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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440904/the-european-court-of-human-rights-on-planned-home-birth-resolution-of-a-paradoxical-ruling
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Frank A Chervenak, Amos Grünebaum, Birgit Arabin, Laurence B McCullough
On November 15, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights issued its judgment in the case of Krejzová v. the Czech Republic, which concerned the policy of the Czech State not to provide skilled attendance by midwives at planned home births. The issue was whether this policy violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights: "Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence."(1) The Czech health policy before the Court did not prohibit unattended planned home birth but it created technical requirements for attendance at planned home birth that had the effect of prohibiting attendance by midwives...
April 25, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437024/photon-pair-generation-with-a-100-nm-thick-carbon-nanotube-film
#2
Kim Fook Lee, Ying Tian, He Yang, Kimmo Mustonen, Amos Martinez, Qing Dai, Esko I Kauppinen, John Malowicki, Prem Kumar, Zhipei Sun
Nonlinear optics based on bulk materials is the current technique of choice for quantum-state generation and information processing. Scaling of nonlinear optical quantum devices is of significant interest to enable quantum devices with high performance. However, it is challenging to scale the nonlinear optical devices down to the nanoscale dimension due to relatively small nonlinear optical response of traditional bulk materials. Here, correlated photon pairs are generated in the nanometer scale using a nonlinear optical device for the first time...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432265/artemida-trial-a-randomized-trial-of-efficacy-12-months-international-double-blind-actovegin-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-actovegin-in-poststroke-cognitive-impairment
#3
Alla Guekht, Ingmar Skoog, Sally Edmundson, Vladimir Zakharov, Amos D Korczyn
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Poststroke cognitive impairment is a debilitating consequence of stroke. The aim of this study was to assess whether Actovegin confers cognitive benefit in patients who have had an ischemic stroke. METHODS: This was a 12-month, parallel-group, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Eligible patients were ≥60 years of age with a Montreal Cognitive Assessment test score of ≤25 points. Patients were randomized into 2 groups within 1 week of acute supratentorial ischemic stroke in a 1:1 ratio: Actovegin (a deproteinized hemoderivative of calf blood, 2000 mg/d for ≤20 intravenous infusions followed by 1200 mg/d orally) or placebo for 6 months...
April 21, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430496/renormalized-stress-energy-tensor-of-an-evaporating-spinning-black-hole
#4
Adam Levi, Ehud Eilon, Amos Ori, Maarten van de Meent
We provide the first calculation of the renormalized stress-energy tensor (RSET) of a quantum field in Kerr spacetime (describing a stationary spinning black hole). More specifically, we employ a recently developed mode-sum regularization method to compute the RSET of a minimally coupled massless scalar field in the Unruh vacuum state, the quantum state corresponding to an evaporating black hole. The computation is done here for the case a=0.7M, using two different variants of the method: t splitting and φ splitting, yielding good agreement between the two (in the domain where both are applicable)...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426704/population-effect-model-identifies-gene-expression-predictors-of-survival-outcomes-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-for-both-caucasian-and-asian-patients
#5
Guoshuai Cai, Feifei Xiao, Chao Cheng, Yafang Li, Christopher I Amos, Michael L Whitfield
BACKGROUND: We analyzed and integrated transcriptome data from two large studies of lung adenocarcinomas on distinct populations. Our goal was to investigate the variable gene expression alterations between paired tumor-normal tissues and prospectively identify those alterations that can reliably predict lung disease related outcomes across populations. METHODS: We developed a mixed model that combined the paired tumor-normal RNA-seq from two populations. Alterations in gene expression common to both populations were detected and validated in two independent DNA microarray datasets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426350/lenalidomide-maintenance-compared-with-placebo-in-responding-elderly-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-treated-with-first-line-rituximab-plus-cyclophosphamide-doxorubicin-vincristine-and-prednisone
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Catherine Thieblemont, Hervé Tilly, Maria Gomes da Silva, Rene-Olivier Casasnovas, Christophe Fruchart, Franck Morschhauser, Corinne Haioun, Julien Lazarovici, Anida Grosicka, Aurore Perrot, Judith Trotman, Catherine Sebban, Dolores Caballero, Richard Greil, Koen van Eygen, Amos M Cohen, Hugo Gonzalez, Reda Bouabdallah, Lucie Oberic, Bernadette Corront, Bachra Choufi, Armando Lopez-Guillermo, John Catalano, Achiel Van Hoof, Josette Briere, Jose Cabeçadas, Gilles Salles, Philippe Gaulard, Andre Bosly, Bertrand Coiffier
Purpose The standard treatment of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is rituximab in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP). Lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory agent, has shown activity in DLBCL. This randomized phase III trial compared lenalidomide as maintenance therapy with placebo in elderly patients with DLBCL who achieved a complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) to R-CHOP induction. Methods Patients with previously untreated DLBCL or other aggressive B-cell lymphoma were 60 to 80 years old, had CR or PR after six or eight cycles of R-CHOP, and were randomly assigned to lenalidomide maintenance 25 mg/d or placebo for 21 days of every 28-day cycle for 24 months...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426342/perceived-ideal-body-size-of-ghanaian-women-not-too-skinny-but-not-too-fat
#7
Derek Anamaale Tuoyire, Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme, David Teye Doku, Joshua Amo-Adjei
Body size issues are gaining public health attention because of the fast rising epidemic of overweight and obesity across the globe. This study explored Ghanaian women's subjective perceptions regarding ideal body size for women. A purposive sampling strategy was employed in recruiting 36 women across the body weight spectrum from Tamale (n = 17) and Accra (n = 19) in Ghana. Qualitative data were obtained from in-depth interviews using a semi-structured interview guide. Data from the interviews were analysed deductively...
April 20, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423461/attributes-of-the-complete-dental-record
#8
Kate J Amos, Deborah J Cockrell, Claire Palermo, Samuel Rosehill, Margaret Bearman
BACKGROUND: Adherence to the Dental Board of Australia Guidelines on dental records is not universal and remediation of deficient practice requires clarity in the practical application of standards. The aim of this research is to clarify practical requirements of dental record keeping in New South Wales. METHODS: Seventeen experts were invited to participate in an electronically administered series of Delphi questionnaires. Concepts were refined until consensus was reached...
April 19, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419249/cohort-profile-african-collaborative-center-for-microbiome-and-genomics-research-s-accme-human-papillomavirus-hpv-and-cervical-cancer-study
#9
Sally N Adebamowo, Eileen O Dareng, Ayotunde O Famooto, Richard Offiong, Olayinka Olaniyan, Kayode Obende, Amos Adebayo, Sanni Ologun, Bunmi Alabi, Peter Achara, Rasheed A Bakare, Michael Odutola, Oluwatoyosi Olawande, James Okuma, George Odonye, Ruxton Adebiyi, Patrick Dakum, Clement A Adebamowo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414988/response-of-mandibular-condyles-of-juvenile-and-adult-rats-to-abnormal-occlusion-and-subsequent-exemption
#10
Guang Zeng, Bin Kuang, Wen-Xing Xun, Gao-Tong Ren, Ke-Wen Wei
OBJECTIVE: The adaptation capacities of the mandibular condyle in response to mechanical stimuli might be different between juveniles and adults, but has not been compared. This study aimed to investigate whether abnormal molar occlusion and subsequent molar extraction could lead to different remodeling responses in the mandibular condyles of juvenile and adult rats. METHODS: Abnormal molar occlusion (AMO) was established in the 5- and 16-wk old rats by moving their maxillary left and mandibular right third molars distally...
March 28, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412290/lack-of-decline-in-hepatitis-c-virus-incidence-among-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-during-1990-2014
#11
Daniela Katinka Van Santen, Jannie Johanna Van Der Helm, Julia Del Amo, Laurence Meyer, Antonella D'arminio Monforte, Matt Price, Charles Antoine Béguelin, Robert Zangerle, Mette Sannes, Kholoud Porter, Ronald Bertus Geskus, Maria Prins
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) has increased since 2000, though regional differences have been documented in recent years. We aimed to 1) estimate trends in HCV incidence among HIV-positive MSM, 2) assess the association between incidence and geographical region, age and HIV-related measurements and, 3) assess temporal changes in time from HIV seroconversion to HCV infection. METHODS: We used data from MSM with well-estimated dates of HIV seroconversion from the CASCADE Collaboration (1990-2014)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411091/comparison-of-dynamic-monitoring-strategies-based-on-cd4-cell-counts-in-virally-suppressed-hiv-positive-individuals-on-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-in-high-income-countries-a-prospective-observational-study
#12
Ellen C Caniglia, Lauren E Cain, Caroline A Sabin, James M Robins, Roger Logan, Sophie Abgrall, Michael J Mugavero, Sonia Hernández-Díaz, Laurence Meyer, Remonie Seng, Daniel R Drozd, George R Seage, Fabrice Bonnet, Francois Dabis, Richard D Moore, Peter Reiss, Ard van Sighem, William C Mathews, Julia Del Amo, Santiago Moreno, Steven G Deeks, Roberto Muga, Stephen L Boswell, Elena Ferrer, Joseph J Eron, Sonia Napravnik, Sophie Jose, Andrew Phillips, Amy C Justice, Janet P Tate, John Gill, Antonio Pacheco, Valdilea G Veloso, Heiner C Bucher, Matthias Egger, Hansjakob Furrer, Kholoud Porter, Giota Touloumi, Heidi Crane, Jose M Miro, Jonathan A Sterne, Dominique Costagliola, Michael Saag, Miguel A Hernán
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines vary with respect to the optimal monitoring frequency of HIV-positive individuals. We compared dynamic monitoring strategies based on time-varying CD4 cell counts in virologically suppressed HIV-positive individuals. METHODS: In this observational study, we used data from prospective studies of HIV-positive individuals in Europe (France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) and North and South America (Brazil, Canada, and the USA) in The HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration and The Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems...
April 11, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407634/minimally-invasive-approach-for-treatment-of-seminal-vesicle-cyst-associated-with-ipsilateral-renal-agenesis
#13
Eyal Kord, Amnon Zisman, Abd Elhalim Darawsha, Nasib Dally, Paul H Noh, Amos Neheman
OBJECTIVES: We reviewed the clinical presentation and approach for the treatment of symptomatic seminal vesicle cyst associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis while presenting our experience with a series of 5 patients treated with minimally invasive surgery for Zinner syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between the years 2008 and 2016, we operated on 5 patients who presented with symptomatic seminal vesicle cyst and ipsilateral renal agenesis. Patients' charts and medical records were reviewed and compared with past published minimally invasive series...
April 14, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402300/studies-on-the-adsorption-of-amoxicillin-on-multi-wall-carbon-nanotubes
#14
Davoud Balarak, FerdosKord Mostafapour, Edris Bazrafshan, Tawfik A Saleh
This study examined the feasibility of removing amoxicillin (AMO) from aqueous solutions using multi-wall carbon nanotubes. The equilibrium adsorption data were analyzed using four widely applied isotherms: Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin, and Dubinin-Radushkevich. The results showed that the Langmuir isotherm model fits well the obtained experimental data. The adsorption process followed the pseudo-second-order model. The activation energy was found to be 19 kJ/mol. The Standard free energy changes, ΔG(0), values were negative; the standard enthalpy change (ΔH(0)), and standard entropy change (ΔS(0)) values of the process were 4 kJ/mol and 36 J/mol...
April 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400551/genetic-variants-of-ptpn2-are-associated-with-lung-cancer-risk-a-re-analysis-of-eight-gwass-in-the-tricl-ilcco-consortium
#15
Yun Feng, Yanru Wang, Hongliang Liu, Zhensheng Liu, Coleman Mills, Younghun Han, Rayjean J Hung, Yonathan Brhane, John McLaughlin, Paul Brennan, Heike Bickeboeller, Albert Rosenberger, Richard S Houlston, Neil E Caporaso, Maria Teresa Landi, Irene Brueske, Angela Risch, Yuanqing Ye, Xifeng Wu, David C Christiani, Christopher I Amos, Qingyi Wei
The T-cell protein tyrosine phosphatase (TCPTP) pathway consists of signaling events mediated by TCPTP. Mutations and genetic variants of some genes in the TCPTP pathway are associated with lung cancer risk and survival. In the present study, we first investigated associations of 5,162 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 43 genes of this TCPTP pathway with lung cancer risk by using summary data of six published genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of 12,160 cases and 16,838 controls. We identified 11 independent SNPs in eight genes after correction for multiple comparisons by a false discovery rate <0...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400140/spontaneous-dissection-of-the-superior-mesenteric-artery
#16
Aroa Abascal Amo, Ana Rodríguez Sánchez, Íñigo García Sanz, Francisco Alberto Gimeno Calvo, Jose Luis Martín Álvarez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 9, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399994/prevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-commercially-available-meat-over-a-one-year-period-in-iowa-usa
#17
Dipendra Thapaliya, Brett M Forshey, Jhalka Kadariya, Megan K Quick, Sarah Farina, Ashley O' Brien, Rajeshwari Nair, Amos Nworie, Blake Hanson, Ashley Kates, Shylo Wardyn, Tara C Smith
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a leading cause of infectious disease morbidity and mortality. Previous studies have confirmed the presence of S. aureus, including MRSA, on raw meat products. We investigated the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of S. aureus and MRSA in commercially-distributed antibiotic-free and conventional raw meat products (n = 3290) purchased in 8 Iowa retail stores weekly for a period of one year. Isolates were characterized using spa typing, and PCR was used to detect the presence of the Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) and mecA genes...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398330/remote-detection-of-buried-landmines-using-a-bacterial-sensor
#18
Shimshon Belkin, Sharon Yagur-Kroll, Yossef Kabessa, Victor Korouma, Tali Septon, Yonatan Anati, Cheinat Zohar-Perez, Zahi Rabinovitz, Amos Nussinovitch, Aharon J Agranat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398312/differing-diagnoses-for-european-and-us-patents
#19
Brian Amos, Alan D Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396136/primary-gynecological-care-in-multicultural-areas
#20
Pau Nicolau, Elisabeth Del Amo, Ramón Carreras
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Medicina Clínica
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