiomyoma-by-combination-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-and-iodized-oil-in-vitro
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Zhi-Gang Liang, Yi Gao, Xiao-Yan Ren, Cui Sun, Heng-Fang Gu, Meng Mou, Yan-Bing Xiao
AIM: The aim of the current study was to investigate whether iodized oil (IO) enhances high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of uterine leiomyoma and to determine the features of hyperechoic changes in the target region. METHODS: Forty samples of uterine leiomyoma were randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group. In the experimental group, the leiomyoma was ablated by HIFU 30 min after 1 mL of iodized oil had been injected into the center of the myoma...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702446/comparison-of-abdominal-muscle-activity-during-abdominal-drawing-in-maneuver-combined-with-irradiation-variations
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Young-In Hwang, Du-Jin Park
Many experts have used an indirect method for enhancing strength and performance of muscles in clinical practice. The indirect method, which called an irradiation is a basic procedure of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, there is little research related the effects of irradiation. This study investigated abdominal muscle activity during abdominal drawing-in maneuver (ADIM) combined with irradiation variations. The study recruited 42 healthy, young adults who were divided randomly into three groups according to which intervention they received...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700989/doritool-a-bioinformatics-integrative-tool-for-post-association-functional-annotation
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Isabel Martín-Antoniano, Lola Alonso, Miguel Madrid, Evangelina López de Maturana, Núria Malats
The emergence of high-throughput data in biology has increased the need for functional in silico analysis and prompted the development of integrative bioinformatics tools to facilitate the obtainment of biologically meaningful data. In this paper, we present DoriTool, a comprehensive, easy, and friendly pipeline integrating biological data from different functional tools. The tool was designed with the aim to maximize reproducibility and reduce the working time of the researchers, especially of those with limited bioinformatics skills, and to help them with the interpretation of the results...
July 13, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682062/-energy-selection-channels-for-high-performance-electrolyte-anion-frenkel-defect-pair-as-dominant-source-for-o-ion-conductions-in-pyrochlore-type-lanthanide-hafnium-oxides-sofc
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Mingzi Sun, Bolong Huang
The excellent ion conductivities of pyrochlore-type materials are believed to be based on oxygen anion transportations caused by the intrinsic defects, in which the anion Frenkel (a-Fr) pair (VO+IO) defect is the most stable one that lacks detailed study. The partially disordered pyrochlore with formation of the a-Fr pair defect will result in more disorder in local pyrochlore structure and increase number of possible migration paths for oxygen anions, which could further improve the ion conductivities of materials...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681207/optimal-therapy-of-advanced-stage-mesothelioma
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Maria M J Disselhorst, Sjaak J A Burgers, Paul Baas
The optimal treatment of patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has not yet been discovered. With the aid of an increased insight in the molecular pathways and the development of combinations of Immuno-Oncology (IO), drugs new therapies are available. The personalization of treatment by cell cultures and pathway analysis attracts more attention nowadays. It is conceivable that in the near future the treatment of patients with MPM will consist of a combination of IO drugs or specific pathway inhibitors...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675924/a-statistical-framework-for-biomedical-literature-mining
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Dongjun Chung, Andrew Lawson, W Jim Zheng
In systems biology, it is of great interest to identify new genes that were not previously reported to be associated with biological pathways related to various functions and diseases. Identification of these new pathway-modulating genes does not only promote understanding of pathway regulation mechanisms but also allow identification of novel targets for therapeutics. Recently, biomedical literature has been considered as a valuable resource to investigate pathway-modulating genes. While the majority of currently available approaches are based on the co-occurrence of genes within an abstract, it has been reported that these approaches show only sub-optimal performances because 70% of abstracts contain information only for a single gene...
July 4, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673048/taming-the-beast-a-community-teaching-material-resource-for-beast-2
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Joëlle Barido-Sottani, Veronika Bošková, Louis du Plessis, Denise Kühnert, Carsten Magnus, Venelin Mitov, Nicola F Müller, Julija Pecerska, David A Rasmussen, Chi Zhang, Alexei J Drummond, Tracy A Heath, Oliver G Pybus, Timothy G Vaughan, Tanja Stadler
Phylogenetics and phylodynamics are central topics in modern evolutionary biology. Phylogenetic methods reconstruct the evolutionary relationships among organisms, whereas phylodynamic approaches reveal the underlying diversification processes that lead to the observed relationships. These two fields have many practical applications in disciplines as diverse as epidemiology, developmental biology, palaeontology, ecology, and linguistics. The combination of increasingly large genetic datasets and increases in computing power is facilitating the development of more sophisticated phylogenetic and phylodynamic methods...
June 29, 2017: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661695/treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-integrative-oncology-a-survey-of-acupuncture-and-oriental-medicine-practitioners
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Zhaoxue Lu, Jennifer Moody, Benjamin L Marx, Tracy Hammerstrom
OBJECTIVES: Complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly integrated into cancer care. We sought detail on the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) with acupuncture and oriental medicine (AOM) by surveying practitioners at integrative oncology (IO) sites across the United States. DESIGN: Online survey of licensed acupuncturists. SETTING/LOCATION: IO sites in the United States. SUBJECTS: Fifteen licensed acupuncturists who completed the survey between February 2014 and June 2014...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655781/hepatocyte-specific-hnf4%C3%AE-mir-122-pathway-contributes-to-the-iron-overload-mediated-hepatic-inflammation
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Min Li, Yuxiao Tang, Lusha Wu, Fengfeng Mo, Xin Wang, Hongxia Li, Ruirui Qi, Hongwei Zhang, Arun Srivastava, Chen Ling
Hepatic iron-overload (IO) is one of the major complications of transfusional therapy. It was generally thought that IO triggers substantial inflammatory responses by producing reactive oxygen species in hepatic macrophages. Recently, decrease of microRNA-122 was observed in a genetic knockout (Hfe-/-) mouse model of IO. Since hepatocyte-enriched miR-122 is known as a key regulator of multiple hepatic pathways including inflammation, it is of interest whether hepatocyte directly contributes to the IO-mediated hepatic inflammation...
June 27, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655153/the-ksea-app-a-web-based-tool-for-kinase-activity-inference-from-quantitative-phosphoproteomics
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Danica D Wiredja, Mehmet Koyutürk, Mark R Chance
Summary: Computational characterization of differential kinase activity from phosphoproteomics datasets is critical for correctly inferring cellular circuitry and how signaling cascades are altered in drug treatment and/or disease. Kinase-Substrate Enrichment Analysis (KSEA) offers a powerful approach to estimating changes in a kinase's activity based on the collective phosphorylation changes of its identified substrates. However, KSEA has been limited to programmers who are able to implement the algorithms...
June 26, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647598/functional-brain-networks-during-picture-encoding-and-recognition-in-different-odor-contexts
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J L Reichert, M Ninaus, W Schuehly, C Hirschmann, D Bagga, V Schöpf
Contextual odors can serve as retrieval cues when applied during encoding and recall/recognition of information. To investigate the neuronal basis of these observations, we collected functional MRI data while participants (n=51) performed an encoding and recognition memory task during which odors (congruent: CO or incongruent: IO) were presented as contextual cues. Recognition performance was not influenced by odor, but there was increased activation in the piriform cortex during successful encoding in the CO group, possibly indicating enhanced retrieval of information previously integrated with an olfactory percept...
June 21, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646883/ioeasma-an-integrated-clinical-and-educational-pathway-for-managing-asthma-in-children-and-adolescents
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Sebastiano Guarnaccia, Gaia Pecorelli, Marina Bianchi, Massimo Cartabia, Gianluigi Casadei, Ada Pluda, Cristina Quecchia, Valeria Gretter, Maurizio Bonati
BACKGROUND: Due to the lack of real life clinical and educational studies, "Io e l'Asma" Centre performed this implementation research (IR). Evaluate long-term effectiveness on bronchial asthma control of an integrated clinical and educational pathway for asthmatic children and adolescents. METHODS: An observational retrospective pre-post intervention IR study was conducted among 262 children with asthma, ages 6-15 yrs. The intervention protocol included three clinical visits 8 weeks apart; an educational course at visit 1, post intervention consisted in two follow-up visits 6 months apart...
June 24, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645171/upsetr-an-r-package-for-the-visualization-of-intersecting-sets-and-their-properties
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Jake R Conway, Alexander Lex, Nils Gehlenborg
Motivation: Venn and Euler diagrams are a popular yet inadequate solution for quantitative visualization of set intersections. A scalable alternative to Venn and Euler diagrams for visualizing intersecting sets and their properties is needed. Results: We developed UpSetR, an open source R package that employs a scalable matrix-based visualization to show intersections of sets, their size, and other properties. Availability: UpSetR is available at https://github...
June 22, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644688/intraosseous-administration-of-antidotes-a-systematic-review
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Audrée Elliott, Pierre-André Dubé, Amélie Cossette-Côté, Laura Patakfalvi, Eric Villeneuve, Martin Morris, Sophie Gosselin
CONTEXT: Intraosseous (IO) access is an established route of administration in resuscitation situations. Patients with serious poisoning presenting to the emergency department may require urgent antidote therapy. However, intravenous (IV) access is not always readily available. OBJECTIVE: This study reviews the current evidence for IO administration of antidotes that could be used in poisoning. The primary outcome was mortality as a surrogate of efficacy. Secondary outcomes included hemodynamic variables, electrocardiographic variables, neurological status, pharmacokinetics outcomes, and adverse effects as defined by each article...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641612/-expression-and-significance-of-hif-1%C3%AE-in-erythropoiesis-of-secondary-iron-overload-disease-after-irradiation-damage
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Yi Xing, Ming-Feng Zhao, Xiao-Li Cao, Xin Jin, Jie Chen, Ping Xu, Song-Nan Sui, Yan-Yu Jiang, Xiao-Yuan He
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression of hypoxia inducible factor 1α(HIF-1α) of iron-overloaded in irradiated mice and its effect on erythropoiesis. METHODS: Twenty mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: Ctrl (control group), IR (irradiation group), IO (irradiation + iron overload group), and RAPA (rapamycin treatment group). The iron overload model was verified. The CFU-E (colony forming unit-erythroid) and BFU-E(burst colony forming unit-erythroid) were cultured; flow cytometry was used to detect the ratios of early stage (Ter119(+)CD71(-)) to late stage (Ter119(+)CD71(+)) of primitive erythroblasts; RT-PCR was used to detect the mRNA expression of HIF-1α and its related signal molecules in bone marrow cells...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640896/beneficial-effects-of-a-gait-used-while-wearing-a-kimono-to-decrease-the-knee-adduction-moment-in-healthy-adults
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Susumu Ota, Yukari Ogawa, Hiroki Ota, Tomoya Fujiwara, Tadashi Sugiyama, Akira Ochi
The knee adduction moment (KAM) relates to medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Several gait modifications to reduce the KAM for the prevention of knee OA have been studied. Most of the modifications, however, involve voluntary changes in leg alignment. Here we investigated the biomechanical effects for reducing the KAM of a walking style with a small trunk rotation and arm swing gait, which is a natural walking style used while wearing a kimono (Nanba walk) that shifts the ground reaction force toward the stance leg (reduced lever arm)...
2017: PloS One
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