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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134940/fasting-alters-aphid-probing-behaviour-but-does-not-universally-increase-the-transmission-rate-of-non-circulative-viruses
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Jaime Jiménez, Craig G Webster, Aránzazu Moreno, Rodrigo P P Almeida, Stéphane Blanc, Alberto Fereres, Marilyne Uzest
A fasting period prior to non-circulative virus acquisition has been shown to increase the rate of transmission by aphids. However, this effect has only been studied for a few virus-vector combinations, and there are contradictory results in the literature as to the role of fasting on virus acquisition. We analysed the influence of fasting on the transmission of three non-circulative viruses, Cucumber mosaic virus, Zucchini yellow mosaic virus and Cauliflower mosaic virus, by two aphid vector species: Myzus persicae Sulzer (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Aphis gossypii Glover (Hemiptera: Aphididae)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092521/a-flow-cell-for-the-study-of-gas-solid-reactions-via-in-situ-powder-x-ray-diffraction
#2
Nicola V Y Scarlett, Damien Hewish, Rachel Pattel, Nathan A S Webster
This paper describes the development and testing of a novel capillary flow cell for use in in situ powder X-ray diffraction experiments. It is designed such that it achieves 200° of rotation of the capillary whilst still allowing the flow of gas through the sample and the monitoring of off gas via mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, or other such analytical techniques. This high degree of rotation provides more uniform heating of the sample than can be achieved in static cells or those with lower rotational ranges and consequently also improves particle statistics...
October 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080014/-available-transvenous-occluder-designs-and-implantation-techniques
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REVIEW
P Sick, T Lewalter
In this article, most of the present or available in the near future left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion devices are discussed in terms of structure of the devices and principle technique for implantation. Thus, the Watchman™ device from Boston, the Amulet™ device from Abbot, the Lambre™ device from Lifetech, the Occlutech® device from Occlutech®, and the WaveCrest® device from Biosense Webster (former Coherex) are discussed. The systems differ in terms of the concept of occlusion. Several devices consist of only one part (Watchman™ and Occlutech®) that is implanted in the body, ending up in the orifice of the LAA...
October 27, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074561/assessment-of-the-incorporation-of-cnv-surveillance-into-gene-panel-next-generation-sequencing-testing-for-inherited-retinal-diseases
#4
Jamie M Ellingford, Bradley Horn, Christopher Campbell, Gavin Arno, Stephanie Barton, Catriona Tate, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Panagiotis I Sergouniotis, Rachel L Taylor, Keren J Carss, Lucy F L Raymond, Michel Michaelides, Simon C Ramsden, Andrew R Webster, Graeme C M Black
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic use of gene panel next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques is commonplace for individuals with inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs), a highly genetically heterogeneous group of disorders. However, these techniques have often failed to capture the complete spectrum of genomic variation causing IRD, including CNVs. This study assessed the applicability of introducing CNV surveillance into first-tier diagnostic gene panel NGS services for IRD. METHODS: Three read-depth algorithms were applied to gene panel NGS data sets for 550 referred individuals, and informatics strategies used for quality assurance and CNV filtering...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035720/an-internationally-standardized-species-identification-test-for-use-on-suspected-seized-rhinoceros-horn-in-the-illegal-wildlife-trade
#5
Kyle M Ewart, Greta J Frankham, Ross McEwing, Lucy M I Webster, Sherryn A Ciavaglia, Adrian M T Linacre, Dang Tat The, Kanitia Ovouthan, Rebecca N Johnson
Rhinoceros (rhino) numbers have dwindled substantially over the past century. As a result, three of the five species are now considered to be critically endangered, one species is vulnerable and one species is near-threatened. Poaching has increased dramatically over the past decade due to a growing demand for rhino horn products, primarily in Asia. Improved wildlife forensic techniques, such as validated tests for species identification of seized horns, are critical to aid current enforcement and prosecution efforts and provide a deterrent to future rhino horn trafficking...
October 7, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931489/the-endoscopist-and-malignant-and-non-malignant-biliary-obstruction
#6
REVIEW
S P Pereira, G Goodchild, G J M Webster
Patients with biliary strictures often represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, due to the site and complexity of biliary obstruction and wide differential diagnosis. Multidisciplinary decision making is required to reach an accurate and timely diagnosis and to plan optimal care. Developments in endoscopic ultrasound and peroral cholangioscopy have advanced the diagnostic yield of biliary endoscopy, and novel optical imaging techniques are emerging. Endoscopic approaches to biliary drainage are preferred in most scenarios, and recent advances in therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound allow drainage where the previous alternatives were only percutaneous or surgical...
September 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927960/a-comparison-between-multipolar-mapping-and-conventional-mapping-of-atrial-tachycardias-in-the-context-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
#7
Sok-Sithikun Bun, Tahar Delassi, Decebal Gabriel Latcu, Mohammed El Jamili, Anis Ayari, Abdelkarim Errahmouni, Benjamin Berte, Nadir Saoudi
BACKGROUND: Activation mapping can be challenging and time-consuming in patients with multiple atrial tachycardias (ATs). AIMS: To compare multielectrode mapping using a dedicated mapping catheter - PentaRay (Biosense Webster Inc.) - and the conventional technique for mapping ATs in the context of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: All procedures where PentaRay mapping of AT were used - after or during persistent AF ablation - were analysed...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901950/detecting-drug-target-binding-in-cells-using-fluorescence-activated-cell-sorting-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry-analysis
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Kris Wilson, Scott P Webster, John Peter Iredale, Xiaozhong Zheng, Natalie Z M Homer, Nhan Pham, Manfred Auer, Damian James Mole
The assessment of drug-target engagement for determining the efficacy of a compound inside cells remains challenging, particularly for difficult target proteins. Existing techniques are more suited to soluble protein targets. Difficult target proteins include those with challenging in vitro solubility, stability or purification properties that preclude target isolation. Here, we report a novel technique that measures intracellular compound-target complex formation, as well as cellular permeability, specificity and cytotoxicity - the Toxicity-Affinity-Permeability-Selectivity (TAPS) technique...
September 13, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901373/kinesin-and-dynein-mechanics-measurement-methods-and-research-applications
#9
Zachary Abraham, Emma Hawley, Daniel Hayosh, Victoria Webster-Wood, Ozan Akkus
Motor proteins play critical roles in the normal function of cells and proper development of organisms. Among motor proteins, failings in the normal function of two types of proteins, kinesin and dynein, have been shown to lead many pathologies, including neurodegenerative diseases and cancers. As such, it is critical for researchers to understand the underlying mechanics and behaviors of these proteins, not only to shed light on how failures may lead to disease, but also to guide research towards novel treatment and nanoengineering solutions...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846152/ablation-of-the-vanishing-pvc-facilitated-by-quantitative-morphology-matching-software
#10
Jeffrey P Moak, Kohei Sumihara, Jonathan Swink, Sridhar Hanumanthaiah, Charles I Berul
BACKGROUND: Ablation of cardiac arrhythmias in children and teenagers often necessitates the use of anesthesia, which can suppress ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), making it difficult to map the site of origin using activation time (AT). Pace mapping, a technique employed to assist with VA origin localization, depends on subjective comparison of paced and targeted QRS morphology. We assessed the utility of a quantitative approach to paced QRS to VA morphology matching using the PaSo software (Carto 3, Biosense Webster), to localize the VA site of origin...
August 28, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836342/single-trans-septal-access-technique-for-left-atrial-intracardiac-echocardiography-to-guide-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#11
Daniel Aguirre, Christian Pincetti, Luis Perez, Carlos Deck, Mario Alfaro, Maria Jesus Vergara, Gabriel Maluenda
OBJECTIVE: This registry aimed to describe the safety and feasibility of a single trans-septal (TS) access technique for left intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance of left-atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure. BACKGROUND: LAA closure is currently accepted as an alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who are at high-risk for bleeding. Currently, LAA closure procedure is typically performed under trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) guidance...
August 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810990/gait-and-functional-outcomes-for-young-active-males-with-traumatic-unilateral-transfemoral-limb-loss
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Caitlin E Mahon, Alison L Pruziner, Brad D Hendershot, Erik J Wolf, Benjamin J Darter, K Bo Foreman, Joseph B Webster
OBJECTIVE: Altered body structures that occur with the loss of a lower limb can impact mobility and quality of life. Specifically, biomechanical changes that result from wearing a prosthesis have been associated with an increased risk of falls or joint degeneration, as well as increased energy demands. While previous studies describing these outcomes are typically limited by number of outcome measures and/or small, diverse patient groups, recent military conflicts present a unique opportunity to collect outcomes from a relatively homogenous, active patient population with limb loss...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728172/blur-adaptation-to-central-retinal-disease
#13
Fuensanta A Vera-Diaz, Russell L Woods, Eli Peli
Purpose: The long-term, low-resolution vision experienced by individuals affected by retinal disease that causes central vision loss (CVL) may change their perception of blur through adaptation. This study used a short-term adaptation paradigm to evaluate adaptation to blur and sharpness in patients with CVL. Methods: A variation of Webster's procedure was used to measure the point of subjective neutrality (PSN). The image that appeared normal after adaptation to each of seven blur and sharpness levels (PSN) was measured in 12 patients with CVL (20/60 to 20/320) and 5 subjects with normal sight (NS)...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719926/cholangioscopy-directed-lithotripsy-for-a-large-bile-duct-stone-the-donut-technique
#14
Noor L H Bekkali, Sham Direkze, George J M Webster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706589/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-facilitated-by-preprocedural-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-long-term-outcome
#15
Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley, Stephan von Bardeleben
AIM: To evaluate the long-term outcome of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) facilitated by preprocedural three-dimensional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography. METHODS: In 50 patients, 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) was performed immediately prior to an ablation procedure (paroxysmal AF: 30 patients, persistent AF: 20 patients). The images were available throughout the ablation procedure. Two different ablation strategies were used. In most of the patients with paroxysmal AF, the cryoablation technique was used (Arctic Front Balloon, CryoCath Technologies/Medtronic; group A2)...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632265/3d-printed-conformal-microfluidics-for-isolation-and-profiling-of-biomarkers-from-whole-organs
#16
Manjot Singh, Yuxin Tong, Kelly Webster, Ellen Cesewski, Alexander P Haring, Sahil Laheri, Bill Carswell, Timothy J O'Brien, Charles H Aardema, Ryan S Senger, John L Robertson, Blake N Johnson
The ability to interface microfluidic devices with native complex biological architectures, such as whole organs, has the potential to shift the paradigm for the study and analysis of biological tissue. Here, we show 3D printing can be used to fabricate bio-inspired conformal microfluidic devices that directly interface with the surface of whole organs. Structured-light scanning techniques enabled the 3D topographical matching of microfluidic device geometry to porcine kidney anatomy. Our studies show molecular species are spontaneously transferred from the organ cortex to the conformal microfluidic device in the presence of fluid flow through the organ-conforming microchannel...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625273/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-disease-modification-trials-in-mild-to-moderate-dementia-a-systematic-review-patient-and-public-consultation-and-consensus-recommendations
#17
Lucy Webster, Derek Groskreutz, Anna Grinbergs-Saull, Rob Howard, John T O'Brien, Gail Mountain, Sube Banerjee, Bob Woods, Robert Perneczky, Louise Lafortune, Charlotte Roberts, Jenny McCleery, James Pickett, Frances Bunn, David Challis, Georgina Charlesworth, Katie Featherstone, Chris Fox, Claire Goodman, Roy Jones, Sallie Lamb, Esme Moniz-Cook, Justine Schneider, Sasha Shepperd, Claire Surr, Jo Thompson-Coon, Clive Ballard, Carol Brayne, Orlaith Burke, Alistair Burns, Linda Clare, Peter Garrard, Patrick Kehoe, Peter Passmore, Clive Holmes, Ian Maidment, Fliss Murtagh, Louise Robinson, Gill Livingston
BACKGROUND: There is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to halt or delay the progression of the disease pathology in dementia. An agreed core set of the best-available and most appropriate outcomes for disease modification would facilitate the design of trials and ensure consistency across disease modification trials, as well as making results comparable and meta-analysable in future trials. OBJECTIVES: To agree a set of core outcomes for disease modification trials for mild to moderate dementia with the UK dementia research community and patient and public involvement (PPI)...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619777/peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-dressing-and-securement-in-patients-with-cancer-the-pisces-trial-protocol-for-a-2x2-factorial-superiority-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Claire M Rickard, Nicole M Marsh, Joan Webster, Nicole C Gavin, Raymond J Chan, Alexandra L McCarthy, Peter Mollee, Amanda J Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Vineet Chopra, Li Zhang, Matthew R McGrail, Emily Larsen, Md Abu Choudhury, Samantha Keogh, Evan Alexandrou, David J McMillan, Merehau Cindy Mervin, David L Paterson, Marie Cooke, Gillian Ray-Barruel, Maria Isabel Castillo, Andrew Hallahan, Amanda Corley, E Geoffrey Playford
INTRODUCTION: Around 30% of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) fail from vascular, infectious or mechanical complications. Patients with cancer are at highest risk, and this increases morbidity, mortality and costs. Effective PICC dressing and securement may prevent PICC failure; however, no large randomised controlled trial (RCT) has compared alternative approaches. We designed this RCT to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of dressing and securements to prevent PICC failure...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545561/sources-of-variability-in-the-measurement-of-ascaris-lumbricoides-infection-intensity-by-kato-katz-and-qpcr
#19
Alice V Easton, Rita G Oliveira, Martin Walker, Elise M O'Connell, Sammy M Njenga, Charles S Mwandawiro, Joanne P Webster, Thomas B Nutman, Roy M Anderson
BACKGROUND: Understanding and quantifying the sources and implications of error in the measurement of helminth egg intensity using Kato-Katz (KK) and the newly emerging "gold standard" quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technique is necessary for the appropriate design of epidemiological studies, including impact assessments for deworming programs. METHODS: Repeated measurements of Ascaris lumbricoides infection intensity were made from samples collected in western Kenya using the qPCR and KK techniques...
May 25, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518063/visualizing-visual-adaptation
#20
Michael A Webster, Katherine E M Tregillus
Many techniques have been developed to visualize how an image would appear to an individual with a different visual sensitivity: e.g., because of optical or age differences, or a color deficiency or disease. This protocol describes a technique for incorporating sensory adaptation into the simulations. The protocol is illustrated with the example of color vision, but is generally applicable to any form of visual adaptation. The protocol uses a simple model of human color vision based on standard and plausible assumptions about the retinal and cortical mechanisms encoding color and how these adjust their sensitivity to both the average color and range of color in the prevailing stimulus...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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