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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786971/intergenerational-teen-pregnancy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Ning Liu, Simone N Vigod, M Michèle Farrugia, Marcelo L Urquia, Joel G Ray
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the intergenerational association in teenage pregnancy, and whether there is a coupling tendency between a mother and daughter in how their teen pregnancies end, such as an induced abortion (IA) vs. a livebirth. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SETTING: Ontario, Canada. POPULATION: 15,097 mothers and their 16,177 daughters. METHODS: Generalized estimating equations generated adjusted odds ratios (aOR) of a daughter experiencing a teen pregnancy in relation to the number of teen pregnancies her mother had...
May 22, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786966/controlled-selectivity-of-co-2-reduction-on-copper-by-pulsing-the-electrochemical-potential
#2
Kevin W Kimura, Kevin E Fritz, Jiyoon Kim, Jin Suntivich, Héctor D Abruña, Tobias Hanrath
We demonstrate a simple strategy to enhance the CO2 reduction reaction (CO2 RR) selectivity by applying a pulsed electrochemical potential to a polycrystalline copper electrode. By controlling the pulse duration, we show that the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is highly suppressed to a fraction of the original value (<5 % faradaic efficiency) and selectivity for the CO2 RR dramatically improves (>75 % CH4 and >50 % CO faradaic efficiency). We attribute the improved CO2 RR selectivity to a dynamically rearranging surface coverage of hydrogen and intermediate species during the pulsing...
May 22, 2018: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786935/evaluation-of-pcr-primers-targeting-the-groel-gene-for-the-specific-detection-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-in-the-context-of-aquaculture
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W J Leigh, R N Zadoks, A Jaglarz, J Z Costa, G Foster, K D Thompson
AIMS: The aim of this study was to design a set of primers for specific detection and identification of Streptococcus agalactiae in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) that can detect a diverse range of S. agalactiae isolates from different hosts and that it is capable of discriminating between S. agalactiae and other species that are closely related or potentially present in aquaculture environments, notably Streptococcus iniae. METHODS AND RESULTS: Primers, based on the groEL2 gene of S...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786934/origin-of-photoluminescence-enhancement-of-gold-doped-silver-nanoclusters-importance-of-relativistic-effects-and-heterogeneous-gold-silver-interaction
#4
Xiao-Ying Xie, Pin Xiao, Xiaoyan Cao, Wei-Hai Fang, Ganglong Cui, Michael Franz Dolg
The weak photoluminescence of silver nanoclusters suppresses their broad applications as luminescent nanomaterials. Recent experiments however showed that Au-doping can significantly enhance the photoluminescence intensity of Ag_29 nanoclusters, whereas molecular and physical origins of this effect remain unknown. Therefore we have computationally explored geometric and electronic structures of Ag_29 and its Au-doped Ag_29-xAu_x (x=1-5) nanoclusters in the S_0 and S_1 states. We found that (1) relativistic effects mainly originating from the Au atoms play an important role in enhancing the fluorescence intensity, especially for highly doped Ag_26Au_3, Ag_25Au_4, and Ag_24Au_5; (2) heteronuclear Au-Ag bonds can increase stabilities and regulate fluorescence intensities of isomers of these Au-doped nanoclusters...
May 22, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786868/cis-acting-allele-specific-expression-ase-differences-induced-by-alcohol-and-impacted-by-sex-as-well-as-parental-genotype-of-origin
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Chiao-Ling Lo, Lawrence Lumeng, Richard L Bell, Tiebing Liang, Amy C Lossie, Williams M Muir, Feng C Zhou
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are influenced by complex interactions between the genetics of the individual and their environment. We have previously identified hundreds of polygenic genetic variants between the selectively bred high and low alcohol drinking (HAD and LAD) rat lines. Here we report allele specific expression (ASE) differences, between the HAD2 and LAD2 rat lines. METHODS: The HAD2 and LAD2 rats which have been sequenced were reciprocally crossed to generate 10 litters of F1 progeny...
May 22, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786863/acute-ammonia-toxicity-to-the-larvae-glochidia-of-the-tropical-australian-freshwater-mussel-velesunio-spp-using-a-modified-toxicity-test-protocol
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Linda S Kleinhenz, Melanie A Trenfield, Thomas J Mooney, Christopher L Humphrey, Rick A van Dam, Dayanthi Nugegoda, Andrew J Harford
Ammonia is recognised as a major pollutant worldwide, originating from natural and anthropogenic sources. Studies have reported that freshwater mussels are amongst the most sensitive taxa to ammonia, but there is a lack of data available on ammonia toxicity for the early life stages of freshwater mussels from tropical regions. This paper reports the modification of a 24-h acute toxicity test protocol for tropical freshwater mussels and application of the test using ammonia. Velesunio spp. from three different sites were used to assess the toxicity of ammonia at a targeted pH of 6...
May 22, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786848/annual-report-to-the-nation-on-the-status-of-cancer-part-i-national-cancer-statistics
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Kathleen A Cronin, Andrew J Lake, Susan Scott, Recinda L Sherman, Anne-Michelle Noone, Nadia Howlader, S Jane Henley, Robert N Anderson, Albert U Firth, Jiemin Ma, Betsy A Kohler, Ahmedin Jemal
BACKGROUND: The American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) collaborate to provide annual updates on cancer occurrence and trends in the United States. METHODS: Incidence data were obtained from the CDC-funded and NCI-funded population-based cancer registry programs and compiled by NAACCR. Data on cancer deaths were obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics National Vital Statistics System...
May 22, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786788/transplantable-animal-studies-and-whole-body-optical-imaging-in-prostate-carcinoma
#8
Geertje van der Horst, Maaike van der Mark, Henry Cheung, Gabri van der Pluijm
Current treatments of advanced prostate cancer only marginally increase overall survival and can be regarded as predominantly palliative. Hence, there is an urgent need for novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of primary tumors and, more importantly perhaps, for the prevention of tumor progression and metastasis formation. Clinically relevant preclinical models are therefore urgently needed. An ideal, clinically relevant preclinical model would mimic the genetic and phenotypic changes that occur at the different stages of human prostate cancer progression and subsequent metastasis...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786676/-the-modern-approaches-to-the-restoration-of-postural-balance-in-the-patients-suffering-from-the-consequences-of-an-acute-cerebrovascular-accident-cva
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S A Volovets, E Y Sergeenko, L Y Darinskaya, B A Polyaev, Y A Yashinina, M A Isaeva, I V Zhitareva, A N Lobov, T I Panova
BACKGROUND: the most frequent and severe consequences of an acute cerebrovascular accident (CVA) are locomotor and coordination disorders which significantly increase the risk of falling in a static position and when walking. The methods used for the rehabilitation of the affected patients are designed in the first place to enable the patients to acquire the skills necessary for maintaining the static balance. The modern equipment allows to carry out coordination training in the static position and also during walking...
May 21, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786603/natural-levels-of-polonium-210-in-urine
#10
Alan Hodgson
This paper presents a review and analysis of available data on background levels of Polonium-210 in urine. It was established that 819 measurements could be considered to correspond to natural background levels, excluding a large number of values identified by the original investigators as potentially due to an artificial source or due to recognised enhancement of dietary intake. Almost 550 measurements were extracted from studies reported in the literature; additional measurements were contributions of previously unpublished data by authors of more recent papers...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786589/bacterial-factors-of-cariogenicity-literature-review
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Mariia O Faustova, Maiia M Ananieva, Yaroslav O Basarab, Oksana V Dobrobolska, Iryna M Vovk, Galina A Loban'
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: According to the 2003 WHO report, dental caries affects from 60% to 90% of school-age children and adults that makes it one of the most common diseases worldwide. The aim was to systematize data about the modern conception of plaque formation and role of microorganisms in its development. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: Biblosemantic, 50 medical literature sources were systematically reviewed as the material for the research...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786579/operative-treatment-of-corrosive-esophageal-strictures
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Volodymyr O Shaprynskyi, Yevhen V Shaprynskyi, Yaroslav V Karyi, Serhii A Lysenko, Oleg O Vorovskyi, Andrii I Semenenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Nowadays operative treatment of corrosive esophageal strictures remains one of the difficult and unsolved problems in surgery. The level of postoperative complications such as anastomotic leak (develops in 7-30% of cases), infections, pneumonia, pleural empyema, mediastinitis, peritonitis, postoperative corrosive strictures is still rather high. The aim of our work was to improve the results of surgical treatment of patients with corrosive esophageal strictures by analyzing and refining on conservative therapy options as well as differentiated approach to each operative treatment method...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786567/how-to-incorporate-academic-writing-pedagogy-in-undergraduate-and-postgraduate-medical-education
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Viktoriia G Kostenko, Iryna M Solohor
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Medical researchers, who are non-native English speakers, are facing now the growing need to publish their research results in international journals switching to an English-only policy, to apply for grants and scholarship, but at the same time this puts many authors whose native language is not English at a disadvantage compared to their English-speaking counterparts. The aim: This paper aims at analysing the existing parameters of academic writing proficiency of medical undergraduate and postgraduate students; elucidating current approaches to develop academic writing competency and to promote academic multi-literacy of junior researchers, and outlining the general recommendations to improve the quality and sophistication of their writing by incorporating the principles and achievements of academic writing pedagogy into the system of medical training...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786532/rice-body-formation-without-rheumatic-disease-or-tuberculosis-in-a-sausage-ring-finger
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M Cegarra-Escolano, C Jaloux, O Camuzard
Rice bodies are very unusual lesions, generally encountered in chronic synovitis due to rheumatoid diseases or tuberculosis. A 31-year-old right-handed man presented with a 15-year history of progressively growing "sausage-like" swelling of the 4th finger and palm of his right hand. There was an immovable, painless mass with restriction of the finger's ROM without local or general associated signs. Imaging showed a large non-aggressive mass within the tendon sheath. Complete excision of the mass was performed...
May 18, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786517/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-potential-target-for-therapy-in-adult-granulosa-cell-tumors
#15
Alessandra Ciucci, Gabriella Ferrandina, Floriana Mascilini, Flavia Filippetti, Giovanni Scambia, Gian Franco Zannoni, Daniela Gallo
OBJECTIVE: Adult granulosa cell tumor (AGCT) is a rare form of sex-cord stromal ovarian tumors. Due to their origin, AGCTs secrete estrogens, and thus, estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated signaling has been considered as a possible target for therapy. The aim of the present study was to get insights into estrogen receptor status and activity in AGCTs, as a strategy to provide molecular support for personalized hormonal treatments. METHODS: We evaluated by immunohistochemistry the expression of ERα, ERβ isoforms (i...
May 18, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786502/best-practices-for-financial-sustainability-of-healthy-food-service-guidelines-in-hospital-cafeterias
#16
Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, Brittany Schwartz, John Graham, Amy Lowry Warnock, Angelo Mojica, Erin Marziale, Diane Harris
In February and March 2017 we examined barriers and facilitators to financial sustainability of healthy food service guidelines and synthesized best practices for financial sustainability in retail operations. We conducted qualitative, in-depth interviews with 8 hospital food service directors to learn more about barriers and facilitators to financial sustainability of healthy food service guidelines in retail food service operations. Analysts organized themes around headers in the interview guide and also made note of emerging themes not in the original guide...
May 17, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786481/rat-cranial-bone-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-promotes-functional-recovery-in-ischemic-stroke-model-rats
#17
Masaru Abiko, Takafumi Mitsuhara, Takahito Okazaki, Takeshi Imura, Kei Nakagawa, Takashi Otsuka, Jumpei Oshita, Masaaki Takeda, Yumi Kawahara, Louis Yuge, Kaoru Kurisu
The functional disorders caused by central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as ischemic stroke, are clinically incurable and current treatments have limited effects. Previous studies suggested that cell-based therapy using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exerts therapeutic effects for ischemic stroke. In addition, the characteristics of MSCs may depend on their sources. Among the derived tissues of MSCs, we have focused on cranial bones originating from the neural crest. We previously demonstrated that the neurogenic potential of human cranial bone-derived MSCs (cMSCs) was higher than that of human iliac bone-derived MSCs...
May 22, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786460/counterexample-driven-genetic-programming-heuristic-program-synthesis-from-formal-specifications
#18
Iwo Błądek, Krzysztof Krawiec, Jerry Swan
Conventional genetic programming (GP) can only guarantee that synthesized programs pass tests given by the provided input-output examples. The alternative to such test-based approach is synthesizing programs by formal specification, typically realized with exact, non-heuristic algorithms. In this paper, we build on our earlier study on Counterexample-Based Genetic Programming (CDGP), an evolutionary heuristic that synthesizes programs from formal specifications. The candidate programs in CDGP undergo formal verification with a Satisfiability Modulo Theory (SMT) solver, which results in counterexamples that are subsequently turned into tests and used to calculate fitness...
May 22, 2018: Evolutionary Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786453/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-singapore-version-of-the-chedoke-arm-and-hand-activity
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Silvana X Choo, Jackie Bosch, Julie Richardson, Paul Stratford, Jocelyn E Harris
PURPOSE: To develop a Singapore version of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI) and to estimate the construct validity and inter-rater reliability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Translation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Objectively Assessed Outcome measure procedure was used to systematically adapt the CAHAI. We recruited 56 adults admitted to an inpatient stroke facility to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Singapore version of the CAHAI...
May 22, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786452/identification-of-a-novel-hiv-1-unique-recombinant-form-composed-of-crf01_ae-subtype-b-and-crf65_cpx-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-jilin-china
#20
Yuan-Long Lin, Bo Song, Bing Shao, Si-Yu Liu, Qing-Qing Huo, Jin Li, Jia-Ye Wang, Fu-Xiang Wang
Current HIV-1 epidemic in China is featured by diverse subtypes and continual emergence of new recombinant viruses. This study identified a novel unique recombinant form (URF) JL16013 among men who has sex with men (MSM) in Jilin, China. The JL16013 virus was different from all known subtypes and set up a distinct branch on the phylogenetic tree. This virus had a CRF01_AE backbone with two subtype B' fragments and one CRF65_cpx fragment inserted into gag, pol, env and nef regions, suggesting that this novel URF might originated from the CRF01_AE, subtype B' and CRF65_cpx viruses that were co-circulating in Jilin province...
May 22, 2018: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
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