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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925138/food-insecurity-and-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-older-adult-populations
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M L Redmond, F Dong, J Goetz, L T Jacobson, T C Collins
OBJECTIVES: Food insecurity, defined as the limited or uncertain availability of nutritious and safe foods, is a complex phenomenon and is linked to poor nutrition and diet-sensitive chronic diseases. Dietary patterns that include saturated fats and meat products are potential risk factors for the progression of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This study explored whether there is a relationship between food insecurity and PAD among a national sample of older adults. DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional data analysis using data from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923363/ankle-brachial-index-and-incident-diabetes-mellitus-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Simin Hua, Laura R Loehr, Hirofumi Tanaka, Gerardo Heiss, Josef Coresh, Elizabeth Selvin, Kunihiro Matsushita
BACKGROUND: Individuals with peripheral artery disease (PAD) often have reduced physical activity, which may increase the future risk of diabetes mellitus. Although diabetes is a risk factor for PAD, whether low ankle-brachial index (ABI) predates diabetes has not been studied. METHODS: We examined the association of ABI with incident diabetes using Cox proportional hazards models in the ARIC Study. ABI was measured in 12,247 black and white participants without prevalent diabetes at baseline (1987-1989)...
December 7, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918630/changes-in-gait-patterns-induced-by-rhythmic-auditory-stimulation-for-adolescents-with-acquired-brain-injury
#3
Soo Ji Kim, Yoon-Kyum Shin, Ga Eul Yoo, Hyun Ju Chong, Sung-Rae Cho
The effects of rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) on gait in adolescents with acquired brain injury (ABI) were investigated. A total of 14 adolescents with ABI were initially recruited, and 12 were included in the final analysis (n = 6 each). They were randomly assigned to the experimental (RAS) or the control (conventional gait training) groups. The experimental group received gait training with RAS three times a week for 4 weeks. For both groups, spatiotemporal parameters and kinematic data, such as dynamic motions of joints on three-dimensional planes during a gait cycle and the range of motion in each joint, were collected...
December 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917749/introduction-of-complementary-foods-in-sweden-and-impact-of-maternal-education-on-feeding-practices
#4
Sofia Klingberg, Johnny Ludvigsson, Hilde K Brekke
OBJECTIVE: To describe the introduction of complementary foods in a population-based cohort in relation to recommendations and explore the possible impact of maternal education on infant feeding practices. DESIGN: Prospective data from the All Babies in Southeast Sweden (ABIS) cohort study were used. The ABIS study invited all infants born in south-east Sweden during October 1997-October 1999 (n 21 700) to participate. A questionnaire was completed for 16 022 infants...
December 5, 2016: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915992/plasma-phospholipids-are-associated-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#5
Jin-Biao Zhang, Yan-Nan Cong, Zhen-Guang Li, Hai-Rong Sun, Jiang-Shan Zhang, Peng-Fei Wang, Qi-Zhan Wu
Phospholipids (PLs) and their metabolisms are closely allied to nosogenesis and aggravation of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cognitive impairment. The aim of this study is to characterize the plasma levels of phospholipids in type 2 diabetes patients and type 2 diabetes patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and to identify potential biomarkers of type 2 diabetes patients with MCI. In this cross-sectional study, A total of 374 type 2 diabetes patients were prospectively enrolled. There were 103 patients with MCI and 271 patients without MCI (control)...
December 1, 2016: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915239/emergency-cardiac-double-valve-surgery-in-active-infective-endocarditis-due-to-acinetobacter-baumannii-with-aortic-root-abscess-in-a-patient-with-dialysis-dependent-end-stage-renal-failure-a-rare-case-report
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Moosa Kunhi, Sachin Sanagar, N Jagadeesh, Bhima Shankar, Abi Abraham
We report an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient on regular haemodialysis awaiting renal transplant having native aortic valve endocarditis due to Acinetobacter baumannii complicated with aortic root abscess and severe mitral valve regurgitation with NYHA class IV symptoms. He underwent emergency aortic root abscess debridement, reconstruction with autologous pericardial patch and bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement along with mitral valve repair. This emergency intervention in active infective endocarditis due to A...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913796/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-assisted-intention-monitoring-for-the-rehabilitation-of-executive-impairments-following-acquired-brain-injury
#7
Fergus Gracey, Jessica E Fish, Eve Greenfield, Andrew Bateman, Donna Malley, Gemma Hardy, Jessica Ingham, Jonathan J Evans, Tom Manly
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) can impair executive function, impeding planning and attainment of intentions. Research shows promise for some goal-management rehabilitation interventions. However, evidence that alerts assist monitoring and completion of day-to-day intentions is limited. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of brief goal-directed rehabilitation paired with periodic SMS text messages designed to enhance executive monitoring of intentions (assisted intention monitoring [AIM])...
December 2, 2016: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911846/dna-methylome-of-the-20-gigabase-norway-spruce-genome
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Israel Ausin, Suhua Feng, Chaowei Yu, Wanlu Liu, Hsuan Yu Kuo, Elise L Jacobsen, Jixian Zhai, Javier Gallego-Bartolome, Lin Wang, Ulrika Egertsdotter, Nathaniel R Street, Steven E Jacobsen, Haifeng Wang
DNA methylation plays important roles in many biological processes, such as silencing of transposable elements, imprinting, and regulating gene expression. Many studies of DNA methylation have shown its essential roles in angiosperms (flowering plants). However, few studies have examined the roles and patterns of DNA methylation in gymnosperms. Here, we present genome-wide high coverage single-base resolution methylation maps of Norway spruce (Picea abies) from both needles and somatic embryogenesis culture cells via whole genome bisulfite sequencing...
November 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911469/comprehensive-identification-and-clustering-of-clv3-esr-related-cle-genes-in-plants-finds-groups-with%C3%A2-potentially-shared-function
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David M Goad, Chuanmei Zhu, Elizabeth A Kellogg
CLV3/ESR (CLE) proteins are important signaling peptides in plants. The short CLE peptide (12-13 amino acids) is cleaved from a larger pre-propeptide and functions as an extracellular ligand. The CLE family is large and has resisted attempts at classification because the CLE domain is too short for reliable phylogenetic analysis and the pre-propeptide is too variable. We used a model-based search for CLE domains from 57 plant genomes and used the entire pre-propeptide for comprehensive clustering analysis. In total, 1628 CLE genes were identified in land plants, with none recognizable from green algae...
December 1, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911071/severe-brain-injury-in-massachusetts-assessing-the-continuum-of-care
#10
Laura Lorenz, Gabrielle Katz
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a major public health problem in Massachusetts (Hackman et al, 2014) and includes traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, ABI-related infectious diseases, metabolic disorders affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and brain tumor. Advances in emergency medical care and neurosurgery mean that more people are surviving severe traumatic brain injury (Trexler et al, 2014). Yet many patients with severe TBI in particular, are not receiving inpatient services after initial treatment (Hackman et al, 2014; CDC, 2014) or later that are known to be effective (Malec & Kean, 2015; Lewis & Horn, 2015; BI Commission, 2011; Kolakowsky-Hayner et al, 2000; Interviews)...
December 10, 2015: Issue Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910812/inflammatory-markers-associated-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Sarah Lindberg, Moncef Zarrouk, Jan Holst, Anders Gottsäter
PURPOSE: Inflammation with leukocytic infiltration, degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM), and depletion of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) are pathological hallmarks of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The aim of this study was to further evaluate relationships between AAA and inflammatory biomarkers, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), endothelin-1 (ET-1) and soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), by comparing levels in 65-year-old men with and without AAA at ultrasound screening...
September 1, 2016: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909816/ecological-and-physical-barriers-shape-genetic-structure-of-the-alpine-porcini-boletus-reticuloceps
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Bang Feng, Jian Wei Liu, Jianping Xu, Kuan Zhao, Zai Wei Ge, Zhu L Yang
The Alpine porcini, Boletus reticuloceps, is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom distributed in subalpine areas of Southwest China, central China, and Taiwan Island. This distribution pattern makes it an ideal organism to infer how ectomycorrhizal fungi have reacted to historical tectonic and climatic changes, and to illustrate the mechanism for the disjunction of organisms between Southwest China and Taiwan. In this study, we explored the phylogeographic pattern of B. reticuloceps by microsatellite genotyping, DNA sequencing, ecological factor analysis, and species distribution modeling...
December 1, 2016: Mycorrhiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908904/junior-doctors-low-morale-is-putting-patients-at-risk-royal-college-of-physicians-warns
#13
Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908901/workloads-threaten-to-undermine-doctors-training-gmc-finds
#14
Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908887/doctors-relationships-with-managers-are-being-eroded-by-pressure-on-the-nhs
#15
Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908309/an-unrecognised-presentation-of-takayasu-arteritis-superficial-femoral-artery-involvement
#16
Hui Dong, Wuqiang Che, Xiongjing Jiang, Meng Peng, Yubao Zou, Huimin Zhang, Bo Xu, Yuejin Yang, Runlin Gao
OBJECTIVES: Superficial femoral artery (SFA) involvement in Takayasu arteritis (TA) has rarely been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristic and clinical outcomes of endovascular therapy in such patients. METHODS: We analysed the data collected from 105 consecutive patients with TA, who were diagnosed from January 2011 to December 2013. All patients underwent ankle brachial index (ABI) measurements and angiography. Nine patients with an ABI <0...
November 18, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907855/lc-ms-ms-assay-for-the-quantitation-of-the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-neratinib-in-human-plasma
#17
Brian F Kiesel, Robert A Parise, Alvin Wong, Kiana Keyvanjah, Samuel Jacobs, Jan H Beumer
Neratinib is an orally available tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting HER2 (ERBB2) and EGFR (ERBB). It is being clinically evaluated for the treatment of breast and other solid tumors types as a single agent or in combination with other chemotherapies. In support of several phase I/II clinical trials investigating neratinib combinations, we developed and validated a novel LC-MS/MS assay for the quantification of neratinib in 100μL of human plasma with a stable isotopic internal standard. Analytes were extracted from plasma using protein precipitation and evaporation of the resulting supernatant followed by resuspension...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901176/different-methods-of-calculating-ankle-brachial-index-in-mid-elderly-men-and-women-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
#18
M Miname, I M Bensenor, P A Lotufo
The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis related to health-adverse outcomes. ABI is inexpensive compared to other indexes, such as coronary calcium score and determination of carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT). Our objective was to identify how the ABI can be applied to primary care. Three different methods of calculating the ABI were compared among 13,921 men and women aged 35 to 74 years who were free of cardiovascular diseases and enrolled in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)...
2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900594/early-successional-ectomycorrhizal-fungi-effectively-support-extracellular-enzyme-activities-and-seedling-nitrogen-accumulation-in-mature-forests
#19
Bailey A Nicholson, Melanie D Jones
After stand-replacing disturbance, regenerating conifer seedlings become colonized by different ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF) than the locally adapted EMF communities present on seedlings in mature forests. We studied whether EMF species that colonized subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) seedlings in clearcuts differed from those that colonized seedlings in adjacent mature forests with respect to mycorrhizoplane extracellular enzyme activities (EEAs) and N status of the seedlings. We tested two alternate hypotheses: (1) that EEAs would differ between the two EMF communities, with higher activities associated with forest-origin communities, and (2) that acclimation to soil environment was considerable enough that EEAs would be determined primarily by the soil type in which the ectomycorrhizas were growing...
November 29, 2016: Mycorrhiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899247/association-of-plasma-fetuin-a-levels-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-lower-extremity-arterial-calcification-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Pinelopi Grigoropoulou, Alexander Kokkinos, Iordanis Mourouzis, Despoina Perrea, Nicholas Katsilambros, Petros P Sfikakis, Nikolaos Tentolouris
AIMS: Fetuin-A is a hepatic glycoprotein that is involved in insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. Herein we examined the association of plasma fetuin-A levels with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 71 patients with T2DM and 57 non-diabetic individuals were recruited. Diagnosis of PAD was based on the absence of triphasic waveform at pedal arteries, while ankle-brachial index (ABI) was calculated...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
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