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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792749/engagement-with-a-text-messaging-intervention-improves-adherence-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-brief-report
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Shuodan Zhang, Emily Hamburger, Sachini Kahanda, Morgan Lyttle, Rodayne Williams, Sarah S Jaser
Adherence to diabetes management is a challenge for adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Positive psychology interventions have improved adherence to treatment recommendations in adults with chronic health conditions but have not been widely tested in pediatric populations. We hypothesized that higher engagement with a text-messaging intervention to promote positive affect would increase the effects on diabetes management among adolescents with T1D. Adolescents with T1D (n = 48) and their caregivers were randomized to either an attention control condition or a novel positive psychology intervention delivered through personalized automated text messaging...
May 2018: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788497/a-study-of-the-focal-adhesion-kinase-inhibitor-gsk2256098-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-with-evaluation-of-tumor-penetration-of-11c-gsk2256098
#2
Nicholas F Brown, Matthew Williams, Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, Ronald A Fleming, Jerry Tolson, Li Yan, Jianping Zhang, Lisa Swartz, Rajendra Singh, Kurt R Auger, Laurie Lenox, David Cox, Yvonne Lewis, Christophe Plisson, Graham Searle, Azeem Saleem, Sarah Blagden, Paul Mulholland
Background: GSK2256098 is a novel oral focal adhesion kinase inhibitor. Preclinical studies demonstrate growth inhibition in glioblastoma cell lines. However, rodent studies indicate limited blood-brain barrier penetration. In this expansion cohort within a phase I study, the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and clinical activity of GSK2256098 were evaluated in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Biodistribution and kinetics of [11C]GSK2256098 were assessed in a sub-study using positron-emission tomography (PET)...
May 17, 2018: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788469/influences-and-impact-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-the-setting-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#3
Seyedehsan Navabi, Venkata Subhash Gorrepati, Sanjay Yadav, Jaykrishna Chintanaboina, Sarah Maher, Peter Demuth, Benjamin Stern, August Stuart, Andrew Tinsley, Kofi Clarke, Emmanuelle D Williams, Matthew D Coates
Background: Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of developing anxiety or depression (A&D). Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) with comorbid A&D are both more challenging to manage. IBD providers need to better understand the causes and impact of A&D in order to improve care for IBD patients. We sought to identify clinical factors that influence development of A&D and healthcare utilization in IBD. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis using an IBD natural history registry from a single tertiary care referral center...
May 17, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788046/a-carnivore-embryo-s-perspective-on-essential-amino-acids-and-ammonium-in-culture-medium-effects-on-the-development-of-feline-embryos
#4
Jason R Herrick, Sarah M Lyons, Alison F Greene-Ermisch, Corey D Broeckling, William B Schoolcraft, Rebecca L Krisher
Carnivores are an interesting model for studies of embryonic amino acid metabolism and ammonium (NH4+) toxicity given the high protein content of their diets. Our objectives were to examine concentration- and stage-specific effects of essential amino acids (EAA; 0x, 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, or 1.0x the concentrations in Minimum Essential Medium) and NH4+ (0, 300, or 600 μM) on the development and metabolism of feline embryos. The presence of EAA, regardless of concentration, during days 3 to 7 of culture increased (P < 0...
May 18, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787841/undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-factors-predictive-of-adverse-outcomes
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Daniel Winchester, Julia Lehman, Tiffany Tello, Nicolette Chimato, Thomas Hocker, Sunhee Kim, Joseph Chang, Jeffrey Markey, Sue S Yom, William Ryan, Thaddeus Mully, David Hodge, Clark Otley, Sarah Arron
Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) embodies various spindle cell tumors; we sought to identify those with aggressive behavior, Invasion beyond subcutaneous fat and tumor size >2 cm predicted more aggressive behavior, We propose subcategorization to superficial and deep UPS.
May 19, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781941/cardiopulmonary-demand-of-16-kg-kettlebell-snatches-in-simulated-girevoy-sport
#6
Margaux Chan, Martin J MacInnis, Sarah Koch, Kristin E MacLeod, Keith R Lohse, Maria E Gallo, A William Sheel, Michael S Koehle
Chan, M, MacInnis, MJ, Koch, S, MacLeod, KE, Lohse, KR, Gallo, ME, Sheel, AW, and Koehle, MS. Cardiopulmonary demand of 16-kg kettlebell snatches in simulated Girevoy Sport. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-Kettlebell lifting has become popular both as a strength and conditioning training tool and as a sport in and of itself: Girevoy Sport (GS). Although several kettlebell multimovement protocols have been analyzed, little research has attempted to quantify the aerobic stimulus of the individual events in GS, which could better inform kettlebell-related exercise prescription...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779399/a-feasibility-study-comparing-platelet-rich-plasma-injection-with-saline-for-the-treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis-using-a-prospective-randomized-trial-design
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Sarah Johnson-Lynn, Alan Cooney, Diarmaid Ferguson, Deborah Bunn, William Gray, Jonathan Coorsh, Rajesh Kakwani, David Townshend
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been advocated for treatment of plantar fasciitis but there are few good-quality clinical trials to support its use. We conducted a feasibility study of PRP versus saline for treatment of plantar fasciitis. Patients with 6 months or more of magnetic resonance imaging-proven plantar fasciitis, who had failed conservative treatment were invited to participate in the study. Patients were block randomized to either PRP or an equivalent volume of saline. The techniques used for injection and rehabilitation were standardized for both groups...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779177/computational-identification-of-structural-factors-affecting-the-mutagenic-potential-of-aromatic-amines-study-design-and-experimental-validation
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Svetoslav H Slavov, Iva Stoyanova-Slavova, William Mattes, Richard D Beger, Beat J Brüschweiler
A grid-based, alignment-independent 3D-SDAR (three-dimensional spectral data-activity relationship) approach based on simulated 13 C and 15 N NMR chemical shifts augmented with through-space interatomic distances was used to model the mutagenicity of 554 primary and 419 secondary aromatic amines. A robust modeling strategy supported by extensive validation including randomized training/hold-out test set pairs, validation sets, "blind" external test sets as well as experimental validation was applied to avoid over-parameterization and build Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD 2004) compliant models...
May 19, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778545/a-descriptive-model-for-a-multidisciplinary-unit-for-colorectal-and-pelvic-malformations
#9
Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Devin R Halleran, Carlos A Reck-Burneo, Alessandra C Gasior, Laura Weaver, Meghan Fisher, Andrea Wagner, Onnalisa Nash, Kristina Booth, Kaleigh Peters, Charae Williams, Sarah Mayer Brown, Peter Lu, Molly Fuchs, Karen Diefenbach, Jeffrey R Leonard, Geri Hewitt, Kate McCracken, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Richard J Wood, Marc A Levitt
INTRODUCTION: Patients with anorectal malformations (ARM), Hirschsprung disease (HD), and colonic motility disorders often require care from specialists across a variety of fields, including colorectal surgery, urology, gynecology, and GI motility. We sought to describe the process of creating a collaborative process for the care of these complex patients. METHODS: We developed a model of a devoted center for these conditions that includes physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and advanced practice nurses...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778465/roles-for-selenium-and-selenoprotein-p-in-the-development-progression-and-prevention-of-intestinal-disease
#10
REVIEW
Sarah P Short, Jennifer M Pilat, Christopher S Williams
Selenium (Se) is a micronutrient essential to human health, the function of which is mediated in part by incorporation into a class of proteins known as selenoproteins (SePs). As many SePs serve antioxidant functions, Se has long been postulated to protect against inflammation and cancer development in the gut by attenuating oxidative stress. Indeed, numerous studies over the years have correlated Se levels with incidence and severity of intestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC)...
May 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778345/health-literacy-and-uptake-of-anti-fracture-medications-in-a-population-based-sample-of-australian-women
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Sarah M Hosking, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Alison Beauchamp, Rachelle Buchbinder, Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco
This study investigated associations between health literacy and use of anti-fracture medications in women with osteoporosis. Data were collected for women participating in the population-based Geelong Osteoporosis Study in Australia. Health literacy was ascertained using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) and bone mineral density by dual x-ray absorptiometry. Self-reported current medications were classified using MIMS codes, with the category 'Agent affecting calcium and bone metabolism' indicating osteoporosis treatment...
May 9, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772965/association-of-surgical-approach-with-complication-rate-progression-free-survival-time-and-disease-specific-survival-time-in-cats-with-mammary-adenocarcinoma-107-cases-1991-2014
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Francesco Gemignani, Philipp D Mayhew, Michelle A Giuffrida, Jason Palaigos, Jeffrey J Runge, David E Holt, Nicholas A Robertson, Bernard Seguin, Meaghan Walker, Ameet Singh, Julius M Liptak, Giorgio Romanelli, Marina Martano, Sarah E Boston, Cassie Lux, Roberto Busetto, William T N Culp, Katherine A Skorupski, Jenna H Burton
OBJECTIVE To evaluate potential associations between surgical approach and complication rate, progression-free survival time, and disease-specific survival time in cats with mammary adenocarcinoma. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 107 client-owned cats. PROCEDURES Medical records of cats that underwent surgical excision of mammary adenocarcinoma by means of a unilateral or bilateral (staged or single-session) mastectomy at 9 hospitals between 1991 and 2014 were reviewed. Relevant clinicopathologic data and details of surgical and adjuvant treatments were recorded...
June 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772600/an-accurate-bacterial-dna-quantification-assay-for-hts-library-preparation-of-human-biological-samples
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Sarah Seashols-Williams, Raquel Green, Denise Wohlfahrt, Angela Brand, Antonio Limjuco Tan-Torres, Francy Nogales, J Paul Brooks, Baneshwar Singh
Sequencing and classification of microbial taxa within forensically relevant biological fluids has the potential for applications in the forensic science and biomedical fields. The quantity of bacterial DNA from human samples is currently estimated based on quantity of total DNA isolated. This method can miscalculate bacterial DNA quantity due to the mixed nature of the sample, and consequently library preparation is often unreliable. We developed an assay that can accurately and specifically quantify bacterial DNA within a mixed sample for reliable 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) library preparation and high throughput sequencing (HTS)...
May 17, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768734/in-vitro-efficacy-of-pro-and-anticoagulant-strategies-in-compensated-and-acutely-ill-patients-with-cirrhosis
#14
Ton Lisman, Simone Kleiss, Vishal C Patel, Caleb Fisher, Jelle Adelmeijer, Sarah Bos, Arjuna Singanayagam, Sidsel Hyldgaard Stoy, Debbie L Shawcross, William Bernal
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A simultaneous decline in pro- and anticoagulant drivers in patients with liver diseases results in a 'rebalanced' hemostatic system, even in acutely ill patients. Nevertheless, both bleeding and thrombotic events are common. Here, we explored efficacy of pro- and antihemostatic strategies in compensated and acutely ill cirrhotics which may be unpredictable given the profound hemostatic changes. METHODS: We tested the effects in vitro of the addition of clinically relevant doses of commonly used pro- and antihemostatic strategies in plasma from healthy individuals (n=30) and patients with compensated (n=18) and acutely decompensated cirrhosis (n=18), and acute-on-chronic liver failure (n=10)...
May 16, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767213/teaching-medical-educators-how-to-teach-communication-skills-more-than-a-decade-of-experience
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Carla L Spagnoletti, Sarah Merriam, Laurel Milberg, William I Cohen, Robert M Arnold
OBJECTIVES: Although opportunities exist for medical educators to gain additional training in teaching, literature that describes how to teach educators to teach communication skills to trainees is limited. The authors developed and evaluated a faculty development course that uses didactics, demonstration, drills, and role-play in a small-group format. METHODS: The course has been offered through the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh for almost 15 years...
May 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764854/preclinical-antitumor-activity-of-a-novel-anti-c-kit-antibody-drug-conjugate-against-mutant-and-wild-type-c-kit-positive-solid-tumors
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Tinya J Abrams, Anu Connor, Christie P Fanton, Steven B Cohen, Thomas Huber, Kathy Miller, E Erica Hong, Xiaohong Niu, Janine Kline, Marjorie Ison-Dugenny, Sarah Harris, Dana B Walker, Klaus R Krauser, Francesco Galimi, Zhen Wang, Majid Ghoddusi, Keith G Mansfield, Si Tuen Lee-Hoeflich, Jocelyn Holash, Nancy Pryer, William Kluwe, Seth A Ettenberg, William R Sellers, Emma Lees, Paul Kwon, Judith A Abraham, Siew Schleyer
PURPOSE: c-KIT overexpression is well-recognized in cancers such as GIST, SCLC, melanoma, NSCLC and AML. Treatment with the small molecule inhibitors imatinib, sunitinib and regorafenib result in resistance (c-KIT mutant tumors) or limited activity (c-KIT wildtype tumors). We selected an anti-c-KIT ADC approach to evaluate the anti-cancer activity in multiple disease models. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A humanized anti-c-KIT antibody LMJ729 was conjugated to the microtubule destabilizing maytansinoid, DM1, via a non-cleavable linker (SMCC)...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761297/severe-neurologic-complications-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-single-center-review
#17
Sarah Mancone, Thomas Lycan, Tamjeed Ahmed, Umit Topaloglu, Andrew Dothard, William J Petty, Roy E Strowd
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are a promising class of anticancer drugs associated with immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). In registration studies of selected cancer populations, neurologic IRAEs were rare. Post-marketing experience describing their prevalence in clinical practice continues to be reported. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients treated at our institution with ICIs from 2005 to 2017 was identified. Patients with new neurologic ICD codes documented during or after ICI treatment were enrolled...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755055/a-multigenerational-strategy-to-transform-health-education-into-community-action
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Roma Stovall Hanks, Hattie Myles, Sarah Wraight, Mary C Williams, Candis Patterson, Barbara M Hodnett, Alexandria Broadnax, Shannon Shelley-Tremblay, Errol Crook
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities funded Centers of Excellence to address health disparities through research, education and professional training, and community engagement. This article summarizes a decade of multigenerational educational programing embedded in the Community Engagement Core (CEC) of the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded Center for Healthy Communities-Center of Excellence at the University of South Alabama...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752328/soft-tissue-sarcoma-version-2-2018-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
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Margaret von Mehren, R Lor Randall, Robert S Benjamin, Sarah Boles, Marilyn M Bui, Kristen N Ganjoo, Suzanne George, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Martin J Heslin, John M Kane, Vicki Keedy, Edward Kim, Henry Koon, Joel Mayerson, Martin McCarter, Sean V McGarry, Christian Meyer, Zachary S Morris, Richard J O'Donnell, Alberto S Pappo, I Benjamin Paz, Ivy A Petersen, John D Pfeifer, Richard F Riedel, Bernice Ruo, Scott Schuetze, William D Tap, Jeffrey D Wayne, Mary Anne Bergman, Jillian L Scavone
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are rare solid tumors of mesenchymal cell origin that display a heterogenous mix of clinical and pathologic characteristics. STS can develop from fat, muscle, nerves, blood vessels, and other connective tissues. The evaluation and treatment of patients with STS requires a multidisciplinary team with demonstrated expertise in the management of these tumors. The complete NCCN Guidelines for STS provide recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of extremity/superficial trunk/head and neck STS, as well as intra-abdominal/retroperitoneal STS, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, desmoid tumors, and rhabdomyosarcoma...
May 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750198/an-early-cambrian-greenhouse-climate
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Thomas W Hearing, Thomas H P Harvey, Mark Williams, Melanie J Leng, Angela L Lamb, Philip R Wilby, Sarah E Gabbott, Alexandre Pohl, Yannick Donnadieu
The oceans of the early Cambrian (~541 to 509 million years ago) were the setting for a marked diversification of animal life. However, sea temperatures-a key component of the early Cambrian marine environment-remain unconstrained, in part because of a substantial time gap in the stable oxygen isotope (δ18 O) record before the evolution of euconodonts. We show that previously overlooked sources of fossil biogenic phosphate have the potential to fill this gap. Pristine phosphatic microfossils from the Comley Limestones, UK, yield a robust δ18 O signature, suggesting sea surface temperatures of 20° to 25°C at high southern paleolatitudes (~65°S to 70°S) between ~514 and 509 million years ago...
May 2018: Science Advances
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