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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229464/modified-atkins-diet-is-an-effective-treatment-for-children-with-doose-syndrome
#1
Adelheid Wiemer-Kruel, Edda Haberlandt, Hans Hartmann, Gabriele Wohlrab, Thomas Bast
OBJECTIVE: Children with myoclonic astatic epilepsy (MAE; Doose syndrome) whose seizures do not respond immediately to standard antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are at high risk of developing an epileptic encephalopathy with cognitive decline. A classic ketogenic diet (KD) is a highly effective alternative to AEDs. To date, there are only limited data on the effectiveness of the modified Atkins diet (MAD), which is less restrictive and more compatible with daily life. We report findings from a retrospective study on 30 MAE patients treated with MAD...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225662/redesigning-school-nursing-education-in-new-jersey-to-address-the-challenges-and-opportunities-of-population-health
#2
Robin M Cogan, Sharon M Conway, Joy D Atkins
School health is a specialty practice of nursing positioned at the intersection of public health and population health. This article discusses the redesign of a program's curriculum with the hope of advancing and elevating the practice of school nursing. The redesign is based on NASN's Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice and is the result of a New Jersey Nursing Initiative grant awarded to a trio of adjunct faculty from Rutgers University Camden in July 2016.
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224372/improving-weight-management-among-veterans
#3
David Atkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220110/inhaled-liposomal-ciprofloxacin-protects-against-a-lethal-infection-in-a-murine-model-of-pneumonic-plague
#4
Karleigh A Hamblin, Stuart J Armstrong, Kay B Barnes, Carwyn Davies, Thomas Laws, James D Blanchard, Sarah V Harding, Helen S Atkins
Inhalation of Yersinia pestis can lead to pneumonic plague, which without treatment is inevitably fatal. Two novel formulations of liposome-encapsulated ciprofloxacin, 'ciprofloxacin for inhalation' (CFI, Lipoquin(®)) and 'dual release ciprofloxacin for inhalation' (DRCFI, Pulmaquin(®)) containing CFI and ciprofloxacin solution, are in development. These were evaluated as potential therapies for infection with Y. pestis. In a murine model of pneumonic plague, human-like doses of aerosolized CFI, aerosolized DRCFI or intraperitoneal (i...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195880/pd-l1-expression-and-intratumoral-heterogeneity-across-breast-cancer-subtypes-and-stages-an-assessment-of-245-primary-and-40-metastatic-tumors
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Erik A Dill, Alejandro A Gru, Kristen A Atkins, Lisa A Friedman, Margaret E Moore, Timothy N Bullock, Janet V Cross, Patrick M Dillon, Anne M Mills
Tumor expression of programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is associated with immune evasion in a variety of malignancies, including a subset of triple-negative breast carcinomas, and may mark cancers as susceptible to PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor therapies. We herein characterize PD-L1 expression in breast cancers across the full range of histomorphologies and investigate its intratumoral heterogeneity and fidelity across primaries and metastases. A total of 245 primary and 40 metastatic (20 nodal, 20 distant) breast carcinomas were evaluated with PD-L1 immunohistochemistry on tissue microarray...
March 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193171/exceptional-serological-and-radiological-response-to-sorafenib-in-2-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-chronic-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Catherine Atkin, Philip Earwaker, Arvind Pallan, Shishir Shetty, Pankaj Punia, Yuk Ting Ma
BACKGROUND: In patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib is the only systemic treatment that has been shown to increase overall survival. However, similar to other tyrosine kinase inhibitors, most patients achieve disease stabilisation radiologically, and only 2-3% of patients achieve a partial response. Recent exploratory subgroup analyses of the large phase 3 trials have demonstrated that patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection associated HCC survive longer than those who are negative for HCV...
February 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190578/quarter-dose-quadruple-combination-therapy-for-initial-treatment-of-hypertension-placebo-controlled-crossover-randomised-trial-and-systematic-review
#7
Clara K Chow, Jay Thakkar, Alex Bennett, Graham Hillis, Michael Burke, Tim Usherwood, Kha Vo, Kris Rogers, Emily Atkins, Ruth Webster, Michael Chou, Hakim-Moulay Dehbi, Abdul Salam, Anushka Patel, Bruce Neal, David Peiris, Henry Krum, John Chalmers, Mark Nelson, Christopher M Reid, Mark Woodward, Sarah Hilmer, Simon Thom, Anthony Rodgers
BACKGROUND: Globally, most patients with hypertension are treated with monotherapy, and control rates are poor because monotherapy only reduces blood pressure by around 9/5 mm Hg on average. There is a pressing need for blood pressure-control strategies with improved efficacy and tolerability. We aimed to assess whether ultra-low-dose combination therapy could meet these needs. METHODS: We did a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover trial of a quadpill-a single capsule containing four blood pressure-lowering drugs each at quarter-dose (irbesartan 37·5 mg, amlodipine 1·25 mg, hydrochlorothiazide 6·25 mg, and atenolol 12·5 mg)...
February 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184452/evidence-based-medicine-meets-democracy-the-role-of-evidence-based-public-health-guidelines-in-local-government
#8
M P Kelly, L Atkins, C Littleford, G Leng, S Michie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169881/side-effects-and-tolerability-of-combination-blood-pressure-lowering-according-to-blood-pressure-levels-an-analysis-of-the-perindopril-protection-against-recurrent-stroke-study-and-action-in-diabetes-and-vascular-disease-preterax-and-diamicron-mr-controlled
#9
Emily R Atkins, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Abdul Salam, Mark Woodward, Mark Cooper, Pavel Hamet, Stephen Harrap, Kennedy Lees, Lisheng Liu, Giuseppe Mancia, Michel Marre, Vlado Perkovic, Neil Poulter, Bryan Williams, John Chalmers, Anthony Rodgers
OBJECTIVE: To measure the placebo-controlled effects of combination therapy on hypotension, treatment discontinuation, and major renal outcomes, according to baseline blood pressure. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of the action in diabetes and vascular disease: preterax and diamicron-MR controlled evaluation and perindopril protection against recurrent stroke study trials, including 14 684 participants allocated combination therapy or placebo. The mean age was 65 years, 61% were men, and 64% were receiving background blood pressure lowering (BPL) therapy...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167425/effect-of-cation-alkyl-chain-length-on-surface-forces-and-physical-properties-in-deep-eutectic-solvents
#10
Zhengfei Chen, Michael Ludwig, Gregory G Warr, Rob Atkin
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) have been prepared from mixtures of alkyl ammonium bromide salts (ethylammonium bromide, propylammonium bromide and butylammonium bromide) and glycerol at a 1: 2 M ratio. These DESs reveal the effect of cation alkyl chain length on interfacial structure at mica (a model anionic) surface. As the cation chain length is increased it becomes more amphiphilic and solvophobic, leading to stronger association of alkyl chains, as revealed by atomic force microscope force curve measurements...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167094/international-consensus-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-workgroup-report-of-the-adverse-reactions-to-foods-committee-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-and-immunology
#11
A Nowak-Węgrzyn, M Chehade, M Groetch, J M Spergel, R A Wood, K Allen, D Atkins, S Bahna, A Barad, C Berin, T Brown Whitehorn, A W Burks, J C Caubet, A Cianferoni, M Conte, C Davis, A Fiocchi, K Grimshaw, R Gupta, B Hofmeister, J B Hwang, Y Katz, G N Konstantinou, S A Leonard, J Lightdale, S McGhee, S Mehr, S Miceli Sopo, G Monti, A Muraro, S Noel, I Nomura, S Noone, H A Sampson, F Schultz, S H Sicherer, C Thompson, P Turner, C Venter, A Westcott-Chavez, M Greenhawt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165519/mixing-cations-with-different-alkyl-chain-lengths-markedly-depresses-the-melting-point-in-deep-eutectic-solvents-formed-from-alkylammonium-bromide-salts-and-urea
#12
Zhengfei Chen, Tamar L Greaves, Gregory G Warr, Rob Atkin
The melting point of a deep eutectic solvent formed from a ternary mixture of ethylammonium bromide (EABr), butylammonium bromide (BABr) and urea is 10 °C, which is almost 40 °C lower than the melting points of binary DESs formed from either EABr:urea or BABr:urea mixtures. This reveals a new route to prepare room temperature DESs via mixing different cations.
February 6, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165493/a-noise-trimming-and-positional-significance-of-transposon-insertion-system-to-identify-essential-genes-in-yersinia-pestis
#13
Zheng Rong Yang, Helen L Bullifent, Karen Moore, Konrad Paszkiewicz, Richard J Saint, Stephanie J Southern, Olivia L Champion, Nicola J Senior, Mitali Sarkar-Tyson, Petra C F Oyston, Timothy P Atkins, Richard W Titball
Massively parallel sequencing technology coupled with saturation mutagenesis has provided new and global insights into gene functions and roles. At a simplistic level, the frequency of mutations within genes can indicate the degree of essentiality. However, this approach neglects to take account of the positional significance of mutations - the function of a gene is less likely to be disrupted by a mutation close to the distal ends. Therefore, a systematic bioinformatics approach to improve the reliability of essential gene identification is desirable...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164387/incidence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-among-people-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
#14
D N Koye, J E Shaw, C M Reid, R C Atkins, A T Reutens, D J Magliano
AIMS: The aim was to systematically review published articles that reported the incidence of chronic kidney disease among people with diabetes. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using MEDLINE, Embase and CINAHL databases. The titles and abstracts of all publications identified by the search were reviewed and 10 047 studies were retrieved. RESULTS: A total of 71 studies from 30 different countries with sample sizes ranging from 505 to 211 132 met the inclusion criteria...
February 6, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159495/phase-2-trial-of-sunitinib-and-gemcitabine-in-patients-with-sarcomatoid-and-or-poor-risk-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-michaelson-md-mckay-rr-werner-l-atkins-mb-van-allen-em-olivier-km-song-j-signoretti-s-mcdermott-df-choueiri-tk-cancer-2015-oct-1-121-19
#15
Raman Jay, R R McKay, L Werner, M B Atkins, E M Van Allen, K M Olivier, J Song, S Signoretti, D F McDermott, T K Choueiri
BACKGROUND: Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is associated with an aggressive biology and a poor prognosis. Poor-risk RCC is defined by clinical prognostic factors and demonstrates similarly aggressive behavior. No standard treatment exists for patients with sarcomatoid RCC, and treatment options for patients with poor-risk disease are of limited benefit. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of antiangiogenic therapy in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy in clinically aggressive RCC...
March 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157711/the-repurposed-anthelmintic-mebendazole-in-combination-with-trametinib-suppresses-refractory-nrasq61k-melanoma
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Cynthia M Simbulan-Rosenthal, Sivanesan Dakshanamurthy, Anirudh Gaur, You-Shin Chen, Hong-Bin Fang, Maryam Abdussamad, Hengbo Zhou, John Zapas, Valerie Calvert, Emanuel F Petricoin, Michael B Atkins, Stephen W Byers, Dean S Rosenthal
Structure-based drug repositioning in addition to random chemical screening is now a viable route to rapid drug development. Proteochemometric computational methods coupled with kinase assays showed that mebendazole (MBZ) binds and inhibits kinases important in cancer, especially both BRAFWT and BRAFV600E. We find that MBZ synergizes with the MEK inhibitor trametinib to inhibit growth of BRAFWT-NRASQ61K melanoma cells in culture and in xenografts, and markedly decreased MEK and ERK phosphorylation. Reverse Phase Protein Array (RPPA) and immunoblot analyses show that both trametinib and MBZ inhibit the MAPK pathway, and cluster analysis revealed a protein cluster showing strong MBZ+trametinib - inhibited phosphorylation of MEK and ERK within 10 minutes, and its direct and indirect downstream targets related to stress response and translation, including ElK1 and RSKs within 30 minutes...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154618/epr-and-structural-characterization-of-water-soluble-mn-2-doped-si-nanoparticles
#17
Tonya M Atkins, Jeffrey H Walton, Mani P Singh, Shreyashi Ganguly, Oliver Janka, Angelique Y Louie, Susan M Kauzlarich
Water-soluble poly(allylamine) Mn(2+)-doped Si (SiMn) nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared and show promise for biologically related applications. The nanoparticles show both strong photoluminescence and good magnetic resonance contrast imaging. The morphology and average diameter were obtained through transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM); spherical crystalline Si NPs with an average diameter of 4.2 ± 0.7 nm were observed. The doping maximum obtained through this process was an average concentration of 0...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149625/five-years-of-keeping-a-watch-on-the-left-atrial-appendage-how-has-the-watchman-fared
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COMMENT
Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, Venkat Vuddanda, Valay Parikh, Madhav Lavu, Donita Atkins, Y Madhu Reddy, Jayant Nath, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy
Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) is a promising site-directed therapy for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) who are ineligible or contraindicated for long-term oral anticoagulation. A variety of LAAC modalities are available, including percutaneous endocardial occluder devices such as WATCHMAN(TM) (Boston Scientific Corp., Marlborough, MA, USA), and an ever-increasing body of evidence is helping to define the optimal use of each technique. Similarly increased experience with LAAC has revealed challenges such as device-related thrombi and peri-device leaks for which the long-term significance and appropriate management are areas of active investigation...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149230/factors-at-scene-and-in-transfer-related-to-the-development-of-hypothermia-in-major-burns
#19
J E Steele, J L Atkins, M P Vizcaychipi
There is a paucity of evidence regarding incidence and causes of hypothermia in patients with major burns and its impact on outcomes. This paper identifies contributing factors to hypothermia and its relationship with the severity of physiological scoring systems on admission to a tertiary centre. Patients with burns >20% TBSA admitted between March 2010 and July 2013 comprised this retrospective survey. Data relating to causative factors at time of burn, during transfer, physiological outcome scores (BOBI, SOFA, RTS and APACHE II), length of hospital stay and mortality were collected...
June 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148674/computer-hexapod-assisted-orthopaedic-surgery-provides-a-predictable-and-safe-method-of-femoral-deformity-correction
#20
A Hughes, N Heidari, S Mitchell, J Livingstone, M Jackson, R Atkins, F Monsell
AIMS: Computer hexapod assisted orthopaedic surgery (CHAOS), is a method to achieve the intra-operative correction of long bone deformities using a hexapod external fixator before definitive internal fixation with minimally invasive stabilisation techniques. The aims of this study were to determine the reliability of this method in a consecutive case series of patients undergoing femoral deformity correction, with a minimum six-month follow-up, to assess the complications and to define the ideal group of patients for whom this treatment is appropriate...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
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