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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128739/childbirth-and-parenting-preparation-in-antenatal-classes
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M Barimani, K Forslund Frykedal, M Rosander, A Berlin
OBJECTIVES: to describe topics (1) presented by midwives' during antenatal classes and the amount of time spent on these topics and (2) raised and discussed by first-time parents and the amount of time spent on these topics. DESIGN: qualitative; data were gathered using video or tape recordings and analysed using a three-pronged content analysis approach, i.e., conventional, summative, and directed analyses. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 3 antenatal courses in 2 antenatal units in a large Swedish city; 3 midwives; and 34 course participants...
October 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127281/structural-and-functional-insight-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-mediated-pathogenic-metabolic-reprogramming-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Kaiqi Sun, Angelo D'Alessandro, Mostafa H Ahmed, Yujin Zhang, Anren Song, Tzu-Ping Ko, Travis Nemkov, Julie A Reisz, Hongyu Wu, Morayo Adebiyi, Zhangzhe Peng, Jing Gong, Hong Liu, Aji Huang, Yuan Edward Wen, Alexander Q Wen, Vladimir Berka, Mikhail V Bogdanov, Osheiza Abdulmalik, Leng Han, Ah-Lim Tsai, Modupe Idowu, Harinder S Juneja, Rodney E Kellems, William Dowhan, Kirk C Hansen, Martin K Safo, Yang Xia
Elevated sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is detrimental in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), but the mechanistic basis remains obscure. Here, we report that increased erythrocyte S1P binds to deoxygenated sickle Hb (deoxyHbS), facilitates deoxyHbS anchoring to the membrane, induces release of membrane-bound glycolytic enzymes and in turn switches glucose flux towards glycolysis relative to the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP). Suppressed PPP causes compromised glutathione homeostasis and increased oxidative stress, while enhanced glycolysis induces production of 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate (2,3-BPG) and thus increases deoxyHbS polymerization, sickling, hemolysis and disease progression...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071395/-25%C3%A2-years-of-integral-theory-by-petros-what-remains-and-what-s-next
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REVIEW
A Gunnemann, B Liedl, K Goeschen
BACKGROUND: The Integral Theory (IT) states that urinary stress and urge symptoms mainly arise from lax suspensory ligaments, which are a consequence of altered collagen/elastin. Four important muscle groups (pubococcygeal muscle, levatorplate, longitudinal muscle of the anus, and the puborectalis muscle) are only able to guarantee the opening and closure mechanism of the bladder, the urethra and the anal tube if the suspensory ligaments are intact. The first practical application of the IT was the repair of the pubourethral ligament (PUL) known as tension-free vaginal tape (TVT)...
October 25, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932435/crystal-structures-of-4-meth-oxy-benzoic-acid-1-3-bis-pyridin-4-yl-propane-2-1-and-biphenyl-4-4-di-carb-oxy-lic-acid-4-meth-oxy-pyridine-1-2
#4
Kazuma Gotoh, Hiroyuki Ishida
The crystal structures of two hydrogen-bonded compounds, namely 4-meth-oxy-benzoic acid-1,3-bis-(pyridin-4-yl)propane (2/1), C13H14.59N2·C8H7.67O3·C8H7.74O3, (I), and biphenyl-4,4'-di-carb-oxy-lic acid-4-meth-oxy-pyridine (1/2), C14H9.43O4·C6H7.32NO·C6H7.25NO, (II), have been determined at 93 K. In (I), the asymmetric unit consists of two crystallographically independent 4-meth-oxy-benzoic acid mol-ecules and one 1,3-bis-(pyridin-4-yl)propane mol-ecule. The asymmetric unit of (II) comprises one biphenyl-4,4'-di-carb-oxy-lic acid mol-ecule and two independent 4-meth-oxy-pyridine mol-ecules...
July 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929064/efficacy-of-trt-using-noise-presentation-from-mobile-phone
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Md Noorain Alam, Manish Gupta, Sanjay Munjal, Naresh K Panda
The purpose of tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is to induce habituation, first of the reaction to the tinnitus signal, and subsequently to habituate the perception of tinnitus itself. Habituation of sound is achieved through sound treatment which involves the use of low-level broadband noise mainly through noise maskers. Noise maskers are costly hence there is a need to find an alternate source of noise like MP3 and mobile phones. The goal of present study was to find out whether persons with tinnitus may be successfully treated with TRT using sound treatment from the noise presented through mobile phones...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919700/construction-and-test-results-of-coil-2-of-a-three-coil-800-mhz-rebco-insert-for-the-1-3-ghz-high-resolution-nmr-magnet
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Juan Bascuñán, Philip Michael, Seungyong Hahn, Thibault Lecrevisse, Yukikazu Iwasa
This paper focuses on the construction and test results of Coil 2 that is part of a trio of nested coils composing the REBCO 800 MHz insert. Upon its completion, the REBCO 800 MHz insert will be placed in the bore of a 500 MHz low temperature superconducting (LTS) NMR magnet (L500) to form the MIT 1.3 GHz high-resolution NMR magnet. Coil 2 is a stack of 32 double pancake (DP) coils wound with 6-mm wide REBCO tape using the no-insulation (NI) technique. Each pancake is wound on a stainless steel inner supporting ring to prevent the collapsing of its crossover due to the external pressure exerted by the winding pack...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity: a Publication of the IEEE Superconductivity Committee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917324/targeted-anthelmintic-treatment-of-parasitic-gastroenteritis-in-first-grazing-season-dairy-calves-using-daily-live-weight-gain-as-an-indicator
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A Jackson, K A Ellis, J McGoldrick, N N Jonsson, M J Stear, A B Forbes
Control of parasitic gastroenteritis in cattle is typically based on group treatments with anthelmintics, complemented by grazing management, where feasible. However, the almost inevitable evolution of resistance in parasitic nematodes to anthelmintics over time necessitates a reappraisal of their use in order to reduce selection pressure. One such approach is targeted selective treatment (TST), in which only individual animals that will most benefit are treated, rather than whole groups of at-risk cattle. This study was designed to assess the feasibility of implementing TST on three commercial farms, two of which were organic...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914793/multi-aperture-shower-design-for-the-improvement-of-the-transverse-uniformity-of-mocvd-derived-gdybco-films
#8
Ruipeng Zhao, Qing Liu, Yudong Xia, Fei Zhang, Yuming Lu, Chuanbing Cai, Bowan Tao, Yanrong Li
A multi-aperture shower design is reported to improve the transverse uniformity of GdYBCO superconducting films on the template of sputtered-LaMnO₃/epitaxial-MgO/IBAD-MgO/solution deposition planarization (SDP)-Y₂O₃-buffered Hastelloy tapes. The GdYBCO films were prepared by the metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) process. The transverse uniformities of structure, morphology, thickness, and performance were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), step profiler, and the standard four-probe method using the criteria of 1 μV/cm, respectively...
September 15, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884851/-bottom-up-in-situ-proteomic-differentiation-of-human-and-non-human-haemoglobins-for-forensic-purposes-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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S Kamanna, J Henry, N Voelcker, A Linacre, K P Kirkbride
RATIONALE: The detection and identification of human blood on crime-related items are of particular relevance to many investigations because shed blood can provide evidence of violent contact between individuals. However, for any detection and identification technique, specificity is a critical performance characteristic to assess; that is, whether the technique has the capability to differentiate between human blood (which usually is of relevance to a criminal investigation) and non-human blood (which usually would not be associated with a crime but may be detected incidentally)...
November 30, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876331/clinically-applicable-optical-imaging-technology-for-body-size-and-shape-analysis-comparison-of-systems-differing-in-design
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B Bourgeois, B K Ng, D Latimer, C R Stannard, L Romeo, X Li, J A Shepherd, S B Heymsfield
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent advances have extended anthropometry beyond flexible tape measurements to automated three-dimensional optical devices that rapidly acquire hundreds of body surface dimensions. Three new devices were recently introduced that share in common inexpensive optical cameras. The design, and thus potential clinical applicability, of these systems differ substantially leading us to critically evaluate their accuracy and precision. SUBJECTS/METHODS: 113 adult subjects completed evaluations by the three optical devices (KX-16 (16 stationary cameras), Proscanner (1 vertically oscillating camera), and Styku scanner (1 stationary camera)), air displacement plethysmography (ADP), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and a flexible tape measure...
November 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860398/revision-anatomical-reconstruction-of-the-lateral-ligaments-of-the-ankle-augmented-with-suture-tape-for-patients-with-a-failed-brostr%C3%A3-m-procedure
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B K Cho, Y M Kim, S M Choi, H W Park, N F SooHoo
AIMS: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the intermediate-term outcomes after revision anatomical ankle ligament reconstruction augmented with suture tape for a failed modified Broström procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 30 patients with persistent instability of the ankle after a Broström procedure underwent revision augmented with suture tape. Of these, 24 patients who were followed up for more than two years were included in the study...
September 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854647/chemical-degradation-of-tmr-multilure-dispensers-for-fruit-fly-detection-weathered-under-california-climatic-conditions
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Roger I Vargas, Steven K Souder, Joseph G Morse, Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell, David R Haviland, John N Kabashima, Ben A Faber, Bruce Mackey, Eddie Nkomo, Peter J Cook, John D Stark
Degradation models for multilure fruit fly trap dispensers were analyzed to determine their potential for use in large California detection programs. Solid three-component male lure TMR (trimedlure [TML], methyl eugenol [ME], raspberry ketone [RK]) dispensers impregnated with DDVP (2, 2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate) insecticide placed inside Jackson traps were weathered during summer (8 wk) and winter (12 wk) in five citrus-growing areas. Additionally, TMR wafers without DDVP, but with an insecticidal strip, were compared to TMR dispensers with DDVP...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847028/pelvic-floor-3d-ultrasound-of-women-with-a-tvt-tvt-o-or-tvt-s-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-at-the-three-year-follow-up
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Claudinei A Rodrigues, Ana Maria H M Bianchi-Ferraro, Eliana Viana Monteiro Zucchi, Marair G F Sartori, Manoel J B C Girão, Zsuzsanna I K Jarmy-Di Bella
Objective Using three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US), we aimed to compare the tape position and the angle formed by the sling arms in different techniques of mid-urethral sling insertion for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence, three years after surgery. In addition, we examined the correlations between the US findings and the clinical late postoperative results. Methods A prospective cross-sectional cohort study of 170 patients who underwent a sling procedure between May 2009 and December 2011 was performed...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827976/test-of-an-8-66-t-rebco-insert-coil-with-overbanding-radial-build-for-a-1-3-ghz-lts-hts-nmr-magnet
#14
Timing Qu, Philip C Michael, Juan Bascuñán, Thibault Lécrevisse, Mingzhi Guan, Seungyong Hahn, Yukikazu Iwasa
A 1.3-GHz/54-mm LTS/HTS NMR magnet, assembled with a 3-coil (Coils 1-3) 800-MHz HTS insert in a 500-MHz LTS NMR magnet, is under construction. The innermost HTS insert Coil 1 has a stack of 26 no-insulation (NI) double pancake (DP) coils wound of 6-mm wide and 75-μm thick REBCO tapes. In order to keep the hoop strains on REBCO tape < 0.6% at an operating current Iop of 250 A and in a field of 30.5 T, we overbanded each pancake in Coil 1 with a 6-mm wide, 76-μm thick 304 stainless steel strip: 7-mm thick radial build for the central 18 pancakes, while 6-mm thick for the outer 2×17 pancakes...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity: a Publication of the IEEE Superconductivity Committee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798844/su-8-free-standing-microfluidic-probes
#15
A A Kim, K Kustanovich, D Baratian, A Ainla, M Shaali, G D M Jeffries, A Jesorka
We present a process for fabrication of free-standing SU-8 probes, with a dry, mechanical release of the final micro-devices. The process utilizes the thermal release tape, a commonly used cleanroom material, for facile heat-release from the sacrificial layer. For characterization of the SU-8 microfluidic probes, two liquid interfaces were designed: a disposable interface with integrated wells and an interface with external liquid reservoirs. The versatility of the fabrication and the release procedures was illustrated by further developing the process to functionalize the SU-8 probes for impedance sensing, by integrating metal thin-film electrodes...
January 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792204/poly-vinylidene-fluoride-flexible-nanocomposite-films-with-dopamine-coated-giant-dielectric-ceramic-nanopowders-ba-fe0-5ta0-5-o3-for-high-energy-storage-density-at-low-electric-field
#16
Zhuo Wang, Tian Wang, Chun Wang, Yujia Xiao, Panpan Jing, Yongfei Cui, Yongping Pu
Ba(Fe0.5Ta0.5)O3/poly(vinylidene fluoride) (BFT/PVDF) flexible nanocomposite films are fabricated by tape casting using dopamine (DA)-modified BFT nanopowders and PVDF as a matrix polymer. After a surface modification of installing a DA layer with a thickness of 5 nm, the interfacial couple interaction between BFT and PVDF is enhanced, resulting in less hole defects at the interface. Then the dielectric constant (ε'), loss tangent (tan δ), and AC conductivity of nanocomposite films are reduced. Meanwhile, the value of the reduced dielectric constant (Δε') and the strength of interfacial polarization (k) are introduced to illustrate the effect of DA on the dielectric behavior of nanocomposite films...
August 30, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791696/comparison-of-a-paediatric-emergency-ruler-with-a-digital-algorithm-for-weight-and-age-estimation
#17
Ch Both, A Schmitz, P K Buehler, J Wittwer, M Weiss, A R Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Emergency tapes like the "Paediatric-Emergency-Ruler" (PaedER) provide drug dosing and recommend medical airway equipment based on estimated patient bodyweight and age. Previous studies have revealed unsatisfactory accuracy in bodyweight estimation, due to the tapes' length-based weight categories. Therefore, we developed a digital algorithm allowing continuous length-based estimation of weight and age. The aim of this study was to compare the new algorithm with the PaedER regarding accuracy in estimating bodyweight and recommendation of medical airway equipment...
August 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780649/de-novo-overactive-bladder-following-midurethral-sling-procedures-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Vasilios Pergialiotis, Zini Mudiaga, Despina N Perrea, Stergios K Doumouchtsis
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: De novo overactive bladder (OAB) is a known complication of midurethral sling surgery for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. To date, differences in the incidence of de novo OAB following the use of different types of midurethral sling remain relatively unknown. The purpose of the present systematic review was to evaluate this incidence and summarize current evidence. METHODS: We systematically searched the literature using the MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, ClinicalTrials...
November 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772129/the-effects-of-ankle-braces-and-taping-on-lower-extremity-running-kinematics-and-energy-expenditure-in-healthy-non-injured-adults
#19
Kaori Tamura, Kara N Radzak, Rachele E Vogelpohl, Bethany A Wisthoff, Yukiya Oba, Ronald K Hetzler, Christopher D Stickley
Ankle braces and taping are commonly used to prevent ankle sprains and allow return to play following injury, however, it is unclear how passive restriction of joint motion may effect running gait kinematics and energy expenditure during exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of different types of ankle supports on lower extremity kinematics and energy expenditure during continuous running. Thirteen healthy physically active adults ran at self-selected speed on the treadmill for 30min in four different ankle support conditions: semi-rigid hinged brace, lace-up brace, tape and control...
October 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746949/-dislocation-of-the-pip-joint-treatment-of-a-common-ball-sports-injury
#20
Wibke Müller-Seubert, Gregor Bührer, Raymund E Horch
Background Fractures or fracture dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint often occur during sports or accidents. Dislocations of the PIP-joint are the most common ligamentary injuries of the hand. As this kind of injury is so frequent, hand surgeons and other physicians should be aware of the correct treatment. Objectives This paper summarises the most common injury patterns and the correct treatment of PIP-joint dislocations. Materials and Methods This paper reviews the current literature and describes the standardised treatment of PIP-joint dislocations...
September 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
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