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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340477/environmental-analysis-of-typical-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-and-args-in-farmland-soil-chronically-fertilized-with-chicken-manure
#1
Xiang Zhao, Jinhua Wang, Lusheng Zhu, Weili Ge, Jun Wang
Antibiotics and the corresponding resistant bacteria and resistance genes (ARGs) are generally considered emerging pollutants. To assess the impacts of tetracycline (TC) and sulfonamide (SA) antibiotics that are eliminated with fecaluria as drug prototypes, farmland soil used to research long-term fertilization with chicken manure was collected at four sites in Shandong Province. In this study, the rates of bacterial drug resistance to the same antibiotic decreased with an increase in the concentration of that antibiotic, and the resistance rates to TCs were lower than those to SAs...
March 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340267/digital-phenotyping-for-quantification-of-genetic-diversity-in-inbred-guava-psidium-guajava-families
#2
W Krause, A P Viana, N R Cavalcante, M Ambrósio, E A Santos, H D Vieira
Digital image analysis of seeds has been used for the identification of cultivars, determination of seed color and mechanical damage, and classification of different seed sizes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficiency of digital image analysis of seeds for the quantification of genetic diversity among genotypes of inbred guava (Psidium guajava L.) families. The SAS Mini equipment, which consists of a capture module and a software program for analysis, was employed for the capture and analysis of the seed images...
March 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339644/development-and-validation-of-a-structured-query-language-implementation-of-the-elixhauser-comorbidity-index
#3
Richard H Epstein, Franklin Dexter
Objective: Comorbidity adjustment is often performed during outcomes and health care resource utilization research. Our goal was to develop an efficient algorithm in structured query language (SQL) to determine the Elixhauser comorbidity index. Materials and Methods: We wrote an SQL algorithm to calculate the Elixhauser comorbidities from Diagnosis Related Group and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. Validation was by comparison to expected comorbidities from combinations of these codes and to the 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339026/opposite-effects-of-tumor-protein-d-tpd-52-and-tpd54-on-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
#4
Kosuke Kato, Yoshiki Mukudai, Hiromi Motohashi, Chihiro Ito, Shinnosuke Kamoshida, Toshikazu Shimane, Seiji Kondo, Tatsuo Shirota
The tumor protein D52 (TPD52) protein family includes TPD52, -53, -54 and -55. Several reports have shown important roles for TPD52 and TPD53, and have also suggested the potential involvement of TPD54, in D52-family physiological effects. Therefore, we performed detailed expression analysis of TPD52 family proteins in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Towards this end, TPD54-overexpressing or knocked-down cells were constructed using OSCC-derived SAS, HSC2 and HSC3 cells. tpd52 or tpd53 was expressed or co-expressed in these cells by transfection...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333063/occurrence-and-elimination-of-antibiotics-in-three-sewage-treatment-plants-with-different-treatment-technologies-in-urumqi-and-shihezi-xinjiang
#5
Jiang Liu, Jianjiang Lu, Yanbin Tong, Chao Li
Fourteen antibiotics, including five quinolones (QNs), five sulfonamides (SAs), and four tetracyclines (TCs), were selected to investigate their occurrence and elimination in three sewage treatment plants (STPs) by employing different treatment technologies in Urumqi (two STPs) and Shihezi (one STP), China. The STP in Shihezi was chosen as representative to investigate the distribution of antibiotics in a sludge-sewage system. Results showed that the concentrations of most detected antibiotics ranged from tens to hundreds of nanograms per liter in influent samples and under 100 ng L(-1) in effluent samples...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332496/cell-free-reconstitution-reveals-centriole-cartwheel-assembly-mechanisms
#6
P Guichard, V Hamel, M Le Guennec, N Banterle, I Iacovache, V Nemčíková, I Flückiger, K N Goldie, H Stahlberg, D Lévy, B Zuber, P Gönczy
How cellular organelles assemble is a fundamental question in biology. The centriole organelle organizes around a nine-fold symmetrical cartwheel structure typically ∼100 nm high comprising a stack of rings that each accommodates nine homodimers of SAS-6 proteins. Whether nine-fold symmetrical ring-like assemblies of SAS-6 proteins harbour more peripheral cartwheel elements is unclear. Furthermore, the mechanisms governing ring stacking are not known. Here we develop a cell-free reconstitution system for core cartwheel assembly...
March 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330108/identification-of-novel-snps-in-differentially-expressed-genes-and-its-association-with-horn-cancer-of-bos-indicus-bullocks-by-next-generation-sequencing
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P G Koringa, S J Jakhesara, D N Rank, C G Joshi
The use of polymorphic markers like SNPs promises to provide comprehensive tool for analysing genome and identifying genomic regions that contribute to cancer phenotype. Horn cancer is the most common cancer among Bos indicus animals. Increased expression of some genes due to polymorphisms increases risk of HC incidence. We successfully amplified 91 SNPs located in 69 genes in 52 samples, each of HC and HN. Equimolar concentration of amplicons from 69 PCR products of each sample was pooled and subjected to sequencing using Ion Torrent PGM...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327604/chymase-producing-cells-of-the-innate-immune-system-are-required-for-decidual-vascular-remodeling-and-fetal-growth
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Nicole Meyer, Katja Woidacki, Martin Knöfler, Gudrun Meinhardt, Désirée Nowak, Philipp Velicky, Jürgen Pollheimer, Ana C Zenclussen
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is caused by insufficient remodeling of spiral arteries (SAs). The mechanism underlying the relevance of natural killer cells (NKs) and mast cells (MCs) for SA remodeling and its effects on pregnancy outcome are not well understood. We show that NK depletion arrested SA remodeling without affecting pregnancy. MC depletion resulted in abnormally remodeled SAs and IUGR. Combined absence of NKs and MCs substantially affected SA remodeling and impaired fetal growth. We found that α-chymase mast cell protease (Mcpt) 5 mediates apoptosis of uterine smooth muscle cells, a key feature of SA remodeling...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326668/profiling-cellular-and-inflammatory-changes-in-the-airway-wall-of-mild-to-moderate-copd
#9
Mathew S Eapen, Kielan McAlinden, Daniel Tan, Steven Weston, Chris Ward, Hans K Muller, Eugene H Walters, Sukhwinder S Sohal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to enumerate total cells and the number of inflammatory cell differentials in large airways (LAs) versus small airways (SAs) of mild-moderate COPD, and against appropriate controls. METHODS: For LA, we used endobronchial biopsies and for SA resected lung tissues. Immunostaining was enumerated (cells per mm(2) ) for macrophages, neutrophils, CD4 and CD8 T cells in the lamina propria (LP) up to 150 µM deep for LA and full wall thickness for SA...
March 22, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325651/genitourinary-paraganglioma-demographic-pathologic-and-clinical-characteristics-in-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-2000-2012
#10
Stephanie Purnell, Abhinav Sidana, Mahir Maruf, Campbell Grant, Piyush K Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Extra-adrenal paragangliomas (PGLs) are infrequent, benign, and neuroendocrine tumors arising from chromaffin cells of the autonomic nervous system. Most PGLs are sporadic, but up to 32% are associated with inherited syndromes such as neurofibromatosis type 1, von Hippel-Lindau disease, and familial PGL. Although most PGLs develop above the umbilicus, they have been reported in the genitourinary (GU) tract. Owing to the paucity of literature on the rates of GU PGL, the objective of our study is to describe the demographic, pathologic, and clinical characteristics of GU PGL, and compare them to non-GU sites of PGL using the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) database...
March 18, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325537/midline-extraperitoneal-approach-to-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-in-testicular-cancer-minimizing-surgical-morbidity
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Sumeet Syan-Bhanvadia, Soroush T Bazargani, Thomas G Clifford, Jie Cai, Gus Miranda, Siamak Daneshmand
BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is an important component of the management of testicular germ cell tumor (GCT) but carries significant surgical morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with a midline extraperitoneal (EP) approach to RPLND for seminomatous and nonseminomatous GCT. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: From 2010 to 2015, 122 consecutive patients underwent RPLND from a prospective database. Patients requiring aortic resection or retrocrural dissection or with intraperitoneal disease were excluded...
March 18, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325015/estimating-apnea-hypopnea-index-only-from-an-accelerometer-signal-measured-on-the-chest
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Yasunobu Yamauchi, Sawa Fuke, Kanako Nakayama, Jun'ya Takakura, Hitoshi Usuniwa, Keiji Koike, Eriko Ouchi, Nagafumi Doi
Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is becoming a public concern in the field of preventive medicine because it causes more deleterious diseases. However, the majority of patients are not diagnosed and an easier-to-use, lower-cost device for screening of SAS is needed compared to the existing multimodal devices. In this study, we developed and tested a method to estimate the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), which is the measure of severity of SAS, only from an accelerometer signal measured on the chest. Simultaneous recordings of overnight sleep polysomnography and accelerometer signal were conducted for 50 participants...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321880/group-o-rbcs-where-is-universal-donor-blood-being-used
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R L Barty, M Pai, Y Liu, D M Arnold, R J Cook, M P Zeller, N M Heddle
BACKGROUND: There have been recurrent shortages of group O blood due to insufficient inventory and use of group O blood in ABO non-identical recipients. We performed a 12-year retrospective study to determine utilization of group O Rh-positive and Rh-negative red blood cells (RBCs) by recipient ABO group. Reasons for transfusing group O blood to ABO non-identical recipients were also assessed. METHODS: Utilization data from all group O Rh-positive and Rh-negative RBCs transfused at three academic hospitals between April 2002 and March 2014 were included...
March 20, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321765/recruitment-and-retention-of-south-asian-ethnic-minority-populations-in-behavioral-interventions-to-improve-type-2-diabetes-outcomes
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Bushra Mahmood, Rowshanak Afshar, Tricia S Tang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: South Asian (SA) immigrants have a higher burden of type 2 diabetes, report poor self-management, and remain a hard-to-engage group in behavioral interventions. The purpose of this review was to characterize recruitment and retention of SAs in behavioral interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: We identified 14 studies with limited information regarding recruitment and retention. Overall recruitment rates were low: 12 studies had a mean recruitment rate of 44% among those screened, and 9 studies with complete information on eligibility had a mean recruitment rate of 65...
April 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320944/negative-allosteric-regulation-of-enterococcus-faecalis-small-alarmone-synthetase-relq-by-single-stranded-rna
#15
Jelena Beljantseva, Pavel Kudrin, Liis Andresen, Victoria Shingler, Gemma C Atkinson, Tanel Tenson, Vasili Hauryliuk
The alarmone nucleotides guanosine pentaphosphate (pppGpp) and tetraphosphate (ppGpp), collectively referred to as (p)ppGpp, are key regulators of bacterial growth, stress adaptation, pathogenicity, and antibiotic tolerance. We show that the tetrameric small alarmone synthetase (SAS) RelQ from the Gram-positive pathogen Enterococcus faecalis is a sequence-specific RNA-binding protein. RelQ's enzymatic and RNA binding activities are subject to intricate allosteric regulation. (p)ppGpp synthesis is potently inhibited by the binding of single-stranded RNA...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320146/stroke-related-stigma-among-west-africans-patterns-and-predictors
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Michelle Nichols, Suparna Qanungo, Abeba Teklehaimanot, Arti Singh, Nathaniel Mensah, Raelle Saulson, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Uvere Ezinne, Mayowa Owolabi, Carolyn Jenkins, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Disability-adjusted life-years lost after stroke in Low & Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) is almost seven times those lost in High-income countries. Although individuals living with chronic neurological and mental disorders are prone to stigma, there is a striking paucity of literature on stroke-related stigma particularly from LMICs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence, severity, determinants and psycho-social consequences of stigma among LMIC stroke survivors...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319784/use-of-a-mixed-method-approach-to-evaluate-the-implementation-of-retention-promotion-strategies-in-the-new-york-state-wic-program
#17
Jackson P Sekhobo, Sanya R Peck, Youjung Byun, Marie A K Allsopp, MaryEllen K Holbrook, Lynn S Edmunds, Chengxuan Yu
This research assessed the implementation of strategies piloted at 10 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics aimed at increasing retention in the program, by enhancing participants' shopping experiences. Under WIC Retention Promotion Study: Keep, Reconnect, Thrive (WIC RPS), clinics were recruited and assigned to implement one or a combination of strategies: a standardized Shopping Orientation (SO) curriculum, a Guided Shopping Tour (GST), and a Pictorial Foods Card (PFC) from November 2012 through August 2013...
March 6, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302396/supercritical-antisolvent-co-precipitation-of-rifampicin-and-ethyl-cellulose
#18
Rania Djerafi, Andri Swanepoel, Christelle Crampon, Lonji Kalombo, Philip Labuschagne, Elisabeth Badens, Yasmine Masmoudi
Rifampicin-loaded submicron-sized particles were prepared through supercritical anti-solvent process using ethyl cellulose as polymeric encapsulating excipient. Ethyl acetate and a mixture of ethyl acetate/dimethyl sulfoxide (70/30 and 85/15) were used as solvents for both drug and polymeric excipient. When ethyl acetate was used, rifampicin was crystallized separately without being embedded within the ethyl cellulose matrix while by using the ethyl acetate/dimethyl sulfoxide mixture, reduced crystallinity of the active ingredient was observed and a simultaneous precipitation of ethyl cellulose and drug was achieved...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301022/use-of-an-alternate-light-source-to-detect-tooth-and-bone
#19
Geraldo Elias Miranda, Rodolfo Francisco Haltenhoff Melani, Luiz Francisquini, Eduardo Daruge
The aim of this study was to identify the combination of wavelength and filter that best detects tooth and bone, and to determine which biological materials (enamel, dental root or bone) have highest fluorescence intensity when exposed to an alternate light source (ALS). Tooth and bone samples were lighted with ALS and photographed. Adobe Photoshop™ and ImageJ™ softwares were used for image analysis. Data obtained by measuring the photograph pixels were subjected to analysis of variance. The mean values of significant effects were compared by the Tukey test...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298771/attenuation-of-hemodynamic-response-to-skull-pin-head-holder-insertion-intravenous-clonidine-versus-intravenous-lignocaine-infusion
#20
Nethra H Nanjundaswamy, Vinay Marulasiddappa
BACKGROUND: Insertion of skull pin induces a significant increase in heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP) and intracranial pressure. Alpha 2 agonist clonidine and intravenous (i.v.) lignocaine are effective in attenuating stress response. Local infiltration of pin site and scalp block with lignocaine are commonly used techniques for prevention of hemodynamic response to skull pin insertion. We compared the effectiveness of i.v. clonidine infusion and i.v. lignocaine infusion in suppressing the hemodynamic response to skull pin head holder insertion...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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