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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934299/a-novel-copro-diagnostic-molecular-method-for-qualitative-detection-and-identification-of-parasitic-nematodes-in-amphibians-and-reptiles
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Lucas G Huggins, Christopher J Michaels, Sheena M Cruickshank, Richard F Preziosi, Kathryn J Else
Anthropogenic disturbance via resource acquisition, habitat fragmentation and climate change, amongst other factors, has led to catastrophic global biodiversity losses and species extinctions at an accelerating rate. Amphibians are currently one of the worst affected classes with at least a third of species categorised as being threatened with extinction. At the same time, they are also critically important for many habitats and provide man with a powerful proxy for ecosystem health by acting as a bioindicator group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932978/biobutanol-production-from-apple-pomace-the-importance-of-pretreatment-methods-on-the-fermentability-of-lignocellulosic-agro-food-wastes
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María Hijosa-Valsero, Ana I Paniagua-García, Rebeca Díez-Antolínez
Apple pomace was studied as a possible raw material for biobutanol production. Five different soft physicochemical pretreatments (autohydrolysis, acids, alkalis, organic solvents and surfactants) were compared in a high-pressure reactor, whose working parameters (temperature, time and reagent concentration) were optimised to maximise the amount of simple sugars released and to minimise inhibitor generation. The pretreated biomass was subsequently subjected to a conventional enzymatic treatment to complete the hydrolysis...
September 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932975/the-effect-of-a-geriatric-evaluation-on-treatment-decisions-for-older-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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N M Verweij, E T D Souwer, A H W Schiphorst, H A Maas, J E A Portielje, A Pronk, F van den Bos, M E Hamaker
BACKGROUND: Treating elderly colorectal cancer patients can be challenging. It is very important to carefully weigh the risks and benefits of potential treatments in individual patients. This treatment decision making can be guided by geriatric consultation. Our aim was to assess the effect of a geriatric evaluation on treatment decisions for older patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Colorectal cancer patients who were referred for a geriatric consultation between 2013 and 2015 in three Dutch teaching hospitals were included in a prospective database...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931095/-new-recommendations-in-oncocardiology
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Csaba András Nagy, Mária Lódi, Ingrid Balogh, Dániel Czuriga, Judit Kocsis
It is well-known that modern oncotherapy significantly reduced the mortality of malignant diseases. However, serious side effects of the applied cancer therapies have evolved, which may adversely affect the cardiovascular system. Early side effects often limit therapeutic success of oncotherapy and may require treatment interruption, while late-onset side effects can adversely influence the long-term survival of patients recovering from cancer. Oncocardiology is a new medical field gaining more and more attention...
September 20, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929297/discontinuous-permeable-adsorptive-barrier-design-and-cost-analysis-a-methodological-approach-to-optimisation
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Giovanni Francesco Santonastaso, Immacolata Bortone, Simeone Chianese, Armando Di Nardo, Michele Di Natale, Alessandro Erto, Despina Karatza, Dino Musmarra
The following paper presents a method to optimise a discontinuous permeable adsorptive barrier (PAB-D). This method is based on the comparison of different PAB-D configurations obtained by changing some of the main PAB-D design parameters. In particular, the well diameters, the distance between two consecutive passive wells and the distance between two consecutive well lines were varied, and a cost analysis for each configuration was carried out in order to define the best performing and most cost-effective PAB-D configuration...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929177/-falsified-pharmaceutical-products-legislative-measures-in-the-european-union-and-in-germany
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REVIEW
Burkhard Sträter
Falsified pharmaceutical products are multi-faceted and driven by great criminal power. The health risks for patients who are frequently very seriously ill are high. The problem in Europe has been recognised. The European Union has created statutory requirements that considerably improve and tighten the system of manufacturing, distribution and documentation, and of pharmaceutical product authorisations. The traceability of each package via safety features is strengthened and made binding by detailed delegated legislation...
September 19, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928116/optimising-the-efficacy-of-gait-retraining
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EDITORIAL
Irene Davis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927603/optimisation-of-a-novel-glass-alginate-hydrogel-for-the-treatment-of-intracranial-aneurysms
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S A Brady, E K Fox, C Lally, O M Clarkin
The current gold standard for aneurysm treatment is endovascular coiling. However, recurrence is observed in over 20% of cases. A novel hydrogel has been developed to treat aneurysms. This hydrogel is composed of a polymeric alginate, a novel ion releasing glass and glucono-delta-lactone. This is an internally setting alginate hydrogel, wherein the setting rate can be controlled by both the glass and the alginate chemistry. The aim of this work is to examine the effect of each component of the hydrogel and optimise the composition of the hydrogel, specifically the alginate molecular weight, M/G ratio and concentration...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926581/imaging-grafted-cells-with-18f-fhbg-using-an-optimized-hsv1-tk-mammalian-expression-vector-in-a-brain-injury-rodent-model
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Anne-Sophie Salabert, Laurence Vaysse, Marie Beaurain, Mathieu Alonso, Germain Arribarat, Jean-Albert Lotterie, Isabelle Loubinoux, Mathieu Tafani, Pierre Payoux
INTRODUCTION: Cell transplantation is an innovative therapeutic approach after brain injury to compensate for tissue damage. To have real-time longitudinal monitoring of intracerebrally grafted cells, we explored the feasibility of a molecular imaging approach using thymidine kinase HSV1-TK gene encoding and [18F]FHBG as a reporter probe to image enzyme expression. METHODS: A stable neuronal cell line expressing HSV1-TK was developed with an optimised mammalian expression vector to ensure long-term transgene expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926028/achieving-an-optimal-allocation-of-resources-for-animal-health-surveillance-intervention-and-disease-mitigation
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B Hasler, A Delabouglise, S Babo Martins
The primary role of animal health economics is to inform decision-making by determining optimal investments for animal health. Animal health surveillance produces information to guide interventions. Consequently, investments in surveillance and intervention must be evaluated together. This article explores the different theoretical frameworks and methods developed to assess and optimise the spending of resources in surveillance and intervention and their technical interdependence. The authors present frameworks that define the relationship between health investment and losses due to disease, and the relationship between surveillance and intervention resources...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925263/partially-reversible-photo-induced-chemical-changes-in-a-mixed-ion-perovskite-material-for-solar-cells
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Ute B Cappel, Sebastian Svanström, Valeria Lanzilotto, Fredrik Oskar Lars Johansson, Kerttu Aitola, Bertrand Philippe, Erika Giangrisostomi, Ruslan Ovsyannikov, Torsten Leitner, Alexander Foehlisch, Svante Svensson, Nils Mårtensson, Gerrit Boschloo, Andreas Lindblad, Håkan Rensmo
Metal halide perovskites have emerged as materials of high interest for solar energy to electricity conversion and in particular the use of mixed ion structures has led to high power conversion efficiencies and improved stability. For this reason, it is important develop means to obtain atomic level understanding of the photo-induced behaviour of these materials including processes such as photo-induced phase separation and ion migration. In this paper, we implement a new methodology combining visible laser illumination of a mixed-ion perovskite ((FAPbI3)0...
September 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924983/synergistic-configuration-of-diols-as-br%C3%A3-nsted-bases
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Ye-Jin Kim, Surajit Rakshit, Geun Young Jin, Prasun Ghosh, Young Min Lee, Won-Woo Park, Yung Sam Kim, Oh-Hoon Kwon
As viscous hydroxylic organic compounds, diols are of interest for their functional molecular conformation, which is based on inter- and intramolecular hydrogen (H)-bonds. By utilising steady-state electronic and vibrational spectroscopy, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, and computational analyses, we report the association of the hydroxyl groups of diols via intra- or intermolecular H-bonds to enhance their reactivity as a base. Whereas the formation of an intermolecularly H-bonded dimer is requisite for diols of weak intramolecular H-bond to extract a proton from a model strong photoacid, a well-configured single diol molecule having an optimised intramolecular H-bond is revealed to serve as an effective Brønsted base with increased basicity...
September 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924423/vegan-diets-practical-advice-for-athletes-and-exercisers
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REVIEW
David Rogerson
With the growth of social media as a platform to share information, veganism is becoming more visible, and could be becoming more accepted in sports and in the health and fitness industry. However, to date, there appears to be a lack of literature that discusses how to manage vegan diets for athletic purposes. This article attempted to review literature in order to provide recommendations for how to construct a vegan diet for athletes and exercisers. While little data could be found in the sports nutrition literature specifically, it was revealed elsewhere that veganism creates challenges that need to be accounted for when designing a nutritious diet...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923762/translating-basic-research-into-clinical-practice-vitamin-d-in-asthma-mechanisms-of-action-and-considerations-for-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Paul E Pfeffer, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
There is increasing interest in the therapeutic utility of vitamin D in asthma, supported by a significant body of evidence on epidemiological associations between vitamin D insufficiency and worse asthma control. In support of a causal relationship, vitamin D beneficially modulates diverse immunological pathways in heterogeneous asthma endotypes, regulating the actions of lymphocytes, mast cells, antigen-presenting cells and structural cells to dampen excessive inflammatory responses. Allergic asthma is characterised by a failure of immune tolerance, and development of pathological responses to inhaled aeroallergens, and vitamin D has been extensively shown to support immune regulation...
September 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923473/virtual-surgery-for-patients-with-nasal-obstruction-use-of-computational-fluid-dynamics-mecomland-%C3%A2-digbody-%C3%A2-noseland-%C3%A2-to-document-objective-flow-parameters-and-optimise-surgical-results
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Manuel A Burgos, Maria Agustina Sevilla García, Enrique Sanmiguel Rojas, Carlos Del Pino, Carlos Fernández Velez, Francisco Piqueras, Francisco Esteban Ortega
INTRODUCTION: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a mathematical tool to analyse airflow. We present a novel CFD software package to improve results following nasal surgery for obstruction. METHODS: A group of engineers in collaboration with otolaryngologists have developed a very intuitive CFD software package called MeComLand®, which uses the patient's cross-sectional (tomographic) images, thus showing in detail results originated by CFD such as airflow distributions, velocity profiles, pressure, or wall shear stress...
September 15, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923037/asthma-hospitalisation-trends-from-2010-to-2015-variation-among-rural-and-metropolitan-australians
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Daniel Terry, Shalley Robins, Samantha Gardiner, Ruby Wyett, Md Rafiqul Islam
BACKGROUND: Asthma remains a leading cause of illness, where primary care can assist to reduce hospitalisations through prevention, controlling acute episodes, and overall management of asthma. In Victoria, Asthma hospitalisations were as high as 3.1 hospitalisations per 1000 population in 1993-94. The primary aims of this study are to: determine if changes in asthma hospitalisations have occurred between 2010 and 2015; determine the key factors that impact asthma hospitalisation over time; and verify whether rural and urban asthma hospitalisations are disparate...
September 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922684/-rbc-transfusion-triggers-in-orthopaedic-lower-limb-arthroplasty
#17
Dirk Holten, Peter Zaar, Stefan Kessler
Introduction We implemented a hospital-wide mandatory RBC transfusion trigger checklist based on the haemoglobin level transfusion thresholds recommended by the German federal physicians board. Transfusion triggers, transfusion rates and hospital LOS in orthopaedic lower limb arthroplasty were compared before and after implementation of the transfusion trigger checklist. The goal was to evaluate the effect of this single and easy-to-implement intervention on transfusion rates in orthopaedic lower limb arthroplasty...
September 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
#18
Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921782/estimate-your-dose-raddose-3d
#19
Charles S Bury, Jonathan C Brooks-Bartlett, Steven P Walsh, Elspeth F Garman
We present the current status of RADDOSE-3D, a software tool allowing the estimation of the dose absorbed in a macromolecular crystallography diffraction experiment. The code allows a temporal and spatial dose contour map to be calculated for a crystal of any geometry and size as it is rotated in an X-ray beam, and gives several summary dose values: among them diffraction weighted dose. This allows experimenters to plan data collections which will minimise radiation damage effects by spreading the absorbed dose more homogeneously, and thus to optimise the use of their crystals...
September 16, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921738/partnering-to-change-the-world-for-people-with-haemophilia-7th-haemophilia-global-summit-madrid-spain-22-24-september-2016
#20
Gerry Dolan
The 7th Haemophilia Global Summit was held in Madrid, Spain, in September 2016. With a programme designed, for the 6th consecutive year, by a Scientific Steering Committee of haemophilia experts, the aim of the summit was to share optimal management strategies for haemophilia at all life stages and to provide an opportunity for specialists from across the haemophilia multidisciplinary care team to engage in discussion and debate with leading international experts on current and future areas of research. Topics covered ranged from the optimisation of haemophilia management, emerging issues in clinical care, practical approaches and future perspectives, in addition to patient engagement and empowerment in modern haemophilia care...
October 2017: European Journal of Haematology
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