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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729746/the-incidence-and-effects-of-alloimmunization-in-pregnancy-during-the-period-2000%C3%A2-%C3%A2-2013
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Marjana Jerković Raguž, Darinka Šumanovic Glamuzina, Jerko Brzica, Tonći Gruica
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the analysis was to examine the epidemiological aspects of maternal alloimmunization and to determine the most common antibody specificities resulting in hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective epidemiological study encompasses all pregnant women who underwent immunohematological screening and the newborn treated for HDN in the period from 2000 to 2013 in the Herzegovina region. RESULTS: The indirect Coombs test (ICT) detected antibodies against antigens in 384 (2...
July 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710381/evaluation-and-diagnostic-potential-of-circulating-extracellular-vesicle-associated-micrornas-in-adrenocortical-tumors
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Pál Perge, Henriett Butz, Raffaele Pezzani, Irina Bancos, Zoltán Nagy, Krisztina Pálóczi, Gábor Nyírő, Ábel Decmann, Erna Pap, Michaela Luconi, Massimo Mannelli, Edit I Buzás, Miklós Tóth, Marco Boscaro, Attila Patócs, Peter Igaz
There is no available blood marker for the preoperative diagnosis of adrenocortical malignancy. The objective of this study was to investigate the expression of extracellular vesicle-associated microRNAs and their diagnostic potential in plasma samples of patients suffering from adrenocortical tumors. Extracellular vesicles were isolated either by using Total Exosome Isolation Kit or by differential centrifugation/ultracentrifugation. Preoperative plasma extracellular vesicle samples of 6 adrenocortical adenomas (ACA) and 6 histologically verified adrenocortical cancer (ACC) were first screened by Taqman Human Microarray A-cards...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695756/double-carbapenem-therapy-dct-for-bacteremia-due-to-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-crkp-from-test-tube-to-clinical-practice
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Veena Venugopalan, Boris Nogid, Thy N Le, Shafiqur M Rahman, Tiffany E Bias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695297/histiocytic-and-dendritic-cell-neoplasms-what-have-we-learnt-by-studying-67-cases
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Fabio Facchetti, Stefano Aldo Pileri, Luisa Lorenzi, Valentina Tabanelli, Lisa Rimsza, Stefania Pittaluga, Stephan Dirnhofer, Christiane Copie-Bergman, Laurence de Leval, Andreas Rosenwald, Andrew Wotherspoon, Falko Fend
Tumors derived from histiocytic and dendritic cells encompass a large and heterogeneous group of neoplastic and reactive conditions, and their diagnosis is challenging both for pathologists and clinicians. Diagnosis is based on morphological and phenotypical findings, but hybrid features are not uncommon. Furthermore, recent studies uncovered the molecular mechanisms driving some of these tumors, improving diagnostic adequacy, and providing the basis for effective therapeutic breakthroughs.Sixty-seven cases were submitted to the accessory cell and histiocytic neoplasms session at the European Association of Haematopathology/Society for Hematopathology workshop 2016 held in Basel, Switzerland...
July 10, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691453/the-effect-of-enriching-denture-adhesives-with-chlorhexidine-diacetate-on-the-proliferation-of-candida-albicans-an-in-vitro-analysis
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S Matalon, G Frydman, D Lauritano, H Slutzky, E Shlomo, S Levartovsky, F Carinci, Z Ormianer
Denture adhesives are widely used in dentistry. The growth of Candida albicans on the denture base is common on both jaws, particularly in elderly patients. A strong correlation has been found between the growth of Candida albicans and dentures, potentially leading to denture stomatitis. Recent studies show that the addition of chlorhexidine diacetate (CHDA) to denture adhesives can have a protective effect against denture stomatitis. The aim of this research is to examine the antifungal properties of three denture adhesives when CHDA is added...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680684/an-indirect-watermark-hiding-in-discrete-cosine-transform-singular-value-decomposition-domain-for-copyright-protection
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Soumitra Roy, Arup Kumar Pal
Digital image watermarking has emerged as a promising solution for copyright protection. In this paper, a discrete cosine transform (DCT) and singular value decomposition (SVD) based hybrid robust image watermarking method using Arnold scrambling is proposed and simulated to protect the copyright of natural images. In this proposed scheme, before embedding, watermark is scrambled with Arnold scrambling. Then, the greyscale cover image and encrypted watermark logo are decomposed into non-overlapping blocks and subsequently some selected image blocks are transformed into the DCT domain for inserting the watermark blocks permanently...
June 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678835/myotis-rufoniger-genome-sequence-and-analyses-m-rufoniger-s-genomic-feature-and-the-decreasing-effective-population-size-of-myotis-bats
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Youngjune Bhak, Yeonsu Jeon, Sungwon Jeon, Oksung Chung, Sungwoong Jho, JeHoon Jun, Hak-Min Kim, Yongsoo Cho, Changhan Yoon, Seungwoo Lee, Jung-Hoon Kang, Jong-Deock Lim, Junghwa An, Yun Sung Cho, Doug-Young Ryu, Jong Bhak
Myotis rufoniger is a vesper bat in the genus Myotis. Here we report the whole genome sequence and analyses of the M. rufoniger. We generated 124 Gb of short-read DNA sequences with an estimated genome size of 1.88 Gb at a sequencing depth of 66× fold. The sequences were aligned to M. brandtii bat reference genome at a mapping rate of 96.50% covering 95.71% coding sequence region at 10× coverage. The divergence time of Myotis bat family is estimated to be 11.5 million years, and the divergence time between M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678707/visual-attention-modeling-for-stereoscopic-video-a-benchmark-and-computational-model
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Yuming Fang, Chi Zhang, Jing Li, Jianjun Lei, Matthieu Perreira Da Silva, Patrick Le Callet
In this paper, we investigate the visual attention modeling for stereoscopic video from the following two aspects. First, we build one large-scale eye tracking database as the benchmark of visual attention modeling for stereoscopic video. The database includes 47 video sequences and their corresponding eye fixation data. Second, we propose a novel computational model of visual attention for stereoscopic video based on Gestalt theory. In the proposed model, we extract the low-level features, including luminance, color, texture, and depth, from discrete cosine transform coefficients, which are used to calculate feature contrast for the spatial saliency computation...
October 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676950/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-molecular-mechanism-underlying-gray-to-red-body-color-formation-in-red-crucian-carp-carassius-auratus-red-var
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Yongqin Zhang, Jinhui Liu, Liangyue Peng, Li Ren, Huiqin Zhang, Lijun Zou, Wenbin Liu, Yamei Xiao
Red crucian carp (Carassius auratus red var.) is an ornamental fish with vivid red/orange color. It has been found that the adult body color of this strain forms a gray-to-red change. In this study, skin transcriptomes of red crucian carp are first obtained for three different stages of body color development, named by gray-color (GC), color-variation (CV), and red-color (RC) stages, respectively. From the skins of GC, CV, and RC, 103,229; 108,208; and 120,184 transcripts have been identified, respectively...
July 5, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674704/antibacterial-orthodontic-adhesive-incorporating-polyethyleneimine-nanoparticles
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Nathan Zaltsman, Dana Kesler Shvero, David Polak, Ervin I Weiss, Nurit Beyth
PURPOSE: To evaluate the antibacterial, mechanical and biocompatibility characteristics of an orthodontic adhesive that contains quaternary ammonium polyethyleneimine (QPEI) nanoparticles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: QPEI nanoparticles were added to an orthodontic adhesive at 0%, 1% and 1.5% wt/wt. Antibacterial activity was tested after aging for 14 days using the direct contact test (DCT). The degree of monomer conversion (DC) was measured using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670990/compressed-sensing-for-elastography-in-portable-ultrasound
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Bonghun Shin, Soo Jeon, Jeongwon Ryu, Hyock Ju Kwon
Portable ultrasound is recently emerging as a new medical imaging modality featuring high portability, easy connectivity, and real-time on-site diagnostic ability. However, it does not yet provide ultrasound elastography function that enables the diagnosis of malignant lesions using elastic properties. This is mainly due to the limitations of hardware performance and wireless data transfer speed for processing the large amount of data for elastography. Therefore, data transfer reduction is one of the feasible solutions to overcome these limitations...
June 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656790/the-dot-counting-test-adds-up-validation-and-response-pattern-analysis-in-a-mixed-clinical-veteran-sample
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Jason R Soble, Octavio A Santos, Kathleen M Bain, Joshua W Kirton, K Chase Bailey, Edan A Critchfield, Justin J F O'Rourke, Jonathan M Highsmith, David Andrés González
OBJECTIVE: This study cross-validated the Dot Counting Test (DCT) as a performance validity test (PVT) among a mixed clinical veteran sample. Completion time and error patterns also were examined by validity group and cognitive impairment status. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 77 veterans who completed the DCT during clinical evaluation. Seventy-four percent (N = 57) were classified as valid and 26% as noncredible (N = 20) via the Word Memory Test (WMT) and Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM)...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656378/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-identifies-evolutionarily-conserved-gene-products-in-the-vertebrate-renal-distal-convoluted-tubule
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Yuya Sugano, Chiara Cianciolo Cosentino, Dominique Loffing-Cueni, Stephan C F Neuhauss, Johannes Loffing
Understanding the molecular basis of the complex regulatory networks controlling renal ion transports is of major physiological and clinical importance. In this study, we aimed to identify evolutionarily conserved critical players in the function of the renal distal convoluted tubule (DCT) by a comparative transcriptomic approach. We generated a transgenic zebrafish line with expression of the red fluorescent mCherry protein under the control of the zebrafish DCT-specific promoter of the thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter (NCC)...
June 27, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656163/responsiveness-of-static-and-dynamic-postural-balance-measures-in-patients-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-following-physiotherapy-intervention
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Neda Mostafaee, Mohammad J Shaterzadeh Yazdi, Hossein Negahban, Shahin Goharpey, Mohammad Mehravar, Nahid Pirayeh
BACKGROUND: The main goal of physiotherapy for patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) is to improve postural control and retain knee function. Therefore, clinicians need to use evaluative tools that assess postural changes during physiotherapy. To maximize the clinical utility of the results of these tools, the extracted measures should have appropriate psychometric properties of reliability, validity and responsiveness. No study has yet addressed responsiveness of postural measures in these patients...
May 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648761/improved-jpeg-anti-forensics-with-better-image-visual-quality-and-forensic-undetectability
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Gurinder Singh, Kulbir Singh
There is an immediate need to validate the authenticity of digital images due to the availability of powerful image processing tools that can easily manipulate the digital image information without leaving any traces. The digital image forensics most often employs the tampering detectors based on JPEG compression. Therefore, to evaluate the competency of the JPEG forensic detectors, an anti-forensic technique is required. In this paper, two improved JPEG anti-forensic techniques are proposed to remove the blocking artifacts left by the JPEG compression in both spatial and DCT domain...
June 10, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638549/antibacterial-activity-of-different-root-canal-sealers-against-enterococcus-faecalis
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Claudio Poggio, Federico Trovati, Matteo Ceci, Marco Colombo, Giampiero Pietrocola
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to compare in vitro the antimicrobial activity of different root canal sealers against Enterococcus faecalis, prior and subsequent to setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Agar diffusion test (ADT) was used for evaluating the antibacterial activity of non-set sealer while the direct contact test (DCT) was used for after setting. RESULTS: ADT: Except for TotalFill BC Sealer all the others sealers tested showed antibacterial activity...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628276/acute-myeloid-leukaemia-relapsing-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-prognostic-factors-and-impact-of-initial-therapy-of-relapse
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Andrew B M Lim, Cameron Curley, Chun Yew Fong, Ian Bilmon, Ashanka Beligaswatte, Duncan Purtill, Bartlomiej Getta, Anne Maree Johnston, Tasman Armytage, Marnie Collins, Kate Mason, Katherine Fielding, Matthew Greenwood, John Gibson, Mark Hertzberg, Matthew Wright, Ian Lewis, John Moore, David Curtis, Jeff Szer, Glen Kennedy, David Ritchie
AIMS: We sought to determine factors associated with overall survival from relapse (OSR) of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT), and the effect of first salvage therapy and subsequent GVHD on OSR. METHODS: Data on 386 patients from nine Australian centres with relapsed AML post-alloHSCT were collected retrospectively. OSR was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted using the logrank test and proportional hazards modelling respectively, and a prognostic index for OSR was derived from multivariate modelling...
June 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626817/comparison-of-current-tonometry-techniques-in-measurement-of-intraocular-pressure
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Behrooz Kouchaki, Hassan Hashemi, Abbasali Yekta, Mehdi Khabazkhoob
PURPOSE: To compare four tonometry techniques: Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT), Dynamic contour tonometer (DCT), Non-contact tonometer (NCT), and Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) in the measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) and the impact of some corneal biomechanical factors on their performance. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, volunteers with normal ophthalmic examination and no history of eye surgery (except for uncomplicated cataract surgery) or trauma were selected...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624279/the-use-of-national-level-data-to-describe-trends-in-intramammary-antimicrobial-usage-on-irish-dairy-farms-from-2003-to-2015
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Simon J More, Tracy A Clegg, Finola McCoy
In this study, we used national-level data to describe trends in on-farm intramammary antimicrobial usage in Ireland from 2003 to 2015. We calculated actual sales of intramammary tubes and the quantity of active substance sold, by year, product type [lactation or dry cow therapy (DCT)], antimicrobial group, World Health Organization antimicrobial classification, and from 2009 to 2015, prescribing route. We also estimated on-farm usage of lactation and dry cow intramammary antimicrobials using defined daily dose (DDDvet) and defined course dose (DCDvet) calculations, and dry cow coverage...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607494/routing-of-the-rab6-secretory-pathway-towards-the-lysosome-related-organelle-of-melanocytes
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Anand Patwardhan, Sabine Bardin, Stéphanie Miserey-Lenkei, Lionel Larue, Bruno Goud, Graça Raposo, Cédric Delevoye
Exocytic carriers convey neo-synthesized components from the Golgi apparatus to the cell surface. While the release and anterograde movement of Golgi-derived vesicles require the small GTPase RAB6, its effector ELKS promotes the targeting and docking of secretory vesicles to particular areas of the plasma membrane. Here, we show that specialized cell types exploit and divert the secretory pathway towards lysosome related organelles. In cultured melanocytes, the secretory route relies on RAB6 and ELKS to directly transport and dock Golgi-derived carriers to melanosomes...
June 13, 2017: Nature Communications
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