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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228336/evaluation-of-hydrophobic-chitosan-based-particulate-formulations-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-vaccine-candidate-t-cell-antigens
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Helen Mokhtar, Lucia Biffar, Satyanarayana Somavarapu, Jean-Pierre Frossard, Sarah McGowan, Miriam Pedrera, Rebecca Strong, Jane C Edwards, Margarita Garcia-Durán, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Graham R Stewart, Falko Steinbach, Simon P Graham
PRRS control is hampered by the inadequacies of existing vaccines to combat the extreme diversity of circulating viruses. Since immune clearance of PRRSV infection may not be dependent on the development of neutralising antibodies and the identification of broadly-neutralising antibody epitopes have proven elusive, we hypothesised that conserved T cell antigens represent potential candidates for development of a novel PRRS vaccine. Previously we had identified the M and NSP5 proteins as well-conserved targets of polyfunctional CD8 and CD4 T cells...
February 3, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221312/what-s-in-the-literature
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David Lacomis, Nicholas J Silvestri, Edward J Fine, Gil I Wolfe
In this edition of this column, we review new studies concerning the pathophysiology, treatment, and outcomes of patients with necrotizing myopathy, genetic testing in congenital myopathies, and limb girdle muscular dystrophies, and the incidence of polyneuropathy in the myotonic dystrophies. Various studies in myasthenia gravis, including those concerning antibody testing, clinical features, and quality of life are also reviewed as are recent findings in congenital myasthenic syndromes. Finally, 2 studies concerning polyneuropathy are discussed, including one on the association of polyneuropathy in patients with the metabolic syndrome and one on laboratory testing in patients with otherwise idiopathic small fiber polyneuropathy...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220607/neurological-and-spinal-manifestations-of-the-ehlers-danlos-syndromes
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Fraser C Henderson, Claudiu Austin, Edward Benzel, Paolo Bolognese, Richard Ellenbogen, Clair A Francomano, Candace Ireton, Petra Klinge, Myles Koby, Donlin Long, Sunil Patel, Eric L Singman, Nicol C Voermans
The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders characterized by joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility. This communication briefly reports upon the neurological manifestations that arise including the weakness of the ligaments of the craniocervical junction and spine, early disc degeneration, and the weakness of the epineurium and perineurium surrounding peripheral nerves. Entrapment, deformation, and biophysical deformative stresses exerted upon the nervous system may alter gene expression, neuronal function and phenotypic expression...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217930/cytokine-storm-syndrome-looking-toward-the-precision-medicine-era
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Edward M Behrens, Gary A Koretzky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 19, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217448/erectile-dysfunction-metabolic-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-risks-facts-and-controversies
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Edward Sanchez, Alexander W Pastuszak, Mohit Khera
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common male sexual dysfunction, and shares many risk factors with systemic conditions including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the metabolic syndrome (MetS). ED is considered to be an independent risk factor for CVD and can be a harbinger of future cardiovascular events. Given this relationship, each encounter for ED should be viewed by healthcare providers as an opportunity to screen for CVD and other comorbid conditions, including the MetS, that can significantly affect a man's overall health...
February 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215452/myopic-shift-5-years-after-intraocular-lens-implantation-in-the-infant-aphakia-treatment-study
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David R Weakley, Michael J Lynn, Lindreth Dubois, George Cotsonis, M Edward Wilson, Edward G Buckley, David A Plager, Scott R Lambert
PURPOSE: To report the myopic shift at 5 years of age after cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for infants enrolled in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS). METHODS: Refractions were performed at 1 month and every 3 months postoperatively until age 4 years and then at ages 4.25, 4.5, and 5 years. The change in refraction over time was estimated by linear mixed model analysis. RESULTS: Intraocular lens implantation was completed in 56 eyes; 43 were analyzed (median age, 2...
February 16, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213373/cost-effectiveness-of-the-2014-u-s-preventive-services-task-force-uspstf-recommendations-for-intensive-behavioral-counseling-interventions-for-adults-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Ji Lin, Xiaohui Zhuo, Barbara Bardenheier, Deborah B Rolka, W Edward Gregg, Yuling Hong, Guijing Wang, Ann Albright, Ping Zhang
OBJECTIVE: In 2014, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended behavioral counseling interventions for overweight or obese adults with the following known cardiovascular disease risk factors: impaired fasting glucose (IFG), hypertension, dyslipidemia, or metabolic syndrome. We assessed the long-term cost-effectiveness (CE) of implementing the recommended interventions in the U.S. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used a disease progression model to simulate the 25-year CE of the USPSTF recommendation for eligible U...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205029/stray-energy-transfer-during-endoscopy
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Edward L Jones, Amin Madani, Douglas M Overbey, Asimina Kiourti, Satheesh Bojja-Venkatakrishnan, Dean J Mikami, Jeffrey W Hazey, Todd R Arcomano, Thomas N Robinson
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopy is the standard tool for the evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. While the risk of complication is low, the use of energy devices can increase complications by 100-fold. The mechanism of increased injury and presence of stray energy is unknown. The purpose of the study was to determine if stray energy transfer occurs during endoscopy and if so, to define strategies to minimize the risk of energy complications. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A gastroscope was introduced into the stomach of an anesthetized pig...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199385/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-cards-toxin-elicits-a-functional-ige-response-in-balb-c-mice
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Jorge L Medina, Edward G Brooks, Adriana Chaparro, Peter H Dube
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is strongly associated with new onset asthma and asthma exacerbations. Until recently, the molecular mechanisms utilized by M. pneumoniae to influence asthma symptoms were unknown. However, we recently reported that an ADP-ribosylating and vacuolating toxin called the Community Acquired Respiratory Distress Syndrome toxin, CARDS toxin, produced by M. pneumoniae was sufficient to promote allergic inflammation and asthma-like disease in mice. A mouse model of CARDS toxin exposure was used to evaluate total and CARDS-toxin specific serum IgE responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196122/detrimental-elavl-1-hur-dependent-gsk3%C3%AE-mrna-stabilization-impairs-resolution-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Olivia Hoffman, Nana Burns, István Vadász, Holger K Eltzschig, Michael G Edwards, Christine U Vohwinkel
A hallmark of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is accumulation of protein-rich edema in the distal airspaces and its removal is critical for patient survival. Previous studies have shown a detrimental role of Glycogen Synthase Kinase (GSK) 3β during ARDS via inhibition of alveolar epithelial protein transport. We hypothesized that post-transcriptional regulation of GSK3β could play a functional role in ARDS resolution. To address this hypothesis, we performed an in silico analysis to identify regulatory genes whose expression correlation to GSK3β messenger RNA utilizing two lung cancer cell line array datasets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187739/the-global-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-registry-gcmr-of-the-society-for-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-scmr-its-goals-rationale-data-infrastructure-and-current-developments
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Raymond Y Kwong, Steffen E Petersen, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Andrew E Arai, Scott E Bingham, Yucheng Chen, Yuna L Choi, Ricardo C Cury, Vanessa M Ferreira, Scott D Flamm, Kevin Steel, W Patricia Bandettini, Edward T Martin, Leelakrishna Nallamshetty, Stefan Neubauer, Subha V Raman, Erik B Schelbert, Uma S Valeti, Jie Jane Cao, Nathaniel Reichek, Alistair A Young, Lyuba Fexon, Misha Pivovarov, Victor A Ferrari, Orlando P Simonetti
BACKGROUND: With multifaceted imaging capabilities, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is playing a progressively increasing role in the management of various cardiac conditions. A global registry that harmonizes data from international centers, with participation policies that aim to be open and inclusive of all CMR programs, can support future evidence-based growth in CMR. METHODS: The Global CMR Registry (GCMR) was established in 2013 under the auspices of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186830/response-to-the-letter-is-the-muscle-the-only-potential-target-of-desipramine-in-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Luigi Taranto-Montemurro, Scott A Sands, Bradley A Edwards, Danny J Eckert, David P White, Andrew Wellman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184977/lateral-atrial-tunnel-fontan-operation-predisposes-to-the-junctional-rhythm
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Katarzyna Januszewska, Anna Schuh, Anja Lehner, Robert Dalla-Pozza, Edward Malec
The goal of the study was to compare the early postoperative course after fenestrated lateral atrial tunnel (LT) and non-fenestrated extracardiac conduit (EC) Fontan operation (FO) in a single center where both techniques were parallelly used. Between 2004 and 2012, 56(32.7%) children underwent LT and 113(66.1%) EC FO. The mean age was 3.7 ± 2.9 years and mean weight was 14.6 ± 7.3 kg. The most common malformation was hypoplastic left heart syndrome (50.9%). The general approach was to perform LT in children after hemi-Fontan operation and EC in patients after Glenn anastomosis...
February 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177873/prognostic-mutations-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-after-stem-cell-transplantation
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R Coleman Lindsley, Wael Saber, Brenton G Mar, Robert Redd, Tao Wang, Michael D Haagenson, Peter V Grauman, Zhen-Huan Hu, Stephen R Spellman, Stephanie J Lee, Michael R Verneris, Katharine Hsu, Katharina Fleischhauer, Corey Cutler, Joseph H Antin, Donna Neuberg, Benjamin L Ebert
Background Genetic mutations drive the pathogenesis of the myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and are closely associated with clinical phenotype. Therefore, genetic mutations may predict clinical outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. Methods We performed targeted mutational analysis on samples obtained before transplantation from 1514 patients with MDS who were enrolled in the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Repository between 2005 and 2014. We evaluated the association of mutations with transplantation outcomes, including overall survival, relapse, and death without relapse...
9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176463/severe-chronic-norovirus-diarrheal-disease-in-transplant-recipients-clinical-features-of-an-under-recognized-syndrome
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Robin K Avery, Bonnie E Lonze, Edward S Kraus, Kieren A Marr, Robert A Montgomery
BACKGROUND: Norovirus (NV) infection has been reported as a cause of severe chronic diarrhea in transplant recipients, but this entity remains under-recognized in clinical practice, leading to diagnostic delays. Transplant clinicians should become familiar with this syndrome in order to facilitate early detection and management. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and outcomes variables were summarized from a series of transplant recipients with positive stool NV reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays at Johns Hopkins in 2013-2014...
February 7, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175446/198%C3%A2-effectiveness-of-surgical-revascularization-for-stroke-prevention-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-moyamoya-syndrome
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Wuyang Yang, Jose Luis Porras, Risheng Xu, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Justin M Caplan, Geoffrey P Colby, Alexander Lewis Coon, Rafael J Tamargo, Judy Huang, Edward Sanghoon Ahn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160894/addressing-health-care-disparities-among-sexual-minorities
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REVIEW
Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Ebele Oranuba, Niya Werts, Lorece V Edwards
There is evidence of health disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual populations. Although the focus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health research has been human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and sexually transmitted infection among men who have sex with men, there are health disparities among sexual minority women. Using the minority stress framework, these disparities may in part be caused by individual prejudice, social stigma, and discrimination. To ensure equitable health for all, there is urgent need for targeted culturally sensitive health promotion, cultural sensitivity training for health care providers, and intervention-focused research...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146047/similarities-and-differences-matter-considering-the-influence-of-gender-on-hiv-prevention-programs-for-young-adults-in-an-urban-hbcu
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Ian Lindong, Lorece Edwards, Sabriya Dennis, Olaoluwa Fajobi
Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) disproportionately burdens African American youth and young adults. In studies conducted in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) settings, African American youth generally perceive themselves as having a low risk of contracting HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) despite having higher rates of unprotected sexual encounters, multiple sex partners, and particularly low rates of HIV testing and awareness of HIV status...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143772/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-promotes-liver-fibrosis-and-tumor-development-in-mice-via-a-wnt-positive-signaling-loop-by-stabilization-of-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-related-proteins-5-and-6
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Keane K Y Lai, Soo-Mi Kweon, Feng Chi, Edward Hwang, Yasuaki Kabe, Reiichi Higashiyama, Lan Qin, Rui Yan, Raymond P Wu, Naoaki Fujii, Samuel French, Jun Xu, Jian-Ying Wang, Ramanchadran Murali, Lopa Mishra, Ju-Seog Lee, James M Ntambi, Hidekazu Tsukamoto
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD) synthesizes monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and has been associated with development of metabolic syndrome, tumorigenesis, and stem cell characteristics. We investigated whether and how SCD promotes liver fibrosis and tumor development in mice. METHODS: Rodent primary hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), mouse liver tumor-initiating stem cell-like cells (TICs), and human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines were exposed to Wnt signaling inhibitors and changes in gene expression patterns were analyzed...
January 29, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141652/tracheal-cartilaginous-sleeve-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis-an-underrecognized-source-of-significant-morbidity-and-mortality
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Brent B Pickrell, Jesse D Meaike, Karina T Cañadas, Binoy M Chandy, Edward P Buchanan
Tracheal cartilaginous sleeve (TCS) is a rare and previously unrecognized source of morbidity and mortality in patients with certain craniosynostosis syndromes. There is a paucity of reporting on this airway anomaly, and the true incidence of TCS is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of TCS among patients with syndromic craniosynostosis at our institution. Patients with syndromic craniosynostosis who underwent direct bronchoscopy and laryngoscopy were evaluated retrospectively by pediatric otolaryngologists for the presence of TCS and associated anomalies...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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