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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899994/heterodimeric-capping-protein-is-required-for-stereocilia-length-and-width-regulation
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Matthew R Avenarius, Jocelyn F Krey, Rachel A Dumont, Clive P Morgan, Connor B Benson, Sarath Vijayakumar, Christopher L Cunningham, Deborah I Scheffer, David P Corey, Ulrich Müller, Sherri M Jones, Peter G Barr-Gillespie
Control of the dimensions of actin-rich processes like filopodia, lamellipodia, microvilli, and stereocilia requires the coordinated activity of many proteins. Each of these actin structures relies on heterodimeric capping protein (CAPZ), which blocks actin polymerization at barbed ends. Because dimension control of the inner ear's stereocilia is particularly precise, we studied the CAPZB subunit in hair cells. CAPZB, present at ∼100 copies per stereocilium, concentrated at stereocilia tips as hair cell development progressed, similar to the CAPZB-interacting protein TWF2...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894810/sialendoscopy-for-non-stone-disorders-the-current-evidence
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Evren Erkul, M Boyd Gillespie
OBJECTIVE: Review the current literature on the use of sialendoscopy in the treatment of non-stone disorders of the major salivary glands. DATA SOURCES: Eligible articles that reported on the use of sialendoscopy in the treatment of non-stone disorders were identified using MEDLINE, Embase, and Google Scholar through May 2016. The search used key words sialendoscopy, salivary endoscopy, salivary scope, salivary duct stenosis, salivary duct stricture, Sjogren's disease, radioiodine sialadenitis, salivary duct obstruction, sialadenitis, chronic sialadenitis, juvenile recurrent parotitis, parotitis, and radiation sialadenitis...
October 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893729/expansion-of-inpatient-clinical-pharmacy-services-through-reallocation-of-pharmacists
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Amanda J Sowell, Emily C Pherson, Virna I Almuete, Jennifer V Gillespie, Vi Gilmore, Megan Jensen, Ravi Nehra, Kimberly M Durand, Todd W Nesbit, Meghan D Swarthout, Leigh E Efird
PURPOSE: The redesign of an inpatient pharmacy practice model through reallocation of pharmacy resources in order to expand clinical services is described. METHODS: A pharmacy practice model change was implemented at a nonprofit academic medical center to meet the increasing demand for direct patient care services. In order to accomplish this change, the following steps were completed: reevaluation of daily tasks and responsibilities, reallocation of remaining tasks to the most appropriate pharmacy staff member, determination of the ideal number of positions needed to complete each task, and reorganization of the model into a collection of teams...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891424/clinical-practice-guideline-evaluation-of-the-neck-mass-in-adults-executive-summary
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Melissa A Pynnonen, M Boyd Gillespie, Benjamin Roman, Richard M Rosenfeld, David E Tunkel, Laura Bontempo, Itzhak Brook, Davoren Ann Chick, Maria Colandrea, Sandra A Finestone, Jason C Fowler, Christopher C Griffith, Zeb Henson, Corinna Levine, Vikas Mehta, Andrew Salama, Joseph Scharpf, Deborah R Shatzkes, Wendy B Stern, Jay S Youngerman, Maureen D Corrigan
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has published a supplement to this issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery featuring the "Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults." To assist in implementing the guideline recommendations, this article summarizes the rationale, purpose, and key action statements. The 12 recommendations developed emphasize reducing delays in diagnosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; promoting appropriate testing, including imaging, pathologic evaluation, and empiric medical therapies; reducing inappropriate testing; and promoting appropriate physical examination when cancer is suspected...
September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891406/clinical-practice-guideline-evaluation-of-the-neck-mass-in-adults
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Melissa A Pynnonen, M Boyd Gillespie, Benjamin Roman, Richard M Rosenfeld, David E Tunkel, Laura Bontempo, Itzhak Brook, Davoren Ann Chick, Maria Colandrea, Sandra A Finestone, Jason C Fowler, Christopher C Griffith, Zeb Henson, Corinna Levine, Vikas Mehta, Andrew Salama, Joseph Scharpf, Deborah R Shatzkes, Wendy B Stern, Jay S Youngerman, Maureen D Corrigan
Objective Neck masses are common in adults, but often the underlying etiology is not easily identifiable. While infections cause most of the neck masses in children, most persistent neck masses in adults are neoplasms. Malignant neoplasms far exceed any other etiology of adult neck mass. Importantly, an asymptomatic neck mass may be the initial or only clinically apparent manifestation of head and neck cancer, such as squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), lymphoma, thyroid, or salivary gland cancer. Evidence suggests that a neck mass in the adult patient should be considered malignant until proven otherwise...
September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891391/characteristics-of-female-solo-and-female-co-offenders-and-male-solo-sexual-offenders-against-children
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Rebecca Williams, Steven M Gillespie, Ian A Elliott, Hilary J Eldridge
Studies have highlighted differences in the victim choice, offender, and offense characteristics of female and male sexual offenders. However, little is known about how solo and co-offending females differ from solo male sexual offenders. We compared the characteristics of 20 solo and 20 co-offending females (co-offended with a male and/or female accomplice), and 40 male sexual offenders against children. We found that solo female offenders showed the most evidence of personal problems, including depression and sexual dissatisfaction...
September 1, 2017: Sexual Abuse: a Journal of Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891172/urolithiasis-is-prevalent-and-associated-with-reduced-bone-mineral-density-in-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-major
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Phillip Wong, Frances Milat, Peter J Fuller, Peter G Kerr, James C G Doery, Danielle H Oh, Dana Jackson, Matthew T Gillespie, Donald K Bowden, Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Ken K Lau
Asymptomatic urolithiasis is common and of mixed composition in patients with β-thalassaemia major. Twenty-seven subjects were imaged using dual-energy computer tomography to determine the presence and composition of urolithiasis. The prevalence of urolithiasis was 59% and affected patients generally had multiple stones, often with more than one component: struvite (33%), calcium oxalate (31%) and cystine (22%). Hypercalciuria was present in 78% of subjects and calcium-containing urolithiasis was associated with reduced femoral neck Z scores...
September 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890257/effects-of-pdgf-bb-delivery-from-heparinized-collagen-sutures-on-the-healing-of-lacerated-chicken-flexor-tendon-in-vivo
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Mousa Younesi, Derrick M Knapik, Jameson Cumsky, Baris Ozgur Donmez, Ping He, Anowarul Islam, Greg Learn, Philip McClellan, Michael Bohl, Robert J Gillespie, Ozan Akkus
Flexor tendon lacerations are traditionally repaired by using non-absorbable monofilament sutures. Recent investigations have explored to improve the healing process by growth factor delivery from the sutures. However, it is difficult to conjugate growth factors to nylon or other synthetic sutures. This study explores the performance of a novel electrochemically aligned collagen suture in a flexor tendon repair model with and without platelet derived growth factor following complete tendon laceration in vivo...
September 7, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888156/exploring-the-oxygen-supply-and-demand-framework-as-a-learning-tool-in-undergraduate-nursing-education
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Mary Gillespie, Eileen Shackell
In nursing education, physiological concepts are typically presented within a body 'systems' framework yet learners are often challenged to apply this knowledge in the holistic and functional manner needed for effective clinical decision-making and safe patient care. A nursing faculty addressed this learning challenge by developing an advanced organizer as a conceptual and integrative learning tool to support learners in diverse learning environments and practice settings. A mixed methods research study was conducted that explored the effectiveness of the Oxygen Supply and Demand Framework as a learning tool in undergraduate nursing education...
September 6, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885494/prevalence-and-predictors-of-patient-reported-long-term-mental-and-physical-health-after-donation-in-the-adult-to-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation-cohort-study-a2all
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Mary Amanda Dew, Zeeshan Butt, Qian Liu, Mary Ann Simpson, Jarcy Zee, Daniela P Ladner, Susan Holtzman, Abigail R Smith, Elizabeth A Pomfret, Robert M Merion, Brenda W Gillespie, Averell H Sherker, Robert A Fisher, Kim M Olthoff, James R Burton, Norah A Terrault, Alyson N Fox, Andrea F DiMartini
BACKGROUND: Prospective and longitudinal studies have examined liver donors' medical outcomes beyond the first 1-2 years postdonation. There is no analogous longitudinal evidence on long-term psychosocial outcomes, including patient-reported clinically significant mental health problems and perceptions of physical well-being. We examined prevalence, descriptive characteristics, and predictors of diagnosable mental health conditions and self-reported physical health problems, including fatigue and pain, in the long-term years after liver donation...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882284/harmony-feasibility-trial-acute-and-short-term-outcomes-with-a-self-expanding-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve
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Lisa Bergersen, Lee N Benson, Matthew J Gillespie, Sharon L Cheatham, Andrew M Crean, Kan N Hor, Eric M Horlick, Te-Hsin Lung, Brian T McHenry, Mark D Osten, Andrew J Powell, John P Cheatham
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to obtain in vivo data to confirm assumptions on device loading conditions and assess procedural feasibility, safety, and valve performance. BACKGROUND: The Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was designed for patients with severe pulmonary regurgitation who require pulmonary valve replacement. METHODS: Three sites participated in this first Food and Drug Administration-approved early feasibility study using an innovative device design to accommodate the complex anatomy of the right ventricular outflow tract...
September 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880858/vital-signs-recent-trends-in-stroke-death-rates-united-states-2000-2015
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Quanhe Yang, Xin Tong, Linda Schieb, Adam Vaughan, Cathleen Gillespie, Jennifer L Wiltz, Sallyann Coleman King, Erika Odom, Robert Merritt, Yuling Hong, Mary G George
INTRODUCTION: The prominent decline in U.S. stroke death rates observed for more than 4 decades has slowed in recent years. CDC examined trends and patterns in recent stroke death rates among U.S. adults aged ≥35 years by age, sex, race/ethnicity, state, and census region. METHODS: Trends in the rates of stroke as the underlying cause of death during 2000-2015 were analyzed using data from the National Vital Statistics System. Joinpoint software was used to identify trends in stroke death rates, and the excess number of stroke deaths resulting from unfavorable changes in trends was estimated...
September 8, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878936/primary-care-physicians-utilization-of-type-2-diabetes-screening-guidelines-and-referrals-to-behavioral-interventions-a-survey-linked-retrospective-study
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Sandhya Mehta, Michelle Mocarski, Tami Wisniewski, Karin Gillespie, K M Venkat Narayan, Kathleen Lang
OBJECTIVE: To assess primary care physicians' (PCPs) knowledge of type 2 diabetes screening guidelines (American Diabetes Association (ADA) and 2008 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)), the alignment between their self-reported adherence and actual practice, and how often PCPs recommended diabetes prevention and self-management education programs (DPP/DSME). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: An online survey of PCPs to understand knowledge and adherence toward use of USPSTF/ADA guidelines and recommendation of DPP/DSME...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870797/detailed-characterisation-of-stc-1-cells-and-the-pgip-neo-sub-clone-suggests-the-incretin-hormones-are-translationally-regulated
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Anna L Gillespie, Xiaobei Pan, Anna Marco-Ramell, Caroline Meharg, Brian D Green
STC-1 is a heterogeneous plurihormonal cell line producing several prominent gut peptide hormones. pGIP/Neo is a genetically selected sub-clone of STC-1 with augmented levels of glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP). Morphometric parameters, hormone concentrations, mRNA transcripts, hormone immunocytochemistry and nutrient utilisation/production of these two cell lines were compared. Proglucagon-derived peptides (Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and - 2(GLP-2)) were lower in sub-clone cells than progenitor cells...
September 8, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857740/a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-of-community-led-antipsychotic-drug-reduction-for-adults-with-learning-disabilities
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Rachel McNamara, Elizabeth Randell, David Gillespie, Fiona Wood, David Felce, Renee Romeo, Lianna Angel, Aude Espinasse, Kerry Hood, Amy Davies, Andrea Meek, Katy Addison, Glyn Jones, Paul Deslandes, David Allen, Martin Knapp, Ajay Thapar, Michael Kerr
BACKGROUND: Data suggest that approximately 50,000 adults with learning disabilities (LDs) in England and Wales are currently prescribed antipsychotic medication. Illness in this population is common, including significant rates of challenging behaviour and mental illness, but there is particular concern over the use of antipsychotics prescribed for reasons other than the treatment of psychosis. Control of challenging behaviour is the primary reason why such medications are prescribed despite the absence of good evidence for any therapeutic effect for this purpose...
August 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855370/effects-of-early-life-competition-and-maternal-nutrition-on-telomere-lengths-in-wild-meerkats
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Dominic L Cram, Pat Monaghan, Robert Gillespie, Tim Clutton-Brock
Early-life adversity can affect health, survival and fitness later in life, and recent evidence suggests that telomere attrition may link early conditions with their delayed consequences. Here, we investigate the link between early-life competition and telomere length in wild meerkats. Our results show that, when multiple females breed concurrently, increases in the number of pups in the group are associated with shorter telomeres in pups. Given that pups from different litters compete for access to milk, we tested whether this effect is due to nutritional constraints on maternal milk production, by experimentally supplementing females' diets during gestation and lactation...
August 30, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854137/the-development-of-standard-operating-procedures-for-social-mobilization-and-community-engagement-in-sierra-leone-during-the-west-africa-ebola-outbreak-of-2014-2015
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Danielle Pedi, Amaya Gillespie, Jamie Bedson, Mohamed F Jalloh, Mohammad B Jalloh, Alusine Kamara, Kathryn Bertram, Katharine Owen, Mohamed A Jalloh, Lansana Conte
This article describes the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for social mobilization and community engagement (SM/CE) in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015. It aims to (a) explain the rationale for a standardized approach, (b) describe the methodology used to develop the resulting SOPs, and (c) discuss the implications of the SOPs for future outbreak responses. Mixed methodologies were applied, including analysis of data on Ebola-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices; consultation through a national forum; and a series of workshops with more than 250 participants active in SM/CE in seven districts with recent confirmed cases...
2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852109/label-free-optical-vibrational-spectroscopy-to-detect-the-metabolic-state-of-m-tuberculosis-cells-at-the-site-of-disease
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Vincent O Baron, Mingzhou Chen, Simon O Clark, Ann Williams, Robert J H Hammond, Kishan Dholakia, Stephen H Gillespie
Tuberculosis relapse is a barrier to shorter treatment. It is thought that lipid rich cells, phenotypically resistant to antibiotics, may play a major role. Most studies investigating relapse use sputum samples although tissue bacteria may play an important role. We developed a non-destructive, label-free technique combining wavelength modulated Raman (WMR) spectroscopy and fluorescence detection (Nile Red staining) to interrogate Mycobacterium tuberculosis cell state. This approach could differentiate single "dormant" (lipid rich, LR) and "non-dormant" (lipid poor, LP) cells with high sensitivity and specificity...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851806/the-deubiquitinase-usp10-regulates-integrin-beta1-and-beta5-and-fibrotic-wound-healing
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Stephanie R Gillespie, Liana J Tedesco, Lingyan Wang, Audrey M Bernstein
Scarring and fibrotic disease result from the persistence of myofibroblasts characterized by high surface expression of αv integrins and subsequent activation of TGFβ, however the mechanism controlling their surface abundance is unknown. Genetic screening revealed that human primary stromal corneal myofibroblasts overexpress a subset of deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), which remove ubiquitin from proteins, preventing degradation. Silencing of the DUB USP10 induces a buildup of ubiquitin on integrins β1 and β5 in cell lysates whereas recombinant USP10 removes ubiquitin from these integrin subunits...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851719/surgical-and-catheter-based-reinterventions-are-common-in-long-term-survivors-of-the-fontan-operation
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Tacy E Downing, Kiona Y Allen, David J Goldberg, Lindsay S Rogers, Chitra Ravishankar, Jack Rychik, Stephanie Fuller, Lisa M Montenegro, James M Steven, Matthew J Gillespie, Jonathan J Rome, Thomas L Spray, Susan C Nicolson, J William Gaynor, Andrew C Glatz
BACKGROUND: There are limited follow-up studies examining surgical and catheter-based reinterventions in long-term survivors of the Fontan operation. METHODS AND RESULTS: All 773 patients who underwent Fontan at our institution between 1992 and 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. Current information regarding post-Fontan intervention was available for 70%. By 20 years after Fontan, 65% of patients had experienced either surgical or transcatheter intervention. The median time to first reintervention was 9...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
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