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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534732/evaluation-of-adaptive-noise-management-technologies-for-school-age-children-with-hearing-loss
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Jace Wolfe, Mila Duke, Erin Schafer, Christine Jones, Lori Rakita
BACKGROUND: Children with hearing loss experience significant difficulty understanding speech in noisy and reverberant situations. Adaptive noise management technologies, such as fully adaptive directional microphones and digital noise reduction, have the potential to improve communication in noise for children with hearing aids. However, there are no published studies evaluating the potential benefits children receive from the use of adaptive noise management technologies in simulated real-world environments as well as in daily situations...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534482/an-engineered-high-affinity-fbs1-carbohydrate-binding-protein-for-selective-capture-of-n-glycans-and-n-glycopeptides
#2
Minyong Chen, Xiaofeng Shi, Rebecca M Duke, Cristian I Ruse, Nan Dai, Christopher H Taron, James C Samuelson
A method for selective and comprehensive enrichment of N-linked glycopeptides was developed to facilitate detection of micro-heterogeneity of N-glycosylation. The method takes advantage of the inherent properties of Fbs1, which functions within the ubiquitin-mediated degradation system to recognize the common core pentasaccharide motif (Man3GlcNAc2) of N-linked glycoproteins. We show that Fbs1 is able to bind diverse types of N-linked glycomolecules; however, wild-type Fbs1 preferentially binds high-mannose-containing glycans...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531269/change-in-the-rate-of-biological-aging-in-response-to-caloric-restriction-calerie-biobank-analysis
#3
Daniel W Belsky, Kim M Huffman, Carl F Pieper, Idan Shalev, William E Kraus
Biological aging measures have been proposed as proxies for extension of healthy lifespan in trials of geroprotective therapies that aim to slow aging. Several methods to measure biological aging show promise; but it is not known if these methods are sensitive to changes caused by geroprotective therapy. We conducted analysis of two proposed methods to quantify biological aging using data from a recently concluded trial of an established geroprotector, caloric restriction. We obtained data from the National Institute on Aging CALERIE randomized trial through its public-access biobank (https://calerie...
May 22, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528594/with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-racial-and-gender-differences-in-the-role-of-social-support-in-later-life-depression-medication-adherence
#4
Lauren B Gerlach, Janet Kavanagh, Daphne Watkins, Claire Chiang, Hyungjin M Kim, Helen C Kales
BACKGROUND: Social support has been shown to be an important factor in improving depression symptom outcomes, yet less is known regarding its impact on antidepressant medication adherence. This study sought to evaluate the role of perceived social support on adherence to new antidepressant medication prescriptions in later-life depression. METHODS: Data from two prospective observational studies of participants ≥60 years old, diagnosed with depression, and recently prescribed a new antidepressant (N = 452)...
May 22, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521746/survival-rates-and-predictors-of-survival-among-colorectal-cancer-patients-in-a-malaysian-tertiary-hospital
#5
Bello Arkilla Magaji, Foong Ming Moy, April Camilla Roslani, Chee Wei Law
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death globally. It is the second most common cancer among both males and females in Malaysia. The economic burden of colorectal cancer is likely to increase over time owing to its current trend and aging population. Cancer survival analysis is an essential indicator for early detection and improvement in cancer treatment. However, there was a scarcity of studies concerning survival of colorectal cancer patients as well as its predictors...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521456/the-association-of-p53-expression-levels-with-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-colon-cancer-following-surgery
#6
Da-Zhong Cao, Xi-Long Ou, Ting Yu
The present study aimed to examine the association of p53 expression levels with clinicopathological features and prognosis of patients with colon cancer following surgery. The present study included 484 patients with colon cancer that underwent colon resection between December 2003 and December 2011. All follow-ups were censored in December 2013 with a median follow-up time of 43 months. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Cox regression analysis were used to determine predictors for overall survival rate. p53 expression status (positive or negative) was significantly different between patient groups when categorized by age distribution, disease course, tumor location, maximum tumor diameter, depth of tumor invasion, Dukes' stage, distant metastasis and lymph node (LN) metastasis (P<0...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514695/new-product-trial-use-of-edibles-and-unexpected-highs-among-marijuana-and-hashish-users-in-colorado
#7
Jane A Allen, Kevin C Davis, Jennifer C Duke, James M Nonnemaker, Brian R Bradfield, Matthew C Farrelly
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the relationships between trial of new marijuana or hashish products and unexpected highs, and use of edible products and unexpected highs. METHODS: We conducted an online survey of 634 adult, past-year marijuana users in Colorado. We used logistic regression models to examine the relationship between new product trial or edible use and unexpected highs. RESULTS: In the first year that recreational marijuana was legal in Colorado, 71...
May 9, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512597/documentation-of-ethnomedicinal-information-and-antimicrobial-validation-of-thespesia-populnea-used-by-yanadi-tribe-of-ganugapenta-village-chittoor-district-andhra-pradesh-india
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Nataru Savithramma, Pulicherla Yugandhar, Pallipati Suvarnalatha Devi, Sade Ankanna, Damai Suhrulatha, Koya Siva Prasad, Ramakrishanan Ranjani, Nagoji Nagaraju, Kummara Madhava Chetty
AIM: This study aimed to document the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and antimicrobial validation of Thespesia populnea used by Yanadi tribe of Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was mainly focused on documentation of medicinal plants used by Yanadi tribe to treat different diseases with a standard questionnaire. These plants were cross-checked in Dr. Dukes Database and available literature to know the significance of this tribe on medicinal knowledge...
April 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512592/the-relationship-between-body-mass-index-and-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-referred-for-coronary-angiography
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Anne B Gregory, Kendra K Lester, Deborah M Gregory, Laurie K Twells, William K Midodzi, Neil J Pearce
Background and Aim. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and may be associated with more severe coronary artery disease (CAD); however, the relationship between body mass index [BMI (kg/m(2))] and CAD severity is uncertain and debatable. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between BMI and angiographic severity of CAD. Methods. Duke Jeopardy Score (DJS), a prognostic tool predictive of 1-year mortality in CAD, was assigned to angiographic data of patients ≥18 years of age (N = 8,079)...
2017: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502024/the-relationship-between-religious-beliefs-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#10
Fatemeh Vizehfar, Azita Jaberi
Patients with chronic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), are prone to emotional distresses and reduction in life quality more than others. This study aimed to assess the relationship between religious beliefs and quality of life among patients with MS. In this study, 145 MS patients completed 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) questionnaires. The results indicated that unorganized religious activities were significantly associated with marital status and education level...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501113/clinical-acuity-shorthand-system-a-standardized-classification-tool-to-facilitate-handoffs
#11
Brian F Gilmore, Adam K Brys, Neel S Nath, Michael Barfield, Kristy L Rialon, Tracy Truong, Gina-Maria Pomann, John Migaly, Paul J Mosca
BACKGROUND: The handoff of medical information from one provider to another can be inefficient and error prone, potentially undermining patient safety. Although several tools for structuring handoffs exist, none provide a brief, standardized framework for ensuring that patient acuity is efficiently and reliably communicated. We aim to introduce and perform initial testing of the Clinical Acuity Shorthand System (CLASS) (Copyright 2015, Duke University. All rights reserved.) for surgery, a patient classification tool intended to facilitate efficient communication of key patient information during handoffs...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497703/association-between-media-doses-of-the-tips-from-former-smokers-campaign-and-cessation-behaviors-and-intentions-to-quit-among-cigarette-smokers-2012-2015
#12
Kevin C Davis, Deesha Patel, Paul Shafer, Jennifer Duke, Rebecca Glover-Kudon, William Ridgeway, Shanna Cox
BACKGROUND: Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented Tips From Former Smokers ( Tips), the first federally funded tobacco education campaign in the United States. To date, there are no evaluations of its long-term impact. AIMS: To assess the impact of varied doses of the Tips campaign from 2012 through 2015 on cessation-related behaviors and intentions among U.S. smokers. METHOD: We used a national probability-based online survey of cigarette smokers ( n = 22,189) and recent quitters ( n = 776) to examine associations between doses of Tips advertising, measured by gross rating points (GRPs), and intentions to quit smoking in the next 30 days and quit attempts within the past 3 months...
May 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497179/detectable-neuropsychological-differences-in-early-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease-a-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
S Duke Han, Caroline P Nguyen, Nikki H Stricker, Daniel A Nation
The development of methods for in vivo detection of cerebral beta amyloid retention and tau accumulation have been increasingly useful in characterizing preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD). While the association between these biomarkers and eventual AD has been demonstrated among cognitively intact older adults, the link between biomarkers and neurocognitive ability remains unclear. We conducted a meta-analysis to test the hypothesis that cognitively intact older adults would show statistically discernable differences in neuropsychological performance by amyloid status (amyloid negative = A-, amyloid positive = A+)...
May 11, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495437/case-controlled-study-comparing-peri-operative-and-cancer-related-outcomes-after-major-hepatectomy-and-parenchymal-sparing-hepatectomy-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Jeffrey T Lordan, John K Roberts, James Hodson, John Isaac, Paolo Muiesan, Darius F Mirza, Ravi Marudanayagam, Robert P Sutcliffe
INTRODUCTION: Liver resection is potentially curative in selected patients with colorectal liver metastases (CLM). There has been a trend towards parenchyma sparing hepatectomy (PSH) rather than major hepatectomy (MH) due to lower perioperative morbidity. Although data from retrospective series suggest that long-term survival after PSM are similar to MH, these reports may be subject to selection bias. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of PSH and MH in a case-controlled study...
May 8, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492554/the-novel-long-intergenic-noncoding-rna-ucc-promotes-colorectal-cancer-progression-by-sponging-mir-143
#15
Feng-Ting Huang, Wen-Ying Chen, Zhi-Qiang Gu, Yan-Yan Zhuang, Chu-Qiang Li, Ling-Yun Wang, Juan-Fei Peng, Zhe Zhu, Xin Luo, Yuan-Hua Li, He-Rui Yao, Shi-Neng Zhang
The human genome contains thousands of long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs). However, the functional roles of these transcripts and the mechanisms responsible for their deregulation in colorectal cancer (CRC) remain elusive. A novel lincRNA termed upregulated in CRC (UCC) was found to be highly expressed in human CRC tissues and cell lines. UCC levels correlated with lymph node metastasis, Dukes' stage, and patient outcomes. In SW480 and SW620 cells, knockdown of UCC inhibited proliferation, invasion, and cell cycle progression and induced apoptosis in vitro...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492463/impact-of-an-alcohol-withdrawal-treatment-pathway-on-hospital-length-of-stay-a-retrospective-observational-study-comparing-pre-and-post-pathway-implementation
#16
Andrew J Muzyk, Rachel E Rogers, Gary Dighe, Jessica Hartung, Robert C Musser, Mary J Stillwagon, Sarah Rivelli
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the implementation of a hospital-specific alcohol withdrawal treatment pathway used in a medical-surgical patient population decreased hospital length of stay (LOS) compared with the standard of care. METHODS: This retrospective observational study, conducted in a large academic tertiary care hospital, involved 582 subjects who met criteria for study inclusion, with 275 subjects in the 2010 cohort and 307 in the 2012 cohort. The Alcohol Withdrawal Project Team was formed with the goal of creating a standardized approach to the recognition and treatment of alcohol withdrawal at Duke University Hospital...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491879/listeria-endocarditis-a-diagnostic-challenge
#17
Wilhelmina J A R M Valckx, Suzanne P M Lutgens, Hortence E Haerkens-Arends, Peter C Barneveld, Jaap J Beutler, Ellen K Hoogeveen
A 74-year-old hemodialysis patient with a history of an atrial septum defect closure, coronary bypass surgery, and a St. Jude aortic prosthetic valve was diagnosed with pneumonia and volume overload. Blood cultures were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and amoxicillin was given for 2 weeks. Immediately after discontinuation of amoxicillin, fever relapsed. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed no sign of endocarditis. Given the fever relapse and 3 positive minor Duke criteria, an (18)F-FDG PET-CT scan ((18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography-computed tomography) scan was performed...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491736/an-unusual-cause-of-hv-prolongation
#18
Gerard Loughlin, Jonathan Dukes, Nitish Badhwar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490246/evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-children-with-presumed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-papua-new-guinea
#19
Sharon Kasa Tom, Henry Welch, Cornelia Kilalang, Nakapi Tefuarani, John Vince, Evelyn Lavu, Karen Johnson, Ruth Magaye, Trevor Duke
BACKGROUND: The Gene Xpert MTB/ RIF assay (Xpert) is used for rapid, simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampicin resistance. This study examined the accuracy of Xpert in children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS: Children admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital with suspected PTB were prospectively enrolled between September 2014 and March 2015. They were classified into probable, possible and TB-unlikely groups...
May 11, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485956/nanofiber-composite-membrane-with-intrinsic-janus-surface-for-reversed-protein-fouling-ultrafiltration
#20
Anbharasi Vanangamudi, Ludovic F Dumée, Mikel C Duke, Xing Yang
Janus nanofiber based composite ultrafiltration (UF) membranes were fabricated via a two-step method, i.e., consecutive electrospinning of hydrophilic nylon-6,6/chitosan nanofiber blend and conventional casting of hydrophobic poly(vinylidene difluoride) (PVDF) dope solution. The as-developed PVDF/nylon-6,6/chitosan membranes were investigated for its morphology using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) by which 18 wt% PVDF was chosen as the optimum base polymer concentration due to optimal degree of integration of cast and nanofiber layers...
May 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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