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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107740/ambient-air-pollution-and-primary-liver-cancer-incidence-in-four-european-cohorts-within-the-escape-project
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Marie Pedersen, Zorana J Andersen, Massimo Stafoggia, Gudrun Weinmayr, Claudia Galassi, Mette Sørensen, Kirsten T Eriksen, Anne Tjønneland, Steffen Loft, Andrea Jaensch, Gabriele Nagel, Hans Concin, Ming-Yi Tsai, Sara Grioni, Alessandro Marcon, Vittorio Krogh, Fulvio Ricceri, Carlotta Sacerdote, Andrea Ranzi, Ranjeet Sokhi, Roel Vermeulen, Kees de Hoogh, Meng Wang, Rob Beelen, Paolo Vineis, Bert Brunekreef, Gerard Hoek, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoke exposure increases the risk of cancer in the liver, but little is known about the possible risk associated with exposure to ambient air pollution. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the association between residential exposure to air pollution and primary liver cancer incidence. METHODS: We obtained data from four cohorts with enrolment during 1985-2005 in Denmark, Austria and Italy. Exposure to nitrogen oxides (NO2 and NOX), particulate matter (PM) with diameter of less than 10µm (PM10), less than 2...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107700/comparative-pharmacokinetics-of-eight-major-bioactive-components-in-normal-and-bacterial-diarrhea-mini-pigs-after-oral-administration-of-gegen-qinlian-decoction
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Xiao Ling, Yuqiang Xiang, Qingfa Tang, Feilong Chen, Xiaomei Tan
Healthy animals are most widely used in current pharmacokinetic(PK) studies. However, neglecting the effects of specific diseases on drug absorption results in the PK parameters of those experiments not accurately reflecting in vivo drug concentration changes during treatment. In this study, an E. coli infective diarrheal minipig model was applied to explore the pharmacokinetics of Gegen Qinlian decoction (GQD). A simple and rapid ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed to determine the concentrations of the eight GQD components in minipig plasma after intragastric administration of GQD...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107637/survival-predictions-of-ceramic-crowns-using-statistical-fracture-mechanics
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S Nasrin, N Katsube, R R Seghi, S I Rokhlin
This work establishes a survival probability methodology for interface-initiated fatigue failures of monolithic ceramic crowns under simulated masticatory loading. A complete 3-dimensional (3D) finite element analysis model of a minimally reduced molar crown was developed using commercially available hardware and software. Estimates of material surface flaw distributions and fatigue parameters for 3 reinforced glass-ceramics (fluormica [FM], leucite [LR], and lithium disilicate [LD]) and a dense sintered yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YZ) were obtained from the literature and incorporated into the model...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107606/dishevelled-segment-polarity-protein-3-dvl3-a-novel-and-easily-applicable-recurrence-predictor-in-localized-prostate-adenocarcinoma
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Pil-Jong Kim, Ji Y Park, Hong-Gee Kim, Yong Mee Cho, Heounjeong Go
OBJECTIVE: To identify new biomarkers for the biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical information of 500 prostate adenocarcinoma patients and their 152 RNA-sequencing and protein-array data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) were separated into a discovery-set and a validation-set. Each dataset was analyzed according to the Gleason grade groups reflecting BCR. The results obtained from the analysis using TCGA dataset were confirmed by immunohistochemistry analyses of the confirmation cohort composed of 395 localized prostate adenocarcinoma patients...
January 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107540/impact-of-adding-a-decision-aid-to-patient-education-in-adults-with-asthma-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Myriam E Gagné, France Légaré, Jocelyne Moisan, Louis-Philippe Boulet
BACKGROUND: Not providing adequate patient education interventions to asthma patients remains a major care gap. To help asthma patients and caregivers discuss inhaled controller medication use, our team has previously developed a decision aid (DA). We sought to assess whether adding this DA to education interventions improved knowledge, decisional conflict, and asthma control among adults with asthma. METHODS: A parallel clinical trial (NCT02516449). We recruited adults with asthma, aged 18 to 65 years, prescribed inhaled controller medication to optimize asthma control...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107500/diagnostic-efficacy-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-early-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-66-studies
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Muyuan Liu, Steven J Wang, Xihong Yang, Hanwei Peng
OBJECTIVES: The diagnostic efficacy of sentinel lymph node biopsy(SLNB) in early oral squamous cell carcinoma(OSCC) still remains controversial. This meta-analysis was conducted to assess the diagnostic value of SLNB in clinically neck-negative T1-2 OSCC. METHODS: A systematic literature search for relevant literature published up to September 11, 2016 was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and ClinicalTrials, and the reference lists of eligible studies were examined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107458/neuropilin-1-involvement-in-choroidal-and-retinal-neovascularisation
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Patricia Fernández-Robredo, Senthil Selvam, Michael B Powner, Dawn A Sim, Marcus Fruttiger
PURPOSE: Inhibiting VEGF is the gold standard treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is also effective in preventing retinal oedema and neovascularisation (NV) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and retinal vein occlusions (RVO). Neuropilin 1 (Nrp1) is a co-receptor for VEGF and many other growth factors, and therefore a possible alternative drug target in intra ocular neovascular disease. Here we assessed choroidal and retinal NV in an inducible, endothelial specific knock out model for Nrp1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107430/discontinuation-from-antiretroviral-therapy-a-continuing-challenge-among-adults-in-hiv-care-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul Ward, Kifle Woldemichael Hajito, Garumma Tolu Feyissa, Leila Mohammadi, Lillian Mwanri
BACKGROUND: Discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces the immunological benefit of treatment and increases complications related to human immune-deficiency virus (HIV). However, the risk factors for ART discontinuation are poorly understood in developing countries particularly in Ethiopia. This review aimed to assess the best available evidence regarding risk factors for ART discontinuation in Ethiopia. METHODS: Quantitative studies conducted in Ethiopia between 2002 and 2015 that evaluated factors associated with ART discontinuation were sought across six major databases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107310/the-renin-inhibitor-aliskiren-protects-rat-lungs-from-the-histopathologic-effects-of-fat-embolism
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Amanda N Fletcher, Agostino Molteni, Rakesh Ponnapureddy, Chirag Patel, Mark Pluym, Alan M Poisner
BACKGROUND: Fat embolism (FE) and the consequent FE syndrome occurring after trauma or surgery can lead to serious pulmonary injury, including ARDS and death. Current treatment of FE syndrome is limited to supportive therapy. We have shown in a rat model that the renin angiotensin system plays a significant role in the pathophysiology of FE because drugs interfering with the renin angiotensin system, captopril and losartan reduce the histopathologic pulmonary damage. The purpose of the current study was to determine if inhibition of renin by aliskiren, an FDA-approved drug for treating hypertension, would produce effective protection in the same model...
February 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107257/perceived-stress-as-a-risk-factor-for-dyspepsia-a-register-based-cohort-study
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Ulrik Deding, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Henrik Bøggild
OBJECTIVE: Dyspepsia is a common condition and has a huge impact on quality of life and working capacity, but its causes are not well understood. An association between stress and dyspepsia has been debated for decades, but the issue has not been resolved. We examined the 3-year risk of redeeming a proton-pump inhibitor or an H2-receptor antagonist as a proxy of dyspepsia according to the level of perceived stress. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Perceived stress was measured in a general health survey of 16 124 Danes aged older than 16 years of age in 2010 using Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107210/treatment-outcome-comparison-between-telepsychiatry-and-face-to-face-buprenorphine-medication-assisted-treatment-for-opioid-use-disorder-a-2-year-retrospective-data-analysis
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Wanhong Zheng, Michael Nickasch, Laura Lander, Sijin Wen, Minchan Xiao, Patrick Marshalek, Ebony Dix, Carl Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively review clinic records to assess the difference between face-to-face and telepsychiatry buprenorphine medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs for the treatment of opioid use disorder on 3 outcomes: additional substance use, average time to achieve 30 and 90 consecutive days of abstinence, and treatment retention rates at 90 and 365 days. METHODS: Medical records of patients (N = 100) who were participating in telepsychiatry and in face-to-face group-based outpatient buprenorphine MAT programs were reviewed and assessed using descriptive statistical analysis...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107099/association-between-infant-feeding-modes-and-gastroesophageal-reflux
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Pei-Lin Chen, Nelís Soto-Ramírez, Hongmei Zhang, Wilfried Karmaus
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux in neonates is frequently reported by parents, potentially motivating changes in infant feeding mode and/or addition of solid food. OBJECTIVE: The authors prospectively analyzed associations between repeated measurement of feeding modes and reflux in infancy. METHODS: The Infant Feeding Practices Study II, conducted between 2005 and 2007 (2,841 infants), provides data on reflux and feeding modes at nine time points from months 1 to 12...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107053/diversity-and-coevolutionary-dynamics-in-high-dimensional-phenotype-spaces
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Michael Doebeli, Iaroslav Ispolatov
We study macroevolutionary dynamics by extending microevolutionary competition models to long timescales. It has been shown that for a general class of competition models, gradual evolutionary change in continuous phenotypes (evolutionary dynamics) can be nonstationary and even chaotic when the dimension of the phenotype space in which the evolutionary dynamics unfold is high. It has also been shown that evolutionary diversification can occur along nonequilibrium trajectories in phenotype space. We combine these lines of thinking by studying long-term coevolutionary dynamics of emerging lineages in multidimensional phenotype spaces...
February 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106922/recurrence-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-and-hormone-use-in-women-from-england-a-cohort-study-using-clinical-practice-research-datalink
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Sylvia Kiconco, Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Matthew J Grainge
It is vital to identify people with low recurrence risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) so as to protect them from dangers of prolonged anticoagulation therapy. Among women who develop VTE following hormone use, the evidence as to whether their risk of recurrence is low if they cease this therapy is conflicting. We investigated whether women whose initial VTE event was hormone-related have a lower risk of VTE recurrence than women whose initial event had no obvious cause (unprovoked). A cohort study utilising the Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to Hospital Episode Statistics data from England was conducted...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106916/a-bayesian-analysis-of-quantal-bioassay-experiments-incorporating-historical-controls-via-bayes-factors
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Luis G León Novelo, Andrew Womack, Hongxiao Zhu, Xiaowei Wu
This paper addresses model-based Bayesian inference in the analysis of data arising from bioassay experiments. In such experiments, increasing doses of a chemical substance are given to treatment groups (usually rats or mice) for a fixed period of time (usually 2 years). The goal of such an experiment is to determine whether an increased dosage of the chemical is associated with increased probability of an adverse effect (usually presence of adenoma or carcinoma). The data consists of dosage, survival time, and the occurrence of the adverse event for each unit in the study...
January 20, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106849/a-reinforcement-learning-model-equipped-with-sensors-for-generating-perception-patterns-implementation-of-a-simulated-air-navigation-system-using-ads-b-automatic-dependent-surveillance-broadcast-technology
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Santiago Álvarez de Toledo, Aurea Anguera, José M Barreiro, Juan A Lara, David Lizcano
Over the last few decades, a number of reinforcement learning techniques have emerged, and different reinforcement learning-based applications have proliferated. However, such techniques tend to specialize in a particular field. This is an obstacle to their generalization and extrapolation to other areas. Besides, neither the reward-punishment (r-p) learning process nor the convergence of results is fast and efficient enough. To address these obstacles, this research proposes a general reinforcement learning model...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106681/using-simulation-to-model-improvements-in-pediatric-bed-placement-in-an-acute-care-hospital
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Judith Lambton, Theresa Roeder, Robert Saltzman, Lila Param, Roxanne Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to use an interdisciplinary approach to analyze strategies through simulation technology for improving patient flow in a pediatric hospital. BACKGROUND: Various statistics have been offered on the number of children admitted annually to hospitals. For administrators, particularly in smaller systems, the financial burden of equipping and staffing pediatric units often outweighs the moral desire to maintain a pediatric unit as a viable option for patients and pediatricians...
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106559/abca1-deficiency-affects-basal-cognitive-deficits-and-dendritic-density-in-mice
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Nicholas F Fitz, Alexis Y Carter, Victor Tapias, Emilie L Castranio, Ravindra Kodali, Iliya Lefterov, Radosveta Koldamova
ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) mediates cholesterol efflux to lipid-free apolipoproteins and regulates the generation of high density lipoproteins. Previously, we have shown that lack of Abca1 significantly increases amyloid deposition and cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease model mice expressing human amyloid-β protein precursor (APP). The goal of this study was to determine if ABCA1 plays a role in memory deficits caused by amyloid-β (Aβ) oligomers and examine neurite architecture of pyramidal hippocampal neurons...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106417/chaos-and-regularity-in-the-doubly-magic-nucleus-208-pb
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B Dietz, A Heusler, K H Maier, A Richter, B A Brown
High-resolution experiments have recently lead to a complete identification (energy, spin, and parity) of 151 nuclear levels up to an excitation energy of E_{x}=6.20  MeV in ^{208}Pb [Heusler et al., Phys. Rev. C 93, 054321 (2016)PRVCAN2469-998510.1103/PhysRevC.93.054321]. We present a thorough study of the fluctuation properties in the energy spectra of the unprecedented set of nuclear bound states. In a first approach, we group states with the same spin and parity into 14 subspectra, analyze standard statistical measures for short- and long-range correlations, i...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106414/amplitude-analysis-of-the-decays-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-%C3%AF-%C3%AF-%C3%AF-0-and-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-%C3%AF-0-%C3%AF-0-%C3%AF-0
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M Ablikim, M N Achasov, X C Ai, O Albayrak, M Albrecht, D J Ambrose, A Amoroso, F F An, Q An, J Z Bai, R Baldini Ferroli, Y Ban, D W Bennett, J V Bennett, M Bertani, D Bettoni, J M Bian, F Bianchi, E Boger, I Boyko, R A Briere, H Cai, X Cai, O Cakir, A Calcaterra, G F Cao, S A Cetin, J F Chang, G Chelkov, G Chen, H S Chen, H Y Chen, J C Chen, M L Chen, S Chen, S J Chen, X Chen, X R Chen, Y B Chen, H P Cheng, X K Chu, G Cibinetto, H L Dai, J P Dai, A Dbeyssi, D Dedovich, Z Y Deng, A Denig, I Denysenko, M Destefanis, F De Mori, Y Ding, C Dong, J Dong, L Y Dong, M Y Dong, Z L Dou, S X Du, P F Duan, J Z Fan, J Fang, S S Fang, X Fang, Y Fang, R Farinelli, L Fava, O Fedorov, F Feldbauer, G Felici, C Q Feng, E Fioravanti, M Fritsch, C D Fu, Q Gao, X L Gao, X Y Gao, Y Gao, Z Gao, I Garzia, K Goetzen, L Gong, W X Gong, W Gradl, M Greco, M H Gu, Y T Gu, Y H Guan, A Q Guo, L B Guo, R P Guo, Y Guo, Y P Guo, Z Haddadi, A Hafner, S Han, X Q Hao, F A Harris, K L He, T Held, Y K Heng, Z L Hou, C Hu, H M Hu, J F Hu, T Hu, Y Hu, G S Huang, J S Huang, X T Huang, X Z Huang, Y Huang, Z L Huang, T Hussain, Q Ji, Q P Ji, X B Ji, X L Ji, L W Jiang, X S Jiang, X Y Jiang, J B Jiao, Z Jiao, D P Jin, S Jin, T Johansson, A Julin, N Kalantar-Nayestanaki, X L Kang, X S Kang, M Kavatsyuk, B C Ke, P Kiese, R Kliemt, B Kloss, O B Kolcu, B Kopf, M Kornicer, A Kupsc, W Kühn, J S Lange, M Lara, P Larin, C Leng, C Li, Cheng Li, D M Li, F Li, F Y Li, G Li, H B Li, H J Li, J C Li, Jin Li, K Li, K Li, Lei Li, P R Li, Q Y Li, T Li, W D Li, W G Li, X L Li, X N Li, X Q Li, Y B Li, Z B Li, H Liang, Y F Liang, Y T Liang, G R Liao, D X Lin, B Liu, B J Liu, C X Liu, D Liu, F H Liu, Fang Liu, Feng Liu, H B Liu, H H Liu, H H Liu, H M Liu, J Liu, J B Liu, J P Liu, J Y Liu, K Liu, K Y Liu, L D Liu, P L Liu, Q Liu, S B Liu, X Liu, Y B Liu, Z A Liu, Zhiqing Liu, H Loehner, X C Lou, H J Lu, J G Lu, Y Lu, Y P Lu, C L Luo, M X Luo, T Luo, X L Luo, X R Lyu, F C Ma, H L Ma, L L Ma, M M Ma, Q M Ma, T Ma, X N Ma, X Y Ma, Y M Ma, F E Maas, M Maggiora, Y J Mao, Z P Mao, S Marcello, J G Messchendorp, J Min, T J Min, R E Mitchell, X H Mo, Y J Mo, C Morales Morales, N Yu Muchnoi, H Muramatsu, Y Nefedov, F Nerling, I B Nikolaev, Z Ning, S Nisar, S L Niu, X Y Niu, S L Olsen, Q Ouyang, S Pacetti, Y Pan, P Patteri, M Pelizaeus, H P Peng, K Peters, J Pettersson, J L Ping, R G Ping, R Poling, V Prasad, H R Qi, M Qi, S Qian, C F Qiao, L Q Qin, N Qin, X S Qin, Z H Qin, J F Qiu, K H Rashid, C F Redmer, M Ripka, G Rong, Ch Rosner, X D Ruan, A Sarantsev, M Savrié, K Schoenning, S Schumann, W Shan, M Shao, C P Shen, P X Shen, X Y Shen, H Y Sheng, M Shi, W M Song, X Y Song, S Sosio, S Spataro, G X Sun, J F Sun, S S Sun, X H Sun, Y J Sun, Y Z Sun, Z J Sun, Z T Sun, C J Tang, X Tang, I Tapan, E H Thorndike, M Tiemens, M Ullrich, I Uman, G S Varner, B Wang, B L Wang, D Wang, D Y Wang, K Wang, L L Wang, L S Wang, M Wang, P Wang, P L Wang, W Wang, W P Wang, X F Wang, Y Wang, Y D Wang, Y F Wang, Y Q Wang, Z Wang, Z G Wang, Z H Wang, Z Y Wang, Z Y Wang, T Weber, D H Wei, P Weidenkaff, S P Wen, U Wiedner, M Wolke, L H Wu, L J Wu, Z Wu, L Xia, L G Xia, Y Xia, D Xiao, H Xiao, Z J Xiao, Y G Xie, Q L Xiu, G F Xu, J J Xu, L Xu, Q J Xu, Q N Xu, X P Xu, L Yan, W B Yan, W C Yan, Y H Yan, H J Yang, H X Yang, L Yang, Y X Yang, M Ye, M H Ye, J H Yin, B X Yu, C X Yu, J S Yu, C Z Yuan, W L Yuan, Y Yuan, A Yuncu, A A Zafar, A Zallo, Y Zeng, Z Zeng, B X Zhang, B Y Zhang, C Zhang, C C Zhang, D H Zhang, H H Zhang, H Y Zhang, J Zhang, J J Zhang, J L Zhang, J Q Zhang, J W Zhang, J Y Zhang, J Z Zhang, K Zhang, L Zhang, S Q Zhang, X Y Zhang, Y Zhang, Y H Zhang, Y N Zhang, Y T Zhang, Yu Zhang, Z H Zhang, Z P Zhang, Z Y Zhang, G Zhao, J W Zhao, J Y Zhao, J Z Zhao, Lei Zhao, Ling Zhao, M G Zhao, Q Zhao, Q W Zhao, S J Zhao, T C Zhao, Y B Zhao, Z G Zhao, A Zhemchugov, B Zheng, J P Zheng, W J Zheng, Y H Zheng, B Zhong, L Zhou, X Zhou, X K Zhou, X R Zhou, X Y Zhou, K Zhu, K J Zhu, S Zhu, S H Zhu, X L Zhu, Y C Zhu, Y S Zhu, Z A Zhu, J Zhuang, L Zotti, B S Zou, J H Zou
Based on a sample of 1.31×10^{9}  J/ψ events collected with the BESIII detector, an amplitude analysis of the isospin-violating decays η^{'}→π^{+}π^{-}π^{0} and η^{'}→π^{0}π^{0}π^{0} is performed. A significant P-wave contribution from η^{'}→ρ^{±}π^{∓} is observed for the first time in η^{'}→π^{+}π^{-}π^{0}. The branching fraction is determined to be B(η^{'}→ρ^{±}π^{∓})=(7.44±0.60±1.26±1.84)×10^{-4}, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic, and the third model dependent...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
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