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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432578/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-rise-a-community-based-culturally-congruent-adherence-intervention-for-black-americans-living-with-hiv
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Laura M Bogart, Matt G Mutchler, Bryce McDavitt, David J Klein, William E Cunningham, Kathy J Goggin, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, Nikki Rachal, Kelsey A Nogg, Glenn J Wagner
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based HIV treatment adherence interventions have typically shown medium-sized effects on adherence. Prior evidence-based HIV treatment adherence interventions have not been culturally adapted specifically for Black/African Americans, the population most affected by HIV disparities in the USA, who exhibit lower adherence than do members of other racial/ethnic groups. PURPOSE: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of Rise, a 6-month culturally congruent adherence counseling intervention for HIV-positive Black men and women...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429645/homestead-food-production-and-maternal-and-child-dietary-diversity-in-nepal-variations-in-association-by-season-and-agroecological-zone
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Bishnu Dulal, Gary Mundy, Rojee Sawal, Pooja Pandey Rana, Kenda Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Suaahara, a large-scale integrated program, aimed to improve diets and nutritional status among women and children, in part by facilitating enhanced homestead food production (EHFP). OBJECTIVE: This study examines associations between EHFP and maternal and child dietary diversity and variations by season and agroecological zone (AEZ): mountains and terai. METHODS: We used data from household monitoring surveys (n = 2101 mothers; n = 994 children, 6-23 months), which included a 7-day dietary recall and maternal report on participation in 5 EHFP activities-received vegetable seeds, chicks, and technical support and participated in training and EHFP groups...
January 1, 2017: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428211/imaging-manifestations-of-pseudoprogression-in-metastatic-melanoma-nodes-injected-with-talimogene-laherparepvec-initial-experience
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C Zamora, M Lopez, F Cunningham, F Collichio, M Castillo
Talimogene laherparepvec is an oncolytic virus recently approved for targeted treatment of advanced melanoma. Because of an inflammatory reaction, treated lesions may increase in size and develop infiltrative margins that can be construed as disease progression or extracapsular spread. In this report, we describe our initial experience imaging the response of metastatic nodes injected with talimogene laherparepvec. Six of 12 nodes (50%) showed growth from baseline followed by decreased size, 5 of 12 nodes (42%) showed a downward size trend, and 1 node showed continued increase in size...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427428/quality-issues-with-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-test-accessories-and-buffer-packaging-findings-from-a-5-country-private-sector-project-in-africa
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Steven A Harvey, Sandra Incardona, Nina Martin, Cristina Lussiana, Elizabeth Streat, Stephanie Dolan, Nora Champouillon, Daniel J Kyabayinze, Robert Mugerwa, Grace Nakanwagi, Nancy Njoki, Ratsimandisa Rova, Jane Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Use of antigen-detecting malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) has increased exponentially over the last decade. WHO's Global Malaria Programme, FIND, and other collaborators have established a quality assurance scheme to guide product selection, lot verification, transport, storage, and training procedures. Recent concerns over the quality of buffer packaging and test accessories suggest a need to include these items in product assessments. This paper describes quality problems with buffer and accessories encountered in a project promoting private sector RDT use in five African countries and suggests steps to avoid or more rapidly identify and resolve such problems...
April 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426859/in-memoriam-suzie-cunningham-tindall-md-1944-to-2016
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Daniel L Barrow, Gerald E Rodts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423965/historical-mitochondrial-diversity-in-african-leopards-panthera-pardus-revealed-by-archival-museum-specimens
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Corey Anco, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, Philipp Henschel, Seth W Cunningham, George Amato, Evon Hekkala
Once found throughout Africa and Eurasia, the leopard (Panthera pardus) was recently uplisted from Near Threatened to Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Historically, more than 50% of the leopard's global range occurred in continental Africa, yet sampling from this part of the species' distribution is only sparsely represented in prior studies examining patterns of genetic variation at the continental or global level. Broad sampling to determine baseline patterns of genetic variation throughout the leopard's historical distribution is important, as these measures are currently used by the IUCN to direct conservation priorities and management plans...
April 19, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423838/computable-information-governance-contracts
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James Cunningham, Gary Leeming, John Ainsworth
The risks of relinquishing control of electronic healthcare data for re-use in research are mitigated by the use of data sharing agreements and information governance procedures. These exist as legal, or quasi-legal, textual documents exchanged between data owners. Their existence outside of the digital realm leads to a situation where breaches of an agreement can only be detected and acted on post-hoc. We introduce the design of a system of computable contracts, specified formally, that can enforce the rules of data sharing agreements within the bounds of electronic health care systems...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423727/paclitaxel-synergizes-with-exposure-time-adjusted-cd22-targeting-immunotoxins-against-b-cell-malignancies
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Fabian Müller, Stephanie Stookey, Tyler Cunningham, Ira Pastan
CD22-targeted recombinant immunotoxins (rIT) are active in hairy cell leukemia or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but not in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) patients. The goal was to enhance rIT efficacy in vivo and to define a strong combination treatment. Activity of Moxetumomab pasudotox (Moxe) and LR combined with paclitaxel was tested against MCL cell lines in vitro and as bolus doses or continuous infusion in xenograft models. In the KOPN-8 ALL xenograft, Moxe or paclitaxel alone was active, but all mice died from leukemia; when combined, 60% of the mice achieved a sustained complete remission...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423460/individual-and-neighborhood-characteristics-of-children-seeking-emergency-department-care-for-firearm-injuries-within-the-pecarn-network
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Patrick M Carter, Lawrence J Cook, Michelle L Macy, Mark R Zonfrillo, Rachel M Stanley, James M Chamberlain, Joel A Fein, Elizabeth R Alpern, Rebecca Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of children seeking emergency care for firearm injuries within the PECARN network, and assess the influence of both individual and neighborhood factors on firearm-related injury risk. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter cross-sectional analysis of children (<19-years-old) presenting to 16 pediatric EDs (2004-2008). ICD-9-CM E-codes were used to identify and categorize firearm injuries by mechanism/intent. Neighborhood variables were derived from home address data...
April 19, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423358/characterization-of-fusion-genes-in-common-and-rare-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-histologic-subtypes
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Madalene A Earp, Rama Raghavan, Qian Li, Junqiang Dai, Stacey J Winham, Julie M Cunningham, Yanina Natanzon, Kimberly R Kalli, Xiaonan Hou, S John Weroha, Paul Haluska, Kate Lawrenson, Simon A Gayther, Chen Wang, Ellen L Goode, Brooke L Fridley
Gene fusions play a critical role in some cancers and can serve as important clinical targets. In epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), the contribution of fusions, especially by histological type, is unclear. We therefore screened for recurrent fusions in a histologically diverse panel of 220 EOCs using RNA sequencing. The Pipeline for RNA-Sequencing Data Analysis (PRADA) was used to identify fusions and allow for comparison with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) tumors. Associations between fusions and clinical prognosis were evaluated using Cox proportional hazards regression models...
April 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423019/design-synthesis-and-structure-activity-relationship-study-of-wollamide-b-a-new-potential-anti-tb-agent
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Henok Asfaw, Katja Laqua, Anna Maria Walkowska, Fraser Cunningham, Maria Santos Martinez-Martinez, Juan Carlos Cuevas-Zurita, Lluís Ballell-Pages, Peter Imming
Wollamide B is a cationic antimycobacterial cyclohexapeptide that exhibits activity against Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) (IC50 of 3.1 μM). Aiming to define its structural activity relationship (SAR), optimizing potency and pharmacokinetic properties, libraries of analogues were synthesized following a standard Fmoc-based solid phase peptide synthesis approach. The antimycobacterial activities of wollamide B and all the synthesized analogues were tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) H37Rv. Parallely, in vitro drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic (ADME) profiling was done for the synthesized compounds to evaluate their drug likeness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420558/maternal-medical-complexity-impact-on-prenatal-health-care-spending-among-women-at-low-risk-for-cesarean-section
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Shayna D Cunningham, Carolina Herrera, Ifeyinwa E Udo, Katy B Kozhimannil, Eric Barrette, Urania Magriples, Jeannette R Ickovics
BACKGROUND: Obstetric procedures are among the most expensive health care services, yet relatively little is known about health care spending among pregnant women, particularly the commercially-insured. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association between maternal medical complexity, as a result of having one or more comorbid conditions, and health care spending during the prenatal period among a national sample of 95,663 commercially-insured women at low risk for cesarean delivery...
April 15, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417475/the-role-of-early-gestation-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-fetal-anatomy-in-maternal-obesity
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Letty Romary, Elena Sinkovskaya, Sabrina Ali, Tina D Cunningham, Shannon Marwitz, Aimee Heeze, Lindsey Herlands, Lea Porche, Jennifer Philips, Alfred Abuhamad
OBJECTIVES: The 2012 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health fetal imaging consensus suggested that fetal anatomy ultrasound in obese pregnancies be performed at 20 to 22 weeks, with follow-up in 2 to 4 weeks if anatomy is incomplete. It was postulated that imaging in early gestation may improve visualization, although no prospective trials had been done to date. METHODS: We performed a prospective longitudinal blinded trial comparing an early gestation ultrasound (13 + 0 to 15 + 6 weeks) with the traditional second-trimester ultrasound for completion of the fetal anatomy survey in obese patients...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416112/flexibility-and-design-conformational-heterogeneity-along-the-evolutionary-trajectory-of-a-redesigned-ubiquitin
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Justin T Biel, Michael C Thompson, Christian N Cunningham, Jacob E Corn, James S Fraser
Although protein design has been used to introduce new functions, designed variants generally only function as well as natural proteins after rounds of laboratory evolution. One possibility for this pattern is that designed mutants frequently sample nonfunctional conformations. To test this idea, we exploited advances in multiconformer modeling of room-temperature X-ray data collection on redesigned ubiquitin variants selected for increasing binding affinity to the deubiquitinase USP7. Initial core mutations disrupt natural packing and lead to increased flexibility...
April 12, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414613/sympathetic-ophthalmia
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Emmett T Cunningham, Dara Kilmartin, Mamta Agarwal, Manfred Zierhut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414422/synthesis-and-structure-activity-relationships-of-tool-compounds-based-on-way163909-a-5-ht2c-receptor-agonist
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Ying-Chu Chen, Rachel M Hartley, Noelle C Anastasio, Kathryn A Cunningham, Scott R Gilbertson
The development of probe molecules that can be used to investigate G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) pharmacology, trafficking, and relationship with other GPCRs is an important and growing area of research. Here, we report the synthesis of analogues of the known selective serotonin (5-HT) 5-HT2C receptor (5-HT2CR) agonist WAY163909 which were designed to allow for the attachment of a second ligand, signaling or reporter molecules, as well as immobilization agents to the parent molecule with the maintenance of agonist activity...
April 19, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414020/modifying-alcohol-consumption-to-reduce-obesity-macro-development-and-feasibility-trial-of-a-complex-community-based-intervention-for-men
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Iain K Crombie, Kathryn B Cunningham, Linda Irvine, Brian Williams, Falko F Sniehotta, John Norrie, Ambrose Melson, Claire Jones, Andrew Briggs, Peter M Rice, Marcus Achison, Andrew McKenzie, Elena Dimova, Peter W Slane
BACKGROUND: Obese men who consume alcohol are at a greatly increased risk of liver disease; those who drink > 14 units of alcohol per week have a 19-fold increased risk of dying from liver disease. OBJECTIVES: To develop an intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in obese men and to assess the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to investigate its effectiveness. DESIGN OF THE INTERVENTION: The intervention was developed using formative research, public involvement and behaviour change theory...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412968/interleukin-1-primes-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-towards-an-anti-inflammatory-and-pro-trophic-phenotype-in-vitro
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Elena Redondo-Castro, Catriona Cunningham, Jonjo Miller, Licia Martuscelli, Sarah Aoulad-Ali, Nancy J Rothwell, Cay M Kielty, Stuart M Allan, Emmanuel Pinteaux
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is a key contributor to central nervous system (CNS) injury such as stroke, and is a major target for therapeutic intervention. Effective treatments for CNS injuries are limited and applicable to only a minority of patients. Stem cell-based therapies are increasingly considered for the treatment of CNS disease, because they can be used as in-situ regulators of inflammation, and improve tissue repair and recovery. One promising option is the use of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can secrete anti-inflammatory and trophic factors, can migrate towards inflamed and injured sites or can be implanted locally...
April 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411160/life-on-the-rocks-multilocus-phylogeography-of-rock-hyrax-procavia-capensis-from-southern-africa
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K Amanda Maswanganye, Michael J Cunningham, Nigel C Bennett, Christian T Chimimba, Paulette Bloomer
Understanding the role of geography and climatic cycles in determining patterns of biodiversity is important in comparative and evolutionary biology and conservation. We studied the phylogeographic pattern and historical demography of a rock-dwelling small mammal species from southern Africa, the rock hyrax Procavia capensis. Using a multilocus coalescent approach, we assessed the influence of strong habitat dependence and fluctuating regional climates on genetic diversity. We sequenced a mitochondrial gene (cytochrome b) and two nuclear introns (AP5, PRKC1) supplemented with microsatellite genotyping, in order to assess evolutionary processes over multiple temporal scales...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409360/voices-from-flint-community-perceptions-of-the-flint-water-crisis
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Nia Jeneé Heard-Garris, Jessica Roche, Patrick Carter, Mahshid Abir, Maureen Walton, Marc Zimmerman, Rebecca Cunningham
We describe the self-reported socioeconomic and health impacts, as well as the coping mechanisms employed by a drug-using cohort of adults during the Flint water crisis (FWC) in Flint, Michigan. Participants from an ongoing longitudinal Emergency Department study were contacted between April 2016 and July 2016 and completed a survey focusing on exposure, consequences, and coping strategies. One hundred thirty-three participants (mean age = 26, 65% African-American, 61% public assistance) completed the survey (37...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
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