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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781788/a-review-of-the-reliability-of-biomechanical-variables-produced-during-the-isometric-mid-thigh-pull-and-isometric-squat-and-the-reporting-of-normative-data
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Claire J Brady, Andrew J Harrison, Thomas M Comyns
The use of isometric strength testing, particularly the isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) has increased dramatically over the last decade. The IMTP and isometric squat (ISqT) provide one aspect of performance monitoring with variables such as peak force and rate of force development being derived from the force-time curve. The reliability of some of these variables is conflicting in the literature, and the reporting of the reliability is not standardised across the research. The majority of research only reports intraclass correlation coefficients with very few studies reporting coefficient of variation and 90% confidence intervals...
May 21, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781598/instrumentation-for-xpcr-incorporating-qpcr-and-hrma
#2
Alexander R Jafek, Sean Harbertson, Hayden Brady, Raheel Samuel, Bruce K Gale
A microfluidic PCR device was developed that enables DNA amplification at speeds as fast as 2 seconds/cycle, with concurrent detection and amplification. Two targets were amplified from human genomic DNA. By observing the fluorescence emitted by a DNA dye while the sample is amplified, it is possible to obtain both qPCR and spatial melting information about the amplified product. The speed and integration of the device make it conducive to while-you-wait diagnostic tests that do not require post-PCR analysis...
May 21, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780613/schwann-cell-durotaxis-can-be-guided-by-physiologically-relevant-stiffness-gradients
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Elisabeth B Evans, Samantha W Brady, Anubhav Tripathi, Diane Hoffman-Kim
Background: Successful nerve regeneration depends upon directed migration of morphologically specialized repair state Schwann cells across a nerve defect. Although several groups have studied directed migration of Schwann cells in response to chemical or topographic cues, the current understanding of how the mechanical environment influences migration remains largely understudied and incomplete. Therefore, the focus of this study was to evaluate Schwann cell migration and morphodynamics in the presence of stiffness gradients, which revealed that Schwann cells can follow extracellular gradients of increasing stiffness, in a form of directed migration termed durotaxis...
2018: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775435/national-center-for-health-statistics-guidelines-for-analysis-of-trends
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Deborah D Ingram, Donald J Malec, Diane M Makuc, Deanna Kruszon-Moran, Renee M Gindi, Michael Albert, Vladislav Beresovsky, Brady E Hamilton, Julia Holmes, Jeannine Schiller, Manisha Sengupta
Many reports present analyses of trends over time based on multiple years of data from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys and the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS). Trend analyses of NCHS data involve analytic choices that can lead to different conclusions about the trends. This report discusses issues that should be considered when conducting a time trend analysis using NCHS data and presents guidelines for making trend analysis choices. Trend analysis issues discussed include: choosing the observed time points to include in the analysis, considerations for survey data and vital records data (record level and aggregated), a general approach for conducting trend analyses, assorted other analytic issues, and joinpoint regression...
April 2018: Vital and Health Statistics. Series 2, Data Evaluation and Methods Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775434/births-final-data-for-2016
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Joyce A Martin, Brady E Hamilton, Michelle J K Osterman, Anne K Driscoll, Patrick Drake
This report presents 2016 data on U.S. births according to a wide variety of characteristics. Trends in fertility patterns and maternal and infant characteristics are described and interpreted.Descriptive tabulations of data reported on the birth certificates of the 3.95 million births that occurred in 2016 are presented. Data are presented for maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, tobacco use, prenatal care, source of payment for the delivery, method of delivery, gestational age, birthweight, and plurality...
January 2018: National Vital Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770379/the-limits-to-biocatalysis-pushing-the-envelope
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Roger A Sheldon, Dean Brady
In the period 1985 to 1995 applications of biocatalysis, driven by the need for more sustainable manufacture of chemicals and catalytic, (enantio)selective methods for the synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates, largely involved the available hydrolases. This was followed, in the next two decades, by revolutionary developments in protein engineering and directed evolution for the optimisation of enzyme function and performance that totally changed the biocatalysis landscape. In the same period, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology revolutionised the use of whole cell biocatalysis in the synthesis of commodity chemicals by fermentation...
May 17, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767402/connecting-refugees-to-medical-homes-through-multi-sector-collaboration
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Lemaat Michael, Alexandra K Brady, Greg Russell, Scott D Rhodes, Shahla Namak, Laura Cody, Andrea Vasquez, Andrea Caldwell, Jennifer Foy, Julie M Linton
As increasing numbers of refugees have resettled globally, an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders in Forsyth, North Carolina, recognized obstacles preventing coordinated medical care, which inspired the development of our Refugee Health Collaborative. This study assessed the Collaborative's impact on access to coordinated care within patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). A Collaborative-developed novel algorithm guided the process by which refugees establish care in PCMHs. All refugees who established medical care in the two primary health systems in our county (n = 285) were included...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765020/changes-in-genome-organization-of-parasite-specific-gene-families-during-the-plasmodium-transmission-stages
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Evelien M Bunnik, Kate B Cook, Nelle Varoquaux, Gayani Batugedara, Jacques Prudhomme, Anthony Cort, Lirong Shi, Chiara Andolina, Leila S Ross, Declan Brady, David A Fidock, Francois Nosten, Rita Tewari, Photini Sinnis, Ferhat Ay, Jean-Philippe Vert, William Stafford Noble, Karine G Le Roch
The development of malaria parasites throughout their various life cycle stages is coordinated by changes in gene expression. We previously showed that the three-dimensional organization of the Plasmodium falciparum genome is strongly associated with gene expression during its replication cycle inside red blood cells. Here, we analyze genome organization in the P. falciparum and P. vivax transmission stages. Major changes occur in the localization and interactions of genes involved in pathogenesis and immune evasion, host cell invasion, sexual differentiation, and master regulation of gene expression...
May 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763344/from-the-valley-of-death-to-the-crossroads-of-opportunity-a-discussion-of-evolving-benefit-risk-evaluation-standards
#9
Peter J Pitts, Patrick Brady
A series of recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals (such as Sarepta's Exondys 51, Merck's Keytruda, and Portola's Bevyxxa) has generated significant interest within the drug development ecosystem. Facilitated regulatory pathways aimed toward expediting medicines to patients suffering from serious and life-threatening conditions are a good thing, even if it raises curiosity and introduces some degree of uncertainty. Over the last 20 years, two key words in drug development have been speed and innovation...
January 1, 2018: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762684/effective-treatment-of-experimental-lymphocytic-choriomeningitis-virus-infection-consideration-of-favipiravir-for-use-with-infected-organ-transplant-recipients
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Brady T Hickerson, Jonna B Westover, Kie-Hoon Jung, Takashi Komeno, Yousuke Furuta, Brian B Gowen
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) poses a substantial risk to immunocompromised individuals. The case fatality rate in recent clusters of LCMV infection in immunosuppressed organ transplantation recipients has exceeded 70%. In the present study, we demonstrate potent antiviral activity of favipiravir against acute, disseminated LCMV infection in NZB mice. Treatment resulted in complete protection against mortality and dramatic reductions in viral loads. In contrast, ribavirin, the current antiviral of choice, was mostly ineffective...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755802/cytomegalovirus-colitis-masquerading-as-apple-core-lesion-after-systemic-chemotherapy-in-a-patient-with-relapsed-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Jong An, Jason Brownell, Darrell Barker, Theresa Stockinger, Robert Brady, Katherine Cebe, Russell Baur
We report the case of a 71-year-old male with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia who developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis presenting as an apple-core lesion during induction chemotherapy. CMV infection occurs rarely during induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. CMV infection is usually observed in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and in those on immunosuppressive agents following bone marrow transplant. Although rare, CMV colitis should be considered in patients who are critically ill after systemic chemotherapy as it can cause significant morbidity and mortality...
2018: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754647/effects-of-a-12-week-mhealth-program-on-peak-vo-2-and-physical-activity-patterns-after-completing-cardiac-rehabilitation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Brian D Duscha, Lucy W Piner, Mahesh P Patel, Karen P Craig, Morgan Brady, Robert W McGarrah, Connie Chen, William E Kraus
BACKGROUND: Site-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) provides supervised exercise, education and motivation for patients. Graduates of CR have improved exercise tolerance. However, when participation in CR ceases, adherence to regular physical activity often declines, consequently leading to worsening risk factors and clinical events. Therefore, the purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate if a mHealth program could sustain the fitness and physical activity levels gained during CR. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 12-week mHealth program was implemented using physical activity trackers and health coaching...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754561/an-economic-cost-analysis-of-an-expanding-multi-state-behavioural-telehealth-intervention
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Siobhan K Yilmaz, Brady P Horn, Chris Fore, Caroline A Bonham
Introduction In this paper the economic costs associated with a growing, multi-state telepsychiatry intervention serving rural American Indian/Alaska Native populations were compared to costs of travelling to provide/receive in-person treatment. Methods Telepsychiatry costs were calculated using administrative, information-technology, equipment and technology components, and were compared to travel cost models. Both a patient travel and a psychiatrist travel model were estimated utilising ArcGIS software and unit costs gathered from literature and government sources...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754075/corrigendum-to-optimization-of-physicochemical-properties-for-4-anilinoquinazoline-inhibitors-of-trypanosome-proliferation-eur-j-med-chem-141-2017-446-459
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Jennifer L Woodring, Kelly A Bachovchin, Kimberly G Brady, Mitchell F Gallerstein, Jessey Erath, Scott Tanghe, Susan E Leed, Ana Rodriguez, Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, Richard J Sciotti, Michael P Pollastri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753543/increased-fracture-risk-with-furosemide-use-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Ji Haeng Heo, Karen L Rascati, Keila N Lopez, Brady S Moffett
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association of furosemide therapy with the incidence of bone fractures in children with congenital heart disease. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study with data extracted from the 2008-2014 Texas Medicaid databases. Pediatric patients aged <12 years diagnosed with congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, or heart failure were included. Patients taking furosemide were categorized into a furosemide-adherent group (medication possession ratio of ≥70%), and a furosemide-nonadherent group (medication possession ratio of <70%)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748700/myocardial-stress-perfusion-mri-experience-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-following-arterial-switch-operation-utilizing-regadenoson
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Cory V Noel, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Prakash Masand, Brady Moffett, Tobiash Schlingmann, Benjamin Y Cheong, Rajesh Krishnamurthy
Dextro-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) is one of the most common cyanotic heart lesions. The arterial switch operation (ASO) is the preferred surgical palliation for D-TGA. One of the primary concerns following the ASO is complications arising from the coronary artery transfer. There is a need for myocardial perfusion assessment within ASO patients. There is no report on the utility of regadenoson as a stress agent in children following ASO. Our objective was to observe the safety and feasibility of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stressor for perfusion cardiac MR in a pilot cohort of pediatric and young-adult patients who have undergone ASO...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744935/fast-magnetic-resonance-fingerprinting-for-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-studies-in-mice
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Yuning Gu, Charlie Y Wang, Christian E Anderson, Yuchi Liu, He Hu, Mette L Johansen, Dan Ma, Yun Jiang, Ciro Ramos-Estebanez, Susann Brady-Kalnay, Mark A Griswold, Chris A Flask, Xin Yu
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to develop a fast MR fingerprinting (MRF) method for simultaneous T1 and T2 mapping in DCE-MRI studies in mice. METHODS: The MRF sequences based on balanced SSFP and fast imaging with steady-state precession were implemented and evaluated on a 7T preclinical scanner. The readout used a zeroth-moment-compensated variable-density spiral trajectory that fully sampled the entire k-space and the inner 10 × 10 k-space with 48 and 4 interleaves, respectively...
May 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742658/perinatal-and-peripartum-outcomes-in-vanishing-twin-pregnancies-achieved-by-in-vitro-fertilization
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Phillip A Romanski, Daniela A Carusi, Leslie V Farland, Stacey A Missmer, Daniel J Kaser, Brian W Walsh, Catherine Racowsky, Paula C Brady
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal and peripartum outcomes of vanishing twin gestations with singleton and dichorionic twin gestations in pregnancies conceived by in vitro fertilization. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of vanishing twin pregnancies after fresh and cryopreserved autologous in vitro fertilization cycles performed at our institution from 2007 to 2015. Singleton, dichorionic twin, and dichorionic twin pregnancies with spontaneous reduction to one by 14 weeks of gestation (vanishing twins) were included...
May 7, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739901/compositional-and-functional-differences-in-the-human-gut-microbiome-correlate-with-clinical-outcome-following-infection-with-wild-type-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi
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Yan Zhang, Arthur Brady, Cheron Jones, Yang Song, Thomas C Darton, Claire Jones, Christoph J Blohmke, Andrew J Pollard, Laurence S Magder, Alessio Fasano, Marcelo B Sztein, Claire M Fraser
Insights into disease susceptibility as well as the efficacy of vaccines against typhoid and other enteric pathogens may be informed by better understanding the relationship between the effector immune response and the gut microbiota. In the present study, we characterized the composition (16S rRNA gene profiling) and function (RNA sequencing [RNA-seq]) of the gut microbiota following immunization and subsequent exposure to wild-type Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in a human challenge model to further investigate the central hypothesis that clinical outcomes may be linked to the gut microbiota...
May 8, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739622/phase-ii-study-of-single-agent-cabozantinib-in-patients-with-recurrent-clear-cell-ovarian-primary-peritoneal-or-fallopian-tube-cancer-nrg-gy001
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Panagiotis A Konstantinopoulos, William E Brady, John Farley, Amy Armstrong, Denise S Uyar, David M Gershenson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of cabozantinib in recurrent clear cell ovarian, primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer. METHODS: Patients with recurrent ovarian, fallopian or primary peritoneal tumors with at least 50% clear cell histomorphology, measurable disease, one or two prior regimens and ECOG performance status 0-2 received cabozantinib 60 mg orally once daily continuously, in 4-week cycles until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity...
May 5, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
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