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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383822/preparing-childhood-cancer-survivors-for-transition-to-adult-care-the-young-adult-perspective
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Natasha N Frederick, Sharon L Bober, Lexie Berwick, Mary Tower, Lisa B Kenney
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) remain at risk for developing treatment-associated health conditions as they age; however, many do not obtain recommended follow-up, putting them at unnecessary risk for morbidity. Educational interventions targeted at providing survivors with the knowledge and skills necessary for healthcare independence might improve adherence and outcomes as they transition care to the adult medical system. OBJECTIVE: To identify informational needs, educational preferences, and support that young adult CCSs perceive as beneficial for transition from pediatric to adult medical care...
April 6, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360870/the-faculty-of-language-integrates-the-two-core-systems-of-number
#2
Ken Hiraiwa
Only humans possess the faculty of language that allows an infinite array of hierarchically structured expressions (Hauser et al., 2002; Berwick and Chomsky, 2015). Similarly, humans have a capacity for infinite natural numbers, while all other species seem to lack such a capacity (Gelman and Gallistel, 1978; Dehaene, 1997). Thus, the origin of this numerical capacity and its relation to language have been of much interdisciplinary interest in developmental and behavioral psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and linguistics (Dehaene, 1997; Hauser et al...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324036/vital-directions-and-national-will
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EDITORIAL
Donald M Berwick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323902/no-prognostic-value-added-by-vitamin-d-pathway-snps-to-current-prognostic-system-for-melanoma-survival
#4
Li Luo, Irene Orlow, Peter A Kanetsky, Nancy E Thomas, Shenying Fang, Jeffrey E Lee, Marianne Berwick, Ji-Hyun Lee
The prognostic improvement attributed to genetic markers over current prognostic system has not been well studied for melanoma. The goal of this study is to evaluate the added prognostic value of Vitamin D Pathway (VitD) SNPs to currently known clinical and demographic factors such as age, sex, Breslow thickness, mitosis and ulceration (CDF). We utilized two large independent well-characterized melanoma studies: the Genes, Environment, and Melanoma (GEM) and MD Anderson studies, and performed variable selection of VitD pathway SNPs and CDF using Random Survival Forest (RSF) method in addition to Cox proportional hazards models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323064/the-relevance-of-%C3%AE-klotho-to-the-central-nervous-system-some-key-questions
#5
REVIEW
Marina Minto Lopes-Cararo, Caio Henrique Yokoyama Mazucanti, Cristoforo Scavone, Elisa Mitiko Kawamoto, Daniel Charles Berwick
α-Klotho is well described as an anti-aging protein, with critical roles in kidney function as a transmembrane co-receptor for FGF23, and as a soluble factor in serum. α-Klotho is also expressed in the choroid plexus, where it is released into the cerebrospinal fluid. Nonetheless, α-Klotho is also expressed in the brain parenchyma. Accumulating evidence indicates that this pool of α-Klotho, which we define as brain α-Klotho, may play important roles as a neuroprotective factor and in promoting myelination, thereby supporting healthy brain aging...
March 18, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271768/at-the-vanguard-of-quality-patient-care
#6
Alison Moore
Don Berwick is a leader in health policy and improvement. He co-founded the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, ran the US Medicaid and Medicare programmes in the early part of Barack Obama's presidency, and was a leading figure in the extension of health insurance to people who struggled to afford it.
March 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103901/pathogenic-lrrk2-variants-are-gain-of-function-mutations-that-enhance-lrrk2-mediated-repression-of-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#7
Daniel C Berwick, Behzad Javaheri, Andrea Wetzel, Mark Hopkinson, Jonathon Nixon-Abell, Simone Grannò, Andrew A Pitsillides, Kirsten Harvey
BACKGROUND: LRRK2 mutations and risk variants increase susceptibility to inherited and idiopathic Parkinson's disease, while recent studies have identified potential protective variants. This, and the fact that LRRK2 mutation carriers develop symptoms and brain pathology almost indistinguishable from idiopathic Parkinson's disease, has led to enormous interest in this protein. LRRK2 has been implicated in a range of cellular events, but key among them is canonical Wnt signalling, which results in increased levels of transcriptionally active β-catenin...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077764/antimicrobial-peptide-coatings-for-hydroxyapatite-electrostatic-and-covalent-attachment-of-antimicrobial-peptides-to-surfaces
#8
Leigh Townsend, Richard L Williams, Olachi Anuforom, Matthew R Berwick, Fenella Halstead, Erik Hughes, Artemis Stamboulis, Beryl Oppenheim, Julie Gough, Liam Grover, Robert A H Scott, Mark Webber, Anna F A Peacock, Antonio Belli, Ann Logan, Felicity de Cogan
The interface between implanted devices and their host tissue is complex and is often optimized for maximal integration and cell adhesion. However, this also gives a surface suitable for bacterial colonization. We have developed a novel method of modifying the surface at the material-tissue interface with an antimicrobial peptide (AMP) coating to allow cell attachment while inhibiting bacterial colonization. The technology reported here is a dual AMP coating. The dual coating consists of AMPs covalently bonded to the hydroxyapatite surface, followed by deposition of electrostatically bound AMPs...
January 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077360/invited-commentary-indoor-tanning-a-melanoma-accelerator
#9
Marianne Berwick, Jean-François Doré
In this issue of the Journal, Ghiasvand et al. (Am J Epidemiol. 2017;185(3):147-156) present results from a longitudinal study of the association between indoor tanning and melanoma in a large cohort of Norwegian women. These new data further support previous findings on the damaging effects of tanning bed exposure on women, particularly young women. The authors present compelling evidence that early exposure to tanning beds advances the date of diagnosis of melanoma by at least 2 years. With a strong design and a large cohort followed for a mean of 13...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077259/the-growth-of-language-universal-grammar-experience-and-principles-of-computation
#10
REVIEW
Charles Yang, Stephen Crain, Robert C Berwick, Noam Chomsky, Johan J Bolhuis
Human infants develop language remarkably rapidly and without overt instruction. We argue that the distinctive ontogenesis of child language arises from the interplay of three factors: domain-specific principles of language (Universal Grammar), external experience, and properties of non-linguistic domains of cognition including general learning mechanisms and principles of efficient computation. We review developmental evidence that children make use of hierarchically composed structures ('Merge') from the earliest stages and at all levels of linguistic organization...
January 7, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077229/avoiding-overuse-the-next-quality-frontier
#11
Donald M Berwick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074652/trends-in-methyl-tert-butyl-ether-concentrations-in-private-wells-in-southeast-new-hampshire-2005-to-2015
#12
Sarah M Flanagan, Joseph P Levitt, Joseph D Ayotte
In southeast New Hampshire, where reformulated gasoline was used from the 1990s to 2007, methyl tert-butyl ether (MtBE) concentrations ≥0.2 μg/L were found in water from 26.7% of 195 domestic wells sampled in 2005. Ten years later in 2015, and eight years after MtBE was banned, 10.3% continue to have MtBE. Most wells (140 of 195) had no MtBE detections (concentrations <0.2 μg/L) in 2005 and 2015. Of the remaining wells, MtBE concentrations increased in 4 wells, decreased in 47 wells, and did not change in 4 wells...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045933/optimization-of-peripheral-vascular-sizing-with-conductance-guidewire-theory-and-experiment
#13
Hyo Won Choi, Zachary C Berwick, Matthew S Sulkin, Christopher D Owens, Ghassan S Kassab
Although the clinical range of interventions for coronary arteries is about 2 to 5 mm, the range of diameters of peripheral vasculature is significantly larger (about 10 mm for human iliac artery). When the vessel diameter is increased, the spacing between excitation electrodes on a conductance sizing device must also increase to accommodate the greater range of vessel diameters. The increase in the excitation electrodes distance, however, causes higher parallel conductance or current losses outside of artery lumen...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017840/what-do-animals-learn-in-artificial-grammar-studies
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REVIEW
Gabriël J L Beckers, Robert C Berwick, Kazuo Okanoya, Johan J Bolhuis
Artificial grammar learning is a popular paradigm to study syntactic ability in nonhuman animals. Subjects are first trained to recognize strings of tokens that are sequenced according to grammatical rules. Next, to test if recognition depends on grammaticality, subjects are presented with grammar-consistent and grammar-violating test strings, which they should discriminate between. However, simpler cues may underlie discrimination if they are available. Here, we review stimulus design in a sample of studies that use particular sounds as tokens, and that claim or suggest their results demonstrate a form of sequence rule learning...
December 22, 2016: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998846/suction-catheter-for-enhanced-control-and-accuracy-of-transseptal-access
#15
Matthew S Sulkin, Zachary C Berwick, James B Hermiller, Jose A Navia, Ghassan S Kassab
AIMS: Percutaneous structural heart therapies, such as mitral value repair, require site-specific transseptal access (TSA). This can be challenging for interventional cardiologists. We describe a TSA catheter (TSAC) that utilises suction for enhanced control and puncture accuracy. Here, we aim to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the device. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ex vivo interatrial septum preparations were dissected from swine (n=8) and diseased human hearts (n=6) to quantify TSAC suction and needle puncture force...
December 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987598/role-of-vessel-to-prosthesis-size-mismatch-in-venous-valve-performance
#16
Wei-Hsin Tien, Xuefeng Zhao, Henry Y Chen, Zachary C Berwick, Joshua F Krieger, Sean Chambers, Dana Dabiri, Ghassan S Kassab
BACKGROUND: Efforts to treat chronic venous insufficiency have focused on the development of prosthetic venous valves. The role of prosthetic valve-to-vessel size matching has not been determined. The purpose of this investigation was to assess the effect of size mismatching on venous valve function and to establish a mismatch limit that affects valve hemodynamic performance and venous wall stress to improve future valve designs and implants. METHODS: Flow dynamics of prosthetic venous valves were studied in vitro using a pulse duplicator flow loop...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942349/the-risks-and-benefits-of-sun-exposure-2016
#17
REVIEW
David G Hoel, Marianne Berwick, Frank R de Gruijl, Michael F Holick
Public health authorities in the United States are recommending that men, women and children reduce their exposure to sunlight, based on concerns that this exposure will promote skin cancer. On the other hand, data show that increasing numbers of Americans suffer from vitamin D deficiencies and serious health problems caused by insufficient sun exposure. The body of science concerning the benefits of moderate sun exposure is growing rapidly, and is causing a different perception of sun/UV as it relates to human health...
January 2016: Dermato-endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924449/translation-and-adaptation-of-skin-cancer-genomic-risk-education-materials-for-implementation-in-primary-care
#18
Vivian M Rodríguez, Erika Robers, Kate Zielaskowski, C Javier González, Keith Hunley, Kimberly A Kaphingst, Dolores D Guest, Andrew Sussman, Kirsten A Meyer White, Matthew R Schwartz, Jennie Greb, Yvonne Talamantes, Jessica Bigney, Marianne Berwick, Jennifer L Hay
Genomic medicine has revolutionized disease risk identification and subsequent risk reduction interventions. Skin cancer risk genomic feedback is a promising vehicle to raise awareness and protective behaviors in the general population, including Hispanics who are largely unaware of their risks. Yet, personalized genomics currently has limited reach. This study is the initial phase of a randomized controlled trial investigating the personal utility and reach of genomic testing and feedback for melanoma. Semi-structured cognitive interviews (N = 28), stratified across education level, were conducted to assess the comprehension and acceptability of translated skin cancer genomic risk education materials with Spanish-speaking Hispanic primary care patients...
January 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913671/l-rrk-de-triomphe-a-solution-for-lrrk2-gtpase-activity
#19
REVIEW
Jonathon Nixon-Abell, Daniel C Berwick, Kirsten Harvey
Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) is a central protein in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), yet its normal function has proved stubbornly hard to elucidate. Even though it remains unclear how pathogenic mutations affect LRRK2 to cause PD, recent findings provide increasing cause for optimism. We summarise here the developing consensus over the effect of pathogenic mutations in the Ras of complex proteins and C-terminal of Roc domains on LRRK2 GTPase activity. This body of work has been greatly reinforced by our own study of the protective R1398H variant contained within the LRRK2 GTPase domain...
December 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862570/communication-about-melanoma-and-risk-reduction-after-melanoma-diagnosis
#20
Vivian M Rodríguez, Marianne Berwick, Jennifer L Hay
BACKGROUND: Melanoma patients are advised to perform regular risk-reduction practices, including sun protection as well as skin self-examinations (SSEs) and physician-led examinations. Melanoma-specific communication regarding family risk and screening may promote such behaviors. To this end, associations between patients' melanoma-specific communication and risk reduction were examined. METHODS: Melanoma patients (N = 169) drawn from a population-based cancer registry reported their current risk-reduction practices, perceived risk of future melanoma, and communication with physicians and relatives about melanoma risk and screening...
November 15, 2016: Psycho-oncology
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