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Katherine Y Le, Matthew D Park, Michael Otto
The primary virulence factor of the skin commensal and opportunistic pathogen, Staphylococcus epidermidis , is the ability to form biofilms on surfaces of implanted materials. Much of this microorganism's pathogenic success has been attributed to its ability to evade the innate immune system. The primary defense against S. epidermidis biofilm infection consists of complement activation, recruitment and subsequent killing of the pathogen by effector cells. Among pathogen-derived factors, the biofilm exopolysaccharide polysaccharide intercellular adhesion (PIA), as well as the accumulation-associated protein (Aap), and the extracellular matrix binding protein (Embp) have been shown to modulate effector cell-mediated killing of S...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Douglas A Canning
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May 2017: Journal of Urology
Sabrina Krause, Christina Boeck, Anja M Gumpp, Edit Rottler, Katharina Schury, Alexander Karabatsiakis, Anna Buchheim, Harald Gündel, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Christiane Waller
Background: Child maltreatment (CM) and attachment experiences are closely linked to alterations in the human oxytocin (OXT) system. However, human data about oxytocin receptor (OXTR) protein levels are lacking. Therefore, we investigated oxytocin receptor (OXTR) protein levels in circulating immune cells and related them to circulating levels of OXT in peripheral blood. We hypothesized reduced OXTR protein levels, associated with both, experiences of CM and an insecure attachment representation. Methods: OXTR protein expressions were analyzed by western blot analyses in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and plasma OXT levels were determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA) in 49 mothers...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Matthew R Sydes, Melissa R Spears, Malcolm D Mason, Noel W Clarke, David P Dearnaley, Johann S de Bono, Gert Attard, Simon Chowdhury, Bill Cross, Silke Gillessen, Zaf Malik, Rob Jones, Chris Parker, Alastair W S Ritchie, J Martin Russell, Robin Millman, David Matheson, Claire Amos, Clare Gilson, Alison Birtle, Susannah Brock, Lisa Capaldi, Prabir Chakraborti, Ananya Choudhury, Linda Evans, Daniel Ford, Joanna Gale, Stephanie Gibbs, Duncan Gilbert, Robert Hughes, Duncan McLaren, Jason Lester, Ashok Nikapota, Joe O'Sullivan, Omi Parikh, Clive Peedell, Andrew Protheroe, Sarah M Rudman, Richard Shaffer, Denise Sheehan, Matthew Simms, Narayanan Srihari, Räto Strebel, Santhanam Sundar, Shaun Tolan, David Tsang, Mohini Varughese, John Wagstaff, Mahesh K B Parmar, Nicholas D James
Background: Adding abiraterone acetate with prednisolone (AAP) or docetaxel with prednisolone (DocP) to standard-of-care (SOC) each improved survival in STAMPEDE: a multi-arm multi-stage platform randomised controlled protocol recruiting patients with high-risk locally advanced or metastatic PCa starting long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The protocol provides the only direct, randomised comparative data of SOC+AAP vs SOC+DocP. Method: Recruitment to SOC+DocP and SOC+AAP overlapped Nov-2011─Mar-2013...
February 26, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Minhui He, Qiong Hu, Yaqi Mei, Baojing Zhou, Jinming Kong, Xueji Zhang
The ability to directly detect alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in undiluted serum samples is of great importance for clinical diagnosis. In this work, we report the use of the distinctive metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) absorption properties of the Cu(BCA)2 + (BCA = bicinchoninic acid) reporter for the visual detection of ALP activity. In the presence of ALP, the substrate ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AAP) can be enzymatically hydrolyzed to release ascorbic acid (AA), which in turn reduces Cu2+ to Cu+ ...
2018: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
Hye-Sung Kim, Hyun-Jae Cho, Soo-Myoung Bae, Young-Youn Kim, Sung-In Baek, Kwang-Hak Bae
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the concentration levels of certain kinds of trace elements in hair are associated with periodontitis. We studied a total of 109 participants, which are composed of 25 participants with periodontitis and 84 participants without periodontitis. Periodontal conditions were assessed by measuring the periodontal clinical attachment loss and pocket depth, which were determined at six sites of all teeth. Periodontitis was defined according to the criteria of periodontitis proposed by CDC-AAP...
March 10, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Yu-Ting Gong, Fang Yuan, Yuming Dong, Zaijun Li, Guang-Li Wang
A novel and general strategy of split-type immunoassay is developed based on redox chemical reaction modulated photoelectrochemistry of carbon dots (CDs). Specifically, the photocurrent of the CDs sensitized titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) modified fluorine doped indium tin oxide (FTO) (that is the FTO/TiO2 /CDs) electrode was inhibited obviously by KMnO4 due to the oxidation of surface hydroxyl groups of CDs to electron accepting carbonyls. While the inhibited photocurrent of the KMnO4 treated FTO/TiO2 /CDs electrode can be restored by ascorbic acid (AA) because of the regeneration of electron donating hydroxyls to promote electron-hole separation...
July 19, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
James D Beck, Kevin L Moss, Thiago Morelli, Steven Offenbacher
BACKGROUND: This paper focuses on Periodontal Profile Class (PPC), a component of the Periodontal Profile Phenotype (P3 ) System that may be more representative of the periodontitis phenotype than current case definitions of periodontitis. Data illustrate the unique aspects of the PPC compared with other commonly used periodontal classification indices. METHODS: Latent Class Analysis (LCA) identified discrete classes of individuals grouped by tooth-level clinical parameters...
February 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Anne-Catherine Lehours, François Enault, Dominique Boeuf, Christian Jeanthon
In marine environments, aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic (AAP) bacterial assemblages vary in space and along environmental gradients but the factors shaping their diversity and distribution at different taxonomic levels remain poorly identified. Using sets of sequences encoding the M sub-unit of the photosynthetic apparatus from different oceanic regions, we prioritized the processes underlying AAP bacterial biogeographical patterns. The present analysis offers novel insights into the ecological distribution of marine AAP bacteria and highlights that physiological constraints play a key role in structuring AAP bacterial assemblages at a global scale...
March 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Bridgette L Kram, Jennifer M Schultheis, Shawn J Kram, Christopher E Cox
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether a pharmacist-initiated electronic handoff tool can reduce the overall, and potentially inappropriate, hospital discharge prescribing rate of atypical antipsychotics (AAP) initiated in AAP-naive critically ill adults. METHODS: This pre-post quality improvement study was initiated in 5 intensive care units (ICUs) at a large academic medical center. An electronic handoff tool (iVent) was utilized in the post-intervention period to enhance pharmacist communication at inpatient transitions of care...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Elizabeth A Johnson-Young
Breastfeeding is one of the top maternal priorities for many organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Focusing on the goals of Healthy People 2020, as well as the recommendations of other organizations, this paper investigates the impacts on women's intentions to breastfeed newborns for 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. This research used the theory of planned behavior (TPB) as a model to predict intentions for each duration of time...
February 27, 2018: Health Communication
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February 26, 2018: Pediatrics
Andrea C Wickremasinghe, Michael W Kuzniewicz, Charles E McCulloch, Thomas B Newman
Importance: Treatment of jaundiced newborns with subthreshold phototherapy (phototherapy given to newborns with bilirubin levels below those recommended in American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] guidelines) is common. However, the use of subthreshold phototherapy may have risks and increase costs, and, to date, it has not been systematically studied in newborns. Objectives: To estimate the efficacy of subthreshold phototherapy for newborns with total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels from 0...
February 26, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
Terri J Miller, Trina C Salm Ward, Marcie M McClellan, Lisa Dawson, Kate Ford, Lauren Polatty, Rebecca L Walcott, Phaedra S Corso
Sleep-related infant deaths continue to be a major, largely preventable cause of infant mortality, especially in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), as part of a multi-pronged safe infant sleep campaign, implemented a hospital initiative to (1) provide accurate safe infant sleep information to hospital personnel; (2) support hospitals in implementing and modeling safe sleep practices; and (3) provide guidance on addressing caregiver safe sleep concerns. A process evaluation was conducted to determine progress toward four goals set out by DPH: (1) all birthing hospitals have a safe infant sleep policy; (2) all safe infant sleep policies reference the AAP 2011 recommendations; (3) all safe infant sleep policies specify the type and/or content of patient safe sleep education; and (4) all hospitals require regular staff training on safe sleep recommendations...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Community Health
Deborah A Raines
OBJECTIVE: To explore factors that influence parental behaviors related to newborn sleep positions and environments in the home after hospital discharge. DESIGN: A descriptive qualitative study conducted by telephone. SETTING: A 290-bed academic teaching hospital in an urban setting with a Level 3 perinatal center and approximately 4,500 births per year. PARTICIPANTS: Participants (N = 60) were recruited from the patient population of the mother-baby unit...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Jaclyn Boulais, Teresa Vente, Mary Daley, Saradha Ramesh, Jennifer McGuirl, Bonnie Arzuaga
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to determine the incidence of parental concern for mortality (PCM) and any potential predictors for it among parents of infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and (2) to explore physicians' perspectives with respect to PCM in the NICU and to examine current practices of addressing it. STUDY DESIGN: Separate questionnaires were distributed to members of the AAP Section on Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine District I and to NICU parents post discharge, to gather perspectives from each group...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci, Kristine M Nacion, Karen Leonhart, Jennifer N Cooper, Sarah Hudson Scholle, Kelly J Kelleher
BACKGROUND: Preventive quality measures for the foster care population are largely untested. The objective of the study is to identify healthcare quality measures for young children and adolescents in foster care and to test whether the data required to calculate these measures can be feasibly extracted and interpreted within an electronic health records or within the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System. METHODS: The AAP Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care served as the guideline for determining quality measures...
February 22, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Maria R Mascarenhas
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February 21, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Ana I Freitas, Nathalie Lopes, Fernando Oliveira, Susana Brás, Ângela França, Carlos Vasconcelos, Manuel Vilanova, Nuno Cerca
AIM: To understand the relationship between ica, aap and bhp gene expression and the implications in biofilm formation in selected clinical and commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates. MATERIAL & METHODS: Isolates were analyzed regarding their biofilm-forming capacity, biochemical matrix composition, biofilm spatial organization and expression of biofilm-related genes. RESULTS: On polysaccharide intercellular adhesin-dependent biofilms, aap and bhp contributions for the biofilm growth were negligible, despite very high levels of expression...
February 22, 2018: Future Microbiology
Hankil Lee, Dong-Ho Song, Jin-Won Kwon, Euna Han, Min-Jung Chang, Hye-Young Kang
To examine the associations between atypical antipsychotic (AAP) exposure and the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Korean pediatric patients with psychiatric disorders, we conducted a nested case-control study using the claims data of the National Health Insurance system of Korea between 2010 and 2014. A cohort of patients with psychiatric disorders was identified, and enrollment was taken as the date of the first psychiatric diagnosis. Cases involved patients with a diagnosis of T2DM or prescriptions for glucose lowering drugs after enrollment, and the identification of T2DM was defined as the index date...
February 19, 2018: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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