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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905939/causes-of-death-in-vanuatu
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Karen Carter, Viran Tovu, Jeffrey Tila Langati, Michael Buttsworth, Lester Dingley, Andy Calo, Griffith Harrison, Chalapati Rao, Alan D Lopez, Richard Taylor
BACKGROUND: The population of the Pacific Melanesian country of Vanuatu was 234,000 at the 2009 census. Apart from subsistence activities, economic activity includes tourism and agriculture. Current completeness of vital registration is considered too low to be usable for national statistics; mortality and life expectancy (LE) are derived from indirect demographic estimates from censuses/surveys. Some cause of death (CoD) data are available to provide information on major causes of premature death...
March 15, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903971/novel-risk-models-for-early-detection-and-screening-of-ovarian-cancer
#2
Matthew R Russell, Alfonsina D'Amato, Ciaren Graham, Emma J Crosbie, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Andy Ryan, Jatinderpal K Kalsi, Evangelia-Ourania Fourkala, Caroline Dive, Michael Walker, Anthony D Whetton, Usha Menon, Ian Jacobs, Robert L J Graham
PURPOSE: Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most lethal gynaecological cancer. Early detection is required to improve patient survival. Risk estimation models were constructed for Type I (Model I) and Type II (Model II) OC from analysis of Protein Z, Fibronectin, C-reactive protein and CA125 levels in prospectively collected samples from the United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). RESULTS: Model I identifies cancers earlier than CA125 alone, with a potential lead time of 3-4 years...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900430/visible-and-red-emissive-molecular-beacons-for-optical-temperature-measurements-and-quality-control-in-diagnostic-assays-utilizing-temperature-dependent-amplification-reactions
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Zerrin Fidan, Andy Wende, Ute Resch-Genger
Quality control requirements imposed on assays used in clinical diagnostics and point-of-care-diagnostic testing (POCT), utilizing amplification reactions performed at elevated temperatures of 35 to 95 °C are very stringent. As the temperature of a reaction vessel has a large impact on the specificity and sensitivity of the amplification reaction, simple tools for local in situ temperature sensing and monitoring are required for reaction and assay control. We describe here a platform of stem-and-loop structured DNA hairpins (molecular beacons, MBs), absorbing and emitting in the visible and red spectral region, rationally designed for precise temperature measurements in microfluidic assays for POCT, and their application for temperature measurements in a common DNA-based molecular biological assay utilizing thermophilic helicase-dependent amplification (tHDA)...
November 29, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899696/selective-antagonism-of-trpa1-produces-limited-efficacy-in-models-of-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-induced-mechanical-hypersensitivity-in-rats
#4
Sonya G Lehto, Andy D Weyer, Beth D Youngblood, Maosheng Zhang, Ruoyuan Yin, Weiya Wang, Yohannes Teffera, Melanie Cooke, Cheryl L Stucky, Laurie Schenkel, Stephanie Geuns-Meyer, Bryan D Moyer, Kenneth D Wild, Narender R Gavva
The transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel has been implicated in pathophysiological processes that include asthma, cough, and inflammatory pain. Agonists of TRPA1 such as mustard oil and its key component allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) cause pain and neurogenic inflammation in humans and rodents, and TRPA1 antagonists have been reported to be effective in rodent models of pain. In our pursuit of TRPA1 antagonists as potential therapeutics, we generated AMG0902, a potent (IC90 of 300 nM against rat TRPA1), selective, brain penetrant (brain to plasma ratio of 0...
2016: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898789/nitrous-oxide-emissions-from-open-lot-cattle-feedyards-a-review
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Heidi M Waldrip, Richard W Todd, David B Parker, N Andy Cole, C Alan Rotz, Kenneth D Casey
Nitrous oxide (NO) emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations, including cattle feedyards, have become an important research topic. However, there are limitations to current measurement techniques, uncertainty in the magnitude of feedyard NO fluxes, and a lack of effective mitigation methods. The objective of this review was to assess NO emission from cattle feedyards, including comparison of measured and modeled emission rates, discussion of measurement methods, and evaluation of mitigation options...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897015/no-boundary-thinking-in-bioinformatics
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Jason H Moore, Steven F Jennings, Casey S Greene, Lawrence E Hunter, Andy D Perkins, Clarlynda Williams-Devane, Donald C Wunsch, Zhongming Zhao, Xiuzhen Huang
The following sections are included:Bioinformatics is a Mature DisciplineThe Golden Era of Bioinformatics Has BegunNo-Boundary Thinking in BioinformaticsReferences.
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894822/a-parallel-group-randomised-open-blinded-evaluation-of-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-depression-after-psychosis-pilot-trial-outcomes-adapt
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Andrew Gumley, Ross White, Andy Briggs, Ian Ford, Sarah Barry, Corinna Stewart, Sara Beedie, Jacqueline McTaggart, Caoimhe Clarke, Rachel MacLeod, Emma Lidstone, Bruno Salgado Riveros, Robin Young, Hamish McLeod
BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the major contributors to poorer quality of life amongst individuals with psychosis and schizophrenia. The study was designed as a Pilot Trial to determine the parameters of a larger, definitive pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression after psychosis (ACTdp) for individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who also meet diagnostic criteria for major depression. METHODS: Participants were required to meet criteria for schizophrenia and major depression...
November 25, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893103/potential-of-small-molecule-mediated-reprogramming-of-rod-photoreceptors-to-treat-retinitis-pigmentosa
#8
Paul A Nakamura, Shibing Tang, Andy A Shimchuk, Sheng Ding, Thomas A Reh
Purpose: Mutations in rod photoreceptor genes can cause retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Rod gene expression is regulated by the nuclear hormone receptor, Nr2e3. Genetic deletion of Nr2e3 reprograms rods into cells that resemble cone photoreceptors, and might therefore prevent their death from some forms of RP. There are no identified ligands for Nr2e3; however, reverse agonists might mimic the genetic rescue effect and may be therapeutically useful for the treatment of RP. Methods: We screened for small molecule modulators of Nr2e3 using primary retinal cell cultures and characterized the most potent, which we have named photoregulin1 (PR1), in vitro and in vivo...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892970/electrochemistry-of-single-nanoparticles-general-discussion
#9
Justin Gooding, Olaf Magnussen, David Fermin, Richard Crooks, Frederic Kanoufi, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Richard Nichols, Wolfgang Schmickler, Nongjian Tao, Shengli Chen, Paolo Actis, Ashley Page, Kristina Tschulik, Sanli Faez, Martin Edwards, Robert Johnson, Wojciech Nogala, Christine Kranz, Michael Eikerling, Patrick Unwin, Bradley Thomas, Venkateshkumar Prabhakaran, Jan Clausmeyer, Kylie Vincent, Marc Koper, Zhongqun Tian, Andy Mount, Mario A Alpuche-Aviles, Henry White, Andrew Ewing, Simon Higgins, Lane Baker, Dongping Zhan, Jens Ulstrup, Paul W Bohn, Serge Lemay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892497/optimising-antibiotic-usage-to-treat-bacterial-infections
#10
Iona K Paterson, Andy Hoyle, Gabriela Ochoa, Craig Baker-Austin, Nick G H Taylor
The increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria poses a threat to the continued use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has been identified as a significant driver in the emergence of resistance. Finding optimal treatment regimens is therefore critical in ensuring the prolonged effectiveness of these antibiotics. This study uses mathematical modelling to analyse the effect traditional treatment regimens have on the dynamics of a bacterial infection. Using a novel approach, a genetic algorithm, the study then identifies improved treatment regimens...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891638/regenerative-potential-of-leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-part-b-sinus-floor-elevation-alveolar-ridge-preservation-and-implant-therapy-a-systematic-review
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Ana B Castro, Nastaran Meschi, Andy Temmerman, Nelson Pinto, Paul Lambrechts, Wim Teughels, Marc Quirynen
AIM: To analyse the effect of Leucocyte- and Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) on bone regeneration procedures and osseointegration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic and hand search was conducted in three databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane). Only randomised clinical trials, written in English where L-PRF was applied in bone regeneration and implant procedures, were selected. No follow-up restrictions were applied. RESULTS: A total of 14 articles were included and processed...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891098/deceptive-manipulation-of-competitive-starting-strategies-influences-subsequent-pacing-physiological-status-and-perceptual-responses-during-cycling-time-trials
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Emily L Williams, Hollie S Jones, S Andy Sparks, David C Marchant, Adrian W Midgley, Craig A Bridge, Lars R McNaughton
Little is currently known regarding competitor influence on pacing at the start of an event and in particular the subsequent effect on the remaining distance. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of starting pace on the physiological and psychological responses during cycling time trials (TT) utilizing an innovative approach allowing pace to be accurately and dynamically replicated, as well as deceptively manipulated. Ten competitive male cyclists completed five 16.1 km TT, two baseline trials performed alone (BLs), and three with a simulated, dynamic avatar of which they were to match the pace of for the initial 4 km...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889915/constitutive-regulation-of-the-glutamate-aspartate-transporter-eaat1-by-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii
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Aarti R Chawla, Derrick E Johnson, Agnes S Zybura, Benjamin P Leeds, Ross M Nelson, Andy Hudmon
Glutamate clearance by astrocytes is an essential part of normal excitatory neurotransmission. Failure to adapt or maintain low levels of glutamate in the central nervous system is associated with multiple acute and chronic neurodegenerative diseases. The primary excitatory amino acid transporters in human astrocytes are EAAT1 and EAAT2 (GLAST and GLT-1 respectively in rodents). While the inhibition of calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase (CaMKII), a ubiquitously-expressed serine/threonine protein kinase, results in diminished glutamate uptake in cultured primary rodent astrocytes (Ashpole et al...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889492/surgical-complications-following-early-genitourinary-reconstructive-surgery-for-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-interim-analysis-at-6-years
#14
Pankaj Dangle, Andy Lee, Rajeev Chaudhry, Francis X Schneck
OBJECTIVE: To review the intermediate to long-term surgical complications following feminizing reconstructive surgery for patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), at a single tertiary center. Genitourinary reconstructive surgery is pivotal for favorable cosmetic and functional outcome for patients with CAH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review identifying 26 patients from April 2003 to April 2015 who underwent genitourinary reconstructive surgeries...
November 23, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889200/oral-tuberculosis
#15
Yu-Hsueh Wu, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Andy Sun, Chun-Pin Chiang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886140/english-stop-smoking-services-one-year-outcomes
#16
Linda Bauld, Rosemary Hiscock, Fiona Dobbie, Paul Aveyard, Tim Coleman, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Hayden McRobbie, Andy McEwen
The UK is a global leader in stop-smoking support-providing free behavioral support and cessation medication via stop smoking services (SSS) without charge to smokers. This study aimed to explore the client and service characteristics associated with abstinence 52 weeks after quitting. A prospective cohort study of 3057 SSS clients in nine different areas of England who began their quit attempt between March 2012 and March 2013 was conducted. Important determinants of long-term quitting were assessed through quit rates and multivariable logistic regression...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885911/end-of-life-prognostic-indicators-in-patients-with-copd-part-2
#17
Andy Parry, Ray Higginson, Aoife Gleeson
In the UK, chronic respiratory diseases cause 13% of adult disability. The major chronic respiratory disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition involving chronic airway inflammation that causes airflow obstruction and destruction of lung tissue. This leads to a progressive loss of respiratory membrane, which accounts for the clinical manifestation of COPD, which is difficulty maintaining sufficient gas exchange to meet metabolic demands. The primary cause is smoking, with the vast majority of COPD patients having a past or present history of smoking...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884636/an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study-of-peptide-functionalized-nanoparticles-for-brain-targeting-the-importance-of-selective-blood-brain-barrier-uptake
#18
Gerard H Bode, Gregory Coué, Christian Freese, Karin E Pickl, Maria Sanchez-Purrà, Berta Albaiges, Salvador Borrós, Ewoud C van Winden, Leto-Aikaterini Tziveleka, Zili Sideratou, Johan F Engbersen, Smriti Singh, Krystyna Albrecht, Jürgen Groll, Martin Möller, Andy J G Pötgens, Christoph Schmitz, Eleonore Fröhlich, Christian Grandfils, Frank M Sinner, C James Kirkpatrick, Harry W M Steinbusch, Hans-Georg Frank, Ronald E Unger, Pilar Martinez-Martinez
Targeted delivery of drugs across endothelial barriers remains a formidable challenge, especially in the case of the brain, where the blood-brain barrier severely limits entry of drugs into the central nervous system. Nanoparticle-mediated transport of peptide/protein-based drugs across endothelial barriers shows great potential as a therapeutic strategy in a wide variety of diseases. Functionalizing nanoparticles with peptides allows for more efficient targeting to specific organs. We have evaluated the hemocompatibilty, cytotoxicity, endothelial uptake, efficacy of delivery and safety of liposome, hyperbranched polyester, poly(glycidol) and acrylamide-based nanoparticles functionalized with peptides targeting brain endothelial receptors, in vitro and in vivo...
November 21, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882794/assessment-and-management-of-the-septic-patient-part-2
#19
Jody Vaughan, Andy Parry
Sepsis has gained increasing publicity in recent years, and there is now a strong focus of clinical education and training following the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. The assessment and management of a septic patients is far from simple and requires a systematic approach in both identifying and managing the condition. This second part explores sepsis care bundles and the research that underpins each of the interventions. These discussions will enable nurses to understand why each component of the sepsis care bundle is important and thus enable them to rapidly prioritise care, as early effective interventions have been shown to optimise patient outcomes...
November 24, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881707/a-cd80-biased-ctla4-ig-fusion-protein-with-superior-in-vivo-efficacy-by-simultaneous-engineering-of-affinity-selectivity-stability-and-fcrn-binding
#20
Julie Douthwaite, Jacques Moisan, Cyril Privezentzev, Blagoje Soskic, Shereen Sabbah, Suzanne Cohen, Andie Collinson, Elizabeth England, Catherine Huntington, Ben Kemp, Li Zhuang, Suzanne Hudak, D Gareth Rees, Debbie Goldberg, Chris Barton, Linda Chang, Inna Vainshtein, Meina Liang, Laurie Iciek, Philip Ambery, Mark Peakman, Tristan J Vaughan, Tim I M Tree, David M Sansom, Michael A Bowen, Ralph R Minter, Lutz Jermutus
Affinity- and stability-engineered variants of CTLA4-Ig fusion molecules with enhanced pharmacokinetic profiles could yield improved therapies with the potential of higher efficacy and greater convenience to patients. In this study, to our knowledge, we have, for the first time, used in vitro evolution to simultaneously optimize CTLA4 affinity and stability. We selected for improved binding to both ligands, CD80 and CD86, and screened as dimeric Fc fusions directly in functional assays to identify variants with stronger suppression of in vitro T cell activation...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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