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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926570/rectal-digital-maneuvers-may-predict-outcomes-and-help-customize-treatment-intensity-of-biofeedback-in-chronic-constipation-and-dyssynergic-defecation
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Dipesh H Vasant, Kumud Solanki, Nerukav V Radhakrishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926554/intraoperative-archive-of-right-colonic-vascular-variability-aids-central-vascular-ligation-and-redefines-gastrocolic-trunk-of-henle-variants
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Jamal F Alsabilah, Syed A Razvi, Mahdi H Albandar, Nam K Kim
BACKGROUND: Vascular supply to the right colon has become an issue because of high variability and subsequent impact on minimally invasive surgery. Past cadaveric or radiologic anatomic assessments are noncomprehensive. OBJECTIVE: Intraoperative charting of right colonic arteriovenous anatomy was undertaken to determine the incidence and scope of vascular variations. DESIGN: Vascular anatomy variations were documented in snapshot images, captured during laparoscopic video recordings or through open surgical digital photography...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925592/enzyme-free-scalable-dna-digital-design-techniques-a-review
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Aby Konampurath George, Harpreet Singh
With the recent developments in DNA nanotechnology, DNA has been used as the basic building block for the design of nanostructures, autonomous molecular motors, various devices, and circuits. DNA is considered as a possible candidate for replacing silicon for designing digital circuits in a near future, especially in implantable medical devices, because of its parallelism, computational powers, small size, light weight, and compatibility with bio-signals. The research in DNA digital design is in early stages of development, and electrical and computer engineers are not much attracted towards this field...
December 2, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925459/quantification-of-type-timing-and-extent-of-cell-body-and-nucleus-deformations-caused-by-the-dimensions-and-hydrophilicity-of-square-prism-micropillars
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Onur Hasturk, Abdullah Sivas, Bulent Karasozen, Utkan Demirci, Nesrin Hasirci, Vasif Hasirci
Novel digital analysis strategies are developed for the quantification of changes in the cytoskeletal and nuclear morphologies of mesenchymal stem cells cultured on micropillars. Severe deformations of nucleus and distinct conformational changes of cell body ranging from extensive elongation to branching are visualized and quantified. These deformations are caused mainly by the dimensions and hydrophilicity of the micropillars.
December 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925336/non-exponential-growth-of-mycobacterium-leprae-thai-53-strain-cultured-in-vitro
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Kazunobu Amako, Ken-Ichiro Iida, Mitsumasa Saito, Yoshitosi Ogura, Tetsuya Hayashi, Shin-Ichi Yoshida
To determine why cultivation of Mycobacterium leprae in vitro has not been successful, we attempted to culture this bacterium in media supplemented with a variety of biological materials. We observed a slight increase in the number of cells in medium supplemented with human blood plasma and an extract of nude mouse tissue after more than 3 months of cultivation at 30°C. To ascertain whether this increase was real growth, we analyzed the growth by droplet digital PCR. The analysis had the following two results: the slow increase in the copy number of cell-associated DNA and the release of a large amount of DNA into the culture medium from bacterial cells during cultivation...
December 7, 2016: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925251/a-novel-method-for-blood-typing-using-nitrocellulose
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Parastoo Afshari, Nabiollah Abolfathi
Blood wicking in its steady state form -i.e. the uniform distribution of blood cells in plasma- is completely different from its coagulated form on a porous surface like paper. The hydrophilic property of the Cellulose leads to a Significant wicking of the blood cells on paper fibers after being rinsed by the isotonic solution. The difference in the wicking length of the blood cells in a steady state and the coagulated form could be considered as a criterion to recognize the blood type in paper-based kit. However, due to the molecular structure of the nitrocellulose, a better process occurs while separating the coagulated blood from the steady form of cells...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925148/a-comparison-of-vaginal-ultrasound-and-digital-examination-in-predicting-preterm-delivery-in-women-with-threatened-preterm-labour-a-cohort-study
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Anne Pinton, François Severac, Nicolas Meyer, Cherif Youssef Akladios, Adrien Gaudineau, Romain Favre, Bruno Langer, Nicolas Sananes
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of digital examination in addition to ultrasonic measurement of cervical length for predicting spontaneous preterm delivery in women with threatened preterm labor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study in Strasbourg University Hospital, France, between January 2013 and January 2015 All the women with a singleton pregnancy hospitalized with threatened preterm labor between 23 to 34 weeks of gestation were included...
December 7, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925042/correlation-between-maximum-voluntary-contraction-and-endurance-measured-by-digital-palpation-and-manometry-an-observational-study
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Fátima Faní Fitz, Liliana Stüpp, Thaís Fonseca Costa, Marair Gracio Ferreira Sartori, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Rodrigo Aquino Castro
Introduction: Digital palpation and manometry are methods that can provide information regarding maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and endurance of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM), and a strong correlation between these variables can be expected. Objective: To investigate the correlation between MVC and endurance, measured by digital palpation and manometry. Method: Forty-two women, with mean age of 58.1 years (±10.2), and predominant symptoms of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), were included...
October 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924908/development-of-novel-noninvasive-prenatal-testing-protocol-for-whole-autosomal-recessive-disease-using-picodroplet-digital-pcr
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Mun Young Chang, Ah Reum Kim, Min Young Kim, Soyoung Kim, Jinsun Yoon, Jae Joon Han, Soyeon Ahn, Changsoo Kang, Byung Yoon Choi
We developed a protocol of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), employing a higher-resolution picodroplet digital PCR, to detect genetic imbalance in maternal plasma DNA (mpDNA) caused by cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA). In the present study, this approach was applied to four families with autosomal recessive (AR) congenital sensorineural hearing loss. First, a fraction of the fetal DNA in mpDNA was calculated. Then, we made artificial DNA mixtures (positive and negative controls) to simulate mpDNA containing the fraction of cffDNA with or without mutations...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924782/resistive-switching-of-pt-tio-x-pt-devices-fabricated-on-flexible-parylene-c-substrates
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Ali Khiat, Simone Cortese, Alexander Serb, Themistoklis Prodromakis
Pt/TiO x /Pt resistive switching (RS) devices are considered to be amongst the most promising candidates in memristor family and the technology transfer to flexible substrates could open the way to new opportunities for flexible memory implementations. Hence, an important goal is to achieve a fully flexible RS memory technology. Nonetheless, several fabrication challenges are present and must be solved prior to achieving reliable device fabrication and good electronic performances. Here, we propose a fabrication method for the successful transfer of Pt/TiO x /Pt stack onto flexible Parylene-C substrates...
January 13, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924730/congenital-malformations-attributed-to-prenatal-exposure-to-cyclophosphamide
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Padmanabhan Rengasamy
Cyclophosphamide (CPA) remains one of the most widely prescribed anticancer drugs. It is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, childhood nephrotic syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is a potent immunosuppressive agent. It is commonly used in blood and bone marrow transplantation. With the growing trend among women postponing childbearing, the number of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer is also increasing thus escalating the chances of exposure of the unborn child to antineoplastic drugs...
December 6, 2016: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924662/empathy-and-its-relationship-with-cognitive-and-emotional-functions-in-alcohol-dependency
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Almila Erol, Asusinem Akyalcin Kirdok, Nabi Zorlu, Serap Polat, Levent Mete
BACKGROUND: Empathy can be defined as the ability to understand the other's thoughts and feelings. It contains both cognitive and emotional components. AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the empathy ability of patients with alcohol dependency in association with cognitive and emotional functions, after acute detoxification and during long-term abstinence. METHODS: Thirty-three alcohol dependent inpatients that completed a detoxification process and stayed abstinent throughout the study, and 33 healthy comparison subjects that matched the patients for age, gender, and education level were included in the study...
December 7, 2016: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924520/histopathological-features-of-middle-cerebral-artery-and-superficial-temporal-artery-from-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-and-enlightenments-on-clinical-treatment
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Shou-Jia Sun, Jian-Jian Zhang, Zheng-Wei Li, Zhong-Wei Xiong, Xiao-Lin Wu, Sheng Wang, Kai Shu, Jin-Cao Chen
The histopathological features of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and superficial temporal artery (STA) from moyamoya disease (MMD) and their relationships with gender, age, angiography stage were explored. The causes and the clinical significance of vasculopathy of STA were also discussed. The clinical data and specimens of MCA and STA from 30 MMD patients were collected. Twelve samples of MCA and STA from non-MMD patients served as control group. Histopathological examination was then performed by measuring the thickness of intima and media, and statistical analysis was conducted...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924293/use-of-amsr-e-microwave-satellite-data-for-land-surface-characteristics-and-snow-cover-variation
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Mukesh Singh Boori, Ralph R Ferraro, Komal Choudhary, Alexander Kupriyanov
This data article contains data related to the research article entitled "Global land cover classification based on microwave polarization and gradient ratio (MPGR)" [1] and "Microwave polarization and gradient ratio (MPGR) for global land surface phenology" [2]. This data article presents land surface characteristics and snow cover variation information from sensors like EOS Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E). This data article use the HDF Explorer, Matlab, and ArcGIS software to process the pixel latitude, longitude, snow water equivalent (SWE), digital elevation model (DEM) and Brightness Temperature (BT) information from AMSR-E satellite data to provide land surface characteristics and snow cover variation data in all-weather condition at any time...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924213/drug-eluting-stents-appear-superior-to-bare-metal-stents-for-vein-graft-pci-in-vessels-up-to-a-stent-diameter-of-4-mm
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Oliver P Guttmann, Daniel A Jones, Kassem A Safwan, Sean Gallagher, Krishnaraj S Rathod, Steve Hamshere, Elliot J Smith, Ajay K Jain, Anthony Mathur, Andrew Wragg, Charles J Knight, Roshan Weerackody
BACKGROUND: Research trials have shown improved short-term outcome with drug-eluting stents (DES) over bare metal stents (BMS) in saphenous vein graft (SVG) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), primarily by reducing target vessel revascularization (TVR) for in-stent restenosis. We compared the outcomes in patients undergoing SVG stent implantation treated with DES or BMS. In exploratory analyses we investigated the influence of stent generation and diameter. METHODS: Data were obtained from a prospective database of 657 patients who underwent PCI for SVG lesions between 2003 and 2011...
January 2016: Heart International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924108/toward-single-digit-neonatal-mortality-rate-in-india
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V K Paul, R Kumar, S Zodpey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923966/thinking-style-as-a-predictor-of-men-s-participation-in-cancer-screening
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Clare E McGuiness, Deborah Turnbull, Carlene Wilson, Amy Duncan, Ingrid H Flight, Ian Zajac
Men's participation in cancer screening may be influenced by their thinking style. Men's need for cognition (NFC) and faith in intuition were measured to explore whether they varied by demographic variables or predicted screening behavior. Australian males (n = 585, aged 50-74 years) completed surveys about past screening and were subsequently offered mailed fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs). Demographic predictors included age, socioeconomic status, educational attainment, and language spoken at home. The screening behaviors were self-reported prostate cancer screening (prostate-specific antigen testing and digital rectal examinations [DREs]), and colorectal cancer screening (self-reported FOBT participation and recorded uptake of the FOBT offer)...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923707/three-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-quantification-of-glenoid-bone-loss-is-equivalent-to-3-dimensional-computed-tomography-quantification-cadaveric-study
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Adam B Yanke, Jason J Shin, Ian Pearson, Bernard R Bach, Anthony A Romeo, Brian J Cole, Nikhil N Verma
PURPOSE: To assess the ability of 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, 1.5 and 3 tesla [T]) to quantify glenoid bone loss in a cadaveric model compared with the current gold standard, 3D computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Six cadaveric shoulders were used to create a bone loss model, leaving the surrounding soft tissues intact. The anteroposterior (AP) dimension of the glenoid was measured at the glenoid equator and after soft tissue layer closure the specimen underwent scanning (CT, 1...
December 3, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923574/assimilation-of-optical-and-radar-remote-sensing-data-in-3d-mapping-of-soil-properties-over-large-areas
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Laura Poggio, Alessandro Gimona
Soil is very important for many land functions. To achieve sustainability it is important to understand how soils vary over space in the landscape. Remote sensing data can be instrumental in mapping and spatial modelling of soil properties, resources and their variability. The aims of this study were to compare satellite sensors (MODIS, Landsat, Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2) with varying spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions for Digital Soil Mapping (DSM) of a set of soil properties in Scotland, evaluate the potential benefits of adding Sentinel-1 data to DSM models, select the most suited mix of sensors for DSM to map the considered set of soil properties and validate the results of topsoil (2D) and whole profile (3D) models...
December 3, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923387/mammographic-texture-and-risk-of-breast-cancer-by-tumor-type-and-estrogen-receptor-status
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Serghei Malkov, John A Shepherd, Christopher G Scott, Rulla M Tamimi, Lin Ma, Kimberly A Bertrand, Fergus Couch, Matthew R Jensen, Amir P Mahmoudzadeh, Bo Fan, Aaron Norman, Kathleen R Brandt, V Shane Pankratz, Celine M Vachon, Karla Kerlikowske
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that mammographic texture features are associated with breast cancer risk independent of the contribution of breast density. Thus, texture features may provide novel information for risk stratification. We examined the association of a set of established texture features with breast cancer risk by tumor type and estrogen receptor (ER) status, accounting for breast density. METHODS: This study combines five case-control studies including 1171 breast cancer cases and 1659 controls matched for age, date of mammogram, and study...
December 6, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
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