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Stability, preservation and storage of As(III), DMA, MMA and As(V) in water samples.

Anal Methods 2021 Jun 24. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

P S Analytical Ltd, Arthur House, Crayfields Industrial Park, Main Road, Orpington, BR5 3HP, UK.

Correct handling and preservation of water samples is crucial to ensure their integrity for arsenic speciation measurements. ISO TS 19620:2018 is a method for the determination of arsenic(iii) and arsenic(v) species in waters by liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) or hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry (HG-AFS). During the development of this method, a study was performed to establish the best practices for storage and preservation of samples to maintain the integrity of the arsenic speciation and stability. Read More

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Relationship Between Plantar Callosity and Foot Deformity in Hallux Valgus Using Weightbearing Computed Tomography.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2021 May 26. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

Plantar callosities under lesser metatarsals are often accompanied by the hallux valgus, and the cause of callosity is thought to be associated with the foot deformity, such as the metatarsal length discrepancy, the abnormal metatarsal head height, cavus, flat foot, and rheumatoid conditions. However, it is unclear which variable is most involved in the cause of callosity in hallux valgus deformity. To clarify the factors associated with the callosity with hallux valgus deformity, we conducted multiple image assessments based on weightbearing radiography and computed tomography. Read More

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Periwound skin care considerations for older adults.

Br J Community Nurs 2021 Jun;26(Sup6):S26-S33

Senior Tissue Viability Nurse and Clinical Operational programme improvement Lead, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre.

This article discusses the effects of ageing on the skin, particularly the main structural and functional changes that occur in the epidermis and dermis that make the skin more vulnerable to damage. Specific alterations that occur with ageing include slower epidermal turnover, flattening of the epidermal-dermal junction, loss of moisture and hydration as well as reduced immunity placing the skin at increased risk of damage. The discussion will also examine common periwound complications associated with ageing including; maceration, excoriation, dry skin, hyperkeratosis, callus, contact dermatitis and eczema. Read More

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Effects of Defatted Rice Bran Inclusion Level on Nutrient Digestibility and Growth Performance of Different Body Weight Pigs.

Animals (Basel) 2021 May 12;11(5). Epub 2021 May 12.

State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.

This study was conducted to determine the effects of low-protein diet prepared with different levels of defatted rice bran (DFRB) and weight stages on growth performance and nutrient digestibility of growing-finishing pigs. The animal experiment included three stages. A total of 240 growing pigs with an initial body weight of 28. Read More

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Opposite response of maize ZmCCT to photoperiod due to transposon jumping.

Theor Appl Genet 2021 May 20. Epub 2021 May 20.

National Maize Improvement Center, Center for Crop Functional Genomics and Molecular Breeding, Joint Laboratory for International Cooperation in Crop Molecular Breeding, Ministry of Education, Beijing Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Laboratory of Crop Heterosis and Utilization, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100193, China.

Key Message: The new 4.2-kb transposable insertion in the intron of ZmCCT reversely responded relative to the known 5.1-kb transposable insertion to photoperiods between low- and high-latitude regions. Read More

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A fact-finding survey on self-efficacy of foot care behaviour in patients with diabetes: Analysis using the Diabetes Study from the Center of Tokyo Women's Medical University 2017 (DIACET 2017).

Endocrinol Diabetes Metab 2021 04 19;4(2):e00219. Epub 2020 Dec 19.

Diabetes Center Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine Tokyo Japan.

Aim: We aimed to determine the association between self-efficacy of foot care behaviour and chronic complications in Japanese patients with diabetes.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study based on a questionnaire survey of 4571 patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who had (a) given consent to participate in the Diabetes Study from the Center of Tokyo Women's Medical University: DIACET 2017, and (b) completed all the questions of the Japanese Version of Foot Care Confidence Scale (J-FCCS), consisting of 12 statements.

Results: A greater proportion of respondents answered that they were not confident in determining the condition of corns and/or calluses and the condition of toenails. Read More

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Effectiveness of saline water and lidocaine injection treatment of intractable plantar keratoma: a randomised feasibility study.

J Foot Ankle Res 2021 Apr 13;14(1):30. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Physical Activity Sciences and Podiatric Medicine, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 3351, boul. des Forges, C.P. 500, Trois-Rivières, G9A 5H7, Canada.

Background: An intractable plantar keratoma (IPK) is a conical thickening of the epidermis' stratum corneum and a common cause of foot pain which can have a significant, detrimental impact on the mobility, quality of life and independence of individuals. Conservative treatments are currently offered to patients with IPK, but they are unsatisfactory since they do not offer a sufficient or permanent reduction of symptoms. The purpose of this study was the evaluation of the feasibility, safety and effectiveness of innovative treatments for intractable plantar keratoma (IPK). Read More

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Efficacy and safety of condylectomy with minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of interdigital corns of the lesser toes compared to conservative treatment.

J Foot Ankle Res 2021 Mar 20;14(1):20. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Physiotherapy and Podiatry Department, Catholic university of Valencia San Vicente Mártir, Torrente, Spain.

Background: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures cause less trauma to the patient and might improve recovery. This study aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of condylectomy with MIS to treat interdigital corns of the lesser toes.

Methods: This prospective cohort study was conducted in seven podiatry centers. Read More

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Comparative study using inverse ontology cogency and alternatives for concept recognition in the annotated National Library of Medicine database.

Neural Netw 2021 Jul 11;139:86-104. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409, United States of America; National Science Foundation, ECCS Division, Alexandria, VA 22314, United States of America. Electronic address:

This paper introduces inverse ontology cogency, a concept recognition process and distance function that is biologically-inspired and competitive with alternative methods. The paper introduces inverse ontology cogency as a new alternative method. It is a novel distance measure used in selecting the optimum mapping between ontology-specified concepts and phrases in free-form text. Read More

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A prospective study on surgical management of foot deformities in Charcot Marie tooth disease.

J Peripher Nerv Syst 2021 Jun 13;26(2):187-192. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK.

Foot deformities are frequently observed in patients with Charcot Marie tooth disease (CMT) and orthopaedic surgery is often required. Currently there is no evidence-based guideline on surgical management and only a few studies which have evaluated long-term outcomes of surgical procedures. The aim of the study was to evaluate longitudinally the effect of foot surgery in a cohort of CMT patients. Read More

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Phenolics and related in vitro functional activities of different varieties of fresh waxy corn: a whole grain.

BMC Chem 2021 Mar 1;15(1):14. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Crop Research Institute, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jinan, 250100, China.

The polyphenol distribution in fresh waxy corns of different color varieties and their functional activities, which may be useful for treating various chronic diseases, were investigated. The in vitro antioxidant activity, and hypoglycemic and hypocholesterolemic effects of the free and bound corn phenolics were determined to evaluate the edible value of fresh waxy corn. The colored varieties contained more phenols than the common varieties (white and/or yellow). Read More

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MET currents and otoacoustic emissions from mice with a detached tectorial membrane indicate the extracellular matrix regulates Ca near stereocilia.

J Physiol 2021 04 9;599(7):2015-2036. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Key Points: The aim was to determine whether detachment of the tectorial membrane (TM) from the organ of Corti in Tecta/Tectb mice affects the biophysical properties of cochlear outer hair cells (OHCs). Tecta/Tectb mice have highly elevated hearing thresholds, but OHCs mature normally. Mechanoelectrical transducer (MET) channel resting open probability (P ) in mature OHC is ∼50% in endolymphatic [Ca ], resulting in a large standing depolarizing MET current that would allow OHCs to act optimally as electromotile cochlear amplifiers. Read More

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Ultraviolet-C irradiation maintaining texture and total sugars content of ready to cook baby corn during commercial storage.

Food Sci Biotechnol 2021 Jan 7;30(1):47-54. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

Faculty of Natural Resources and Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Chalermphrakiat Sakonnakhon Province Campus, Sakonnakhon, 47000 Thailand.

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) irradiation on the changes in total sugars concentration and texture of ready to cook baby corn during cold storage. The baby corns were irradiated with UV-C at the dose of 0 (control), 2.2, 4. Read More

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January 2021

Brachymetacarpia and brachymetatarsia: do we need to operate?

EFORT Open Rev 2021 Jan 4;6(1):15-23. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Orthopedic Hospital Speising, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Adult Foot and Ankle Surgery, Vienna, Austria.

Brachymetacarpia and brachymetatarsia are rare congenital presentations denoted by shortening of metacarpals and metatarsals respectively, in which the deformity usually presents around childhood/early adolescence.The aetiology is usually congenital besides several other syndromic or endocrinologic associations.Cosmetic issues such as absence of a normal-looking knuckle while making a fist or disruption of finger-tip curvature besides functional issues are the main indications for surgical intervention in brachymetacarpia. Read More

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January 2021

Further data on the levels of emerging Fusarium mycotoxins in cereals collected from Tianjin, China.

Food Addit Contam Part B Surveill 2021 Mar 31;14(1):74-80. Epub 2021 Jan 31.

NHC Key Laboratory of Food Safety Risk Assessment, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment , Beijing, PR China.

A number of 344 samples were collected from Tianjin, China and were analysed for the occurrence of emerging mycotoxins including enniatin A (ENN A), enniatin A (ENN A), enniatin B (ENN B), enniatin B (ENN B) and beauvericin (BEA) by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). The frequencies of mycotoxins studied were 69.0% (40/58), 69. Read More

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Utility of image-guided external ventriculostomy: analysis of contemporary practice in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

J Neurosurg 2021 01 29:1-9. Epub 2021 Jan 29.

9Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

Objective: Freehand external ventricular drain (EVD) insertion is associated with a high rate of catheter misplacement. Image-guided EVD placement with neuronavigation or ultrasound has been proposed as a safer, more accurate alternative with potential to facilitate proper placement and reduce catheter malfunction risk. This study aimed to determine the impact of image-guided EVD placement on catheter tip position and drain functionality. Read More

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January 2021

Cerebral protothecosis mimicking high-grade glioma.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jan 26;14(1). Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK.

is a common, indolent alga that seldom causes central nervous system infections in humans. We report the first UK case of cerebral protothecosis in an immunocompetent 56-year-old woman who presented with a 5-month history of intermittent fatigue followed by a 2-week history of symptoms, including right arm and leg weakness, a loss of fine motor coordination, worsening gait, right facial tingling, diplopia and a metallic oral taste. MRI scans revealed a multifocal abnormality suggestive of high-grade glioma. Read More

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January 2021

Successful Treatment of Hard Corns in Two Patients Using Microwave Energy.

Case Rep Dermatol 2020 Sep-Dec;12(3):213-218. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

The Podiatry Centre, Cosham, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Corns are a common foot problem accounting for nearly half of all problems seen within podiatry and chiropody clinics. Hard corns are concentrated areas of hyperkeratosis within the stratum corneum, typically found on the weight-bearing (plantar) surfaces of the feet. For many patients, they are a source of pain and have been shown to negatively affect a patient's activity and quality of life. Read More

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November 2020

[Effects of different corn varieties on development and reproduction of ].

Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 2020 Oct;31(10):3273-3281

College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University/Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Bio-pesticide Innovation and Application, Guangzhou 510640, China.

To understand the damage capability of the invasive pest on diffe-rent corn varieties in China, we evaluated survival fitness of on three varieties of sweet corn (., Suitian No.1, Zhengtian 68, and Huajintian No. Read More

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October 2020

Effect of balanced nutrient fertilizer: A case study in Pinggu District, Beijing, China.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Feb 28;754:142069. Epub 2020 Aug 28.

Center for Industrial Ecology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China.

Agriculture has played an indispensable role in the economic and social development of China. However, the inappropriate application of fertilizers in agriculture has brought about environmental pollution. Therefore, under the requirements of green development, the inevitable choice has been reducing the application amount while increasing the utilization rate of fertilizers. Read More

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February 2021

Management guideline for Werner syndrome 2020. 6. Skin ulcers associated with Werner syndrome: Prevention and non-surgical and surgical treatment.

Geriatr Gerontol Int 2021 Feb 22;21(2):153-159. Epub 2020 Nov 22.

Department of Endocrinology, Hematology and Gerontology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan.

Aim: To provide guidelines on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of skin ulcers in Werner syndrome.

Methods: This article was based on literature from 1996, when WRN was identified as a gene responsible for Werner syndrome, and we evaluated several authentic clinical cases of genetically diagnosed patients. There were 63 patients with Werner syndrome in the Japanese reports retrieved from Medical Online between January 1996 and December 2017. Read More

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February 2021

Spatial and Temporal Distribution Characteristics of Triazine Herbicides in Typical Agricultural Regions of Liaoning, China.

Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 2020 Dec 20;105(6):899-905. Epub 2020 Nov 20.

College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai Univeresity, Tianjin, 300071, China.

The aim of the current study was to track the composition, spatial and temporal distribution charactistics of triazine herbicides in arable soils and corns in typical agricultural regions of Liaoning Province, China. All samples were analyzed using high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). Twelve kinds of triazine herbicides were found including atrazine, simazine, prometryn, propazine, ametryn, metribuzin, simetryn, aziprotryne, cyanizine, atrazine-desethyl, atrazine-desisopropyl and atrazine-desethyl-desisopropyl in the soil samples, of which atrazine, simazine, prometryn, atrazine-desethyl and atrazine-desethyl-desisopropyl were proved to be the predominant species with a high incidence though relatively low contamination level. Read More

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December 2020

A quality assurance tool for daily checks of the gamma knife high definition motion management system.

J Appl Clin Med Phys 2020 Dec 18;21(12):240-245. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Department of Physics, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.

Purpose: This note describes the performance of a quality assurance (QA) tool built for daily checks of the Gamma Knife's high definition motion management (HDMM) system.

Methods: The tool is a three-dimensional (3D)-printed platform with a raised corner in the center. A reflector post is placed at the corner and the HDMM tool is zeroed to this position. Read More

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December 2020

Congenital aplasia of the heel pad.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Nov 2;13(11). Epub 2020 Nov 2.

Department of Orthopaedics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

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November 2020

[Heavy Metal Contamination and Health Risk Assessment of Corn Grains from a Pb-Zn Mining Area].

Huan Jing Ke Xue 2020 Oct;41(10):4733-4739

Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Nanjing 210042, China.

A total of 92 corn grain samples, around the Pb-Zn mining area in Southwest China, were collected to evaluate the contamination and health risk of heavy metals. Heavy metals including Pb, Zn, Cd, Cr, and Ni in samples were analyzed. A single factor pollution index and comprehensive pollution index were calculated to assess the quality of corn grains. Read More

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October 2020

Triplanar Chevron Osteotomy: A Newly Proposed Method to Treat Hallux Valgus Deformities.

Orthop Surg 2020 Dec 19;12(6):1826-1834. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Trauma Centre, Department of Orthopaedics, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.

Objective: To present a novel method called triplanar chevron osteotomy to treat hallux valgus (HV).

Methods: This is a retrospective study. In this study, the CT data of HV patients with painful callosities were evaluated retrospectively between 1 June 2018 and 1 June 2020. Read More

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December 2020

[Application of rotationplasty in treatment of osteosarcoma of distal femur in children].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2020 Oct;34(10):1215-1220

Department of Orthopedics, the First Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, 100853, P.R.China.

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of rotationplasty in treating osteosarcoma of distal femur in children.

Methods: A clinical data of 10 children with osteosarcoma of distal femur treated with rotationplasty between March 2014 and June 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. There were 7 boys and 3 girls with an average age of 6. Read More

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October 2020

Foot Problems in Patients in Acute Care: A Point-Prevalence Survey.

J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2020 Sep/Oct;47(5):513-520

Ma'en Zaid Abu-Qamar, DN, MScN (edu), BSc, RN, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia; and Department of Adult Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mútah University, Mútah, Jordan. Lisa Whitehead, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons) RN, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia. Amanda Towell-Barnard, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia. Vivien Kemp, BA (Hons), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia.

Purpose: Determine the prevalence of foot problems in an inpatient population and to describe demographic data, comorbid conditions, and type of footwear worn.

Design: Observational point-prevalence cross-sectional design.

Subjects And Setting: The study setting was a 722-bed licensed hospital in Western Australia. Read More

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Effect of Metatarsal Head Shape on the Development of Hallux Valgus Deformity: 10 Years of Natural Follow-up.

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2020 May;110(3)

Background: We investigated the role of first metatarsal head shape in the etiology of hallux valgus. By pedobarographic analysis, we evaluated whether first metatarsal head shape causes an alteration in plantar pressure values that would result in metatarsalgia.

Methods: Referrals to our clinic for metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, and calcaneal spur were scanned retrospectively. Read More

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Modification and setting of maximum residue levels for mefentrifluconazole in various crops.

EFSA J 2020 Jul 27;18(7):e06193. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF Agro BV Arnhem submitted a request to the competent national authority in Austria to set and modify the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance mefentrifluconazole in various products of plant and animal origin. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for pome fruits, apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes, potatoes, sweet corns, maize, sunflower seeds, rapeseeds, sugar beet roots, swine liver, bovine kidney and ruminant milk. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of mefentrifluconazole in plant and animal matrices at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0. Read More

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