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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922056/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-long-intergenic-noncoding-rna-genes-in-porcine-pre-implantation-embryonic-development
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Jingyu Li, Zhengling Gao, Xingyu Wang, Hongbo Liu, Yan Zhang, Zhonghua Liu
Genome-wide transcriptome studies have identified thousands of long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs), some of which play important roles in pre-implantation embryonic development (PED). Pig is an ideal model for reproduction, however, porcine lincRNAs are still poorly characterized and it is unknown if they are associated with porcine PED. Here we reconstructed 195,531 transcripts in 122,007 loci, and identified 7,618 novel lincRNAs from 4,776 loci based on published RNA-seq data. These lincRNAs show low exon number, short length, low expression level, tissue-specific expression and cis-acting, which is consistent with previous reports in other species...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914650/towards-upright-pedalling-to-drive-recovery-in-people-who-cannot-walk-in-the-first-weeks-after-stroke-movement-patterns-and-measurement
#2
Nicola J Hancock, Lee Shepstone, Philip Rowe, Phyo K Myint, Valerie M Pomeroy
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether people who are within 31days of stroke onset are able to produce controlled lower limb movement, and phasic activity in antagonistic lower limb muscle groups, during Upright Pedalling (UP). DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Acute stroke unit within a University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Eight adults between 3 and 30days from stroke onset, with unilateral lower limb paresis and unable to walk without assistance...
November 15, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913869/ranibizumab-for-vascularized-pigment-epithelial-detachment-1-year-anatomic-and-functional-results
#3
Olivier Chevreaud, Hassiba Oubraham, Salomon Y Cohen, Camille Jung, Rocio Blanco-Garavito, Farah Gherdaoui, Eric H Souied
PURPOSE: To assess the anatomical and functional efficacy of ranibizumab on vascularized pigment epithelial detachment (V-PED) secondary to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: One hundred and nine patients (116 eyes) were retrospectively selected from medical records of 2097 patients who benefited from intravitreal injection between January 2011 and June 2013 in a tertiary-care University-based Department of Ophthalmology. Inclusion criteria were: nAMD, treatment-naive eyes, presence of V-PED higher than 250 μm, intravitreal ranibizumab with a loading phase, followed by a pro-re-nata regimen, and 1-year follow-up...
December 3, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913715/doping-among-professional-athletes-in-iran-a-test-of-akers-s-social-learning-theory
#4
Saeed Kabiri, John K Cochran, Bernadette J Stewart, Mahmoud Sharepour, Mohammad Mahdi Rahmati, Syede Massomeh Shadmanfaat
The use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) is common among Iranian professional athletes. As this phenomenon is a social problem, the main purpose of this research is to explain why athletes engage in "doping" activity, using social learning theory. For this purpose, a sample of 589 professional athletes from Rasht, Iran, was used to test assumptions related to social learning theory. The results showed that there are positive and significant relationships between the components of social learning theory (differential association, differential reinforcement, imitation, and definitions) and doping behavior (past, present, and future use of PED)...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913442/comparison-of-anti-vegf-therapies-on-fibrovascular-pigment-epithelial-detachments-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#5
Adrian Au, Vishal S Parikh, Rishi P Singh, Justis P Ehlers, Alex Yuan, Aleksandra V Rachitskaya, Jonathan E Sears, Sunil K Srivastava, Peter K Kaiser, Andrew P Schachat, Daniel F Martin, Yasha Modi
BACKGROUND: The aim is to compare the therapeutic effects of three antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs (bevacizumab, aflibercept and ranibizumab) on fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachments (fvPEDs) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: This was a retrospective, comparative, consecutive case series of 88 unique eyes with fvPEDs in neovascular AMD treated with anti-VEGF monotherapy for a minimum of 6 months. All eyes were treatment naive...
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911444/impact-of-optical-coherence-tomography-scanning-density-on-quantitative-analyses-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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S B Velaga, M G Nittala, R K Konduru, F Heussen, P A Keane, S R Sadda
PurposeTo assess the influence of varying B-scan frame-sampling densities on retinal thickness and volume measurements from spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD).MethodsVolume OCT data (512 × 128 macular cube over 6 × 6 mm) were collected from 39 eyes with neovascular AMD. All 128 B-scans in each image set were manually segmented, allowing quantification of the neurosensory retina, subretinal fluid (SRF), subretinal hyperreflective material (SRHM), and pigment epithelium detachment (PED)...
December 2, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910128/predictors-of-developmental-surveillance-completion-at-six-months-of-age-in-south-western-sydney
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B J Overs, S Woolfenden, K Williams, B Jalaludin, E L Axelsson, C Dissanayake, J Descallar, S Harvey, D Beasley, E Murphy, V Eapen
BACKGROUND: While developmental surveillance programs promote early identification of child developmental problems, evidence has indicated suboptimal uptake. This study aimed to identify predictors of developmental surveillance completion at 6 months postpartum. METHODS: Questionnaires were administered to the parents of 510 infants who were born in south western Sydney, Australia over a 22-month period. Attendance for developmental screening and completion of the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at 6 months postpartum were modelled separately using multivariable logistic regression...
December 1, 2016: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909310/undiluted-serum-eye-drops-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-corneal-epitheilal-defects
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Kaevalin Lekhanont, Passara Jongkhajornpong, Thunyarat Anothaisintawee, Varintorn Chuckpaiwong
Several studies found that 50-100% serum eye drops provided greater benefits without inducing detrimental effects on the corneal epithelial healing. This study assessed the efficacy of undiluted serum eye drops for the treatment of persistent corneal epithelial defects (PED). A total of 109 eyes received 100% serum eye drops for PED were recruited into this study. The data were compared with an historical control group of 79 eyes with PED who received conventional treatments from 2006-2011 at the same institution...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906801/the-prevalence-and-impact-of-functional-abdominal-pain-disorders-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-ibd-fapd
#9
Kevin L Watson, Sandra C Kim, Brendan M Boyle, Miguel Saps
OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the prevalence of the overlap of functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs) in children with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), a condition we have designated as IBD-FAPD. We also aimed to describe the psychological profile of this group, assess predictors of disease and the impact of IBD-FAPD on quality of life. METHODS: This cross-sectional prospective study included patients aged 8-18 years with a diagnosis of IBD. Disease activity was assessed by physician's global assessment, laboratory studies, and aPCDAI or PUCAI scoring...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900561/mineralocorticoid-antagonists-as-adjuncts-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#10
Kapil G Kapoor, Niket Todi, Alan L Wagner
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the role of MR antagonists as an adjunct in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who have chronic subretinal fluid. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were patients with a diagnosis of neovascular AMD, who had completed at least six anti-VEGF injections, and had persistent subretinal fluid (SRF) on optical coherence tomography (OCT). Treatment with oral eplerenone was initiated and dose titrated according to protocol...
November 29, 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899166/pain-management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-canadian-pediatric-emergency-departments
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Andrea L Robb, Samina Ali, Naveen Poonai, Graham C Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Children with suspected appendicitis are at risk for suboptimal pain management. We sought to describe pain management patterns for suspected appendicitis across Canadian pediatric emergency departments (PEDs). METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was undertaken at 12 Canadian PEDs. Children ages 3 to 17 years who were admitted to the hospital in February or October 2010 with suspected appendicitis were included. Patients were excluded if partially assessed or treated at another hospital...
November 30, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896222/67-kda-laminin-receptor-67lr-in-normal-and-neoplastic-hematopoietic-cells-is-its-targeting-a-feasible-approach
#12
Nunzia Montuori, Ada Pesapane, Valentina Giudice, Bianca Serio, Francesca W Rossi, Amato De Paulis, Carmine Selleri
The 67 kDa laminin receptor (67LR) is a non-integrin cell surface receptor for laminin (LM) that derives from a 37 kDa precursor (37LRP). 67LR expression is increased in neoplastic cells and correlates with an enhanced invasive and metastatic potentialin many human solid tumors, recommending this receptor as a new promising target for cancer therapy. This is supported by in vivo studies showing that 67LR downregulation reduces tumour cell proliferation and tumour formation by inducing apoptosis. 67LR association with the anti-apoptotic protein PED/PEA-15 activates a signal transduction pathway, leading to cell proliferation and resistance to apoptosis...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889718/parents-evaluation-of-developmental-status-peds-in-screening-for-developmental-delay-in-thai-children-aged-18-30-months
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Pornchanok Wantanakorn, Khemsuang Sawangworachart, Rawiwan Roongpraiwan, Jariya Chuthapisith
The PEDS-Thai is a developmental screening tool. We studied its diagnostic performance among 137 Thai children (48.9%) aged 18-30 month. It had a sensitivity of 92.8% and a specificity of 49.2%. The positive and negative likelihood ratios were 1.82 and 0.14 when compared with clinical diagnosis and diagnostic tool, the Mullen Scales of Early Learning (Mullen, 1995).
November 5, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888225/use-of-the-pipeline-embolization-device-for-recurrent-and-residual-cerebral-aneurysms-a-safety-and-efficacy-analysis-with-short-term-follow-up
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Anna Luisa Kühn, Katyucia de Macedo Rodrigues, J Diego Lozano, David E Rex, Francesco Massari, Takamitsu Tamura, Mary Howk, Christopher Brooks, Jenna L'Heureux, Matthew J Gounis, Ajay K Wakhloo, Ajit S Puri
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the Pipeline embolization device (PED) when used as second-line treatment for recurrent or residual, pretreated ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms (IAs). METHODS: Retrospective review of our database to include all patients who were treated with a PED for recurrent or residual IAs following surgical clipping or coiling. We evaluated neurological outcome and angiograms at discharge, 6- and 12-months' follow-up and assessed intimal hyperplasia at follow-up...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887624/detection-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-in-central-china-based-on-the-orf3-gene-and-the-s1-gene
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Yunfang Su, Yunchao Liu, Yumei Chen, Baolei Zhao, Pengchao Ji, Guangxu Xing, Dawei Jiang, Chang Liu, Yapeng Song, Guoqiang Wang, Dongliang Li, Ruiguang Deng, Gaiping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has increased in severity in China since 2010. To investigate further the infectivity, genetic diversity and molecular epidemiology of its causative agent, the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), we assessed 129 clinical samples, which were the intestinal tissue of piglets with severe diarrhea, from 17 cities in central China. Both the spike (S) glycoprotein (S1, 1-789 amino acids (aa)) and the full-length ORF3 gene of 21 representative field strains from 21 farms in 11 cities were sequenced and analysed...
November 25, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886184/a-view-of-the-current-and-future-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-the-management-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
U Schmidt-Erfurth, S Klimscha, S M Waldstein, H Bogunović
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become an established diagnostic technology in the clinical management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OCT is being used for primary diagnosis, evaluation of therapeutic efficacy, and long-term monitoring. Computer-based advances in image analysis provide complementary imaging tools such as OCT angiography, further novel automated analysis methods as well as feature detection and prediction of prognosis in disease and therapy by machine learning. In early AMD, pathognomonic features such as drusen, pseudodrusen, and abnormalities of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) can be imaged in a qualitative and quantitative way to identify early signs of disease activity and define the risk of progression...
November 25, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878592/high-frequency-aflibercept-injections-in-persistent-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#17
Ilkay Kilic Muftuoglu, Frank F Tsai, Raouf Gaber, Mostafa Alam, Amit Meshi, William R Freeman
PURPOSE: To report the 1-year outcomes of every-4-weeks (Q4W) as-needed aflibercept treatment in resistant neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) patients who had been treated and failed prior bevacizumab or ranibizumab injections, and who also responded poorly to every-8-weeks (Q8W) aflibercept treatment. METHODS: Forty-three eyes of 39 patients with persistent nAMD despite monthly bevacizumab and/or ranibizumab injections and who were switched to Q8W 2-mg aflibercept injections, but showed persistence of fluid were included...
November 23, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866507/simulation-and-web-based-learning-increases-utilization-of-bier-block-for-forearm-fracture-reduction-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#18
Brett Burstein, Emmanuelle Fauteux-Lamarre, Adam Cheng, Dominic Chalut, Adam Bretholz
OBJECTIVES: Bier block (BB) is a safe and effective alternative to procedural sedation for analgesia during forearm fracture reductions, yet remains infrequently used in the pediatric emergency department (PED). No standardized methods of BB training have previously been described. The objective of this study was to determine whether a multimodal instructional course increases comfort with BB and translates to increased use of this technique. METHODS: A novel interdisciplinary simulation and Web-based training course was developed to teach the use of BB for forearm fracture reduction at a tertiary PED...
November 21, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863970/treatment-of-distal-anterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-with-the-pipeline-embolization-device
#19
Erez Nossek, Daniel W Zumofen, Avi Setton, Matthew B Potts, Eytan Raz, Maksim Shapiro, Howard A Riina, Maria Angeles De Miquel, David J Chalif, Peter K Nelson
Aneurysms of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) located distal to the anterior communicating artery complex (ACOM) remain challenging to treat with surgical clip reconstruction as well as with endovascular coil-embolization strategies. We have treated five complex geometry distal ACA aneurysms with endoluminal reconstruction using the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED). Two aneurysms were of the dysplastic fusiform type. Three aneurysms were of complex saccular configuration. Three aneurysms were treated electively at the outset with PED...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863845/macular-atrophy-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-with-monthly-versus-treat-and-extend-ranibizumab-findings-from-the-trex-amd-trial
#20
Nizar S Abdelfattah, Mayss Al-Sheikh, Sean Pitetta, Ahmed Mousa, SriniVas R Sadda, Charles C Wykoff
PURPOSE: To compare the enlargement rate of macular atrophy (ERMA) in eyes treated with ranibizumab monthly or using a treat-and-extend (TREX) regimen for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or fellow control eyes, as well as analyze risk factors for macular atrophy (MA) development and progression. DESIGN: Eighteen-month, multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients with treatment-naïve neovascular AMD in 1 eye randomized 1:2 to monthly or TREX ranibizumab...
November 15, 2016: Ophthalmology
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