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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772669/in-situ-studies-of-structure-transformation-and-al-coordination-of-kal-moo%C3%A2-%C3%A2-during-heating-by-high-temperature-raman-and-27-al-nmr-spectroscopies
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Min Wang, Jinglin You, Alexander Sobol, Liming Lu, Jian Wang, Yingfang Xie
Recent interest in optimizing composition and synthesis conditions of functional crystals, and the further exploration of new possible candidates for tunable solid-state lasers, has led to significant research on compounds in this family M(I)M(III)(M(VI)O₄)₂ (M(I) = alkali metal, M(III) = Al, In, Sc, Fe, Bi, lanthanide; M(VI) = Mo, W). The vibrational modes, structure transformation, and Al coordination of crystalline, glassy, and molten states of KAl(MoO₄)₂ have been investigated by in-situ high temperature Raman scattering and (27)Al magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) spectroscopy, together with first principles density functional simulation of room temperature Raman spectrum...
March 17, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766494/resting-energy-expenditure-a-valuable-predictor-for-kt-vurea-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients%C3%A2
#2
Tian Xu, Jingyuan Xie, Weiming Wang, Hong Ren, Nan Chen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify an effective method for predicting small-molecule solute removal at the commencement of or before peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: The PD patients with a dialysis delivery of 8 L/d and a residual kidney function (RKF) ≤ 5 mL/min were enrolled in the study. Fat-free lean body mass (FFM) and resting energy expenditure (REE) were measured using bioelectrical impedance (BIA). A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was drawn to determine the threshold value for REE...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737953/metabolic-factors-and-oxidative-stress-in-osteoarthritis-a-case-control-study
#3
Kaspar Tootsi, Aare Märtson, Jaak Kals, Kaido Paapstel, Mihkel Zilmer
Previous studies suggest that metabolic disturbances might be involved in the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Associations have been found between the individual components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and OA. MetS has been associated with increased oxidative stress (OxS). The study aimed to clarify the role of MetS components in OA and to evaluate the levels of OxS in OA patients and in age-matched controls. Fifty-five patients with end-stage OA (age 63 ± 7 years) prior to hip or knee joint replacement surgery and 55 age-, gender- and body mass index matched controls (61 ± 8 years) were enrolled in the study...
July 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730400/evaluation-of-retrobulbar-blood-flow-and-choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Ali Kal, Enes Duman, Almila Sarıgül Sezenöz, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Öznur Kal
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether retrobulbar blood flow and choroidal thickness (CT) are affected in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the relationship between these values. METHODS: We evaluated 40 eyes of 20 RA patients and 40 eyes of 20 healthy controls. The enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, color Doppler imaging, was held. Statistical analysis was performed. RESULTS: Peak systolic velocity (PSV) of ophthalmic (OA) and central retinal artery (CRA) were significantly higher in RA...
July 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721594/exome-analysis-in-an-estonian-multiplex-family-with-neural-tube-defects-a-case-report
#5
Liina Pappa, Mart Kals, Paula Ann Kivistik, Andres Metspalu, Ann Paal, Tiit Nikopensius
INTRODUCTION: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of common and severe congenital birth defects that occur during early embryonic development due to incomplete closure of the neural tube. The genetic architecture of human NTDs, including spina bifida and hydrocephalus, is highly heterogeneous, with multiple genes/loci and both gene-gene and gene-environment interactions involved. Hence, the variation in outcomes also most likely relates to a combination of the severity of different variants in multiple genes and genetic modifiers affecting the biochemical traits...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710708/the-bridge-between-design-and-analysis
#6
Jimmie Leppink, Patricia O'Sullivan, Kal Winston
The overall purpose of the 'Statistical Points and Pitfalls' series is to help readers and researchers alike increase awareness of how to use statistics and why/how we fall into inappropriate choices or interpretations. We hope to help readers understand common misconceptions and give clear guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls by offering simple tips to improve your reporting of quantitative research findings. Each entry discusses a commonly encountered inappropriate practice and alternatives from a pragmatic perspective with minimal mathematics involved...
August 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685491/the-prevalence-of-pmm2-cdg-in-estonia-based-on-population-carrier-frequencies-and-diagnosed-patients
#7
Mari-Anne Vals, Sander Pajusalu, Mart Kals, Reedik Mägi, Katrin Õunap
PMM2-CDG (MIM#212065) is the most common type of congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) caused by mutations in PMM2 (MIM#601785). In Estonia, five patients from three families have been diagnosed with PMM2-CDG. Our aim was to evaluate the presence of different PMM2-CDG-causing mutations in a population-based cohort and to calculate the expected frequency of PMM2-CDG in Estonia. Also, we analyzed the prevalence of PMM2-CDG based on our patient group data. To calculate the expected frequency of PMM2-CDG, we used the whole genome sequencing data of 2,244 participants from biobank of the Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu...
July 7, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637152/how-physical-therapists-instruct-patients-with-stroke-an-observational-study-on-attentional-focus-during-gait-rehabilitation-after-stroke
#8
Elmar Kal, Henrieke van den Brink, Han Houdijk, John van der Kamp, Paulien Helena Goossens, Coen van Bennekom, Erik Scherder
PURPOSE: People without neurological impairments show superior motor learning when they focus on movement effects (external focus) rather than on movement execution itself (internal focus). Despite its potential for neurorehabilitation, it remains unclear to what extent external focus strategies are currently incorporated in rehabilitation post-stroke. Therefore, we observed how physical therapists use attentional focus when treating gait of rehabilitating patients with stroke. METHODS: Twenty physical therapist-patient couples from six rehabilitation centers participated...
February 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631342/efficacy-of-a-high-observation-protocol-in-major-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-study
#9
Brittany Barber, Jeffrey Harris, Cameron Shillington, Shannon Rychlik, Joseph Dort, Michael Meier, Angela Estey, Adam Elwi, Patty Wickson, Michael Buss, David Zygun, Kal Ansari, Vincent Biron, Daniel O'Connell, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to optimize an existing clinical care pathway (CCP) for head and neck cancer with a high-observation protocol (HOP) and to determine the effect on length of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and length of stay in hospital (LOS). METHODS: The HOP mandated initiation of spontaneous breathing trials before the conclusion of the surgery, weaning of sedation, and limiting mechanical ventilation. All patients with head and neck cancer undergoing primary surgery on the HOP were compared to a historical cohort regarding length of ICU admission, ICU readmissions, and LOS...
August 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619430/effect-of-fingolimod-fty720-on-choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#10
Ali Kal, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Bahriye Horasanlı, Şefik Cezairlioğlu, Öznur Kal
OBJECTIVE: Using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), to compare the choroidal thickness in a healthy population (group 1), with newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) patients (group 2), with MS patients who underwent β-interferon monotherapy (group 3) and MS patients who underwent fingolimod therapy for 1 year (group 4) METHODS: Twenty-five control subjects (25 eyes), 24 newly diagnosed (24 eyes) MS patients, 22 MS patients who underwent fingolimod monotherapy for 1 year (22 eyes), and 24 MS patients who underwent β-interferon monotherapy for 1 year (24 eyes) were included in this study...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545258/marker-assisted-molecular-profiling-deletion-mutant-analysis-and-rna-seq-reveal-a-disease-resistance-cluster-associated-with-uromyces-appendiculatus-infection-in-common-bean-phaseolus-vulgaris-l
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Antonette R Todd, Nicole Donofrio, Venkateswara R Sripathi, Phillip E McClean, Rian K Lee, Marcial Pastor-Corrales, Venu Kal Kalavacharla
Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important legume, useful for its high protein and dietary fiber. The fungal pathogen Uromyces appendiculatus (Pers.) Unger can cause major loss in susceptible varieties of the common bean. The Ur-3 locus provides race specific resistance to virulent strains or races of the bean rust pathogen along with Crg, (Complements resistance gene), which is required for Ur-3-mediated rust resistance. In this study, we inoculated two common bean genotypes (resistant "Sierra" and susceptible crg) with rust race 53 of U...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543548/fate-and-behavior-of-gunshot-residue-a-review
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REVIEW
Lauren S Blakey, George P Sharples, Kal Chana, Jason W Birkett
A review of the literature concerning the fate and behavior of gunshot residue (GSR) is presented. A number of concomitant parameters including firearm and ammunition type, plume and GSR material characteristics, travel distances, chemical composition and GSR morphology are critically discussed in relation to their effects on the distribution and deposition, transfer and persistence processes of GSR. The underlying mechanisms associated with such processes are also considered. Knowledge of these processes on GSR materials could provide valuable information concerning scene preservation and subsequent forensic sampling...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540668/fatigue-in-patients-with-low-grade-glioma-systematic-evaluation-of-assessment-and-prevalence
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REVIEW
Ellen M P van Coevorden-van Loon, Marijke B Coomans, Majanka H Heijenbrok-Kal, Gerard M Ribbers, Martin J van den Bent
Fatigue is the most prevalent and disabling symptom in cancer patients. Yet, scientific literature on this topic is scarce and reports disparate results. This study systematically reviews how fatigue is assessed in patients with low-grade glioma and evaluates its prevalence in LGG patients. A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase and PsychINFO for articles reporting on fatigue in patients with LGG. Two reviewers independently extracted data from selected articles. Inclusion criteria were: (1) patients with suspected or confirmed LGG; (2) fatigue was assessed as primary or secondary outcome measure; (3) age≥ 18 years; (4) full-length article written in English or Dutch...
June 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491772/recurrent-syncope-due-to-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia
#14
Alexander W den Hartog, Evelien Jansen, Jasper E Kal, Debby Duyndam, Jeldican Visser, Pepijn van den Munckhof, Jonas S S G de Jong, Krischan D Sjauw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470431/radiogenomics-of-lower-grade-glioma-algorithmically-assessed-tumor-shape-is-associated-with-tumor-genomic-subtypes-and-patient-outcomes-in-a-multi-institutional-study-with-the-cancer-genome-atlas-data
#15
Maciej A Mazurowski, Kal Clark, Nicholas M Czarnek, Parisa Shamsesfandabadi, Katherine B Peters, Ashirbani Saha
Recent studies identified distinct genomic subtypes of lower-grade gliomas that could potentially be used to guide patient treatment. This study aims to determine whether there is an association between genomics of lower-grade glioma tumors and patient outcomes using algorithmic measurements of tumor shape in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We analyzed preoperative imaging and genomic subtype data from 110 patients with lower-grade gliomas (WHO grade II and III) from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Computer algorithms were applied to analyze the imaging data and provided five quantitative measurements of tumor shape in two and three dimensions...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447873/employment-outcome-ten-years-after-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-prospective-cohort-study
#16
Erik Grauwmeijer, Majanka H Heijenbrok-Kal, Ian K Haitsma, Gerard M Ribbers
The objective of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the probability of employment and predictors of employment in patients with moderate- to- severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) over 10-year follow-up. One hundred nine patients (18-67 years) were included with follow-up measurements 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, and 36 months and 10 years post-TBI. Potential predictors of employment probability included patient characteristics, injury severity factors, functional outcome measured at discharge from the hospital with the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), Barthel Index (BI), Functional Independence Measure (FIM), and the Functional Assessment Measure (FAM)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401899/improved-imputation-accuracy-of-rare-and-low-frequency-variants-using-population-specific-high-coverage-wgs-based-imputation-reference-panel
#17
Mario Mitt, Mart Kals, Kalle Pärn, Stacey B Gabriel, Eric S Lander, Aarno Palotie, Samuli Ripatti, Andrew P Morris, Andres Metspalu, Tõnu Esko, Reedik Mägi, Priit Palta
Genetic imputation is a cost-efficient way to improve the power and resolution of genome-wide association (GWA) studies. Current publicly accessible imputation reference panels accurately predict genotypes for common variants with minor allele frequency (MAF)≥5% and low-frequency variants (0.5≤MAF<5%) across diverse populations, but the imputation of rare variation (MAF<0.5%) is still rather limited. In the current study, we evaluate imputation accuracy achieved with reference panels from diverse populations with a population-specific high-coverage (30 ×) whole-genome sequencing (WGS) based reference panel, comprising of 2244 Estonian individuals (0...
June 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386328/kallistatin-protects-against-bleomycin-induced-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-angiogenesis-and-inflammation
#18
Xiaoping Huang, Xiao Wang, Xiaolan Xie, Shulan Zeng, Zhaofa Li, Xianxiang Xu, Huiyong Yang, Fei Qiu, Junsheng Lin, Yong Diao
Aberrant angiogenesis and vascular remodeling are the main features of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Kallistatin is an anti-angiogenic peptide with known effects on endothelial cells. This study aimed to demonstrate that kallistatin has beneficial effects on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis in a rat model by inhibiting angiogenesis. Twenty-five rats were randomly divided into five experimental groups: (A) Saline only (SA)-as the negative control, (B) BLM only (BLM)-as the model group, (C) BLM and 0...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352926/the-effect-of-requesting-a-reason-for-non-adherence-to-a-guideline-in-a-long-running-automated-reminder-system-for-ponv-prophylaxis
#19
Fabian O Kooij, Toni Klok, Benedikt Preckel, Markus W Hollmann, Jasper E Kal
BACKGROUND: Automated reminders are employed frequently to improve guideline adherence, but limitations of automated reminders are becoming more apparent. We studied the reasons for non-adherence in the setting of automated reminders to test the hypothesis that a separate request for a reason in itself may further improve guideline adherence. METHODS: In a previously implemented automated reminder system on prophylaxis for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), we included additional automated reminders requesting a reason for non-adherence...
March 29, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295652/long-term-survival-following-kidney-transplantation-in-previous-lung-transplant-recipients-an-analysis-of-the-unos-registry
#20
Asishana A Osho, Sameer A Hirji, Anthony W Castleberry, Michael S Mulvihill, Asvin M Ganapathi, Paul J Speicher, Babatunde Yerokun, Laurie D Snyder, Robert D Davis, Mathew G Hartwig
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation has been advocated as a therapeutic option in lung recipients who develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This analysis outlines patterns of allograft survival following kidney transplantation in previous lung recipients (KAL). METHODS: Data from the UNOS lung and kidney transplantation registries (1987-2013) were cross-linked to identify lung recipients who were subsequently listed for and/or underwent kidney transplantation. Time-dependent Cox models compared the survival rates in KAL patients with those waitlisted for renal transplantation who never received kidneys...
May 2017: Clinical Transplantation
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