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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548152/an-arylboronate-locked-fluorescent-probe-for-hypochlorite
#1
Leilei Shi, Xin Li, Min Zhou, Faheem Muhammad, Yubin Ding, Hui Wei
An unusual arylboronate based fluorescent probe R1 was synthesized for the selective and sensitive detection of ClO(-). A detailed mechanistic study revealed that R1 reacted with ClO(-) through an oxidation to chlorination mechanism, and the arylboronate moiety in R1 acted as a "lock" to eliminate the effects of pH fluctuations. With this design strategy, R1 was successfully used to detect as low as 6.4 nM of ClO(-) over other ROS species in a wide pH range from 4.5 to 9.0.
May 26, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547675/complications-following-proximal-femoral-locking-compression-plating-in-unstable-proximal-femur-fractures-medium-term-follow-up
#2
Sandro Hodel, Frank J P Beeres, Reto Babst, Björn-Christian Link
PURPOSE: To assess the outcome in patients treated with proximal femoral locking compression plate (PF-LCP 4.5/5.0, Synthes(©)) for unstable inter- and subtrochanteric femoral fractures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 16 patients with proximal femur fractures (AO: 31A2: n = 5/32.3%; 31-A3: n = 10/62.5%; 32B1: n = 1/6.3%) treated with a PF-LCP at a Level 1 trauma centre between 2011 and 2015 was conducted. RESULTS: Sixteen patients were available for follow-up with a mean follow-up time of 14 months (range 4-29)...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546694/cannula-associated-ocular-injuries-during-cataract-surgery-a-preventable-intraoperative-complication
#3
Darren Shu Jeng Ting, Chrisjan Dees, Christine Ellerton
Although rare, inadvertently dislodged cannula can occur during cataract surgery. We report two cases of cannula-associated ocular injury during stromal hydration of the main corneal incision despite the use of Luer-lock syringes. Case 1 suffered from an initially occult intraocular injury which led to a delayed presentation of vitreous prolapsing into the anterior chamber, presumed posterior capsular rupture, vitreous hemorrhage, and multiple retinal tears, which required a three-port pars plana vitrectomy and cryotherapy...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546214/rna-polymerase-motions-during-promoter-melting
#4
Andrey Feklistov, Brian Bae, Jesse Hauver, Agnieszka Lass-Napiorkowska, Markus Kalesse, Florian Glaus, Karl-Heinz Altmann, Tomasz Heyduk, Robert Landick, Seth A Darst
All cellular RNA polymerases (RNAPs), from those of bacteria to those of man, possess a clamp that can open and close, and it has been assumed that the open RNAP separates promoter DNA strands and then closes to establish a tight grip on the DNA template. Here, we resolve successive motions of the initiating bacterial RNAP by studying real-time signatures of fluorescent reporters placed on RNAP and DNA in the presence of ligands locking the clamp in distinct conformations. We report evidence for an unexpected and obligatory step early in the initiation involving a transient clamp closure as a prerequisite for DNA melting...
May 26, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546209/quantum-sensing-with-arbitrary-frequency-resolution
#5
J M Boss, K S Cujia, J Zopes, C L Degen
Quantum sensing takes advantage of well-controlled quantum systems for performing measurements with high sensitivity and precision. We have implemented a concept for quantum sensing with arbitrary frequency resolution, independent of the qubit probe and limited only by the stability of an external synchronization clock. Our concept makes use of quantum lock-in detection to continuously probe a signal of interest. Using the electronic spin of a single nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond, we demonstrate detection of oscillating magnetic fields with a frequency resolution of 70 microhertz over a megahertz bandwidth...
May 26, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545751/what-is-the-male-to-female-ratio-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Rachel Loomes, Laura Hull, William Polmear Locke Mandy
OBJECTIVE: To derive the first systematically calculated estimate of the relative proportion of boys and girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through a meta-analysis of prevalence studies conducted since the introduction of the DSM-IV and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. METHOD: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed. The Medline, Embase, and PsycINFO databases were searched, and study quality was rated using a risk-of-bias tool...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545126/pheromone-sensing-neurons-regulate-peripheral-lipid-metabolism-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#7
Rosalind Hussey, Jon Stieglitz, Jaleh Mesgarzadeh, Tiffany T Locke, Ying K Zhang, Frank C Schroeder, Supriya Srinivasan
It is now established that the central nervous system plays an important role in regulating whole body metabolism and energy balance. However, the extent to which sensory systems relay environmental information to modulate metabolic events in peripheral tissues has remained poorly understood. In addition, it has been challenging to map the molecular mechanisms underlying discrete sensory modalities with respect to their role in lipid metabolism. In previous work our lab has identified instructive roles for serotonin signaling as a surrogate for food availability, as well as oxygen sensing, in the control of whole body metabolism...
May 18, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544991/associations-of-neighborhood-social-environment-attributes-and-physical-activity-among-9-11-year-old-children-from-12-countries
#8
Samaah M Sullivan, Stephanie T Broyles, Tiago V Barreira, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, Gang Hu, Rebecca Kuriyan, Anura Kurpad, Estelle V Lambert, Carol Maher, Jose Maia, Victor Matsudo, Tim Olds, Vincent Onywera, Olga L Sarmiento, Martyn Standage, Mark S Tremblay, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Pei Zhao, Peter T Katzmarzyk
We investigated whether associations of neighborhood social environment attributes and physical activity differed among 12 countries and levels of economic development using World Bank classification (low/lower-middle-, upper-middle- and high- income countries) among 9-11 year old children (N=6161) from the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle, and the Environment (ISCOLE). Collective efficacy and perceived crime were obtained via parental/guardian report. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was assessed with waist-worn Actigraph accelerometers...
May 22, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544795/joint-association-of-birth-weight-and-physical-activity-sedentary-behavior-with-obesity-in-children-ages-9-11-years-from-12-countries
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Yijuan Qiao, Tao Zhang, Hongyan Liu, Peter T Katzmarzyk, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, William D Johnson, Rebecca Kuriyan, Anura Kurpad, Estelle V Lambert, Carol Maher, José A R Maia, Victor Matsudo, Timothy Olds, Vincent Onywera, Olga L Sarmiento, Martyn Standage, Mark S Tremblay, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Pei Zhao, Gang Hu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary time with childhood obesity in 12 countries. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 5,088 children aged 9 to 11 years was conducted. Birth weight was recalled by parents or guardians. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior were objectively measured using accelerometry. RESULTS: The association of birth weight with the odds of obesity, central obesity, and high body fat was significant among children with either low MVPA or high sedentary time but not among children with either high MVPA or low sedentary time...
June 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544676/robotic-distal-locking-of-intramedullary-nailing-technical-description-and-cadaveric-testing
#10
Martin Panzica, Eduardo M Suero, Ralf Westphal, Musa Citak, Emmanouil Liodakis, Nael Hawi, Max Petri, Christian Krettek, Timo Stuebig
Interlocked intramedullary nailing is the treatment of choice for femoral shaft fractures. However, distal locking is a technically challenging part of the procedure that can result in distal femoral malrotation and high radiation exposure. We have tested a robotic procedure for robotic distal locking based on the computation of a drilling trajectory on two calibrated fluoroscopic images. Twenty distal holes were attempted in ten cadaveric femur specimens. Successful screw hole drilling was achieved at the first attempt in each of the ten specimens (20 drill holes in total)...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544035/chemical-exchange-sensitive-mri-of-amide-amine-and-noe-at-9-4%C3%A2-t-versus-15-2%C3%A2-t
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Julius Juhyun Chung, Wonmin Choi, Tao Jin, Jung Hee Lee, Seong-Gi Kim
Chemical exchange (CE)-sensitive MRI benefits greatly from stronger magnetic fields; however, field effects on CE-sensitive imaging have not yet been studied well in vivo. We have compared CE-sensitive Z-spectra and maps obtained at the fields of 9.4 T and 15.2 T in phantoms and rats with off-resonance chemical-exchange-sensitive spin lock (CESL), which is similar to conventional chemical exchange saturation transfer. At higher fields, the background peak at water resonance has less spread and the exchange rate relative to chemical shift decreases, thus CESL intensity is dependent on B0 ...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543304/biomechanical-comparison-between-pins-and-polymethylmethacrylate-and-the-sop-locking-plate-system-to-stabilize-canine-lumbosacral-fracture-luxation-in-flexion-and-extension
#12
Johannes J Nel, Cor-Jacques Kat, Gert L Coetzee, Paul J van Staden
OBJECTIVE: To determine the stability of a simulated complete L7-S1 fracture-luxation immobilized with SOP locking plate system, compared to pins and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). STUDY DESIGN: In vitro biomechanical study. ANIMALS: Cadaver specimens of 18 skeletally mature large-breed dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Specimens were randomly stabilized with one of the two fixation techniques. Lumbosacral spine specimens (L5-S3) were subjected to a bending moment applied to the caudal and cranial ends of the specimen...
May 24, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542396/using-stochastic-language-models-slm-to-map-lexical-syntactic-and-phonological-information-processing-in-the-brain
#13
Alessandro Lopopolo, Stefan L Frank, Antal van den Bosch, Roel M Willems
Language comprehension involves the simultaneous processing of information at the phonological, syntactic, and lexical level. We track these three distinct streams of information in the brain by using stochastic measures derived from computational language models to detect neural correlates of phoneme, part-of-speech, and word processing in an fMRI experiment. Probabilistic language models have proven to be useful tools for studying how language is processed as a sequence of symbols unfolding in time. Conditional probabilities between sequences of words are at the basis of probabilistic measures such as surprisal and perplexity which have been successfully used as predictors of several behavioural and neural correlates of sentence processing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542386/correlation-between-plasma-endothelin-1-levels-and-severity-of-septic-liver-failure-quantified-by-maximal-liver-function-capacity-limax-test-a-prospective-study
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Magnus F Kaffarnik, Navid Ahmadi, Johan F Lock, Tilo Wuensch, Johann Pratschke, Martin Stockmann, Maciej Malinowski
AIM: To investigate the relationship between the degree of liver dysfunction, quantified by maximal liver function capacity (LiMAx test) and endothelin-1, TNF-α and IL-6 in septic surgical patients. METHODS: 28 septic patients (8 female, 20 male, age range 35-80y) were prospectively investigated on a surgical intensive care unit. Liver function, defined by LiMAx test, and measurements of plasma levels of endothelin-1, TNF-α and IL-6 were carried out within the first 24 hours after onset of septic symptoms, followed by day 2, 5 and 10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542040/failure-of-osseointegrated-dental-implant-after-alveolar-nerve-transposition-a-report-of-an-unusual-complication-and-surgical-management
#15
Renato da Costa Ribeiro, Anibal Henrique Barbosa Luna, Cássio Edvard Sverzut, Alexander Tadeu Sverzut
PURPOSE: To describe an unusual case of mandibular fracture after osseointegrated dental implant removal placed after inferior alveolar nerve transposition. REPORT OF CASE: The patient underwent inferior nerve transposition for implant placement due to lack of interarch space. Two months after metal-ceramic crowns installation, the patient began to complain of pain in the region of the implant. In an attempt to remove the implant, there was a fracture of the implant, and only two third of it was removed, leaving only the apical portion of the implant in the mandible...
May 24, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541187/enhancement-of-group-perception-via-a-collaborative-brain-computer-interface
#16
Davide Valeriani, Riccardo Poli, Caterina Cinel
OBJECTIVE: We aimed at improving group performance in a challenging visual search task via a hybrid collaborative brain-computer interface (cBCI). METHODS: Ten participants individually undertook a visual search task where a display was presented for 250 ms, and they had to decide whether a target was present or not. Local temporal correlation common spatial pattern (LTCCSP) was used to extract neural features from response- and stimulus-locked EEG epochs. The resulting feature vectors were extended by including response times and features extracted from eye movements...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541156/biomechanical-evaluation-of-two-plating-configurations-for-fixation-of-a-simple-transverse-caudal-mandibular-fracture-model-in-cats
#17
Christopher L Greiner, Frank J M Verstraete, Susan M Stover, Tanya C Garcia, Dustin Leale, Boaz Arzi
OBJECTIVE To evaluate biomechanical properties of intact feline mandibles, compared with those for mandibles with an experimentally created osteotomy that was stabilized with 1 of 2 internal fixation configurations. SAMPLE 20 mandibles from 10 adult feline cadavers. PROCEDURES An incomplete block study design was used to assign the mandibles of each cadaver to 2 of 3 groups (locking plate with locking screws [locking construct], locking plate with nonlocking screws [nonlocking construct], or intact). Within each cadaver, mandibles were randomly assigned to the assigned treatments...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541152/biomechanical-comparison-of-a-3-5-mm-conical-coupling-plating-system-and-a-3-5-mm-locking-compression-plate-applied-as-plate-rod-constructs-to-an-experimentally-created-fracture-gap-in-femurs-of-canine-cadavers
#18
Giovanni Tremolada, Daniel D Lewis, Ken Luka Paragnani, Bryan P Conrad, Stanley E Kim, Antonio Pozzi
OBJECTIVE To compare stiffness and resistance to cyclic fatigue of two 3.5-mm locking system plate-rod constructs applied to an experimentally created fracture gap in femurs of canine cadavers. SAMPLE 20 femurs from cadavers of 10 mixed-breed adult dogs. PROCEDURES 1 femur from each cadaver was stabilized with a conical coupling plating system-rod construct, and the contralateral femur was stabilized with a locking compression plate (LCP)-rod construct. An intramedullary Steinmann pin was inserted in each femur...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540717/imaging-laser-triggered-drug-release-from-gold-nanocages-with-transient-absorption-lifetime-microscopy-talm
#19
Yongkui Xu, Qi Liu, Ruoyu He, Xianchong Miao, Minbiao Ji
Nanoparticles have shown promise in loading and delivering drugs for targeted therapy. Many progresses have been made in the design, synthesis and modification of nanoparticles to fulfill such goals. However, realizing targeted intracellular delivery and controlled release of drugs remain challenging, partly due to the lack of reliable tools to detect the drug releasing process. In this paper, we applied femtosecond laser pulses to trigger the explosion of gold nanocages (AuNCs) and controlled the intracellular release of loaded AlPcS molecules for photodynamic therapy (PDT)...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540698/introduction-on-using-the-fastpcr-software-and-the-related-java-web-tools-for-pcr-and-oligonucleotide-assembly-and-analysis
#20
Ruslan Kalendar, Timofey V Tselykh, Bekbolat Khassenov, Erlan M Ramanculov
This chapter introduces the FastPCR software as an integrated tool environment for PCR primer and probe design, which predicts properties of oligonucleotides based on experimental studies of the PCR efficiency. The software provides comprehensive facilities for designing primers for most PCR applications and their combinations. These include the standard PCR as well as the multiplex, long-distance, inverse, real-time, group-specific, unique, overlap extension PCR for multi-fragments assembling cloning and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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