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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549371/theoretical-analysis-of-coupled-effects-of-microbe-and-root-architecture-on-methane-oxidation-in-vegetated-landfill-covers
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S Feng, A K Leung, C W W Ng, H W Liu
Reduction of soil moisture by plant root-water uptake could improve soil aeration for microbial aerobic methane oxidation (MAMO) in a landfill cover, but excessive soil moisture removal could suppress microbial activity due to water shortage. Existing models ignore the coupled microbe-vegetation interaction. It is thus not known whether the presence of plants is beneficial or adverse to MAMO. This study proposes a newly-improved theoretical model that couples the effects of root-water uptake and microbial activity for capturing water-gas flow and MAMO in unsaturated soils...
May 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548955/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
#2
Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546418/single-cell-dna-sequencing-reveals-a-late-dissemination-model-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#3
Marco L Leung, Alexander Davis, Ruli Gao, Anna Casasent, Yong Wang, Emi Sei, Eduardo Sanchez, Dipen Maru, Scott Kopetz, Nicholas E Navin
Metastasis is a complex biological process that has been difficult to delineate in human colorectal (CRC) cancer patients. A major obstacle in understanding metastatic lineages is the extensive intratumor heterogeneity at the primary and metastatic tumor sites. To address this problem, we developed a highly-multiplexed single cell DNA sequencing approach to trace the metastatic lineages of two CRC patients with matched liver metastases. Single cell copy number or mutational profiling was performed, in addition to bulk exome and targeted deep-sequencing...
May 25, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545891/numerical-modelling-of-methane-oxidation-efficiency-and-coupled-water-gas-heat-reactive-transfer-in-a-sloping-landfill-cover
#4
S Feng, C W W Ng, A K Leung, H W Liu
Microbial aerobic methane oxidation in unsaturated landfill cover involves coupled water, gas and heat reactive transfer. The coupled process is complex and its influence on methane oxidation efficiency is not clear, especially in steep covers where spatial variations of water, gas and heat are significant. In this study, two-dimensional finite element numerical simulations were carried out to evaluate the performance of unsaturated sloping cover. The numerical model was calibrated using a set of flume model test data, and was then subsequently used for parametric study...
May 22, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545621/risk-prediction-models-for-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-accompanying-cardiac-catheterization-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
David W Allen, Bryan Ma, Kelvin C Leung, Michelle M Graham, Neesh Pannu, Mouhieddin Traboulsi, David Goodhart, Merril L Knudtson, Matthew T James
BACKGROUND: Identification of patients at risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is valuable for targeted prevention strategies accompanying cardiac catheterization. METHODS: We searched MedLine and EMBASE for articles that developed or validated a clinical prediction model for CI-AKI or dialysis after angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention. Random effects meta-analysis was used to pool c-statistics of models. Heterogeneity was explored using stratified analyses and meta-regression...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543539/dna-damage-marker-%C3%AE-h2ax-is-a-potential-predictive-marker-for-progression-of-epithelial-dysplasia-of-the-oral-cavity
#6
E Y Leung, J D McMahon, D McLellan, N Syyed, C E McCarthy, C Nixon, C Orange, C Brock, K Hunter, P D Adams
AIMS: To evaluate the relationships between immunohistochemical markers related to cellular senescence, cell proliferation and histological grade of epithelial dysplasia of the oral cavity (OD). In addition, the predictive value of these markers for progression of OD was assessed. METHODS: Retrospective immunohistochemical analyses were performed on 86 formalin fixed and paraffin embedded specimens of OD and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) for Ki67, γH2AX, p53, p16, H3K9me3 and CycD1...
May 19, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543060/nogo-b-is-the-major-form-of-nogo-at-the-floor-plate-and-likely-mediates-crossing-of-commissural-axons-in-the-mouse-spinal-cord
#7
Liqing Wang, Chao Yu, Jun Wang, Peggy Leung, Ding Ma, Hui Zhao, Jeremy S H Taylor, Sun-On Chan
Using Nogo antibodies with defined binding specificity, Nogo-B, but not Nogo-A, was localized on radial glia in the floor plate of mouse embryos. The presence of Nogo-B was confirmed in Nogo-A knockout mice. In explant cultures of embryonic day (E) 11 and E12 spinal cord, blocking of NgR function with antagonist peptide NEP1-40 reduced the crossing of newly arrived commissural axons, resulting in an accumulation of growth cones in the floor plate. Analysis of growth cone morphology demonstrated an increase in size of growth cones in the floor plate after peptide treatment, which was not detected in axons growing towards the midline...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541963/correlation-of-structural-and-functional-outcome-measures-in-a-phase-one-trial-of-ciliary-neurotrophic-factor-in-type-2-idiopathic-macular-telangiectasia
#8
Ferenc B Sallo, Irene Leung, Traci E Clemons, Tunde Peto, Emily Y Chew, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Alan C Bird
PURPOSE: Macular telangiectasia Type 2 is a bilateral, progressive, potentially blinding retinal disease characterized by both vascular and neurodegenerative signs. Both the area of the break in the ellipsoid zone seen in "en face" optical coherence tomographic (OCT) images and microperimetric focal retinal sensitivity loss have been proposed as potential measures of progression in macular telangiectasia. The authors aimed to assess the characteristics and interrelationship of these structural and functional disease markers from the data collected in a phase one clinical trial of ciliary neurotrophic factor in macular telangiectasia...
May 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541775/cellular-response-to-exponentially-increasing-and-decreasing-dose-rates-implications-for-treatment-planning-in-targeted-radionuclide-therapy
#9
Jay H Solanki, Thomas Tritt, Jordan B Pasternack, Julia J Kim, Calvin N Leung, Jason D Domogauer, Nicholas W Colangelo, Venkat R Narra, Roger W Howell
The treatment of cancer using targeted radionuclide therapy is of interest to nuclear medicine and radiation oncology because of its potential for killing tumor cells while minimizing dose-limiting toxicities to normal tissue. The ionizing radiations emitted by radiopharmaceuticals deliver radiation absorbed doses over protracted periods of time with continuously varying dose rates. As targeted radionuclide therapy becomes a more prominent part of cancer therapy, accurate models for estimating the biologically effective dose (BED) or equieffective dose given in 2 fractions (EQD2α/β) will become essential for treatment planning...
May 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539310/terra-firma-forme-dermatosis
#10
Caroline P Allen, Genevieve A Casey, Charlotte Forrest, Halin Leung, Tess McPherson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538559/a-review-of-101-consecutive-subcutaneous-mastectomies-and-male-chest-contouring-using-the-concentric-circular-and-free-nipple-graft-techniques-in-female-to-male-transgender-patients
#11
Aaron D C Knox, Adelyn L Ho, Leslie Leung, Sally Hynes, A Yashar Tashakkor, Yoon Soo Park, Sheina A Macadam, Cameron C Bowman
BACKGROUND: Many techniques exist for subcutaneous mastectomy in female-to-male transgender patients. The authors review outcomes for two techniques and present an algorithm to aid surgeons in technique selection. METHODS: One hundred one consecutive female-to-male transgender patients undergoing subcutaneous mastectomy using the concentric circular or free nipple graft technique were retrospectively reviewed. An algorithm for procedure selection was created using classification and regression tree analysis...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538213/prediction-of-egfr-and-kras-mutation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-quantitative-18f-fdg-pet-ct-metrics
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Ryogo Minamimoto, Mehran Jamali, Olivier Gevaert, Sebastian Echegaray, Amanda Khuong, Chuong D Hoang, Joseph B Shrager, Sylvia K Plevritis, Daniel L Rubin, Ann N Leung, Sandy Napel, Andrew Quon
This study investigated the relationship between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and quantitative FDG-PET/CT parameters including tumor heterogeneity. 131 patients with NSCLC underwent staging FDG-PET/CT followed by tumor resection and histopathological analysis that included testing for the EGFR and KRAS gene mutations. Patient and lesion characteristics, including smoking habits and FDG uptake parameters, were correlated to each gene mutation...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537500/american-thyroid-association-ata-scientific-statement-on-the-use-of-potassium-iodide-ki-ingestion-in-a-nuclear-emergency
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Angela M Leung, Andrew J Bauer, Salvatore Benvenga, Alina V Brenner, James V Hennessey, James Hurley, Stacey Milan, Arthur B Schneider, Krishnamurthi Sundaram, Daniel Toft
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May 24, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536207/impaired-cerebral-autoregulation-measurement-and-application-to-stroke
#14
REVIEW
Li Xiong, Xiuyun Liu, Ty Shang, Peter Smielewski, Joseph Donnelly, Zhen-Ni Guo, Yi Yang, Thomas Leung, Marek Czosnyka, Rong Zhang, Jia Liu, Ka Sing Wong
Cerebral autoregulation (CA) is a protective mechanism that maintains cerebral blood flow at a relatively constant level despite fluctuations of cerebral perfusion pressure or arterial blood pressure. It is a universal physiological mechanism that may involve myogenic, neural control as well as metabolic regulations of cerebral vasculature in response to changes in pressure or cerebral blood flow. Traditionally, CA has been represented by a sigmoid curve with a wide plateau between about 50 mm Hg and 170 mm Hg of steady-state changes in mean arterial pressure, defined as static CA...
June 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535933/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-adjunctive-macrolide-treatment-in-adults-hospitalized-with-influenza-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nelson Lee, Chun-Kwok Wong, Martin C W Chan, Esther S L Yeung, Wilson W S Tam, Owen T Y Tsang, Kin-Wing Choi, Paul K S Chan, Angela Kwok, Grace C Y Lui, Wai-Shing Leung, Irene M H Yung, Rity Y K Wong, Catherine S K Cheung, David S C Hui
INTRODUCTION: - Macrolides can ameliorate inflammation in respiratory diseases, providing clinical benefits. Data in influenza is lacking. METHOD: - A randomized, open-label, multicenter trial among adults hospitalized for laboratory-confirmed influenza was conducted. Study treatments of oseltamivir and azithromycin (500 mg/day), or oseltamivir alone, both for 5 days, were allocated at 1:1 ratio. The primary outcome was plasma cytokine/chemokine concentration change over time (Day 0-10); secondary outcomes were viral load and symptom score changes...
May 20, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535769/association-between-home-food-preparation-skills-and-behaviour-and-consumption-of-ultra-processed-foods-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-uk-national-diet-and-nutrition-survey-2008-2009
#16
Matthew Chak Leung Lam, Jean Adams
BACKGROUND: 'Ultra-processed foods' (UPF) have been industrially processed and tend to be higher in saturated fat, sodium and sugar than other foods. There is some evidence that consumption of UPF is associated with overweight, obesity and related diseases. In developed countries more than half of dietary energy is attributed to UPF. One reason for reliance on UPF may be poor home food preparation skills or infrequent use of these. This relationship has been previously proposed but not tested...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535760/disparities-of-time-trends-and-birth-cohort-effects-on-invasive-breast-cancer-incidence-in-shanghai-and-hong-kong-pre-and-post-menopausal-women
#17
Feng Wang, Lap Ah Tse, Wing-Cheong Chan, Carol Chi-Hei Kwok, Siu-Lan Leung, Cherry Wu, Oscar Wai-Kong Mang, Roger Kai-Cheong Ngan, Mengjie Li, Wai-Cho Yu, Koon-Ho Tsang, Sze-Hong Law, Xiaoping Miao, Chunxiao Wu, Ying Zheng, Fan Wu, Xiaohong R Yang, Ignatius Tak-Sun Yu
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity among Shanghai and Hong Kong women, which contributes to 20-25% of new female cancer incidents. This study aimed to describe the temporal trend of breast cancer and interpret the potential effects on the observed secular trends. METHODS: Cancer incident data were obtained from the cancer registries. Age-standardized incidence rate was computed by the direct method using the World population of 2000...
May 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535317/fm-map-a-novel-in-training-examination-predicts-success-on-family-medicine-certification-examination
#18
Karl Iglar, Fok-Han Leung, Rahim Moineddin, Jodi Herold
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of our study was to assess the correlation between a locally developed In-Training Examination (ITE) and the certification examination in family medicine in Canada. METHODS: The ITE was taken twice yearly, which corresponded for most residents to the fifth, ninth, 17th, and 21st month of training. The results for the ITE were correlated to the CFPC certification examination taken in the 23rd month of residency. RESULTS: The scores on each of the four iterations of the ITE correlated moderately well with performance relating to problem solving skills and knowledge on the certification examination...
May 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535267/the-plasma-and-mucosal-igm-iga-and-igg-responses-to-the-vibrio-cholerae-o1-protein-immunome-in-adults-with-cholera-in-bangladesh
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Richelle C Charles, Rie Nakajima, Li Liang, Al Jasinskas, Amanda Berger, Daniel T Leung, Meagan Kelly, Peng Xu, Pavol Kovác, Samantha R Giffen, James D Harbison, Fahima Chowdhury, Ashraful I Khan, Stephen B Calderwood, Taufiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, Jason B Harris, Philip L Felgner, Firdausi Qadri, Edward T Ryan
Background.: Cholera is a severe dehydrating illness of humans caused by toxigenic strains of Vibrio cholerae O1 or O139. Identification of immunogenic V. cholerae antigens could lead to a better understanding of protective immunity in human cholera. Methods.: We probed microarrays containing 3652 V. cholerae antigens with plasma and antibody-in-lymphocyte supernatant (ALS, a surrogate marker of mucosal immune responses) from patients with severe cholera caused by V...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533444/t-follicular-helper-cell-derived-il-4-is-required-for-ige-production-during-intestinal-helminth-infection
#20
Alexandre P Meli, Ghislaine Fontés, Cindy Leung Soo, Irah L King
IgE production plays a crucial role in protective as well as pathogenic type 2 immune responses. Although the cytokine IL-4 is required for the development of IgE-producing plasma cells, the source of IL-4 and cellular requirements for optimal IgE responses remain unclear. Recent evidence suggests that T follicular helper (Tfh) cells are the primary producer of IL-4 in the reactive lymph node during type 2 immune responses. As Tfh cells are also required for the development of plasmablasts derived from germinal center and extrafollicular sources, we hypothesized that this cell subset is essential for the IgE plasmablast response...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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