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Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Paol Rojas, Hipólito Gutiérrez, Silvio Vera, Javier Castrodeza, Javier Tobar, L Renier Goncalves-Ramirez, Manuel Carrasco, Pablo Catala, José A San Román
AIMS: Empirically, transfemoral (TF) approach is the first choice for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We aimed to investigate whether transubclavian (TSc) and TF approaches present comparable major outcomes according to current evidence. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane database for studies with symptomatic aortic stenosis patients who underwent TAVI through TF or TSc/axillary access from January/2006 to January/2017...
January 3, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Nicolas Gauvrit, Fabien Mathy
The time-based resource sharing (TBRS) model is a prominent model of working memory that is both predictive and simple. TBRS is a mainstream decay-based model and the most susceptible to competition with interference-based models. A connectionist implementation of TBRS, TBRS*, has recently been developed. However, TBRS* is an enriched version of TBRS, making it difficult to test general characteristics resulting from TBRS assumptions. Here, we describe a novel model, TBRS2, built to be more transparent and simple than TBRS*...
February 2018: British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
Jeffrey D Simpson, Hunter DeBusk, Christopher Hill, Adam Knight, Harish Chander
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are a common orthopedic injury in military populations, which may be attributed to occupational demands and footwear. Minimalist military boots have become popular, but their influence on ground reaction force (GRF) attenuation capabilities during an ankle inversion perturbation are unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine potential differences in GRFs during an ankle inversion perturbation in a standard issue (STN) and minimalist military boot (MIN) before and after a simulated military workload...
November 22, 2017: Foot
Aldo Franco, Sanaz Dovell, Carolina Moller, Meghan Grandal, Evan Clark, Frank Marí
The mini-M conotoxins are peptidic scaffolds found in the venom of cones snails. These scaffolds are tightly folded structures held together by three disulfide bonds with a CC-C-C-CC arrangement (conotoxin framework III) and belong to the M Superfamily of conotoxins. Here we describe twenty-five mini-M conotoxins from the venom of Conus regius, a Western Atlantic worm-hunting cone snail species using transcriptomic and peptidomic analyses. These C. regius conotoxins belong to three different subtypes: M1, M2, and M3...
December 28, 2017: FEBS Journal
Daniel Kaiser, Marius V Peelen
To optimize processing, the human visual system utilizes regularities present in naturalistic visual input. One of these regularities is the relative position of objects in a scene (e.g., a sofa in front of a television), with behavioral research showing that regularly positioned objects are easier to perceive and to remember. Here we use fMRI to test how positional regularities are encoded in the visual system. Participants viewed pairs of objects that formed minimalistic two-object scenes (e.g., a "living room" consisting of a sofa and television) presented in their regularly experienced spatial arrangement or in an irregular arrangement (with interchanged positions)...
December 22, 2017: NeuroImage
Xianyi Zhang, Tijs Delabastita, Joselien Lissens, Floor De Beenhouwer, Benedicte Vanwanseele
OBJECTIVES: To determine the differences in the morphology of foot soft tissues between runners using different types of running shoes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Thirty-eight recreational runners were divided into four groups based on running shoe type, namely, neutral shoes, motion control shoes, minimalistic shoes and neutral shoes with custom-made insoles. An arch height index and a relative arch deformation index were calculated for each participant...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Eric D Becraft, Tanja Woyke, Jessica Jarett, Natalia Ivanova, Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, Nicole Poulton, Julia M Brown, Joseph Brown, M C Y Lau, Tullis Onstott, Jonathan A Eisen, Duane Moser, Ramunas Stepanauskas
Recent advances in single-cell genomic and metagenomic techniques have facilitated the discovery of numerous previously unknown, deep branches of the tree of life that lack cultured representatives. Many of these candidate phyla are composed of microorganisms with minimalistic, streamlined genomes lacking some core metabolic pathways, which may contribute to their resistance to growth in pure culture. Here we analyzed single-cell genomes and metagenome bins to show that the "Candidate phylum Rokubacteria," formerly known as SPAM, represents an interesting exception, by having large genomes (6-8 Mbps), high GC content (66-71%), and the potential for a versatile, mixotrophic metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
David Alfego, Andres Kriete
Cellular responses to energy stress involve activation of pro-survival signaling nodes, compensation in regulatory pathways and adaptations in organelle function. Specifically, energy restriction in quiescent cells (ERiQ) through energetic perturbations causes adaptive changes in response to reduced ATP, NAD+ and NADP levels in a regulatory network spanned by AKT, NF-κB, p53 and mTOR. Based on the experimental ERiQ platform, we have constructed a minimalistic theoretical model consisting of feedback motifs that enable investigation of stress-signaling pathways...
December 12, 2017: Biology
Gwendoline M David, Cybill Staentzel, Olivier Schlumberger, Marie-Jeanne Perrot-Minnot, Jean-Nicolas Beisel, Laurent Hardion
The round goby, Neogobius melanostomus, is a Ponto-Caspian fish considered as an invasive species in a wide range of aquatic ecosystems. To understand the role that parasites may play in its successful invasion across Western Europe, we investigated the parasitic diversity of the round goby along its invasion corridor, from the Danube to the Upper Rhine rivers, using data from literature and a molecular barcoding approach, respectively. Among 1666 parasites extracted from 179 gobies of the Upper Rhine, all of the 248 parasites barcoded on the c oxidase subunit I gene were identified as Pomphorhynchus laevis...
December 12, 2017: Parasitology
Claire E Brolan, Vannarath Te, Nadia Floden, Peter S Hill, Lisa Forman
Since the new global health and development goal, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, and its nine targets and four means of implementation were introduced to the world through a United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution in September 2015, right to health practitioners have queried whether this goal mirrors the content of the human right to health in international law. This study examines the text of the UN SDG resolution, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, from a right to health minimalist and right to health maximalist analytic perspective...
2017: BMJ Global Health
Esteban A Panozzo-Zénere, Exequiel O J Porta, Gustavo Arrizabalaga, Lucía Fargnoli, Shabana I Khan, Babu L Tekwani, Guillermo R Labadie
The development of new chemical entities against the major diseases caused by parasites is highly desired. A library of thirty diamines analogs following a minimalist approach and supported by chemoinformatics tools have been prepared and evaluated against apicomplexan parasites. Different member of the series of N,N'-disubstituted aliphatic diamines shown in vitro activities at submicromolar concentrations and high levels of selectivity against Toxoplasma gondii and in chloroquine-sensitive and resistant-strains of Plasmodium falciparum...
December 2, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Y Xu, Q Hou, C Wang, T Simpson, B Bennett, S Russell
We aim to test how well modern nonhabitual barefoot people can adapt to barefoot and Minimalist Bare Foot Technology (MBFT) shoes, in regard to gait symmetry. 28 healthy university students (22 females/6 males) were recruited to walk on a 10-meter walkway randomly on barefoot, in MBFT shoes, and in neutral running shoes at their comfortable walking speed. Kinetic and kinematic data were collected using an 8-camera motion capture system. Data of joint angles, joint forces, and joint moments were extracted to compute a consecutive symmetry index...
2017: BioMed Research International
Alessandro Santuz, Antonis Ekizos, Lars Janshen, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, Adamantios Arampatzis
For most of our history, we predominantly ran barefoot or in minimalist shoes. The advent of modern footwear, however, might have introduced alterations in the motor control of running. The present study investigated shod and barefoot running under the perspective of the modular organization of muscle activation, in order to help addressing the neurophysiological factors underlying human locomotion. On a treadmill, 20 young and healthy inexperienced barefoot runners ran shod and barefoot at preferred speed (2...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
Said Rabbani, Brigitte Fiege, Deniz Eris, Marleen Silbermann, Roman Peter Jakob, Giulio Navarra, Timm Maier, Beat Ernst
For many biological processes such as ligand binding, enzymatic catalysis, or protein folding, allosteric regulation of protein conformation and dynamics is fundamentally important. One example is the bacterial adhesin FimH, where the C-terminal pilin domain exerts negative allosteric control over binding of the N-terminal lectin domain to mannosylated ligands on host cells. When the lectin and pilin domains are separated under shear stress, the FimH-ligand interaction switches in a so-called catch-bond mechanism from low to high affinity state...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Hector Flores-Romero, Miguel Garcia-Porras, Gorka Basañez
Despite intensive research effort, how the paradigmatic proapoptotic protein BAX forms lethal apoptotic pores at the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM) remains incompletely understood. Here, we used biophysical tools and minimalist model systems to identify the specific regions in BAX driving apoptotic pore formation, and to gain more insight into underlying mechanisms. Fluorescence mapping revealed that fully active BAX adopts a BH3-in-groove dimeric conformation in MOM-like membranes, with BAX α4-α5 helices belonging to its core domain inserting deeper into the membrane lipid bilayer than BAX α6-α8 helices belonging to its latch domain...
November 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
V Gómez Tello, J Ruiz Moreno, M Weiss, E González Marín, P Merino de Cos, N Franco Garrobo, A Alonso Ovies, J C Montejo González, T Iber, G Marx, V Córcoles González, F Gordo Vidal, E Palencia Herrejón, J Roca Guiseris
Departments of Critical Care Medicine are characterized by high medical assistance costs and great complexity. Published recommendations on determining the needs of medical staff in the DCCM are based on low levels of evidence and attribute excessive significance to the structural/welfare approach (physician-to-beds ratio), thus generating incomplete and minimalistic information. The Spanish Society of Intensive Care Medicine and Coronary Units established a Technical Committee of experts, the purpose of which was to draft recommendations regarding requirements for medical professionals in the ICU...
November 21, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
Ł Okruszek, M Wordecha, M Jarkiewicz, B Kossowski, J Lee, A Marchewka
BACKGROUND: Recognition of communicative interactions is a complex social cognitive ability which is associated with a specific neural activity in healthy individuals. However, neural correlates of communicative interaction processing from whole-body motion have not been known in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ). Therefore, the current study aims to examine the neural activity associated with recognition of communicative interactions in SCZ by using displays of the dyadic interactions downgraded to minimalistic point-light presentations...
November 27, 2017: Psychological Medicine
Yan Wang, Xiaoe Lu, Pin Zhao, Jing Jiang, Linong Yao
Objective To investigate the effect of preproenkephalin-minimalistic immunologically defined gene expression-nuclear localization signal (PPENK-MIDGE-NLS) vector postconditioning on mitophagy during myocardial ischemia reperfusion in rats. Methods Forty male SD rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: sham operation group, ischemia reperfusion group, PPENK-MIDGE-NLS group and Control-MIDGE-NLS group. Myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury model was induced by ligating left anterior descending branch of coronary artery (LAD)...
October 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Neelaiah Siddaraju
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July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Pamela Nadash, Nina M Silverstein, Frank Porell
This paper reports on a process evaluation using mixed methods to assess a Dementia Care Coordination Program, which is distinctive in using the medical system, rather than direct outreach, to identify and refer families to supports provided by an Alzheimer's Association chapter via dedicated care consultants. One care consultant received referrals from individual physicians, while the other, employed by a health plan, received referrals from health plan case managers. Through key informant interviews, focus groups, and physician and caregiver surveys, we identified key issues, finding high rates of stakeholder satisfaction, but some practical issues around information sharing and data tracking...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
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