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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057228/the-potential-for-big-data-in-animal-disease-surveillance-in-ireland
#1
Damien Barrett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055622/e-pluribus-unum-combining-molecular-strategies-to-defeat-head-and-neck-cancer
#2
John Barrett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049345/processing-of-the-major-autolysin-of-e-faecalis-atla-by-the-zinc-metalloprotease-gele-impacts-atla-septal-localization-and-cell-separation
#3
Emily K Stinemetz, Peng Gao, Kenneth L Pinkston, Maria Camila Montealegre, Barbara E Murray, Barrett R Harvey
AtlA is the major peptidoglycan hydrolase of Enterococcus faecalis involved in cell division and cellular autolysis. The secreted zinc metalloprotease, gelatinase (GelE), has been identified as an important regulator of cellular function through post-translational modification of protein substrates. AtlA is a known target of GelE, and their interplay has been proposed to regulate AtlA function. To study the protease-mediated post-translational modification of AtlA, monoclonal antibodies were developed as research tools...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048959/a-community-level-sodium-reduction-intervention-boston-2013-2015
#4
Carolyn J Brooks, Jessica Barrett, James Daly, Rebekka Lee, Nineequa Blanding, Anne McHugh, David Williams, Steven Gortmaker
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a community-level sodium-reduction intervention in Boston, Massachusetts. Reducing sodium in the food offerings of community settings may help reduce hypertension disparities. METHODS: We examined changes in the proportion of prepackaged foods with greater than 200 milligrams of sodium in 7 hospitals, 8 YMCAs, 4 community health centers, and 2 organizations serving homeless populations. Research assistants documented prepackaged items in cafeterias, kiosks, and vending machines before and after the intervention (2013-2015)...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046735/identification-of-a-key-role-of-widespread-epigenetic-drift-in-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#5
E Georg Luebeck, Kit Curtius, William D Hazelton, Sean Maden, Ming Yu, Prashanthi N Thota, Deepa T Patil, Amitabh Chak, Joseph E Willis, William M Grady
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have identified age-related changes in DNA methylation patterns in normal and cancer tissues in a process that is called epigenetic drift. However, the evolving patterns, functional consequences, and dynamics of epigenetic drift during carcinogenesis remain largely unexplored. Here we analyze the evolution of epigenetic drift patterns during progression from normal squamous esophagus tissue to Barrett's esophagus (BE) to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) using 173 tissue samples from 100 (nonfamilial) BE patients, along with publically available datasets including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046542/decadal-ecosystem-response-to-an-anomalous-melt-season-in-a-polar-desert-in-antarctica
#6
Michael N Gooseff, John E Barrett, Byron J Adams, Peter T Doran, Andrew G Fountain, W Berry Lyons, Diane M McKnight, John C Priscu, Eric R Sokol, Cristina Takacs-Vesbach, Martijn L Vandegehuchte, Ross A Virginia, Diana H Wall
Amplified climate change in polar regions is significantly altering regional ecosystems, yet there are few long-term records documenting these responses. The McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV) cold desert ecosystem is the largest ice-free area of Antarctica, comprising soils, glaciers, meltwater streams and permanently ice-covered lakes. Multi-decadal records indicate that the MDV exhibited a distinct ecosystem response to an uncharacteristic austral summer and ensuing climatic shift. A decadal summer cooling phase ended in 2002 with intense glacial melt ('flood year')-a step-change in water availability triggering distinct changes in the ecosystem...
September 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045941/relationship-between-visit-to-visit-blood-pressure-variability-bpv-and-kidney-function-in-patients-with-hypertension
#7
Barrett W Jeffers, Duo Zhou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the impact of kidney function (using estimated glomerular filtration rate, [eGFR]) on blood pressure variability (BPV) via a retrospective post hoc analysis of patients with hypertension enrolled in two large clinical trials. METHODS: Subject-level data were extracted from ASCOT (N=18,852) and ALLHAT (N=26,441) databases; both were randomized, active controlled studies, with treatment duration for hypertension ≥4 years. Visit-to-visit BPV was assessed using the square root of the coefficient of variation of systolic blood pressure (SBP) across visits from 12 weeks onwards...
October 18, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044104/mining-drives-extensive-deforestation-in-the-brazilian-amazon
#8
Laura J Sonter, Diego Herrera, Damian J Barrett, Gillian L Galford, Chris J Moran, Britaldo S Soares-Filho
Mining poses significant and potentially underestimated risks to tropical forests worldwide. In Brazil's Amazon, mining drives deforestation far beyond operational lease boundaries, yet the full extent of these impacts is unknown and thus neglected in environmental licensing. Here we quantify mining-induced deforestation and investigate the aspects of mining operations, which most likely contribute. We find mining significantly increased Amazon forest loss up to 70 km beyond mining lease boundaries, causing 11,670 km(2) of deforestation between 2005 and 2015...
October 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043979/warm-cozy-woodstoves-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-and-the-pm-they-produce-home-interventions-show-mixed-results-in-protecting-children-with-asthma
#9
Julia R Barrett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040490/proceedings-from-an-international-conference-on-ablation-therapy-for-barrett-s-mucosa-brittany-france-31-august-2-september-1997
#10
C G Bremner, T R Demeester
The increasing incidence of adenocarcinoma of the lower esophagus and cardia arising in Barrett's metaplastic epithelium continues to be of great concern because medical and surgical efforts to reverse the process have been disappointing. A potential answer to the problem is removal of the metaplastic epithelium. Modern technology has introduced physical and chemical modalities which facilitate ablation of the neo-epithelium endoscopically. These techniques have been used in several centers, and preliminary results are encouraging...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040482/strategies-to-reduce-pulmonary-complications-after-transhiatal-esophagectomy
#11
A M Gillinov, R F Heitmiller
Background: By eliminating a thoracotomy, transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) is purported to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications. However, data from many early series do not support this contention, documenting pulmonary complications in up to 50% of patients and pneumonia in 5%-20%. Since 1990, we have implemented a management strategy designed to maximize airway protection in the postoperative period. The purpose of this study was to determine the current incidence of pulmonary complications after transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039850/systematic-review-disease-activity-indices-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Marijn J Warners, Pieter Hindryckx, Barrett G Levesque, Claire E Parker, Lisa M Shackelton, Reena Khanna, William J Sandborn, Geert R D'Haens, Brian G Feagan, Albert J Bredenoord, Vipul Jairath
OBJECTIVES: There is no clear consensus regarding the most appropriate measure(s) of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) disease activity. We aimed to identify all scoring indices used for the measurement of disease activity in EoE, appraise their operating properties, and discuss their value as outcome measures. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL (The Cochrane library) were searched from inception to 11 May 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies that reported outcomes to measure EoE disease activity or response to treatment were eligible...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037925/radiographic-union-scoring-scale-for-determining-consolidation-rates-in-the-calcaneus
#13
Michael L Sganga, N Jake Summers, Brandon Barrett, Michael Matthews, Timothy Karthas, Lindsay Johnson, Jeremy J Cook, Philip Basile, Emily A Cook
The reliable evaluation of osseous consolidation after hindfoot osteotomy can be difficult. Concomitant hindfoot osteotomies often dictate the advancement of weightbearing, and radiographs are the mainstay imaging tool owing to cost, efficiency, and radiation exposure. Understanding the radiographic parameters that can be used to reliably determine osseous healing is paramount. However, currently, no reliable or validated method is available to determine osseous healing of hindfoot osteotomies in irregular bones of the foot...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037468/insights-into-the-pathophysiology-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#14
Michael Quante, Trevor A Graham, Marnix Jansen
Although researchers have identified genetic alterations that contribute to development of esophageal adenocarcinoma, we know little about features of patients or environmental factors that mediate progression of chronic acid biliary reflux to Barrett's esophagus and cancer. Increasing our understanding of the mechanisms by which normal squamous epithelium progresses to early-stage invasive cancer will help formulate rational surveillance guidelines and allow us to divest resources away from patients at low risk of malignancy...
October 13, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037271/trajectories-of-caregiver-burden-in-families-of-adult-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#15
Ann Wojtaszczyk, Myra Glajchen, Russell K Portenoy, Maria Berdella, Patricia Walker, Malcolm Barrett, Jack Chen, Amy Plachta, Julie Balzano, Ashley Fresenius, Kenya Wilder, Elinor Langfelder-Schwind, Lara Dhingra
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the experience of family caregivers of adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). This information is important for the identification of caregivers at risk for burden. METHODS: This was a longitudinal analysis of survey data obtained from caregivers of adult CF patients participating in an early intervention palliative care trial. Caregivers completed the validated Brief Assessment Scale for Caregivers (BASC) repeatedly over a 28-month period...
October 17, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036607/endoscopic-and-histopathologic-reflux-associated-mucosal-damage-in-the-remnant-esophagus-following-transthoracic-esophagectomy-for-cancer-5-year-long-term-follow-up
#16
H F Fuchs, H M Schmidt, M Meissner, S Brinkmann, M Maus, M Bludau, W Schröder, A H Hölscher, J M Leers
Gastroesophageal reflux is a common problem following esophagectomy and reconstruction with gastric interposition. Despite a routine prescription of proton pump inhibitors, reflux-associated mucosal damage in the remnant esophagus is frequently observed. Purpose of this study is to evaluate mucosal damage in the esophageal remnant during long-term follow-up and to compare the prevalence of this damage between the subgroups of esophageal squamous cell and adenocarcinoma. All patients undergoing transthoracic Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy were prospectively entered in our IRB approved database...
September 21, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036431/longitudinal-outcomes-of-radiofrequency-ablation-versus-surveillance-endoscopy-for-barrett-s-esophagus-with-low-grade-dysplasia
#17
A Kahn, M Al-Qaisi, V T Kommineni, J K Callaway, E S Boroff, G E Burdick, D M Lam-Himlin, M Temkit, M F Vela, F C Ramirez
Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus with low-grade dysplasia is recommended in recent American College of Gastroenterology guidelines, with endoscopic surveillance considered a reasonable alternative. Few studies have directly compared outcomes of radiofrequency ablation to surveillance and those that have are limited by short duration of follow-up. This study aims to compare the long-term effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation versus endoscopic surveillance in a large, longitudinal cohort of patients with Barrett's esophagus, and low-grade dysplasia...
September 27, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036278/perceptions-of-risk-and-therapy-among-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus-a-patient-survey-study
#18
M W Stier, N Lodhia, J Jacobs, D Nozicka, R Kavitt, U Siddiqui, I Waxman, V J Konda
Nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus has a risk of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma as low as 0.18-0.3% per person per year, and low-grade dysplasia as low as 0.5%. While adherence to guidelines and selection of management options varies, little is known about what modifies patient decision-making. This study aims to evaluate and identify factors that influence patient perceptions of risk and decisions about management. An independently developed and piloted survey was administered to patients at an academic hospital...
September 21, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035398/risks-factors-and-timing-of-genital-human-papillomavirus-hpv-infection-in-female-stem-cell-transplant-survivors-a-longitudinal-study
#19
D Shanis, P Anandi, C Grant, A Bachi, N Vyas, M A Merideth, P A Pophali, E Koklanaris, S Ito, B N Savani, A J Barrett, M Battiwalla, P Stratton
This longitudinal single-center study describes the timing and risk factors for genital human papillomavirus (HPV) disease in women after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Between 1994 and 2014, 109 females underwent HCT of whom 82 surviving transplant for >1 year had regular, comprehensive genital tract assessment and treatment of HPV disease. The cumulative proportions of any genital HPV infection at 1, 3, 5, 10 and 20 years were 4.8%, 14.9%, 28.1%, 36.7% and 40.9%, respectively. Demographic, disease-related factors, chronic GvHD (cGvHD) and its treatment were analyzed for their association with persistent, multifocal or severe genital HPV disease...
October 16, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034711/electromagnetically-guided-bedside-placement-of-post-pyloric-feeding-tubes-in-critical-care
#20
Danielle E Bear, Alice Champion, Katie Lei, Luigi Camporota, Nicholas A Barrett
Post-pyloric feeding is recommended in critically ill patients with gastro-intestinal intolerance. However, traditional placement methods are logistically difficult and carry potential risks. The authors retrospectively compared the position of post-pyloric feeding tubes (PPFTs) using an electromagnetic device that demonstrated by X-ray and analysed the complication rates, proportion of lung placements avoided and the time taken to establish enteral feeding. Forty placements in 37 mechanically ventilated patients were analysed; there was a success rate of 87...
October 12, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
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