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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048956/geographic-distribution-of-scorpion-exposures-in-the-united-states-2010-2015
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A Min Kang, Daniel E Brooks
OBJECTIVES: To determine the geographic distribution of scorpion envenomations in the United States by zip code, with particular attention to the neurotoxic Centruroides sculpturatus (Arizona bark scorpion), for which an antivenom is available. METHODS: We obtained scorpion exposure cases for 2010 to 2015 from the National Poison Data System. Using geographic information systems software, we mapped total exposures and incidence rates for 9 states that reported more than 100 annual calls...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048487/the-genome-draft-of-coconut-cocos-nucifera
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Yong Xiao, Pengwei Xu, Haikuo Fan, Luc Baudouin, Wei Xia, Stéphanie Bocs, Junyang Xu, Qiong Li, Anping Guo, Lixia Zhou, Jing Li, Yi Wu, Zilong Ma, Alix Armero, Auguste Emmanuel Issali, Na Liu, Ming Peng, Yaodong Yang
Background: Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera, 2n = 32), a member of genus Cocos and family Arecaceae (Palmaceae), is an important tropical fruit and oil crop. Currently, coconut palm is cultivated in 93 countries, including Central and South America, East and West Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific island, with a total growth area of more than 12 million hectares (www.fao.org/faostat/en/). Coconut palm is generally classified into two main categories: "Tall" (flowering 8-10 years after planting) and "Dwarf" (flowering 4-6 years after planting), based on morphological characteristics and breeding habits...
October 5, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046320/mortality-and-cerebrovascular-events-following-heart-rhythm-disorder-management-procedures
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Justin Z Lee, Jayna Ling, Nancy N Diehl, David O Hodge, Deepak Padmanabhan, Ammar M Killu, Malini Madhavan, Peter A Noseworthy, Suraj Kapa, Christopher J McLeod, Yong-Mei Cha, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Komandoor Srivathsan, Fred M Kusumoto, Win-Kuang Shen, Paul A Friedman, Thomas M Munger, Samuel J Asirvatham, Douglas L Packer, Siva K Mulpuru
Background -Recognition of rates and causes of hard, patient-centered outcomes of death and cerebrovascular event (CVE) after heart rhythm disorder management (HRDM) procedures is an essential step for development of quality improvement programs in electrophysiology laboratories. Our primary aim was to assess and characterize death and CVE (stroke or transient ischemic attack) after HRDM procedures over a 17-year period. Methods -We performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing HRDM procedures between January 2000 and November 2016 at the Mayo Clinic...
October 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045960/pharmacokinetics-of-once-daily-prolonged-release-formulation-of-tacrolimus-in-children-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
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Y Han, S Q DU, H J Xiao, Y Zhou, J Ding, J J Ding, Y M Cui
OBJECTIVE: Tacrolimus prolonged-release(PR) formulation is a new once-daily formulation of the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus, which is currently used in adult liver or kidney transplant patients,and is also gradually widely used in children with nephrotic syndrome.The present study was undertaken to preliminarily investigate the pharmacokinetic characteristics of tacrolimus PR in pediatric nephrotic syndrome recipients. METHODS: This single-center open-label prospective study was performed in pediatric nephrotic syndrome recipients...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045274/recruiting-american-indian-alaska-native-students-to-medical-school-a-multi-institutional-alliance-in-the-u-s-southwest
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Marlene P Ballejos, Polly Olsen, Tanisha Price-Johnson, Cindy Garcia, Tassy Parker, Robert E Sapién, Valerie Romero-Leggott
PROBLEM: Despite national efforts to diversify the physician workforce, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals have the least representation of all major racial and ethnic groups. Limited resources at state medical schools present institution-level recruitment challenges. Unified efforts to engage AI/AN students in premedical education activities are needed. APPROACH: The medical schools at the Universities of Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson), Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah identified a collective need to increase student diversity, particularly with regard to AI/AN students...
October 17, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037243/gardening-in-the-desert-a-spatial-optimization-approach-to-locating-gardens-in-rapidly-expanding-urban-environments
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Elizabeth A Mack, Daoqin Tong, Kevin Credit
BACKGROUND: Food access is a global issue, and for this reason, a wealth of studies are dedicated to understanding the location of food deserts and the benefits of urban gardens. However, few studies have linked these two strands of research together to analyze whether urban gardening activity may be a step forward in addressing issues of access for food desert residents. METHODS: The Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area is used as a case to demonstrate the utility of spatial optimization models for siting urban gardens near food deserts and on vacant land...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032014/high-intermediate-prostate-cancer-treated-with-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-with-or-without-androgen-deprivation-therapy
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Tom Pickles, W James Morris, Mira Keyes
PURPOSE: To describe outcomes of men with unfavorable (high-tier) intermediate risk prostate cancer (H-IR) treated with low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy, with or without 6 months of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with H-IR prostate cancer, treated before 2012 with LDR brachytherapy without external radiation are included. Baseline tumor characteristics are described. Outcomes between groups receiving ADT are measured by Phoenix (nadir +2 ng/mL), and threshold 0...
October 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030555/highly-compressed-water-structure-observed-in-a-perchlorate-aqueous-solution
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Samuel Lenton, Natasha H Rhys, James J Towey, Alan K Soper, Lorna Dougan
The discovery by the Phoenix Lander of calcium and magnesium perchlorates in Martian soil samples has fueled much speculation that flows of perchlorate brines might be the cause of the observed channeling and weathering in the surface. Here, we study the structure of a mimetic of Martian water, magnesium perchlorate aqueous solution at its eutectic composition, using neutron diffraction in combination with hydrogen isotope labeling and empirical potential structure refinement. We find that the tetrahedral structure of water is heavily perturbed, the effect being equivalent to pressurizing pure water to pressures of order 2 GPa or more...
October 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029889/brachytherapy-for-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-androgen-deprivation-and-the-risk-of%C3%A2-death
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Tom Pickles, Scott Tyldesley, Jeremy Hamm, Sean A Virani, W James Morris, Mira Keyes
PURPOSE: To determine whether the use of 6 months' adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) combined with brachytherapy for intermediate-risk (IR) and low-risk (LR) prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from men treated in the British Columbia Cancer Agency brachytherapy program from 1998 to 2012. Men were categorized by risk group and ADT use...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027533/factors-associated-with-circulating-concentrations-of-irisin-in-the-general-population-cohort-of-the-abcd-study
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S Buscemi, D Corleo, S Vasto, C Buscemi, M F Massenti, D Nuzzo, G Lucisano, A M Barile, G Rosafio, V Maniaci, C Giordano
BACKGROUND: Animal studies have shown that irisin is a myokine secreted following physical exercise, and that it induces the remodeling of white adipose tissue toward brown adipose tissue. Therefore, a protective role of irisin against obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic and cardiovascular conditions has been hypothesized. However, data in humans are contradictory and few data are available concerning the general population. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the association between serum irisin concentrations and habitual physical activity, as well as other metabolic and cardiovascular factors in a general population in a Mediterranean area...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023967/copper-toxicity-and-date-palm-seedling-tolerance-monitoring-of-related-biomarkers
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Zayneb ChaÂBene, Imen Rekik Hakim, Agnieszka Rorat, Amine Elleuch, Hafedh Mejdoub, Franck Vandenbulcke
Date palm seeds were exposed to different copper solutions to examine plant stress responses. Low Cu concentrations (0.02 and 0.2 mM) caused an increase of seed germination, whereas, higher Cu amount (2 mM) significantly inhibited seeds germination, delayed hypocotyl elongation, increased seedling mortality and reduced germination index by more than 90 %. Metal-related toxicity symptoms appeared after 15 days of 2 mM Cu exposure. Biochemical activities, like amylase activity and redox balance elements were examined in order to study the relationship between external Cu amount and internal plant response...
October 12, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023011/effect-of-agno3-and-bap-on-root-as-a-novel-explant-in-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera-cv-medjool-somatic-embryogenesis
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Marjan Roshanfekrrad, Reza Zarghami, Hassan Hassani, Hedayat Zakizadeh, Ali Salari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Somatic embryogenesis techniques are used for cloning a wide range of varieties of date palms around the world. The aim of the present study was to develop an efficient method with the lowest cost and the greatest potential to obtain in vitro plantlets of date palm cv. Medjool. Also, produce embryogenic callus and somatic embryos without using 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). METHODOLOGY: In this study, produced plantlets through somatic embryogenesis were used in vitro roots as explant cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) media containing three level of Silver Nitrate (AgNO3) (0, 3 and 6 mg L-1) plus two level of 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) (0 and 2 mg L-1) plus 0...
2017: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020574/suicidal-and-help-seeking-behaviors-among-youth-in-an-online-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer-and-questioning-social-network
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Megan C Lytle, Vincent M B Silenzio, Christopher M Homan, Phoenix Schneider, Eric D Caine
LGBTQ youth have a great burden for suicidal ideation/behavior compared to their non-LGBTQ peers. While scholars have explored risk factors for suicidal behaviors, little is known about protective factors among LGBTQ youth, let alone within group differences in terms of help-seeking. Data were collected from 203 TrevorSpace (e.g., a social network for LGBTQ youth) users via online survey to examine suicidal and help-seeking behaviors among LGBTQ individuals. Among participants who reported suicidal ideation/behavior, a large proportion did not seek help (73...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020522/teaching-learning-and-performance-in-the-surgical-workplace-insights-from-the-examination-of-intraoperative-interactions
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Gary Sutkin, Eliza Beth Littleton, Steven L Kanter, Anna T Cianciolo, Xiaodong Phoenix Chen, Alexandra Cope, Timothy Koschmann
This Conversations Starter article presents a selected research abstract from the 2017 Association of American Medical Colleges Central Region Group on Educational Affairs annual spring meeting. The abstract is paired with the integrative commentary of three experts who shared their thoughts stimulated by the study. These thoughts explore the value of examining intraoperative interactions among attending surgeons and residents for enhancing instructional scaffolding; entrustment decision making; and distinguishing teaching, learning, and performance in the workplace...
October 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020271/renal-denervation-will-the-phoenix-rise-from-the-ashes
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Franz H Messerli, Sripal Bangalore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988157/short-and-long-term-mortality-following-bleeding-events-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-four-validated-bleeding-scales-in-the-champion-trials
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Muthiah Vaduganathan, Robert A Harrington, Gregg W Stone, Ph Gabriel Steg, C Michael Gibson, Christian W Hamm, Matthew J Price, Renato D Lopes, Sergio Leonardi, Efthymios N Deliargyris, Jayne Prats, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Harvey D White, Deepak L Bhatt
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of periprocedural bleeding based on various definitions on 30-day and one-year all-cause mortality in patients undergoing routine or urgent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS: In this exploratory analysis of 25,107 patients enrolled in the three phase-3 CHAMPION trials, we assessed the prognostic impact of four bleeding scales (GUSTO, TIMI, ACUITY, and BARC) at 48 hrs...
October 8, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978682/comparison-of-different-phenotypic-approaches-to-screen-and-detect-mecc-harboring-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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André Kriegeskorte, Evgeny A Idelevich, Andreas Schlattmann, Franziska Layer, Birgit Strommenger, Olivier Denis, Gavin K Paterson, Mark A Holmes, Guido Werner, Karsten Becker
Similar to mecA, mecC confers resistance against beta-lactams, leading to the phenotype of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, mecC-harboring MRSA pose special difficulties in their detection. The aim of this study was to assess and compare different phenotypic systems for screening, identification, and susceptibility testing of mecC-positive MRSA isolates. A well-characterized collection of mecC-positive S. aureus isolates (n = 111) was used for evaluation. Routinely used approaches were studied to determine their suitability to correctly identify mecC-harboring MRSA including three (semi-)automated antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) systems and five selective chromogenic agar plates...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978681/high-stringency-evaluation-of-the-automated-bd-phoenix%C3%A2-cpo-detect-and-rapidec%C3%A2-carba-np-tests-for-detection-and-classification-of-carbapenemases
#18
Gina Thomson, David Turner, William Brasso, Susan Kircher, Thierry Guillet, Kenneth Thomson
There is an urgent need for rapid, accurate detection and classification of carbapenemases. The current study evaluated the automated BD Phoenix™ CPO Detect and the manual bioMérieux RAPIDEC® CARBA NP for meeting these needs. Both tests were challenged with 294 Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii chosen to provide extreme diagnostic difficulty. Carbapenemases such as KPC, NMC-A, IMI, SME, NDM, SPM, IMP, VIM, OXA-23, 40, 48, 58, 72, 181, and 232 were produced by 243 isolates and 51 carbapenemase-negative isolates included porin mutants and producers of ESBLs, AmpCs, K1, and broad spectrum β-lactamases...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975486/sodium-fluoroacetate-toxicity-a-case-report-of-malicious-poisoning-in-dogs-across-a-phoenix-arizona-neighborhood
#19
Alexandra Brower, Jason Struthers, Jemima Schmidt
In May 2016, thirteen dogs housed in backyards within a single neighborhood were reported to have developed convulsions and died within a 24 h period. An investigation of the scene by law enforcement resulted in submission of eight dogs for postmortem examination. It was suspected that a rapid acting toxin was the cause of death. A gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometry (GC-MS) protocol combined with thin-layer chromatography that allows screening for common convulsants failed to identify a toxin in either pooled gastric content or liver samples from select cases...
October 3, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964373/phenolic-composition-profiling-of-different-edible-parts-and-by-products-of-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera-l-by-using-hplc-dad-esi-ms-n
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Ibrahim M Abu-Reidah, Ángel Gil-Izquierdo, Sonia Medina, Federico Ferreres
Fruits and vegetables are an important source of dietary antioxidants and epidemiological studies show that their regular intake in the diet may decrease the risk of several chronic diseases. Phoenix dactylifera L. (date palm or dates) is an important crop, widely used in the Arabian region and in other parts of the world as a food and also in folk medicine, due to its health-promoting properties. Antioxidant phytochemicals present in plant foods are partly responsible for such health benefits. The antioxidants present in dates are mainly phenolics, like flavonoids and phenolic acids...
October 2017: Food Research International
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