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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140912/reliable-testing-battery-for-assessing-physical-qualities-of-elite-academy-rugby-league-players
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Nick Dobbin, Richard Hunwicks, Jamie Highton, Craig Twist
Dobbin, N, Hunwicks, R, Highton, J, and Twist, C. Reliable testing battery for assessing physical qualities of elite academy rugby league players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-This study assessed the interday reliability of a testing battery for the assessment of physical qualities of rugby league players. Fifty players (age 17.1 ± 1.1 years; stature 181.3 ± 6.3 cm; and body mass 89.0 ± 11.6 kg) from 3 Super League academies participated in this study. Tests of countermovement jump performance, 10- and 20-m sprint performance, change of direction, medicine ball throw, and a modified Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1 (prone Yo-Yo IR1) were completed on 3 separate occasions...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132026/integrated-omics-analysis-of-root-preferred-genes-across-diverse-rice-varieties-including-japonica-and-indica-cultivars
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Sunok Moon, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Yun-Shil Gho, Sun-A Park, Sung-Ryul Kim, Yo-Han Yoo, Ki-Hong Jung
Plant root systems play essential roles in developmental processes, such as the absorption of water and inorganic nutrients, and structural support. Gene expression is affected by growth conditions and the genetic background of plants. To identify highly conserved root-preferred genes in rice across diverse growth conditions and varieties, we used two independent meta-anatomical expression profiles based on a large collection of Affymetrix and Agilent 44K microarray data sets available for public use. We then identified 684 loci with root-preferred expression, which were validated with in silico analysis using both meta-expression profiles...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130568/flexible-next-generation-robotic-surgical-system-for-transoral-endoscopic-hypopharyngectomy-a-comparative-preclinical-study
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Ichiro Tateya, Yoon Woo Koh, Raymond K Tsang, Steven S Hong, Ryuji Uozumi, Yo Kishimoto, Taro Sugimoto, F Christopher Holsinger
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this cadaveric study was to determine the efficacy of a flexible, next-generation robotic surgical system for transoral robotic hypopharyngectomy. METHODS: A comparative evaluation study of the flexible versus rigid robotic surgical systems for the hypopharynx was conducted using 3 cadavers. Endpoints for assessment were visualization of the hypopharynx, access to the hypopharynx, and difficulty of dissection. Hypopharyngectomy was performed on 3 other cadavers using the da Vinci Sp surgical system...
November 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129521/diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-a-patient-with-adult-onset-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Hidehiro Ishikawa, Atsushi Niwa, Masaru Asahi, Keita Matsuura, Satoshi Masuzugawa, Yo Niida, Masayuki Maeda, Mineo Kondo, Hidekazu Tomimoto
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) 1 or TSC2 is mutated in most TSC patients. TSC2 mutations are more frequently associated with worse outcomes, earlier age at seizure onset, more severe intellectual disability, and higher tuber load than TSC1. The degree of white matter involvement is thought to be associated with the severity of neurological impairment. At present, genotype-phenotype correlations and relationship between tuber burden and neurological disability in TSC are debatable. We presented a 43-year-old patient with TSC2 mutation, whose symptom was only incomplete quadrantic visual field deficit in spite of multiple brain tubers...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129021/the-effect-of-natural-or-simulated-altitude-training-on-high-intensity-intermittent-running-performance-in-team-sport-athletes-a-meta-analysis
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Michael J Hamlin, Catherine A Lizamore, Will G Hopkins
BACKGROUND: While adaptation to hypoxia at natural or simulated altitude has long been used with endurance athletes, it has only recently gained popularity for team-sport athletes. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the effect of hypoxic interventions on high-intensity intermittent running performance in team-sport athletes. METHODS: A systematic literature search of five journal databases was performed. Percent change in performance (distance covered) in the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test (level 1 and level 2 were used without differentiation) in hypoxic (natural or simulated altitude) and control (sea level or normoxic placebo) groups was meta-analyzed with a mixed model...
November 11, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127813/the-effectiveness-of-culturally-sensitive-collaborative-treatment-of-depressed-chinese-in-family-medicine-clinics-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hui-Chun Huang, Shen-Ing Liu, Lee-Ching Hwang, Fang-Ju Sun, Jin-Jin Tjung, Chiu-Ron Huang, Tsai-Chung Li, Yo-Ping Huang, Albert Yeung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment (CSCT) would improve outcomes for patients with major depression who were managed in family medicine clinics in Taiwan. METHOD: A single-blinded randomized trial was conducted in 26 family medicine clinics. Patients with major depressive disorder were consecutively randomized to either CSCT or treatment as usual (TAU). The primary outcome was the severity of depression. Secondary outcomes included treatment response, treatment remission, quality of life, and medication adherence...
October 10, 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127268/sickle-mice-are-sensitive-to-hypoxia-ischemia-induced-stroke-but-respond-to-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-treatment
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Yu-Yo Sun, Jolly Lee, Henry Huang, Mary B Wagner, Clinton H Joiner, David R Archer, Chia-Yi Kuan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The effects of lytic stroke therapy in patients with sickle cell anemia are unknown, although a recent study suggested that coexistent sickle cell anemia does not increase the risk of cerebral hemorrhage. This finding calls for systemic analysis of the effects of thrombolytic stroke therapy, first in humanized sickle mice, and then in patients. There is also a need for additional predictive markers of sickle cell anemia-associated vasculopathy. METHODS: We used Doppler ultrasound to examine the carotid artery of Townes sickle mice tested their responses to repetitive mild hypoxia-ischemia- and transient hypoxia-ischemia-induced stroke at 3 or 6 months of age, respectively...
November 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124407/educational-system-based-on-the-tapp-checklist-improves-the-performance-of-novices-a-multicenter-randomized-trial
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Saseem Poudel, Yo Kurashima, Kimitaka Tanaka, Hiroshi Kawase, Yoichi M Ito, Fumitaka Nakamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Satoshi Hirano
BACKGROUND: Despite recent developments in surgical education, obstacles including inadequate budget, limited human resources, and a scarcity of time have limited its widespread adoption. To provide systematic training for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, we had previously developed and validated a checklist to evaluate the recorded performance of transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair. We had also developed an educational system that included didactic materials based on the TAPP checklist and incorporated remote evaluation and feedback system...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123879/direct-intrahepatic-portocaval-shunt-for-refractory-hepatic-hydrothorax-a-case-report
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Yo Kawahara, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Naoaki Isoi, Kohsuke Hatanaka, Kentaro Yamada, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Teppei Okamura, Tatsumi Kaji, Toshihisa Sakamoto, Daizoh Saitoh, Hisashi Ikeuchi
Case: A 64-year-old man with complaints of dyspnea and orthopnea secondary to a hepatic hydrothorax refractory to diuretic medication underwent the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure to decrease the portal vein pressure. The TIPS procedure failed due to severe liver stiffness. Direct intrahepatic portocaval shunt (DIPS), a modified TIPS procedure that directly inserts a stent from the inferior vena cava to the portal vein, was successfully carried out. Outcome: The DIPS procedure significantly decreased the patient's pleural effusion and respiratory symptoms...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123837/effectiveness-of-cadaver-based-educational-seminar-for-trauma-surgery-skills-retention-after-half-year-follow-up
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Hiroshi Homma, Jun Oda, Tetsuo Yukioka, Shogo Hayashi, Tomoya Suzuki, Kentaro Kawai, Katsuhiro Nagata, Hidefumi Sano, Hiroshi Takyu, Norio Sato, Hirokazu Taguchi, Kazuki Mashiko, Takeo Azuhata, Masayuki Ito, Tomomi Fukuhara, Yo Kurashima, Shinichi Kawata, Masahiro Itoh
Aim: In Japan, trauma surgery training remains insufficient, and on-the-job training has become increasingly difficult because of the decreasing number of severe trauma patients and the development of non-operative management. Therefore, we assessed whether a 1-day cadaver-based seminar is effective for trauma surgery training. Methods: Data were collected from 11 seminars carried out from January 2013 to March 2014, including a 10-point self-assessment of confidence levels (SACL) for 21 surgical skills and an evaluation of the contents before, just after, and a half-year after the seminar...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123259/tumour-infiltrating-inflammatory-and-immune-cells-in-patients-with-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Yuki Kitano, Hirohisa Okabe, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Shigeki Nakagawa, Yoichi Saito, Naoki Umezaki, Masayo Tsukamoto, Takanobu Yamao, Kensuke Yamamura, Kota Arima, Takayoshi Kaida, Tatsunori Miyata, Kosuke Mima, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yoshihiro Komohara, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and immune characteristics of the tumour microenvironment have therapeutic significance. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical impact on disease progression in human extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ECC). METHODS: A total of 114 consecutive ECC patients with curative resection between 2000 and 2014 were enrolled. Tumour infiltrating CD66b(+) neutrophils (TANs; tumour associated neutrophils), CD163(+) M2 macrophages (TAMs; tumour associated macrophages), CD8(+) T cells, and FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) were assayed by immunohistochemistry, and their relationships with patient clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis were evaluated...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122282/masquelet-technique-with-external-locking-plate-for-recalcitrant-distal-tibial-nonunion
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Ching-Hou Ma, Yen-Chun Chiu, Kun-Ling Tsai, Yuan-Kun Tu, Cheng-Yo Yen, Chin-Hsien Wu
OBJECTIVE: In the present retrospective study, we aimed to analyze the results of treatment for recalcitrant distal tibial nonunion using Masquelet technique with locking plate as a definitive external fixator. MATERIALS: We included 15 consecutive cases of distal tibial nonunion treated at our hospital between January 2012 and December 2015. The reconstructive procedure comprised debridement of the nonunion site, deformity correction, stabilization with an external locked plate, defect filling with cement spacer for inducing membrane formation, and bone reconstruction using a cancellous bone autograft (Masquelet technique)...
October 26, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119246/skeletal-muscle-and-performance-adaptations-to-high-intensity-training-in-elite-male-soccer-players-speed-endurance-runs-versus-small-sided-game-training
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Dan Fransson, Tobias Schmidt Nielsen, Karl Olsson, Tobias Christensson, Paul S Bradley, Ioannis G Fatouros, Peter Krustrup, Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg, Magni Mohr
PURPOSE: To examine the skeletal muscle and performance responses across two different exercise training modalities which are highly applied in soccer training. METHODS: Using an RCT design, 39 well-trained male soccer players were randomized into either a speed endurance training (SET; n = 21) or a small-sided game group (SSG; n = 18). Over 4 weeks, thrice weekly, SET performed 6-10 × 30-s all-out runs with 3-min recovery, while SSG completed 2 × 7-9-min small-sided games with 2-min recovery...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116466/breast-cancer-related-paraneoplastic-neurologic-disease
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Brittany L Murphy, Nicholas L Zalewski, Amy C Degnim, Andrew McKeon, Eoin P Flanagan, Sean J Pittock, Elizabeth B Habermann
PURPOSE: Paraneoplastic neurologic disease (PND) is an aberrant immune-mediated response against the nervous system triggered by malignancy. Given the rarity, a paucity of data describing breast cancer-related PND (BC-PND) exists; we sought to further examine this specific patient population. METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients at our institution from 1997 to 2016 with BC-PND. Retrospective review with a descriptive analysis determined factors associated with PND and BC, which were compared to national breast cancer median of age (61 years) and average stage at diagnosis (60% local disease)...
November 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115091/efficacy-of-uncross-matched-type-o-packed-red-blood-cell-transfusion-to-traumatic-shock-patients-a-propensity-score-match-study
#15
Byung Hee Kang, Donghwan Choi, Jayun Cho, Junsik Kwon, Yo Huh, Jonghwan Moon, Younghwan Kim, Kyoungwon Jung, John Cook Jong Lee
A new blood bank system was established in our trauma bay, which allowed immediate utilization of uncross-matched type O packed red blood cells (UORBCs). We investigated the efficacy of UORBC compared to that of the ABO type-specific packed red blood cells (ABO RBCs) from before the bank was installed. From March 2016 to February 2017, data from trauma patients who received UORBCs in the trauma bay were compared with those of trauma patients who received ABO RBCs from January 2013 to December 2015. Propensity matching was used to overcome retrospective bias...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113654/the-role-of-intestinal-bacteria-in-the-development-and-progression-of-gastrointestinal-tract-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Kosuke Mima, Shuji Ogino, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hiroshi Sawayama, Koichi Kinoshita, Ryuichi Krashima, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Katsunori Imai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Hideo Baba
More than 100 trillion microorganisms inhabit the human intestinal tract and play important roles in health conditions and diseases, including cancer. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that specific bacteria and bacterial dysbiosis in the gastrointestinal tract can potentiate the development and progression of gastrointestinal tract neoplasms by damaging DNA, activating oncogenic signaling pathways, producing tumor-promoting metabolites such as secondary bile acids, and suppressing antitumor immunity. Other bacterial species have been shown to produce short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, which can suppress inflammation and carcinogenesis in the gastrointestinal tract...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111336/regenerative-effects-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-on-restoration-of-thyroarytenoid-muscle-atrophy-caused-by-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-transection
#17
Mami Kaneko, Takuya Tsuji, Yo Kishimoto, Yoichiro Sugiyama, Tatsuo Nakamura, Shigeru Hirano
OBJECTIVES: Vocal fold atrophy following unilateral vocal fold paralysis is caused by atrophy of the thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle and remains a challenge. Medialization procedures are popular treatment options; however, hoarseness often remains due to the reduction in mass or tension of the TA muscle. Therefore, in addition to medialization procedures, TA muscle reinnervation is desirable. In vivo studies have shown the potential for basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) to affect muscular and nerve regeneration...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107693/wdr74-participates-in-an-early-cleavage-of-the-pre-rrna-processing-pathway-in-cooperation-with-the-nucleolar-aaa-atpase-nvl2
#18
Nobuhiro Hiraishi, Yo-Ichi Ishida, Haruka Sudo, Masami Nagahama
WD repeat-containing protein 74 (WDR74), a nucleolar-localized protein, is the mammalian ortholog of Nsa1, a 60S ribosome assembly factor in yeast. We previously showed that WDR74 associates with MTR4, the nuclear exosome-assisting RNA helicase, whose dissociation is prohibited by an ATPase-deficient mutant of the AAA-type chaperone NVL2. However, the functions and regulation of WDR74 during ribosome biogenesis in cooperation with NVL2 remains unknown. Here, we demonstrated that knockdown of WDR74 leads to significant defects in the pre-rRNA cleavage within the internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1), occurring in an early stage of the processing pathway...
October 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107535/genetically-encoded-tools-for-optical-dissection-of-the-mammalian-cell-cycle
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Asako Sakaue-Sawano, Masahiro Yo, Naoki Komatsu, Toru Hiratsuka, Takako Kogure, Tetsushi Hoshida, Naoki Goshima, Michiyuki Matsuda, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Atsushi Miyawaki
Eukaryotic cells spend most of their life in interphase of the cell cycle. Understanding the rich diversity of metabolic and genomic regulation that occurs in interphase requires the demarcation of precise phase boundaries in situ. Here, we report the properties of two genetically encoded fluorescence sensors, Fucci(CA) and Fucci(SCA), which enable real-time monitoring of interphase and cell-cycle biology. We re-engineered the Cdt1-based sensor from the original Fucci system to respond to S phase-specific CUL4(Ddb1)-mediated ubiquitylation alone or in combination with SCF(Skp2)-mediated ubiquitylation...
October 25, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100675/skull-base-plasmacytoma-a-unique-case-of-poems-syndrome-with-a-plasmacytoma-causing-craniocervical-instability
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Hannah Gilder, Meghan E Murphy, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Daniel Shepherd, Patrick R Maloney, Michael J Yaszemski, Jonathan M Morris, Angela Dispenzieri, Jane M Matsumoto, Mohamad Bydon
INTRODUCTION: Plasmacytomas, considered to be the solitary counterparts of multiple myeloma, are neoplastic monoclonal plasma cell proliferations within soft tissue or bone. Plasmacytomas often present as a collection of findings known as POEMS-syndrome (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M-Protein spike, and Skin changes). CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a report of a 47 yo male diagnosed with POEMS-syndrome secondary to a skull base plasmacytoma. The mass resulted in marked instability of the cranio-cervical junction due to bony erosion...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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