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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562267/an-initiative-to-improve-the-quality-of-care-of-infants-with-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
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Matthew R Grossman, Adam K Berkwitt, Rachel R Osborn, Yaqing Xu, Denise A Esserman, Eugene D Shapiro, Matthew J Bizzarro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a constellation of neurologic, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal disturbances associated with opioid withdrawal, has increased dramatically and is associated with long hospital stays. At our institution, the average length of stay (ALOS) for infants exposed to methadone in utero was 22.4 days before the start of our project. We aimed to reduce ALOS for infants with NAS by 50%. METHODS: In 2010, a multidisciplinary team began several plan-do-study-act cycles at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital...
May 18, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484584/etiology-and-laboratory-abnormalities-in-bacterial-meningitis-in-neonates-and-young-infants
#2
David Kotzbauer, Curtis Travers, Craig Shapiro, Margaux Charbonnet, Anthony Cooley, Deborah Andresen, Gary Frank
We conducted a retrospective review of electronic medical records of all cases of bacterial meningitis in neonates and young infants at our institution from 2004 to 2014. Fifty-six cases were identified. The most common causative organism was group B streptococcus, followed by Escherichia coli and then Listeria monocytogenes. Forty-four of the 56 patients in the study had abnormalities of the blood white blood cell (WBC) count. The most common WBC count abnormalities were leukopenia and elevation of the immature to total (I:T) neutrophil ratio...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442223/diurnal-cortisol-after-early-institutional-care-age-matters
#3
Jessica E Flannery, Laurel J Gabard-Durnam, Mor Shapiro, Bonnie Goff, Christina Caldera, Jennifer Louie, Dylan G Gee, Eva H Telzer, Kathryn L Humphreys, Daniel S Lumian, Nim Tottenham
Several studies have shown that young children who have experienced early caregiving adversity (e.g. previously institutionalization (PI)) exhibit flattened diurnal cortisol slopes; however, less is known about how these patterns might differ between children and adolescents, since the transition between childhood and adolescence is a time of purported plasticity in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. PI youth experience a massive improvement in caregiving environment once adopted into families; therefore we anticipated that a developmental increase in HPA axis plasticity during adolescence might additionally allow for an enhanced enrichment effect by the adoptive family...
March 21, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432850/a-detailed-experimental-study-of-a-dna-computer-with-two-endonucleases
#4
Sebastian Sakowski, Tadeusz Krasiński, Joanna Sarnik, Janusz Blasiak, Jacek Waldmajer, Tomasz Poplawski
Great advances in biotechnology have allowed the construction of a computer from DNA. One of the proposed solutions is a biomolecular finite automaton, a simple two-state DNA computer without memory, which was presented by Ehud Shapiro's group at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The main problem with this computer, in which biomolecules carry out logical operations, is its complexity - increasing the number of states of biomolecular automata. In this study, we constructed (in laboratory conditions) a six-state DNA computer that uses two endonucleases (e...
April 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401841/positive-valence-bias-and-parent-child-relationship-security-moderate-the-association-between-early-institutional-caregiving-and-internalizing-symptoms
#5
Michelle R Vantieghem, Laurel Gabard-Durnam, Bonnie Goff, Jessica Flannery, Kathryn L Humphreys, Eva H Telzer, Christina Caldera, Jennifer Y Louie, Mor Shapiro, Niall Bolger, Nim Tottenham
Institutional caregiving is associated with significant deviations from species-expected caregiving, altering the normative sequence of attachment formation and placing children at risk for long-term emotional difficulties. However, little is known about factors that can promote resilience following early institutional caregiving. In the current study, we investigated how adaptations in affective processing (i.e., positive valence bias) and family-level protective factors (i.e., secure parent-child relationships) moderate risk for internalizing symptoms in previously institutionalized (PI) youth...
May 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395844/effect-of-co-trimoxazole-on-mortality-in-hiv-exposed-but-uninfected-children-in-botswana-the-mpepu-study-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Shahin Lockman, Michael Hughes, Kate Powis, Gbolahan Ajibola, Kara Bennett, Sikhulile Moyo, Erik van Widenfelt, Jean Leidner, Kenneth McIntosh, Loeto Mazhani, Joseph Makhema, Max Essex, Roger Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Co-trimoxazole prophylaxis reduces mortality among HIV-infected children, but efficacy in HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) children in a non-malarial, low-breastfeeding setting with a low risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is unclear. METHODS: HEU children in Botswana were randomly assigned to receive co-trimoxazole (100 mg/20 mg once daily until age 6 months and 200 mg/40 mg once daily thereafter) or placebo from age 14-34 days to age 15 months...
May 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268067/application-of-the-third-international-consensus-definitions-for-sepsis-sepsis-3-classification-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study
#7
John P Donnelly, Monika M Safford, Nathan I Shapiro, John W Baddley, Henry E Wang
BACKGROUND: The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) present clinical criteria for the classification of patients with sepsis. We investigated incidence and long-term outcomes of patients diagnosed with these classifications, which are currently unknown. METHODS: We did a retrospective analysis using data from 30 239 participants from the USA who were aged at least 45 years and enrolled in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort...
June 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228502/the-sudden-death-in-the-young-case-registry-collaborating-to-understand-and-reduce-mortality
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Kristin M Burns, Lauren Bienemann, Lena Camperlengo, Carri Cottengim, Theresa M Covington, Heather Dykstra, Meghan Faulkner, Rosemarie Kobau, Alexa B Erck Lambert, Heather MacLeod, Sharyn E Parks, Ellen Rosenberg, Mark W Russell, Carrie K Shapiro-Mendoza, Esther Shaw, Niu Tian, Vicky Whittemore, Jonathan R Kaltman
Knowledge gaps persist about the incidence of and risk factors for sudden death in the young (SDY). The SDY Case Registry is a collaborative effort between the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Michigan Public Health Institute. Its goals are to: (1) describe the incidence of SDY in the United States by using population-based surveillance; (2) compile data from SDY cases to create a resource of information and DNA samples for research; (3) encourage standardized approaches to investigation, autopsy, and categorization of SDY cases; (4) develop partnerships between local, state, and federal stakeholders toward a common goal of understanding and preventing SDY; and (5) support families who have lost loved ones to SDY by providing resources on bereavement and medical evaluation of surviving family members...
March 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152714/data-collection-for-care-pathways-in-the-cleveland-clinic-health-system
#9
Chad W Cummings, Marc A Shapiro, Dennis Urbanek, Brian James Bolwell
115 Background: Care pathways are established methods of reducing healthcare costs and disparities in oncology care. To demonstrate their impact, health systems must measure and report data on care pathway adherence and outcomes in near real-time. Automating data abstraction across a health system for oncology is difficult due to the amount and detail of data required. Manual abstraction of data is considered slow and costly. Many consider Electronic Medical Record (EMR) integration of care pathways essential in order to successfully implement and assess...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059658/parent-vessel-occlusion-after-pipeline-embolization-of-cerebral-aneurysms-of-the-anterior-circulation
#10
Matthew B Potts, Maksim Shapiro, Daniel W Zumofen, Eytan Raz, Erez Nossek, Keith G DeSousa, Tibor Becske, Howard A Riina, Peter K Nelson
OBJECTIVE The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is now a well-established option for the treatment of giant or complex aneurysms, especially those arising from the anterior circulation. Considering the purpose of such treatment is to maintain patency of the parent vessel, postembolization occlusion of the parent artery can be regarded as an untoward outcome. Antiplatelet therapy in the posttreatment period is therefore required to minimize such events. Here, the authors present a series of patients with anterior circulation aneurysms treated with the PED who subsequently experienced parent vessel occlusion (PVO)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048883/su-g-206-14-individual-dose-alert-thresholds-for-abdominal-ct-protocols-due-to-statistical-independence-of-dose-distributions
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B K Stewart
PURPOSE: To determine whether a single dose management system alert threshold will suffice for the 34 abdomen protocols on our institution's CT scanners, or if these alert thresholds should be set per protocol. Parametric statistical analysis is ideally valid only for distributions demonstrating: (1) normality (2) homogeneity of variance (3) interval scale and (4) independence. Dose distributions are notoriously non-normal and thus nonparametric statistical analysis is typically required...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039051/pediatric-robot-assisted-redo-pyeloplasty-with-buccal-mucosa-graft-a-novel-technique
#12
Jennifer J Ahn, Michael E Shapiro, Jonathan S Ellison, Thomas S Lendvay
OBJECTIVE: To report a novel approach of pediatric robot-assisted redo pyeloplasty with buccal mucosa graft (BMG). METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective review of all patients undergoing robot-assisted redo pyeloplasty with BMG at our institution was performed. OPERATIVE DETAILS: For all patients, the following ports were used: one 8.5 mm camera, two 8 mm robotic, and one 5 mm assistant. Initial dissection was performed laparoscopically and robotically, and the ureter was incised longitudinally along the anterior surface...
December 27, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882345/institutional-implementation-of-clinical-tumor-profiling-on-an-unselected-cancer-population
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Lynette M Sholl, Khanh Do, Priyanka Shivdasani, Ethan Cerami, Adrian M Dubuc, Frank C Kuo, Elizabeth P Garcia, Yonghui Jia, Phani Davineni, Ryan P Abo, Trevor J Pugh, Paul van Hummelen, Aaron R Thorner, Matthew Ducar, Alice H Berger, Mizuki Nishino, Katherine A Janeway, Alanna Church, Marian Harris, Lauren L Ritterhouse, Joshua D Campbell, Vanesa Rojas-Rudilla, Azra H Ligon, Shakti Ramkissoon, James M Cleary, Ursula Matulonis, Geoffrey R Oxnard, Richard Chao, Vanessa Tassell, James Christensen, William C Hahn, Philip W Kantoff, David J Kwiatkowski, Bruce E Johnson, Matthew Meyerson, Levi A Garraway, Geoffrey I Shapiro, Barrett J Rollins, Neal I Lindeman, Laura E MacConaill
BACKGROUND. Comprehensive genomic profiling of a patient's cancer can be used to diagnose, monitor, and recommend treatment. Clinical implementation of tumor profiling in an enterprise-wide, unselected cancer patient population has yet to be reported. METHODS. We deployed a hybrid-capture and massively parallel sequencing assay (OncoPanel) for all adult and pediatric patients at our combined cancer centers. Results were categorized by pathologists based on actionability. We report the results for the first 3,727 patients tested...
November 17, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830178/diaphragmatic-hernia-after-living-donor-right-hepatectomy-proposal-for-a-screening-protocol
#14
Scott M Livingstone, Axel Andres, A M James Shapiro, Norman N Kneteman, David L Bigam
BACKGROUND: Living donor hepatectomy (LDH) is increasingly being used to improve access to liver transplantation for those with end-stage liver disease. Although recipient outcomes are equivalent, donor complication rates range from 10% to 41%. A rare, but potentially serious complication is occurrence of a diaphragmatic hernia (DH), of which 9 cases have been reported so far in the literature. The purpose of this work was to review the clinical impact of DH post-LDH, including risk factors (RF) in hope of mitigating impact...
July 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806243/benefits-and-risks-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-perinatal-hiv-prevention
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mary G Fowler, Min Qin, Susan A Fiscus, Judith S Currier, Patricia M Flynn, Tsungai Chipato, James McIntyre, Devasena Gnanashanmugam, George K Siberry, Anne S Coletti, Taha E Taha, Karin L Klingman, Francis E Martinson, Maxensia Owor, Avy Violari, Dhayendre Moodley, Gerhard B Theron, Ramesh Bhosale, Raziya Bobat, Benjamin H Chi, Renate Strehlau, Pendo Mlay, Amy J Loftis, Renee Browning, Terence Fenton, Lynette Purdue, Michael Basar, David E Shapiro, Lynne M Mofenson
BACKGROUND: Randomized-trial data on the risks and benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) as compared with zidovudine and single-dose nevirapine to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in HIV-infected pregnant women with high CD4 counts are lacking. METHODS: We randomly assigned HIV-infected women at 14 or more weeks of gestation with CD4 counts of at least 350 cells per cubic millimeter to zidovudine and single-dose nevirapine plus a 1-to-2-week postpartum "tail" of tenofovir and emtricitabine (zidovudine alone); zidovudine, lamivudine, and lopinavir-ritonavir (zidovudine-based ART); or tenofovir, emtricitabine, and lopinavir-ritonavir (tenofovir-based ART)...
November 3, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798172/update-on-gender-equity-in-immunology-2001-to-2016
#16
Virginia Smith Shapiro, Susan Kovats, Michelle A Parent, Sarah L Gaffen, Catherine C Hedrick, Pooja Jain, Lisa K Denzin, Malini Raghavan, Robin Stephens
In 2001, The American Association of Immunologists Committee on the Status of Women conducted a survey examining the percentage of women faculty members within immunology departments or women in immunology graduate programs across 27 institutions in the United States, comparing it to the percentage of women receiving a Ph.D. Here, we examine the representation of women across these same 27 immunology departments and programs to examine changes in gender equity over the last 15 years.
October 17, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783257/is-poor-working-memory-a-transdiagnostic-risk-factor-for-psychopathology
#17
Cynthia Huang-Pollock, Zvi Shapiro, Hilary Galloway-Long, Alex Weigard
In contrast to historical conceptualizations that framed psychological disorders as distinct, categorical conditions, it is now widely understood that co- and multi-morbidities between disorders are extensive. As a result, there has been a call to better understand the dimensional liabilities that are common to and influence the development of multiple psychopathologies, as supported and exemplified by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework. We use a latent variable SEM approach to examine the degree to which working memory deficits represent a cognitive liability associated with the development of common and discrete dimensions of psychopathology...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782975/obliterative-versus-reconstructive-prolapse-repair-for-women-older-than-70-is-there-an-optimal-approach
#18
Sybil G Dessie, Alex Shapiro, Miriam J Haviland, Michele R Hacker, Eman A Elkadry
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate outcomes among women 70 years and older who underwent obliterative compared with reconstructive procedures for pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients 70 years and older who underwent surgical prolapse repair at our institution from January 2004 through June 2010. Only patients with at least 4 weeks of follow-up were included. Patient characteristics and relevant pre, intra, and postoperative information were abstracted from medical records...
January 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782829/the-effect-of-skin-to-skin-contact-at-birth-early-versus-immediate-on-the-duration-of-exclusive-human-lactancy-in-full-term-newborns-treated-at-the-cl%C3%A3-nica-universidad-de-la-sabana-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Sergio Agudelo, Oscar Gamboa, Fabio Rodríguez, Sandra Cala, Nathalie Gualdrón, Evelyn Obando, María Lucía Padrón
BACKGROUND: Human lactancy is a simple and cost-effective strategy that influences infant and maternal mortality rates. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) is an immediate postpartum period strategy that has proven to benefit the initiation and continuation of human lactation and to decrease hospitalization during the first week of life. This study aims to determine the effect of SSC initiation at birth (immediate versus early) in healthy, full-term newborns treated at the Universidad de La Sabana Clinic on the duration of exclusive human lactation...
October 26, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617057/complete-genome-sequence-of-desulfurivibrio-alkaliphilus-strain-aht2-t-a-haloalkaliphilic-sulfidogen-from-egyptian-hypersaline-alkaline-lakes
#20
Emily Denise Melton, Dimitry Y Sorokin, Lex Overmars, Olga Chertkov, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Natalia Ivanova, Nicole Shapiro, Nikos C Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Alla L Lapidus, Gerard Muyzer
Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2(T) is a strictly anaerobic sulfidogenic haloalkaliphile isolated from a composite sediment sample of eight hypersaline alkaline lakes in the Wadi al Natrun valley in the Egyptian Libyan Desert. D. alkaliphilus AHT2(T) is Gram-negative and belongs to the family Desulfobulbaceae within the Deltaproteobacteria. Here we report its genome sequence, which contains a 3.10 Mbp chromosome. D. alkaliphilus AHT2(T) is adapted to survive under highly alkaline and moderately saline conditions and therefore, is relevant to the biotechnology industry and life under extreme conditions...
2016: Standards in Genomic Sciences
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