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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440910/subacute-pyridostigmine-exposure-increases-heart-rate-recovery-and-cardiac-parasympathetic-tone-in-rats
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Manushree Bharadwaj, Carey Pope, Michael Davis, Stuart Katz, Christian Cook, Lara Maxwell
Heart rate recovery (HRR) describes the rapid deceleration of heart rate after strenuous exercise and is an indicator of parasympathetic tone. A reduction in parasympathetic tone occurs in patients with congestive heart failure, resulting in prolonged HRR. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as pyridostigmine, can enhance parasympathetic tone by increasing cholinergic input to the heart. The objective of this study was to develop a rodent model of HRR to test the hypothesis that subacute pyridostigmine administration decreases cholinesterase activity and accelerates HRR in rats...
April 25, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438923/reduced-concentration-clavulanate-for-young-children-with-acute-otitis-media
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Alejandro Hoberman, Jack L Paradise, Howard E Rockette, Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Diana H Kearney, Sonika Bhatnagar, Timothy R Shope, Gysella Muñiz, Judith M Martin, Marcia Kurs-Lasky, Mary Ann Haralam, Marcia A Pope, Jennifer P Nagg, Wenchen Zhao, Mohammad Kowser Miah, Jan Beumer, Raman Venkataramanan, Nader Shaikh
Amoxicillin/clavulanate (A/C), is currently the most effective oral antimicrobial in treating children with acute otitis media (AOM), but standard dosage of 90/6.4 mg/kg/day commonly causes diarrhea. We examined whether an A/C formulation containing lower concentrations of clavulanate would result in less diarrhea, while maintaining plasma levels of amoxicillin and clavulanate adequate to eradicate middle-ear pathogens and achieve clinical success. We conducted an open-label study in children aged 6 to 23 months with AOM...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431116/ontogeny-and-thermogenic-role-for-sternal-fat-in-female-sheep
#3
Belinda A Henry, Mark Pope, Mark Birtwistle, Rachael Loughnan, Reham Alagal, John-Paul Fuller-Jackson, Viv Perry, Helen Budge, Iain J Clarke, Michael E Symonds
Brown adipose tissue acting through a unique uncoupling protein (UCP1) has a critical role in preventing hypothermia in new-born sheep but is then considered to rapidly disappear during postnatal life. The extent to which the anatomical location of fat influences postnatal development and thermogenic function, particularly following feeding, in adulthood, are not known and were both examined in our study. Changes in gene expression of functionally important pathways (i.e. thermogenesis, development, adipogenesis and metabolism) were compared between sternal and retroperitoneal fat depots together with a representative skeletal muscle over the first month of postnatal life, coincident with the loss of brown fat and accumulation of white fat...
April 19, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417375/metagenomics-and-cazyme-discovery
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Benoit J Kunath, Andreas Bremges, Aaron Weimann, Alice C McHardy, Phillip B Pope
Microorganisms play a primary role in regulating biogeochemical cycles and are a valuable source of enzymes that have biotechnological applications, such as carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes). However, the inability to culture the majority of microorganisms that exist in natural ecosystems using common culture-dependent techniques restricts access to potentially novel cellulolytic bacteria and beneficial enzymes. The development of molecular-based culture-independent methods such as metagenomics enables researchers to study microbial communities directly from environmental samples, and presents a platform from which enzymes of interest can be sourced...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415065/acute-effect-of-biomechanical-muscle-stimulation-on-the-counter-movement-vertical-jump-power-and-velocity-in-division-i-football-players
#5
Bert H Jacobson, Taylor P Monaghan, John H Sellers, Eric C Conchola, Zach K Pope, Rob G Glass
Jacobson, BH, Monaghan, TP, Sellers, JH, Conchola, EC, Pope, ZK, and Glass, RG. Acute effect of biomechanical muscle stimulation on the counter-movement vertical jump power and velocity in division I football players. J Strength Cond Res 31(5): 1259-1264, 2017-Research regarding whole body vibration (WBV) largely supports such training augmentation in attempts to increase muscle strength and power. However, localized biomechanical vibration has not received the same attention. The purpose of this study was to assess peak and average power before and after acute vibration of selected lower-body sites in division I athletes...
May 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412133/the-southwest-uk-burns-network-swuk-experience-of-electronic-cigarette-explosions-and-review-of-literature
#6
A Arnaout, H Khashaba, T Dobbs, F Dewi, S Pope-Jones, A Sack, C Estela, D Nguyen
INTRODUCTION: Since the introduction of e-cigarettes to the UK market in 2007 their popularity amongst young adults has significantly increased. These lithium-ion powered devices remain unregulated by the Standards Agency and as a result burns centres across the world have seen an increasing number of patients presenting with significant burns, resulting from poor quality batteries that appear to be liable to explode when over-heated, over-charged or incorrectly stored. METHODS: Retrospective and perspective review of all e-cigarette related burns presenting to the Southwest Burns Network; South Wales Burns Centre (Morriston Hospital) or to Bristol burns centre (Southmead Hospital) between Oct 15-July 16, followed by a review of available literature performed and eligible papers identified using PRISMA 2009 Checklist...
April 12, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408086/estimates-and-25-year-trends-of-the-global-burden-of-disease-attributable-to-ambient-air-pollution-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-global-burden-of-diseases-study-2015
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Aaron J Cohen, Michael Brauer, Richard Burnett, H Ross Anderson, Joseph Frostad, Kara Estep, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Bert Brunekreef, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Valery Feigin, Greg Freedman, Bryan Hubbell, Amelia Jobling, Haidong Kan, Luke Knibbs, Yang Liu, Randall Martin, Lidia Morawska, C Arden Pope, Hwashin Shin, Kurt Straif, Gavin Shaddick, Matthew Thomas, Rita van Dingenen, Aaron van Donkelaar, Theo Vos, Christopher J L Murray, Mohammad H Forouzanfar
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ambient air pollution increases morbidity and mortality, and is a leading contributor to global disease burden. We explored spatial and temporal trends in mortality and burden of disease attributable to ambient air pollution from 1990 to 2015 at global, regional, and country levels. METHODS: We estimated global population-weighted mean concentrations of particle mass with aerodynamic diameter less than 2·5 μm (PM2·5) and ozone at an approximate 11 km × 11 km resolution with satellite-based estimates, chemical transport models, and ground-level measurements...
April 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407375/h19-promotes-cholestatic-liver-fibrosis-by-preventing-zeb1-mediated-inhibition-of-epcam
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Yongfeng Song, Chune Liu, Xia Liu, Jocelyn Trottier, Michele Beaudoin, Li Zhang, Chad Pope, Guangyong Peng, Olivier Barbier, Xiaobo Zhong, Linheng Li, Li Wang
Based on our recent finding that disruption of bile acid (BA) homeostasis in mice results in the induction of hepatic lncRNA H19 expression, we sought to elucidate the role of H19 in cholestatic liver fibrosis. Hepatic overexpression of H19RNA augmented bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced liver fibrosis, which was accompanied by the elevation of serum ALT, AST, bilirubin, and BA levels. Multiple genes related to liver fibrosis, inflammation, and biliary hyperplasia were increased in H19-BDL vs Null-BDL mice, whereas genes in BA synthesis were decreased...
April 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399129/the-effects-of-implementing-a-point-of-care-electronic-template-to-prompt-routine-anxiety-and-depression-screening-in-patients-consulting-for-osteoarthritis-the-primary-care-osteoarthritis-trial-a-cluster-randomised-trial-in-primary-care
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Christian D Mallen, Barbara I Nicholl, Martyn Lewis, Bernadette Bartlam, Daniel Green, Sue Jowett, Jesse Kigozi, John Belcher, Kris Clarkson, Zoe Lingard, Christopher Pope, Carolyn A Chew-Graham, Peter Croft, Elaine M Hay, George Peat
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate whether prompting general practitioners (GPs) to routinely assess and manage anxiety and depression in patients consulting with osteoarthritis (OA) improves pain outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a cluster randomised controlled trial involving 45 English general practices. In intervention practices, patients aged ≥45 y consulting with OA received point-of-care anxiety and depression screening by the GP, prompted by an automated electronic template comprising five questions (a two-item Patient Health Questionnaire-2 for depression, a two-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder-2 questionnaire for anxiety, and a question about current pain intensity [0-10 numerical rating scale])...
April 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396605/bypassing-adverse-injection-reactions-to-nanoparticles-through-shape-modification-and-attachment-to-erythrocytes
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Peter Pope Wibroe, Aaron C Anselmo, Per H Nilsson, Apoorva Sarode, Vivek Gupta, Rudolf Urbanics, Janos Szebeni, Alan Christy Hunter, Samir Mitragotri, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Seyed Moein Moghimi
Intravenously injected nanopharmaceuticals, including PEGylated nanoparticles, induce adverse cardiopulmonary reactions in sensitive human subjects, and these reactions are highly reproducible in pigs. Although the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood, roles for both the complement system and reactive macrophages have been implicated. Here, we show the dominance and importance of robust pulmonary intravascular macrophage clearance of nanoparticles in mediating adverse cardiopulmonary distress in pigs irrespective of complement activation...
April 10, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392717/effects-of-water-based-exercise-on-bone-health-of-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vini Simas, Wayne Hing, Rodney Pope, Mike Climstein
BACKGROUND: Age-related bone loss is a major health concern. Only exercises associated with high-impact and mechanical loading have been linked to a positive effect on bone turnover; however, these types of exercises may not always be appropriate for middle-aged and older adults due to physical decline or chronic disorders such as osteoarthritis. Water-based exercise (WBE) has been shown to affect different components of physical fitness, has lower risks of traumatic fracture, and applies less stress to joints...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392590/health-care-s-ills-a-catholic-diagnosis
#12
Angus Sibley
Catholic teaching is emphatic on the need to "guarantee adequate [health] care to all," as Pope Benedict XVI has stated. America has been slower than other advanced countries in progressing towards this goal. Reasons for this delay can be found in certain attitudes that have long been present in American culture, and have been reinforced by the wave of libertarianism (free-market ideology) that swept the world in the late twentieth century. Catholic theology and social/economic teaching can help us understand the flaws in these attitudes, which involve fundamental philosophical and theological principles, but which are far from academic, since they have serious and very practical consequences...
November 2016: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390471/effect-of-post-hospital-discharge-telephonic-intervention-on-hospital-readmissions-in-a-privately-insured-population-in-australia
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G Brent Hamar, Carter Coberley, James E Pope, Andrew Cottrill, Scott Verrall, Shaun Larkin, Elizabeth Y Rula
Objective The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of telephone support after hospital discharge to reduce early hospital readmission among members of the disease management program My Health Guardian (MHG) offered by the Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF).Methods A quasi-experimental retrospective design compared 28-day readmissions of patients with chronic disease between two groups: (1) a treatment group, consisting of MHG program members who participated in a hospital discharge (HODI) call; and (2) a comparison group of non-participating MHG members...
April 10, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382714/enzyme-reversal-to-explore-the-function-of-yeast-e3-ubiquitin-ligases
#14
Chris MacDonald, Stanley Winistorfer, R Marshall Pope, Michael E Wright, Robert C Piper
The covalent attachment of ubiquitin onto proteins can elicit a variety of downstream consequences. Attachment is mediated by a large array of E3 ubiquitin ligases, each thought be subject to regulatory control and to have a specific repertoire of substrates. Assessing the biological roles of ligases, and in particular, identifying their biologically relevant substrates has been a persistent yet challenging question. In this study we describe tools that may help achieve both of these goals. We describe a strategy whereby the activity of a ubiquitin ligase has been enzymatically reversed, accomplished by fusing it to a catalytic domain of an exogenous deubiquitinating enzyme...
April 6, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382534/pseudoprogression-radionecrosis-inflammation-or-true-tumor-progression-challenges-associated-with-glioblastoma-response-assessment-in-an-evolving-therapeutic-landscape
#15
REVIEW
Benjamin M Ellingson, Caroline Chung, Whitney B Pope, Jerrold L Boxerman, Timothy J Kaufmann
The wide variety of treatment options that exist for glioblastoma, including surgery, ionizing radiation, anti-neoplastic chemotherapies, anti-angiogenic therapies, and active or passive immunotherapies, all may alter aspects of vascular permeability within the tumor and/or normal parenchyma. These alterations manifest as changes in the degree of contrast enhancement or T2-weighted signal hyperintensity on standard anatomic MRI scans, posing a potential challenge for accurate radiographic response assessment for identifying anti-tumor effects...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379501/cardiovascular-effects-of-urate-lowering-therapies-in-patients-with-chronic-gout-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Tony Zhang, Janet E Pope
Objectives.: To determine if urate-lowering treatment (ULT) in gout can reduce cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. Methods.: Randomized trials were searched for treatment with ULT in gout. Eligible trials had to report CV safety of a ULT. Potential medications included allopurinol, febuxostat, pegloticase, rasburicase, probenecid, benzbromarone, sulphinpyrazone, losartan, fenofibrate and sodium-glucose linked transporter 2 inhibitors. Results.: A total of 3084 citations were found, with 642 duplicates...
March 30, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376994/building-emergency-public-information-structures-for-response-lessons-learned-from-new-york-city
#17
Nancy Silvestri
For an effective response, emergency public information operations should be structured to facilitate the provision of timely, accurate, accessible information to the public. A frequent challenge in building a public information structure is identifying the potential staff to allow the operation to get big enough, fast enough. A plan for managing public information operations should define roles to fulfil basic functions (responding to media enquiries, writing materials, disseminating information, media and social media monitoring, community engagement and identifying and addressing rumours)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375825/spontaneous-neoplasms-in-captive-virginia-opossums-didelphis-virginiana-a-retrospective-case-series-1989-2014-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Jenny P Pope, Robert L Donnell
This retrospective project summarizes the types of neoplasms identified in Virginia opossums ( Didelphis virginiana) presented to the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) postmortem service in 1989-2014 and serves as a review of the literature. Of the 85 Virginia opossums identified from the UTCVM case database, there were 17 diagnoses of neoplasia from 12 cases (14%). These cases included 8 females, 2 males, and 2 neutered males. All opossums with known ages (11 of 12) were >2 y old...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370447/trial-of-dextromethorphan-quinidine-to-treat-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia-in-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Susan H Fox, Leonard Verhagen Metman, John G Nutt, Matthew Brodsky, Stewart A Factor, Anthony E Lang, Laura E Pope, Nadine Knowles, João Siffert
BACKGROUND: Nondopaminergic pathways represent potential targets to treat levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease (PD). This pilot-study (NCT01767129) examined the safety/efficacy of the sigma-1 receptor-agonist and glutamatergic/monoaminergic modulator, dextromethorphan plus quinidine (to inhibit rapid dextromethorphan metabolism), for treating levodopa-induced dyskinesia. METHODS: PD patients were randomized to dextromethorphan/quinidine (45 mg/10 mg twice daily)/placebo in two 2-week double-blind, crossover treatment periods, with intervening 2-week washout...
March 30, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370313/mitral-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-and-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-in-cats-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#20
I Spalla, J R Payne, K Borgeat, A Pope, V Luis Fuentes, D J Connolly
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is associated with increased risk of death in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Mitral and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE and TAPSE, respectively) are measures of longitudinal systolic function and are reduced in human patients with HCM. HYPOTHESES: Cats with HCM have lower MAPSE and TAPSE compared to control cats; lower MAPSE and TAPSE are associated with the presence of congestive heart failure (CHF) and reduced survival time...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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