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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770278/-2tm-proteins-an-antigenically-diverse-superfamily-with-variable-functions-and-export-pathways
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Jasweer Kaur, Rachna Hora
Malaria is a disease that affects millions of people annually. An intracellular habitat and lack of protein synthesizing machinery in erythrocytes pose numerous difficulties for survival of the human pathogen Plasmodium falciparum . The parasite refurbishes the infected red blood cell (iRBC) by synthesis and export of several proteins in an attempt to suffice its metabolic needs and evade the host immune response. Immune evasion is largely mediated by surface display of highly polymorphic protein families known as variable surface antigens...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746695/finding-the-forgotten-motivating-military-veterans-to-register-with-a-primary-healthcare-practice
#2
Alan Finnegan, Robin Jackson, Robin Simpson
Introduction: In the UK, primary healthcare practices choose from a series of Read codes to detail certain characteristics onto a patient's medical documentation. One of these codes is for military veterans indicating a history relating to military service. However, veterans are poor at seeking help, with research indicating that this code is only applied in 7.9% of cases. Clinical staff have a clear role in motivating veterans to declare their ex-Forces status or register with a primary healthcare center...
May 9, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722687/bacterial-community-diversity-in-a-full-scale-biofilter-treating-wastewater-odor
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M J Allievi, D D Silveira, M E Cantão, P B Filho
Constantly, the odors coming from sewage plants are considered a problem by the population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the microbial community present in a full scale biofilter used for odor treatment. The filter was packed with peat. The main gas treated was hydrogen sulphide (H2 S). The removal efficiency reached 99%, with an empty bed residence time of 30 seconds. Molecular analysis can enhance our understanding of the microbial communities in biofilters treating wastewater odor. The analysis made to characterize microbial community was High-throughput 16S rRNA sequencing analysis MiSeq® Illumina...
May 2018: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682253/-in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-post-space-depth-reading-with-an-intraoral-scanner-ios-compared-to-a-traditional-silicon-impression
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A Pinto, L Arcuri, P Carosi, R Nardi, A Libonati, L Ottria, V Campanella
Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the depth and quality of the post-space reading, using an IOS without scan-post, compared to a traditional silicon technique. Methods: Six extracted bicuspids were decoronated and endodontically treated. After having prepared the space for the posts, a structure in pink acrylic resin was created with two resin elements. At the center of the structure one sample was put at a time. Digital and traditional impressions were taken for each sample...
October 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621308/acceptability-and-performance-of-a-directly-assisted-oral-hiv-self-testing-intervention-in-adolescents-in-rural-mozambique
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Jonas Hector, Mary-Ann Davies, Johanna Dekker-Boersema, Mussa Manuel Aly, Cassimo Charifo A Abdalad, Ernesto Belario Rafael Langa, Jochen Ehmer, Michael Andre Hobbins, Laura Frances Jefferys
INTRODUCTION: Whereas progress in HIV testing and treatment has been made globally, the UNAIDS goal of "90 90 90" is still out of sight in rural northern Mozambique. New strategies that promote testing in hard to reach groups will aid Mozambique's response to the HIV epidemic. HIV self-testing (HIVST) is recommended by the WHO as an additional approach to augment the HIV testing services available to adolescents. This study evaluates acceptability and performance of a directly assisted oral HIVST intervention for adolescents in rural Mozambique...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573831/morphogenetic-movements-affect-local-tissue-organisation-during-embryonic-drosophila-morphogenesis
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Annalisa Letizia, Sebastien Tosi, Marta Llimargas
Tissues and organs undergo extensive remodelling to reach their final morphology and physiological activity. The genetic programs underlying tissue formation are well studied, but less is known about how this formation is influenced by extrinsic forces derived from other concomitant morphogenetic events. Here we address this question in Drosophila melanogaster. We analyse tissue organisation in the embryonic epidermis at stage 10 by computational tissue segmentation methods to provide a quantitative description of packing...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558034/effect-of-physical-activity-on-the-sequelae-of-osteoporosis-in-female-residents-of-residential-care-facilities
#7
Agnieszka J Nawrat-Szołtysik, Anna Polak, Andrzej Małecki, Laura Piejko, Dominika Grzybowska-Ganszczyk, Michał Kręcichwost, Józef Opara
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is one of the most common diseases that develop with age and cause high morbidity and mortality among elderly people. OBJECTIVES: This study was set out to evaluate the influence of a program of modified Sinaki exercises, Nordic walking (NW) and a combination of these physical activities on people with osteoporosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A sample consisting of 91 women aged 65-98 years living in residential care facilities was randomized into 4 groups...
March 20, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434254/implementation-of-a-pilot-program-of-reach-out-and-read%C3%A2-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Bernadette M Levesque, Anh Tran, Emily Levesque, Hira Shrestha, Ramona Silva, Marsha Adams, Marilyn Valles, Judith Burke, Alison Corning-Clarke, Carole Ferguson
OBJECTIVE: Language exposure is important for neurodevelopment, but is sparse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN: We introduced Reach Out and Read (ROR) in the NICU as a quality improvement initiative to increase language exposure. Measures included availability of books, accessibility of parents, and enrollment of infants, percent infants read to by their parents, and data from parental surveys. RESULT: 98 infants were included (40 before, 58 after)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394376/direct-transfection-of-clonal-organoids-in-matrigel-microbeads-a-promising-approach-toward-organoid-based-genetic-screens
#9
Bastien Laperrousaz, Stephanie Porte, Sophie Gerbaud, Ville Härmä, Frédérique Kermarrec, Virginie Hourtane, Frédéric Bottausci, Xavier Gidrol, Nathalie Picollet-D'hahan
Organoid cultures in 3D matrices are relevant models to mimic the complex in vivo environment that supports cell physiological and pathological behaviors. For instance, 3D epithelial organoids recapitulate numerous features of glandular tissues including the development of fully differentiated acini that maintain apico-basal polarity with hollow lumen. Effective genetic engineering in organoids would bring new insights in organogenesis and carcinogenesis. However, direct 3D transfection on already formed organoids remains challenging...
January 31, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297557/characterization-of-bis-acryl-composite-resins-for-provisional-restorations
#10
Júlia K Schwantz, Aline Oliveira-Ogliari, Carine T Meereis, Fernanda B Leal, Fabrício A Ogliari, Rafael R Moraes
This study investigated the in vitro performance of the commercial bis-acryl composite resins Systemp C&B II (SYS, Ivoclar Vivadent), Protemp 4 (PT4, 3M ESPE), Structur 2C (ST2, Voco) and ProviPlast (PVP, Biodinamica). Characterization involved optical (color stability, translucency parameter, fluorescence), surface (roughness, morphology and elemental composition), physical-chemical (viscosity, polymerization kinetics) and mechanical analyses (Poisson ratio, biaxial flexural strength, flexural modulus)...
May 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289308/creasensor-simple-technology-for-creatinine-detection-in-plasma
#11
Francesco Dal Dosso, Deborah Decrop, Elena Pérez-Ruiz, Devin Daems, Hannah Agten, Osamah Al-Ghezi, Olivier Bollen, Jolien Breukers, Florian De Rop, Maria Katsafadou, Jens Lepoudre, Linye Lyu, Pieter Piron, Robbe Saesen, Shoera Sels, Rani Soenen, Ellen Staljanssens, Jehan Taraporewalla, Tadej Kokalj, Dragana Spasic, Jeroen Lammertyn
The lab-on-a-chip (LOC) field has witnessed an excess of new technology concepts, especially for the point-of-care (POC) applications. However, only few concepts reached the POC market often because of challenging integration with pumping and detection systems as well as with complex biological assays. Recently, a new technology termed SIMPLE was introduced as a promising POC platform due to its features of being self-powered, autonomous in liquid manipulations, cost-effective and amenable to mass production...
February 13, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214832/tailored-educational-approaches-for-consumer-health-a-model-to-address-health-promotion-in-an-era-of-personalized-medicine
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Wendy F Cohn, Jason Lyman, Donna K Broshek, Thomas M Guterbock, David Hartman, Mable Kinzie, David Mick, Aaron Pannone, Vanessa Sturz, Jane Schubart, Arthur T Garson
PURPOSE: To develop a model, based on market segmentation, to improve the quality and efficiency of health promotion materials and programs. DESIGN: Market segmentation to create segments (groups) based on a cross-sectional questionnaire measuring individual characteristics and preferences for health information. Educational and delivery recommendations developed for each group. SETTING: General population of adults in Virginia. PARTICIPANTS: Random sample of 1201 Virginia residents...
January 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180776/temporary-formation-of-highly-conducting-domain-walls-for-non-destructive-read-out-of-ferroelectric-domain-wall-resistance-switching-memories
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Jun Jiang, Zi Long Bai, Zhi Hui Chen, Long He, David Wei Zhang, Qing Hua Zhang, Jin An Shi, Min Hyuk Park, James F Scott, Cheol Seong Hwang, An Quan Jiang
Erasable conductive domain walls in insulating ferroelectric thin films can be used for non-destructive electrical read-out of the polarization states in ferroelectric memories. Still, the domain-wall currents extracted by these devices have not yet reached the intensity and stability required to drive read-out circuits operating at high speeds. This study demonstrated non-destructive read-out of digital data stored using specific domain-wall configurations in epitaxial BiFeO3 thin films formed in mesa-geometry structures...
January 2018: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098514/parents-reading-history-as-an-indicator-of-risk-for-reading-difficulties
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A Giménez, A Ortiz, M López-Zamora, A Sánchez, J L Luque
Children from families whose members have reading impairments are found to be poorer performers, take less advantage of instruction, and require more time to reach the reading level of children whose relatives are good readers. As a family's reading history may not be available, a self-report of reading abilities is used to identify children's background. In this paper, we explored the contribution of phonological, literacy, and linguistic abilities and reported parental reading abilities to predict reading achievement at the end of the school year in a Spanish sample...
October 2017: Annals of Dyslexia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094863/effectiveness-of-a-clinic-based-early-literacy-program-in-changing-parent-child-early-literacy-habits
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Jonathan Fricke, Dipesh Navsaria, Karin Mahony
BACKGROUND: Reach Out and Read (ROR) improves children's development and kindergarten readiness by encouraging parents to routinely share books with their children. Primary care providers give age-appropriate books and anticipatory guidance on reading at each well-child visit. This study evaluated parent attitudes and behaviors of early literacy related to ROR participation in Wisconsin clinics. METHODS: A survey of early literacy attitudes and behaviors was administered to parents of children ages 6 months to 5 years in 36 Wisconsin clinics...
December 2016: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931057/challenges-and-advances-for-transcriptome-assembly-in-non-model-species
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Arnaud Ungaro, Nicolas Pech, Jean-François Martin, R J Scott McCairns, Jean-Philippe Mévy, Rémi Chappaz, André Gilles
Analyses of high-throughput transcriptome sequences of non-model organisms are based on two main approaches: de novo assembly and genome-guided assembly using mapping to assign reads prior to assembly. Given the limits of mapping reads to a reference when it is highly divergent, as is frequently the case for non-model species, we evaluate whether using blastn would outperform mapping methods for read assignment in such situations (>15% divergence). We demonstrate its high performance by using simulated reads of lengths corresponding to those generated by the most common sequencing platforms, and over a realistic range of genetic divergence (0% to 30% divergence)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851437/development-and-use-of-a-content-search-strategy-for-retrieving-studies-on-patients-views-and-preferences
#17
Anna Selva, Ivan Solà, Yuan Zhang, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, R Brian Haynes, Laura Martínez García, Tamara Navarro, Holger Schünemann, Pablo Alonso-Coello
BACKGROUND: Identifying scientific literature addressing patients' views and preferences is complex due to the wide range of studies that can be informative and the poor indexing of this evidence. Given the lack of guidance we developed a search strategy to retrieve this type of evidence. METHODS: We assembled an initial list of terms from several sources, including the revision of the terms and indexing of topic-related studies and, methods research literature, and other relevant projects and systematic reviews...
August 30, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802455/from-control-to-causation-validating-a-complex-systems-model-of-running-related-injury-development-and-prevention
#18
A Hulme, P M Salmon, R O Nielsen, G J M Read, C F Finch
INTRODUCTION: There is a need for an ecological and complex systems approach for better understanding the development and prevention of running-related injury (RRI). In a previous article, we proposed a prototype model of the Australian recreational distance running system which was based on the Systems Theoretic Accident Mapping and Processes (STAMP) method. That model included the influence of political, organisational, managerial, and sociocultural determinants alongside individual-level factors in relation to RRI development...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728059/iterative-variational-mode-decomposition-based-automated-detection-of-glaucoma-using-fundus-images
#19
Shishir Maheshwari, Ram Bilas Pachori, Vivek Kanhangad, Sulatha V Bhandary, U Rajendra Acharya
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of permanent vision loss. It is an ocular disorder caused by increased fluid pressure within the eye. The clinical methods available for the diagnosis of glaucoma require skilled supervision. They are manual, time consuming, and out of reach of common people. Hence, there is a need for an automated glaucoma diagnosis system for mass screening. In this paper, we present a novel method for an automated diagnosis of glaucoma using digital fundus images. Variational mode decomposition (VMD) method is used in an iterative manner for image decomposition...
September 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653181/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-the-management-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Salman Al Sabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Talal H Muzaffar, Ahmad Almulla
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity is on a continuous rise worldwide, with major studies clearly correlating obesity with the development of chronic metabolic disorders including type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery has proven to be beneficial in the management of this condition; however, a limited number of studies exist on its effect on type 1 diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the management of patients with type 1 diabetes (DM1)...
December 2017: Obesity Surgery
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