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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813701/uterine-cervical-length-measurement-to-reduce-length-of-stay-in-patients-admitted-for-threatened-preterm-labor-a-randomized-trial
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Montse Palacio, Javier Caradeux, Miriam Sánchez, Teresa Cobo, Francesc Figueras, Oriol Coll, Eduard Gratacós, Vicenç Cararach
OBJECTIVE: To study whether knowledge of cervical length (CL) is useful in reducing the length of hospital stay in women admitted because of threatened preterm labor. METHODS: We performed a single-center, parallel, randomized trial at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Inclusion criteria were single pregnancy, gestational age (GA) between 24+0 and 35+6 weeks, Bishop score <6, no parturition within 24-48 h after admission, and no clinical signs of chorioamnionitis, vaginal bleeding, or nonreassuring fetal status...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813434/detection-of-anti-hspx-antibodies-and-hspx-protein-in-patient-sera-for-the-identification-of-recent-latent-infection-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Jorge Castro-Garza, Paola García-Jacobo, Lydia G Rivera-Morales, Frederick D Quinn, James Barber, Russell Karls, Debra Haas, Shelly Helms, Tuhina Gupta, Henry Blumberg, Jane Tapia, Itza Luna-Cruz, Adrián Rendon, Javier Vargas-Villarreal, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a pathogen causing tuberculosis (TB) a spectrum of disease including acute and asymptomatic latent stages. Identifying and treating latently-infected patients constitutes one of the most important impediments to TB control efforts. Those individuals can remain undiagnosed for decades serving as potential reservoirs for disease reactivation. Tests for the accurate diagnosis of latent infection currently are unavailable. HspX protein (α-crystallin), encoded by Rv2031c gene, is produced in vitro by M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813428/soil-features-in-rookeries-of-antarctic-penguins-reveal-sea-to-land-biotransport-of-chemical-pollutants
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Anna C Santamans, Rafael Boluda, Antonio Picazo, Carlos Gil, Joaquín Ramos-Miras, Pablo Tejedo, Luis R Pertierra, Javier Benayas, Antonio Camacho
The main soil physical-chemical features, the concentrations of a set of pollutants, and the soil microbiota linked to penguin rookeries have been studied in 10 selected sites located at the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula (Maritime Antarctica). This study aims to test the hypothesis that biotransport by penguins increases the concentration of pollutants, especially heavy metals, in Antarctic soils, and alters its microbiota. Our results show that penguins do transport certain chemical elements and thus cause accumulation in land areas through their excreta...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812456/value-congruence-control-sense-of-community-and-demands-as-determinants-of-burnout-syndrome-among-hospitality-workers
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Ángela Asensio-Martínez, Michael P Leiter, Santiago Gascón, Stephanie Gumuchian, Bárbara Masluk, Paola Herrera-Mercadal, Agustín Albesa, Javier García-Campayo
Employees working in the hospitality industry are constantly exposed to occupational stressors that may lead employees into experiencing the burnout syndrome. Research addressing the interactive effects of control, community and value congruence, to alleviate the impact of workplace demands on experiencing burnout is relatively limited. The present study examined relationships among control, community and value congruence, and workplace demands and the three components of burnout. A sample of 418 employees working in a variety of hospitality associations including restaurants and hotels in Spain were recruited...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812017/valve-calcification-in-aortic-stenosis-etiology-and-diagnostic-imaging-techniques
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María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Iván Hernández-Betancor, Javier García-Niebla, Belén Marí-López, Ignacio Laynez-Cerdeña, Juan Lacalzada-Almeida
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvulopathy in the Western world. Its prevalence has increased significantly in recent years due to population aging; hence, up to 8% of westerners above the age of 84 now have severe aortic stenosis (Lindroos et al., 1993). This causes increased morbidity and mortality and therein lies the importance of adequate diagnosis and stratification of the degree of severity which allows planning the best therapeutic option in each case. Long understood as a passive age-related degenerative process, it is now considered a rather more complex entity involving mechanisms and factors similar to those of atherosclerosis (Stewart et al...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811987/early-complications-and-outcomes-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-an-nsqip-study-based-on-5803-patients
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Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Jun S Kim, John I Shin, Kevin Phan, John Di Capua, Sulaiman Somani, Dante M Leven, Javier Z Guzman, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence, impact, and risk factors for short-term postoperative complications following elective adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. METHODS: Current Procedural Terminology codes were used to query the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) for adults who underwent spinal deformity surgery from 2010 to 2014...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811985/incidence-impact-and-risk-factors-for-30-day-wound-complications-following-elective-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Nathan J Lee, John I Shin, Parth Kothari, Jun S Kim, Dante M Leven, Jeremy Steinberger, Javier Z Guzman, Branko Skovrlj, John M Caridi, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, impact, and risk factors for wound complications within 30 days following elective adult spinal deformity surgery. METHODS: Current Procedural Terminology and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, diagnosis codes were used to query the database for adults who underwent spinal deformity surgery from 2010 to 2014. Patients were separated into groups of those with and without wound complications...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811968/il-32%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-constitutes-a-link-between-obesity-and-colon-cancer
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Victoria Catalán, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi, Amaia Rodríguez, Beatriz Ramírez, Victor A Ortega, José Luis Hernández-Lizoain, Jorge Baixauli, Sara Becerril, Fernando Rotellar, Víctor Valentí, Rafael Moncada, Camilo Silva, Javier Salvador, Gema Frühbeck
Growing evidence indicates that adipose tissue inflammation is an important mechanism whereby obesity promotes cancer risk and progression. Since IL-32 is an important inflammatory and remodeling factor in obesity and is also related to colon cancer (CC) development, the aim of this study was to explore whether IL-32 could function as an inflammatory factor in human obesity-associated CC promoting a microenvironment favorable for tumor growth. Samples obtained from 84 subjects [27 lean (LN) and 57 obese (OB)] were used in the study...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811336/catastrophic-unbalanced-genome-rearrangements-cause-somatic-loss-of-berry-color-in-grapevine
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Pablo Carbonell-Bejerano, Carolina Royo, Rafael Torres-Pérez, Jérôme Grimplet, Lucie Fernandez, Jose M Franco-Zorrilla, Diego Lijavetzky, Elisa Baroja, Juana Martínez, Enrique García-Escudero, Javier Ibáñez, José M Martínez-Zapater
Grape color somatic variants that can be used to develop new grapevine cultivars occasionally appear associated to deletion events of uncertain origin. To understand the mutational mechanisms generating somatic structural variation in grapevine, we compared the Tempranillo Blanco (TB) white berry somatic variant to its black berry ancestor, Tempranillo Tinto. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) uncovered a catastrophic genome rearrangement in TB that caused the hemizygous deletion of 313 genes, including the loss of the functional copy for the MYB transcription factors required for anthocyanin pigmentation in the berry skin...
August 15, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809789/comparison-of-the-effects-of-goat-dairy-and-cow-dairy-based-breakfasts-on-satiety-appetite-hormones-and-metabolic-profile
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Elehazara Rubio-Martín, Eva García-Escobar, Maria-Soledad Ruiz de Adana, Fuensanta Lima-Rubio, Laura Peláez, Angel-María Caracuel, Francisco-Javier Bermúdez-Silva, Federico Soriguer, Gemma Rojo-Martínez, Gabriel Olveira
The satiating effects of cow dairy have been thoroughly investigated; however, the effects of goat dairy on appetite have not been reported so far. Our study investigates the satiating effect of two breakfasts based on goat or cow dairy and their association with appetite related hormones and metabolic profile. Healthy adults consumed two breakfasts based on goat (G-Breakfast) or cow (C-Breakfast) dairy products. Blood samples were taken and VAS tests were performed at different time points. Blood metabolites were measured and Combined Satiety Index (CSI) and areas under the curves (AUC) were calculated...
August 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809786/octopus-a-design-methodology-for-motion-capture-wearables
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Javier Marin, Teresa Blanco, Jose J Marin
Human motion capture (MoCap) is widely recognised for its usefulness and application in different fields, such as health, sports, and leisure; therefore, its inclusion in current wearables (MoCap-wearables) is increasing, and it may be very useful in a context of intelligent objects interconnected with each other and to the cloud in the Internet of Things (IoT). However, capturing human movement adequately requires addressing difficult-to-satisfy requirements, which means that the applications that are possible with this technology are held back by a series of accessibility barriers, some technological and some regarding usability...
August 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809573/intrinsic-plasmon-phonon-interactions-in-highly-doped-graphene-a-near-field-imaging-study
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Francisco J Bezares, Adolfo De Sanctis, Jose R M Saavedra, Achim Woessner, Pablo Alonso-González, Iban Amenabar, Jianing Chen, Thomas Bointon, Siyuan Dai, Michael M Fogler, D N Basov, Rainer Hillenbrand, Monica Felicia Craciun, F Javier Garcia de Abajo, Saverio Russo, Frank H L Koppens
As a two-dimensional semi-metal, graphene offers clear advantages for plasmonic applications over conventional metals, such as stronger optical field confinement, in situ tunability and relatively low intrinsic losses. However, the operational frequencies at which plasmons can be excited in graphene are limited by the Fermi energy EF, which in practice can be controlled electrostatically only up to a few tenths of an electronvolt. Higher Fermi energies open the door to novel plasmonic devices with unprecedented capabilities, particularly at mid-infrared and shorter-wave infrared frequencies...
August 15, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808687/whole-exome-sequencing-associates-novel-csmd1-gene-mutations-with-familial-parkinson-disease
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Javier Ruiz-Martínez, Luis J Azcona, Alberto Bergareche, Jose F Martí-Massó, Coro Paisán-Ruiz
OBJECTIVE: Despite the enormous advancements made in deciphering the genetic architecture of Parkinson disease (PD), the majority of PD is idiopathic, with single gene mutations explaining only a small proportion of the cases. METHODS: In this study, we clinically evaluated 2 unrelated Spanish families diagnosed with PD, in which known PD genes were previously excluded, and performed whole-exome sequencing analyses in affected individuals for disease gene identification...
October 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808340/kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-6-is-a-transcriptional-activator-of-autophagy-in-acute-liver-injury
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Svenja Sydor, Paul Manka, Jan Best, Sami Jafoui, Jan-Peter Sowa, Miguel Eugenio Zoubek, Virginia Hernandez-Gea, Francisco Javier Cubero, Julia Kälsch, Diana Vetter, Maria Isabel Fiel, Yujin Hoshida, C Billie Bian, Leonard J Nelson, Han Moshage, Klaas Nico Faber, Andreas Paul, Hideo A Baba, Guido Gerken, Scott L Friedman, Ali Canbay, Lars P Bechmann
Krüppel-like factor 6 (KLF6) is a transcription factor and tumor suppressor. We previously identified KLF6 as mediator of hepatocyte glucose and lipid homeostasis. The loss or reduction of KLF6 is linked to the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma, but its contribution to liver regeneration and repair in acute liver injury are lacking so far. Here we explore the role of KLF6 in acute liver injury models in mice, and in patients with acute liver failure (ALF). KLF6 was induced in hepatocytes in ALF, and in both acetaminophen (APAP)- and carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated mice...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807909/development-and-use-of-personalized-bacteriophage-based-therapeutic-cocktails-to-treat-a-patient-with-a-disseminated-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-infection
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Robert T Schooley, Biswajit Biswas, Jason J Gill, Adriana Hernandez-Morales, Jacob Lancaster, Lauren Lessor, Jeremy J Barr, Sharon L Reed, Forest Rohwer, Sean Benler, Anca M Segall, Randy Taplitz, Davey M Smith, Kim Kerr, Monika Kumaraswamy, Victor Nizet, Leo Lin, Melanie D McCauley, Steffanie A Strathdee, Constance A Benson, Robert K Pope, Brian M Leroux, Andrew C Picel, Alfred J Mateczun, Katherine E Cilwa, James M Regeimbal, Luis A Estrella, David M Wolfe, Matthew S Henry, Javier Quinones, Scott Salka, Kimberly A Bishop-Lilly, Ry Young, Theron Hamilton
Widespread antibiotic use in clinical medicine and the livestock industry has contributed to the global spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens, including Acinetobacter baumannii We report on a method used to produce a personalized bacteriophage-based therapeutic treatment for a 68-year old diabetic patient with necrotizing pancreatitis complicated by a MDR A. baumannii infection. Despite multiple antibiotic courses and efforts at percutaneous drainage of a pancreatic pseudocyst, the patient deteriorated over a four-month period...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807650/current-state-of-biosimilars-in-mexico-the-position-of-the-mexican-college-of-rheumatology-2016
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Daniel Xibille, Sandra Carrillo, Gabriela Huerta-Sil, Ramiro Hernández, Leonardo Limón, Guadalupe Olvera-Soto, Luis Javier Jara-Quezada, Abdieel Esquivel, Marcela Pérez-Rodríguez
The present document is a position statement of the Mexican College of Rheumatology on the use of biosimilars in rheumatic diseases. This position considers that biosimilars should be considered as interchangeable, that automatic substitution without previous notice in stable patients during follow-up is not ethical, that the approval of a biosimilar should only be given after exhaustive review of preclinical and clinical data marked by Mexican regulations, that it should be clearly stated in the nomenclature of biologic drugs which is the innovator and which is the biosimilar, that it is not correct to choose a biosimilar as treatment based only on economic reasons or extrapolate indications based only on the approval of the innovator and in the absence of safety and efficacy data for the biosimilar...
August 11, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807512/non-linear-finite-element-model-to-assess-the-effect-of-tendon-forces-on-the-foot-ankle-complex
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Enrique Morales-Orcajo, Thales R Souza, Javier Bayod, Estevam Barbosa de Las Casas
A three-dimensional foot finite element model with actual geometry and non-linear behavior of tendons is presented. The model is intended for analysis of the lower limb tendon forces effect in the inner foot structure. The geometry of the model was obtained from computational tomographies and magnetic resonance images. Tendon tissue was characterized with the first order Ogden material model based on experimental data from human foot tendons. Kinetic data was employed to set the load conditions. After model validation, a force sensitivity study of the five major foot extrinsic tendons was conducted to evaluate the function of each tendon...
August 11, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807439/tetrahydrobenzothiophene-carboxamides-beyond-the-kinase-domain-and-into-the-fatty-acid-realm
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Sabin Llona-Minguez, Shabnam Fayezi, Alireza Alihemmati, Jordi Juárez-Jiménez, F Javier Piedrafita, Thomas Helleday
A series of tetrahydrobenzothiophene carboxamides, inspired by structural features present in kinase and SCD1 inhibitors, are presented here. Prototype compound 8 (MMDD13) modulates fatty acid elongase and desaturase indexes, lipid accumulation, while preserving kinase inhibitory activity. This chemotype represents a stepping stone towards chemical probes to study the consequences of lipid metabolism modulation through non-redundant pathways.
August 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807419/a-method-to-assess-the-evolution-and-recovery-of-heavy-metal-pollution-in-estuarine-sediments-past-history-present-situation-and-future-perspectives
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Javier F Bárcena, Inigo Claramunt, Javier García-Alba, María Luisa Pérez, Andrés García
A methodology to assess the historical evolution and recovery of heavy metal pollution in estuarine sediments was developed and is presented here. This approach quantifies the distribution of heavy metals in sediment cores, and investigates the influence of anthropogenic activities and/or core locations on the heavy metal pollution, by proposing and using sediment quality indices and polynomial regressions. The method has been applied to the Suances Estuary confirming its suitability as a comprehensive and practical management tool...
August 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807364/initial-results-of-the-oesophageal-and-gastric-cancer-registry-from-the-comunidad-valenciana
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Javier Escrig, Fernando Mingol, Roberto Martí, José Puche, Ramón Trullenque, José Antonio Barreras, Francisco Asencio, Javier Aguiló, José Manuel Navarro, Carmen Alberich, Dolores Salas, Francisco Javier Lacueva
AIMS: To evaluate the initial results of the oesophagogastric cancer registry developed for the Sociedad Valenciana de Cirugía and the Health Department of the Comunidad Valenciana (Spain). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen of the 24 public hospitals belonging to the Comunidad Valenciana participated. All patients with diagnosis of oesophageal or gastric carcinomas operated from January 2013 to December 2014 were evaluated. Demographic, clinical and pathological data were analysed...
August 11, 2017: Cirugía Española
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