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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551193/drivers-of-choice-for-fluid-milk-versus-plant-based-alternatives-what-are-consumer-perceptions-of-fluid-milk
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K S McCarthy, M Parker, A Ameerally, S L Drake, M A Drake
Fluid milk consumption has declined for decades while consumption of nondairy alternatives has increased. A better understanding of why consumers purchase fluid milk or nondairy alternatives is needed to assist increased sales of milk or maintain sales without further decline. The objective of this study was to determine the extrinsic attributes that drive purchase within each product category. The second objective was to determine the personal values behind the purchase of each beverage type to give further understanding why particular attributes are important...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551048/randomized-study-comparing-equal-height-staples-with-graduated-height-staples-in-bronchial-closure
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Jiro Okami, Toshiteru Tokunaga, Takashi Kanou, Hidenori Kunou, Daisuke Ishida, Ayako Fujiwara, Yuri Ito, Masahiko Higashiyama
BACKGROUND: There are two forms of staple cartridge available for lung cancer operations, the flat face with equal height staples and the stepped face with graduated height staples. The objective of the study was to evaluate their stapling ability in lobectomy. METHODS: A randomized prospective study was conducted to compare two types of stapling reloads for bronchial closure. Stapling ability was evaluated by the staple formation on the resected bronchial stump...
May 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547390/mono-substitution-effects-on-antimicrobial-activity-of-stapled-heptapeptides
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Huy X Luong, Do-Hee Kim, Ngoan T Mai, Bong-Jin Lee, Young-Woo Kim
We previously reported a de novo design of antimicrobial heptapeptide helices using Verdine's all-hydrocarbon peptide stapling system. One of the important structure-activity relationships we found from these previous studies was that extending of the hydrophobic face by replacing of alanine with leucine in positon 5 increases antimicrobial activity. In this study, to further improve the activity profile of this peptide series, we investigated the substitution effects of position 5 on conformational and proteolytic stability as well as antimicrobial and hemolytic activity...
May 25, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544789/determinants-of-recent-aflatoxin-exposure-among-pregnant-women-in-rural-zimbabwe
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Laura E Smith, Mduduzi N N Mbuya, Andrew J Prendergast, Paul C Turner, Sandra Ruboko, Jean H Humphrey, Rebecca J Nelson, Ancikaria Chigumira, George Kembo, Rebecca J Stoltzfus
SCOPE: Aflatoxins are toxic secondary metabolites of Aspergillus species that contaminate staple foods such as maize and groundnuts. Aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy has been associated with adverse birth outcomes in limited-scale surveys in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of this study was to describe the determinants of aflatoxin exposure, using urinary aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) biomarkers and data generated by the Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) trial for rural Zimbabwean women in early pregnancy...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541856/early-and-late-complications-in-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-comparative-study-between-manual-and-stapled-anastomosis
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Débora Acín-Gándara, Fernando Pereira-Pérez, Manuel Medina-García, Gil Rodriguez-Caravaca, Beatriz Martínez-Torres, Alfonso Antequera-Pérez, Alejandro Nájar García-Muñoz
The aim of this study is to evaluate the early and late complications of laparoscopic gastric bypass (GBP) with manual versus stapled gastrojejunal anastomosis. Eighty-two patients with morbid obesity and body mass index (35-56 kg/m2) who underwent GBP were divided into two groups: manual gastrojejunal anastomosis (Group 1) and stapled anastomosis (Group 2). Early and late complications were evaluated. No differences were found between both groups in age, sex, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesia classification, and comorbidity...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540622/the-impact-of-technical-surgical-aspects-on-morbidity-of-984-patients-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-morbid-obesity
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Ohad Guetta, Amnon Ovnat, David Czeiger, Alex Vakhrushev, Gal Tsaban, Gilbert Sebbag
BACKGROUND: To evaluate early complications after LSG in regard of staple line reinforcement (SLR), bougie size, previous bariatric surgery and surgeon experience. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of LSG patients at the Soroka University Medical Center (SUMC). Data was collected from digitalized database. RESULTS: Nine hundred eighty-four LSG cases were performed by three surgeons. Seventy-eight complications were observed (7.9%): 44 mild (4...
May 24, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539610/secondary-metabolite-genes-encoded-by-potato-rhizosphere-microbiomes-in-the-andean-highlands-are-diverse-and-vary-with-sampling-site-and-vegetation-stage
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Gajender Aleti, Branislav Nikolić, Günter Brader, Ram Vinay Pandey, Livio Antonielli, Stefan Pfeiffer, Andreas Oswald, Angela Sessitsch
Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an important staple crop worldwide, it has been cultivated in the Andean Altiplano under low-input farming practices at high altitudes and under harsh environment for centuries. We analyzed secondary metabolite (SM) gene diversity encoded in the potato rhizosphere microbiome during plant growth at three distinct sites located in the Andes at high altitudes by 454-pyrosequencing of non-ribosomal peptide and polyketide biosynthetic genes. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the majority of rhizosphere SM-encoding sequences differed from previously known sequences and may have distinct ancestors...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537711/synthetic-textiles-as-a-source-of-microplastics-from-households-a-mechanistic-study-to-understand-microfiber-release-during-washing
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Edgar Hernandez, Bernd Nowack, Denise M Mitrano
Microplastic fibers make up a large proportion of microplastics found in the environment, especially in urban areas. There is good reason to consider synthetic textiles a major source of microplastic fibers and it will not diminish since the use of synthetic fabrics, especially polyester, continues to increase. In this study we provide quantitative data regarding the size and mass of microplastic fibers released from synthetic (polyester) textiles during simulated home washing under controlled laboratory conditions...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534430/variability-in-axillary-lymph-node-delineation-for-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-in-presence-of-guidelines-on-a-multi-institutional-platform
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Delia Ciardo, Angela Argenone, Genoveva Ionela Boboc, Francesca Cucciarelli, Fiorenza De Rose, Maria Carmen De Santis, Alessandra Huscher, Edy Ippolito, Maria Rosa La Porta, Lorenza Marino, Ilaria Meaglia, Isabella Palumbo, Francesca Rossi, Paolo Alpi, Mario Bignardi, Alessio Bonanni, Domenico Cante, Tino Ceschia, Letizia Fabbietti, Marco Lupattelli, Elisa Donatella Mantero, Alessia Monaco, Patrizia Porcu, Vincenzo Ravo, Sonia Silipigni, Angelo Tozzi, Vincenza Umina, Dario Zerini, Luigi Bordonaro, Giorgia Capezzali, Elena Clerici, Sarah Pia Colangione, Michela Dispinzieri, Jessica Dognini, Laura Donadoni, Sara Falivene, Alessandra Fozza, Barbara Grilli, Roberta Guarnaccia, Eva Iannacone, Valentina Lancellotta, Agnese Prisco, Rosalinda Ricotti, Roberto Orecchia, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Maria Cristina Leonardi
AIM: To quantify the variability between radiation oncologists (ROs) when outlining axillary nodes in breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For each participating center, three ROs with different levels of expertise, i.e., junior (J), senior (S) and expert (E), contoured axillary nodal levels (L1, L2, L3 and L4) on the CT images of three different patients (P) of an increasing degree of anatomical complexity (from P1 to P2 to P3), according to contouring guidelines...
May 23, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534327/-modified-stapled-transanal-rectal-resection-combined-with-perioperative-pelvic-floor-biofeedback-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-obstructed-defecation-syndrome
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Lei Chen, Fanqi Meng, Tongsen Zhang, Yinan Liu, Shuang Sha, Si Chen, Jiandong Tai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of modified stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) combined with perioperative pelvic floor biofeedback therapy (POPFBFT) in treating obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS). METHODS: Thirty female ODS patients underwent modified STARR (resection and suture was performed in rectocele with one staple) combined with POPFBFT in Department of Colorectal and Anal Surgery, The First Hospital of Jilin university from October 2013 to March 2015...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533665/new-flexible-endoscopic-controlled-stapler-technique-for-the-treatment-of-zenker-s-diverticulum-a-case-series
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Johanna Wilmsen, Robert Baumbach, Dietmar Stüker, Vincens Weingart, Frank Neser, Stefan Karl Gölder, Christof Pfundstein, Ellen Claudia Nötzel, Thomas Rösch, Siegbert Faiss
AIM: To report about the combination and advantages of a stapler-assisted diverticulotomy performed by flexible endoscopy. METHODS: From November 2014 till December 2015 17 patients (8 female, 9 male, average age 69.8 years) with a symptomatic Zenker diverticulum (mean size 3.5 cm) were treated by inserting a new 5 mm fully rotatable surgical stapler (MicroCutter30 Xchange, Cardica Inc.) next to an ultrathin flexible endoscope through an overtube. The Patients were under conscious sedation with the head reclined in left position, the stapler placed centrally and pushed forward to the bottom of the diverticulum...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531558/accumulation-translocation-and-conversion-of-six-arsenic-species-in-rice-plants-grown-near-a-mine-impacted-city
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Li Ma, Lin Wang, Yuyu Jia, Zhaoguang Yang
Paddy rice (Oryza sativa L.) as the staple food in China was found to be efficient in accumulating arsenic (As) due to cultivated in flooded paddy soil. Uptake and translocation of As in rice plant depended on the As species. In this work, rice plant samples including roots, straws and grains as well as rhizosphere soils were collected from paddy fields near Changsha, a mine impacted city in Southern China. The total As concentrations in the collected samples were observed in the descending order as root > soil > straw > grain...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530606/effects-of-chemical-composition-and-baking-on-in-vitro-digestibility-of-proteins-in-breads-made-from-selected-gluten-containing-and-gluten-free-flours
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Tong Wu, Cheryl Taylor, Thomas Nebl, Ken Ng, Louise E Bennett
Breads prepared from cereal grains are a dietary staple, providing a significant proportion of daily energy, but not necessarily of dietary protein. However, good digestibility of proteins in bread is important to avoid potential immunogenic effects of undigested peptides, including for those gluten-intolerant. Four gluten-containing (white wheat, wholemeal wheat, spelt and rye) and four gluten-free (chick pea, lupin, buckwheat, amaranth) flours were used to make yeast-leavened breads standardized for protein...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529415/using-amniotic-membrane-as-a-novel-method-to-reduce-post-burn-hypertrophic-scar-formation-a-prospective-follow-up-study
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Ali Akbar Mohammadi, Shima Eskandari, Hamed Ghoddusi Johari, Ata'ollah Rajabnejad
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that the application of amniotic membrane as a biological dressing in the management of burns is accompanied by rapid re-epithelialisation. In this follow-up study, we aimed to evaluate the possible role of amniotic membrane as an adjunct to split thickness skin grafting on reducing itching and severity of hypertrophic scar formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2013 to January 2015, in a prospective follow-up study, 54 patients (108 limbs) with second and third degree burns, covering 4%-15% of total body surface area (TBSA), were included in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523403/sleeve-gastrectomy-postoperative-hemorrhage-is-linked-to-type-2-diabetes-and-not-to-surgical-technique
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Hadar Spivak, Carmil Azran, Galia Spectre, Galina Lidermann, Orit Blumenfeld
BACKGROUND: The degree, prevalence, and risk factors linked to sleeve gastrectomy (SG) postoperative hemorrhage (POH) have not been fully defined. METHODS: An analysis was conducted on a prospectively collected database of 394 consecutive primary SGs performed in a single practice from January 2014 to December 2015. END POINTS: (1) acute POH, defined by red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and/or re-exploration; (2) subclinical POH, defined by postoperative hemoglobin drop (HgbD) >one standard deviation above mean...
May 18, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523164/a-clinical-study-of-efficacy-of-polyglycolic-acid-sleeve-after-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-bullectomy-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Duo Zhang, Jinbai Miao, Xiaoxing Hu, Bin Hu, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a common disease in thoracic surgery, and a prolonged postoperative air leakage is the most frequent and troublesome early complication after video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) bullectomy. This study aimed to explore the efficacy of polyglycolic acid (PGA) sleeve in preventing postoperative air leakage after a VATS bullectomy for PSP. METHODS: This study was a prospectively randomised clinical study. The patients who underwent a VATS bullectomy were continuously enrolled from January 2015 to June 2016 in the Beijing Chaoyang Hospital and were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523099/identification-of-new-flt3-inhibitors-that-potently-inhibit-aml-cell-lines-via-an-azo-click-it-staple-it-approach
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Xiaochu Ma, Jie Zhou, Changhao Wang, Brandon Carter-Cooper, Fan Yang, Elizabeth Larocque, Jonathan Fine, Genichiro Tsuji, Gaurav Chopra, Rena G Lapidus, Herman O Sintim
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive malignancy with only a handful of therapeutic options. About 30% of AML patients harbor mutated FLT3 kinase, and thus, this cancer-driver has become a hotly pursued AML target. Herein we report a new class of FLT3 inhibitors, which potently inhibit the proliferation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells at nanomolar concentrations.
May 11, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520651/laparoscopic-management-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-critical-reappraisal
#18
David Fuks, Luca Aldrighetti, Long R Jiao, Go Wakabayashi, Paolo Limongelli
Following the introduction of the first laparoscopic liver resection, after ∼25 years, a critical reappraisal seems to be warranted. Liver resection represents the first choice for curing early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) allowing a curative chance also in selected patients with intermediate stage tumors. The criteria for liver resectability by laparoscopy remains the same for open surgery, which is oncological criteria (absence of extrahepatic tumor location; completely resectable R0 resection), anatomic (resectability of involved segment with its own blood surely and biliary drainage; absence of vascular invasion of portal or hepatic veins) and technical (possibility to leave in place a residual volume ≥40%)...
May 17, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517039/genetics-of-mycorrhizal-symbiosis-in-winter-wheat-triticum-aestivum
#19
Heike Lehnert, Albrecht Serfling, Matthias Enders, Wolfgang Friedt, Frank Ordon
Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is a major staple food and therefore of prime importance for feeding the Earth's growing population. Mycorrhiza is known to improve plant growth, but although extensive knowledge concerning the interaction between mycorrhizal fungi and plants is available, genotypic differences concerning the ability of wheat to form mycorrhizal symbiosis and quantitative trait loci (QTLs) involved in mycorrhization are largely unknown. Therefore, a diverse set of 94 bread wheat genotypes was evaluated with regard to root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi...
May 18, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514810/totally-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-and-gastric-pull-up-reconstruction-with-an-intrathoracic-circular-stapled-anastomosis-with-a-team-of-two-surgeon-and-assistant-only
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Peter P Grimminger, Hauke Lang
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May 17, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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