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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791322/a-low-complexity-algorithm-for-detection-of-atrial-fibrillation-using-the-ecg
#1
Nadi Sadr, Madhuka Jayawardhana, Thuy T Pham, Rui Tang, Asghar Tabatabaei Balaei, Philip de Chazal
We present a method for automatic processing of single lead electrocardiogram (ECG) with duration of up to 60 seconds for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF). The method categorises an ECG recording into one of four categories: Normal, AF, Other and Noisy rhythm. 8,528 scored ECG signals were used for training the classification model and 3,658 scored ECG signals were used for an independent performance assessment. Our method was based on features derived from RR interbeat intervals. The features included time domain, frequency domain and distribution features...
May 23, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789764/a-single-institution-analysis-of-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-5-year-reported-survival-and-late-toxicity-outcomes
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REVIEW
Michael Chao, Sandra Spencer, Mario Guerrieri, Wei Ding, Mehran Goharian, Huong Ho, Michael Ng, Danielle Healey, Alwin Tan, Chee Cham, Daryl Lim Joon, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Douglas Travis, Shomik Sengupta, Yee Chan, Andrew Troy, Trung Pham, David Clarke, Peter Liodakis, Damien Bolton
Purpose: To report the 5-year biochemical relapse-free survival (BRFS), overall survival (OS), and long-term toxicity outcomes of patients treated with low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy as monotherapy for low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. Material and methods: Between 2004 and 2011, 371 patients were treated with LDR brachytherapy as monotherapy. Of these, 102 patients (27%) underwent transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) prior to implantation...
April 2018: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789621/taxon-specific-aerosolization-of-bacteria-and-viruses-in-an-experimental-ocean-atmosphere-mesocosm
#3
Jennifer M Michaud, Luke R Thompson, Drishti Kaul, Josh L Espinoza, R Alexander Richter, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Christopher Lee, Kevin M Pham, Charlotte M Beall, Francesca Malfatti, Farooq Azam, Rob Knight, Michael D Burkart, Christopher L Dupont, Kimberly A Prather
Ocean-derived, airborne microbes play important roles in Earth's climate system and human health, yet little is known about factors controlling their transfer from the ocean to the atmosphere. Here, we study microbiomes of isolated sea spray aerosol (SSA) collected in a unique ocean-atmosphere facility and demonstrate taxon-specific aerosolization of bacteria and viruses. These trends are conserved within taxonomic orders and classes, and temporal variation in aerosolization is similarly shared by related taxa...
May 22, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789543/rapid-pathway-prototyping-and-engineering-using-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-synthetic-genome-scramble-in-methods
#4
Wei Liu, Zhouqing Luo, Yun Wang, Nhan T Pham, Laura Tuck, Irene Pérez-Pi, Longying Liu, Yue Shen, Chris French, Manfred Auer, Jon Marles-Wright, Junbiao Dai, Yizhi Cai
Exogenous pathway optimization and chassis engineering are two crucial methods for heterologous pathway expression. The two methods are normally carried out step-wise and in a trial-and-error manner. Here we report a recombinase-based combinatorial method (termed "SCRaMbLE-in") to tackle both challenges simultaneously. SCRaMbLE-in includes an in vitro recombinase toolkit to rapidly prototype and diversify gene expression at the pathway level and an in vivo genome reshuffling system to integrate assembled pathways into the synthetic yeast genome while combinatorially causing massive genome rearrangements in the host chassis...
May 22, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788353/hormonal-regulation-in-adventitious-roots-and-during-their-emergence-under-waterlogged-conditions-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
#5
Tran-Nguyen Nguyen, Pham Anh Tuan, Shalini Mukherjee, SeungHyun Son, Belay T Ayele
To gain insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying hormonal regulation in adventitious roots and during their emergence under waterlogged conditions in wheat, the present study investigated transcriptional regulation of genes related to hormone metabolism and transport in the root and stem node tissues. Waterlogging-induced inhibition of axile root elongation and lateral root formation, and promotion of surface adventitious and axile root emergence and aerenchyma formation are associated with enhanced expression levels of ethylene biosynthesis genes, ACS7 and ACO2, in both tissues...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786658/melatonin-as-a-therapy-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review-of-published-evidence
#6
REVIEW
Nicole Osier, Emily McGreevy, Lan Pham, Ava Puccio, Dianxu Ren, Yvette P Conley, Sheila Alexander, C Edward Dixon
Melatonin (MEL) is a hormone that is produced in the brain and is known to bind to MEL-specific receptors on neuronal membranes in several brain regions. MEL's documented neuroprotective properties, low toxicity, and ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier have led to its evaluation for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition for which there are currently no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved therapies. The purpose of this manuscript is to summarize the evidence surrounding the use of melatonin after TBI, as well as identify existing gaps and future directions...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785210/adipose-tissue-derived-cytokines-and-their-correlations-with-clinical-characteristics-in-vietnamese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#7
Nguyen Linh Toan, Nguyen Van Hoan, Doan Viet Cuong, Nguyen Viet Dung, Phan The Dung, Ngo Thu Hang, Do Thi Huyen Dieu, Dang Thanh Chung, Ho Anh Son, Pham Xuan Phong, George Binh Lenon, Doan Van De, Hoang Van Tong
Background: Adipokines are involved in the pathogenesis of metabolic disorders including obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study investigates the levels of leptin, resistin, visfatin, secreted frizzled-related protein 5 (SFRP5), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) and their correlations with clinical parameters of overweight and T2DM. Methods: We recruited overweight 50 patients with T2DM, 88 non-overweight patients with T2DM, 29 overweight and 100 non-overweight individuals devoid of T2DM for this study...
2018: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785015/frequent-transmission-of-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-beijing-lineage-and-positive-selection-for-the-esxw-beijing-variant-in-vietnam
#8
Kathryn E Holt, Paul McAdam, Phan Vuong Khac Thai, Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong, Dang Thi Minh Ha, Nguyen Ngoc Lan, Nguyen Huu Lan, Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu, Hoang Thanh Hai, Vu Thi Ngoc Ha, Guy Thwaites, David J Edwards, Artika P Nath, Kym Pham, David B Ascher, Jeremy Farrar, Chiea Chuen Khor, Yik Ying Teo, Michael Inouye, Maxine Caws, Sarah J Dunstan
To examine the transmission dynamics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) isolated from tuberculosis patients in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we sequenced the whole genomes of 1,635 isolates and compared these with 3,144 isolates from elsewhere. The data identify an underlying burden of disease caused by the endemic Mtb lineage 1 associated with the activation of long-term latent infection, and a threefold higher burden associated with the more recently introduced Beijing lineage and lineage 4 Mtb strains. We find that Beijing lineage Mtb is frequently transferred between Vietnam and other countries, and detect higher levels of transmission of Beijing lineage strains within this host population than the endemic lineage 1 Mtb...
May 21, 2018: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782913/statewide-collaborative-to-reduce-surgical-site-infection-results-of-the-hawaii-surgical-unit-based-safety-program
#9
Della M Lin, Kathryn A Carson, Lisa H Lubomski, Elizabeth C Wick, Julius Cuong Pham
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infections (SSI) after colorectal surgery are common, lead to patient harm, and are costly to the healthcare system. This study's purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Surgery in Hawaii. STUDY DESIGN: This pre-post cohort study involved 100% of 15 hospitals in Hawaii from January 2013-June 2015. The intervention was a statewide implementation of the Comprehensive-Unit-based-Safety-Program (CUSP) and individualized bundles of interventions to reduce SSI...
May 3, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781299/anticyanobacterial-phenolic-constituents-from-the-aerial-parts-of-eupatorium-fortunei-turcz
#10
Thanh Nga Pham, Huu Dien Pham, Dinh Kim Dang, Thi Thuy Duong, Thi Phuong Quynh Le, Quang Duong Nguyen, Dat Nguyen Tien
Four thymol derivatives and two phenolic compounds were isolated from the aerial parts of Eupatorium fortunei. The new structures were elucidated to be 7,8,9-trihydroxythymol (1), and 8,10-didehydro-7,9-dihydroxythymol (2) by means of MS and NMR analysis. The known compounds were identified as 8,9,10-trihydroxythymol (3), 10-acetoxy-8,9-dihydroxythymol (4), o-coumaric acid (5) and 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)benzaldehyde (6). Compound 3 showed strongest inhibitory effect on the growth of Microcystis aeruginosa in comparison with CuSO4 ...
May 21, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781237/investigation-of-mixed-model-repeated-measures-analyses-and-non-linear-random-coefficient-models-in-the-context-of-long-term-efficacy-data
#11
Bruno Delafont, Kevin Carroll, Claire Vilain, Emmanuel Pham
The longitudinal data from 2 published clinical trials in adult subjects with upper limb spasticity (a randomized placebo-controlled study [NCT01313299] and its long-term open-label extension [NCT01313312]) were combined. Their study designs involved repeat intramuscular injections of abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®), and efficacy endpoints were collected accordingly. With the objective of characterizing the pattern of response across cycles, Mixed Model Repeated Measures analyses and Non-Linear Random Coefficient (NLRC) analyses were performed and their results compared...
May 20, 2018: Pharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781041/a-bead-based-immunogold-silver-staining-assay-on-capillary-driven-microfluidics
#12
Ngoc M Pham, Sebastian Rusch, Yuksel Temiz, Robert D Lovchik, Hans-Peter Beck, Walter Karlen, Emmanuel Delamarche
Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics are critically needed for the detection of infectious diseases, particularly in remote settings where accurate and appropriate diagnosis can save lives. However, it is difficult to implement immunoassays, and specifically immunoassays relying on signal amplification using silver staining, into POC diagnostic devices. Effective immobilization of antibodies in such devices is another challenge. Here, we present strategies for immobilizing capture antibodies (cAbs) in capillary-driven microfluidic chips and implementing a gold-catalyzed silver staining reaction...
May 21, 2018: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780939/sixth-cranial-nerve-palsy-and-ipsilateral-trigeminal-neuralgia-caused-by-vertebrobasilar-dolichoectasia
#13
Thong Pham, Jeffrey Wesolowski, Jonathan D Trobe
Purpose: To report an unusual case of vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia causing both trigeminal neuralgia and ipsilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy. Observations: A patient had undergone surgical decompression of trigeminal neuralgia caused by dolichoectatic vertebral and basilar arteries years before presenting with ipsilateral sixth nerve palsy. Brain MRI showed deviant vertebrobasilar arteries that presumably now compressed the sixth cranial nerve. The unaffected left sixth cranial nerve was visible on MRI, but the affected right sixth cranial nerve was not...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779894/epigenetic-regulation-by-baf-complexes-limits-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-by-suppressing-wnt-signaling-in-late-embryonic-development
#14
Huong Nguyen, Cemil Kerimoglu, Mehdi Pirouz, Linh Pham, Kamila A Kiszka, Godwin Sokpor, M Sadman Sakib, Joachim Rosenbusch, Ulrike Teichmann, Rho H Seong, Anastassia Stoykova, Andre Fischer, Jochen F Staiger, Tran Tuoc
During early cortical development, neural stem cells (NSCs) divide symmetrically to expand the progenitor pool, whereas, in later stages, NSCs divide asymmetrically to self-renew and produce other cell types. The timely switch from such proliferative to differentiative division critically determines progenitor and neuron numbers. However, the mechanisms that limit proliferative division in late cortical development are not fully understood. Here, we show that the BAF (mSWI/SNF) complexes restrict proliferative competence and promote neuronal differentiation in late corticogenesis...
May 8, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778983/changes-in-the-physiochemical-microbial-and-sensory-characteristics-of-fresh-pork-sausage-containing-rosemary-and-green-tea-extracts-during-retail-display
#15
M W Schilling, A J Pham, J B Williams, Y L Xiong, N Dhowlaghar, A C Tolentino, S Kin
The effects of adding combinations of rosemary (R: 1500, 2000, 2500 ppm) and green tea (G: 100, 200, 300 ppm) extracts in combination with synthetic antioxidants on the physiochemical, microbial, and sensory characteristics of fresh pork sausage were evaluated. R and G improved (P < .05) oxidative stability as evidenced by lower TBARS. R2500 and G300 had fewer PPC than the control at d 7, 14, and 21 of storage. Consumer acceptability scores were greater (P < .05) in sausages with R and G when compared to the control, and the majority of the R and G treatments were liked by 98% of the respondents...
May 17, 2018: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777597/microdevice-based-solid-phase-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-rapid-detection-of-pathogenic-microorganisms
#16
Quang Nghia Pham, Kieu The Loan Trinh, Seung Won Jung, Nae Yoon Lee
We demonstrate the integration of DNA amplification and detection functionalities developed on a lab-on-a-chip microdevice utilizing solid-phase polymerase chain reaction (SP-PCR) for point-of-need (PON) DNA analyses. First, the polycarbonate microdevice was fabricated by thermal bonding to contain microchambers as reservoirs for performing SP-PCR. Next, the microchambers were subsequently modified with polyethyleneimine and glutaraldehyde for immobilizing amine-modified forward primers. During SP-PCR, the immobilized forward primers and freely diffusing fluorescence-labeled reverse primers cooperated to generate target amplicons, which remained covalently attached to the microchambers for the fluorescence detection...
May 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774760/safety-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-copperhead-snakebite-patients
#17
Hoang X Pham, Michael E Mullins
INTRODUCTION: Current management guidelines for pit viper envenomations recommend against the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain control due to concern for platelet dysfunction and resulting coagulopathy. However, prior research suggests that copperhead snakes generally do not cause coagulopathy and they are responsible for most of the venomous snakebites in the USA. Thus, we compared the occurrences of clinically apparent bleeding and most abnormal laboratory values of coagulation between copperhead envenomation patients who received NSAIDs and those who did not...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773817/electrical-synapses-between-inhibitory-neurons-shape-the-responses-of-principal-neurons-to-transient-inputs-in-the-thalamus-a-modeling-study
#18
Tuan Pham, Julie S Haas
As multimodal sensory information proceeds to the cortex, it is intercepted and processed by the nuclei of the thalamus. The main source of inhibition within thalamus is the reticular nucleus (TRN), which collects signals both from thalamocortical relay neurons and from thalamocortical feedback. Within the reticular nucleus, neurons are densely interconnected by connexin36-based gap junctions, known as electrical synapses. Electrical synapses have been shown to coordinate neuronal rhythms, including thalamocortical spindle rhythms, but their role in shaping or modulating transient activity is less understood...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773687/the-role-of-intercalated-cell-nedd4-2-in-bp-regulation-ion-transport-and-transporter-expression
#19
Masayoshi Nanami, Truyen D Pham, Young Hee Kim, Baoli Yang, Roy L Sutliff, Olivier Staub, Janet D Klein, Karen I Lopez-Cayuqueo, Regine Chambrey, Annie Y Park, Xiaonan Wang, Vladimir Pech, Jill W Verlander, Susan M Wall
Background Nedd4-2 is an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that associates with transport proteins, causing their ubiquitylation, and then internalization and degradation. Previous research has suggested a correlation between Nedd4-2 and BP. In this study, we explored the effect of intercalated cell (IC) Nedd4-2 gene ablation on IC transporter abundance and function and on BP. Methods We generated IC Nedd4-2 knockout mice using Cre-lox technology and produced global pendrin/ Nedd4-2 null mice by breeding global Nedd4-2 null ( Nedd4-2-/- ) mice with global pendrin null ( Slc26a4-/- ) mice...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770454/streamlining-a-blood-center-and-hospital-transfusion-service-supply-chain-with-an-informatics-vendor-managed-inventory-solution-development-implementation-and-3-month-follow-up
#20
Hamilton C Tsang, Adam Garcia, Robert Scott, David Lancaster, Dianne Geary, Anh-Thu Nguyen, Raina Shankar, Leslie Buchanan, Tho D Pham
BACKGROUND: The ordering process at Stanford Health Care involved twice-daily shipments predicated upon current stock levels from the blood center to the hospital transfusion service. Manual census determination is time consuming and error prone. We aimed to enhance inventory management by developing an informatics platform to streamline the ordering process and reallocate staff productivity. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The general inventory accounts for more than 50 product categories based on characteristics including component, blood type, irradiation status, and cytomegalovirus serology status...
May 16, 2018: Transfusion
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