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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430084/the-spo0a-sini-sinr-regulatory-circuit-plays-an-essential-role-in-biofilm-formation-nematicidal-activities-and-plant-protection-in-bacillus-cereus-ar156
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Sunde Xu, Nan Yang, Shiyu Zheng, Fang Yan, Chunhao Jiang, Yiyang Yu, Jianhua Guo, Yunrong Chai, Yun Chen
The rhizosphere bacterium Bacillus cereus AR156 is capable of forming biofilms, killing nematodes, and protecting plants. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of these processes are not well understood. In this study, we found that the isogenic mutants ΔBcspo0A and ΔBcsinI have significantly reduced colonization and nematicidal activity in vitro and biological control efficacy on the tomato plant under greenhouse conditions. We further investigated the role of the spo0A-sinI-sinR regulatory circuit in biofilm formation, killing against nematodes, and biological control in AR156...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425921/plasma-micro-rna-alterations-appear-late-in-pancreatic-cancer
#2
Oskar Franklin, Pär Jonsson, Ola Billing, Erik Lundberg, Daniel Öhlund, Hanna Nyström, Christina Lundin, Henrik Antti, Malin Sund
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to study whether plasma microRNAs (miRNA) can be used for early detection of pancreatic cancer (PC) by analyzing prediagnostic plasma samples collected before a PC diagnosis. BACKGROUND: PC has a poor prognosis due to late presenting symptoms and early metastasis. Circulating miRNAs are altered in PC at diagnosis but have not been evaluated in a prediagnostic setting. METHODS: We first performed an initial screen using a panel of 372 miRNAs in a retrospective case-control cohort that included early-stage PC patients and healthy controls...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411217/transfer-potential-of-plasmids-encoding-extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistance-in-escherichia-coli-from-poultry
#3
Solveig Sølverød Mo, Marianne Sunde, Hanna Karin Ilag, Solveig Langsrud, Even Heir
Escherichia coli resistant to extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESC) are widely distributed in Norwegian broiler production, and the majority harbour transferable IncK or IncI1 plasmids with blaCMY-2 Persistent occurrence in broiler farms may occur through survival of ESC-resistant E. coli in the farm environment, or by transfer and maintenance of resistance plasmids within a population of environmental bacteria with high survival abilities. The aim of this study was to determine the transferability of two successful blaCMY-2 carrying plasmids belonging to the incompatibility groups IncK and IncI1, into E...
April 14, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396328/risk-of-pneumonia-associated-with-incident-benzodiazepine-use-among-community-dwelling-adults-with-alzheimer-disease
#4
Heidi Taipale, Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Marjaana Koponen, Antti Tanskanen, Piia Lavikainen, Reijo Sund, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen
BACKGROUND: Knowledge regarding whether benzodiazepines and similarly acting non-benzodiazepines (Z-drugs) are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia among older adults is lacking. We sought to investigate this association among community-dwelling adults with Alzheimer disease, a condition in which both sedative/hypnotic use and pneumonia are common. METHODS: We obtained data on all community-dwelling adults with a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer disease in Finland (2005-2011) from the Medication use and Alzheimer disease (MEDALZ) cohort, which incorporates national registry data on prescriptions, reimbursement, hospital discharges and causes of death...
April 10, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390280/removal-of-pharmaceuticals-in-conventionally-treated-wastewater-by-a-polishing-moving-bed-biofilm-reactor-mbbr-with-intermittent-feeding
#5
Kai Tang, Gordon T H Ooi, Klaus Litty, Kim Sundmark, Kamilla M S Kaarsholm, Christina Sund, Caroline Kragelund, Magnus Christensson, Kai Bester, Henrik R Andersen
Previous studies have demonstrated that aerobic moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBRs) remove pharmaceuticals better than activated sludge. Thus we used a MBBR system to polish the effluent of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant. To overcome that effluent contains insufficient organic matter to sustain enough biomass, the biofilm was intermittently fed with raw wastewater. The capacity of pharmaceutical degradation was investigated by spiking pharmaceuticals. Actual removal during treatment was assessed by sampling the inlets and outlets of reactors...
March 30, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382546/associations-of-stressful-life-events-with-coping-strategies-of-12-15-year-old-norwegian-adolescents
#6
Anne Mari Undheim, Anne Mari Sund
Successful adaptation to the environment requires strategies to cope with stressful situations. The aim of this study was to examine the role of stressful life events in coping strategies during early adolescence. A representative sample of 2464 adolescents in Norway were assessed at two time-points, one year apart (i.e., at T1, mean age 13.7 years, and at T2, mean age 14.9 years), with identical questionnaires. The participation rate was 88.3% at T1. Stressful life events and daily hassles were measured by questionnaires constructed for this study...
April 5, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377294/a-survey-on-general-and-temperature-management-of-post-cardiac-arrest-patients-in-large-teaching-and-university-hospitals-in-14-european-countries-the-spame-trial-results
#7
Christian Storm, J Nee, Kjetil Sunde, Michael Holzer, Pia Hubner, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Hans Friberg, Esteban Lopez-de-Sa, Alain Cariou, Joerg C Schefold, Giuseppe Ristagno, Marko Noc, Dirk W Donker, Janusz Andres, Pawel Krawczyk, Markus B Skrifvars, James Penketh, Alexander Krannich, Michael Fries
INTRODUCTION: International guidelines recommend a bundle of care, including targeted temperature management (TTM), in post cardiac arrest survivors. Aside from a few small surveys in different European countries, adherence to the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) recommendations are unknown. METHODS: This international European telephone survey was conducted to provide an overview of current clinical practice of post cardiac arrest management with a main focus on TTM...
April 2, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377148/anatomic-comparison-of-contralateral-premolars
#8
Gaute Floer Johnsen, Sazan Dara, Sameenah Asjad, Pia Titterud Sunde, Håvard Jostein Haugen
INTRODUCTION: The comparative anatomy of contralateral premolars has not been previously studied. The purpose of this micro-computed tomography investigation was to qualitatively and quantitatively assess and compare the morphology of contralateral premolars in terms of length, canal width, dentinal thicknesses, accessory canals, root canal configurations, isthmi, C-shapes, root canal orifices, and apical foramina. The null hypothesis (H0) is that contralateral premolars are more morphologically similar than randomly assigned pairs for simple morphometric measurements (lengths, canal widths, and dentinal thickness)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373245/an-east-asian-common-variant-vinculin-p-asp841his-was-associated-with-sudden-unexplained-nocturnal-death-syndrome-in-the-chinese-han-population
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Jianding Cheng, John W Kyle, Di Lang, Brandi Wiedmeyer, Jian Guo, Kun Yin, Lei Huang, Ravi Vaidyanathan, Terry Su, Jonathan C Makielski
BACKGROUND: We have identified the cardiomyopathy-susceptibility gene vinculin (VCL) mutation M94I may account for a sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome (SUNDS) case. We addressed whether VCL common variant D841H is associated with SUNDS. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 8 of 120 SUNDS cases, we detected an East Asian common VCL variant p.Asp841His (D841H). Comparing the H841 allele frequency of the general population in the local database (15 of 1818) with SUNDS victims (10 of 240) gives an odds ratio for SUNDS of 5...
April 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369451/association-between-birthweight-and-later-body-mass-index-an-individual-based-pooled-analysis-of-27-twin-cohorts-participating-in-the-codatwins-project
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Aline Jelenkovic, Yoshie Yokoyama, Reijo Sund, Kirsi H Pietiläinen, Yoon-Mi Hur, Gonneke Willemsen, Meike Bartels, Toos Cem van Beijsterveldt, Syuichi Ooki, Kimberly J Saudino, Maria A Stazi, Corrado Fagnani, Cristina D'Ippolito, Tracy L Nelson, Keith E Whitfield, Ariel Knafo-Noam, David Mankuta, Lior Abramson, Kauko Heikkilä, Tessa L Cutler, John L Hopper, Jane Wardle, Clare H Llewellyn, Abigail Fisher, Robin P Corley, Brooke M Huibregtse, Catherine A Derom, Robert F Vlietinck, Ruth Jf Loos, Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen, Henning Beck-Nielsen, Morten Sodemann, Adam D Tarnoki, David L Tarnoki, S Alexandra Burt, Kelly L Klump, Juan R Ordoñana, Juan F Sánchez-Romera, Lucia Colodro-Conde, Lise Dubois, Michel Boivin, Mara Brendgen, Ginette Dionne, Frank Vitaro, Jennifer R Harris, Ingunn Brandt, Thomas Sevenius Nilsen, Jeffrey M Craig, Richard Saffery, Finn Rasmussen, Per Tynelius, Gombojav Bayasgalan, Danshiitsoodol Narandalai, Claire Ma Haworth, Robert Plomin, Fuling Ji, Feng Ning, Zengchang Pang, Esther Rebato, Robert F Krueger, Matt McGue, Shandell Pahlen, Dorret I Boomsma, Thorkild Ia Sørensen, Jaakko Kaprio, Karri Silventoinen
Background: There is evidence that birthweight is positively associated with body mass index (BMI) in later life, but it remains unclear whether this is explained by genetic factors or the intrauterine environment. We analysed the association between birthweight and BMI from infancy to adulthood within twin pairs, which provides insights into the role of genetic and environmental individual-specific factors. Methods: This study is based on the data from 27 twin cohorts in 17 countries...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366104/adult-scandinavians-use-of-powered-scooters-user-satisfaction-frequency-of-use-and-prediction-of-daily-use
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Terje Sund, Åse Brandt
PURPOSE: To investigate user satisfaction with characteristics of powered scooters (scooters), frequency of use, and factors predicting daily scooter use. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SAMPLE: Adult scooter users (n = 59) in Denmark and Norway, mean age 74.5 (standard deviation 12.3) years. METHODS: Structured face-to-face interviews. The NOMO 1.0, the Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with assistive devices (QUEST 2...
April 1, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356780/views-on-group-simulation-in-an-integrated-medical-curriculum
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COMMENT
Mariam Salaria, Tobi Oyewole, Sundes Shah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333828/prehospital-blood-transfusion-programs-capabilities-and-lessons-learned
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Martin D Zielinski, James R Stubbs, Kathleen S Berns, Elon Glassberg, Alan D Murdock, Eilat Shinar, Geir Arne Sunde, Steve Williams, Mark H Yazer, Scott Zietlow, Donald H Jenkins
The Trauma and Hemostasis Oxygenation Research (THOR) network has met in Bergen, Norway every summer over the past six years in an effort to have experts in transfusion, blood banking, military medicine, and trauma surgery exchange ideas, share their experiences, and set an agenda to move the science of remote damage control resuscitation forward. In this manuscript, we supply the lessons shared from the authors/speakers to the reader. These lessons include the experiences of the Norwegian Military with freeze dried plasma and whole blood resuscitation, lessons from extreme remote damage control resuscitation situations on oceanic cruises, and remote blood product resuscitation techniques at Mayo Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327174/randomised-controlled-feasibility-study-of-a-school-based-multi-level-intervention-to-increase-physical-activity-and-decrease-sedentary-behaviour-among-vocational-school-students
#14
Nelli Hankonen, Matti T J Heino, Sini-Tuuli Hynynen, Hanna Laine, Vera Araújo-Soares, Falko F Sniehotta, Tommi Vasankari, Reijo Sund, Ari Haukkala
BACKGROUND: No school-based physical activity (PA) interventions among older adolescents have demonstrated long-term effectiveness, and few of them so far have addressed sedentary behaviour (SB). Based on behavioural theories and evidence, we designed a multi-level intervention to increase PA and decrease SB among vocational school students. This study investigates feasibility and acceptability of two main intervention components and research procedures. We also examine uptake of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) by the participants...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292565/toe-pressure-and-toe-brachial-index-are-predictive-of-cardiovascular-mortality-overall-mortality-and-amputation-free-survival-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#15
J-E Wickström, M Laivuori, E Aro, R T Sund, O Hautero, M Venermo, J Jalkanen, H Hakovirta
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Peripheral haemodynamic parameters are used to assess the presence and severity of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The prognostic value of ankle brachial index (ABI) has been thoroughly delineated. Nonetheless, the relative usefulness of ankle pressure (AP), ABI, toe pressure (TP), and toe brachial index (TBI) in assessing patient outcome has not been investigated in a concurrent study setting. This study aimed to resolve the association of all four non-invasive haemodynamic parameters in clinically symptomatic patients with PAD with cardiovascular mortality, overall mortality, and amputation free survival (AFS)...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285322/intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-cardiac-arrest
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REVIEW
Jerry P Nolan, Robert A Berg, Stephen Bernard, Bentley J Bobrow, Clifton W Callaway, Tobias Cronberg, Rudolph W Koster, Peter J Kudenchuk, Graham Nichol, Gavin D Perkins, Tom D Rea, Claudio Sandroni, Jasmeet Soar, Kjetil Sunde, Alain Cariou
Over the last 15 years, treatment of comatose post-cardiac arrest patients has evolved to include therapeutic strategies such as urgent coronary angiography with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), targeted temperature management (TTM)-requiring mechanical ventilation and sedation-and more sophisticated and cautious prognostication. In 2015, collaboration between the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) resulted in the first European guidelines on post-resuscitation care...
March 11, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259845/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-probably-good-but-adoption-should-not-be-too-fast-and-furious
#17
EDITORIAL
Clifton W Callaway, Kjetil Sunde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251604/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-refractory-cardiac-arrest-to-whom-and-when-that-s-the-difficult-question
#18
EDITORIAL
K Sunde, C W Callaway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236428/targeted-simulation-and-education-to-improve-cardiac-arrest-recognition-and-telephone-assisted-cpr-in-an-emergency-medical-communication-centre
#19
Camilla Hardeland, Christiane Skåre, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Tonje S Birkenes, Helge Myklebust, Andreas E Hansen, Kjetil Sunde, Theresa M Olasveengen
AIM: Recognition of cardiac arrest and prompt activation time by emergency medical dispatch are key process measures that have been associated with improved survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The aim of this study is to improve recognition of OHCA and time to initiation of telephone assisted chest compressions in an emergency medical communication centre (EMCC). METHODS: A prospective, interventional study implementing targeted interventions in an EMCC...
February 21, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236016/fully-covered-stents-are-similar-to-semi-covered-stents-with-regard-to-migration-in-palliative-treatment-of-malignant-strictures-of-the-esophagus-and-gastric-cardia-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Jan Persson, Ulrika Smedh, Åse Johnsson, Bo Ohlin, Magnus Sundbom, Magnus Nilsson, Lars Lundell, Berit Sund, Erik Johnsson
INTRODUCTION: Stent migration is a significant clinical problem in palliation of malignant strictures in the esophagus and gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ). We have compared a newer design of a fully-covered stent to a widely used semi-covered stent using migration >20 mm as the primary outcome variable. Effects on dysphagia, quality of life (QoL) and re-intervention frequency were also investigated. METHODS: Patients with dysphagia due to non-curable esophagus/GEJ cancer were randomized to receive either a more recent design of a fully-covered stent (n = 48) or a conventional semi-covered stent (n = 47)...
February 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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