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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233524/the-real-deal-willingness-to-pay-and-satiety-expectations-are-greater-for-real-foods-versus-their-images
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Carissa A Romero, Michael T Compton, Yueran Yang, Jacqueline C Snow
Laboratory studies of human dietary choice have relied on computerized two-dimensional (2D) images as stimuli, whereas in everyday life, consumers make decisions in the context of real foods that have actual caloric content and afford grasping and consumption. Surprisingly, few studies have compared whether real foods are valued more than 2D images of foods, and in the studies that have, differences in the stimuli and testing conditions could have resulted in inflated bids for the real foods. Moreover, although the caloric content of food images has been shown to influence valuation, no studies to date have investigated whether 'real food exposure effects' on valuation reflect greater sensitivity to the caloric content of real foods versus images...
November 23, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229354/comparative-clinical-trial-of-the-variability-factors-of-the-exposure-indices-used-for-the-drug-monitoring-of-two-tacrolimus-formulations-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Pierre Marquet, Laetitia Albano, Jean-Baptiste Woillard, Lionel Rostaing, Nassim Kamar, Charlotte Sakarovitch, Philippe Gatault, Matthias Buchler, Bernard Charpentier, Eric Thervet, Elisabeth Cassuto
BACKGROUND: Several studies found differences in tacrolimus whole blood trough levels (C0) or area-under-the curve (AUC) between the twice-daily (Tac-BID) and once-daily (Tac-OD) formulations given to kidney transplant recipients at equal doses. As C0 is widely used as a surrogate of the AUC for individual dose adjustment, this study investigated the correlation and proportionality between C0 and the 24h-AUC, depending on the formulation, time post-transplantation, pharmacogenetics traits and other individual characteristics...
December 8, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229103/effect-of-budesonide-formoterol-pressurized-metered-dose-inhaler-on-exacerbations-versus-formoterol-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-the-6-month-randomized-rise-revealing-the-impact-of-symbicort-in-reducing-exacerbations-in-copd-study
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Gary T Ferguson, Donald P Tashkin, Tor Skärby, Carin Jorup, Kristina Sandin, Michael Greenwood, Kristine Pemberton, Frank Trudo
BACKGROUND: Prevention of exacerbations is a primary goal for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) therapy. This randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group, multicenter study evaluated the effect of budesonide/formoterol pressurized metered-dose inhaler (pMDI) versus formoterol dry powder inhaler (DPI) on reducing COPD exacerbations. METHODS: 1219 patients aged ≥40 years with moderate-to-very-severe COPD (per lung function) and a history of ≥1 COPD exacerbation received budesonide/formoterol pMDI 320/9 μg twice daily (BID) during a 4-week run-in...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228977/a-systematic-review-of-the-application-of-wilson-and-cleary-health-related-quality-of-life-model-in-chronic-diseases
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REVIEW
Adedokun Oluwafemi Ojelabi, Yitka Graham, Catherine Haighton, Jonathan Ling
BACKGROUND: A conceptual model approach to clarify the elements of health-related quality of life (HRQL), their determinants and causal pathways is needed to aid researchers, health practitioners and policy makers in their bid to improve HRQL outcomes in patients. The aim of this systematic review was to appraise empirical evidence on the performance of the Wilson and Cleary Model of HRQL. METHODS: We conducted a search of MEDLINE, Science Direct, PsyARTICLES and CINAHL databases to identify articles that used Wilson and Cleary model to examine HRQL in chronic diseases...
December 11, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228186/aether-leveraging-linear-programming-for-optimal-cloud-computing-in-genomics
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Jacob M Luber, Braden T Tierney, Evan M Cofer, Chirag J Patel, Aleksandar D Kostic
Motivation: Across biology we are seeing rapid developments in scale of data production without a corresponding increase in data analysis capabilities. Results: Here, we present Aether (http://aether.kosticlab.org), an intuitive, easy-to-use, cost-effective, and scalable framework that uses linear programming (LP) to optimally bid on and deploy combinations of underutilized cloud computing resources. Our approach simultaneously minimizes the cost of data analysis and provides an easy transition from users' existing HPC pipelines...
December 8, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228034/on-the-relation-between-economic-bubbles-and-effort-gaps-between-sellers-and-buyers-an-experimental-study
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Eldad Yechiam, Amitay Kauffmann, Nathaniel J S Ashby, Gal Zahavi
Economic bubbles are an empirical puzzle because they do not readily fit the notion of an efficient market. We argue that bubbles are associated with a conflict and a gap in the allocation of effort during negotiation by sellers and buyers. We examined 21 experimental asset markets where in one condition players could buy and sell and in the other they could either buy or sell. The results indicated that when making concurrent buying and selling decisions the mean number of asks for sellers was 71% higher than the number of bids for buyers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226626/randomized-clinical-study-of-safety-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-ripk1-inhibitor-gsk2982772-in-healthy-volunteers
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Kathleen Weisel, Nicola E Scott, Debra J Tompson, Bartholomew J Votta, Sujith Madhavan, Kat Povey, Allen Wolstenholme, Monica Simeoni, Todd Rudo, Lauren Richards-Peterson, Tarjinder Sahota, J Gene Wang, John Lich, Joshua Finger, Adeline Verticelli, Michael Reilly, Peter J Gough, Philip A Harris, John Bertin, Mei-Lun Wang
GSK2982772 is a highly selective inhibitor of receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1) being developed to treat chronic inflammatory diseases. This first-in-human study evaluated safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and exploratory pharmacodynamics (PD) of GSK2982772 administered orally to healthy male volunteers. This was a Phase I, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. In Part A, subjects received single ascending doses of GSK2982772 (0.1-120 mg) or placebo in a crossover design during each of 4 treatment periods...
December 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224367/effect-of-ruxolitinib-therapy-on-the-quality-of-life-of-japanese-patients-with-myelofibrosis
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Kenji Oritani, Kohshi Ohishi, Shinichiro Okamoto, Keita Kirito, Norio Komatsu, Tetsuzo Tauchi, Hiroshi Handa, Shigeki Saito, Katsuto Takenaka, Kazuya Shimoda, Hikaru Okada, Taro Amagasaki, Shiho Wakase, Kojiro Shimozuma, Koichi Akashi
OBJECTIVES: Myelofibrosis (MF) is associated with a significant symptom burden that severely impacts patient quality of life (QOL). Ruxolitinib, a potent Janus kinase 1 (JAK1)/JAK2 inhibitor, led to substantial improvements in splenomegaly, MF-associated symptoms, and QOL in the phase 3 COMFORT studies, proving superior to placebo and best available therapy. We evaluated the effect of ruxolitinib on symptoms and QOL in Japanese patients with MF. METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of studies A2202 (NCT01392443) and AJP01 (NCT02087059) of ruxolitinib in Japanese patients with MF (N = 81)...
December 9, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220542/safety-and-efficacy-of-apremilast-through-104-weeks-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-who-continued-on-apremilast-or-switched-from-etanercept-treatment-findings-from-the-liberate-study
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K Reich, M Gooderham, A Bewley, L Green, J Soung, R Petric, J Marcsisin, J Cirulli, R Chen, V Piguet
BACKGROUND: Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, has demonstrated efficacy in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term efficacy and safety of apremilast in biologic-naive patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and safety of switching from etanercept to apremilast in the phase 3b LIBERATE trial. METHODS: Two hundred fifty patients were randomized to placebo, apremilast 30 mg BID, or etanercept 50 mg QW through Week 16; thereafter, all patients continued or switched to apremilast through Week 104 (extension phase)...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220115/hiv-prevention-where-it-is-needed-most-comparison-of-strategies-for-the-geographical-allocation-of-interventions
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Sarah-Jane Anderson, Peter D Ghys, Regina Ombam, Timothy B Hallett
INTRODUCTION: A strategic approach to the application of HIV prevention interventions is a core component of the UNAIDS Fast Track strategy to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. Central to these plans is a focus on high-prevalence geographies, in a bid to target resources to those in greatest need and maximize the reduction in new infections. Whilst this idea of geographical prioritization has the potential to improve efficiency, it is unclear how it should be implemented in practice. There are a range of prevention interventions which can be applied differentially across risk groups and locations, making allocation decisions complex...
December 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214686/myricetin-attenuated-lps-induced-cardiac-injury-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Nan Zhang, Hong Feng, Hai-Han Liao, Si Chen, Zheng Yang, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
Sepsis induced myocardial dysfunction (SIMD) is a common complication and leads to an increased mortality. SIMD is closely related to inflammation and oxidative stress. Myricetin exhibits strong capacities of anti-inflammation and anti-oxidative stress, but its pharmacological effects for lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced cardiac injury remains undefined. This study aimed to explore whether myricetin was efficient to alleviate SIMD in mice and neonatal rat cardiomyocytes injury. Mice administrated with myricetin (100 mg/kg, po, bid) or vehicle groups were challenged with LPS (10 mg/kg, ip), and cardiac functions examined by echocardiography after 12 hr LPS exposure...
December 7, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210625/evaluation-of-oral-serum-derived-bovine-immunoglobulins-in-hiv-infected-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-diarrhea
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David M Asmuth, John E Hinkle, Anthony LaMarca, Carl J Fichtenbaum, Ma Somsouk, Netanya S Utay, Audrey L Shaw, Bryon W Petschow, Christopher J Detzel, Eric M Weaver
Objectives To evaluate serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate (SBI) for safety and impact on gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in HIV patients with chronic idiopathic diarrhea. Methods A multi-center trial comprised of a double-blind, placebo (PBO)-controlled lead-in phase, (participants received PBO or SBI at 2.5 or 5.0 g BID for 4 weeks) followed by a 20-week, PBO-free phase (SBI at either 2.5 or 5.0 g BID). Participants included HIV-infected patients who were virologically suppressed with a history of chronic idiopathic diarrhea, defined as > 3 loose stools per day for ≥ 3 months without an identifiable cause...
November 2017: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206194/adipose-derived-stem-cells-for-corneal-wound-healing-after-laser-induced-corneal-lesions-in-mice
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Marco Zeppieri, Maria Letizia Salvetat, Antonio Beltrami, Daniela Cesselli, Rossella Russo, Ignacio Alcalde, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Paolo Brusini, Pier Camillo Parodi
The aim of our study was to assess the clinical effectiveness of topical adipose derived stem cell (ADSC) treatment in laser induced corneal wounds in mice by comparing epithelial repair, inflammation, and histological analysis between treatment arms. Corneal lesions were performed on both eyes of 40 mice by laser induced photorefractive keratectomy. All eyes were treated with topical azythromycin bid for three days. Mice were divided in three treatment groups (n = 20), which included: control, stem cells and basic serum; which received topical treatment three times daily for five consecutive days...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205645/using-ricelands-to-provide-temporary-shorebird-habitat-during-migration
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Gregory H Golet, Candace Low, Simon Avery, Katie Andrews, Christopher J McColl, Rheyna Laney, Mark D Reynolds
To help mitigate large wetland losses in California, The Nature Conservancy launched a dynamic conservation incentive program to create temporary wetland habitats in harvested and fallow rice fields for shorebirds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. Farmers were invited to participate in a reverse auction bidding process and winning bids were selected based on their cost and potential to provide high quality shorebird habitat. This was done in 2014 and 2015, for separate enrollment periods that overlapped with spring and fall migration, both before and after the traditional post-harvest flooding period...
December 2, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203142/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-potent-well-balanced-ep2-ep3-dual-agonist
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Akihiro Kinoshita, Masato Higashino, Koji Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Aratani, Akito Kakuuchi, Keisuke Hanada, Hiroyuki Takeda, Atsushi Naganawa, Hidekazu Matsuya, Kazuyuki Ohmoto
A highly potent and well-balanced dual agonist for the EP2 and EP3 receptors is described. Optimization of the lead compound was accomplished in consideration of the relative agonist activity against each EP subtype receptor and the pharmacokinetic profile. As the result, 2-[(2-{(1R,2R)-2-[(1E,4S)-5-cyclopentyl-4-hydroxy-4-methyl-1-penten-1-yl]-5-oxocyclopentyl}eth-yl)thio]-1,3-thiazole-4-carboxylic acid (10) showed excellent potency (human EC50 EP2 = 1.1 nM, EP3 = 1.0 nM) with acceptable selectivity over the EP1 and EP4 subtypes (>2000-fold)...
November 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202767/dose-selection-for-glycopyrrolate-eflow%C3%A2-phase-iii-clinical-studies-results-from-golden-glycopyrrolate-for-obstructive-lung-disease%C3%A2-via-electronic-nebulizer-phase-ii-dose-finding-studies
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James F Donohue, Thomas Goodin, Robert Tosiello, Alistair Wheeler
BACKGROUND: Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) are recommended for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Glycopyrrolate/eFlow® is an investigational drug-device combination of the LAMA glycopyrrolate administered by an eFlow® Closed System (eFlow® CS) nebulizer. The GOLDEN 2 (NCT01706536) and GOLDEN 6 (NCT02038829) Phase II, multicenter studies were conducted to inform dose selection for the GOLDEN Phase III clinical trials. Bronchodilator responses and safety assessments supported dose selection...
December 4, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199168/medical-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#17
Serhat Bor, İsmail Hakkı Kalkan
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective agents in the first-line and maintenance treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. As the grade of esophagitis increases, an increase is also observed in the level of endoscopic response to PPIs. In the first-line therapy of patients with severe esophagitis (Los Angeles (LA) Grade C-D), administration of a standard dose of PPIs bid has been reported to be more beneficial than PPIs qd. While any intermittant and low dose-continuous treatment can be chosen for the maintenance therapy of patients with non-erosive reflux disease or mild esophagitis (LA Grade A-B), continuous use of a standard dose of PPIs is preferred in the maintenance therapy of patients with severe esophagitis (LA Grade C-D)...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195168/stochastic-optimal-generation-bid-to-electricity-markets-with-emissions-risk-constraints
#18
F-Javier Heredia, Julián Cifuentes-Rubiano, Cristina Corchero
There are many factors that influence the day-ahead market bidding strategies of a generation company (GenCo) within the framework of the current energy market. Environmental policy issues are giving rise to emission limitation that are becoming more and more important for fossil-fueled power plants, and these must be considered in their management. This work investigates the influence of the emissions reduction plan and the incorporation of the medium-term derivative commitments in the optimal generation bidding strategy for the day-ahead electricity market...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194198/latanoprostene-bunod-0-024-in-subjects-with-open-angle-glaucoma-or-ocular-hypertension-pooled-phase-3-study-findings
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Robert N Weinreb, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Keith R Martin, Paul L Kaufman, Jason L Vittitow
PURPOSE: To compare the diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering effect of latanoprostene bunod (LBN) 0.024% with timolol maleate 0.5% in subjects with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pooled analysis of two phase 3, randomized, multicenter, double-masked, parallel-group, noninferiority trials (APOLLO and LUNAR), each with open-label safety extension phases. Adults with OAG or OHT were randomized 2:1 to double-masked treatment with LBN once daily (qd) or timolol twice daily (bid) for 3 months followed by open-label LBN treatment for 3 (LUNAR) or 9 (APOLLO) months...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193826/validation-of-eye-tracking-measures-of-social-attention-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-autism-clinical-trials
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Michael Murias, Samantha Major, Katherine Davlantis, Lauren Franz, Adrianne Harris, Benjamin Rardin, Maura Sabatos-DeVito, Geraldine Dawson
Social communication impairments are a core feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and this class of symptoms is a target for treatments for the disorder. Measures of social attention, assessed via eye-gaze tracking (EGT), have been proposed as an early efficacy biomarker for clinical trials targeting social communication skills. EGT measures have been shown to differentiate children with ASD from typical children; however, there is less known about their relationships with social communication outcome measures that are typically used in ASD clinical trials...
November 29, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
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