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Agreement is very low between a clinical prediction rule and physiotherapist assessment for classifying the risk of poor recovery of individuals with acute whiplash injury.

Musculoskelet Sci Pract 2018 Nov 19;39:73-79. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, G05, 3.20E Parklands Drive, Southport, 4222, Australia; Recover Injury Research Centre, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Recovery Following Road Traffic Injuries, The University of Queensland, Level 7 Oral Health Centre, 288 Herston Road, Herston, Queensland, 4006, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: A prognostic clinical prediction rule (whiplash CPR) has been validated for use in individuals with acute whiplash associated disorders (WAD). The clinical utility of this tool is unknown.

Objectives: To investigate: 1) the level of agreement between physiotherapist- and whiplash CPR-determined prognostic risk classification of people with acute WAD; 2) which clinical findings are used by physiotherapists to classify prognostic risk; and 3) whether physiotherapists plan to differ the number of treatment sessions provided based on prognostic risk classification. Read More

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November 2018
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The appropriateness of coronary investigation in myocardial injury and type 2 myocardial infarction (ACT-2): A randomized trial design.

Am Heart J 2018 Oct 25;208:11-20. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Cardiology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia; College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Elevated troponin level findings among patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or another intercurrent illness undeniably identifies patients at increased risk of mortality. Whilst enhancing our capacity to discriminate risk, the use of high-sensitivity troponin assays frequently identifies patients with myocardial injury (i.e. Read More

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October 2018
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An approach to the implementation of Low Impact Development measures towards an EcoCampus classification.

J Environ Manage 2018 Dec 3;232:654-659. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

ECT-School of Science and Technology, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro UTAD, Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal; Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal.

Impervious cover has important hydrologic impacts, namely the increased runoff volume and peak discharges in the rainwater network, which can lead to significant consequences like rapid urban floods with social, environmental and economic implications. LID (Low Impact Development) consist of distributed runoff management measures, like green roofs, pervious pavements, waterways covered with vegetation and filter trails, among others, that seek to control stormwater in the origin, reducing imperviousness. These solutions avoid increased runoff rate and volume, increase infiltration and groundwater recharge. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of the automated BD Phoenix CPO Detect panel in combination with the β-CARBA assay for detection and classification of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales.

J Microbiol Methods 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Hospital of Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauß-Allee 11, D-93053 Regensburg, Germany.

Recently, the CPO Detect panel for the detection of carbapenemase-producing, Gram-negative bacteria was introduced for the Phoenix semi-automated antimicrobial susceptibility testing system. The CPO Detect assay aims to detect carbapenemase activity (P/N test) and to type carbapenemase producers according to the Ambler classification (Ambler test). The P/N test-based detection of carbapenemase producers was 100% sensitive and 55. Read More

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December 2018
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Differentiation between persistent infection/colonization and re-infection/re-colonization of Mycobacterium abscessus isolated from patients in Northeast Thailand.

Infect Genet Evol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand; Research and Diagnostic Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. Electronic address:

Mycobacterium abscessus can cause true infection or be present in the host as a harmless colonist. The ability of M. abscessus to cause disease and develop drug resistance is known to have a genetic basis. Read More

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December 2018
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Extent of Lymphadenectomy and Postoperative Major Complications Among Women with Endometrial Cancer Treated with Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Northwestern University, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, IL, USA; Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Center for Healthcare Studies, Institute for Public Health in Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Background: In patients with endometrial cancer sentinel lymphadenectomy is used to accurately prognosticate extent of disease and has been proposed as a method to decrease the incidence of medical and surgical complications associated with more extensive lymphadenectomy. It is unknown if patients who undergo traditional lymphadenectomy experience major postoperative complications at the same rates as those who undergo sentinel lymphadenectomy or those who do not undergo lymphadenectomy.

Objective: To compare the incidence of major postoperative complications among endometrial cancer patients undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy with traditional lymphadenectomy versus sentinel or no lymphadenectomy. Read More

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December 2018
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Pre-emptive and preventive opioids for postoperative pain in adults undergoing all types of surgery.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD012624. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia, Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, UK, DE22 3DT.

Background: Postoperative pain is a common consequence of surgery and can have deleterious effects. It has been suggested that the administration of opioid analgesia before a painful stimulus may improve pain control. This can be done in two ways. Read More

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December 2018
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Computer-assisted diagnosis techniques (dermoscopy and spectroscopy-based) for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013186. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) are high-risk skin cancers which have the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Visual inspection and dermoscopy, alone or in combination, for diagnosing keratinocyte skin cancers in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD011901. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is important to guide appropriate management, to reduce morbidity and to improve survival. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is almost always a localised skin cancer with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue, whereas a minority of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs) and invasive melanomas are higher-risk skin cancers with the potential to metastasise and cause death. Dermoscopy has become an important tool to assist specialist clinicians in the diagnosis of melanoma, and is increasingly used in primary-care settings. Read More

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December 2018
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Teledermatology for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 3;12:CD013193. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, B15 2TT.

Background: Early accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are high-risk skin cancers which have the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Read More

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December 2018
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Identifiers of Language Impairment for Spanish-English Dual Language Learners.

Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch 2018 Dec 6:1-12. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if a standardized assessment developed for Spanish-English dual language learners (SEDLLs) differentiates SEDLLs with language impairment (LI) from children with typical language better than the translated/adapted Spanish and/or English version of a standardized assessment and to determine if adding informal measure/s to the standardized assessment increases the classification accuracy.

Method: Standardized and informal language assessment measures were administered to 30 Mexican American 4- to 5-year-old SEDLLs to determine the predictive value of each measure and the group of measures that best identified children with LI and typical language. Discriminant analyses were performed on the data set. Read More

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December 2018
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The genetic diversity and relationships of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) inbred lines assessed by using SSR markers.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208551. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Genetics, Breeding and Multiple Utilization of Crops, College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, P.R. China.

Inbred lines are important germplasm in cauliflower breeding programs. To understand the genetic diversity and relationships of cauliflower inbred lines, the use of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers will be of great value for parental line selection and breeding strategy design. In this study, the genetic diversity and relationships of 165 cauliflower inbred lines primarily derived from southeast China were assessed using SSR markers. Read More

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December 2018

Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) genotype update and proposal of a new genotyping methodology.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208585. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

UAB, Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CRESA, IRTA-UAB), Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain.

Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) is one of the most widespread viral infections of swine, causing a remarkable economic impact because of direct losses and indirect costs for its control. As other ssDNA viruses, PCV-2 is characterized by a high evolutionary rate, leading to the emergence of a plethora of variants with different biological and epidemiological features. Over time, several attempts have been made to organize PCV-2 genetic heterogeneity in recognized genotypes. Read More

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December 2018

Performance of GPS units for deployment on semiaquatic animals.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0207938. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences, and Maritime Sciences, Department of Natural Sciences and Environmental Health, University of South-Eastern Norway, Bø i Telemark, Norway.

Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is widely used in wildlife research to study animal movement and habitat use. In order to evaluate the quality and reliability of GPS data, the factors influencing the performance of these devices must be known, especially for semiaquatic species, because terrestrial and aquatic habitat might affect GPS performance differently. We evaluated the location error and fix success rate of three GPS receiver models in stationary tests and on a semi-aquatic mammal, the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber). Read More

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December 2018

Gut microbiota signatures in cystic fibrosis: Loss of host CFTR function drives the microbiota enterophenotype.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208171. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Unit of Human Microbiome, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disorder affecting the respiratory, digestive, reproductive systems and sweat glands. This lethal hereditary disease has known or suspected links to the dysbiosis gut microbiota. High-throughput meta-omics-based approaches may assist in unveiling this complex network of symbiosis modifications. Read More

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December 2018
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Two Double-hit Lymphomas Cases: A Molecular Cytogenetic Approach.

J Assoc Genet Technol 2018 ;44(4):141-145

Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN.

Objectives: Double-hit lymphomas represent 5% of cases of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL). They are currently recognized as highgrade B-cell lymphomas (HGBCL) with rearrangements of MYC and BCL2 and/or BCL6 by the 2016 WHO classification. One of these rearrangements is the translocation of the BCL2 gene (18q21. Read More

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January 2018
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[Evaluation of The Medical Board Exam in Portugal].

Acta Med Port 2018 Nov 30;31(11):670-679. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra. Serviço de Otorrinolaringologia. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra. Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR). Coimbra. Portugal.

Introduction: There is a high heterogeneity in the structure of postgraduate medical training evaluation worldwide. However, in contrast to other countries, there have been no scientific studies of the final medical board examination, in Portugal. The present study aimed to evaluate the adequacy of the medical board examination including its validity as measured by its association with medical school grade average and national seriation examination. Read More

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November 2018
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Predictors of surgical complications of nephrectomy for urolithiasis.

Int Braz J Urol 2018 Oct 30;44. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Divisão de Urologia do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Objectives: Nephrectomy due to stone disease may be a challenging procedure owing to the presence of significant inflammation and infection, involving high complication rate. The objective of our study was to identify predictors for complications of nephrectomy for urolithiasis.

Patients And Methods: A retrospective review of 149 consecutive patients > 18y submitted to simple nephrectomy for urolithiasis from January 2006 to July 2012 was performed. Read More

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October 2018

Prognosis of patients with prostate cancer and middle range prostate - specific antigen levels of 20 - 100 ng / mL.

Int Braz J Urol 2018 Oct 30;44. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Integrative Cancer Therapy and Urology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa, Japan.

Introduction: Prostate - specific antigen (PSA) is a useful biomarker for detection of prostate cancer (PCa) and for risk classification in addition to TNM classification and Gleason score (GS). We reported the role of PSA in patients with low (< 20 ng / mL) and extremely high (≥ 100 ng / mL) PSA levels. However, it is unclear whether a correlation exists between middle range PSA levels (20 - 100 ng / mL) at diagnosis and prognosis. Read More

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October 2018

Validation of the 2017 European LeukemiaNet classification for acute myeloid leukemia with NPM1 and FLT3-internal tandem duplication genotypes.

Cancer 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: The revised 2017 European LeukemiaNet (ELN) classification (ELN-2017) of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) divides patients into 3 prognostic risk categories, with additional factors such as the fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3)-internal tandem duplication (ITD) allele ratio (AR) considered for risk stratification. To the best of the authors' knowledge, the prognostic usefulness of ELN-2017 in comparison with ELN-2010 in younger patients with AML has not been validated to date.

Methods: The authors performed a retrospective study on patients aged <60 years who received idarubicin plus cytarabine (IA)-based induction chemotherapy for newly diagnosed AML. Read More

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December 2018

Methane production and emissions in trees and forests.

New Phytol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD, 21037.

Forest ecosystem methane (CH ) research has focused on soils, but trees are also important sources and sinks in forest CH budgets. Living and dead trees transport and emit CH produced in soils; living trees and deadwood emit CH produced inside trees by microorganisms; and trees produce CH through an abiotic photochemical process. Here, we review the state of the science on the production, consumption, transport, and emission of CH by living and dead trees, and the spatial and temporal dynamics of these processes across hydrologic gradients inclusive of wetland and upland ecosystems. Read More

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December 2018
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Detection and prioritization of developmentally neurotoxic and/or neurotoxic compounds using zebrafish.

Toxicol Sci 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

BIOBIDE, Donostia - San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain.

The standard methods for toxicity testing using rodent models cannot keep pace with the increasing number of chemicals in our environment due to time and resource limitations. Hence, there is an unmet need for fast, sensitive and cost-effective alternate models to reliably predict toxicity. As part of Tox21 Phase III's effort, a 90-compound library was created and made available to researchers to screen for neurotoxicants using novel technology and models. Read More

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December 2018

Increased urinary miR-196a level predicts the progression of renal injury in patients with diabetic nephropathy.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

National Clinical Research Center of Kidney Diseases, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, China.

Background: Recent data suggest that miR-196a is predominantly expressed in the kidney and plays an inhibitory role in the progress of renal interstitial fibrosis (IF). However, the predictive value of miR-196a in diabetic nephropathy (DN) remains unknown. We validated the role of urinary miR-196a in the progression of renal injury in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Read More

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December 2018

Histones Predate the Split Between Bacteria and Archaea.

Bioinformatics 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Protein Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.

Motivation: Histones form octameric complexes called nucleosomes, which organize the genomic DNA of eukaryotes into chromatin. Each nucleosome comprises two copies each of the histones H2A, H2B, H3, and H4, which share a common ancestry. Although histones were initially thought to be a eukaryotic innovation, the subsequent identification of archaeal homologs led to the notion that histones emerged before the divergence of archaea and eukaryotes. Read More

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December 2018
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Outcomes Analysis of Children Diagnosed With Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in the PICU.

Pediatr Crit Care Med 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Critical Care, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC.

Objectives: Describe a single center experience of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a PICU over a 10-year period, to identify clinical features that may be associated with worse outcomes, including mortality, hospital and ICU length of stay, and functional and cognitive impairments on discharge.

Design: Retrospective electronic medical record review, 2007-2017.

Setting: PICU located in a large urban academic quaternary care children's hospital. Read More

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December 2018
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Widened QRS-T Angle May Be a Measure of Poor Ventricular Stretch During Exercise Among On-duty Firefighters.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Dillon J. Dzikowicz, BS, RN Doctoral (PhD) Student, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, New York. Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, New York.

Background: The spatial QRS-T angle is a measure of repolarization heterogeneity and may be a predictor of poor ventricular health. It is unknown whether a relationship exists between QRS-T angle and blood pressure (BP) during exercise.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential relationship between QRS-T angle and BP during exercise, which may be indicative of ventricular stretch. Read More

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December 2018

Paths to successful translation of new therapies for severe TBI in the golden age of traumatic brain injury research: A Pittsburgh vision.

J Neurotrauma 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

University of Pittsburgh, Neurosurgery , 3434 Fifth Ave , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States , PA ;

New neuroprotective therapies for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) have not translated from pre-clinical to clinical success. Numerous explanations have been suggested in both the pre-clinical and clinical arenas. Coverage of TBI in the lay press has reinvigorated interest creating a golden age of TBI research with innovative strategies to circumvent roadblocks. Read More

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December 2018

Mindfulness is positively related to socioeconomic job status and income and independently predicts mental distress in a long-term perspective: Danish validation studies of the Five-Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire.

Psychol Assess 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Neurobiology Research Unit, The Neuroscience Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging.

The Five Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) measures 5 factor-analytically derived mindfulness aspects (Observe, Describe, Non-Judgment, Non-Reactivity, and Acting with Awareness) and is commonly used as an indicator of mindfulness in population surveys and studies of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI). Outside MBI, FFMQ scores are hypothesized to reflect relatively stable human dispositions of importance to psychological health. However, the long-term test-retest reliability of FFMQ scores is virtually untested and it remains unknown whether FFMQ scores predict psychological health after controlling for standardized socioeconomic status classifications. Read More

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December 2018

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine for vascular dementia.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 6;12:CD010284. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Cochrane Singapore, Singapore Clinical Research Institute, Nanos Building #02-01, 31 Biopolis Way, Singapore, Singapore, 138669.

Background: Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM) is widely used for treating vascular dementia (VaD) in China. Recent studies of a number of TCHMs have demonstrated in vitro biological activity and therapeutic effects in animals, but the published clinical evidence has not been systematically appraised.

Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of TCHMs listed in either the Chinese Pharmacopoeia (CP) or the Chinese National Essential Drug List (NEDL) that are used to treat VaD. Read More

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December 2018

Links Between Strokes and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Population-Based Study.

Can J Neurol Sci 2018 Dec 6:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary,University of Alberta,Edmonton, Alberta,Canada.

Background: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a disease of abnormal vasculature where patients are predisposed to strokes of multiple etiologies. We assessed yearly stroke incidence among Albertans with HHT and compared with the general population. Given the tendency for stroke in HHT patients, we expected HHT patients to have higher stroke incidence, in particular at younger ages. Read More

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December 2018

Capitate and Lunate Morphology in Normal Wrist Radiographs-A Pilot study.

Curr Rheumatol Rev 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. United States.

Morphology may provide the basis for the understanding of wrist mechanics. We used classification systems based on cadaver dissection of lunate and capitate types to evaluate a normal database of 70 wrist radiographs in 35 subjects looking for associations between bone shapes. Kappa statistics and a log-linear mixed -effects model with a random intercept were used. Read More

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December 2018

Characterization of the Blister Fluid Proteome for Pediatric Burn Classification.

J Proteome Res 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Blister fluid (BF) is a novel and viable research matrix for burn injury study, which can reflect both systemic and local micro-environmental responses. The protein abundance in BF from different burn severities were initially observed using a 2D SDS-PAGE approach. Subsequently, a quantitative data independent acquisition (DIA) method - SWATHTM was employed to characterize the proteome of pediatric burn blister fluid. Read More

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December 2018
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Targeted Feature Extraction in MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging to Discriminate Proteomic Profiles of Breast and Ovarian Cancer.

Proteomics Clin Appl 2018 Dec 6:e1700168. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

Purpose: To develop a mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) based workflow for extracting m/z values related to putative protein biomarkers and using these for reliable tumor classification.

Experimental Design: Given a list of putative breast and ovarian cancer biomarker proteins, we extracted a set of related m/z values from heterogeneous MSI datasets derived from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue material. Based on these features, a linear discriminant analysis classification model was trained to discriminate the two tumor types. Read More

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December 2018

Comprehensive analysis of presurgical factors predicting psychiatric disorders in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis underwent cortico-amygdalohippocampectomy.

J Clin Lab Anal 2018 Dec 5:e22724. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of Chengdu Office of People's Government of Tibetan Autonomous Region, Chengdu, China.

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of presurgical factors for psychiatric disorders (PD) in refractory temporal lobe epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis (TLE-MTS) patients underwent cortico-amygdalohippocampectomy (CAH).

Methods: A total of 98 refractory TLE-MTS patients underwent CAH were consecutively enrolled in this cohort study. Several presurgical factors were recorded, such as married status, employment status, highest education, disease duration, family history of epilepsy, and disorganized VEEG background activity. Read More

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December 2018

A four-gene signature predicts the efficacy of paclitaxel-based neoadjuvant therapy in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative breast cancer.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Pathology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is the major preoperative treatment of breast cancer (BC) with negative human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), and the efficacy of NAC and the optimization of regimen are under intensive research. The current study aimed to define the predictive biomarkers for paclitaxel (PTX) response in NAC of HER2-negative BC. Data from GSE25065, GSE26065, GSE41998, as well as drug sensitivity data of breast and ovarian cancer cell line from NCI60, were used. Read More

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December 2018
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Phenotypes of atopic dermatitis identified by cluster analysis in early childhood.

J Dermatol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center Children's Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin disease that usually appears in early childhood and develops into a heterogeneous disease during childhood. The clinical course and treatment for atopic dermatitis can differ according to its phenotype and/or endotype. This study aimed to identify clinical phenotypes of atopic dermatitis in early childhood. Read More

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December 2018
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Efficiency of autocoding programs for converting job descriptors into standard occupational classification (SOC) codes.

Am J Ind Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

Background: Existing datasets often lack job exposure data. Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes can link work exposure data to health outcomes via a Job Exposure Matrix, but manually assigning SOC codes is laborious. We explored the utility of two SOC autocoding programs. Read More

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December 2018

Multilevel diffusion tensor imaging classification technique for characterizing neurobehavioral disorders.

Brain Imaging Behav 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering, Schools of Engineering, Biology and Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

This proposed novel method consists of three levels of analyses of diffusion tensor imaging data: 1) voxel level analysis of fractional anisotropy of white matter tracks, 2) connection level analysis, based on fiber tracks between specific brain regions, and 3) network level analysis, based connections among multiple brain regions. Machine-learning techniques of (Fisher score) feature selection, (Support Vector Machine) pattern classification, and (Leave-one-out) cross-validation are performed, for recognition of the neural connectivity patterns for diagnostic purposes. For validation proposes, this multilevel approach achieved an average classification accuracy of 90% between Alzheimer's disease and healthy controls, 83% between Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment, and 83% between mild cognitive impairment and healthy controls. Read More

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December 2018
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Vertebral body insufficiency fractures: detection of vertebrae at risk on standard CT images using texture analysis and machine learning.

Eur Radiol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.

Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of bone texture analysis (TA) combined with machine learning (ML) algorithms in standard CT scans to identify patients with vertebrae at risk for insufficiency fractures.

Materials And Methods: Standard CT scans of 58 patients with insufficiency fractures of the spine, performed between 2006 and 2013, were analyzed retrospectively. Every included patient had at least two CT scans. Read More

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December 2018

Italian consensus for the classification and reporting of thyroid cytology: the risk of malignancy between indeterminate lesions at low or high risk. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Endocrine 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Service of Clinical Pathology, Institute of Pathology, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Background: Italian consensus for the classification and reporting of thyroid cytology has proposed to discriminate the cancer prevalence of high (Tir 3B) vs. low (Tir 3A) risk indeterminate nodules. To obtain more robust evidence on this topic, we performed a meta-analysis of the Odds Ratio (OR) of malignancy of Tir 3B vs. Read More

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December 2018
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Surveillance Ultrasound in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit: Time to Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosis.

Neurocrit Care 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

University Health System, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Background/objectives: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are complications of hospitalization leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Routine surveillance ultrasound has become common practice in some intensive care units (ICU) to detect DVT early and initiate anticoagulation, preventing complications. However, initiating anticoagulants for asymptomatic DVT treatment may increase risk of hemorrhage. Read More

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December 2018

Usefulness of transabdominal ultrasonography for assessing ulcerative colitis: a prospective, multicenter study.

J Gastroenterol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Kita-15, Nishi-7 Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.

Background: Transabdominal ultrasonography (US) has been reported to be a useful tool for evaluating ulcerative colitis (UC) although with less well-established data than for Crohn's disease. This prospective multicenter study aimed to establish the usefulness of US compared with colonoscopy (CS) for assessing disease extent and activity of UC.

Methods: Altogether, 173 patients with UC were prospectively enrolled, among whom 156 were eligible for this study. Read More

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December 2018

Impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on short-term complications and survival following radical cystectomy.

World J Urol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Urology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000, Louvain, Belgium.

Objectives: To compare perioperative and short-term postoperative complication rates between patients receiving radical cystectomy (RC) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and patients undergoing RC alone. Secondary objectives were to compare overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS).

Materials And Methods: Clinico-pathological data of all patients who received RC between 1996 and 2015 were retrospectively collected. Read More

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December 2018
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Efficient Clustering-based Noise Covariance Estimation for Maximum Noise Fraction.

Natl Conf Comput Vis Pattern Recognit Image Process Graph 2018 26;841:232-244. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78705, USA.

Most hyperspectral images (HSI) have important spectral features in specific combination of wave numbers or channels. Noise in these specific channels or bands can easily overwhelm these relevant spectral features. Maximum Noise Fraction (MNF) by Green . Read More

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Risk Model in Women with Ovarian Cancer Without Mutations.

Open Med (Wars) 2018 25;13:565-574. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Department of Gynecological Surgery and Gynecological Oncology of Adults and Adolescents, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Ovarian cancer is characterised by the greatest mortality among all tumors of the reproductive tract. This study included 246 patients which consisted of 136 women with ovarian cancer without genetic mutation and 110 women with benign ovarian cysts. We created two mathematical logic models containing positive and negative risk factors of ovarian cancer such as: age at last menstruation cycle, patient age, OC, HRT, smoking, education status, and alcohol consumption. Read More

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November 2018

Petrology and geochemistry data of the precambrian granitoids from the Hyderabad area, part of Eastern Dharwar Craton, Telangana state India.

Data Brief 2018 Dec 7;21:1909-1917. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department of Applied Geochemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

The data presented in this article are related to research to the research article entitled 'Petrology and Geochemistry Data of the Precambrian granitoids from the Hyderabad part of Eastern Dharwar Craton, Telangana state, India'. The granitoids from the Hyderabad area of the Telangana State are confined to the Precambrian gneissic complex of the northern-eastern part of Eastern Dharwar Craton. They cover 7760 Sq. Read More

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December 2018

Tri-culture system for pro-hapten sensitizer identification and potency classification.

Technology (Singap World Sci) 2018 Jun 29;6(2):67-74. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is an inflammatory disease that impacts 15-20% of the general population and accurate screening methods for chemical risk assessment are needed. However, most approaches poorly predict pre- and pro-hapten sensitizers, which require abiotic or metabolic conversion prior to inducing sensitization. We developed a tri-culture system comprised of MUTZ-3-derived Langerhans cells, HaCaT keratinocytes, and primary dermal fibroblasts to mimic the cellular and metabolic environments of skin sensitization. Read More

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June 2018
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Chemometric Methods for Spectroscopy-Based Pharmaceutical Analysis.

Front Chem 2018 21;6:576. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Chemistry, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

Spectroscopy is widely used to characterize pharmaceutical products or processes, especially due to its desirable characteristics of being rapid, cheap, non-invasive/non-destructive and applicable both off-line and in-/at-/on-line. Spectroscopic techniques produce profiles containing a high amount of information, which can profitably be exploited through the use of multivariate mathematic and statistic (chemometric) techniques. The present paper aims at providing a brief overview of the different chemometric approaches applicable in the context of spectroscopy-based pharmaceutical analysis, discussing both the unsupervised exploration of the collected data and the possibility of building predictive models for both quantitative (calibration) and qualitative (classification) responses. Read More

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November 2018
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