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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812706/a-decade-of-insights-into-grassland-ecosystem-responses-to-global-environmental-change
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Elizabeth T Borer, James B Grace, W Stanley Harpole, Andrew S MacDougall, Eric W Seabloom
Earth's biodiversity and carbon uptake by plants, or primary productivity, are intricately interlinked, underlie many essential ecosystem processes, and depend on the interplay among environmental factors, many of which are being changed by human activities. While ecological theory generalizes across taxa and environments, most empirical tests of factors controlling diversity and productivity have been observational, single-site experiments, or meta-analyses, limiting our understanding of variation among site-level responses and tests of general mechanisms...
April 20, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811536/ige-trimers-drive-spe-7-cytokinergic-activity
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Heather J Bax, Holly Bowen, Rebecca L Beavil, Raymond Chung, Malcolm Ward, Anna M Davies, Tihomir S Dodev, James M McDonnell, Andrew J Beavil, Brian J Sutton, Hannah J Gould
Degranulation of mast cells and basophils, with release of agents of the allergic response, ensues when multivalent antigens bind to and cross-link the cells' receptor-bound IgE antibodies. A widely used commercial monoclonal IgE antibody, SPE-7 IgE from Sigma, was found to possess the radically anomalous property, termed "cytokinergic", of inducing basophil degranulation without the intervention of an antigen. We show here that the IgE monomer, freed of protein contaminants, is devoid of this activity, and that the source of the anomaly is a trace impurity, identified as a dissociation-resistant IgE trimer...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811485/direct-detection-electron-energy-loss-spectroscopy-a-method-to-push-the-limits-of-resolution-and-sensitivity
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James L Hart, Andrew C Lang, Asher C Leff, Paolo Longo, Colin Trevor, Ray D Twesten, Mitra L Taheri
In many cases, electron counting with direct detection sensors offers improved resolution, lower noise, and higher pixel density compared to conventional, indirect detection sensors for electron microscopy applications. Direct detection technology has previously been utilized, with great success, for imaging and diffraction, but potential advantages for spectroscopy remain unexplored. Here we compare the performance of a direct detection sensor operated in counting mode and an indirect detection sensor (scintillator/fiber-optic/CCD) for electron energy-loss spectroscopy...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810985/multimedia-campaign-enhances-orthopaedic-patient-perceptions-of-health-care-quality-a-prospective-analysis-of-effect-at-a-military-treatment-facility
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Andrew J Sheean, James N Foster, James K Aden, Creighton C Tubb, Anthony E Johnson, Daniel J Stinner
BACKGROUND: The importance of patient satisfaction as a measure of quality has grown with initiatives intended to enhance demand for services, refocus reimbursement paradigms, encourage health care efficiencies, and ultimately improve clinical outcomes. The purpose of our performance improvement project was to (1) characterize the effect of a two-pronged multimedia initiative on patient perceptions of health care quality and satisfaction as assessed by the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS) and (2) assess for differences in APLSS scores between the surgeons that did and did not participate in the program...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810805/hindfoot-arthritis-progression-and-arthrodesis-risk-after-total-ankle-replacement
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Travis J Dekker, David Walton, Emily N Vinson, Kamran S Hamid, Andrew E Federer, Mark E Easley, James K DeOrio, James A Nunley, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the radiographic progression of subtalar and talonavicular degenerative joint disease in a series of patients who had undergone TAA (total ankle arthroplasty) with minimum follow-up of 5 years. METHODS: TAA patient radiographs from a single institution were analyzed for peritalar arthritic changes by extrapolating the modified Kellgren Lawrence (KL) grades of the knee to the subtalar and talonavicular joints. Patients were included if they had a minimum of 5 years of follow-up...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810511/estimation-of-the-proximity-of-private-domestic-wells-to-underground-storage-tanks-oklahoma-pilot-study
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James W Weaver, Andrew R Murray, Fran V Kremer
For protecting drinking water supplies, the locations of areas with reliance on private domestic wells (hereafter referred to as "wells") and their relationship to contaminant sources need to be determined. A key resource in the U.S. was the 1990 Census where the source of domestic drinking water was a survey question. Two methods are developed to update estimates of the areal density of well use using readily accessible data. The first uses well logs reported to the states and the addition of housing units reported to the Census Bureau at the county, census tract and census block group scales...
August 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810143/genomic-evolution-of-breast-cancer-metastasis-and-relapse
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Lucy R Yates, Stian Knappskog, David Wedge, James H R Farmery, Santiago Gonzalez, Inigo Martincorena, Ludmil B Alexandrov, Peter Van Loo, Hans Kristian Haugland, Peer Kaare Lilleng, Gunes Gundem, Moritz Gerstung, Elli Pappaemmanuil, Patrycja Gazinska, Shriram G Bhosle, David Jones, Keiran Raine, Laura Mudie, Calli Latimer, Elinor Sawyer, Christine Desmedt, Christos Sotiriou, Michael R Stratton, Anieta M Sieuwerts, Andy G Lynch, John W Martens, Andrea L Richardson, Andrew Tutt, Per Eystein Lønning, Peter J Campbell
Patterns of genomic evolution between primary and metastatic breast cancer have not been studied in large numbers, despite patients with metastatic breast cancer having dismal survival. We sequenced whole genomes or a panel of 365 genes on 299 samples from 170 patients with locally relapsed or metastatic breast cancer. Several lines of analysis indicate that clones seeding metastasis or relapse disseminate late from primary tumors, but continue to acquire mutations, mostly accessing the same mutational processes active in the primary tumor...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809700/cognitive-cost-of-using-augmented-reality-displays
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James Baumeister, Seung Youb Ssin, Neven A M ElSayed, Jillian Dorrian, David P Webb, James A Walsh, Timothy M Simon, Andrew Irlitti, Ross T Smith, Mark Kohler, Bruce H Thomas
This paper presents the results of two cognitive load studies comparing three augmented reality display technologies: spatial augmented reality, the optical see-through Microsoft HoloLens, and the video see-through Samsung Gear VR. In particular, the two experiments focused on isolating the cognitive load cost of receiving instructions for a button-pressing procedural task. The studies employed a self-assessment cognitive load methodology, as well as an additional dual-task cognitive load methodology. The results showed that spatial augmented reality led to increased performance and reduced cognitive load...
August 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808792/using-natural-language-processing-of-free-text-radiology-reports-to-identify-type-1-modic-endplate-changes
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Hannu T Huhdanpaa, W Katherine Tan, Sean D Rundell, Pradeep Suri, Falgun H Chokshi, Bryan A Comstock, Patrick J Heagerty, Kathryn T James, Andrew L Avins, Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, David R Nerenz, David F Kallmes, Patrick H Luetmer, Karen J Sherman, Nancy L Organ, Brent Griffith, Curtis P Langlotz, David Carrell, Saeed Hassanpour, Jeffrey G Jarvik
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems provide easy access to radiology reports and offer great potential to support quality improvement efforts and clinical research. Harnessing the full potential of the EMR requires scalable approaches such as natural language processing (NLP) to convert text into variables used for evaluation or analysis. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of using NLP to identify patients with Type 1 Modic endplate changes using clinical reports of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examinations of the spine...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807998/immunogenicity-and-structures-of-a-rationally-designed-prefusion-mers-cov-spike-antigen
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Jesper Pallesen, Nianshuang Wang, Kizzmekia S Corbett, Daniel Wrapp, Robert N Kirchdoerfer, Hannah L Turner, Christopher A Cottrell, Michelle M Becker, Lingshu Wang, Wei Shi, Wing-Pui Kong, Erica L Andres, Arminja N Kettenbach, Mark R Denison, James D Chappell, Barney S Graham, Andrew B Ward, Jason S McLellan
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a lineage C betacoronavirus that since its emergence in 2012 has caused outbreaks in human populations with case-fatality rates of ∼36%. As in other coronaviruses, the spike (S) glycoprotein of MERS-CoV mediates receptor recognition and membrane fusion and is the primary target of the humoral immune response during infection. Here we use structure-based design to develop a generalizable strategy for retaining coronavirus S proteins in the antigenically optimal prefusion conformation and demonstrate that our engineered immunogen is able to elicit high neutralizing antibody titers against MERS-CoV...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807909/development-and-use-of-personalized-bacteriophage-based-therapeutic-cocktails-to-treat-a-patient-with-a-disseminated-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-infection
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Robert T Schooley, Biswajit Biswas, Jason J Gill, Adriana Hernandez-Morales, Jacob Lancaster, Lauren Lessor, Jeremy J Barr, Sharon L Reed, Forest Rohwer, Sean Benler, Anca M Segall, Randy Taplitz, Davey M Smith, Kim Kerr, Monika Kumaraswamy, Victor Nizet, Leo Lin, Melanie D McCauley, Steffanie A Strathdee, Constance A Benson, Robert K Pope, Brian M Leroux, Andrew C Picel, Alfred J Mateczun, Katherine E Cilwa, James M Regeimbal, Luis A Estrella, David M Wolfe, Matthew S Henry, Javier Quinones, Scott Salka, Kimberly A Bishop-Lilly, Ry Young, Theron Hamilton
Widespread antibiotic use in clinical medicine and the livestock industry has contributed to the global spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial pathogens, including Acinetobacter baumannii We report on a method used to produce a personalized bacteriophage-based therapeutic treatment for a 68-year old diabetic patient with necrotizing pancreatitis complicated by a MDR A. baumannii infection. Despite multiple antibiotic courses and efforts at percutaneous drainage of a pancreatic pseudocyst, the patient deteriorated over a four-month period...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807469/hip-fractures-appropriate-timing-to-operative-intervention
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Chris A Anthony, Kyle R Duchman, Nicholas A Bedard, James J Gholson, Yubo Gao, Andrew J Pugely, John J Callaghan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to (1) identify the incidence of surgical delay in hip fractures, (2) evaluate the time point surgical delay puts patients at increased risk for complications, and (3) identify risk factors for surgical delay in the setting of surgical management of hip fractures. METHODS: A multi-center database was queried for patients of 60 years of age or older undergoing surgical treatment of a hip fracture. Surgical delay was defined by days from admission until surgical intervention...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807047/adverse-outcomes-associated-with-opioid-prescription-for-acute-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Natalia Mouravska, Laura Zielinski, Meha Bhatt, Nitika Sanger, Monica Bawor, Brittany Dennis, Laura Banfield, James MacKillop, James Paul, Andrew Worster, Philip Laplante, Lehana Thabane, Zainab Samaan
BACKGROUND: Acute low back pain (ALBP) is the top cause of global disability, demonstrating a significant impact on individuals and society and demanding the need for appropriate management. There is a trend towards an increasing number of opioid prescriptions for ALBP despite the lack of investigation for its various short- and long-term outcomes. The objective of this review is to examine adverse outcomes associated with opioid use for ALBP. METHODS/DESIGN: Using a search strategy, the search will be conducted using the following electronic databases: PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Web of Science, Cochrane Library, the National Institutes for Health Clinical Trials Registry and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (WHO ICTRP)...
August 14, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807008/phenotypic-and-molecular-characterisation-of-cdk13-related-congenital-heart-defects-dysmorphic-facial-features-and-intellectual-developmental-disorders
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Bret L Bostwick, Scott McLean, Jennifer E Posey, Haley E Streff, Karen W Gripp, Alyssa Blesson, Nina Powell-Hamilton, Jessica Tusi, David A Stevenson, Ellyn Farrelly, Louanne Hudgins, Yaping Yang, Fan Xia, Xia Wang, Pengfei Liu, Magdalena Walkiewicz, Marianne McGuire, Dorothy K Grange, Marisa V Andrews, Marybeth Hummel, Suneeta Madan-Khetarpal, Elena Infante, Zeynep Coban-Akdemir, Karol Miszalski-Jamka, John L Jefferies, Jill A Rosenfeld, Lisa Emrick, Kimberly M Nugent, James R Lupski, John W Belmont, Brendan Lee, Seema R Lalani
BACKGROUND: De novo missense variants in CDK13 have been described as the cause of syndromic congenital heart defects in seven individuals ascertained from a large congenital cardiovascular malformations cohort. We aimed to further define the phenotypic and molecular spectrum of this newly described disorder. METHODS: To minimise ascertainment bias, we recruited nine additional individuals with CDK13 pathogenic variants from clinical and research exome laboratory sequencing cohorts...
August 14, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806423/new-synthetic-lipid-antigens-for-rapid-serological-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis
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Alison Jones, Mark Pitts, Juma'a R Al Dulayymi, James Gibbons, Andrew Ramsay, Delia Goletti, Christopher D Gwenin, Mark S Baird
BACKGROUND: During pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) antibodies are generated to trehalose esters of mycolic acids which are cell wall lipids of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Attempts have been made to use these complex natural mixtures in serological tests for PTB diagnosis. AIM: The aim of this work was to determine whether a serological test based on a panel of defined individual trehalose esters of characteristic synthetic mycolic acids has improved diagnostic accuracy in distinguishing patients with culture positive PTB from individuals who were Mtb culture negative...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805820/prostate-cancer-associated-spop-mutations-confer-resistance-to-bet-inhibitors-through-stabilization-of-brd4
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Xiangpeng Dai, Wenjian Gan, Xiaoning Li, Shangqian Wang, Wei Zhang, Ling Huang, Shengwu Liu, Qing Zhong, Jianping Guo, Jinfang Zhang, Ting Chen, Kouhei Shimizu, Francisco Beca, Mirjam Blattner, Divya Vasudevan, Dennis L Buckley, Jun Qi, Lorenz Buser, Pengda Liu, Hiroyuki Inuzuka, Andrew H Beck, Liewei Wang, Peter J Wild, Levi A Garraway, Mark A Rubin, Christopher E Barbieri, Kwok-Kin Wong, Senthil K Muthuswamy, Jiaoti Huang, Yu Chen, James E Bradner, Wenyi Wei
The bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family of proteins comprises four members-BRD2, BRD3, BRD4 and the testis-specific isoform BRDT-that largely function as transcriptional coactivators and play critical roles in various cellular processes, including the cell cycle, apoptosis, migration and invasion. BET proteins enhance the oncogenic functions of major cancer drivers by elevating the expression of these drivers, such as c-Myc in leukemia, or by promoting the transcriptional activities of oncogenic factors, such as AR and ERG in prostate cancer...
August 14, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805801/small-molecule-studies-identify-cdk8-as-a-regulator-of-il-10-in-myeloid-cells
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Liv Johannessen, Thomas B Sundberg, Daniel J O'Connell, Raivo Kolde, James Berstler, Katelyn J Billings, Bernard Khor, Brinton Seashore-Ludlow, Anne Fassl, Caitlin N Russell, Isabel J Latorre, Baishan Jiang, Daniel B Graham, Jose R Perez, Piotr Sicinski, Andrew J Phillips, Stuart L Schreiber, Nathanael S Gray, Alykhan F Shamji, Ramnik J Xavier
Enhancing production of the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a promising strategy to suppress pathogenic inflammation. To identify new mechanisms regulating IL-10 production, we conducted a phenotypic screen for small molecules that enhance IL-10 secretion from activated dendritic cells. Mechanism-of-action studies using a prioritized hit from the screen, BRD6989, identified the Mediator-associated kinase CDK8, and its paralog CDK19, as negative regulators of IL-10 production during innate immune activation...
August 14, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803728/distinct-cellular-mechanisms-underlie-anti-ctla-4-and-anti-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade
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Spencer C Wei, Jacob H Levine, Alexandria P Cogdill, Yang Zhao, Nana-Ama A S Anang, Miles C Andrews, Padmanee Sharma, Jing Wang, Jennifer A Wargo, Dana Pe'er, James P Allison
Immune-checkpoint blockade is able to achieve durable responses in a subset of patients; however, we lack a satisfying comprehension of the underlying mechanisms of anti-CTLA-4- and anti-PD-1-induced tumor rejection. To address these issues, we utilized mass cytometry to comprehensively profile the effects of checkpoint blockade on tumor immune infiltrates in human melanoma and murine tumor models. These analyses reveal a spectrum of tumor-infiltrating T cell populations that are highly similar between tumor models and indicate that checkpoint blockade targets only specific subsets of tumor-infiltrating T cell populations...
August 9, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803127/direct-antioxidant-properties-of-methotrexate-inhibition-of-malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-protein-adduct-formation-and-superoxide-scavenging
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Matthew C Zimmerman, Dahn L Clemens, Michael J Duryee, Cleofes Sarmiento, Andrew Chiou, Carlos D Hunter, Jun Tian, Lynell W Klassen, James R O'Dell, Geoffrey M Thiele, Ted R Mikuls, Daniel R Anderson
Methotrexate (MTX) is an immunosuppressant commonly used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Recent observations have shown that patients treated with MTX also exhibit a reduced risk for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although MTX reduces systemic inflammation and tissue damage, the mechanisms by which MTX exerts these beneficial effects are not entirely known. We have previously demonstrated that protein adducts formed by the interaction of malondialdehyde (MDA) and acetaldehyde (AA), known as MAA-protein adducts, are present in diseased tissues of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or CVD...
August 2, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799949/quantifying-the-effects-of-prior-acetyl-salicylic-acid-on-sepsis-related-deaths-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis-using-propensity-matching
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James Trauer, Stephen Muhi, Emma S McBryde, Shmeylan A Al Harbi, Yaseen M Arabi, Andrew J Boyle, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Wei Chen, Yung-Tai Chen, Marco Falcone, Ognjen Gajic, Jack Godsell, Michelle Ng Gong, Daryl Kor, Wolfgang Lösche, Daniel F McAuley, Hollis R O'Neal, Michael Osthoff, Gordon P Otto, Maik Sossdorf, Min-Juei Tsai, Juan C Valerio-Rojas, Tom van der Poll, Francesco Violi, Lorraine Ware, Andreas F Widmer, Maryse A Wiewel, Johannes Winning, Damon P Eisen
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to conduct a meta-analysis on published observational cohort data describing the association between acetyl-salicylic acid (aspirin) use prior to the onset of sepsis and mortality in hospitalized patients. STUDY SELECTION: Studies that reported mortality in patients on aspirin with sepsis with a comparison group of patients with sepsis not on prior aspirin therapy were included. DATA SOURCES: Fifteen studies described hospital-based cohorts (n = 17,065), whereas one was a large insurance-based database (n = 683,421)...
August 9, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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