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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933670/gold-i-fluorohalides-theory-and-experiment
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Babil Menjón, Miguel Baya, Alberto Pérez-Bitrián, Sonia Martínez-Salvador, José María Casas, Jesús Orduna
The anionic trifluoromethyl-gold(I) derivatives [CF₃AuX]⁻, which have been prepared and isolated as their [PPh₄]⁺ salts in good yield, undergo thermally-induced difluorocarbene extrusion in the gas phase giving rise to the mixed gold(I) fluorohalide complexes [F-Au-X]⁻ (X = Cl, Br, I). These triatomic species have been detected by tandem mass spectrometry (MS2) experiments and their properties have been analyzed by DFT methods. The CF₂ extrusion mechanism from the Au-CF₃ moiety serves as a model for the CF₂ insertion into the Au-F bond, since both reactivity channels are connected by the microreversibility principle...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933179/associations-between-genetics-medical-status-physical-exercise-and-psychological-well-being-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis
#2
Lena Backström-Eriksson, Agneta Bergsten-Brucefors, Lena Hjelte, Bo Melin, Kimmo Sorjonen
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive, life-shortening disease among people of European origin. Type of genetic mutation and regular physical exercise has an impact on clinical outcome. This cross-sectional study explores the associations between genetics, medical status, physical exercise and psychological well-being in adult patients with CF. METHODS: Adult patients with CF (N=68; mean age: 32.2; range 18-67 years; 46% women) completed the Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised and Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932898/two-cases-of-vogt-koyanagi-harada-s-disease-in-sub-saharan-africa
#3
Tunji S Oluleye, Adekunle O Rotimi-Samuel, Adetunji Adenekan, Olubanke T Ilo, Folashade B Akinsola, Adeola O Onakoya, Olufisayo T Aribaba, Adebukunola Adefule-Ositelu, Kareem O Musa, Yele Oyefeso
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada's (VKH) disease has been reported to be rare in sub-Saharan Africa. Two Nigerians with the disease are presented in this report. The first patient, a 32-year-old pregnant Nigerian woman presented with a 1-month history of bilateral blurring of vision, persistent headache, and alopecia. Presenting visual acuity was 1 m counting fingers in both eyes. Examination revealed vitiligo and poliosis with bilateral panuveitis as well as bilateral exudative retinal detachment. A clinical assessment of complete VKH disease was made...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932553/normalization-matters-tracking-the-best-strategy-for-sperm-mirna-quantification
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Celia Corral-Vazquez, Joan Blanco, Albert Salas-Huetos, Francesca Vidal, Ester Anton
STUDY QUESTION: What is the most reliable normalization strategy for sperm microRNA (miRNA) quantitative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reactions (qRT-PCR) using singleplex assays? SUMMARY ANSWER: The use of the average expression of hsa-miR-100-5p and hsa-miR-30a-5p as sperm miRNA qRT-PCR data normalizer is suggested as an optimal strategy. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Mean-centering methods are the most reliable normalization strategies for miRNA high-throughput expression analyses...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932539/assessment-of-concomitant-versus-sequential-trastuzumab-on-radiation-induced-cardiovascular-toxicity
#5
G Yavas, M Gultekin, O Yildiz, M Seyrek, S Demirkol, H Toy, M F Sargon, O Ozkayar, A Uner, F Yildiz, F Akyol
There are limited data regarding effect of trastuzumab on radiation-induced cardiovascular toxicity when used sequentially or concomitantly. This experimental study aims to investigate effect of trastuzumab on radiation-induced cardiovascular toxicity with respect to the treatment sequence. One hundred and eight female Wistar albino rats were divided into six groups (G): G1 was control, G2 was trastuzumab, and G3 was radiotherapy (RT); G4 and G6 were sequential RT and trastuzumab; and G5 was concomitant RT and trastuzumab groups, respectively...
December 8, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932533/preoperative-proteinuria-and-reduced-glomerular-filtration-rate-predicts-renal-replacement-therapy-in-patients-supported-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Veli K Topkara, Ellie J Coromilas, Arthur Reshad Garan, Randall C Li, Francesco Castagna, Douglas L Jennings, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Robert N Sladen, Donna M Mancini, Yoshifumi Naka, Jai Radhakrishnan, Paolo C Colombo
BACKGROUND: Renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) has detrimental effects on quality of life and survival of patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). Current guidelines do not offer a decision-making algorithm for CF-LVAD candidates with poor baseline renal function. Objective of this study was to identify risk factors associated with RRT after CF-LVAD implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three hundred and eighty-nine consecutive patients underwent contemporary CF-LVAD implantation at the Columbia University Medical Center between January 2004 and August 2015...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931207/a-comparative-study-classification-vs-user-based-collaborative-filtering-for-clinical-prediction
#7
Fang Hao, Rachael Hageman Blair
BACKGROUND: Recommender systems have shown tremendous value for the prediction of personalized item recommendations for individuals in a variety of settings (e.g., marketing, e-commerce, etc.). User-based collaborative filtering is a popular recommender system, which leverages an individuals' prior satisfaction with items, as well as the satisfaction of individuals that are "similar". Recently, there have been applications of collaborative filtering based recommender systems for clinical risk prediction...
December 8, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931123/developments-in-multibreath-washout-testing-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
#8
Clare Saunders, Katie Bayfield, Samantha Irving, Christopher Short, Andrew Bush, Jane C Davies
Lung Clearance Index (LCI) is becoming recognized as an important addition in the monitoring of pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF). The non-invasive technique is easy to perform in all ages, reproducible and increasingly being used in clinical trials. There is interest to utilize it within the clinic setting but its current use is mostly as a research tool. The procedure is highly dependent on skilled operators and a relaxed testing environment is key to obtaining good quality measurements. Standardization of LCI is part of an ongoing collaborative, multicenter process...
December 9, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930727/airway-microbiota-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-clinically-well-infants-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Theresa A Laguna, Brandie D Wagner, Cynthia B Williams, Mark J Stevens, Charles E Robertson, Cole W Welchlin, Catherine E Moen, Edith T Zemanick, Jonathan K Harris
BACKGROUND: Upper airway cultures guide the identification and treatment of lung pathogens in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF); however, this may not fully reflect the spectrum of bacteria present in the lower airway. Our objectives were to characterize the airway microbiota using bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) from asymptomatic CF infants during the first year of life and to investigate the relationship between BALF microbiota, standard culture and clinical characteristics. METHODS: BALF, nasopharyngeal (NP) culture and infant pulmonary function testing data were collected at 6 months and one year of age during periods of clinical stability from infants diagnosed with CF by newborn screening...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927630/inactive-matrix-gla-protein-and-arterial-stiffness-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Mayank Sardana, Izzah Vasim, Swapna Varakantam, Uzma Kewan, Ali Tariq, Maheshwara R Koppula, Amer Ahmed Syed, Melissa Beraun, Nadja E A Drummen, Cees Vermeer, Scott R Akers, Julio A Chirinos
BACKGROUND: Large artery stiffness is increased in diabetes mellitus and causes an excessive pulsatile load to the heart and to the microvasculature. The identification of pathways related to arterial stiffness may provide novel therapeutic targets to ameliorate arterial stiffness in diabetes. Matrix Gla-Protein (MGP) is an inhibitor of vascular calcification. Activation of MGP is vitamin K dependent. We hypothesized that levels of inactive MGP (dephospho-uncarboxylated MGP; dp-ucMGP) are related to arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetes...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927212/change-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-prevalence-in-cystic-fibrosis-adults-over-time
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Mathew R Crull, Kathleen J Ramos, Ellen Caldwell, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett, Moira L Aitken, Christopher H Goss
BACKGROUND: Little is known about risk factors for chronic and mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) adults, and whether the prevalence is changing. METHODS: We employed a retrospective cohort to analyze data from a single adult CF center (2002 to 2012). Regression models were used to assess independent predictors and change in prevalence of chronic and mucoid Pa infection over time. RESULTS: The odds ratio of mucoid Pa infection was significantly less in individuals with better baseline lung function (OR 0...
December 7, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927099/first-report-of-the-morphology-and-rdna-sequences-of-two-pseudopolydora-species-annelida-spionidae-from-japan
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Hirokazu Abe, Tomohiko Kondoh, Waka Sato-Okoshi
The morphology of two Pseudopolydora species, P. cf. reticulata Radashevsky and Hsieh, 2000 and P. achaeta Radashevsky and Hsieh, 2000 are reported from Japan for the first time. Pseudopolydora cf. reticulata was collected from Japanese tidal flats, and individuals possess the characteristic netlike pigmentation on the dorsum of anterior chaetigers and the longitudinal black band along midline of caruncle. Pseudopolydora achaeta was collected from subtidal bottom mud of Onagawa Bay, and individuals have distinctive characteristics, such as intensive black pigmentation on dorsal and ventral sides of the anterior body and nearly straight vertical rows of major spines on the fifth chaetiger...
December 2016: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927050/the-use-of-multiple-breath-washout-for-assessing-cystic-fibrosis-in-infants
#13
Gwyneth Davies, Paul Aurora
Lung Clearance Index, measured using the multiple breath washout (MBW) technique, may be a useful test in infants with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). However, the requirement for specialised equipment and a number of important technical and methodological considerations relevant to testing in infants have complicated matters, and to date prevented its widespread translatability in this age group. Areas covered: We review the current status of infant MBW testing in CF, focusing on Lung Clearance Index. This includes a review of recent developments in the field relevant to testing methodology in the infant population, use in evaluating lung disease in CF in infancy, and the associated challenges which remain...
December 7, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925453/chest-computed-tomography-scores-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-colonized-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa
#14
Michal Gur, Elena Spinelli, Glorida Tridello, Susanna Baltieri, Lucia Pinali, Stefania Montemezzi, Lea Bentur, Baroukh Maurice Assael
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important pathogen in Cystic Fibrosis (CF), with increasing incidence in recent years. We examined the association between bacterial colonization in the sputum (MRSA with or without pseudomonas (PA)) and computed tomography (CT) scores in CF patients. METHODS: MRSA patients were divided according to PA status based on at least three consecutive sputum cultures; controls were patients without MRSA (with or without PA), matched for gender and age at CT...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925430/pulmonary-hypertension-as-estimated-by-doppler-echocardiography-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-their-relationship-with-clinical-lung-function-and-sleep-findings
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Bruna Ziegler, Christiano Perin, Fernanda Cano Casarotto, Simone Chaves Fagondes, Sérgio Saldanha Menna-Barreto, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
BACKGROUND: In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, end stage of pulmonary disease is characterized by pulmonary hypertension (PH), hypoxemia, decrease in exercise tolerance and sleep quality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between clinical, lung function, sleep quality and polysomnographic variables with PH in CF patients aged 16 years or older. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 51 clinically stable CF patients underwent a clinical evaluation, an overnight polysomnography and answered sleep questionnaires (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI and Epworth sleepiness scale - ESS)...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924625/analysis-of-the-negative-set-behaviors-in-cu-zro2-pt-devices
#16
Sen Liu, Xiaolong Zhao, Qingjiang Li, Nan Li, Wei Wang, Qi Liu, Hui Xu
Metal oxide-based electrochemical metallization memory (ECM) shows promising performance for next generation non-volatile memory. The negative-SET behavior has been observed in various oxide-based ECM devices. But the underlying mechanism of this behavior remains unaddressed and the role of the metal cation and oxygen vacancy in this behavior is unclear. In this work, we have observed two kinds of negative-SET (labeled as N-SET1 and N-SET2) behaviors in our Cu/ZrO2/Pt devices. Both the two behaviors can result in hard breakdown due to the high compliance current in reset process...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924012/l1base-2-more-retrotransposition-active-line-1s-more-mammalian-genomes
#17
Tobias Penzkofer, Marten Jäger, Marek Figlerowicz, Richard Badge, Stefan Mundlos, Peter N Robinson, Tomasz Zemojtel
LINE-1 (L1) insertions comprise as much as 17% of the human genome sequence, and similar proportions have been recorded for other mammalian species. Given the established role of L1 retrotransposons in shaping mammalian genomes, it becomes an important task to track and annotate the sources of this activity: full length elements, able to encode the cis and trans acting components of the retrotransposition machinery. The L1Base database (http://l1base.charite.de) contains annotated full-length sequences of LINE-1 transposons including putatively active L1s...
October 18, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922883/infection-oxidative-stress-and-changes-in-circulating-regulatory-t-cells-of-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-devices
#18
Nandan K Mondal, Michael A Sobieski, Si M Pham, Bartley P Griffith, Steven C Koenig, Mark S Slaughter, Zhongjun J Wu
The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in oxidative stress (OS) and circulating regulatory T cells (Tregs) of the immune system in CF-VAD patients with or without infection. We recruited 16 CF-VAD patients (5 with infection and 11 without infection) and 7 healthy volunteers. Generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from lymphocytes, superoxide dismutase (SOD) in erythrocyte, total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) in plasma were measured. Circulating Tregs were evaluated by flow cytometry...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922234/long-term-azithromycin-therapy-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#19
Nagehan Emiralioğlu, Zeynelabidin Öztürk, Ebru Yalçın, Deniz Doğru, Uğur Özçelik, Nural Kiper
Inflammation is a central contributor to the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary disease; so limiting the excessive production of inflammatory mediators represents a major therapeutic strategy for slowing the decline in lung function and improving survival. The macrolide antibiotic azithromycin (AZM) has anti-inflammatory properties and immunomodulatory effects that may be beneficial in CF. The aim of this study was to document the long term use of AZM effect on pulmonary function, nutritional status and number of pulmonary exacerbations in patients with CF...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922233/diagnosis-of-cystic-fibrosis-with-chloride-meter-sherwood-m926s-chloride-analyzer%C3%A2-and-sweat-test-analysis-system-cf%C3%AE-collection-system%C3%A2-compared-to-the-gibson-cooke-method
#20
Nagehan Emiralioğlu, Uğur Özçelik, Ebru Yalçın, Deniz Doğru, Nural Kiper
Sweat test with Gibson Cooke (GC) method is the diagnostic gold standard for cystic fibrosis (CF). Recently, alternative methods have been introduced to simplify both the collection and analysis of sweat samples. Our aim was to compare sweat chloride values obtained by GC method with other sweat test methods in patients diagnosed with CF and whose CF diagnosis had been ruled out. We wanted to determine if the other sweat test methods could reliably identify patients with CF and differentiate them from healthy subjects...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
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