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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637126/ecological-momentary-assessment-for-rehabilitation-of-chronic-illness-and-disability
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Ashlee McKeon, Michael McCue, Elizabeth Skidmore, Michelle Schein, Jamie Kulzer
PURPOSE: The main objectives of this manuscript were to provide a theoretical perspective on naturalistic delivery in rehabilitation based upon a literature review and establish a rationale for using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) for naturalistic assessment for chronic illness and disability (CID) in rehabilitation. METHOD: Existing literature on EMA use across CID cohorts was gathered and analyzed to form a theoretical overview of implementation of this method in research...
February 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634254/widespread-paleopolyploidy-gene-tree-conflict-and-recalcitrant-relationships-among-the-carnivorous-caryophyllales
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Joseph F Walker, Ya Yang, Michael J Moore, Jessica Mikenas, Alfonso Timoneda, Samuel F Brockington, Stephen A Smith
PREMISE OF STUDY: The carnivorous members of the large, hyperdiverse Caryophyllales (e.g., Venus flytrap, sundews, and Nepenthes pitcher plants) represent perhaps the oldest and most diverse lineage of carnivorous plants. However, despite numerous studies seeking to elucidate their evolutionary relationships, the early-diverging relationships remain unresolved. METHODS: To explore the utility of phylogenomic data sets for resolving relationships among the carnivorous Caryophyllales, we sequenced 10 transcriptomes, including all the carnivorous genera except those in the rare West African liana family Dioncophyllaceae...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633962/evaluation-of-three-commercial-multiplex-assays-for-the-detection-of-respiratory-viral-infections
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Sandi Radko, J Ian Stuart, George Zahariadis
BACKGROUND: Timely identification of respiratory virus infection is essential to mitigate inappropriate antibiotic use and to implement appropriate treatment and/or infection control procedures. As such, multiplexed PCR assays have become standard in many virology laboratories. OBJECTIVES: To compare the Seeplex RV15 (test of record) with two newer generation multiplex assays, the Anyplex II RV16 and the xTAG respiratory virus panels. STUDY DESIGN: Two hundred and three retrospective and 36 prospective respiratory samples were tested by all three assays...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633900/analytical-and-clinical-performance-of-a-chikungunya-qrt-pcr-for-central-and-south-america
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Thomas Edwards, Leticia Del Carmen Castillo Signor, Christopher Williams, Clément Larcher, Mauricio Espinel, Jane Theaker, Evelin Donis, Luis E Cuevas, Emily R Adams
Chikungunya was introduced into the Americas in 2015 causing a pandemic across the continent. Testing during the acute phase of infection relies on qRT-PCR, but available assays have a number of limitations. A qRT-PCR assay specific to the chikungunya E1 gene was designed using sequence data from contemporary strains. A probit analysis established the 95% limit of detection as 19.6 copies per reaction. We compared the assay with a US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) chikungunya qRT-PCR as the reference standard...
June 8, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633695/how-should-discordance-between-molecular-and-growth-based-assays-for-rifampicin-resistance-be-investigated
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S Hofmann-Thiel, H Hoffmann, D Hillemann, L Rigouts, A Van Deun, K Kranzer
Molecular tests to detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and genetic polymorphisms in the rpoB gene conferring resistance to rifampicin (RMP) have become integral parts of tuberculosis diagnostics worldwide. These assays are often performed sequentially or in parallel to phenotypic drug susceptibility testing. Discordances between molecular and phenotypic tests invariably occur. Root causes range from pre-, post- and analytic errors to co-existence of non-tuberculous mycobacteria, silent mutations, mutations outside the 81 base-pair RMP resistance-determining region, non-canonical mutations conferring increased minimal inhibitory concentrations below the critical concentration in some phenotypic drug susceptibility tests, and heteroresistance...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633449/night-work-as-a-risk-factor-of-future-disability-pension-due-to-musculoskeletal-diagnoses-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-swedish-twins
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Sanna Kärkkäinen, Annina Ropponen, Jurgita Narusyte, Lisa Mather, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Karri Silventoinen, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Pia Svedberg
Background: This study investigated the associations between night work, sleep and disability pension (DP) due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), while controlling for several confounding factors including both genetic factors and shared family background. Methods: The study sample consisted of 27 165 Swedish twin individuals born in 1935-58 with comprehensive survey data on sociodemographic, health and lifestyle factors. Night work was assessed as years of working hours at night at least every now and then, and categorized into 'not at all, 1-10 years and over 10 years'...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630717/arthroscopic-hip-preservation-surgery-practice-patterns-an-international-survey
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Kevin M Smith, Brayden J Gerrie, Patrick C McCulloch, Brian D Lewis, R Chad Mather, Geoffrey Van Thiel, Shane J Nho, Joshua D Harris
To design and conduct a survey analyzing pre-, intra- and post- hip arthroscopy practice patterns among hip arthroscopists worldwide. A 21-question, IRB-exempt, HIPAA-compliant, cross-sectional survey was conducted via email using SurveyMonkey to examine pre-operative evaluation, intra-operative techniques and post-operative management. The survey was administered internationally to 151 hip arthroscopists identified from publicly available sources. Seventy-five respondents completed the survey (151 ± 116 hip arthroscopy procedures per year; 8...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630321/how-selective-severing-by-katanin-promotes-order-in-the-plant-cortical-microtubule-array
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Eva E Deinum, Simon H Tindemans, Jelmer J Lindeboom, Bela M Mulder
Plant morphogenesis requires differential and often asymmetric growth. A key role in controlling anisotropic expansion of individual cells is played by the cortical microtubule array. Although highly organized, the array can nevertheless rapidly change in response to internal and external cues. Experiments have identified the microtubule-severing enzyme katanin as a central player in controlling the organizational state of the array. Katanin action is required both for normal alignment and the adaptation of array orientation to mechanical, environmental, and developmental stimuli...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630308/measuring-shared-variants-in-cohorts-of-discordant-siblings-with-applications-to-autism
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Kenny Ye, Ivan Iossifov, Dan Levy, Boris Yamrom, Andreas Buja, Abba M Krieger, Michael Wigler
We develop a method of analysis [affected to discordant sibling pairs (A2DS)] that tests if shared variants contribute to a disorder. Using a standard measure of genetic relation, test individuals are compared with a cohort of discordant sibling pairs (CDS) to derive a comparative similarity score. We ask if a test individual is more similar to an unrelated affected than to the unrelated unaffected sibling from the CDS and then, sum over such individuals and pairs. Statistical significance is judged by randomly permuting the affected status in the CDS...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627655/elevated-expression-of-mir-155-is-associated-with-the-differentiation-of-cd8-t-cells-in-patients-with-hiv-1
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Changzhong Jin, Linfang Cheng, Xiangyun Lu, Tiansheng Xie, Haibo Wu, Nanping Wu
The differentiation and response ofCD8+ T cells is vital in host defense against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). MicroRNA (miR)‑155 is an important regulator of T cell differentiation. However, the profile of miR-155 in HIV‑1 infected individuals and its association with CD8+ T cell differentiation remain to be fully elucidated. The present cross‑sectional study was performed involving 63 HIV‑1‑infected patients undergoing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), 31 HAART‑naïve patients and 35 healthy controls...
June 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625669/role-of-language-discordance-in-complication-and-readmission-rate-after-infrainguinal-bypass
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Elica Inagaki, Alik Farber, Jeffrey Kalish, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Clara Zhu, Denis V Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Mohammad H Eslami
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that language discordance between treatment teams and patients leads to worse patient outcomes, including longer hospital stays, higher rates of readmission, impaired comprehension of discharge instructions, and lower treatment adherence. Yet, there is a paucity of data evaluating the effects of language discordance on postoperative outcomes among vascular surgery patients. This study compared 30-day postoperative complications and readmissions after nonemergent infrainguinal bypass between non-English-speaking (NES) and English-speaking (ES) patients...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623114/characterizing-the-relationship-between-surgical-resident-and-faculty-perceptions-of-autonomy-in-the-operating-room
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Katelyn A Young, Samantha M Lane, John E Widger, Nina M Neuhaus, James T Dove, Marcus Fluck, Marie A Hunsinger, Joseph A Blansfield, Mohsen M Shabahang
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the concordance among faculty and resident perceptions of surgical case complexity, resident technical performance, and autonomy in a diverse sample of general surgery procedures using case-specific evaluations. DESIGN: A prospective study was conducted in which a faculty surgeon and surgical resident independently completed a postoperative assessment examining case complexity, resident operative performance (Milestone assessment) and autonomy (Zwisch model)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622784/first-trimester-inter-and-intrafetal-size-discrepancies-in-bichorionic-twins-conceived-by-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-can-it-predict-pregnancy-outcome
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Ron Bardin, Galia Oron, Yael Levy, Onit Sapir, Israel Meizner, Benjamin Fisch, Arnon Wiznitzer, Eran Hadar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between first-trimester inter- and intrafetal size discrepancies and pregnancy outcome, among bichorionic-biamniotic twins conceived by IVF. DESIGN: A retrospective study design was used. SETTING: Tertiary university-affiliated medical center. PATIENT(S): All women with a viable first-trimester bichorionic-biamniotic twin gestation, who conceived after IVF in 2007-2015. INTERVENTION(S): None...
June 13, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622305/the-thrombopoietin-mpl-axis-is-activated-in-the-gata1-low-mouse-model-of-myelofibrosis-and-is-associated-with-a-defective-rps14-signature
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M Zingariello, L Sancillo, F Martelli, F Ciaffoni, M Marra, L Varricchio, R A Rana, C Zhao, J D Crispino, A R Migliaccio
Myelofibrosis (MF) is characterized by hyperactivation of thrombopoietin (TPO) signaling, which induces a RPS14 deficiency that de-regulates GATA1 in megakaryocytes by hampering its mRNA translation. As mice carrying the hypomorphic Gata1(low) mutation, which reduces the levels of Gata1 mRNA in megakaryocytes, develop MF, we investigated whether the TPO axis is hyperactive in this model. Gata1(low) mice contained two times more Tpo mRNA in liver and TPO in plasma than wild-type littermates. Furthermore, Gata1(low) LSKs expressed levels of Mpl mRNA (five times greater than normal) and protein (two times lower than normal) similar to those expressed by LSKs from TPO-treated wild-type mice...
June 16, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622142/birth-weight-discordance-and-adverse-perinatal-outcomes
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Shayesteh Jahanfar, Kenneth Lim, Eugenia Ovideo-Joekes
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to examine the association between discordant growth and perinatal mortality and morbidity among twins with careful adjustment for maternal confounding factors. STUDY DESIGN: Two cohorts with and without chorionicity data were compared using generalized estimating modeling. RESULTS: Our population-based dataset consisted of 12,656 individual twins from whom 4% (452/12,656) had≥30% growth discordance. A subgroup of this population with chorionicity information had an incidence of 7...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621659/reclaiming-indigenous-identities-culture-as-strength-against-suicide-among-indigenous-youth-in-canada
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Brittany Barker, Ashley Goodman, Kora DeBeck
In Canada, Indigenous youth suicide represents one of several health disparities burdening Indigenous populations, and like many other of these disparities, can be understood as an expression of societal, historical, cultural and familial trauma. As the number of Indigenous youth who take their own lives every year in Canada continues to far exceed national averages, it appears that conventional suicide prevention efforts remain ineffective among this population. A growing body of research argues that conventional interventions, largely rooted in Western individual-level behavioural change frameworks, are culturally discordant with Indigenous paradigms...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620892/a-prospective-study-of-the-concordance-of-dsm-iv-and-dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Micah O Mazurek, Frances Lu, Heather Symecko, Eric Butter, Nicole M Bing, Rachel J Hundley, Marie Poulsen, Stephen M Kanne, Eric A Macklin, Benjamin L Handen
The transition from DSM-IV to DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) sparked considerable concern about the potential implications of these changes. This study was designed to address limitations of prior studies by prospectively examining the concordance of DSM-IV and final DSM-5 criteria on a consecutive sample of 439 children referred for autism diagnostic evaluations. Concordance and discordance were assessed using a consistent diagnostic battery. DSM-5 criteria demonstrated excellent overall specificity and good sensitivity relative to DSM-IV criteria...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620499/intrauterine-death-following-intraamniotic-triiodothyronine-and-thyroxine-therapy-for-fetal-goitrous-hypothyroidism-associated-with-polyhydramnios-and-caused-by-a-thyroglobulin-mutation
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Pradeep Vasudevan, Corrina Powell, Adeline K Nicholas, Ian Scudamore, James Greening, Soo-Mi Park, Nadia Schoenmakers
In the absence of maternal thyroid disease or iodine deficiency, fetal goitre is rare and usually attributable to dyshormonogenesis, for which genetic ascertainment is not always undertaken in the UK. Mechanical complications include tracheal and oesophageal compression with resultant polyhydramnios, malpresentation at delivery and neonatal respiratory distress. We report an Indian kindred in which the proband (first-born son) had congenital hypothyroidism (CH) without obvious neonatal goitre. His mother's second pregnancy was complicated by fetal hypothyroid goitre and polyhydramnios, prompting amniotic fluid drainage and intraamniotic therapy (with liothyronine, T3 and levothyroxine, T4)...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619249/metabolism-of-sex-steroids-is-influenced-by-acquired-adiposity-a-study-of-young-adult-male-monozygotic-twin-pairs
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Veera Vihma, Jussi Naukkarinen, Ursula Turpeinen, Esa Hämäläinen, Jaakko Kaprio, Aila Rissanen, Sini Heinonen, Antti Hakkarainen, Jesper Lundbom, Nina Lundbom, Tomi S Mikkola, Matti J Tikkanen, Kirsi H Pietiläinen
Obesity and ageing are associated with lower serum testosterone levels in men. How fat distribution or adipose tissue metabolism, independent of genetic factors and age, are related to sex steroid metabolism is less clear. We studied the associations between adiposity and serum sex hormone concentrations, and mRNA expression of genes regulating sex hormone metabolism in adipose tissue in young adult male monozygotic (MZ) twin pairs. The subjects [n=18 pairs; mean age, 32 years; individual body mass indexes (BMIs) 22-36kg/m(2)] included 9 male MZ twin pairs discordant for BMI [intra-pair difference (Δ) in BMI ≥3kg/m(2)]...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618747/first-trimester-ultrasonographic-parameters-in-prediction-of-the-course-and-outcome-of-monochorionic-twin-pregnancies
#20
Slavica Aksam, Snezana Plesinac, Jelena Dotlic, Jasmina Tadic, Svetlana Vrzic-Petronijevic, Milos Petronijevic, Dusica Kocijancic-Belovic, Snezana Buzadzic
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the association and the potential predictive value of first trimester ultrasonographic parameters on the course and outcome of monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was undertaken of 39 healthy women with consecutive monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies. During first-trimester screening, crown-rump length (CRL) and nuchal translucency (NT) were measured...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
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