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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346946/association-between-a-virtual-glucose-management-service-and-glycemic-control-in-hospitalized-adult-patients-an-observational-study
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Robert J Rushakoff, Mary M Sullivan, Heidemarie Windham MacMaster, Arti D Shah, Alvin Rajkomar, David V Glidden, Michael A Kohn
Background: Inpatient hyperglycemia is common and is linked to adverse patient outcomes. New methods to improve glycemic control are needed. Objective: To determine whether a virtual glucose management service (vGMS) is associated with improved inpatient glycemic control. Design: Cross-sectional analyses of three 12-month periods (pre-vGMS, transition, and vGMS) between 1 June 2012 and 31 May 2015. Setting: 3 University of California, San Francisco, hospitals...
March 28, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322789/high-glucose-impairs-insulin-signaling-via-activation-of-pkr-pathway-in-l6-muscle-cells
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Mary Priyanka Udumula, Mangali Suresh Babu, Audesh Bhat, Indu Dhar, Dharmarajan Sriram, Arti Dhar
Double stranded RNA (dsRNA) activated protein kinase R (PKR), a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine kinase is a key inducer of inflammation, insulin resistance and glucose homeostasis in obesity. Recent studies have demonstrated that PKR can respond to metabolic stress in mice as well as in humans. However the underlying molecular mechanism is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of high glucose on cultured rat L6 muscle cells and to investigate whether inhibition of PKR could prevent any deleterious effects of high glucose in these cells...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320146/stroke-related-stigma-among-west-africans-patterns-and-predictors
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Michelle Nichols, Suparna Qanungo, Abeba Teklehaimanot, Arti Singh, Nathaniel Mensah, Raelle Saulson, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Uvere Ezinne, Mayowa Owolabi, Carolyn Jenkins, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Disability-adjusted life-years lost after stroke in Low & Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) is almost seven times those lost in High-income countries. Although individuals living with chronic neurological and mental disorders are prone to stigma, there is a striking paucity of literature on stroke-related stigma particularly from LMICs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence, severity, determinants and psycho-social consequences of stigma among LMIC stroke survivors...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317421/a-prospective-cohort-study-evaluating-the-cost-effectiveness-of-carbetocin-for-prevention-of-postpartum-haemorrhage-in-caesarean-sections
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Yasmin Luni, Aditya Borakati, Arti Matah, Katie Skeats, Padma Eedarapalli
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Prophylaxis with oxytocic medication is recommended by the WHO to prevent its occurrence. Carbetocin is a newer oxytocic, with potential to lower PPH rates, reduce the total use of oxytocic drugs and lead to financial savings. Meta-analyses have confirmed a reduction in the use of additional oxytocic medication with the use of carbetocin compared to oxytocin. However, there are few studies evaluating the costs of carbetocin prophylaxis...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304221/fluoroscopy-time-is-not-accurate-as-a-surrogate-for-radiation-exposure
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Edvard Skripochnik, Shang A Loh
Objective The Food and Drug Administration and the Vascular Quality Initiative still utilize fluoroscopy time as a surrogate marker for procedural radiation exposure. This study demonstrates that fluoroscopy time does not accurately represent radiation exposure and that dose area product and air kerma are more appropriate measures. Methods Lower extremity endovascular interventions ( N = 145) between 2013 and 2015 performed at an academic medical center on a Siemens Artis-Zee floor mounted c-arm were identified...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303820/characterisation-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-salmonellae-during-2014-2015-from-four-centres-across-india-an-icmr-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-network-report
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Sushila Dahiya, Priyanka Sharma, Bhavana Kumari, Sangeeta Pandey, Rooma Malik, Neelam Manral, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Agila Kumari Pragasam, Pallab Ray, Vikas Gautam, Sujata Sistla, Subhash Chandra Parija, Kamini Walia, Vinod Ohri, Bimal Kumar Das, Seema Sood, Arti Kapil
PURPOSE: The main purpose of this study was to establish 'Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network' in India and to monitor the antimicrobial susceptibility profile of clinical isolates to establish a national network across the country for monitoring antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, nodal centre with clinical isolates of Salmonellae collected from four centres across India, which included Christian Medical College, Vellore; Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303819/prevalence-and-genetic-mechanisms-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-staphylococcus-species-a-multicentre-report-of-the-indian-council-of-medical-research-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-network
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Sunanda Rajkumar, Sujatha Sistla, Meerabai Manoharan, Madhan Sugumar, Niveditha Nagasundaram, Subhash Chandra Parija, Pallab Ray, Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Arti Kapil, Kamini Walia, V C Ohri
PURPOSE: Routine surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an essential component of measures aimed to tackle the growing threat of resistant microbes in public health. This study presents a 1-year multicentre report on AMR in Staphylococcus species as part of Indian Council of Medical Research-AMR surveillance network. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Staphylococcus species was routinely collected in the nodal and regional centres of the network and antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed against a panel of antimicrobials...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302056/antibiotic-overuse-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-sri-lanka-a-qualitative-study-of-outpatients-and-their-physicians
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L Gayani Tillekeratne, Champica K Bodinayake, Thushani Dabrera, Ajith Nagahawatte, Wasantha Kodikara Arachchi, Anoji Sooriyaarachchi, Kearsley Stewart, Melissa Watt, Truls Østbye, Christopher W Woods
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are a common reason for antibiotic overuse worldwide. We previously showed that over 80% of outpatients presenting to a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka with influenza-like illness received antibiotic prescriptions, although almost half were later confirmed to have influenza. The purpose of this qualitative study was to assess Sri Lankan patients' and physicians' attitudes towards ARTI diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 50 outpatients with ARTIs and five physicians in the Outpatient Department (OPD) at a large, public tertiary care hospital in southern Sri Lanka...
March 16, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297349/effect-of-fluoroscopic-x-ray-beam-spectrum-on-air-kerma-measurement-accuracy-implications-for-establishing-correction-coefficients-on-interventional-fluoroscopes-with-kap-meters
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Kevin A Wunderle, Joseph T Rakowski, Frank F Dong
The first goal of this study was to investigate the accuracy of the displayed reference plane air kerma (Ka,r) or air kerma-area product (Pk,a) over a broad spectrum of X-ray beam qualities on clinically used interventional fluoroscopes incorporating air kerma-area product meters (KAP meters) to measure X-ray output. The second goal was to investigate the accuracy of a correction coefficient (CC) determined at a single beam quality and applied to the measured Ka,r over a broad spectrum of beam qualities. Eleven state-of-the-art interventional fluoroscopes were evaluated, consisting of eight Siemens Artis zee and Artis Q systems and three Philips Allura FD systems...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296658/morphological-appearance-of-type-iii-dal%C3%A3-n-fuchs-nodules-by-sd-oct
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Laura DellʼArti, Giulio Barteselli, Alessandro Invernizzi, Gaia Leone, Eleonora Benatti, Francesco Viola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289549/bis-l-prolinate-n-o-zn-a-water-soluble-and-recycle-catalyst-for-various-organic-transformations
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REVIEW
Roona Poddar, Arti Jain, Mazaahir Kidwai
Under the green chemistry perspective, bis[(l)prolinate-N,O]Zn (also called zinc-proline or Zn[(l)-pro]2) has proven its competence as a promising alternative in a plethora of applications such as catalyst or promoter. Owing to its biodegradable and non-toxic nature of bis[(l)prolinate-N,O]Zn, it is being actively investigated as a water soluble green catalyst for synthetic chemistry. Bis[(l)prolinate-N,O]Zn are readily utilized under mild conditions and have high selectivity and reactivity with broad range of substrate acceptance to make it better reaction medium for a wide variety of organic transformations...
May 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283904/using-eprognosis-to-estimate-2-year-all-cause-mortality-in-older-women-with-breast-cancer-cancer-and-leukemia-group-b-calgb-49907-and-369901-alliance-a151503
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Gretchen G Kimmick, Brittny Major, Jonathan Clapp, Jeff Sloan, Brandelyn Pitcher, Karla Ballman, Myra Barginear, Rachel A Freedman, Andrew Artz, Heidi D Klepin, Jacqueline M Lafky, Judith Hopkins, Eric Winer, Clifford Hudis, Hyman Muss, Harvey Cohen, Aminah Jatoi, Arti Hurria, Jeanne Mandelblatt
PURPOSE: Tools to estimate survival, such as ePrognosis ( http://eprognosis.ucsf.edu/carey2.php ), were developed for general, not cancer, populations. In older patients with breast cancer, accurate overall survival estimates would facilitate discussions about adjuvant therapies. METHODS: Secondary analyses were performed of data from two parallel breast cancer studies (CALGB/Alliance 49907/NCT000224102 and CALGB/Alliance 369901/NCT00068328). We included patients (n = 971) who were age 70 years and older with complete baseline quality of life data (194 from 49907; 777 from 369901)...
March 10, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283367/prevalence-and-predictors-of-sleep-apnea-risk-among-ghanaian-stroke-survivors
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Carolyn Jenkins, Nathaniel Adusei Mensah, Raelle Saulson, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Arti Singh, Michelle Nichols, Suparna Qanungo, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sleep apnea (SA) has emerged as a potent risk factor for stroke recurrence and mortality. The burden of SA among stroke survivors in sub-Saharan Africa where stroke incidence and mortality are escalating is unknown. We sought to assess the prevalence of SA risk and its clinical correlates and predictors among Ghanaian stroke survivors. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 200 consecutive stroke survivors attending a neurology clinic in a tertiary medical center in Kumasi, Ghana...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280021/whole-genome-shotgun-sequencing-of-cephalosporin-resistant-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi
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Camilla Rodrigues, Arti Kapil, Anita Sharma, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Francis Yesurajan Inbanathan, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Gagandeep Kang
Typhoid is one of the leading causes of mortality in developing countries. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of four Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi strains isolated from bloodstream infections in a tertiary care hospital. The sequence data indicate genomes of ~4.5 Mb for all isolates, with one plasmid in each.
March 9, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277248/electrochemical-biosensors-for-early-stage-zika-diagnostics
#15
REVIEW
Ajeet Kaushik, Sneham Tiwari, Rahul D Jayant, Arti Vashist, Roozbeh Nikkhah-Moshaie, Nazira El-Hage, Madhavan Nair
Health agencies have declared the recent Zika virus (ZIKV) infection an epidemic and a public health emergency of global concern due to its association with microcephaly and serious neurological disorders. The unavailability of effective drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tools increases the demand for efficient analytical devices to detect ZIKV infection. However, high costs, longer diagnostic times, and stringent expertise requirements limit the utility of reverse transcriptase-PCR methods for rapid diagnostics...
April 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276853/worsening-of-rest-activity-circadian-rhythm-and-quality-of-life-in-female-breast-cancer-patients-along-progression-of-chemotherapy-cycles
#16
Armiya Sultan, Vivek Choudhary, Arti Parganiha
Chemotherapy and its associated side effects can induce the disruption of circadian rest-activity rhythm and may have negative consequences on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of cancer patients. In the current study, repeated-measures cross-sectional design was implemented to determine the status of circadian rest-activity rhythm and to assess the HRQoL of newly diagnosed female breast cancer patients those were planned to receive six cycles of chemotherapy. Rest activity and HRQoL were assessed in twenty-five patients during chemotherapy cycles 1st (C1), 3rd (C3), and 6th (C6) immediately after they reported to the outdoor ward of the Regional Cancer Center, Pt...
February 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272456/computer-vision-and-machine-learning-for-robust-phenotyping-in-genome-wide-studies
#17
Jiaoping Zhang, Hsiang Sing Naik, Teshale Assefa, Soumik Sarkar, R V Chowda Reddy, Arti Singh, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Asheesh K Singh
Traditional evaluation of crop biotic and abiotic stresses are time-consuming and labor-intensive limiting the ability to dissect the genetic basis of quantitative traits. A machine learning (ML)-enabled image-phenotyping pipeline for the genetic studies of abiotic stress iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) of soybean is reported. IDC classification and severity for an association panel of 461 diverse plant-introduction accessions was evaluated using an end-to-end phenotyping workflow. The workflow consisted of a multi-stage procedure including: (1) optimized protocols for consistent image capture across plant canopies, (2) canopy identification and registration from cluttered backgrounds, (3) extraction of domain expert informed features from the processed images to accurately represent IDC expression, and (4) supervised ML-based classifiers that linked the automatically extracted features with expert-rating equivalent IDC scores...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267799/on-the-adhesion-cohesion-balance-and-oxygen-consumption-characteristics-of-liver-organoids
#18
Giorgio Mattei, Chiara Magliaro, Serena Giusti, Sarada Devi Ramachandran, Stefan Heinz, Joris Braspenning, Arti Ahluwalia
Liver organoids (LOs) are of interest in tissue replacement, hepatotoxicity and pathophysiological studies. However, it is still unclear what triggers LO self-assembly and what the optimal environment is for their culture. Hypothesizing that LO formation occurs as a result of a fine balance between cell-substrate adhesion and cell-cell cohesion, we used 3 cell types (hepatocytes, liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells) to investigate LO self-assembly on different substrates keeping the culture parameters (e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261276/dietary-intake-is-associated-with-respiratory-health-outcomes-and-dna-methylation-in-children-with-asthma
#19
L Montrose, T J Ward, E O Semmens, Y H Cho, B Brown, C W Noonan
BACKGROUND: Asthma is an increasingly common chronic disease among children, and data point toward a complex mechanism involving genetic, environmental and epigenetic factors. Epigenetic modifications such as DNA hypo- or hyper-methylation have been shown to occur in response to environmental exposures including dietary nutrients. METHODS: Within the context of the asthma randomized trial of indoor wood smoke (ARTIS) study, we investigated relationships between diet, asthma health measures, and DNA methylation...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260503/in-vivo-neutralization-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-serotype-e-using-rabbit-polyclonal-antibody-developed-against-bont-e-light-chain
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Sarita Sarita, Ponmariappan Sarkaraisamy, Arti Sharma, D V Kamboj, A K Jain
Clostridium botulinum is an obligate anaerobic, Gram positive bacterium that secretes extremely toxic substances known as botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) that cause serious paralytic illness called botulism. Based upon the serological properties, these neurotoxin have been classified into seven serotypes designated from A to G. Due to extreme toxicity of BoNTs, these neurotoxins have been designated as category A biowarfare agents. There is no commercial neutralizing antibody available for the treatment of botulism...
March 1, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
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