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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219966/the-child-witness-in-the-courtroom
#1
Robert H Pantell
Beginning in the 1980s, children have increasingly served as witnesses in the criminal, civil, and family courts; currently, >100 000 children appear in court each year. This statement updates the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement "The Child as a Witness" and the subsequent 1999 "The Child in Court: A Subject Review." It also builds on existing AAP policy on adverse life events affecting children and resources developed to understand and address childhood trauma. The purpose of this policy statement is to provide background information on some of the legal issues involving children testifying in court, including the accuracy and psychological impact of child testimony; to provide suggestions for how pediatricians can support patients who will testify in court; and to make recommendations for policy improvements to minimize the adverse psychological consequences for child witnesses...
February 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219698/protective-effects-of-diallyl-disulfide-against-acetaminophen-induced-nephrotoxicity-a-possible-role-of-cyp2e1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#2
Je-Won Ko, Jin-Young Shin, Jeong-Won Kim, Sung-Hyeuk Park, Na-Rae Shin, In-Chul Lee, In-Sik Shin, Changjong Moon, Sung-Ho Kim, Sung-Hwan Kim, Jong-Choon Kim
Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a degradation product of allicin which is contained in garlic. This study investigated the protective effects of DADS against acetaminophen (AAP)-induced nephrotoxicity and the molecular mechanisms of nephroprotective effects in rats. AAP caused severe nephrotoxicity as evidenced by significant increases in renal tubular cell apoptosis, mitochondria-mediated apoptosis, and up-regulation of nuclear transcription factor kappa-B (NF-κB), cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in the kidney with histopathological alterations...
February 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219249/enhanced-photoelectrochemical-method-for-sensitive-detection-of-protein-kinase-a-activity-using-tio2-g-c3n4-pamam-dendrimer-and-alkaline-phosphatase
#3
Xue Li, Lusheng Zhu, Yunlei Zhou, Huanshun Yin, Shiyun Ai
A novel photoelectrochemical (PEC) assay is developed for sensitive detection of protein kinase A (PKA) activity based on PKA-catalyzed phosphorylation reaction in solution and signal amplification strategy triggered by PAMAM dendrimer and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). In this strategy, it is noteworthy at this point that PKA phosphorylation was achieved in solution instead of on the surface of the electrode, which has advantages of the good contact in reactants and simple experimental procedure. For immobilizing the phosphorylated peptide (P-peptide) on electrode surface, graphite-like carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) complex is synthesized and characterized, which plays a significant role for TiO2 conjugating phosphate groups and g-C3N4 providing PEC signal...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213605/2017-recommendations-for-preventive-pediatric-health-care
#4
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The 2017 Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (Periodicity Schedule) have been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and represents a consensus of AAP and the Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule Workgroup. Each child and family is unique; therefore, these recommendations are designed for the care of children who are receiving competent parenting, have no manifestations of any important health problems, and are growing and developing in a satisfactory fashion. Developmental, psychosocial, and chronic disease issues for children and adolescents may require frequent counseling and treatment visits separate from preventive care visits...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213364/safety-and-antitumor-activity-of-apalutamide-arn-509-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-with-and-without-prior-abiraterone-acetate-and-prednisone
#5
Dana E Rathkopf, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Neal D Shore, Ronald F Tutrone, Joshi J Alumkal, Charles J Ryan, Mansoor Saleh, Ralph J Hauke, Rajesh Bandekar, Edna Chow Maneval, Carla J de Boer, Margaret K Yu, Howard I Scher
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of apalutamide before or after treatment with abiraterone acetate and prednisone (AAP) in patients with progressive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Two cohorts were studied: AAP-naïve and post-AAP patients who had received ≥6 months of AAP. Patients had progressive mCRPC per rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and/or imaging, without prior chemotherapy exposure. All received apalutamide 240 mg/day...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212324/differential-gene-expression-in-the-meristem-and-during-early-fruit-growth-of-pisum-sativum-l-identifies-potential-targets-for-breeding
#6
Annu Smitha Ninan, Anish Shah, Jiancheng Song, Paula E Jameson
For successful molecular breeding it is important to identify targets to the gene family level, and in the specific species of interest, in this case Pisum sativum L. The cytokinins have been identified as a key breeding target due to their influence on plant architecture, and on seed size and sink activity. We focused on the cytokinin biosynthetic gene family (the IPTs) and the gene family key to the destruction of cytokinins (the CKXs), as well as other gene families potentially affected by changing cytokinin levels...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210435/role-of-thr399ile-and-asp299gly-polymorphisms-of-toll-like-receptor-4-gene-in-acute-dental-abscess
#7
Ebrahim Miri-Moghaddam, Narges Farhad-Mollashahi, Elnaz Baghaee, Ali Bazi, Yasaman Garme
BACKGROUND: Apical Periodontitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease that affects the tissues surrounding the root end of a tooth. The disease which is caused by endodontic infections presents in different clinical ways including development of an acute abscess. Recent studies have provided information suggesting role of a multitude of factors in pathogenesis of acute apical abscess (AAA). In this case-control study, our goal was to evaluate the frequency and potential role of two common polymorphisms of toll like receptor-4 (TLR-4) gene; Thr399Ile (1196 C>T) and Asp299Gly (+896 A>G), in 50 patients with AAA as cases and 50 patients with asymptomatic apical periodontitis (AAP) as controls...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209292/cholesterol-screening-and-treatment-practices-and-preferences-a-survey-of-united-states-pediatricians
#8
Sarah D de Ferranti, Angie Mae Rodday, Susan K Parsons, William L Cull, Karen G O'Connor, Stephen R Daniels, Laurel K Leslie
OBJECTIVES: To determine pediatricians' practices, attitudes, and barriers regarding screening for and treatment of pediatric dyslipidemias in 9- to 11-year-olds and 17- to 21-year-olds. STUDY DESIGN: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2013-2014 Periodic Survey of a national, randomly selected sample of 1627 practicing AAP physicians. Pediatricians' responses were described and modeled. RESULTS: Of 614 (38%) respondents who met eligibility criteria, less than half (46%) were moderately/very knowledgeable about the 2008 AAP cholesterol statement; fewer were well-informed about 2011 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Guidelines or 2007 US Preventive Service Task Force review (both 26%)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28200025/preliminary-evaluation-of-the-niaaa-aap-brief-alcohol-use-screener
#9
Alan Meca, Jonathan G Tubman, Timothy Regan, Diane D Zheng, Rhoda Moise, Tae Kyoung Lee, Mary H Soares, Maria R Velazquez, Andrew Egbert, Seth J Schwartz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194995/aerobic-anoxygenic-phototrophs-in-gold-mine-tailings-in-nopiming-provincial-park-manitoba-canada
#10
Elizabeth Hughes, Breanne Head, Chris Maltman, Michele Piercey-Normore, Vladimir Yurkov
A sampling trip to Central Gold Mine, Nopiming Provincial Park, Canada, was taken in September 2011. Abundance, distribution, and physiology of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs (AAP) from 4 locations were studied. Enumeration revealed 14.6% of culturable microbes were AAP. Five strains (NM4.16, NM4.18, C4, C9, C11) were chosen for analysis. All grow best on complex media without vitamin requirements and with an optimal pH 7.0-8.0, with strain C4 preferring pH 6.0. Strain NM4.18 tolerates the highest pH 11.0. Optimal temperature for all is 28 °C (range of 2-37 °C except NM4...
February 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193298/does-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-change-the-surgical-decision-in-surgically-na%C3%A3-ve-non-syndromic-children-with-snoring-sleep-disordered-breathing-from-the-standard-adenotonsillectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Malak Jamal Gazzaz, André Isaac, Scott Anderson, Noura Alsufyani, Yaser Alrajhi, Hamdy El-Hakim
BACKGROUND: Adenotonsillectomy is the most commonly performed operation for pediatric snoring/sleep disordered breathing (S/SDB). However, 20-40% of patients will fail to improve. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) may provide a more individualized surgical plan and limit unsuccessful surgeries. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of DISE on surgical decision-making in surgically naïve children with S/SDB. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study was undertaken at the Stollery Children's Hospital...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193195/assessing-the-burden-of-treatment-emergent-adverse-events-associated-with-atypical-antipsychotic-medications
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Pierre-Michel Llorca, Christophe Lançon, Ann Hartry, T Michelle Brown, Dana B DiBenedetti, Siddhesh A Kamat, Clément François
BACKGROUND: Treatment of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical antipsychotics (AAPs) show improved efficacy and reduced side effect burden compared with older antipsychotic medications. However, a risk of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) remains. TEAEs are hard to quantify and perspectives on the importance of TEAEs differ across patients and between patients and physicians. The current study is a qualitative assessment that investigates TEAEs of AAPs from both patient and physician perspectives to provide better understanding of the occurrence and burden of TEAEs associated with these medications...
February 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182607/advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices-recommended-immunization-schedule-for-children-and-adolescents-aged-18-years-or-younger-united-states-2017
#13
Candice L Robinson, José R Romero, Allison Kempe, Cynthia Pellegrini
In October 2016, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approved the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger-United States, 2017. The 2017 child and adolescent immunization schedule summarizes ACIP recommendations, including several changes from the 2016 immunization schedules, in three figures, and footnotes for the figures. These documents can be found on the CDC immunization schedule website (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html)...
February 10, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179632/clinical-exome-sequencing-for-cerebellar-ataxia-and-spastic-paraplegia-uncovers-novel-gene-disease-associations-and-unanticipated-rare-disorders
#14
Bart P van de Warrenburg, Meyke I Schouten, Susanne T de Bot, Sascha Vermeer, Rowdy Meijer, Maartje Pennings, Christian Gilissen, Michèl Aap Willemsen, Hans Scheffer, Erik-Jan Kamsteeg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178913/training-us-health-care-professionals-on-human-trafficking-where-do-we-go-from-here
#15
Clydette Powell, Kirsten Dickins, Hanni Stoklosa
: Some 21 million adults and children are labor-trafficked or sex-trafficked through force, fraud, or coercion. In recognition of the interface between trafficking victims and the healthcare setting, over the last 10 years there has been a notable increase in training of health care professionals (HCPs) on human trafficking (HT) and its health implications. Many organizations have developed curricula and offered training in various clinical settings. However, methods and content of this education on trafficking vary widely, and there is little evaluation of the impact of the training...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168645/everything-in-moderation-moderate-use-of-screens-unassociated-with-child-behavior-problems
#16
Christopher J Ferguson
The impact of children's use of "screen" media including television and computer games, continues to be debated. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) until recently recommended a relatively restrictive screen time diet of 2 h or less for most youth. A representative correlational sample of youth were assessed for links between screen time and risky behavioral outcomes. Data collection occurred in 2013 conducted by the State of Florida. Use of screens that was moderately high, in excess of the AAP's former recommendations, but not excessive (1 SD or higher than average), was not associated with delinquency, risky behaviors, sexual behaviors, substance abuse, reduced grades or mental health problems...
February 7, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155925/an-enzyme-induced-au-ag-core-shell-nanostructure-used-for-an-ultrasensitive-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-immunoassay-of-cancer-biomarkers
#17
Lin Yang, Ming Xuan Gao, Lei Zhan, Min Gong, Shu Jun Zhen, Cheng Zhi Huang
Early detection of cancer is helpful for the control and prevention of diseases. Due to the low content of cancer biomarkers in the early disease phases, however, an ultrasensitive and selective method is critical. In this contribution, an ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) immunoassay is newly developed with the principle of introducing a common enzyme-induced deposition (EID) reaction to coat a silver layer on the surface of gold nanoparticles and to form a core-shell nanostructure of Au@Ag...
February 3, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155137/successful-use-of-14-c-paracetamol-microdosing-to-elucidate-developmental-changes-in-drug-metabolism
#18
Miriam G Mooij, Esther van Duijn, Catherijne A J Knibbe, Karel Allegaert, Albert D Windhorst, Joost van Rosmalen, N Harry Hendrikse, Dick Tibboel, Wouter H J Vaes, Saskia N de Wildt
BACKGROUND: We previously showed the practical and ethical feasibility of using [(14)C]-microdosing for pharmacokinetic studies in children. We now aimed to show that this approach can be used to elucidate developmental changes in drug metabolism, more specifically, glucuronidation and sulfation, using [(14)C]paracetamol (AAP). METHODS: Infants admitted to the intensive care unit received a single oral [(14)C]AAP microdose while receiving intravenous therapeutic AAP every 6 h...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153233/novel-turn-on-fluorescent-detection-of-alkaline-phosphatase-based-on-green-synthesized-carbon-dots-and-mno2-nanosheets
#19
Fengli Qu, Haimeng Pei, Rongmei Kong, Shuyun Zhu, Lian Xia
Using sterculia lychnophora seeds as precursors for the first time, fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) were synthesized by simple hydrothermal treatment. The quantum yield of as-synthesized CDs was 6.9% by using quinine sulfate as the reference. The fluorescence of CDs could be effectively quenched by a MnO2 nanosheet based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). Ascorbic acid (AA) could reduce MnO2 to Mn(2+) and result in the destruction of the MnO2 nanosheets, which could induce the fluorescence recovery of the CDs...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151865/differential-effects-of-stress-and-african-ancestry-on-preterm-birth-and-related-traits-among-us-born-and-immigrant-black-mothers
#20
Hui-Ju Tsai, Pamela J Surkan, Stella M Yu, Deanna Caruso, Xiumei Hong, Tami R Bartell, Anastacia D Wahl, Claire Sampankanpanich, Anne Reily, Barry S Zuckerman, Xiaobin Wang
Preterm birth (PTB, <37 weeks of gestation) is influenced by a wide range of environmental, genetic and psychosocial factors, and their interactions. However, the individual and joint effects of genetic factors and psychosocial stress on PTB have remained largely unexplored among U.S. born versus immigrant mothers.We studied 1121 African American women from the Boston Birth Cohort enrolled from 1998 to 2008. Regression-based analyses were performed to examine the individual and joint effects of genetic ancestry and stress (including lifetime stress [LS] and stress during pregnancy [PS]) on PTB and related traits among U...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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