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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543730/treatment-of-disseminated-superficial-actinic-porokeratosis-with-oral-alitretinoin
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B J Park, E H Oh, J E Kim, J Y Ko, Y S Ro
Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP), the most common type of porokeratosis, usually presents as large numbers of lesions on sun-exposed skin. Although several treatment options including corticosteroids, keratolytics, 5-fluorouracil, imiquimod, vitamin D3 analogues, cryotherapy, curettage, laser therapy and dermabrasion may be considered, there is no evidence-based standard treatment.(1-2) Patient 1 was a 26-year-old female who presented with a 2-year history of progressive scaly macules on both upper and lower extremities...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540548/influence-of-surface-properties-of-ro-membrane-on-membrane-fouling-for-treating-textile-secondary-effluent
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Zhonglong Yin, Cheng Yang, Chao Long, Aimin Li
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a promising technology for treating and reusing textile secondary effluent (SE). To better understand the effect of membrane surface properties on membrane fouling, the performances of three commercial polyamide thin-film composite RO membranes (BW30-4040, CPA2-4040, and RE-4040-FEN) with different roughness and hydrophilicity were investigated for treating textile SE. The RO membranes were characterized by ATR-FTIR, SEM, AFM, and contact angle, respectively. The results showed that the flux increased with an increase in the surface hydrophilicity of membrane...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537691/the-influence-of-previous-robotic-experience-in-the-initial-learning-curve-of-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
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José Anastácio Dias, Marcos F Dall'oglio, João Roberto Colombo, Rafael F Coelho, William Carlos Nahas
INTRODUCTION: This study analyzed the impact of the experience with Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP) on the initial experience with Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) by examining perioperative results and early outcomes of 110 patients. LRPs were performed by two ro-botic fellowship trained surgeons with daily practice in RALP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 110 LRP were performed to treat aleatory selected patients. The patients were divided into 4 groups for prospective analyses...
May 23, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529523/epidemiological-and-clinical-parameters-features-of-patients-with-clonorchiasis-in-the-geum-river-basin-republic-of-korea
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Hee-Eun Shin, Myoung-Ro Lee, Jung-Won Ju, Byong-Suk Jeong, Mi-Yeoun Park, Keoung-Sook Lee, Shin-Hyeong Cho
This study was conducted to evaluate the infection rates of Clonorchis sinensis and laboratory findings in infected people. The 3,167 fecal samples, from nine villages in Okcheon-gun, were examined.
2017: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526459/test-retest-reliability-of-the-dual-microphone-voice-range-profile
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Trine Printz, Jesper Roed Sorensen, Christian Godballe, Ågot Møller Grøntved
OBJECTIVES: The voice range profile (VRP) measures vocal intensity and fundamental frequency. Phonosurgical and logopedic treatment outcome studies using the VRP report voice improvements of 3-6 semitones (ST) in ST range and 4-7 decibels (dB) in sound pressure level range after treatment. These small improvements stress the importance of reliable measurements. The aim was to evaluate the test-retest reliability of the dual-microphone computerized VRP on participants with healthy voices...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524742/piqueria-trinervia-as-a-source-of-metabolites-against-giardia-intestinalis
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Yadira Rufino-González, Martha Ponce-Macotela, Manuel Jiménez-Estrada, Candy N Jiménez-Fragoso, Guadalupe Palencia, Gabriel Sansón-Romero, Anahi Anzo-Osorio, Mario N Martínez-Gordillo
CONTEXT: Piqueria trinervia Cav. (Asteraceae) is a plant species with a long history in traditional medicine to cure diarrhoea and other digestive disorders. OBJECTIVE: The study investigates the antigiardial activity of piquerol, trinervinol, red oil and two fractions (F1 and F2) from P. trinervia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: P. trinervia was collected in the Ajusco in Mexico City. Aerial parts were ground and mixed with water to obtain the extract, which was treated with dichloromethane to isolate piquerol and trinervinol (P & T)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520682/progress-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-cardiac-manifestations-of-neonatal-lupus
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Peter Izmirly, Amit Saxena, Jill P Buyon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide new insights into pathogenesis, prevention and management of cardiac manifestations of neonatal lupus (cardiac neonatal lupus) and issues pertinent to all anti-SSA/Ro positive individuals of childbearing age. RECENT FINDINGS: Antibody specificity with high risk for cardiac neonatal lupus remains elusive, but high titers of Ro60, Ro52 or Ro52p200 antibodies appear to be required. Varying antibody specificities to the p200 region of Ro52 can induce first-degree block in a rodent model...
May 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516029/the-power-of-vertical-geolocation-of-atmospheric-profiles-from-gnss-radio-occultation
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Barbara Scherllin-Pirscher, Andrea K Steiner, Gottfried Kirchengast, Marc Schwärz, Stephen S Leroy
High-resolution measurements from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) radio occultation (RO) provide atmospheric profiles with independent information on altitude and pressure. This unique property is of crucial advantage when analyzing atmospheric characteristics that require joint knowledge of altitude and pressure or other thermodynamic atmospheric variables. Here we introduce and demonstrate the utility of this independent information from RO and discuss the computation, uncertainty, and use of RO atmospheric profiles on isohypsic coordinates-mean sea level altitude and geopotential height-as well as on thermodynamic coordinates (pressure and potential temperature)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres: JGR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515667/measurement-of-azimuthal-correlations-of-d-mesons-with-charged-particles-in-pp-collisions-at-formula-see-text-%C3%A2-tev-and-p-pb-collisions-at-formula-see-text-%C3%A2-tev
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J Adam, D Adamová, M M Aggarwal, G Aglieri Rinella, M Agnello, N Agrawal, Z Ahammed, S Ahmad, S U Ahn, S Aiola, A Akindinov, S N Alam, D S D Albuquerque, D Aleksandrov, B Alessandro, D Alexandre, R Alfaro Molina, A Alici, A Alkin, J R M Almaraz, J Alme, T Alt, S Altinpinar, I Altsybeev, C Alves Garcia Prado, C Andrei, A Andronic, V Anguelov, T Antičić, F Antinori, P Antonioli, L Aphecetche, H Appelshäuser, S Arcelli, R Arnaldi, O W Arnold, I C Arsene, M Arslandok, B Audurier, A Augustinus, R Averbeck, M D Azmi, A Badalà, Y W Baek, S Bagnasco, R Bailhache, R Bala, S Balasubramanian, A Baldisseri, R C Baral, A M Barbano, R Barbera, F Barile, G G Barnaföldi, L S Barnby, V Barret, P Bartalini, K Barth, J Bartke, E Bartsch, M Basile, N Bastid, S Basu, B Bathen, G Batigne, A Batista Camejo, B Batyunya, P C Batzing, I G Bearden, H Beck, C Bedda, N K Behera, I Belikov, F Bellini, H Bello Martinez, R Bellwied, R Belmont, E Belmont-Moreno, L G E Beltran, V Belyaev, G Bencedi, S Beole, I Berceanu, A Bercuci, Y Berdnikov, D Berenyi, R A Bertens, D Berzano, L Betev, A Bhasin, I R Bhat, A K Bhati, B Bhattacharjee, J Bhom, L Bianchi, N Bianchi, C Bianchin, J Bielčík, J Bielčíková, A Bilandzic, G Biro, R Biswas, S Biswas, S Bjelogrlic, J T Blair, D Blau, C Blume, F Bock, A Bogdanov, H Bøggild, L Boldizsár, M Bombara, M Bonora, J Book, H Borel, A Borissov, M Borri, F Bossú, E Botta, C Bourjau, P Braun-Munzinger, M Bregant, T Breitner, T A Broker, T A Browning, M Broz, E J Brucken, E Bruna, G E Bruno, D Budnikov, H Buesching, S Bufalino, S A I Buitron, P Buncic, O Busch, Z Buthelezi, J B Butt, J T Buxton, J Cabala, D Caffarri, X Cai, H Caines, L Calero Diaz, A Caliva, E Calvo Villar, P Camerini, F Carena, W Carena, F Carnesecchi, J Castillo Castellanos, A J Castro, E A R Casula, C Ceballos Sanchez, J Cepila, P Cerello, J Cerkala, B Chang, S Chapeland, M Chartier, J L Charvet, S Chattopadhyay, S Chattopadhyay, A Chauvin, V Chelnokov, M Cherney, C Cheshkov, B Cheynis, V Chibante Barroso, D D Chinellato, S Cho, P Chochula, K Choi, M Chojnacki, S Choudhury, P Christakoglou, C H Christensen, P Christiansen, T Chujo, S U Chung, C Cicalo, L Cifarelli, F Cindolo, J Cleymans, F Colamaria, D Colella, A Collu, M Colocci, G Conesa Balbastre, Z Conesa Del Valle, M E Connors, J G Contreras, T M Cormier, Y Corrales Morales, I Cortés Maldonado, P Cortese, M R Cosentino, F Costa, J Crkovská, P Crochet, R Cruz Albino, E Cuautle, L Cunqueiro, T Dahms, A Dainese, M C Danisch, A Danu, D Das, I Das, S Das, A Dash, S Dash, S De, A De Caro, G de Cataldo, C de Conti, J de Cuveland, A De Falco, D De Gruttola, N De Marco, S De Pasquale, R D De Souza, A Deisting, A Deloff, E Dénes, C Deplano, P Dhankher, D Di Bari, A Di Mauro, P Di Nezza, B Di Ruzza, M A Diaz Corchero, T Dietel, P Dillenseger, R Divià, Ø Djuvsland, A Dobrin, D Domenicis Gimenez, B Dönigus, O Dordic, T Drozhzhova, A K Dubey, A Dubla, L Ducroux, P Dupieux, R J Ehlers, D Elia, E Endress, H Engel, E Epple, B Erazmus, I Erdemir, F Erhardt, B Espagnon, M Estienne, S Esumi, J Eum, D Evans, S Evdokimov, G Eyyubova, L Fabbietti, D Fabris, J Faivre, A Fantoni, M Fasel, L Feldkamp, A Feliciello, G Feofilov, J Ferencei, A Fernández Téllez, E G Ferreiro, A Ferretti, A Festanti, V J G Feuillard, J Figiel, M A S Figueredo, S Filchagin, D Finogeev, F M Fionda, E M Fiore, M G Fleck, M Floris, S Foertsch, P Foka, S Fokin, E Fragiacomo, A Francescon, A Francisco, U Frankenfeld, G G Fronze, U Fuchs, C Furget, A Furs, M Fusco Girard, J J Gaardhøje, M Gagliardi, A M Gago, K Gajdosova, M Gallio, C D Galvan, D R Gangadharan, P Ganoti, C Gao, C Garabatos, E Garcia-Solis, C Gargiulo, P Gasik, E F Gauger, M Germain, M Gheata, P Ghosh, S K Ghosh, P Gianotti, P Giubellino, P Giubilato, E Gladysz-Dziadus, P Glässel, D M Goméz Coral, A Gomez Ramirez, A S Gonzalez, V Gonzalez, P González-Zamora, S Gorbunov, L Görlich, S Gotovac, V Grabski, O A Grachov, L K Graczykowski, K L Graham, A Grelli, A Grigoras, C Grigoras, V Grigoriev, A Grigoryan, S Grigoryan, B Grinyov, N Grion, J M Gronefeld, J F Grosse-Oetringhaus, R Grosso, L Gruber, F Guber, R Guernane, B Guerzoni, K Gulbrandsen, T Gunji, A Gupta, R Gupta, R Haake, C Hadjidakis, M Haiduc, H Hamagaki, G Hamar, J C Hamon, J W Harris, A Harton, D Hatzifotiadou, S Hayashi, S T Heckel, E Hellbär, H Helstrup, A Herghelegiu, G Herrera Corral, B A Hess, K F Hetland, H Hillemanns, B Hippolyte, D Horak, R Hosokawa, P Hristov, C Hughes, T J Humanic, N Hussain, T Hussain, D Hutter, D S Hwang, R Ilkaev, M Inaba, E Incani, M Ippolitov, M Irfan, V Isakov, M Ivanov, V Ivanov, V Izucheev, B Jacak, N Jacazio, P M Jacobs, M B Jadhav, S Jadlovska, J Jadlovsky, C Jahnke, M J Jakubowska, M A Janik, P H S Y Jayarathna, C Jena, S Jena, R T Jimenez Bustamante, P G Jones, A Jusko, P Kalinak, A Kalweit, J H Kang, V Kaplin, S Kar, A Karasu Uysal, O Karavichev, T Karavicheva, L Karayan, E Karpechev, U Kebschull, R Keidel, D L D Keijdener, M Keil, M Mohisin Khan, P Khan, S A Khan, A Khanzadeev, Y Kharlov, B Kileng, D W Kim, D J Kim, D Kim, H Kim, J S Kim, J Kim, M Kim, M Kim, S Kim, T Kim, S Kirsch, I Kisel, S Kiselev, A Kisiel, G Kiss, J L Klay, C Klein, J Klein, C Klein-Bösing, S Klewin, A Kluge, M L Knichel, A G Knospe, C Kobdaj, M Kofarago, T Kollegger, A Kolojvari, V Kondratiev, N Kondratyeva, E Kondratyuk, A Konevskikh, M Kopcik, M Kour, C Kouzinopoulos, O Kovalenko, V Kovalenko, M Kowalski, G Koyithatta Meethaleveedu, I Králik, A Kravčáková, M Krivda, F Krizek, E Kryshen, M Krzewicki, A M Kubera, V Kučera, C Kuhn, P G Kuijer, A Kumar, J Kumar, L Kumar, S Kumar, P Kurashvili, A Kurepin, A B Kurepin, A Kuryakin, M J Kweon, Y Kwon, S L La Pointe, P La Rocca, P Ladron de Guevara, C Lagana Fernandes, I Lakomov, R Langoy, K Lapidus, C Lara, A Lardeux, A Lattuca, E Laudi, R Lea, L Leardini, S Lee, F Lehas, S Lehner, R C Lemmon, V Lenti, E Leogrande, I León Monzón, H León Vargas, M Leoncino, P Lévai, S Li, X Li, J Lien, R Lietava, S Lindal, V Lindenstruth, C Lippmann, M A Lisa, H M Ljunggren, D F Lodato, P I Loenne, V Loginov, C Loizides, X Lopez, E López Torres, A Lowe, P Luettig, M Lunardon, G Luparello, M Lupi, T H Lutz, A Maevskaya, M Mager, S Mahajan, S M Mahmood, A Maire, R D Majka, M Malaev, I Maldonado Cervantes, L Malinina, D Mal'Kevich, P Malzacher, A Mamonov, V Manko, F Manso, V Manzari, Y Mao, M Marchisone, J Mareš, G V Margagliotti, A Margotti, J Margutti, A Marín, C Markert, M Marquard, N A Martin, P Martinengo, M I Martínez, G Martínez García, M Martinez Pedreira, A Mas, S Masciocchi, M Masera, A Masoni, A Mastroserio, A Matyja, C Mayer, J Mazer, M A Mazzoni, D Mcdonald, F Meddi, Y Melikyan, A Menchaca-Rocha, E Meninno, J Mercado Pérez, M Meres, S Mhlanga, Y Miake, M M Mieskolainen, K Mikhaylov, L Milano, J Milosevic, A Mischke, A N Mishra, D Miśkowiec, J Mitra, C M Mitu, N Mohammadi, B Mohanty, L Molnar, L Montaño Zetina, E Montes, D A Moreira De Godoy, L A P Moreno, S Moretto, A Morreale, A Morsch, V Muccifora, E Mudnic, D Mühlheim, S Muhuri, M Mukherjee, J D Mulligan, M G Munhoz, K Münning, R H Munzer, H Murakami, S Murray, L Musa, J Musinsky, B Naik, R Nair, B K Nandi, R Nania, E Nappi, M U Naru, H Natal da Luz, C Nattrass, S R Navarro, K Nayak, R Nayak, T K Nayak, S Nazarenko, A Nedosekin, R A Negrao De Oliveira, L Nellen, F Ng, M Nicassio, M Niculescu, J Niedziela, B S Nielsen, S Nikolaev, S Nikulin, V Nikulin, F Noferini, P Nomokonov, G Nooren, J C C Noris, J Norman, A Nyanin, J Nystrand, H Oeschler, S Oh, S K Oh, A Ohlson, A Okatan, T Okubo, L Olah, J Oleniacz, A C Oliveira Da Silva, M H Oliver, J Onderwaater, C Oppedisano, R Orava, M Oravec, A Ortiz Velasquez, A Oskarsson, J Otwinowski, K Oyama, M Ozdemir, Y Pachmayer, D Pagano, P Pagano, G Paić, S K Pal, P Palni, J Pan, A K Pandey, V Papikyan, G S Pappalardo, P Pareek, J Park, W J Park, S Parmar, A Passfeld, V Paticchio, R N Patra, B Paul, H Pei, T Peitzmann, X Peng, H Pereira Da Costa, D Peresunko, E Perez Lezama, V Peskov, Y Pestov, V Petráček, V Petrov, M Petrovici, C Petta, S Piano, M Pikna, P Pillot, L O D L Pimentel, O Pinazza, L Pinsky, D B Piyarathna, M Płoskoń, M Planinic, J Pluta, S Pochybova, P L M Podesta-Lerma, M G Poghosyan, B Polichtchouk, N Poljak, W Poonsawat, A Pop, H Poppenborg, S Porteboeuf-Houssais, J Porter, J Pospisil, S K Prasad, R Preghenella, F Prino, C A Pruneau, I Pshenichnov, M Puccio, G Puddu, P Pujahari, V Punin, J Putschke, H Qvigstad, A Rachevski, S Raha, S Rajput, J Rak, A Rakotozafindrabe, L Ramello, F Rami, R Raniwala, S Raniwala, S S Räsänen, B T Rascanu, D Rathee, K F Read, K Redlich, R J Reed, A Rehman, P Reichelt, F Reidt, X Ren, R Renfordt, A R Reolon, A Reshetin, K Reygers, V Riabov, R A Ricci, T Richert, M Richter, P Riedler, W Riegler, F Riggi, C Ristea, E Rocco, M Rodríguez Cahuantzi, A Rodriguez Manso, K Røed, E Rogochaya, D Rohr, D Röhrich, F Ronchetti, L Ronflette, P Rosnet, A Rossi, F Roukoutakis, A Roy, C Roy, P Roy, A J Rubio Montero, R Rui, R Russo, E Ryabinkin, Y Ryabov, A Rybicki, S Saarinen, S Sadhu, S Sadovsky, K Šafařík, B Sahlmuller, P Sahoo, R Sahoo, S Sahoo, P K Sahu, J Saini, S Sakai, M A Saleh, J Salzwedel, S Sambyal, V Samsonov, L Šándor, A Sandoval, M Sano, D Sarkar, N Sarkar, P Sarma, E Scapparone, F Scarlassara, C Schiaua, R Schicker, C Schmidt, H R Schmidt, M Schmidt, S Schuchmann, J Schukraft, Y Schutz, K Schwarz, K Schweda, G Scioli, E Scomparin, R Scott, M Šefčík, J E Seger, Y Sekiguchi, D Sekihata, I Selyuzhenkov, K Senosi, S Senyukov, E Serradilla, A Sevcenco, A Shabanov, A Shabetai, O Shadura, R Shahoyan, A Shangaraev, A Sharma, M Sharma, M Sharma, N Sharma, A I Sheikh, K Shigaki, Q Shou, K Shtejer, Y Sibiriak, S Siddhanta, K M Sielewicz, T Siemiarczuk, D Silvermyr, C Silvestre, G Simatovic, G Simonetti, R Singaraju, R Singh, V Singhal, T Sinha, B Sitar, M Sitta, T B Skaali, M Slupecki, N Smirnov, R J M Snellings, T W Snellman, J Song, M Song, Z Song, F Soramel, S Sorensen, F Sozzi, E Spiriti, I Sputowska, M Spyropoulou-Stassinaki, J Stachel, I Stan, P Stankus, E Stenlund, G Steyn, J H Stiller, D Stocco, P Strmen, A A P Suaide, T Sugitate, C Suire, M Suleymanov, M Suljic, R Sultanov, M Šumbera, S Sumowidagdo, A Szabo, I Szarka, A Szczepankiewicz, M Szymanski, U Tabassam, J Takahashi, G J Tambave, N Tanaka, M Tarhini, M Tariq, M G Tarzila, A Tauro, G Tejeda Muñoz, A Telesca, K Terasaki, C Terrevoli, B Teyssier, J Thäder, D Thakur, D Thomas, R Tieulent, A Tikhonov, A R Timmins, A Toia, S Trogolo, G Trombetta, V Trubnikov, W H Trzaska, T Tsuji, A Tumkin, R Turrisi, T S Tveter, K Ullaland, A Uras, G L Usai, A Utrobicic, M Vala, L Valencia Palomo, S Vallero, J Van Der Maarel, J W Van Hoorne, M van Leeuwen, T Vanat, P Vande Vyvre, D Varga, A Vargas, M Vargyas, R Varma, M Vasileiou, A Vasiliev, A Vauthier, O Vázquez Doce, V Vechernin, A M Veen, A Velure, E Vercellin, S Vergara Limón, R Vernet, M Verweij, L Vickovic, J Viinikainen, Z Vilakazi, O Villalobos Baillie, A Villatoro Tello, A Vinogradov, L Vinogradov, T Virgili, V Vislavicius, Y P Viyogi, A Vodopyanov, M A Völkl, K Voloshin, S A Voloshin, G Volpe, B von Haller, I Vorobyev, D Vranic, J Vrláková, B Vulpescu, B Wagner, J Wagner, H Wang, M Wang, D Watanabe, Y Watanabe, M Weber, S G Weber, D F Weiser, J P Wessels, U Westerhoff, A M Whitehead, J Wiechula, J Wikne, G Wilk, J Wilkinson, G A Willems, M C S Williams, B Windelband, M Winn, S Yalcin, P Yang, S Yano, Z Yin, H Yokoyama, I-K Yoo, J H Yoon, V Yurchenko, A Zaborowska, V Zaccolo, A Zaman, C Zampolli, H J C Zanoli, S Zaporozhets, N Zardoshti, A Zarochentsev, P Závada, N Zaviyalov, H Zbroszczyk, I S Zgura, M Zhalov, H Zhang, X Zhang, Y Zhang, C Zhang, Z Zhang, C Zhao, N Zhigareva, D Zhou, Y Zhou, Z Zhou, H Zhu, J Zhu, A Zichichi, A Zimmermann, M B Zimmermann, G Zinovjev, M Zyzak
The azimuthal correlations of D mesons with charged particles were measured with the ALICE apparatus in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] and p-Pb collisions at [Formula: see text] at the Large Hadron Collider. [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text], and [Formula: see text] mesons and their charge conjugates with transverse momentum [Formula: see text] and rapidity in the nucleon-nucleon centre-of-mass system [Formula: see text] (pp collisions) and [Formula: see text] (p-Pb collisions) were correlated to charged particles with [Formula: see text]...
2017: European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514306/unusual-case-of-rapid-growing-intraabdominal-abscess-caused-by-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-after-laparoscopic-appendectomy-due-to-perforated-appendicitis-a-case-report
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Dae Ro Lim, Jung Cheol Kuk, Taehyung Kim, Eung Jin Shin
INTRODUCTION: An intraabdominal abscess due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S maltophilia) infection is a very rare clinical manifestation. S maltophilia is a glucose nonfermentative, aerobic, gram-negative, mobile, and biofilm-forming bacterium. It is an opportunistic pathogen and uncommon cause of infection. Respiratory tract infections (pneumonia) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia) are the most common clinical manifestations of S maltophilia infection. CONCLUSIONS: This case report describes an unusual case of a rapidly growing, extremely large intraabdominal abscess (within 1 week during antibiotic therapy), which was detected 2 weeks after a laparoscopic appendectomy was performed for perforated appendicitis and was caused by multidrug-resistant S maltophilia infection...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507519/vasorelaxing-action-of-the-kynurenine-metabolite-xanthurenic-acid-the-missing-link-in-endotoxin-induced-hypotension
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Francesco Fazio, Albino Carrizzo, Luana Lionetto, Antonio Damato, Luca Capocci, Mariateresa Ambrosio, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Michele Madonna, Maurizio Simmaco, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Carmine Vecchione
The kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism is activated by pro-inflammatory cytokines. L-kynurenine, an upstream metabolite of the pathway, acts as a putative endothelium-derived relaxing factor, and has been hypothesized to play a causative role in the pathophysiology of inflammation-induced hypotension. Here, we show that xanthurenic acid (XA), the transamination product of 3-hydroxykynurenine, is more efficacious than L-kynurenine in causing relaxation of a resistance artery, but fails to relax pre-contracted aortic rings...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507036/medial-prefrontal-cortex-and-dorsomedial-striatum-are-necessary-for-the-trial-unique-delayed-nonmatching-to-location-tunl-task-in-rats-role-of-nmda-receptors
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Don A Davies, Jessica L Hurtubise, Quentin Greba, John G Howland
The trial-unique, delayed nonmatching-to-location (TUNL) task is a recently developed behavioral task that measures spatial working memory and a form of pattern separation in touchscreen-equipped operant conditioning chambers. Limited information exists regarding the neurotransmitters and neural substrates involved in the task. The present experiments tested the effects of systemic and intracranial injections of NMDA receptor antagonists on the TUNL task. After training, male Long Evans rats systemically injected with the competitive NMDA receptor antagonist CPP (10 mg/kg) had impaired accuracy regardless of the degree of stimuli separation or length of delay between the sample and test phases...
June 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504757/absolute-frequency-measurements-of-chf-sub-3-sub-doppler-free-ro-vibrational-transitions-at-8-6%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m
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Alessio Gambetta, Edoardo Vicentini, Yuchen Wang, Nicola Coluccelli, Eugenio Fasci, Livio Gianfrani, Antonio Castrillo, Valentina Di Sarno, Luigi Santamaria, Pasquale Maddaloni, Paolo De Natale, Paolo Laporta, Gianluca Galzerano
We report on absolute measurements of saturated-absorption line-center frequencies of room-temperature trifluoromethane using a quantum cascade laser at 8.6 μm and the frequency modulation spectroscopy method. Absolute calibration of the laser frequency is obtained by direct comparison with a mid-infrared optical frequency comb synthesizer referenced to a radio-frequency Rb standard. Several sub-Doppler transitions falling in the υ<sub>5</sub> vibrational band are investigated at around 1158.9  cm<sup>-1</sup> with a fractional frequency precision of 8...
May 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501799/high-maternal-expression-of-siglec1-on-monocytes-as-a-surrogate-marker-of-a-type-i-interferon-signature-is-a-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-autoimmune-congenital-heart-block
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Anna R Lisney, Franziska Szelinski, Karin Reiter, Gerd R Burmester, Thomas Rose, Thomas Dörner
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune congenital heart block (CHB) is associated with placental transcytosis of maternal autoantibodies directed against Ro/SS-A and La/SS-B. However, only about 2% of children born to mothers with the respective antibodies are affected, indicating that further risk factors exist, which are not yet fully understood. In this study, we investigated whether a maternal type I interferon (IFN) signature represents a risk factor for the development of CHB. METHODS: Blood samples, clinical data and serological parameters from 9 women with CHB pregnancies, 14 pregnant women with antibodies against Ro/SS-A but without a CHB complication and another 30 healthy pregnant women as controls were studied...
May 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501494/focused-microwave-irradiation-assisted-immunohistochemistry-to-study-effects-of-ketamine-on-phospho-erk-expression-in-the-mouse-brain
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Alda Fernandes, Yu-Wen Li
Ketamine produces rapid and long-lasting antidepressant effects in depressive patients. Preclinical studies demonstrate that ketamine stimulates AMPA receptor transmission and activates BDNF/TrkB-Akt/ERK-mTOR signaling cascades, leading to a sustained increase in synaptic protein synthesis and strengthening of synaptic plasticity, a potential mechanism underlying the antidepressant effects. The purpose of this study was to develop an immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay to map the distribution of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylation in the mouse brain in response to systemic ketamine treatment...
May 10, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500765/developing-bayesian-networks-from-a-dependency-layered-ontology-a-proof-of-concept-in-radiation-oncology
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Alan M Kalet, Jason N Doctor, John H Gennari, Mark H Phillips
PURPOSE: Bayesian networks (BNs) are graphical representations of probabilistic knowledge that offer normative reasoning under uncertainty and are well suited for use in medical domains. Traditional knowledge-based network development of BN topology requires that modeling experts establish relevant dependency links between domain concepts by searching and translating published literature, querying domain experts, or applying machine learning algorithms on data. For initial development these methods are time-intensive and this cost hinders the growth of BN applications in medical decision making...
May 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496122/structural-insights-into-a-20-8-kda-tegumental-allergen-like-tal-protein-from-clonorchis-sinensis
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Chang Hwa Jo, Jonghyeon Son, Sulhee Kim, Takashi Oda, Jaehoon Kim, Myoung-Ro Lee, Mamoru Sato, Hyun Tae Kim, Satoru Unzai, Sam-Yong Park, Kwang Yeon Hwang
Survival of Clonorchis sinensis, a cause of human clonorchiasis, requires tegument proteins, which are localized to the tegumental outer surface membrane. These proteins play an important role in a host response and parasite survival. Thus, these proteins are interesting molecular targets for vaccine and drug development. Here, we have determined two crystal structures of the calmodulin like domain (amino acid [aa] positions 1-81) and dynein light chain (DLC)-like domain (aa 83-177) of a 20.8-kDa tegumental-allergen-like protein from Clonorchis sinensis (CsTAL3)...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494536/clinical-significance-of-discordance-between-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-and-recist-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#18
In-Ho Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Ji Hyun Yang, Joon Won Jeong, Sangmi Ro, Seong Taek Oh, Jun-Gi Kim, Moon Hyung Choi, Myung Ah Lee
Purpose: To investigate the prognostic implications of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels that are inconsistent with RECIST responses in metastatic colorectal cancer patients. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 360 patients with at least one measurable lesion who received first-line palliative chemotherapy. CEA-response was defined as CEA-complete response (CR; CEA normalization), CEA-partial response (PR; ≥50% decrease in CEA levels), CEA-progressive disease (PD; ≥50% increase in CEA levels), and CEA-stable disease (SD; non-CR/PR/PD)...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492868/efficacy-of-flecainide-in-the-treatment-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Prince J Kannankeril, Jeremy P Moore, Marina Cerrone, Silvia G Priori, Naomi J Kertesz, Pamela S Ro, Anjan S Batra, Elizabeth S Kaufman, David L Fairbrother, Elizabeth V Saarel, Susan P Etheridge, Ronald J Kanter, Michael P Carboni, Matthew V Dzurik, Darlene Fountain, Heidi Chen, E Wesley Ely, Dan M Roden, Bjorn C Knollmann
Importance: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a potentially lethal genetic arrhythmia syndrome characterized by polymorphic ventricular tachycardia with physical or emotional stress, for which current therapy with β-blockers is incompletely effective. Flecainide acetate directly suppresses sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release-the cellular mechanism responsible for triggering ventricular arrhythmias in CPVT-but has never been assessed prospectively. Objective: To determine whether flecainide dosed to therapeutic levels and added to β-blocker therapy is superior to β-blocker therapy alone for the prevention of exercise-induced arrhythmias in CPVT...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492042/classifying-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-background-gaps-and-difficulties
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Jessica S Haber, Joseph F Merola, Victoria P Werth
To inform our ongoing efforts to develop defining features to be incorporated into a novel set of classification criteria for discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), we conducted a literature review using the Ovid MEDLINE database. A search was performed to identify studies reporting criteria used to distinguish DLE from other cutaneous lupus erythematosus subtypes. We examined which clinical, histopathologic, and serologic features have data to support their use as effective features in distinguishing DLE from other potential disease mimickers and cutaneous lupus subsets...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
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