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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786938/inhibition-and-kinetic-studies-of-lignin-degrading-enzymes-of-ganoderma-boninense-by-naturally-occurring-phenolic-compounds
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Arthy Surendran, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Halimi Mohd Saud, Nusaibah Syd Ali, Sivakumar Manickam
AIM: Lignolytic (Lignin degrading) enzyme, from oil palm pathogen Ganoderma boninense Pat. (Syn G. orbiforme (Ryvarden), is involved in the detoxification and the degradation of lignin in the oil palm and is the rate-limiting step in the infection process of this fungus. Active inhibition of lignin degrading enzymes secreted by G. boninense by various naturally occurring phenolic compounds and estimation of efficiency on pathogen suppression was aimed at. METHODS AND RESULTS: In our work, ten naturally occurring phenolic compounds were evaluated for their inhibitory potential towards the lignolytic enzymes of G...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786858/ecosystem-heterogeneity-and-diversity-mitigate-amazon-forest-resilience-to-frequent-extreme-droughts
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Marcos Longo, Ryan G Knox, Naomi M Levine, Luciana F Alves, Damien Bonal, Plinio B Camargo, David R Fitzjarrald, Matthew N Hayek, Natalia Restrepo-Coupe, Scott R Saleska, Rodrigo da Silva, Scott C Stark, Raphael P Tapajós, Kenia T Wiedemann, Ke Zhang, Steven C Wofsy, Paul R Moorcroft
The impact of increases in drought frequency on the Amazon forest's composition, structure and functioning remain uncertain. We used a process- and individual-based ecosystem model (ED2) to quantify the forest's vulnerability to increased drought recurrence. We generated meteorologically realistic, drier-than-observed rainfall scenarios for two Amazon forest sites, Paracou (wetter) and Tapajós (drier), to evaluate the impacts of more frequent droughts on forest biomass, structure and composition. The wet site was insensitive to the tested scenarios, whereas at the dry site biomass declined when average rainfall reduction exceeded 15%, due to high mortality of large-sized evergreen trees...
May 22, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786854/muffins-elaborated-with-optimized-monoglycerides-oleogels-from-solid-fat-replacer-obtention-to-product-quality-evaluation
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Anabella S Giacomozzi, María E Carrín, Camila A Palla
This study demonstrates the effectiveness of using oleogels from high oleic sunflower oil (HOSO) and monoglycerides as solid fat replacers in a sweet bakery product. Firstly, a methodology to obtain oleogels with desired properties based on mathematical models able to describe relationships between process and product characteristics variables followed by multi-objective optimization was applied. Later, muffins were prepared with the optimized oleogels and their physicochemical and textural properties were compared with those of muffins formulated using a commercial margarine (Control) or only HOSO...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786812/the-microrna-expression-profile-in-rat-lung-tissue-early-after-burn-injury
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Donghai Zhang, Yang Chang, Shaofang Han, Longlong Yang, Quan Hu, Yonghui Yu, Lingying Liu, Jiake Chai
BACKGROUND: Severe burn causes acute lung injury in many victims, but the related mechanisms have been barely investigated. microRNAs (miRNAs) important regulators in numerous physiological and pathophysiological process. However, the roles of miRNAs in burn lung injury are untested. METHODS: Six healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into burn and sham groups. Lung injury was evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining at 24 h after injury...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786704/peri-implant-tissue-score-pits-as-a-measure-of-success-applied-to-869-dental-implants-from-a-retrospective-clinical-study
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Zbyněk Mazur, Ladislav Korábek, Daniel Mazur
OBJECTIVE: This article presents a methodology of a comprehensive score for assessment and monitoring of dental implant success from the peri-implant tissue perspective. It involves only standard and minimally invasive techniques accessible to general dental practices, without the need for special equipment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The proposed score methodology combines existing consensual global knowledge regarding aspects of dental implant success with the standard examination tools accepted for regular recall assessment...
May 17, 2018: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786679/-the-rationale-for-the-application-of-photomagnetic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-dermatitis
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N I Schastnaya, V S Ulashchyk
BACKGROUND: in spite of the fact that photomagnetic therapy with the use of the FotoSPOK device (Magnomed Ltd., Belarus) is already used in the medical practice, the application of this method for the management of many diseases remains to be substantiated on the scientifically sound grounds. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of photomagnetic therapy in the treatment of the local inflammatory process in the skin and to elaborate the rationale for the application of this technique in the treatment of contact dermatitis...
May 21, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786611/increased-accuracy-of-planning-tools-for-optimization-of-dynamic-multileaf-collimator-delivery-of-radiotherapy-through-reformulated-objective-functions
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Lovisa Engberg, Kjell Eriksson, Anders Forsgren
The purpose of this study is to examine in a clinical setting a novel formulation of objective functions for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment plan multicriteria optimization (MCO) that we suggested in a recent study. The proposed objective functions are extended with dynamic multileaf collimator (DMLC) delivery constraints from the literature, and a tailored interior point method is described to efficiently solve the resulting optimization formulation. In a numerical planning study involving three patient cases, DMLC plans Pareto optimal to the MCO formulation with the proposed objective functions are generated...
May 22, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786578/-influence-of-basic-dental-materials-on-indicators-of-free-radical-oxidation-and-antioxidant-blood-s-potential-of-white-rats-experimental-study
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Vitalii S Kuz, Valentyn N Dvornyk, Vitalii A Kostenko, Gelfira M Kuz, Oleh Ye Akimov
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Basic materials used in the clinic of orthopedic dentistry are high-polymer compounds and have a number of positive properties in certain conditions. The main group of materials for manufacturing of removable dentures is acrylic plastics of hot polymerization. However, such materials can sometimes cause a number of complications. Using removable prostheses, which are made of acrylic plastics can cause the development of an allergic or toxic-chemical reaction of tissues of the prosthetic bed...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786572/dysadipokinemia-in-patients-with-gout-and-its-association-with-the-disease-activity
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Inna V Orlova, Mykola A Stanislavchuk, Iryna P Gunko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: In recent years, the role of adipokines in the development of rheumatic diseases has been a pressing issue. The available data suggest the dysadipokinemia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis. However, there is no data on changes in the levels of adipokines in patients with gout and their association with the activity of inflammatory process. The aim was to study the levels of adipokines in gout patients and evaluate their association with the disease activity...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786503/relationships-between-theoretically-derived-short-term-outcomes-and-support-for-policy-among-the-public-and-decision-makers
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Carol L Schmitt, Laurel Curry, Vanessa Boudewyns, Pamela A Williams, LaShawn Glasgow, Deanna Van Hersh, Jeffrey Willett, Todd Rogers
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: Policy change is a lengthy and complex process. Thus, it is important to articulate hypothesized causal pathways between advocacy activities and policy change outcomes and to identify and monitor early indicators of progress toward policy change. INTERVENTION APPROACH: The Kansas Health Foundation supports grantee efforts to address the public health effects of obesity through evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental change interventions...
May 17, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786065/real-time-precise-point-positioning-based-zenith-tropospheric-delay-for-precipitation-forecasting
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Qingzhi Zhao, Yibin Yao, Wanqiang Yao, Zufeng Li
GPS-based Zenith Tropospheric Delay (ZTD) estimation should be easily obtained in a cost-effective way, however, the most previous studies focus on post-processed ZTD estimates using satellite orbit and clock products with at least 3-9 hours latency provided by International GNSS Service (IGS), which limits the GNSS meteorological application for nowcasting. With the development of IGS's real-time pilot project (RTPP), this limitation was removed by April, 2013 as real-time satellite orbit and clock products can be obtained on-line...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786047/establishment-of-a-quantitative-medical-technology-evaluation-system-and-indicators-within-medical-institutions
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Suo-Wei Wu, Tong Chen, Qi Pan, Liang-Yu Wei, Qin Wang, Chao Li, Jing-Chen Song, Ji Luo
Background: The development and application of medical technologies reflect the medical quality and clinical capacity of a hospital. It is also an effective approach in upgrading medical service and core competitiveness among medical institutions. This study aimed to build a quantitative medical technology evaluation system through questionnaire survey within medical institutions to perform an assessment to medical technologies more objectively and accurately, and promote the management of medical quality technologies and ensure the medical safety of various operations among the hospitals...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786028/evaluation-of-a-distance-learning-academic-support-program-for-medical-graduates-during-rural-hospital-service-in-india
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Rashmi Vyas, Anand Zachariah, Isobel Swamidasan, Priya Doris, Ilene Harris
Background: Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India, a tertiary care hospital, designed a year-long Fellowship in Secondary Hospital Medicine (FSHM) for CMC graduates, with the aim to support them during rural service and be motivated to consider practicing in these hospitals. The FSHM was a blend of 15 paper-based distance learning modules, 3 contact sessions, community project work, and networking. This paper reports on the evaluation of the FSHM program. Methods: The curriculum development process for the FSHM reflected the six-step approach including problem identification, needs assessment, formulating objectives, selecting educational strategies, implementation, and evaluation...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786027/curriculum-development-for-a-module-on-noncommunicable-diseases-for-the-master-of-public-health-program
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Anu Mary Oommen, Rashmi Vyas, Minnie Faith, Dhayakani Selvakumar, Kuryan George
Background: As the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) has been rising globally, various educational programs have introduced chronic disease epidemiology teaching, which is now a component of most of the Master of Public Health (MPH) programs. However, the process of curriculum development for these courses has not been adequately documented for use by educators planning such courses. Methods: A detailed process of curriculum development based on David Kern's six-step approach was undertaken for a 2-week course on NCDs, as part of the MPH program of a tertiary institution in South India...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785959/common-carotid-artery-diameter-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-pooled-analyses-of-four-cohort-studies
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Sanaz Sedaghat, Thomas T van Sloten, Stéphane Laurent, Gérard M London, Bruno Pannier, Maryam Kavousi, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Oscar H Franco, Pierre Boutouyrie, M Arfan Ikram, Coen D A Stehouwer
Carotid arterial diameter enlargement is a manifestation of arterial remodeling and may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). We evaluated the association between carotid artery diameter and risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, CVD, and all-cause mortality and explored whether the associations could be explained by processes involved in arterial remodeling, that is, blood pressure-related media thickening, arterial stiffness, arterial wall stress, and atherosclerosis. We included 4887 participants (mean age 67±9 years; 54% women) from 4 cohort studies: Rotterdam Study, NEPHROTEST, Hoorn Study, and a study by Blacher et al...
May 21, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785919/genomic-selection-in-dairy-cattle-simulated-populations
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Leonardo de Oliveira Seno, Diego Gomes Freire Guidolin, Rusbel Raul Aspilcueta-Borquis, Guilherme Batista do Nascimento, Thiago Bruno Ribeiro da Silva, Henrique Nunes de Oliveira, Danísio Prado Munari
Genomic selection is arguably the most promising tool for improving genetic gain in domestic animals to emerge in the last few decades, but is an expensive process. The aim of this study was to evaluate the economic impact related to the implementation of genomic selection in a simulated dairy cattle population. The software QMSim was used to simulate genomic and phenotypic data. The simulated genome contained 30 chromosomes with 100 cm each, 1666 SNPs markers equally spread and 266 QTLs randomly designated for each chromosome...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785772/getting-the-picture-visual-interpretation-in-ophthalmology-residency-training
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Adam D Baim
OBJECTIVES: Visual interpretation is essential in many fields of health care. Although diagnostic competency can be measured as an educational outcome, few accounts have addressed tacit aspects of visual interpretation in clinical training; these include the disciplining of the trainee's attentions and the trainee's acculturation into expected styles of communicating visual interpretations to others. This paper describes values and dispositions that are taught to ophthalmology trainees as they learn to reason through visual information, and explores how these qualities are evaluated during residency training...
May 21, 2018: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785746/systematic-in-depth-proteomic-analysis-of-mitochondria-associated-endoplasmic-reticulum-membranes-mam-in-mouse-and-human-testes
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Xiaoli Wang, Yujiao Wen, Juan Dong, Congcong Cao, Shuiqiao Yuan
Mitochondria-associated endoplasmic reticulum membranes (MAMs) regulate important cellular functions including calcium signaling, bioenergetics, and apoptosis during neurodevelopment and carcinogenesis, but its function in male reproduction and spermatogenesis remains enigmatic because the field lacks a complete understanding of the proteome within testis MAMs. To better understand the biological processes and molecular functions of MAM in testes, here, we report a global mass spectrometry-based proteomic evaluation of the MAM obtained from human testes, mouse testes and brains, respectively...
May 21, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785601/alteration-in-apoptotic-rate-of-testicular-cells-and-sperms-following-administration-of-bisphenol-a-bpa-in-wistar-albino-rats
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Seema Srivastava, Priya Gupta
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Bisphenol A [BPA] widely used as a plasticizer in the formation of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, exposure causing alteration in apoptosis rate, and protective effect of Vitamin E when supplemented with BPA orally. Adult male Wistar albino rats aged 3 months were randomly divided into seven groups: control (olive oil treated) BPA-treated (dose 5, 50,100 μg/100gmBW) and Vitamin E intervention group (dose 5, 50, 100 μg/100gmBW BPA+ Vitamin E dose 4 mg/100gmBW)...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785591/association-of-reduced-sclerostin-expression-with-collapse-process-in-patients-with-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Xiao-Jun Chen, Fan Yang, Zhen-Qiu Chen, Min-Cong He, Guo-Ju Hong, Jun-Yuan Huang, Ying-Chun Zhou, Yi-Xian Qin, Qiu-Shi Wei, Wei He
PURPOSE: Sclerostin is an osteocyte-derived protein that has a potent inhibitory effect on osteoblast activity. The osteocyte apoptosis induced by various causes of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) plays a key role in the promotion of femoral head collapse. But the effect of altering sclerostin level on the collapse of ONFH has not been studied. Our aim was to assess the role of sclerostin level in the collapse of ONFH. METHODS: Between May 2016 and November 2016, 236 subjects were enrolled in the present study...
May 21, 2018: International Orthopaedics
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