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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450531/screening-for-ovarian-cancer-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Douglas K Owens, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: With approximately 14 000 deaths per year, ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death among US women and the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer. More than 95% of ovarian cancer deaths occur among women 45 years and older. Objective: To update the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for ovarian cancer. Evidence Review: The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women not known to be at high risk for ovarian cancer (ie, high risk includes women with certain hereditary cancer syndromes that increase their risk for ovarian cancer)...
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420389/variability-and-reliability-of-punching-impact-kinetics-in-untrained-participants-and-experienced-boxers
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Seth Lenetsky, Matt Brughelli, Roy J Nates, Matt R Cross, Anna V Lormier
Striking impact kinetics are central to performance in combat sports. Despite a multitude of assessment, few in the literature have explored the variability and reliability of punching force assessment. Consequently, this study assessed the variability and reliability of measured punching impact kinetics in untrained and experienced boxers, using a recently developed and validated method of striking dynamometry. Intra-session (both cohorts) and inter-session (untrained only) measures of impulse, peak and mean force were determined across four punch types (jabs, crosses, lead and rear hand hooks) using coefficient of variation (CV), intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), and typical error of measurement (TEM)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390647/simultaneous-measurement-of-triboelectrification-and-triboluminescence-of-crystalline-materials
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Adam L Collins, Carlos G Camara, Eli Van Cleve, Seth J Putterman
Triboelectrification has been studied for over 2500 years, yet there is still a lack of fundamental understanding as to its origin. Given its utility in areas such as xerography, powder spray painting, and energy harvesting, many devices have been made to investigate triboelectrification at many length-scales, though few seek to additionally make use of triboluminescence: the emission of electromagnetic radiation immediately following a charge separation event. As devices for measuring triboelectrification became smaller and smaller, now measuring down to the atomic scale with atomic force microscope based designs, an appreciation for the collective and multi-scale nature of triboelectrification has perhaps abated...
January 2018: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358397/potential-for-western-us-seasonal-snowpack-prediction
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Sarah B Kapnick, Xiaosong Yang, Gabriel A Vecchi, Thomas L Delworth, Rich Gudgel, Sergey Malyshev, P C D Milly, Elena Shevliakova, Seth Underwood, Steven A Margulis
Western US snowpack-snow that accumulates on the ground in the mountains-plays a critical role in regional hydroclimate and water supply, with 80% of snowmelt runoff being used for agriculture. While climate projections provide estimates of snowpack loss by the end of the century and weather forecasts provide predictions of weather conditions out to 2 weeks, less progress has been made for snow predictions at seasonal timescales (months to 2 years), crucial for regional agricultural decisions (e.g., plant choice and quantity)...
January 22, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318284/screening-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Douglas K Owens, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, a lateral curvature of the spine of unknown cause with a Cobb angle of at least 10°, occurs in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form and usually worsens during adolescence before skeletal maturity. Severe spinal curvature may be associated with adverse long-term health outcomes (eg, pulmonary disorders, disability, back pain, psychological effects, cosmetic issues, and reduced quality of life)...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315497/health-care-disparities-among-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-with-stage-iii-lung-cancer
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Richard J Cassidy, Xinyan Zhang, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Pretesh R Patel, Joseph W Shelton, Sibo Tian, Ronica H Nanda, Conor E Steuer, Rathi N Pillai, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Suresh S Ramalingam, Felix G Fernandez, Seth D Force, Theresa W Gillespie, Walter J Curran, Kristin A Higgins
BACKGROUND: To the authors' knowledge, the practice patterns for patients aged more than 80 years with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not well known. The purpose of the current study was to investigate factors predictive of and the impact on overall survival (OS) after concurrent chemoradiation (CRT) among patients aged ≥80 years with American Joint Committee on Cancer stage III NSCLC in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). METHODS: In the NCDB, patients aged ≥80 years who were diagnosed with stage III NSCLC from 2004 to 2013 with complete treatment records were identified...
January 8, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285401/multifunctional-stimuli-responsive-polymer-gated-iron-and-gold-embedded-silica-nano-golf-balls-nanoshuttles-for-targeted-on-demand-theranostics
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Liping Wang, Grace Jang, Deependra Kumar Ban, Vrinda Sant, Jay Seth, Sami Kazmi, Nirav Patel, Qingqing Yang, Joon Lee, Woraphong Janetanakit, Shanshan Wang, Brian P Head, Gennadi Glinsky, Ratneshwar Lal
Multi-functional nanoshuttles for remotely targeted and on-demand delivery of therapeutic molecules and imaging to defined tissues and organs hold great potentials in personalized medicine, including precise early diagnosis, efficient prevention and therapy without toxicity. Yet, in spite of 25 years of research, there are still no such shuttles available. To this end, we have designed magnetic and gold nanoparticles (NP)-embedded silica nanoshuttles (MGNSs) with nanopores on their surface. Fluorescently labeled Doxorubicin (DOX), a cancer drug, was loaded in the MGNSs as a payload...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273802/multiple-cryptic-binding-sites-are-necessary-for-robust-fibronectin-assembly-an-in-silico-study
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Christopher A Lemmon, Seth H Weinberg
The mechanism of assembly of the extracellular matrix protein fibronectin (FN) into elastic, insoluble fibrils is still poorly understood. FN fibrillogenesis requires cell-generated forces, which expose cryptic FN-FN binding sites buried in FN Type III domains. The number and location of cryptic binding sites have been debated, but experimental evidence suggests multiple domains may contain FN-FN binding sites. The requirement of cell-dependent forces to generate FN fibrils restricts investigation of the mechanism of assembly...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259253/industrial-age-doubling-of-snow-accumulation-in-the-alaska-range-linked-to-tropical-ocean-warming
#9
Dominic Winski, Erich Osterberg, David Ferris, Karl Kreutz, Cameron Wake, Seth Campbell, Robert Hawley, Samuel Roy, Sean Birkel, Douglas Introne, Michael Handley
Future precipitation changes in a warming climate depend regionally upon the response of natural climate modes to anthropogenic forcing. North Pacific hydroclimate is dominated by the Aleutian Low, a semi-permanent wintertime feature characterized by frequent low-pressure conditions that is influenced by tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures through the Pacific-North American (PNA) teleconnection pattern. Instrumental records show a recent increase in coastal Alaskan precipitation and Aleutian Low intensification, but are of insufficient length to accurately assess low frequency trends and forcing mechanisms...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234814/hormone-therapy-for-the-primary-prevention-of-chronic-conditions-in-postmenopausal-women-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
#10
David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Douglas K Owens, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Menopause occurs at a median age of 51.3 years, and the average US woman who reaches menopause is expected to live another 30 years. The prevalence and incidence of most chronic conditions, such as coronary heart disease, dementia, stroke, fractures, and breast cancer, increase with age; however, the excess risk for these conditions that can be attributed to menopause alone is uncertain. Since the publication of findings from the Women's Health Initiative that hormone therapy use is associated with serious adverse health effects in postmenopausal women, use of menopausal hormone therapy has declined...
December 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221303/the-society-for-translational-medicine-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-postoperative-management-of-chest-tube-for-patients-undergoing-lobectomy
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Shugeng Gao, Zhongheng Zhang, Javier Aragón, Alessandro Brunelli, Stephen Cassivi, Ying Chai, Chang Chen, Chun Chen, Gang Chen, Haiquan Chen, Jin-Shing Chen, David Tom Cooke, John B Downs, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Wentao Fang, Pier Luigi Filosso, Xiangning Fu, Seth D Force, Martínez I Garutti, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Dominique Gossot, Henrik Jessen Hansen, Jianxing He, Jie He, Bo Laksáfoss Holbek, Jian Hu, Yunchao Huang, Mohsen Ibrahim, Andrea Imperatori, Mahmoud Ismail, Gening Jiang, Hongjing Jiang, Zhongmin Jiang, Hyun Koo Kim, Danqing Li, Gaofeng Li, Hui Li, Qiang Li, Xiaofei Li, Yin Li, Zhijun Li, Eric Lim, Chia-Chuan Liu, Deruo Liu, Lunxu Liu, Yongyi Liu, Kevin W Lobdell, Haitao Ma, Weimin Mao, Yousheng Mao, Juwei Mou, Calvin Sze Hang Ng, Nuria M Novoa, René H Petersen, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Cecilia Pompili, Guibin Qiao, Majed Refai, Gaetano Rocco, Erico Ruffini, Michele Salati, Agathe Seguin-Givelet, Alan Dart Loon Sihoe, Lijie Tan, Qunyou Tan, Tang Tong, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Federico Venuta, Giulia Veronesi, Nestor Villamizar, Haidong Wang, Qun Wang, Ruwen Wang, Shumin Wang, Gavin M Wright, Deyao Xie, Qi Xue, Tao Xue, Lin Xu, Shidong Xu, Songtao Xu, Tiansheng Yan, Fenglei Yu, Zhentao Yu, Chunfang Zhang, Lanjun Zhang, Tao Zhang, Xun Zhang, Xiaojing Zhao, Xuewei Zhao, Xiuyi Zhi, Qinghua Zhou
The Society for Translational Medicine and The Chinese Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery conducted a systematic review of the literature in an attempt to improve our understanding in the postoperative management of chest tubes of patients undergoing pulmonary lobectomy. Recommendations were produced and classified based on an internationally accepted GRADE system. The following recommendations were extracted in the present review: (I) chest tubes can be removed safely with daily pleural fluid of up to 450 mL (non-chylous and non-sanguinous), which may reduce chest tube duration and hospital length of stay (2B); (II) in rare instances, e...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215023/a-pilot-characterization-of-the-human-chronobiome
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Carsten Skarke, Nicholas F Lahens, Seth D Rhoades, Amy Campbell, Kyle Bittinger, Aubrey Bailey, Christian Hoffmann, Randal S Olson, Lihong Chen, Guangrui Yang, Thomas S Price, Jason H Moore, Frederic D Bushman, Casey S Greene, Gregory R Grant, Aalim M Weljie, Garret A FitzGerald
Physiological function, disease expression and drug effects vary by time-of-day. Clock disruption in mice results in cardio-metabolic, immunological and neurological dysfunction; circadian misalignment using forced desynchrony increases cardiovascular risk factors in humans. Here we integrated data from remote sensors, physiological and multi-omics analyses to assess the feasibility of detecting time dependent signals - the chronobiome - despite the "noise" attributable to the behavioral differences of free-living human volunteers...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206465/testing-the-equivalence-between-spatial-averaging-and-temporal-averaging-in-highly-dilute-solutions
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Keith M Carroll, Colin Rawlings, Yadong Zhang, Armin W Knoll, Seth R Marder, Heiko Wolf, Urs Duerig
Diffusion relates the flux of particles to the local gradient of the particle density in a deterministic way. The question arises what happens when the particle density is so low that the local gradient becomes an ill-defined concept. The dilemma was resolved early last century by analyzing the average motion of particles subject to random forces whose magnitude is such that the particles are always in thermal equilibrium with their environment. The diffusion dynamics are now described in terms of a probability density of finding a particle at some position and time and a probabilistic flux density which is proportional to the gradient of the probability density...
December 5, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203261/preoperative-computed-tomography-guided-pulmonary-lesion-marking-in-preparation-for-fluoroscopic-wedge-resection-rates-of-success-complications-and-pathology-outcomes
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Babatunde Olaiya, Charles A Gilliland, Seth D Force, Felix G Fernandez, Manu S Sancheti, William C Small
PURPOSE: In this study, we describe our experience of lesion marking with fiducial markers (FM) and microcoils (MC) facilitating same-day surgical wedge resection, including success rates, pathology outcomes, and complications. We also explored patient/nodular characteristics associated with developing complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IRB-approved single-institutional retrospective study of 136 patients who had 148 pulmonary nodules was conducted. All patients had CT-guided pulmonary nodule labeling with either FM (121) or MC (15) patients with plan for same-day fluoroscopic-guided wedge resection...
November 6, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174780/hospitalization-costs-after-surgery-in-high-risk-patients-with-early-stage-lung-cancer
#15
Manu S Sancheti, Ray K Chihara, Sebastian D Perez, Onkar V Khullar, Felix G Fernandez, Allan Pickens, Seth D Force
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that early stage lung cancer patients who are considered high risk for surgery can undergo resection with favorable perioperative results and long-term mortality. To further elucidate the role of surgical resection in this patient cohort, this study evaluated the length of stay and total hospitalization cost among patients classified as standard or high risk with early stage lung cancer who underwent pulmonary resection. METHODS: A total of 490 patients from our institutional Society of Thoracic Surgeons data from 2009 to 2013 underwent resection for clinical stage I lung cancer...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090988/youth-baseball-pitching-mechanics-a-systematic-review
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Samuel F Thompson, Trent M Guess, Andreas C Plackis, Seth L Sherman, Aaron D Gray
CONTEXT: Pitching injuries in youth baseball are increasing in incidence. Poor pitching mechanics in young throwers have not been sufficiently evaluated due to the lack of a basic biomechanical understanding of the "normal" youth pitching motion. OBJECTIVE: To provide a greater understanding of the kinetics and kinematics of the youth baseball pitching motion. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, MEDLINE, and SPORTDiscus databases were searched from database inception through February 2017...
November 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082386/to-three-or-not-to-three-improving-human-computation-game-onboarding-with-a-three-star-system
#17
Jacqueline Gaston, Seth Cooper
While many popular casual games use three-star systems, which give players up to three stars based on their performance in a level, this technique has seen limited application in human computation games (HCGs). This gives rise to the question of what impact, if any, a three-star system will have on the behavior of players in HCGs. In this work, we examined the impact of a three-star system implemented in the protein folding HCG Foldit. We compared the basic game's introductory levels with two versions using a three-star system, where players were rewarded with more stars for completing levels in fewer moves...
2017: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035526/interplay-among-sequence-folding-propensity-and-bio-piezoelectric-response-in-short-peptides-and-peptoids
#18
Christopher W Marvin, Haley M Grimm, Nathaniel C Miller, W Seth Horne, Geoffrey R Hutchison
Many biomaterials are piezoelectric (i.e., mechanically deform under an applied electric field); however, the molecular origin of this phenomenon remains unclear. In the case of protein-based scaffolds, one possibility involves flexible response of local folding motifs to the applied field. Here, we test this hypothesis by examining the piezoresponse in a series of helical peptide-based oligomers. Control over folding propensity is exerted through systematic variation in both side-chain sequence and backbone composition...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931634/improved-prediction-accuracy-for-disease-risk-mapping-using-gaussian-process-stacked-generalization
#19
Samir Bhatt, Ewan Cameron, Seth R Flaxman, Daniel J Weiss, David L Smith, Peter W Gething
Maps of infectious disease-charting spatial variations in the force of infection, degree of endemicity and the burden on human health-provide an essential evidence base to support planning towards global health targets. Contemporary disease mapping efforts have embraced statistical modelling approaches to properly acknowledge uncertainties in both the available measurements and their spatial interpolation. The most common such approach is Gaussian process regression, a mathematical framework composed of two components: a mean function harnessing the predictive power of multiple independent variables, and a covariance function yielding spatio-temporal shrinkage against residual variation from the mean...
September 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919394/concomitant-chemotherapy-and-radiotherapy-with-sbrt-boost-for-unresectable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-phase-i-study
#20
Kristin A Higgins, Rathi N Pillai, Zhengjia Chen, Sibo Tian, Chao Zhang, Pretesh Patel, Suchita Pakkala, Jay Shelton, Seth D Force, Felix G Fernandez, Conor E Steuer, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Suresh S Ramalingam, Jeffrey D Bradley, Walter J Curran
OBJECTIVES: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is now the standard of care in medically inoperable stage I NSCLC, yielding high rates of local control. It is unknown whether SBRT can be safely utilized in the locally advanced NSCLC setting. This multi-institution phase I study evaluated the safety of 44 Gy of conventionally fractionated thoracic radiation with concurrent chemotherapy plus dose-escalated SBRT boost to both the primary tumor and involved mediastinal lymph nodes...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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