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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141979/measurement-errors-in-dietary-assessment-using-self-reported-24-hour-recalls-in-low-income-countries-and-strategies-for-their-prevention
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Rosalind S Gibson, U Ruth Charrondiere, Winnie Bell
Securing accurate measurements of dietary intake across populations is challenging. Of the methods, self-reported 24-h recalls are often used in low-income countries (LICs) because they are quick, culturally sensitive, do not require high cognitive ability, and provide quantitative data on both foods and nutrients. Measuring intakes via 24-h recalls involves 1) collecting data on food intakes, 2) the appropriate use of relevant food-composition data for calculating nutrient intakes, and 3) statistically converting observed intakes to "usual intakes" for evaluating nutrient adequacy or relations between foods and nutrients and health outcomes...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141974/scaling-up-dietary-data-for-decision-making-in-low-income-countries-new-technological-frontiers
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REVIEW
Winnie Bell, Brooke A Colaiezzi, Cathleen S Prata, Jennifer C Coates
Dietary surveys in low-income countries (LICs) are hindered by low investment in the necessary research infrastructure, including a lack of basic technology for data collection, links to food composition information, and data processing. The result has been a dearth of dietary data in many LICs because of the high cost and time burden associated with dietary surveys, which are typically carried out by interviewers using pencil and paper. This study reviewed innovative dietary assessment technologies and gauged their suitability to improve the quality and time required to collect dietary data in LICs...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140300/novel-strategies-on-personalized-medicine-for-breast-cancer-treatment-an-update
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REVIEW
Carmen W H Chan, Bernard M H Law, Winnie K W So, Ka Ming Chow, Mary M Y Waye
Breast cancer is the most common cancer type among women worldwide. With breast cancer patients and survivors being reported to experience a repertoire of symptoms that are detrimental to their quality of life, the development of breast cancer treatment strategies that are effective with minimal side effects is therefore required. Personalized medicine, the treatment process that is tailored to the individual needs of each patient, is recently gaining increasing attention for its prospect in the development of effective cancer treatment regimens...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133494/multimorbidity-and-decision-making-preferences-among-older-adults
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Winnie C Chi, Jennifer Wolff, Raquel Greer, Sydney Dy
PURPOSE: Understanding individuals' preferences for participating in health care decisions is foundational to delivering person-centered care. We aimed to (1) explore preferences for health care decision making among older adults, and (2) identify multimorbidity profiles associated with preferring less active, ie, passive, participation among older US adults. METHOD: Ours was a cross-sectional, nationally representative study of 2,017 National Health and Aging Trends Study respondents...
November 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129530/glutamylation-regulates-transport-specializes-function-and-sculpts-the-structure-of-cilia
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Robert O'Hagan, Malan Silva, Ken C Q Nguyen, Winnie Zhang, Sebastian Bellotti, Yasmin H Ramadan, David H Hall, Maureen M Barr
Ciliary microtubules (MTs) are extensively decorated with post-translational modifications (PTMs), such as glutamylation of tubulin tails. PTMs and tubulin isotype diversity act as a "tubulin code" that regulates cytoskeletal stability and the activity of MT-associated proteins such as kinesins. We previously showed that, in C. elegans cilia, the deglutamylase CCPP-1 affects ciliary ultrastructure, localization of the TRP channel PKD-2 and the kinesin-3 KLP-6, and velocity of the kinesin-2 OSM-3/KIF17, whereas a cell-specific α-tubulin isotype regulates ciliary ultrastructure, intraflagellar transport, and ciliary functions of extracellular vesicle (EV)-releasing neurons...
November 2, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123264/neutrophils-driving-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jane Margetts, Laura F Ogle, Stephen L Chan, Anthony W H Chan, K C Allen Chan, David Jamieson, Catherine E Willoughby, Derek A Mann, Caroline L Wilson, Derek M Manas, Winnie Yeo, Helen L Reeves
BACKGROUND: Irrespective of the underlying aetiology, 90% of hepatocellular carcinomas arise and progress on a background of chronic inflammation. We have explored the independent prognostic value of circulating inflammatory cells. METHODS: Peripheral blood count data sets from 583 consecutive patients presenting to a single UK centre (2000-2010) were analysed for associations with tumour stage, liver function, performance status (PST) and survival. Validation was in an independent Hong Kong cohort (585 patients; 2007-2013)...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121022/public-views-on-gene-editing-and-its-uses
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George Gaskell, Imre Bard, Agnes Allansdottir, Rui Vieira da Cunha, Peter Eduard, Juergen Hampel, Elisabeth Hildt, Christian Hofmaier, Nicole Kronberger, Sheena Laursen, Anna Meijknecht, Salvör Nordal, Alexandre Quintanilha, Gema Revuelta, Núria Saladié, Judit Sándor, Júlio Borlido Santos, Simone Seyringer, Ilina Singh, Han Somsen, Winnie Toonders, Helge Torgersen, Vincent Torre, Márton Varju, Hub Zwart
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November 9, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110686/oncology-practitioners-perspectives-and-practice-patterns-of-post-treatment-cancer-survivorship-care-in-the-asia-pacific-region-results-from-the-step-study
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Raymond Javan Chan, Patsy Yates, Qiuping Li, Hiroko Komatsu, Violeta Lopez, Myat Thandar, Selva Titus Chacko, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Kanaungnit Pongthavornkamol, Myungsun Yi, Pongpak Pittayapan, Jessica Butcon, David Wyld, Alex Molassiotis
BACKGROUND: Most efforts to advance cancer survivorship care have occurred in Western countries. There has been limited research towards gaining a comprehensive understanding of survivorship care provision in the Asia-Pacific region. This study aimed to establish the perceptions of responsibility, confidence, and frequency of survivorship care practices of oncology practitioners and examine their perspectives on factors that impede quality survivorship care. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of hospital-based oncology practitioners in 10 Asia-Pacific countries was undertaken between May 2015-October 2016...
November 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107569/school-support-as-structural-hiv-prevention-for-adolescent-orphans-in-western-kenya
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Hyunsan Cho, Isabella Mbai, Winnie Kavulani Luseno, Marcia Hobbs, Carolyn Halpern, Denise Dion Hallfors
PURPOSE: Using a clustered randomized controlled trial design, we evaluated whether support to keep Kenyan orphaned adolescents in school reduces the risk of HIV infection. METHODS: Participants included 835 orphaned boys and girls in grades 7 and 8 (mean age at the baseline = 15 years) in western Kenya. Primary schools (N = 26) were randomized to the study condition. Intervention participants received school uniforms, payment of tuition when they transitioned into high school, and nurse visits to monitor school absenteeism and provide assistance to stay in school...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102675/rna-seq-revealed-atf3-regulated-inflammation-induced-by-silica
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Judy Y W Chan, Joseph C C Tsui, Patrick T W Law, Winnie K W So, Doris Y P Leung, Michael M K Sham, Stephen K W Tsui, Carmen W H Chan
BACKGROUND: Millions of workers are exposed to dust containing silica. Chronic and over-exposure to silica will lead to silicosis, which is an irreversible and sometimes fatal lung disease. The disordered physiological processes of silicosis consist of accumulation of silica particles in the alveoli of the lung. Then, the ingestion of the silica particles by macrophages was followed by an inflammatory response. Up till now, the chest radiographs remain the key tool in diagnosing and assessing the extent of silicosis...
November 2, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093151/effect-of-anticitrullinated-protein-antibody-status-on-response-to-abatacept-or-antitumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-therapy-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-us-national-observational-study
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Leslie R Harrold, Heather J Litman, Sean E Connolly, Sheila Kelly, Winnie Hua, Evo Alemao, Lisa Rosenblatt, Sabrina Rebello, Joel M Kremer
OBJECTIVE: Assess whether baseline anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) status is associated with treatment response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) initiating abatacept (ABA) or a tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor (TNFi). METHODS: Using the Corrona RA registry, patients were identified who initiated ABA or a TNFi (June 2004-January 2015), had a followup visit 6 months (± 3 mos) after initiation, and anti-CCP measured at or prior to initiation...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089280/the-associations-of-endotoxemia-with-systemic-inflammation-endothelial-activation-and-cardiovascular-outcome-in-kidney-transplantation
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Winnie Chan, Jos A Bosch, Anna C Phillips, Shui Hao Chin, Adaikala Antonysunil, Nicholas Inston, Sue Moore, Okdeep Kaur, Philip G McTernan, Richard Borrows
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), yet incompletely accountable by traditional risk factors. Inflammation is an unconventional cardiovascular risk factor, with gut-derived endotoxemia potentially driving inflammation and endothelial disease. Comparable data are lacking in kidney transplantation. This study investigated the associations of endotoxemia with inflammation, endothelial activation, and 5-year cardiovascular events in KTRs...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074604/prospective-feasibility-trial-for-genomics-informed-treatment-in-recurrent-and-progressive-glioblastoma
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Sara A Byron, Nhan L Tran, Rebecca F Halperin, Joanna J Phillips, John G Kuhn, John F de Groot, Howard Colman, Keith L Ligon, Patrick Y Wen, Timothy F Cloughesy, Ingo K Mellinghoff, Nicholas Butowski, Jennie Taylor, Jennifer L Clarke, Susan M Chang, Mitchel S Berger, Annette M Molinaro, Gerald M Maggiora, Sen Peng, Sara Nasser, Winnie S Liang, Jeffrey M Trent, Michael E Berens, John D Carpten, David Wesley Craig, Michael D Prados
PURPOSE: Glioblastoma is an aggressive and molecularly heterogeneous cancer with few effective treatment options. We hypothesized that next-generation sequencing can be used to guide treatment recommendations within a clinically acceptable time frame following surgery for patients with recurrent glioblastoma. METHODS: We conducted a prospective genomics-informed feasibility trial in adults with recurrent and progressive glioblastoma. Following surgical resection, genome-wide tumor/normal exome-sequencing and tumor RNA-sequencing was performed to identify molecular targets for potential matched therapy...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071588/a-retrospective-medical-record-review-of-utilization-patterns-and-medical-resource-use-associated-with-repository-corticotropin-injection-among-patients-with-rheumatologic-diseases-in-the-united-states
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Winnie W Nelson, Michael J Philbin, Jack R Gallagher, Kylee Heap, Susan Carroll, George J Wan
INTRODUCTION: Repository corticotropin injection (RCI) has anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory effects and is approved for multiple indications, including several rheumatologic conditions. The aims of this nationally representative, retrospective, observational study were to describe patient characteristics, RCI treatment patterns, and barriers to RCI use in patients with rheumatologic disease, and to compare medical resource use (MRU) before and after RCI therapy. METHODS: A random sample of US physicians was recruited to abstract the medical records of deidentified patients with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), dermatomyositis/polymyositis (DM/PM), or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who had been treated with RCI in the previous 24 months...
October 25, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069595/cortical-interneurons-differentially-shape-frequency-tuning-following-adaptation
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Ryan G Natan, Winnie Rao, Maria N Geffen
Neuronal stimulus selectivity is shaped by feedforward and recurrent excitatory-inhibitory interactions. In the auditory cortex (AC), parvalbumin- (PV) and somatostatin-positive (SOM) inhibitory interneurons differentially modulate frequency-dependent responses of excitatory neurons. Responsiveness of neurons in the AC to sound is also dependent on stimulus history. We found that the inhibitory effects of SOMs and PVs diverged as a function of adaptation to temporal repetition of tones. Prior to adaptation, suppressing either SOM or PV inhibition drove both increases and decreases in excitatory spiking activity...
October 24, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069384/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-prenatal-diethylstilbestrol-exposure-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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Rebecca Troisi, Linda Titus, Elizabeth E Hatch, Julie R Palmer, Dezheng Huo, William C Strohsnitter, Ervin Adam, Winnie Ricker, Marianne Hyer, Robert N Hoover
Purpose: Prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES), a prototype endocrine disrupting chemical, is associated with risk of adverse reproductive outcomes and cancer in women. We investigated whether cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk might also be greater in prenatally DES exposed women. Methods: DES exposed (n=3941) and unexposed (n=1705) women participating in the Diethylstilbestrol Combined Cohort Follow-up Study were followed prospectively from 1994-2013. Prenatal DES exposure (or lack of exposure) was documented in the birth record or physician's note...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067344/determining-the-impact-of-psychosis-on-rates-of-false-positive-and-false-negative-diagnosis-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Corinne E Fischer, Winnie Qian, Tom A Schweizer, Zahinoor Ismail, Eric E Smith, Colleen P Millikin, David G Munoz
INTRODUCTION: The rate of clinical misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and how psychosis impacts that clinical judgment is unclear. METHODS: Using data from National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center, we compared the clinical and neuropathologic diagnosis in patients with a diagnosis of AD with autopsy and in neuropathology-confirmed AD cases (n = 961). We determined the rate of true positives, false positives, and false negatives in patients with and without psychosis...
September 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055500/long-term-systemic-corticosteroid-exposure-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
J Bradford Rice, Alan G White, Lauren M Scarpati, George Wan, Winnie W Nelson
PURPOSE: While corticosteroids are relatively inexpensive and commonly used as treatment for a variety of conditions, long-term use is known to be associated with certain toxicities. Prior systematic reviews have revealed an increased risk for costly adverse events (AEs), including bone fracture, infection, and gastrointestinal bleeding. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic literature review of recent publications on the burden of long-term corticosteroid exposure, specifically, to summarize the AEs and economic impact of long-term corticosteroid use and to reveal data gaps for additional research...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054594/what-can-be-achieved-with-a-single-payer-nhi-system-the-case-of-taiwan
#19
William C Hsiao, Shou-Hsia Cheng, Winnie Yip
The United Nations has incorporated the noble goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Most nations have already embraced UHC as their goal. However, an intense policy debate has risen about which health system structure can best achieve UHC. Is a single-payer system more efficient, equitable and effective than a multiple-payer system for middle income countries? We argue that empirical evidence and in-depth analysis of single-payer and multiple-payer systems should inform this debate...
December 7, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054088/the-interactions-among-organophosphate-pesticide-exposure-oxidative-stress-and-genetic-polymorphisms-of-dopamine-receptor-d4-increase-the-risk-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children
#20
Chia-Huang Chang, Ching-Jung Yu, Jung-Chieh Du, Hsien-Chih Chiou, Hsin-Chang Chen, Winnie Yang, Ming-Yi Chung, Ying-Sheue Chen, Betau Hwang, I-Fang Mao, Mei-Lien Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify the association between organophosphate pesticides (OPs) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) related to oxidative stress and genetic polymorphisms. METHODS: This case-control study enrolled 93 children with ADHD and 112 control children in north Taiwan. Six dialkyl phosphate (DAP) metabolites of OPs and oxidative stress biomarkers were analyzed. Polymorphisms of the dopamine receptor D4 gene (DRD4) were identified...
October 17, 2017: Environmental Research
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