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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646622/dormancy-cycles-in-buried-seeds-of-three-perennial-xyris-xyridaceae-species-from-the-brazilian-campo-rupestre
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T G S Oliveira, I P Diamantino, Q S Garcia
Seed dormancy cycles are an important mechanism for avoiding germination under unfavorable periods for seedling establishment. This mechanism has been scarcely studied in tropical species. Here, we studied three tropical and perennial species of Xyris, X. asperula, X. subsetigera and X. trachyphylla, to investigate in situ longevity and the existence of seasonal seed dormancy cycles. Seeds of three species of Xyris were buried in their natural habitat with samples exhumed bimonthly for 18 months. Germination of exhumed seeds was assessed under a 12h-photoperiod over a broad range of temperatures...
June 24, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646272/rhesus-cochlear-and-vestibular-functions-are-preserved-after-inner-ear-injection-of-saline-volume-sufficient-for-gene-therapy-delivery
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Chenkai Dai, Mohamed Lehar, Daniel Q Sun, Lani Swarthout Rvt, John P Carey, Tim MacLachlan, Doug Brough, Hinrich Staecker, Alexandra M Della Santina, Timothy E Hullar, Charles C Della Santina
Sensorineural losses of hearing and vestibular sensation due to hair cell dysfunction are among the most common disabilities. Recent preclinical research demonstrates that treatment of the inner ear with a variety of compounds, including gene therapy agents, may elicit regeneration and/or repair of hair cells in animals exposed to ototoxic medications or other insults to the inner ear. Delivery of gene therapy may also offer a means for treatment of hereditary hearing loss. However, injection of a fluid volume sufficient to deliver an adequate dose of a pharmacologic agent could, in theory, cause inner ear trauma that compromises functional outcome...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645555/impact-of-intraoperative-vascular-occlusion-during-liver-surgery-on-long-term-outcomes-a-meta-analysis
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Cheng Gong, Haitao Wang, Pengpeng Liu, Tao Guo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of intraoperative vascular occlusion during liver surgery on postoperative long-term outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients using a meta-analysis. METHODS: A systematic literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central was conducted to discover relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies. Studies that reported postoperative long-term outcomes; 1-, 3-, and 5-year overall survival (OS); and/or 1-, 3-, and 5-year recurrence-free survival (RFS) for both an observation group (vascular occlusion) and a control group (vascular non-occlusion) were included...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644641/emergent-weyl-fermion-excitations-in-tap-explored-by-181-ta-quadrupole-resonance
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H Yasuoka, T Kubo, Y Kishimoto, D Kasinathan, M Schmidt, B Yan, Y Zhang, H Tou, C Felser, A P Mackenzie, M Baenitz
The ^{181}Ta quadrupole resonance [nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR)] technique is utilized to investigate the microscopic magnetic properties of the Weyl semimetal TaP. We find three zero-field NQR signals associated with the transition between the quadrupole split levels for Ta with I=7/2 nuclear spin. A quadrupole coupling constant, ν_{Q}=19.250  MHz, and an asymmetric parameter of the electric field gradient, η=0.423, are extracted, in good agreement with band structure calculations. In order to examine the magnetic excitations, the temperature dependence of the spin-lattice relaxation rate (1/T_{1}T) is measured for the f_{2} line (±5/2↔±3/2 transition)...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644575/comparison-of-10-days-levofloxacin-bismuth-based-quadruple-therapy-and-levofloxacin-based-triple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-therapy
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Tzung-Shiun Wu, Ping-I Hsu, Chao-Hung Kuo, Huang-Ming Hu, I-Chen Wu, Sophie S W Wang, Yen-Hsu Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu, Wei-Wen Su, Fu-Chen Kuo
BACKGROUND: This was a prospective study, the aid was to prove if levofloxacin plus Bismuth-based quadruple therapy was more effective than levofloxacin-based triple therapy after failure of first-line therapies. METHODS: We collected total of 67 patients, who was infected by H.pylori. Patients were enrolled and were randomly assigned to two groups; one was levofloxacin plus Bismuth-based quadruple therapy (RBAL group) (Rabeprazole 20 mg b.i.d., bismuth subcitrate 120 mg q...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644547/a-genetic-epidemiology-study-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-italy
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Alessandro Gialluisi, Soara Menabò, Lilia Baldazzi, Letizia Casula, Antonella Meloni, Maria Carla Farci, Stefano Mariotti, Luisa Balestrino, Rita Ortolano, Stefania Murru, Carlo Carcassi, Sandro Loche, Antonio Balsamo, Giovanni Romeo
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD-CAH) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting steroidogenesis, due to mutations in CYP21A2 (6p21.3). 21OHD-CAH neonatal screening is based on 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP) serum levels, showing high type I error rate and low sensitivity to mild CAH forms. Here, we used an epidemiological approach, which estimates the allelic frequency (q) of an autosomal recessive disorder using the proportion of homozygous patients, the mutational spectrum and the inbreeding coefficient in a sample of affected individuals...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643698/phonon-limited-electronic-transport-in-pb
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Florian Rittweger, Nicki Frank Hinsche, Ingrid Mertig
We present a fully <i>ab initio</i> based scheme to compute electronic transport properties, i.e. the electrical conductivity σ and thermopower <i>S</i>, in the presence of electron-phonon interaction. We explicitly investigate the <b>k</b>-dependent structure of the Éliashberg spectral function, the coupling strength, the linewidth and the relaxation time τ. We obtain a state-dependent τ and show its necessity to reproduce the increased thermopower for temperatures below the Debye temperature, without accounting for the phonon-drag effect...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643389/combined-molecular-modelling-and-3d-qsar-study-for-understanding-the-inhibition-of-nqo1-by-heterocyclic-quinone-derivatives
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Claudia Lopez-Lira, Jans H Alzate-Morales, Margot Paulino, Jaime Mella-Raipán, Cristian O Salas, Ricardo A Tapia, Jorge Soto-Delgado
A combination of three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship (3D-QSAR), and molecular modelling methods were used to understand the potent inhibitory NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) activity of a set of 52 heterocyclic quinones. Molecular docking results indicated that some favourable interactions of key amino acid residues at the binding site of NQO1 with these quinones, would be responsible for an improvement of the NQO1 activity of these compounds. The main interactions involved are hydrogen bond of the amino group of residue Tyr128, π-stacking interactions with Phe106 and Phe178, and electrostatic interactions with flavin adenine dinucleotide (FADH) cofactor...
June 23, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643290/does-the-eating-disorder-examination-questionnaire-global-subscale-adequately-predict-eating-disorder-psychopathology-in-the-daily-life-of-obese-adults
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Tyler B Mason, Kathryn E Smith, Ross D Crosby, Stephen A Wonderlich, Scott J Crow, Scott G Engel, Carol B Peterson
The eating disorder examination questionnaire (EDE-Q) Global score is a self-report measure of global eating disorder (ED) psychopathology. This study used ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to evaluate the ecological validity of EDE-Q Global scores among obese adults. Fifty obese adults completed the EDE-Q and 2 weeks of EMA ratings prior to initiating eating episodes and subsequently after eating episodes. EMA items assessed behavioral symptoms [i.e., loss of control (LOC) eating and overeating] and cognitive symptoms (i...
June 22, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640148/restrictive-versus-liberal-transfusion-strategies-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-after-hip-or-knee-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tianli Mao, Fuqiang Gao, Jun Han, Wei Sun, Wanshou Guo, Zirong Li, Weiguo Wang
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are commonly used in surgical patients, but accompanied by many risks such as metabolic derangement, and allergic and febrile reactions. Indications for transfusion in patients after hip or knee surgery have not been definitively evaluated and remain controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the benefits and harms of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies in patients after hip or knee surgery. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for relevant studies through September 2015...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639970/hyperuricemia-is-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-activity-score-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Wasin Ahuja, Kamonkiat Wirunsawanya, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Patompong Ungprasert
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is a significant risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It may also have an impact on the histologic severity of NAFLD. However, data on this association are limited. We conducted this meta-analysis to investigate the relationship of serum uric acid with liver histologic severity as determined by NAFLD activity score (NAS) in patients with NAFLD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched through August 2016 for studies that investigated the association between hyperuricemia and NAS among patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636683/the-maximum-predicted-content-of-cation-vacancies-in-inorganic-and-organic-inorganic-perovskites-the-role-of-the-tolerance-factor
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D H Ji, S L Wang, X Z Ge, Q Q Zhang, C M Zhang, Z W Zeng, Y Bai
The maximum content of cation vacancies in perovskites determines the maximum adjustment to the physical properties. By using the classical criterion of the tolerance factor, we put forward a new method to obtain the maximum content of cation vacancies in perovskites. The effective ionic radius was calculated using the weighted average method, and the limit of tolerance factors was used to determine the maximum value of the cation vacancies. The calculated results of the La1-xMnO3 and La0.75Sr0.25Mn1-yO3 materials coincide with experimental results...
June 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636564/radiation-dosimetry-in-magnetic-fields-with-farmer-type-ionization-chambers-determination-of-magnetic-field-correction-factors-for-different-magnetic-field-strengths-and-field-orientations
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Claudia Katharina Spindeldreier, Oliver Schrenk, Anna Bakenecker, Iwan Kawrakow, Lucas Norberto Burigo, Christian P Karger, Steffen Greilich, Asja Pfaffenberger
The aim of this work was to determine magnetic field correction factors that are needed for dosimetry in hybrid devices for MR-guided radiotherapy for Farmer-type ionization chambers for different magnetic field strengths and field orientations. The response of six custom-built Farmer-type chambers irradiated at a 6 MV linac was measured in a water tank positioned in a magnet with magnetic field strengths between 0.0 T and 1.1 T. Chamber axis, beam and magnetic field were perpendicular to each other and both magnetic field directions were investigated...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635303/increased-pulse-wave-velocity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-meta-analysis
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Peng Wang, Yan-Mei Mao, Chan-Na Zhao, Li-Na Liu, Xiao-Mei Li, Xiang-Pei Li, Hai-Feng Pan
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. This study aims to derive a more precise estimation on pulse wave velocity (PWV) level in patients with SLE and related factors. A literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library databases, studies published up to February 28, 2017, in English. Pooled standardized mean difference (SMD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated by fixed-effect or random-effect model analysis. Heterogeneity test was performed by the Q statistic and quantified using I(2); publication bias was evaluated using a funnel plot and Egger's linear regression test...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634647/erratum-to-training-guidelines-for-endovascular-stroke-intervention-an-international-multi-society-consensus-document
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S D Lavine, K Cockroft, B Hoh, N Bambakidis, A A Khalessi, H Woo, H Riina, A Siddiqui, J A Hirsch, W Chong, H Rice, J Wenderoth, P Mitchell, A Coulthard, T J Signh, C Phatouros, M Khangure, P Klurfan, K Ter Brugge, D Iancu, T Gunnarsson, O Jansen, M Muto, I Szikora, L Pierot, P Brouwer, J Gralla, S Renowden, T Andersson, J Fiehler, F Turjman, P White, A C Januel, L Spelle, Z Kulcsar, R Chapot, A Biondi, S Dima, C Taschner, M Szajner, A Krajina, N Sakai, Y Matsumaru, S Yoshimura, M Ezura, T Fujinaka, K Iihara, A Ishii, T Higashi, M Hirohata, A Hyodo, Y Ito, M Kawanishi, H Kiyosue, E Kobayashi, S Kobayashi, N Kuwayama, Y Matsumoto, S Miyachi, Y Murayama, I Nagata, I Nakahara, S Nemoto, Y Niimi, H Oishi, J Satomi, T Satow, K Sugiu, M Tanaka, T Terada, H Yamagami, O Diaz, P Lylyk, M V Jayaraman, A Patsalides, C D Gandhi, S K Lee, T Abruzzo, B Albani, S A Ansari, A S Arthur, B W Baxter, K R Bulsara, M Chen, J E Delgado Almandoz, J F Fraser, D V Heck, S W Hetts, M S Hussain, R P Klucznik, T M Leslie-Mawzi, W J Mack, R A McTaggart, P M Meyers, J Mocco, C J Prestigiacomo, G L Pride, P A Rasmussen, R M Starke, P J Sunenshine, R W Tarr, D F Frei, M Ribo, R G Nogueira, O O Zaidat, T Jovin, I Linfante, D Yavagal, D Liebeskind, R Novakovic, S Pongpech, G Rodesch, M Soderman, A Taylor, T Krings, D Orbach, L Picard, D C Suh, H Q Zhang
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June 20, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633457/an-ha-stem-antibody-medi8852-prevents-and-controls-disease-and-limits-transmission-of-pandemic-influenza-viruses
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C I Paules, S Lakdawala, J M McAuliffe, M Paskel, L Vogel, N L Kallewaard, Q Zhu, K Subbarao
Background: MEDI8852 is a novel MAb which neutralizes both group I and group II influenza A viruses (IAV) in vitro. We evaluated whether MEDI8852 was effective for prophylaxis and therapy against representative group I (H5N1) and group II (H7N9) pandemic IAV in mice and ferrets and could be used to block transmission of influenza H1N1pdm09 in ferrets, compared to an irrelevant control MAb R347 and oseltamivir. Results: MEDI8852 was effective for prophylaxis and treatment of H7N9 and H5N1 infection in mice, with a clear dose-dependent response and treatment with MEDI8852 24, 48 or 72 h post-infection (hpi) was superior to oseltamivir for H5N1...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632890/minimally-invasive-surgery-and-its-impact-on-30-day-postoperative-complications-unplanned-readmissions-and-mortality
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A Sood, C P Meyer, F Abdollah, J D Sammon, M Sun, S R Lipsitz, M Hollis, J S Weissman, M Menon, Q-D Trinh
BACKGROUND: A critical appraisal of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is needed, but is lacking. This study examined the associations between MIS and 30-day postoperative outcomes including complications graded according to the Clavien-Dindo classification, unplanned readmissions, hospital stay and mortality for five common surgical procedures. METHODS: Patients undergoing appendicectomy, colectomy, inguinal hernia repair, hysterectomy and prostatectomy were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632202/genome-wide-association-study-of-borderline-personality-disorder-reveals-genetic-overlap-with-bipolar-disorder-major-depression-and-schizophrenia
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S H Witt, F Streit, M Jungkunz, J Frank, S Awasthi, C S Reinbold, J Treutlein, F Degenhardt, A J Forstner, S Heilmann-Heimbach, L Dietl, C E Schwarze, D Schendel, J Strohmaier, A Abdellaoui, R Adolfsson, T M Air, H Akil, M Alda, N Alliey-Rodriguez, O A Andreassen, G Babadjanova, N J Bass, M Bauer, B T Baune, F Bellivier, S Bergen, A Bethell, J M Biernacka, D H R Blackwood, M P Boks, D I Boomsma, A D Børglum, M Borrmann-Hassenbach, P Brennan, M Budde, H N Buttenschøn, E M Byrne, P Cervantes, T-K Clarke, N Craddock, C Cruceanu, D Curtis, P M Czerski, U Dannlowski, T Davis, E J C de Geus, A Di Florio, S Djurovic, E Domenici, H J Edenberg, B Etain, S B Fischer, L Forty, C Fraser, M A Frye, J M Fullerton, K Gade, E S Gershon, I Giegling, S D Gordon, K Gordon-Smith, H J Grabe, E K Green, T A Greenwood, M Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, J Guzman-Parra, L S Hall, M Hamshere, J Hauser, M Hautzinger, U Heilbronner, S Herms, S Hitturlingappa, P Hoffmann, P Holmans, J-J Hottenga, S Jamain, I Jones, L A Jones, A Juréus, R S Kahn, J Kammerer-Ciernioch, G Kirov, S Kittel-Schneider, S Kloiber, S V Knott, M Kogevinas, M Landén, M Leber, M Leboyer, Q S Li, J Lissowska, S Lucae, N G Martin, F Mayoral-Cleries, S L McElroy, A M McIntosh, J D McKay, A McQuillin, S E Medland, C M Middeldorp, Y Milaneschi, P B Mitchell, G W Montgomery, G Morken, O Mors, T W Mühleisen, B Müller-Myhsok, R M Myers, C M Nievergelt, J I Nurnberger, M C O'Donovan, L M O Loohuis, R Ophoff, L Oruc, M J Owen, S A Paciga, B W J H Penninx, A Perry, A Pfennig, J B Potash, M Preisig, A Reif, F Rivas, G A Rouleau, P R Schofield, T G Schulze, M Schwarz, L Scott, G C B Sinnamon, E A Stahl, J Strauss, G Turecki, S Van der Auwera, H Vedder, J B Vincent, G Willemsen, C C Witt, N R Wray, H S Xi, A Tadic, N Dahmen, B H Schott, S Cichon, M M Nöthen, S Ripke, A Mobascher, D Rujescu, K Lieb, S Roepke, C Schmahl, M Bohus, M Rietschel
Borderline personality disorder (BOR) is determined by environmental and genetic factors, and characterized by affective instability and impulsivity, diagnostic symptoms also observed in manic phases of bipolar disorder (BIP). Up to 20% of BIP patients show comorbidity with BOR. This report describes the first case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) of BOR, performed in one of the largest BOR patient samples worldwide. The focus of our analysis was (i) to detect genes and gene sets involved in BOR and (ii) to investigate the genetic overlap with BIP...
June 20, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631901/-female-genital-prolapse-surgery-using-ultra-lightweight-polypropylene-mesh
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V B Filimonov, R V Vasin, I V Vasina, A D Kaprin, A A Kostin
AIM: To compare the results of female genital prolapse (FGP) surgery via vaginal access using lightweight and ultra-lightweight polypropylene mesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2007 to 2011, 93 women aged from 46 to 71 years with II-IV stage FGP (POP-Q classification) were examined and underwent the vaginal extra-peritoneal colpopexy using polypropylene implants in the Department of Urology. Patients were divided into 2 groups. In patients of group 1 (n=50) the surgery was performed according to a newly developed technique using perforated ultra-lightweight (surface density 19 g/m2) domestically manufactured polypropylene implant...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628145/-relationship-between-glycemic-control-and-visceral-adiposity-index-among-the-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Y Y Cao, X Tang, K X Sun, Z K Liu, X Xiang, J Juan, J Song, Q Z Duan, D J Zhaxi, Y N Hu, Y F Yang, M Y Shi, Y H Tian, S P Huang, X F Liu, N Li, J Li, T Wu, D F Chen, Y H Hu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between glycemic control and visceral adiposity index (VAI) among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: A community-based epidemiological field study for patients with T2DM aged ≥ 40 years was conducted in China.Every participant underwent physical examinations, biochemical tests of fasting glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and so on, and a questionnaire, including anthropometric characteristics, lifestyle, disease history, family history, and medication use...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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