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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535119/comparison-of-effectiveness-and-safety-of-treatment-with-apixaban-vs-other-oral-anticoagulants-among-elderly-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Steven Deitelzweig, Xuemei Luo, Kiran Gupta, Jeffrey Trocio, Jack Mardekian, Tammy Curtice, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Brandy Menges, Jay Lin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of stroke/systemic embolism (S/SE) and major bleeding (MB) of elderly (≥65 years of age) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients initiating apixaban vs. rivaroxaban, dabigatran, or warfarin. METHODS: NVAF patients with Medicare Advantage coverage in the US initiating oral anticoagulants (OACs, index event) were identified from the Humana database (1/1/2013-9/30/2015) and grouped into cohorts depending on OAC initiated. Propensity score matching (PSM), 1:1, was conducted among patients treated with apixaban vs...
May 23, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533564/ecological-consequences-of-shoreline-hardening-a-meta-analysis
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Rachel K Gittman, Steven B Scyphers, Carter S Smith, Isabelle P Neylan, Jonathan H Grabowski
Protecting coastal communities has become increasingly important as their populations grow, resulting in increased demand for engineered shore protection and hardening of over 50% of many urban shorelines. Shoreline hardening is recognized to reduce ecosystem services that coastal populations rely on, but the amount of hardened coastline continues to grow in many ecologically important coastal regions. Therefore, to inform future management decisions, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies comparing the ecosystem services of biodiversity (richness or diversity) and habitat provisioning (organism abundance) along shorelines with versus without engineered-shore structures...
September 1, 2016: Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528899/effect-of-professional-society-recommendations-on-women-s-desire-for-a-routine-pelvic-examination
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George F Sawaya, Karen K Smith-McCune, Steven E Gregorich, Michelle Moghadassi, Miriam Kuppermann
BACKGROUND: The American College of Physicians strongly recommends against performing pelvic examinations in asymptomatic, nonpregnant women, citing evidence of harm (false-positive testing, unnecessary surgery) and no evidence of benefit. In contrast, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women beginning at age 21 years, citing expert opinion. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate if providing women with professional societies' conflicting statements about pelvic examinations (recommendations and rationales) would influence their desire for a routine examination...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524669/observation-of-five-new-narrow-%C3%AE-_-c-0-states-decaying-to-%C3%AE-_-c-k
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R Aaij, B Adeva, M Adinolfi, Z Ajaltouni, S Akar, J Albrecht, F Alessio, M Alexander, S Ali, G Alkhazov, P Alvarez Cartelle, A A Alves, S Amato, S Amerio, Y Amhis, L An, L Anderlini, G Andreassi, M Andreotti, J E Andrews, R B Appleby, F Archilli, P d'Argent, J Arnau Romeu, A Artamonov, M Artuso, E Aslanides, G Auriemma, M Baalouch, I Babuschkin, S Bachmann, J J Back, A Badalov, C Baesso, S Baker, V Balagura, W Baldini, A Baranov, R J Barlow, C Barschel, S Barsuk, W Barter, F Baryshnikov, M Baszczyk, V Batozskaya, B Batsukh, V Battista, A Bay, L Beaucourt, J Beddow, F Bedeschi, I Bediaga, A Beiter, L J Bel, V Bellee, N Belloli, K Belous, I Belyaev, E Ben-Haim, G Bencivenni, S Benson, S Beranek, A Berezhnoy, R Bernet, A Bertolin, C Betancourt, F Betti, M-O Bettler, M van Beuzekom, Ia Bezshyiko, S Bifani, P Billoir, A Birnkraut, A Bitadze, A Bizzeti, T Blake, F Blanc, J Blouw, S Blusk, V Bocci, T Boettcher, A Bondar, N Bondar, W Bonivento, I Bordyuzhin, A Borgheresi, S Borghi, M Borisyak, M Borsato, F Bossu, M Boubdir, T J V Bowcock, E Bowen, C Bozzi, S Braun, T Britton, J Brodzicka, E Buchanan, C Burr, A Bursche, J Buytaert, S Cadeddu, R Calabrese, M Calvi, M Calvo Gomez, A Camboni, P Campana, D H Campora Perez, L Capriotti, A Carbone, G Carboni, R Cardinale, A Cardini, P Carniti, L Carson, K Carvalho Akiba, G Casse, L Cassina, L Castillo Garcia, M Cattaneo, G Cavallero, R Cenci, D Chamont, M Charles, Ph Charpentier, G Chatzikonstantinidis, M Chefdeville, S Chen, S F Cheung, V Chobanova, M Chrzaszcz, A Chubykin, X Cid Vidal, G Ciezarek, P E L Clarke, M Clemencic, H V Cliff, J Closier, V Coco, J Cogan, E Cogneras, V Cogoni, L Cojocariu, P Collins, A Comerma-Montells, A Contu, A Cook, G Coombs, S Coquereau, G Corti, M Corvo, C M Costa Sobral, B Couturier, G A Cowan, D C Craik, A Crocombe, M Cruz Torres, S Cunliffe, R Currie, C D'Ambrosio, F Da Cunha Marinho, E Dall'Occo, J Dalseno, P N Y David, A Davis, K De Bruyn, S De Capua, M De Cian, J M De Miranda, L De Paula, M De Serio, P De Simone, C T Dean, D Decamp, M Deckenhoff, L Del Buono, H-P Dembinski, M Demmer, A Dendek, D Derkach, O Deschamps, F Dettori, B Dey, A Di Canto, P Di Nezza, H Dijkstra, F Dordei, M Dorigo, A Dosil Suárez, A Dovbnya, K Dreimanis, L Dufour, G Dujany, K Dungs, P Durante, R Dzhelyadin, M Dziewiecki, A Dziurda, A Dzyuba, N Déléage, S Easo, M Ebert, U Egede, V Egorychev, S Eidelman, S Eisenhardt, U Eitschberger, R Ekelhof, L Eklund, S Ely, S Esen, H M Evans, T Evans, A Falabella, N Farley, S Farry, R Fay, D Fazzini, D Ferguson, G Fernandez, A Fernandez Prieto, F Ferrari, F Ferreira Rodrigues, M Ferro-Luzzi, S Filippov, R A Fini, M Fiore, M Fiorini, M Firlej, C Fitzpatrick, T Fiutowski, F Fleuret, K Fohl, M Fontana, F Fontanelli, D C Forshaw, R Forty, V Franco Lima, M Frank, C Frei, J Fu, W Funk, E Furfaro, C Färber, A Gallas Torreira, D Galli, S Gallorini, S Gambetta, M Gandelman, P Gandini, Y Gao, L M Garcia Martin, J García Pardiñas, J Garra Tico, L Garrido, P J Garsed, D Gascon, C Gaspar, L Gavardi, G Gazzoni, D Gerick, E Gersabeck, M Gersabeck, T Gershon, Ph Ghez, S Gianì, V Gibson, O G Girard, L Giubega, K Gizdov, V V Gligorov, D Golubkov, A Golutvin, A Gomes, I V Gorelov, C Gotti, E Govorkova, R Graciani Diaz, L A Granado Cardoso, E Graugés, E Graverini, G Graziani, A Grecu, R Greim, P Griffith, L Grillo, B R Gruberg Cazon, O Grünberg, E Gushchin, Yu Guz, T Gys, C Göbel, T Hadavizadeh, C Hadjivasiliou, G Haefeli, C Haen, S C Haines, B Hamilton, X Han, S Hansmann-Menzemer, N Harnew, S T Harnew, J Harrison, M Hatch, J He, T Head, A Heister, K Hennessy, P Henrard, L Henry, E van Herwijnen, M Heß, A Hicheur, D Hill, C Hombach, P H Hopchev, Z-C Huard, W Hulsbergen, T Humair, M Hushchyn, D Hutchcroft, M Idzik, P Ilten, R Jacobsson, J Jalocha, E Jans, A Jawahery, F Jiang, M John, D Johnson, C R Jones, C Joram, B Jost, N Jurik, S Kandybei, M Karacson, J M Kariuki, S Karodia, M Kecke, M Kelsey, M Kenzie, T Ketel, E Khairullin, B Khanji, C Khurewathanakul, T Kirn, S Klaver, K Klimaszewski, T Klimkovich, S Koliiev, M Kolpin, I Komarov, R Kopecna, P Koppenburg, A Kosmyntseva, S Kotriakhova, A Kozachuk, M Kozeiha, L Kravchuk, M Kreps, P Krokovny, F Kruse, W Krzemien, W Kucewicz, M Kucharczyk, V Kudryavtsev, A K Kuonen, K Kurek, T Kvaratskheliya, D Lacarrere, G Lafferty, A Lai, G Lanfranchi, C Langenbruch, T Latham, C Lazzeroni, R Le Gac, J van Leerdam, A Leflat, J Lefrançois, R Lefèvre, F Lemaitre, E Lemos Cid, O Leroy, T Lesiak, B Leverington, T Li, Y Li, Z Li, T Likhomanenko, R Lindner, F Lionetto, X Liu, D Loh, I Longstaff, J H Lopes, D Lucchesi, M Lucio Martinez, H Luo, A Lupato, E Luppi, O Lupton, A Lusiani, X Lyu, F Machefert, F Maciuc, O Maev, K Maguire, S Malde, A Malinin, T Maltsev, G Manca, G Mancinelli, P Manning, J Maratas, J F Marchand, U Marconi, C Marin Benito, M Marinangeli, P Marino, J Marks, G Martellotti, M Martin, M Martinelli, D Martinez Santos, F Martinez Vidal, D Martins Tostes, L M Massacrier, A Massafferri, R Matev, A Mathad, Z Mathe, C Matteuzzi, A Mauri, E Maurice, B Maurin, A Mazurov, M McCann, A McNab, R McNulty, B Meadows, F Meier, D Melnychuk, M Merk, A Merli, E Michielin, D A Milanes, M-N Minard, D S Mitzel, A Mogini, J Molina Rodriguez, I A Monroy, S Monteil, M Morandin, M J Morello, O Morgunova, J Moron, A B Morris, R Mountain, F Muheim, M Mulder, M Mussini, D Müller, J Müller, K Müller, V Müller, P Naik, T Nakada, R Nandakumar, A Nandi, I Nasteva, M Needham, N Neri, S Neubert, N Neufeld, M Neuner, T D Nguyen, C Nguyen-Mau, S Nieswand, R Niet, N Nikitin, T Nikodem, A Nogay, A Novoselov, D P O'Hanlon, A Oblakowska-Mucha, V Obraztsov, S Ogilvy, R Oldeman, C J G Onderwater, J M Otalora Goicochea, P Owen, A Oyanguren, P R Pais, A Palano, M Palutan, A Papanestis, M Pappagallo, L L Pappalardo, C Pappenheimer, W Parker, C Parkes, G Passaleva, A Pastore, M Patel, C Patrignani, A Pearce, A Pellegrino, G Penso, M Pepe Altarelli, S Perazzini, P Perret, L Pescatore, K Petridis, A Petrolini, A Petrov, M Petruzzo, E Picatoste Olloqui, B Pietrzyk, M Pikies, D Pinci, A Pistone, A Piucci, V Placinta, S Playfer, M Plo Casasus, T Poikela, F Polci, M Poli Lener, A Poluektov, I Polyakov, E Polycarpo, G J Pomery, S Ponce, A Popov, D Popov, B Popovici, S Poslavskii, C Potterat, E Price, J Prisciandaro, C Prouve, V Pugatch, A Puig Navarro, G Punzi, C Qian, W Qian, R Quagliani, B Rachwal, J H Rademacker, M Rama, M Ramos Pernas, M S Rangel, I Raniuk, F Ratnikov, G Raven, F Redi, S Reichert, A C Dos Reis, C Remon Alepuz, V Renaudin, S Ricciardi, S Richards, M Rihl, K Rinnert, V Rives Molina, P Robbe, A B Rodrigues, E Rodrigues, J A Rodriguez Lopez, P Rodriguez Perez, A Rogozhnikov, S Roiser, A Rollings, V Romanovskiy, A Romero Vidal, J W Ronayne, M Rotondo, M S Rudolph, T Ruf, P Ruiz Valls, J J Saborido Silva, E Sadykhov, N Sagidova, B Saitta, V Salustino Guimaraes, D Sanchez Gonzalo, C Sanchez Mayordomo, B Sanmartin Sedes, R Santacesaria, C Santamarina Rios, M Santimaria, E Santovetti, A Sarti, C Satriano, A Satta, D M Saunders, D Savrina, S Schael, M Schellenberg, M Schiller, H Schindler, M Schlupp, M Schmelling, T Schmelzer, B Schmidt, O Schneider, A Schopper, H F Schreiner, K Schubert, M Schubiger, M-H Schune, R Schwemmer, B Sciascia, A Sciubba, A Semennikov, A Sergi, N Serra, J Serrano, L Sestini, P Seyfert, M Shapkin, I Shapoval, Y Shcheglov, T Shears, L Shekhtman, V Shevchenko, B G Siddi, R Silva Coutinho, L Silva de Oliveira, G Simi, S Simone, M Sirendi, N Skidmore, T Skwarnicki, E Smith, I T Smith, J Smith, M Smith, L Soares Lavra, M D Sokoloff, F J P Soler, B Souza De Paula, B Spaan, P Spradlin, S Sridharan, F Stagni, M Stahl, S Stahl, P Stefko, S Stefkova, O Steinkamp, S Stemmle, O Stenyakin, H Stevens, S Stoica, S Stone, B Storaci, S Stracka, M E Stramaglia, M Straticiuc, U Straumann, L Sun, W Sutcliffe, K Swientek, V Syropoulos, M Szczekowski, T Szumlak, S T'Jampens, A Tayduganov, T Tekampe, G Tellarini, F Teubert, E Thomas, J van Tilburg, M J Tilley, V Tisserand, M Tobin, S Tolk, L Tomassetti, D Tonelli, S Topp-Joergensen, F Toriello, R Tourinho Jadallah Aoude, E Tournefier, S Tourneur, K Trabelsi, M Traill, M T Tran, M Tresch, A Trisovic, A Tsaregorodtsev, P Tsopelas, A Tully, N Tuning, A Ukleja, A Ustyuzhanin, U Uwer, C Vacca, V Vagnoni, A Valassi, S Valat, G Valenti, R Vazquez Gomez, P Vazquez Regueiro, S Vecchi, M van Veghel, J J Velthuis, M Veltri, G Veneziano, A Venkateswaran, T A Verlage, M Vernet, M Vesterinen, J V Viana Barbosa, B Viaud, D Vieira, M Vieites Diaz, H Viemann, X Vilasis-Cardona, M Vitti, V Volkov, A Vollhardt, B Voneki, A Vorobyev, V Vorobyev, C Voß, J A de Vries, C Vázquez Sierra, R Waldi, C Wallace, R Wallace, J Walsh, J Wang, D R Ward, H M Wark, N K Watson, D Websdale, A Weiden, M Whitehead, J Wicht, G Wilkinson, M Wilkinson, M Williams, M P Williams, M Williams, T Williams, F F Wilson, J Wimberley, M A Winn, J Wishahi, W Wislicki, M Witek, G Wormser, S A Wotton, K Wraight, K Wyllie, Y Xie, Z Xing, Z Xu, Z Yang, Z Yang, Y Yao, H Yin, J Yu, X Yuan, O Yushchenko, K A Zarebski, M Zavertyaev, L Zhang, Y Zhang, A Zhelezov, Y Zheng, X Zhu, V Zhukov, S Zucchelli
The Ξ_{c}^{+}K^{-} mass spectrum is studied with a sample of pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.3  fb^{-1}, collected by the LHCb experiment. The Ξ_{c}^{+} is reconstructed in the decay mode pK^{-}π^{+}. Five new, narrow excited Ω_{c}^{0} states are observed: the Ω_{c}(3000)^{0}, Ω_{c}(3050)^{0}, Ω_{c}(3066)^{0}, Ω_{c}(3090)^{0}, and Ω_{c}(3119)^{0}. Measurements of their masses and widths are reported.
May 5, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522759/effect-of-cyclooxygenase-inhibition-on-the-inspiratory-muscle-metaboreflex-induced-cardiovascular-consequences-in-men
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Joshua R Smith, Kaylin D Didier, Shane M Hammer, Andrew M Alexander, Stephanie P Kurti, Steven W Copp, Thomas J Barstow, Craig A Harms
Inspiratory muscle metaboreflex activation increases mean arterial pressure (MAP) and limb vascular resistance (LVR) and decreases limb blood flow (Q̇L). Cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition has been found to attenuate limb skeletal muscle metaboreflex-induced increases in muscle sympathetic nerve activity. We hypothesized that compared to placebo (PLA), COX inhibition would attenuate inspiratory muscle metaboreflex-induced 1) increases in MAP and LVR and 2) decreases in Q̇L Seven men (22±1 years) were recruited and orally consumed ibuprofen (IB, 10mg/kg) or PLA 90 min prior to performing the cold pressor test (CPT) for 2 min and inspiratory resistive breathing task (IRBT) for 14...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513613/defects-in-the-acid-phosphatase-acpt-cause-recessive-hypoplastic-amelogenesis-imperfecta
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Claire El Smith, Laura LE Whitehouse, James A Poulter, Steven J Brookes, Peter F Day, Francesca Soldani, Jennifer Kirkham, Chris F Inglehearn, Alan J Mighell
We identified two homozygous missense variants (c.428C>T, p.(T143M) and c.746C>T, p.(P249L)) in ACPT, the gene encoding acid phosphatase, testicular, which segregates with hypoplastic amelogenesis imperfecta in two unrelated families. ACPT is reported to play a role in odontoblast differentiation and mineralisation by supplying phosphate during dentine formation. Analysis by computerised tomography and scanning electron microscopy of a primary molar tooth from an individual homozygous for the c.746C>T variant revealed an enamel layer that was hypoplastic, but mineralised with prismatic architecture...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512513/using-a-concept-inventory-to-reveal-student-thinking-associated-with-common-misconceptions-about-antibiotic-resistance
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Ann M Stevens, Ann C Smith, Gili Marbach-Ad, Sarah A Balcom, John Buchner, Sandra L Daniel, Jeffrey J DeStefano, Najib M El-Sayed, Kenneth Frauwirth, Vincent T Lee, Kevin S McIver, Stephen B Melville, David M Mosser, David L Popham, Birgit E Scharf, Florian D Schubot, Richard W Seyler, Patricia Ann Shields, Wenxia Song, Daniel C Stein, Richard C Stewart, Katerina V Thompson, Zhaomin Yang, Stephanie A Yarwood
Misconceptions, also known as alternate conceptions, about key concepts often hinder the ability of students to learn new knowledge. Concept inventories (CIs) are designed to assess students' understanding of key concepts, especially those prone to misconceptions. Two-tiered CIs include prompts that ask students to explain the logic behind their answer choice. Such two-tiered CIs afford an opportunity for faculty to explore the student thinking behind the common misconceptions represented by their choice of a distractor...
April 2017: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510680/effect-of-oral-iron-repletion-on-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-iron-deficiency-the-ironout-hf-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gregory D Lewis, Rajeev Malhotra, Adrian F Hernandez, Steven E McNulty, Andrew Smith, G Michael Felker, W H Wilson Tang, Shane J LaRue, Margaret M Redfield, Marc J Semigran, Michael M Givertz, Peter Van Buren, David Whellan, Kevin J Anstrom, Monica R Shah, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, Javed Butler, Eugene Braunwald
Importance: Iron deficiency is present in approximately 50% of patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) and is an independent predictor of reduced functional capacity and mortality. However, the efficacy of inexpensive readily available oral iron supplementation in heart failure is unknown. Objective: To test whether therapy with oral iron improves peak exercise capacity in patients with HFrEF and iron deficiency. Design, Setting, and Participants: Phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial of patients with HFrEF (<40%) and iron deficiency, defined as a serum ferritin level of 15 to 100 ng/mL or a serum ferritin level of 101 to 299 ng/mL with transferrin saturation of less than 20%...
May 16, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508743/mycobacterium-kansasii-isolated-from-tuberculinpositive-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-in-the-absence-of-disease
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Steven T Shipley, David K Johnson, Morteza Roodgar, David Glenn Smith, Charles A Montgomery, Steven M Lloyd, James A Higgins, Edwin H Kriel, Hilton J Klein, William P Porter, Jerome B Nazareno, Paul W Houghton, Aruna Panda, Louis J DeTolla
Mycobacterial infections are of primary health concern in NHP colonies in biomedical research. NHP are constantly monitoredand screened for Mycobacterium spp. We report 6 Chinese-origin rhesus macaques infected with Mycobacterium kansasii thatexhibited positive tuberculin skin tests in the absence of disease. Two of these macaques were being used for research purposes;the remaining 4 macaques were residing at the contract quarantine company. Histopathology and acid-fast staining of fixed tissues from all macaques showed that all were free of disease...
May 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506515/combined-semi-empirical-screening-and-design-of-experiments-doe-approach-to-identify-candidate-formulations-of-a-lyophilized-live-attenuated-tetravalent-viral-vaccine-candidate
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Ashaben Patel, Steven M Erb, Linda Strange, Ravi S Shukla, Ozan Kumru, Lee Smith, Paul Nelson, Sangeeta B Joshi, Jill A Livengood, David B Volkin
A combination experimental approach, utilizing semi-empirical excipient screening followed by statistical modeling using design of experiments (DOE), was undertaken to identify stabilizing candidate formulations for a lyophilized live attenuated Flavivirus vaccine candidate. Various potential pharmaceutical compounds used in either marketed or investigative live attenuated viral vaccine formulations were first identified. The ability of additives from different categories of excipients, either alone or in combination, were then evaluated for their ability to stabilize virus against freeze-thaw, freeze-drying, and accelerated storage (25°C) stresses by measuring infectious virus titer...
May 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505240/incidence-of-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-following-hiv-preexposure-prophylaxis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-modeling-study
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Samuel M Jenness, Kevin M Weiss, Steven M Goodreau, Thomas Gift, Harrell Chesson, Karen W Hoover, Dawn K Smith, Albert Y Liu, Patrick S Sullivan, Eli S Rosenberg
Background: Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective for preventing HIV, but risk compensation (RC) in men who have sex with men (MSM) raises concerns about increased sexually transmitted infections (STIs). CDC's PrEP guidelines recommend biannual STI screening, which may reduce incidence by treating STIs that would otherwise remain undiagnosed. We investigated the impact of these two potentially counteracting phenomena. Methods: With a stochastic network-based mathematical model of HIV and rectal/urogenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) transmission dynamics among MSM in the United States, we simulated PrEP uptake following the prescription indications and HIV/STI screening recommendations in the CDC guidelines...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502246/time-in-assertive-community-treatment-a-statewide-quality-improvement-initiative-to-reduce-length-of-participation
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Steven Huz, Helle Thorning, Candace N White, Lin Fang, Bikki Tran Smith, Marleen Radigan, Lisa B Dixon
The investigators describe a New York State initiative to increase flow through assertive community treatment (ACT) while encouraging transition to less intensive services. This initiative began as ACT approached full capacity and as evidence emerged that participants can sustain recovery post-ACT. Comparison of performance indicators over time showed that time in ACT decreased, turnover rate increased, and the percentage of ACT participants who met treatment objectives rose. Also, post-ACT rates of ambulatory behavioral health follow-up increased while rates of psychiatric inpatient hospitalization decreased...
May 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498895/acute-illness-among-surfers-after-exposure-to-seawater-in-dry-and-wet-weather-conditions
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Benjamin F Arnold, Kenneth C Schiff, Ayse Ercumen, Jade Benjamin-Chung, Joshua A Steele, John F Griffith, Steven J Steinberg, Paul Smith, Charles D McGee, Richard Wilson, Chad Nelsen, Stephen B Weisberg, John M Colford
Rainstorms increase levels of fecal indicator bacteria in urban coastal waters, but it is unknown whether exposure to seawater after rainstorms increases rates of acute illness. Our objective was to provide the first estimates of rates of acute illness after seawater exposure during both dry- and wet-weather periods and to determine the relationship between levels of indicator bacteria and illness among surfers, a population with a high potential for exposure after rain. We enrolled 654 surfers in San Diego, California, and followed them longitudinally during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 winters (33,377 days of observation, 10,081 surf sessions)...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498854/single-trait-and-multi-trait-genome-wide-association-analyses-identify-novel-loci-for-blood-pressure-in-african-ancestry-populations
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Jingjing Liang, Thu H Le, Digna R Velez Edwards, Bamidele O Tayo, Kyle J Gaulton, Jennifer A Smith, Yingchang Lu, Richard A Jensen, Guanjie Chen, Lisa R Yanek, Karen Schwander, Salman M Tajuddin, Tamar Sofer, Wonji Kim, James Kayima, Colin A McKenzie, Ervin Fox, Michael A Nalls, J Hunter Young, Yan V Sun, Jacqueline M Lane, Sylvia Cechova, Jie Zhou, Hua Tang, Myriam Fornage, Solomon K Musani, Heming Wang, Juyoung Lee, Adebowale Adeyemo, Albert W Dreisbach, Terrence Forrester, Pei-Lun Chu, Anne Cappola, Michele K Evans, Alanna C Morrison, Lisa W Martin, Kerri L Wiggins, Qin Hui, Wei Zhao, Rebecca D Jackson, Erin B Ware, Jessica D Faul, Alex P Reiner, Michael Bray, Joshua C Denny, Thomas H Mosley, Walter Palmas, Xiuqing Guo, George J Papanicolaou, Alan D Penman, Joseph F Polak, Kenneth Rice, Ken D Taylor, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P Bottinger, Kiang Liu, Neil Risch, Steven C Hunt, Charles Kooperberg, Alan B Zonderman, Cathy C Laurie, Diane M Becker, Jianwen Cai, Ruth J F Loos, Bruce M Psaty, David R Weir, Sharon L R Kardia, Donna K Arnett, Sungho Won, Todd L Edwards, Susan Redline, Richard S Cooper, D C Rao, Jerome I Rotter, Charles Rotimi, Daniel Levy, Aravinda Chakravarti, Xiaofeng Zhu, Nora Franceschini
Hypertension is a leading cause of global disease, mortality, and disability. While individuals of African descent suffer a disproportionate burden of hypertension and its complications, they have been underrepresented in genetic studies. To identify novel susceptibility loci for blood pressure and hypertension in people of African ancestry, we performed both single and multiple-trait genome-wide association analyses. We analyzed 21 genome-wide association studies comprised of 31,968 individuals of African ancestry, and validated our results with additional 54,395 individuals from multi-ethnic studies...
May 12, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490230/acceptability-of-in-utero-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Ryan M Antiel, Scott D Halpern, Evelyn M Stevens, Jesse D Vrecenak, Chavis A Patterson, Trudy Tchume-Johnson, Kim Smith-Whitley, William H Peranteau, Alan W Flake, Lamia P Barakat
BACKGROUND: In utero hematopoietic cell transplantation (IUHCT) has curative potential for sickle cell disease (SCD) but carries a risk of fetal demise. METHODS: We assessed the conditions under which parents of children with SCD and young adults with SCD would consider IUHCT in a future pregnancy, given a 5% fixed risk of fetal demise. Participants were randomized to consider a hypothetical cure rate (20%, 40%, or 70%). Subsequently, cure rate was either increased or decreased depending on the previous answer to reveal the lowest acceptable rate...
May 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482722/patterns-of-treatment-and-costs-associated-with-transfusion-burden-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Amy E DeZern, Gary Binder, Syed Rizvi, Frank A Corvino, Steven R Arikian, Andy Surinach, Jianyi Lee, B Douglas Smith
Transfusion dependence (TD) among myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients negatively impacts survival and health-related quality of life. We evaluated cost patterns of MDS care during TD and transfusion independence (TI). MDS patients were identified from a US claims database (2008-2013). TD was defined as ≥2 consecutive 8-week periods with ≥1 claim during each, and no interim 56-day period without transfusion; TI as 8 subsequent transfusion-free weeks; and transfusion frequency as the mean interval between transfusions during the TD period...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481638/impact-of-total-body-weight-on-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-gram-negative-bacteremia
#17
Ronald G Hall, Eunice Yoo, Andrew Faust, Terri Smith, Edward Goodman, Eric M Mortensen, Steven Richardson, Carlos Alvarez
BACKGROUND: The impact of total body weight (TBW) on 30-day mortality associated with gram-negative bacteremia has not been previously evaluated. METHODS: The cohort included 323 patients >/=18 years old with gram-negative bacteremia (1/1/2008-8/31/2011) who received >/=48 hours of antibiotics. We compared 30-day mortality of TBW <70kg vs. >/=70kg with a multivariable stepwise logistic regression adjusting for age >/=70 years, cancer diagnosis, and Pitt bacteremia score of >/=4...
May 8, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474861/group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-are-elevated-and-activated-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#18
Julie A Poposki, Aiko I Klingler, Bruce K Tan, Pejman Soroosh, Homayon Banie, Gavin Lewis, Kathryn E Hulse, Whitney W Stevens, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Robert P Schleimer, Kevin C Welch, Stephanie S Smith, David B Conley, Joseph R Raviv, James G Karras, Omid Akbari, Robert C Kern, Atsushi Kato
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is characterized by type 2 inflammation with high levels of Th2 cytokines. Although T helper cytokines are released from T cells, innate lymphoid cells (ILC) are also known to produce high levels of the same cytokines. However, the presence of various types of ILC in CRS is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to fully characterize the presence of all ILC subsets in CRS and to identify phenotypical differences of group 2 ILC (ILC2) in CRSwNP compared to ILC2 from non-type 2 inflamed areas...
April 19, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469705/suppression-of-cinnamoyl-coa-reductase-increases-the-level-of-monolignol-ferulates-incorporated-into-maize-lignins
#19
Rebecca A Smith, Cynthia L Cass, Mona Mazaheri, Rajandeep S Sekhon, Marlies Heckwolf, Heidi Kaeppler, Natalia de Leon, Shawn D Mansfield, Shawn M Kaeppler, John C Sedbrook, Steven D Karlen, John Ralph
BACKGROUND: The cell wall polymer lignin provides structural support and rigidity to plant cell walls, and therefore to the plant body. However, the recalcitrance associated with lignin impedes the extraction of polysaccharides from the cell wall to make plant-based biofuels and biomaterials. The cell wall digestibility can be improved by introducing labile ester bonds into the lignin backbone that can be easily broken under mild base treatment at room temperature. The FERULOYL-CoA MONOLIGNOL TRANSFERASE (FMT) enzyme, which may be naturally found in many plants, uses feruloyl-CoA and monolignols to synthesize the ester-linked monolignol ferulate conjugates...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467880/teprotumumab-for-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Terry J Smith, George J Kahaly, Daniel G Ezra, James C Fleming, Roger A Dailey, Rosa A Tang, Gerald J Harris, Alessandro Antonelli, Mario Salvi, Robert A Goldberg, James W Gigantelli, Steven M Couch, Erin M Shriver, Brent R Hayek, Eric M Hink, Richard M Woodward, Kathleen Gabriel, Guido Magni, Raymond S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, a condition commonly associated with Graves' disease, remains inadequately treated. Current medical therapies, which primarily consist of glucocorticoids, have limited efficacy and present safety concerns. Inhibition of the insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) is a new therapeutic strategy to attenuate the underlying autoimmune pathogenesis of ophthalmopathy. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, double-masked, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine the efficacy and safety of teprotumumab, a human monoclonal antibody inhibitor of IGF-IR, in patients with active, moderate-to-severe ophthalmopathy...
May 4, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
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