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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342195/association-between-pm10-pm2-5-no2-o3-and-self-reported-diabetes-in-italy-a-cross-sectional-ecological-study
#1
Riccardo Orioli, Giuseppe Cremona, Luisella Ciancarella, Angelo G Solimini
INTRODUCTION: Air pollution represents a serious threat to health on a global scale, being responsible for a large portion of the global burden of disease from environmental factors. Current evidence about the association between air pollution exposure and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is still controversial. We aimed to evaluate the association between area-level ambient air pollution and self-reported DM in a large population sample in Italy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We extracted information about self-reported and physician diagnosed DM, risk factors and socio-economic status from 12 surveys conducted nationwide between 1999 and 2013...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341969/pursuing-normality-reflections-on-cancer-survivorship-care-of-lymphoma-survivors
#2
Louise S Madsen, Charlotte Handberg
BACKGROUND: The present study explored the reflections on cancer survivorship care of lymphoma survivors in active treatment. Lymphoma survivors have survivorship care needs, yet their participation in cancer survivorship care programs is still reported as low. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand the reflections on cancer survivorship care of lymphoma survivors to aid the future planning of cancer survivorship care and overcome barriers to participation...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341963/role-of-the-anesthesiologist-intensivist-outside-the-icu-opportunity-to-add-value-for-the-hospital-or-an-unnecessary-distraction
#3
Suzanne Bennett, Erin Grawe, Courtney Jones, Sean A Josephs, Maggie Mechlin, William E Hurford
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Given the extremely expensive nature of critical care medicine, it seems logical that intensivists should play an active role in designing efficient systems of care. The true value of intensivists, however, is not well defined. RECENT FINDINGS: Anesthesiologists have taken key roles in improving patient safety in the operating room. Anesthesia-related mortality rates have decreased from 20 deaths per 100 000 anesthetics in the early 1980s to less than one death per 100 000 currently...
January 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341854/separation-of-brown-carbon-from-black-carbon-for-improve-and-csn-pm2-5-samples
#4
Judith C Chow, John G Watson, Mark C Green, Xiaoliang Wang, L-W Antony Chen, Dana L Trimble, Paul M Cropper, Steven D Kohl, Steven B Gronstal
The replacement of the DRI Model 2001 with Model 2015 thermal/optical analyzers (TOAs) results in continuity of the long-term organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC) data base, and it adds optical information with no additional carbon analysis effort. The value of multiwavelength light attenuation is that light absorption due to black carbon (BC) can be separated from that of brown carbon (BrC), with subsequent attribution to known sources such as biomass burning and secondary organic aerosols. There is evidence of filter loading effects for the 25% of all samples with the highest EC concentrations based on the ratio of light attenuation to EC...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340967/testing-the-actual-equivalence-of-automatically-generated-items
#5
Debora de Chiusole, Luca Stefanutti, Pasquale Anselmi, Egidio Robusto
If the automatic item generation is used for generating test items, the question of how the equivalence among different instances may be tested is fundamental to assure an accurate assessment. In the present research, the question was dealt by using the knowledge space theory framework. Two different ways of considering the equivalence among instances are proposed: The former is at a deterministic level and it requires that all the instances of an item template must belong to exactly the same knowledge states; the latter adds a probabilistic level to the deterministic one...
January 16, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340926/gastrointestinal-histoplasmosis-ileal-stricture-successfully-treated-with-through-the-scope-balloon-dilation-in-a-patient-with-hyperimmunoglobulin-m-syndrome
#6
Fredy Nehme, Kyle Rowe, Mohamad El Hawari, Maha Assi, Imad Nassif
Gastrointestinal histoplasmosis is common in patients with disseminated disease affecting both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. However, it is often unrecognized due to a lack of specific signs and symptoms. It has only rarely been reported to cause small bowel obstruction, during which surgical treatment was nearly always necessary. Little is known about the usefulness of endoscopic therapy in gastrointestinal histoplasmosis associated strictures. We report the case of a 32-year-old man with a history of hyperimmunoglobulin M syndrome who presented with small bowel obstruction secondary to disseminated gastrointestinal histoplasmosis...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340706/prognostic-implications-of-the-co-detection-of-the-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-system-and-osteopontin-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-undergoing-radiotherapy-and-correlation-with-gross-tumor-volume
#7
C Ostheimer, C Evers, M Bache, T Reese, D Vordermark
BACKGROUND: The urokinase plasminogen activator system (uPA, uPAR, PAI‑1) is upregulated in cancer and high plasma levels are associated with poor prognosis. Their interaction with hypoxia-related osteopontin (OPN) which is also overexpressed in malignant tumors suggests potential clinical relevance. However, the prognostic role of the uPA system in the radiotherapy (RT) of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), particularly in combination with OPN, has not been investigated so far. METHODS: uPA, uPAR, PAI‑1 and OPN plasma levels of 81 patients with locally advanced or metastasized NSCLC were prospectively analyzed by ELISA before RT and were correlated to clinical patient/tumor data and prognosis after RT...
January 16, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340677/association-of-bariatric-surgery-using-laparoscopic-banding-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-or-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-vs-usual-care-obesity-management-with-all-cause-mortality
#8
Orna Reges, Philip Greenland, Dror Dicker, Morton Leibowitz, Moshe Hoshen, Ilan Gofer, Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Ran D Balicer
Importance: Bariatric surgery is an effective and safe approach for weight loss and short-term improvement in metabolic disorders such as diabetes. However, studies have been limited in most settings by lack of a nonsurgical group, losses to follow-up, missing data, and small sample sizes in clinical trials and observational studies. Objective: To assess the association of 3 common types of bariatric surgery compared with nonsurgical treatment with mortality and other clinical outcomes among obese patients...
January 16, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340013/the-small-molecule-si113-synergizes-with-mitotic-spindle-poisons-in-arresting-the-growth-of-human-glioblastoma-multiforme
#9
Claudia Abbruzzese, Giada Catalogna, Enzo Gallo, Simona di Martino, Anna M Mileo, Mariantonia Carosi, Vincenzo Dattilo, Silvia Schenone, Francesca Musumeci, Patrizia Lavia, Nicola Perrotti, Rosario Amato, Marco G Paggi
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the deadliest brain tumor. State-of-art GBM therapy often fails to ensure control of a disease characterized by high frequency of recurrences and progression. In search for novel therapeutic approaches, we assayed the effect of compounds from a cancer drug library on the ADF GBM cell line, establishing their elevated sensitivity to mitotic spindle poisons. Our previous work showed that the effectiveness of the spindle poison paclitaxel in inhibiting cancer cell growth was dependent on the expression of RANBP1, a regulatory target of the serine/threonine kinase SGK1...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339482/global-spectral-clustering-in-dynamic-networks
#10
Fuchen Liu, David Choi, Lu Xie, Kathryn Roeder
Community detection is challenging when the network structure is estimated with uncertainty. Dynamic networks present additional challenges but also add information across time periods. We propose a global community detection method, persistent communities by eigenvector smoothing (PisCES), that combines information across a series of networks, longitudinally, to strengthen the inference for each period. Our method is derived from evolutionary spectral clustering and degree correction methods. Data-driven solutions to the problem of tuning parameter selection are provided...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339460/dot-icm-translocated-proteins-important-for-biogenesis-of-the-coxiella-burnetii-containing-vacuole-identified-by-screening-of-an-effector-mutant-sub-library
#11
Emerson Crabill, Whitman B Schofield, Hayley J Newton, Andrew L Goodman, Craig R Roy
Coxiella burnetii is an intracellular pathogen that replicates in a lysosome-derived vacuole. A determinant necessary for C. burnetii virulence is the Dot/Icm type IVB secretion system (T4SS). The Dot/Icm system delivers more than 100 proteins, called type IV effectors (T4E), across the vacuolar membrane into the host cell cytosol. Several T4Es have been shown to be important for vacuolar biogenesis. Here, transposon insertion sequencing technology (INSeq) was used to identify C. burnetii Nine Mile phase II mutants in an arrayed library, which facilitated the identification and clonal isolation of mutants deficient in 70 different T4E proteins...
January 16, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339327/the-chaperonin-cct-promotes-the-formation-of-fibrillar-aggregates-of-%C3%AE-tubulin
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Luis Pouchucq, Pablo Lobos-Ruiz, Gisela Araya, José María Valpuesta, Octavio Monasterio
The type II chaperonin CCT is involved in the prevention of the pathogenesis of numerous human misfolding disorders, as it sequesters misfolded proteins, blocks their aggregation and helps them to achieve their native state. In addition, it has been reported that CCT can prevent the toxicity of non-client amyloidogenic proteins by the induction of non-toxic aggregates, leading to new insight in chaperonin function as an aggregate remodeling factor. Here we add experimental evidence to this alternative mechanism by which CCT actively promotes the formation of conformationally different aggregates of γ-tubulin, a non-amyloidogenic CCT client protein, which are mediated by specific CCT-γ-tubulin interactions...
January 12, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339168/selection-of-p2y12-inhibitor-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-or-acute-coronary-syndrome
#13
REVIEW
Udaya Tantry, Eliano P Navarese, Aung Myat, Paul Gurbel
The P2Y12 receptor plays a critical role in the amplification of platelet aggregation in response to various agonists and stable thrombus generation at the site of vascular injury leading to deleterious ischemic complications. Therefore, treatment with a P2Y12 receptor blocker is a major effective strategy to prevent ischemic complications in high -risk patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The determination of optimal platelet inhibition is based on maximizing antithrombotic properties while minimizing bleeding risk and is critically dependent on individual patient's propensity for thrombotic and bleeding risks...
January 12, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339126/addressing-the-impact-and-unmet-needs-of-nonadherence-in-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-where-do-we-go-from-here
#14
Richard Dekhuijzen, Federico Lavorini, Omar S Usmani, Job F M van Boven
Nonadherence to treatment, and its associated health and economic burden, is particularly problematic in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management because of heterogeneous patient populations and the need for an inhaled route of drug administration. Symptom variability, comorbidities, and device switching further add to suboptimal adherence rates. As opposed to controlled clinical trials, real-life studies show consistently low inhaler adherence in daily practice, yet exact adherence rates have long been affected by disagreement on standardized definitions...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338797/maternal-early-pregnancy-obesity-and-depressive-symptoms-during-and-after-pregnancy
#15
Satu M Kumpulainen, Polina Girchenko, Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen, Rebecca M Reynolds, Soile Tuovinen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Kati Heinonen, Eero Kajantie, Pia M Villa, Esa Hämäläinen, Hannele Laivuori, Katri Räikkönen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have linked maternal obesity with depressive symptoms during and after pregnancy. It remains unknown whether obesity associates with consistently elevated depressive symptoms throughout pregnancy, predicts symptoms postpartum when accounting for antenatal symptoms, and if co-morbid hypertensive and diabetic disorders add to these associations. We addressed these questions in a sample of Finnish women whom we followed during and after pregnancy. METHODS: Early pregnancy body mass index, derived from the Finnish Medical Birth Register and hospital records in 3234 PREDO study participants, was categorized into underweight (<18...
January 17, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338667/docosahexaenoic-acid-prevents-resistance-to-antiepileptic-drugs-in-two-animal-models-of-drug-resistant-epilepsy
#16
Melika Moezifar, Mohammad Sayyah, Morteza Zendehdel, Hakimeh Gavzan
OBJECTIVES: One-third of epileptic patients are resistant to antiepileptic drugs. Few clinical studies with small sample size indicate that polyunsaturated fatty acids could control drug-resistant epilepsy. We examined the efficacy of acute and chronic administration of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in two animal models of drug-resistant epilepsies, i.e. 6-Hz psychomotor seizures in mice and lamotrigine (LTG)-resistant kindled rats. METHODS: Mice received a single injection of DHA (300 µM, i...
January 16, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338444/adp53-gendicine-12-years-in-clinic-the-first-approved-gene-therapy-product-for-cancer
#17
Wei-Wei Zhang, Jianglong Li, Dinggang Li, Jiliang Liu, Xiuqin Li, Wei Li, Xiaolong Xu, Michael J Zhang, Lois Chandler, Hong Lin, Aiguo Hu, Wei Xu, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
Gendicine (Recombinant Human p53 Adenovirus, AdRSV-p53), developed by Shenzhen SiBiono GeneTech Company, was approved by CFDA in 2003. It has been used in clinical oncology for 12 years since it entered the market in 2004. As the first-in-class product for cancer gene therapy, Gendicine met its expectation and demonstrated with ample clinical data that it is safe and effective for treating cancer. SiBiono manufactured 41 batches in compliant with CFDA QC/QA requirements. Total 169,571 vials (1.0x1012 vector particles per vial) were used in more than 50,000 patients, among them about 5,000 were international form over 50 nations outside China...
January 16, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338280/variable-skeletal-anatomical-features-of-acromegaly-in-the-skull-and-craniocervical-junction
#18
Maria Piagkou, Othon Manolakos, Theodore Troupis, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Konstantinos Laios, Alexandros Samolis, Konstantinos Natsis
OBJECTIVE: This study adds important information regarding the morphological alterations caused by growth hormone hypersecretion in the skull and craniocervical junction (CCJ). A variably asymmetric skull due to acromegaly coexists with expansion of the paranasal sinuses and multiple Wormian bones. CASE REPORT: A pathologically asymmetric dry skull of a European male, aged 38 years at death, with cranial vault and skull base thickening is described. The extensive paranasal sinus pneumatization caused a generalized thinning of the bony walls...
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338279/the-chondrocoracoideus-muscle-a-rare-anatomical-variant-of-the-pectoral-area
#19
Dionysios Venieratos, Alexandros Samolis, Maria Piagkou, Stergios Douvetzemis, Alexandrina Kourotzoglou, Kontantinos Natsis
OBJECTIVE: The study adds important information regarding the descriptive anatomy of a very rarely reported unilateral chondrocoracoideus muscle (of Wood). Additionally it highlights the concomitant muscular and neural alterations. CASE REPORT: The current case presents the occurrence of a chondrocoracoideus muscle situated left-sided, as an extension of the abdominal portion of the pectoralis major muscle (PM). The chondrocoracoideus coexisted with a contralateral atypical PM, partially blended with the clavicular fibers of the deltoid muscle...
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337860/reporting-and-handling-of-indeterminate-bone-scan-results-in-the-staging-of-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
#20
Lars J Petersen, Jesper Strandberg, Louise Stenholt, Martin B Johansen, Helle D Zacho
Bone scintigraphy is key in imaging skeletal metastases in newly diagnosed prostate cancer. Unfortunately, a notable proportion of scans are not readily classified as positive or negative but deemed indeterminate. The extent of reporting of indeterminate bone scans and how such scans are handled in clinical trials are not known. A systematic review was conducted using electronic databases up to October 2016. The main outcome of interest was the reporting of indeterminate bone scans, analyses of how such scans were managed, and exploratory analyses of the association of study characteristics and the reporting of indeterminate bone scan results...
January 16, 2018: Diagnostics
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