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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938536/integrating-omics-data-and-protein-interaction-networks-to-prioritize-driver-genes-in-cancer
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Tiejun Zhang, Di Zhang
Although numerous approaches have been proposed to discern driver from passenger, identification of driver genes remains a critical challenge in the cancer genomics field. Driver genes with low mutated frequency tend to be filtered in cancer research. In addition, the accumulation of different omics data necessitates the development of algorithmic frameworks for nominating putative driver genes. In this study, we presented a novel framework to identify driver genes through integrating multi-omics data such as somatic mutation, gene expression, and copy number alterations...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938518/antimicrobial-peptides-amps-the-quintessential-offense-and-defense-molecules-are-more-than-antimicrobials
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REVIEW
Seema Patel, Nadeem Akhtar
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are cationic amphiphilic molecules with α-helix or β-sheet linear motifs and linear or cyclic configurations. For their role in 'defense and offense', they are present in all living organisms. AMPs are named so, as they inhibit a wide array of microbes by membrane pore formation and subsequent perturbation of mitochondrial membrane ionic balance. However, their functional repertoire is expanding with validated roles in cytotoxicity, wound healing, angiogenesis, apoptosis, and chemotaxis [1]...
September 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938302/anesthesia-information-management-clinical-decision-support
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Robert E Freundlich, Jesse M Ehrenfeld
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Perioperative informatics tools continue to be developed at a rapid pace and offer clinicians the potential to greatly enhance clinical decision making. The goal of this review is to bring the reader updates on perioperative information management and discuss future research directions in the field. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical decision support tools become more timely, accurate, and, in some instances, have been shown to improve patient outcomes...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937891/barriers-and-drawbacks-of-the-assessment-of-dental-fear-dental-anxiety-and-dental-phobia-in-children-a-critical-literature-review
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N A Aminabadi, Marzieh Shokravi, Zahra Jamali, Sajjad Shirazi
OBJECTIVE: Dental anxiety, fear and phobia have different etiology, response patterns, time courses, and intensities that justify a clear distinction between these constructs. Differentiation of dental anxiety, fear or phobia in practice is a critical prerequisite for developing and implementing effective treatment for children. The aim of this study was to investigate whether current researches in the pediatric dentistry appropriately discriminate the central construct of dental anxiety, fear and phobia...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937860/association-of-adamts4-and-adamts9-levels-with-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Melia Karakose, Mustafa Caliskan, Muyesser Sayki Arslan, Taner Demirci, Suleyman Karakose, Esra Tutal, Erman Cakal
PURPOSE: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) has been associated with increased incidence of morbidity and mortality of the cardiovascular system. The pathogenetic mechanisms underlying this association are still not completely clear. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin-like motifs (ADAMTS) play a critical role in atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate the levels of ADAMTS4 and ADAMTS9 and relationship between these proteoglycanases and cardiometabolic abnormalities in PHPT...
September 22, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937799/can-diet-modulate-helicobacter-pylori-associated-gastric-pathogenesis-an-evidence-based-analysis
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Syed Faisal Zaidi, Kanwal Ahmed, Sheikh Abdul Saeed, Usmanghani Khan, Toshiro Sugiyama
Helicobacter pylori is involved in the pathogenesis of gastritis, peptic ulcer, and gastric cancer. The infection is prevalent in more than half of the world's population. Although the infection may lead to detrimental consequences, still the majority of the infected individuals only develop mild gastritis. Several factors are behind this paradoxical outcome including virulence of the infecting H. pylori strains, genetic background of the host, and factors related to lifestyle such as dietary habits. Among these, lifestyle including dietary factors was not in the limelight, until recently, as one of the important factors that could modulate H...
September 22, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936967/-effect-of-sedation-on-respiratory-function-of-patients-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation
#7
Jie Yang, Yan Kang
Sedation and analgesia for ventilated patients is an important treatment in intensive care unit (ICU). Patients receiving mechanical ventilation therapy comfortably and safely can improve patient-ventilator synchrony, reduce ventilation-related lung injury (VILI), improve compliance, decrease oxygen consumption and stress, prevent accidents, and reduce the incidence of complications and mortality in critical patients. Although sedation may protect lung function, it also has a greater impact on respiratory function...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936949/-clinical-practice-guidelines-of-hap-vap-in-2016-the-updates
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Meizhu Lu, Yan Kang
Hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilatorassociated pneumonia (VAP) are common hospital-acquired infections with higher mortality, longer hospital stay and more hospitalization expenses. With the latest research results and evidence-based guideline methodology, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) have collaborated to create updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of HAP and VAP in 2016. It is worth critically reading and thinking that most recommendations are supported by low-quality or very-low quality evidence and some strong recommendations is different from the actual clinical work in China...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936929/holding-firm-power-push-back-and-opportunities-in-navigating-the-liminal-space-of-critical-qualitative-health-research
#9
Corinne Hart, Jennifer M Poole, Marcia E Facey, Janet A Parsons
Critical qualitative health researchers typically occupy and navigate liminal academic spaces and statuses, with one foot planted in the arts and social sciences and the other in biomedical science. We are at once marginalized and empowered, and this liminality presents both challenges and opportunities. In this article, we draw on our experiences of being (often the lone) critical qualitative health scholars on thesis advisory committees and dissertation examinations, as well as our experiences of publishing and securing funding, to illuminate how power and knowledge relations create conditions that shape the nature of our roles...
October 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936916/bayesian-quantile-regression-based-partially-linear-mixed-effects-joint-models-for-longitudinal-data-with-multiple-features
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Hanze Zhang, Yangxin Huang, Wei Wang, Henian Chen, Barbara Langland-Orban
In longitudinal AIDS studies, it is of interest to investigate the relationship between HIV viral load and CD4 cell counts, as well as the complicated time effect. Most of common models to analyze such complex longitudinal data are based on mean-regression, which fails to provide efficient estimates due to outliers and/or heavy tails. Quantile regression-based partially linear mixed-effects models, a special case of semiparametric models enjoying benefits of both parametric and nonparametric models, have the flexibility to monitor the viral dynamics nonparametrically and detect the varying CD4 effects parametrically at different quantiles of viral load...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936887/interpretation-of-correlations-in-clinical-research
#11
Man Hung, Jerry Bounsanga, Maren Wright Voss
BACKGROUND: Critically analyzing research is a key skill in evidence-based practice and requires knowledge of research methods, results interpretation, and applications, all of which rely on a foundation based in statistics. Evidence-based practice makes high demands on trained medical professionals to interpret an ever-expanding array of research evidence. OBJECTIVE: As clinical training emphasizes medical care rather than statistics, it is useful to review the basics of statistical methods and what they mean for interpreting clinical studies...
September 22, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936698/recommendations-for-mechanical-ventilation-of-critically-ill-children-from-the-paediatric-mechanical-ventilation-consensus-conference-pemvecc
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Martin C J Kneyber, Daniele de Luca, Edoardo Calderini, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Etienne Javouhey, Jesus Lopez-Herce, Jürg Hammer, Duncan Macrae, Dick G Markhorst, Alberto Medina, Marti Pons-Odena, Fabrizio Racca, Gerhard Wolf, Paolo Biban, Joe Brierley, Peter C Rimensberger
PURPOSE: Much of the common practice in paediatric mechanical ventilation is based on personal experiences and what paediatric critical care practitioners have adopted from adult and neonatal experience. This presents a barrier to planning and interpretation of clinical trials on the use of specific and targeted interventions. We aim to establish a European consensus guideline on mechanical ventilation of critically children. METHODS: The European Society for Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care initiated a consensus conference of international European experts in paediatric mechanical ventilation to provide recommendations using the Research and Development/University of California, Los Angeles, appropriateness method...
September 22, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936575/coupled-effects-of-mulching-and-nitrogen-fertilization-on-crop-yield-residual-soil-nitrate-and-water-use-efficiency-of-summer-maize-in-the-chinese-loess-plateau
#13
Zhanjun Liu, Yan Meng, Miao Cai, Jianbin Zhou
Appropriate water-saving and nitrogen management strategies are critical for achieving sustainable agricultural development in dry sub-humid areas of the Chinese Loess Plateau. The present study was conducted in 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2012 based on a long-term field experiment and aimed to investigate the coupled impacts of mulching and N fertilization on maize yield, water use efficiency (WUE), and residual soil nitrate (RSN) accumulated in the soil profile (0-200 cm). The results demonstrated that mulch is conducive to increasing summer maize yield...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936495/the-accuracy-of-nurses-predictions-for-clinical-outcomes-in-the-chronically-critically-ill
#14
Amy R Lipson, Sarah J Miano, Barbara J Daly, Sara L Douglas
BACKGROUND: Accurately predicting survivorship of patients in the intensive care unit is known to be difficult. Previous research has shown that nurses are more likely to recognize futile medical care than other disciplines. The purpose of this study was to describe the accuracy of nurse's predictions for survival of patients who are chronically critically ill (CCI). METHODS: Using a secondary data analysis from a longitudinal, descriptive study, we evaluated nurses' predictions for survival at admission and until ICU discharge or patient death...
September 2017: Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936001/characterization-of-airborne-float-coal-dust-emitted-during-continuous-mining-longwall-mining-and-belt-transport
#15
M R Shahan, C E Seaman, T W Beck, J F Colinet, S E Mischler
Float coal dust is produced by various mining methods, carried by ventilating air and deposited on the floor, roof and ribs of mine airways. If deposited, float dust is re-entrained during a methane explosion. Without sufficient inert rock dust quantities, this float coal dust can propagate an explosion throughout mining entries. Consequently, controlling float coal dust is of critical interest to mining operations. Rock dusting, which is the adding of inert material to airway surfaces, is the main control technique currently used by the coal mining industry to reduce the float coal dust explosion hazard...
September 2017: Mining Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935477/the-clinical-usefulness-of-prognostic-prediction-models-in-critical-illness
#16
Tim Baker, Martin Gerdin
Critical illness is any immediately life-threatening disease or trauma and results in several million deaths globally every year. Responsive hospital systems for managing critical illness include quick and accurate identification of the critically ill patients. Prognostic prediction models are widely used for this aim. To be clinically useful, a model should have good predictive performance, often measured using discrimination and calibration. This is not sufficient though: a model also needs to be tested in the setting where it will be used, it should be user-friendly and should guide decision making and actions...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935390/ask-the-question-screening-for-postpartum-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-in-pediatric-primary-care
#17
Stacy Kurtz, Jack Levine, Marcy Safyer
Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are a significant source of toxic stress for young children and can disrupt developing brain architecture resulting in long-lasting deleterious effects. Thus, screening for PMADs must be considered as an essential task of a pediatric primary care provider (PCP) and the pediatric medical home. Problems in parenting capacity in mothers with PMADs can lead to disorders in attachment and a range of other emotional and developmental challenges for a young child. Therefore, all PCP office visits with mothers should include surveillance as well as formal screening at regular, pre-determined intervals...
September 18, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935129/environmental-design-for-end-of-life-care-an-integrative-review-on-improving-quality-of-life-and-managing-symptoms-for-patients-in-institutional-settings
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REVIEW
Rana Sagha Zadeh, Paul Eshelman, Judith Setla, Laura Kennedy, Emily Hon, Aleksa Basara
CONTEXT: The environment in which end-of-life care is delivered can support or detract from the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients, their families, and their caretakers. OBJECTIVES: This review aims to organize and analyze the existing evidence related to environmental design factors that improve the quality of life and total well-being of people involved in end-of-life care and to clarify directions for future research. METHOD: This integrated literature review synthesized and summarized research evidence from the fields of medicine, environmental psychology, nursing, palliative care, architecture, interior design, and evidence-based design...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934896/self-uncertainty-and-the-influence-of-alternative-goals-on-self-regulation
#19
Alysson E Light, Kimberly Rios, Kenneth G DeMarree
The current research examines factors that facilitate or undermine goal pursuit. Past research indicates that attempts to reduce self-uncertainty can result in increased goal motivation. We explore a critical boundary condition of this effect-the presence of alternative goals. Though self-regulatory processes usually keep interest in alternative goals in check, uncertainty reduction may undermine these self-regulatory efforts by (a) reducing conflict monitoring and (b) increasing valuation of alternative goals...
September 1, 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934799/factors-influencing-the-application-of-a-biopsychosocial-perspective-in-clinical-judgement-of-chronic-pain-interactive-management-with-medical-students
#20
Christopher P Dwyer, Phoebe E McKenna-Plumley, Hannah Durand, Emer M Gormley, Brian W Slattery, Owen M Harney, Padraig MacNeela, Brian E McGuire
BACKGROUND: Though there is wide support for the application of biopsychosocial perspectives in clinical judgement of chronic pain cases, such perspectives are often overlooked due to either inadequate training or attitudes favoring a biomedical approach. Recent research has indicated that despite such explanations, both established general practitioners (GP) and medical students account for some psychosocial factors when making clinical judgements regarding chronic pain cases, but report not being likely to apply these in real-world, clinical settings due to numerous factors, including available time with patients...
September 2017: Pain Physician
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