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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222541/augmented-effects-of-emg-biofeedback-interfaced-with-virtual-reality-on-neuromuscular-control-and-movement-coordination-during-reaching-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Ji Won Yoo, Dong Ryul Lee, Young Joo Cha, Sung Hyun You
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to compare therapeutic effects of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback augmented by virtual reality (VR) and EMG biofeedback alone on the triceps and biceps (T:B) muscle activity imbalance and elbow joint movement coordination during a reaching motor taskOBJECTIVE: To compare therapeutic effects of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback augmented by virtual reality (VR) and EMG biofeedback alone on the triceps and biceps muscle activity imbalance and elbow joint movement coordination during a reaching motor task in normal children and children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
January 30, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222519/genetic-stratification-to-identify-risk-groups-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#2
Riccardo E Marioni, Archie Campbell, Saskia P Hagenaars, Reka Nagy, Carmen Amador, Caroline Hayward, David J Porteous, Peter M Visscher, Ian J Deary
Stratification by genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) may help identify groups with the greatest disease risk. Biological changes that cause late-onset AD are likely to occur years, if not decades prior to diagnosis. Here, we select a subset of the Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study cohort in a likely preclinical age-range of 60-70 years (subset n = 3,495 with cognitive and genetic data). We test for cognitive differences by polygenic risk scores for AD. The polygenic scores are constructed using all available SNPs, excluding those within a 500 kb distance of the APOE locus...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222491/the-predictors-of-quality-of-life-in-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Fatemeh Aliasghari, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi, Tahereh Behroozi Lak
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorder that may be effective in reducing the quality of life. This study aimed to determine the predictors of quality of life in women with PCOS. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 174 women with PCOS who attended in public and private fertility clinics in Urmia (West Azerbaijan, Iran), 2015. The data were collected through the questionnaires of sociodemographic and obstetrics characteristics, quality of life and Beck depression inventory-II...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222333/immunoprofiling-as-a-predictor-of-patient-s-response-to-cancer-therapy-promises-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Daniel Bethmann, Zipei Feng, Bernard A Fox
Immune cell infiltration is common to many tumors and has been recognized by pathologists for more than 100 years. The application of digital imaging and objective assessment software allowed a concise determination of the type and quantity of immune cells and their location relative to the tumor and, in the case of colon cancer, characterized overall survival better than AJCC TNM staging. Subsequently, expression of PD-L1, by 50% or more tumor cells, identified NSCLC patients with double the response rate to anti-PD-1...
February 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222220/meaningful-endpoints-for-therapies-approved-for-hematologic-malignancies
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B Douglas Smith, Amy E DeZern, Alex W Bastian, Brian G M Durie
BACKGROUND: Overall survival (OS) is considered the gold standard for determining treatment efficacy in oncology trials, but the relation between treatment and OS can be challenging to assess because of long study durations and the impact of subsequent therapies on outcome. Using OS can be particularly difficult for new therapies in hematologic malignancies (HMs). METHODS: This retrospective analysis was conducted to characterize the primary endpoints used to support US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals for new drug or novel HM indications between January 2002 and July 2015...
February 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222206/titanium-hydroxyapatite-composites-sintered-at-low-temperature-for-tissue-engineering-in-vitro-cell-support-and-biocompatibility
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Romina Comín, Mariana P Cid, Luciano Grinschpun, Carlos Oldani, Nancy A Salvatierra
BACKGROUND: In clinical orthopedics, a critical problem is the bone tissue loss produced by a disease or injury. The use of composites from titanium and hydroxyapatite for biomedical applications has increased due to the resulting advantageous combination of hydroxyapatite bioactivity and favorable mechanical properties of titanium. Powder metallurgy is a simple and lower-cost method that uses powder from titanium and hydroxyapatite to obtain composites having hydroxyapatite phases in a metallic matrix...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222173/back-to-basics-the-effects-of-block-vs-interleaved-trial-administration-on-pro-and-anti-saccade-performance
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Liran Zeligman, Ari Z Zivotofsky
The pro and anti-saccade task (PAT) is a widely used tool in the study of overt and covert attention with promising potential role in neurocognitive and psychiatric assessment. However, specific PAT protocols can vary significantly between labs, potentially resulting in large variations in findings across studies. In light of recent calls towards a standardization of PAT the current study's objective was to systematically and purposely evaluate the effects of block vs. interleaved administration-a fundamental consideration-on PAT measures in a within subject design...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222163/investigating-human-geographic-origins-using-dual-isotope-87sr-86sr-%C3%AE-18o-assignment-approaches
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Jason E Laffoon, Till F Sonnemann, Termeh Shafie, Corinne L Hofman, Ulrik Brandes, Gareth R Davies
Substantial progress in the application of multiple isotope analyses has greatly improved the ability to identify nonlocal individuals amongst archaeological populations over the past decades. More recently the development of large scale models of spatial isotopic variation (isoscapes) has contributed to improved geographic assignments of human and animal origins. Persistent challenges remain, however, in the accurate identification of individual geographic origins from skeletal isotope data in studies of human (and animal) migration and provenance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222155/glm-based-optimization-of-ngs-data-analysis-a-case-study-of-roche-454-ion-torrent-pgm-and-illumina-nextseq-sequencing-data
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Sarah Sandmann, Aniek O de Graaf, Bert A van der Reijden, Joop H Jansen, Martin Dugas
BACKGROUND: There are various next-generation sequencing techniques, all of them striving to replace Sanger sequencing as the gold standard. However, false positive calls of single nucleotide variants and especially indels are a widely known problem of basically all sequencing platforms. METHODS: We considered three common next-generation sequencers-Roche 454, Ion Torrent PGM and Illumina NextSeq-and applied standard as well as optimized variant calling pipelines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222128/what-do-sales-data-tell-us-about-implant-survival
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Rudolf Seemann, Alexander Jirku, Florian Wagner, Arno Wutzl
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of implant diameter, length and shape on a surrogate parameter of implant survival; i.e. the implant return rate in a big data analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted and the factors influencing the success rates of 69,377 sold implants over a seven-year period were evaluated. The osseointegration program of a reseller provides reliable data of a single country. Implant loss rates were investigated using logistic regression models and regressed by implant type, diameter, and length...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222031/a-retrospective-analysis-of-longitudinal-changes-in-bone-mineral-content-in-cystic-fibrosis
#11
Adela Chirita-Emandi, Sheila Shepherd, Andreas Kyriakou, Jane D McNeilly, Carol Dryden, Donna Corrigan, Anne Devenny, Syed Faisal Ahmed
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe the longitudinal changes in bone mineral content and influencing factors, in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS: One hundred children (50 females) had dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) performed. Of these, 48 and 24 children had two to three scans, respectively over 10 years of follow-up. DXA data were expressed as lumbar spine bone mineral content standard deviation score (LSBMCSDS) adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity and bone area...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221995/deep-cascade-cascading-3d-deep-neural-networks-for-fast-anomaly-detection-and-localization-in-crowded-scenes
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Mohammad Sabokrou, Mohsen Fayyaz, Mahmood Fathy, Reinhard Klette
This paper proposes a fast and reliable method for anomaly detection and localization in video data showing crowded scenes. Time-efficient anomaly localization is an ongoing challenge and subject of this paper. We propose a cubicpatch- based method, characterised by a cascade of classifiers, which makes use of an advanced feature-learning approach. Our cascade of classifiers has two main stages. First, a light but deep 3D auto-encoder is used for early identification of "many" normal cubic patches. This deep network operates on small cubic patches as being the first stage, before carefully resizing remaining candidates of interest, and evaluating those at the second stage using a more complex and deeper 3D convolutional neural network (CNN)...
February 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221977/dietary-exposure-and-natural-occurrence-of-total-aflatoxins-in-basmati-rice-of-pakistan
#13
Nighat Sultana, Iffat Tahira, Mumtaz Kausar, Syed Mujahid Hassan, Nafeesa Qudsia Hanif
This study presents the assessment of total aflatoxins (TAFs) in basmati rice (brown, 1,081; white, 1,170) collected from different areas of Punjab, Pakistan, during 2010 to 2015. Due to the carcinogenicity of TAFs, daily dietary exposure is also evaluated based on rice consumption survey data. Methodology was standardized by matrix spike recoveries at four fortification levels (0.1, 0.5, 2.5, and 12.5 ng/g) for TAFs (aflatoxins B1 [AFB1], B2 [AFB2], G1 [AFG1], and G2 [AFG2]). The present study reveals that 1,750 samples (77...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221963/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-enterobacteriaceae-in-shell-eggs-from-small-scale-poultry-farms-and-farmers-markets
#14
A Kilonzo-Nthenge, S N Nahashon, S Godwin, S Liu, D Long
Public health concerns over the emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria have increased recently. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of antimicrobial resistant Enterobacteriaceae in shell eggs purchased from small poultry farms and farmers' markets. A total of 504 eggs were pooled to make 252 composite samples, consisting of 2 eggs per composite. The microbial quality of shell eggs was determined by standard quantitative, biochemical, and PCR techniques. Susceptibility to 13 antimicrobial agents was determined by the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion technique, and results were interpreted based on Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute values...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221954/molecular-detection-of-the-three-major-pathogenic-vibrio-species-from-seafood-products-and-sediments-in-tunisia-using-real-time-pcr
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Morsi Gdoura, Hanen Sellami, Hanen Nasfi, Rahma Trabelsi, Sabeur Mansour, Touraya Attia, Siwar Nsaibia, Tatiana Vallaeys, Radhouane Gdoura, Mariam Siala
: Vibrio spp. have emerged as a serious threat to human health worldwide. V. parahaemolyticus , V. cholerae , and V. vulnificus pose a considerable public health risk in Tunisia because they cause sporadic and epidemic foodborne infections associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked contaminated seafood. More recently, toxR-positive V. alginolyticus was also reported to be a potential source of contaminated seafood. A total of 247 samples, including 113 fishes ( Labrus viridis , Penaeus kerathurus , Diplodus annularis , Diplodus sparaillon , Scorparna porcus , Sarpa salpa , Dentex dentex , Scorparna scrofa , Sardinella aurita , Trachurus trachurus , Synodus saurus , Pagellus erythrinus , and Metapenaeus monoceros ), 83 clams ( Ruditapes decussatus species), 30 seawater samples, and 21 sediment samples were analyzed using traditional culture methods (ISO/TS 21872-1; International Organization for Standardization 2007) and a conventional PCR method for Vibrio spp...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221923/matrix-specific-method-validation-of-an-automated-most-probable-number-system-for-use-in-measuring-bacteriological-quality-of-grade-a-milk-products
#16
Samantha Lindemann, Matthew Kmet, Ravinder Reddy, Steffen Uhlig
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees a long-standing cooperative federal and state milk sanitation program that uses the grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance standards to maintain the safety of grade "A" milk sold in the United States. The Pasteurized Milk Ordinance requires that grade "A" milk samples be tested using validated total aerobic bacterial and coliform count methods. The objective of this project was to conduct an interlaboratory method validation study to compare performance of a film plate method with an automated most-probable-number method for total aerobic bacterial and coliform counts, using statistical approaches from international data standards...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221907/salmonella-presence-in-mandibular-mesenteric-and-subiliac-lymph-nodes-collected-from-sheep-and-goats-in-the-united-states
#17
Keelyn E Hanlon, Markus F Miller, Lacey M Guillen, Mindy M Brashears
Even though often underappreciated in the United States, meat derived from goats and lambs is a valuable global commodity. Although extensive studies have been conducted examining pathogen prevalence in beef, pork, and poultry species, less research is available about pathogen presence in small ruminants. Understanding the presence of Salmonella in small ruminants can influence processing method improvements for these species to minimize food safety risks. The objective of this study was to establish the Salmonella presence in lymph nodes from sheep (n = 311) and goats (n =357) in the United States...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221896/accuracy-and-thoroughness-of-treatment-summaries-provided-as-part-of-survivorship-care-plans-prepared-by-two-cancer-centers
#18
Amye J Tevaarwerk, William G Hocking, Jamie L Zeal, Mindy Gribble, Lori Seaborne, Kevin A Buhr, Kari B Wisinski, Mark E Burkard, Douglas A Wiegmann, Mary E Sesto
PURPOSE: Treatment summaries prepared as part of survivorship care planning should correctly and thoroughly report diagnosis and treatment information. METHODS: As part of a clinical trial, summaries were prepared for patients with stage 0 to III breast cancer at two cancer centers. Summaries were prepared per the standard of care at each center via two methods: using the electronic health record (EHR) to create and facilitate autopopulation of content or using manual data entry into an external software program to create the summary...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221823/evaluation-of-a-predictive-low-glucose-management-system-in-clinic
#19
Bruce A Buckingham, Timothy S Bailey, Mark Christiansen, Satish Garg, Stuart Weinzimer, Bruce Bode, Stacey M Anderson, Ron Brazg, Trang Ly, Francine R Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Predictions based on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data are the basis for automatic suspension and resumption of insulin delivery by a predictive low-glucose management feature termed "suspend before low," which is part of the Medtronic MiniMed(®) 640G combined insulin pump and CGM system. This study assessed the safety and performance characteristics of the system in an in-clinic setting at eight sites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In-clinic standardized increases in basal insulin delivery rates were used to induce nocturnal hypoglycemia in subjects (14-75 years) with type 1 diabetes wearing the MiniMed 640G system...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221733/regional-lung-ventilation-pattern-in-preschool-children-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-is-modified-by-bronchodilator-response
#20
Wojciech Durlak, Małgorzata Klimek, Przemko Kwinta
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains a significant long-term complication of prematurity. A standardized method of pulmonary function testing is still not available in preschool children with BPD. We investigated the feasibility of Electrical Impedance Segmentography (EIS) monitoring in this group and the impact of bronchodilator response (BDR) to salbutamol on the pattern of lung ventilation. METHODS: We conducted a follow-up study of 4-year-old premature children who had been treated in the tertiary NICU...
March 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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