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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346723/a-systematic-review-of-genetic-syndromes-with-obesity
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Y Kaur, R J de Souza, W T Gibson, D Meyre
Syndromic monogenic obesity typically follows Mendelian patterns of inheritance and involves the co-presentation of other characteristics, such as mental retardation, dysmorphic features and organ-specific abnormalities. Previous reviews on obesity have reported 20 to 30 syndromes but no systematic review has yet been conducted on syndromic obesity. We searched seven databases using terms such as 'obesity', 'syndrome' and 'gene' to conduct a systematic review of literature on syndromic obesity. Our literature search identified 13,719 references...
March 27, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346714/discrepant-serological-assays-for-pneumococcus-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Jay A Fishman, David N Iklé, Robert A Wilkinson
Vaccine immunoprotection for Streptococcus pneumoniae is mediated by opsonizing antibodies targeting serotype-specific capsular polysaccharides. Quantitative antibody levels (ELISA) and antibody-mediated opsonophagcytic assays (OPA) measure vaccine-induced protection; correlation of these assays in transplantation requires investigation. This study examines the laboratory assessment of antibody titers in vaccinated renal recipients. Streptococcus pneumoniae 19A is common in immunocompromised hosts and is represented in protein-conjugate vaccines (PCV) and polysaccharide vaccines (PSV)...
March 27, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346106/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-distinct-subpopulation-from-the-wm115-cell-line-that-resembles-in-vitro-properties-of-melanoma-cancer-stem-cells
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Sonia G Escobar, Mark H Chin, Mark L Sandberg, Han Xu
Despite key advances in cancer therapies, malignant tumors, such as melanoma, continue to be one of the leading causes of mortality. Recent debate on whether cancer can originate from a tumor-initiating subpopulation has permeated oncology and stem cell research. It has been well established that primary and immortalized tumor cells consist of heterogeneous cell populations. The profound effect of tumor heterogeneity on tumor growth and drug resistance remains elusive, but it is highly likely that subpopulations of cancer cells have different capabilities of self-renewal and drug resistance...
February 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345746/an-analysis-of-errors-discrepancies-and-variation-in-opioid-prescriptions-for-adult-outpatients-at-a-teaching-hospital
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Mark C Bicket, Deepa Kattail, Myron Yaster, Christopher L Wu, Peter Pronovost
OBJECTIVE: To determine opioid-prescribing patterns and rate of three types of errors, discrepancies, and variation from ideal practice. DESIGN: Retrospective review of opioid prescriptions processed at an outpatient pharmacy. SETTING: Tertiary institutional medical center. PATIENTS: We examined 510 consecutive opioid medication prescriptions for adult patients processed at an institutional outpatient pharmacy in June 2016 for patient, provider, and prescription characteristics...
January 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345691/surface-plasmon-resonance-imaging-for-abh-antigen-detection-on-red-blood-cells-and-in-saliva-secretor-status-related-abo-subgroup-identification
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Patjaree Peungthum, Krisda Sudprasert, Ratthasart Amarit, Armote Somboonkaew, Boonsong Sutapun, Apirom Vongsakulyanon, Wuttigrai Seedacoon, Pimpun Kitpoka, Mongkol Kunakorn, Toemsak Srikhirin
Low antigenic expression of ABO subgroup system on red blood cell (RBC) is cause of discrepancy between forward and reverse blood typing in the standard agglutination technique. Neutralization agglutination is employed for verification of the detection of ABH substances in saliva. However, the neutralization technique is complicated, time-consuming and requires expertise. To overcome these drawbacks, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) imaging was developed for ABH antigen detection on RBCs and in saliva. An antibody array was designed to classify the ABO subgroups by anti-A, anti-B, and anti-H antibodies; the array was immobilized on a carboxymethyl-dextran sensor-surface...
March 27, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345483/spinal-epidural-stimulation-strategies
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Prithvi K Shah, Igor Lavrov
Significant advancements in spinal epidural stimulation (ES) strategies to enable volitional motor control in persons with a complete spinal cord injury (SCI) have generated much excitement in the field of neurorehabilitation. Still, an obvious gap lies in the ability of ES to effectively generate a robust locomotor stepping response after a complete SCI in rodents, but not in humans. In order to reveal potential discrepancies between rodent and human studies that account for this void, in this review, we summarize the findings of studies that have utilized ES strategies to enable successful hindlimb stepping in spinal rats...
March 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345147/nerve-conduction-velocity-and-cross-sectional-area-in-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
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Simon Podnar, Gregor Omejec, Marko Bodor
INTRODUCTION: In the precise localization of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) we have noted discrepancies between electrodiagnostic (EDx) and ultrasonographic (US) findings. We aimed to explore the relationship between the two methods. METHODS: In a group of prospectively recruited patients with UNE, four blinded examiners took a history and performed neurologic, EDx and US examinations. The relationship between ulnar nerve cross-sectional area (CSA) and motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) was studied...
March 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345011/cross-cultural-differences-of-the-non-motor-symptoms-studied-by-the-traditional-chinese-version-of-the-international-parkinson-and-movement-disorder-society-unified-parkinson-s-disease-rating-scale
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Rwei-Ling Yu, Ruey-Meei Wu, Anne Y Y Chan, Vincent Mok, Yih-Ru Wu, Barbara C Tilley, Sheng Luo, Lu Wang, Nancy R LaPelle, Glenn T Stebbins, Christopher G Goetz
BACKGROUND: Given the importance of ethnic differences in the evaluation of various aspects of symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), we present the formal procedure for completing the traditional Chinese translation of the International and Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society/UPDRS (MDS-UPDRS) and highlight the discrepancy in nonmotor symptoms (NMS) between patients in Eastern and Western countries. METHODS: A total of 350 native Chinese-speaking PD patients were recruited from multiple hospitals in Eastern countries; they completed the MDS-UPDRS...
January 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344980/discordance-in-investigator-reported-and-adjudicated-sudden-death-in-tiospir
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Robert A Wise, Peter R Kowey, George Austen, Achim Mueller, Norbert Metzdorf, Andy Fowler, Lorcan P McGarvey
Accurate and consistent determination of cause of death is challenging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. TIOSPIR (N=17 135) compared the safety and efficacy of tiotropium Respimat 5/2.5 µg with HandiHaler 18 µg in COPD patients. All-cause mortality was a primary end-point. A mortality adjudication committee (MAC) assessed all deaths. We aimed to investigate causes of discordance in investigator-reported and MAC-adjudicated causes of death and their impact on results, especially cardiac and sudden death...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344929/comparing-regional-precipitation-and-temperature-extremes-in-climate-model-and-reanalysis-products
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Oliver Angélil, Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Lisa V Alexander, Dáithí Stone, Markus G Donat, Michael Wehner, Hideo Shiogama, Andrew Ciavarella, Nikolaos Christidis
A growing field of research aims to characterise the contribution of anthropogenic emissions to the likelihood of extreme weather and climate events. These analyses can be sensitive to the shapes of the tails of simulated distributions. If tails are found to be unrealistically short or long, the anthropogenic signal emerges more or less clearly, respectively, from the noise of possible weather. Here we compare the chance of daily land-surface precipitation and near-surface temperature extremes generated by three Atmospheric Global Climate Models typically used for event attribution, with distributions from six reanalysis products...
September 2016: Weather Clim Extrem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344920/six-years-of-instand-e-%C3%A2-v-sige-proficiency-testing-an-evaluation-of-in-vitro-allergy-diagnostics
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N Wojtalewicz, S Goseberg, K Kabrodt, I Schellenberg
BACKGROUND: Even though allergies are an important health issue, wide manufacturer-dependent differences in the detected amounts of allergen-specific IgE (sIgE) have repeatedly been found. These discrepancies hinder diagnostics and research into clinically significant cutoff points for life-threatening symptoms. METHODS: To evaluate whether the reported differences have led to changes in diagnostic testing, we analyzed data from six years of round robin testing (RRT, also known as proficiency testing) at the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Qualitätssicherung in medizinischen Laboratorien e...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344693/point-of-care-ultrasound-as-a-competency-for-general-internists-a-survey-of-internal-medicine-training-programs-in-canada
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Jonathan Ailon, Ophyr Mourad, Maral Nadjafi, Rodrigo Cavalcanti
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used on General Internal Medicine (GIM) inpatient services, creating a need for defined competencies and formalized training. We evaluated the extent of training in POCUS and the clinical use of POCUS among Canadian GIM residency programs. METHOD: Internal Medicine trainees and GIM Faculty at the University of Toronto were surveyed on their clinical use of POCUS and the extent of their training. We separately surveyed Canadian IM Program Directors and Division Directors on the extent of POCUS training in their programs, barriers in the implementation of POCUS curricula, and recommendations for POCUS competencies in IM...
October 2016: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344586/comparative-transcriptome-reveals-benzenoid-biosynthesis-regulation-as-inducer-of-floral-scent-in-the-woody-plant-prunus-mume
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Kai Zhao, Weiru Yang, Yuzhen Zhou, Jie Zhang, Yushu Li, Sagheer Ahmad, Qixiang Zhang
Mei (Prunus mume) is a peculiar woody ornamental plant famous for its inviting fragrance in winter. However, in this valuable plant, the mechanism behind floral volatile development remains poorly defined. Therefore, to explore the floral scent formation, a comparative transcriptome was conducted in order to identify the global transcripts specifying flower buds and blooming flowers of P. mume. Differentially expressed genes were identified between the two different stages showing great discrepancy in floral volatile production...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344109/phylogenomic-proximity-and-metabolic-discrepancy-of-methanosarcina-mazei-go1-across-methanosarcinal-genomes
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M Bharathi, P Chellapandi
Methanosarcina mazei Go1 is a heterotrophic methanogenic archaean contributing a significant role in global methane cycling and biomethanation process. Phylogenomic relatedness and metabolic discrepancy of this genome were described herein by comparing its whole genome sequence, intergenomic distance, genome function, synteny homologs and origin of replication, and marker genes with very closely related genomes, Methanosarcina acetivorans and Methanosarcina barkeri. Phylogenomic analysis of this study revealed that genome functional feature and metabolic core of M...
March 23, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343614/incidence-and-prevalence-of-systemic-sclerosis-in-campo-grande-state-of-mato-grosso-do-sul-brazil
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Alex Magno Coelho Horimoto, Erica Naomi Naka Matos, Márcio Reis da Costa, Fernanda Takahashi, Marcelo Cruz Rezende, Letícia Barrios Kanomata, Elisangela Possebon Pradebon Locatelli, Leandro Tavares Finotti, Flávia Kamy Maciel Maegawa, Rosa Maria Ribeiro Rondon, Natália Pereira Machado, Flávia Midori Arakaki Ayres Tavares do Couto, Túlia Peixoto Alves de Figueiredo, Raphael Antonio Ovidio, Izaias Pereira da Costa
INTRODUCTION: Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which shows extreme heterogeneity in its clinical presentation and that follows a variable and unpredictable course. Although some discrepancies in the incidence and prevalence rates between geographical regions may reflect methodological differences in the definition and verification of cases, they may also reflect true local differences. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and incidence of systemic sclerosis in the city of Campo Grande, state capital of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), Brazil, during the period from January to December 2014...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343567/validation-of-a-new-whole-body-cryotherapy-chamber-based-on-forced-convection
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Romain Bouzigon, Ahlem Arfaoui, Frédéric Grappe, Gilles Ravier, Benoit Jarlot, Benoit Dugue
Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) and partial-body cryotherapy (PBC) are two methods of cold exposure (from -110 to -195°C according to the manufacturers). However, temperature measurement in the cold chamber during a PBC exposure revealed temperatures ranging from -25 to -50°C next to the skin of the subjects (using isolating layer placed between the sensor and the skin). This discrepancy is due to the human body heat transfer. Moreover, on the surface of the body, an air layer called the boundary layer is created during the exposure and limits heat transfer from the body to the cabin air...
April 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343566/living-in-sympatry-the-effect-of-habitat-partitioning-on-the-thermoregulation-of-three-mediterranean-lizards
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Kostas Sagonas, Grigoris Kapsalas, Efstratios Valakos, Panayiotis Pafilis
The ability for effective, accurate and precise thermoregulation is of paramount importance for ectotherms. Sympatric lizards often partition their niche and select different microhabitats. These microhabitats, however, usually differ in their thermal conditions and lizards have to adapt their thermoregulation behavior accordingly. Here, we evaluated the impact of habitat partitioning on the thermal biology of three syntopic, congeneric lacertids (Podarcis peloponnesiacus, P. tauricus and P. muralis) from central Peloponnese, Greece...
April 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342821/correction-of-axial-deformity-during-lengthening-in-fibular-hypoplasia-hexapodal-versus-monorail-external-fixation
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Antoine Chalopin, Loïc Geffroy, Sébastien Pesenti, Antoine Hamel, Franck Launay
INTRODUCTION: Childhood fibular hypoplasia is a rare pathology which may or may not involve limb-length discrepancy and axial deformity in one or more dimensions. The objective of the present study was to compare the quality of the axial correction achieved in lengthening procedures by hexapodal versus monorail external fixators. The hypothesis was that the hexapodal fixator provides more precise correction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective multicenter study included 52 children with fibular hypoplasia...
March 22, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342185/a-spotlight-on-the-compatibility-between-xfel-and-ab-initio-structures-of-the-oxygen-evolving-complex-in-photosystem-ii
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Daniele Narzi, Giuseppe Mattioli, Daniele Bovi, Leonardo Guidoni
The Mn4CaO5 cluster of Photosystem II promotes a crucial step in the oxygenic photosynthesis, namely, the water splitting reaction. The structure of such cluster in the S1 state of the Kok-Joliot's cycle has been recently resolved by femtosecond X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) measurements. However, the XFEL results are characterized by appreciable discrepancies with previous X-ray diffraction (XRD), as well as with S1 models based on ab initio calculations. We provide here a unifying picture based on a combined set of DFT-based structures and molecular dynamics simulations of the S0 and S1 states...
March 25, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342184/the-lipid-lowering-effect-of-levothyroxine-in-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xiang Li, Yupeng Wang, Qingbo Guan, Jiajun Zhao, Ling Gao
OBJECTIVES: Dyslipidaemia is common in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH). To date, there is no universal agreement regarding the lipid-lowering effect of substitution treatment with L-T4 in patients with SCH. We aimed to clarify the effect by conducting this systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). DESIGN: We systematically searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials. gov and EMBASE for RCTs comparing substitution treatment to placebo treatment or observation...
March 25, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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