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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346259/igg4-related-ophthalmic-disease-presenting-as-choroidal-and-orbital-lesions
#1
William S Gange, Stephen M Holland, Felipe De Alba
PURPOSE: To report a case of IgG4-related ophthalmic disease (IgG4-ROD) which presented as choroidal and orbital lesions. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 64-year-old man presented with left eye photopsias and a history of IgG4-related perirenal fibrosis. Fundoscopic examination showed multiple bilateral yellow choroidal lesions, and optical coherence tomography showed multiple choroidal lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging of the orbits showed an enhancing lesion present circumferential to the optic nerve, but greater medially, abutting the posterior surface of the left globe...
March 24, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346050/perception-of-canine-welfare-concerns-among-veterinary-students-practitioners-and-behavior-specialists-in-spain
#2
Isabel Luño, Jorge Palacio, Sylvia García-Belenguer, Ángela González-Martínez, Belén Rosado
Veterinarians are well placed to supervise and ensure canine welfare. However, the perception of animal welfare among veterinarians may vary depending on the level of training and professional practice, including the specialization in animal behavior and welfare. The aim of this study was to survey the perception of canine welfare among veterinarians, including students, practitioners, and behavior specialists. A scale-based questionnaire including 12 issues affecting canine welfare was adapted from Yeates and Main and distributed to first-year (n=50) and fifth-year veterinary students (n=50), as well as veterinary practitioners (n=260) and specialists in behavioral medicine (n=50)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345839/validation-of-an-indonesian-version-of-the-breast-cancer-awareness-scale-bcas-i
#3
Solikhah Solikhah, Supannee Promthet, Nitchamon Rakkapao, Cameron P Hurst
Background: Raising breast cancer awareness is a key strategy to reduce associated mortality. While a paucity of adequately validated instruments for breast cancer awareness is applicable across cultures, even outside the health care setting such instruments have been developed. Objective: This study investigated the validity and psychometric properties of a breast cancer awareness scale in Indonesia (BCAS-I). Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out among Indonesian women conveniently selected within three provinces (Yogyakarta, South of Sumatera and East Nusa Tenggara) located in rural-urban areas using stratified random sampling...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345587/derivation-of-functional-human-astrocytes-from-cerebral-organoids
#4
Rômulo Sperduto Dezonne, Rafaela Costa Sartore, Juliana Minardi Nascimento, Verônica M Saia-Cereda, Luciana Ferreira Romão, Soniza Vieira Alves-Leon, Jorge Marcondes de Souza, Daniel Martins-de-Souza, Stevens Kastrup Rehen, Flávia Carvalho Alcantara Gomes
Astrocytes play a critical role in the development and homeostasis of the central nervous system (CNS). Astrocyte dysfunction results in several neurological and degenerative diseases. However, a major challenge to our understanding of astrocyte physiology and pathology is the restriction of studies to animal models, human post-mortem brain tissues, or samples obtained from invasive surgical procedures. Here, we report a protocol to generate human functional astrocytes from cerebral organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345436/characterizing-health-care-utilization-direct-costs-and-comorbidities-associated-with-interstitial-cystitis-a-retrospective-claims-analysis
#5
Amy Tung, Zsolt Hepp, Aasthaa Bansal, Emily Beth Devine
BACKGROUND: Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a debilitating condition that affects up to 5% of the U.S. POPULATION: This condition is characterized by bladder pain, urinary urgency and frequency, nocturia, and, in some patients, bladder lesions called Hunner's lesions (HL). IC patients who have HL experience a clinical course that is distinct from those without HL and, as a result, respond differently to existing treatments. Without effective and lasting therapeutic options, IC patients are expected to experience a reduced quality of life and be a significant economic burden...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344901/can-video-playback-provide-social-information-for-foraging-blue-tits
#6
Liisa Hämäläinen, Hannah M Rowland, Johanna Mappes, Rose Thorogood
Video playback is becoming a common method for manipulating social stimuli in experiments. Parid tits are one of the most commonly studied groups of wild birds. However, it is not yet clear if tits respond to video playback or how their behavioural responses should be measured. Behaviours may also differ depending on what they observe demonstrators encountering. Here we present blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) videos of demonstrators discovering palatable or aversive prey (injected with bitter-tasting Bitrex) from coloured feeding cups...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344740/orchard-sports-injury-classification-system-10-1-plus-an-end-user-study
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Ashley K Crossway, Kenneth E Games, Lindsey E Eberman, Neil Fleming
The purpose of this study was to establish the level of ease of use and effectiveness of the Orchard Sport Injury Classification System (OSICS) 10.1 Plus for recording injuries and interventions. Three hundred and forty-two (males=148, females=192, no response=2; age=30.9±9.5y; experience=9.1±10.5y) athletic trainers (ATs) in the United States completed the survey. Participants were primarily employed in the secondary school (n=135) or collegiate setting (n=171). Participants entered system includes the OSICS 10...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344690/attitudes-of-canadian-psychiatry-residents-if-mentally-ill-awareness-barriers-to-disclosure-and-help-seeking-preferences
#8
Tariq Hassan, Tanya Tran, Nam Doan, Mir Mazhar, Neeraj Bajaj, Tariq Munshi, Niall Galbraith, Dianne Groll
BACKGROUND: The medical culture is defined by mental illness stigma, non-disclosure, and avoidance of professional treatment. Little research has explored attitudes and help-seeking behaviors of psychiatry trainees if they were to become mentally ill. METHOD: Psychiatry residents (n = 106) from training centres across Ontario, Canada completed a postal survey on their attitudes, barriers to disclosure, and help-seeking preferences in the context of hypothetically becoming mentally ill...
October 2016: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344439/family-context-in-muscular-dystrophies-psychosocial-aspects-and-social-integration
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Lorenza Magliano, Luisa Politano
Muscular dystrophies (MDs) are degenerative diseases which may led to marked functional impairment and reduced life expectancy. Being caregivers of a loved one with MD may be both a rewarding and a demanding experience that may have relevant impact on the quality of life of the whole family. In this short review we summarize the main findings of the first survey on family context in MD in Italy. The study was carried out on 502 key-relatives of patients suffering from Duchenne, Becker, or Limb-Girdle MD, aged between 4 and 25 years, and attending one of 8 participating Centers, all over 2012...
October 2016: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344102/effect-of-visceral-disease-site-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-treated-with-enzalutamide-in-the-prevail-trial
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Joshi J Alumkal, Simon Chowdhury, Yohann Loriot, Cora N Sternberg, Johann S de Bono, Bertrand Tombal, Joan Carles, Thomas W Flaig, Tanya B Dorff, De Phung, David Forer, Sarah B Noonberg, Hank Mansbach, Tomasz M Beer, Celestia S Higano
BACKGROUND: The Multinational Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Oral MDV3100 in Chemotherapy-Naive Patients With Progressive Metastatic Prostate Cancer Who Have Failed Androgen Deprivation Therapy (PREVAIL) trial was unique as it included patients with visceral disease. This analysis was designed to describe outcomes for the subgroup of men from PREVAIL with specific sites of visceral disease to help clinicians understand how these patients responded to enzalutamide prior to chemotherapy...
March 3, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343554/prioritization-of-patients-for-publicly-funded-ivf-in-ontario-a-survey-of-fertility-centres
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Tamas Gotz, Claire Jones
OBJECTIVE: On December 21, 2015, Ontario began funding one cycle of IVF for any Ontarian under age 43, with a program cap of 5000 cycles per year, which is below expected demand. Our objective was to determine how fertility clinics are prioritizing patients for limited-funded IVF cycles. METHODS: An electronic survey was emailed to medical directors of all 25 fertility clinics providing funded IVF in Ontario. RESULTS: From January to March 2016, 22 (88%) of the clinics responded...
March 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342652/effective-hospital-wide-education-in-hemorrhage-control
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James R Hegvik, Sarah K Spilman, Sherry D Olson, Carrie A Gilchrist, Richard A Sidwell
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled hemorrhage is the leading cause of potentially preventable traumatic death. Bleeding victims must receive immediate medical attention to save lives, and the first opportunity to control bleeding after trauma often comes from bystanders. Educating the general public is important for improving outcomes for hemorrhaging victims, and it is imperative for all people, including those with no clinical training, to have the knowledge to respond until trained medical specialists arrive...
March 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342639/sendai-virus-mucosal-vaccination-establishes-lung-resident-memory-cd8%C3%A2-t-cell-immunity-and-boosts-bcg-primed-protection-against-tb-in-mice
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Zhidong Hu, Ka-Wing Wong, Hui-Min Zhao, Han-Li Wen, Ping Ji, Hui Ma, Kang Wu, Shui-Hua Lu, Feng Li, Zhong-Ming Li, Tsugumine Shu, Jian-Qing Xu, Douglas B Lowrie, Xiao-Yong Fan
Accumulating evidence has shown the protective role of CD8(+) T cells in vaccine-induced immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) despite controversy over their role in natural immunity. However, the current vaccine BCG is unable to induce sufficient CD8(+) T cell responses, especially in the lung. Sendai virus, a respiratory RNA virus, is here engineered firstly as a novel recombinant anti-TB vaccine (SeV85AB) that encodes Mtb immuno-dominant antigens, Ag85A and Ag85B. A single mucosal vaccination elicited potent antigen-specific T cell responses and a degree of protection against Mtb challenge similar to the effect of BCG in mice...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342266/increased-number-of-mast-cells-in-the-dermis-in-actinic-keratosis-lesions-effectively-treated-with-imiquimod
#14
Satomi Oyama, Yoko Funasaka, Shin-Ichi Tsuchiya, Seiji Kawana, Hidehisa Saeki
Actinic keratosis (AK) is a cutaneous cancer in situ which develops as a result of excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV). Toll-like receptor (TLR)7 agonist imiquimod is a topical immune response modifier and is effective for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers. Recently, the diagnostic role of the dermatoscope has been reported in the course of treatment of AK. In addition, mast cells are now considered to contribute to both the innate and adaptive immune systems in topical imiquimod therapy. We assessed the effect of imiquimod treatment by dermatoscopic and immunohistochemical findings in 14 patients with a total of 21 AK lesions...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342170/importance-of-stress-response-genes-to-the-survival-of-airborne-escherichia-coli-under-different-levels-of-relative-humidity
#15
Tsz Wai Ng, Wing Lam Chan, Ka Man Lai
Other than the needs for infection control to investigate the survival and inactivation of airborne bacterial pathogens, there has been a growing interest in exploring bacterial communities in the air and the effect of environmental variables on them. However, the innate biological mechanism influencing the bacterial viability is still unclear. In this study, a mutant-based approach, using Escherichia coli as a model, was used to prove the concept that common stress-response genes are important for airborne survival of bacteria...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341422/pyrolysis-of-waste-tires-a-modeling-and-parameter-estimation-study-using-aspen-plus-%C3%A2
#16
Hamza Y Ismail, Ali Abbas, Fouad Azizi, Joseph Zeaiter
This paper presents a simulation flowsheet model of a waste tire pyrolysis process with feed capacity of 150kg/h. A kinetic rate-based reaction model is formulated in a form implementable in the simulation package Aspen Plus, giving the flowsheet model the capability to predict more than 110 tire pyrolysis products as reported in experiments by Laresgoiti et al. (2004) and Williams (2013) for the oil and gas products respectively. The simulation model is successfully validated in two stages: firstly against experimental data from Olazar et al...
February 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341180/morphological-and-morphometrical-maturation-of-ventral-cochlear-nucleus-in-human-foetus
#17
Sabita Mishra, T S Roy, Shashi Wadhwa
Auditory impulses perceived by the hair cells of the organ of corti are relayed in the cochlear nucleus, the first relay station in the brainstem, by the cochlear nerve. The human foetus is well known to respond to sound during the last trimester of gestation. On the contrary, studies conducted in rat, cat and mouse have shown that these mammals have an immature auditory system at the time of birth. There are very few reports available regarding the morphological and functional maturation of the cochlear nucleus in human...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340570/the-therapeutic-hiv-env-c5-gp41-vaccine-candidate-vacc-c5-induces-specific-t-cell-regulation-in-a-phase-i-ii-clinical-study
#18
Kristin Brekke, Maja Sommerfelt, Mats Ökvist, Anne Margarita Dyrhol-Riise, Dag Kvale
BACKGROUND: Levels of non-neutralising antibodies (AB) to the C5 domain of HIV Env gp120 are inversely related to progression of HIV infection. In this phase I/II clinical study we investigated safety of Vacc-C5, a peptide-based therapeutic vaccine candidate corresponding to C5/gp41(732-744) as well as the effects on pre-existing AB levels to C5/gp41(732-744), immune activation and T cell responses including exploratory assessments of Vacc-C5-induced T cell regulation. Our hypothesis was that exposure of the C5 peptide motif may have detrimental effects due to several of its HLA-like features and that enhancement of non-neutralising anti-C5 AB by vaccination could reduce C5 exposure and thereby chronic immune activation...
March 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340266/rna-seq-based-transcriptome-and-the-reproduction-related-genes-for-the-aphid-schlechtendalia-chinensis-hemiptera-aphididae
#19
P Liu, Z X Yang, X M Chen, P Yang
Chinese galls form on sumac plants (Rhus chinensis) and are used for medicinal and chemical purposes, due to their richness in tannins. The galls are formed by aphids, the most prominent of which is Schlechtendalia chinensis, which forms horn-shaped galls on the winged rachis of R. chinensis. S. chinensis has a complex life cycle, including both R. chinensis and certain mosses as hosts, as well as the existence of both sexual and asexual reproduction (cyclical parthenogenesis). Previous studies have shown that the alternate occurrence of sexual and asexual reproduction relies on many environmental factors, such as temperature, photoperiod, and host-plant...
March 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339658/acute-cell-volume-regulation-by-janus-kinase-2-mediated-sodium-hydrogen-exchange-activation-develops-at-the-late-one-cell-stage-in-mouse-preimplantation-embryos%C3%A2
#20
Baozeng Xu, Chenxi Zhou, Megan Meredith, Jay M Baltz
Early preimplantation embryos are extremely sensitive to dysregulation of cell volume, which can lead to developmental arrest. It was previously shown that mouse embryos at the two-cell stage respond to a cell volume decrease by quickly activating Na+/H+ exchange via a signaling mechanism that involves the tyrosine kinase Janus kinase 2 (JAK2). However, it was not known whether this mechanism is active at the one-cell stage, when embryos are most sensitive to perturbed cell volume. Na+/H+ exchanger activity elicited by an induced cell volume decrease was significantly lower at the mid one-cell stage than at the late one-cell stage or during the two-cell stage...
February 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
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