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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627859/use-of-dynamic-movement-orthoses-to-improve-gait-stability-and-trunk-control-in-ataxic-patients
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Mariano Serrao, Carlo Casali, Alberto Ranavolo, Silvia Mari, Carmela Conte, Giorgia Chini, Luca Leonardi, Gianluca Coppola, Cherubino DI Lorenzo, Mahmoud Harfoush, Luca Padua, Francesco Pierelli
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebellar ataxia show increased upper body movements, which have an impact on balance and walking. AIM: In this study, we investigated the effect of using dynamic movement orthoses (DMO), designed as elastic suits, on trunk motion and gait parameters. DESIGN: A longitudinal uncontrolled study. SETTING: Rehabilitative outpatient unit. POPULATION: Eleven patients (seven men, four women; mean age of 49...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596039/assessment-of-aortic-wall-thrombus-predicts-outcomes-of-endovascular-repair-of-complex-aortic-aneurysms-using-fenestrated-and-branched-endografts
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Mauricio Ribeiro, Gustavo S Oderich, Thanila Macedo, Terri J Vrtiska, Jan Hofer, Julia Chini, Bernardo Mendes, Stephen Cha
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the correlation between atherothrombotic aortic wall thrombus (AWT) and clinical outcomes in patients treated by fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair (F-BEVAR) and present a new classification system for assessment of AWT burden. METHODS: The clinical data of 301 patients treated for pararenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by F-BEVAR was reviewed. The study excluded 89 patients with extent I to III TAAA because of extensive laminated thrombus within the aneurysm sac...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570564/identification-of-tify-jaz-family-genes-in-solanum-lycopersicum-and-their-regulation-in-response-to-abiotic-stresses
#3
Andrea Chini, Walid Ben-Romdhane, Afif Hassairi, Mourad A M Aboul-Soud
Plant phenotypic plasticity determines plant adaptation to changing environments and agricultural productivity. Phytohormones are essential plant signalling molecules regulating this plasticity through complex signalling networks. Jasmonates (JAs) are key phytohormones regulating many aspects of growth, development and defence responses. An important role of JAs in tolerance to abiotic stresses is also emerging. The expression of JAZ (JASMONATE-ZIM-DOMAIN PROTEIN) genes, encoding for the key repressors in the JA-pathway, is regulated by multiple abiotic stresses, suggesting a role for the JAZ proteins in response to these stresses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539349/sleep-loss-promotes-astrocytic-phagocytosis-and-microglial-activation-in-mouse-cerebral-cortex
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Michele Bellesi, Luisa de Vivo, Mattia Chini, Francesca Gilli, Giulio Tononi, Chiara Cirelli
We previously found that Mertk and its ligand Gas6, astrocytic genes involved in phagocytosis, are upregulated after acute sleep deprivation. These results suggested that astrocytes may engage in phagocytic activity during extended wake, but direct evidence was lacking. Studies in humans and rodents also found that sleep loss increases peripheral markers of inflammation, but whether these changes are associated with neuroinflammation and/or activation of microglia, the brain's resident innate immune cells, was unknown...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516396/body-sanctification-and-sleep-in-adolescents-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-pilot-study
#5
Antonia T Kopp, Barbara A Chini, Sophia M Dimitriou, Daniel H Grossoehme
Imbuing one's body with divine significance is associated with health-protective behaviors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether adolescents with a life-shortening, chronic disease (cystic fibrosis) who sanctified their bodies also received adequate sleep. Data from Daily Phone Diaries and questionnaire replies from 45 adolescents with cystic fibrosis (ages 11-19 years) were analyzed. A significant relationship between body sanctification and sleep was found, with between-gender differences. Body sanctification is an understudied construct which is associated with healthy behaviors...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489358/reactions-of-platinum-carbonyl-chini-clusters-with-ag-nhc-cl-complexes-formation-of-acid-base-lewis-adducts-and-heteroleptic-clusters
#6
Marco Bortoluzzi, Cristiana Cesari, Iacopo Ciabatti, Cristina Femoni, Maria Carmela Iapalucci, Stefano Zacchini
The reactions of anionic platinum carbonyl Chini clusters [Pt3n(CO)6n](2-) [n = 2 (1), 3 (2), 4 (3)] with Ag(IPr)Cl [IPr = C3N2H2(C6H3(i)Pr2)2] afford the neutral acid-base Lewis adducts [Pt9(CO)18(AgIPr)2] (4) and [Pt6(CO)12(AgIPr)2] (5). These are thermally transformed into the homometallic heteroleptic neutral cluster [Pt3(CO)4(IPr)2] (6). Alternatively, 6 can be obtained from the reactions of 1-3 with an excess of the free IPr carbene ligand. The formation of 6 is sometimes accompanied by trace amounts of [Pt4(CO)4(IPr)3] (7)...
May 10, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455274/protocol-of-a-pilot-study-of-technology-enabled-coproduction-in-pediatric-chronic-illness-care
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Heather C Kaplan, Sunny Narendra Thakkar, Lisa Burns, Barbara Chini, Dana Mh Dykes, Gary L McPhail, Erin Moore, Shehzad Ahmed Saeed, Ian Eslick, Peter A Margolis, Lisa Opipari-Arrigan
BACKGROUND: Pediatric chronic illness care models are traditionally organized around acute episodes of care and may not meet the needs of patients and their families. Interventions that extend the patient-clinician interaction beyond the health care visit, allow for asynchronous and bidirectional feedback loops that span visits and daily life, and facilitate seamless sharing of information are needed to support a care delivery system that is more collaborative, continuous, and data-driven...
April 28, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454168/laser-waveform-control-of-extreme-ultraviolet-high-harmonics-from-solids
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Yong Sing You, Mengxi Wu, Yanchun Yin, Andrew Chew, Xiaoming Ren, Shima Gholam-Mirzaei, Dana A Browne, Michael Chini, Zenghu Chang, Kenneth J Schafer, Mette B Gaarde, Shambhu Ghimire
Solid-state high-harmonic sources offer the possibility of compact, high-repetition-rate attosecond light emitters. However, the time structure of high harmonics must be characterized at the sub-cycle level. We use strong two-cycle laser pulses to directly control the time-dependent nonlinear current in single-crystal MgO, leading to the generation of extreme ultraviolet harmonics. We find that harmonics are delayed with respect to each other, yielding an atto-chirp, the value of which depends on the laser field strength...
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439871/application-of-chemical-genomics-to-plant-bacteria-communication-a-high-throughput-system-to-identify-novel-molecules-modulating-the-induction-of-bacterial-virulence-genes-by-plant-signals
#9
Elodie Vandelle, Maria Rita Puttilli, Andrea Chini, Giulia Devescovi, Vittorio Venturi, Annalisa Polverari
The life cycle of bacterial phytopathogens consists of a benign epiphytic phase, during which the bacteria grow in the soil or on the plant surface, and a virulent endophytic phase involving the penetration of host defenses and the colonization of plant tissues. Innovative strategies are urgently required to integrate copper treatments that control the epiphytic phase with complementary tools that control the virulent endophytic phase, thus reducing the quantity of chemicals applied to economically and ecologically acceptable levels...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376747/benign-prostatic-enlargement-can-be-influenced-by-metabolic-profile-results-of-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Mauro Gacci, Arcangelo Sebastianelli, Matteo Salvi, Cosimo De Nunzio, Linda Vignozzi, Giovanni Corona, Tommaso Jaeger, Tommaso Chini, Giorgio Ivan Russo, Mario Maggi, Giuseppe Morgia, Andrea Tubaro, Marco Carini, Sergio Serni
BACKGROUND: In last years Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) has been closely associated to Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPE) Aim of our study is to evaluate the effect of MetS and each single MetS parameter on prostate growth in men surgically treated for BPE. METHODS: Overall, 379 men were prospectively enrolled in two tertiary referral centers. Calculated prostate volume (PV) was measured with transrectal US defining the antero-posterior (AP), the cranio-caudal (CC) and the latero-lateral (LL) diameters through the ellipsoid formula, while raw PV was calculated by suprapubic US...
April 4, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298827/sub-epithelial-connective-tissue-graft-for-root-coverage-in-nonsmokers-and-smokers-a-pilot-comparative-clinical-study
#11
Chini Doraswamy Dwarakanath, Bheemavarapu Divya, Gottumukkala Naga Venkata Satya Sruthima, Gautami Subadra Penmetsa
BACKGROUND: Gingival recession is a common condition and is more prevalent in smokers. It is widely believed that root coverage procedures in smokers result in less desirable outcome compared to nonsmokers', and there are few controlled studies in literature to support this finding. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the outcome of root coverage with sub-epithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) in nonsmokers and smokers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of twenty subjects, 10 nonsmokers and 10 smokers were selected each with at least 1 Miller's Class I or II recession on a single rooted tooth...
July 2016: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292238/fungal-production-and-manipulation-of-plant-hormones
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Sandra Fonseca, Dhanya Radhakrishnan, Kalika Prasad, Andrea Chini
Living organisms are part of a highly interconnected web of interactions, characterised by species nurturing, competing, parasitizing and preying on one another. Plants have evolved cooperative as well as defensive strategies to interact with neighbour organisms. Among these, the plant-fungus associations are very diverse, ranging from pathogenic to mutualistic. Our current knowledge of plant-fungus interactions suggests a sophisticated co-evolution to ensure dynamic plant responses to evolving fungal mutualistic/pathogenic strategies...
March 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167585/prospectus-towards-the-development-of-high-fidelity-models-of-wall-turbulence-at-large-reynolds-number
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J C Klewicki, G P Chini, J F Gibson
Recent and on-going advances in mathematical methods and analysis techniques, coupled with the experimental and computational capacity to capture detailed flow structure at increasingly large Reynolds numbers, afford an unprecedented opportunity to develop realistic models of high Reynolds number turbulent wall-flow dynamics. A distinctive attribute of this new generation of models is their grounding in the Navier-Stokes equations. By adhering to this challenging constraint, high-fidelity models ultimately can be developed that not only predict flow properties at high Reynolds numbers, but that possess a mathematical structure that faithfully captures the underlying flow physics...
March 13, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167583/a-self-sustaining-process-model-of-inertial-layer-dynamics-in-high-reynolds-number-turbulent-wall-flows
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G P Chini, B Montemuro, C M White, J Klewicki
Field observations and laboratory experiments suggest that at high Reynolds numbers Re the outer region of turbulent boundary layers self-organizes into quasi-uniform momentum zones (UMZs) separated by internal shear layers termed 'vortical fissures' (VFs). Motivated by this emergent structure, a conceptual model is proposed with dynamical components that collectively have the potential to generate a self-sustaining interaction between a single VF and adjacent UMZs. A large-Re asymptotic analysis of the governing incompressible Navier-Stokes equation is performed to derive reduced equation sets for the streamwise-averaged and streamwise-fluctuating flow within the VF and UMZs...
March 13, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153334/resolving-an-ostensible-inconsistency-in-calculating-the-evaporation-rate-of-sessile-drops
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S F Chini, A Amirfazli
This paper resolves an ostensible inconsistency in the literature in calculating the evaporation rate for sessile drops in a quiescent environment. The earlier models in the literature have shown that adapting the evaporation flux model for a suspended spherical drop to calculate the evaporation rate of a sessile drop needs a correction factor; the correction factor was shown to be a function of the drop contact angle, i.e. f(θ). However, there seemed to be a problem as none of the earlier models explicitly or implicitly mentioned the evaporation flux variations along the surface of a sessile drop...
June 4, 2016: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147278/the-nuclear-receptor-lxr-limits-bacterial-infection-of-host-macrophages-through-a-mechanism-that-impacts-cellular-nad-metabolism
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Jonathan Matalonga, Estibaliz Glaria, Mariana Bresque, Carlos Escande, José María Carbó, Kerstin Kiefer, Ruben Vicente, Theresa E León, Susana Beceiro, Mónica Pascual-García, Joan Serret, Lucía Sanjurjo, Samantha Morón-Ros, Antoni Riera, Sonia Paytubi, Antonio Juarez, Fernando Sotillo, Lennart Lindbom, Carme Caelles, Maria-Rosa Sarrias, Jaime Sancho, Antonio Castrillo, Eduardo N Chini, Annabel F Valledor
Macrophages exert potent effector functions against invading microorganisms but constitute, paradoxically, a preferential niche for many bacterial strains to replicate. Using a model of infection by Salmonella Typhimurium, we have identified a molecular mechanism regulated by the nuclear receptor LXR that limits infection of host macrophages through transcriptional activation of the multifunctional enzyme CD38. LXR agonists reduced the intracellular levels of NAD(+) in a CD38-dependent manner, counteracting pathogen-induced changes in macrophage morphology and the distribution of the F-actin cytoskeleton and reducing the capability of non-opsonized Salmonella to infect macrophages...
January 31, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124896/heteroleptic-chini-type-platinum-clusters-synthesis-and-characterization-of-bis-phospine-derivatives-of-pt3n-co-6n-2-n-2-4
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Cristiana Cesari, Iacopo Ciabatti, Cristina Femoni, Maria Carmela Iapalucci, Federica Mancini, Stefano Zacchini
The reactions of [Pt3n(CO)6n](2-) (n = 2-4) homoleptic Chini-type clusters with stoichiometric amounts of Ph2PCH2CH2PPh2 (dppe) result in the heteroleptic Chini-type clusters [Pt6(CO)10(dppe)](2-), [Pt9(CO)16(dppe)](2-), and [Pt12(CO)20(dppe)2](2-). Their formation is accompanied by slight amounts of neutral species such as Pt4(CO)4(dppe)2, Pt6(CO)6(dppe)3, and Pt(dppe)2. A similar behavior was observed with the chiral ligand R-Ph2PCH(Me)CH2PPh2 (R-dppp), and two isomers of [Pt9(CO)16(R-dppp)](2-) were identified...
January 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090281/successful-treatment-of-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-related-hemophagocytic-syndrome-in-an-hiv-patient-with-primary-effusion-lymphoma
#18
Markela-P Zorzou, Maria Chini, Athina Lioni, Georgios Tsekes, Thomas Nitsotolis, Ioannis Tierris, Nicolaos Panagiotou, Dimitra Rontogianni, Nicolaos Harhalakis, Marios Lazanas
Although the connection of [secondary hemophagocytic syndrome (sHS)] with HIV has been well documented, optimal treatment regimen is not well established. This is due not only to the rarity of the syndrome, but also to the heterogeneity of the involved population. Most cases are related to opportunistic infections or malignancies in advanced stage, but many cases are also related to seroconversion, in the primary infection setting. Moreover, in the [antiretroviral treatment (ART)] era, rare cases of ART-related sHS have been reported...
November 2, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067005/phosphorus-in-agricultural-soils-drivers-of-its-distribution-at-the-global-scale
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Bruno Ringeval, Laurent Augusto, Hervé Monod, Dirk van Apeldoorn, Lex Bouwman, Xiaojuan Yang, David L Achat, Louise P Chini, Kristof Van Oost, Bertrand Guenet, Rong Wang, Bertrand Decharme, Thomas Nesme, Sylvain Pellerin
Phosphorus (P) availability in soils limits crop yields in many regions of the world, while excess of soil P triggers aquatic eutrophication in other regions. Numerous processes drive the global spatial distribution of P in agricultural soils, but their relative roles remain unclear. Here, we combined several global datasets describing these drivers with a soil P dynamics model to simulate the distribution of P in agricultural soils and to assess the contributions of the different drivers at the global scale...
January 9, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005270/jaz2-controls-stomata-dynamics-during-bacterial-invasion
#20
Selena Gimenez-Ibanez, Marta Boter, Andrés Ortigosa, Gloria García-Casado, Andrea Chini, Mathew G Lewsey, Joseph R Ecker, Vardis Ntoukakis, Roberto Solano
Coronatine (COR) facilitates entry of bacteria into the plant apoplast by stimulating stomata opening. COR-induced signaling events at stomata remain unclear. We found that the COR and jasmonate isoleucine (JA-Ile) co-receptor JAZ2 is constitutively expressed in guard cells and modulates stomatal dynamics during bacterial invasion We analyzed tissue expression patterns of AtJAZ genes and measured stomata opening and pathogen resistance in loss- and gain-of-function mutants. Arabidopsis jaz2 mutants are partially impaired in pathogen-induced stomatal closing and more susceptible to Pseudomonas...
December 22, 2016: New Phytologist
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