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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081048/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-common-childhood-infections-in-south-african-hiv-exposed-uninfected-and-hiv-unexposed-infants
#1
Amy L Slogrove, Monika M Esser, Mark F Cotton, David P Speert, Tobias R Kollmann, Joel Singer, Julie A Bettinger
BACKGROUND: Much evidence of HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infant infectious morbidity predates availability of maternal combination antiretroviral therapy and does not control for universal risk factors (preterm birth, low birth weight, suboptimal breastfeeding and poverty). METHODS: This prospective cohort study identified HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers and their newborns from South African community midwife unit. The primary outcome, infectious cause hospitalization or death before 6 months of age, was compared between HEU and HIV-unexposed (HU) infants and classified for type and severity using validated study-specific case definitions...
February 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077347/translating-e-mental-health-into-practice-what-are-the-barriers-and-enablers-to-e-mental-health-implementation-by-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-health-professionals
#2
James Bennett-Levy, Judy Singer, Simon DuBois, Kelly Hyde
BACKGROUND: With increasing evidence for the effectiveness of e-mental health interventions for enhancing mental health and well-being, a growing challenge is how to translate promising research findings into service delivery contexts. A 2012 e-mental health initiative by the Australian Federal Government (eMHPrac) has sought to address the issue through several strategies, one of which has been to train different health professional workforces in e-mental health (e-MH). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to report on the barriers and enablers of e-MH uptake in a cohort of predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals (21 Indigenous, 5 non-Indigenous) who occupied mainly support or case management roles within their organizations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074537/neuroblastoma-causes-alterations-of-the-intestinal-microbiome-gut-hormones-inflammatory-cytokines-and-bile-acid-composition
#3
Christoph Castellani, Georg Singer, Margarita Kaiser, Thomas Kaiser, Jianfeng Huang, Daniela Sperl, Karl Kashofer, Guenter Fauler, Barbara Guertl-Lackner, Gerald Höfler, Holger Till
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of neuroblastoma (NB) on the intestinal microbiome, metabolism, and inflammatory parameters in a murine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Athymic Hsd:Fox1nu mice received subperitoneal implantation of human NB cells (MHH-NB11) (tumor group, TG) or culture medium (sham group). Following 10 weeks of tumor growth, all animals were sacrificed to collect total white adipose tissue (WAT). Luminex assays were performed for gut hormone and inflammation marker analysis...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071588/genetic-evidence-that-nkx2-2-acts-primarily-downstream-of-neurog3-in-pancreatic-endocrine-lineage-development
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Angela J Churchill, Giselle Dominguez Gutiérrez, Ruth A Singer, David S Lorberbaum, Kevin A Fischer, Lori Sussel
Many pancreatic transcription factors that are essential for islet cell differentiation have been well characterized; however, because they are often expressed in several different cell populations, their functional hierarchy remains unclear. To parse out the spatiotemporal regulation of islet cell differentiation, we used a Neurog3-Cre allele to ablate Nkx2.2, one of the earliest and most broadly expressed islet transcription factors, specifically in the Neurog3(+) endocrine progenitor lineage (Nkx2.2(△endo))...
January 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069498/poly-glycerol-sebacate-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-blend-nanofibrous-scaffold-as-intrinsic-bio-and-immunocompatible-system-for-corneal-repair
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Sahar Salehi, Marta Czugala, Piotr Stafiej, Mohammadhossein Fathi, Thomas Bahners, Jochen S Gutmann, Bernhard B Singer, Thomas A Fuchsluger
: A major challenge in corneal tissue engineering and lamellar corneal transplantation is to develop synthetic scaffolds able to simulate the optical and mechanical properties of the native cornea. As a carrier, the graft scaffolds should provide the basis for anchorage, repair and regeneration. Although quite a number of scaffolds have been engineered to date, they have not been able to simultaneously recapitulate chemical, mechanical, and structural properties of the corneal extracellular matrix (ECM)...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068465/one-year-developmental-outcomes-for-infants-of-mothers-with-bipolar-disorder
#6
Aimee K Santucci, Lynn T Singer, Stephen R Wisniewski, James F Luther, Heather F Eng, Dorothy K Sit, Katherine L Wisner
OBJECTIVE: Few data about the development of infants born to women with bipolar disorder have been published. We hypothesized that infants of women with bipolar disorder (by DSM-IV criteria) treated with psychotropics (BD+) or untreated with psychotropics (BD-) would demonstrate poorer cognitive and behavioral development than infants of controls. On the basis of previous studies, we expected that psychotropic-exposed infants of women in the BD+ group would have poorer neuromotor performance during infancy...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059861/effect-of-threatening-life-experiences-and-adverse-family-relations-in-ulcerative-colitis-analysis-using-structural-equation-modeling-and-comparison-with-crohn-s-disease
#7
Vered Slonim-Nevo, Orly Sarid, Michael Friger, Doron Schwartz, Ruslan Sergienko, Avihu Pereg, Hillel Vardi, Terri Singer, Elena Chernin, Dan Greenberg, Shmuel Odes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We published that threatening life experiences and adverse family relations impact Crohn's disease (CD) adversely. In this study, we examine the influence of these stressors in ulcerative colitis (UC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients completed demography, economic status (ES), the Patient-Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (P-SCCAI), the Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (SIBDQ), the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), the Family Assessment Device (FAD), and the List of Threatening Life Experiences (LTE)...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051200/ergospirometry-findings-in-wind-instrument-players-and-opera-singers
#8
Helen Ksinopoulou, Chryssa Hatzoglou, Zoe Daniil, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Helen Karetsi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049408/detailed-simulation-of-cancer-exome-sequencing-data-reveals-differences-and-common-limitations-of-variant-callers
#9
Ariane L Hofmann, Jonas Behr, Jochen Singer, Jack Kuipers, Christian Beisel, Peter Schraml, Holger Moch, Niko Beerenwinkel
BACKGROUND: Next-generation sequencing of matched tumor and normal biopsy pairs has become a technology of paramount importance for precision cancer treatment. Sequencing costs have dropped tremendously, allowing the sequencing of the whole exome of tumors for just a fraction of the total treatment costs. However, clinicians and scientists cannot take full advantage of the generated data because the accuracy of analysis pipelines is limited. This particularly concerns the reliable identification of subclonal mutations in a cancer tissue sample with very low frequencies, which may be clinically relevant...
January 3, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045405/the-initiation-of-metabolic-inflammation-in-childhood-obesity
#10
Kanakadurga Singer, Carey N Lumeng
An understanding of the events that initiate metabolic inflammation (metainflammation) can support the identification of targets for preventing metabolic disease and its negative effects on health. There is ample evidence demonstrating that the initiating events in obesity-induced inflammation start early in childhood. This has significant implications on our understanding of how early life events in childhood influence adult disease. In this Review we frame the initiating events of metainflammation in the context of child development and discuss what this reveals about the mechanisms by which this unique form of chronic inflammation is initiated and sustained into adulthood...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039855/use-of-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-older-adults-with-atrial-fibrillation-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
#11
Emer R McGrath, Alan S Go, Yuchiao Chang, Leila H Borowsky, Margaret C Fang, Kristi Reynolds, Daniel E Singer
OBJECTIVES: To explore barriers to anticoagulation in older adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) at high risk of stroke and to identify opportunities for interventions that might increase use of oral anticoagulants (OACs). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Two large community-based AF cohorts. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with ischemic stroke surviving hospitalization (N = 1,405, mean age 79). MEASUREMENTS: Using structured chart review, reasons for nonuse of OAC were identified, and 1-year poststroke survival was assessed...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038940/studies-of-tak1-centered-polypharmacology-with-novel-covalent-tak1-inhibitors
#12
Li Tan, Deepak Gurbani, Ellen L Weisberg, Douglas S Jones, Suman Rao, William D Singer, Faviola M Bernard, Samar Mowafy, Annie Jenney, Guangyan Du, Atsushi Nonami, James D Griffin, Douglas A Lauffenburger, Kenneth D Westover, Peter K Sorger, Nathanael S Gray
Targeted polypharmacology provides an efficient method of treating diseases such as cancer with complex, multigenic causes provided that compounds with advantageous activity profiles can be discovered. Novel covalent TAK1 inhibitors were validated in cellular contexts for their ability to inhibit the TAK1 kinase and for their polypharmacology. Several inhibitors phenocopied reported TAK1 inhibitor 5Z-7-oxozaenol with comparable efficacy and complementary kinase selectivity profiles. Compound 5 exhibited the greatest potency in RAS-mutated and wild-type RAS cell lines from various cancer types...
December 7, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038828/do-emergency-department-patients-with-nausea-and-vomiting-desire-request-or-receive-antiemetics
#13
Adam J Singer, Greg Garra, Henry C Thode
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034348/coding-we-ness-in-couple-s-relationship-stories-a-method-for-assessing-mutuality-in-couple-therapy
#14
Sara Gildersleeve, Jefferson A Singer, Karen Skerrett, Shelter Wein
OBJECTIVE: "We-ness," a couple's mutual investment in their relationship and in each other, has been found to be a potent dimension of couple resilience. This study examined the development of a method to capture We-ness in psychotherapy through the coding of relationship narratives co-constructed by couples ("We-Stories"). It used a coding system to identify the core thematic elements that make up these narratives. METHOD: Couples that self-identified as "happy" (N = 53) generated We-Stories and completed measures of relationship satisfaction and mutuality...
December 30, 2016: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032353/allergooncology-the-impact-of-allergy-in-oncology-eaaci-position-paper
#15
E Jensen-Jarolim, H J Bax, R Bianchini, M Capron, C Corrigan, M Castells, D Dombrowicz, T R Daniels-Wells, J Fazekas, E Fiebiger, S Gatault, H J Gould, J Janda, D H Josephs, P Karagiannis, F Levi-Schaffer, A Meshcheryakova, D Mechtcheriakova, Y Mekori, F Mungenast, E A Nigro, M L Penichet, F Redegeld, L Saul, J Singer, J F Spicer, A G Siccardi, E Spillner, M C Turner, E Untersmayr, L Vangelista, S N Karagiannis
Th2 immunity and allergic immune surveillance play critical roles in host responses to pathogens, parasites and allergens. Numerous studies have reported significant links between Th2 responses and cancer, including insights into the functions of IgE antibodies and associated effector cells in both anti-tumour immune surveillance and therapy. The interdisciplinary field of AllergoOncology was given Task Force status by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2014. Affiliated expert groups focus on the interface between allergic responses and cancer, applied to immune surveillance, immunomodulation and the functions of IgE-mediated immune responses against cancer, to derive novel insights into more effective treatments...
December 29, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031700/long-term-results-of-combination-therapy-using-anti-vegf-agents-and-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-for-retinal-vein-occlusion-an-investigational-case-series
#16
Michael A Singer, Michael E Jansen, Lyndon Tyler, Paul Woods, Faisal Ansari, Udit Jain, Joshua Singer, Darren Bell, Chelsey Krambeer
BACKGROUND: One limitation of anti-VEGF therapy is the need for monthly retreatment to maintain efficacy. The purpose of this study was to determine the duration of effect in eyes with macular edema (ME) secondary to branch or central retinal vein occlusion (BRVO or CRVO) treated with anti-VEGF therapy plus sustained-release dexamethasone (DEX implant; Ozurdex). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This open-label, interventional case series included 62 eyes with ME due to RVO, central foveal thickness (CFT) >300 μm, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/40 or worse...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030741/effects-of-contemplative-dyads-on-engagement-and-perceived-social-connectedness-over-9-months-of-mental-training-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Bethany E Kok, Tania Singer
Importance: Loneliness is a risk factor for depression and other illnesses and may be caused and reinforced by maladaptive social cognition. Secularized classical meditation training programs address social cognition, but practice typically occurs alone. Little is known about the effectiveness of contemplative practice performed in dyads. Objective: To introduce and assess the effectiveness of contemplative dyadic practices relative to classical-solitary meditation with regard to engagement and perceived social connectedness...
December 28, 2016: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029757/identification-of-functional-and-expression-polymorphisms-associated-with-risk-for-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-autoantibody-associated-vasculitis
#18
Peter A Merkel, Gang Xie, Paul A Monach, Xuemei Ji, Dominic J Ciavatta, Jinyoung Byun, Benjamin D Pinder, Ai Zhao, Jinyi Zhang, Yohannes Tadesse, David Qian, Matthew Weirauch, Rajan Nair, Alex Tsoi, Christian Pagnoux, Simon Carette, Sharon Chung, David Cuthbertson, John C Davis, Paul F Dellaripa, Lindsy Forbess, Ora Gewurz-Singer, Gary S Hoffman, Nader Khalidi, Curry Koening, Carol A Langford, Alfred D Mahr, Carol McAlear, Larry Moreland, E Philip Seo, Ulrich Specks, Robert F Spiera, Antoine Sreih, E William St Clair, John H Stone, Steven R Ytterberg, James T Elder, Jia Qu, Toshiki Ochi, Naoto Hirano, Jeffrey C Edberg, Ronald J Falk, Christopher I Amos, Katherine A Siminovitch
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk alleles relevant to the cause and biology of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: We conducted a genome-wide association and subsequent replication study including 1986 cases of AAV [granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)] and 4723 controls. Meta-analysis of these datasets and functional annotation of identified risk loci were performed and candidate disease variants with unknown functional effects investigated for impact on gene expression and/or protein function...
December 28, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029556/a-formant-range-profile-for-singers
#19
Ingo R Titze, Lynn M Maxfield, Megan C Walker
Vowel selection is important in differentiating between singing styles. The timbre of the vocal instrument, which is related to its frequency spectrum, is governed by both the glottal sound source and the vowel choices made by singers. Consequently, the ability to modify the vowel space is a measure of how successfully a singer can maintain a desired timbre across a range of pitches. Formant range profiles were produced as a means of quantifying this ability. Seventy-seven subjects (including trained and untrained vocalists) participated, producing vowels with three intended mouth shapes: (1) neutral or speech-like, (2) megaphone-shaped (wide open mouth), and (3) inverted-megaphone-shaped (widened oropharynx with moderate mouth opening)...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029070/an-exploration-of-factors-influencing-physical-activity-levels-amongst-a-cohort-of-people-living-in-the-community-after-stroke-in-the-south-of-england
#20
Sharon Jackson, Christopher Mercer, Barbara Jennifer Singer
PURPOSE: To explore factors influencing physical activity (PA) reported by people living in rural/semi-rural communities in the south of England post-stroke, and to understand relationships between personal, interpersonal and environmental barriers and self-reported levels of PA. METHOD: A survey was mailed to patients of NHS Trusts who were identified as potential participants. Self-reported PA levels, type, and frequency of reported barriers were tabulated. Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was used to explore associations between self-reported PA level and: age, gender, level of physical function, fear of falling, beliefs regarding PA, available supports, and socioeconomic status...
December 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
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