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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922899/the-current-status-of-the-distribution-range-of-the-western-pine-beetle-dendroctonus-brevicomis-curculionidae-solytinae-in-northern-mexico
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O Valerio-Mendoza, F Armendáriz-Toledano, G Cuéllar-Rodríguez, José F Negrón, G Zúñiga
The distribution range of the western pine beetle Dendroctonus brevicomis LeConte (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is supported only by scattered records in the northern parts of Mexico, suggesting that its populations may be marginal and rare in this region. In this study, we review the geographical distribution of D. brevicomis in northern Mexico and perform a geometric morphometric analysis of seminal rod shape to evaluate its reliability for identifying this species with respect to other members of the Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) complex...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922789/comprehensive-intrametastatic-immune-quantification-and-major-impact-of-immunoscore-on-survival
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Bernhard Mlecnik, Marc Van den Eynde, Gabriela Bindea, Sarah E Church, Angela Vasaturo, Tessa Fredriksen, Lucie Lafontaine, Nacilla Haicheur, Florence Marliot, Daphné Debetancourt, Géraldine Pairet, Anne Jouret-Mourin, Jean-Francois Gigot, Catherine Hubert, Etienne Danse, Cristina Dragean, Javier Carrasco, Yves Humblet, Viia Valge-Archer, Anne Berger, Franck Pagès, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Jérôme Galon
Background: This study assesses how the metastatic immune landscape is impacting the response to treatment and the outcome of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Methods: Complete curative resection of metastases (n = 441) was performed for two patient cohorts (n = 153). Immune densities were quantified in the center and invasive margin of all metastases. Immunoscore and T and B cell (TB) score were analyzed in relation to radiological and pathological responses and patient's disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS) using multivariable Cox proportional hazards models...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922687/comparison-of-perioperative-renal-and-oncologic-outcomes-in-robotic-assisted-versus-open-partial-nephrectomy
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Jo-Lynn Tan, Mark Frydenberg, Jeremy Grummet, Uri Hanegbi, Ross Snow, Sarah Mann, Kirobel Begashaw, Daniel Moon
BACKGROUND: To compare perioperative, renal and oncological outcomes after robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN) for the treatment of renal tumours. METHODS: All partial nephrectomies performed at a Metropolitan Urology Centre between 2010 and 2016 were analysed. Baseline data was collected for patient demographics, tumour characteristics (tumour size, laterality and polarity, RENAL scores), and perioperative variables (e...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922581/the-crisis-of-patient-physician-trust-and-bioethics-lessons-and-inspirations-from-china
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Jing-Bao Nie, Lun Li, Grant Gillett, Joseph D Tucker, Arthur Kleinman
Trust is indispensable not only for interpersonal relationships and social life, but for good quality healthcare. As manifested in the increasing violence and tension in patient-physician relationships, China has been experiencing a widespread and profound crisis of patient-physician trust. And globally, the crisis of trust is an issue that every society, either developing or developed, has to face in one way or another. Yet, in spite of some pioneering works, the subject of patient-physician trust and mistrust - a crucial matter in healthcare especially because there are numerous ethical implications - has largely been marginalized in bioethics as a global discourse...
September 18, 2017: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922567/determination-of-pd-l1-expression-in-effusions-from-mesothelioma-by-immuno-cytochemical-staining
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Mohammed S I Mansour, Tomas Seidal, Ulrich Mager, Amir Baigi, Katalin Dobra, Annika Dejmek
BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive, fatal tumor. Current therapeutic options only marginally improve survival. Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a dominant mediator of immunosuppression, binding to programmed cell death 1 (PD-1). PD-L1 is up-regulated in cancer cells, and the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway plays a critical role in tumor immune evasion, thus providing a target for antitumor therapy. Further, a correlation between PD-L1 expression and prognosis has been reported...
September 18, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922421/effects-of-acute-administration-of-donepezil-or-memantine-on-sleep-deprivation-induced-spatial-memory-deficit-in-young-and-aged-non-human-primate-grey-mouse-lemurs-microcebus-murinus
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Anisur Rahman, Yves Lamberty, Esther Schenker, Massimo Cella, Solène Languille, Régis Bordet, Jill Richardson, Fabien Pifferi, Fabienne Aujard
The development of novel therapeutics to prevent cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is facing paramount difficulties since the translational efficacy of rodent models did not resulted in better clinical results. Currently approved treatments, including the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil (DON) and the N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist memantine (MEM) provide marginal therapeutic benefits to AD patients. There is an urgent need to develop a predictive animal model that is phylogenetically proximal to humans to achieve better translation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922383/timing-and-adequate-attendance-of-antenatal-care-visits-among-women-in-ethiopia
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Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Michael Ekholuenetale, Vaibhav Shah, Bernard Kadio, Ogochukwu Udenigwe
INTRODUCTION: Although ANC services are increasingly available to women in low and middle-income countries, their inadequate use persists. This suggests a misalignment between aims of the services and maternal beliefs and circumstances. Owing to the dearth of studies examining the timing and adequacy of content of care, this current study aims to investigate the timing and frequency of ANC visits in Ethiopia. METHODS: Data was obtained from the nationally representative 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) which used a two-stage cluster sampling design to provide estimates for the health and demographic variables of interest for the country...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922319/disparities-in-access-to-care-in-marginalized-populations
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Elizabeth A Silberholz, Nicola Brodie, Nancy D Spector, Amy E Pattishall
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article reviews recent literature related to three groups whose health is affected by barriers to the healthcare system: refugee and immigrant populations; youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning; and those with mental health problems. RECENT FINDINGS: Refugee and immigrant populations are increasing worldwide, and recent work has focused on improving their access to mental, dental, and preventive care...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922308/large-retinal-pigment-epithelial-rip-associated-with-bullous-retinal-and-choroidal-detachment
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Jesse T McCann, Michael Engelbert
PURPOSE: To report a giant retinal pigment epithelium rip in a patient with a bullous retinal and choroidal detachment. METHODS: Case report with widefield imaging, fundus autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography of the retina. RESULTS: This 62-year-old patient had a history of advanced glaucoma, trabeculectomy, blebitis, and endophthalmitis. He had cataract surgery 6 weeks before presentation. He was found to have a large bullous retinal and choroidal detachment with a large retinal pigment epithelium tear at the limit of the choroidal detachment...
October 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922187/novel-histologic-finding-adipose-tissue-is-prevalent-within-penile-tunica-albuginea-and-corpora-cavernosa-an-anatomic-study-of-63-specimens-and-considerations-for-cancer-invasion
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Ingrid M Rodriguez, Martin Cuevas, Arturo Silvero, Sofía Cañete-Portillo, Diego F Sanchez, Jose Barreto, Antonio L Cubilla
Adipose tissue, along with arteries, veins, and peripheral nerves, is a normal constituent of mesenchymal tissues encasing the corpora cavernosa at the level of the penile shaft, variously designated as penile fascia or Bucks fascia. To our knowledge, the presence of fat has not been previously reported within the corpora cavernosa. One or 2 transversal histologic sections at the level of the surgical margin at the shaft of 63 consecutive partial penectomy specimens for squamous cell carcinoma were evaluated...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922088/semifluorinated-alkane-eye-drops-for-treatment-of-dry-eye-disease-due-to-meibomian-gland-disease
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Philipp Steven, Albert J Augustin, Gerd Geerling, Thomas Kaercher, Florian Kretz, Kathleen Kunert, Johannes Menzel-Severing, Norbert Schrage, Wolfgang Schrems, Sonja Krösser, Michael Beckert, Elisabeth M Messmer
PURPOSE: Meibomian gland disease is generally accepted as the leading cause for evaporative dry eye disease (DED). In a previous study, perfluorohexyloctane, a semifluorinated alkane, has been demonstrated to significantly increase tear film breakup time and to reduce corneal fluorescein staining in patients with evaporative DED, thereby vastly reducing dry eye-related symptoms. This study was set up to evaluate perfluorohexyloctane in a larger population of patients with Meibomian gland dysfunction...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921939/extreme-hepatic-resections-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-hepatoblastoma-are-planned-close-margins-an-acceptable-approach
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Adriana Fonseca, Abha Gupta, Furqan Shaikh, Raveena Ramphal, Vicky Ng, Ian McGilvray, J Ted Gerstle
BACKGROUND: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is considered the standard for children with hepatoblastoma (HB) in whom complete surgical resection is not possible. However, OLT is not always available or feasible. OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcome of children with HB who were initially deemed unresectable and underwent complex hepatectomy with planned close margins, and ultimately avoided OLT. METHODS: Demographic data, surgical and pathologic details, and survival information were collected from children treated for HB between January 2010 to December 2015...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921580/integrating-prior-information-into-microwave-tomography-part-1-impact-of-detail-on-image-quality
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Douglas Kurrant, Anastasia Baran, Joe LoVetri, Elise Fear
PURPOSE: The authors investigate the impact that incremental increases in the level of detail of patient-specific prior information have on image quality and the convergence behavior of an inversion algorithm in the context of near-field microwave breast imaging. A methodology is presented that uses image quality measures to characterize the ability of the algorithm to reconstruct both internal structures and lesions embedded in fibroglandular tissue. The approach permits key aspects that impact the quality of reconstruction of these structures to be identified and quantified...
September 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921565/the-impact-of-p-glycoprotein-and-breast-cancer-resistance-protein-on-the-brain-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-a-panel-of-mek-inhibitors
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Mark C de Gooijer, Ping Zhang, Ruud Weijer, Levi C M Buil, Jos H Beijnen, Olaf van Tellingen
Mitogen/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MEK) inhibitors have been tested in clinical trials for treatment of intracranial neoplasms, including glioblastoma (GBM), but efficacy of these drugs has not yet been demonstrated. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a major impediment to adequate delivery of drugs into the brain and may thereby also limit the successful implementation of MEK inhibitors against intracranial malignancies. The BBB is equipped with a range of ATP-dependent efflux transport proteins, of which P-gp (ABCB1) and BCRP (ABCG2) are the two most dominant for drug efflux from the brain...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921174/bilateral-segmentectomies-using-virtual-assisted-lung-mapping-val-map-for-metastatic-lung-tumors
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Keita Nakao, Masaaki Sato, Jun-Ichi Nitadori, Jun Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) has been used not only in wedge resection but also in segmentectomy for hardly palpable lung nodules. We herein report a case of bilateral segmentectomy using VAL-MAP with chronological change of pulmonary function test results. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old female was found to have a colorectal cancer with pulmonary nodules in both sides of the lungs considered as synchronous lung metastases. After sigmoidectomy for primary cancer and chemotherapy, treatments for small nodules in both sides of the lungs were planned...
September 18, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921164/age-estimation-based-on-willems-method-versus-new-country-specific-method-in-south-african-black-children
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Guy Willems, Sang-Seob Lee, Andre Uys, Herman Bernitz, Maria Cadenas de Llano-Pérula, Steffen Fieuws, Patrick Thevissen
AIM: The aims of our study were to develop new maturity scores for dental age estimation in South African black children according to the Willems method, which was developed based on Belgian Caucasian (BC) reference data (Willems et al. J Forensic Sci 46(4):893-895, 2001), and to compare age prediction performance of both methods. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 986 panoramic radiographs of healthy South African black (SAB) children (493 males and 493 females) in the age range of 4...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919948/cytogenetic-data-on-the-agro-predatory-ant-megalomyrmex-incisus-smith-1947-and-its-host-mycetophylax-conformis-mayr-1884-hymenoptera-formicidae
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Danon Clemes Cardoso, Tássia Tatiane Pontes Pereira, Alessandro Lick Cordeiro, Maykon Passos Cristiano
We provide the first karyotype description of the agro-predatory ant species Megalomyrmex incisus Smith, 1947 (Myrmicinae, Formicidae), and chromosome counts of its host Mycetophylax conformis (Mayr, 1884) (Myrmicinae, Formicidae) from geographically distinct populations. Colonies of both species were sampled from coastal areas of Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil, and transferred to the laboratory. Metaphase spreads were prepared from the cerebral ganglia of defecated larvae. The slides were examined and pictures of the best metaphases were taken...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919926/sustaining-fermentation-in-high-gravity-ethanol-production-by-feeding-yeast-to-a-temperature-profiled-multifeed-simultaneous-saccharification-and-co-fermentation-of-wheat-straw
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Johan O Westman, Ruifei Wang, Vera Novy, Carl Johan Franzén
BACKGROUND: Considerable progress is being made in ethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstocks by fermentation, but negative effects of inhibitors on fermenting microorganisms are still challenging. Feeding preadapted cells has shown positive effects by sustaining fermentation in high-gravity simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF). Loss of cell viability has been reported in several SSCF studies on different substrates and seems to be the main reason for the declining ethanol production toward the end of the process...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919866/t-wave-safety-margin-during-the-process-of-icd-implantation-as-a-novel-predictor-of-t-wave-oversensing
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Ya-Xun Sun, Jing Gao, Chen-Yang Jiang, Yu-Mei Xue, Yi-Zhou Xu, Gang Liu, Ji-Hong Guo, Xia Sheng, Yang Ye, Hong He, Yun-Tao Zhao, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Guo-Sheng Fu, Dan Hu
Introduction: T wave oversensing (TWOS) is a major drawback of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and data on predictors of TWOS in ICD is limited. We aimed to calculate a novel index of T wave safety margin (TWSM) and assess its potential for evaluating TWOS during the procedure of ICD implantation. Methods and Results: Thirty-two consecutive patients with ICD implantation were enrolled. During each procedure of ICD implantation, different ICD generators were connected to implanted sensing lead through active-fixation leads and bridging cables...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919594/fifteen-year-analysis-of-deceased-kidney-donation-a-single-transplant-center-experience-in-a-region-of-northern-italy
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Vania Cuna, Giorgia Comai, Maria Cappuccilli, Olga Baraldi, Irene Capelli, Matteo De Liberali, Lorenzo Gasperoni, Diletta Conte, Matteo Ravaioli, Antonio D Pinna, Gaetano La Manna
BACKGROUND The rising number of patients on waiting lists for kidney transplant and the shortage of available organs has intensified efforts to increase the number of potential donors. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study investigated changes in clinical parameters among potential deceased donors in the 15-year period between 1999 and 2013 and their impact on transplantation procedure and outcomes. A total of 1634 potential deceased donors were examined and divided into 2 groups: 707 of them identified from 1999 to 2005 (Group A), and 927 from 2006 to 2013 (Group B)...
September 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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