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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142561/feto-maternal-outcomes-and-glycemic-control-in-metformin-versus-insulin-treated-gestational-diabetics
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Rabia Arshad, Samia Khanam, Fuad Shaikh, Nasim Karim
Objective: To evaluate and compare feto-maternal outcomes and glycemic control in metformin versus insulin treated gestational diabetics. Methods: The study was conducted in 2010- 2012 as a part of M. Phil at Civil hospital, Lyari General Hospital and Mamji Hospital in Karachi. After written informed consent, 71 GDM diagnosed females with WHO criteria were enrolled. They were divided into two groups. Group-A, 32 females were given oral metformin 500 mg TDS while Group-B, 39 females were given insulin 0...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142519/high-c-reactive-protein-level-is-associated-with-high-risk-adenoma
#2
Hyae Min Lee, Jae Myung Cha, Jung Lok Lee, Jung Won Jeon, Hyun Phil Shin, Kwang Ro Joo, Jin Young Yoon, Joung Il Lee
Background/Aims: There is substantial evidence supporting a role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer; however, little is known about the association between serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and the risk of colorectal adenoma. This study was conducted to investigate the association between serum CRP and colorectal adenoma risk. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study was performed on first-time screening colonoscopies in asymptomatic subjects who also had their serum CRP level measured during a routine health check-up between September 2006 and September 2009 in Korea...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141501/transient-hypertension-after-spinal-cord-injury-leads-to-cerebrovascular-endothelial-dysfunction-and-fibrosis
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Aaron A Phillips, Nusrat Matin, Mengyao Jia, Jordan W Squair, Aaron Monga, Mei Mu Zi Zheng, Rahul Sachdeva, Andrew Yung, Shea Hocolaski, Stacy L Elliott, Piotr Kozlowski, Anne Dorrance, Ismail Laher, Phil Ainslie, Andrei V Krassioukov
We aimed to create a clinically-relevant preclinical model of transient hypertension, and then evaluate the pathophysiological cerebrovascular processes resulting from this novel stimulus, which has recently been epidemiologically linked to cerebrovascular disease. We first developed a clinically-relevant model of transient hypertension, secondary to induced autonomic dysreflexia after spinal cord injury, and demonstrated that in both patients and rats this stimulus leads to drastic acute cerebral hyper-perfusion...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141280/subjective-cognitive-complaints-and-objective-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Jin Yong Hong, Yoonju Lee, Mun Kyung Sunwoo, Young H Sohn, Phil Hyu Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Subjective cognitive complaints (SCCs) are very common in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the relationship between SCCs and objective cognitive impairment is still unclear. This study aimed to determine whether SCCs are correlated with objective cognitive performance in patients with PD. METHODS: Totals of 148 cognitively normal patients, 71 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 31 demented patients were recruited consecutively from a movement-disorders clinic...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139320/effects-of-cable-news-watching-on-older-adults-physiological-and-self-reported-stress-and-cognitive-function
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Caroline Deal, Ryan Bogdan, J Phil Miller, Tom Rodebaugh, Charlene Caburnay, Mike Yingling, Tammy Hershey, Julia Schweiger, Eric J Lenze
Older adults are the largest consumer of cable news, which includes negative and politicized content and may constitute a daily stressor. As older adults are also vulnerable to the negative consequences of stress, we hypothesized that cable news watching could induce a stress reaction and impair cognitive function. We tested exposures to cable news (i.e., Fox News and MSNBC) in a within-subject randomized controlled design in 34 healthy older adults. We also included negative (Public Broadcasting Station) and positive (trier social stress test) controls...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131196/multi-element-direct-design-using-a-freeform-surface-for-a-compact-illumination-system
#6
Zhenfeng Zhuang, Phil Surman, Simon Thibault
An iterative optimization algorithm is introduced to address the surface iterative errors as well as source extension issues in a freeform illumination system for producing satisfactory illumination distribution. A unique two-parameter coordinate system is utilized to represent the emitted ray directions. Then, the direction vector for the incident rays, which propagate through several surfaces, is obtained using ray-tracing techniques. Based on the mapping between the incoming rays and a target grid, a freeform surface is generated as a good starting design...
November 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128817/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-21-year-old-x-linked-adrenoleukodystrophy-x-ald-patient
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Young Rang You, Daryeon Son, Phil Jun Kang, Seungkwon You, Dae-Sung Kim
X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a genetic disease that caused by mutations in adenosine triphosphate [ATP]-binding-cassette transporter superfamily D member 1 (ABCD1) gene. We generated an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line from a 21-year-old male X-ALD patient-derived fibroblasts by Sendai virus mediated reprogramming. Established iPSCs stably expanded while maintaining immunoreactivity for various pluripotency markers and alkaline phosphatase, as well as normal 44+XY karyotype. Under the differentiation condition, the cells gave rise to cells of three germ layers...
November 9, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128145/2017-international-consensus-on-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-emergency-cardiovascular-care-science-with-treatment-recommendations-summary
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Theresa M Olasveengen, Allan R de Caen, Mary E Mancini, Ian K Maconochie, Richard Aickin, Dianne L Atkins, Robert A Berg, Robert M Bingham, Steven C Brooks, Maaret Castrén, Sung Phil Chung, Julie Considine, Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, Raffo Escalante, Raúl J Gazmuri, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Tetsuo Hatanaka, Rudolph W Koster, Peter J Kudenchuk, Eddy Lang, Swee Han Lim, Bo Løfgren, Peter A Meaney, William H Montgomery, Peter T Morley, Laurie J Morrison, Kevin J Nation, Kee-Chong Ng, Vinay M Nadkarni, Chika Nishiyama, Gabrielle Nuthall, Gene Yong-Kwang Ong, Gavin D Perkins, Amelia G Reis, Giuseppe Ristagno, Tetsuyo Sakamoto, Michael R Sayre, Stephen M Schexnayder, Alfredo F Sierra, Eunice M Singletary, Naoki Shimizu, Michael A Smyth, David Stanton, Janice A Tijssen, Andrew Travers, Christian Vaillancourt, Patrick Van de Voorde, Mary Fran Hazinski, Jerry P Nolan
The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation has initiated a near-continuous review of cardiopulmonary resuscitation science that replaces the previous 5-year cyclic batch-and-queue approach process. This is the first of an annual series of International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations summary articles that will include the cardiopulmonary resuscitation science reviewed by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation in the previous year...
November 8, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122474/predicting-individual-risk-for-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-in-navy-recruits
#9
Cameron Garnock, Jeremy Witchalls, Phil Newman
OBJECTIVES: Quantifying individual risk for medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is valuable due to the high prevalence, substantial financial and service costs, and lengthy recovery time of the condition. Identification of those at risk is a key first step in prevention of the condition. This study aimed to test a suite of best evidence risk factors in a cohort of Navy recruits and to develop a predictive model for individuals at risk of MTSS. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of Navy recruits undergoing initial training METHODS: A prospective cohort design, this study screened recruits by assessing gender, MTSS history, years of running experience, orthotic use, BMI, navicular drop, ankle plantarflexion and hip external rotation at the beginning of basic training...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115835/citu-a-peptide-and-decarboxylative-coupling-reagent
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Justine N deGruyter, Lara R Malins, Laurin Wimmer, Khalyd J Clay, Javier Lopez-Ogalla, Tian Qin, Josep Cornella, Zhiqing Liu, Guanda Che, Denghui Bao, Jason M Stevens, Jennifer X Qiao, Martin P Allen, Michael A Poss, Phil S Baran
Tetrachloro-N-hydroxyphthalimide tetramethyluronium hexafluorophosphate (CITU) is disclosed as a convenient and economical reagent for both acylation and decarboxylative cross-coupling chemistries. Within the former set of reactions, CITU displays reactivity similar to that of common coupling reagents, but with increased safety and reduced cost. Within the latter, increased yields, more rapid conversion, and a simplified procedure are possible across a range of reported decarboxylative transformations.
November 8, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114010/2017-international-consensus-on-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-emergency-cardiovascular-care-science-with-treatment-recommendations-summary
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REVIEW
Theresa M Olasveengen, Allan R de Caen, Mary E Mancini, Ian K Maconochie, Richard Aickin, Dianne L Atkins, Robert A Berg, Robert M Bingham, Steven C Brooks, Maaret Castrén, Sung Phil Chung, Julie Considine, Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, Raffo Escalante, Raúl J Gazmuri, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Tetsuo Hatanaka, Rudolph W Koster, Peter J Kudenchuk, Eddy Lang, Swee Han Lim, Bo Løfgren, Peter A Meaney, William H Montgomery, Peter T Morley, Laurie J Morrison, Kevin J Nation, Kee-Chong Ng, Vinay M Nadkarni, Chika Nishiyama, Gabrielle Nuthall, Gene Yong-Kwang Ong, Gavin D Perkins, Amelia G Reis, Giuseppe Ristagno, Tetsuyo Sakamoto, Michael R Sayre, Stephen M Schexnayder, Alfredo F Sierra, Eunice M Singletary, Naoki Shimizu, Michael A Smyth, David Stanton, Janice A Tijssen, Andrew Travers, Christian Vaillancourt, Patrick Van de Voorde, Mary Fran Hazinski, Jerry P Nolan
The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation has initiated a near-continuous review of cardiopulmonary resuscitation science that replaces the previous 5-year cyclic batch-and-queue approach process. This is the first of an annual series of International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations summary articles that will include the cardiopulmonary resuscitation science reviewed by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation in the previous year...
November 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113831/the-effect-of-ovarian-reserve-and-receptor-signalling-on-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-during-human-follicle-development
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Sheena L P Regan, Phil G Knight, John L Yovich, James D Stanger, Yee Leung, Frank Arfuso, Ghanim Almahbobi, Arun Dharmarajan
The poor oocyte quality in older women has previously been linked to the depletion of the ovarian reserve of primordial follicles and an increase in granulosal apoptosis. Granulosa cells were collected from 198 follicles and individually analysed by flow cytometry. In the young IVF patients, the level of apoptosis was inversely proportional to the expression of bone morphogenetic protein (BMPR1B) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) receptors. Conversely, in the older patients this relationship became dysregulated...
November 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111257/a-catchment-scale-model-to-predict-spatial-and-temporal-burden-of-e-coli-on-pasture-from-grazing-livestock
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David M Oliver, Phil J Bartie, A Louise Heathwaite, Sim M Reaney, Jared A Q Parnell, Richard S Quilliam
Effective management of diffuse microbial water pollution from agriculture requires a fundamental understanding of how spatial patterns of microbial pollutants, e.g. E. coli, vary over time at the landscape scale. The aim of this study was to apply the Visualising Pathogen &Environmental Risk (ViPER) model, developed to predict E. coli burden on agricultural land, in a spatially distributed manner to two contrasting catchments in order to map and understand changes in E. coli burden contributed to land from grazing livestock...
October 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108459/comparison-of-medication-history-accuracy-between-nurses-and-pharmacy-personnel
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Connor Bowman, Jennifer McKenna, Phil Schneider, Brian Barnes
PURPOSE: To evaluate the differences in medication history errors made by pharmacy technicians, students, and pharmacists compared to nurses at a community hospital. METHODS: One hundred medication histories completed by either pharmacy or nursing staff were repeated and evaluated for errors by a fourth-year pharmacy student. The histories were analyzed for differences in the rate of errors per medication. Errors were categorized by their clinical significance, which was determined by a panel of pharmacists, pharmacy students, and nurses...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107553/a-single-community-dominates-structure-and-function-of-a-mixture-of-multiple-methanogenic-communities
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Pawel Sierocinski, Kim Milferstedt, Florian Bayer, Tobias Großkopf, Mark Alston, Sarah Bastkowski, David Swarbreck, Phil J Hobbs, Orkun S Soyer, Jérôme Hamelin, Angus Buckling
The ecology of microbes frequently involves the mixing of entire communities (community coalescence), for example, flooding events, host excretion, and soil tillage [1, 2], yet the consequences of this process for community structure and function are poorly understood [3-7]. Recent theory suggests that a community, due to coevolution between constituent species, may act as a partially cohesive unit [8-11], resulting in one community dominating after community coalescence. This dominant community is predicted to be the one that uses resources most efficiently when grown in isolation [11]...
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107440/the-technological-basis-for-adaptive-ion-beam-therapy-at-medaustron-status-and-outlook
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Markus Stock, Dietmar Georg, Alexander Ableitinger, Andrea Zechner, Alexander Utz, Marta Mumot, Gabriele Kragl, Johannes Hopfgartner, Joanna Gora, Till Böhlen, Loïc Grevillot, Peter Kuess, Phil Steininger, Heinz Deutschmann, Stanislav Vatnitsky
The ratio of patients who need a treatment adaptation due to anatomical variations at least once during the treatment course is significantly higher in light ion beam therapy (LIBT) than in photon therapy. The ballistic behaviour of ion beams makes them more sensitive to changes. Hence, the delivery of LIBT has always been supported by state of art image guidance. On the contrary CBCT technology was adapted for LIBT quite late. Adaptive concepts are being implemented more frequently in photon therapy and also efficient workflows are needed for LIBT...
October 27, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103871/olaparib-in-combination-with-paclitaxel-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-who-have-progressed-following-first-line-therapy-gold-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
#17
Yung-Jue Bang, Rui-Hua Xu, Keisho Chin, Keun-Wook Lee, Se Hoon Park, Sun Young Rha, Lin Shen, Shukui Qin, Nong Xu, Seock-Ah Im, Gershon Locker, Phil Rowe, Xiaojin Shi, Darren Hodgson, Yu-Zhen Liu, Narikazu Boku
BACKGROUND: Olaparib combined with paclitaxel has previously shown a significant improvement in overall survival versus placebo plus paclitaxel as second-line therapy in a phase 2 study in Asian patients with advanced gastric cancer, especially in those with ataxia-telangiectasia mutated protein (ATM)-negative tumours. Here, we report the primary efficacy and safety analyses from a subsequent phase 3 trial. METHODS: This double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study (GOLD) recruited Asian patients aged 18 years or older (≥20 years if Japanese) with advanced gastric cancer that had progressed following, or during, first-line chemotherapy...
November 2, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102073/qualification-of-oil-spill-treatment-products-adopting-the-baffled-flask-test-for-testing-of-dispersant-efficacy-in-the-uk
#18
Roxana Sühring, Andy Smith, Heather Emerson, Denise Doran, Phil Mellor, Mark F Kirby, Bernard Christie
The UK Marine Management Organisation (MMO) tasked the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) with reviewing the current UK dispersant efficacy testing procedures. The aim was to identify possibilities to increase standardisation, improve health and safety performance and explore harmonisation possibilities with international dispersant efficacy testing procedures. The US EPA 'Baffled Flask Test' (BFT) was adopted, implemented and validated as a new standard method in the UK. The outputs from this study suggest that dispersant efficacy results from the adopted BFT test and the currently used protocol are in a similar range and results presented by the US EPA...
October 25, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101935/the-association-of-serum-free-light-chains-with-mortality-and-progression-to-end-stage-renal-disease-in-chronic-kidney-disease-systematic-review-and-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Simon D S Fraser, Anthony Fenton, Scott Harris, Adam Shardlow, Sophie Liabeuf, Ziad A Massy, Anne Burmeister, Colin A Hutchison, Martin Landray, Jonathan Emberson, Phil Kalra, James P Ritchie, Paul Cockwell, Maarten W Taal
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the associations between polyclonal serum free light chain (sFLC) levels and adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by conducting a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analyses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: On December 28, 2016, we searched 4 databases (MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, and PubMed) and conference proceedings for studies presenting independent analyses of associations between sFLC levels and mortality or progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with CKD...
November 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097727/implementation-of-controlled-quantum-teleportation-with-an-arbitrator-for-secure-quantum-channels-via-quantum-dots-inside-optical-cavities
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Jino Heo, Chang-Ho Hong, Min-Sung Kang, Hyeon Yang, Hyung-Jin Yang, Jong-Phil Hong, Seong-Gon Choi
We propose a controlled quantum teleportation scheme to teleport an unknown state based on the interactions between flying photons and quantum dots (QDs) confined within single- and double-sided cavities. In our scheme, users (Alice and Bob) can teleport the unknown state through a secure entanglement channel under the control and distribution of an arbitrator (Trent). For construction of the entanglement channel, Trent utilizes the interactions between two photons and the QD-cavity system, which consists of a charged QD (negatively charged exciton) inside a single-sided cavity...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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