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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817081/multiphysics-simulation-of-low-amplitude-acoustic-wave-detection-by-piezoelectric-wafer-active-sensors-validated-by-in-situ-ae-fatigue-experiment
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Md Yeasin Bhuiyan, Victor Giurgiutiu
Piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS) are commonly used for detecting Lamb waves for structural health monitoring application. However, in most applications of active sensing, the signals are of high-amplitude and easy to detect. In this article, we have shown a new avenue of using the PWAS transducer for detecting the low-amplitude fatigue-crack related acoustic emission (AE) signals. Multiphysics finite element (FE) simulations were performed with two PWAS transducers bonded to the structure. Various configurations of the sensors were studied by using the simulations...
August 17, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816308/ln-iii-complexes-ln-eu-gd-tb-dy-with-a-chiral-ligand-containing-1-10-phenanthroline-and-menthol-fragments-synthesis-structure-magnetic-properties-and-photoluminescence
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Stanislav V Larionov, Yuliya A Bryleva, Ludmila A Glinskaya, Victor F Plyusnin, Arkady S Kupryakov, Alexander M Agafontsev, Alexey V Tkachev, Artem S Bogomyakov, Dmitry A Piryazev, Ilya V Korolkov
A series of lanthanide(iii) complexes based on the new chiral ligand L, which contains 1,10-phenanthroline and (-)-menthol fragments, namely [LnL2(NO3)3] (Ln = Eu (1), Gd (2), Tb (3), Dy (4)), have been synthesized and structurally characterized. Complexes 1-4 are isostructural and crystallize in the non-centrosymmetric space group P41212. The mononuclear complexes comprise a 10-coordinate Ln(3+) ion with two bidentate N,N-donor ligands (L) and three bidentate chelating nitrate groups. The magnetic properties of complexes 1-4 are determined mainly by the Ln(3+) ions...
August 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816057/mitochondrial-complex-i-reversible-s-nitrosation-improves-bioenergetics-and-is-protective-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Chiara Milanese, Victor Tapias, Sylvia Gabriels, Silvia Cerri, Giovanna Levandis, Fabio Blandini, Maria Tresini, Sruti Shiva, J Timothy Greenamyre, Mark T Gladwin, Pier G Mastroberardino
AIMS: The present study was designed to explore the neuroprotective potential of inorganic nitrite as a new therapeutic avenue in Parkinson's disease (PD). RESULTS: Administration of inorganic nitrite ameliorates neuropathology in phylogenetically distinct animal models of PD. Beneficial effects are not confined to prophylactic treatment and occur also if nitrite is administered when the pathogenic cascade is already active. Mechanistically, the effect is mediated by both complex I S-nitrosation, which under nitrite administration is favored over formation of other forms of oxidation, and as well as down-stream activation of the antioxidant Nrf2 pathway...
August 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815885/novel-landscape-of-hla-g-isoforms-expressed-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Diana Tronik-Le Roux, Julie Renard, Jérôme Vérine, Victor Renault, Emmanuel Tubacher, Joel LeMaoult, Nathalie Rouas-Freiss, Jean-François Deleuze, François Desgrandschamps, Edgardo D Carosella
Immune-checkpoints are powerful inhibitory molecules that promote tumor survival. Their blockade is now recognized as providing effective therapeutic benefit against cancer. HLA-G, a recently identified immune checkpoint, has been detected in many types of primary tumors and metastases, in malignant effusions as well as on tumor-infiltrating cells, particularly in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Here, in order to define a possible anti-cancer therapy, we used a molecular approach based on an unbiased strategy that combines transcriptome determination and immunohistochemical labeling, to analyze in-depth, the HLA-G isoforms expressed in these tumors...
August 16, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815799/characterization-of-opioid-use-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Jin Han, Jifang Zhou, Santosh L Saraf, Victor R Gordeuk, Gregory S Calip
PURPOSE: Opioid analgesics are commonly used to treat vaso-occlusive pain episodes in sickle cell disease (SCD), but comprehensive evidence characterizing opioid use in this patient population is limited. Our objective was to characterize opioid use patterns among SCD patients using a large nationwide database. METHODS: A large, US medical claims database was utilized to identify a cohort of 3882 SCD patients, and characteristics of opioid use were analyzed. Clinical variables including age, gender, medication use, health care utilization, and medical history were evaluated for correlations with opioid use...
August 16, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814893/presentation-and-outcomes-of-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Kuan-Chin Jean Chen, Michelle Klingel, Shelley McLeod, Sean Mindra, Victor K Ng
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are aggressive infections associated with significant morbidity, including amputation and organ failure, and high mortality. The rapid progression and significant risk of morbidity and mortality associated with NSTIs makes quick diagnosis and treatment critical. The objective of this study was to determine the presentation of patients diagnosed with NSTIs and their in-hospital outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of adult (>17 years) patients with a discharge diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis at London Health Sciences Centre (annual census 125,000) over a 5-year period (April 2008-March 2013)...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814785/comparison-between-spectral-analysis-and-symbolic-dynamics-for-heart-rate-variability-analysis-in-the-rat
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Luiz Eduardo Virgilio Silva, Victor Rezende Geraldini, Bianca Potratz de Oliveira, Carlos Alberto Aguiar Silva, Alberto Porta, Rubens Fazan
Spectral analysis of heart rate (HR) has been widely used to assess the autonomic cardiovascular control. A nonlinear approach, known as symbolic analysis, has been reported to be very useful to assess the autonomic control of cardiovascular system in humans, but very few studies reported on the differences between these two approaches on experimental models. Two distinct approaches were used to elicit autonomic changes in conscious Wistar rats: (1) pharmacological blockade of cardiac autonomic receptors with atenolol (ATE, N = 9) or methylatropine (ATR, N = 9) and (2) mild changes in arterial pressure (AP) induced by phenylephrine (PHE, N = 9) or sodium nitroprusside (NPS, N = 9)...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814780/adaptive-simulations-towards-interactive-protein-ligand-modeling
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Daniel Lecina, Joan F Gilabert, Victor Guallar
Modeling the dynamic nature of protein-ligand binding with atomistic simulations is one of the main challenges in computational biophysics, with important implications in the drug design process. Although in the past few years hardware and software advances have significantly revamped the use of molecular simulations, we still lack a fast and accurate ab initio description of the binding mechanism in complex systems, available only for up-to-date techniques and requiring several hours or days of heavy computation...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814544/direct-detection-of-early-stage-cancers-using-circulating-tumor-dna
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Jillian Phallen, Mark Sausen, Vilmos Adleff, Alessandro Leal, Carolyn Hruban, James White, Valsamo Anagnostou, Jacob Fiksel, Stephen Cristiano, Eniko Papp, Savannah Speir, Thomas Reinert, Mai-Britt Worm Orntoft, Brian D Woodward, Derek Murphy, Sonya Parpart-Li, David Riley, Monica Nesselbush, Naomi Sengamalay, Andrew Georgiadis, Qing Kay Li, Mogens Rørbæk Madsen, Frank Viborg Mortensen, Joost Huiskens, Cornelis Punt, Nicole van Grieken, Remond Fijneman, Gerrit Meijer, Hatim Husain, Robert B Scharpf, Luis A Diaz, Siân Jones, Sam Angiuoli, Torben Ørntoft, Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Claus Lindbjerg Andersen, Victor E Velculescu
Early detection and intervention are likely to be the most effective means for reducing morbidity and mortality of human cancer. However, development of methods for noninvasive detection of early-stage tumors has remained a challenge. We have developed an approach called targeted error correction sequencing (TEC-Seq) that allows ultrasensitive direct evaluation of sequence changes in circulating cell-free DNA using massively parallel sequencing. We have used this approach to examine 58 cancer-related genes encompassing 81 kb...
August 16, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814370/unusual-case-of-graphite-tattoo-in-a-pediatric-patient-clinical-presentation-and-differential-diagnosis
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Paulo de Camargo Moraes, Victor Angelo Martins Montalli, José Luiz Cintra Junqueira, Francine Kühl Panzarella, Luciana Butini Oliveira
Graphite tattoo, a rare finding in children, is characterized by a localized blue-grey macule of variable sizes and shapes. Intraoral graphite implantation may cause this pigmentation through accidental injury with a graphite pencil. The purpose of this paper is to report an unusual case of graphite tattoo involving the anterior palate region in a seven-year-old girl. A diagnosis was made based on clinical and radiographic examinations and histopathology features. This report also highlights the importance of differential diagnosis and management of oral benign and malignant pigmented lesions in children...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814178/hematologic-biochemical-and-endocrine-parameters-in-horses-with-tooth-resorption-and-hypercementosis
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Edward T Earley, Jennifer R Rawlinson, Robert M Baratt, Stephen S Galloway, Rebecca C Smedley, Janet M Scarlett, Kent R Refsal, Allison R Dotzel, Victor S Cox, Gillian A Perkins
BACKGROUND: Equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a frequently diagnosed condition in adult horses. The underlying etiology is still unknown. Hematologic, biochemical, and endocrine values have not been reported in EOTRH-affected horses. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the study was to describe the hematologic, biochemical, and endocrine parameters in horses with EOTRH. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study of client-owned animals with EOTRH...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814046/adaptive-control-of-an-actuated-ankle-foot-orthosis
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Victor Arnez-Paniagua, Hala Rifai, Yacine Amirat, Samer Mohammed
This paper deals with the control of an active ankle foot orthosis (AAFO) to assist the gait of paretic patients. The AAFO system is driven by both, the residual human torque delivered by the muscles spanning the ankle joint and the AAFO's actuator's torque. A projection-based model reference adaptive control is proposed to assist dorsiflexion and plantar-flexion of the ankle joint during daily living walking activities. Unlike most classical model-based controllers, the proposed one does not require any prior estimation of the system's (foot-AAFO) parameters...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813790/position-and-torque-control-via-rehabilitation-robot-and-functional-electrical-stimulation
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Christian A Cousin, Courtney A Rouse, Victor H Duenas, Warren E Dixon
Two common rehabilitation therapies for individuals possessing neurological conditions are functional electrical stimulation (FES) and robotic assistance. This paper focuses on combining the two rehabilitation strategies for use on the biceps brachii muscle group. FES is used to elicit muscle contractions to actuate the forearm and a rehabilitation robot is used to challenge the muscle group in its efforts. Two controllers were developed and implemented to accomplish the multifaceted objective, both of which achieve global exponential stability for position and torque tracking as proven through a Lyapunov stability analysis...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813775/so-you-want-to-be-a-reviewer
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H Bruce Vogt, Victor C Huber, Keith A Hansen
Peer review is a process for evaluating the quality of "work" of a scientist or professional as judged by others in the same or related field. In the context of the biomedical and health sciences, it primarily pertains to review of manuscripts submitted to journals for consideration of publication, abstracts for proposed presentations at professional meetings, and competitive research grant applications. Serving as a reviewer is a scholarly pursuit and a worthwhile endeavor, assuming it is approached in a conscientious, responsible manner...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813597/synthesis-of-4-azido-n-acetylhexosamine-uridine-diphosphate-donors-clickable-glycosaminoglycans
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Xing Zhang, Dixy E Green, Victor L Schultz, Lei Lin, Xiaorui Han, Ruitong Wang, Alexander Yaksic, So Young Kim, Paul L DeAngelis, Robert J Linhardt
Unnatural chemically modified, nucleotide sugars, UDP-4-N3-GlcNAc and UDP-4-N3-GalNAc were synthesized for the first time. These unnatural UDP-sugar products were then tested for incorporation into hyaluronan, heparosan or chondroitin using polysaccharide synthases. The UDP-4-N3-GlcNAc served as a chain termination substrate for hyaluronan or heparosan synthases; a single analog was added to the non-reducing end of the sugar chain and no subsequent elongation was detected. Compared to chemical method to introduce azido groups into polysaccharides, this enzymatic technique provided a "green" approach to access regioselectively azide-functionalized GAGs, which would bring better control of the final structure and composition of these macromolecules...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813562/polygenic-scores-for-major-depressive-disorder-and-risk-of-alcohol-dependence
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Allan M Andersen, Robert H Pietrzak, Henry R Kranzler, Li Ma, Hang Zhou, Xiaoming Liu, John Kramer, Samuel Kuperman, Howard J Edenberg, John I Nurnberger, John P Rice, Jay A Tischfield, Alison Goate, Tatiana M Foroud, Jacquelyn L Meyers, Bernice Porjesz, Danielle M Dick, Victor Hesselbrock, Eric Boerwinkle, Steven M Southwick, John H Krystal, Myrna M Weissman, Douglas F Levinson, James B Potash, Joel Gelernter, Shizhong Han
Importance: Major depressive disorder (MDD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are heritable disorders with significant public health burdens, and they are frequently comorbid. Common genetic factors that influence the co-occurrence of MDD and AD have been sought in family, twin, and adoption studies, and results to date have been promising but inconclusive. Objective: To examine whether AD and MDD overlap genetically, using a polygenic score approach. Design, Settings, and Participants: Association analyses were conducted between MDD polygenic risk score (PRS) and AD case-control status in European ancestry samples from 4 independent genome-wide association study (GWAS) data sets: the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA); the Study of Addiction, Genetics, and Environment (SAGE); the Yale-Penn genetic study of substance dependence; and the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study (NHRVS)...
August 16, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813425/effectiveness-of-two-distinct-web-based-education-tools-for-bedside-nurses-on-medication-administration-practice-for-venous-thromboembolism-prevention-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Brandyn D Lau, Dauryne L Shaffer, Deborah B Hobson, Gayane Yenokyan, Jiangxia Wang, Elizabeth A Sugar, Joseph K Canner, David Bongiovanni, Peggy S Kraus, Victor O Popoola, Hasan M Shihab, Norma E Farrow, Jonathan K Aboagye, Peter J Pronovost, Michael B Streiff, Elliott R Haut
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common cause of preventable harm in hospitalized patients. While numerous successful interventions have been implemented to improve prescription of VTE prophylaxis, a substantial proportion of doses of prescribed preventive medications are not administered to hospitalized patients. The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of nurse education on medication administration practice. METHODS: This was a double-blinded, cluster randomized trial in 21 medical or surgical floors of 933 nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, an academic medical center, from April 1, 2014 -March 31, 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813151/the-medicinal-and-biological-chemistry-mbc-library-an-efficient-source-on-new-hits
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Víctor Sebastián Pérez, Carlos Roca, Mahendra Awale, Jean-Louis Reymond, Ana Martínez, Carmen Gil, Nuria E Campillo
Identification of new hits is one of the biggest challenges in drug discovery. Creating a library of well-characterized drug-like compounds is a key step in this process. Our group has developed an in-house chemical library called Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (MBC) library. This collection has been successfully used to start several medicinal chemistry programs and developed in an accumulation of more than thirty years of experience in drug design and discovery of new drugs for unmet diseases. It contains over 1,000 compounds, mainly heterocyclic scaffolds...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813102/terpene-esters-from-natural-products-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-cytotoxic-activity
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Mauricio M Victor, Jorge M David, Maria C K Sakukuma, Letícia V Costa-Lotufo, Andrea F Moura, Ana J Araújo
Natural steroids and triterpenes such as b-sitosterol, stigmasterol, lupeol, ursolic and betulinic acids were transformed into its hexanoic and oleic esters, to evaluate the influence of chemical modification towards the cytotoxic activities against tumor cells. The derivatives were evaluated against five tumor cell lines [OVCAR-8 (ovarian carcinoma); SF-295 (glioblastoma); HCT-116 (colon adenocarcinoma); HL-60 (leukemia); and PC-3 (prostate carcinoma)] and the results showed only betulinic acid hexyl ester exhibits cytotoxic potential activity...
August 14, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813077/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-classical-and-new-therapeutic-purposes-and-future-perspectives
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Paulo Victor Sgobbi de Souza, Fernando George Monteiro Naylor, Wladimir Bocca Vieira de Rezende Pinto, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira
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August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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