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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647728/impact-of-five-tobacco-endgame-strategies-on-future-smoking-prevalence-population-health-and-health-system-costs-two-modelling-studies-to-inform-the-tobacco-endgame
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Frederieke S van der Deen, Nick Wilson, Christine L Cleghorn, Giorgi Kvizhinadze, Linda J Cobiac, Nhung Nghiem, Tony Blakely
OBJECTIVE: There is growing international interest in advancing 'the tobacco endgame'. We use New Zealand (Smokefree goal for 2025) as a case study to model the impacts on smoking prevalence (SP), health gains (quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs)) and cost savings of (1) 10% annual tobacco tax increases, (2) a tobacco-free generation (TFG), (3) a substantial outlet reduction strategy, (4) a sinking lid on tobacco supply and (5) a combination of 1, 2 and 3. METHODS: Two models were used: (1) a dynamic population forecasting model for SP and (2) a closed cohort (population alive in 2011) multistate life table model (including 16 tobacco-related diseases) for health gains and costs...
June 24, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647344/oncogene-expressing-senescent-melanocytes-upregulate-mhc-class-ii-a-candidate-melanoma-suppressor-function
#2
John van Tuyn, Farah Jaber-Hijazi, Douglas MacKenzie, John J Cole, Elizabeth Mann, Jeff S Pawlikowski, Taranjit Singh Rai, David M Nelson, Tony McBryan, Andre Ivanov, Karen Blyth, Hong Wu, Simon Milling, Peter D Adams
On acquisition of an oncogenic mutation, primary human and mouse cells can enter oncogene-induced senescence (OIS). OIS is characterized by a stable proliferation arrest and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Proliferation arrest and the SASP collaborate to enact tumor suppression, the former by blocking cell proliferation and the latter by recruiting immune cells to clear damaged cells. However, the interactions of OIS cells with the immune system are still poorly defined...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646879/discovery-of-a-single-male-aedes-aegypti-l-in-merseyside-england
#3
Thom Dallimore, Tony Hunter, Jolyon M Medlock, Alexander G C Vaux, Ralph E Harbach, Clare Strode
BACKGROUND: The mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions where it is the major vector of dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya and more recently Zika virus. Given its importance as a vector of arboviruses and its propensity to be transported to new regions, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has placed Ae. aegypti on a list of potentially invasive mosquito species. It was previously reported in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1865 and 1919 but did not establish on either occasion...
June 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646672/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-to-visual-cortex-induces-suboptimal-introspection
#4
Megan A K Peters, Jeremy Fesi, Namema Amendi, Jeffrey D Knotts, Hakwan Lau, Tony Ro
Blindsight patients with damage to the visual cortex can discriminate objects but report no conscious visual experience. This provides an intriguing opportunity to allow the study of subjective awareness in isolation from objective performance capacity. However, blindsight is rare, so one promising way to induce the effect in neurologically intact observers is to apply transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to the visual cortex. Here, we used a recently-developed criterion-free method to conclusively rule out an important alternative interpretation of TMS-induced performance without awareness: that TMS-induced blindsight may be just due to conservative reporting biases for conscious perception...
June 2, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645997/temperature-profiles-of-antibiotic-containing-elastomeric-infusion-devices-used-by-ambulatory-care-patients
#5
Toni Docherty, Michael Montalto, Joni Leslie, Katrina King, Suzanne Niblett, Tim Garrett
PURPOSE: The temperature profiles of antibiotic-containing elastomeric infusion devices used by ambulatory care patients under various environmental conditions were evaluated. METHODS: A prospective, descriptive survey of temperature exposure was conducted in 4 publically funded hospitals. Over a 12-month period, electronic temperature-recording devices were attached to the antibiotic infusion devices (infusers) of prospectively randomized hospital-in-the-home (HITH) participants...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645482/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#6
Aly-Khan A Lalani, Rana R McKay, Xun Lin, Ronit Simantov, Marina D Kaymakcalan, Toni K Choueiri
INTRODUCTION: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are potent inhibitors of gastric acid secretion and can affect the optimal absorption of concomitant oral medications, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of PPI use on survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients treated in the targeted therapy era. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of mRCC patients treated in phase II and III clinical trials...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645105/a-three-gene-immunohistochemical-panel-serves-as-an-adjunct-to-clinical-staging-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
#7
Chin-Ann J Ong, Nicholas B Shannon, Stefan Mueller, Sze Min Lek, Xuan Qiu, Fui Teen Chong, Ke Li, Kelvin K N Koh, Gerald C A Tay, Thakshayeni Skanthakumar, Jacqueline S G Hwang, Tony Kiat Hon Lim, Mei Kim Ang, Daniel S W Tan, Ngian-Chye Tan, Hiang Khoon Tan, Khee Chee Soo, N Gopalakrishna Iyer
BACKGROUND: Current management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) depends on tumor staging. Despite refinements in clinical staging algorithms, outcomes remain unchanged for the last two decades. In this study, we set out to identify a small, clinically applicable molecular panel to aid prognostication of patients with HNSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) was used to derive copy number aberrations and expression changes to identify putative prognostic genes...
June 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644771/biomarker-based-phase-ii-trial-of-savolitinib-in-patients-with-advanced-papillary-renal-cell-cancer
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Toni K Choueiri, Elizabeth Plimack, Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, Eric Jonasch, Daniel Y C Heng, Thomas Powles, Melanie M Frigault, Edwin A Clark, Amir A Handzel, Humphrey Gardner, Shethah Morgan, Laurence Albiges, Sumanta Kumar Pal
Purpose Patients with advanced papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC) have limited therapeutic options. PRCC may involve activation of the MET pathway, for example, through gene amplification or mutations. Savolitinib (AZD6094, HMPL-504, volitinib) is a highly selective MET tyrosine kinase inhibitor. We report results of a single-arm, multicenter, phase II study evaluating the safety and efficacy of savolitinib in patients with PRCC according to MET status. Patients and Methods Patients with histologically confirmed locally advanced or metastatic PRCC were enrolled and received savolitinib 600 mg orally once daily...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644175/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-after-elective-spinal-surgery
#9
Eric Yensen Chen, Corinne Stratton, Brian Mercer, Anna Hohler, Tony Y Tannoury, Chadi Tannoury
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare autoimmune condition characterized by ascending motor weakness of the extremities that can ascend to the diaphragm, causing substantial morbidity and mortality. This case report describes a 57-year-old man who exhibited characteristics of Guillain-Barré syndrome 9 days after undergoing lumbar fusion at L3-S1. The diagnosis was based on the patient's ascending motor weakness and areflexia and was confirmed with electromyography. The patient progressed to respiratory failure, requiring mechanical ventilation...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643979/-acute-pancreatitis-new-aspects-for-the-management
#10
Olivier Windisch, Toni Raffoul, Catrina Hansen, Jean-Louis Frossard, Philippe Morel, Léo Bühler
Acute pancreatitis is a frequent disease, with a simple course in 80 % of the cases but a high morbidity and mortality in its severe form. Biliary origin and alcohol represent 80 % of the etiologies. Except endoscopic removal of gallstone for biliary origin, treatment remains symptomatic and focuses on fluid resuscitation, effective antalgia and adapted management of nutrition. This article focuses on the novelties introduced by the revision of the Classification of Atlanta in 2012 and details current guidelines for the management of the disease...
June 14, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643545/application-of-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-ivim-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-primitive-brain-tumours
#11
A Catanese, F Malacario, L Cirillo, F Toni, C Zenesini, D Casolino, A Bacci, R Agati
Intravoxel incoherent motion is a potential non-invasive diagnostic tool in brain tumours, without any clear guidelines for its evaluation yet. In our study, we compare intravoxel incoherent motion with dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging in the quantification of tumour tissue blood perfusion in 28 patients affected by brain tumours, highlighting the issues encountered during the acquisition set-up and post-processing steps. Intravoxel incoherent motion is a new imaging tool and an alternative technique to dynamic susceptibility contrast-magnetic resonance imaging which is of considerable interest at present...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643091/sylvatic-plague-vaccine-partially-protects-prairie-dogs-cynomys-spp-in-field-trials
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Tonie E Rocke, Daniel W Tripp, Robin E Russell, Rachel C Abbott, Katherine L D Richgels, Marc R Matchett, Dean E Biggins, Randall Griebel, Greg Schroeder, Shaun M Grassel, David R Pipkin, Jennifer Cordova, Adam Kavalunas, Brian Maxfield, Jesse Boulerice, Michael W Miller
Sylvatic plague, caused by Yersinia pestis, frequently afflicts prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.), causing population declines and local extirpations. We tested the effectiveness of bait-delivered sylvatic plague vaccine (SPV) in prairie dog colonies on 29 paired placebo and treatment plots (1-59 ha in size; average 16.9 ha) in 7 western states from 2013 to 2015. We compared relative abundance (using catch per unit effort (CPUE) as an index) and apparent survival of prairie dogs on 26 of the 29 paired plots, 12 with confirmed or suspected plague (Y...
June 22, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643090/burrow-dusting-or-oral-vaccination-prevents-plague-associated-prairie-dog-colony-collapse
#13
Daniel W Tripp, Tonie E Rocke, Jonathan P Runge, Rachel C Abbott, Michael W Miller
Plague impacts prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.), the endangered black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) and other sensitive wildlife species. We compared efficacy of prophylactic treatments (burrow dusting with deltamethrin or oral vaccination with recombinant "sylvatic plague vaccine" [RCN-F1/V307]) to placebo treatment in black-tailed prairie dog (C. ludovicianus) colonies. Between 2013 and 2015, we measured prairie dog apparent survival, burrow activity and flea abundance on triplicate plots ("blocks") receiving dust, vaccine or placebo treatment...
June 22, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642830/a-rare-case-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-with-urinary-bladder-metastasis
#14
Heather Katz, Rahoma E Saad, Krista Denning, Toni O Pacioles
Metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma to the urinary bladder is extremely rare. We describe a previously healthy 49-year-old female with recent diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction with metastatic disease to the liver. Biopsy was positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) by Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH). She received six cycles of Cisplatin, 5-Fluorouracil, and Herceptin and subsequently developed symptomatic anemia and hematuria. Cystoscopy with retroflexion was performed and she received a transurethral resection of bladder tumor with fulguration...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641001/atropisomerism-in-tertiary-biaryl-2-amides-a-study-of-ar-co-and-ar-ar-rotational-barriers
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Marianne Lorentzen, Indrek Kalvet, Françoise Sauriol, Toni Rantanen, Kåre Bredeli Jørgensen, Victor Snieckus
A rotational barrier study was performed on eight tertiary biaryl 2-amides using variable temperature (VT) NMR and exchange (EXSY) spectroscopy experiments. Seven out of the eight 2-amido-2'-methylbiphenyls with additional 3- and 6-substitution patterns (1-7) were found to have approximately similar rotational barriers (G‡ Tc= 56.5 - 67.5 kJ/mol). However, for both 3- and 6-substitution (8), the rotational barrier was found to be significantly higher (G‡ = 102.6-103.8 kJ/mol). Computational studies performed on all eight compounds gave results in good agreement with the experimental rotational barriers...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640364/a-phase-2-study-of-the-efficacy-and-biomarker-on-the-combination-of-transarterial-chemoembolization-and-axitinib-in-the-treatment-of-inoperable-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Stephen L Chan, Winnie Yeo, Frankie Mo, Anthony W H Chan, Jane Koh, Leung Li, Edwin P Hui, Charing C N Chong, Paul B S Lai, Tony S K Mok, Simon C H Yu
BACKGROUND: A surge of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) may contribute to tumor progression. Axitinib is a potent antiangiogenic agent with main activity against VEGF receptors 1 to 3. To the authors' knowledge, its role in combination with TACE for the treatment of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unclear. METHODS: A phase 2 clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01352728) was conducted to evaluate the combination treatment...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639827/the-effects-of-alcohol-expectancy-and-intake-on-slot-machine-gambling-behavior
#17
Dominic Sagoe, Rune Aune Mentzoni, Tony Leino, Helge Molde, Sondre Haga, Mikjel Fredericson Gjernes, Daniel Hanss, Ståle Pallesen
Background and aims Although alcohol intake and gambling often co-occur in related venues, there is conflicting evidence regarding the effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on gambling behavior. We therefore conducted an experimental investigation of the effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on slot machine gambling behavior. Methods Participants were 184 (females = 94) individuals [age range: 18-40 (mean = 21.9) years] randomized to four independent conditions differing in information/expectancy about beverage (told they received either alcohol or placebo) and beverage intake [actually ingesting low (target blood alcohol concentration [BAC] < 0...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639436/a-high-hasbled-score-identifies-poor-warfarin-control-in-patients-treated-for-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-australia-and-singapore
#18
Nijole Bernaitis, Ching Chi Keong, Chen Liping, Hon Jin Shing, Teo Siew Chong, Tony Badrick, Andrew K Davey, Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie
Warfarin reduces stroke risk in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The quality of warfarin control, measured by time in therapeutic range (TTR), impacts outcomes and adverse events. One tool evaluating risk of adverse events and potential warfarin control would simplify risk-benefit assessment of warfarin. Recently, HASBLED was demonstrated effective for this purpose but this was in well-controlled patients with deep vein thrombosis. HASBLED as a predictor of warfarin control has not been validated in other populations including differing indications, warfarin control levels and ethnicities...
June 21, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639064/whole-lipid-profile-and-not-only-hdl-cholesterol-is-impaired-in-children-with-coexisting-type-1-diabetes-and-untreated-celiac-disease
#19
Silvana Salardi, Giulio Maltoni, Stefano Zucchini, Dario Iafusco, Angela Zanfardino, Santino Confetto, Sonia Toni, Maximiliano Zioutas, Marco Marigliano, Vittoria Cauvin, Roberto Franceschi, Ivana Rabbone, Barbara Predieri, Riccardo Schiaffini, Alessandro Salvatoni
AIMS: Low HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels have been described in patients with coexisting type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and celiac disease (CD). Data on other possible lipid abnormalities that could further increase cardiovascular risk in these patients are scarce and incomplete. Aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to evaluate whole lipid profiles, besides HDL-C, in children with T1DM associated with biopsy-proven CD, and to investigate the influence of age and degree of adherence to gluten-free diet (GFD) on lipid changes...
June 21, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638598/caregiver-burden-is-increased-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-pd-mci
#20
Ann J Jones, Roeline G Kuijer, Leslie Livingston, Daniel Myall, Kyla Horne, Michael MacAskill, Toni Pitcher, Paul T Barrett, Tim J Anderson, John C Dalrymple-Alford
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence on caregiver outcomes associated with mild cognitive impairment in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD-MCI) and the coping strategies used by these caregivers. METHODS: To investigate this relationship, we examined levels of burden, depression, anxiety, coping strategies and positive aspects of caregiving in the informal caregivers of 96 PD patients. The PD patients were classified using MDS-Task Force Level II criteria as showing either normal cognition (PD-N; n = 51), PD-MCI (n = 30) or with dementia (PDD; n = 15)...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
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