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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449270/strong-association-between-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-serum-lipoprotein-subclass-pattern-in-prepubertal-healthy-children
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Geir Kåre Resaland, Tarja Rajalahti, Eivind Aadland, Olav Martin Kvalheim
AIM: To reveal the lipoprotein subclass pattern associated to cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in healthy children. METHODS: Serum concentrations of lipoprotein subclasses and concentrations and average particle size of their main classes were quantified in 94 ethnic Norwegian children using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Twenty-four lipoprotein features were used as input to multivariate regression analysis with CRF measured either as peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) using a continuous treadmill protocol or indirectly by the 10 minute Andersen intermittent running field test...
April 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449265/a-pilot-study-of-nocturnal-temporalis-muscle-activity-in-tmd-diagnostic-groups-of-women
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Feng Wei, Mark H Van Horn, Matthew C Coombs, Xin She, Theresa S Gonzales, Yoly M Gonzalez, JoAnna M Scott, Laura R Iwasaki, Jeffery C Nickel, Hai Yao
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) incidences are believed to be related to parafunctional behaviors like teeth clenching. OBJECTIVES: This pilot study aimed to (i) develop an automated clench-detection algorithm, and (ii) apply the algorithm to test for differences in nocturnal clenching in women with and without TMD. METHODS: Subjects gave informed consent to participate. Adult women were categorized using Diagnostic Criteria for TMD according to presence/absence (+/-) of both TM joint disc placement (DD) and chronic pain (P) into two groups (+DD+P, -DD-P) with 12 subjects each...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449200/species-traits-as-predictors-of-range-shifts-under-contemporary-climate-change-a-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Sarah A MacLean, Steven R Beissinger
A growing body of literature seeks to explain variation in range shifts using species' ecological and life history traits, with expectations that shifts should be greater in species with greater dispersal ability, reproductive potential, and ecological generalization. Despite strong theoretical support for species' traits as predictors of range shifts, empirical evidence from contemporary range shift studies remains limited in extent and consensus. We conducted the first comprehensive review of species' traits as predictors of range shifts, collecting results from 51 studies across multiple taxa encompassing over 11,000 species' responses for 54 assemblages of taxonomically-related species occurring together in space...
April 27, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449188/development-validation-and-testing-of-a-skin-sampling-method-for-assessment-of-metal-exposure
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Behnaz Erfani, Klara Midander, Carola Lidén, Anneli Julander
BACKGROUND: Nickel, cobalt and chromium are frequent skin sensitizers. Skin exposure results in eczema in sensitized individuals, the risk being related to the skin dose. OBJECTIVES: To develop a self-sampling method for quantification of skin exposure to metals, to validate the method, and to assess its feasibility. METHODS: Defined metal doses (0.01-5 µg) were applied to the fingers of 5 participants. Skin areas (2 cm(2) ) were sampled with 1% HNO3 , either as 0...
April 27, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449182/validation-of-a-nomogram-for-selecting-patients-for-chemotherapy-after-d2-gastrectomy-for-cancer
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Z-X Wang, G-X Li, Z-W Zhou, Z-P Huang, F Wang, R-H Xu
BACKGROUND: According to some guidelines for the management of gastric cancer, adjuvant chemotherapy is recommended for patients with pT3-4 or node-positive disease. The aim of this study was to define low- and high-risk groups in terms of survival, and to predict the benefit of adjuvant fluoropyrimidine plus oxaliplatin (F-OX) chemotherapy. METHODS: Patients with pT3-4 or node-positive gastric cancer after gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy between 2000 and 2013 were included...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448921/novel-bone-surrogates-for-cranial-surgery-training
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Marianne Hollensteiner, David Fürst, Benjamin Esterer, Peter Augat, Falk Schrödl, Stefan Hunger, Michael Malek, Daniel Stephan, Andreas Schrempf
Parietal graft lifts are trained on human or animal specimens or are directly performed on patients without extensive training. In order to prevent harm to the patient resulting from fast rotating machinery tools, the surgeon needs to apply appropriate forces. Realistic haptics are essential to identify the varying parietal bone layers and to avoid a penetration of the brain. This however, requires experience and training. Therefore, in this study, bone surrogate materials were evaluated with the aim to provide an anatomically correct artificial skull cap with realistic haptic feedback for graft lift training procedures...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448885/development-and-validation-of-a-liquid-chromatographic-method-for-the-analysis-of-squaric-acid-dibutyl-ester-and-its-impurities
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Marwa F Mansour, Peixi Zhu, Ann Van Schepdael, Erwin Adams
A simple, fast and selective stability indicating liquid chromatographic method has been described for the simultaneous determination of squaric acid dibutyl ester and its impurities. The chromatographic separation was achieved on a C2 column (250mm×4.6mm i.d., 5μm) using a mobile phase consisting of 0.15% phosphoric acid - acetonitrile - methanol (30:60:10, v/v/v). Isocratic elution was performed at a flow rate of 1.0mLmin(-1). The analytes were detected by UV at 252nm. The method was validated according to the ICH guidelines and satisfactory results were obtained...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448682/validation-of-the-behavioural-observation-scale-3-for-the-evaluation-of-pain-in-adults
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M Frasca, B Burucoa, S Domecq, N Robinson, V Dousset, M Cadenne, F Sztark, M Floccia
BACKGROUND: Many behavioural scales are available to assess pain but none are suitable for a quick evaluation of non-sedated and non-geriatric adults. The Behavioural Observation Scale 3 (BOS-3) is short, composed of five items. This study examined its feasibility and diagnostic performances. METHODS: Adult patients were included from medical and surgical departments of the University Hospital of Bordeaux. In a cross-sectional study, BOS-3 was compared to Numerical Rate Scale (NRS) with communicating patients (CP) and Behavioural Scale for the Elderly Person (ECPA2) with non-communicating patients (NCP)...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448672/correlation-between-the-inflammatory-marker-hla-dr-and-signs-and-symptoms-in-moderate-to-severe-dry-eye-disease
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Françoise Brignole-Baudouin, Luisa Riancho, Dahlia Ismail, Maëva Deniaud, Mourad Amrane, Christophe Baudouin
Purpose: To investigate correlations of the inflammatory HLA-DR marker with clinical signs and symptoms commonly used to assess dry eye disease (DED) severity. Methods: Baseline data were collected from three clinical studies conducted on moderate to severe DED patients. Characteristics of DED were analyzed and correlations were performed in 311 patients. Data were analyzed after treatment with 1 mg/mL cyclosporine (CsA) and vehicle. We quantified HLA-DR by flow cytometry in impression cytology specimens...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448641/detecting-glaucoma-with-a-portable-brain-computer-interface-for-objective-assessment-of-visual-function-loss
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Masaki Nakanishi, Yu-Te Wang, Tzyy-Ping Jung, John K Zao, Yu-Yi Chien, Alberto Diniz-Filho, Fabio B Daga, Yuan-Pin Lin, Yijun Wang, Felipe A Medeiros
Importance: The current assessment of visual field loss in diseases such as glaucoma is affected by the subjectivity of patient responses and the lack of portability of standard perimeters. Objective: To describe the development and initial validation of a portable brain-computer interface (BCI) for objectively assessing visual function loss. Design, Setting, and Participants: This case-control study involved 62 eyes of 33 patients with glaucoma and 30 eyes of 17 healthy participants...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448159/the-centrality-of-the-response-process-in-construct-validity-an-illustration-via-the-rorschach-space-response
#11
Joni L Mihura, Nicolae Dumitrascu, Manali Roy, Gregory J Meyer
Recently, psychologists have emphasized the response process-that is, the psychological operations and behaviors that lead to test scores-when designing psychological tests, interpreting their results, and refining their validity. To illustrate the centrality of the response process in construct validity and test interpretation, we provide a historical, conceptual, and empirical review of the main uses of the background white space of the Rorschach cards, called space reversal (SR) and space integration (SI) in the Rorschach Performance Assessment System...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447858/risk-prediction-of-hepatotoxicity-in-paracetamol-poisoning
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Anselm Wong, Andis Graudins
CONTEXT: Paracetamol (acetaminophen) poisoning is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the developed world. A paracetamol treatment nomogram has been used for over four decades to help determine whether patients will develop hepatotoxicity without acetylcysteine treatment, and thus indicates those needing treatment. Despite this, a small proportion of patients still develop hepatotoxicity. More accurate risk predictors would be useful to increase the early detection of patients with the potential to develop hepatotoxicity despite acetylcysteine treatment...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447425/ten-color-15-antibody-flow-cytometry-panel-for-immunophenotyping-of-lymphocyte-population
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A Rajab, O Axler, J Leung, M Wozniak, A Porwit
We have developed a lymphoproliferative disorder screening tube (LPD-ST) with the aim to provide comprehensive immunophenotyping of lymphocyte subsets with minimal need for additional testing. The LPD-ST consists of CD4/kappa FITC, CD8/lambda PE, CD3/CD14ECD, CD38PC5.5, CD20/CD56PC7, CD10APC, CD19APC-A700, CD5APC-A750, CD57/CD23PB and CD45KO. The LPD-ST was validated against previously used lymphocyte subset panels in Canada (n=60) and in Sweden (n=43) and against the OneFlow(™) LST (n=60). The LPD-ST panel was then implemented in clinical practice using dried monoclonal antibody reagents (Duraclone(®) ) on 649 patient samples in Sweden...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446871/prevalence-of-joint-gait-patterns-defined-by-a-delphi-consensus-study-is-related-to-gross-motor-function-topographical-classification-weakness-and-spasticity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Angela Nieuwenhuys, Eirini Papageorgiou, Simon-Henri Schless, Tinne De Laet, Guy Molenaers, Kaat Desloovere
During a Delphi consensus study, a new joint gait classification system was developed for children with cerebral palsy (CP). This system, whose reliability and content validity have previously been established, identified 49 distinct joint patterns. The present study aims to provide a first insight toward the construct validity and clinical relevance of this classification system. The retrospective sample of convenience consisted of 286 patients with spastic CP (3-18 years old, GMFCS levels I-III, 166 with bilateral CP)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446555/higher-serum-25-oh-d-concentrations-are-associated-with-improved-fev1-and-fvc-in-adolescence
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Claudia Flexeder, Elisabeth Thiering, Sibylle Koletzko, Dietrich Berdel, Irina Lehmann, Andrea von Berg, Barbara Hoffmann, Carl-Peter Bauer, Joachim Heinrich, Holger Schulz
Vitamin D plays a role in the development of the immune system and the lung, as well as in airway remodelling. Therefore, this study investigated the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations and spirometric lung function parameters at age 15 years.In the German birth cohorts GINIplus and LISAplus, lung function testing by spirometry and 25(OH)D measurements were performed during the 15-year follow-up examinations. Valid lung function measurements pre- and/or post-bronchodilation and serum 25(OH)D concentrations, which were adjusted for the date of blood sampling to account for seasonal variability, were available for 2607 adolescents...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446383/development-and-validation-of-the-parenteral-nutrition-impact-questionnaire-pniq-a-patient-centric-outcome-measure-for-home-parenteral-nutrition
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Jeanette Wilburn, Stephen P McKenna, Alice Heaney, Matthew Rouse, Michael Taylor, Alison Culkin, Simon Gabe, Sorrel Burden, Simon Lal
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with Type 3 Intestinal Failure (IF) who need Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) face several clinical, psychological and social problems. The study was designed to produce and test the first patient-centric measure for HPN ('PNIQ: Parenteral Nutrition Impact Questionnaire'). The new measure focused on the extent to which patients were able to fulfil their human needs. METHODS: Questionnaire content was derived from the analysis of transcripts of interviews conducted with UK HPN patients...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445847/to-elute-or-not-to-elute-in-immunocapture-bottom-up-lc-ms
#17
Maren Christin Stillesby Levernæs, Marianne Nordlund Broughton, Léon Reubsaet, Trine Grønhaug Halvorsen
Immunocapture-based bottom-up LC-MS is a promising technique for the quantification of low abundant proteins. Magnetic immunocapture beads provide efficient enrichment from complex samples through the highly specific interaction between the target protein and its antibody. In this article, we have performed the first thorough comparison between digestion of proteins while bound to antibody coated beads versus after elution from the beads. Two previously validated immunocapture based MS methods for the quantification of pro-gastrin releasing peptide (ProGRP) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) were used as model systems...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445837/the-development-and-validation-of-huaxi-emotional-distress-index-hei-a-chinese-questionnaire-for-screening-depression-and-anxiety-in-non-psychiatric-clinical-settings
#18
Jian Wang, Wan-Jun Guo, Lan Zhang, Wei Deng, Hui-Yao Wang, Jian-Ying Yu, Shan-Xia Luo, Ming-Jin Huang, Zai-Quan Dong, Da-Jiang Li, Jin-Ping Song, Yu Jiang, Nan-Sheng Cheng, Xie-He Liu, Tao Li
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety among general hospital patients are common and under-recognized in China. This study aimed toward developing a short questionnaire for screening depression and anxiety in non-psychiatric clinical settings, and to test its reliability and validity. METHODS: The item pool which included 35 questions about emotional distress was drafted through a comprehensive literature review. An expert panel review and the first clinical test with 288 general hospital patients were conducted for the primary item selection...
April 6, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445636/disposable-autonomous-device-for-rapid-swab-to-result-diagnosis-of-influenza
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Shichu Huang, Koji Abe, Steven Bennett, Tinny Liang, Paula D Ladd, Lindsay Yokobe, Caitlin E Anderson, Kamal Shah, Josh Bishop, Mike Purfield, Peter C Kauffman, Sai Paul, AnneMarie E Welch, Bonnie Strelitz, Kristin Follmer, Kelsey Pullar, Luis Sanchez-Erebia, Emily Gerth-Guyette, Gonzalo J Domingo, Eileen Klein, Janet A Englund, Elain Fu, Paul Yager
A prototype of a self-contained, automated, disposable device for chemically-amplified protein-based detection of influenza virus from nasal swab specimens was developed and evaluated in a clinical setting. The device required only simple specimen manipulation without any dedicated instrumentation or specialized training by the operator for interpretation. The device was based on a sandwich immunoassay for influenza virus nucleoprotein; it used an enzyme-labeled antibody and a chromogenic substrate to provide an amplified visible signal, in a two-dimensional paper network format...
April 26, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445152/multiplexed-gene-expression-profiling-identifies-the-fgfr4-pathway-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#20
Changhoon Yoo, Jihoon Kang, Deokhoon Kim, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Seung-Mo Hong, Jung Jin Hwang, Seong-Yun Jeong, Shin Hwang, Ki-Hun Kim, Young-Joo Lee, Klaus P Hoeflich, Oleg Schmidt-Kittler, Stephen Miller, Eun Kyung Choi
BACKGROUND: The fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) pathway is an essential regulatory component of bile acid synthesis, and its relationship with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported. We investigated the gene expression and clinical significance of FGFR4 and related pathways in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA). RESULTS: The median age was 56 years (range 30-78) and 34 patients (74%) were male. Six patients (13%) had hepatitis B virus infection, with or without liver cirrhosis...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
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