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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738085/a-bayesian-spatio-temporal-model-for-forecasting-anaplasma-species-seroprevalence-in-domestic-dogs-within-the-contiguous-united-states
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Yan Liu, Stella C Watson, Jenna R Gettings, Robert B Lund, Shila K Nordone, Michael J Yabsley, Christopher S McMahan
This paper forecasts the 2016 canine Anaplasma spp. seroprevalence in the United States from eight climate, geographic and societal factors. The forecast's construction and an assessment of its performance are described. The forecast is based on a spatial-temporal conditional autoregressive model fitted to over 11 million Anaplasma spp. seroprevalence test results for dogs conducted in the 48 contiguous United States during 2011-2015. The forecast uses county-level data on eight predictive factors, including annual temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, county elevation, forestation coverage, surface water coverage, population density and median household income...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738015/observational-study-to-estimate-the-changes-in-the-effectiveness-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg-vaccination-with-time-since-vaccination-for-preventing-tuberculosis-in-the-uk
#2
Punam Mangtani, Patrick Nguipdop-Djomo, Ruth H Keogh, Lucy Trinder, Peter G Smith, Paul Em Fine, Jonathan Sterne, Ibrahim Abubakar, Emilia Vynnycky, John Watson, David Elliman, Marc Lipman, Laura C Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Until recently, evidence that protection from the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination lasted beyond 10 years was limited. In the past few years, studies in Brazil and the USA (in Native Americans) have suggested that protection from BCG vaccination against tuberculosis (TB) in childhood can last for several decades. The UK's universal school-age BCG vaccination programme was stopped in 2005 and the programme of selective vaccination of high-risk (usually ethnic minority) infants was enhanced...
July 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735427/biomechanical-evaluation-of-distal-biceps-tendon-repair-using-tension-slide-technique-and-knotless-fixation-technique
#3
David D Savin, Hristo Piponov, Jonathan N Watson, Ari R Youderian, Farid Amirouche, Giovanni F Solitro, Mark R Hutchinson, Benjamin A Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Acute distal biceps tendon ruptures are uncommon injuries that often affect young active males, typically resulting from an eccentric load on their dominant extremity. The purpose of this study was to compare pullout strength and tendon gapping in the tension slide technique (TST) versus a knotless fixation technique (KFT). METHODS: Two sets of experiments were performed using cadaveric elbow specimens. In the first experiment, eight elbows from different cadavers were tested to compare TST with a standard locking whipstitch with KFT, four elbows in each group, using a standard locking whipstitch...
July 22, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732829/budesonide%C3%A2-%C3%A2-formoterol-delivered-via-spiromax-%C3%A2-for-the-management-of-asthma-and-copd-the-potential-impact-on-unscheduled-healthcare-costs-of-improving-inhalation-technique-compared-with-turbuhaler-%C3%A2
#4
A Lewis, S Torvinen, P N R Dekhuijzen, H Chrystyn, A Melani, Y Zöllner, K Kolbe, A T Watson, M Blackney, A Plich
BACKGROUND: Fixed-dose combinations of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2 agonists are commonly used for the treatment of asthma and COPD. However, the most frequently prescribed dry powder inhaler delivering this medicine - Symbicort(®) (budesonide and formoterol, BF) Turbuhaler(®) - is associated with poor inhalation technique, which can lead to poor disease control and high disease management costs. A recent study showed that patients make fewer inhaler errors when using the novel DuoResp(®) (BF) Spiromax(®) inhaler, compared with BF Turbuhaler(®)...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732447/dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-active-site-favors-a-mutagenic-mispair-between-the-enol-form-of-deoxyguanosine-triphosphate-substrate-and-the-keto-form-of-thymidine-template-a-free-energy-perturbation-study
#5
Sergey N Maximoff, Shina C L Kamerlin, Jan Florian
Human DNA polymerase λ is an intermediate fidelity member of the X family, which plays a role in DNA repair. Recent X-ray diffraction structures of a ternary complex of a loop-deletion mutant of polymerase λ, a deoxyguanosine triphosphate analog and a gapped DNA show that guanine and thymine form a mutagenic mispair with an unexpected Watson-Crick-like geometry rather than a wobble geometry. Hence, there is an intriguing possibility that either thymine in the DNA or guanine in the deoxyguanosine triphosphate analog may spend a substantial fraction of time in a deprotonated or enol form (both are minor species in aqueous solution) in the active site of the polymerase λ mutant...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729263/complete-genomic-sequence-of-canine-distemper-virus-from-an-ethiopian-wolf
#6
Denise A Marston, Jemma Watson, Emma L Wise, Richard J Ellis, Eric Bedin, Girma Ayalew, Muktar Abute, Xavier de Lamballerie, Anthony R Fooks, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Ashley C Banyard
Canine distemper virus (CDV) has been implicated in population declines of wildlife, including many threatened species. Here we present the full genome of CDV from an Ethiopian wolf, Canis simensis, the world's rarest and most endangered canid.
July 20, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727830/the-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-axl-promotes-migration-and-invasion-in-colorectal-cancer
#7
Diana J Uribe, Edward K Mandell, Adam Watson, Jesse D Martinez, Jonathan A Leighton, Sourav Ghosh, Carla V Rothlin
The receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) TYRO3, AXL and MERTK (TAM) have well-described oncogenic functions in a number of cancers. Notwithstanding, TAM RTKs are also potent and indispensable inhibitors of inflammation. The combined deletion of Axl and Mertk in mice enhances chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, including increased inflammation in the gut and colitis-associated cancer. On the other hand, deletion of Tyro3 increases the risk of allergic responses. Therefore, the indiscriminate inhibition of these TAM RTKs could result in undesirable immunological diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727726/a-cross-sectional-seroepidemiological-survey-of-typhoid-fever-in-fiji
#8
Conall H Watson, Stephen Baker, Colleen L Lau, Kitione Rawalai, Mere Taufa, Jerimaia Coriakula, Nga Tran Vu Thieu, Tan Trinh Van, Dung Tran Thi Ngoc, Niel Hens, John Lowry, Ruklanthi de Alwis, Jorge Cano, Kylie Jenkins, E Kim Mulholland, Eric J Nilles, Mike Kama, W John Edmunds
Fiji, an upper-middle income state in the Pacific Ocean, has experienced an increase in confirmed case notifications of enteric fever caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi). To characterize the epidemiology of typhoid exposure, we conducted a cross-sectional sero-epidemiological survey measuring IgG against the Vi antigen of S. Typhi to estimate the effect of age, ethnicity, and other variables on seroprevalence. Epidemiologically relevant cut-off titres were established using a mixed model analysis of data from recovering culture-confirmed typhoid cases...
July 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727496/modulation-of-vegf-induced-migration-and-network-formation-by-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-roles-of-platelets-and-podoplanin
#9
Stacey A Langan, Leyre Navarro-Núñez, Steve P Watson, Gerard B Nash
Lymphatic endothelial cells (LEC) express the transmembrane receptor podoplanin whose only known endogenous ligand CLEC-2 is found on platelets. Both podoplanin and CLEC-2 are required for normal lymphangiogenesis as mice lacking either protein develop a blood-lymphatic mixing phenotype. We investigated the roles of podoplanin and its interaction with platelets in migration and tube formation by LEC. Addition of platelets or antibody-mediated crosslinking of podoplanin inhibited LEC migration induced by vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF-A or VEGF-C), but did not modify basal migration or the response to basic fibroblast growth factor or epidermal growth factor...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727482/atypical-preference-for-infant-directed-speech-as-an-early-marker-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-literature-review-and-directions-for-further-research
#10
Marisa G Filipe, Linda Watson, Selene G Vicente, Sónia Frota
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) refer to a complex group of neurodevelopmental disorders causing difficulties with communication and interpersonal relationships, as well as restricted and repetitive behaviours and interests. As early identification, diagnosis, and intervention provide better long-term outcomes, early markers of ASD have gained increased research attention. This review examines evidence that auditory processing enhanced by social interest, in particular auditory preference of speech directed towards infants and young children (i...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727085/impact-of-microbial-efficiency-to-predict-mp-supply-when-estimating-protein-requirements-of-growing-beef-cattle-from-performance
#11
A K Watson, T J Klopfenstein, G E Erickson, J C MacDonald, V A Wilkerson
Data from 16 trials were compiled to calculate microbial CP (MCP) production and MP requirements of growing cattle on high-forage diets. All cattle were individually fed diets with 28% to 72% corn cobs in addition to either alfalfa, corn silage, or sorghum silage at 18% to 60% of the diet (DM basis). The remainder of the diet consisted of protein supplement. Source of protein within the supplement varied and included urea, blood meal, corn gluten meal, dry distillers grains, feather meal, meat and bone meal, poultry by-product meal, soybean meal, and wet distillers grains...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726241/investigating-the-role-of-the-igf-axis-as-a-predictor-of-biochemical-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-patients-post-surgery
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Kieran J Breen, Amanda O'Neill, Lisa Murphy, Yue Fan, Susie Boyce, Noel Fitzgerald, Emma Dorris, Lauren Brady, Stephen P Finn, Brian D Hayes, Ann Treacy, Ciara Barrett, Mardiana Abdul Aziz, Elaine W Kay, John M Fitzpatrick, R William G Watson
BACKGROUND: Between 20% and 35% of prostate cancer (PCa) patients who undergo treatment with curative intent (ie, surgery or radiation therapy) for localized disease will experience biochemical recurrence (BCR). Alterations in the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis and PTEN expression have been implicated in the development and progression of several human tumors including PCa. We examined the expression of the insulin receptor (INSR), IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R), PTEN, and AKT in radical prostatectomy tissue of patients who developed BCR post-surgery...
July 20, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724914/enhanced-learning-through-multimodal-training-evidence-from-a-comprehensive-cognitive-physical-fitness-and-neuroscience-intervention
#13
N Ward, E Paul, P Watson, G E Cooke, C H Hillman, N J Cohen, A F Kramer, A K Barbey
The potential impact of brain training methods for enhancing human cognition in healthy and clinical populations has motivated increasing public interest and scientific scrutiny. At issue is the merits of intervention modalities, such as computer-based cognitive training, physical exercise training, and non-invasive brain stimulation, and whether such interventions synergistically enhance cognition. To investigate this issue, we conducted a comprehensive 4-month randomized controlled trial in which 318 healthy, young adults were enrolled in one of five interventions: (1) Computer-based cognitive training on six adaptive tests of executive function; (2) Cognitive and physical exercise training; (3) Cognitive training combined with non-invasive brain stimulation and physical exercise training; (4) Active control training in adaptive visual search and change detection tasks; and (5) Passive control...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724534/m6aviewer-software-for-the-detection-analysis-and-visualization-of-n6-methyl-adenosine-peaks-from-m6a-seq-me-rip-sequencing-data
#14
Agne Antanaviciute, Belinda Baquero-Perez, Christopher M Watson, Sally M Harrison, Carolina Lascelles, Laura Crinnion, Alexander F Markham, David T Bonthron, Adrian Whitehouse, Ian M Carr
Recent methods for transcriptome-wide N6-methyl-adenosine(m6A) profiling have facilitated investigations into the RNA methylome and established m6A as a dynamic modification that has critical regulatory roles in gene expression and may play a role in human disease. However, bioinformatics resources available for the analysis of m6A sequencing data are still limited. Here, we describe m6aViewer - a cross-platform application for analysis and visualisation of m6A peaks from sequencing data. m6aViewer implements a novel m6A peak-calling algorithm that identifies high-confidence methylated residues with more precision than previously described approaches...
July 19, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724086/long-term-changes-in-grassland-soil-phosphorus-with-fertilizer-application-and-withdrawal
#15
Barbara J Cade-Menun, Donnacha G Doody, Corey W Liu, Catherine J Watson
Long-term phosphorus (P) applications can increase soil P concentrations in excess of agronomic optima, posing a risk to water quality. Once fertilization stops, however, it may take time for soil P concentrations to decline. Whereas P fertilization adds orthophosphate, little is known about changes in other soil P forms during P buildup and drawdown. This study examined changes in P pools (total P, Olsen P, Mehlich P, and water-extractable P) and P forms determined by P-nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (P-NMR) in grazed grassland plots from Northern Ireland...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723159/intramolecular-formation-of-zwitterionic-intermediates-in-1-3-diaza-claisen-rearrangements
#16
Joel D Walker, Rebecca Watson, Stevenson Flemer, Yanbo Yang, José S Madalengoitia
Isothioureas tethered to bridged-bicyclic tertiary allylic amines can be converted to carbodiimides through reaction with Hg(II) salts. Intramolecular cyclization of the tethered tertiary allylic amines to the carbodiimides afford zwitterionic intermediates that undergo 1,3-diaza-Claisen rearrangements, affording highly substituted tricyclic guanidines.
July 19, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722516/pre-operative-obesity-does-not-predict-poorer-symptom-control-and-quality-of-life-after-lumbar-disc-surgery
#17
Paul M Brennan, James J M Loan, Neil Watson, Pragnesh M Bhatt, Peter Alwyn Bodkin
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether there was a difference in post-operative symptomatic control and quality of life (QoL) between patients who were obese (BMI >30) and non-obese (BMI <30) pre-operatively. This information may inform the decision making of Physicians and patients whether to proceed to surgery for management of symptomatic lumbar disc prolapse. METHODS: We conducted a prospective questionnaire-based study of QoL and symptom control in 120 patients with postal follow-up at 3 and 12 months after lumbar disc surgery...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719059/pancreatic-allograft-thrombosis-suggestion-for-a-ct-grading-system-and-management-algorithm
#18
Abdul Hakeem, John Chen, Satheesh Iype, Menna Clatworthy, Christopher Watson, Edmund M Godfrey, Sara Upponi, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Pancreatic allograft thrombosis (PAT) remains the leading cause of non-immunological graft failure. Herein we propose a new CT grading system of PAT to identify risk factors for allograft loss and outline a management algorithm by retrospective review of consecutive pancreatic transplants between 2009-2014. Triple-phase CT scans were graded independently by two radiologists as; Grade 0 - no thrombosis, Grade 1 - peripheral thrombosis, Grade 2 - intermediate non-occlusive thrombosis and Grade 3 - central occlusive thrombosis...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717043/tandem-amplification-of-sccmec-can-drive-high-level-methicillin-resistance-in-mrsa
#19
Laura A Gallagher, Simone Coughlan, Nikki S Black, Pierce Lalor, Elaine M Waters, Bryan Wee, Mick Watson, Tim Downing, J Ross Fitzgerald, Gerard T A Fleming, James P O'Gara
Hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains typically express high level, homogenous (HoR) β-lactam resistance, whereas community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) more commonly express low level heterogeneous (HeR) resistance. Expression of the HoR phenotype typically requires both increased expression of the mecA gene, carried on the Staphylococcus cassette chromosome SCCmec element, and additional mutational event(s) elsewhere on the chromosome. Here the oxacillin concentration in a chemostat culture of the CA-MRSA strain USA300 was increased from 8 μg/ml to 130 μg/ml over 13 days to isolate highly oxacillin resistant derivatives...
July 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715416/signatures-of-inflammation-and-impending-multiple-organ-dysfunction-in-the-hyperacute-phase-of-trauma-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Claudia P Cabrera, Joanna Manson, Joanna M Shepherd, Hew D Torrance, David Watson, M Paula Longhi, Mimoza Hoti, Minal B Patel, Michael O'Dwyer, Sussan Nourshargh, Daniel J Pennington, Michael R Barnes, Karim Brohi
BACKGROUND: Severe trauma induces a widespread response of the immune system. This "genomic storm" can lead to poor outcomes, including Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS). MODS carries a high mortality and morbidity rate and adversely affects long-term health outcomes. Contemporary management of MODS is entirely supportive, and no specific therapeutics have been shown to be effective in reducing incidence or severity. The pathogenesis of MODS remains unclear, and several models are proposed, such as excessive inflammation, a second-hit insult, or an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
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