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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046602/surveillance-at-sea-the-transactional-politics-of-border-control-in-the-aegean
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Huub Dijstelbloem, Rogier van Reekum, Willem Schinkel
The relationship between vision and action is a key element of both practices and conceptualizations of border surveillance in Europe. This article engages with what we call the 'operative vision' of surveillance at sea, specifically as performed by the border control apparatus in the Aegean. We analyse the political consequences of this operative vision by elaborating on three examples of fieldwork conducted in the Aegean and on the islands of Chios and Lesbos. One of the main aims is to bring the figure of the migrant back into the study of border technologies...
June 2017: Secur Dialogue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043837/lung-recruitment-maneuvers-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ewan Goligher, Carol Hodgson, Neill Kj Adhikari, Maureen O Meade, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Ognjen Gajic, Marcelo Amato, Niall D Ferguson, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), lung recruitment maneuvers (LRMs) may prevent ventilator-induced lung injury and improve survival. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current evidence in support of the use of LRMs in adult patients with ARDS. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing mechanical ventilation strategies with and without LRMs. Eligible trials were identified from previously published systematic reviews and an updated literature search...
October 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043832/high-frequency-oscillation-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ewan Goligher, Laveena Munshi, Neill Kj Adhikari, Maureen O Meade, Carol Hodgson, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Ognjen Gajic, Marcelo Amato, Niall D Ferguson, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: By minimizing tidal lung strain and maintaining alveolar recruitment, high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) may protect against ventilator-induced lung injury. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current evidence in support of the use of HFOV in adult patients with ARDS. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing mortality rates with the use of HFOV vs. conventional mechanical ventilation for adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome...
October 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978129/melanoma-antigen-a12-regulates-cell-cycle-via-tumor-suppressor-p21-expression
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Teruki Yanagi, Ko Nagai, Hiroshi Shimizu, Shu-Ichi Matsuzawa
Melanoma-associated antigen family A (MAGE-A) is a family of cancer/testis antigens that are expressed in malignant tumors but not in normal tissues other than the testes. MAGE-A12 is a MAGE-A family gene whose tumorigenic function in cancer cells remains unclear. Searches of the Oncomine and NextBio databases revealed that malignant tumors show up-regulation of MAGE-A12 mRNA relative to corresponding normal tissue. In PPC1 primary prostatic carcinoma cells and in HCT116 colorectal cancer cells (wild type and p53-depleted), MAGE-A12 gene knockdown using siRNA or shRNA diminishes cancer cell proliferation as assessed by cellular ATP levels, cell counting, and clonogenic assays...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969856/a-novel-cooperative-localization-algorithm-using-enhanced-particle-filter-technique-in-maritime-search-and-rescue-wireless-sensor-network
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Huafeng Wu, Xiaojun Mei, Xinqiang Chen, Junjun Li, Jun Wang, Prasant Mohapatra
Maritime search and rescue (MSR) play a significant role in Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). However, it suffers from scenarios that the measurement information is inaccurate due to wave shadow effect when utilizing wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology in MSR. In this paper, we develop a Novel Cooperative Localization Algorithm (NCLA) in MSR by using an enhanced particle filter method to reduce measurement errors on observation model caused by wave shadow effect. First, we take into account the mobility of nodes at sea to develop a motion model-Lagrangian model...
September 29, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960081/a-systematic-proteogenomic-approach-to-exploring-a-novel-function-for-nherf1-in-human-reproductive-disorder-lessons-for-exploring-missing-proteins
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Keun Na, Heon Shin, Jin-Young Cho, Sang Hee Jung, Jaeseung Lim, Jong-Sun Lim, Eun Ah Kim, Hye Sun Kim, Ah Reum Kang, Ji Hye Kim, Jeong Min Shin, Seul-Ki Jeong, Chae-Yeon Kim, Jun Young Park, Hyung-Min Chung, Gilbert S Omenn, William S Hancock, Young-Ki Paik
One of the major goals of the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP) is to fill the knowledge gaps between human genomic information and the corresponding proteomic information. These gaps are due to "missing" proteins (MPs)-predicted proteins with insufficient evidence from mass spectrometry (MS), biochemical, structural or antibody analyses-that currently account for 2,579 of the 20,159 predicted human proteins (neXtProt, 2017-02). We address some of the lessons learned from the inconsistent annotations of missing proteins in databases (DB) and demonstrate a systematic proteogenomic approach designed to explore a potential new function of a known protein...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959220/stress-related-mental-health-symptoms-in-coast-guard-incidence-vulnerability-and-neurocognitive-performance
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Richard J Servatius, Justin D Handy, Michael J Doria, Catherine E Myers, Christine E Marx, Robert Lipsky, Nora Ko, Pelin Avcu, W Geoffrey Wright, Jack W Tsao
U.S. Coast Guard (CG) personnel face occupational stressors (e.g., search and rescue) which compound daily life stressors encountered by civilians. However, the degree CG personnel express stress-related mental health symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) is understudied as a military branch, and little is known concerning the interplay of vulnerabilities and neurocognitive outcomes in CG personnel. The current study addressed this knowledge gap, recruiting 241 active duty CG personnel (22% female) to assess mental health, personality, and neurocognitive function...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944481/efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-on-perioperative-morbidity-during-nasal-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Se Hwan Hwang, Ho Seok Lee, Young Hoon Joo, Jae Hyun Seo, Jun Myung Kang
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this meta-analysis was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the effect of dexmedetomidine on perioperative morbidity following nasal surgery and on the adverse effects of dexmedetomidine. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Scopus, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. REVIEW METHODS: Two authors independently searched scientific and medical databases from their inception of article collection to March 2017...
September 25, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940249/protection-against-cold-a-survey-of-available-equipment-in-swedish-pre-hospital-services
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O Henriksson, U Björnstig, B-I Saveman, P J Lundgren
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to survey the current equipment used for prevention, treatment and monitoring of accidental hypothermia in Swedish pre-hospital services. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to all road ambulance services (AS), the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), the national helicopter search and rescue service (SAR) and the municipal rescue services (RS) in Sweden to determine the availability of insulation, active warming, fluid heating, and low-reading thermometers...
November 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931572/drosophila-neprilysin-1-rescues-memory-deficits-caused-by-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide
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Oriane Turrel, Valérie Goguel, Thomas Preat
Neprilysins are type-II metalloproteinases known to degrade and inactivate a number of small peptides, in particular the mammalian amyloid-β peptide (Aβ). In Drosophila, several neprilysins expressed in the brain are required for middle-term (MTM) and long-term memory (LTM) in the dorsal paired medial (DPM) neurons, a pair of large neurons that broadly innervate the mushroom bodies (MB), the center of olfactory memory. These data indicate that one or several peptides need to be degraded for MTM and LTM. We have previously shown that the fly amyloid precursor protein (APPL) is required for memory in the MB...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928553/comparison-of-intrathecal-clonidine-and-fentanyl-as-adjuvant-to-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-in-subarachnoid-block-for-lower-limb-orthopedic-surgery
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Sidharth Sraban Routray, Khageswar Raut, Amit Pradhan, Abhilash Dash, Mina Soren
BACKGROUND: Many studies are there using adjuvants such as clonidine and fentanyl with bupivacaine in the subarachnoid block for prolonging postoperative analgesia. However, literature is divided regarding the dosage and efficacy of both intrathecal adjuvants. Furthermore, these adjuvants have their own side effects. Hence, search for ideal intrathecal adjuvant between clonidine and fentanyl to bupivacaine goes on. AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of intrathecal clonidine and fentanyl as adjuvant to bupivacaine in the subarachnoid block for lower limb orthopedic surgery...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928001/the-potential-use-of-unmanned-aircraft-systems-drones-in-mountain-search-and-rescue-operations
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Yunus Karaca, Mustafa Cicek, Ozgur Tatli, Aynur Sahin, Sinan Pasli, Muhammed Fatih Beser, Suleyman Turedi
OBJECTIVE: This study explores the potential use of drones in searching for and locating victims and of motorized transportation of search and rescue providers in a mountain environment using a simulation model. METHODS: This prospective randomized simulation study was performed in order to compare two different search and rescue techniques in searching for an unconscious victim on snow-covered ground. In the control arm, the Classical Line Search Technique (CLT) was used, in which the search is performed on foot and the victim is reached on foot...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927685/the-prevention-of-coronary-arterial-abnormalities-in-kawasaki-disease-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis-of-the-corticosteroid-effectiveness
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Tsung-Ju Yang, Ming-Tai Lin, Chun-Yi Lu, Jong-Min Chen, Ping-Ing Lee, Li-Min Huang, Mei-Hwan Wu, Luan-Yin Chang
OBJECTIVE: The use of corticosteroid in Kawasaki disease (KD) remains controversial among current guidelines. The objective of this study is to summarize the effectiveness and safety of corticosteroid to prevent coronary arterial lesions in Kawasaki disease, both as initial and rescue therapy. METHODS: The Medline, EMBASE, Google scholar, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Japanese Institutional Repositories Online were searched for studies up to 31 March 2017...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919541/drugs-for-treating-opioid-induced-constipation-a-mixed-treatment-comparison-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
CONTEXT: Opioid-induced constipation is a common problem associated with chronic use of opioid analgesics. OBJECTIVES: To compare available interventions for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation, using principles of network meta-analysis. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled clinical trials evaluating drugs used in opioid induced constipation. Number of patients with rescue-free bowel movements (RFBM) was the primary outcome and time for achieving RFBM, adverse events and changes in the analgesic activity of the opioid analgesics were the secondary outcomes...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914976/haloperidol-versus-5-ht3-receptor-antagonists-for-postoperative-vomiting-and-qtc-prolongation-a-noninferiority-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Preet Mohinder Singh, Anuradha Borle, Jeetinder Kaur Makkar, Anjan Trikha, David Fish, Ashish Sinha
Haloperidol is an antipsychotic with well-known antiemetic potential. It is underutilized for postoperative nausea vomiting due to reported corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation. This meta-analysis evaluates its safety and efficacy as an antiemetic in the perioperative period. Trials comparing haloperidol to 5-HT3 -receptor antagonists (5-HT3 -RA) for 24 postoperative vomiting incidences published up to May 2017 were searched in the medical database. Comparisons were made for antiemetic efficiency variables (vomiting incidence, rescue antiemetic need, and patients with complete response) during early (until 6 hours) and late postoperative phases...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914647/effect-of-an-intravenous-dexamethasone-added-to-caudal-local-anesthetics-to-improve-postoperative-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Hiromasa Kawakami, Takahiro Mihara, Nobuhito Nakamura, Koui Ka, Takahisa Goto
BACKGROUND: Caudal anesthesia has been used for postoperative pain control in pediatric surgical patients, but the duration of the analgesic effect is occasionally unsatisfactory. Intravenous steroids have been shown to be effective for postsurgical pain management after certain surgeries. The aim of this meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis (TSA) was to evaluate the analgesic effect of steroids in patients administered with caudal anesthesia. METHODS: This study was a systematic review and meta-analysis...
September 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903410/rassf6-downregulation-promotes-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer
#17
Rui Zhou, Lin Qiu, Xiaolong Liu, Lijuan Ling, Ninglei Li, Kun Zhou, Jingbo Sun, Jian Yan, Canliang Tan, Xiaoping Huang, Luzhe Han, Liangchun Yin, Gang Xiao, Lixin Liu
Distant metastasis is the primary barrier for the successful treatment of patients with colorectal cancer, and thus, searching for new therapeutic targets by further exploring the molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer metastasis is important. In this study, we investigated the biological and clinical significance of RASSF6 in colorectal cancer as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that low RASSF6 expression corresponds to a poor prognosis in colorectal cancer patients, and low RASSF6 expression is distinctly associated with tumour progression...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900663/-costs-of-allergic-diseases-and-saving-potential-by-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-a-personal-assessment
#18
REVIEW
L Klimek, A M Chaker, R Mösges
BACKGROUND: The burden of allergic diseases is of particular relevance for the economy and the social welfare and health insurance framework. Allergic rhinitis (AR) has a life-time prevalence of approximately 30% and is one of the most common chronic diseases with considerable socioeconomic impact thus leading to substantial direct, indirect and intangible costs. This article explores the common hypothesis that allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT) saves national economic expenses in the long term in comparison to other standard symptomatic treatment or no therapy...
September 12, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895149/efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-for-perioperative-morbidities-in-pediatric-tonsillectomy-a-metaanalysis
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REVIEW
Hye Kyung Cho, Ho Young Yoon, Ho Jun Jin, Se Hwan Hwang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the effects of perioperative dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to tonsillectomy compared with opioid or sham in children. DATA SOURCE: Five databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) were searched from inception of article collections to April 2017. REVIEW METHODS: Prospective, randomized controlled studies that compared outcomes between children who underwent tonsillectomy plus dexmedetomidine administration (intervention) and children who underwent tonsillectomy with placebo or opioid (control) were systemically and independently reviewed by two researchers...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881894/outcomes-following-the-main-treatment-options-in-patients-with-a-leaking-esophagus-a-systematic-literature-review
#20
S Persson, I Rouvelas, T Irino, L Lundell
Leakage from the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction can be lethal due to uncontrolled contamination of the mediastinum. The most predominant risk factors for the subsequent clinical outcome are the patients' delay as well as the delay of diagnosis. Two major therapeutic concepts have been advocated: either prompt closure of the leakage by insertion of a self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) or more traditionally, surgical exploration. The objective of this review is to carefully scrutinize the recent literature and assess the outcomes of these two therapeutic alternatives in the management of iatrogenic perforation-spontaneous esophageal rupture as separated from those with anastomotic leak...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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