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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340317/intradialytic-cognitive-and-exercise-training-may-preserve-cognitive-function
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Mara A McAdams-DeMarco, Jonathan Konel, Fatima Warsame, Hao Ying, Marlís González Fernández, Michelle C Carlson, Derek M Fine, Lawrence J Appel, Dorry L Segev
Introduction: Cognitive decline is common and increases mortality risk in hemodialysis patients. Intradialytic interventions like cognitive training (CT) and exercise training (ET) may preserve cognitive function. Methods: We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial of 20 hemodialysis patients to study the impact of 3 months of intradialytic CT (tablet-based brain games) (n = 7), ET (foot peddlers) (n = 6), or standard of care (SC) (n = 7) on cognitive function...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340169/autoimmune-retinopathy-a-review
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REVIEW
Aristófanes Mendonça Canamary, Walter Yukihiko Takahashi, Juliana Maria Ferraz Sallum
Autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) is a rare and still poorly understood immune-mediated disease that may cause inflammation from circulating autoantibodies against the retina. It may be related to history of autoimmune disease in the patient or in a family member or the presence of neoplastic disease in the individual. The disease may be subdivided into paraneoplastic and non-paraneoplastic AIR. When related to melanoma, it is referred to as MAR, and when related to other cancers, it is called CAR. The exact prevalence of AIR is unknown...
2018: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339997/the-relative-age-effect-on-soccer-players-in-formative-stages-with-different-sport-expertise-levels
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Alba Práxedes, Alberto Moreno, Luis García-González, David Pizarro, Fernando Del Villar
The Relative Age Effect (RAE) in sport has been targeted by many research studies. The objective of this study was to analyze, in amateur clubs, the RAE of soccer players, according to the sport expertise level of the team (e.g., A, B, C and subsequent) that they belong to within the same game category. 1,098 soccer players in formative stages took part in the study, with ages varying between 6 and 18 years old (U8 to U19 categories). All of them were members of 4 Spanish federated clubs. The birth dates were classified into 4 quartiles (Q1 = Jan-Mar; Q2 = Apr-Jun; Q3 = Jul-Sept; Q4 = Oct-Dec)according to the team they belonged to...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339344/analysis-and-evaluation-of-neuro-peptides-in-honey-bees-exposed-to-pesticides-in-field-conditions
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María Del Mar Gómez-Ramos, María José Gómez Ramos, María Martínez Galera, María Dolores Gil García, Amadeo R Fernández-Alba
During the last years, declines in honey bee colonies are being registered worldwide. Cholinergic pesticides and their extensive use have been correlated to the decline of pollinators and there is evidence that pesticides act as neuroendocrine disruptors affecting the metabolism of neuropeptides. However, there is a big absence of studies with quantitative results correlating the effect of pesticide exposure with changes on neuropeptides insects, and most of them are conducted under laboratory conditions, typically with individual active ingredients...
January 13, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339108/phenotype-in-girls-and-women-with-turner-syndrome-association-between-dysmorphic-features-karyotype-and-cardio-aortic-malformations
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Iris Noordman, Anthonie Duijnhouwer, Livia Kapusta, Marlies Kempers, Nel Roeleveld, Michiel Schokking, Dominique Smeets, Kim Freriks, Henri Timmers, Janiëlle van Alfen-van der Velden
INTRODUCTION: Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder characterized by the (partial) absence or a structural aberration of the second sex chromosome and is associated with a variety of phenotypes with specific physical features and cardio-aortic malformations. The objective of this study was to gain a better insight into the differences in dysmorphic features between girls and women with TS and to explore the association between these features, karyotype and cardio-aortic malformations...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338898/acute-respiratory-failure-due-to-chronic-tophaceous-gout-with-laryngeal-and-bronchial-involvement-an-unusual-complication
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Mar Arlandis, Virginia Molina, Sandra Vañes, Eusebi Chiner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336706/family-caregivers-reported-nonadherence-to-the-controller-medication-of-asthma-in-children-in-casablanca-morocco-extent-and-associated-factors
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Sandra Ménard, Jalila Jbilou, Sophie Lauzier
OBJECTIVE: Recent statistics show a relatively high prevalence of asthma among Moroccan children and a weak control over their symptoms. To our knowledge, no research has been carried out to document adherence to the controller treatment in this population. This study aims 1) to assess the extent of children's nonadherence to the controller treatment of asthma in an urban region of Morocco as reported by a family caregiver, and 2) to identify the associated factors. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among caregivers of asthmatic children (2-12 years old) in different health and education facilities of Casablanca-Settat...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336335/-evaluation-of-competencies-in-urology-esscolap%C3%A2-basic-as-aproximation-to-urologists-skills-improvement
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Javier Sánchez-Fernández, Jaime Bachiller-Burgos, Alvaro Serrano-Pascual, José Manuel Cózar-Olmo, Idoia Díaz-Güemes, Miguel Angel Sánchez-Hurtado, Belén Moreno-Naranjo, Silvia Enciso-Sanz, Laura Correa-Martín, Blanca Fernández-Tomé, María Mar Pérez-López, José Luis Alvarez-Ossorio, Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo
Urology needs models of competencies assessment, although there is a wide range of tools not yet integrated into the official training programs. CONTEXT: At present, there is no universal framework for measuring surgeons' level of competence. Urology training programs should provide and consider knowledge, pyschomotor/cognitive skills, and simulator, cadaver or animal models-based training. Validity is a complex concept that refers to the capacity of the evaluation tool, so it is necessary to demonstrate several types of validation to assure the capacity of a method, reinforced with different reliability tests and calculation of internal consistency between evaluators...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336311/comparison-of-the-effects-of-p2y12-receptor-antagonists-on-platelet-function-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-primary-pci-a-substudy-of-the-heat-ppci-trial
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Adeel Shahzad, Vikram Khanna, Ian Kemp, Matthew Shaw, Christine Mars, Robert Cooper, Keith Wilson, Nick Curzen, Rod H Stables
AIMS: The HEAT-PPCI trial compared bivalirudin and unfractionated heparin in patients undergoing Primary PCI. We report pre-specified, secondary analyses comparing the effects of P2Y12 inhibiting agents on platelet reactivity and clinical events. METHODS AND RESULTS: All patients received pre-procedural oral anti-platelet therapy. During the early stages of the trial, the P2Y12 inhibitor of choice was prasugrel with some use of clopidogrel. Later, routine therapy switched to ticagrelor...
January 16, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336205/prediction-of-natalizumab-anti-drug-antibodies-persistency
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Florian Deisenhammer, Marlies Jank, Anna Lauren, Anders Sjödin, Malin Ryner, Anna Fogdell-Hahn, Claudia Sievers, Raija Lindberg, Poul Erik Jensen, Finn Sellebjerg, Louis Christodoulou, Mary Birchler, Marc Pallardy, Michael Auer, Roland Liblau
BACKGROUND: Anti-drug antibodies (ADA) against natalizumab develop early during treatment. ADA persistency is defined by two consecutive positive results as performed by the current qualitative ELISA assay (positive/negative). Very little is known about the magnitude of the natalizumab ADA response and persistency. DESIGN/METHODS: We developed a highly sensitive natalizumab ADA titration assay on the Meso Scale Discovery (MSD) platform and a pharmacokinetic (PK) assay...
January 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335177/study-of-the-evolution-of-gravel-beaches-nourished-with-sand
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J I Pagán, M López, I López, A J Tenza-Abril, L Aragonés
Coastal erosion is a worldwide problem, so accurate knowledge of the factors involved in the shoreline evolution is of great importance. This study analysed three gravel beaches that were nourished with sand from the same source. However, the evolution of their shoreline was different in each case. For its analysis, different factors were studied such as the shoreline and cross-shore profile evolution, the maritime climate, sedimentology and mineralogy. From the results, it should be noted that Centro beach is the most stable with a loss of surface after the first regeneration of 12...
January 12, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335015/cryptic-diversity-in-an-atlantic-forest-malaria-vector-from-the-mountains-of-south-east-brazil
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Guilherme de Rezende Dias, Thais Tenorio Soares Fujii, Bernardo Fernandes Fogel, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento, André Nóbrega Pitaluga, Carlos José Carvalho-Pinto, Antonio Bernardo Carvalho, Alexandre Afrânio Peixoto, Luísa Damazio Pitaluga Rona
BACKGROUND: Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzii is the primary vector of human and simian malarias in Brazilian regions covered by the Atlantic Rainforest. Previous studies found that An. cruzii presents high levels of behavioural, chromosomal and molecular polymorphisms, which led to the hypothesis that it may be a complex of cryptic species. Here, An. cruzii specimens were collected in five sites in South-East Brazil located at different altitudes on the inner and coastal slopes of two mountain ranges covered by Atlantic Rainforest, known as Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueria...
January 15, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334900/process-evaluation-of-the-radiant-community-study-a-dialysis-facility-level-intervention-to-increase-referral-for-kidney-transplantation
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Reem E Hamoda, Jennifer C Gander, Laura J McPherson, Kimberly J Arriola, Loren Cobb, Stephen O Pastan, Laura Plantinga, Teri Browne, Erica Hartmann, Laura Mulloy, Carlos Zayas, Jenna Krisher, Rachel E Patzer
BACKGROUND: The Reducing Disparities in Access to kidNey Transplantation Community Study (RaDIANT) was an End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 6-developed, dialysis facility-level randomized trial testing the effectiveness of a 1-year multicomponent education and quality improvement intervention in increasing referral for kidney transplant evaluation among selected Georgia dialysis facilities. METHODS: To assess implementation of the RaDIANT intervention, we conducted a process evaluation at the conclusion of the intervention period (January-December 2014)...
January 15, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334214/quality-of-life-and-its-influencing-factors-of-couples-referred-to-an-infertility-center-in-shiraz-iran
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Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Mahsa Mansouri, Sedighe Forouhari, Tahere Poordast, Alireza Salehi
In this article which was published in Int J Fertil Steril, Vol 11, No 4, Jan-Mar 2018, on pages 293-297, the "Duration of tducation (male)" was misspelled in Table 1. The corrected one is "Duration of education (male)". In the sentence "These differences might be related to the use of a fertility-specific instrument (FertiQoL) in the study by Huppelschoten et al. (23) and the current study compared to the general QoL assessment instrument by Chachamovich et al. (24) and Rashidi et al. (15)." Which was at the page of 296 in the discussion section, the word "generic" was corrected in to "general"...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333875/ultrafast-determination-of-vitamin-e-using-lc-esi-ms-ms-for-preclinical-development-of-new-nutraceutical-formulations
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Noemi Villaseca-González, Virginia Rodríguez Robledo, Lucía Castro-Vázquez, María Victoria Lozano, Manuel J Santander-Ortega, Joaquín González-Fuentes, Pilar Marcos, María Del Mar Arroyo-Jiménez
AIM: We proposed a rapid and high quality method to determine α-tocopherol (α-T) in different biopharmaceutical samples using liquid chromatography-diode array detector on-line ESI-MS/MS. MATERIALS & METHODS: A working standard solution of α-T and internal standard, phenyl-5,7-dimethyl-d6-α-tocopherol, were used for optimization and validation of the method. Levels of α-T in nanoemulsions, serum and plasma samples were evaluated. RESULTS & CONCLUSION: Precision (1% for retention time, 5% for peak area and 3% for relative peak area), linearity range (among 0...
January 15, 2018: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333470/history-and-perspectives-of-nuclear-medicine-in-myanmar
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Win Mar
Nuclear Medicine was established in Myanmar in 1963 by Dr Soe Myint and International Atomic Energy expert Dr R. Hochel at Yangon General Hospital. Nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic services started with Probe Scintillation Detector Systems and rectilinear scanner. In the early stage, many Nuclear Medicine specialists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spent some time in Myanmar and made significant contributions to the development of Nuclear Medicine in our country. The department participated in various IAEA technical cooperation projects and regional cooperation projects...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333120/focused-transhepatic-electroporation-mediated-by-hypersaline-infusion-through-the-portal-vein-in-rat-model-preliminary-results-on-differential-conductivity
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Clara Pañella, Quim Castellví, Xavier Moll, Rita Quesada, Alberto Villanueva, Mar Iglesias, Dolores Naranjo, Patricia Sánchez-Velázquez, Anna Andaluz, Luís Grande, Antoni Ivorra, Fernando Burdío
Background: Spread hepatic tumours are not suitable for treatment either by surgery or conventional ablation methods. The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and safety of selectively increasing the healthy hepatic conductivity by the hypersaline infusion (HI) through the portal vein. We hypothesize this will allow simultaneous safe treatment of all nodules by irreversible electroporation (IRE) when applied in a transhepatic fashion. Material and methods: Sprague Dawley (Group A, n = 10) and Athymic rats with implanted hepatic tumour (Group B, n = 8) were employed...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331511/maresin-1-regulates-autophagy-and-inflammation-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells-through-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-under-inflammatory-conditions
#18
Li Du, Yucheng Li, Weifeng Liu
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating lines of evidence suggest that maresin 1 (MaR-1) exerts anti-inflammatory effects in many cell types and plays beneficial roles in inflammatory disease, such as peritonitis and colitis. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that MaR-1 play protective roles against localized aggressive periodontitis. However, the function and mechanism of MaR-1 in human periodontal ligament cells (PDL) cells from periodontitis are poorly understood. The present study aimed to clarify the effects and molecular mechanism of MaR-1 in PDL cell survival and inflammation...
December 23, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330539/missing-value-imputation-approach-for-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics-data
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Runmin Wei, Jingye Wang, Mingming Su, Erik Jia, Shaoqiu Chen, Tianlu Chen, Yan Ni
Missing values exist widely in mass-spectrometry (MS) based metabolomics data. Various methods have been applied for handling missing values, but the selection can significantly affect following data analyses. Typically, there are three types of missing values, missing not at random (MNAR), missing at random (MAR), and missing completely at random (MCAR). Our study comprehensively compared eight imputation methods (zero, half minimum (HM), mean, median, random forest (RF), singular value decomposition (SVD), k-nearest neighbors (kNN), and quantile regression imputation of left-censored data (QRILC)) for different types of missing values using four metabolomics datasets...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330170/retrospective-review-of-synacthen-testing-in-infants
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Timothy Shao Ern Tan, Claire Manfredonia, Rakesh Kumar, Julie Jones, Elaine O'Shea, Raja Padidela, Mars Skae, Sarah Ehtisham, Fiona Ivison, Lesley Tetlow, Peter E Clayton, Indraneel Banerjee, Leena Patel
BACKGROUND: A subnormal cortisol response (30 min level (C30min)<550 nmol/L) to synthetic adrenocorticotrophic hormone/Synacthen test (SDST) in all infants does not necessarily indicate underlying or persistent hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis pathology. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the diagnoses and outcomes in 68 infants who had a SDST at age <6 months from 2011 to 2014. RESULTS: 29 (43%) infants had a subnormal SDST...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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