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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040974/an-intergroup-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-or-cetuximab-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-and-in-combination-with-chemoradiation-in-patients-with-resected-pancreatic-carcinoma-a-trial-of-the-ecog-acrin-cancer-research-group-e2204
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Jordan D Berlin, Yang Feng, Paul Catalano, James L Abbruzzese, Philip A Philip, Robert R McWilliams, Andrew M Lowy, Al B Benson Iii, A William Blackstock
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate toxicity of two treatment arms, A (cetuximab) and B (bevacizumab), when combined with gemcitabine, and chemoradiation in patients with completely resected pancreatic carcinoma. Secondary objectives included overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). METHODS: Patients with R0/R1 resection were randomized 1:1 to cetuximab or bevacizumab administered in combination with gemcitabine for two treatment cycles. Next three cycles included concurrent cetuximab/bevacizumab plus chemoradiation, followed by one cycle of cetuximab/bevacizumab...
October 18, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040951/perfluoroalkyl-substances-bone-density-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-obese-8-12-year-old-children-a-pilot-study
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Naila Khalil, James R Ebert, Masato Honda, Miryoung Lee, Ramzi W Nahhas, Antti Koskela, Thomas Hangartner, Kurunthachalam Kannan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), have been associated with adverse bone, and metabolic changes in adults. However association of PFASs with bone health in children is understudied. Considering their role as endocrine disruptors, we examined relationships of four PFASs with bone health in children. METHODS: In a cross sectional pilot study, 48 obese children aged 8-12 years were enrolled from Dayton's Children Hospital, Ohio...
October 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040946/neuropsychological-predictors-of-response-to-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-persons-with-severe-mental-illness
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Kim T Mueser, Susan R McGurk, Haiyi Xie, Elisa E Bolton, M Kay Jankowski, Weili Lu, Stanley D Rosenberg, Rosemarie Wolfe
This study examined whether cognitive functioning was related to treatment outcomes in persons with severe mental illness who received a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study sample was drawn from a larger controlled trial of 108 persons with severe mental illness and PTSD comparing the effects of CBT with treatment as usual on PTSD and related outcomes, with assessments conducted at baseline, post-treatment, and 3- and 6-month follow-ups...
October 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040881/new-high-throughput-measurement-systems-for-radioactive-wastes-segregation-and-free-release
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J Suran, P Kovar, J Smoldasova, J Solc, L Skala, D Arnold, S Jerome, P de Felice, B Pedersen, T Bogucarska, F Tzika, R van Ammel
This paper addresses the measurement facilities for pre-selection of waste materials prior to measurement for repository acceptance or possible free release (segregation measurement system); and free release (free release measurement system), based on a single standardized concept characterized by unique, patented lead-free shielding. The key objective is to improve the throughput, accuracy, reliability, modularity and mobility of segregation and free-release measurement. This will result in a more reliable decision-making with regard to the safe release and disposal of radioactive wastes into the environment and, resulting in positive economic outcomes...
September 28, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040825/comparing-the-predictive-validity-of-the-four-factor-and-five-factor-bifactor-measurement-structures-of-the-drinking-motives-questionnaire
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Andrew Lac, Candice D Donaldson
INTRODUCTION: The Drinking Motives Questionnaire (DMQ-R) is the most widely administered instrument to assess reasons for consuming alcohol and is conventionally premised on a four-factor structure. Recent research instead reveals that a bifactor measurement model of five motive factors (one general and four specific) represents a superior psychometric embodiment of the scale. The current study evaluated and compared the predictive validity of the four-factor and five-factor models of drinking motives in longitudinally explaining alcohol use and problems...
October 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040774/assessing-the-between-background-stability-of-metabolic-effects-arising-from-lignin-related-transgenic-modifications-in-two-populus-hybrids-using-non-targeted-metabolomics
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Andrew R Robinson, Rebecca Dauwe, Shawn D Mansfield
The advances in 'high-throughput' biology have significantly expanded our fundamental understanding of complex biological processes inherent to tree growth and development. Relative to the significant achievements attained with whole genome re-sequencing and transcriptomics efforts, the development and power of post-transcriptional tools such as proteomics and metabolomics continue to lag behind in tree biology. However, the inclusion of these powerful functional genomics platforms should substantially enable systems biology assessments of tree development, physiology and response(s) to biotic and abiotic stresses...
October 10, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040759/cervical-alignment-changes-in-patients-developing-proximal-junctional-kyphosis-following-surgical-correction-of-adult-spinal-deformity
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Peter G Passias, Samantha R Horn, Cyrus M Jalai, Subaraman Ramchandran, Gregory W Poorman, Han Jo Kim, Justin S Smith, Daniel Sciubba, Alexandra Soroceanu, Christopher P Ames, D Kojo Hamilton, Robert Eastlack, Douglas Burton, Munish Gupta, Shay Bess, Virginie Lafage, Frank Schwab
BACKGROUND: Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) following adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery is a well-documented complication, but associations between radiographic PJK and cervical malalignment onset remain unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To study cervical malalignment in ASD surgical patients that develop PJK. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospective multicenter database. Inclusion: primary ASD patients (≥5 levels fused, upper instrumented vertebra [UIV] at T2 or above, and 1-yr minimum follow-up) without baseline cervical deformity (CD), defined as ≥2 of the following criteria: T1 slope minus cervical lordosis < 20°, cervical sagittal vertical axis < 4 cm, C2-C7 cervical lordosis < 10°...
October 12, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040744/tobacco-exposure-and-sleep-disturbance-in-498-208-uk-biobank-participants
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D Boakye, C A Wyse, C A Morales-Celis, S M Biello, M E S Bailey, S Dare, J Ward, J M R Gill, J P Pell, D F Mackay
Background: The prevalence of sleep disturbance is high and increasing. The study investigated whether active, former and passive smoking were associated with sleep disturbance. Methods: This cross-sectional study used data from the UK Biobank: a cohort study of 502 655 participants, of whom 498 208 provided self-reported data on smoking and sleep characteristics. Multivariable multinomial and logistic regression models were used to examine the associations between smoking and sleep disturbance...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040624/altering-practices-to-include-bimodal-bilingual-asl-spoken-english-programming-at-a-small-school-for-the-deaf-in-canada
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Karen Priestley, Charlotte Enns, Shauna Arbuckle
Bimodal-bilingual programs are emerging as one way to meet broader needs and provide expanded language, educational and social-emotional opportunities for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (Marschark, M., Tang, G. & Knoors, H. (Eds). (2014). Bilingualism and bilingual Deaf education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; Paludneviciene & Harris, R. (2011). Impact of cochlear implants on the deaf community. In Paludneviciene, R. & Leigh, I. (Eds.), Cochlear implants evolving perspectives (pp. 3-19)...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040606/pinopode-score-around-the-time-of-implantation-is-predictive-of-successful-implantation-following-frozen-embryo-transfer-in-hormone-replacement-cycles
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X Y Jin, L J Zhao, D H Luo, L Liu, Y D Dai, X X Hu, Y Y Wang, X Lin, F Hong, T C Li, S Y Zhang
STUDY QUESTION: Is pinopode measurement of any prognostic value? SUMMARY ANSWER: Pinopode expression was significantly associated with the occurrence of pregnancy after frozen embryo transfer. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pinopodes are expressed in the endometrium during the implantation period. Pinopode measurement has been proposed as a marker of endometrial receptivity. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: A prospective cohort study was conducted at the Center of Reproductive Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, between 2014 and 2016, recruiting 172 women with infertility and undergoing frozen embryo transfer following IVF treatment...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040590/constructing-the-crystal-ball-how-to-get-reliable-prognostic-information-for-the-management-of-subfertile-couples
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R van Eekelen, N van Geloven, M van Wely, D J McLernon, M J Eijkemans, S Repping, E W Steyerberg, B W Mol, S Bhattacharya, F van der Veen
Couples in whom the results of an initial fertility workup fail to identify the presence of any obvious barriers to conception are diagnosed with unexplained subfertility. Couples who have tried to conceive for a relatively short time have a good chance of natural conception and thus may not benefit from immediate access to ART. As fertility decreases over time, the main dilemma that clinicians and couples face is when to abandon an expectant approach in favour of active treatment. Several prognostic or predictive models have been used to try to discriminate between couples with high and low chances of conception but have been unable to compare individualized chances of conception associated with ART relative to chances of natural conception at various time points...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040583/taste-receptor-polymorphisms-and-male-infertility
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M Gentiluomo, L Crifasi, A Luddi, D Locci, R Barale, P Piomboni, D Campa
STUDY QUESTION: Are polymorphisms of taste receptor genes associated with male infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: This study has showed the associations between three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in taste receptors genes (TASR) and male infertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Recent studies showed the expression of taste receptors in the testis and in spermatozoa, suggesting their possible role in infertility. The vast genetic variability in taste genes results in a large degree of diversity in various human phenotypes...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040582/cdc73-related-disorders-clinical-manifestations-and-case-detection-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Karin van der Tuin, Carli M J Tops, Muriel A Adank, Jan-Maarten Cobben, Neveen A T Hamdy, Marjolijn C Jongmans, Fred H Menko, Bernadette P M van Nesselrooij, Romana T Netea-Maier, Jan C Oosterwijk, Gerlof D Valk, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Frederik J Hes, Hans Morreau
Context: Heterozygous pathogenic germline variants in CDC73 predispose to the development of primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT), and less frequently, ossifying fibroma of the jaw and renal and uterine tumors. Clinical information on CDC73-related disorders has so far been limited to small case series. Objective: To assess the clinical manifestations and penetrance in CDC73-related disorders and to improve case detection in pHPT. Design: Nationwide retrospective Dutch cohort study...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040511/development-of-the-testis-in-pre-pubertal-boys-with-cancer-after-biopsy-for-fertility-preservation
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M Uijldert, A Meißner, A A de Melker, A M M van Pelt, M D van de Wetering, R R van Rijn, M van Wely, F van der Veen, S Repping
STUDY QUESTION: Is testicular growth affected by a testicular biopsy intended for fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys with cancer? SUMMARY ANSWER: Testicular growth of the biopsied testis is not impeded in comparison to the non-biopsied contralateral testis up until 1 year after surgery. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys by means of testicular biopsy has been conducted for more than 15 years. Although immediate adverse effects of testicular biopsy are rare (1%), no data exist on the effect of biopsy on testicular growth...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040508/adult-lifetime-diet-quality-and-physical-performance-in-older-age-findings-from-a-british-birth-cohort
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Sian M Robinson, Leo D Westbury, Rachel Cooper, Diana Kuh, Kate Ward, Holly E Syddall, Avan A Sayer, Cyrus Cooper
Background: Current evidence that links "healthier" dietary patterns to better measured physical performance is mainly from older populations; little is known about the role of earlier diet. We examined adult diet quality in relation to physical performance at age 60-64 years. Methods: Diet quality was defined using principal component analysis of dietary data collected at age 36, 43, 53, and 60-64. Throughout adulthood, diets of higher quality were characterized by higher consumption of fruit, vegetables, and wholegrain bread...
October 13, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040498/genome-stability-of-bovine-in-vivo-conceived-cleavage-stage-embryos-is-higher-compared-to-invitro-produced-embryos
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Olga Tšuiko, Maaike Catteeuw, Masoud Zamani Esteki, Aspasia Destouni, Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Urban Besenfelder, Vitezslav Havlicek, Katrien Smits, Ants Kurg, Andres Salumets, Thomas D'Hooghe, Thierry Voet, Ann Van Soom, Joris Robert Vermeesch
STUDY QUESTION: Is the rate and nature of chromosome instability (CIN) similar between bovine in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured cleavage-stage embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER: There is a major difference regarding chromosome stability of in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured embryos, as CIN is significantly lower in in vivo-derived cleavage-stage embryos compared to in vitro-cultured embryos. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: CIN is common during in vitro embryogenesis and is associated with early embryonic loss in humans, but the stability of in vivo-conceived cleavage-stage embryos remains largely unknown...
September 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040487/pedunculated-liposarcoma-of-the-esophagus
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G B Salis, J C Albertengo, M Bruno, G Palau, R González Villaveirán, D Lombardo, V Villafañe, C Zorraquín, M Ghigliani
Polypoid tumours of the esophagus present diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Liposarcomas are infrequent among them. We report a recent case. A 73-year-old male patient was seen in May 1995 in the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department, Clinica Modelo de Morón, with intermittent dysphagia and dyspnoea due to recurrent vomiting. A laryngeal lineal tomography showed a subglottic obstruction due to extrinsic compression. The patient was referred to the Gastroenterology Department, where an upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) series demonstrated mega-esophagus with abundant retained food...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040485/esophageal-duplication-cyst-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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D Kolomainen, P R Hurley, S R Ebbs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040471/endometriosis-fertility-index-predicts-live-births-following-surgical-resection-of-moderate-and-severe-endometriosis
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S Maheux-Lacroix, E Nesbitt-Hawes, R Deans, H Won, A Budden, D Adamson, J A Abbott
STUDY QUESTION: Can live birth be accurately predicted following surgical resection of moderate-severe (Stage III-IV) endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Live births can accurately be predicted with the endometriosis fertility index (EFI), with adnexal function being the most important factor to predict non-assisted reproductive technology (non-ART) fertility or the requirement for ART (www.endometriosisefi.com). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fertility prognosis is important to many women with severe endometriosis...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040389/the-anti-epileptic-ketogenic-diet-alters-hippocampal-transporter-levels-and-reduces-adiposity-in-aged-rats
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Abbi R Hernandez, Caesar M Hernandez, Keila T Campos, Leah M Truckenbrod, Yasemin Sakarya, Joseph A McQuail Ph D, Christy S Carter, Jennifer L Bizon, Andrew P Maurer, Sara N Burke
Nutritional ketosis is induced by high fat/low carbohydrate dietary regimens, which produce high levels of circulating ketone bodies, shifting metabolism away from glucose utilization. While ketogenic diets (KD) were initially introduced to suppress seizures, they are garnering attention for their potential to treat a myriad of neurodegenerative and metabolic disorders that are associated with advanced age. The feasibility and physiological impact of implementing a long-term KD in old animals, however, has not been systematically examined...
October 12, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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