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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738669/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-a-transfer-interhemispheric-training-programme-in-the-early-stages-of-fencing-training
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Mateusz Witkowski, Michał Bronikowski, Agnieszka Nowik, Maciej Tomczak, Jan Strugarek
BACKGROUND: A high level of motor coordination (with an emphasis on the accuracy of hand movements) is an important part of fencers' training. Research on motor coordination shows that both hemispheres of the brain are involved in controlling the action of each of the upper limbs. As the physical training of one hand is believed to significantly increase the performance of the other (untrained) hand [14], the authors attempt to verify the hypothesis that specialized training of the nondominant limb can improve the performance of the dominant hand in fencing...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738631/a-review-aptamer-based-analytical-strategies-using-the-nanomaterials-for-environmental-and-human-monitoring-of-toxic-heavy-metals
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REVIEW
Leila Farzin, Mojtaba Shamsipur, Shahab Sheibani
Recent developments in biotechnology offer the new methods for the sensitive detection of heavy metals based on the affinity and specificity of aptamers, as nucleic acid ligands selected from random sequence pools in vitro. Heavy metals have received considerable importance as the most toxic metallic pollutants which may cause serious environmental damages. They are classified as trace elements because of their presence in trace concentrations in various environmental matrices. Thus, the precise and sensitive methods to detect heavy metals are important to ensure human and environment safety...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738572/sequential-determination-of-nickel-and-cadmium-in-tobacco-molasses-and-refill-solutions-for-e-cigarettes-samples-by-molecular-fluorescence
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María Carolina Talio, Magdalena Alesso, Mariano Acosta, Verónica S Wills, Liliana P Fernández
In this work, a new procedure was developed for separation and preconcentration of nickel(II) and cadmium(II) in several and varied tobacco samples. Tobacco samples were selected considering the main products consumed by segments of the population, in particular the age (youth) and lifestyle of the consumer. To guarantee representative samples, a randomized strategy of sampling was used. In the first step, a chemofiltration on nylon membrane is carried out employing eosin (Eo) and carbon nanotubes dispersed in sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) solution (phosphate buffer pH 7)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738542/protective-effects-of-tannic-acid-on-acute-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-involvement-of-suppression-in-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis
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Jianping Zhang, Lijing Cui, Xue Han, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Xi Chu, Fenghua Zhang, Ying Zhang, Li Chu
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a highly effective drug, but its cardiotoxicity restricts its therapeutic index. Oxidative stress is the major etiopathological factor in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Tannic acid (TA) has various anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities. The purpose of the study was to survey the possible effects of TA against acute DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Male Sprague-Dawleyrats were randomly divided into five groups: control, DOX (10mg/kg) alone, DOX with TA (20 and 40mg/kg), or DOX withcaptopril (30mg/kg) treatments...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738538/diosmin-improved-cognitive-deficit-and-amplified-brain-electrical-activity-in-the-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Mohammad Ali Mirshekar, Hamed Fanaei, Fereshteh Keikhaei, Fatemeh Sargolzaee Javan
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the main causes of intellectual and cognitive disabilities in humans. Clinically, it is essential to limit the progress of cognitive impairment after TBI. It is reported that diosmin has a neuroprotective effect that can limit the progress of the impairment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of diosmin on neurological score, memory, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) level and long-term potentiation in hippocampal dentate gyrus after the injury...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738509/ambient-sediment-quality-conditions-in-minnesota-lakes-usa-effects-of-watershed-parameters-and-aquatic-health-implications
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Judy L Crane
Surficial sediments were collected from 50 randomly selected Minnesota lakes, plus four a priori reference lakes, in 2007. The lakes encompassed broad geographic coverage of the state and included a variety of major land uses in the surrounding watersheds. Sediment samples were analyzed for a suite of metals, metalloids, persistent organic pollutants, total organic carbon, and particle size fractions. In addition, a small fish survey was conducted to assess PBDEs in both whole fish and fish tissues. Sediment quality in this set of lakes ranged from good (43%) to moderate (57%) based on an integrative measure of multiple contaminants...
July 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738497/oeanolic-acid-protects-against-the-hepatotoxicity-of-d-galactosame-plus-endotoxin-in-mice
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Xiao-Li Wan, Yuan-Fu Lu, Shang-Fu Xu, Qin Wu, Jie Liu
Oleanolic acid (OA) is a triterpenoid contained in many herbal medicines. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of OA against D-galactosame plus lipopolysaccharides (D-GalN/LPS)-induced acute liver injury and the underling mechanisms. Mice were randomly divided into normal control with vehicles only (corn oil), D-GalN/LPS only (700mg/10μg/kg, ip), OA-po (200μmol/kg in corn oil, po) plus D-GalN/LPS, and OA-sc (50μmol/kg in 2% tween 80, sc) plus D-GalN/LPS groups. OA pretreatment was conducted twice daily for 4 consecutive days...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738490/-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-ultrafiltration-for-patients-with-heart-failure-results-from-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-study
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X L Shen, L B Y Zu, L Li, J Ma, B J Zhang, S B Jiang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrafiltration in patients with heart failure. Methods: One hundred and thirty four cases of patients with heart failure, who hospitalized in our hospital from June 2010 to June 2016 were enrolled in this study. Random serial number was generated using SPSS 22.0 software, patients were then randomly divided into control group and ultrafiltration group with the proportion of 1∶1 (67 cases in each group). Patients in the control group received standard therapy...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738461/-role-of-maternal-drug-use-and-environmental-exposure-during-pregnancy-and-delivery-pattern-in-allergic-infants-and-toddlers
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S Wang, H S Wang, J X Jiang, Y Wang, T Xu
Objective: To understand correlation between maternal drug use and environmental exposure during pregnancy and delivery pattern and allergy in infants and toddlers, and provide theoretical bases for the early prevention and intervention of infantile allergies. Methods: Case control study based on cross-sectional investigation was conducted. Thirty-three cities were selected in China. Randomly cluster sampling method was used to select a community in each city as the study sample, the women with infants aged 0-24 months were interviewed in the form of face-to-face questionnaire survey...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738446/single-stage-versus-two-stage-arteriovenous-loop-microsurgical-reconstruction-a-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Rebecca Knackstedt, Rachel Aliotta, James Gatherwright, Risal Djohan, Brian Gastman, Graham Schwarz, Mark Hendrickson, Raffi Gurunluoglu
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous (AV) loops can be utilized in a single- or two-stage approach in free flap reconstruction when proper vessels are not available. However, there exists no consensus on which method leads to superior microsurgical and patient outcomes. The purpose of this article was to review single- versus two-stage AV loops utilized in free flap reconstruction with a focus on complications and overall outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of AV loops for autologous free tissue transfer was conducted...
July 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738421/cardiovascular-disease-among-transgender-adults-receiving-hormone-therapy-a-narrative-review
#11
Carl G Streed, Omar Harfouch, Francoise Marvel, Roger S Blumenthal, Seth S Martin, Monica Mukherjee
Recent reports estimate that 0.6% of adults in the United States, or approximately 1.4 million persons, identify as transgender. Despite gains in rights and media attention, the reality is that transgender persons experience health disparities, and a dearth of research and evidence-based guidelines remains regarding their specific health needs. The lack of research to characterize cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors in transgender populations receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) limits appropriate primary and specialty care...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738407/pain-and-learning-in-primary-school-a-population-based-study
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Silja Kosola, Lisa K Mundy, Susan M Sawyer, Louise Canterford, Danielle A van der Windt, Kate M Dunn, George C Patton
Despite the frequency of pain among children, little is known about its effects on learning and school outcomes. The objective of this study was to quantify the association of pain and academic achievement while taking into account the presence of co-occurring emotional symptoms. A population-based stratified random sample of 1239 students aged 8 to 9 years from primary schools in Melbourne, Australia, was recruited for the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study. Children indicated sites of pain that had lasted for a day or longer in the past month using a pain manikin...
June 21, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738397/effects-of-self-management-education-through-telephone-follow-up-in-diabetic-patients
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Mahmood Namjoo Nasab, Abbas Ghavam, Abbas Yazdanpanah, Fereidoun Jahangir, Nasrin Shokrpour
It is expected that the number of people living with diabetes rise especially in low- and middle-income countries. In Iran, more than four million adults have diabetes mellitus, and self-management education is essential for effective diabetes self-care. This study aimed to investigate the effect of self-management education with telephone follow-up in diabetic patients of rural areas of Fars province in Lamerd city, Iran. In this experimental study, 64 participants were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups (32 patients for each group)...
July 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738387/false-negative-rate-of-papanicolaou-testing-a-national-survey-from-the-thai-society-of-cytology
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Supinda Koonmee, Andrey Bychkov, Somruetai Shuangshoti, Kanyaprin Bhummichitra, Wanwisa Himakhun, Anant Karalak, Samreung Rangdaeng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of Papanicolaou smear screening in Thailand at the national level, and to propose recommendations for continuing quality control. STUDY DESIGN: This study was conducted by The Thai Society of Cytology and involved 124 laboratories in 76 provinces during 2010-2014. Random sampling suggested recalling of 10% of slides defined as negative at routine screenings (10% random rescreening [R10] model) directly from the reading unit...
July 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738376/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-cognitive-training-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Maria Grazia Grasso, Marco Broccoli, Paolo Casillo, Sheila Catani, Luca Pace, Alessandra Pompa, Francesco Rizzi, Elio Troisi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in a group of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS: Thirty-four patients were included in this study and randomly allocated either to treatment with multidisciplinary rehabilitation plus cognitive training or to treatment with multidisciplinary rehabilitation alone. RESULTS: After 3 months of cognitive treatment, the patients assigned to the rehabilitation plus cognitive training group displayed an improvement in the cognitive test of executive function and a marked improvement in quality of life (QoL)...
July 24, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738356/thermal-preconditioning-may-prevent-tendon-adhesion-by-up-regulating-hsp72-in-rats
#16
Yang Tan, Qin-Fen Wu, Qiang Wu, Xin-Ti Tan, Liao-Bin Chen, Xin Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aims to determine the effects of thermal preconditioning on tendon adhesion by regulating the expression of heat shock protein 72 (HSP72) in rat models. METHODS: Sixty male Wistar rats were collected and randomly assigned into the thermal preconditioning and control groups. During the 4th and 8th weeks following surgery, 15 rats were sacrificed in each period respectively, and their tendon adhesion was observed and evaluated. Biomechanical testing was performed to measure the tensile strength and gliding distance of tendons...
July 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738293/oxytocin-effects-on-emotional-response-to-others-faces-via-serotonin-system-in-autism-a-pilot-study
#17
Mina Fukai, Tetsu Hirosawa, Mitsuru Kikuchi, Yasuomi Ouchi, Tetsuya Takahashi, Yuko Yoshimura, Yoshiaki Miyagishi, Hirotaka Kosaka, Masamichi Yokokura, Etsuji Yoshikawa, Tomoyasu Bunai, Yoshio Minabe
The oxytocin (OT)-related serotonergic system is thought to play an important role in the etiology and social symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, no evidence exists for the relation between the prosocial effect of chronic OT administration and the brain serotonergic system. Ten male subjects with ASD were administered OT for 8-10 weeks in an open-label, single-arm, non-randomized, uncontrolled manner. Before and during the OT treatment, positron emission tomography was used with the ((11)C)-3-amino-4-(2-[(demethylamino)methyl]phenylthio)benzonitrile((11)C-DASB) radiotracer...
June 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738266/adhd-symptoms-impact-smoking-outcomes-and-withdrawal-in-response-to-varenicline-treatment-for-smoking-cessation
#18
L Cinnamon Bidwell, Hollis C Karoly, Kent E Hutchison, Angela D Bryan
INTRODUCTION: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is associated with nicotine dependence and difficulty quitting smoking. Few cessation trials specifically consider the impact of ADHD on treatment outcomes, including those testing established pharmacological therapies, such as varenicline. METHODS: The current study focused on the impact of pretreatment ADHD inattention (IN) and hyperactivity-impulsivity (HI) symptoms on treatment outcome in a randomized controlled trial of varenicline [N=205, average age=34...
July 18, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738243/both-facilitatory-and-inhibitory-impairments-underlie-age-related-differences-of-proactive-cognitive-control-across-the-adult-lifespan
#19
Pascal W M Van Gerven, Petra P M Hurks, Jos J Adam
We investigated two components of proactive cognitive control, response facilitation and response inhibition, in an adult lifespan sample (N=544, age range=18-91years) by administering two response-preparation tasks: a procue task, primarily involving facilitation, and an anticue task, involving both facilitation and inhibition. Cues in both tasks corresponded with the index and middle fingers of either the left or right hand. After a random preparation interval (PI) of 100-850ms following the onset of the cue signal, a single-target stimulus indicated the required response...
July 21, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738156/coherent-random-lasing-from-the-dye-aggregates-in-pdms-thin-film
#20
Lihua Ye, Yangyang Feng, Zhixiang Cheng, Chunlei Wang, Changgui Lu, Yan-Qing Lu, YiPing Cui
The coherent random laser (CRL) from dye doped polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) has been investigated in both nanoparticles (NPs) doped thin film and pure dye thin film. Compared with the other works, the pump threshold is only 1.5 mJ/cm2 in the pure dye thin film with a low dye concentration. The micro-nano crystals of Pyrromethene 597 (PM597) dye spontaneously formed support both gain and random feedback in the bulk of the PDMS during the sample preparation. When the SiO2 NPs was doped, the pump threshold was reduced to 0...
July 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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