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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453975/synaptic-plasticity-in-dendrites-complications-and-coping-strategies
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REVIEW
Bartlett W Mel, Jackie Schiller, Panayiota Poirazi
The elaborate morphology, nonlinear membrane mechanisms and spatiotemporally varying synaptic activation patterns of dendrites complicate the expression, compartmentalization and modulation of synaptic plasticity. To grapple with this complexity, we start with the observation that neurons in different brain areas face markedly different learning problems, and dendrites of different neuron types contribute to the cell's input-output function in markedly different ways. By committing to specific assumptions regarding a neuron's learning problem and its input-output function, specific inferences can be drawn regarding the synaptic plasticity mechanisms and outcomes that we 'ought' to expect for that neuron...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453602/theory-of-mind-and-executive-functioning-following-stroke
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Jackie Hamilton, Bogna Radlak, Paul G Morris, Louise H Phillips
Objective: Cognitive deficits following stroke are well documented, but less is known about problems with social skills such as understanding others' thoughts and feelings. This study investigated the effect of stroke on a visual-affective measure of social understanding: the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test (RMET). The aims were to investigate whether right hemisphere stroke was particularly detrimental to this aspect of Theory of Mind (ToM), and investigate the relationship between ToM ability and executive function following stroke...
April 27, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449495/laser-resection-of-pulmonary-nodule-via-uniportal-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Calvin S H Ng, Freddie Capili, Ze-Rui Zhao, Peter S Y Yu, Jacky Y K Ho, Rainbow W H Lau
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lung wedge resection usually requires three devices, thoracoscope, lung retracting instrument and an endo-stapler cutter to perform the procedure. With advances in miniaturization of the thoracoscope and lung retracting instruments, a major limitation to operating through a smaller uniportal incision has become the endo-stapler. We describe the surgical technique for uniportal VATS laser lung resection which uses a much narrower laser catheter device to replace the endo-stapler for resection...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448241/prediction-of-breast-and-prostate-cancer-risks-in-male-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers-using-polygenic-risk-scores
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Julie Lecarpentier, Valentina Silvestri, Karoline B Kuchenbaecker, Daniel Barrowdale, Joe Dennis, Lesley McGuffog, Penny Soucy, Goska Leslie, Piera Rizzolo, Anna Sara Navazio, Virginia Valentini, Veronica Zelli, Andrew Lee, Ali Amin Al Olama, Jonathan P Tyrer, Melissa Southey, Esther M John, Thomas A Conner, David E Goldgar, Saundra S Buys, Ramunas Janavicius, Linda Steele, Yuan Chun Ding, Susan L Neuhausen, Thomas V O Hansen, Ana Osorio, Jeffrey N Weitzel, Angela Toss, Veronica Medici, Laura Cortesi, Ines Zanna, Domenico Palli, Paolo Radice, Siranoush Manoukian, Bernard Peissel, Jacopo Azzollini, Alessandra Viel, Giulia Cini, Giuseppe Damante, Stefania Tommasi, Paolo Peterlongo, Florentia Fostira, Ute Hamann, D Gareth Evans, Alex Henderson, Carole Brewer, Diana Eccles, Jackie Cook, Kai-Ren Ong, Lisa Walker, Lucy E Side, Mary E Porteous, Rosemarie Davidson, Shirley Hodgson, Debra Frost, Julian Adlard, Louise Izatt, Ros Eeles, Steve Ellis, Marc Tischkowitz, Andrew K Godwin, Alfons Meindl, Andrea Gehrig, Bernd Dworniczak, Christian Sutter, Christoph Engel, Dieter Niederacher, Doris Steinemann, Eric Hahnen, Jan Hauke, Kerstin Rhiem, Karin Kast, Norbert Arnold, Nina Ditsch, Shan Wang-Gohrke, Barbara Wappenschmidt, Dorothea Wand, Christine Lasset, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Muriel Belotti, Francesca Damiola, Laure Barjhoux, Sylvie Mazoyer, Mattias Van Heetvelde, Bruce Poppe, Kim De Leeneer, Kathleen B M Claes, Miguel de la Hoya, Vanesa Garcia-Barberan, Trinidad Caldes, Pedro Perez Segura, Johanna I Kiiski, Kristiina Aittomäki, Sofia Khan, Heli Nevanlinna, Christi J van Asperen, Tibor Vaszko, Miklos Kasler, Edith Olah, Judith Balmaña, Sara Gutiérrez-Enríquez, Orland Diez, Alex Teulé, Angel Izquierdo, Esther Darder, Joan Brunet, Jesús Del Valle, Lidia Feliubadalo, Miquel Angel Pujana, Conxi Lazaro, Adalgeir Arason, Bjarni A Agnarsson, Oskar Th Johannsson, Rosa B Barkardottir, Elisa Alducci, Silvia Tognazzo, Marco Montagna, Manuel R Teixeira, Pedro Pinto, Amanda B Spurdle, Helene Holland, Jong Won Lee, Min Hyuk Lee, Jihyoun Lee, Sung-Won Kim, Eunyoung Kang, Zisun Kim, Priyanka Sharma, Timothy R Rebbeck, Joseph Vijai, Mark Robson, Anne Lincoln, Jacob Musinsky, Pragna Gaddam, Yen Y Tan, Andreas Berger, Christian F Singer, Jennifer T Loud, Mark H Greene, Anna Marie Mulligan, Gord Glendon, Irene L Andrulis, Amanda Ewart Toland, Leigha Senter, Anders Bojesen, Henriette Roed Nielsen, Anne-Bine Skytte, Lone Sunde, Uffe Birk Jensen, Inge Sokilde Pedersen, Lotte Krogh, Torben A Kruse, Maria A Caligo, Sook-Yee Yoon, Soo-Hwang Teo, Anna von Wachenfeldt, Dezheng Huo, Sarah M Nielsen, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Katherine L Nathanson, Susan M Domchek, Christa Lorenchick, Rachel C Jankowitz, Ian Campbell, Paul James, Gillian Mitchell, Nick Orr, Sue Kyung Park, Mads Thomassen, Kenneth Offit, Fergus J Couch, Jacques Simard, Douglas F Easton, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Rita K Schmutzler, Antonis C Antoniou, Laura Ottini
Purpose BRCA1/2 mutations increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer in men. Common genetic variants modify cancer risks for female carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations. We investigated-for the first time to our knowledge-associations of common genetic variants with breast and prostate cancer risks for male carriers of BRCA1/ 2 mutations and implications for cancer risk prediction. Materials and Methods We genotyped 1,802 male carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations from the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 by using the custom Illumina OncoArray...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446138/assessing-the-complexity-of-interventions-within-systematic-reviews-development-content-and-use-of-a-new-tool-icat_sr
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Simon Lewin, Maggie Hendry, Jackie Chandler, Andrew D Oxman, Susan Michie, Sasha Shepperd, Barnaby C Reeves, Peter Tugwell, Karin Hannes, Eva A Rehfuess, Vivien Welch, Joanne E Mckenzie, Belinda Burford, Jennifer Petkovic, Laurie M Anderson, Janet Harris, Jane Noyes
BACKGROUND: Health interventions fall along a spectrum from simple to more complex. There is wide interest in methods for reviewing 'complex interventions', but few transparent approaches for assessing intervention complexity in systematic reviews. Such assessments may assist review authors in, for example, systematically describing interventions and developing logic models. This paper describes the development and application of the intervention Complexity Assessment Tool for Systematic Reviews (iCAT_SR), a new tool to assess and categorise levels of intervention complexity in systematic reviews...
April 26, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442757/comparison-of-circulating-tumour-cells-and-circulating-cell-free-epstein-barr-virus-dna-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Jess Honganh Vo, Wen Long Nei, Min Hu, Wai Min Phyo, Fuqiang Wang, Kam Weng Fong, Terence Tan, Yoke Lim Soong, Shie Lee Cheah, Kiattisa Sommat, Huiyu Low, Belinda Ling, Johnson Ng, Wan Loo Tan, Kian Sing Chan, Lynette Oon, Jackie Y Ying, Min-Han Tan
Quantification of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is commonly used in clinical settings as a circulating biomarker in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but there has been no comparison with circulating tumour cells (CTCs). Our study aims to compare the performance of CTC enumeration against EBV cfDNA quantitation through digital PCR (dPCR) and quantitative PCR. 74 plasma samples from 46 NPC patients at baseline and one month after radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy were analysed...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442225/hypoglycaemia-and-brief-interventions-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Anita Keller-Senn, Geraldine Lee, Lorenz Imhof, Jackie Sturt
OBJECTIVE: For people with diabetes, severe hypoglycaemia is the most common reason for emergency service usage and emergency department (ED) presentations. Brief interventions (BI) are a recognised intervention strategy in the ED for other conditions but to date, they have not been applied to those with hypoglycemia. This review aims to identify components and outcomes of BI for people with diabetes mellitus to inform the development of BI in the ED. METHOD: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was undertaken in MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsychINFO and EMBASE...
April 22, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441571/negative-histology-with-surgically-treated-tubal-ectopic-pregnancies-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Linda Farahani, Anjita Sinha, Jilly Lloyd, Melissa Islam, Jackie A Ross
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcome of histological examinations of surgical specimens obtained from treatment of tubal ectopic pregnancy and to correlate with clinical findings, pre-operative ultrasound scans and the type of surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of 941 women diagnosed with a tubal ectopic pregnancy in the Early Pregnancy Unit and having surgical treatment at King's College Hospital, London. Clinical and ultrasound data had been entered contemporaneously on our electronic early pregnancy database and hospital clinical records over an 11year period from 2004 to 2014...
April 2, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440211/a-cluster-randomised-trial-cost-effectiveness-analysis-and-psychosocial-evaluation-of-insulin-pump-therapy-compared-with-multiple-injections-during-flexible-intensive-insulin-therapy-for-type-1-diabetes-the-repose-trial
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Simon Heller, David White, Ellen Lee, Julia Lawton, Daniel Pollard, Norman Waugh, Stephanie Amiel, Katharine Barnard, Anita Beckwith, Alan Brennan, Michael Campbell, Cindy Cooper, Munyaradzi Dimairo, Simon Dixon, Jackie Elliott, Mark Evans, Fiona Green, Gemma Hackney, Peter Hammond, Nina Hallowell, Alan Jaap, Brian Kennon, Jackie Kirkham, Robert Lindsay, Peter Mansell, Diana Papaioannou, David Rankin, Pamela Royle, W Henry Smithson, Carolin Taylor
BACKGROUND: Insulin is generally administered to people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) using multiple daily injections (MDIs), but can also be delivered using infusion pumps. In the UK, pumps are recommended for patients with the greatest need and adult use is less than in comparable countries. Previous trials have been small, of short duration and have failed to control for training in insulin adjustment. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pump therapy compared with MDI for adults with T1DM, with both groups receiving equivalent structured training in flexible insulin therapy...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439981/evolution-of-the-plasma-proteome-of-divers-before-and-after-a-single-scuba-dive
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Jacky Lautridou, Vianney Pichereau, Sébastien Artigaud, Benoit Bernay, Otto Barak, Ryan Hoiland, Andrew T Lovering, Ingrid Eftedal, Zeljko Dujic, François Guerrero
PURPOSE: Decompression sickness (DCS) is a poorly understood and complex systemic disease caused by inadequate desaturation following a reduction of ambient pressure. A previous proteomic study of ours showed that DCS occurrence but not diving was associated with changes in the plasma proteome in rats, including a dramatic decrease of abundance of the tetrameric form of Transthyretin (TTR). The present study aims to assess the impact on the human blood proteome of a dive inducing significant decompression stress but without inducing DCS symptoms...
April 25, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436316/first-in-man-experience-of-self-expanding-nitinol-stents-combined-with-drug-coated-balloon-in-the-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-occlusive-disease
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Bibombe Patrice Mwipatayi, Kalpa Perera, Ali Daneshmand, Rhys Daniel, Jackie Wong, Shannon D Thomas, Sally A Burrows
Purpose The present study aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of a drug-coated balloon inflated within a thin-strut self-expanding bare-metal stent in patients with severe and complex femoropopliteal occlusive disease. Methods This prospective study used the Pulsar-self-expanding stent and Passeo-18 Lux drug-coated balloon in patients with severe and complex femoropopliteal occlusive disease. The primary endpoint was the 12-month primary patency, and the secondary endpoints included 24-month primary patency, assisted primary patency, secondary patency, and clinically associated target lesion revascularisation...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436222/influence-of-nitric-acid-on-the-helium-ion-radiolysis-of-aqueous-butanal-oxime-solutions
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Amaury Costagliola, Laurent Venault, Arnaud Deroche, Jackie Vermeulen, Florian Duval, Guillaume Blain, Johan Vandenborre, Massoud Fattahi-Vanani, Nicolas Vigier
Samples of butanal oxime in aqueous nitric acid solutions have been irradiated with the helium ion (4He2+) beam of the CEMHTI (Orléans, France) cyclotrons. The consumption yield of butanal oxime has been measured by gas-chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. Gaseous products (mainly H2 and N2O) have also been monitored by micro gas-chromatography. Yields of liquid phase products (hydrogen peroxide and nitrous acid) have been determined by colorimetric methods. The influence of nitric acid on the radiation chemical behavior of butanal oxime depends on the nitric acid concentration...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436083/the-added-value-of-world-views-over-self-views-predicting-modest-behaviour-in-eastern-and-western-cultures
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Sylvia Xiaohua Chen, Jacky C K Ng, Emma E Buchtel, Yanjun Guan, Hong Deng, Michael Harris Bond
Personality research has been focused on different aspects of the self, including traits, attitudes, beliefs, goals, and motivation. These aspects of the self are used to explain and predict social behaviour. The present research assessed generalized beliefs about the world, termed 'social axioms' (Leung et al., ), and examined their additive power over beliefs about the self in explaining a communal behaviour, that is, modesty. Three studies predicted reported modest behaviour among Mainland Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, East Asian Canadians, and European Canadians...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435304/comparative-effectiveness-of-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-treated-with-glp-1-receptor-agonists-a-network-meta-analysis-of-placebo-controlled-and-active-comparator-trials
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Michelle E Orme, Hiep Nguyen, Jackie Y Lu, Susan A Thomas
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies of patients with type 2 diabetes show that GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) improve glycemic control and promote weight loss. We conducted a Bayesian network meta-analysis (NMA) of placebo- and active-controlled randomized trials to assess the comparative effectiveness of liraglutide, albiglutide, dulaglutide, and exenatide twice daily and once weekly, with a focus on glycemic control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library (up to December 2014) for core registration programs for US-approved GLP-1 RAs...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431979/past-exposure-to-fruit-and-vegetable-variety-moderates-the-link-between-fungiform-papillae-density-and-current-variety-of-fv-consumed-by-children
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Anna Fogel, Jackie Blissett
Higher fungiform papillae density (FPD) has been associated with lower taste sensitivity thresholds and greater perceived taste intensity along with consumption of fewer fruit and vegetables (FV). Children exposed to greater variety of FV tend to habitually consume more FV, however, it is unknown whether exposure effects are attenuated by individual differences in FPD or whether these effects vary according to sensory properties of FV. This study examined the links between children's FPD, current variety of FV consumed, and past experiences with variety of fruit and vegetables...
April 18, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431115/spatial-distribution-of-falciparum-malaria-infections-in-zanzibar-implications-for-focal-drug-administration-strategies-targeting-asymptomatic-parasite-carriers
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Anders Björkman, Jackie Cook, Hugh Sturrock, Mwinyi Msellem, Abdullah Ali, Weiping Xu, Fabrizio Molteni, Roly Gosling, Chris Drakeley, Andreas Mårtensson
Background.: Optimal use of mass/targeted screen-and-treat or mass or focal drug administration as malaria elimination strategies remains unclear. We therefore studied spatial distribution of Plasmodium falciparum infections to compare simulated effects of these strategies on reducing the parasite reservoir in a pre-elimination setting. Methods.: P. falciparum rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and molecular (polymerase chain reaction [PCR]) and serological (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) analyses were performed on finger-prick blood samples from a population-based survey in 3 adjacent communities...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425930/the-peculiar-glycolytic-pathway-in-hyperthermophylic-archaea-understanding-its-whims-by-experimentation-in-silico
#17
Yanfei Zhang, Theresa Kouril, Jacky L Snoep, Bettina Siebers, Matteo Barberis, Hans V Westerhoff
Mathematical models are key to systems biology where they typically describe the topology and dynamics of biological networks, listing biochemical entities and their relationships with one another. Some (hyper)thermophilic Archaea contain an enzyme, called non-phosphorylating glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPN), which catalyzes the direct oxidation of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate to 3-phosphoglycerate omitting adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) formation by substrate-level-phosphorylation via phosphoglycerate kinase...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418293/insecticide-treated-nets-and-protection-against-insecticide-resistant-malaria-vectors-in-western-kenya
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Eric Ochomo, Mercy Chahilu, Jackie Cook, Teresa Kinyari, Nabie M Bayoh, Philippa West, Luna Kamau, Aggrey Osangale, Maurice Ombok, Kiambo Njagi, Evan Mathenge, Lawrence Muthami, Krishanthi Subramaniam, Tessa Knox, Abraham Mnavaza, Martin James Donnelly, Immo Kleinschmidt, Charles Mbogo
Insecticide resistance might reduce the efficacy of malaria vector control. In 2013 and 2014, malaria vectors from 50 villages, of varying pyrethroid resistance, in western Kenya were assayed for resistance to deltamethrin. Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLIN) were distributed to households at universal coverage. Children were recruited into 2 cohorts, cleared of malaria-causing parasites, and tested every 2 weeks for reinfection. Infection incidence rates for the 2 cohorts were 2.2 (95% CI 1.9-2.5) infections/person-year and 2...
May 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418263/systematic-bias-in-predictions-of-new-drugs-budget-impact-analysis-of-a-sample-of-recent-us-drug-launches
#19
Michael S Broder, Jenelle M Zambrano, Jackie Lee, Richard S Marken
OBJECTIVE: Expectations about the budget impact of new drug launches may affect payer behavior and ultimately consumer costs. Therefore, we evaluated the accuracy of pre-launch US budget impact estimates for a sample of new drugs. METHODS: We searched for publicly available budget impact estimates made pre-launch for drugs approved in the US from 1(st) September 2010 to 1(st) September 2015 and compared them to actual sales. Accuracy was calculated as the ratio of pre-launch estimate to actual sales...
April 18, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412874/effects-of-regulatory-support-services-on-institutional-review-board-turnaround-times
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Pankaja Desai, Priyanka Nasa, Jackie Soo, Cunhui Jia, Michael L Berbaum, James H Fischer, Timothy P Johnson
We evaluated how regulatory support services provided by University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Clinical and Translational Science may reduce Institutional Review Board (IRB) turnaround times. IRB applications were categorized by receipt of any regulatory support and amount of support received. Turnaround time included total turnaround time, time for IRB review, and time for investigators to modify protocols. There were no differences in any turnaround times for supported versus nonsupported applications...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
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