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John Tingle
John Tingle, Associate Professor (Teaching and Scholarship), Nottingham Trent University, calls for a more balanced view to be taken of issues in the context of the debate on the high costs of clinical negligence claims.
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457203/challenges-and-opportunities-in-establishing-and-maintaining-newborn-screening-in-a-rural-area-of-andhra-pradesh-task-force-study-by-indian-council-of-medical-research
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A Radha Rama Devi, Y Ananthalakshmi, K Srimannarayana Rao
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to evaluate the feasibility of setting up newborn screening in rural areas in India. Secondary objective was to enhance the knowledge and awareness towards early detection of diseases by newborn screening, management of the affected baby and to impart genetic counseling. METHODS: Awareness programs were conducted at different mandals in the district for the medical practioners during the preparatory phase of the Task Force Project...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453271/government-will-cap-legal-costs-of-clinical-negligence-claims
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Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452867/deep-inspiration-breath-hold-level-variability-and-deformation-in-locoregional-breast-irradiation
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Leigh Conroy, Sarah Quirk, Elizabeth Watt, Gillian Ecclestone, Jessica L Conway, Ivo A Olivotto, Tien Phan, Wendy L Smith
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dosimetric effect of breath hold level variability and deformation on breast, chest wall, internal mammary chain (IMC) nodes, and heart. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Left-sided post-lumpectomy (n = 12) and postmastectomy (n = 3) patients underwent deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) and exhale breath hold (EBH) computed tomography (CT) scans. Forward-planned locoregional breast plans were created on the DIBH scan...
February 13, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451775/fluorescence-imaging-of-huntingtin-mrna-knockdown
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Eunseon Oh, Yuhong Liu, Mahesh V Sonar, Diane Merry, Eric Wickstrom
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal-dominant neurodegenerative genetic disorder caused by CAG repeat expansion in exon 1 of the HTT gene. Expression of the mutant gene results in the production of a neurotoxic polyglutamine (polyQ)-expanded huntingtin (Htt) protein. Clinical trials of knockdown therapy of mutant polyglutamine-encoding HTT mRNA in Huntington's disease (HD) have begun. To measure HTT mRNA knockdown effectiveness in human cells, we utilized a fluorescent hybridization imaging agent specific to the region encompassing the human HTT mRNA initiation codon...
February 16, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449731/mixed-malignant-mullerian-tumor-with-neuroendocrine-features-in-an-irradiated-uterus-for-cervical-carcinoma-a-unique-association-a-morphological-immunohistochemisty-and-ultrastructural-study
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V G Vellone, B Spina, F Grillo, P Calamaro, F Sarocchi, P Sala, S Ferrero, E Fulcheri
Chemo-radiation represents an effective therapy for carcinoma of the uterine cervix. The endometrium may however receive a consistent dose of mutagenic radiations and patients may have an increased risk of secondary malignancies. Endometrial mixed malignant mullerian tumor (MMMT) is a rare, highly aggressive disease, and neuroendocrine features are even rarer. A 68 years old woman underwent radio-chemotherapy for a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. Follow up was uneventful until, eight years after radio-chemotherapy, imaging exams detected a diffuse enlargement of the uterine body...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445104/genetic-modification-to-induce-cxcr2-overexpression-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhances-treatment-benefits-in-radiation-induced-oral-mucositis
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Zongshan Shen, Jiancheng Wang, Qiting Huang, Yue Shi, Zhewei Wei, Xiaoran Zhang, Yuan Qiu, Min Zhang, Yi Wang, Wei Qin, Shuheng Huang, Yinong Huang, Xin Liu, Kai Xia, Xinchun Zhang, Zhengmei Lin
Radiation-induced oral mucositis affects patient quality of life and reduces tolerance to cancer therapy. Unfortunately, traditional treatments are insufficient for the treatment of mucositis and might elicit severe side effects. Due to their immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties, the transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is a potential therapeutic strategy for mucositis. However, systemically infused MSCs rarely reach inflamed sites, impacting their clinical efficacy. Previous studies have demonstrated that chemokine axes play an important role in MSC targeting...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439480/appropriate-handling-processing-and-analysis-of-blood-samples-is-essential-to-avoid-oxidation-of-vitamin-c-to-dehydroascorbic-acid
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Juliet M Pullar, Simone Bayer, Anitra C Carr
Vitamin C (ascorbate) is the major water-soluble antioxidant in plasma and its oxidation to dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) has been proposed as a marker of oxidative stress in vivo. However, controversy exists in the literature around the amount of DHA detected in blood samples collected from various patient cohorts. In this study, we report on DHA concentrations in a selection of different clinical cohorts (diabetes, pneumonia, cancer, and critically ill). All clinical samples were collected into EDTA anticoagulant tubes and processed at 4 °C prior to storage at -80 °C for subsequent analysis by HPLC with electrochemical detection...
February 11, 2018: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435865/gene-expression-profiles-in-dental-follicles-from-patients-with-impacted-canines
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Pamela Uribe, Lena Larsson, Anna Westerlund, Maria Ransjö
Animal studies suggest that the dental follicle (DF) plays a major role in tooth eruption. However, the role of the DF during tooth impaction and related root resorptions in adjacent teeth is not clear. The hypothesis for the present study is that expression of regulatory factors involved in the bone remodelling process necessary for tooth eruption may differ between dental follicles from teeth with different clinical situations. We have analysed the gene expression profiles in the DF obtained from impacted canines, with (N = 3) or without (N = 5) signs of root resorption, and from control teeth (normal erupting teeth, mesiodens) (N = 3)...
February 12, 2018: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435494/tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-vaccine-induced-human-antibodies-mediate-negligible-enhancement-of-zika-virus-infection-in-vitro-and-in-a-mouse-model
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James Duehr, Silviana Lee, Gursewak Singh, Gregory A Foster, David Krysztof, Susan L Stramer, Maria C Bermúdez González, Eva Menichetti, Robert Geretschläger, Christian Gabriel, Viviana Simon, Jean K Lim, Florian Krammer
Recent reports in the scientific literature have suggested that anti-dengue virus (DENV) and anti-West Nile virus (WNV) immunity exacerbates Zika virus (ZIKV) pathogenesis in vitro and in vivo in mouse models. Large populations of immune individuals exist for a related flavivirus (tick-borne encephalitis virus [TBEV]), due to large-scale vaccination campaigns and endemic circulation throughout most of northern Europe and the southern Russian Federation. As a result, the question of whether anti-TBEV immunity can affect Zika virus pathogenesis is a pertinent one...
January 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434562/latent-profile-analysis-of-schizotypy-and-paranormal-belief-associations-with-probabilistic-reasoning-performance
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Andrew Denovan, Neil Dagnall, Kenneth Drinkwater, Andrew Parker
This study assessed the extent to which within-individual variation in schizotypy and paranormal belief influenced performance on probabilistic reasoning tasks. A convenience sample of 725 non-clinical adults completed measures assessing schizotypy (Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences; O-Life brief), belief in the paranormal (Revised Paranormal Belief Scale; RPBS) and probabilistic reasoning (perception of randomness, conjunction fallacy, paranormal perception of randomness, and paranormal conjunction fallacy)...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430640/comparison-of-self-reported-and-directly-measured-weight-and-height-among-women-of-reproductive-age-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mariana Seijo, Nicole Minckas, Gabriela Cormick, Daniel Comandé, Agustín Ciapponi, José M Belizan
INTRODUCTION: The use of self-report as a strategy for collecting data of women's weight and height is broadly spread both in clinical practice and epidemiological studies. This study aimed to compare self-reported and directly measured weight and height among women of reproductive age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In July 2015 we searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, COCHRANE, CINHAL, LILACS and grey literature. We included women of reproductive age (12 to 49 years old) independently of their weight or height at the time of the study...
February 11, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429557/prevalence-of-incidental-clinically-relevant-pancreatic-cysts-at-diagnosis-based-on-current-guidelines
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Jose Manuel Mella, Estanislao Jesús Gómez, Mariana Omodeo, Matias Manzotti, Mariela Roel, Lisandro Pereyra, Carolina Fischer, Nicolás Panigadi, Raquel González, Pablo Luna, Silvia Cecilia Pedreira, Daniel Gustavo Cimmino, Luis Alberto Boerr
BACKGROUND: Most pancreatic cysts (PCs) found incidentally by CT and MRI scans might not be clinically important according to the Fukuoka guidelines, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) guidelines and European guidelines. AIMS: To determine and compare the prevalence of incidental clinically important PCs (CIPCs). METHODS: Abdominal contrast-enhanced CT or MRI scans performed during a one-year period were retrospectively reviewed to identify incidental PCs...
February 8, 2018: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424474/a-critical-review-of-the-application-of-polymer-of-low-concern-and-regulatory-criteria-to-fluoropolymers
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REVIEW
Barbara J Henry, Joseph P Carlin, Jon A Hammerschmidt, Robert C Buck, L William Buxton, Heidelore Fiedler, Jennifer Seed, Oscar Hernandez
Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of fluorinated substances that are in the focus of researchers and regulators due to widespread presence in the environment and biota, including humans, of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Fluoropolymers, high molecular weight polymers within the PFAS group, have unique properties that constitute a distinct class within the PFAS group. Fluoropolymers have thermal, chemical, photochemical, hydrolytic, oxidative and biological stability...
February 9, 2018: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422418/incorporation-of-urinary-prostate-cancer-antigen-3-and-tmprss2-erg-into-prostate-cancer-prevention-trial-risk-calculator
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Donna P Ankerst, Martin Goros, Scott A Tomlins, Dattatraya Patil, Ziding Feng, John T Wei, Martin G Sanda, Jonathan Gelfond, Ian M Thompson, Robin J Leach, Michael A Liss
BACKGROUND: The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Risk Calculator (PCPTRC) is a commonly used risk tool for predicting the outcome on biopsy based on the established risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether incorporation of the novel urinary markers prostate cancer antigen 3 (PCA3) and TMPRSS2:ERG (T2:ERG) into the PCPTRC improves its discrimination, accuracy, and clinical net benefit. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Since PCA3 and T2:ERG were not measured as part of the PCPTRC, a Bayesian modeling approach was used to combine data where the markers were measured in a Michigan cohort with the PCPTRC as prior probabilities to form an updated PCPTRC...
February 5, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415550/management-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-under-5-years-through-the-lens-of-health-care-workers-in-two-rural-south-african-hospitals
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Moise Muzigaba, Brian Van Wyk, Thandi Puoane
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the management of severe malnutrition in South Africa, poor treatment outcomes for children under 5 years are still observed in some hospitals, particularly in rural areas. OBJECTIVE: To explore health care workers' perceptions about upstream and proximal factors contributing to poor treatment outcomes for severe acute malnutrition in two district hospitals in South Africa...
January 30, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413639/biotin-and-acetazolamide-for-treatment-of-an-unusual-child-with-autism-plus-lack-of-nail-and-hair-growth
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Paul J Benke, Michael Duchowny, Dianalee McKnight
BACKGROUND: Patients with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delay or encephalopathy rarely demonstrate no or negligible hair and nail growth, suggesting a biotin-responsive clinical disorder. METHODS: A ten-year-old girl presented with features of autism spectrum disorder, isolated headaches, and episodes of headaches and limb shaking. Her medical history revealed that her hair and nails did not grow. Administration of biotin restored her nail and hair growth and improved intellectual ability and school performance...
February 2018: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413431/evaluating-the-evidence-for-motor-based-interventions-in-developmental-coordination-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, Sabine Vinçon, Rainer Blank, Virgínia H Quadrado, Helene Polatajko, Peter H Wilson
BACKGROUND: As part of the process of creating an update of the clinical practice guidelines for developmental coordination disorder (DCD) (Blank, Smits-Engelsman, Polatajko, & Wilson, 2012), a systematic review of intervention studies, published since the last guidelines statement was conducted. AIM: The aim of this study was to 1) systematically review the evidence published from January 2012 to February 2017 regarding the effectiveness of motor based interventions in individuals with DCD, 2) quantify treatment effects using a meta-analysis, 3) examine the available information on different aspects of delivery including use of group intervention, duration and frequency of therapy, and 4) identify gaps in the literature and make recommendations for future intervention research...
January 24, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412838/glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-mediated-control-of-cardiac-energy-metabolism
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Rami Al Batran, Malak Almutairi, John R Ussher
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists are frequently used to improve glycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Recent data from cardiovascular outcomes trials for the GLP-1R agonists, liraglutide and semaglutide, have also demonstrated significant reductions in death rates from cardiovascular causes in patients with T2D. As cardiovascular death is the number one cause of death in patients with T2D, understanding the mechanisms by which GLP-1R agonists such as liraglutide and semaglutide improve cardiac function is essential...
February 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408856/quick-and-easy-sample-preparation-without-resin-embedding-for-the-bone-quality-assessment-of-fresh-calcified-bone-using-fourier-transform-infrared-imaging
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Hiromi Kimura-Suda, Masahiko Takahata, Teppei Ito, Tomohiro Shimizu, Kyosuke Kanazawa, Masahiro Ota, Norimasa Iwasaki
Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) imaging is a powerful tool for the assessment of bone quality; however, it requires the preparation of thin bone sections. Conventional poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) embedding for the preparation of sections takes more than two weeks and causes denaturation of the bone. Development of a quick and easy sample preparation technique without denaturation is needed for accurate clinical evaluation of fresh calcified bone using FTIR imaging. Frozen sectioning allows the quick and easy preparation of thin sections without denaturation, but it requires a substrate with good chemical resistance and improved heat shock resistance...
2018: PloS One
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