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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779279/-effects-of-recasting-in-vacuum-with-argon-on-the-chemical-composition-of-ceramic-alloys
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Ying-Hui Wang, Fen-Fang Qiu, Wei-Qing Wu, Hui Cheng
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effect of recasting in vacuum with argon on the chemical composition of cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr), commercially pure titanium (cpTi), palladium-based (Pd-based), and aurum-platinum (Au-
Pt) ceramic alloys. METHODS: Without adding new alloys, Co-Cr, cpTi, Pd-based, and Au-Pt ceramic alloys were recast one to three times under the condition of vacuum compressive casting with argon. Before recasting, four previously cast ceramic alloys were treated with the corresponding method...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779234/testing-the-role-of-climate-in-speciation-new-methods-and-applications-to-squamate-reptiles-lizards-and-snakes
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Tereza Jezkova, John J Wiens
Climate may play important roles in speciation, such as causing the range fragmentation that underlies allopatric speciation (through niche conservatism) or driving divergence of parapatric populations along climatic gradients (through niche divergence). Here, we developed new methods to test the frequency of climate niche conservatism and divergence in speciation, and applied it to species pairs of squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes). We used a large-scale phylogeny to identify 242 sister-species pairs for analysis...
May 19, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779223/gene-editing-vectors-for-studying-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-in-cholinergic-transmission
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Can Peng, Yijin Yan, Veronica J Kim, Staci E Engle, Jennifer N Berry, J Michael McIntosh, Rachael L Neve, Ryan M Drenan
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), prototype members of the cys-loop ligand gated ion channel family, are key mediators of cholinergic transmission in the central nervous system. Despite their importance, technical gaps exist in our ability to dissect the function of individual subunits in the brain. To overcome these barriers, we designed CRISPR/Cas9 small guide RNA sequences (sgRNAs) for production of loss-of-function alleles in mouse nAChR genes. These sgRNAs were validated in vitro via deep sequencing...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779222/downwards-trends-in-adolescent-risk-taking-behaviours-in-new-zealand-exploring-driving-forces-for-change
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Sonia Lewycka, Terryann Clark, Roshini Peiris-John, John Fenaughty, Pat Bullen, Simon Denny, Theresa Fleming
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779221/nasojejunal-stent-technique-njst-a-new-system-to-prevent-fully-covered-metal-stent-migration-in-the-treatment-of-benign-esophageal-diseases
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Oscar Víctor Hernández Mondragón, Raquel Palos Cuellar, Enrique Murcio Pérez
Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) have been used for the treatment of benign esophageal conditions such as perforation, leaks, and strictures [1]; high clinical success is reported [2]. Different anchoring methods have been described (clips, suturing devices, over-the-scope clips and Shim technique [2]), because of high migration rates (4-36%) [3,4]. However, not all cases are candidates, mostly in "difficult" cases where enteral feeding is needed [5]. We report the use of the nasojejunal-stent technique (NJST) to prevent migration of FCSEMS in three difficult cases...
May 19, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779212/periodontal-regeneration-via-chemo-attractive-constructs
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Xinjie Cai, Fang Yang, X Frank Walboomers, Yining Wang, John A Jansen, Jeroen J J P van den Beucken, Adelina S Plachokova
AIM: Chemo-attractants, such as stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α), can offer an advantage for periodontal regeneration by recruiting the patient's own stem cells to stimulate self-repair. We here developed a chemo-attractive construct for periodontal regeneration using SDF-1α and evaluated its efficacy in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SDF-1α was loaded on gelatin sponge and tested in vitro for SDF-1α release. Subsequently, SDF-1α constructs were implanted into rat periodontal defects for 1 and 6 weeks, with unloaded materials and empty defects as controls...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779211/cutaneous-sarcoidosis-a-new-subset-in-the-spectrum-of-paraneoplastic-dermatoses
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M El-Khalawany, A Mosbeh, S Aboeldahab, S Ali
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a well-described disease that can be associated with various malignancies; however, this correlation is still not fully clarified. AIM: To determine the clinical and histological features, demographic characteristics, and prognosis of patients diagnosed with paraneoplastic sarcoidosis (PS). METHODS: This observational cohort prospective study included all patients diagnosed as cutaneous sarcoidosis. All patients were monitored for therapeutic response, prognosis, and any associated diseases or malignancies...
May 20, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779206/old-new-and-emerging-immunohistochemical-markers-in-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
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REVIEW
Veronica K Y Cheung, Anthony J Gill, Angela Chou
The evolution of genetic research over the past two decades has greatly improved the understanding of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas. It is now accepted that more than one third of pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas arise in the context of syndromic disease, usually hereditary. The genetic profile of these tumors also has important prognostic implications which may help guide treatment. Accompanying the changing molecular landscape is the development of new immunohistochemical markers. Initially used in assisting with diagnosis, immunohistochemical markers have now become an important adjunct to screening programs for inherited conditions and subsequently as prognostic markers...
May 19, 2018: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779201/clinical-acceptability-of-trimetazidine-modified-release-80-mg-once-daily-versus-trimetazidine-modified-release-35-mg-twice-daily-in-stable-angina-pectoris
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Yuri M Pozdnyakov
INTRODUCTION: Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an anti-ischemic metabolic agent that has been shown to be efficacious in angina treatment, both in monotherapy and in combination. A new formulation of TMZ modified-release (MR) 80 mg was developed, which is to be taken once daily (od), instead of twice daily (bid) for the currently available TMZ MR 35 mg, with the aim of simplifying the medication regimen. METHODS: The present study was an international, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group phase III study with a 12-week treatment period...
May 19, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779169/-keeping-in-mind-the-gender-stereotype-the-role-of-need-for-closure-in-the-retrieval-induced-forgetting-of-female-managers-qualities
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Gennaro Pica, Antonio Pierro, Valerio Pellegrini, Valeria De Cristofaro, Annamaria Giannini, Arie W Kruglanski
The present research addressed the question of whether need for closure (NFC; Kruglanski in The psychology of closed mindedness, Psychology Press, New York, 2004) biases individuals' memory of female leaders. Merging research on role congruity theory of leadership (Koenig et al. in Psychol Bull 4:616-642, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023557 ) and research on retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF, Anderson et al. in J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cognit 20:1063-1087, 1994. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.65.5.861 ), we hypothesized and found that high-NFC participants show (1) a higher RIF of dimensions commonly associated with the leadership prototype (agentic/masculine) ascribed to female manager targets, when selectively retrieved dimensions commonly associated with the female prototype (communal/feminine) were ascribed to the same target; and (2) a lessened RIF of female stereotypical dimensions ascribed to female manager targets, when selectively retrieved prototypical leadership dimensions were ascribed to the same target...
May 19, 2018: Cognitive Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779165/the-association-of-statin-therapy-with-incident-diabetes-evidence-mechanisms-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
A Agarwala, S Kulkarni, T Maddox
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent studies have demonstrated a higher risk of incident diabetes associated with statin use, causing concern among patients and clinicians. In this review, we will assess the evidence and proposed mechanisms behind statin therapy and its association with incident diabetes. We will then review the current recommendations for statin use in light of this association and suggest next steps for clinicians managing these patients and researchers exploring this phenomenon...
May 19, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779157/3d-ct-of-renal-pathology-initial-experience-with-cinematic-rendering
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REVIEW
Steven P Rowe, Alexa R Meyer, Michael A Gorin, Pamela T Johnson, Elliot K Fishman
3D computed tomography (CT) visualizations of volumetric data have become an important aspect of diagnostic imaging. The utility of 3D CT has been well described for the imaging of a number of renal pathologies. Recently, a new 3D visualization technique known as cinematic rendering (CR) has become available and provides photorealistic images derived from standard CT acquisitions by use of a complex global lighting model. Herein, we describe a number of normal variant and pathologic conditions of the kidney visualized with CR...
May 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779135/novel-evaluation-scale-for-qol-qol-acd-bp-in-preoperative-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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Koji Takada, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Wataru Goto, Yuka Asano, Katsuyuki Takahashi, Tamami Morisaki, Tsutomu Takashima, Shuhei Tomita, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
PURPOSE: Quality-of-life (QOL) has been reported to affect the prognosis of many types of cancer, and several studies used various QOL assessment tools to determine the relationship between QOL and cancer prognosis. In this study, QOL-Questionnaire for Cancer Patients Treated with Anti-Cancer Drugs-the Breast (QOL-ACD-B) was modified to be suitable for preoperative chemotherapy (POC) and was named the QOL-ACD-BP. METHODS: A total of 300 patients were treated with POC after being diagnosed with breast cancer between February 2007 and December 2016 at our institute...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779132/cryptic-dispersal-of-cyanidiophytina-rhodophyta-in-non-acidic-environments-from-turkey
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Manuela Iovinella, Ayla Eren, Gabriele Pinto, Antonino Pollio, Seth J Davis, Paola Cennamo, Claudia Ciniglia
Cyanidiophytina are a group of polyextremophilic red algae with a worldwide, but discontinuous colonization. They are restricted to widely dispersed hot springs, geothermal habitats, and also some human-altered environments. Cyanidiophytina are predominant where pH is prohibitive for the majority of eukaryotes (pH 0.5-3). Turkey is characterized by areas rich in volcanic activity separated by non-volcanic areas. Here we show that Cyanidiophycean populations are present in thermal baths located around Turkey on neutral/alkaline soils...
May 19, 2018: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779130/the-present-and-the-future-of-genetic-testing-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia-opportunities-and-caveats
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REVIEW
Amanda J Hooper, John R Burnett, Damon A Bell, Gerald F Watts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We summarize recent advances in the understanding of genetic testing in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), the use of expanded FH next-generation sequencing panels, and directions for future research. RECENT FINDINGS: The uptake of massively parallel sequencing in research and diagnostic laboratories has enabled expanded testing for FH and its phenocopies, with the added advantage that copy number variants can be detected. However, increasing the number of genes tested increases the number of variants detected, which may or may not be pathogenic...
May 19, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779112/border-structure-of-intercalary-heterochromatin-bands-of-drosophila-melanogaster-polytene-chromosomes
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V A Khoroshko, T Yu Zykova, O O Popova, I F Zhimulev
The precise genomic localization of the borders of 62 intercalary heterochromatin bands in Drosophila polytene chromosomes was determined. A new type of bands containing chromatin of different states was identified. This type is a combination of the gray band and the intercalary heterochromatin band, creating a genetic structure that with a light microscope is identified as a continuous band. The border structure of such bands includes the coding regions of genes with ubiquitous activity.
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779107/stabilization-of-butyrylcholinesterase-by-the-entrapment-into-the-natural-polymer-based-gels
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V I Lonshakova-Mukina, E N Esimbekova, V A Kratasyuk
A new method for obtaining stable butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) samples based on the enzyme immobilization in starch and gelatin gels followed by drying is proposed. Coimmobilization of BuChE with the thiol group indicator 5,5'-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic) acid did not reduce the activity of BuChE, which allowed us to simplify the procedure and reduce the time of analysis of organophosphorus pesticides. The resulting immobilized samples retained activity for at least 300 days. BuChE samples based on the starch gel showed a greater sensitivity in the determination of pesticides as compared to the samples based on the gelatin gel...
March 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779094/-cell-grafting-a-new-approach-for-transferring-cytoplasmic-or-nuclear-genome-between-plants
#18
Vladimir Sidorov, Charles Armstrong, Thomas Ream, Xudong Ye, Annie Saltarikos
A new method based on mixing and wounding of callus tissue was used to transfer plastid or nuclear DNA between cells. Methods alternative to sexual hybridization can be powerful tools for crop improvement. We have developed a new hybridization technology based on wounding a mixed population of cells of two parents growing in vitro as callus ("cell grafting"), and have demonstrated the utility of this system for plastid or nuclear genome transfer. In our proof-of concept experiments, non-organized growing tissue (callus) from tobacco var...
May 19, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779068/new-insights-into-the-inflamed-tumor-immune-microenvironment-of-gastric-cancer-with-lymphoid-stroma-from-morphology-and-digital-analysis-to-gene-expression
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Irene Gullo, Patrícia Oliveira, Maria Athelogou, Gilza Gonçalves, Marta L Pinto, Joana Carvalho, Ana Valente, Hugo Pinheiro, Sara Andrade, Gabriela M Almeida, Ralf Huss, Kakoli Das, Patrick Tan, José C Machado, Carla Oliveira, Fátima Carneiro
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer with lymphoid stroma (GCLS) is characterized by prominent stromal infiltration of T-lymphocytes. The aim of this study was to investigate GCLS biology through analysis of clinicopathological features, EBV infection, microsatellite instability (MSI), immune gene-expression profiling and PD-L1 status in neoplastic cells and tumor immune microenvironment. METHODS: Twenty-four GCLSs were analyzed by RNA in situ hybridization for EBV (EBER), PCR/fragment analysis for MSI, immunohistochemistry (PD-L1, cytokeratin, CD3, CD8), co-immunofluorescence (CK/PD-L1, CD68/PD-L1), NanoString gene-expression assay for immune-related genes and PD-L1 copy number alterations...
May 19, 2018: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779058/genetics-of-resistant-hypertension-the-missing-heritability-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Samantha K Teixeira, Alexandre C Pereira, Jose E Krieger
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Blood pressure regulation in humans has long been known to be a genetically determined trait. The identification of causal genetic modulators for this trait has been unfulfilling at the least. Despite the recent advances of genome-wide genetic studies, loci associated with hypertension or blood pressure still explain a very low percentage of the overall variation of blood pressure in the general population. This has precluded the translation of discoveries in the genetics of human hypertension to clinical use...
May 19, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
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