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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547827/digital-dissection-of-the-model-organism-xenopus-laevis-using-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography
#1
Laura B Porro, Christopher T Richards
The African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, is one of the most widely used model organisms in biological research. However, the most recent anatomical description of X. laevis was produced nearly a century ago. Compared with other anurans, pipid frogs - including X. laevis - exhibit numerous unusual morphological features; thus, anatomical descriptions of more 'typical' frogs do not detail many aspects of X. laevis skeletal and soft-tissue morphology. The relatively new method of using iodine-based agents to stain soft tissues prior to high-resolution X-ray imaging has several advantages over gross dissection, such as enabling dissection of very small and fragile specimens, and preserving the three-dimensional topology of anatomical structures...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546093/best-practice-guidance-for-the-use-of-strategies-improved-retention-in-randomised-trials-developed-from-two-consensus-workshops
#2
V Brueton, S P Stenning, F Stevenson, J Tierney, G Rait
OBJECTIVE: To develop best practice guidance for the use of retention strategies in randomised clinical trials (RCTs). DESIGN: Consensus development workshops. SETTING: Two UK Clinical Trials Units. PARTICIPANTS: 66 statisticians, clinicians, RCT coordinators, research scientists, research assistants, and data managers associated with RCTs. METHODS: The consensus development workshops were based on the consensus development conference method used to develop best practice for treatment of medical conditions...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546092/proteomics-in-commercial-crops-an-overview
#3
Boon Chin Tan, Yin Sze Lim, Su-Ee Lau
Proteomics is a rapidly growing area of biological research that is positively affecting plant science. Recent advances in proteomic technology, such as mass spectrometry, can now identify a broad range of proteins and monitor their modulation during plant growth and development, as well as during responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. In this review, we highlight recent proteomic studies of commercial crops and discuss the advances in understanding of the proteomes of these crops. We anticipate that proteomic-based research will continue to expand and contribute to crop improvement...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546030/new-insights-into-health-financing-first-results-of-the-international-data-collection-under-the-system-of-health-accounts-2011-framework
#4
Michael Mueller, David Morgan
International comparisons of health spending and financing are most frequently carried out using datasets of international organisations based on the System of Health Accounts (SHA). This accounting framework has recently been updated and 2016 saw the first international data collection under the new SHA 2011 guidelines. In addition to reaching better comparability of health spending figures and greater country coverage, the updated framework has seen changes in the dimension of health financing leading to important consequences when analysing health financing data...
May 2, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545257/the-reactive-sulfur-species-concept-15-years-on
#5
REVIEW
Gregory I Giles, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Wesam Ali, Claus Jacob
Fifteen years ago, in 2001, the concept of "Reactive Sulfur Species" or RSS was advocated as a working hypothesis. Since then various organic as well as inorganic RSS have attracted considerable interest and stimulated many new and often unexpected avenues in research and product development. During this time, it has become apparent that molecules with sulfur-containing functional groups are not just the passive "victims" of oxidative stress or simple conveyors of signals in cells, but can also be stressors in their own right, with pivotal roles in cellular function and homeostasis...
May 23, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544602/drug-residues-in-syringes-and-other-injecting-paraphernalia-in-hungary
#6
Anna Péterfi, József Csorba, Tamás Figeczki, József Kiss, Katalin Medgyesi-Frank, János Posta, V Anna Gyarmathy
The appearance and spread of new psychoactive substances (NPS) is a phenomenon detected throughout Europe since 2008. Synthetic cathinones, a group of NPS, have been self-reported as the drug injected by the vast majority of people who inject drugs (PWID) in Hungary. This study aims at updating our knowledge on what exactly the compounds injected by PWID. This multi-site study analysed residues from used injecting drug paraphernalia collected from PWID via low threshold services and from public places in Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Békéscsaba and Pécs between March 2015 and February 2016...
May 23, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542109/application-and-interpretation-of-histocompatibility-data-in-pediatric-kidney-transplantation
#7
Hilda E Fernandez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Advances in technology to assess immunologic risk in solid organ transplant offer an opportunity to optimize the approach to pediatric deceased donor kidney transplant in the setting of a new allocation system in the United States. RECENT FINDINGS: Degree of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatch, class II HLA mismatch, unacceptable antigens and donor-specific antibody (DSA) detected by solid-phase assays, and epitope matching pretransplant affect pediatric kidney transplant outcomes...
May 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541993/the-bigger-picture-a-new-nurse-embraces-her-ability-to-still-ask-why
#8
Sarah Szulecki
Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to draw the attention of AJN readers to posts we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www.ajnoffthecharts.com.
June 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541894/the-extreme-value-machine
#9
Ethan M Rudd, Lalit P Jain, Walter J Scheirer, Terrance E Boult
It is often desirable to be able to recognize when inputs to a recognition function learned in a supervised manner correspond to classes unseen at training time. With this ability, new class labels could be assigned to these inputs by a human operator, allowing them to be incorporated into the recognition function - ideally under an efficient incremental update mechanism. While good algorithms that assume inputs from a fixed set of classes exist, e.g., artificial neural networks and kernel machines, it is not immediately obvious how to extend them to perform incremental learning in the presence of unknown query classes...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541804/introduction-to-the-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-and-the-healthcare-infection-control-practices-advisory-committee-guideline-for-the-prevention-of-surgical-site-infections
#10
Joseph S Solomkin, John Mazuski, Joan C Blanchard, Kamal M F Itani, Philip Ricks, E Patchen Dellinger, George Allen, Rachel Kelz, Caroline E Reinke, Sandra I Berríos-Torres
Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common type of health-care-associated infection (HAI) and adds considerably to the individual, social, and economic costs of surgical treatment. This document serves to introduce the updated Guideline for the Prevention of SSI from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). The Core section of the guideline addresses issues relevant to multiple surgical specialties and procedures. The second procedure-specific section focuses on a high-volume, high-burden procedure: Prosthetic joint arthroplasty...
May 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541603/comparison-of-first-line-chemotherapy-including-escalated-beacopp-versus-chemotherapy-including-abvd-for-people-with-early-unfavourable-or-advanced-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma
#11
REVIEW
Nicole Skoetz, Andrea Will, Ina Monsef, Corinne Brillant, Andreas Engert, Bastian von Tresckow
BACKGROUND: There are two different international standards for the treatment of early unfavourable and advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL): chemotherapy with escalated BEACOPP (bleomycin/etoposide/doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide/vincristine/procarbazine/prednisone) regimen and chemotherapy with ABVD (doxorubicin/bleomycin/vinblastine/dacarbazine) regimen. OBJECTIVES: To determine the advantages and disadvantages of chemotherapy including escalated BEACOPP compared to chemotherapy including ABVD in the treatment of early unfavourable or advanced stage HL as first-line treatment...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541543/validation-of-the%C3%A2-d%C3%A3-pistage-cognitif-de-qu%C3%A3-bec-a-new-cognitive-screening-tool-for-atypical-dementias
#12
Robert Laforce, Leila Sellami, David Bergeron, Audrey Paradis, Louis Verret, Marie-Pierre Fortin, Michèle Houde, Martin Roy, Stéphane Poulin, Joël Macoir, Carol Hudon, Rémi W Bouchard
Objective: This study aimed to validate and provide normative data for the Dépistage Cognitif de Québec (DCQ; www.dcqtest.org), a new cognitive screening tool for atypical dementias. Method: The DCQ was developed by expert behavioral neurologists and clinical neuropsychologists based on updated criteria for Alzheimer's disease, primary progressive aphasia, and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. It targets five relevant domains: Memory, Visuospatial, Executive, Language, and Behavior...
May 25, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541224/protein-protein-interaction-interface-residue-pair-prediction-based-on-deep-learning-architecture
#13
Zhenni Zhao, Xinqi Gong
MOTIVATION: Proteins usually fulfill their biological functions by interacting with other proteins. Although some methods have been developed to predict the binding sites of a monomer protein, these are not sufficient for prediction of the interaction between two monomer proteins. The correct prediction of interface residue pairs from two monomer proteins is still an open question and has great significance for practical experimental applications in the life sciences. We hope to build a method for the prediction of interface residue pairs that is suitable for those applications...
May 19, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541208/image-based-models-for-specularity-propagation-in-diminished-reality
#14
Souheil Hadj Said, Mohamed Tamaazousti, Adrien Bartoli
The aim of Diminished Reality (DR) is to remove a target object in a live video stream seamlessly. In our approach, the area of the target object is replaced with new texture that blends with the rest of the image. The result is then propagated to the next frames of the video. One of the important stages of this technique is to update the target region with respect to the illumination change. This is a complex and recurrent problem when the viewpoint changes. We show that the state-of-the-art in DR fails in solving this problem, even under simple scenarios...
May 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540973/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-management-guidelines-recommended-by-the-polish-network-of-neuroendocrine-tumours
#15
Beata Kos-Kudła, Violetta Rosiek, Małgorzata Borowska, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Jolanta Blicharz-Dorniak, Marek Bolanowski, Agnieszka Boratyn-Nowicka, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła, Massimo Falconi, Wanda Foltyn, Foltyn Handkiewicz-Junak, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Barbara Jarząb, Michał Jarząb, Roman Junik, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Grzegorz Kamiński, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Aldona Kowalska, Robert Król, Leszek Królicki, Jolanta Kunikowska, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Dariusz Lange, Anna Lewczuk-Myślicka, Andrzej Lewiński, Michał Lipiński, Magdalena Londzin-Olesik, Bogdan Marek, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Ewa Nowakowska-Duława, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk, Marek Ruchała, Lucyna Siemińska, Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Teresa Starzyńska, Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska, Janusz Strzelczyk, Krzysztof Sworczak, Anhelli Syrenicz, Andrzej Szawłowski, Marek Szczepkowski, Ewa Wachuła, Wojciech Zajęcki, Anna Zemczak, Wojciech Zgliczyński
This article presents updated diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for the management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNEN), proposed by the Polish Network of Neuroendocrine Tumours. The guidelines contain new data received in the years 2013-2016, which confirm previous recommendations, and have led to modification of previous guidelines or have resulted in the formulation of new guidelines. Biochemical and imaging (anatomical and functional) tests are of great importance in diagnostics, as well as histopathological diagnosis to determine the management of PNEN patients, but they must be confirmed by an immunohistochemical examination...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540831/ninety-percent-of-the-adverse-outcomes-occur-in-ten-percent-of-patients-can-we-identify-the-populations-at-high-risk-of-developing-peritoneal-metastases-after-curative-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer
#16
Charles Honoré, Maximiliano Gelli, Julie Francoual, Léonor Benhaim, Dominique Elias, Diane Goéré
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal metastases (PM) occur in 3.4% to 6.3% after curative surgery for non-metastatic colorectal cancer. Systematic "2(nd) look" surgery help overcoming the diagnostic problem but can be only proposed to selected patients. The aim of this study was to update the knowledge on risk factors of developing PM after curative surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature published between 2011 and 2016 was made, searching for all clinical studies reporting the incidence of recurrent PM after curative surgery for colorectal cancer and factors associated with the primary tumor that were likely to influence this recurrence rate...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540765/an-update-on-pediatric-bronchiectasis
#17
Danielle F Wurzel, Anne B Chang
The prevalence and awareness of bronchiectasis not related to cystic fibrosis (CF) is increasing and it is now recognized as a major cause of respiratory morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilization worldwide. The need to elucidate the early origins of bronchiectasis is increasingly appreciated and has been identified as an important research priority. Current treatments for pediatric bronchiectasis are limited to antimicrobials, airway clearance techniques and vaccination. Several new drugs targeting airway inflammation are currently in development...
May 25, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540644/the-epigenetic-machinery-in-vascular-dysfunction-and-hypertension
#18
REVIEW
Emile Levy, Schohraya Spahis, Jean-Luc Bigras, Edgard Delvin, Jean-Michel Borys
Hypertension (HT) is among the major components of the metabolic syndrome, i.e., obesity, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia/insulin resistance. It represents a significant health problem with foremost risks for chronic cardiovascular disease and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Therefore, it is not surprising that this disorder constitutes a serious public health concern. Although multiple studies have stressed the multifactorial nature of HT, the pathogenesis remains largely unknown...
June 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539504/strategies-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-infections
#19
REVIEW
Kawthar Bouchemal, Christian Bories, Philippe M Loiseau
The last estimated annual incidence of Trichomonas vaginalis worldwide exceeds that of chlamydia and gonorrhea combined. This critical review updates the state of the art on advances in T. vaginalis diagnostics and strategies for treatment and prevention of trichomoniasis. In particular, new data on treatment outcomes for topical administration of formulations are reviewed and discussed.
July 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539008/position-in-the-second-stage-of-labour-for-women-without-epidural-anaesthesia
#20
REVIEW
Janesh K Gupta, Akanksha Sood, G Justus Hofmeyr, Joshua P Vogel
BACKGROUND: For centuries, there has been controversy around whether being upright (sitting, birthing stools, chairs, squatting, kneeling) or lying down (lateral (Sim's) position, semi-recumbent, lithotomy position, Trendelenburg's position) have advantages for women giving birth to their babies. This is an update of a review previously published in 2012, 2004 and 1999. OBJECTIVES: To determine the possible benefits and risks of the use of different birth positions during the second stage of labour without epidural anaesthesia, on maternal, fetal, neonatal and caregiver outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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