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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905513/whole-genome-scanning-for-the-litter-size-trait-associated-genes-and-snps-under-selection-in-dairy-goat-capra-hircus
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Fang-Nong Lai, Hong-Li Zhai, Ming Cheng, Jun-Yu Ma, Shun-Feng Cheng, Wei Ge, Guo-Liang Zhang, Jun-Jie Wang, Rui-Qian Zhang, Xue Wang, Ling-Jiang Min, Jiu-Zhou Song, Wei Shen
Dairy goats are one of the most utilized domesticated animals in China. Here, we selected extreme populations based on differential fecundity in two Laoshan dairy goat populations. Utilizing deep sequencing we have generated 68.7 and 57.8 giga base of sequencing data, and identified 12,458,711 and 12,423,128 SNPs in the low fecundity and high fecundity groups, respectively. Following selective sweep analyses, a number of loci and candidate genes in the two populations were scanned independently. The reproduction related genes CCNB2, AR, ADCY1, DNMT3B, SMAD2, AMHR2, ERBB2, FGFR1, MAP3K12 and THEM4 were specifically selected in the high fecundity group whereas KDM6A, TENM1, SWI5 and CYM were specifically selected in the low fecundity group...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905095/electrical-properties-of-ultrathin-hf-ti-o-higher-k-gate-dielectric-films-and-their-application-in-etsoi-mosfet
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Yuhua Xiong, Xiaoqiang Chen, Feng Wei, Jun Du, Hongbin Zhao, Zhaoyun Tang, Bo Tang, Wenwu Wang, Jiang Yan
Ultrathin Hf-Ti-O higher k gate dielectric films (~2.55 nm) have been prepared by atomic layer deposition. Their electrical properties and application in ETSOI (fully depleted extremely thin SOI) PMOSFETs were studied. It is found that at the Ti concentration of Ti/(Ti + Hf) ~9.4%, low equivalent gate oxide thickness (EOT) of ~0.69 nm and acceptable gate leakage current density of 0.61 A/cm(2) @ (V fb - 1)V could be obtained. The conduction mechanism through the gate dielectric is dominated by the F-N tunneling in the gate voltage range of -0...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904949/association-of-arthritis-and-vitamin-d-insufficiency-with-physical-disability-in-mexican-older-adults-findings-from-the-mexican-health-and-aging-study
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Luis M Valderrama-Hinds, Soham Al Snih, Martin A Rodriguez, Rebeca Wong
Arthritis and vitamin D insufficiency are prevalent in older adults and are risk factors for disability. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of co-occurring arthritis and vitamin D deficiency on upper-lower extremity functional limitations and disability in older adults. We examined 1533 participants aged ≥50 years from a subsample of the Mexican Health and Aging Study. Measures included sociodemographics, body mass index, comorbid conditions, falls, physical activity, physical function tests, functional limitations, activities of daily living (ADL), and vitamin D...
November 30, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904815/pneumorrhachis-resulting-in-transient-paresis-after-picc-line-insertion-into-the-ascending-lumbar-vein
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Russell Payne, Emily P Sieg, Arabinda Choudhary, Mark Iantosca
Obtaining intravascular access in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is not only critical but also technically challenging. Malposition of the catheter tip is a known and well-documented complication. Specifically, peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) line insertion into the ascending lumbar vein can lead to neurological dysfunction and, in some cases, even death. We present the first reported case of pneumorrhachis (PR) following PICC line insertion into the ascending lumbar vein. Our patient presented with lower extremity weakness and imaging confirmed the presence of air within the spinal canal...
October 17, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904797/preseason-jump-and-hop-measures-in-male-collegiate-basketball-players-an-epidemiologic-report
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Jason Brumitt, Amy Engilis, Dale Isaak, Amy Briggs, Alma Mattocks
BACKGROUND: Injuries are inherent in basketball with lower extremity (LE) injury rates reported as high as 11.6 per 1000 athletic exposures (AEs); many of these injuries result in time loss from sport participation. A recent trend in sports medicine research has been the attempt to identify athletes who may be at risk for injury based on measures of preseason fitness. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to determine if the standing long jump (SLJ) and/or the single-leg hop (SLH) for distance functional performance tests (FPT) are associated with non-contact time loss lower quadrant (LQ, defined as lower extremities or low back) injury in collegiate male basketball players...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904756/ct-negative-mri-gre-positive-primary-motor-cortex-contusion-causing-isolated-foot-drop
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Alexander M Tucker, Tianyi Niu, Daniel T Nagasawa, Richard Everson, Shaina Sedighim, Manuel M Buitrago Blanco
BACKGROUND: Isolated acute foot drop due to traumatic brain injury is exceedingly rare and is often misdiagnosed during initial evaluation. Here, we present the case of a patient who presented with left foot drop after falling off a bicycle. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient is a 55-year-old male who was mountain biking when he fell, hit his head, and lost consciousness. Neurologic examination of the left leg revealed foot drop, no sensory deficits, and 3+ reflexes at the knee and ankle with clonus...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904755/paraplegia-caused-by-cerebral-contusions-in-the-bilateral-precentral-gyri
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Hideaki Matsumura, Hiroyuki Fujimori, Naoaki Sato, Akira Matsumura
BACKGROUND: Paraplegia is mainly caused by spinal cord disease and rarely occurs due to head trauma. In this report, we describe a case of paraplegia caused by cerebral contusions in the bilateral precentral gyri. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with mildly impaired consciousness and severe pure motor paralysis in both legs. He was healthy until the morning of the day, but his wife found him injured in front of his house upon returning home...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904226/paraplegic-flexion-contracture-of-hip-joints-an-unsolvable-problem
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Sailendra Bhattacharyya
Paraplegic flexion contracture of hip joints beyond 90° is a difficult condition to treat for any orthopedic surgeon. There is no fixed protocol of treatment described, by and large it is individualized. A 20 year old female presented with paraplegia for last 15 years due to irrecoverable spinal cord disease with complete sensory and motor loss of both lower extremities and was admitted with acute flexion contracture of both hip joints with trunk resting on thighs. She underwent bilateral proximal femoral resection...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904225/the-inferior-medial-genicular-artery-and-its-vascularization-of-the-pes-anserinus-superficialis-a-cadaveric-study
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Lena Hirtler, Manuel Ederer, Mike Faber, Patrick Weninger
BACKGROUND: A common method for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is it's replacement by a free avascular graft, using the gracilis and/or semitendinosus tendons. These grafts pass a vulnerable phase in the ligamentization-process during the 1(st) year after reconstruction. The aims of this study were first to evaluate the vascularization of the pes anserinus superficialis (PAS) by the inferior medial genicular artery (IMGA) and second to develop a pedunculated surgical technique for ACL reconstruction, to preserve a maximal amount of natural vascularization of the tendons inserting at the PAS...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904207/primary-cutaneous-synovial-sarcoma-an-extremely-rare-report-of-superficial-synovial-sarcoma
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Nastaran Namazi, Morteza Ghassemipour, Azadeh Rakhshan, Ata Abbasi
Synovial sarcoma is a type of malignancy which usually occurs near the joints of the arm, neck, or leg. It is a sarcoma of soft tissue and accounts for 5-10% of all adult soft tissue sarcomas in the world. We present a case with primary superficial cutaneous synovial sarcoma without involvement of the underlying knee joint. It is a very rare condition, and to the best of our knowledge, it is the second report of this topic. Although it is rare among soft tissue tumors, the dermatologists should have precise attention to this skin tumor, as early diagnosis is associated with lower metastatic rate and therefore better prognosis...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903345/-application-of-low-dose-ct-angiography-with-70-kv-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-diseases
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Y H Duan, G M Lu, J Wu, X C Yang, D D Wu, Z P Cheng, X M Wang
Objective: To assess the image quality, radiation dose and diagnostic efficiency of peripheral arterial CT angiography (CTA) performed at tube voltage of 70 and 120 kV. Methods: Between January 2014 and December 2015, a total of 200 consecutive patients with known or suspected lower extremity arteriosclerosis obliterans (LEASO) underwent CTA.Patients were randomly divided into 2 groups by different scanning protocols.Group A (n=100): 70 kV and 0.8 ml/kg contrast agent, group B (n=100): 120 kV and 100 ml contrast agent...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903225/weight-bearing-joints-destruction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Takashi Imagama, Atsunori Tokushige, Kazushige Seki, Toshihiko Taguchi
In many cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) joints of the upper extremities are affected. However, involvement of weight bearing joints of the lower extremities is strongly associated with a decreased activities of daily living ability such as gait disorder. Once the progression of weight bearing joint destruction occurs, lower extremity function will decrease even if RA disease activity is improved by pharmacotherapy. In this article, we investigated joint destruction-suppressing effects of pharmacotherapy on the hip and knee joints, as well as risk factors for joint destruction...
November 30, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902623/ossification-of-the-posterior-atlantoaxial-membrane-associated-with-atlas-hypoplasia-a-case-report
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Yichen Meng, Dongxiao Zhou, Rui Gao, Jun Ma, Ce Wang, Xuhui Zhou
RATIONALE: Hypoplasia with an intact posterior arch of the atlas and ossification of the posterior atlantoaxial membrane (PAAM) are individually rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient presented with a 6-month history of progressive weakness and paresthesia of his lower extremities. DIAGNOSES: Cervical myelopathy resulting from atlas hypoplasia and ossification of the posterior atlantoaxial membrane. INTERVENTIONS: Laminectomy of the atlas with duroplasty...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901322/risk-factors-analysis-of-thromboembolectomy-for-acute-thromboembolic-lower-extremity-ischemia-in-native-arteries
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Gabriele Piffaretti, Alessandro Angrisano, Marco Franchin, Massimo Ferrario, Nicola Rivolta, Alessandro Bacuzzi, Patrizio Castelli, Matteo Tozzi
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study is to report the results of thromboembolectomy (ThEmb) for acute thromboembolic lower limb ischemia (ATLI) in native arteries and to create a predictive score for amputation-free survival (AFS) at 30 days. METHODS: It is a single center, retrospective analysis of a four years period. All patients had ThEmb: adjunctive procedures included femoral and/or popliteal endarterectomy in 30 (18.3%) cases, PTA- stent in 24 (14.6%), and femoral endarterectomy plus PTA-stent in 12 (7...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901317/dendrimer-stabilized-gold-nanostars-as-a-multifunctional-theranostic-nanoplatform-for-ct-imaging-photothermal-therapy-and-gene-silencing-of-tumors
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Ping Wei, Jingwen Chen, Yong Hu, Xin Li, Han Wang, Mingwu Shen, Xiangyang Shi
Development of versatile nanomaterials combining diagnostic and therapeutic functionalities within one single nanoplatform is extremely important for tumor theranostics. In this work, the authors report the synthesis of a gold nanostar (Au NS)-based theranostic platform stabilized with cyclic arginine-glycine-aspartic (Arg-Gly-Asp, RGD) peptide-modified amine-terminated generation 3 poly(amidoamine) dendrimers. The formed RGD-modified dendrimer-stabilized Au NSs (RGD-Au DSNSs) are used as a gene delivery vector to complex small interfering RNA (siRNA) for computed tomography (CT) imaging, thermal imaging, photothermal therapy (PTT), and gene therapy of tumors...
November 30, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900427/the-impact-of-excess-body-fat-on-bone-remodeling-in-adolescents
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L N Mosca, T B L Goldberg, V N da Silva, C S Kurokawa, A C B Rizzo, C C da Silva, A Dos Santos Teixeira, J E Corrente
: The impact of excess body fat on bone remodeling was evaluated in overweight, obese, and extremely obese adolescents. In adolescents with excess weight, it was observed that the higher the bone mineral content and bone mineral density values, the lower the levels of the biomarkers. Nutritional imbalances by excess had a negative effect on bone formation in this stage of life. INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of excess body fat on bone remodeling in adolescents...
November 30, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900196/muscle-function-is-associated-with-future-patient-reported-outcomes-in-young-adults-with-acl-injury
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Vala Flosadottir, Ewa M Roos, Eva Ageberg
BACKGROUND/AIM: Consequences of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury include worse patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and a decrease in activity level. Muscle function can be improved by targeted exercise. Our aims were to investigate cross-sectional and longitudinal associations among lower extremity muscle function and PROs after ACL injury. METHODS: Fifty-four participants (15 women, mean 30 years) with ACL injury or reconstruction, from the Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Nonsurgical versus Surgical Treatment (KANON) trial (ISRCTN84752559), were assessed with hop performance, muscle power and postural orientation 3 years (SD 0...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900193/exertional-rhabdomyolysis-physiological-response-or-manifestation-of-an-underlying-myopathy
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Renata S Scalco, Marc Snoeck, Ros Quinlivan, Susan Treves, Pascal Laforét, Heinz Jungbluth, Nicol C Voermans
Exertional rhabdomyolysis is characterised by muscle breakdown associated with strenuous exercise or normal exercise under extreme circumstances. Key features are severe muscle pain and sudden transient elevation of serum creatine kinase (CK) levels with or without associated myoglobinuria. Mild cases may remain unnoticed or undiagnosed. Exertional rhabdomyolysis is well described among athletes and military personnel, but may occur in anybody exposed to unaccustomed exercise. In contrast, exertional rhabdomyolysis may be the first manifestation of a genetic muscle disease that lowers the exercise threshold for developing muscle breakdown...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900187/mobility-proprioception-strength-and-fms-as-predictors-of-injury-in-professional-footballers
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Jonathan Yeung, Andrew Cleves, Hywell Griffiths, Len Nokes
BACKGROUND: The premise of this study was to investigate if anthropometric variables such as mobility, proprioception, strength and modified Functional Movement Screen (mFMS) could be used as primary indicators of injury risk in an English Championship division football team. This study focused on moderate injuries occurring in the lower extremities, during the 2014/2015 competitive season. METHODS: To differentiate between minor, moderate and severe injuries, this study classified moderate injuries as an injury with an average injury severity of 2-28 days...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900106/giant-intrapelvic-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-mimicking-disc-herniation-a-case-report
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Peng Wang, Cong Chen, Xiaotang Xin, Bo Liu, Wei Li, Dezhen Yin, Weidong Mu
Giant intrapelvic malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors arising in the sciatic nerve in the pelvic cavity are a rare occurrence and their symptomatology is usually misdiagnosed as intervertebral disc herniation. We herein report the case of a 46-year old woman presenting with pain, hypesthesia and weakness of the left lower extremity due to a giant intrapelvic malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the sciatic nerve. Prior to being referred to our institution, the patient was misdiagnosed as a case of sciatica due to a lumbar disc herniation and underwent an operation unsuccessfully, as there was little symptomatic improvement 2 months after the surgery...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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