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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890030/longitudinal-emergency-medical-technician-attributes-and-demographic-study-leads-design-and-methodology
#1
Roger Levine
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe the Longitudinal Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Attributes and Demographic Study (LEADS) design, instrument development, pilot testing, sampling procedures, and data collection methodology. Response rates are provided, along with results of follow-up surveys of non-responders (NRs) and a special survey of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals who were not nationally certified. METHODS: Annual surveys from 1999 to 2008 were mailed out to a random, stratified sample of nationally registered EMT-Basics and Paramedics...
November 28, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890027/a-longitudinal-description-of-emergency-medical-services-professionals-by-race-ethnicity
#2
Remle P Crowe, Roger Levine, Jennifer J Eggerichs, Melissa A Bentley
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper was to compare demographics, employment variables, satisfaction, and motivation for entering the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) between members of under-represented races/ethnicities and members of the majority group. METHODS: A cohort of nationally certified EMS professionals was followed for 10 years through annual surveys; however, race/ethnicity was only available for 9 years (2000-2008). Descriptive statistics and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated and significance was determined by lack of CI overlap...
November 28, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890018/compensation-of-emergency-medical-technician-emt-basics-and-paramedics
#3
Jonathan R Studnek
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this paper is to identify factors associated with compensation for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basics and Paramedics and assess whether these associations have changed over the period 1999-2008. METHODS: Data obtained from the Longitudinal EMT Attributes and Demographic Study (LEADS) surveys, a mail survey of a random, stratified sample of nationally certified EMT-Basics and Paramedics, were analyzed. For the 1999-2003 period, analyses included all respondents providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS)...
November 28, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884215/public-perception-of-emergency-medical-services-in-the-united-states
#4
Remle P Crowe, Roger Levine, Severo Rodriguez, Ashley D Larrimore, Ronald G Pirrallo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the public's experience, expectations, and perceptions related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). METHODS: A population-based telephone interview of adults in the United States was conducted. The survey instrument consisted of 112 items. Demographic variables including age, race, political beliefs, and household income were collected. Data collection was performed by trained interviewers from Kent State University's (Kent, Ohio USA)Social Research Laboratory...
November 25, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866977/the-anti-hyperplasia-anti-oxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-qing-ye-dan-and-swertiamarin-in-testosterone-induced-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-rats
#5
Xinying Wu, Ye Gu, Lun Li
Qing Ye Dan (QYD) is the whole plant of Swertia mileensis and used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and so on. This study was to investigate the effects of QYD and its main component swertiamarin on BPH induced by testosterone in rats. The prostatic expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (βFGF) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) were detected by immunohistochemistry assay...
November 17, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815674/epithelial-plasticity-during-human-breast-morphogenesis-and-cancer-progression
#6
REVIEW
Saevar Ingthorsson, Eirikur Briem, Jon Thor Bergthorsson, Thorarinn Gudjonsson
Understanding the complex events leading to formation of an epithelial-based organ such as the breast requires a detailed insight into the crosstalk between epithelial and stromal compartments. These interactions occur both through heterotypic cellular interactions and between cells and matrix components. While in vivo models may partially capture these complex interactions, there is a need for in- vitro models to study these events. In this review we discuss cell-cell interactions in breast development focusing on the stem cell niche and branching morphogenesis...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735870/a-high-content-screening-assay-to-identify-compounds-with-anti-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-effects-from-the-chinese-herbal-medicine-tong-mai-yang-xin-wan
#7
Ningning Liu, Lailai Li, Xin Zhu, Zhiqiang Ling, Jianguo Feng, Ying Hu, Yi Wang, Lijun Mou, Yi Wang
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide health problem with growing prevalence in developing countries. Renal tubular epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a critical step and key factor in the development of this condition. Renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis is a basic pathological change at the later stages of the disease. Therefore, blocking the development of EMT could be a critical factor in curing CKD. We have established a cell-based high-content screening (HCS) method to identify inhibitors of EMT in human proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells by automatic acquisition and processing of dual-fluorescent labeled images...
October 10, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700209/development-of-a-child-abuse-checklist-to-evaluate-prehospital-provider-performance
#8
Aimee Alphonso, Marc Auerbach, Kirsten Bechtel, Kyle Bilodeau, Marcie Gawel, Jeannette Koziel, Travis Whitfill, Gunjan Kamdar Tiyyagura
OBJECTIVES: To develop and provide validity evidence for a performance checklist to evaluate the child abuse screening behaviors of prehospital providers. METHODS: Checklist Development: We developed the first iteration of the checklist after review of the relevant literature and on the basis of the authors' clinical experience. Next, a panel of six content experts participated in three rounds of Delphi review to reach consensus on the final checklist items. Checklist Validation: Twenty-eight emergency medical services (EMS) providers (16 EMT-Basics, 12 EMT-Paramedics) participated in a standardized simulated case of physical child abuse to an infant followed by one-on-one semi-structured qualitative interviews...
October 4, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634608/army-air-ambulance-blood-product-program-in-the-combat-zone-and-challenges-to-best-practices
#9
Nicole Powell-Dunford, Jose F Quesada, Kirby R Gross, Stacy A Shackelford
BACKGROUND: Identify challenges and best practices in the development of an austere air ambulance transfusion program. METHODS: A search of PubMed using combinations of the key terms 'prehospital,' 'blood product,' 'red blood cells,' 'damage control resuscitation,' 'transfusion,' 'air ambulance,' 'medical evacuation,' and 'medevac' yielded 196 articles for further analysis, with 14 articles suitable for addressing the background of prehospital transfusion within a helicopter...
August 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582386/roles-for-e-cadherin-cell-surface-regulation-in-cancer
#10
Yuliya I Petrova, Leslayann Schecterson, Barry M Gumbiner
The loss of E-cadherin expression in association with the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) occurs frequently during tumor metastasis. However, metastases often retain E-cadherin expression, an EMT is not required for metastasis, and metastases can arise from clusters of tumor cells. We demonstrate that the regulation of the adhesive activity of E-cadherin present at the cell surface by an inside-out signaling mechanism is important in cancer. First, we find that the metastasis of an E-cadherin-expressing mammary cell line from the mammary gland to the lung depends on reduced E-cadherin adhesive function...
November 1, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509064/simulation-based-randomized-comparative-assessment-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-resuscitation-bundle-completion-by-emergency-medical-service-teams-using-standard-life-support-or-an-experimental-automation-assisted-approach
#11
Bryan Choi, Nicholas Asselin, Catherine C Pettit, Max Dannecker, Jason T Machan, Derek L Merck, Lisa H Merck, Selim Suner, Kenneth A Williams, Gregory D Jay, Leo Kobayashi
INTRODUCTION: Effective resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients is challenging. Alternative resuscitative approaches using electromechanical adjuncts may improve provider performance. Investigators applied simulation to study the effect of an experimental automation-assisted, goal-directed OHCA management protocol on EMS providers' resuscitation performance relative to standard protocols and equipment. METHODS: Two-provider (emergency medical technicians (EMT)-B and EMT-I/C/P) teams were randomized to control or experimental group...
December 2016: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418865/implications-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-activation-in-lung-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Fariz Nurwidya, Sita Andarini, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Elisna Syahruddin, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) has been intensively investigated in many preclinical studies using cell lines and animal models, and the results have provided important knowledge to help improve the understanding of cancer biology. IGF1R is highly expressed in patients with lung cancer, and high levels of circulating insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), the main ligand for IGF1R, increases the risk of developing lung malignancy in the future. Several phase I clinical trials have supported the potential use of an IGF1R-targeted strategy for cancer, including lung cancer...
May 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27234159/notch4-cancer-stem-like-cells-promote-the-metastatic-and-invasive-ability-of-melanoma
#13
Xian Lin, Baocun Sun, Dongwang Zhu, Xiulan Zhao, Ran Sun, Yanhui Zhang, Danfang Zhang, Xueyi Dong, Qiang Gu, Yanlei Li, Fang Liu
Sphere formation in conditioned serum-free culture medium supplemented with epidermal growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor (tumorospheres) is considered useful for the enrichment of cancer stem-like cells, also known as tumor-initiating cells. We used a gene expression microarray to investigate the gene expression profile of melanoma cancer stem-like cells (MCSLCs). The results showed that MCSLCs highly expressed the following Notch signaling pathway molecules: Notch3 (NM_008716), Notch4 (NM_010929), Dtx4 (NM_172442), and JAG2 (NM_010588)...
August 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27232316/phtls-basic-and-advanced-pre-hospital-trauma-life-support-third-editionphtls-committee-of-the-naemt-in-cooperation-with-the-committee-on-trauma-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-mosby-lifeline-phtls-basic-and-advanced-pre-hospital-trauma-life-support-third
#14
(no author information available yet)
Aimed at American emergency medical technicians (EMTs), similar to our own paramedics, PHTLS does not attract the usual reviewers' caveat of limited applicability to the UK health care system.
August 1, 1995: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27188792/%C3%AE-iii-tubulin-modulates-the-behavior-of-snail-overexpressed-during-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-colon-cancer-cells
#15
Katarzyna Sobierajska, Katarzyna Wieczorek, Wojciech M Ciszewski, Izabela Sacewicz-Hofman, Marta E Wawro, Magdalena Wiktorska, Joanna Boncela, Izabela Papiewska-Pajak, Pawel Kwasniak, Elzbieta Wyroba, Czeslaw S Cierniewski, Jolanta Niewiarowska
Class III β-tubulin (TUBB3) is a marker of drug resistance expressed in a variety of solid tumors. Originally, it was described as an important element of chemoresistance to taxanes. Recent studies have revealed that TUBB3 is also involved in an adaptive response to a microenvironmental stressor, e.g. low oxygen levels and poor nutrient supply in some solid tumors, independently of the microtubule targeting agent. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that TUBB3 is a marker of biological aggressiveness associated with modulation of metastatic abilities in colon cancer...
September 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27148477/hijacking-the-hexosamine-biosynthetic-pathway-to-promote-emt-mediated-neoplastic-phenotypes
#16
REVIEW
Kekoa Taparra, Phuoc T Tran, Natasha E Zachara
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a highly conserved program necessary for orchestrating distant cell migration during embryonic development. Multiple studies in cancer have demonstrated a critical role for EMT during the initial stages of tumorigenesis and later during tumor invasion. Transcription factors (TFs) such as SNAIL, TWIST, and ZEB are master EMT regulators that are aberrantly overexpressed in many malignancies. Recent evidence correlates EMT-related transcriptomic alterations with metabolic reprograming in cancer...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27124117/inhibition-of-sk4-potassium-channels-suppresses-cell-proliferation-migration-and-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Panshi Zhang, Xiaowei Yang, Qian Yin, Jilin Yi, Wenzhuang Shen, Lu Zhao, Zhi Zhu, Jinwen Liu
Treatments for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) are limited; intermediate-conductance calcium-activated potassium (SK4) channels are closely involved in tumor progression, but little is known about these channels in TNBC. We aimed to investigate whether SK4 channels affect TNBC. First, by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and western blotting (WB), increased SK4 protein expression in breast tumor tissues was detected relative to that in non-tumor breast tissues, but there was no apparent expression difference between various subtypes of breast cancer (p>0...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27123599/informed-practice-students-clinical-experiences-in-the-undergraduate-phase-of-an-accelerated-physician-assistant-program
#18
Amy Dereczyk, Rachel DeWitt
This qualitative study explored the clinical experiences of students in an accelerated physician assistant (PA) program. The participants were either certified nursing assistants (CNAs) or emergency medical technicians-basic (EMTs-B). The study was designed to elicit (1) how the participants perceived their older patients and (2) how the participants' experiences might affect their own future communications, bedside manner, and clinical preparedness as PAs. This study used a focus group to explore students' clinical experiences before the graduate phase of their accelerated PA program...
June 2016: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27105506/twist1-induces-distinct-cell-states-depending-on-tgfbr1-activation
#19
Diana Dragoi, Anja Krattenmacher, Vivek K Mishra, Johanna M Schmidt, Uwe J Kloos, Lisa K Meixner, Stefanie M Hauck, Felix Buggenthin, Dennis Schwartz, Carsten Marr, Steven A Johnsen, Christina H Scheel
Basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor Twist1 is a master regulator of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), a cellular program implicated in different stages of development as well as metastatic dissemination of carcinomas. Here, we show that Twist1 requires TGF-beta type-I receptor (TGFBR1)-activation to bind an enhancer region of downstream effector ZEB1, thereby inducing ZEB1 transcription and EMT. When TGFBR1-phosphorylation is inhibited, Twist1 generates a distinct cell state characterized by collective invasion, simultaneous proliferation and expression of endothelial markers...
May 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27098600/autophagy-inhibition-of-hsa-mir-19a-3p-19b-3p-by-targeting-tgf-%C3%AE-r-ii-during-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-fibrogenesis-in-human-cardiac-fibroblasts
#20
Meijuan Zou, Fang Wang, Rui Gao, Jingjing Wu, Yingwei Ou, Xuguan Chen, Tongshan Wang, Xin Zhou, Wei Zhu, Ping Li, Lian-Wen Qi, Ting Jiang, Weiwei Wang, Chunyu Li, Jun Chen, Qifang He, Yan Chen
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) plays an important role on fibrogenesis in heart disease. MicroRNAs have exhibited as crucial regulators of cardiac homeostasis and remodeling in various heart diseases. MiR-19a-3p/19b-3p expresses with low levels in the plasma of heart failure patients. The purpose of our study is to determine the role of MiR-19a-3p/19b-3p in regulating autophagy-mediated fibrosis of human cardiac fibroblasts. We elucidate our hypothesis in clinical samples and human cardiac fibroblasts (HCF) to provide valuable basic information...
2016: Scientific Reports
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