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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214168/medication-adherence-a-practical-measurement-selection-guide-using-case-studies
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Leah L Zullig, Phil Mendys, Hayden B Bosworth
OBJECTIVES: Medication adherence is a complex problem and can be evaluated using a variety of methods. There is no single or perfect strategy to assess adherence. The "best" measure depends on contextual factors. Our objective is to provide a practical, illustrative guide for selecting the most appropriate measure of medication adherence in common contexts. METHODS: We present three case studies - from the perspectives of an academic researcher, health care payer, and clinical care provider - to describe common problems and processes for measuring medication adherence, as well as proposing possible solutions...
February 10, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213721/effect-of-chemical-amendments-on-remediation-of-potentially-toxic-trace-elements-ptes-and-soil-quality-improvement-in-paddy-fields
#2
Sung Chul Kim, Young Kyu Hong, Se Jin Oh, Seung Min Oh, Sang Phil Lee, Do Hyung Kim, Jae E Yang
Remediation of potentially toxic trace elements (PTEs) in paddy fields is fundamental for crop safety. In situ application of chemical amendments has been widely adapted because of its cost-effectiveness and environmental safety. The main purpose of this research was to (1) evaluate the reduction in dissolved concentrations of cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) with the application of chemical amendments and (2) monitor microbial activity in the soil to determine the remediation efficiency. Three different chemical amendments, lime stone, steel slag, and acid mine drainage sludge, were applied to paddy fields, and rice (Oryza sativa L...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213021/comparing-ptr-ms-profile-of-milk-inoculated-with-pure-or-mixed-cultures-of-spoilage-bacteria
#3
Mohammad Alothman, Karen A Lusk, Patrick Silcock, Phil J Bremer
The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with UHT milk (n=8) inoculated with either pure inoculums of Pseudomonas fluorescens (two strains tested) or Chryseobacterium sp., or with mixed cultures of 2 or all 3 of the bacterial strains, and held at 4.5 °C for up to 26 days was measured using proton transfer reaction - mass spectrometry (PTR-MS). The VOCs evolved included a range of carbonyl compounds, alcohols, esters, and acids and had significant qualitative and quantitative differences between the inoculums...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211448/cx-5461-is-a-dna-g-quadruplex-stabilizer-with-selective-lethality-in-brca1-2-deficient-tumours
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Hong Xu, Marco Di Antonio, Steven McKinney, Veena Mathew, Brandon Ho, Nigel J O'Neil, Nancy Dos Santos, Jennifer Silvester, Vivien Wei, Jessica Garcia, Farhia Kabeer, Daniel Lai, Priscilla Soriano, Judit Banáth, Derek S Chiu, Damian Yap, Daniel D Le, Frank B Ye, Anni Zhang, Kelsie Thu, John Soong, Shu-Chuan Lin, Angela Hsin Chin Tsai, Tomo Osako, Teresa Algara, Darren N Saunders, Jason Wong, Jian Xian, Marcel B Bally, James D Brenton, Grant W Brown, Sohrab P Shah, David Cescon, Tak W Mak, Carlos Caldas, Peter C Stirling, Phil Hieter, Shankar Balasubramanian, Samuel Aparicio
G-quadruplex DNAs form four-stranded helical structures and are proposed to play key roles in different cellular processes. Targeting G-quadruplex DNAs for cancer treatment is a very promising prospect. Here, we show that CX-5461 is a G-quadruplex stabilizer, with specific toxicity against BRCA deficiencies in cancer cells and polyclonal patient-derived xenograft models, including tumours resistant to PARP inhibition. Exposure to CX-5461, and its related drug CX-3543, blocks replication forks and induces ssDNA gaps or breaks...
February 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209882/passivating-traps-in-perovskites
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EDITORIAL
Phil Szuromi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208613/structure-antioxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-relationships-of-purpurin-and-related-anthraquinones-in-chemical-and-cell-assays
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Woo Nam, Sung Phil Kim, Seok Hyun Nam, Mendel Friedman
Anthraquinone (9,10-anthraquinone) and several hydroxy derivatives, including purpurin (1,2,4-trihydroxyanthraquinone), anthrarufin (1,5-dihydroxyanthraquinone), and chrysazin (1,8-dihydroxyanthraquinone), were evaluated for antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities in chemical assays and mammalian cells (murine macrophage RAW 264.7 cells). Several tests were used to assess their activities: 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical; ABTS radical cation; hydrogen peroxide scavenging; reduction of potassium ferricyanide; chelation of ferrous ions; inhibition of lipid peroxidation; inhibition of nitric oxide generation; scavenging of the intracellular hydroxyl radical; expression of NLRP3 polypeptide for inflammasome assembly; and quantitation of proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 1β (IL-1β) for inflammasome activation...
February 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204901/the-effect-of-hydration-status-on-the-measurement-of-lean-tissue-mass-by-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
#7
Clodagh M Toomey, William G McCormack, Phil Jakeman
PURPOSE: Athletes cycle between exercise and recovery. Exercise invokes changes in total body water from thermal sweating, muscle and hepatic glycogen depletion and metabolic water loss. Recovery from exercise results in rehydration, substrate repletion, and possible glycogen supercompensation. Such changes may corrupt the measurement of hydrated tissues, such as lean tissue mass (LTM), by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of exercise and thermal dehydration and subsequent glycogen supercompensation on DXA-based measurement of body composition...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201929/public-attitudes-toward-the-police
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Ni Phil He, Ling Ren, Jihong Solomon Zhao, Matthew A Bills
Using telephone survey data collected in Houston, Texas, this study explores the feasibility of a dual-frame (landline and cell-phone-only household samples) design survey in police studies and compares the corresponding characteristics of survey respondents and multiple measures of citizens' attitudes toward the police. It was found that a cell-phone interview with the same scope and length of a landline interview is indeed operationally feasible, albeit at higher cost and lower response rate. Compared with their landline counterparts, respondents in our cell-phone-only sample are younger, males, members of ethnic minority, renters, mobile, and less educated...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199342/meta-qtl-for-resistance-to-white-mold-in-common-bean
#9
Renato C C Vasconcellos, O Blessing Oraguzie, Alvaro Soler, Haidar Arkwazee, James R Myers, Juan J Ferreira, Qijian Song, Phil McClean, Phillip N Miklas
White mold, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, is a major disease that limits common bean production and quality worldwide. The host-pathogen interaction is complex, with partial resistance in the host inherited as a quantitative trait with low to moderate heritability. Our objective was to identify meta-QTL conditioning partial resistance to white mold from individual QTL identified across multiple populations and environments. The physical positions for 37 individual QTL were identified across 14 recombinant inbred bi-parental populations (six new, three re-genotyped, and five from the literature)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199305/sterile-protection-against-human-malaria-by-chemoattenuated-pfspz-vaccine
#10
Benjamin Mordmüller, Güzin Surat, Heimo Lagler, Sumana Chakravarty, Andrew S Ishizuka, Albert Lalremruata, Markus Gmeiner, Joseph J Campo, Meral Esen, Adam J Ruben, Jana Held, Carlos Lamsfus Calle, Juliana B Mengue, Tamirat Gebru, Javier Ibáñez, Mihály Sulyok, Eric R James, Peter F Billingsley, K C Natasha, Anita Manoj, Tooba Murshedkar, Anusha Gunasekera, Abraham G Eappen, Tao Li, Richard E Stafford, Minglin Li, Phil L Felgner, Robert A Seder, Thomas L Richie, B Kim Lee Sim, Stephen L Hoffman, Peter G Kremsner
A highly protective malaria vaccine would greatly facilitate the prevention and elimination of malaria and containment of drug-resistant parasites. A high level (more than 90%) of protection against malaria in humans has previously been achieved only by immunization with radiation-attenuated Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) sporozoites (PfSPZ) inoculated by mosquitoes; by intravenous injection of aseptic, purified, radiation-attenuated, cryopreserved PfSPZ ('PfSPZ Vaccine'); or by infectious PfSPZ inoculated by mosquitoes to volunteers taking chloroquine or mefloquine (chemoprophylaxis with sporozoites)...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197341/a-mixed-methods-small-pilot-study-to-describe-the-effects-of-upper-limb-training-using-a-virtual-reality-gaming-system-in-people-with-chronic-stroke
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Rachel C Stockley, Deborah A O'Connor, Phil Smith, Sylvia Moss, Lizzie Allsop, Wendy Edge
Introduction. This small pilot study aimed to examine the feasibility of an upper limb rehabilitation system (the YouGrabber) in a community rehabilitation centre, qualitatively explore participant experiences, and describe changes after using it. Methods and Material. Chronic stroke participants attending a community rehabilitation centre in the UK were randomised to either a YouGrabber or a gym group and completed 18 training sessions over 12 weeks. The motor activity log, box and block, and fatigue severity score were administered by a blinded assessor before and after the intervention...
2017: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196021/the-changing-epidemiology-of-acute-pancreatitis-hospitalizations-a-decade-of-trends-and-the-impact-of-chronic-pancreatitis
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Somashekar G Krishna, Amrit K Kamboj, Phil A Hart, Alice Hinton, Darwin L Conwell
OBJECTIVES: The epidemiological trends contributing to increasing acute pancreatitis (AP) hospitalizations remain unknown. We sought to analyze etiological factors and outcomes of increasing AP hospitalizations. METHODS: Utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, retrospective analyses of adult (≥18 years) inpatient admissions with a primary diagnosis of AP (N = 2,016,045) were performed. Patient hospitalizations from 2009 to 2012 were compared with those from 2002 to 2005...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195844/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-660-nm-and-411-to-777-nm-light-emitting-devices-for-treating-wrinkles
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Chan Hee Nam, Byung Cheol Park, Myung Hwa Kim, Eun Hee Choi, Seung Phil Hong
BACKGROUND: Low-level light therapy (LLLT) using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is considered to be helpful for skin regeneration and anti-inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 2 types of LLLTs using 660 nm-emitting red LEDs and 411 to 777 nm-emitting white LEDs in the treatment of facial wrinkles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, comparative clinical trial involving 52 adult female subjects was performed...
February 9, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194506/treatment-of-type-ii-endoleaks-with-a-novel-agent-precipitating-hydrophobic-injectable-liquid-phil
#14
Amir Helmy, Nadeem Shaida
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair has become the principle technique used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, its long-term success is limited by complications, including type II endoleaks from lumbar arteries and the inferior mesenteric artery. Treatment of these endoleaks can be difficult. The most commonly performed procedure is embolisation via mesenteric or iliolumbar vessels. Embolic agents currently used include coils, glue and Onyx, all of which have their limitations...
February 13, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192891/sleep-duration-and-chronic-kidney-disease-the-korean-genome-and-epidemiology-study-koges-kangwha-study
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Hansol Choi, Hyeon Chang Kim, Joo Young Lee, Ju-Mi Lee, Dong Phil Choi, Il Suh
Background/Aims: Sleep duration affects health in various ways. The objective of this study was to investigate the associations of sleep duration with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a Korean adult population. Methods: This cross-sectional analysis was conducted for total of 1,360 participants who completed baseline health examinations for the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study-Kangwha study in 2010 to 2011. Sleep habits were measured by an interviewer-assisted questionnaire...
February 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191793/lateral-decubitus-position-vs-lithotomy-position-which-is-the-best-way-to-minimize-patient-s-pain-perception-during-transrectal-prostate-biopsy
#16
Phil Hyun Song, Young Hwii Ko
INTRODUCTION: Considering the distinctive nature in terms of psychological stress and anal tone of position which is generally selected between lithotomy and left lateral decubitus (LLD), we postulated its effect on pain perception during biopsy, and investigated their association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study for comparison of two biopsy positions which were perform in a different working day was conducted for 208 men (lithotomy position=86, LLD=122)...
January 27, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190605/the-importance-of-age-and-weight-on-cavopulmonary-shunt-stage-ii-outcomes-after-the-norwood-procedure-planned-versus-unplanned-surgery
#17
David J Barron, Intisar Ul Haq, Adrian Crucean, John Stickley, Phil Botha, Natasha Khan, Timothy J Jones, William J Brawn
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to evaluate the outcomes of the cavopulmonary shunt after the Norwood procedure with a particular focus on age, weight, and whether surgery was planned or expedited by clinical findings. METHODS: We studied 297 consecutive patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome undergoing the cavopulmonary shunt operation between 2002 and 2014. All patients underwent the Norwood procedure with a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188844/infertility-and-ovarian-follicle-reserve-depletion-are-associated-with-dysregulation-of-the-fsh-and-lh-receptor-density-in-human-antral-follicles
#18
Sheena L P Regan, Phil G Knight, John L Yovich, James D Stanger, Yee Leung, Frank Arfuso, Arun Dharmarajan, Ghanim Almahbobi
The low take-home baby rate in older women in Australia (5.8%) undergoing IVF is linked to the depletion of the ovarian reserve of primordial follicles. Oocyte depletion causes an irreversible change to ovarian function. We found that the young patient FSH receptor and LH receptor expression profile on the granulosa cells collected from different size follicles were similar to the expression profile reported in natural cycles in women and sheep. This was reversed in the older patients with poor ovarian reserve...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187398/phosphorus-deficiency-modifies-as-translocation-in-the-halophyte-plant-species-atriplex-atacamensis
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Delphine Vromman, Juan-Pablo Martínez, Stanley Lutts
Most arsenic in surface soil and water exists primarily in its oxidized form, as arsenate (As(V); AsO4(3-)), which is an analog of phosphate (PO4(3-)). Arsenate can be taken up by phosphate transporters. Atriplex atacamensis Phil. is native to northern Chile (Atacama Desert), and this species can cope with high As concentrations and low P availability in its natural environment. To determine the impact of P on As accumulation and tolerance in A. atacamensis, the plants were cultivated in a hydroponic system under four treatments: no As(V) addition with 323µM phosphate (control); 1000µM As(V) addition with 323µM phosphate; no As(V) and no phosphate; 1000µM As(V) addition and no phosphate...
February 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187159/effects-of-a-social-accountability-approach-care-s-community-score-card-on-reproductive-health-related-outcomes-in-malawi-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-evaluation
#20
Sara Gullo, Christine Galavotti, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, Thumbiko Msiska, Phil Hastings, C Nathan Marti
BACKGROUND: Social accountability approaches, which emphasize mutual responsibility and accountability by community members, health care workers, and local health officials for improving health outcomes in the community, are increasingly being employed in low-resource settings. We evaluated the effects of a social accountability approach, CARE's Community Score Card (CSC), on reproductive health outcomes in Ntcheu district, Malawi using a cluster-randomized control design. METHODS: We matched 10 pairs of communities, randomly assigning one from each pair to intervention and control arms...
2017: PloS One
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