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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212433/elevated-gm3-plasma-concentration-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-a-lipidomic-analysis
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Robin B Chan, Adler J Perotte, Bowen Zhou, Christopher Liong, Evan J Shorr, Karen S Marder, Un J Kang, Cheryl H Waters, Oren A Levy, Yimeng Xu, Hong Bin Shim, Itsik Pe'er, Gilbert Di Paolo, Roy N Alcalay
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease whose pathological hallmark is the accumulation of intracellular α-synuclein aggregates in Lewy bodies. Lipid metabolism dysregulation may play a significant role in PD pathogenesis; however, large plasma lipidomic studies in PD are lacking. In the current study, we analyzed the lipidomic profile of plasma obtained from 150 idiopathic PD patients and 100 controls, taken from the 'Spot' study at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Our mass spectrometry based analytical panel consisted of 520 lipid species from 39 lipid subclasses including all major classes of glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, glycerolipids and sterols...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195937/an-updated-protocol-for-evaluating-chest-pain-and-managing-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Christopher R Kelly, Ajay J Kirtane, Jennifer Stant, Gregg W Stone, Robert M Minutello, S Chiu Wong, Honeyleen Manuzon, Roxanne Gerow-Smith, Nancy Kelley, LeRoy E Rabbani
Clinical pathways can optimize care both across and within institutions, but regular updates to these pathways based on new clinical trials, professional guidelines, and Food and Drug Administration approvals are essential. Herein we describe the most recent revisions to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center) clinical pathway for acute coronary syndromes and chest pain, which incorporates novel data regarding the timing and administration of P2Y12 inhibition (including the intravenous P2Y12 inhibitor cangrelor) and the appropriateness of prolonged (>1 year) dual antiplatelet therapy for the secondary prevention of ischemic events...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176457/predictors-of-acupuncture-use-among-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer
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Sagar K Chokshi, Elena J Ladas, Katherine Taromina, Douglas McDaniel, Diane Rooney, Zhezhen Jin, Wei-Chun Hsu, Kara M Kelly
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the application of acupuncture in pediatric oncology is limited. We investigated the acceptance of acupuncture and factors associated with its use among children and adolescents with cancer. METHODS: Ninety acupuncture-naïve children receiving cancer treatment at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) provided consent/assent for participation. Participants could choose to receive or refuse integrative services offered at CUMC. Symptoms were collected for a 6-month period with the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS)...
February 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152740/understanding-efficiency-of-chemotherapy-delivery-for-planned-chemotherapy-admission-at-columbia-university-medical-center
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Jason Dennis Wright, Sowmya Vasan, Alfred I Neugut, Jim Hu, Dawn L Hershman
: 206 Background: Delays in administration of planned in-patient chemotherapy can lead to prolonged length of stay (LOS), resulting in increased cost and risk of nosocomial infections and other complications. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of cancer patients admitted to Columbia University Medical Center, a tertiary care center, for planned chemotherapy from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Eligible patients were identified as cancer patients (via ICD9 codes) who were admitted directly to the inpatient hematology/oncology service with intravenous chemotherapy orders submitted within 24 hours of the admission...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140790/50-years-of-the-radiological-research-accelerator-facility-raraf
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Stephen A Marino
The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is in its 50th year of operation. It was commissioned on April 1, 1967 as a collaboration between the Radiological Research Laboratory (RRL) of Columbia University, and members of the Medical Research Center of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). It was initially funded as a user facility for radiobiology and radiological physics, concentrating on monoenergetic neutrons. Facilities for irradiation with MeV light charged particles were developed in the mid-1970s...
January 31, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140788/100-years-of-radiation-research-in-the-footsteps-of-failla
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Eric J Hall
Gioacchino Failla was initially appointed to operate the radon plant at Memorial Hospital in 1916. What to most people would have been a part-time temporary position was to him a career. He was not satisfied to simply fabricate radon seeds, he wanted to understand the physics and biology of the radiation emitted by the progeny of radium. His was not the first medical physics group in the United States, though it was one of the earliest, but it was the first to put such emphasis on the biological effects. After more than 28 years at Memorial Hospital, Failla moved his research group to Columbia University Medical Center and his pioneering work, blending physics and biology, has continued to date at Columbia by those that he trained or inspired, under three directors that followed him...
January 31, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116650/the-safety-of-resection-for-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-a-single-institution-retrospective-analysis
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Michael Brendan Cloney, Adam M Sonabend, Jonathan Yun, Jingyan Yang, Fabio Iwamoto, Suprit Singh, Govind Bhagat, Peter Canoll, George Zanazzi, Jeffrey N Bruce, Michael Sisti, Sameer Sheth, E Sander Connolly, Guy McKhann
Surgical resection is not the standard of care for primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), as historical studies have demonstrated unfavorable complication rates and limited benefits. Some recent studies suggest that resection may provide a therapeutic benefit, yet the safety of these procedures has not been systematically investigated in the setting of modern neurosurgery. We examined the safety of surgical resection for PCNSL. We retrospectively analyzed all patients with PCNSL treated at Columbia University Medical Center between 2000 and 2015 to assess complications rates following biopsy or resection using the Glioma Outcomes Project system...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056461/predicting-post-transplant-recurrence-of-iga-nephropathy-the-importance-of-crescents
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Rupali S Avasare, Paul E Rosenstiel, Ziad S Zaky, Demetra S Tsapepas, Gerald B Appel, Glen S Markowitz, Andrew S Bomback, Pietro A Canetta
BACKGROUND: Most studies that have assessed the predictors of recurrent IgA nephropathy (IgAN) in the renal allograft have focused on post-transplant features. Identifying high-risk pre-transplant features of IgAN is useful for counseling patients and may help in tailoring post-transplant immunosuppression. METHODS: We investigated the pre-transplant clinical and biopsy features of 62 patients with IgAN who received transplants at Columbia University Medical Center from 2001 to 2012 and compared the characteristics and outcomes of patients with IgAN recurrence to those without recurrence...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007021/implementation-of-next-generation-sequencing-into-pediatric-hematology-oncology-practice-moving-beyond-actionable-alterations
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Jennifer A Oberg, Julia L Glade Bender, Maria Luisa Sulis, Danielle Pendrick, Anthony N Sireci, Susan J Hsiao, Andrew T Turk, Filemon S Dela Cruz, Hanina Hibshoosh, Helen Remotti, Rebecca J Zylber, Jiuhong Pang, Daniel Diolaiti, Carrie Koval, Stuart J Andrews, James H Garvin, Darrell J Yamashiro, Wendy K Chung, Stephen G Emerson, Peter L Nagy, Mahesh M Mansukhani, Andrew L Kung
BACKGROUND: Molecular characterization has the potential to advance the management of pediatric cancer and high-risk hematologic disease. The clinical integration of genome sequencing into standard clinical practice has been limited and the potential utility of genome sequencing to identify clinically impactful information beyond targetable alterations has been underestimated. METHODS: The Precision in Pediatric Sequencing (PIPseq) Program at Columbia University Medical Center instituted prospective clinical next generation sequencing (NGS) for pediatric cancer and hematologic disorders at risk for treatment failure...
December 23, 2016: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938905/the-effects-of-postoperative-hematocrit-on-shunt-occlusion-for-neonates-undergoing-single-ventricle-palliation
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Brett R Anderson, Victoria L Blancha, Jennifer M Duchon, Paul J Chai, David Kalfa, Emile A Bacha, Ganga Krishnamurthy, Veniamin Ratner
OBJECTIVES: Our primary objective was to test the effects of first postoperative hematocrit on early shunt occlusion for children undergoing systemic to pulmonary artery shunt placement. Because any intervention to reduce shunt occlusion is only beneficial if it reduces mortality or is, at least, mortality neutral, we also tested the effects of first postoperative hematocrit on in-hospital mortality. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on all neonates who underwent primary systemic to pulmonary artery shunt placement, with or without a Norwood/Damus-Kaye-Stansel procedure, at Columbia University Medical Center between January 2010 and July 2015...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932533/preoperative-proteinuria-and-reduced-glomerular-filtration-rate-predicts-renal-replacement-therapy-in-patients-supported-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Veli K Topkara, Ellie J Coromilas, Arthur Reshad Garan, Randall C Li, Francesco Castagna, Douglas L Jennings, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Robert N Sladen, Donna M Mancini, Yoshifumi Naka, Jai Radhakrishnan, Paolo C Colombo
BACKGROUND: Renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) has detrimental effects on quality of life and survival of patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). Current guidelines do not offer a decision-making algorithm for CF-LVAD candidates with poor baseline renal function. Objective of this study was to identify risk factors associated with RRT after CF-LVAD implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three hundred and eighty-nine consecutive patients underwent contemporary CF-LVAD implantation at the Columbia University Medical Center between January 2004 and August 2015...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888180/northern-manhattan-hispanic-caregiver-intervention-effectiveness-study-protocol-of-a-pragmatic-randomised-trial-comparing-the-effectiveness-of-two-established-interventions-for-informal-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia
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José A Luchsinger, Louis Burgio, Mary Mittelman, Ilana Dunner, Jed A Levine, Jian Kong, Stephanie Silver, Mildred Ramirez, Jeanne A Teresi
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of dementia is increasing without a known cure, resulting in an increasing number of informal caregivers. Caring for a person with dementia results in increased stress and depressive symptoms. There are several behavioural interventions designed to alleviate stress and depressive symptoms in caregivers of persons with dementia with evidence of efficacy. Two of the best-known interventions are the New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI) and the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregivers Health (REACH)...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883171/frailty-in-postmenopausal-african-american-and-hispanic-hiv-infected-women
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P Young, J Shah, C Zhang, D C Ferris, I Colon, M Bucovsky, M Punyanitya, D J McMahon, E Shane, M T Yin
Studies suggest frailty occurs earlier in HIV-infected individuals, but data in postmenopausal HIV-infected women are lacking. We assessed the prevalence of frailty and association with anthropometric measures in HIV-infected and uninfected postmenopausal women. Fried's frailty phenotype was measured in HIV-infected and uninfected Hispanic and African American postmenopausal women participating in a study of bone metabolism; fat and lean mass were measured by whole body dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)...
2016: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768675/optimal-timing-of-surgical-procedures-in-pediatric-patients
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Riva R Ko, Teeda Pinyavat, Steven Stylianos, Sarah M Lambert, Richard C Anderson, Pamela F Gallin, Lynne G Maxwell, Christopher G Ward, Jayant K Deshpande, Constance S Houck
The Pediatric Anesthesia Neuro Development Assessment (PANDA) team at the Anesthesiology Department at Columbia University Medical Center held its fifth biennial symposium to discuss issues regarding potential neurotoxicity of anesthetic agents in pediatric patients. Overall optimal surgical timing as well as a "critical window" for surgery on a specialty specific basis are areas of focus for the American Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Advisory Panel. An ad hoc panel of pediatric surgical experts representing general surgery, urology, neurosurgery, and ophthalmology was assembled for this meeting and provided a dialogue focused on the benefits of early intervention versus potential anesthetic risk, addressing parental concerns, and the need for continued interdisciplinary collaboration in this area...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768673/summary-of-the-update-session-on-clinical-neurotoxicity-studies
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Teeda Pinyavat, David O Warner, Randall P Flick, Mary Ellen McCann, Dean B Andropoulos, Danquig Hu, Jeffrey W Sall, Marisa N Spann, Caleb Ing
During the Fifth Pediatric Anesthesia Neurodevelopmental Assessment Symposium, experts and stakeholders met to present and discuss recent advances made in the study of neurodevelopmental outcomes after exposure to anesthetic drugs in infants and children. This article summarizes the update of 5 ongoing clinical studies: General Anesthesia compared to Spinal Anesthesia, Toxicity of Remifentanil and Dexmedetomidine, Mayo Anesthesia Safety in Kids, the University of California San Francisco human cohort study, and Columbia University Medical Center Neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging study...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699253/oral-ruxolitinib-induces-hair-regrowth-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-alopecia-areata
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Julian Mackay-Wiggan, Ali Jabbari, Nhan Nguyen, Jane E Cerise, Charlotte Clark, Grace Ulerio, Megan Furniss, Roger Vaughan, Angela M Christiano, Raphael Clynes
BACKGROUND. Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune disease with a lifetime risk of 1.7%; there are no FDA-approved treatments for AA. We previously identified a dominant IFN-γ transcriptional signature in cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in human and mouse AA skin and showed that treatment with JAK inhibitors induced durable hair regrowth in mice by targeting this pathway. Here, we investigated the use of the oral JAK1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib in the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe AA. METHODS...
September 22, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641569/impaired-sense-of-smell-linked-to-dementia-risk
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Decreased ability to identify smells could be an early indicator of cognitive decline and dementia, say researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in the US.
August 24, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624541/replicating-cardiovascular-condition-birth-month-associations
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Li Li, Mary Regina Boland, Riccardo Miotto, Nicholas P Tatonetti, Joel T Dudley
Independent replication is vital for study findings drawn from Electronic Health Records (EHR). This replication study evaluates the relationship between seasonal effects at birth and lifetime cardiovascular condition risk. We performed a Season-wide Association Study on 1,169,599 patients from Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) to compute phenome-wide associations between birth month and CVD. We then evaluated if seasonal patterns found at MSH matched those reported at Columbia University Medical Center. Coronary arteriosclerosis, essential hypertension, angina, and pre-infarction syndrome passed phenome-wide significance and their seasonal patterns matched those previously reported...
September 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574959/comparison-of-a-timing-based-measure-of-unintended-pregnancy-and-the-london-measure-of-unplanned-pregnancy
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Abigail R A Aiken, Carolyn L Westhoff, James Trussell, Paula M Castaño
CONTEXT: Unintended pregnancy is a universal benchmark for reproductive health, but whether variations reflect differences in measurement and how well measures predict pregnancy outcomes warrant further examination. U.S. and British measures of unintended and unplanned pregnancy offer a useful comparison. METHODS: Some 220 women seeking pregnancy testing at the Columbia University Medical Center in 2005 responded to three pregnancy measures: a binary timing-based measure of unintended pregnancy (TMUP); a multi-item measure of timing-based intentions and planning behaviors, the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP); and a measure combining intentions (from the TMUP) and how women would feel about a positive pregnancy test...
2016: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567909/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-exploring-a-paradigm-shift-in-favor-of-surgery
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Erin A Paul, Kristina Orfali, Thomas J Starc
We hypothesized that enthusiasm for surgery increased for infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) between 1995 and 2012. We sought to identify factors that engendered this paradigm shift. Confidential surveys were distributed to providers at CUMC in 1995 and 2012 to measure enthusiasm for surgical intervention for HLHS. Surgical preference scores are presented as median [interquartile range]. Surveys were completed by 99/176 providers (56 % response rate) in 1995 and 153/267 (57 %) in 2012...
December 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
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