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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350556/rehabilitation-of-a-young-athlete-with-extension-based-low-back-pain-addressing-motor-control-impairments-and-central-sensitization
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John J Winslow, Mark Jackson, Andrew Getzin, Michael Costello
OBJECTIVE:   To describe the conservative management of a young athlete with extension-based (EB) low back pain (LBP). BACKGROUND:   We present the case of a 15-year-old female high school gymnast with a 4-year history of EB LBP. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a healed spondylolysis and significant lumbar multifidi muscle (LMM) atrophy with fatty infiltrate. She had several courses of outpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation that focused on core muscle strengthening (improving activation and strength of the LMM and transversus abdominus muscle in a neutral pelvic position) without long-lasting improvement...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228862/oculomotor-cognitive-control-abnormalities-in-australian-rules-football-players-with-a-history-of-concussion
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Meaghan Clough, Steven Mutimer, David K Wright, Adrian Tsang, Daniel Costello, Andrew Gardner, Peter Stanwell, Richelle Mychasiuk, Mujun Sun, Rhys D Brady, Stuart John McDonald, Kyria Maree Webster, Maddison Johnstone, Joanne Fielding, Bridgette Semple, Denes V Agoston, Owen B White, Richard Frayne, Terence John O'Brien, Sandy Richard Shultz
This study used oculomotor, cognitive, and multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures to assess for neurological abnormalities in current asymptomatic amateur Australian rules footballers (i.e., Australia's most participated collision sport) with a history of sports-related concussion (SRC). Participants were 15 male amateur Australian rules football players with a history of SRC greater than 6 months previously, and 15 sex-, age- and education-matched athlete control subjects that had no history of neurotrauma or participation in collision sports...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205054/best-practices-protocol-for-the-evaluation-of-bulbar-dysfunction-summary-recommendations-from-the-neals-bulbar-subcommittee-symposium
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Gary L Pattee, Emily K Plowman, Benjamin R Brooks, James D Berry, Nazem Atassi, Jennifer L Chapin, Kendrea Garand, Yana Yunusova, Courtney E Mcilduff, Eufrosina Young, John M Costello, Eric A Macklin, Eduardo R Locatelli, Vincenzo Silani, Daragh Heitzman, James Wymer, Stephen A Goutman, Deborah F Gelinas, Richard Smith, Bridget Perry, Paige Nalipinski, Kaila Stipancic, Meghan O'Brien, Stacey L Sullivan, Jordan Green
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this Symposium was to develop a consensus based, bulbar assessment protocol for implementation within NEALS clinics. METHODS: A one-day symposium, held in April 2017, was organized into Speech and Swallowing sections to establish summary recommendations for the assessment of bulbar dysfunction within each group. RESULTS: Summary recommendations included speech referrals and AAC evaluations at initial visit, CNS-BFS, maximum sustained phonation, and speaking rate...
December 5, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187110/experience-with-an-acuity-adaptable-care-model-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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John M Costello, Elizabeth Preze, Nguyenvu Nguyen, Mary E McBride, James W Collins, Osama M Eltayeb, Michael C Mongé, Barbara J Deal, Michelle M Stephenson, Carl L Backer
BACKGROUND: We describe the implementation of and outcomes associated with an acuity adaptable care model for pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing an index cardiac operation between July 2007 and June 2015 were included. From July 2007 through June 2010, a conventional model existed in which patients moved among units and care teams based on age, severity of illness, and operative status (conventional group). A transitional period existed between July 2010 and June 8, 2012 (transitional group)...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180601/widespread-utilization-of-passive-energy-recapture-in-swimming-medusae
#5
Brad J Gemmell, Sean P Colin, John H Costello
Recently, it has been shown that some medusae are capable of swimming very efficiently, i.e.; with a low cost of transport, and that this is in part due to passive energy recapture (PER) which occurs during bell relaxation. We compared the swimming kinematics among a diverse array of medusae, varying in taxonomy, morphology and propulsive and foraging modes, in order to evaluate the prevalence of PER in medusae. We found that while PER is commonly observed among taxa, the magnitude of the contribution to overall swimming varied greatly...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172886/research-roundup
#6
John Costello
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132713/perioperative-morbidity-of-lymph-node-dissection-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-propensity-score-based-analysis
#7
Boris Gershman, Daniel M Moreira, R Houston Thompson, Stephen A Boorjian, Christine M Lohse, Brian A Costello, John C Cheville, Bradley C Leibovich
BACKGROUND: There are little data regarding the morbidity of lymph node dissection (LND) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to assess its risk-benefit ratio. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of LND with 30-d complications among patients undergoing radical nephrectomy (RN) for RCC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2066 patients underwent RN for M0 or M1 RCC between 1990 and 2010, of whom 774 (37%) underwent LND. INTERVENTION: RN with or without LND...
November 10, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099775/whole-blood-mrna-expression-based-prognosis-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#8
Karthik V Giridhar, Carlos P Sosa, David W Hillman, Cristobal Sanhueza, Candace L Dalpiaz, Brian A Costello, Fernando J Quevedo, Henry C Pitot, Roxana S Dronca, Donna Ertz, John C Cheville, Krishna Vanaja Donkena, Manish Kohli
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) prognostic score is based on clinical parameters. We analyzed whole blood mRNA expression in metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (mCCRCC) patients and compared it to the MSKCC score for predicting overall survival. In a discovery set of 19 patients with mRCC, we performed whole transcriptome RNA sequencing and selected eighteen candidate genes for further evaluation based on associations with overall survival and statistical significance. In an independent validation of set of 47 patients with mCCRCC, transcript expression of the 18 candidate genes were quantified using a customized NanoString probeset...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082019/antenatal-corticosteroids-for-women-at-risk-of-imminent-preterm-birth-in-low-resource-countries-the-case-for-equipoise-and-the-need-for-efficacy-trials
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Joshua P Vogel, Olufemi T Oladapo, Cynthia Pileggi-Castro, Ebunoluwa A Adejuyigbe, Fernando Althabe, Shabina Ariff, Adejumoke Idowu Ayede, Abdullah H Baqui, Anthony Costello, Davy M Chikamata, Caroline Crowther, Bukola Fawole, Luz Gibbons, Alan H Jobe, Monica Lulu Kapasa, John Kinuthia, Alka Kriplani, Oluwafemi Kuti, James Neilson, Janna Patterson, Gilda Piaggio, Rahat Qureshi, Zahida Qureshi, Mari Jeeva Sankar, Jeffrey S A Stringer, Marleen Temmerman, Khalid Yunis, Rajiv Bahl, A Metin Gülmezoglu
The scientific basis for antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) for women at risk of preterm birth has rapidly changed in recent years. Two landmark trials-the Antenatal Corticosteroid Trial and the Antenatal Late Preterm Steroids Trial-have challenged the long-held assumptions on the comparative health benefits and harms regarding the use of ACS for preterm birth across all levels of care and contexts, including resource-limited settings. Researchers, clinicians, programme managers, policymakers and donors working in low-income and middle-income countries now face challenging questions of whether, where and how ACS can be used to optimise outcomes for both women and preterm newborns...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074501/single-agent-ibrutinib-in-relapsed-or-refractory-follicular-lymphoma-a-phase-2-consortium-trial
#10
Nancy L Bartlett, Brian A Costello, Betsy R LaPlant, Stephen M Ansell, John G Kuruvilla, Craig B Reeder, Lim S Thye, Daniel M Anderson, Kilannin Krysiak, Cody Ramirez, Jing Qi, Barry A Siegel, Malachi Griffith, Obi L Griffith, Felicia Gomez, Todd A Fehniger
Most patients with follicular lymphoma experience multiple relapses necessitating subsequent lines of therapy. Ibrutinib, a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of several B-cell malignancies, showed promising activity in follicular lymphoma in a Phase 1 study. We report the results of a Phase 2 trial evaluating ibrutinib in recurrent follicular lymphoma. Forty patients with recurrent follicular lymphoma were treated with ibrutinib, 560 mg/day until progression or intolerance. The primary endpoint was overall response rate...
October 26, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056344/comprehensive-analysis-of-hypermutation-in-human-cancer
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Brittany B Campbell, Nicholas Light, David Fabrizio, Matthew Zatzman, Fabio Fuligni, Richard de Borja, Scott Davidson, Melissa Edwards, Julia A Elvin, Karl P Hodel, Walter J Zahurancik, Zucai Suo, Tatiana Lipman, Katharina Wimmer, Christian P Kratz, Daniel C Bowers, Theodore W Laetsch, Gavin P Dunn, Tanner M Johanns, Matthew R Grimmer, Ivan V Smirnov, Valérie Larouche, David Samuel, Annika Bronsema, Michael Osborn, Duncan Stearns, Pichai Raman, Kristina A Cole, Phillip B Storm, Michal Yalon, Enrico Opocher, Gary Mason, Gregory A Thomas, Magnus Sabel, Ben George, David S Ziegler, Scott Lindhorst, Vanan Magimairajan Issai, Shlomi Constantini, Helen Toledano, Ronit Elhasid, Roula Farah, Rina Dvir, Peter Dirks, Annie Huang, Melissa A Galati, Jiil Chung, Vijay Ramaswamy, Meredith S Irwin, Melyssa Aronson, Carol Durno, Michael D Taylor, Gideon Rechavi, John M Maris, Eric Bouffet, Cynthia Hawkins, Joseph F Costello, M Stephen Meyn, Zachary F Pursell, David Malkin, Uri Tabori, Adam Shlien
We present an extensive assessment of mutation burden through sequencing analysis of >81,000 tumors from pediatric and adult patients, including tumors with hypermutation caused by chemotherapy, carcinogens, or germline alterations. Hypermutation was detected in tumor types not previously associated with high mutation burden. Replication repair deficiency was a major contributing factor. We uncovered new driver mutations in the replication-repair-associated DNA polymerases and a distinct impact of microsatellite instability and replication repair deficiency on the scale of mutation load...
November 16, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033190/3d-modelling-of-radical-prostatectomy-specimens-developing-a-method-to-quantify-tumor-morphometry-for-prostate-cancer-risk-prediction
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Marcus C Hovens, Kevin Lo, Michael Kerger, John Pedersen, Timothy Nottle, Natalie Kurganovs, Andrew Ryan, Justin S Peters, Daniel Moon, Anthony J Costello, Niall M Corcoran, Matthew K H Hong
Prostate cancer displays a wide spectrum of clinical behaviour from biological indolence to rapidly lethal disease, but we remain unable to accurately predict an individual tumor's future clinical course at an early curable stage. Beyond basic dimensions and volume calculations, tumor morphometry is an area that has received little attention, as it requires the analysis of the prostate gland and tumor foci in three-dimensions. Previous efforts to generate three-dimensional prostate models have required specialised graphics units and focused on the spatial distribution of tumors for optimisation of biopsy strategies rather than to generate novel morphometric variables such as tumor surface area...
September 27, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987397/duration-of-postoperative-mechanical-ventilation-as-a-quality-metric-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-programs
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Michael Gaies, David K Werho, Wenying Zhang, Janet E Donohue, Sarah Tabbutt, Nancy S Ghanayem, Mark A Scheurer, John M Costello, J William Gaynor, Sara K Pasquali, Justin B Dimick, Mousumi Banerjee, Steven M Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Few metrics exist to assess quality of care at pediatric cardiac surgical programs, limiting opportunities for benchmarking and quality improvement. Postoperative duration of mechanical ventilation (POMV) may be an important quality metric because of its association with complications and resource utilization. In this study we modelled case-mix-adjusted POMV duration and explored hospital performance across POMV metrics. METHODS: This study used the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry to analyze 4,739 hospitalizations from 15 hospitals (October 2013 to August 2015)...
October 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985418/the-systemhc-atlas-project
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Wenguang Shao, Patrick G A Pedrioli, Witold Wolski, Cristian Scurtescu, Emanuel Schmid, Juan A Vizcaíno, Mathieu Courcelles, Heiko Schuster, Daniel Kowalewski, Fabio Marino, Cecilia S L Arlehamn, Kerrie Vaughan, Bjoern Peters, Alessandro Sette, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Krista E Meijgaarden, Natalie Nieuwenhuizen, Stefan H E Kaufmann, Ralph Schlapbach, John C Castle, Alexey I Nesvizhskii, Morten Nielsen, Eric W Deutsch, David S Campbell, Robert L Moritz, Roman A Zubarev, Anders Jimmy Ytterberg, Anthony W Purcell, Miguel Marcilla, Alberto Paradela, Qi Wang, Catherine E Costello, Nicola Ternette, Peter A van Veelen, Cécile A C M van Els, Albert J R Heck, Gustavo A de Souza, Ludvig M Sollid, Arie Admon, Stefan Stevanovic, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Pierre Thibault, Claude Perreault, Michal Bassani-Sternberg, Ruedi Aebersold, Etienne Caron
Mass spectrometry (MS)-based immunopeptidomics investigates the repertoire of peptides presented at the cell surface by major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules. The broad clinical relevance of MHC-associated peptides, e.g. in precision medicine, provides a strong rationale for the large-scale generation of immunopeptidomic datasets and recent developments in MS-based peptide analysis technologies now support the generation of the required data. Importantly, the availability of diverse immunopeptidomic datasets has resulted in an increasing need to standardize, store and exchange this type of data to enable better collaborations among researchers, to advance the field more efficiently and to establish quality measures required for the meaningful comparison of datasets...
July 29, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983920/transcriptional-variations-in-the-wider-peritumoral-tissue-environment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#15
Andrea S Bauer, Petr V Nazarov, Nathalia A Giese, Stefania Beghelli, Anette Heller, William Greenhalf, Eithne Costello, Arnaud Muller, Melanie Bier, Oliver Strobel, Thilo Hackert, Laurent Vallar, Aldo Scarpa, Markus W Büchler, John P Neoptolemos, Stephanie Kreis, Jörg D Hoheisel
Transcriptional profiling was performed on 452 RNA preparations isolated from various types of pancreatic tissue from tumour patients and healthy donors, with a particular focus on peritumoral samples. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC) and cystic tumours were most different in these non-tumorous tissues surrounding them, whereas the actual tumours exhibited rather similar transcript patterns. The environment of cystic tumours was transcriptionally nearly identical to normal pancreas tissue. In contrast, the tissue around PDAC behaved a lot like the tumour, indicating some kind of field defect, while showing far less molecular resemblance to both chronic pancreatitis and healthy tissue...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970586/microscale-bioreactors-for-in-situ-characterization-of-gi-epithelial-cell-physiology
#16
Cait M Costello, Mikkel B Phillipsen, Leonard M Hartmanis, Marek A Kwasnica, Victor Chen, David Hackam, Matthew W Chang, William E Bentley, John C March
The development of in vitro artificial small intestines that realistically mimic in vivo systems will enable vast improvement of our understanding of the human gut and its impact on human health. Synthetic in vitro models can control specific parameters, including (but not limited to) cell types, fluid flow, nutrient profiles and gaseous exchange. They are also "open" systems, enabling access to chemical and physiological information. In this work, we demonstrate the importance of gut surface topography and fluid flow dynamics which are shown to impact epithelial cell growth, proliferation and intestinal cell function...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947870/low-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-hif-1%C3%AE-expression-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-a-major-reason-for-enhanced-chemosensitivity
#17
Niraj Shenoy, Roxana Dronca, Fernando Quevedo, Stephen A Boorjian, John Cheville, Brian Costello, Manish Kohli, Thomas Witzig, Lance Pagliaro
The molecular basis for enhanced chemosensitivity of testicular germ cell tumors (GCT) has been an area of great interest, as it could potentially give us therapeutic leads in other resistant malignancies. Thus far, however, the increased sensitivity of GCT has been variously attributed to multiple factors - an inability to detoxify cisplatin, a lack of export pumps, an inability to repair the DNA damage, an intact apoptotic cascade and lack of p53 mutation; but a unifying underlying etiology leading to the aforementioned processes and having a translational implication has so far been elusive...
August 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933996/research-roundup
#18
John Costello
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928879/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-as-an-indicator-of-survival-in-ewing-sarcoma-of-bone
#19
Usama Salem, Behrang Amini, Hubert H Chuang, Najat C Daw, Wei Wei, Tamara Miner Haygood, John E Madewell, Colleen M Costelloe
Objective: The existing literature of 18 F-FDG PET/CT in Ewing sarcoma investigates mixed populations of patients with both soft tissue and bone primary tumors. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) obtained with 18F-FDG PET/CT before and after induction chemotherapy can be used as an indicator of survival in patients with Ewing sarcoma originating exclusively in the skeleton. Materials and Methods: A retrospective database search from 2004-2011 identified 28 patients who underwent 18 F-FDG PET/CT before (SUV1, n= 28) and after (SUV2, n=23) induction chemotherapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892836/repurposing-consumer-products-as-a-gateway-to-just-in-time-communication
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Amanda O'Brien, Meghan O'Brien, Ralf W Schlosser, Christina Yu, Anna A Allen, Suzanne Flynn, John Costello, Howard C Shane
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September 2017: Seminars in Speech and Language
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