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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944398/characteristics-of-international-staff-victims-of-psychiatric-patient-assaults-review-of-published-findings-2013-2017
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Raymond B Flannery, Grace Wyshak, Georgina J Flannery
Psychiatric patient assaults on staff are a worldwide occupational hazard for health care staff that results in human suffering and dollar cost expense. International research through 2012 documented the frequency of these assaults and a continuing high risk for nursing personnel. This present paper reviewed the international published literature on staff victims of patient assaults during the next five year period of 2013-2017. The findings indicate that assaults on staff remain a serious worldwide issue as it has been since the 1990s, even with new policy initiatives in place meant to reduce such violence...
September 25, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942902/monogenic-hashimoto-thyroiditis-associated-with-a-variant-in-the-thyroglobulin-tg-gene
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Mindy S Lo, Meghan Towne, Grace E VanNoy, Catherine A Brownstein, Andrew A Lane, Talal A Chatila, Pankaj B Agrawal
BACKGROUND: Risk of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is strongly heritable. Multiple genes confer increased risk for AITD, but a monogenic origin has not yet been described. We studied a family with apparent autosomal dominant, early onset Hashimoto thyroiditis. METHODS: The family was enrolled in an IRB-approved protocol. Whole exome sequencing was used to study the proband and an affected sibling. The identified variant was studied in other family members by Sanger sequencing...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942553/clinacanthus-nutans-mitigates-neuronal-apoptosis-and-ischemic-brain-damage-through-augmenting-the-c-ebp%C3%AE-driven-ppar-%C3%AE-transcription
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Jui-Sheng Wu, Mei-Han Kao, Hsin-Da Tsai, Wai-Mui Cheung, Jin-Jer Chen, Wei-Yi Ong, Grace Y Sun, Teng-Nan Lin
Clinacanthus nutans Lindau (C. nutans) is a traditional herbal medicine widely used in Asian countries for treating a number of remedies including snake and insect bites, skin rashes, viral infections, and cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms for its action and whether C. nutans can offer protection on stroke damage in brain remain largely unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated protective effects of C. nutans extract to ameliorate neuronal apoptotic death in the oxygen-glucose deprivation model and to reduce infarction and mitigate functional deficits in the middle cerebral artery occlusion model, either administered before or after hypoxic/ischemic insult...
September 23, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942405/congenital-melanocytic-nevus-mimicking-a-turban-tumour-in-an-18-year-old-filipino-male
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Maria Elinor Grace Sison, Eileen Cubillan, Bernard U Tansipek
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are nevi that are present at birth or arise within the first few weeks of life. They are often found on the trunk, head and neck and extremities. We report herein an unusual presentation of a CMN as a cerebriform tumour presenting as secondary cutis verticis gyrata on the scalp of an 18-year-old Filipino male.
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942077/transcervical-extended-mediastinal-lymphadenectomy-experience-from-a-north-american-cancer-center
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Sai Yendamuri, Athar Battoo, Grace Dy, Hongbin Chen, Jorge Gomez, Anurag K Singh, Mark Hennon, Chukwumere E Nwogu, Elisabeth U Dexter, Miriam Huang, Anthony Picone, Todd L Demmy
BACKGROUND: Accurate staging of the mediastinum is a critical element of therapeutic decision making in non-small cell lung cancer. We sought to determine the utility of transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA) in staging non-small cell lung cancer for large central tumors and after induction therapy. METHODS: A retrospective record review was performed of all patients who underwent TEMLA at our institution from 2010 to 2015. Clinical stage as assessed by positron emission tomography integrated with computed tomography (PET-CT), stage as assessed by TEMLA, final pathologic stage, lymph node yield, and clinical characteristics of tumors were assessed along with TEMLA-related perioperative morbidity...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941963/effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-pain-perception-quality-of-life-and-depression-in-men-with-prostate-cancer
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Thiago Gagliano-Jucá, Thomas G Travison, Paul L Nguyen, Philip W Kantoff, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Adam S Kibel, Robert Manley, Kathleen Hally, Richelle Bearup, Yusnie M Beleva, Grace Huang, Robert R Edwards, Shehzad Basaria
CONTEXT: Previous animal and human research suggests that testosterone has anti-nociceptive properties. Castration in male rodents increases pain perception which is reversed by testosterone replacement. Pain perception also improves in hypogonadal men with testosterone therapy. However, it remains unclear whether androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with an increase in pain perception. METHODS: Thirty-seven men with PCa about to undergo ADT with leuprolide acetate (ADT group) were followed prospectively for 6 months to evaluate changes in clinical and experimental pain...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941525/pediatric-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome-diagnosis-classification-and-underlying-pathophysiology
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Claire A Sheldon, Grace L Paley, Shannon J Beres, Shana E McCormack, Grant T Liu
Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) is defined by the presence of elevated intracranial pressure in the setting of normal brain parenchyma and cerebrospinal fluid. PTCS can occur in the pediatric and adult populations and, if untreated, may lead to permanent visual loss. In this review, discussion will focus on PTCS in the pediatric population and will outline its distinct epidemiology and key elements of diagnosis, evaluation and management. Finally, although the precise mechanisms are unclear, the underlying pathophysiology will be considered...
May 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941322/stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-mediates-cardiac-allograft-tolerance-induced-by-human-endometrial-regenerative-cell-based-therapy
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Xu Lan, Grace Wang, Xiaoxi Xu, Shanzheng Lu, Xiang Li, Baoren Zhang, Ganggang Shi, Yiming Zhao, Caigan Du, Hao Wang
Endometrial regenerative cells (ERCs) are mesenchymal-like stromal cells, and their therapeutic potential has been tested in the prevention of renal ischemic reperfusion injury, acute liver injury, ulcerative colitis, and immunosuppression. However, their potential in the induction of transplant tolerance has not been investigated. The present study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy of ERCs in inducing cardiac allograft tolerance and the function of stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) in the ERC-mediated immunoregulation...
September 23, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941311/endocrinopathies-with-use-of-cancer-immunotherapies
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Natalie M Villa, Abtin Farahmand, Lin Du, Michael W Yeh, Stephanie Smooke-Praw, Antoni Ribas, Bartosz Chmielowski, Grace Cherry, Angela M Leung
BACKGROUND: Immunomodulatory therapies, including CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibitors, provide a directed attack against cancer cells by preventing T cell deactivation. However, these drugs also prevent the down-regulation of auto-reactive T cells, resulting in immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). Reports show a varied incidence of endocrine IRAEs, ranging from 0-63%. OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and clinical characteristics of endocrine IRAEs in patients taking cancer immunomodulatory therapies...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940779/knee-alignment-is-quantitatively-related-to-periarticular-bone-morphometry-and-density-especially-in-those-with-osteoarthritis
#10
Grace H Lo, Mehveen Merchant, Jeffrey B Driban, Jeffrey Duryea, Lori Lyn Price, Charles B Eaton, Timothy E McAlindon
OBJECTIVE: Static alignment influences knee loading and predicts osteoarthritis (OA) progression. Periarticular bone is important in dispersing forces across the knee. And there is substantial evidence for molecular crosstalk between cartilage and subchondral bone. Our objective was to evaluate the relationship of periarticular trabecular morphology and bone mineral density (BMD) with knee alignment. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) Bone Ancillary Study participants...
September 21, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940508/evaluating-renewable-groundwater-stress-with-grace-data-in-greece
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Alexandra Gemitzi, Venkat Lakshmi
Groundwater is a resilient water source and its importance is even greater in periods of drought. Areas such as the Mediterranean where adverse climate change effects are expected are bell-weather locations for groundwater depletion and are of considerable interest. The present study evaluates renewable groundwater stress (RGS) as the ratio of groundwater use to groundwater availability, quantifying use as the trend in gravity recovery and climate experiment-derived (GRACE) subsurface anomalies (ΔGWtrend ) and renewable groundwater availability as mean annual recharge...
September 22, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940495/understanding-the-potential-for-patient-engagement-in-electronic-consultation-and-referral-systems-lessons-from-one-safety-net-system
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Jacqueline Nwando Olayiwola, Margae Knox, Kate Dubé, Emily Chen-Yuan Lu, Tem Woldeyesus, Iguehi E James, Rachel Willard-Grace, Delphine Tuot
OBJECTIVE: To understand patient, primary care clinician (PCC), and subspecialist perspectives on potential, unexplored roles for patients in electronic consultation and referral (eCR) systems. DATA SOURCES: Primary focus group and survey data collected April-November 2015. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) is part of an integrated public health delivery system. Its mature eCR system was first implemented in 2005. STUDY DESIGN: This mixed-methods study synthesizes patient, subspecialist, and PCC perspectives through two patient focus groups in English, Spanish, and Cantonese (n = 6); subspecialist focus groups (n = 2); and an electronic survey of all PCCs (n = 222/634, 35 percent response)...
September 20, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938963/study-design-and-rationale-for-elpis-a-phase-i-iib-randomized-pilot-study-of-allogeneic-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-injection-in-patients-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Sunjay Kaushal, Brody Wehman, Nicholas Pietris, Casey Naughton, Soren M Bentzen, Grace Bigham, Rachana Mishra, Sudhish Sharma, Luca Vricella, Allen D Everett, Kristopher B Deatrick, Sihong Huang, Helina Mehta, William A Ravekes, Naru Hibino, Darcy L Difede, Aisha Khan, Joshua M Hare
Despite advances in surgical technique and postoperative care, long-term survival of children born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) remains limited, with cardiac transplantation as the only alternative for patients with failing single ventricle circulations. Maintenance of systemic right ventricular function is crucial for long-term survival, and interventions that improve ventricular function and avoid or defer transplantation in patients with HLHS are urgently needed. We hypothesize that the young myocardium of the HLHS patient is responsive to the biological cues delivered by bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to improve and preserve right ventricle function...
October 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938877/glibenclamide-and-metformin-versus-standard-care-in-gestational-diabetes-graces-a-feasibility-open-label-randomised-trial
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Rebecca M Reynolds, Fiona C Denison, Ed Juszczak, Jennifer L Bell, Jessica Penneycard, Mark W J Strachan, Robert S Lindsay, Claire I Alexander, Corinne D B Love, Sonia Whyte, Fiona Mackenzie, Ben Stenson, Jane E Norman
BACKGROUND: Metformin is widely used to treat gestational diabetes (GDM), but many women remain hyperglycaemic and require additional therapy. We aimed to determine recruitment rate and participant throughput in a randomised trial of glibenclamide compared with standard therapy insulin (added to maximum tolerated metformin) for treatment of GDM. METHODS: We conducted an open label feasibility study in 5 UK antenatal clinics among pregnant women 16 to 36 weeks' gestation with metformin-treated GDM...
September 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938404/the-transcriptome-of-estrogen-independent-mammary-growth-in-female-mice-reveals-that-not-all-mammary-glands-are-created-equally
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Grace E Berryhill, Danielle G Lemay, Josephine F Trott, Lucila Aimo, Adam L Lock, Russell C Hovey
Allometric growth of ducts in the mammary glands (MG) is widely-held to be estrogen (E)-dependent. We previously discovered that the dietary fatty acid trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) stimulates E-independent allometric growth and TEB formation in ovariectomized mice. Given the similar phenotype induced by E and CLA, we investigated the shared and/or divergent mechanisms underlying these changes. We confirmed MG growth induced by CLA is temporally distinct from that elicited by E, then used RNA-Sequencing to compare the transcriptome of the MG during similar proliferative and morphological states...
July 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938400/il-1%C3%AE-inhibits-connexin-43-and-disrupts-decidualization-of-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-through-erk1-2-and-p38-map-kinase
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Jie Yu, Sarah L Berga, Wei Zou, D Grace Yook, Joshua C Pan, Aurora Arroyo Andrade, Lijuan Zhao, Neil Sidell, Indrani C Bagchi, Milan K Bagchi, Robert N Taylor
Inflammation can interfere with endometrial receptivity. We examined how IL-1β affects expression of the uterine gap junction protein, Cx43, which is known to be critical for embryonic implantation. We used an in vitro model of human endometrial stromal cells (ESC), Western blotting and a combination of validated, selective kinase inhibitors to evaluate five canonical IL-1β signaling pathways. Cx43 and two other markers of ESC differentiation (prolactin and VEGF) were inhibited predominantly via IL-1β-activated ERK1/2 and p38 MAP kinase cascades...
September 11, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937582/design-of-the-exercise-mri-evaluation-of-hiv-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-longitudinal-determinants-exhalted-trial
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Mohamad Amer Alaiti, Aditya Goud, Gautam Ramani, Sashwatee Bagchi, Sadeer Al-Kindi, Steven Sawicki, Christopher Longenecker, Trevor Jenkins, David Pauza, Myung Park, Grace McComsey, Orlando Simonetti, Brian Hoit, Sanjay Rajagopalan
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a potentially serious cause of dyspnea and exercise limitation in patients with HIV infection. In this trial, we propose using exercise MRI in conjunction with cardiopulmonary testing to delineate PAH from other causes of cardiovascular dysfunction, identify individuals with exercise-induced PAH who are at high risk of developing resting PAH, and provide longitudinal estimates of progression of PAH and right ventricular function. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, HIV patients with dyspnea and exercise limitation in the absence of identifiable causes and those who meet the inclusion criteria will be enrolled based on resting pulmonary artery pressure (≤ or >40 mmHg) on a screening echocardiogram and exercise limitation on the Modified Medical Research Council dyspnea scale...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936215/omics-approaches-for-understanding-grapevine-berry-development-regulatory-networks-associated-with-endogenous-processes-and-environmental-responses
#18
REVIEW
Alejandra Serrano, Carmen Espinoza, Grace Armijo, Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau, Evelyn Poblete, Carlos Meyer-Regueiro, Anibal Arce, Francisca Parada, Claudia Santibáñez, Patricio Arce-Johnson
Grapevine fruit development is a dynamic process that can be divided into three stages: formation (I), lag (II), and ripening (III), in which physiological and biochemical changes occur, leading to cell differentiation and accumulation of different solutes. These stages can be positively or negatively affected by multiple environmental factors. During the last decade, efforts have been made to understand berry development from a global perspective. Special attention has been paid to transcriptional and metabolic networks associated with the control of grape berry development, and how external factors affect the ripening process...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934595/copd-alters-immune-cell-composition-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-efficacy-in-nsclc
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Nicholas M Mark, Julia Kargl, Stephanie E Busch, Grace H Y Yang, Heather E Metz, Huajia Zhang, Jesse J Hubbard, Sudhakar N J Pipavath, David K Madtes, A McGarry Houghton
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are interrelated diseases with substantial mortality; the pathogenesis of both involves aberrant immune functioning. OBJECTIVE: To profile the immune cell composition and function in patients with NSCLC and describe the effect of COPD on lung and tumor microenvironments. METHODS: We profiled resected lung and tumor tissue using flow cytometry and T-cell receptor sequencing in patients with and without COPD from a prospective cohort of patients undergoing resection of NSCLC...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934215/tracing-the-temporal-stability-of-autism-spectrum-diagnosis-and-severity-as-measured-by-the-autism-diagnostic-observation-schedule-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Łucja Bieleninik, Maj-Britt Posserud, Monika Geretsegger, Grace Thompson, Cochavit Elefant, Christian Gold
BACKGROUND: Exploring ways to improve the trajectory and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder is prevalent in research, but less is known about the natural prognosis of autism spectrum disorder and course of symptoms. The objective of this study was to examine the temporal stability of autism spectrum disorder and autism diagnosis, and the longitudinal trajectories of autism core symptom severity. We furthermore sought to identify possible predictors for change. METHODS: We searched PubMed, PsycInfo, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library up to October 2015 for prospective cohort studies addressing the autism spectrum disorder/autism diagnostic stability, and prospective studies of intervention effects...
2017: PloS One
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