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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631403/-pseudomonas-protegens-pf-5-favors-self-produced-siderophore-over-free-loading-in-interspecies-competition-for-iron
#1
D Joseph Sexton, Rochelle C Glover, Joyce E Loper, Martin Schuster
Many microorganisms compete for extracellular iron using strain-specific chelators known as siderophores. The ferric-siderophore complex limits local access to iron because import requires a suitable cognate receptor. Interestingly, many species carry receptors that enable "cross-feeding" on heterologous siderophores made by neighboring organisms, although little is known about how this ubiquitous behavior is regulated. Here, we investigated the soil bacterium Pseudomonas protegens Pf-5, a strain remarkable for its ability to use dozens of heterologous siderophores...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631237/structural-characterization-of-pyoverdines-produced-by-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440-and-pseudomonas-taiwanensis-vlb120
#2
Matthias Baune, Yulin Qi, Karen Scholz, Dietrich A Volmer, Heiko Hayen
The previously unknown sequences of several pyoverdines (PVD) produced by a biotechnologically-relevant bacterium, namely, Pseudomonas taiwanensis VLB120, were characterized by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). The same structural characterization scheme was checked before by analysis of Pseudomonas sp. putida KT2440 samples with known PVDs. A new sample preparation strategy based on solid-phase extraction was developed, requiring significantly reduced sample material as compared to existing methods...
June 19, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630168/incidence-and-factors-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-pulmonary-vein-narrowing-after-cryoballoon-ablation
#3
Ryohsuke Narui, Michifumi Tokuda, Masato Matsushima, Ryota Isogai, Kenichi Tokutake, Kenichi Yokoyama, Mika Hioki, Keiichi Ito, Shin-Ichi Tanigawa, Seigo Yamashita, Keiichi Inada, Kenri Shibayama, Seiichiro Matsuo, Satoru Miyanaga, Kenichi Sugimoto, Michihiro Yoshimura, Teiichi Yamane
BACKGROUND: In contrast with traditional radiofrequency ablation, little is known about the influence of cryoballoon ablation on the morphology of pulmonary veins (PVs). We evaluated the influence of cryoballoon ablation on the PV dimension (PVD) and investigated the factors associated with a reduction of the PVD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-four patients who underwent cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation were included in the present study. All subjects underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography both before and at 3 months after the procedure...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625955/experiment-of-vitreous-liquefaction-induced-by-c3f8
#4
Jing Wang, Qiuming Li
To investigate the effect and safety of vitreous liquefaction induced by C3F8 (an inert gas) injected into vitreous cavit of rabbit eyes. 24 rabbits (48 eyes) were randomly divided into four groups, named group A, group B, group C and group D, with 6 rabbits in each group. The right eye in each rabbit was taken as the experimental eye while the left as the control eye. The experimental eyes in group A were injected with 0.1mL disinfectant air; the experimental eyes in group B, group C and group D were all injected with C3F8 0...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620965/determination-of-retinal-surface-area
#5
Manbir Nagra, Bernard Gilmartin, Ngoc Jade Thai, Nicola S Logan
Previous attempts at determining retinal surface area and surface area of the whole eye have been based upon mathematical calculations derived from retinal photographs, schematic eyes and retinal biopsies of donor eyes. 3-dimensional (3-D) ocular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows a more direct measurement, it can be used to image the eye in vivo, and there is no risk of tissue shrinkage. The primary purpose of this study is to compare, using T2-weighted 3D MRI, retinal surface areas for superior-temporal (ST), inferior-temporal (IT), superior-nasal (SN) and inferior-nasal (IN) retinal quadrants...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599823/neuropathy-and-presence-of-emotional-distress-and-depression-in-longstanding-diabetes-results-from-the-canadian-study-of-longevity-in-type-1-diabetes
#6
Johnny-Wei Bai, Leif E Lovblom, Marina Cardinez, Alanna Weisman, Mohammed A Farooqi, Elise M Halpern, Genevieve Boulet, Devrim Eldelekli, Julie A Lovshin, Yuliya Lytvyn, Hillary A Keenan, Michael H Brent, Narinder Paul, Vera Bril, David Z I Cherney, Bruce A Perkins
AIM: To determine the association of neuropathy and other complications with emotional distress and depression among patients with longstanding type 1 diabetes (T1DM). METHODS: Canadians with ≥50years of T1DM completed a questionnaire including assessment of distress and depression by the Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale (PAID) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), respectively. Complications were determined using the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (Questionnaire Component), fundoscopy reports, renal function tests, and self-reported peripheral-(PVD) and cardiovascular (CVD) disease...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598042/peripheral-vascular-disease-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-an-emerging-trend-a-prospective-study-from-north-india
#7
Supriya Bajaj, Amit Mahajan, Sumit Grover, Vijay Mahajan, Pankaj Goyal, Vikram Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) with 25% of patients with diabetes developing a foot ulcer during their lifetime leading to amputation. Diabetic foot is classified into 2 main types: neuropathic ulcers (NPU) and neuro-ischemic ulcer (NIU) where in addition to neuropathy peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is also present. AIMS: We aimed to a) assess the prevalence of Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) presenting with New Diabetic Foot ulcers (DFU)...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598041/the-double-trouble-pvd-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-diabetes
#8
Mangesh Tiwaskar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587917/home-urodynamic-pressures-and-volume-measurement-for-the-neurogenic-bladder-initial-validation-study
#9
Guy Hidas, Tandis Soltani, John Billimek, Blake Selby, Maryellen S Kelly, Gordon McLorie, Elias Wehbi, Antoine E Khoury
AIMS: To evaluate the ability of a bladder pressure/volume diary (PVD) to identify patients at risk for elevated intravesical pressures. METHODS: Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) dependent patients used ruler-based manometry to measure intravesical pressures prior to leakage or scheduled drainage at home. We prospectively collected clinical, urodynamic (UDS), and PVD data in patients with spina bifida who were optimized on anticholinergic therapy and on CIC...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576774/aff-1-fusogen-can-rejuvenate-the-regenerative-potential-of-adult-dendritic-trees-via-self-fusion
#10
Veronika Kravtsov, Meital Oren-Suissa, Benjamin Podbilewicz
The aging brain undergoes structural changes, affecting brain homeostasis, neuronal function and consequently cognition. The complex architecture of dendritic arbors poses a challenge to understanding age-dependent morphological alterations, behavioral plasticity and remodeling following brain injury. Here, we use the PVD polymodal neurons of C. elegans as a model to study how aging affects neuronal plasticity. Using confocal live imaging of C. elegans PVD neurons, we demonstrate age-related progressive morphological alterations of intricate dendritic arbors...
June 2, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567174/a-new-material-platform-of-si-photonics-for-implementing-architecture-of-dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing-on-si-bulk-wafer
#11
Ziyi Zhang, Motoki Yako, Kan Ju, Naoyuki Kawai, Papichaya Chaisakul, Tai Tsuchizawa, Makoto Hikita, Koji Yamada, Yasuhiko Ishikawa, Kazumi Wada
A new materials group to implement dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) in Si photonics is proposed. A large thermo-optic (TO) coefficient of Si malfunctions multiplexer/demultiplexer (MUX/DEMUX) on a chip under thermal fluctuation, and thus DWDM implementation, has been one of the most challenging targets in Si photonics. The present study specifies an optical materials group for DWDM by a systematic survey of their TO coefficients and refractive indices. The group is classified as mid-index contrast optics (MiDex) materials, and non-stoichiometric silicon nitride (SiNx) is chosen to demonstrate its significant thermal stability...
2017: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546533/comparison-of-accuracy-between-fsl-s-first-and-freesurfer-for-caudate-nucleus-and-putamen-segmentation
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Gabor Perlaki, Reka Horvath, Szilvia Anett Nagy, Peter Bogner, Tamas Doczi, Jozsef Janszky, Gergely Orsi
Although several methods have been developed to automatically delineate subcortical gray matter structures from MR images, the accuracy of these algorithms has not been comprehensively examined. Most of earlier studies focused primarily on the hippocampus. Here, we assessed the accuracy of two widely used non-commercial programs (FSL-FIRST and Freesurfer) for segmenting the caudate and putamen. T1-weighted 1 mm(3) isotropic resolution MR images were acquired for thirty healthy subjects (15 females). Caudate nucleus and putamen were segmented manually by two independent observers and automatically by FIRST and Freesurfer (v4...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545710/evaluation-of-hyperspectral-imaging-technology-in-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-disease
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Nathaniel Chiang, Jitendra K Jain, Jamie Sleigh, Thodur Vasudevan
BACKGROUND: Hyperspectral imaging technology is a novel method of using transcutaneous measurement of oxyhemoglobin (HT-Oxy) and deoxyhemoglobin (HT-Deoxy) concentrations to create a two-dimensional, color-coded "oxygen map." The aims of this study were to compare the use of a hyperspectral imaging device with the transcutaneous oxygen measurement (TCOM), ankle-brachial index (ABI), and severity of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and to assess their correlations. METHODS: This prospective study recruited 294 participants divided into three distinct groups composed of healthy volunteers and patients with PVD...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533166/risk-factors-for-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infections
#14
Pedro Ayau, Ana C Bardossy, Guillermo Sanchez, Ricardo Ortiz, Daniela Moreno, Pamela Hartman, Khulood Rizvi, Tyler C Prentiss, Mary B Perri, Meredith Mahan, Vanthida Huang, Katherine Reyes, Marcus J Zervos
OBJECTIVES: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood stream infections (BSI) are a major health care problem accounting for a large percentage of nosocomial infections. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with 30-day mortality in patients with MRSA BSI. METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed in Southeast Michigan. Over a 9- year period, a total of 1,168 patients were identified with MRSA BSI. Patient demographics and clinical data were retrieved and evaluated using electronic medical health records...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511366/gender-linked-metric-analysis-of-portal-vein-a-sonographic-appraisal
#15
Shikha Singh, Arvind Kumar Pankaj, Anita Rani, Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Puja Chauhan
INTRODUCTION: Portal hypertension is one of the most mystifying and disconcerting abdominal ailment. Ultrasonography (USG) is an effective diagnostic tool for its prompt management. Knowledge of normal calibre of portal vein in a local setting is essential as literature reports contrasting values in different regions. It helps in early diagnosis of portal hypertension even before it is clinically manifested thereby assisting clinicians and interventional radiologists in pertinent management...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508380/-optical-coherence-tomography-in-eyes-with-senile-retinoschisis-sd-oct-versus-ultrasound-examinations-and-assessment-of-the-vitreoretinal-interface
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A Bringewatt, S Burzer, N Feucht, M Maier
BACKGROUND: In addition to ocular ultrasonography (US), spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is available in order to diagnose senile retinoschisis (sRS). SD-OCT also allows for classification of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) in healthy eyes. OBJECTIVES: Reevaluation of the value and additional benefit of both imaging procedures. SD-OCT-based evaluation of PVD stages in sRS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diagnostic results of 33 eyes in 26 patients with clinical suspicion of sRS were retrospectively analysed...
May 15, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507390/high-quality-pvd-graphene-growth-by-fullerene-decomposition-on-cu-foils
#17
J Azpeitia, G Otero-Irurueta, I Palacio, J I Martinez, N Ruiz Del Árbol, G Santoro, A Gutiérrez, L Aballe, M Foerster, M Kalbac, V Vales, F J Mompeán, M García-Hernández, J A Martín-Gago, C Munuera, M F López
We present a new protocol to grow large-area, high-quality single-layer graphene on Cu foils at relatively low temperatures. We use C60 molecules evaporated in ultra high vacuum conditions as carbon source. This clean environment results in a strong reduction of oxygen-containing groups as depicted by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Unzipping of C60 is thermally promoted by annealing the substrate at 800ºC during evaporation. The graphene layer extends over areas larger than the Cu crystallite size, although it is changing its orientation with respect to the surface in the wrinkles and grain boundaries, producing a modulated ring in the low energy electron diffraction (LEED) pattern...
August 2017: Carbon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506223/case-of-asteroid-hyalosis-that-developed-severely-reduced-vision-after-cataract-surgery
#18
Ryosuke Ochi, Bumpei Sato, Seita Morishita, Yukihiro Imagawa, Masashi Mimura, Masanori Fukumoto, Takaki Sato, Takatoshi Kobayashi, Teruyo Kida, Tsunehiko Ikeda
BACKGROUND: To report our findings in a patient with asteroid hyalosis (AH) who had a severe reduction of his visual acuity following cataract surgery. The vision was improved by vitreous surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was an 81-year-old man. Following cataract surgery on his left eye, his decimal best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was markedly reduced from 0.2 to 0.02. A large number of asteroid bodies (ABs) was observed to be concentrated on the posterior surface of the implanted intraocular lens...
May 15, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500311/optimisation-of-a-novel-spiral-inducing-bypass-graft-using-computational-fluid-dynamics
#19
Andres Ruiz-Soler, Foad Kabinejadian, Mark A Slevin, Paulo J Bartolo, Amir Keshmiri
Graft failure is currently a major concern for medical practitioners in treating Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). It is now widely accepted that unfavourable haemodynamic conditions play an essential role in the formation and development of intimal hyperplasia, which is the main cause of graft failure. This paper uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to conduct a parametric study to enhance the design and performance of a novel prosthetic graft, which utilises internal ridge(s) to induce spiral flow...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497184/management-of-hydrocephalus-in-pediatric-metastatic-tumors-of-the-posterior-fossa-at-presentation
#20
Luc Le Fournier, Matthieu Delion, Maxime Esvan, Emilie De Carli, Céline Chappé, Philippe Mercier, Philippe Menei, Laurent Riffaud
PURPOSE: Presence of metastases in newly diagnosed pediatric posterior fossa tumors (PFT) is not a rare situation, but optimal treatment of associated hydrocephalus in these children has remained undetermined. METHODS: Twenty-nine children treated between January 2005 and December 2015 for a metastatic PFT associated with hydrocephalus constituted the study cohort. Patients were divided into three groups: ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS), endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), and temporary ventricular drainage before or during tumor resection (PVD)...
May 11, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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