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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911342/impulsive-and-compulsive-behaviors-in%C3%A2-parkinson-disease-the-norwegian-parkwest-study
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Aleksander H Erga, Guido Alves, Jan Petter Larsen, Ole Bj Rn Tysnes, Kenn Freddy Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Impulsive and compulsive behaviors (ICBs) are frequent in Parkinson's disease (PD), but data from population-based cohorts is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency and associated demographic, clinical, neuropsychiatric and cognitive features of ICBs in a population-based PD cohort. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 125 patients with PD and 159 age- and gender-matched normal controls recruited from the Norwegian ParkWest study...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909504/long-term-evolution-of-patients-treated-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-with-first-and-second-generation-cryoballoon-catheter-ablation-with-a-prospective-protocol-guided-by-complete-bidirectional-left-atrium-pulmonary-veins-disconnection-after-adenosine
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Jesus M Paylos Md PhD, Aracelis Morales Md, Luis Azcona Md, Marisol Paradela Md, Raquel Yagüe Md, Fernando Gómez-Guijarro Md, Lourdes Lacal Md, Clara Ferrero Rn, Octavio Rodríguez Md
INTRODUCTION: Cryoballoon ablation (CB) has proven effective for treating patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). We analyzed our seven year follow-up of patients, treated for PAF with first (CB1) and second generation (CB2), with demonstration of LA-PV disconnection with bidirectional block (BB) after adenosine (AD). METHODS: Since November 2008 to May 2015, 128 patients, 97 male (58±7 years), without heart disease, highly symptomatic, refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) were treated, and follow-up (1411 ±727 days)...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909503/first-and-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-efficacy-restoring-and-maintaining-sinus-rhythm-in-patients-electrically-selected-and-treated-for-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-after-acute-complete-electrical-disconnection-of-pulmonary-veins
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Jesus M Paylos Md PhD, Luis Azcona Md, Lourdes Lacal Md, Marisol Paradela Md, Carmen Cilleros Md, Ildefonso Del Campo Md, Clara Ferrero Rn Carlos Martínez Md PhD, Aracelis Morales Md
Introduction Cryoballoon ablation (CB) has proven effective to treatment of patients (pts) with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the isolated efficacy of CB to treat pts with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF) is less know. We analyzed the acute results and the long-term follow-up of our pts suffering LSPAF and initially treated with CB. Methods A cohort of 44 pts, 37 male (84%) mean age (60±10 year) suffering LSPAF were treated with first (CB1): 15pts, and second (CB2): 29 pts, generation CB...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908882/efficacy-and-safety-of-long-term-rn-1-treatment-to-increase-hbf-in-baboons
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Vinzon Ibanez, Kestis Vaitkus, Angela Rivers, Robert Molokie, Shuaiying Cui, James Douglas Engel, Joseph DeSimone, Donald Lavelle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906789/radon-and-thoron-in-air-occupational-exposure-study-within-selected-wine-cellars-of-the-western-cape-south-africa-and-associated-annual-effective-doses
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R Botha, R T Newman, R Lindsay, P P Maleka
This is the first known study of exposure of Rn (radon) and secondarily Rn (thoron) in-air activity concentrations assessed within nine selected wine cellars in four wine districts of the Western Cape (South Africa) and the associated annual occupational effective doses. E-PERM electret ion chambers (EIC) and RAD-7 α-detectors were used to perform these measurements. The radon in-air levels ranged from 12 ± 4 Bq m to 770 ± 40 Bq m within the nine selected wine cellars. Eight of the nine wine cellars (excluding results from cellar w-6) had a median radon in-air activity concentration of 48 ± 8 Bq m...
January 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904530/blockade-of-il-23-ameliorates-allergic-lung-inflammation-via-decreasing-the-infiltration-of-tc17-cells
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Sheng Cheng, Huilong Chen, Aili Wang, Hansvin Bunjhoo, Yong Cao, Jungang Xie, Yongjian Xu, Weining Xiong
INTRODUCTION: Tc17 cells are interleukin (IL)-17-producing CD8(+) T cells and have been found to participate in the development of allergic asthma. Interleukin-23 is a cytokine that may be involved in modulating the IL-17 response via Th17 cells. This study aimed to investigate whether IL-23 also has immunomodulatory effects on Tc17 cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An allergic asthmatic mouse model was induced by sensitizing and challenging with ovalbumin (OVA). Anti-IL-23 antibody was administered intratracheally before challenge to the OVA-induced asthmatic mouse model...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898923/growth-and-development-symposium-adenosine-monophosphate-activated-protein-kinase-and-mitochondria-in-rendement-napole-pig-growth
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T L Scheffler, D E Gerrard
The Rendement Napole mutation (RN-), which is well known to influence pork quality, also has a profound impact on metabolic characteristics of muscle. Pigs with RN- possess a SNP in the γ3 subunit of adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK); AMPK, a key energy sensor in skeletal muscle, modulates energy producing and energy consuming pathways to maintain cellular homeostasis. Importantly, AMPK regulates not only acute response to energy stress but also facilitates long-term adaptation via changes in gene and protein expression...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898131/the-2015-doris-schwartz-gerontological-nursing-research-award-mary-d-naylor-phd-rn-faan-transitional-care-model-a-journey-from-evidence-to-impact
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Pamela Z Cacchione
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896738/inferring-genome-wide-interaction-networks
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Gökmen Altay, Onur Mendi
The inference of gene regulatory networks is an important process that contributes to a better understanding of biological and biomedical problems. These networks aim to capture the causal molecular interactions of biological processes and provide valuable information about normal cell physiology. In this book chapter, we introduce GNI methods, namely C3NET, RN, ARACNE, CLR, and MRNET and describe their components and working mechanisms. We present a comparison of the performance of these algorithms using the results of our previously published studies...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894046/characteristic-of-thoron-220-rn-in-environment
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Masahiro Hosoda, Hiromi Kudo, Kazuki Iwaoka, Ryohei Yamada, Takahito Suzuki, Yuki Tamakuma, Shinji Tokonami
This paper describes importance of (220)Rn (hereafter thoron) progeny measurement for the dose estimation. Although the spatial distribution of thoron activity concentration strongly depends on the distance from wall surface as an indoor thoron source), a homogeneous distribution was expected to be observed for (212)Pb activity concentration which was one of thoron progeny. Furthermore, the mean equilibrium factor for thoron obtained by the recent measurements in several countries widely ranged from 0.008 to 0...
November 22, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889493/partial-versus-radical-nephrectomy-for-t1-t2-renal-masses-in-the-elderly-comparison-of-complications-renal-function-and-oncologic-outcomes
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Julie Y An, Mark W Ball, Michael A Gorin, Jiwon J Hong, Michael H Johnson, Christian P Pavlovich, Mohamad E Allaf, Phillip M Pierorazio
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of partial nephrectomy (PN) and radical nephrectomy (RN) in patients 65 years and older. METHODS: Our institutional renal mass registry was queried for patients 65 and older with solitary cT1-T2 renal mass resected by PN or RN. Clinicopathologic features and perioperative outcomes were compared between groups. Renal function outcomes measured by change in eGFR and freedom from eGFR < 45 ml/minute/1.73m(2) were analyzed. Multvariate Cox proportional hazards models for overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) were analyzed...
November 23, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884533/thoron-radon-and-air-ions-spatial-distribution-in-indoor-air
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Predrag Kolarž, Janja Vaupotič, Ivan Kobal, Predrag Ujić, Zdenka Stojanovska, Zora S Žunić
Spatial distribution of radioactive gasses thoron (Tn) and radon (Rn) in indoor air of 9 houses mostly during winter period of 2013 has been studied. According to properties of alpha decay of both elements, air ionization was also measured. Simultaneous continual measurements using three Rn/Tn and three air-ion active instruments deployed on to three different distances from the wall surface have shown various outcomes. It has turned out that Tn and air ions concentrations decrease with the distance increase, while Rn remained uniformly distributed...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881027/is-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-safe-for-t3a-renal-cell-carcinoma-experience-of-a-high-volume-center
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Hiury S Andrade, Homayoun Zargar, Oktay Akca, Önder Kara, Peter Caputo, Daniel Ramirez, Guillermo Andres, Robert J Stein, Shih-Chieh J Chueh, Jihad Kaouk
PURPOSE: To compare the oncological and functional outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) with radical nephrectomy (RN) in RCC cases with pT3a staging. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our IRB approved nephrectomy database from 2005 to 2015 was performed. RPN and RN cases with confirmed RCC and pT3a staging were matched. Preoperative variables, functional and oncological outcomes were compared between the groups, as well a Kaplan-Meier estimated overall survival (OS), cancer specific survival (CSS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876160/an-analysis-of-the-radioactive-contamination-due-to-radon-in-a-granite-processing-plant-and-its-decontamination-by-ventilation
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Pedro M Dieguez-Elizondo, Tomas Gil-Lopez, Paul G O'Donohoe, Juan Castejon-Navas, Miguel A Galvez-Huerta
This work focuses on studying concentration distribution of (222)Rn radioisotope in a granite processing plant. Using Computational Fluid Dynamic Techniques (CFD), the exposure of the workers to radiation was assessed and, in order to minimise this exposure, different decontamination scenarios using ventilation were analysed. Natural ventilation showed not sufficient to maintain radon concentration below acceptable limits, so a forced ventilation was used instead. Position of the granite blocks also revealed as a determining factor in the radioactive level distribution...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875451/developing-a-framework-to-help-bedside-nurses-bring-about-change
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Jordan S Porter, Kelley A Strout
: Nurses across all care settings and experience levels are being called upon to lead. In a 2011 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the Institute of Medicine examined the ways nurses could more fully apply their knowledge of direct patient care to address the increasing demands placed on the health care system since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The report asked: "What roles can nursing assume to address the increasing demand for safe, high-quality, and effective health care services?"Multiple variables influence a nurse's ability to assume a leadership role, and multiple barriers to these roles continue to exist...
December 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875428/physical-restraint-use-associated-with-rn-staffing
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Joan Zolot
Adding non-RN nursing staff when patient load fluctuates doesn't check restraint use.
December 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872234/downregulation-of-endothelial-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-type-4-channel-and-small-conductance-of-ca2-activated-k-channels-underpins-impaired-endothelium-dependent-hyperpolarization-in-hypertension
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Takunori Seki, Kenichi Goto, Kanako Kiyohara, Yasuo Kansui, Noboru Murakami, Yoshie Haga, Toshio Ohtsubo, Kiyoshi Matsumura, Takanari Kitazono
Endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization (EDH)-mediated responses are impaired in hypertension, but the underlying mechanisms have not yet been determined. The activation of small- and intermediate-conductance of Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels (SKCa and IKCa) underpins EDH-mediated responses. It was recently reported that Ca(2+) influx through endothelial transient receptor potential vanilloid type 4 channel (TRPV4) is a prerequisite for the activation of SKCa/IKCa in endothelial cells in specific beds. Here, we attempted to determine whether the impairment of EDH in hypertension is attributable to the dysfunction of TRPV4 and S/IKCa, using isolated superior mesenteric arteries of 20-week-old stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) and age-matched Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats...
November 21, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869981/description-of-the-first-cases-of-zika-virus-fever-investigated-in-municipalities-of-the-brazilian-northeastern-region-2015
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Francieli Fontana Sutile Tardetti Fantinato, Emerson Luiz Lima Araújo, Igor Gonçalves Ribeiro, Marcia Regina de Andrade, Anna Livia de Medeiros Dantas, Jakeline Maria Trinta Rios, Odila Márcia Vinhas da Silva, Maria do Socorro da Silva, Renata Valeria Nóbrega, Daniel de Araújo Batista, Priscila Leal E Leite, Eduardo Saad, Jadher Percio, Elionardo Andrade Resende, Priscila Bochi de Souza, Marcelo Yoshito Wada
OBJECTIVE: to confirm Zika virus circulation and discard other etiological agents in an outbreak occurred in the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Maranhão and Paraíba, in May, 2015. METHODS: this is a case series descriptive study with residents in Natal-RN, Barra do Corda-MA, São Luis-MA and João Pessoa-PB, with 20 cases in each state, presenting rash, absent or mild fever and one of the following signs/symptoms: conjunctival hyperemia, arthralgia or limb edema; RT-PCR/isolation tests for Zika, enterovirus and respiratory viruses, and serology tests (dengue, rubella and parvovirus B19) were performed...
October 2016: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869310/trpv4-regulates-tight-junctions-and-affects-differentiation-in-a-cell-culture-model-of-the-corneal-epithelium
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Jacqueline Martínez-Rendón, Erika Sánchez-Guzmán, Angélica Rueda, James González, Rosario Gulias-Cañizo, Guillermo Aquino-Jarquín, Federico Castro-Muñozledo, Refugio García-Villegas
TRPV4 (transient receptor potential vanilloid 4) is a cation channel activated by hypotonicity, moderate heat, or shear stress. We describe the expression of TRPV4 during the differentiation of a corneal epithelial cell model, RCE1(5T5) cells. TRPV4 is a late differentiation feature that is concentrated in the apical membrane of the outmost cell layer of the stratified epithelia. Ca(2+) imaging experiments showed that TRPV4 activation with GSK1016790A produced an influx of calcium that was blunted by the specific TRPV4 blocker RN-1734...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855481/overview-and-summary-elimination-of-barriers-to-rn-scope-of-practice-opportunities-and-challenges
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Kathy Baker, Tracy E Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2016: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
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