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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922490/risk-factors-for-football-injuries-in-young-players-aged-7-to-12-years
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Roland Rössler, Astrid Junge, Jiri Chomiak, Karel Němec, Jiri Dvorak, Eric Lichtenstein, Oliver Faude
OBJECTIVES: Football (soccer) is very popular amongst children. Little is known about risk factors for football injuries in children. The aim was to analyse potential injury risk factors in 7 to 12 year old players. DESIGN: Prospective epidemiological study. METHODS: We collected prospective data in Switzerland and the Czech Republic over two seasons. Coaches reported exposure of players (in hours), absence, and injury data via an internet-based registration system...
September 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922404/eco-epidemiological-analysis-of-rickettsial-seropositivity-in-rural-areas-of-colombia-a-multilevel-approach
#2
Juan C Quintero V, Luis E Paternina T, Alexander Uribe Y, Carlos Muskus, Marylin Hidalgo, Juliana Gil, Astrid Vanessa Cienfuegos G, Lisardo Osorio Q, Carlos Rojas A
Rickettsiosis is a re-emergent infectious disease without epidemiological surveillance in Colombia. This disease is generally undiagnosed and several deadly outbreaks have been reported in the country in the last decade. The aim of this study is to analyze the eco-epidemiological aspects of rickettsial seropositivity in rural areas of Colombia where outbreaks of the disease were previously reported. A cross-sectional study, which included 597 people living in 246 households from nine hamlets in two municipalities of Colombia, was conducted from November 2015 to January 2016...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922051/effect-of-hospital-simulation-tutorials-on-nursing-and-pharmacy-student-perception-of-interprofessional-collaboration-findings-from-a-pilot-study
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Paulina Stehlik, Astrid Frotjold, Carl R Schneider
Interprofessional learning (IPL) during formal training enables interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in the workforce; however, on-campus IPL opportunities are seldom incorporated into curricula. We describe the development and implementation of two hospital simulation tutorials between nursing and pharmacy students. Students were required to provide "usual care" to a simulated patient at admission and discharge. A pre-post survey design was used to evaluate changes in Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS) score and student perceived educational value of the tutorials...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921524/karyotype-variation-of-cho-host-cell-lines-over-time-in-culture-characterized-by-chromosome-counting-and-chromosome-painting
#4
Sabine Vcelar, Vaibhav Jadhav, Michael Melcher, Norbert Auer, Astrid Hrdina, Rebecca Sagmeister, Kelley Heffner, Anja Puklowski, Michael Betenbaugh, Till Wenger, Friedrich Leisch, Martina Baumann, Nicole Borth
Genomic rearrangements are a common phenomenon in rapidly growing cell lines such as Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, a feature that in the context of production of biologics may lead to cell line and product instability. Few methods exist to assess such genome wide instability. Here we use the population distribution of chromosome numbers per cell as well as chromosome painting to quantify the karyotypic variation in several CHO host cell lines. CHO-S, CHO-K1 8mM glutamine and CHO-K1 cells adapted to grow in media containing no glutamine were analyzed over up to 6 months in culture...
September 16, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919766/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-somatic-symptom-disorders-in-later-life-a-prospective-comparative-explorative-pilot-study-in-two-clinical-populations
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Michelle Jh Verdurmen, Arjan C Videler, Astrid M Kamperman, David Khasho, Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with somatic symptom disorder (SSD) put a great burden on the health care delivery system. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in adults with SSD. However, no studies have been conducted yet into CBT for SSD in later life. OBJECTIVES: We explored the feasibility of CBT for SSD in the elderly. METHODS: This is a prospective pilot study comparing two outpatient specialty mental health settings for adults (<60 years; n=13) and for elderly patients (≥60 years; n=9) with SSD...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918310/effect-of-eplerenone-on-markers-of-bone-turnover-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-the-randomized-placebo-controlled-epath-trial
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Nicolas Verheyen, Martin R Grübler, Andreas Meinitzer, Christian Trummer, Verena Schwetz, Karin Amrein, Hans P Dimai, Winfried März, Cristiana Catena, Dirk von Lewinski, Jakob Voelkl, Ioana Alesutan, Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer, Helmut Brussee, Stefan Pilz, Andreas Tomaschitz
Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonism may affect bone turnover via direct and indirect pathways involving parathyroid hormone, but randomized controlled trials are lacking. In a pre-specified analysis of the "Eplerenone in primary hyperparathyroidism" placebo-controlled, randomized trial (ISRCTN 33941607), effects of eight weeks MR-blockade with eplerenone on bone turnover markers in 97 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism were tested. Mean age was 67.5±9.5years, and 76 (78.4%) were females. In analysis of covariance with adjustment for baseline values, eplerenone had no significant effect on isoform 5b of the tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), beta-crosslaps, N-terminal propeptide of procollagen type 1 (P1NP), osteocalcin and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase...
September 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917609/contribution-to-mentorship-and-promoting-women-in-science
#7
Cindy L Ehlers, Michele L Pergadia, Astrid K Stoker, Styliani Vlachou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913528/dna-protection-by-ectoine-from-ionizing-radiation-molecular-mechanisms
#8
Marc Benjamin Hahn, Susann Meyer, Maria-Astrid Schröter, Hans-Jörg Kunte, Tihomir Solomun, Heinz Sturm
Ectoine, a compatible solute and osmolyte, is known to be an effective protectant of biomolecules and whole cells against heating, freezing and extreme salinity. Protection of cells (human keratinocytes) by ectoine against ultraviolet radiation has also been reported by various authors, although the underlying mechanism is not yet understood. We present the first electron irradiation of DNA in a fully aqueous environment in the presence of ectoine and at high salt concentrations. The results demonstrate effective protection of DNA by ectoine against the induction of single-strand breaks by ionizing radiation...
September 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912696/swing-boat-inducing-and-recording-locomotor-activity-in-a-drosophila-melanogaster-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Johannes Berlandi, Fang-Ju Lin, Oliver Ambrée, Dirk Rieger, Werner Paulus, Astrid Jeibmann
Recent studies indicate that physical activity can slow down progression of neurodegeneration in humans. To date, automated ways to induce activity have been predominantly described in rodent models. To study the impact of activity on behavior and survival in adult Drosophila melanogaster, we aimed to develop a rotating tube device "swing boat" which is capable of monitoring activity and sleep patterns as well as survival rates of flies. For the purpose of a first application, we tested our device on a transgenic fly model of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911153/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-a-sex-dependent-predictor-of-aggressiveness-in-nonfunctioning-pituitary-adenomas-sstr-and-sex-hormone-receptor-distribution-in-nfpa
#10
Kristin Astrid Øystese, Olivera Casar-Borota, Kjersti Ringvoll Normann, Manuela Zucknick, Jens Petter Berg, Jens Bollerslev
Context: Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are fairly common and require a multidisciplinary approach. Reliable markers of a clinically aggressive course are lacking. Medical treatment is not available, and transsphenoidal surgery is the preferred primary treatment. Objective: We aimed to characterize the somatostatin, estrogen, and progesterone receptor distribution for NFPAs and compare it with factors of tumor aggressiveness. Design: Tumor samples for immunohistochemistry (n = 145) and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (n = 106) analyses of somatostatin receptor (SSTR) 1, SSTR2, SSTR3, SSTR5, estrogen receptor α (ERα), and progesterone receptor (PR) were measured by immunoreactive score (IRS) and messenger RNA relative quantity and retrospectively compared with variables of aggressiveness...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906294/fecal-calprotectin-in-pregnancy
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Astrid-Jane Greenup, Greg Rosenfeld, Yvette Leung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905955/a-low-cost-large-field-of-view-scanning-ion-conductance-microscope-for-studying-nanoparticle-cell-membrane-interactions
#12
Astrid Gesper, Philipp Hagemann, Patrick Happel
Nanoparticles have the potential to become versatile tools in the medical and life sciences. One potential application is delivering drugs or other compounds to the cell cytoplasm, which requires the nanoparticles to bind to or cross the cell membrane. However, there are only a few tools available which allow studying the interaction of nanoparticles and the cell membrane of living cells in a physiological environment. Currently, the tool which least biases living cells is Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM)...
September 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903187/comparative-physiochemical-analysis-of-hydrophobins-produced-in-escherichia-coli-and-pichia-pastoris
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Agnes Przylucka, Gunseli Bayram Akcapinar, Klaus Bonazza, Thiago M Mello-de-Sousa, Astrid R Mach-Aigner, Victor Lobanov, Hinrich Grothe, Christian P Kubicek, Erik Reimhult, Irina S Druzhinina
Hydrophobins (HFBs) are small surface-active proteins secreted by filamentous fungi. Being amphiphilic, they spontaneously form layers that convert surfaces from hydrophilic to hydrophobic and vice versa. We have compared properties of the class II HFB4 and HFB7 from Trichoderma virens as produced in Escherichia coli and Pichia pastoris. Since the production in E. coli required denaturation/renaturation steps because of inclusion bodies, this treatment was also applied to HFBs produced and secreted in yeast...
September 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902513/co-existence-of-physisorbed-and-solvated-hcl-at-warm-ice-surfaces
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Xiangrui Kong, Astrid Waldner, Fabrizio Orlando, Luca Artiglia, Thomas Huthwelker, Markus Ammann, Thorsten Bartels-Rausch
The interfacial ionization of strong acids is an essential factor of multi-phase and heterogeneous chemistry in environmental science, crysophereic science, catalysis research and material science. We investigate the mechanism of HCl dissociation at the ice surface using surface-sensitive ambient-pressure core level X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. At 253 K and low surface coverage, adsorbed HCl is found in both states, molecular and dissociated. Depth profiles derived from XPS data clearly show that the dissociated acid is found deeper in the interfacial region compared to the molecular form...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900252/profiling-of-the-metabolic-transcriptome-via-single-molecule-molecular-inversion-probes
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Tessa de Bitter, Carlijn van de Water, Corina van den Heuvel, Carolien Zeelen, Astrid Eijkelenboom, Bastiaan Tops, Egbert Oosterwijk, Dimitar Kolev, Peter Mulders, Mark Ter Laan, Sanne van Lith, William Leenders
Cancer-specific metabolic alterations are of high interest as therapeutic targets. These alterations vary between tumor types, and to employ metabolic targeting to its fullest potential there is a need for robust methods that identify candidate targetable metabolic pathways in individual cancers. Currently, such methods include (13)C-tracing studies and mass spectrometry/ magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging. Due to high cost and complexity, such studies are restricted to a research setting. We here present the validation of a novel technique of metabolic profiling, based on multiplex targeted next generation sequencing of RNA with single molecule molecular inversion probes (smMIPs), designed to measure activity of and mutations in genes that encode metabolic enzymes...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895945/excess-labile-carbon-promotes-the-expression-of-virulence-factors-in-coral-reef-bacterioplankton
#16
Anny Cárdenas, Matthew J Neave, Mohamed Fauzi Haroon, Claudia Pogoreutz, Nils Rädecker, Christian Wild, Astrid Gärdes, Christian R Voolstra
Coastal pollution and algal cover are increasing on many coral reefs, resulting in higher dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations. High DOC concentrations strongly affect microbial activity in reef waters and select for copiotrophic, often potentially virulent microbial populations. High DOC concentrations on coral reefs are also hypothesized to be a determinant for switching microbial lifestyles from commensal to pathogenic, thereby contributing to coral reef degradation, but evidence is missing. In this study, we conducted ex situ incubations to assess gene expression of planktonic microbial populations under elevated concentrations of naturally abundant monosaccharides (glucose, galactose, mannose, and xylose) in algal exudates and sewage inflows...
September 12, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895614/-negative-effects-of-psychotherapy-prevalence-and-correlates-in-a-clinical-sample
#17
Britta Abeling, Astrid Müller, Michael Stephan, Iris Pollmann, Martina de Zwaan
Introduction So far, the prevalence of negative effects of psychotherapy and their correlates have rarely been investigated in a systematic manner. The prevalence of negative effects varied between 3 studies with the Inventory for Assessing Negative Effects of Psychotherapy (INEP) with 20, 84, and 93.8% substantially. Thereby, the impact of bias effects remains unclear. In addition, reported correlates of the number of negative effects were examined and augmented with further correlates. Material and Methods For the study, a clinical sample of inpatients and day-patients (N=200) evaluated their previous psychotherapy retrospectively before their current admission with the Inventory for Assessing Negative Effects of Psychotherapy (INEP)...
September 11, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893898/left-ventricular-mass-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-cognitive-performance-results-from-the-strong-heart-study
#18
Bernhard Haring, Adam Omidpanah, Astrid M Suchy-Dicey, Lyle G Best, Steven P Verney, Dean K Shibata, Shelley A Cole, Tauqeer Ali, Barbara V Howard, Dedra Buchwald, Richard B Devereux
Left ventricular mass (LVM) has been shown to serve as a measure of target organ damage resulting from chronic exposure to several risk factors. Data on the association of midlife LVM with later cognitive performance are sparse. We studied 721 adults (mean age 56 years at baseline) enrolled in the Strong Heart Study (SHS, 1993-1995) and the ancillary CDCAI (Cerebrovascular Disease and Its Consequences in American Indians) Study (2010-2013), a study population with high prevalence of cardiovascular disease. LVM was assessed with transthoracic echocardiography at baseline in 1993 to 1995...
September 11, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891564/standardisation-of-a-european-measurement-method-for-organic-carbon-and-elemental-carbon-in-ambient-air-results-of-the-field-trial-campaign-and-the-determination-of-a-measurement-uncertainty-and-working-range
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Richard J C Brown, Sonya Beccaceci, David M Butterfield, Paul G Quincey, Peter M Harris, Thomas Maggos, Pavlos Panteliadis, Astrid John, Aleksandra Jedynska, Thomas A J Kuhlbusch, Jean-Philippe Putaud, Angeliki Karanasiou
The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) Technical Committee 264 'Air Quality' has recently produced a standard method for the measurements of organic carbon and elemental carbon in PM2.5 within its working group 35 in response to the requirements of European Directive 2008/50/EC. It is expected that this method will be used in future by all Member States making measurements of the carbonaceous content of PM2.5. This paper details the results of a laboratory and field measurement campaign and the statistical analysis performed to validate the standard method, assess its uncertainty and define its working range to provide clarity and confidence in the underpinning science for future users of the method...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891548/short-segment-bulbar-urethral-strictures-review-of-48-cases-managed-in-a-resource-poor-setting
#20
A O Obi
OBJECTIVE: To share our experience on the presentation and management of short segment bulbar urethral strictures (BUSs) in a resource-poor center. METHODS: Short segment bulbar urethral strictures (BUSs) managed from January 2009 to December 2014 were analyzed. Patients'age, stricture aetiology, mode of presentation, stricture characteristics, time to surgery, associated morbidity, operative procedure, and post-operative outcome were reviewed. All patients had bulbar anastomotic urethroplasty (BAU)...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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