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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214369/diagnostic-accuracy-of-history-physical-exam-laboratory-tests-and-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-pediatric-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#1
Roshanak Benabbas, Mark Hanna, Jay Shah, Richard Sinert
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency in children. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but challenging due to atypical presentations and the inherent difficulty of obtaining a reliable history and physical examination in younger children. OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of history, physical exam, laboratory tests, Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) and Emergency Department-Point-of-Care Ultrasound (ED-POCUS) in the diagnosis of AA in ED pediatric patients...
February 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214232/new-nitrofurans-amenable-by-isocyanide-multicomponent-chemistry-are-active-against-multidrug-resistant-and-poly-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#2
Mikhail Krasavin, Vladislav Parchinsky, Grigory Kantin, Olga Manicheva, Marine Dogonadze, Tatiana Vinogradova, Bianka Karge, Mark Brönstrup
A set of structurally diverse N-amino δ-lactams decorated with a 5-nitro-2-furyl moiety was synthesized using isocyanide-based multicomponent chemistry and evaluated for antibacterial activity. Three compounds displayed a selective and potent (MIC 22-33μM) inhibition of M. tuberculosis H37Rv strain growth, while other Gram-positive (MRSA and E. faecium) or Gram-negative (E. coli, P. aeruginosa, A. baumannii, K. pneumoniae) pathogens were not affected. The compounds also displayed moderate-low cytotoxicity, as demonstrated in cell line viability assays...
February 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213950/benchmark-performance-of-global-switching-versus-local-switching-for-trajectory-surface-hopping-molecular-dynamic-simulation-cis-trans-azobenzene-photoisomerization
#3
Ling Yue, Le Yu, Chao Xu, Yibo Lei, Yajun Liu, Chaoyuan Zhu
Newly developed global switching algorithm that does not require calculation of nonadiabatic coupling vector reduces computational cost significantly. However, there is a lack of extensive checking its accuracy for this simplest nonadiabatic molecular dynamic method in comparison with conventional Tully's fewest switches. It is very necessary to demonstrate how accurate global switching algorithm is. Extensive comparison between local and global switching on-the-fly trajectory surface hopping molecular dynamics is performed for cis-to-trans (800 sampling trajectories) and trans-to-cis (600 sampling trajectories) azobenzene photoisomerization at the OM2/MRCI level...
February 18, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210647/association-of-quadriceps-strength-and-psychosocial-factors-with-single-leg-hop-performance-in-patients-with-meniscectomy
#4
Chao-Jung Hsu, Steven Z George, Terese L Chmielewski
BACKGROUND: Clinicians use the single-leg hop test to assess readiness for return to sports after knee injury. Few studies have reported the results of single-leg hop testing after meniscectomy. Additionally, the contributions of impairments in quadriceps strength and psychosocial factors to single-leg hop performance are unknown. PURPOSE: To compare single-leg hop performance (distance and landing mechanics) between limbs and to examine the association of single-leg hop performance with quadriceps strength and psychosocial factors in patients with meniscectomy...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208806/orange-pomace-improves-postprandial-glycemic-responses-an-acute-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-trial-in-overweight-men
#5
C-Y Oliver Chen, Helen Rasmussen, Alison Kamil, Peng Du, Jeffrey B Blumberg
Orange pomace (OP), a fiber-rich byproduct of juice production, has the potential for being formulated into a variety of food products. We hypothesized that OP would diminish postprandial glycemic responses to a high carbohydrate/fat breakfast and lunch. We conducted an acute, randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, crossover trial with 34 overweight men who consumed either a 255 g placebo (PLA), a low (35% OP (LOP)), or a high (77% (HOP)) dose OP beverage with breakfast. Blood was collected at 0, 10, 20, 30, and 45 min and at 1, 1...
February 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208637/a-probability-based-algorithm-using-image-sensors-to-track-the-led-in-a-vehicle-visible-light-communication-system
#6
Phat Huynh, Trong-Hop Do, Myungsik Yoo
This paper proposes a probability-based algorithm to track the LED in vehicle visible light communication systems using a camera. In this system, the transmitters are the vehicles' front and rear LED lights. The receivers are high speed cameras that take a series of images of the LEDs. ThedataembeddedinthelightisextractedbyfirstdetectingthepositionoftheLEDsintheseimages. Traditionally, LEDs are detected according to pixel intensity. However, when the vehicle is moving, motion blur occurs in the LED images, making it difficult to detect the LEDs...
February 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208473/non-hermitian-surface-hopping
#7
Xing Gao, Walter Thiel
We present a generalized non-Hermitian equation of motion (nH-EOM) to go beyond standard trajectory surface hopping dynamics. The derivation is based on the Born-Huang expansion of the total wave function and the polar representation of the nuclear factor. The nH-EOM contains two additional terms, a skew symmetry term iΓ with dissipation operator Γ to account for decoherence, and a kinetic-energy renormalization term to account for phase shifts, without destroying the invariance to the choice of representation...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208456/nonequilibrium-steady-states-in-a-closed-inhomogeneous-asymmetric-exclusion-process-with-generic-particle-nonconservation
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Bijoy Daga, Souvik Mondal, Anjan Kumar Chandra, Tirthankar Banerjee, Abhik Basu
We study the totally asymmetric exclusion process (TASEP) on a nonuniform one-dimensional ring consisting of two segments having unequal hopping rates, or defects. We allow weak particle nonconservation via Langmuir kinetics (LK), which are parametrized by generic unequal attachment and detachment rates. For an extended defect, in the thermodynamic limit the system generically displays inhomogeneous density profiles in the steady state-the faster segment is either in a phase with spatially varying density having no density discontinuity, or a phase with a discontinuous density changes...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208361/simple-diffusion-hopping-model-with-convection
#9
Barry W Fitzgerald, Johan T Padding, Rutger van Santen
We present results from a new variant of a diffusion hopping model, the convective diffusive lattice model, to describe the behavior of a particulate flux around bluff obstacles. Particle interactions are constrained to an underlying square lattice where particles are subject to excluded volume conditions. In an extension to previous models, we impose a real continuous velocity field upon the lattice such that particles have an associated velocity vector. We use this velocity field to mediate the position update of the particles through the use of a convective update after which particles also undergo diffusion...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207418/electrical-transport-and-thermoelectric-properties-of-boron-carbide-nanowires
#10
Kazuhiro Kirihara, Masakazu Mukaida, Yoshiki Shimizu
The electrical transport and thermoelectric property of boron carbide nanowires synthesized by a carbothermal method are reported. It is demonstrated that the nanowires achieve a higher Seebeck coefficient and power factor than those of the bulk samples. The conduction mechanism of the nanowires at low temperatures below 300 K is different from that of the sintered-polycrystalline and single-crystal bulk samples. In a temperature range of 200 to 450 K, there is a crossover between electrical conduction by variable-range hopping and phonon-assisted hopping...
February 16, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207241/zero-thermal-expansion-and-semiconducting-properties-in-pbtio3-bi-co-ti-o3-ferroelectric-solid-solutions
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Zhao Pan, Jun Chen, Xingxing Jiang, Zheshuai Lin, Linxing Zhang, Longlong Fan, Yangchun Rong, Lei Hu, Hui Liu, Yang Ren, Xiaojun Kuang, Xianran Xing
Zero thermal expansion (ZTE) behavior is rare but important for both fundamental studies and practical applications of functional materials. Until now, most available ZTE materials are either electrical insulating oxides or conductive metallic compounds. Very few ZTE materials exhibit the semiconductor feature. Here we report a ZTE in a semiconducting ferroelectric of 0.6PbTiO3-0.4Bi(Co0.55Ti0.45)O3-δ. Its unit cell volume exhibits a negligible change over a broad temperature range from room temperature to 500 °C...
February 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204944/photodissociation-of-fono-an-excited-state-nonadiabatic-dynamics-study
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Allaa R Hilal, Rifaat Hilal
The photo dissociation of nitrosyl fluorite, FONO, a potential source of atmospheric fluorine, underlies its active role in ozone depletion and other activities in the troposphere. In the present work, the electronic structure of FONO is revisited at high level of ab initio and density functional theory (DFT) theoretical levels. Several different post SCF methods were used to compute excited states, vertical excitation energies and intensities, namely configuration interaction with single excitations (CIS), equation of motion coupled cluster with single and double excitations (EOM-CCSD), and symmetry adopted cluster configuration interaction (SAC-CI) methods...
March 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202103/deterrent-activity-of-hops-flavonoids-and-their-derivatives-against-stored-product-pests
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J Jackowski, J Popłoński, K Twardowska, J Magiera-Dulewicz, M Hurej, E Huszcza
Five flavonoids from hops, two of their derivatives, along with naringenin used as a model compound, were tested for their antifeedant activity against three coleopteran stored product pests: Sitophilus granarius L., Tribolium confusum Duv. and Trogoderma granarium Everts. The introduction, into the tested flavonoid molecules, of additional structural fragments such as prenyl or dimethylpyran moiety, is proposed to significantly alter the deterrent activity of the compounds. The prenyl moiety in flavonoids increased the deterrent activity of these compounds in all three of the grain feeding species used in the tests...
February 16, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199212/transposon-mediated-directed-mutation-in-bacteria-and-eukaryotes
#14
Milton H Saier, Chika Kukita, Zhongge Zhang
Transposon-mediated "directed" mutations occur at higher frequencies when beneficial than when detrimental and relieve the stress that causes them. The first and best-studied example involves regulation of Insertion Sequence-5 (IS5) insertion into a specific activating site upstream of the glycerol utilization operon in Escherichia coli, glpFK. This event promotes high level expression of the glpFK operon, allowing glycerol utilization in wild type cells under inhibitory conditions. The phosphoenolpyruvate-dependent, sugar transporting, phosphotransferase system (PTS) influences this process by regulating cytoplasmic glycerol-3-phosphate and cyclic AMP concentrations...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198089/a-comprehensive-proteome-map-of-glandular-trichomes-of-hop-humulus-lupulus-l-female-cones-identification-of-biosynthetic-pathways-of-the-major-terpenoid-related-compounds-and-possible-transport-proteins
#15
Antoine Champagne, Marc Boutry
Female flowers of hop (Humulus lupulus) are an essential source of terpenoid-related compounds, which are mainly used as flavoring in the beer brewing process. The compounds involved are bitter acids, terpenophenolics, as well as mono- and sesquiterpenoids. In this work, we analyzed the proteome of purified glandular trichomes (lupulin glands) from female flowers, which produce and accumulate these compounds. An extensive 2D-LC-MS/MS analysis identified 1,015 proteins. Of these, most correspond to housekeeping and primary metabolism-related proteins, albeit predominantly including amino acid and lipid metabolism, which feeds the specialized (secondary) metabolism...
February 15, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195670/a-bunch-like-tertiary-amine-grafted-polysulfone-membrane-for-vrfbs-with-simultaneously-high-proton-conductivity-and-low-vanadium-ion-permeability
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Qinglong Tan, Shanfu Lu, Jiangju Si, Haining Wang, Chunxiao Wu, Xianfeng Li, Yan Xiang
Novel polysulfone membranes with bunch-like tertiary amine groups are synthesized with high ion selectivity and outstanding chemical stability for vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs). The bunch-like tertiary amine groups simultaneously act as an ionic conductor for proton hopping and vanadium ion transport obstacles. The performance of the membrane is tuned via controlling the grafting degree of the chloromethylated polysulfone. The results show that membranes show increasing proton over vanadium ion (σ/p) selectivity with increasing functional tertiary groups...
February 13, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193840/co-chaperone-hsp70-hsp90-organizing-protein-hop-is-required-for-transposon-silencing-and-pirna-biogenesis
#17
Joseph A Karam, Rasesh Y Parikh, Dhananjaya Nayak, David Rosenkranz, Vamsi K Gangaraju
piRNAs are 26-30nt germ-line specific small non-coding RNAs that have evolutionarily conserved function in mobile genetic element (transposons) silencing and maintenance of genome integrity. Drosophila Hsp70/90 Organizing Protein Homolog (Hop), a co-chaperone, interacts with piRNA binding protein Piwi and mediates silencing of phenotypic variations. However, it is not known if Hop has a direct role in piRNA biogenesis and transposon silencing. Here, we show that knockdown of Hop in the germ-line nurse cells (GLKD) of Drosophila ovaries leads to activation of transposons...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193435/effect-of-harvest-time-on-some-in-vitro-functional-properties-of-hop-polyphenols
#18
Takako Inui, Koharu Okumura, Hiroo Matsui, Takahiro Hosoya, Shigenori Kumazawa
Health benefits of hop polyphenols are well studied. In the present investigation, we examined the antioxidant activity, anti-nitric oxide (NO) production, and anti-adipocyte differentiation of polyphenols extracted from hops (HPP), harvested at different times for over 4years. Saaz hop variety from the Czech Republic was used in the in vitro assays. Twenty-three polyphenols were quantitatively analyzed using Orbitrap liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and their health promoting effects were assayed individually...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193017/single-particle-tracking-of-peptides-modified-nanocargo-on-lipid-membrane-revealing-bulk-mediated-diffusion
#19
Lin Wei, Zhongju Ye, Yueling Xu, Bo Chen, Edward S Yeung, Lehui Xiao
Understanding the detailed diffusion behavior of the nanocargo on lipid membrane can afford deep insight into the surface chemistry controlled translocation mechanism for the rational design of an efficient delivery system. By tracking the diffusion trajectory of transacting activator of transcription (TAT, a cell penetrating peptide) peptides-modified nanocargo on lipid membrane, bulk-mediated (intermittent hopping) diffusion was observed for the first time after a blended modification of TAT peptides and polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecules onto the nanoparticle surface...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192831/training-effects-of-the-fifa-11-and-harmoknee-on-several-neuromuscular-parameters-of-physical-performance-measures
#20
Francisco Ayala, Carlos Pomares-Noguera, Francisco Javier Robles-Palazón, Maria Del Pilar García-Vaquero, Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez, Sergio Hernández-Sánchez, Mark De Ste Croix
The main purpose of this study was to analyse the training effects of the FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee on several parameters of physical performance measures in youth amateur football players. 41 adolescent players were randomised within each team into 2 groups (team 1: control vs. FIFA 11+; team 2: control vs. Harmoknee). The FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee groups performed the program 3 times a week for 4 weeks; the control groups completed their usual warm-up routines. 13 physical performance measures (joint range of motion, dynamic postural control, single legged hop limb symmetry, sprint time, jumping height and agility) were assessed...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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