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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732316/a-user-friendly-technical-set-up-for-infrared-photography-of-forensic-findings
#1
Thomas Rost, Nicole Kalberer, Eva Scheurer
Infrared photography is interesting for a use in forensic science and forensic medicine since it reveals findings that normally are almost invisible to the human eye. Originally, infrared photography has been made possible by the placement of an infrared light transmission filter screwed in front of the camera objective lens. However, this set-up is associated with many drawbacks such as the loss of the autofocus function, the need of an external infrared source, and long exposure times which make the use of a tripod necessary...
July 10, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731996/-pancreatitis-genes-and-islet-cells-auto-transplant-updates-and-new-horizons
#2
Edgardo D Rivera Rivera
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can progress from an acute presentation to an acute recurring presentation and eventually to chronic pancreatitis, which is characterized by irreversible morphological changes and scarring of the pancreas. The entity known as hereditary pancreatitis has been recognized in the literature for years and certainly the discovery of the PRSS1 gene in 1996 marked the beginning of a new era of genetic discoveries associated with the disease. Since then, multiple genes have been described as the causing agents of pancreatitis or disease modifiers, some of the most important ones being the PRSS1, SPINK1, CFTR, CASR, CTRC, CLDN2, and CPA1...
April 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731276/attempt-to-harvest-a-sufficient-number-of-mononuclear-cells-in-an-appropriate-blood-product-volume-by-modification-of-the-default-apheresis-setting
#3
Yumi Tanaka, Kohshi Ohishi, Toshiki Sawai, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Shinichi Kageyama, Masahiro Masuya, Takeshi Matsumoto, Takashi Tanigawa, Hideo Wada, Hiroshi Shiku, Masaaki Ito, Naoyuki Katayama
To harvest for T cell therapy, a 1.6-fold higher number of CD3(+) T cells was collected with MNC mode (N = 10) compared with Auto PBSC mode (N = 5) in COBE Spectra cell separator, but the blood product volume was increased by 3.5-fold. For therapeutic angiogenesis therapy, apheresis was initially performed using Auto PBSC mode (N = 4) to fine tune the blood product volume to omit cell concentration, but the collected number of mononuclear cells was lower than expected. However, an increase of the harvest cycle number from 3...
July 21, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731267/heuristic-knowledge-based-planning-for-single-isocenter-stereotactic-radiosurgery-to-multiple-brain-metastases
#4
Benjamin P Ziemer, Parag Sanghvi, Jona Hattangadi-Gluth, Kevin L Moore
PURPOSE: Single-isocenter, volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for multiple brain metastases (multi-mets) can deliver highly conformal dose distributions and reduce overall patient treatment time compared to other techniques. However, treatment planning for multi-met cases is highly complex due to variability in numbers and sizes of brain metastases, as well as their relative proximity to organs-at-risk (OARs). The purpose of this study was to automate the VMAT planning of multi-met cases through a knowledge-based planning (KBP) approach that adapts single target SRS dose predictions to multiple target predictions...
July 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728309/escherichia-coli-outer-membrane-protein-f-ompf-an-immunogenic-protein-induces-cross-reactive-antibodies-against-escherichia-coli-and-shigella
#5
Xiao Wang, Da Teng, Qingfeng Guan, Ruoyu Mao, Ya Hao, Xiumin Wang, Junhu Yao, Jianhua Wang
Diarrhea caused by pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) is one of the most serious infectious diseases in humans and animals. Due to antibiotics resistance and the lack of efficient vaccine, more attention should be paid to find potential versatile vaccine candidates to prevent diseases. In this study, the sequence homology analysis indicated that OmpF from E. coli CVCC 1515 shares a high identity (90-100%) with about half of the E. coli (46.7%) and Shigella (52.8%) strains. Then the recombinant OmpF was supposed to be developed as a versatile vaccine to prevent E...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727914/the-enora2-exact-noe-analysis-program
#6
Dean Strotz, Julien Orts, Celestine N Chi, Roland Riek, Beat Vögeli
We have recently developed an NMR protocol to extract exact distances between nuclei in proteins from an exact interpretation of NOESY buildup intensities (eNOEs). This enabled us to calculate multi-state structural ensembles that exhibit realistic spatial sampling and long-range correlations. Our initial studies were laborious and required a deep understanding of the underlying spin dynamics. Here, we present a MatLab package that integrates all data processing steps required to convert intensities of assigned peaks in NOESY series into upper and lower distance limits for structure calculation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727799/atlantic-salmon-cardiac-primary-cultures-an-in-vitro-model-to-study-viral-host-pathogen-interactions-and-pathogenesis
#7
Patricia A Noguera, Bianka Grunow, Matthias Klinger, Katherine Lester, Bertrand Collet, Jorge Del-Pozo
Development of Salmon Cardiac Primary Cultures (SCPCs) from Atlantic salmon pre-hatch embryos and their application as in vitro model for cardiotropic viral infection research are described. Producing SCPCs requires plating of trypsin dissociated embryos with subsequent targeted harvest from 24h up to 3 weeks, of relevant tissues after visual identification. SCPCs are then transferred individually to chambered wells for culture in isolation, with incubation at 15-22°. SCPCs production efficiency was not influenced by embryo's origin (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727481/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-as-a-regenerative-medicine-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-leg-ulcers-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Nelson R Pinto, Matias Ubilla, Yelka Zamora, Verónica Del Rio, David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Marc Quirynen
Chronic wounds (VLU: venous leg ulcer, DFU: diabetic foot ulcer, PU: pressure ulcer, or complex wounds) affect a significant proportion of the population. Despite appropriate standard wound care, such ulcers unfortunately may remain open for months or even years. The use of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) to cure skin ulcers is a simple and inexpensive method, widely used in some countries but unknown or neglected in most others. This auto-controlled prospective cohort study explored and quantified accurately for the first time the adjunctive benefits of topical applications of L-PRF in the management of such refractory ulcers in a diverse group of patients...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727327/-evaluation-of-psychosocial-difficulties-and-needs-of-persons-living-with-hiv-in-a-nurse-consultation
#9
Corine Courvoisier, Isabel Cobos Manuel, Jenny Gentizon, Véronique Niklas-Lyon, Frédéric Tissot
Despite the improvements in antiretroviral therapy, the psychosocial management of persons living with HIV remains complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach. An auto-evaluation scale of psychosocial difficulties and needs was used by a team of nurses working in an HIV outpatient clinic. After 3 years of experience, this well-accepted tool revealed a high prevalence of psychosocial difficulties within this population, including psychological health, financial situation and sexual life. This instrument also allowed implementing a number of targeted nurse interventions to improve the management of these patients...
April 12, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726644/arabidopsis-calmodulin-like-protein-cml36-is-a-calcium-ca-2-sensor-that-interacts-with-the-plasma-membrane-ca-2-atpase-isoform-aca8-and-stimulates-its-activity
#10
Alessandra Astegno, Maria Cristina Bonza, Rosario Vallone, Valentina La Verde, Mariapina D'Onofrio, Laura Luoni, Barbara Molesini, Paola Dominici
Calmodulin-like (CML) proteins are major EF hand-containing, calcium (Ca(2+))-binding proteins with crucial roles in plant development and in coordinating plant stress tolerance. Given their abundance in plants, the properties of Ca(2+) sensors and identification of novel target proteins of CMLs deserve special attention. To this end, we recombinantly produced and biochemically characterized CML36 from Arabidopsis thaliana We analyzed Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) binding to the individual EF hands, observed metal-induced conformational changes, and identified a physiologically relevant target...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726153/immunological-issues-after-stem-cell-based-%C3%AE-cell-replacement
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REVIEW
Valeria Sordi, Silvia Pellegrini, Lorenzo Piemonti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Islet and pancreas transplantation prove that β cell replacement can cure the glycemic derangements in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can differentiate into functional insulin-producing cells, able to restore normoglycemia in diabetic animal models. iPSCs in particular can be derived from the somatic cells of a person with T1D. This review aims to clarify if it is possible to transplant autologous iPSC-derived β cells without immunosuppression or which are the alternative approaches...
September 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726033/recommendations-for-the-inclusion-of-fabry-disease-as-a-rare-febrile-condition-in-existing-algorithms-for-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Raffaele Manna, Roberto Cauda, Sandro Feriozzi, Giovanni Gambaro, Antonio Gasbarrini, Didier Lacombe, Avi Livneh, Alberto Martini, Huri Ozdogan, Antonio Pisani, Eleonora Riccio, Elena Verrecchia, Lorenzo Dagna
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a rather rare clinical syndrome representing a major diagnostic challenge. The occurrence of more than three febrile attacks with fever-free intervals of variable duration during 6 months of observation has recently been proposed as a subcategory of FUO, Recurrent FUO (RFUO). A substantial number of patients with RFUO have auto-inflammatory genetic fevers, but many patients remain undiagnosed. We hypothesize that this undiagnosed subgroup may be comprised of, at least in part, a number of rare genetic febrile diseases such as Fabry disease...
July 19, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723912/ginger-and-the-beetle-evidence-of-primitive-pollination-system-in-a-himalayan-endemic-alpine-ginger-roscoea-alpina-zingiberaceae
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Babu Ram Paudel, Mani Shrestha, Adrian G Dyer, Qing-Jun Li
The Himalayan endemic alpine genus Roscoea, like other members of ginger family, exhibits the combination of floral traits that would fit pollination by long distant foragers such as bees, birds or flies. We studied the pollination biology of Roscoea alpina, observed potential floral visitors and determined their foraging behaviour, visitation frequency and pollination efficiency, to seek evidence in support of the pollination syndrome hypothesis. We also measured the floral spectra of R. alpina flowers to evaluate if signals fit with the currently known framework for observed floral visitors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722362/-transient-hypogammaglobulinemia-of-infancy
#14
Felicitas Bellutti Enders, Francesca Conti, Fabio Candotti, Federica Angelini
Transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy is characterized as a reduction of one or more classes of immunoglobulins with a response to vaccines and normal subpopulations of lymphocytes B presenting in the first years of life. The diagnosis is made a posteriori, once the levels of immunoglobulins are normalized, in general between 2 and 4 years of age. Clinical presentation varies : the child may be either asymptomatic or present with recurrent infections, atopy and / or auto-immunity. There are no clinical or immunological features that distinguish this condition from a common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721495/diversity-and-survival-of-artificial-lifeforms-under-sedimentation-and-random-motion
#15
Nicolas Glade, Olivier Bastien, Pascal Ballet
Cellular automata are often used to explore the numerous possible scenarios of what could have occurred at the origins of life and before, during the prebiotic ages, when very simple molecules started to assemble and organise into larger catalytic or informative structures, or to simulate ecosystems. Artificial self-maintained spatial structures emerge in cellular automata and are often used to represent molecules or living organisms. They converge generally towards homogeneous stationary soups of still-life creatures...
July 18, 2017: Theory in Biosciences, Theorie in Den Biowissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721008/effect-of-age-sex-and-refractive-errors-on-central-corneal-thickness-measured-by-oculus-pentacam-%C3%A2
#16
Nauman Hashmani, Sharif Hashmani, Azfar N Hanfi, Misbah Ayub, Choudhry M Saad, Hina Rajani, Marium G Muhammad, Misbahul Aziz
BACKGROUND: Central corneal thickness (CCT) can be used to assess the corneal physiological condition as well as the pathological changes associated with ocular diseases. It has an influence on the measurement of intraocular pressure and is being used as a screening tool for refractive surgery candidates. The aim of this study was to determine the median CCT among normal Pakistani population and to correlate CCT with age, sex, and refractive errors. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 5,171 healthy eyes in 2,598 patients who came to Hashmanis Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720770/multivariate-time-series-analysis-on-the-dynamic-relationship-between-class-b-notifiable-diseases-and-gross-domestic-product-gdp-in-china
#17
Tao Zhang, Fei Yin, Ting Zhou, Xing-Yu Zhang, Xiao-Song Li
The surveillance of infectious diseases is of great importance for disease control and prevention, and more attention should be paid to the Class B notifiable diseases in China. Meanwhile, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the annual growth of Chinese gross domestic product (GDP) would decelerate below 7% after many years of soaring. Under such circumstances, this study aimed to answer what will happen to the incidence rates of infectious diseases in China if Chinese GDP growth remained below 7% in the next five years...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719779/cement-casting-to-optimize-reconstruction-of-chronic-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
#18
Jorge Pulgar, Mario Escudero, Giovanni Carcuro, Adam Schiff, Manuel Pellegrini
Few surgical techniques have been described for reconstruction in massive osteochondral lesions of the talus, and there is limited evidence of techniques for accurately reproducing native talar anatomy with bone auto/allograft techniques. In this article, we present a novel technique, which is highly reproducible, using bone cement to restore the congruence and anatomy of the ankle joint. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Level V: Technical tip.
August 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719617/microrna-155-deficiency-leads-to-decreased-autoantibody-levels-and-reduced-severity-of-nephritis-and-pneumonitis-in-pristane-induced-lupus
#19
Harald Leiss, Wilhelm Salzberger, Barbara Jacobs, Irina Gessl, Nicolas Kozakowski, Stephan Blüml, Antonia Puchner, Attila Kiss, Bruno K Podesser, Josef S Smolen, Georg H Stummvoll
OBJECTIVE: We herein examine the role of endogenous miR155 in the development of systemic manifestations in pristane induced lupus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systemic lupus in miR155-deficient and wild type mice was induced upon injection of pristane and analyzed after 8 months, PBS-injected mice served as controls. Glomerulonephritis and pneumonitis were quantified using the kidney biopsy score and a newly adapted histomorphometric image analysis system; lung tissue was further analyzed by tissue cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718766/structural-insights-into-the-light-driven-auto-assembly-process-of-the-water-oxidizing-mn4cao5-cluster-in-photosystem-ii
#20
Miao Zhang, Martin Bommer, Ruchira Chatterjee, Rana Hussein, Junko Yano, Holger Dau, Jan Kern, Holger Dobbek, Athina Zouni
In plants, algae and cyanobacteria, Photosystem II (PSII) catalyzes the light-driven splitting of water at a protein-bound Mn4CaO5-cluster, the water-oxidizing complex (WOC). In the photosynthetic organisms, the light-driven formation of the WOC from dissolved metal ions is a key process because it is essential in both initial activation and continuous repair of PSII. Structural information is required for understanding of this chaperone-free metal-cluster assembly. For the first time, we obtained a structure of PSII from Thermosynechococcus elongatus without the Mn4CaO5-cluster...
July 18, 2017: ELife
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