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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734700/predicting-muscle-forces-during-the-propulsion-phase-of-single-leg-triple-hop-test
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Felipe Costa Alvim, Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli, Luciano Luporini Menegaldo
Functional biomechanical tests allow the assessment of musculoskeletal system impairments in a simple way. Muscle force synergies associated with movement can provide additional information for diagnosis. However, such forces cannot be directly measured noninvasively. This study aims to estimate muscle activations and forces exerted during the preparation phase of the single leg triple hop test. Two different approaches were tested: static optimization (SO) and computed muscle control (CMC). As an indirect validation, model-estimated muscle activations were compared with surface electromyography (EMG) of selected hip and thigh muscles...
July 15, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728763/implementation-of-a-school-nurse-led-intervention-for-children-with-severe-obesity-in-new-york-city-schools
#2
Krista Schroeder, Haomiao Jia, Y Claire Wang, Arlene Smaldone
PURPOSE: The Healthy Options and Physical Activity Program (HOP) is a school nurse-led intervention for children with severe obesity. HOP was developed by experts at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and implemented in New York City schools beginning in 2012. The purpose of this study was to evaluate HOP implementation with the goal of informing HOP refinement and potential future HOP dissemination. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study entailed a retrospective analysis of secondary data...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718283/disordered-linker-in-p53-participates-in-non-specific-binding-to-and-1d-sliding-along-dna-revealed-by-single-molecule-fluorescence-measurements
#3
Dwiky Rendra Graha Subekti, Agato Murata, Yuji Itoh, Satoshi Fukuchi, Hiroto Takahashi, Saori Kanbayashi, Satoshi Takahashi, Kiyoto Kamagata
The tumor suppressor p53 is a multidomain transcription factor that can quickly bind to its target DNA by sliding along the DNA strand. We hypothesized that the intrinsically disordered and positively charged linker of p53 regulates its search dynamics first by directly interacting with DNA and second by modulating hopping of the core domain. To test the two hypotheses, we prepared five variants of p53 in which the length and charge of the linker were modulated. Affinity to and sliding along non-specific DNA of p53 were altered by the charge of the linker, but not by the linker length...
July 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701779/clustering-on-magnesium-surfaces-formation-and-diffusion-energies
#4
Haijian Chu, Hanchen Huang, Jian Wang
The formation and diffusion energies of atomic clusters on Mg surfaces determine the surface roughness and formation of faulted structure, which in turn affect the mechanical deformation of Mg. This paper reports first principles density function theory (DFT) based quantum mechanics calculation results of atomic clustering on the low energy surfaces {0001} and [Formula: see text]. In parallel, molecular statics calculations serve to test the validity of two interatomic potentials and to extend the scope of the DFT studies...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699487/mixed-matrix-method-provides-a-reliable-metabolite-exposure-comparison-for-assessment-of-metabolite-in-safety-testing-mist
#5
Ryan Takahashi, Cyrus Khojasteh, Matthew Wright, Cornelis Hop, Shuguang Ma
The regulatory guidances on metabolites in safety testing (MIST) by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) describe the necessity to assess exposures of circulating metabolites in humans at steady state relative to exposures achieved in nonclinical safety studies prior to the initiation of large scale clinical trials. This comparison can be accomplished by measuring metabolite concentrations in animals and humans with validated bioanalytical methods. However, bioanalysis of metabolites in multiple species and multiple studies is resource intensive and may impact the timelines of clinical studies...
July 10, 2017: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692468/a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-trial-of-distal-pancreatectomy-with-and-without-routine-intraperitoneal-drainage
#6
George Van Buren, Mark Bloomston, Carl R Schmidt, Stephen W Behrman, Nicholas J Zyromski, Chad G Ball, Katherine A Morgan, Steven J Hughes, Paul J Karanicolas, John D Allendorf, Charles M Vollmer, Quan Ly, Kimberly M Brown, Vic Velanovich, Jordan M Winter, Amy L McElhany, Peter Muscarella, Christian Max Schmidt, Michael G House, Elijah Dixon, Mary E Dillhoff, Jose G Trevino, Julie Hallet, Natalie S G Coburn, Attila Nakeeb, Kevin E Behrns, Aaron R Sasson, Eugene P Ceppa, Sherif R Z Abdel-Misih, Taylor S Riall, Eric J Silberfein, Edwin C Ellison, David B Adams, Cary Hsu, Hop S Tran Cao, Somala Mohammed, Nicole Villafañe-Ferriol, Omar Barakat, Nader N Massarweh, Christy Chai, Jose E Mendez-Reyes, Andrew Fang, Eunji Jo, Qianxing Mo, William E Fisher
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that distal pancreatectomy (DP) without intraperitoneal drainage does not affect the frequency of grade 2 or higher grade complications. BACKGROUND: The use of routine intraperitoneal drains during DP is controversial. Prior to this study, no prospective trial focusing on DP without intraperitoneal drainage has been reported. METHODS: Patients undergoing DP for all causes at 14 high-volume pancreas centers were preoperatively randomized to placement of a drain or no drain...
July 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677942/effect-of-fibular-repositioning-taping-in-adult-basketball-players-with-chronic-ankle-instability-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-crossover-trial
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Yanina Alves, Fernando Ribeiro, Anabela G Silva
BACKGROUND: Chronic ankle instability presents a high incidence and prevalence in basketbal players. It's important to develop strategies to reduce the functional and mechanical limitations resulting from this condition. To compare the effect of Mulligan ́s fibular repositioning taping with a placebo taping immediatly after application and after a running test (Yo-Yo IRT). METHODS: 16 adult basketball players (10 male, 6 female) with chronic ankle instability and mean age 21...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675771/kinematic-chain-related-risk-factors-in-the-development-of-lower-extremity-injuries-in-women-a-prospective-study
#8
Ruth Verrelst, Damien Van Tiggelen, Roel De Ridder, Erik Witvrouw
The link between dynamic range of motion (dROM) parameters within the kinematic chain and the development of lower extremity (LE) injury have gained attention, however very few longitudinal studies have been conducted. Therefore, we wanted to prospectively determine dROM related risk factors for the development of LE injury. Within this study, 90 female physical education students aged 19.33±0.87 years were tested. Full-body kinematic and vertical ground reaction force (VGRF) parameters were measured during a triple hop jump (THJ)...
July 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667211/criteria-for-return-to-sport-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-lower-reinjury-risk-cr-stal-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study-in-france
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Alexandre J M Rambaud, Bertrand Semay, Pierre Samozino, Jean-Benoît Morin, Rodolphe Testa, Rémi Philippot, Jérémy Rossi, Pascal Edouard
INTRODUCTION: The decision regarding when to return to sport after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is an important one. Using a variety of subjective and objective parameters, various attempts have been made to determine an optimal timeline for a return to sport after ACLR, but none have been validated.The aim of the present study is therefore to determine which criteria or combination of criteria could allow to return to sport with the lowest possible risk of reinjury...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662177/a-new-approach-for-the-assessment-of-the-toxicity-of-polyphenol-rich-compounds-with-the-use-of-high-content-screening-analysis
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Magdalena Boncler, Jacek Golanski, Magdalena Lukasiak, Malgorzata Redzynia, Jaroslaw Dastych, Cezary Watala
The toxicity of in vitro tested compounds is usually evaluated based on AC50 values calculated from dose-response curves. However, there is a large group of compounds for which a standard four-parametric sigmoid curve fitting may be inappropriate for estimating AC50. In the present study, 22 polyphenol-rich compounds were prioritized from the least to the most toxic based on the total area under and over the dose-response curves (AUOC) in relation to baselines. The studied compounds were ranked across three key cell indicators (mitochondrial membrane potential, cell membrane integrity and nuclear size) in a panel of five cell lines (HepG2, Caco-2, A549, HMEC-1, and 3T3), using a high-content screening (HCS) assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651225/developing-pyridazine-3-carboxamides-to-be-cb2-agonists-the-design-synthesis-structure-activity-relationships-and-docking-studies
#11
Hai-Yan Qian, Zhi-Long Wang, Xiao-Yu Xie, You-Lu Pan, Gang-Jian Li, Xin Xie, Jian-Zhong Chen
Herein, we described the design and synthesis of a series of pyridazine-3-carboxamides to be CB2-selective agonists via a combination of scaffold hopping and bioisosterism strategies. The compounds were subjected to assessment of their potential activities through calcium mobilization assays. Among the tested derivatives, more than half of these compounds exhibited moderate to potent CB2 agonist activity. Six compounds showed EC50 values below 35 nM, and several derivatives also exhibited significantly enhanced potency and high selectivity at the CB2 receptor over the CB1 receptor...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644677/young-athletes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-single-leg-landing-asymmetries-at-the-time-of-return-to-sport-demonstrate-decreased-knee-function-2-years-later
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Matthew P Ithurburn, Mark V Paterno, Kevin R Ford, Timothy E Hewett, Laura C Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Previous work shows that young athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) demonstrate single-leg (SL) landing movement asymmetries at the time of return to sport (RTS); however, the effect of movement asymmetries on longitudinal knee-related function after ACLR has not been examined. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of SL drop-landing movement symmetry at the time of RTS on knee-related function 2 years later in young athletes after ACLR...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627872/xanthohumol-blocks-proliferation-and-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-vitro-and-reduces-neointima-formation-in-vivo
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Rongxia Liu, Elke H Heiss, Daniel Schachner, Baohong Jiang, Wanhui Liu, Johannes M Breuss, Verena M Dirsch, Atanas G Atanasov
Xanthohumol (1) is a principal prenylated chalcone found in hops. The aim of this study was to examine its influence on platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB-triggered vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and migration in vitro and on experimentally induced neointima formation in vivo. Quantification of resazurin conversion indicated that 1 can inhibit PDGF-BB-induced VSMC proliferation concentration-dependently (IC50 = 3.49 μM). Furthermore, in a wound-healing assay 1 potently suppresses PDGF-BB-induced VSMC migration at 15 μM...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623347/updating-the-phylogenetic-dating-of-new-caledonian-biodiversity-with-a-meta-analysis-of-the-available-evidence
#14
Romain Nattier, Roseli Pellens, Tony Robillard, Hervé Jourdan, Frédéric Legendre, Maram Caesar, André Nel, Philippe Grandcolas
For a long time, New Caledonia was considered a continental island, a fragment of Gondwana harbouring old clades that originated by vicariance and so were thought to be locally ancient. Recent molecular phylogenetic studies dating diversification and geological data indicating important events of submergence during the Paleocene and Eocene (until 37 Ma) brought evidence to dismiss this old hypothesis. In spite of this, some authors still insist on the idea of a local permanence of a Gondwanan biota, justifying this assumption through a complex scenario of survival by hopping to and from nearby and now-vanished islands...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616444/incidence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-outpatient-study-cohort-2000-2013
#15
Taraz Samandari, Ellen Tedaldi, Carl Armon, Rachel Hart, Joan S Chmiel, John T Brooks, Kate Buchacz
BACKGROUND: There are few recent studies of incident hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in the United States. METHODS: We studied HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS) participants seen in 9 HIV-specialty clinics who had ≥1 clinical encounter during 2000-2013 and ≥2 HCV-related tests, the first of which was a negative HCV antibody test (Ab). Hepatitis C virus incident cases were identified by first positive HCV Ab, viral load, or genotype...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604654/postural-control-in-elite-decathlon-athletes-are-various-modes-of-dynamic-assessment-needed
#16
Sven Reuter, Philipp Forkel, Andreas B Imhoff, Knut Beitzel
BACKGROUND: Decathlon consists of various track and field running, jumping and throwing events. This results in high physical demands and poor postural control may predispose athletes at a higher risk for injury. The purpose of this study was to measure and to show a relationship of different dynamic postural control tests in healthy professional decathlon athletes. METHODS: The German top decathlon team (eight professional athletes, mean age±standard deviation (SD), 20...
July 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602218/search-for-compounds-contributing-to-onion-like-off-flavor-in-beer-and-investigation-of-the-cause-of-the-flavor
#17
Shigekuni Noba, Nana Yako, Minoru Kobayashi, Susumu Masuda, Tetsuya Watanabe
Onion-like off-flavor is a highly undesirable property in beer. Although several compounds that impart onion-like odors have been identified, the individual contribution of these compounds to the onion-like off-flavor in beer is not clear. In the present study, we searched for compounds that impart an onion-like odor by gas chromatography (GC)-olfactometry. The analysis of several types of beer revealed that 2-mercapto-3-methyl-1-butanol (2M3MB) and 3-mercapto-3-methyl-1-butanol (3M3MB) were possible causative compounds...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596973/quadriceps-strength-in-patients-with-isolated-cartilage-defects-of-the-knee-results-of-isokinetic-strength-measurements-and-their-correlation-with-clinical-and-functional-results
#18
Anja Hirschmüller, Tasja Andres, Wolfgang Schoch, Heiner Baur, Lukas Konstantinidis, Norbert P Südkamp, Philipp Niemeyer
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have found a significant deficit of maximum quadriceps strength after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) of the knee. However, it is unclear whether muscular strength deficits in patients with cartilage damage exist prior to operative treatment. PURPOSE: To isokinetically test maximum quadriceps muscle strength and quantify the impact of possible strength deficits on functional and clinical test results. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593088/the-associations-between-hip-strength-and-hip-kinematics-during-a-single-leg-hop-in-recreational-athletes-post-acl-reconstruction-compared-to-healthy-controls
#19
Jeremiah Tate, Tell Suckut, Jensen Wages, Heather Lyles, Benjamin Perrin
BACKGROUND: Only a small amount of evidence exists linking hip abductor weakness to dynamic knee valgus during static and dynamic activities. The associations of hip extensor strength and hip kinematics during the landing of a single leg hop are not known. Purpose: To determine if relationships exist between hip extensor and abductor strength and hip kinematics in both involved and uninvolved limb during the landing phase of a single leg hop in recreational athletes post anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587187/a-spawn-mobile-agent-itinerary-planning-approach-for-energy-efficient-data-gathering-in-wireless-sensor-networks
#20
Huthiafa Q Qadori, Zuriati A Zulkarnain, Zurina Mohd Hanapi, Shamala Subramaniam
Mobile agent (MA), a part of the mobile computing paradigm, was recently proposed for data gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The MA-based approach employs two algorithms: Single-agent Itinerary Planning (SIP) and Multi-mobile agent Itinerary Planning (MIP) for energy-efficient data gathering. The MIP was proposed to outperform the weakness of SIP by introducing distributed multi MAs to perform the data gathering task. Despite the advantages of MIP, finding the optimal number of distributed MAs and their itineraries are still regarded as critical issues...
June 3, 2017: Sensors
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