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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531222/monitoring-the-elimination-of-human-african-trypanosomiasis-update-to-2014
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José R Franco, Giuliano Cecchi, Gerardo Priotto, Massimo Paone, Abdoulaye Diarra, Lise Grout, Raffaele C Mattioli, Daniel Argaw
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) has targeted the elimination of Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) 'as a public health problem' by 2020. The selected indicators of elimination should be monitored every two years, and we provide here a comprehensive update to 2014. The monitoring system is underpinned by the Atlas of HAT. RESULTS: With 3,797 reported cases in 2014, the corresponding milestone (5,000 cases) was surpassed, and the 2020 global target of 'fewer than 2,000 reported cases per year' seems within reach...
May 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530521/the-direct-cost-of-managing-a-rare-disease-assessing-medical-and-pharmacy-costs-associated-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-in-the-united-states
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Sarah Thayer, Christopher Bell, Craig M McDonald
BACKGROUND: A Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) cohort was identified using a claims-based algorithm to estimate health care utilization and costs for commercially insured DMD patients in the United States. Previous analyses have used broad diagnosis codes that include a range of muscular dystrophy types as a proxy to estimate the burden of DMD. OBJECTIVE: To estimate DMD-associated resource utilization and costs in a sample of patients identified via a claims-based algorithm using diagnosis codes, pharmacy prescriptions, and procedure codes unique to DMD management based on DMD clinical milestones...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529195/rapid-web-based-platform-for-assessment-of-orthopedic-surgery-patient-care-milestones-a-2-year-validation
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Kenneth R Gundle, Dayne T Mickelson, Arien Cherones, Jason Black, Doug P Hanel
OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity, feasibility, and responsiveness of a new web-based platform for rapid milestone-based evaluations of orthopedic surgery residents. SETTING: Single academic medical center, including a trauma center and pediatrics tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Forty residents (PG1-5) in an orthopedic residency program and their faculty evaluators. METHODS: Residents and faculty were trained and supported in the use of a novel trainee-initiated web-based evaluation system...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523586/ocrelizumab-first-global-approval
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James E Frampton
Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus™) is a humanised anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that has been developed by Genentech, Inc. (a subsidiary of Roche) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The drug is designed to deplete B cells, which play an important role in the pathogenesis of MS. In March 2017, ocrelizumab was approved in the USA for the treatment of patients with relapsing or primary progressive forms of MS; currently, it is awaiting approval in the EU for the same indications. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of ocrelizumab leading to its first global approval for the treatment of MS...
June 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522237/u-s-hiv-incidence-and-transmission-goals-2020-and-2025
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Robert A Bonacci, David R Holtgrave
INTRODUCTION: The recently updated U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy sets key HIV prevention and care targets for 2020, but the trajectory of the epidemic remains unclear. Authors modeled HIV incidence, prevalence, and mortality for the U.S. over 10 years to determine whether an ambitious trajectory toward "ending AIDS" by 2025 would be achievable. METHODS: Authors utilized recently published 2010-2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveillance data to model HIV incidence, prevalence, and mortality...
May 6, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521154/-the-world-is-upside-down-the-innsbruck-goggle-experiments-of-theodor-erismann-1883-1961-and-ivo-kohler-1915-1985
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Pierre Sachse, Ursula Beermann, Markus Martini, Thomas Maran, Markus Domeier, Marco R Furtner
The "Innsbruck Goggle Experiments" on long-term wearing of reversing mirrors, prismatic and half prismatic goggles, and colored half goggles represent a milestone in research on adaptation (adapting to the introduced "disturbance") and after-effects (after removal of the "disturbance"). By means of these goggles it is, for example, possible to invert or distort the visual field (such as flipping top and bottom or left and right), as well as to observe how individuals learn to change the image back to vertical or recognize left and right...
April 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521069/experiences-and-expectations-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-a-qualitative-study
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Stina Lou, Michal Frumer, Mette M Schlütter, Olav B Petersen, Ida Vogel, Camilla P Nielsen
BACKGROUND: A dominant context for pregnant women in the Western world is medical technologies such as ultrasound and screening. It has been argued that such technologies may result in tentative pregnancies, which may be particularly prominent in the first trimester. However, little is known about how women experience early pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To explore the everyday experiences and expectations of first trimester pregnant women in a medicalized context of comprehensive and routine prenatal screening...
May 18, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518104/neurodevelopmental-reflex-testing-in-neonatal-rat-pups
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Antoinette T Nguyen, Edward A Armstrong, Jerome Y Yager
Neurodevelopmental reflex testing is commonly used in clinical practice to assess the maturation of the nervous system. Neurodevelopmental reflexes are also referred to as primitive reflexes. They are sensitive and consistent with later outcomes. Abnormal reflexes are described as an absence, persistence, reappearance, or latency of reflexes, which are predictive indices of infants that are at high risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. Animal models of neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, often display aberrant developmental reflexes, as would be observed in human infants...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515960/patient-centered-network-of-learning-health-systems-developing-a-resource-for-clinical-translational-research
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L J Finney Rutten, A Alexander, P J Embi, G Flores, C Friedman, I V Haller, P Haug, D Jensen, S Khosla, G Runger, N D Shah, T Winden, V L Roger
INTRODUCTION: The Learning Health System Network clinical data research network includes academic medical centers, health-care systems, public health departments, and health plans, and is designed to facilitate outcomes research, pragmatic trials, comparative effectiveness research, and evaluation of population health interventions. METHODS: The Learning Health System Network is 1 of 13 clinical data research networks assembled to create, in partnership with 20 patient-powered research networks, a National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network...
February 2017: J Clin Transl Sci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514024/historical-review-of-efforts-to-reduce-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-the-united-states
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Madeleine J Kerr, Richard L Neitzel, OiSaeng Hong, Robert T Sataloff
BACKGROUND: Noise-induced hearing loss is a centuries-old problem that is still prevalent in the United States and worldwide. AIM: To describe highlights in the development of hearing loss prevention in the U.S. from World War II to the present. METHODS: Literature review. RESULTS: Approaches to occupational noise-induced hearing loss prevention in the United States over the past seven decades are described using a hierarchy of controls framework and an interdisciplinary perspective...
June 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512349/the-winding-path-of-protein-methylation-research-milestones-and-new-frontiers
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REVIEW
Jernej Murn, Yang Shi
In 1959, while analysing the bacterial flagellar proteins, Ambler and Rees observed an unknown species of amino acid that they eventually identified as methylated lysine. Over half a century later, protein methylation is known to have a regulatory role in many essential cellular processes that range from gene transcription to signal transduction. However, the road to this now burgeoning research field was obstacle-ridden, not least because of the inconspicuous nature of the methyl mark itself. Here, we chronicle the milestone achievements and discuss the future of protein methylation research...
May 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511835/adcy5-related-movement-disorders-frequency-disease-course-and-phenotypic-variability-in-a-cohort-of-paediatric-patients
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Miryam Carecchio, Niccolò E Mencacci, Alessandro Iodice, Roser Pons, Celeste Panteghini, Giovanna Zorzi, Federica Zibordi, Anastasios Bonakis, Argyris Dinopoulos, Joseph Jankovic, Leonidas Stefanis, Kailash P Bhatia, Valentina Monti, Lea R'Bibo, Liana Veneziano, Barbara Garavaglia, Carlo Fusco, Nicholas Wood, Maria Stamelou, Nardo Nardocci
INTRODUCTION: ADCY5 mutations have been recently identified as an important cause of early-onset hyperkinetic movement disorders. The phenotypic spectrum associated with mutations in this gene is expanding. However, the ADCY5 mutational frequency in cohorts of paediatric patients with hyperkinetic movement disorders has not been evaluated. METHODS: We performed a screening of the entire ADCY5 coding sequence in 44 unrelated subjects with genetically undiagnosed childhood-onset hyperkinetic movement disorders, featuring chorea alone or in combination with myoclonus and dystonia...
May 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510020/foreword-to-quantitative-and-analytical-relations-in-biochemistry-a-special-issue-in-honour-of-donald-j-winzor-s-80th-birthday
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Damien Hall, Stephen E Harding
The purpose of this special issue is to honour Professor Donald J. Winzor's long career as a researcher and scientific mentor, and to celebrate the milestone of his 80th birthday. Throughout his career, Don has been renowned for his development of clever approximations to difficult quantitative relations governing a range of biophysical measurements. The theme of this special issue, 'Quantitative and analytical relations in biochemistry', was chosen to reflect this aspect of Don's scientific approach.
December 2016: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508237/development-of-a-unifying-target-and-consensus-indicators-for-global-surgical-systems-strengthening-proposed-by-the-global-alliance-for-surgery-obstetric-trauma-and-anaesthesia-care-the-g4-alliance
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REVIEW
Adil Haider, John W Scott, Colin D Gause, Mira Meheš, Grace Hsiung, Albulena Prelvukaj, Dana Yanocha, Lauren M Baumann, Faheem Ahmed, Na'eem Ahmed, Sara Anderson, Herve Angate, Lisa Arfaa, Horacio Asbun, Tigistu Ashengo, Kisembo Asuman, Ruben Ayala, Stephen Bickler, Saul Billingsley, Peter Bird, Matthijs Botman, Marilyn Butler, Jo Buyske, Angelo Capozzi, Kathleen Casey, Charles Clayton, James Cobey, Michael Cotton, Dan Decklebaum, Milliard Derbew, Catherine deVries, Jeanne Dillner, Max Downham, Natalie Draisin, David Echinard, Sohier Elneil, Ahmed ElSayed, Abigail Estelle, Allen Finley, Erica Frenkel, Philip K Frykman, Florin Gheorghe, Julian Gore-Booth, Richard Henker, Jaymie Henry, Orion Henry, Laura Hoemeke, David Hoffman, Iko Ibanga, Eric V Jackson, Pankaj Jani, Walter Johnson, Andrew Jones, Zeina Kassem, Asuman Kisembo, Abbey Kocan, Sanjay Krishnaswami, Robert Lane, Asad Latif, Barbara Levy, Dimitrios Linos, Peter Linz, Louis A Listwa, Declan Magee, Emmanuel Makasa, Michael L Marin, Claude Martin, Kelly McQueen, Jaime Morgan, Richard Moser, Robert Neighbor, William M Novick, Stephen Ogendo, Akinyinka Omigbodun, Bisola Onajin-Obembe, Neil Parsan, Beverly K Philip, Raymond Price, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Marjorie Ratel, Cheri Reynolds, Steven M Roser, Jackie Rowles, Lubna Samad, John Sampson, Harshadkumar Sanghvi, Marchelle L Sellers, David Sigalet, Bruce C Steffes, Erin Stieber, Mamta Swaroop, John Tarpley, Asha Varghese, Julie Varughese, Richard Wagner, Benjamin Warf, Neil Wetzig, Susan Williamson, Joshua Wood, Anne Zeidan, Lewis Zirkle, Brendan Allen, Fizan Abdullah
After decades on the margins of primary health care, surgical and anaesthesia care is gaining increasing priority within the global development arena. The 2015 publications of the Disease Control Priorities third edition on Essential Surgery and the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery created a compelling evidenced-based argument for the fundamental role of surgery and anaesthesia within cost-effective health systems strengthening global strategy. The launch of the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care in 2015 has further coordinated efforts to build priority for surgical care and anaesthesia...
May 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506951/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-and-clinical-aspects-of-ovulation-induction-agents-a-review-of-the-literature
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Serkan Kahyaoğlu, Bülent Yılmaz, Ahmet Zeki Işık
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is a key step for successful outcomes of assisted reproductive technique cycle outcomes. Many medications are available, which are commonly useed solely or in combination to achieve multiple follicular development. Pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and clinical information of ovulation induction drugs deserve to be elucidated for every individual patient before commencing infertility treatment. New concepts and new treatment protocols are introduced as ovulation physiology is understood by infertility specialists...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506505/the-utility-of-surveillance-electroencephalography-to-guide-early-antiepileptic-drug-therapy-in-infants-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Robyn Whitney, Saber Jan, Maria Zak, Bláthnaid McCoy
BACKGROUND: Seizures are a common early presentation in infants with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and can be preceded by electrographic changes on electroencephalography (EEG) before clinical seizure onset. A limited number of studies have addressed the initial EEG findings in TSC and the outcome of early treatment with antiepileptic medication prior to clinical seizure onset. METHODS: We describe two infants with tuberous sclerosis complex whose surveillance EEG showed focal seizures that were not previously recognized by caregivers...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506181/intersectionality-in-the-lives-of-lgbtq-youth-identifying-as-lgbtq-and-finding-community-in-small-cities-and-rural-towns
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Wendy Hulko, Jessica Hovanes
This paper presents an analysis of the views of younger bisexual and lesbian women and transgender youth living in a Western Canadian small city on their sexual and gender identities. Data were collected through focus groups and interviews and analyzed thematically through an intersectional lens. The purposive sample was comprised of 13 youth who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) and whose average age was 19.8 years. The analytical themes of identifying and being identified, talking intersectionality, and living in a small town indicate that the sexual identities and gender identities and/or expressions of LGBTQ youth change across time and context and are impacted by often overlooked factors including faith, Indigeneity, disability, and class...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505127/variability-of-dna-methylation-within-schizophrenia-risk-loci-across-subregions-of-human-hippocampus
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W Brad Ruzicka, Sivan Subburaju, Francine M Benes
Identification of 108 genomic regions significantly associated with schizophrenia risk by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium was a milestone for the field, and much work is now focused on determining the mechanism of risk associated with each locus. Within these regions, we investigated variability of DNA methylation, a low-level cellular phenotype closely linked to genotype, in two highly similar cellular populations sampled from the human hippocampus, to draw inferences about the elaboration of genotype to phenotype within these loci enriched for schizophrenia risk...
May 15, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504944/it-s-all-about-time
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Gaetano Valenza, Athanasios Vasilakos
New knowledge on multi-scale temporal dynamics linking nanobio-time series, seasonal changes, immune response, and gut mictobiota can milestone (neuro)science soon.
May 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503572/learning-curve-and-clinical-outcomes-of-performing-surgery-with-the-intertan-intramedullary-nail-in-treating-femoral-intertrochanteric-fractures
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A-Bing Li, Wei-Jiang Zhang, Ji-Qi Wang, You-Ming Zhao, Wei-Jun Guo
Purpose. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the learning curve of performing surgery with the InterTan intramedullary nail in treating femoral intertrochanteric fractures, to provide valuable information and experience for surgeons who decide to learn a new procedure. Methods. We retrospectively analyzed data from 53 patients who underwent surgery using an InterTan intramedullary nail at our hospital between July 2012 and September 2015. The negative exponential curve-fit regression analysis was used to evaluate the learning curve...
2017: BioMed Research International
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