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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734267/status-epilepticus-related-etiology-incidence-and-mortality-a-meta-analysis
#1
Rui-Juan Lv, Qun Wang, Tao Cui, Fei Zhu, Xiao-Qiu Shao
Status epilepticus (SE) is a severe medical condition. To determine its epidemiology and outcome of SE, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the etiology, incidence and mortality of SE. We searched PubMed and Embase between Jan 1, 2000, and Oct 31, 2016, with no regional restrictions, for observational studies of the etiology, incidence and mortality of SE. Forty-three studies were included in the meta-analysis. The pooled crude annual incidence rate, the pooled case fatality rate and the pooled crude annual mortality rate of SE were 12...
July 15, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734240/decreased-levels-of-serum-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Erman Esnafoglu, Sema Nur Ayyıldız
The neurodevelopment and functioning of the central nervous system, and especially the cerebral cortex, have basic importance to understand neuropsychiatric disorders like autism. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) plays a very important role in the development and functioning of the cortex. FGF-2 is related to developmental processes in the central nervous system such as neurogenesis, migration, differentiation and survival. This study researched the serum FGF-2 levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...
July 14, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734235/characterization-of-cognitive-performance-and-evaluation-of-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-htlv-1
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Liliana Raulino Goncalves, Leopoldo Nelson Fernandes Barbosa, Paula Machado Ribeiro Magalhaes, Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cognitive alterations among patients with HTLV-1, ascertain what is associated with these alterations and evaluate these patients' quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. Patients infected by HTLV-1 who were seen at the Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital from March 2014 to June 2015 were included in the study. A semi-structured questionnaire and the Mini-Mental State Examination, Color Trails Test, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF36) were used...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734228/effect-of-education-on-ability-of-ai-professionals-and-herd-owner-inseminators-to-detect-cows-not-in-oestrus-and-its-relation-with-progesterone-concentration-on-day-of-re-insemination
#4
K Vartia, J Taponen, J Heikkinen, H Lindeberg
The effect of training background of persons performing artificial insemination (AI) (herd-owner inseminators (OWNER), AI technicians (AI-T), and fertility consultants (FC)) on pregnancy rate and their ability to detect cows not in oestrus were studied. A total of 1584 re-AI occasions on 754 dairy farms were included. Milk samples for progesterone (P4) analysis in all cases were collected, as were data on the herd, previous breeding attempts, oestrous signs, uterine tone, slipperiness of cervix, and co-operation of the cow...
July 13, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734212/treatment-of-refractory-contaminants-by-sludge-derived-biochar-persulfate-system-via-both-adsorption-and-advanced-oxidation-process
#5
Jia Wang, Zhuwei Liao, Jerosha Ifthikar, Lerong Shi, Yunan Du, Jingyi Zhu, Shuang Xi, Zhuqi Chen, Zhulei Chen
A novel strategy for the removal of refractory organic contaminants was realized through sludge-derived biochar (SDBC)/persulfate (PS) system via both adsorption and advanced oxidation process under ambient conditions. SDBC was prepared by one single step of slow pyrolysis of municipal sewage sludge, appeared a porous structure, and contained abundant oxygen-containing functional groups as well as amorphous Fe species. Large surface area and porous structure of SDBC benefitted the adsorption and enrichment of contaminants, while oxygen-containing functional groups and Fe species on the surface were considered as reactive components for the activation of PS...
July 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734207/in-silico-designing-of-therapeutic-protein-enriched-with-branched-chain-amino-acids-for-the-dietary-treatment-of-chronic-liver-disease
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Sunil L, Prasanna Vasu
Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are three essential branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) account for 40-45% of total essential amino acids. BCAA stimulates protein synthesis primarily in skeletal muscles, and it can directly transport to circulatory blood stream bypassing the liver. Hence, a protein enriched with BCAA is an important therapeutic target for the dietary treatment of chronic liver disease. The present study is to design a synthetic protein enriched with BCAA and the challenge is to maximize the BCAA content, keeping the balanced ratio of leucine, isoleucine, valine - 2: 1: 1...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734206/theoretical-investigation-of-the-conformational-space-of-baicalin
#7
Juan J Martínez Medina, Evelina G Ferrer, Patricia A M Williams, Nora B Okulik
Flavonoids are a large group of polyphenolic compounds ubiquitously present in plants. They are important components of human diet. They are recognized as potential drug candidates to be used in the treatment and prevention of a lot of pathological disorders, due to their protective effects. Baicalin (7-glucuronic acid 5, 6-dihydroxyflavone) is one of the main single active constituents isolated from the dried roots of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. The great interest on this flavonoid is due to its various pharmacological properties, such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and so on, and its high accumulation in the roots of S...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734201/modification-of-chemical-properties-cu-fractionation-and-enzymatic-activities-in-an-acid-vineyard-soil-amended-with-winery-wastes-a-field-study
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Isabel Rodríguez-Salgado, Paula Pérez-Rodríguez, Antía Gómez-Armesto, Montserrat Díaz-Raviña, Juan Carlos Nóvoa-Muñoz, Manuel Arias-Estévez, David Fernández-Calviño
The effects of adding two winery wastes, perlite waste (PW) and bentonite waste (BW), to an acid vineyard soil were assessed using some chemical and biological soil properties in a field study that lasted 18 months. The addition of PW (up to 81 Mg ha(-1)) had neither significant nor permanent effects on soil characteristics such as the pH, organic matter content or nutrient concentrations, the amounts of copper or zinc, or the electrical conductivity. Moreover, no persistent negative effects were found on the enzymatic activities after PW application...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734192/trajectories-of-risk-behaviors-across-adolescence-and-young-adulthood-the-role-of-race-and-ethnicity
#9
Eunhee Park, Thomas P McCoy, Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Robin Bartlett
INTRODUCTION: Despite important advances of longitudinal research in substance use behaviors, most studies stratify analyses by gender or race, which limits the ability to directly compare the likelihood of a particular developmental pathway across demographic groups. Thus, there is critical need for well-designed research to examine the associations of race/ethnicity with developmental trajectories of substance use behaviors across adolescence through adulthood. METHODS: Using an accelerated longitudinal design, we examined behaviors across ages 12-31 from Waves I-IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health...
July 15, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734172/clear-evidence-for-item-limits-in-visual-working-memory
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Kirsten C S Adam, Edward K Vogel, Edward Awh
There is a consensus that visual working memory (WM) resources are sharply limited, but debate persists regarding the simple question of whether there is a limit to the total number of items that can be stored concurrently. Zhang and Luck (2008) advanced this debate with an analytic procedure that provided strong evidence for random guessing responses, but their findings can also be described by models that deny guessing while asserting a high prevalence of low precision memories. Here, we used a whole report memory procedure in which subjects reported all items in each trial and indicated whether they were guessing with each response...
July 19, 2017: Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734168/effect-of-neurodynamic-mobilization-on-fluid-dispersion-in-median-nerve-at-the-level-of-the-carpal-tunnel-a-cadaveric-study
#11
M Boudier-Revéret, K K Gilbert, D R Allégue, M Moussadyk, J M Brismée, P S Sizer, V Feipel, P M Dugailly, S Sobczak
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of neurodynamics mobilization (NDM) on an artificially induced edema in the median nerve at the level of the carpal tunnel in unembalmed cadavers and to assess whether NDM tensioning techniques (TT) and NDM sliding techniques (SLT) induce similar effects on intraneural fluid dispersion. DESIGN: Fourteen upper extremities of seven unembalmed cadavers were used in this study. A biomimetic solution was injected directly under the epineurium of the median nerve at the level of the proximal transverse carpal ligament...
July 17, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734165/rhodamine-spirolactam-sensors-operated-by-sulfur-cooperated-metal-complexation
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Gisuk Heo, Dahye Lee, Chi Gwan Kim, Jung Yun Do
New rhodamine Schiff base sensors were developed to improve selective sensing by introducing sulfide, ester, and dithiocarbonate groups, as well as using ketones coupled to rhodamine-hydrazine. Metal sensing proceeded through the 1:1 complexation of the metal ion for most sensors in the presence of Cu(2+) and Hg(2+). A sensor carrying a dithiocarbonate group responded selectively to Hg(2+) showing a strong colorimetric change and intense fluorescence. The association constants of the sensors were determined from a linear plot performed at micro-molar concentrations to afford values in the range of 10(4)...
July 15, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734164/cognitive-strategies-in-the-mental-rotation-task-revealed-by-eeg-spectral-power
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Aaron L Gardony, Marianna D Eddy, Tad T Brunyé, Holly A Taylor
The classic mental rotation task (MRT; Shepard & Metzler, 1971) is commonly thought to measure mental rotation, a cognitive process involving covert simulation of motor rotation. Yet much research suggests that the MRT recruits both motor simulation and other analytic cognitive strategies that depend on visuospatial representation and visual working memory (WM). In the present study, we investigated cognitive strategies in the MRT using time-frequency analysis of EEG and independent component analysis. We scrutinized sensorimotor mu (µ) power reduction, associated with motor simulation, parietal alpha (pα) power reduction, associated with visuospatial representation, and frontal midline theta (fmθ) power enhancement, associated with WM maintenance and manipulation...
July 19, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734161/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-extraction-solvent-and-organ-selection-on-the-chemical-profile-of-astragalus-spinosus-using-hptlc-multivariate-image-analysis
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Eman Shawky, Dina A Selim
The evaluation of extraction protocols for untargeted and targeted metabolomics was implemented for root and aerial organs of Astragalus spinosus in this work. The efficiency and complementarity of commonly used extraction solvents, namely petroleum ether, methylene chloride, ethyl acetate and n-butanol were considered for method evaluation using chemometric techniques in conjunction with new, simple, and fast high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method for fingerprint analysis by extracting information from a digitalized HPTLC plate using ImageJ software...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734158/interaction-between-platelet-derived-micrornas-and-cyp2c19-2-genotype-on-clopidogrel-antiplatelet-responsiveness-in-patients-with-acs
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Li Peng, Jun Liu, Liuan Qin, Jia Liu, Shaozhi Xi, Caiyi Lu, Tong Yin
BACKGROUND: Both platelet-derived microRNAs and the genotype of CYP2C19*2 were implicated for the variability of clopidogrel antiplatelet responsiveness. However, their interaction on the antiplatelet responsiveness of clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains unknown. METHODS: Consecutive clopidogrel-treated patients with ACS were recruited, with their antiplatelet responsiveness evaluated by the relative platelet inhibition (RI), as measured by light transmittance aggregometry (LTA) at baseline and 5days' after the maintenance treatment of clopidogrel...
July 13, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734151/magnetically-recyclable-reduced-graphene-oxide-nanosheets-magnetite-palladium-aerogel-with-superior-catalytic-activity-and-reusability
#16
Yan Feng, Hui Zhang, Baifu Xin, Jie Wu
A two-step method was employed to synthesize reduced graphene oxide nanosheets/magnetite-palladium (rGSs/Fe3O4-Pd) aerogel, with excellent catalytic activity and recyclability. Firstly, graphene oxide nanosheet (GS) hydrogels were formed by the self-assembly of GSs during the hydrothermal process. Meanwhile, hematite (α-Fe2O3) and Pd nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized and anchored onto the surface of the hydrogel. During heat-treatment, GSs were reduced to rGSs, while nonmagnetic α-Fe2O3NPs were converted to magnetic Fe3O4 NPs...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734150/growing-platinum-ruthenium-tin-ternary-alloy-nanoparticles-on-reduced-graphene-oxide-for-strong-ligand-effect-toward-enhanced-ethanol-oxidation-reaction
#17
Qing Qing Xia, Lian Ying Zhang, Zhi Liang Zhao, Chang Ming Li
Uniform Pt1Ru0.5Sn0.5 ternary alloy nanoparticles are in situ deposited on reduced graphene oxide (Pt1Ru0.5Sn0.5-RGO) through its functional groups and defects as nucleation sites to greatly electrocatalyze ethanol oxidation reaction for much higher mass current densities, larger apparent specific current densities and better stability than commercial Pt-C catalyst (Pt-C(commer)). Mechanistic studies indicate that the excellent electrocatalytic activity and anti-poisoning are resulted from a strong ligand effect of the ternary alloy components, in which the charge transfer is boosted while decreasing the density of states close to the Fermi level of Pt to reduce bond energy between Pt and CO-like adsorbates for greatly improved anti-poisoning ability...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734146/diagnostic-value-of-whole-body-diffusion-weighted-mri-compared-to-computed-tomography-for-pre-operative-assessment-of-patients-suspected-for-ovarian-cancer
#18
Katrijn Michielsen, Raphaëla Dresen, Ragna Vanslembrouck, Frederik De Keyzer, Frédéric Amant, Elvier Mussen, Karin Leunen, Patrick Berteloot, Philippe Moerman, Ignace Vergote, Vincent Vandecaveye
BACKGROUND: Despite excellent per-lesion performance for peritoneal staging, the additional clinical value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI/MRI) compared to computed tomography (CT) remains to be established in ovarian cancer. Our purpose was to evaluate whole body (WB)-DWI/MRI for diagnosis, staging and operability assessment of patients suspected for ovarian cancer compared to CT. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-one patients suspected for ovarian carcinoma underwent 3 T WB-DWI/MRI and contrast-enhanced CT...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734142/differences-between-genders-in-colorectal-morphology-on-ct-colonography-using-a-quantitative-approach-a-pilot-study
#19
Charles N Weber, Jason A Poff, Anna S Lev-Toaff, Marc S Levine, Hanna M Zafar
PURPOSE: To explore quantitative differences between genders in morphologic colonic metrics and determine metric reproducibility. METHODS: Quantitative colonic metrics from 20 male and 20 female CTC datasets were evaluated twice by two readers; all exams were performed after incomplete optical colonoscopy. Intra-/inter-reader reliability was measured with intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and concordance correlation coefficient (CCC). RESULTS: Women had overall decreased colonic volume, increased tortuosity and compactness and lower sigmoid apex height on CTC compared to men (p<0...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734139/%C3%AE-nfluenza-a-h3n2-genetic-variants-in-vaccinated-patients-in-northern-greece
#20
A Melidou, G Gioula, M Exindari, E Ioannou, K Gkolfinopoulou, T Georgakopoulou, S Tsiodras, A Papa
BACKGROUND: Influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominated during the influenza 2016/2017 season and showed extensive genetic diversification. A high vaccination failure rate was noticed during the 2016/17 season in Greece, especially among the elderly. OBJECTIVES: The scope of the study was to investigate the genetic characteristics of A(H3N2) circulating viruses and viruses detected in vaccinated patients. STUDY DESIGN: Virus samples originated from vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, obtained at the National Influenza Centre for northern Greece...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
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