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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814176/changing-beliefs-about-past-public-events-with-believable-and-unbelievable-doctored-photographs
#1
Robert A Nash
Doctored photographs can shape what people believe and remember about prominent public events, perhaps due to their apparent credibility. In three studies, subjects completed surveys about the 2012 London Olympic torch relay (Experiment 1) or the 2011 Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (Experiments 2-3). Some were shown a genuine photo of the event; others saw a doctored photo that depicted protesters and unrest. A third group of subjects saw a doctored photo whose inauthenticity had been made explicit, either by adding a written disclaimer (Experiment 1) or by making the digital manipulation deliberately poor (Experiments 2-3)...
August 17, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803228/utility-of-routine-urine-cmv-pcr-and-total-serum-igm-testing-of-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-single-center-review
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Michael M Espiritu, Sean Bailey, Elena V Wachtel, Pradeep V Mally
BACKGROUND: Due to the extremely low incidence of TORCH (toxoplasmosis, rubella, CMV, herpes simplex virus) infections, diagnostic testing of all small for gestational age (SGA) infants aimed at TORCH etiologies may incur unnecessary tests and cost. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of urine CMV PCR and total IgM testing among infants with birth weight <10% and the rate of test positivity. To evaluate the frequency of alternative etiologies of SGA in tested infants...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782997/pathogen-decontamination-of-food-crop-soil-a-review
#3
Joshua B Gurtler
The purpose of this review is to delineate means of decontaminating soil. This information might be used to mitigate soil-associated risks of foodborne pathogens. The majority of the research in the published literature involves inactivation of plant pathogens in soil, i.e., those pathogens harmful to fruit and vegetable production and ornamental plants. Very little has been published regarding the inactivation of foodborne human pathogens in crop soil. Nevertheless, because decontamination techniques for plant pathogens might also be useful methods for eliminating foodborne pathogens, this review also includes inactivation of plant pathogens, with appropriate discussion and comparisons, in the hopes that these methods may one day be validated against foodborne pathogens...
September 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772045/translational-registry-for-cardiomyopathies-torch-rationale-and-first-results
#4
Claudia Seyler, Benjamin Meder, Tanja Weis, Thea Schwaneberg, Kerstin Weitmann, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Hugo A Katus, Andreas Dösch
AIMS: Non-ischemic cardiomyopathies (CMPs) comprise heart muscle disorders of different causes with high variability in disease phenotypes and clinical progression. The lack of national structures for the efficient recruitment, clinical and molecular classification, and follow-up of patients with non-ischemic CMPs limit the thorough analysis of disease mechanisms and the evaluation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. This paper describes a national, prospective, multicenter registry for patients with non-ischemic CMPs...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767227/superior-flame-resistant-cellulose-nanofibril-aerogels-modified-with-hybrid-layer-by-layer-coatings
#5
Oruç Köklükaya, Federico Carosio, Lars Wågberg
Nanometer thin films consisting of cationic chitosan (Ch), anionic poly(vinylphosphonic acid) (PVPA), and anionic montmorillonite clay (MMT) are deposited on highly porous, wet-stabilized cellulose nanofibril (CNF) aerogels via the layer-by-layer (LbL) technique. Model experiments with silicon oxide surfaces are used to study the details of LbL formation and the multilayer structure. Formation of layers on the aerogels is also investigated as a function of solution concentration by use of polyelectrolyte titration...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761539/extensive-intracranial-calcification-of-pseudo-torch-syndrome-with-features-of-dandy-walker-malformation
#6
Ashis Patnaik, Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Srikanta Das
Pseudo-TORCH syndrome or congenital infection-like syndrome is a group of conditions which resemble congenital infections such as those caused by toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes (TORCH) group of organisms, clinico-radiologically, but serological tests are negative for the organisms. One of the variety shows features such as microcephaly, extensive intracranial calcification showing gross resemblance to congenital CMV infection, making its other name as microcephaly intracranial calcification syndrome (MICS)...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742243/data-privacy-management-and-data-quality-monitoring-in-the-german-centre-for-cardiovascular-research-s-multicentre-translational-registry-for-cardiomyopathies-dzhk-torch
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Thea Schwaneberg, Kerstin Weitmann, Andreas Dösch, Claudia Seyler, Thomas Bahls, Lars Geidel, Dana Stahl, Mahsa Lee, Monika Kraus, Hugo A Katus, Wolfgang Hoffmann
AIMS: The multicentric TranslatiOnal Registry for CardiomyopatHies (TORCH) of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research aims to recruit 2300 patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopthies. METHODS AND RESULTS: The investigations were performed after standard operating procedures. The data are collected in standardized electronic case report forms provided by the data holding of the central data management of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research using secuTrial (interActive Systems GmbH, Berlin, Germany)...
July 18, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692002/impact-of-work-task-related-acute-occupational-smoke-exposures-on-select-proinflammatory-immune-parameters-in-wildland-firefighters
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Anna M Adetona, Olorunfemi Adetona, Robert M Gogal, David Diaz-Sanchez, Stephen L Rathbun, Luke P Naeher
OBJECTIVE: A repeated measures study was used to assess the effect of work tasks on select proinflammatory biomarkers in firefighters working at prescribed burns. METHODS: Ten firefighters and two volunteers were monitored for particulate matter and carbon monoxide on workdays, January to July 2015. Before and after workshift dried blood spots were analyzed for inflammatory mediators using the Meso Scale Discovery assay, while blood smears were used to assess leukocyte parameters...
July 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687885/determination-of-as-se-and-hg-in-fuel-samples-by-in-chamber-chemical-vapor-generation-icp-oes-using-a-flow-blurring%C3%A2-multinebulizer
#9
Miriam García, Miguel Ángel Aguirre, Antonio Canals
In this work, a new and simple analytical methodology based on in-chamber chemical vapor generation has been developed for the spectrochemical analysis of commercial fuel samples. A multiple nebulizer with three nebulization units has been employed for this purpose: One unit was used for sample introduction, while the other two were used for the necessary reagent introduction. In this way, the aerosols were mixed inside the spray chamber. Through this method, analyte transport and, therefore, sensitivity are improved in inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry...
July 7, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676560/congenital-microcephaly-in-quebec-baseline-prevalence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-large-cohort-of-neonates
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Nathalie Auger, Caroline Quach, Jessica Healy-Profitós, Anne-Marie Lowe, Laura Arbour
OBJECTIVE: We assessed baseline prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of microcephaly in a large population of neonates. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: All hospitals in the province of Quebec, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 794 microcephalic and 1 944 010 non-microcephalic infants born between 1989 and 2012. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Baseline prevalence of microcephaly and occurrence of other congenital anomalies...
July 4, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640821/noise-reduction-in-single-time-frame-optical-dna-maps
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Paola C Torche, Vilhelm Müller, Fredrik Westerlund, Tobias Ambjörnsson
In optical DNA mapping technologies sequence-specific intensity variations (DNA barcodes) along stretched and stained DNA molecules are produced. These "fingerprints" of the underlying DNA sequence have a resolution of the order one kilobasepairs and the stretching of the DNA molecules are performed by surface adsorption or nano-channel setups. A post-processing challenge for nano-channel based methods, due to local and global random movement of the DNA molecule during imaging, is how to align different time frames in order to produce reproducible time-averaged DNA barcodes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631113/fast-determination-of-ingredients-in-solid-pharmaceuticals-by-microwave-enhanced-in-source-decay-of-microwave-plasma-torch-mass-spectrometry
#12
Rui Su, Xinchen Wang, Changming Hou, Meiling Yang, Keke Huang, Huanwen Chen
Rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis of solid samples (e.g., pharmaceutical preparations) by using a small and low-resolution mass spectrometer without MS/MS function is still a challenge in ambient pressure ionization mass spectrometric analysis. Herein, a practically efficient method termed microwave-enhanced in-source decay (MEISD) using microwave plasma torch desorption ionization coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MPTDI-TOF MS) was developed for fast analysis of pharmaceutical tablets using a miniature TOF mass spectrometer without tandem mass function...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628730/comparative-study-on-ambient-ionization-methods-for-direct-analysis-of-navel-orange-tissues-by-mass-spectrometry
#13
H Zhang, A Bibi, H Lu, J Han, H Chen
It is of sustainable interest to improve the sensitivity and selectivity of the ionization process, especially for direct analysis of complex samples without matrix separation. Herein, four ambient ionization methods including desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (DAPCI), heat-assisted desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (heat-assisted DAPCI), microwave plasma torch (MPT), and internal extractive electrospray ionization (iEESI) were employed for comparative analysis of the navel orange tissue samples by mass spectrometry...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622418/severe-apparently-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Mathilde Letouzey, Alexandra Chadie, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, François Proust, Eric Verspyck, Pascal Boileau, Stéphane Marret
OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to assess the neurodevelopmental outcome of children with a prenatal diagnosis of apparently isolated severe ventriculomegaly (SVM). METHOD: This is a retrospective cohort study from 1994 to 2011. We included fetuses with unilateral or bilateral ventriculomegaly equal to or greater than 15 mm at prenatal ultrasound and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging, whose parents chose continuation of pregnancy past 22 weeks, and with no associated findings at diagnosis (i...
August 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604289/a-suitable-soil-plague-s-urban-breeding-grounds-at-the-dawn-of-the-third-pandemic
#15
Christos Lynteris
A pressing question during the first half-decade of the third plague pandemic (1894-9) was what was a 'suitable soil' for the disease. The question related to plague's perceived ability to disappear from a given city only to reappear at some future point; a phenomenon that became central to scientific investigations of the disease. However, rather than this simply having a metaphorical meaning, the debate around plague's 'suitable soil' actually concerned the material reality of the soil itself. The prevalence of plague in the working-class neighbourhood of Taipingshan during the first major outbreak of the pandemic, in 1894 in Hong Kong, led to an extensive debate regarding the ability of the soil to harbour and even spread the disease...
July 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585522/structural-and-photoluminescence-properties-of-silicon-nanowires-extracted-by-means-of-a-centrifugation-process-from-plasma-torch-synthesized-silicon-nanopowder
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Vincent Le Borgne, Marta Agati, Simona Boninelli, Paola Castrucci, Maurizio De Crescenzi, Richard Dolbec, My Ali El Khakani
We report on a method for the extraction of silicon nanowires (SiNWs) from the by-product of a plasma torch based spheroidization process of silicon. This by-product is a nanopowder which consists of a mixture of SiNWs and silicon particles. By optimizing a centrifugation based process, we were able to extract substantial amounts of highly pure Si nanomaterials (mainly SiNWs and Si nanospheres (SiNSs)). While the purified SiNWs were found to have typical outer diameters in the 10-15 nm range and lengths of up to several µm, the SiNSs have external diameters in the 10-100 nm range...
June 6, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579764/is-zika-virus-an-emerging-torch-agent-an-invited-commentary
#17
Mohammad Zare Mehrjardi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus from the family Flaviviridae, which had caused some epidemics since its discovery in 1947 without any significant impacts on public health. In 2015, however, a 20-fold increase in congenital microcephaly cases in northeastern Brazil was attributed to prenatally acquired ZIKV infection. Traditionally, TORCH agents have 4 common characteristics including causing a mild illness in infected mother, vertical transmission to fetus, developing several anomalies in the affected fetus, and in some instances, maternal therapy may not ameliorate fetal prognosis...
2017: Virology: Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573989/evaluation-of-kayser-fleischer-ring-in-wilson-disease-by-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
#18
Mittanamalli S Sridhar, Advithi Rangaraju, Kavitha Anbarasu, Sharat Putta Reddy, Sachin Daga, Sita Jayalakshmi, Bajibhi Shaik
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to present anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) as an alternative method of evaluating Kayser-Fleischer (KF) ring in Wilson disease (WD) not only by ophthalmologists but also by other clinicians dealing with WD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective case series of six WD patients with KF ring. Evaluation of KF ring was done by naked eye examination using torch light, slit lamp biomicroscopy (SL), and AS-OCT...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550383/-you-can-carry-the-torch-now-a-qualitative-analysis-of-parents-experiences-caring-for-a-child-with-trisomy-13-or-18
#19
Joshua D Arthur, Divya Gupta
Trisomy 13 and 18 (T 13/18) are rare chromosomal abnormalities associated with high morbidity and mortality. Improved survival rates and increased prevalence of aggressive medical intervention have resulted in families and physicians holding different perspectives regarding the appropriate management of children with T 13/18. Families were invited for open-ended interviews regarding their experiences with the medical care of a child with T 13/18 over the past 5 years. Seven of 33 invited families were surveyed; those who had spent more than 40 days in the hospital were most likely to accept the invitation (OR 8...
May 26, 2017: HEC Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Hospitals' Ethical and Legal Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540600/microglial-interferon-signaling-and-white-matter
#20
Ashley McDonough, Richard V Lee, Jonathan R Weinstein
Microglia, the resident immune cells of the CNS, are primary regulators of the neuroimmune response to injury. Type I interferons (IFNs), including the IFNαs and IFNβ, are key cytokines in the innate immune system. Their activity is implicated in the regulation of microglial function both during development and in response to neuroinflammation, ischemia, and neurodegeneration. Data from numerous studies in multiple sclerosis (MS) and stroke suggest that type I IFNs can modulate the microglial phenotype, influence the overall neuroimmune milieu, regulate phagocytosis, and affect blood-brain barrier integrity...
May 25, 2017: Neurochemical Research
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