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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441852/-clinical-presentation-of-kleine-levin-syndrome
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Y Hu, J Y Wang, X S Dong, J Li, H Yan, P P Wang, L Zhao, X Z Zhang, F Han
Objective: To analyze the clinical features of Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) patients. Methods: Clinical data of 44 patients with KLS of the Sleep Center of Peking University People's Hospital from January 2002 to July 2013 were systematically reviewed. The predisposing factors and clinical presentations were summarized, and compared with the data from a Western KLS study with a large subjects number. Nocturnal polysomnography (PSG) and multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) were conducted during relapse and remission period, respectively...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441828/-clinical-analysis-of-seven-cases-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors-in-children
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D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441748/convergent-validity-of-a-wearable-sensor-system-for-measuring-sub-task-performance-during-the-timed-up-and-go-test
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James Beyea, Chris A McGibbon, Andrew Sexton, Jeremy Noble, Colleen O'Connell
BACKGROUND: The timed-up-and-go test (TUG) is one of the most commonly used tests of physical function in clinical practice and for research outcomes. Inertial sensors have been used to parse the TUG test into its composite phases (rising, walking, turning, etc.), but have not validated this approach against an optoelectronic gold-standard, and to our knowledge no studies have published the minimal detectable change of these measurements. METHODS: Eleven adults performed the TUG three times each under normal and slow walking conditions, and 3 m and 5 m walking distances, in a 12-camera motion analysis laboratory...
April 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441390/parameters-tuning-of-pid-controller-for-automatic-voltage-regulators-using-the-african-buffalo-optimization
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Julius Beneoluchi Odili, Mohd Nizam Mohmad Kahar, A Noraziah
In this paper, an attempt is made to apply the African Buffalo Optimization (ABO) to tune the parameters of a PID controller for an effective Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR). Existing metaheuristic tuning methods have been proven to be quite successful but there were observable areas that need improvements especially in terms of the system's gain overshoot and steady steady state errors. Using the ABO algorithm where each buffalo location in the herd is a candidate solution to the Proportional-Integral-Derivative parameters was very helpful in addressing these two areas of concern...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441343/immune-stimulatory-effects-of-althaea-rosea-flower-extracts-through-the-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-raw264-7-cells
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Yon-Suk Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim, Weligala Pahalagedara Amila Srilal Nawarathna, Xin Dong, Woen-Bin Shin, Jin-Su Park, Sang-Ho Moon, Pyo-Jam Park
Althaea rosea (Linn.) is a medicinal plant from China and Korea that has been traditionally used to control inflammation, to stop bedwetting and as a mouthwash in cases of bleeding gums. Its flowers are employed medicinally for their emollient, demulcent and diuretic properties, which make them useful in chest complaints. Furthermore, a flower extract decoction is used to improve blood circulation, for the treatment of constipation, dysmenorrhoea, haemorrhages, etc. However, the possible mechanisms of the immune-stimulatory effect remains to be elucidated...
April 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441330/real-time-telemetry-system-for-monitoring-motion-of-ships-based-on-inertial-sensors
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José M Núñez, Marta G Araújo, I García-Tuñón
A telemetry system for real-time monitoring of the motions, position, speed and course of a ship at sea is presented in this work. The system, conceived as a subsystem of a radar cross-section measurement unit, could also be used in other applications as ships dynamics characterization, on-board cranes, antenna stabilizers, etc. This system was designed to be stand-alone, reliable, easy to deploy, low-cost and free of requirements related to stabilization procedures. In order to achieve such a unique combination of functionalities, we have developed a telemetry system based on redundant inertial and magnetic sensors and GPS (Global Positioning System) measurements...
April 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441328/a-gradient-field-pulsed-eddy-current-probe-for-evaluation-of-hidden-material-degradation-in-conductive-structures-based-on-lift-off-invariance
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Yong Li, Haoqing Jing, Ilham Mukriz Zainal Abidin, Bei Yan
Coated conductive structures are widely adopted in such engineering fields as aerospace, nuclear energy, etc. The hostile and corrosive environment leaves in-service coated conductive structures vulnerable to Hidden Material Degradation (HMD) occurring under the protection coating. It is highly demanded that HMD can be non-intrusively assessed using non-destructive evaluation techniques. In light of the advantages of Gradient-field Pulsed Eddy Current technique (GPEC) over other non-destructive evaluation methods in corrosion evaluation, in this paper the GPEC probe for quantitative evaluation of HMD is intensively investigated...
April 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441286/behavior-of-americium-in-simulated-wounds-in-nonhuman-primates
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Deepesh Poudel, Raymond A Guilmette, Luiz Bertelli, John A Klumpp, Richard R Brey
An americium solution injected intramuscularly into several nonhuman primates (NHPs) was found to behave differently than predicted by the wound models described in the NCRP Report 156. This was because the injection was made along with a citrate solution, which is known to be more soluble than chlorides, oxides, or nitrates on which the NCRP Report was based. A multi-exponential wound model specific to the injected americium solution was developed based on the retention in the intramuscular sites. The model was coupled with the americium systemic model to interpret the urinary excretion data and assess the intake, and it was determined that the models were adequate to predict early urinary excretion in most cases but unable to predict late urinary excretion...
June 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440525/-treatment-of-complications-after-laparoscopic-intersphincteric-resection-for-low-rectal-cancer
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Bin Zhang, Ke Zhao, Quanlong Liu, Shuhui Yin, Yujuan Zhao, Guangzuan Zhuo, Yingying Feng, Jun Zhu, Jianhua Ding
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the perioperative and postoperative complications follow laparoscopic intersphincteric resection (LapISR) in the treatment of low rectal cancer and their management. METHODS: An observational study was conducted in 73 consecutive patients who underwent LapISR for low rectal cancer between June 2011 and February 2016 in our hospital. The clinicopathological parameters, perioperative and postoperative complications, and clinical outcomes were collected from a prospectively maintained database...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440516/-current-status-and-changes-of-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-in-china
#10
Jingang Liu
Through continuous development, metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) has become widely recognized in academic and medical circles. In China, the volume of MBS operations has increased year by year. Therapeutic goals of MBS have evolved from treating obesity to treating Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and further to treating a series of obesity-associated metabolic diseases (including conditions in the endocrine system, circulatory system, respiratory system, reproductive system, and etc). Surgical approach of MBS has also been evolving continuously...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440370/structure-of-liquid-water-a-dynamical-mixture-of-tetrahedral-and-ring-and-chain-like-structures
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Jinfeng Liu, Xiao He, John Z H Zhang
The nature of the dynamical hydrogen-bond network of liquid water under ambient conditions has challenged both experimental and theoretical researchers for decades and remains a topic of intense debate. In this work, we addressed the structural issue of the hydrogen-bond network of liquid water based on an accurate ab initio molecular dynamics simulation. The present work showed clearly that liquid water is neither accurately described by a static picture of mostly tetrahedral water molecules nor dominated by "ring-and-chain" like structures...
April 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440202/oral-nano-delivery-systems-for-colon-targeting-therapy
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Tianxu Zhang, Guanyin Zhu, Boyao Lu, Qiang Peng
Targeting drug delivery is an attractive research area, as it enables localized treatment, improves the efficacy of therapeutics and reduces systemic toxicity. Colon targeting delivery is particularly beneficial to the treatment of colon diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, due to the improved local drug concentrations. The traditional strategies for colon targeting delivery include time-dependent and pH-dependent technologies, etc. In recent years, nanotechnology has emerged as a novel and efficient tool for targeting drug delivery...
April 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440186/the-double-roles-of-the-prostaglandin-e2-ep2-receptor-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Xu Luo, Qiquan Zhu, Jie Zhang, Qin Huang, Zongyi Xie, Yuan Cheng
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a subtype of stroke, brings high morbidity and mortality to human beings. Multiple studies indicate that neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, cytotoxicity resulted from the degradation products of blood clot play vital roles in ICH-induced secondary brain injury, which contributes to deterioration of neurological outcome. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), a type of prostanoids commonly up-regulated in these progresses, is known to modulate numerous cellular and molecular processes and involve in various diseases, including ICH, cerebral ischemic, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) etc...
April 24, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440077/molecular-dynamics-simulations-of-the-standard-leonardite-humic-acid-microscopic-analysis-of-the-structure-and-dynamics
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Drazen Petrov, Daniel Tunega, Martin H Gerzabek, Chris Oostenbrink
Humic substances (HS) are abundant in the environment and play an important role in a number of biogeochemical processes including microbial activity, soil aggregation, plant growth, the retention and release of nutrients, the environmental fate of pollutants and carbon storage. They are flexible, relatively small molecules forming supramolecular structures through weak interactions. Despite the great importance of understanding their behavior at the atomic level, computational modeling, a premier high-resolution technique providing great level of detail, has been surprisingly little employed to study humic substances...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440025/identifying-key-genes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-weighted-gene-co-expression-network-analysis
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Chunhui Ma, Qi Lv, Songsong Teng, Yinxian Yu, Kerun Niu, Chengqin Yi
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify rheumatoid arthritis (RA) related genes based on microarray data using the WGCNA (weighted gene co-expression network analysis) method. METHODS: Two gene expression profile datasets GSE55235 (10 RA samples and 10 healthy controls) and GSE77298 (16 RA samples and seven healthy controls) were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database. Characteristic genes were identified using metaDE package. WGCNA was used to find disease-related networks based on gene expression correlation coefficients, and module significance was defined as the average gene significance of all genes used to assess the correlation between the module and RA status...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439823/high-throughput-rt-qpcr-for-the-analysis-of-circulating-micrornas
#16
Geok Wee Tan, Lu Ping Tan
Reverse transcription followed by real-time or quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is the gold standard for validation of results from transcriptomic profiling studies such as microarray and RNA sequencing. The current need for most studies, especially biomarker studies, is to evaluate the expression levels or fold changes of many transcripts in a large number of samples. With conventional low to medium throughput qPCR platforms, many qPCR plates would have to be run and a significant amount of RNA input per sample will be required to complete the experiments...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439739/medical-mistrust-and-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-african-americans
#17
REVIEW
Leslie B Adams, Jennifer Richmond, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Wizdom Powell
Despite well-documented benefits of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, African Americans are less likely to be screened and have higher CRC incidence and mortality than Whites. Emerging evidence suggests medical mistrust may influence CRC screening disparities among African Americans. The goal of this systematic review was to summarize evidence investigating associations between medical mistrust and CRC screening among African Americans, and variations in these associations by gender, CRC screening type, and level of mistrust...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439542/ch3nh3pbi3-perovskites-ferroelasticity-revealed
#18
Evgheni Strelcov, Qingfeng Dong, Tao Li, Jungseok Chae, Yuchuan Shao, Yehao Deng, Alexei Gruverman, Jinsong Huang, Andrea Centrone
Ferroelectricity has been proposed as a plausible mechanism to explain the high photovoltaic conversion efficiency in organic-inorganic perovskites; however, convincing experimental evidence in support of this hypothesis is still missing. Identifying and distinguishing ferroelectricity from other properties, such as piezoelectricity, ferroelasticity, etc., is typically nontrivial because these phenomena can coexist in many materials. In this work, a combination of microscopic and nanoscale techniques provides solid evidence for the existence of ferroelastic domains in both CH3NH3PbI3 polycrystalline films and single crystals in the pristine state and under applied stress...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439497/study-of-recombinant-human-interleukin-12-for-treatment-of-complications-after-radiotherapy-for-tumor-patients
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Na Guo, Wen-Qin Wang, Xiao-Jing Gong, Lei Gao, Li-Rong Yang, Wei-Na Yu, Hong-Yu Shen, Ling-Qin Wan, Xi-Feng Jia, Yi-Shan Wang, Yi Zhao
AIM: To evaluate the treatment effects of recombinant human interleukin-12 (rhIL-12) on radiotherapy complications, such as severe myelosuppression or pancytopenia, the decline or imbalance of immune function, etc. METHODS: The patients received high-dose and short-course precise radiotherapy, such as Cyber knife and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), which can cause myelosuppression or pancytopenia and immune function decline within a short time. One-hundred subjects were enrolled in the study, and 50 were randomized to a treatment group which used rhIL-12 and 50 were randomized to a control group which used symptomatic and supportive therapy after radiotherapy...
April 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438855/the-effectiveness-of-febrile-neutropenia-prophylaxis-with-lipegfilgrastim-in-routine-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Lubos Holubec, Jiri Polivka, Lenka Lisnerova, Tereza Kubikova, Martin Safanda
Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common and potentially fatal complication of anticancer treatment, particularly in patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy. It has been shown that prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), especially its pegylated forms, significantly reduces the incidence of FN, the likelihood of chemotherapy dose intensity reduction and, also, the number of hospitalizations due to FN. This review discusses currently published results from clinical trials dealing with FN prophylaxis in routine clinical practice in patients with solid tumors and myeloproliferative malignancies with a focus on lipegfilgrastim, which is the newest modification of the original molecule filgrastim...
May 2017: In Vivo
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