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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743086/effect-of-cinnamon-cinnamomum-verum-bark-essential-oil-on-the-halitosis-associated-bacterium-solobacterium-moorei-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity
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Geneviève LeBel, Bruno Haas, Andrée-Ann Adam, Marie-Pier Veilleux, Amel Ben Lagha, Daniel Grenier
OBJECTIVES: Halitosis, also known as bad breath or oral malodour, is a condition affecting a large proportion of the population. Solobacterium moorei is a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that has been specifically associated with halitosis. In this study, we investigated the effects of essential oils, more particularly cinnamon bark oil, on growth, biofilm formation, eradication and killing, as well as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) production by S. moorei. METHODS: A broth microdilution assay was used to determine the antibacterial activity of essential oils...
July 12, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743032/straf-a-convenient-online-tool-for-str-data-evaluation-in-forensic-genetics
#2
Alexandre Gouy, Martin Zieger
Population data in forensic genetics has to be checked for a variety of statistical parameters before it can be employed for case work. A lot of very powerful statistical tools are available for this task, most of them developed by labs having their research focus on population genetics or evolution. However, most of these programs require a substantial amount of experience. In addition, to our knowledge, none of the freely available programs calculates all the common parameters for a population study in forensic genetics at once, based on a single input file...
July 15, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742982/investigation-of-orthologous-pathogen-recognition-gene-rich-regions-in-solanaceous-species
#3
A Di Donato, Giuseppe Andolfo, A Ferrarini, M Delledonne, M R Ercolano
The genome architecture of pathogen receptor genes (PRGs) was extensively investigated in several plant species. However, we still know little about their elaborate reorganization arose during the plant speciation process. Using recently released pepper and eggplant genome sequences we were able to identify 1097 pathogen recognition genes in pepper Zunla-1 and 775 in eggplant Nakate-Shinkuro. The retrieved genes were analysed for their tendency to cluster, using different methods to infer the means of grouping...
July 25, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742962/characterization-of-intramolecular-interactions-of-cytochrome-c-using-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-trapped-ion-mobility-spectrometry-mass-spectrometry-and-molecular-dynamics
#4
Juan Camilo Molano-Arevalo, Kevin Jeanne Dit Fouque, Khoa N Pham, Jaroslava Miksovska, Mark E Ridgeway, Melvin A Park, Francisco Fernandez-Lima
Globular proteins, such as cytochrome c (cyt c), display an organized native conformation, maintained by a hydrogen bond interaction network. In the present work, the structural interrogation of kinetically trapped intermediates of cyt c was performed by correlating the ion-neutral collision cross section (CCS) and charge state with the starting solution conditions and time after desolvation using collision induced activation (CIA), time resolved hydrogen/deuterium back exchange (HDX) and trapped ion mobility spectrometry - mass spectrometry (TIMS-MS)...
July 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742911/targeted-temperature-management-for-48-vs-24-hours-and-neurologic-outcome-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hans Kirkegaard, Eldar Søreide, Inge de Haas, Ville Pettilä, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Urmet Arus, Christian Storm, Christian Hassager, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, Christina Ankjær Sørensen, Susanne Ilkjær, Anni Nørgaard Jeppesen, Anders Morten Grejs, Christophe Henri Valdemar Duez, Jakob Hjort, Alf Inge Larsen, Valdo Toome, Marjaana Tiainen, Johanna Hästbacka, Timo Laitio, Markus B Skrifvars
Importance: International resuscitation guidelines recommend targeted temperature management (TTM) at 33°C to 36°C in unconscious patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for at least 24 hours, but the optimal duration of TTM is uncertain. Objective: To determine whether TTM at 33°C for 48 hours results in better neurologic outcomes compared with currently recommended, standard, 24-hour TTM. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was an international, investigator-initiated, blinded-outcome-assessor, parallel, pragmatic, multicenter, randomized clinical superiority trial in 10 intensive care units (ICUs) at 10 university hospitals in 6 European countries...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742855/decreases-in-heart-rate-variability-are-associated-with-postoperative-complications-in-hip-fracture-patients
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Gernot Ernst, Leiv Otto Watne, Frede Frihagen, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Andreas Dominik, Morten Rostrup
BACKGROUND: To explore relevant associations between deviations in linear and nonlinear heart rate variability (HRV) scores, and short-term morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hip-surgery after a fracture. METHODS: 165 patients with hip fractures being admitted for surgery at two hospitals were included in a prospective cohort study. A short-term ECG was recorded within 24 hours of arrival. 15 patients had to be excluded due to insufficient quality of the ECG recordings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742832/the-relationship-between-movement-speed-and-duration-during-soccer-matches
#7
Kai Roecker, Hubert Mahler, Christian Heyde, Mareike Röll, Albert Gollhofer
The relationship between the time duration of movement (t(dur)) and related maximum possible power output has been studied and modeled under many conditions. Inspired by the so-called power profiles known for discontinuous endurance sports like cycling, and the critical power concept of Monod and Scherrer, the aim of this study was to evaluate the numerical characteristics of the function between maximum horizontal movement velocity (HSpeed) and t(dur) in soccer. To evaluate this relationship, GPS data from 38 healthy soccer players and 82 game participations (≥30 min active playtime) were used to select maximum HSpeed for 21 distinct t(dur) values (between 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742817/temporal-profile-of-intracranial-pressure-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-and-association-with-fatal-outcome-an-observational-study
#8
Hadie Adams, Joseph Donnelly, Marek Czosnyka, Angelos G Kolias, Adel Helmy, David K Menon, Peter Smielewski, Peter J Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Both intracranial pressure (ICP) and the cerebrovascular pressure reactivity represent the dysregulation of pathways directly involved in traumatic brain injury (TBI) pathogenesis and have been used to inform clinical management. However, how these parameters evolve over time following injury and whether this evolution has any prognostic importance have not been studied. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We analysed the temporal profile of ICP and pressure reactivity index (PRx), examined their relation to TBI-specific mortality, and determined if the prognostic relevance of these parameters was affected by their temporal profile using mixed models for repeated measures of ICP and PRx for the first 240 hours from the time of injury...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742779/a-novel-method-of-evaluating-key-factors-for-success-in-a-multifaceted-critical-care-fellowship-using-data-envelopment-analysis
#9
Vikram Tiwari, Avinash B Kumar
BACKGROUND: The current system of summative multi-rater evaluations and standardized tests to determine readiness to graduate from critical care fellowships has limitations. We sought to pilot the use of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to assess what aspects of the fellowship program contribute the most to an individual fellow's success. DEA is a nonparametric, operations research technique that uses linear programming to determine the technical efficiency of an entity based on its relative usage of resources in producing the outcome...
July 21, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742713/does-prolonged-enteral-feeding-with-supplemental-omega-3-fatty-acids-impact-on-recovery-post-esophagectomy-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
#10
Laura A Healy, Aoife Ryan, Suzanne L Doyle, Éadaoin Bríd Ní Bhuachalla, Samantha Cushen, Ricardo Segurado, Thomas Murphy, Narayanasamy Ravi, Claire L Donohoe, John V Reynolds
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) hypothesized that prolonged enteral nutrition (EN) with supplemental eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid with immune and anabolic properties, may impact on clinical and nutritional outcomes. BACKGROUND: Esophagectomy is associated with significant weight loss and catabolism, and negatively impacts quality of life (QL). Strategies to counter sustained catabolism have therapeutic rationale. METHODS: This multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled RCT was powered on a 5% difference in lean body mass (LBM) at 1 month...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742612/short-sleep-and-adolescents-performance-on-a-concussion-assessment-battery-an-experimental-sleep-manipulation-study
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Dean W Beebe, Scott W Powers, Eric W Slattery, Paul J Gubanich
OBJECTIVE: Correlational studies have linked short sleep to adolescents' report of postconcussion symptoms and cognitive performance during concussion assessments. This study tested whether those are cause-effect relationships. DESIGN: Three-week randomly counterbalanced, within-subjects, crossover experiment. SETTING: Adolescents slept at home with weekly visits to an outpatient clinic for sleep monitor uploads and outcome assessments. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-four healthy 14- to 17...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742499/how-should-novelty-be-valued-in-science
#12
Barak A Cohen
Scientists are under increasing pressure to do "novel" research. Here I explore whether there are risks to overemphasizing novelty when deciding what constitutes good science. I review studies from the philosophy of science to help understand how important an explicit emphasis on novelty might be for scientific progress. I also review studies from the sociology of science to anticipate how emphasizing novelty might impact the structure and function of the scientific community. I conclude that placing too much value on novelty could have counterproductive effects on both the rate of progress in science and the organization of the scientific community...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742498/subthalamic-nucleus-gamma-activity-increases-not-only-during-movement-but-also-during-movement-inhibition
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Petra Fischer, Alek Pogosyan, Damian M Herz, Binith Cheeran, Alexander L Green, James Fitzgerald, Tipu Z Aziz, Jonathan Hyam, Simon Little, Thomas Foltynie, Patricia Limousin, Ludvic Zrinzo, Peter Brown, Huiling Tan
Gamma activity in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is widely viewed as a pro-kinetic rhythm. Here we test the hypothesis that rather than being specifically linked to movement execution, gamma activity reflects dynamic processing in this nucleus. We investigated the role of gamma during fast stopping and recorded scalp electroencephalogram and local field potentials from deep brain stimulation electrodes in 9 Parkinson's disease patients. Patients interrupted finger tapping (paced by a metronome) in response to a stop-signal sound, which was timed such that successful stopping would occur only in ~50% of all trials...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742481/the-interplay-between-dna-topology-and-accessory-factors-in-site-specific-recombination-in-bacteria-and-their-bacteriophages
#14
Charles J Dorman, Marina M Bogue
Site-specific recombination is employed widely in bacteria and bacteriophage as a basis for genetic switching events that control phenotypic variation. It plays a vital role in the life cycles of phages and in the replication cycles of chromosomes and plasmids in bacteria. Site-specific recombinases drive these processes using very short segments of identical (or nearly identical) DNA sequences. In some cases, the efficiencies of the recombination reactions are modulated by the topological state of the participating DNA sequences and by the availability of accessory proteins that shape the DNA...
December 1, 2016: Science Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742462/a-novel-iris-transillumination-grading-scale-allowing-flexible-assessment-with-quantitative-image-analysis-and-visual-matching
#15
Chen Wang, Flavia Brancusi, Zaheer M Valivullah, Michael G Anderson, Denise Cunningham, Adam Hedberg-Buenz, Bradley Power, Dimitre Simeonov, William A Gahl, Wadih M Zein, David R Adams, Brian Brooks
PURPOSE: To develop a sensitive scale of iris transillumination suitable for clinical and research use, with the capability of either quantitative analysis or visual matching of images. METHODS: Iris transillumination photographic images were used from 70 study subjects with ocular or oculocutaneous albinism. Subjects represented a broad range of ocular pigmentation. A subset of images was subjected to image analysis and ranking by both expert and nonexpert reviewers...
July 25, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742454/lenalidomide-maintenance-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-a-meta-analysis
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Philip L McCarthy, Sarah A Holstein, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Paul G Richardson, Cyrille Hulin, Patrizia Tosi, Sara Bringhen, Pellegrino Musto, Kenneth C Anderson, Denis Caillot, Francesca Gay, Philippe Moreau, Gerald Marit, Sin-Ho Jung, Zhinuan Yu, Benjamin Winograd, Robert D Knight, Antonio Palumbo, Michel Attal
Purpose Lenalidomide maintenance therapy after autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) demonstrated prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) versus placebo or observation in several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM). All studies had PFS as the primary end point, and none were powered for overall survival (OS) as a primary end point. Thus, a meta-analysis was conducted to better understand the impact of lenalidomide maintenance in this setting. Patients and Methods The meta-analysis was conducted using primary-source patient-level data and documentation from three RCTs (Cancer and Leukemia Group B 100104, Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto RV-MM-PI-209, and Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome 2005-02) that met the following prespecified inclusion criteria: an RCT in patients with NDMM receiving ASCT followed by lenalidomide maintenance versus placebo or observation with patient-level data available and achieved database lock for primary efficacy analysis...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742438/effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-bone-regeneration-during-osseointegration-and-bone-graft
#17
Randa Zein, Wayne Selting, Stefano Benedicenti
BACKGROUND: The effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on bone regeneration during osseointegration and bone graft is very controversial. Despite many positive reports of in vitro and in vivo studies and more than 50 randomized clinical trials claiming a positive effect of photobiomodulation (PBM), many reports found no significant effect of lasers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate studies correlating PBM and bone regeneration and to assesses parameters that produce positive results based on dose and output power used...
July 21, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742367/long-lived-direct-and-indirect-interlayer-excitons-in-van-der-waals-heterostructures
#18
Bastian Miller, Alexander Steinhoff, Borja Pano, Julian Klein, Frank Jahnke, Alexander Holleitner, Ursula Wurstbauer
We report the observation of a doublet structure in the low-temperature photoluminescence of interlayer excitons in heterostructures consisting of monolayer MoSe2 and WSe2. Both peaks exhibit long photoluminescence lifetimes of several ten nanoseconds up to 100 ns verifying the interlayer nature of the excitons. The energy and linewidth of both peaks show unusual temperature and power dependences. While the low-energy peak dominates the spectra at low power and low temperatures, the high-energy peak dominates for high power and temperature...
July 25, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742366/femtosecond-laser-enhanced-amyloid-fibril-formation-of-insulin
#19
Tsung-Han Liu, Ken-Ichi Yuyama, Takato Hiramatsu, Naoki Yamamoto, Eri Chatani, Hiroshi Miyasaka, Teruki Sugiyama, Hiroshi Masuhara
Femtosecond (fs) laser-induced crystallization as a novel crystallization technique was proposed for the first time by our group, where crystallization time can be significantly shortened under fs laser irradiation. Similarly, we have further extended our investigation to amyloid fibril formation also known as a nucleation-dependence process. Here we demonstrate that necessary time for amyloid fibril formation can be much shortened by fs laser irradiation leading to favorable enhancement. The enhancement was confirmed by both spectral measurements and direct observations of amyloid fibrils...
July 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742363/improved-performance-of-glucose-bioanodes-using-composites-of-7-6-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-and-a-ferrocene-lpei-redox-polymer
#20
Jie Chen, Rujuta Munje, Nicholas P Godman, Shalini Prasad, Daniel T Glatzhofer, David W Schmidtke
The effect of incorporating different types of carbon nanotubes into composite films of a redox polymer (FcMe2-C3-LPEI) and glucose oxidase (GOX) was investigated. The composite films were constructed by first forming a high-surface area network film of either single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) or multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) by solution casting of a suspension of Triton-X-100 dispersed SWNTs. Next a glucose responsive redox hydrogel was formed on top of the nanotube-modified electrode by cross-linking FcMe2-C3-LPEI with glucose oxidase via ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (EGDGE)...
July 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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