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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778483/effect-of-replacing-maize-silage-with-red-clover-silage-in-the-diet-on-milk-fatty-acid-composition-in-cows
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Franziska Schulz, Edwin Westreicher-Kristen, Joachim Molkentin, Karin Knappstein, Andreas Susenbeth
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of replacing maize silage plus soybean meal with red clover silage (RCS) plus wheat on the fatty acid (FA) profile in the milk fat of cows. Forty-four lactating German Holstein cows were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square design with 21-d periods composed of 13 d of adaptation to diets followed by an 8-d sampling phase. Experimental diets offered as total mixed ration consisted of a constant forage-to-concentrate ratio (75:25) with target proportions of RCS to maize silage of 15:60 (RCS15 ), 30:45 (RCS30 ), 45:30 (RCS45 ), and 60:15 (RCS60 ) on a dry matter basis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776615/a-new-and-efficient-culture-method-for-porcine-bone-marrow-derived-m1-and-m2-polarized-macrophages
#2
Jiye Gao, Maaike R Scheenstra, Albert van Dijk, Edwin J A Veldhuizen, Henk P Haagsman
BACKGROUND: Macrophages play an important role in the innate immune system as part of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS). They have a pro-inflammatory signature (M1-polarized macrophages) or anti-inflammatory signature (M2-polarized macrophages) based on expression of surface receptors and secretion of cytokines. However, very little is known about the culture of macrophages from pigs and more specific about the M1 and M2 polarization in vitro. METHODS: Porcine monocytes or mononuclear bone marrow cells were used to culture M1- and M2-polarized macrophages in the presence of GM-CSF and M-CSF, respectively...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775680/assessing-the-effects-of-daily-commuting-in-two-patch-dengue-dynamics-a-case-study-of-cali-colombia
#3
Edwin Barrios, Sunmi Lee, Olga Vasilieva
There are many infectious diseases that can be spread by daily commuting of people and dengue fever is one of them. The absence of vaccine and irregularities in ongoing vector control programs make this disease the most frequent and persistent in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world. This paper targets to access the effects of daily commuting on dengue transmission dynamics by using a deterministic two-patch model fitted to observed data gathered in Cali, Colombia where dengue fever is highly persistent and exhibits endemo-epidemic patterns...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773717/stk11-lkb1-mutations-and-pd-1-inhibitor-resistance-in-kras-mutant-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Ferdinandos Skoulidis, Michael E Goldberg, Danielle M Greenawalt, Matthew D Hellmann, Mark M Awad, Justin F Gainor, Alexa B Schrock, Ryan J Hartmaier, Sally E Trabucco, Laurie Gay, Siraj M Ali, Julia A Elvin, Gaurav Singal, Jeffrey S Ross, David Fabrizio, Peter M Szabo, Han Chang, Ariella Sasson, Sujaya Srinivasan, Stefan Kirov, Joseph Szustakowski, Patrik Vitazka, Robin Edwards, Jose A Bufill, Neelesh Sharma, Sai-Hong I Ou, Nir Peled, David R Spigel, Hira Rizvi, Elizabeth Jimenez Aguilar, Brett W Carter, Jeremy Erasmus, Darragh F Halpenny, Andrew J Plodkowski, Niamh M Long, Mizuki Nishino, Warren L Denning, Ana Galan-Cobo, Haifa Hamdi, Taghreed Hirz, Pan Tong, Jing Wang, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Pamela A Villalobos, Edwin R Parra, Neda Kalhor, Lynette M Sholl, Jennifer L Sauter, Achim A Jungbluth, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Roxana Azimi, Yasir Y Elamin, Jianjun Zhang, Giulia C Leonardi, Fei Jiang, Kwok-Kin Wong, J Jack Lee, Vassiliki A Papadimitrakopoulou, Ignacio I Wistuba, Vincent A Miller, Garrett M Frampton, Jedd D Wolchok, Alice T Shaw, Pasi A Jänne, Philip J Stephens, Charles M Rudin, William J Geese, Lee A Albacker, John V Heymach
KRAS is the most common oncogenic driver in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAC). We previously reported that STK11/LKB1 (KL) or TP53 (KP) co-mutations define distinct subgroups of KRAS-mutant LUAC. Here, we examine the efficacy of PD-1 inhibitors in these subgroups. Objective response rates to PD-1 blockade differed significantly among KL (7.4%), KP (35.7%), and K-only (28.6%) subgroups (P<0.001) in the SU2C cohort (174 patients) with KRAS-mutant LUAC and in patients treated with nivolumab in the CheckMate-057 phase 3 trial (0% vs 57...
May 17, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772576/wake-up-stroke-versus-stroke-with-known-onset-time-clinical-and-multimodality-ct-imaging-characteristics
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Jan W Dankbaar, Henri P Bienfait, Coen van den Berg, Edwin Bennink, Alexander D Horsch, Tom van Seeters, Irene C van der Schaaf, L Jaap Kappelle, Birgitta K Velthuis
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke are mainly based on the time between symptom onset and initiation of treatment. This time is unknown in patients with wake-up stroke (WUS). We investigated clinical and multimodality CT imaging characteristics on admission in patients with WUS and in patients with a stroke with a known onset time. METHODS: All patients were selected from a large prospective cohort study (Dutch acute stroke study)...
May 17, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771898/symptoms-of-bowel-dysfunction-and-their-management-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-new-zealand-centre
#6
Edwin P Arnold, Giovanni Losco, Sharon English, Frank Frizelle, Angelo Anthony
AIM: To document the symptoms of bowel dysfunction, and how the bowels are managed, in a cohort of patients following a spinal cord injury. To relate these to the level of the spinal injury and to examine the relationship between bowel symptoms and bladder dysfunction. METHOD: Participants were identified from the discharge data from the Burwood Spinal Unit, one of two national Spinal Units in New Zealand, in two two-year sets from 1-3 years post-injury and from 20-21 years post-injury...
May 18, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771873/community-based-services-to-improve-testing-and-linkage-to-care-among-non-u-s-born-persons-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-three-u-s-programs-october-2014-september-2017
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Aaron M Harris, Ruth Link-Gelles, Karen Kim, Edwin Chandrasekar, Su Wang, Nicole Bannister, Perry Pong, Eric Chak, Moon S Chen, Christopher Bowlus, Noele P Nelson
Among an estimated 850,000 to 2.2 million persons with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the United States, 70% are non-U.S.-born (1,2). All patients require linkage to care, and approximately 20%-40% require antiviral treatment (3). Without treatment, one in four persons chronically infected with HBV will die prematurely from liver failure, liver cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma (4). To mitigate morbidity and mortality, CDC funded a cooperative agreement to develop hepatitis B testing and linkage-to-care programs serving non-U...
May 18, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771274/identification-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-axes-that-predict-all-cause-mortality-the-copdgene-study
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Gregory L Kinney, Stephanie A Santorico, Kendra A Young, Michael H Cho, Peter J Castaldi, Raul San José Estépar, James C Ross, Jennifer G Dy, Barry J Make, Elizabeth A Regan, David A Lynch, Douglas C Everett, Sharon M Lutz, Edwin K Silverman, George R Washko, James D Crapo, John E Hokanson
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a syndrome caused by damage to the lungs resulting in decreased pulmonary function and reduced structural integrity. Pulmonary function testing (PFT) is currently used to diagnose and stratify COPD into severity groups and chest computed tomography (CT) imaging is often used to assess structural changes in the lungs. We hypothesized that the combination of PFT and CT phenotypes would provide a more powerful tool for assessing underlying morphologic differences associated with pulmonary function in COPD than PFT alone...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770432/automated-mandatory-bolus-versus-basal-infusion-for-maintenance-of-epidural-analgesia-in-labour
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Ban Leong Sng, Yanzhi Zeng, Nurun Nisa A de Souza, Wan Ling Leong, Ting Ting Oh, Fahad Javaid Siddiqui, Pryseley N Assam, Nian-Lin R Han, Edwin Sy Chan, Alex T Sia
BACKGROUND: Childbirth may cause the most severe pain some women experience in their lifetime. Epidural analgesia is an effective form of pain relief during labour and is considered to be the reference standard. Traditionally epidural analgesia has been delivered as a continuous infusion via a catheter in the epidural space, with or without the ability for the patient to supplement the analgesia received by activating a programmable pump to deliver additional top-up doses, known as patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA)...
May 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768709/comprehensive-multi-modal-characterization-of-an-imiquimod-induced-human-skin-inflammation-model-for-drug-development
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Tessa van der Kolk, Salma Assil, Rianne Rijneveld, Erica S Klaassen, Gary Feiss, Edwin Florencia, Errol P Prens, Jacobus Burggraaf, Matthijs Moerland, Robert Rissmann, Martijn B A van Doorn
Imiquimod (IMQ) is often used as topical challenge agent to provoke local skin inflammation. The objective of this study was to develop and refine a rapid, temporary and reversible human skin inflammation model with IMQ for application in clinical drug development. A randomized, vehicle-controlled, open-label, dose-ranging study was conducted in 16 healthy male subjects. IMQ (5 mg) was applied once daily for 72h under occlusion to intact skin (n = 8) or tape stripped (TS) skin (n = 8). Although IMQ alone induced limited effects, TS+IMQ treatment showed larger responses in several domains including erythema and perfusion (p<0...
May 16, 2018: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767774/common-and-rare-variants-genetic-association-analysis-of-cigarettes-per-day-among-ever-smokers-in-copd-cases-and-controls
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Sharon M Lutz, Brittni Frederiksen, Ferdouse Begum, Merry-Lynn McDonald, Michael H Cho, Brian Hobbs, Margaret M Parker, Dawn L DeMeo, Craig P Hersh, Marissa Eringher, Kendra Young, Lai Jiang, Marilyn G Foreman, Greg L Kinney, Barry J Make, David A Lomas, Per Bakke, Amund Gulsvik, James D Crapo, Edwin K Silverman, Terri H Beaty, John E Hokanson
Introduction: Cigarette smoking is a major environmental risk factor for many diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There are shared genetic influences on cigarette smoking and COPD. Genetic risk factors for cigarette smoking in cohorts enriched for COPD are largely unknown. Methods: We performed genome-wide association analyses for average cigarettes per day (CPD) across the COPDGene Non-Hispanic White (NHW) (n=6,659) and African American (AA) (n=3,260), GenKOLS (n=1,671), and ECLIPSE (n=1,942) cohorts...
May 15, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764999/targetable-bet-proteins-and-e2f1-dependent-transcriptional-program-maintains-the-malignancy-of-glioblastoma
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Liang Xu, Ye Chen, Anand Mayakonda, Lynnette Koh, Yuk Kien Chong, Dennis L Buckley, Edwin Sandanaraj, See Wee Lim, Ruby Yu-Tong Lin, Xin-Yu Ke, Mo-Li Huang, Jianxiang Chen, Wendi Sun, Ling-Zhi Wang, Boon Cher Goh, Huy Q Dinh, Dennis Kappei, Georg E Winter, Ling-Wen Ding, Beng Ti Ang, Benjamin P Berman, James E Bradner, Carol Tang, H Phillip Koeffler
Competitive BET bromodomain inhibitors (BBIs) targeting BET proteins (BRD2, BRD3, BRD4, and BRDT) show promising preclinical activities against brain cancers. However, the BET protein-dependent glioblastoma (GBM)-promoting transcriptional network remains elusive. Here, with mechanistic exploration of a next-generation chemical degrader of BET proteins (dBET6), we reveal a profound and consistent impact of BET proteins on E2F1- dependent transcriptional program in both differentiated GBM cells and brain tumor-initiating cells...
May 15, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764837/il22-promotes-kras-mutant-lung-cancer-by-induction-of-a-pro-tumor-immune-response-and-protection-of-stemness-properties
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Nasim Khosravi, Mauricio S Caetano, Amber M Cumpian, Nese Unver, Cynthia De la Garza Ramos, Oscar Noble, Soudabeh Daliri, Belinda J Hernandez, Berenice A Gutierrez, Scott E Evans, Samir Hanash, Andrei M Alekseev, Yi Yang, Seon Hee Chang, Roza Nurieva, Humam Kadara, Jichao Chen, Edwin J Ostrin, Seyed Javad Moghaddam
Somatic KRAS mutations are the most common oncogenic variants in lung cancer and are associated with poor prognosis. Using a Kras-induced lung cancer mouse model, CC-LR, we previously showed a role for inflammation in lung tumorigenesis through activation of the NF-kB pathway, along with induction of interleukin 6 (IL6) and an IL17-producing CD4+ T-helper cell response. IL22 is an effector molecule secreted by CD4+ and γδ T cells that we previously found to be expressed in CC-LR mice. IL22 mostly signals through the STAT3 pathway and is thought to act exclusively on non-hematopoietic cells with basal IL22 receptor (IL22R) expression on epithelial cells...
May 15, 2018: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763821/specific-ion-effects-on-thermoresponsive-polymer-brushes-comparison-to-other-architectures
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Timothy J Murdoch, Ben A Humphreys, Edwin C Johnson, Grant B Webber, Erica J Wanless
Thermoresponsive polymers have received significant research attention as smart materials with particular interest in biomedical applications. The composition and architecture are known to strongly influence the thermoresponsive properties of the materials. For example, the strong overlap of end-grafted polymer chains in polymer brushes leads to a broader collapse transition relative to linear ungrafted chains as well as temperature dependent adhesion. The temperature response of free polymer has been widely reported to depend on the concentration and identity of ions in solution and is further modified by the composition of the solvent and presence of cosolutes...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763360/three-dimensional-finite-element-analisys-of-stress-distribution-in-zirconia-and-titanium-dental-implants
#15
Camilo Andres Villabona, Marco Antônio Amorin Vasco, Edwin Ruales, Karin Apaza Bedoya, Cesar Magalhães Benfatti, Osvaldo Luis Bezzon, Tatiana Miranda Deliberador
Zirconia has been presented as an alternative biomaterial to titanium, commercially presented as a single body implant and / or as an abutment, demonstrating clinically biocompatible favorable results in white and rose aesthetics, However, the amount of long-term in-vivo studies and mechanical tests evaluating the response of stress distribution compared with titanium implants are still limited. The aim of the study was to compare by the finite element method, the principal stresses peaks in the peri implantar bone around titanium and zirconia implants...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762095/ct-based-visual-classification-of-emphysema-association-with-mortality-in-the-copdgene-study
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David A Lynch, Camille M Moore, Carla Wilson, Dipti Nevrekar, Theodore Jennermann, Stephen M Humphries, John H M Austin, Philippe A Grenier, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, MeiLan K Han, Elizabeth A Regan, Barry J Make, Russell P Bowler, Terri H Beaty, Douglas Curran-Everett, John E Hokanson, Jeffrey L Curtis, Edwin K Silverman, James D Crapo
Purpose To determine whether visually assessed patterns of emphysema at CT might provide a simple assessment of mortality risk among cigarette smokers. Materials and Methods Of the first 4000 cigarette smokers consecutively enrolled between 2007 and 2011 in this COPDGene study, 3171 had data available for both visual emphysema CT scores and survival. Each CT scan was retrospectively visually scored by two analysts using the Fleischner Society classification system. Severity of emphysema was also evaluated quantitatively by using percentage lung volume occupied by low-attenuation areas (voxels with attenuation of -950 HU or less) (LAA-950)...
May 15, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760237/identification-of-a-wells-dawson-polyoxometalate-based-ap-2%C3%AE-inhibitor-with-pro-apoptotic-activity
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Jiamiao Hu, Si Kee Tan, Michelle Gek Liang Lim, Shie Hong Chang, Guimei Cui, Shanshan Liu, Kamesh Narasimhan, Siu Yee New, Xuecong Wang, Congling Chen, Harapriya Chakravarty, Prasanna R Kolatkar, Kin Yip Tam, Qian Lu, Xiaodi Su, Ralf Jauch, Edwin Cheung
AP-2 gamma (AP-2γ) is a transcription factor that plays pivotal roles in breast cancer biology. To search for small molecule inhibitors of AP-2γ, we performed a high-throughput fluorescence anisotropy screen and identified a polyoxometalate compound with Wells-Dawson structure K6 [P2 Mo18 O62 ] (Dawson-POM) that blocks the DNA binding activity of AP-2γ. We showed this blocking activity is due to the direct binding of Dawson-POM to AP-2γ. We also provide evidence to show that Dawson-POM decreases AP-2γ dependent transcription similar to silencing the gene...
May 14, 2018: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760067/sequencing-based-counting-and-size-profiling-of-plasma-epstein-barr-virus-dna-enhance-population-screening-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#18
W K Jacky Lam, Peiyong Jiang, K C Allen Chan, Suk H Cheng, Haiqiang Zhang, Wenlei Peng, O Y Olivia Tse, Yu K Tong, Wanxia Gai, Benny C Y Zee, Brigette B Y Ma, Edwin P Hui, Anthony T C Chan, John K S Woo, Rossa W K Chiu, Y M Dennis Lo
Circulating tumor-derived DNA testing for cancer screening has recently been demonstrated in a prospective study on identification of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) among 20,174 asymptomatic individuals. Plasma EBV DNA, a marker for NPC, was detected using real-time PCR. While plasma EBV DNA was persistently detectable in 97.1% of the NPCs identified, ∼5% of the general population had transiently detectable plasma EBV DNA. We hypothesized that EBV DNA in plasma of subjects with or without NPC may have different molecular characteristics...
May 14, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758394/impact-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy-on-renal-outcomes-and-survival-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Merve Postalcioglu, Haesook T Kim, Faruk Obut, Osman Arif Yilmam, Jiqiao Yang, Benjamin C Byun, Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski, Robert Soiffer, Jerome Ritz, Joseph H Antin, Edwin Alyea, John Koreth, Corey Cutler, Philippe Armand, Julie M Paik, David E Leaf, Vincent T Ho, Reza Abdi
Transplantation-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) is a serious complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We characterized the incidence, risk factors, and long-term outcomes associated with TA-TMA by performing a comprehensive review of all adult patients (n=1,990) undergoing allogeneic HSCT at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital between 2005 and 2013. Using the City of Hope criteria, we identified 258 (13%) and 508 (26%) patients with "definite" and "probable" TMA, respectively...
May 11, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757444/physical-activity-sedentary-time-and-associated-factors-in-recipients-of-solid-organ-transplantation
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Edwin J van Adrichem, Rienk Dekker, Wim P Krijnen, Erik A M Verschuuren, Pieter U Dijkstra, Cees P van der Schans
Background: Short-term survival after solid-organ transplantation has substantially improved, and the focus has shifted to long-term survival, including the role of physical activity (PA). Knowledge about PA and sedentary time in recipients of solid-organ transplantation is limited, and identification of the levels and associated factors is necessary for intervention development. Objective: The objectives of this study were to investigate the level of PA and sedentary time in recipients of solid-organ transplantation and to identify factors associated with these behaviors...
May 10, 2018: Physical Therapy
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