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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651825/prescription-patterns-and-costs-of-acne-rosacea-medications-in-medicare-patients-vary-by-prescriber-specialty
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Myron Zhang, Jonathan I Silverberg, Benjamin H Kaffenberger
BACKGROUND: Prescription patterns for acne/rosacea medications have not been described in the Medicare population, and comparisons across specialties are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To describe the medications used for treating acne/rosacea in the Medicare population and evaluate differences in costs between specialties. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed of the 2008 and 2010 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Prescription Drug Profiles, which contains 100% of Medicare part D claims...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650604/serum-adiponectin-levels-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
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INTRODUCTION: Adiponectin (APN) is adipose tissue-derived hormone influencing energy metabolism. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) may contribute to the development of disturbances in the hormonal function of adipose tissue (AT), and many disorders observed in untreated patients with GHD coincides with these contributed to low serum APN levels. OBJECTIVES: The assessment of serum adiponectin levels in adolescents and young adults with severe or partial GHD and analysis of relationships between serum APN and GH/IGF-1 axis function impairment as well as cardiometabolic risk factors...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650366/community-based-care-of-the-fibromyalgia-patient-strategies-to-promote-self-management
#3
Kimberly Davis, Lana Sargent, Victoria Menzies
Along with a variety of distressing symptoms, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) brings with it substantial physical, psychosocial, and financial costs. Research shows that self-management is an effective means to manage FM and can lead to fewer healthcare visits. Yet due to the complexity of this disorder, healthcare providers need to be able to tailor treatment to individual patients by understanding effective treatment interventions. Home healthcare nurses (HHNs) are in a unique position to assess and implement effective treatment recommendations in the home setting and as such could consider incorporating self-management strategies into the home visit with the FM patient...
July 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650174/dissolution-processes-at-step-edges-of-calcite-in-water-investigated-by-high-speed-frequency-modulation-atomic-force-microscopy-and-simulation
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Kazuki Miyata, John Tracey, Keisuke Miyazawa, Ville Anton Haapasilta, Peter Spijker, Yuta Kawagoe, Adam S Foster, Katsuo Tsukamoto, Takeshi Fukuma
The microscopic understanding of the crystal growth and dissolution processes have been greatly advanced by the direct imaging of nanoscale step flows by atomic force microscopy (AFM), optical interferometry and x-ray microscopy. However, one of the most fundamental events that govern their kinetics, namely, atomistic events at the step edges have not been well understood. In this study, we have developed high-speed frequency modulation AFM (FM-AFM) and enabled true atomic-resolution imaging in liquid at ~1 s/frame, which is ~50 times faster than the conventional FM-AFM...
June 26, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650005/sub-picomolar-label-free-detection-of-thrombin-using-electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy-of-aptamer-functionalized-mos2
#5
Kai-Chun Lin, Badrinath Jagannath, Sriram Muthukumar, Shalini Prasad
An ultrasensitive aptasensor for the label free non-faradaic detection of thrombin has been demonstrated on molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) nanosheets. These nanosheets were physiochemically immobilized onto a silicon micro-electrode platform. Thrombin detection was achieved through the charge modulation of the electrical double layer due to the specific and dose dependent binding of thrombin to the surface of thiol terminated ssDNA aptamer functionalized MoS2 nanosheets. Electrical double layer charge modulation associated with thrombin binding was characterized using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy...
June 26, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647228/chloramine-demand-estimation-using-surrogate-chemical-and-microbiological-parameters
#6
Sina Moradi, Sanly Liu, Christopher W K Chow, John van Leeuwen, David Cook, Mary Drikas, Rose Amal
A model is developed to enable estimation of chloramine demand in full scale drinking water supplies based on chemical and microbiological factors that affect chloramine decay rate via nonlinear regression analysis method. The model is based on organic character (specific ultraviolet absorbance (SUVA)) of the water samples and a laboratory measure of the microbiological (Fm) decay of chloramine. The applicability of the model for estimation of chloramine residual (and hence chloramine demand) was tested on several waters from different water treatment plants in Australia through statistical test analysis between the experimental and predicted data...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646796/organic-matter-drives-high-interannual-variability-in-methylmercury-concentrations-in-a-subarctic-coastal-sea
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A L Soerensen, A T Schartup, A Skrobonja, E Björn
Levels of neurotoxic methylmercury (MeHg) in phytoplankton are strongly associated with water MeHg concentrations. Because uptake by phytoplankton is the first and largest step of bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs many studies have investigated factors driving seasonal changes in water MeHg concentrations. Organic matter (OM) is widely accepted as an important driver of MeHg production and uptake by phytoplankton but is also known for strong interannual variability in concentration and composition within systems...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646476/the-relationship-between-circulating-adiponectin-leptin-and-vaspin-with-bone-mineral-density-bmd-arterial-calcification-and-stiffness-a-cross-sectional-study-in-post-menopausal-women
#8
N Tanna, K Patel, A E Moore, D Dulnoan, S Edwards, G Hampson
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between circulating adiponectin, leptin and vaspin with bone mineral density (BMD), arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in post-menopausal women. We hypothesised that adipokines produced by adipose tissue may be mediators of bone and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and explain, in part, the observed association between osteoporosis and CVD. DESIGN: We studied 386 ambulant community dwelling postmenopausal women aged (mean [SD] 61 [6...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646314/ozone-and-desiccation-tolerance-in-chlorolichens-are-intimately-connected-a-case-study-based-on-two-species-with-different-ecology
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Stefano Bertuzzi, Elisa Pellegrini, Fabio Candotto Carniel, Guido Incerti, Giacomo Lorenzini, Cristina Nali, Mauro Tretiach
Tropospheric ozone (O3) causes severe damage to many vascular plants but not to lichens. It was recently suggested that this may be due to their high levels of natural defences against the oxidative bursts associated to their fluctuating water content. In this study, the combined effects of watering regime (with or without a daily spray of distilled water), air relative humidity (20 ± 5 vs. 80 ± 5% RH) and O3 (250 vs. 0 ppb, 5 h day(-1) for 2 weeks) were monitored in two chlorolichens with different ecology, Parmotrema perlatum and Xanthoria parietina...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645753/multi-immunoreaction-based-dual-color-capillary-electrophoresis-for-enhanced-diagnostic-reliability-of-thyroid-gland-disease
#10
Nain Woo, Su-Kang Kim, Seong Ho Kang
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) secretion plays a critical role in regulating thyroid gland function and circulating thyroid hormones (i.e., thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)). A novel multi-immunoreaction-based dual-color capillary electrophoresis (CE) technique was investigated in this study to assess its reliability in diagnosing thyroid gland disease via simultaneous detection of TSH, T3, and T4 in a single run of CE. Compared to the conventional immunoreaction technique, multi-immunoreaction of biotinylated streptavidin antibodies increased the selectivity and sensitivity for individual hormones in human blood samples...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642688/lower-functional-connectivity-of-the-periaqueductal-gray-is-related-to-negative-affect-and-clinical-manifestations-of-fibromyalgia
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Marie-Andrée Coulombe, Keith St Lawrence, Dwight E Moulin, Patricia Morley-Forster, Mahsa Shokouhi, Warren R Nielson, Karen D Davis
Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is characterized by chronic widespread pain, muscle tenderness and emotional distress. Previous studies found reduced endogenous pain modulation in FM. This deficiency of pain modulation may be related to the attributes of chronic pain and other clinical symptoms experienced in patients with FM. Thus, we tested whether there is a link between the clinical symptoms of FM and functional connectivity (FC) of the periaqueductal gray (PAG), a key node of pain modulation. We acquired resting state 3T functional MRI (rsfMRI) data from 23 female patients with FM and 16 age- and sex- matched healthy controls (HC) and assessed FM symptoms with the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640801/hollywood-raising-awareness-of-smoking-related-diseases-can-it-proactively-counteract-the-impact-of-smoking-in-movies-the-final-mission-of-star-trek-s-mr-spock
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Job Fm van Boven, Alan G Kaplan
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/npjpcrm.2016.52.
June 22, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640589/ru-bpy-32-incorporated-luminescent-polymer-dots-double-enhanced-electrochemiluminescence-for-detection-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism
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Yaqiang Feng, Feng Sun, Ningning Wang, Jianping Lei, Huangxian Ju
Encapsulating a large amount of electrochemiluminescence (ECL) active molecules into one nanoparticle for single target recognition can greatly improve the sensitivity of ECL assay. This work used luminescent conjugated polymer as a carrier to synthesize Ru(bpy)32+ doped polymer dots (RuPdots). The RuPdots with an average size of 20 nm and encapsulation of about 1354 Ru(bpy)32+ showed greatly enhanced ECL emission. Using tripropylamine as a co-reactant, the resonance energy transfer from the excited polymer dots to the encapsulated Ru(bpy)32+ was demonstrated, which led to 15...
June 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637221/digital-direct-detection-of-micrornas-using-single-molecule-arrays
#14
Limor Cohen, Mark R Hartman, Aaron Amardey-Wellington, David R Walt
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in many biological pathways, and detecting miRNAs accurately is critical for diagnosing a variety of diseases including cancer. However, most current methods for miRNA detection require lengthy sample preparation and amplification steps that can bias the results. In addition, lack of specificity and reproducibility give rise to various challenges in detection of circulating miRNAs in biological samples. In this work, we applied the Single Molecule Array (Simoa) technique to develop an ultra-sensitive sandwich assay for direct detection of multiple miRNAs without pre-amplification...
June 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637158/a-reused-method-for-molasses-processed-wastewater-effect-on-silage-quality-and-anaerobic-digestion-performance-of-pennisetum-purpereum
#15
Lianhua Li, Zhenhong Yuan, Yongming Sun, Xiaoying Kong, Pengyu Dong, Jia Zhang
The silage quality and anaerobic digestion performance of Pennisetum purpereum with molasses-processed wastewater addition were assessed. The silage samples with molasses-processed wastewater addition obtained higher lactic acid concentration of 15.18-23.38mg/g FM, lower pH value of 3.96-4.45 and lower NH3-N content of 0.47-0.64mg/g FM. No obvious difference was observed in the dominant phyla and genus, but the relative abundance of Lactobacillus reached up to 77.39%, increased by 84% compared to the silage samples without molasses-processed wastewater addition...
May 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635868/-the-modern-possibilities-for-the-application-of-photogrammetry-in-forensic-medical-traumatology
#16
V A Fetisov, I Yu Makarov, A A Gusarov, A S Lorents, S A Smirenin, V B Stragis
The authors discuss the modern possibilities and prospects for the application of photogrammetry (FM) in forensic medical traumatology based on the results of the analysis of the many-year experience reported in the foreign periodicals with special reference to road traffic injuries, gunshot wounds, and animals' bites. The examples of objective difficulties and promising prospects for the further application of the FM techniques in the practical work of forensic medical experts and medical criminalists are considered with reference to the use of various FM-based methods and equipment including 3D laser scanners, chambers, stereoscopic mounting attachments, etc...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634473/toxic-effects-of-prodigiosin-secreted-by-hahella-sp-ka22-on-harmful-alga-phaeocystis-globosa
#17
Huajun Zhang, Hui Wang, Wei Zheng, Zhiyuan Yao, Yun Peng, Su Zhang, Zhong Hu, Zhen Tao, Tianling Zheng
Application of algicidal compounds secreted by bacteria is a promising and environmentally friendly strategy to control harmful algal blooms (HABs). Years ago prodigiosin was described as an efficient algicidal compound, but the details about the effect of prodigiosin on algal cells are still elusive. Prodigiosin shows high algicidal activity on Phaeocystis globosa, making it a potential algicide in HAB control. When P. globosa were treated with prodigiosin at 5 μg/mL, algae cells showed cytoplasmic hypervacuolization, chloroplast and nucleus rupture, flagella missing, and cell fracture, when observed by scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscopy...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633874/proportional-bias-between-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-and-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-varies-based-on-sex-in-active-adults-consuming-high-and-low-carbohydrate-diets
#18
Grant M Tinsley
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) are common methods of body composition assessment, but the agreement between these methods varies. Bias between DXA and single-frequency BIA was evaluated at 6 different time points in 48 active male and female adults consuming standardized high- and low-carbohydrate diets. It was hypothesized that fixed and proportional biases exist between DXA and BIA but that the extent of bias does not differ based on sex. Substantial fixed bias was present for estimates obtained by DXA and BIA, and both men and women exhibited proportional bias for fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM)...
June 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633176/determinants-of-the-5-year-retention-and-rural-location-of-family-physicians-results-from-the-iowa-family-medicine-training-network
#19
Gregory C Nelson, Thomas S Gruca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: States are seeking ways to retain primary care physicians trained within their borders. We analyzed the 5-year retention and rural Iowa location decisions for 1,645 graduates of the Iowa Family Medicine Training Network (IFMTN)-eight residency programs (in seven different cities) that are affiliated with the Carver College of Medicine (University of Iowa). METHODS: Data from 1977-2014 includes 98.5% of active graduates. Location in Iowa 5 years after graduation was the dependent variable in a binary logistic regression...
June 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628739/predictive-validity-of-body-fat-percentage-by-bioimpedance-compared-with-deuterium-oxide-dilution-in-costa-rican-schoolchildren
#20
Juan Diego Zamora Salas, Adriana Laclé-Murray
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to verify the validity of body fat percentage (BF%) by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) in a sample of Costa Rican schoolchildren. METHODS: The sample consisted of 52 male (mean age 8.1 ± 0.9 years) and 49 female (mean age 7.5 ± 1.0 years) schoolchildren. Deuterium oxide dilution was the reference method used as the "gold standard" to determine the fat mass (FM) expressed as BF%. Linear regression analyses and paired sample t-tests were used to test the association and mean differences between BIA and deuterium oxide dilution BF%...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
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