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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435034/cytoreductive-prostatectomy-for-metastatic-prostate-cancer-first-lessons-learned-from-the-multicentric-prospective-lomp-trial
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Filip Poelaert, Caroline Verbaeys, Bernard Rappe, Bart Kimpe, Ignace Billiet, Hendrik Plancke, Karel Decaestecker, Valérie Fonteyne, Sarah Buelens, Nicolaas Lumen
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate patients with newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) in the context of the LoMP trial (which investigates the role of cytoreductive radical prostatectomy [cRP] in addition to standard of care [SoC]). To provide a preliminary analysis of patient's characteristics, safety of cRP and early local symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS: cRP was performed in asymptomatic patients with a resectable tumor and fit to undergo surgery (group A, n=17)...
April 20, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434783/electron-ptychographic-phase-imaging-of-light-elements-in-crystalline-materials-using-wigner-distribution-deconvolution
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Hao Yang, Ian MacLaren, Lewys Jones, Gerardo T Martinez, Martin Simson, Martin Huth, Henning Ryll, Heike Soltau, Ryusuke Sagawa, Yukihito Kondo, Colin Ophus, Peter Ercius, Lei Jin, András Kovács, Peter D Nellist
Recent development in fast pixelated detector technology has allowed a two dimensional diffraction pattern to be recorded at every probe position of a two dimensional raster scan in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), forming an information-rich four dimensional (4D) dataset. Electron ptychography has been shown to enable efficient coherent phase imaging of weakly scattering objects from a 4D dataset recorded using a focused electron probe, which is optimised for simultaneous incoherent Z-contrast imaging and spectroscopy in STEM...
April 1, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434782/dimeric-isoxazolyl-1-4-dihydropyridines-have-enhanced-binding-at-the-multi-drug-resistance-transporter
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Scott A Steiger, Chun Li, Donald S Backos, Philip Reigan, N R Natale
A series of dimeric isoxazolyl-1,4-dihydropyridines (IDHPs) were prepared by click chemistry and examined for their ability to bind the multi-drug resistance transporter (MDR-1), a member of the ATP-binding cassette superfamily (ABC). Eight compounds in the present study exhibited single digit micromolar binding to this efflux transporter. One monomeric IDHP m-Br-1c, possessed submicromolar binding of 510nM at MDR-1. Three of the dimeric IDHPs possessed <1.5µM activity, and 4b and 4c were observed to have superior binding selectivity compared to their corresponding monomers verses the voltage gated calcium channel (VGCC)...
April 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433904/biodegradation-of-naproxen-by-freshwater-algae-cymbella-sp-and-scenedesmus-quadricauda-and-the-comparative-toxicity
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Tengda Ding, Kunde Lin, Bo Yang, Mengting Yang, Juying Li, Wenying Li, Jay Gan
Naproxen is one of the most prevalent pharmaceuticals and of great environment concern. Information about bioremediation of naproxen by algae remains limited and no study has been reported on the degradation mechanism and the toxicity of NPX on algae. In this study, both Cymbella sp. and Scenedesmus quadricauda showed complete growth inhibition (100%) at 100mgL(-1) within 24h. Biochemical characteristics including chlorophyll a, carotenoid contents and enzyme activities for these two microalgae were affected by NPX at relatively high concentrations after 4d of exposure...
April 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433038/four-dimensional-coherent-electronic-raman-spectroscopy
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Elad Harel
The correlations between different quantum-mechanical degrees of freedom of molecular species dictate their chemical and physical properties. Generally, these correlations are reflected in the optical response of the system but in low-order or low-dimensionality measurement the signals are highly averaged. Here, we describe a novel four-dimensional coherent spectroscopic method that directly correlates within and between the manifold of electronic and vibrational states. The optical response theory is developed in terms of both resonant and non-resonant field-matter interactions...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432690/sucking-behaviour-in-infants-born-preterm-and-developmental-outcomes-at-primary-school-age
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Mechteld I Wolthuis-Stigter, Saakje P Da Costa, Arend F Bos, Wim P Krijnen, Cees P Van Der Schans, Margreet R Luinge
AIM: To determine the association between sucking in infants born preterm and developmental outcomes at 5 years. METHOD: Thirty-four infants were included (mean gestational age 30wks 4d, mean birthweight 1407g). The Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale was used longitudinally from 37 to 50 weeks postmenstrual age. At 5 years, we assessed motor skills, intelligence, language, verbal memory, and behavioural problems. Linear regression analyses were performed to test whether aspects of sucking behaviour predicted these developmental outcomes...
April 22, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430590/treatment-of-esophageal-cancer-with-radiation-therapy-a-pan-chinese-survey-of-radiation-oncologists
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Yun Zhang, Jing Liu, Wencheng Zhang, Weiye Deng, Jinbo Yue
Lots of controversies were found about the treatment in relation to radiation therapy (RT) for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We designed a questionnaire of these controversies to do a pan-Chinese survey of radiation oncologists (ROs). For operable ESCC, 53% ROs chose surgery plus postoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT), while 40% chose preoperative CRT plus surgery. For target volume of postoperative RT, most ROs (92%) would delineate tumor bed plus involved lymph nodes region before surgery. For definitive RT, most ROs (81%) would give patients higher RT dose to 60-65Gy...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429796/spatial-control-of-functional-response-in-4d-printed-active-metallic-structures
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Ji Ma, Brian Franco, Gustavo Tapia, Kubra Karayagiz, Luke Johnson, Jun Liu, Raymundo Arroyave, Ibrahim Karaman, Alaa Elwany
We demonstrate a method to achieve local control of 3-dimensional thermal history in a metallic alloy, which resulted in designed spatial variations in its functional response. A nickel-titanium shape memory alloy part was created with multiple shape-recovery stages activated at different temperatures using the selective laser melting technique. The multi-stage transformation originates from differences in thermal history, and thus the precipitate structure, at various locations created from controlled variations in the hatch distance within the same part...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426992/factors-affecting-sound-energy-absorbance-in-acute-otitis-media-model-of-chinchilla
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Xiying Guan, Thomas W Seale, Rong Z Gan
Acute otitis media (AOM) is a rapid-onset infection of the middle ear which results in middle ear pressure (MEP), middle ear effusion (MEE), and structural changes in middle ear tissues. Previous studies from our laboratory have identified that MEP, MEE, and middle ear structural changes are three factors affecting tympanic membrane (TM) mobility and hearing levels (Guan et al., 2014, 2013). Sound energy reflectance or absorbance (EA) is a diagnostic tool increasingly used in clinical settings for the identification of middle ear diseases...
April 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426948/digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-handgrip-strength-are-correlated-in-women-but-not-in-men-in-hui-ethnicity
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Hong Lu, Dan Shen, Lu Wang, Shibo Niu, Chunyue Bai, Zhanbing Ma, Zhenghao Huo
INTRODUCTION: Digit ratio, especially second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) is used as a biomarker of prenatal testosterone exposure and was found associated with physical ability, such as handgrip strength (HGS). Recently, this association has been discussed in several ethnic groups. AIMS: To investigate correlations between 2D:4D and HGS in Chinese population of Ningxia Hui ethnicity. METHODS: Here we firstly present the evidence on digit ratio and HGS of 346 college students (119 males and 227 females) by collecting photographs and HGS of both hands at Yinchuan city, in the Ningxia province of China...
April 17, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426432/surface-as-a-motion-surrogate-for-gated-re-scanned-pencil-beam-proton-therapy
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Ye Zhang, Isabel Huth, Martin Wegner, Damien C Weber, Antony J Lomax
This simulation study investigated the dosimetric effectiveness and treatment efficiency of surface motion guided gating of pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy for liver tumour treatments. Dedicated 4D dose calculations were performed for simulating gated treatments using 4DCT data for six patients derived from 4DMRI (4DCT(MRI)). Surface motion as a surrogate for tumour motion was extracted from the 4DMRI images and a linear internal-external correlation model applied to derive amplitude-based gating windows (GWs) of 10 and 5 mm...
April 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425452/estimating-the-irreversible-pressure-drop-across-a-stenosis-by-quantifying-turbulence-production-using-4d-flow-mri
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Hojin Ha, Jonas Lantz, Magnus Ziegler, Belen Casas, Matts Karlsson, Petter Dyverfeldt, Tino Ebbers
The pressure drop across a stenotic vessel is an important parameter in medicine, providing a commonly used and intuitive metric for evaluating the severity of the stenosis. However, non-invasive estimation of the pressure drop under pathological conditions has remained difficult. This study demonstrates a novel method to quantify the irreversible pressure drop across a stenosis using 4D Flow MRI by calculating the total turbulence production of the flow. Simulation MRI acquisitions showed that the energy lost to turbulence production can be accurately quantified with 4D Flow MRI within a range of practical spatial resolutions (1-3 mm; regression slope = 0...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417220/synthesis-of-naked-eye-detectable-fluorescent-2h-chromen-2-one-2-6-dicyanoanilines-effect-of-substituents-and-ph-on-its-luminous-behavior
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Rashmi C Kulkarni, S Samundeeswari, Farzanabi Shaikh, Nirmala S Naik, Jyoti M Madar, Lokesh A Shastri, Vinay A Sunagar
A variety of new coumarin derivatives containing C-4 bridged 2,6-dicyanoanilines (4a-4d) were synthesized via multicomponent one pot approach. These novel sensors were characterized by spectral analysis and a series of pH sensing fluorescence studies were performed, the results indicating that the sensors are highly selective and more effective at various pH. The fluorescence colour changes at different pH could be directly detected by naked eyes.
April 18, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416516/semaphorin-4d-inhibits-neutrophil-activation-and-is-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-neutrophil-mediated-autoimmune-vasculitis
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Masayuki Nishide, Satoshi Nojima, Daisuke Ito, Hyota Takamatsu, Shohei Koyama, Sujin Kang, Tetsuya Kimura, Keiko Morimoto, Takashi Hosokawa, Yoshitomo Hayama, Yuhei Kinehara, Yasuhiro Kato, Takeshi Nakatani, Yoshimitsu Nakanishi, Takeshi Tsuda, Jeong Hoon Park, Toru Hirano, Yoshihito Shima, Masashi Narazaki, Eiichi Morii, Atsushi Kumanogoh
OBJECTIVES: Inappropriate activation of neutrophils plays a pathological role in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). The aim of this study was to investigate the functions of semaphorin 4D (SEMA4D) in regulation of neutrophil activation, and its involvement in AAV pathogenesis. METHODS: Serum levels of soluble SEMA4D were evaluated by ELISA. Blood cell-surface expression of membrane SEMA4D was evaluated by flow cytometry. To determine the functional interactions between neutrophil membrane SEMA4D and endothelial plexin B2, wild-type and SEMA4D(-/-) mice neutrophils were cultured with an endothelial cell line (MS1) stained with SYTOX green, and subjected to neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation assays...
April 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414380/iterative-reconstruction-of-scene-depth-with-fidelity-based-on-light-field-data
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Chang Liu, Jun Qiu, Songnian Zhao
Depth reconstruction from the light field, as a depth extracting approach, is a vibrant research field in computational imaging. In this paper, depth reconstruction from the light field was approached as an optimization problem by analyzing the forward and inverse models. The forward and inverse models present the connection between the light field and the depth of the scene. We proposed an iterative method for scene depth reconstruction with fidelity from 4D light field data. The objective function of the optimization problem entails three terms, of which the matching term is used as the fidelity term, while the gradient term and classification term constitute the penalty terms...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413602/do-sex-differences-in-ceoaes-and-2d-4d-ratios-reflect-androgen-exposure-a-study-in-women-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Judy van Hemmen, Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis, Thomas D Steensma, Dick J Veltman, Julie Bakker
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the influence of perinatal hormone exposure on sexually differentiated traits would greatly benefit from biomarkers of these early hormone actions. Click-evoked otoacoustic emissions show sex differences that are thought to reflect differences in early androgen exposure. Women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS), who lack androgen action in the presence of XY-chromosomes, enabled us to study the effect of complete androgen inaction. The main goal was to investigate a possible link between click-evoked otoacoustic emissions and effective androgen exposure and, thus, whether this can be used as a biomarker...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412953/quantification-of-task-dependent-cortical-activation-evoked-by-robotic-continuous-wrist-joint-manipulation-in-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke
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Martijn P Vlaar, Teodoro Solis-Escalante, Julius P A Dewald, Erwin E H van Wegen, Alfred C Schouten, Gert Kwakkel, Frans C T van der Helm
BACKGROUND: Cortical damage after stroke can drastically impair sensory and motor function of the upper limb, affecting the execution of activities of daily living and quality of life. Motor impairment after stroke has been thoroughly studied, however sensory impairment and its relation to movement control has received less attention. Integrity of the somatosensory system is essential for feedback control of human movement, and compromised integrity due to stroke has been linked to sensory impairment...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410685/evaluation-of-mesh-and-binary-based-contour-propagation-methods-in-4d-thoracic-radiotherapy-treatments-using-patient-4d-ct-images
#18
Yuanyuan Ma, Xinguo Liu, Zhongying Dai, Pengbo He, Yuanlin Yan, Guosheng Shen, Ping Yuan, Qiang Li
Based on four dimensional (4D) computed tomography (CT) images, mesh- and binary-based contour propagation algorithms for 4D thoracic radiotherapy treatments were evaluated. Gross tumor volumes (GTVs), lungs, hearts and spinal cords on the CT images at the end-exhale and end-inhale phases for six patients were delineated by the physician. All volumes of interest (VOIs) were automatically propagated from the end-exhale phase to the end-inhale phase using two propagation methods. The propagated VOIs were quantitatively compared with the VOIs contoured at the end-inhale phase by the physician using Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC), Mean Slicewise Hausdorff Distance (MSHD), Center Of Mass (COM) displacement and volume difference...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410425/the-cobas%C3%A2-hcv-gt-is-a-new-tool-that-accurately-identifies-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-for-clinical-practice
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J A Fernández-Caballero, M Alvarez, N Chueca, A B Pérez, F García
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the correct assignment of HCV genotype/subtypes 1a and 1b by cobas® HCV genotyping (GT) assay (Roche Molecular Diagnostics) compared with nonstructural protein 5B (NS5B) sequencing. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical samples from 153 patients submitted for HCV genotyping were studied. After genotyping with the cobas® HCV GT, sequencing of a 387 bp fragment in the NS5B gene and phylogenetic analysis was employed to compare genotyping results...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408632/4d-dsa-for-dynamic-visualization-of-cerebral-vasculature-a-single-center-experience-in-26-cases
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S Lang, P Gölitz, T Struffert, J Rösch, K Rössler, M Kowarschik, C Strother, A Doerfler
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: 4D DSA allows acquisition of time-resolved 3D reconstructions of cerebral vessels by using C-arm conebeam CT systems. The aim of our study was to evaluate this new method by qualitative and quantitative means. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 2D and 4D DSA datasets were acquired in patients presenting with AVMs, dural arteriovenous fistulas, and cerebral aneurysms. 4D DSA was compared with 2D DSA in a consensus reading of qualitative and quantitative parameters of AVMs (eg, location, feeder, associated aneurysms, nidus size, drainage, Martin-Spetzler Score), dural arteriovenous fistulas (eg, fistulous point, main feeder, diameter of the main feeder, drainage), and cerebral aneurysms (location, neck configuration, aneurysmal size)...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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