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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525260/three-dimensional-visualization-and-characterization-of-polymeric-self-assemblies-by-transmission-electron-microtomography
#1
Hiroshi Jinnai, Takeshi Higuchi, Xiaodong Zhuge, Akihito Kumamoto, Kees Joost Batenburg, Yuichi Ikuhara
Self-assembling structures and their dynamical processes in polymeric systems have been investigated using three-dimensional transmission electron microscopy (3D-TEM). Block copolymers (BCPs) self-assemble into nanoscale periodic structures called microphase-separated structures, a deep understanding of which is important for creating nanomaterials with superior physical properties, such as high-performance membranes with well-defined pore size and high-density data storage media. Because microphase-separated structures have become increasingly complicated with advances in precision polymerization, characterizing these complex morphologies is becoming increasingly difficult...
May 19, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524727/e-cadherin-%C3%AE-catenin-complex-a-target-for-anticancer-and-antimetastasis-plants-plant-derived-compounds
#2
Majid Tafrihi, Roohollah Nakhaei Sistani
Plants reputed to have cancer-inhibiting potential and putative active components derived from those plants have emerged as an exciting new field in cancer study. Some of these compounds have cancer-inhibiting potential in different clinical staging levels, especially metastasis. A few of them which stabilize cell-cell adhesions are controversial topics. This review article introduces some effective herbal compounds that target E-cadherin/β-catenin protein complex. In this article, at first, we briefly review the structure and function of E-cadherin and β-catenin proteins, Wnt signaling pathway, and its target genes...
May 19, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522039/injectable-and-topical-neurotoxins-in-dermatology-indications-adverse-events-and-controversies
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REVIEW
Cerrene N Giordano, Seth L Matarasso, David M Ozog
The use of neuromodulators for therapeutic and cosmetic indications has proven to be remarkably safe. While aesthetic and functional adverse events are uncommon, each anatomic region has its own set of risks of which the physician and patient must be aware before treatment. The therapeutic usages of botulinum toxins now include multiple specialties and multiple indications. New aesthetic indications have also developed, and there has been an increased utilization of combination therapies to combat the effects of global aging...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522038/injectable-and-topical-neurotoxins-in-dermatology-basic-science-anatomy-and-therapeutic-agents
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REVIEW
Cerrene N Giordano, Seth L Matarasso, David M Ozog
Botulinum toxin is a potentially deadly anaerobic bacterial toxin that acts by inhibiting release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, thereby inhibiting contraction of the exposed striated muscle. There are currently 4 botulinum toxin preparations approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA): onabotulinumtoxin, abobotulinumtoxin, incobotulinumtoxin and rimabotulinumtoxin. While significant overlap exists, each product has unique properties and specifications, including dosing, diffusion, and storage...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521706/fibrinous-anterior-uveitis-and-recurrent-epithelial-erosion-following-topical-tetracaine-abuse
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Olga E Makri, Panagiotis Plotas, Foteini Tsapardoni, Ilias Georgalas, Constantinos D Georgakopoulos
A 54-year-old man presented complaining of severe pain and blurred vision in his left eye. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed a large epithelial defect with an underlying prominent ring infiltrate and severe anterior uveitis with fibrinous exudates and hypopyon. Patient admitted abuse of topical tetracaine, which was discontinued and topical treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, an antibiotic, a cycloplegic agent were instituted while a therapeutic contact lens was applied. Response to treatment was favorable with a rapid resolution of anterior uveitis within days while the epithelial defect fully healed within a month...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521004/guidelines-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-travelers-diarrhea-a-graded-expert-panel-report
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Mark S Riddle, Bradley A Connor, Nicholas J Beeching, Herbert L DuPont, Davidson H Hamer, Phyllis Kozarsky, Michael Libman, Robert Steffen, David Taylor, David R Tribble, Jordi Vila, Philipp Zanger, Charles D Ericsson
Background: : Travelers' diarrhea causes significant morbidity including some sequelae, lost travel time and opportunity cost to both travelers and countries receiving travelers. Effective prevention and treatment are needed to reduce these negative impacts. Methods: : This critical appraisal of the literature and expert consensus guideline development effort asked several key questions related to antibiotic and non-antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment, utility of available diagnostics, impact of multi-drug resistant (MDR) colonization associated with travel and travelers' diarrhea, and how our understanding of the gastrointestinal microbiome should influence current practice and future research...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520480/review-of-recent-methodological-developments-in-group-randomized-trials-part-2-analysis
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Elizabeth L Turner, Melanie Prague, John A Gallis, Fan Li, David M Murray
In 2004, Murray et al. reviewed methodological developments in the design and analysis of group-randomized trials (GRTs). We have updated that review with developments in analysis of the past 13 years, with a companion article to focus on developments in design. We discuss developments in the topics of the earlier review (e.g., methods for parallel-arm GRTs, individually randomized group-treatment trials, and missing data) and in new topics, including methods to account for multiple-level clustering and alternative estimation methods (e...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520445/telodendrimers-for-physical-encapsulation-and-covalent-linking-of-individual-or-combined-therapeutics
#8
Ashok Kakkar, Jason Choi, Alexandre Moquin, Enzo Bomal, Li Na, Dusica Maysinger
New therapeutics for glioblastoma multiforme and our ability to deliver them using efficient nanocarriers, constitute topical areas of research. We report a comparative study of temozolomide and quercetin in the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM) in 3D, and their incorporation into micelles obtained from synthetically articulated architectural copolymers, and a commercially available linear polymer poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PEG-PLGA). A versatile synthetic methodology to telodendrimers which can be easily adapted to the needs of other therapeutic interventions, is presented...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516892/current-situations-and-discussions-in-japan-in-relation-to-the-new-occupational-equivalent-dose-limit-for-the-lens-of-the-eye
#9
Sumi Yokoyama, Nobuyuki Hamada, Toshiyuki Hayashida, Norio Tsujimura, Hideo Tatsuzaki, Tadahiro Kurosawa, Kuniaki Nabatame, Hiroyuki Ohguchi, Kazuko Ohno, Chiyo Yamauchi-Kawaura, Takeshi Iimoto, Takeshi Ichiji, Yutaka Hotta, Satoshi Iwai, Keiichi Akahane
Since the International Commission on Radiological Protection recommended reducing the occupational equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eye in 2011, extensive discussions have been made in various countries. This paper reviews current situations in radiation protection of the ocular lens and discussions on the potential impact of the new lens dose limit in Japan. Topics include historical changes in the lens dose limit, current situations in occupational lens exposures (e.g., in medical workers, nuclear workers, and Fukushima nuclear power plant workers) and measurements, current status of biological studies and epidemiological studies on radiation cataracts...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516852/effects-of-olanexidine-gluconate-on-preoperative-skin-preparation-an-experimental-study-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#10
Hikaru Nakata, Yoshie Tsubotani, Takuya Nii, Akifumi Hagi, Yasuhide Inoue, Tadashi Imamura
PURPOSE: To determine the bactericidal efficacy of a new topical antiseptic for preoperative skin preparation, olanexidine gluconate (development code: OPB-2045G), against transient or resident bacterial flora on the skin of cynomolgus monkeys. METHODOLOGY: After measuring baseline bacterial counts on test sites marked on the abdomens, we applied olanexidine, chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine. After 10 min (fast-acting effect) and 6 h (long-lasting effect), bacterial counts were measured again and log10 reductions were calculated...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516469/doxycycline-as-an-anti-inflammatory-agent-updates-in-dermatology
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REVIEW
M Henehan, M Montuno, A De Benedetto
Doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic, is widely used in the field of dermatology for its antibiotic properties, anti-inflammatory properties and good safety profile. Over the past decades, numerous studies have clarified some of the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of doxycycline. In this review article, we aimed to provide an update on recent data on the anti-inflammatory properties of doxycycline and its potential role in cutaneous inflammatory diseases. Better understanding of these mechanisms might offer the practicing clinicians a better use of this therapeutic tool...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515345/genetic-factors-associated-with-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Ranran Tang, Heng Liu, Yingdi Yuan, Kaipeng Xie, Pengfei Xu, Xiaoyun Liu, Juan Wen
Although the metabolic syndrome is a commonplace topic, its potential threats to public health is a problem that cannot be neglected. As the living conditions improved significantly over the past few years, the morbidity of metabolic syndrome has also steadily risen, and the onset age is becoming younger. The hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is one of the most prevalent life-threatening human cancers worldwide, incidence of which is also on the rise, gradually occupied the top of the list associated with metabolic syndrome related complication...
March 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515206/widespread-ecomorphological-convergence-in-multiple-fish-families-spanning-the-marine-freshwater-interface
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Aaron M Davis, Ricardo Betancur-R
The theoretical definition and quantification of convergence is an increasingly topical focus in evolutionary research, with particular growing interest on study scales spanning deep phylogenetic divergences and broad geographical areas. While much progress has recently been made in understanding the role of convergence in driving terrestrial (e.g. anole lizards) and aquatic (e.g. cichlids) radiations, little is known about its macroevolutionary effects across environmental gradients. This study uses a suite of recently developed comparative approaches integrating diverse aspects of morphology, dietary data, habitat affiliation and phylogeny to assess convergence across several well-known tropical-temperate fish families in the percomorph suborder Terapontoidei, a clade with considerable phenotypic and ecological diversity radiating in both marine and freshwater environments...
May 17, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514641/mapping-workforce-configuration-and-operational-models-in-australian-emergency-departments-a-national-survey
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Glenn Gardner, Anne Gardner, Sandy Middleton, Julie Considine, Gerard Fitzgerald, Luke Christofis, Anna Doubrovsky, Margaret Adams, Jane O'Connell
Objective Hospital emergency departments (ED) in Australia and internationally have been experiencing increased demand, resulting in reduced hospital quality, impaired access and adverse health outcomes. Effective evaluation of new ED service models and their effect on outcomes is reliant on baseline measures of the staffing configuration and organisational characteristics of the EDs being studied. The aim of the present study was to comprehensively measure these variables in Australian EDs.Methods Australian hospital EDs with 24-h medical and nursing cover were identified and invited to participate in the study...
May 18, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514640/digital-disruption-syndromes
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Clair Sullivan, Andrew Staib
The digital transformation of hospitals in Australia is occurring rapidly in order to facilitate innovation and improve efficiency. Rapid transformation can cause temporary disruption of hospital workflows and staff as processes are adapted to the new digital workflows. The aim of this paper is to outline various types of digital disruption and some strategies for effective management. A large tertiary university hospital recently underwent a rapid, successful roll-out of an integrated electronic medical record (EMR)...
May 18, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514369/-the-role-of-topical-glucocorticoids-in-the-treatment-of-rhinosinusitis
#16
E G Shakhova
The guidelines of the European position paper on rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps (EPOS, 2012) ascribe the highest strength and the most comprehensive evidence-based significance to the application of intranasal glucocorticosteroids (inGCS) as the first-line therapy for the patients presenting with acute and polypous rhinosinusitis; moreover they are recommended as the medications of choice for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis in the absence of polyps. The author presents the data concerning the mechanism of action, clinical effectiveness, and safety of inGCS used for the treatment of acute, recurrent, and chronic rhinosinusitis...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513816/italian-guidelines-for-the-use-of-antiretroviral-agents-and-the-diagnostic-clinical-management-of-hiv-1-infected-persons-update-2016
#17
Andrea Antinori, Antonio Di Biagio, Simone Marcotullio, Massimo Andreoni, Antonio Chirianni, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, Massimo Galli, Francesco Mazzotta, Cristina Mussini, Massimo Puoti, Adriano Lazzarin
The Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT) of the Technical Health Committee, Ministry of Health (Sections L and M) of Italy have supported recommendations for the Italian guidelines for the use of antiretroviral agents and the diagnostic-clinical management of HIV-1 infected persons. This publication summarizes the latest updates to the 2016 version of the Italian Guidelines for the management of HIV-1 infected patients and the use of antiretroviral drugs. In particular, new recommendations were released concerning the following topics: estimate of the HIV continuum of care in Italy, optimal timing and preferred drug combinations for starting antiretroviral therapy, treatment optimization, and pre-exposure prophilaxis (PrEP)...
April 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513252/a-novel-model-based-on-fcm-lm-algorithm-for-prediction-of-protein-folding-rate
#18
Longlong Liu, Mingjiao Ma, Jing Cui
The prediction of protein folding rates is of paramount importance in describing the protein folding mechanism, which has broad applications in fields such as enzyme engineering and protein engineering. Therefore, predicting protein folding rates using the first-order of protein sequence, secondary structure and amino acid properties has become a very active research topic in recent years. This paper presents a new fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) model based on deep learning neural networks which uses data obtained from biological experiments to predict the protein folding rate...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513210/alzheimer-europe-s-position-on-involving-people-with-dementia-in-research-through-ppi-patient-and-public-involvement
#19
Dianne Gove, Ana Diaz-Ponce, Jean Georges, Esme Moniz-Cook, Gail Mountain, Rabih Chattat, Laila Øksnebjerg
This paper reflects Alzheimer Europe's position on PPI (patient and public involvement) in the context of dementia research and highlights some of the challenges and potential risks and benefits associated with such meaningful involvement. The paper was drafted by Alzheimer Europe in collaboration with members of INTERDEM and the European Working Group of People with Dementia. It has been formally adopted by the Board of Alzheimer Europe and endorsed by the Board of INTERDEM and by the JPND working group 'Dementia Outcome Measures - Charting New Territory'...
May 17, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513067/interventions-for-cutaneous-molluscum-contagiosum
#20
REVIEW
Johannes C van der Wouden, Renske van der Sande, Emma J Kruithof, Annet Sollie, Lisette Wa van Suijlekom-Smit, Sander Koning
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that is caused by a pox virus and occurs mainly in children. The infection usually resolves within months in people without immune deficiency, but treatment may be preferred for social and cosmetic reasons or to avoid spreading the infection. A clear evidence base supporting the various treatments is lacking.This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2006, and updated previously in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of specific treatments and management strategies, including waiting for natural resolution, for cutaneous, non-genital molluscum contagiosum in people without immune deficiency...
May 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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