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Heather Dionne, Karen L Hibbard, Amanda Cavallaro, Jui-Chun Kao, Gerald M Rubin
The ability to reproducibly target expression of transgenes to small, defined subsets of cells is a key experimental tool for understanding many biological processes. The Drosophila nervous system contains thousands of distinct cell types and it has generally not been possible to limit expression to one or a few cell types when using a single segment of genomic DNA as an enhancer to drive expression. Intersectional methods, in which expression of the transgene only occurs where two different enhancers overlap in their expression patterns, can be used to achieve the desired specificity...
March 13, 2018: Genetics
Matthew C Bunte, David J Cohen, Michael R Jaff, William A Gray, Elizabeth A Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Andrew Feiring, Marco Cioppi, Robert Hibbard, Bruce Gray, Yazan Khatib, David Jessup, Roberto Patarca, Jing Du, Hans-Peter Stoll, Joe Massaro, David M Safley
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical and health status outcomes of patients undergoing superficial femoral artery (SFA) revascularization using the Shape Memory Alloy Recoverable Technology (S.M.A.R.T.®) nitinol self-expanding stent through 3 years of follow-up. BACKGROUND: Limited long-term data are available describing the durability of benefits after femoropopliteal revascularization. METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective, core-lab adjudicated study, 250 subjects with de novo or restenotic femoropopliteal arterial lesions were treated with the S...
March 9, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Tracey Russell, Simeon Lisovski, Mats Olsson, Gregory Brown, Rebecca Spindler, Amanda Lane, Tamara Keeley, Chris Hibbard, Carolyn J Hogg, Frédéric Thomas, Katherine Belov, Beata Ujvari, Thomas Madsen
Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), a highly contagious cancer, has decimated Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) numbers in the wild. To ensure its long-term survival, a captive breeding program was implemented but has not been as successful as envisaged at its launch in 2005. We therefore investigated the reproductive success of 65 captive devil pair combinations, of which 35 produced offspring (successful pairs) whereas the remaining 30 pairs, despite being observed mating, produced no offspring (unsuccessful pairs)...
March 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Abigail L M Webb, Paul B Hibbard, Rick O'Gorman
Evidence suggests that females experience adaptive shifts in facial preferences across the menstrual cycle. However, recent discussions and meta-analyses suggest that these findings are equivocal. A previously unexplored question is the extent to which shifts in female preferences are modulated by hormone-dependent changes occurring in low-level vision, such as visual sensitivity. This mechanistic approach has been a novel method for investigating the extent to which complex perceptual phenomena are driven by low-level versus higher-level perceptual processes...
February 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Ryan W Geisert, Dorothy J Cheruiyot, Bruce E Hibbard, David I Shapiro-Ilan, Kent S Shelby, Thomas A Coudron
Larval Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) were exposed to seven different entomopathogenic nematode species to test their potential infectivity in a laboratory setting. Known D. virgifera-infecting nematode species Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Poinar, Heterorhabditis megidis Poinar, Jackson & Klein, Steinernema feltiae Filipjev, and Steinernema carpocapsae Weiser were tested in a concerted experiment alongside Steinernema diaprepesi Nguyen & Duncan, Steinernema riobrave Cabanillas, Poinar & Raulston, and a Missouri wild-type H...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
Marie Scully, Christopher Hibbard, Bruce Ewenstein
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November 2017: Oncoscience
David W Hunter, Paul B Hibbard
Human visual performance degrades substantially as the angular distance from the fovea increases. This decrease in performance is found for both binocular and monocular vision. Although analysis of the statistics of natural images has provided significant insights into human visual processing, little research has focused on the statistical content of binocular images at eccentric angles. We applied Independent Component Analysis to rectangular image patches cut from locations within binocular images corresponding to different degrees of eccentricity...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
Martin O Bohn, Juan J Marroquin, Sherry Flint-Garcia, Kenton Dashiell, David B Willmot, Bruce E Hibbard
Over the last 70 yr, more than 12,000 maize accessions have been screened for their level of resistance to western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (LeConte; Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), larval feeding. Less than 1% of this germplasm was selected for initiating recurrent selection or other breeding programs. Selected genotypes were mostly characterized by large root systems and superior root regrowth after root damage caused by western corn rootworm larvae. However, no hybrids claiming native (i...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
M A B Mahmoud, R E Sharp, M J Oliver, D L Finke, M Bohn, M R Ellersieck, B E Hibbard
Anecdotal data in the past have suggested that the effect of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), on maize yield is greater under drought and the effect of drought is greater under rootworm infestations, but no field experiments have controlled both moisture and rootworm levels. Field studies were conducted in 2012, 2013, and 2014 with treatments in a factorial arrangement of western corn rootworm infestation levels, and maize hybrids (with and without tolerance to drought and rootworm feeding)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
Julia M Bregand-White, Michelle A Kominiarek, Judith U Hibbard
OBJECTIVE: To study patterns of induced labor at term in hypertensive women. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Consortium on Safe Labor database; a multicenter study of labor and delivery practices from electronic medical records in 19 hospitals. 55,572 women were studied: 28,254 nulliparas and 27,318 multiparas, undergoing induction of labor at term without a prior cesarean with a singleton vertex live born fetus. Four hypertensive groups were defined: chronic hypertension (n=1164), gestational hypertension (n=1861), preeclampsia (n=1513) and superimposed preeclampsia (n=655), compared to controls (no hypertension, n=50,379)...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
Man P Huynh, Lisa N Meihls, Bruce E Hibbard, Stephen L Lapointe, Randall P Niedz, Dalton C Ludwick, Thomas A Coudron
The western corn rootworm (WCR), Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, is the most serious insect pest of corn (Zea mays L.) in the United States and parts of Europe, and arguably one of the world's most expensive pests to control. Several diet formulations are currently used by industry and public researchers to evaluate WCR larvae in diet-toxicity bioassays. However, a publicly available diet that produces normative insects that are physiologically similar to WCR larvae reared on corn roots will accelerate development of management technologies...
2017: PloS One
Maureen Maurer, Kristin L Carman, Manshu Yang, Kirsten Firminger, Judith Hibbard
This randomized controlled trial tested an intervention to increase uptake of hospital-level maternity care quality reports among 245 pregnant women in North Carolina (123 treatment; 122 control). The intervention included three enhancements to the quality report offered to the control: (a) biweekly text messages or e-mails directing women to the website, (b) videos and materials describing the relevance of quality measures to pregnant women's interests, and (c) tools to support discussions with clinicians...
May 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
Mark C Hornbrook, Martha D Cobb, Nancy J Tallman, Janice Colwell, Ruth McCorkle, Elizabeth Ercolano, Marcia Grant, Virginia Sun, Christopher S Wendel, Judith H Hibbard, Robert S Krouse
OBJECTIVE: To measure incremental expenses to an oncologic surgical practice for delivering a community-based, ostomy nurse-led, small-group, behavior skills-training intervention to help bladder and colorectal cancer survivors understand and adjust to their ostomies and improve their health-related quality of life, as well as assist family caregivers to understand survivors' needs and provide appropriate supportive care. METHODS: The intervention was a 5-session group behavior skills training in ostomy self-management following the principles of the Chronic Care Model...
March 2018: Psycho-oncology
Susan S Woods, Christopher W Forsberg, Erin C Schwartz, Kim M Nazi, Judith H Hibbard, Thomas K Houston, Martha Gerrity
BACKGROUND: As electronic health records and computerized workflows expand, there are unprecedented opportunities to digitally connect with patients using secure portals. To realize the value of patient portals, initial reach across populations will need to be demonstrated, as well as sustained usage over time. OBJECTIVE: The study aim was to identify patient factors associated with short-term and long-term portal usage after patients registered to access all portal functions...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Lena F Schimke, James Hibbard, Ruben Martinez-Barricarte, Taj Ali Khan, Ricardo de Souza Cavalcante, Edgar Borges de Oliveira Junior, Tabata Takahashi França, Asif Iqbal, Guilherme Yamamoto, Christina Arslanian, Claudia Feriotti, Tania Alves Costa, Jacinta Bustamante, Stéphanie Boisson-Dupuis, Jean-Laurent Casanova, José Alexandre Marzagao Barbuto, Mayana Zatz, Rinaldo Poncio Mendes, Vera Lucia Garcia Calich, Hans D Ochs, Troy R Torgerson, Otávio Cabral-Marques, Antonio Condino-Neto
Background: Mutations in genes affecting interferon-γ (IFN-γ) immunity have contributed to understand the role of IFN-γ in protection against intracellular pathogens. However, inborn errors in STAT4, which controls interleukin-12 (IL-12) responses, have not yet been reported. Our objective was to determine the genetic defect in a family with a history of paracoccidioidomycosis. Methods: Genetic analysis was performed by whole-exome sequencing and Sanger sequencing...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Judith Hibbard
In this paper we define health literacy and patient activation, discuss how each construct is measured, and review the evidence linking each construct to outcomes. Studies indicate that health literacy and patient activation are separate concepts that are only moderately correlated with each other. The studies indicate that patient activation and health literacy can each make independent contributions to outcomes. This is important, as it indicates the need to attend to both health literacy and patient activation in the design of interventions...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Marie Scully, Paul Knöbl, Karim Kentouche, Lawrence Rice, Jerzy Windyga, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Johanna A Kremer Hovinga, Michiko Kajiwara, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Caterina Maggiore, Jennifer Doralt, Christopher Hibbard, Leah Martell, Bruce Ewenstein
Safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of recombinant ADAMTS-13 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13; BAX 930; SHP655) were investigated in 15 patients diagnosed with severe congenital ADAMTS-13 deficiency (plasma ADAMTS-13 activity <6%) in a prospective phase 1, first-in-human, multicenter dose escalation study. BAX 930 was well tolerated, no serious adverse events occurred, and no anti-ADAMTS-13 antibodies were observed. After single-dose administration of BAX 930 at 5, 20, or 40 U/kg body weight to adolescents and adults, there was approximate dose proportionality with respect to maximum plasma concentration (Cmax [U/mL]) and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC [h∙U/mL])...
November 9, 2017: Blood
Jessica Greene, Judith H Hibbard, Rebecca M Sacks
OBJECTIVE: This study tests whether a personal narrative can persuade people to value comparative data on physician quality. METHOD: We conducted an online experiment with 850 adults. One group viewed a cartoon narrative on physician quality variation, another saw text on physician quality variation, and there was a control group. Study participants hypothetically selected a physician from a display of four physicians. The top-quality physician was furthest away and most expensive...
September 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
Paul Diegidio, Steven Hermiz, Jonathan Hibbard, Michael Kosorok, Charles Scott Hultman
This article explores the current options for the quantitative assessment of hypertrophic burn scars. It also introduces a novel type of randomized, controlled trial, which relies on heterogeneity of the subject population to improve the predictive value of personalized treatment strategies.
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
H Aboumatar, M Naqibuddin, S Chung, H Adebowale, L Bone, T Brown, L A Cooper, A P Gurses, A Knowlton, D Kurtz, L Piet, N Putcha, C Rand, D Roter, E Shattuck, C Sylvester, A Urteaga-Fuentes, R Wise, J L Wolff, T Yang, J Hibbard, E Howell, M Myers, K Shea, J Sullivan, L Syron, Nae-Yuh Wang, P Pronovost
BACKGROUND: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of hospitalizations. Interventional studies focusing on the hospital-to-home transition for COPD patients are few. In the BREATHE (Better Respiratory Education and Treatment Help Empower) study, we developed and tested a patient and family-centered transitional care program that helps prepare hospitalized COPD patients and their family caregivers to manage COPD at home. METHODS: In the study's initial phase, we co-developed the BREATHE transitional care program with COPD patients, family-caregivers, and stakeholders...
November 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
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