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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549335/microstructural-alterations-of-white-matter-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
#1
Jinnan Gong, Xuebin Chang, Sisi Jiang, Benjamin Klugah-Brown, Song Tan, Dezhong Yao, Cheng Luo
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a common type of idiopathic generalized epilepsy that is characterized by myoclonic jerks of the upper limbs and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Frontal cognitive dysfunctions and abnormal coupling of the thalamocortical system have been found in neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. This study intended to explore white matter (WM) measurement changes in JME using MRI. Twenty-six patients with JME and 25 healthy controls (HC) were recruited for the acquisition of diffusion MRI and structural MRI data...
April 4, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549319/effect-of-laser-photobiomodulation-on-wound-healing-and-postoperative-pain-following-free-gingival-graft-a-split-mouth-triple-blind-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#2
Mohadeseh Heidari, Mojgan Paknejad, Raika Jamali, Hanieh Nokhbatolfoghahaei, Reza Fekrazad, Neda Moslemi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Free gingival graft (FGG) is one of the most predictable techniques for gingival augmentation. However, patient's discomfort and pain during healing period are significant concerns. The aim of this study was to assess if laser photobiomodulation (PBM) was effective in terms of enhancing wound healing and reducing postoperative pain. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twelve patients participated in this split-mouth randomized controlled clinical trial. Each patient had a 30-day interval between the two procedures...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549315/associations-between-the-levels-of-thyroid-hormones-and-lipid-lipoprotein-levels-data-from-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2007-2012
#3
Ram B Jain
Data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for the years 2007-2012 were used to investigate associations between thyroid hormones and lipid/lipoprotein levels for a representative sample of general US population aged ≥20 years. There were no statistically significant differences for adjusted high density lipoprotein levels among thyroid function groups, namely, subclinical hyperthyroid (SCHPR), clinical hyperthyroid (CHPR), euthyroid (EU), clinical hypothyroid (CHYP), and subclinical hypothyroid (SCHYP)...
May 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549299/the-effect-of-feed-supplementation-with-effective-microorganisms-em-on-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-concentrations-in-pigs
#4
Ewa Laskowska, Łukasz Jarosz, Zbigniew Grądzki
Effective microorganisms (EM) are used in numerous fields associated with agriculture. The beneficial effects of EM on the general health of pigs and on production parameters are also determined by the influence of these microbes on immunity. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of feed supplementation with EM on the concentration of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the serum and in a culture of PBMCs with and without ConA stimulation in pigs. ELISA kits were used to determine the cytokine levels in the porcine serum and the PBMC culture supernatants...
April 14, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549292/globally-supported-radial-basis-function-based-collocation-method-for-evolution-of-level-set-in-mass-segmentation-using-mammograms
#5
Kanchan Lata Kashyap, Manish Kumar Bajpai, Pritee Khanna
Computer-aided detection systems play an important role for the detection of breast abnormalities using mammograms. Global segmentation of mass in mammograms is a complex process due to low contrast mammogram images, irregular shape of mass, speculated margins, and the presence of intensity variations of pixels. This work presents a new approach for mass detection in mammograms, which is based on the variational level set function. Mesh-free based radial basis function (RBF) collocation approach is employed for the evolution of level set function for segmentation of breast as well as suspicious mass region...
May 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549283/the-use-of-foot-pumps-compression-devices-in-the-perioperative-management-of-ankle-fractures-systematic-review-of-the-current-literature
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Rachel Clarkson, Samer S S Mahmoud, Amar Rangan, William Eardley, Paul Baker
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures account for 9% of all fractures seen in the United Kingdom. 15,000 of these fractures undergo operative fixation each year. Soft tissue swelling impacts on timing of fixation due to fears of infection and wound dehiscence. The use of arterio-venous foot pumps (AVFP) is increasing in this population although the evidence for their efficacy is unclear. In order to address this, we present an overview of the evidence for AVFP device use following ankle fracture...
March 10, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549282/fat-grafting-for-chronic-heel-pain-following-surgery-for-adult-flatfoot-deformity-pilot-study
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Edoardo Raposio, Filippo Calderazzi
INTRODUCTION: Autologous fat grafting is now a highly popular technique in plastic and reconstructive surgery, with broad applicability for various surgical procedures. Fat grafting can impart contours and augmentation, nourish tissue, modulate scar tissue, and produce regeneration at the recipient site. In this pilot study, the authors suggest that fat grafting may be useful therapeutic adjunct for cases of chronic heel pain following surgery for adult flatfoot deformity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients with chronic heel pain following surgery for adult flatfoot deformity underwent autologous subcutaneous heel fat grafting and recorded their levels of pain relief for 6 months postoperatively...
February 24, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549246/the-usage-of-data-compression-for-the-background-estimation-of-electron-energy-loss-spectra
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Jakob Spiegelberg, Ján Rusz, Klaus Leifer, Thomas Thersleff
Quantitative analysis of noisy electron spectrum images requires a robust estimation of the underlying background signal. We demonstrate how modern data compression methods can be used as a tool for achieving an analysis result less affected by statistical errors or to speed up the background estimation. In particular, we demonstrate how a multilinear singular value decomposition (MLSVD) can be used to enhance elemental maps obtained from a complex sample measured with energy electron loss spectroscopy. Furthermore, the usage of vertex component analysis (VCA) for a basis vector centered estimation of the background is demonstrated...
May 20, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549220/physiological-responses-during-intermittent-running-exercise-differ-between-outdoor-and-treadmill-running
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Marco Panascì, Romuald Lepers, Antonio La Torre, Matteo Bonato, Hervè Assadi
The aim of this study was to compare the physiological responses during 15 min of intermittent running consisting of 30 s high intensity running exercise at maximal aerobic velocity (MAV) interspersed with 30 s passive recovery (30-30) performed outdoor versus on a motorized treadmill. Fifteen collegiate physically active males (age: 22±1 years-old; body mass: 66±7 kg; stature: 176±06 cm, weekly training volume: 5±2 h·week<sup>-1</sup>), performed Fitness Intermittent test 45-15 in order to determine VO<sub>2max</sub> and Maximal Aerobic Velocity (MAV) and then completed in random order three different training sessions consisting of 30s run -30s rest outdoor on athletic track (30-30 Track) at MAV; 30s run -30s rest on treadmill (30-30 Treadmill) at MAV; 30s run -30s rest at MAV+15% (30-30+15% MAV Treadmill)...
May 26, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549207/morphological-descriptors-and-issr-molecular-markers-in-the-evaluation-of-genetic-variability-of-tectona-grandis-genotypes
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A M Chimello, J G Jesus, P E Teodoro, A A B Rossi, K L Araújo, T N Marostega, L G Neves, M A A Barelli
This study aimed to evaluate the genetic variability of the teak germplasm bank, using morphological traits and inter-simple sequence repeat molecular markers. Thirty clones were evaluated in a randomized complete block design with three replicates, and each plot was composed of three plants. A joint analysis of quantitative and qualitative variables was performed using the Gower algorithm. Quantitative, qualitative, and molecular variables were analyzed simultaneously using the Ward-MLM procedure. There is genetic variability among the 30 teak genotypes studied, considering the quantitative, qualitative, and molecular variables by the Ward-MLM statistical procedure...
May 25, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549199/effect-of-1-25-oh2d3-on-the-proliferation-of-human-mesangial-cells-and-their-expression-of-ki67
#11
D Zhao, C-J Zhang, R Yang, J-P Chen, L Ma, G Liu, X-P Yang
Previous studies have found that 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3 or VD3] exerts many biological effects, including the inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis, but its mechanism of action remains unclear. The goal of our investigation was to explore the effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 on the proliferation of cultured human mesangial cells and their expression of Ki67 in vitro, and to establish its mechanism of action. Cultured human mesangial cells were randomly divided into the following four groups: normal control (N group; administered Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium containing 5% fetal bovine serum), proliferation [epidermal growth factor (EGF) group; administered 10 μg/L EGF], VD3 intervention [administered 10(-8) M 1,25(OH)2D3], and proliferation and intervention [EGF+VD3 group; administered 10 μg/L EGF and 10(-8) M 1,25(OH)2D3]...
May 25, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549190/newborn-care-practices-and-health-seeking-behavior-in-rural-eastern-ethiopia-a-community-based-study
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Betemariam Gebre, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Zinaw Taddese, Kebede Deribe, Tsigereda Legesse, Meftuh Omar
Background: Most of the newborn deaths in developing countries occur at home. Up to two-thirds of these deaths would have been prevented if mothers and newborns had received known and effective interventions. The objective of this study is to determine newborn-care practices and health-seeking behavior in rural Eastern Ethiopia. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Adadle district, Ethiopian Somali Regional State. A multi-stage random sampling technique was applied...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549050/use-of-noncontact-low-frequency-ultrasound-in-deep-tissue-pressure-injury-a-retrospective-analysis
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Pamela Wagner-Cox, Heather M Duhame, Christina R Jamison, Robin R Jackson, Suzy T Fehr
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound (NLFU) on deep tissue pressure injury (DTPI), both hospital-acquired and those present on admission (POA). DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. SAMPLE AND SETTING: Medical records from 44 adult patients with a DTPI treated with NLFU were reviewed; 22 had a hospital-acquired DTPI (HADTPI) and 22 had DTPI POA. Their mean age was 71.3 ± 16...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549045/effect-of-preoperative-molding-helmet-in-patients-with-sagittal-synostosis
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Asra Hashmi, Neena I Marupudi, Sandeep Sood, Arlene Rozzelle
BACKGROUND: In our practice, the authors found that molding helmet used for plagiocephaly preoperatively, in patients with sagittal synostosis, decreased bathrocephaly, forehead bossing, and improved posterior vertex, as well as Cephalic Index (CI). This prompted us to investigate the impact of preoperative molding helmet in patients with sagittal synostosis. METHODS: A prospective study was performed on patients undergoing surgical correction of sagittal synostosis, over a 5-year period...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549038/use-of-smooth-muscle-myosin-heavy-chain-as-an-effective-marker-of-follicular-dendritic-cells
#15
Ioannis Ioannidis, Javier A Laurini
Smooth muscle myosin heavy chain (SMMHC) is a major structural component of the contractile apparatus in smooth muscle cells. Even though it is considered a relatively specific marker for terminal smooth muscle cell differentiation, expression in other cell types such as follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) has rarely been reported. To determine whether SMMHC represents an effective FDC marker in lymphoid tissues, we compared the immunohistochemical results for SMMHC with those of the traditional FDC markers podoplanin (D2-40) and CD21...
May 25, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549032/expression-of-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-p110%C3%AE-and-p110%C3%AE-subunits-and-pik3ca-mutation-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-carcinoma
#16
Kyungeun Kim, Hyoun Wook Lee
Activation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) is pivotal for the activity of the oncogenic PI3K/AKT signaling pathway. This study assessed the expression of 2 PI3K isoform proteins, p110α and p110β, and PIK3CA mutational status in advanced gastric carcinoma (AGC) and their correlation with clinicopathologic factors. Tissue microarray blocks were generated from 99 AGCs and immunohistochemically stained for p110α and p110β. Analysis of mutations in the PIK3CA gene, which encodes p110α, was performed using the PNAClamp PIK3CA Mutation Detection kit...
May 25, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549013/effect-of-preoperative-diabetes-management-on-glycemic-control-and-clinical-outcomes-after-elective-surgery
#17
Rajesh Garg, Brooke Schuman, Angela Bader, Shelley Hurwitz, Alexander Turchin, Patricia Underwood, Cheyenne Metzger, Raquel Rein, Meghan Lortie
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether preoperative diabetes management can improve glycemic control and clinical outcomes after elective surgery. BACKGROUND: There is lack of data on the importance of diabetes treatment before elective surgery. Diabetes is often ignored before surgery and aggressively treated afterwards. METHODS: Patients with diabetes were identified and treated proactively before their scheduled surgeries...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548997/anterior-inferior-plating-results-in-fewer-secondary-interventions-compared-to-superior-plating-for-acute-displaced-mid-shaft-clavicle-fracture
#18
Rafael Serrano, Amrut Borade, Hassan Mir, Anjan Shah, David Watson, Anthony Infante, Mark A Frankle, Mark A Mighell, H Claude Sagi, Daniel S Horwitz, Roy W Sanders
OBJECTIVES: To determine if a difference in plate position for fixation of acute, displaced, mid-shaft clavicle fractures would affect the rate of secondary intervention. DESIGN: Retrospective Comparative Study SETTING:: two academic Level 1 Regional Trauma Centers PATIENTS:: 510 patients treated surgically for an acutely displaced mid-shaft clavicle fracture between 2000-2013 were identified and reviewed retrospectively at a minimum of 24 months' follow-up (F/U)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548929/brd4-facilitates-dna-damage-response-and-represses-cbx5-heterochromatin-protein-1-hp1
#19
Georgios Pongas, Marianne K Kim, Dong J Min, Carrie D House, Elizabeth Jordan, Natasha Caplen, Sirisha Chakka, Joyce Ohiri, Michael J Kruhlak, Christina M Annunziata
Ovarian cancer (OC) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by defective DNA repair. Very few targets are universally expressed in the high grade serous (HGS) subtype. We previously identified that CHK1 was overexpressed in most of HGSOC. Here, we sought to understand the DNA damage response (DDR) to CHK1 inhibition and increase the anti-tumor activity of this pathway. We found BRD4 suppression either by siRNA or BRD4 inhibitor JQ1 enhanced the cytotoxicity of CHK1 inhibition. Interestingly, BRD4 was amplified and/or upregulated in a subset of HGSOC with statistical correlation to overall survival...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548898/comparison-of-a-rapid-albuterol-pathway-with-a-standard-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-children-with-a-moderate-to-severe-asthma-exacerbation-in-the-emergency-department
#20
Matthew Wilkinson, Ben King, Sujit Iyer, Eric Higginbotham, Anna Wallace, Collin Hovinga, Coburn Allen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if a rapid albuterol delivery pathway with a breath-enhanced nebulizer can reduce emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS), while maintaining admission rates and side effects, when compared to a traditional asthma pathway with a standard jet nebulizer. METHODS: Children aged 3-18 presenting to a large urban pediatric ED for asthma were enrolled if they were determined by pediatric asthma score to have a moderate to severe exacerbation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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