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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719864/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pancreatic-tumors-using-iron-oxide-nanoworms-targeted-with-ptr86-peptide
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Yasaman Ahmadi, Genady Kostenich, Mor Oron-Herman, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Arie Orenstein, Siroos Mirzaei, Peter Knoll
To cut the high mortality rate of malignant disease such as pancreatic cancer, development of newly diagnostic probes for early stage detection of tumor lesions is required. Multimodal imaging nanoprobes allowing targeted and real time functional/anatomical imaging of tumors meet the demands. For this purpose, a MRI/optical dual-modality probe based on biodegradable magnetic iron oxide nanoworms has been developed. The cross-linked surface of nanoworms were anchored to fluorescent dyes and to FITC.PTR86; a novel synthetic peptide with high affinity towards somatostatin receptors...
July 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718938/quality-control-of-ultrasound-for-fetal-biometry-results-from-the-intergrowth-21-st-project
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Angelo Cavallaro, Stephen T Ash, Raffaele Napolitano, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Eric O Ohuma, Malid Molloholli, Joyce Sande, Ippokratis Sarris, Christos Ioannou, Tess Norris, Vera Donadono, Maria Carvalho, Manorama Purwar, Fernando C Barros, Yasmin A Jaffer, Enrico Bertino, Ruyan Pang, Michael G Gravett, Laurent J Salomon, Julia Alison Noble, Douglas G Altman, Aris T Papageorghiou
OBJECTIVES: To assess a comprehensive package of ultrasound quality control in a large multicentre study of fetal growth - the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project. METHODS: We performed quality control (QC) measures on 20,313 ultrasound scan images taken prospectively from 4,321 fetuses at 14-41 weeks' gestation in eight geographical locations. At the time of each ultrasound examination, three fetal biometric variables were measured in triplicate on separately generated images: head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC) and femur length (FL)...
July 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718771/substitutional-carbon-doping-of-free-standing-and-ru-supported-bn-sheets-a-first-principles-study
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Natalia Berseneva, Hannu-Pekka Komsa, Ville Vierimaa, Torbjörn Björkman, Zheyong Fan, Ari Harju, Milica Todorović, Arkady Krasheninnikov, Risto M Nieminen
Development of spatially homogeneous mixed structures with boron (B), nitrogen (N) and carbon (C) atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice is highly desirable, as they open a possibility to create stable two-dimensional materials with tunable band gaps. However, at least in the free-standing form, the mixed BCN system is energetically driven towards phase segregation to graphene and hexagonal BN. It is possible to overcome the segregation when BCN material is grown on a particular metal substrate, for example Ru(0001), but the stabilization mechanism is still unknown...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718012/implant-decontamination-with-phosphoric-acid-during-surgical-peri-implantitis-treatment-a-rct
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Diederik F M Hentenaar, Yvonne C M De Waal, Hans Strooker, Henny J A Meijer, Arie-Jan Van Winkelhoff, Gerry M Raghoebar
BACKGROUND: Peri-implantitis is known as an infectious disease that affects the peri-implant soft and hard tissue. Today, scientific literature provides very little evidence for an effective intervention protocol for treatment of peri-implantitis. The aim of the present randomized controlled trial is to evaluate the microbiological and clinical effectiveness of phosphoric acid as a decontaminating agent of the implant surface during surgical peri-implantitis treatment. METHODS: Peri-implantitis lesions were treated with resective surgical treatment aimed at peri-implant granulation tissue removal, bone recontouring, and pocket elimination...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717632/effect-of-different-intracoronal-bleaching-methods-on-shear-bond-strength-of-ceramic-brackets-bonded-to-bleached-enamel-an-in-vitro-study
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Vikas Chauhan, Piush Kumar, Payal Sharma, Divya Shetty
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of different intracoronal bleaching methods on the shear bond strength and site of failure of ceramic brackets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty freshly extracted human maxillary incisors were randomly divided into four groups (n = 15). Endodontic access cavity was prepared and root canals were filled, root fillings were removed 2mm apical to the cementoenamel junction, and a 2-mmthick layer of glass ionomer cement base was applied...
July 2017: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717351/serial-sampling-of-serum-protein-biomarkers-for-monitoring-human-traumatic-brain-injury-dynamics-a-systematic-review
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Eric Peter Thelin, Frederick Adam Zeiler, Ari Ercole, Stefania Mondello, András Büki, Bo-Michael Bellander, Adel Helmy, David K Menon, David W Nelson
BACKGROUND: The proteins S100B, neuron-specific enolase (NSE), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1), and neurofilament light (NF-L) have been serially sampled in serum of patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) in order to assess injury severity and tissue fate. We review the current literature of serum level dynamics of these proteins following TBI and used the term "effective half-life" (t1/2) in order to describe the "fall" rate in serum...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717000/empathy-burnout-and-antibiotic-prescribing-for-acute-respiratory-infections-a-cross-sectional-primary-care-study-in-the-us
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Bob Z Sun, Alexander Chaitoff, Bo Hu, Kathleen Neuendorf, Mahesh Manne, Michael B Rothberg
BACKGROUND: The impact of physician-patient relationship factors, such as physician empathy and burnout, on antibiotic prescribing has not been characterised. AIM: To assess associations between physician empathy and burnout and antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study of primary care practices in the Cleveland Clinic Health System in the US. METHOD: Patient and prescribing data were obtained from the medical record...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716691/acute-injuries-in-finnish-junior-floorball-league-players
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Kati Pasanen, Jussi Hietamo, Tommi Vasankari, Pekka Kannus, Ari Heinonen, Urho M Kujala, Ville M Mattila, Jari Parkkari
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence and characteristics of acute time-loss injuries in Finnish junior floorball league players. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with 3-year follow-up. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-six female and male players (mean age 16.6±1.4) took part in the follow-up study (2011-2014). The training hours and games were recorded on a team diary. Floorball related acute injuries were registered and verified by a research physician...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716438/the-impact-of-knowledge-transfer-on-the-detection-of-venous-invasion-in-colorectal-cancer
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Richard Kirsch, Naziheh Assarzadegan, David E Messenger, Ari Juda, Robert H Riddell, Aaron Pollett, Catherine J Streutker, Dimitrios X Divaris, Ken J Newell, Russell G Price, Sharyn Smith, Sahar Al-Haddad, Jeremy R Parfitt, David K Driman
Venous invasion (VI) is an independent predictor of hematogenous metastasis and mortality in colorectal cancer (CRC), yet remains widely under-reported. Its detection may require recognition of subtle morphologic clues which at times are only unmasked with an elastin stain. This study evaluates the impact of a knowledge transfer initiative (KTI) on VI detection in a "real world" pathology practice setting. Following participation in an interobserver variability study of VI detection (Kirsch et al 2013), twelve participants received educational materials highlighting key issues in VI detection...
July 14, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716288/uric-acid-levels-correlate-with-the-severity-of-diabetic-sensorimotor-polyneuropathy
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Alon Abraham, Ari Breiner, Carolina Barnett, Hans D Katzberg, Leif E Lovblom, Bruce A Perkins, Vera Bril
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most frequent complication in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), and is associated with age, DM duration, and HbA1c levels. In addition, higher uric acid (UA) levels are reported in patients with DSP. OBJECTIVES: To explore whether UA levels correlate with DSP severity. METHODS: We extracted the demographic data, clinical history, neurological and electrophysiological examinations and laboratory findings of 115 patients diagnosed with DSP from January 2012 to December 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716110/phylogenic-analysis-of-human-bocavirus-detected-in-children-with-acute-respiratory-infection-in-yaounde-cameroon
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Sebastien Kenmoe, Marie-Astrid Vernet, Mohamadou Njankouo-Ripa, Véronique Beng Penlap, Astrid Vabret, Richard Njouom
OBJECTIVE: Human Bocavirus (HBoV) was first identified in 2005 and has been shown to be a common cause of respiratory infections and gastroenteritis in children. In a recent study, we found that 10.7% of children with acute respiratory infections (ARI) were infected by HBoV. Genetic characterization of this virus remains unknown in Central Africa, particularly in Cameroon Leeding us to evaluate the molecular characteristics of HBoV strains in Cameroonian children with ARI. RESULTS: Phylogenetic analysis of partial HBoV VP1/2 sequences showed a low level of nucleotide variation and the circulation of HBoV genotype 1 (HBoV-1) only...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710463/erratum-genomic-rna-folding-mediates-assembly-of-human-parechovirus
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Shabih Shakeel, Eric C Dykeman, Simon J White, Ari Ora, Joseph J B Cockburn, Sarah J Butcher, Peter G Stockley, Reidun Twarock
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July 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709801/lymphatic-endothelial-cells-control-initiation-of-lymph-node-organogenesis
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Lucas Onder, Urs Mörbe, Natalia Pikor, Mario Novkovic, Hung-Wei Cheng, Thomas Hehlgans, Klaus Pfeffer, Burkhard Becher, Ari Waisman, Thomas Rülicke, Jennifer Gommerman, Christopher G Mueller, Shinichiro Sawa, Elke Scandella, Burkhard Ludewig
Lymph nodes (LNs) are strategically situated throughout the body at junctures of the blood vascular and lymphatic systems to direct immune responses against antigens draining from peripheral tissues. The current paradigm describes LN development as a programmed process that is governed through the interaction between mesenchymal lymphoid tissue organizer (LTo) cells and hematopoietic lymphoid tissue inducer (LTi) cells. Using cell-type-specific ablation of key molecules involved in lymphoid organogenesis, we found that initiation of LN development is dependent on LTi-cell-mediated activation of lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) and that engagement of mesenchymal stromal cells is a succeeding event...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707514/removal-of-estrone-17%C3%AE-estradiol-and-estriol-from-sewage-and-cow-dung-by-immobilized-novosphingobium-sp-ari-1
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Juan Liu, Shunyao Li, Xin Li, Yanzheng Gao, Wanting Ling
Immobilized bacterial agents (IBA) can increase the cell density and improve the environmental adaptability of bacteria, as well as reduce competition by indigenous microorganisms and enhances the biodegradation of contaminants in complex matrices. An estrogen-degrading bacterium, Novosphingobium sp. ARI-1, was immobilized in calcium alginate (CA) using an embedding method and applied to the removal of estrogens from natural sewage and cow dung. The optimum immobilization conditions were as follows: sodium alginate (SA) and CaCl2·2H2O concentrations of 5% (m/v) and 4% (m/v), respectively; a bacterial suspension to sodium alginate ratio of 1:2; and crosslinking for 6 h at 4°C...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707381/radiation-associated-lens-changes-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory-results-from-the-ic-cataract-cataracts-attributed-to-radiation-in-the-cath-lab-study
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Aris Karatasakis, Harilaos S Brilakis, Barbara A Danek, Judit Karacsonyi, Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, Phuong-Khanh J Nguyen-Trong, Aya J Alame, Michele K Roesle, Bavana V Rangan, Kenneth Rosenfield, Roxana Mehran, Ehtisham Mahmud, Charles E Chambers, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between occupational exposure to ionizing radiation and the prevalence of lens changes in interventional cardiologists (ICs) and catheterization laboratory ("cath-lab") staff. BACKGROUND: Exposure to ionizing radiation is associated with the development of lens opacities. ICs and cath-lab staff can receive high doses of ionizing radiation without protection, and may thus be at risk for lens opacity formation. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at an interventional cardiology conference...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706125/a-meta-analysis-of-contemporary-lesion-modification-strategies-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-244-795-patients-from-22-studies
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Barbara Anna Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Judit Karacsonyi, Waleed Alharbi, Michele Roesle, Bavana V Rangan, M Nicholas Burke, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVES: Outcomes with use of lesion-modification strategies in the drug-eluting stent era have received limited study. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of 22 studies published between 2004-2016 reporting outcomes after use of rotational atherectomy, cutting-balloon, and scoring-balloon angioplasty. RESULTS: In observational trials, acute luminal gain was higher after lesion modification as compared with control (standardized mean difference, 0...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705996/different-gene-response-to-mechanical-loading-during-early-and-late-phases-of-rat-achilles-tendon-healing
#17
Malin Hammerman, Parmis Blomgran, Arie Dansac, Pernilla Eliasson, Per Aspenberg
Mechanical loading stimulates tendon healing both when applied in the inflammatory phase and in the early remodeling phase of the process, although not necessarily via the same mechanisms. We investigated the gene response to mechanical loading in these two phases of tendon healing. The right Achilles tendon in rats was transected and the hind limbs were unloaded by tail suspension. The rats were exposed to 5 minutes of treadmill running 3 or 14 days after tendon transection. Thereafter, they were re-suspended for 15 minutes or 3 hours until euthanasia...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704409/soluble-activin-type-iib-receptor-improves-fracture-healing-in-a-closed-tibial-fracture-mouse-model
#18
Tero Puolakkainen, Petri Rummukainen, Jemina Lehto, Olli Ritvos, Ari Hiltunen, Anna-Marja Säämänen, Riku Kiviranta
Fractures still present a significant burden to patients due to pain and periods of unproductivity. Numerous growth factors have been identified to regulate bone remodeling. However, to date, only the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are used to enhance fracture healing in clinical settings. Activins are pleiotropic growth factors belonging to the TGF-β superfamily. We and others have recently shown that treatment with recombinant fusion proteins of activin receptors greatly increases bone mass in different animal models by trapping activins and other ligands thus inhibiting their signaling pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703336/a-genome-wide-association-study-reveals-candidate-genes-for-the-supernumerary-nipple-phenotype-in-sheep-ovis-aries
#19
W-F Peng, S-S Xu, X Ren, F-H Lv, X-L Xie, Y-X Zhao, M Zhang, Z-Q Shen, Y-L Ren, L Gao, M Shen, J Kantanen, M-H Li
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have been widely applied in livestock to identify genes associated with traits of economic interest. Here, we conducted the first GWAS of the supernumerary nipple phenotype in Wadi sheep, a native Chinese sheep breed, based on Ovine Infinium HD SNP BeadChip genotypes in a total of 144 ewes (75 cases with four teats, including two normal and two supernumerary teats, and 69 control cases with two teats). We detected 63 significant SNPs at the chromosome-wise threshold. Additionally, one candidate region (chr1: 170...
July 12, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702076/the-management-of-intra-abdominal-infections-from-a-global-perspective-2017-wses-guidelines-for-management-of-intra-abdominal-infections
#20
REVIEW
Massimo Sartelli, Alain Chichom-Mefire, Francesco M Labricciosa, Timothy Hardcastle, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Abdulrashid K Adesunkanmi, Luca Ansaloni, Miklosh Bala, Zsolt J Balogh, Marcelo A Beltrán, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L Biffl, Arianna Birindelli, Miguel A Cainzos, Gianbattista Catalini, Marco Ceresoli, Asri Che Jusoh, Osvaldo Chiara, Federico Coccolini, Raul Coimbra, Francesco Cortese, Zaza Demetrashvili, Salomone Di Saverio, Jose J Diaz, Valery N Egiev, Paula Ferrada, Gustavo P Fraga, Wagih M Ghnnam, Jae Gil Lee, Carlos A Gomes, Andreas Hecker, Torsten Herzog, Jae Il Kim, Kenji Inaba, Arda Isik, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Jeffry Kashuk, Vladimir Khokha, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Yoram Kluger, Kaoru Koike, Victor Y Kong, Ari Leppaniemi, Gustavo M Machain, Ronald V Maier, Sanjay Marwah, Michael E McFarlane, Giulia Montori, Ernest E Moore, Ionut Negoi, Iyiade Olaoye, Abdelkarim H Omari, Carlos A Ordonez, Bruno M Pereira, Gerson A Pereira Júnior, Guntars Pupelis, Tarcisio Reis, Boris Sakakhushev, Norio Sato, Helmut A Segovia Lohse, Vishal G Shelat, Kjetil Søreide, Waldemar Uhl, Jan Ulrych, Harry Van Goor, George C Velmahos, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Imtiaz Wani, Dieter G Weber, Sanoop K Zachariah, Fausto Catena
Intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) are common surgical emergencies and have been reported as major contributors to non-trauma deaths in the emergency departments worldwide. The cornerstones of effective treatment of IAIs are early recognition, adequate source control, and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Prompt resuscitation of patients with ongoing sepsis is of utmost important. In hospitals worldwide, non-acceptance of, or lack of access to, accessible evidence-based practices and guidelines result in overall poorer outcome of patients suffering IAIs...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
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