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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735438/adenosine-assisted-neurovascular-surgery-initial-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Alaa Al-Mousa, Gahan Bose, Katharine Hunt, Ahmed K Toma
Cerebral aneurysms in complex anatomical locations and intraoperative rupture of aneurysms are challenging for neurosurgeons and anaesthetists alike. Mechanical and non-mechanical methods to reduce blood flow into aneurysms are well-recognised techniques to facilitate aneurysm exclusion from the circulation. Mechanical methods like temporary clipping of parent arteries, carotid artery ligation and endovascular balloon occlusion are commonly used in clinical practice. However, non-mechanical techniques such as rapid ventricular pacing and adenosine-induced cardiac standstill with hypotension are still emerging strategies...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735426/diet-versus-phylogeny-a-comparison-of-gut-microbiota-in-captive-colobine-monkey-species
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Vanessa L Hale, Chia L Tan, Kefeng Niu, Yeqin Yang, Rob Knight, Qikun Zhang, Duoying Cui, Katherine R Amato
Both diet and host phylogeny shape the gut microbial community, and separating out the effects of these variables can be challenging. In this study, high-throughput sequencing was used to evaluate the impact of diet and phylogeny on the gut microbiota of nine colobine monkey species (N = 64 individuals). Colobines are leaf-eating monkeys that fare poorly in captivity-often exhibiting gastrointestinal (GI) problems. This study included eight Asian colobines (Rhinopithecus brelichi, Rhinopithecus roxellana, Rhinopithecus bieti, Pygathrix nemaeus, Nasalis larvatus, Trachypithecus francoisi, Trachypithecus auratus, and Trachypithecus vetulus) and one African colobine (Colobus guereza)...
July 22, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735370/gait-and-cognitive-impairments-in-multiple-sclerosis-the-specific-contribution-of-falls-and-fear-of-falling
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Alon Kalron, Gilles Allali
Our goal was to identify the specific contribution of fear of falling (FoF) and falls with quantitative gait impairments and cognition capabilities in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Patients were separated into four individual subgroups as to the presence of FoF and falls (i.e., fearless/non-fallers, fearless/fallers, FoF/non-fallers and FoF/fallers). The Falls Efficacy Scale International questionnaire was used to assess the level of concern of falling. Participants were defined as "fallers" and "non-fallers" based on their fall history...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735312/effect-of-lyophilization-on-survivability-and-growth-kinetic-of-trichoderma-strains-preserved-on-various-agriculture-by-products
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Danuta Witkowska, Katarzyna Buska-Pisarek, Wojciech Łaba, Michał Piegza, Anna Kancelista
Growth of four Trichoderma strains were tested on lignocellulosic by-products in solid state fermentation (SSF). The strains were also analyzed for their survival rate and growth after lyophilization on these carriers. All applied monocomponent and bicomponent media were substrates for the production and preservation of Trichoderma biomass. However, the maximum number of colony forming units (CFU/g dm) was acquired on bicomponent media based on dried grass and beet pulp or grass with corn cobs, when compared to monocomponent media...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735301/effect-of-faecal-calprotectin-assay-variability-on-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-potential-role-of-faecal-s100a12
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Simon John Whitehead, Clare Ford, Rousseau Mariano Gama, Ala Ali, Brian McKaig, Jenna Louise Waldron, Helen Steed, Matthew James Brookes
AIMS: To prospectively evaluate whether between-assay variability of different faecal calprotectin (f-Cp) assays influences diagnostic accuracy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a cohort of patients with confirmed IBD and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). To also evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of faecal S100A12 (f-S100A12) against f-Cp in the same patient cohort and assess whether f-S100A12 offers additional diagnostic value. METHODS: F-Cp using four commercially available f-Cp assays, f-S100A12 and blood biomarkers were measured in patients, recruited from the local IBD clinic, who had established IBS or active ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735273/relationship-between-trying-an-electronic-cigarette-and-subsequent-cigarette-experimentation-in-scottish-adolescents-a-cohort-study
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Catherine Best, Farhana Haseen, Dorothy Currie, Gozde Ozakinci, Anne Marie MacKintosh, Martine Stead, Douglas Eadie, Andy MacGregor, Jamie Pearce, Amanda Amos, John Frank, Sally Haw
BACKGROUND: This study examines whether young never smokers in Scotland, UK, who have tried an e-cigarette are more likely than those who have not, to try a cigarette during the following year. METHODS: Prospective cohort survey conducted in four high schools in Scotland, UK during February/March 2015 (n=3807) with follow-up 1 year later. All pupils (age 11-18) were surveyed. Response rates were high in both years (87% in 2015) and 2680/3807 (70.4%) of the original cohort completed the follow-up survey...
July 22, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735258/risk-of-rehospitalisation-and-death-for-vulnerable-new-zealand-children
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Jane Oliver, Tim Foster, Amanda Kvalsvig, Deborah A Williamson, Michael G Baker, Nevil Pierse
OBJECTIVES: There is considerable need to improve the effectiveness of healthcare to reduce morbidity and mortality. Child hospitalisations are influenced by determinants of health, including the home environment. Our aims were: (1) To investigate whether children hospitalised with potentially avoidable conditions thought to be associated with the home have an increased risk of rehospitalisation and death, (2) To investigate whether children hospitalised with particular subgroups of potentially avoidable conditions have an increased risk of rehospitalisation and death, (3) To assess the usefulness of these subgroups for identifying at-risk children...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735190/surface-complexation-modeling-of-calcite-zeta-potential-measurements-in-brines-with-mixed-potential-determining-ions-ca-2-co3-2-mg-2-so4-2-for-characterizing-carbonate-wettability
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Jin Song, Yongchao Zeng, Le Wang, Xindi Duan, Maura Puerto, Walter G Chapman, Sibani L Biswal, George J Hirasaki
This study presents experiment and surface complexation modeling (SCM) of synthetic calcite zeta potential in brine with mixed potential determining ions (PDI) under various CO2 partial pressures. Such SCM, based on systematic zeta potential measurement in mixed brines (Mg(2+), SO4(2-), Ca(2+) and CO3(2-)), is currently not available in the literature and is expected to facilitate understanding of the role of electrostatic forces in calcite wettability alteration. We first use a double layer SCM to model experimental zeta potential measurements and then systematically analyze the contribution of charged surface species...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735189/studies-on-the-role-of-unsaturation-in-the-fatty-acid-surfactant-molecule-on-the-thermal-conductivity-of-magnetite-nanofluids
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Ramanujam Lenin, Pattayil Alias Joy
To study the role of unsaturation in the surfactant molecule on the thermal conductivity of magnetite nanofluids, four different fatty acid (stearic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids with different degree of unsaturation) coated magnetite nanoparticles of comparable size are prepared and dispersed in toluene. It is found that the nanofluid with the saturated fatty acid coated nanoparticles show larger viscosity than the fluid with the unsaturated fatty acid coated particles at all concentrations. Thermal conductivity studies show enhancement only above a critical concentration for all fluids...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735068/primary-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-the-era-of-targeted-therapy-prognostic-impact-and-the-role-of-breast-tumour-surgery
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Jana Barinoff, Marcus Schmidt, Andreas Schneeweiss, Winfried Schoenegg, Marc Thill, Stella Keitel, Claus R Lattrich, Axel Hinke, Andreas Kutscheidt, Christian Jackisch
BACKGROUND: Except for meeting the individual palliative need, the benefit of breast surgery in primary metastatic breast cancer (PMBC), also known as de novo metastatic breast cancer, on long-term outcomes remains controversial. Twenty-four hundred and one patients with metastatic breast cancer, enrolled between 2000 and 2011 in two prospective non-interventional studies on targeted therapy, were screened with respect to this question. METHODS: One study investigated trastuzumab therapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer in addition to mainly first-line chemotherapy...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735032/a-prospective-study-of-breastfeeding-intentions-of-healthy-weight-and-overweight-women-as-predictors-of-breastfeeding-outcomes
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Susan J de Jersey, Kimberley Mallan, Justine Forster, Lynne A Daniels
OBJECTIVE: Women with a higher BMI are at increased risk of breastfeeding for a shorter duration, however it is unclear if weight status itself or other factors such as feeding intentions are responsible for early breastfeeding cessation. The aim of this study was determine the influence of maternal pre-pregnancy weight status on infant feeding intentions during pregnancy using a validated scale and assess whether high intentions to exclusively breastfeed measured during pregnancy predicted feeding mode at discharge and at 4 months postpartum in both healthy weight (Hwt) (BMI< 25kg/m(2)) and overweight (Owt)(BMI > 25kg/m(2)) women...
July 5, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734971/robotic-assistance-confers-ambidexterity-to-laparoscopic-surgeons
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Souzana Choussein, Serene S Srouji, Leslie V Farland, Ashley Wietsma, Stacey A Missmer, Michael Hollis, Richard N Yu, Charles N Pozner, Antonio R Gargiulo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a robotic surgical platform can complement the fine motor skills of the non-dominant hand, compensating for the innate difference in dexterity between the surgeon's hands, thereby conferring virtual ambidexterity. DESIGN: Crossover intervention study. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Level II-1 evidence. SETTING: Centers for medical simulation of two tertiary care hospitals of Harvard Medical School...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734958/the-relative-importance-of-water-temperature-and-residence-time-in-predicting-cyanobacteria-abundance-in-regulated-rivers
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YoonKyung Cha, Kyung Hwa Cho, Hyuk Lee, Taegu Kang, Joon Ha Kim
Despite a growing awareness of the problems associated with cyanobacterial blooms in rivers, and particularly in regulated rivers, the drivers of bloom formation and abundance in rivers are not well understood. We developed a Bayesian hierarchical model to assess the relative importance of predictors of summer cyanobacteria abundance, and to test whether the relative importance of each predictor varies by site, using monitoring data from 16 sites in the four major rivers of South Korea. The results suggested that temperature and residence time, but not nutrient levels, are important predictors of summer cyanobacteria abundance in rivers...
July 18, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734955/predicting-the-nodal-status-in-gastric-cancers-the-role-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-histogram-characteristic-analysis
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Song Liu, Yujuan Zhang, Jie Xia, Ling Chen, Wenxian Guan, Yue Guan, Yun Ge, Jian He, Zhengyang Zhou
PURPOSE: To explore the application of histogram analysis in preoperative T and N staging of gastric cancers, with a focus on characteristic parameters of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-seven patients with gastric cancers underwent diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (b=0, 1000s/mm(2)), which generated ADC maps. Whole-volume histogram analysis was performed on ADC maps and 7 characteristic parameters were obtained...
July 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734875/investigation-of-the-feasibility-of-non-invasive-optical-sensors-for-the-quantitative-assessment-of-dehydration
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Cobus Visser, Eduard Kieser, Kiran Dellimore, Dawie van den Heever, Johan Smith
This study explores the feasibility of prospectively assessing infant dehydration using four non-invasive, optical sensors based on the quantitative and objective measurement of various clinical markers of dehydration. The sensors were investigated to objectively and unobtrusively assess the hydration state of an infant based on the quantification of capillary refill time (CRT), skin recoil time (SRT), skin temperature profile (STP) and skin tissue hydration by means of infrared spectrometry (ISP). To evaluate the performance of the sensors a clinical study was conducted on a cohort of 10 infants (aged 6-36 months) with acute gastroenteritis...
July 19, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734844/tlr3-blockade-in-rhinovirus-induced-experimental-asthma-exacerbations-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Philip E Silkoff, Susan Flavin, Robert Gordon, Mathew J Loza, Peter J Sterk, Rene Lutter, Zuzana Diamant, Ronald B Turner, Brian J Lipworth, David Proud, Dave Singh, Andreas Eich, Vibeke Backer, James E Gern, Christian Herzmann, Scott A Halperin, Tjeert T Mensinga, Alfred M Del Vecchio, Patrick Branigan, Lani San Mateo, Frédéric Baribaud, Elliot S Barnathan, Sebastian L Johnston
BACKGROUND: Human rhinoviruses (HRV) commonly precipitate asthma exacerbations. TLR3, an innate pattern-recognition receptor, is triggered by HRV driving inflammation that may worsen asthma. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an inhibitory monoclonal antibody to TLR3, CNTO3157, on experimental HRV-16 inoculation in healthy and asthmatic subjects. METHODS: In this double-blind multicenter randomized parallel-group study in North America and Europe, healthy and mild-moderate stable asthmatic subjects received single or multiple doses of CNTO 3157 or placebo, respectively, and were then inoculated with HRV-16 within 72 hours...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734742/efficacy-of-a-nonadjuvanted-recombinant-felv-vaccine-and-two-inactivated-felv-vaccines-when-subject-to-consistent-virulent-felv-challenge-conditions
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Deborah A Grosenbaugh, Valérie Frances-Duvert, Shabnam Abedi, Bradley Feilmeier, Hongyu Ru, Hervé Poulet
The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of three FeLV vaccines, under identical conditions in a laboratory challenge model that closely mimics natural infection. Four groups of cats (n = 20 per group) were administered two doses of vaccine, 21 days apart, starting at 9-10 weeks of age (Purevax(®) FeLV, Versifel(®) FeLV, Nobivac(®) feline 2-FeLV, and a placebo). Cats were challenged 3 weeks later with a virulent, heterologous FeLV isolate. FeLV antigenemia was determined at weekly intervals from 3 to 15 weeks postchallenge...
July 19, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734533/changes-in-pitching-mechanics-after-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-in-major-league-baseball-pitchers
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Daniel A Portney, Jake M Lazaroff, Lucas T Buchler, Stephen M Gryzlo, Matthew D Saltzman
BACKGROUND: Medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction is a common procedure performed on Major League Baseball pitchers. Variations in pitching mechanics before and after UCL reconstructive surgery are not well understood. METHODS: Publicly available pitch tracking data (PITCHf/x) were compared for all Major League Baseball pitchers who underwent UCL reconstruction between 2008 and 2013. Specific parameters analyzed were fastball percentage, release location, velocity, and movement of each pitch type...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734526/development-and-clinical-application-of-a-computer-aided-real-time-feedback-system-for-detecting-in-bed-physical-activities
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Liang-Hsuan Lu, Shang-Lin Chiang, Shun-Hwa Wei, Chueh-Ho Lin, Wen-Hsu Sung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Being bedridden long-term can cause deterioration in patients' physiological function and performance, limiting daily activities and increasing the incidence of falls and other accidental injuries. Little research has been carried out in designing effective detecting systems to monitor the posture and status of bedridden patients and to provide accurate real-time feedback on posture. The purposes of this research were to develop a computer-aided system for real-time detection of physical activities in bed and to validate the system's validity and test-retest reliability in determining eight postures: motion leftward/rightward, turning over leftward/rightward, getting up leftward/rightward, and getting off the bed leftward/rightward...
August 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734261/abundant-plankton-sized-microplastic-particles-in-shelf-waters-of-the-northern-gulf-of-mexico
#20
Rosana Di Mauro, Matthew J Kupchik, Mark C Benfield
Accumulation of marine debris is a global problem that affects the oceans on multiple scales. The majority of floating marine debris is composed of microplastics: plastic particles up to 5 mm in diameter. With similar sizes and appearances to natural food items, these small fragments pose potential risks to many marine organisms including zooplankton and zooplanktivores. Semi-enclosed seas are reported to have high concentrations of microplastics, however, the distribution and concentration of microplastics in one such system, the Gulf of Mexico, remains unknown...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Pollution
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