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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747329/bioavailability-of-orange-juice-poly-phenols-the-impact-of-short-term-cessation-of-training-by-male-endurance-athletes
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Gema Pereira-Caro, Thelma Polyviou, Iziar A Ludwig, Ana-Maria Nastase, José Manuel Moreno-Rojas, Ada L Garcia, Dalia Malkova, Alan Crozier
Background: Physical exercise has been reported to increase the bioavailability of citrus flavanones.Objective: We investigated the bioavailability of orange juice (OJ) (poly)phenols in endurance-trained males before and after cessation of training for 7 d.Design: Ten fit, endurance-trained males, with a mean ± SD maximal oxygen consumption of 58.2 ± 5.3 mL · kg(-1) · min(-1), followed a low (poly)phenol diet for 2 d before drinking 500 mL of OJ containing 398 μmol of (poly)phenols, of which 330 μmol was flavanones...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747061/endovascular-treatment-for-steno-occlusive-iliac-artery-disease-safety-and-long-term-outcome
#2
Arne M Müller, Nicolas Langwieser, Christian Bradaric, Bernhard Haller, Massimiliano Fusaro, Ilka Ott, Nicolas von Beckerath, Adnan Kastrati, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Tareq Ibrahim
We evaluated safety and long-term outcome of endovascular therapy for steno-occlusive iliac artery disease. All endovascular procedures of iliac artery lesions performed at our institution between 2001 and 2014 (n = 676) were retrospectively analyzed. The overall technical success rate was 99% and yielded 100% for stenoses (n = 596) and 95% for chronic total occlusions (n = 80). Lesion complexity defined by the Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) II classification had no impact on success rates (TASC A + B vs C + D; 99...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746534/brazilian-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Rodrigo Abensur Athanazio, Luiz Vicente Ribeiro Ferreira da Silva, Alberto Andrade Vergara, Antônio Fernando Ribeiro, Carlos Antônio Riedi, Elenara da Fonseca Andrade Procianoy, Fabíola Villac Adde, Francisco José Caldeira Reis, José Dirceu Ribeiro, Lídia Alice Torres, Marcelo Bicalho de Fuccio, Matias Epifanio, Mônica de Cássia Firmida, Neiva Damaceno, Norberto Ludwig-Neto, Paulo José Cauduro Maróstica, Samia Zahi Rached, Suzana Fonseca de Oliveira Melo
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by dysfunction of the CFTR gene. It is a multisystem disease that most often affects White individuals. In recent decades, various advances in the diagnosis and treatment of CF have drastically changed the scenario, resulting in a significant increase in survival and quality of life. In Brazil, the current neonatal screening program for CF has broad coverage, and most of the Brazilian states have referral centers for the follow-up of individuals with the disease...
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745635/a-practical-guide-on-coupling-a-scanning-mobility-sizer-and-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometer-smps-icpms
#4
Mohamed Tarik, Debora Foppiano, Adrian Hess, Christian Ludwig
A large variety of analytical methods are available to characterize particles in aerosols and suspensions. The choice of the appropriate technique depends on the properties to be determined. In many fields information about particle size and chemical composition are of great importance. While in aerosol techniques particle size distributions of gas-borne particles are determined online, their elemental composition is commonly analyzed offline after an appropriate sampling and preparation procedure. To obtain both types of information online and simultaneously, a hyphenated setup was recently developed, including a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) and an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744036/interrelationship-between-postural-balance-and-body-posture-in-children-and-adolescents
#5
Oliver Ludwig
[Purpose] This study examined possible interrelationships between postural sway and posture parameters in children and adolescents with a particular focus on posture weakness. [Subjects and Methods] 308 healthy children and adolescents (124 girls, 184 boys, aged 12.3 ± 2.5 years) participated in the study. Posture parameters (posture index, head protrusion, trunk inclination) were determined based on posture photos in the sagittal plane. Postural sway was measured during 20 seconds on a force plate. The Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficients between the anthropometric and posture parameters and the sway path length (SPL) were calculated, as well as the coefficient of determination R(2)...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743787/isar-pebis-paclitaxel-eluting-balloon-versus-conventional-balloon-angioplasty-for-in-stent-restenosis-of-superficial-femoral-artery-a%C3%A2-randomized-trial
#6
Ilka Ott, Salvatore Cassese, Philipp Groha, Birgit Steppich, Felix Voll, Martin Hadamitzky, Tareq Ibrahim, Sebastian Kufner, Karl Dewitz, Theresa Wittmann, Albert Markus Kasel, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Massimiliano Fusaro
BACKGROUND: Paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) angioplasty has superior efficacy compared with conventional balloon angioplasty (BA) for de novo lesions of superficial femoral artery (SFA). Studies investigating the angiographic and clinical performance of PEB angioplasty versus BA for in-stent restenosis of SFA are limited. We performed a randomized trial to investigate angiographic and clinical performance of PEB versus BA for in-stent restenosis of SFA. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with symptomatic in-stent restenosis of SFA were randomly assigned to either PEB or BA at 2 centers in Munich, Germany...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742537/update-in-natural-orifice-translumenal-endoscopic-surgery-notes
#7
Joern Bernhardt, Sarah Sasse, Kaja Ludwig, Peter N Meier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The recent developments and clinical applications of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)-procedures and technologies are going to be presented. RECENT FINDINGS: In experimental as well as clinical settings, NOTES-procedures are predominantly performed in hybrid technique. Current experimental studies focus on the implementation of new surgical approaches as well as on the training of procedures. One emphasis in the clinical application is transrectal and transanal interventions...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739242/helicopter-emergency-medical-service-simulation-training-in-the-extreme-simulation-based-training-in-a-mountain-weather-chamber
#8
Urs Pietsch, Ludwig Ney, Oliver Kreuzer, Armin Berner, Volker Lischke
Mountain rescue operations often confront crews with extreme weather conditions. Extremely cold temperatures make standard treatment sometimes difficult or even impossible. It is well-known that most manual tasks, including those involved in mountain rescue operations, are slowed by extremely cold weather. To lessen and improve the decrement in performance of emergency medical treatment caused by cold-induced manual impairment and inadequate medical equipment and supplies, simulation training in a weather chamber, which can produce wind and temperatures up to -22°C, was developed...
July 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738146/high-throughput-structural-and-functional-characterization-of-the-thin-film-materials-system-ni-co-al
#9
Peer Decker, Dennis Naujoks, Dennis Langenkaemper, Christoph Somsen, Alfred Ludwig
High-throughput methods were used to investigate a Ni-Co-Al thin film materials library. This material system is of interest for superalloys and shape memory alloys. High resolution grazing incidence x-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements were carried out to identify the library's phase regions; d-spacing maps, based on peak fitting, were used to determine more precisely the compositional existence regions of phases. Thin film texture, which was observed in XRD, was also addressed. Finally, magneto-optical measurements were performed to confirm the results of the XRD measurements...
July 24, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732180/the-role-of-noncoding-genetic-variation-in-isolated-orofacial-clefts
#10
F Thieme, K U Ludwig
In the past decade, medical genetic research has generated multiple discoveries, many of which were obtained via genome-wide association studies (GWASs). A major GWAS finding is that the majority of risk variants for complex traits map to noncoding regions. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in terms of the interpretation of human genomic sequence variation, with more attention now being paid to what was previously termed "junk DNA." Translation of genetic findings into biologically meaningful results requires 1) large-scale and cell-specific efforts to annotate non-protein-coding regions and 2) the integration of comprehensive genomic data sets...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731737/robust-single-shot-spin-measurement-with-99-5-fidelity-in-a-quantum-dot-array
#11
Takashi Nakajima, Matthieu R Delbecq, Tomohiro Otsuka, Peter Stano, Shinichi Amaha, Jun Yoneda, Akito Noiri, Kento Kawasaki, Kenta Takeda, Giles Allison, Arne Ludwig, Andreas D Wieck, Daniel Loss, Seigo Tarucha
We demonstrate a new method for projective single-shot measurement of two electron spin states (singlet versus triplet) in an array of gate-defined lateral quantum dots in GaAs. The measurement has very high fidelity and is robust with respect to electric and magnetic fluctuations in the environment. It exploits a long-lived metastable charge state, which increases both the contrast and the duration of the charge signal distinguishing the two measurement outcomes. This method allows us to evaluate the charge measurement error and the spin-to-charge conversion error separately...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730465/time-varying-decision-boundaries-insights-from-optimality-analysis
#12
Gaurav Malhotra, David S Leslie, Casimir J H Ludwig, Rafal Bogacz
The most widely used account of decision-making proposes that people choose between alternatives by accumulating evidence in favor of each alternative until this evidence reaches a decision boundary. It is frequently assumed that this decision boundary stays constant during a decision, depending on the evidence collected but not on time. Recent experimental and theoretical work has challenged this assumption, showing that constant decision boundaries are, in some circumstances, sub-optimal. We introduce a theoretical model that facilitates identification of the optimal decision boundaries under a wide range of conditions...
July 20, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729720/comparative-gene-expression-profiling-of-the-large-cell-variant-of-gastrointestinal-marginal-zone-b-cell-lymphoma
#13
Thomas F E Barth, Johann M Kraus, Ludwig Lausser, Lucia Flossbach, Lukas Schulte, Karlheinz Holzmann, Hans A Kestler, Peter Möller
Gastrointestinal (g.i.) large cell lymphoma is currently regarded as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) despite a more favorable clinical outcome compared to other DLBCL. Cluster analyses on a transcriptome signature of NF-κB target genes of 30 g.i. marginal zone B-cell lymphomas (MZBL; 8 g.i. MZBL, 22 large cell MZBL - among them 9 with coexisting small cell component) and 6 DLBCL (3 activated B-cell like (ABC), 3 germinal center-like (GCB)) reveals a distinct pattern. The distinctiveness of large cell MZBL samples is further confirmed by a cohort of 270 available B-cell lymphoma and B-cell in silico profiles...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728637/drinking-location-and-drinking-culture-and-their-association-with-alcohol-use-among-girls-and-boys-in-europe
#14
Bettina Grüne, Daniela Piontek, Pawel Sleczka, Ludwig Kraus, Oliver Pogarell
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to (a) investigate the relationship between drinking location and adolescent alcohol use, (b) analyze the association of drinking culture indicators with alcohol use, and (c) explore interaction effects of drinking location and drinking culture indicators. METHOD: Analyses were based on the 2011 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD). The analytical sample consisted of 15- to 16-year-old students (N = 36,366; 51...
July 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728176/the-epidemiology-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-the-united-states
#15
Cassie A Ludwig, Tiffany A Chen, Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Andrew A Moshfeghi, Darius M Moshfeghi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of blindness in premature and low birth weight infants. Here, the authors examine the incidence of ROP in the United States and evaluate risk factors associated with ROP development. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The National Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database was queried for all newborns with and without ROP. Adjusted odds ratios were constructed for predictors of ROP using multivariate logistic regression modeling...
July 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726522/steerable-induction-of-the-thymosin-%C3%A3-4-mrtf-a-pathway-via-aav-based-overexpression-induces-therapeutic-neovascularization
#16
Tilman Ziegler, Markus Kraus, Wira Husada, Florian Gesenhues, Qui Jiang, Olaf Pinkenburg, Teresa Trenkwalder, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Ferdinand le Noble, Christian Weber, Christian Kupatt, Rabea Hinkel
Viral vectors have been frequently used in a variety of preclinical animal models to deliver genetic constructs into tissues. Among the vectors used, adeno-associated viral vectors (AAVs) may be targeted to specific tissues, depending on the serotype used. Moreover, they show robust expression for prolonged periods of time and have a low immunogenic potential. Furthermore, AAVs, unlike other vector systems, only display a low rate of genomic integration. However, to ensure efficient transgene production, expression is typically driven by constitutively active promoters, such as the CMV promotor...
July 20, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721466/the-moge-s-classification-for-cardiomyopathies-current-status-and-future-outlook
#17
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Julian G Westphal, Angelos G Rigopoulos, Constantinos Bakogiannis, Sarah E Ludwig, Sophie Mavrogeni, Boris Bigalke, Torsten Doenst, Matthias Pauschinger, Carsten Tschöpe, P Christian Schulze, Michel Noutsias
Cardiomyopathies are complex diseases of multifactorial pathogenesis and have a high morbidity and mortality. Over the past decades, several revisions of classifications and definitions of cardiomyopathies have been proposed, primarily focusing on the phenotypic characterization of cardiomyopathies. The MOGE(S) classification system published in 2013 encompasses the classification of rapidly growing knowledge on genetic mutations, acquired causes (i.e., intramyocardial inflammation, viral infections), and further conditions involved in the induction of cardiomyopathies (e...
July 19, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721105/prediction-of-efficacy-for-conversion-from-adjunctive-therapy-to-monotherapy-with-eslicarbazepine-acetate-800-mg-once-daily-for-partial-onset-epilepsy
#18
Soujanya Sunkaraneni, Julie A Passarell, Elizabeth A Ludwig, Jill Fiedler-Kelly, Janet K Pitner, Todd A Grinnell, David Blum
PURPOSE: Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) is a once-daily (QD) oral antiepileptic drug (AED) indicated for partial-onset seizures (POS). Clinical studies of gradual conversion to ESL 1,200 and 1,600 mg QD monotherapies were previously conducted in patients with POS who were not well-controlled by 1 or 2 AEDs. This report describes modeling and simulation of plasma eslicarbazepine (primary active metabolite of ESL) concentrations and time to monotherapy study exit to predict efficacy for conversion to ESL monotherapy at a lower dose of 800 mg, as an option for patients requiring or not tolerating higher doses since this regimen is effective in adjunctive therapy for POS...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718184/-natriuretic-propeptide-as-an-early-marker-for-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-very-preterm-neonates
#19
Ludwig Gortner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714259/dopant-free-hole-transporting-materials-for-stable-and-efficient-perovskite-solar-cells
#20
Sanghyun Paek, Peng Qin, Yonghui Lee, Kyung Taek Cho, Peng Gao, Giulia Grancini, Emad Oveisi, Paul Gratia, Kasparas Rakstys, Shaheen A Al-Muhtaseb, Christian Ludwig, Jaejung Ko, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin
Molecularly engineered novel dopant-free hole-transporting materials for perovskite solar cells (PSCs) combined with mixed-perovskite (FAPbI3 )0.85 (MAPbBr3 )0.15 (MA: CH3 NH3(+) , FA: NH=CHNH3(+) ) that exhibit an excellent power conversion efficiency of 18.9% under AM 1.5 conditions are investigated. The mobilities of FA-CN, and TPA-CN are determined to be 1.2 × 10(-4) cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) and 1.1 × 10(-4) cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) , respectively. Exceptional stability up to 500 h is measured with the PSC based on FA-CN...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
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