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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785570/phase-1b-investigation-of-the-mek-inhibitor-binimetinib-in-patients-with-advanced-or-metastatic-biliary-tract-cancer
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R S Finn, D H Ahn, M M Javle, B R Tan, C D Weekes, J C Bendell, A Patnaik, G N Khan, D Laheru, R Chavira, J Christy-Bittel, E Barrett, M B Sawyer, Tanios S Bekaii-Saab
Background The MAPK pathway plays a central role in regulation of several cellular processes, and its dysregulation is a hallmark of biliary tract cancer (BTC). Binimetinib (MEK162), a potent, selective oral MEK1/2 inhibitor, was assessed in patients with advanced BTC. Patients and Methods An expansion cohort study in patients who received ≤1 line of therapy for advanced BTC was conducted after determination of the maximum tolerated dose in this Phase 1 trial. Patients received binimetinib 60 mg twice daily...
May 22, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778480/relationship-between-herd-size-and-measures-of-animal-welfare-on-dairy-cattle-farms-with-freestall-housing-in-germany
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Daniel Gieseke, Christian Lambertz, Matthias Gauly
The objective of this study was to examine the association of herd size with animal welfare in dairy cattle herds. Therefore, 80 conventional dairy cattle farms were classified by the number of cows into 4 herd size classes, C1 (<100 cows), C2 (100-299 cows), C3 (300-499 cows), and C4 (≥500 cows), and assessed using multiple animal-based measures of the Welfare Quality Assessment protocol for dairy cattle. Data were recorded from April 2014 to September 2016 by an experienced single assessor in Northern Germany...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778256/hepatitis-c-care-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-building-a-foundation-for-success
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REVIEW
Pamela S Belperio, Maggie Chartier, Rachel I Gonzalez, Angela M Park, David B Ross, Tim R Morgan, Lisa I Backus
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made significant progress in treating hepatitis C virus, experiencing more than a 75% reduction in veterans remaining to be treated since the availability of oral direct-acting antivirals. Hepatitis C Innovation Teams use lean process improvement and system redesign, resulting in practice models that address gaps in care. The key to success is creative improvements in veteran access to providers, including expanded use of nonphysician providers, video telehealth, and electronic technologies...
June 2018: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778059/tracking-pollutants-in-dietary-fish-oil-from-ocean-to-table
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Sheng-Xiang Sun, Xue-Ming Hua, Yun-Yun Deng, Yun-Ni Zhang, Jia-Min Li, Zhao Wu, Samwel Mchele Limbu, Da-Sheng Lu, Hao-Wen Yin, Guo-Quan Wang, Rune Waagbø, Frøyland Livar, Mei-Ling Zhang, Zhen-Yu Du
Dietary fish oil used in aquafeed transfers marine pollutants to farmed fish. However, the entire transfer route of marine pollutants in dietary fish oil from ocean to table fish has not been tracked quantitatively. To track the entire transfer route of marine pollutants from wild fish to farmed fish through dietary fish oil and evaluate the related human health risks, we obtained crude and refined fish oils originating from the same batch of wild ocean anchovy and prepared fish oil-containing purified aquafeeds to feed omnivorous lean Nile tilapia and carnivorous fatty yellow catfish for eight weeks...
May 16, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764464/daytime-and-nighttime-casein-supplements-similarly-increase-muscle-size-and-strength-in-response-to-resistance-training-earlier-in-the-day-a-preliminary-investigation
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Jordan M Joy, Roxanne M Vogel, K Shane Broughton, Urszula Kudla, Nathaniel Y Kerr, Jason M Davison, Robert E C Wildman, Nancy M DiMarco
BACKGROUND: Casein protein consumed before sleep has been suggested to offer an overnight supply of exogenous amino acids for anabolic processes. The purpose of this study was to compare supplemental casein consumed earlier in the day (DayTime, DT) versus shortly before bed (NightTime, NT) on body composition, strength, and muscle hypertrophy in response to supervised resistance training. METHODS: Thirteen males participated in a 10-week exercise and dietary intervention while receiving 35 g casein daily...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758288/micrornas-in-brown-and-beige-fat
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REVIEW
Deborah Goody, Alexander Pfeifer
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) dissipates energy as heat and its activity correlates with leanness in human adults. Understanding the mechanisms behind the activation of BAT and the process of "browning", i.e. the appearance of inducible brown adipocytes called beige or brite (brown-in-white) cells in white adipose tissue (WAT), is of great interest for developing novel therapies to combat obesity. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small transcriptional regulators that control gene expression in a variety of tissues, including WAT and BAT...
May 11, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756968/the-bfmnu-method-as-an-alternative-to-the-methods-in-use-based-on-energy-study-of-the-correlation-between-food-energy-and-body-mass
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Greta Rondini, Beatrice Olearo, José Miguel Soriano Del Castillo, Pietro Marco Boselli
INTRODUCTION: to establish slimming guidelines and any other changing treatments is useful to know the individual's energy expenditure due to the fact that, nowadays, the incidence of many diseases related to the loss of lean mass and the accumulation of adipose tissue has increased. The dietary treatments are carried out on calculating the energy contained in food, and then put in relation to the total energy expended by the body in order to produce changes in body mass. OBJECTIVE: the aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the food energy and body mass of different subjects in various pathophysiological conditions...
March 1, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755291/transcription-factor-co-expression-networks-of-adipose-rna-seq-data-reveal-regulatory-mechanisms-of-obesity
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Ruta Skinkyte-Juskiene, Lisette J A Kogelman, Haja N Kadarmideen
Background: Transcription Factors (TFs) control actuation of genes in the genome and are key mediators of complex processes such as obesity. Master Regulators (MRs) are the genes at the top of a regulation hierarchy which regulate other genes. Objective: To elucidate clusters of highly co-expressed TFs (modules), involved pathways, highly inter-connected TFs (hub-TFs) and MRs leading to obesity and leanness, using porcine model for human obesity. Methods: We identified 817 expressed TFs in RNA-Sequencing dataset representing extreme degrees of obesity (DO; lean, obese)...
May 2018: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726946/influence-of-feeding-thermally-peroxidized-soybean-oil-to-finishing-pigs-on-carcass-characteristics-loin-quality-and-shelf-life-of-loin-chops
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M F Overholt, G D Kim, D D Boler, B J Kerr, A C Dilger
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of feeding soybean oil (SO) with varying levels of peroxidation on carcass traits and shelf life of loins. Fifty-six barrows were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 diets containing 10% fresh SO (22.5°C) or thermally processed SO (45°C for 288 h, 90°C for 72 h, or 180°C for 6 h), each infused with air at a rate of 15L/min. Individually housed pigs were provided ad libitum access to feed for 81 d. At 82 d pigs were slaughtered and hot carcass weight (HCW) and liver weights were recorded...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677533/proresolving-protein-annexin-a1-the-role-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-obesity
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Nathalia T Pietrani, Cláudia N Ferreira, Kathryna F Rodrigues, Luiza O Perucci, Fernanda S Carneiro, Adriana A Bosco, Marina C Oliveira, Solange S Pereira, Antônio L Teixeira, Jacqueline I Alvarez-Leite, Adaliene V Ferreira, Lirlândia P Sousa, Karina B Gomes
BACKGROUND: Annexin A1 (AnxA1) is a protein involved in inflammation resolution that might be altered in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), which is a chronic inflammatory disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate AnxA1 serum levels in individuals with and without DM stratified according to the body mass index (BMI), and the dynamic of AnxA1 expression in adipose tissue from humans with obesity and non-obesity. METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 41 patients with DM (lean, overweight and obese) and 40 controls, and adipose tissue samples were obtained from 16 individuals with obesity (with or without DM), and 15 controls...
April 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674342/app-deficiency-results-in-resistance-to-obesity-but-impairs-glucose-tolerance-upon-high-fat-feeding
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Juliane Czeczor, Amanda Genders, Kathryn Aston-Mourney, Timothy Connor, Liam Hall, Kyoko Hasebe, Megan Ellis, Kirstie De Jong, Darren Henstridge, Peter Meikle, Mark Febbraio, Ken Walder, Sean L McGee
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) generates a number of peptides when processed through different cleavage mechanisms, including the Aβ peptide that is implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease. It is well established that APP via its cleaved peptides regulates aspects of neuronal metabolism. Emerging evidence suggests that amyloidogenic processing of APP can lead to altered systemic metabolism, similar to that observed in metabolic disease states. In the present study, we investigated the effect of APP deficiency on obesity-induced alterations in systemic metabolism...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673115/the-nuclear-retinoid-related-orphan-receptor-ror%C3%AE-controls-circadian-thermogenic-programming-in-white-fat-depots
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Chloé Monnier, Martine Auclair, Gala Le Cam, Marie-Pauline Garcia, Bénédicte Antoine
The RORα-deficient staggerer (sg/sg) mouse is lean and resistant to diet-induced obesity. Its thermogenic activity was shown to be increased not only in brown adipose tissue (BAT), but also in subcutaneous white adipose tissue (WAT) where UCP1 content was enhanced, however, without Prdm16 coexpression. Our observation of partial multilocular lipid morphology of WAT in sg/sg mice both in the inguinal and perigonadal sites led us to focus on the phenotype of both fat depots. Because RORα is a nuclear factor acting in the clock machinery, we looked at the circadian expression profile of genes involved in thermogenesis and browning in WAT and BAT depots of sg/sg and WT mice, through real-time quantitative PCR and western blotting...
April 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642370/global-transcriptome-analysis-of-brown-adipose-tissue-of-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Jingyi Cao, Qi Zhu, Lin Liu, Bradley J Glazier, Benjamin C Hinkel, Chun Liang, Haifei Shi
Consumption of a high-fat diet (HFD) promotes the development of obesity, a disease resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) has thermogenic capacity that burns calories to produce heat, and it is a potential target for the treatment and prevention of obesity. There is limited information regarding the impact of HFD on the BAT transcriptome. We hypothesized that HFD-induced obesity would lead to transcriptional regulation of BAT genes. RNA sequencing was used to generate global transcriptome profiles from BAT of lean mice fed with a low-fat diet (LFD) and obese mice fed with a HFD...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629019/basins-of-attraction-in-human-balance
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Victoria A Smith, Thurmon E Lockhart, Mark L Spano
Falls are a recognized risk factor for unintentional injuries among older adults, accounting for a large proportion of fractures, emergency department visits, and urgent hospitalizations. Human balance and gait research traditionally uses linear or qualitative tests to assess and describe human motion; however, human motion is neither a simple nor a linear process. The objective of this research is to identify and to learn more about what factors affect balance using nonlinear dynamical techniques, such as basin boundaries...
December 2017: European Physical Journal. Special Topics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624141/management-simulations-for-lean-healthcare-exploiting-the-potentials-of-role-playing
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Federico Barnabè, Maria Cleofe Giorgino, Jacopo Guercini, Caterina Bianciardi, Vincenzo Mezzatesta
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the potentials of role-playing (RP) both in training healthcare (HC) professionals to implement tools and improvement actions based on Lean principles, and in supporting group discussion and the sharing of different competencies for the development of Lean HC. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents the case study of an RP simulation called LEAN HEALTHCARE LAB, which is used to train HC professionals at Siena University Hospital. The paper reports and discusses the results of a specific two-day simulation session and of a questionnaire that was distributed to gather feedback from the participants...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618983/perivascular-adipose-tissue-as-a-relevant-fat-depot-for-cardiovascular-risk-in-obesity
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REVIEW
Rafael M Costa, Karla B Neves, Rita C Tostes, Núbia S Lobato
Obesity is associated with increased risk of premature death, morbidity, and mortality from several cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), including stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD), myocardial infarction, and congestive heart failure. However, this is not a straightforward relationship. Although several studies have substantiated that obesity confers an independent and additive risk of all-cause and cardiovascular death, there is significant variability in these associations, with some lean individuals developing diseases and others remaining healthy despite severe obesity, the so-called metabolically healthy obese...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615014/assessing-the-implementation-processes-of-a-large-scale-multi-year-quality-improvement-initiative-survey-of-health-care-providers
#17
Donna Goodridge, Masud Rana, Elizabeth L Harrison, Thomas Rotter, Roy Dobson, Gary Groot, Sonia Udod, Joshua Lloyd
BACKGROUND: Beginning in 2012, Lean was introduced to improve health care quality and promote patient-centredness throughout the province of Saskatchewan, Canada with the aim of producing coordinated, system-wide change. Significant investments have been made in training and implementation, although limited evaluation of the outcomes have been reported. In order to better understand the complex influences that make innovations such as Lean "workable" in practice, Normalization Process Theory guided this study...
April 3, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580590/decreasing-postanesthesia-care-unit-to-floor-transfer-times-to-facilitate-short-stay-total-joint-replacements
#18
Udai S Sibia, Jennifer Grover, Justin J Turcotte, Michelle L Seanger, Kimberly A England, Jennifer L King, Paul J King
PURPOSE: We describe a process for studying and improving baseline postanesthesia care unit (PACU)-to-floor transfer times after total joint replacements. DESIGN: Quality improvement project using lean methodology. METHODS: Phase I of the investigational process involved collection of baseline data. Phase II involved developing targeted solutions to improve throughput. Phase III involved measured project sustainability. FINDINGS: Phase I investigations revealed that patients spent an additional 62 minutes waiting in the PACU after being designated ready for transfer...
April 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573106/the-effect-of-low-intensity-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-in-an-obesity-associated-erectile-dysfunction-rat-model
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Yajun Ruan, Jun Zhou, Ning Kang, Amanda B Reed-Maldonado, Arianna Tamaddon, Bohan Wang, Hsun Shuan Wang, Guifang Wang, Lia Banie, Guiting Lin, Jihong Liu, Tom F Lue
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of Zucker fatty rats as a model for obesity-associated erectile dysfunction (OAED) research and to determine the effect of low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Li-ESWT) on penile tissue and function in these rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight newborn male Zucker Lean (ZL group) rats (ZUC-Leprfa 186) and 16 newborn male Zucker Fatty (ZF) rats (ZUC-Leprfa 185) were injected with 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) at birth to identify and monitor endogenous stem cells...
March 23, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567560/classification-of-trace-elements-in-tissues-from-organic-and-conventional-french-pig-production
#20
Julien Parinet, Eric Royer, Mailie Saint-Hilaire, Claude Chafey, Laurent Noël, Brice Minvielle, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, Erwan Engel, Thierry Guérin
This study assesses the impact of the farming system on the levels of copper, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in pig tissues from three types of production (Organic (n = 28), Label Rouge (n = 12) and Conventional (n = 30)) randomly sampled in different slaughterhouses. All the concentrations were below regulatory limits. In muscles, Cu, Zn and As were measured at slightly higher levels in organic samples but no differences between organic and Label Rouge was observed. Livers from conventional and Label Rouge pig farms exhibited higher Zn and Cd contents than the organic ones, probably due to different practice in zinc or phytase supplementation of fattening diets...
February 9, 2018: Meat Science
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