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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222575/the-effect-of-pacing-strategy-on-physiological-kinetic-and-performance-variables-during-simulated-rowing-ergometer
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Eleni Dimakopoulou, Elias Zacharogiannis, Chrysoula Chairopoulou, Socratis Kaloupsis, Theodoros Platanou
BACKGROUND: This study compared the effects of self selected (SSP), negative (NPS) and even (EPS) pacing strategy on performance time, kinetic and physiological variables in overall 2km rowing and in first and second 1km. METHODS: Fifteen male rowers (15.37 ± 1.34 yrs) realized four tests: an incremental test on a rowing ergometer to determine their VO2peak and three experimental 2 km rowing race, where first 1km was manipulated. From SSP a negative pacing strategy, 4% slower than the mean velocity of SSP, and an even pacing strategy (EPS) with mean velocity of SSP, were developed...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222506/synaptic-compensation-as-a-probable-cause-of-prolonged-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-alzheimer-s-disease-implications-from-a-transgenic-mouse-model-of-the-disease
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Narjes Baazaoui, Michael Flory, Khalid Iqbal
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a slow, progressive neurodegenerative disease in which cognitive decline takes place over a period of several years with a very variable period of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and, in some cases, relatively long period before progression to dementia. The cognitive deficit during MCI is probably due to neuronal loss, an intermediate level of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) and synaptosis, which is interrupted with a transient compensatory increase. We found impairment in reference memory accompanied by a decrease in the expression of synaptophysin, β-III tubulin, and MAP2 and a trend for GluR1, at 12 weeks of age in 3xTg-AD mice (hAPPSwe, P301L tau, PS1 [M146V] knock-in), a widely used transgenic model of AD...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222487/pyrrole-derivatives-and-diterpene-alkaloids-from-the-south-china-sea-sponge-agelas-nakamurai
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Mei-Jun Chu, Xu-Li Tang, Guo-Fei Qin, Yan-Ting Sun, Lei Li, Nicole J de Voogd, Ping-Lin Li, Guo-Qiang Li
Two pairs of new non-brominated racematic pyrrole derivatives, (±)-nakamurine D (1) and (±)-nakamurine E (2), two new diterpene alkaloids, iso-agelasine C (16), and iso-agelasidine B (21), together with fifteen known pyrrole derivatives((±)-3 - 15), five known diterpene alkaloids (17 - 20, 22) were isolated from the South China Sea sponge Agelas nakamurai. The racemic mixtures, compounds 1 - 4, were resolved into four pairs of enantiomers, (+)-1 and (-)-1, (+)-2 and (-)-2, (+)-3 and (-)-3, and (+)-4 and (-)-4, by chiral HPLC...
February 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222447/impact-of-pd-l1-expression-in-patients-with-surgically-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Satoshi Igawa, Yuichi Sato, Shinichiro Ryuge, Masaaki Ichinoe, Ken Katono, Yasuhiro Hiyoshi, Sakiko Otani, Ryo Nagashio, Hiroyasu Nakashima, Masato Katagiri, Jiichiro Sasaki, Yoshiki Murakumo, Yukitoshi Satoh, Noriyuki Masuda
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy can become a crucial therapeutic option to improve the prognosis of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we evaluated the impact of programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in surgically resected NSCLCs. METHODS: We estimated PD-L1 expression in 229 consecutive NSCLC specimens using rabbit polyclonal antibodies to human PD-L1 in a SP263 immunohistochemical assay and evaluated PD-L1 expression for potential associations with clinicopathological parameters and survival time...
February 22, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222446/the-timing-of-embryo-transfer-catheter-removal-should-it-be-delayed-or-done-immediately-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Belgin Devranoğlu, Özkan Özdamar, Yiğit Çakıroğlu, Mehmet Küçükbaş, Meryem K Eken, Emek Doğer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Data on the timing of catheter removal technique following embryo transfer (ET) are quite limited. We aimed to compare the reproductive outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)/ET cycles in which the transfer catheter was removed immediately with those in which the catheter was removed after a delay period and hereby to evaluate the impact that the time interval before removal of the catheter following embryo deposit may have on the fertility outcomes. METHODS: A prospective randomized study was designed...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222423/introduction-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocol-for-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
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Motohiko Sugi, Tadashi Matsuda, Takashi Yoshida, Hisanori Taniguchi, Takao Mishima, Masaaki Yanishi, Yoshihiro Komai, Kaneki Yasuda, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Kenji Yoshida, Masato Watanabe
INTRODUCTION: No studies have shown whether the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol is superior to the conventional protocol after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). We compared intestinal function and perioperative parameters of patients with prostate cancer after the ERAS and conventional protocols to determine the superior protocol for recovery of intestinal function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 198 consecutive patients who underwent RALP between August 2013 and June 2015 was conducted...
February 17, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222391/a-clinically-applicable-non-invasive-method-to-quantitatively-assess-the-visco-hyperelastic-properties-of-human-heel-pad-implications-for-assessing-the-risk-of-mechanical-trauma
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Sara Behforootan, Panagiotis E Chatzistergos, Nachiappan Chockalingam, Roozbeh Naemi
INTRODUCTION: Pathological conditions such as diabetic foot and plantar heel pain are associated with changes in the mechanical properties of plantar soft tissue. However, the causes and implications of these changes are not yet fully understood. This is mainly because accurate assessment of the mechanical properties of plantar soft tissue in the clinic remains extremely challenging. PURPOSE: To develop a clinically viable non-invasive method of assessing the mechanical properties of the heel pad...
February 9, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222380/libet-s-experiment-questioning-the-validity-of-measuring-the-urge-to-move
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Tomáš Dominik, Daniel Dostál, Martin Zielina, Jan Šmahaj, Zuzana Sedláčková, Roman Procházka
The time of subjectively registered urge to move (W) constituted the central point of most Libet-style experiments. It is therefore crucial to verify the W validity. Our experiment was based on the assumption that the W time is inferred, rather than introspectively perceived. We used the rotating spot method to gather the W reports together with the reports of the subjective timing of actual movement (M). The subjects were assigned the tasks in two different orders. When measured as first in the respective session, no significant difference between W and M values was found, which suggests that uninformed subjects tend to confuse W for M reports...
February 17, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222377/identification-of-autophagy-related-genes-lc3-and-atg4-from-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco-and-their-transcriptional-responses-to-waterborne-and-dietborne-zinc-exposure
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Chuan-Chuan Wei, Zhi Luo, Yu-Feng Song, Ya-Xiong Pan, Kun Wu, Wen-Jing You
Autophagy mediates the regulation of lipid metabolism. Moreover, our recent study indicated that waterborne and dietborne zinc (Zn) exposure differentially influenced lipid metabolism in a fish species of significance for aquaculture, yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco, but further mechanism remained unknown. The hypothesis of the present study is that autophagy mediated the Zn-induced changes of lipid metabolism of yellow catfish subjected to different exposure pathways. To this end, we cloned key genes involved in autophagy in yellow catfish, explored their mRNA expressions in responses to different Zn exposure pathways...
February 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222371/remediating-1-4-dioxane-contaminated-water-with-slow-release-persulfate-and-zerovalent-iron
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Ann Kambhu, Megan Gren, Wei Tang, Steve Comfort, Clifford E Harris
1,4-dioxane is an emerging contaminant that was used as a corrosion inhibitor with chlorinated solvents. Metal-activated persulfate can degrade dioxane but reaction kinetics have typically been characterized by a rapid decrease during the first 30 min followed by either a slower decrease or no further change (i.e., plateau). Our objective was to identify the factors responsible for this plateau and then determine if slow-release formulations of sodium persulfate and Fe(0) could provide a more sustainable degradation treatment...
February 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222370/increased-postural-sway-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-during-short-term-exposure-to-warm-ambient-temperatures
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Paula Y S Poh, Amy N Adams, Mu Huang, Dustin R Allen, Scott L Davis, Anna S Tseng, Craig G Crandall
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease marked by demyelination and axonal loss. Individuals with MS experience increases in clinical signs and symptoms during heat exposure. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that moderate heat exposure adversely affects postural sway in individuals with MS. METHODS: Ten individuals with relapsing-remitting MS (50±8y) and nine controls (47±10y) were examined under a Thermal and a Time Control trial...
February 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222334/a-quantification-method-for-determination-of-racemate-praziquantel-and-r-enantiomer-in-rat-plasma-for-comparison-of-their-pharmacokinetics
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Danlu Zhang, Haina Wang, Jianbo Ji, Lei Nie, Dequn Sun
Praziquantel is the drug of first choice for the control and treatment of all forms of schistosomiasis. Praziquantel is administered as a racemate, including R-enantiomer and S-enantiomer. Among them, R-enantiomer has main contribution to schistosomicidal activity. In this study, a sensitive and rapid liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry was established and validated to determine the concentration of racemate praziquantel and R-enantiomer in rat plasma after oral administration. Chromatographic separation was performed on an Agilent Zorbax SB-C18 column...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222331/the-moro-reaction-more-than-a-reflex-a-ritualized-behavior-of-nonverbal-communication
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Pierre V Rousseau, Florence Matton, Renaud Lecuyer, Willy Lahaye
OBJECTIVE: To propose a phylogenetic significance to the Moro reflex which remains unexplained since its publication in 1918 because both hands are free at the end of the gesture. METHOD: Among the 75 videos of healthy term newborns we have filmed in a research project on antenatal education to parenthood, we describe a sequence that clearly showed the successive movements of the Moro reflex and we report the occurrence of this reflex in the videos that were recorded from Time 0 of birth defined as the moment that lies between the birth of the thorax and the pelvis of the infant...
February 18, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222217/multi-component-diffusion-characterization-of-radiation-induced-white-matter-damage
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Roshan A Karunamuni, Nathan S White, Carrie R McDonald, Michael Connor, Niclas Pettersson, Tyler M Seibert, Joshua Kuperman, Nikdokht Farid, Vitali Moiseenko, Anders M Dale, Jona A Hattangadi-Gluth
PURPOSE: We used multi-b-value diffusion models to characterize microstructural white matter changes after brain radiation into fast and slow components, in order to better understand the pathophysiology of radiation-induced tissue damage. METHODS: Fourteen patients were included in this retrospective analysis with imaging prior to, and at 1, 4-5, and 9-10 months after radiotherapy (RT). Diffusion signal decay within brain white matter was fit to a bi-exponential model to separate changes within the slow and fast components...
February 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222194/forecasting-outpatient-visits-using-empirical-mode-decomposition-coupled-with-back-propagation-artificial-neural-networks-optimized-by-particle-swarm-optimization
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Daizheng Huang, Zhihui Wu
Accurately predicting the trend of outpatient visits by mathematical modeling can help policy makers manage hospitals effectively, reasonably organize schedules for human resources and finances, and appropriately distribute hospital material resources. In this study, a hybrid method based on empirical mode decomposition and back-propagation artificial neural networks optimized by particle swarm optimization is developed to forecast outpatient visits on the basis of monthly numbers. The data outpatient visits are retrieved from January 2005 to December 2013 and first obtained as the original time series...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222188/the-thermodynamics-of-pr55gag-rna-interaction-regulate-the-assembly-of-hiv
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Hanumant S Tanwar, Keith K Khoo, Megan Garvey, Lynne Waddington, Andrew Leis, Marcel Hijnen, Tony Velkov, Geoff J Dumsday, William J McKinstry, Johnson Mak
The interactions that occur during HIV Pr55Gag oligomerization and genomic RNA packaging are essential elements that facilitate HIV assembly. However, mechanistic details of these interactions are not clearly defined. Here, we overcome previous limitations in producing large quantities of full-length recombinant Pr55Gag that is required for isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) studies, and we have revealed the thermodynamic properties of HIV assembly for the first time. Thermodynamic analysis showed that the binding between RNA and HIV Pr55Gag is an energetically favourable reaction (ΔG<0) that is further enhanced by the oligomerization of Pr55Gag...
February 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222179/seed-and-peel-essential-oils-obtained-from-campomanesia-adamantium-fruit-inhibit-inflammatory-and-pain-parameters-in-rodents
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Danieli Zuntini Viscardi, Jucicléia da Silva Arrigo, Camila de Azevedo Chaves Correia, Cândida Aparecida Leite Kassuya, Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso, Iriani Rodrigues Maldonade, Eliana Janet Sanjinez Argandoña
Campomanesia adamantium (Myrtaceae) is popularly known as "gabiroba" and has been used in folk medicine as antirheumatic, antidiarrheal, hypocholesterolemic and anti-inflammatory. This study evaluated the anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities and toxicology of essential oils from peel (EOP) and seed (EOS) of C. adamantium fruits in animal models. Different groups were treated with doses of 100 and 300 mg/kg and the inflammatory parameters were evaluated in carrageenan induced paw oedema and leukocyte migration in pleurisy model, while antinociceptive activity was evaluated using formalin method in rodents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222141/evaluation-of-factors-associated-with-severe-and-frequent-back-pain-in-high-school-athletes
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Matias Noll, Erika Aparecida Silveira, Ivan Silveira de Avelar
Several studies have shown that half of all young athletes experience back pain (BP). However, high intensity and frequency of BP may be harmful, and the factors associated with BP severity have not been investigated in detail. Here, we investigated the factors associated with a high intensity and high frequency of BP in high school athletes. We included 251 athletes (173 boys and 78 girls [14-20 years old]) in this cross-sectional study. The dependent variables were a high frequency and high intensity of BP, and the independent variables were demographic, socioeconomic, psychosocial, hereditary, anthropometric, behavioural, and postural factors and the level of exercise...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222113/differentially-expressed-proteins-underlying-childhood-cortical-dysplasia-with-epilepsy-identified-by-itraq-proteomic-profiling
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Lu Qin, Xi Liu, Shiyong Liu, Yi Liu, Yixuan Yang, Hui Yang, Yangmei Chen, Lifen Chen
Cortical dysplasia accounts for at least 14% of epilepsy cases, and is mostly seen in children. However, the understanding of molecular mechanisms and pathogenesis underlying cortical dysplasia is limited. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to identify potential key molecules in the mechanisms of cortical dysplasia by screening the proteins expressed in brain tissues of childhood cortical dysplasia patients with epilepsy using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation-based tandem mass spectrometry compared to controls, and several differentially expressed proteins that are not reported to be associated with cortical dysplasia previously were selected for validation using real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222046/evaluation-method-for-in-situ-electric-field-in-standardized-human-brain-for-different-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-coils
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Masahiro Iwahashi, Jose Gomez-Tames, Ilkka Laakso, Akimasa Hirata
This study proposes a method to evaluate the electric field induced in the brain by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to realize focal stimulation in the target area considering the inter-subject difference of the brain anatomy. The TMS is a non-invasive technique used for treatment/diagnosis, and it works by inducing an electric field in a specific area of the brain via a coil-induced magnetic field. Recent studies that report on the electric field distribution in the brain induced by TMS coils have been limited to simplified human brain models or a small number of detailed human brain models...
February 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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