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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345415/investigating-complications-associated-with-occipital-nerve-stimulation-a-maude-study
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Joseph Doran, Max Ward, Brittany Ward, Boris Paskhover, Michael Umanoff, Antonios Mammis
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study are to utilize the MAUDE data base to enhance our understanding of the complication profile for Occipital Nerve Stimulation, a therapy for which the current level of evidence is limited. Additionally, it is our objective to describe a systematic approach to processing the MAUDE data, which addresses its flaws and enhances its utility. METHODS: From the FDA website, we accessed adverse events reports from the MAUDE data base for devices used in Occipital Nerve Stimulation between June 30, 2007 and June 30, 2017...
January 18, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345292/preparation-and-characterization-of-the-antibody-recognizing-amacr-inside-its-catalytic-center
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Boris V Popov, Gleb I Sutula, Nikolay S Petrov, Ximing J Yang
Alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR) catalyzes the β-oxidation of fatty acids and is overexpressed in carcinomas in various organs, while its inactivation results in the inhibition of cancer growth. In the present study, we prepared and characterized 20 different mouse monoclonal antibodies against human AMACR. In the course of biopanning of a phage peptide commercial library against in-house prepared 6H9 and 2A5, and commercial 13H4 antibodies, 10 phage mimotopes recognized by each type of the antibody were selected...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344129/update-on-radionuclide-therapy-in-oncology
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Cornelia Nitipir, Dana Niculae, Cristina Orlov, Maria Alexandra Barbu, Bogdan Popescu, Ana Maria Popa, Anca Mihaela Stoian Pantea, Adina Elena Stanciu, Bianca Galateanu, Octav Ginghina, Georgios Z Papadakis, Boris N Izotov, Demetrios A Spandidos, Aristides M Tsatsakis, Carolina Negrei
Unstable isotopes and their capacity to emit ionizing radiation have been employed in clinical practice not only for diagnostic, but also for therapeutic purposes, with significant contribution in several fields of medicine and primarily in the management of oncologic patients. Their efficacy is associated with their ability to provide the targeted delivery of ionizing radiation for a determined duration. These compounds can be used for curative or palliative treatment, as well as for a diagnostic-therapeutic (theranostic) approach...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343741/species-distribution-modelling-contrasting-presence-only-models-with-plot-abundance-data
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Vitor H F Gomes, Stéphanie D IJff, Niels Raes, Iêda Leão Amaral, Rafael P Salomão, Luiz de Souza Coelho, Francisca Dionízia de Almeida Matos, Carolina V Castilho, Diogenes de Andrade Lima Filho, Dairon Cárdenas López, Juan Ernesto Guevara, William E Magnusson, Oliver L Phillips, Florian Wittmann, Marcelo de Jesus Veiga Carim, Maria Pires Martins, Mariana Victória Irume, Daniel Sabatier, Jean-François Molino, Olaf S Bánki, José Renan da Silva Guimarães, Nigel C A Pitman, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade, Abel Monteagudo Mendoza, Bruno Garcia Luize, Eduardo Martins Venticinque, Evlyn Márcia Moraes de Leão Novo, Percy Núñez Vargas, Thiago Sanna Freire Silva, Angelo Gilberto Manzatto, John Terborgh, Neidiane Farias Costa Reis, Juan Carlos Montero, Katia Regina Casula, Beatriz S Marimon, Ben-Hur Marimon, Euridice N Honorio Coronado, Ted R Feldpausch, Alvaro Duque, Charles Eugene Zartman, Nicolás Castaño Arboleda, Timothy J Killeen, Bonifacio Mostacedo, Rodolfo Vasquez, Jochen Schöngart, Rafael L Assis, Marcelo Brilhante Medeiros, Marcelo Fragomeni Simon, Ana Andrade, William F Laurance, José Luís Camargo, Layon O Demarchi, Susan G W Laurance, Emanuelle de Sousa Farias, Henrique Eduardo Mendonça Nascimento, Juan David Cardenas Revilla, Adriano Quaresma, Flavia R C Costa, Ima Célia Guimarães Vieira, Bruno Barçante Ladvocat Cintra, Hernán Castellanos, Roel Brienen, Pablo R Stevenson, Yuri Feitosa, Joost F Duivenvoorden, Gerardo A Aymard C, Hugo F Mogollón, Natalia Targhetta, James A Comiskey, Alberto Vicentini, Aline Lopes, Gabriel Damasco, Nállarett Dávila, Roosevelt García-Villacorta, Carolina Levis, Juliana Schietti, Priscila Souza, Thaise Emilio, Alfonso Alonso, David Neill, Francisco Dallmeier, Leandro Valle Ferreira, Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Daniel Praia, Dário Dantas do Amaral, Fernanda Antunes Carvalho, Fernanda Coelho de Souza, Kenneth Feeley, Luzmila Arroyo, Marcelo Petratti Pansonato, Rogerio Gribel, Boris Villa, Juan Carlos Licona, Paul V A Fine, Carlos Cerón, Chris Baraloto, Eliana M Jimenez, Juliana Stropp, Julien Engel, Marcos Silveira, Maria Cristina Peñuela Mora, Pascal Petronelli, Paul Maas, Raquel Thomas-Caesar, Terry W Henkel, Doug Daly, Marcos Ríos Paredes, Tim R Baker, Alfredo Fuentes, Carlos A Peres, Jerome Chave, Jose Luis Marcelo Pena, Kyle G Dexter, Miles R Silman, Peter Møller Jørgensen, Toby Pennington, Anthony Di Fiore, Fernando Cornejo Valverde, Juan Fernando Phillips, Gonzalo Rivas-Torres, Patricio von Hildebrand, Tinde R van Andel, Ademir R Ruschel, Adriana Prieto, Agustín Rudas, Bruce Hoffman, César I A Vela, Edelcilio Marques Barbosa, Egleé L Zent, George Pepe Gallardo Gonzales, Hilda Paulette Dávila Doza, Ires Paula de Andrade Miranda, Jean-Louis Guillaumet, Linder Felipe Mozombite Pinto, Luiz Carlos de Matos Bonates, Natalino Silva, Ricardo Zárate Gómez, Stanford Zent, Therany Gonzales, Vincent A Vos, Yadvinder Malhi, Alexandre A Oliveira, Angela Cano, Bianca Weiss Albuquerque, Corine Vriesendorp, Diego Felipe Correa, Emilio Vilanova Torre, Geertje van der Heijden, Hirma Ramirez-Angulo, José Ferreira Ramos, Kenneth R Young, Maira Rocha, Marcelo Trindade Nascimento, Maria Natalia Umaña Medina, Milton Tirado, Ophelia Wang, Rodrigo Sierra, Armando Torres-Lezama, Casimiro Mendoza, Cid Ferreira, Cláudia Baider, Daniel Villarroel, Henrik Balslev, Italo Mesones, Ligia Estela Urrego Giraldo, Luisa Fernanda Casas, Manuel Augusto Ahuite Reategui, Reynaldo Linares-Palomino, Roderick Zagt, Sasha Cárdenas, William Farfan-Rios, Adeilza Felipe Sampaio, Daniela Pauletto, Elvis H Valderrama Sandoval, Freddy Ramirez Arevalo, Isau Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Karina Garcia-Cabrera, Lionel Hernandez, Luis Valenzuela Gamarra, Miguel N Alexiades, Susamar Pansini, Walter Palacios Cuenca, William Milliken, Joana Ricardo, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Edwin Pos, Hans Ter Steege
Species distribution models (SDMs) are widely used in ecology and conservation. Presence-only SDMs such as MaxEnt frequently use natural history collections (NHCs) as occurrence data, given their huge numbers and accessibility. NHCs are often spatially biased which may generate inaccuracies in SDMs. Here, we test how the distribution of NHCs and MaxEnt predictions relates to a spatial abundance model, based on a large plot dataset for Amazonian tree species, using inverse distance weighting (IDW). We also propose a new pipeline to deal with inconsistencies in NHCs and to limit the area of occupancy of the species...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343492/boris-johnson-is-criticised-for-repeating-claims-that-nhs-will-benefit-from-brexit
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Gareth Iacobucci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342299/benefit-of-left-atrial-appendage-electrical-isolation-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jorge Romero, Gregory F Michaud, Ricardo Avendano, David F Briceño, Saurabh Kumar, Juan Carlos Diaz, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Carola Gianni, Domenico Della Rocca, Riccardo Proietti, Laura Perrotta, Stefano Bordignon, Julian K R Chun, Boris Schmidt, Mario Garcia, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase
Aims: The long-term outcomes of left atrial appendage electrical isolation (LAAEI) in patients with non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) have corroborated the significant role of the LAA in this arrhythmia. We sought to investigate the incremental benefit of LAAEI in patients undergoing catheter ablation for persistent AF or long-standing persistent AF (LSPAF). Methods and results: A systematic review of Medline, Cochrane, and Embase for all the clinical studies in which assessment LAAEI in non-paroxysmal AF patients was performed...
January 12, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342114/gan-based-laser-wireless-power-transfer-system
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Carlo De Santi, Matteo Meneghini, Alessandro Caria, Ezgi Dogmus, Malek Zegaoui, Farid Medjdoub, Boris Kalinic, Tiziana Cesca, Gaudenzio Meneghesso, Enrico Zanoni
The aim of this work is to present a potential application of gallium nitride-based optoelectronic devices. By using a laser diode and a photodetector, we designed and demonstrated a free-space compact and lightweight wireless power transfer system, whose efficiency is limited by the efficiency of the receiver. We analyzed the effect of the electrical load, temperature, partial absorption and optical excitation distribution on the efficiency, by identifying heating and band-filling as the most impactful processes...
January 17, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340813/impact-of-laparoscopy-in-patients-aged-over-70%C3%A2-years-requiring-distal-pancreatectomy-a-french-multicentric-comparative-study
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Regis Souche, David Fuks, Julie Perinel, Astrid Herrero, Françoise Guillon, Isabelle Pirlet, Thierry Perniceni, Frederic Borie, Antonio Sa Cunha, Brice Gayet, Jean-Michel Fabre
BACKGROUND: Few data are available concerning short-term results of minimally invasive surgery in patients > 70 years old requiring distal pancreatectomy. The aim of this study was to compare short-term results after laparoscopic (LDP) versus open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) in this subgroup of patients. METHODS: All patients > 70 years who underwent distal pancreatectomy in 3 expert centers between 1995 and 2017 were included and data were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339662/cytogenetic-characterization-of-eight-odonata-species-originating-from-the-curonian-spit-the-baltic-sea-russia-using-c-banding-and-fish-with-18s-rdna-and-telomeric-ttagg-n-probes
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Valentina G Kuznetsova, Anna Maryańska-Nadachowska, Nazar A Shapoval, Boris A Anokhin, Anatoly P Shapoval
We studied the karyotypes of 8 dragonfly species originating from the Curonian Spit (the Baltic Sea, Russia) using C-banding and FISH with 18S rDNA and "insect" telomeric (TTAGG)n probes. Our results show that Leucorrhinia rubicunda, Libellula depressa, L. quadrimaculata, Orthetrum cancellatum, Sympetrum danae, and S. vulgatum from the family Libellulidae, as well as Cordulia aenea and Epitheca bimaculata from the family Corduliidae share 2n = 25 (24 + X) in males, with a minute pair of m-chromosomes being present in every karyotype except for that of C...
January 17, 2018: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339574/phase-diagram-of-carbon-and-the-factors-limiting-the-quantity-and-size-of-natural-diamonds
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Vladimir Blank, Valentin Churkin, Boris Kulnitskiy, Igor A Perezhogin, Alexey Kirichenko, Viktor Denisov, Sergey Erohin, Pavel Sorokin, Mikhail Popov
Phase diagrams of carbon, and those focusing on the graphite-to-diamond transitional conditions in particular, are of great interest for fundamental and applied research. The present study introduces a number of experiments carried out to convert graphite under high-pressure conditions, showing a formation of stable phase of fullerene-type onions cross-linked by sp3-bonds in the 55-115 GPa pressure range instead of diamonds formation (even at temperature 2000-3000 K) and the already formed diamonds turn into carbon onions...
January 17, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339508/human-ectoparasites-and-the-spread-of-plague-in-europe-during-the-second-pandemic
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Katharine R Dean, Fabienne Krauer, Lars Walløe, Ole Christian Lingjærde, Barbara Bramanti, Nils Chr Stenseth, Boris V Schmid
Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, can spread through human populations by multiple transmission pathways. Today, most human plague cases are bubonic, caused by spillover of infected fleas from rodent epizootics, or pneumonic, caused by inhalation of infectious droplets. However, little is known about the historical spread of plague in Europe during the Second Pandemic (14-19th centuries), including the Black Death, which led to high mortality and recurrent epidemics for hundreds of years. Several studies have suggested that human ectoparasite vectors, such as human fleas (Pulex irritans) or body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus), caused the rapidly spreading epidemics...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339375/tusc2-immunogene-synergizes-with-anti-pd1-through-enhanced-proliferation-and-infiltration-of-natural-killer-cells-in-syngeneic-kras-mutant-mouse-lung-cancer-models
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Ismail M Meraz, Mourad Majidi, Xiaobo Cao, Heather Lin, Lerong Li, Jing Wang, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, David Rice, Boris Sepesi, Lin Ji, Jack A Roth
Expression of the multikinase inhibitor encoded by tumor suppressor gene TUSC2 (also known as FUS1) is lost or decreased in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). TUSC2 delivered systemically by nanovesicles has mediated tumor regression in clinical trials. Because of the role of TUSC2 in regulating immune cells, we assessed TUSC2 efficacy on antitumor immune responses alone and in combination with anti-PD-1 in two Kras-mutant syngeneic mouse lung cancer models. TUSC2 alone significantly reduced tumor growth and prolonged survival compared with anti-PD-1...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337667/revised-roles-of-isl1-in-a-hes-cell-based-model-of-human-heart-chamber-specification
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Roberto Quaranta, Jakob Fell, Frank Rühle, Jyoti Rao, Ilaria Piccini, Marcos J Araúzo-Bravo, Arie O Verkerk, Monika Stoll, Boris Greber
The transcription factor ISL1 is thought to be key for conveying the multipotent and proliferative properties of cardiac precursor cells. Here, we investigate its function upon cardiac induction of human embryonic stem cells. We find that ISL1 does not stabilize the transient cardiac precursor cell state but rather serves to accelerate cardiomyocyte differentiation. Conversely, ISL1 depletion delays cardiac differentiation and respecifies nascent cardiomyocytes from a ventricular to an atrial identity. Mechanistic analyses integrate this unrecognized anti-atrial function of ISL1 with known and newly identified atrial inducers...
January 16, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336721/using-hydrogen-peroxide-to-prevent-antibody-disulfide-bond-reduction-during-manufacturing-process
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Cheng Du, Yunping Huang, Ameya Borwankar, Zhijun Tan, Anthony Cura, Joon Chong Yee, Nripen Singh, Richard Ludwig, Michael Borys, Sanchayita Ghose, Nesredin Mussa, Zheng Jian Li
During large-scale monoclonal antibody manufacturing, disulfide bond reduction of antibodies, which results in generation of low molecule weight species, is occasionally observed. When this happens, the drug substance does not meet specifications. Many investigations have been conducted across the biopharmaceutical industry to identify the root causes, and multiple strategies have been proposed to mitigate the problem. The reduction is correlated with the release of cellular reducing components and depletion of dissolved oxygen before, during, and after harvest...
January 16, 2018: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336587/spatially-resolved-spectral-powder-analysis-experiments-and-modeling
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Otto Scheibelhofer, Patrick R Wahl, Boris Larchevêque, Fabien Chauchard, Johannes G Khinast
Understanding the behavior of light in granular media is necessary for determining the sample size, shape, and weight when probing using fiber optic setups. This is required for a correct estimate of the active pharmaceutical ingredient content in a pharmaceutical blend via near-infrared spectroscopy. Several strategies to describe the behavior of light in granular and turbid media exist. A common approach is the Monte-Carlo simulation of individual photons and their description using mean free path lengths for scattering and absorption...
January 1, 2018: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336028/the-role-of-the-head-in-configural-body-processing-behavioural-and-electrophysiological-evidence-from-the-inversion-and-scrambling-effect
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Denise Soria Bauser, Boris Suchan
The present study aimed to further explore the role of the head for configural body processing by comparing complete bodies with headless bodies and faceless heads (Experiment 1). A second aim was to further explore the role of the eye region in configural face processing (Experiment 2). Due to that, we conducted a second experiment with complete faces, eyeless faces, and eyes. In addition, we used two effects to manipulate configural processing: the effect of stimulus inversion and scrambling. The current data clearly show an inversion effect for intact bodies presented with head and faces including the eye region...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335349/efficacy-of-continuous-interleukin-1-blockade-in-mevalonate-kinase-deficiency-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-in-13-adult-patients-and-literature-review
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Samuel Deshayes, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Arnaud Hot, Cécile-Audrey Durel, Eric Hachulla, Nicolas Rouanes, Sylvain Audia, Thomas Le Gallou, Pierre Quartier, Geoffrey Urbanski, Laurent Messer, Stéphane Klein, Hubert de Boysson, Boris Bienvenu, Gilles Grateau, Achille Aouba
OBJECTIVE: To report efficacy and tolerance of interleukin 1 blockade in adult patients with mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD). METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on 13 patients with MKD who had received anakinra (n = 10) and canakinumab (n = 7). RESULTS: Anakinra resulted in complete or partial remission in 3/10 and 5/10 patients, respectively, and no efficacy in 2/10, but a switch to canakinumab led to partial remission. Canakinumab resulted in complete or partial remission in 3/7 and 4/7 patients, respectively...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335163/n-n-diethylmethylamine-as-lineshape-standard-for-nmr-above-130%C3%A2-k
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Keith J Fritzsching, Boris Itin, Ann E McDermott
We demonstrate that N,N-Diethylmethylamine (DEMA) is a useful compound for shimming the magnetic field when doing NMR experiments at room temperature and 130 K, near the temperature used in many dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) experiments. The resonance assigned to the N-methyl carbon in DEMA at 14.7 T and 140 K has a full-width-half-max linewidth of <4 Hz and has a spin-lattice relaxation time of 0.17 ± 0.03 s.
December 30, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334263/new-cytotoxic-natural-products-from-the-mangrove-biome-covering-the-period-2007-2015
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Boris Pejin, Miodrag Glumac
Nowadays, the mangrove biome is considered to be a profound resource of natural products usually possessing cytotoxicity of a broader range. Covering the period 2007-2015, a total of 21 new naturally occurring compounds has stood out. For example, xylogranin B and swietephragmin C were found to exhibit very potent cytotoxic activity against the colon HCT-116 cells reaching IC50 values of 0.05 and 0.06 μM, respectively. Bearing in mind the efficacy of the majority compounds in the preliminary in vitro screens, these studies should be expanded to both ex vivo and in vivo screens including the evaluation of the relevant toxicological profiles...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333816/national-health-care-network-for-children-with-oral-clefts-organization-functioning-and-preliminary-outcomes
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Agustina Cassinelli, Nadia Pauselli, Agustina Piola, Claudia Martinelli, José L Alves de Azeved, María P Bidondo, Boris Groisman, Pablo Barbero, Rosa Liascovich, Ana Sala
INTRODUCTION: Oral clefts are major congenital anomalies that may affect the lip and/or palate, and that may also involve the nose and nostrils. In Argentina, their prevalence is approximately 15 per 10 000 births. In 2015, the Ministry of Health of Argentina created a national health care network for children with oral clefts in Argentina through the joint work with the National Registry of Congenital Anomalies (Red Nacional de Anomalías Congénitas, RENAC) (coordinating center for the national network) and the SUMAR Program...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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