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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342269/a-silent-epidemic-the-prevalence-incidence-and-persistence-of-mycoplasma-genitalium-among-young-asymptomatic-high-risk-women-in-the-united-states
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Arlene C Seña, Jeannette Y Lee, Jane Schwebke, Susan S Philip, Harold C Wiesenfeld, Anne M Rompalo, Robert L Cook, Marcia M Hobbs
Background: Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can result in pelvic inflammatory disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes. We analyzed data collected from a prospective study of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis (BV) to determine the natural history of MG. Methods: Women aged 15-25 years, with ≥2 STI risk factors and asymptomatic BV were recruited from 10 sites throughout the United States. Vaginal swabs were collected at enrollment, and by home-based testing every 2 months over 12 months...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342226/don-t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover-examiner-expectancy-effects-predict-neuropsychological-performance-for-individuals-judged-as-chronic-cannabis-users
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Louise M Sodos, Rayna B Hirst, Jessica Watson, Dylan Vaughn
Objective: The experimenter expectancy effect confound remains largely unexplored in neuropsychological research and has never been investigated among cannabis users. This study investigated whether examiner expectancies of cannabis user status affected examinees' neuropsychological performance. Method: Participants included 41 cannabis users and 20 non-users. Before testing, examiners who were blind to participant user status privately rated whether they believed the examinee was a cannabis user or non-user...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341685/intermittent-granular-dynamics-at-a-seismogenic-plate-boundary
#3
Yasmine Meroz, Brendan J Meade
Earthquakes at seismogenic plate boundaries are a response to the differential motions of tectonic blocks embedded within a geometrically complex network of branching and coalescing faults. Elastic strain is accumulated at a slow strain rate on the order of 10^{-15}  s^{-1}, and released intermittently at intervals >100  yr, in the form of rapid (seconds to minutes) coseismic ruptures. The development of macroscopic models of quasistatic planar tectonic dynamics at these plate boundaries has remained challenging due to uncertainty with regard to the spatial and kinematic complexity of fault system behaviors...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341602/polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-polychlorinated-biphenyls-and-2-2-bis-4-chlorophenyl-1-1-dichloroethene-p-p-dde-in-7-and-9-year-old-children-and-their-mothers-in-the-chamacos-cohort
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Andreas Sjodin, Richard S Jones, Robert Gunier, Lee-Yang Wong, Nina T Holland, Brenda Eskenazi, Asa Bradman
We report longitudinal serum concentrations of select persistent organic pollutants in children at age seven and nine years and in their mothers prenatally and again when the children were nine years old. The participating families were enrolled in the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS), a longitudinal birth cohort study of low income Hispanic families residing in the Salinas Valley, California. We observed decreasing concentrations in the mothers with year of serum collection (2009 vs...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339837/validation-of-the-brief-international-cognitive-assessment-for-multiple-sclerosis-in-japan
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Masaaki Niino, Toshiyuki Fukazawa, Jun-Ichi Kira, Tatsusada Okuno, Masahiro Mori, Nobuo Sanjo, Takashi Ohashi, Hikoaki Fukaura, Juichi Fujimori, Yuko Shimizu, Nobuhiro Mifune, Yusei Miyazaki, Eri Takahashi, Seiji Kikuchi, Dawn Langdon, Ralph Hb Benedict, Makoto Matsui
Background: The Brief International Cognitive Assessment for MS (BICAMS) is a practical battery for measuring cognitive function in multiple sclerosis (MS). Objectives: We aimed to validate a Japanese version of the BICAMS in patients with MS and healthy controls. Methods: The Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), the California Verbal Learning Test-Second Edition (CVLT2) and the Brief Visuospatial Memory Test Revised (BVMTR) were administered to 156 patients with MS and 126 healthy controls (HCs)...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339647/proceedings-of-the-11th-congress-of-the-international-society-of-nutrigenetics-and-nutrigenomics-isnn-2017
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William T Barrington, Anna C Salvador, Jaana A Hartiala, Raffaele De Caterina, Martin Kohlmeier, J Alfredo Martinez, Carin B Kreutzer, David Heber, Aldons J Lusis, Zhaoping Li, Hooman Allayee
The International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (ISNN) held its 11th annual Congress in Los Angeles, California, between September 16 and 19, 2017. In addition to 2 keynote lectures, 4 plenary sessions included presentations by internationally renowned speakers on cutting-edge areas of research and new discoveries in genetics/genomics, the microbiome, and nutrition. Scientific topics included multi-omics approaches; diet and the microbiome; cancer, longevity, and metabolism; moving the field forward; and translational/educational aspects and the future of medicine...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339515/mers-cov-and-h5n1-influenza-virus-antagonize-antigen-presentation-by-altering-the-epigenetic-landscape
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Vineet D Menachery, Alexandra Schäfer, Kristin E Burnum-Johnson, Hugh D Mitchell, Amie J Eisfeld, Kevin B Walters, Carrie D Nicora, Samuel O Purvine, Cameron P Casey, Matthew E Monroe, Karl K Weitz, Kelly G Stratton, Bobbie-Jo M Webb-Robertson, Lisa E Gralinski, Thomas O Metz, Richard D Smith, Katrina M Waters, Amy C Sims, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Ralph S Baric
Convergent evolution dictates that diverse groups of viruses will target both similar and distinct host pathways to manipulate the immune response and improve infection. In this study, we sought to leverage this uneven viral antagonism to identify critical host factors that govern disease outcome. Utilizing a systems-based approach, we examined differential regulation of IFN-γ-dependent genes following infection with robust respiratory viruses including influenza viruses [A/influenza/Vietnam/1203/2004 (H5N1-VN1203) and A/influenza/California/04/2009 (H1N1-CA04)] and coronaviruses [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV (MERS-CoV)]...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339270/proceedings-from-the-fourth-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation-symposium-haplo2016-san-diego-california-december-1-2016
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REVIEW
Monzr Al Malki, Richard Jones, Qing Ma, Dean Lee, Yair Reisner, Jeffrey S Miller, Peter Lang, Suradej Hongeng, Parameswaran Hari, Samuel Strober, Jianhua Yu, Richard Maziarz, Domenico Mavilio, Denis-Claude Roy, Chiara Bonini, Richard E Champlin, Ephraim J Fuchs, Stefan O Ciurea
The resurgence of haploidentical stem cell transplantation (HaploSCT) over the last decade is one of the most important advances in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The modified platforms of T cell depletion either ex vivo (CD34+ selection, 'mega-dose' of purified CD34+ cells, or selective depletion of T-cells) or newer platforms of in vivo depletion of T cells, with either post-transplant high-dose cyclophosphamide (PTCy) or intensified immune suppression, have contributed to better outcomes, with survival that is similar to HLA-match donor transplantation...
January 12, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339266/long-term-trend-analysis-on-total-and-extreme-precipitation-over-shasta-dam-watershed
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Kinya Toride, Dylan L Cawthorne, Kei Ishida, M Levent Kavvas, Michael L Anderson
California's interconnected water system is one of the most advanced water management systems in the world, and understanding of long-term trends in atmospheric and hydrologic behavior has increasingly being seen as vital to its future well-being. Knowledge of such trends is hampered by the lack of long-period observation data and the uncertainty surrounding future projections of atmospheric models. This study examines historical precipitation trends over the Shasta Dam watershed (SDW), which lies upstream of one of the most important components of California's water system, Shasta Dam, using a dynamical downscaling methodology that can produce atmospheric data at fine time-space scales...
January 13, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338085/the-century-experiment-the-first-twenty-years-of-uc-davis-mediterranean-agroecological-experiment
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Kristina M Wolf, Emma E Torbert, Dennis Bryant, Martin Burger, R Ford Denison, Israel Herrera, Jan Hopmans, Will Horwath, Stephen Kaffka, Angela Y Y Kong, R F Norris, Johan Six, Thomas P Tomich, Kate M Scow
The Century Experiment at the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility at the University of California, Davis provides long-term agroecological data from row crop systems in California's Central Valley starting in 1993. The Century Experiment was initially designed to study the effects of a gradient of water and nitrogen availability on soil properties and crop performance in ten different cropping systems to measure tradeoffs and synergies between agricultural productivity and sustainability. Currently systems include 11 different cropping systems-consisting of four different crops and a cover crop mixture-and one native grass system...
January 16, 2018: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338037/stentless-vs-stented-bioprosthesis-for-aortic-valve-replacement-a-case-matched-comparison-of-long-term-follow-up-and-subgroup-analysis-of-patients-with-native-valve-endocarditis
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Andreas Schaefer, Jannis Dickow, Gerhard Schoen, Sumi Westhofen, Lisa Kloss, Tarik Al-Saydali, Hermann Reichenspurner, Sebastian A Philipp, Christian Detter
BACKGROUND: Current retrospective evidence suggests similar clinical and superior hemodynamic outcomes of the Sorin Freedom Solo stentless aortic valve (SFS) (LivaNova PLC, London, UK) compared to the Carpentier Edwards Perimount stented aortic valve (CEP) (Edwards Lifesciences Inc., Irvine, California, USA). To date, no reports exist describing case-matched long-term outcomes and analysis for treatment of native valve endocarditis (NVE). METHODS: From 2004 through 2014, 77 consecutive patients (study group, 59...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337618/vegetative-valvular-endocarditis-and-hepatitis-associated-with-helcococcus-ovis-in-a-7-year-old-white-leghorn-rooster
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Manuela Crispo, Simone Stoute, Thaiza Savaris, Arthur Bickford, Tiffany Santoro, C Gabriel Sentíes-Cué
Helcococcus ovis is a slow-growing, pyridoxal-dependent, Gram-positive coccus belonging to the Peptostreptococcaceae family. Bacteria belonging to the genus Helcococcus are considered normal inhabitants of keratinized epithelium in humans; however, several reports support their role as pathogens in humans and several animal species. This case report describes the identification of H. ovis in a white leghorn rooster with valvular vegetative endocarditis and hepatitis. In February 2017 one dead, 7-yr-old, white leghorn rooster was submitted to the California Animal Health and Food Safety Turlock laboratory for diagnostic testing...
December 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336670/does-drug-use-inhibit-crime-deceleration-or-does-crime-inhibit-drug-use-deceleration-a-test-of-the-reciprocal-risk-postulate-of-the-worst-of-both-worlds-hypothesis
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Glenn D Walters
BACKGROUND: Prior research has shown that ongoing drug use inhibits the commonly reported maturing out of crime process and that ongoing crime inhibits the commonly reported maturing out of drug use process. OBJECTIVES: To test the predictive efficacy of drug use for crime deceleration and of crime for drug deceleration using a prospective analysis of data on a group of 524 male California Youth Authority parolees to see if both effects exist simultaneously. METHOD: A two-equation regression analysis of Year 3 arrests and illicit drug use was performed, controlling for age, race, marital status, employment status, and number of months free in the community...
January 16, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336288/how-often-is-sinus-surgery-performed-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-versus-without-nasal-polyps
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Elisabeth H Ference, Jeffrey D Suh, Bruce K Tan, Stephanie Shintani Smith
BACKGROUND: There currently are no data on the relative frequency of endoscopic sinus surgeries (ESS) performed for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) versus chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP) in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To compare the rate of surgical interventions for CRSwNP and CRSsNP. METHODS: Cases identified by CPT codes were extracted from the 2009-2011 State Ambulatory Surgery Databases for California, Florida, Maryland, and New York...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336278/use-of-2015-beers-criteria-medications-by-older-medicare-beneficiaries
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Rajul Patel, Leona Zhu, Dilraj Sohal, Elena Lenkova, Nichole Koshki, Joseph Woelfel, Carly Ranson, Cynthia S Valle-Oseguera, Edward L Rogan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries based on the updated 2015 American Geriatrics Society Beers criteria. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Thirteen mobile Medicare clinics were held throughout Northern and Central California during the fall of 2015. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS: Noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age and older taking one or more medications...
January 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336083/how-sea-level-change-mediates-genetic-divergence-in-coastal-species-across-regions-with-varying-tectonic-and-sediment-processes
#16
Greer A Dolby, Ryan A Ellingson, Lloyd T Findley, David K Jacobs
Plate tectonics and sediment processes control regional continental shelf topography. We examine the genetic consequences of how glacial-associated sea-level change interacted with variable near-shore topography since the last glaciation. We reconstructed the size and distribution of areas suitable for tidal estuary formation from the Last Glacial Maximum, ~20 thousand years ago, to present from San Francisco, California, USA (~38 °N) to Reforma, Sinaloa, Mexico (~25 °N). We assessed range-wide genetic structure and diversity of three co-distributed tidal estuarine fishes (California Killifish, Shadow Goby, Longjaw Mudsucker) along ~4,600 km using mitochondrial control region and cytB sequence, and 16-20 microsatellite loci from a total of 524 individuals...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335757/total-mercury-in-squalid-callista-megapitaria-squalida-from-the-sw-gulf-of-california-mexico-tissue-distribution-and-human-health-risk
#17
Abril K Romo-Piñera, Ofelia Escobar-Sánchez, Jorge Ruelas-Inzunza, Martín G Frías-Espericueta
We evaluated the total Hg concentration in different tissues of squalid callista Megapitaria squalida in order to measure Hg distribution in tissue and to estimate human health risk. Samples were obtained by free diving in the SW Gulf of California, Mexico. Concentrations are given on a wet weight basis. A total of 89 squalid callista specimens were obtained, presenting an average Hg concentration of 0.07 ± 0.04 µg g-1. There were no significant differences (p > 0.05) in Hg concentration between tissues (visceral mass = 0...
January 15, 2018: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335694/the-seventh-biennial-berry-health-benefits-symposium
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EDITORIAL
Navindra P Seeram, Britt Burton-Freeman
Research advancing current scientific understanding of the health benefits of berries continues to increase. The Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS) is a biennial meeting highlighting the most recent berry health benefits research from all over the world. Pismo Beach, California was the venue for the seventh biennial BHBS in 2017, and featured oral invited papers on heart health and healthy aging, gut/microbiome health, brain aging, inflammation, cancer prevention, berry special topics, technology and chemistry...
January 16, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335354/correction-heat-strain-volume-depletion-and-kidney-function-in-california-agricultural-workers
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February 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332998/high-pressure-epr-spectroscopy-studies-of-the-e-coli-lipopolysaccharide-transport-proteins-lpta-and-lptc
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Kathryn M Schultz, Candice S Klug
The use of pressure is an advantageous approach to the study of protein structure and dynamics because it can shift the equilibrium populations of protein conformations toward higher energy states that are not of sufficient population to be observable at atmospheric pressure. Recently, the Hubbell group at the University of California, Los Angeles, reintroduced the application of high pressure to the study of proteins by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. This methodology is possible using X-band EPR spectroscopy due to advances in pressure intensifiers, sample cells, and resonators...
December 2017: Applied Magnetic Resonance
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