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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627315/bioabsorbable-fixation-screw-for-proximal-interphalangeal-arthrodesis-of-lesser-toe-deformities
#1
Jascha Armin Wendelstein, Peter Goger, Peter Bock, Reinhard Schuh, Priv Doz, Hans-Jörg Trnka
BACKGROUND: Although standard fixation of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) arthrodesis by K-wire is relatively inexpensive and well established, it does have some drawbacks, making newer fixation devices interesting. The aim of this study was to clinically and radiologically assess the operative correction of the lesser toe deformation in the form of a PIP arthrodesis using a bioabsorbable 2.7-mm fixation screw. METHODS: From January 2011 until October 2013, 34 patients underwent a PIP arthrodesis using the TRIM-IT (Arthrex) 2...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611503/exploiting-phosphate-starved-cells-of-scenedesmus-sp-for-the-treatment-of-raw-sewage
#2
Swati Yewalkar-Kulkarni, Gayatri Gera, Sanjay Nene, Kiran Pandare, Bhaskar Kulkarni, Sanjay Kamble
Phosphate depletion is one of the favorable ways to enhance the sewage water treatment with the algae, however, detailed information is essential with respect to internal phosphate concentration and physiology of the algae. The growth rate of the phosphate-starved Scenedesmus cells was reduced drastically after 48 h. Indicating cells entered in the stationary phase of the growth cycle. Fourier Transform Infrared analysis of phosphate-starved Scenedesmus cells showed the reduction in internal phosphate concentration and an increase in carbohydrate/phosphate and carbohydrate/lipid ratio...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592235/gene-centromere-mapping-in-meiotic-gynogenetic-european-seabass
#3
Münevver Oral, Julie Colléter, Michaël Bekaert, John B Taggart, Christos Palaiokostas, Brendan J McAndrew, Marc Vandeputte, Béatrice Chatain, Heiner Kuhl, Richard Reinhardt, Stefano Peruzzi, David J Penman
BACKGROUND: Fully isogenic lines in fish can be developed using "mitotic" gynogenesis (suppression of first zygotic mitosis following inactivation of the sperm genome). However, genome-wide verification of the steps in this process has seldom been applied. We used ddRADseq to generate SNP markers in a meiotic gynogenetic family of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax): (i) to verify the lack of paternal contribution in a meiotic gynogenetic family; (ii) to generate a gene-centromere map from this family; (iii) to identify telomeric markers that could distinguish mitotic gynogenetics from meiotic gynogenetics, which sometimes arise spontaneously in mitotic gynogenetic families...
June 7, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465353/trim24-protein-promotes-and-trim32-protein-inhibits-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-via-regulation-of-dysbindin-protein-levels
#4
Ankush Borlepawar, Ashraf Yusuf Rangrez, Alexander Bernt, Lynn Christen, Samuel Sossalla, Derk Frank, Norbert Frey
We have previously shown that dysbindin is a potent inducer of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy via activation of Rho-dependent serum-response factor (SRF) signaling. We have now performed a yeast two-hybrid screen using dysbindin as bait against a cardiac cDNA library to identify the cardiac dysbindin interactome. Among several putative binding proteins, we identified tripartite motif-containing protein 24 (TRIM24) and confirmed this interaction by co-immunoprecipitation and co-immunostaining. Another tripartite motif (TRIM) family protein, TRIM32, has been reported earlier as an E3 ubiquitin ligase for dysbindin in skeletal muscle...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461211/analysis-of-the-expression-patterns-of-the-novel-large-multigene-trim-gene-family-fintrim-in-zebrafish
#5
Kai Luo, Youshen Li, Lihai Xia, Wei Hu, Weihua Gao, Liwei Guo, Guangming Tian, Zhitao Qi, Hanwen Yuan, Qiaoqing Xu
Tripartite motif (TRIM) proteins are receiving increased research interest because of their roles in a wide range of cellular biological processes in innate immunity. In zebrafish (Danio rerio), the functions of the finTRIM (ftr) family are unclear. In the present study, we investigated the expression pattern of ftr12, ftr51, ftr67, ftr82, ftr83, and ftr84 in zebrafish for the first time. The results showed that ftr12, ftr67, and ftr84 are maternally expressed in the oocyte and highly expressed at the early stage (0-4 hpf) of embryo (P < 0...
April 28, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460750/cross-sectional-study-of-the-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-hoof-disorders-in-horses-in-the-netherlands
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M Holzhauer, R Bremer, I Santman-Berends, O Smink, I Janssens, W Back
Information is scarce on the prevalence of hoof disorders in horses. In this study, we examined the prevalence of and risk factors for hoof disorders in a population of horses in The Netherlands. In a group of 942 randomly selected horses, hoof health was scored during regular foot trimming (one horse/farm). Hooves were assessed for the occurrence of one of 12 hoof disorders by a group of 21 certified farriers in two periods i.e. winter and summer of 2015. The mean age of the group of horses was 11.2±5.6years...
May 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404961/increased-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-closely-relates-to-inferior-clinical-features-and-worse-long-term-survival-in-both-resected-and-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-24-studies
#7
REVIEW
Nan Chen, Wanling Li, Kexin Huang, Wenhao Yang, Lin Huang, Tianxin Cong, Qingfang Li, Meng Qiu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. However, the prognostic and clinical value of platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in colorectal cancer was still unclear, which attracted more and more researchers' considerable attention. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between PLR and survival as well as clinical features of CRC update to September 2016. The hazard ratio (HR) or odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated to access the association...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380524/fabrication-yields-of-serially-harvested-calf-fed-holstein-steers-fed-zilpaterol-hydrochloride
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N D May, T J McEvers, L J Walter, J A Reed, J P Hutcheson, T E Lawrence
Holstein steers ( = 110) were fed zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH) for 0 or 20 d before slaughter during a 280-d serial harvest study. Cattle were harvested every 28 d beginning at 254 d on feed (DOF) and concluding at 534 DOF. After slaughter, carcasses were chilled for 48 h and then fabricated into boneless closely trimmed or denuded subprimals, lean trim, trimmable fat, and bone. Inclusion of ZH increased cold side weight (CSW) by 10.3 kg ( < 0.01; 212.7 vs. 202.4 kg [SEM 1.96]) and saleable yield by 10...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222156/toothbrush-abrasivity-in-a-long-term-simulation-on-human-dentin-depends-on-brushing-mode-and-bristle-arrangement
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Mozhgan Bizhang, Ilka Schmidt, Yong-Hee Patricia Chun, Wolfgang H Arnold, Stefan Zimmer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility of dentin to brushing abrasion using four different toothbrushes (rotating-oscillating, sonic and two types of manual toothbrushes) with the same brushing forces. METHODS: Dentin samples (n = 72) were selected from 72 impacted third molars. Half of the surface of dentin samples was covered with an adhesive tape, creating a protected and a freely exposed area in the same specimen. Brushing was performed with either a: sonic (Sonicare PowerUp, Philips GmbH, Hamburg, Germany), b: oscillating-rotating (Oral B Vitality Precisions Clean, Procter & Gamble, Schwalbach am Taunus, Germany) or two different manual toothbrushes c: flat trim brush head toothbrush (Dr...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190486/randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-foot-trimming-before-and-after-first-calving-on-subsequent-lameness-episodes-and-productivity-in-dairy-heifers
#10
S A Mahendran, J N Huxley, Y-M Chang, M Burnell, D C Barrett, H R Whay, T Blackmore, C S Mason, N J Bell
The objective of this study was to assess both independent and combined effects of routine foot trimming of heifers at 3 weeks pre-calving and 100 days post calving on the first lactation lameness and lactation productivity. A total of 419 pre-calving dairy heifers were recruited from one heifer rearing operation over a 10-month period. Heifers were randomly allocated into one of four foot trimming regimens; pre-calving foot trim and post-calving lameness score (Group TL), pre-calving lameness score and post-calving foot trim (Group LT), pre-calving foot trim and post-calving foot trim (Group TT), and pre-calving lameness score and post-calving lameness score (Group LL, control group)...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187368/outcomes-of-autograft-alone-versus-peek-autograft-interbody-fusion-in-the-treatment-of-adult-lumbar-isthmic-spondylolisthesis
#11
Gang Wang, Dunfu Han, Zhenglin Cao, Honggang Guan, Tianhang Xuan
OBJECTIVES: Bone resulting from a complete resection of the posterior arch can be cut into an autograft bone that contains the facet joint structure and morselised bone for interbody fusion. However, whether a strut autograft that contains this trimmed facet joint can produce the same clinical and radiographic outcomes as a cage for interbody fusion remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of a local facet joint autograft alone to those of polyetheretherketone (PEEK)+autograft for posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) in the treatment of adult isthmic spondylolisthesis...
April 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104502/staying-away-from-the-optic-nerve-a-formula-for-modifying-glaucoma-drainage-device-surgery-in-pediatric-and-other-small-eyes
#12
Milica A Margeta, Anthony N Kuo, Alan D Proia, Sharon F Freedman
PURPOSE: To provide guidelines for safe implantation of glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs) in small and pediatric eyes to avoid contact between the optic nerve (ON) and the posterior edge of the GDD plate. METHODS: We developed a formula for calculating limbus-to-ON distance to estimate the available "real estate" for GDD placement in small eyes. The formula was validated using eyes of pediatric decedents undergoing clinical autopsy, with axial lengths (AL) of 15-24 mm...
February 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036285/impact-of-diabetes-on-the-risk-of-bedsore-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-an-updated-quantitative-analysis-of-cohort-studies
#13
Mining Liang, Qiongni Chen, Yang Zhang, Li He, Jianjian Wang, Yiwen Cai, Lezhi Li
Diabetes is a major cause of morbidity for patients undergoing surgery and can increase the incidence of some postoperative complications such as bedsores. We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies to examine whether patients with diabetes undergoing surgery had high risk of bedsore. We performed a systematic literature search in Pubmed, Embase and the Cochrane Library Central Register of Controlled Trials database from inception to November 2016. Studies were selected if they reported estimates of the relative risk (RR) for bedsore risk in postoperative diabetic patients compared with that of in non-diabetic patients...
February 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858842/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-pro12ala-polymorphism-and-the-risks-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-12-studies
#14
Lihong Wang, Wenting Xu, Xu Wang
BACKGROUND: Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors-λ (PPAR-λ) is a member of nuclear receptor superfamily and acts as a ligand-dependent transcription factor often found in the adrenal gland, the spleen, and adipose tissue. The Pro12Ala polymorphism of PPAR-λ has been associated with the risks of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); however, association studies have provided conflicting results. The aim of this Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) compliant meta-analysis is to reach a more up-to-date and accurate estimation of the relationship between Pro12Ala genetic polymorphisms and the risks of GDM...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844225/characteristics-of-cigarette-smoking-without-alcohol-consumption-and-laryngeal-cancer-overall-and-time-risk-relation-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#15
Jing-Jing Zuo, Ze-Zhang Tao, Chen Chen, Zhang-Wei Hu, Ye-Xing Xu, An-Yuan Zheng, Yi Guo
Tobacco smoking was one of the risk factors for upper aerodigestive tract cancer, but exclusive quantification of the impact of cigarette smoking on laryngeal cancer had not been investigated. A meta-analysis of researches that had reported quantitative estimates of cigarette smoking and risk of laryngeal cancer by March 2016 was performed. Pooled estimates of relative risks and their 95% confidence intervals were obtained and summarized. Sensitivity analysis and subgroup analysis were implemented to find out sources of research heterogeneity and the effect of potential confounders...
March 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822541/16s-rrna-amplicon-sequencing-for-epidemiological-surveys-of-bacteria-in-wildlife
#16
Maxime Galan, Maria Razzauti, Emilie Bard, Maria Bernard, Carine Brouat, Nathalie Charbonnel, Alexandre Dehne-Garcia, Anne Loiseau, Caroline Tatard, Lucie Tamisier, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, Helene Vignes, Jean-François Cosson
The human impact on natural habitats is increasing the complexity of human-wildlife interactions and leading to the emergence of infectious diseases worldwide. Highly successful synanthropic wildlife species, such as rodents, will undoubtedly play an increasingly important role in transmitting zoonotic diseases. We investigated the potential for recent developments in 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing to facilitate the multiplexing of the large numbers of samples needed to improve our understanding of the risk of zoonotic disease transmission posed by urban rodents in West Africa...
July 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813151/consideration-of-growth-age-related-effects-on-globe-size-and-corneal-thickness-in-ovine-eyes-for-use-in-laboratory-studies
#17
Michael J Doughty
PURPOSE: The aim was to assess differences in eyeball mass, corneal diameter and central corneal thickness in slaughterhouse-procured ovine eyes. METHODS: Over a 12-year period, measurements of eye globe mass, horizontal corneal diameter and central corneal thickness were routinely undertaken within two hours post-mortem. Only eyes free of obvious mechanical damage or disease were used. RESULTS: From measurements on 736 quality-selected and trimmed eyes, globe wet mass ranged from 10...
November 3, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794625/dropout-from-physical-activity-interventions-in-people-living-with-hiv-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
D Vancampfort, J Mugisha, J Richards, M De Hert, A R Lazzarotto, F B Schuch, M Probst, B Stubbs
Physical activity (PA) interventions have been shown to improve the health of people living with HIV (PLWH), yet treatment dropout poses an important challenge. We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the prevalence and predictors of treatment dropout in PA interventions in PLWH. Electronic databases were searched for records up to September 2016. Randomized control trials of PA interventions in PLWH reporting dropout rates were included. Random effects meta-analysis and meta-regression analyses were employed...
May 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747220/resin-bonding-of-self-etch-adhesives-to-bovine-dentin-bleached-from-pulp-chamber
#19
Akiko Haruyama, Atsushi Kameyama, Junji Kato, Shinji Takemoto, Yutaka Oda, Eiji Kawada, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Masahiro Furusawa
This study evaluated the microtensile bond strength (μTBS) of 1-step self-etch adhesives (1-SEAs) and 2-step self-etch adhesives (2-SEAs) to pulp chamber dentin immediately after bleaching with 2 types of common bleaching techniques. Pulp chamber dentin of bovine teeth was bleached using 30% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solution with quartz-tungsten-halogen light-curing unit (Group 1) and 3.5% H2O2-containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) (Pyrenees®) activated with 405-nm violet diode laser for 15 min (Group 2). Unbleached specimens were placed in distilled water for 15 min and used as controls...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744594/labral-reattachment-in-femoroacetabular-impingement-surgery-results-in-increased-10-year-survivorship-compared-with-resection
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Helen Anwander, Klaus A Siebenrock, Moritz Tannast, Simon D Steppacher
BACKGROUND: Since the importance of an intact labrum for normal hip function has been shown, labral reattachment has become the standard method for open or arthroscopic treatment of hips with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). However, no long-term clinical results exist evaluating the effect of labral reattachment. A 2-year followup comparing open surgical treatment of FAI with labral resection versus reattachment was previously performed at our clinic. The goal of this study was to report a concise followup of these patients at a minimum of 10 years...
April 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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