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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345261/antibodies-from-plants-for-bionanomaterials
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REVIEW
Gueven Edgue, Richard M Twyman, Veronique Beiss, Rainer Fischer, Markus Sack
Antibodies are produced as part of the vertebrate adaptive immune response and are not naturally made by plants. However, antibody DNA sequences can be introduced into plants, and together with laboratory technologies that allow the design of antibodies recognizing any conceivable molecular structure, plants can be used as 'green factories' to produce any antibody at all. The advent of plant-based transient expression systems in particular allows the rapid, convenient, and safe production of antibodies, ranging from laboratory-scale expression to industrial-scale manufacturing...
March 27, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345177/pharmacogenomics-of-off-target-adrs
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REVIEW
Sarah L Garon, Rebecca K Pavlos, Katie D White, Nancy J Brown, Cosby A Stone, Elizabeth J Phillips
Off-target adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are associated with significant morbidity and costs to the healthcare system and their occurrence is not predictable based on the known pharmacological action of the drug's therapeutic effect. Off-target ADRs may or may not be associated with immunological memory although they can manifest with a variety of shared clinical features including maculopapular exanthema, severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs), angioedema, pruritus, and bronchospasm. Discovery of specific genes associated with a particular ADR phenotype is a foundational component of clinical translation into screening programs for their prevention...
March 26, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343953/development-and-validation-of-a-novel-and-cost-effective-animal-tissue-model-for-training-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
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Sichuan Hou, Gillian Ross, Iain Tait, Paul Halliday, Benjie Tang
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a new and cost-effective animal tissue training model for practicing resection skills of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A porcine kidney was prepared and restructured to simulate the relevant anatomy of the human prostate. The restructured prostate was connected to an artificial urethra and bladder. Face, content, and construct validity of the model was carried out using a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire, and comparison in task performance between participants and experts was made using observational clinical human reliability analysis...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342127/robotic-single-site-plus-one-port-distal-pancreatectomy
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Sung Hyun Kim, Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jung Lee
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is regarded as safe and effective surgical approach in benign and low-grade malignant tumor of the pancreas. With the advances of laparoscopic techniques and instruments, many efforts to reduce the number of the trocar site has been made. There are a few available surgical techniques of laparoscopic single-site (single port or reduced port) distal pancreatectomy, suggesting its safety and feasibility. However, it is true that laparoscopic single-site distal pancreatectomy is difficult and technically quite demanding...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341865/radioablation-of-adrenal-gland-malignomas-with-interstitial-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-efficacy-and-outcome
#5
K Mohnike, K Neumann, P Hass, M Seidensticker, R Seidensticker, M Pech, S Klose, T Streitparth, B Garlipp, C Benckert, J J Wendler, U B Liehr, M Schostak, D Göppner, G Gademann, J Ricke
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy, safety, and outcome of image-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy in patients with adrenal gland metastases (AGM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2007 to April 2014, 37 patients (7 female, 30 male; mean age 66.8 years, range 41.5-82.5 years) with AGM from different primary tumors were treated with CT-guided HDR interstitial brachytherapy (iBT). Primary endpoint was local tumor control (LTC). Secondary endpoints were time to untreatable progression (TTUP), time to progression (TTP), overall survival (OS), and safety...
March 24, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341284/prospective-microbiologic-evaluation-of-the-forceps-elevator-in-closed-channel-duodenoscopes-after-reprocessing
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Helga Paula, Barbara Tribl, Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi
BACKGROUND: Endoscopes are well-known sources of bacterial transmission in health care facilities offering endoscopy services. The association between multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in patients who had undergone an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure with reprocessed duodenoscopes has been much discussed. Bacterial contamination of duodenoscopes has been attributed to difficulties with reprocessing these devices, specifically the distal end of the scope, which features a movable forceps elevator...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340570/the-therapeutic-hiv-env-c5-gp41-vaccine-candidate-vacc-c5-induces-specific-t-cell-regulation-in-a-phase-i-ii-clinical-study
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Kristin Brekke, Maja Sommerfelt, Mats Ökvist, Anne Margarita Dyrhol-Riise, Dag Kvale
BACKGROUND: Levels of non-neutralising antibodies (AB) to the C5 domain of HIV Env gp120 are inversely related to progression of HIV infection. In this phase I/II clinical study we investigated safety of Vacc-C5, a peptide-based therapeutic vaccine candidate corresponding to C5/gp41(732-744) as well as the effects on pre-existing AB levels to C5/gp41(732-744), immune activation and T cell responses including exploratory assessments of Vacc-C5-induced T cell regulation. Our hypothesis was that exposure of the C5 peptide motif may have detrimental effects due to several of its HLA-like features and that enhancement of non-neutralising anti-C5 AB by vaccination could reduce C5 exposure and thereby chronic immune activation...
March 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338840/differences-in-functional-and-xylem-anatomical-features-allow-cistus-species-to-co-occur-and-cope-differently-with-drought-in-the-mediterranean-region
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José M Torres-Ruiz, Hervé Cochard, Elsa Fonseca, Eric Badel, Luiz Gazarini, Margarida Vaz
A significant increase in drought events frequency is predicted for the next decades induced by climate change, potentially affecting plant species mortality rates and distributions worldwide. The main trigger of plant mortality is xylem hydraulic failure due to embolism and induced by the low pressures at which water is transported through xylem. As the Mediterranean basin will be severely affected by climate change, the aim of this study was to provide novel information about drought resistance and tolerance of one of its most widely distributed and common genera as a case study: the genus Cistus...
February 27, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337360/perioperative-epirubicin-oxaliplatin-and-capecitabine-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer-safety-and-feasibility-in-an-interim-survival-analysis
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Vikas Ostwal, Arvind Sahu, Anant Ramaswamy, Bhawna Sirohi, Subhadeep Bose, Vikas Talreja, Mahesh Goel, Shraddha Patkar, Ashwin Desouza, Shailesh V Shrikhande
PURPOSE: Perioperative chemotherapy improves survival outcomes in locally advanced (LA) gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with LA gastric cancer who were offered perioperative chemotherapy consisting of epirubicin, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine (EOX) from May 2013 to December 2015 at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. RESULTS: Among the 268 consecutive patients in our study, 260 patients (97.0%) completed neoadjuvant chemotherapy, 200 patients (74...
March 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336760/analysis-of-variations-in-the-display-of-drug-names-in-computerized-prescriber-order-entry-systems
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Arbor J L Quist, Thu-Trang T Hickman, Mary G Amato, Lynn A Volk, Alejandra Salazar, Alexandra Robertson, Adam Wright, David W Bates, Shobha Phansalkar, Bruce L Lambert, Gordon D Schiff
PURPOSE: The variations in how drug names are displayed in computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems were analyzed to determine their contribution to potential medication errors. METHODS: A diverse set of 10 inpatient and outpatient CPOE system vendors and self-developed CPOE systems in 6 U.S. healthcare institutions was evaluated. A team of pharmacists, physicians, patient-safety experts, and informatics experts created a CPOE assessment tool to standardize the assessment of CPOE features across the systems studied...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335630/the-design-prototyping-and-formative-evaluation-of-an-assistive-robotic-table-art-for-stroke-patients
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Anthony L Threatt, Jessica Merino, Johnell O Brooks, Stan Healy, Constance Truesdail, Joseph Manganelli, Ian Walker, Keith Evan Green
OBJECTIVE: This article presents the results of an exploratory study in which 14 healthcare subject matter experts (H-SMEs) in addition to four research and design subject matter experts (RD-SMEs) at a regional rehabilitation hospital engaged in a series of complementary, participatory activities in order to design an assistive robotic table (ART). BACKGROUND: As designers, human factor experts, and healthcare professionals continue to work to integrate assistive human-robot technologies in healthcare, it is imperative to understand how the technology affects patient care from clinicians' perspectives...
April 2017: HERD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334463/a-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-nursing-home-survey-on-patient-safety-culture
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Shu-Yuan Lin, Wei Ting Tseng, Miao-Ju Hsu, Hui-Ying Chiang, Hui-Chen Tseng
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To test the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture scale (NHSPSC) among staff in long-term care facilities. BACKGROUND: The NHSPSC scale is a standard tool for safety culture assessment in nursing homes. Extending its application to different types of long-term care facilities and varied ethnic populations is worth pursuing. DESIGN: A national random survey. METHODS: A total of 306 managers and staff completed the Chinese version of the NHSPSC scale (C-NHSPSC) among 30 long-term care facilities in Taiwan...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329049/surgical-treatment-of-pulmonary-atresia-with-major-aortopulmonary-collateral-arteries-in-83-consecutive-patients%C3%A2
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Oleksandr D Babliak, Yaroslav B Mykychak, Oleksandra O Motrechko, Illya M Yemets
OBJECTIVES: This article reports the safety and efficacy of a morphology-based algorithm for the surgical management of pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries. METHODS: A total of 83 patients were operated from 2007 to 2014 using 3 surgical approaches: one-stage total repair, one-stage unifocalization with central shunt and delayed total repair and multistage unifocalization with subsequent total repair. Patients were divided into 2 groups depending on the surgical strategy used to choose the surgical approach...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327116/a-tailored-online-safety-and-health-intervention-for-women-experiencing-intimate-partner-violence-the-ican-plan-4-safety-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Kelly Scott-Storey, Judith Wuest, James Case, Leanne M Currie, Nancy Glass, Marilyn Hodgins, Harriet MacMillan, Nancy Perrin, C Nadine Wathen
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) threatens the safety and health of women worldwide. Safety planning is a widely recommended, evidence-based intervention for women experiencing IPV, yet fewer than 1 in 5 Canadian women access safety planning through domestic violence services. Rural, Indigenous, racialized, and immigrant women, those who prioritize their privacy, and/or women who have partners other than men, face unique safety risks and access barriers. Online IPV interventions tailored to the unique features of women's lives, and to maximize choice and control, have potential to reduce access barriers, and improve fit and inclusiveness, maximizing effectiveness of these interventions for diverse groups...
March 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327103/morphological-and-phenotypical-features-of-ovarian-metastases-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Inge T A Peters, Merle A van der Steen, Bertine W Huisman, Carina G J M Hilders, Vincent T H B M Smit, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Cornelis F M Sier, J Baptist Trimbos, Peter J K Kuppen
BACKGROUND: Autotransplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian tissue is a method to preserve ovarian function and fertility in patients undergoing gonadotoxic therapy. In oncology patients, the safety cannot yet be guaranteed, since current tumor detection methods can only exclude the presence of malignant cells in ovarian fragments that are not transplanted. We determined the need for a novel detection method by studying the distribution of tumor cells in ovaries from patients with breast cancer...
March 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326148/patient-safety-learning-systems-a-systematic-review-and-qualitative-synthesis
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BACKGROUND: A patient safety learning system (sometimes called a critical incident reporting system) refers to structured reporting, collation, and analysis of critical incidents. To inform a provincial working group's recommendations for an Ontario Patient Safety Event Learning System, a systematic review was undertaken to determine design features that would optimize its adoption into the health care system and would inform implementation strategies. METHODS: The objective of this review was to address two research questions: (a) what are the barriers to and facilitators of successful adoption of a patient safety learning system reported by health professionals and (b) what design components maximize successful adoption and implementation? To answer the first question, we used a published systematic review...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325453/imaging-of-subdural-hematomas
#17
REVIEW
Jason J Carroll, Sean D Lavine, Philip M Meyers
The imaging of subdural hematoma has evolved significantly. Computed tomography and MRI have supplanted other procedures and rendered most obsolete for the evaluation of intracranial pathology because of ease of use, tremendous soft tissue resolution, safety, and availability. Noncontrast computed tomography has become the accepted standard of care for the initial evaluation of patients with suspected subdural hematoma because of widespread availability, rapid acquisition time, and noninvasive nature. MRI offers important features in determining potential secondary causes of subdural hematoma, such as dural-based neoplasms...
April 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325450/classification-of-nervous-system-withdrawn-and-approved-drugs-with-toxprint-features-via-machine-learning-strategies
#18
Aytun Onay, Melih Onay, Osman Abul
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Early-phase virtual screening of candidate drug molecules plays a key role in pharmaceutical industry from data mining and machine learning to prevent adverse effects of the drugs. Computational classification methods can distinguish approved drugs from withdrawn ones. We focused on 6 data sets including maximum 110 approved and 110 withdrawn drugs for all and nervous system diseases to distinguish approved drugs from withdrawn ones. METHODS: In this study, we used support vector machines (SVMs) and ensemble methods (EMs) such as boosted and bagged trees to classify drugs into approved and withdrawn categories...
April 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325424/surgical-treatment-of-carpal-boss-by-simple-resection-results-in-25%C3%A2-cases-at-a-mean-of-8%C3%A2-years-follow-up
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S Roulet, G Bacle, E Marteau, J Laulan
Carpal boss is a symptomatic bony protrusion on the dorsal surface of the wrist at the base of the 2nd and/or 3rd metacarpal. The goal of this study was to assess the reliability and safety of simply resecting the exostosis. From 1994 to 2014, 29 cases of carpal boss were treated by simple resection. Twenty-five of these patients were subsequently assessed by telephone questionnaire at a mean of 8 years' follow-up (range 1.1 to 20 years). There were no cases of recurrence; however, 1 patient reported carpometacarpal instability requiring fusion, 5 years after surgery...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325009/a-clinic-compatible-open-source-electrophysiology-system
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John Hermiz, Nick Rogers, Erik Kaestner, Mehran Ganji, Dan Cleary, Joseph Snider, David Barba, Shadi Dayeh, Eric Halgren, Vikash Gilja
Open source electrophysiology (ephys) recording systems have several advantages over commercial systems such as customization and affordability enabling more researchers to conduct ephys experiments. Notable open source ephys systems include Open-Ephys, NeuroRighter and more recently Willow, all of which have high channel count (64+), scalability, and advanced software to develop on top of. However, little work has been done to build an open source ephys system that is clinic compatible, particularly in the operating room where acute human electrocorticography (ECoG) research is performed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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