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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551578/toxicity-of-organic-uv-filters-to-the-aquatic-midge-chironomus-riparius
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Diana Campos, Carlos Gravato, Carla Quintaneiro, Oksana Golovko, Vladimír Žlábek, Amadeu M V M Soares, João L T Pestana
Despite the frequent detection of organic ultraviolet-filters (UV-filters) in freshwater sediments, there is a lack of ecotoxicological data undermining a correct risk assessment for these emerging contaminants. The present study assessed the effects of three of the most commonly used UV-filters (benzophenone-3 - BP3; 3-(4-methylbenzylidene)camphor - 4-MBC and octocrylene - OC) on Chironomus riparius life history and biochemical responses. Standard ecotoxicological assays confirmed that all compounds impaired growth of C...
May 25, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550628/giovanni-verga-1879-1923-author-of-a-pioneering-treatise-on-pituitary-surgery-the-foundations-of-this-new-field-in-europe-in-the-early-1900s
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José M Pascual, Lorenzo Mongardi, Ruth Prieto, Inés Castro-Dufourny, María Rosdolsky, Sewan Strauss, Rodrigo Carrasco, Eduard Winter, Paolo Mazzarello
The field of pituitary surgery was born in the first decade of the twentieth century in Europe, and it evolved rapidly with the development of numerous innovative surgical techniques by some of the founding fathers of neurosurgery. This study investigates the pioneering Italian treatise on pituitary surgery, La Patologia Chirurgica dell'Ipofisi (Surgical Pathology of the Hypophysis), published in 1911 by Giovanni Verga (1879-1923), a surgeon from Pavía and one of Golgi's disciples. This little-known monograph compiles the earliest experience on pituitary surgery through the analysis of the first 50 procedures performed between 1903 and 1911...
May 27, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550012/the-genetic-architecture-of-ovariole-number-in-drosophila-melanogaster-genes-with-major-quantitative-and-pleiotropic-effects
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Amanda S Lobell, Rachel R Kaspari, Yazmin L Serrano Negron, Susan T Harbison
Ovariole number has a direct role in the number of eggs produced by an insect, suggesting that it is a key morphological fitness trait. Many studies have documented the variability of ovariole number and its relationship to other fitness and life-history traits in natural populations of Drosophila However, the genes contributing to this variability are largely unknown. Here we conducted a genome-wide association study of ovariole number in a natural population of flies. Using mutations and RNAi-mediated knockdown, we confirmed the effects of twenty-four candidate genes on ovariole number, including a novel gene, anneboleyn (formerly CG32000), that impacts both ovariole morphology and numbers of offspring produced...
May 26, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549360/-intercarpal-fusion-as-a-salvage-procedure-in-kienb%C3%A3-ck-disease
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M Puig-Zentella, J A Rivas-Montero, E Hernández-Méndez-Villamil, A J Espinosa-Gutiérrez
INTRODUCTION: Functional results of four surgical techniques to resolve the IIIB-IV Litchman's stage of the Kienböck disease were analyzed. We observed the evolution from 2000 to 2015. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Transversal retrospective study of 33 patients treated with different surgical techniques and evaluated with Quick-DASH scale, dynamometer and EVA. RESULTS: Less functional limitation was found in the patients who underwent the intercarpal fusion with or without neurotomy of the posterior interosseous...
November 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549080/life-history-traits-influence-the-strength-of-distance-and-density-dependence-at-different-life-stages-of-two-amazonian-palms
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Juanita Choo, Cecilia Carasco, Patricia Alvarez-Loayza, Beryl B Simpson, Evan P Economo
Background and Aims: Natural enemies are known to be important in regulating plant populations and contributing to species coexistence (Janzen-Connell effects). The strength of Janzen-Connell effects (both distance- and density-effects) varies across species, but the life history traits that may mediate such a variation are not well understood. This study examined Janzen-Connell effects across the life stages (seed through adult stages) of two sympatric palm species with distinct phenologies and shade tolerances, two traits that may mediate the strength and timing of Janzen-Connell effects...
May 26, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548999/does-modic-change-progress-with-age
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Kiyoshi Tarukado, Teruaki Ono, Osamu Tono, Hiroki Tanaka, Ko Ikuta, Katsumi Harimaya, Toshio Doi
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional imaging study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify the trend in the generation distinctions about the prevalence of Modic change (MC) including elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MC has been discussed regarding its clinical significance, relationship with low back pain, suitable treatments, prevalence, and natural history. However, previous reports have focused on younger subjects, with few studies conducted in elderly patients...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548596/cyst-formation-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-a-systematic-review
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Adeel Ilyas, Ching-Jen Chen, Dale Ding, Panagiotis Mastorakos, Davis G Taylor, I Jonathan Pomeraniec, Cheng-Chia Lee, Jason Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Cyst formation can occasionally occur after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Given the limited data regarding post-SRS cyst formation in patients with AVM, the time course, natural history, and management of this delayed complication are poorly defined. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the incidence, time course, and optimal management of cyst formation after SRS for AVMs. METHODS A literature review was performed using PubMed to identify studies reporting cyst formation in AVM patients treated with SRS...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547852/the-comparative-study-of-empathy-sympathetic-concern-and-empathic-perspective-taking-in-non-human-animals
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Ana Pérez-Manrique, Antoni Gomila
While empathy is a century-old psychological concept, its study in non-human animals has become the focus of much recent scientific interest, as it promises to provide the clues to understand the evolutionary origins of our social and moral nature. A review of the comparative study of empathy is thus timely to complement and constrain anthropocentric views, and to integrate current findings. However, this is not an easy task. The study of animal empathy has developed using different paradigms, different concepts of the phenomena involved, and the absence of a systematic program...
May 25, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547671/is-coronary-calcium-scoring-too-late-total-body-arterial-calcium-burden-in-patients-without-known-cad-and-normal-mpi
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Adel H A Allam, Randall C Thompson, Michael A Eskander, Mohamed A Mandour Ali, Ayman Sadek, Chris J Rowan, M Linda Sutherland, James D Sutherland, Bruno Frohlich, David E Michalik, Caleb E Finch, Jagat Narula, Gregory S Thomas, L Samuel Wann
BACKGROUND: Patients with normal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) have a good prognosis. However, pre-clinical coronary and extracoronary atherosclerosis may exist in the absence of myocardial ischemia. METHODS: 154 Egyptian patients (mean age 53 years) underwent whole-body non-contrast CT following normal MPI. RESULTS: Atherosclerosis in the form of calcification was observed in ≥1 vascular bed in 115 of 154 (75%) patients. This included the iliofemoral (62%), abdominal aorta (53%), thoracic aorta (47%), coronary (47%), and carotid (25%) vascular beds...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545917/comparison-of-oral-antibiotic-failure-rates-in-post-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-patients-versus-controls
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David J Roy, Diana R Langworthy, Kristina M Thurber, Paul A Lorentz, Ross A Dierkhising, Manpreet S Mundi
BACKGROUND: Due to the malabsorptive nature of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), there is a potential for impaired absorption of oral medications. Clinical outcomes of patients who receive oral antibiotics after RYGB have not been adequately described in the literature. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was composite therapeutic failure. Secondary objectives included comparing failure rates between antibiotic classes and at various time points since RYGB. SETTING: University hospital, United States...
March 29, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545794/the-natural-history-of-sleep-disturbance-among-oef-oif-veterans-with-tbi-and-ptsd-and-the-role-of-proxy-variables-in-its-measurement
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Paul R King, Kerry T Donnelly, Gary Warner, Michael Wade, Wilfred R Pigeon
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance crosscuts post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Though previous cross-sectional findings demonstrate a compounding effect of PTSD and TBI comorbidity, relatively little is known about the longitudinal trajectory of sleep-related complaints in veterans with TBI history and current PTSD symptoms. In this study, we explored patterns and predictors of sleep complaints in a sample of combat veterans with and without TBI and PTSD...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545483/encephalitis-associated-with-human-herpesvirus-7-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-adult
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Mónica Parra, Adoración Alcala, Cristina Amoros, Anna Baeza, Antonio Galiana, David Tarragó, Miguel Ángel García-Quesada, Victoria Sánchez-Hellín
BACKGROUND: Primary Human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7) infection usually occurs during childhood and causes several clinical manifestations: mainly exanthem subitum (roseola infantum), followed by a lifelong latent state with possible reactivation in case of immunodeficiency. Nevertheless, some considerably different approaches exist regarding the natural history of HHV-7 and the possible consequences of HHV-7 infection in immunocompetent adults. In particular, little is known about its pathogenic role in central nervous system (CNS) disease in nonimmunosuppressed adults...
May 25, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545047/the-natural-history-of-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-in-norway-further-insights-on-exogenous-boosting-and-progressive-immunity-to-herpes-zoster
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Luigi Marangi, Grazina Mirinaviciute, Elmira Flem, Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba, Giorgio Guzzetta, Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio, Piero Manfredi
We use age-structured models for VZV transmission and reactivation to reconstruct the natural history of VZV in Norway based on available pre-vaccination serological data, contact matrices, and herpes zoster incidence data. Depending on the hypotheses on contact and transmission patterns, the basic reproduction number of varicella in Norway ranges between 3.7 and 5.0, implying a vaccine coverage between 73 and 80% to effectively interrupt transmission with a 100% vaccine efficacy against infection. The varicella force of infection peaks during early childhood (3-5 yrs) and shows a prolonged phase of higher risk during the childbearing period, though quantitative variations can occur depending on contact patterns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544644/%C3%AE-cell-function-in-postmenopausal-women-with-isolated-postchallenge-hyperglycemia
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Chii-Min Hwu, Yi-Chun Lin, Kuan-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND: Isolated postchallenge hyperglycemia (IPH) is an early stage of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with fasting glucose < 126 mg/dL and 2 h glucose ≥ 200 mg/dL. Observations of insulin secretion profile in subjects with IPH may provide insight to the pathogenesis of T2DM in older women. METHODS: We recruited 555 naturally postmenopausal women without a history of T2DM for this study. All participants received a 75 g oral glucose tolerance test to examine if they had IPH...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544608/screening-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children-do-guidelines-provide-enough-guidance
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B G P Koot, V Nobili
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in the industrialized world in children. Its high prevalence and important health risks make NAFLD highly suitable for screening. In practice, screening is widely, albeit not consistently, performed. AIM: To review the recommendations on screening for NAFLD in children. METHOD: Recommendations on screening were reviewed from major paediatric obesity guidelines and NAFLD guidelines...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544305/a-practical-guide-for-evaluating-gonadal-germ-cell-tumor-predisposition-in-differences-of-sex-development
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REVIEW
Louise C Pyle, Katherine L Nathanson
Differences of Sex Development (DSD) includes a wide spectrum of etiologies and phenotypes. A subset of individuals with DSDs are predisposed to gonadal germ cell tumor (GCT). In this setting, GCT risk varies widely, depending on the DSD molecular etiology and penetrance. Prognostication based on molecular diagnosis remains challenging, as natural history data specific to recently identified molecular causes of DSD is lacking. In this review, we provide a framework for the clinical geneticist to consider GCT tumor risk in the patient with DSD...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543189/rapid-radiations-of-both-kiwifruit-hybrid-lineages-and-their-parents-shed-light-on-a-two-layer-mode-of-species-diversification
#17
Yifei Liu, Dawei Li, Qiong Zhang, Chi Song, Caihong Zhong, Xudong Zhang, Ying Wang, Xiaohong Yao, Zupeng Wang, Shaohua Zeng, Ying Wang, Yangtao Guo, Shuaibin Wang, Xinwei Li, Li Li, Chunyan Liu, Honour C McCann, Weiming He, Yan Niu, Min Chen, Liuwen Du, Junjie Gong, Paul M Datson, Elena Hilario, Hongwen Huang
Reticulate speciation caused by interspecific hybridization is now recognized as an important mechanism in the creation of biological diversity. However, depicting the patterns of phylogenetic networks for lineages that have undergone interspecific gene flow is challenging. Here we sequenced 25 taxa representing natural diversity in the genus Actinidia with an average mapping depth of 26× on the reference genome to reconstruct their reticulate history. We found evidence, including significant gene tree discordance, cytonuclear conflicts, and changes in genome-wide heterozygosity across taxa, collectively supporting extensive reticulation in the genus...
May 25, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542894/risk-factors-of-falls-among-inpatients-with-cancer
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M D Jun, K M Lee, S A Park
AIM: To investigate the risk factors and predictors of falls according to the general characteristics, conscious state, physical condition and treatment of hospitalized patients with cancer. BACKGROUND: Inpatients with cancer experience falls more frequently than those without cancer, and the degree of injuries is more severe among inpatients with cancer. A specific fall prevention strategy is needed for each patient. Prevention of falls in patients with cancer is very important for improving the quality of nursing care...
May 25, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542837/phenotype-and-natural-history-of-variant-late-infantile-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-5
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Alessandro Simonati, Ruth E Williams, Nardo Nardocci, Minna Laine, Roberta Battini, Angela Schulz, Barbara Garavaglia, Francesca Moro, Francesco Pezzini, Filippo M Santorelli
AIM: To characterize the phenotypic profile of a cohort of children affected with CLN5, a rare form of neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis (NCL), and to trace the features of the natural history of the disease. METHOD: Records of 15 children (nine males, six females) were obtained from the data sets of the DEM-CHILD International NCL Registry. Disease progression was measured by rating six functional domains at different time points along the disease course. All patients underwent mutation analysis of the CLN5 gene and ultrastructural investigations of peripheral tissues...
May 25, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542693/macular-sensitivity-measured-with-microperimetry-in-stargardt-disease-in-the-progression-of-atrophy-secondary-to-stargardt-disease-progstar-study-report-no-7
#20
Etienne M Schönbach, Yulia Wolfson, Rupert W Strauss, Mohamed A Ibrahim, Xiangrong Kong, Beatriz Muñoz, David G Birch, Artur V Cideciyan, Gesa-Astrid Hahn, Muneeswar Nittala, Janet S Sunness, SriniVas R Sadda, Sheila K West, Hendrik P N Scholl
Importance: New outcome measures for treatment trials for Stargardt disease type 1 (STGD1) and other macular diseases are needed. Microperimetry allows mapping of light sensitivity of the macula and provides topographic information on visual function beyond visual acuity. Objective: To measure and analyze retinal light sensitivity of the macula in STGD1 using fundus-controlled perimetry (microperimetry). Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a multicenter prospective cohort study...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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