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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922238/parental-perception-and-child-s-nutritional-status
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S Songül Yalçın, Esra Serdaroğlu, O Tolga İnce
Childhood obesity is a health hazard increasing worldwide. Preschool period which is under supervision of parents is a critical period to detect overweight and take precautions. We studied the factors affecting parental estimation of their preschool child's weight. Three hundred sixty seven mothers completed questionnaires consisting of child's and parents' anthropometric measurements, parents' assessment of their child's and their own weight status, and general information about their lifestyle. Mothers also chose their wish for current and future body image of their child from child drawings representing percentiles...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915126/stroke-risk-stratification-and-its-validation-using-ultrasonic-echolucent-carotid-wall-plaque-morphology-a-machine-learning-paradigm
#2
Tadashi Araki, Pankaj K Jain, Harman S Suri, Narendra D Londhe, Nobutaka Ikeda, Ayman El-Baz, Vimal K Shrivastava, Luca Saba, Andrew Nicolaides, Shoaib Shafique, John R Laird, Ajay Gupta, Jasjit S Suri
Stroke risk stratification based on grayscale morphology of the ultrasound carotid wall has recently been shown to have a promise in classification of high risk versus low risk plaque or symptomatic versus asymptomatic plaques. In previous studies, this stratification has been mainly based on analysis of the far wall of the carotid artery. Due to the multifocal nature of atherosclerotic disease, the plaque growth is not restricted to the far wall alone. This paper presents a new approach for stroke risk assessment by integrating assessment of both the near and far walls of the carotid artery using grayscale morphology of the plaque...
November 27, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895371/rotational-mal-alignment-after-reamed-intramedullary-nailing-for-tibial-shaft-fracture
#3
Sher Baz Khan, Yasir Mohib, Rizwan Haroon Rashid, Haroonur Rashid
Intra-medullary (IM) nailing is standard of care for unstable tibial shaft fractures. Malrotation is very common but it is under-recognised, inpart because of variation in normal anatomy and partly due to difficulty in accurately assessing rotation. This study was planned to evaluate the frequency of rotational mal-alignment after reamed tibia IMnailing. This cross-sectional study was conducted at Aga khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised patients with tibia shaft fractures managed with IMnailing from January to December 2014...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862608/assessing-prescription-drug-abuse-using-functional-principal-component-analysis-fpca-of-wastewater-data
#4
Stefania Salvatore, Jo Røislien, Jose A Baz-Lomba, Jørgen G Bramness
BACKGROUND: Wastewater-based epidemiology is an alternative method for estimating the collective drug use in a community. We applied functional data analysis, a statistical framework developed for analysing curve data, to investigate weekly temporal patterns in wastewater measurements of three prescription drugs with known abuse potential: methadone, oxazepam and methylphenidate, comparing them to positive and negative control drugs. METHODS: Sewage samples were collected in February 2014 from a wastewater treatment plant in Oslo, Norway...
November 11, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858712/self-consciousness-deficits-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-frontotemporal-dementia
#5
Eva Ma Arroyo-Anlló, Adèle Turpin Boustonb, Marie-Noëlle Fargeau, Begoña Orgaz Baz, Roger Gil
Self-consciousness (SC) is multifaceted and considered to be the consciousness of one's own mental states. The main aim of this paper is to compare SC in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). Three groups (control and patient groups) of 23 subjects each were assessed using an SC questionnaire. Both types of dementia clearly induce an alteration of SC. The bvFTD group showed a greater impairment in SC than the AD and control groups. The SC score was strongly associated with frontal functions...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849057/cell-senescence-is-an-antiviral-defense-mechanism
#6
Maite Baz-Martínez, Sabela Da Silva-Álvarez, Estefanía Rodríguez, Jorge Guerra, Ahmed El Motiam, Anxo Vidal, Tomás García-Caballero, Miguel González-Barcia, Laura Sánchez, César Muñoz-Fontela, Manuel Collado, Carmen Rivas
Cellular senescence is often considered a protection mechanism triggered by conditions that impose cellular stress. Continuous proliferation, DNA damaging agents or activated oncogenes are well-known activators of cell senescence. Apart from a characteristic stable cell cycle arrest, this response also involves a proinflammatory phenotype known as senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). This, together with the widely known interference with senescence pathways by some oncoviruses, had led to the hypothesis that senescence may also be part of the host cell response to fight virus...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849047/regulation-of-ebola-virus-vp40-matrix-protein-by-sumo
#7
Maite Baz-Martínez, Ahmed El Motiam, Paula Ruibal, Gabriela N Condezo, Carlos F de la Cruz-Herrera, Valerie Lang, Manuel Collado, Carmen San Martín, Manuel S Rodríguez, Cesar Muñoz-Fontela, Carmen Rivas
The matrix protein of Ebola virus (EBOV) VP40 regulates viral budding, nucleocapsid recruitment, virus structure and stability, viral genome replication and transcription, and has an intrinsic ability to form virus-like particles. The elucidation of the regulation of VP40 functions is essential to identify mechanisms to inhibit viral replication and spread. Post-translational modifications of proteins with ubiquitin-like family members are common mechanisms for the regulation of host and virus multifunctional proteins...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847871/strigoquant-a-genetically-encoded-biosensor-for-quantifying-strigolactone-activity-and-specificity
#8
Sophia L Samodelov, Hannes M Beyer, Xiujie Guo, Maximilian Augustin, Kun-Peng Jia, Lina Baz, Oliver Ebenhöh, Peter Beyer, Wilfried Weber, Salim Al-Babili, Matias D Zurbriggen
Strigolactones are key regulators of plant development and interaction with symbiotic fungi; however, quantitative tools for strigolactone signaling analysis are lacking. We introduce a genetically encoded hormone biosensor used to analyze strigolactone-mediated processes, including the study of the components involved in the hormone perception/signaling complex and the structural specificity and sensitivity of natural and synthetic strigolactones in Arabidopsis, providing quantitative insights into the stereoselectivity of strigolactone perception...
November 2016: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834857/the-cd8%C3%A2-%C2%BA-t-cell-mediated-immunity-induced-by-hpv-e6-uploaded-in-engineered-exosomes-is-improved-by-iscomatrix-tm-adjuvant
#9
Francesco Manfredi, Paola di Bonito, Barbara Ridolfi, Simona Anticoli, Claudia Arenaccio, Chiara Chiozzini, Adriana Baz Morelli, Maurizio Federico
We recently described the induction of an efficient CD8⁺ T cell-mediated immune response against a tumor-associated antigen (TAA) uploaded in engineered exosomes used as an immunogen delivery tool. This immune response cleared tumor cells inoculated after immunization, and controlled the growth of tumors implanted before immunization. We looked for new protocols aimed at increasing the CD8⁺ T cell specific response to the antigen uploaded in engineered exosomes, assuming that an optimized CD8⁺ T cell immune response would correlate with a more effective depletion of tumor cells in the therapeutic setting...
November 9, 2016: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827399/anthropometric-indicators-as-predictors-of-total-body-fat-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-chilean-children-at-4-7-and-10-years-of-age
#10
F D Vásquez, C L Corvalán, R E Uauy, J A Kain
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: To compare the association between anthropometric indicators of global and central obesity as predictors of total body fat (TBF) and cardiometabolic risk factors in children. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 1044 children were evaluated at 4 years (n=320), 7 years (n=1044) and 10 years (n=483). The following anthropometric indices were determined: body mass index (BMI) for age (BAZ, WHO), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814952/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-determination-of-synthetic-cathinones-and-phenethylamines-in-influent-wastewater-of-eight-european-cities
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Richard Bade, Lubertus Bijlsma, Juan V Sancho, Jose A Baz-Lomba, Sara Castiglioni, Erika Castrignanò, Ana Causanilles, Emma Gracia-Lor, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Juliet Kinyua, Ann-Kathrin McCall, Alexander L N van Nuijs, Christoph Ort, Benedek G Plósz, Pedram Ramin, Nikolaos I Rousis, Yeonsuk Ryu, Kevin V Thomas, Pim de Voogt, Ettore Zuccato, Félix Hernández
The popularity of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has grown in recent years, with certain NPS commonly and preferentially consumed even following the introduction of preventative legislation. With the objective to improve the knowledge on the use of NPS, a rapid and very sensitive method was developed for the determination of ten priority NPS (N-ethylcathinone, methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), methylone, butylone, methedrone, mephedrone, naphyrone, 25-C-NBOMe, 25-I-NBOMe and 25-B-NBOMe) in influent wastewater...
November 1, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807194/therapeutic-targeting-of-the-g-csf-receptor-reduces-neutrophil-trafficking-and-joint-inflammation-in-antibody-mediated-inflammatory-arthritis
#12
Ian K Campbell, David Leong, Kirsten M Edwards, Veronika Rayzman, Milica Ng, Gabrielle L Goldberg, Nicholas J Wilson, Karen Scalzo-Inguanti, Charley Mackenzie-Kludas, Kate E Lawlor, Ian P Wicks, Lorena E Brown, Adriana Baz Morelli, Con Panousis, Michael J Wilson, Andrew D Nash, Brent S McKenzie, Arna E Andrews
G-CSF is a hemopoietic growth factor that has a role in steady state granulopoiesis, as well as in mature neutrophil activation and function. G-CSF- and G-CSF receptor-deficient mice are profoundly protected in several models of rheumatoid arthritis, and Ab blockade of G-CSF also protects against disease. To further investigate the actions of blocking G-CSF/G-CSF receptor signaling in inflammatory disease, and as a prelude to human studies of the same approach, we developed a neutralizing mAb to the murine G-CSF receptor, which potently antagonizes binding of murine G-CSF and thereby inhibits STAT3 phosphorylation and G-CSF receptor signaling...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792689/-80-years-of-soial-service-in-medicine
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Hace 80 años, la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional, en voz de su director, Gustavo Baz Prada, hizo una propuesta que pronto se convirtió en realidad y finalmente en norma, la que desde entonces se conoce como SS. Esta iniciativa se vio como una manera para que los estudiantes de medicina del último año retribuyeran a la sociedad una parte de lo que esta invirtió en su educación, consolidaran su formación mediante la exposición a las realidades de todos los días en los medios más necesitados, se pusieran a prueba sobre sus verdaderas capacidades para atender pacientes y participaran en la solución de un problema de atención sanitaria que en ese entonces era mucho más apremiante que ahora...
September 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769674/saving-single-rooted-teeth-with-combined-endodontic-periodontal-lesions
#14
Alexandre Pico-Blanco, Pablo Castelo-Baz, Leticia Caneiro-Queija, Antonio Liñares-González, Pablo Martin-Lancharro, Juan Blanco-Carrión
INTRODUCTION: Teeth affected by combined endodontic-periodontal lesions are usually considered by all prognosis classifications as hopeless teeth. The development of new biomaterials combined with modern endodontic and periodontal regeneration techniques may improve dental prognosis and maintain the affected teeth. Moreover, 1 of the replacement options for those teeth, dental implants, has shown an increasing number of biological and technical complications. METHODS: Five patients were included in this case series study...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766649/functions-of-corazonin-and-histamine-in-light-entrainment-of-the-circadian-pacemaker-in-the-madeira-cockroach-rhyparobia-maderae
#15
Andreas Arendt, El-Sayed Baz, Monika Stengl
The circadian pacemaker of the Madeira cockroach, Rhyparobia (Leucophaea) maderae, is located in the accessory medulla (AME). Ipsi- and contralateral histaminergic compound eyes are required for photic entrainment. Light pulses delay locomotor activity rhythm during the early night and advance it during the late night. Thus, different neuronal pathways might relay either light-dependent delays or advances to the clock. Injections of neuroactive substances combined with running-wheel assays suggested that GABA, pigment-dispersing factor, myoinhibitory peptides (MIPs), and orcokinins (ORCs) were part of both entrainment pathways, whereas allatotropin (AT) only delayed locomotor rhythms at the early night...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761488/data-on-common-variants-associated-with-coronary-artery-disease-myocardial-infarction-in-ethnic-arabs
#16
Salma M Wakil, Ramesh Ram, Nzioka P Muiya, Munish Mehta, Editha Andres, Nejat Mazhar, Batoul Baz, Samya Hagos, Maie Alshahid, Brian F Meyer, Grant Morahan, Nduna Dzimiri
The data shows results acquired in a large cohort of 5668 ethnic Arabs involved in a common variants association study for coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI) using the Affymetrix Axiom Genotyping platform ("A genome-wide association study reveals susceptibility loci for myocardial infarction/coronary artery disease in Saudi Arabs" Wakil et al. (2015) [1] ). Several loci were described that conferred risk for CAD or MI, some of which were validated in an independent set of samples. Principal Component (PCA) analysis suggested that the Saudi Cohort was close to the CEU and TSI populations, thus pointing to similarity with European populations...
June 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733413/screening-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-early-pregnancy-by-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-and-glycosylated-fibronectin-study-protocol-for-an-international-prospective-multicentre-cohort-trial
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E A Huhn, T Fischer, C S Göbl, M Todesco Bernasconi, M Kreft, M Kunze, A Schoetzau, E Dölzlmüller, W Eppel, P Husslein, N Ochsenbein-Koelble, R Zimmermann, E Bäz, H Prömpeler, E Bruder, S Hahn, I Hoesli
INTRODUCTION: As the accurate diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is of increasing importance; new diagnostic approaches for the assessment of GDM in early pregnancy were recently suggested. We evaluate the diagnostic power of an 'early' oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) 75 g and glycosylated fibronectin (glyFn) for GDM screening in a normal cohort. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In a prospective cohort study, 748 singleton pregnancies are recruited in 6 centres in Switzerland, Austria and Germany...
October 12, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716139/comparison-of-pharmaceutical-illicit-drug-alcohol-nicotine-and-caffeine-levels-in-wastewater-with-sale-seizure-and-consumption-data-for-8-european-cities
#18
Jose Antonio Baz-Lomba, Stefania Salvatore, Emma Gracia-Lor, Richard Bade, Sara Castiglioni, Erika Castrignanò, Ana Causanilles, Felix Hernandez, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Juliet Kinyua, Ann-Kathrin McCall, Alexander van Nuijs, Christoph Ort, Benedek G Plósz, Pedram Ramin, Malcolm Reid, Nikolaos I Rousis, Yeonsuk Ryu, Pim de Voogt, Jorgen Bramness, Kevin Thomas
BACKGROUND: Monitoring the scale of pharmaceuticals, illicit and licit drugs consumption is important to assess the needs of law enforcement and public health, and provides more information about the different trends within different countries. Community drug use patterns are usually described by national surveys, sales and seizure data. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has been shown to be a reliable approach complementing such surveys. METHOD: This study aims to compare and correlate the consumption estimates of pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine from wastewater analysis and other sources of information...
October 1, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711291/ion-beam-induced-18-f-radiofluorination-straightforward-synthesis-of-gaseous-radiotracers-for-the-assessment-of-regional-lung-ventilation-using-positron-emission-tomography
#19
V Gómez-Vallejo, A Lekuona, Z Baz, B Szczupak, U Cossío, J Llop
A simple, straightforward and efficient method for the synthesis of [(18)F]CF4 and [(18)F]SF6 based on an ion beam-induced isotopic exchange reaction is presented. Positron emission tomography ventilation studies in rodents using [(18)F]CF4 showed a uniform distribution of the radiofluorinated gas within the lungs and rapid elimination after discontinuation of the administration.
September 29, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705854/accurate-lungs-segmentation-on-ct-chest-images-by-adaptive-appearance-guided-shape-modeling
#20
Ahmed Soliman, Fahmi Khalifa, Ahmed Elnakib, Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, Neal Dunlap, Brian Wang, Georgy Gimel'farb, Robert Keynton, Ayman El-Baz
To accurately segment pathological and healthy lungs for reliable computer-aided disease diagnostics, a stack of chest CT scans is modeled as a sample of a spatially inhomogeneous joint 3D Markov-Gibbs random field (MGRF) of voxel-wise lung and chest CT image signals (intensities). The proposed learnable MGRF integrates two visual appearance sub models with an adaptive lung shape submodel. The first-order appearance submodel accounts for both the original CT image and its Gaussian scale space (GSS) filtered version to specify local and global signal properties, respectively...
September 12, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
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