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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103161/nurses-practice-in-preventing-postoperative-wound-infections-an-observational-study
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S Ding, F Lin, A P Marshall, B M Gillespie
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are serious postoperative complications that may lead to undesired patient outcomes. Previous research has used survey and chart audit methods to describe wound care practices. However, little research has been published using contemporaneous observations to describe the surgical wound management practices of nurses. The aim of this study was to prospectively describe surgical nurses' postoperative wound care practices and the extent to which observed surgical wound practices aligned with evidence-based guideline recommendations...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102931/the-impact-of-hpv-type-on-colposcopy-performance-in-women-offered-hpv-immunisation-in-a-catch-up-vaccine-programme-a-two-centre-observational-study
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Ami Munro, Collette Gillespie, Seonaidh Cotton, Camille Busby-Earle, Kim Kavanagh, Kate Cuschieri, Heather Cubie, Chris Robertson, Louise Smart, Kevin Pollock, Catherine Moore, Timothy Palmer, Margaret E Cruickshank
OBJECTIVE: To determine if HPV immunisation has affected the prevalence of HPV genotypes and colposcopic features of CIN in young women referred for colposcopy. DESIGN: A two-centre observational study including vaccinated and unvaccinated women. SETTING: Colposcopy clinics serving two health regions in Scotland, UK. POPULATION: 361 women aged 20-25 years attending colposcopy following an abnormal cervical cytology result at routine cervical screening...
January 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100438/high-dose-rifampicin-moxifloxacin-and-sq109-for-treating-tuberculosis-a-multi-arm-multi-stage-randomised-controlled-trial
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Martin J Boeree, Norbert Heinrich, Rob Aarnoutse, Andreas H Diacon, Rodney Dawson, Sunita Rehal, Gibson S Kibiki, Gavin Churchyard, Ian Sanne, Nyanda E Ntinginya, Lilian T Minja, Robert D Hunt, Salome Charalambous, Madeleine Hanekom, Hadija H Semvua, Stellah G Mpagama, Christina Manyama, Bariki Mtafya, Klaus Reither, Robert S Wallis, Amour Venter, Kim Narunsky, Anka Mekota, Sonja Henne, Angela Colbers, Georgette Plemper van Balen, Stephen H Gillespie, Patrick P J Phillips, Michael Hoelscher
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is the world's leading infectious disease killer. We aimed to identify shorter, safer drug regimens for the treatment of tuberculosis. METHODS: We did a randomised controlled, open-label trial with a multi-arm, multi-stage design. The trial was done in seven sites in South Africa and Tanzania, including hospitals, health centres, and clinical trial centres. Patients with newly diagnosed, rifampicin-sensitive, previously untreated pulmonary tuberculosis were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1:1:2 ratio to receive (all orally) either 35 mg/kg rifampicin per day with 15-20 mg/kg ethambutol, 20 mg/kg rifampicin per day with 400 mg moxifloxacin, 20 mg/kg rifampicin per day with 300 mg SQ109, 10 mg/kg rifampicin per day with 300 mg SQ109, or a daily standard control regimen (10 mg/kg rifampicin, 5 mg/kg isoniazid, 25 mg/kg pyrazinamide, and 15-20 mg/kg ethambutol)...
January 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099927/approaching-alzheimer-s-disease-from-a-network-level
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EDITORIAL
Anna K Gillespie, Emily A Jones, Yadong Huang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099763/the-effectiveness-of-a-multidisciplinary-team-based-approach-to-cesarean-hysterectomy-in-modern-obstetric-practice
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Caitlin Gillespie, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Uma Munnur, Maya S Suresh, Harold Miller, Shannon M Hawkins
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to management of cesarean hysterectomy. METHODS: In a retrospective chart review, data were analyzed from a quality assurance database of hysterectomies performed after cesarean delivery at one institution in the USA. Patients were identified through billing codes for cesarean delivery, cross-referenced to codes for hysterectomy. Demographic, reproductive, and outcome data were compared before (2000-2005) and after (2011-2013) implementation of a multidisciplinary team-based protocol...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089387/treatment-of-men-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer-based-on-race-insurance-coverage-and-access-to-advanced-technology
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Robert Steven Gerhard, Dattatraya Patil, Yuan Liu, Kenneth Ogan, Mehrdad Alemozaffar, Ashesh B Jani, Omer N Kucuk, Viraj A Master, Theresa W Gillespie, Christopher P Filson
PURPOSE: We characterized factors related to nondefinitive management (NDM) of patients with high-risk prostate cancer and assessed impact from race, insurance status, and facility-level volume of technologically advanced prostate cancer treatments (i.e., intensity-modulated radiation therapy, robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy) on this outcome. METHODS: We identified men with high-risk localized prostate cancer (based on D׳Amico criteria) in the National Cancer Database (2010-2012)...
January 12, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087658/are-winter-and-summer-dormancy-symmetrical-seasonal-adaptive-strategies-the-case-of-temperate-herbaceous-perennials
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REVIEW
Lauren M Gillespie, Florence A Volaire
BACKGROUND: Dormancy in higher plants is an adaptive response enabling plant survival during the harshest seasons and has been more explored in woody species than in herbaceous species. Nevertheless, winter and summer shoot meristem dormancy are adaptive strategies that could play a major role in enhancing seasonal stress tolerance and resilience of widespread herbaceous plant communities. SCOPE: This review outlines the symmetrical aspects of winter and summer dormancy in order to better understand plant adaptation to severe stress, and highlight research priorities in a changing climate...
January 13, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086761/is-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia-categorically-distinct-from-treatment-responsive-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
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Amy L Gillespie, Ruta Samanaite, Jonathan Mill, Alice Egerton, James H MacCabe
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a highly heterogeneous disorder, and around a third of patients are treatment-resistant. The only evidence-based treatment for these patients is clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic with relatively weak dopamine antagonism. It is plausible that varying degrees of response to antipsychotics reflect categorically distinct illness subtypes, which would have significant implications for research and clinical practice. If these subtypes could be distinguished at illness onset, this could represent a first step towards personalised medicine in psychiatry...
January 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073875/unexpected-complication-after-radical-inguinal-orchidectomy-trans-sphincteric-anoscrotal-fistula
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Amit Patel, Chris Gillespie, Anthony J Kiosoglous
Anoscrotal fistula is an extremely rare condition involving an epithelialised tract between the anal canal and scrotal wall. It is more commonly seen as a congenital phenomenon in the paediatric population, and has not previously been described in the literature in adults. We present the case of a man aged 52 years who developed a complex anoscrotal fistula after a radical inguinal orchidectomy for an intratesticular seminoma. A postsurgical wound-site infection developed into a chronically discharging wound refractory to antibiotic treatment prompting further investigation...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070291/an-exotic-parasitoid-provides-an-invasional-lifeline-for-native-parasitoids
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Joanna K Konopka, Tim Haye, Tara Gariepy, Peter Mason, David Gillespie, Jeremy N McNeil
The introduction of an exotic species may alter food webs within the ecosystem and significantly affect the biodiversity of indigenous species at different trophic levels. It has been postulated that recent introduction of the brown marmorated stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys (Stål)) represents an evolutionary trap for native parasitoids, as they accept H. halys egg masses as a host but produce no viable progeny. Interspecific interactions between European egg parasitoid, Trissolcus cultratus (Mayr), and an Asian parasitoid, Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead), were assessed by providing egg masses to T...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069951/calsequestrin-depolymerizes-when-calcium-is-depleted-in-the-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-of-working-muscle
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Carlo Manno, Lourdes C Figueroa, Dirk Gillespie, Robert Fitts, ChulHee Kang, Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Eduardo Rios
Calsequestrin, the only known protein with cyclical storage and supply of calcium as main role, is proposed to have other functions, which remain unproven. Voluntary movement and the heart beat require this calcium flow to be massive and fast. How does calsequestrin do it? To bind large amounts of calcium in vitro, calsequestrin must polymerize and then depolymerize to release it. Does this rule apply inside the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) of a working cell? We answered using fluorescently tagged calsequestrin expressed in muscles of mice...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068399/effect-of-calf-gender-on-milk-yield-and-fatty-acid-content-in-holstein-dairy-cows
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Amy V Gillespie, James L Ehrlich, Dai H Grove-White
The scale of sexed semen use to avoid the birth of unwanted bull calves in the UK dairy industry depends on several economic factors. It has been suggested in other studies that calf gender may affect milk yield in Holsteins- something that would affect the economics of sexed semen use. The present study used a large milk recording data set to evaluate the effect of calf gender (both calf born and calf in utero) on both milk yield and saturated fat content. Linear regression was used to model data for first lactation and second lactation separately...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062942/what-money-cannot-buy-and-what-money-ought-not-buy-dignity-motives-and-markets-in-human-organ-procurement-debates
#13
Ryan Gillespie
Given the current organ shortage, a prevalent alternative to the altruism-based policy is a market-based solution: pay people for their organs. Receiving much popular and scholarly attention, a salient normative argument against neoliberal pressures is the preservation of human dignity. This article examines how advocates of both the altruistic status quo and market challengers reason and weigh the central normative concept of dignity, meant as inherent worth and/or rank. Key rhetorical strategies, including motivations and broader social visions, of the two positions are analyzed and evaluated, and the separation of morally normative understandings of dignity from market encroachment is defended...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053271/mutations-of-exosc3-rrp40p-associated-with-neurological-diseases-impact-ribosomal-rna-processing-functions-of-the-exosome-in-s-cerevisiae
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Abigail Gillespie, Jason Gabunilas, Joanna C Jen, Guillaume F Chanfreau
The RNA exosome is a conserved multiprotein complex that achieves a large number of processive and degradative functions in eukaryotic cells. Recently, mutations have been mapped to one of the subunits of the exosome, EXOSC3 (yeast Rrp40p), which result in pontocerebellar hypoplasia with motor neuron degeneration in human patients. However the molecular impact of these mutations in the pathology of these diseases is not well understood. To investigate the molecular consequences of mutations in EXOSC3 that lead to neurological diseases, we analyzed the effect of three of the mutations which affect conserved residues of EXOSC3/Rrp40p (G31A, G191C and W238R; G8A, G148C and W195R, respectively in human and yeast) in S...
January 4, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049649/hereditary-lysozyme-amyloidosis-variant-p-leu102ser-associates-with-unique-phenotype
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Samih H Nasr, Surendra Dasari, John R Mills, Jason D Theis, Michael T Zimmermann, Rafael Fonseca, Julie A Vrana, Steven J Lester, Brooke M McLaughlin, Robert Gillespie, W Edward Highsmith, John J Lee, Angela Dispenzieri, Paul J Kurtin
Lysozyme amyloidosis (ALys) is a rare form of hereditary amyloidosis that typically manifests with renal impairment, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, and sicca syndrome, whereas cardiac involvement is exceedingly rare and neuropathy has not been reported. Here, we describe a 40-year-old man with renal impairment, cardiac and GI symptoms, and peripheral neuropathy. Renal biopsy specimen analysis revealed amyloidosis with extensive involvement of glomeruli, vessels, and medulla. Amyloid was also detected in the GI tract...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046085/differential-hdac1-and-2-recruitment-by-members-of-the-mier-family
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Roya Derwish, Gary D Paterno, Laura L Gillespie
The mier family consists of three related genes encoding ELM2-SANT containing proteins. MIER1 has been well characterized and is known to function in transcriptional repression through its ability to recruit HDAC1 and 2. Little is known about MIER2 or MIER3 function and no study characterizing these two proteins has been published. In this report, we investigate MIER2 and MIER3 localization and function. Confocal analysis revealed that, while MIER2 and MIER3 are mainly nuclear proteins, a substantial proportion (32%) of MIER2 is localized in the cytoplasm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043773/pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Conor E Steuer, Madhusmita Behera, Yuan Liu, Chao Fu, Theresa W Gillespie, Nabil F Saba, Dong M Shin, Rathi N Pillai, Suchita Pakkala, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Fadlo R Khuri, Suresh S Ramalingam
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is a grouping of 5 rare non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) subtypes. We studied the clinical characteristics and outcomes of PSC utilizing the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), an oncology outcomes database. METHODS: The NCDB lung cancer database was queried from 1998 to 2011 for PSC using ICD-O-3 codes. Data were extracted for patient demographics, tumor pathology, treatment, and outcomes. Overall survival (OS) data were available for patients diagnosed from 1998 to 2006 and comorbidity data from 2003 to 2011...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035238/manipulating-virulence-factor-availability-can-have-complex-consequences-for-infections
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Michael Weigert, Adin Ross-Gillespie, Anne Leinweber, Gabriella Pessi, Sam P Brown, Rolf Kümmerli
Given the rise of bacterial resistance against antibiotics, we urgently need alternative strategies to fight infections. Some propose we should disarm rather than kill bacteria, through targeted disruption of their virulence factors. It is assumed that this approach (i) induces weak selection for resistance because it should only minimally impact bacterial fitness, and (ii) is specific, only interfering with the virulence factor in question. Given that pathogenicity emerges from complex interactions between pathogens, hosts and their environment, such assumptions may be unrealistic...
January 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033445/an-unusual-retinal-phenotype-associated-with-a-mutation-in-sterol-carrier-protein-scp2
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Jiten Morarji, Rachel Gillespie, Panagiotis I Sergouniotis, Rita Horvath, Graeme C M Black
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033187/review-of-professionalism-training-for-surgical-residents-documenting-the-advantages-of-a-professionalism-curriculum-by-hochberg-ms-berman-rs-kalet-al-zabar-s-gillespie-c-pachter-hl-in-ann-surg-264-501-507-2016
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