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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239495/a-pulmonary-rehabilitation-decisional-score-to-define-priority-access-for-copd-patients
#1
Michele Vitacca, Laura Comini, Marilena Barbisoni, Gloria Francolini, Mara Paneroni, Jean Pierre Ramponi
This retrospective study aimed to evaluate, through an ad hoc 17-item tool, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Decisional Score (PRDS), the priority access to PR prescription by respiratory specialists. The PRDS, scoring functional, clinical, disability, frailty, and participation parameters from 0 = low priority to 34 = very high priority for PR access, was retrospectively calculated on 124 specialist reports sent to the GP of subjects (aged 71 ± 11 years, FEV1%  51 ± 17) consecutively admitted to our respiratory outpatient clinic...
2017: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239349/fear-and-uncertainty-do-not-influence-reported-willingness-to-undergo-lumbar-punctures-in-a-u-s-multi-cultural-cohort
#2
Dobromira Z Tsvetkova, Sharon H Bergquist, Monica W Parker, Thomas L Jarrett, Jennifer C Howell, Kelly D Watts, Alexander Kollhoff, David L Roberts, William T Hu
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders can provide early and accurate prediction of underlying neuropathology even when the clinical symptoms are mild, but lumbar punctures (LP) to obtain CSF can be perceived as frightening and invasive. We previously demonstrated that this negative perception of the LP is strongly associated with a negative LP experience in terms of discomfort and complications, but it is not known what factors can lead to a negative perception of the LP...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238617/interaction-between-vitamin-d-and-lipoprotein-a-on-the-presence-and-extent-of-coronary-heart-disease
#3
Kuibao Li, Xiyan Yang, Lefeng Wang, Mulei Chen, Li Xu, Xinchun Yang
BACKGROUND: Given both lipoprotein (Lp)(a) and vitamin D have been found to be associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk and a biochemical link between vitamin D and cholesterol on atherosclerosis has been proposed, we hypothesised there could exist an interaction between Lp(a) and vitamin D on the severity of CHD. METHODS: Lp(a) and 25-OH vitamin D were measured in the plasma of 348 consecutive patients (mean age 62.4±10.5 years; 56.3% male) undergoing coronary angiography at our Heart Center...
February 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237967/heterozygous-vangl2-looptail-mice-reveal-novel-roles-for-the-planar-cell-polarity-pathway-in-adult-lung-homeostasis-and-repair
#4
Thanushiyan Poobalasingam, Laura L Yates, Simone A Walker, Miguel Pereira, Nina Y Gross, Akmol Ali, Maria Kolatsi-Joannou, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Juha Pekkanen, Eugenia Papakrivopoulou, David A Long, Mark Griffiths, Darcy Wagner, Melanie Königshoff, Matthew Hind, Cosetta Minelli, Clare M Lloyd, Charlotte H Dean
Lung diseases impose a huge economic and health burden worldwide. A key aspect of several adult lung diseases, such as Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease (COPD), including emphysema, is aberrant tissue repair, which leads to an accumulation of damage and impaired respiratory function. Currently, there are few effective treatments available for these diseases and their incidence is rising.The Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) pathway is critical for the embryonic development of many organs, including kidney and lung...
February 24, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236286/editorial-lp-a-the-underestimated-cardiovascular-risk-factor
#5
EDITORIAL
Klaus-Peter Mellwig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235480/the-effects-of-reduced-dietary-protein-level-on-amino-acid-transporters-and-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-pigs
#6
Dan Wang, Xuebin Wan, Jian Peng, Qi Xiong, Hongdan Niu, Huanan Li, Jin Chai, Siwen Jiang
Amino acid transporter plays an important role in regulating mTOR signaling pathway. This study investigated the effects of reduced dietary protein levels on amino acid transporters and mTOR signaling pathway. A total of 54 weaning pigs were randomly allocated into a 3 × 3 factorial design, followed by slaughtering the pigs separately after 10-, 25- and 45-day feeding, with 18 pigs from each feeding period divided into three subgroups for treatment with three different protein-level diets: 20% crude protein (CP) diet (normal recommended, high protein, HP), 17% CP diet (medium protein, MP) and 14% CP diet (low protein, LP)...
February 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231177/the-goal-of-adequate-nutrition-can-it-be-made-affordable-sustainable-and-universal
#7
REVIEW
Ian McFarlane
Until about 1900, large proportions of the world population endured hunger and poverty. The 20th century saw world population increase from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, accompanied and to some extent made possible by rapid improvements in health standards and food supply, with associated advances in agricultural and nutrition sciences. In this paper, I use the application of linear programming (LP) in preparation of rations for farm animals to illustrate a method of calculating the lowest cost of a human diet selected from locally available food items, constrained to provide recommended levels of food energy and nutrients; then, to find a realistic minimum cost, I apply the further constraint that the main sources of food energy in the costed diet are weighted in proportion to the actual reported consumption of food items in that area...
November 30, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230201/relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients-display-an-altered-lipoprotein-profile-with-dysfunctional-hdl
#8
Winde Jorissen, Elien Wouters, Jeroen F Bogie, Tim Vanmierlo, Jean-Paul Noben, Denis Sviridov, Niels Hellings, Veerle Somers, Roland Valcke, Bart Vanwijmeersch, Piet Stinissen, Monique T Mulder, Alan T Remaley, Jerome J A Hendriks
Lipoproteins modulate innate and adaptive immune responses. In the chronic inflammatory disease multiple sclerosis (MS), reports on lipoprotein level alterations are inconsistent and it is unclear whether lipoprotein function is affected. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, we analysed the lipoprotein profile of relapsing-remitting (RR) MS patients, progressive MS patients and healthy controls (HC). We observed smaller LDL in RRMS patients compared to healthy controls and to progressive MS patients...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228060/resuscitation-with-lyophilized-plasma-is-safe-and-improves-neurologic-recovery-in-a-long-term-survival-model-of-swine-subjected-to-traumatic-brain-injury-hemorrhagic-shock-and-polytrauma
#9
Patrick E Georgoff, Vahagn C Nikolian, Ihab Halaweish, Kiril Chtraklin, Peter J Bruhn, Hassan Eidy, Monica Rasmussen, Yongqing Li, Ashok Srinivasan, Hasan B Alam
We have previously shown that fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and lyophilized plasma decrease brain lesion size and improve neurologic recovery in a swine model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS). In this study, we examine whether these findings can be validated in a clinically relevant model of severe TBI, HS, and polytrauma. Female Yorkshire swine were subjected to TBI (controlled cortical impact), hemorrhage (40% volume), grade III liver and splenic injuries, rib fracture, and rectus abdominis crush...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227458/study-of-phase-estimation-methods-to-analyse-cardiorespiratory-synchronization-in-osa-patients
#10
Jordi Sola-Soler, Beatriz F Giraldo, Jose A Fiz, Raimon Jane, Jordi Sola-Soler, Beatriz F Giraldo, Jose A Fiz, Raimon Jane, Beatriz F Giraldo, Raimon Jane, Jose A Fiz, Jordi Sola-Soler
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder highly prevalent in the general population. Cardiorespiratory Phase Synchronization (CRPS) is a form of non-linear interaction between respiratory and cardiovascular systems that was found to be reduced in severe OSA patients. The Hilbert Transform (HT) method was the recommended choice for estimating the respiratory phase in CRPS studies. But we have noticed that HT provides a phase that is aligned to the transition between the exhalation and the inhalation parts of different breathing cycles, instead of being aligned to the breathing onsets...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226674/a-multiple-kernel-learning-approach-for-human-behavioral-task-classification-using-stn-lfp-signal
#11
Hosein M Golshan, Adam O Hebb, Sara J Hanrahan, Joshua Nedrud, Mohammad H Mahoor, Hosein M Golshan, Adam O Hebb, Sara J Hanrahan, Joshua Nedrud, Mohammad H Mahoor, Joshua Nedrud, Adam O Hebb, Sara J Hanrahan, Mohammad H Mahoor, Hosein M Golshan
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has gained increasing attention as an effective method to mitigate Parkinson's disease (PD) disorders. Existing DBS systems are open-loop such that the system parameters are not adjusted automatically based on patient's behavior. Classification of human behavior is an important step in the design of the next generation of DBS systems that are closed-loop. This paper presents a classification approach to recognize such behavioral tasks using the subthalamic nucleus (STN) Local Field Potential (LFP) signals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225062/cationic-polymethacrylate-modified-liposomes-significantly-enhanced-doxorubicin-delivery-and-antitumor-activity
#12
Wenxi Wang, Anna Shao, Nan Zhang, Jinzhang Fang, Jennifer Jin Ruan, Benfang Helen Ruan
Liposome (LP) encapsulation of doxorubicin (DOX) is a clinically validated method for cancer drug delivery, but its cellular uptake is actually lower than the free DOX. Therefore, we modified DOX-LP with a cationic polymer (Eudragit RL100; ER) to improve its cellular uptake and antitumor activity. The resulting DOX-ERLP was a 190 nm nanoparticle that was absorbed efficiently and caused cancer cell death in 5 hrs. Growth as measured by the MTT assay or microscopic imaging demonstrated that DOX-ERLP has at least a two-fold greater potency than the free DOX in inhibiting the growth of a DOX resistant (MCF7/adr) cell and an aggressive liver cancer H22 cell...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224711/ratiometric-photoacoustic-molecular-imaging-for-methylmercury-detection-in-living-subjects
#13
Yi Liu, Sheng Wang, Ying Ma, Jing Lin, Hai-Yan Wang, Yueqing Gu, Xiaoyuan Chen, Peng Huang
Photoacoustic molecular imaging is an emerging and promising diagnostic tool for heavy metal ions detection. Methylmercury (MeHg(+) ) is one of the most potent neurotoxins, which damages the brain and nervous system of human beings through fish consumption. The development of a selective and sensitive method for MeHg(+) detection is highly desirable. In this Communication, we develope a chemoselective photoacoustic sensor (LP-hCy7) composed of the liposome (LP) and MeHg(+) -responsive near-infrared (NIR) cyanine dye (hCy7) for MeHg(+) detection within living subjects, such as zebrafish and mouse...
February 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223836/dyslipidemia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-etiology-and-management
#14
REVIEW
Ivana Mikolasevic, Marta Žutelija, Vojko Mavrinac, Lidija Orlic
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including those with end-stage renal disease, treated with dialysis, or renal transplant recipients have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality. Dyslipidemia, often present in this patient population, is an important risk factor for CVD development. Specific quantitative and qualitative changes are seen at different stages of renal impairment and are associated with the degree of glomerular filtration rate declining. Patients with non-dialysis-dependent CKD have low high-density lipoproteins (HDL), normal or low total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, increased triglycerides as well as increased apolipoprotein B (apoB), lipoprotein(a) (Lp (a)), intermediate- and very-low-density lipoprotein (IDL, VLDL; "remnant particles"), and small dense LDL particles...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222638/association-between-lp-pla2-and-coronary-heart-disease-in-chinese-patients
#15
Li Yang, Yin Liu, Shufeng Wang, Ting Liu, Hongliang Cong
Objective To evaluate the association between plasma lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2; known to release inflammatory mediators that promote atherosclerosis) and coronary heart disease (CHD) in Chinese patients. Methods This observational, cross-sectional study included a patient cohort who were assessed by coronary angiography and divided into patients with coronary heart disease and patients with normal coronary angiography (controls). Data for several biochemical indicators were collected...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217832/gestational-protein-restriction-study-of-the-probable-effects-on-cardiac-muscle-structure-and-function-in-adult-rats
#16
Mona G Amer, Nader M Mohamed, Aly A M Shaalan
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has been linked to heart disease in adulthood. This study aimed to examine the effect of gestational protein restriction during fetal and early postnatal life on the cardiac muscle structure and function in adult offspring. Pregnant female rats were randomly divided into two dietary groups: normal-protein diet (NP) and low-protein diet (LP). Fifteen male offspring from each group were included in the study. Offspring body weights were recorded at birth and monthly from weaning until 24 weeks of age while systolic blood pressure was measured weekly...
February 20, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215109/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-and-risk-of-incident-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-a-multi-ethnic-cohort-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#17
Parveen K Garg, Neal W Jorgensen, Robyn L McClelland, Nancy S Jenny, Michael H Criqui, Matthew A Allison, Philip Greenland, Robert S Rosenson, David S Siscovick, Mary Cushman
Prospective studies supporting a relationship between elevated lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and incident peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are limited. We evaluated the association of Lp-PLA2 with incident PAD in a multi-ethnic cohort without clinical cardiovascular disease. A total of 4622 participants with measurement of Lp-PLA2 mass and Lp-PLA2 activity and an ankle-brachial index (ABI) between 0.9 and 1.4 were followed for the development of PAD (median follow-up = 9.3 years), defined as an ABI ⩽0...
February 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212954/evaluation-of-copd-treatments-a-multicriteria-decision-analysis-of-aclidinium-and-tiotropium-in-the-united-states
#18
Kevin Marsh, Erica Zaiser, Panagiotis Orfanos, Suzanne Salverda, Teresa Wilcox, Shawn Sun, Shailja Dixit
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of the use of aclidinium bromide and tiotropium bromide for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often concentrate on key end points (exacerbations) at the expense of other benefits and risks. Multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) can help overcome this by using stakeholder preferences to combine multiple end points into an overall value estimate. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of aclidinium bromide twice daily via Pressair™ (AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Wilmington, DE) and of tiotropium once daily via HandiHaler(®) (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc...
January 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212407/epidemiology-of-low-proteinuric-chronic-kidney-disease-in-renal-clinics
#19
Luca De Nicola, Michele Provenzano, Paolo Chiodini, Silvio Borrelli, Luigi Russo, Antonio Bellasi, Domenico Santoro, Giuseppe Conte, Roberto Minutolo
CKD patients with low-grade proteinuria (LP) are common in nephrology clinics. However, prevalence, characteristics, and the competing risks of ESRD and death as the specific determinants, are still unknown. We analyzed epidemiological features of LP status in a prospective cohort of 2,340 patients with CKD stage III-V referred from ≥6 months in 40 nephrology clinics in Italy. LP status was defined as proteinuria <0.5 g/24h according to current KDIGO guidelines. Patients with higher proteinuria constituted the control group (CON)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211584/csf-ykl-40-and-gap-43-are-related-to-suicidal-ideation-in-older-women
#20
I Rymo, S Kern, M Bjerke, H Zetterberg, T Marlow, K Blennow, P Gudmundsson, I Skoog, M Waern
OBJECTIVE: To investigate possible relationships between suicidal ideation and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of glial markers YKL-40 (also known as chitinase-3-like protein 1), growth-associated protein-43 (GAP-43) and myelin basic protein (MBP). METHOD: The sample was obtained from the Prospective Population Study of Women and included 86 women without dementia who underwent both psychiatric examinations and lumbar puncture (LP). Eight of these women reported past-month suicidal ideation...
February 17, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
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