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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245158/-intrapartum-translabial-ultrasound-a-systematic-analysis-of-the-fetal-head-station-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Fabian Kohls, Lars Brodowski, Elna Kuehnle, Nadine Kniebusch, Karim Djaffar Kalache, Alexander Weichert
Introduction This prospective study aimed to define the angle of progression (AOP) in relation to the height position of the fetal head during the first stage of labour. It was investigated if it is possible to predict the mode of delivery or the duration of labour by AOP. Methods Influencing factors on delivery were head circumference, birth-weight, administration of oxytocin, epidural anaesthesia (EA) and parity, and their impact on AOP was analysed. AOP was calculated using three different formulas. Inclusion criteria were vaginal delivery of singletons in cephalic, occipito-anterior presentation...
December 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245156/selection-and-targeting-of-epcam-protein-by-ssdna-aptamer
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Walhan Alshaer, Nida Ababneh, Mamon Hatmal, Heba Izmirli, Moujab Choukeife, Alaa Shraim, Nour Sharar, Aya Abu-Shiekah, Fadwa Odeh, Abeer Al Bawab, Abdalla Awidi, Said Ismail
Aptamers are molecules that reveal highly complex and refined molecular recognition properties. These molecules are capable of binding with high affinity and selectivity to targets, ranging from small molecules to whole living cells. Several aptamers have been selected for targeting cellular proteins and they have also used in developing therapeutics and diagnostic strategies. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is considered as a cancer stem cell (CSC) biomarker and one of the most promising targets for aptamer selection against CSCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245140/school-readiness-of-maltreated-children-associations-of-timing-type-and-chronicity-of-maltreatment
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Megan F Bell, Donna M Bayliss, Rebecca Glauert, Jeneva L Ohan
Children who have been maltreated during early childhood may experience a difficult transition into fulltime schooling, due to maladaptive development of the skills and abilities that are important for positive school adaptation. An understanding of how different dimensions of maltreatment relate to children's school readiness is important for informing appropriate supports for maltreated children. In this study, the Australian Early Development Census scores of 19,203 children were linked to information on child maltreatment allegations (substantiated and unsubstantiated), including the type of alleged maltreatment, the timing of the allegation (infancy-toddlerhood or preschool), and the total number of allegations (chronicity)...
December 11, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245139/scapular-focused-exercise-treatment-protocol-for-shoulder-impingement-symptoms-three-dimensional-scapular-kinematics-analysis
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Gisele Harumi Hotta, Adriane Lopes Santos, Kevin James McQuade, Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to describe the effects of a periscapular strengthening and neuromuscular training protocol in three-dimensional scapular kinematics and resting positioning in participants with shoulder impingement symptoms. Self-reported function was also evaluated. METHOD: The study group comprised 50 subjects with shoulder impingement syndrome (control group, n=25; treatment group, n=25). The treatment group underwent 8weeks of neuromuscular training and periscapular strengthening...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245113/the-temporal-relationship-between-activity-of-the-pelvic-floor-muscles-and-motion-of-selected-urogenital-landmarks-in-healthy-nulliparous-women
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Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon, Cindy Auchincloss, Ryan Graham, Linda McLean
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between pelvic floor muscle (PFM) electromyographic (EMG) activation and urogenital landmark motion measured using 2D transperineal ultrasound (US) imaging. METHODS: Eight healthy, nulliparous women performed maximum voluntary PFM contractions while EMG and transperineal US images were acquired simultaneously. Changes in the levator plate length (LPL), bladder neck (BN) position and urethral position were determined by visual inspection...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245105/autoimmune-encephalitis-with-gabaa-receptor-antibodies-in-a-10-year-old-girl
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Magdalena Figlerowicz, Paweł Kemnitz, Anna Mania, Katarzyna Mazur-Melewska, Emila Tomczak, Karolina Kuls, Katarzyna Jończyk-Potoczna, Francesc Graus, Wojciech Służewski
Recent studies have indicated that some cases of nonparaneoplastic autoimmune encephalitis in children can be caused by a systemic autoimmune disorder that generates autoantibodies to cell membrane proteins. We describe the clinical features of a 10-year-old girl with autoimmune encephalitis with autoantibodies against the GABAA receptor in whom type 1 diabetes mellitus developed during the course of the disease. The diagnosis was based on the progressive course of disease, pleocytosis in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), inflammatory changes in the brain and autoantibodies against the GABAA receptor detected in serum (absent in CSF)...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245090/psychological-distress-and-risk-for-suicidal-behavior-among-university-students-in-contemporary-china
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Fang Tang, Majella Byrne, Ping Qin
BACKGROUND: Psychological distress and suicidal behavior are important mental health problems among university students and warrant research to inform strategies for effective prevention in this young population. The present study aimed to assess psychological distress and suicidal behavior and to unravel their associations among university students. METHODS: A total of 5972 undergraduate students, randomly selected from six universities in central China, comprised the sample...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245086/liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometric-assay-for-the-quantitation-of-the-novel-radiation-protective-agent-and-radiation-mitigator-jp4-039-in-murine-plasma
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Susan Christner, Jianxia Guo, Robert A Parise, Melanie Ringeval, Adam T Hoye, Peter Wipf, Michael W Epperly, Joel S Greenberger, Jan H Beumer, Julie L Eiseman
JP4-039 radio-protects prior to, and radio-mitigates after ionizing radiation by neutralizing reactive oxygen species. We developed and validated an LC-MS/MS assay for the quantitation of JP4-039 in murine plasma. Methanol protein precipitation of 50μL plasma was followed by isocratic reverse phase chromatography for a 6min run time, and electrospray positive mode ionization mass spectrometric detection. The plasma assay was linear from 1 to 1000ng/mL with appropriate accuracy (97.1-107.6%) and precision (3...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245083/concordance-between-the-wada-test-and-neuroimaging-lateralization-influence-of-imaging-modality-fmri-and-meg-and-patient-experience
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Steven Kemp, Garreth Prendergast, Theodoros Karapanagiotidis, Gus Baker, Thomas P Kelly, Tufail Patankar, Simon S Keller
The Wada test remains the traditional test for lateralizing language and memory function prior to epilepsy surgery. Functional imaging, particularly functional MRI (fMRI), has made progress in the language domain, but less so in the memory domain. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) has received less research attention, but shows promise, particularly for language lateralization. We recruited a consecutive sample of 19 patients with epilepsy who had completed presurgical work-up, including the Wada test, and compared fMRI (memory) and MEG (language and memory) with Wada test results...
December 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245077/no-overdiagnosis-in-the-norwegian-breast-cancer-screening-program-estimated-by-combining-record-linkage-and-questionnaire-information-in-the-norwegian-women-and-cancer-study
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Eiliv Lund, Aurelie Nakamura, Jean-Christophe Thalabard
BACKGROUND: The Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) was implemented across the country in 2005 and has been criticised for potential 'overdiagnosis', i.e. a breast cancer diagnosis that otherwise would not have been detected or treated in a woman's lifetime. We aimed to estimate overdiagnosis in the NBCSP based on the Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) study using both questionnaire information and record linkage information from NBCSP. METHOD: For 124,978 women aged 49-79 years from the NOWAC study, information on screened women could be cross-validated from the NBCSP database...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245062/comparative-studies-on-dna-binding-and-in-vitro-antitumor-activity-of-enantiomeric-ruthenium-ii-complexes
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Wen-Xu Hong, Fengwen Huang, Tianwen Huan, Xu Xu, Qingguo Han, Gaofeng Wang, Hong Xu, Shan Duan, Yongheng Duan, Xun Long, Ying Liu, Zhangli Hu
A pair of ruthenium(II) complex enantiomers, Δ- and Λ-[Ru(bpy)2PBIP]2+ {bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, PBIP=2-(4-bromophenyl)imidazo[4,5-f]1,10-phenanthroline} have been synthesized and characterized. The systematic comparative studies between two enantiomers on their DNA binding-behaviors with calf thymus DNA (CT DNA) were carried out by viscosity measurements, spectrophotometric methods and molecular simulation technology. Additional assays were performed to explore the cytotoxicity of the ruthenium(II) enantiomers against tumor cell lines...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245060/activation-of-human-eosinophils-with-palladium-nanoparticles-pd-nps-importance-of-the-actin-cytoskeleton-in-pd-nps-induced-cellular-adhesion
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P Chhay, M Murphy-Marion, Y Samson, D Girard
Palladium (Pd) is known to be released into the environment in the fine and ultrafine (at the nanoscale) airborne particle fractions mainly from automobile catalytic converters leading to an increase human exposure to this noble metal. It was reported that Pd can induce allergic reactions in individuals exposed to it via different ways. Some studies reported an increased number of eosinophils into airways following NP exposure in vivo in rodent models of allergies and inflammation. Knowing the importance of eosinophils in allergies, asthma and other lung diseases, it is surprising to observe that the direct effect of Pd at the nanoscale in eosinophils has been poorly documented...
December 11, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245056/subcutaneous-trastuzumab-herceptin-versus-intravenous-trastuzumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-a-time-motion-and-cost-assessment-study-in-a-lean-operating-day-care-oncology-unit
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Wiebren A A Tjalma, Tom Van den Mooter, Tim Mertens, Valerie Bastiaens, Manon T Huizing, Konstantinos Papadimitriou
OBJECTIVE: The subcutaneous (SC) formulation of trastuzumab represents an alternative to the intravenous (IV) infusion in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic and early breast cancer. We compared the two formulations in terms of time and cost differential. STUDY DESING: We conducted a time, motion and cost assessment study in a lean operating day care oncology unit to determine and compare the time and costs of trastuzumab SC versus IV administration in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245048/the-time-dependent-prognostic-value-of-intratumoral-cytokine-expression-profiles-in-a-natural-course-of-primary-breast-cancer-with-a-long-term-follow-up
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Nataša Todorović-Raković, Marko Radulovic, Tijana Vujasinović, Jelena Milovanović, Dragica Nikolić-Vukosavljević
Despite the increasing evidence for the importance of immunity in breast cancer, the contradictory role of inflammation has not been thoroughly researched. In this study, we investigate the prognostic value of intratumoral inflammation as evaluated by cytokine mRNA levels. Intratumoral mRNA was measured for IL1β, IL6, IL8, IL10 and IL17A, using Taqman quantitative PCR. By the AUC criteria, none of the cytokines associated with metastasis outcome over the entire follow-up period. However, separation of the follow-up period has revealed a time-dependent and robust prognostic association of IL β...
December 12, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245044/changes-in-lower-extremity-strength-may-be-related-to-the-walking-speed-improvements-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-after-gait-training
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Rashelle M Hoffman, Bradley B Corr, Wayne A Stuberg, David J Arpin, Max J Kurz
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) has a high probability of resulting in lower extremity strength and walking deficits. Numerous studies have shown that gait training has the potential to improve the walking abilities of these children; however, the factors governing these improvements are unknown. AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between change in lower extremity strength, walking speed and endurance of children with CP following gait training...
December 12, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245021/google-and-suicides-what-can-we-learn-about-the-use-of-internet-to-prevent-suicides
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V Chandler
OBJECTIVES: This article studies the statistical relationship between the search propensity of suicide-related terms on Google and the number of suicides. STUDY DESIGN: Suicide mortality data from all American states from January 2006 to November 2014 (n = 5372) and data on Google search intensity for the same period was collected. METHODS: Regression analysis with dynamic components was performed to determine the relationship between search intensity and the number of suicides...
December 12, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245016/preferential-myofibroblast-differentiation-of-cardiac-mesenchymal-progenitor-cells-in-the-presence-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Elisa Gambini, Gianluca Lorenzo Perrucci, Beatrice Bassetti, Gabriella Spaltro, Giulia Campostrini, Maria Chiara Lionetti, Alberto Pilozzi, Federico Martinelli, Andrea Faruggia, Dario DiFrancesco, Andrea Barbuti, Giulio Pompilio
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is characterized by electrical, contractile, and structural remodeling mediated by interstitial fibrosis. It has been shown that human cardiac mesenchymal progenitor cells (CMPCs) can be differentiated into endothelial, smooth muscle, and fibroblast cells. Here, we have investigated, for the first time, the contribution of CMPCs in the fibrotic process occurring in AF. As expected, right auricolae samples displayed significantly higher fibrosis in AF vs control (CTR) patients. In tissue samples of AF patients only, double staining for c-kit and the myofibroblast marker α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) was detected...
November 27, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245011/oncogenic-role-of-thor-a-conserved-cancer-testis-long-non-coding-rna
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Yasuyuki Hosono, Yashar S Niknafs, John R Prensner, Matthew K Iyer, Saravana M Dhanasekaran, Rohit Mehra, Sethuramasundaram Pitchiaya, Jean Tien, June Escara-Wilke, Anton Poliakov, Shih-Chun Chu, Sahal Saleh, Keerthana Sankar, Fengyun Su, Shuling Guo, Yuanyuan Qiao, Susan M Freier, Huynh-Hoa Bui, Xuhong Cao, Rohit Malik, Timothy M Johnson, David G Beer, Felix Y Feng, Weibin Zhou, Arul M Chinnaiyan
Large-scale transcriptome sequencing efforts have vastly expanded the catalog of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) with varying evolutionary conservation, lineage expression, and cancer specificity. Here, we functionally characterize a novel ultraconserved lncRNA, THOR (ENSG00000226856), which exhibits expression exclusively in testis and a broad range of human cancers. THOR knockdown and overexpression in multiple cell lines and animal models alters cell or tumor growth supporting an oncogenic role. We discovered a conserved interaction of THOR with IGF2BP1 and show that THOR contributes to the mRNA stabilization activities of IGF2BP1...
December 14, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244973/cooperativity-between-antibiotics-and-antiseptics-testing-the-bactericidal-effect
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S Jenull, H Laggner, I Hassl, B Velimirov, M Huettinger, N Zemann
OBJECTIVE: Treatment with antibiotics together with local application of antiseptics is common in wound care. We investigated the effectiveness of an antiseptic in two variations: octenidine (Oct) and octenidine+ (Oct+ with isotonic glucose addition). METHOD: Using the agar diffusion test with cultures of pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus and the non-pathogenic Bordetella petrii, we compared the effectiveness of octenidine to the classical antiseptics beta-isodona (povidone-iodine; PI), chlorhexidine (Chl) and taurolin (Tau) alone, and in combination with various common antibiotics to uncover cooperativity between antiseptics and antibiotics...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244908/changes-in-coping-and-social-motives-for-drinking-and-alcohol-consumption-across-the-menstrual-cycle
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Kayla M Joyce, Amanda Hudson, Roisin O'Connor, Kara Thompson, Megan Hodgin, Tara Perrot, Sherry H Stewart
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use has been reported to fluctuate over women's menstrual cycles (MCs), with increased intake occurring premenstrually/menstrually (phases characterized by heightened negative affect) and during the ovulatory phase (a phase characterized by positive affect). This suggests women may drink for particular emotion-focused reasons at specific points in their cycles. However, no research had yet examined MC variability in drinking motives, or links between cycle-related changes in drinking motives and alcohol consumption...
December 15, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
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