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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538831/effects-of-laryngeal-manual-therapy-lmt-and-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-in-vocal-folds-diadochokinesis-of-dysphonic-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Larissa Thaís Donalonso Siqueira, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Christiano Giácomo Carneiro, Mara Behlau
Purpose: To verify and compare the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and laryngeal manual therapy (LMT) on laryngeal diadochokinesis (DDK) of dysphonic women. Methods: Twenty women with bilateral vocal nodules participated and were equally divided into: LMT Group - LMT application; TENS Group - TENS application; both groups received 12 sessions of treatment, twice a week, with a duration of 20 minutes each, applied by the same therapist...
May 15, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538644/validation-of-a-clinical-trial-composite-endpoint-for-patients-with-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Eileen M Bulger, Addison May, Wayne Dankner, Greg Maislin, Bryce Robinson, Anat Shirvan
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to develop and validate a composite endpoint for patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) that incorporates: local tissue injury, systemic organ dysfunction, and mortality. METHODS: The Necrotizing Infection Clinical Composite Endpoint (NICCE) was defined as follows:(i) Alive at day 28 (ii) ≤3 debridements prior to day 14 (iii) No amputation beyond first debridement (iv) Modified SOFA score (mSOFA) at day 14 ≤1. To be considered a success, all individual criteria must be met...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538394/123i-ioflupane-brain-spect-and-123i-mibg-cardiac-planar-scintigraphy-combined-use-in-uncertain-parkinsonian-disorders
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Susanna Nuvoli, Angela Spanu, Maria Rita Piras, Antonio Nieddu, Aldo Mulas, Gaia Rocchitta, Grazia Galleri, Pier Andrea Serra, Giuseppe Madeddu
We evaluated the clinical usefulness of the combined use of I-ioflupane brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) cardiac scintigraphy in discriminating uncertain parkinsonism with vascular lesions in striatal nuclei at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Forty-three consecutive patients with uncertain parkinsonism and vascular lesions at MRI in striatal nuclei were retrospectively evaluated; the uncertain differential diagnosis was between Parkinson's disease and vascular parkinsonism (PD/VP) in 22 patients, between PD and other neurodegenerative parkinsonism (PD/PS) in 11 patients and between Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer disease (LBD/AD) in the remaining 10 cases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537998/lactate-and-microcirculation-as-suitable-targets-for-hemodynamic-optimization-in-resuscitation-of-circulatory-shock
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Michael E Kiyatkin, Jan Bakker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A discussion of recent research exploring the feasibility of perfusion-guided resuscitation of acute circulatory failure with a focus on lactate and microcirculation. RECENT FINDINGS: Upon diagnosis of shock, hyperlactemia is associated with poor outcome and, under appropriate clinical circumstances, may reflect inadequate tissue perfusion. Persistent hyperlactemia despite resuscitation is even more strongly correlated with morbidity and mortality...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535507/cardiac-cell-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-from-mouse-studies
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Cajetan Immanuel Lang, Markus Wolfien, Anne Langenbach, Paula Müller, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Arash Yavari, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff, Bernd Joachim Krause, Robert David, Änne Glass
AIMS: Stem cell-based regenerative therapies for the treatment of ischemic myocardium are currently a subject of intensive investigation. A variety of cell populations have been demonstrated to be safe and to exert some positive effects in human Phase I and II clinical trials, however conclusive evidence of efficacy is still lacking. While the relevance of animal models for appropriate pre-clinical safety and efficacy testing with regard to application in Phase III studies continues to increase, concerns have been expressed regarding the validity of the mouse model to predict clinical results...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535461/raman-spectroscopic-study-of-cyclohexane-at-pressures-below-1000mpa
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Erwei Qiao, Haifei Zheng
At present, the room temperature freezing pressure of cyclohexane is still uncertain, and the phase transition pressure of solid I - solid III is not reliable at ambient temperature. In this work, we have performed a Raman spectroscopic study of cyclohexane in a Moissanite anvil cell at pressures below 1000MPa at 25°C, and analyzed the characteristic of Raman brands νs(CH2), νas(CH2) and νb(Ring). Two phase transition pressures 80MPa and 550MPa were determined by a quartz pressure gauge, and they are the room temperature freezing pressure of cyclohexane and the phase transition pressure of solid I to solid III, respectively...
May 16, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535452/highly-sensitive-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-simultaneous-estimation-of-propafenone-and-its-metabolites-5-hydroxypropafenone-and-n-depropylpropafenone-on-human-dried-blood-spots-technique-and-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Adinarayana Andy, Raja Reddy Kallem, Ramesh Mullangi, Divya Andy, J V L N Seshagiri Rao
A highly sensitive, rapid and selective UHPLC-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for quantification of the propafenone (PF), 5-hydroxypropafenone (5-OHPF) and N-depropylpropafenone (N-DPF) on human dried blood spot (DBS). The assay procedure involves a solid-liquid extraction of PF, 5-OHPF and N-DPF and amlodipine (internal standard, I.S.) from dried human DBS cards using water and acetonitrile. The chromatographic resolution was achieved on a BEH C18 column using a gradient mobile phase consisting of 0...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535438/determination-of-edoxaban-equivalent-concentrations-in-human-plasma-by-an-automated-anti-factor-xa-chromogenic-assay
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Ling He, Jarema Kochan, Min Lin, Alexander Vandell, Karen Brown, Francois Depasse
INTRODUCTION: This phase I, open-label, multiple-dose, two-treatment study assessed the relationship between edoxaban equivalent concentration derived from an anti-FXa assay with the summed concentration of edoxaban and its active metabolite, M-4, as assessed by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). This study also assessed the relationship between edoxaban plasma concentrations assessed by LC/MS/MS in sodium citrate and lithium heparin tubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers were randomized to receive once-daily edoxaban 60mg or 90mg for 5days (15 participants per treatment group)...
May 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535410/effect-of-enzyme-inhibition-on-perampanel-pharmacokinetics-why-study-design-matters
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Barry E Gidal, Rama Maganti, Antonio Laurenza, Haichen Yang, David A Verbel, Edgar Schuck, Jim Ferry
OBJECTIVES: Perampanel, a selective, noncompetitive AMPA receptor antagonist, is indicated as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial seizures with or without secondarily generalized seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients with epilepsy aged 12years and older. In vitro studies and Phase I trials indicate that perampanel is metabolized almost exclusively by CYP3A, with an elimination half-life (t1/2) averaging approximately 105h. Understanding of pharmacokinetic (PK) interactions-enzyme inhibition or induction-and anticipating their occurrence are important for management of patients with epilepsy...
April 26, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535181/everolimus-with-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-as-first-line-treatment-for-metastatic-large-cell-neuroendocrine-lung-carcinoma-a-multicenter-phase-ii-trial
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P Christopoulos, W Engel-Riedel, C Grohé, C Kropf-Sanchen, J von Pawel, S Gütz, J Kollmeier, W Eberhardt, D Ukena, V Baum, I Nimmrich, C Sieder, P A Schnabel, M Serke, M Thomas
Background: Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung (LCNEC) is a rare disease with poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Neuroendocrine tumors frequently show overactivation of the mTOR pathway. Based on the good activity of the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in different types of neuroendocrine tumors and the results of a previous phase I trial we evaluated the efficacy and safety of everolimus in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel as upfront treatment for patients with advanced LCNEC...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535059/room-temperature-inp-inasp-quantum-discs-in-nanowire-infrared-photodetectors
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Mohammad Karimi, Vishal Jain, Magnus Heurlin, Ali Nowzari, Laiq Hussain, David Lindgren, Jan Eric Stehr, Irina A Buyanova, Anders Gustafsson, Lars Samuelson, Magnus T Borgström, Håkan Jan Pettersson
The possibility to engineer nanowire heterostructures with large bandgap variations is particularly interesting for technologically important broadband photodetector applications. Here we report on a combined study of design, fabrication and optoelectronic properties of infrared photodetectors comprising 4 million n+-i-n+ InP nanowires periodically ordered in arrays. The nanowires were grown by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy on InP substrates, with either a single or 20 InAsP quantum discs embedded in the i-segment...
May 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534769/a-systematic-investigation-of-lateral-estimation-using-various-interpolation-approaches-in-conventional-ultrasound-imaging
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Zhi Liu, Chengwu Huang, Jianwen Luo
Accurate lateral displacement and strain estimat- ion is critical for some applications of elasticity imaging. Typically, motion estimation in the lateral direction is challenging because of low sampling frequency and lack of phase information in conventional ultrasound imaging. Several approaches have been proposed to improve the performance of lateral estimation, such as lateral interpolation on the RF signals (Interp_RF), lateral interpolation on the cross-correlation function (Interp_CCF) and lateral interpolation on both the RF signals and cross-correlation function (Interp_Both)...
May 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534561/dielectrophoretic-assembly-of-liquid-phase-exfoliated-tis3-nanoribbons-for-photodetecting-applications
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R Frisenda, E Giovanelli, P Mishra, P Gant, E Flores, C Sánchez, J R Ares, D Perez de Lara, I J Ferrer, E M Pérez, A Castellanos-Gomez
Liquid-phase exfoliation is a technique capable of producing large quantities of two-dimensional materials in suspension. Despite many efforts in the optimization of the exfoliation process itself, not much has been done towards the integration of liquid-phase-exfoliated materials in working solid-state devices. In this article, we use dielectrophoresis to direct the assembly of liquid-phase-exfoliated TiS3 nanoribbons between two gold electrodes to produce photodetectors working in the visible region. Through electrical and optical measurements we characterize the responsivity of the device and we find values as large as 3...
May 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534475/strain-engineering-of-monoclinic-domains-in-k-x-na1-x-nbo3-epitaxial-layers-a-pathway-to-enhanced-piezoelectric-properties
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Martin Schmidbauer, Dorothee Braun, Toni Markurt, Michael Hanke, Jutta Schwarzkopf
A novel concept to obtain a ferroelectric material with enhanced piezoelectric properties is proposed. This approach is based on the combination of two pathways: (i) the evolution of a ferroelectric monoclinic phase and, (ii) the coexistence of different types of ferroelectric domains leading to polarization discontinuities at the domain walls. Each of these pathways enables polarization rotation in the material which is responsible for giant piezoelectricity. Targeted incorporation of anisotropic epitaxial lattice strain is used to implement this approach...
May 23, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534423/evaluating-non-technical-skills-and-mission-essential-competencies-of-pilots-in-military-aviation-environments
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Emmanuel Tsifetakis, Tom Kontogiannis
To develop and validate a classification of non-technical skills (NTS) in military aviation, a study was conducted, using data from real operations of F16 aircraft formations. Phase 1 developed a NTS classification based on the literature review (e.g., NOTECHS) and a workshop with pilots. The Non-TEChnical-MILitary-Skills (NOTEMILS) scheme was tested in Phase 2 in a series of Principal Component Analysis with data from After-Action-Review sessions (i.e., 900 records from a wide range of operations). The NTS were found to make a good prediction of Mission Essential Components (R square > 0,80) above the effect of experience...
May 23, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533443/fhr-1-binds-to-c-reactive-protein-and-enhances-rather-than-inhibits-complement-activation
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Ádám I Csincsi, Zsóka Szabó, Zsófia Bánlaki, Barbara Uzonyi, Marcell Cserhalmi, Éva Kárpáti, Agustín Tortajada, Joseph J E Caesar, Zoltán Prohászka, T Sakari Jokiranta, Susan M Lea, Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba, Mihály Józsi
Factor H-related protein (FHR) 1 is one of the five human FHRs that share sequence and structural homology with the alternative pathway complement inhibitor FH. Genetic studies on disease associations and functional analyses indicate that FHR-1 enhances complement activation by competitive inhibition of FH binding to some surfaces and immune proteins. We have recently shown that FHR-1 binds to pentraxin 3. In this study, our aim was to investigate whether FHR-1 binds to another pentraxin, C-reactive protein (CRP), analyze the functional relevance of this interaction, and study the role of FHR-1 in complement activation and regulation...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533209/rationale-and-design-of-a-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-intracoronary-infusion-of-allogeneic-human-cardiac-stem-cells-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction-the-randomized-multicenter-double-blind
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Ricardo Sanz-Ruiz, Ana Casado Plasencia, Luis R Borlado, María Eugenia Fernández-Santos, Reem Al-Daccak, Piet Claus, Itziar Palacios, Rafael Sádaba, Dominique Charron, Jan Bogaert, Miguel Mulet, Raquel Yotti, Inmaculada Gilaberte, Antonio Bernad, Javier Bermejo, Stefan Janssens, Francisco Fernández-Avilés
Rationale: Stem cell therapy has increased the therapeutic armamentarium in the fight against ischemic heart disease and heart failure (HF). The administration of exogenous stem cells has been investigated in patients suffering an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with the final aim of salvaging jeopardized myocardium and preventing left ventricular adverse remodeling and functional deterioration. However, phase I and II clinical trials with autologous and "first-generation" stem cells have yielded inconsistent benefits and mixed results...
May 22, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533145/effects-of-hydroxy-xanthones-on-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine-lipid-bilayers-a-theoretical-and-experimental-study
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M B Sierra, L Alarcón, D Gerbino, V I Pedroni, F E Buffo, M A Morini
Xanthones and derivatives are natural active compounds whose interest has been increased due to its several pharmacological effects. In this work, effects of hydroxy-xanthones on the physicochemical properties of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) liposomes have been investigated in terms of lipid bilayer fluidity, by means of molecular dynamics simulations and temperature dependence of zeta potential studies. Experimental results predict, in good agreement with simulations, that xanthones are able to be incorporated into DPPC liposomes with certain localization, fluidizing the bilayer...
May 19, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532450/lps-induced-systemic-inflammation-reveals-an-immunomodulatory-role-for-the-prion-protein-at-the-blood-brain-interface
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Ø Salvesen, M R Reiten, A Espenes, M K Bakkebø, M A Tranulis, C Ersdal
BACKGROUND: The cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) is an evolutionary conserved protein abundantly expressed not only in the central nervous system but also peripherally including the immune system. A line of Norwegian dairy goats naturally devoid of PrP(C) (PRNP (Ter/Ter)) provides a novel model for studying PrP(C) physiology. METHODS: In order to explore putative roles for PrP(C) in acute inflammatory responses, we performed a lipopolysaccharide (LPS, Escherichia coli O26:B6) challenge of 16 goats (8 PRNP (+/+) and 8 PRNP (Ter/Ter)) and included 10 saline-treated controls (5 of each PRNP genotype)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532202/experiences-of-establishing-an-academic-early-phase-clinical-trials-unit
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Sarah R Brown, Debbie Sherratt, Gill Booth, Julia Brown, Fiona Collinson, Walter Gregory, Louise Flanagan
BACKGROUND: Early phase trials are essential in drug development, determining appropriate dose levels and assessing preliminary activity. These trials are undertaken by industry and academia, with increasing collaborations between the two. There is pressure to perform these trials quickly, safely, and robustly. However, there are inherent differences between developing and managing early phase, compared to late phase, drug trials. This article describes an approach to establishing an academically led early phase trial portfolio, highlighting lessons learned and sharing experiences...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
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