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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406486/promoting-teamwork-may-improve-infant-care-processes-during-delivery-room-management-florida-perinatal-quality-collaborative-s-approach
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M Balakrishnan, N Falk-Smith, L A Detman, B Miladinovic, W M Sappenfield, J S Curran, T L Ashmeade
BACKGROUND: LOCAL PROBLEM: Inadequate understanding of compliance with standardized evidence-based DR management. INTERVENTIONS: Promote inter-professional teamwork and a bundle of interventions focusing on resuscitation team roles, equipment check, and debriefing using QI methodology. Optimize delivery room (DR) management to achieve 10-min SPO2 targets, delayed-cord clamping (DCC), team role assignment and debriefings in >50% of deliveries, and achieve normothermia in >75% of infants...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403240/snovault-and-encoded-a-novel-object-based-storage-system-and-applications-to-encode-metadata
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Benjamin C Hitz, Laurence D Rowe, Nikhil R Podduturi, David I Glick, Ulugbek K Baymuradov, Venkat S Malladi, Esther T Chan, Jean M Davidson, Idan Gabdank, Aditi K Narayana, Kathrina C Onate, Jason Hilton, Marcus C Ho, Brian T Lee, Stuart R Miyasato, Timothy R Dreszer, Cricket A Sloan, J Seth Strattan, Forrest Y Tanaka, Eurie L Hong, J Michael Cherry
The Encyclopedia of DNA elements (ENCODE) project is an ongoing collaborative effort to create a comprehensive catalog of functional elements initiated shortly after the completion of the Human Genome Project. The current database exceeds 6500 experiments across more than 450 cell lines and tissues using a wide array of experimental techniques to study the chromatin structure, regulatory and transcriptional landscape of the H. sapiens and M. musculus genomes. All ENCODE experimental data, metadata, and associated computational analyses are submitted to the ENCODE Data Coordination Center (DCC) for validation, tracking, storage, unified processing, and distribution to community resources and the scientific community...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397915/topological-landscapes-of-porous-organic-cages
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Valentina Santolini, Marcin Miklitz, Enrico Berardo, Kim E Jelfs
We define a nomenclature for the classification of porous organic cage molecules, enumerating the 20 most probable topologies, 12 of which have been synthetically realised to date. We then discuss the computational challenges encountered when trying to predict the most likely topological outcomes from dynamic covalent chemistry (DCC) reactions of organic building blocks. This allows us to explore the extent to which comparing the internal energies of possible reaction outcomes is successful in predicting the topology for a series of 10 different building block combinations...
April 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390325/effects-of-early-versus-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-during-antepartum-lower-segment-caesarean-section-on-placental-delivery-and-postoperative-haemorrhage-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
M Withanathantrige, I M Goonewardene
Introduction: Although recommended, delayed cord clamping (DCC) is not frequently practised during lower segment caesarean section (LSCS). Objectives: To assess the effects of DCC during antepartum LSCS on placental delivery and postoperative hemorrhage Methods: A randomised controlled trial was carried out on 156 women undergoing antepartum LSCS between 37-39 weeks gestation at the Academic Obstetric Unit, Teaching Hospital Mahamodara, Galle from 21st January to 30th April 2013...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386190/establishment-of-apoptotic-regulatory-network-for-genetic-markers-of-colorectal-cancer-and-optimal-selection-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-target
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Tongde Tian, Chuanliang Chen, Feng Yang, Jingwen Tang, Junwen Pei, Bian Shi, Ning Zhang, Jianhua Zhang
The paper aimed to screen out genetic markers applicable to early diagnosis for colorectal cancer and establish apoptotic regulatory network model for colorectal cancer, and to analyze the current situation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) target, thereby providing theoretical evidence for early diagnosis and targeted therapy of colorectal cancer. Taking databases including CNKI, VIP, Wanfang data, Pub Med, and MEDLINE as main sources of literature retrieval, literatures associated with genetic markers that are applied to early diagnosis of colorectal cancer were searched and performed comprehensive and quantitative analysis by Meta analysis, hence screening genetic markers used in early diagnosis of colorectal cancer...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386169/establishment-of-apoptotic-regulatory-network-for-genetic-markers-of-colorectal-cancer
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Yibin Hao, Guoyong Shan, Kejun Nan
Our purpose is to screen out genetic markers applicable to early diagnosis for colorectal cancer and to establish apoptotic regulatory network model for colorectal cancer, thereby providing theoretical evidence and targeted therapy for early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Taking databases including CNKI, VIP, Wanfang data, Pub Med, and MEDLINE as main sources of literature retrieval, literatures associated with genetic markers applied to early diagnosis of colorectal cancer were searched to perform comprehensive and quantitative analysis by Meta analysis, hence screening genetic markers used in early diagnosis of colorectal cancer...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385217/undec-10-enoic-acid-functionalized-chitosan-based-novel-nano-conjugate-an-enhanced-anti-bacterial-biofilm-and-anti-cancer-potential
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Khairujjaman Laskar, Syed Mohd Faisal, Abdul Rauf, Anees Ahmed, Mohammad Owais
Fatty acid functionalized chitosan conjugates are of great interest in cancer therapeutics because of its internalization through receptor mediated endocytosis into the cancer cells. Keeping the above fact into consideration, herein we synthesized the undec-10-enoic acid functionalized chitosan based undecyl-chitosan (U-CS) nano-bioconjugate with the use of DCC as a coupling agent. The U-CS conjugate synthesized was confirmed and characterized by FTIR, (1)H NMR, TGA, XRD, SEM and TEM analysis. Generally, it is well established that conjugates of oleic acid with human Alpha-lactalbumin (HAMLET) induce cytotoxicity in the altered cells, but not in healthy cells...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372510/delayed-cord-clamping-and-inotrope-use-in-preterm-infants
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Zachary A Vesoulis, Janine Rhoades, Pournika Muniyandi, Shayna Conner, Alison G Cahill, Amit M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of delayed cord clamping (DCC) on need for inotropic support and mean arterial blood pressure (MABP). METHODS: This is a single-center, prospective case-control study of premature infants, born <32 weeks gestation, who underwent DCC in comparison to a matched control group who underwent immediate cord clamping (ICC). The primary outcomes were the differences in MABP and inotropic medication used over the first week of life. Secondary outcomes included the admission hemoglobin, need for blood transfusion, and rates of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350861/efficacy-and-effects-on-cardiac-function-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-vs-direct-current-cardioversion-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Maojing Wang, Shanglang Cai, Wei Ding, Yujie Deng, Qing Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of catheter ablation vs. direct current synchronized cardioversion (DCC) in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and to define baseline features of patients that will get more benefit from ablation. METHODS: From July 2013 to October 2014, 97 consecutive single-center patients with persistent AF and symptomatic heart failure (left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <50%) underwent DCC followed by amiodarone (n = 40) or circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (PVI; n = 57) according to patient's preference were recruited in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350702/dose-conversion-coefficients-based-on-taiwanese-reference-phantoms-and-monte-carlo-simulations-for-use-in-external-radiation-protection
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Shu-Jun Chang, Jui-Ting Hsu, Shih-Yen Hung, Yan-Lin Liu, Shiang-Huei Jiang, Jay Wu
Reference phantoms are widely applied to evaluate the radiation dose for external exposure. However, the frequently used reference phantoms are based on Caucasians. Dose estimation for Asians using a Caucasian phantom can result in significant errors. This study recruited 40 volunteers whose body sizes are close to the average Taiwanese population. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed to obtain the organ volume for construction of the Taiwanese reference man (TRM) and Taiwanese reference woman (TRW). The dose conversion coefficients (DCC) resulting from photo beams in anterior-posterior, posterior-anterior, right-lateral, left-lateral, and isotropic irradiation geometries were estimated...
May 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347836/intranasal-administration-of-recombinant-netrin-1-attenuates-neuronal-apoptosis-by-activating-dcc-appl-1-akt-signaling-pathway-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Zongyi Xie, Lei Huang, Budbazar Enkhjargal, Cesar Reis, Weifeng Wan, Jiping Tang, Yuan Cheng, John H Zhang
Neuronal apoptosis is a crucial pathological process in early brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The effective therapeutic strategies to ameliorate neuronal apoptosis are still absent. We intended to determine whether intranasal administration of exogenous Netrin-1 (NTN-1) could attenuate neuronal apoptosis after experimental SAH, specifically via activating DCC-dependent APPL-1/AKT signaling cascade. Two hundred twenty-five male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to the endovascular perforation model of SAH...
March 24, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341853/non-cell-autonomous-role-of-dcc-in-the-guidance-of-the-corticospinal-tract-at-the-midline
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Quentin Welniarz, Marie-Pierre Morel, Oriane Pourchet, Cécile Gallea, Jean-Charles Lamy, Massimo Cincotta, Mohamed Doulazmi, Morgane Belle, Aurélie Méneret, Oriane Trouillard, Marta Ruiz, Vanessa Brochard, Sabine Meunier, Alain Trembleau, Marie Vidailhet, Alain Chédotal, Isabelle Dusart, Emmanuel Roze
DCC, a NETRIN-1 receptor, is considered as a cell-autonomous regulator for midline guidance of many commissural populations in the central nervous system. The corticospinal tract (CST), the principal motor pathway for voluntary movements, crosses the anatomic midline at the pyramidal decussation. CST fails to cross the midline in Kanga mice expressing a truncated DCC protein. Humans with heterozygous DCC mutations have congenital mirror movements (CMM). As CMM has been associated, in some cases, with malformations of the pyramidal decussation, DCC might also be involved in this process in human...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334581/a-gap-analysis-needs-assessment-tool-to-drive-a-care-delivery-and-research-agenda-for-integration-of-care-and-sharing-of-best-practices-across-a-health-system
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Sherita Hill Golden, Daniel Hager, Lois J Gould, Nestoras Mathioudakis, Peter J Pronovost
BACKGROUND: In a complex health system, it is important to establish a systematic and data-driven approach to identifying needs. The Diabetes Clinical Community (DCC) of Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality developed a gap analysis tool and process to establish the system's current state of inpatient diabetes care. METHODS: The collectively developed tool assessed the following areas: program infrastructure; protocols, policies, and order sets; patient and health care professional education; and automated data access...
January 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317148/bortezomib-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-a-genome-wide-association-study-on-multiple-myeloma-patients
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Chiara Campo, Miguel Inacio da Silva Filho, Niels Weinhold, Seyed Hamidreza Mahmoudpour, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Kari Hemminki, Maximilian Merz, Asta Försti
The proteasome-inhibitor bortezomib was introduced into the treatment of multiple myeloma more than a decade ago. It is clinically beneficial, but peripheral neuropathy (PNP) is a side effect that may limit its use in some patients. To examine the possible genetic predisposing factors to PNP, we performed a genome-wide association study on 646 bortezomib-treated German multiple myeloma patients. Our aim was to identify genetic risk variants associated with the development of PNP as a serious side effect of the treatment...
March 20, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292628/the-role-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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G B Levi Sandri, G Spoletini, G Mascianà, M Colasanti, P Lepiane, G Vennarecci, V D'Andrea, G M Ettorre
Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) is the second most common type of primary liver cancer after hepatocellular carcinoma. Surgical resection is considered the only curative treatment for CC. In general, laparoscopic liver surgery (LLS) is associated with improved short-term outcomes without compromising the long-term oncological outcome. However, the role of LLS in the treatment of CC is not yet well established. In addition, CC may arise in any tract of the biliary tree, thus requiring different types of treatment, including pancreatectomies and extrahepatic bile duct resections...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287956/fast-supervised-discrete-hashing
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Jie Gui, Tongliang Liu, Zhenan Sun, Dacheng Tao, Tieniu Tan
Learning-based hashing algorithms are "hot topics" because they can greatly increase the scale at which existing methods operate. In this paper, we propose a new learning-based hashing method called "fast supervised discrete hashing" (FSDH) based on "supervised discrete hashing" (SDH). Regressing the training examples (or hash code) to the corresponding class labels is widely used in ordinary least squares regression. Rather than adopting this method, FSDH uses a very simple yet effective regression of the class labels of training examples to the corresponding hash code to accelerate the algorithm...
March 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259712/molecular-docking-synthesis-and-biological-screening-of-mefenamic-acid-derivatives-as-anti-inflammatory-agents
#17
Jignasa K Savjani, Suja Mulamkattil, Bhavesh Variya, Snehal Patel
Drug induced gastrointestinal ulceration, renal side effects and hepatotoxicity are the main causes of numerous Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors discovered to decrease the gastrointestinal issues, but unfortunately, most of them are associated with major cardiovascular adverse effects. Along these lines, various new strategies and frameworks were developed wherein basic alterations of the present medications were accounted for. The aim of the study was to prepare derivatives of mefenamic acid to evaluate anti-inflammatory activity with fewer adverse reactions...
April 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257591/treatment-of-patients-waitlisted-for-liver-transplant-with-an-all-oral-daas-is-a-cost-effective-treatment-strategy-in-the-united-states
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Aijaz Ahmed, Stevan A Gonzalez, George Cholankeril, Ryan B Perumpail, Justin McGinnis, Sammy Saab, Rachel Beckerman, Zobair M Younossi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: All-oral direct acting antivirals (DAAs) have been shown to have high safety and efficacy in treating patients with Hepatitis C (HCV) awaiting liver transplant (LT). However, there is limited empirical evidence comparing the health and economic outcomes associated with treating patients pre- vs. post-LT. The objective of this study was to analyze the cost-effectiveness of pre- vs. post-LT treatment with an all-oral DAA regimen among HCV patients with HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) or DCC (decompensated cirrhosis)...
March 3, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251919/netrin-1-receptor-antibodies-in-thymoma-associated-neuromyotonia-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Estefanía Torres-Vega, Nuria Mancheño, Arantxa Cebrián-Silla, Vicente Herranz-Pérez, María J Chumillas, Germán Moris, Bastien Joubert, Jérôme Honnorat, Teresa Sevilla, Juan J Vílchez, Josep Dalmau, Francesc Graus, José Manuel García-Verdugo, Luis Bataller
OBJECTIVE: To identify cell-surface antibodies in patients with neuromyotonia and to describe the main clinical implications. METHODS: Sera of 3 patients with thymoma-associated neuromyotonia and myasthenia gravis were used to immunoprecipitate and characterize neuronal cell-surface antigens using reported techniques. The clinical significance of antibodies against precipitated proteins was assessed with sera of 98 patients (neuromyotonia 46, myasthenia gravis 52, thymoma 42; 33 of them with overlapping syndromes) and 219 controls (other neurologic diseases, cancer, and healthy volunteers)...
March 28, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250456/biallelic-mutations-in-human-dcc-cause-developmental-split-brain-syndrome
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Saumya S Jamuar, Klaus Schmitz-Abe, Alissa M D'Gama, Marie Drottar, Wai-Man Chan, Maya Peeva, Sarah Servattalab, Anh-Thu N Lam, Mauricio R Delgado, Nancy J Clegg, Zayed Al Zayed, Mohammad Asif Dogar, Ibrahim A Alorainy, Abdullah Abu Jamea, Khaled Abu-Amero, May Griebel, Wendy Ward, Ed S Lein, Kyriacos Markianos, A James Barkovich, Caroline D Robson, P Ellen Grant, Thomas M Bosley, Elizabeth C Engle, Christopher A Walsh, Timothy W Yu
Motor, sensory, and integrative activities of the brain are coordinated by a series of midline-bridging neuronal commissures whose development is tightly regulated. Here we report a new human syndrome in which these commissures are widely disrupted, thus causing clinical manifestations of horizontal gaze palsy, scoliosis, and intellectual disability. Affected individuals were found to possess biallelic loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding the axon-guidance receptor 'deleted in colorectal carcinoma' (DCC), which has been implicated in congenital mirror movements when it is mutated in the heterozygous state but whose biallelic loss-of-function human phenotype has not been reported...
April 2017: Nature Genetics
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