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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549929/pragmatic-trials-and-real-world-evidence-an-introduction-to-the-series
#1
Mira Zuidgeest, Iris Goetz, Rolf Groenwold, Elaine Irving, Ghislaine van Thiel, Diederick E Grobbee
This is the introductory paper in a series of 8 papers (see box). In this series we integrate the theoretical design options with the practice of conducting pragmatic trials. For most new market-approved treatments the clinical evidence is insufficient to fully guide physicians and policy makers in choosing the optimal treatment for their patients. Pragmatic trials can fill this gap, by providing evidence on the relative effectiveness of a treatment strategy in routine clinical practice, already in an early phase of development, while maintaining the strength of randomized controlled trials...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549305/adsorption-of-steroid-micropollutants-on-polymer-based-spherical-activated-carbon-pbsac
#2
Matteo Tagliavini, Fabio Engel, Peter Georg Weidler, Torsten Scherer, Andrea Iris Schäfer
Removal and interaction mechanisms of four different steroid micropollutants, estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), progesterone (P) and testosterone (T) were determined for different types of polymer-based spherical activated carbon (PBSAC). Higher than 90% removal and significantly faster kinetics compared to conventional granular activated carbon (GAC) were observed, while performance was comparable with powdered activated carbon (PAC). No influence of pH in the range 2-12 was determined, while the presence of humic acid (HA) reduced both the removal and the kinetic by up to 20%...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548582/bilateral-iris-depigmentation-and-ocular-hypotony-as-end-stage-manifestations-of-untreated-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
#3
Miguel Cuevas, Alejandra de-la-Torre, Andrea Córdoba
PURPOSE: To describe severe bilateral iris depigmentation and persistent ocular hypotony as end-stage manifestations of untreated Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. METHODS: We present the clinical findings and diagnostic studies performed for three patients with bilateral iris depigmentation. RESULTS: Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease in late recurrent stage was diagnosed in three patients with bilateral severe iris depigmentation and persistent ocular hypotony...
May 26, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548122/recommendations-for-reporting-tumor-budding-in-colorectal-cancer-based-on-the-international-tumor-budding-consensus-conference-itbcc-2016
#4
Alessandro Lugli, Richard Kirsch, Yoichi Ajioka, Fred Bosman, Gieri Cathomas, Heather Dawson, Hala El Zimaity, Jean-François Fléjou, Tine Plato Hansen, Arndt Hartmann, Sanjay Kakar, Cord Langner, Iris Nagtegaal, Giacomo Puppa, Robert Riddell, Ari Ristimäki, Kieran Sheahan, Thomas Smyrk, Kenichi Sugihara, Benoît Terris, Hideki Ueno, Michael Vieth, Inti Zlobec, Phil Quirke
Tumor budding is a well-established independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer but a standardized method for its assessment has been lacking. The primary aim of the International Tumor Budding Consensus Conference (ITBCC) was to reach agreement on an international, evidence-based standardized scoring system for tumor budding in colorectal cancer. The ITBCC included nine sessions with presentations, a pre-meeting survey and an e-book covering the key publications on tumor budding in colorectal cancer...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548086/corrigendum-1000-genomes-based-meta-analysis-identifies-10-novel-loci-for-kidney-function
#5
Mathias Gorski, Peter J van der Most, Alexander Teumer, Audrey Y Chu, Man Li, Vladan Mijatovic, Ilja M Nolte, Massimiliano Cocca, Daniel Taliun, Felicia Gomez, Yong Li, Bamidele Tayo, Adrienne Tin, Mary F Feitosa, Thor Aspelund, John Attia, Reiner Biffar, Murielle Bochud, Eric Boerwinkle, Ingrid Borecki, Erwin P Bottinger, Ming-Huei Chen, Vincent Chouraki, Marina Ciullo, Josef Coresh, Marilyn C Cornelis, Gary C Curhan, Adamo Pio d' Adamo, Abbas Dehghan, Laura Dengler, Jingzhong Ding, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Karlhans Endlich, Stefan Enroth, Tõnu Esko, Oscar H Franco, Paolo Gasparini, Christian Gieger, Giorgia Girotto, Omri Gottesman, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Stephen J Hancock, Tamara B Harris, Catherine Helmer, Simon Höllerer, Edith Hofer, Albert Hofman, Elizabeth G Holliday, Georg Homuth, Frank B Hu, Cornelia Huth, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Shih-Jen Hwang, Medea Imboden, Åsa Johansson, Mika Kähönen, Wolfgang König, Holly Kramer, Bernhard K Krämer, Ashish Kumar, Zoltan Kutalik, Jean-Charles Lambert, Lenore J Launer, Terho Lehtimäki, Martin H de Borst, Gerjan Navis, Morris Swertz, Yongmei Liu, Kurt Lohman, Ruth J F Loos, Yingchang Lu, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Mark A McEvoy, Christa Meisinger, Thomas Meitinger, Andres Metspalu, Marie Metzger, Evelin Mihailov, Paul Mitchell, Matthias Nauck, Albertine J Oldehinkel, Matthias Olden, Brenda Wjh Penninx, Giorgio Pistis, Peter P Pramstaller, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Olli T Raitakari, Rainer Rettig, Paul M Ridker, Fernando Rivadeneira, Antonietta Robino, Sylvia E Rosas, Douglas Ruderfer, Daniela Ruggiero, Yasaman Saba, Cinzia Sala, Helena Schmidt, Reinhold Schmidt, Rodney J Scott, Sanaz Sedaghat, Albert V Smith, Rossella Sorice, Benedicte Stengel, Sylvia Stracke, Konstantin Strauch, Daniela Toniolo, Andre G Uitterlinden, Sheila Ulivi, Jorma S Viikari, Uwe Völker, Peter Vollenweider, Henry Völzke, Dragana Vuckovic, Melanie Waldenberger, Jie Jin Wang, Qiong Yang, Daniel I Chasman, Gerard Tromp, Harold Snieder, Iris M Heid, Caroline S Fox, Anna Köttgen, Cristian Pattaro, Carsten A Böger, Christian Fuchsberger
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep45040.
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546694/cannula-associated-ocular-injuries-during-cataract-surgery-a-preventable-intraoperative-complication
#6
Darren Shu Jeng Ting, Chrisjan Dees, Christine Ellerton
Although rare, inadvertently dislodged cannula can occur during cataract surgery. We report two cases of cannula-associated ocular injury during stromal hydration of the main corneal incision despite the use of Luer-lock syringes. Case 1 suffered from an initially occult intraocular injury which led to a delayed presentation of vitreous prolapsing into the anterior chamber, presumed posterior capsular rupture, vitreous hemorrhage, and multiple retinal tears, which required a three-port pars plana vitrectomy and cryotherapy...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545590/effect-of-climatic-variability-on-malaria-trends-in-baringo-county-kenya
#7
Edwin K Kipruto, Alfred O Ochieng, Douglas N Anyona, Macrae Mbalanya, Edna N Mutua, Daniel Onguru, Isaac K Nyamongo, Benson B A Estambale
BACKGROUND: Malaria transmission in arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya such as Baringo County, is seasonal and often influenced by climatic factors. Unravelling the relationship between climate variables and malaria transmission dynamics is therefore instrumental in developing effective malaria control strategies. The main aim of this study was to describe the effects of variability of rainfall, maximum temperature and vegetation indices on seasonal trends of malaria in selected health facilities within Baringo County, Kenya...
May 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544606/effects-of-tooth-storage-media-on-periodontal-ligament-preservation
#8
Md Riasat Hasan, Hiroaki Takebe, Nazmus Shalehin, Nobuko Obara, Takashi Saito, Kazuharu Irie
BACKGROUND / AIMS: An easily available tooth storage medium is required to preserve a tooth after avulsion. Milk and Hank's balanced salt solution (HBSS) are recommended as tooth storage media, and egg white is also reported to be comparable with milk. The aim of the present study was to histologically and immunohistochemically evaluate the effect of different tooth storage media on the periodontal ligament (PDL) of extracted teeth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This experiment used HBSS, milk and egg white as tooth storage media...
May 24, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544110/waardenburg-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-inherited-neuropathy-due-to-sox10-mutation
#9
Petya Bogdanova-Mihaylova, Michael D Alexander, Raymond Pj Murphy, Sinéad M Murphy
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a rare disorder comprising sensorineural deafness and pigmentation abnormalities. Four distinct subtypes are defined based on the presence or absence of additional symptoms. Mutations in six genes have been described in WS. SOX10 mutations are usually associated with a more severe phenotype of WS with peripheral demyelinating neuropathy, central dysmyelinating leukodystrophy and Hirschsprung disease. Here we report a 32 year-old man with a novel heterozygous missense variant in SOX10 gene, who presented with congenital deafness, Hirschsprung disease, iris heterochromia, foot deformity and intermediate conduction velocity length-dependent sensorimotor neuropathy...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543354/genotype-phenotype-relationship-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-ii-predictive-power-of-ids-variants-for-the-neuronopathic-phenotype
#10
Audrey A M Vollebregt, Marianne Hoogeveen-Westerveld, Marian A Kroos, Esmee Oussoren, Iris Plug, George J Ruijter, Ans T van der Ploeg, W W M Pim Pijnappel
AIM: Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) is caused by variants in the iduronate-2-sulphatase gene (IDS). Patients can be either neuronopathic with intellectual disability, or non-neuronopathic. Few studies have reported on the IDS genotype-phenotype relationship and on the molecular effects involved. We addressed this in a cohort study of Dutch patients with MPS II. METHOD: Intellectual performance was assessed for school performance, behaviour, and intelligence...
May 25, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543181/loss-of-l-selectin-guided-cd8-but-not-cd4-cells-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-steatotic-liver
#11
Vasantha L Kolachala, Sirish Palle, Ming Shen, Alayna Feng, Dmitry Shayakhmetov, Nitika A Gupta
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Steatotic liver responds with increased hepatocellular injury when exposed to an ischemic-reperfusion insult. Increasing evidence supports the role of immune cells as key mediators of this injury in a normal (lean) state, but data about their role in a steatotic liver are practically non-existent. The objective of the current study was to delineate contribution of specific phenotypes of T cells and adhesion molecules in exacerbated cell death in steatotic liver injury...
May 20, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543106/the-concept-of-triple-wavefront-fusion-during-biventricular-pacing-using-the-egm-to-produce-the-best-acute-hemodynamic-improvement-in-crt
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Iris A H Ter Horst, Margot D Bogaard, Anton E Tuinenburg, Thomas P Mast, Teun P de Boer, Pieter A Doevendans, Mathias Meine
BACKGROUND: Previous reports suggest that Biventricular pacing (BiVp) fused with intrinsic conduction (BiVp-fusion, triple wavefront fusion) is associated with improved resynchronization compared to pure-BiVp in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). This study aimed to assess the association between acute hemodynamic benefit of CRT and signs of BiVp-fusion by using a novel EGM-based method. METHODS: In 17 patients undergoing CRT implantation, 28 combinations of atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular (VV) delays were applied while invasively measuring acute hemodynamic response based on maximum rate of LV pressure rise (LV dP/dtmax ) to assess optimal BiVp settings...
May 23, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542344/dynamic-changes-of-anterior-segment-in-patients-with-different-stages-of-primary-angle-closure-in-both-eyes-and-normal-subjects
#13
Jialiu Lin, Zhonghao Wang, Chuchen Chung, Jianan Xu, Miaomiao Dai, Jingjing Huang
PURPOSE: To compare changes in anterior segment parameters under light and dark (light-to-dark) conditions among eyes with chronic primary angle-closure glaucoma (CPACG), fellow eyes with confirmed or suspect primary angle-closure (PAC or PACS), and age-matched healthy eyes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with CPACG in one eye and PAC/PACS in the fellow eye, as well as age-matched healthy subjects were recruited. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography measurements were conducted under light and dark conditions, and anterior chamber, lens, and iris parameters compared...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542034/dopamine-d2-receptor-affinity-of-antipsychotics-in-relation-to-subjective-well-being-in-patients-with-a-psychotic-disorder
#14
Iris E de Wit, Floor A van Dijk, Carin J Meijer, Mirjam J van Tricht, Lieuwe de Haan
Dopamine D2-receptor blockade by antipsychotic medication reduces psychotic symptoms, but may reduce subjective well-being. The current study aims to further explore the relation between dopamine D2-receptor affinity and subjective well-being within a large sample of patients with psychotic disorders. Patients participated in a longitudinal naturalistic cohort study: the Genetic Risk and Outcome of Psychosis (GROUP) study. Three groups of antipsychotic medication were created on the basis of their affinity for the D2-receptor: (i) loose or partial agonistic binding, (ii) moderate binding, and (iii) tight binding...
May 24, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541267/choroidal-melanoma-sector-melanocytosis-and-retinal-pigment-epithelial-microdetachments-in-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
#15
Charlotte L Marous, Molly R Marous, R Joel Welch, Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome (BHDS) is a rare autosomal dominant condition that can predispose patients to numerous cutaneous fibrofolliculomas and other cutaneous lesions, pulmonary cysts with spontaneous pneumothorax, and multifocal renal tumors and cancer. The genetic mutations responsible for BHDS are related to tumor suppression and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Previous reports of the ocular findings in BHDS include eyelid fibrofolliculomas, "flecked chorioretinopathy," and one report of choroidal melanoma...
May 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540695/pediatric-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction-benefit-of-a-combined-therapeutic-approach
#16
Miloš Fischer, Iris-Susanne Horn, Mathias Otto, Mandy Pirlich, Andreas Dietz, Christian Mozet
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PNDO) requires therapeutic intervention after conservative procedures failed. As resilient treatment guidelines for the treatment are missing, the aim of this study was to evaluate the advantages of two different intervention techniques in children with PNDO. METHODS: Between January, 2006 and June, 2014, 233 children (0-208 months) were treated either with conventional probing by ophthalmologists only (Group I) or with endonasal endoscopic interdisciplinary approach (Group II)...
May 24, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540467/multiple-bile-duct-hamartomas
#17
Giovanni Varotti, Federica Grillo, Iris Fontana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539928/harvest-time-optimization-for-combustion-quality-of-different-miscanthus-genotypes-across-europe
#18
Yasir Iqbal, Andreas Kiesel, Moritz Wagner, Christopher Nunn, Olena Kalinina, Astley F S J Hastings, John C Clifton-Brown, Iris Lewandowski
Delayed harvest can improve the quality of miscanthus biomass for combustion and enhance the long-term sustainability of the crop, despite accompanying yield losses. The aim of this study is to identify the optimal harvesting time, which can deliver improved biomass quality for combustion of novel miscanthus genotypes at various sites across Europe, without high yield losses and without compromising their environmental performance. The relevant field trials were established as part of the European project OPTIMISC with 15 genotypes at six sites across Europe...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539397/variations-on-a-theme-species-differences-in-synaptic-connectivity-do-not-predict-central-pattern-generator-activity
#19
Charuni A Gunaratne, Akira Sakurai, Paul S Katz
A fundamental question in comparative neuroethology is the extent to which synaptic wiring determines behavior versus the extent to which it is constrained by phylogeny. We investigated this by examining the connectivity and activity of homologous neurons in different species. Melibe leonina and Dendronotus iris (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia) have homologous neurons and exhibit homologous swimming behaviors consisting of alternating left-right (LR) whole body flexions. Yet, a homologous interneuron (Si1) differs between the two species in its participation in the swim motor pattern (SMP) and synaptic connectivity...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539382/il233-a-novel-il-2-and-il-33-hybrid-cytokine-ameliorates-renal-injury
#20
Marta E Stremska, Sheethal Jose, Vikram Sabapathy, Liping Huang, Amandeep Bajwa, Gilbert R Kinsey, Poonam R Sharma, Saleh Mohammad, Diane L Rosin, Mark D Okusa, Rahul Sharma
CD4(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) protect the kidney during AKI. We previously found that IL-2, which is critical for Treg homeostasis, upregulates the IL-33 receptor (ST2) on CD4(+) T cells, thus we hypothesized that IL-2 and IL-33 cooperate to enhance Treg function. We found that a major subset of Tregs in mice express ST2, and coinjection of IL-2 and IL-33 increased the number of Tregs in lymphoid organs and protected mice from ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) more efficiently than either cytokine alone...
May 24, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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