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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724888/crosscheck-an-open-source-web-tool-for-high-throughput-screen-data-analysis
#1
Jamil Najafov, Ayaz Najafov
Modern high-throughput screening methods allow researchers to generate large datasets that potentially contain important biological information. However, oftentimes, picking relevant hits from such screens and generating testable hypotheses requires training in bioinformatics and the skills to efficiently perform database mining. There are currently no tools available to general public that allow users to cross-reference their screen datasets with published screen datasets. To this end, we developed CrossCheck, an online platform for high-throughput screen data analysis...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674771/a-review-of-the-physiology-of-a-survival-expert-of-big-freeze-deep-snow-and-an-empty-stomach-the-boreal-raccoon-dog-nyctereutes-procyonoides
#2
REVIEW
Anne-Mari Mustonen, Petteri Nieminen
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is an invasive canid originating from eastern Asia. Here, we review its physiological adaptations to wintering, with an emphasis on northern Europe, where the raccoon dog spends the coldest part of the year in winter sleep. The timing of physiological changes related to wintering is connected to photoperiod by melatonin. In preparation to winter, raccoon dogs display autumnal hyperphagia and fattening probably regulated by the interaction of several peptide hormones...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672247/biomagnification-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-a-deep-sea-temperate-food-web
#3
Sonia Romero-Romero, Laura Herrero, Mario Fernández, Belén Gómara, José Luis Acuña
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and -furans (PCDD/Fs) were measured in a temperate, deep-sea ecosystem, the Avilés submarine Canyon (AC; Cantabrian Sea, Southern Bay of Biscay). There was an increase of contaminant concentration with the trophic level of the organisms, as calculated from stable nitrogen isotope data (δ(15)N). Such biomagnification was only significant for the pelagic food web and its magnitude was highly dependent on the type of top predators included in the analysis...
June 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668628/effectiveness-and-safety-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-atrial-fibrillation-and-venous-thromboembolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
#4
REVIEW
Abdulaali R Almutairi, Lili Zhou, Walid F Gellad, Jeannie K Lee, Marion K Slack, Jennifer R Martin, Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic
PURPOSE: The findings from the observational studies comparing the effectiveness and safety of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) versus vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for atrial fibrillation (AF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) are inconsistent. We conducted separate meta-analyses examining the efficacy/effectiveness and safety of NOACs versus VKAs by disease (AF vs VTE), study design (randomized controlled trials [RCTs] vs observational studies), and NOAC (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban)...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665252/deep-brain-stimulation-for-parkinson-s-disease-meta-analysis-of-results-of-randomized-trials-at-varying-lengths-of-follow-up
#5
Alireza Mansouri, Shervin Taslimi, Jetan H Badhiwala, Christopher D Witiw, Farshad Nassiri, Vincent J J Odekerken, Rob M A De Bie, Suneil K Kalia, Mojgan Hodaie, Renato P Munhoz, Alfonso Fasano, Andres M Lozano
OBJECTIVE Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is effective in the management of patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). While both the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) and the subthalamic nucleus (STN) are accepted targets, their relative efficacy in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) has not been established beyond 12 months. The objective of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis of RCTs to compare outcomes among adults with PD undergoing DBS of GPi or STN at various time points, including 36 months of follow-up...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659874/the-deep-sea-microbial-community-from-the-amazonian-basin-associated-with-oil-degradation
#6
Mariana E Campeão, Luciana Reis, Luciana Leomil, Louisi de Oliveira, Koko Otsuki, Piero Gardinali, Oliver Pelz, Rogerio Valle, Fabiano L Thompson, Cristiane C Thompson
One consequence of oil production is the possibility of unplanned accidental oil spills; therefore, it is important to evaluate the potential of indigenous microorganisms (both prokaryotes and eukaryotes) from different oceanic basins to degrade oil. The aim of this study was to characterize the microbial response during the biodegradation process of Brazilian crude oil, both with and without the addition of the dispersant Corexit 9500, using deep-sea water samples from the Amazon equatorial margin basins, Foz do Amazonas and Barreirinhas, in the dark and at low temperatures (4°C)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658157/efficacy-of-tranexamic-acid-plus-drain-clamping-to-reduce-blood-loss-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Yan Zhang, Jun-Wei Zhang, Bao-Hua Wang
BACKGROUND: Perioperative blood loss is still an unsolved problem in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The efficacy of the preoperative use of tranexamic acid (TXA) plus drain-clamping to reduce blood loss in TKA has been debated. This meta-analysis aimed to illustrate the efficacy of TXA plus drain-clamping to reduce blood loss in patients who underwent a TKA. METHODS: In February 2017, a systematic computer-based search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Google Scholar...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657187/an-insight-into-the-deep-web-why-it-matters-for-addiction-psychiatry
#8
Laura Orsolini, Duccio Papanti, John Corkery, Fabrizio Schifano
OBJECTIVE: Nowadays, the web is rapidly spreading, playing a significant role in the marketing or sale or distribution of "quasi" legal drugs, hence facilitating continuous changes in drug scenarios. The easily renewable and anarchic online drug-market is gradually transforming indeed the drug market itself, from a "street" to a "virtual" one, with customers being able to shop with a relative anonymity in a 24-hr marketplace. The hidden "deep web" is facilitating this phenomenon. The paper aims at providing an overview to mental health's and addiction's professionals on current knowledge about prodrug activities on the deep web...
May 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644548/repetitive-peripheral-magnetic-stimulation-for-activities-of-daily-living-and-functional-ability-in-people-after-stroke
#9
REVIEW
Ryo Momosaki, Naoki Yamada, Erika Ota, Masahiro Abo
BACKGROUND: Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) is a form of therapy that creates painless stimulation of deep muscle structures to improve motor function in people with physical impairment from brain or nerve disorders. Use of rPMS for people after stroke has been identified as a feasible approach to improve activities of daily living and functional ability. However, no systematic reviews have assessed the findings of available trials. The effect and safety of this intervention for people after stroke currently remain uncertain...
June 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637438/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tranexamic-acid-in-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
#10
Peng Tian, Wen-Bin Liu, Zhi-Jun Li, Gui-Jun Xu, Yu-Ting Huang, Xin-Long Ma
BACKGROUND: There is no consistent conclusion regarding the efficacy and safety of the intravenous administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) for reducing blood loss in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We performed a meta-analysis of comparative trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TXA in revision TKA. METHODS: We conducted a search of PubMed, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library and Web of Science for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs. Two authors selected the studies, extracted the data, and assessed the risk of bias independently...
June 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614987/role-of-amino-acid-supplementation-in-prevention-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-preterm-neonates-a-review-of-current-evidences
#11
Bhawan Deep Garg, Nandkishor S Kabra
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common acute and fatal gastrointestinal emergency in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates with mortality range from 15-30%. NEC is likely due to multifactorial process such as oxidative injury, ischemic necrosis and over reactive inflammatory response to intestinal microbes. AIMS: To evaluate the role of amino acid supplementation for reduction of neonatal NEC in preterm neonates. METHOD: The literature search was done for various randomized control trial (RCT) by searching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Scopus, Index Copernicus, African Index Medicus (AIM), Thomson Reuters (ESCI), Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and other data base...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586682/nutrients-that-limit-growth-in-the-ocean
#12
Laura A Bristow, Wiebke Mohr, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Marcel M M Kuypers
Phytoplankton form the basis of the marine food web and are responsible for approximately half of global carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation (∼ 50 Pg of carbon per year). Thus, these microscopic, photosynthetic organisms are vital in controlling the atmospheric CO2 concentration and Earth's climate. Phytoplankton are dependent on sunlight and their CO2-fixation activity is therefore restricted to the upper, sunlit surface ocean (that is, the euphotic zone). CO2 usually does not limit phytoplankton growth due to its high concentration in seawater...
June 5, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580419/light-penetration-structures-the-deep-acoustic-scattering-layers-in-the-global-ocean
#13
Dag L Aksnes, Anders Røstad, Stein Kaartvedt, Udane Martinez, Carlos M Duarte, Xabier Irigoien
The deep scattering layer (DSL) is a ubiquitous acoustic signature found across all oceans and arguably the dominant feature structuring the pelagic open ocean ecosystem. It is formed by mesopelagic fishes and pelagic invertebrates. The DSL animals are an important food source for marine megafauna and contribute to the biological carbon pump through the active flux of organic carbon transported in their daily vertical migrations. They occupy depths from 200 to 1000 m at daytime and migrate to a varying degree into surface waters at nighttime...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579397/meta-analysis-of-heparin-therapy-for-preventing-venous-thromboembolism-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury
#14
REVIEW
Yang Liu, Hong Xu, Feifei Liu, Zenghui Lv, Shunli Kan, Guangzhi Ning, Shiqing Feng
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent complication in patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI) and may have serious consequences. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of heparin and low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) venous thromboprophylaxis in patients with acute SCI. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE and the Cochrane library were searched from January 1980 to August 2016. The primary outcome was the incidence of VTE. Secondary outcomes included the incidences of Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and major bleeding...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578698/dictyexpress-a-web-based-platform-for-sequence-data-management-and-analytics-in-dictyostelium-and-beyond
#15
Miha Stajdohar, Rafael D Rosengarten, Janez Kokosar, Luka Jeran, Domen Blenkus, Gad Shaulsky, Blaz Zupan
BACKGROUND: Dictyostelium discoideum, a soil-dwelling social amoeba, is a model for the study of numerous biological processes. Research in the field has benefited mightily from the adoption of next-generation sequencing for genomics and transcriptomics. Dictyostelium biologists now face the widespread challenges of analyzing and exploring high dimensional data sets to generate hypotheses and discovering novel insights. RESULTS: We present dictyExpress (2.0), a web application designed for exploratory analysis of gene expression data, as well as data from related experiments such as Chromatin Immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-Seq)...
June 2, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562553/efficiency-and-safety-of-tranexamic-acid-in-reducing-blood-loss-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Chuan-Xiu Sun, Lu Zhang, Li-Dong Mi, Guang-Yu Du, Xue-Gang Sun, Sheng-Wei He
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the efficiency and safety of tranexamic acid for reducing blood loss and transfusion requirements in patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in Embase (1980-2017.04, embase.com), Medline (1966-2017.04, medline.com), PubMed (1966-2017.04, pubmed.com), ScienceDirect (1985-2017.04, sciencedirect.com), and Web of Science (1950-2017.04, webofknowledge.com). Study which assessed the efficiency and safety of tranexamic acid in total shoulder arthroplasty was selected...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507859/the-double-volar-flap-technique-for-aesthetic-repair-of-syndactyly-and-polysyndactyly-of-toe-without-skin-grafting
#17
Toru Miyanaga, Kenichi Shimada, Miyuki Kishibe, Masanobu Yamashita, Akiko Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Aesthetic repair of syndactyly of the toes is desirable because patients may have psychological concerns about its appearance. There are 2 important factors for the aesthetic repair of syndactyly of the toe. One is to hide the operative scar from the visual site (dorsal site), whereas the other is to create an interdigital space close to the normal anatomical skin characteristics (2 general types of skin: glabrous and hairy). METHODS: In total, 12 patients (4 males and 8 females) with 15 syndactylous webs were operated on by using the double volar flap technique...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507842/pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-breast-reconstruction-systematic-review-and-case-report
#18
Justin T Zelones, John F Nigriny
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare skin disorder of the neutrophilic dermatoses spectrum that can mimic wound infections in surgical patients. PG after breast surgery has been reported but in limited amounts in autologous breast reconstruction patients. We present the first case of PG after a delayed bilateral deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction in the setting of systemic disease along with a systematic review. METHODS: PubMed, Ovid, and Web of Science were systematically searched to obtain cases of PG after autologous breast reconstruction...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480753/bibliometric-profile-of-deep-brain-stimulation
#19
Kejia Hu, Ziev B Moses, Wendong Xu, Ziv Williams
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify and analyze the characteristics of the 100 most highly-cited papers in the research field of deep brain stimulation (DBS). METHODS: The Web of Science was searched for highly-cited papers related to DBS research. The number of citations, countries, institutions of origin, year of publication, and research area were noted and analyzed. RESULTS: The 100 most highly-cited articles had a mean of 304.15 citations...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473971/design-and-implementation-of-the-hepatorenal-fibrocystic-disease-core-center-clinical-database-a-centralized-resource-for-characterizing-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease-and-other-hepatorenal-fibrocystic-diseases
#20
Bakri Alzarka, Hiroki Morizono, John W Bollman, Dongkyu Kim, Lisa M Guay-Woodford
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) and other hepatorenal fibrocystic diseases (HRFD) are relatively rare recessive disorders that constitute an important set of childhood nephropathies. Little is known about fundamental pathogenesis, and advances toward clinical trials will require well-characterized patient cohorts and the development of predictive and prognostic biomarkers. Such studies in rare diseases require greater collaboration than the efforts in common diseases where large patient repositories can be built at a single site...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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