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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793213/end-stage-renal-disease-models-in-the-americas-optimizing-resources-to-achieve-better-health-outcomes
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Ramiro E Gilardino, Eduardo González-Pier, Claudia Brabata
End-stage renal disease, the last and most severe stage of chronic kidney disease, represents a major and rising concern for countries in Latin America, driven in large part by aging populations and the near-epidemic rises in diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. This places a great clinical, economic, and social burden on the region's health systems. During the ISPOR 6th Latin America Conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in September 2017, an educational forum debated on value-based decision making in the treatment of end-stage renal disease in Latin America...
May 21, 2018: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793176/non-ldl-dyslipidemia-is-prevalent-in-the-young-and-determined-by-lifestyle-factors-and-age-the-lifelines-cohort
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Jeroen K de Vries, Jan W Balder, Michelle J Pena, Petra Denig, Andries J Smit
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-LDL dyslipidemia (NLD) confers cardiovascular risk, and prevalence rates appear to be high in elderly populations. Small cohorts have identified several lifestyle, anthropometric, and medical factors associated with NLD. We aimed to assess sex- and age-specific prevalence of NLD in a contemporary population cohort (n = 167 729), and to identify independent determinants of NLD, focusing on lifestyle, anthropometric, and medical factors. METHODS: The prevalence of NLD was assessed per 10-year age intervals in adults without cardiovascular disease not using lipid-modifying drugs from the Dutch LifeLines cohort...
May 21, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793154/juvenile-treatment-with-mglur2-3-agonist-prevents-schizophrenia-like-phenotypes-in-adult-by-acting-through-gsk3%C3%AE
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Bo Xing, Genie Han, Min-Juan Wang, Melissa A Snyder, Wen-Jun Gao
Prodromal memory deficits represent an important marker for the development of schizophrenia (SZ), in which glutamatergic hypofunction occurs in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 (LY37) attenuates excitatory N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-induced neurotoxicity, a central pathological characteristic of glutamatergic hypofunction. We therefore hypothesized that early treatment with LY37 would rescue cognitive deficits and confer benefits for SZ-like behaviors in adults. To test this, we assessed whether early intervention with LY37 would improve learning outcomes in the Morris Water Maze for rats prenatally exposed to methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM), a neurodevelopmental SZ model...
May 14, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792967/validated-reverse-phase-hplc-diode-array-method-for-the-quantification-of-intact-bevacizumab-infliximab-and-trastuzumab-for-long-term-stability-study
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Antonio Martínez-Ortega, Agustín Herrera, Antonio Salmerón-García, José Cabeza, Luis Cuadros-Rodríguez, Natalia Navas
The aim of the present study was to develop suitable and reliable method for quantification three of the most worldwide used therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) -bevazizumab (BVZ), infliximab (INF) and trastuzumab (TTZ)- to be used in long-term stability studies. Reverse phase (RP) was selected by its greater sensibility and reproducibility comparing with other chromatographic modes. Then a high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (RP)HPLC/DAD method was checked. Since the three mAbs represent the active ingredient in the medicines in which they are formulated, the selected method was validated for each one in accordance with the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines for pharmaceuticals for human use...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792902/session-4-discussion-the-built-environment
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Blake Jones, Jayne Fulkerson, Michael Widner, Steve Douglas
The following is a transcript from "The Built Environment" session during the Ingestive Behavior Research Conference at Purdue University.
May 21, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792847/the-polymorphisms-of-atoh-7-et-1-and-ace-in-non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#6
Ting Chen, Jin Ma, Guangliang Shan, Yong Zhong
Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is a common cause of acute optic neuropathy in the elderly. The role of the genetic polymorphisms of Atonal Homolog 7 (ATOH7), Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) in NAION and the combined effects of the gene-gene and gene-medical comorbidities on NAION were not clear. We conducted a perspective, case-control study. 71 NAION patients and 142 age and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of ATOH7 (rs1900004), ET-1 (rs5370) and ACE (rs1799752) were identified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method and all PCR products were screened with Sanger sequencing...
May 21, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792780/cardiovascular-screening-practices-and-attitudes-from-the-ncaa-autonomous-power-5-conferences
#7
Christopher W Miars, Andreas Stamatis, Grant B Morgan, Jonathan A Drezner
BACKGROUND: The development of athlete-specific electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation standards, along with recent rates of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes being higher than previously estimated, has heightened the debate in the sports medicine community regarding cardiovascular screening of the college athlete, including whether certain high-risk subsets, such as male basketball athletes, should undergo more intensive screening. HYPOTHESIS: ECG and/or echocardiography screening in National Collegiate Athletic Association Autonomous 5 Division I (A5DI) schools will be more common than previous reports, and there will be more frequent use of noninvasive cardiac screening for men's basketball players than the general athlete population...
May 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792298/nanobody-antigen-conjugates-elicit-hpv-specific-anti-tumor-immune-responses
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Andrew W Woodham, Ross W Cheloha, Jingjing Ling, Mohammad Rashidian, Stephen C Kolifrath, Maia Mesyngier, Joao N Duarte, Justin M Bader, Joseph G Skeate, Diane M Da Silva, W Martin Kast, Hidde L Ploegh
High-risk human papillomavirus-associated cancers express viral oncoproteins (e.g., E6 and E7) that induce and maintain the malignant phenotype. The viral origin of these proteins makes them attractive targets for development of a therapeutic vaccine. Camelid-derived single-domain antibody fragments (nanobodies or VHHs) that recognize cell surface proteins on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) can serve as targeted delivery vehicles for antigens attached to them. Such VHHs were shown to induce CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell responses against model antigens conjugated to them via sortase, but antitumor responses had not yet been investigated...
May 23, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792205/distinct-correlations-between-lipogenic-gene-expression-and-fatty-acid-composition-of-subcutaneous-fat-among-cattle-breeds
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David Gamarra, Noelia Aldai, Aisaku Arakawa, Luis Javier R Barron, Andrés López-Oceja, Marian M de Pancorbo, Masaaki Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: The fatty acid (FA) composition of adipose tissue influences the nutritional quality of meat products. The unsaturation level of FAs is determined by fatty acid desaturases such as stearoyl-CoA desaturases (SCDs), which are under control of the transcription factor sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP). Differences in SCD genotype may thus confer variations in lipid metabolism and FA content among cattle breeds. This study investigated correlations between FA composition and lipogenic gene expression levels in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of beef cattle breeds of different gender from the Basque region of northern Spain...
May 23, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791511/caspase-11-dependent-pyroptosis-of-lung-epithelial-cells-protects-from-melioidosis-while-caspase-1-mediates-macrophage-pyroptosis-and-production-of-il-18
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Jinyong Wang, Manoranjan Sahoo, Louis Lantier, Jonathan Warawa, Hector Cordero, Kelly Deobald, Fabio Re
Infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei or B. thailandensis triggers activation of the NLRP3 and NLRC4 inflammasomes leading to release of IL-1β and IL-18 and death of infected macrophages by pyroptosis, respectively. The non-canonical inflammasome composed of caspase-11 is also activated by these bacteria and provides protection through induction of pyroptosis. The recent generation of bona fide caspase-1-deficient mice allowed us to reexamine in a mouse model of pneumonic melioidosis the role of caspase-1 independently of caspase-11 (that was also absent in previously generated Casp1-/- mice)...
May 23, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791508/does-arterial-hypertension-influence-the-onset-of-huntington-s-disease
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Leire Valcárcel-Ocete, Asier Fullaondo, Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu, María García-Barcina, Raymund A C Roos, Lena E Hjermind, Carsten Saft, Marina Frontali, Ralf Reilmann, Hugh Rickards, Ana M Zubiaga, Ana Aguirre
Huntington's disease (HD) age of onset (AO) is mainly determined by the length of the CAG repeat expansion in the huntingtin gene. The remaining AO variability has been attributed to other little-known factors. A factor that has been associated with other neurodegenerative diseases is arterial hypertension (AHT). The aim of this study is to evaluate the contribution of AHT to the AO of HD. We used data from a cohort of 630 European HD patients with adult onset collected by the REGISTRY project of the European Huntington's Disease Network...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791078/molecular-subtype-classification-of-urothelial-carcinoma-in-lynch-syndrome
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Christina Therkildsen, Pontus Eriksson, Mattias Höglund, Mats Jönsson, Gottfrid Sjödahl, Mef Nilbert, Fredrik Liedberg
Lynch syndrome confers an increased risk for urothelial carcinoma (UC). Molecular subtypes may be relevant to prognosis and therapeutic possibilities, but have to date not been defined in Lynch syndrome-associated urothelial cancer. We aimed to provide a molecular description of Lynch syndrome-associated UC. Thus, Lynch syndrome-associated UC of the upper urinary tract and the urinary bladder were identified in the Danish hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) register and were transcriptionally and immunohistochemically profiled and further related to data from 307 sporadic urothelial carcinomas...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791038/special-issue-proceedings-of-16th-international-conference-on-chiroptical-spectroscopy-rennes-2017
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Jeanne Crassous, Narcis Avarvari, Nina Berova, John Caldwell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2018: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791020/discursive-constructions-of-professional-identity-in-policy-and-regulatory-discourse
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Gerard Fealy, Josephine-Mary Hegarty, Martin McNamara, Mary Casey, Denise O'Leary, Catriona Kennedy, Pauline O'Reilly, Rhona O'Connell, Anne-Marie Brady, Emma Nicholson
AIM: To examine and describe disciplinary discourses conducted through professional policy and regulatory documents in nursing and midwifery in Ireland. BACKGROUND: A key tenet of discourse theory is that group identities are constructed in public discourses and these discursively-constructed identities become social realities. Professional identities can be extracted from both the explicit and latent content of discourse. Studies of nursing's disciplinary discourse have drawn attention to a dominant discourse that confers nursing with particular identities, which privilege the relational and affective aspects of nursing and in the process, marginalise scientific knowledge and the technical and body work of nursing...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790974/crisprcasfinder-an-update-of-crisrfinder-includes-a-portable-version-enhanced-performance-and-integrates-search-for-cas-proteins
#15
David Couvin, Aude Bernheim, Claire Toffano-Nioche, Marie Touchon, Juraj Michalik, Bertrand Néron, Eduardo P C Rocha, Gilles Vergnaud, Daniel Gautheret, Christine Pourcel
CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) arrays and their associated (Cas) proteins confer bacteria and archaea adaptive immunity against exogenous mobile genetic elements, such as phages or plasmids. CRISPRCasFinder allows the identification of both CRISPR arrays and Cas proteins. The program includes: (i) an improved CRISPR array detection tool facilitating expert validation based on a rating system, (ii) prediction of CRISPR orientation and (iii) a Cas protein detection and typing tool updated to match the latest classification scheme of these systems...
May 22, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790660/drama-to-promote-non-verbal-communication-skills
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Martina Kelly, Lara Nixon, Kirsten Broadfoot, Marianna Hofmeister, Tim Dornan
BACKGROUND: Non-verbal communication skills (NVCS) help physicians to deliver relationship-centred care, and the effective use of NVCS is associated with improved patient satisfaction, better use of health services and high-quality clinical care. In contrast to verbal communication skills, NVCS training is under developed in communication curricula for the health care professions. One of the challenges teaching NVCS is their tacit nature. In this study, we evaluated drama exercises to raise awareness of NVCS by making familiar activities 'strange'...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790435/abstracts-23rd-annual-rims-conference-2018
#17
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790245/p465l-ppar%C3%AE-mutation-confers-partial-resistance-to-the-hypolipidemic-action-of-fibrates
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Sergio Rodriguez-Cuenca, Stefania Carobbio, Gwendolyn Barceló-Coblijn, Xavier Prieur, Joana Relat, Ramon Amat, Mark Campbell, Ana Rita Dias, Myriam Bahri, Sarah L Gray, Antonio Vidal-Puig
Familial partial lipodystrophic syndrome 3 (FPLD3) is associated with mutations in the transcription factor PPARγ. One of these mutations, the P467L, confers a dominant negative effect. We and others have previously investigated the pathophysiology associated to this mutation using a humanised mouse model that recapitulates most of the clinical symptoms observed in patients when phenotyped under different experimental conditions. One of the key clinical manifestations observed both, in humans and mouse models, is the ectopic accumulation of fat in the liver...
May 22, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790238/personal-sleep-debt-and-daytime-sleepiness-mediate-the-relationship-between-sleep-and-mental-health-outcomes-in-young-adults
#19
David L Dickinson, Alexander P Wolkow, Shantha M W Rajaratnam, Sean P A Drummond
BACKGROUND: Sleep duration and chronotype (i.e., morningness-eveningness) are associated with increased depression and anxiety risk, but differences in individual sleep need and lifestyle may mean these sleep parameters do not present the same risk across all individuals. This study explored the mediating role of sleep debt and daytime sleepiness in the relationship between sleep and mental health symptoms in young adults, a particularly vulnerable population. METHODS: Young adult university students (n = 2,218) and young adults from the general population in the United States (n = 992) provided estimates of actual and optimal sleep duration, and completed validated measures of sleepiness, chronotype, and depression and anxiety risk...
May 22, 2018: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790212/dopamine-in-transplantation-written-off-or-comeback-with-novel-indication
#20
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Peter Schnuelle, Urs Benck, Benito A Yard
Renal-dose dopamine has fallen out of favor in the intensive care unit (ICU) during past years due to its ineffectiveness to prevent impending or to ameliorate overt renal failure in the critically ill. By contrast, growing evidence indicates that low-dose dopamine administered to the stable organ donor after brain death confirmation improves the clinical course of transplanted organs after kidney and heart transplantation. Ensuring a thorough monitoring for potential circulatory side effects, employment of dopamine at a dose of 4 μg/kg per minute is safe in the deceased donor...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
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