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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329605/psoriasis-in-latin-america
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Edgardo Chouela, Mario Amaya, Angela Londoño, Ricardo Romiti, Fernando Valenzuela, Artur A Duarte, Ricardo Perez Alfonzo, Cecilia Borlenghi
During the last few decades, management of psoriasis has changed worldwide, owing to a better understanding of its pathophysiology and the introduction of new treatments. As experts in the field of dermatology, specialists from Latin America collaborated to develop this review and further provide an update on the current state of psoriasis management in Latin America. With the goal of summarizing the latest information on psoriasis in most countries in Latin America, we conducted a literature search to obtain relevant articles published in the medical/scientific literature in Latin American countries over the last 10 years; in addition, we completed a questionnaire comprised of 20 questions on important issues related to psoriasis...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329354/clinical-significance-of-human-coronavirus-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-samples-from-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-recipients-and-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
#2
Chikara Ogimi, Alpana A Waghmare, Jane M Kuypers, Hu Xie, Cecilia C Yeung, Wendy M Leisenring, Sachiko Seo, Su-Mi Choi, Keith R Jerome, Janet A Englund, Michael Boeckh
Background: The possible role of human coronaviruses (HCoV) in lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients and patients with hematologic malignancies (HM) has not been well studied. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of HCT/HM patients with HCoV detected in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). HCoV strains were identified in BAL samples using strain-specific PCR. Mortality rates were compared among HCT recipients with LRTD caused by HCoV, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza or parainfluenza virus (PIV) by multivariable Cox regression analysis...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329201/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-does-not-offer-any-functional-recovery-advantage-in-comparison-to-the-open-approach-3-months-after-the-operation-a-case-matched-analysis%C3%A2
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Michele Salati, Alessandro Brunelli, Francesco Xiumè, Marco Monteverde, Armando Sabbatini, Michela Tiberi, Cecilia Pompili, Roberto Palloni, Majed Refai
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to compare functional loss [forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity ratio (FEV1), DLCO and VO2max reduction] after VATS versus open lobectomies. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study on 195 patients who had a pulmonary lobectomy from June 2010 to November 2014 and who were able to complete a 3-months functional evaluation follow-up program. Since the VATS technique was our first choice for performing lobectomies from January 2012, we divided the patients into two groups: the OPEN group (112 patients) and the VATS group (83 patients)...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327454/collective-variables-for-the-study-of-long-time-kinetics-from-molecular-trajectories-theory-and-methods
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REVIEW
Frank Noé, Cecilia Clementi
Collective variables are an important concept to study high-dimensional dynamical systems, such as molecular dynamics of macromolecules, liquids, or polymers, in particular to define relevant metastable states and state-transition or phase-transition. Over the past decade, a rigorous mathematical theory has been formulated to define optimal collective variables to characterize slow dynamical processes. Here we review recent developments, including a variational principle to find optimal approximations to slow collective variables from simulation data, and algorithms such as the time-lagged independent component analysis...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327198/improving-the-adaptability-of-who-evidence-informed-guidelines-for-nutrition-actions-results-of-a-mixed-methods-evaluation
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Maria Cecilia Dedios, Alexo Esperato, Luz Maria De-Regil, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Susan L Norris
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) has implemented a standardized, evidence-informed guideline development process to assure technically sound and policy-relevant guidelines. This study is an independent evaluation of the adaptability of the guidelines produced by the Evidence and Programme Guidance unit, at the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD). The study systematizes the lessons learned by the NHD group at WHO. METHODS: We used a mixed methods approach to determine the adaptability of the nutrition guidelines...
March 21, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326559/a-phase-1-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-effects-of-rg7652-a-fully-human-monoclonal-antibody-against-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9
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Amos Baruch, Diana Luca, Robert S Kahn, Kyra J Cowan, Maya Leabman, Nageshwar R Budha, Cecilia P C Chiu, Yan Wu, Daniel Kirchhofer, Andrew Peterson, John C Davis, Whittemore G Tingley
BACKGROUND: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) downregulates low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors, thereby leading to a rise in circulating LDL cholesterol (LDL-C). RG7652 is a fully human monoclonal antibody against PCSK9. This placebo-controlled, phase 1 ascending-dose study in healthy subjects evaluated the safety of RG7652 and its efficacy as a potential LDL-C-lowering drug. HYPOTHESIS: Anti-PCSK9 antibody therapy safely and effectively reduces LDL-C...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326170/obstacles-and-opportunities-in-the-functional-analysis-of-extracellular-vesicle-rna-an-isev-position-paper
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Bogdan Mateescu, Emma J K Kowal, Bas W M van Balkom, Sabine Bartel, Suvendra N Bhattacharyya, Edit I Buzás, Amy H Buck, Paola de Candia, Franklin W N Chow, Saumya Das, Tom A P Driedonks, Lola Fernández-Messina, Franziska Haderk, Andrew F Hill, Jennifer C Jones, Kendall R Van Keuren-Jensen, Charles P Lai, Cecilia Lässer, Italia di Liegro, Taral R Lunavat, Magdalena J Lorenowicz, Sybren L N Maas, Imre Mäger, Maria Mittelbrunn, Stefan Momma, Kamalika Mukherjee, Muhammed Nawaz, D Michiel Pegtel, Michael W Pfaffl, Raymond M Schiffelers, Hidetoshi Tahara, Clotilde Théry, Juan Pablo Tosar, Marca H M Wauben, Kenneth W Witwer, Esther N M Nolte-'t Hoen
The release of RNA-containing extracellular vesicles (EV) into the extracellular milieu has been demonstrated in a multitude of different in vitro cell systems and in a variety of body fluids. RNA-containing EV are in the limelight for their capacity to communicate genetically encoded messages to other cells, their suitability as candidate biomarkers for diseases, and their use as therapeutic agents. Although EV-RNA has attracted enormous interest from basic researchers, clinicians, and industry, we currently have limited knowledge on which mechanisms drive and regulate RNA incorporation into EV and on how RNA-encoded messages affect signalling processes in EV-targeted cells...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326037/differences-on-brain-connectivity-in-adulthood-are-present-in-subjects-with-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-infancy
#8
Cecilia Algarin, Keerthana Deepti Karunakaran, Sussanne Reyes, Cristian Morales, Betsy Lozoff, Patricio Peirano, Bharat Biswal
Iron deficiency continues to be the most prevalent micronutrient deficit worldwide. Since iron is involved in several processes including myelination, dopamine neurotransmission and neuronal metabolism, the presence of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in infancy relates to long-lasting neurofunctional effects. There is scarce data regarding whether these effects would extend to former iron deficient anemic human adults. Resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a novel technique to explore patterns of functional connectivity...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326008/disease-specific-regions-outperform-whole-brain-approaches-in-identifying-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-a-multicentric-mri-study
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Karsten Mueller, Robert Jech, Cecilia Bonnet, Jaroslav Tintěra, Jaromir Hanuška, Harald E Möller, Klaus Fassbender, Albert Ludolph, Jan Kassubek, Markus Otto, Evžen Růžička, Matthias L Schroeter
To identify progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), we combined voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and support vector machine (SVM) classification using disease-specific features in multicentric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. Structural brain differences were investigated at four centers between 20 patients with PSP and 20 age-matched healthy controls with T1-weighted MRI at 3T. To pave the way for future application in personalized medicine, we applied SVM classification to identify PSP on an individual level besides group analyses based on VBM...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326007/evaluation-of-the-cortical-silent-period-of-the-laryngeal-motor-cortex-in-healthy-individuals
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Mo Chen, Rebekah L S Summers, George S Goding, Sharyl Samargia, Christy L Ludlow, Cecília N Prudente, Teresa J Kimberley
Objective: This work aimed to evaluate the cortical silent period (cSP) of the laryngeal motor cortex (LMC) using the bilateral thyroarytenoid (TA) muscles with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Methods: In 11 healthy participants, fine-wire electromyography (EMG) was used to record bilateral TA muscle responses to single pulse TMS delivered to the LMC in both hemispheres. Peripheral responses to stimulation over the mastoid, where the vagus nerve exits the skull, were collected to verify the central origin of the cortical stimulation responses by comparing the latencies...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325834/structural-model-of-dodecameric-heat-shock-protein-hsp21-flexible-n-terminal-arms-interact-with-client-proteins-while-c-terminal-tails-maintain-the-dodecamer-and-chaperone-activity
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Gudrun Rutsdottir, Johan Härmark, Yoran Weide, Hans Hebert, Morten Ib Rasmussen, Sven Wernersson, Michal Respondek, Mikael Akke, Peter Højrup, Philip J B Koeck, Christopher A G Söderberg, Cecilia Emanuelsson
Small heat shock proteins (sHsps) prevent aggregation of thermosensitive client proteins in a first line of defense against cellular stress. The mechanisms by which they perform this function have been hard to define due to limited structural information; currently there is only one high-resolution structure of a plant sHsp published, of the cytosolic Hsp16.9. We took interest in Hsp21, a chloroplast-localized sHsp crucial for plant stress resistance, which has even longer N-terminals arms than Hsp16.9, with a functionally important and conserved methionine-rich motif...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325638/clinically-significant-bleeding-with-low-dose-rivaroxaban-versus-aspirin-in-addition-to-p2y12-inhibition-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-gemini-acs-1-a-double-blind-multicentre-randomised-trial
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E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T Roe, P Gabriel Steg, Stefan K James, Thomas J Povsic, Jennifer White, Frank Rockhold, Alexei Plotnikov, Hardi Mundl, John Strony, Xiang Sun, Steen Husted, Michal Tendera, Gilles Montalescot, M Cecilia Bahit, Diego Ardissino, Héctor Bueno, Marc J Claeys, Jose C Nicolau, Jan H Cornel, Shinya Goto, Róbert Gábor Kiss, Ümit Güray, Duk-Woo Park, Christoph Bode, Robert C Welsh, C Michael Gibson
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor, is the standard antithrombotic treatment following acute coronary syndromes. The factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban reduced mortality and ischaemic events when added to DAPT, but caused increased bleeding. The safety of a dual pathway antithrombotic therapy approach combining low-dose rivaroxaban (in place of aspirin) with a P2Y12 inhibitor has not been assesssed in acute coronary syndromes. We aimed to assess rivaroxaban 2·5 mg twice daily versus aspirin 100 mg daily, in addition to clopidogrel or ticagrelor (chosen at investigator discretion before randomisation), for patients with acute coronary syndromes started within 10 days after presentation and continued for 6-12 months...
March 17, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324911/synthesis-of-two-c-14-labeled-cathepsin-c-inhibitors-the-use-of-a-cyanide-to-displace-a-benzotriazole
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Lee Kingston, Jonas Bergare, Hans Lönn, Cecilia Ericsson, Gunnar Grönberg, Song Chen, Charles S Elmore
In support of the development of a new treatment for COPD, two C-14 labeled compounds were required for in vitro animal studies. The synthesis of nitrile [(14) C]-1 was completed in 3 steps from C-14 labeled 4-bromobenzonitrile in accord with the previously developed medicinal chemistry route. The second compound, 2, did not possess an arylnitrile as did 1 which made the synthetic design more complex. An advanced, unlabeled benzotriazole containing intermediate, 10, was synthesized in low yield over 3 steps and was subsequently reacted with K(14) CN to give a mixture of diastereomers 12...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324159/hibernation-based-blood-loss-therapy-increases-survivability-of-lethal-hemorrhagic-shock-in-rats
#14
Cecilia E Perez de Lara Rodriguez, Lester R Drewes, Matthew T Andrews
A small-volume (1 ml/kg) resuscitation fluid based on metabolic adaptations in hibernating mammals was optimized using a rat model of hemorrhagic shock. A previous study of this therapy tested only one concentration of three specific components: 4 M D-stereoisomer of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), 43 mM melatonin, and 20% DMSO. In this study, we considered the range of concentrations of BHB and melatonin seen during the physiological extremes of rapid arousal from hypothermic torpor in natural hibernators and applied these to the non-hibernating Sprague-Dawley rat model...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323927/exome-sequencing-reveals-mutations-in-aire-as-a-cause-of-isolated-hypoparathyroidism
#15
Dong Li, Elizabeth A Streeten, Alice Chan, Wint Lwin, Lifeng Tian, Renata Pellegrino da Silva, Cecilia E Kim, Mark S Anderson, Hakon Hakonarson, Michael A Levine
Context: Most cases of autosomal recessive hypoparathyroidism (HYPO) are caused by loss-of-function mutations in GCM2 or PTH. Objective: To identify the underlying genetic basis for isolated HYPO in a kindred in which three of ten siblings were affected. Subjects: We studied the parents and the three adult affected subjects, each of whom was diagnosed with HYPO in the first decade of life. Methods: We collected clinical and biochemical data and performed whole exome sequencing (WES) analysis on DNA from the three affected subjects after negative genetic testing for known causes of HYPO...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322572/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-pai-1-predicts-negative-alterations-in-whole-body-insulin-sensitivity-in-chronic-hiv-infection
#16
Kamonkiat Wirunsawanya, Loni Belyea, Cecilia Shikuma, Richard Watanabe, Lindsay Kohorn, Bruce Shiramizu, Brooks Mitchell, Scott A Souza, Sheila Keating, Philip J Norris, Lishomwa Ndhlovu, Dominic Chow
Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1), a key negative regulator of fibrinolysis, has been investigated to be a potential predictor of the development of insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus. Because chronically stable HIV-infected individuals frequently develop abnormal glucose metabolism including insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus, we postulated PAI-1 could be one of multifactorial pathogenic roles in the development of insulin resistance among chronic HIV-infected individuals. From our longitudinal cohort study, we selectively recruited chronically stable HIV-infected individuals without diagnosis of diabetes mellitus at baseline (N = 62) to analyze the correlation of baseline inflammatory cytokines including PAI-1 and whole body insulin sensitivity with two-year follow-up, as measured by Matsuda Index...
March 21, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321979/effect-of-the-early-social-environment-on-behavioural-and-genomic-responses-to-a-social-challenge-in-a-cooperatively-breeding-vertebrate
#17
Cecilia Nyman, Stefan Fischer, Nadia Aubin-Horth, Barbara Taborsky
The early social environment can have substantial, lifelong effects on vertebrate social behaviour, which can be mediated by developmental plasticity of brain gene expression. Early life effects can influence immediate behavioural responses towards later-life social challenges and can activate different gene expression responses. However, while genomic responses to social challenges have been reported frequently, how developmental experience influences the shape of these genomic reaction norms remains largely unexplored...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321272/future-of-liver-disease-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c
#18
REVIEW
Francesca Romana Ponziani, Francesca Mangiola, Cecilia Binda, Maria Assunta Zocco, Massimo Siciliano, Antonio Grieco, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Maurizio Pompili, Antonio Gasbarrini
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been a global health problem for decades, due to the high number of infected people and to the lack of effective and well-tolerated therapies. In the last 3 years, the approval of new direct acting antivirals characterized by high rates of virological clearance and excellent tolerability has dramatically improved HCV infection curability, especially for patients with advanced liver disease and for liver transplant recipients. Long-term data about the impact of the new direct acting antivirals on liver fibrosis and liver disease-related outcomes are not yet available, due to their recent introduction...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321260/loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-test-for-trypanosoma-gambiense-group-1-with-stem-primers-a-molecular-xenomonitoring-test-for-sleeping-sickness
#19
Zablon K Njiru, Cecilia K Mbae, Gitonga N Mburugu
The World Health Organization has targeted Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) for elimination by 2020 with zero incidence by 2030. To achieve and sustain this goal, accurate and easy-to-deploy diagnostic tests for Gambian trypanosomiasis which accounts for over 98% of reported cases will play a crucial role. Most needed will be tools for surveillance of pathogen in vectors (xenomonitoring) since population screening tests are readily available. The development of new tests is expensive and takes a long time while incremental improvement of existing technologies that have potential for xenomonitoring may offer a shorter pathway to tools for HAT surveillance...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320626/relationship-between-laryngeal-electromyography-and-video-laryngostroboscopy-in-vocal-fold-paralysis
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Joel A Maamary, Ian Cole, Paul Darveniza, Cecilia Pemberton, Helen Mary Brake, Stephen Tisch
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to better define the relationship of laryngeal electromyography and video laryngostroboscopy in the diagnosis of vocal fold paralysis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective diagnostic cohort study with cross-sectional data analysis METHODS: Data were obtained from 57 patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis who attended a large tertiary voice referral center. Electromyographic findings were classified according to recurrent laryngeal nerve, superior laryngeal nerve, and high vagal/combined lesions...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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