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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894743/transfer-factors-for-natural-radioactivity-into-date-palm-pits
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Mohammad Abu Shayeb, Thamer Alharbi, Muzahir Ali Baloch, Omar Abdul Rahman Alsamhan
Palm pits are used in various human and animal feed products. In this study, the natural radioactivity levels from soil and date palm pits of 9 samples collected from major date palm farms in three different regions (Buraidah, Al-Zulfi and Al-Majmaah) of Saudi Arabia were determined by using the high purity germanium (HPGe) gamma-ray spectrometer. The mean activity concentrations of (226)Ra, (232)Th, (137)Cs and (40)K in soil samples were 12.8 ± 2.2, 10.2 ± 2.1, 0.28 ± 0.10 and 329 ± 87 Bg kg(-1), respectively...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887721/comparative-multimodal-meta-analysis-of-structural-and-functional-brain-abnormalities-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Christina O Carlisi, Luke J Norman, Steve S Lukito, Joaquim Radua, David Mataix-Cols, Katya Rubia
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) share inhibitory control deficits possibly underlying poor control over stereotyped and repetitive g., v/r/ dACC /MPFC); and (iv) to indicate a pathway (e.g., if this is a pathway: bilateral putamen/caudate/nucleus accumbens / pallidum /amygdala/insula). BPS style does not allow virgules to be used to represent expressions of duality or alternatives. Please express these as and/or, and, or or . BPS style does not allow virgules to be used to represent a compound modifier such as "rostral/ dorsomedial ," which should be changed to hyphen(s), such as rostral- dorsomedial ...
October 13, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884157/manual-versus-automated-monitoring-accuracy-of-glucose-ii-manage-ii
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Cláudia Righy Shinotsuka, Alexandre Brasseur, David Fagnoul, Timothy So, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jean-Charles Preiser
BACKGROUND: Intravascular continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may facilitate glycemic control in the intensive care unit (ICU). We compared the accuracy of a CGM device (OptiScanner®) with a standard reference method. METHODS: Adult patients who had blood glucose (BG) levels >150 mg/dl and required insertion of an arterial and central venous catheter were included. The OptiScanner® was inserted into a multiple-lumen central venous catheter. Patients were treated using a dynamic-scale insulin algorithm to achieve BG values between 80 and 150 mg/dl...
November 25, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875061/glycemic-control-reduces-infections-in-post-liver-transplant-patients-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Amisha Wallia, Kathleen Schmidt, Diana Johnson Oakes, Teresa Pollack, Nicholas Welsh, Susan Kling-Colson, Suruchi Gupta, Candice Fulkerson, Grazia Aleppo, Neehar Parikh, Josh Levitsky, J P Norvell, Alfred Rademaker, Mark E Molitch
CONTEXT: Prior studies have shown a relationship between glycemic control and post-transplant morbidity. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a prospective randomized controlled trial in post liver transplant patients, evaluating intensive inpatient glycemic control and effects on outcomes to 1 year. Research Design and Intervention: 164 patients (blood glucose (BG) > 180 mg/dL) were randomized to two target groups: BG 140 mg/dL (N= 82) and 180 mg/dL (N= 82). Patients were initiated on insulin drips and then converted to subcutaneous basal bolus insulin therapy by our Glucose Management Service...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832978/current-practice-of-hypoglycemia-management-in-the-ed
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Matthew H Bilhimer, Cierra N Treu, Nicole M Acquisto
PURPOSE: To characterize hypoglycemia management and identify characteristics associated with refractory (need for additional treatment following initial management) and recurrent (adequate initial treatment followed by blood glucose [BG] ≤50 mg/dL) hypoglycemia. METHODS: Retrospective review of adult emergency department (ED) patients who presented to a large academic medical center with hypoglycemia (BG ≤ 50 mg/dL) between January 2011 and July 2015. Data collection focused on BG measurements and treatment practices...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828502/electromagnetically-induced-transparency-like-effect-in-microring-bragg-gratings-based-coupling-resonant-system
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Zecen Zhang, Geok Ing Ng, Ting Hu, Haodong Qiu, Xin Guo, Mohamed Saïd Rouifed, Chongyang Liu, Hong Wang
An all-pass microring-Bragg gratings (APMR-BG) based coupling resonant system is proposed and experimentally demonstrated to generate electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT)-like transmission for the first time. The coupling between two light path ways in the micro-ring resonator and the Fabry-Pérot (F-P) resonator formed by two sections of Bragg gratings gives rise to the EIT-like spectrum. This system has the advantage of a small footprint consisting of only one microring resonator and one bus waveguide with Bragg gratings...
October 31, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807014/continuous-glucose-monitoring-cgm-adherence-in-youth-with-type-1-diabetes-associations-with-biomedical-and-psychosocial-variables
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Elisa Giani, Rebecca Snelgrove, Lisa K Volkening, Lori M Laffel
BACKGROUND: Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) remains underutilized in youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D). There is a need to investigate factors associated with CGM use. METHOD: In 61 T1D youth, CGM use was ascertained by downloads reflecting the 4-week periods preceding 3- and 6-month study visits. Demographic and clinical data were obtained from chart review and interview. Youth and parents completed validated psychosocial surveys at baseline and 6 months. RESULTS: Youth (52% male, 93% Caucasian, 80% pump treated) were 12...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759589/influences-of-macrohemodynamic-conditions-on-systemic-microhemodynamic-changes-in-burns
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Jochen-Frederick Hernekamp, Florian Neubrech, Tomke Cordts, Volker J Schmidt, Ulrich Kneser, Thomas Kremer
PURPOSE: The clinical course after major burns is characterized by microcirculatory changes and consecutive capillary leakage. However, current clinical monitoring does not properly assess microcirculation, whereas macrohemodynamic changes are continuously evaluated. Here, we assess if macrohemodynamic and microhemodynamic parameters after burn trauma are correlated in a rat model. METHODS: Burn plasma harvested from donor rats 4 hours after thermal injury (30% total body surface area, 100 °C water, 12 seconds) was administered intravenously to healthy animals during 2 hours of intravital microscopy (burn group [BG])...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742589/%C3%AE-1-3-1-6-glucan-supplemented-diets-antagonize-immune-inhibitory-effects-of-hypoxia-and-enhance-the-immune-response-to-a-model-vaccine
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Felipe E Rodríguez, Beatriz Valenzuela, Ana Farías, Ana María Sandino, Mónica Imarai
The diets of farmed salmon are usually supplemented with immunostimulants to improve health status. Because β-glucan is one of the most common immunostimulants used in diets, here we examined the effect of two β-1,3/1,6-glucan-supplemented diets on the expression of immune response genes of Atlantic salmon. The relative abundances of IFN-α1, Mx, IFN-γ, IL-12, TGF-β1, IL-10, and CD4 transcripts were evaluated in head kidney by qRT-PCR. We assessed the effects of the diets under normoxia and acute hypoxia, as salmon are especially sensitive to changes in the concentration of dissolved oxygen, which can also affect immunity...
December 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734563/heart-rate-informed-artificial-pancreas-system-enhances-glycemic-control-during-exercise-in-adolescents-with-t1d
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Mark D DeBoer, Daniel R Cherñavvsky, Katarina Topchyan, Boris P Kovatchev, Gary L Francis, Marc D Breton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and performance of using a heart rate (HR) monitor to inform an artificial pancreas (AP) system during exercise among adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a randomized, cross-over trial, adolescents with T1D age 13 - 18 years were enrolled to receive on separate days either the unmodified UVa AP (stdAP) or an AP system connected to a portable HR monitor (AP-HR) that triggered an exercise algorithm for blood glucose (BG) control...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725581/recent-advances-in-elucidating-keap1-nrf2-functions-in-hematopoietic-immune-cells-and-leukemic-cells
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Shohei Murakami, Hozumi Motohashi
The KEAP1-NRF2 system is an inducible molecular mechanism enhancing transcriptions of several cytoprotective genes in response to xenobiotics and oxidative stress. Recently, the KEAP1-NRF2 system has been suggested to directly regulate a portion of the genes related to cell proliferation and differentiation. In hematopoietic cells, NRF2 activation plays a role in maintenance and cell fate determination of hematopoietic stem cells, as well as in maturation processes and homeostasis of megakaryocytes and erythrocytes...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714179/a-one-pot-synthesis-of-tetrazolones-from-acid-chlorides-understanding-functional-group-compatibility-and-application-to-the-late-stage-functionalization-of-marketed-drugs
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Matthew A J Duncton, Rajinder Singh
A one-pot and scalable synthesis of tetrazolones (tetrazol-5-ones) from acid chlorides using azidotrimethylsilane is presented. The reaction tolerates many functional groups and can furnish aryl-, heteroaryl-, alkenyl-, or alkyl-substituted tetrazolone products in moderate to excellent yield (14-94%). No reduction in yield was observed when the reaction was undertaken on a larger-scale (20-36 g). The method could be used for the late-stage functionalization of pharmaceuticals, to provide tetrazolone congeners of the marketed drugs aspirin, indomethacin, probenecid, telmisartan, bexarotene, niacin (vitamin B3), and the active metabolite of the recently-launched immuno-modulatory agent, BG-12 (Tecfidera(®))...
October 4, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707983/field-comparisons-of-the-gravid-aedes-trap-gat-and-bg-sentinel-trap-for-monitoring-aedes-albopictus-diptera-culicidae-populations-and-notes-on-indoor-gat-collections-in-vietnam
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Brian J Johnson, Tim Hurst, Hung Luu Quoc, Isik Unlu, Christopher Freebairn, Ary Faraji, Scott A Ritchie
We report on the use of the Gravid Aedes Trap (GAT) as a surveillance device for Aedes albopictus (Skuse) relative to the BG-Sentinel (BGS) trap in field studies conducted in Trenton, NJ, and on Hammond Island, Queensland, Australia. A parallel study conducted in Nha Trang, Vietnam, assessed the use of the GAT as an indoor surveillance device as well as the use of canola oil as a noninsecticide killing agent. In Trenton and Hammond Island, the GAT collected fewer male (0.40 ± 0.12 and 0.43 ± 0.30, respectively) and female (3...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630830/morphometric-study-on-bicipital-groove-among-south-indian-population
#14
Yamini Soundara Rajan, Senthil Kumar Sampath Kumar
INTRODUCTION: The Bicipital Groove (BG) is an indentation between the lesser and greater tubercles of the proximal part of the humerus. It conveys biceps tendon, its synovial sheath and ascending branch of anterior circumflex humeral artery. The knowledge of the morphometry is important for the understanding of the functional aspect of the shoulder region. AIM: To study the morphometry of bicipital groove of humerus in south Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, 100 adult humeri (50 right and 50 left) were examined...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540877/hypoglycemia-rates-after-restriction-of-high-dose-glargine-in-hospitalized-patients
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Sun Y Lee, Gulce Askin, Marie E McDonnell, Lindsay M Arnold, Sara M Alexanian
Objective Hypoglycemia remains one of the main challenges of insulin therapy. To reduce insulin-related hypoglycemia at our institution, we restricted inpatient ordering of high glargine doses (≥0.5u/kg/day) to endocrine staff in 5/2013. This retrospective cohort study assesses its effect on hypoglycemia and glycemic control ≤48 hours of admission. Methods 692 adult patients hospitalized at Boston Medical Center and received glargine upon admission from 11/1/12-4/30/13 were identified as the pre-intervention group, and 651 adult patients from 11/1/13-4/30/14 as the post-intervention group...
August 19, 2016: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497266/effect-of-polishing-instruments-and-polishing-regimens-on-surface-topography-and-phase-transformation-of-monolithic-zirconia-an-evaluation-with-xps-and-xrd-analysis
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Nadin Al-Haj Husain, Josette Camilleri, Mutlu Özcan
PURPOSE: Polishing procedures might alter monolithic zirconia (MZ) surface resulting in phase changes that can be deleterious for clinical performance and antagonist tooth wear. This study investigated the topographical features and phase transformation in MZ after polishing with different regimens simulating the clinical workflow. ​ MATERIALS AND METHODS: MZ specimens (Katana Zirconia HT, Kuraray-Noritake) (12×12×1.8 mm(3)) were grinded and polished using one of the five systems assessed: BG: Silicone carbide polishers (Brownie, Greenie, Super Greenie); CG: Diamond impregnated ceramic polisher kit (Ceragloss); EV: Synthetically bonded grinder interspersed with diamond (EVE Kit); SL: Urethane coated paper with aluminium oxide grits (Soflex Finishing and Polishing System Kit) and DB: Diamond bur (8 µm)...
December 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493282/augmentation-of-arthrodesis-in-dogs-using-a-free-autogenous-omental-graft
#17
Jennifer J Ree, Wendy I Baltzer, Katy L Townsend
A technique for using free autogenous omental grafting with arthrodesis in dogs is described and radiographic osseous union and complications after surgery are evaluated. This retrospective study matched body weight and procedure type for 8 cases of pancarpal arthrodesis, 4 cases of pantarsal arthrodesis, and 2 cases of partial tarsal arthrodesis in dogs with omental and cancellous bone autograft (OBG group) and with cancellous bone autograft alone (BG group). Radiographs were reviewed 9 to 12 weeks after surgery to compare scores of radiographic osseous union and it was found that the OBG group had higher scores than the BG group...
August 2016: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484597/assessment-of-the-influence-of-meal-type-on-fluoride-absorption-due-to-ingestion-of-professionally-applied-gels
#18
Andreany M Cavalli, Adriana G Rebouças, Luciane Zanin, Flávia M Flório
AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess the influence of eating, prior to application of professionally used gels, on the rate of fluoride absorption due to the ingestion of 1.23% acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: After fasting for 12 hours, 16 adult volunteers (> 65 kg) ingested two types of meal: Breakfast (n = 8) and Lunch (n = 8). Accidental ingestion of fluoride gel used in molding trays was simulated (12,300 ppm; 61.5 mg F; pH = 4...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484254/a-retrospective-study-of-predictive-factors-for-unexpectedly-prolonged-or-shortened-progression-free-survival-and-overall-survival-among-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-who-received-first-line-targeted-therapy
#19
Sung Han Kim, Sohee Kim, Jungnam Joo, Ho Kyung Seo, Jae Young Joung, Kang Hyun Lee, Jinsoo Chung
BACKGROUND: To identify predictors of prolonged or shortened progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) among patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) who received first-line targeted therapies. METHODS: This retrospective study included 146 patients with mRCC who were treated during 2007-2015. These patients were divided into a group with the worst response (WG), an expected group (EG), and a group with the best response (BG), based on their PFS (≤3 monthsnths, 3-18 monthsnths, and >18 monthsnths, respectively) and OS (<1 year, 1-3 years, and >3 years, respectively)...
2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27479198/acceptability-of-robot-assistant-in-management-of-type-1-diabetes-in-children
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Majid A Al-Taee, Ritika Kapoor, Christopher Garrett, Pratik Choudhary
BACKGROUND: To find out whether children with type 1 diabetes accept a humanoid robot as an assistant in their diabetes management. In particular, the study aims to determine how the patients feel the robot may contribute to their care and how they respond to advice and education provided by the robot. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A humanoid robot was used in clinic and its acceptability was tested over 3 months in 37 children (aged 6-16 years) with type 1 diabetes during their clinic visits...
September 2016: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
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