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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724226/application-of-a-crustacean-bioassay-to-evaluate-a-multi-contaminated-metal-pah-pcb-harbor-sediment-before-and-after-electrokinetic-remediation-using-eco-friendly-enhancing-agents
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Y Tian, C Boulangé-Lecomte, A Benamar, N Giusti-Petrucciani, A Duflot, S Olivier, C Frederick, J Forget-Leray, F Portet-Koltalo
Electrokinetic (EK) remediation can be a suitable technology for treating contaminated dredged harbor sediment, stored on terrestrial disposal sites. Citric acid (CA) and biosurfactants (rhamnolipids and saponin) were chosen as enhancing agents for simultaneous metal (Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Zn) and PAH/PCB removal by EK because of their potential low toxicity with a view to site restoration. Three EK runs were performed using a periodic voltage (1Vcm(-1)) and various concentrations of agents. The best combination of CA (0...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723950/high-affinity-anti-tim-3-and-anti-kir-monoclonal-antibodies-cloned-from-healthy-human-individuals
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Stefan Ryser, Angeles Estellés, Edgar Tenorio, Lawrence M Kauvar, Mikhail L Gishizky
We report here the cloning of native high affinity anti-TIM-3 and anti-KIR IgG monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of healthy human donors. The cells that express these mAbs are rare, present at a frequency of less than one per 105 memory B-cells. Using our proprietary multiplexed screening and cloning technology CellSpot™ we assessed the presence of memory B-cells reactive to foreign and endogenous disease-associated antigens within the same individual. When comparing the frequencies of antigen-specific memory B-cells analyzed in over 20 screening campaigns, we found a strong correlation of the presence of anti-TIM-3 memory B-cells with memory B-cells expressing mAbs against three disease-associated antigens: (i) bacterial DNABII proteins that are a marker for Gram negative and Gram positive bacterial infections, (ii) hemagglutinin (HA) of influenza virus and (iii) the extracellular domain of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723901/2b-rad-genotyping-for-population-genomic-studies-of-chagas-disease-vectors-rhodnius-ecuadoriensis-in-ecuador
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Luis E Hernandez-Castro, Marta Paterno, Anita G Villacís, Björn Andersson, Jaime A Costales, Michele De Noia, Sofía Ocaña-Mayorga, Cesar A Yumiseva, Mario J Grijalva, Martin S Llewellyn
BACKGROUND: Rhodnius ecuadoriensis is the main triatomine vector of Chagas disease, American trypanosomiasis, in Southern Ecuador and Northern Peru. Genomic approaches and next generation sequencing technologies have become powerful tools for investigating population diversity and structure which is a key consideration for vector control. Here we assess the effectiveness of three different 2b restriction site-associated DNA (2b-RAD) genotyping strategies in R. ecuadoriensis to provide sufficient genomic resolution to tease apart microevolutionary processes and undertake some pilot population genomic analyses...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723841/military-civilian-partnership-in-device-innovation-development-commercialization-and-application-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa
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Todd E Rasmussen, Jonathan L Eliason
Noncompressible torso hemorrhage (NCTH) and shock is a leading cause of trauma-related mortality and evidence suggests that survival from this injury pattern has not improved in decades. As such, innovating new approaches and devices, including technologies which can be used by providers within a short of time after severe injury, is a priority for the military. Guided by wartime observations, and through partnerships with civilian academia and private investment, the military has led an effort to define resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) and assess its potential to address this problem...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723833/concordance-of-motion-sensor-and-clinician-rated-fall-risk-scores-in-older-adults
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Julie Elledge
As the older adult population in the United States continues to grow, developing reliable, valid, and practical methods for identifying fall risk is a high priority. Falls are prevalent in older adults and contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality rates and rising health costs. Identifying at-risk older adults and intervening in a timely manner can reduce falls. Conventional fall risk assessment tools require a health professional trained in the use of each tool for administration and interpretation...
July 18, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723743/analysis-of-hpv-distribution-in-patients-with-cervical-precancerous-lesions-in-western-china
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Kemin Li, Rutie Yin, Qingli Li, Danqing Wang
Cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a dangerous disease, whose subtypes exhibit different distribution patterns in particular countries, regions, and races. In this study, the HPV distribution in patients with cervical precancerous lesions in Western China was investigated to assess a probability for prevention of cervical cancer and the clinical application of an HPV vaccine in China. The retrospective study of patients with different HPV subtypes and cervical precancerous lesions, who have undergone loop eelectrosurgical excision procedure, cold knife conization, or a total hysterectomy in our hospital from January 2016 to August 2016, was performed...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723492/validation-of-gene-expression-signatures-to-identify-low-risk-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-at-higher-risk-for-disease-related-death
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Mansi Parasramka, Daniel J Serie, Yan W Asmann, Jeanette E Eckel-Passow, Erik P Castle, Melissa L Stanton, Brad C Leibovich, Robert Houston Thompson, E Aubrey Thompson, Alexander S Parker, Thai H Ho, Richard W Joseph
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5-10% of patients with "low-risk" clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), as stratified by externally validated clinicopathologic prognostic algorithms, eventually have disease relapse and die. Improving prognostic algorithms for these low-risk patients could help to provide improved individualized surveillance recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To identify genes that are differentially expressed in patients with low-risk ccRCC who did and did not die of their disease...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722791/treatment-evaluation-using-lung-sound-analysis-in-asthmatic-children
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Chizu Habukawa, Katsumi Murakami, Mitsuru Endoh, Noriaki Horii, Yukio Nagasaka
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive assessment of treatment and prediction of attacks in asthmatic children do not yet exist. Lung sound analysis can non-invasively evaluate airway obstruction. We used a recently developed technology for analysing lung sounds using ic700 (index of the chest wall at 700 Hz, sound intensity at 700 Hz) to evaluate response to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in asthmatic children. METHOD: Seventy asthmatic children, including infants, underwent lung sound recording in the asymptomatic state prior to and 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks after ICS treatment, and asthma control was assessed at 10 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722606/assessment-of-the-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-child-potties-for-safe-child-feces-disposal-in-rural-bangladesh
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Faruqe Hussain, Stephen P Luby, Leanne Unicomb, Elli Leontsini, Tania Naushin, Audrey J Buckland, Peter J Winch
Indiscriminate defecation among young children and the unsafe disposal of their feces increases fecal contamination in the household environment and the risk of diarrheal disease transmission. Improved sanitary technology for children too young to use a latrine may facilitate safe feces disposal and reduce fecal contamination in the household environment. We assessed the acceptability and feasibility of child potties in rural Bangladesh in 2010. Our team introduced child potties into 26 households for 30 days, and conducted semistructured interviews, group discussions, and observations to assess the acceptability and feasibility of their use for parents and children...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722554/improving-maternal-and-child-health-policymaking-processes-in-nigeria-an-assessment-of-policymakers-needs-barriers-and-facilitators-of-evidence-informed-policymaking
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Chigozie J Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Ermel Johnson, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo
BACKGROUND: In Nigeria, interest in the evidence-to-policy process is gaining momentum among policymakers involved in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). However, numerous gaps exist among policymakers on use of research evidence in policymaking. The objective of this study was to assess the perception of MNCH policymakers regarding their needs and the barriers and facilitators to use of research evidence in policymaking in Nigeria. METHODS: The study design was a cross-sectional assessment of perceptions undertaken during a national MNCH stakeholders' engagement event convened in Abuja, Nigeria...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721951/recording-characteristics-of-electrical-impedance-myography-needle-electrodes
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Hyeuknam Kwon, Seward B Rutkove, Benjamin Sanchez
OBJECTIVE: The neurology and physiatry community need improved tools for the evaluation of skeletal muscle condition. Here, we evaluate needle electrical impedance myography (EIM), a new minimally invasive approach to determine muscle status that could ultimately become a bedside tool for the assessment of neuromuscular disorders. APPROACH: We design and study the recording characteristics of tetrapolar EIM needle electrodes combining theory and finite element model simulations...
July 19, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721691/occupational-therapy-for-adults-with-problems-in-activities-of-daily-living-after-stroke
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Lynn A Legg, Sharon R Lewis, Oliver J Schofield-Robinson, Avril Drummond, Peter Langhorne
BACKGROUND: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Activities of daily living (ADL) are daily home-based activities that people carry out to maintain health and well-being. ADLs include the ability to: eat and drink unassisted, move, go to the toilet, carry out personal hygiene tasks, dress unassisted, and groom. Stroke causes impairment-related functional limitations that may result in difficulties participating in ADLs independent of supervision, direction, or physical assistance...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721622/influence-of-selected-cyclodextrins-in-sorption-desorption-of-chlorpyrifos-chlorothalonil-diazinon-and-their-main-degradation-products-on-different-soils
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María E Báez, Jeannette Espinoza, Ricardo Silva, Edwar Fuentes
Cyclodextrins (CDs) can improve the apparent solubility and bioavailability of a variety of organic compounds through the formation of inclusion complexes; accordingly, they are suitable for application in innovative remediation technologies of contaminated soils. However, the different interactions in the tertiary system CD/contaminant/soil matrix can affect the bioavailability of the inclusion complex through the possible sorption of CD and CD complex in the soil matrix, as well as with the potential of the sorbed CD to form the complex, concurrent with the desorption processes...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721524/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-for-investigation-of-disease-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-strategies-in-inherited-arrhythmia-syndromes-strengths-and-limitations
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Simona Casini, Arie O Verkerk, Carol Ann Remme
During the last two decades, significant progress has been made in the identification of genetic defects underlying inherited arrhythmia syndromes, which has provided some clinical benefit through elucidation of gene-specific arrhythmia triggers and treatment. However, for most arrhythmia syndromes, clinical management is hindered by insufficient knowledge of the functional consequences of the mutation in question, the pro-arrhythmic mechanisms involved, and hence the most optimal treatment strategy. Moreover, disease expressivity and sensitivity to therapeutic interventions often varies between mutations and/or patients, underlining the need for more individualized strategies...
July 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721199/evidence-informed-capacity-building-for-setting-health-priorities-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-framework-and-recommendations-for-further-research
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Ryan Li, Francis Ruiz, Anthony J Culyer, Kalipso Chalkidou, Karen J Hofman
Priority-setting in health is risky and challenging, particularly in resource-constrained settings. It is not simply a narrow technical exercise, and involves the mobilisation of a wide range of capacities among stakeholders - not only the technical capacity to "do" research in economic evaluations. Using the Individuals, Nodes, Networks and Environment (INNE) framework, we identify those stakeholders, whose capacity needs will vary along the evidence-to-policy continuum. Policymakers and healthcare managers require the capacity to commission and use relevant evidence (including evidence of clinical and cost-effectiveness, and of social values); academics need to understand and respond to decision-makers' needs to produce relevant research...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720805/a-portable-system-for-rapid-bacterial-composition-analysis-using-a-nanopore-based-sequencer-and-laptop-computer
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Satomi Mitsuhashi, Kirill Kryukov, So Nakagawa, Junko S Takeuchi, Yoshiki Shiraishi, Koichiro Asano, Tadashi Imanishi
We developed a portable system for 16S rDNA analyses consisting of a nanopore technology-based sequencer, the MinION, and laptop computers, and assessed its potential ability to determine bacterial compositions rapidly. We tested our protocols using a mock bacterial community that contained equimolar 16S rDNA and a pleural effusion from a patient with empyema, for time effectiveness and accuracy. MinION sequencing targeting 16S rDNA detected all 20 of the bacterial species present in the mock bacterial community...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720555/readability-of-wikipedia-pages-on-autoimmune-disorders-systematic-quantitative-assessment
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Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Francesco Brigo, Kassem Sharif, Howard Amital, Dennis McGonagle, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Mohammad Adawi
BACKGROUND: In the era of new information and communication technologies, the Internet is being increasingly accessed for health-related information. Indeed, recently published patient surveys of people with autoimmune disorders confirmed that the Internet was reported as one of the most important health information sources. Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia launched in 2001, is generally one of the most visited websites worldwide and is often consulted for health-related information...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720340/mechanical-strength-and-fracture-point-of-a-dental-implant-under-certification-conditions-a-numerical-approach-by-finite-element-analysis
#18
Guillermo de la Rosa Castolo, Sonia V Guevara Perez, Pierre-Jean Arnoux, Laurent Badih, Franck Bonnet, Michel Behr
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Implant prosthodontics provides high-quality outcomes thanks to recent technological developments and certification procedures such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 14801. However, these certification tests are costly, and the result is highly uncertain as the influence of design variables (materials and structure) is still unknown. The design process could be significantly improved if the influence of design parameters were identified...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720278/-development-of-a-liquid-fermentation-system-and-encystment-for-a-nitrogen-fixing-bacterium-strain-having-biofertilizer-potential
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Mauricio Camelo-Rusinque, Andrés Moreno-Galván, Felipe Romero-Perdomo, Ruth Bonilla-Buitrago
The indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers has contributed to the deterioration of the biological, physical and chemical properties of the soil, resulting in the loss of its productive capacity. For this reason, the use of biofertilizers has emerged as a technological alternative. The objective of this research was to develop a suitable liquid fermentation system and encystment for the multiplication of Azotobacter chroococcum AC1 strain, a bacterium employed in a biofertilizer formulation produced at present by CARPOICA, Colombia...
July 15, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720170/a-decade-of-health-technology-assessment-in-poland
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Iga Lipska, Neil McAuslane, Hubert Leufkens, Anke Hövels
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to illustrate and provide a better understanding of the role of health technology assessment (HTA) processes in decision making for drug reimbursement in Poland and how this approach could be considered by other countries of limited resources. METHODS: We analyzed the evolution of the HTA system and processes in Poland over the past decade and current developments based on publicly available information. RESULTS: The role of HTA in drug-reimbursement process in Poland has increased substantially over the recent decade, starting in 2005 with the formation the Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Tariff System (AOTMiT)...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
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