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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728989/caution-with-use-of-the-expanded-prostate-cancer-index-composite-50-urinary-bother-scale-how-voiding-dysfunction-modifies-its-performance
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Lin Yang, Adam S Kibel, Graham A Colditz, Ratna Pakpahan, Kellie R Imm, Sonya Izadi, Robert L Grubb, Kathleen Y Wolin, Siobhan Sutcliffe
PURPOSE: We evaluated the agreement between patient-reported urinary function and bother, and sexual function and bother in radical prostatectomy (RP) patients to help inform possible non-functional, modifiable mechanisms for patient bother. METHODS: Patients were recruited from 2011-2014 at Washington University and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Urinary and sexual outcomes were assessed by the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite-50 (EPIC-50) before, five weeks, and 12 months after RP...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724699/early-career-researchers-an-interview-with-jeremy-goldbogen
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Jeremy Goldbogen is an Assistant Professor at the Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, USA, where he studies the integrative biology of vertebrate filter feeders from forage fish to baleen whales. He received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Texas, Austin, USA, before moving to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and then the University of British Columbia for his PhD, which he completed in 2010 in the laboratory of Bob Shadwick. After a short postdoc at Scripps, Goldbogen moved to continue his postdoc training at the Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715105/a-simulation-based-approach-to-measuring-team-situational-awareness-in-emergency-medicine-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Elizabeth D Rosenman, Aurora J Dixon, Jessica M Webb, Sarah Brolliar, Simon J Golden, Kerin A Jones, Sachita Shah, James A Grand, Steve W J Kozlowski, Georgia T Chao, Rosemarie Fernandez
OBJECTIVES: Team situational awareness (TSA) is critical for effective teamwork and supports dynamic decision-making in unpredictable, time-pressured situations. Simulation provides a platform for developing and assessing TSA; but these efforts are limited by suboptimal measurement approaches. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a novel approach to TSA measurement in interprofessional emergency medicine teams. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, prospective, simulation-based observational study to evaluate an approach to TSA measurement...
July 17, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714543/effect-of-psychosocial-distress-on-outcome-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiation
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Allen M Chen, Sophia Hsu, Care Felix, Jordan Garst, Taeko Yoshizaki
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine the impact of pretreatment psychosocial distress on compliance to radiation therapy (RT) and clinical outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer STUDY DESIGN: Self-reported responses to the mood and anxiety domains of the University of Washington Quality of Life instrument were reviewed among 133 patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer prior to initiating RT. METHODS: Varying definitions were used (total number of unexpectedly missed RT days, >5 days continuous interruption of RT outside of weekends, >10 days continuous interruption of RT, and failure to complete prescribed course of RT) to analyze the effect of psychosocial disruption on compliance...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710906/upward-drift-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-assay-values-for-more-than-10%C3%A2-years
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Suzanne E Schindler, Courtney L Sutphen, Charlotte Teunissen, Lena M McCue, John C Morris, David M Holtzman, Sandra D Mulder, Philip Scheltens, Chengjie Xiong, Anne M Fagan
INTRODUCTION: The best-established cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease are levels of amyloid-β 42 (Aβ42), total tau (tau), and phosphorylated tau 181 (ptau). We examined whether a widely used commercial immunoassay for CSF Aβ42, tau, and ptau provided stable measurements for more than ∼10 years. METHODS: INNOTEST assay values for CSF Aβ42, tau, and ptau from Washington University in St. Louis and VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, were evaluated...
July 12, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702890/adiposity-during-early-adulthood-changes-in-adiposity-during-adulthood-attained-adiposity-and-mammographic-density-among-premenopausal-women
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Aliya Alimujiang, Catherine Appleton, Graham A Colditz, Adetunji T Toriola
PURPOSE: We investigated the associations of adolescent adiposity, changes in adiposity during adulthood, and attained adiposity with volumetric mammographic density measures. METHODS: We recruited 383 premenopausal women who had a routine screening mammogram at the Breast Health Center, Washington University in St. Louis, MO from December 2015 to October 2016. Trained research personnel assessed current adiposity measures. Weight at ages 18 and 30 were self-reported...
July 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702783/origins-of-life-research-a-bibliometric-approach
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Arsev Umur Aydinoglu, Zehra Taşkın
This study explores the collaborative nature and interdisciplinarity of the origin(s) of life (OoL) research community. Although OoL research is one of the oldest topics in philosophy, religion, and science; to date there has been no review of the field utilizing bibliometric measures. A dataset of 5647 publications that are tagged as OoL, astrobiology, exobiology, and prebiotic chemistry is analyzed. The most prolific authors (Raulin, Ehrenfreund, McKay, Cleaves, Cockell, Lazcano, etc.), most cited scholars and their articles (Miller 1953, Gilbert 1986, Chyba & Sagan 1992, Wȁchtershȁuser 1988, etc...
July 13, 2017: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699416/interview-with-david-tauben-university-of-washington-chief-of-the-division-of-pain-medicine
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David Tauben
Dr Tauben is Clinical Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, and is the Hughes M & Katherine G Blake Endowed Professor, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is also University of Washington (UW) Director of Medical Student and Resident Education in Pain Medicine, and Medical Director of UW TelePain, a tele-video-conferencing program intended to provide innovative pain education and consultative support to a five-state northwest regional primary care providers...
July 12, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698343/protocol-for-an-observational-study-of-delirium-in-the-post-anaesthesia-care-unit-pacu-as-a-potential-predictor-of-subsequent-postoperative-delirium
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Victoria Cui, Catherine M Tedeschi, Vanessa L Kronzer, Sherry L McKinnon, Michael S Avidan
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative delirium can be a serious consequence of major surgery, associated with longer hospital stays, readmission, cognitive and functional deterioration and mortality. Delirium is an acute, reversible disorder characterised by fluctuating course, inattention, disorganised thinking and altered level of consciousness. Delirium occurring in the hours immediately following anaesthesia and delirium occurring in the postoperative period of 1-5 days have been described as distinct clinical entities...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695544/performance-based-risk-sharing-arrangements-an-updated-international-review
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Josh J Carlson, Shuxian Chen, Louis P Garrison
Enthusiasm for performance-based risk-sharing arrangements (PBRSAs) continues but at variable pace across countries. Our objective was to identify and characterize publicly available cases and related trends for these arrangements. We performed a review of PBRSAs from 1993 to 2016 using the University of Washington PBRSA Database. Arrangements were categorized according to a previously published taxonomy. Macro-level trends were identified related to the timing of adoption, countries involved, types of arrangements, and disease areas...
July 10, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692527/sildenafil-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-is-safe-and-well-tolerated
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Ashwin K Ravichandran, Shane J LaRue, Eric Novak, Susan A Joseph, Joel D Schilling
Right heart failure is a potentially devastating complication of mechanical circulatory support, occurring at a rate of 0.49 events per 100 patient-months. Pulmonary vasodilators such as phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have been frequently used to unload the right ventricle in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients, but there is scant evidence to support this practice. The purpose of this analysis is to provide additional data regarding the safety and efficacy of the PDE5i sildenafil in a real world population of patients supported with LVADs at Washington University in St...
July 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677999/effectiveness-of-black-mulberry-molasses-in-prevention-of-radiotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis-a-randomized-controlled-study-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Melike Demir Doğan, Gulbeyaz Can, Rasim Meral
OBJECTIVES: Radiation-induced oral mucositis is one of the problems experienced by 70%-80% of patients receiving radiation therapy (RT). This randomized controlled trial assessed the effectiveness of black mulberry molasses in the prevention of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients receiving RT. INTERVENTIONS AND OUTCOME MEASURES: Eighty head and neck cancer patients scheduled to undergo RT to the oropharyngeal mucosa were randomly assigned to receive RT (42) or RT plus mulberry molasses (38)...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669431/radiology-online-patient-education-materials-provided-by-major-university-hospitals-do-they-conform-to-nih-and-ama-guidelines
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Arpan V Prabhu, Ashley L Donovan, Tudor Crihalmeanu, David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Sushil Beriwal, Hrishikesh Kale, Matthew Heller
AIMS: The internet creates opportunities for Americans to access medical information about imaging tests and modalities to guide them in their medical decision-making. Owing to health literacy variations in the general population, the American Medical Association and National Institutes of Health recommend patient education resources to be written between the third and seventh grade levels. Our purpose is to quantitatively assess the readability levels of online radiology educational materials, written for the public, in 20 major university hospitals...
May 22, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661771/a-twin-study-on-perceived-stress-depressive-symptoms-and-marriage
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Christopher R Beam, Diana Dinescu, Robert Emery, Eric Turkheimer
Marriage is associated with reductions in both perceived stress and depressive symptoms, two constructs found to be influenced by common genetic effects. A study of sibling twins was used to test whether marriage decreases the proportion of variance in depressive symptoms accounted for by genetic and environmental effects underlying perceived stress. The sample consisted of 1,612 male and female twin pairs from the University of Washington Twin Registry. The stress-buffering role of marriage was tested relative to two unmarried groups: the never married and the divorced...
March 2017: Journal of Health and Social Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658374/mortality-and-disability-from-tobacco-related-diseases-in-brazil-1990-to-2015
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Bruno Piassi de São José, Ricardo de Amorim Corrêa, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Valéria Maria de Azeredo Passos, Elisabeth Barboza França, Renato Azeredo Teixeira, Paulo Augusto Moreira Camargos
Introduction: The global tobacco epidemic has taken pandemic proportions, with about 1.3 billion users and 6 million annual deaths. This study aimed to analyze the trends in mortality from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung, lips, oral cavity, pharynx, and esophagus cancer in Brazil between 1990 and 2015. Methods: The study was made possible through a partnership between the Metrics and Health Assessment Institute (IHME), University of Washington, Ministry of Health and the GBD Brazil technical group, using estimates from the Global Disease Charge 2015 study...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658193/genetic-and-environmental-influences-on-sleep-pain-and-depression-symptoms-in-a-community-sample-of-twins
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Marianna Gasperi, Matthew Herbert, Ellen Schur, Dedra Buchwald, Niloofar Afari
OBJECTIVE: We used quantitative genetic methods to evaluate whether sleep quality, pain, and depression symptoms share a common genetic diathesis, to estimate the genetic and environmental sources of covariance among these symptoms, and to test for possible causal relationships. METHODS: A community sample of 400 twins from the University of Washington Twin Registry completed standardized self-report questionnaires. We used biometric modeling to assess genetic and environmental contribution to the association between sleep quality measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, pain measured by the Brief Pain Inventory, and depression symptoms measured by the Brief Symptom Inventory...
July 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655547/breast-cancer-screening-outreach-effectiveness-mammogram-specific-reminders-vs-comprehensive-preventive-services-birthday-letters
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Diana S M Buist, Hongyuan Gao, Melissa L Anderson, Tracy Onega, Susan Brandzel, Melissa A Rabelhofer, Susan Carol Bradford, Erin J Aiello Bowles
We compared the effectiveness of two outreach strategies on timely mammography adherence: a mammogram-specific reminder letter (sent just before a woman was due) to a birthday letter (addresses multiple preventive services and not timed around due dates). We evaluated screening mammography adherence following 79,848 mammogram-specific and 151,626 birthday letters mailed between 2002 and 2012 to women aged 40-74years enrolled in Kaiser Permanente Washington. Screening mammogram adherence was specifically tied to due date and was evaluated separately by age group and up-to-date or overdue status at the time of mailing...
June 24, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646169/improving-dialysis-adherence-for-high-risk-patients-using-automated-messaging-proof-of-concept
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A Som, J Groenendyk, T An, K Patel, R Peters, G Polites, W R Ross
Comorbidities and socioeconomic barriers often limit patient adherence and self-management with hemodialysis. Missed sessions, often associated with communication barriers, can result in emergency dialysis and avoidable hospitalizations. This proof of concept study explored using a novel digital-messaging platform, EpxDialysis, to improve patient-to-dialysis center communication via widely available text messaging and telephone technology. A randomized controlled trial was conducted through Washington University-affiliated hemodialysis centers involving ESRD patients with poor attendance, defined as missing 2-6 sessions over the preceding 12 weeks...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640837/identification-and-prediction-of-alternative-transcription-start-sites-that-generate-rod-photoreceptor-specific-transcripts-from-ubiquitously-expressed-genes
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Evgenya Y Popova, Anna C Salzberg, Chen Yang, Samuel Shao-Min Zhang, Colin J Barnstable
Transcriptome complexity is substantially increased by the use of multiple transcription start sites for a given gene. By utilizing a rod photoreceptor-specific chromatin signature, and the RefSeq database of established transcription start sites, we have identified essentially all known rod photoreceptor genes as well as a group of novel genes that have a high probability of being expressed in rod photoreceptors. Approximately half of these novel rod genes are transcribed into multiple mRNA and/or protein isoforms through alternative transcriptional start sites (ATSS), only one of which has a rod-specific epigenetic signature and gives rise to a rod transcript...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637825/we-know-more-than-we-can-tell-about-diabetes-and-vascular-disease-the-2016-edwin-bierman-award-lecture
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Clay F Semenkovich
The Edwin Bierman Award Lecture is presented in honor of the memory of Edwin L. Bierman, MD, an exemplary scientist, mentor, and leader in the field of diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, and atherosclerosis. The award and lecture recognizes a leading scientist in the field of macrovascular complications and contributing risk factors in diabetes. Clay F. Semenkovich, MD, the Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St...
July 2017: Diabetes
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