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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099303/quality-of-life-in-bilateral-vs-unilateral-end-stage-ankle-arthritis-and-outcomes-of-bilateral-vs-unilateral-total-ankle-replacement
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Sagar J Desai, Mark Glazebrook, Murray J Penner, Kevin J Wing, Alastair S E Younger, Ellie Pinsker, Timothy R Daniels
BACKGROUND: We performed a retrospective cohort study to compare preoperative health-related quality of life (HRQoL) between patients with bilateral and those with unilateral end-stage ankle arthritis. We also compared midterm outcomes in a subgroup of patients who had undergone staged bilateral total ankle replacement (TAR) with the outcomes in the group treated with unilateral TAR. METHODS: The HRQoL before surgical treatment was compared between 53 patients with bilateral end-stage ankle arthritis identified from the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Prospective Ankle Reconstruction Database and 106 patients with unilateral arthritis selected from the same database...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096385/correction-for-melo-et-al-small-molecule-enoxacin-is-a-cancer-specific-growth-inhibitor-that-acts-by-enhancing-tar-rna-binding-protein-2-mediated-microrna-processing
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January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095775/ara-peps-a-repository-of-putative-sorf-encoded-peptides-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Rashmi R Hazarika, Barbara De Coninck, Lidia R Yamamoto, Laura R Martin, Bruno P A Cammue, Vera van Noort
BACKGROUND: Many eukaryotic RNAs have been considered non-coding as they only contain short open reading frames (sORFs). However, there is increasing evidence for the translation of these sORFs into bioactive peptides with potent signaling, antimicrobial, developmental, antioxidant roles etc. Yet only a few peptides encoded by sORFs are annotated in the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana. RESULTS: To aid the functional annotation of these peptides, we have developed ARA-PEPs (available at http://www...
January 17, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095286/the-relations-between-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-exposure-and-1-ohp-levels-as-a-biomarker-of-the-exposure
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Zuzana Klöslová, Marek Drímal, Karol Balog, Kvetoslava Koppová, Jarmila Dubajová
BACKGROUND: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are the products of incomplete combustion or pyrolysis of various organic materials. Their ubiquity in the environment leads to measurable levels of exposure. However, the exposure varies strongly between different regions in Europe. Some PAHs with four or more rings are suspected to be human carcinogens. Therefore, the occupational and/or environmental exposure to PAHs may cause a significant health risk. The aim of investigation is to evaluate current levels of PAH exposure in defined groups of workers...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093441/influence-of-premium-versus-value-brand-names-on-the-smoking-experience-in-a-plain-packaging-environment-an-experimental-study
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Gemma Skaczkowski, Sarah Durkin, Yoshihisa Kashima, Melanie Wakefield
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of branding, as indicated by brand name, on evaluation of the cigarette smoking experience. DESIGN: Between-subjects and within-subjects experimental study. Participants were randomly allocated to smoke a cigarette from a pack featuring a premium brand name and a cigarette from a pack featuring a value brand name. Within each condition, participants unknowingly smoked two identical cigarettes (either two premium or two value cigarettes)...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092905/endocranial-morphology-of-the-extinct-north-american-lion-panthera-atrox
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Andrew R Cuff, Christopher Stockey, Anjali Goswami
The extinct North American lion (Panthera atrox) is one of the largest felids (Mammalia, Carnivora) to have ever lived, and it is known from a plethora of incredibly well-preserved remains. Despite this abundance of material, there has been little research into its endocranial anatomy. CT scans of a skull of P. atrox from the Pleistocene La Brea Tar pits were used to generate the first virtual endocranium for this species and to elucidate previously unknown details of its brain size and gross structure, cranial nerves, and inner-ear morphology...
January 17, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090673/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-integration-and-modelling-of-oxytetracycline-for-the-porcine-pneumonia-pathogens-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-and-pasteurella-multocida
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L Dorey, L Pelligand, Z Cheng, P Lees
Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) integration and modelling were used to predict dosage schedules of oxytetracycline for two pig pneumonia pathogens, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and mutant prevention concentration (MPC) were determined in broth and porcine serum. PK/PD integration established ratios of average concentration over 48 h (Cav0-48 h )/MIC of 5.87 and 0.27 μg/mL (P. multocida) and 0.70 and 0.85 μg/mL (A. pleuropneumoniae) for broth and serum MICs, respectively...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088531/the-effect-of-dissolved-organic-matter-on-soybean-peroxidase-mediated-removal-of-triclosan-in-water
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Jianhua Li, Ya Zhang, Jianbiao Peng, Xinan Wu, Shixiang Gao, Liang Mao
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is ubiquitous in water and involved in numerous important chemical processes in aqueous systems, enabling it a unique challenge for a variety of water treatment processes. Soybean peroxidase (SBP)-based enzymatic process, as a promising treatment technique, has been successfully applied to remove pollutants in wastewaters such as coal-tar and refinery wastewater. In this study, the effect of DOM on the removal of polychlorinated aromatic antimicrobials triclosan (TCS) by SBP was investigated...
January 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087913/-cigarette-smoking-in-different-manners-induces-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
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Weiqiang Xiao, Guojun Zhou, Chengyun Xu, Jian Xu, Fangfang Huang, Xinbo Lu, Xia Li, Ximei Wu
Objective: To investigate the effects of cigarette smoking in different manners on acute lung injury in rats. Methods: The commercially available cigarettes with tar of 1,5, 11 mg were smoked in Canada depth smoking (health canada method, HCM) manner, and those with tar of 11 mg were also smoked in international standard (ISO) smoking manner. Rats were fixed and exposed to mainstream in a manner of nose-mouth exposure. After 28 days, the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids from left lung were collected for counting and classification of inflammatory cells and determination of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β and TNF-α...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087828/tdp-43-pathology-and-memory-impairment-in-elders-without-pathologic-diagnoses-of-ad-or-ftld
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Sukriti Nag, Lei Yu, Robert S Wilson, Er-Yun Chen, David A Bennett, Julie A Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) pathology with memory, other cognitive domains, and dementia in community-dwelling elders without pathologic diagnoses of Alzheimer disease (AD) or frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). METHODS: Of 1,058 autopsied participants, 343 (32.4%) did not have pathologic diagnoses of AD or FTLD. Diagnosis of dementia was based on clinical evaluation and cognitive performance tests, which were used to create summary measures of global cognition and of 5 cognitive domains...
January 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077126/what-do-we-know-about-the-effects-of-exposure-to-low-alcohol-and-equivalent-product-labelling-on-the-amounts-of-alcohol-food-and-tobacco-people-select-and-consume-a-systematic-review
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Ian Shemilt, Vivien Hendry, Theresa M Marteau
BACKGROUND: Explicit labelling of lower strength alcohol products could reduce alcohol consumption by attracting more people to buy and drink such products instead of higher strength ones. Alternatively, it may lead to more consumption due to a 'self-licensing' mechanism. Equivalent labelling of food or tobacco (for example "Low fat" or "Low tar") could influence consumption of those products by similar mechanisms. This systematic review examined the effects of 'Low alcohol' and equivalent labelling of alcohol, food and tobacco products on selection, consumption, and perceptions of products among adults...
January 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069635/evaluating-approaches-to-find-exon-chains-based-on-long-reads
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Anna Kuosmanen, Tuukka Norri, Veli Mäkinen
: Transcript prediction can be modeled as a graph problem where exons are modeled as nodes and reads spanning two or more exons are modeled as exon chains. Pacific Biosciences third-generation sequencing technology produces significantly longer reads than earlier second-generation sequencing technologies, which gives valuable information about longer exon chains in a graph. However, with the high error rates of third-generation sequencing, aligning long reads correctly around the splice sites is a challenging task...
January 9, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068645/characteristics-of-pah-tar-oil-contaminated-soils-black-particles-resins-and-implications-for-treatment-strategies
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Clément Trellu, Anja Miltner, Rosita Gallo, David Huguenot, Eric D van Hullebusch, Giovanni Esposito, Mehmet A Oturan, Matthias Kästner
Tar oil contamination is a major environmental concern due to health impacts of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and the difficulty of reaching acceptable remediation end-points. Six tar oil-contaminated soils with different industrial histories were compared to investigate contamination characteristics by black particles. Here we provide a simple method tested on 6 soils to visualize and identify large amounts of black particles (BP) as either solid aggregates of resinified and weathered tar oil or various wood/coke/coal-like materials derived from the contamination history...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066988/a-high-performance-low-tortuosity-wood-carbon-monolith-reactor
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Yangang Wang, Guanwu Sun, Jiaqi Dai, Guang Chen, Joe Morgenstern, Yanbin Wang, Shifei Kang, Mingwei Zhu, Siddhartha Das, Lifeng Cui, Liangbing Hu
A highly efficient 3D wood-derived carbon monolith reactor with a low tortuosity is demonstrated for high-temperature reaction applications, using catalytic steam reforming of biomass tar as the model system. Outstanding catalytic activity is achieved as the reactant gases flow through this 3D natural wood-derived catalyst, where over 99% toluene conversion and good stability at 700 °C are observed.
January 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063319/quantitative-analysis-of-the-extent-of-heavy-metal-contamination-in-soils-near-picher-oklahoma-within-the-tar-creek-superfund-site
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Rachelle E Beattie, Wyatt Henke, Conor Davis, M Abdul Mottaleb, James H Campbell, L Rex McAliley
The Tri-State Mining District of Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma was the site of large-scale mining operations primarily for lead and zinc until the mid-1950s. Although mining across the area has ceased, high concentrations of heavy metals remain in the region's soil and water systems. The town of Picher, Ottawa County, OK, lies within this district and was included in the Tar Creek Superfund Site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1980 due to extensive contamination. To elucidate the extent of heavy-metal contamination, a soil-chemistry survey of the town of Picher was conducted...
December 31, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058507/als-ftld-experimental-models-and-reality
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Rachel H Tan, Yazi D Ke, Lars M Ittner, Glenda M Halliday
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is characterised by a loss of upper and lower motor neurons and characteristic muscle weakness and wasting, the most common form being sporadic disease with neuronal inclusions containing the tar DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43). Frontotemporal lobar degeneration is characterised by atrophy of the frontal and/or temporal lobes, the most common clinical form being the behavioural variant, in which neuronal inclusions containing either TDP-43 or 3-repeat tau are most prevalent. Although the genetic mutations associated with these diseases have allowed various experimental models to be developed, the initial genetic forms identified remain the most common models employed to date...
January 5, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044960/transversus-abdominis-muscle-release-tar-for-large-incisional-hernia-repair
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Valentin Oprea, Victor Gheorghe Radu, Doru Moga
: Background: complex ventral hernia repair is a frequent and challenging topic. Reconstructive techniques are numerous but most of them are unable to achieve the goals of hernioplasty. Posterior component separation with transverses abdominis muscle release (TAR) is a novel approach that offers a solution for complex ventral hernias. METHOD: The posterior rectus sheath is incised and the retrorectus plane is developed. In a modification of the Rives-Stoppa technique, the transversus abdominis is released medial to the linea semilunaris to expose a broad plane that extends from the central tendon of the diaphragm superiorly, to the space of Retzius inferiorly, and laterally to the retro-peritoneum...
November 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043270/-the-effect-of-occupational-exposure-to-coal-tar-pitch-workers-health
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X C Sun, F Zhang, W Zhang, C D Lu, Z H Zhang, B Feng, H Y Wei, X Meng, X L Chen, H Shao, Z X Wang
Objective: To investigate the effect of occupational exposure to coal tar pitch on workers' health and metabolism. Methods: 805 workers exposed to coal tar pitch were selected as exposure group from the produce and em-ploy factory. Other people handle administrative and logistical affairs who not exposed to coal tar pitch were selected as control group. Fix-point sample of air were collected to detect the concentration of coal tar pitch. Do physical examination and questionnaire to collect workers' basic and healthy information...
November 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043265/-effects-of-genetic-polymorphisms-of-gstt1-and-gstm1-on-metabolism-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-in-coal-tar-pitch-workers
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X C Sun, F Zhang, W Zhang, H Shao, Z X Wang
Objective: To investigate the influence of genetic polymorphisms of GSTT1 and GSTM1 on metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) in coal tar pitch workers and to explore the effective bio-marker of occupational exposure to coal tar pitch. Methods: 374 cases of workers exposed to coal tar pitch work at the enterprise which use and product coal tar pitch in Shan Dong province named as exposure group.The ad-ministrative and the support staff 135 cases were selected as control group.The concentration of the metabolic product in urine by HPLC/MC...
November 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039655/the-effect-of-component-separation-technique-on-quality-of-life-qol-and-surgical-outcomes-in-complex-open-ventral-hernia-repair-ovhr
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Laurel J Blair, Tiffany C Cox, Ciara R Huntington, Steven A Groene, Tanushree Prasad, Amy E Lincourt, Kent W Kercher, B Todd Heniford, Vedra A Augenstein
INTRODUCTION: Outcomes following OVHR may be affected by type of component separation. In this study, outcomes including QOL of patients undergoing OVHR were evaluated based on the utilization of transversus abdominis release (TAR), posterior rectus sheath release (PRSR) alone or in combination with external oblique release (EOR + PRSR). METHODS: A prospective, single-institution study following open ventral hernia repair involving component separation was performed from May 2005 to April 2015...
December 30, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
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