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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621655/trends-in-the-leading-causes-of-injury-mortality-australia-canada-and-the-united-states-2000-2014
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Karin Mack, Angela Clapperton, Alison Macpherson, David Sleet, Donovan Newton, James Murdoch, J Morag Mackay, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Natalie Wilkins, Angela Marr, Michael Ballesteros, Roderick McClure
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to highlight the differences in injury rates between populations through a descriptive epidemiological study of population-level trends in injury mortality for the high-income countries of Australia, Canada and the United States. METHODS: Mortality data were available for the US from 2000 to 2014, and for Canada and Australia from 2000 to 2012. Injury causes were defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision external cause codes, and were grouped into major causes...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621565/light-emitting-diode-at-460%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-20%C3%A2-nm-increases-the-production-of-il-12-and-il-6-in-murine-dendritic-cells
#2
Tamires Marielem Carvalho-Costa, Maria Tays Mendes, Marcos Vinicius da Silva, Virmondes Rodrigues, Giuliana Cristina Marre Bruschi Thedei, Carlo Jose Freire Oliveira, Geraldo Thedei
BACKGROUND DATA: Light emitting diode (LED) therapy has been proposed as an option for the treatment of many skin inflammatory processes. Dendritic cells (DCs) are important cells of skin that participate in the initiation and activation of skin immunity. The modulation of these cells by LED could explain much of its effects. OBJECTIVE: Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the effects of LED at 460 ± 20 nm on cytokine production and the expression of surface markers on DCs...
June 15, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617206/utilization-patterns-at-a-specialized-children-s-comprehensive-psychiatric-emergency-program
#3
Ruth Gerson, Jennifer Havens, Mollie Marr, Amy Storfer-Isser, Mia Lee, Carolena Rojas Marcos, Michelle Liu, Sarah McCue Horwitz
OBJECTIVE: Most youths experiencing a psychiatric crisis present to emergency departments (EDs) that lack the specialized staff to evaluate them, so youths are often discharged without appropriate mental health assessment or treatment. To better understand the needs of this population, this study described clinical details and disposition associated with visits for psychiatric emergencies to a specialized ED staffed 24/7 by child psychiatrists. METHODS: Through retrospective chart review, 1,180 visits to the ED during its first year of operation were reviewed for clinical characteristics, prior service utilization, and demographic characteristics...
June 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606700/the-distribution-of-blood-concentrations-of-lead-pb-cadmium-cd-chromium-cr-and-manganese-mn-in-residents-of-the-german-ruhr-area-and-its-potential-association-with-occupational-exposure-in-metal-industry-and-or-other-risk-factors
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Nadine Bonberg, Beate Pesch, Nadin Ulrich, Susanne Moebus, Lewin Eisele, Anja Marr, Marina Arendt, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Thomas Brüning, Tobias Weiss
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the metal distribution in blood samples from the general population and the risk of having high metal concentration for metal workers. METHODS: Metal concentrations were determined in archived blood samples from 1411 men and 1410 women (median age 59 and 57 years, respectively) collected at baseline (2000-2003) of the prospective Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Retrospective information on working in metal industry was obtained from previous follow-up survey (2011-2014)...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601087/gene-silencing-by-rna-interference-in-sarcoptes-scabiei-a-molecular-tool-to-identify-novel-therapeutic-targets
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Deepani D Fernando, Edward J Marr, Martha Zakrzewski, Simone L Reynolds, Stewart T G Burgess, Katja Fischer
BACKGROUND: Scabies is one of the most common and widespread parasitic skin infections globally, affecting a large range of mammals including humans, yet the molecular biology of Sarcoptes scabiei is astonishingly understudied. Research has been hampered primarily due to the difficulty of sampling or culturing these obligatory parasitic mites. A further and major impediment to identify and functionally analyse potential therapeutic targets from the recently emerging molecular databases is the lack of appropriate molecular tools...
June 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600161/a-problem-solving-intervention-for-cardiovascular-disease-risk-reduction-in-veterans-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jason A Nieuwsma, Laura O Wray, Corrine I Voils, Jennifer M Gierisch, Margaret Dundon, Cynthia J Coffman, George L Jackson, Rhonda Merwin, Christina Vair, Karen Juntilla, Courtney White-Clark, Amy S Jeffreys, Amy Harris, Michael Owings, Johnpatrick Marr, David Edelman
BACKGROUND: Health behaviors related to diet, tobacco usage, physical activity, medication adherence, and alcohol use are highly determinative of risk for developing cardiovascular disease. This paper describes a study protocol to evaluate a problem-solving intervention that aims to help patients at risk for developing cardiovascular disease address barriers to adopting positive health behaviors in order to reduce cardiovascular risk. METHODS: Eligible patients are adults enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) health care who have not experienced a cardiovascular event but are at elevated risk based on their Framingham Risk Score (FRS)...
June 6, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597588/prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-by-the-reduction-of-glycemic-exposure-in-type-2-diabetes-a-perspective-on-glucose-lowering-interventions
#7
REVIEW
Ronan Roussel, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Kamel Mohammedi, Michel Marre, Louis Potier
Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Observational studies showed consistently an association between glycemic level and risk of major cardiovascular events (MACE). However, the intervention studies provided limited evidence supporting the reduction of cardiovascular burden of diabetes by intensive glucose control. Here, we propose to apply the concept of cumulative glycemic exposure to protection against CVD in diabetes. We address how we can move from a binary approach in trials, to a more quantitative approach based on differences in cumulative glycemic exposure...
June 9, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595824/zika-in-the-americas-year-2-what-have-we-learned-what-gaps-remain-a-report-from-the-global-virus-network
#8
REVIEW
Matthew T Aliota, Leda Bassit, Shelton S Bradrick, Bryan Cox, Mariano A Garcia-Blanco, Christina Gavegnano, Thomas C Friedrich, Thaddeus G Golos, Diane E Griffin, Andrew Haddow, Esper G Kallas, Uriel Kitron, Marc Lecuit, Diogo M Magnani, Caroline Marrs, Natalia Mercer, Edward McSweegan, Lisa Ng, David H O'Connor, Jorge E Osorio, Guilherme S Ribeiro, Michael Ricciardi, Shannan L Rossi, George Saade, Raymond F Schinazi, Geraldine O Schott-Lerner, Chao Shan, Pei-Yong Shi, David I Watkins, Nikos Vasilakis, Scott C Weaver
In response to the outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in the Western Hemisphere and the recognition of a causal association with fetal malformations, the Global Virus Network (GVN) assembled an international taskforce of virologists to promote basic research, recommend public health measures and encourage the rapid development of vaccines, antiviral therapies and new diagnostic tests. In this article, taskforce members and other experts review what has been learned about ZIKV disease in humans, its modes of transmission and the cause and nature of associated congenital manifestations...
June 5, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594539/sers-assay-for-copper-ii-ions-based-on-dual-hot-spot-model-coupling-with-marr-protein-new-cu-2-specific-biorecognition-element
#9
Yulong Wang, Zhenhe Su, Limin Wang, Jinbo Dong, Juanjuan Xue, Jiao Yu, Yuan Wang, Xiude Hua, Minghua Wang, Cunzheng Zhang, Fengquan Liu
We have developed a rapid and ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) assay for Cu(2+) detection using the multiple antibiotic resistance regulator (MarR) as specific bridging molecules in a SERS hot-spot model. In the assay, Cu(2+) induces formation of MarR tetramers, which provide Au nanoparticle (NP)-AuNP bridges, resulting in the formation of SERS hot spots. 4-Mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA) was used as a Raman reporter. The addition of Cu(2+) increased the Raman intensity of 4-MBA. Use of a dual hot-spot signal-amplification strategy based on AuNP-AgNP heterodimers combined through antigen-antibody reactions increased the sensitivity of the sensing platform by 50-fold...
June 8, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594001/a-basic-tool-for-background-and-shading-correction-of-optical-microscopy-images
#10
Tingying Peng, Kurt Thorn, Timm Schroeder, Lichao Wang, Fabian J Theis, Carsten Marr, Nassir Navab
Quantitative analysis of bioimaging data is often skewed by both shading in space and background variation in time. We introduce BaSiC, an image correction method based on low-rank and sparse decomposition which solves both issues. In comparison to existing shading correction tools, BaSiC achieves high-accuracy with significantly fewer input images, works for diverse imaging conditions and is robust against artefacts. Moreover, it can correct temporal drift in time-lapse microscopy data and thus improve continuous single-cell quantification...
June 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589531/how-can-clinical-practices-pragmatically-increase-physical-activity-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Kelsey A Luoma, Ian M Leavitt, Joel C Marrs, Andrea L Nederveld, Judith G Regensteiner, Andrea L Dunn, Russell E Glasgow, Amy G Huebschmann
Although regular physical activity (PA) is a cornerstone of treatment for type 2 diabetes (T2D), most adults with T2D are sedentary. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have proven the effectiveness of PA behavioral interventions for adults with T2D but have rarely been conducted in healthcare settings. We sought to identify PA interventions that are effective and practical to implement in clinical practice settings. Our first aim was to use the valid Pragmatic-Explanatory Continuum Indicator Summary 2 (PRECIS-2) tool to assess the potential for future implementation of PA interventions in clinical practice settings...
June 6, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580925/crystal-structure-of-the-multiple-antibiotic-resistance-regulator-marr-from-clostridium-difficile
#12
J W Peng, H Yuan, X S Tan
Regulators of multiple antibiotic resistance (MarRs) are key players against toxins in prokaryotes. MarR homologues have been identified in many bacterial and archaeal species which pose daunting antibiotic resistance issues that threaten public health. The continuous prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) throughout the world is associated with the abuse of antibiotics, and antibiotic treatments of CDI have limited effect. In the genome of C. difficile strain 630, the marR gene (ID 4913953) encodes a MarR protein...
June 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562431/lacrimal-apparatus-defect-repair-use-of-the-monocanalicular-silicone-stent
#13
Irina Belinsky, Karen Connolly, Kishwer Nehal, Brian Marr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538632/implications-of-the-tqip-inclusion-of-non-survivable-injuries-in-performance-benchmarking-tqip-inclusion-of-non-survivable-injuries
#14
Jiselle B Heaney, Rebecca Schroll, Jennifer Turney, Lance Stuke, Alan B Marr, Patrick Greiffenstein, Rosemarie Robledo, Amanda Theriot, Juan Duchesne, John Hunt
BACKGROUND: The Trauma Quality Improvement Project (TQIP) uses an injury prediction model for performance benchmarking. We hypothesize that at a level 1 high-volume penetrating trauma center, performance outcomes will be biased due to inclusion of patients with non-survivable injuries. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was conducted for all patients included in the institutional TQIP analysis from 2013-2014 with length of stay (LOS) < 1 day to determine survivability of the injuries...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509903/gray-matter-anomalies-in-pedophiles-with-and-without-a-history-of-child-sexual-offending
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B Schiffer, T Amelung, A Pohl, C Kaergel, G Tenbergen, H Gerwinn, S Mohnke, C Massau, W Matthias, S Weiß, V Marr, K M Beier, M Walter, J Ponseti, T H C Krüger, K Schiltz, H Walter
Pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder that is inter-related with but distinct from child sexual offending (CSO). Neural alterations reportedly contribute to both pedophilia and CSO, but until now, no study has distinguished the brain structural anomalies associated with pedophilia from those specifically associated with CSO in pedophilic men. Using high-resolution T1-weighted brain images and voxel-based morphometry, we analyzed the gray matter (GM) volume of the following 219 men recruited at four acquisition sites in Germany: 58 pedophiles with a history of CSO, 60 pedophiles without any history of CSO and 101 non-pedophilic, non-offending controls to control for the effects of age, education level, verbal IQ, sexual orientation and the acquisition site...
May 16, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507067/the-global-transcriptional-response-to-organic-hydroperoxide-and-the-role-of-ohrr-in-the-control-of-virulence-traits-in-chromobacterium-violaceum
#16
Maristela Previato Mello, Diogo de Abreu Meireles, Luis Eduardo Soares Netto, José Freire da Silva Neto
A major pathway for detoxification of organic hydroperoxides, such as cumene hydroperoxide (CHP), involves the MarR family transcriptional regulator OhrR and the peroxidase OhrA. However, the effect of these peroxides on the global transcriptome and the contribution of the OhrA/OhrR system on bacterial virulence remain poorly explored. Here, we analyzed the transcriptome profiles of Chromobacterium violaceum exposed to CHP and after deletion of ohrR, and we showed that OhrR controls virulence of this human opportunistic pathogen...
May 15, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503858/ldtr-is-a-master-regulator-of-gene-expression-in-liberibacter-asiaticus
#17
Fernando A Pagliai, Janelle F Coyle, Sharan Kapoor, Claudio F Gonzalez, Graciela L Lorca
Huanglongbing or citrus greening disease is causing devastation to the citrus industry. Liberibacter asiaticus, an obligate intracellular pathogen of citrus, is one the causative agents of the disease. Most of the knowledge about this bacterium has been deduced from the in silico exploration of its genomic sequence. L. asiaticus differentially expresses genes during its transmission from the psyllid vector, Diaphorina citri, to the plant. However, the regulatory mechanisms for the adaptation of the bacterium into either hosts remain unknown...
May 15, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501763/optimal-duration-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-high-risk-node-negative-n-breast-cancer-patients-6-year-results-of-the-prospective-randomised-multicentre-phase-iii-unicancer-pacs-05-trial-ucbg-0106
#18
Pierre Kerbrat, Isabelle Desmoulins, Lise Roca, Christelle Levy, Alain Lortholary, Alain Marre, Rémy Delva, Maria Rios, Patrice Viens, Étienne Brain, Daniel Serin, Magali Edel, Marc Debled, Mario Campone, Marie-Ange Mourret-Reynier, Thomas Bachelot, Marie-Josèphe Foucher-Goudier, Bernard Asselain, Jérôme Lemonnier, Anne-Laure Martin, Henri Roché
PURPOSE: Optimal duration of adjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer remained to be investigated rigorously for the standard regimens in widespread use in North America (doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide, AC) and Europe (5-fluorouracil/epirubicin/cyclophosphamide, FEC). Whether six cycles of FEC 100 present an advantage, or not, compared with only four cycles was tested directly in a phase III prospective multicentre trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2002 and 2006, 1515 women between 18 and 65°years of age, with node negative N(-) high-risk early-stage breast cancer, were included in the study following breast surgery and axillary lymph node dissection or procedure by sentinel node technique...
July 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499019/t-cadherin-gene-variants-are-associated-with-nephropathy-in-subjects-with-type-1-diabetes
#19
Anthony Nicolas, Kamel Mohammedi, Jean-Philippe Bastard, Soraya Fellahi, Naima Bellili-Muñoz, Ronan Roussel, Samy Hadjadj, Michel Marre, Gilberto Velho, Frédéric Fumeron
Background.: High plasma adiponectin levels are associated with diabetic nephropathy (DN). T-cadherin gene ( CDH13 ) variants have been shown to be associated with adiponectin levels. We investigated associations between allelic variations of CDH13 and DN in subjects with type 1 diabetes. Methods.: Two CDH13 polymorphisms were analysed in 1297 Caucasian subjects with type 1 diabetes from the 'Survival Genetic Nephropathy' (SURGENE) ( n = 340, 10-year follow-up), 'Genesis France-Belgium' (GENESIS) ( n = 501, 5-year follow-up for n = 462) and 'Génétique de la Néphropathie Diabétique' (GENEDIAB) ( n = 456, 9-year follow-up for n = 283) cohorts...
May 12, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498208/transient-nerve-damage-after-microfocused-ultrasound-with-visualization
#20
Kirsten Marr, Jean D A Carruthers, Shannon Humphrey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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