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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738648/matrix-interference-evaluation-employing-gc-and-lc-coupled-to-triple-quadrupole-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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S Uclés, A Lozano, A Sosa, P Parrilla Vázquez, A Valverde, A R Fernández-Alba
Gas and liquid chromatography coupled to triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry are currently the most powerful tools employed for the routine analysis of pesticide residues in food control laboratories. However, whatever the multiresidue extraction method, there will be a residual matrix effect making it difficult to identify/quantify some specific compounds in certain cases. Two main effects stand out: (i) co-elution with isobaric matrix interferents, which can be a major drawback for unequivocal identification, and therefore false negative detections, and (ii) signal suppression/enhancement, commonly called the "matrix effect", which may cause serious problems including inaccurate quantitation, low analyte detectability and increased method uncertainty...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738016/eomesodermin-promotes-the-development-of-type-1-regulatory-t-tr1-cells
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Ping Zhang, Jason S Lee, Kate H Gartlan, Iona S Schuster, Iain Comerford, Antiopi Varelias, Md Ashik Ullah, Slavica Vuckovic, Motoko Koyama, Rachel D Kuns, Kelly R Locke, Kirrilee J Beckett, Stuart D Olver, Luke D Samson, Marcela Montes de Oca, Fabian de Labastida Rivera, Andrew D Clouston, Gabrielle T Belz, Bruce R Blazar, Kelli P MacDonald, Shaun R McColl, Ranjeny Thomas, Christian R Engwerda, Mariapia A Degli-Esposti, Axel Kallies, Siok-Keen Tey, Geoffrey R Hill
Type 1 regulatory T (TR1) cells are Foxp3(-) interleukin-10 (IL-10)-producing CD4(+) T cells with potent immunosuppressive properties, but their requirements for lineage development have remained elusive. We show that TR1 cells constitute the most abundant regulatory population after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), express the transcription factor Eomesodermin (Eomes), and are critical for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease. We demonstrate that Eomes is required for TR1 cell differentiation, during which it acts in concert with the transcription factor B lymphocyte-induced maturation protein-1 (Blimp-1) by transcriptionally activating IL-10 expression and repressing differentiation into other T helper cell lineages...
April 7, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737585/biomarkers-in-sports-and-exercise-tracking-health-performance-and-recovery-in-athletes
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Elaine C Lee, Maren S Fragala, Stavros A Kavouras, Robin M Queen, J Luke Pryor, Douglas J Casa
Biomarker discovery and validation is a critical aim of the medical and scientific community. Research into exercise and diet-related biomarkers aims to improve health, performance, and recovery in military personnel, athletes, and lay-persons. Exercise physiology research has identified individual biomarkers for assessing health, performance, and recovery during exercise training. However, there are few recommendations for biomarker panels for tracking changes in individuals participating in physical activity and exercise training programs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737451/long-term-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-nissen-versus-toupet-fundoplication-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#4
Rebecca L Gunter, Amber L Shada, Luke M Funk, Xing Wang, Jacob A Greenberg, Anne O Lidor
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic fundoplication is the gold standard treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) refractory to medical management. Although many studies have compared Nissen fundoplication (NF) to Toupet fundoplication (TF), it is unclear which operation provides the best long-term reflux control. The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes after NF versus TF. METHODS: Clinical data from our single academic institutional foregut database were used to identify patients who underwent NF or TF (June 2010 to May 2016)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737172/selective-production-of-arenes-via-direct-lignin-upgrading-over-a-niobium-based-catalyst
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Yi Shao, Qineng Xia, Lin Dong, Xiaohui Liu, Xue Han, Stewart F Parker, Yongqiang Cheng, Luke L Daemen, Anibal J Ramirez-Cuesta, Sihai Yang, Yanqin Wang
Lignin is the only large-volume renewable source of aromatic chemicals. Efficient depolymerization and deoxygenation of lignin while retaining the aromatic functionality are attractive but extremely challenging. Here we report the selective production of arenes via direct hydrodeoxygenation of organosolv lignin over a porous Ru/Nb2O5 catalyst that enabled the complete removal of the oxygen content from lignin. The conversion of birch lignin to monomer C7-C9 hydrocarbons is nearly quantitative based on its monomer content, with a total mass yield of 35...
July 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736903/a-retrospective-analysis-of-impella-use-in-all-comers-1-year-outcomes
#6
Mohamad Lazkani, Shishir Murarka, Akihiro Kobayashi, Luke Seibolt, Tae Yang, Ashish Pershad
BACKGROUND: There are non-randomized data about the benefits of Impella use in the setting of cardiogenic shock. However, limited data exist to help guide clinicians about whether in the context of the intervention the device should be implanted early or late; how long the device should stay in; and how the mode of explant should be. METHODS: This is a retrospective, single center registry over 5 years comparing in-hospital outcomes and 1 year mortality in an all-comers in patients who had the Impella device placed early versus those who had the device placed late as a bailout...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736646/sarcopenia-related-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-perioperative-outcomes-in-resected-gastric-cancer-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Katelin A Mirkin, Franklyn E Luke, Alexandra Gangi, Jose M Pimiento, Daniel Jeong, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Joyce Wong
BACKGROUND: This study's objective was to evaluate the change in sarcopenia score following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and to correlate both sarcopenia and change in score with perioperative outcomes in patients with advanced resected gastric cancer. METHODS: Multi-institutional analysis of patients with gastric cancer who underwent NAC and resection from 2000-2015 was performed. Demographic and perioperative data were included. Sarcopenia score was defined as CT measurement of total psoas muscle at L3, stratified by height (m)...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736205/developmental-and-extrahepatic-physiological-functions-of-srebp-pathway-genes-in-mice
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REVIEW
Luke J Engelking, Mary Jo Cantoria, Yanchao Xu, Guosheng Liang
Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs), master transcriptional regulators of cholesterol and fatty acid synthesis, have been found to contribute to a diverse array of cellular processes. In this review, we focus on genetically engineered mice in which the activities of six components of the SREBP gene pathway, namely SREBP-1, SREBP-2, Scap, Insig-1, Insig-2, or Site-1 protease have been altered through gene knockout or transgenic approaches. In addition to the expected impacts on lipid metabolism, manipulation of these genes in mice is found to affect a wide array of developmental and physiologic processes ranging from interferon signaling in macrophages to synaptic transmission in the brain...
July 20, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735931/midterm-follow-up-of-ureteral-embolization-using-vascular-plugs-and-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-glue
#9
Timothy Huber, Luke R Wilkins, Saher Sabri, Auh Whan Park, James R Stone, John F Angle, Wael E Saad, Alan H Matsumoto
This is a retrospective study of 9 consecutive female patients who underwent ureteral embolization via a "sandwich" technique with two vascular plugs and N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue for ureteral fistulae unresponsive to urinary diversion. Average age was 61 years (range, 39-77 y), average duration of diversion was 48 days (range, 2-120 d), and average follow-up was 11 months (range, 4-23 mo). Seven patients (78%) experienced immediate resolution of urinary leakage, and the other 2 (22%) required unilateral repeat treatment for resolution of leakage...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734815/progressive-macula-vessel-density-loss-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-a-longitudinal-study
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Takuhei Shoji, Linda M Zangwill, Tadamichi Akagi, Luke J Saunders, Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Rafaella C Penteado, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To characterize the rate of macula vessel density loss in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), glaucoma suspect, and healthy eyes. DESIGN: Longitudinal, observational cohort from the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study. METHODS: One hundred eyes (32 POAG, 30 glaucoma suspect and 38 healthy) followed for at least one year with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) imaging on at least two visits were included. Vessel density was calculated in the macula superficial layer...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734464/double-chambered-right-ventricle-in-a-49-year-old-man
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D Luke Glancy, Frederick R Helmcke
Most patients with double-chambered right ventricles are diagnosed in childhood, but some escape definitive diagnosis until adulthood, as was the case in the patient described here.
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732138/involving-citizens-in-priority-setting-for-public-health-research-implementation-in-infection-research
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Timothy M Rawson, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Esmita Charani, Fran Husson, Luke S P Moore, Alison H Holmes, Raheelah Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Public sources fund the majority of UK infection research, but citizens currently have no formal role in resource allocation. To explore the feasibility and willingness of citizens to engage in strategic decision making, we developed and tested a practical tool to capture public priorities for research. METHOD: A scenario including six infection themes for funding was developed to assess citizen priorities for research funding. This was tested over two days at a university public festival...
July 21, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732038/analysis-of-patient-data-from-laboratories-during-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-liberia-april-2014-to-march-2015
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Yuki Furuse, Mosoka Fallah, Hitoshi Oshitani, Ling Kituyi, Nuha Mahmoud, Emmanuel Musa, Alex Gasasira, Tolbert Nyenswah, Bernice Dahn, Luke Bawo
An outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia began in March 2014 and ended in January 2016. Epidemiological information on the EVD cases was collected and managed nationally; however, collection and management of the data were challenging at the time because surveillance and reporting systems malfunctioned during the outbreak. EVD diagnostic laboratories, however, were able to register basic demographic and clinical information of patients more systematically. Here we present data on 16,370 laboratory samples that were tested between April 4, 2014 and March 29, 2015...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731829/pattern-and-process-in-the-comparative-study-of-convergent-evolution
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D Luke Mahler, Marjorie G Weber, Catherine E Wagner, Travis Ingram
Understanding processes that have shaped broad-scale biodiversity patterns is a fundamental goal in evolutionary biology. The development of phylogenetic comparative methods has yielded a tool kit for analyzing contemporary patterns by explicitly modeling processes of change in the past, providing neontologists tools for asking questions previously accessible only for select taxa via the fossil record or laboratory experimentation. The comparative approach, however, differs operationally from alternative approaches to studying convergence in that, for studies of only extant species, convergence must be inferred using evolutionary process models rather than being directly measured...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731793/phylogeny-traits-and-biodiversity-of-a-neotropical-bat-assemblage-close-relatives-show-similar-responses-to-local-deforestation
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Hannah K Frank, Luke O Frishkoff, Chase D Mendenhall, Gretchen C Daily, Elizabeth A Hadly
If species' evolutionary pasts predetermine their responses to evolutionarily novel stressors, then phylogeny could predict species survival in an increasingly human-dominated world. To understand the role of phylogenetic relatedness in structuring responses to rapid environmental change, we focused on assemblages of Neotropical bats, an ecologically diverse and functionally important group. We examined how taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity shift between tropical forest and farmland. We then explored the importance of evolutionary history by ascertaining whether close relatives share similar responses to environmental change and which species traits might mediate these trends...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730921/kinematic-repeatability-of-a-multi-segment-foot-model-for-dance
#16
Sarah L Carter, Nahoko Sato, Luke S Hopper
The purpose of this study was to determine the intra and inter-assessor repeatability of a modified Rizzoli Foot Model for analysing the foot kinematics of ballet dancers. Six university-level ballet dancers performed the movements; parallel stance, turnout plié, turnout stance, turnout rise and flex-point-flex. The three-dimensional (3D) position of individual reflective markers and marker triads was used to model the movement of the dancers' tibia, entire foot, hindfoot, midfoot, forefoot and hallux. Intra and inter-assessor reliability demonstrated excellent (ICC ≥ 0...
July 21, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729049/quantification-of-metastatic-load-in-a-syngeneic-murine-model-of-metastasis
#17
Luke J Taus, Roberto E Flores, Thomas N Seyfried
Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is an established method for evaluating metastatic load in preclinical cancer models; however, BLI can produce observational error due to differences in substrate concentration and signal depth. In our syngeneic murine model of metastasis (VM-M3), we used a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method of DNA quantification to bypass these limitations. Liver, spleen, and brain from VM/Dk (VM) mice bearing VM-M3 tumor cells were first imaged ex vivo with BLI. qPCR quantification of tumor cell DNA was then performed on DNA extracted from these organs...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728996/conditions-for-success-of-engineered-underdominance-gene-drive-systems
#18
Matthew P Edgington, Luke S Alphey
Engineered underdominance is one of a number of different gene drive strategies that have been proposed for the genetic control of insect vectors of disease. Here we model a two-locus engineered underdominance based gene drive system that is based on the concept of mutually suppressing lethals. In such a system two genetic constructs are introduced, each possessing a lethal element and a suppressor of the lethal at the other locus. Specifically, we formulate and analyse a population genetics model of this system to assess when different combinations of release strategies (i...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728745/early-readmissions-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
#19
Chun Shing Kwok, Chun Wai Wong, Hannah Shufflebotham, Luke Brindley, Tamseel Fatima, Adrian Shufflebotham, Diane Barker, Ashish Pawala, Grant Heatlie, Mamas A Mamas
This study aims to evaluate the rate, predictors, and causes of 30-day readmissions in a single tertiary hospital in the United Kingdom. We conducted a retrospective study of all patients admitted between 2012 and 2014 with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, who were in the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project register. Data on patient demographics, comorbidities, care received, and in-hospital mortality were collected. Rates of 30-day readmission and causes of readmission were evaluated. Univariate and multiple logistic regressions were used to identify predictors of all-cause, cardiac, and noncardiac readmission...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728602/robot-assisted-training-for-the-upper-limb-after-stroke-ratuls-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Helen Rodgers, Lisa Shaw, Helen Bosomworth, Lydia Aird, Natasha Alvarado, Sreeman Andole, David L Cohen, Jesse Dawson, Janet Eyre, Tracy Finch, Gary A Ford, Jennifer Hislop, Steven Hogg, Denise Howel, Niall Hughes, Hermano Igo Krebs, Christopher Price, Lynn Rochester, Elaine Stamp, Laura Ternent, Duncan Turner, Luke Vale, Elizabeth Warburton, Frederike van Wijck, Scott Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Loss of arm function is a common and distressing consequence of stroke. We describe the protocol for a pragmatic, multicentre randomised controlled trial to determine whether robot-assisted training improves upper limb function following stroke. METHODS/DESIGN: Study design: a pragmatic, three-arm, multicentre randomised controlled trial, economic analysis and process evaluation. SETTING: NHS stroke services. PARTICIPANTS: adults with acute or chronic first-ever stroke (1 week to 5 years post stroke) causing moderate to severe upper limb functional limitation...
July 20, 2017: Trials
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