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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549805/immunization-requirements-of-the-top-200-universities-implications-for-vaccine-hesitant-families
#1
Allison Noesekabel, Ada M Fenick
BACKGROUND: The majority of pediatricians encounter vaccine hesitancy in their practices. As part of a broad discussion about vaccination, school requirements arise as a topic yet providers may lack information about the effects of immunization on university matriculation. METHODS: We surveyed the top-ranked 200 universities regarding required immunizations, medical, religious, and philosophical exemptions, and noncompliance policies. We examined the legal requirements for involved jurisdictions...
May 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539998/correlation-between-cannabidiol-induced-reduction-of-infarct-volume-and-inflammatory-factors-expression-in-ischemic-stroke-model
#2
Sepideh Khaksar, Mohammad Reza Bigdeli
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies demonstrated that cannabidiol had neuroprotective property. There is some evidence about effective role of cannabidiol in reduction of ischemic damages. It has been reported that infarct size is influenced by various factors after MCAO, including inflammatory factors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of cannabidiol on infarction volume and correlation of infarct size with tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1), and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) expression...
March 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539198/total-usual-intake-of-shortfall-nutrients-varies-with-poverty-among-us-adults
#3
Regan L Bailey, Sharon R Akabas, Erin E Paxson, Sowmyanarayanan V Thuppal, Shilpa Saklani, Katherine L Tucker
OBJECTIVE: To examine shortfall nutrient intakes (ie, calcium, folate, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, D, and E) by poverty-to-income ratio (PIR). DESIGN: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012, a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS: US adults with complete data on poverty status and diet were included (n = 4,524). ANALYSIS: The National Cancer Institute method was used to estimate total usual micronutrient intakes from foods, beverages, medications, and dietary supplements reported on 2 24-hour dietary recalls using measurement error correction...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508930/assessing-psychological-insulin-resistance-in-type-2-diabetes-a-critical-comparison-of-measures
#4
REVIEW
E Holmes-Truscott, F Pouwer, J Speight
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aims to examine the operationalisation of 'psychological insulin resistance' (PIR) among people with type 2 diabetes and to identify and critique relevant measures. RECENT FINDINGS: PIR has been operationalised as (1) the assessment of attitudes or beliefs about insulin therapy and (2) hypothetical or actual resistance, or unwillingness, to use to insulin. Five validated PIR questionnaires were identified. None was fully comprehensive of all aspects of PIR, and the rigour and reporting of questionnaire development and psychometric validation varied considerably between measures...
July 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506037/diversity-of-vir-genes-in-plasmodium-vivax-from-endemic-regions-in-the-republic-of-korea-an-initial-evaluation
#5
Ui-Han Son, Sylvatrie-Danne Dinzouna-Boutamba, Sanghyun Lee, Hae Soo Yun, Jung-Yeon Kim, So-Young Joo, Sookwan Jeong, Man Hee Rhee, Yeonchul Hong, Dong-Il Chung, Dongmi Kwak, Youn-Kyoung Goo
Variant surface antigens (VSAs) encoded by pir families are considered to be the key proteins used by many Plasmodium spp. to escape the host immune system by antigenic variation. This attribute of VSAs is a critical issue in the development of a novel vaccine. In this regard, a population genetic study of vir genes from Plasmodium vivax was performed in the Republic of Korea (ROK). Eighty-five venous blood samples and 4 of the vir genes, namely vir 27, vir 21, vir 12, and vir 4, were selected for study. The number of segregating sites (S), number of haplotypes (H), haplotype diversity (Hd), DNA diversity (π and Θw), and Tajima's D test value were conducted...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497254/9-phenanthrol-modulates-postinhibitory-rebound-and-afterhyperpolarizing-potentials-in-an-excitatory-motor-neuron-of-the-medicinal-leech
#6
James D Angstadt, Joshua R Giordano, Alexander J Goncalves
Postinhibitory rebound (PIR) responses in leech dorsal excitatory motor neurons (cell DE-3) are eliminated by Ca(2+) channel blockers but also exhibit a strong dependence on extracellular Na(+). These features could be explained by a voltage-gated Ca(2+) current acting in concert with a Ca(2+)-activated nonspecific current (ICAN). In vertebrates, ICAN is associated with TRPM4 channels which are blocked selectively by 9-phenanthrol. Here, we show that 9-phenanthrol selectively inhibits a late phase of PIR and simultaneously enhances afterhyperpolarizing potentials (AHPs)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495773/new-sequence-types-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-isolated-from-a-malaysian-aquaculture-pond-as-revealed-by-whole-genome-sequencing
#7
Soon Man Foo, Wilhelm Wei Han Eng, Yin Peng Lee, Kimberly Gui, Han Ming Gan
The acquisition of Photorhabdus insect-related (Pir) toxin-like genes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus has been linked to hepatopancreatic necrosis disease in shrimp. We report the whole-genome sequences of genetically virulent and avirulent V. parahaemolyticus isolated from a Malaysian aquaculture pond and show that they represent previously unreported sequence types of V. parahaemolyticus.
May 11, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493440/tear-production-intraocular-pressure-and-conjunctival-bacterial-flora-in-selected-captive-wild-ruminants
#8
Pavel Kvapil, Tina Pirš, Brigita Slavec, Roman Luštrik, Tadej Zemljič, Eva Bártová, Bojana Stranjac, Marjan Kastelic
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of tear production (Schirmer's tear test, STT) and measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) were performed in a population of captive wild ungulates in a Slovenian ZOO during routine annual health check. ANIMALS STUDIED: In total, 10 fallow deer (Dama dama), 25 mouflons (Ovis aries musimon), 20 alpine ibexes (Capra ibex), and three alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) were included in the study. METHODS: Tear production was performed by Schirmer's tear test, IOP was measured with an applanation tonometer, and ophthalmological examination was conducted with slit-lamp biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy...
May 11, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481507/superinsulating-polyisocyanate-based-aerogels-a-targeted-search-for-the-optimum-solvent-system
#9
Zhiyuan Zhu, Geert Snellings, Matthias M Koebel, Wim J Malfait
Polyisocyanate based aerogels combine ultra-low thermal conductivities with better mechanical properties than silica aerogel, but these properties critically depend on the nature of the gelation solvent, perhaps more so than on any other parameter. Here, we present a systematic study of the relationship between the polyurethane-polyisocyanurate (PUR-PIR) aerogel microstructure, surface area, thermal conductivity and density and the gelation solvent's Hansen solubility parameters for an industrially relevant PUR-PIR rigid foam formulation...
May 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463211/-pregnancy-and-postpartum-control-in-hiv-infected-women
#10
Eduardo M Warley, Silvina Tavella, Alejandra Rosas
Pregnancy and postpartum control in HIV infected women. We present data from a retrospective observational descriptive study with the objective of evaluating characteristics of HIV-infected pregnant women, analyze the level of control of pregnancy and assess adherence to treatment and loss of follow up after delivery. We analyzed reported data of 104 pregnancies, 32.7% of them under 25 years old. The diagnosis was performed as part of pregnancy control in 36.5% of women. TARV started before 24 weeks of pregnancy in 70% of them and a regimen with 2 nucleos(t)ides and 1 ritonavir potenciated protease inhibitor (PIr) was prescribed in 84...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460486/small-rna-sequencing-reveals-metastasis-related-micrornas-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#11
Iben Daugaard, Morten T Venø, Yan Yan, Tina E Kjeldsen, Philippe Lamy, Henrik Hager, Jørgen Kjems, Lise Lotte Hansen
The majority of lung cancer deaths are caused by metastatic disease. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are posttranscriptional regulators of gene expression and miRNA dysregulation can contribute to metastatic progression. Here, small RNA sequencing was used to profile the miRNA and piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA) transcriptomes in relation to lung cancer metastasis. RNA-seq was performed using RNA extracted from formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) lung adenocarcinomas (LAC) and brain metastases from 8 patients, and LACs from 8 patients without detectable metastatic disease...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425047/can-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-antibody-reverse-radiation-necrosis-a-preclinical-investigation
#12
Chong Duan, Carlos J Perez-Torres, Liya Yuan, John A Engelbach, Scott C Beeman, Christina I Tsien, Keith M Rich, Robert E Schmidt, Joseph J H Ackerman, Joel R Garbow
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) antibodies are a promising new treatment for late time-to-onset radiation-induced necrosis (RN). We sought to evaluate and validate the response to anti-VEGF antibody in a mouse model of RN. Mice were irradiated with the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™ and then treated with anti-VEGF antibody, beginning at post-irradiation (PIR) week 8. RN progression was monitored via anatomic and diffusion MRI from weeks 4-12 PIR. Standard histology, using haematoxylin and eosin (H&E), and immunohistochemistry staining were used to validate the response to treatment...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423657/identification-and-characterization-of-rassf1c-pirna-target-genes-in-lung-cancer-cells
#13
Mark E Reeves, Mathew Firek, Abdullaati Jliedi, Yousef G Amaar
RASSF1C up-regulates important genes involved in lung cancer cell growth, including a stem cell self-renewal gene, piwil1. In this article, we report the identification of small noncoding PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in lung cancer cells over-expressing RASSF1C. A piRNA microarray screen was performed using RNA isolated from the lung cancer cell line H1299 stably over-expressing RASSF1C and corresponding control. The piRNA microarray screen identified several piRNAs that are regulated by RASSF1C and we have validated the expression of two up-regulated piRNAs (piR-34871 and piR-52200) and two down-regulated piRNAs (piR-35127 and piR-46545) in lung cancer cells with silenced and over-expressed RASSF1C using RT-PCR...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414797/big1-is-required-for-the-survival-of-deep-layer-neurons-neuronal-polarity-and-the-formation-of-axonal-tracts-between-the-thalamus-and-neocortex-in-developing-brain
#14
Jia-Jie Teoh, Tomohiko Iwano, Masataka Kunii, Nur Atik, Erda Avriyanti, Shin-Ichiro Yoshimura, Kenta Moriwaki, Akihiro Harada
BIG1, an activator protein of the small GTPase, Arf, and encoded by the Arfgef1 gene, is one of candidate genes for epileptic encephalopathy. To know the involvement of BIG1 in epileptic encephalopathy, we analyzed BIG1-deficient mice and found that BIG1 regulates neurite outgrowth and brain development in vitro and in vivo. The loss of BIG1 decreased the size of the neocortex and hippocampus. In BIG1-deficient mice, the neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs) and the interneurons were unaffected. However, Tbr1+ and Ctip2+ deep layer (DL) neurons showed spatial-temporal dependent apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407201/cancer-incidence-profile-in-sub-saharan-african-born-blacks-in-the-united-states-similarities-and-differences-with-us-born-non-hispanic-blacks
#15
Genet A Medhanie, Stacey A Fedewa, Hibret Adissu, Carol E DeSantis, Rebecca L Siegel, Ahmedin Jemal
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan African-born blacks (ABs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. However, to the authors' knowledge, data regarding the cancer burden in this group are lacking, which would inform targeted cancer prevention and control. METHODS: The authors calculated age-standardized proportional incidence ratios (PIRs) comparing the frequency of the top 15 cancers in ABs with that of US-born non-Hispanic blacks (USBs) by sex and region of birth using incidence data for 2000 through 2012 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER 17) program...
April 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325293/a-pirna-like-small-rna-induces-chemoresistance-to-cisplatin-based-therapy-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Yuyan Wang, Tyler Gable, Mark Z Ma, David Clark, Jun Zhao, Yi Zhang, Wei Liu, Li Mao, Yuping Mei
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Although advanced drugs have benefitted patients, therapeutic success has largely been hampered because of rapid development of resistance. Here we report that PIWI-interacting RNA likes (piR-Ls), a novel type of functional sncRNAs, play key roles in chemoresistance to cisplatin (CDDP)-based chemotherapy in lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). piR-L-138 was upregulated upon CDDP-based chemotherapy both in LSCC cells and in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) LSCC models...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323037/a-phosphorylation-wide-sncrna-screen-reveals-protein-functional-effector-sncrnas-pfernas-in-human-lung-somatic-cells
#17
Tyler Gable, Yuyan Wang, David Clark, Priti Kumari, Amol Carl Shetty, Mao Li, Yuping Mei
We recently reported that PIWI-interacting RNAs likes (piR-Ls) could regulate functions of the interacting phosphorylated proteins (p-Proteins). In addition, except for writers and erasers, functional efficacy of p-Proteins on their readers still remains unknown. We, therefore, reasoned there was a type of sncRNAs which could regulate functional efficacy of p-Proteins. Here, we profiled sncRNAs interacting with phosphorylated -Ser, -Thr and -Tyr residues in 3 HBE and 4 lung SCC cell lines, investigated effects and mechanisms of phosphorylated-residue-interacting sncRNAs...
March 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321702/association-between-level-of-urinary-trace-heavy-metals-and-obesity-among-children-aged-6-19%C3%A2-years-nhanes-1999-2011
#18
Wentao Shao, Qian Liu, Xiaowei He, Hui Liu, Aihua Gu, Zhaoyan Jiang
Global prevalence of obesity has been increasing dramatically in all ages. Although traditional causes for obesity development have been studied widely, it is unclear whether environmental exposure of substances such as trace heavy metals affects obesity development among children and adolescents so far. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2011) were retrieved, and 6602 US children were analyzed in this study. Urinary level of nine trace heavy metals, including barium, cadmium, cobalt, cesium, molybdenum, lead, antimony, thallium, and tungsten, was analyzed for their association with the prevalence of obesity among children aged 6-19 years...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290193/molecularly-imprinted-plasmonic-substrates-for-specific-and-ultrasensitive-immunoassay-of-trace-glycoproteins-in-biological-samples
#19
Pir Muhammad, Xueying Tu, Jia Liu, Yijia Wang, Zhen Liu
Assays of glycoproteins hold significant biological importance and clinical values, for which immunoassay has been the workhorse tool. As immunoassays are associated with disadvantages such as poor availability of high-specificity antibodies, limited stability of biological reagents, and tedious procedure, innovative alternatives that can overcome these drawbacks are highly desirable. Plasmonic immunosandwich assay (PISA) has emerged as an appealing alternative to immunoassay for fast and sensitive determination of trace glycoproteins in biosamples...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286721/functional-outcome-after-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-dominant-or-non-dominant-malignant-middle-cerebral-infarcts
#20
Bilal Kamal Alam, Ahmed S Bukhari, Salman Assad, Pir Muhammad Siddique, Haider Ghazanfar, Muhammad Junaid Niaz, Maryam Kundi, Saima Shah, Maimoona Siddiqui
BACKGROUND:  The use of decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been studied in the setting of different conditions, including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The rationale of this study is to determine the functional outcome after DC in patients with malignant MCA infarcts. METHODS:  A longitudinal cohort study was performed based on patients diagnosed with malignant MCA territory infarction admitted to the Neurosurgery Department of a tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan between July 2015 and November 2016...
January 26, 2017: Curēus
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