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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679954/are-changes-in-drinking-related-to-changes-in-cannabis-use-among-swedish-adolescents-a-time-series-analysis-for-the-period-1989-2016
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Isabella Gripe, Anna-Karin Danielsson, Mats Ramstedt
AIMS: To examine if changes in alcohol consumption are associated with changes in cannabis use among Swedish adolescents in a period of diverging trends, and to investigate if cannabis and alcohol act as complements or substitutes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Data comprise a nationally representative annual school survey of alcohol and drug habits among Swedish 9th grade students (15-16 years) covering the years 1989-2016 (n=149 603). Alcohol and cannabis use were measured concurrently and alcohol consumption was measured in liters of 100% alcohol per year...
April 21, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679914/a-multi-site-proof-of-concept-investigation-of-computerized-approach-avoidance-training-in-adolescent-cannabis-users
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Joanna Jacobus, Charles T Taylor, Kevin M Gray, Lindsay R Meredith, Anna M Porter, Irene Li, Norma Castro, Lindsay M Squeglia
BACKGROUND: Few effective treatment options exist for cannabis-using youth. This pilot study aimed to test Approach-Avoidance Training to reduce cannabis use with non-treatment-seeking adolescents. METHODS: Eighty cannabis-using non-treatment-seeking adolescents (average age 19) were recruited from San Diego, California and Charleston, South Carolina, and randomized to complete either six sessions of Cannabis Approach-Avoidance Task Training (CAAT-training) designed to reduce automatic approach biases for cannabis cues or CAAT-sham training...
April 11, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679825/technologies-for-the-management-of-msw-incineration-ashes-from-gas-cleaning-new-perspectives-on-recovery-of-secondary-raw-materials-and-circular-economy
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Margarida J Quina, Elza Bontempi, Anna Bogush, Stefan Schlumberger, Gisela Weibel, Roberto Braga, Valerio Funari, Jiri Hyks, Erik Rasmussen, Jakob Lederer
Environmental policies in the European Union focus on the prevention of hazardous waste and aim to mitigate its impact on human health and ecosystems. However, progress is promoting a shift in perspective from environmental impacts to resource recovery. Municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) has been increasing in developed countries, thus the amount of air pollution control residues (APCr) and fly ashes (FA) have followed the same upward trend. APCr from MSWI is classified as hazardous waste in the List of Waste (LoW) and as an absolute entry (19 01 07*), but FA may be classified as a mirror entry (19 0 13*/19 01 14)...
April 17, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679756/myh9-structure-functions-and-role-of-non-muscle-myosin-iia-in-human-disease
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Alessandro Pecci, Xuefei Ma, Anna Savoia, Robert S Adelstein
The MYH9 gene encodes the heavy chain of non-muscle myosin IIA, a widely expressed cytoplasmic myosin that participates in a variety of processes requiring the generation of intracellular chemomechanical force and translocation of the actin cytoskeleton. Non-muscle myosin IIA functions are regulated by phosphorylation of its 20 kDa light chain, of the heavy chain, and by interactions with other proteins. Variants of MYH9 cause an autosomal-dominant disorder, termed MYH9-related disease, and may be involved in other conditions, such as chronic kidney disease, non-syndromic deafness, and cancer...
April 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679708/the-impact-of-polymers-on-3d-microstructure-and-controlled-release-of-sildenafil-citrate-from-hydrophilic-matrices
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Anna Krupa, Zbisław Tabor, Jacek Tarasiuk, Beata Strach, Krzysztof Pociecha, Elżbieta Wyska, Sebastian Wroński, Ewelina Łyszczarz, Renata Jachowicz
Sildenafil citrate has short biological half-life in humans. Thus, matrix tablets of controlled release were designed and prepared by compaction on the basis of hydrophilic polymers, i.e. HPMC, sodium alginate, carbomer, poloxamer and their mixtures. The impact of these polymers on sildenafil release in vitro and its pharmacokinetics in vivo was evaluated. Since drug release rate from hydrophilic matrices can be govern by the porosity of the matrix, the microstructure of tablets was studied using X-ray microcomputed tomography...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679517/urogenital-function-three-years-after-abdominoperineal-excision-for-rectal-cancer
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Anna Ledebo, David Bock, Mattias Prytz, Eva Haglind, Eva Angenete
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore urogenital dysfunction and associated risk factors after treatment of rectal cancer, in a large national cohort of patients three years after abdominoperineal excision and to compare outcomes with a reference population and a cohort of patients operated for prostate cancer. METHOD: Patients treated with abdominoperineal excision 2007-2009 were identified using the Swedish ColoRectal Cancer Registry. All consenting patients received a questionnaire...
April 21, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679188/why-do-people-help-each-other-motivations-of-volunteers-who-assisted-persons-with-disabilities-during-world-youth-day
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Edyta Janus, Anna Misiorek
A growing number of researchers attempt to identify the reasons why some people become volunteers. An analysis of the motives of people who helped persons with disabilities for free during World Youth Day, a renowned religious event, may contribute to this discussion. The aim of this article is to present the results of a survey encompassing 51 volunteers who assisted persons with disabilities during the 31st World Youth Day, which was held in Poland in 2016.
April 20, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679142/conflict-modification-predictable-production-of-congruent-situations-facilitates-responding-in-a-stroop-task
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Constantin Schmidts, Anna Foerster, Wilfried Kunde
Humans cope with cognitive conflict in various ways, such as focusing on task-relevant instead of task-irrelevant information or avoiding situations where conflict is likely. These adaptations to conflict resemble those used to cope with negative affect. We examined whether situation modification, a strategy derived from the extended process model of emotion regulation, may influence responding in cognitive conflict tasks. This should be evident by a facilitation of actions that consistently modify situations towards congruent (positive) situations rather than to incongruent (negative) situations...
April 20, 2018: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679087/optical-and-tectonic-corneal-transplant-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-singapore-within-the-singapore-corneal-transplant-registry
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Dawn Ho, Charmaine Chai, Hazel Lin, Hla Myint Htoon, Anna Marie Tan, Ray Manotosh, Donald Tan
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to describe and compare corneal graft survival and optical outcomes following deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with penetrating keratoplasty (PK), and to document tectonic success of patch grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, non-randomised, comparative and descriptive cohort study. A total of 139 eyes that underwent primary keratoplasty between 2000 and 2016 were included, and the following data was extracted: demographics, clinical diagnosis and primary indication, pre- and intraoperative risk factors, postkeratoplasty outcomes, and complications...
March 2018: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679021/systematic-evaluation-of-rna-quality-microarray-data-reliability-and-pathway-analysis-in-fresh-fresh-frozen-and-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissue-samples
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Isabella Wimmer, Anna R Tröscher, Florian Brunner, Stephen J Rubino, Christian G Bien, Howard L Weiner, Hans Lassmann, Jan Bauer
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues are valuable resources commonly used in pathology. However, formalin fixation modifies nucleic acids challenging the isolation of high-quality RNA for genetic profiling. Here, we assessed feasibility and reliability of microarray studies analysing transcriptome data from fresh, fresh-frozen (FF) and FFPE tissues. We show that reproducible microarray data can be generated from only 2 ng FFPE-derived RNA. For RNA quality assessment, fragment size distribution (DV200) and qPCR proved most suitable...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679020/comparative-genomics-provides-insights-into-the-lifestyle-and-reveals-functional-heterogeneity-of-dark-septate-endophytic-fungi
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Dániel G Knapp, Julianna B Németh, Kerrie Barry, Matthieu Hainaut, Bernard Henrissat, Jenifer Johnson, Alan Kuo, Joanne Hui Ping Lim, Anna Lipzen, Matt Nolan, Robin A Ohm, László Tamás, Igor V Grigoriev, Joseph W Spatafora, László G Nagy, Gábor M Kovács
Dark septate endophytes (DSE) are a form-group of root endophytic fungi with elusive functions. Here, the genomes of two common DSE of semiarid areas, Cadophora sp. and Periconia macrospinosa were sequenced and analyzed with another 32 ascomycetes of different lifestyles. Cadophora sp. (Helotiales) and P. macrospinosa (Pleosporales) have genomes of 70.46 Mb and 54.99 Mb with 22,766 and 18,750 gene models, respectively. The majority of DSE-specific protein clusters lack functional annotation with no similarity to characterized proteins, implying that they have evolved unique genetic innovations...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678981/cohort-profile-the-italian-network-of-longitudinal-metropolitan-studies-in-limes-a-multicentre-cohort-for-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-health-monitoring
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Nicola Caranci, Chiara Di Girolamo, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Teresa Spadea, Barbara Pacelli, Serena Broccoli, Paola Ballotari, Giuseppe Costa, Nicolás Zengarini, Nera Agabiti, Anna Maria Bargagli, Laura Cacciani, Cristina Canova, Laura Cestari, Annibale Biggeri, Laura Grisotto, Gianna Terni, Gianfranco Costanzo, Concetta Mirisola, Alessio Petrelli
PURPOSE: The Italian Network of Longitudinal Metropolitan Studies (IN-LiMeS) is a system of integrated data on health outcomes, demographic and socioeconomic information, and represents a powerful tool to study health inequalities. PARTICIPANTS: IN-LiMeS is a multicentre and multipurpose pool of metropolitan population cohorts enrolled in nine Italian cities: Turin, Venice, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, Florence, Leghorn, Prato and Rome. Data come from record linkage of municipal population registries, the 2001 population census, mortality registers and hospital discharge archives...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678979/observational-cross-sectional-study-of-nasal-staphylococcal-species-of-medical-students-of-diverse-geographical-origin-prior-to-healthcare-exposure-prevalence-of-scc-mec-fusc-fusb-and-the-arginine-catabolite-mobile-element-acme-in-the-absence-of-selective-antibiotic
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Paulo E Budri, Anna C Shore, David C Coleman, Peter M Kinnevey, Hilary Humpreys, Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate co-located nasal Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) (mainly Staphylococcus epidermidis ), recovered from healthy medical students in their preclinical year, prior to exposure to the healthcare environment, for the carriage of genes and genetic elements common to both species and that may contribute to S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) evolution. DESIGN: Prospective observational cross-sectional study...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678824/metabolic-karma-the-atherogenic-legacy-of-diabetes-the-2017-edwin-bierman-award-lecture
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Mark Emmanuel Cooper, Assam El-Osta, Terri Jean Allen, Anna Margareta Dorothea Watson, Merlin Christopher Thomas, Karin Agnes Maria Jandeleit-Dahm
Cardiovascular disease, despite all the recent advances in treatment of the various risk factors, remains the major cause of mortality in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Experimental models of diabetes-associated atherosclerosis, despite their limitations in recapitulating the human context, have assisted in the elucidation of molecular and cellular pathways implicated in the development and progression of macrovascular injury in diabetes. Our own studies have emphasized the role of oxidative stress and advanced glycation and identified potential targets for vasoprotective therapies in the setting of diabetes...
May 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678766/in-silico-toxicology-protocols
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Glenn J Myatt, Ernst Ahlberg, Yumi Akahori, David Allen, Alexander Amberg, Lennart T Anger, Aynur Aptula, Scott Auerbach, Lisa Beilke, Phillip Bellion, Romualdo Benigni, Joel Bercu, Ewan D Booth, Dave Bower, Alessandro Brigo, Natalie Burden, Zoryana Cammerer, Mark T D Cronin, Kevin P Cross, Laura Custer, Magdalena Dettwiler, Krista Dobo, Kevin A Ford, Marie C Fortin, Samantha E Gad-McDonald, Nichola Gellatly, Véronique Gervais, Kyle P Glover, Susanne Glowienke, Jacky Van Gompel, Steve Gutsell, Barry Hardy, James S Harvey, Jedd Hillegass, Masamitsu Honma, Jui-Hua Hsieh, Chia-Wen Hsu, Kathy Hughes, Candice Johnson, Robert Jolly, David Jones, Ray Kemper, Michelle O Kenyon, Marlene T Kim, Naomi L Kruhlak, Sunil A Kulkarni, Klaus Kümmerer, Penny Leavitt, Bernhard Majer, Scott Masten, Scott Miller, Janet Moser, Moiz Mumtaz, Wolfgang Muster, Louise Neilson, Tudor I Oprea, Grace Patlewicz, Alexandre Paulino, Elena Lo Piparo, Mark Powley, Donald P Quigley, M Vijayaraj Reddy, Andrea-Nicole Richarz, Patricia Ruiz, Benoit Schilter, Rositsa Serafimova, Wendy Simpson, Lidiya Stavitskaya, Reinhard Stidl, Diana Suarez-Rodriguez, David T Szabo, Andrew Teasdale, Alejandra Trejo-Martin, Jean-Pierre Valentin, Anna Vuorinen, Brian A Wall, Pete Watts, Angela T White, Joerg Wichard, Kristine L Witt, Adam Woolley, David Woolley, Craig Zwickl, Catrin Hasselgren
The present publication surveys several applications of in silico (i.e., computational) toxicology approaches across different industries and institutions. It highlights the need to develop standardized protocols when conducting toxicity-related predictions. This contribution articulates the information needed for protocols to support in silico predictions for major toxicological endpoints of concern (e.g., genetic toxicity, carcinogenicity, acute toxicity, reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity) across several industries and regulatory bodies...
April 17, 2018: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678764/relation-of-nnos-isoforms-to-mitochondrial-density-and-pgc-1alpha-expression-in-striated-muscles-of-mice
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Oliver Baum, Dea Aaldijk, Anna Lena Engeli, Matthias Spree, Serge Summermatter, Christoph Handschin, Andreas Zakrzewicz
The expression of neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) alpha- and beta-isoforms in skeletal muscle is well documented but only little information is available about their regulation/functions. Using different mouse models, we now assessed whether the expression of nNOS-isoforms in muscle fibers is related to mitochondria content/activity and regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1alpha (PGC-1alpha). Catalytic histochemistry revealed highest nNOS-concentrations to be present in type-2 oxidative muscle fibers...
April 17, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678564/prescription-medication-use-among-community-based-us-adults-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study
#17
Anna Shmagel, Linh Ngo, Kristine Ensrud, Robert Foley
Many classes of medications have been evaluated in chronic low back pain (cLBP), however their utilization in the community remains unclear. We examine patterns of prescription medication use among Americans with cLBP in a nationally representative, community-based sample. The Back Pain Survey was administered to a representative sample of US adults aged 20-69 (N = 5103) during the 2009-2010 cycle of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). cLBP was defined as self-reported pain in the area between the lower posterior margin of the ribcage and the horizontal gluteal fold on most days for at least 3 months (N = 700)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678402/golden-jackals-canis-aureus-as-hosts-for-ticks-and-tick-borne-pathogens-in-serbia
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Ratko Sukara, Dimosthenis Chochlakis, Duško Ćirović, Aleksandra Penezić, Darko Mihaljica, Sanja Ćakić, Miroslav Valčić, Yannis Tselentis, Anna Psaroulaki, Snežana Tomanović
The golden jackal (Canis aureus) is a medium-sized canid species native to Europe. This species is characterized by rapid large-scale expansion. A similar trend is also observed in Serbia, where the species is now distributed in more than a half of the territory. Although jackals prefer habitats in human-dominated landscapes, these animals have not been studied well enough from an eco-epidemiological point of view, and little is known about their potential for carrying zoonotic pathogens. In a study conducted during a three-year period (01/2010-02/2013), a total of 216 hunted or road-killed golden jackals were collected from 10 localities in Serbia...
April 10, 2018: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678369/impaired-corticomuscular-and-interhemispheric-cortical-beta-oscillation-coupling-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Malcolm Proudfoot, Freek van Ede, Andrew Quinn, Giles L Colclough, Joanne Wuu, Kevin Talbot, Michael Benatar, Mark W Woolrich, Anna C Nobre, Martin R Turner
OBJECTIVES: The neural activity of the primary motor cortex is variably synchronised with contralateral peripheral electromyographic signals, which is thought to facilitate long-range communication through the motor system. Such corticomuscular coherence (CMC) is typically observed in the beta-band (15-30 Hz) range during steady force production. We aimed to measure pathological alteration to CMC resulting from ALS. METHODS: CMC was appraised during a forearm grip task in 17 ALS patients contrasted against age-matched healthy controls...
April 6, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678318/development-and-psychometric-exploration-of-the-anesthesia-surrendering-instrument
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Andreas Liebenhagen, Anna Forsberg, Jimmie Kristensson
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop and test an instrument to measure surrendering at the time of anesthesia induction and to explore the construct validity. DESIGN: An instrumental cross-sectional design was used and construct validity was evaluated via psychometric testing. METHODS: The anesthesia surrendering instrument (ASI) comprised 36 items. A total of 202 adults (older than 18 years) answered the questionnaire. Principal component analysis was used for item reduction and identification of defining constructs...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
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