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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520769/optimal-method-for-assessment-of-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-neuromuscular-disorders-using-sniff-nasal-inspiratory-pressure-snip
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Marta Kaminska, Francine Noel, Basil J Petrof
BACKGROUND: The ability to accurately determine respiratory muscle strength is vitally important in patients with neuromuscular disorders (NMD). Sniff nasal inspiratory pressure (SNIP), a test of inspiratory muscle strength, is easier to perform for many NMD patients than the more commonly used determination of maximum inspiratory pressure measured at the mouth (MIP). However, due to an inconsistent approach in the literature, the optimal technique to perform the SNIP maneuver is unclear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508467/keratitis-due-to-microfilariae-in-dogs-a-newly-recognized-disease
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Adriana Morales, Eduardo Perlmann, Aline Nayara Vechiato Abelha, Carlos Emilio Levy, Ana Carolina Almeida de Goes, Angélica M V Safatle
Parasitic agents have been associated with keratitis, but a diagnosis of parasitic keratitis has not been commonly made in domestic animals. The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical and histopathological findings in seven dogs with chronic keratitis caused by microfilariae diagnosed in Brazil. All dogs presented with superficial corneal opacities of varying degrees affecting the perilimbal and central regions of the cornea, with other opaque areas appearing as crystalline deposits and corneal vascularization...
May 15, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500413/impaired-pulmonary-function-is-an-additional-potential-mechanism-for-the-reduction-of-functional-capacity-in-clinically-stable-fontan-patients
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Aída L R Turquetto, Luiz F Canêo, Daniela R Agostinho, Patrícia A Oliveira, Maria Isabel C S Lopes, Patrícia F Trevizan, Frederico L A Fernandes, Maria A Binotto, Gabriela Liberato, Glaucia M P Tavares, Rodolfo A Neirotti, Marcelo B Jatene
Central factors negatively affect the functional capacity of Fontan patients (FP), but "non-cardiac" factors, such as pulmonary function, may contribute to their exercise intolerance. We studied the pulmonary function in asymptomatic FP and its correlations with their functional capacity. Pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary exercise tests were performed in a prospective study of 27 FP and 27 healthy controls (HC). Cardiovascular magnetic resonance was used to evaluate the Fontan circulation. The mean age at tests, the mean age at surgery, and the median follow-up time of FP were 20(±6), 8(±3), and 11(8-17) years, respectively...
May 12, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492048/a-review-of-the-safety-of-cosmetic-procedures-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
#4
REVIEW
M K Trivedi, G Kroumpouzos, J E Murase
The safety of cosmetic procedures in patients who are pregnant and/or lactating is a complex clinical question surrounded by uncertainty. Our objective is to consolidate data on the safety of commonly requested cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation after a systematic review of the current literature to guide evidence-based care in the future. A systematic search of the PubMed database was conducted for articles on cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation. Due to a lack of controlled trials, case reports and series were considered...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467520/transdiagnostic-associations-between-functional-brain-network-integrity-and-cognition
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Julia M Sheffield, Sridhar Kandala, Carol A Tamminga, Godfrey D Pearlson, Matcheri S Keshavan, John A Sweeney, Brett A Clementz, Dov B Lerman-Sinkoff, S Kristian Hill, Deanna M Barch
Importance: Cognitive impairment occurs across the psychosis spectrum and is associated with functional outcome. However, it is unknown whether these shared manifestations of cognitive dysfunction across diagnostic categories also reflect shared neurobiological mechanisms or whether the source of impairment differs. Objective: To examine whether the general cognitive deficit observed across psychotic disorders is similarly associated with functional integrity of 2 brain networks widely implicated in supporting many cognitive domains...
May 3, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432463/malignant-transformation-of-sinonasal-inverted-papilloma-and-related-genetic-alterations-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
M Re, F M Gioacchini, A Bajraktari, M Tomasetti, S Kaleci, C Rubini, A Bertini, G Magliulo, E Pasquini
Schneiderian papillomas are uncommon tumors which may develop within the nasal cavity and comprise three well-defined histological types: sinonasal inverted papilloma (SNIP), exophytic papilloma, and oncocytic papilloma. It is well known the rate of Schneiderian papilloma may also present a malignant degeneration and SNIP represents the most important subgroup in consideration of its frequency and malignant propensity. Although HPV infection is always considered the first event favoring the development of SNIP, however, it is not established as an eventual connection between viral actions and malignant transformation...
April 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413139/evaluation-of-extensor-mechanism-in-revision-knee-arthroplasty
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Vadym Zhamilov, Vasfi Karatosun, Serpil Kalkan, Bayram Unver, Izge Gunal
BACKGROUND: The success of revision total knee arthroplasty depends on adequate exposure that does not produce complications. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of revision total knee arthroplasty between V-Y quadricepsplasty (QP) and quadriceps snip (QS) approaches. METHODS: In the study, 92 knees with follow-up of 12-108 months which were operated by using QP (55) and QS (37) were evaluated retrospectively. Measurements were taken by using universal transparent goniometer, also varus valgus deformities, knee flexion angles, instability, Hospital for Special Surgery and Lower Extremity Functional Scale scores, functional condition of the knee and activity levels of the patients were evaluated cross-sectionally...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390849/cognitive-burden-of-anticholinergic-medications-in-psychotic-disorders
#8
Seenae Eum, S Kristian Hill, Leah H Rubin, Ryan M Carnahan, James L Reilly, Elena I Ivleva, Sarah K Keedy, Carol A Tamminga, Godfrey D Pearlson, Brett A Clementz, Elliot S Gershon, Matcheri S Keshavan, Richard S E Keefe, John A Sweeney, Jeffrey R Bishop
BACKGROUND: Patients with psychotic disorders are often treated with numerous medications, many of which have anticholinergic activity. We assessed cognition in relation to the cumulative anticholinergic burden of multiple drugs included in treatment regimens of participants from the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) study. METHOD: Clinically stable participants with schizophrenia (n=206), schizoaffective disorder (n=131), and psychotic bipolar disorder (n=146) were examined...
April 5, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383616/-new-bibliometric-indicators-for-the-scientific-literature-an-evolving-panorama
#9
G La Torre, I Sciarra, M Chiappetta, A Monteduro
INTRODUCTION: Bibliometrics is a science which evaluates the impact of the scientific work of a journal or of an author, using mathematical and statistical tools. Impact Factor (IF) is the first bibliometric parameter created, and after it many others have been progressively conceived in order to go beyond its limits. Currently bibliometric indexes are used for academic purposes, among them to evaluate the eligibility of a researcher to compete for the National Scientific Qualification, in order to access to competitive exams to become professor...
March 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348042/hearing-on-the-fly-the-effects-of-wing-position-on-noctuid-moth-hearing
#10
Shira D Gordon, Elizabeth Klenschi, James F C Windmill
The ear of the noctuid moth has only two auditory neurons, A1 and A2, which function in detecting predatory bats. However, the noctuid's ears are located on the thorax behind the wings. Therefore, since these moths need to hear during flight, it was hypothesized that wing position may affect their hearing. The wing was fixed in three different positions: up, flat, and down. An additional subset of animals was measured with freely moving wings. In order to negate any possible acoustic shadowing or diffractive effects, all wings were snipped, leaving the proximal most portion and the wing hinge intact...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302080/population-based-study-of-the-incidence-of-congenital-hip-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants-from-the-survey-of-neonates-in-pomerania-snip
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A E Lange, J Lange, Till Ittermann, M Napp, Paul-Christian Krueger, H Bahlmann, R Kasch, M Heckmann
BACKGROUND: Some etiological factors involved in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) occur in the last trimester of pregnancy, which could result in a decreased incidence of DDH in preterm infants. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of DDH between preterm and term infants. METHODS: Ultrasound of the hip joint was performed in 2,534 term infants and 376 preterm infants within the population-based Survey of Neonates in Pomerania (SNiP) study. RESULTS: A total of 42 (1...
March 16, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298176/semi-automated-tip-snip-cloning-of-restriction-fragments-into-and-out-of-plasmid-polylinkers
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Ichiro Matsumura
Synthetic biologists rely on semi-synthetic recombinant plasmids, but DNA synthesis is constrained by practical limits on length, accuracy, and sequence composition. Cloned DNA parts can be assembled into longer constructs via subcloning, but conventional methods are labor-intensive. One-pot recombination reactions are more convenient but harder to troubleshoot, and those that depend on PCR to create fragments with compatible ends necessitate re-sequencing. The Tip Snip protocol described here enables the subcloning of an insert from one plasmid polylinker into another without PCR or gel purification steps...
March 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286912/the-23rd-scientific-conference-of-the-society-on-neuroimmune-pharmacology
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Marcus Kaul
The 23rd Scientific Conference of the Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology (SNIP) will take place in Philadelphia, PA, USA, from March 29 to April 1, 2017. The conference will present a selection of the latest and most advanced research in the intersecting areas of neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology and its translational aspects.
April 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264583/crispr-mediated-knockout-of-cybb-in-nsg-mice-establishes-a-model-of-chronic-granulomatous-disease-for-human-stem-cell-gene-therapy-transplants
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Colin L Sweeney, Uimook Choi, Chengyu Liu, Sherry Koontz, Seung-Kwon Ha, Harry L Malech
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is characterized by defects in the production of microbicidal reactive oxygen species (ROS) by phagocytes. Testing of gene and cell therapies for the treatment of CGD in human hematopoietic cells requires preclinical transplant models. The use of the lymphocyte-deficient NOD.Cg-Prkdc(scid) Il2rg(tm1Wjl/)SzJ (NSG) mouse strain for human hematopoietic cell xenografts to test CGD therapies is complicated by the presence of functional mouse granulocytes capable of producing ROS for subsequent bacterial and fungal killing...
March 6, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247489/inorganic-snip-type-double-helices-in-main-group-chemistry
#15
Maximilian Baumgartner, Richard Weihrich, Tom Nilges
Inspired by the synthesis of the first atomic-scale double-helix semiconductor SnIP, this study deals with the question of whether more atomistic, inorganic double-helix compounds are accessible. With the aid of quantum chemical calculations, we have identified 31 candidates by a homoatomic substitution in MXPn, varying the Group 14 M-element from Si to Pb, the Group 17 X-element from F to I and replacing the pnictide (Pn) phosphorus by arsenic. The double-helical structure of SnIP has been used as the starting model for all candidates and the electronic structure and vibrational spectra were determined within the framework of density functional theory (DFT)...
March 1, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225656/school-nurse-evaluation
#16
Vickie H Southall, Janet B Wright, Tia Campbell, Margaret K Bassett, Julie A Strunk, Suzanne E Trotter
Evaluation of one's school nurse practice is one standard in the school nurse's scope and standards of professional practice. The Virginia School Nurse Institute Partnership (SNIP) identified the need to develop a concise self-evaluation tool that school nurses and their nurse and non-nurse employers could use to appropriately document a school nurse's practice. The purpose of this article is to provide a self-evaluation tool that the school nurse and his or her employers can use to evaluate professional school nurse practice...
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142345/total-knee-arthroplasty-conversion-for-patients-with-ankylosed-knees
#17
Hee-June Kim, Jong-Uk Mun, Kwang-Hwan Kim, Hee-Soo Kyung
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of total knee arthroplasty for patients with ankylosed knees. METHODS: We evaluated seven patients (10 knees) who underwent total knee arthroplasties for ankylosed knees from 1995 to 2008. There were two men and five women, with a mean age of 44.1 years (42-48 years). The mean follow-up period was 10.2 years (1-19.5 years). A rectus snip was performed in all cases, and V-Y quadricepsplasty was used in one case of severe quadriceps contracture...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034767/interruption-of-the-transmission-of-onchocerca-volvulus-in-the-kashoya-kitomi-focus-western-uganda-by-long-term-ivermectin-treatment-and-elimination-of-the-vector-simulium-neavei-by-larviciding
#18
T Lakwo, R Garms, J Wamani, E M Tukahebwa, E Byamukama, A W Onapa, E Tukesiga, J Katamanywa, S Begumisa, P Habomugisha, D Oguttu, E Byamukama, F Richards, T R Unnasch, M Katabarwa
Uganda is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa whose onchocerciasis elimination programme extensively uses vector control and biannual treatment with ivermectin. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of combined strategies on interrupting onchocerciasis transmission in the Kashoya-Kitomi focus. Mass Drug Administration annually (13 years) followed by biannual treatments (6 years) and ground larviciding (36 cycles in 3 years) with temephos (Abate(®), EC500) against Simulium neavei were conducted...
March 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926918/evaluation-of-lymphatic-filariasis-and-onchocerciasis-in-three-senegalese-districts-treated-for-onchocerciasis-with-ivermectin
#19
Nana O Wilson, Alioune Badara Ly, Vitaliano A Cama, Paul T Cantey, Daniel Cohn, Lamine Diawara, Abdel Direny, Mawo Fall, Karla R Feeser, LeAnne M Fox, Achille Kabore, Amadou F Seck, Ngayo Sy, Daouda Ndiaye, Christine Dubray
In Africa, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (LF) are co-endemic in many areas. Current efforts to eliminate both diseases are through ivermectin-based mass drug administration (MDA). Years of ivermectin distribution for onchocerciasis may have interrupted LF transmission in certain areas. The Kédougou region, Senegal, is co-endemic for LF and onchocerciasis. Though MDA for onchocerciasis started in 1988, in 2014 albendazole had not yet been added for LF. The objective of this study was to assess in an integrated manner the LF and onchocerciasis status in the three districts of the Kédougou region after ≥10 years of ivermectin-based MDA...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906100/an-isothermal-dna-amplification-method-for-detection-of-onchocerca-volvulus-infection-in-skin-biopsies
#20
Ole Lagatie, Michelle Merino, Linda Batsa Debrah, Alexander Y Debrah, Lieven J Stuyver
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic procedures for the diagnosis of infection with the nematode parasite Onchocerca volvulus are currently based on the microscopic detection of microfilariae in skin biopsies. Alternative approaches based on amplification of parasitic DNA in these skin biopsies are currently being explored. Mostly this is based on the detection of the O-150 repeat sequence using PCR based techniques. METHODS: An isothermal, loop-mediated amplification method has been designed using the mitochondrial O...
December 1, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
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