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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937072/epidemiology-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-dubai-single-center-data
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Fakhriya Alalawi, Maseer Ahmed, Hind AlNour, Malaz Noralla, Amna Alhadari
Hemodialysis (HD) was first established in Dubai in the year 1980 and was in its full capacity by the year 1983. Since then, the HD population has been growing rapidly. This report represents the demographic data and clinical characteristics of our HD patients during the period between January 2012 and October 2016. Diabetic nephropathy (57%) and hypertension (12.4%) are emerging as the most common causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in our data, followed by undetermined causes in those who presented as ESRD (10...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933180/-viral-hepatitis-c-and-organ-transplantation
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Libuše Husová, Vladimír Mejzlík
At the Centre for Cardiovascular and Transplantation Surgery, Brno (CKTCH), a total of 638 liver transplantations were performed from the beginning of the transplantation programme on 2/2 1983 to 1/1 2017. Of the overall number of 638 transplantations indicated based on cirrhosis with chronic hepatitis C (HCV), 68 patients (11 %) underwent liver transplantation. Patients with HCV diagnosis were treated both while on the waiting list and after liver transplantation (LT). There was interferon as well as interferon-free therapy used during the treatment...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923504/the-top-100-papers-in-dry-eye-a-bibliometric-analysis
#3
Marc Schargus, Robert Kromer, Vasily Druchkiv, Andreas Frings
PURPOSE: Citation analysis represents one of the best currently available methods for quantifying the impact of articles. Bibliometric studies list the ''best sellers'' in a single field of interest. The purpose of the present study was to identify and analyze the most frequently cited papers in dry eye research that may be of high interest for researchers and clinicians. METHODS: We reviewed the database of the Institute for Scientific Information to identify articles published from 1900 to September 2016...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922173/accommodating-individuals-with-traumatic-brain-injury-an-analysis-of-employer-initiated-cases-handled-by-the-job-accommodation-network
#4
D J Hendricks, Elaine Sampson
BACKGROUND: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has provided customized accommodation information to employers, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives (e.g., family, rehabilitation counselors, union representatives) since 1983. For each inquiry where such information is sought, detailed records are maintained regarding the type of inquiries made and the information provided. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study is to present a descriptive analysis of the employer-initiated cases related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) handled by the accommodation specialists at JAN during the five years from 2012 through 2016...
September 14, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921912/fate-of-worn-out-functional-teeth-in-the-upper-jaw-dentition-of-sicyopterus-japonicus-gobioidei-sicydiinae-during-tooth-replacement
#5
Noriyuki Sahara, Keita Moriyama, Midori Iida, Shun Watanabe
Mochizuki and Fukui (1983) studied the development and replacement of the upper jaw teeth in a Japanese fish species, Sicyopterus japonicus (Gobioidei: Sicydiinae), and they reported that worn-out functional teeth in the upper jaw were not shed outside the skin but were taken into the soft tissue of the upper jaw and completely resorbed there. To date, however, this phenomenon appears poorly documented. Furthermore, the mechanism for the resorption of these teeth remains to be determined. In the present study, we examined this phenomenon by using 3D micro-computed tomography (m-CT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and various techniques of light (LM) and electron (EM) microcopy...
September 16, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921508/selection-on-skewed-characters-and-the-paradox-of-stasis
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Suzanne Bonamour, Céline Teplitsky, Anne Charmantier, Pierre-André Crochet, Luis-Miguel Chevin
Observed phenotypic responses to selection in the wild often differ from predictions based on measurements of selection and genetic variance. An overlooked hypothesis to explain this paradox of stasis is that a skewed phenotypic distribution affects natural selection and evolution. We show through mathematical modelling that, when a trait selected for an optimum phenotype has a skewed distribution, directional selection is detected even at evolutionary equilibrium, where it causes no change in the mean phenotype...
September 18, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917389/alternative-treatment-strategies-for-catatonia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Scott R Beach, Federico Gomez-Bernal, Jeff C Huffman, Gregory L Fricchione
BACKGROUND: Catatonia is a commonly encountered syndrome, affecting 10-20% of various psychiatric populations and carrying significant medical co-morbidities. However, there are few established alternative treatment strategies when benzodiazepines are ineffective and electroconvulsive therapy is unavailable. OBJECTIVE: The authors systematically review evidence for alternative treatment strategies for catatonia using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
September 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916267/comparison-of-phagocytosis-in-three-caribbean-sea-urchins
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John DeFilippo, John Ebersole, Gregory Beck
In 1983 large numbers of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum unexplainably began showing signs of illness and dying in the Caribbean, and over the next year they came close to extinction, making it one of the worst mass mortality events on record. Present evidence suggests a water-borne pathogen as the etiological agent. Decades later Diadema densities remain low, and its near extinction has been a major factor in transforming living coral reefs in the Caribbean to barren algae-covered rock. In the ensuing decades, no solid explanation has been found to the questions: what killed Diadema; why did Diadema succumb while other species of urchins on the same reefs did not; and why has Diadema still not recovered? A recent hypothesis posited by our lab as to Diadema's vulnerability was directed at possible compromised immunity in Diadema, and experimental results found a significantly impaired humoral response to a key component of gram-negative bacteria...
September 12, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915269/the-biometric-antecedents-to-happiness
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Petri Böckerman, Alex Bryson, Jutta Viinikainen, Christian Hakulinen, Mirka Hintsanen, Jaakko Pehkonen, Jorma Viikari, Olli Raitakari
It has been suggested that biological markers are associated with human happiness. We contribute to the empirical literature by examining the independent association between various aspects of biometric wellbeing measured in childhood and happiness in adulthood. Using Young Finns Study data (n = 1905) and nationally representative linked data we examine whether eight biomarkers measured in childhood (1980) are associated with happiness in adulthood (2001). Using linked data we account for a very rich set of confounders including age, sex, body size, family background, nutritional intake, physical activity, income, education and labour market experiences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914427/the-clinical-and-genetic-spectrum-of-maroteaux-lamy-syndrome-mucopolysaccharidosis-vi-in-the-eastern-province-of-saudi-arabia
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Nouriya Abbas Al-Sannaa, Hind Yousif Al-Abdulwahed, Sami Ibrahim Al-Majed, Issam Hassan Bouholaigah
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS VI) or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease caused by deficiency of the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfatase or arylsulfatase B. It is involved in the degradation of glycosaminoglycans and characterized by a wide spectrum of clinical and genetic heterogeneity. So far, more than 150 mutations have been reported in the ARSB gene. Most of these mutations are either novel, private, or compound heterozygous making phenotype-genotype correlation as well as population screening difficult...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913620/a-brief-review-on-prognostic-models-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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REVIEW
Sha Chen, Weijia Duan, Hong You, Jidong Jia
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), previously known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by progressive destruction of small intrahepatic bile ducts. If left untreated, PBC may eventually result in end-stage liver disease. For better management of PBC and optimal allocation of medical resources, it is pivotal to accurately estimate the prognosis of patients with PBC. This article will briefly review the models that predict long-term outcome of PBC patients, with special focus on the applicability, strengths and limitations of the widely used models reported from 1983 to 2016...
September 14, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912654/reduced-spanish-version-of-participation-motives-questionnaire-for-exercise-and-sport-psychometric-properties-social-sport-differences
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María Del Pilar Vílchez, Cristina De Francisco
Understanding the motives that influence physical activity participation is important in order to orientate physical activity promotion and increase physical activity levels of practice of the population. Although many instruments been created and validated to measure motives to perform physical activity, one of the most frequently used scales during years is the Participation of Motives Questionnaire (PMQ) by Gill et al. (1983). Unfortunately, despite being so used and translated into many languages, there is no psychometric support for some factors about due to a low internal consistency...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912320/complete-genome-sequence-of-spiroplasma-corruscae-ec-1-t-dsm-19793-a-bacterium-isolated-from-a-lampyrid-beetle-ellychnia-corrusca
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Yi-Ming Tsai, Wen-Sui Lo, Chih-Horng Kuo
Spiroplasma corruscae EC-1(T) (DSM 19793) was isolated from the gut of a lampryid beetle (Ellychnia corrusca) collected in Beltsville, MD, USA, in 1983. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of this bacterium to facilitate the investigation of its biology and the comparative genomics among Spiroplasma species.
September 14, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904094/favored-local-structures-in-amorphous-colloidal-packings-measured-by-microbeam-x-ray-diffraction
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Amelia C Y Liu, Rico F Tabor, Martin D de Jonge, Stephen T Mudie, Timothy C Petersen
Local structure and symmetry are keys to understanding how a material is formed and the properties it subsequently exhibits. This applies to both crystals and amorphous and glassy materials. In the case of amorphous materials, strong links between processing and history, structure and properties have yet to be made because measuring amorphous structure remains a significant challenge. Here, we demonstrate a method to quantify proportions of the bond-orientational order of nearest neighbor clusters [Steinhardt, et al...
September 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904091/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-and-risk-of-ms-among-women-in-the-finnish-maternity-cohort
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Kassandra L Munger, Kira Hongell, Julia Åivo, Merja Soilu-Hänninen, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Alberto Ascherio
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether and to what extent vitamin D deficiency is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) risk. METHODS: We conducted a prospective nested case-control study among women in the Finnish Maternity Cohort (FMC). The FMC had 1.8 million stored serum samples taken during the pregnancies of over 800,000 women at the time of this study. Through linkages with hospital and prescription registries, we identified 1,092 women with MS diagnosed between 1983 and 2009 with at least 1 serum sample collected prior to date of MS diagnosis; ≥2 serum samples were available for 511 cases...
September 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899652/predicting-preschool-children-s-eating-in-the-absence-of-hunger-from-maternal-pressure-to-eat-a-longitudinal-study-of-low-income-latina-mothers
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Lionor Galindo, Thomas G Power, Ashley D Beck, Jennifer Orlet Fisher, Teresia M O'Connor, Sheryl O Hughes
Early work by Klesges et al. (1983, 1986) suggested that mothers who frequently prompt their children to eat have children at greater risk for obesity. This is consistent with the hypothesis that controlling feeding practices override children's responsiveness to their internal fullness cues, increasing the risk of overeating and obesity (e.g., Johnson & Birch, 1994). Subsequent cross-sectional research on pressure to eat, however, has been inconsistent. Most studies have shown that maternal self-reports of pressure to eat are negatively associated with childhood obesity, and observational studies showed inconsistent relationships with child weight status...
September 9, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889185/statistical-approach-to-quality-assessment-in-liver-transplantation
#17
Harald Schrem, Sophia Volz, Hans-Friedrich Koch, Jill Gwiasda, Priscila Kürsch, Alon Goldis, Daniel Pöhnert, Markus Winny, Jürgen Klempnauer, Alexander Kaltenborn
PURPOSE: This study investigated the utility of retrospective two one-sided cumulative sum (CUSUM) charts combined with multivariable regression analysis in liver transplantation for transplant center benchmarking. METHODS: One thousand seven hundred and forty-nine consecutive adult primary liver transplants (January 1, 1983 to December 31, 2012) were analyzed retrospectively with two one-sided CUSUM chart analysis of 90-day mortality. RESULTS: Three eras and two subseries in latest era 3 were identified due to graphically delineated relevant shifts in mean 90-day mortality...
September 9, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886375/barbara-mcclintock-s-final-years-as-nobelist-and-mentor-a-memoir
#18
Paul Chomet, Rob Martienssen
September 2, 2017, marks the 25(th) year after the passing of Dr. Barbara McClintock, geneticist and recipient of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of transposable elements in maize. This memoir focuses on the last years of her life-after the prize-and includes personal recollections of how she mentored young scientists and inspired the age of genetics, epigenetics, and genomics.
September 7, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883154/draft-genome-sequence-of-the-marine-bacterium-oceanimonas-baumannii-atcc-700832-t
#19
William D McClelland, Ariel M Trachtenberg, Marc A Brennan, Kyle S MacLea
The aerobic phenol-degrading Gram-negative rod Oceanimonas baumannii ATCC 700832(T) was first isolated from estuary mud from the River Wear, United Kingdom, in 1983. Information on the draft genome sequence for O. baumannii ATCC 700832(T) is included in this announcement. The predicted genome size is 3,809,332 bp, with 55.88% G+C content.
September 7, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882808/mobile-phone-interventions-for-sleep-disorders-and-sleep-quality-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jong Cheol Shin, Julia Kim, Diana Grigsby-Toussaint
BACKGROUND: Although mobile health technologies have been developed for interventions to improve sleep disorders and sleep quality, evidence of their effectiveness remains limited. OBJECTIVE: A systematic literature review was performed to determine the effectiveness of mobile technology interventions for improving sleep disorders and sleep quality. METHODS: Four electronic databases (EBSCOhost, PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science) were searched for articles on mobile technology and sleep interventions published between January 1983 and December 2016...
September 7, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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