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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054993/impact-of-the-real-cost-campaign-on-adolescents-recall-attitudes-and-risk-perceptions-about-tobacco-use-a-national-study
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Li-Ling Huang, Allison J Lazard, Jessica K Pepper, Seth M Noar, Leah M Ranney, Adam O Goldstein
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) The Real Cost campaign advertisements (ads) have targeted U.S. youth with messages designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use. This study examined exposure to The Real Cost campaign, including ad and slogan recall, and associations with attitudes and risk perceptions among U.S. adolescents. We analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years (n = 1125) surveyed by phone from October 2014 to June 2015. We assessed aided recall of and attitudes toward four campaign ads and the one slogan...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048166/mo-de-207b-06-computer-aided-diagnosis-of-breast-ultrasound-images-using-transfer-learning-from-deep-convolutional-neural-networks
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B Huynh, K Drukker, M Giger
PURPOSE: To assess the performance of using transferred features from pre-trained deep convolutional networks (CNNs) in the task of classifying cancer in breast ultrasound images, and to compare this method of transfer learning with previous methods involving human-designed features. METHODS: A breast ultrasound dataset consisting of 1125 cases and 2393 regions of interest (ROIs) was used. Each ROI was labeled as cystic, benign, or malignant. Features were extracted from each ROI using pre-trained CNNs and used to train support vector machine (SVM) classifiers in the tasks of distinguishing non-malignant (benign+cystic) vs malignant lesions and benign vs malignant lesions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039249/intensive-care-utilization-and-outcomes-after-high-risk-surgery-in-scotland-a-population-based-cohort-study
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M A Gillies, E M Harrison, R M Pearse, S Garrioch, C Haddow, L Smyth, R Parks, T S Walsh, N I Lone
BACKGROUND: The optimal perioperative use of intensive care unit (ICU) resources is not yet defined. We sought to determine the effect of ICU admission on perioperative (30 day) and long-term mortality. METHODS: This was an observational study of all surgical patients in Scotland during 2005-7 followed up until 2012. Patient, operative, and care process factors were extracted. The primary outcome was perioperative mortality; secondary outcomes were 1 and 4 yr mortality...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002219/do-transcortical-screws-in-a-locking-plate-construct-improve-the-stiffness-in-the-fixation-of-vancouver-b1-periprosthetic-femur-fractures-a-biomechanical-analysis-of-2-different-plating-constructs
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Jasjit Lochab, Andrew Carrothers, Edwin Wong, Stewart McLachlin, Wassim Aldebeyan, Richard Jenkinson, Cari Whyne, Markku T Nousiainen
OBJECTIVES: This biomechanical study compared Vancouver B1 periprosthetic femur fractures fixed with either a locking plate and anterior allograft strut construct or an equivalent locking plate with locking attachment plates construct in paired cadaveric specimens. METHODS: After 9 pairs of cadaveric femora were implanted with a cemented primary total hip arthroplasty, an oblique osteotomy was created distal to the cement mantle. Femora underwent fixation with either: (1) a locking plate with anterior strut allograft (locking compression plating (LCP)-Allograft) or (2) a locking plate with 2 locking attachment plates (LAPs) (LCP-LAP)...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989939/high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-based-global-proteomic-analysis-of-probiotic-strains-lactobacillus-fermentum-ncdc-400-and-rs2
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Parijat Pragya, Gurjeet Kaur, Syed Azmal Ali, Shveta Bhatla, Preeti Rawat, Vaibhao Lule, Sudarshan Kumar, Ashok Kumar Mohanty, Pradip Behare
Lactobacillus fermentum strains NCDC 400 and RS2, previously isolated from dairy sources, exhibited excellent probiotic properties were studied for the global proteomic profile. A total of 1125 proteins were identified by a high-resolution mass spectrometer, ESI-qTOF (nano-LC-MS/MS) in the strains of L. fermentum. Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis resulted in 60.9% and 59.2% of the total proteins were functionally annotated for NCDC 400 and RS2 respectively. Simultaneously, a cluster of orthologous groups (COGs) and KEGG together revealed the presence of a significant number of proteins involved in transcription, translation, chaperones, peptidoglycan biosynthesis, nucleotide, amino acid and carbohydrate metabolism...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987347/integrated-analysis-reveals-candidate-mrna-and-their-potential-roles-in-uterine-leiomyomas
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Liping Xia, Yan Liu, Yan Fu, Shengyi Dongye, Dewei Wang
AIM: Uterine leiomyomas (UL) are the most common pelvic tumors, and the etiology and pathophysiology are not well understood. We aimed to elucidate the genes responsible for UL development. METHODS: Integrated analyses of four datasets of mRNA profiling for UL were performed. Functional annotation of differentially expressed genes (DEG) was used to systematically characterize the global expression profiles. The UL-specific protein-protein interaction network was constructed...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966235/toward-multispectral-imaging-with-colloidal-metasurface-pixels
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Jon W Stewart, Gleb M Akselrod, David R Smith, Maiken H Mikkelsen
Multispectral colloidal metasurfaces are fabricated that exhibit greater than 85% absorption and ≈100 nm linewidths by patterning film-coupled nanocubes in pixels using a fusion of bottom-up and top-down fabrication techniques over wafer-scale areas. With this technique, the authors realize a multispectral pixel array consisting of six resonances between 580 and 1125 nm and reconstruct an RGB image with 9261 color combinations.
December 14, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931571/incidence-of-diabetes-mellitus-after-kidney-transplantation-in-slovakia-multicentric-prospective-analysis
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L Dedinská, T Baltesová, Ĺ Beňa, M Čellár, P Galajda, M Chrastina, A Jurčina, L Kováčiková, L Laca, E Lacková, S Lauková Valachová, J Miklušica, J Rosenberger, M Sersenová, P Skalová, Z Žilinská, M Mokáň
BACKGROUND: The incidence rate of post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) after kidney transplantation (KT) is 5% to 40%. The objective of this analysis was to identify the risk factors of PTDM after KT in the Slovak Republic (SR). METHODS: In the group of 133 patients/non-diabetics, we identified the risk factors of PTDM in the monitored period of 12 months from transplantation. RESULTS: The incidence of PTDM in the SR in 2014 was 38.3%...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930331/concentrator-photovoltaic-module-architectures-with-capabilities-for-capture-and-conversion-of-full-global-solar-radiation
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Kyu-Tae Lee, Yuan Yao, Junwen He, Brent Fisher, Xing Sheng, Matthew Lumb, Lu Xu, Mikayla A Anderson, David Scheiman, Seungyong Han, Yongseon Kang, Abdurrahman Gumus, Rabab R Bahabry, Jung Woo Lee, Ungyu Paik, Noah D Bronstein, A Paul Alivisatos, Matthew Meitl, Scott Burroughs, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Jeong Chul Lee, Ralph G Nuzzo, John A Rogers
Emerging classes of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules reach efficiencies that are far greater than those of even the highest performance flat-plate PV technologies, with architectures that have the potential to provide the lowest cost of energy in locations with high direct normal irradiance (DNI). A disadvantage is their inability to effectively use diffuse sunlight, thereby constraining widespread geographic deployment and limiting performance even under the most favorable DNI conditions. This study introduces a module design that integrates capabilities in flat-plate PV directly with the most sophisticated CPV technologies, for capture of both direct and diffuse sunlight, thereby achieving efficiency in PV conversion of the global solar radiation...
December 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924009/public-understanding-of-cigarette-smoke-constituents-three-us-surveys
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Noel T Brewer, Jennifer C Morgan, Sabeeh A Baig, Jennifer R Mendel, Marcella H Boynton, Jessica K Pepper, M Justin Byron, Seth M Noar, Robert P Agans, Kurt M Ribisl
INTRODUCTION: The Tobacco Control Act requires public disclosure of information about toxic constituents in cigarette smoke. To inform these efforts, we studied public understanding of cigarette smoke constituents. METHODS: We conducted phone surveys with national probability samples of adolescents (n=1125) and adults (n=5014) and an internet survey with a convenience sample of adults (n=4137), all in the USA. We assessed understanding of cigarette smoke constituents in general and of 24 specific constituents...
December 6, 2016: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922893/craniofacial-fibrous-dysplasia-retrospective-study-on-the-relationship-between-the-tumor-volume-changes-and-the-circulating-serum-calcitonin-and-serum-alkaline-phosphatase
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Mohammed Ahmed Hussein, In Sik Yun, Bo Ok Kim, Yong Oock Kim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and calcitonin in the follow-up of tumor volume changes in patients with craniofacial fibrous dysplasia. METHODS: Twenty patients with isolated craniofacial fibrous dysplasia were included, who met our criteria for long-term follow-up. Three-dimensional computed tomography scans were obtained, and tumor segmentation was performed. The tumor volume was measured preoperatively, immediate postoperative and during long-term follow-up...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921071/validation-of-automatic-joint-space-width-measurements-in-hand-radiographs-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Olga Schenk, Yinghe Huo, Koen L Vincken, Mart A van de Laar, Ina H H Kuper, Kees C H Slump, Floris P J G Lafeber, Hein J Bernelot Moens
Computerized methods promise quick, objective, and sensitive tools to quantify progression of radiological damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Measurement of joint space width (JSW) in finger and wrist joints with these systems performed comparable to the Sharp-van der Heijde score (SHS). A next step toward clinical use, validation of precision and accuracy in hand joints with minimal damage, is described with a close scrutiny of sources of error. A recently developed system to measure metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints was validated in consecutive hand images of RA patients...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909430/bacterial-active-community-cycling-in-response-to-solar-radiation-and-their-influence-on-nutrient-changes-in-a-high-altitude-wetland
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Verónica Molina, Klaudia Hernández, Cristina Dorador, Yoanna Eissler, Martha Hengst, Vilma Pérez, Chris Harrod
Microbial communities inhabiting high-altitude spring ecosystems are subjected to extreme changes in solar irradiance and temperature throughout the diel cycle. Here, using 16S rRNA gene tag pyrosequencing (cDNA) we determined the composition of actively transcribing bacteria from spring waters experimentally exposed through the day (morning, noon, and afternoon) to variable levels of solar radiation and light quality, and evaluated their influence on nutrient recycling. Solar irradiance, temperature, and changes in nutrient dynamics were associated with changes in the active bacterial community structure, predominantly by Cyanobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, Proteobacteria, and 35 other Phyla, including the recently described Candidate Phyla Radiation (e...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908864/identification-of-candidate-genes-in-osteoporosis-by-integrated-microarray-analysis
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J J Li, B Q Wang, Q Fei, Y Yang, D Li
OBJECTIVES: In order to screen the altered gene expression profile in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with osteoporosis, we performed an integrated analysis of the online microarray studies of osteoporosis. METHODS: We searched the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database for microarray studies of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in patients with osteoporosis. Subsequently, we integrated gene expression data sets from multiple microarray studies to obtain differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between patients with osteoporosis and normal controls...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870858/first-report-of-the-occurrence-of-trichinella-specific-antibodies-in-domestic-pigs-in-central-and-eastern-uganda
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Kristina Roesel, Karsten Nöckler, Maximilian P O Baumann, Reinhard Fries, Michel M Dione, Peter-Henning Clausen, Delia Grace
Previous research on trichinellosis in Africa focused on isolating Trichinella from wildlife while the role of domestic pigs has remained highly under-researched. Pig keeping in Uganda is historically recent, and evidence on zoonotic pig diseases, including infection with Trichinella species, is scarce. A cross-sectional survey on Trichinella seroprevalence in pigs was conducted in three districts in Central and Eastern Uganda from April 2013 to January 2015. Serum from a random sample of 1125 pigs from 22 villages in Eastern and Central Uganda was examined to detect immunoglobulin G (IgG) against any Trichinella spp...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850762/1125-critical-care-observation-of-motor-activity-a-routine-bedside-exam-on-sicu-outcomes
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Sandra Muse, Colleen Arsenault, Tharusan Thevathasan, Annop Piriyapatsom, Karen Waak, Ulrich Schmidt, Matthias Eikermann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754249/os-35-09-long-term-outcome-of-surgically-and-medically-treated-patients-of-the-primary-aldosteronism-prevalence-in-hypertensives-papy-study
#17
Giuseppe Maiolino, Alberto Flego, Gian Paolo Rossi
OBJECTIVE: PA causes excess cardiovascular (CV) damage, but whether it worsens prognosis remained uncertain as there are no prospective studies. To compare long-term outcome of the 1125 patients recruited in the PAPY study. DESIGN AND METHOD: 11.2% of the PAPY study patients had PA: 6.4% idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA) received medical therapy; 4,8% aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) required adrenalectomy. Endpoints were total and CV mortality, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and total CV events...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692606/blood-supply-during-japan-s-1995-hanshin-awaji-earthquake
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Yoshihiro Fujimori, Yoshihiro Bouike, Kenneth Nollet, Hitoshi Miki
On January 17, 1995, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred in southern Hyogo Prefecture, a substantially urban area of Japan's main island, Honshu. Now known as the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, this disaster damaged or destroyed 639 686 houses and took 6434 lives. Within the disaster area, the Japanese Red Cross (JRC) Hyogo Blood Center had regional responsibilities for collecting, testing, processing, storing, and distributing blood components, including red blood cells (RBCs), fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and platelet concentrates (PLTs)...
October 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685996/attenuating-the-negative-impact-of-unemployment-the-interactive-effects-of-perceived-emotional-intelligence-and-well-being-on-suicide-risk
#19
Natalio Extremera, Lourdes Rey
A growing body of research has demonstrated that deficits in well-being may be related to increased suicide risk, but there is only a limited number of studies that have focused on specific protective factors that can serve as a buffer against suicidal ideation and behaviours. Given that unemployment may be a factor leading to increased risk for suicide, this study assessed whether perceived EI might be a potential moderator in the relationship between life satisfaction/happiness and suicidal behaviours in a relatively large sample of unemployed individuals...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643214/os-35-09-long-term-outcome-of-surgically-and-medically-treated-patients-of-the-primary-aldosteronism-prevalence-in-hypertensives-papy-study
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Giuseppe Maiolino, Alberto Flego, Gian Paolo Rossi
OBJECTIVE: PA causes excess cardiovascular (CV) damage, but whether it worsens prognosis remained uncertain as there are no prospective studies. To compare long-term outcome of the 1125 patients recruited in the PAPY study. DESIGN AND METHOD: 11.2% of the PAPY study patients had PA: 6.4% idiopathic hyperaldosteronism (IHA) received medical therapy; 4,8% aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) required adrenalectomy. Endpoints were total and CV mortality, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and total CV events...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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