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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227022/seasonal-weight-variation-patterns-in-seven-countries-located-in-northern-and-southern-hemispheres
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Saeed Mehrang, Elina Helander, Angela Chieh, Ilkka Korhonen, Saeed Mehrang, Elina Helander, Angela Chieh, Ilkka Korhonen, Ilkka Korhonen, Saeed Mehrang, Elina Helander, Angela Chieh
The digital revolution of information and technology in late 20th century has led to emergence of devices that help people monitor their weight in a long-term manner. Investigation of population-level variations of body mass using smart connected weight scales enabled the health coaches acquire deeper insights about the models of people's behavior as a function of time. Typically, body mass varies when the seasons change. That is, during the warmer seasons people's body mass tend to decrease while in colder seasons it usually moves up...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224618/the-feasibility-of-nbi-in-patients-with-suspected-upper-airway-lesions-a-multicenter-study
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Leif J J Bäck, Jami Rekola, Lassi Raittinen, Elina Halme, Petra Pietarinen, Harri Keski-Säntti, Leena-Maija Aaltonen, Antti A Mäkitie, Antti Raappana, Jukka Tikanto, Aleksi Schrey, Reidar Grenman, Jussi Laranne, Petri Koivunen, Heikki Irjala
OBJECTIVE: Narrow band imaging (NBI) improves diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal cancer, but most reported NBI studies are from experienced centers. Feasibility reports on use at everyday outpatient departments are needed. STUDY DESIGN: Researcher-initiated, prospective, multicenter. METHODS: Participating physicians were instructed in NBI technique during a 4-hour meeting. Patients underwent an examination that included endoscopy with white light (WL) high-definition (HD) TV and NBI filter in the selected time period...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223512/glucosylceramide-synthase-inhibition-alleviates-aberrations-in-synucleinopathy-models
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S Pablo Sardi, Catherine Viel, Jennifer Clarke, Christopher M Treleaven, Amy M Richards, Hyejung Park, Maureen A Olszewski, James C Dodge, John Marshall, Elina Makino, Bing Wang, Richard L Sidman, Seng H Cheng, Lamya S Shihabuddin
Mutations in the glucocerebrosidase gene (GBA) confer a heightened risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) and other synucleinopathies, resulting in a lower age of onset and exacerbating disease progression. However, the precise mechanisms by which mutations in GBA increase PD risk and accelerate its progression remain unclear. Here, we investigated the merits of glucosylceramide synthase (GCS) inhibition as a potential treatment for synucleinopathies. Two murine models of synucleinopathy (a Gaucher-related synucleinopathy model, Gba(D409V/D409V) and a A53T-α-synuclein overexpressing model harboring wild-type alleles of GBA, A53T-SNCA mouse model) were exposed to a brain-penetrant GCS inhibitor, GZ667161...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223209/langmuir-schaefer-film-deposition-onto-honeycomb-porous-films-for-retinal-tissue-engineering
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Maria Teresa Calejo, Tanja Ilmarinen, Elina Vuorimaa-Laukkanen, Elina Talvitie, Hanna M Hakola, Heli Skottman, Minna Kellomäki
: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in senior citizens in the developed world. The disease is characterised by the degeneration of a specific cell layer at the back of the eye - the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which is essential in retinal function. The most promising therapeutic option to restore the lost vision is considered to be RPE cell transplantation. This work focuses on the development of biodegradable biomaterials with similar properties to the native Bruch's membrane as carriers for RPE cells...
February 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222764/occurrence-of-salmonella-spp-a-comparison-between-indoor-and-outdoor-housing-of-broilers-and-laying-hens
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Martin Wierup, Helene Wahlström, Elina Lahti, Helena Eriksson, Désirée S Jansson, Åsa Odelros, Linda Ernholm
BACKGROUND: Outdoor production of poultry is rapidly increasing, which could be associated with increased risks for exposure to different environmental sources of Salmonella. We report a comparison on the occurrence of Salmonella during 2007-2015 in broilers and laying hens in outdoor and indoor production subjected to the same requirements for the prevention and control of Salmonella as applied in Sweden. RESULTS: Our results give no indication that, during the period studied, the exposure to Salmonella in outdoor poultry production was higher than in the indoor production...
February 21, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218746/early-transcriptional-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-cd8-t-cell-differentiation-revealed-by-single-cell-rna-sequencing
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Boyko Kakaradov, Janilyn Arsenio, Christella E Widjaja, Zhaoren He, Stefan Aigner, Patrick J Metz, Bingfei Yu, Ellen J Wehrens, Justine Lopez, Stephanie H Kim, Elina I Zuniga, Ananda W Goldrath, John T Chang, Gene W Yeo
During microbial infection, responding CD8(+) T lymphocytes differentiate into heterogeneous subsets that together provide immediate and durable protection. To elucidate the dynamic transcriptional changes that underlie this process, we applied a single-cell RNA-sequencing approach and analyzed individual CD8(+) T lymphocytes sequentially throughout the course of a viral infection in vivo. Our analyses revealed a striking transcriptional divergence among cells that had undergone their first division and identified previously unknown molecular determinants that controlled the fate specification of CD8(+) T lymphocytes...
February 20, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218559/a-scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-1-planning-and-management
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Gunvor Semb, Hans Enemark, Hans Friede, Gunnar Paulin, Jan Lilja, Jorma Rautio, Mikael Andersen, Frank Åbyholm, Anette Lohmander, William Shaw, Kirsten Mølsted, Arja Heliövaara, Stig Bolund, Jyri Hukki, Hallvard Vindenes, Peter Davenport, Kjartan Arctander, Ola Larson, Anders Berggren, David Whitby, Alan Leonard, Erik Neovius, Anna Elander, Elisabeth Willadsen, R Patricia Bannister, Eileen Bradbury, Gunilla Henningsson, Christina Persson, Philip Eyres, Berit Emborg, Mia Kisling-Møller, Annelise Küseler, Birthe Granhof Black, Antje Schöps, Anja Bau, Maria Boers, Helene Søgaard Andersen, Karin Jeppesen, Dorte Marxen, Marjukka Paaso, Elina Hölttä, Suvi Alaluusua, Leena Turunen, Kirsti Humerinta, Ulla Elfving-Little, Inger Beate Tørdal, Lillian Kjøll, Ragnhild Aukner, Øydis Hide, Kristin Billaud Feragen, Elisabeth Rønning, Pål Skaare, Eli Brinck, Ann-Magritt Semmingsen, Nina Lindberg, Melanie Bowden, Julie Davies, Jeanette Mooney, Haydn Bellardie, Nina Schofield, Jill Nyberg, Maria Lundberg, Agneta Linder-Aronson Karsten, Margareta Larson, Anders Holmefjord, Sigvor Reisæter, Nina-Helen Pedersen, Therese Rasmussen, Rolf Tindlund, Paul Sæle, Reidunn Blomhoff, Gry Jacobsen, Christina Havstam, Sara Rizell, Lars Enocson, Catharina Hagberg, Midia Najar Chalien, Anna Paganini, Inger Lundeborg, Agneta Marcusson, Anna-Britta Mjönes, Annica Gustavsson, Christine Hayden, Eilish McAleer, Emma Slevan, Terry Gregg, Helen Worthington
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Longstanding uncertainty surrounds the selection of surgical protocols for the closure of unilateral cleft lip and palate, and randomised trials have only rarely been performed. This paper is an introduction to three randomised trials of primary surgery for children born with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). It presents the protocol developed for the trials in CONSORT format, and describes the management structure that was developed to achieve the long-term engagement and commitment required to complete the project...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218556/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-5-speech-outcomes-in-5-year-olds-consonant-proficiency-and-errors
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Elisabeth Willadsen, Anette Lohmander, Christina Persson, Inger Lundeborg, Suvi Alaluusua, Ragnhild Aukner, Anja Bau, Maria Boers, Melanie Bowden, Julie Davies, Berit Emborg, Christina Havstam, Christine Hayden, Gunilla Henningsson, Anders Holmefjord, Elina Hölttä, Mia Kisling-Møller, Lillian Kjøll, Maria Lundberg, Eilish McAleer, Jill Nyberg, Marjukka Paaso, Nina Helen Pedersen, Therese Rasmussen, Sigvor Reisæter, Helene Søgaard Andersen, Antje Schöps, Inger-Beate Tørdal, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Normal articulation before school start is a main objective in cleft palate treatment. The aim was to investigate if differences exist in consonant proficiency at age 5 years between children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) randomised to different surgical protocols for primary palatal repair. A secondary aim was to estimate burden of care in terms of received additional secondary surgeries and speech therapy. DESIGN: Three parallel group, randomised clinical trials were undertaken as an international multicentre study by 10 cleft teams in five countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218551/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-4-speech-outcomes-in-5-year-olds-velopharyngeal-competency-and-hypernasality
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Anette Lohmander, Christina Persson, Elisabeth Willadsen, Inger Lundeborg, Suvi Alaluusua, Ragnhild Aukner, Anja Bau, Maria Boers, Melanie Bowden, Julie Davies, Berit Emborg, Christina Havstam, Christine Hayden, Gunilla Henningsson, Anders Holmefjord, Elina Hölttä, Mia Kisling-Møller, Lillian Kjøll, Maria Lundberg, Eilish McAleer, Jill Nyberg, Marjukka Paaso, Nina Helen Pedersen, Therese Rasmussen, Sigvor Reisæter, Helene Søgaard Andersen, Antje Schöps, Inger-Beate Tørdal, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Adequate velopharyngeal function and speech are main goals in the treatment of cleft palate. The objective was to investigate if there were differences in velopharyngeal competency (VPC) and hypernasality at age 5 years in children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) operated on with different surgical methods for primary palatal repair. A secondary aim was to estimate burden of care in terms of received additional secondary surgeries and speech therapy. DESIGN: Three parallel group, randomised clinical trials were undertaken as an international multicentre study by 10 cleft teams in five countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the UK...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197388/inhibition-of-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-by-emmprin-multiple-antigenic-peptide-map-vaccination-is-mediated-by-immune-modulation
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Elina Simanovich, Vera Brod, Maya M Rahat, Ella Drazdov, Miriam Walter, Jivan Shakya, Michal A Rahat
Previously, we have identified a new epitope in EMMPRIN, a multifunctional protein that mediates tumor cell-macrophage interactions and induces both MMP-9 and VEGF. Here, we synthesized this epitope as an octa-branched multiple antigenic peptide (MAP) to vaccinate mice implanted with subcutaneous syngeneic colon (CT26), prostate (TRAMP-C2) or renal (RENCA) cell line carcinomas. Vaccination inhibited, and sometimes regressed, tumor growth in a dose-dependent manner, reaching 94%, 71% and 72% inhibition, respectively, at a 50 μg dose (p < 0...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194955/luminometric-label-array-for-counting-and-differentiation-of-bacteria
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Milla Högmander, Catherine J Paul, Sandy Chan, Elina Hokkanen, Ville Eskonen, Tapio Pahikkala, Sari Pihlasalo
Methods for simple and fast detection and differentiation of bacterial species are required, for instance, in medicine, water quality monitoring, and the food industry. Here, we have developed a novel label array method for the counting and differentiation of bacterial species. This method is based on the nonspecific interactions of multiple unstable lanthanide chelates and selected chemicals within the sample leading to a luminescence signal profile that is unique to the bacterial species. It is simple, cost-effective, and/or user-friendly compared to many existing methods, such as plate counts on selective media, automatic (hemocytometer-based) cell counters, flow cytometry, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods for identification...
February 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193312/leukocyte-and-skeletal-muscle-telomere-length-and-body-composition-in-monozygotic-twin-pairs-discordant-for-long-term-hormone-replacement-therapy
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Elina Sillanpää, Paula Niskala, Eija K Laakkonen, Elodie Ponsot, Markku Alén, Jaakko Kaprio, Fawzi Kadi, Vuokko Kovanen, Sarianna Sipilä
Estrogen-based hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be associated with deceleration of cellular aging. We investigated whether long-term HRT has effects on leukocyte (LTL) or mean and minimum skeletal muscle telomere length (SMTL) in a design that controls for genotype and childhood environment. Associations between telomeres, body composition, and physical performance were also examined. Eleven monozygotic twin pairs (age 57.6 ± 1.8 years) discordant for HRT were studied. Mean duration of HRT use was 7.3 ± 3...
February 14, 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184429/normative-data-of-the-story-and-six-object-memory-recall-tests-in-older-spanish-adults-nedices-population-based-cohort
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Israel Contador, Bernardino Fernández-Calvo, Elina Boycheva, Laura Rueda, Félix Bermejo-Pareja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178118/microscopy-of-stained-urethral-smear-in-male-urethritis-which-cutoff-should-be-used
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Harald Moi, Usha Hartgill, Kristin Helene Skullerud, Elina J Reponen, Line Syvertsen, Amir Moghaddam
BACKGROUND: The microscopical diagnosis of male urethritis was recently questioned by Rietmeijer and Mettenbrink, lowering the diagnostic criteria of the diagnosis to ≥2 polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNL) per high power field (HPF), and adopted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines. The European Non-Gonococcal Urethritis Guideline advocates a limit of ≥5 PMNL/HPF. OBJECTIVE: To determine if syndromic treatment of urethritis should be considered with a cutoff value of ≥2 PMNL/HPF in urethral smear...
March 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167075/inhibition-of-the-nmda-and-ampa-receptor-channels-by-antidepressants-and-antipsychotics
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Oleg I Barygin, Elina I Nagaeva, Denis B Tikhonov, Darya A Belinskaya, Nina P Vanchakova, Natalia N Shestakova
It is known that some antidepressants and antipsychotics directly inhibit NMDA-type ionotropic glutamate receptors. In this study we systematically studied action of seven drugs (Fluoxetine, Citalopram, Desipramine, Amitriptyline, Atomoxetine, Chlorpromazine, and Clozapine) on NMDA receptors and Ca(2+)-permeable and -impermeable AMPA receptors in rat brain neurons by whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Except for weak effect of fluoxetine, all drugs were virtually inactive against Ca(2+)-impermeable AMPA receptors...
February 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163817/a-simple-dressing-for-hypospadias-surgery-in-children
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Roberto Méndez-Gallart, María García-Palacios, Pablo Rodríguez-Barca, Elina Estévez-Martínez, Ana Lema Carril, Adolfo Bautista-Casasnovas
One of the most controversial aspects of hypospadias surgery is the election of an appropriate wound dressing. In fact, there may be as many different types of dressing as there are types of surgical repair. Here, we describe a new, simple method for hypospadias dressing in children that minimizes painful removal.
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162842/effect-of-relocation-to-the-u-s-on-asthma-risk-among-hispanics
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Elina Jerschow, Garrett Strizich, Xiaonan Xue, Golda Hudes, Simon Spivack, Victoria Persky, Guadalupe X Ayala, Alan Delamater, Youngmee Kim, Erin Etzel, Jianwen Cai, Robert C Kaplan
INTRODUCTION: Asthma prevalence is reportedly higher among U.S.-born relative to foreign-born Hispanics/Latinos. Little is known about rates of asthma onset before and after relocation to the U.S. in Latinos. Asthma rates were examined by U.S. residence and country/territory of origin. METHODS: In 2015-2016, age at first onset of asthma symptoms was analyzed, defined retrospectively from a cross-sectional survey in 2008-2011, in relation to birthplace and U.S. residence among 15,573 U...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161533/prevalence-determinants-and-clinical-correlates-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-london-uk
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David A Jolliffe, Wai Yee James, Richard L Hooper, Neil C Barnes, Claire L Greiller, Kamrul Islam, Angshu Bhowmik, Peter M Timms, Raj K Rajakulasingam, Aklak B Choudhury, David E Simcock, Elina Hyppönen, Robert T Walton, Christopher J Corrigan, Christopher J Griffiths, Adrian R Martineau
Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), yet a comprehensive analysis of environmental and genetic determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration in patients with this condition is lacking. We conducted a multi-centre cross-sectional study in 278 COPD patients aged 41-92 years in London, UK. Details of potential environmental determinants of vitamin D status and COPD symptom control and severity were collected by questionnaire, and blood samples were taken for analysis of serum 25(OH)D concentration and DNA extraction...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159558/plasma-15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic-acid-predicts-treatment-outcomes-in-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Elina Jerschow, Matthew L Edin, Teresa Pelletier, Waleed M Abuzeid, Nadeem A Akbar, Marc Gibber, Marvin Fried, Fred B Lih, Artiom Gruzdev, J Alyce Bradbury, Weiguo Han, Golda Hudes, Taha Keskin, Victor L Schuster, Simon Spivack, Darryl C Zeldin, David Rosenstreich
BACKGROUND: Aspirin desensitization followed by daily aspirin provides therapeutic benefits to patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). It is not well understood how eicosanoid levels change during aspirin treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between clinical outcomes of aspirin treatment and plasma eicosanoid levels in patients with AERD. METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with AERD were offered aspirin treatment (650 mg twice daily) for 4 weeks...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156181/formation-of-multimeric-antibodies-for-self-delivery-of-active-monomers
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Yaron Dekel, Yossy Machluf, Tal Gefen, Gennady Eidelshtein, Alexander Kotlyar, Yaron Bram, Ehud Shahar, Farah Reslane, Elina Aizenshtein, Jacob Pitcovski
Proteins and peptides have been used as drugs for almost a century. Technological advances in the past 30 years have enabled the production of pure, stable proteins in vast amounts. In contrast, administration of proteins based on their native active conformation (and thus necessitating the use of subcutaneous injections) has remained solely unchanged. The therapeutic anti-HER2 humanized monoclonal immunoglobulin (IgG) Trastuzumab (Herceptin) is a first line of the treatment for breast cancer. Chicken IgY is a commercially important polyclonal antibody (Ab)...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
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