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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823122/genetic-analysis-of-milk-production-traits-of-tunisian-holsteins-using-random-regression-test-day-model-with-legendre-polynomials
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Hafedh Ben Zaabza, Abderrahmen Ben Gara, Boulbaba Rekik
Objective: The objective of this study was to estimate genetic parameters of milk, fat, and protein yields within and across lactations in Tunisian Holsteins using a random regression test-day model. Methods: A random regression multiple trait multiple lactation test-day (TD) model was used to estimate genetic parameters in the Tunisian dairy cattle population. Data were TD yields of milk, fat, and protein from the first three lactations. Random regressions were modeled with third-order Legendre polynomials for the additive genetic, and permanent environment effects...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823109/comparison-of-two-home-sleep-testing-devices-with-different-strategies-for-diagnosis-of-osa
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Tyler Gumb, Akosua Twumasi, Shahnaz Alimokhtari, Alan Perez, Kathleen Black, David M Rapoport, Jag Sunderram, Indu Ayappa
PURPOSE: Home sleep testing devices are being widely used in diagnosis/screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We examined differences in OSA metrics obtained from two devices with divergent home monitoring strategies, the Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES™, multiple signals plus forehead reflectance oximetry) and the Nonin WristOx2™ (single channel finger transmission pulse oximeter), compared to differences from night-night variability of OSA. METHODS: One hundred fifty-two male/26 female subjects (BMI = 30...
August 19, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823098/modified-rapid-immunohistochemical-staining-for-intraoperative-diagnosis-of-malignant-brain-tumors
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Akane Suzuki, Takashi Maruyama, Masayuki Nitta, Takashi Komori, Soko Ikuta, Takakazu Kawamata, Yoshihiro Muragaki
Rapid immunohistochemistry (R-IHC) has been developing mainly as a support technique in the rapid diagnosis of central nervous system tumors; however, there have been problems regarding instability in specimen preparation and immunostaining. To overcome the weakness of this technology, the instability of immunostaining, we developed a modified R-IHC. This was achieved by switching to 4% paraformaldehyde as the fixative solution and utilizing a commercially available Polymer Refine Detection Kit, as a high-sensitivity kit, in place of the secondary antibodies...
August 19, 2017: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823094/impact-of-insecticides-used-in-soybean-crops-to-the-egg-parasitoid-telenomus-podisi-hymenoptera-platygastridae
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C S Stecca, A F Bueno, A Pasini, D M Silva, K Andrade, D M Zirondi Filho
The objective of this study was to evaluate possible side effects of insecticides used in soybean crops on pupae and adults of the egg parasitoid Telenomus podisi Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) under laboratory conditions. The protocol was adapted from standard methodology stablished by the Pesticides and Beneficial Organisms Working Group of the International Organization for Biological and integrated Control (IOBC) for Trichogramma cacoeciae (Marchal) (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). All tested benzoylureas, diacylhydrazines, diamides and spinosins as well as pyrethroid beta-cyfluthrin were harmless to T...
August 19, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823088/electrical-signals-triggered-controllable-formation-of-calcium-alginate-film-for-wound-treatment
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Xiaoli Liu, Huan Liu, Xue Qu, Miao Lei, Chuchu Zhang, Hua Hong, Gregory F Payne, Changsheng Liu
Wound dressings play important roles in the management of wounds, and calcium cross-linked alginate (Ca(2+)-Alg) is a commonly used hydrogel that is adapted for wound treatment. However, conventional methods for fabricating Ca(2+)-Alg hydrogels can be tedious and difficult to control because of the rapid Ca(2+)-induced gelation of alginate. In this study, An electrodeposition method was used to rapidly and controllably fabricate Ca(2+)-Alg films for wound treatment. Several measures of film growth (e.g., thickness and mass) are shown to linearly correlate to the imposed charge transfer at the electrode...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823063/glass-ceramic-cad-cam-crowns-and-severely-altered-posterior-teeth-a-three-levels-study
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Michel Fages, Stephane Corn, Pierre Slangen, Jacques Raynal, Patrick Ienny, Kinga Turzo, Frederic Cuisinier, Jean-Cédric Durand
For many practitioners, longevity of full glass ceramic crowns in the posterior area, molars and premolars, remains a real challenge. The purpose of this article is to identify and evaluate the parameters that can significantly influence their resistance when preparing a tooth. The analysis proposed in this article relies on interrelated studies conducted at three levels: in vitro (mechanical tests), in silico (finite elements simulations) and in vivo (clinical survival rates). The in vitro and the in silico studies proved that an appropriate variation of the geometric design of the preparations enables to increase up to 80% the mechanical strength of ceramic reconstructions...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823061/validity-and-reliability-of-the-norwegian-translation-of-the-achilles-tendon-total-rupture-score
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Ståle Bergman Myhrvold, Øystein Sandnes, Sigurd Erik Hoelsbrekken
PURPOSE: Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly being used in clinical research. The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) is a PROM designed to assess outcomes in patients with ruptures of the Achilles tendon. The aim of this study was to develop a Norwegian adaption of the ATRS and evaluate its validity and reliability. METHODS: The ATRS was translated into Norwegian in accordance with recommended guidelines. The study included 94 patients treated for Achilles tendon ruptures from January 2010 until February 2013, and the web-based questionnaires were administered twice...
August 19, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823047/knowledge-that-acts-evaluating-the-outcomes-of-a-knowledge-brokering-intervention-in-western-australia-s-ningaloo-region
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Kelly Chapman, Fabio Boschetti, Elizabeth Fulton, Pierre Horwitz, Tod Jones, Pascal Scherrer, Geoff Syme
Knowledge exchange involves a suite of strategies used to bridge the divides between research, policy and practice. The literature is increasingly focused on the notion that knowledge generated by research is more useful when there is significant interaction and knowledge sharing between researchers and research recipients (i.e., stakeholders). This is exemplified by increasing calls for the use of knowledge brokers to facilitate interaction and flow of information between scientists and stakeholder groups, and the integration of scientific and local knowledge...
August 19, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823033/the-combination-of-mitomycin-induced-blood-cells-with-a-temporary-treatment-of-ciclosporin-a-prolongs-allograft-survival-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
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Christian Andreas Radu, Sebastian Fischer, Yannick Diehm, Otto Hetzel, Florian Neubrech, Laura Dittmar, Christian Kleist, Martha Maria Gebhard, Peter Terness, Ulrich Kneser, Jurij Kiefer
BACKGROUND: Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is a rapidly expanding field of transplantation and provides a potential treatment for complex tissue defects. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) shortly incubated with the antibiotic and chemotherapeutic agent mitomycin C (MMC) can suppress allogeneic T cell response and control allograft rejection in various organ transplantation models. MMC-incubated PBMCs (MICs) are currently being tested in a phase I clinical trial in kidney transplant patients...
August 19, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822999/preservation-of-remnant-with-poor-synovial-coverage-has-no-beneficial-effect-over-remnant-sacrifice-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Bo Hyun Kim, Joong Il Kim, Osung Lee, Ki Woung Lee, Myung Chul Lee, Hyuk Soo Han
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the influence of synovial coverage of the remnant on clinical outcomes and graft healing in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: Seventy-five patients who underwent second-look arthroscopy after a single-bundle ACL reconstruction using autologous quadriceps tendon graft were included. The patients were divided into two groups according to whether the remnant was preserved (group P, n = 42) or sacrificed (group S, n = 33)...
August 19, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822970/estimating-the-effects-of-novel-on-pack-warnings-on-young-adult-smokers-and-susceptible-non-smokers
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Philip Gendall, Christine Eckert, Janet Hoek, Jordan Louviere
BACKGROUND: On-pack tobacco warnings can deter smoking initiation and provide powerful cessation cues. However, these warnings typically feature graphic health images, which many young adults dismiss as irrelevant. We estimated responses to more diverse warnings and examined how these performed relative to each other. METHODS: We conducted a behavioural likelihood experiment and a choice modelling experiment in which 474 smokers and 476 susceptible non-smokers aged between 16 and 30 years evaluated 12 warnings featuring health, social, financial and cosmetic themes...
August 19, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822904/the-effect-of-age-and-length-of-gonadotropin-stimulation-on-the-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-development-of-holstein-calf-oocytes
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Luke Currin, Laura Michalovic, Anne-Marie Bellefleur, Karina Gutierrez, Werner Glanzner, Yasmin Schuermann, Rodrigo C Bohrer, Naomi Dicks, Paulo R da Rosa, Matheus P De Cesaro, Rosalba Lopez, François-Xavier Grand, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Jim Gourdon, Hernan Baldassarre, Vilceu Bordignon
The use of oocytes recovered from prepubertal donors for in vitro embryo production has great potential for accelerating the rate of genetic gain in the dairy industry. However, these oocytes are known to be less developmentally competent than those from adult donors. In this study, we investigated the effect of age and gonadotropin stimulation in Holstein heifers subjected to oocyte collection every two weeks between 2 and 6 months of age. In order to assess the effect of gonadotropin stimulation, animals were subjected to one of three treatments, namely Short (ST; 36-42 h), Long (LT; ≥72 h) and No Treatment (NT) prior to laparoscopic ovum pick-up (LOPU)...
August 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822900/supportive-care-pathway-functionalities-of-ehr-system-in-a-saudi-arabian-hospital
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Bakheet Aldosari
BACKGROUND: Electronic health record (EHR) is a data management system used in healthcare services. The stored medical information in EHR can be accessed and utilized by authorized users, which helps clinicians in making clinical decisions. Therefore, this study aims at comparing the embedded clinical guidelines or the supportive pathway functions as well as their compliance level in the two EMR systems, i.e. QuadraMed (QCPR) and BestCare. METHODS: A test vignette was used to evaluate the features, functions, performance, and output to assess the EHR clinical path way functionality of the QCPR and BestCare...
August 12, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822878/in-vitro-method-to-evaluate-the-barrier-properties-of-medical-devices-for-cutaneous-use
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Antonella Casiraghi, Francesco Ranzini, Umberto M Musazzi, Silvia Franzè, Marisa Meloni, Paola Minghetti
Barrier creams (BC) are marketed as cosmetic products or locally-applied medical devices to protect skin against damages induced by chemical agents or physical insults. However, the determination of the BC effectiveness is still a matter of discussion at both the clinical and the regulatory level. In this context, this work aimed at the development of a reliable, reproducible and easy-to-perform experimental protocol for the evaluation of BC performances. Preliminarily, an in vivo method based on the measurement of trans-epidermal water loss had been matter of investigation and was discarded: it required too much time and was not robust and sensitive enough...
August 16, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822836/fty720-fingolimod-an-oral-s1pr-modulator-mitigates-radiation-induced-cognitive-deficits
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Alexander M Stessin, Matei A Banu, Mariano Guardia Clausi, Nicholas Berry, John A Boockvar, Samuel Ryu
PURPOSE: This study evaluates FTY720/Fingolimod, modulator of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor, as a potential mitigator of radiation-induced neurocognitive dysfunction. METHODS AND MATERIALS: To study radiation-induced neurocognitive deficits, 6 week-old C57/Bl/6J mice received 0 or 7Gy cranial irradiation and were treated with FTY720 or vehicle for seven weeks. Fear conditioning and Morris water maze were then employed to test learning and memory. Immunohistochemical staining for neural progenitor cells (NPCs) and mature neurons was used to assess changes in hippocampal neurogenesis...
August 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822821/what-makes-journal-club-effective-a-survey-of-orthopaedic-residents-and-faculty
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Sean T Campbell, Jason R Kang, Julius A Bishop
BACKGROUND: Journal clubs play an important role in the education of orthopaedic surgery residents; however, there are sparse data available on the characteristics that make journal clubs effective. OBJECTIVE: The primary goal of this study was to determine the characteristics of effective journal clubs as identified by orthopaedic residents and faculty. We sought to compare the opinions of residents and faculty in order to identify areas that may benefit from future research and discussion...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822819/-reflection-before-practice-improves-self-assessment-and-end-performance-in-laparoscopic-surgical-skills-training
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Sandeep Ganni, Sanne M B I Botden, Dennis P Schaap, Bas H Verhoeven, Richard H M Goossens, Jack J Jakimowicz
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether a systematized approach to self-assessment in a laparoscopic surgical skills course improves accordance between expert- and self-assessment. DESIGN: A systematic training course in self-assessment using Competency Assessment Tool was introduced into the normal course of evaluation within a Laparoscopic Surgical Skills training course for the test group (n = 30). Differences between these and a control group (n = 30) who did not receive the additional training were assessed...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822792/imaging-assessment-of-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva-qualitative-quantitative-and-questionable
#18
Mona Al Mukaddam, Chamith S Rajapakse, Robert J Pignolo, Frederick S Kaplan, Stacy E Smith
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder of heterotopic ossification (HO) characterized by skeletal anomalies and episodic soft tissue swelling (flare-ups) that can transform into heterotopic bone. The progressive development of heterotopic bone and progressive arthropathy leads to significant limitation of mobility. This paper will review various imaging modalities used in evaluating episodic soft tissue swelling (flare-ups), heterotopic bone and skeletal anomalies...
August 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822736/-rhinovirus-underestimated-pathogens-in-patients-during-the-neonatal-period
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S Zacharie, A Vabret, B Guillois, C Dupont, J Brouard
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, developments in virological tools have led to the easy detection of rhinoviruses and enteroviruses (E/RV). Their detection is very frequent in cases of airway involvement in children and their demonstrated causality. But the morbidity of E/RV in the neonatal period is unknown due to lack of epidemiological data. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical characteristics of these infections in hospitalized neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the virology specimens of all neonates hospitalized at the Caen University Hospital between 2006 and 2011...
August 16, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822728/variability-of-lung-clearance-index-in-clinically-stable-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease-in-school-age-children
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Marcus Svedberg, Per M Gustafsson, Paul D Robinson, Monica Rosberg, Anders Lindblad
BACKGROUND: Data on long term variability of Lung Clearance Index (LCI) in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is urgently needed to guide test result interpretation. Our aim was to evaluate LCI variability in clinically stable CF lung disease in school age children. METHODS: Paediatric patients, aged 6 to 17years, attending the outpatient CF clinic performed Multiple Breath Nitrogen Washout (Exhalyzer® D) and spirometry every third month over a period of one year. Clinical stability was assessed by the Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Score (CFCS) at each visit...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
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