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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521775/genome-wide-association-study-of-subclinical-interstitial-lung-disease-in-mesa
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Ani Manichaikul, Xin-Qun Wang, Li Sun, Josée Dupuis, Alain C Borczuk, Jennifer N Nguyen, Ganesh Raghu, Eric A Hoffman, Suna Onengut-Gumuscu, Emily A Farber, Joel D Kaufman, Dan Rabinowitz, Karen D Hinckley Stukovsky, Steven M Kawut, Gary M Hunninghake, George R Washko, George T O'Connor, Stephen S Rich, R Graham Barr, David J Lederer
BACKGROUND: We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD), defined as high attenuation areas (HAA) on CT, in the population-based Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Study. METHODS: We measured the percentage of high attenuation areas (HAA) in the lung fields on cardiac CT scan defined as voxels with CT attenuation values between -600 and -250 HU. Genetic analyses were performed in MESA combined across race/ethnic groups: non-Hispanic White (n = 2,434), African American (n = 2,470), Hispanic (n = 2,065) and Chinese (n = 702), as well as stratified by race/ethnicity...
May 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471517/the-duffy-antigen-receptor-for-chemokines-darc-regulates-asthma-pathophysiology
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David G Chapman, Edward B Mougey, Jos L Van der Velden, Karolyn G Lahue, Minara Aliyeva, Nirav Daphtary, Katherine L George, Sidra M Hoffman, Robert W Schneider, Russell P Tracy, George S Worthen, Matthew E Poynter, Stephen P Peters, John J Lima, Yvonne Mw Janssen-Heininger, Charles G Irvin
BACKGROUND: The Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (DARC) is an atypical receptor that regulates pro-inflammatory cytokines. However, the role of DARC in asthma pathophysiology is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of DARC in allergic airways disease in mice, and the association between DARC single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and clinical outcomes in patients with asthma. METHODS: Mice with targeted disruption of the Darc gene (Darc(∆E2) ) or WT mice were challenged over three weeks with house dust mite (HDM) antigen...
May 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468798/plasmacytoid-and-conventional-dendritic-cells-cooperate-in-cross-priming-aav-capsid-specific-cd8-t-cells
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Geoffrey L Rogers, Jamie L Shirley, Irene Zolotukhin, Sandeep R P Kumar, Alexandra Sherman, George Q Perrin, Brad E Hoffman, Arun Srivastava, Etiena Basner-Tschakarjan, Mark A Wallet, Cox Terhorst, Moanaro Biswas, Roland W Herzog
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) is a replication-deficient parvovirus that is extensively used as a gene therapy vector. CD8(+) T cell responses against the AAV capsid protein can, however, affect therapeutic efficacy. Little is known about the in vivo mechanism that leads to the cross-priming of CD8(+) T cells against the input viral capsid antigen. Here we report that the TLR9-MyD88 pattern-recognition receptor pathway is uniquely capable of initiating this response. By contrast, the absence of TLR2, STING, or addition of TLR4 agonist has no effect...
May 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454988/physicians-perceptions-of-factors-influencing-the-treatment-decision-making-process-for-men-with-low-risk-prostate-cancer
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Kimberly Davis, Paula Bellini, Charlotte Hagerman, Riley Zinar, Daniel Leigh, Richard Hoffman, David Aaronson, Stephen Van Den Eeden, George Phillips, Kathryn Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To assess physicians' attitudes regarding multiple factors that may influence recommendations for AS vs. AT given the central role physicians play in the treatment-decision making process. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews to assess factors that physicians consider important when recommending AS vs. AT, as well as physicians' perceptions of what their patients consider important in the decision. Participants included urologists (N=11), radiation oncologists (N=12), and primary care physicians (N=10), from both integrated and fee-for-service healthcare settings...
April 25, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404971/association-between-tumor-architecture-derived-from-generalized-q-space-mri-and-survival-in-glioblastoma
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Erik N Taylor, Yao Ding, Shan Zhu, Eric Cheah, Phillip Alexander, Leon Lin, George E Aninwene Ii, Matthew P Hoffman, Anita Mahajan, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Nathan McDannold, Clifton D Fuller, Clark C Chen, Richard J Gilbert
While it is recognized that the overall resistance of glioblastoma to treatment may be related to intra-tumor patterns of structural heterogeneity, imaging methods to assess such patterns remain rudimentary. METHODS: We utilized a generalized Q-space imaging (GQI) algorithm to analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) derived from a rodent model of glioblastoma and 2 clinical datasets to correlate GQI, histology, and survival. RESULTS: In a rodent glioblastoma model, GQI demonstrated a poorly coherent core region, consisting of diffusion tracts <5 mm, surrounded by a shell of highly coherent diffusion tracts, 6-25 mm...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362108/alpha1-antitrypsin-deficient-macrophages-have-increased-matriptase-mediated-proteolytic-activity
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Karina Krotova, George W Marek, Rejean L Wang, George Aslanidi, Brad E Hoffman, Nazli Khodayari, Farshid N Rouhani, Mark L Brantly
Alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency-associated emphysema is largely attributed to insufficient inhibition of neutrophil elastase released from neutrophils. Correcting AAT levels by augmentation therapy only slows disease progression; the absence of full recovery indicates a more complex process of lung destruction. Because alveolar macrophages (Mɸ) express AAT, we propose that the expression and intracellular accumulation of mutated Z-AAT (the most common mutation is called Z) compromise Mɸ function and contribute to emphysema development...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320597/racial-or-ethnic-and-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-adherence-to-national-dietary-guidance-in-a-large-cohort-of-us-pregnant-women
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Lisa M Bodnar, Hyagriv N Simhan, Corette B Parker, Heather Meier, Brian M Mercer, William A Grobman, David M Haas, Deborah A Wing, Matthew K Hoffman, Samuel Parry, Robert M Silver, George R Saade, Ronald Wapner, Jay D Iams, Pathik D Wadhwa, Michal Elovitz, Alan M Peaceman, Sean Esplin, Shannon Barnes, Uma M Reddy
BACKGROUND: The significance of periconceptional nutrition for optimizing offspring and maternal health and reducing social inequalities warrants greater understanding of diet quality among US women. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate racial or ethnic and education inequalities in periconceptional diet quality and sources of energy and micronutrients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be cohort...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319090/a-single-copy-sleeping-beauty-transposon-mutagenesis-screen-identifies-new-pten-cooperating-tumor-suppressor-genes
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Jorge de la Rosa, Julia Weber, Mathias Josef Friedrich, Yilong Li, Lena Rad, Hannes Ponstingl, Qi Liang, Sandra Bernaldo de Quirós, Imran Noorani, Emmanouil Metzakopian, Alexander Strong, Meng Amy Li, Aurora Astudillo, María Teresa Fernández-García, María Soledad Fernández-García, Gary J Hoffman, Rocío Fuente, George S Vassiliou, Roland Rad, Carlos López-Otín, Allan Bradley, Juan Cadiñanos
The overwhelming number of genetic alterations identified through cancer genome sequencing requires complementary approaches to interpret their significance and interactions. Here we developed a novel whole-body insertional mutagenesis screen in mice, which was designed for the discovery of Pten-cooperating tumor suppressors. Toward this aim, we coupled mobilization of a single-copy inactivating Sleeping Beauty transposon to Pten disruption within the same genome. The analysis of 278 transposition-induced prostate, breast and skin tumors detected tissue-specific and shared data sets of known and candidate genes involved in cancer...
May 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291893/predictive-accuracy-of-serial-transvaginal-cervical-lengths-and-quantitative-vaginal-fetal-fibronectin-levels-for-spontaneous-preterm-birth-among-nulliparous-women
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M Sean Esplin, Michal A Elovitz, Jay D Iams, Corette B Parker, Ronald J Wapner, William A Grobman, Hyagriv N Simhan, Deborah A Wing, David M Haas, Robert M Silver, Matthew K Hoffman, Alan M Peaceman, Steve N Caritis, Samuel Parry, Pathik Wadhwa, Tatiana Foroud, Brian M Mercer, Shannon M Hunter, George R Saade, Uma M Reddy
Importance: Spontaneous preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality. Prediction, largely based on prior pregnancy outcomes, is not possible in women pregnant for the first time. Objective: To assess the accuracy of universal screening to predict spontaneous preterm birth in nulliparous women using serial measurements of vaginal fetal fibronectin levels and cervical length. Design, Settings, and Participants: A prospective observational cohort study of nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies, from 8 clinical sites across the United States between October 2010 and May 2014...
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257758/cognition-in-female-rats-after-blocking-conversion-of-androgens-to-estrogens
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George T Taylor, Francesca M Manzella, Jacob Huffman, Omar H Cabrera, Jessica Hoffman
Women and non-human females have surprisingly high levels of circulating testosterone, yet the effects of androgens on non-reproductive behaviors, including cognition, of females are not well characterized. The current project used an aromatase inhibitor, letrozole, to block conversion of androgens to estrogens. Adult female rats were ovariectomized and administered either vehicle only, testosterone propionate only (400μg/kg, TP only), letrozole only (1mg/kg, Letro only), or the combination of letrozole and testosterone (TP+Letro) over 4weeks...
March 12, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211105/joint-reconstruction-of-ictal-inter-ictal-spect-data-for-improved-epileptic-foci-localization
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Yothin Rakvongthai, Frederic Fahey, Korn Borvorntanajanya, Supatporn Tepmongkol, Usanee Vutrapongwatana, Katherine Zukotynski, Georges El Fakhri, Jinsong Ouyang
PURPOSE: To improve the performance for localizing epileptic foci, we have developed a joint ictal/inter-ictal SPECT reconstruction method in which ictal and inter-ictal SPECT projections are simultaneously reconstructed to obtain the differential image. METHODS: We have developed a SPECT reconstruction method that jointly reconstructs ictal and inter-ictal SPECT projection data. We performed both phantom and patient studies to evaluate the performance of our joint method for epileptic foci localization as compared with the conventional subtraction method in which the differential image is obtained by subtracting the inter-ictal image from the co-registered ictal image...
April 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121140/-13-c-endor-spectroscopy-of-lipoxygenase-substrate-complexes-reveals-the-structural-basis-for-c-h-activation-by-tunneling
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Masaki Horitani, Adam R Offenbacher, Cody A Marcus Carr, Tao Yu, Veronika Hoeke, George E Cutsail, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Judith P Klinman, Brian M Hoffman
In enzymatic C-H activation by hydrogen tunneling, reduced barrier width is important for efficient hydrogen wave function overlap during catalysis. For native enzymes displaying nonadiabatic tunneling, the dominant reactive hydrogen donor-acceptor distance (DAD) is typically ca. 2.7 Å, considerably shorter than normal van der Waals distances. Without a ground state substrate-bound structure for the prototypical nonadiabatic tunneling system, soybean lipoxygenase (SLO), it has remained unclear whether the requisite close tunneling distance occurs through an unusual ground state active site arrangement or by thermally sampling conformational substates...
February 8, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044005/biomechanical-ct-metrics-are-associated-with-patient-outcomes-in-copd
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Sandeep Bodduluri, Surya P Bhatt, Eric A Hoffman, John D Newell, Carlos H Martinez, Mark T Dransfield, Meilan K Han, Joseph M Reinhardt
BACKGROUND: Traditional metrics of lung disease such as those derived from spirometry and static single-volume CT images are used to explain respiratory morbidity in patients with COPD, but are insufficient. We hypothesised that the mean Jacobian determinant, a measure of local lung expansion and contraction with respiration, would contribute independently to clinically relevant functional outcomes. METHODS: We applied image registration techniques to paired inspiratory-expiratory CT scans and derived the Jacobian determinant of the deformation field between the two lung volumes to map local volume change with respiration...
May 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017317/a-validation-study-of-the-automated-self-administered-24-hour-dietary-recall-for%C3%A2-children-2014-version-at-school-lunch
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Caroline F Krehbiel, George J DuPaul, Jessica A Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Obtaining valid and reliable estimates of usual dietary intake at a reasonable cost is a challenge in school-based nutrition research. The Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall for Children, 2014 version (ASA24 Kids-2014), a self-administered, computerized 24-hour dietary recall, offers improved feasibility over traditional interviewer-administered 24-hour recalls. OBJECTIVE: This mixed-methods study examined ASA24 Kids-2014's validity for measuring dietary intake from National School Lunch Program lunches...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012642/postoperative-cerebral-and-somatic-near-infrared-spectroscopy-saturations-and-outcome-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#15
George M Hoffman, Nancy S Ghanayem, John P Scott, James S Tweddell, Michael E Mitchell, Kathleen A Mussatto
BACKGROUND: Circulatory vulnerability reflected by low systemic venous oxygen saturation after surgical palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome predicts adverse neurologic outcome and reduced survival, and targeting venous saturation may improve outcome. We herein test the hypothesis that near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-derived cerebral and somatic/renal regional saturations can predict survival. METHODS: Patient data, from a prospective Institutional Review Board-approved registry of hemodynamic measures after initial palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, were analyzed with logistic and multivariable mixed regression methods to determine relationships between standard hemodynamic measures, direct and NIRS measures of saturation, and outcome...
December 21, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001101/palatal-fistula-risk-after-primary-palatoplasty-a-retrospective-comparison-of-a-humanitarian-organization-and-tertiary-hospitals
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Kimberly M Daniels, Emily Yang Yu, Rebecca G Maine, Yin Heng, Li Yang, Bing Shi, D Scott Corlew, William Y Hoffman, George A Gregory
BACKGROUND:   Humanitarian surgical organizations provide palatoplasties for patients without access to surgical care. Few organizations have evaluated the outcomes of these trips. This study evaluates the palatal fistula rate in patients from two cohorts in rural China and one in the United States. METHODS:   This study compared the odds of fistula formation among three cohorts whose palates were repaired between 2005 and 2009. One cohort included 97 Chinese patients operated on by teams from the United States and Canada under the auspices of Resurge International...
December 21, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903260/clinical-physiologic-and-radiographic-factors-contributing-to-development-of-hypoxemia-in-moderate-to-severe-copd-a-cohort-study
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J Michael Wells, Raul San Jose Estepar, Merry-Lynn N McDonald, Surya P Bhatt, Alejandro A Diaz, William C Bailey, Francine L Jacobson, Mark T Dransfield, George R Washko, Barry J Make, Richard Casaburi, Edwin J R van Beek, Eric A Hoffman, Frank C Sciurba, James D Crapo, Edwin K Silverman, Craig P Hersh
BACKGROUND: Hypoxemia is a major complication of COPD and is a strong predictor of mortality. We previously identified independent risk factors for the presence of resting hypoxemia in the COPDGene cohort. However, little is known about characteristics that predict onset of resting hypoxemia in patients who are normoxic at baseline. We hypothesized that a combination of clinical, physiologic, and radiographic characteristics would predict development of resting hypoxemia after 5-years of follow-up in participants with moderate to severe COPD METHODS: We analyzed 678 participants with moderate-to-severe COPD recruited into the COPDGene cohort who completed baseline and 5-year follow-up visits and who were normoxic by pulse oximetry at baseline...
December 1, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856674/longitudinal-evaluation-of-language-impairment-in-youth-with-perinatally-acquired-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-and-youth-with-perinatal-hiv-exposure
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Sean M Redmond, Tzy-Jyun Yao, Jonathan S Russell, Mabel L Rice, Howard J Hoffman, George K Siberry, Toni Frederick, Murli Purswani, Paige L Williams
BACKGROUND: Language impairment (LI) risk is increased for perinatally acquired human immunodeficiency virus-infected (PHIV) and perinatally exposed to HIV but uninfected (PHEU) youth. This study evaluates the persistence of LI in these groups. METHODS: The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals was repeated on participants of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study Adolescent Master Protocol 18 months postbaseline. Regression models identified factors associated with change in standardized score (SC) and the resolution or development of LI...
December 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780004/effects-of-daytime-exposure-to-light-from-blue-enriched-light-emitting-diodes-on-the-nighttime-melatonin-amplitude-and-circadian-regulation-of-rodent-metabolism-and-physiology
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Robert T Dauchy, Melissa A Wren-Dail, Aaron E Hoffman, John P Hanifin, Benjamin Warfield, George C Brainard, Steven M Hill, Victoria P Belancio, Erin M Dauchy, David E Blask
Regular cycles of exposure to light and dark control pineal melatonin production and temporally coordinate circadian rhythms of metabolism and physiology in mammals. Previously we demonstrated that the peak circadian amplitude of nocturnal blood melatonin levels of rats were more than 6-fold higher after exposure to cool white fluorescent (CWF) light through blue-tinted (compared with clear) rodent cages. Here, we evaluated the effects of light-phase exposure of rats to white light-emitting diodes (LED), which emit light rich in the blue-appearing portion of the visible spectrum (465-485 nm), compared with standard broadspectrum CWF light, on melatonin levels during the subsequent dark phase and on plasma measures of metabolism and physiology...
2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696640/assessing-the-multiscale-architecture-of-muscular-tissue-with-q-space-magnetic-resonance-imaging-review
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Matthew P Hoffman, Erik N Taylor, George E Aninwene, Sakthivel Sadayappan, Richard J Gilbert
Contraction of muscular tissue requires the synchronized shortening of myofibers arrayed in complex geometrical patterns. Imaging such myofiber patterns with diffusion-weighted MRI reveals architectural ensembles that underlie force generation at the organ scale. Restricted proton diffusion is a stochastic process resulting from random translational motion that may be used to probe the directionality of myofibers in whole tissue. During diffusion-weighted MRI, magnetic field gradients are applied to determine the directional dependence of proton diffusion through the analysis of a diffusional probability distribution function (PDF)...
October 2, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
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