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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226616/a-real-time-hybrid-neuron-network-for-highly-parallel-cognitive-systems
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Gerrit Jan Christiaanse, Amir Zjajo, Carlo Galuzzi, Rene van Leuken, Gerrit Jan Christiaanse, Amir Zjajo, Carlo Galuzzi, Rene van Leuken, Carlo Galuzzi, Gerrit Jan Christiaanse, Rene van Leuken, Amir Zjajo
For comprehensive understanding of how neurons communicate with each other, new tools need to be developed that can accurately mimic the behaviour of such neurons and neuron networks under `real-time' constraints. In this paper, we propose an easily customisable, highly pipelined, neuron network design, which executes optimally scheduled floating-point operations for maximal amount of biophysically plausible neurons per FPGA family type. To reduce the required amount of resources without adverse effect on the calculation latency, a single exponent instance is used for multiple neuron calculation operations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210943/faces-of-frailty-in-aging-with-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Marion Thurn, Deborah R Gustafson
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The number of adults who are aging successfully and have HIV infection is increasing. More effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are preventing individuals infected with HIV from reaching end stages of the HIV infection and developing AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). However, even at lower viral loads, chronic HIV infection appears to have consequences on aging processes, including the development of frailty. RECENT FINDINGS: Frailty is a term used to describe vulnerability in aging...
February 16, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209048/waste-exposure-and-skin-diseases
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Matteo Megna, Maddalena Napolitano, Claudia Costa, Nicola Balato, Cataldo Patruno
Waste is a composite mixture of different substances including endotoxins, organic dust and bio-aerosol stuffed with micro-organisms, as well as various toxic organic and inorganic chemicals, which may be intrinsically hazardous to human health. Therefore, health risks may derive from direct or indirect contact with garbage. Although few epidemiological and clinical surveys investigated on the adverse effects of garbage exposure on human health, particularly regarding respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and mucous membranes systems, only very limited data are available on the relationship between waste exposure and cutaneous diseases...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208620/a-review-of-wearable-technologies-for-elderly-care-that-can-accurately-track-indoor-position-recognize-physical-activities-and-monitor-vital-signs-in-real-time
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REVIEW
Zhihua Wang, Zhaochu Yang, Tao Dong
Rapid growth of the aged population has caused an immense increase in the demand for healthcare services. Generally, the elderly are more prone to health problems compared to other age groups. With effective monitoring and alarm systems, the adverse effects of unpredictable events such as sudden illnesses, falls, and so on can be ameliorated to some extent. Recently, advances in wearable and sensor technologies have improved the prospects of these service systems for assisting elderly people. In this article, we review state-of-the-art wearable technologies that can be used for elderly care...
February 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196511/antiretroviral-therapy-related-adverse-effects-can-sub-saharan-africa-cope-with-the-new-test-and-treat-policy-of-the-world-health-organization
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Jobert Richie N Nansseu, Jean Joel R Bigna
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that early antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation results in significant HIV transmission reduction. This is the rationale behind the "test and treat" policy of the World Health Organization (WHO). Implementation of this policy will lead to an increased incidence of ART-related adverse effects, especially in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Is the region yet ready to cope with such a challenging issue? MAIN BODY: The introduction and widespread use of ART have drastically changed the natural history of HIV/AIDS, but exposure to ART leads to serious medication-related adverse effects mainly explained by mitochondrial toxicities, and the situation will get worse in the near future...
February 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164754/prevalence-of-adverse-drug-reactions-to-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-haart-among-hiv-positive-patients-in-imam-khomeini-hospital-of-tehran-iran
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Raheleh Golrokhy, Hamid Emadi Koochak, Azita Babaii, Alia Pourdast, Mehrnaz Rasoolinejad, Saeed Reza Jamali Moghadam, Reza Rezaei Taheri, Seyed Ahmad SeyedAlinaghi
OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) among HIV positive patients referred to Imam Khomeini hospital in Tehran, Iran. METHODS: This is a cross sectional study regarding side effects of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in HIV positive patients referred to Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) center in Imam Khomeini Hospital of Tehran, Iran during a period of the year 2009 to 2010. Two hundred patients under antiretroviral treatment evaluated for the side effects of drug based on available records, face to face interviews and written lab data...
January 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164027/developmental-delay-and-behavioral-disorders-in-59-hiv-exposed-uninfected-infants
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Véronique Reliquet, Cécile Brunet-Cartier, Elise Launay, François Raffi
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV pregnant women has led to a dramatic decrease in the rate of HIV mother-to-child transmission but this benefit is counterbalanced with adverse effects related to in utero and neonatal exposure to ART. In 2013, some parents described neurodevelopmental disorders in their children. METHODS: A standardized letter was sent to the 133 women who delivered in Nantes hospital from 01/01/2003 to 31/12/2012 (167 births). RESULTS: Response rate was 33%...
January 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160772/renal-safety-of-lithium-in-hiv-infected-patients-established-on-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-containing-antiretroviral-therapy-analysis-from-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Eric H Decloedt, Maia Lesosky, Gary Maartens, John A Joska
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of bipolar disorder in HIV-infected patients is higher than the general population. Lithium is the most effective mood stabiliser, while tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is frequently used as part of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART). Both TDF and lithium are associated with renal tubular toxicity, which could be additive, or a pharmacokinetic interaction may occur at renal transporters with a decrease in TDF elimination. OBJECTIVE: We report on the change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using the modification of diet in renal disease formula in participants who received ART including TDF and were enrolled in a 24 week randomised trial of lithium versus placebo in patients with HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment...
February 4, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155312/confirmation-of-factors-that-influence-antiretroviral-regimen-change-and-the-subsequent-patient-outcomes-at-a-regional-hospital-in-rural-kwazulu-natal
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Vereesha Soorju, Panjasaram Naidoo
BACKGROUND: Treatment failure (TF) and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are the main indications for antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen change. Identification of factors influencing regimen change and subsequent health outcomes of patients after regimen change is essential in providing a sustainable and effective antiretroviral roll-out campaign. AIM: To confirm the factors that influence antiretroviral regimen change and to evaluate patient outcomes post regimen change...
October 31, 2016: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154885/endocrine-disruption-and-in-vitro-ecotoxicology-recent-advances-and-approaches
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Martin Wagner, Cornelia Kienle, Etiënne L M Vermeirssen, Jörg Oehlmann
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are man-made compounds interfering with hormone signaling. Omnipresent in the environment, they can cause adverse effects in a wide range of wildlife. Accordingly, Endocrine Disruption is one focal area of ecotoxicology. Because EDCs induce complex response patterns in vivo via a wide range of mechanisms of action, in vitro techniques have been developed to reduce and understand endocrine toxicity. In this review we revisit the evidence for endocrine disruption in diverse species and the underlying molecular mechanisms...
February 3, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152047/effectiveness-and-tolerance-of-single-tablet-versus-once-daily-multiple-tablet-regimens-as-first-line-antiretroviral-therapy-results-from-a-large-french-multicenter-cohort-study
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Laurent Cotte, Tristan Ferry, Pascal Pugliese, Marc-Antoine Valantin, Clotilde Allavena, André Cabié, Isabelle Poizot-Martin, David Rey, Claudine Duvivier, Antoine Cheret, Pierre Dellamonica, Pierre Pradat, Jean-Jacques Parienti
OBJECTIVES: Pill burden during antiretroviral treatment (ART) is associated with worse adherence and impaired virological suppression. We compared the effectiveness, tolerance, and persistence on treatment of single tablet regimens (STRs) with non-STR once-daily regimens in patients receiving first-line ART. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of naïve HIV-1 infected patients prospectively enrolled in the French Dat'AIDS cohort and initiating first-line ART with STRs or once-daily non-STRs from 2004 to 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137754/efficacy-and-safety-of-follitropin-alfa-lutropin-alfa-in-art-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-poor-ovarian-responders
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P Humaidan, W Chin, D Rogoff, T D'Hooghe, S Longobardi, J Hubbard, J Schertz
STUDY QUESTION: How does the efficacy and safety of a fixed-ratio combination of recombinant human FSH plus recombinant human LH (follitropin alfa plus lutropin alfa; r-hFSH/r-hLH) compare with that of r-hFSH monotherapy for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in patients with poor ovarian response (POR)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The primary and secondary efficacy endpoints were comparable between treatment groups and the safety profile of both treatment regimens was favourable...
January 30, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128422/role-of-inosine-triphosphate-pyrophosphatase-gene-variant-on-fever-incidence-during-zidovudine-antiretroviral-therapy
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A V C Coelho, S P S Silva, L Zandonà, G Stocco, G Decorti, S Crovella
Zidovudine, the antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infection, commonly causes adverse effects, such as systemic fever and gastrointestinal alterations. In the present study, the potential role of inosine triphosphate pyrophosphatase (ITPA) gene variant on the incidence of adverse events during antiretroviral therapy (ART) of HIV with zidovudine was discussed. Individuals from Northeastern Brazil (N = 204) receiving treatment for HIV-1 infection were recruited. Zidovudine-related adverse effects developed during the treatment were registered...
January 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120107/are-assisted-reproduction-technologies-associated-with-categorical-or-dimensional-aspects-of-psychopathology-in-childhood-adolescence-or-early-adulthood-results-from-a-danish-prospective-nationwide-cohort-study
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T Klausen, K Juul Hansen, P Munk-Jørgensen, C Mohr-Jensen
An increasing number of children are conceived using assisted reproduction technologies (ART), but little is known about the long-term risk in terms of mental health outcomes. All twin and singleton children conceived via ART and born in 1995 were sampled from the Danish in vitro fertilization registry and matched to four spontaneously conceived (SC) children. The children were followed-up at the age of 3, 7, 14 and 18 years in the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Registry, to estimate the prevalence of all possible psychiatric diagnoses; dimensional aspects of psychopathology were assessed at the age of 14 years, using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)...
January 24, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117005/pharmacogenomic-challenges-in-cardiovascular-diseases-examples-of-drugs-and-considerations-for-future-integration-in-clinical-practice
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Jérôme Chatelin, Maria G Stathopoulou, Alex-Ander Aldasoro Arguinano, Ting Xie, Sophie Visvikis-Siest
Introduction Even if cardiovascular disease (CVD) drugs are supported by high level proofs, the results of CVD treatment present great disparities: there are still patients dying with supposed optimal treatment, patients facing adverse events and CVD remain the primary cause of death in the world. Pharmacogenomics is the basis of personalisation of the treatment able to allow higher medication success rates. In this review, we will present detailed examples of CVD drugs to highlight the complexity of this challenging field and we will discuss novel concepts that should be considered for a fastest integration of pharmacogenomics in clinical practice of CVD...
January 23, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110832/identifying-key-outcome-metrics-in-pancreatic-surgery-and-how-to-optimally-achieve-them
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EDITORIAL
Claudio Bassi, Stefano Andrianello
BACKGROUND: Indicators of effectiveness and quality of care are of greatest importance in gauging the direct benefit of a new surgical technique, such as minimally-invasive pancreatic resections, when being compared with established approaches. METHODS: Current expert opinion on minimally-invasive pancreatic resection (MIPR) was presented at the first MIPR state of the art conference during 12th world congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association...
January 16, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100115/paternal-age-is-not-associated-with-pregnancy-outcomes-after-single-thawed-euploid-blastocyst-transfer
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Ashley W Tiegs, Nidhee M Sachdev, Jamie A Grifo, David H McCulloh, Frederick Licciardi
Although controversial, increasing paternal age has been shown to negatively affect assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes and success rates. Most studies investigating the effect of paternal age on ART outcomes use a donor oocyte model to minimize maternal aneuploidy contribution. This study sought to determine whether increasing paternal age is associated with adverse in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes when aneuploidy is minimized using preimplantation genetic screening. There were 573 single thawed euploid embryo transfers from 473 patients undergoing oocyte donor and autologous IVF cycles...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097444/obstetric-outcome-of-vanishing-twins-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ling Sun, Ling X Jiang, Heng Z Chen
PURPOSE: Due to the high number of multiple embryo transfers into the uterus performed in assisted reproductive technology treatment (ART), the incidences of twin pregnancy and of vanishing twin syndrome (VTS) are correspondingly high. A number of studies have described the obstetric outcomes of the remaining fetus produced after the other twin had vanished compared with a singleton at the start following ART, but the results are mixed and contradictory. We performed a systematic review of the existing studies to explore the actual obstetric outcome of VTS to allow physicians to adequately advise their patients...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093980/emerging-advances-in-nanomedicine-as-a-nanoscale-pharmacotherapy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Mahfoozur Rahman, Gajanand Sharma, Kanika Thakur, Firoz Anwar, O P Katare, Vijay G Goni, Vikas Kumar, Mazin A Zamzami, Sohail Akhter
There are several significant setbacks including limited bioavailability, high clearance, and further current therapies require higher and frequent dosing to gain desired therapeutic effects. Nanomedicines have been widely investigated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Though, higher doses also increase the incidence of dreadful adverse effects. Further, nanocarrier properties are tuned by the use of different approaches like varied methods of loading, hydrophilic polymers and targeting ligands, to change the physicochemical properties including higher encapsulation, better penetrating ability to biological barriers, thus preventing the uptake of various nanocarriers by liver and spleen...
2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060017/determinants-of-virological-outcome-and-adverse-events-in-african-children-treated-with-paediatric-nevirapine-fixed-dose-combination-tablets
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Andrzej Bienczak, Paolo Denti, Adrian Cook, Lubbe Wiesner, Veronica Mulenga, Cissy Kityo, Addy Kekitiinwa, Diana M Gibb, David Burger, A Sarah Walker, Helen Mcilleron
BACKGROUND: Nevirapine is the only non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor currently available as a paediatric fixed-dose combination tablet and is widely used in African children. Nonetheless, the number of investigations into pharmacokinetic determinants of virological suppression in African children is limited and the predictive power of the current therapeutic range was never evaluated in this population, thereby limiting treatment optimisation. METHODS: We analysed data from 322 African children (aged 0...
January 4, 2017: AIDS
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