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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221890/enhanced-control-of-listeria-monocytogenes-by-enterococcus-faecium-ke82-a-multiple-enterocin-producing-strain-in-different-milk-environments
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Elpiniki Vandera, Alexandra Lianou, Athanasia Kakouri, Jinbo Feng, Anna-Irini Koukkou, John Samelis
Enterococcus faecium KE82, isolated from traditional Greek Graviera cheese, was identified in pure broth cultures in vitro as a multiple enterocin-producing bacterial strain possessing the structural entA, entB, and entP enterocin genes. E. faecium KE82 was further assessed for in situ antilisterial activity in raw milk (RM) and commercially thermized milk (TM; 63°C for 30 s) in the presence of the indigenous microbiota and in sterile raw milk (SRM; 121°C for 5 min) with or without the addition of two commercial starter culture (CSC) strains Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactococcus lactis ...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221807/mechanostereoselective-one-pot-synthesis-of-functionalized-head-to-head-cyclodextrin-3-rotaxanes-and-their-application-as-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-agents
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Jean Wilfried Fredy, Jérémy Scelle, Gregory Ramniceanu, Bich-Thuy Doan, Célia S Bonnet, Éva Tóth, Mickaël Ménand, Matthieu Sollogoub, Guillaume Vives, Bernold Hasenknopf
A versatile, five-component, one-pot synthesis of cyclodextrin (CD) [3]rotaxanes using copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition has been developed. Head-to-head [3]rotaxanes of α-CD selectively functionalized by one or two gadolinium 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetic acid monoamide complexes were obtained mechanostereoselectively. The magnetic resonance imaging efficiency, expressed by the longitudinal proton relaxivity of the rotaxanes, was significantly improved as compared to the functionalized CD...
February 21, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220954/is-god-just-a-big-person-children-s-conceptions-of-god-across-cultures-and-religious-traditions
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Melanie A Nyhof, Carl N Johnson
The present research examines the influence of intuitive cognitive domain and religion on the God concepts of children growing up in religious traditions that present God in ways varying from abstract to concrete. In Study 1, we compared children from a Latter-Day Saints (LDS) background with those from mainstream Christian (MC) backgrounds in the United States. In contrast to MC theology that holds that God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and disembodied, LDS theology depicts God as embodied. In Study 1, 3- to 7-year-olds from LDS and MC backgrounds were asked about supernatural mental and immaterial attributes of God, a ghost, a dad, and a bug...
March 2017: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220144/results-of-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-children-affected-by-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Paolo Ciliberti, Domenico Mastrodicasa, Marcello Chinali, Gabriele Rinelli, Teresa Pia Santangelo, Carmela Napolitano, Benedetta Leonardi, Aurelio Secinaro
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the clinical value of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), in children affected by dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 15 patients (8 ± 6 years, 6 males) with diagnosis of DCM who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance since 2014. All scans were performed with a 1.5 T system (Aera, Siemens). Study protocol included cine steady-state free precession sequences, followed by administration of 0...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220088/it-takes-a-virtual-village-exploring-the-role-of-a-career-community-to-support-sensemaking-as-a-proactive-socialization-practice
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Darren Good, Kevin Cavanagh
Scholars have long advocated for individuals to play a more proactive role during organizational entry rather than relying on institutionally led processes. The primary benefit being that the newcomer moves from passive recipient, dependent on the institution to highlight relevant information, to active agent with self-determined sources and methods to aid in adjustment. A virtual career community made up of 12 first year business faculty members was created to provide such a self-determined source of support during the transition from doctoral studies to full-time assistant professorship...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219725/planar-implantable-sensor-for-in-vivo-measurement-of-cellular-oxygen-metabolism-in-brain-tissue
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Vassiliy Tsytsarev, Fatih Akkenti, Elena Pumbo, Qinggong Tang, Yu Chen, Reha S Erzurumlu, Dmitri B Papkovsky
BACKGROUND: Brain imaging methods are continually improving. Imaging of the cerebral cortex is widely used in both animal experiments and charting human brain function in health and disease. Among the animal models, the rodent cerebral cortex has been widely used because of patterned neural representation of the whiskers on the snout and relative ease of activating cortical tissue with whisker stimulation. NEW METHOD: We tested a new planar solid-state oxygen sensor comprising a polymeric film with a phosphorescent oxygen-sensitive coating on the working side, to monitor dynamics of oxygen metabolism in the cerebral cortex following sensory stimulation...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218614/first-i-in-vivo-i-magnetic-particle-imaging-of-lung-perfusion-in-rats
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Xinyi Yedda Zhou, Kenneth Jeffris, Elaine Yu, Bo Zheng, Patrick Goodwill, Payam Nahid, Steven Conolly
Pulmonary embolism (PE), along with the closely related condition of deep vein thrombosis, affect an estimated 600,000 patients in the US per year. Untreated, PE carries a mortality rate of 30%. Because many patients experience mild or non-specific symptoms, imaging studies are necessary for definitive diagnosis of PE. Iodinated CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is recommended for most patients, while nuclear medicine-based ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scans are reserved for patients in whom the use of iodine is contraindicated...
February 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218201/b-mode-and-contrast-enhancement-characteristics-of-small-nonincidental-neuroendocrine-pancreatic-tumors
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Barbara Braden, Christian Jenssen, Mirko D'Onofrio, Michael Hocke, Uwe Will, Kathleen Möller, Andre Ignee, Yi Dong, Xin-Wu Cui, Adrian Sãftoiu, Christoph F Dietrich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Imaging of the pancreas for detection of neuroendocrine tumors is indicated as surveillance in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) or if typical clinical symptoms combined with hormone production raise the suspicion of a neuroendocrine tumor. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered the best imaging modality to detect small pancreatic tumors. However, little is known about how small pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) present on EUS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this multicenter study, we retrospectively analyzed the endosonographic characteristics of small pNETs which had been detected due to typical biochemistry and clinical symptoms or during surveillance of MEN 1...
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218196/applications-of-contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasound-on-biliary-focal-liver-lesions-and-vascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Jun-Ho Choi, Dong-Wan Seo
Over the last decade, the clinical applications of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound (CH-EUS) have increased steadily. The development of second-generation ultrasound contrast agents has allowed superior visualization of the microvasculature and tissue perfusion of the target lesion. This methodology has proven useful in the differential diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses and lymph nodes. In addition, the applicability of CH-EUS has expanded to nonpancreas structures such as biliary, focal liver lesions, and vascular disease...
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217527/vascular-legacy-hope-advances-to-empa-reg-and-leader-a-surprising-similarity
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Sanjay Kalra, Rakesh Sahay
Recently reported cardiovascular outcome studies on empagliflozin (EMPA-REG) and liraglutide (LEADER) have spurred interest in this field of diabetology. This commentary compares and contrasts these studies with two equally important outcome trials conducted using blood pressure lowering agents. A comparison with MICROHOPE (using ramipril) and ADVANCE (using perindopril + indapamide) blood pressure arms throws up interesting facts. The degree of blood pressure lowering, dissociation between cardiovascular and cerebrovascular benefits, and discordance between renal and retinal outcomes are surprisingly similar in these trials, conducted using disparate molecules...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217454/erectile-dysfunction-treatment-and-traditional-medicine-can-east-and-west-medicine-coexist
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REVIEW
Joe K C Lee, Ronny B W Tan, Eric Chung
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual problem affecting many men irrespective of cultures, beliefs and nationalities. While medical therapy for ED has been revolutionized by the advent of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and intracavernosal injection of vasoactive agents, recent technological advances such stem cell therapy, low intensity shock wave and newer generation of penile prosthesis implant offer hope to men who do not respond to conventional medical therapy. In contrast, traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) focuses on the restoration and better overall bodily regulation with the use of various herbal and animal products as well as exercises to invigorate qi (energy) in vital organs...
February 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216902/feeble-antipyretic-analgesic-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-were-found-with-regular-dose-4-o-%C3%AE-d-glucosyl-5-o-methylvisamminol-one-of-the-conventional-marker-compounds-for-quality-evaluation-of-radix-saposhnikoviae
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Jing-Ming Yang, Hua Jiang, Hong-Liang Dai, Zi-Wei Wang, Gui-Zhi Jia, Xiang-Cai Meng
INTRODUCTION: 4'-O-β-D-glucosyl-5-O-methylvisamminol (GML) is a conventional marker compound for quality control of Radix Saposhnikoviae. Despite that, neither pharmacodynamic or pharmacokinetic information is available with regard to GML. As such, the aim of thisstudy was to assess the conventional evaluation indices for the quality of Radix Saposhnikoviae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pyretic animal model, hot plate test, and ear edema model were established to evaluate and compare the antipyretic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory effect of the chromone derivativescimifugin, prime-O-glucosylcimifugin (PGCN), and GML in Radix Saposhnikoviae...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216792/effect-of-monomer-solubility-on-the-evolution-of-copolymer-morphology-during-polymerization-induced-self-assembly-in-aqueous-solution
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Amy A Cockram, Thomas J Neal, Matthew J Derry, Oleksandr O Mykhaylyk, Neal S J Williams, Martin W Murray, Simon N Emmett, Steven P Armes
Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) has become a widely used technique for the rational design of diblock copolymer nano-objects in concentrated aqueous solution. Depending on the specific PISA formulation, reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) aqueous dispersion polymerization typically provides straightforward access to either spheres, worms, or vesicles. In contrast, RAFT aqueous emulsion polymerization formulations often lead to just kinetically-trapped spheres. This limitation is currently not understood, and only a few empirical exceptions have been reported in the literature...
February 14, 2017: Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215998/photosensitivity-in-generalized-epilepsies
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REVIEW
Shervonne Poleon, Jerzy P Szaflarski
Photosensitivity, which is the hallmark of photosensitive epilepsy (PSE), is described as an abnormal EEG response to visual stimuli known as a photoparoxysmal response (PPR). The PPR is a well-recognized phenomenon, occurring in 2-14% of patients with epilepsy but its pathophysiology is not clearly understood. PPR is electrographically described as 2-5Hz spike, spike-wave, or slow wave complexes with frontal and paracentral prevalence. Diagnosis of PPR is confirmed using intermittent photic stimulation (IPS) as well as video monitoring...
February 16, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215089/structure-and-property-changes-in-self-assembled-lubricin-layers-induced-by-calcium-ion-interactions
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George W Greene, Rajiv Thapa, Stephen Andrew Holt, Xiaoen Wang, Christopher J Garvey, Rico F Tabor
Lubricin is a "mucin-like" glycoprotein found in synovial fluids and coating the cartilage surfaces of articular joints which is now generally accepted as one of the body's primary boundary lubricants and anti-adhesive agents. Lubricin's superior lubrication and anti-adhesion are believed to derive from its unique interfacial properties by which lubricin molecules adhere to surfaces (and biomolecules, including hyaluronic acid and collagen) through discrete interactions localized to its two terminal end-domains...
February 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214096/maintenance-fluid-therapy-in-a-tertiary-hospital-a-prevalence-study
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R Uña Orejón, L Gisbert de la Cuadra, D Garríguez Pérez, J Díez Sebastián, M P Ureta Tolsada
OBJECTIVE: To assess the types of maintenance fluids used in our hospital, comparing their volume and composition to the standards recommended by the guidelines. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional study. Volume and type of fluid therapy administered during 24h to patients admitted to various hospital departments were recorded. Patients receiving fluid therapy because of water-electrolyte imbalance were excluded. RESULTS: Out of 198 patients registered, 74 (37...
February 14, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214036/impact-of-filling-gas-on-subharmonic-emissions-of-phospholipid-ultrasound-contrast-agents
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Emma Kanbar, Damien Fouan, Charles A Sennoga, Alexander A Doinikov, Ayache Bouakaz
Subharmonic signals backscattered from gas-filled lipid-shelled microbubbles have generated significant research interest because they can improve the detection and sensitivity of contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. However, the emission of subharmonic signals is strongly characterized by a temporal dependence, the origins of which have not been sufficiently elucidated. The features that influence subharmonic emissions need to be identified not only to better develop next-generation microbubble contrast agents, but also to develop more efficient subharmonic imaging (SHI) modes and therapeutic strategies...
February 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213875/vehicle-type-affects-filling-of-fractional-laser-ablated-channels-imaged-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#18
Uffe Høgh Olesen, Mette Mogensen, Merete Haedersdal
Ablative fractional laser (AFXL) is an emerging method that enhances topical drug delivery. Penetrating the skin in microscopic, vertical channels, termed microscopic treatment zones (MTZs), the fractional technique circumvents the skin barrier and allows increased uptake of topically applied drugs. This study aims to elucidate the impact of vehicle type on the filling of MTZs from application of liquid, gel, and cream vehicles. Ex vivo pig skin was exposed to 10,600 nm fractional CO2 laser at 5% density, 120 μm beam diameter, and fluences of 40 and 80 mJ/microbeam (mJ/mb)...
February 17, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213870/molecular-characterization-of-bovine-leukemia-virus-from-moldovan-dairy-cattle
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Aneta Pluta, Marzena Rola-Łuszczak, Piotr Kubiś, Svetlana Balov, Roman Moskalik, Bhudipa Choudhury, Jacek Kuźmak
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is the causative agent of enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL), a disease that has worldwide distribution. Whilst it has been eradicated in most of Western Europe and Scandinavia, it remains a problem in other regions, particularly Eastern Europe and South America. For this study, in 2013, 24 cattle from three farms in three regions of Moldova were screened by ELISA and nested PCR. Of these cattle, 14 which were PCR positive, and these were molecularly characterized based on the nucleotide sequence of the env gene and the deduced amino acid sequence of the encoded gp51 protein...
February 17, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213277/fluorescence-and-computed-tomography-for-assessing-the-biodistribution-of-sirna-after-intratracheal-application-in-mice
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Antonia Geyer, Cornelia Lorenzer, Sebastian Gehrig, Manuela Simlinger, Johannes Winkler, Haider Sami, Manfred Ogris
Pulmonary delivery of nucleic acids opens the possibility for direct treatment of lung diseases, like fibrosis, cancer, and infections. Lung retention and biodistribution of nucleic acids remain important issues for the development of suitable therapeutic approaches. Moreover, monitoring the dynamic biodistribution processes of siRNA after aerosol delivery can help in identifying bottlenecks and optimising therapeutic concepts. We investigated dynamic biodistribution events after intratracheal application of chemically stabilised siRNA labeled with near infrared emitting dye AlexaFluor750 (AF750)...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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