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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434945/prognostic-biomarker-identification-through-integrating-the-gene-signatures-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-properties
#1
Jialin Cai, Bin Li, Yan Zhu, Xuqian Fang, Mingyu Zhu, Mingjie Wang, Shupeng Liu, Xiaoqing Jiang, Jianming Zheng, XinXin Zhang, Peizhan Chen
Many molecular classification and prognostic gene signatures for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients have been established based on genome-wide gene expression profiling; however, their generalizability is unclear. Herein, we systematically assessed the prognostic effects of these gene signatures and identified valuable prognostic biomarkers by integrating these gene signatures. With two independent HCC datasets (GSE14520, N=242 and GSE54236, N=78), 30 published gene signatures were evaluated, and 11 were significantly associated with the overall survival (OS) of postoperative HCC patients in both datasets...
April 12, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433016/first-principles-c-band-absorption-spectra-of-so2-and-its-isotopologues
#2
Bin Jiang, Praveen Kumar, Jacek Kłos, Millard H Alexander, Bill Poirier, Hua Guo
The low-energy wing of the C∼B21←X∼(1)A1 absorption spectra for SO2 in the ultraviolet region is computed for the 32S,(33)S,(34)S and (36)S isotopes, using the recently developed ab initio potential energy surfaces (PESs) of the two electronic states and the corresponding transition dipole surface. The state-resolved absorption spectra from various ro-vibrational states of SO2(X∼(1)A1) are computed. When contributions of these excited ro-vibrational states are included, the thermally averaged spectra are broadened but maintain their key characters...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432791/immediate-versus-delayed-postpartum-insertion-of-contraceptive-implant-for-contraception
#3
REVIEW
Jen Sothornwit, Yuthapong Werawatakul, Srinaree Kaewrudee, Pisake Lumbiganon, Malinee Laopaiboon
BACKGROUND: The spacing of pregnancies has a positive impact on maternal and newborn health. The progestin contraceptive implant, which is a long-acting, reversible method of contraception, has a well-established low failure rate that is compatible with tubal sterilization. The standard provision of contraceptive methods on the first postpartum visit may put some women at risk of unintended pregnancy, either due to loss to follow-up or having sexual intercourse prior to receiving contraception...
April 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432627/inorganic-fouling-control-in-reverse-osmosis-wastewater-reclamation-by-purging-carbon-dioxide
#4
Muhammad Kashif Shahid, Minsu Pyo, Young-Gyun Choi
Inorganic fouling on the membrane surface is one of the major prevalent issues affecting the performance and cost of reverse osmosis system. Chemical dosage is a widely adopted method for the inhibition of inorganic scale on the membrane surface. In this study, CO2 was used to control inorganic scale formation on surface of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane in wastewater reclamation. The pH of influent could be lowered by purging CO2. It caused an increase in solubility of inorganic salts in water resulting in discharge of principle ions in concentrate stream...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431351/role-of-membrane-fouling-substances-on-the-rejection-of-n-nitrosamines-by-reverse-osmosis
#5
Takahiro Fujioka, Hitoshi Kodamatani, Hidenobu Aizawa, Stephen Gray, Kenneth P Ishida, Long D Nghiem
The impact of fouling substances on the rejection of four N-nitrosamines by a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane was evaluated by characterizing individual organic fractions in a secondary wastewater effluent and deploying a novel high-performance liquid chromatography-photochemical reaction-chemiluminescence (HPLC-PR-CL) analytical technique. The HPLC-PR-CL analytical technique allowed for a systematic examination of the correlation between the fouling level and the permeation of N-nitrosamines in the secondary wastewater effluent and synthetic wastewaters through an RO membrane...
April 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430175/carfilzomib-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-vs-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-in-relapsed-multiple-myeloma-by-previous-treatment
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M A Dimopoulos, A K Stewart, T Masszi, I Špička, A Oriol, R Hájek, L Rosiñol, D Siegel, G G Mihaylov, V Goranova-Marinova, P Rajnics, A Suvorov, R Niesvizky, A Jakubowiak, J San-Miguel, H Ludwig, S Ro, S Aggarwal, P Moreau, A Palumbo
Carfilzomib, a proteasome inhibitor, is approved as monotherapy and in combination with dexamethasone or lenalidomide-dexamethasone (Rd) for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. The approval of carfilzomib-lenalidomide-dexamethasone (KRd) was based on results from the randomized, phase 3 study ASPIRE (NCT01080391), which showed KRd significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) vs Rd (median 26.3 vs 17.6 months; hazard ratio (HR)=0.690; P=0.0001). This subgroup analysis of ASPIRE evaluated KRd vs Rd by number of previous lines of therapy and previous exposure to bortezomib, thalidomide or lenalidomide...
April 21, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428067/targeting-and-synergistic-action-of-an-antifungal-peptide-in-an-antibiotic-drug-delivery-system
#7
Seong-Cheol Park, Young-Min Kim, Jong-Kook Lee, Nam-Hong Kim, Eun-Ji Kim, Hun Heo, Min-Young Lee, Jung Ro Lee, Mi-Kyeong Jang
Amphotericin B (AmB) has been widely used against fungal infections throughout almost the entire body, including the skin, nails, oral cavity, respiratory tract, and urinary tract. However, the development of AmB-loaded nanoparticles demands a novel technique that reduces its toxicity and other associated problems. Here, we developed a pH-responsive and redox-sensitive polymer-based AmB-delivery carrier system. In particular, this system was functionalized by conjugation with the antifungal peptide histatin 5, which acts both as a targeting ligand and a synergistic antifungal molecule against Candida albicans, a major systemic fungal pathogen of humans...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427881/association-of-time-from-arrest-to-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#8
Joo Jeong, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Ki Ok Ahn
BACKGROUND: Timely post-resuscitation coronary reperfusion therapy is recommended; however, the timing of immediate coronary reperfusion for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has not been established. We studied the effect of the time interval from arrest to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on resuscitated OHCA patients. METHODS: All witnessed OHCA patients with a presumed cardiac etiology received successful PCI at hospitals between 2013 and 2015, excluding cases with unknown information regarding the time from arrest to PCI and survival outcomes...
April 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426719/transcriptome-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-reveals-unique-and-selective-gene-signatures
#9
Moon Young Lee, Se Eun Ha, Chanjae Park, Paul J Park, Robert Fuchs, Lai Wei, Brian G Jorgensen, Doug Redelman, Sean M Ward, Kenton M Sanders, Seungil Ro
Transcriptome-scale data can reveal essential clues into understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms behind specific cellular functions and biological processes. Transcriptomics is a continually growing field of research utilized in biomarker discovery. The transcriptomic profile of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), which serve as slow-wave electrical pacemakers for gastrointestinal (GI) smooth muscle, has yet to be uncovered. Using copGFP-labeled ICC mice and flow cytometry, we isolated ICC populations from the murine small intestine and colon and obtained their transcriptomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425946/robot-beacon-distributed-range-only-slam-for-resource-constrained-operation
#10
Arturo Torres-González, Jose Ramiro Martínez-de Dios, Anibal Ollero
This work deals with robot-sensor network cooperation where sensor nodes (beacons) are used as landmarks for Range-Only (RO) Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). Most existing RO-SLAM techniques consider beacons as passive devices disregarding the sensing, computational and communication capabilities with which they are actually endowed. SLAM is a resource-demanding task. Besides the technological constraints of the robot and beacons, many applications impose further resource consumption limitations...
April 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424927/development-of-new-extra-glandular-manifestations-or-associated-auto-immune-diseases-after-establishing-the-diagnosis-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-long-term-study-of-the-antonius-nieuwegein-sj%C3%A3-gren-ans-cohort
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E J Ter Borg, J C Kelder
To investigate in a long-term study, the development of new extra-glandular manifestations (EGM) or associated auto-immune diseases (AID) from 1 year after establishing the diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). The primary goal was to examine the frequency and type of these manifestations and to find out which demographic, clinical and serological profile was most at risk. All outpatients diagnosed with primary Sjögren's syndrome were included in a retrospective study, with at least one check-up per year, from June 1991 until August 2015...
April 19, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419144/stepwise-inhibition-of-t-cell-recruitment-at-post-capillary-venules-by-orally-active-desulfated-heparins-in-inflammatory-arthritis
#12
Hasan Al Faruque, Jin Hee Kang, Seung Rim Hwang, Shijin Sung, Md Mahmudul Alam, Keum Hee Sa, Eon Jeong Nam, Young Ro Byun, Young Mo Kang
Identification of the structure-function relationship of heparin, particularly between 2-O-, 6-O-, and N-sulfation and its anticoagulant or anti-inflammatory activities, is critical in order to evaluate the biological effects of heparin, especially in conjunction with modifications for oral formulation. In this study, we demonstrated that removal of 2-O, 6-O, or N-desulfation and their hydrophobic modifications have differential effects on the blocking of interactions between sLeX and P-and L-selectins, with highest inhibition by 6-O desulfation, which was consistent with their in vivo therapeutic efficacies on CIA mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418590/control-of-biofouling-by-xanthine-oxidase-on-seawater-reverse-osmosis-membranes-from-a-desalination-plant-enzyme-production-and-screening-of-bacterial-isolates-from-the-full-scale-plant
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Veena Nagaraj, Lucy Skillman, Dan Li, Zhangwang Xie, Goen Ho
Control of biofouling on seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes is a major challenge as treatments can be expensive, damage the membrane material and often biocides do not remove the polymers in which bacteria are embedded. Biological control has been largely ignored for biofouling control. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of xanthine oxidase enzyme against complex fouling communities and then identify naturally occurring bacterial strains that produce the free radical generating enzyme...
April 18, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416659/deubiquitinase-yod1-potentiates-yap-taz-activities-through-enhancing-itch-stability
#14
Youngeun Kim, Wantae Kim, Yonghee Song, Jeong-Rae Kim, Kyungjoo Cho, Hyuk Moon, Simon Weonsang Ro, Eunjeong Seo, Yeon-Mi Ryu, Seung-Jae Myung, Eek-Hoon Jho
Hippo signaling controls the expression of genes regulating cell proliferation and survival and organ size. The regulation of core components in the Hippo pathway by phosphorylation has been extensively investigated, but the roles of ubiquitination-deubiquitination processes are largely unknown. To identify deubiquitinase(s) that regulates Hippo signaling, we performed unbiased siRNA screening and found that YOD1 controls biological responses mediated by YAP/TAZ. Mechanistically, YOD1 deubiquitinates ITCH, an E3 ligase of LATS, and enhances the stability of ITCH, which leads to reduced levels of LATS and a subsequent increase in the YAP/TAZ level...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416326/reply-to-comment-on-combination-of-cupric-ion-with-hydroxylamine-and-hydrogen-peroxide-for-the-control-of-bacterial-biofilms-on-ro-membranes-by-hye-jin-lee-hyung-eun-kim-changha-lee-water-research-110-2017-83-90
#15
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409440/repair-of-primary-and-incisional-hernias-using-composite-mesh-fixed-with-absorbable-tackers-preliminary-experience-of-a-laparoscopic-approach-with-a-newly-designed-mesh-in-29-cases
#16
Ferdinando Agresta, Alice Marzetti, Silvia Vigna, Daniela Prando, Raffaele Porfidia, Salomone Di Saverio
Outcome of primary and incisional hernia repair is still affected by clinical complications in terms of recurrences, pain and discomfort. Factors like surgical approach, prosthesis characteristics and method of fixation might influence the outcome. We evaluated in a prospective observational study a cohort population which underwent primary and incisional laparoscopic hernia repair, with the use of a composite mesh in polypropylene fixed with absorbable devices. We focused on assessing the feasibility and safety of these procedures; they were always performed by an experienced laparoscopic surgeon, analyzing data from our patients through the EuraHS registry...
April 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406468/foulant-analysis-of-three-ro-membranes-used-in-treating-simulated-brackish-water-of-the-iraqi-marshes
#17
Dawood Eisa Sachit, John N Veenstra
In this work, three different types of Reverse Osmosis (RO) (Thin-Film Composite (SE), Cellulose Acetate (CE), and Polyamide (AD)) were used to perform foulant analysis (autopsy) study on the deposited materials from three different simulated brackish surface feed waters. The brackish surface water qualities represented the water quality in Iraqi marshes. The main foulants from the simulated feed waters were characterized by using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDXS) spectra...
April 13, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406103/remote-online-case-based-learning-a-comparison-of-remote-online-and-face-to-face-case-based-learning-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Peter Nicklen, Jenny L Keating, Sophie Paynter, Michael Storr, Stephen Maloney
BACKGROUND: Case-based learning (CBL) is an educational approach where students work in small, collaborative groups to solve problems. Computer assisted learning (CAL) is the implementation of computer technology in education. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a remote-online CBL (RO-CBL) with traditional face-to-face CBL on learning the outcomes of undergraduate physiotherapy students. METHODS: Participants were randomized to either the control (face-to-face CBL) or to the CAL intervention (RO-CBL)...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405378/a-unified-model-of-the-standard-genetic-code
#19
Marco V José, Gabriel S Zamudio, Eberto R Morgado
The Rodin-Ohno (RO) and the Delarue models divide the table of the genetic code into two classes of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRSs I and II) with recognition from the minor or major groove sides of the tRNA acceptor stem, respectively. These models are asymmetric but they are biologically meaningful. On the other hand, the standard genetic code (SGC) can be derived from the primeval RNY code (R stands for purines, Y for pyrimidines and N any of them). In this work, the RO-model is derived by means of group actions, namely, symmetries represented by automorphisms, assuming that the SGC originated from a primeval RNY code...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405154/breast-cancer-metastasizing-to-the-stomach-mimicking-primary-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
#20
Kwangil Yim, Sang Mi Ro, Jieun Lee
Breast cancer with stomach metastasis rare with an incidence of 1% or less among metastatic breast cancer patients. We experienced a case of breast cancer metastasizing to the stomach in 65-year-old female patient. She experienced dyspepsia and poor oral intake before visiting the clinic. Diffuse infiltration with nodular mucosal thickening of the stomach wall was observed, suggesting advanced gastric cancer based on gross endoscopic finding. Spread of poorly cohesive tumor cells in the gastric mucosa observed upon hematoxylin and eosin stain resembled signet ring cell carcinoma, but diffuse positive staining for GATA3 in immunohistochemical stain allowed for a conclusive diagnosis of breast cancer metastasizing to the stomach...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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