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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815220/severity-and-outcomes-of-acute-alcoholic-pancreatitis-in-cannabis-users
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Hemant Goyal, Kelsey Guerreso, Betsy Smith, Kaitlin Harper, Sheetal Patel, Akash Patel, Puja Parikh
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is the most commonly and widely used illicit drug in the world and is also the most commonly used drug of abuse in alcohol drinkers. Experimental studies have shown conflicting results of the effects of cannabis on the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). The purpose of this study is to ascertain the clinical effects of simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use on severity at presentation and outcomes of acute alcoholic pancreatitis (AAP). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on the patients discharged with principle or secondary diagnosis of AP using ICD-9 & ICD-10 codes during the time period from January 2006 to December 2015 at a large community-based hospital in Central Georgia...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814554/crawford-jakubiak-je-alderman-em-leventhal-jm-aap-committee-on-child-abuse-and-neglect-aap-committee-on-adolescence-care-of-the-adolescent-after-an-acute-sexual-assault-pediatrics-2017-139-3-e20164243
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800492/adding-abiraterone-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-men-with-metastatic-hormone-sensitive-prostate-cancer-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Larysa H M Rydzewska, Sarah Burdett, Claire L Vale, Noel W Clarke, Karim Fizazi, Thian Kheoh, Malcolm D Mason, Branko Miladinovic, Nicholas D James, Mahesh K B Parmar, Melissa R Spears, Christopher J Sweeney, Matthew R Sydes, NamPhuong Tran, Jayne F Tierney
BACKGROUND: There is a need to synthesise the results of numerous randomised controlled trials evaluating the addition of therapies to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). This systematic review aims to assess the effects of adding abiraterone acetate plus prednisone/prednisolone (AAP) to ADT. METHODS: Using our framework for adaptive meta-analysis (FAME), we started the review process before trials had been reported and worked collaboratively with trial investigators to anticipate when eligible trial results would emerge...
August 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800334/baseline-predictors-of-antipsychotic-treatment-continuation-and-response-at-week-8-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-with-psychosis-or-aggressive-symptoms-an-analysis-of-the-catie-ad-study
#4
Tomoyuki Nagata, Shinichiro Nakajima, Shunichiro Shinagawa, Eric Plitman, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Ariel Graff-Guerrero, Masaru Mimura
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate predictors of atypical antipsychotic (AAP) treatment continuation and response by week 8 in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) who have psychotic/aggressive symptoms using the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness-Alzheimer's Disease (CATIE-AD) dataset. METHODS: Clinical data was utilized from 421 AD outpatients with psychotic/aggressive symptoms who needed interventional treatment...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771413/aap-publications-reaffirmed-or-retired
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768875/relevance-of-assembly-activating-protein-for-adeno-associated-virus-vector-production-and-capsid-protein-stability-in-mammalian-and-insect-cells
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Stefanie Große, Magalie Penaud-Budloo, Anne-Kathrin Herrmann, Kathleen Börner, Julia Fakhiri, Vibor Laketa, Chiara Krämer, Ellen Wiedtke, Manuel Gunkel, Lucie Ménard, Eduard Ayuso, Dirk Grimm
The discovery that Adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV2) encodes an eighth protein, called assembly-activating protein (AAP), transformed our understanding of wild-type AAV biology. Concurrently, it raised questions about the role of AAP during production of recombinant vectors based on natural or molecularly engineered AAV capsids. Here, we show that AAP is indeed essential for generation of functional recombinant AAV2 vectors in both, mammalian and insect cell-based vector production systems. Surprisingly, we observed that AAV2 capsid proteins VP1-3 are unstable in the absence of AAP2, likely due to rapid proteasomal degradation...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767291/improving-asthma-control-through-asthma-action-plans-a-quality-improvement-project-at-a-midwest-community-clinic
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Laila S Akhter, Jeyn L Monkman, Gao Vang, Jeanne Pfeiffer
This urban community clinic had poor asthma outcomes compared to the state of Minnesota. The standard of care supports an annual Asthma Action Plan (AAP). However, the majority of patients at this clinic had not received one. This quality improvement project aimed to improve asthma control, measured by an asthma control test of at least 20, through AAP implementation supported by all team members. The clinic's interdisciplinary champion group implemented workflow changes via practice facilitation and Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles...
July 2017: Journal of Community Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766090/what-do-pediatricians-tell-parents-about-bed-sharing
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Paula Schaeffer, Andrea G Asnes
Background and objectives Despite the risks of bed-sharing, little is known about what pediatricians tell parents about bed-sharing with infants and whether pediatricians provide specific recommendations outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This study aimed to understand pediatricians' opinions about bed-sharing and the advice pediatricians provide to parents about bed sharing. Methods The study employed a qualitative study design and the conceptual framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762687/developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-in-infants-a-clinical-report-from-the-aap-on-evaluation-and-referral
#9
Lisa Hauk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760621/distribution-of-aerobic-anoxygenic-phototrophs-in-the-eastern-adriatic-sea
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Danijela Šantić, Stefanija Šestanović, Ana Vrdoljak, Mladen Šolić, Grozdan Kušpilić, Živana Ninčević Gladan, Michal Koblížek
The spatial patterns of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs abundances were investigated, for the first time, in the Adriatic Sea. Also, the spatial patterns of the whole picoplankton community as well as the environmental factors that potentially influence these patterns were highlighted. AAP abundances was in average 66.9 ± 66.8 × 10(3) cell mL(-1), and their proportion in total bacteria was 7.3 ± 4.3%. These values are in the upper range of AAP abundances observed in marine environments. Multivariate analyses proved that environmental factors influenced the picoplankton community interdependently...
July 20, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745739/self-assembly-of-colloidal-molecules-that-respond-to-light-and-a-magnetic-field
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Sven Sagebiel, Lucas Stricker, Sabrina Engel, Bart Jan Ravoo
This communication reports a novel method to prepare Janus particles with light-responsive arylazopyrazole (AAP) polymer caps, which can be reversibly cross-linked to chain-like colloidal oligomers in the presence of cyclodextrin (CD) functionalized superparamagnetic nanoparticles. The resulting colloidal molecules are light-responsive and can be controlled by an external magnetic field.
August 17, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743582/acute-ethanol-and-taurine-intake-affect-absolute-alpha-power-in-frontal-cortex-before-and-after-exercise
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Dailson Paulucio, Bruno M da Costa, Caleb G Santos, Bruna Velasques, Pedro Ribeiro, Mariana Gongora, Mauricio Cagy, Renato L Alvarenga, Fernando A M S Pompeu
Taurine and alcohol has been popularly ingested through energy drinks. Reports from both compounds shows they are active on nervous system but little is known about the acute effect of these substances on the frontal cortex in an exercise approach. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of 0,6mldL(-1) of ethanol (ET), 6g of taurine (TA), and taurine with ethanol (TA+ET) intake on absolute alpha power (AAP) in the frontal region, before and after exercise. Nine participants were recruited, five women (22±3years) and four men (26±5years), for a counterbalanced experimental design...
July 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739656/guiding-principles-for-team-based-pediatric-care
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Julie P Katkin, Susan J Kressly, Anne R Edwards, James M Perrin, Colleen A Kraft, Julia E Richerson, Joel S Tieder, Liz Wall
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recognizes that children's unique and ever-changing needs depend on a variety of support systems. Key components of effective support systems address the needs of the child and family in the context of their home and community and are dynamic so that they reflect, monitor, and respond to changes as the needs of the child and family change. The AAP believes that team-based care involving medical providers and community partners (eg, teachers and state agencies) is a crucial and necessary component of providing high-quality care to children and their families...
July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735693/concomitant-use-of-atypical-antipsychotics-with-other-psychotropic-medication-classes-and-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Mehmet Burcu, Julie M Zito, Daniel J Safer, Laurence S Magder, Susan dosReis, Fadia T Shaya, Geoffrey L Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: More than half of youth treated with atypical antipsychotic (AAP) medications are also treated with concomitant antidepressants or stimulants. This study assessed the association between antidepressant or stimulant use concomitant with AAPs and the risk of incident type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHOD: Medicaid Analytic eXtract data were used to conduct a retrospective cohort study of youth (aged 5-20 years) who initiated AAP treatment. In AAP-treated youth, concomitant antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRI]/serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors [SNRIs], tricyclic/other cyclic antidepressants [TCAs], and other antidepressants) or stimulant use was assessed...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730756/animal-assisted-psychotherapy-for-young-people-with-behavioural-problems-in-residential-care
#15
Alexander Muela, Nekane Balluerka, Nora Amiano, Miguel Angel Caldentey, Jone Aliri
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of an animal-assisted psychotherapy (AAP) programme on clinical symptoms, personal adjustment, and adaptive skills in a group of adolescents in residential care who had experienced childhood trauma and who presented mental health problems and difficulties adapting to the care home environment. The 87 participants (Mage  = 15.17, SD = 1.53) were divided into two groups: a treatment group (25 girls and 27 boys; Mage  = 15.00, SD = 1.55) and a control group (9 girls and 26 boys; Mage  = 15...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728766/assessment-of-safe-sleep-validation-of-the-parent-newborn-sleep-safety-survey
#16
Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Rosemary Nabaweesi, Alison Rose Caballero, Samantha Hope Mullins, Beverly Kaye Miller, Mary Elizabeth Aitken
PURPOSE: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and suffocation account for more than half of all Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations describe the safest environments to protect infants. This study compared parent responses on the Newborn Sleep Safety Survey and observational assessments (N=72) of infant sleep environments in families thought to be at high-risk for non-compliance with AAP recommendations. DESIGN AND METHODS: A naturalistic study of participants enrolled in two home visitation support programs was used...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707417/defining-the-metal-specificity-of-a-multifunctional-biofilm-adhesion-protein
#17
Catherine T Chaton, Andrew B Herr
The accumulation associated protein (Aap) of Staphylococcus epidermidis mediates intercellular adhesion events necessary for biofilm growth. This process depends upon Zn(2+) -induced self-assembly of G5 domains within the B-repeat region of the protein, forming anti-parallel, intertwined protein 'ropes' between cells. Pleomorphism in the Zn(2+) -coordinating residues was observed in previously solved crystal structures, suggesting that the metal binding site might accommodate other transition metals and thereby support dimerization...
July 13, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707161/a-weight-independent-association-between-atypical-antipsychotic-medications-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#18
Habibolah Khazaie, Amir Sharafkhaneh, Sepideh Khazaie, Mohammad Rasoul Ghadami
BACKGROUND: With increasing use of atypical antipsychotic (AAP) agents, the concern has been raised about the association between AAP agents and medical complications. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common breathing disorder that adversely affects health and quality of life. Because the major risk factors for OSA are weight gain and obesity by altering the upper airway anatomy, an association between AAP and development of OSA is predictable. However, we hypothesized that AAP may promote OSA not only by weight gain but also because of its potential effects on upper airway muscle function...
July 13, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702672/chitosan-stabilized-platinum-nanoparticles-as-effective-oxidase-mimics-for-colorimetric-detection-of-acid-phosphatase
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Hao-Hua Deng, Xiu-Ling Lin, Yin-Huan Liu, Ke-Lin Li, Qiong-Qiong Zhuang, Hua-Ping Peng, Ai-Lin Liu, Xing-Hua Xia, Wei Chen
Capping molecules on the surface of nanomaterials not only enhance the dispersion and stability of nanomaterials but also greatly facilitate their surface modification and biological applications. However, most capping molecules can severely block the active sites of the catalytic core, thereby decreasing the enzymatic activity of nanomaterial-based enzyme mimics. This work demonstrates the superiority of chitosan (Ch) as a capping molecule for synthesizing catalytic platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs). The experimental results show that Ch simultaneously exhibits an excellent stabilizing effect and enhances the oxidase-like activity of PtNPs...
July 27, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697871/patterns-of-antimicrobial-agent-prescription-in-a-sentinel-population-of-canine-and-feline-veterinary-practices-in-the-united-kingdom
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D A Singleton, F Sánchez-Vizcaíno, S Dawson, P H Jones, P J M Noble, G L Pinchbeck, N J Williams, A D Radford
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly important global health threat and the use of antimicrobial agents is a key risk factor in its development. This study describes antimicrobial agent prescription (AAP) patterns over a 2year period using electronic health records (EHRs) from booked consultations in a network of 457 sentinel veterinary premises in the United Kingdom. A semi-automated classification methodology was used to map practitioner defined product codes in 918,333 EHRs from 413,870 dogs and 352,730 EHRs from 200,541 cats, including 289,789 AAPs...
June 2017: Veterinary Journal
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