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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549316/method-for-assessment-of-stormwater-treatment-facilities-synthetic-road-runoff-addition-including-micro-pollutants-and-tracer
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Karin Cederkvist, Marina B Jensen, Peter E Holm
Stormwater treatment facilities (STFs) are becoming increasingly widespread but knowledge on their performance is limited. This is due to difficulties in obtaining representative samples during storm events and documenting removal of the broad range of contaminants found in stormwater runoff. This paper presents a method to evaluate STFs by addition of synthetic runoff with representative concentrations of contaminant species, including the use of tracer for correction of removal rates for losses not caused by the STF...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549182/single-provenance-mature-conifers-show-higher-non-structural-carbohydrate-storage-and-reduced-growth-in-a-drier-location
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Frida I Piper, Alex Fajardo, Günter Hoch
Since growth is more sensitive to drought than photosynthesis, trees inhabiting dry regions are expected to exhibit higher carbohydrate storage and less growth than their conspecifics from more humid regions. However, the same pattern can be the result of different genotypes inhabiting contrasting humidity conditions. To test if reduced growth and high carbohydrate storage are environmentally driven by drought, we examined the growth and non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) concentrations in single-provenance stands of mature trees of Pinus contorta Douglas and Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex C...
May 26, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549002/clinical-significance-of-histogram-parameters-on-elastography-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinomas
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Hee Yeun Yoon, Ji Hye Lee, Young Eun Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon, Vivian Y Park, Jin Young Kwak
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to determine objective histogram parameters on elastography that could predict poor prognosis factors of conventional papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMCs). METHODS: From September to November in 2012, 79 patients with a diagnosis of PTMCs were included. Mean values of clinicopathologic variables and histogram parameters on elastography were compared between groups with or without poor prognostic factors using the Student t test, χ test, or Fisher exact test...
May 25, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548611/relationships-between-knee-extension-moments-during-weighted-and-unweighted-gait-and-strength-measures-that-predict-knee-moments-after-acl-reconstruction
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Erin Hartigan, Jennifer Aucoin, Rita Carlson, Melanie Klieber-Kusak, Thomas Murray, Bernadette Shaw, Michael Lawrence
BACKGROUND: Weighted gait increases internal knee extension moment impulses (KEMI) in the anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed (ACLR) limb; however, limb differences persist. HYPOTHESES: (1) KEMI during normal gait will influence KEMI during weighted gait and (2) peak knee extension (PKE) torque and time to reach PKE torque will predict KEMI during gait tasks. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Twenty-four women and 14 men completed 3 gait tasks (unweighted, vest, sled) and strength testing after discharge from rehabilitation and clearance to return to sports...
May 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548559/the-yucatan-minipig-tmj-disc-structure-function-relationships-support-its-suitability-for-human-comparative-studies
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Natalia Vapniarsky, Ashkan Aryaei, Boaz Arzi, Jerry C Hu, David C Hatcher, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
Frequent involvement of the disc in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders warrants attempts to tissue engineer TMJ disc replacements. Physiologically, a great degree of similarity is seen between humans and farm pigs (FPs), but the pig's rapid growth confers a significant challenge for in vivo experiments. Minipigs have a slower growth rate and are smaller than FPs, but minipig TMJ discs have yet to be fully characterized. The objective of this study was to determine the suitability of the minipig for TMJ studies by extensive structural and functional characterization...
May 26, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548545/mild-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-why-spirometry-is-not-sufficient
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Amany F Elbehairy, Grace Parraga, Katherine A Webb, J Alberto Neder, Denis E O'Donnell
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - an inflammatory disease of the airways, alveoli and lung microvasculature - is a leading cause of death worldwide. Smokers with milder airway obstruction constitute the majority of patients with this disease. Many studies have shown increased morbidity, activity-related dyspnea, exercise intolerance and mortality in such patients, compared with age-matched healthy populations. Clinical evaluation of symptomatic smokers with ostensibly mild airway obstruction poses a challenge in clinical practice as spirometry can obscure extensive heterogeneous pathophysiological impairment...
May 26, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548281/adverse-effects-of-fructose-on-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-and-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-in-subjects-with-abdominal-obesity
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Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Sanni Söderlund, Leonie H Bogl, Antti Hakkarainen, Niina Matikainen, Kirsi H Pietiläinen, Sari Räsänen, Nina Lundbom, Elias Björnson, Björn Eliasson, Rosellina M Mancina, Stefano Romeo, Natalie Alméras, Giuseppe Della Pepa, Claudia Vetrani, Anna Prinster, Giovanni Annuzzi, Angela Rivellese, Jean-Pierre Després, Jan Borén
BACKGROUND: Overconsumption of dietary sugars, fructose in particular, is linked to cardiovascular risk factors such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. However, clinical studies have to date not clarified whether these adverse cardiometabolic effects are induced directly by dietary sugars, or if they are secondary to weight gain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of fructose (75 g/day), served with their habitual diet over 12 weeks, on liver fat content and other cardiometabolic risk factors in a large cohort (n=71) of abdominally obese men...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546921/a-novel-frameshift-mutation-in-cx46-associated-with-hereditary-dominant-cataracts-in-a-chinese-family
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Xiu-Kun Cui, Ke-Ke Zhu, Zheng Zhou, Si-Min Wan, Yi Dong, Xuan-Ce Wang, Jing Li, Jing Zhang, Hong-Mei Mu, Lei Qin, Yan-Zhong Hu
AIM: To investigate the genetic mutations that are associated the hereditary autosomal dominant cataract in a Chinese family. METHODS: A Chinese family consisting of 20 cataract patients (including 9 male and 11 female) and 2 unaffected individuals from 5 generations were diagnosed to be a typical autosomal dominant cataract pedigree. Genomic DNA samples were extracted from the peripheral blood cells of the participants in this pedigree. Exon sequence was used for genetic mutation screening...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546735/nonparametric-regression-method-for-broad-sense-agreement
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Akm Fazlur Rahman, Limin Peng, Amita Manatunga, Ying Guo
Characterizing the correspondence between an ordinal measurement and a continuous measurement is often of interest in mental health studies. To this end, Peng, Li, Guo, and Manatunga (2011) introduced the concept of broad sense agreement (BSA) and developed nonparametric estimation and inference for a BSA measure. In this work, we propose a non-parametric regression framework for BSA, which provides a robust tool to further investigate population heterogeneity in BSA. We develop inferential procedures including regression function estimation and hypothesis testing...
2017: Journal of Nonparametric Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546713/current-concepts-of-epigenetics-in-testicular-cancer
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Alfredo Harb-De la Rosa, Meenakkshy Manoharan, Ahmed Saeed Goolam
Testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) are characterized into seminomas (SGCTs) and non-seminomatous testicular germ cell tumors (NSGCTs). Serum tumor markers (STMs) play an important role in testicular cancer as they provide useful information for diagnosis, staging, and detection of recurrence. Nonetheless, additional tumor markers for early diagnosis and therapeutic options are required to enhance specificity of serological diagnosis of testes cancers. Epigenetics is defined as inherited changes in gene expression that are not encoded in the DNA structure...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545931/validating-a-questionnaire-prehospital-preparedness-for-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Karin Bölenius, Christin Vestin, Britt-Inger Saveman, Lina Gyllencreutz
In recent decades, prehospital emergency care has undergone extensive development. Today, prehospital emergency nurses (PENs) are well trained and provide advanced care to patients of all ages. Caring for pediatric trauma patients is considered to be particularly demanding. However, in Sweden and internationally, there is a lack of research regarding PENs' preparedness for caring for pediatric trauma patients. OBJECTIVE: The development and testing of a questionnaire on self-reported preparedness among PENs caring for pediatric trauma patients in a prehospital emergency setting...
May 22, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543866/testicular-structure-and-seminal-pathway-in-the-yellowtail-tetra-astyanax-altiparanae-characiforms-characidae
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D H de Siqueira-Silva, A P Dos Santos-Silva, C Bashiyo-Silva, M S Rodrigues, C A Vicentini, A Ninhaus-Silveira, R Veríssimo-Silveira
This study aimed to describe testicular and its main ducts structure in the yellowtail tetra Astyanax altiparanae, contributing to the knowledge of the region in which semen is produced, storage and released, focusing mainly on the dynamic of germinal epithelium and Sertoli cells during germ cell maturation. Ten sexually mature male A. altiparanae had their testes processed according to the routine protocols to optical microscopy. Moreover, spermatic ducts and tubular compartment of the testes of three specimens were perfused with vinyl resin for gross anatomy and scanning electron microscopy...
May 22, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543738/crispr-editing-in-biological-and-biomedical-investigation
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Xing-Da Ju, Jing Xu, Zhong Sheng Sun
The CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat)-Cas (CRISPR--associated protein) system, a prokaryotic RNA-based adaptive immune system against viral infection, is emerging as a powerful genome editing tool in broad research areas. To further improve and expand its functionality, various CRISPR delivery strategies have been tested and optimized, and key CRISPR system components such as Cas protein have been engineered with different purposes. Benefiting from more in-depth understanding and further development of CRISPR, versatile CRISPR-based platforms for genome editing have been rapidly developed to advance investigations in biology and biomedicine...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543307/a-bayesian-approach-to-model-the-conditional-correlation-between-several-diagnostic-tests-and-various-replicated-subjects-measurements
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Hélio Doyle Pereira da Silva, Carlos Ascaso, Alessandra Queiroga Gonçalves, Patricia Puccinelli Orlandi, Rosa Abellana
Two key aims of diagnostic research are to accurately and precisely estimate disease prevalence and test sensitivity and specificity. Latent class models have been proposed that consider the correlation between subject measures determined by different tests in order to diagnose diseases for which gold standard tests are not available. In some clinical studies, several measures of the same subject are made with the same test under the same conditions (replicated measurements), and thus, replicated measurements for each subject are not independent...
May 21, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542729/occupational-manual-activity-is-reflected-on-the-patterns-among-hand-entheses
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Fotios Alexandros Karakostis, Gerhard Hotz, Heike Scherf, Joachim Wahl, Katerina Harvati
OBJECTIVES: In anthropological sciences, entheses are widely utilized as occupational stress markers. However, the reaction of entheseal surfaces to mechanical loading is not well understood. Furthermore, previous studies on entheses relied on the individuals' occupation-at-death. Past research by one of us has identified two patterns among hand entheses, proposing that they reflect two synergistic muscle groups. Here, we investigate the association between these patterns and habitual manual activity using an extensively documented skeletal sample and a three-dimensional system of quantification...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542693/macular-sensitivity-measured-with-microperimetry-in-stargardt-disease-in-the-progression-of-atrophy-secondary-to-stargardt-disease-progstar-study-report-no-7
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Etienne M Schönbach, Yulia Wolfson, Rupert W Strauss, Mohamed A Ibrahim, Xiangrong Kong, Beatriz Muñoz, David G Birch, Artur V Cideciyan, Gesa-Astrid Hahn, Muneeswar Nittala, Janet S Sunness, SriniVas R Sadda, Sheila K West, Hendrik P N Scholl
Importance: New outcome measures for treatment trials for Stargardt disease type 1 (STGD1) and other macular diseases are needed. Microperimetry allows mapping of light sensitivity of the macula and provides topographic information on visual function beyond visual acuity. Objective: To measure and analyze retinal light sensitivity of the macula in STGD1 using fundus-controlled perimetry (microperimetry). Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a multicenter prospective cohort study...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542273/expression-profile-of-epstein-barr-virus-and-human-adenovirus-small-rnas-in-tonsillar-b-and-t-lymphocytes
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Farzaneh Assadian, Wael Kamel, Göran Laurell, Catharina Svensson, Tanel Punga, Göran Akusjärvi
We have used high-throughput small RNA sequencing to characterize viral small RNA expression in purified tonsillar B and T lymphocytes isolated from patients tested positive for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or human adenovirus (HAdV) infections, respectively. In the small set of patients analyzed, the expression profile of EBV and HAdV miRNAs could not distinguish between patients diagnosed with tonsillar hypertrophy or chronic/recurrent tonsillitis. The EBV miR-BART expression profile among the patients diagnosed with tonsillar diseases resembles most closely the pattern seen in EBV+ tumors (Latency II/I)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542207/metagenomic-sequencing-complements-routine-diagnostics-in-identifying-viral-pathogens-in-lung-transplant-recipients-with-unknown-etiology-of-respiratory-infection
#18
Dagmara W Lewandowska, Peter W Schreiber, Macé M Schuurmans, Bettina Ruehe, Osvaldo Zagordi, Cornelia Bayard, Michael Greiner, Fabienne D Geissberger, Riccarda Capaul, Andrea Zbinden, Jürg Böni, Christian Benden, Nicolas J Mueller, Alexandra Trkola, Michael Huber
BACKGROUND: Lung transplant patients are a vulnerable group of immunosuppressed patients that are prone to frequent respiratory infections. We studied 60 episodes of respiratory symptoms in 71 lung transplant patients. Almost half of these episodes were of unknown infectious etiology despite extensive routine diagnostic testing. METHODS: We re-analyzed respiratory samples of all episodes with undetermined etiology in order to detect potential viral pathogens missed/not accounted for in routine diagnostics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542184/estimation-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-hiv-prevention-portfolios-for-people-who-inject-drugs-in-the-united-states-a-model-based-analysis
#19
Cora L Bernard, Douglas K Owens, Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Margaret L Brandeau
BACKGROUND: The risks of HIV transmission associated with the opioid epidemic make cost-effective programs for people who inject drugs (PWID) a public health priority. Some of these programs have benefits beyond prevention of HIV-a critical consideration given that injection drug use is increasing across most United States demographic groups. To identify high-value HIV prevention program portfolios for US PWID, we consider combinations of four interventions with demonstrated efficacy: opioid agonist therapy (OAT), needle and syringe programs (NSPs), HIV testing and treatment (Test & Treat), and oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)...
May 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541919/can-we-speculate-running-application-with-server-power-consumption-trace
#20
Yuanlong Li, Han Hu, Yonggang Wen, Jun Zhang
In this paper, we propose to detect the running applications in a server by classifying the observed power consumption series for the purpose of data center energy consumption monitoring and analysis. Time series classification problem has been extensively studied with various distance measurements developed; also recently the deep learning-based sequence models have been proved to be promising. In this paper, we propose a novel distance measurement and build a time series classification algorithm hybridizing nearest neighbor and long short term memory (LSTM) neural network...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
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