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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808081/%C3%A2-eluxadoline-for-ibs-d
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic relapsing gastrointestinal problem characterised by intestinal pain and associated alterations of defecation and/or bowel habit (constipation: IBS-C or diarrhoea: IBS-D).(1,2) Opioid receptors in the gut have a role in gastrointestinal motility, secretion and sensation.(3) Τ Eluxadoline (Truberzi-Allergan) is a locally acting, mixed opioid receptor agonist/antagonist licensed for the treatment of IBS-D in adults.(4) Here, we consider the evidence for eluxadoline and how it fts with current management strategies for IBS-D...
August 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798972/diagnostic-precision-of-triage-algorithms-for-mass-casualty-incidents-english-version
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A R Heller, N Salvador, M Frank, J Schiffner, R Kipke, C Kleber
BACKGROUND: Regarding survival and quality of life recent mass casualty incidents again emphasize the importance of early identification of the correct degree of injury/illness to enable prioritization of treatment amongst patients and their transportation to an appropriate hospital. The present study investigated existing triage algorithms in terms of sensitivity (SE) and specificity (SP) as well as its process duration in a relevant emergency patient cohort. METHODS: In this study 500 consecutive air rescue missions were evaluated by means of standardized patient records...
August 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736556/ras-signaling-inhibitors-attenuate-disease-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-via-targeting-pathogenic-antigen-specific-th17-type-cells
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Morad Zayoud, Victoria Marcu-Malina, Einav Vax, Jasmine Jacob-Hirsch, Galit Elad-Sfadia, Iris Barshack, Yoel Kloog, Itamar Goldstein
The Ras family of GTPases plays an important role in signaling nodes downstream to T cell receptor and CD28 activation, potentially lowering the threshold for T-cell receptor activation by autoantigens. Somatic mutation in NRAS or KRAS may cause a rare autoimmune disorder coupled with abnormal expansion of lymphocytes. T cells from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients show excessive activation of Ras/MEK/ERK pathway. The small molecule farnesylthiosalicylic acid (FTS) interferes with the interaction between Ras GTPases and their prenyl-binding chaperones to inhibit proper plasma membrane localization...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736427/ultrasonographic-features-of-the-normal-filum-terminale
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Myoungae Kwon, Bo-Kyung Je, Doran Hong, Byung Min Choi
Purpose: The filum terminale (FT) is a fibrous band that connects the conus medullaris to the posterior body of the coccyx. Considering the advances of ultrasonography (US) technology and improvements in the resolution of US images, we aimed to re-establish the US features of the normal FT in infants younger than 6 months of age. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 30 spinal US scans, stored as video clips. The internal structure of the FT and the marginal echogenicity of the FT were assessed, and transverse and longitudinal US were compared...
June 8, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724905/flowering-time-in-banana-musa-spp-a-day-neutral-plant-is-controlled-by-at-least-three-flowering-locus-t-homologues
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Akhilesh K Chaurasia, Hemant B Patil, Bal Krishna, V R Subramaniam, Prafullachandra V Sane, Aniruddha P Sane
Banana is an important day neutral food crop with a long flowering/fruiting cycle that is affected by hot summers or cold winters in different places. Manipulating its life cycle requires an understanding of its flowering time machinery to bypass these stresses. Twelve FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) and two TWIN SISTER OF FT (TSF) members were isolated from banana and their organization and expression pattern studied during development in two varieties that differ in flowering time namely Grand Nain (AAA genotype) and Hill banana (AAB genotype)...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710612/-diagnostic-quality-of-triage-algorithms-for-mass-casualty-incidents
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A R Heller, N Salvador, M Frank, J Schiffner, R Kipke, C Kleber
BACKGROUND: Regarding survival and quality of life, recent mass casualty incidents have once more emphasized the importance of early identification of the correct degree of injury or illness, to enable prioritizing treatment of patients and transportation to an appropriate hospital. The present study investigated international triage algorithms in terms of sensitivity (SE) and specificity (SP) as well as the process duration in a relevant emergency patient cohort. METHODS: A total of 500 consecutive air rescue missions were evaluated by means of standardized patient records...
July 14, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690817/-how-and-what-matters-sampling-method-affects-biodiversity-estimates-of-reef-fishes
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Néstor E Bosch, Jorge M S Gonçalves, Karim Erzini, Fernando Tuya
Understanding changes in biodiversity requires the implementation of monitoring programs encompassing different dimensions of biodiversity through varying sampling techniques. In this work, fish assemblages associated with the "outer" and "inner" sides of four marinas, two at the Canary Islands and two at southern Portugal, were investigated using three complementary sampling techniques: underwater visual censuses (UVCs), baited cameras (BCs), and fish traps (FTs). We firstly investigated the complementarity of these sampling methods to describe species composition...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630835/intra-articular-fibroma-of-tendon-sheath-in-knee-joint-associated-with-iliotibial-band-friction-syndrome-rare-occurrence-in-a-teenage-girl
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Sameer Rathore, Vasil Quadri, Sanjay Tapadia, K Krishnaiah, V P Nithin Krishna
INTRODUCTION: Iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome is a common overuse injury typically seen in active athlete population. A nodular lesion on the inner side of the ITB as an etiology or an accompanying lesion with friction syndrome has rarely been reported. Among such nodular lesions around knee, fibroma of tendon sheath (FTS) is a rare occurrence. All the more intra-articular occurrence is extremely rare. CASE REPORT: A 16-year-old female presented with recurrent pain and movable nodule at the lateral joint area, diagnosed as ITB friction syndrome...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624447/enhanced-first-trimester-screening-for-trisomy-21-with-contingent-cell-free-fetal-dna-a-comparative-performance-and-cost-analysis
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Tianhua Huang, Wendy S Meschino, Mari Teitelbaum, Shelley Dougan, Nan Okun
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal screening for trisomy 21 is a standard of care. Emerging cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) technologies can improve screening performance, but they are expensive. This study was conducted to propose a contingent screening model that would incorporate cffDNA technology, would remain affordable, and could be applied equitably in a publically funded system. METHODS: Using performance and cost parameters from published literature, four prenatal screening strategies were compared...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623151/cognitive-performance-across-3-frailty-phenotypes-toledo-study-for-healthy-aging
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Cristina Rosado-Artalejo, Jose Antonio Carnicero, Jose Losa-Reyna, Amelia Guadalupe-Grau, Carmen Castillo-Gallego, Gonzalo Gutierrez-Avila, Ana Alfaro-Acha, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Francisco José García-García
INTRODUCTION: Frailty is a strong predictor of adverse health events, but its impact on cognitive function is poorly understood. AIM: To assess cognitive performance in frailty and to identify the frailty stage where cognitive impairment begins. METHODS: Data were taken from 2044 people aged ≥65 years without cognitive impairment selected from the Toledo Study for Healthy Aging, a population-based cohort of older adults. Frailty status was assessed by 3 different scales: Frailty Phenotype (FP), Frailty Trait Scale (FTS), and Frailty Index (FI)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622597/investigation-of-radfet-response-to-x-ray-and-electron-beams
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E Yilmaz, A Kahraman, A M McGarrigle, N Vasovic, D Yegen, A Jaksic
The irradiation response of Radiation Sensing Field Effect Transistor (RadFET), also known as MOSFET/pMOS dosimeter, to high energy X-rays and electron beams was investigated. The threshold voltages before and after irradiation were measured and the trap densities in the gate oxide and oxide/silicon interface of the RadFETs are evaluated. The RadFETs were irradiated with 6MV X-rays, and 10 and 18MeV electron beams emitted from a Linear accelerator (LINAC). Linear and non-linear fits to experimental results showed that after an initial linear response up to several Gy, deviation from the linearity occurred due to electric field screening by the radiation induced oxide trapped charges...
June 8, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601741/uniformity-dispersive-anti-coking-core-double-shell-structured-co-sio2-c-effect-of-graphitic-carbon-modified-interior-pore-walls-on-c5-selectivity-in-fischer-tropsch-synthesis
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Zhijiang Ni, Shifei Kang, Jirong Bai, Yaguang Li, Yongkui Huang, Zhilei Wang, Hengfei Qin, Xi Li
Highly dispersed Co nanoparticles with proper interaction with mesoporous support are benefit for the suppression of self-aggregation, which enhances its Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTs) activity. However, construct such Co based supported catalysts with high activity and stability in FTs by conventional mesoporous support, especially the common used mesoporous SiO2, has proven challenging due to their undesirable hydrothermal stability and poor reducibility. Herein, we developed a unique core@double-shell Co@SiO2@C structure with optimized interface of the mesoporous catalyst by introducing graphitic carbon layer which can weaken the interaction between metallic Co and silica...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553432/hiv-1-transactivator-protein-induces-zo-1-and-neprilysin-dysfunction-in-brain-endothelial-cells-via-the-ras-signaling-pathway
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Wenlin Jiang, Wen Huang, Yanlan Chen, Min Zou, Dingyue Peng, Debing Chen
Amyloid beta (Aβ) deposition is increased in human immunodeficiency virus-1- (HIV-1-) infected brain, but the mechanisms are not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of Ras signaling in HIV-1 transactivator protein- (Tat-) induced Aβ accumulation in human cerebral microvascular endothelial cells (HBEC-5i). Cell viability assay showed that 1 μg/mL Tat and 20 μmol/L of the Ras inhibitor farnesylthiosalicylic acid (FTS) had no significant effect on HBEC-5i cell viability after 24 h exposure...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523354/investigation-of-reference-levels-and-radiation-dose-associated-with-abdominal-evar-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-procedures-across-several-european-centres
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E Tuthill, L O'Hora, M O'Donohoe, S Panci, P Gilligan, D Campion, R Trenti, E Fox, D Catania, L Rainford
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is considered the treatment of choice for abdominal aortic aneurysms with suitable anatomy. In order to improve radiation safety, European Directive (2013/59) requires member states to implement diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in radio-diagnostic and interventional procedures. This study aimed to determine local DRLs for EVAR across five European centres and identify an interim European DRL, which currently remains unestablished. METHODS: Retrospective data was collected for 180 standard EVARs performed between January 2014 and July 2015 from five specialist centres in Ireland (n=2) and Italy (n=3)...
May 18, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451667/potassium-adsorption-behavior-on-hcp-cobalt-as-model-systems-for-the-fischer-tropsch-synthesis-a-density-functional-theory-study
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Qingjun Chen, Ingeborg-Helene Svenum, Yanying Qi, Ljubisa Gavrilovic, De Chen, Anders Holmen, Edd A Blekkan
Potassium (K), an important impurity in syngas from biomass, can have a large influence on the activity and selectivity of cobalt-based Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) catalysts in Biomass to Liquids (BTL) processes. In this work, the potassium adsorption behavior on hcp cobalt was systematically studied using density functional theory. The surface energy calculations and Wulff construction of the equilibrium shape of hcp cobalt showed it is dominated by 10 facets. The interaction of K with these facets has been investigated...
May 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437970/cmos-compatible-broadband-co-propagative-stationary-fourier-transform-spectrometer-integrated-on-a-silicon-nitride-photonics-platform
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Xiaomin Nie, Eva Ryckeboer, Gunther Roelkens, Roel Baets
We demonstrate a novel type of Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) that can be realized with CMOS compatible fabrication techniques. This FTS contains no moving components and is based on the direct detection of the interferogram generated by the interference of the evanescent fields of two co-propagating waveguide modes. The theoretical analysis indicates that this type of FTS inherently has a large bandwidth (>100 nm). The first prototype that is integrated on a Si<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub> waveguide platform is demonstrated and has an extremely small size (0...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435327/effect-of-menopause-on-hormonal-receptors-in-ampullae-of-the-fallopian-tube-with-a-special-reference-to-the-p53-signature
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Rie Urabe, Toru Hachisuga, Taeko Ueda, Toshinori Kawagoe, Tomoko Kurita, Seiji Kagami, Masanori Hisaoka, Yoshihisa Fujino
OBJECTIVES: Age-related changes in the expression of hormonal receptors have not been well examined in the fallopian tube (FT). We herein report the effect of menopause on the hormone receptors in ampullae of the FTs (AFTs), in comparison with cortical inclusion cysts (CICs) of the ovary. METHODS: A total of 84 AFTs and 16 fimbriae of FTs, which were obtained from 26 premenopausal and 58 postmenopausal women; and 27 postmenopausal CICs were immunohistochemically studied for the expression of p53, Ki-67, estrogen receptor-alpha (ER-α), and progesterone receptor A (PRA)...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407537/co2-emissions-from-the-2010-russian-wildfires-using-gosat-data
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Meng Guo, Jing Li, Jiawei Xu, Xiufeng Wang, Hongshi He, Li Wu
In the summer of 2010, more than 6 hundred wildfires broke out in western Russia because of an unprecedented intense heat wave that resulted from strong atmospheric blocking. The present study evaluated the CO2 emissions using GOSAT (Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite) data from July 23 to August 18, 2010 for western Russia. The results demonstrated that the GOSAT CAI (Cloud and Aerosol Imager) was well-suited for the identification of smoke plumes and that the GOSAT FTS (Fourier-Transform Spectrometer) TIR (Thermal InfraRed) could be used to calculate the height of the plumes at approximately 800 hPa (1...
July 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390057/mechanical-properties-of-6-finger-trap-suture-techniques
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Naomi F Earley, Lee B Meakin, Kevin J Parsons, John Tarlton, Jon L Hall
OBJECTIVE: To identify the most common methods used by surgeons to place finger-trap sutures (FTS), and determine their influence on the biomechanical properties of constructs. STUDY DESIGN: Questionnaire and experimental study. METHODS: Six commonly used FTS methods (A-F) were identified from literature review and questionnaire. Constructs made with 3-metric nylon suture and 18-French polyurethane esophagostomy tubing were tested in axial loading to failure...
April 8, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362792/demonstration-of-a-compressive-sensing-fourier-transform-on-chip-spectrometer
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Hugh Podmore, Alan Scott, Pavel Cheben, Aitor V Velasco, Jens H Schmid, Martin Vachon, Regina Lee
We demonstrate compressive-sensing (CS) spectroscopy in a planar-waveguide Fourier-transform spectrometer (FTS) device. The spectrometer is implemented as an array of Mach-Zehnder interferometers (MZIs) integrated on a photonic chip. The signal from a set of MZIs is composed of an undersampled discrete Fourier interferogram, which we invert using l<sub>1</sub>-norm minimization to retrieve a sparse input spectrum. To implement this technique, we use a subwavelength-engineered spatial heterodyne FTS on a chip composed of 32 independent MZIs...
April 1, 2017: Optics Letters
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