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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107784/exciton-exciton-annihilation-as-a-probe-of-inter-chain-interactions-in-ppv-oligomer-aggregates
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Linda A Peteanu, Sanchari Chowdhury, Jurjen Wildeman, Matthew Y Sfeir
One measure of exciton mobility in an aggregate is the efficiency of exciton-exciton annihilation (EEA). Both exciton mobilities and EEA are enhanced for aggregate morphologies in which the distances between chromophores and their relative orientations are favorable for Förster energy transfer. Here this principle is applied to gauge the strength of inter-chain interactions in aggregates of two substituted PPV oligomers of 7 (OPPV7) and 13 (OPPV13) phenylene rings. These are models of the semiconducting conjugated polymer MEH-PPV...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107580/non-buprenorphine-opioid-utilization-among-patients-using-buprenorphine
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Matthew Daubresse, Brendan Saloner, Harold A Pollack, G Caleb Alexander
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Buprenorphine is commonly used to treat opioid use disorder, however, non-buprenorphine prescription opioid use among these patients is not well defined. We sought to estimate the prevalence of non-buprenorphine opioid use among incident buprenorphine users and quantify levels of opioid use prior to, during and after the first treatment episode. DESIGN: We used QuintilesIMS anonymized, individual-level, all-payer pharmacy claims to identify incident users of buprenorphine between January 2010 through July 2012 from a large cohort of approximately 50 million patients filling two or more prescriptions for any opioid during any calendar year between 2006 and 2013 in eleven states of interest...
January 20, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106683/collaboration-between-academia-and-practice-interprofessional-crises-leadership-and-disaster-management
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Cheryl Hoying, Sharon Farra, Rosalie Mainous, Rebecca Baute, Matthew Gneuhs
An innovative interprofessional disaster preparedness program was designed and implemented through an academic-practice partnership between a large midwestern children's hospital and a community-based state university. This course was part of a constellation of courses developed in response to Presidential Directive (HSPD) 8, a mandate to standardize disaster response training that was issued after the inefficiencies following Hurricane Katrina. A hybrid immersive and didactic approach was used to train senior leadership and frontline clinicians...
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106469/building-a-dna-barcode-library-of-alaska-s-non-marine-arthropods
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Derek S Sikes, Matthew Bowser, John M Morton, Casey Bickford, Sarah Meierotto, Kyndall Hildebrandt
Climate change may result in ecological futures with novel species assemblages, trophic mismatch, and mass extinction. Alaska has a limited taxonomic workforce to address these changes. We are building a DNA barcode library to facilitate a metabarcoding approach to monitoring non-marine arthropods. Working with the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding, we obtained DNA barcodes from recently collected and authoritatively identified specimens in the University of Alaska Museum (UAM) Insect Collection and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge collection...
October 21, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103214/association-between-the-real-cost-media-campaign-and-smoking-initiation-among-youths-united-states-2014-2016
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Matthew C Farrelly, Jennifer C Duke, James Nonnemaker, Anna J MacMonegle, Tesfa N Alexander, Xiaoquan Zhao, Janine C Delahanty, Pamela Rao, Jane A Allen
In the United States, approximately 900,000 youths smoke their first cigarette each year (1). Health communication interventions are evidence-based strategies for preventing the initiation of tobacco use, promoting and facilitating cessation, and changing beliefs and attitudes about tobacco use (2,3). This report describes the association between the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) first national tobacco public education campaign, The Real Cost, and rates of smoking initiation among youths in the United States from 2014 to 2016...
January 20, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100830/neural-bases-of-recommendations-differ-according-to-social-network-structure
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Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Joseph B Bayer, Christopher N Cascio, Emily B Falk
Ideas spread across social networks, but not everyone is equally positioned to be a successful recommender. Do individuals with more opportunities to connect otherwise unconnected others-high information brokers-use their brains differently than low information brokers when making recommendations? We test the hypothesis that those with more opportunities for information brokerage may use brain systems implicated in considering the thoughts, perspectives, and mental states of others (i.e. 'mentalizing') more when spreading ideas...
January 18, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100618/influence-of-the-envelope-gp120-phe-43-cavity-on-hiv-1-sensitivity-to-adcc-responses
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Jérémie Prévost, Daria Zoubchenok, Jonathan Richard, Maxime Veillette, Beatriz Pacheco, Mathieu Coutu, Nathalie Brassard, Matthew S Parsons, Kiat Ruxrungtham, Torsak Bunupuradah, Sodsai Tovanabutra, Kwan-Ki Hwang, M Anthony Moody, Barton F Haynes, Mattia Bonsignori, Joseph Sodroski, Daniel E Kaufmann, George M Shaw, Agnès L Chenine, Andrés Finzi
: HIV-1-infected cells presenting envelope glycoproteins (Env) in the CD4-bound conformation on their surface are preferentially targeted by antibody-dependent cellular-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC). HIV-1 has evolved sophisticated mechanisms to avoid exposure of Env ADCC epitopes by downregulating CD4 and by limiting the overall amount of Env on the cell surface. In HIV-1, substitution of large residues such as histidine or tryptophan for serine 375 (S375H/W) in the gp120 Phe 43 cavity, where Phe 43 of CD4 contacts gp120, results in the spontaneous sampling of an Env conformation closer to CD4-bound state...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100256/transcriptomic-signatures-differentiate-survival-from-fatal-outcomes-in-humans-infected-with-ebola-virus
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Xuan Liu, Emily Speranza, César Muñoz-Fontela, Sam Haldenby, Natasha Y Rickett, Isabel Garcia-Dorival, Yongxiang Fang, Yper Hall, Elsa-Gayle Zekeng, Anja Lüdtke, Dong Xia, Romy Kerber, Ralf Krumkamp, Sophie Duraffour, Daouda Sissoko, John Kenny, Nichola Rockliffe, E Diane Williamson, Thomas R Laws, Magassouba N'Faly, David A Matthews, Stephan Günther, Andrew R Cossins, Armand Sprecher, John H Connor, Miles W Carroll, Julian A Hiscox
BACKGROUND: In 2014, Western Africa experienced an unanticipated explosion of Ebola virus infections. What distinguishes fatal from non-fatal outcomes remains largely unknown, yet is key to optimising personalised treatment strategies. We used transcriptome data for peripheral blood taken from infected and convalescent recovering patients to identify early stage host factors that are associated with acute illness and those that differentiate patient survival from fatality. RESULTS: The data demonstrate that individuals who succumbed to the disease show stronger upregulation of interferon signalling and acute phase responses compared to survivors during the acute phase of infection...
January 19, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099267/measurement-error-correction-for-predicted-spatiotemporal-air-pollution-exposures
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Joshua P Keller, Howard H Chang, Matthew J Strickland, Adam A Szpiro
BACKGROUND: Air pollution cohort studies are frequently analyzed in two stages, first modeling exposure then using predicted exposures to estimate health effects in a second regression model. The difference between predicted and unobserved true exposures introduces a form of measurement error in the second stage health model. Recent methods for spatial data correct for measurement error with a bootstrap and by requiring the study design ensure spatial compatibility, i.e., monitor and subject locations are drawn from the same spatial distribution...
January 17, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099219/a-review-of-the-clinical-utility-of-intravascular-ultrasound-ivus-and-optical-coherence-tomography-oct-in-the-assessment-and-treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease
#10
Stephen Daniel Matthews, William H Frishman
Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. As a medical society, we continue to search for ways to better treat CAD and prevent acute coronary syndrome (ACS). As it stands, only statins and anti-platelets agents have been proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of ACS. A histopathological understanding of the pathogenesis of ACS has provided insight into the importance of plaque morphology. Therefore, it has been proposed that increasing the ability to detect true vulnerable, "at-risk" lesions, would foster the use of percutaneous coronary intervention as a means for the prevention of ACS...
January 11, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099150/elimination-of-quiescent-slow-cycling-cells-via-reducing-quiescence-depth-by-natural-compounds-purified-from-ganoderma-lucidum
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Jian Dai, Matthew A Miller, Nicholas J Everetts, Xia Wang, Peng Li, Ye Li, Jian-Hua Xu, Guang Yao
The medical mushroom Ganoderma lucidum has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine and shown effective in the treatment of many diseases including cancer. Here we studied the cytotoxic effects of two natural compounds purified from Ganoderma lucidum, ergosterol peroxide and ganodermanondiol. We found that these two compounds exhibited cytotoxicity not only against fast proliferating cells, but on quiescent, slow-cycling cells. Using a fibroblast cell-quiescence model, we found that the cytotoxicity on quiescent cells was due to induced apoptosis, and was associated with a shallower quiescent state in compound-treated cells, resultant from the increased basal activity of an Rb-E2F bistable switch that controls quiescence exit...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099078/prevalence-of-terrapene-herpesvirus-1-in-free-ranging-eastern-box-turtles-terrapene-carolina-carolina-in-tennessee-and-illinois
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Lauren P Kane, Matthew C Allender, Grace Archer, Elena Dzhaman, John Pauley, A Russell Moore, Marilyn O Ruiz, Rebecca L Smith, John Byrd, Christopher A Phillips
Diseases affecting the upper respiratory tract, such as herpesviruses, are well described in captive chelonians worldwide, but their importance in free-ranging populations is less well known. To characterize the disease epidemiology of terrapene herpesvirus 1 (TerHV1), 409 free-ranging eastern box turtles ( Terrapene carolina carolina) in Tennessee and Illinois were tested for TerHV1 in 2013 and 2014 using TaqMan quantitative PCR. Whole blood and swabs of the oral mucosa were collected from 365 adults (154 females, 195 males, 16 unknown sex) and 44 juveniles...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098275/the-initial-stages-of-melting-of-graphene-between-4000-k-and-6000-k
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Eric Ganz, Ariel B Ganz, Li-Ming Yang, Matthew Dornfeld
Graphene and its analogues have some of the highest predicted melting points of any materials. Previous work estimated the melting temperature for freestanding graphene to be a remarkable 4510 K. However, this work relied on theoretical methods that do not accurately account for the role of bond breaking or complex bonding configurations in the melting process. Furthermore, experiments to verify these high melting points have been challenging. Practical applications of graphene and carbon nanotubes at high temperatures will require a detailed understanding of the behavior of these materials under these conditions...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098202/superresolution-imaging-of-clinical-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-breast-cancer-with-single-molecule-localization-microscopy
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Matthew K Creech, Jing Wang, Xiaolin Nan, Summer L Gibbs
Millions of archived formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens contain valuable molecular insight into healthy and diseased states persevered in their native ultrastructure. To diagnose and treat diseases in tissue on the nanoscopic scale, pathology traditionally employs electron microscopy (EM), but this platform has significant limitations including cost and painstaking sample preparation. The invention of single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) optically overcame the diffraction limit of light to resolve fluorescently labeled molecules on the nanoscale, leading to many exciting biological discoveries...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097095/limited-knowledge-of-acetaminophen-in-patients-with-liver-disease
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Sammy Saab, Peter G Konyn, Matthew R Viramontes, Melissa A Jimenez, Jonathan F Grotts, Wally Hamidzadah, Veronica P Dang, Negin L Esmailzadeh, Gina Choi, Francisco A Durazo, Mohamed M El-Kabany, Steven-Huy B Han, Myron J Tong
Background and Aims: Unintentional acetaminophen overdose remains the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Patients with underlying liver disease are at higher risk of poor outcomes from acetaminophen overdose. Limited knowledge of acetaminophen may be a preventable contributor to elevated rates of overdose and thus acute liver failure. The purpose of this study is to assess knowledge of acetaminophen dosing and presence of acetaminophen in common combination products in patients with liver disease...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096199/trends-in-radiation-therapy-among-cancer-survivors-in-the-united-states-2000-2030
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Alex K Bryant, Matthew Banegas, Maria E Martinez, Loren K Mell, James D Murphy
BACKGROUND: Although the number of cancer survivors has increased substantially over the past several decades, the composition of survivors treated with radiotherapy is not well defined. Radiotherapy carries unique long-term toxicity risks for cancer survivors. This study describes the current estimates and future projections of the epidemiology of five-year cancer survivors who receive radiation therapy. METHODS: We used cancer incidence and survival data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results (SEER) database linked to US Census data to estimate the number of five-year cancer survivors treated with radiation between 2000 and 2030...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096186/translation-reprogramming-is-an-evolutionarily-conserved-driver-of-phenotypic-plasticity-and-therapeutic-resistance-in-melanoma
#17
Paola Falletta, Luis Sanchez-Del-Campo, Jagat Chauhan, Maike Effern, Amy Kenyon, Christopher J Kershaw, Robert Siddaway, Richard Lisle, Rasmus Freter, Matthew J Daniels, Xin Lu, Thomas Tüting, Mark Middleton, Francesca M Buffa, Anne E Willis, Graham Pavitt, Ze'ev A Ronai, Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, Michael Hölzel, Colin R Goding
The intratumor microenvironment generates phenotypically distinct but interconvertible malignant cell subpopulations that fuel metastatic spread and therapeutic resistance. Whether different microenvironmental cues impose invasive or therapy-resistant phenotypes via a common mechanism is unknown. In melanoma, low expression of the lineage survival oncogene microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) correlates with invasion, senescence, and drug resistance. However, how MITF is suppressed in vivo and how MITF-low cells in tumors escape senescence are poorly understood...
January 17, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096066/-happiness-inventors-informing-positive-computing-technologies-through-participatory-design-with-children
#18
Svetlana Yarosh, Stephen Matthew Schueller
BACKGROUND: Positive psychological interventions for children have typically focused on direct adaptations of interventions developed for adults. As the community moves toward designing positive computing technologies to support child well-being, it is important to use a more participatory process that directly engages children's voices. OBJECTIVE: Our objectives were, through a participatory design study, to understand children's interpretations of positive psychology concepts, as well as their perspectives on technologies that are best suited to enhance their engagement with practice of well-being skills...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094907/better-nurse-autonomy-decreases-the-odds-of-30-day-mortality-and-failure-to-rescue
#19
Aditi D Rao, Aparna Kumar, Matthew McHugh
RESEARCH PURPOSE: Autonomy is essential to professional nursing practice and is a core component of good nurse work environments. The primary objective of this study was to examine the relationship between nurse autonomy and 30-day mortality and failure to rescue (FTR) in a hospitalized surgical population. STUDY DESIGN: This study was a secondary analysis of cross-sectional data. It included data from three sources: patient discharge data from state administrative databases, a survey of nurses from four states, and the American Hospital Association annual survey from 2006-2007...
January 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092937/updating-the-u-s-life-cycle-ghg-petroleum-baseline-to-2014-with-projections-to-2040-using-open-source-engineering-based-models
#20
Gregory Cooney, Matthew Jamieson, Joe Marriott, Joule Bergerson, Adam Brandt, Timothy J Skone
The National Energy Technology Laboratory produced a well-to-wheels (WTW) life cycle greenhouse gas analysis of petroleum-based fuels consumed in the U.S. in 2005, known as the NETL 2005 Petroleum Baseline. This study uses a set of engineering-based, open-source models combined with publicly available data to calculate baseline results for 2014. An increase between the 2005 baseline and the 2014 results presented here (e.g., 92.4 vs 96.2 g CO2e/MJ gasoline, + 4.1%) are due to changes both in modeling platform and in the U...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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