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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156005/abiofilm-a-resource-of-anti-biofilm-agents-and-their-potential-implications-in-targeting-antibiotic-drug-resistance
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Akanksha Rajput, Anamika Thakur, Shivangi Sharma, Manoj Kumar
Biofilms play an important role in the antibiotic drug resistance, which is threatening public health globally. Almost, all microbes mimic multicellular lifestyle to form biofilm by undergoing phenotypic changes to adapt adverse environmental conditions. Many anti-biofilm agents have been experimentally validated to disrupt the biofilms during last three decades. To organize this data, we developed the 'aBiofilm' resource (http://bioinfo.imtech.res.in/manojk/abiofilm/) that harbors a database, a predictor, and the data visualization modules...
November 16, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152577/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-contact-dependent-growth-inhibition-plays-dual-role-in-host-pathogen-interactions
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Jeffrey A Melvin, Jordan R Gaston, Shawn N Phillips, Michael J Springer, Christopher W Marshall, Robert M Q Shanks, Jennifer M Bomberger
Microorganisms exist in a diverse ecosystem and have evolved many different mechanisms for sensing and influencing the polymicrobial environment around them, utilizing both diffusible and contact-dependent signals. Contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI) is one such communication system employed by Gram-negative bacteria. In addition to CDI mediation of growth inhibition, recent studies have demonstrated CDI-mediated control of communal behaviors such as biofilm formation. We postulated that CDI may therefore play an active role in host-pathogen interactions, allowing invading strains to establish themselves at polymicrobial mucosal interfaces through competitive interactions while simultaneously facilitating pathogenic capabilities via CDI-mediated signaling...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152261/copd-management-as-a-model-for-all-chronic-respiratory-conditions-report-of-the-4-th-consensus-conference-in-respiratory-medicine
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Stefano Nardini, Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio M Sanguinetti, Salvatore Bellofiore, Stefano Carlone, Salvatore Privitera, Luciano Sagliocca, Emmanuele Tupputi, Claudio Baccarani, Gennaro Caiffa, Maria Consiglia Calabrese, Antonio Capuozzo, Salvatore Cauchi, Valentina Conio, Giuseppe Coratella, Franco Crismancich, Roberto W Dal Negro, Franco Dellarole, Maurizio Delucchi, Carlo Favaretti, Silvia Forte, Franca Matilde Gallo, Riccardo Giuliano, Marco Grandi, Antonino Grillo, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Enrico Guffanti, Salvatore Locicero, Francesco Paolo Lombardo, Marco Mantero, Roberto Marasso, Laura Martino, Michele Mastroberardino, Carlo Mereu, Roberto Messina, Margherita Neri, Bruno Franco Novelletto, Paolo Parente, Sergio Pasquinucci, Massimo Pistolesi, Mario Polverino, Agnese Posca, Luca Richeldi, Fernando Roccia, Ettore Saffi Giustini, Michelangelo Salemi, Salvatore Santacroce, Mario Schisano, Matteo Schisano, Eleonora Selvi, Andrea Silenzi, Patrizio Soverina, Claudio Taranto, Marta Ugolini, Piero Visaggi, Alessandro Zanasi
Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40 million people each year. The management of chronic respiratory NCDs such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is particularly critical in Italy, where they are widespread and represent a heavy burden on healthcare resources. It is thus important to redefine the role and responsibility of respiratory specialists and their scientific societies, together with that of the whole healthcare system, in order to create a sustainable management of COPD, which could become a model for other chronic respiratory conditions...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151563/-structural-equation-modeling-of-self-management-of-liver-transplant-recipients
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Mi Kyeong Jeon, Yeon Hwan Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to construct and test a structural equation model of self-management of liver transplant recipients based on self-determination theory. METHODS: Participants were 275 outpatients who received liver transplantation. A structured self-report questionnaire was used to assess health care providers' autonomy support, transplant-related characteristics, illness consequence perception, autonomy, competence, family relatedness, depression and self-management...
October 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151493/surgical-treatment-of-coronary-to-pulmonary-artery-fistulas-in-adults
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Yangsin Lee, Yoshihiro Naruse, Keita Tanaka
Coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas (CPAFs) are abnormal communications between the coronary and pulmonary arteries. They are an uncommon congenital heart disease and usually remain asymptomatic until later in life. However, there is no consensus on their management. We present four adult patients who required surgery for coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas to illuminate this issue. The clinical presentations were variable depending on the anatomical features of coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas and the presence or absence of other cardiac diseases...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149891/how-do-occupational-rehabilitation-clinicians-approach-participants-on-long-term-sick-leave-in-order-to-facilitate-return-to-work-a-focus-group-study
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M Eftedal, A M Kvaal, E Ree, I Øyeflaten, S Maeland
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to explore occupational rehabilitation clinicians' experiences on how to approach their participants on long-term sick leave in order to facilitate return to work (RTW). METHODS: An exploratory qualitative design was used. Four focus groups were conducted with 29 clinicians working on interdisciplinary inpatient and outpatient occupational rehabilitation teams in Norway. The clinicians shared narratives from clinical practice...
November 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149485/factors-influencing-the-delivery-of-the-fundamentals-of-care-perceptions-of-nurses-nursing-leaders-and-healthcare-consumers
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Tiffany Conroy
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the factors described by nurses and consumer representatives influencing the delivery of the fundamentals of care. BACKGROUND: An ongoing challenge facing nursing is ensuring the 'basics' or fundamentals of care are delivered optimally. The way nurses and patients perceive the delivery of the fundamentals of care, had not been explored. Once identified, the factors that promote the delivery of the fundamentals of care may be facilitated ...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148620/perceptions-of-adults-with-overweight-obesity-and-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
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Lesley Cooper, Louisa Ells, Cormac Ryan, Denis Martin
AIMS: To gain insight into the lived experience of adults with overweight/obesity and chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP). Knowledge gained will inform healthcare professionals about the complexity of the weight-pain relationship and enable more effective engagement with this population BACKGROUND: Quantitative studies show links between weight and pain. Adults with overweight/obesity are more likely to experience comorbidity however, qualitative research describing the complexities of the relationship is limited...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148148/an-integrative-translational-approach-to-study-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-position-paper-from-the-working-group-on-myocardial-function-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology
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REVIEW
Andre P Lourenço, Adelino F Leite-Moreira, Jean-Luc Balligand, Johann Bauersachs, Dana Dawson, Rudolf A de Boer, Leon J de Windt, Inês Falcão-Pires, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Stefan Franz, Mauro Giacca, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Emilio Hirsch, Christoph Maack, Manuel Mayr, Burkert Pieske, Thomas Thum, Carlo G Tocchetti, Dirk L Brutsaert, Stephane Heymans
As heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) rises to epidemic proportions, major steps in patient management and therapeutic development are badly needed. With the current position paper we seek to update our view on HFpEF as a highly complex systemic syndrome, from risk factors and mechanisms to long-term clinical manifestations. We will revise recent advances in animal model development, experimental set-ups and basic and translational science approaches to HFpEF research, highlighting their drawbacks and advantages...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147622/factors-released-by-the-tumor-far-microenvironment-are-decisive-for-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-development-and-progression
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REVIEW
Juan L Iovanna, Daniel Closa
The REG3β protein was identified more than 2 decades ago, but its role in PDAC development was only recently reported. In Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC), REG3β protein is expressed and released by the far microenvironment, which is situated out of the tumor, at the periphery of the tumor mass, and is part of the healthy peri-tumoral region. This compartment is completely unrelated to the classical microenvironment that corresponds to the intra-tumoral stoma. Clinically relevant, the far microenvironment, and the factors released by it, could be novel and original therapeutic targets for treating patients with a PDAC...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146153/the-stress-kinase-jnk-regulates-gap-junction-cx43-gene-expression-and-promotes-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-aged-heart
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Jiajie Yan, Justin K Thomson, Weiwei Zhao, Xiaomin Wu, Xianlong Gao, Dominic DeMarco, Wei Kong, Min Tong, Jun Sun, Mamdouh Bakhos, Vladimir G Fast, Qingrong Liang, Sumanth D Prabhu, Xun Ai
BACKGROUND: The stress kinase c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) is critical in the pathogenesis of cardiac diseases associated with an increased incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia in the elderly. We recently discovered that JNK activation is linked to the loss of gap junction connexin43 (Cx43) and enhanced atrial arrhythmogenicity. However, direct evidence for JNK-mediated impairment of intercellular coupling (cell-cell communication) in the intact aged atrium is lacking, as is evidence for whether and how JNK suppresses Cx43 in the aged human atrium...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143585/having-the-conversation-about-work-with-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-guide-for-healthcare-professionals
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Antonella Cardone
The ability to work is important for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, only 37% of those with mild MS are in work. Across Europe, lost work productivity accounts for a third of the €15 billion total annual cost of MS. Supporting people with MS into employment should be a clinical care priority in order to maximize work productivity, inclusiveness and therapeutic benefit. A guide for healthcare professionals on having conversations about work with people with MS has been developed through the 'Ready for Work' project...
November 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142817/an-unusual-case-of-aortic-right-atrium-fistula-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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Maria Chiara Todaro, Alessandro Aprile, Adriana Ravera, Gaetano Senatore
An aorta-to-right atrium (RA) fistula is an anomalous communication between the ascending or descending thoracic aorta and the RA. In this report, we describe a case of an idiopathic aortic root-to-RA fistula occasionally found during a coronary angiography performed in a young patient admitted for acute chest pain with evidence of multivessel coronary artery disease. The anatomical peculiarity of this fistulous communication is that it gave origin to collateral vessels furnishing the inferolateral wall of the left ventricle...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141558/modulation-of-cancer-metabolism-by-phytochemicals-a-brief-overview
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Danina Muntean, Sturza Adrian, Ioana Pavel, Oana Duicu
Despite tremendous research efforts for effective therapies, cancer remains the plague of the century and its burden is expected to increase worldwide in the near future. Metabolic reprogramming is a firmly established hallmark of all cancers, regardless their cellular or tissue origin, being a prerequisite for both tumor growth and invasion. Functional dependence of tumors on glycolysis and glutaminolysis and the crucial contribution of mitochondria to the tumor bioenergetic versatility are well recognized features and established therapeutic targets...
November 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141189/role-of-cyclooxygenase-inhibitors-in-diminution-of-dissimilar-stress-induced-depressive-behaviour-and-memory-impairment-in-rats
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Tahira Perveen, Shaista Emad, Saida Haider, Sana Sadaf, Sara Qadeer, Zehra Batool, Yousra Sarfaraz, Sheeza Sheikh
Memory functions can be considerably affected by various life events and stress has shown to be a chief regulator. Different stress patterns have distinct effects on the overall functioning of the brain. Stress provokes inflammation not only in the periphery but also in the brain. Neuroinflammation causes alterations in neuronal structure and function, which eventually progress to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Inflammatory reactions are modulated through communication between the nervous, endocrine and immune systems...
November 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138808/the-biology-and-function-of-extracellular-vesicles-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-review
#16
Bo You, Ying Shan, Lili Bao, Jing Chen, Liu Yang, Qicheng Zhang, Wei Zhang, Zhenxin Zhang, Jie Zhang, Si Shi, Yiwen You
Extracellular vesicles are a heterogeneous group of membrane-enclosed vesicles, which play an important role in intercellular communication. Increasing number of studies have shown that tumor-derived extracellular vesicles might be involved in the transfer of oncogenic cargo (proteins, lipids, messenger RNA, microRNA, non-coding RNAs and DNA) through which cancer cells could shape the tumor microenvironment and influence tumor progression. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma-derived extracellular vesicles have also reported to facilitate tumor proliferation, metastasis and immune escape...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137632/descriptive-study-of-interprofessional-collaboration-between-physicians-and-osteopaths-for-the-pediatric-population-in-quebec-canada
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Chantal Morin, Johanne Desrosiers, Isabelle Gaboury
BACKGROUND: Osteopathy is an increasingly popular healthcare approach that uses a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to address pain and somatic dysfunction. In Quebec, Canada, osteopathy is the complementary medicine most often recommended by family physicians. However, factors fostering the development of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) between physicians and osteopaths are unknown. This study aimed to describe the current situation in terms of IPC among practitioners working with pediatric patients...
November 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133435/coordinated-plasticity-of-synapses-and-astrocytes-underlies-practice-driven-functional-vicariation-in-peri-infarct-motor-cortex
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Soo Young Kim, J Edward Hsu, Lincoln C Husbands, Jeffrey A Kleim, Theresa A Jones
Motor rehabilitative training after stroke can improve motor function and promote topographical reorganization of remaining motor cortical movement representations, but this reorganization follows behavioral improvements. A more detailed understanding of the neural bases of rehabilitation efficacy is needed to inform therapeutic efforts to improve it. Using a rat model of upper extremity impairments after ischemic stroke, we examined effects of motor rehabilitative training at the ultrastructural level in peri-infarct motor cortex...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132871/the-role-of-tgf%C3%AE-in-wound-healing-pathologies
#19
REVIEW
Dimitra Kiritsi, Alexander Nyström
Wound healing is one of the most complex processes in multicellular organisms, involving numerous intra- and intercellular signalling pathways in various cell types. It involves extensive communication between the cellular constituents of diverse skin compartments and its extracellular matrix. Miscommunication during healing may have two distinct damaging consequences: the development of a chronic wound or the formation of a hypertrophic scar/keloid. Chronic wounds are defined as barrier defects that have not proceeded through orderly and timely reparation to regain structural and functional integrity...
November 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132509/goals-of-care-and-end-of-life-in-the-icu
#20
REVIEW
Ana Berlin
Despite advances in surgical critical care, critical illness remains traumatic and has long-term adverse sequelae. Unrealistic expectations and erroneous assumptions about outcomes acceptable to patients have been identified as drivers of goal-discordant treatment. Goal setting in the ICU begins with compassionately delivered, accurate, and honest prognostic information. Through skilled communication and shared decision making, clinicians forge a mutual understanding of patient values and priorities and the role of therapeutic options in achieving patient goals...
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
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