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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732157/large-scale-statistics-for-threshold-optimization-of-optically-pumped-nanowire-lasers
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Juan Arturo Alanis, Dhruv Saxena, Sudha Mokkapati, Nian Jiang, Kun Peng, Xiaoyan Tang, Lan Fu, Hark Hoe Tan, Chennupati Jagadish, Patrick Parkinson
Single nanowire lasers based on bottom-up III-V materials have been shown to exhibit room-temperature near-infrared lasing, making them highly promising for use as nanoscale, silicon-integrable and coherent light sources. While lasing behavior is reproducible, small variations in growth conditions across a substrate arising from the use of bottom-up growth techniques can introduce inter-wire disorder, either through geometric or material inhomogeneity. Nanolasers critically depend on both high material quality and tight dimensional tolerances, and as such, lasing threshold is both sensitive to, and a sensitive probe of such inhomogeneity...
July 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726590/a-method-of-managing-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-absence-of-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-the-ice-protocol
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Randall Chesnut, Nancy Temkin, Sureyya Dikmen, Carlos Rondina, Walter Videtta, Gustavo Petroni, Silvia Lujan, Victor Alanis, Antonio Luis Eiras Falcao, Gustavo La Fuente, Luis Gonzalez, Manuel Jibaja, Arturo Lavendez, Freddy Sandi Lora, Roberto Merida, Ricardo Romero, James Pridgeon, Jason Barber, Joan Machamer, Kelley Chaddock
Purpose - The imaging- and clinical-examination (ICE) algorithm used in the BEST TRIP ICP randomized controlled trial is the only prospectively investigated clinical protocol for TBI management without ICP monitoring. As the default literature standard, it warrants careful evaluation. Methods - We present the ICE protocol in detail and analyse the demographics, outcome, treatment intensity, frequency of intervention usage, and related adverse events in the ICE-protocol cohort. Results - The 167 ICE protocol patients were young (median 29 years) with a median Glasgow Coma Scale motor score of 4 but with anisocoria or abnormal pupillary reactivity in 40%...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709512/correlates-of-sleep-quality-and-sleep-duration-in-a-sample-of-urban-dwelling-elderly-nigerian-women
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Michael B Fawale, Isiaka Alani Ismaila, Adekunle F Mustapha, Morenikeji A Komolafe, Olanrewaju Ibigbami
OBJECTIVES: Aging, female sex, and urbanization increase the risk of sleep impairment. Sleep in urban-dwelling elderly African women has been sparsely studied. We studied the characteristics and correlates of sleep quality and habitual sleep duration in a primary care population of urban-living Nigerian women. METHODS: Sleep quality and sleep duration over the previous 1 month were estimated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Excessive daytime sleepiness, risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and depressive symptoms were also assessed...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703313/mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-new-platform-for-targeting-suicide-genes-in-cancer
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Rana Moradian Tehrani, Javad Verdi, Mahdi Noureddini, Rasoul Salehi, Reza Salarinia, Meysam Mosalaei, Miganosh Simonian, Behrang Alani, Moosa Rahimi Ghiasi, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Hamid Reza Mirzaei, Hamed Mirzaie
One of the important strategies for the treatment of cancer is gene therapy which has the potential to exclusively eradicate malignant cells, without any damage to the normal tissues. Gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy (GDEPT) is a two-step gene therapy approach, where a suicide gene is directed to tumor cells. The gene encodes an enzyme that expressed intracellularly where it is able to convert a prodrug into cytotoxic metabolites. Various delivery systems have been developed to achieve the appropriate levels of tumor restricted expression of chemotherapeutic drugs...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693640/all-terrain-vehicle-related-injuries-and-deaths-in-newfoundland-and-labrador-between-2003-and-2013-a-retrospective-trauma-registry-review
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Holly Black, Desmond Whalen, Sabrina Alani, Peter Rogers, Cathy MacLean
BACKGROUND: Injury and death involving all-terrain vehicles (ATV) has been reported in a number of Canadian provinces. The objective of this study is to describe the frequency, nature, severity, population affected, immediate health costs, efficacy of related legislation, and helmet use in ATV related injuries and deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). METHODS: A retrospective review of injured or deceased ATV riders of all ages entered in the Newfoundland and Labrador Trauma Registry from 2003 to 2013 was conducted...
July 11, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658390/foliar-phenolic-compounds-of-ten-wild-species-of-verbenacea-as-antioxidants-and-specific-chemomarkers
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J A Ávila-Reyes, N Almaraz-Abarca, A I Chaidez-Ayala, D Ramírez-Noya, E A Delgado-Alvarado, R Torres-Ricario, N Naranjo-Jiménez, R E Alanís-Bañuelos
The family Verbenaceae hosts important species used in traditional medicine of many countries. The taxonomic controversies concerning the specific delimitation of several of its species make it difficult to guarantee the botanical origin of herbal preparations based on species of this family. To contribute to the development of both specific chemomarkers and a quality control tool to authenticate the botanical origin of herbal preparations of Verbenacea species, we determined the foliar HPLC-DAD phenolic profiles and the antioxidant properties of 10 wild species of this family occurring in Mexico...
June 26, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633591/approaches-in-topical-ocular-drug-delivery-and-developments-in-the-use-of-contact-lenses-as-drug-delivery-devices
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Prina Mehta, Rita Haj-Ahmad, Ali Al-Kinani, Muhammad Sohail Arshad, Ming-Wei Chang, Raid G Alany, Zeeshan Ahmad
Drug-delivery approaches have diversified over the last two decades with the emergence of nanotechnologies, smart polymeric systems and multimodal functionalities. The intended target for specific treatment of disease is the key defining developing parameter. One such area which has undergone significant advancements relates to ocular delivery. This has been expedited by the development of material advancement, mechanistic concepts and through the deployment of advanced process technologies. This review will focus on the developments within lens-based drug delivery while touching on conventional and current methods of topical ocular drug delivery...
July 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625688/electrically-atomised-formulations-of-timolol-maleate-for-direct-and-on-demand-ocular-lens-coatings
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Prina Mehta, Ali Al-Kinani, Rita Haj-Ahmad, Muhammad Sohail Arshad, Ming-Wei Chang, G Raid Alany, Zeeshan Ahmad
Advances in nanotechnology have enabled solutions for challenging drug delivery targets. While the eye presents numerous emerging opportunities for delivery, analysis and sensing; issues persist for conventional applications. This includes liquid phase formulation localisation on the ocular surface once administered as formulated eye-drops; with the vast majority of dosage (>90%) escaping from the administered site due to tear production and various drainage mechanisms. The work presented here demonstrates a single needle electrohydrodynamic (EHD) engineering process to nano-coat (as an on demand and controllable fiber depositing method) the surface of multiple contact lenses rendering formulations to be stationary on the lens and at the bio-interface...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618035/population-pharmacokinetics-of-imatinib-in-nigerians-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-clinical-implications-for-dosing-and-resistance
#9
Babatunde Ayodeji Adeagbo, Tiwalade Adewale Olugbade, Muheez Alani Durosinmi, Rahman Ayodele Bolarinwa, Kayode Ogungbenro, Oluseye Oladotun Bolaji
Imatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is the drug of choice for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia in Nigeria. Several studies have established interindividual and interpopulation variations in imatinib disposition although no pharmacokinetic study have been conducted in an African population since the introduction of the drug. This study explored a population pharmacokinetic approach to investigate the disposition of imatinib in Nigerians and examined the involvement of some covariates including genetic factors in the variability of the drug disposition with a view to optimize the use of the drug in this population...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604646/effect-of-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-extraction-parameters-on-the-biological-activities-and-metabolites-present-in-extracts-from-arthrospira-platensis
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Diego A Esquivel-Hernández, José Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Sara P Cuéllar-Bermúdez, J Saúl García-Pérez, Elena I Mancera-Andrade, Jade E Núñez-Echevarría, Aura Ontiveros-Valencia, Magdalena Rostro-Alanis, Rebeca M García-García, J Antonio Torres, Wei Ning Chen, Roberto Parra-Saldívar
Arthrospira platensis was used to obtain functional extracts through supercritical carbon dioxide extraction (SFE-CO₂). Pressure (P), temperature (T), co-solvent (CX), static extraction (SX), dispersant (Di) and dynamic extraction (DX) were evaluated as process parameters through a Plackett-Burman design. The maximum extract yield obtained was 7.48 ± 0.15% w/w. The maximum contents of bioactive metabolites in extracts were 0.69 ± 0.09 µg/g of riboflavin, 5.49 ± 0.10 µg/g of α-tocopherol, 524.46 ± 0...
June 12, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603107/anti-fungal-and-anti-mycobacterial-activity-of-plants-of-nuevo-leon-mexico
#11
Blanca Alicia Alanis Garza, Joel López Arroyo, Gloria González González, Elvira Garza González, Elvira Garza González, Noemí Waksman de Torres, Ricardo Salazar Aranda
Severe fungal infections, particularly those caused by Candida spp, have increased in recent decades and are associated with an extremely high rate of morbidity and mortality. Since plants are an important source of potentially bioactive compounds, in this work the antifungal activity of the methanol extracts of 10 plants (Acacia rigidula, Buddleja cordata, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Juglans nigra, Parkinsonia aculeata, Parthenium hysterophorus, Quercus canbyi, Ricinus communis, Salvia coccinea and Teucrium bicolor) were evaluated...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603066/differential-gene-expression-profiles-according-to-the-iaslc-ats-ers-histopathological-classification-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-subtypes
#12
Camilo Molina-Romero, Claudia Rangel-Escareño, Alette Ortega-Gómez, Gerardo J Alanis-Funes, Alejandro Aviles-Salas, Federico Avila-Moreno, Gabriela E Mercado, Andres F Cardona, Alfredo Hidalgo-Miranda, Oscar Arrieta
The current lung cancer classification from the Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) / the American Thoracic Society (ATS)/ the European Respiratory Society (ERS) has considerably changed the pathologic diagnosis of lung invasive adenocarcinoma, identifying disease subtypes with substantial implications for medical practice, such as clinical, radiological, molecular and prognostic differences. We analyzed the differences in the genetic expression of adenocarcinoma subtypes according to the new classification...
June 8, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586647/phosphate-starvation-dependent-iron-mobilization-induces-cle14-expression-to-trigger-root-meristem-differentiation-through-clv2-pepr2-signaling
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Dolores Gutiérrez-Alanís, Lenin Yong-Villalobos, Pedro Jiménez-Sandoval, Fulgencio Alatorre-Cobos, Araceli Oropeza-Aburto, Javier Mora-Macías, Federico Sánchez-Rodríguez, Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez, Luis Herrera-Estrella
Low inorganic phosphate (Pi) availability causes terminal differentiation of the root apical meristem (RAM), a phenomenon known as root meristem exhaustion or determined growth. Here, we report that the CLE14 peptide acts as a key player in this process. Low Pi stress induces iron mobilization in the RAM through the action of LPR1/LPR2, causing expression of CLE14 in the proximal meristem region. CLV2 and PEPR2 receptors perceive CLE14 and trigger RAM differentiation, with concomitant downregulation of SHR/SCR and PIN/AUXIN pathway...
June 5, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570877/quinone-functionalized-activated-carbon-improves-the-reduction-of-congo-red-coupled-to-the-removal-of-p-cresol-in-a-uasb-reactor
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Luis H Alvarez, Iris C Arvizu, Refugio Bernardo García-Reyes, Claudia M Martinez, Daniel Olivo-Alanis, Yair A Del Angel
In this research was immobilized anthraquinone-2-sulfonate (AQS) on granular activated carbon (GAC) to evaluate its capacity to reduce congo red (CR) in batch reactor and continuous UASB reactors. The removal of p-cresol coupled to the reduction of CR was also evaluated. Results show that the immobilization of AQS on GAC (GAC-AQS) achieved 0.469mmol/g, improving 2.85-times the electron-transferring capacity compared to unmodified GAC. In batch, incubations with GAC-AQS achieved a rate of decolorization of 2...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550931/usefulness-of-the-mitral-regurgitation-severity-index-to-assess-the-severity-of-chronic-mitral-regurgitation
#15
Luis Afonso, Mohamed Shokr, Emmanuel Akintoye, Alexandros Briasoulis, Issa Alesh, Anas Alani, Nitin Mahajan, Vikas Veeranna, Ashraf Mostafa, Hammam Zmily, Tesfaye Telila, Sandip Zalawadiya
Existing metrics for grading mitral regurgitation (MR) are limited and fraught with high interobserver variability. We developed and evaluated a Doppler-based, semiquantitative novel index (Mitral Regurgitation Severity Index [MRSI]) of MR severity. In a total of 125 patients (70 in the derivation cohort and 55 in the validation cohort), MRSI was calculated as a ratio of time velocity integral of mitral inflow (continuous-wave Doppler-TVI MV) to the time velocity integral of the left ventricle outflow (pulse-wave Doppler-TVI LVOT)...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533419/dna-replication-and-mismatch-repair-safeguard-against-metabolic-imbalances
#16
Carol M Manhart, Eric Alani
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May 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525650/detection-of-damage-on-single-or-double-stranded-dna-in-a-population-exposed-to-arsenic-in-drinking-water
#17
J Jiménez-Villarreal, D I Rivas-Armendariz, C P Pineda-Belmontes, N D Betancourt-Martínez, M A Macías-Corral, A J Guerra-Alanis, M S Niño-Castañeda, J Morán-Martínez
Different studies have suggested an association between arsenic (As) exposure and damage to single-stranded DNA by reactive oxygen species derived from the biotransformation of arsenic. The single strand damages are converted to double strand damage upon interaction with ultraviolet radiation. Analysis of genomic integrity is important for assessing the genotoxicity caused by environmental pollutants. In this study, we compared the concentration of As in drinking water, nutritional status, lifestyle variables, and the level of genotoxicity in an exposed population and a control group...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516220/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-supportive-care-needs-among-newly-diagnosed-mexican-breast-cancer-patients
#18
Adriana Pérez-Fortis, Joke Fleer, Juan José Sánchez-Sosa, María Guadalupe Veloz-Martínez, Patricia Alanís-López, Maya J Schroevers, Adelita V Ranchor
PURPOSE: Mexican breast cancer patients are generally diagnosed in advanced stages of the disease and often experience delays in cancer treatment delivery. Currently, little is known about these patients' psychological care needs. This study assessed levels and correlates of supportive care needs of Mexican breast cancer patients around the time of cancer diagnosis. METHODS: One hundred seventy-three newly diagnosed Mexican breast cancer patients participated in the study...
May 17, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492805/first-record-of-craspedacusta-sowerbii-lankester-1880-hydrozoa-limnomedusae-in-a-natural-freshwater-lagoon-of-uruguay-with-notes-on-polyp-stage-in-captivity
#19
M G Failla Siquier, W S Serra Alanis, C Martinez Debat
The freshwater cnidarian Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester 1880, has invaded lakes and ponds as well as artificial water bodies throughout the world. The first record in Uruguay corresponding to the jellyfish was made in 1961 in two artificial fountains, with no mention of the polyp form. Although local reports of other related polyp species have been made, information on the benthic form of C. sowerbii is lacking. Here we report the finding of live frustules, solitary individuals, medusae and colonies from a natural lagoon in August 2010, allowing us to observe the morphology and behavior of the polyp stage in captivity...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464959/temporal-genetic-changes-in-plasmodium-vivax-apical-membrane-antigen-1-over-19%C3%A2-years-of-transmission-in-southern-mexico
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Alejandro Flores-Alanis, Lilia González-Cerón, Frida Santillán, Cecilia Ximenez, Marco A Sandoval, René Cerritos
BACKGROUND: Mexico advanced to the pre-elimination phase in 2009 due to a significant reduction in malaria cases, and since 2000, Plasmodium vivax is the only species transmitted. During the last two decades, malaria transmission has been mostly local and isolated to a few regions. It is important to gain further insights into the impact of control measures on the parasite population structure. Hence, the aim of the current study was to determine detailed changes in P. vivax genetic diversity and population structure based on analysing the gene that encodes the apical membrane antigen 1 (pvama1)...
May 2, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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