keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Matthew Stephens

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930436/development-of-a-cigarette-tobacco-filler-standard-reference-material
#1
Lane C Sander, Jeanita S Pritchett, Yasmine C Daniels, Laura J Wood, Brian E Lang, Stephen A Wise, James H Yen, Tricia L Johnson, Matthew J Walters, Tracy Phillips, Matthew R Holman, Grace E Lee, Joseph G Lisko, Brian Lane, Liza Valentin-Blasini, Clifford Watson
A new tobacco filler Standard Reference Material (SRM) has been issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in September 2016 with certified and reference mass fraction values for nicotine, N-nitrosonornicotine, 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone, and volatiles. The constituents have been determined by multiple analytical methods with measurements at NIST and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and with confirmatory measurements by commercial laboratories. This effort highlights the development of the first SRM for reduced nicotine and reduced tobacco-specific nitrosamines with certified values for composition...
September 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928141/a-genetic-screen-for-impaired-systemic-rnai-highlights-the-crucial-role-of-dicer-like-2
#2
Christelle Taochy, Nial R Gursanscky, Jiangling Cao, Stephen J Fletcher, Uwe Dressel, Neena Mitter, Matthew R Tucker, Anna M Koltunow, John L Bowman, Hervé Vaucheret, Bernard J Carroll
Post-transcriptional gene silencing (PTGS) of transgenes involves abundant 21 nt small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and low abundance 22 nt siRNAs produced from double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) by DCL4 and DCL2, respectively. However, DCL2 facilitates the recruitment of RNA-DEPENDENT RNA POLYMERASE 6 (RDR6) to ARGONAUTE 1 (AGO1)-derived cleavage products, resulting in more efficient amplification of secondary and transitive dsRNA and siRNAs. Here, we describe a reporter system where RDR6-dependent PTGS is initiated by restricted expression of an inverted-repeat dsRNA specifically in the root tip, allowing a genetic screen to identify mutants impaired in RDR6-dependent systemic PTGS...
September 19, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924262/prenatal-glucocorticoid-exposure-modifies-endocrine-function-and-behaviour-for-3-generations-following-maternal-and-paternal-transmission
#3
Vasilis G Moisiadis, Andrea Constantinof, Alisa Kostaki, Moshe Szyf, Stephen G Matthews
Fetal exposure to high levels of glucocorticoids programs long-term changes in the physiologic stress response and behaviours. However, it is not known whether effects manifest in subsequent generations of offspring following maternal (MT) or paternal (PT) transmission. We treated pregnant guinea pigs with three courses of saline or synthetic glucocorticoid (sGC) at a clinically relevant dose. Altered cortisol response to stress and behaviours transmitted to juvenile female and male F2 and F3 offspring from both parental lines...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923989/competing-risks-of-cardiovascular-versus-noncardiovascular-death-during-long-term-follow-up-after-acute-coronary-syndromes
#4
Alexander C Fanaroff, Matthew T Roe, Robert M Clare, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Ann Marie Navar, Robert P Giugliano, Stephen D Wiviott, Andrew M Tershakovec, Eugene Braunwald, Michael A Blazing
BACKGROUND: Understanding the relative risk of cardiovascular versus noncardiovascular death is important for designing clinical trials. These risks may differ depending on patient age, sex, and type of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: IMPROVE-IT (Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial) was a randomized controlled trial of simvastatin plus either ezetimibe or placebo following stabilized ACS. Cause of death was adjudicated by an independent committee...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920107/supporting-families-in-reviewing-and-communicating-about-radiology-imaging-studies
#5
Matthew K Hong, Clayton Feustel, Meeshu Agnihotri, Max Silverman, Stephen F Simoneaux, Lauren Wilcox
Diagnostic radiology reports are increasingly being made available to patients and their family members. However, these reports are not typically comprehensible to lay recipients, impeding effective communication about report findings. In this paper, we present three studies informing the design of a prototype to foster patient-clinician communication about radiology report content. First, analysis of questions posted in online health forums helped us identify patients' information needs. Findings from an elicitation study with seven radiologists provided necessary domain knowledge to guide prototype design...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919059/rates-of-hippocampal-atrophy-and-presence-of-post-mortem-tdp-43-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-longitudinal-retrospective-study
#6
Keith A Josephs, Dennis W Dickson, Nirubol Tosakulwong, Stephen D Weigand, Melissa E Murray, Leonard Petrucelli, Amanda M Liesinger, Matthew L Senjem, Anthony J Spychalla, David S Knopman, Joseph E Parisi, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Jennifer L Whitwell
BACKGROUND: Post-mortem studies have not identified an association between β-amyloid or tau and rates of hippocampal atrophy in patients with Alzheimer's disease. TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) is another protein linked to Alzheimer's disease. We aimed to investigate whether hippocampal TDP-43 is associated with increased rates of hippocampal atrophy. METHODS: In this longitudinal retrospective study, we analysed post-mortem brain tissue of all individuals with an Alzheimer's disease spectrum pathological diagnosis who had antemortem head MRI scans between Jan 1, 1999, and Dec 31, 2012, and who had been recruited into the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Patient Registry, or the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging...
September 11, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918981/potential-impacts-of-shipping-noise-on-marine-mammals-in-the-western-canadian-arctic
#7
William D Halliday, Stephen J Insley, R Casey Hilliard, Tyler de Jong, Matthew K Pine
As the Arctic warms and sea ice decreases, increased shipping will lead to higher ambient noise levels in the Arctic Ocean. Arctic marine mammals are vulnerable to increased noise because they use sound to survive and likely evolved in a relatively quiet soundscape. We model vessel noise propagation in the proposed western Canadian Arctic shipping corridor in order to examine impacts on marine mammals and marine protected areas (MPAs). Our model predicts that loud vessels are audible underwater when >100km away, could affect marine mammal behaviour when within 2km for icebreakers vessels, and as far as 52km for tankers...
September 15, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913657/radical-cystectomy-for-recurrent-urothelial-carcinoma-after-prior-partial-cystectomy-perioperative-and-oncologic-outcomes
#8
Ross J Mason, Igor Frank, Bimal Bhindi, Matthew K Tollefson, R Houston Thompson, R Jeffrey Karnes, Robert Tarrell, Prabin Thapa, Stephen A Boorjian
PURPOSE: To evaluate perioperative and oncologic outcomes of patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) for recurrence of urothelial carcinoma (UC) after prior partial cystectomy (PC), and to compare these outcomes to patients undergoing primary RC. METHODS: Patients who underwent RC for recurrence of UC after prior PC were matched 1:3 to patients undergoing primary RC based on age, pathologic stage, and decade of surgery. Perioperative and oncologic outcomes were compared using Wilcoxon sign-rank test, McNemars test, the Kaplan-Meier method, and Cox proportional hazards regression analyses...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912244/potential-role-of-intratumor-bacteria-in-mediating-tumor-resistance-to-the-chemotherapeutic-drug-gemcitabine
#9
Leore T Geller, Michal Barzily-Rokni, Tal Danino, Oliver H Jonas, Noam Shental, Deborah Nejman, Nancy Gavert, Yaara Zwang, Zachary A Cooper, Kevin Shee, Christoph A Thaiss, Alexandre Reuben, Jonathan Livny, Roi Avraham, Dennie T Frederick, Matteo Ligorio, Kelly Chatman, Stephen E Johnston, Carrie M Mosher, Alexander Brandis, Garold Fuks, Candice Gurbatri, Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan, Michael Kim, Mark W Hurd, Matthew Katz, Jason Fleming, Anirban Maitra, David A Smith, Matt Skalak, Jeffrey Bu, Monia Michaud, Sunia A Trauger, Iris Barshack, Talia Golan, Judith Sandbank, Keith T Flaherty, Anna Mandinova, Wendy S Garrett, Sarah P Thayer, Cristina R Ferrone, Curtis Huttenhower, Sangeeta N Bhatia, Dirk Gevers, Jennifer A Wargo, Todd R Golub, Ravid Straussman
Growing evidence suggests that microbes can influence the efficacy of cancer therapies. By studying colon cancer models, we found that bacteria can metabolize the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine) into its inactive form, 2',2'-difluorodeoxyuridine. Metabolism was dependent on the expression of a long isoform of the bacterial enzyme cytidine deaminase (CDDL), seen primarily in Gammaproteobacteria. In a colon cancer mouse model, gemcitabine resistance was induced by intratumor Gammaproteobacteria, dependent on bacterial CDDL expression, and abrogated by cotreatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin...
September 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912148/thermal-imaging-is-a-non-invasive-alternative-to-pet-ct-for-measurement-of-brown-adipose-tissue-activity-in-humans
#10
James Matthew Law, David Edward Morris, Chioma Izzi Engbeaya, Victoria Salem, Christopher Coello, Lindsay Robinson, Maduka Jayasinghe, Rebecca Scott, Roger Gunn, Eugenii Rabiner, Tricia Tan, Waljit Dhillo, Stephen Bloom, Helen Budge, Michael Symonds
Background: Obesity and its metabolic consequences are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) utilises glucose and free fatty acids to produce heat, thereby increasing energy expenditure. Effective evaluation of human BAT stimulators is constrained by current standard BAT assessment methods as positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) requires exposure to high doses of ionising radiation. Infrared thermography (IRT) is a potential non-invasive, safe alternative, although direct corroboration with PET-CT has not previously been established...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911011/evaluating-the-relationship-between-birth-weight-for-gestational-age-and-adult-blood-pressure-using-participants-from-a-cohort-of-same-sex-siblings-discordant-on-birth-weight-percentile
#11
Linda G Kahn, Stephen L Buka, Piera M Cirillo, Barbara A Cohn, Pam Factor-Litvak, Matthew W Gillman, Ezra Susser, L H Lumey
Many studies have described an inverse relationship between birth weight and blood pressure (BP). Debate continues, however, over the magnitude and validity of the association. This analysis draws on the Early Determinants of Adult Health study (2005-2008), a cohort of 393 US adults (mean age 43 years; 47% male), including 114 same-sex sibling pairs deliberately sampled to be discordant on sex-specific birth weight for gestational age (BW/GA) in order to minimize confounding in studies of fetal growth and midlife health outcomes...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910473/optimization-of-simulation-and-moulage-in-military-related-medical-training
#12
Christopher Petersen, Stephen C Rush, Isabelle Gallo, Bryan Dalere, Brian Staak, Litt Moore, Win Kerr, Matthew Chandler, Will Smith
Preparation of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Medics as first responders for the battle space and austere environments is critical to optimize survival and quality of life for our Operators who may sustain serious and complex wounding patterns and illnesses. In the absence of constant clinical exposure for these medics, it is necessary to maximize all available training opportunities. The incorporation of scenario-based training helps weave together teamwork and the ability to practice treatment protocols in a tactical, controlled training environment to reproduce, to some degree, the environment in and stressors under which care will need to be delivered...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902137/sensitivity-enhancement-in-low-cutoff-wavelength-long-period-fiber-gratings-by-cladding-diameter-reduction
#13
Ignacio Del Villar, Matthew Partridge, Wenceslao Eduardo Rodriguez, Omar Fuentes, Abian Bentor Socorro, Silvia Diaz, Jesus Maria Corres, Stephen Wayne James, Ralph Peter Tatam
The diameter of long-period fiber gratings (LPFGs) fabricated in optical fibers with a low cutoff wavelength was be reduced by hydrofluoric acid etching, enhancing the sensitivity to refractive index by more than a factor of 3, to 2611 nm/refractive index unit in the range from 1.333 to 1.4278. The grating period selected for the LPFGs allowed access to the dispersion turning point at wavelengths close to the visible range of the optical spectrum, where optical equipment is less expensive. As an example of an application, a pH sensor based on the deposition of a polymeric coating was analyzed in two situations: with an LPFG without diameter reduction and with an LPFG with diameter reduction...
September 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902066/latent-class-analysis-of-adhd-neurodevelopmental-and-mental-health-comorbidities
#14
Benjamin Zablotsky, Matthew D Bramlett, Susanna N Visser, Melissa L Danielson, Stephen J Blumberg
OBJECTIVE: Many children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience co-occurring neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, and those who do often exhibit higher levels of impairment than children with ADHD alone. This study provides a latent class analysis (LCA) approach to categorizing children with ADHD into comorbidity groups, evaluating condition expression and treatment patterns in each group. METHODS: Parent-reported data from a large probability-based national sample of children diagnosed with ADHD (2014 National Survey of the Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome) were used for an LCA to identify groups of children with similar groupings of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric comorbidities among children with current ADHD (n = 2495)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900023/gene-expression-in-leishmania-is-regulated-predominantly-by-gene-dosage
#15
Stefano A Iantorno, Caroline Durrant, Asis Khan, Mandy J Sanders, Stephen M Beverley, Wesley C Warren, Matthew Berriman, David L Sacks, James A Cotton, Michael E Grigg
Leishmania tropica, a unicellular eukaryotic parasite present in North and East Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent, has been linked to large outbreaks of cutaneous leishmaniasis in displaced populations in Iraq, Jordan, and Syria. Here, we report the genome sequence of this pathogen and 7,863 identified protein-coding genes, and we show that the majority of clinical isolates possess high levels of allelic diversity, genetic admixture, heterozygosity, and extensive aneuploidy. By utilizing paired genome-wide high-throughput DNA sequencing (DNA-seq) with RNA-seq, we found that gene dosage, at the level of individual genes or chromosomal "somy" (a general term covering disomy, trisomy, tetrasomy, etc...
September 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898816/impaired-heel-to-toe-progression-during-gait-is-related-to-reduced-ankle-range-of-motion-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Michael Psarakis, David Greene, Mark Moresi, Michael Baker, Peter Stubbs, Matthew Brodie, Stephen Lord, Phu Hoang
BACKGROUND: Gait impairment in people with Multiple Sclerosis results from neurological impairment, muscle weakness and reduced range of motion. Restrictions in passive ankle range of motion can result in abnormal heel-to-toe progression (weight transfer) and inefficient gait patterns in people with Multiple Sclerosis. The purpose of this study was to determine the associations between gait impairment, heel-to-toe progression and ankle range of motion in people with Multiple Sclerosis...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895571/corrigendum-can-we-deliver-randomized-trials-of-focal-therapy-in-prostate-cancer
#17
Hashim U Ahmed, Viktor Berge, David Bottomley, William Cross, Rakesh Heer, Richard Kaplan, Tom Leslie, Chris Parker, Clare Relton, Richard Stephens, Matthew R Sydes, Lindsay Turnbull, Jan van der Meulen, Andrew Vickers, Timothy Wilt, Mark Emberton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890385/reduced-coronary-reactive-hyperemia-in-mice-was-reversed-by-the-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibitor-t-aucb-role-of-adenosine-a2a-receptor-and-plasma-oxylipins
#18
Ahmad Hanif, Matthew L Edin, Darryl C Zeldin, Christophe Morisseau, John R Falck, Catherine Ledent, Stephen L Tilley, Mohammed A Nayeem
Coronary reactive hyperemia (CRH) protects the heart against ischemia. Adenosine A2AAR-deficient (A2AAR(-/-)) mice have increased expression of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH); the enzyme responsible for breaking down the cardioprotective epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) to dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs). sEH-inhibition enhances CRH, increases EETs, and modulates oxylipin profiles. We investigated the changes of oxylipins and their impact on CRH in A2AAR(-/-) and wild type (WT) mice. We hypothesized that the attenuated CRH in A2AAR(-/-) mice is mediated by changes in oxylipin profiles, and that it can be reversed by either sEH- or ω-hydroxylases-inhibition...
September 7, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887419/oxidative-stressors-modify-the-response-of-streptococcus-mutans-to-its-competence-signal-peptides
#19
Matthew De Furio, Sang Joon Ahn, Robert A Burne, Stephen J Hagen
The dental caries pathogen Streptococcus mutans is continually exposed to several types of stress in the oral biofilm environment. Oxidative stress generated by reactive oxygen species has a major impact on the establishment, persistence and virulence of S. mutans. Here, we combined fluorescent reporter-promoter fusions with single-cell imaging to study the effects of reactive oxygen species on activation of genetic competence in S. mutans Exposure to paraquat, which generates superoxide anion, produced a qualitatively different effect on activation of expression of the gene for the master competence regulator, ComX, than did treatment with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which can yield hydroxyl radical...
September 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885388/differences-in-physical-capacity-between-junior-and-senior-australian-footballers
#20
Stephen J Kelly, Mark L Watsford, Damien Austin, Rob W Spurrs, Matthew J Pine, Michael J Rennie
The purpose of this study was to profile and compare anthropometric and physical capacities within elite junior and senior Australian football (AF) players of various chronological ages and stages of athletic development. Seventy-nine players, including junior and senior AF players from one professional club were profiled using eleven assessments. Junior players were divided into two groups based on chronological age (under 16 and 18 years) and senior players according to years since drafted to a professional AF team (1-2 years, 3-7 years and 8+ years)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
keyword
keyword
50664
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"