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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223984/plasmodium-vivax-cell-traversal-protein-for-ookinetes-and-sporozoites-naturally-acquired-humoral-immune-response-and-b-cell-epitope-mapping-in-brazilian-amazon-inhabitants
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Rodrigo Nunes Rodrigues-da-Silva, Isabela Ferreira Soares, Cesar Lopez-Camacho, João Hermínio Martins da Silva, Daiana de Souza Perce-da-Silva, Antônio Têva, Antônia Maria Ramos Franco, Francimeire Gomes Pinheiro, Lana Bitencourt Chaves, Lilian Rose Pratt-Riccio, Arturo Reyes-Sandoval, Dalma Maria Banic, Josué da Costa Lima-Junior
The cell-traversal protein for ookinetes and sporozoites (CelTOS), a highly conserved antigen involved in sporozoite motility, plays an important role in the traversal of host cells during the preerythrocytic stage of Plasmodium species. Recently, it has been considered an alternative target when designing novel antimalarial vaccines against Plasmodium falciparum. However, the potential of Plasmodium vivax CelTOS as a vaccine target is yet to be explored. This study evaluated the naturally acquired immune response against a recombinant P...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221005/screening-for-high-conductivity-low-viscosity-ionic-liquids-using-product-descriptors
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Shawn Martin, Harry D Pratt, Travis M Anderson
We seek to optimize Ionic liquids (ILs) for application to redox flow batteries. As part of this effort, we have developed a computational method for suggesting ILs with high conductivity and low viscosity. Since ILs consist of cation-anion pairs, we consider a method for treating ILs as pairs using product descriptors for QSPRs, a concept borrowed from the prediction of protein-protein interactions in bioinformatics. We demonstrate the method by predicting electrical conductivity, viscosity, and melting point on a dataset taken from the ILThermo database on June 18(th) , 2014...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217954/a-47-year-old-female-with-a-destructive-sellar-mass
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Drew Pratt, Gautam U Mehta, Hao-Wei Wang, Prashant Chittiboina, Martha Quezado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216187/recombinant-proteins-of-zaire-ebolavirus-induce-potent-humoral-and-cellular-immune-responses-and-protect-against-live-virus-infection-in-mice
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Axel T Lehrer, Teri-Ann S Wong, Michael M Lieberman, Tom Humphreys, David E Clements, Russell R Bakken, Mary Kate Hart, William D Pratt, John M Dye
Infections with filoviruses in humans are highly virulent, causing hemorrhagic fevers which result in up to 90% mortality. In addition to natural infections, the ability to use these viruses as bioterrorist weapons is of significant concern. Currently, there are no licensed vaccines or therapeutics available to combat these infections. The pathogenesis of disease involves the dysregulation of the host's immune system, which results in impairment of the innate and adaptive immune responses, with subsequent development of lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, hemorrhage, and death...
February 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214406/advancing-access-and-equity-the-vision-of-a-new-generation-in-cancer-control
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André M Ilbawi, Elizabeth Ayoo, Afsan Bhadelia, Runcie C W Chidebe, Temidayo Fadelu, Cristian A Herrera, Han Win Htun, Nauman Arif Jadoon, Oluwafunmilola W James, Leana May, Mauricio Maza, Mellany Murgor, Yetty M Nency, Chukwuma Oraegbunam, Mandi Pratt-Chapman, Xiaojian Qin, Danielle Rodin, Neha Tripathi, Zoe Wainer, Mei Ling Yap
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212969/lessons-learned-when-introducing-pharmacogenomic-panel-testing-into-clinical-practice
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Marc B Rosenman, Brian Decker, Kenneth D Levy, Ann M Holmes, Victoria M Pratt, Michael T Eadon
OBJECTIVES: Implementing new programs to support precision medicine in clinical settings is a complex endeavor. We describe challenges and potential solutions based on the Indiana GENomics Implementation: an Opportunity for the Underserved (INGenious) program at Eskenazi Health-one of six sites supported by the Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE network grant of the National Institutes of Health/National Human Genome Research Institute. INGenious is an implementation of a panel of genomic tests...
January 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203631/a-different-kind-of-weapon-focus-simulated-training-with-ballistic-weapons-reduces-change-blindness
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J Eric T Taylor, Jessica K Witt, Jay Pratt
Attentional allocation is flexibly altered by action-related priorities. Given that tools - and specifically weapons - can affect attentional allocation, we asked whether training with a weapon or holding a weapon during search would affect change detection. In three experiments, participants searched for changes to agents, shootable objects, or environments in the popular flicker paradigm. Participants trained with a simulated weapon or watched a video from the same training perspective and then searched for changes while holding a weapon or a control object...
2017: Cogn Res Princ Implic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202096/potential-in-class-strategies-to-increase-children-s-vegetable-consumption
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Gemma Sharp, Simone Pettigrew, Shannon Wright, Iain S Pratt, Sally Blane, Nicole Biagioni
OBJECTIVE: The Crunch&Sip programme is a school-based nutrition initiative designed to increase the fruit, vegetable and water intakes of primary-school children. In recognition of the notable deficits in children's vegetable consumption, the present study explored the receptivity of school staff to a realignment of the Crunch&Sip programme to feature a primary focus on vegetable consumption. This involved investigating school staff members' perceptions of relevant barriers, motivators and facilitators...
February 16, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202041/the-microtubule-plus-end-tracking-protein-tacc3-promotes-persistent-axon-outgrowth-and-mediates-responses-to-axon-guidance-signals-during-development
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Burcu Erdogan, Garrett M Cammarata, Eric J Lee, Benjamin C Pratt, Andrew F Francl, Erin L Rutherford, Laura Anne Lowery
BACKGROUND: Formation of precise neuronal connections requires proper axon guidance. Microtubules (MTs) of the growth cone provide a critical driving force during navigation of the growing ends of axons. Pioneer MTs and their plus-end tracking proteins (+TIPs) are thought to play integrative roles during this navigation. TACC3 is a + TIP that we have previously implicated in regulating MT dynamics within axons. However, the role of TACC3 in axon guidance has not been previously explored...
February 15, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196149/climatic-and-geographic-predictors-of-life-history-variation-in-eastern-massasauga-sistrurus-catenatus-a-range-wide-synthesis
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Eric T Hileman, Richard B King, John M Adamski, Thomas G Anton, Robyn L Bailey, Sarah J Baker, Nickolas D Bieser, Thomas A Bell, Kristin M Bissell, Danielle R Bradke, Henry Campa, Gary S Casper, Karen Cedar, Matthew D Cross, Brett A DeGregorio, Michael J Dreslik, Lisa J Faust, Daniel S Harvey, Robert W Hay, Benjamin C Jellen, Brent D Johnson, Glenn Johnson, Brooke D Kiel, Bruce A Kingsbury, Matthew J Kowalski, Yu Man Lee, Andrew M Lentini, John C Marshall, David Mauger, Jennifer A Moore, Rori A Paloski, Christopher A Phillips, Paul D Pratt, Thomas Preney, Kent A Prior, Andrew Promaine, Michael Redmer, Howard K Reinert, Jeremy D Rouse, Kevin T Shoemaker, Scott Sutton, Terry J VanDeWalle, Patrick J Weatherhead, Doug Wynn, Anne Yagi
Elucidating how life history traits vary geographically is important to understanding variation in population dynamics. Because many aspects of ectotherm life history are climate-dependent, geographic variation in climate is expected to have a large impact on population dynamics through effects on annual survival, body size, growth rate, age at first reproduction, size-fecundity relationship, and reproductive frequency. The Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) is a small, imperiled North American rattlesnake with a distribution centered on the Great Lakes region, where lake effects strongly influence local conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195695/o-glcnacylation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-at-serine-87-reduces-aggregation-without-affecting-membrane-binding
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Yuka E Lewis, Ana Galesic, Paul M Levine, Cesar A De Leon, Natalie Lamiri, Caroline K Brennan, Matthew R Pratt
The aggregation of neurodegenerative-disease associated proteins can be affected by many factors, including a variety of post-translational modifications. One such modification, O-GlcNAcylation, has been found on some of these aggregation prone proteins, including α-synuclein, the major protein that plays a causative role in synucleinopathies like Parkinson's disease. We previously used synthetic protein chemistry to prepare α-synuclein bearing a homogeneous O-GlcNAc modification at threonine 72 and showed that this modification inhibits protein aggregation...
February 22, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188561/patient-specific-prescriber-feedback-can-increase-the-rate-of-osteoporosis-screening-and-treatment-results-from-two-national-interventions
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Lisa M Kalisch Ellett, N L Pratt, J K Sluggett, E N Ramsay, M Kerr, V T LeBlanc, J D Barratt, E E Roughead
: Osteoporosis interventions targeting older Australians and clinicians were conducted in 2008 and 2011 as part of a national quality improvement program underpinned by behavioural theory and stakeholder engagement. Uptake of bone mineral density (BMD) tests among targeted men and women increased after both interventions and sustained increases in osteoporosis treatment were observed among men targeted in 2008. PURPOSE: Educational interventions incorporating patient-specific prescriber feedback have improved osteoporosis screening and treatment among at-risk patients in clinical trials but have not been evaluated nationally...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187889/gift-cloud-a-data-sharing-and-collaboration-platform-for-medical-imaging-research
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Tom Doel, Dzhoshkun I Shakir, Rosalind Pratt, Michael Aertsen, James Moggridge, Erwin Bellon, Anna L David, Jan Deprest, Tom Vercauteren, Sébastien Ourselin
OBJECTIVES: Clinical imaging data are essential for developing research software for computer-aided diagnosis, treatment planning and image-guided surgery, yet existing systems are poorly suited for data sharing between healthcare and academia: research systems rarely provide an integrated approach for data exchange with clinicians; hospital systems are focused towards clinical patient care with limited access for external researchers; and safe haven environments are not well suited to algorithm development...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187551/systematics-of-a-small-i-gehyra-i-squamata-gekkonidae-from-the-einasleigh-uplands-queensland-description-of-a-new-range-restricted-species
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Gayleen Bourke, Renae C Pratt, Eric Vanderduys, Craig Moritz
The tropical savannah landscapes of Australia's north, though previously overshadowed by the biodiverse rainforests of the Wet Tropics, are themselves now attracting interest for their biological significance and uniqueness. The Einasleigh Uplands region of north-east Queensland is home to a diverse group of mammals and reptiles and was previously recognised for its importance in shaping speciation in birds. Here we add a small saxicoline gecko to a growing list of recently described reptiles that are endemic to this region...
February 9, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187040/infushield-a-shielded-enclosure-for-administering-therapeutic-radioisotope-treatments-using-standard-syringe-pumps
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Dominic P Rushforth, Brenda E Pratt, Sarah J Chittenden, Iain S Murray, Louise Causer, Matthew J Grey, Jonathan I Gear, Yong Du, Glenn D Flux
The administration of radionuclide therapies presents significant radiation protection challenges. The aim of this work was to develop a delivery system for intravenous radioisotope therapies to substantially moderate radiation exposures to staff and operators. A novel device (InfuShield) was designed and tested before being used clinically. The device consists of a shielded enclosure which contains the therapeutic activity and, through the hydraulic action of back-to-back syringes, allows the activity to be administered using a syringe pump external to the enclosure...
March 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185590/how-can-health-systems-research-reach-the-worst-off-a-conceptual-exploration
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REVIEW
Bridget Pratt, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Health systems research is increasingly being conducted in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Such research should aim to reduce health disparities between and within countries as a matter of global justice. For such research to do so, ethical guidance that is consistent with egalitarian theories of social justice proposes it ought to (amongst other things) focus on worst-off countries and research populations. Yet who constitutes the worst-off is not well-defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: By applying existing work on disadvantage from political philosophy, the paper demonstrates that (at least) two options exist for how to define the worst-off upon whom equity-oriented health systems research should focus: those who are worst-off in terms of health or those who are systematically disadvantaged...
November 15, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181415/a-phase-ii-trial-of-concurrent-chemotherapy-with-intravenous-cisplatin-and-vinorelbine-and-radiotherapy-followed-by-consolidation-chemotherapy-with-oral-vinorelbine-in-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-the-concave-study
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Brett Gm Hughes, Elizabeth Ahern, Margot Lehman, Gary Pratt, Margaret Dauth, Wendy Pritchard, Leesa Wockner, Keith Horwood
AIM: Despite recent advances, outcomes for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) remain poor. We evaluated the combination of ciplatin/vinorelbine and concurrent thoracic radiotherapy followed by consolidation oral vinorelbine in this phase II study. METHODS: Eligible patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC received cisplatin intravenous (IV) 40 mg/m(2) and vinorelbine IV 20 mg/m(2) on days 1, 8, 22 and 29 concurrent with thoracic radiotherapy of 60 Gy in 30 fractions...
February 9, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179199/robotic-cystotomy-for-pessary-extraction-with-vesicovaginal-fistula-repair
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Whitney Goldsberry, Daniel S Metzinger
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a robotic approach to foreign body extraction and vesicovaginal fistula repair. DESIGN: Video case presentation with narration discussing the step-by-step robotic surgical approach to the removal of a pessary, via cystotomy, followed by vesicovaginal fistula and cystotomy repair. SETTING: University of Louisville Hospital. The local Institutional Review Board deemed the video exempt from formal approval. PATIENT: A 77-year-old woman presented with complaints of vaginal leakage of urine, dysuria, and pelvic pain...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176207/facilitating-partner-support-for-lifestyle-change-among-adults-with-serious-mental-illness-a-feasibility-pilot-study
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Kelly A Aschbrenner, Kim T Mueser, John A Naslund, Amy A Gorin, Stacey A Zawacki, Sarah I Pratt, Allison Kinney, Stephen Bartels
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the feasibility of an intervention designed to facilitate partner support for lifestyle change among overweight and obese adults with serious mental illness (SMI). Fifteen adults with SMI enrolled in a lifestyle intervention at community mental health centers participated with a self-selected partner in an additional 12-week intervention component designed to facilitate social support for health behavior change. Participants reported that the program was useful, convenient, and helped them reach their goals...
February 7, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175006/dop057-perianal-pediatric-crohn-s-disease-is-associated-with-a-distinct-phenotype-and-greater-inflammatory-burden
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A Assa, M Amitai, M-L Greer, D Castro, R Cytter Kuint, M Martínez-Leόn, I Herman-Sucharska, E Coppenrath, S Anupindi, A Towbin, D Moote, O Konen, L-T Pratt, A Grifitths, D Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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