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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943281/predictors-of-prolonged-hospitalizations-in-pediatric-complicated-pneumonia
#1
Oded Breuer, Elie Picard, Naama Benabu, Ira Erlichman, Joel Reiter, Reuven Tsabari, David Shoseyov, Eitan Kerem, Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh
BACKGROUND: Pediatric community acquired complicated pneumonia (PCACP) is characterized by a prolonged clinical course but this may be highly variable. METHODS: A multicenter observational study was conducted in order to develop and validate a clinical prediction tool for prolonged hospitalizations in PCACP. The derivation and validation cohorts consisted of 144 and 169 patients with PCACP, respectively, hospitalized between the years 1997-2017 in three tertiary care hospitals...
September 21, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943073/the-reliability-and-validity-of-a-venezuelan-version-of-the-bath-ankylosing-spondylitis-functional-index-basfi-and-bath-ankylosing-spondylitis-disease-activity-index-basdai
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Mayra Rauseo Vera, Luis Arturo Gutiérrez-González, Irama Maldonado, Soham Al Snih
INTRODUCTION: Spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are disabling diseases with a prevalence of 1.9% in the general population. The indices designed for monitoring the disease should be valid, reliable and cross-culturally adapted for decision-making concerning the appropriate treatment. Changing an adjective or pronoun in a self-administered questionnaire could be the big difference in condensing an idea in a few words and transmitting that concept to all those who share the same language. OBJECTIVES: To develop a Venezuelan version of the original English version of the BASDAI/BASFI and to evaluate its reliability and validity in Venezuelan patients with SpA...
September 21, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940551/type-1-diabetes-during-adolescence-international-comparison-between-germany-austria-and-sweden
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Lena Hanberger, Ulf Samuelsson, Reinhard W Holl, Elke Fröhlich-Reiterer, Karin Åkesson, Sabine Hofer
OBJECTIVES: By using pediatric diabetes quality registries in Austria, Germany, and Sweden treatment of type 1 diabetes and the outcome of care during the vulnerable adolescence period were compared. METHODS: Data in DPV, broadly used in Austria and Germany, and Swediabkids used in Sweden, from clinical visits in the year 2013 on 14 383 patients aged 11 to 16 years regarding hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), insulin regimen, body mass index (BMI)-SD score (SDS), blood pressure, hypoglycemia, ketoacidosis, and smoking habits were analyzed...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929988/3x2-classroom-goal-structures-motivational-regulations-self-concept-and-affectivity-in-secondary-school
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Antonio Méndez-Giménez, José-Antonio Cecchini-Estrada, Javier Fernández-Río, José Antonio Prieto Saborit, David Méndez-Alonso
The main objective was to analyze relationships and predictive patterns between 3x2 classroom goal structures (CGS), and motivational regulations, dimensions of self-concept, and affectivity in the context of secondary education. A sample of 1,347 secondary school students (56.6% young men, 43.4% young women) from 10 different provinces of Spain agreed to participate (M age = 13.43, SD = 1.05). Hierarchical regression analyses indicated the self-approach CGS was the most adaptive within the spectrum of self-determination, followed by the task-approach CGS...
September 20, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926868/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-in-juvenile-and-adult-type-1-diabetes-in-a-german-austrian-cohort
#5
Christina Reinauer, Esther Bollow, Elke Fröhlich-Reiterer, Katharina Laubner, Dominik Bergis, Christof Schöfl, Hans-Peter Kempe, Michael Hummel, Pia Hennes, Katja Gollisch, Holger Haberland, Nicolin Datz, Thomas Meissner, Reinhard W Holl
Context While an association between PCOS and type 2 diabetes is well established, to date there have been few data on clinical care of type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients with PCOS. Objective The aim of our study was to characterize T1D patients with the comorbidity of PCOS within the DPV cohort with regard to diabetes phenotype, therapy and metabolic control. Design and Setting Clinical data from the prospective German/Austrian DPV cohort on patients with T1D and documented PCOS (n=76) were compared to female T1D controls (n=32,566) in reproductive age...
September 19, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925974/if-you-build-it-they-will-come-initial-experience-with-a-multi-disciplinary-pediatric-neurocritical-care-follow-up-clinic
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Cydni N Williams, Aileen Kirby, Juan Piantino
Pediatric Neurocritical Care diagnoses account for a large proportion of intensive care admissions. Critical care survivors suffer high rates of long-term morbidity, including physical disability, cognitive impairment, and psychosocial dysfunction. To address these morbidities in Pediatric Neurocritical Care survivors, collaboration between Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Critical Care created a multidisciplinary follow-up clinic providing specialized evaluations after discharge. Clinic referrals apply to all Pediatric Neurocritical Care patients regardless of admission severity of illness...
September 19, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925352/bmps-direct-sensory-interneuron-identity-in-the-developing-spinal-cord-using-signal-specific-not-morphogenic-activities
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Madeline G Andrews, Lorenzo M Del Castillo, Eliana Ochoa-Bolton, Ken Yamauchi, Jan Smogorzewski, Samantha J Butler
The Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) family reiteratively signals to direct disparate cellular fates throughout embryogenesis. In the developing dorsal spinal cord, multiple BMPs are required to specify sensory interneurons (INs). Previous studies suggested that the BMPs act as concentration-dependent morphogens to direct IN identity, analogous to the manner in which sonic hedgehog patterns the ventral spinal cord. However, it remains unresolved how multiple BMPs would cooperate to establish a unified morphogen gradient...
September 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923968/soft-tubular-microfluidics-for-2d-and-3d-applications
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Wang Xi, Fang Kong, Joo Chuan Yeo, Longteng Yu, Surabhi Sonam, Ming Dao, Xiaobo Gong, Chwee Teck Lim
Microfluidics has been the key component for many applications, including biomedical devices, chemical processors, microactuators, and even wearable devices. This technology relies on soft lithography fabrication which requires cleanroom facilities. Although popular, this method is expensive and labor-intensive. Furthermore, current conventional microfluidic chips precludes reconfiguration, making reiterations in design very time-consuming and costly. To address these intrinsic drawbacks of microfabrication, we present an alternative solution for the rapid prototyping of microfluidic elements such as microtubes, valves, and pumps...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923813/bidirectional-text-messaging-to-improve-adherence-to-recommended-lipid-testing
#9
Laura-Mae Baldwin, Caitlin Morrison, Jonathan Griffin, Nick Anderson, Kelly Edwards, Jeff Green, Cleary Waldren, William Reiter
BACKGROUND: Synergies between technology and health care in the United States are accelerating, increasing opportunities to leverage these technologies to improve patient care. METHODS: This study was a collaboration between an academic study team, a rural primary care clinic, and a local nonprofit informatics company developing tools to improve patient care through population management. Our team created a text messaging management tool, then developed methods for and tested the feasibility of bidirectional text messaging to remind eligible patients about the need for lipid testing...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917552/crispr-correction-of-the-prkag2-gene-mutation-in-the-patient-s-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-eliminates-the-electrophysiological-and-structural-abnormalities
#10
Ronen Ben Jehuda, Binyamin Eisen, Yuval Shemer, Lucy N Mekies, Agnes Szantai, Irina Reiter, Huanhuan Cui, Kaomei Guan, Shiraz Haron-Khun, Dov Freimark, Silke R Sperling, Mihaela Gherghiceanu, Michael Arad, Ofer Binah
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the PRKAG2 gene encoding the γ-subunit of adenosine monophosphate-kinase (AMPK) cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and familial-Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW). Patients carrying the R302Q mutation in PRKAG2 present sinus bradycardia, escape rhythms, ventricular pre-excitation, supraventricular tachycardia and atrioventricular block. This mutation affects AMPK activity and increases glycogen storage in cardiomyocytes. The link between glycogen storage, WPW, HCM and arrhythmias remains unknown...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916664/safety-of-simultaneous-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-carotid-endarterectomy-versus-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Christian Weimar, Konstantinos Bilbilis, Jan Rekowski, Torulv Holst, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Martin Breuer, Manfred Dahm, Anno Diegeler, Arne Kowalski, Sven Martens, Friedrich W Mohr, Jiri Ondrášek, Beate Reiter, Peter Roth, Ralf Seipelt, Markus Siggelkow, Gustav Steinhoff, Anton Moritz, Mathias Wilhelmi, Gerhard Wimmer-Greinecker, Hans-Christoph Diener, Heinz Jakob, Claudia Ose, Andre Scherag, Stephan C Knipp
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The optimal operative strategy in patients with severe carotid artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is unknown. We sought to investigate the safety and efficacy of synchronous combined carotid endarterectomy and CABG as compared with isolated CABG. METHODS: Patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid artery stenosis ≥80% according to ECST (European Carotid Surgery Trial) ultrasound criteria (corresponding to ≥70% NASCET [North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial]) who required CABG surgery were randomly assigned to synchronous carotid endarterectomy+CABG or isolated CABG...
September 15, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911269/applicability-of-two-dimensional-surface-model-in-bacterial-biosorption-system-an-advanced-approach-in-bioremediation-of-metal-ions
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Vishal Mishra
The surface of Bacillus VMSDCM accession no. HQ108109 has been characterized at various pH values of the experimental solution. The boundary values of conditional parameter were used to develop a mathematical six lumped stochastic model for studying the surface chemistry of the bacterium cells. The results of the model were statistically analyzed to understand the strength of the proposed model. The simulation of the model was performed in Turbo C++ interface. The convergence values of the model were recorded and all the asymptotic points were neglected...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902132/penile-injuries-in-immunocastrated-and-entire-male-pigs-of-one-fattening-farm
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Simon Reiter, Susanne Zöls, Mathias Ritzmann, Volker Stefanski, Ulrike Weiler
Penile injuries in boars have been discussed as a relevant welfare problem in pork production with entire males (EM). The incidence of penile injuries with immunocastrated boars has not been described so far. Thus, it was the aim of this study to systematically compare frequency and severity of penile injuries in EM and IC. Incidence and size of penile injuries (wounds, scars, hematomas) were evaluated in 192 IC and 215 EM from one farm after slaughter (120 kg live weight; four batches (BA) in at least weekly intervals over five weeks)...
September 13, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899091/thermodynamic-origin-of-multi-layer-structures-in-langmuir-polymer-films
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Volker Knecht, Günter Reiter, Renate Reiter
The emergence of polymer-free water surface in a Langmuir polymer films at conditions where a homogeneous coverage has been expected previously is explained on the basis of the surface tensions of polymer and water, γ_(pv) and γ_(wv), respectively, as well as the interfacial tension between the two materials, γ_(pw). The polymer molecules considered are 22-residue poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate)(PBLG) peptides in α-helical conformation. Values for γ_(pv) and γ_(pw) derived from MD simulations are consistent with values inferred from experiments considering the emergence of polymer-free surface area for ultra thin films studied using the surface forces apparatus in earlier work...
September 12, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895560/tyrosine-kinase-inhibition-increases-the-cell-surface-localization-of-flt3-itd-and-enhances-flt3-directed-immunotherapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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K Reiter, H Polzer, C Krupka, A Maiser, B Vick, M Rothenberg-Thurley, K H Metzeler, D Dörfel, H R Salih, G Jung, E Nößner, I Jeremias, W Hiddemann, H Leonhardt, K Spiekermann, M Subklewe, P A Greif
The fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) receptor has been extensively studied over the past two decades with regard to oncogenic alterations that do not only serve as prognostic markers but also as therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Internal tandem duplications (ITDs) became of special interest in this setting as they are associated with unfavorable prognosis. Because of sequence-dependent protein conformational changes FLT3-ITD tends to autophosphorylate and displays a constitutive intracellular localization...
August 14, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890326/taurolidine-based-catheter-lock-regimen-significantly-reduces-overall-costs-infection-and-dysfunction-rates-of-tunneled-hemodialysis-catheters
#16
Wolfgang Winnicki, Harald Herkner, Matthias Lorenz, Ammon Handisurya, Željko Kikić, Bernhard Bielesz, Benjamin Schairer, Thomas Reiter, Farsad Eskandary, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Guerkan Sengoelge
Catheter-related infections and dysfunction are the main catheter complications causing morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. However, there are no consistent data for the choice of catheter lock solutions for tunneled hemodialysis lines. In this prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial, two lock regimens using three commercial catheter lock solutions were compared in 106 hemodialysis patients with a newly inserted tunneled central catheter. In the taurolidine group, TauroLock™-Hep500 was used twice per week and TauroLock™-U25,000 once a week...
September 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889829/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-reflects-inflammation-and-is-not-a-reliable-renal-biomarker-in-neonates-and-infants-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Karl Reiter, Gunter Balling, Vittorio Bonelli, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Siegmund Lorenz Braun, Peter Ewert, Bettina Ruf
Introduction Acute kidney injury is a frequent complication after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in infants. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin has been suggested to be a promising early biomarker of impending acute kidney injury. On the other hand, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin has been shown to be elevated in systemic inflammatory diseases without renal impairment. In this secondary analysis of data from our previous study on acute kidney injury after infant cardiac surgery, our hypothesis was that neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin may be associated with surgery-related inflammation...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889718/-reactive-arthritis-during-the-second-course-of-intravesical-bcg-therapy-requiring-administration-of-methotrexate-a-case-report
#18
Ryosuke Ikeuchi, Takuro Sunada, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Toru Yoshida, Yuya Tabuchi, Yoichiro Kajita, Takehiko Segawa
Reactive arthritis, formerly called Reiter's syndrome, is one of the rare complications following intravesical instillation of Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG). A 58-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of fever, hyperemia of conjunctiva, and arthralgia following the second course of intravesical instillation of BCG in the treatment of pT1 and pTis bladder cancer. We diagnosed him with reactive arthritis due to the clinical course. Reactive arthritis is usually well controlled with the discontinuation of instillation and administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...
August 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888970/glial-overexpression-of-dube3a-causes-seizures-and-synaptic-impairments-in-drosophila-concomitant-with-down-regulation-of-the-na-k-pump-atp%C3%AE
#19
Kevin A Hope, Mark S LeDoux, Lawrence T Reiter
Duplication 15q syndrome (Dup15q) is an autism-associated disorder co-incident with high rates of pediatric epilepsy. Additional copies of the E3 ubiquitin ligase UBE3A are thought to cause Dup15q phenotypes, yet models overexpressing UBE3A in neurons have not recapitulated the epilepsy phenotype. We show that Drosophila endogenously expresses Dube3a (fly UBE3A homolog) in glial cells and neurons, prompting an investigation into the consequences of glial Dube3a overexpression. Here we expand on previous work showing that the Na(+)/K(+) pump ATPα is a direct ubiquitin ligase substrate of Dube3a...
September 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888090/type-3-renal-tubular-acidosis-associated-with-growth-hormone-deficiency
#20
Yin Ping Liew, Timothy A Rogers, Jane L Garb, Holley F Allen, Edward O Reiter, Thomas J Campfield, Vikas R Dharnidharka, Gregory L Braden
BACKGROUND: We identified two boys with type 3 renal tubular acidosis (RTA) and growth hormone deficiency and we sought to differentiate them from children with classic type 1 distal RTA. METHODS: We reviewed all children <6 years of age with RTA referred over a 13-year period and compared the growth response to alkali therapy in these two boys and in 28 children with only type 1 distal RTA. RESULTS: All children with type 1 RTA reached the 5th percentile or higher on CDC growth charts within 2 years of alkali therapy...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
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