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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212207/summaries-of-plenary-and-selected-symposia-sessions-at-the-xxiv-world-congress-of-psychiatric-genetics-jerusalem-israel-30-october-2016-3-november-2016
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Liliana G Ciobanu, Anil P S Ori, Luca Pagliaroli, Renato Polimanti, Leticia M Spindola, John B Vincent, Freida K Cormack
The XXII World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, sponsored by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, took place in Jerusalem, Israel, from 30 October 2016 to 3 November 2016. A total of 372 participants gathered to discuss the latest findings in the field. The following report was written by early career investigator travel awardees, and student and postdoctoral attendees. Each was assigned one or more sessions as a rapporteur. This manuscript represents topics covered in most, but not all of the presentations during the conference, and contains some of the major notable new findings reported...
April 2017: Psychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211939/allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-primary-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-report-from-the-acute-leukemia-working-party-of-the-ebmt
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Jiří Pavlů, Myriam Labopin, Anna K Zoellner, Ioanna Sakellari, Matthias Stelljes, Jürgen Finke, Renato Fanin, Gernot Stuhler, Boris V Afanasyev, Adrian J Bloor, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Mohamad Mohty, Sebastian Giebel, Arnon Nagler
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (PREF ALL) who fail to achieve a complete remission (CR) after ≥2 courses of chemotherapy have a dismal prognosis without undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). To the authors' knowledge, there currently are no data regarding factors influencing transplantation outcomes. METHODS: The authors retrospectively studied outcomes of transplantation for cases of PREF ALL reported to European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry...
February 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211066/how-computational-methods-and-relativistic-effects-influence-the-study-of-chemical-reactions-involving-ru-no-complexes
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Renato Pereira Orenha, Régis Tadeu Santiago, Roberto Luiz Andrade Haiduke, Sérgio Emanuel Galembeck
Two treatments of relativistic effects, namely effective core potentials (ECP) and all-electron scalar relativistic effects (DKH2), are used to obtain geometries and chemical reaction energies for a series of ruthenium complexes in B3LYP/def2-TZVP calculations. Specifically, the reaction energies of reduction (A-F), isomerization (G-I), and Cl(-) negative trans influence in relation to NH3 (J-L) are considered. The ECP and DKH2 approaches provided geometric parameters close to experimental data and the same ordering for energy changes of reactions A-L...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210565/label-free-proteome-analysis-of-plasma-from-patients-with-breast-cancer-stage-specific-protein-expression
#4
Marina Duarte Pinto Lobo, Frederico Bruno Mendes Batista Moreno, Gustavo Henrique Martins Ferreira Souza, Sara Maria Moreira Lima Verde, Renato de Azevedo Moreira, Ana Cristina de Oliveira Monteiro-Moreira
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed types of cancer among women. Breast cancer mortality rates remain high probably because its diagnosis is hampered by inaccurate detection methods. Since changes in protein expression as well as modifications in protein glycosylation have been frequently reported in cancer development, the aim of this work was to study the differential expression as well as modifications of glycosylation of proteins from plasma of women with breast cancer at different stages of disease (n = 30) compared to healthy women (n = 10)...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210442/a-portable-fiber-optic-raman-spectrometer-concept-for-evaluation-of-mineral-content-within-enamel-tissue
#5
Anna Akkus, Shan Yang, Renato Roperto, Hathem Mustafa, Sorin Teich, Ozan Akkus
BACKGROUND: Measurement of tooth enamel mineralization using a clinically viable method is essential since variation of mineralization may be used to monitor caries risk or in assessing the effectiveness of remineralization therapy. Fiber optic Raman systems are becoming more affordable and popular in context of biomedical applications. However, the applicability of fiber optic Raman systems for measurement of mineral content within enamel tissue has not been elucidated significantly in the prior literature...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207027/unraveling-factors-influencing-early-seroma-formation-in-breast-augmentation-surgery
#6
Marcos Sforza, Rodwan Husein, Connor Atkinson, Renato Zaccheddu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204185/steroid-hormones-are-key-modulators-of-tissue-mechanical-function-via-regulation-of-collagen-and-elastic-fibers
#7
Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy, Kyoko Yoshida, Meredith Akins, Kristin Myers, Renato Iozzo, Mala Mahendroo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203587/why-do-authors-differ-with-regard-to-the-femoral-and-meniscal-anatomic-parameters-of-the-knee-anterolateral-ligament-dissection-by-layers-and-a-description-of-its-superficial-and-deep-layers
#8
Camilo Partezani Helito, Carlos do Amaral, Yuri da Cunha Nakamichi, Riccardo Gomes Gobbi, Marcelo Batista Bonadio, Renato José Mendonça Natalino, José Ricardo Pécora, Tulio Pereira Cardoso, Gilberto Luis Camanho, Marco Kawamura Demange
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists regarding the anatomic characteristics of the knee anterolateral ligament (ALL). A critical analysis of the dissections described in previous studies allows the division of the ALL into 2 groups with similar characteristics. The presence of considerable variability suggests that the authors may not be referring to the same structure. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To perform a lateral anatomic dissection, by layers, seeking to characterize the 2 variants described for the ALL on the same knee...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203537/robotic-cardiac-surgery-in-brazil
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Robinson Poffo, Alisson P Toschi, Renato B Pope, Paola K Montanhesi, Ricardo S Santos, Alexandre Teruya, Dina M Hatanaka, Gabriel F Rusca, Claudio H Fischer, Marcelo C Vieira, Marcia R Makdisse
BACKGROUND: Brazil, the largest country and economy in South America, is a major driving force behind the development of new medical technologies in the region. Robotic cardiac surgery (RCS) has been evolving rapidly since 2010, when the first surgery using the DaVinci(®) robotic system was performed in Latin America. The aim of this article is to evaluate short and mid-term results in patients undergoing robotic cardiac surgery in Brazil. METHODS: From March 2010 to December 2015, 39 consecutive patients underwent robotic cardiac surgery...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199342/meta-qtl-for-resistance-to-white-mold-in-common-bean
#10
Renato C C Vasconcellos, O Blessing Oraguzie, Alvaro Soler, Haidar Arkwazee, James R Myers, Juan J Ferreira, Qijian Song, Phil McClean, Phillip N Miklas
White mold, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, is a major disease that limits common bean production and quality worldwide. The host-pathogen interaction is complex, with partial resistance in the host inherited as a quantitative trait with low to moderate heritability. Our objective was to identify meta-QTL conditioning partial resistance to white mold from individual QTL identified across multiple populations and environments. The physical positions for 37 individual QTL were identified across 14 recombinant inbred bi-parental populations (six new, three re-genotyped, and five from the literature)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198927/brazilian-eugenics-and-its-international-connections-an-analysis-based-on-the-controversies-between-renato-kehl-and-edgard-roquette-pinto-1920-1930
#11
Vanderlei Sebastião de Souza
In this article, I analyze the dialogue and exchanges between Brazilian eugenicists and their counterparts abroad in the early decades of the twentieth century. Through an examination of Renato Kehl's and Edgard Roquette-Pinto's eugenics projects and the controversies between these two leaders of the eugenics movement in Brazil, I investigate their contact with the movements in countries like the United States, Germany, England, Sweden, and Norway and show that the ties that the two researchers maintained with so-called mainline eugenic thought were broader and more extensive than first believed...
December 2016: História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197269/measuring-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-from-capillary-blood-or-venous-sample-is-it-the-same
#12
Renato De Vecchis, Carmelina Ariano
BACKGROUND: In recent years, several systems have been implemented to achieve quick and non-invasive measurements of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP). Among them, Alere(TM) Heart Check (AHC) BNP test represents the most recent advancement. It is a rapid point-of-care (POC) immunoassay, projected for measuring BNP directly from a capillary whole blood sample. This study aimed at comparing the analytical and clinical performances of this new POC to our reference method (Abbott Architect System)...
April 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196534/comparative-genomics-reveals-high-biological-diversity-and-specific-adaptations-in-the-industrially-and-medically-important-fungal-genus-aspergillus
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Ronald P de Vries, Robert Riley, Ad Wiebenga, Guillermo Aguilar-Osorio, Sotiris Amillis, Cristiane Akemi Uchima, Gregor Anderluh, Mojtaba Asadollahi, Marion Askin, Kerrie Barry, Evy Battaglia, Özgür Bayram, Tiziano Benocci, Susanna A Braus-Stromeyer, Camila Caldana, David Cánovas, Gustavo C Cerqueira, Fusheng Chen, Wanping Chen, Cindy Choi, Alicia Clum, Renato Augusto Corrêa Dos Santos, André Ricardo de Lima Damásio, George Diallinas, Tamás Emri, Erzsébet Fekete, Michel Flipphi, Susanne Freyberg, Antonia Gallo, Christos Gournas, Rob Habgood, Matthieu Hainaut, María Laura Harispe, Bernard Henrissat, Kristiina S Hildén, Ryan Hope, Abeer Hossain, Eugenia Karabika, Levente Karaffa, Zsolt Karányi, Nada Kraševec, Alan Kuo, Harald Kusch, Kurt LaButti, Ellen L Lagendijk, Alla Lapidus, Anthony Levasseur, Erika Lindquist, Anna Lipzen, Antonio F Logrieco, Andrew MacCabe, Miia R Mäkelä, Iran Malavazi, Petter Melin, Vera Meyer, Natalia Mielnichuk, Márton Miskei, Ákos P Molnár, Giuseppina Mulé, Chew Yee Ngan, Margarita Orejas, Erzsébet Orosz, Jean Paul Ouedraogo, Karin M Overkamp, Hee-Soo Park, Giancarlo Perrone, Francois Piumi, Peter J Punt, Arthur F J Ram, Ana Ramón, Stefan Rauscher, Eric Record, Diego Mauricio Riaño-Pachón, Vincent Robert, Julian Röhrig, Roberto Ruller, Asaf Salamov, Nadhira S Salih, Rob A Samson, Erzsébet Sándor, Manuel Sanguinetti, Tabea Schütze, Kristina Sepčić, Ekaterina Shelest, Gavin Sherlock, Vicky Sophianopoulou, Fabio M Squina, Hui Sun, Antonia Susca, Richard B Todd, Adrian Tsang, Shiela E Unkles, Nathalie van de Wiele, Diana van Rossen-Uffink, Juliana Velasco de Castro Oliveira, Tammi C Vesth, Jaap Visser, Jae-Hyuk Yu, Miaomiao Zhou, Mikael R Andersen, David B Archer, Scott E Baker, Isabelle Benoit, Axel A Brakhage, Gerhard H Braus, Reinhard Fischer, Jens C Frisvad, Gustavo H Goldman, Jos Houbraken, Berl Oakley, István Pócsi, Claudio Scazzocchio, Bernhard Seiboth, Patricia A vanKuyk, Jennifer Wortman, Paul S Dyer, Igor V Grigoriev
BACKGROUND: The fungal genus Aspergillus is of critical importance to humankind. Species include those with industrial applications, important pathogens of humans, animals and crops, a source of potent carcinogenic contaminants of food, and an important genetic model. The genome sequences of eight aspergilli have already been explored to investigate aspects of fungal biology, raising questions about evolution and specialization within this genus. RESULTS: We have generated genome sequences for ten novel, highly diverse Aspergillus species and compared these in detail to sister and more distant genera...
February 14, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196484/comorbidity-depression-in-heart-failure-potential-target-of-patient-education-and-self-management
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Renato De Vecchis, Athanassios Manginas, Ewa Noutsias, Carsten Tschöpe, Michel Noutsias
The progress of the pharmacological and device treatment of heart failure (HF) has led to a substantial improvement of mortality and rehospitalization. Further potential for improvement may be heralded in the post-discharge management of HF patients, including patient education for self-management of HF. The study by Musekamp et al. is among the first publications providing evidence that improvements in self-management skills may improve outcomes of HF patients. It is concluded that multimodal approaches addressing comorbidities in HF patients with novel concepts, and by optimal and specific HF management, including patient education, may ultimately contribute to substantial improvement of HF prognosis...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196168/treatment-concept-for-a-patient-with-a-high-smile-line-and-gingival-pigmentation-a-case-report
#15
Fernando Zarone, Renato Leone, Marco Ferrari, Roberto Sorrentino
Today, innovative restorative materials and techniques allow for minimally invasive prosthetic procedures, which are paramount to the preservation of hard and soft dental tissues. An integrated approach combining dental and esthetic medical therapies could be useful to improve the quality of life of patients, improving function, esthetics, and self-confidence. Oral esthetics depends on several variables, including tooth visibility and proportions as well as healthy gingival tissues. Proper integration between teeth and periodontal tissues plays an important role in esthetic success, which is mainly represented by an appealing smile...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196164/a-novel-modification-of-semilunar-coronally-advanced-flap-for-the-treatment-of-gingival-recession-case-series
#16
Mauro Pedrine Santamaria, Miki Taketomi Saito, Ingrid Fernandes Mathias, Camila Augusto Silveira, Marcio Zaffalon Casati, Enilson Antônio Sallum, Renato Correa Casarin
This article aims to describe a modification of the semilunar coronally advanced flap. A total of 12 systemically and periodontally healthy patients presenting Miller Class I gingival recession were treated with the modified semilunar coronally advanced flap technique described in this article. After 1 year of follow-up, the mean root coverage was 85.4% ± 24.7%. Significant gingival recession reduction, clinical attachment gain, and reduction in dentin sensitivity was observed 1 year after surgery. This novel semilunar coronally advanced flap technique was demonstrated to be effective for root coverage in Miller Class I gingival recessions...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195686/diagnosis-of-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-rearrangement-in-cytological-samples-through-a-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-based-assay-cytological-smears-versus-cell-blocks
#17
Federica Zito Marino, Giulio Rossi, Matteo Brunelli, Maria Gabriella Malzone, Giuseppina Liguori, Giuseppe Bogina, Alessandro Morabito, Gaetano Rocco, Renato Franco, Gerardo Botti
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) status analysis of lung cytological specimens should be successfully encouraged in routine practice because biopsy specimens are not always available. To date, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved both fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) as diagnostic tests for identifying ALK-positive patients eligible for treatment with crizotinib. Although ALK IHC is an optimal diagnostic tool, FISH becomes mandatory in equivocal cases. ALK FISH of paraffin-embedded tissue material is still the gold standard, whereas the cytological specimen assay has not yet been completely standardized...
February 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194628/association-between-ck-mb-area-under-the-curve-and-tranexamic-acid-utilization-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#18
Sean van Diepen, Peter D Merrill, Michel Carrier, Jean-Claude Tardif, Mihai Podgoreanu, John H Alexander, Renato D Lopes
Myonecrosis after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with excess mortality. Tranexamic acid (TA), an anti-fibrinolytic agent, has been shown to reduce peri-operative blood loss without increasing the risk of myocardial infarction (MI); however, no large study has examined the association between TA treatment and post-CABG myonecrosis. In the MC-1 to Eliminate Necrosis and Damage in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery II trial, inverse probability weighting of the propensity to receive TA was used to test for differences among the 656 patients receiving and 770 patients not receiving TA...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192585/correlations-of-objective-metrics-for-quantifying-dysfunctional-lens-syndrome-with-visual-acuity-and-phacodynamics
#19
Fernando Faria-Correia, Isaac Ramos, Bernardo Lopes, Tiago Monteiro, Nuno Franqueira, Renato Ambrósio
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between objective metrics for quantifying crystalline lens dysfunction with visual impairment and phacodynamics parameters in age-related nuclear cataracts. METHODS: A total of 51 eyes (34 patients) with age-related nuclear cataract had phacoemulsification. The Dysfunctional Lens Index (0 to 10 points) was measured by a ray-tracing aberrometry (iTrace Visual Function Analyzer; Tracey Technologies, Houston, TX). The average lens density (0 to 100) was evaluated using a rotating Scheimpflug system (Pentacam HR; Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany), and the nuclear opalescence score was subjectively assessed using the Lens Opacities Classification System III (LOCS III)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192283/economically-attractive-route-for-the-preparation-of-high-quality-magnetic-nanoparticles-by-the-thermal-decomposition-of-iron-iii-acetylacetonate
#20
Fernando B Effenberger, Ricardo A Couto, Pedro K Kiyohara, Giovanna Machado, Sueli H Masunaga, Renato F Jardim, Liane M Rossi
The thermal decomposition (TD) methods are among the most successful in obtaining magnetic nanoparticles with a high degree of control of size and narrow particle size distribution. Here we investigated the TD of iron(III) acetylacetonate in the presence of oleic acid, oleylamine, and a series of alcohols in order to disclose their role and also investigate economically attractive alternatives for the synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles without compromising their size and shape control. We have found that some affordable and reasonably less priced alcohols, such as 1,2-octanediol and cyclohexanol, may replace the commonly used and expensive 1,2-hexadecanediol, providing an economically attractive route for the synthesis of high quality magnetic nanoparticles...
February 13, 2017: Nanotechnology
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