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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110311/carotid-intima-media-thickness-score-positive-coronary-artery%C3%A2-calcium-score-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Joseph F Polak, Moyses Szklo, Daniel H O'Leary
BACKGROUND: Common carotid artery and internal carotid artery intima-media thicknesses (IMT) are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and increase with age. Using age, sex, and race/ethnicity IMT percentiles may improve CHD prediction when added to Framingham risk factors and coronary artery calcium score. We study these possibilities in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a multi-ethnic cohort of whites, Chinese, blacks, and Hispanics. METHODS AND RESULTS: IMT data were acquired in the age range 45 to 84 years...
January 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110296/three-six-or-twelve-months-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-des-implantation-in-patients-with-or-without-acute-coronary-syndromes-an-individual-patient-data-pairwise-and-network-meta-analysis-of-six-randomized-trials-and-11%C3%A2-473-patients
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Tullio Palmerini, Diego Della Riva, Umberto Benedetto, Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Fausto Feres, Alexandre Abizaid, Martine Gilard, Marie-Claude Morice, Marco Valgimigli, Myeong-Ki Hong, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Yangsoo Jang, Hyo-Soo Kim, Kyung Woo Park, Antonio Colombo, Alaide Chieffo, Diego Sangiorgi, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Philippe Généreux, Gianni D Angelini, Maria Pufulete, Jonathon White, Deepak L Bhatt, Gregg W Stone
AIM: We sought to determine whether the optimal dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) duration after drug-eluting stent (DES) placement varies according to clinical presentation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed an individual patient data pairwise and network meta-analysis comparing short-term (≤6-months) versus long-term (1-year) DAPT as well as 3-month vs. 6-month vs 1-year DAPT. The primary study outcome was the 1-year composite risk of myocardial infarction (MI) or definite/probable stent thrombosis (ST)...
January 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110288/screening-for-seemingly-healthy-newborns-with-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-by-quantitative-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-using-newborn-urine-an-observational-study
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Akira Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Oh-Ishi, Takashi Arai, Hideaki Sakata, Nodoka Adachi, Satoshi Asanuma, Eiji Oguma, Hirofumi Kimoto, Jiro Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Fujita, Tadashi Uesato, Jutaro Fujita, Ken Shirato, Hideki Ohno, Takako Kizaki
OBJECTIVE: Approximately 8-10% of newborns with asymptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection develop sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). However, the relationship between CMV load, SNHL and central nervous system (CNS) damage in cCMV infection remains unclear. This study aimed to examine the relationship between urinary CMV load, SNHL and CNS damage in newborns with cCMV infection. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 23 368 newborns from two maternity hospitals in Saitama Prefecture, Japan...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110134/concentrations-of-fluoride-in-water-and-plasma-for-us-children-and-adolescents-data-from-nhanes-2013-2014
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Ram B Jain
For the first time, for 2013-2014, as part of ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, data for fluoride concentrations in water and plasma for U.S. children and adolescents were released in the public domain. This study was undertaken to investigate how fluoride concentrations vary in water and plasma with age, gender, race/ethnicity, housing ownership, use of prescription fluoride drops and/or tablets, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and recent use of tobacco products (among adolescents)...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110098/clinical-manifestations-of-helicobacter-pylori-negative-gastritis
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Seiji Shiota, Aaron P Thrift, Linda Green, Rajesh Shah, Gordana Verstovsek, Massimo Rugge, David Y Graham, Hashem B El-Serag
OBJECTIVES: There are data to suggest the existence of non-H. pylori gastritis. However, the risk factors and clinical course for H. pylori-negative gastritis remain unclear. We aimed to examine the prevalence and determinants of H. pylori-negative gastritis in a large multiethnic clinical population. METHOD: We conducted a cross-sectional study among patents scheduled for an elective esophagastroduodenoscopy or attending selected primary care clinics and eligible for screening colonoscopy at a single VA medical center...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110090/spatiotemporal-reconstruction-of-auditory-steady-state-responses-to-acoustic-amplitude-modulations-potential-sources-beyond-the-auditory-pathway
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Ehsan Darestani Farahani, Tine Goossens, Jan Wouters, Astrid van Wieringen
Investigating the neural generators of auditory steady-state responses (ASSRs), i.e., auditory evoked brain responses, with a wide range of screening and diagnostic applications, has been the focus of various studies for many years. Most of these studies employed a priori assumptions regarding the number and location of neural generators. The aim of this study is to reconstruct ASSR sources with minimal assumptions in order to gain in-depth insight into the number and location of brain regions that are activated in response to low- as well as high-frequency acoustically amplitude modulated signals...
January 18, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109978/structural-brain-alteration-in-survivors-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-chemotherapy-treatment-a-voxel-based-morphometry-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Liwei Zou, Lianzi Su, Jiajia Xu, Li Xiang, Longsheng Wang, Zhimin Zhai, Suisheng Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To assess structural brain changes in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with chemotherapy treatment by combining voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS). METHODS: 28 ALL patients (mean age: 40.71±8.58 years, years since diagnosis: 7-38) and 20 age-matched control subjects (mean age: 42.95±6.39 years) selected in this study with 3D T1 and diffusion tensor imaging acquired on a 3.0T Siemens MRI scanner. The ALL group had a history of chemotherapy treatment and off-therapy at least for 3 years was enrolled...
January 18, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109974/incidences-and-outcomes-of-therapy-related-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-the-era-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-surveillance-of-the-cml-cooperative-study-group
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Noriyoshi Iriyama, Michihide Tokuhira, Tomoiku Takaku, Eriko Sato, Maho Ishikawa, Tomonori Nakazato, Kei-Ji Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Fujita, Isao Fujioka, Yoshihiro Hatta, Masahiro Kizaki, Norio Komatsu, Norio Asou, Tatsuya Kawaguchi
This study was performed to investigate the features and outcome of patients with therapy-related chronic myeloid leukemia (TR-CML) who were treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The analysis included 308 patients with CML in the chronic phase who were extracted from the CML Cooperative Study Group database. Of these patients, 11 (3.6%) were identified as having TR-CML. No differences in age, sex, white blood cell count, hemoglobin level, platelet count, or European Treatment and Outcome Study risk were observed between patients with TR-CML vs...
January 5, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109888/improving-structural-brain-images-acquired-with-the-3d-flash-sequence
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Jinghua Wang, Lili He, Hairong Zheng, Zhong-Lin Lu
The three-dimension Fast Low Angle SHot Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3D FLASH) sequence has been widely adopted in medical diagnostic imaging because of its availability, simplicity, and high spatial resolution. To improve the quality of structural brain images acquired with the 3D FLASH sequence, we developed a parameter optimization scheme and image inhomogeneity correction methods. The optimal imaging parameters were determined by maximizing gray-matter and white-matter CNR efficiency. Compared to protocols based on published parameters, applying the proposed optimal imaging parameters increased CNR efficiency by >10%...
January 18, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109828/downregulation-of-pdz-domain-containing-1-pdzk1-is-a-poor-prognostic-marker-for-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Nicole M A White-Al Habeeb
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January 12, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109798/adverse-events-associated-with-surgical-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-outpatient-circumcisions-at-us-children-s-hospitals
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Katherine H Chan, Benjamin M Whittam, Elizabeth A S Moser, Mark P Cain, William E Bennett
INTRODUCTION: Doctors often use surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) despite limited evidence to support its efficacy. We sought to determine the association between SAP in children undergoing circumcision and the rate of perioperative adverse events. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of males >30 days old and <18 years old who underwent circumcision from 2004 to 2014 using the Pediatric Health Information System database. We excluded inpatients and those with any concomitant procedures...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109736/social-disparities-in-the-relationship-between-depression-and-unintended-pregnancy-during-adolescence-and-young-adulthood
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Kelli Stidham Hall, Jennifer L Richards, Kathleen Mullan Harris
PURPOSE: We investigated the influence of depression on subsequent risk of unintended pregnancy and social disparities within this relationship, during adolescence and young adulthood. METHODS: Drawing upon 15-year, nationally representative data from 8,810 young U.S. women in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, we estimated associations between depression and time to first pregnancies reported as unintended, overall and stratified by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age with Cox proportional hazard models...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109673/the-impact-of-changes-in-distress-tolerance-on-ptsd-symptom-severity-post-treatment-among-veterans-in-residential-trauma-treatment
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Anne N Banducci, Kevin M Connolly, Anka A Vujanovic, Jennifer Alvarez, Marcel O Bonn-Miller
Given that rates of PTSD, particularly among military populations, are increasing, it is critical to gain a better understanding of factors associated with treatment response. Low distress tolerance (DT), conceptualized as the perceived or actual inability to tolerate negative emotional states, may impacts veterans' responses to PTSD treatment. Low DT has been associated with more severe PTSD symptoms in clinical and non-clinical samples; however, its impact on PTSD symptomatology across treatment has yet to be assessed...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109651/late-onset-krabbe-disease-due-to-the-new-galc-p-ala543pro-mutation-with-intriguingly-high-residual-galc-activity-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Inge Krägeloh-Mann, Klaus Harzer, Kevin Rostásy, Stefanie Beck-Wödl, Antje Bornemann, Judith Böhringer, Andrea Bevot, Verena Beck, Gisela Merkel, Maria Pechan
BACKGROUND: Krabbe disease (KD) is an inherited leukodystrophy due to a defect in the GALC gene which encodes the lysosomal galactosylceramide β-galactosidase (GALC). About two thirds of patients show the early onset form of KD dominated by cerebral demyelination leading to death in early infancy. Late onset forms include a spectrum of late infantile, juvenile and adult clinical courses. The deficiency of GALC leads to a galactosylceramide lipidosis in which lysosomal storage phenomena are seen almost only at the ultrastructural level...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109601/effects-of-rumen-protected-capsicum-oleoresin-on-immune-responses-in-dairy-cows-intravenously-challenged-with-lipopolysaccharide
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J Oh, M Harper, F Giallongo, D M Bravo, E H Wall, A N Hristov
The objective of this experiment was to investigate the effects of rumen-protected Capsicum oleoresin (RPC) on productivity and immune responses including feed intake, milk yield and composition, white and red blood cells, lipid peroxidation, and blood concentration of cortisol, haptoglobin, glucose, and insulin in lactating dairy cows experimentally challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The experiment was a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design with 9 multiparous Holstein cows in three 28-d periods. Treatments were 0 (control), 100, and 200 mg of RPC/cow per day, mixed with small portions of the total mixed ration and top-dressed...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109595/pulsed-light-and-antimicrobial-combination-treatments-for-surface-decontamination-of-cheese-favorable-and-antagonistic-effects
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J Proulx, G Sullivan, L F Marostegan, S VanWees, L C Hsu, C I Moraru
Postprocessing cross-contamination of cheese can lead to both food safety issues and significant losses due to spoilage. Pulsed light (PL) treatment, consisting of short, high-energy, broad-spectrum light pulses, has been proven effective in reducing the microbial load on cheese surface. As PL treatment effectiveness is limited by light-cheese interactions, the possibility to improve its effectiveness by combining it with the antimicrobial nisin was explored. The effect of natamycin, which is added to cheeses as an antifungal agent, on PL effectiveness was also investigated...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109537/clinical-factors-associated-with-cerebral-metabolism-in-term-neonates-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Anna Lonyai Harbison, Jodie K Votava-Smith, Sylvia Del Castillo, S Ram Kumar, Vince Lee, Vincent Schmithorst, Hollie A Lai, Sharon O'Neil, Stefan Bluml, Lisa Paquette, Ashok Panigrahy
OBJECTIVE: To determine associations between patient and clinical factors with postnatal brain metabolism in term neonates with congenital heart disease (CHD) via the use of quantitative magnetic resonance spectroscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Neonates with CHD were enrolled prospectively to undergo pre- and postoperative 3T brain magnetic resonance imaging. Short-echo single-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy of parietal white matter was used to quantify metabolites related to brain maturation (n-acetyl aspartate, choline, myo- inositol), neurotransmitters (glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid), energy metabolism (glutamine, citrate, glucose, and phosphocreatine), and injury/apoptosis (lactate and lipids)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109459/intensity-of-binge-drinking-a-decade-after-the-september-11th-terror-attacks-among-exposed-individuals
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Alice E Welch, Kimberly Caramanica Zweig, Jonathan M McAteer, Robert M Brackbill
INTRODUCTION: The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center resulted in elevated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use among exposed individuals. The relationship among traumatic exposure, PTSD, and excessive drinking is well documented; however, little is known about these relationships in the long term. This study examines factors increasing binge drinking risk among exposed individuals a decade post-9/11. METHODS: In 2015-2016, data were analyzed from 28,592 World Trade Center Health Registry enrollees aged ≥18 years who completed the Wave 3 (2011-2012) survey...
February 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109208/psychromonas-aquatilis-sp-nov-isolated-from-water-samples-obtained-in-the-chilean-antarctica
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Peter Kämpfer, Rute Irgang, Mathías Poblete-Morales, Stefanie P Glaeser, Marcelo Cortez-San Martín, Ruben Avendaño-Herrera
One slightly beige-white pigmented, Gram-staining negative, rod-shaped bacterium, strain M1A1T, was isolated from seawater samples obtained in Fildes Bay, Antarctica (62º12´S, 58º57´W). Phylogenetic analysis based on nearly full-length 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that the isolate shared 98.4 % 16S rRNA gene sequence identity to the type strain of the species Psychromonas arctica, but less than 97 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities to all other Psychromonas species. DNA-DNA hybridisation (DDH) with Psychromonas arctica DSM 14288T showed low values (21 %, reciprocal 27 %)...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109204/aquaspirillum-soli-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-soil-sample-in-the-people-s-republic-of-china
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Gabriela Moya, Huan Trinh, Zheng-Fei Yan, KyungHwa Won, Jung-Eun Yang, Qi-Jun Wang, MooChang Kook, Tae-Hoo Yi
A Gram-stain-negative, smooth, opaque, white pigmented, helical-shaped and motile bacterium by means of bipolar tufts of flagella, catalase- and oxidase-positive, grew under microaerophilic conditions, was isolated from soil sample of a reed pond in Shangqiu, Henan province, P. R. China. The strain named THG-SQE6T grows well at 25-42 oC, pH 6.5-7.5 and in the presence of 0-1 % (w/v) NaCl. The phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that the strain THG-SQE6T was most closely related to Aquaspirillum serpens IAM 13944T (97...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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