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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918591/platform-model-describing-pharmacokinetic-properties-of-vc-mmae-antibody-drug-conjugates
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Matts Kågedal, Leonid Gibiansky, Jian Xu, Xin Wang, Divya Samineni, Shang-Chiung Chen, Dan Lu, Priya Agarwal, Bei Wang, Ola Saad, Neelima Koppada, Bernard M Fine, Jin Y Jin, Sandhya Girish, Chunze Li
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) developed using the valine-citrulline-MMAE (vc-MMAE) platform, consist of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) covalently bound with a potent anti-mitotic toxin (MMAE) through a protease-labile vc linker. Recently, clinical data for a variety of vc-MMAE ADCs has become available. The goal of this analysis was to develop a platform model that simultaneously described antibody-conjugated MMAE (acMMAE) pharmacokinetic (PK) data from eight vc-MMAE ADCs, against different targets and tumor indications; and to assess differences and similarities of model parameters and model predictions, between different compounds...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918559/prostate-cancer-screening-by-prostate-specific-antigen-psa-a-relevant-approach-for-the-small-population-of-the-cayman-islands
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Shravana Kumar Jyoti, Camille Blacke, Pallavi Patil, Vibha P Amblihalli, Amanda Nicholson
INTRODUCTION: The common tool for diagnosing prostate cancer is prostate-specific antigen (PSA), but the high sensitivity and low specificity of PSA testing are the problems in clinical practice. There are no proper guidelines to investigate the suspected prostate cancer in the Cayman Islands. We correlated PSA levels with the incidence of prostate cancers by tissue diagnosis and proposed logical protocol for prostate screening by using PSA test in this small population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 165 Afro Caribbean individuals who had prostate biopsy done after the investigations for PSA levels from year 2005 to 2015 were studied retrospectively...
September 16, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918550/advance-care-planning-challenges-at-the-emergency-department-of-a-cancer-care-center
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Maria T Cruz-Carreras, Patrick Chaftari, Jayne Viets-Upchurch
INTRODUCTION: Code status discussions form an important part of advance care planning (ACP) as it enables physicians to respect the patient's wishes for end-of-life care. However, in some cases, code status discussions can be challenging causing the physician to go against the patient's wishes and the code of medical ethics. This is especially true in an emergency setting. In this paper, we will discuss three cases of advanced cancer patients, where code status discussions posed challenges to healthcare providers...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918540/a-mixed-method-assessment-of-a-pilot-peer-advocate-intervention-for-rural-gender-and-sexual-minorities
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Cathleen E Willging, Audrey Harkness, Tania Israel, David Ley, Patricia S Hokanson, Catherine DeMaria, Aaron Joplin, Verida Smiley
Mental health disparities affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in rural America. There are few empirically-based mental health interventions for this population. This exploratory study uses a mixed-method approach to assess implementation issues related to the feasibility, acceptability, appropriateness, and preliminary impacts of a novel peer-based intervention designed to enhance support and treatment engagement among rural LGBTQ people with mental distress and/or addiction issues...
September 16, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918539/accelerating-vaccine-development-during-the-2013-2016-west-african-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak
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Elizabeth S Higgs, Sheri A Dubey, Beth A G Coller, Jakub K Simon, Laura Bollinger, Robert A Sorenson, Barthalomew Wilson, Martha C Nason, Lisa E Hensley
The Ebola virus disease outbreak that began in Western Africa in December 2013 was unprecedented in both scope and spread, and the global response was slower and less coherent than was optimal given the scale and pace of the epidemic. Past experience with limited localized outbreaks, lack of licensed medical countermeasures, reluctance by first responders to direct scarce resources to clinical research, community resistance to outside interventions, and lack of local infrastructure were among the factors delaying clinical research during the outbreak...
September 17, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918498/modeling-the-decision-of-mental-health-providers-to-implement-evidence-based-children-s-mental-health-services-a-discrete-choice-conjoint-experiment
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Charles E Cunningham, Melanie Barwick, Heather Rimas, Stephanie Mielko, Raluca Barac
Using an online, cross sectional discrete choice experiment, we modeled the influence of 14 implementation attributes on the intention of 563 providers to adopt hypothetical evidence-based children's mental health practices (EBPs). Latent class analysis identified two segments. Segment 1 (12%) would complete 100% of initial training online, devote more time to training, make greater changes to their practices, and introduce only minor modifications to EBPs. Segment 2 (88%) preferred fewer changes, more modifications, less training, but more follow-up...
September 16, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918483/effects-of-multidisciplinary-teams-and-an-integrated-follow-up-electronic-system-on-clinical-pharmacist-interventions-in-a-cancer-hospital
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Muhammad Tahir Aziz, Tofeeq Ur Rehman, Sadia Qureshi, Sidrah Andleeb
Background The aim of drug therapy is to attain distinct therapeutic effects that not only improve patient's quality of life but also reduce the inherent risks associated with the therapeutic use of drugs. Pharmacists play a key role in reducing these risks by developing appropriate interventions. Whether to accept or reject the intervention made by the pharmacist is a relevant consultant's decision. Objective To evaluate the impact of electronic prompts and follow-up of rejected pharmacy interventions by clinical pharmacists in an in-patient setting...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918408/effectiveness-cost-utility-and-implementation-of-a-decision-aid-for-patients-with-localised-prostate-cancer-and-their-partners-study-protocol-of-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hoda H M Al-Itejawi, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Peter M van de Ven, Veerle M H Coupé, André N Vis, Jakko A Nieuwenhuijzen, Jeroen A van Moorselaar, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
INTRODUCTION: Patient decision aids (PDAs) have been developed to help patients make an informed choice for a treatment option. Despite proven benefits, structural implementation falls short of expectations. The present study aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-utility of the PDA among newly diagnosed patients with localised prostate cancer and their partners, alongside implementation of the PDA in routine care. METHODS/ANALYSIS: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial will be conducted...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918387/prospective-comparative-effectiveness-cohort-study-comparing-two-models-of-advance-care-planning-provision-for-australian-community-aged-care-clients
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Karen Margaret Detering, Rachel Zoe Carter, Marcus William Sellars, Virginia Lewis, Elizabeth Anne Sutton
OBJECTIVES: Conduct a prospective comparative effectiveness cohort study comparing two models of advance care planning (ACP) provision in community aged care: ACP conducted by the client's case manager (CM) ('Facilitator') and ACP conducted by an external ACP service ('Referral') over a 6-month period. METHODS: This Australian study involved CMs and their clients. Eligible CM were English speaking, ≥18 years, had expected availability for the trial and worked ≥3 days per week...
September 16, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918346/anaerobic-digestion-for-bioenergy-production-global-status-environmental-and-techno-economic-implications-and-government-policies
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Juliana Vasco-Correa, Sami Khanal, Ashish Manandhar, Ajay Shah
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a mature technology that can transform organic matter into a bioenergy source - biogas (composed mainly of methane and carbon dioxide), while stabilizing waste. AD implementation around the world varies significantly, from small-scale household digesters in developing countries to large farm-scale or centralized digesters in developed countries. These differences in the implementation of AD technology are due to a complex set of conditions, including economic and environmental implications of the AD technology, and stimulus provided by a variety of polices and incentives related to agricultural systems, waste management, and renewable energy production...
September 5, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918345/meta-analysis-on-the-impact-of-the-acute-care-surgery-model-of-disease-specific-and-patient-outcomes-in-appendicitis-and-biliary-disease
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Patrick B Murphy, Kristin DeGirolamo, Theunis Jean Van Zyl, Laura Allen, Elliott Haut, W Robert Leeper, Ken Leslie, Neil Parry, Morad Hameed, Kelly N Vogt
BACKGROUND: The acute care surgery (ACS) model was developed to acknowledge the complexity of a traditionally fractured emergency general surgery patient population; however there are variations in the design of ACS service models. This meta-analysis analyzes the impact of implementation of different ACS models on the outcomes for appendicitis and biliary disease. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic, English-language search of major databases was conducted. From 1,827 papers, 2 independent reviewers identified 25 studies that reported on outcomes for patients with appendicitis (13) biliary disease (7) or both (5) before and after implementation of an ACS service...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918303/decoding-noises-in-hiv-computational-genotyping
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MingRui Jia, Timothy Shaw, Xing Zhang, Dong Liu, Ye Shen, Amara E Ezeamama, Chunfu Yang, Ming Zhang
Lack of a consistent and reliable genotyping system can critically impede HIV genomic research on pathogenesis, fitness, virulence, drug resistance, and genomic-based healthcare and treatment. At present, mis-genotyping, i.e., background noises in molecular genotyping, and its impact on epidemic surveillance is unknown. For the first time, we present a comprehensive assessment of HIV genotyping quality. HIV sequence data were retrieved from worldwide published records, and subjected to a systematic genotyping assessment pipeline...
September 14, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918202/implementation-of-a-risk-stratified-opioid-weaning-protocol-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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L Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, Lara P Nelson, Phuong Lieu, Joyce Y Koh, John W Rodgers, Krichelle A Larson, Jennifer M Huson, Rambod Amirnovin
PURPOSE: Opioids are important in the care of critically ill children. However, their use is associated with complications including delirium, dependence, withdrawal, and bowel dysfunction. Our aim was to implement a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol to reduce the duration of opioids without increasing the incidence of withdrawal. METHODS: A pre- and post-interventional prospective study was undertaken in a large children's hospital pediatric ICU where we implemented a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918140/technical-note-feasibility-of-near-infrared-transmittance-spectroscopy-to-predict-cheese-ripeness
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S Currò, C L Manuelian, M Penasa, M Cassandro, M De Marchi
The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of near infrared (NIR) transmittance spectroscopy to predict cheese ripeness using the ratio of water-soluble nitrogen (WSN) to total nitrogen (TN) as an index of cheese maturity (WSN/TN). Fifty-two Protected Designation of Origin cow milk cheeses of 5 varieties (Asiago, Grana Padano, Montasio, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Piave) and different ripening times were available for laboratory and chemometric analyses. Reference measures of WSN and TN were matched with cheese spectral information obtained from ground samples by a NIR instrument that operated in transmittance mode for wavelengths from 850 to 1,050 nm...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918110/emergent-behaviors-in-rbcs-flows-in-micro-channels-using-digital-particle-image-velocimetry
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F Cairone, D Ortiz, P J Cabrales, M Intaglietta, M Bucolo
The key points in the design of microfluidic Lab-On-a-Chips for blood tests are the simplicity of the microfluidic chip geometry, the portability of the monitoring system and the ease on-chip integration of the data analysis procedure. The majority of those, recently designed, have been used for blood separation, however their introduction, also, for pathological conditions diagnosis would be important in different biomedical contexts. To overcome this lack is necessary to establish the relation between the RBCs flow and blood viscosity changes in micro-vessels...
September 13, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918078/assessment-of-environmental-impacts-and-operational-costs-of-the-implementation-of-an-innovative-source-separated-urine-treatment
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Elorri Igos, Mathilde Besson, Tomás Navarrete Gutiérrez, Ana Barbara Bisinella de Faria, Enrico Benetto, Ligia Barna, Aras Ahmadi, Mathieu Spérandio
Innovative treatment technologies and management methods are necessary to valorise the constituents of wastewater, in particular nutrients from urine (highly concentrated and can have significant impacts related to artificial fertilizer production). The FP7 project, ValuefromUrine, proposed a new two-step process (called VFU) based on struvite precipitation and microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) to recover ammonia, which is further transformed into ammonium sulphate. The environmental and economic impacts of its prospective implementation in the Netherlands were evaluated based on life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology and operational costs...
September 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918054/rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-breast-cancer-cells-in-patient-blood-with-nuclease-activated-probe-technology
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Sven Kruspe, David D Dickey, Kevin T Urak, Giselle N Blanco, Matthew J Miller, Karen C Clark, Elliot Burghardt, Wade R Gutierrez, Sneha D Phadke, Sukriti Kamboj, Timothy Ginader, Brian J Smith, Sarah K Grimm, James Schappet, Howard Ozer, Alexandra Thomas, James O McNamara, Carlos H Chan, Paloma H Giangrande
A challenge for circulating tumor cell (CTC)-based diagnostics is the development of simple and inexpensive methods that reliably detect the diverse cells that make up CTCs. CTC-derived nucleases are one category of proteins that could be exploited to meet this challenge. Advantages of nucleases as CTC biomarkers include: (1) their elevated expression in many cancer cells, including cells implicated in metastasis that have undergone epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition; and (2) their enzymatic activity, which can be exploited for signal amplification in detection methods...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917804/development-and-validation-of-a-maleimide-based-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-for-the-detection-of-tetrodotoxin-in-oysters-and-mussels
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Laia Reverté, Maria Rambla-Alegre, Sandra Leonardo, Carlos Bellés, Katrina Campbell, Christopher T Elliott, Arjen Gerssen, Mirjam D Klijnstra, Jorge Diogène, Mònica Campàs
The recent detection of tetrodotoxins (TTXs) in puffer fish and shellfish in Europe highlights the necessity to monitor the levels of TTXs in seafood by rapid, specific, sensitive and reliable methods in order to protect human consumers. A previous immunoassay for TTX detection in puffer fish, based on the use of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) for the immobilization of TTX on maleimide plates (mELISA), has been modified and adapted to the analysis of oyster and mussel samples. Changing dithiol for cysteamine-based SAMs enabled reductions in the assay time and cost, while maintaining the sensitivity of the assay...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917748/selectivity-improvement-of-positive-photoionization-ion-mobility-spectrometry-for-rapid-detection-of-organophosphorus-pesticides-by-switching-dopant-concentration
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Qinghua Zhou, Jia Li, Bin Wang, Shuang Wang, Haiyang Li, Jinyuan Chen
Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) opened a potential avenue for the rapid detection of organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs), though an improved selectivity of stand-alone IMS was still in high demand. In this study, a stand-alone positive photoionization ion mobility spectrometry (PP-IMS) apparatus was constructed for the rapid detection of OPPs with acetone as dopant. The photoionization of acetone molecules was induced by the ultraviolet irradiation to produce the reactant ions (Ac)2H(+), which were employed to ionize the OPPs including fenthion, imidan, phosphamidon, dursban, dimethoate and isocarbophos via the proton transfer reaction...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917737/3-4-diaminotoluene-sensor-development-based-on-hydrothermally-prepared-mncoxoy-nanoparticles
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Mohammed M Rahman, M M Alam, Abdullah M Asiri, M A Islam
A facile hydrothermal process was used to prepare MnCoxOy nanoparticles (NPs) in alkaline medium (pH~10.5) at room temperature. The NPs were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), ultraviolet visible spectroscopy (UV/vis), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). A thin layer of NPs film as a chemical sensor was fabricated on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) with the help of a conducting binder...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
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