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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806453/neurologic-complications-associated-with-the-zika-virus-in-brazilian-adults
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Ivan Rocha Ferreira da Silva, Jennifer A Frontera, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Osvaldo Jose Moreira do Nascimento
Importance: There are no prospective cohort studies assessing the incidence and spectrum of neurologic manifestations secondary to Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in adults. Objective: To evaluate the rates of acute ZIKV infection among patients hospitalized with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), meningoencephalitis, or transverse myelitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective, observational cohort study was conducted at a tertiary referral center for neurological diseases in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between December 5, 2015, and May 10, 2016, among consecutive hospitalized adults (>18 years of age) with new-onset acute parainfectious or neuroinflammatory disease...
August 14, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806136/harnessing-olig2-function-in-tumorigenicity-and-plasticity-to-target-malignant-gliomas
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Jennifer Kosty, Fanghui Lu, Robert Kupp, Shwetal Mehta, Q Richard Lu
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most prevalent and malignant brain tumor, displaying notorious resistance to conventional therapy, partially due to molecular and genetic heterogeneity. Understanding the mechanisms for gliomagenesis, tumor stem/progenitor cell propagation and phenotypic diversity is critical for devising effective and targeted therapy for this lethal disease. The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor OLIG2, which is universally expressed in gliomas, has emerged as an important player in GBM cell reprogramming, genotoxic resistance, and tumor phenotype plasticity...
August 14, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805939/molecular-and-cellular-discoveries-in-inflammatory-dermatoses
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REVIEW
V Soumelis
It was no earlier than 1986 that T helper (Th)1 and Th2 cells were described for the first time, opening the field of lymphocyte diversity and the investigation of the physiopathology of inflammatory diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Since that time, much research has been carried out showing a very complex communication network leading to inflammatory responses. Nowadays, understanding the cellular and molecular components of the inflammatory network and of the different crosstalks not only for groups of diseases but also for the individual patient is mandatory for developing and personalizing treatments...
September 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805815/aav-mediated-direct-in-vivo-crispr-screen-identifies-functional-suppressors-in-glioblastoma
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Ryan D Chow, Christopher D Guzman, Guangchuan Wang, Florian Schmidt, Mark W Youngblood, Lupeng Ye, Youssef Errami, Matthew B Dong, Michael A Martinez, Sensen Zhang, Paul Renauer, Kaya Bilguvar, Murat Gunel, Phillip A Sharp, Feng Zhang, Randall J Platt, Sidi Chen
A causative understanding of genetic factors that regulate glioblastoma pathogenesis is of central importance. Here we developed an adeno-associated virus-mediated, autochthonous genetic CRISPR screen in glioblastoma. Stereotaxic delivery of a virus library targeting genes commonly mutated in human cancers into the brains of conditional-Cas9 mice resulted in tumors that recapitulate human glioblastoma. Capture sequencing revealed diverse mutational profiles across tumors. The mutation frequencies in mice correlated with those in two independent patient cohorts...
August 14, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805539/protective-effect-of-regular-physical-activity-on-major-depressive-episodes-in-patients-with-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Fu-Xiang Zhu, Xiang-Yang Zhang, Xiao-Kai Ding, Bin Han
Previous studies have demonstrated an association between physical activity (PA) and depression in diverse population. The purpose of our study is to examine if PA within the recommended level over time is associated with major depressive episode (MDE) in patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Mainland China. Patients with stages 2-5 CKD not receiving dialysis were enrolled from a nephrology outpatient clinic between May 2014 and February 2016. Based on the patterns of PA over time, all patients were divided into four groups: persistently active, from inactive to active, from active to inactive, and persistently inactive...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805170/perspectives-of-patients-close-relatives-nurses-and-physicians-on-end-of-life-medication-management
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Marianne K Dees, Eric C T Geijteman, Wim J M Dekkers, Bregje A A Huisman, Roberto S G M Perez, Lia van Zuylen, Agnes van der Heide, Evert van Leeuwen
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to gain insight into the perspectives of patients, close relatives, nurses, and physicians on medication management for patients with a life expectancy of less than 3 months. METHOD: We conducted an empirical multicenter study with a qualitative approach, including in-depth interviews with patients, relatives, nurses, specialists, and general practitioners (GPs). We used the constant comparative method and ATLAS.ti (v. 7.1) software for our analysis...
August 14, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803549/comparative-gut-microbiota-and-resistome-profiling-of-intensive-care-patients-receiving-selective-digestive-tract-decontamination-and-healthy-subjects
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Elena Buelow, Teresita D J Bello González, Susana Fuentes, Wouter A A de Steenhuijsen Piters, Leo Lahti, Jumamurat R Bayjanov, Eline A M Majoor, Johanna C Braat, Maaike S M van Mourik, Evelien A N Oostdijk, Rob J L Willems, Marc J M Bonten, Mark W J van Passel, Hauke Smidt, Willem van Schaik
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiota is a reservoir of opportunistic pathogens that can cause life-threatening infections in critically ill patients during their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). To suppress gut colonization with opportunistic pathogens, a prophylactic antibiotic regimen, termed "selective decontamination of the digestive tract" (SDD), is used in some countries where it improves clinical outcome in ICU patients. Yet, the impact of ICU hospitalization and SDD on the gut microbiota remains largely unknown...
August 14, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803396/early-regression-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-after-bariatric-surgery-and-its-relation-to-serum-leptin-reduction
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G Lambert, Marcelo Miranda de Oliveira Lima, A C Felici, J C Pareja, A C J Vasques, F S Novaes, S Rodovalho, F F P Hirsch, J R Matos-Souza, Élinton A Chaim, B Geloneze
PURPOSE: Bariatric surgery (BS) promotes carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) regression as early as 6 months post-surgery. To verify whether C-IMT regression occurs even earlier, we aimed at the effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) on C-IMT 1-2 months and 12 months post-surgery. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Prospective trial. BS was performed on 109 patients either with (RYGBP = 42; BDP = 40) or without type 2 diabetes (RYGBP = 27)...
August 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803229/non-motor-symptoms-assessed-by-non-motor-symptoms-questionnaire-and-non-motor-symptoms-scale-in-parkinson-s-disease-in-selected-asian-populations
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Anna Sauerbier, Onanong Jitkritsadakul, Nataliya Titova, Lisa Klingelhoefer, Yoshio Tsuboi, Harry Carr, Hrishikesh Kumar, Rebecca Banerjee, Roberto Erro, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Anette Schrag, Panagiotis Zis, Shen-Yang Lim, J Y Al-Hashel, Walaa A Kamel, Pablo Martinez-Martin, K Ray Chaudhuri
BACKGROUND: Ethnic variations have been described in medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Whether ethnicity plays a role in Parkinson's disease (PD), particularly with regard to non-motor symptoms (NMS), remains unclear. Existing literature is diverse, controversial, and inadequately documented. This review aims to analyse and report the currently available literature on NMS, specifically in Asian PD patients. SUMMARY: We conducted a literature review using PubMed, searching for articles and currently available publications that reference and assess NMS in PD patients living in Asia using the validated NMS Questionnaire (NMS Quest) and NMS Scale (NMSS)...
August 12, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803221/reflective-student-narratives-honing-professionalism-and-empathy
#10
Upreet Dhaliwal, Satendra Singh, Navjeevan Singh
The affective domain is not explicitly targeted during medical studies and poor skills in this domain may lead to conflict when dealing with patients. Reflective narratives are said to promote humanitarianism and professional development. We aimed to examine reflective narratives written by medical students in our institution for content relating to ethical and professional Attitude and Behaviour, Communication, respect for Diversity and Disability, and Empathy (the ABCDE paradigm). We were also interested in understanding how far the students enjoyed learning through the writing of narratives and in determining their perceived learning from the exercise...
July 18, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803034/variations-in-the-costs-of-radical-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer-in-the-usa
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Jeffrey J Leow, Alexander P Cole, Thomas Seisen, Joaquim Bellmunt, Matthew Mossanen, Mani Menon, Mark A Preston, Toni K Choueiri, Adam S Kibel, Benjamin I Chung, Maxine Sun, Steven L Chang, Quoc-Dien Trinh
BACKGROUND: Radical cystectomy (RC) for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (BCa) has potential for serious complications, prolonged length of stay and readmissions-all of which may increase costs. Although variations in outcomes are well described, less is known about determinants driving variation in costs. OBJECTIVE: To assess surgeon- and hospital-level variations in costs and predictors of high- and low-cost RC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Cohort study of 23 173 patients who underwent RC for BCa in 208 hospitals in the USA from 2003 to 2015 in the Premier Healthcare Database...
August 9, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802038/trem2-maintains-microglial-metabolic-fitness-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Tyler K Ulland, Wilbur M Song, Stanley Ching-Cheng Huang, Jason D Ulrich, Alexey Sergushichev, Wandy L Beatty, Alexander A Loboda, Yingyue Zhou, Nigel J Cairns, Amal Kambal, Ekaterina Loginicheva, Susan Gilfillan, Marina Cella, Herbert W Virgin, Emil R Unanue, Yaming Wang, Maxim N Artyomov, David M Holtzman, Marco Colonna
Elevated risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with hypomorphic variants of TREM2, a surface receptor required for microglial responses to neurodegeneration, including proliferation, survival, clustering, and phagocytosis. How TREM2 promotes such diverse responses is unknown. Here, we find that microglia in AD patients carrying TREM2 risk variants and TREM2-deficient mice with AD-like pathology have abundant autophagic vesicles, as do TREM2-deficient macrophages under growth-factor limitation or endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress...
August 10, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801876/tumor-dna-an-emerging-biomarker-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Joseph A Bellairs, Rifat Hasina, Nishant Agrawal
Head and neck cancer (HNC) includes a diverse range of malignancies arising commonly from mucosal epithelia of the upper aerodigestive tract. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the most common form of HNC, develops in the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx and is associated with tobacco exposure, alcohol abuse, and infection with oncogenic viruses. Despite global advances in cancer care, HNSCC often presents with advanced disease and is associated with poor 5-year survival of ~50%. Genotyping tumor tissue to guide clinical decision-making is becoming commonplace in modern oncology, but in the management of HNSCC, tissue biopsies with cytopathology or histopathology remain the mainstay for diagnosis...
August 12, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801401/satisfaction-with-rehabilitative-health-care-services-among-german-and-non-german-nationals-residing-in-germany-a-cross-sectional-study
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Patrick Brzoska, Odile Sauzet, Yüce Yilmaz-Aslan, Teresia Widera, Oliver Razum
OBJECTIVES: Rehabilitation following medical conditions is largely offered as in-patient service in Germany. Foreign-national residents use rehabilitative services less often than Germans and attain less favourable treatment outcomes. These differences are independent of demographic, socioeconomic and health characteristics. Satisfaction with different aspects of rehabilitative care presumably affects the effectiveness of rehabilitative services. We compared the degree of satisfaction with different domains of the rehabilitative care process between Germans and non-German nationals residing in Germany...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801302/improving-patient-centered-care-for-young-people-in-general-practice-with-a-codesigned-screening-app-mixed-methods-study
#15
Marianne Julie Webb, Greg Wadley, Lena Amanda Sanci
BACKGROUND: Despite experiencing a high prevalence and co-occurrence of mental health disorders and health-compromising behaviors, young people tend not to seek professional help for these concerns. However, they do regularly attend primary care, making primary care providers ideally situated to identify and discuss mental health and lifestyle issues as part of young people's routine health care. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate whether using a codesigned health and lifestyle-screening app, Check Up GP, in general practice influenced young people's assessment of the quality of their care (measures of patient-centered care and youth friendliness), and their disclosure of sensitive issues...
August 11, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801217/evaluation-of-unplanned-hospital-readmissions-after-major-urologic-inpatient-surgery-in-the-era-of-accountable-care
#16
Benjamin V Stone, Matthew R Cohn, Nicholas M Donin, Michael Schulster, James S Wysock, Danil V Makarov, Marc A Bjurlin
OBJECTIVE: To provide a multi-institutional analysis of clinical factors predicting unplanned hospital readmission after major inpatient urologic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) is a risk-adjusted data collection mechanism for analyzing clinical outcomes data including 30-day perioperative readmissions and complications. We identified 23,108 patients who underwent major inpatient urologic surgery from 2011 to 2012...
August 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801002/legal-support-for-palliative-care-patients
#17
Tamar Ezer, Naomi Burke-Shyne, Kiera Hepford
CONTEXT: Palliative care patients face legal issues which impact their quality of life. Legal support, embedded in holistic palliative care services, has developed globally over the last decade to address this. OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to trace the origins of legal support for palliative care patients, detail models of legal support, and describe achievements and challenges. METHODS: The paper draws on years of work in this area, as well as the available literature...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800865/contemporary-reviews-in-critical-care-medicine-anaphylaxis
#18
REVIEW
Daniel LoVerde, Onyinye I Iweala, Ariana Eginli, Guha Krishnaswamy
Anaphylaxis is a systemic, life threatening disorder triggered by mediators released by mast cells and basophils activated via allergic (IgE-mediated) or non-allergic (non-IgE-mediated) mechanisms. It is a rapidly evolving, multisystem process involving the integumentary, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems. Anaphylaxis and angioedema are serious disorders that can lead to fatal airway obstruction and culminate in cardiorespiratory arrest resulting in hypoxemia and/or shock. Often, these disorders can be appropriately managed in an outpatient setting...
August 8, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800778/effects-of-intraoperative-peep-optimization-on-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-and-the-inflammatory-response-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Zoltán Ruszkai, Erika Kiss, Ildikó László, Fanni Gyura, Erika Surány, Péter Töhötöm Bartha, Gergely Péter Bokrétás, Edit Rácz, István Buzogány, Zoltán Bajory, Erzsébet Hajdú, Zsolt Molnár
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation during major abdominal surgery commonly develop pulmonary atelectasis and/or hyperdistention of the lungs. Recent studies show benefits of lung-protective mechanical ventilation with the use of low tidal volumes, a moderate level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and regular alveolar recruitment maneuvers during general anesthesia, even in patients with healthy lungs. The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the effects of intraoperative lung-protective mechanical ventilation, using individualized PEEP values, on postoperative pulmonary complications and the inflammatory response...
August 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800101/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-neuronal-models-for-the-study-of-autophagy-pathways-in-human-neurodegenerative-disease
#20
REVIEW
Natalia Jiménez-Moreno, Petros Stathakos, Maeve A Caldwell, Jon D Lane
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are invaluable tools for research into the causes of diverse human diseases, and have enormous potential in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. Our ability to reprogramme patient cells to become hiPSCs, and to subsequently direct their differentiation towards those classes of neurons that are vulnerable to stress, is revealing how genetic mutations cause changes at the molecular level that drive the complex pathogeneses of human neurodegenerative diseases...
August 11, 2017: Cells
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