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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346034/evidence-of-binaural-integration-benefits-following-aria-training-for-children-and-adolescents-diagnosed-with-amblyaudia
#1
Deborah Moncrieff, William Keith, Maria Abramson, Alicia Swann
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy of Auditory Rehabilitation for Interaural Asymmetry (ARIA) to improve dichotic listening scores in children and adolescents diagnosed with amblyaudia and other binaural integration deficits. DESIGN: The study is a field experiment without randomisation. STUDY: Participants placed into groups based on dichotic listening test scores received four sessions of ARIA training. Baseline scores were compared to performance during the final session of training and to scores obtained 2 or more months after completion of ARIA...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341112/off-label-use-of-vaccines
#2
REVIEW
Pieter Neels, James Southern, Jon Abramson, Philippe Duclos, Joachim Hombach, Melanie Marti, Alanna Fitzgerald-Husek, Jacqueline Fournier-Caruana, Germaine Hanquet
This article reviews the off-label recommendations and use of vaccines, and focuses on the differences between the labelled instructions on how to use the vaccine as approved by the regulatory authorities (or "label"(1)), and the recommendations for use issued by public health advisory bodies at national and international levels. Differences between public health recommendations and the product label regarding the vaccine use can lead to confusion at the level of vaccinators and vaccinees and possibly result in lower compliance with national vaccination schedules...
March 21, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340542/expectations-and-attitudes-of-individuals-with-type-1-diabetes-after-using-a-hybrid-closed-loop-system
#3
Esti Iturralde, Molly L Tanenbaum, Sarah J Hanes, Sakinah C Suttiratana, Jodie M Ambrosino, Trang T Ly, David M Maahs, Diana Naranjo, Natalie Walders-Abramson, Stuart A Weinzimer, Bruce A Buckingham, Korey K Hood
Purpose The first hybrid closed loop (HCL) system, which automates insulin delivery but requires user inputs, was approved for treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D) by the US Food and Drug Administration in September 2016. The purpose of this study was to explore the benefits, expectations, and attitudes of individuals with T1D following a clinical trial of an HCL system. Methods Thirty-two individuals with T1D (17 adults, 15 adolescents) participated in focus groups after 4 to 5 days of system use. Content analysis generated themes regarding perceived benefits, hassles, and limitations...
April 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301056/age-at-onset-and-persistence-of-eczema-are-related-to-subsequent-risk-of-asthma-and-hay-fever-from-birth-to-18-years-of-age
#4
Adrian J Lowe, Bianca Angelica, John Su, Caroline J Lodge, David J Hill, Bircan Erbas, Catherine M Bennett, Lyle C Gurrin, Christine Axelrad, Michael J Abramson, Katrina J Allen, Shyamali Dharmage
BACKGROUND: Few studies have simultaneously addressed the importance of age of onset and persistence of eczema for the subsequent development of asthma and hay fever, particularly into early adulthood. METHODS: A high risk birth cohort was recruited comprising 620 infants, who were then followed up frequently until two years of age, annually from age 3 to 7, then at 12 and 18 years, to document any episodes of eczema, current asthma and hay fever. The generalised estimation equation technique was used to examine asthma and hay fever outcomes at 6 (n=325), 12 (n=248) and 18 (n=240) years, when there was consistency of associations across the follow-ups...
March 16, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291390/efficacy-and-safety-of-anti-trop-2-antibody-drug-conjugate-sacituzumab-govitecan-immu-132-in-heavily-pretreated-patients-with-metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#5
Aditya Bardia, Ingrid A Mayer, Jennifer R Diamond, Rebecca L Moroose, Steven J Isakoff, Alexander N Starodub, Nikita C Shah, Joyce O'Shaughnessy, Kevin Kalinsky, Michael Guarino, Vandana Abramson, Dejan Juric, Sara M Tolaney, Jordan Berlin, Wells A Messersmith, Allyson J Ocean, William A Wegener, Pius Maliakal, Robert M Sharkey, Serengulam V Govindan, David M Goldenberg, Linda T Vahdat
Purpose Trop-2, expressed in most triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs), may be a potential target for antibody-drug conjugates. Sacituzumab govitecan, an antibody-drug conjugate, targets Trop-2 for the selective delivery of SN-38, the active metabolite of irinotecan. Patients and Methods We evaluated sacituzumab govitecan in a single-arm, multicenter trial in patients with relapsed/refractory metastatic TNBC who received a 10 mg/kg starting dose on days 1 and 8 of 21-day repeated cycles. The primary end points were safety and objective response rate; secondary end points were progression-free survival and overall survival...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285542/association-between-nursing-visits-and-hospital-related-disenrollment-in-the-home-hospice-population
#6
Veerawat Phongtankuel, Ronald D Adelman, Kelly Trevino, Erika Abramson, Phyllis Johnson, Clara Oromendia, Charles R Henderson, M C Reid
BACKGROUND: Over 10% of hospice patients experience a transition out of hospice care during the last months of life. Hospice transitions from home to hospital (ie, hospital-related hospice disenrollment) result in fragmented care, which can be burdensome for patients and caregivers. Nurses play a major role in delivering home hospice care, yet little is known about the association between nursing visits and disenrollment. OBJECTIVES: The study's purpose is to examine the association between the average number of nursing visits per week and hospital-related disenrollment in the home hospice population...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284674/the-cost-of-unconscious-bias-and-pattern%C3%A2-recognition
#7
Jenny Abramson, Elliot K Fishman, Karen M Horton, Sheila Sheth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275031/nccn-guidelines-insights-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-small-lymphocytic-leukemia-version-1-2017
#8
William G Wierda, Andrew D Zelenetz, Leo I Gordon, Jeremy S Abramson, Ranjana H Advani, C Babis Andreadis, Nancy Bartlett, John C Byrd, Paolo Caimi, Luis E Fayad, Richard I Fisher, Martha J Glenn, Thomas M Habermann, Nancy Lee Harris, Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, Richard T Hoppe, Steven M Horwitz, Mark S Kaminski, Christopher R Kelsey, Youn H Kim, Susan Krivacic, Ann S LaCasce, Michael G Martin, Auayporn Nademanee, Pierluigi Porcu, Oliver Press, Rachel Rabinovitch, Nishitha Reddy, Erin Reid, Kenneth Roberts, Ayman A Saad, Erin D Snyder, Lubomir Sokol, Lode J Swinnen, Julie M Vose, Joachim Yahalom, Mary A Dwyer, Hema Sundar
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are different manifestations of the same disease and managed in much the same way. The advent of novel CD20 monoclonal antibodies led to the development of effective chemoimmunotherapy regimens. More recently, small molecule inhibitors targeting kinases involved in a number of critical signaling pathways and a small molecule inhibitor of the BCL-2 family of proteins have demonstrated activity for the treatment of patients with CLL/SLL. These NCCN Guidelines Insights highlight important updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for CLL/SLL for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory CLL/SLL...
March 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270498/a-randomized-phase-ii-neoadjuvant-study-of-cisplatin-paclitaxel-with-or-without-everolimus-in-patients-with-stage-ii-iii-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc
#9
Bojana Jovanovic, Ingrid A Mayer, Erica L Mayer, Vandana G Abramson, Aditya Bardia, Melinda Sanders, Maria G Kuba, Monica Valeria Estrada, J Scott Beeler, Timothy M Shaver, Kimberly N Johnson, Violeta Sanchez, Jennifer M Rosenbluth, Patrick M Dillon, Andres Forrero-Torres, Jenny C Chang, Ingrid Meszoely, Ana Grau, Brian D Lehmann, Yu Shyr, Quanhu Sheng, Sheau-Chiann Chen, Carlos L Arteaga, Jennifer A Pietenpol
PURPOSE: Due to inherent disease heterogeneity, targeted therapies have eluded TNBC, and biomarkers predictive of treatment response have not yet been identified. This study was designed to determine if the mTOR inhibitor everolimus with cisplatin and paclitaxel would provide synergistic anti-tumor effects in TNBC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Stage II/III patients with TNBC were enrolled in a randomized phase II trial of preoperative weekly cisplatin, paclitaxel and daily everolimus or placebo for 12 weeks, until definitive surgery...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262750/the-interaction-between-farming-rural-environment-and-tlr2-tlr4-tlr6-and-cd14-genetic-polymorphisms-in-relation-to-early-and-late-onset-asthma
#10
Melisa Y Z Lau, Shyamali C Dharmage, John A Burgess, Aung K Win, Adrian J Lowe, Caroline Lodge, Jennifer Perret, Jennie Hui, Paul S Thomas, Stephen Morrison, Graham G Giles, John Hopper, Michael J Abramson, E Haydn Walters, Melanie C Matheson
Asthma phenotypes based on age-of-onset may be differently influenced by the interaction between variation in toll-like receptor (TLR)/CD14 genes and environmental microbes. We examined the associations between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the TLR/CD14 genes and asthma, and their interaction with proxies of microbial exposure (childhood farm exposure and childhood rural environment). Ten SNPs in four genes (TLR2, TLR4, TLR6, CD14) were genotyped for 1,116 participants from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS)...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259335/research-in-pediatric-residency-national-experience-of-pediatric-chief-residents
#11
Megan S McHenry, Erika L Abramson, Michael P McKenna, Su-Ting T Li
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with increased research productivity, satisfaction, and perceived barriers to research within residency from the experience of pediatric chief residents. METHODS: An online cross-sectional survey was administered to academic year 2014-15 chief residents. Topics assessed included program demographic characteristics, career intentions, research productivity, satisfaction with research training and opportunities, and research barriers...
March 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242412/genomic-instability-and-proliferation-survival-pathways-in-rb1-deficient-malignancies
#12
Lara Pappas, Xiaoliang Leon Xu, David H Abramson, Suresh C Jhanwar
Genomic instability (GIN) is a hallmark of most cancer cells. However, compared to most human cancer cell types, the retinoblastoma tumor cells show a relatively stable genome. The fundamental basis of this genomic stability has yet to be elucidated, and the role of certain proteins involved in cell cycle regulation may be the key to the development of these specific genotypes. We examined whether thyroid hormone receptor beta 1 and 2 (TRβ1 and TRβ2), known to regulate tumorigenesis, and PTTG1, a mitotic checkpoint protein, play a role in maintaining genomic stability in retinoblastoma...
February 8, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226225/thymic-epithelial-cells
#13
Jakub Abramson, Graham Anderson
IntrathymicTcell development is a complex process that depends upon continuous guidance from thymus stromal cell microenvironments. The thymic epithelium within the thymic stroma comprises highly specialized cells with a high degree of anatomic, phenotypic, and functional heterogeneity. These properties are collectively required to bias thymocyte development toward production of self-tolerant and functionally competent T cells. The importance of thymic epithelial cells (TECs) is evidenced by clear links between their dysfunction and multiple diseases where autoimmunity and immunodeficiency are major components...
February 10, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217895/serum-urate-levels-predict-joint-space-narrowing-in-non-gout-patients-with-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
#14
Svetlana Krasnokutsky, Charles Oshinsky, Mukundan Attur, Sisi Ma, Hua Zhou, Fangfei Zheng, Meng Chen, Jyoti Patel, Jonathan Samuels, Virginia C Pike, Ravinder Regatte, Jenny Bencardino, Leon Rybak, Steven Abramson, Michael H Pillinger
OBJECTIVE: OA pathogenesis includes both mechanical and inflammatory features. Studies have implicated synovial fluid urate (UA) as a potential OA biomarker, possibly reflecting chondrocyte damage. Whether serum urate (sUA) levels reflect/contribute to OA is unknown. We investigated whether sUA predicts OA progression in a non-gout knee OA population. METHODS: Eighty-eight subjects with medial knee OA (BMI <33) but without gout were included. Baseline sUA was measured in previously banked serum...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199810/case-5-2017-a-19-year-old-man-with-hematuria-and-a-retroperitoneal-mass
#15
Michael L Blute, Jeremy S Abramson, Kevin C Cronin, Valentina Nardi
Presentation of Case. Dr. Jed-Sian Cheng (Urology): A 19-year-old man was seen in the urology outpatient clinic of this hospital because of a retroperitoneal mass and a history of transient hematuria. The patient had been in excellent health until approximately 1 month before this evaluation, when,..
February 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194953/click-chemistry-reagent-for-identification-of-sites-of-covalent-ligand-incorporation-in-integral-membrane-proteins
#16
Melissa M Budelier, Wayland W L Cheng, Lucie Bergdoll, Zi-Wei Chen, Jeff Abramson, Kathiresan Krishnan, Mingxing Qian, Douglas F Covey, James W Janetka, Alex S Evers
Identifying sites of protein-ligand interaction is important for structure-based drug discovery and understanding protein structure-function relationships. Mass spectrometry (MS) has emerged as a useful tool for identifying residues covalently modified by ligands. Current methods use database searches that are dependent on acquiring interpretable fragmentation spectra (MS2) of peptide-ligand adducts. This is problematic for identifying sites of hydrophobic ligand incorporation in integral membrane proteins (IMPs), where poor aqueous solubility and ionization of peptide-ligand adducts and collision-induced adduct loss hinder the acquisition of quality MS2 spectra...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191986/studies-of-learned-helplessness-in-honey-bees-apis-mellifera-ligustica
#17
Christopher W Dinges, Christopher A Varnon, Lisa D Cota, Stephen Slykerman, Charles I Abramson
The current study reports 2 experiments investigating learned helplessness in the honey bee (Apis mellifera ligustica). In Experiment 1, we used a traditional escape method but found the bees' activity levels too high to observe changes due to treatment conditions. The bees were not able to learn in this traditional escape procedure; thus, such procedures may be inappropriate to study learned helplessness in honey bees. In Experiment 2, we used an alternative punishment, or passive avoidance, method to investigate learned helplessness...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Learning and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185257/system-change-interventions-for-smoking-cessation
#18
REVIEW
Dennis Thomas, Michael J Abramson, Billie Bonevski, Johnson George
BACKGROUND: System change interventions for smoking cessation are policies and practices designed by organizations to integrate the identification of smokers and the subsequent offering of evidence-based nicotine dependence treatments into usual care. Such strategies have the potential to improve the provision of smoking cessation support in healthcare settings, and cessation outcomes among those who use them. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of system change interventions within healthcare settings, for increasing smoking cessation or the provision of smoking cessation care, or both...
February 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152826/patient-and-clinician-perspectives-on-treatment-decision-making-for-african-american-men-with-prostate-cancer
#19
Sarah Abramson, Daniel Walker, Lindsey Sova, Jenny J Lin, Kezhen Fei, Rebeca Franco, Ann Scheck McAlearney
186 Background: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men in the US, yet the burden of this disease falls disproportionately on African Americans (AAs). The disparity's etiology is complex. Surgery and radiotherapy offer similar survival but historically have different rates of performance with younger and white men more likely to undergo surgery and AAs more likely to experience underuse. This study aims to examine treatment decision-making (TDM) processes for AA men from patient and physician perspectives...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152725/implementing-psychosocial-distress-screening-across-a-health-system-herding-cats-or-herding-cats
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113 Background: With the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer 2015 Standards in hand, Penn Medicine embarked on a project to formulate an entity-wide plan for the provision of psychosocial distress screening. Identifying psychosocial distress and providing resources to meet those needs is an essential component of quality cancer care. Penn Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center provided more than 91,000 chemotherapy treatments, 121,000 radiation treatments, and 14,000 proton therapy treatments in FY 15 in urban, suburban and rural settings with wide variations in resources...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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