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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921162/multicentre-randomized-trial-of-the-ajust%C3%A2-single-incision-sling-compared-to-the-align%C3%A2-transobturator-tape-sling
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Jordi Sabadell, Marta Palau-Gené, Eva Huguet, Anabel Montero-Armengol, Sabina Salicrú, Jose L Poza
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Tension-free suburethral tapes have become the first-line surgical treatment for female stress urinary incontinence. Single-incision midurethral slings (SIMS) were introduced with the aim of offering similar efficacy with reduced morbidity, particularly postoperative pain. The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness and complications of the Ajust™ SIMS and the Align™ transobturator tape sling. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial with a noninferiority design...
December 5, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920737/facets-of-the-fundamental-content-dimensions-agency-with-competence-and-assertiveness-communion-with-warmth-and-morality
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Andrea E Abele, Nicole Hauke, Kim Peters, Eva Louvet, Aleksandra Szymkow, Yanping Duan
Agency (A) and communion (C) are fundamental content dimensions. We propose a facet-model that differentiates A into assertiveness (AA) and competence (AC) and C into warmth (CW) and morality (CM). We tested the model in a cross-cultural study by comparing data from Asia, Australia, Europe, and the USA (overall N = 1.808). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported our model. Both the two-factor model and the four-factor model showed good fit indices across countries. Participants answered additional measures intended to demonstrate the fruitfulness of distinguishing the facets...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919317/drosophila-neprilysins-control-insulin-signaling-and-food-intake-via-cleavage-of-regulatory-peptides
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Benjamin Hallier, Ronja Schiemann, Eva Cordes, Jessica Vitos-Faleato, Stefan Walter, Jürgen J Heinisch, Anders Malmendal, Achim Paululat, Heiko Meyer
Insulin and IGF signaling are critical to numerous developmental and physiological processes, with perturbations being pathognomonic of various diseases, including diabetes. Although the functional roles of the respective signaling pathways have been extensively studied, the control of insulin production and release is only partially understood. Herein, we show that in Drosophila expression of insulin-like peptides is regulated by neprilysin activity. Concomitant phenotypes of altered neprilysin expression included impaired food intake, reduced body size, and characteristic changes in the metabolite composition...
December 6, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919270/delayed-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-air-emboli-after-open-heart-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-a-success-story
#4
Eva Niyibizi, Guillaume Elyes Kembi, Claude Lae, Rodrigue Pignel, Tornike Sologashvili
BACKGROUND: The current case describes a rare diagnosis of iatrogenic air emboli after elective cardiopulmonary bypass that was successfully treated with delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with good clinical evolution in spite of rare complications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35 years old male was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for post-operative management after being placed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for an elective ventricular septal defect closure and aortic valvuloplasty...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919246/adjacent-sequences-disclose-potential-for-intra-genomic-dispersal-of-satellite-dna-repeats-and-suggest-a-complex-network-with-transposable-elements
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Eva Satović, Tanja Vojvoda Zeljko, Andrea Luchetti, Barbara Mantovani, Miroslav Plohl
BACKGROUND: Satellite DNA (satDNA) sequences are typically arranged as arrays of tandemly repeated monomers. Due to the similarity among monomers, their organizational pattern and abundance, satDNAs are hardly accessible to structural and functional studies and still represent the most obscure genome component. Although many satDNA arrays of diverse length and even single monomers exist in the genome, surprisingly little is known about transition from satDNAs to other sequences. Studying satDNA monomers at junctions and identifying DNA sequences adjacent to them can help to understand the processes that (re)distribute satDNAs and significance that evolution of these sequence elements might have in creating the genomic landscape...
December 6, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918926/childhood-adversity-impacts-on-brain-subcortical-structures-relevant-to-depression
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Thomas Frodl, Deborah Janowitz, Lianne Schmaal, Leonardo Tozzi, Henrik Dobrowolny, Dan J Stein, Dick J Veltman, Katharina Wittfeld, Theo G M van Erp, Neda Jahanshad, Andrea Block, Katrin Hegenscheid, Henry Völzke, Jim Lagopoulos, Sean N Hatton, Ian B Hickie, Eva Maria Frey, Angela Carballedo, Samantha J Brooks, Daniella Vuletic, Anne Uhlmann, Ilya M Veer, Henrik Walter, Knut Schnell, Dominik Grotegerd, Volker Arolt, Harald Kugel, Elisabeth Schramm, Carsten Konrad, Bartosz Zurowski, Bernhard T Baune, Nic J A van der Wee, Marie-Jose van Tol, Brenda W J H Penninx, Paul M Thompson, Derrek P Hibar, Udo Dannlowski, Hans J Grabe
Childhood adversity plays an important role for development of major depressive disorder (MDD). There are differences in subcortical brain structures between patients with MDD and healthy controls, but the specific impact of childhood adversity on such structures in MDD remains unclear. Thus, aim of the present study was to investigate whether childhood adversity is associated with subcortical volumes and how it interacts with a diagnosis of MDD and sex. Within the ENIGMA-MDD network, nine university partner sites, which assessed childhood adversity and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with MDD and controls, took part in the current joint mega-analysis...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918457/air-quality-strategies-on-public-health-and-health-equity-in-europe-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Li Wang, Buqing Zhong, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Fengying Zhang, Eva Pilot, Yonghua Li, Linsheng Yang, Wuyi Wang, Thomas Krafft
Air pollution is an important public health problem in Europe and there is evidence that it exacerbates health inequities. This calls for effective strategies and targeted interventions. In this study, we conducted a systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies relating to air pollution control on public health and health equity in Europe. Three databases, Web of Science, PubMed, and Trials Register of Promoting Health Interventions (TRoPHI), were searched for scientific publications investigating the effectiveness of strategies on outdoor air pollution control, public health and health equity in Europe from 1995 to 2015...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917594/a-novel-two-nucleotide-deletion-in-hps6-affects-mepacrine-uptake-and-platelet-dense-granule-secretion-in-a-family-with-hermansky-pudlak-syndrome
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Oliver Andres, Verena Wiegering, Eva-Maria König, Anna Lena Schneider, Daniela Semeniak, Simon Stritt, Eva Klopocki, Harald Schulze
BACKGROUND: Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by oculocutaneous albinism and platelet dysfunction. We report on a novel HPS6 homozygous frameshift variant (c.1919_1920delTC; p.Val640Glyfs*29) in a nonconsanguineous Caucasian family with two affected siblings (index patients) who presented with oculocutaneous albinism at birth and a mild bleeding phenotype during childhood and adolescence. PROCEDURE: Genetic analysis was conducted by panel-based next-generation sequencing (NGS) and Sanger sequencing...
December 4, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917577/inter-and-intra-specific-diversity-in-cistus-l-cistaceae-seeds-analyzed-by-computer-vision-techniques
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Marisol Lo Bianco, Oscar Grillo, Eva Cañadas, Gianfranco Venora, Gianluigi Bacchetta
This work aims to discriminate among different species of the genus Cistus, using seeds parameters and following the scientific plant names included as accepted in The Plant List. Also the intra-specific phenotypic differentiation of C. creticus, through the comparison of three subspecies (C. creticus subsp. creticus, C. c. subsp. eriocephalus and C. c. subsp. corsicus) and the inter-population variability among five C. creticus subsp. eriocephalus populations, were evaluated. Seed mean weight and 137 morpho-colorimetric quantitative variables, describing shape, size, color and textural seed traits, were measured using image analysis techniques...
December 5, 2016: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917184/studying-secondary-growth-and-bast-fiber-development-the-hemp-hypocotyl-peeks-behind-the-wall
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Marc Behr, Sylvain Legay, Eva Žižková, Václav Motyka, Petre I Dobrev, Jean-Francois Hausman, Stanley Lutts, Gea Guerriero
Cannabis sativa L. is an annual herbaceous crop grown for the production of long extraxylary fibers, the bast fibers, rich in cellulose and used both in the textile and biocomposite sectors. Despite being herbaceous, hemp undergoes secondary growth and this is well exemplified by the hypocotyl. The hypocotyl was already shown to be a suitable model to study secondary growth in other herbaceous species, namely Arabidopsis thaliana and it shows an important practical advantage, i.e., elongation and radial thickening are temporally separated...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916518/mechanism-of-structural-tuning-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-human-cellular-receptor-cd81-large-extracellular-loop
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Eva S Cunha, Pedro Sfriso, Adriana L Rojas, Adam Hospital, Modesto Orozco, Nicola G A Abrescia
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) enters into human hepatocytes via tetraspanin hCD81. HCV glycoprotein E2 recognizes the "head" subdomain of the large extracellular loop (LEL) of CD81 (hCD81LEL), but the precise mechanism of virus cell attachment and entry remains elusive. Here, by combining the structural analysis of a conspicuous number of crystallized CD81LEL molecules with molecular dynamics simulations, we show that the conformational plasticity of the hCD81LEL head subdomain is a molecular property of the receptor...
November 21, 2016: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916111/justification-of-ct-for-individual-health-assessment-of-asymptomatic-persons-a%C3%A2-world-health-organization-consultation
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Jim Malone, Maria Del Rosario Perez, Eva Godske Friberg, Mathias Prokop, Seung Eun Jung, Jurgen Griebel, Steve Ebdon-Jackson
An international expert consultation was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO). The purpose of the meeting was to review the use of CT in examining asymptomatic people. This is often referred to as individual health assessment (IHA). IHA was identified as a global phenomenon unenthusiastically tolerated, and not actively promoted, structured, or regulated in most countries. This paper identifies the state of the art for IHA and some considerations in relation to its justification, in different regions of the world...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915305/dna-barcoding-coupled-with-high-resolution-melting-analysis-enables-rapid-and-accurate-distinction-of-aspergillus-species
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Gabor Fidler, Sandor Kocsube, Eva Leiter, Sandor Biro, Melinda Paholcsek
We describe a high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis method that is rapid, reproducible, and able to identify reference strains and further 40 clinical isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus (14), A. lentulus (3), A. terreus (7), A. flavus (8), A. niger (2), A. welwitschiae (4), and A. tubingensis (2). Asp1 and Asp2 primer sets were designed to amplify partial sequences of the Aspergillus benA (beta-tubulin) genes in a closed-, single-tube system. Human placenta DNA, further Aspergillus (3), Candida (9), Fusarium (6), and Scedosporium (2) nucleic acids from type strains and clinical isolates were also included in this study to evaluate cross reactivity with other relevant pathogens causing invasive fungal infections...
December 3, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915267/occurrence-of-simultaneous-cathodal-anodal-capture-with-left-ventricular-quadripolar-leads-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-an-electrocardiogram-evaluation
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Eraldo Occhetta, Gabriele Dell'Era, Ailia Giubertoni, Andrea Magnani, Francesco Rametta, Alessandro Blandino, Vincenzo Magnano, Maurizio Malacrida, Paolo Marino
AIMS: The occurrence of left ventricular (LV) anodal activation during pacing with modern multipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) systems has never been reported. The aim of our study was to demonstrate, by means of electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis, the occurrence of simultaneous cathodal-anodal LV capture with quadripolar LV leads. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 10 first-time recipients of a CRT device equipped with a quadripolar LV lead. During follow-up, standard supine 12-lead ECGs were obtained in available cathode-to-anode LV pacing configurations with a pulse amplitude equal to twice the pacing threshold...
December 2, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915223/children-require-less-gait-kinematic-adaptations-to-pull-a-trolley-than-to-carry-a-backpack
#15
Eva Orantes-Gonzalez, Jose Heredia-Jimenez, George J Beneck
To transport school materials, trolleys have been proposed for children as an alternative to carrying a backpack. However, there is limited evidence comparing the adaptations associated with carrying school trolley versus backpack. This study compared the effects of carrying a backpack and pulling a trolley on gait kinematics in children. Fifty-three students were evaluated. Children walked at self-selected speeds across a walkway with no bag (control), carrying a backpack with the 15% of child́s body weight (%BW) and pulling a trolley with the same load...
November 28, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915181/bioenergy-and-biodiversity-intensified-biomass-extraction-from-hedges-impairs-habitat-conditions-for-birds
#16
Ralf Sauerbrei, Birgit Aue, Christian Krippes, Eva Diehl, Volkmar Wolters
Biomass is increasingly used as an alternative source for energy in Europe. Woody material cut from hedges is considered to provide a suitable complement to maize and oilseed rape, which are currently the dominant biomass sources. Since shrubs and trees are also important habitats for birds, however, coppicing of hedges at the landscape scale may adversely affect the diversity of the avifauna. To evaluate this risk, we estimated the response of hedge birds to three management scenarios differing in cutting intensity and hedge selection...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915168/interactions-of-long-chain-homologues-of-colchicine-with-tubulin
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Ana Marzo-Mas, Pascale Barbier, Gilles Breuzard, Diane Allegro, Eva Falomir, Juan Murga, Miguel Carda, Vincent Peyrot, J Alberto Marco
Several colchicine analogues in which the N-acetyl residue has been replaced by aliphatic, straight-chain acyl moieties, have been synthesized. These compounds show high cytotoxic activity at the nanomolar level against the tumoral cell lines HT-29, MCF-7 and A549. Some of them exhibit activities in the picomolar range against the HT-29 line and are thus two to three orders of magnitude more cytotoxic than colchicine. In this specific cell line, the activities were found to be closely related to the length of the acyl carbon chain, an increase in the latter giving rise to an increase in the cytotoxicity with a maximum in the range of 10-12 carbon atoms, followed by a decrease in activity with still longer chains...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915099/foliar-heavy-metal-uptake-toxicity-and-detoxification-in-plants-a-comparison-of-foliar-and-root-metal-uptake
#18
REVIEW
Muhammad Shahid, Camille Dumat, Sana Khalid, Eva Schreck, Tiantian Xiong, Nabeel Khan Niazi
Anthropologic activities have transformed global biogeochemical cycling of heavy metals by emitting considerable quantities of these metals into the atmosphere from diverse sources. In spite of substantial and progressive developments in industrial processes and techniques to reduce environmental emissions, atmospheric contamination by toxic heavy metals and associated ecological and health risks are still newsworthy. Atmospheric heavy metals may be absorbed via foliar organs of plants after wet or dry deposition of atmospheric fallouts on plant canopy...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915090/correlation-of-lysozyme-activity-and-stability-in-the-presence-of-hofmeister-series-anions
#19
Katarína Garajová, Anna Balogová, Eva Dušeková, Dagmar Sedláková, Erik Sedlák, Rastislav Varhač
Enzymatic activity and stability of lysozyme in the presence of salts have been studied by fluorescence spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry, respectively. The effect of sodium salts of sulfate, acetate, chloride, bromide, thiocyanate, and perchlorate on lysozyme properties depends on anion concentration as well as on position of anion in the Hofmeister series. Kosmotropic anions (sulfate and acetate) increase stability and activate the enzyme while chaotropic anions (bromide, thiocyanate and perchlorate) including chloride decrease stability and inhibits the enzyme activity...
November 30, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914908/association-between-ventilatory-settings-and-development-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-due-to-brain-injury
#20
Eva Tejerina, Paolo Pelosi, Alfonso Muriel, Oscar Peñuelas, Yuda Sutherasan, Fernando Frutos-Vivar, Nicolás Nin, Andrew R Davies, Fernando Rios, Damian A Violi, Konstantinos Raymondos, Javier Hurtado, Marco González, Bin Du, Pravin Amin, Salvatore M Maggiore, Arnaud W Thille, Marco Antonio Soares, Manuel Jibaja, Asisclo J Villagomez, Michael A Kuiper, Younsuck Koh, Rui P Moreno, Amine Ali Zeggwagh, Dimitrios Matamis, Antonio Anzueto, Niall D Ferguson, Andrés Esteban
PURPOSE: In neurologically critically ill patients with mechanical ventilation (MV), the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality, but the role of ventilatory management has been scarcely evaluated. We evaluate the association of tidal volume, level of PEEP and driving pressure with the development of ARDS in a population of patients with brain injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective, observational study on mechanical ventilation...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
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