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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092835/effects-of-the-central-potassium-ions-on-the-g-quadruplex-and-stabilizer-binding
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Zhiguo Wang, Jun-Ping Liu
Human telomeres undertake the structure of intra-molecular parallel G-quadruplex in the presence of K(+) in eukaryotic cell. Stabilization of the telomere G-quadruplex represents a potential strategy to prevent telomere lengthening by telomerase in cancer therapy. Current work demonstrates that the binding of central K(+) with the parallel G-quadruplex is a coordinated water directed step-wise process. The K(+) above the top G-tetrad is prone to leak into environment and the 5'-adenine quickly flips over the top G-tetrad, leading to the bottom gate of G-tetrads as the only viable pathway of K(+) binding...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090472/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-the-weight-loss-during-hospitalization-in-children-a-single-korean-children-s-hospital-experience
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Eun Ha Hwang, Jae Hong Park, Peter Chun, Yeoun Joo Lee
PURPOSE: Undernutrition during hospitalization increases the risk of nosocomial infection and lengthens the disease courses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors of weight loss during hospitalization in children. METHODS: All the patients who were admitted in general wards between April and May 2014 were enrolled. Patients aged >18 years and discharged within 2 days were excluded. Weight loss during hospitalization was defined as a decrease in body weight of >2% in 8 hospital days or on the day of discharge...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089127/mini-invasive-treatment-for-brachymetatarsia-of-the-fourth-ray-in-females-percutaneous-osteotomy-with-mini-burr-and-external-fixation-a-case-series
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Federico Fusini, Francesco Langella, Ottorino Catani, Fabrizio Sergio, Fabio Zanchini
Brachymetatarsia is a rare disease defined by metatarsal shortening and characterized by aesthetic dissatisfaction with or without pain. The aim of our study was to evaluate the outcomes of fourth ray brachymetatarsia treated with percutaneous osteotomy using a mini-burr and gradual lengthening with external fixation. A total of 7 females were recruited for the study; 6 (85.71%) of whom had a bilateral deformity, for a total of 13 feet affected by fourth ray brachymetatarsia. Percutaneous diaphysis osteotomy with a mini-burr followed by metatarsal elongation was performed...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087891/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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REVIEW
Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
January 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079789/the-impact-of-irrigating-fluid-absorption-on-blood-coagulation-in-patients-undergoing-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-a-prospective-observational-study-using-rotational-thromboelastometry
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Hyun-Jung Shin, Hyo-Seok Na, Young-Tae Jeon, Hee-Pyoung Park, Sun-Woo Nam, Jung-Won Hwang
Although endoscopic transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a well-established procedure as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, its complications remain a concern. Among these, coagulopathy may be caused by the absorption of irrigating fluid. This study aimed to evaluate such phenomenon using a rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM).A total of 20 patients undergoing TURP participated in this study. A mixture of 2.7% sorbitol-0.54% mannitol solution and 1% ethanol was used as an irrigating fluid, and fluid absorption was measured via the ethanol concentration in expired breath...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078717/a-whole-lamella-perspective-on-the-origin-of-the-epidermal-free-margin-of-anolis-reptilia-dactyloidae-toe-pads
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Anthony P Russell, Alyssa Eslinger
Anoline lamellae terminate in an epidermal free margin carrying the majority of its setae. How the free margin is extruded from the body of the scale is not well understood. Two hypotheses have been advanced to account for it, one advocating distal migration of the outer epidermal layers relative to the body of the lamella, and the other proposing regression of the dermal core. Available evidence provides partial support for both. We assembled a series of specimens of Anolis grahami representing all shedding cycle stages, and prepared histological sections of the toe pads to allow measurement of appropriate lamellar components through the shedding cycle...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078429/aims-and-tasks-in-parental-caregiving-for-children-receiving-palliative-care-at-home-a-qualitative-study
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Lisa M Verberne, Marijke C Kars, Antoinette Y N Schouten-van Meeteren, Diederik K Bosman, Derk A Colenbrander, Martha A Grootenhuis, Johannes J M van Delden
: In paediatric palliative care (PPC), parents are confronted with increasing caregiving demands. More children are cared for at home, and the need for PPC of children is lengthened due to technical and medical improvements. Therefore, a clear understanding of the content of parental caregiving in PPC becomes increasingly important. The objective is to gain insight into parental caregiving based on the lived experience of parents with a child with a life-limiting disease. An interpretative qualitative study using thematic analysis was performed...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074440/distal-femoral-extension-and-shortening-osteotomy-as-a-part-of-multilevel-surgery-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Matthias C M Klotz, Klemens Hirsch, Daniel Heitzmann, Michael W Maier, Sebastien Hagmann, Thomas Dreher
BACKGROUND: There are several reports describing an increase in anterior pelvic tilt after hamstring lengthening in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Distal femoral extension and shortening osteotomy (DFESO) is an alternative treatment for correction of fl exed knee gait, but investigations analyzing outcome and infl uence on adjacent joint are few in the literature. The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of DFESO on knee and pelvis in children with CP. Furthermore, it was of interest if an additional patellar tendon advancement (PA) infl uences outcome...
December 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070302/are-life-history-events-of-a-northern-breeding-population-of-cooper-s-hawks-influenced-by-changing-climate
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Robert N Rosenfield, Madeline G Hardin, John Bielefeldt, Edward R Keyel
Numerous studies have demonstrated earlier timing of spring migration and egg-laying in small passerines, but documentation of such responses to recent climate change in the life histories of higher trophic feeding birds such as raptors is relatively scarce. Raptors may be particularly susceptible to possible adverse effects of climate change due to their longer generation turnover times and lower reproductive capacity, which could lead to population declines because of an inability to match reproductive timing with optimal brood rearing conditions...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069571/apc-c-dysfunction-limits-excessive-cancer-chromosomal-instability
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Laurent Sansregret, James O Patterson, Sally Dewhurst, Carlos López-García, André Koch, Nicholas McGranahan, William Chong Hang Chao, David J Barry, Andrew Rowan, Rachael Instrell, Stuart Horswell, Michael Way, Michael Howell, Martin R Singleton, René H Medema, Paul Nurse, Mark Petronczki, Charles Swanton
: Intercellular heterogeneity, exacerbated by chromosomal instability (CIN), fosters tumor heterogeneity and drug resistance. However, extreme CIN correlates with improved cancer outcome, suggesting that karyotypic diversity required to adapt to selection pressures might be balanced in tumors against the risk of excessive instability. Here, we used a functional genomics screen, genome editing, and pharmacologic approaches to identify CIN-survival factors in diploid cells. We find partial anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) dysfunction lengthens mitosis, suppresses pharmacologically induced chromosome segregation errors, and reduces naturally occurring lagging chromosomes in cancer cell lines or following tetraploidization...
January 9, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068823/leg-lengthening-and-femoral-offset-reduction-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-where-is-the-problem-stem-or-cup-positioning
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Bariq Al-Amiry, Sarwar Mahmood, Ferid Krupic, Arkan Sayed-Noor
Background Restoration of femoral offset (FO) and leg length is an important goal in total hip arthroplasty (THA) as it improves functional outcome. Purpose To analyze whether the problem of postoperative leg lengthening and FO reduction is related to the femoral stem or acetabular cup positioning or both. Material and Methods Between September 2010 and April 2013, 172 patients with unilateral primary osteoarthritis treated with THA were included. Postoperative leg-length discrepancy (LLD) and global FO (summation of cup and FO) were measured by two observers using a standardized protocol for evaluation of antero-posterior plain hip radiographs...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064387/the-role-of-histone-modifications-and-telomere-alterations-in-the-pathogenesis-of-diffuse-gliomas-in-adults-and-children
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REVIEW
Julieann Lee, D A Solomon, Tarik Tihan
Genetic profiling is an increasingly useful tool for sub-classification of gliomas in adults and children. Specific gene mutations, structural rearrangements, DNA methylation patterns, and gene expression profiles are now recognized to define molecular subgroups of gliomas that arise in distinct anatomic locations and patient age groups, and also provide a better prediction of clinical outcomes for glioma patients compared to histologic assessment alone. Understanding the role of these distinctive genetic alterations in gliomagenesis is also important for the development of potential targeted therapeutic interventions...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062967/septal-cartilage-ethmoid-bone-composite-graft-a-new-and-improved-method-for-the-correction-underdeveloped-nasal-septum-in-patients-with-short-noses
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Soo Hyang Lee, Mun Geun Koo, Eun Taek Kang
BACKGROUND: Septal extension grafts are an effective means of extending nasal length in patients with a short nose. However, such grafts can be challenging in patients who only have small quantities of weak septal cartilage, such as some East Asian patients. We developed a rhinoplasty technique using ethmoid bone to create a cartilage-bone complex to overcome this issue, allowing adequate nasal lengthening. METHODS: Sixty-four women with short noses and inadequate septal cartilage determined by preoperative computed tomography underwent septal extension grafting with a cartilage-bone complex between January 2009 and December 2014...
January 7, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060848/mitigating-future-avian-malaria-threats-to-hawaiian-forest-birds-from-climate-change
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Wei Liao, Carter T Atkinson, Dennis A LaPointe, Michael D Samuel
Avian malaria, transmitted by Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes in the Hawaiian Islands, has been a primary contributor to population range limitations, declines, and extinctions for many endemic Hawaiian honeycreepers. Avian malaria is strongly influenced by climate; therefore, predicted future changes are expected to expand transmission into higher elevations and intensify and lengthen existing transmission periods at lower elevations, leading to further population declines and potential extinction of highly susceptible honeycreepers in mid- and high-elevation forests...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060273/induction-and-assessment-of-exertional-skeletal-muscle-damage-in-humans
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Michael R Deyhle, Jacob R Sorensen, Robert D Hyldahl
Contraction-induced muscle damage via voluntary eccentric (lengthening) contractions offers an excellent model for studying muscle adaptation and recovery in humans. Herein we discuss the design of an eccentric exercise protocol to induce damage in the quadriceps muscles, marked by changes in strength, soreness, and plasma creatine kinase levels. This method is simple, ethical, and widely applicable since it is performed in human participants and eliminates the interspecies translation of the results. Subjects perform 300 maximal eccentric contractions of the knee extensor muscles at a speed of 120°/sec on an isokinetic dynamometer...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059428/photochemical-behavior-of-biosupramolecular-assemblies-of-photosensitizers-cucurbit-n-urils-and-albumins
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Javiera Cáceres, José Robinson-Duggon, Anita Tapia, Constanza Paiva, Matías Gómez, Cornelia Bohne, Denis Fuentealba
Biosupramolecular assemblies combining cucurbit[n]urils (CB[n]s) and proteins for the targeted delivery of drugs have the potential to improve the photoactivity of photosensitizers used in the photodynamic therapy of cancer. Understanding the complexity of these systems and how it affects the properties of photosensitizers is the focus of this work. We used acridine orange (AO(+)) as a model photosensitizer and compared it with methylene blue (MB(+)) and a cationic porphyrin (TMPyP(4+)). Encapsulation of the photosensitizers into CB[n]s (n = 7, 8) modified their photoactivity...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056487/non-invasive-assessment-of-muscle-injury-in-healthy-and-dystrophic-animals-with-electrical-impedance-myography
#17
Benjamin Sanchez, Shama R Iyer, Jia Li, Kush Kapur, Su Xu, Seward Rutkove, Richard M Lovering
INTRODUCTION: Dystrophic muscle is particularly susceptible to eccentric contraction-induced injury. We tested the hypothesis that electrical impedance myography (EIM) can detect injury induced by maximal-force lengthening contractions. METHODS: We induced injury in the quadriceps of wild type (WT) and dystrophic (mdx) mice with eccentric contractions using an established model. RESULTS: mdx quadriceps had significantly larger losses in peak twitch and tetany compared to losses in WT quadriceps...
January 5, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054425/synergism-between-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-signaling-and-neuropeptides-extends-lifespan-in-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#18
Rachel Abergel, Leonid Livshits, Maayan Shaked, Arijit Kumar Chatterjee, Einav Gross
Oxygen (O2 ) homeostasis is important for all aerobic animals. However, the manner by which O2 sensing and homeostasis contribute to lifespan regulation is poorly understood. Here, we use the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to address this question. We demonstrate that a loss-of-function mutation in the neuropeptide receptor gene npr-1 and a deletion mutation in the atypical soluble guanylate cyclase gcy-35 O2 sensor interact synergistically to extend worm lifespan. The function of npr-1 and gcy-35 in the O2 -sensing neurons AQR, PQR, and URX shortens the lifespan of the worm...
January 4, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054361/the-metabolic-sensor-akin10-modulates-the-arabidopsis-circadian-clock-in-a-light-dependent-manner
#19
Jieun Shin, Alfredo Sánchez-Villarreal, Amanda M Davis, Shen-Xiu Du, Kenneth W Berendzen, Csaba Koncz, Zhaojun Ding, Cuiling Li, Seth J Davis
Plants generate rhythmic metabolism during the repetitive day/night cycle. The circadian clock produces internal biological rhythms to synchronize numerous metabolic processes such that they occur at the required time of day. Metabolism conversely influences clock function by controlling circadian period and phase, and the expression of core-clock genes. Here we show that AKIN10, a catalytic subunit of the evolutionarily conserved key energy sensor Snf1 (sucrose non-fermenting 1)-related kinase 1 (SnRK1) complex, plays an important role in the circadian clock...
January 5, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053647/the-plant-leaf-movement-analyzer-palma-a-simple-tool-for-the-analysis-of-periodic-cotyledon-and-leaf-movement-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#20
Lucas Wagner, Christoph Schmal, Dorothee Staiger, Selahattin Danisman
BACKGROUND: The analysis of circadian leaf movement rhythms is a simple yet effective method to study effects of treatments or gene mutations on the circadian clock of plants. Currently, leaf movements are analysed using time lapse photography and subsequent bioinformatics analyses of leaf movements. Programs that are used for this purpose either are able to perform one function (i.e. leaf tip detection or rhythm analysis) or their function is limited to specific computational environments...
2017: Plant Methods
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