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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231406/fungal-adaptation-to-contemporary-fungicide-applications-the-case-of-botrytis-cinerea-populations-from-champagne-vineyards-france
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A-S Walker, V Ravigne, A Rieux, S Ali, F Carpentier, E Fournier
In addition to being one of the most acute problems impeding chemical control of fungal diseases, the evolution of fungicide resistance is an emblematic case of local adaptation to spatially heterogeneous and temporally variable selection pressures. Here we dissected the adaptation of Botrytis cinerea (the causal agent of grey mould) populations on grapes to several fungicides. We carried out a two-year survey (four collection dates) on three treated/untreated pairs of plots from vineyards in Champagne (France), and monitored the frequency of four resistant phenotypes that are unambiguously associated to four distinct genotypes...
February 23, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231280/alkbh7-variant-related-to-prostate-cancer-exhibits-altered-substrate-binding
#2
Alice R Walker, Pavel Silvestrov, Tina A Müller, Robert H Podolsky, Gregory Dyson, Robert P Hausinger, Gerardo Andrés Cisneros
The search for prostate cancer biomarkers has received increased attention and several DNA repair related enzymes have been linked to this dysfunction. Here we report a targeted search for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and functional impact characterization of human ALKBH family dioxygenases related to prostate cancer. Our results uncovered a SNP of ALKBH7, rs7540, which is associated with prostate cancer disease in a statistically significantly manner in two separate cohorts, and maintained in African American men...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230972/paclitaxel-biosynthesis-adenylation-and-thiolation-domains-of-an-nrps-tyca-pheat-module-produce-various-arylisoserine-coa-thioesters
#3
Ruth Muchiri, Kevin D Walker
Structure-activity relationship studies show that the phenylisoserinyl moiety of paclitaxel is largely necessary for the effective anticancer activity. Several paclitaxel analogs with a variant isoserinyl sides chain have improved pharmaceutical properties over the parent drug. To produce the isoserinyl CoAs as intermediates needed for enzyme catalysis on a semibiosynthetic pathway to paclitaxel analogs, we repurposed the adenylation and thiolation domains of a non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (Phe-AT) to function as a CoA ligase...
February 23, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230606/secretions-of-bifidobacterium-infantis-and-lactobacillus-acidophilus-protect-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function
#4
Shuangshuang Guo, Tyler Gillingham, Yuming Guo, Di Meng, Weishu Zhu, W Allen Walker, Kriston Ganguli
OBJECTIVES: The secreted metabolites of probiotics are cytoprotective to intestinal epithelium and have been shown to attenuate inflammation and reduce gut permeability. The present study was designed to determine the protective effects of probiotic conditioned media (PCM) from Bifidobacterium infantis (BCM) and Lactobacillus acidophilus (LCM) on interleukin (IL)-1β-induced intestinal barrier compromise. METHODS: The epithelial barrier was determined by measuring the transepithelial electrical resistance (TER) across a Caco-2 cell monolayer using a Transwell model...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229805/cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-health-anxiety-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Kate Cooper, James D Gregory, Ian Walker, Sinead Lambe, Paul M Salkovskis
BACKGROUND: Health anxiety (HA), or hypochondriasis, is a psychological problem characterized by a preoccupation with the belief that one is physically unwell. A 2007 Cochrane review (Thomson and Page, 2007) found cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to be an effective intervention for individuals with HA. Similar findings were reported in a recent meta-analysis (Olatunji et al., 2014), which did not employ a systematic search strategy. The current review aimed to investigate the efficacy of CBT for HA, and to update the existing reviews...
March 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229566/bioenergetics-and-psychological-profile-of-an-ultra-endurance-walker
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Anna Pedrinolla, Giovanni Li Volti, Fabio Galvano, Federico Schena, Valentina Perciavalle, Donatella Di Corrado
BACKGROUND: Ultra endurance walking provides athletes with significant physiological and psychological challenges. In this study ultra endurance walking races are intended as events where the participants have to cover the largest distance within a given time, usually 24, 36, 48 hours, or longer, keeping the pause time within 5% of the total walking time. The aim of the study was to evaluate the metabolic, bioenergetics, and psychological characteristics of a world record ultra endurance walker during three different ultra endurance events characterized by different durations (36h, 48h and 70h)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228712/nordic-walking-and-the-isa-method-for-breast-cancer-survivors-effects-on-upper-limb-circumferences-and-total-body-extracellular-water-a-pilot-study
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Andrea Di Blasio, Teresa Morano, Giorgio Napolitano, Ines Bucci, Serena Di Santo, Sabina Gallina, Lucia Cugusi, Francesco Di Donato, Alberto D'Arielli, Ettore Cianchetti
BACKGROUND: The negative side effects of breast cancer treatments can include upper limb lymphoedema. The growing literature indicates that Nordic walking is an effective discipline against several disease symptoms. The aim of this study was to determine whether introduction to Nordic walking alone is effective against total body extracellular water and upper limb circumferences in breast cancer survivors compared to its combination with a series of specifically created exercises (i.e...
December 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228698/current-and-prospective-use-of-musculoskeletal-diagnostic-ultrasound-imaging-at-chiropractic-teaching-institutions-a-worldwide-survey-of-diagnostic-imaging-staff
#8
Rogan E A Henderson, Bruce F Walker, Kenneth J Young
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to survey the use of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) at chiropractic educational programs worldwide and to elicit opinions of academic diagnostic imaging staff of its prospective use at their teaching institutions. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was delivered in 2014 using SurveyMonkey and notifications were disseminated by e-mail to 127 diagnostic imaging staff at chiropractic programs worldwide...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228182/cost-effectiveness-of-computerized-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-depression-in-primary-care-findings-from-the-randomised-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-acceptability-of-computerised-therapy-reeact-trial
#9
A Duarte, S Walker, E Littlewood, S Brabyn, C Hewitt, S Gilbody, S Palmer
BACKGROUND: Computerized cognitive-behavioural therapy (cCBT) forms a core component of stepped psychological care for depression. Existing evidence for cCBT has been informed by developer-led trials. This is the first study based on a large independent pragmatic trial to assess the cost-effectiveness of cCBT as an adjunct to usual general practitioner (GP) care compared with usual GP care alone and to establish the differential cost-effectiveness of a free-to-use cCBT programme (MoodGYM) in comparison with a commercial programme (Beating the Blues) in primary care...
February 23, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228055/increased-enoxaparin-dosing-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-general-trauma-patients
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Cheri K Walker, Elizabeth A Sandmann, Taylor J Horyna, Mark A Gales
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence regarding increased enoxaparin dosing for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in the general trauma patient population. DATA SOURCES: A search of MEDLINE databases (1946 to October 2016) was conducted using the search terms enoxaparin, thromboembolism prophylaxis, venous thromboembolism, trauma, anti-factor Xa, and weight-based dosing. Additional references were identified from a review of literature citations. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Search results were limited to English-language studies conducted in humans...
April 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227557/sudden-changes-in-walking-surface-compliance-evoke-contralateral-emg-in-a-hemiparetic-walker-a-case-study-of-inter-leg-coordination-after-neurological-injury
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Jeffrey Skidmore, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Jeffrey Skidmore, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Jeffrey Skidmore, Panagiotis Artemiadis
Gait impairment due to neurological disorders is a significant problem around the world. Despite the growing interest in using robotic devices for gait rehabilitation, their widespread use remains limited as there is no clear evidence that robot-assisted gait therapy is superior to traditional treadmill-based therapy. This work is a case study that focuses on investigating the existence of mechanisms of inter-leg coordination after neurological injury, and based on that, proposing novel methods for gait rehabilitation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227400/sulcal-curve-extraction-using-laplace-beltrami-eigenfunction-level-sets
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Rosita Shishegar, Mary Tolcos, David W Walker, Leigh A Johnston, Rosita Shishegar, Mary Tolcos, David W Walker, Leigh A Johnston, David W Walker, Mary Tolcos, Leigh A Johnston, Rosita Shishegar
The complexity of the human cortex is demonstrated in the intricate pattern of gyri and sulci that arise from the cortical folding process during development. Quantitative assessment of cortical folding is important in the definition of normal brain development and provides insight into neurodevelopmental disorders. In this work, a method for sulcal curve extraction is proposed that combines the advantages of previously proposed depth based and curvature based methods. The technique, derived from Laplace Beltrami eigenfunction level sets, maps mean curvature on the level sets, and incorporates depth information using extracted sulci and gyri, a characteristic previously attributed only to depth based methods...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226718/automated-tracing-of-microglia-using-multilevel-thresholding-and-minimum-spanning-trees
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Mahmoud Abdolhoseini, Frederick Walker, Sarah Johnson, Mahmoud Abdolhoseini, Frederick Walker, Sarah Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Mahmoud Abdolhoseini, Frederick Walker
Microglia are immune cells of the central nervous system. Good knowledge about their morphology leads us to a better understanding of their functionality. In this article we propose an automated method to trace microglia in microscopy images. Our approach is powered by two main algorithms: multilevel thresholding (MT) and minimum spanning tree (MST). MT quantizes intensities of image pixels to several levels, then we sample each level with different rates to produce seed points. Each seed point belongs to a level and has a specific value, therefore they can be prioritized...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226678/hip-segmentation-from-mri-volumes-in-infants-for-ddh-diagnosis-and-treatment-planning
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Abhilash Rakkunedeth Hareendranathan, Dornoosh Zonoobi, Myles Mabee, Chad Diederichs, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Michelle Noga, Jacob L Jaremko, Abhilash Rakkunedeth Hareendranathan, Dornoosh Zonoobi, Myles Mabee, Chad Diederichs, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Michelle Noga, Jacob L Jaremko, Jacob L Jaremko, Myles Mabee, Dornoosh Zonoobi, Michelle Noga, Chad Diederichs, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Abhilash Rakkunedeth Hareendranathan
Diagnosis and surgical management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) relies on physical examination and 2D ultrasound scanning. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used to complement existing techniques and could be advantageous in treatment planning due to its larger field of view. In this paper we propose a semi-automatic method to segment surface models of the acetabulum from MRI images. The method incorporates clinical knowledge in the form of intensity priors which are integrated into a Random Walker (RW) formulation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225698/reasonableness-credibility-and-clinical-disagreement
#15
Mary Jean Walker, Wendy A Rogers
Evidence in medicine can come from more or less trustworthy sources and be produced by more or less reliable methods, and its interpretation can be disputed. As such, it can be unclear when disagreements in medicine result from different, but reasonable, interpretations of the available evidence and when they result from unreasonable refusals to consider legitimate evidence. In this article, we seek to show how assessments of the relevance and implications of evidence are typically affected by factors beyond that evidence itself, such as our beliefs about the credibility of the speaker or source of the evidence...
February 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225473/information-needs-and-preferences-of-parents-considering-treatment-of-child-anxiety
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Leanne Mak, John R Walker, Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Gary Altman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the information needs and preferences of parents who were making decisions concerning treatment for their child's anxiety. METHODS: Ninety-three parents were recruited from hospital-based clinics, a parent group, and a public information meeting. They completed a survey about preference for decision-making involvement, information needs, and preferences concerning source and amount of information. RESULTS: Most (69%) parents indicated that they prefer a collaborative decision-making role...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224046/eighth-international-chorea-acanthocytosis-symposium-summary-of-workshop-discussion-and-action-points
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Samuel S Pappas, Juan Bonifacino, Adrian Danek, William T Dauer, Mithu De, Lucia De Franceschi, Gilbert DiPaolo, Robert Fuller, Volker Haucke, Andreas Hermann, Benoit Kornmann, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Johannes Levin, Aaron M Neiman, Dobrila D Rudnicki, Ody Sibon, Antonio Velayos-Baeza, Jan J Vonk, Ruth H Walker, Lois S Weisman, Roger L Albin
Chorea-Acanthocytosis (ChAc) is a rare hereditary neurological disorder characterized by abnormal movements, red blood cell pathology, and progressive neurodegeneration. Little is understood of the pathogenesis of ChAc and related disorders (collectively Neuroacanthocytosis). The Eighth International Chorea-Acanthocytosis Symposium was held in May 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, and focused on molecular mechanisms driving ChAc pathophysiology. Accompanying the meeting, members of the neuroacanthocytosis research community and other invited scientists met in a workshop to discuss the current understanding and next steps needed to better understand ChAc pathogenesis...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222815/cognitive-stimulation-therapy-as-a-sustainable-intervention-for-dementia-in-sub-saharan-africa-feasibility-and-clinical-efficacy-using-a-stepped-wedge-design
#18
Stella-Maria Paddick, Sarah Mkenda, Godfrey Mbowe, Aloyce Kisoli, William K Gray, Catherine L Dotchin, Laura Ternent, Adesola Ogunniyi, John Kissima, Olaide Olakehinde, Declare Mushi, Richard W Walker
BACKGROUND: Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a psychosocial group-based intervention for dementia shown to improve cognition and quality of life with a similar efficacy to cholinesterase inhibitors. Since CST can be delivered by non-specialist healthcare workers, it has potential for use in low-resource environments, such as sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We aimed to assess the feasibility and clinical effectiveness of CST in rural Tanzania using a stepped-wedge design. METHODS: Participants and their carers were recruited through a community dementia screening program...
February 22, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222769/plasticity-of-host-selection-by-malaria-vectors-of-papua-new-guinea
#19
John B Keven, Lisa Reimer, Michelle Katusele, Gussy Koimbu, Rebecca Vinit, Naomi Vincent, Edward Thomsen, David R Foran, Peter A Zimmerman, Edward D Walker
BACKGROUND: Host selection is an important determinant of vectorial capacity because malaria transmission increases when mosquitoes feed more on humans than non-humans. Host selection also affects the outcome of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN). Despite the recent nationwide implementation of LLIN-based malaria control program in Papua New Guinea (PNG), little is known about the host selection of the local Anopheles vectors. This study investigated the host selection of Anopheles vectors in PNG...
February 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222627/efficacy-of-celecoxib-versus-ibuprofen-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-randomized-double-blind-non-inferiority-trial
#20
Ana C Gordo, Chris Walker, Beatriz Armada, Duo Zhou
Objective To compare the efficacy and tolerability of celecoxib and ibuprofen for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Method In this 6-week, multicentre, double-blind, non-inferiority trial, patients were randomized to 200 mg celecoxib once daily, 800 mg ibuprofen three times daily or placebo. The primary outcome was non-inferiority of celecoxib to ibuprofen in Patient's Assessment of Arthritis Pain (scored 0-100). Secondary outcomes included the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index, Pain Satisfaction Scale, and upper gastrointestinal tolerability...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
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