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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728284/-association-of-diabetic-retinopathy-with-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-the-beijing-desheng-diabetic-eye-disease-study
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W W Wei, X F Yang, H Gu, N P Liu
Objective: To determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in the Beijing Desheng Diabetic Eye Disease Study cohort and to investigate the association between DR and DPN. Methods: Cross-sectional study in a type 2 diabetic cohort. Questionnaires were collected and physical examinations were performed. Ophthalmologic examinations consisted of visual acuity with pinhole, slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment and seven-field 30(o) mydriatic fundus photography...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728240/-the-implantation-of-bonebridge-in-bilateral-congenital-malformation-of-external-and-middle-ear
#2
S Q Zhao, R Ren, D M Han, Y Li, X B Ma, D N Wang, Y L Li
Objective: To evaluate the auditory efficacy of Bonebridge implantation in patients with bilateral congenital malformation of external and middle ear. Methods: Eleven cases (6 males and 5 females) had unilateral Bonebridge implantation. The age ranged from 8 to 26 and the average age was 16.9. Seven to ten days after operation, the first fitting was undergone. In acoustic sound field, the average auditory thresholds were respectively measured for unaided ears and Bonebridge implanted ears by pure tone auditory (PTA, 0...
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728173/glucocorticoid-induced-leucine-zipper-protects-the-retina-from-light-induced-retinal-degeneration-by-inducing-bcl-xl-in-rats
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Ruiping Gu, Wenyi Tang, Boya Lei, Xinyi Ding, Cheng Jiang, Gezhi Xu
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) in a light-induced retinal degeneration model and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Methods: Intravitreal injection of recombinant GILZ-overexpressing lentivirus (OE-GILZ-rLV) and short hairpin RNA targeting GILZ recombinant lentivirus (shRNA-GILZ-rLV) was performed to up- and downregulate retinal GILZ, respectively. Three days after stable transduction, rats were exposed to continuous bright light (5000 lux) for 2 days...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728148/the-role-of-cytotoxic-chemotherapy-in-advanced-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#4
Sebastian Krug, Thomas M Gress, Patrick Michl, Anja Rinke
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are rare neoplasms accounting for less than 5% of all pancreatic malignancies. These tumors are characterized by clinical and prognostical heterogeneity and are predominantly diagnosed in a metastatic stage. Cytotoxic chemotherapy, along with alkylating agents and antimetabolites as well as molecular targeted agents (everolimus, sunitinib), is used in the treatment of advanced PNETs. After the approval of lanreotide for unresectable PNETs, an additional therapeutic option has become available; however, the best sequence of therapies and patient stratification to different treatments remains challenging...
July 21, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728129/a-finite-element-model-development-for-simulation-of-the-impact-of-slab-thickness-joints-and-membranes-on-indoor-radon-concentration
#5
E Muñoz, B Frutos, M Olaya, J Sánchez
The focus of this study is broadly to define the physics involved in radon generation and transport through the soil and other materials using different parameter-estimation tools from the literature. The effect of moisture in the soil and radon transport via water in the pore space was accounted for with the application of a porosity correction coefficient. A 2D finite element model is created, which reproduces the diffusion and advection mechanisms resulting from specified boundary conditions. A comparison between the model and several analytical and numerical solutions obtained from the literature and field studies validates the model...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728087/surface-imprinted-bacterial-cellulose-nanofibers-for-hemoglobin-purification
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Monireh Bakhshpour, Emel Tamahkar, Müge Andaç, Adil Denizli
There is a significant need for the development of the novel adsorbents in the field of protein purification. In this study, thin hemoglobin imprinted film (MIP) was fabricated onto the bacterial cellulose nanofibers' (BCNFs) by surface imprinting method using metal ion coordination interactions with N-methacryloyl-(L)-histidinemethylester (MAH) and copper ions. The hemoglobin surface imprinted bacterial cellulose nanofibers (MIP-BCNFs) was applied to selective recognition of hemoglobin and purification from hemolysate...
July 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728057/integrating-the-microbiome-as-a-resource-in-the-forensics-toolkit
#7
Thomas H Clarke, Andres Gomez, Harinder Singh, Karen E Nelson, Lauren M Brinkac
The introduction of DNA fingerprinting to forensic science rapidly expanded the available evidence that could be garnered from a crime scene and used in court cases. Next generation sequencing technologies increased available genetic data that could be used as evidence by orders of magnitude, and as such, significant additional genetic information is now available for use in forensic science. This includes DNA from the bacteria that live in and on humans, known as the human microbiome. Next generation sequencing of the human microbiome demonstrates that its bacterial DNA can be used to uniquely identify an individual, provide information about their life and behavioral patterns, determine the body site where a sample came from, and estimate postmortem intervals...
June 27, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728049/application-of-forensic-image-analysis-in-accident-investigations
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Ellen Verolme, Arjan Mieremet
Forensic investigations are primarily meant to obtain objective answers that can be used for criminal prosecution. Accident analyses are usually performed to learn from incidents and to prevent similar events from occurring in the future. Although the primary goal may be different, the steps in which information is gathered, interpreted and weighed are similar in both types of investigations, implying that forensic techniques can be of use in accident investigations as well. The use in accident investigations usually means that more information can be obtained from the available information than when used in criminal investigations, since the latter require a higher evidence level...
July 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728020/neuroscience-inspired-artificial-intelligence
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REVIEW
Demis Hassabis, Dharshan Kumaran, Christopher Summerfield, Matthew Botvinick
The fields of neuroscience and artificial intelligence (AI) have a long and intertwined history. In more recent times, however, communication and collaboration between the two fields has become less commonplace. In this article, we argue that better understanding biological brains could play a vital role in building intelligent machines. We survey historical interactions between the AI and neuroscience fields and emphasize current advances in AI that have been inspired by the study of neural computation in humans and other animals...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728005/thermal-destruction-of-organic-waste-hydrophobicity-for-agricultural-soils-application
#10
Francisco Comino, Víctor Aranda, Ana Domínguez-Vidal, María José Ayora-Cañada
Use of organic amendments is a good strategy for combating the growing problem of soil degradation due to deterioration of organic matter content, particularly severe in semi-arid European Mediterranean regions, while at the same time providing an opportunity for recycling organic wastes. Olive mill pomace (OMP), the main by-product of the olive oil industry, is being used increasingly in olive grove soils for this purpose. Although the positive effects of OMP amendments have been widely studied, they also have some negative effects on soil...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728001/modeling-the-effect-of-temperature-control-curtain-on-the-thermal-structure-in-a-deep-stratified-reservoir
#11
Wei He, Jijian Lian, Ye Yao, Mudan Wu, Chao Ma
Temperature-control curtain (TCC) is an effective facility of selective withdrawal. Previous research has estimated the influence of TCC on the outflow temperature, but its effect on the thermal structure of a reservoir area is unknown, which is crucial to the reservoir ecology. For this purpose, taking the Sanbanxi Reservoir as a case study, a 2-D hydrodynamic and temperature model covering the whole reservoir was built and calibrated to simulate the flow and temperature fields under different TCC scenarios, and the change rules of thermal stability and outflow temperature are obtained...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727968/do-you-believe-the-field-of-psychological-science-is-headed-in-the-right-direction
#12
Robert W Levenson
The state of psychological science is considered in terms of current issues and suggestions for the future.
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727966/mountain-climbing-in-the-dark-introduction-to-the-special-symposium-on-the-future-direction-of-psychological-science
#13
Robert J Sternberg
This special symposium in Perspectives on Psychological Science answers the question, "Do you believe the field of psychological science is headed in the right direction?" Respondents are a sampling of Association for Psychological Science award winners over the past 5 years dating back from publication of this symposium.
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727965/is-psychology-headed-in-the-right-direction-yes-no-and-maybe
#14
Carol S Dweck
In this piece, I first celebrate the growing contribution of psychology to the understanding and solution of pressing social issues. Then, despite these exciting developments, I worry about whether we have created a field that our students want to spend their lives in, and I suggest concerns that might fruitfully be addressed. Finally, I worry about the potential fragmentation of psychology and applaud programs of research that have shown the unique and important contributions to be made when the methods and perspectives of neuroscience, cognitive science, and computational modeling are integrated with those of social, personality, and developmental psychology...
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727963/going-in-many-right-directions-all-at-once
#15
Susan T Fiske
When asked whether the field is going in the right direction, my answer is "yes, mostly." Policymakers' respect and the public's interest put us in the spotlight for our intrinsic strengths-but they also draw attention to our weaknesses as reflected by the replication crisis, about which reasonable opinions differ. Among other concerns, civility and mutual tolerance have sometimes been an issue in these debates. As an example of a constructive debate, our lab's recent experience with mutually respectful engagement has advanced solving one scientific puzzle...
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727960/perspectives-on-psychological-science-right-way-wrong-way-symposium
#16
Megan R Gunnar
In unpredictable times, it is perhaps even more important to contemplate the direction different fields of science are headed. In this article, I contemplate two directions of psychological science: the increasing integration of the study of psychology with other sciences and the concern of many sciences, including ours, with improving the reproducibility of our findings. Both of these are argued to be "right ways," but these directions also have challenges that, unless carefully addressed, could detract from our ability to move the science of psychology forward...
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727959/is-psychology-headed-in-the-right-direction
#17
Ethan Kross
Is psychology headed in the right direction? In this essay, I share my views on the answer to this question. I begin by describing how recent advances in technology, heightened levels of interdisciplinary collaboration, a renewed emphasis on considering the broader implications of basic psychological research, and field-wide efforts to encourage optimal research practices have combined to tilt psychology's trajectory upward. I then offer three suggestions for how to maintain the field's upward slanting course: (a) collaborate more to build cumulative knowledge, (b) improve the way we communicate contextual factors in psychological research, and (c) examine the psychological effects of technology...
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727949/a-novel-intuitively-controlled-articulating-instrument-for-reoperative-foregut-surgery-a-case-report
#18
Cory N Criss, Matthew W Ralls, Kevin N Johnson, Shorya Awtar, Marcus D Jarboe, James D Geiger
The field of laparoscopic surgery has continued to grow exponentially over the years, prompting new innovative technologies. Despite substantial advancements, standard laparoscopic tools have undergone little design changes and fail to optimize mobility in limited spaces. Advancements in robotics have attempted to address this, allowing for increasing degrees of freedom and articulation of instruments. Even so, this system has proven to be cumbersome with questionable cost-effectiveness. In this study, we present the first use of a solely mechanical intuitively controlled articulating laparoscopic needle driver...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727948/a-collaborative-network-based-approach-to-advance-women-s-depression-research-in-the-united-states-preliminary-findings
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Heather A Flynn, Catherine Spino, Constance Guille, Kristina M Deligiannidis, Pauline Maki, Jordan Jahnke, Katherine L Rosenblum, C Neill Epperson, Sandra J Weiss
OBJECTIVE: Translation of women's mental health research has yet to impact overall prevalence and burden of Mood Disorders in the United States. The lack of standard measures and methodological coordination across studies has contributed to the slow impact of research on outcomes. The primary aims of this project were to demonstrate the process by which multiple investigators, sites, and settings administered a standard women's mental health questionnaire within a new Women's Depression Network...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727947/definitions-and-clinical-guidance-on-the-enteral-dependence-component-of-the-avoidant-restrictive-food-intake-disorder-diagnostic-criteria-in-children
#20
Terence Michael Dovey, Markus Wilken, Clarissa Isabel Martin, Caroline Meyer
The aim of the current article is to offer definitive guidance on weaning children who are reliant on nasogastric/gastrostomy feeding tubes. To date, no internationally recognized definitions or principles for interventions exist, and clinics have been reliant on creating their own unique intervention criteria. To achieve the aim, 2 goals are set out within the current article. The first goal was to definitively define the process of tube weaning. To achieve this, both tube dependency and oral eating also required definitions...
July 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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