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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778034/early-discharge-of-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-in-daily-clinical-practice-a-prospective-observational-study-comparing-clinical-gestalt-and-clinical-rules
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Simone Vanni, Cecilia Becattini, Peiman Nazerian, Carlo Bova, Valerio Teodoro Stefanone, Ludovica Anna Cimini, Gabriele Viviani, Cosimo Caviglioli, Michela Sanna, Giuseppe Pepe, Stefano Grifoni
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the efficiency and safety of clinicians' gestalt in the identification of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) candidates for early discharge and to compare the efficiency and safety of clinical gestalt with that of the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI), the simplified PESI (sPESI) and the Hestia criteria (HC). METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting to the emergency department of four Italian hospitals with confirmed diagnosis of PE were included...
May 8, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777736/edge-strength-of-cad-cam-materials
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Maria Pfeilschifter, Verena Preis, Michael Behr, Martin Rosentritt
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the edge force of CAD/CAM materials as a function of (a) material, (b) thickness, and (c) distance from the margin. METHODS: Materials intended for processing with CAD/CAM were investigated: eight resin composites, one resin-infiltrated ceramic, and a clinically proven lithiumdisilicate ceramic (reference). To measure edge force (that is, load to failure/crack), plates (d = 1 mm) were fixed and loaded with a Vickers diamond indenter (1 mm/min, Zwick 1446) at a distance of 0...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777439/fecal-and-mucosa-associated-intestinal-microbiota-in-patients-with-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Nitsan Maharshak, Yehuda Ringel, David Katibian, Ashley Lundqvist, R Balfour Sartor, Ian M Carroll, Tamar Ringel-Kulka
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been associated with changes in the intestinal microbiota. Only a few studies have explored differences in the mucosa-associated microbiota between IBS patients and healthy controls (HC). AIMS: To characterize and compare the microbiota in mucosal and fecal samples from carefully selected patients with IBS-D and HC. METHODS: The cohort was composed of 23 diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D) patients and 24 HC...
May 17, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777199/influence-of-alcoholism-and-cholesterol-on-tspo-binding-in-brain-pet-11-c-pbr28-studies-in-humans-and-rodents
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Sung Won Kim, Corinde E Wiers, Ryan Tyler, Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Yeon Joo Jang, Amna Zehra, Clara Freeman, Veronica Ramirez, Elsa Lindgren, Gregg Miller, Elizabeth A Cabrera, Tyler Stodden, Min Guo, Şükrü B Demiral, Nancy Diazgranados, Luke Park, Jeih-San Liow, Victor Pike, Cheryl Morse, Leandro F Vendruscolo, Robert B Innis, George F Koob, Dardo Tomasi, Gene-Jack Wang, Nora D Volkow
Neuroinflammation appears to contribute to neurotoxicity observed with heavy alcohol consumption. To assess whether chronic alcohol results in neuroinflammation we used PET and [11 C]PBR28, a ligand that binds to the 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO), to compare participants with an alcohol use disorder (AUD: n = 19) with healthy controls (HC: n = 17), and alcohol-dependent (n = 9) with -nondependent rats (n = 10). Because TSPO is implicated in cholesterol's transport for steroidogenesis, we investigated whether plasma cholesterol levels influenced [11 C]PBR28 binding...
May 3, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776868/hemorrhagic-cystitis-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-challenge-for-the-pediatric-urologist
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Romy Gander, Marino Asensio, Gabriela Guillén, Gloria Fatou Royo, Andrea Bolaños, Mercedes Pérez, Cristina Diaz-De-Heredia, Maribel Benitez, Manuel López
OBJECTIVE: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a serious event that can occur after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Treatment goals are primarily to preserve life, and then the functionality of the bladder. There is no standard therapeutic approach for HC. Described treatment options provide low success rates and are related to potential life-threatening side effects. The aim of this study was to describe our experience in treatment of HC following HSCT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients with HC treated at our institution between January 2010 and October 2016...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776401/adam-17-is-a-poor-prognostic-indicator-for-patients-with-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-and-is-regulated-by-foxm1
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Xiaodong Jiao, Wenlong Yu, Jianxin Qian, Ying Chen, Peilian Wei, Wenzheng Fang, Guanzhen Yu
BACKGROUND: A-disintegrin and metalloproteinases (ADAMs) are members of a family of multidomain transmembrane and secreted proteins. Specific ADAMs are upregulated in human cancers and correlated with tumor progression and poor outcome, but rarely studied in human hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC). This study aimed to explore the expression profiles of ADAMs and their potential underlying mechanisms promoting cancer progression. METHODS: mRNA expression of ADAM-9, - 10, - 11, - 12, - 15, - 17, - 28, and - 33 was analyzed in human hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC) samples...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775907/hydrothermal-carbonization-of-holocellulose-into-hydrochar-structural-chemical-characteristics-and-combustion-behavior
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Fangyan Liu, Ruidong Yu, Xiaodi Ji, Minghui Guo
The main aim of this work was to systematically investigate the effects of time on hydrothermal carbonization of holocellulose coming from the forestry residues. Based on the results, reaction time has a significant impact on the structural, chemical, fuel characteristics and combustion behavior of hydrochars. With increasing reaction time, holocellulose is gradually converted into the amorphous hydrochars with aromatic structure and abundant oxygen-containing functional groups; the O/C and H/C decrease from 0...
May 8, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774625/effect-of-phase-encoding-direction-on-group-analysis-of-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yasuo Mori, Jun Miyata, Masanori Isobe, Shuraku Son, Yujiro Yoshihara, Toshihiko Aso, Takanori Kouchiyama, Toshiya Murai, Hidehiko Takahashi
AIM: Echo-planar imaging is a common technique used in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), however it suffers from image distortion and signal loss because of large susceptibility effects that are related to the phase-encoding direction of the scan. Despite this relationship, the majority of neuroimaging studies have not considered the influence of phase-encoding direction. Here, we aimed to clarify how phase-encoding direction can affect the outcome of an fMRI connectivity study of schizophrenia...
May 17, 2018: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774031/il-10-producing-b-cells-ability-to-induce-regulatory-t-cells-is-maintained-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Julie Mielle, Rachel Audo, Michael Hahne, Laurence Macia, Bernard Combe, Jacques Morel, Claire Daien
Despite growing evidence highlighting the relevance of increasing IL-10-producing B cells (B10+ cells) in autoimmune diseases, their functions in patients are still unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functions of CpG-induced B10+ cells isolated from healthy controls (HC) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, on naïve T cell differentiation. We demonstrated that CpG-induced B10+ cells from HC drove naïve T cell differentiation toward regulatory T cells (Treg cells) and IL-10-producing T cells (Tr1) through IL-10 secretion and cellular contacts...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773864/igg-single-chain-trail-fusion-proteins-for-tumour-therapy
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Martin Siegemund, Felix Schneider, Meike Hutt, Oliver Seifert, Ines Müller, Dagmar Kulms, Klaus Pfizenmaier, Roland E Kontermann
Single-chain formats of TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (scTRAIL) can serve as effector components of tumour-associated antigen-targeted as well as non-targeted fusion proteins, being characterized by high tumour cell-specific induction of apoptosis through death receptor activation. We studied the suitability of immunoglobulin G as a scaffold for oligovalent and bispecific TRAIL fusion proteins. Thus, we developed novel targeted hexa- and dodecavalent IgG-scTRAIL molecules by fusing scTRAIL to the C-terminus of either light (LC-scTRAIL) or heavy immunoglobulin chain (HC-scTRAIL), or to both ends (LC/HC-scTRAIL) of the anti-EGFR IgG antibody hu225...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773851/modeling-transcriptional-rewiring-in-neutrophils-through-the-course-of-treated-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Zihua Hu, Kaiyu Jiang, Mark Barton Frank, Yanmin Chen, James N Jarvis
Neutrophils in children with the polyarticular form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) display abnormal transcriptional patterns linked to fundamental metabolic derangements. In this study, we sought to determine the effects of therapy on mRNA and miRNA expression networks in polyarticular JIA. Using exon and miRNA microarrays, we studied children with untreated active JIA (ADU, n = 35), children with active disease on therapy with methotrexate ± etanercept (ADT, n = 26), and children with inactive disease also on therapy (ID, n = 14)...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773512/increased-foot-strike-variability-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-freezing-of-gait
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Jesal Shah, Lakshmi Pillai, David K Williams, Shannon M Doerhoff, Linda Larson-Prior, Edgar Garcia-Rill, Tuhin Virmani
INTRODUCTION: Freezing of gait (FOG) is a debilitating, late motor complication of Parkinson's disease (PD) that occurs in 50-80% of patients. Gait freezing significantly worsens quality of life by decreasing mobility and increasing falls. Studies have shown that patients with episodic freezing episodes also have deficits in continuous gait. We evaluated whether there was an objective gait correlate to the increased stumbling reported by many patients with gait freezing. METHODS: PD subjects and healthy controls (HC) were enrolled after IRB approval...
May 1, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771099/-screening-for-undernutrition-among-older-adults-receiving-home-care-an-estimation-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-indicators-available-in-the-resident-assessment-instrument-home-care-adapted-for-switzerland
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Catherine Busnel, Catherine Ludwig
INTRODUCTION: in homecare practice, nurses are central actors for the screening of individuals at risks of undernutrition. CONTEXT: in Switzerland, homecare nurses estimate the nutritional status of care recipients by means of a standardized geriatric assessment done with the RAI-HC. AIMS: The aim of the study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of the « nutritional status » score, the body mass index and the weight loss documented from the RAI-HC...
March 2018: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771041/-analysis-of-118-cases-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-after-trauma
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H L Xue, C X Li, L X Duan, Y L Jing
Objective: The aim of this study is to retrospective analysis the clinic features of 118 cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after trauma. Method: Analyzes clinic features of injury in 118 cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after trauma, and classified and localized the craniocerebral trauma. The 118 cases were tested with different positioning tests in the sequence of Dix hallpike test and rolling test. Then, proper otolith manual reduction was given. Result: In 118 cases of BPPV after trauma including 35 cases of skull fracture, 6 cases of concussion, 17 cases of scalp hematoma, 28 cases of scalp laceration, 14 cases of mild brain contusion and 18 cases of head combined injury...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770411/diborane-heterolysis-breaking-and-making-b-b-bonds-at-magnesium
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Anne-Frédérique Pécharman, Michael S Hill, Mary F Mahon
Reaction of the dimeric β-diketiminato magnesium hydride [(BDI)MgH]2 (BDI = HC{(Me)CN-2,6-i-Pr2C6H3}2) with bis-pinacolatodiborane (B2pin2) resulted in B-O bond activation and formation of a magnesium complex of an unusual borylborohydride anion. In contrast, similar treatment of the mononuclear organomagnesium [{BDI}Mg(n-Bu)] with 4,4,4',4',6,6'-hexamethyl-2,2'-bi(1,3,2-dioxaborinane) (B2hex2) provided a B(sp2)-B(sp3) diborane anion, [(hex)BB(n-Bu)(hex)]-, with a constitution which is analogous to that formed in the previously reported reaction with bis(pinacolato)diboron (B2pin2)...
May 17, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769579/hla-class-ii-haplotypes-and-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Meriem Bennabi, Alexandru Gaman, Richard Delorme, Wahid Boukouaci, Céline Manier, Isabelle Scheid, Nassima Si Mohammed, Djaouida Bengoufa, Dominique Charron, Rajagopal Krishnamoorthy, Marion Leboyer, Ryad Tamouza
Infections and autoimmunity are associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with both strongly influenced by the genetic regulation of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system. The relationship between ASD and the HLA genetic diversity requires further investigation. Using a case control design, the distribution of HLA class II-DRB1 and DQB1 alleles, genotypes and haplotypes were investigated in ASD patients, versus healthy controls (HC). ASD patients meeting DSM-IV TR criteria and HC (474 and 350 respectively) were genotyped at medium resolution using a Luminex-based SSO technology...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768190/a-bayesian-model-comparison-approach-to-test-the-specificity-of-visual-integration-impairment-in-schizophrenia-or-psychosis
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Tyler B Grove, Beier Yao, Savanna A Mueller, Merranda McLaughlin, Vicki L Ellingrod, Melvin G McInnis, Stephan F Taylor, Patricia J Deldin, Ivy F Tso
Impaired visual integration is well documented in schizophrenia and related to functional outcomes. However, it is unclear if this deficit is specific to schizophrenia, or characteristic of psychosis more broadly. To address this question, this study used a Bayesian model comparison approach to examine the evidence of three grouping models of visual integration performance in 116 individuals with schizophrenia (SZ), schizoaffective disorder (SA), bipolar disorder (BD) with or without a history of prominent psychosis (BDP+ and BDP-, respectively), or no psychiatric diagnosis (healthy controls; HC)...
May 7, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767657/structural-and-electrochemical-studies-of-tio-2-complexes-with-4-4-1e-1-e-2-5-bis-octyloxy-1-4-phenylene-bis-ethene-2-1-diyl-bis-e-n-2-5-bis-octyloxy-benzylidene-imine-derivative-bases-towards-organic-devices
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Anna Rozycka, Agnieszka Iwan, Krzysztof Artur Bogdanowicz, Michal Filapek, Natalia Górska, Agnieszka Hreniak, Monika Marzec
Three (4,4'-((1E,1'E)-(2,5-bis(octyloxy)-1,4-phenylene)bis(ethene-2,1-diyl))bis-(E)-N-(2,5-bis(octyloxy)benzylidene)) imine derivatives were synthesized via a condensation reaction with p-toluenesulfonic acid as a catalyst. The effects of the end groups and vinylene (-HC[double bond, length as m-dash]CH-) moieties on the structural, thermal, optical, electrochemical and photovoltaic properties of imines were investigated to check the influence of TiO2 on the imine properties. The thermal behavior of imines and their complexes with TiO2 was widely investigated using FT-IR, XRD, DSC and POM methods in order to determine the order type in the imine structure...
May 16, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767446/hydroxycarbamide-adherence-and-cumulative-dose-associated-with-hospital-readmission-in-sickle-cell-disease-a-6-year-population-based-cohort-study
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Jifang Zhou, Jin Han, Edith A Nutescu, Victor R Gordeuk, Santosh L Saraf, Gregory S Calip
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a congenital haemoglobinopathy that causes frequent acute care/emergency room visits and hospital admissions for affected individuals. Evidence from population-based studies demonstrating the role of hydroxycarbamide (HC, also termed hydroxyurea) in reducing hospital readmission rates is limited. Our objective was to describe the use of HC and its association with acute care utilization and readmission rates using a large, nationally-representative US health insurance claims database over a 6-year period between 2009 and 2014...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767172/post-weaning-and-whole-of-life-performance-of-pigs-is-determined-by-live-weight-at-weaning-and-the-complexity-of-the-diet-fed-after-weaning
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Cherie L Collins, John R Pluske, Rebecca S Morrison, Trevor N McDonald, Robert J Smits, David J Henman, Ingunn Stensland, Frank R Dunshea
The production performance and financial outcomes associated with weaner diet complexity for pigs of different weight classes at weaning were examined in this experiment. A total of 720 weaner pigs (360 entire males and 360 females) were selected at weaning (27 ± 3 d) and allocated to pens of 10 based on individual weaning weight (light weaning weight: pigs below 6.5 kg; medium weaning weight: 6.5 to 8 kg; heavy weaning weight: above 8.5 kg). Pens were then allocated in a 3 × 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments with the respective factors being weaning weight (heavy, medium and light; H, M and L, respectively), weaner diet complexity (high complexity/cost, HC; low complexity/cost, LC), and gender (male and female)...
December 2017: Animal nutrition
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