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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724183/physiological-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-picsi-outcomes-after-oral-pretreatment-and-semen-incubation-with-myo-inositol-in-oligoasthenoteratozoospermic-men-results-from-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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T Korosi, C Barta, K Rokob, T Torok
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of an oral pretreatment with a mix of myo-inositol (Myo-Ins), folic acid, vitamin E, L-carnitine, L-arginine and selenium (Folandrol, Exeltis, Hungary) and subsequent direct Myo-Ins incubation of spermatozoa before Physiological Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI) procedures in infertile couples due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia with previous failed PICSI procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized controlled trial at the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Kaáli Institute (Győr, Hungary)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724060/genome-wide-association-mapping-of-crown-rust-resistance-in-oat-elite-germplasm
#2
Kathy Esvelt Klos, Belayneh A Yimer, Ebrahiem M Babiker, Aaron D Beattie, J Michael Bonman, Martin L Carson, James Chong, Stephen A Harrison, Amir M H Ibrahim, Frederic L Kolb, Curt A McCartney, Michael McMullen, Jennifer Mitchell Fetch, Mohsen Mohammadi, J Paul Murphy, Nicholas A Tinker
Oat crown rust, caused by f. sp. , is a major constraint to oat ( L.) production in many parts of the world. In this first comprehensive multienvironment genome-wide association map of oat crown rust, we used 2972 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) genotyped on 631 oat lines for association mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL). Seedling reaction to crown rust in these lines was assessed as infection type (IT) with each of 10 crown rust isolates. Adult plant reaction was assessed in the field in a total of 10 location-years as percentage severity (SV) and as infection reaction (IR) in a 0-to-1 scale...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724014/prescription-medication-by-physiotherapists-a-brazilian-view-of-the-united-kingdom-canada-australia-and-new-zealand
#3
Valton da Silva Costa
Many health systems (HS) have adopted novel models of care which have included non-medical prescription (NMP) by physiotherapists. The aim of this study was to verify in the literature the existence of this practice and its possible benefits. A literature review was carried out through search on Science Direct, PubMed, SciELO, Lilacs and Google Scholar, and in the World Confederation for Physical Therapy and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy websites. In recent decades the United Kingdom adopted the NMP for health professionals, followed by Canada...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723835/a-modified-supine-position-facilitates-bladder-function-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Yisi Liu, Ying Zhang, Ying Wu, Malcolm Elliott
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is currently the most common intervention for cardiovascular disease. Standard care after PCI typically involves a period of bed rest in the supine position, but this position creates voiding difficulties. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether a modified supine position could facilitate bladder emptying after PCI. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial involving 300 patients was conducted...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723798/the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-robot-assisted-versus-laparoscopic-tme-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Xiaofei Li, Tao Wang, Liang Yao, Lidong Hu, Penghui Jin, Tiankang Guo, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of robotic-assisted versus laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) in patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Web of science, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database up to July 2016 to identify case-controlled studies that compared robotic TME (RTME) with laparoscopic TME (LTME) for rectal cancer. GRADE was used to interpret the primary outcomes of this meta-analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723774/relationship-between-first-dorsal-sacral-foramen-and-lumbar-facet-joint-connecting-line-in-south-korea-populations-retrospective-study
#6
Young Deog Cha, Jae Kyu Choi, Chun Woo Yang, Hyun Kyoung Lim, Gyoung A Heo, Byung-Gun Kim
The first sacral nerve root block (S1 nerve root block) is a practical procedure for patients with radiating lower back pain. In general, S1 nerve root block is performed under x-ray fluoroscopy. It is necessary to adjust the position of the patient and angle of fluoroscopy to properly visualize the first dorsal sacral foramen (dorsal S1 foramen). The purpose of this study was to analyze the location of dorsal S1 foramen and lumbar facet joint in S1 nerve root block.A total of 388 patients undergoing x-ray fluoroscopy-guided S1 nerve root block in the prone position were examined...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723377/external-validation-of-the-mskcc-and-imdc-risk-models-in-patients-treated-with-targeted-therapy-as-a-first-line-and-subsequent-second-line-treatment-a-japanese-multi-institutional-study
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Nobuyuki Tanaka, Ryuichi Mizuno, Keiichi Ito, Suguru Shirotake, Yota Yasumizu, Ayako Masunaga, Yujiro Ito, Yasumasa Miyazaki, Masayuki Hagiwara, Kent Kanao, Shuji Mikami, Ken Nakagawa, Tetsuo Momma, Takeshi Masuda, Tomohiko Asano, Masafumi Oyama, Mototsugu Oya
BACKGROUND: Two risk models, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) model and the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium (IMDC) model, have been studied in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) treated with targeted therapy. OBJECTIVE: To validate externally the predictive accuracies of the MSKCC and IMDC models for prognosis in mRCC patients treated with first-line and subsequent second-line targeted therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 311 patients were assessed retrospectively...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723215/discrimination-cascade-enabled-selective-detection-of-single-nucleotide-mutation
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Lidan Li, Xianjin Xiao, Jingyang Ge, Manli Han, Xu Zhou, Lei Wang, Xin Su, Changyuan Yu
Owing to the significance of single nucleotide mutation (SNM) for personalized medicine, the detection of SNM with high accuracy has recently attracted considerable interest. Here, we present a kinetic method for selective detection of SNM based on a discrimination cascade constructed by combining the toehold strand displacement (TSD) and endonuclease IV (Endo IV) catalyzed hydrolysis. The single-nucleotide specificity of the two DNA reactions allows highly selective detection of all types of single nucleotide changes (including single-nucleotide insertion and deletion), achieving a high discrimination factor with a median of 491 which is comparable with recently reported methods...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723167/sensitive-detection-of-mmp9-enzymatic-activities-in-single-cell-encapsulated-microdroplets-as-an-assay-of-cancer-cell-invasiveness
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Zhao Yu, Lu Zhou, Ting Zhang, Rui Shen, Chenxi Li, Xu Fang, Gareth Griffiths, Jian Liu
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are typically up-regulated in cancer cells, and play a critical role in assisting metastasis by the breakdown of the extracellular matrix. Here we report an effective strategy for cell invasiveness assay by integrating MMP9 functional activity analysis with single cell-encapsulated microdroplets. A flow focusing capillary microfluidic device has been assembled using "off-the-shelf" fluidic components for high-throughput generation of microdroplets. Tumor cells, MMP9 specific peptides, and other cofactors can be loaded into the device and encapsulated into individual droplets as dynamic microreactors for proteolytic cleavage of the substrate...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722142/lactic-dehydrogenase-in-the-in-vitro-evaluation-of-hemolytic-properties-of-ventricular-assist-device
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Donghai Li, Qingyu Wu, Shuhong Liu, Yuanyuan Chen, Haosheng Chen, Yingmao Ruan, Yu Zhang
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) can effectively improve the survival rate of patients with end-stage heart failure, but the hemolytic complications induced by long-time VAD support have received wide attention recently. The conventional evaluation method of the hemolytic properties of VADs by the indicator of plasma free hemoglobin (PFH) concentration is used but not sensitive enough to meet the needs of the actual examinations. In this study, an experimental method was applied for the evaluation of the injuries and damages caused by VADs to erythrocytes by both indicators of PFH and lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) in the in vitro hemolysis assay of VADs...
July 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721691/occupational-therapy-for-adults-with-problems-in-activities-of-daily-living-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Lynn A Legg, Sharon R Lewis, Oliver J Schofield-Robinson, Avril Drummond, Peter Langhorne
BACKGROUND: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Activities of daily living (ADL) are daily home-based activities that people carry out to maintain health and well-being. ADLs include the ability to: eat and drink unassisted, move, go to the toilet, carry out personal hygiene tasks, dress unassisted, and groom. Stroke causes impairment-related functional limitations that may result in difficulties participating in ADLs independent of supervision, direction, or physical assistance...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721636/robotic-colorectal-surgery-previous-laparoscopic-colorectal-experience-is-not-essential
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Tanvir Singh Sian, G M Tierney, H Park, J N Lund, W J Speake, N G Hurst, H Al Chalabi, K J Smith, S Tou
A background in minimally invasive colorectal surgery (MICS) has been thought to be essential prior to robotic-assisted colorectal surgery (RACS). Our aim was to determine whether MICS is essential prior to starting RACS training based on results from our initial experience with RACS. Two surgeons from our centre received robotic training through the European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS). One surgeon had no prior formal MICS training. We reviewed the first 30 consecutive robotic colorectal procedures from a prospectively maintained database between November 2014 and January 2016 at our institution...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721597/neuroendoscopic-management-of-posterior-third-ventricle-ependymoma-with-intraaqueductal-and-fourth-ventricle-extension-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ricardo Prat-Acín, Rocío Evangelista, Rebeca Conde, Angel Ayuso-Sacido, Inma Galeano
INTRODUCTION: Posterior third ventricle ependymomas with intraaqueductal extension are relatively infrequent lesions. Its surgical management represents a formidable technical challenge and includes a wide variety of approaches. Minimally invasive surgery including the endoscopic management can play a crucial role to obtain an optimal clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the clinical outcome of an 11-year-old female patient with a 6-year history of recurrent episodes of headache and vomiting...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721407/3d-printed-reversible-shape-changing-soft-actuators-assisted-by-liquid-crystal-elastomers
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Chao Yuan, Devin J Roach, Conner K Dunn, Quanyi Mu, Xiao Kuang, Christopher M Yakacki, T J Wang, Kai Yu, H Jerry Qi
In this work, we advance printed active composites by combining 3D printing, printed electronics, and liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) to achieve soft actuators with free-standing two-way shape changing behaviors. Incorporated LCE strips are activated by Joule heating produced by printed conductive wires, while uniaxial deformation of the LCE strip is utilized as a driving force to achieve bending in the printed composite. The bending behavior of laminated hinges is first characterized in order to obtain a precise control of actuation, which is then exploited to actuate four demonstrative designs: a morphing airplane, a miura-ori structure, a cubic box, and a soft crawler...
July 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720693/catastrophic-cervical-spinal-injury-in-an-amateur-college-wrestler
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Jayakrishnan Kelamangalathu Narayana Kurup, Ravitheja Jampani, Simanchal P Mohanty
A young amateur wrestler presented with a burst fracture of the seventh cervical vertebra with complete paraplegia. He was treated with surgery for spine stabilisation and was actively rehabilitated. Adolescents and teenagers are indulging in high-contact sports like wrestling, without proper training and technical know-how, which can lead to severe injuries and possibly, permanent handicap or death. Trainers, assistants and institutions should be well equipped to diagnose and provide initial care of people with a spinal injury to prevent a partial injury from progressing to complete injury...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720080/long-term-effectiveness-of-mailed-nicotine-replacement-therapy-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-5-year-follow-up
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Vladyslav Kushnir, Peter Selby, Laurie Zawertailo, Rachel F Tyndale, Scott T Leatherdale, John A Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Our group recently completed a randomized controlled trial, evaluating the efficacy of providing 5 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT; in the form of the nicotine patch) by expedited postal mail without behavioral assistance to regular adult smokers interested in receiving it. The findings revealed that mailed provision of nicotine patches resulted in more than a doubling of quit rates at a six-month follow-up compared to a no intervention control group. While this trial provided evidence for the effectiveness of mailed nicotine patches in promoting cessation, the findings speak only to the short term effectiveness of this approach...
July 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719946/cell-assisted-lipotransfer-friend-or-foe-in-fat-grafting-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
J Laloze, A Varin, J Gilhodes, N Bertheuil, J L Grolleau, J Brie, J Usseglio, L Sensebe, T Filleron, B Chaput
BACKGROUND: Autologous fat grafting is a common procedure for soft-tissue reconstruction but is associated with a graft resorption rate ranging from 20% to 80%. To improve the fat graft survival rate, a new technique, called cell-assisted lipotransfer (CAL), was developed. With CAL, fat is injected along with adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) that are assumed to improve fat survival rate. We conducted an evidence-based meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CAL as compared with conventional autologous fat grafting (non-CAL)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719750/electrostatic-interaction-assisted-construction-of-3d-networks-of-manganese-dioxide-nanosheets-for-flexible-high-performance-solid-state-asymmetric-supercapacitors
#18
Na Liu, Yan Li Su, Zhiqiang Wang, Zhen Wang, Jinsong Xia, Yong Chen, Zhigang Zhao, Qingwen Li, Fengxia Geng
A three-dimensional (3D) macroscopic network of manganese oxide MnO2 sheets was firstly synthesized by an easily scalable solution approach, grafting the negatively charged surfaces of the MnO2 sheets with an aniline monomer by electrostatic interactions followed by a quick chemical oxidizing polymerization reaction. The obtained structure possessed MnO2 sheets interconnected with polyaniline chains, producing a 3D monolith rich of mesopores. The MnO2 sheets had almost all their reactive centers exposed on the electrode surface, combining with the electron transport highways provided by polyaniline and the shortened diffusion paths provided by the porous structure, the deliberately designed electrode achieved excellent capacitance of 762 F g-1 at a current of 1 A g-1 and cycling performance with a capacity retention of 90% over 8000 cycles...
July 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718775/high-performance-top-gated-multilayer-wse2-field-effect-transistors
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Pushpa Raj Pudasaini, Michael G Stanford, Akinola Oyedele, Anthony Wong, Anna Hofmann, Dayrl Briggs, Kai Xiao, David G Mandrus, Thomas Z Ward, Philip D Rack
In this paper, high performance top-gated WSe2 field effect transistor (FET) devices are demonstrated via a two-step remote plasma assisted ALD process. High-quality, low-leakage aluminum oxide (Al2O3) gate dielectric layers are deposited onto the WSe2 channel using a remote plasma assisted ALD process with an ultrathin (~1 nm) titanium buffer layer. The first few nanometers (~2 nm) of the Al2O3 dielectric film is deposited at relatively low temperature (i.e. 50 ºC) and remainder of the film is deposited at 150 ºC to ensure the conformal coating of Al2O3 on the WSe2 surface...
July 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718648/multi-imaging-of-cytokinin-and-abscisic-acid-on-the-roots-of-rice-oryza-sativa-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#20
Katsuhiro Shiono, Riho Hashizaki, Toyofumi Nakanishi, Tatsuko Sakai, Takushi Yamamoto, Koretsugu Ogata, Ken-Ichi Harada, Hajime Ohtani, Hajime Katano, Shu Taira
Plant hormones are important mobile endogenous signaling molecules that regulate responses to abiotic stress as well as plant growth and development. Visual information on more than one plant hormone from the same sample would be especially powerful, because it could enable rapid, intuitive interpretation. However, multi-imaging techniques for plant hormones have been unavailable. Here, we report the first multi-imaging of two plant hormones, one of cytokinin (i.e. trans-zeatin) and abscisic acid (ABA) by MALDI-TOF-MS imaging...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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