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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419195/plasma-ctdna-ras-mutation-analysis-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-monitoring-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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J Vidal, L Muinelo, A Dalmases, F Jones, D Edelstein, M Iglesias, M Orrillo, A Abalo, C Rodríguez, E Brozos, Y Vidal, S Candamio, F Vázquez, J Ruiz, M Guix, L Visa, V Sikri, J Albanell, B Bellosillo, R López, C Montagut
Background: RAS assessement is mandatory for therapy decision in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. This determination is based on tumor tissue, however genotyping of circulating tumor (ct)DNA offers clear advantages as a minimally invasive method that represents tumor heterogeneity. Our study aims to evaluate the use of ctDNA as an alternative determining baseline RAS status and subsequent monitoring of RAS mutations during therapy as a component of routine clinical practice...
April 13, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418459/distribution-of-physicians-with-h-1b-visas-by-state-and-sponsoring-employer
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Peter A Kahn, Tova M Gardin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414768/gpatch3-negatively-regulates-rlr-mediated-innate-antiviral-responses-by-disrupting-the-assembly-of-visa-signalosome
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Ying Nie, Yong Ran, Hong-Yan Zhang, Zhe-Fu Huang, Zhao-Yi Pan, Su-Yun Wang, Yan-Yi Wang
Upon viral infection, retinoic acid-inducible gene I-like receptors (RLRs) recognize viral RNA and trigger a series of signaling events, leading to the induction of type I interferons (IFNs). These processes are delicately regulated to prevent excessive and harmful immune responses. In this study, we identified G patch domain-containing protein 3 (GPATCH3) as a negative regulator of RLR-mediated antiviral signaling pathways. Overexpression of GPATCH3 impaired RNA virus- triggered induction of downstream antiviral genes, whereas its knockdown had opposite effects and attenuated viral replication...
April 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409510/combined-osteopathy-and-exercise-management-of-achilles-tendinopathy-in-an-athlete-a-case-report
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Georgia Ross, Chris Macfarlane, Brett Vaughan
Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury in sporting populations. There is conflicting evidence about the best approach to conservative management. This report focuses on the rehabilitation of an Achilles tendinopathy utilising osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) and a structured exercise program in a semi-professional volleyballer. The patient presented with a 4-month history of right mid-portion Achilles tendon pain that begun after a lateral inversion sprain of the right ankle. The primary complaint was pain impacting the patients vertical jump performance...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403366/nurses-knowledge-and-practices-regarding-pain-management-in-newborns
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Taine Costa, Lisabelle Mariano Rossato, Mariana Bueno, Izabela Linha Secco, Natália Pinheiro Braga Sposito, Denise Harrison, Júnia Selma de Freitas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze nurses' knowledge and practices regarding pain management of newborns admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units. METHOD: A descriptive and cross-sectional study. Data were collected from 51 nurses based on an adapted questionnaire aimed at evaluating knowledge and practices regarding the management of neonatal pain in six hospitals in Curitiba and its Metropolitan Region. RESULTS: For most nurses (86.0%), neonates feel pain...
April 6, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396035/vancomycin-intermediate-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-are-attenuated-for-virulence-when-compared-to-susceptible-progenitors
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David R Cameron, Ya-Hsun Lin, Sophie Trouillet-Assant, Virginie Tafani, Xenia Kostoulias, Effie Mouhtouris, Narelle Skinner, Kumar Visvanathan, Sarah L Baines, Brian Howden, Ian R Monk, Frederic Laurent, Timothy P Stinear, Benjamin P Howden, Anton Y Peleg
OBJECTIVES: Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) is associated with genetic changes that may also impact upon pathogenicity. In the current study, we compared the virulence of clinical VISA strains with their isogenic vancomycin-susceptible progenitors (VSSA). METHODS: Production of the critical virulence protein, alpha toxin, was assessed using western blot analysis and was correlated to agr activity using a bioluminescent agr-reporter. Cytotoxicity and intracellular persistence was compared ex vivo for VSSA and VISA within non-professional phagocytes (NPP)...
April 7, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393278/anthracycline-based-triplets-do-not-improve-the-efficacy-of-platinum-fluoropyrimidine-doublets-in-first-line-treatment-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-real-world-data-from-the-agamemon-national-cancer-registry
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A Carmona-Bayonas, P Jiménez-Fonseca, A Custodio, M Sánchez Cánovas, R Hernández, C Pericay, I Echavarria, A Lacalle, L Visa, A Rodríguez Palomo, M Mangas, J M Cano, E Buxo, F Álvarez-Manceñido, T García, J E Lorenzo, M Ferrer-Cardona, A Viudez, A Azkarate, A Ramchandani, D Arias, F Longo, C López, R Sánchez Bayona, M L Limón, A Díaz-Serrano, A Fernández Montes, P Sala, P Cerdá, F Rivera, J Gallego
BACKGROUND: Although anthracycline-based triplets are one of the most widely used schedules to treat advanced gastric cancer (AGC), the benefit of including epirubicin in these therapeutic combinations remains unknown. This study aims to evaluate both the efficacy and tolerance of triplets with epirubicin vs. doublets with platinum-fluoropyrimidine in a national AGC registry. METHODS: Patients with AGC treated with polychemotherapy without trastuzumab at 28 hospitals in Spain between 2008 and 2016 were included...
April 9, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379111/lifetime-doctor-diagnosed-mental-health-conditions-and-current-substance-use-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-living-in-vancouver-canada
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Nathan J Lachowsky, Joshun J S Dulai, Zishan Cui, Paul Sereda, Ashleigh Rich, Thomas L Patterson, Trevor T Corneil, Julio S G Montaner, Eric A Roth, Robert S Hogg, David M Moore
BACKGROUND: Studies have found that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM) have higher rates of mental health conditions and substance use than heterosexual men, but are limited by issues of representativeness. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and correlates of mental health disorders among GBM in Metro Vancouver, Canada. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, the Momentum Health Study recruited GBM (≥16 years) via respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to estimate population parameters...
May 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376759/prognostic-value-of-mri-in-arthroscopic-treatment-of-chronic-patellar-tendinopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Peter Ogon, Kaywan Izadpanah, Helge Eberbach, Gernot Lang, Norbert P Südkamp, Dirk Maier
BACKGROUND: To date, prognostic outcome factors for patients undergoing arthroscopic treatment due to chronic patellar tendinopathy (PT) are lacking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether preoperatively assessed MRI parameters might be of prognostic value for prediction of functional outcome and return to sports in arthroscopic treatment of chronic PT. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted including 30 cases (4 female and 24 male competitive athletes) undergoing arthroscopic patellar release (APR) due to chronic PT...
April 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358527/-going-out-of-the-box-close-intercultural-friendships-and-romantic-relationships-spark-creativity-workplace-innovation-and-entrepreneurship
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Jackson G Lu, Andrew C Hafenbrack, Paul W Eastwick, Dan J Wang, William W Maddux, Adam D Galinsky
The present research investigates whether close intercultural relationships promote creativity, workplace innovation, and entrepreneurship-outcomes vital to individual and organizational success. We triangulate on these questions with multiple methods (longitudinal, experimental, and field studies), diverse population samples (MBA students, employees, and professional repatriates), and both laboratory and real-world measures. Using a longitudinal design over a 10-month MBA program, Study 1 found that intercultural dating predicted improved creative performance on both divergent and convergent thinking tasks...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337562/bace2-suppression-promotes-%C3%AE-cell-survival-and-function-in-a-model-of-type-2-diabetes-induced-by-human-islet-amyloid-polypeptide-overexpression
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Gema Alcarraz-Vizán, Carlos Castaño, Montse Visa, Joel Montane, Joan-Marc Servitja, Anna Novials
BACE2 (β-site APP-cleaving enzyme 2) is a protease expressed in the brain, but also in the pancreas, where it seems to play a physiological role. Amyloidogenic diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes (T2D), share the accumulation of abnormally folded and insoluble proteins that interfere with cell function. In T2D, islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) deposits have been shown to be a pathogenic key feature of the disease. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of BACE2 modulation on β-cell alterations in a mouse model of T2D induced by IAPP overexpression...
March 23, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332365/social-and-clinical-characteristics-of-immigrants-with-tuberculosis-in-south-korea
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Gee Ho Min, Young Kim, Jong Seok Lee, Jee Youn Oh, Gyu Young Hur, Young Seok Lee, Kyung Hoon Min, Sung Yong Lee, Je Hyeong Kim, Chol Shin, Seung Heon Lee
PURPOSE: To determine the social and clinical characteristics of immigrants with tuberculosis (TB) in South Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The registered adult TB patients who were diagnosed and treated in Korea Medical Centers from January 2013 to December 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. A total of 105 immigrants with TB were compared to 932 native Korean TB patients. RESULTS: Among these 105 immigrants with TB, 86 (82%) were Korean-Chinese...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322492/lethal-hopelessness-understanding-and-responding-to-asylum-seeker-distress-and-mental-deterioration
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Nicholas G Procter, Mary Anne Kenny, Heather Eaton, Carol Grech
The mental deterioration of the so called 'legacy caseload' (asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat between August 2012-December 2013) has become a national concern and is garnering international attention. Prolonged uncertainty is contributing to mental deterioration and despair. There have been at least 11 deaths by suicide since June 2014. Social support services have been limited and legal assistance in short supply; this is associated with lengthy delays with visa applications. Thwarted belongingness, purpose and identity, a shortage of available services, and barriers to legal support for processes attendant upon Refugee Status Determination increase the likelihood that the mental health of asylum seekers will deteriorate further, potentially developing into worsening decline, which will lead to increased self-harm and suicide...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314493/beyond-visas-and-vaccines-preparing-students-for-domestic-and-global-health-engagement
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EDITORIAL
Lisa V Adams, Anne N Sosin
At campuses across the United States, scores of students are embarking on global health experiences in low- and middle-income countries. The desire to improve the health of poor communities while preparing for future health careers is often the main driver. The spotlight on domestic health issues also has fueled a resurgence of interest in underserved communities in the United States. Regardless of the destination, rigorous preparation is needed to ensure that the students' presence benefits the communities they aim to serve...
November 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291375/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-what-is-the-utility-of-ultrasound
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Hershernpal A S Basra, Paul D Humphries
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is a heterogeneous condition and an important cause of acquired disability in children. Evidence supports early treatment to prevent future complications. This relies on prompt diagnosis, achieved by a high index of clinical suspicion and supportive evidence, including the detection of joint and or tendon inflammation. Ultrasound is a readily accessible, well tolerated, safe and accurate modality for assessing joints and the surrounding soft tissues. It can also be used to guide therapy into those joints and tendon sheaths, resistant to systemic treatments...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289032/vrar-binding-to-the-promoter-region-of-agr-inhibits-its-function-in-visa-h-visa
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Yuanyuan Dai, Wenjiao Chang, Changcheng Zhao, Jing Peng, Liangfei Xu, Huaiwei Lu, Shusheng Zhou, Xiaoling Ma
Acquisition of vancomycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus is often accompanied by a reduction in virulence, but the mechanisms underlying this change remain unclear. The present study was undertaken to investigate this process in a clinical heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (hVISA) strain 10827, a hVISA reference strain Mu3 and a VISA reference strain Mu50, along with their respective series of vancomycin-induced resistant strains. In these strains, increasing MICs of vancomycin were associated with increased expression of vancomycin resistance-associated regulator gene (vraR), and decreased expression of virulence genes (hla, hlb and coa) and virulence-regulated genes (RNAIII, agrA and saeR)...
March 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269536/nonlinear-3-d-simulation-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy-in-the-kidney
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Visa Suomi, Jiri Jaros, Bradley Treeby, Robin Cleveland
Kidney cancer is a severe disease which can be treated non-invasively using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy. However, tissue in front of the transducer and the deep location of kidney can cause significant losses to the efficiency of the treatment. The effect of attenuation, refraction and reflection due to different tissue types on HIFU therapy of the kidney was studied using a nonlinear ultrasound simulation model. The geometry of the tissue was derived from a computed tomography (CT) dataset of a patient which had been segmented for water, bone, soft tissue, fat and kidney...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255602/combination-of-thioridazine-and-dicloxacillin-as-a-possible-treatment-strategy-of-staphylococci
#18
Kristian Severin Rasmussen, Marianne Ø Poulsen, Kirstine Jacobsen, Marianne N Skov, Hans Jørn Kolmos, Birgitte H Kallipolitis, Janne K Klitgaard
We have previously shown that the phenothiazine, thioridazine, acts in synergy with the beta-lactam antibiotic, dicloxacillin, to kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In this study, we investigated whether synergy by combining these two drugs could also be observed in vancomycin intermediate susceptible S. aureus (VISA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE). Synergy was observed in three of four tested VISA strains, suggesting that the thickening of cell wall does not interfere with the effects of thioridazine...
March 1, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253416/from-academic-practice-partnership-to-professional-nursing-practice-model
#19
Sharon Smith Hudacek, Mary Jane K DiMattio, Marian C Turkel
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ISSUE Instructions: 1.2 contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded after you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253407/culturally-responsive-pain-management-for-black-older-adults
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Sheria G Robinson-Lane, Staja Q Booker
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ARTICLE INSTRUCTIONS XX contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
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