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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324326/the-impact-of-fabry-disease-on-reproductive-fitness
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Dawn A Laney, Virginia Clarke, Allison Foley, Eric W Hall, Scott E Gillespie, Myrl Holida, Morgan Simmons, Alexandrea Wadley
Fabry disease (FD) is a pan-ethnic, X-linked, progressive lysosomal storage disorder caused by pathogenic mutations in the GLA gene. Published case reports and abstracts suggest that decreased reproductive fitness may occur in males with FD. In order to understand the impact of FD on reproductive fitness and increase the accuracy of reproductive genetic counseling, this study examines a large, multi-centered population of individuals with FD to determine if males have reduced reproductive fitness. Study data were collected on 376 patients through two, gender-specific surveys distributed across the United States and Canada...
March 22, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319448/rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-1-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-hsv-g207-alone-or-with-a-single-radiation-dose-in-children-with-progressive-or-recurrent-malignant-supratentorial-brain-tumors
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Alicia M Waters, James M Johnston, Alyssa T Reddy, John Fiveash, Avi Madan-Swain, Kara Kachurak, Asim K Bag, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Markert, Gregory K Friedman
Primary central nervous system tumors are the most common solid neoplasm of childhood and the leading cause of cancer-related death in pediatric patients. Survival rates for children with malignant supratentorial brain tumors are poor despite aggressive treatment with combinations of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and survivors often suffer from damaging lifelong sequelae from current therapies. Novel innovative treatments are greatly needed. One promising new approach is the use of a genetically engineered, conditionally replicating herpes simplex virus (HSV) that has shown tumor-specific tropism and potential efficacy in the treatment of malignant brain tumors...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316126/hemodialysis-clinic-social-networks-sex-differences-and-renal-transplantation
#3
A Gillespie, E L Fink, H M Traino, A Uversky, S B Bass, J Greener, J Hunt, T Browne, H Hammer, P P Reese, Z Obradovic
This study describes patient social networks within a new hemodialysis clinic and models the association between social network participation and kidney transplantation. Survey and observational data collected between 8/2012 and 2/2015 were used to observe the formation of a social network of 46 hemodialysis patients in a newly opened clinic. Thirty-two (70%) patients formed a social network, discussing health (59%) and transplantation (44%) with other patients. While transplant eligible women participated in the network less often than men (56% vs...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303180/interactions-between-body-size-abundance-seasonality-and-phenology-in-forest-beetles
#4
Mark A K Gillespie, Tone Birkemoe, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
Body size correlates with a large number of species traits, and these relationships have frequently been used to explain patterns in populations, communities, and ecosystems. However, diverging patterns occur, and there is a need for more data on different taxa at different scales. Using a large dataset of 155,418 individual beetles from 588 species collected over 13 years of sampling in Norway, we have explored whether body size predicts abundance, seasonality, and phenology in insects. Seasonality is estimated here by flight activity period length and phenology by peak activity...
February 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301393/potential-contribution-of-mitochondrial-mt-dna-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-damps-in-transfusion-products-to-the-development-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards-after-multiple-transfusions
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Jon D Simmons, Yann-Leei L Lee, Viktor M Pastukh, Gina Capley, Cherry A Muscat, David C Muscat, Michael L Marshall, Sidney B Brevard, Mark N Gillespie
INTRODUCTION: Massive transfusions are accompanied by an increased incidence of a particularly aggressive and lethal form of acute lung injury (delayed TRALI) which occurs >24 hours after transfusions. In light of recent reports showing that mtDNA DAMPs are potent pro-inflammatory mediators, and that their abundance in the sera of severely injured or septic patients is predictive of clinical outcomes, we explored the idea that mtDNA DAMPs are present in transfusion products and are associated with the occurrence of delayed TRALI...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295814/an-evaluation-of-national-health-service-s-nhs-care-maker-programme-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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Kate Zubairu, Angela Christiansen, Andrew Kirkcaldy, Jennifer A Kirton, Carol Kelly, Paul Simpson, Andrea Gillespie, Jeremy Brown
AIMS: To investigate the impact and sustainability of the Care Maker programme across England from the perspective of those involved in its delivery. BACKGROUND: The Care Maker programme was launched in England in 2013. It aims to support the 'Compassion in Practice' strategy, with particular emphasis on the 6Cs of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. Care Makers were recruited in an ambassadorial role. The intention was to inspire individuals throughout the National Health Service in England to bridge national policy with those delivering care...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295171/successful-use-of-bruton-s-kinase-inhibitor-ibrutinib-to-control-paraneoplastic-pemphigus-in-a-patient-with-paraneoplastic-autoimmune-multiorgan-syndrome-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
#7
Andrew Lee, Suneet Sandhu, Louise Imlay-Gillespie, Stephen Mulligan, Stephen Shumack
We present the case of a 51-year-old man who developed paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) in the context of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). His CLL was successfully controlled with ibrutinib. Concurrently, there was significant improvement of his PNP, suggesting that ibrutinib may be a very useful addition to the treatment options in this potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder.
March 13, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288323/anti-angiogenic-and-anti-multiple-myeloma-effects-of-oprozomib-opz-alone-and-in-combination-with-pomalidomide-pom-and-or-dexamethasone-dex
#8
REVIEW
Eric Sanchez, Mingjie Li, Cathy S Wang, George Tang, Abigail Gillespie, Haiming Chen, James R Berenson
Oprozomib (OPZ or ONYX 0912) is an irreversible, orally administered proteasome inhibitor (PI) and an analog of carfilzomib. We set out to determine the anti-angiogenic effect of OPZ using the choriollantoic membrane/feather bud (CAM/FB) model and its anti-MM effects using MM xenograft models (LAGκ-1A, LAGλ-1). OPZ significantly reduced blood vessel formation, endothelial gene and protein expression using the CAM/FB assay. In vivo, we determined the anti-MM effects of OPZ, dexamethasone (Dex) and pomalidomide (Pom) and showed that the combinations of two drugs (OPZ+Dex or OPZ+Pom) showed marked anti-MM effects when compared to monotherapy...
March 6, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283211/erratum-to-short-communication-genetic-association-between-schizophrenia-and-cannabis-use-drug-alcohol-depend-171-2017-117-121
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Karin J H Verweij, Abdel Abdellaoui, Michel G Nivard, Alberto Sainz Cort, Lannie Ligthart, Harmen H M Draisma, Camelia C Minică, Nathan A Gillespie, Gonneke Willemsen, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Dorret I Boomsma, Jacqueline M Vink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282477/movements-of-the-glottis-during-horn-performance-a-pilot-study
#10
Peter W Iltis, Sarah L Gillespie, Jens Frahm, Dirk Voit, Arun Joseph, Eckart Altenmüller
OBJECTIVE: The functional role of the glottis in brass performance is poorly understood and controversial, particularly with respect to pedagogy. Technological limitations have prevented the non-invasive, systematic study of the glottis in the past, but developments in real-time magnetic resonance imaging (RT-MRI) allow representations of glottal movement during performance on a MRI-compatible horn to be recorded and quantified. METHODS: We present RT-MRI data obtained on 6 advanced-level horn players from serial images acquired at an acquisition time of 33...
March 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279627/making-new-connections-insights-from-primate-parasite-networks
#11
REVIEW
Julie Rushmore, Donal Bisanzio, Thomas R Gillespie
Social interactions are important in everyday life for primates and many other group-living animals; however, these essential exchanges also provide opportunities for parasites to spread through social groups. Network analysis is a unique toolkit for studying pathogen transmission in a social context, and recent primate-parasite network studies shed light on linkages between behavior and infectious disease dynamics, providing insights for conservation and public health. We review existing literature on primate-parasite networks, examining determinants of infection risk, issues of network scale and temporal dynamics, and applications for disease control...
March 6, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277370/connect-the-dots-april-2017
#12
Jennifer Villavicencio, Kendra Gillespie, Pietro Bortoletto, Nancy C Chescheir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274254/the-use-of-randomisation-based-efficacy-estimators-in-non-inferiority-trials
#13
David Gillespie, Daniel Farewell, Peter Barrett-Lee, Angela Casbard, Anthony Barney Hawthorne, Chris Hurt, Nick Murray, Chris Probert, Rachel Stenson, Kerenza Hood
BACKGROUND: In a non-inferiority (NI) trial, analysis based on the intention-to-treat (ITT) principle is anti-conservative, so current guidelines recommend analysing on a per-protocol (PP) population in addition. However, PP analysis relies on the often implausible assumption of no confounders. Randomisation-based efficacy estimators (RBEEs) allow for treatment non-adherence while maintaining a comparison of randomised groups. Fischer et al. have developed an approach for estimating RBEEs in randomised trials with two active treatments, a common feature of NI trials...
March 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273463/reversal-of-ddk-mediated-mcm-phosphorylation-by-rif1-pp1-regulates-replication-initiation-and-replisome-stability-independently-of-atr-chk1
#14
Robert C Alver, Gaganmeet Singh Chadha, Peter J Gillespie, J Julian Blow
Dbf4-dependent kinases (DDKs) are required for the initiation of DNA replication, their essential targets being the MCM2-7 proteins. We show that, in Xenopus laevis egg extracts and human cells, hyper-phosphorylation of DNA-bound Mcm4, but not phosphorylation of Mcm2, correlates with DNA replication. These phosphorylations are differentially affected by the DDK inhibitors PHA-767491 and XL413. We show that DDK-dependent MCM phosphorylation is reversed by protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) targeted to chromatin by Rif1...
March 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271759/the-good-preceptorship
#15
Lucy Gillespie
If you are a nursing student, in the not too distant future you will look in the mirror and see a qualified nurse staring back at you.
March 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270413/understanding-trends-in-kidney-function-1-year-after-kidney-transplant-in-the-united-states
#16
Yihung Huang, Anca Tilea, Brenda Gillespie, Vahakn Shahinian, Tanushree Banerjee, Vanessa Grubbs, Neil Powe, Nilka Rios-Burrows, Meda Pavkov, Rajiv Saran
Lower eGFR 1 year after kidney transplant is associated with shorter allograft and patient survival. We examined how practice changes in the past decade correlated with time trends in average eGFR at 1 year after kidney transplant in the United States in a cohort of 189,944 patients who received a kidney transplant between 2001 and 2013. We calculated the average eGFR at 1 year after transplant for the recipient cohort of each year using the appropriate Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation depending on the prevailing methodology of creatinine measurement, and used linear regression to model the effects of practice changes on the national post-transplant eGFR trend...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262474/multi-institutional-randomized-trial-testing-the-utility-of-an-interactive-three-dimensional-contouring-atlas-among-radiation-oncology-residents
#17
Erin F Gillespie, Neil Panjwani, Daniel W Golden, Jillian Gunther, Tobias R Chapman, Jeffrey V Brower, Robert Kosztyla, Grant Larson, Pushpa Neppala, Vitali Moiseenko, Julie Bykowski, Parag Sanghvi, James D Murphy
PURPOSE: The delivery of safe and effective radiation therapy relies on accurate target delineation, particularly in the era of highly conformal treatment techniques. Current contouring resources are fragmented and can be cumbersome to use. The present study reports on the efficacy and usability of a web-based contouring atlas compared with those of existing contouring resources in a randomized trial. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We enrolled radiation oncology residents into a 2-phase contouring study...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253733/rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-i-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-hsv-g207-alone-or-with-a-single-radiation-dose-in-children-with-progressive-or-recurrent-malignant-supratentorial-brain-tumors
#18
Alicia M Waters, James M Johnston, Alyssa T Reddy, John Fiveash, Avi Madan-Swain, Kara Kachurak, Asim K Bag, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Markert, Gregory K Friedman
Primary central nervous system tumors are the most common solid neoplasm of childhood and the leading cause of cancer related death in pediatric patients. Survival rates for children with malignant supratentorial brain tumors are poor despite aggressive treatment with combinations of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy; and survivors often suffer from damaging lifelong sequelae from current therapies. Novel innovative treatments are greatly needed. One promising new approach is the use of a genetically engineered, conditionally replicating herpes simplex virus (HSV) that has shown tumor specific tropism and potential efficacy in the treatment of malignant brain tumors...
February 24, 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253702/passive-acoustic-methods-for-fine-scale-tracking-of-harbour-porpoises-in-tidal-rapids
#19
Jamie Macaulay, Jonathan Gordon, Douglas Gillespie, Chloë Malinka, Simon Northridge
The growing interest in generating electrical power from tidal currents using tidal turbine generators raises a number of environmental concerns, including the risk that marine mammals might be injured or killed through collision with rotating turbine blades. To understand this risk, information on how marine mammals use tidal rapid habitats and in particular, their underwater movements and dive behaviour is required. Porpoises, which are the most abundant small cetacean at most European tidal sites, are difficult animals to tag, and the limited size of tidal habitats means that any telemetered animal would be likely to spend only a small proportion of time within them...
February 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252571/interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-polymorphism-and-birth-timing-pathway-analysis-among-african-american-women
#20
Shannon L Gillespie, Jeremy L Neal, Lisa M Christian, Laura A Szalacha, Donna O McCarthy, Pamela J Salsberry
BACKGROUND: Timing of birth is a major determinant of newborn health. African American women are at increased risk for early birth, particularly via the inflammatory pathway. Variants of the IL1RN gene, which encode the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) protein, are implicated in early birth. The biological pathways linking these variables remain unclear. Evidence also suggests that inflammatory pathways differ by race; however, studies among African American women are lacking...
March 2017: Nursing Research
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