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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429092/natural-history-of-men1-gep-net-single-center-experience-after-a-long-follow-up
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Francesco Giudici, Tiziana Cavalli, Francesca Giusti, Giorgio Gronchi, Giacomo Batignani, Francesco Tonelli, Maria Luisa Brandi
BACKGROUND: The multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome (MEN1) natural history is poorly evaluated, and few single-institution experiences about hereditary gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) are reported. Our purpose is to analyze the role of GEP-NET in MEN1-related death, as well as the behavior of these lesions during follow-up. METHODS: The study population consists of 77 patients diagnosed with MEN1 GEP-NET, regularly followed up since 1990...
April 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426878/microbiota-nash-hcc-and-the-potential-role-of-probiotics
#2
Giovanni Brandi, Stefania De Lorenzo, Marco Candela, Maria Abbondanza Pantaleo, Stefano Bellentani, Francesco Tovoli, Gioconda Saccoccio, Guido Biasco
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for the majority of primary liver cancers. Clearly identifiable risk factors are lacking in up to 30% of HCC patients and most of these cases are attributed to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Beyond the known risk factors for NAFLD, the intestinal microbiota, in particular dysbiosis (defined as any change in the composition of the microbiota commonly found in healthy conditions) is emerging as a new factor promoting the development of chronic liver diseases and HCC...
March 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426319/the-monetary-cost-of-sexual-assault-to-privately-insured-us-women-in-2013
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Ashley M Tennessee, Tamala S Bradham, Brandi M White, Kit N Simpson
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether privately insured female rape victims were billed for charges associated with a specific rape in the United States. METHODS: We examined 2013 de-identified patient data from Truven Analytics Health MarketScan database for an assault that occurred by using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, code E960.1. RESULTS: Analysis of insurance providers' payment patterns for 1355 incident events to female victims aged between 16 and 61 years revealed that victims remit, on average, 14% or $948 of the rape cost, whereas insurance providers pay 86% or $5789 of the total cost...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423839/a-semantic-framework-for-logical-cross-validation-evaluation-and-impact-analyses-of-population-health-interventions
#4
Arash Shaban-Nejad, Anya Okhmatovskaia, Eun Kyong Shin, Robert L Davis, Brandi E Franklin, David L Buckeridge
Most chronic diseases are a result of a complex web of causative and correlated factors. As a result, effective public health or clinical interventions that intend to generate a sustainable change in these diseases most often use a combination of strategies or programs. To optimize comparative effectiveness evaluations and select the most efficient intervention(s), stakeholders (i.e. public health institutions, policy-makers and advocacy groups, practitioners, insurers, clinicians, and researchers) need access to reliable assessment methods...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423511/atm-kinase-sustains-breast-cancer-stem-like-cells-by-promoting-atg4c-expression-and-autophagy
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Martina Antonelli, Flavie Strappazzon, Ivan Arisi, Rossella Brandi, Mara D'Onofrio, Manolo Sambucci, Gwenola Manic, Ilio Vitale, Daniela Barilà, Venturina Stagni
The efficacy of Ataxia-Telangiectasia Mutated (ATM) kinase signalling inhibition in cancer therapy is tempered by the identification of new emerging functions of ATM, which suggests that the role of this protein in cancer progression is complex. We recently demonstrated that this tumor suppressor gene could act as tumor promoting factor in HER2 (Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2) positive breast cancer. Herein we put in evidence that ATM expression sustains the proportion of cells with a stem-like phenotype, measured as the capability to form mammospheres, independently of HER2 expression levels...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422948/beyond-the-uterine-environment-nonhuman-primate-model-to-investigate-maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-chronic-intrauterine-infection
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Meredith A Kelleher, Zheng Liu, Xiaojie Wang, Christopher D Kroenke, Lisa A Houser, Brandy L Dozier, Lauren D Martin, Ken B Waites, Cindy McEvoy, Robert L Schelonka, Peta L Grigsby
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine infection is a significant cause of early preterm birth. We have developed a fetal-neonatal model in the rhesus macaque to determine the impact of chronic intrauterine infection with Ureaplasma parvum on early neonatal reflexes and brain development. METHODS: Time-mated, pregnant rhesus macaques were randomized to be inoculated with U. parvum (serovar 1; 10(5)cfu) or control media at ~120 dGA. Neonates were delivered by elective hysterotomy at 135-147 dGA (term=167d) stabilized and cared for in our nonhuman primate neonatal intensive care unit...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421504/chapter-20-gavi-automated-vitrification-instrument
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Tammie K Roy, Susanna Brandi, Teija T Peura
Gavi is intended for use in a laboratory or clinic environment for the preparation and vitrification of oocytes, cleavage stage embryos and blastocysts. Gavi is designed to automate the equilibration steps in the vitrification process to minimize the variability that occurs during cryopreservation. This automated process reduces the potential for errors and ensures a standardized, repeatable procedure for vitrification in a controlled, closed-system environment.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420266/lessons-learned-from-the-field-testing-of-healthy-love-an-hiv-prevention-intervention-for-black-women
#8
Carla A Galindo, Tai E Few, Brandy Daniels, Carolyn P Parks, Dázon D Diallo, L Nyrobi N Moss, Aisha L Wilkes, G Chezia Carraway
BACKGROUND: Healthy Love is a brief, highly interactive, single-session, group-level HIV prevention intervention designed for African American women that is effective at reducing sex risk behaviors and increasing condom use and HIV testing among participants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through a contract, developed a user-friendly intervention package that would allow organizations to adopt and implement Healthy Love with fidelity. METHOD: Training and implementation materials were developed to support original research protocols, and piloted and revised to conduct field-testing with case study agencies (CSAs)...
May 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419621/the-feasibility-acceptability-and-outcomes-of-prime-d-a-novel-mobile-intervention-treatment-for-depression
#9
Danielle A Schlosser, Timothy R Campellone, Brandy Truong, Joaquin A Anguera, Silvia Vergani, Sophia Vinogradov, Patricia Arean
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of research and development, depression has risen from the fifth to the leading cause of disability in the United States. Barriers to progress in the field are (1) poor access to high-quality care; (2) limited mental health workforce; and (3) few providers trained in the delivery of evidence-based treatments (EBTs). Although mobile platforms are being developed to give consumers greater access to high-quality care, too often these tools do not have empirical support for their effectiveness...
April 18, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413771/management-of-aromatase-inhibitor-associated-bone-loss-aibl-in-postmenopausal-women-with-hormone-sensitive-breast-cancer-joint-position-statement-of-the-iof-cabs-ects-ieg-esceo-ims-and-siog
#10
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Peyman Hadji, Matti S Aapro, Jean-Jacques Body, Michael Gnant, Maria Luisa Brandi, Jean Yves Reginster, M Carola Zillikens, Claus-C Glüer, Tobie de Villiers, Rod Baber, G David Roodman, Cyrus Cooper, Bente Langdahl, Santiago Palacios, John Kanis, Nasser Al-Daghri, Xavier Nogues, Erik Fink Eriksen, Andreas Kurth, Rene Rizzoli, Robert E Coleman
BACKGROUND: Several guidelines have been reported for bone-directed treatment in women with early breast cancer (EBC) for averting fractures, particularly during aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. Recently, a number of studies on additional fracture related risk factors, new treatment options as well as real world studies demonstrating a much higher fracture rate than suggested by randomized clinical controlled trials (RCTs). Therefore, this updated algorithm was developed to better assess fracture risk and direct treatment as a position statement of several interdisciplinary cancer and bone societies involved in the management of AI-associated bone loss (AIBL)...
June 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409842/development-of-cognitive-screening-test-for-the-severely-hearing-impaired-hearing-impaired-moca
#11
Vincent Y W Lin, Janet Chung, Brandy L Callahan, Leah Smith, Nils Gritters, Joseph M Chen, Sandra E Black, Mario Masellis
OBJECTIVES: To develop a version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to be administered to the severely hearing impaired (HI-MoCA), and to assess its performance in two groups of cognitively intact adults over the age of 60. STUDY TYPE: Test development followed by prospective subject recruitment. METHODS: The MoCA was converted into a timed PowerPoint (Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA) presentation, and verbal instructions were converted into visual instructions...
May 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407113/a-new-promoter-element-associated-with-daily-time-keeping-in-drosophila
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Brandi Sharp, Eric Paquet, Felix Naef, Akanksha Bafna, Herman Wijnen
Circadian clocks are autonomous daily timekeeping mechanisms that allow organisms to adapt to environmental rhythms as well as temporally organize biological functions. Clock-controlled timekeeping involves extensive regulation of rhythmic gene expression. To date, relatively few clock-associated promoter elements have been identified and characterized. In an unbiased search of core clock gene promoters from 12 species of Drosophila, we discovered a 29-bp consensus sequence that we designated as the Clock-Associated Transcriptional Activation Cassette or 'CATAC'...
April 12, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405315/disappearance-and-appearance-of-an-indigestible-marker-in-feces-from-growing-pigs-as-affected-by-previous-and-current-diet-composition
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Brandy M Jacobs, John F Patience, Merlin D Lindemann, Kenneth J Stalder, Brian J Kerr
BACKGROUND: Indigestible markers are commonly utilized in digestion studies, but the complete disappearance or maximum appearance of a marker in feces can be affected by diet composition, feed intake, or an animal's BW. The objectives of this study were to determine the impact of previous (Phase 1, P1) and current- (Phase 2, P2) diet composition on marker disappearance (Cr) and appearance (Ti) in pigs fed 3 diets differing in NDF content. RESULTS: When pigs were maintained on the 25...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404676/multicenter-performance-assessment-of-the-carba-np-test
#14
Scott A Cunningham, Brandi Limbago, Maria Traczewski, Karen Anderson, Meredith Hackel, Janet Hindler, Dan Sahm, Efe Alyanak, Adrian Lawsin, Christopher A Gulvik, Tom J B de Man, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Audrey N Schuetz, Stephen Jenkins, Romney Humphries, Elizabeth Palavecino, Shawn Vasoo, Robin Patel
Eighty Gram-negative bacilli (54 Enterobacteriaceae and 26 non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli), obtained from multiple institutions in the United States were distributed in a blinded manner to seven testing laboratories to compare the performance of a test for detection of carbapenemase production, the Carba NP test. The Carba NP test was performed by all laboratories, following the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) procedure. Site-versus-site comparisons demonstrated a high level of consistency for the Carba NP assay with just 3/21 site comparisons yielding a difference in sensitivity (p<0...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401496/calcium-intake-bone-mineral-density-and-fragility-fractures-evidence-from-an-italian-outpatient-population
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Letizia Vannucci, Laura Masi, Giorgio Gronchi, Caterina Fossi, Anna Maria Carossino, Maria Luisa Brandi
This study was performed in 1000 adult Italian subjects to focus on the effects of dietary calcium intake on bone health. A higher fracture risk appears to be associated with a reduced calcium intake. An adequate daily calcium intake is recommended to counteract osteoporotic fractures. PURPOSE: The principal aim of the present study was to focus on the effects of dietary calcium intake on bone mineral density (BMD) and fragility fractures in a representative sample of an adult Italian outpatient population...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390010/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-major-chronic-diseases-not-related-to-mineral-homeostasis-in-adults-research-for-evidence-and-a-scientific-statement-from-the-european-society-for-clinical-and-economic-aspects-of-osteoporosis-and
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Luisella Cianferotti, Francesco Bertoldo, Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari, Olivier Bruyere, Cyrus Cooper, Maurizio Cutolo, John A Kanis, Jean-Marc Kaufman, Jean-Yves Reginster, Rene Rizzoli, Maria Luisa Brandi
INTRODUCTION: Optimal vitamin D status promotes skeletal health and is recommended with specific treatment in individuals at high risk for fragility fractures. A growing body of literature has provided indirect and some direct evidence for possible extraskeletal vitamin D-related effects. PURPOSE AND METHODS: Members of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis have reviewed the main evidence for possible proven benefits of vitamin D supplementation in adults at risk of or with overt chronic extra-skeletal diseases, providing recommendations and guidelines for future studies in this field...
April 7, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381609/the-modified-carbapenem-inactivation-method-mcim-for-phenotypic-detection-of-carbapenemase-production-among-enterobacteriaceae
#17
Virginia M Pierce, Patricia J Simner, David R Lonsway, Darcie E Roe-Carpenter, J Kristie Johnson, William B Brasso, April M Bobenchik, Zabrina C Lockett, Angella Charnot-Katsikas, Mary Jane Ferraro, Richard B Thomson, Stephen G Jenkins, Brandi M Limbago, Sanchita Das
The ability of clinical microbiology laboratories to reliably detect carbapenemase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CP-CRE) is an important element of the effort to prevent and contain the spread of these pathogens and an integral part of antimicrobial stewardship. Existing methods each have limitations. A new, straightforward, inexpensive, and specific phenotypic method for the detection of carbapenemase production, the carbapenem inactivation method (CIM), was recently described. Here we describe a two-stage evaluation of a modified carbapenem inactivation method (mCIM), in which tryptic soy broth was substituted for water during the inactivation step and the length of this incubation was extended...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373245/an-east-asian-common-variant-vinculin-p-asp841his-was-associated-with-sudden-unexplained-nocturnal-death-syndrome-in-the-chinese-han-population
#18
Jianding Cheng, John W Kyle, Di Lang, Brandi Wiedmeyer, Jian Guo, Kun Yin, Lei Huang, Ravi Vaidyanathan, Terry Su, Jonathan C Makielski
BACKGROUND: We have identified the cardiomyopathy-susceptibility gene vinculin (VCL) mutation M94I may account for a sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome (SUNDS) case. We addressed whether VCL common variant D841H is associated with SUNDS. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 8 of 120 SUNDS cases, we detected an East Asian common VCL variant p.Asp841His (D841H). Comparing the H841 allele frequency of the general population in the local database (15 of 1818) with SUNDS victims (10 of 240) gives an odds ratio for SUNDS of 5...
April 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370141/increased-transient-na-conductance-and-action-potential-output-in-layer-2-3-prefrontal-cortex-neurons-of-the-fmr1-y-mouse
#19
Brandy N Routh, Rahul K Rathour, Michael E Baumgardner, Brian E Kalmbach, Daniel Johnston, Darrin H Brager
Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited mental impairment and autism. The prefrontal cortex is responsible for higher order cognitive processing, and prefrontal dysfunction is believed to underlie many of the cognitive and behaviour phenotypes associated with Fragile X syndrome. We recently demonstrated that somatic and dendritic excitability of layer 5 pyramidal neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the fmr1-/y mouse is significantly altered due to changes in several voltage-gated ion channels...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368970/exploration-of-large-rare-copy-number-variants-associated-with-psychiatric-and-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-individuals-with-anorexia-nervosa
#20
Zeynep Yilmaz, Jin P Szatkiewicz, James J Crowley, NaEshia Ancalade, Marek K Brandys, Annemarie van Elburg, Carolien G F de Kovel, Roger A H Adan, Anke Hinney, Johannes Hebebrand, Monica Gratacos, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Georgia Escaramis, Juan R Gonzalez, Xavier Estivill, Eleftheria Zeggini, Patrick F Sullivan, Cynthia M Bulik
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious and heritable psychiatric disorder. To date, studies of copy number variants (CNVs) have been limited and inconclusive because of small sample sizes. We conducted a case-only genome-wide CNV survey in 1983 female AN cases included in the Genetic Consortium for Anorexia Nervosa. Following stringent quality control procedures, we investigated whether pathogenic CNVs in regions previously implicated in psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders were present in AN cases. We observed two instances of the well-established pathogenic CNVs in AN cases...
March 31, 2017: Psychiatric Genetics
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