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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332045/the-uniform-data-set-czech-version-normative-data-in-older-adults-from-an-international-perspective
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Tomas Nikolai, Hana Stepankova, Miloslav Kopecek, Zdenek Sulc, Martin Vyhnalek, Ondrej Bezdicek
BACKGROUND: Outside of the United States, international perspectives on normative data for neuropsychological test performance, within diverse populations, have been scarce. The neuropsychological test battery from the Uniform Data Set (UDS) of the Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADC) program of the United States National Institute on Aging (NIA) is one of the most sensitive batteries for the evaluation of both normal cognitive aging and pathological cognitive decline. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of the Czech Neuropsychological Test Battery from the Uniform Data Set (UDS-Cz 2...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331497/dietary-antioxidant-micronutrients-alter-mucosal-inflammatory-risk-in-a-murine-model-of-genetic-and-microbial-susceptibility
#2
Joseph F Pierre, Reinhard Hinterleitner, Romain Bouziat, Nathan A Hubert, Vanessa Leone, Jun Miyoshi, Bana Jabri, Eugene B Chang
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are caused by the convergence of microbial, environmental, and genetic factors. Diet significantly alters these interactions by affecting both the host and microbiome. Using a mucosal inflammatory model that resembles the human condition of ileal pouchitis, we investigated the effects of Control (CONT) or Antioxidant (AOX) diet, containing pharmacologically relevant levels of 4 micronutrients, on disease risk in wild-type and IL-10-/- animals following surgical self-filling (SF) ileal blind loop placement...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331287/characterizing-the-effects-of-deep-brain-stimulation-with-magnetoencephalography-a-review
#3
REVIEW
Irene E Harmsen, Nathan C Rowland, Richard A Wennberg, Andres M Lozano
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an important form of neuromodulation that is being applied to patients with motor, mood, or cognitive circuit disorders. Despite the efficacy and widespread use of DBS, the precise mechanisms by which it works remain unknown. Over the last decade, magnetoencephalography (MEG) has become an important functional neuroimaging technique used to study DBS. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes the literature related to the use of MEG to characterize the effects of DBS...
January 4, 2018: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330652/dietary-management-in-the-immediate-preoperative-period-of-bariatric-surgery-a-national-overview-bariatric-preoperative-diets
#4
Mariana Steffen Holderbaum, Caroline Buss
BACKGROUND: Although widely applied, there is no consensus about the characteristics of the diets prescribed in the immediate preoperative period of bariatric surgery (BS). The objective of this study was to perform a survey on preoperative dietary management in BS centers. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with BS Brazilian centers. Only BS centers with certificate of excellence by Surgical Review Corporation were included. An electronic questionnaire was applied to assess details about the dietary management in the immediate preoperative period of BS...
January 12, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330466/target-engagement-imaging-of-parp-inhibitors-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Brandon Carney, Susanne Kossatz, Benjamin H Lok, Valentina Schneeberger, Kishore K Gangangari, Naga Vara Kishore Pillarsetty, Wolfgang A Weber, Charles M Rudin, John T Poirier, Thomas Reiner
Insufficient chemotherapy response and rapid disease progression remain concerns for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Oncologists rely on serial CT scanning to guide treatment decisions, but this cannot assess in vivo target engagement of therapeutic agents. Biomarker assessments in biopsy material do not assess contemporaneous target expression, intratumoral drug exposure, or drug-target engagement. Here, we report the use of PARP1/2-targeted imaging to measure target engagement of PARP inhibitors in vivo. Using a panel of clinical PARP inhibitors, we show that PARP imaging can quantify target engagement of chemically diverse small molecule inhibitors in vitro and in vivo...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330282/population-dependent-intron-retention-and-dna-methylation-in-breast-cancer
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Dongwook Kim, Manu Shivakumar, Seonggyun Han, Michael S Sinclair, Youngji Lee, Yonglan Zheng, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dokyoon Kim, Younghee Lee
Regulation of gene expression by DNA methylation in gene promoter regions is well-studied; however, the effects of methylation in the gene body (exons and introns) on gene expression are comparatively understudied. Recently, hyper-methylation has been implicated in the inclusion of alternatively spliced exons; moreover, exon recognition can be enhanced by recruiting the methyl-CpG-binding protein (MeCP2) to hyper-methylated sites. This study examines if methylation status of an intron is correlated with how frequently the intron is retained during splicing using DNA methylation and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data from breast cancer tissue specimens in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329504/expression-of-vitamin-d-receptor-in-the-subsynovial-connective-tissue-in-women-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Kahyun Kim, Hyun Sik Gong, Jihyeung Kim, Goo Hyun Baek
Studies suggest that low vitamin D levels are associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. We aimed to evaluate whether level of vitamin D receptor expression in the endothelial cells of the subsynovial connective tissue is associated with clinical features of carpal tunnel syndrome. We obtained the subsynovial connective tissue from 52 women with carpal tunnel syndrome during surgery and performed immunohistochemical analysis of vitamin D receptors in the endothelial cells of the subsynovial connective tissue. We explored correlation of vitamin D receptor expression with clinical features of carpal tunnel syndrome, such as age, symptom duration, symptom severity and electrophysiological severity...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329423/development-and-early-validation-of-a-patient-reported-outcome-measure-to-assess-sleep-amongst-people-experiencing-problems-with-alcohol-or-other-drugs
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Joanne Neale, Silia Vitoratou, Paul Lennon, Robert Meadows, Sarah Nettleton, Daria Panebianco, John Strang, John Marsden
Study Objectives: To develop a patient reported outcome measure to assess sleep amongst people experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs. Methods: Item development included secondary analyses of qualitative interviews with drug/alcohol users in residential treatment, a review of validated sleep measures, focus groups with drug/alcohol users in residential treatment, and feedback from drug/alcohol users recruited from community and residential settings. An initial version of the measure was completed by 549 current and former drug/alcohol users (442 in person [IP] and 107 online [OL])...
January 10, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328064/south-african-eye-study-saes-ethnic-differences-in-central-corneal-thickness-and-intraocular-pressure
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S O Baboolal, D P Smit
PurposeGlaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. South Africa has a diverse population but there is a lack of published ethnic specific normative data. The purpose of the study is to determine the distribution of intraocular pressure (IOP) and central corneal thickness (CCT) values in a multi-ethnic South African population and to determine additional systemic and ocular factors that influence IOP and CCT.Patients and methodsThis cross-sectional study included a total of 402 participants with 706 eyes aged 18-94 years...
January 12, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327999/declining-complication-rates-with-flow-diversion-of-anterior-circulation-aneurysms-after-introduction-of-the-pipeline-flex-analysis-of-a-single-institution-series-of-568-cases
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Geoffrey P Colby, Matthew T Bender, Li-Mei Lin, Narlin Beaty, Justin M Caplan, Bowen Jiang, Erick M Westbroek, Bijan Varjavand, Jessica K Campos, Judy Huang, Rafael J Tamargo, Alexander L Coon
OBJECTIVE The second-generation Pipeline embolization device (PED), Flex, has several design upgrades, including improved opening and the ability to be resheathed, in comparison with the original device (PED classic). The authors hypothesized that Flex is associated with a lower rate of major complications. METHODS A prospective, IRB-approved, single-institution database was analyzed for all patients with anterior circulation aneurysms treated by flow diversion. The PED classic was used from August 2011 to January 2015, and the Pipeline Flex has been used since February 2015...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327970/it-is-electric-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-refractory-central-pain-and-comorbid-psychiatric-disease
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Jacob J Strand, Lindsay L Warner, Mihir M Kamdar, Alice W Flaherty, Vicki A Jackson
Central pain syndromes are a complex, diverse group of clinical conditions that are poorly understood. We present a patient with progressive, debilitating central pain and co-existing mood disorders that was refractory to multimodal pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies, but that ultimately responded to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The patient described it at various times as her skin being "lit on fire," "stabbed," "squeezed like a boa constrictor," or itching unbearably. She underwent a course of three sequential ECT treatments during her hospitalization and it dramatically decreased her pain...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327809/the-prevalence-of-cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-among-regular-marijuana-smokers-in-an-urban-public-hospital
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Joseph Habboushe, Ada Rubin, Haoming Liu, Robert S Hoffman
Epidemiological data, including prevalence, for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) remain largely unknown. Without these data, clinicians often describe CHS as "rare" or "very rare" without supporting information. We seek to estimate the prevalence of CHS in a population of patients presenting to a socioeconomically and racially diverse urban Emergency Department of a public hospital. This study consisted of a questionnaire administered to a convenience sample of patients presenting to the ED of the oldest public hospital in the United States...
January 12, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327734/clinical-study-of-extrapulmonary-head-and-neck-tuberculosis-in-an-urban-setting
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S Monga, J N Malik, S Jan, S Bahadur, S Jetley, H Kaur
Tuberculosis (TB) of the head and neck region is quite common in endemic countries, but is still misdiagnosed due to its varied presentation and different sites of involvement. The aims of the present study were to present the diversities of presentation of head and neck tuberculosis with the diagnostic predicaments faced during evaluation and to assess treatment response to anti-tubercular treatment (ATT). We analysed 48 patients with head and neck tuberculosis who presented to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in our tertiary care urban hospital over a period of two years from 2013 to 2015 and recorded their data, which included presenting complaints, local and systemic examination findings, investigation results and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327728/diverse-modes-of-clonal-evolution-in-hbv-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-revealed-by-single-cell-genome-sequencing
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Meng Duan, Junfeng Hao, Sijia Cui, Daniel L Worthley, Shu Zhang, Zhichao Wang, Jieyi Shi, Longzi Liu, Xiaoying Wang, Aiwu Ke, Ya Cao, Ruibin Xi, Xiaoming Zhang, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Chong Li, Qiang Gao
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a cancer of substantial morphologic, genetic and phenotypic diversity. Yet we do not understand the relationship between intratumor heterogeneity and the associated morphologic/histological characteristics of the tumor. Using single-cell whole-genome sequencing to profile 96 tumor cells (30-36 each) and 15 normal liver cells (5 each), collected from three male patients with HBV-associated HCC, we confirmed that copy number variations occur early in hepatocarcinogenesis but thereafter remain relatively stable throughout tumor progression...
January 12, 2018: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327718/epithelioid-fibrous-histiocytoma-molecular-characterization-of-alk-fusion-partners-in-23-cases
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Brendan C Dickson, David Swanson, George S Charames, Christopher Dm Fletcher, Jason L Hornick
Epithelioid fibrous histiocytoma is a rare and distinctive cutaneous neoplasm. Most cases harbor ALK rearrangement and show ALK overexpression, which distinguish this neoplasm from conventional cutaneous fibrous histiocytoma and variants. SQSTM1 and VCL have previously been shown to partner with ALK in one case each of epithelioid fibrous histiocytoma. The purpose of this study was to examine a large cohort of epithelioid fibrous histiocytomas by next-generation sequencing to characterize the nature and prevalence of ALK fusion partners...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327398/ways-of-knowing-on-the-internet-a-qualitative-review-of-cancer-websites-from-a-critical-nursing-perspective
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Kristen R Haase, Roanne T Thomas, Wendy Gifford, Lorraine F Holtslander
People diagnosed with cancer typically want information from their doctor or nurse. However, many individuals now turn to the Internet to tackle unmet information needs and to complement healthcare professional information. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively explore the content of commonly searched cancer websites from a critical nursing perspective, as this information is accessible, and allows patients to address their information needs in ways that healthcare professionals cannot. This qualitative examination of websites is informed by Carper's fundamental patterns of knowing and complemented with the critical view to technology espoused by the philosophy of technology...
January 12, 2018: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327211/twelve-lessons-learned-for-effective-research-partnerships-between-patients-caregivers-clinicians-academic-researchers-and-other-stakeholders
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Holly O Witteman, Selma Chipenda Dansokho, Heather Colquhoun, Angela Fagerlin, Anik M C Giguere, Sholom Glouberman, Lynne Haslett, Aubri Hoffman, Noah M Ivers, France Légaré, Jean Légaré, Carrie A Levin, Karli Lopez, Victor M Montori, Jean-Sébastien Renaud, Kerri Sparling, Dawn Stacey, Robert J Volk
Research increasingly means that patients, caregivers, health professionals, other stakeholders, and academic investigators work in partnership. This requires effective collaboration rooted in mutual respect, involvement of all participants, and good communication. Having conducted such partnered research over multiple projects, and having recently completed a project together funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, we collaboratively developed a list of 12 lessons we have learned about how to ensure effective research partnerships...
January 4, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327158/comparison-of-warfarin-requirements-in-post-cardiac-surgery-patients-valve-replacement-versus-non-valve-replacement
#18
Logan M Olson, Andrea M Nei, David L Joyce, Narith N Ou, Ross A Dierkhising, Scott D Nei
INTRODUCTION: Anticoagulation with warfarin affects approximately 140,000 post-cardiac surgery patients every year, yet there remains limited published data in this patient population. Dosing remains highly variable due to intrinsic risk factors that plague cardiac surgery candidates and a lack of diverse literature that can be applied to those who have undergone a cardiac surgery alternative to heart valve replacement (HVR). In the present study, our aim was to compare the warfarin requirements between HVR and non-HVR patients...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326229/genomic-understanding-of-an-infectious-brain-disease-from-the-desert
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Leandro F Moreno, Abdalla A O Ahmed, Balázs Brankovics, Christina A Cuomo, Steph B J Menken, Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Hani Faidah, J Benjamin Stielow, Marcus de M Teixeira, Francesc X Prenafeta-Boldú, Vania A Vicente, Sybren de Hoog
Rhinocladiella mackenziei accounts for the majority of fungal brain infections in the Middle East and is restricted to the arid climate zone between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Neurotropic dissemination caused by this fungus has been reported in immunocompromised, but also immunocompetent individuals. If untreated, the infection is fatal. Outside of humans, the environmental niche of R. mackenziei is unknown, and the fungus has been only cultured from brain biopsies. In this paper we describe the whole genome re-sequencing of two Rhinocladiella mackenziei strains from patients in Saudi Arabia and Qatar...
January 11, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326190/a-qualitative-study-of-patients-feedback-about-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-opat-services-in-northern-england-implications-for-service-improvement
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Maureen Twiddy, Carolyn J Czoski Murray, Samantha J Mason, David Meads, Judy M Wright, Elizabeth D Mitchell, Jane Minton
OBJECTIVE: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) provides opportunities for improved cost savings, but in the UK, implementation is patchy and a variety of service models are in use. The slow uptake in the UK and Europe is due to a number of clinical, financial and logistical issues, including concern about patient safety. The measurement of patient experience data is commonly used to inform commissioning decisions, but these focus on functional aspects of services and fail to examine the relational aspects of care...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
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