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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530071/-epidemiology-of-over-active-bladder-oab-syndrome
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REVIEW
Tamar Eshkoli, David Yohai, Elad Laron, Adi Y Weintraub
An over-active bladder is a common disorder which influences women's health and quality of life. There is difficulty defining the exact prevalence of the disorder since there are various definitions in the literature. The ICS definition from 2002 on the over-active bladder (OAB) syndrome enables more uniformity, by declaring that OAB syndrome is a symptomatic syndrome defined as presence of urgency with or without urinary incontinence, mostly accompanied by frequency and nocturia. In this article we reviewed the current medical literature on the prevalence of the OAB syndrome by focusing on relevant crosssectional and longitudinal studies, the trend changes during life, co-morbidities, the influence of quality of life and the economic burden following the disorder and its treatment...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529821/fabrication-of-silicon-films-from-patterned-protruded-seeds
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Huang Zeng, Wei Zhang, Jizhou Li, Cong Wang, Hui Yang, Yigang Chen, Xiaoyuan Chen, Dongfang Liu
Thin, flexible silicon crystals are starting up applications such as light-weighted flexible solar cells, SOI, flexible IC chips, 3D ICs imagers and 3D CMOS imagers on the demand of high performance with low cost. Kerfless wafering technology by direct conversion of source gases into mono-crystalline wafers on reusable substrates is highly cost-effective and feedstock-effective route to cheap wafers with the thickness down to several microns. Here we show a prototype for direct conversion of silicon source gases to wafers by using the substrate with protruded seeds...
May 2017: AIP Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523172/roles-of-roflumilast-a-selective-phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitor-in-airway-diseases
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REVIEW
Theerasuk Kawamatawong
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common chronic respiratory diseases. Both diseases have incompletely distinct pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, and treatment responsiveness. Pulmonary and systemic inflammations are the hallmarks of COPD. Most asthma responds to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment. In contrast, COPD is a corticosteroid-resistant disease. Bronchodilators are a preferred treatment method of COPD, with the aim of improving symptoms and preventing exacerbation...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514496/a-reappraisal-of-children-s-thoracic-surface-anatomy
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Nicholas Fischer, Jonty Morreau, Ramanen Sugunesegran, Kiarash Taghavi, Ali Mirjalili
Accurate knowledge of surface anatomy is fundamental to safe clinical practice. A paucity of evidence in the literature regarding thoracic surface anatomy in children was identified. The associations between surface landmarks and internal structures were meticulously analyzed by reviewing high quality computed tomography (CT) images of 77 children aged from four days to 12 years. The results confirmed that the sternal angle is an accurate surface landmark for the azygos-superior vena cava junction in a plane through to the level of upper T4 from birth to age four, and to lower T4 in older children...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504945/a-bio-inspired-hybrid-thermal-management-approach-for-three-dimensional-network-on-chip-systems
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Ranjita Dash, Jose Luis Risco-Martin, Ashok Kumar Turuk, Vinod Pangracious, Jose L Ayala, Amartya Majumdar
Three-dimensional network-on-chip systems are getting popular among the integrated circuit (IC) manufacturer because of reduced latency, heterogeneous integration of technologies on a single chip, high yield, and consumption of less interconnecting power. However, the addition of functional units in the Z-direction has resulted in higher on-chip temperature and appearance of local hotspots on the die. The increase in temperature degrades the performance, lifetime, reliability, and increases the maintenance cost of 3-D ICs...
May 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503097/asthma-management-among-allergists-in-italy-results-from-a-survey
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M S Magnoni, M Caminati, G W Canonica, F Arpinelli, A Rizzi, G Senna
BACKGROUND: In Europe more than 50% of asthmatic treated patients have not well-controlled asthma. Asthma affects about 2.5 million of patients in Italy. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The present survey aims at investigating how Italian allergists approach asthmatic patients, in order to highlight pitfalls and unmet needs concerning real-life asthma management. METHODS: An anonymous 16 item web questionnaire was available (April-October 2015) to all allergists who visited the web site of SIAAIC (Società Italiana di Allergologia, Asma Immunologia Clinica)...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500744/risk-of-cataract-among-interventional-cardiologists-and-catheterization-lab-staff-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ahmed Elmaraezy, Mostafa Ebraheem Morra, Abdelrhman Tarek Mohammed, Ahmed Al-Habaa, Ahmed Elgebaly, Ahmed Abdelmotaleb Ghazy, Adham M Khalil, Nguyen Tien Huy, Kenji Hirayama
OBJECTIVES: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the risk of developing a radiation-induced cataract in interventional cardiologists (ICs). BACKGROUND: ICs are forced to radiation exposure during cardiac catheterization procedures. Since the eye lens is one of the most radiosensitive organs in the body, ICs are highly susceptible to develop a radiation-induced cataract. METHOD: We performed a systematic literature search of nine electronic databases to retrieve studies that report cataract among interventional cardiologists...
May 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498120/evaluation-of-statistical-distributions-to-analyze-the-pollution-of-cd-and-pb-in-urban-runoff
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Amin Toranjian, Safar Marofi
Heavy metal pollution in urban runoff causes severe environmental damage. Identification of these pollutants and their statistical analysis is necessary to provide management guidelines. In this study, 45 continuous probability distribution functions were selected to fit the Cd and Pb data in the runoff events of an urban area during October 2014-May 2015. The sampling was conducted from the outlet of the city basin during seven precipitation events. For evaluation and ranking of the functions, we used the goodness of fit Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Anderson-Darling tests...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497924/real-life-efficacy-of-omalizumab-after-9-years-of-follow-up
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Francesco Menzella, Carla Galeone, Debora Formisano, Claudia Castagnetti, Patrizia Ruggiero, Anna Simonazzi, Luigi Zucchi
Omalizumab is frequently used as add-on treatment to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting β2-agonists in patients with suboptimal control of severe asthma. Patients with severe asthma will typically require chronic treatment, although due to the limited amount of data available there are still some concerns about the safety and efficacy of long-term therapy with omalizumab. Herein, in an extension of a previous 4-year study, we report disease-related outcomes of 8 patients with severe persistent allergic asthma who have been followed for a total of 9 years in a real-life setting...
July 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497769/automated-eeg-artifact-elimination-by-applying-machine-learning-algorithms-to-ica-based-features
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Thea Radüntz, Jon Scouten, Olaf Hochmuth, Beate Meffert
OBJECTIVE: Biological and non-biological artifacts cause severe problems when dealing with electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings. Independent component analysis (ICA) is a widely used method for eliminating various artifacts from recordings. However, evaluating and classifying the calculated independent components (IC) as artifact or EEG is not fully automated at present. APPROACH: In this study, we propose a new approach for automated artifact elimination, which applies machine learning algorithms to ICA-based features...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493984/nasal-airway-epithelial-cell-il-6-and-fkbp51-gene-expression-and-steroid-sensitivity-in-asthmatic-children
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Michael Fayon, Aurelie Lacoste-Rodrigues, Pascal Barat, Jean-Christophe Helbling, Fabienne Nacka, Patrick Berger, Marie-Pierre Moisan, Jean-Benoit Corcuff
BACKGROUND: Many asthmatic patients exhibit uncontrolled asthma despite high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Airway epithelial cells (AEC) have distinct activation profiles that can influence ICS response. OBJECTIVES: A pilot study to identify gene expression markers of AEC dysfunction and markers of corticosteroid sensitivity in asthmatic and non-asthmatic control children, for comparison with published reports in adults. METHODS: AEC were obtained by nasal brushings and primary submerged cultures, and incubated in control conditions or in the presence of 10 ng/ml TNFalpha, 10-8M dexamethasone, or both...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489899/development-of-an-immunochromatographic-strip-test-for-the-rapid-detection-of-zearalenone-in-wheat-from-jiangsu-province-china
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Fang Ji, Mduduzi P Mokoena, Hongyan Zhao, Ademola O Olaniran, Jianrong Shi
A colloidal gold (ICS) test was developed for rapid detection of zearalenone (ZEN) in wheat samples. The mAb against ZEN was prepared in our laboratory and labelled with colloidal gold as a probe for the ICS test. The conditions were optimized and 30 nm colloidal gold nanoparticles were chosen for optimal performance. Millipore 135 was chosen as the NC membrane for its level of sensitivity. The optimum amount of coated antigen ZEN-OVA and anti-ZEN mAb was 0.5 mg/mL and 8 μg/mL, respectively. The ICS test, which has a detection limit of 15 ng/mL for ZEN, could be completed in 5 min...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488322/impact-of-the-genetic-variants-of-glcci1-on-clinical-features-of-asthmatic-patients
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Shinji Chiba, Yutaka Nakamura, Tomoki Mizuno, Kazuyuki Abe, Yosuke Horii, Hiromi Nagashima, Nobuhito Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kanno, Tatsuo Tanita, Kohei Yamauchi
Background Several gene variants are associated with a response to an inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) treatment in patients with bronchial asthma. A variant of the glucocorticoid-induced transcript 1 (GLCCI1) genes has previously been associated with decreased lung function improvement upon treatment with inhaled corticosteroids in patients with bronchial asthma. Another report has also demonstrated that this genetic biomarker did not influence the change in flow volume in one second. However, no studies have considered the treatment content and the GLCCI1 variants...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487610/colorectal-and-interval-cancers-of-the-colorectal-cancer-screening-program-in-the-basque-country-spain
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Isabel Portillo, Eunate Arana-Arri, Isabel Idigoras, Isabel Bilbao, Lorea Martínez-Indart, Luis Bujanda, Iñaki Gutierrez-Ibarluzea
AIM: To assess proportions, related conditions and survival of interval cancer (IC). METHODS: The programme has a linkage with different clinical databases and cancer registers to allow suitable evaluation. This evaluation involves the detection of ICs after a negative faecal inmunochemical test (FIT), interval cancer FIT (IC-FIT) prior to a subsequent invitation, and the detection of ICs after a positive FIT and confirmatory diagnosis without colorectal cancer (CRC) detected and before the following recommended colonoscopy, IC-colonoscopy...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485798/immune-complexes-induce-tnf-%C3%AE-and-baff-production-from-u937-cells-by-hmgb1-and-rage
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X-J Gao, Y-Y Qu, X-W Liu, M Zhu, C-Y Ma, Y-L Jiao, B Cui, Z-J Chen, Y-R Zhao
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of immune complexes (ICs) on tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and B cell-activating factor (BAFF) production from U937 cells and further explored the mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: U937 cells were incubated with necrosis supernatant or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) sera alone, or their combination. The expression of TNF-α and BAFF was determined by Real-time polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479113/pharmacotherapy-for-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-results-from-an-ntm-info-research-patient-survey-and-the-bronchiectasis-and-ntm-research-registry
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E Henkle, T R Aksamit, A F Barker, J R Curtis, C L Daley, M L Daniels, A DiMango, E Eden, K Fennelly, D E Griffith, M Johnson, M R Knowles, A Leitman, P Leitman, E Malanga, M L Metersky, P G Noone, A E O'Donnell, K N Olivier, D Prieto, M Salathe, B Thomashow, G Tino, G Turino, S Wisclenny, K L Winthrop
PURPOSE: Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis ("bronchiectasis") is a chronic inflammatory lung disease often associated with nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infection. Very little data exist to guide bronchiectasis management decisions. We sought to describe patterns of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and antibiotic therapy in the U.S. METHODS: We invited 2,000 patients through NTM Info & Research (NTMir) to complete an anonymous electronic survey. We separately queried baseline clinical and laboratory data from the U...
May 4, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477371/quantitative-ionization-chamber-alignment-to-a-water-surface-performance-of-multiple-chambers
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James D Ververs, Malcolm R McEwen, Jeffrey V Siebers
PURPOSE: To experimentally examine the reliability of the gradient chamber alignment point (gCAP) determination method for accurately identifying water surface location with a range of ionization chambers (ICs). METHOD & MATERIALS: Twelve cylindrical ICs were scanned from depth through a water surface into air using a customized high-accuracy scanning system which allows for accurate alignment of the IC with respect to the true water surface. Thirteen other cylindrical ICs and five parallel-plate ICs were scanned using a standard commercially available scanning system...
May 5, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477370/quantitative-ionization-chamber-alignment-to-a-water-surface-theory-and-simulation
#18
Jeffrey V Siebers, James D Ververs, Frédéric Tessier
PURPOSE: To examine the response properties of cylindrical cavity ionization chambers (ICs) in the depth-ionization buildup region so as to obtain a robust chamber-signal-based method for definitive water surface identification, hence absolute ionization chamber depth localization. METHOD & MATERIALS: An analytical model with simplistic physics and geometry is developed to explore the theoretical aspects of ionization chamber response near a phantom water surface...
May 5, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474352/airway-basophils-are-increased-and-activated-in-eosinophilic-asthma
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Yoshihiro Suzuki, Keiko Wakahara, Tomoko Nishio, Satoru Ito, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: The impact of basophils on asthma pathogenesis remains largely unexplored, particularly in humans. Here, we evaluated the frequencies and activation status of basophils in the sputum of adult asthmatic patients and related our findings to other parameters of eosinophilic airway inflammation. METHODS: We enrolled 44 adult asthmatic patients who were being treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Analysis of the induced sputum, exhaled nitric oxide fraction (FeNO) measurement, and Asthma Control Test (ACT) were carried out together with standard blood and pulmonary function tests...
May 5, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472610/nature-functions-and-clinical-implications-of-igg4-autoantibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Qingjun Pan, Qiaofen Lan, Yanxia Peng, Jun Cai, Jian Zheng, Carol Dickerson, Haiyan Xiao, Hua-Feng Liu
Protective autoantibodies in homeostasis, clinical relevance, and therapeutic potential have gained wide attention. Recent studies showed that IgG4 autoantibodies play crucial roles in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In one aspect, IgG4 autoantibodies can bind autoantigens in competition with other classes of immunoglobulins (e.g., IgG1, IgG2a) to form non-inflammatory immune-complexes (ICs), which have a limited ability to induce immune responses because of the low affinity of IgG4 for both Fc receptors and the C1 complement molecule, resulting in reduced inflammatory response in SLE and RA...
March 2017: Discovery Medicine
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