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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339473/characterization-of-lignocellulolytic-activities-from-fungi-isolated-from-the-deep-sea-sponge-stelletta-normani
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Ramón Alberto Batista-García, Thomas Sutton, Stephen A Jackson, Omar Eduardo Tovar-Herrera, Edgar Balcázar-López, María Del Rayo Sánchez-Carbente, Ayixon Sánchez-Reyes, Alan D W Dobson, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol
Extreme habitats have usually been regarded as a source of microorganisms that possess robust proteins that help enable them to survive in such harsh conditions. The deep sea can be considered an extreme habitat due to low temperatures (<5°C) and high pressure, however marine sponges survive in these habitats. While bacteria derived from deep-sea marine sponges have been studied, much less information is available on fungal biodiversity associated with these sponges. Following screening of fourteen fungi isolated from the deep-sea sponge Stelletta normani sampled at a depth of 751 metres, three halotolerant strains (TS2, TS11 and TS12) were identified which displayed high CMCase and xylanase activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339465/comparative-accuracy-of-the-reba-mtb-mdr-and-hain-mtbdrplus-line-probe-assays-for-the-detection-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-a-multicenter-non-inferiority-study
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Joshua Havumaki, Doris Hillemann, Nazir Ismail, Shaheed Vally Omar, Sophia B Georghiou, Samuel G Schumacher, Catharina Boehme, Claudia M Denkinger
INTRODUCTION: Despite recent diagnostic advances, the majority of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases remain undiagnosed. Line probes assays (LiPAs) hold great promise to curb the spread of MDR-TB as they can rapidly detect MDR-TB even when laboratory infrastructure is limited, yet few of these assays are currently widely available or supported by World Health Organization (WHO) policy. METHODS: The aim of this prospective, blinded, non-inferiority study was to compare the performance of YD Diagnostics REBA MTB MDR LiPA (YD) to the WHO-endorsed Hain MTBDRplus V1 LiPA (Hain V1) for the detection of rifampicin and isoniazid resistance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334227/a-phylogenetic-biogeographic-and-taxonomic-study-of-all-extant-species-of-anolis-squamata-iguanidae
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Steven Poe, Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca, Omar Torres-Carvajal, Kevin de Queiroz, Julián A Velasco, Brad Truett, Levi N Gray, Mason J Ryan, Gunther Köhler, Fernando Ayala-Varela, Ian Latella
Anolis lizards (anoles) are textbook study organisms in evolution and ecology. Although several topics in evolutionary biology have been elucidated by the study of anoles, progress in some areas has been hampered by limited phylogenetic information on this group. Here we present a phylogenetic analysis of all 379 extant species of Anolis, with new phylogenetic data for 139 species including new DNA data for 101 species. We use the resulting estimates as a basis for defining anole clade names under the principles of phylogenetic nomenclature and to examine the biogeographic history of anoles...
February 27, 2017: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334030/measuring-mortality-due-to-hiv-associated-tuberculosis-among-adults-in-south-africa-comparing-verbal-autopsy-minimally-invasive-autopsy-and-research-data
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Aaron S Karat, Mpho Tlali, Katherine L Fielding, Salome Charalambous, Violet N Chihota, Gavin J Churchyard, Yasmeen Hanifa, Suzanne Johnson, Kerrigan McCarthy, Neil A Martinson, Tanvier Omar, Kathleen Kahn, Daniel Chandramohan, Alison D Grant
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to reduce tuberculosis (TB) deaths by 95% by 2035; tracking progress requires accurate measurement of TB mortality. International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes do not differentiate between HIV-associated TB and HIV more generally. Verbal autopsy (VA) is used to estimate cause of death (CoD) patterns but has mostly been validated against a suboptimal gold standard for HIV and TB. This study, conducted among HIV-positive adults, aimed to estimate the accuracy of VA in ascertaining TB and HIV CoD when compared to a reference standard derived from a variety of clinical sources including, in some, minimally-invasive autopsy (MIA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333966/associations-of-human-papillomavirus-hpv-genotypes-with-high-grade-cervical-neoplasia-cin2-in-a-cohort-of-women-living-with-hiv-in-burkina-faso-and-south-africa
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Helen A Kelly, Jean Ngou, Admire Chikandiwa, Bernard Sawadogo, Clare Gilham, Tanvier Omar, Olga Lompo, Sylviane Doutre, Nicolas Meda, Helen A Weiss, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Michel Segondy, Philippe Mayaud
OBJECTIVE: To describe associations of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+) in women living with HIV (WLHIV) in Burkina Faso (BF) and South Africa (SA). METHODS: Prospective cohort of WLHIV attending HIV outpatient clinics and treatment centres. Recruitment was stratified by ART status. Cervical HPV genotyping using INNO-LiPA and histological assessment of 4-quadrant cervical biopsies at enrolment and 16 months later...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333914/genome-scale-crispr-cas9-knockout-and-transcriptional-activation-screening
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Julia Joung, Silvana Konermann, Jonathan S Gootenberg, Omar O Abudayyeh, Randall J Platt, Mark D Brigham, Neville E Sanjana, Feng Zhang
Forward genetic screens are powerful tools for the unbiased discovery and functional characterization of specific genetic elements associated with a phenotype of interest. Recently, the RNA-guided endonuclease Cas9 from the microbial CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) immune system has been adapted for genome-scale screening by combining Cas9 with pooled guide RNA libraries. Here we describe a protocol for genome-scale knockout and transcriptional activation screening using the CRISPR-Cas9 system...
April 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332303/measure-accurately-act-rapidly-and-partner-with-patients-an-intuitive-and-practical-three-part-framework-to-guide-efforts-to-improve-hypertension-control
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Romsai T Boonyasai, Michael K Rakotz, Lisa H Lubomski, Donna M Daniel, Jill A Marsteller, Kathryn S Taylor, Lisa A Cooper, Omar Hasan, Matthew K Wynia
Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease in the United States and worldwide. It also provides a useful model for team-based chronic disease management. This article describes the M.A.P. checklists: a framework to help practice teams summarize best practices for providing coordinated, evidence-based care to patients with hypertension. Consisting of three domains-Measure Accurately; Act Rapidly; and Partner With Patients, Families, and Communities-the checklists were developed by a team of clinicians, hypertension experts, and quality improvement experts through a multistep process that combined literature review, iterative feedback from a panel of internationally recognized experts, and pilot testing among a convenience sample of primary care practices in two states...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331776/urinary-tract-infections-in-hospitalized-ischemic-stroke-patients-source-and-impact-on-outcome
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Einar Bogason, Kathy Morrison, Omar Zalatimo, David M Ermak, Erik Lehman, Eric Markley, Kevin Cockroft
BACKGROUND:  Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in ischemic stroke patients are a common occurrence and the frequent focus of quality improvement initiatives. However, many UTIs are community-acquired and the impact of such infections on patient outcomes remains controversial. METHODS:  We conducted a retrospective analysis of our Stroke Center Database and electronic medical records to determine the incidence of both community-acquired UTI (CA-UTI) and hospital-acquired UTI (HA-UTI) in hospitalized ischemic stroke patients...
February 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331068/mutations-in-efl1-an-sbds-partner-are-associated-with-infantile-pancytopenia-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency-and-skeletal-anomalies-in-a-shwachman-diamond-like-syndrome
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Polina Stepensky, Montserrat Chacón-Flores, Katherine H Kim, Omar Abuzaitoun, Arnulfo Bautista-Santos, Natalia Simanovsky, Dritan Siliqi, Davide Altamura, Alfonso Méndez-Godoy, Abril Gijsbers, Adeeb Naser Eddin, Talia Dor, Joel Charrow, Nuria Sánchez-Puig, Orly Elpeleg
BACKGROUND: For the final step of the maturation of the ribosome, the nascent 40S and 60S subunits are exported from the nucleus to the cell cytoplasm. To prevent premature association of these ribosomal subunits, eukaryotic initiation factor 6 (eIF6) binds the 60S subunit within the nucleus. Its release in the cytoplasm requires the interaction of EFL1 and SDBS proteins. In Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS), a defective SDBS protein prevents eIF6 eviction, inhibiting its recycle to the nucleus and subsequent formation of the active 80S ribosome...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330793/procedural-and-clinical-outcomes-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-for-bicuspid-versus-tricuspid-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Sung-Han Yoon, Sabine Bleiziffer, Ole De Backer, Victoria Delgado, Takahide Arai, Johannes Ziegelmueller, Marco Barbanti, Rahul Sharma, Gidon Y Perlman, Omar K Khalique, Erik W Holy, Smriti Saraf, Florian Deuschl, Buntaro Fujita, Philipp Ruile, Franz-Josef Neumann, Gregor Pache, Masao Takahashi, Hidehiro Kaneko, Tobias Schmidt, Yohei Ohno, Niklas Schofer, William K F Kong, Edgar Tay, Daisuke Sugiyama, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Maeno, Yigal Abramowitz, Tarun Chakravarty, Mamoo Nakamura, Shingo Kuwata, Gerald Yong, Hsien-Li Kao, Michael Lee, Hyo-Soo Kim, Thomas Modine, S Chiu Wong, Francesco Bedgoni, Luca Testa, Emmanuel Teiger, Christian Butter, Stephan M Ensminger, Ulrich Schaefer, Danny Dvir, Philipp Blanke, Jonathon Leipsic, Fabian Nietlispach, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Bernard Chevalier, Corrado Tamburino, David Hildick-Smith, Brian K Whisenant, Seung-Jung Park, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib, Susheel K Kodali, Jeroen J Bax, Lars Søndergaard, John G Webb, Thierry Lefèvre, Martin B Leon, Raj Makkar
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis (AS) is being increasingly performed. OBJECTIVES: From the Bicuspid AS TAVR multicenter registry, the procedural and clinical outcomes in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid AS were compared. METHODS: Outcomes of 561 patients with bicuspid AS and 4,546 patients with tricuspid AS were compared after propensity-score matching assembling 546 pairs of patients with similar baseline characteristics...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330536/-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-misinterpreted-as-migraine
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Omar A Karim, Adis Dizdarevic, Mohammad Motawea
A 23-year-old woman with known tension-type headache and in treatment with oral contraceptives was hospitalized with headache, nausea and vomiting during two weeks. Prior to hospitalization the symptoms had been interpreted as migraine. Blood samples including D-dimer were normal. A computed tomography showed cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), so the patient was treated with anticoagulation drugs and her symptoms remitted slowly. CVT is a dangerous condition, and the symptoms can have a fluctuating course which can mask the diagnosis...
March 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330430/effect-of-waterpipe-tobacco-smoking-on-airway-inflammation-in-murine-model-of-asthma
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Nour A Al-Sawalha, Ala'a M Migdadi, Karem H Alzoubi, Omar F Khabour, Nidal A Qinna
OBJECTIVE: There has been an increase in the popularity of waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) worldwide, especially in the younger population, including asthma patients. In this study, we investigated the effects of waterpipe smoking on airway inflammation, cytokine levels and oxidative stress markers in an antigen-driven murine model of asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Balb/c mice were divided into four groups; (1) control (received fresh air, ovalbumin sensitization and saline challenge), (2) WTS (received WTS, ovalbumin sensitization and saline challenge), (3) Ova S/C (received fresh air, ovalbumin sensitization and ovalbumin challenge) and (4) simultaneous WTS and Ova S/C (received WTS, ovalbumin sensitization and ovalbumin challenge)...
February 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328617/cutaneous-mastocytosis-with-atypical-mast-cells-in-a-7-year-old-girl
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Gabriel Marrero Alemán, Constantin El Habr, Diana Islas Norris, Társila Montenegro Dámaso, Leopoldo Borrego, Omar P Sangueza
Cutaneous mastocytosis is defined by the presence of mast cells within the skin in the absence of other criteria for the diagnosis of systemic mastocytosis. Mast cells are characterized by an abundant granular cytoplasm and a round to oval or spindle-shaped nuclei. The presence of mast cells with bilobed and multilobed nuclei in cutaneous mastocytosis is a rare phenomenon and has been rarely reported in the literature. To our knowledge, there are only 4 reported cases of cutaneous mastocytosis with atypical mast cells...
April 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328119/cover-image-volume-173a-number-4-april-2017
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Paul Kruszka, Yonit A Addissie, Daniel E McGinn, Antonio R Porras, Elijah Biggs, Matthew Share, T Blaine Crowley, Brian H Y Chung, Gary T K Mok, Christopher C Y Mak, Premala Muthukumarasamy, Meow-Keong Thong, Nirmala D Sirisena, Vajira H W Dissanayake, C Sampath Paththinige, L B Lahiru Prabodha, Rupesh Mishra, Vorasuk Shotelersuk, Ekanem Nsikak Ekure, Ogochukwu Jidechukwu Sokunbi, Nnenna Kalu, Carlos R Ferreira, Jordann-Mishael Duncan, Siddaramappa Jagdish Patil, Kelly L Jones, Julie D Kaplan, Omar A Abdul-Rahman, Annette Uwineza, Leon Mutesa, Angélica Moresco, María Gabriela Obregon, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Vera L Gil-da-Silva-Lopes, Adebowale A Adeyemo, Marshall Summar, Elaine H Zackai, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Marius George Linguraru, Maximilian Muenke
The cover image, by Paul Kruszka et al., is based on the Original Article 22q11.2 deletion syndrome in diverse populations, DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38199. Individual images are property of the National Human Genome Research Institute and are in the public domain.
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328118/22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-in-diverse-populations
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Paul Kruszka, Yonit A Addissie, Daniel E McGinn, Antonio R Porras, Elijah Biggs, Matthew Share, T Blaine Crowley, Brian H Y Chung, Gary T K Mok, Christopher C Y Mak, Premala Muthukumarasamy, Meow-Keong Thong, Nirmala D Sirisena, Vajira H W Dissanayake, C Sampath Paththinige, L B Lahiru Prabodha, Rupesh Mishra, Vorasuk Shotelersuk, Ekanem Nsikak Ekure, Ogochukwu Jidechukwu Sokunbi, Nnenna Kalu, Carlos R Ferreira, Jordann-Mishael Duncan, Siddaramappa Jagdish Patil, Kelly L Jones, Julie D Kaplan, Omar A Abdul-Rahman, Annette Uwineza, Leon Mutesa, Angélica Moresco, María Gabriela Obregon, Antonio Richieri-Costa, Vera L Gil-da-Silva-Lopes, Adebowale A Adeyemo, Marshall Summar, Elaine H Zackai, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Marius George Linguraru, Maximilian Muenke
22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2 DS) is the most common microdeletion syndrome and is underdiagnosed in diverse populations. This syndrome has a variable phenotype and affects multiple systems, making early recognition imperative. In this study, individuals from diverse populations with 22q11.2 DS were evaluated clinically and by facial analysis technology. Clinical information from 106 individuals and images from 101 were collected from individuals with 22q11.2 DS from 11 countries; average age was 11.7 and 47% were male...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328027/dehydrogenation-of-icosahedral-carborane-anions-via-gas-phase-collisional-activation
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Omar M Hamdy, Huong T Pham, Scott G McArthur, Vincent Lavallo, Ryan R Julian
RATIONALE: The icosahedral carborane anion HCB11 H11(-1) is well known for its exceptional stability in solution and the solid state, but the gas-phase properties of this molecule have not previously been explored. METHODS: Electrospray ionization ion trap mass spectrometry, collisional activation, and isotopic labelling were used to examine the formation and reaction pathways of covalent and noncovalent carborane clusters. RESULTS: Covalent attachment of an amino group to the C-vertex of HCB11 H11(-1) dramatically alters its stability in the gas phase...
May 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327808/prevalence-and-distribution-of-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-nematoda-angiostrongylidae-in-achatina-fulica-mollusca-gastropoda-in-baixada-santista-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Laura Rocha Guerino, Iracy Lea Pecora, Marcel Sabino Miranda, Cryslaine Aguiar-Silva, Omar Dos Santos Carvalho, Roberta Lima Caldeira, Reinaldo José da Silva
INTRODUCTION: Angiostrongylus cantonensis is causes eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in humans. Worldwide expansion of this nematode is linked to the dispersion of their hosts. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of A. cantonensis infection in Achatina fulica in the nine municipalities that make up Baixada Santista, São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae were analyzed using optical microscopy. We performed polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism using restriction endonuclease ClaI, directed to the internal transcribed spacer region 2 of A...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327804/efficacy-and-safety-of-amphotericin-b-deoxycholate-versus-n-methylglucamine-antimoniate-in-pediatric-visceral-leishmaniasis-an-open-label-randomized-and-controlled-pilot-trial-in-brazil
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Myrlena Mescouto Borges, Maria Cristina da Silva Pranchevicius, Elza Ferreira Noronha, Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero, César Omar Carranza-Tamayo
INTRODUCTION: Despite their high toxicity, antimonials and amphotericin B deoxycholate are commonly used for treating visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Few studies showing conflictive data about their efficacy and adverse events in pediatric population are available. This study aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of amphotericin B deoxycholate vs. that of N-methylglucamine antimoniate in treating pediatric VL in Brazil. METHODS: This was a randomized, open-label, 2-arm and controlled pilot clinical trial...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327533/flexible-piezoresistive-sensors-embedded-in-3d-printed-tires
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Md Omar Faruk Emon, Jae-Won Choi
In this article, we report the development of a flexible, 3D printable piezoresistive pressure sensor capable of measuring force and detecting the location of the force. The multilayer sensor comprises of an ionic liquid-based piezoresistive intermediate layer in between carbon nanotube (CNT)-based stretchable electrodes. A sensor containing an array of different sensing units was embedded on the inner liner surface of a 3D printed tire to provide with force information at different points of contact between the tire and road...
March 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326952/latin-american-guidelines-for-cancer-pain-management
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Argelia Lara-Solares, Marisol Ahumada Olea, Amparito de Los Ángeles Basantes Pinos, Sara Bistre Cohén, Patricia Bonilla Sierra, Eva Rossina Duarte Juárez, Omar A Símon Escudero, Juan Guillermo Santacruz Escudero, José Alberto Flores Cantisani
Cancer is a major public health issue. Poor pain management has devastating consequences that seriously affect quality of life, diminish functionality and place a huge emotional burden on patients and their relatives. A group of Latin American opinion leaders were invited to participate in a meeting to discuss areas associated with cancer pain. The expert panel reviewed the latest literature to draft region-specific guidelines for effective pain management. The guidelines make recommendations on tailoring treatment to the specific type of pain and provide local physicians with the state-of-the art findings in the field...
March 13, 2017: Pain Management
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