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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810209/benefits-of-the-fire-mitigation-ecosystem-service-in-the-great-dismal-swamp-national-wildlife-refuge-virginia-usa
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Bryan Parthum, Emily Pindilli, Dianna Hogan
The Great Dismal Swamp (GDS) National Wildlife Refuge delivers multiple ecosystem services, including air quality and human health via fire mitigation. Our analysis estimates benefits of this service through its potential to reduce catastrophic wildfire related impacts on the health of nearby human populations. We used a combination of high-frequency satellite data, ground sensors, and air quality indices to determine periods of public exposure to dense emissions from a wildfire within the GDS. We examined emergency department (ED) visitation in seven Virginia counties during these periods, applied measures of cumulative Relative Risk to derive the effects of wildfire smoke exposure on ED visitation rates, and estimated economic losses using regional Cost of Illness values established within the US Environmental Protection Agency BenMAP framework...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803153/comparison-of-sediment-and-nutrient-export-and-runoff-characteristics-from-watersheds-with-centralized-versus-distributed-stormwater-management
#2
Kristina G Hopkins, J V Loperfido, Laura S Craig, Gregory B Noe, Dianna M Hogan
Stormwater control measures (SCMs) are used to retain stormwater and pollutants. SCMs have traditionally been installed in a centralized manner using detention to mitigate peak flows. Recently, distributed SCM networks that treat runoff near the source have been increasingly utilized. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences among watersheds that vary in SCM arrangement by assessing differences in baseflow nutrient (NOx-N and PO4(-)) concentrations and fluxes, stormflow export of suspended sediments and particulate phosphorus (PP), and runoff characteristics...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791683/the-variation-of-statin-use-among-nursing-home-residents-and-physicians-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Michael A Campitelli, Colleen J Maxwell, Vasily Giannakeas, Chaim M Bell, Nick Daneman, Lianne Jeffs, Andrew M Morris, Peter C Austin, David B Hogan, Dennis T Ko, Kate L Lapane, Laura C Maclagan, Dallas P Seitz, Susan E Bronskill
OBJECTIVES: To examine the variability of statin use among nursing home residents and prescribing physicians, and to assess statin use by resident frailty. DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional analysis. SETTING: All nursing home facilities (N = 631) in Ontario, Canada between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. PARTICIPANTS: All adults aged 66 years and older who received a full clinical assessment while residing in a nursing home facility and their assigned, most responsible, physician...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782619/differential-responses-of-mechanosensitive-osteocyte-proteins-in-forelimbs-and-hindlimbs-in-hindlimb-unloaded-rats
#4
Corinne E Metzger, Jessica E Brezicha, Jon P Elizondo, S Anand Narayanan, Harry A Hogan, Susan A Bloomfield
Osteocytes are believed to be the primary mechanosensors of bone tissue, signaling to osteoblasts and osteoclasts by releasing specific proteins. Sclerostin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) are osteocyte proteins that signal to osteoblasts. This study's goals are to determine if osteocyte protein response to mechanical unloading is restricted to the unloaded bone using the hindlimb unloading (HU) rodent model. We also examined tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) due to its interactions with all three osteocyte proteins...
August 3, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780657/combination-therapy-of-rituximab-and-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-childhood-lupus-nephritis
#5
Julien Hogan, Astrid Godron, Véronique Baudouin, Theresa Kwon, Jérôme Harambat, Georges Deschênes, Olivier Niel
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials, the addition of rituximab (RTX) to the combination therapeutic regimen of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and corticosteroids failed to improve outcome in lupus nephritis (LN). However, recent data suggest that RTX may have steroid-sparing beneficial effects with an efficacy similar to that of conventional regimens. We report our experience with RTX in the treatment of children with LN. METHODS: Patients treated with RTX for first occurrence of LN class III to V were enrolled in the study...
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776646/postoperative-seizure-freedom-does-not-normalize-altered-connectivity-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#6
Luigi Maccotta, Mayra A Lopez, Babatunde Adeyemo, Beau M Ances, Brian K Day, Lawrence N Eisenman, Joshua L Dowling, Eric C Leuthardt, Bradley L Schlaggar, Robert Edward Hogan
OBJECTIVES: Specific changes in the functional connectivity of brain networks occur in patients with epilepsy. Yet whether such changes reflect a stable disease effect or one that is a function of active seizure burden remains unclear. Here, we longitudinally assessed the connectivity of canonical cognitive functional networks in patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), both before and after patients underwent epilepsy surgery and achieved seizure freedom. METHODS: Seventeen patients with intractable TLE who underwent epilepsy surgery with Engel class I outcome and 17 matched healthy controls took part in the study...
August 3, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776031/structural-variants-in-genes-associated-with-human-williams-beuren-syndrome-underlie-stereotypical-hypersociability-in-domestic-dogs
#7
Bridgett M vonHoldt, Emily Shuldiner, Ilana Janowitz Koch, Rebecca Y Kartzinel, Andrew Hogan, Lauren Brubaker, Shelby Wanser, Daniel Stahler, Clive D L Wynne, Elaine A Ostrander, Janet S Sinsheimer, Monique A R Udell
Although considerable progress has been made in understanding the genetic basis of morphologic traits (for example, body size and coat color) in dogs and wolves, the genetic basis of their behavioral divergence is poorly understood. An integrative approach using both behavioral and genetic data is required to understand the molecular underpinnings of the various behavioral characteristics associated with domestication. We analyze a 5-Mb genomic region on chromosome 6 previously found to be under positive selection in domestic dog breeds...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770930/calcium-carbide-catalytically-activated-with-tetra-n-butyl-ammonium-fluoride-for-sonogashira-cross-coupling-reactions
#8
Abolfazl Hosseini, Afsaneh Pilevar, Eimear Hogan, Boris Mogwitz, Anne S Schulze, Peter R Schreiner
We report a novel method for the direct synthesis of mono- and bis-arylated alkynes utilizing catalytically activated CaC2 as the alkyne component. This fluoride-activated cross coupling reaction provides advantages over existing methods regarding operational simplicity, use of readily available starting materials, and low cost.
August 16, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768314/low-dose-naltrexone-treatment-of-familial-benign-pemphigus-hailey-hailey-disease
#9
Omer Ibrahim, Sara R Hogan, Alok Vij, Anthony P Fernandez
Importance: Familial benign pemphigus, or Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD), is a rare and debilitating genetic dermatosis characterized by chronic, recurrent vesicles, erosions, and maceration in flexural areas. Despite the reported therapeutic modalities, such as topical and systemic corticosteroids, systemic immunomodulators, topical and systemic retinoids, and laser, HHD can still be markedly difficult to control. Objective: To assess low-dose naltrexone hydrochloride in the treatment of recalcitrant HHD...
August 2, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763964/relationships-between-surface-energy-analysis-and-functional-characteristics-of-dairy-powders
#10
Anett Kondor, Sean A Hogan
Surface energetics of demineralised whey (DMW), skimmed milk (SMP), phosphocasein (PCN) and infant milk formula (IMF) powders were determined by inverse gas chromatography (IGC). All four milk powders were amphoteric in nature with the dispersive (apolar) component of surface energy dominating the specific (polar) contribution. PCN and IMF had the highest and lowest extent of surface heterogeneity, respectively. PCN also demonstrated the poorest functional properties of the powders examined. In contrast, IMF had excellent flow and rehydration properties...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761002/intraflagellar-transport-velocity-is-governed-by-the-number-of-active-kif17-and-kif3ab-motors-and-their-motility-properties-under-load
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Bojan Milic, Johan O L Andreasson, Daniel W Hogan, Steven M Block
Homodimeric KIF17 and heterotrimeric KIF3AB are processive, kinesin-2 family motors that act jointly to carry out anterograde intraflagellar transport (IFT), ferrying cargo along microtubules (MTs) toward the tips of cilia. How IFT trains attain speeds that exceed the unloaded rate of the slower, KIF3AB motor remains unknown. By characterizing the motility properties of kinesin-2 motors as a function of load we find that the increase in KIF3AB velocity, elicited by forward loads from KIF17 motors, cannot alone account for the speed of IFT trains in vivo...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760670/standardization-of-8-color-flow-cytometry-across-different-flow-cytometer-instruments-a-feasibility-study-in-clinical-laboratories-in-switzerland
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Glier Hana, Heijnen Ingmar, Hauwel Mathieu, Dirks Jan, Quarroz Stéphane, Lehmann Thomas, Rovo Alicia, Arn Kornelius, Matthes Thomas, Hogan Cassandra, Keller Peter, Dudkiewicz Ewa, Stüssi Georg, Fernandez Paula
The EuroFlow Consortium developed a fully standardized flow cytometric approach from instrument settings, through antibody panel, reagents and sample preparation protocols, to data acquisition and analysis. The Swiss Cytometry Society (SCS) promoted a study to evaluate the feasibility of using such standardized measurements of 8-color data across two different flow cytometry platforms - Becton Dickinson (BD) FACSCanto II and Beckman Coulter (BC) Navios, aiming at increasing reproducibility and inter-laboratory comparability of immunophenotypic data in clinical laboratories in Switzerland...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760333/-we-black-women-have-to-kill-a-lion-everyday-an-intersectional-analysis-of-racism-and-social-determinants-of-health-in-brazil
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Vijaya K Hogan, Edna M de Araujo, Kia L Caldwell, Sarah N Gonzalez-Nahm, Kristin Z Black
The concept of intersectionality has been used to analyze and understand how multiple forms of identity and oppression interact to shape life experiences of marginalized groups. We conducted a qualitative study to explore how Black Brazilian women experience the intersections of race, class, and gender and the ways in which these intersecting experiences act as social determinants of health. Nine focus groups were conducted with Black, White, and mixed-race women of childbearing age (n = 37), social and health activists (n = 11), and health professionals (n = 20)...
July 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756909/gastroduodenal-artery-coiling-to-curb-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#14
Krishnamurti A Rao, Ramsey Al-Hakim, Thomas Scagnelli, George Sanchez, William Munios, Erick Hernandez, Juan E Sola, Holly Neville, Anthony Hogan, Eduardo A Perez
BACKGROUND: Peptic ulcers in pediatric populations are uncommon and can present with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and shock on presentation. An endoscopy is done initially to identify bleeding source. However, definitive treatment is achieved with angiography. The use of coiling is effective in achieving hemorrhagic control in duodenal ulcers or gastric ulcers, particularly in adults. However, the use in pediatric populations is unknown. We present a case of peptic ulcer disease treated with a gastroduodenal artery coil in a pediatric patient that has never been reported in the literature...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753466/perceived-barriers-for-cannabis-cessation-relations-to-cannabis-use-problems-withdrawal-symptoms-and-self-efficacy-for-quitting
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Michael J Zvolensky, Daniel J Paulus, Lorra Garey, Kara Manning, Julianna B D Hogan, Julia D Buckner, Andrew H Rogers, R Kathryn McHugh
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance in the United States. Regular cannabis use appears to be a dynamic, chronic process consisting of multiple quit attempts, periods of reduction, periods of abstinence, and periods of continual use. Cannabis-related processes, including withdrawal, problematic consequences of use, and self-efficacy for quitting each contribute to the cycle of use and, in part, are maintained and reinforced by perceived barriers for cannabis cessation. Yet, no work has examined the association between perceived barriers for cannabis cessation and clinically-relevant processes related to cannabis use...
July 12, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753348/observation-of-quasichanneling-oscillations
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T N Wistisen, R E Mikkelsen, U I Uggerhøj, U Wienands, T W Markiewicz, S Gessner, M J Hogan, R J Noble, R Holtzapple, S Tucker, V Guidi, A Mazzolari, E Bagli, L Bandiera, A Sytov
We report on the first experimental observations of quasichanneling oscillations, recently seen in simulations and described theoretically. Although above-barrier particles penetrating a single crystal are generally seen as behaving almost as in an amorphous substance, distinct oscillation peaks nevertheless appear for particles in that category. The quasichanneling oscillations were observed at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory by aiming 20.35 GeV positrons and electrons at a thin silicon crystal bent to a radius of R=0...
July 14, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753167/informed-consent-and-nitrous-oxide-for-obstetric-analgesia
#17
Kirk J Hogan
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July 25, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752589/frailty-and-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-at-nursing-home-transition
#18
Laura C Maclagan, Colleen J Maxwell, Sima Gandhi, Jun Guan, Chaim M Bell, David B Hogan, Nick Daneman, Sudeep S Gill, Andrew M Morris, Lianne Jeffs, Michael A Campitelli, Dallas P Seitz, Susan E Bronskill
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use among older adults with cognitive impairment or dementia prior to and following admission to nursing homes and in relation to frailty. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using health administrative databases. SETTING: Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 41,351 individuals with cognitive impairment or dementia, aged 66+ years newly admitted to nursing home between 2011 and 2014...
July 28, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750676/evaluation-of-a-bespoke-training-to-increase-uptake-by-midwifery-teams-of-nice-guidance-for-membrane-sweeping-to-reduce-induction-of-labour-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-design
#19
Sara Kenyon, Sophie Dann, Lucy Hope, Paula Clarke, Amanda Hogan, David Jenkinson, Karla Hemming
BACKGROUND: National guidance recommends pregnant women are offered membrane sweeping at term to reduce induction of labour. Local audit suggested this was not being undertaken routinely across two maternity units in the West Midlands, UK between March and November 2012. METHODS: Bespoke training session for midwifery teams (nine community and one antenatal clinic) was developed to address identified barriers to encourage offer of membrane sweeping, together with an information leaflet for women and appointment of a champion within each team...
July 27, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744628/infection-related-hospitalizations-after-kidney-transplantation-in-children-incidence-risk-factors-and-cost
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Julien Hogan, Christine Pietrement, Anne-Laure Sellier-Leclerc, Ferielle Louillet, Rémi Salomon, Marie-Alice Macher, Etienne Berard, Cécile Couchoud
BACKGROUND: Infection is the leading cause of death and hospitalization in renal transplant recipients. We describe posttransplant infections requiring hospitalization, their risk factors and cost in a national pediatric kidney transplantation cohort. METHODS: Data on renal transplant recipients <20 years were extracted from the French National Medicoadministrative Hospital Discharge database between 2008 and 2013 and matched with the Renal Transplant Database...
July 25, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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