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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618319/distress-and-everyday-problems-in-dutch-mothers-and-fathers-of-young-adolescents-with-down-syndrome
#1
Jan Pieter Marchal, Hedy A van Oers, Heleen Maurice-Stam, Martha A Grootenhuis, A S Paul van Trotsenburg, Lotte Haverman
BACKGROUND: To provide targeted support to parents of children with DS, knowledge of their distress and everyday problems is crucial. For this purpose, psychosocial screening instruments can be a valuable addition to routine clinical practice. AIMS: To determine differences on a psychosocial screener concerning distress and everyday problems in parents of young adolescents (YAs) with DS versus control parents and in mothers of YAs with DS versus fathers. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: We compared outcomes of the Distress Thermometer for Parents in 76 mothers and 44 fathers of 11-13-year-olds with DS versus 64 mothers and 52 fathers of age-matched children without DS (comparing mothers and fathers separately)...
June 12, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614760/abundance-of-carbapenemase-genes-blakpc-blandm-and-blaoxa-48-in-wastewater-effluents-from-tunisian-hospitals
#2
Emna Nasri, Jessica Subirats, Alexandre Sànchez-Melsió, Hedi Ben Mansour, Carles M Borrego, José Luis Balcázar
Carbapenems are β-lactam antibiotics with a broad spectrum of activity and are usually considered the last resort for the treatment of severe infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens. The clinically most significant carbapenemases are KPC, NDM, and OXA-48-like enzymes, whose genes have been increasingly reported worldwide in members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. In this study, we quantified the abundance of these genes in wastewater effluents from different Tunisian hospitals. The blaNDM and blaOXA-48-like genes were detected at similar concentrations in all hospital wastewater effluents...
June 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603823/early-versus-delayed-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-lithiasic-acute-cholecystitis-during-emergency-admissions-results-of-a-monocentric-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohamed Salah Jarrar, Ibrahim Chouchène, Houssem Fadhl, Rafik Ghrissi, Amine Elghali, Fehmi Ferhi, Hedi Mraidha, Fehmi Hamila, Rached Letaief
BACKGROUND: It is established that the standard treatment for lithiasic acute cholecystitis is the laparoscopic cholecystectomie. However, the question of the timing of cholecystectomy remains controversial. AIM: To compare early laparoscopic cholecystectomies (within 72 hours of symptom onset) and delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomies (beyond 72 hours) for lithiasic acute cholecystitis in terms of intra-operative difficulties and post-operative complications. METHODS: The patients operated on for acute cholecystitis, between January 2007 and December 2012, were included in a retrospective study...
August 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603028/targeting-of-p32-in-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-with-intraperitoneal-lintt1-peptide-guided-pro-apoptotic-nanoparticles
#4
Hedi Hunt, Lorena Simón-Gracia, Allan Tobi, Venkata Ramana Kotamraju, Shweta Sharma, Mait Nigul, Kazuki N Sugahara, Erkki Ruoslahti, Tambet Teesalu
Gastrointestinal and gynecological malignancies disseminate in the peritoneal cavity - a condition known as peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). Intraperitoneal (IP) administration can be used to improve therapeutic index of anticancer drugs used for PC treatment. Activity of IP anticancer drugs can be further potentiated by encapsulation in nanocarriers and/or affinity targeting with tumor-specific affinity ligands, such as tumor homing peptides. Here we evaluated a novel tumor penetrating peptide, linTT1 (AKRGARSTA), as a PC targeting ligand for nanoparticles...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527909/binding-assay-for-characterization-of-protein-kinase-inhibitors-possessing-sub-picomolar-to-sub-millimolar-affinity
#5
Hedi Sinijarv, Shanshan Wu, Taavi Ivan, Tonis Laasfeld, Kaido Viht, Asko Uri
High demand for inhibitors regulating the activity of protein kinases has stimulated the quest for high throughput and reliable compound screening assays. Here we introduce a method applying a non-metal photoluminescent probe ARC-Lum(Fluo) for determination of dissociation constants of competitive inhibitors of protein kinases. Employing a single probe instead of a combination of antibody and fluorescent tracer makes the assay simpler, cheaper, and more accurate than several other inhibitor-screening technologies...
May 18, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515149/pyruvate-kinase-inhibits-proliferation-during-postnatal-cerebellar-neurogenesis-and-suppresses-medulloblastoma-formation
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Katherine Tech, Andrey P Tikunov, Hamza Farooq, A Sorana Morrissy, Jessica Meidinger, Taylor Fish, Sarah C Green, Hedi Liu, Yisu Li, Andrew J Mungall, Richard A Moore, Yussanne Ma, Steven J M Jones, Marco A Marra, Matthew G Vander Heiden, Michael D Taylor, Jeffrey M Macdonald, Timothy R Gershon
Aerobic glycolysis supports proliferation through unresolved mechanisms. We have previously shown that aerobic glycolysis is required for the regulated proliferation of cerebellar granule neuron progenitors (CGNP) and for the growth of CGNP-derived medulloblastoma. Blocking the initiation of glycolysis via deletion of hexokinase-2 (Hk2) disrupts CGNP proliferation and restricts medulloblastoma growth. Here, we assessed whether disrupting pyruvate kinase-M (Pkm), an enzyme that acts in the terminal steps of glycolysis, would alter CGNP metabolism, proliferation, and tumorigenesis...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509283/in-vivo-molecular-mri-of-icam-1-expression-on-endothelium-and-leukocytes-from-subacute-to-chronic-stages-after-experimental-stroke
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Lisette H Deddens, Geralda A F van Tilborg, Kajo van der Marel, Hedi Hunt, Annette van der Toorn, Max A Viergever, Helga E de Vries, Rick M Dijkhuizen
Molecular MRI allows in vivo detection of vascular cell adhesion molecules expressed on inflamed endothelium, which enables detection of specific targets for anti-neuroinflammatory treatment. We explored to what extent MR contrast agent targeted to intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) could detect endothelial- and leukocyte-associated ICAM-1 expression at different stages after experimental stroke. Furthermore, we assessed potential interfering effects of ICAM-1-targeted contrast agent on post-stroke lesion growth...
May 16, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508605/disorders-of-adrenal-steroidogenesis-impact-on-gonadal-function-and-sex-development
#8
Christiaan F Mooij, Antonius E van Herwaarden, Hedi L Claahsen-van der Grinten
A defect in adrenal steroidogenesis may cause a disorder of sex development (DSD). Importantly, DSD of adrenal origin is not restricted to a genital phenotype but is in most cases accompanied by mild to severe impairment in glucocorticoid and/or mineralocorticoid synthesis. If a patient is suspected of DSD of adrenal origin evaluation of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid metabolism is therefore essential to provide adequate medical care in the case of a severe and potentially life-threatening insufficiency...
December 2016: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508033/over-the-scope-clip-otsc-reduces-surgery-rate-in-the-management-of-iatrogenic-gastrointestinal-perforations
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Sherine Khater, Gabriel Rahmi, Guillaume Perrod, Elia Samaha, Hedi Benosman, Leila Abbes, Georgia Malamut, Christophe Cellier
Background and study aims Over-the-scope clip (OTSC) has been recently used in management of gastrointestinal perforations, but data on it are still limited. The aim of this study was to compare management of iatrogenic perforations before and after the OTSC was available in our endoscopy unit. Patients and methods We conducted a monocentric retrospective study from June 2007 to June 2015. All iatrogenic gastrointestinal perforations detected during endoscopy were included. Two time periods were compared in terms of surgery and mortality rates: before use of OTSC (June 2007 to June 2011) and after OTSC became available (June 2011 to June 2015)...
May 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506096/response-to-the-cost-of-caring
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Aviad Haramati, Sian Cotton, Jamie S Padmore, Hedy S Wald, Peggy A Weissinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480227/influence-of-sex-gender-and-race-on-responses-to-raltegravir-combined-with-tenofovir-emtricitabine-in-treatment-naive-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-infected-patients-pooled-analyses-of-the-startmrk-and-qdmrk-studies
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Kathleen Squires, Linda-Gail Bekker, Christine Katlama, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Yan Zhou, Anthony J Rodgers, Mark J DiNubile, Peter A Sklar, Randi Y Leavitt, Hedy Teppler
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women and blacks merits particular scrutiny because these groups have been underrepresented in clinical trials. METHODS: To document the effects of raltegravir across sex and racial lines, we conducted a pooled subgroup analysis of the efficacy and safety of raltegravir 400 mg BID plus tenofovir-emtricitabine by sex (women vs men) and self-identified race (black vs non-black) using phase 3 studies in treatment-naive patients...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472479/kpc-3-producing-st167-escherichia-coli-from-mussels-bought-at-a-retail-market-in-tunisia
#12
Yosra Mani, Wejdene Mansour, Hedi Mammeri, Erick Denamur, Estelle Saras, Noureddine Boujâafar, Olfa Bouallègue, Jean-Yves Madec, Marisa Haenni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471601/prolactin-another-important-player-in-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
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Abdulla Watad, Howard Amital, Gali Aljadeff, Gisele Zandman-Goddard, Hedi Orbach, Yehuda Shoenfeld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468593/hyaluronan-binding-peptide-for-targeting-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
#14
Hideki Ikemoto, Prakash Lingasamy, Anne-Mari Anton Willmore, Hedi Hunt, Kaarel Kurm, Olav Tammik, Pablo Scodeller, Lorena Simón-Gracia, Venkata Ramana Kotamraju, Andrew M Lowy, Kazuki N Sugahara, Tambet Teesalu
Peritoneal carcinomatosis results from dissemination of solid tumors in the peritoneal cavity, and is a common site of metastasis in patients with carcinomas of gastrointestinal or gynecological origin. Peritoneal carcinomatosis treatment is challenging as poorly vascularized, disseminated peritoneal micro-tumors are shielded from systemic anticancer drugs and drive tumor regrowth. Here, we describe the identification and validation of a tumor homing peptide CKRDLSRRC (IP3), which upon intraperitoneal administration delivers payloads to peritoneal metastases...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467113/efficacy-and-safety-of-insulin-glargine-300-u-ml-versus-insulin-glargine-100-u-ml-in-high-risk-and-low-risk-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-stratified-using-common-clinical-performance-measures
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Ildiko Lingvay, Jason Chao, Mehul R Dalal, Luigi F Meneghini
BACKGROUND: To determine whether previously reported reductions in hypoglycemia associated with insulin glargine 300 U/mL (Gla-300) compared with insulin glargine 100 U/mL (Gla-100) are impacted by patient risk category in type 2 diabetes (T2D), clinical performance measures based on the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) were applied to patient-level data from the EDITION 2 and EDITION 3 clinical trials that compared Gla-300 and Gla-100. METHODS: In this post hoc analysis, patients were stratified as low risk (LR) if patients were <65 years old with no comorbidities derived from HEDIS (HbA1c target <7...
May 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448781/assessment-of-clinical-pharmacy-interventions-to-reduce-outpatient-use-of-high-risk-medications-in-the-elderly
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Sarah C Weddle, A Shaun Rowe, Julie W Jeter, Rachel C Renwick, Shaunta' M Chamberlin, Andrea S Franks
BACKGROUND: Use of high-risk medications in the elderly (HRME) and drug-disease (Rx-DIS) interactions in the elderly, as defined by the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Measures, are significantly associated with mortality, hospital admission, and need for emergency care. No published studies to date evaluate interventions to reduce the use of HEDIS-defined HRME, although many studies have postulated a beneficial effect of such interventions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pharmacist interventions on use of HRME and Rx-DIS interactions in the outpatient elderly population...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431058/additional-electrodes-on-the-quartet%C3%A2-lv-lead-provide-more-programmable-pacing-options-than-bipolar-and-tripolar-equivalents
#17
David O'Donnell, Johannes Sperzel, Bernard Thibault, Christopher A Rinaldi, Carlo Pappone, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Christopher Leclercq, Hedi Razavi, Kyungmoo Ryu, Luke C Mcspadden, Avi Fischer, Gery Tomassoni
Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate any benefits to the number of viable pacing vectors and maximal spatial coverage with quadripolar left ventricular (LV) leads when compared with tripolar and bipolar equivalents in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Methods and Results: A meta-analysis of five previously published clinical trials involving the Quartet™ LV lead (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN, USA) was performed to evaluate the number of viable pacing vectors defined as capture thresholds ≤2...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398117/reconstructing-the-times-of-past-and-future-personal-events
#18
Hédi Ben Malek, Fabrice Berna, Arnaud D'Argembeau
Humans have the remarkable ability to mentally travel through past and future times. However, while memory for the times of past events has been much investigated, little is known about how imagined future events are temporally located. Using a think-aloud protocol, we found that the temporal location of past and future events is rarely directly accessed, but instead mostly relies on reconstructive and inferential strategies. References to lifetime periods and factual knowledge (about the self, others, and the world) were most frequently used to determine the temporal location of both past and future events...
April 11, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382934/connecting-myelin-related-and-synaptic-dysfunction-in-schizophrenia-with-snp-rich-gene-expression-hubs
#19
Hedi Hegyi
Combining genome-wide mapping of SNP-rich regions in schizophrenics and gene expression data in all brain compartments across the human life span revealed that genes with promoters most frequently mutated in schizophrenia are expression hubs interacting with far more genes than the rest of the genome. We summed up the differentially methylated "expression neighbors" of genes that fall into one of 108 distinct schizophrenia-associated loci with high number of SNPs. Surprisingly, the number of expression neighbors of the genes in these loci were 35 times higher for the positively correlating genes (32 times higher for the negatively correlating ones) than for the rest of the ~16000 genes...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381775/fatty-acid-esterification-with-polyols-over-acidic-montmorillonite
#20
Asma Chaari, Soumaya Bouguerra Neji, Mouhamed Hedi Frikha
The production of fatty acid esters from stearic, oleic, and palmitic acids and polyols (ethylene glycol and glycerol) was investigated in this work. A series of montmorillonite-based clays catalysts (KSF, KSF/0, KP10, and K10), having different physicochemical properties, were used as acidic catalysts. The influence of the specific surface area and the acidity of the catalysts on the esterification rate were explored. The best catalytic activities were obtained with KSF catalyst. The optimization of various factors on the reaction was also studied, including catalyst concentration, reaction temperature and molar ratio (polyol /fatty acid)...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
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