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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772030/correction-gestational-dietary-protein-is-associated-with-sex-specific-decrease-in-blood-flow-fetal-heart-growth-and-post-natal-blood-pressure-of-progeny
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Juan H Hernandez-Medrano, Katrina J Copping, Andrew Hoare, Wendela Wapanaar, Rosalie Grivell, Tim Kuchel, Giuliana Miguel-Pacheco, I Caroline McMillen, Raymond J Rodgers, Viv E A Perry
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125694.].
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771718/evaluation-of-drug-effects-on-cerebral-blood-flow-and-glucose-uptake-in-un-anesthetized-and-un-stimulated-rats-application-of-free-moving-apparatus-enabling-to-keep-rats-free-during-pet-spect-tracer-injection-and-uptake
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Taku Sugita, Yusuke Kondo, Seigo Ishino, Ikuo Mori, Takashi Horiguchi, Mikako Ogawa, Yasuhiro Magata
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is the development of novel fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG)-PET and Tc-hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (HMPAO) SPECT methods with free-moving apparatus on conscious rats to investigate brain activity without the effects of anesthesia and tactual stimulation. We also assessed the sensitivity of the experimental system by an intervention study using fluoxetine as a reference drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A catheter was inserted into the femoral vein and connected to a free-moving cannula system...
May 15, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763267/top-20-research-studies-of-2017-for-primary-care-physicians
#3
Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the clinical questions and bottom-line answers from these studies. Blood pressure should be measured after a period of rest, using a bare arm, and orthostatic blood pressure is more predictive when measured after one minute of standing rather than three minutes...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762555/global-transcriptome-analysis-identifies-weight-regain-induced-activation-of-adaptive-immune-responses-in-white-adipose-tissue-of-mice
#4
D S Kyung, H R Sung, Y J Kim, K D Kim, S Y Cho, J H Choi, Y-H Lee, I Y Kim, J K Seong
OBJECTIVE: Studies have indicated that weight regain following weight loss predisposes obese individuals to metabolic disorders; however, the molecular mechanism of this potential adverse effect of weight regain is not fully understood. Here we investigated global transcriptome changes and the immune response in mouse white adipose tissue caused by weight regain. DESIGN: We established a diet switch protocol to compare the effects of weight regain with those of weight gain without precedent weight loss, weight loss maintenance and chow diet...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762256/computed-tomography-perfusion-measurements-in-renal-lesions-obtained-by-bayesian-estimation-advanced-singular-value-decomposition-deconvolution-maximum-slope-and-patlak-models-intermodel-agreement-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-tumor-classification
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Dominik Deniffel, Timothé Boutelier, Aissam Labani, Mickael Ohana, Daniela Pfeiffer, Catherine Roy
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the agreement of computed tomography (CT)-perfusion parameter values of the normal renal cortex and various renal tumors, which were obtained by different mathematical models, and to evaluate their diagnostic accuracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Perfusion imaging was performed prospectively in 35 patients to analyze 144 regions of interest of the normal renal cortex and 144 regions of interest of renal tumors, including 21 clear-cell renal cell carcinomas (RCC), 6 papillary RCCs, 5 oncocytomas, 1 chromophobe RCC, 1 angiomyolipoma with minimal fat, and 1 tubulocystic RCC...
May 14, 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759146/mrd-testing-in-multiple-myeloma-from-a-surrogate-marker-of-clinical-outcomes-to-an-every-day-clinical-tool
#6
EDITORIAL
Ola Landgren
Minimal residual disease (MRD) testing in multiple myeloma is here to stay. Studies show that MRD negativity is consistently associated with longer progression-free survival (PFS). It is just a matter of time until MRD negativity will become a regulatory endpoint for drug approval. Until that can happen, more analysis will be required to define the exact details of MRD in the regulatory setting. For example, for randomized studies there is need to define the amount of improvement in MRD negativity between the experimental arm and the control arm at a given time-point for a drug to obtain regulatory accelerated approval...
January 2018: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752694/ginkgo-leaf-extract-and-dipyridamole-injection-as-adjuvant-treatment-for-angina-pectoris-a-meta-analysis-of-41-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
Di Tan, Jia-Rui Wu, Ying-Ying Cui, Yi Zhao, Dan Zhang, Shi Liu, Bing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To provide information about the effectiveness and safety of Ginkgo Leaf Extract and Dipyridamole Injection (GD) as one adjuvant therapy for treating angina pectoris (AP) and to evaluate the relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with meta-analysis. METHODS: RCTs concerning AP treated by GD were searched in China Biology Medicine Disc (SinoMed), PubMed, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), the Chinese Scientififi c Journals Database (VIP), Wanfang Database, Embase, and the Cochrane Library, from inception to February, 2017...
May 11, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750786/correction-single-trait-and-multi-trait-genome-wide-association-analyses-identify-novel-loci-for-blood-pressure-in-african-ancestry-populations
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Jingjing Liang, Thu H Le, Digna R Velez Edwards, Bamidele O Tayo, Kyle J Gaulton, Jennifer A Smith, Yingchang Lu, Richard A Jensen, Guanjie Chen, Lisa R Yanek, Karen Schwander, Salman M Tajuddin, Tamar Sofer, Wonji Kim, James Kayima, Colin A McKenzie, Ervin Fox, Michael A Nalls, J Hunter Young, Yan V Sun, Jacqueline M Lane, Sylvia Cechova, Jie Zhou, Hua Tang, Myriam Fornage, Solomon K Musani, Heming Wang, Juyoung Lee, Adebowale Adeyemo, Albert W Dreisbach, Terrence Forrester, Pei-Lun Chu, Anne Cappola, Michele K Evans, Alanna C Morrison, Lisa W Martin, Kerri L Wiggins, Qin Hui, Wei Zhao, Rebecca D Jackson, Erin B Ware, Jessica D Faul, Alex P Reiner, Michael Bray, Joshua C Denny, Thomas H Mosley, Walter Palmas, Xiuqing Guo, George J Papanicolaou, Alan D Penman, Joseph F Polak, Kenneth Rice, Ken D Taylor, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P Bottinger, Kiang Liu, Neil Risch, Steven C Hunt, Charles Kooperberg, Alan B Zonderman, Cathy C Laurie, Diane M Becker, Jianwen Cai, Ruth J F Loos, Bruce M Psaty, David R Weir, Sharon L R Kardia, Donna K Arnett, Sungho Won, Todd L Edwards, Susan Redline, Richard S Cooper, D C Rao, Jerome I Rotter, Charles Rotimi, Daniel Levy, Aravinda Chakravarti, Xiaofeng Zhu, Nora Franceschini
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006728.].
May 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746442/community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-subretinal-abscess-in-a-nonbacteremic-patient-treated-with-internal-drainage-and-retinectomy
#9
Jessica F Yang, Kamal Kishore
PURPOSE: To report a case of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus subretinal abscess that continued to progress, despite intravitreal and systemic antibiotic therapy. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of a 77-year-old female patient with well-controlled diabetes mellitus who developed a left eye endophthalmitis and subretinal abscess from methicillin-resistant S. aureus colonization in the absence of any systemic focus of infection...
May 9, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744036/alternative-mirnas-human-sequences-misidentified-as-plant-mirnas-in-plant-studies-and-in-human-plasma
#10
Kenneth W Witwer
Background: A 2017 study reported that "Plant miRNAs found in human circulating system provide evidences of cross kingdom RNAi". Analysis of two human blood plasma sequencing datasets was said to provide evidence for uptake of plant miRNAs into human plasma. The results were also purportedly inconsistent with contamination. Methods: Sequences from public datasets and miRNA databases were compared with results downloaded from the website of the reporting journal. Results: Only one putative plant miRNA ("peu-MIR2910) mapped consistently above background, and this sequence is found with 100% identity in a human rRNA...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743278/association-between-use-of-systematic-reviews-and-national-policy-recommendations-on-screening-newborn-babies-for-rare-diseases-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Sian Taylor-Phillips, Chris Stinton, Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano, Farah Seedat, Aileen Clarke, Jonathan J Deeks
OBJECTIVE: To understand whether international differences in recommendations of whether to screen for rare diseases using the newborn blood spot test might in part be explained by use of systematic review methods. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Website searches of 26 national screening organisations. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR STUDY SELECTION: Journal articles, papers, legal documents, presentations, conference abstracts, or reports relating to a national recommendation on whether to screen for any condition using the newborn blood spot test, with no restrictions on date or language...
May 9, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742375/investigational-testing-for-zika-virus-among-u-s-blood-donors
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Paula Saá, Melanie Proctor, Gregory Foster, David Krysztof, Colleen Winton, Jeffrey M Linnen, Kui Gao, Jaye P Brodsky, Ronald J Limberger, Roger Y Dodd, Susan L Stramer
BACKGROUND: Because of the potential severe clinical consequences of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, the large numbers of asymptomatic travelers returning from ZIKV-active areas, the detection of ZIKV nucleic acid in blood, and reports of transmission of ZIKV through transfusion, in 2016 the Food and Drug Administration released recommendations for individual-unit nucleic acid testing to minimize the risk of transmission of ZIKV through blood transfusions. METHODS: The American Red Cross implemented investigational screening of donated blood for ZIKV RNA by means of transcription-mediated amplification (TMA)...
May 10, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741747/health-related-stigma-in-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#13
Yoo Mi Jeong, Laurie Quinn, Nahyun Kim, Pamela Martyn-Nemeth
Young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) often exhibit poor treatment adherence and suboptimal glucose control. Health-related stigma may adversely influence diabetes self-management behavior. The aim of the current study was to explore health-related stigma among young adults with T1DM using qualitative descriptive methods in focus groups. Data were collected from a purposive sample of 14 young adults ages 20 to 34 with T1DM. Using content analysis, transcripts from two focus groups were analyzed, and five main themes were identified: (a) Desire to be Seen as a Person, Not a Disease; (b) Wanting to be "Normal"; (c) Feeling Ashamed Managing Diabetes in Public; (d) Struggling to Overcome Anger and Distress; and (e) Feeling Distrusted by Others to Manage Their Condition...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741254/present-status-and-perspective-of-laboratory-hematology-in-japan-on-the-standardization-of-blood-cell-morphology-including-myelodysplasia-on-behalf-of-the-japanese-society-for-laboratory-hematology
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REVIEW
K Tohyama
The Japanese Society for Laboratory Hematology (JSLH) was launched in 2000 and has been developed by a mutual collaboration of hematologists, medical technologists, and the companies involved in hematological laboratory testing. The aim of JSLH is the progress and development of laboratory hematology by academic conferences, periodic publication of academic journal, training and education (in the meeting, the journal, or the website), promotion of the standardization of laboratory hematology, and certification of the laboratory hematology specialists...
May 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738416/design-and-protocol-of-estrogenic-regulation-of-muscle-apoptosis-erma-study-with-47-to-55-year-old-women-s-cohort-novel-results-show-menopause-related-differences-in-blood-count
#15
Vuokko Kovanen, Pauliina Aukee, Katja Kokko, Taija Finni, Ina M Tarkka, Tuija Tammelin, Urho M Kujala, Sarianna Sipilä, Eija K Laakkonen
OBJECTIVE: The multidisciplinary Estrogenic Regulation of Muscle Apoptosis (ERMA) study was designed to reveal how hormonal differences over the menopausal stages affect the physiological and psychological functioning of middle-aged women. This paper describes the protocol and nonrespondent analysis of ERMA and novel findings on menopausal differences in blood count variables and their association with female sex hormones. METHODS: Women aged 47 to 55 years were assigned to pre, early peri, late peri, and postmenopausal groups based on follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and bleeding diary...
May 7, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738349/a-pilot-study-of-pancreatic-islet-amyloid-pet-imaging-with-18f-fddnp
#16
Zhi Lu, Jinghui Xie, Ran Yan, Zilin Yu, Zhigang Sun, Fei Yu, Xiaoyan Gong, Hongbo Feng, Jing Lu, Yanjun Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic islet amyloid deposition occurs before β-cell damage in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. The islet and Alzheimer's disease β-amyloid shares similar secondary structures. The Alzheimer's disease β-amyloid targeting tracer [F]FDDNP could be used to image pancreatic islet amyloid with PET. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive pancreatic tissue sections from a 69-year-old male type 2 diabetes mellitus patient were stained by hematoxylin and eosin, anti-amylin antibody, Congo Red, periodic acid-Schiff, and [F]FDDNP reference compound, respectively...
May 5, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737274/antiepileptic-drug-monitoring-in-pregnancy-empire-a-double-blind-randomised-trial-on-effectiveness-and-acceptability-of-monitoring-strategies
#17
Shakila Thangaratinam, Nadine Marlin, Sian Newton, Annalise Weckesser, Manny Bagary, Lynette Greenhill, Rachel Rikunenko, Maria D'Amico, Ewelina Rogozińska, Andrew Kelso, Kelly Hard, Jamie Coleman, Ngawai Moss, Tracy Roberts, Lee Middleton, Julie Dodds, Angela Pullen, Sandra Eldridge, Alexander Pirie, Elaine Denny, Doug McCorry, Khalid S Khan
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with epilepsy on antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may experience a reduction in serum AED levels. This has the potential to worsen seizure control. OBJECTIVE: To determine if, in pregnant women with epilepsy on AEDs, additional therapeutic drug monitoring reduces seizure deterioration compared with clinical features monitoring after a reduction in serum AED levels. DESIGN: A double-blind, randomised trial nested within a cohort study was conducted and a qualitative study of acceptability of the two strategies was undertaken...
May 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734208/improved-lung-recruitment-and-oxygenation-during-mandatory-ventilation-with-a-new-expiratory-ventilation-assistance-device-a-controlled-interventional-trial-in-healthy-pigs
#18
Johannes Schmidt, Christin Wenzel, Marlene Mahn, Sashko Spassov, Heidi Cristina Schmitz, Silke Borgmann, Ziwei Lin, Jörg Haberstroh, Stephan Meckel, Sebastian Eiden, Steffen Wirth, Hartmut Buerkle, Stefan Schumann
BACKGROUND: In contrast to conventional mandatory ventilation, a new ventilation mode, expiratory ventilation assistance (EVA), linearises the expiratory tracheal pressure decline. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that due to a recruiting effect, linearised expiration oxygenates better than volume controlled ventilation (VCV). We compared the EVA with VCV mode with regard to gas exchange, ventilation volumes and pressures and lung aeration in a model of peri-operative mandatory ventilation in healthy pigs...
May 4, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733494/evolutionary-conservation-of-the-allosteric-activation-of-factor-viia-by-tissue-factor-in-lamprey-comment
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J J Madsen, E Persson, O H Olsen
We read with great interest the article on allostery in a protease from the blood coagulation cascade by Beeler et al.(1) in a recent issue of Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Herein, the authors conclude that the allosteric activation of coagulation factor VIIa (FVIIa) by tissue factor (TF) in lamprey (l-) appears indistinguishable from, and conserved compared to, that in human (h-); meaning that l-FVIIa is assumed to be catalytically incompetent unless allosterically activated by l-TF. The lamprey, an ancient jawless eel-like vertebrate, is a fascinating creature and studying its coagulation system can certainly lead to insights into molecular mechanisms of coagulation as well as evolutionary adaptations over hundreds of millions of years (reviewed in (2))...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732671/retraction-of-articles-by-dr-m-aramli
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The below articles published online on Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) have been retracted by agreement between the submitting author, Mohammad Sadegh Aramli (2015, 2015a, 2015b), the Editor-in-Chief, Michel Goldberg, and Blackwell Verlag GmbH. After a thorough investigation, there is strong evidence to indicate that the peer review of these papers was compromised. The identities of the reviewers were unable to be verified, and it is believed that these papers were accepted based on recommendations from reviewers not suitably qualified...
June 2018: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
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