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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238748/can-we-predict-fall-asthma-exacerbations-validation-of-the-seasonal-asthma-exacerbation-index
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Heather E Hoch, Agustin Calatroni, Joseph B West, Andrew H Liu, Peter J Gergen, Rebecca S Gruchalla, Khurana G K Hershey, Carolyn M Kercsmar, Haejin Kim, Carin I Lamm, Melanie M Makhija, Herman E Mitchell, Stephen J Teach, Jeremy J Wildfire, William W Busse, Stanley J Szefler
BACKGROUND: A Seasonal Asthma Exacerbation Predictive Index (saEPI) was previously reported based on two prior NIAID Inner City Asthma Consortium trials. OBJECTIVE: We sought to validate the saEPI in a separate trial designed to prevent fall exacerbations with omalizumab therapy. METHODS: The saEPI and its components were analyzed to characterize those who had an asthma exacerbation during the PROSE (Preventative Omalizumab or Step-Up Therapy for Fall Exacerbations) study...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230650/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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William E Jones, W Waren Suh, May Abdel-Wahab, Ross A Abrams, Nilofer Azad, Prajnan Das, Jadranka Dragovic, Karyn A Goodman, Salma K Jabbour, Andre A Konski, Albert C Koong, Rachit Kumar, Percy Lee, Timothy M Pawlik, William Small, Joseph M Herman
Management of resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma continues to present a challenge due to a paucity of high-quality randomized studies. Administration of adjuvant chemotherapy is widely accepted due to the high risk of systemic spread associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, but the role of radiation therapy is less clear. This paper reviews literature associated with resectable pancreatic cancer to include prognostic factors to aid in the selection of patients appropriate for adjuvant therapies. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166947/effects-of-heat-stress-on-some-reproductive-parameters-of-male-cavie-cavia-porcellus-and-mitigation-strategies-using-guava-psidium-guajava-leaves-essential-oil
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Ferdinand Ngoula, Maryvonne Guemdjo Tekam, Augustave Kenfack, Cyrille D'Alex Tadondjou Tchingo, Sandrine Nouboudem, Herman Ngoumtsop, Borice Tsafack, Alexis Teguia, Pierre Kamtchouing, Marco Galeotti, Joseph Tchoumboue
Climate changes, particularly the increase of temperature are among the main causes behind the decline of fertility in humans as well as animals. In this study, the effects of heat stress on some reproductive parameters of male cavies and mitigation strategies using guava leaves essential oil (GLEO) were studied. For this purpose, 40 male cavies aged 2.5-3 months and weighing between 348 and 446g were divided into 4 groups of 10 animals each and subjected to the following temperatures: Ambient temperature (20-25°C) for the control group, 35°C for group 1, 45°C for group 2 and 45°C+100µl GLEO/kg body weight, administered by gavage to animals for group 3...
February 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128007/prevalence-and-proposed-mechanisms-of-chronic-low-back-pain-in-baseball-part-i
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Joseph G Wasser, Jason L Zaremski, Daniel C Herman, Heather K Vincent
The prevalence of low back pain (LBP) among active baseball players ranges between 3 and 15%. The execution of baseball-specific manoeuvres, such as pitching or batting, may be related to the onset of LBP. These baseball motions are complex and require appropriate activation of the core musculature to produce a well-timed motion with forces minimized at the extremities. The spine, core and back musculature are involved with acceleration and deceleration of rotational motions. This narrative review synopsizes the available evidence of the prevalence of and mechanical factors underlying LBP in the baseball population...
January 27, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128000/assessment-and-rehabilitation-of-chronic-low-back-pain-in-baseball-part-ii
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Joseph G Wasser, Jason L Zaremski, Daniel C Herman, Heather K Vincent
Repetitive throwing and hitting motions in baseball place mechanical stresses to the lumbar spine which may cause low back pain (LBP). Pain may be due to vertebral stress reactions or insufficiency fractures, intervertebral disc degeneration or intervertebral disc herniation. Untreated chronic conditions have high potential to lead to a more significant injury such as spondylolysis. Chronic LBP increases the risk for missed playing time, early career termination and lower quality of life after retirement. Proper clinical assessment and prevention/rehabilitation of LBP in this population is thus important for performance, play time and overall long-term quality of life...
January 27, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109627/a-final-report-of-a-phase-i-study-of-veliparib-abt-888-in-combination-with-low-dose-fractionated-whole-abdominal-radiation-therapy-ldfwar-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-malignancies-and-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-with-a-dose-escalation-in-ovarian-and-fallopian
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Kim A Reiss, Joseph M Herman, Deborah Armstrong, Marianna Zahurak, Anthony Fyles, Anthony Brade, Michael Milosevic, Laura A Dawson, Angela Scardina, Patricia Fischer, Amy Hacker-Prietz, Robert J Kinders, Lihua Wang, Alice Chen, Sarah Temkin, Naomi Horiba, Lee-Anne Stayner, Lillian L Siu, Nilofer S Azad
BACKGROUND: The combination of low-dose radiation therapy with PARP inhibition enhances anti-tumor efficacy through potentiating DNA damage. We combined low-dose fractionated whole abdominal radiation (LDFWAR) with ABT-888 in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis with a dose escalation in ovarian and fallopian cancer patients (OV). METHODS: Patients were treated with veliparib, 40-400mg orally BID on days 1-21 of 3 28-day cycles on 6 dose levels. Dose levels 5 and 6 included only OV patients...
January 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065427/systematic-review-on-the-treatment-of-isolated-local-recurrence-of-pancreatic-cancer-after-surgery-re-resection-chemoradiotherapy-and-sbrt
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REVIEW
Vincent P Groot, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Steffi J E Rombouts, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Marco van Vulpen, Joseph M Herman, Christopher L Wolfgang, Marc G Besselink, I Quintus Molenaar
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients who have undergone a pancreatic resection for pancreatic cancer develop disease recurrence within two years. In around 30% of these patients, isolated local recurrence (ILR) is found. The aim of this study was to systematically review treatment options for this subgroup of patients. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library. Studies reporting on the treatment of ILR after initial curative-intent resection of primary pancreatic cancer were included...
January 3, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048848/mo-fg-campus-jep3-04-feasibility-study-of-real-time-ultrasound-monitoring-for-abdominal-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Lin Su, Sook Kien Ng, Ying Zhang, Tianlong Ji, Iulian Iordachita, Joseph Herman, John Wong, H Tutkun Sen, Peter Kazanzides, Muyinatu A Lediju Bell, Kai Ding
PURPOSE: Ultrasound is ideal for real-time monitoring in radiotherapy with high soft tissue contrast, non-ionization, portability, and cost effectiveness. Few studies investigated clinical application of real-time ultrasound monitoring for abdominal stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of real-time monitoring of 3D target motion using 4D ultrasound. METHODS: An ultrasound probe holding system was designed to allow clinician to freely move and lock ultrasound probe...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035921/young-to-middle-aged-dogs-with-high-amyloid-%C3%AE-levels-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-are-impaired-on-learning-in-standard-cognition-tests
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Herman Borghys, Bianca Van Broeck, Deborah Dhuyvetter, Tom Jacobs, Katja de Waepenaert, Tim Erkens, Melissa Brooks, Sandy Thevarkunnel, Joseph A Araujo
Understanding differences in Alzheimer's disease biomarkers before the pathology becomes evident can contribute to an improved understanding of disease pathogenesis and treatment. A decrease in amyloid-β (Aβ)42 in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is suggested to be a biomarker for Aβ deposition in brain. However, the relevance of CSF Aβ levels prior to deposition is not entirely known. Dogs are similar to man with respect to amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP)-processing, age-related amyloid plaque deposition, and cognitive dysfunction...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993573/clinical-utility-of-a-precision-medicine-test-evaluating-outpatients-with-suspected-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Joseph A Ladapo, Matt Budoff, David Sharp, Michael Zapien, Lin Huang, Bruce Maniet, Lee Herman, Mark Monane
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients with obstructive coronary artery disease can be challenging for primary care physicians. Advances in precision medicine may help augment clinical tools and redefine the paradigm for evaluating coronary artery disease in the outpatient setting. A blood-based age/sex/gene expression score (ASGES) incorporating key features of precision medicine has shown clinical validity with a 96% negative predictive value and 89% sensitivity in estimating a symptomatic patient's current likelihood of obstructive coronary artery disease...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965841/behavioral-activation-group-therapy-for-reducing-depressive-symptoms-and-improving-quality-of-life-a-feasibility-study
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Zainab Samaan, Brittany B Dennis, Lindsay Kalbfleisch, Herman Bami, Laura Zielinski, Monica Bawor, Kathryn Litke, Kathleen McCabe, Jeff Whattam, Laura Garrick, Laura O'Neill, Terri Ann Tabak, Scott Simons, Sandra Chalmers, Brenda Key, Meredith Vanstone, Feng Xie, Gordon Guyatt, Lehana Thabane
BACKGROUND: Depression is associated with a loss of productivity and noticeable personal, social, and economic decline; it affects more than 350 million people worldwide. Behavioral activation (BA), derived from cognitive behavioral therapy, has drawn increasingly more interest as a means of treatment for major depressive disorder due to its relative cost-effectiveness and efficacy. In this study, we disseminate findings from a feasibility study evaluating barriers to implementing a group BA program for major depressive disorder...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812973/behavioral-health-and-primary-care-integration-in-ohio-s-psychiatry-residency-training
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Eric Reed, Dushka Crane, Dale Svendsen, Lon Herman, Brian Evans, Julie Niedermier, William Resch, Robert Ronis, Joseph Varley, Randy Welton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797995/changes-to-physician-processing-times-in-response-to-clinic-congestion-and-patient-punctuality-a-retrospective-study
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Chester G Chambers, Maqbool Dada, Shereef Elnahal, Stephanie Terezakis, Theodore DeWeese, Joseph Herman, Kayode A Williams
OBJECTIVES: We examine interactions among 3 factors that affect patient waits and use of overtime in outpatient clinics: clinic congestion, patient punctuality and physician processing rates. We hypothesise that the first 2 factors affect physician processing rates, and this adaptive physician behaviour serves to reduce waiting times and the use of overtime. SETTING: 2 urban academic clinics and an affiliated suburban clinic in metropolitan Baltimore, Maryland, USA...
October 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787294/assessing-the-financial-burden-associated-with-treatment-options-for-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Marcelo Cerullo, Faiz Gani, Sophia Y Chen, Joseph K Canner, Joseph M Herman, Daniel Laheru, Timothy M Pawlik
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the financial burden associated with treatment options for resectable pancreatic cancer. BACKGROUND: As the volume of cancer care increases in the United States, there is growing interest among both clinicians and policy-makers to reduce its financial impact on the healthcare system. However, costs relative to the survival benefit for differing treatment modalities used in practice have not been described. METHODS: Patients undergoing resection for pancreatic cancer were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan database...
October 25, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782730/comparison-of-quantitative-y-90-spect-and-non-time-of-flight-pet-imaging-in-post-therapy-radioembolization-of-liver-cancer
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Jianting Yue, Thibault Mauxion, Diane K Reyes, Martin A Lodge, Robert F Hobbs, Xing Rong, Yinfeng Dong, Joseph M Herman, Richard L Wahl, Jean-François H Geschwind, Eric C Frey
PURPOSE: Radioembolization with yttrium-90 microspheres may be optimized with patient-specific pretherapy treatment planning. Dose verification and validation of treatment planning methods require quantitative imaging of the post-therapy distribution of yttrium-90 (Y-90). Methods for quantitative imaging of Y-90 using both bremsstrahlung SPECT and PET have previously been described. The purpose of this study was to compare the two modalities quantitatively in humans. METHODS: Calibration correction factors for both quantitative Y-90 bremsstrahlung SPECT and a non-time-of-flight PET system without compensation for prompt coincidences were developed by imaging three phantoms...
October 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742076/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-d-serine-mediated-gliotransmission-hypothesis
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REVIEW
Herman Wolosker, Darrick T Balu, Joseph T Coyle
d-Serine modulates N-methyl d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and regulates synaptic plasticity, neurodevelopment, and learning and memory. However, the primary site of d-serine synthesis and release remains controversial, with some arguing that it is a gliotransmitter and others defining it as a neuronal cotransmitter. Results from several laboratories using different strategies now show that the biosynthetic enzyme of d-serine, serine racemase (SR), is expressed almost entirely by neurons, with few astrocytes appearing to contain d-serine...
November 2016: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629550/whole-exome-sequencing-in-families-with-cll-detects-a-variant-in-integrin-%C3%AE-2-associated-with-disease-susceptibility
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LETTER
Lynn R Goldin, Mary L McMaster, Melissa Rotunno, Sarah E M Herman, Kristine Jones, Bin Zhu, Joseph Boland, Laurie Burdett, Belynda Hicks, Sarangan Ravichandran, Brian T Luke, Meredith Yeager, Laura Fontaine, Alisa M Goldstein, Stephen J Chanock, Margaret A Tucker, Adrian Wiestner, Gerald Marti, Neil E Caporaso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577874/fine-mapping-novel-loci-identification-and-snp-association-transferability-in-a-genome-wide-association-study-of-qrs-duration-in-african-americans
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Daniel S Evans, Christy L Avery, Mike A Nalls, Guo Li, John Barnard, Erin N Smith, Toshiko Tanaka, Anne M Butler, Sarah G Buxbaum, Alvaro Alonso, Dan E Arking, Gerald S Berenson, Joshua C Bis, Steven Buyske, Cara L Carty, Wei Chen, Mina K Chung, Steven R Cummings, Rajat Deo, Charles B Eaton, Ervin R Fox, Susan R Heckbert, Gerardo Heiss, Lucia A Hindorff, Wen-Chi Hsueh, Aaron Isaacs, Yalda Jamshidi, Kathleen F Kerr, Felix Liu, Yongmei Liu, Kurt K Lohman, Jared W Magnani, Joseph F Maher, Reena Mehra, Yan A Meng, Solomon K Musani, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Kari E North, Bruce M Psaty, Susan Redline, Jerome I Rotter, Renate B Schnabel, Nicholas J Schork, Ralph V Shohet, Andrew B Singleton, Jonathan D Smith, Elsayed Z Soliman, Sathanur R Srinivasan, Herman A Taylor, David R Van Wagoner, James G Wilson, Taylor Young, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Alan B Zonderman, Michele K Evans, Luigi Ferrucci, Sarah S Murray, Gregory J Tranah, Eric A Whitsel, Alex P Reiner, Nona Sotoodehnia
The electrocardiographic QRS duration, a measure of ventricular depolarization and conduction, is associated with cardiovascular mortality. While single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with QRS duration have been identified at 22 loci in populations of European descent, the genetic architecture of QRS duration in non-European populations is largely unknown. We therefore performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) meta-analysis of QRS duration in 13,031 African Americans from ten cohorts and a transethnic GWAS meta-analysis with additional results from populations of European descent...
October 1, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576360/computed-tomography-imaging-assessment-of-postexternal-beam-radiation-changes-of-the-liver
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Michael Lock, Ashkan A Malayeri, Omar Y Mian, Nina A Mayr, Joseph M Herman, Simon S Lo
Radiation is being used for patients with primary and secondary liver cancers, as a rapidly evolving treatment. However, postradiation imaging changes of the liver are not well understood and therefore challenging to interpret. Distinguishing normal radiation changes from residual or recurrent disease is difficult. Size and contrast enhancement have been used to guide interpretation and clinical recommendations, but normal radiation changes can make interpretation difficult and are not accounted for in available guidelines...
December 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552809/patient-reported-outcomes-of-a-multicenter-phase-2-study-investigating-gemcitabine-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Avani D Rao, Elizabeth A Sugar, Daniel T Chang, Karyn A Goodman, Amy Hacker-Prietz, Lauren M Rosati, Laurie Columbo, Eileen O'Reilly, George A Fisher, Lei Zheng, Jonathan S Pai, Mary E Griffith, Daniel A Laheru, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue, Christopher L Wolfgang, Albert Koong, Joseph M Herman
PURPOSE: We previously reported clinical outcomes and physician-reported toxicity of gemcitabine and hypofractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). Here we prospectively investigate the impact of gemcitabine and SBRT on patient-reported quality of life (QoL). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Forty-nine LAPC patients received 33 Gy SBRT (6.6 Gy daily fractions) upfront or after ≤3 doses of gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2)) followed by gemcitabine until progression...
November 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
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