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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227629/inertial-sensor-based-gait-analysis-discriminates-subjects-with-and-without-visual-impairment-caused-by-simulated-macular-degeneration
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Christoph M Kanzler, Jens Barth, Jochen Klucken, Bjoern M Eskofier, Christoph M Kanzler, Jens Barth, Jochen Klucken, Bjoern M Eskofier, Jens Barth, Jochen Klucken, Bjoern M Eskofier, Christoph M Kanzler
Macular degeneration is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of blindness in the developing world. The analysis of gait parameters can be used to assess the influence of macular degeneration on gait. This study examines the effect of macular degeneration on gait using inertial sensor based 3D spatio-temporal gait parameters. We acquired gait data from 21 young and healthy subjects during a 40 m obstacle walk. All subjects had to perform the gait trial with and without macular degeneration simulation glasses...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226043/support-to-woman-nourisher-in-the-advertising-pieces-of-the-world-breastfeeding-week
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Luciana Alves Moreira, Nina Velasco E Cruz, Francisca Marcia Pereira Linhares, Tatiane Gomes Guedes, Fernanda Demutti Pimpão Martins, Cleide Maria Pontes
Objective: to unveil the support to woman/nourisher in the advertisements of the World Breastfeeding Week. Method: This is a descriptive, exploratory, documentary, qualitative study. Since the collection until the analyses of these advertisements, we adopted the methodological steps of Gemma Penn, based on the semiology of Roland Barthes. The results were interpreted by the theory of Social Network of Sanícola and of the five types of support: companionship, emotional, instrumental, informational, and self-supportive...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225648/safety-of-autologous-human-schwann-cell-transplantation-in-subacute-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Kimberly D Anderson, James Guest, W Dalton Dietrich, Mary B Bunge, Rosie Curiel, Marine Dididze, Barth A Green, Aisha Khan, Damien D Pearse, Efrat Saraf-Lavi, Eva Widerstrom-Noga, Pat Wood, Allan D Levi
The rationale for implantation of autologous human Schwann cells (SCs) in people with subacute spinal cord injury (SCI) is based on evidence that transplanted SCs are neuroprotective, support local axonal plasticity, and are capable of myelinating axons. A Phase I clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the safety of autologous human SC transplantation into the injury epicenter of six subjects with subacute SCI. The trial was an open-label, unblinded, non-randomized, non-placebo controlled study with a dose escalation design and standard medical rehabilitation...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218702/phytochemical-study-of-tapirira-guianensis-leaves-guided-by-vasodilatory-and-antioxidant-activities
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Amélia M G Rodrigues, Denise O Guimarães, Tatiana U P Konno, Luzineide W Tinoco, Thiago Barth, Fernando A Aguiar, Norberto P Lopes, Ivana C R Leal, Juliana M Raimundo, Michelle F Muzitano
The aim of this research was to perform a phytochemical study of the methanol leaves extract of T. guianensis (MET) guided by vasodilatory and antioxidant activities. The chemical profile of MET and the ethyl acetate fraction (EA fraction) was determined by HPLC-UV-MS and EA fraction guided fractionation by reverse-phase chromatography. The vasorelaxant effects of MET, fractions, sub-fractions and constituents were assessed on rat aorta pre-contracted with phenylephrine. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by using a DPPH assay...
February 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214259/erratum-to-preliminary-clinical-outcomes-of-latarjet-patte-coracoid-transfer-by-arthroscopy-vs-open-surgery-prospective-multicentre-study-of-390%C3%A2-cases-orthop-traumatol-surg-res-102-2016-s271-s276
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P Metais, P Clavert, J Barth, P Boileau, R Brzoska, G Nourissat, J Leuzinger, G Walch, L Lafosse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196934/mortality-of-adult-critically-ill-subjects-with-cancer
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Regis Goulart Rosa, Tulio Frederico Tonietto, Bruno Achutti Duso, Juçara Gasparetto Maccari, Roselaine Pinheiro de Oliveira, William Rutzen, Laura Madeira, Aline Ascoli, Rachel Hessler, Paola Morandi, Ricardo Viegas Cremonese, Felippe Leopoldo Dexheimer Neto, Luciana Tagliari, Patrícia de Campos Balzano, José Hervê Diel Barth, Cassiano Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients may require intensive care support for postoperative care, complications associated with underlying malignancy, or toxicities related to cancer therapy. The higher mortality rates found in this population than in the population of ICU patients without cancer may be attributable to confounding due to a higher prevalence of multiple organic dysfunctions at ICU admission in patients with malignancy; however, data regarding this hypothesis are scarce. Accordingly, we performed the present study to compare the crude and propensity score-matched mortality rates between adult subjects with and without cancer admitted to a mixed medical-surgical ICU...
February 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196712/ipomoea-pes-caprae-l-r-br-convolvulaceae-as-a-topical-herbal-medicine-to-relieve-pain-and-inflammation-promising-tool-against-effects-due-to-toxin-skin-contact
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Cristiane da Silva Barth, Hugo Guilherme Tolentino de Souza, Lilian W Rocha, Gislaine Francieli da Silva, Mariana Ferreira Dos Anjos, Veronica D'Avila Pastor, Tania Mari Belle Bresolin, Angelica Garcia Couto, José Roberto Santin, Nara Lins Meira Quintão
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ipomoea pes-caprae is known as bayhops, beach morning glory or goat's foot, and in Brazil as salsa-de-praia. Its leaves are used in worldwide folk medicine for the relief of jellyfish-stings symptoms. The literature only reports the anti-inflammatory and neutralizing effects of a nonpolar plant derived, without validating the popular use or exploring the mechanism of action. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to evaluate and validate the topical effects of a semisolid containing hydroethanolic extract obtained from the aerial parts of I...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191681/a-time-efficient-acquisition-protocol-for-multipurpose-diffusion-weighted-microstructural-imaging-at-7-tesla
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Farshid Sepehrband, Kieran O'Brien, Markus Barth
PURPOSE: Several diffusion-weighted MRI techniques have been developed and validated during the past 2 decades. While offering various neuroanatomical inferences, these techniques differ in their proposed optimal acquisition design, preventing clinicians and researchers benefiting from all potential inference methods, particularly when limited time is available. This study reports an optimal design that enables for a time-efficient diffusion-weighted MRI acquisition scheme at 7 Tesla...
February 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188211/cluh-regulates-mitochondrial-metabolism-by-controlling-translation-and-decay-of-target-mrnas
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Désirée Schatton, David Pla-Martin, Marie-Charlotte Marx, Henriette Hansen, Arnaud Mourier, Ivan Nemazanyy, Alberto Pessia, Peter Zentis, Teresa Corona, Vangelis Kondylis, Esther Barth, Astrid C Schauss, Vidya Velagapudi, Elena I Rugarli
Mitochondria are essential organelles that host crucial metabolic pathways and produce adenosine triphosphate. The mitochondrial proteome is heterogeneous among tissues and can dynamically change in response to different metabolic conditions. Although the transcriptional programs that govern mitochondrial biogenesis and respiratory function are well known, posttranscriptional regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we show that the cytosolic RNA-binding protein clustered mitochondria homologue (CLUH) regulates the expression of a mitochondrial protein network supporting key metabolic programs required under nutrient deprivation...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183324/identification-of-taz-mutations-in-pediatric-patients-with-cardiomyopathy-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-a-chinese-cohort
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Jian Wang, Ying Guo, Meirong Huang, Zhen Zhang, Junxue Zhu, Tingliang Liu, Lin Shi, Fen Li, Huimin Huang, Lijun Fu
BACKGROUND: Barth syndrome (BTHS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease characterized by cardiomyopathy, neutropenia, skeletal myopathy and growth delay. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment may improve the prognosis of this disease. The purpose of this study is to determine the role of targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the early diagnosis of BTHS in children with cardiomyopathy. METHODS: During the period between 2012 and 2015, a gene panel-based NGS approach was used to search for potentially disease-causing genetic variants in all patients referred to our institution with a clinical diagnosis of primary cardiomyopathy...
February 10, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176844/isl1-is-a-major-susceptibility-gene-for-classic-bladder-exstrophy-and-a-regulator-of-urinary-tract-development
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Rong Zhang, Michael Knapp, Kentaro Suzuki, Daiki Kajioka, Johanna M Schmidt, Jonas Winkler, Öznur Yilmaz, Michael Pleschka, Jia Cao, Christina Clementson Kockum, Gillian Barker, Gundela Holmdahl, Glenda Beaman, David Keene, Adrian S Woolf, Raimondo M Cervellione, Wei Cheng, Simon Wilkins, John P Gearhart, Fabio Sirchia, Massimo Di Grazia, Anne-Karolin Ebert, Wolfgang Rösch, Jörg Ellinger, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Nadine Zwink, Wout F Feitz, Carlo Marcelis, Johannes Schumacher, Federico Martinón-Torres, Martin Lloyd Hibberd, Chiea Chuen Khor, Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach, Sandra Barth, Simeon A Boyadjiev, Alfredo Brusco, Michael Ludwig, William Newman, Agneta Nordenskjöld, Gen Yamada, Benjamin Odermatt, Heiko Reutter
Previously genome-wide association methods in patients with classic bladder exstrophy (CBE) found association with ISL1, a master control gene expressed in pericloacal mesenchyme. This study sought to further explore the genetics in a larger set of patients following-up on the most promising genomic regions previously reported. Genotypes of 12 markers obtained from 268 CBE patients of Australian, British, German Italian, Spanish and Swedish origin and 1,354 ethnically matched controls and from 92 CBE case-parent trios from North America were analysed...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168096/transcriptomic-response-of-maize-primary-roots-to-low-temperatures-at-seedling-emergence
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Mauro Di Fenza, Bridget Hogg, Jim Grant, Susanne Barth
BACKGROUND: Maize (Zea mays) is a C4 tropical cereal and its adaptation to temperate climates can be problematic due to low soil temperatures at early stages of establishment. METHODS: In the current study we have firstly investigated the physiological response of twelve maize varieties, from a chilling condition adapted gene pool, to sub-optimal growth temperature during seedling emergence. To identify transcriptomic markers of cold tolerance in already adapted maize genotypes, temperature conditions were set below the optimal growth range in both control and low temperature groups...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138913/usefulness-of-genetic-testing-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-an-analysis-using-real-world-data
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M Alejandra Restrepo-Cordoba, Oscar Campuzano, Tomás Ripoll-Vera, Marta Cobo-Marcos, Irene Mademont-Soler, José M Gámez, Fernando Dominguez, Esther Gonzalez-Lopez, Laura Padron-Barthe, Enrique Lara-Pezzi, Luis Alonso-Pulpon, Ramon Brugada, Pablo Garcia-Pavia
This study sought to determine the usefulness of genetic testing to predict evolution in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and to assess the role of genetic testing in clinical practice. Genetic results of 100 HCM patients tested for mutations in ≥10 HCM-causing genes were evaluated. Patients were classified as with poor (group A) or favourable (group B) clinical course. Forty-five pathogenic mutations (PM) were identified in 28 patients (56 %) from group A and in 23 (46 %) from group B (p = 0.317). Only 40 patients (40 %) exhibited PM that had been previously reported and only 15 (15 %) had PM reported in ≥10 individuals...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138780/reliability-and-scientific-use-of-a-surgical-planning-software-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-acdf
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Martin Barth, Christel Weiß, Christopher Brenke, Kirsten Schmieder
PURPOSE: Software-based planning of a spinal implant inheres in the promise of precision and superior results. The purpose of the study was to analyze the measurement reliability, prognostic value, and scientific use of a surgical planning software in patients receiving anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS: Lateral neutral, flexion, and extension radiographs of patients receiving tailored cages as suggested by the planning software were available for analysis...
January 31, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131066/polymerization-kinetics-of-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-glues-used-for-vascular-embolization
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Y J Li, D Barthès-Biesel, A-V Salsac
Vascular embolization is a minimally invasive treatment used for the management of vascular malformations and tumors. It is carried out under X-ray by navigating a microcatheter into the targeted blood vessel, through which embolic agents are delivered to occlude the vessels. Cyanoacrylate liquid glues have been widely used for vascular embolization owing to their low viscosity, rapid polymerization/solidification rate, good penetration ability and low tissue toxicity. The objective of this study is to quantitatively investigate the physical properties of two n-butyl cyanoacrylate (nBCA) glues (Glubran 2 and Histoacryl) mixed with an iodized oil (Lipiodol) at various concentrations...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124994/composition-of-lignin-to-liquid-solvolysis-oils-from-lignin-extracted-in-a-semi-continuous-organosolv-process
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Camilla Løhre, Hilde Vik Halleraker, Tanja Barth
The interest and on-going research on utilisation of lignin as feedstock for production of renewable and sustainable aromatics is expanding and shows great potential. This study investigates the applicability of semi-continuously organosolv extracted lignin in Lignin-to-Liquid (LtL) solvolysis, using formic acid as hydrogen donor and water as solvent under high temperature-high pressure (HTHP) conditions. The high purity of the organosolv lignin provides high conversion yields at up to 94% based on lignin mass input...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123232/demographic-military-and-health-characteristics-of-va-health-care-users-and-nonusers-who-served-in-or-during-operation-enduring-freedom-or-operation-iraqi-freedom-2009-2011
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Erin K Dursa, Shannon K Barth, Robert M Bossarte, Aaron I Schneiderman
An estimated 60% of all Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans who have left the military had used the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care services as of March 31, 2015. What is not known, however, are the differences in demographic, military, and health characteristics between OEF/OIF veterans who use the VA for health care and OEF/OIF veterans who do not. We used data from the 2009-2011 National Health Study for a New Generation of US Veterans to explore these differences...
November 2016: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123229/all-cause-mortality-among-us-veterans-of-the-persian-gulf-war-13-year-follow-up
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Shannon K Barth, Han K Kang, Tim Bullman
OBJECTIVE: We determined cause-specific mortality prevalence and risks of Gulf War deployed and nondeployed veterans to determine if deployed veterans were at greater risk than nondeployed veterans for death overall or because of certain diseases or conditions up to 13 years after conflict subsided. METHODS: Follow-up began when the veteran left the Gulf War theater or May 1, 1991, and ended on the date of death or December 31, 2004. We studied 621   901 veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War and 746   247 veterans who served but were not deployed during the Gulf War...
November 2016: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123213/cigarette-smoking-and-sociodemographic-military-and-health-characteristics-of-operation-enduring-freedom-and-operation-iraqi-freedom-veterans-2009-2011-national-health-study-for-a-new-generation-of-us-veterans
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Yasmin S Cypel, Kim Hamlett-Berry, Shannon K Barth, Dana E Christofferson, Victoria J Davey, Stephanie Eber, Aaron I Schneiderman, Robert M Bossarte
OBJECTIVE: We examined the sociodemographic, military, and health characteristics of current cigarette smokers, former smokers, and nonsmokers among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans and estimated smoking prevalence to better understand cigarette use in this population. METHODS: We analyzed data from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 2009-2011 National Health Study for a New Generation of US Veterans. On the basis of a stratified random sample of 60 000 OEF/OIF veterans, we sought responses to a 72-item questionnaire via mail, telephone, or Internet...
September 2016: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122727/inter-rater-agreement-in-evaluation-of-disability-systematic-review-of-reproducibility-studies
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Jürgen Barth, Wout E L de Boer, Jason W Busse, Jan L Hoving, Sarah Kedzia, Rachel Couban, Katrin Fischer, David Y von Allmen, Jerry Spanjer, Regina Kunz
OBJECTIVES:  To explore agreement among healthcare professionals assessing eligibility for work disability benefits. DESIGN:  Systematic review and narrative synthesis of reproducibility studies. DATA SOURCES:  Medline, Embase, and PsycINFO searched up to 16 March 2016, without language restrictions, and review of bibliographies of included studies. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:  Observational studies investigating reproducibility among healthcare professionals performing disability evaluations using a global rating of working capacity and reporting inter-rater reliability by a statistical measure or descriptively...
January 25, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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