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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346837/a-phase-1-randomized-placebo-and-active-controlled-crossover-study-to-determine-the-effect-of-single-dose-ertugliflozin-on-qtc-interval-in-healthy-volunteers
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Vaishali Sahasrabudhe, Didier Saur, Kyle Matschke, Steven G Terra, Anne Hickman, Isabelle Huyghe, Haihong Shi, David L Cutler
Ertugliflozin, a selective sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor, is being developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This randomized, 6-sequence, 3-period crossover study assessed the effect of ertugliflozin (100 mg; supratherapeutic dose) vs placebo and moxifloxacin (400 mg; positive control) on the QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) in 42 male or female healthy subjects. Triplicate electrocardiograms were performed predose and serially over 48 hours postdose in each treatment period...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346828/dynamic-posterior-stabilization-versus-posterior-lumbar-intervertebral-fusion-a-matched-cohort-study-based-on-the-spine-tango-registry
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Kathrin S Bieri, Kelly Goodwin, Emin Aghayev, Hans-Joachim Riesner, Ralph Greiner-Perth
PURPOSE:  The primary aim of dynamic stabilization is to stabilize the spine and preserve function without overstressing adjacent segments, which is a potential risk of fusion surgery. However, direct comparative analyses of the two approaches are still limited, and little is known about the association of patient-reported outcomes with these treatment options. OBJECTIVE:  To compare the clinical outcomes of dynamic posterior stabilization using the DSS Stabilization System (Paradigm Spine, LLC, New York, New York, United States) versus posterior lumbar intervertebral fusion (PLIF) based on data from a spine registry...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346800/correction-key-differences-between-13-kras-mutation-detection-technologies-and-their-relevance-for-clinical-practice
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/esmoopen-2017-000235.][This corrects the article DOI: 10.1136/esmoopen-2017-000235.].
2018: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346793/epicardial-fat-thickness-in-non-obese-neurologically-impaired-children-association-with-unfavorable-cardiometabolic-risk-profile
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Valeria Calcaterra, Hellas Cena, Pietro Mariano Casali, Gianluca Iacobellis, Riccardo Albertini, Mara De Amici, Annalisa de Silvestri, Calogero Comparato, Gloria Pelizzo
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk is reported in disabled children and epicardial fat (EF) is considered an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). No data on the EF thickness (EFT) evaluation in disabled children have been published. OBJECTIVE: We investigated EFT in neurologically impaired (NI) children; its relationship with their metabolic profile was also considered. METHODS: Clinical data, body composition estimation, biochemical profile, and ultrasound-measured EFT were performed in 32 disabled patients (12...
January 18, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346792/pancreaticoduodenectomy-and-outcomes-for-groove-pancreatitis
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Fabiola Aguilera, Levan Tsamalaidze, Massimo Raimondo, Ruchir Puri, Horacio J Asbun, John A Stauffer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The operative management of groove pancreatitis (GP) is still a matter of controversy and pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) can be a high-risk procedure for patients. The aim of this study was to report our 9-year experience of surgical resection for GP and to review relevant literature. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing pancreatectomy for GP from August 1, 2008, through May 31, 2017 was performed. Patients with clinical, radiologic, and final pathologic confirmation of GP were included...
January 18, 2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346784/surgical-treatment-and-chemotherapy-of-adult-primary-liver-sarcoma-experiences-from-a-single-hospital-in-china
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Feng Zhou, Han-Zhang Huang, Meng-Tao Zhou, Shao-Liang Han
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to improve the preoperative diagnostic accuracy and treatment results by investigating the clinical features and prognosis of primary liver sarcoma (PLS). METHODS: Clinical data, surgical treatments, adjuvant chemotherapy, and prognosis of 17 PLS patients whose diseases were pathologically confirmed were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The main clinical symptoms included epigastric pain in 9 patients, epigastric distention in 7, and loss of appetite in 4; these symptoms were detected during the postoperative follow-up for gastric carcinoma in 1...
January 18, 2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346783/does-2-pro-prostate-specific-antigen-meet-the-criteria-to-justify-its-inclusion-in-the-clinical-decision-making-process
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Angeles Sanchis-Bonet, Marta Barrionuevo-González, Ana Bajo-Chueca, Nelson Morales-Palacios, Manuel Sanchez-Chapado
INTRODUCTION: To assess whether [-2]pro-prostate-specific antigen (p2PSA) meets the criteria to justify its inclusion in a predictive model of prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis and in the clinical decision-making process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total 172 men with total prostate-specific antigen of 2-10 ng/mL underwent measurement of free PSA and p2PSA before prostate biopsy in an observational and prospective study. From these measurements, the Prostate Health Index (PHI) was calculated...
January 18, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346780/prevention-of-aortic-dissection-suggests-a-diameter-shift-to-a-lower-aortic-size-threshold-for-intervention
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Ahmed M Mansour, Sven Peterss, Mohammad A Zafar, John A Rizzo, Hai Fang, Paris Charilaou, Bulat A Ziganshin, Umer M Darr, John A Elefteriades
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have quantified the relationship between aortic size and risk of dissection. However, these studies estimated the risk of dissection without accounting for any increase in aortic size from the dissection process itself. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare aortic size before and after dissection and to evaluate the change in size consequent to the dissection itself. METHODS: Fifty-five consecutive patients (29 type A; 26 type B) with aortic dissection and incidental imaging studies prior to dissection were identified and compared to a control group of aneurysm patients (n = 205)...
January 19, 2018: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346775/brd4-promotes-dna-repair-and-mediates-the-formation-of-tmprss2-erg-gene-rearrangements-in-prostate-cancer
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Xiangyi Li, GuemHee Baek, Susmita G Ramanand, Adam Sharp, Yunpeng Gao, Wei Yuan, Jon Welti, Daniel N Rodrigues, David Dolling, Ines Figueiredo, Semini Sumanasuriya, Mateus Crespo, Adam Aslam, Rui Li, Yi Yin, Bipasha Mukherjee, Mohammed Kanchwala, Ashley M Hughes, Wendy S Halsey, Cheng-Ming Chiang, Chao Xing, Ganesh V Raj, Sandeep Burma, Johann de Bono, Ram S Mani
BRD4 belongs to the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family of chromatin reader proteins that bind acetylated histones and regulate gene expression. Pharmacological inhibition of BRD4 by BET inhibitors (BETi) has indicated antitumor activity against multiple cancer types. We show that BRD4 is essential for the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and mediates the formation of oncogenic gene rearrangements by engaging the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. Mechanistically, genome-wide DNA breaks are associated with enhanced acetylation of histone H4, leading to BRD4 recruitment, and stable establishment of the DNA repair complex...
January 16, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346744/2017-national-standards-for-diabetes-self-management-education-and-support
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Joni Beck, Deborah A Greenwood, Lori Blanton, Sandra T Bollinger, Marcene K Butcher, Jo Ellen Condon, Marjorie Cypress, Priscilla Faulkner, Amy Hess Fischl, Theresa Francis, Leslie E Kolb, Jodi M Lavin-Tompkins, Janice MacLeod, Melinda Maryniuk, Carolé Mensing, Eric A Orzeck, David D Pope, Jodi L Pulizzi, Ardis A Reed, Andrew S Rhinehart, Linda Siminerio, Jing Wang
Purpose The purpose of this study is to review the literature for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) to ensure the National Standards for DSMES (Standards) align with current evidence-based practices and utilization trends. Methods The 10 Standards were divided among 20 interdisciplinary workgroup members. Members searched the current research for diabetes education and support, behavioral health, clinical, health care environment, technical, reimbursement, and business practice for the strongest evidence that guided the Standards revision...
February 2018: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346735/mechanisms-of-modulation-of-calcium-phosphate-pathological-mineralization-by-mobile-and-immobile-small-molecule-inhibitors
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Meng Li, Jing Zhang, Lijun Wang, Baoshan Wang, Christine V Putnis
Potential pathways for inhibiting crystal growth are either via disrupting local microenvironments surrounding crystal-solution interfaces or physically blocking solute molecule attachment. However, the actual mode of inhibition may be more complicated due to the characteristic time scale for the inhibitor adsorption and relaxation to a well-bound state at crystal surfaces. Here we demonstrate the role of citrate (CA) and hydroxycitrate (HCA) in brushite (DCPD, CaHPO4·2H2O) crystallization over a broad range of both inhibitor concentrations and supersaturations by in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346713/spark-generated-microbubble-cell-sorter-for-microfluidic-flow-cytometry
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Jingjing Zhao, Zheng You
High-speed and accurate cell sorting is of great significance for cell analysis regarding both bioresearch and clinical application. Different from the jet-in-air sorting of commercial flow cytometers, sorting in fully enclosed and disposal microfluidic chips can avoid aerosols and crosscontamination, thus contributing to the improvement of biosafety and test accuracy. However, current microfluidic sorters usually require complicated structures, or otherwise cannot attain high throughput. In this article, a sorting mechanism for microfluidics is proposed for the first time based on the jet flow induced by the spark-generated cavitation microbubble that can be easily realized by a pair of electrodes...
January 18, 2018: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346710/an-extensive-caseous-calcification-of-the-mitral-annulus-complicated-with-severe-mitral-regurgitation
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Alper Karakus, Hakan Tibilli, Ibrahim H Inanc, Hakan Tasolar, Serdar Turkmen, Erdal Akturk
Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is considered a rare variant of mitral annular calcification (MAC) due to caseous transformation of the inner material and prevalence of CCMA, about 0.63% of all MAC cases and 0.06%-0.07% of the population. The precise pathophysiology of CCMA is still unknown. It is a chronic degenerative disorder common in the elderly, particularly in women. Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a soft peri-annular extensive calcification, resembling cardiac tumors, abscesses, vegetation, or calcified thrombus, which is composed of an admixture of calcium, fatty acids, and cholesterol with a toothpaste-like texture...
January 18, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346703/pursuing-personal-passion-learner-centered-research-mentoring
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William R Phillips
New researchers often face difficulty finding and focusing research questions. I describe a new tool for research mentoring, the Pursuing Personal Passion (P3) interview, and a systematic approach to help learners organize their curiosity and develop researchable questions aligned with their personal and professional priorities. The learner-centered P3 research interview parallels the patient-centered clinical interview. This paper reviews experience with 27 research mentees over the years 2009 to 2016, using the P3 approach to identify their initial research topics, classify their underlying passions and track the evolution into their final research questions...
January 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346693/clinical-experience-in-medical-school
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John Saultz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346690/using-standardized-patient-assessments-to-evaluate-a-health-literacy-curriculum
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Gail S Marion, Jade M Hairston, Stephen W Davis, Julienne K Kirk
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients' health literacy is a growing concern as patients are expected to perform more self-care. While many US schools implement health literacy in their curricula, time spent on the topic ranges from 0 to 8 hours and is largely didactic. Evaluation of health literacy skills is not well defined. The effectiveness of a health literacy curriculum for third-year medical students was evaluated by two standardized patients assessments (SPAs). METHODS: All third-year medical students complete a required 4-week clerkship in family medicine...
January 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346684/comparing-cortical-trajectory-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusions-against-pedicle-trajectory-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusions-and-posterolateral-fusions-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-90-day-outcomes
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James G Malcolm, Michael K Moore, Falgun H Choksh, Faiz U Ahmad, Daniel Refai
BACKGROUND: The cortical screw (CS) trajectory for pedicle screw placement is believed to require a smaller incision and less tissue dissection resulting in lower blood loss and faster healing; however, this has not yet been confirmed in clinical studies. OBJECTIVE: To compare CS transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions (TLIF), traditional pedicle screw (TPS) trajectory TLIFs, and posterolateral fusion (PLF) without interbody for differences in operative characteristics and complications...
January 13, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346681/optimal-number-and-sizes-of-the-doses-in-fractionated-radiotherapy-according-to-the-lq-model
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C Bruni, F Conte, F Papa, C Sinisgalli
We address a non-linear programming problem to find the optimal scheme of dose fractionation in cancer radiotherapy. Using the LQ model to represent the response to radiation of tumour and normal tissues, we formulate a constrained non-linear optimization problem in terms of the variables number and sizes of the dose fractions. Quadratic constraints are imposed to guarantee that the damages to the early and late responding normal tissues do not exceed assigned tolerable levels. Linear constraints are set to limit the size of the daily doses...
January 15, 2018: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346679/risk-stratification-in-takotsubo-syndrome-a-role-of-mitral-annular-plane-systolic-excursion
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Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Siegfried Lang, Christian Fastner, Xiaobo Zhou, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
Aims: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) patients have a higher mortality rate than the general population. Our study was conducted to determine the short- and long-term outcome of TTS patients associated with a significantly compromised mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) on hospital admission. Methods and results: Our institutional database constituted a collective of 53 patients diagnosed with TTS between 2003 and 2016. The patients were classified into two groups based on the MAPSE, with those presenting with a MAPSE <1 cm on admission categorized into one group (n = 20, 38%) and those presenting with MAPSE ≥1 cm (n = 33, 62%) categorized into another group...
January 15, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346653/emergence-of-acute-subacute-infant-juvenile-paracoccidioidomycosis-in-northeast-argentina-effect-of-climatic-and-anthropogenic-changes
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Gustavo Giusiano, Clarisa Aguirre, Claudia Vratnica, Florencia Rojas, Teresa Corallo, María Emilia Cattana, Mariana Fernández, Javier Mussin, María de Los Angeles Sosa
Argentina has two endemic areas of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). Bordering Paraguay and Brazil, Northeast Argentina (NEA) comprises the area with the highest incidence where the chronic adult clinical form has historically been reported. Juvenile form in children and adolescents is rare in this area since only one case was reported in the last 10 years. Despite this, between 2010 and 2012, several cases of acute/subacute clinical forms in children aged 10 to 16 (median 12) were detected. In the last decade, the NEA region has been exposed to ecological variations as consequences of certain climatic and anthropogenic changes, including El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon during 2009, and deforestation...
January 13, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
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