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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727949/a-novel-intuitively-controlled-articulating-instrument-for-reoperative-foregut-surgery-a-case-report
#1
Cory N Criss, Matthew W Ralls, Kevin N Johnson, Shorya Awtar, Marcus D Jarboe, James D Geiger
The field of laparoscopic surgery has continued to grow exponentially over the years, prompting new innovative technologies. Despite substantial advancements, standard laparoscopic tools have undergone little design changes and fail to optimize mobility in limited spaces. Advancements in robotics have attempted to address this, allowing for increasing degrees of freedom and articulation of instruments. Even so, this system has proven to be cumbersome with questionable cost-effectiveness. In this study, we present the first use of a solely mechanical intuitively controlled articulating laparoscopic needle driver...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727858/association-of-velopharyngeal-insufficiency-with-quality-of-life-and-patient-reported-outcomes-after-speech-surgery
#2
Aditi Bhuskute, Jonathan R Skirko, Christina Roth, Ahmed Bayoumi, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Travis T Tollefson
Importance: Patients with cleft palate and other causes of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) suffer adverse effects on social interactions and communication. Measurement of these patient-reported outcomes is needed to help guide surgical and nonsurgical care. Objectives: To further validate the VPI Effects on Life Outcomes (VELO) instrument, measure the change in quality of life (QOL) after speech surgery, and test the association of change in speech with change in QOL...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727728/an-integrative-genomics-approach-identifies-novel-pathways-that-influence-candidaemia-susceptibility
#3
Vasiliki Matzaraki, Mark S Gresnigt, Martin Jaeger, Isis Ricaño-Ponce, Melissa D Johnson, Marije Oosting, Lude Franke, Sebo Withoff, John R Perfect, Leo A B Joosten, Bart Jan Kullberg, Frank L van de Veerdonk, Iris Jonkers, Yang Li, Cisca Wijmenga, Mihai G Netea, Vinod Kumar
Candidaemia is a bloodstream infection caused by Candida species that primarily affects specific groups of at-risk patients. Because only small candidaemia patient cohorts are available, classical genome wide association cannot be used to identify Candida susceptibility genes. Therefore, we have applied an integrative genomics approach to identify novel susceptibility genes and pathways for candidaemia. Candida-induced transcriptome changes in human primary leukocytes were assessed by RNA sequencing. Genetic susceptibility to candidaemia was assessed using the Illumina immunochip platform for genotyping of a cohort of 217 patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727683/notes-from-the-field-hospital-contact-investigation-for-a-patient-who-developed-a-zoster-vaccine-related-rash-maryland-february-2015
#4
Diana P Le, Jamie Vega, Lucas A Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727583/serum-bupivacaine-concentration-after-periarticular-injection-with-a-mixture-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-and-bupivacaine-hcl-during-total-knee-arthroplasty
#5
Michael J Buys, Marian F Murphy, Christine M Warrick, Nathan L Pace, Jeremy M Gililland, Christopher E Pelt, Byron R Bankhead, John L Patzkowsky, Ken B Johnson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A relatively new technique to reduce postoperative pain for total knee arthroplasty is to inject a mixture of 266 mg of liposomal bupivacaine and 125 mg of 0.25% bupivacaine HCl with epinephrine 1:300,000 around the knee joint at the time of surgery. Currently, no publications report serum bupivacaine concentrations over time after periarticular injection of liposomal mixed with free bupivacaine. This information is important to ensure safe serum bupivacaine concentrations are maintained especially when considering supplemental or rescue peripheral nerve blocks...
July 20, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727429/elliptic-cylinder-airborne-sampling-and-geostatistical-mass-balance-approach-for-quantifying-local-greenhouse-gas-emissions
#6
Jovan M Tadić, Anna M Michalak, Laura T Iraci, Velibor Ilic, Sébastien C Biraud, Daniel R Feldman, Thaopaul V Bui, Matthew S Johnson, Max Loewenstein, Seongeun Jeong, Marc L Fischer, Emma L Yates, Ju-Mee Ryoo
In this study, we explore observational, experimental, methodological and practical aspects of the flux quantification of greenhouse gases from local point sources by using in-situ airborne observations, and suggest a series of conceptual changes to improve flux estimates. We address the major sources of uncertainty reported in previous studies by modifying (1) the shape of the typical flight path, (2) the modeling of covariance and anisotropy, and (3) the type of interpolation tools used. We show that a cylindrical flight profile offers considerable advantages compared to traditional profiles collected as curtains, although this new approach brings with it the need for a more comprehensive subsequent analysis...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727234/kynurenine-a-tryptophan-metabolite-that-accumulates-with-age-induces-bone-loss
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Mona El Refaey, Meghan E McGee-Lawrence, Sadanand Fulzele, Eileen J Kennedy, Wendy B Bollag, Mohammed Elsalanty, Qing Zhong, Ke-Hong Ding, Nathaniel G Bendzunas, Xing-Ming Shi, Jianrui Xu, William D Hill, Maribeth H Johnson, Monte Hunter, Jessica L Pierce, Kanglun Yu, Mark W Hamrick, Carlos M Isales
Age-dependent bone loss occurs in humans and in several animal species, including rodents. The underlying causal mechanisms are probably multifactorial, although an age-associated increase in the generation of reactive oxygen species has been frequently implicated. We previously reported that aromatic amino acids function as antioxidants and are anabolic for bone and that they may potentially play a protective role in an aging environment. We hypothesized that upon oxidation the aromatic amino acids would not only lose their anabolic effects but also potentially become a catabolic byproduct...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727109/national-beef-quality-audit-2016-in-plant-survey-of-carcass-characteristics-related-to-quality-quantity-and-value-of-fed-steers-and-heifers
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C A Boykin, L C Eastwood, M K Harris, D S Hale, C R Kerth, D B Griffin, A N Arnold, J D Hasty, K E Belk, D R Woerner, R J Delmore, J N Martin, D L VanOverbeke, G G Mafi, M M Pfeiffer, T E Lawrence, T J McEvers, T B Schmidt, R J Maddock, D D Johnson, C C Carr, J M Scheffler, T D Pringle, A M Stelzleni, J Gottlieb, J W Savell
The National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA)-2016 used in-plant cooler assessments to benchmark the current status of the fed steer and heifer beef industry in the United States. In-plant cooler assessments ( = 9,106 carcasses) were conducted at 30 facilities, where approximately 10% of a single day's production were evaluated for USDA quality grade (QG) and yield grade (YG) factors. Frequencies of evaluated traits were 66.5% steer and 33.4% heifer sex classes and 82.9% native, 15.9% dairy-type, and 1.2% estimated breed types...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727107/national-beef-quality-audit-2016-survey-of-carcass-characteristics-through-instrument-grading-assessments
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C A Boykin, L C Eastwood, M K Harris, D S Hale, C R Kerth, D B Griffin, A N Arnold, J D Hasty, K E Belk, D R Woerner, R J Delmore, J N Martin, D L VanOverbeke, G G Mafi, M M Pfeiffer, T E Lawrence, T J McEvers, T B Schmidt, R J Maddock, D D Johnson, C C Carr, J M Scheffler, T D Pringle, A M Stelzleni, J Gottlieb, J W Savell
The instrument grading assessment portion of the National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) - 2016 allows the unique opportunity to evaluate beef carcass traits over the course of a year. One week of instrument grading data was collected each month from 5 beef processing corporations encompassing 18 facilities from January 2016 through December 2016 ( = 4,544,635 carcasses). Mean USDA yield grade (YG) was 3.1 with 1.37 cm fat thickness (FT), 88.9 cm LM area, 393.6 kg HCW, and 2.1% KPH. Frequency distribution of USDA YG was 9...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726794/biological-iron-sulfur-storage-in-a-thioferrate-protein-nanoparticle
#10
Brian J Vaccaro, Sonya M Clarkson, James F Holden, Dong-Woo Lee, Chang-Hao Wu, Farris L Poole Ii, Julien J H Cotelesage, Mark J Hackett, Sahel Mohebbi, Jingchuan Sun, Huilin Li, Michael K Johnson, Graham N George, Michael W W Adams
Iron-sulfur clusters are ubiquitous in biology and function in electron transfer and catalysis. They are assembled from iron and cysteine sulfur on protein scaffolds. Iron is typically stored as iron oxyhydroxide, ferrihydrite, encapsulated in 12 nm shells of ferritin, which buffers cellular iron availability. Here we have characterized IssA, a protein that stores iron and sulfur as thioferrate, an inorganic anionic polymer previously unknown in biology. IssA forms nanoparticles reaching 300 nm in diameter and is the largest natural metalloprotein complex known...
July 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726601/zika-virus-infection-in-patient-with-no-known-risk-factors-utah-usa-2016
#11
Elisabeth R Krow-Lucal, Shannon A Novosad, Angela C Dunn, Carolyn R Brent, Harry M Savage, Ary Faraji, Dallin Peterson, Andrew Dibbs, Brook Vietor, Kimberly Christensen, Janeen J Laven, Marvin S Godsey, Bryan Christensen, Brigette Beyer, Margaret M Cortese, Nina C Johnson, Amanda J Panella, Brad J Biggerstaff, Michael Rubin, Scott K Fridkin, J Erin Staples, Allyn K Nakashima
In 2016, Zika virus disease developed in a man (patient A) who had no known risk factors beyond caring for a relative who died of this disease (index patient). We investigated the source of infection for patient A by surveying other family contacts, healthcare personnel, and community members, and testing samples for Zika virus. We identified 19 family contacts who had similar exposures to the index patient; 86 healthcare personnel had contact with the index patient, including 57 (66%) who had contact with body fluids...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726469/the-unintended-effects-of-providing-risk-information-about-drinking-and-driving
#12
Mark B Johnson, Catalina E Kopetz
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol-impaired driving remains a serious public health concern despite the fact that drinking and driving risks are widely disseminated and well understood by the public. This research examines the motivational conditions under which providing risk information can exacerbate rather than decrease potential drinking drivers' willingness to drive while impaired. METHOD: In a hypothetical drinking and driving scenario, 3 studies investigated participants' self-reported likelihood of drinking and driving as a function of (a) accessibility of information regarding risk associated with drinking and driving, (b) motivation to drive, and (c) need for cognitive closure (NFC)...
July 20, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726461/laverne-vern-c-johnson-1925-2016
#13
Paul Nelson
Presents an obituary for Laverne (Vern) C. Johnson, who died at his home in La Mesa, California on October 1, 2016. Vern was a clinical psychologist who for two decades focused on a major program of research on sleep and biological rhythms, with particular emphasis on the relation of sleep loss and recovery to human performance, a matter of particular relevance to military service operations, in which variable work shift schedules and sustained performance over extended time periods are common. His publications attest to a core value he advanced throughout his career, namely, that scientific research at its best is a collaborative, team endeavor...
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726395/synthesis-and-mechanism-of-formation-of-hydride-sulfide-complexes-of-iron
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Nicholas A Arnet, Sean F McWilliams, Daniel E DeRosha, Brandon Q Mercado, Patrick L Holland
Iron-sulfide complexes with hydride ligands provide an experimental precedent for spectroscopically detected hydride species on the iron-sulfur MoFe7S9C cofactor of nitrogenase. In this contribution, we expand upon our recent synthesis of the first iron sulfide hydride complex from an iron hydride and a sodium thiolate ( Arnet, N. A.; Dugan, T. R.; Menges, F. S.; Mercado, B. Q.; Brennessel, W. W.; Bill, E.; Johnson, M. A.; Holland, P. L., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015 , 137 , 13220 - 13223 ). First, we describe the isolation of an analogous iron sulfide hydride with a smaller diketiminate supporting ligand, which benefits from easier preparation of the hydride precursor and easier isolation of the product...
July 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726069/loss-of-sirtuin-4-leads-to-elevated-glucose-and-leucine-stimulated-insulin-levels-and-accelerated-age-induced-insulin-resistance-in-multiple-murine-genetic-backgrounds
#15
Frank K Huynh, Xiaoke Hu, Zhihong Lin, James D Johnson, Matthew D Hirschey
Several inherited metabolic disorders are associated with an accumulation of reactive acyl-CoA metabolites that can non-enzymatically react with lysine residues to modify proteins. While the role of acetylation is well-studied, the pathophysiological relevance of more recently discovered acyl modifications, including those found in inherited metabolic disorders, warrants further investigation. We recently showed that sirtuin 4 (SIRT4) removes glutaryl, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl, 3-methylglutaryl, and 3-methylglutaconyl modifications from lysine residues...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725792/entrustable-professional-activities-for-pathology-recommendations-from-the-college-of-american-pathologists-graduate-medical-education-committee
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Cindy B McCloskey, Ronald E Domen, Richard M Conran, Robert D Hoffman, Miriam D Post, Mark D Brissette, Dita A Gratzinger, Patricia M Raciti, David A Cohen, Cory A Roberts, Amyn M Rojiani, Christina S Kong, Jo Elle G Peterson, Kristen Johnson, Sue Plath, Suzanne Zein-Eldin Powell
Competency-based medical education has evolved over the past decades to include the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System of resident evaluation based on the Milestones project. Entrustable professional activities represent another means to determine learner proficiency and evaluate educational outcomes in the workplace and training environment. The objective of this project was to develop entrustable professional activities for pathology graduate medical education encompassing primary anatomic and clinical pathology residency training...
January 2017: Acad Pathol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725589/multi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-management-decision-tool
#17
REVIEW
David C Johnson, Robert E Reiter
The ability to image the prostate accurately and better characterize cancerous lesions makes multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) an invaluable tool to improve management of localized prostate cancer (PCa). Improved risk stratification is warranted given the evidence of significant overtreatment of indolent PCa. mpMRI can more accurately rule out clinically significant PCa in men deciding between surveillance and definitive treatment to reduce overtreatment. mpMRI improves detection of clinically significant PCa, which helps minimize sampling error, a major limitation of the traditional diagnostic paradigm...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725581/direct-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-biopsy-of-the-prostate-lessons-learned-in-establishing-a-regional-referral-center
#18
REVIEW
Benjamin Addicott, Bryan R Foster, Chenara Johnson, Alice Fung, Christopher L Amling, Fergus V Coakley
MRI-targeted biopsy of the prostate appears to have the potential to reduce the high rates of underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis associated with the current diagnostic standard of transrectal ultrasound guided systematic biopsy. Direct or "in bore" MRI-guided biopsy is one of the three methods for MRI-targeted core needle sampling of suspicious, generally Pi-RADS 4 or 5, foci within the prostate, and our early experience suggests the approach demonstrates substantial utility and promise in the care of patients with prostate cancer...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725429/pretreatment-antigen-specific-immunity-and-regulation-association-with-subsequent-immune-response-to-anti-tumor-dna-vaccination
#19
Laura E Johnson, Brian M Olson, Douglas G McNeel
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapies have demonstrated clinical benefit for many types of cancers, however many patients do not respond, and treatment-related adverse effects can be severe. Hence many efforts are underway to identify treatment predictive biomarkers. We have reported the results of two phase I trials using a DNA vaccine encoding prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) in patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer. In both trials, persistent PAP-specific Th1 immunity developed in some patients, and this was associated with favorable changes in serum PSA kinetics...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725377/environmental-variability-and-population-dynamics-do-european-and-north-american-ducks-play-by-the-same-rules
#20
Hannu Pöysä, Jukka Rintala, Douglas H Johnson, Jukka Kauppinen, Esa Lammi, Thomas D Nudds, Veli-Matti Väänänen
Density dependence, population regulation, and variability in population size are fundamental population processes, the manifestation and interrelationships of which are affected by environmental variability. However, there are surprisingly few empirical studies that distinguish the effect of environmental variability from the effects of population processes. We took advantage of a unique system, in which populations of the same duck species or close ecological counterparts live in highly variable (north American prairies) and in stable (north European lakes) environments, to distinguish the relative contributions of environmental variability (measured as between-year fluctuations in wetland numbers) and intraspecific interactions (density dependence) in driving population dynamics...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
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