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Sarah Tinkler, Rajiv Sharma, Sudeshna Pal, Raven Susu-Mago, Miron Stano
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Access to primary care remains a problem for a substantial portion of the U.S. population, and is predicted to worsen due to an aging population and the increasing burden of chronic diseases. Better integration of nurse practitioners (NPs) into the primary care workforce is a possible solution. We examine offers of appointments with NPs if a requested primary care physician is unavailable. METHODS: Data are from a 2013 audit (simulated patient) study requesting appointment information from a national random sample of primary care physicians...
September 26, 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Karina Banda-R, Alfonso Delgado-Salinas, Kyle G Dexter, Reynaldo Linares-Palomino, Ary Oliveira-Filho, Darién Prado, Martin Pullan, Catalina Quintana, Ricarda Riina, Gina M Rodríguez M, Julia Weintritt, Pedro Acevedo-Rodríguez, Juan Adarve, Esteban Álvarez, Anairamiz Aranguren B, Julián Camilo Arteaga, Gerardo Aymard, Alejandro Castaño, Natalia Ceballos-Mago, Álvaro Cogollo, Hermes Cuadros, Freddy Delgado, Wilson Devia, Hilda Dueñas, Laurie Fajardo, Ángel Fernández, Miller Ángel Fernández, Janet Franklin, Ethan H Freid, Luciano A Galetti, Reina Gonto, Roy González-M, Roger Graveson, Eileen H Helmer, Álvaro Idárraga, René López, Humfredo Marcano-Vega, Olga G Martínez, Hernán M Maturo, Morag McDonald, Kurt McLaren, Omar Melo, Francisco Mijares, Virginia Mogni, Diego Molina, Natalia Del Pilar Moreno, Jafet M Nassar, Danilo M Neves, Luis J Oakley, Michael Oatham, Alma Rosa Olvera-Luna, Flávia F Pezzini, Orlando Joel Reyes Dominguez, María Elvira Ríos, Orlando Rivera, Nelly Rodríguez, Alicia Rojas, Tiina Särkinen, Roberto Sánchez, Melvin Smith, Carlos Vargas, Boris Villanueva, R Toby Pennington
Seasonally dry tropical forests are distributed across Latin America and the Caribbean and are highly threatened, with less than 10% of their original extent remaining in many countries. Using 835 inventories covering 4660 species of woody plants, we show marked floristic turnover among inventories and regions, which may be higher than in other neotropical biomes, such as savanna. Such high floristic turnover indicates that numerous conservation areas across many countries will be needed to protect the full diversity of tropical dry forests...
September 23, 2016: Science
Sultan Ayoub Meo, Abdul Latif Mahesar, Saeed Ahmed Sheikh, Kamran Sattar, Ishfaq A Bukhari
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the research progress of Gulf Cooperation Council countries in science and social sciences. METHODS: This study was conducted in the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from June 2014 to February 2015.All research documents related to the 1996-2013 period having an affiliation with Gulf Cooperation Council countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, were tracked...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Neil Gaskill, Bruce Guido, Cynthia Mago
Henoch-Schonlein purpura is an immunoglobulin A (IgA)-immune complex mediated leukocytoclastic vasculitis that classically manifests with palpable purpura, abdominal pain, arthritis, and hematuria or proteinuria. The condition is much more predominant in children (90% of cases) and commonly follows an upper respiratory infection. We present a case of recurrent Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) complicated by nephritis in an adult female initially categorized as IgA nephropathy (IgAN). We review the pathophysiologic basis of HSP nephritis as the variant of HSP accompanied by renal involvement and its pathogenetic commonality with IgA nephropathy...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Stella Cesari, John Moore, Chunhong Chen, Daryl Webb, Sambasivam Periyannan, Rohit Mago, Maud Bernoux, Evans S Lagudah, Peter N Dodds
Plants possess intracellular immune receptors designated "nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat" (NLR) proteins that translate pathogen-specific recognition into disease-resistance signaling. The wheat immune receptors Sr33 and Sr50 belong to the class of coiled-coil (CC) NLRs. They confer resistance against a broad spectrum of field isolates of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, including the Ug99 lineage, and are homologs of the barley powdery mildew-resistance protein MLA10. Here, we show that, similarly to MLA10, the Sr33 and Sr50 CC domains are sufficient to induce cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana Autoactive CC domains and full-length Sr33 and Sr50 proteins self-associate in planta In contrast, truncated CC domains equivalent in size to an MLA10 fragment for which a crystal structure was previously determined fail to induce cell death and do not self-associate...
September 6, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Amirali Sayadipour, Chrisopher K Kepler, Rajnish Mago, Kenneth M Certa, Mohammad R Rasouli, Alexander R Vaccaro, Todd J Albert, David G Anderson
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested, although not proven, that presence of concomitant psychiatric disorders may increase the inpatient costs for patients undergoing elective surgery. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that elective lumbar fusion surgery is more costly in patients with under treatment for depression. METHODS: This is a retrospective case-control study of 142 patients who underwent elective lumbar fusion. Of those 142 patients, 41 patients were chronically using an antidepressant medication that considered as a "study group", and 101 patients were not taking an antidepressant medication that considered as a "control group"...
June 2016: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Rajnish Mago
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Rajnish Mago
Adverse effects are common, bothersome, and a leading cause of discontinuation of treatment. The methodology for evaluating adverse effects of medications has been greatly neglected, however, especially in comparison to the methodology for assessment of efficacy of medications. Existing methods for assessment and reporting of adverse effects have important limitations leading to lack of much-needed data related to adverse effects. Lastly, there is little systematic research into management of most adverse effects...
September 2016: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Bahjat Fadi Marayati, Victoria Hoskins, Robert W Boger, James F Tucker, Emily S Fishman, Andrew S Bray, Ke Zhang
Meiosis is a highly regulated process by which genetic information is transmitted through sexual reproduction. It encompasses unique mechanisms that do not occur in vegetative cells, producing a distinct, well-regulated meiotic transcriptome. During vegetative growth, many meiotic genes are constitutively transcribed, but most of the resulting mRNAs are rapidly eliminated by the Mmi1-MTREC (Mtl1-Red1 core) complex. While Mmi1-MTREC targets premature meiotic RNAs for degradation by the nuclear 3'-5' exoribonuclease exosome during mitotic growth, its role in meiotic gene expression during meiosis is not known...
September 2016: RNA
Ewelina Magos-Palasyuk, Karol J Fijalkowski, Taras Palasyuk
Over the past few years we have been witnessing a surge of scientific interest to materials exhibiting a rare mechanical effect such as negative linear compressibility (NLC). Here we report on strong NLC found in an ionic molecular crystal of sodium amidoborane (NaAB) - easily-accessible, optically transparent material. In situ Raman measurements revealed abnormal elongation of B-N and N-H bonds of NaAB at pressure about 3 GPa. Ab initio calculations indicate the observed spectroscopic changes are due to an isostructural phase transition accompanied by a stepwise expansion of the crystal along c axis...
2016: Scientific Reports
S Ali, J C-L Yeo, T Magos, M Dickson, E Junor
BACKGROUND: This study reports the clinical outcomes of head and neck adenoid cystic carcinoma treatment over a 20-year period. METHODS: The treatment outcome of 51 head and neck adenoid cystic carcinoma patients treated between 1992 and 2013 were analysed. Patients were stratified into radical treatment and disease control groups. RESULTS: A total of 40 patients underwent surgery and post-operative radiotherapy. The 10-year disease-specific survival rate was 93 per cent...
July 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Jens P Weber, Bertalan K Andrásfalvy, Marina Polito, Ádám Magó, Balázs B Ujfalussy, Judit K Makara
Nonlinear interactions between coactive synapses enable neurons to discriminate between spatiotemporal patterns of inputs. Using patterned postsynaptic stimulation by two-photon glutamate uncaging, here we investigate the sensitivity of synaptic Ca(2+) signalling and long-term plasticity in individual spines to coincident activity of nearby synapses. We find a proximodistally increasing gradient of nonlinear NMDA receptor (NMDAR)-mediated amplification of spine Ca(2+) signals by a few neighbouring coactive synapses along individual perisomatic dendrites...
2016: Nature Communications
Chun-Kai Huang, Yi-Syuan Sie, Yu-Fu Chen, Tian-Sheng Huang, Chung-An Lu
BACKGROUND: The exon junction complex (EJC), which contains four core components, eukaryotic initiation factor 4AIII (eIF4AIII), MAGO/NASHI (MAGO), Y14/Tsunagi/RNA-binding protein 8A, and Barentsz/Metastatic lymph node 51, is formed in both nucleus and cytoplasm, and plays important roles in gene expression. Genes encoding core EJC components have been found in plants, including rice. Currently, the functional characterizations of MAGO and Y14 homologs have been demonstrated in rice. However, it is still unknown whether eIF4AIII is essential for the functional EJC in rice...
2016: BMC Plant Biology
Zi-Ping Yang, Hui-Liang Li, Dong Guo, Shi-Qing Peng
Mago nashi (MAGO) and Y14 proteins are highly conserved among eukaryotes. In this study, we identified two MAGO (designated as HbMAGO1 andHbMAGO2) and two Y14 (designated as HbY14aand HbY14b) genes in the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) genome annotation. Multiple amino acid sequence alignments predicted that HbMAGO and HbY14 proteins are structurally similar to homologous proteins from other species. Tissue-specific expression profiles showed that HbMAGO and HbY14 genes were expressed in at least one of the tissues (bark, flower, latex, leaf and root) examined...
March 2016: Genetics and Molecular Biology
J C Gomez-Verjan, E Estrella-Parra, E R Vazquez-Martinez, I Gonzalez-Sanchez, G Guerrero-Magos, D Mendoza-Villanueva, L Isus, A Alfaro, M Cerbón-Cervantes, P Aloy, R Reyes-Chilpa
Calophyllum brasiliense (Calophyllaceae) is a tropical rain forest tree distributed in Central and South America. It is an important source of tetracyclic dipyrano coumarins (Soulatrolide) and Mammea type coumarins. Soulatrolide is a potent inhibitor of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and displays activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Meanwhile, Mammea A/BA and A/BB, pure or as a mixture, are highly active against several human leukemia cell lines, Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania amazonensis. Nevertheless, there are few studies evaluating their safety profile...
May 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Adam Magos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Kevin Cilano, Zachary Mazanek, Mahmuda Khan, Sarah Metcalfe, Xiao-Ning Zhang
The exon-exon junction complex (EJC) is a conserved eukaryotic multiprotein complex that examines the quality of and determines the availability of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) posttranscriptionally. Four proteins, MAGO, Y14, eIF4AIII and BTZ, function as core components of the EJC. The mechanisms of their interactions and the biological indications of these interactions are still poorly understood in plants. A new mutation, hap1-2. leads to premature pollen death and a reduced seed production in Arabidopsis. This mutation introduces a viable truncated transcript AtMagoΔC...
2016: PloS One
Magda H S Araújo, Gustavo R S Ruiz
Four new species of Hypaeus Simon are described from the Brazilian Amazon, all based on both sexes: H. tridactylus sp. nov. and H. femoratus sp. nov. from Juruti, Pará, and H. poseidon sp. nov. and H. terraemediae sp. nov. from São Félix do Xingu, Pará. Additionally, Asaracus pauciaculeis Caporiacco, 1947 is transferred from Mago O.P.-Cambridge, resulting in Hypaeus pauciaculeis comb. nov. Both sexes of H. taczanowskii (Mello-Leitão, 1948), the type species of Hypaeus, are redescribed for comparisons.
2015: Zootaxa
Alessandro Conforti, Antonio Mollo, Carlo Alviggi, Ioannis Tsimpanakos, Ida Strina, Adam Magos, Giuseppe De Placido
Open myomectomy is the most adopted surgical strategy in the conservative treatment of uterine fibroids. According to several studies, the likelihood that a woman could develop uterine myomas is estimated around 75% by the age of 50. Open myomectomy is nonetheless a complicated surgery in terms of blood loss and need for transfusion. Many strategies have been published with the aim of limiting intra and post-operative bleeding complications. The scope of this review is to describe in detail the different techniques reported in literature focusing on their validity and safety...
September 2015: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Louis de Boisanger, Nicky Blackwell, Tiarnan Magos, Richard Adamson, Omar Hilmi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to analyse the safety and feasibility of day case hemithyroidectomy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed all hemithyroidectomies led by two surgeons across two sites between 2010 and the end of 2013. Patients were divided into 'planned inpatient' or 'planned day case'. RESULTS: Day of discharge, conversion to inpatient procedure, intraoperative and postoperative complications and postoperative presentations or readmission to hospital were analysed...
November 2015: Scottish Medical Journal
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