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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149327/focused-time-lapse-analysis-reveals-novel-aspects-of-human-fertilization-and-suggests-new-parameters-of-embryo-viability
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G Coticchio, M Mignini Renzini, P V Novara, M Lain, E De Ponti, D Turchi, R Fadini, M Dal Canto
STUDY QUESTION: Can focused application of time-lapse microscopy (TLM) lead to a more detailed map of the morphokinetics of human fertilization, revealing novel or neglected aspects of this process? SUMMARY ANSWER: Intensive harnessing of TLM reveals novel or previously poorly characterised phenomena of fertilization, such as a cytoplasmic wave (CW) preceding pronuclear formation and kinetics of pronuclear chromatin polarization, thereby suggesting novel non-invasive biomarkers of embryo quality...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149263/vitamin-d-and-assisted-reproductive-treatment-outcome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Justin Chu, Ioannis Gallos, Aurelio Tobias, Bee Tan, Abey Eapen, Arri Coomarasamy
STUDY QUESTION: Is serum vitamin D associated with live birth rates in women undergoing ART? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women undergoing ART who are replete in vitamin D have a higher live birth rate than women who are vitamin D deficient or insufficient. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of abnormal pregnancy implantation as well as obstetric complications such as pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148102/adaptive-integrated-parallel-reception-excitation-and-shimming-ipres-a-with-microelectromechanical-systems-switches
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Dean Darnell, Yixin Ma, Hongyuan Wang, Fraser Robb, Allen W Song, Trong-Kha Truong
PURPOSE: Integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming coil arrays with N shim loops per radio-frequency (RF) coil element (iPRES(N)) allow an RF current and N direct currents (DC) to flow in each coil element, enabling simultaneous reception/excitation and shimming of highly localized B0 inhomogeneities. The purpose of this work was to reduce the cost and complexity of this design by reducing the number of DC power supplies required by a factor N, while maintaining a high RF and shimming performance...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146600/n-glycan-profile-and-kidney-disease-in-type-1-diabetes
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Mairead L Bermingham, Marco Colombo, Stuart J McGurnaghan, Luke A K Blackbourn, Frano Vučković, Maja Pučić Baković, Irena Trbojević-Akmačić, Gordan Lauc, Felix Agakov, Anna S Agakova, Caroline Hayward, Lucija Klarić, Colin N A Palmer, John R Petrie, John Chalmers, Andrew Collier, Fiona Green, Robert S Lindsay, Sandra Macrury, John A McKnight, Alan W Patrick, Sandeep Thekkepat, Olga Gornik, Paul M McKeigue, Helen M Colhoun
OBJECTIVE: Poorer glycemic control in type 1 diabetes may alter N-glycosylation patterns on circulating glycoproteins, and these alterations may be linked with diabetic kidney disease (DKD). We investigated associations between N-glycans and glycemic control and renal function in type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Using serum samples from 818 adults who were considered to have extreme annual loss in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR; i.e., slope) based on retrospective clinical records, from among 6,127 adults in the Scottish Diabetes Research Network Type 1 Bioresource Study, we measured total and IgG-specific N-glycan profiles...
November 16, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146253/isolation-and-characterisation-of-theobromine-degrading-filamentous-fungi
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Daniel Oduro-Mensah, Augustine Ocloo, Sammy T Lowor, Evelyn Y Bonney, Laud K N A Okine, Naa Ayikailey Adamafio
Strategies for achieving global food security include identification of alternative feedstock for use as animal feed, to contribute towards efforts at increasing livestock farming. The presence of theobromine in cocoa pod husks, a major agro-waste in cocoa-producing countries, hinders its utilisation for this purpose. Cheap treatment of cocoa pod husks to remove theobromine would allow largescale beneficial use of the millions of metric tonnes generated annually. The aim of this study was to isolate theobromine-degrading filamentous fungi that could serve as bioremediation agents for detheobromination of cocoa pod husks...
January 2018: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145573/human-papillomavirus-hpv-and-somatic-egfr-mutations-are-essential-mutually-exclusive-oncogenic-mechanisms-for-inverted-sinonasal-papillomas-and-associated-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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A M Udager, J B McHugh, C M Goudsmit, H C Weigelin, M S Lim, K S J Elenitoba-Johnson, B L Betz, T E Carey, N A Brown
Background: Inverted sinonasal papilloma (ISP) is a locally aggressive neoplasm often associated with sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC). While the etiology of ISP is not well understood, human papillomavirus (HPV) has been detected in a subset of cases. Our group recently identified activating somatic EGFR mutations in the majority of ISP and ISP-associated SNSCC. However, the relationship between EGFR mutations and HPV infection has not been explored. Patients and Methods: We evaluated 58 ISP and 22 ISP-associated SNSCC (including 13 patients with matched ISP/SNSCC samples), as well as 14 SNSCC without clinical or pathologic evidence of an associated ISP...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144445/critical-review-on-the-significance-of-olive-phytochemicals-in-plant-physiology-and-human-health
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Irene Gouvinhas, Nelson Machado, Carla Sobreira, Raúl Domínguez-Perles, Sónia Gomes, Eduardo Rosa, Ana I R N A Barros
Olive oil displays remarkable organoleptic and nutritional features, which turn it into a foodstuff appreciated by consumers, and a basic component of the Mediterranean diet. Indeed, the noticed benefits of including olive oil in the diet have been assigned to the presence of diverse bioactive compounds with different molecular structures. These compounds confer a wide range of biological properties to this food matrix, including the prevention of distinct human diseases as well as the modulation of their severity...
November 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141941/insights-from-direct-renal-insulin-infusion-a-new-hammer-for-an-age-old-nail
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Jonathan M Nizar, Vivek Bhalla
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November 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141627/in-vitro-properties-of-concentrated-canine-platelets-stored-in-two-additive-solutions-a-comparative-study
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N Hlavac, C S Lasta, M L Dalmolin, L A Lacerda, D de Korte, N A Marcondes, S R Terra, F B Fernandes, F H D González
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusion therapy poses many challenges in veterinary clinical practice. Lack of readily available blood donors, short shelf-life, and inability to administer a sufficient number of platelets to meet a dog's transfusion need are the major difficulties encountered. Platelet additive solutions are already in use at American and European human blood banks, showing to be a realistic alternative. This study compares the in vitro platelet function in plasma, Composol, or SSP+ during storage for 13 days...
November 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137581/evidence-of-malignant-hyperthermia-in-patients-administered-triggering-agents-before-malignant-hyperthermia-susceptibility-identified-missed-opportunities-prior-to-diagnosis
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T Y Chan, T F Bulger, K M Stowell, R L Gillies, E E Langton, N E Street, N A Pollock
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a hypermetabolic disorder of skeletal muscle triggered almost exclusively by potent inhalational agents and suxamethonium. Signs of an MH reaction are non-specific and may be confused with the presentation of other problems such as sepsis and overheating of a patient. A high index of suspicion is needed to be aware of an early presentation of MH. Nine patients are presented who showed abnormal signs with an earlier anaesthetic where the possible diagnosis of an MH reaction was missed...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137577/postoperative-troponin-measurement-as-a-screening-tool-for-adverse-cardiac-events-in-adult-patients-undergoing-moderate-or-major-non-cardiac-surgery
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D Coric, N A Smith
Elevated troponin levels within three days of surgery are strongly linked to major adverse cardiac events (MACE). However, the value of screening with troponin measurements is controversial. The extent to which this is done in routine practice is uncertain. We examined the medical records of all patients ≥45 years of age undergoing moderate or major non-cardiac surgery in our tertiary referral hospital over a six-month period. We determined how many patients had a troponin (TnT) measurement recorded in the first three days postoperatively, how many of these were abnormal, and the occurrence of MACE within 30 days...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135143/-the-effectiveness-of-uroprofit-in-women-with-chronic-cystitis
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A I Neimark, B A Neimark, N A Nozdrachev, K A Sizov, M V Razdorskaya
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of the biologically active dietary supplement Uroprofit in the comprehensive management of exacerbations of chronic recurrent cystitis in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 40 women with chronic cystitis aged 20-68 years. All patients were allocated to receive either monotherapy with fosfomycin (Monural) (control group, n=20) or combination therapy with fosfomycin and biologically active dietary supplement Uroprofit (study group, n=20)...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135137/-renal-function-after-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-with-superselective-balloon-embolization-of-renal-artery
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A V Maksimov, A G Martov, L P Pavlov
AIM: To evaluate the functional state of the renal parenchyma after partial nephrectomy, depending on surgical technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 21 patients with kidney neoplasms of stage T1-2N0M0. The patients underwent either laparoscopic partial nephrectomy with superselective balloon embolization of the renal artery (study group, n=11), or partial nephrectomy with vascular clamping (control group, n=10). The mean age of the patients in the study group (3 men and 8 women) was 56...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134609/expression-of-p27-kip1-and-p18-ink4c-in-human-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-related-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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E B Conemans, G M Raicu-Ionita, C R C Pieterman, K M A Dreijerink, O M Dekkers, A R Hermus, W W de Herder, M L Drent, A N A van der Horst-Schrivers, B Havekes, P H Bisschop, G J Offerhaus, I H M Borel Rinkes, G D Valk, H Th M Timmers, M R Vriens
PURPOSE: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are a major manifestation of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). This tumor syndrome is caused by germline mutations in MEN1, encoding menin. Insight into pathogenesis of these tumors might lead to new biomarkers and therapeutic targets for these patients. Several lines of evidence point towards a role for p27(Kip1) and p18(Ink4c) in MEN1-related tumor development in animal models for MEN1, but their contribution to human MEN1-related pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor development is not known...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134031/the-dipteran-family-celyphidae-in-the-new-world-with-discussion-of-and-key-to-world-genera-insecta-diptera
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Stephen D Gaimari
The family Celyphidae (Diptera, Lauxanioidea) is verified as part of the New World fauna, with a second specimen discovered of a species described from French Guiana in 1844 by P.J.M. Macquart. As this species possesses characteristics that clearly suggest a separate lineage from the Old World celyphids, a new genus is proposed, Atopocelyphusgen. n., with the type species, Celyphus ruficollis Macquart, in the new combination Atopocelyphus ruficollis (Macquart), comb. n. A key to world genera of Celyphidae is presented, along with discussion of generic concepts...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133995/four-new-species-of-the-genus-delia-robineau-desvoidy-in-the-yunnan-province-of-china-diptera-anthomyiidae
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Jing Du, Wanqi Xue
Four new species of the genus Delia from Yunnan Province are described: Delia dentiaedeagussp. n., Delia longiabdominasp. n., Delia nigerihalteressp. n., and Delia tuberisurstylasp. n. A catalogue of all Delia species recorded from Yunnan Province has also been included.
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133992/five-new-species-of-the-armored-scale-genus-andaspis-macgillivray-hemiptera-coccomorpha-diaspididae-from-new-caledonia
#17
Fredericka B Hamilton, Douglas J Williams, Nate B Hardy
New Caledonia is home to many endemic species of plants and animals. Here, we improve our grasp on that biota by describing five new species of armored scale insects in the genus Andaspis: Andaspis brevicornutasp. n, A. conicasp. n., A. nothofagisp. n., A. novaecaledoniaesp. n., and A. ornatasp. n. Each is known exclusively from collections on southern beeches (Nothofagus spp.) in New Caledonia. A key to the species of Andaspis of New Caledonia is provided.
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133099/coupled-adsorption-photocatalytic-degradation-of-crystal-violet-under-sunlight-using-chemically-synthesized-grafted-sodium-alginate-zno-graphene-oxide-composite
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S K Mohamed, Sh H Hegazy, N A Abdelwahab, A M Ramadan
This research aimed to synthesize natural polymer nanocomposite and employ it for coupled adsorption- photocatalytic degradation of crystal violet. Sodium alginate-g-poly (acrylic acid-co- cinnamic acid) and its composites with ZnO nanorods and graphene oxide sheets were synthesized and characterized using FT-IR, XRD, SEM, HR-TEM and DR/UV-Vis spectroscopy. The adsorption efficiency of samples for crystal violet has been studied in the dark. The effect of different parameters as pH, initial dye concentration, contact time and temperature on the adsorption efficiency of the synthesized sample has been examined...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132902/histopathological-assessment-of-primary-osteoarthritic-knees-in-large-patient-cohort-reveal-the-possibility-of-several-potential-patterns-of-osteoarthritis-initiation
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V P Mantripragada, N S Piuzzi, T Zachos, N A Obuchowski, G F Muschler, R J Midura
OBJECTIVE: The two main objectives of the study include (1) Test the hypothesis that the lateral femoral condyle (LFC) in patients with primary OA and varus knees undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be used as a model to better characterize varying histological features of human OA, (2) Correlate characteristic OA features using the established histopathological scoring systems (HHGS and OARSI) to understand potential histopathological patterns of OA initiation. DESIGN: Two osteochondral specimens (4×4×8mm) were collected from fifty patient's LFC at the time of TKA (total 100 specimens), who presented preserved lateral knee compartment with joint space width>2mm...
November 10, 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127715/relationship-between-preoperative-breast-mri-and-surgical-treatment-of-non-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Tracy Onega, Julie E Weiss, Martha E Goodrich, Weiwei Zhu, Wendy B DeMartini, Karla Kerlikowske, Elissa Ozanne, Anna N A Tosteson, Louise M Henderson, Diana S M Buist, Karen J Wernli, Sally D Herschorn, Elise Hotaling, Cristina O'Donoghue, Rebecca Hubbard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: More extensive surgical treatments for early stage breast cancer are increasing. The patterns of preoperative MRI overall and by stage for this trend has not been well established. METHODS: Using Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium registry data from 2010 through 2014, we identified women with an incident non-metastatic breast cancer and determined use of preoperative MRI and initial surgical treatment (mastectomy, with or without contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), reconstruction, and breast conserving surgery ± radiation)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
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