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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227825/real-time-autonomous-bladder-event-classification-and-closed-loop-control-from-single-channel-pressure-data
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Robert Karam, Swarup Bhunia, Steve Majerus, Steven W Brose, Margot S Damaser, Dennis Bourbeau, Robert Karam, Swarup Bhunia, Steve Majerus, Steven W Brose, Margot S Damaser, Dennis Bourbeau, Steve Majerus, Margot S Damaser, Robert Karam, Steven W Brose, Dennis Bourbeau, Swarup Bhunia
Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is a debilitating condition affecting millions worldwide, which significantly reduces quality of life. Neuromodulation of lower urinary tract nerves can be used to treat sensations of urgency in many subjects, including those with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Event driven, or conditional stimulation has been investigated as a possible improvement to the state-of-the-art open-loop stimulation systems available today. However, this requires a robust, adaptive, and noise-tolerant method of classifying bladder function from real-time bladder pressure measurements...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226268/recent-progress-in-diatom-genomics-and-epigenomics
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REVIEW
Leila Tirichine, Achal Rastogi, Chris Bowler
Diatoms are one of the most diverse and successful groups of phytoplankton at the base of the food chain, sustaining life in the ocean and performing vital biogeochemical functions. The last fifteen years have witnessed the comprehensive analysis of several diatom genomes, revealing that they bear traces of their endosymbiotic origins from algal and heterotrophic ancestors, as well as significant gene transfer from bacteria. Their chimeric genomes are further regulated by a range of chromatin-based processes that are characteristic of both plant and animal genomes...
February 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225505/nonrevascularizable-buttock-claudication-improved-with-sildenafil-a-case-report
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Loukman Omarjee, Audrey Camarzana, Samir Henni, Pierre Abraham
RATIONALE: Sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor (PDE5i), could represent a new treatment in addition to the medical treatment and advice to walk in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report a case of a 62-year-old heavy smoker man who developed a buttock claudication and a severe walking limitation following an aorto-bi-femoral bypass in 1992. Since 2003, each year, he has been referred for investigation of bilateral buttock claudication on treadmill using transcutaneous oxygen pressure (tcpO2) measurement during exercise to argue for the vascular origin of the walking impairment...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225494/a-unique-case-of-inflammatory-fibroid-polyp-in-the-duodenum-of-a-female-adolescent-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mauricio Giusti Calderon, Valéria Campos Caivano, Sauro Bagnaresi, José Ozório de Oliveira Lira, Rodrigo Daminello Raimundo, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, João Antonio Correa
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) is a very rare benign condition in children that can occur throughout the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterized as a polypoid lesion originating in the submucosa, composed of connective tissue and eosinophilic infiltrate. It is most common in the stomach and in adults between the fifth and seventh decades of life. Its occurrence is unusual in the duodenum. CASE SUMMARY: One case of duodenal IFP was described and the literature is reviewed with emphasis on the clinical and pathological features of IFP in children...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225104/coplanar-electrode-microfluidic-chip-enabling-accurate-sheathless-impedance-cytometry
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Adele De Ninno, Vito Errico, Francesca Romana Bertani, Luca Businaro, Paolo Bisegna, Federica Caselli
Microfluidic impedance cytometry offers a simple non-invasive method for single-cell analysis. Coplanar electrode chips are especially attractive due to ease of fabrication, yielding miniaturized, reproducible, and ultimately low-cost devices. However, their accuracy is challenged by the dependence of the measured signal on particle trajectory within the interrogation volume, that manifests itself as an error in the estimated particle size, unless any kind of focusing system is used. In this paper, we present an original five-electrode coplanar chip enabling accurate particle sizing without the need for focusing...
February 22, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222195/autoantibodies-against-mono-and-tri-methylated-lysine-display-similar-but-also-distinctive-characteristics
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Zhiqiang Wang, Younan Ma, Fan Liu, Linjie Chen, Ruitong Gao, Wei Zhang
Autoantibodies can be either harmful or beneficial to the body. The beneficial autoantibodies play important roles in immunosurveillance, clearance of body waste and maintenance of immune homeostasis. Despite their importance, however, people's knowledge on the protective autoantibodies is still very limited. In the current study, we examined two autoantibodies that recognized epitopes with only one amino acid. One was against mono-methylated lysine (Kme) and the other was against tri-methylated lysine (Kme3)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222036/vascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-retinal-arteriolar-narrowing-and-venular-widening-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Stuart Keel, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Konstandina Koklanis, Meri Vukicevic, Fergus Cameron, Laima Brazionis
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to describe the relationship of retinal arteriolar and venular calibre with vascular risk factors in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: In this hospital-based cross-sectional study, the medical files of 483 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes were audited to collect retinal images and relevant clinical data. Retinal vascular calibre was measured using standardised protocols. RESULTS: After multivariable adjustments, a vascular risk profile that included: older age, higher serum creatinine, higher systolic blood pressure (SBP), higher body mass index (BMI), abnormal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), lower high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol, longer duration of diabetes and higher serum sodium was associated with narrower central retinal artery equivalent (CRAE) (95% CI=-4...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221160/-urinary-lithiasis-the-patient-also-plays
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Juan Antonio Galán Llopis, Aleixandre Vergés Prósper, Helena Pérez-Seoane Ballester, Eva Escudero Fontano, Leonardo Tortolero Blanco
Renal lithiasis is known for its high incidence and prevalence, but mainly for its morbidity and recurrence. Despite a good indication and appropriate surgical treatment, the essential problem, the origin of the formation of the stones, generally persists and it is not uncommon that patients suffer multiple treatments and discomfort secondary to ancillary measures normally used to prevent complications. It is widely known, for consistency, that a prophylactic treatment with general or, in a smaller group of patients, specific measures are appropriate to diminish recurrences...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220826/different-brain-structures-associated-with-artistic-and-scientific-creativity-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Baoguo Shi, Xiaoqing Cao, Qunlin Chen, Kaixiang Zhuang, Jiang Qiu
Creativity is the ability to produce original and valuable ideas or behaviors. In real life, artistic and scientific creativity promoted the development of human civilization; however, to date, no studies have systematically investigated differences in the brain structures responsible for artistic and scientific creativity in a large sample. Using voxel-based morphometry (VBM), this study identified differences in regional gray matter volume (GMV) across the brain between artistic and scientific creativity (assessed by the Creative Achievement Questionnaire) in 356 young, healthy subjects...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220592/turkish-validation-of-the-urethral-stricture-surgery-specific-patient-reported-outcome-measure-uss-prom-with-supplemental-assessment-of-erectile-function-and-morbidity-due-to-oral-graft-harvesting
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Fikret Fatih Önol, Ahmet Bindayi, Ahmet Tahra, Ismail Basibuyuk, Sinasi Yavuz Onol
AIMS: We validated a Turkish language version of the urethral stricture surgery specific patient-reported outcome measure (USS-PROM) in men undergoing anterior urethroplasty. We also investigated changes in erectile function (EF) and quality of life (QoL) due to oral mucosa graft (OMG) harvesting. METHODS: The USS-PROM captures lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), health related QoL (HRQoL) with EQ-5D visual analogue scale (EQ-VAS). To evaluate EF and OMG morbidity, we used International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) and a self-completed questionnaire, respectively...
February 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220586/prevalence-of-anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-and-their-association-with-pelvic-floor-dysfunctions-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-at-a-pelvic-care-centre
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Desiree Vrijens, Bary Berghmans, Fred Nieman, Jim van Os, Gommert van Koeveringe, Carsten Leue
AIMS: Pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFDs), like voiding complaints, urinary and fecal incontinence, and prolapse, are prevalent and associated with decrease in quality of life. PFDs are often complex and multifactorial in origin showing interrelationships between different PFD and with affective conditions. The primary aim of this study is to describe the prevalence of affective complaints in a cohort of Pelvic Care Centre (PCC) patients. The secondary aim is to describe associations between PFDs and depression or anxiety...
February 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220521/indirect-treatment-comparison-itc-of-medical-therapies-for-an-overactive-bladder
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Aneta Obloza, Joshua Kirby, Derrick Yates, Philip Toozs-Hobson
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) is a chronic and prevalent condition which has a negative impact on Quality of Life. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence issued two documents which give slightly varying algorithms of pharmacotherapy for OAB, offering mirabegron as a possible treatment in certain circumstances. In the absence of trials involving a direct comparison of therapies, an indirect comparison can provide useful information on the difference in treatment effects between competing interventions...
February 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220399/leibniz-the-microscope-and-the-concept-of-preformation
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Alessandro Becchi
In recent years a certain emphasis has been put by some scholars on Leibniz's concern about empirical sciences and the relations between such concern and the development of his mature metaphysical system. In this paper I focus on Leibniz's interest for the microscope and the astonishing discoveries that such instrument made possible in the field of the life sciences during the last part of the Seventeenth century. The observation of physical bodies carried out by the "magnifying glasses" revealed a matter swarming everywhere with life and activity, contrary to the cartesian and atomistic view of matter as something sterile and passive...
March 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219473/needham-at-the-crossroads-history-politics-and-international-science-in-wartime-china-1942-1946
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Thomas Mougey
In 1946, the British biochemist Joseph Needham returned from a four-year stay in China. Needham scholars have considered this visit as a revelatory period that paved the way for his famous book series Science and Civilization in China (SCC). Surprisingly, however, Needham's actual time in China has remained largely unstudied over the last seventy years. As director of the Sino-British Scientific Cooperation Office, Needham travelled throughout Free China to promote cooperation between British and Chinese scientists to contain the Japanese invasion during the Second World War...
February 21, 2017: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219471/a-descriptive-analysis-of-tactical-casualty-care-interventions-performed-by-law-enforcement-personnel-in-the-state-of-wisconsin-2010-2015
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Chad M Stiles, Christopher Cook, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
: Introduction Based upon military experience, law enforcement has developed guidelines for medical care during high-threat conditions. The purpose of the current study was to provide a descriptive analysis of reported outcomes of law enforcement medical interventions. METHODS: This was a descriptive analysis of a convenience sample of cases submitted to the Wisconsin Tactical Medicine Initiative (Wisconsin USA), after the provision of successful patient care, between January 2010 and December 2015...
February 21, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219442/eplerenone-for-early-cardiomyopathy-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-results-of-a-two-year-open-label-extension-trial
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Subha V Raman, Kan N Hor, Wojciech Mazur, Xin He, John T Kissel, Suzanne Smart, Beth McCarthy, Sharon L Roble, Linda H Cripe
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). We recently showed in a 12-month double-blind randomized controlled trial that adding eplerenone to background medical therapy was cardioprotective in this population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of longer-term eplerenone therapy in boys with DMD. RESULTS: Eleven subjects (phase 1 baseline median [range] age: 13 [7 - 25] years) from the original 12-month trial at a single participating center were enrolled...
February 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219381/transformation-of-the-released-asbestos-carbon-fibers-and-carbon-nanotubes-from-composite-materials-and-the-changes-of-their-potential-health-impacts
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REVIEW
Jing Wang, Lukas Schlagenhauf, Ari Setyan
Composite materials with fibrous reinforcement often provide superior mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties than the matrix. Asbestos, carbon fibers and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been widely used in composites with profound impacts not only on technology and economy but also on human health and environment. A large number of studies have been dedicated to the release of fibrous particles from composites. Here we focus on the transformation of the fibrous fillers after their release, especially the change of the properties essential for the health impacts...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219215/-natural-history-of-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-worldwide-randomized-controlled-trials-of-mammography-screening
#18
X P Yue, J F Shi, A Y Mao, L Wang, H M Ma, L L Chen, J Zhu, X Cheng, M Dai
Objective: To parameterize the 1-year transition probabilities between different health status of the natural history of breast cancer based on the data of randomized controlled trial of X-ray mammography screening worldwide. Methods: Based on the breast cancer screening randomized controlled trials defined by a mammography screening review from the Cochrane 2013 and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a systematic review was initiated in PubMed by searching names of the key investigators of the trials, combined with the diseases, screening intervention and outcome indicators...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218887/pathology-of-serially-sacrificed-female-b6c3f1-mice-chronically-exposed-to-very-low-dose-rate-gamma-rays
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I B Tanaka, J Komura, S Tanaka
We have previously reported on life span shortening as well as increased incidence rates in several neoplasms in B6C3F1 mice that were continuously exposed to 21 mGy/day of gamma rays for 400 days. To clarify whether the life shortening was due to early appearance of neoplasms (shortened latency) or increased promotion/progression, 8-week-old female specific-pathogen-free B6C3F1 mice were gamma-ray irradiated at a low dose rate of 20 mGy/day for 400 days. At 100 days postirradiation, 60-90 mice were sacrificed, and thereafter every 100 days alongside the age-matched nonirradiated controls, for 700 days...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218802/non-invasive-ventilation-for-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Fidelma Moran, Judy M Bradley, Amanda J Piper
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation may be a means to temporarily reverse or slow the progression of respiratory failure in cystic fibrosis by providing ventilatory support and avoiding tracheal intubation. Using non-invasive ventilation, in the appropriate situation or individuals, can improve lung mechanics through increasing airflow and gas exchange and decreasing the work of breathing. Non-invasive ventilation thus acts as an external respiratory muscle. This is an update of a previously published review...
February 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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