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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636694/placebo-response-and-practice-effects-in-schizophrenia-cognition-trials
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Richard S E Keefe, Vicki G Davis, Philip D Harvey, Alexandra S Atkins, George M Haig, Owen Hagino, Stephen Marder, Dana C Hilt, Daniel Umbricht
Importance: Patients' previous experience with performance-based cognitive tests in clinical trials for cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia can create practice-related improvements. Placebo-controlled trials for cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia are at risk for these practice effects, which can be difficult to distinguish from placebo effects. Objectives: To conduct a systematic evaluation of the magnitude of practice effects on the Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) in cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia and to examine which demographic, clinical, and cognitive characteristics were associated with improvement in placebo conditions...
June 21, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634353/coronavirus-hku15-in-respiratory-tract-of-pigs-and-first-discovery-of-coronavirus-quasispecies-in-5-untranslated-region
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Patrick Cy Woo, Susanna Kp Lau, Chi-Ching Tsang, Candy Cy Lau, Po-Chun Wong, Franklin Wn Chow, Jordan Yh Fong, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Coronavirus HKU15 is a deltacoronavirus that was discovered in fecal samples of pigs in Hong Kong in 2012. Over the past three years, Coronavirus HKU15 has been widely detected in pigs in East/Southeast Asia and North America and has been associated with fatal outbreaks. In all such epidemiological studies, the virus was generally only detected in fecal/intestinal samples. In this molecular epidemiology study, we detected Coronavirus HKU15 in 9.6% of the nasopharyngeal samples obtained from 249 pigs in Hong Kong...
June 21, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631910/-prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-nephrolithiasis-among-young-rural-residents
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A V Sin'kov, I N Volosatova, G M Sin'kova, L A Nikolaeva
AIM: To determine the prevalence of nephrolithiasis, assess the significance of known risk factors, and identify new risk factors for nephrolithiasis among young rural residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 5 settlements of the Irkutsk rural district of the Irkutsk region and involved 408 inhabitants (93 men, 315 women) aged from 18 to 47 years. The selection of candidates for the study was randomized. The response of the population was 81...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631606/highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5n1-clade-2-3-2-1-and-clade-2-3-4-viruses-do-not-induce-a-clade-specific-phenotype-in-mallard-ducks
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Mariette Ducatez, Stephanie Sonnberg, Jeri Carol Crumpton, Adam Rubrum, Phouvong Phommachanh, Bounlom Douangngeun, Malik Peiris, Yi Guan, Robert Webster, Richard Webby
Among the diverse clades of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses of the goose/Guangdong lineage, only a few have been able to spread across continents: clade 2.2 viruses spread from China to Europe and into Africa in 2005-2006, clade 2.3.2.1 viruses spread from China to Eastern Europe in 2009-2010 and clade 2.3.4.4 viruses of the H5Nx subtype spread from China to Europe and North America in 2014/2015. While the poultry trade and wild-bird migration have been implicated in the spread of HPAI H5N1 viruses, it has been proposed that robust virus-shedding by wild ducks in the absence of overt clinical signs may have contributed to the wider dissemination of the clade 2...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630181/in-vitro-activity-of-the-siderophore-cephalosporin-cefiderocol-against-a-recent-collection-of-clinically-relevant-gram-negative-bacilli-from-north-america-and-europe-including-carbapenem-non-susceptible-isolates-the-sidero-wt-2014-study
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Meredith A Hackel, Masakatsu Tsuji, Yoshinori Yamano, Roger Echols, James A Karlowsky, Daniel F Sahm
Cefiderocol (formerly S-649266) is an investigational siderophore cephalosporin. Iron-depleted cation-adjusted Mueller-Hinton broth (ID-CAMHB) was prepared according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) protocol and used to perform broth microdilution testing of cefiderocol against a 2014-2015 collection of clinical isolates of gram-negative bacilli from North America (n=4,239) and Europe (n=4,966). The concentration of cefiderocol inhibiting 90% of isolates tested (MIC90) was: 0.5 (North America; n=3,007) and 1 μg/ml (Europe; n=3,080) for all isolates of Enterobacteriaceae; 1 (North America; n=30) and 4 μg/ml (Europe; n=139) for meropenem-non-susceptible (MIC ≥2 μg/ml) isolates of Enterobacteriaceae; 0...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629879/prediction-of-cognition-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-a-clinical-genetic-score-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-nine-cohorts
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Ganqiang Liu, Joseph J Locascio, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Brendon Boot, Zhixiang Liao, Kara Page, Daly Franco, Kyle Burke, Iris E Jansen, Ana Trisini-Lipsanopoulos, Sophie Winder-Rhodes, Caroline M Tanner, Anthony E Lang, Shirley Eberly, Alexis Elbaz, Alexis Brice, Graziella Mangone, Bernard Ravina, Ira Shoulson, Florence Cormier-Dequaire, Peter Heutink, Jacobus J van Hilten, Roger A Barker, Caroline H Williams-Gray, Johan Marinus, Clemens R Scherzer
BACKGROUND: Cognitive decline is a debilitating manifestation of disease progression in Parkinson's disease. We aimed to develop a clinical-genetic score to predict global cognitive impairment in patients with the disease. METHODS: In this longitudinal analysis, we built a prediction algorithm for global cognitive impairment (defined as Mini Mental State Examination [MMSE] ≤25) using data from nine cohorts of patients with Parkinson's disease from North America and Europe assessed between 1986 and 2016...
June 16, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626088/secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-international-insights-from-the-tecos-trial
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Neha J Pagidipati, Ann Marie Navar, Karen S Pieper, Jennifer B Green, M Angelyn Bethel, Paul W Armstrong, Robert G Josse, Darren K McGuire, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Jan H Cornel, Sigrun Halvorsen, Timo E Strandberg, Tuncay Delibasi, Rury R Holman, Eric D Peterson
Background -Intensive risk factor modification significantly improves outcomes for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the degree to which secondary prevention treatment goals are achieved in international clinical practice is unknown. Methods -Attainment of 5 secondary prevention parameters-aspirin use, lipid control (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <70 mg/dL or statin therapy), blood pressure control (<140 mmHg systolic, <90 mmHg diastolic), angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker use, and non-smoking status-was evaluated among 13,616 patients from 38 countries with diabetes and known CVD at entry into TECOS...
June 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619296/understanding-north-american-yoga-therapists-attitudes-skills-and-use-of-evidence-based-practice-a-cross-national-survey
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Marlysa Sullivan, Matthew Leach, James Snow, Steffany Moonaz
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the adoption of evidence-based practice (EBP) by yoga therapists (YTs). OBJECTIVE: To determine the attitudes, skills, training, use, barriers and facilitators to the use of EBP amongst North American YTs DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive survey METHODS: Self-identified YTs practicing in North America were invited to participate in an online survey. YT attitudes, skills, training, utilisation, barriers to use, and facilitators of EBP use were measured using the 84-item Evidence-Based practice Attitude and utilization SurvEy (EBASE)...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614106/positive-patch-test-reactions-to-essential-oils-in-consecutive-patients-results-from-north-america-and-central-europe
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Erin M Warshaw, Kathryn A Zug, Donald V Belsito, Joseph F Fowler, Joel G DeKoven, Denis Sasseville, Howard I Maibach, C G Toby Mathias, Vincent A DeLeo, James S Taylor, Anthony F Fransway, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, Matthew J Zirwas, Johannes Geier, Wolfgang Uter
BACKGROUND: Synthetic fragrances and natural essential oils (EOs) are used in perfumery and found in various cosmetics. Essential oils are also increasingly used to promote wellness. In previous studies, the sensitization potential of some EOs has been identified; however, the current prevalence of sensitivity is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine frequency of positive patch-test reactions to EOs tested in the baseline series, along with 3 fragrance markers (FMs) (fragrance mix I, fragrance mix II, and Myroxylon pereirae), in consecutive patients in the US/Canadian North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) (2009-2014) and the central European, trinational Information Network of Departments of Dermatology (IVDK) (2010-2014)...
June 13, 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611516/colorectal-cancer-population-screening-programs-worldwide-in-2016-an-update
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Mercedes Navarro, Andrea Nicolas, Angel Ferrandez, Angel Lanas
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. The incidence and mortality show wide geographical variations. Screening is recommended to reduce both incidence and mortality. However, there are significant differences among studies in implementation strategies and detection. This review aimed to present the results and strategies of different screening programs worldwide. We reviewed the literature on national and international screening programs published in PubMed, on web pages, and in clinical guidelines...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610606/biologic-therapies-for-refractory-juvenile-dermatomyositis-five-years-of-experience-of-the-childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance-in-north-america
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C H Spencer, K Rouster-Stevens, H Gewanter, G Syverson, R Modica, K Schmidt, H Emery, C Wallace, S Grevich, K Nanda, Y D Zhao, S Shenoi, S Tarvin, S Hong, C Lindsley, J E Weiss, M Passo, K Ede, A Brown, K Ardalan, W Bernal, M L Stoll, B Lang, R Carrasco, C Agaiar, L Feller, H Bukulmez, R Vehe, H Kim, H Schmeling, D Gerstbacher, M Hoeltzel, B Eberhard, R Sundel, S Kim, A M Huber, A Patwardhan
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) has improved remarkably since the 1960's with the use of corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy. Yet there remain a minority of children who have refractory disease. Since 2003 the sporadic use of biologics (genetically-engineered proteins that usually are derived from human genes) for inflammatory myositis has been reported. In 2011-2016 we investigated our collective experience of biologics in JDM through the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608739/safety-of-repeated-dose-intratympanic-injections-with-am-101-in-acute-inner-ear-tinnitus
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Hinrich Staecker, Michael Morelock, Timothy Kramer, Pavel Chrbolka, Joong Ho Ahn, Thomas Meyer
Objective To evaluate the safety and tolerability of repeated intratympanic administration of the gel-formulated NMDA receptor antagonist AM-101 in acute patients with inner ear tinnitus. Study Design Prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Setting Sixty-nine secondary and tertiary sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. Subjects and Methods In total, 343 subjects with persistent acute tinnitus after traumatic cochlear injury or otitis media were randomized to receive 3 intratympanic doses of either AM-101 0...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606712/development-of-classification-criteria-for-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-results-of-a-delphi-exercise
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Scott A Elman, Cara Joyce, Filippa Nyberg, Fukumi Furukawa, Mark Goodfield, Minoru Hasegawa, Branka Marinovic, Jacek C Szepietowski, Jan Dutz, Victoria P Werth, Joseph F Merola
BACKGROUND: No classification criteria currently exist for discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), which has led to problematic heterogeneity in both observational and interventional research efforts. OBJECTIVES: We sought to develop DLE classification criteria based on consensus of international expert opinion of relevant stakeholders in the field. METHODS: Using a Delphi consensus process and nominal group techniques, potential items for classification criteria were generated...
June 9, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600768/detection-and-differentiation-of-lyme-spirochetes-and-other-tick-borne-pathogens-from-blood-using-real-time-pcr-with-molecular-beacons
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Samantha Schlachter, Kamfai Chan, Salvatore A E Marras, Nikhat Parveen
Real-time PCR assays have recently been implemented in diagnostics for many bacterial pathogens, allowing rapid and accurate detection, which ultimately results in improved clinical intervention. Here, we describe a sensitive method of detection for three common tick-borne pathogens Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Babesia microti since coinfections with these pathogens have started occurring with increasing frequency over the last several years in both North America and Europe. A shared geographic region, the same tick vectors, and similar transmission cycle all favor simultaneous transmission of these three tick-borne pathogens...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596426/pulmonary-exacerbation-in-adults-with-bronchiectasis-a-consensus-definition-for-clinical-research
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Adam T Hill, Charles S Haworth, Stefano Aliberti, Alan Barker, Francesco Blasi, Wim Boersma, James D Chalmers, Anthony De Soyza, Katerina Dimakou, J Stuart Elborn, Charles Feldman, Patrick Flume, Pieter C Goeminne, Michael R Loebinger, Rosario Menendez, Lucy Morgan, Marlene Murris, Eva Polverino, Alexandra Quittner, Felix C Ringshausen, Gregory Tino, Antoni Torres, Montserrat Vendrell, Tobias Welte, Rob Wilson, Conroy Wong, Anne O'Donnell, Timothy Aksamit
There is a need for a clear definition of exacerbations used in clinical trials in patients with bronchiectasis. An expert conference was convened to develop a consensus definition of an exacerbation for use in clinical research.A systematic review of exacerbation definitions used in clinical trials from January 2000 until December 2015 and involving adults with bronchiectasis was conducted. A Delphi process followed by a round-table meeting involving bronchiectasis experts was organised to reach a consensus definition...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596186/hepatitis-b-virus-testing-and-linkage-to-care-in-a-canadian-urban-tertiary-referral-centre-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Keith C K Lau, Abdel Aziz Shaheen, Alexander A Aspinall, Tazuko Ricento Ba, Kamran Qureshi Mba, Stephen E Congly, Meredith A Borman, Saumya Jayakumar, Bertus Eksteen, Samuel S Lee, Laura Stinton, Mark G Swain, Kelly W Burak, Carla S Coffin
BACKGROUND: Despite universal vaccination, chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a public health concern in North America owing to immigration. We aimed to characterize the number of people with a positive result of testing for HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) in Calgary, a large urban Canadian health care region, and to assess whether recommended laboratory tests and specialist consultation were done for those identified as HBsAg-positive. METHODS: Based on laboratory and Alberta Health Services administrative data, we identified all adults (age > 18 yr) with a positive HBsAg test result from Jan...
June 6, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593748/characteristics-and-response-to-treatment-among-indigenous-people-receiving-injectable-diacetylmorphine-or-hydromorphone-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-for-the-treatment-of-long-term-opioid-dependence
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Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Heather Palis, Daphne Guh, Kirsten Marchand, Suzanne Brissette, Kurt Lock, Scott MacDonald, Scott Harrison, Aslam H Anis, Michael Krausz, David C Marsh, Martin T Schechter
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: To determine the effectiveness of injectable hydromorphone and dicaetylmorphine for Indigenous participants in the Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness (SALOME) clinical trial. The study additionally aims to explore the prevalence and frequency of crack cocaine use among subgroups of participants (by gender and ethnicity). This secondary analysis is particularly relevant given the current need for expanded medication assisted treatments for opioid dependence across North America...
June 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592387/dabrafenib-plus-trametinib-in-patients-with-braf-v600-mutant-melanoma-brain-metastases-combi-mb-a-multicentre-multicohort-open-label-phase-2-trial
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Michael A Davies, Philippe Saiag, Caroline Robert, Jean-Jacques Grob, Keith T Flaherty, Ana Arance, Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, Luc Thomas, Thierry Lesimple, Laurent Mortier, Stergios J Moschos, David Hogg, Iván Márquez-Rodas, Michele Del Vecchio, Céleste Lebbé, Nicolas Meyer, Ying Zhang, Yingjie Huang, Bijoyesh Mookerjee, Georgina V Long
BACKGROUND: Dabrafenib plus trametinib improves clinical outcomes in BRAF(V600)-mutant metastatic melanoma without brain metastases; however, the activity of dabrafenib plus trametinib has not been studied in active melanoma brain metastases. Here, we report results from the phase 2 COMBI-MB trial. Our aim was to build on the current body of evidence of targeted therapy in melanoma brain metastases through an evaluation of dabrafenib plus trametinib in patients with BRAF(V600)-mutant melanoma brain metastases...
June 2, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592320/infectivity-transmission-and-pathogenicity-of-h5-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-clade-2-3-4-4-h5n8-and-h5n2-united-states-index-viruses-in-pekin-ducks-and-chinese-geese
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Mary J Pantin-Jackwood, Mar Costa-Hurtado, Kateri Bertran, Eric DeJesus, Diane Smith, David E Swayne
In late 2014, a H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus, clade 2.3.4.4, spread by migratory waterfowl into North America reassorting with low pathogenicity AI viruses to produce a H5N2 HPAI virus. Since domestic waterfowl are common backyard poultry frequently in contact with wild waterfowl, the infectivity, transmissibility, and pathogenicity of the United States H5 HPAI index viruses (H5N8 and H5N2) was investigated in domestic ducks and geese. Ducks infected with the viruses had an increase in body temperature but no or mild clinical signs...
June 7, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589163/a-novel-design-of-a-phase-iii-trial-of-isradipine-in-early-parkinson-disease-steady-pd-iii
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Kevin M Biglan, David Oakes, Anthony E Lang, Robert A Hauser, Karen Hodgeman, Brittany Greco, Jillian Lowell, Rebecca Rockhill, Ira Shoulson, Charles Venuto, Diony Young, Tanya Simuni
OBJECTIVE: To describe the rationale for a novel study design and baseline characteristics of a disease-modifying trial of isradipine 10 mg daily in early Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: STEADY-PDIII is a 36-month, Phase 3, parallel group, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy of isradipine 10 mg daily in 336 participants with early PD as measured by the change in the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) Part I-III score in the practically defined ON state...
June 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
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