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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220541/validation-of-ultrasonography-for-assessment-of-gastric-emptying-time-in-healthy-cats-by-radionuclide-scintigraphy
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R Husnik, J M Fletcher, L Gaschen, F P Gaschen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of gastric emptying (GE) disorders in cats is unknown due to lack of clinically applicable diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVES: The principal aim of this study was to assess correlation between scintigraphic and ultrasonographic measurements of GE time (GET) in healthy cats. Additionally, variability of ultrasonographic GET, and correlation between scintigraphy and ultrasonographic parameters of gastric motility were evaluated. ANIMALS: Eight healthy domestic shorthair cats...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219960/comparison-of-substance-use-subjective-well-being-and-interpersonal-relationships-among-young-people-in-foster-care-and-private-households-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-school-health-research-network-survey-in-wales
#2
Sara Jayne Long, Rhiannon E Evans, Adam Fletcher, Gillian Hewitt, Simon Murphy, Honor Young, Graham F Moore
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of living in foster care (FC) with substance use and subjective well-being in a sample of secondary school students (11-16 years) in Wales in 2015/16, and to examine whether these associations are attenuated by the perceived quality of interpersonal relationships. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, population-based health behaviour and lifestyle questionnaire. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Wales, UK; young people who took part in the 2015/16 School Health Research Network (SHRN) questionnaire (n=32 479)...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218881/mr-imaging-of-perianal-crohn-disease
#3
Shannon P Sheedy, David H Bruining, Eric J Dozois, William A Faubion, Joel G Fletcher
Pelvic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is currently the standard for imaging perianal Crohn disease. Perianal fistulas are a leading cause of patient morbidity because closure often requires multimodality treatments over a prolonged period of time. This review summarizes clinically relevant anal sphincter anatomy, imaging methods, classification systems, and treatment objectives. In addition, the MR appearance of healing perianal fistulas and fistula complications is described. Difficult imaging tasks including the assessment of rectovaginal fistulas and ileoanal anastomoses are highlighted, along with illustrative cases...
March 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216967/assessment-of-multi-modality-evaluations-of-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#4
Ryan Law, Jithinraj E Varayil, Louis M WongKeeSong, Jeff Fidler, Joel G Fletcher, John Barlow, Jeffrey Alexander, Elizabeth Rajan, Stephanie Hansel, Brenda Becker, Joseph J Larson, Felicity T Enders, David H Bruining, Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu
AIM: To determine the frequency of bleeding source detection in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) who underwent double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) after pre-procedure imaging [multiphase computed tomography enterography (MPCTE), video capsule endoscopy (VCE), or both] and assess the impact of imaging on DBE diagnostic yield. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using a prospectively maintained database of all adult patients presenting with OGIB who underwent DBE from September 1(st), 2002 to June 30(th), 2013 at a single tertiary center...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215501/serial-quantiferon-testing-and-tuberculosis-disease-risk-among-young-children-an-observational-cohort-study
#5
Jason R Andrews, Elisa Nemes, Michele Tameris, Bernard S Landry, Hassan Mahomed, J Bruce McClain, Helen A Fletcher, Willem A Hanekom, Robin Wood, Helen McShane, Thomas J Scriba, Mark Hatherill
BACKGROUND: The value of quantitative interferon-γ release assay results for predicting progression from Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection to active disease is unknown. We aimed to investigate the relation between QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT) conversion interferon-γ values and risk of subsequent active tuberculosis disease and of QFT reversion. METHODS: We analysed data from a reported vaccine efficacy trial of the tuberculosis vaccine MVA85A in South Africa...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211070/use-of-proximal-operator-graph-solver-for-radiation-therapy-inverse-treatment-planning
#6
Xinmin Liu, Charles Pelizzari, Andrew H Belcher, Zachary Grelewicz, Rodney D Wiersma
PURPOSE: Most radiation therapy optimization problems can be formulated as an unconstrained problem and solved efficiently by quasi-Newton methods such as the Limited-memory Broyden-Fletcher-Goldfarb-Shanno (L-BFGS) algorithm. However, several next generation planning techniques such as total variation regularization based optimization and MV+kV optimization, involve constrained or mixed-norm optimization, and cannot be solved by quasi-Newton methods. Using standard optimization algorithms on such problems often leads to prohibitively long optimization times and large memory requirements...
February 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210767/crohn-s-disease-diagnosis-treatment-approach-and-management-paradigm-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
#7
Parakkal Deepak, Sang Hyoung Park, Eric C Ehman, Stephanie L Hansel, Jeff L Fidler, David H Bruining, Joel G Fletcher
Crohn's disease is one of the major subtypes of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease and is characterized by chronic transmural intestinal inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract anywhere from mouth to the anus, with a predilection for the small bowel. Cross-sectional imaging with computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography plays a key role in confirming diagnosis, identifying and managing complications, assessing disease severity, and identifying response to medical therapy. This review will focus on the role of radiologists in the diagnosis and assessment of Crohn's disease...
February 16, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207806/trace-element-accumulation-in-lotic-dragonfly-nymphs-genus-matters
#8
Dean E Fletcher, Angela H Lindell, Garrett K Stillings, Susan A Blas, J Vaun McArthur
Constituents of coal combustion waste (CCW) expose aquatic organisms to complex mixtures of potentially toxic metals and metalloids. Multi-element trace element analyses were used to distinguish patterns of accumulation among 8 genera of dragonfly nymphs collected from two sites on a CCW contaminated coastal plain stream. Dragonfly nymphs are exceptional for comparing trace element accumulation in syntopic macroinvertebrates that are all predators within the same order (Odonata) and suborder (Anisoptera), but differ vastly in habitat use and body form...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206781/cognitive-control-and-associated-neural-correlates-in-adults-with-spina-bifida-myelomeningocele
#9
Ashley L Ware, Paulina A Kulesz, Jenifer Juranek, Paul T Cirino, Jack M Fletcher
OBJECTIVE: Accelerated aging can occur in adult survivors of neurodevelopmental disorders, but has been narrowly studied in spina bifida myelomeningocele (SBM). Since discrete aspects of cognitive control and related neural network macrostructure deteriorate in normal aging, the specificity and trajectory of cognition and neuropathology incurred across adulthood in SBM were examined. METHOD: Adults (N = 120) with and without SBM completed working memory span and manipulation tasks, and an inhibitory control task...
February 16, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202786/dopamine-modulates-adaptive-prediction-error-coding-in-the-human-midbrain-and-striatum
#10
Kelly M J Diederen, Hisham Ziauddeen, Martin D Vestergaard, Tom Spencer, Wolfram Schultz, Paul C Fletcher
Learning to optimally predict rewards requires agents to account for fluctuations in reward value. Recent work suggests that individuals can efficiently learn about variable rewards through adaptation of the learning rate, and coding of prediction errors relative to reward variability. Such adaptive coding has been linked to midbrain dopamine neurons in nonhuman primates, and evidence in support for a similar role of the dopaminergic system in humans is emerging from fMRI data. Here, we sought to investigate the effect of dopaminergic perturbations on adaptive prediction error coding in humans, using a between-subject, placebo-controlled pharmacological fMRI study with a dopaminergic agonist (bromocriptine) and antagonist (sulpiride)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202771/delayed-differentiation-of-potent-effector-cd8-t-cells-reducing-viremia-and-reservoir-seeding-in-acute-hiv-infection
#11
Hiroshi Takata, Supranee Buranapraditkun, Cari Kessing, James L K Fletcher, Roshell Muir, Virginie Tardif, Pearline Cartwright, Claire Vandergeeten, Wendy Bakeman, Carmen N Nichols, Suteeraporn Pinyakorn, Pokrath Hansasuta, Eugene Kroon, Thep Chalermchai, Robert O'Connell, Jerome Kim, Nittaya Phanuphak, Merlin L Robb, Nelson L Michael, Nicolas Chomont, Elias K Haddad, Jintanat Ananworanich, Lydie Trautmann
CD8(+) T cells play a critical role in controlling HIV viremia and could be important in reducing HIV-infected cells in approaches to eradicate HIV. The simian immunodeficiency virus model provided the proof of concept for a CD8(+) T cell-mediated reservoir clearance but showed conflicting evidence on the role of these cells to eliminate HIV-infected cells. In humans, HIV-specific CD8(+) T cell responses have not been associated with a reduction of the HIV-infected cell pool in vivo. We studied HIV-specific CD8(+) T cells in the RV254 cohort of individuals initiating ART in the earliest stages of acute HIV infection (AHI)...
February 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196376/autism-and-bilingualism-a-qualitative-interview-study-of-parents-perspectives-and-experiences
#12
Sarah Hampton, Hugh Rabagliati, Antonella Sorace, Sue Fletcher-Watson
Purpose: Research into how bilingual parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make choices about their children's language environment is scarce. This study aimed to explore this issue, focusing on understanding how bilingual parents of children with ASD may make different language exposure choices compared with bilingual parents of children without ASD. Method: Semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted with 17 bilingual parents with a child with ASD and 18 bilingual parents with a typically developing (TD) child...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196207/correlation-of-long-term-results-of-imatinib-in-advanced-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-with-next-generation-sequencing-results-analysis-of-phase-3-swog-intergroup-trial-s0033
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Michael Heinrich, Cathryn Rankin, Charles D Blanke, George D Demetri, Ernest C Borden, Christopher W Ryan, Margaret von Mehren, Martin E Blackstein, Dennis A Priebat, William D Tap, Robert G Maki, Christopher L Corless, Jonathan A Fletcher, Kouros Owzar, John J Crowley, Robert S Benjamin, Laurence H Baker
Importance: After identification of activating mutations of the KIT gene in gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)-the most common sarcomaof the gastrointestinal tract-a phase 2 study demonstrated efficacy of imatinib mesylate in patients with metastatic GIST harboring a KIT exon 11 mutation. Initial results of long-term follow-up have found a survival benefit in this subgroup of patients. Obective: To assess the long-term survival of patients with GIST who were treated in SWOG study S0033 and to present new molecular data regarding treatment outcomes...
February 9, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196152/human-histologic-evidence-of-reosseointegration-around-an-implant-affected-with-peri-implantitis-following-decontamination-with-sterile-saline-and-antiseptics-a-case-history-report
#14
Paul Fletcher, Daniel Deluiz, Eduardo Mb Tinoco, John L Ricci, Dennis P Tarnow, Justine Monnerat Tinoco
The treatment of peri-implant disease is one of the most controversial topics in implant dentistry. The multifactorial etiology and the myriad proposed techniques for managing the problem make successful decontamination of an implant surface affected by peri-implantitis one of the more unpredictable challenges dental practitioners have to face. This article presents the first known published case report demonstrating human histologic evidence of reosseointegration using a plastic curette for mechanical debridement and dilute sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide, and sterile saline for chemical detoxification...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195680/disparities-in-the-incidence-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-long-term-trends-from-the-hunter-region
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Allan J Davies, Crystal Naudin, Mohammed Al Omari, Arshad Khan, Chris Oldmeadow, Mark Jones, Bruce Bastian, Rohan Bhagwandeen, Peter Fletcher, James Leitch, Andrew Boyle
BACKGROUND: Trends in the incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) provide important information for health care providers and can allow for accurate planning of future health needs and targeted interventions in areas with an excess burden of cardiovascular disease AIMS: To investigate the regional variations in AMI incidence in the Hunter region METHODS: Incident cases of AMI identified between 1996 and 2013 from the Hunter New England Health Cardiac and Stroke Outcomes Unit were prospectively collected for this study...
February 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193747/novel-porcine-model-of-cutaneous-myiasis-a-training-tool-for-healthcare-workers
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Daniel S Burns, D Fletcher, K Johnston, M S Bailey, K Campbell
Cutaneous myiasis is a well-described problem in travellers to endemic regions including military personnel. Realistic training is important to ensure that healthcare workers have the confidence and expertise to recognise cutaneous myiasis and safely remove larvae if required. A model is described here that is simple, reproducible and realistic, and will allow for training of military healthcare workers in safe surgical removal of larvae when required.
February 13, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192427/comparing-individual-based-approaches-to-modelling-the-self-organization-of-multicellular-tissues
#17
James M Osborne, Alexander G Fletcher, Joe M Pitt-Francis, Philip K Maini, David J Gavaghan
The coordinated behaviour of populations of cells plays a central role in tissue growth and renewal. Cells react to their microenvironment by modulating processes such as movement, growth and proliferation, and signalling. Alongside experimental studies, computational models offer a useful means by which to investigate these processes. To this end a variety of cell-based modelling approaches have been developed, ranging from lattice-based cellular automata to lattice-free models that treat cells as point-like particles or extended shapes...
February 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192400/oncogenic-signaling-by-kit-tyrosine-kinase-occurs-selectively-on-the-golgi-apparatus-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#18
Y Obata, K Horikawa, T Takahashi, Y Akieda, M Tsujimoto, J A Fletcher, H Esumi, T Nishida, R Abe
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are caused by gain-of-function mutations in the Kit receptor tyrosine kinase. Most primary GIST patients respond to the Kit inhibitor imatinib, but this drug often becomes ineffective because of secondary mutations in the Kit kinase domain. The characteristic intracellular accumulation of imatinib-sensitive and -resistant Kit protein is well documented, but its relationship to oncogenic signaling remains unknown. Here, we show that in cancer tissue from primary GIST patients as well as in cell lines, mutant Kit accumulates on the Golgi apparatus, whereas normal Kit localizes to the plasma membrane (PM)...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190666/design-of-a-framework-for-the-deployment-of-collaborative-independent-rare-disease-centric-registries-gaucher-disease-registry-model
#19
Matthew I Bellgard, Kathryn R Napier, Alan H Bittles, Jeffrey Szer, Sue Fletcher, Nikolajs Zeps, Adam A Hunter, Jack Goldblatt
Orphan drug clinical trials often are adversely affected by a lack of high quality treatment efficacy data that can be reliably compared across large patient cohorts derived from multiple governmental and country jurisdictions. It is critical that these patient data be captured with limited corporate involvement. For some time, there have been calls to develop collaborative, non-proprietary, patient-centric registries for post-market surveillance of aspects related to orphan drug efficacy. There is an urgent need for the development and sustainable deployment of these 'independent' registries that can capture comprehensive clinical, genetic and therapeutic information on patients with rare diseases...
January 27, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183836/low-dose-ct-for-craniosynostosis-preserving-diagnostic-benefit-with-substantial-radiation-dose-reduction
#20
J C Montoya, L J Eckel, D R DeLone, A L Kotsenas, F E Diehn, L Yu, A C Bartley, R E Carter, C H McCollough, J G Fletcher
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Given the positive impact of early intervention for craniosynostosis, CT is often performed for evaluation but radiation dosage remains a concern. We evaluated the potential for substantial radiation dose reduction in pediatric patients with suspected craniosynostosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT projection data from pediatric patients undergoing head CT for suspected craniosynostosis were archived. Simulated lower-dose CT images corresponding to 25%, 10%, and 2% of the applied dose were created using a validated method...
February 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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