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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781152/quality-perception-purchase-intention-and-the-impact-of-information-on-the-evaluation-of-refined-pacific-cupped-oysters-crassostrea-gigas-by-dutch-consumers
#1
Jasper van Houcke, Themistokilis Altintzoglou, Jozef Linssen, Joop Luten
BACKGROUND: Oyster refinement using land-based pond systems is a new activity in the Dutch oyster sector in order to increase the oyster tissue weight and change the sensorial properties of oysters. However, the response of Dutch consumers towards refined oysters is unknown. The research aim was to gain insight in the importance of oyster quality parameters, drivers for oyster consumption and acceptance of refined oysters by Dutch consumers taking into account the information given on the product and process...
May 20, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773986/flavopiridol-protects-bone-tissue-by-attenuating-rankl-induced-osteoclast-formation
#2
Zi'ang Hu, Yilei Chen, Lijiang Song, Jasper H N Yik, Dominik R Haudenschild, Shunwu Fan
Bone resorption and homeostasis is carried out by osteoclasts, whose differentiation and activity are regulated by the RANK/RANKL axis. Our previous studies using a mouse model of joint injury show that joint trauma induces local inflammation followed by bone remodeling. The transcription factor cyclin-dependent kinase 9 (CDK9) is the major regulator of inflammation, as CDK9 inhibitor flavopiridol effectively suppress injury-induced inflammatory response. The objective of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism through which flavopiridol regulates bone resorption...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772559/gitr-domain-inside-car-co-stimulates-activity-of-car-t-cells-against-cancer
#3
Vita M Golubovskaya, Robert Berahovich, Qumiao Xu, Hua Zhou, Shirley Xu, Jasper Guan, Hizkia Harto, Le Li, Lijun Wu
T cells expressing Chimeric antigen receptors or CAR-T cells are used as a novel treatment against hematological and solid cancers. In this report, we designed CAR with glucocorticoid-induced TNFR-related protein (GITR) co-stimulatory domain to study its ability to co-activate CAR-T cells. EGFR-GITR-CD3 CAR-T cells were cytotoxic against EGFR-positive: pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells but not against EGFR-negative cancer cells. The cytotoxic activity of EGFR-GITR-CD3 CAR-T cells was comparable or better than EGFR-28-CD3 or EGFR-41BB-CD3 CAR-T cells...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767680/propensity-for-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-african-american-women-may-be-explained-by-low-energy-expenditure-in-early-pregnancy
#4
Jasper Most, L Anne Gilmore, Abby D Altazan, Marshall St Amant, Robbie A Beyl, Eric Ravussin, Leanne M Redman
Background: African-American (AA) women have poorer pregnancy outcomes and studies in nonpregnant women suggest a different etiology of weight gain in AA compared with white women. We hypothesized that physiologic factors such as low energy expenditure and physical activity would be present in AA compared with white women in pregnancy. Objective: We aimed to identify physiologic risk factors for disordered energy balance in AA and white women early in pregnancy...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759948/measuring-relative-positions-and-orientations-of-the-tibia-with-respect-to-the-femur-using-one-channel-3d-tracked-a-mode-ultrasound-tracking-system-a-cadaveric-study
#5
Kenan Niu, Jasper Homminga, Victor Sluiter, André Sprengers, Nico Verdonschot
The purpose of this study is to investigate the technical feasibility of measuring relative positions and orientations of the tibia with respect to the femur in an in-vitro experiment by using a 3D-tracked A-mode ultrasound system and to determine its accuracy of angular and translational measurements. As A-mode ultrasound is capable of detecting bone surface through soft tissue in a non-invasive manner, the combination of a single A-mode ultrasound transducer with an optical motion tracking system provides the possibility for digitizing the 3D locations of bony points at different anatomical regions on the thigh and the shank...
May 11, 2018: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756333/safe-use-of-epidural-corticosteroid-injections-recommendations-of-the-wip-benelux-workgroup
#6
REVIEW
Koen Van Boxem, Mienke Rijsdijk, Guy Hans, Jasper de Jong, Jan Willem Kallewaard, Kris Vissers, Maarten van Kleef, James P Rathmell, Jan Van Zundert
BACKGROUND: Epidural corticosteroid injections are used frequently worldwide in the treatment of radicular pain. Concerns have risen involving rare major neurologic injuries after this treatment. Recommendations to prevent these complications have been published, but local implementation is not always feasible due to local circumstances and necessitating local recommendations based on literature review. METHODS: A workgroup of 4 stakeholder pain societies in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux) has reviewed the literature involving neurological complications after epidural corticosteroid injections and possible safety measures to prevent these major neurologic injuries...
May 14, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754864/adherence-to-polyethylene-glycol-treatment-in-children-with-functional-constipation-is-associated-with-parental-illness-perceptions-satisfaction-with-treatment-and-perceived-treatment-convenience
#7
Ilan Jasper Nader Koppen, Elsa A van Wassenaer, Rinse W Barendsen, Paul L Brand, Marc A Benninga
OBJECTIVES: To assess treatment adherence in children with functional constipation and to evaluate the association with parental beliefs about medication, illness perceptions, treatment satisfaction, and satisfaction with information about medication. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey was administered among parents of children with functional constipation treated with polyethylene glycol. Adherence was measured via the Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS-5, score 5-25), with greater scores indicating better adherence (scores ≥23 were defined as adherent)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752315/formation-of-immune-complexes-with-a-tetanus-derived-b-cell-epitope-boosts-human-t-cell-responses-to-covalently-linked-peptides-in-an-ex-vivo-blood-loop-system
#8
Erika A K Fletcher, Wendy van Maren, Robert Cordfunke, Jasper Dinkelaar, Jeroen D C Codee, Gijs van der Marel, Cornelis J M Melief, Ferry Ossendorp, Jan Wouter Drijfhout, Sara M Mangsbo
Enhancing T cell responses against both viral and tumor Ags requires efficient costimulation and directed delivery of peptide Ags into APCs. Long peptide vaccines are considered favorable vaccine moieties from a clinical perspective, as they can harbor more than one immunogenic epitope enabling treatment of a broader target population. In addition, longer peptides are not extracellularly loaded on MHC class I; rather, they require intracellular processing and will thereby be presented to T cells mainly by professional APCs, thereby avoiding the risk of tolerance induction...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750599/peri-operative-nasal-eradication-therapy-prevents-staphylococcus-aureus-surgical-site-infections-in-aortoiliac-surgery
#9
Jasper C M Langenberg, Jan A J W Kluytmans, Paul G H Mulder, Jannie Romme, Gwan H Ho, Lyckle Van Der Laan
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) cause considerable morbidity and deaths among patients undergoing vascular surgery. Pre-operative screening and subsequent treatment of nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriers with mupirocin and chlorhexidine reduces the risk of SSIs in cardiothoracic and orthopedic surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of this screen-and-treat strategy on the development of SSI in patients undergoing aortoiliac surgery. METHODS: A prospective study was performed that enrolled an intervention cohort comprising all patients undergoing aortoiliac surgery from February 2013 to December 2016...
May 11, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748651/advances-in-assessing-body-composition-during-pregnancy
#10
REVIEW
Jasper Most, Kara Lynn Marlatt, Abby Duhé Altazan, Leanne Maree Redman
The prevalence of excess gestational weight gain is increasing worldwide and is associated with pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes mellitus, pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, macrosomia, and development of obesity in offspring. Whereas gestational weight gain positively correlates with the gain in fat mass (FM), fat-free mass (FFM) gain is relatively consistent across pregnancies. Commonly used methods to assess body composition include anthropometry, densitometry (air displacement plethysmography, underwater weighing), and hydrometry (isotope dilution, bioimpedance analysis)...
May 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745308/conservative-treatment-of-non-aneurysmal-infectious-aortitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Jasper Callemeyn, Kim Daenens, Inge Derdelinckx, Steven Dymarkowski, Katleen Fagard
BACKGROUND:  Non-aneurysmal infectious aortitis is a rare clinical entity with most often lethal complications when surgical intervention is delayed. OBJECTIVES:  This report describes the case of a non-aneurysmal infectious aortitis complicated with a penetrating aortic ulcer in an elderly woman, caused by a methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Surgery was deemed contra-indicated and treatment was limited to the administration of intravenous vancomycin (2 grams daily), followed by flucloxacillin (6 times 2 grams daily)...
May 10, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740421/toxicity-of-food-grade-tio-2-to-commensal-intestinal-and-transient-food-borne-bacteria-new-insights-using-nano-sims-and-synchrotron-uv-fluorescence-imaging
#12
Joanna M Radziwill-Bienkowska, Pauline Talbot, Jasper B J Kamphuis, Véronique Robert, Christel Cartier, Isabelle Fourquaux, Esther Lentzen, Jean-Nicolas Audinot, Frédéric Jamme, Matthieu Réfrégiers, Jacek K Bardowski, Philippe Langella, Magdalena Kowalczyk, Eric Houdeau, Muriel Thomas, Muriel Mercier-Bonin
Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) is commonly used as a food additive (E171 in the EU) for its whitening and opacifying properties. However, a risk of intestinal barrier disruption, including dysbiosis of the gut microbiota, is increasingly suspected because of the presence of a nano-sized fraction in this additive. We hypothesized that food-grade E171 and Aeroxyde P25 (identical to the NM-105 OECD reference nanomaterial in the European Union Joint Research Centre) interact with both commensal intestinal bacteria and transient food-borne bacteria under non-UV-irradiated conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739430/relax-restricted-versus-liberal-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-patients-without-ards-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
Anna Geke Algera, Luigi Pisani, Dennis C J Bergmans, Sylvia den Boer, Corianne A J de Borgie, Frank H Bosch, Karina Bruin, Thomas G Cherpanath, Rogier M Determann, Arjen M Dondorp, Dave A Dongelmans, Henrik Endeman, Jasper J Haringman, Janneke Horn, Nicole P Juffermans, David M van Meenen, Nardo J van der Meer, Maruschka P Merkus, Hazra S Moeniralam, Ilse Purmer, Pieter Roel Tuinman, Mathilde Slabbekoorn, Peter E Spronk, Alexander P J Vlaar, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Ary Serpa Neto, Marcus J Schultz, Frederique Paulus
BACKGROUND: Evidence for benefit of high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is largely lacking for invasively ventilated, critically ill patients with uninjured lungs. We hypothesize that ventilation with low PEEP is noninferior to ventilation with high PEEP with regard to the number of ventilator-free days and being alive at day 28 in this population.  METHODS/DESIGN: The "REstricted versus Liberal positive end-expiratory pressure in patients without ARDS" trial (RELAx) is a national, multicenter, randomized controlled, noninferiority trial in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients with uninjured lungs who are expected not to be extubated within 24 h...
May 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739207/nascent-energy-distribution-of-the-criegee-intermediate-ch-2-oo-from-direct-dynamics-calculations-of-primary-ozonide-dissociation
#14
Mark Pfeifle, Yong-Tao Ma, Ahren W Jasper, Lawrence B Harding, William L Hase, Stephen J Klippenstein
Ozonolysis produces chemically activated carbonyl oxides (Criegee intermediates, CIs) that are either stabilized or decompose directly. This branching has an important impact on atmospheric chemistry. Prior theoretical studies have employed statistical models for energy partitioning to the CI arising from dissociation of the initially formed primary ozonide (POZ). Here, we used direct dynamics simulations to explore this partitioning for decomposition of c-C2 H4 O3 , the POZ in ethylene ozonolysis. A priori estimates for the overall stabilization probability were then obtained by coupling the direct dynamics results with master equation simulations...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736415/laser-speckle-strain-imaging-reveals-the-origin-of-delayed-fracture-in-a-soft-solid
#15
Hanne M van der Kooij, Simone Dussi, Gea T van de Kerkhof, Raoul A M Frijns, Jasper van der Gucht, Joris Sprakel
Stresses well below the critical fracture stress can lead to highly unpredictable delayed fracture after a long period of seemingly quiescent stability. Delayed fracture is a major threat to the lifetime of materials, and its unpredictability makes it difficult to prevent. This is exacerbated by the lack of consensus on the microscopic mechanisms at its origin because unambiguous experimental proof of these mechanisms remains absent. We present an experimental approach to measure, with high spatial and temporal resolution, the local deformations that precipitate crack nucleation...
May 2018: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736245/pharmacological-properties-of-revefenacin-td-4208-a-novel-nebulized-long-acting-and-lung-selective-muscarinic-antagonist-at-human-recombinant-muscarinic-receptors-and-in-rat-guinea-pig-and-human-isolated-airway-tissues
#16
Sharath S Hegde, M Teresa Pulido-Rios, Mark A Luttmann, James J Foley, Gerald E Hunsberger, Tod Steinfeld, TaeWeon Lee, Yuhua Ji, Mathai M Mammen, Jeffrey R Jasper
Revefenacin (TD-4208) is a novel, long-acting, and lung-selective muscarinic cholinergic receptor (mAChR) antagonist in development as a nebulized inhalation solution for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. This study evaluated the pharmacology of revefenacin at human recombinant mAChRs and in airway tissues from rats, guinea pigs, and humans. At human recombinant mAChRs, revefenacin displayed high affinity (pKI  = 8.2-9.8) and behaved as a competitive antagonist (pKI, apparent = 9...
June 2018: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730950/emerging-intravesical-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#17
Jasper Crijnen, Theo M de Reijke
Bladder cancer (BC) is a severe health burden: it is the fifth most common malignancy in the world and has high recurrence and progression rates. Standard treatment starts with TURB followed by intravesical chemotherapy with Mitomycin C or immunotherapy with BCG. However, successful management still remains a challenge, because approximately 30% of patients have recurrence or progression within 5 years, and treatment has considerable side effects. Anticipating on the upcoming BCG shortage emphasizes, moreover, the necessity to develop and study novel treatments...
May 5, 2018: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730458/annular-closure-in-lumbar-microdiskectomy-for-prevention-of-reherniation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Claudius Thomé, Peter Douglas Klassen, Gerrit J Bouma, Adisa Kursumovic, Javier Fandino, Martin Barth, Mark Arts, Wimar van den Brink, Richard Bostelmann, Aldemar Hegewald, Volkmar Heidecke, Peter Vajkoczy, Susanne Fröhlich, Jasper Wolfs, Richard Assaker, Erik Van de Kelft, Hans-Peter Köhler, Senol Jadik, Sandro Eustacchio, Robert Hes, Frederic Martens
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Patients with large annular defects following lumbar diskectomy for disk herniation are at high risk for symptomatic recurrence and reoperation. PURPOSE: To determine whether a bone-anchored annular closure device in addition to lumbar microdiskectomy resulted in lower reherniation and reoperation rates plus increased overall success compared to lumbar microdiskectomy alone. DESIGN: Multicenter, randomized superiority study...
May 3, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726811/correction-the-ampa-receptor-associated-protein-shisa7-regulates-hippocampal-synaptic-function-and-contextual-memory
#19
Leanne J M Schmitz, Remco V Klaassen, Marta Ruiperez-Alonso, Azra Elia Zamri, Jasper Stroeder, Priyanka Rao-Ruiz, Johannes C Lodder, Rolinka J van der Loo, Huib D Mansvelder, August B Smit, Sabine Spijker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721542/the-endoscopic-modified-lothrop-procedure-review-of-single-institution-experience-and-long-term-outcomes
#20
Jasper Shen, Nadia Chan, Bozena B Wrobel
Background: Endoscopic Modified Lothrop Procedure (EMLP) has become a fundamental practice in rhinology. Improvements in symptom burden, ostial patency, morbidity, and costs have surpassed that of an open approach to the frontal sinus. Long-term efficacy has not been well established. Objective: This study details the long-term outcomes of EMLP and risk factors for subsequent surgical revision at a single institution. Methods: This study utilized a retrospective review of patients who underwent EMLP from September 2006 to February 2017 by a single surgeon at an academic tertiary referral center...
April 2018: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
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