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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720869/rapid-bayesian-optimisation-for-synthesis-of-short-polymer-fiber-materials
#1
Cheng Li, David Rubín de Celis Leal, Santu Rana, Sunil Gupta, Alessandra Sutti, Stewart Greenhill, Teo Slezak, Murray Height, Svetha Venkatesh
The discovery of processes for the synthesis of new materials involves many decisions about process design, operation, and material properties. Experimentation is crucial but as complexity increases, exploration of variables can become impractical using traditional combinatorial approaches. We describe an iterative method which uses machine learning to optimise process development, incorporating multiple qualitative and quantitative objectives. We demonstrate the method with a novel fluid processing platform for synthesis of short polymer fibers, and show how the synthesis process can be efficiently directed to achieve material and process objectives...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717769/end-of-life-care-in-latin-america
#2
REVIEW
Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Yanin Chavarri-Guerra, Tania Pastrana, Rossana Ruiz-Mendoza, Alexandra Bukowski, Paul E Goss
Cancer has become a global pandemic with disproportionately higher mortality rates in low- and middle- income countries, where a large fraction of patients present in advanced stages and in need of end-of-life care. Globally, the number of adults needing end-of-life care is greater than 19 million, and up to 78% of these patients are living in low- and middle- income countries. In the Americas alone, more than one million people are in need of end-of-life care, placing an enormous burden on local health systems, which are often unprepared to meet the challenge presented by this complex patient population...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717630/ptx3-a-new-mediator-of-bone-metabolism-and-osteoporosis
#3
Umberto Tarantino, Maurizio Feola, Monica Celi, Manuel Scimeca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716960/bacterial-tubulin-a-b-exhibit-polarized-growth-mixed-polarity-bundling-and-destabilization-by-gtp-hydrolysis
#4
César Díaz-Celis, Viviana I Risca, Felipe Hurtado, Jessica K Polka, Scott D Hansen, Daniel Maturana, Rosalba Lagos, R Dyche Mullins, Octavio Monasterio
Bacteria of the genus Prosthecobacter express homologs of eukaryotic α- and β-tubulin, called BtubA and BtubB, that have been observed to assemble into filaments in presence of GTP. BtubA/B polymers are proposed to be composed in vitro by two to six protofilaments, in contrast to in vivo where they have been reported to form 5-protofilaments tubes named bacterial microtubules (bMTs). The btubAB genes likely entered the Prosthecobacter lineage via horizontal gene transfer and may derive from an early ancestor of the modern eukaryotic microtubule (MT)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708685/tele-icu-increases-interhospital-transfers-does-big-brother-know-better
#5
Patrick D Tyler, Leo Anthony Celi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701965/the-depression-conundrum-and-the-advantages-of-uncertainty
#6
REVIEW
Jan E Celie, Tom Loeys, Mattias Desmet, Paul Verhaeghe
According to the WHO (2012), the prevalence of unipolar depressive disorders is rising, even in those places where mental health treatments are widely available. The WHO predicts that these disorders will be the leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030. This sobering projection fits poorly with how psychological treatments for depression are presented in the mainstream scientific literature: as highly effective therapies, based upon a sound understanding of the causes of distress. There is a clear discrepancy between the rising prevalence figures on the one hand, and the confident claims of this effectiveness research on the other...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681644/the-effect-of-ards-on-survival-do-patients-die-from-ards-or-with-ards
#7
Lior Fuchs, Mengling Feng, Victor Novack, Joon Lee, Jonathan Taylor, Daniel Scott, Michael Howell, Leo Celi, Daniel Talmor
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the contribution of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in of itself to mortality among ventilated patients. DESIGN AND SETTING: A longitudinal retrospective study of ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients. PATIENTS: The analysis included patients ventilated for more than 48 hours. Patients were classified as having ARDS on admission (early-onset ARDS), late-onset ARDS (ARDS not present during the first 24 hours of admission), or no ARDS...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678979/association-of-body-mass-index-with-cardiometabolic-disease-in-the-uk-biobank-a-mendelian-randomization-study
#8
Donald M Lyall, Carlos Celis-Morales, Joey Ward, Stamatina Iliodromiti, Jana J Anderson, Jason M R Gill, Daniel J Smith, Uduakobong Efanga Ntuk, Daniel F Mackay, Michael V Holmes, Naveed Sattar, Jill P Pell
Importance: Higher body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease; however, the underlying causal associations remain unclear. Objectives: To use UK Biobank data to report causal estimates of the association between BMI and cardiometabolic disease outcomes and traits, such as pulse rate, using mendelian randomization. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cross-sectional baseline data from a population-based cohort study including 119 859 UK Biobank participants with complete phenotypic (medical and sociodemographic) and genetic data...
July 5, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677508/multimodality-imaging-for-interventional-cardiology
#9
Simona Celi, Nicola Martini, Luigi Emilio Pastormerlo, Vincenzo Positano, Sergio Berti
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, interventional cardiology has received fast and wide implementation as an effective alternative treatment to surgery for several congenital and acquired diseases. In this scenario, imaging provides solutions for most clinical needs, from diagnosis to prognosis and risk stratification, as well as anatomical and functional assessment. METHODS: In this review article, we present recent innovations in medical imaging for structural heart disease and coronary artery disease, emphasizing the progress achieved in the field of multimodality imaging and the solutions proposed to some as-yet unresolved technical problems for safe and effective procedural performance...
July 4, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674123/dietary-and-physical-activity-strategies-to-prevent-type-2-diabetes-in-south-asian-adults-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#10
Mirthe Muilwijk, Karien Stronks, Samera Azeem Qureshi, Erik Beune, Carlos Celis-Morales, Jason Gill, Aziz Sheikh, Anne Karen Jenum, Irene Gm van Valkengoed
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a major health concern among populations of South Asian ethnicity. Although dietary and physical activity interventions may reduce the risk of T2D, the effectiveness has been moderate among South Asians. This might (in part) be because this subgroup follows strategies that were originally developed for interventions among other populations. Therefore, this review aims to assess the evidence for the current dietary and physical activity strategies recommended in T2D prevention intervention studies and guidelines for South Asians...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671623/plant-lectins-as-medical-tools-against-digestive-system-cancers
#11
REVIEW
Laura Elena Estrada-Martínez, Ulisses Moreno-Celis, Ricardo Cervantes-Jiménez, Roberto Augusto Ferriz-Martínez, Alejandro Blanco-Labra, Teresa García-Gasca
Digestive system cancers-those of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon-rectum, liver, and pancreas-are highly related to genetics and lifestyle. Most are considered highly mortal due to the frequency of late diagnosis, usually in advanced stages, caused by the absence of symptoms or masked by other pathologies. Different tools are being investigated in the search of a more precise diagnosis and treatment. Plant lectins have been studied because of their ability to recognize and bind to carbohydrates, exerting a variety of biological activities on animal cells, including anticancer activities...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664841/is-galba-schirazensis-mollusca-gastropoda-an-intermediate-host-of-fasciola-hepatica-trematoda-digenea-in-ecuador
#12
Yannick Caron, Maritza Celi-Erazo, Sylvie Hurtrez-Boussès, Mannon Lounnas, Jean-Pierre Pointier, Claude Saegerman, Bertrand Losson, Washington Benítez-Ortíz
Fasciolosis is a widely distributed disease in livestock in South America but knowledge about the epidemiology and the intermediate hosts is relatively scarce in Ecuador. For three months, lymnaeid snails were sampled (n = 1482) in Pichincha Province at two sites located in a highly endemic area. Snails were identified (based on morphology and ITS-2 sequences) and the infection status was established through microscopic dissection and a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based technique. Techniques based on morphology were not useful to accurately name the collected snail species...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660622/palliative-care-access-for-hospitalized-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease-across-the-united-states
#13
Barret Rush, Keith R Walley, Leo Anthony Celi, Neil Rajoriya, Mayur Brahmania
OBJECTIVE: Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) often have a high symptom burden. Historically, palliative care (PC) services have been underutilized in this population. We investigated the use of PC services in patients with ESLD hospitalized across the United States. METHODS: We utilized the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to conduct a retrospective nationwide cohort analysis. All patients >18 years of age admitted with ESLD, defined as those with at least two liver decompensation events, were included in the analysis...
June 29, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652281/implementation-of-a-school-based-educational-program-to-increase-breast-cancer-awareness-and-promote-intergenerational-transmission-of-knowledge-in-a-rural-mexican-community
#14
Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, David D Smith, Maria Patricia Rojo-Castillo, Arti Hurria, Alba Milena Pavas-Vivas, Rina Gitler-Weingarten, Alejandro Mohar, Yanin Chavarri-Guerra
BACKGROUND: Rural women have limited access to breast cancer education, which partially contributes to late diagnosis and treatment. In this pilot study, we tested the feasibility of implementing a school-based breast cancer educational program for adolescents in a rural Mexican community. We hypothesized that the adolescents' knowledge on breast cancer would increase as a result of the program, and that there would be intergenerational transmission of that knowledge to their older female relatives...
June 26, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644320/in-reply
#15
Barret Rush, Pawel Martinka, Robert C McDermid, John H Boyd, Leo Anthony Celi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643082/the-influence-of-solar-power-plants-on-microclimatic-conditions-and-the-biotic-community-in-chilean-desert-environments
#16
Anna Suuronen, Christian Muñoz-Escobar, Anssi Lensu, Markku Kuitunen, Natalia Guajardo Celis, Pablo Espinoza Astudillo, Marcos Ferrú, Andrés Taucare-Ríos, Marcelo Miranda, Jussi V K Kukkonen
The renewable energy sector is growing at a rapid pace in northern Chile and the solar energy potential is one of the best worldwide. Therefore, many types of solar power plant facilities are being built to take advantage of this renewable energy resource. Solar energy is considered a clean source of energy, but there are potential environmental effects of solar technology, such as landscape fragmentation, extinction of local biota, microclimate changes, among others. To be able to minimize environmental impacts of solar power plants, it is important to know what kind of environmental conditions solar power plants create...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642655/the-influence-of-passive-tobacco-exposure-and-physical-exercise-on-bone-tissue-of-young-rats
#17
Regina Celi Trindade Camargo, Regiane Rocha Costalonga, Mário Jefferson Quirino Louzada, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes, José Carlos Silva Camargo, Jacqueline Bexiga Urban
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of passive smoking during pregnancy and associated with swimming on bone area growth, bone mineral density (BMD), and bone mineral content (BMC). METHODS: The offspring was grouped by control matrices (G1) and passive smokers (G2). The offspring was regrouped in eight subgroups, with exposure to smoking (2x/day) and physical exercise (1 session/day), respecting the group of matrices in: sedentary control (G1CS and G2CS), swimming control (G1CN and G2CN), sedentary passive smoker (G1FS and G2FS), and passive smoker swimmer (G1FN and G2FN)...
March 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642040/global-geriatric-oncology-achievements-and-challenges
#18
REVIEW
Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Nienke A de Glas, Tina Hsu, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Christopher Steer, Ana Patricia Navarrete-Reyes, Nicolo Matteo Luca Battisti, Yanin Chavarri-Guerra, Anita O'Donovan, Jose Alberto Avila-Funes, Arti Hurria
The aging of the population is a global challenge. The number of older adults is rapidly growing, leading to an increase in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases associated with aging, such as cancer. Worldwide, older adults account for approximately half of all cancer cases, and this proportion is projected to increase globally. Furthermore, the majority of older adults live in less developed regions, where health systems are generally ill-equipped to provide care for complex chronic conditions. Worldwide, there is paucity of geriatric training, and most of the oncology workforce lacks the skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive care for older patients...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633082/role-of-indigenous-microbiota-from-heavily-contaminated-sediments-in-the-bioprecipitation-of-arsenic
#19
Erika E Rios-Valenciana, Roberto Briones-Gallardo, Luis F Cházaro-Ruiz, Nadia Martínez-Villegas, Lourdes B Celis
High arsenic concentrations have been detected in alluvial aquifers of arid and semi-arid zones in Mexico. This work describes the potential of microbial arsenate reduction of the indigenous community present in sediments from an arsenic contaminated aquifer. Microcosms assays were conducted to evaluate arsenate and sulfate-reducing activities of the native microbiota. Two different sediments were used as inoculum in the assays amended with lactate (10mM) as electron donor and with sulfate and arsenate (10mM each) as electron acceptors...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620021/correction-for-wolff-et-al-cell-type-dependent-regulation-of-mtorc1-by-redd1-and-the-tumor-suppressors-tsc1-tsc2-and-lkb1-in-response-to-hypoxia
#20
Nicholas C Wolff, Silvia Vega-Rubin-de-Celis, Xian-Jin Xie, Diego H Castrillon, Wareef Kabbani, James Brugarolas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
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