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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785352/diversity-and-community-structure-of-marine-microbes-around-the-benham-rise-underwater-plateau-northeastern-philippines
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Andrian P Gajigan, Aletta T Yñiguez, Cesar L Villanoy, Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone, Gil S Jacinto, Cecilia Conaco
Microbes are central to the structuring and functioning of marine ecosystems. Given the remarkable diversity of the ocean microbiome, uncovering marine microbial taxa remains a fundamental challenge in microbial ecology. However, there has been little effort, thus far, to describe the diversity of marine microorganisms in the region of high marine biodiversity around the Philippines. Here, we present data on the taxonomic diversity of bacteria and archaea in Benham Rise, Philippines, Western Pacific Ocean, using 16S V4 rRNA gene sequencing...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777462/a-composite-of-multisystem-injury-and-neurocognitive-impairment-in-hiv-infection-association-with-everyday-functioning
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María J Marquine, Ilse Flores, Rujvi Kamat, Neco Johnson, Anya Umlauf, Scott Letendre, Dilip Jeste, Igor Grant, David Moore, Robert K Heaton
The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index is a composite marker of multisystem injury among HIV-infected persons. We aimed to examine its cross-sectional association with functional outcomes, after considering neurocognitive impairment (NCI) and other well-established correlates of everyday functioning among HIV-infected persons. Participants included 670 HIV-infected adults (ages 18-76; 88% male; 63% non-Hispanic White; median current CD4 = 404 cells/mm3 ; 67% on antiretroviral therapy; AIDS = 63%) enrolled in observational studies at the University of California San Diego HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764317/generatehope-a-comprehensive-treatment-model-for-sex-trafficked-women
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Susan Munsey, Heather E Miller, Terence Rugg
GenerateHope (GH) is a San Diego-based 501c3 nonprofit organization providing fully integrated, comprehensive rehabilitation services to adult female survivors of sex trafficking. While best practices for working with survivors of sex trafficking are slowly emerging, to date, there have been few publications on this subject and little data on either short- or long-term outcomes from the many and varied programs nationwide. This paper examines the GH residential program and provides early outcome results for residents living at the GH program between six and 12 months...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763980/arterial-stiffness-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-and-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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M Hvelplund Kristiansen, A M Banghøj, E Laugesen, L Tarnow
AIMS: To examine whether people with Type 2 diabetes with concurrent obstructive sleep apnoea have increased arterial stiffness as compared with people with Type 2 diabetes without obstructive sleep apnoea. METHODS: In a study with a case-control design, 40 people with Type 2 diabetes and treatment-naïve moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (Apnoea-Hypopnoea Index ≥15) and a control group of 31 people with Type 2 diabetes without obstructive sleep apnoea (Apnoea-Hypopnoea Index <5) were examined...
May 15, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759960/temporal-associations-between-social-activity-and-mood-fatigue-and-pain-in-older-adults-with-hiv-an-ecological-momentary-assessment-study
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Emily W Paolillo, Bin Tang, Colin A Depp, Alexandra S Rooney, Florin Vaida, Christopher N Kaufmann, Brent T Mausbach, David J Moore, Raeanne C Moore
BACKGROUND: Social isolation is associated with an increased risk for mental and physical health problems, especially among older persons living with HIV (PLWH). Thus, there is a need to better understand real-time temporal associations between social activity and mood- and health-related factors in this population to inform possible future interventions. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine real-time relationships between social activity and mood, fatigue, and pain in a sample of older PLWH...
May 14, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756043/surgical-management-of-nephrolithiasis-in-the-bottlenose-dolphin-collaborations-between-the-urologist-and-veterinarian
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Roger L Sur, Jenny M Meegan, Cynthia R Smith, Todd Schmitt, James L'Esperance, Dean Hendrikson, Jason R Woo
Background: Cohorts of bottlenose ( Tursiops truncatus ) dolphins are at significant risk for nephrolithiasis development. However, effective surgical treatment has been limited due to absence of literature and also familiarity by both veterinarians and urologists. Recently a joint veterinarian and urology team were called to treat local bottlenose dolphins in San Diego, CA, and they performed several cases. The fund of knowledge from these cases is presented for future providers who may be asked to surgically treat these animals...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755897/improving-door-to-groin-puncture-time-for-mechanical-thrombectomy-via-iterative-quality-protocol-interventions
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Vincent J Cheung, Arvin R Wali, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Robert C Rennert, Michael G Brandel, Jeffrey A Steinberg, Brian R Hirshman, Kevin Porras, Peter Abraham, Julie Jurf, Emily Botts, Scott Olson, J Scott Pannell, Alexander A Khalessi
INTRODUCTION: Delays in door to groin puncture time (DGPT) for patients with ischemic stroke caused by acute large vessel occlusions (LVO) are associated with worse clinical outcomes. We present the results of a quality improvement protocol for endovascular stroke treatment at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) that aimed to minimize DGPT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our stroke team implemented a series of quality improvement measures to decrease DGPT, with a target of 90 minutes or less...
March 10, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749937/risk-of-collateral-lead-damage-in-percutaneous-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-extraction
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Faris Khan, Gustaf Sverin, Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, Jennifer P Miller, Gautam Lalani, Travis Pollema, Victor Pretorius
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the risk of collateral lead damage during cardiac implantable electronic device extraction. BACKGROUND: With the increasing numbers of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, there has been an increase in the number of percutaneous device and lead extractions. It is unknown how often collateral damage (defined as the need for unintended lead extraction, or loss of lead's integrity or dislodgement) occurs in the planned retained leads...
February 2018: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744929/regenerative-medicine-will-make-orthopaedic-implants-obsolete-in-our-time-orthopaedic-research-society-first-annual-meeting-debate-san-diego-march-21-st-2017
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Brian Johnstone, Joshua J Jacobs, Linda J Sandell, J Mark Wilkinson
The mission of the Orthopaedic Research Society is to promote and advance musculoskeletal research worldwide. With this in mind, the Annual Meeting Program Committee sought to establish a debate as a key component of the meeting. Our purpose was to provoke discussion on topics that are core to our mission and to engage all constituencies within the society by examining questions of broad relevance. To this end, the topic "Regenerative medicine will make orthopaedic implants obsolete in our time" was selected as the title of the inaugural debate...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742181/a-retrospective-analysis-of-complication-rates-in-mohs-micrographic-surgery-patients-with-clinically-large-tumors-and-tumors-with-aggressive-subclinical-extension
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Natasha Cowan, Alina Goldenberg, Pallavi Basu, Robert Eilers, Jennifer Hau, Shang I Brian Jiang
BACKGROUND: Clinically large cutaneous tumors and those with aggressive subclinical extension (ASE) often require wider margins and increased operative time during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). Our goal is to improve dermatologic surgeons' counseling information on complication risks for aggressive tumors. OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of postoperative complications in MMS patients, with a focus on differences between aggressive and non-aggressive tumors...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733733/characteristics-of-likely-precision-medicine-initiative-participants-drawn-from-a-large-blood-donor-population
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Cinnamon S Bloss, Justin Stoler, Cynthia E Schairer, Sara B Rosenthal, Cynthia Cheung, Holly M Rus, Jessica L Block, Jiue-An Jay Yang, Doug Morton, Helen Bixenman, David Wellis
A goal of the Precision Medicine Initiative All of Us Research Program (AoURP) is recruitment of participants who reflect the diversity of the US. Recruitment from among blood bank donors, which may better reflect the demographic makeup of local communities, is one proposed strategy. We evaluated this strategy by analyzing the results of a survey of San Diego Blood Bank donors conducted in November 2015. Whites were more likely than nonwhites to respond to the survey (7.1 percent versus 3.9 percent). However, race was not a significant predictor of interest in participating in precision medicine research...
May 2018: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731285/prehospital-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-identification-in-san-diego-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-effect-of-a-new-software-algorithm
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Christanne Coffey, John Serra, Mat Goebel, Sarah Espinoza, Edward Castillo, James Dunford
BACKGROUND: A significant increase in false positive ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) electrocardiogram interpretations was noted after replacement of all of the City of San Diego's 110 monitor-defibrillator units with a new brand. These concerns were brought to the manufacturer and a revised interpretive algorithm was implemented. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effects of a revised interpretation algorithm to identify STEMI when used by San Diego paramedics...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731189/potent-effect-of-prasugrel-on-acute-phase-resolution-of-intra-stent-athero-thrombotic-burden-after-percutaneous-intervention-to-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Yoshiro Tsukiyama, Amane Kozuki, Toshiro Shinke, Hiromasa Otake, Yoichi Kijima, Tomoya Masano, Ryoji Nagoshi, Hiroyuki Shibata, Ryo Takeshige, Ken-Ichi Yanaka, Junya Shite, Ken-Ichi Hirata
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggested protruding thrombus and atheroma after stent placement could be a substrate for subsequent adverse ischemic events. Although protruded atherothrombotic burden can be assessed as intra-stent tissue (IST) by optical coherence tomography (OCT), the effects of potent antiplatelet therapy on the acute phase resolution of IST in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was unknown. METHODS: Ninety-six consecutive ACS patients with multi-vessel disease were enrolled in this prospective registry...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729917/microbial-community-structure-and-distribution-in-the-air-of-a-powdered-infant-formula-factory-based-on-cultivation-and-high-throughput-sequence-methods
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Shuang Wu, Yujun Jiang, Binbin Lou, Jing Feng, Yanhong Zhou, Ling Guo, Stephen J Forsythe, Chaoxin Man
The air in a powdered infant formula (PIF) factory is a potential transfer medium for microorganisms. In this study, air samples from 6 main processing areas, almost covering the whole PIF processing line and 1 outdoor location, were collected from a PIF manufacturing plant during the winter and summer periods. A cultivation-based and an Illumina (San Diego, CA) high-throughput 16S rRNA sequencing method was used to investigate the community structures and distributions of bacteria in the air. High microbial diversity (25 genera, 56 species), with a dominant community including Staphylococcus, Bacillus, Acinetobacter, and Kocuria, was found by the cultivation-based method...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729909/the-relationship-between-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentrations-and-fertility-and-genome-wide-associations-for-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-holstein-cows
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M Gobikrushanth, D C Purfield, M G Colazo, S T Butler, Z Wang, D J Ambrose
The objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate factors associated with variation in circulating anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) concentrations, (2) establish an optimum AMH threshold predictive of pregnancy to first artificial insemination (P/AI), (3) examine the relationship between AMH and fertility (P/AI, pregnancy loss between 30 and 60 d after artificial insemination, and pregnancy risk up to 250 d postpartum), and (4) identify quantitative trait loci associated with phenotypic variation of AMH concentrations in dairy cows...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728153/maternal-bleeding-complications-following-early-versus-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-in-multiple-pregnancies
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Chayatat Ruangkit, Matthew Leon, Kasim Hassen, Katherine Baker, Debra Poeltler, Anup Katheria
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended delayed umbilical cord clamping for at least 30-60 s for all infants. However, there is limited data regarding the maternal safety of delayed cord clamping in multiple pregnancies. We aimed to compare the maternal bleeding complications following early cord clamping (ECC) versus of delayed cord clamping (DCC) in multiple pregnancies. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of pregnant women with multiples who delivered live-born infants at Sharp Healthcare Hospitals in San Diego, CA, USA during January 1st, 2016 - September 30th, 2017...
May 4, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724029/somatotropic-axis-dysfunction-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-beneficial-hepatic-and-systemic-effects-of-hormone-supplementation
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Daniel Cabrera, Claudio Cabello-Verrugio, Nancy Solís, Diego San Martín, Catalina Cofré, Margarita Pizarro, Juan Pablo Arab, Johanna Abrigo, Fabián Campos, Betzabé Irigoyen, Gonzalo Carrasco-Avino, Katiuska Bezares, Valentina Riquelme, Arnoldo Riquelme, Marco Arrese, Francisco Barrera
BACKGROUND: Somatotropic axis dysfunction associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has potential multisystemic detrimental effects. Here, we analysed the effects of growth hormone (GH) and insulin -like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) supplementation on liver histology, adipokine profile and muscle function in an NAFLD model. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were fed with a high fat diet (HFD) for 12 weeks and were separated into three groups treated for 4 weeks with: (1) High fat diet (HFD) ( n = 10); (2) HFD + GH 9 &mu;g/g/d ( n = 10); (3) HFD + IGF-1 0...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721271/reduction-and-recovery-of-keystone-predation-pressure-after-disease-related-mass-mortality
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Monica M Moritsch, Peter T Raimondi
Disturbances such as disease can reshape communities through interruption of ecological interactions. Changes to population demographics alter how effectively a species performs its ecological role. While a population may recover in density, this may not translate to recovery of ecological function. In 2013, a sea star wasting syndrome outbreak caused mass mortality of the keystone predator Pisaster ochraceus on the North American Pacific coast. We analyzed sea star counts, biomass, size distributions, and recruitment from long-term intertidal monitoring sites from San Diego to Alaska to assess regional trends in sea star recovery following the outbreak...
April 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719760/a-simple-extension-of-the-commonly-used-fitting-equation-for-oscillatory-structural-forces-in-case-of-silica-nanoparticle-suspensions
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Sebastian Schön, Regine von Klitzing
Background: The ordering of molecules or particles in the vicinity of a confining surface leads to the formation of an interfacial region with layers of decreasing order normal to the confining surfaces. The overlap of two interfacial regions gives rise to the well-known phenomenon of oscillatory structural forces. These forces are commonly fitted with an exponentially decaying harmonic oscillation as introduced by Israelachvili (Israelachvili, J. N. Intermolecular & surface forces; Academic Press: San Diego, CA, USA, 1985)...
2018: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717654/professional-voice-sataloff-robert-t-professional-voice-the-science-and-art-of-clinical-care-4th-ed-san-diego-plural-publishing-inc-2017-hard-cover-illustrated-2224-pages-795
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