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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749156/employee-conscientiousness-agreeableness-and-supervisor-justice-rule-compliance-a-three-study-investigation
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Jason L Huang, Russell Cropanzano, Andrew Li, Ping Shao, Xin-An Zhang, Yuhui Li
Researchers have paid limited attention to what makes organizational authority figures decide to treat their employees either justly or unjustly. Drawing from the actor-focused model of justice, as well as the stereotype content model, we argue that employee conscientiousness and agreeableness can impact the extent to which supervisors adhere to normative rules for distributive, procedural, informational, and interpersonal justice, as a result of supervisors' evaluations of their employees' effort and their liking of the employees...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747297/photoaging-mobile-apps-as-a-novel-opportunity-for-melanoma-prevention-pilot-study
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Titus Josef Brinker, Dirk Schadendorf, Joachim Klode, Ioana Cosgarea, Alexander Rösch, Philipp Jansen, Ingo Stoffels, Benjamin Izar
BACKGROUND: Around 90% of melanomas are caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure and are therefore eminently preventable. Unhealthy tanning behavior is mostly initiated in early adolescence, often with the belief that it increases attractiveness; the problems related to skin atrophy and malignant melanoma are too far in the future to fathom. Photoaging desktop programs, in which an image is altered to predict future appearance, have been successful in positively influencing behavior in adiposity or tobacco prevention settings...
July 26, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747261/enterovirus-d68-infection-in-a-cluster-of-children-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-buenos-aires-argentina-2016
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Victor Ruggieri, Maria Ivana Paz, María Gabriela Peretti, Carlos Rugilo, Rosa Bologna, Cecilia Freire, Silvana Vergel, Andrea Savransky
OBJECTIVE: To report a outbreak of 11 cases of acute asymmetric flaccid myelopathy due to spinal motor neuron injury. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven children, six male, with a mean age of 3 years presented with acute flaccid myelitis. We analyzed clinical features, etiology, neuroradiological images, treatment, and outcome. RESULTS: Nine children had bilateral and asymmetric flaccid myelitis of the upper limbs, 1 had upper limb monoplegia, and 1 presented with hemiparesis...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746217/18f-fluoro-deoxy-glucose-positron-emission-tomography-combined-with-computed-tomography-can-reliably-rule-out-infection-and-cancer-in-patients-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-suspected-of-disease-relapse
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Evan C Frary, Søren Hess, Oke Gerke, Helle Laustrup
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a group of autoimmune diseases characterized by systemic inflammation in small- to medium-sized blood vessels. Although immunosuppressive therapy has greatly improved the prognosis for these patients, there are still significant comorbidities, such as cancer and infection, associated with AAV. These comorbidities are often indistinguishable from an underlying AAV disease relapse, and create a clinical conundrum, as these conditions are normally contraindications for immunosuppressive treatment...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745395/the-foreseeable-harms-of-trump-s-global-gag-rule
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Jeffrey B Bingenheimer, Patty Skuster
As one of his first acts as President of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order reinstating a version of the global gag rule. Under this rule, US grantees are barred from receiving global health funding if they engage in abortion-related work: not only abortion services, but also abortion referrals and counseling or advocacy for the liberalization of abortion laws. Critics of the Trump global gag rule generally raise three classes of objections: (1) that the rule fails to accomplish its presumed objective of reducing the number of abortions; (2) that it negatively affects the health and well-being of individuals and populations in affected countries; and (3) that it interferes with governments' ability to meet their international obligations...
July 26, 2017: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743077/characterization-and-quantitative-analysis-of-phenolic-derivatives-in-longxuetongluo-capsule-by-hplc-dad-it-tof-ms
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Jing Sun, Yuelin Song, Hui Sun, Wenjing Liu, Yunfeng Zhang, Jiao Zheng, Qian Zhang, Yunfang Zhao, Wei Xiao, Pengfei Tu, Jun Li
Longxuetongluo Capsule (LTC), which is derived from the total phenolic extract of Chinese dragon's blood, has been proved to be safe as well as effective towards ischemic stroke. However, the effective material basis remains unclear. The present study thereby focused on the clarification of the qualitative and quantitative properties for the phenolic derivatives in LTC. Regarding homolog-focused chemical profiling, the mass fragmentation patterns of the primary subtypes of phenolic compounds such as homoisoflavanones, flavanes, chalcones, and flavonoid oligomers were summarized by assaying authentic references with hybrid ion trap time-of-flight mass spectrometry, and the chemical structures of 124 phenolic compounds, in total, were unambiguously or tentatively annotated in LTC by matching the accurate mass spectral profiles with the proposed mass cracking rules and those reference substances...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742342/structure-of-thymidylate-kinase-from-candida-albicans-reveals-a-unique-structural-element
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Kaustubh Sinha, Gordon S Rule
The structure of thymidylate kinase from Candida albicans, determined by X-ray crystallography, is reported to a resolution of 2.45 Å with a final Rfree of 0.223. Thymidylate kinase from C. albicans possesses a unique 15 residue loop that is not seen in thymidylate kinases from other genera. The structure reported here reveals that the conformation of this loop is constrained by both intra- and inter-subunit hydrogen bonding and a number of key residues in this loop are conserved among different Candida species of medical importance...
July 25, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741277/analysis-of-subjects-vulnerability-in-a-touch-screen-game-using-behavioral-metrics
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Payam Parsinejad, Rifat Sipahi
In this article, we report results on an experimental study conducted with volunteer subjects playing a touch-screen game with two unique difficulty levels. Subjects have knowledge about the rules of both game levels, but only sufficient playing experience with the easy level of the game, making them vulnerable with the difficult level. Several behavioral metrics associated with subjects' playing the game are studied in order to assess subjects' mental-workload changes induced by their vulnerability. Specifically, these metrics are calculated based on subjects' finger kinematics and decision making times, which are then compared with baseline metrics, namely, performance metrics pertaining to how well the game is played and a physiological metric called pnn50 extracted from heart rate measurements...
July 24, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740629/comparison-of-coronary-artery-disease-guidelines-with-extracted-knowledge-from-data-mining
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Peyman Rezaei-Hachesu, Azadeh Oliyaee, Naser Safaie, Reza Ferdousi
Introduction: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the major causes of disability and death in the world. Accordingly utilizing from a national and update guideline in heart-related disease are essential. Finding interesting rules from CAD data and comparison with guidelines was the objectives of this study. Methods: In this study 1993 valid and completed records related to patients (from 2009 to 2014) who had suffered from CAD were recruited and analyzed. Total of 25 variable including a target variable (CAD) and 24 inputs or predictor variables were used for knowledge discovery...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740622/drug-pricing-and-reimbursement-information-management-processes-and-decision-making-in-the-global-economy
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Dimitrios Tsourougiannis
Background: Cost-containment initiatives are re-shaping the pharmaceutical business environment and affecting market access as well as pricing and reimbursement decisions. Effective price management procedures are too complex to accomplish manually. Prior to February 2013, price management within Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd was done manually using an Excel database. The system was labour intensive, slow to update, and prone to error. An innovative web-based pricing information management system was developed to address the shortcomings of the previous system...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740461/down-for-the-count-cryptosporidium-infection-depletes-the-gut-microbiome-in-coquerel-s-sifakas
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Erin A McKenney, Lydia K Greene, Christine M Drea, Anne D Yoder
Background: The gut microbiome (GMB) is the first line of defense against enteric pathogens, which are a leading cause of disease and mortality worldwide. One such pathogen, the protozoan Cryptosporidium, causes a variety of digestive disorders that can be devastating and even lethal. The Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) - an endangered, folivorous primate endemic to Madagascar - is precariously susceptible to cryptosporidiosis under captive conditions. If left untreated, infection can rapidly advance to morbidity and death...
2017: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739122/idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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C M Freeman, B T Xia, G C Wilson, J D Lewis, S Khan, S J Lee, E E Lower, M J Edwards, E A Shaughnessy
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a rare benign breast disease of women of reproductive age. It usually presents as a painful mass. Since the etiology is unclear, directed diagnosis and management is lacking. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of 14 patients, over twelve years (2004-2016), identified through query of pathology findings. RESULTS: Two asymptomatic patients were diagnosed after oncologic breast resection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738801/charged-residues-next-to-transmembrane-regions-revisited-positive-inside-rule-is-complemented-by-the-negative-inside-depletion-outside-enrichment-rule
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James Alexander Baker, Wing-Cheong Wong, Birgit Eisenhaber, Jim Warwicker, Frank Eisenhaber
BACKGROUND: Transmembrane helices (TMHs) frequently occur amongst protein architectures as means for proteins to attach to or embed into biological membranes. Physical constraints such as the membrane's hydrophobicity and electrostatic potential apply uniform requirements to TMHs and their flanking regions; consequently, they are mirrored in their sequence patterns (in addition to TMHs being a span of generally hydrophobic residues) on top of variations enforced by the specific protein's biological functions...
July 24, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737941/unveiling-the-catalytic-role-of-b-block-histidine-in-the-n-s-acyl-shift-step-of-protein-splicing
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Jon I Mujika, Xabier Lopez
Protein splicing is a post-translational modification that involves the excision of a segment denoted as intein and the joining of its two flanking segments. The process is auto-catalytic, making inteins appealing for many applications in biotechnology, bioengineering, or medicine. The canonical mechanism of protein splicing is composed of four sequential steps, and is initialized by an N-S or N-O acyl shift to form a linear ester. It is well established that a histidine, the most conserved amino acid in all inteins catalyzes this initial step, even though its role remains to be understood...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737810/ionic-diffusion-and-proton-transfer-in-aqueous-solutions-of-alkali-metal-salts
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Giuseppe Cassone, Fabrizio Creazzo, Paolo V Giaquinta, Jiri Sponer, Franz Saija
We report on a series of ab initio molecular dynamics investigations on LiCl, NaCl, and KCl aqueous solutions under the effect of static electric fields. We have found that although in low-to-moderate field intensity regimes the well-known sequence of cationic mobilities μ(K(+)) > μ(Na(+)) > μ(Li(+)) (i.e., the bigger the cation the higher the mobility) is recovered, from intense field strengths this intuitive rule is no longer verified. In fact, field-induced water molecular dissociations lead to more complex phenomena regulating the standard migration properties of the simplest monovalent cations...
July 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736534/self-organizing-complex-networks-individual-versus-global-rules
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Korosh Mahmoodi, Bruce J West, Paolo Grigolini
We introduce a form of Self-Organized Criticality (SOC) inspired by the new generation of evolutionary game theory, which ranges from physiology to sociology. The single individuals are the nodes of a composite network, equivalent to two interacting subnetworks, one leading to strategy choices made by the individuals under the influence of the choices of their nearest neighbors and the other measuring the Prisoner's Dilemma Game payoffs of these choices. The interaction between the two networks is established by making the imitation strength K increase or decrease according to whether the last two payoffs increase or decrease upon increasing or decreasing K...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736392/-i-am-treated-well-if-i-adhere-to-my-hiv-medication-putting-patient-provider-interactions-in-context-through-insights-from-qualitative-research-in-five-sub-saharan-african-countries
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Ken Ondenge, Jenny Renju, Oliver Bonnington, Mosa Moshabela, Joyce Wamoyi, Constance Nyamukapa, Janet Seeley, Alison Wringe, Morten Skovdal
OBJECTIVES: The nature of patient-provider interactions and communication is widely documented to significantly impact on patient experiences, treatment adherence and health outcomes. Yet little is known about the broader contextual factors and dynamics that shape patient-provider interactions in high HIV prevalence and limited-resource settings. Drawing on qualitative research from five sub-Saharan African countries, we seek to unpack local dynamics that serve to hinder or facilitate productive patient-provider interactions...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733882/prediction-of-the-lowest-charge-transfer-excited-state-energy-at-the-donor-acceptor-interface-in-a-condensed-phase-using-ground-state-dft-calculations-with-generalized-kohn-sham-functionals
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Shaohui Zheng, Mengyue Xiao, Yongping Tian, Xue Chen
Knowledge of the charge (electron) transfer process at the donor-acceptor interface is required to understand the working mechanisms of different organic photovoltaic materials. Investigating the lowest charge-transfer state in organic donor-acceptor solar cells is important as it allows the destruction/formation of excitons and polarons to be studied, and is directly related to the open circuit voltage. By performing low-cost and feasible calculations of ground-state electronic structures using the Mulliken rule as well as the optimally tuned range-separated hybrid (OTRSH) density functional and a regular long-range corrected functional, the lowest charge-transfer (CT) state energies of a series of dimers containing functionalized anthracene (the donor) and tetracyanoethylene (the acceptor) were obtained...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732459/crispulator-a-discrete-simulation-tool-for-pooled-genetic-screens
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Tamas Nagy, Martin Kampmann
BACKGROUND: The rapid adoption of CRISPR technology has enabled biomedical researchers to conduct CRISPR-based genetic screens in a pooled format. The quality of results from such screens is heavily dependent on the selection of optimal screen design parameters, which also affects cost and scalability. However, the cost and effort of implementing pooled screens prohibits experimental testing of a large number of parameters. RESULTS: We present CRISPulator, a Monte Carlo method-based computational tool that simulates the impact of screen parameters on the robustness of screen results, thereby enabling users to build intuition and insights that will inform their experimental strategy...
July 21, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731745/event-ready-bell-test-using-entangled-atoms-simultaneously-closing-detection-and-locality-loopholes
#20
Wenjamin Rosenfeld, Daniel Burchardt, Robert Garthoff, Kai Redeker, Norbert Ortegel, Markus Rau, Harald Weinfurter
An experimental test of Bell's inequality allows ruling out any local-realistic description of nature by measuring correlations between distant systems. While such tests are conceptually simple, there are strict requirements concerning the detection efficiency of the involved measurements, as well as the enforcement of spacelike separation between the measurement events. Only very recently could both loopholes be closed simultaneously. Here we present a statistically significant, event-ready Bell test based on combining heralded entanglement of atoms separated by 398 m with fast and efficient measurements of the atomic spin states closing essential loopholes...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
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