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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344629/comparison-of-response-patterns-in-different-survey-designs-a-longitudinal-panel-with-mixed-mode-and-online-only-design
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Nicole Rübsamen, Manas K Akmatov, Stefanie Castell, André Karch, Rafael T Mikolajczyk
BACKGROUND: Increasing availability of the Internet allows using only online data collection for more epidemiological studies. We compare response patterns in a population-based health survey using two survey designs: mixed-mode (choice between paper-and-pencil and online questionnaires) and online-only design (without choice). METHODS: We used data from a longitudinal panel, the Hygiene and Behaviour Infectious Diseases Study (HaBIDS), conducted in 2014/2015 in four regions in Lower Saxony, Germany...
2017: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343137/synthesis-of-novel-muramic-acid-derivatives-and-their-interaction-with-lysozyme-action-of-lysozyme-revisited
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Manas Jana, Anirban Ghosh, Abhishek Santra, Rajiv Kumar Kar, Anup Kumar Misra, Anirban Bhunia
HYPOTHESIS: The interaction of lysozyme with the N-acetylmuramic acid (NAM) and N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) unit of peptidoglycan (PGN) polymer of the bacterial cell wall is of immense importance to understand the mechanism of lysozyme on PGN. EXPERIMENTS: The synthesis of three novel NAM derivatives containing fused oxazinone ring to the NAM moiety has been achieved. The synthesized compounds were evaluated for their potential as a glycomimetic acceptor of lysozyme using different biophysical and computational methods such as (1)H NMR, STD NMR, DOSY and Molecular docking...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340431/utility-of-repetitive-nerve-stimulation-test-for-als-diagnosis
#3
Yuki Hatanaka, Mana Higashihara, Takashi Chiba, Yosuke Miyaji, Yasuomi Kawamura, Masahiro Sonoo
OBJECTIVE: Decremental responses in the repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) test in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients have been reported, although their possible diagnostic role has received little investigation. We investigated their diagnostic role in differentiation between ALS and cervical spondylotic amyotrophy (CSA), an important ALS mimic especially in Japan. METHODS: Patients were prospectively enrolled and the diagnosis was confirmed by follow-up...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331882/cryptogenic-multifocal-ulcerous-stenosing-enteritis-cmuse-a-tale-of-three-decades
#4
Ayaskanta Singh, Manoj Kumar Sahu, Manas Kumar Panigrahi, Debasis Misra
We present a patient who, over the course of 35 years, presented with repeated episodes of ileus and melena and was misdiagnosed several times, leading to several surgeries. Macroscopic and microscopic features of his resected intestine were compatible with cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosis enteritis (CMUSE), but additional angioectatic lesions were also noted. The patient responded dramatically to hormonal therapy consisting of ethinylestradiol and norethisterone. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of CMUSE that has shown response to hormonal therapy...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329258/a-new-frailty-score-for-experimental-animals-based-on-the-clinical-phenotype-inactivity-as-a-model-of-frailty
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Mari Carmen Gomez-Cabrera, Rebeca Garcia-Valles, Leocadio Rodriguez-Mañas, Francisco Jose Garcia-Garcia, Gloria Olaso-Gonzalez, Andrea Salvador-Pascual, Francisco Jose Tarazona-Santabalbina, Jose Viña
The development of animal models to study human frailty is important to test interventions to be translated to the clinical practice. The aim of this work was to develop a score for frailty in experimental animals based in the human frailty phenotype. We also tested the effect of physical inactivity in the development of frailty as determined by our score. Male C57Bl/6J mice, individually caged, were randomly assigned to one of two groups: sedentary (inactive) or spontaneous wheel-runners. We compared the sedentary versus the active lifestyle in terms of frailty by evaluating the clinical criteria used in humans: unintentional weight loss; poor endurance (running time); slowness (running speed); weakness (grip strength), and low activity level (motor coordination) at five different ages: 17, 20, 23, 26 and 28 months of age...
January 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328973/differing-metabolic-responses-to-salt-stress-in-wheat-barley-addition-lines-containing-different-7h-chromosomal-fragments
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Eva Darko, Krisztián Gierczik, Orsolya Hudák, Péter Forgó, Magda Pál, Edina Türkösi, Viktória Kovács, Sándor Dulai, Imre Majláth, István Molnár, Tibor Janda, Márta Molnár-Láng
Salinity-induced osmotic, ionic and oxidative stress responses were investigated on Asakaze/Manas wheat/barley addition lines 7H, 7HL and 7HS, together with their barley (salt-tolerant) and wheat (relatively salt-sensitive) parents. Growth, photosynthetic activity, chlorophyll degradation, proline, glycine betaine accumulation, sugar metabolism, Na+ and K+ uptake and transport processes and the role of polyamines and antioxidants were studied in young plants grown in hydroponic culture with or without salt treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320792/my-home-is-my-marae-kaupapa-m%C3%A4-ori-evaluation-of-an-approach-to-injury-prevention
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Brooke Hayward, Mataroria Lyndon, Luis Villa, Dominic Madell, Andrea Elliot-Hohepa, Lyndsay Le Comte
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation's (ACC) 'My Home is My Marae' approach to injury prevention for whānau (families). SETTING: Over an 18 month period from November 2013 to June 2014, 14 'My Home is My Marae' trials were conducted across the South Auckland and Far North regions of New Zealand. ACC engaged with local Māori providers of healthcare, education and social services to deliver the home safety intervention...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319572/sarcomatous-component-in-uterine-carcinosarcomas-correlates-with-advanced-stage-and-poorer-prognosis
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Mirna B Podoll, Mana Moghadamfalahi, Erin Faber, Julie Ann Bishop, Houda Alatassi
Uterine carcinosarcomas, also known as malignant-mixed mullerian tumors, are rare and highly aggressive tumors whose prognostic factors remain controversial. The stage at the time of presentation is the most important prognostic factor thus far, but little information exists on the prognostic impact of the sarcomatous component (SC) in these tumors. We reviewed 21 cases of uterine carcinosarcomas and estimated the volume of the SC in each case. This information was correlated with the stage of the tumor at presentation...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302237/extra-osseous-odontogenic-myxoma-of-maxillary-gingiva
#9
Manas Bajpai, Nilesh Pardhe
Odontogenic myxomas are rare odontogenic tumors of jaw characterised by accumulation of mucoid ground substance with little collagen. Peripheral odontogenic myxoma (POM) is extra-osseous variant of odontogenic myxomas, occurring solely in the soft tissue covering the tooth bearing portion of jaws. POM is exceedingly rare, less than 10 cases have been published till date. A case of POM is reported here in a 27-year female which was provisionally diagnosed as pyogenic granuloma.
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302236/osteogenic-sarcoma-of-mandible
#10
Manas Bajpai, Nilesh Pardhe, Betina Chandolia, Manika Arora
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a malignant neoplasm characterised by the formation of osteoid matrix by neoplastic cells. It is the most common primary malignant bone tumor accounting for 20% of all sarcomas, although its occurrence in the jaw is rare. It shows typical clinical behaviour but varied radiological and histopathological features. It presents various histological aspects. We report a case of 30-year male presented with a painful swelling of mandible, diagnosed as OS after histopathological evaluation.
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302235/glandular-odontogenic-cyst
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Betina Chandolia, Manas Bajpai, Manika Arora
The glandular odontogenic cyst (GOC), though rare, has now become a well known entity. The frequency of GOC ranges from 0.012% to 1.3% of all jaw cysts and its worldwide prevalence is 0.17%. The GOC's microscopic features have been well documented, and are also included in the list of World Health Organization. We report a case of GOC presenting as a unilocular osteodestructive lesion of anterior mandible in a 28-year female. The diagnosis was made on the basis of characteristic histological findings.
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292376/cartilaginous-choristoma-of-gingiva
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Manas Bajpai, Nilesh Pardhe
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January 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292370/psammomatoid-juvenile-ossifying-fibroma-of-mandible-in-a-41-year-male-patient
#13
Betina Chandolia, Manas Bajpai
Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a rare fibro-osseous neoplasm that develops among the craniofacial bones at an early age; and in majority of patients, it is diagnosed in the first or second decade of life. We present a case in 41-year male patient having it in the left anterior mandibular region. Peripheral eosinophilic areas resembling psammomatoid bodies along with other features impelled the diagnosis of psammomatoid ossifying fibroma. However, the term juvenile seems to be losing impact with the patients showing such features in old age...
January 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288201/optokinetic-nystagmus-reflects-perceptual-directions-in-the-onset-binocular-rivalry-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Mana Fujiwara, Catherine Ding, Lisandro Kaunitz, Julie C Stout, Dominic Thyagarajan, Naotsugu Tsuchiya
Optokinetic nystagmus (OKN), the reflexive eye movements evoked by a moving field, has recently gained interest among researchers as a useful tool to assess conscious perception. When conscious perception and stimulus are dissociated, such as in binocular rivalry-when dissimilar images are simultaneously presented to each eye and perception alternates between the two images over time-OKN correlates with perception rather than with the physical direction of the moving field. While this relationship is well established in healthy subjects, it is yet unclear whether it also generalizes to clinical populations, for example, patients with Parkinson's disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287170/crystal-structures-reveal-n-terminal-domain-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-clpd-to-be-highly-divergent-from-that-of-clpc1
#15
Chinmayee Mohapatra, Manas Kumar Jagdev, Dileep Vasudevan
The caseinolytic protease machinery associated chaperone protein ClpC is known to be present in bacteria, plants and other eukaryotes, whereas ClpD is unique to plants. Plant ClpC and ClpD proteins get localized into chloroplast stroma. Herein, we report high resolution crystal structures of the N-terminal domain of Arabidopsis thaliana ClpC1 and ClpD. Surprisingly, AtClpD, but not AtClpC1, deviates from the typical N-terminal repeat domain organization of known Clp chaperones and have only seven α-helices, instead of eight...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285904/mex3a-marks-a-slowly-dividing-subpopulation-of-lgr5-intestinal-stem-cells
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Francisco M Barriga, Elisa Montagni, Miyeko Mana, Maria Mendez-Lago, Xavier Hernando-Momblona, Marta Sevillano, Amy Guillaumet-Adkins, Gustavo Rodriguez-Esteban, Simon J A Buczacki, Marta Gut, Holger Heyn, Douglas J Winton, Omer H Yilmaz, Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini, Ivo Gut, Eduard Batlle
Highly proliferative Lgr5+ stem cells maintain the intestinal epithelium and are thought to be largely homogeneous. Although quiescent intestinal stem cell (ISC) populations have been described, the identity and features of such a population remain controversial. Here we report unanticipated heterogeneity within the Lgr5+ ISC pool. We found that expression of the RNA-binding protein Mex3a labels a slowly cycling subpopulation of Lgr5+ ISCs that contribute to all intestinal lineages with distinct kinetics. Single-cell transcriptome profiling revealed that Lgr5+ cells adopt two discrete states, one of which is defined by a Mex3a expression program and relatively low levels of proliferation genes...
March 8, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285291/pattern-of-pediatric-bacterial-infection-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-new-delhi
#17
Manas Pratim Roy, Rajni Gaind, Kailash Chander Aggarwal, Harish Kumar Chellani, Indu Biswal
The retrospective study analyzed 1025 bacterial isolates from blood cultures collected from pediatric patients admitted in a tertiary-care hospital in New Delhi to find out drug sensitivity patterns. Staphylococcus was isolated from approximate 70% of the cultures, with 63.7% of them being methicillin-resistant. Meropenem resistance among acinetobacter was 38.6%.
February 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283893/tranexamic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-melasma-a-review-of-the-literature
#18
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Marina Perper, Ariel Eva Eber, Rachel Fayne, Sebastian Hugo Verne, Robert James Magno, Jessica Cervantes, Mana ALharbi, Ibrahim ALOmair, Abdulkarem Alfuraih, Keyvan Nouri
Melasma is a common acquired pigmentary disorder marked by irregular hyperpigmented macules or patches and most commonly occurs in women of darker skin color. It is a chronic often-relapsing condition that causes negative psychosocial effects in those affected. Current treatments such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, and retinoids, among others, demonstrate variable efficacy and side-effect profiles. We conducted a comprehensive literature review examining the use of tranexamic acid (TA), a well-known anti-fibrinolytic agent, in the treatment of melasma...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283260/-methodological-aspects-of-integrated-care-pathways
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R Gomis, M Mata Cases, D Mauricio Puente, S Artola Menéndez, J Ena Muñoz, J J Mediavilla Bravo, C Miranda Fernández-Santos, D Orozco Beltrán, L Rodríguez Mañas, C Sánchez Villalba, J A Martínez
An Integrated Healthcare Pathway (PAI) is a tool which has as its aim to increase the effectiveness of clinical performance through greater coordination and to ensure continuity of care. PAI places the patient as the central focus of the organisation of health services. It is defined as the set of activities carried out by the health care providers in order to increase the level of health and satisfaction of the population receiving services. The development of a PAI requires the analysis of the flow of activities, the inter-relationships between professionals and care teams, and patient expectations...
March 7, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278318/association-of-pseudoexfoliation-with-systemic-vascular-diseases-in-a-south-indian-population
#20
Ashok Vardhan S, Aravind Haripriya, Banushree Ratukondla, Pradeep Ramulu, Chandrasekaran Shivakumar, Manas Nath, Prabhu Vijayaraghavan, Alan L Robin
Importance: Ocular pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome may be associated with systemic vascular diseases, which might suggest a broader health significance of PEX, although previous reports are conflicting. Objective: To determine whether prespecified vascular risk factors and cardiac abnormalities are more common among patients with PEX than among control individuals without PEX. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional analysis of patients recruited into the Aravind Pseudoexfoliation study included South Indian patients older than 40 years with or without PEX who required cataract surgery...
March 9, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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