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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073552/ciguatera-fish-poisoning-incidence-health-costs-and-risk-perception-on-moorea-island-society-archipelago-french-polynesia
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Ewen Morin, Clémence Gatti, Tamatoa Bambridge, Mireille Chinain
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP) is a non-bacterial seafood poisoning well characterized in the remote archipelagos of French Polynesia, yet poorly documented in the Society archipelago, most notably on Moorea, the second most populated island in French Polynesia, which counts a high proportion of fishermen fishing on a regular basis. To address this knowledge gap, a holistic study of the ciguatera issue was conducted on Moorea. First, ciguatera risk was analysed in terms of incidence rate, fish species most commonly involved and risk stratification in Moorea lagoon based on 2007-2013 epidemiological data...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069473/high-intensity-training-improves-global-and-segmental-strains-in-severe-congestive-heart-failure
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Yair Blumberg, Offir Ertracht, Itai Gershon, Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Tali Reuveni, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: High intensity training (HIT) is superior to moderate aerobic training (MAT) for improving quality of life in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has recently been suggested for estimation of left ventricle global and regional function. AIMS: We evaluated the utility of STE for characterizing differences in cardiac function following MAT or HIT in a CHF rat model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Following baseline physiological assessment, CHF was induced by coronary artery ligation in Sprague-Dawley rats...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068871/predilation-technique-with-balloon-angioplasty-to-facilitate-percutaneous-groin-access-of-large-size-sheath-through-scar-tissue
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Felice Pecoraro, Mayur Krishnaswamy, Johnny Steuer, Gilbert Puippe, Nicola Mangialardi, Thomas Pfammatter, Zoran Rancic, Frank J Veith, Neal S Cayne, Mario Lachat
Purpose Percutaneous remote access for endovascular aortic repair is an advantageous alternative to open access. Previous surgery in the femoral region and the presence of synthetic vascular grafts in the femoral/iliac arteries represent major limitations to percutaneous remote access. The aim of this study was to evaluate an original technique used for enabling percutaneous remote access for thoracic or abdominal endovascular aortic repair in patients with scar tissue and/or a vascular graft in the groin. Methods Twenty-five consecutive patients with a thoracic (11/25; 44%) or an aortic aneurysm (14/25; 66%) and with a synthetic vascular graft in the groin (16/25; 64%) or a redo groin access (9/25; 36%) were managed through the percutaneous remote access...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065572/uneven-distribution-of-inorganic-pollutants-in-marine-air-originating-from-ocean-going-ships
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László Bencs, Benjamin Horemans, Anna Jolanta Buczyńska, René Van Grieken
The distribution of mass, water-soluble inorganic salts and mineral elements of size-segregated aerosols (PM1, PM2.5-1 and PM10-2.5), precursor gaseous pollutants, black carbon, and nanoparticles (10-300 nm size range) at the Southern Bight of the North Sea has been studied. The concentrations of air pollutants peaked over shipping lanes, open-water anchorage areas and frequently navigated waters, due to the presence of mobile emission sources. A considerable decrease in air pollutant levels was seen when diverting from these marine areas towards remote or coastal banks...
January 5, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060997/effect-of-hypercholesterolemia-on-myocardial-function-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-cardioprotection-by-preconditioning-postconditioning-and-remote-conditioning
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REVIEW
Ioanna Andreadou, Efstathios K Iliodromitis, Antigone Lazou, Anikó Görbe, Zoltán Giricz, Rainer Schulz, Péter Ferdinandy
Hypercholesterolemia is considered to be a principle risk factor for cardiovascular disease, having direct negative effects on the myocardium itself, in addition to the development of atherosclerosis. Since hypercholesterolemia affects global cardiac gene expression profile, among many other factors, increased myocardial oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation trigger apoptosis and this may account for myocardial dysfunction and increased susceptibility of the myocardium to infarction. In addition, numerous experimental and clinical studies revealed that hyperlcholesterolemia may interfere with the cardioprotective potential of conditioning mechanisms...
January 6, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059260/effective-star-tracking-method-based-on-optical-flow-analysis-for-star-trackers
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Ting Sun, Fei Xing, Xiaochu Wang, Jin Li, Minsong Wei, Zheng You
Benefiting from rapid development of imaging sensor technology, modern optical technology, and a high-speed computing chip, the star tracker's accuracy, dynamic performance, and update rate have been greatly improved with low power consumption and miniature size. The star tracker is currently one of the most competitive attitude measurement sensors. However, due to restrictions of the optical imaging system, difficulties still exist in moving star spot detection and star tracking when in special motion conditions...
December 20, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056401/toxicity-evaluation-of-magnetic-hyperthermia-induced-by-remote-actuation-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-3d-micrometastasic-tumor-tissue-analogs-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Nathanael A Stocke, Pallavi Sethi, Amar Jyoti, Ryan Chan, Susanne M Arnold, J Zach Hilt, Meenakshi Upreti
Magnetic hyperthermia as a treatment modality is acquiring increased recognition for loco-regional therapy of primary and metastatic lung malignancies by pulmonary delivery of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP). The unique characteristic of magnetic nanoparticles to induce localized hyperthermia in the presence of an alternating magnetic field (AMF) allows for preferential killing of cells at the tumor site. In this study we demonstrate the effect of hyperthermia induced by low and high dose of MNP under the influence of an AMF using 3D tumor tissue analogs (TTA) representing the micrometastatic, perfusion independent stage of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) that infiltrates the lungs...
December 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047732/th-cd-bra-02-3d-remote-dosimetry-for-mri-guided-radiation-therapy-a-hybrid-approach
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L Rankine, S Mein, J Adamovics, B Cai, A Curcuru, T Juang, D Miles, S Mutic, Y Wang, M Oldham, H Li
PURPOSE: To validate the dosimetric accuracy of a commercially available MR-IGRT system using a combination of 3D dosimetry measurements (with PRESAGE(R) radiochromic plastic and optical-CT readout) and an in-house developed GPU-accelerated PENELOPE Monte-Carlo dose calculation system. METHODS: (60) Co IMRT subject to a 0.35T lateral magnetic field has recently been commissioned in our institution following AAPM's TG-119 recommendations. We performed PRESAGE(R) sensitivity studies in 4ml cuvettes to verify linearity, MR-compatibility, and energy-independence...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043052/remote-controlled-drug-release-from-multi-functional-fe3o4-go-chitosan-microspheres-fabricated-by-an-electrospray-method
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Sheng Li, Ling Xiao, Hongbing Deng, Xiaowen Shi, Qihua Cao
The construction of multifunctional microspheres for remote controlled drug release requires the exquisite selection of composite materials and preparation approaches. In this study, chitosan, an amino polysaccharide, was blended with inorganic nanocomponents, Fe3O4 and graphene oxide (GO) and electrosprayed to fabricate uniform microspheres with the diameters ranging from 100μm to 1100μm. An anti-cancer drug, doxorubicin (DOX), was loaded to the microspheres by an adsorption or embedding method. The microsphere is responsive to magnetic fields due to the presence of Fe3O4, and the incorporation of GO enhanced the drug loading capacity...
December 23, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031392/dce-mri-blood-brain-barrier-assessment-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Kersten Villringer, Borja E Sanz Cuesta, Ann-Christin Ostwaldt, Ulrike Grittner, Peter Brunecker, Ahmed A Khalil, Kristina Schindler, Ole Eisenblätter, Heinrich Audebert, Jochen B Fiebach
OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively evaluate blood-brain barrier changes in ischemic stroke patients using dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI. METHODS: We examined 54 stroke patients (clinicaltrials.gov NCT00715533, NCT02077582) in a 3T MRI scanner within 48 hours after symptom onset. Twenty-eight patients had a follow-up examination on day 5-7. DCE T1 mapping and Patlak analysis were employed to assess BBB permeability changes. RESULTS: Median stroke K(trans) values (0...
December 28, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030349/prevalence-of-three-oesophagostomum-spp-from-tibetan-pigs-analyzed-by-genetic-markers-of-nad1-cox3-and-its1
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Kun Li, Yanfang Lan, Houqiang Luo, Muhammad Shahzad, Hui Zhang, Lei Wang, Lihong Zhang, Dongyu Liu, Xinyu Liu, Yanan Hao, Suolang Sizhu, Jiakui Li
Parasitic nematodes of Oesophagostomum spp., commonly known as 'nodular worms' are one of the most widely distributed and prevalent emerging zoonotic nematodes. However, little is known about the prevalence and gene characteristics of those parasites in Tibetan pigs. Therefore, a study was carried out to investigate the prevalence, isolation and identification of Oesophagostomum spp from Tibetan pigs by genetic markers of nad1,cox3 and ITS1 for the first time. The results revealed that the infection rate of O...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028080/modis-imagery-improves-pest-risk-assessment-a-case-study-of-wheat-stem-sawfly-cephus-cinctus-hymenoptera-cephidae-in-colorado-usa
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Jordan Lestina, Maxwell Cook, Sunil Kumar, Jeffrey Morisette, Paul J Ode, Frank Peairs
Wheat stem sawfly (Cephus cinctus Norton, Hymenoptera: Cephidae) has long been a significant insect pest of spring, and more recently, winter wheat in the northern Great Plains. Wheat stem sawfly was first observed infesting winter wheat in Colorado in 2010 and, subsequently, has spread rapidly throughout wheat production regions of the state. Here, we used maximum entropy modeling (MaxEnt) to generate habitat suitability maps in order to predict the risk of crop damage as this species spreads throughout the winter wheat-growing regions of Colorado...
December 2016: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027562/microcirculation-violations-of-the-conjunctiva-in-clean-up-workers-of-the-chornobyl-npp-accident
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P A Fedirko, N A Garkava
OBJECTIVE: Explore hemomicrocirculation changes after radiation exposure depending of irradiation dose in dynam ics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research conducted on 470 clean up workers of the Chornobyl NPP accident. After 10-15 years after radiation exposure examined 450 Chornobyl clean up workers in age of 28 to 65 years. The con trol group consisted of 110 industrial workers who had not a contact of IR. In 22 years after radiation exposure sep arately examined 20 randomly selected Chornobyl clean up workers accident...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027556/overexpression-of-tp53-tp53i3-and-birc5-alterations-of-gene-regulation-of-apoptosis-and-aging-of-human-immune-cells-in-a-remote-period-after-radiation-exposure
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I N Ilienko, D A Bazyka
OBJECTIVE: To identify a contributive role of changes in gene regulation of apoptosis and telomere length at tran scriptional and translational levels to the formation of radiation induced effects in immune system. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study groups included 310 Chornobyl (Chornobyl) cleanup workers (dose of external expo sure (360.82 ± 32.3) mSv; age 58.9 ± 0.6 (M ± SD) years) and control (n = 77; age (52.9 ± 0.64) (M ± SD) years). Expression of CD95, phosphatidylserine receptors, bcl2 and p53 proteins was studied by flow cytometry; the relative expression (RQ) of BAX, BIRC5, FASLG, MADD, MAPK14, TP53, TP53I3, TERT, TERF1, TERF2 genes was performed using 7900 HT Fast RT PCR System and TagMan technology...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019051/remote-supervision-to-decrease-hospitalization-rate-unified-and-integrated-platform-for-data-collected-from-devices-manufactured-by-different-companies-design-and-rationale-of-the-result-study
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Mateusz Tajstra, Adam Sokal, Arkadiusz Gwóźdź, Marcin Wilczek, Adam Gacek, Konrad Wojciechowski, Elżbieta Gadula-Gacek, Elżbieta Adamowicz-Czoch, Katarzyna Chłosta-Niepiekło, Krzysztof Milewski, Piotr Rozentryt, Zbigniew Kalarus, Mariusz Gąsior, Lech Poloński
The number of patients with heart failure implantable cardiac electronic devices (CIEDs) is growing. Hospitalization rate in this group is very high and generates enormous costs. To avoid the need for hospital treatment, optimized monitoring and follow-up is crucial. Remote monitoring (RM) has been widely put into practice in the management of CIEDs but it may be difficult due to the presence of differences in systems provided by device manufacturers and loss of gathered data in case of device reimplantation...
December 25, 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013285/not-all-plaque-ruptures-are-born-equal-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Giancarla Scalone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Hesham Refaat, Rocco Vergallo, Italo Porto, Antonio Maria Leone, Francesco Burzotta, Domenico D'Amario, Giovanna Liuzzo, Francesco Fracassi, Carlo Trani, Filippo Crea
AIMS: Plaque rupture (PR) represents the most common substrate of coronary thrombosis, in at least 50% of cases. Chronic low grade inflammation is a common background for atherosclerosis development; however, increased plaque inflammation may predispose by itself to PR. In the last decade, studies performed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) have allowed to establish the severity of plaque inflammation by assessing macrophage infiltration (MØI). Our retrospective study aimed at assessing the role of plaque inflammation in PR among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) using OCT...
December 24, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007529/application-of-a-paper-based-device-containing-a-new-culture-medium-to-detect-vibrio-cholerae-in-water-samples-collected-in-haiti
#17
REVIEW
Romain Briquaire, Rita R Colwell, Jacques Boncy, Emmanuel Rossignol, Aline Dardy, Isabelle Pandini, François Villeval, Jean-Louis Machuron, Anwar Huq, Shah Rashed, Thierry Vandevelde, Christine Rozand
Cholera is now considered to be endemic in Haiti, often with increased incidence during rainy seasons. The challenge of cholera surveillance is exacerbated by the cost of sample collection and laboratory analysis. A diagnostic tool is needed that is low cost, easy-to-use, and able to detect and quantify Vibrio cholerae accurately in water samples within 18-24h, and perform reliably in remote settings lacking laboratory infrastructure and skilled staff. The two main objectives of this study were to develop and evaluate a new culture medium embedded in a new diagnostic tool (PAD for paper based analytical device) for detecting Vibrio cholerae from water samples collected in Haiti...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998090/monitoring-chemical-and-biological-electron-transfer-reactions-with-a-fluorogenic-vitamin-k-analogue-probe
#18
Mei-Ni Belzile, Robert Godin, Andrés M Durantini, Gonzalo Cosa
We report herein the design, synthesis, and characterization of a two-segment fluorogenic analogue of vitamin K, B-VKQ, prepared by coupling vitamin K3, also known as menadione (a quinone redox center), to a boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) fluorophore (a lipophilic reporter segment). Oxidation-reduction reactions, spectroelectrochemical studies, and enzymatic assays conducted in the presence of DT-diaphorase illustrate that the new probe shows reversible redox behavior on par with that of vitamin K, provides a high-sensitivity fluorescence signal, and is compatible with biological conditions, opening the door to monitor remotely (i...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994904/bronchial-foreign-body-alerting-of-a-bronchial-tumor-the-need-of-a-follow-up-radiography
#19
Nahida El-Rifai, Samar Shahine, Hassan Sidani, Ali Sabeh Aion, Antoine Deschildre, Marie-Christine Copin
Lung tumors are extremely rare in the pediatric population, comprising only 0.2% of all malignancies in children. Among them, mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is even rarer with a reported frequency of 0.1% to 0.2%. MEC is defined by the World Health Organization as a tumor characterized by a combination of mucus-secreting, squamous, and intermediate cell types. We describe the case of a 4-year-old girl who presented with a history of intermittent fever and nonproductive cough of 1-month duration after foreign body aspiration...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992353/design-and-first-evaluation-of-a-sleep-characterization-monitoring-system-using-remote-contactless-sensor
#20
Toufik Guettari, Dan Istrate, Jerome Boudy, Badr-Eddine Benkelfet, Betty Fumel, Jean-Christophe Daviet
This paper presents the design and a first evaluation of a new monitoring system based on contactless sensors to estimate sleep quality. This sensor produces thermal signals which have been used, at first, to detect a human presence in the bed and then to estimate sleep quality. To distinguish between different sleep phases, we have used methods of signal processing in order to extract the necessary features for learning an adapted statistical model. The existing monitoring systems use sensors attached to the bed or worn by the person...
December 14, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
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