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Ana Carolina Cuéllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Carsten Kirkeby, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Anders Stockmarr, Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindstrom, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J Conraths, Magdalena Larska, Inger Hamnes, Ståle Sviland, Petter Hopp, Katharina Brugger, Franz Rubel, Thomas Balenghien, Claire Garros, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Xavier Allène, Jonathan Lhoir, David Chavernac, Jean-Claude Delécolle, Bruno Mathieu, Delphine Delécolle, Marie-Laure Setier-Rio, Roger Venail, Bethsabée Scheid, Miguel Ángel Miranda Chueca, Carlos Barceló, Javier Lucientes, Rosa Estrada, Alexander Mathis, Wesley Tack, Rene Bødker
BACKGROUND: Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are vectors of bluetongue virus (BTV), African horse sickness virus and Schmallenberg virus (SBV). Outbreaks of both BTV and SBV have affected large parts of Europe. The spread of these diseases depends largely on vector distribution and abundance. The aim of this analysis was to identify and quantify major spatial patterns and temporal trends in the distribution and seasonal variation of observed Culicoides abundance in nine countries in Europe...
February 27, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
Iñigo Olalde, Selina Brace, Morten E Allentoft, Ian Armit, Kristian Kristiansen, Thomas Booth, Nadin Rohland, Swapan Mallick, Anna Szécsényi-Nagy, Alissa Mittnik, Eveline Altena, Mark Lipson, Iosif Lazaridis, Thomas K Harper, Nick Patterson, Nasreen Broomandkhoshbacht, Yoan Diekmann, Zuzana Faltyskova, Daniel Fernandes, Matthew Ferry, Eadaoin Harney, Peter de Knijff, Megan Michel, Jonas Oppenheimer, Kristin Stewardson, Alistair Barclay, Kurt Werner Alt, Corina Liesau, Patricia Ríos, Concepción Blasco, Jorge Vega Miguel, Roberto Menduiña García, Azucena Avilés Fernández, Eszter Bánffy, Maria Bernabò-Brea, David Billoin, Clive Bonsall, Laura Bonsall, Tim Allen, Lindsey Büster, Sophie Carver, Laura Castells Navarro, Oliver E Craig, Gordon T Cook, Barry Cunliffe, Anthony Denaire, Kirsten Egging Dinwiddy, Natasha Dodwell, Michal Ernée, Christopher Evans, Milan Kuchařík, Joan Francès Farré, Chris Fowler, Michiel Gazenbeek, Rafael Garrido Pena, María Haber-Uriarte, Elżbieta Haduch, Gill Hey, Nick Jowett, Timothy Knowles, Ken Massy, Saskia Pfrengle, Philippe Lefranc, Olivier Lemercier, Arnaud Lefebvre, César Heras Martínez, Virginia Galera Olmo, Ana Bastida Ramírez, Joaquín Lomba Maurandi, Tona Majó, Jacqueline I McKinley, Kathleen McSweeney, Balázs Gusztáv Mende, Alessandra Mod, Gabriella Kulcsár, Viktória Kiss, András Czene, Róbert Patay, Anna Endrődi, Kitti Köhler, Tamás Hajdu, Tamás Szeniczey, János Dani, Zsolt Bernert, Maya Hoole, Olivia Cheronet, Denise Keating, Petr Velemínský, Miroslav Dobeš, Francesca Candilio, Fraser Brown, Raúl Flores Fernández, Ana-Mercedes Herrero-Corral, Sebastiano Tusa, Emiliano Carnieri, Luigi Lentini, Antonella Valenti, Alessandro Zanini, Clive Waddington, Germán Delibes, Elisa Guerra-Doce, Benjamin Neil, Marcus Brittain, Mike Luke, Richard Mortimer, Jocelyne Desideri, Marie Besse, Günter Brücken, Mirosław Furmanek, Agata Hałuszko, Maksym Mackiewicz, Artur Rapiński, Stephany Leach, Ignacio Soriano, Katina T Lillios, João Luís Cardoso, Michael Parker Pearson, Piotr Włodarczak, T Douglas Price, Pilar Prieto, Pierre-Jérôme Rey, Roberto Risch, Manuel A Rojo Guerra, Aurore Schmitt, Joël Serralongue, Ana Maria Silva, Václav Smrčka, Luc Vergnaud, João Zilhão, David Caramelli, Thomas Higham, Mark G Thomas, Douglas J Kennett, Harry Fokkens, Volker Heyd, Alison Sheridan, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Philipp W Stockhammer, Johannes Krause, Ron Pinhasi, Wolfgang Haak, Ian Barnes, Carles Lalueza-Fox, David Reich
From around 2750 to 2500 bc, Bell Beaker pottery became widespread across western and central Europe, before it disappeared between 2200 and 1800 bc. The forces that propelled its expansion are a matter of long-standing debate, and there is support for both cultural diffusion and migration having a role in this process. Here we present genome-wide data from 400 Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age Europeans, including 226 individuals associated with Beaker-complex artefacts. We detected limited genetic affinity between Beaker-complex-associated individuals from Iberia and central Europe, and thus exclude migration as an important mechanism of spread between these two regions...
February 21, 2018: Nature
Jack D Wilkinson, Sarah A Leggett, Elizabeth J Marjanovic, Tonia L Moore, John Allen, Marina E Anderson, Jason Britton, Maya H Buch, Francesco Del Galdo, Christopher P Denton, Graham Dinsdale, Bridgett Griffiths, Frances Hall, Kevin Howell, Audrey MacDonald, Neil J McHugh, Joanne B Manning, John D Pauling, Christopher Roberts, Jacqueline A Shipley, Ariane L Herrick, Andrea K Murray
BACKGROUND: Objective and reliable outcome measures to facilitate clinical trials of novel treatments for systemic sclerosis (SSc)-related Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) are badly needed. Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) and thermography are non-invasive measures of perfusion that show excellent potential. The purpose of this multi-centre study was to determine the reliability and validity of a hand cold challenge protocol using LSCI, standard thermography and low-cost mobile phone-based thermography...
February 18, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Faiq Shaikh, Benjamin Franc, Erastus Allen, Evis Sala, Omer Awan, Kenneth Hendrata, Safwan Halabi, Sohaib Mohiuddin, Sana Malik, Dexter Hadley, Rasu Shrestha
Enterprise imaging has channeled various technological innovations to the field of clinical radiology, ranging from advanced imaging equipment and postacquisition iterative reconstruction tools to image analysis and computer-aided detection tools. More recently, the advancements in the field of quantitative image analysis coupled with machine learning-based data analytics, classification, and integration have ushered us into the era of radiomics, which has tremendous potential in clinical decision support as well as drug discovery...
January 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Faiq Shaikh, Benjamin Franc, Erastus Allen, Evis Sala, Omer Awan, Kenneth Hendrata, Safwan Halabi, Sohaib Mohiuddin, Sana Malik, Dexter Hadley, Rasu Shrestha
Enterprise imaging has channeled various technological innovations to the field of clinical radiology, ranging from advanced imaging equipment and postacquisition iterative reconstruction tools to image analysis and computer-aided detection tools. More recently, the advancement in the field of quantitative image analysis coupled with machine learning-based data analytics, classification, and integration has ushered in the era of radiomics, a paradigm shift that holds tremendous potential in clinical decision support as well as drug discovery...
January 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Ernest M Graham, Allen D Everett, Jean-Christophe Delpech, Frances J Northington
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The rapid progress in biomarker science is on the threshold of significantly changing clinical care for infants in the neonatal ICU. Infants with neonatal brain injuries will likely be the first group whose management is dramatically altered with point-of-care, rapidly available brain biomarker analysis. Providing an interim update on progress in this area is the purpose of this review. RECENT FINDINGS: Highlighted findings from the past 18 months of publications on biomarkers in neonatal brain injury include; Specific nonbrain markers of cardiac health and global asphyxia continue to provide information on brain injury after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)...
January 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Katharine E Roberts, Louisa J Ells, Victoria J McGowan, Theodora Machaira, Victoria C Targett, Rachel E Allen, Alison E Tedstone
To aim of the review was to examine the most recent (2010 onwards) research evidence on the health and behavioural impacts, in adults and children, of fiscal strategies that target high sugar foods and sugar-sweetened drinks (SSDs). A pragmatic rapid review was undertaken using a systematic search strategy. The review was part of a programme of work to support policy development in relation to high sugar food and SSDs. A total of 11 primary research publications were included, describing evidence from France (n = 1), the Netherlands (n = 3), and the United States of America (n = 7), assessed through a variety of study designs, with the majority in adult populations (n = 10)...
December 15, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
April D Fogleman, Ting Meng, Jason Osborne, Maryanne T Perrin, Frances Jones, Jonathan C Allen
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to examine the bacteriological and immunological properties of freshly expressed, previously frozen, and leftover mothers' own milk during storage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the first of two pilot studies, 12 mother-infant dyads participated. The milk studied included freshly expressed unfed and freshly expressed leftover milk. Milk samples were stored at 24°C, 4°C, or -20°C. In the second pilot study, 11 mother-infant dyads participated...
January 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Erik Munson, Erin J Bowles, Richard Dern, Eric Beck, Raymond P Podzorski, Allen C Bateman, Timothy K Block, Joshua L Kropp, Tyler Radke, Karen Siebers, Brian Simmons, Mary A Smith, Frances Spray-Larson, David M Warshauer
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene challenged Wisconsin laboratories to examine their biosafety practices and improve their culture of biosafety. 103 clinical and public health laboratories completed a questionnaire-based, microbiology-focused biosafety risk assessment. Greater than 96% of respondents performed activities related to specimen processing, direct microscopic examination, and rapid non-molecular testing, while approximately 60% performed culture interpretation. Although important to assessing risk, data specific to patient occupation, symptoms, and travel history were often unavailable to the laboratory and, therefore, less contributory to microbiology biosafety risk assessment than information relative to specimen source and test requisition...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Karen L Stals, Matthew Wakeling, Júlia Baptista, Richard Caswell, Andrew Parrish, Julia Rankin, Carolyn Tysoe, Garan Jones, Adam C Gunning, Hana Lango Allen, Lisa Bradley, Angela F Brady, Helena Carley, Jenny Carmichael, Bruce Castle, Deirdre Cilliers, Helen Cox, Charu Deshpande, Abhijit Dixit, Jacqueline Eason, Frances Elmslie, Andrew E Fry, Alan Fryer, Muriel Holder, Tessa Homfray, Emma Kivuva, Victoria McKay, Ruth Newbury-Ecob, Michael Parker, Ravi Savarirayan, Claire Searle, Nora Shannon, Deborah Shears, Sarah Smithson, Ellen Thomas, Peter D Turnpenny, Vinod Varghese, Pradeep Vasudevan, Emma Wakeling, Emma L Baple, Sian Ellard
OBJECTIVE: Rare genetic disorders resulting in prenatal or neonatal death are genetically heterogeneous, but testing is often limited by the availability of fetal DNA, leaving couples without a potential prenatal test for future pregnancies. We describe our novel strategy of exome sequencing parental DNA samples to diagnose recessive monogenic disorders in an audit of the first 50 couples referred. METHOD: Exome sequencing was carried out in a consecutive series of 50 couples who had 1 or more pregnancies affected with a lethal or prenatal-onset disorder...
January 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
Ashenafi Mebratu Zewde, Frances Yu, Sunil Nayak, Christopher Tallarida, Allen B Reitz, Lynn G Kirby, Scott M Rawls
BACKGROUND: Planarians, like rodents, instinctively spend more time in dark versus light environments when given a choice. This behavioral phenomenon is called negative phototaxis, which may reflect defensive responding related to an anxiety-like phenotype. NEW METHOD: We propose a planarian light/dark test, designated PLDT, to predict anxiogenic- or anxiolytic-like effects. Experimentally, we placed a planarian at the midline of a Petri dish, containing test compound or water, that was split evenly into light and dark compartments and determined time spent in the light over 10min...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Janine F Felix, Bonnie R Joubert, Andrea A Baccarelli, Gemma C Sharp, Catarina Almqvist, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Hasan Arshad, Nour Baïz, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg, Kelly M Bakulski, Elisabeth B Binder, Luigi Bouchard, Carrie V Breton, Bert Brunekreef, Kelly J Brunst, Esteban G Burchard, Mariona Bustamante, Leda Chatzi, Monica Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Eva Corpeleijn, Darina Czamara, Dana Dabelea, George Davey Smith, Patrick De Boever, Liesbeth Duijts, Terence Dwyer, Celeste Eng, Brenda Eskenazi, Todd M Everson, Fahimeh Falahi, M Daniele Fallin, Sara Farchi, Mariana F Fernandez, Lu Gao, Tom R Gaunt, Akram Ghantous, Matthew W Gillman, Semira Gonseth, Veit Grote, Olena Gruzieva, Siri E Håberg, Zdenko Herceg, Marie-France Hivert, Nina Holland, John W Holloway, Cathrine Hoyo, Donglei Hu, Rae-Chi Huang, Karen Huen, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Dereje D Jima, Allan C Just, Margaret R Karagas, Robert Karlsson, Wilfried Karmaus, Katerina J Kechris, Juha Kere, Manolis Kogevinas, Berthold Koletzko, Gerard H Koppelman, Leanne K Küpers, Christine Ladd-Acosta, Jari Lahti, Nathalie Lambrechts, Sabine A S Langie, Rolv T Lie, Andrew H Liu, Maria C Magnus, Per Magnus, Rachel L Maguire, Carmen J Marsit, Wendy McArdle, Erik Melén, Phillip Melton, Susan K Murphy, Tim S Nawrot, Lorenza Nisticò, Ellen A Nohr, Björn Nordlund, Wenche Nystad, Sam S Oh, Emily Oken, Christian M Page, Patrice Perron, Göran Pershagen, Costanza Pizzi, Michelle Plusquin, Katri Raikkonen, Sarah E Reese, Eva Reischl, Lorenzo Richiardi, Susan Ring, Ritu P Roy, Peter Rzehak, Greet Schoeters, David A Schwartz, Sylvain Sebert, Harold Snieder, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Anne P Starling, Jordi Sunyer, Jack A Taylor, Henning Tiemeier, Vilhelmina Ullemar, Marina Vafeiadi, Marinus H Van Ijzendoorn, Judith M Vonk, Annette Vriens, Martine Vrijheid, Pei Wang, Joseph L Wiemels, Allen J Wilcox, Rosalind J Wright, Cheng-Jian Xu, Zongli Xu, Ivana V Yang, Paul Yousefi, Hongmei Zhang, Weiming Zhang, Shanshan Zhao, Golareh Agha, Caroline L Relton, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Stephanie J London
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
Gemma C Sharp, Lucas A Salas, Claire Monnereau, Catherine Allard, Paul Yousefi, Todd M Everson, Jon Bohlin, Zongli Xu, Rae-Chi Huang, Sarah E Reese, Cheng-Jian Xu, Nour Baïz, Cathrine Hoyo, Golareh Agha, Ritu Roy, John W Holloway, Akram Ghantous, Simon K Merid, Kelly M Bakulski, Leanne K Küpers, Hongmei Zhang, Rebecca C Richmond, Christian M Page, Liesbeth Duijts, Rolv T Lie, Phillip E Melton, Judith M Vonk, Ellen A Nohr, ClarLynda Williams-DeVane, Karen Huen, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Carlos Ruiz-Arenas, Semira Gonseth, Faisal I Rezwan, Zdenko Herceg, Sandra Ekström, Lisa Croen, Fahimeh Falahi, Patrice Perron, Margaret R Karagas, Bilal M Quraishi, Matthew Suderman, Maria C Magnus, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Jack A Taylor, Denise Anderson, Shanshan Zhao, Henriette A Smit, Michele J Josey, Asa Bradman, Andrea A Baccarelli, Mariona Bustamante, Siri E Håberg, Göran Pershagen, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Craig Newschaffer, Eva Corpeleijn, Luigi Bouchard, Debbie A Lawlor, Rachel L Maguire, Lisa F Barcellos, George Davey Smith, Brenda Eskenazi, Wilfried Karmaus, Carmen J Marsit, Marie-France Hivert, Harold Snieder, M Daniele Fallin, Erik Melén, Monica C Munthe-Kaas, Hasan Arshad, Joseph L Wiemels, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Martine Vrijheid, Emily Oken, Nina Holland, Susan K Murphy, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Gerard H Koppelman, John P Newnham, Allen J Wilcox, Wenche Nystad, Stephanie J London, Janine F Felix, Caroline L Relton
Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity is associated with adverse offspring outcomes at birth and later in life. Individual studies have shown that epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation could contribute. Within the Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) Consortium, we meta-analysed the association between pre-pregnancy maternal BMI and methylation at over 450,000 sites in newborn blood DNA, across 19 cohorts (9,340 mother-newborn pairs). We attempted to infer causality by comparing the effects of maternal versus paternal BMI and incorporating genetic variation...
October 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
Mark J Koenigsknecht, Jason R Baker, Bo Wen, Ann Frances, Huixia Zhang, Alex Yu, Ting Zhao, Yasuhiro Tsume, Manjunath P Pai, Barry E Bleske, Xinyuan Zhang, Robert Lionberger, Allen Lee, Gordon L Amidon, William L Hasler, Duxin Sun
In vivo drug dissolution in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is largely unmeasured. The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate the in vivo drug dissolution and systemic absorption of the BCS class IIa drug ibuprofen under fed and fasted conditions by direct sampling of stomach and small intestinal luminal content. Expanding current knowledge of drug dissolution in vivo will help to establish physiologically relevant in vitro models predictive of drug dissolution. A multilumen GI catheter was orally inserted into the GI tract of healthy human subjects...
December 4, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Yvonne Burnand, Antonio Andreoli, Laura Frambati, Donna Manning, Alessandra Canuto, Allen Frances
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Allen Frances
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 4, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
Ilaria Guella, Marna B McKenzie, Daniel M Evans, Sarah E Buerki, Eric B Toyota, Margot I Van Allen, Mohnish Suri, Frances Elmslie, Marleen E H Simon, Koen L I van Gassen, Delphine Héron, Boris Keren, Caroline Nava, Mary B Connolly, Michelle Demos, Matthew J Farrer
Massively parallel sequencing has revealed many de novo mutations in the etiology of developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (EEs), highlighting their genetic heterogeneity. Additional candidate genes have been prioritized in silico by their co-expression in the brain. Here, we evaluate rare coding variability in 20 candidates nominated with the use of a reference gene set of 51 established EE-associated genes. Variants within the 20 candidate genes were extracted from exome-sequencing data of 42 subjects with EE and no previous genetic diagnosis...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
Allen C Steere, Strle Franc, Gary P Wormser, Linden T Hu, John A Branda, Joppe W R Hovius, Xin Li, Paul S Mead
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/nrdp.2016.90.
August 3, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Allen Frances, Bernard J Carroll
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Allen Walter Heinemann, Anne Deutsch, David Cella, Karon Frances Cook, Linda Foster, Ana Miskovic, Katharine Davis, Arielle Goldsmith
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate rehabilitation inpatients' willingness and ability to complete patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and the burden of completion on patients and staff. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Two inpatient rehabilitation facilities. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with neurological disorders were assigned randomly to receive a nominal monetary incentive during or 1 month after the stay. DATA COLLECTION: Patients responded using a tablet computer or paper...
June 15, 2017: Health Services Research
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