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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210366/blog-and-podcast-watch-cutaneous-emergencies
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Andrew Grock, Eric J Morley, Lynn Roppolo, Jay Khadpe, Felix Ankel, Michelle Lin
INTRODUCTION: The WestJEM Blog and Podcast Watch presents high quality open-access educational blogs and podcasts in emergency medicine (EM) based on the ongoing Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) and AIR-Professional series. Both series critically appraise resources using an objective scoring rubric. This installment of the Blog and Podcast Watch highlights the topic of cutaneous emergencies from the AIR series. METHODS: The AIR series is a continuously building curriculum that follows the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) annual testing schedule...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209434/spatial-and-temporal-trends-of-short-and-medium-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-in-sediments-off-the-urbanized-coastal-zones-in-china-and-japan-a-comparison-study
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Lixi Zeng, James C W Lam, Yuichi Horii, Xiaolin Li, Weifang Chen, Jian-Wen Qiu, Kenneth M Y Leung, Eriko Yamazaki, Nobuyoshi Yamashita, Paul K S Lam
To examine the impacts of urbanization and industrialization on the coastal environment, and assess the effectiveness of control measures on the contamination by chlorinated paraffins (CPs) in East Asia, surface and core sediments were sampled from the urbanized coastal zones in China and Japan (i.e., Pearl River Delta (PRD), Hong Kong waters and Tokyo Bay) and analyzed for short-chain (SCCPs) and medium-chain CPs (MCCPs). Much higher concentrations of CPs were found in the industrialized PRD than in adjacent Hong Kong waters...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205345/differential-diagnosis-of-well-differentiated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-non-neoplastic-oral-mucosal-lesions-new-cytopathologic-evaluation-method-dependent-on-keratinization-related-parameters-but-not-nuclear-atypism
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Hitoshi Hara, Tsuneo Misawa, Eri Ishii, Miki Nakagawa, Saki Koshiishi, Kenji Amemiya, Toshio Oyama, Kazuya Tominaga, Jun Cheng, Akio Tanaka, Takashi Saku
BACKGROUND: The cytology of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is challenging because oral SCC cells tend to be well differentiated and lack nuclear atypia, often resulting in a false negative diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to establish practical cytological parameters specific to oral SCCs. METHODS: We reviewed 123 cases of malignancy and 53 of non-neoplastic lesions of the oral mucosa, which had been diagnosed using both cytology and histopathology specimens...
February 16, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203644/optimization-of-the-functional-characteristics-pasting-and-rheological-properties-of-pearl-millet-based-composite-flour
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Olugbenga Olufemi Awolu
Optimisation of composite flour comprising pearl millet, kidney beans and tigernut with xanthan gum was evaluated for rheological evaluations. The functional properties of the composite flour were optimized using optimal design of response surface methodology. The optimum blends, defined as blends with overall best functional characteristics were run 3 (75.956% pearl millet, 17.692% kidney beans, 6.352% tigernut flours), run 7 (85.000% pearl millet, 10.000% kidney beans, 5.000% tigernut flours) and run 13 (75...
February 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202239/vehicle-emission-trends-in-china-s-guangdong-province-from-1994-to-2014
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Yong-Hong Liu, Wen-Yuan Liao, Li Li, Yu-Ting Huang, Wei-Jia Xu
Exploring vehicle emission trends within and outside the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region during a long period was scientific and practical, for the economic rapid unbalanced development, continuous implements of severe reducing vehicle emissions measures in Guangdong province. Multi-year inventories of vehicle emissions from 1994 to 2014 were estimated based on the emissions factors of different emissions standards and vehicle kilometers travelled for all types of vehicles. The trends and characteristics of the emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nitrogen oxides (NOx), fine particulate matter (PM2...
February 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199754/multinucleated-giant-cell-reaction-in-lower-lip-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-clinical-morphological-and-immunohistochemical-study
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Hellen Bandeira de Pontes Santos, Márcia Cristina da Costa Miguel, Leão Pereira Pinto, Manuel Antonio Gordón-Núñez, Pollianna Muniz Alves, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka
BACKGROUND: Multinucleated giant cell (MGC) reactions have been identified in several malignancies, but their frequency and significance in lower lip squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are not established. This study evaluated the MGC reactions and their association with clinicopathological parameters in lower lip SCCs. The polarization profile of these cells (M1 or M2 macrophages) was also assessed. METHODS: The presence and distribution of MGC reactions in high-power fields (400×) were evaluated in hematoxylin/eosin-stained histological sections of 91 lower lip SCCs...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197163/quinolizidine-alkaloid-biosynthesis-in-lupins-and-prospects-for-grain-quality-improvement
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REVIEW
Karen M Frick, Lars G Kamphuis, Kadambot H M Siddique, Karam B Singh, Rhonda C Foley
Quinolizidine alkaloids (QAs) are toxic secondary metabolites found within the genus Lupinus, some species of which are commercially important grain legume crops including Lupinus angustifolius (narrow-leafed lupin, NLL), L. luteus (yellow lupin), L. albus (white lupin), and L. mutabilis (pearl lupin), with NLL grain being the most largely produced of the four species in Australia and worldwide. While QAs offer the plants protection against insect pests, the accumulation of QAs in lupin grain complicates its use for food purposes as QA levels must remain below the industry threshold (0...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196932/a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-rebound-hyperbilirubinemia-following-inpatient-phototherapy
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Pearl W Chang, Michael W Kuzniewicz, Charles E McCulloch, Thomas B Newman
OBJECTIVES: The American Academy of Pediatrics provides little guidance on when to discontinue phototherapy in newborns treated for hyperbilirubinemia. We sought to develop a prediction rule to estimate the probability of rebound hyperbilirubinemia after inpatient phototherapy. METHODS: Subjects for this retrospective cohort study were infants born in 2012 to 2014 at ≥35 weeks' gestation at 16 Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals who received inpatient phototherapy before age 14 days...
February 14, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194133/current-and-emerging-potential-of-magnetoencephalography-in-the-detection-and-localization-of-high-frequency-oscillations-in-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Eleonora Tamilia, Joseph R Madsen, Patricia Ellen Grant, Phillip L Pearl, Christos Papadelis
Up to one-third of patients with epilepsy are medically intractable and need resective surgery. To be successful, epilepsy surgery requires a comprehensive preoperative evaluation to define the epileptogenic zone (EZ), the brain area that should be resected to achieve seizure freedom. Due to lack of tools and methods that measure the EZ directly, this area is defined indirectly based on concordant data from a multitude of presurgical non-invasive tests and intracranial recordings. However, the results of these tests are often insufficiently concordant or inconclusive...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193598/barriers-to-remote-health-interventions-for-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-proposed-classification-scheme
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Michelle M Alvarado, Hye-Chung Kum, Karla Gonzalez Coronado, Margaret J Foster, Pearl Ortega, Mark A Lawley
BACKGROUND: Diabetes self-management involves adherence to healthy daily habits typically involving blood glucose monitoring, medication, exercise, and diet. To support self-management, some providers have begun testing remote interventions for monitoring and assisting patients between clinic visits. Although some studies have shown success, there are barriers to widespread adoption. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to identify and classify barriers to adoption of remote health for management of type 2 diabetes...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192574/primary-care-asthma-management-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-other-clinical-pearls
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Zachary Marcus, Nanah Suk Park
Most children in the United States with intermittent, mild, and moderate persistent asthma are cared for by primary care practitioners (PCPs). Despite inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) being highly effective at controlling asthma symptoms, many PCPs are uncomfortable prescribing these medications. Cumbersome guidelines, increasing numbers of medication choices, and concerns regarding side effects are some of the barriers to prescribing ICS for children with asthma. This article serves as a quick-start guide for PCPs that (1) condenses the routine diagnosis and management of asthma into concise clinical tools for children who would benefit from ICS therapy and (2) provides clinical pearls to aid in the treatment of mild- to moderate-persistent asthma...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192383/pilot-study-evaluating-the-impact-of-otology-surgery-videos-on-otolaryngology-resident-education
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Charles Poon, Shawn M Stevens, Justin S Golub, Myles L Pensak, Ravi N Samy
OBJECTIVES: Use of videos as educational tools is not a novel concept; however, there is a paucity of high-quality video resources available to otolaryngology trainees. We hypothesized that residents would deem surgical-videos using a multimedia-style format more valuable as preparatory tools. Aims of this study: 1) develop portfolio of otology/neurotology videos overviewing key steps, anatomy, and pearls by a senior surgeon; 2) have residents rate the effectiveness of the videos as a preoperative tool...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191040/moisturisers-for-the-treatment-of-foot-xerosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Justin Parker, Rolf Scharfbillig, Sara Jones
BACKGROUND: Xerosis, literally dryness of the skin, of the foot is a common condition encountered clinically, which can lead to discomfort and predisposition to infection. Currently, there are no evidence-based recommendations on which moisturiser formulations best alleviate xerotic symptoms. The aim of this review was to guide clinical practice in the treatment of primary and diabetes related foot xerosis, by identifying from the existing literature the most effective ingredient or formulation of topical treatments for symptoms of primary foot xerosis in the general population...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188115/differential-mantle-transcriptomics-and-characterization-of-growth-related-genes-in-the-diploid-and-triploid-pearl-oyster-pinctada-fucata
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Yunyan Guan, Maoxian He, Houbo Wu
To explore the molecular mechanism of triploidy effect in the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata, two RNA-seq libraries were constructed from the mantle tissue of diploids and triploids by Roche-454 massive parallel pyrosequencing. The identification of differential expressed genes (DEGs) between diploid and triploid may reveal the molecular mechanism of triploidy effect. In this study, 230 down-regulated and 259 up-regulated DEGs were obtained by comparison between diploid and triploid libraries. The gene ontology and KEGG pathway analysis revealed more functional activation in triploids and it may due to the duplicated gene expression in transcriptional level during whole genome duplication (WGD)...
February 7, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187969/seasonal-changes-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-response-to-hydrology-and-anthropogenic-activities-in-the-pearl-river-estuary-china
#15
Feng Liu, Lixia Niu, Hui Chen, Ping Li, Feng Tian, Qingshu Yang
The behaviours of PAHs (containing 2-6 aromatic rings) in the Pearl River estuary were examined each month in 2011. This study was designed to investigate the abundance of 16 priority PAHs and their response to the seasonal dynamics of anthropogenic activities and hydrological cycles. Monthly mean concentrations of ∑16PAHs in water and suspended particulate matter (SPM) were 88.31ng/L and 252.31ng/L respectively, with higher concentrations in the wet season (April to September). Heavy precipitation in the wet season resulted in relatively increased PAH input via riverine discharges and atmospheric deposition...
February 7, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185777/survivorship-and-patient-satisfaction-of-robotic-assisted-medial-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-at-a-minimum-two-year-follow-up
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Andrew D Pearle, Jelle P van der List, Lily Lee, Thomas M Coon, Todd A Borus, Martin W Roche
BACKGROUND: Successful clinical outcomes following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) depend on lower limb alignment, soft tissue balance and component positioning, which can be difficult to control using manual instrumentation. Although robotic-assisted surgery more reliably controls these surgical factors, studies assessing outcomes of robotic-assisted UKA are lacking. Therefore, a prospective multicenter study was performed to assess outcomes of robotic-assisted UKA. METHODS: A total of 1007 consecutive patients (1135 knees) underwent robotic-assisted medial UKA surgery from six surgeons at separate institutions between March 2009 and December 2011...
February 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185731/phenolic-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-in-the-pearl-river-estuary-occurrence-bioaccumulation-and-risk-assessment
#17
Panpan Diao, Qi Chen, Rui Wang, Dong Sun, Zhuoping Cai, Hao Wu, Shunshan Duan
Three phenolic endocrine-disrupting compounds, 4-nonylphenol, 4-tert-octylphenol and bisphenol A, were determined in water, sediment and biota (fish, shrimp and mollusk) collected from sites along the Pearl River Estuary, China. The 4-nonylphenol, 4-tert-octylphenol and bisphenol A concentrations ranged from 1.20-3352.86ng/L in the water, <0.17-20.80ng/g dw in the sediment and <1.49-237.12ng/g dw in the biota. The concentrations of 4-nonylphenol were higher than those of 4-tert-octylphenol and bisphenol A in the water, sediment and organisms...
February 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173611/quantifying-pearl-millet-response-to-high-temperature-stress-thresholds-sensitive-stages-genetic-variability-and-relative-sensitivity-of-pollen-and-pistil
#18
M Djanaguiraman, R Perumal, I A Ciampitti, S K Gupta, P V V Prasad
The objectives were to (i) quantify high temperature (HT) stress impacts at different growth stages (season long, booting to seed-set, booting to maturity) on various yield components; (ii) identify the most sensitive stage(s) to short episodes of HT stress during reproductive development; (iii) understand the genetic variations for HT stress tolerance based on cardinal temperatures for pollen germination; and (iv) determine relative sensitivity of pollen and pistil to HT stress and associated tolerance or susceptible mechanisms in pearl millet...
February 7, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169231/palbociclib-a-new-hope-in-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
R Priyadharsini Palanisamy
Breast cancer being one of the common cancers has high morbidity and mortality. Despite the conventional treatment, the burden of the disease increases year after year. There is a need for newer drugs that target the different mechanisms in the pathogenesis. The interaction of cyclins with cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) plays a major role in the abnormal cell cycle in cancer and it is considered to be an important target. Palbociclib is a CDK inhibitor currently approved for the treatment of breast cancer...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169125/intensification-of-delignification-and-subsequent-hydrolysis-for-the-fermentable-sugar-production-from-lignocellulosic-biomass-using-ultrasonic-irradiation
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Preeti B Subhedar, Pearl Ray, Parag R Gogate
The present work deals with intensification of delignification and subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis of sustainable biomass such as groundnut shells, coconut coir and pistachio shells using ultrasound assisted approach so as to develop an economical approach for obtaining bioethanol. Process intensification, in the current context, is referred to as any improvements giving enhanced rates possibly with lower energy and chemical as well as enzyme requirement for delignification and hydrolysis respectively. Conventional processing for both delignification and enzymatic hydrolysis has also been investigated for establishing the degree of intensification...
January 21, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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