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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658975/thumb-basal-joint-arthroplasty-prospective-comparison-of-perioperative-analgesia-and-opioid-consumption
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Andrew J Miller, Michael Livesey, Dennis P Martin, Jack Abboudi, William H Kirkpatrick, Frederic E Liss, Christopher M Jones, Mark L Wang, Jonas L Matzon, Asif M Ilyas
Trapeziectomy alone or in combination with a suspensionplasty technique is a common surgical treatment for symptomatic thumb basal joint arthritis. The authors undertook a prospective comparative study to test the hypothesis that peripheral nerve blocks would provide better pain control than local anesthesia with bupivacaine or liposomal bupivacaine regarding pain scores and opioid pill consumption. Patients who elected to undergo basal joint arthroplasty were allocated to 1 of 3 postoperative pain management groups: (1) peripheral nerve block, (2) local anesthesia with bupivacaine, or (3) local anesthesia with liposomal bupivacaine...
April 16, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651196/resolving-alliance-ruptures-from-an-attachment-informed-perspective
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Madeleine Miller-Bottome, Alessandro Talia, Jeremy D Safran, J Christopher Muran
In this article, we examine how the different attachment patterns enable or hinder the resolution of ruptures in the therapeutic alliance. We try to show that secure and insecure patients alike may experience ruptures in the therapeutic alliance, but that their ability to participate in resolving such ruptures differ markedly. Recent findings with the Patient Attachment Coding System (PACS) show that attachment classifications manifest in psychotherapy as distinct ways of communicating about present internal experience...
April 2018: Psychoanalytic Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650804/exploring-variation-in-glycemic-control-across-and-within-eight-high-income-countries-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-64-666-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Dimitrios Charalampopoulos, Julia M Hermann, Jannet Svensson, Torild Skrivarhaug, David M Maahs, Karin Akesson, Justin T Warner, Reinhard W Holl, Niels H Birkebæk, Ann K Drivvoll, Kellee M Miller, Ann-Marie Svensson, Terence Stephenson, Sabine E Hofer, Siri Fredheim, Siv J Kummernes, Nicole Foster, Lena Hanberger, Rakesh Amin, Birgit Rami-Merhar, Anders Johansen, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Mark Clements, Ragnar Hanas
OBJECTIVE: International studies on childhood type 1 diabetes (T1D) have focused on whole-country mean HbA1c levels, thereby concealing potential variations within countries. We aimed to explore the variations in HbA1c across and within eight high-income countries to best inform international benchmarking and policy recommendations. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were collected between 2013 and 2014 from 64,666 children with T1D who were <18 years of age across 528 centers in Germany, Austria, England, Wales, US, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway...
April 12, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643105/a-next-generation-sequencing-based-assay-for-minimal-residual-disease-assessment-in-aml-patients-with-flt3-itd-mutations
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Mark J Levis, Alexander E Perl, Jessica K Altman, Christopher D Gocke, Erkut Bahceci, Jason Hill, Chaofeng Liu, Zhiyi Xie, Andrew R Carson, Valerie McClain, Timothy T Stenzel, Jeffrey E Miller
Internal tandem duplications in fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ( FLT3- ITDs) are common in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and confer a poor prognosis. A sensitive and specific assay for the detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in FLT3- ITD mutated AML could guide therapy decisions. Existing assays for MRD in FLT3- ITD AML have not been particularly useful because of limited sensitivity. We developed a sensitive and specific MRD assay for FLT3- ITD mutations using next-generation sequencing. The initial validation of this assay was performed by spiking fixed amounts of mutant DNA into wild-type DNA to establish a sensitivity of detection equivalent to ≥1 FLT3- ITD-containing cell in 10 000, with a minimum input of 100 000 cell equivalents of DNA...
April 24, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642376/transgenic-xenopus-laevis-line-for-in-vivo-labeling-of-nephrons-within-the-kidney
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Mark E Corkins, Hannah L Hanania, Vanja Krneta-Stankic, Bridget D DeLay, Esther J Pearl, Moonsup Lee, Hong Ji, Alan J Davidson, Marko E Horb, Rachel K Miller
Xenopus laevis embryos are an established model for studying kidney development. The nephron structure and genetic pathways that regulate nephrogenesis are conserved between Xenopus and humans, allowing for the study of human disease-causing genes. Xenopus embryos are also amenable to large-scale screening, but studies of kidney disease-related genes have been impeded because assessment of kidney development has largely been limited to examining fixed embryos. To overcome this problem, we have generated a transgenic line that labels the kidney...
April 6, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624409/validation-of-a-host-response-assay-septicyte%C3%A2-lab-for-discriminating-sepsis-from-sirs-in-the-icu
#6
Russell R Miller Iii, Bert K Lopansri, John P Burke, Mitchell Levy, Steven Opal, Richard E Rothman, Franco R D'Alessio, Venkataramana K Sidhaye, Neil R Aggarwal, Robert Balk, Jared A Greenberg, Mark Yoder, Gourang Patel, Emily Gilbert, Majid Afshar, Jorge P Parada, Greg S Martin, Annette M Esper, Jordan A Kempker, Mangala Narasimhan, Adey Tsegaye, Stella Hahn, Paul Mayo, Tom van der Poll, Marcus J Schultz, Brendon P Scicluna, Peter Klein Klouwenberg, Antony Rapisarda, Therese A Seldon, Leo C McHugh, Thomas D Yager, Silvia Cermelli, Dayle Sampson, Victoria Rothwell, Richard Newman, Shruti Bhide, James T Kirk, Krupa Navalkar, Roy F Davis, Roslyn A Brandon, Richard B Brandon
RATIONALE: A molecular test to distinguish between sepsis and systemic inflammation of non-infectious etiology could potentially have clinical utility. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of a molecular host response assay (SeptiCyte™ LAB) designed to distinguish between sepsis and non-infectious systemic inflammation in critically ill adults. METHODS: The study employed a prospective, observational, non-interventional design, and recruited a heterogeneous cohort of adult critical care patients from seven sites in the USA (N=249)...
April 6, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619886/assessment-of-conduit-assisted-primary-nerve-repair-strength-with-varying-suture-size-number-and-location
#7
Nikola Babovic, Derek Klaus, Matthew J Schessler, Patrick J Schimoler, Alexander Kharlamov, Mark C Miller, Peter Tang
BACKGROUND: Outcomes following digital nerve repair are suboptimal despite much research and various methods of repair. Increased tensile strength of the repair and decreased suture material at the repair site may be 2 methods of improving biologic and biomechanical outcomes, and conduit-assisted repair can aid in achieving both of these goals. METHODS: Ninety-nine fresh-frozen digital nerves were equally divided into 11 different groups. Each group uses a different combination of number of sutures at the coaptation site and number of sutures at each end of the nerve-conduit junction, as well as 2 calibers of nylon suture...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617585/outpatient-talc-administration-by-indwelling-pleural-catheter-for-malignant-effusion
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rahul Bhatnagar, Emma K Keenan, Anna J Morley, Brennan C Kahan, Andrew E Stanton, Mohammed Haris, Richard N Harrison, Rehan A Mustafa, Lesley J Bishop, Liju Ahmed, Alex West, Jayne Holme, Matthew Evison, Mohammed Munavvar, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Jurgen Herre, David Cooper, Mark Roberts, Anur Guhan, Clare Hooper, James Walters, Tarek S Saba, Biswajit Chakrabarti, Samal Gunatilake, Ioannis Psallidas, Steven P Walker, Anna C Bibby, Sarah Smith, Louise J Stadon, Natalie J Zahan-Evans, Y C Gary Lee, John E Harvey, Najib M Rahman, Robert F Miller, Nick A Maskell
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusion affects more than 750,000 persons each year across Europe and the United States. Pleurodesis with the administration of talc in hospitalized patients is the most common treatment, but indwelling pleural catheters placed for drainage offer an ambulatory alternative. We examined whether talc administered through an indwelling pleural catheter was more effective at inducing pleurodesis than the use of an indwelling pleural catheter alone. METHODS: Over a period of 4 years, we recruited patients with malignant pleural effusion at 18 centers in the United Kingdom...
April 5, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608535/genetic-survey-of-adult-onset-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Markus H Kuehn, Rajashree Mishra, Benjamin E Deonovic, Kimberly N Miller, Shana E McCormack, Grant T Liu, Mark J Kupersmith, Michael Wall
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition characterized by increased intracranial pressure of unknown cause. IIH has been shown to be associated with female sex as well as obesity. This genome-wide association study was performed to determine whether genetic variants are associated with this condition. METHODS: We analyzed the chromosomal DNA of 95 patients with IIH enrolled in the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial and 95 controls matched on sex, body mass index, and self-reported ethnicity...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607000/basaloid-follicular-hamartoma-a-case-report-and-a-novel-cosmetic-treatment
#10
Kelly Segars, Hassie Cooper, Daniel J Hogan, Richard Miller, Michael Heaphy, James Spencer
Introduction: Basaloid follicular hamartoma (BFH) is a rare, benign neoplasm of the hair follicle, characterized by multiple brown papules involving the face, scalp, and trunk. It is described by multiple clinical forms, and can present as localized or generalized. Diagnosis is made histologically via biopsy, which is important in order to distinguish BFH from basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or other malignant epithelial neoplasms. Correct diagnosis allows for the avoidance of unnecessary surgeries to remove benign lesions...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600809/radiosurgery-versus-open-surgery-for-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-the-randomized-controlled-rose-trial
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Nicholas M Barbaro, Mark Quigg, Mariann M Ward, Edward F Chang, Donna K Broshek, John T Langfitt, Guofen Yan, Kenneth D Laxer, Andrew J Cole, Penny K Sneed, Christopher P Hess, Wei Yu, Manjari Tripathi, Christianne N Heck, John W Miller, Paul A Garcia, Andrew McEvoy, Nathan B Fountain, Vincenta Salanova, Robert C Knowlton, Anto Bagić, Thomas Henry, Siddharth Kapoor, Guy McKhann, Adriana E Palade, Markus Reuber, Evelyn Tecoma
OBJECTIVE: To compare stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) versus anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) for patients with pharmacoresistant unilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). METHODS: This randomized, single-blinded, controlled trial recruited adults eligible for open surgery among 14 centers in the USA, UK, and India. Treatment was either SRS at 24 Gy to the 50% isodose targeting mesial structures, or standardized ATL. Outcomes were seizure remission (absence of disabling seizures between 25 and 36 months), verbal memory (VM), and quality of life (QOL) at 36-month follow-up...
March 30, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595814/whole-exome-sequencing-reanalysis-at-12-months-boosts-diagnosis-and-is-cost-effective-when-applied-early-in-mendelian-disorders
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Lisa J Ewans, Deborah Schofield, Rupendra Shrestha, Ying Zhu, Velimir Gayevskiy, Kevin Ying, Corrina Walsh, Eric Lee, Edwin P Kirk, Alison Colley, Carolyn Ellaway, Anne Turner, David Mowat, Lisa Worgan, Mary-Louise Freckmann, Michelle Lipke, Rani Sachdev, David Miller, Michael Field, Marcel E Dinger, Michael F Buckley, Mark J Cowley, Tony Roscioli
PurposeWhole-exome sequencing (WES) has revolutionized Mendelian diagnostics, however, there is no consensus on the timing of data review in undiagnosed individuals and only preliminary data on the cost-effectiveness of this technology. We aimed to assess the utility of WES data reanalysis for diagnosis in Mendelian disorders and to analyze the cost-effectiveness of this technology compared with a traditional diagnostic pathway.MethodsWES was applied to a cohort of 54 patients from 37 families with a variety of Mendelian disorders to identify the genetic etiology...
March 29, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588388/sumoylome-profiling-reveals-a-diverse-array-of-nuclear-targets-modified-by-the-sumo-ligase-siz1-during-heat-stress
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Therese C Rytz, Marcus J Miller, Fionn McLoughlin, Robert C Augustine, Richard S Marshall, Yu-Ting Juan, Yee-Yung Charng, Mark Scalf, Lloyd M Smith, Richard D Vierstra
The post-translational addition of Small Ubiquitin-Like Modifier (SUMO) is an essential protein modification in plants that provides protection against numerous environmental challenges. Ligation is accomplished by a small set of SUMO ligases, with the SAP-MIZ domain-containing SIZ1 and METHYL METHANESULFONATE-SENSITIVE 21 (MMS21) ligases having critical roles in stress protection and DNA endoreduplication/repair, respectively. To help identify their corresponding targets in Arabidopsis thaliana, we used siz1 and mms21 mutants for proteomic analyses of SUMOylated proteins enriched via an engineered SUMO1 isoform suitable for mass spectrometric studies...
March 27, 2018: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575672/serological-evidence-of-widespread-exposure-of-grenada-fruit-bats-to-chikungunya-virus
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D Stone, A C Lyons, Y-J S Huang, D L Vanlandingham, S Higgs, B J Blitvich, A A Adesiyun, S E Santana, L Leiser-Miller, S Cheetham
Antibody detection against selected potentially zoonotic vector-borne alphaviruses and flaviviruses was conducted on sera from bats from all six parishes in Grenada, West Indies. Sera were tested for (i) antibodies to flaviviruses West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, Ilhéus virus, Bussuquara virus (BSQV), Rio Bravo virus and all four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV) by plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT); (ii) antibodies to alphaviruses western equine encephalitis virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus and eastern equine encephalitis virus by epitope-blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA); and (iii) antibodies to the alphavirus chikungunya (CHIKV) by PRNT...
March 25, 2018: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565621/psychotherapy-with-american-indians-an-exploration-of-therapist-rated-techniques-in-three-urban-clinics
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Mark Beitel, Laurelle L Myhra, Joseph P Gone, Jacques P Barber, Alyssa Miller, Aaron Rasband, Christopher J Cutter, Richard S Schottenfeld, Declan T Barry
The aim of the project was to conduct psychotherapy research in American Indian mental health clinics. To date, very little psychotherapy research has been conducted in this area. We report the findings from a multisite investigation of psychotherapy techniques used with American Indians. Psychotherapists, working in three American Indian clinics, were asked to self-report the therapeutic interventions that they used in sessions with 93 separate adult American Indian outpatients. Each therapist rated each client exactly once, and thus data on 93 sessions were collected...
March 2018: Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565421/risks-of-breast-or-ovarian-cancer-in-brca1-or-brca2-predictive-test-negatives-findings-from-the-embrace-study
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Fabio Girardi, Daniel R Barnes, Daniel Barrowdale, Debra Frost, Angela F Brady, Claire Miller, Alex Henderson, Alan Donaldson, Alex Murray, Carole Brewer, Caroline Pottinger, D Gareth Evans, Diana Eccles, Fiona Lalloo, Helen Gregory, Jackie Cook, Jacqueline Eason, Julian Adlard, Julian Barwell, Kai Ren Ong, Lisa Walker, Louise Izatt, Lucy E Side, M John Kennedy, Marc Tischkowitz, Mark T Rogers, Mary E Porteous, Patrick J Morrison, Ros Eeles, Rosemarie Davidson, Katie Snape, Douglas F Easton, Antonis C Antoniou
PurposeBRCA1/BRCA2 predictive test negatives are proven noncarriers of a BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation that is carried by their relatives. The risk of developing breast cancer (BC) or epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) in these women is uncertain. The study aimed to estimate risks of invasive BC and EOC in a large cohort of BRCA1/BRCA2 predictive test negatives.MethodsWe used cohort analysis to estimate incidences, cumulative risks, and standardized incidence ratios (SIRs).ResultsA total of 1,895 unaffected women were eligible for inclusion in the BC risk analysis and 1,736 in the EOC risk analysis...
March 22, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562807/the-optimal-number-and-location-of-sutures-in-conduit-assisted-primary-digital-nerve-repair
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Peter Tang, Patrick J Schimoler, Hongkyun Kim, Brad M Gillman, Alexander Kharlamov, Mark Carl Miller
We evaluated the strength of conduit-assisted primary digital nerve repairs, with varying suture location and number, in 56 digital nerves from cadavers. Maximum load to failure was tested for the following seven repairs, designated by the number of epineurial sutures followed by the number of sutures at each end of the conduit: 4 (epineurial sutures)/0 (sutures at each end of conduit), 4/4, 4/2, 2/2, 0/4, 0/2, 0/1. The 4/4 repair (3.0 N) was significantly stronger than 4/0 (1.5 N), 2/2 (1.6 N), 0/4 (2...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560379/brain-atrophy-and-disability-worsening-in-primary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-insights-from-the-informs-study
#18
David H Miller, Fred D Lublin, Maria Pia Sormani, Ludwig Kappos, Özgür Yaldizli, Mark S Freedman, Bruce A C Cree, Howard L Weiner, Catherine Lubetzki, Hans-Peter Hartung, Xavier Montalban, Bernard M J Uitdehaag, David G MacManus, Tarek A Yousry, Claudia A M Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Bingbing Li, Norman Putzki, Martin Merschhemke, Dieter A Häring, Jerry S Wolinsky
Objective: To investigate the relationship between brain volume and disability worsening over ≥3 years in the natural history of primary progressive multiple sclerosis using data from the placebo group of the INFORMS trial ( n  = 487; clinicaltrials.gov NCT00731692). Methods: Magnetic resonance imaging scans were collected annually. Brain volume loss was determined using SIENA. Patients were stratified by baseline normalized brain volume after adjusting for demographic and disease-burden covariates...
March 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535300/atrx-inactivation-drives-disease-defining-phenotypes-in-glioma-cells-of-origin-through-global-epigenomic-remodeling
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Carla Danussi, Promita Bose, Prasanna T Parthasarathy, Pedro C Silberman, John S Van Arnam, Mark Vitucci, Oliver Y Tang, Adriana Heguy, Yuxiang Wang, Timothy A Chan, Gregory J Riggins, Erik P Sulman, Frederick Lang, Chad J Creighton, Benjamin Deneen, C Ryan Miller, David J Picketts, Kasthuri Kannan, Jason T Huse
Mutational inactivation of the SWI/SNF chromatin regulator ATRX occurs frequently in gliomas, the most common primary brain tumors. Whether and how ATRX deficiency promotes oncogenesis by epigenomic dysregulation remains unclear, despite its recent implication in both genomic instability and telomere dysfunction. Here we report that Atrx loss recapitulates characteristic disease phenotypes and molecular features in putative glioma cells of origin, inducing cellular motility although also shifting differentiation state and potential toward an astrocytic rather than neuronal histiogenic profile...
March 13, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530457/patient-characteristics-and-costs-in-recurrent-or-refractory-head-and-neck-cancer-retrospective-analysis-of-a-community-oncology-database
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Maxine D Fisher, Ancilla W Fernandes, Temitope O Olufade, Paul J Miller, Mark S Walker, Moon Fenton
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to describe patient characteristics, health resource utilization (HRU), and costs associated with treating recurrent or refractory head and neck cancer (HNC) among patients with disease progression in the community oncology setting. METHODS: This retrospective observational study was conducted by using data from the Vector Oncology Data Warehouse. Patients had been diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic (stage III-IVc) HNC between January 1, 2007, and October 1, 2015...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
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