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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916321/analysis-of-resistance-genes-in-pan-resistant-myroides-odoratimimus-clinical-strain-pr63039-using-whole-genome-sequencing
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Desong Ming, Qing-Qing Chen, Xiao-Tin Chen
To clarify the antibiotic resistance mechanisms of Myroides odoratimimus, pan-resistant M. odoratimimus strain PR63039 was isolated and its genome sequenced and analyzed. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was conducted using the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method, and the Phoenix-100 Automated Microbiology System with a NMIC/ID-4 panel including aminoglycosides, β-lactams, polypeptides, quinolones, sulfonamides, chloramphenicols, and tetracyclines. Single-molecule real-time whole genome sequencing was conducted using the PacBio RSII system, and genome annotation was performed using RAST and IMG ER...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914715/diffuse-staining-for-activated-notch1-correlates-with-notch1-mutation-status-and-is-associated-with-worse-outcome-in-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
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Dipti P Sajed, William C Faquin, Chris Carey, Eric A Severson, Amir H Afrogheh, Carl A Johnson, Stephen C Blacklow, Nicole G Chau, Derrick T Lin, Jeffrey F Krane, Vickie Y Jo, Joaquín J Garcia, Lynette M Sholl, Jon C Aster
NOTCH1 is frequently mutated in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). To test the idea that immunohistochemical (IHC) staining can identify ACCs with NOTCH1 mutations, we performed IHC for activated NOTCH1 (NICD1) in 197 cases diagnosed as ACC from 173 patients. NICD1 staining was positive in 194 cases (98%) in 2 major patterns: subset positivity, which correlated with tubular/cribriform histology; and diffuse positivity, which correlated with a solid histology. To determine the relationship between NICD1 staining and NOTCH1 mutational status, targeted exome sequencing data were obtained on 14 diffusely NICD1-positive ACC specimens from 11 patients and 15 subset NICD1-positive ACC specimens from 15 patients...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913594/developmental-trajectory-of-the-prefrontal-cortex-a-systematic-review-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-studies
#3
Sónia S Sousa, Edson Amaro, Alberto Crego, Óscar F Gonçalves, Adriana Sampaio
Fluctuations in gray and white matter volumes in addition to the fibers' reorganization and refinement of synaptic connectivity apparently happen in a particular temporo-spatial sequence during the dynamic and prolonged process of cerebral maturation. These developmental events are associated with regional modifications of brain tissues and neural circuits, contributing to networks' specialization and enhanced cognitive processing. According to several studies, improvements in cognitive processes are possibly myelin-dependent and associated to white matter maturation...
September 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913326/improvement-in-white-matter-tract-reconstruction-with-constrained-spherical-deconvolution-and-track-density-mapping-in-low-angular-resolution-data-a-pediatric-study-and-literature-review
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Benedetta Toselli, Domenico Tortora, Mariasavina Severino, Gabriele Arnulfo, Andrea Canessa, Giovanni Morana, Andrea Rossi, Marco Massimo Fato
INTRODUCTION: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) allows noninvasive investigation of brain structure in vivo. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a frequently used application of DW-MRI that assumes a single main diffusion direction per voxel, and is therefore not well suited for reconstructing crossing fiber tracts. Among the solutions developed to overcome this problem, constrained spherical deconvolution with probabilistic tractography (CSD-PT) has provided superior quality results in clinical settings on adult subjects; however, it requires particular acquisition parameters and long sequences, which may limit clinical usage in the pediatric age group...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912802/chaotic-image-encryption-algorithm-based-on-bit-permutation-and-dynamic-dna-encoding
#5
Xuncai Zhang, Feng Han, Ying Niu
With the help of the fact that chaos is sensitive to initial conditions and pseudorandomness, combined with the spatial configurations in the DNA molecule's inherent and unique information processing ability, a novel image encryption algorithm based on bit permutation and dynamic DNA encoding is proposed here. The algorithm first uses Keccak to calculate the hash value for a given DNA sequence as the initial value of a chaotic map; second, it uses a chaotic sequence to scramble the image pixel locations, and the butterfly network is used to implement the bit permutation...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912536/predictive-and-prognostic-value-of-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-ivim-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-advanced-cervical-cancers-undergoing-concurrent-chemo-radiotherapy
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Li Zhu, Huanhuan Wang, Lijing Zhu, Jie Meng, Yan Xu, Baorui Liu, Weibo Chen, Jian He, Zhengyang Zhou, Xiaofeng Yang
By using the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) model, the diffusion-related coefficient (D) and the perfusion-related parameter (f) can be obtained simultaneously. Here, we explored the application of IVIM MR imaging in predicting long-term prognosis in patients with advanced cervical cancers treated with concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CCRT). In this study, pelvic MR examinations including an IVIM sequence were performed on 30 women with advanced cervical cancers at three time points (within 2 weeks before, as well as 2 and 4 weeks after, the initiation of CCRT)...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912282/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-histograms-of-human-papillomavirus-positive-and-human-papillomavirus-negative-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-assessment-of-tumor-heterogeneity-and-comparison-with-histopathology
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T de Perrot, V Lenoir, M Domingo Ayllón, N Dulguerov, M Pusztaszeri, M Becker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma associated with human papillomavirus infection represents a distinct tumor entity. We hypothesized that diffusion phenotypes based on the histogram analysis of ADC values reflect distinct degrees of tumor heterogeneity in human papillomavirus-positive and human papillomavirus-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred five consecutive patients (mean age, 64 years; range, 45-87 years) with primary oropharyngeal (n = 52) and oral cavity (n = 53) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma underwent MR imaging with anatomic and diffusion-weighted sequences (b = 0, b = 1000 s/mm(2), monoexponential ADC calculation)...
September 14, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911188/diversity-of-ochrobactrum-species-in-food-animals-antibiotic-resistance-phenotypes-and-polymorphisms-in-the-blaoch-gene
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Carla Andrea Alonso, Yakubu A Kwabugge, Madubuike U Anyanwu, Carmen Torres, Kennedy F Chah
Twenty-six lactose non-fermenting, oxidase, urease and citrate-positive Gram-negative rods, isolated from broiler chickens, pigs and cattle at slaughter, were subjected to the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry and 16S rDNA sequencing for identification. Susceptibility to 14 antimicrobials was determined by the disc diffusion method. Ochrobactrum isolates resistant to third-generation cephalosporins were PCR-screened for the presence of the Ochrobactrum anthropi ampC gene (blaOCH)...
September 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910456/identification-of-alk-rearrangements-in-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma
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Yin P Hung, Fei Dong, Jaclyn C Watkins, Valentina Nardi, Raphael Bueno, Paola Dal Cin, John J Godleski, Christopher P Crum, Lucian R Chirieac
Importance: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive tumor arising from the peritoneal lining, induced by asbestos, therapeutic radiation, or germline mutations. Nevertheless, the molecular features remain largely unknown. Objective: To investigate anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements in a large series of peritoneal mesothelioma and characterize the mutational landscape of these tumors. Design, Setting, and Participants: We studied 88 consecutive patients (39 men, 49 women; median age 61, range 17-84 years) with peritoneal mesotheliomas diagnosed at a single institution between 2005 and 2015...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910166/prevalence-antimicrobial-resistance-and-relatedness-of-salmonella-isolated-from-chickens-and-pigs-on-farms-abattoirs-and-markets-in-sichuan-province-china
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Suzhen Ma, Changwei Lei, Linghan Kong, Wei Jiang, Bihui Liu, Shuai Men, Yanxian Yang, Guangyang Cheng, Yanpeng Chen, Hongning Wang
This study aims at investigating the distribution, antimicrobial resistance, and genetic relationship of Salmonella isolated from 18 farms, their downstream abattoirs, and markets of chickens and pigs in Sichuan province, China. A total of 193 Salmonella isolates were identified from 693 samples with an isolation rate of 26.27% (88/335) in chickens and 29.33% (105/358) in pigs. Salmonella was isolated more frequently in abattoirs and markets than from farms. Serotypes were determined according to the White-Kauffmann-Le Minor scheme and 16 different serotypes were identified, with Derby being the most common, followed by Typhimurium and Meleagridis...
September 14, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906178/comparison-of-whole-genome-sequencing-to-restriction-endonuclease-analysis-and-gel-diffusion-precipitin-based-serotyping-of-pasteurella-multocida
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Karen J LeCount, Linda K Schlater, Tod Stuber, Suelee Robbe Austerman, Timothy S Frana, Ronald W Griffith, Matthew M Erdman
The gel diffusion precipitin test (GDPT) and restriction endonuclease analysis (REA) have commonly been used in the serotyping and genotyping of Pasteurella multocida. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis has become the gold standard for other organisms, offering higher resolution than previously available methods. We compared WGS to REA and GDPT on 163 isolates of P. multocida to determine if WGS produced more precise results. The isolates used represented the 16 reference serovars, isolates with REA profiles matching an attenuated fowl cholera vaccine strain, and isolates from 10 different animal species...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905697/luteolibacter-gellanilyticus-sp-nov-a-gellan-gum-degrading-bacterium-of-the-phylum-verrucomicrobia-isolated-from-miniaturized-diffusion-chambers
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Javier Pascual, Marina García-López, Ignacio González, Olga Genilloud
A novel chemo-organoheterotrophic bacterium, strain CB-286403T, was isolated from a Mediterranean forest soil, collected at Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, Spain, by using the Diffusion Sandwich System, a device with 384 miniature diffusion chambers. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses identified the isolate as a member of the genus Luteolibacter where the type strains Luteolibacterpohnpeiensis A4T-83T (GenBank acc. no. AB331895), Luteolibacteryonseiensis EBTL01T (JQ319003), Luteolibacterluojiensis DR4-30T (JN630810) and Luteolibacteralgae A5J-41-2T (AB331893) were the closest relatives with similarities of 97...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905474/steer-prop-a-grase-propeller-sequence-with-interecho-steering-gradient-pulses
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Girish Srinivasan, Novena Rangwala, Xiaohong Joe Zhou
PURPOSE: This study demonstrates a novel PROPELLER (periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction) pulse sequence, termed Steer-PROP, based on gradient and spin echo (GRASE), to reduce the imaging times and address phase errors inherent to GRASE. The study also illustrates the feasibility of using Steer-PROP as an alternative to single-shot echo planar imaging (SS-EPI) to produce distortion-free diffusion images in all imaging planes. METHODS: Steer-PROP uses a series of blip gradient pulses to produce N (N = 3-5) adjacent k-space blades in each repetition time, where N is the number of gradient echoes in a GRASE sequence...
September 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904565/class-1-integrons-and-plasmid-mediated-multiple-resistance-genes-of-the-campylobacter-species-from-pediatric-patient-of-a-university-hospital-in-taiwan
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Yi-Chih Chang, Ni Tien, Jai-Sing Yang, Chi-Cheng Lu, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Tsurng-Juhn Huang, I-Kuan Wang
BACKGROUND: The Campylobacter species usually causes infection between humans and livestock interaction via livestock breeding. The studies of the Campylobacter species thus far in all clinical isolates were to show the many kinds of antibiotic phenomenon that were produced. Their integrons cause the induction of antibiotic resistance between bacterial species in the Campylobacter species. RESULTS: The bacterial strains from the diarrhea of pediatric patient which isolated by China Medical University Hospital storage bank...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904264/zoonotic-potential-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-in-neonatal-calves-in-uruguay
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Ana Umpiérrez, Inés Bado, Martín Oliver, Sofía Acquistapace, Analía Etcheverría, Nora Lía Padola, Rafael Vignoli, Pablo Zunino
Escherichia coli is one of the main etiological agents of neonatal calf diarrhea (NCD). The objective of this study was to assess the presence of virulence genes, genetic diversity, and antibiotic resistance mechanisms in E. coli associated with NCD in Uruguay. PCR was used to assess the presence of intimin, Shiga-like toxin, and stable and labile enterotoxin genes. Resistance to fluoroquinolones and oxyimino-cephalosporins was estimated on Müller-Hinton agar plates. Further antibiotic disc-diffusion tests were performed to assess bacterial multi-resistance...
September 12, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903413/a-novel-heterozygous-germline-deletion-in-msh2-gene-in-a-five-generation-chinese-family-with-lynch-syndrome
#16
Bin Wu, Wuyang Ji, Shengran Liang, Chao Ling, Yan You, Lai Xu, Min-Er Zhong, Yi Xiao, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Jun-Yang Lu, Santasree Banerjee
Lynch syndrome (LS) is one of the most common familial forms of colorectal cancer predisposing syndrome with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. LS is caused by the germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes including MSH2, MLH1, MSH6 and PMS2. Clinically, LS is characterized by high incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer as well as endometrial, small intestinal and urinary tract cancers, usually occur in the third to fourth decade of the life. Here we describe a five generation Chinese family with LS clinically diagnosed according to the Amsterdam II criteria...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902795/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-neuroendocrine-tumor-hepatic-metastases-does-hepatobiliary-phase-imaging-improve-lesion-conspicuity-and-interobserver-agreement-of-lesion-measurements
#17
Brian Morse, Daniel Jeong, Kerry Thomas, Dalanda Diallo, Jonathan R Strosberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed with hepatobiliary phase imaging results in higher lesion conspicuity and produces lesion measurements with higher interobserver agreement than other MRI sequences when imaging neuroendocrine hepatic metastases. METHODS: Patients who had MRIs with both gadoxetate disodium and gadopentetate dimeglumine contrast within a 6-month span were identified, and 23 hepatic lesions were selected...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902421/the-impact-of-white-matter-fiber-orientation-in-single-acquisition-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping
#18
Marta Lancione, Michela Tosetti, Graziella Donatelli, Mirco Cosottini, Mauro Costagli
The aim of this work was to assess the impact of tissue structural orientation on quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) reliability, and to provide a criterion to identify voxels in which measures of magnetic susceptibility (χ) are most affected by spatial orientation effects. Four healthy volunteers underwent 7-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Multi-echo, gradient-echo sequences were used to obtain quantitative maps of frequency shift (FS) and χ. Information from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was used to investigate the relationship between tissue orientation and FS measures and QSM...
September 13, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900355/distribution-of-blatem-blashv-and-blactx-m-genes-among-esbl-producing-p-aeruginosa-isolated-from-qazvin-and-tehran-hospitals-iran
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A Peymani, T Naserpour-Farivar, E Zare, K H Azarhoosh
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is as an important opportunistic human pathogen, which is associated with several clinical infections that are usually difficult to treat because of resistance to multiple antimicrobials. The production of extendedspectrum ß-lactamases (ESBLs) is an important mechanism of ß-lactam resistance. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of ESBLs, antimicrobial susceptibility, and to detect the blaTEM, blaSHV, and blaCTX-M genes. METHODS: In this study, carried out from March 2013 to December 2014, 266 P...
June 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894889/influence-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-administration-setups-on-microbubble-enhancement-a-focus-on-pediatric-applications
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Michael R Kramer, Nishi Bhagat, Susan J Back, Laura Poznick, Flemming Forsberg, Kassa Darge, John R Eisenbrey
BACKGROUND: In pediatrics, contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers high-quality imaging with an excellent safety profile. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of varying intravenous administration setups on in vitro enhancement and concentration of two commercially available ultrasound contrast agents, taking into consideration potential pediatric applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We quantified in vitro enhancement using a flow phantom (ATS Laboratories, Bridgeport, CT) and Acuson S3000 ultrasound system (Siemens Healthineers, Mountain View, CA) with a 9L4 probe in Cadence pulse sequencing mode...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
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