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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882833/evaluation-of-real-world-experience-with-tofacitinib-compared-with-adalimumab-etanercept-and-abatacept-in-ra-patients-with-1-previous-biologic-dmard-data-from-a-u-s-administrative-claims-database
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James Harnett, Robert Gerber, David Gruben, Andrew S Koenig, Connie Chen
BACKGROUND: Real-world data comparing tofacitinib with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics, treatment patterns, and costs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving tofacitinib versus the most common bDMARDs (adalimumab [ADA], etanercept [ETN], and abatacept [ABA]) following a single bDMARD in a U.S. administrative claims database. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients aged ≥ 18 years with an RA diagnosis (ICD-9-CM codes 714...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879353/2016-health-care-education-presidential-address-if-dsme-were-a-pill-would-you-prescribe-it
#2
Margaret A Powers
This address was delivered by Margaret A. Powers, PhD, RD, CDE, President, Health Care & Education, of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), at the ADA's 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA, on 11 June 2016. Dr. Powers conducts research and has a clinical practice as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator at the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet in Minneapolis. Her research focuses on improving diabetes outcomes including factors that affect the clinical, psychosocial, and behavioral aspects of diabetes...
December 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870552/glycemic-predictors-of-insulin-independence-after-total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-auto-transplantation
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Michael Quartuccio, Erica Hall, Vikesh Singh, Martin A Makary, Kenzo Hirose, Niraj Desai, Christi Walsh, Daniel Warren, Zhaoli Sun, Ellen Stein, Rita R Kalyani
CONTEXT: Total pancreatectomy with islet auto transplantation (TPIAT) is a treatment for medically refractory chronic pancreatitis that can prevent postsurgical diabetes in a subset of patients. Predictors of insulin independence are needed for appropriate patient selection and counseling. OBJECTIVE: To explore glycemic predictors of insulin independence after TPIAT. DESIGN: A prospective cohort of patients undergoing TPIAT from 2011-2016...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832749/type-2-diabetes-compromises-the-value-of-non-invasively-measured-augmentation-index-in-predicting-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-hospital-based-observational-study
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Sijing Wu, Yujie Zhou, Yueping Li, Yuyang Liu, Dongmei Shi, Xiaoli Liu, Wei Liu, Yi Yu, Shuo Jia
BACKGROUND: Central hemodynamic indices have been demonstrated to correlate with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, in the context of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), this correlation has not been fully illustrated. Therefore, this study was employed to investigate the impact of DM on the correlation between aortic augmentation index and the severity of coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed 197 patients who underwent coronary angiography at Anzhen Hospital from September 2015 to January 2016...
November 10, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713394/effect-of-growth-hormone-and-igg-aggregates-on-dendritic-cells-activation-and-t-cells-polarization
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Yann Gallais, Natacha Szely, François-Xavier Legrand, Arnaud Leroy, Marc Pallardy, Isabelle Turbica
Patients treated with therapeutic biological products (BP) frequently develop anti-drug antibodies (ADA) with potential neutralizing capacities leading to loss of clinical response or serious side effects. BP aggregates have been suggested to promote immunogenicity, thus enhancing ADA production. Dendritic cells (DC) are key effectors in T-cell and B-cell fates, and the subsequent generation of immunogenicity. The objective of this work was to determine if BP aggregates can participate to DC maturation and T-cell activation...
November 8, 2016: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660119/2016-presidential-address-diabetes-at-212%C3%A2-confronting-the-invisible-disease
#6
Desmond Schatz
This address was delivered by Desmond Schatz, MD, President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), at the Association's 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA, on 12 June 2016. Dr. Schatz is Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, and Director of the Clinical Research Center at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. A physician-scientist, he has been involved in type 1 diabetes research since the mid-1980s and has published over 300 articles and book chapters...
October 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637769/increasing-the-amount-of-usual-rehabilitation-improves-activity-after-stroke-a-systematic-review
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Emma J Schneider, Natasha A Lannin, Louise Ada, Julia Schmidt
QUESTIONS: In people receiving rehabilitation aimed at reducing activity limitations of the lower and/or upper limb after stroke, does adding extra rehabilitation (of the same content as the usual rehabilitation) improve activity? What is the amount of extra rehabilitation that needs to be provided to achieve a beneficial effect? DESIGN: Systematic review with meta-analysis of randomised trials. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 18 years or older that had a diagnosis of stroke...
October 2016: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501165/my-sister-myself-a-controlled-study-of-the-relationship-between-women-with-a-lifetime-diagnosis-of-anorexia-nervosa-and-their-sisters
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Ada H Zohar, Lilac Lev Ari, Rachel Bachner-Melman
This study focused on the quality of the relationship between women with a lifetime anorexia nervosa (AN) diagnosis and their sisters, in the context of family functioning. Participants were 112 sister pairs including a woman with a lifetime diagnosis of AN, and 356 sister pairs with no history of an eating disorder. Participants completed the Sibling Relationship Questionnaire, Family Environment Scale and Eating Attitudes Test-26. We hypothesised that sister relationships would be less favourably assessed by women with an AN diagnosis than by their sisters, and less favourably assessed overall in the AN sister pairs than in the healthy sib-pair controls...
August 8, 2016: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474683/corrigendum-to-preparation-of-functionalized-cotton-fabrics-by-means-of-melatonin-loaded-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-nanosponges-carbohydrate-polymers-2016-24-30
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Manuela Mihailiasa, Fabrizio Caldera, Jiemeng Li, Roberta Peila, Ada Ferri, Francesco Trotta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2016: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458613/american-diabetes-association-76th-scientific-sessions-june-10-14-2016-new-orleans-louisiana-usa
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S Lam
The 76th American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The meeting brought together scientists and professionals from a wide range of disciplines in the field of diabetes and provided a platform for networking, allowing experts and researchers to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment and care. Over the course of the 5 days, participants received exclusive access to more than 2,500 original research presentations...
June 2016: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27195816/the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-schaaf-yang-syndrome-18-new-affected-individuals-from-14-families
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Michael D Fountain, Emmelien Aten, Megan T Cho, Jane Juusola, Magdalena A Walkiewicz, Joseph W Ray, Fan Xia, Yaping Yang, Brett H Graham, Carlos A Bacino, Lorraine Potocki, Arie van Haeringen, Claudia A L Ruivenkamp, Pedro Mancias, Hope Northrup, Mary K Kukolich, Marjan M Weiss, Conny M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Inge B Mathijssen, Sebastien Levesque, Naomi Meeks, Jill A Rosenfeld, Danielle Lemke, Ada Hamosh, Suzanne K Lewis, Simone Race, Laura L Stewart, Beverly Hay, Andrea M Lewis, Rita L Guerreiro, Jose T Bras, Marcia P Martins, Gerarda Derksen-Lubsen, Els Peeters, Connie Stumpel, Sander Stegmann, Levinus A Bok, Gijs W E Santen, Christian P Schaaf
PURPOSE: Truncating mutations in the maternally imprinted, paternally expressed gene MAGEL2, which is located in the Prader-Willi critical region 15q11-13, have recently been reported to cause Schaaf-Yang syndrome, a Prader-Willi-like disease that manifests as developmental delay/intellectual disability, hypotonia, feeding difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder. The causality of the reported variants in the context of the patients' phenotypes was questioned, as MAGEL2 whole-gene deletions seem to cause little or no clinical phenotype...
May 19, 2016: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27151061/dietary-supplementation-of-ginger-and-turmeric-rhizomes-modulates-platelets-ectonucleotidase-and-adenosine-deaminase-activities-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Ayodele Jacob Akinyemi, Gustavo Roberto Thomé, Vera Maria Morsch, Nathieli B Bottari, Jucimara Baldissarelli, Lizielle Souza de Oliveira, Jeferson Ferraz Goularte, Adriane Belló-Klein, Ganiyu Oboh, Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger
Hypertension is associated with platelet alterations that could contribute to the development of cardiovascular complications. Several studies have reported antiplatelet aggregation properties of ginger (Zingiber officinale) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) with limited scientific basis. Hence, this study assessed the effect of dietary supplementation of these rhizomes on platelet ectonucleotidase and adenosine deaminase (ADA) activities in Nω-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (l-NAME) induced hypertensive rats...
July 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122363/a-three-step-estimation-procedure-using-local-polynomial-smoothing-for-inconsistently-sampled-longitudinal-data
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Lei Ye, Ada O Youk, Susan M Sereika, Stewart J Anderson, Lora E Burke
Parametric mixed-effects models are useful in longitudinal data analysis when the sampling frequencies of a response variable and the associated covariates are the same. We propose a three-step estimation procedure using local polynomial smoothing and demonstrate with data where the variables to be assessed are repeatedly sampled with different frequencies within the same time frame. We first insert pseudo data for the less frequently sampled variable based on the observed measurements to create a new dataset...
September 10, 2016: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27102374/free-and-nanoencapsulated-vitamin-d3-effects-on-e-ntpdase-and-e-ada-activities-in-an-animal-model-with-induced-arthritis
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Karine Lanes da Silveira, Leonardo Lanes da Silveira, Maria Luiza Prates Thorstenberg, Fernanda Licker Cabral, Livia Gelain Castilhos, João Felipe Peres Rezer, Diego Fontana de Andrade, Ruy Carlos Ruver Beck, Heloísa Einloft Palma, Cinthia Melazzo de Andrade, Renata da Silva Pereira, Nara Maria Beck Martins, Claudia de Mello Bertonchel Dos Santos, Daniela Bitencourt Rosa Leal
UNLABELLED: The effect of vitamin D3 in oral solution (VD3 ) and vitamin D3 -loaded nanocapsules (NC-VD3 ) was analysed in animals with complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) induced arthritis (AR). For this purpose, we evaluated scores for arthritis, thermal hyperalgesia and paw oedema, as well as histological analyses and measurements of the activity of the ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (E-NTPDase) and ecto-adenosine deaminase (E-ADA) enzymes in rat lymphocytes. Haematological and biochemical parameters were also determined...
June 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27038463/in-vivo-depletion-of-t-lymphocytes
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Karen Laky, Ada M Kruisbeek
In vivo depletion of T lymphocytes is a means of studying the role of specific T cell populations during defined phases of in vivo immune responses. In this unit, a protocol is provided for injecting monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) into wild-type adult mice. Depletion of the appropriate subset of cells is verified by flow cytometry analysis of lymph node and spleen cell suspensions in pilot experiments. Once conditions have been established, depleted mice can be used to study the impact of T cell subsets on a variety of in vivo immune responses...
2016: Current Protocols in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27021820/genome-wide-interaction-study-of-brain-beta-amyloid-burden-and-cognitive-impairment-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
T Roostaei, A Nazeri, D Felsky, P L De Jager, J A Schneider, B G Pollock, D A Bennett, A N Voineskos
The lack of strong association between brain beta-amyloid deposition and cognitive impairment has been a challenge for the Alzheimer's disease (AD) field. Although beta-amyloid is necessary for the pathologic diagnosis of AD, it is not sufficient to make the pathologic diagnosis or cause dementia. We sought to identify the genetic modifiers of the relation between cortical beta-amyloid burden (measured using [(18)F]Florbetapir-PET) and cognitive dysfunction (measured using ADAS-cog) by conducting a genome-wide interaction study on baseline data from participants in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) phases GO/2 (n=678)...
March 29, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26997609/the-management-of-pregnancy-and-delivery-in-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coa-lyase-deficiency
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Angela Pipitone, Donna B Raval, Jessica Duis, Hilary Vernon, Regina Martin, Ada Hamosh, David Valle, Meral Gunay-Aygun
3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaric (HMG)-CoA lyase is required for ketogenesis and leucine degradation. Patients with HMG-CoA lyase deficiency typically present with hypoketotic hypoglycemia and metabolic acidosis, which can be fatal if untreated. The patient is a 28-year-old female with HMG-CoA lyase deficiency who presented at 4 weeks gestation for prenatal care. Protein intake as well as carnitine supplementation were gradually increased to support maternal and fetal demands up to 65 g per day for protein and 80 mg/kg/day for carnitine...
June 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26990872/validation-of-a-sample-pretreatment-protocol-to-convert-a-drug-sensitive-into-a-drug-tolerant-anti-infliximab-antibody-immunoassay
#18
Thomas Van Stappen, Els Brouwers, Séverine Vermeire, Ann Gils
A meta-analysis revealed that up to 51% of patients treated with infliximab develop anti-drug Abs (ADA) which are associated with loss of response. Detection of ADA is strongly influenced by assay technique since drug-sensitive ADA assays are not able to detect ADA in the presence of drug and therefore underestimate ADA development. In addition, the lack of a calibrator antibody that can be used in a drug-sensitive and drug-tolerant assay hampers an adequate comparison among different assays. Here we present a sample pretreatment protocol to convert the bridging assay, originally developed as a drug-sensitive assay, into a drug-tolerant assay, allowing use of the same assay and calibrator antibody MA-IFX10F9...
March 16, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26976668/influence-of-educational-attainment-on-cognition-based-intervention-programs-for-persons-with-mild-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Israel Contador, Bernardino Fernández-Calvo, Francisco Ramos, Javier Olazarán
OBJECTIVES: This research retrospectively analyzed the effect of education on cognitive interventions carried out in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: The total sample consisted of 75 patients with mild AD receiving treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors. The participants were divided into two groups: cognitive intervention (IG; n=45) and waiting list (WLG; n=30). Patients in the IG received either the Big Brain Academy (n=15) or the Integrated Psychostimulation Program (n=30) during 12 weeks...
May 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26928912/diagnosis-and-management-of-diabetes-synopsis-of-the-2016-american-diabetes-association-standards-of-medical-care-in-diabetes
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James J Chamberlain, Andrew S Rhinehart, Charles F Shaefer, Annie Neuman
DESCRIPTION: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) published the 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards) to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and other interested parties with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care. METHODS: The ADA Professional Practice Committee performed a systematic search on MEDLINE to revise or clarify recommendations based on new evidence. The committee assigns the recommendations a rating of A, B, or C, depending on the quality of evidence...
April 19, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
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