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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428760/the-variation-tendency-of-polyamines-forms-and-components-of-polyamine-metabolism-in-zoysiagrass-zoysia-japonica-steud-to-salt-stress-with-exogenous-spermidine-application
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Shucheng Li, Linlin Cui, Yujuan Zhang, Yunwen Wang, Peisheng Mao
To understand dynamic changes in polyamines (PAs) forms and components of polyamine metabolism in zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) response to salt stress with exogenous spermidine (Spd) application, two Chinese zoysia cultivars, z081 and z057, were exposed to sodium chloride stress for 2, 4, 6, and 8 days. The z057 cultivar possesses higher salinity tolerance than the z081 cultivar. Salt stress decreased the zoysiagrass fresh weight (FW) and increased free Spd and spermine (Spm) levels and soluble and insoluble putrescine (Put), Spd and Spm levels in both cultivars...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427400/monitoring-mandibular-movements-to-detect-cheyne-stokes-breathing
#2
Jean-Benoît Martinot, Jean-Christian Borel, Nhat-Nam Le-Dong, Hervé Jean-Pierre Guénard, Valerie Cuthbert, Philip E Silkoff, David Gozal, Jean-Louis Pepin
BACKGROUND: The patterns of mandibular movements (MM) during sleep can be used to identify increased respiratory effort periodic large-amplitude MM (LPM), and cortical arousals associated with "sharp" large-amplitude MM (SPM). We hypothesized that Cheyne Stokes breathing (CSB) may be identified by periodic abnormal MM patterns. The present study aims to evaluate prospectively the concordance between CSB detected by periodic MM and polysomnography (PSG) as gold-standard. The present study aims to evaluate prospectively the concordance between CSB detected by periodic MM and polysomnography (PSG) as gold-standard...
April 20, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426850/second-primary-malignant-neoplasms-and-survival-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
#3
Theresa H M Keegan, Archie Bleyer, Aaron S Rosenberg, Qian Li, Melanie Goldfarb
Importance: Although the increased incidence of second primary malignant neoplasms (SPMs) is a well-known late effect after cancer, few studies have compared survival after an SPM to survival of the same cancer occurring as first primary malignant neoplasm (PM) by age. Objective: To assess the survival impact of SPMs in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) (15-39 years) compared with that of pediatric (<15 years) and older adult (≥40 years) patients with the same SPMs...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426817/evaluation-of-machine-learning-algorithms-and-structural-features-for-optimal-mri-based-diagnostic-prediction-in-psychosis
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Raymond Salvador, Joaquim Radua, Erick J Canales-Rodríguez, Aleix Solanes, Salvador Sarró, José M Goikolea, Alicia Valiente, Gemma C Monté, María Del Carmen Natividad, Amalia Guerrero-Pedraza, Noemí Moro, Paloma Fernández-Corcuera, Benedikt L Amann, Teresa Maristany, Eduard Vieta, Peter J McKenna, Edith Pomarol-Clotet
A relatively large number of studies have investigated the power of structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) data to discriminate patients with schizophrenia from healthy controls. However, very few of them have also included patients with bipolar disorder, allowing the clinically relevant discrimination between both psychotic diagnostics. To assess the efficacy of sMRI data for diagnostic prediction in psychosis we objectively evaluated the discriminative power of a wide range of commonly used machine learning algorithms (ridge, lasso, elastic net and L0 norm regularized logistic regressions, a support vector classifier, regularized discriminant analysis, random forests and a Gaussian process classifier) on main sMRI features including grey and white matter voxel-based morphometry (VBM), vertex-based cortical thickness and volume, region of interest volumetric measures and wavelet-based morphometry (WBM) maps...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407298/spatial-differences-in-the-distribution-of-bone-between-femoral-neck-and-trochanteric-fractures
#5
Aihong Yu, Julio Carballido-Gamio, Ling Wang, Thomas F Lang, Yongbin Su, Xinbao Wu, Manyi Wang, Jie Wei, Chen Yi, Xiaoguang Cheng
There is little knowledge about the spatial distribution differences in volumetric bone mineral density and cortical bone structure at the proximal femur between femoral neck fractures and trochanteric fractures. In this case-control study, a total of 93 women with fragility hip fractures, 72 with femoral neck fractures (mean ± SD age: 70.6 ± 12.7 years) and 21 with trochanteric fractures (75.6 ± 9.3 years), and 50 control subjects (63.7 ± 7.0 years) were included for the comparisons. Differences in the spatial distributions of volumetric bone mineral density, cortical bone thickness, cortical volumetric bone mineral density and volumetric bone mineral density in a layer adjacent to the endosteal surface were investigated using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and surface-based statistical parametric mapping (SPM)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402837/a-critical-examination-of-the-possible-application-of-zinc-stable-isotope-ratios-in-bivalve-mollusks-and-suspended-particulate-matter-to-trace-zinc-pollution-in-a-tropical-estuary
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Daniel Araújo, Wilson Machado, Dominik Weiss, Daniel S Mulholland, Geraldo R Boaventura, Jerome Viers, Jeremie Garnier, Elton L Dantas, Marly Babinski
The application of zinc (Zn) isotopes in bivalve tissues to identify zinc sources in estuaries was critically assessed. We determined the zinc isotope composition of mollusks (Crassostrea brasiliana and Perna perna) and suspended particulate matter (SPM) in a tropical estuary (Sepetiba Bay, Brazil) historically impacted by metallurgical activities. The zinc isotope systematics of the SPM was in line with mixing of zinc derived from fluvial material and from metallurgical activities. In contrast, source mixing alone cannot account for the isotope ratios observed in the bivalves, which are significantly lighter in the contaminated metallurgical zone (δ(66)ZnJMC = +0...
April 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402500/evaluation-of-the-aid-carbapenemase-line-probe-assay-for-rapid-detection-and-identification-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-gram-negative-bacilli
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Guido V Bloemberg, Andrea Braun-Kiewnick, Jan Tedrup, Carla Meijerink, Elena Durer, Claudia Ritter, Peter M Keller, Michael Hombach
Objectives: This study evaluated the AID carbapenemase line probe assay (LPA) for the detection and identification of carbapenem resistance genes in Enterobacteriaceae and other Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) using bacterial cultures and DNA extracts directly from patient urine samples. Methods: The AID carbapenemase LPA detects 13 different carbapenemase genes. Test probe accuracy was verified for using clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates harbouring bla KPC , bla VIM , bla NDM , bla GIM , bla AIM , bla SPM , bla IMP and bla OXA-48 and a well-characterized set of Escherichia coli DH5α strains transformed with the vector plasmid pUC57- kan harbouring bla BIC , bla SIM , bla DIM , bla IMI-3 , bla IMI-1 and bla NMC-A ...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401527/fluid-intelligence-traits-of-personality-and-personality-disorders-in-a-cohort-of-adult-ks-patients-with-the-classic-47-xxy-karyotype
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D Liberato, S Granato, D Grimaldi, F M Rossi, N Tahani, D Gianfrilli, A Anzuini, A Lenzi, G Cavaggioni, A F Radicioni
PURPOSE: Klinefelter's syndrome (KS) is associated with specific neurobehavioral features and personality traits. The aim of our study was to investigate fluid intelligence, personality traits and personality disorders (PD) and possible correlations with testosterone in a cohort of adult KS patients. METHODS: We analyzed 58 adult KS patients with the classic 47, XXY karyotype. The Structured Clinical Interview for axis II disorders was used to assess DSM IV personality disorders...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386575/comparing-diffuse-optical-tomography-and-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-signals-during-a-cognitive-task-pilot-study
#9
Estefania Hernández-Martin, Francisco Marcano, Oscar Casanova, Cristian Modroño, Julio Plata-Bello, Jose Luis González-Mora
Diffuse optical tomography (DOT) measures concentration changes in both oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin providing three-dimensional images of local brain activations. A pilot study, which compares both DOT and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) volumes through t-maps given by canonical statistical parametric mapping (SPM) processing for both data modalities, is presented. The DOT series were processed using a method that is based on a Bayesian filter application on raw DOT data to remove physiological changes and minimum description length application index to select a number of singular values, which reduce the data dimensionality during image reconstruction and adaptation of DOT volume series to normalized standard space...
January 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386115/computer-vision-distortion-correction-of-scanning-probe-microscopy-images
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Iaroslav Gaponenko, Philippe Tückmantel, Benedikt Ziegler, Guillaume Rapin, Manisha Chhikara, Patrycja Paruch
Since its inception, scanning probe microscopy (SPM) has established itself as the tool of choice for probing surfaces and functionalities at the nanoscale. Although recent developments in the instrumentation have greatly improved the metrological aspects of SPM, it is still plagued by the drifts and nonlinearities of the piezoelectric actuators underlying the precise nanoscale motion. In this work, we present an innovative computer-vision-based distortion correction algorithm for offline processing of functional SPM measurements, allowing two images to be directly overlaid with minimal error - thus correlating position with time evolution and local functionality...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382228/a-novel-pm-motor-with-hybrid-pm-excitation-and-asymmetric-rotor-structure-for-high-torque-performance
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Gaohong Xu, Guohai Liu, Xinxin Du, Fangfang Bian
This paper proposes a novel permanent magnet (PM) motor for high torque performance, in which hybrid PM material and asymmetric rotor design are applied. The hybrid PM material is adopted to reduce the consumption of rare-earth PM because ferrite PM is assisted to enhance the torque production. Meanwhile, the rotor structure is designed to be asymmetric by shifting the surface-insert PM (SPM), which is used to improve the torque performance, including average torque and torque ripple. Moreover, the reasons for improvement of the torque performance are explained by evaluation and analysis of the performances of the proposed motor...
May 2017: AIP Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373478/second-primary-malignancy-in-bladder-carcinoma-a-population-based-study
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Amit Khanal, Nibash Budhathoki, Vijay Pal Singh, Binay K Shah
BACKGROUND: A second primary malignancy is a serious long-term complication in cancer survivors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of second primary malignancies (SPM) in adult patients with bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected patients ≥18 years diagnosed with bladder cancer from National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) 13 database. We calculated the risk of second primary malignancies in the bladder cancer patients using the MP-SIR session of SEER*stat software...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366323/effect-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-in-patients-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Jeong Sik Kim, Ji Hye Seo, Mi-Ri Kang, Min Jae Seong, Won Gu Lee, Eun Yeon Joo, Seung Bong Hong
OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is commonly associated with neural and cognitive deficits induced by recurrent hypoxemia and sleep fragment. The aims of this study were to use statistical parametric mapping (SPM) to analyze changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in untreated patients with severe OSA before and after nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment, examine the impact of OSA-related variables on rCBF, and assess the therapeutic effect of nasal CPAP treatment...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365269/does-promoting-resolution-instead-of-inhibiting-inflammation-represent-the-new-paradigm-in-treating-infections
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REVIEW
Jesmond Dalli
Infections arise when the host response is overwhelmed by pathogens leading to organ dysfunction. In some instances patients progress to more severe conditions, including septic shock, that are associated with increased mortality. Current strategies in treating infections aim at either blocking inflammation using inhibitors to pro-inflammatory molecules and/or inhibiting bacterial growth using antibiotics. These approaches find their origins in studies conducted by Joseph Lister who demonstrated that applying carbolic acid to wounds promoted wound healing without suppuration, reducing both the necessity of amputation and mortality...
April 5, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362857/a-novel-synaptic-junction-preparation-for-the-identification-and-characterization-of-cleft-proteins
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Amelia Burch, Jung-Hwa Tao-Cheng, Ayse Dosemeci
Identification of synaptic cleft components has been hampered by the lack of a suitable preparation enriched in synaptic junctions devoid of adjoining peripheral membranes. Prior strategies for the isolation of synaptic junctions, relying on detergents for the removal of peripheral membranes, resulted in substantial loss of membranes lining the cleft. Here, a novel, detergent-free method is described for the preparation of a synaptic junction (SJ) fraction, using phospholipase A2. Limited digestion of synaptic plasma membrane (SPM) fraction with phospholipase A2 followed by centrifugation over a sucrose cushion results in selective removal of membranes peripheral to the cleft while junctional membranes remain relatively intact as observed by electron microscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360000/spatial-distribution-of-organic-contaminants-in-three-rivers-of-southern-england-bound-to-suspended-particulate-material-and-dissolved-in-water
#16
John L Wilkinson, Peter S Hooda, Julian Swinden, James Barker, Stephen Barton
The spatial distribution of pharmaceuticals, personal care products (PPCPs) and other emerging contaminants (ECs) such as plasticisers, perflourinated compounds (PFCs) and illicit drug metabolites in water and bound to suspended particulate material (SPM) is not well-understood. Here, we quantify levels of thirteen selected contaminants in water (n=88) and their partition to suspended particulate material (SPM, n=16) in three previously-unstudied rivers of Greater London and Southern England during a key reproduction/spawning period...
March 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356517/protectin-d1n-3-dpa-and-resolvin-d5n-3-dpa-are-effectors-of-intestinal-protection
#17
Thomas Gobbetti, Jesmond Dalli, Romain A Colas, Donata Federici Canova, Marius Aursnes, Delphine Bonnet, Laurent Alric, Nathalie Vergnolle, Celine Deraison, Trond V Hansen, Charles N Serhan, Mauro Perretti
The resolution of inflammation is an active process orchestrated by specialized proresolving lipid mediators (SPM) that limit the host response within the affected tissue; failure of effective resolution may lead to tissue injury. Because persistence of inflammatory signals is a main feature of chronic inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), herein we investigate expression and functions of SPM in intestinal inflammation. Targeted liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry-based metabololipidomics was used to identify SPMs from n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in human IBD colon biopsies, quantifying a significant up-regulation of the resolvin and protectin pathway compared with normal gut tissue...
March 29, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352187/risk-of-subsequent-primary-malignancies-among-patients-with-prior-colorectal-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study
#18
Jiao Yang, Shuting Li, Meng Lv, Yinying Wu, Zheling Chen, Yanwei Shen, Biyuan Wang, Ling Chen, Min Yi, Jin Yang
BACKGROUND: The site-distribution pattern and relative risk of subsequent primary malignancies (SPMs) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients remains to be determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based cohort of 288,390 CRC patients diagnosed between 1973 and 2012 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was retrospectively reviewed. Standardized incidence ratios were calculated to estimate the relative risk for SPMs. RESULTS: The overall risk of SPMs increased in CRC patients (standardized incidence ratio 1...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341541/pro-resolving-actions-of-spm-in-adipose-tissue-biology
#19
REVIEW
Joan Clària, Cristina López-Vicario, Bibiana Rius, Esther Titos
White adipose tissue plays an important endocrine role in balancing metabolic homeostasis. During conditions of nutrient excess, as occurs in obesity, there is an expansion of adipose tissue mass associated with a state of "low-grade" inflammation in this tissue. This chronic, unresolved inflammation of adipose tissue is deleterious and leads to many pathological sequelae associated with obesity including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Recently, a novel genus of anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving lipid mediators endogenously generated from membrane phospholipid-derived polyunsaturated fatty acids has been identified during the resolution phase of acute inflammation...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338430/trends-of-second-primary-malignancy-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-israel
#20
Elena Izkhakov, Micha Barchana, Irena Liphshitz, Barbara G Silverman, Naftali Stern, Lital Keinan-Boker
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer (TC) is the most common endocrine malignancy. TC patients have a good prognosis and a low disease-related mortality rate. Since such patients are often young, they may be at a higher risk for a second primary malignancy (SPM). This study sought to determine the incidence, risk, and types of SPM between 1980 and 2011, and to assess SPM trends over time among Israeli TC patients. METHODS: Data were derived from the Israel National Cancer Registry...
April 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
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