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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915262/procedural-outcomes-of-fluoroless-catheter-ablation-outside-the-traditional-catheterization-lab
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Amee M Bigelow, Philip C Smith, Dylan T Timberlake, Neil L McNinch, Grace L Smith, John R Lane, John M Clark
AIMS: Non-fluoroscopic catheter ablation is becoming routine. In experienced centres, fluoroscopy is rarely required. The use of a traditional catheterization lab (cath lab) may no longer be necessary. We began performing catheter ablations at a paediatric centre outside the traditional cardiac cath lab in 2013. The purpose of this study was to compare procedural features of paediatric catheter ablation performed outside the cath lab to those performed within a cath lab. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively looked at patients presenting to the paediatric centre with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) undergoing catheter ablation outside the cath lab in a standard operating room (OR group)...
December 2, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915258/testing-and-testing-positive-childhood-adversities-and-later-life-hiv-status-among-kenyan-women-and-their-partners
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Michael L Goodman, Lauren Raimer-Goodman, Catherine X Chen, Astrid Grouls, Stanley Gitari, Philip H Keiser
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences are a critical feature of lifelong health. No research assesses whether childhood adversities predict HIV-testing behaviors, and little research analyzes childhood adversities and later life HIV status in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We use regression models with cross-sectional data from a representative sample (n = 1974) to analyze whether adverse childhood experiences, separately or as cumulative exposures, predict reports of later life HIV testing and testing HIV+ among semi-rural Kenyan women and their partners...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915204/powerpiinc-preoperative-window-of-endocrine-therapy-provides-information-to-increase-compliance-trial-changes-in-tumor-proliferation-index-and-quality-of-life-with-7-days-of-preoperative-tamoxifen
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Adam L Cohen, Rachel E Factor, Kathi Mooney, Mohamed E Salama, Mark Wade, Victoria Serpico, Emily Ostrander, Edward Nelson, Jane Porretta, Cindy Matsen, Philip Bernard, Ken Boucher, Leigh Neumayer
OBJECTIVES: A decrease in Ki67 during neoadjuvant therapy predicts response to tamoxifen. Previous trials have shown a decreased Ki67 in breast tumors with as little as two or more weeks of preoperative tamoxifen. Shortening the preoperative treatment time in window of opportunity clinical trials makes these trials more attractive to women. POWERPIINC examined the effect of 7 days of preoperative tamoxifen on breast tumor proliferation and patient symptoms. METHODS: Women with untreated stage I/II, ER-positive, invasive breast cancer with no contraindications to tamoxifen were enrolled...
December 1, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915165/re-assessing-gallium-67-as-a-therapeutic-radionuclide
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Muhamad F Bin Othman, Nabil R Mitry, Valerie J Lewington, Philip J Blower, Samantha Y A Terry
INTRODUCTION: Despite its desirable half-life and low energy Auger electrons that travel further than for other radionuclides, (67)Ga has been neglected as a therapeutic radionuclide. Here, (67)Ga is compared with Auger electron emitter (111)In as a potential therapeutic radionuclide. METHODS: Plasmid pBR322 studies allowed direct comparison between (67)Ga and (111)In (1MBq) in causing DNA damage, including the effect of chelators (EDTA and DTPA) and the effects of a free radical scavenger (DMSO)...
October 29, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914974/nonmedical-use-of-prescription-opioids-and-heroin-use-among-adolescents-involved-in-competitive-sports
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Philip Veliz, Carol J Boyd, Sean Esteban McCabe
PURPOSE: Examine the past-year prevalence of nonmedical use of prescription opioids (NUPOs), heroin use, and the concurrent NUPO and heroin in a sample of 12th graders involved in 16 different sports. METHODS: A secondary analysis of nationally representative data from nine cohorts (2006-2014) of the Monitoring the Future study (n = 21,557). RESULTS: No differences were found between 12th graders who participated in at least one competitive sport and nonparticipants with respect to past-year NUPO, heroin use, and concurrent NUPO and heroin use...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914650/towards-upright-pedalling-to-drive-recovery-in-people-who-cannot-walk-in-the-first-weeks-after-stroke-movement-patterns-and-measurement
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Nicola J Hancock, Lee Shepstone, Philip Rowe, Phyo K Myint, Valerie M Pomeroy
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether people who are within 31days of stroke onset are able to produce controlled lower limb movement, and phasic activity in antagonistic lower limb muscle groups, during Upright Pedalling (UP). DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Acute stroke unit within a University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Eight adults between 3 and 30days from stroke onset, with unilateral lower limb paresis and unable to walk without assistance...
November 15, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914490/bleeding-risk-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-diabetes-prescribed-dual-anti-platelet-therapy
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Anna Grodzinsky, Suzanne V Arnold, Tracy Y Wang, Praneet Sharma, Kensey Gosch, Philip G Jones, Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Darren K McGuire, David J Cohen, John A Spertus, Adnan K Chhatriwalla, Marcus Lind, Garth Graham, Mikhail Kosiborod
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) experience higher rates of in-stent restenosis and greater benefit from drug-eluting stents implant at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), necessitating prolonged dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT). While DAPT reduces risk of ischemic events post-PCI, it also increases risk of bleeding. Whether bleeding rates differ among patients with and without DM, receiving long-term DAPT is unknown. METHODS: Among patients who underwent PCI and were maintained on DAPT for 1 year in a multicenter US registry, we assessed patient-reported bleeding over one year following PCI in patients with and without DM...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914473/effectiveness-of-enhanced-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-cbt-e-for-eating-disorders-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Martie de Jong, Kees Korrelboom, Iris van der Meer, Mathijs Deen, Hans W Hoek, Philip Spinhoven
BACKGROUND: While eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is the most common eating disorder (ED) diagnosis in routine clinical practice, no specific treatment methods for this diagnosis have yet been developed and studied. Enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E) has been described and put to the test as a transdiagnostic treatment protocol for all EDs, including EDNOS. Initial research in the UK suggests that CBT-E is more effective for EDs, especially bulimia nervosa (BN) and EDNOS, than the earlier version of CBT...
December 3, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914419/multi-objective-optimization-of-acoustic-black-hole-vibration-absorbers
#9
Micah R Shepherd, Philip A Feurtado, Stephen C Conlon
Structures with power law tapers exhibit the acoustic black hole (ABH) effect and can be used for vibration reduction. However, the design of ABHs for vibration reduction requires consideration of the underlying theory and its regions of validity. To address the competing nature of the best ABH design for vibration reduction and the underlying theoretical assumptions, a multi-objective approach is used to find the lowest frequency where both criteria are sufficiently met. The Pareto optimality curve is estimated for a range of ABH design parameters...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914404/high-frequency-imaging-and-elastic-effects-for-a-solid-cylinder-with-axis-oblique-relative-to-a-nearby-horizontal-surface
#10
Daniel S Plotnick, Philip L Marston
The calibrated acoustic backscattering spectrum versus aspect angle, also called the "acoustic color" or "acoustic template," of solid cylinders located near a flat interface was previously studied for the case where the cylinder axis was vertically oblique relative to the interface and was insonified by a beam at a non-zero grazing angle. The presence of the interface allows for multiple paths by which sound is backscattered. These multipaths are highly dependent on the relative orientations of the target, the interface, and the source/receiver...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914009/serum-response-factor-srf-ablation-interferes-with-acute-stress-associated-immediate-and-long-term-coping-mechanisms
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Annemarie Zimprich, Gabi Mroz, Christopher Meyer Zu Reckendorf, Sofia Anastasiadou, Philip Förstner, Lillian Garrett, Sabine M Hölter, Lore Becker, Jan Rozman, Cornelia Prehn, Birgit Rathkolb, Kristin Moreth, Wolfgang Wurst, Thomas Klopstock, Martin Klingenspor, Jerzy Adamski, Eckhard Wolf, Raffi Bekeredjian, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Bernd Knöll
Stress experience modulates behavior, metabolism, and energy expenditure of organisms. One molecular hallmark of an acute stress response is a rapid induction of immediate early genes (IEGs) such as c-Fos and Egr family members. IEG transcription in neurons is mediated by the neuronal activity-driven gene regulator serum response factor (SRF). We show a first role of SRF in immediate and long-lasting acute restraint stress (AS) responses. For this, we employed a standardized mouse phenotyping protocol at the German Mouse Clinic (GMC) including behavioral, metabolic, and cardiologic tests as well as gene expression profiling to analyze the consequences of forebrain-specific SRF deletion in mice exposed to AS...
December 2, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913725/in-vivo-expression-technology-and-5-end-mapping-of-the-borrelia-burgdorferi-transcriptome-identify-novel-rnas-expressed-during-mammalian-infection
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Philip P Adams, Carlos Flores Avile, Niko Popitsch, Ivana Bilusic, Renée Schroeder, Meghan Lybecker, Mollie W Jewett
Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterial pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, modulates its gene expression profile in response to the environments encountered throughout its tick-mammal infectious cycle. To begin to characterize the B. burgdorferi transcriptome during murine infection, we previously employed an in vivo expression technology-based approach (BbIVET). This identified 233 putative promoters, many of which mapped to un-annotated regions of the complex, segmented genome. Herein, we globally identify the 5' end transcriptome of B...
December 1, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913695/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-coenzyme-q10-in-huntington-disease
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Andrew McGarry, Michael McDermott, Karl Kieburtz, Elisabeth A de Blieck, Flint Beal, Karen Marder, Christopher Ross, Ira Shoulson, Peter Gilbert, William M Mallonee, Mark Guttman, Joanne Wojcieszek, Rajeev Kumar, Mark S LeDoux, Mary Jenkins, H Diana Rosas, Martha Nance, Kevin Biglan, Peter Como, Richard M Dubinsky, Kathleen M Shannon, Padraig O'Suilleabhain, Kelvin Chou, Francis Walker, Wayne Martin, Vicki L Wheelock, Elizabeth McCusker, Joseph Jankovic, Carlos Singer, Juan Sanchez-Ramos, Burton Scott, Oksana Suchowersky, Stewart A Factor, Donald S Higgins, Eric Molho, Fredy Revilla, John N Caviness, Joseph H Friedman, Joel S Perlmutter, Andrew Feigin, Karen Anderson, Ramon Rodriguez, Nikolaus R McFarland, Russell L Margolis, Eric S Farbman, Lynn A Raymond, Valerie Suski, Sandra Kostyk, Amy Colcher, Lauren Seeberger, Eric Epping, Sherali Esmail, Nancy Diaz, Wai Lun Alan Fung, Alan Diamond, Samuel Frank, Philip Hanna, Neal Hermanowicz, Leon S Dure, Merit Cudkowicz
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that chronic treatment of early-stage Huntington disease (HD) with high-dose coenzyme Q10 (CoQ) will slow the progressive functional decline of HD. METHODS: We performed a multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Patients with early-stage HD (n = 609) were enrolled at 48 sites in the United States, Canada, and Australia from 2008 to 2012. Patients were randomized to receive either CoQ 2,400 mg/d or matching placebo, then followed for 60 months...
December 2, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913643/biogenesis-and-transcriptional-regulation-of-long-noncoding-rnas-in-the-human-immune-system
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REVIEW
Charles F Spurlock, Philip S Crooke, Thomas M Aune
The central dogma of molecular biology states that DNA makes RNA makes protein. Discoveries over the last quarter of a century found that the process of DNA transcription into RNA gives rise to a diverse array of functional RNA species, including genes that code for protein and noncoding RNAs. For decades, the focus has been on understanding how protein-coding genes are regulated to influence protein expression. However, with the completion of the Human Genome Project and follow-up ENCODE data, it is now appreciated that only 2-3% of the genome codes for protein-coding gene exons and that the bulk of the transcribed genome, apart from ribosomal RNAs, is at the level of noncoding RNA genes...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913567/drug-repositioning-screens-identify-triamterene-as-a-selective-drug-for-the-treatment-of-dna-mismatch-repair-deficient-cells
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Delphine Guillotin, Philip Austin, Rumena Begum, Marta O Freitas, Ashirwad Merve, Tim Brend, Susan C Short, Silvia Marino, Sarah A Martin
PURPOSE: The DNA Mismatch repair (MMR) pathway is required for the maintenance of genome stability. Unsurprisingly, mutations in MMR genes occur in a wide range of different cancers. Studies thus far have largely focused on specific tumor types or MMR mutations, however it is becoming increasingly clear that a therapy targeting MMR-deficiency in general would be clinically very beneficial. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Based on a drug-repositioning approach, we screened a large panel of cell lines with various MMR deficiencies from a range of different tumor types with a compound drug library of previously approved drugs...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913522/role-of-stem-cell-transplant-and-maintenance-therapy-in-plasma-cell-disorders
#16
Philip L McCarthy, Sarah A Holstein
Autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) has been an important component of therapy for myeloma patients eligible for high-dose chemotherapy. Recent studies comparing early transplant to low-dose chemotherapy support the continued use of ASCT as consolidation following induction therapy, even in the era of immunomodulatory drugs, proteasome inhibitors, and other novel agents. Despite the marked improvements in outcomes with this approach, most patients will eventually experience disease progression. Thus, inclusion of post-ASCT consolidation/maintenance strategies is used to improve long-term disease control...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913437/surface-expression-of-tgf%C3%AE-docking-receptor-garp-promotes-oncogenesis-and-immune-tolerance-in-breast-cancer
#17
Alessandra Metelli, Bill X Wu, Caroline W Fugle, Saleh Rachidi, Shaoli Sun, Yongliang Zhang, Jennifer Wu, Stephen Tomlinson, Philip H Howe, Yi Yang, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Bei Liu, Zihai Li
GARP encoded by the Lrrc32 gene is the cell surface docking receptor for latent TGFβ, which is expressed naturally by platelets and regulatory T cells (Treg). Although Lrrc32 is amplified frequently in breast cancer, the expression and relevant functions of GARP in cancer have not been explored. Here, we report that GARP exerts oncogenic effects, promoting immune tolerance by enriching and activating latent TGFβ in the tumor microenvironment. We found that human breast, lung, and colon cancers expressed GARP aberrantly...
October 20, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913370/asymptotic-fuzzy-neural-network-control-for-pure-feedback-stochastic-systems-based-on-a-semi-nussbaum-function-technique
#18
Ci Chen, Zhi Liu, Kan Xie, Yun Zhang, C L Philip Chen
Most existing control results for pure-feedback stochastic systems are limited to a condition that tracking errors are bounded in probability. Departing from such bounded results, this paper proposes an asymptotic fuzzy neural network control for pure-feedback stochastic systems. The control goal is realized by proposing a novel semi-Nussbaum function-based technique and employing it in adaptive backstepping controller design. The proposed Nussbaum function is integrated with adaptive control technique to guarantee that the tracking error is asymptotically stable in probability...
November 28, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913328/subharmonic-response-of-polymer-contrast-agents-based-on-the-empirical-mode-decomposition
#19
Rintaro Hayashi, John S Allen, Parag V Chitnis, Jonathan Mamou, Jeffrey A Ketterling
The subharmonic threshold for ultrasound contrast agents has been defined as a 20-25 dB difference between the fundamental and subharmonic (2/1) spectral components of the backscatter signal. However, this Fourier-based criterion assumes a linear time-invariant signal. A more appropriate criterion for short cycle and frequency-modulated waveforms is proposed with an adaptive signal-processing approach based on the empirical mode decomposition (EMD) method. The signal is decomposed into an orthogonal basis known as intrinsic mode functions (IMFs) and a subharmonic threshold is defined with respect to the energy ratio of the subharmonic IMF component to that of the incident signal...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913159/assessing-functional-performance-using-computer-based-simulations-of-everyday-activities
#20
Sara J Czaja, David A Loewenstein, Chin Chin Lee, Shih Hua Fu, Philip D Harvey
Current functional capacity (FC) measures for patients with schizophrenia typically involve informant assessments or are in paper and pencil format, requiring in-person administration by a skilled assessor. This approach presents logistic problems and limits the possibilities for remote assessment, an important issue for these patients. This study evaluated the feasibility of using a computer-based assessment battery, including simulations of everyday activities. The battery was compared to in-person standard assessments of cognition and FC with respect to baseline convergence and sensitivity to group differences...
November 29, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
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