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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351120/revolutionizing-the-mental-health-parity-and-addiction-equity-act-of-2008
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Benjamin D Heller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Seton Hall Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351118/how-will-repealing-the-aca-affect-medicaid-impact-on-health-care-coverage-delivery-and-payment
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Sara Rosenbaum, Sara Rothenberg, Sara Schmucker, Rachel Gunsalus, J. Zoë Beckerman
ISSUE: The Affordable Care Act enhanced Medicaid's role as a health care purchaser by expanding eligibility and broadening the range of tools and strategies available to states. All states have embraced delivery and payment reform as basic elements of their programs. GOAL: To examine the effects of reducing the size and scope of Medicaid under legislation to repeal the ACA. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS: Were the ACA's Medicaid expansion to be eliminated and were federal Medicaid funding to experience major reductions through block grants or per capita caps, the effects on system transformation would be significant...
March 2017: Issue Brief of the Commonwealth Fund
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351094/overexpression-of-lncrna-hotair-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-thyroid-carcinoma-a-study-based-on-tcga-and-geo-data
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Hong-Mei Li, Hong Yang, Dong-Yue Wen, Yi-Huan Luo, Chun-Yan Liang, Deng-Hua Pan, Wei Ma, Gang Chen, Yun He, Jun-Qiang Chen
The role of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) in thyroid carcinoma (TC) remains unclear. The current study was aimed to assess the clinical value of HOTAIR expression levels in TC based on publically available data and to evaluate its potential signaling pathways. The expression data of HOTAIR and clinical information concerning TC were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), respectively. Furthermore, 3 online biological databases, Starbase, Cbioportal, and Multi Experiment Matrix, were used to identify HOTAIR-related genes in TC...
March 28, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351081/osteoarthritis-patients-experiences-of-pharmacotherapy-for-pain-management-in-iran-a-qualitative-study
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Vahid Zamanzadeh, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Mozhgan Behshid, Alireza Irajpoor, Parvin Zakeri-Milani
Despite the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for pain management in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), personal biases in the selection, administration, and continuation of pharmacotherapy challenge the proper management of symptoms and the effectiveness of the therapy. This study was conducted to carry out an in-depth examination of the experiences of patients with OA about their use of pharmacotherapy for the OA pain management and the existing challenges. The present qualitative study was conducted on 17 patients with OA, 5 of their family members and 8 healthcare personnel using a conventional content analysis approach...
March 28, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351055/comparison-of-the-induction-to-delivery-interval-in-terminations-of-pregnancy-with-or-without-dilapan-s%C3%A2
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Marie Vincienne, Olivia Anselem, Anne Gaelle Cordier, Camille Le Ray, Vassilis Tsatsaris, Alexandra Benachi, François Goffinet
OBJECTIVE: In France, terminations of pregnancy (TOP) for medical reasons beyond the second trimester use mifepristone and misoprostol. We sought to determine the effectiveness of Dilapan-S®, an osmotic cervical dilator, in shortening the induction-to-delivery interval (IDI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study of TOP in 2010-2012 compared the results from 2 hospitals with different TOP protocols starting at 16 weeks' gestation, one (164 women) with and one (106) without Dilapan-S®...
March 29, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351053/macular-edema-rationale-for-therapy
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Thomas J Wolfensberger
Macular edema represents the end-stage of multiple pathophysiological pathways in a multitude of ocular vascular, inflammatory, and other diseases. The rationale for clinical treatment of macular edema is based on the understanding and the inhibition of these pathophysiological mechanisms. When macular edema is caused by a generalized health problem such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or generalized inflammatory conditions, treatment of these generalized diseases can in many cases cure macular edema directly...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351049/macular-edema-of-choroidal-origin
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Gisèle Soubrane
Macular edema is most often clinically defined as an accumulation of serous fluid within the neurosensory retina with increased thickness of the central retina. In exudative age-related macular degeneration the leakage of fluid from the choroidal new vessels may be the origin of macular edema. Their abnormal permeability and the inflammatory reaction are mechanisms involved in this accumulation of fluid, which occurs in all layers. Cystoid macular edema is more often associated with subepithelial occult choroidal neovascularization (CNV) than it is with pre-epithelial classic CNV...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350987/the-super-elongation-complex-drives-neural-stem-cell-fate-commitment
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Kun Liu, Dan Shen, Jingwen Shen, Shihong M Gao, Bo Li, Chouin Wong, Weidong Feng, Yan Song
Asymmetric stem cell division establishes an initial difference between a stem cell and its differentiating sibling, critical for maintaining homeostasis and preventing carcinogenesis. Yet the mechanisms that consolidate and lock in such initial fate bias remain obscure. Here, we use Drosophila neuroblasts to demonstrate that the super elongation complex (SEC) acts as an intrinsic amplifier to drive cell fate commitment. SEC is highly expressed in neuroblasts, where it promotes self-renewal by physically associating with Notch transcription activation complex and enhancing HES (hairy and E(spl)) transcription...
March 27, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350856/a-fat-derived-metabolite-regulates-a-peptidergic-feeding-circuit-in-drosophila
#9
Do-Hyoung Kim, Minjung Shin, Sung-Hwan Jung, Young-Joon Kim, Walton D Jones
Here, we show that the enzymatic cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) inhibits feeding in Drosophila. BH4 biosynthesis requires the sequential action of the conserved enzymes Punch, Purple, and Sepiapterin Reductase (Sptr). Although we observe increased feeding upon loss of Punch and Purple in the adult fat body, loss of Sptr must occur in the brain. We found Sptr expression is required in four adult neurons that express neuropeptide F (NPF), the fly homologue of the vertebrate appetite regulator neuropeptide Y (NPY)...
March 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350853/impacts-of-120-years-of-fertilizer-addition-on-a-temperate-grassland-ecosystem
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Jonathan Kidd, Peter Manning, Janet Simkin, Simon Peacock, Elizabeth Stockdale
The widespread application of fertilizers has greatly influenced many processes and properties of agroecosystems, and agricultural fertilization is expected to increase even further in the future. To date, most research on fertilizer impacts has used short-term studies, which may be unrepresentative of long-term responses, thus hindering our capacity to predict long-term impacts. Here, we examined the effects of long-term fertilizer addition on key ecosystem properties in a long-term grassland experiment (Palace Leas Hay Meadow) in which farmyard manure (FYM) and inorganic fertilizer treatments have been applied consistently for 120 years in order to characterize the experimental site more fully and compare ecosystem responses with those observed at other long-term and short-term experiments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350844/isolation-and-characterization-of-alternatively-spliced-variants-of-the-mouse-sigma1-receptor-gene-sigmar1
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Ling Pan, David A Pasternak, Jin Xu, Mingming Xu, Zhigang Lu, Gavril W Pasternak, Ying-Xian Pan
The sigma1 receptor acts as a chaperone at the endoplasmic reticulum, associates with multiple proteins in various cellular systems, and involves in a number of diseases, such as addiction, pain, cancer and psychiatric disorders. The sigma1 receptor is encoded by the single copy SIGMAR1 gene. The current study identifies five alternatively spliced variants of the mouse sigma1 receptor gene using a polymerase chain reaction cloning approach. All the splice variants are generated by exon skipping or alternative 3' or 5' splicing, producing the truncated sigma1 receptor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350843/high-hiv-prevalence-and-incidence-among-women-in-southern-mozambique-evidence-from-the-mdp-microbicide-feasibility-study
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Sibone Mocumbi, Mitzy Gafos, Khatia Munguambe, Ruth Goodall, Sheena McCormack
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to assess the feasibility of conducting large scale HIV prevention clinical trials in Mozambique by measuring HIV prevalence and incidence among women of reproductive age. This paper describes the baseline socio-demographic characteristics of the Mozambique Microbicides Development Programme (MDP) feasibility cohort, baseline prevalence of HIV and other STIs, and HIV incidence. METHODS: The Mozambique MDP feasibility study was conducted from September 2007 to August 2009 in urban Mavalane and rural Manhiça, in Southern Mozambique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350804/syndecan-1-deficiency-promotes-tumor-growth-in-a-murine-model-of-colitis-induced-colon-carcinoma
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Adi Binder Gallimidi, Gabriel Nussbaum, Esther Hermano, Barak Weizman, Amichay Meirovitz, Israel Vlodavsky, Martin Götte, Michael Elkin
Syndecan-1 (Sdc1) is an important member of the cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan family, highly expressed by epithelial cells in adult organisms. Sdc1 is involved in the regulation of cell migration, cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, growth-factor, chemokine and integrin activity, and implicated in inflammatory responses and tumorigenesis. Gastrointestinal tract represents an important anatomic site where loss of Sdc1 expression was reported both in inflammation and malignancy. However, the biological significance of Sdc1 in chronic colitis-associated tumorigenesis has not been elucidated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350712/effect-of-knee-joint-angle-and-contraction-intensity-on-hamstrings-coactivation
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Rui Wu, Eamonn Delahunt, Massimiliano Ditroilo, Madeleine Lowery, Giuseppe De Vito
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of knee joint angle and contraction intensity on the co-activation of the hamstring muscles (when acting as antagonists to the quadriceps) in young and older individuals of both sexes. METHODS: 25 young (24 ± 2.6 years) and 26 older (70 ± 2.5 years) healthy men and women participated. Maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) of the knee extensors (KE) and flexors was assessed at two knee joint angles (90° and 60°, 0° = full extension)...
March 27, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350634/documenting-community-health-worker-roles-in-primary-care-contributions-to-evidence-based-integration-into-health-care-teams-2015
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Kerstin M Reinschmidt, Maia Ingram, Stephanie Morales, Samantha J Sabo, John Blackburn, Lucy Murrieta, Cassalyn David, Scott C Carvajal
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provided community health workers (CHWs) with new opportunities, and current efforts develop evidence-based guidelines for CHW integration into clinical teams. This qualitative study documents CHW roles and activities in 3 federally qualified health care centers in southern Arizona. Community health worker clinical roles, activities, and integration varied by health center and were in flux. Integration included complementary roles, scheduled and everyday communications with team members, and documentation in the electronic health records...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350572/aripiprazole-lauroxil-pharmacokinetic-profile-of-this-long-acting-injectable-antipsychotic-in-persons-with-schizophrenia
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Marjie L Hard, Richard J Mills, Brian M Sadler, Ryan Z Turncliff, Leslie Citrome
BACKGROUND: Aripiprazole lauroxil is an extended-release prodrug of aripiprazole for intramuscular injection, approved for schizophrenia treatment. We developed a population pharmacokinetic (PopPK) model to characterize aripiprazole lauroxil PK and evaluate dosing scenarios likely to be encountered in clinical practice. METHODS: Data from 616 patients with schizophrenia, collected from 5 clinical studies, were used to construct the PopPK model. The model was subsequently used to evaluate various dose levels and frequency and the impact of dosing delay on aripiprazole concentrations...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350558/updates-on-hepatitis-c-virus-therapy-in-the-direct-acting-antiviral-era
#17
Ramakrishna Behara, Nancy Reau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of clinical burden in the United States and worldwide, as a percentage of patients can develop complications such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. RECENT FINDINGS: Therapy for chronic HCV infection was previously interferon-based, but with the advent of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), there has been a dramatic improvement in eradicating the virus with favourable side effect profiles. SUMMARY: Emerging data are demonstrating new successful agents in difficult-to-manage populations...
March 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350452/velcro%C3%A2-inspired-sic-fuzzy-fibers-for-aerospace-applications
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Amelia H C Hart, Ryota Koizumi, John T Hamel, Peter Samora Owuor, Yusuke Ito, Sehmus Ozden, Sanjit Bhowmick, Syed Asif Syed Amanulla, Thierry Tsafack, Kunttal Keyshar, Rahul Mital, Janet Hurst, Robert Vajtai, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Pulickel M Ajayan
The most recent and innovative silicon carbide (SiC) Fiber-SiC ceramic matrix composites, used for light-weight high-heat engine parts in aerospace applications, are woven, layered, then surrounded by a SiC ceramic matrix composite (CMC). To further improve both the mechanical properties and thermal and oxidative resistance abilities of this material, SiC nanotubes and nanowires (SiCNT/NWs) are grown on the surface of the SiC fiber via carbon nanotube conversion. This conversion utilizes the shape memory synthesis (SMS) method, starting with carbon nanotube (CNT) growth on the SiC fiber surface, to capitalize on the ease of dense surface morphology optimization and the ability to effectively engineer the CNT-SiC fiber interface to create a secure nanotube-fiber attachment...
March 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350449/long-chained-4-aminoquinolines-as-quorum-sensing-inhibitors-in-serratia-marcescens-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Ivana Aleksić, Sandra Šegan, Filip Andric, Mario Zlatović, Ivana Moric, Dejan M Opsenica, Lidija Senerovic
Antibiotic resistance has become serious global threat to public health; therefore, the improved strategies and structurally novel antimicrobials are urgently needed to combat infectious diseases. Here we report a new type of highly potent 4-aminoquinoline derivatives as quorum sensing inhibitors in Serratia marcescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, exhibiting weak bactericidal activities (MIC > 400 μM). Through detailed structure-activity study we have identified 7-Cl and 7-CF3 substituted N-dodecylamino-4-aminoquinolines (5 and 10) as biofilm formation inhibitors with 50% biofilm inhibition at 69 μM and 63 μM in S...
March 28, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350442/engineered-polymer-transferrin-conjugates-as-self-assembling-targeted-drug-delivery-systems
#20
Hiteshri Makwana, Francesca Mastrotto, Johannes Pall Magnusson, Darrell Sleep, Joanna Hay, Karl J Nicholls, Stephanie Allen, Cameron Alexander
Polymer-protein conjugates can be engineered to self-assemble into discrete and well-defined drug delivery systems which combine the advantages of receptor targeting and controlled drug release. We designed specific conjugates of the iron-binding and transport protein, transferrin (Tf), to combine the advantages of this serum-stable protein as a targeting agent for cancer cells with self-assembling polymers to act as carriers of cytotoxic drugs. Tf variants were expressed with cysteine residues at sites spanning different regions of the protein surface and the polymer conjugates grown from these variants were compared with polymer conjugates grown from non-selectively derivatised sites on native Tf...
March 28, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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