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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437853/inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-promotes-expansion-of-human-epidermal-keratinocytes-in-feeder-cell-co-culture
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Daisuke Suzuki, Filipa Pinto, Makoto Senoo
Cultured epidermal autografts have been used worldwide since 1981 for patients with extensive third-degree burn wounds and limited skin donor sites. Despite significant progress in techniques toward improving clinical outcome of skin grafts, the long in vitro preparation time of cultured autografts has remained a major factor limiting its widespread use. Here, we show that pharmacological inhibition of TGF-β signaling promotes the expansion of human epidermal keratinocytes (HEKs) with high proliferative potential in co-cultures with both murine 3T3-J2 cells and human feeder cells, including dermal fibroblasts and preadipocytes...
April 24, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435383/a-review-of-the-neotropical-genus-bidessodes-r%C3%A3-gimbart-1895-including-description-of-four-new-species-coleoptera-adephaga-dytiscidae-hydroporinae-bidessini
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Kelly B Miller
The Neotropical genus Bidessodes Régimbart, 1895 is reviewed. Four new species are described, Bidessodes chlorus Miller, sp. n., Bidessodes erythros Miller, sp. n., Bidessodes leukus Miller, sp. n., and Bidessodes melas Miller, sp. n., bringing the total number of species in the genus to 20. A key to species is provided. Important diagnostic features are illustrated and described and distributions of all species based on examined specimens and published records are provided. Recognition of the subgenera of Bidessodes is not justified, and the two names Hughbosdineus Spangler, 1981 syn...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429648/-the-influence-of-scene-context-on-parafoveal-processing-of-objects
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Monica S Castelhano, Effie J Pereira
Many studies in reading have shown the enhancing effect of context on the processing of a word before it is directly fixated (parafoveal processing of words; Balota et al., 1985; Balota & Rayner, 1983; Ehrlich & Rayner, 1981). Here, we examined whether scene context influences the parafoveal processing of objects and enhances the extraction of object information. Using a modified boundary paradigm (Rayner, 1975), the Dot-Boundary paradigm, participants fixated on a suddenly-onsetting cue before the preview object would onset 4° away...
April 21, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429459/nitric-oxide-donors-nitrates-l-arginine-or-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibitors-for-acute-stroke
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Philip Mw Bath, Kailash Krishnan, Jason P Appleton
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) has multiple effects that may be beneficial in acute stroke, including lowering blood pressure, and promoting reperfusion and cytoprotection. Some forms of nitric oxide synthase inhibition (NOS-I) may also be beneficial. However, high concentrations of NO are likely to be toxic to brain tissue. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 1998, and last updated in 2002. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of NO donors, L-arginine, and NOS-I in people with acute stroke...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424567/access-barriers-to-services-by-immigrant-mothers-of-children-with-autism-in-canada
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Nazilla Khanlou, Nasim Haque, Nida Mustafa, Luz Maria Vazquez, Anne Mantini, Jonathan Weiss
Equal access for autism services remains suboptimal for diverse groups. In Canada, little is known about the barriers immigrant mothers face accessing services and support for their children with developmental disabilities. In this qualitative study, 21 immigrant mothers of children with Autism, from a diverse ethno cultural background, were interviewed in Toronto, Canada. We apply House's (1981) four domains of social support to analyze findings. Structural support challenges, such as delays in diagnosis, fragmented and dispersed services were common, followed by instrumental challenges due to loss of social ties and stigma...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424478/the-prevalence-of-thalassemia-in-mainland-china-evidence-from-epidemiological-surveys
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Ketong Lai, Guifeng Huang, Li Su, Yunyan He
Comprehensive data regarding the epidemiology and prevalence of thalassemia in mainland China are lacking. To assess the prevalence of thalassemia, we performed a meta-analysis including 16 articles published from 1981 to 2015. The overall prevalence of α-thalassemia, β-thalassemia and α + β-thalassemia was 7.88%, 2.21% and 0.48%, respectively. Trends in thalassemia prevalence in mainland China were not steady; a prevalence map based on a geographic information system (GIS) showed that the geographic distribution of thalassemia was highest in the south of China and decreased from south to north...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424465/predicting-the-potential-distribution-in-china-of-euwallacea-fornicates-eichhoff-under-current-and-future-climate-conditions
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Xuezhen Ge, Chao Jiang, Linghong Chen, Shuang Qiu, Yuxiang Zhao, Tao Wang, Shixiang Zong
Euwallacea fornicatus (Eichhoff) is an important forest pest that has caused serious damage in America and Vietnam. In 2014, it attacked forests of Acer trialatum in the Yunnan province of China, creating concern in China's Forestry Bureau. We used the CLIMEX model to predict and compare the potential distribution for E. fornicates in China under current (1981-2010) and projected climate conditions (2011-2040) using one scenario (RCP8.5) and one global climate model (GCM), CSIRO-Mk3-6-0. Under both current and future climate conditions, the model predicted E...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422454/childhood-maltreatment-and-adulthood-poor-sleep-quality-a-longitudinal-study
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Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Steve Kisely, Gail Williams, Lane Strathearn, Jake Moses Najman
BACKGROUND: Available evidence from cross-sectional studies suggests that childhood maltreatment may be associated with a range of sleep disorders. However, these studies have not controlled for potential individual, familial and environmental level confounders. AIM: To determine the association between childhood maltreatment and lower sleep quality, after adjusting for potential confounders. METHODS: Data for the present study are from a pre-birth cohort study of 3778 young adults (52...
April 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419659/making-visible-the-politics-and-ethics-of-alcohol-policy-research
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David Moore
Although research on alcohol policy has produced a huge international literature, alcohol research and policy itself-its cultural assumptions, methods, politics and ethics-has rarely been subject to critical analysis. In this article, I provide an appreciative review of an exception to this trend: Joseph Gusfield's 1981 classic, The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order. I first outline Gusfield's argument that the 'problem of drinking-driving' is constructed as a 'drama of individualism' centring on the 'killer drunk'...
April 16, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418755/recommendations-for-adopting-the-international-code-of-marketing-of-breast-milk-substitutes-into-u-s-policy
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Jessica Soldavini, Lindsey Smith Taillie
In 1981, the World Health Organization adopted the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes ( International Code), with subsequent resolutions adopted since then. The International Code contributes to the safe and adequate provision of nutrition for infants by protecting and promoting breastfeeding and ensuring that human milk substitutes, when necessary, are used properly through adequate information and appropriate marketing and distribution. Despite the World Health Organization recommendations for all member nations to implement the International Code in its entirety, the United States has yet to take action to translate it into any national measures...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416716/pillars-article-the-rapid-isolation-of-clonable-antigen-specific-t-lymphocyte-lines-capable-of-mediating-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-eur-j-immunol-1981-11-195-199
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Avraham Ben-Nun, Hartmut Wekerle, Irun R Cohen
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May 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416017/patient-complexity-and-genotype-phenotype-correlations-in-biliary-atresia-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Guo Cheng, Patrick Ho-Yu Chung, Edwin Kin-Wai Chan, Man-Ting So, Pak-Chung Sham, Stacey S Cherny, Paul Kwong-Hang Tam, Maria-Mercè Garcia-Barceló
BACKGROUND: Biliary Atresia (BA) is rare and genetically complex, and the pathogenesis is elusive. The disease course is variable and can represent heterogeneity, which hinders effective disease management. Deciphering the BA phenotypic variance is a priority in clinics and can be achieved by the integrative analysis of genotype and phenotype. We aim to explore the BA phenotypic features and to delineate the source of its variance. METHODS: The study is a cross-sectional observational study collating with case/control association analysis...
April 17, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410979/post-migration-follow-up-of-migrants-identified-to-be-at-increased-risk-of-developing-tuberculosis-at-pre-migration-screening-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Isaac H Y Chan, Nishta Kaushik, Claudia C Dobler
BACKGROUND: Post-migration follow-up of migrants considered at increased risk of developing tuberculosis based on pre-migration screening abnormalities (high-risk migrants) is implemented in several low-incidence countries. We aimed to determine the rate of tuberculosis in this population to inform cross-border tuberculosis control policies. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and Embase (since inception to Jan 12, 2017) for studies evaluating post-migration follow-up of high-risk migrants...
April 11, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409111/a-rare-case-of-raoultella-planticola-pneumonia-an-emerging-pathogen
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Donevan Westerveld, Jonathan Hussain, Almotasembellah Aljaafareh, Ali Ataya
Raoultella planticola (R. planticola), considered an environmental organism, is a gram negative, motile, bacillus with phenotypic similarities to the genus Klebsiella. The organism remains a rare cause of human infection with a few cases reported in the literature. However, since its description in 1981 there have been increasing rates of infections caused by R. planticola with reports of conjunctivitis, liver abscess, cholangitis, pancreatitis, and necrotizing fasciitis. More concerning are reports of carbapenemase-producing isolates which have led to the only 2 mortalities associated with R...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404210/characteristics-of-epilepsy-in-patients-with-kabuki-syndrome-with-kmt2d-mutations
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Naoko Kurahashi, Noriko Miyake, Seiji Mizuno, Eriko Koshimizu, Hirokazu Kurahashi, Keitaro Yamada, Jun Natsume, Yusuke Aoki, Miho Nakamura, Hiroko Taniai, Yuki Maki, Chihiro Abe-Hatano, Naomichi Matsumoto, Koichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: The characteristics of epilepsy in patients with Kabuki syndrome with KMT2D mutations (KABUK1) have not yet been well documented. This is the first review to explore this. MATERIALS & METHODS: We enrolled 14 patients with KABUK1, whose median age was 13.6years (range=4.1-21.3years). Their medical records from October 1981 to May 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Epilepsy was present in 5 (36%) patients. Four of these patients presented with nonsense mutations and one with missense mutations...
April 9, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403761/trends-in-the-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-infection-among-women-giving-birth-in-new-south-wales
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Lucy Deng, Joanne Reekie, James S Ward, Andrew Hayen, John M Kaldor, Marlene Kong, Jennifer M Hunt, Bette Liu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of targeted and catch-up hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination programs in New South Wales on HBV prevalence among women giving birth for the first time. DESIGN: Observational study linking data from the NSW Perinatal Data Collection for women giving birth during 2000-2012 with HBV notifications in the NSW Notifiable Conditions Information Management System. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: HBV prevalence in Indigenous Australian, non-Indigenous Australian-born, and overseas-born women giving birth...
April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402564/three-decades-of-occupational-individual-monitoring-at-the-university-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo
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E Okuno, N K Umisedo, F S Cancio, M A Aldred, E M Yoshimura
As the ionizing radiation to which workers are exposed is related to possible harmful biological effect, its dose evaluation gains relevance. Although the effects of low doses are still controversial, the radiation protection authorities assume that any dose of ionizing radiation is potentially harmful to the human health and adopt the linear non-threshold model for the dose-effect relation. The Dosimetry Laboratory of the Institute of Physics of the University of São Paulo performs the external individual monitoring of workers exposed to X- and gamma-rays since 1981, with the technique of thermoluminescence...
April 11, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399944/prospective-association-between-tobacco-smoking-and-death-by-suicide-a-competing-risks-hazard-analysis-in-a-large-twin-cohort-with-35-year-follow-up
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A E Evins, T Korhonen, T H Kinnunen, J Kaprio
BACKGROUND: The relationship between smoking and suicide remains controversial. METHOD: A total of 16 282 twin pairs born before 1958 in Finland and alive in 1974 were queried with detailed health and smoking questionnaires in 1975 and 1981, with response rates of 89% and 84%. Smoking status and dose, marital, employment, and socio-economic status, and indicators of psychiatric and somatic illness were assessed at both time points. Emergent psychiatric and medical illness and vital status, including suicide determined by forensic autopsy, were evaluated over 35-year follow-up through government registries...
April 12, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399835/optimal-treatment-and-prognostic-factors-for-esthesioneuroblastoma-retrospective-analysis-of-187-chinese-patients
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Le Xiong, Xiao-Li Zeng, Chang-Kuo Guo, An-Wen Liu, Long Huang
BACKGROUND: The standard treatment for esthesioneuroblastoma, a rare malignant nasal vault neoplasm, is not established. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the clinicopathological features, prognostic factors and treatment methods for 187 patients with esthesioneuroblastoma treated in China between 1981 and 2015. Overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank tests. RESULTS: Twenty-three (12...
April 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398020/outcome-of-endometrial-cancer-after-lymphadenectomy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-829-cases-with-long-lasting-follow-up
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Pantaleo Greco, Ruby Martinello, Ugo Indraccolo, Chiara Borghi, Gloria Bonaccorsi, Gennaro Scutiero
BACKGROUND: Role of lymphadenectomy in endometrial cancer is unclear. Our objective is to assess the role of lymphadenectomy in endometrial cancer. METHODS: 829 cases of endometrial cancer from a single non-oncological center were reviewed retrospectively from 1981 to 2014. Multivariable Cox regression analyses were performed. Independent variables were: 2009 FIGO stage, histological type of endometrial cancer (non-endometrioid, endometrioid, grading 1, 2 and 3), radicality on parametria, lymphatic dissection (any kind) (yes/no), any kind of chemotherapy, any kind of radiotherapy, brachytherapy, patients' age...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
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