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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624388/geo-economic-variations-in-epidemiology-patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-insights-from-the-lung-safe-prospective-cohort-study
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John G Laffey, Fabiana Madotto, Giacomo Bellani, Tài Pham, Eddy Fan, Laurent Brochard, Pravin Amin, Yaseen Arabi, Ednan K Bajwa, Alejandro Bruhn, Vladimir Cerny, Kevin Clarkson, Leo Heunks, Kiyoyasu Kurahashi, Jon Henrik Laake, Jose A Lorente, Lia McNamee, Nicolas Nin, Jose Emmanuel Palo, Lise Piquilloud, Haibo Qiu, Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Andres Esteban, Daniel F McAuley, Frank van Haren, Marco Ranieri, Gordon Rubenfeld, Hermann Wrigge, Arthur S Slutsky, Antonio Pesenti
BACKGROUND: Little information is available about the geo-economic variations in demographics, management, and outcomes of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We aimed to characterise the effect of these geo-economic variations in patients enrolled in the Large Observational Study to Understand the Global Impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Failure (LUNG SAFE). METHODS: LUNG SAFE was done during 4 consecutive weeks in winter, 2014, in a convenience sample of 459 intensive-care units in 50 countries across six continents...
June 14, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614003/biochemical-control-during-long-term-follow-up-of-230-adult-patients-with-cushing-s-disease-a-multi-center-retrospective-study
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Eliza B Geer, Ismat Shafiq, Murray B Gordon, Vivien Bonert, Alejandro Ayala, Ronald S Swerdloff, Laurence Katznelson, Yelena Lalazar, Ekaterina Manuylova, Karen J Pulaski-Liebert, John D Carmichael, Zeina Hannoush, Vijaya Surampudi, Michael S Broder, Dasha Cherepanov, Marianne Eagan, Jackie Lee, Qayyim Said, Maureen P Neary, Beverly Mk Biller
OBJECTIVES: Cushing's disease (CD) results from excessive exposure to glucocorticoids caused by an adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting pituitary tumor. Inadequately-treated CD is associated with significant morbidity and elevated mortality. Multi-center data on CD patients treated in routine clinical practice are needed to assess treatment outcomes in this rare disorder. The study purpose was to describe the burden of illness and treatment outcomes for CD patients. METHODS: Eight pituitary centers in 4 US regions participated in this multi-center retrospective chart review study...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596995/cardiac-myosin-binding-protein-c-autoantibodies-are-potential-early-indicators-of-cardiac-dysfunction-and-patient-outcome-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Thomas L Lynch, Diederik W D Kuster, Beverly Gonzalez, Neelam Balasubramanian, Nandini Nair, Sharlene Day, Jenna E Calvino, Yanli Tan, Christoph Liebetrau, Christian Troidl, Christian W Hamm, Ahmet Güçlü, Barbara McDonough, Ali J Marian, Jolanda van der Velden, Christine E Seidman, Gordon S Huggins, Sakthivel Sadayappan
The degradation and release of cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) upon cardiac damage may stimulate an inflammatory response and autoantibody (AAb) production. We determined whether the presence of cMyBP-C-AAbs associated with adverse cardiac function in CVD patients. Importantly, cMyBP-C-AAbs were significantly detected in ACS patient sera upon arrival to the emergency department, particularly in STEMI patients. Patients positive for cMyBP-C-AAbs had a reduced LVEF and elevated levels of clinical biomarkers of MI...
April 2017: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593401/external-validation-of-a-biomarker-and-clinical-prediction-model-for-hospital-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Zhiguo Zhao, Nancy Wickersham, Kirsten N Kangelaris, Addison K May, Gordon R Bernard, Michael A Matthay, Carolyn S Calfee, Tatsuki Koyama, Lorraine B Ware
PURPOSE: Mortality prediction in ARDS is important for prognostication and risk stratification. However, no prediction models have been independently validated. A combination of two biomarkers with age and APACHE III was superior in predicting mortality in the NHLBI ARDSNet ALVEOLI trial. We validated this prediction tool in two clinical trials and an observational cohort. METHODS: The validation cohorts included 849 patients from the NHLBI ARDSNet Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial (FACTT), 144 patients from a clinical trial of sivelestat for ARDS (STRIVE), and 545 ARDS patients from the VALID observational cohort study...
June 7, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576871/steap4-its-emerging-role-in-metabolism-and-homeostasis-of-cellular-iron-and-copper
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Rachel T Scarl, C Martin Lawrence, Hannah M Gordon, Craig S Nunemaker
Preserving energy homeostasis in the presence of stressors such as proinflammatory cytokines and nutrient overload is crucial to maintaining normal cellular function. Six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate 4 (STEAP4), a metalloreductase involved in iron and copper homeostasis, is thought to play a potentially important role in the cellular response to inflammatory stress. Genome-wide association studies have linked various mutations in STEAP4 with the development of metabolic disorders such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565822/molecular-and-cellular-impact-of-psoriasin-s100a7-on-the-healing-of-human-wounds
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Aravindan Rangaraj, Lin Ye, Andrew James Sanders, Patricia Elaine Price, Keith Gordon Harding, Wen Guo Jiang
Psoriasin, which is also known as S100A7, is a member of the S100 protein family, a group of calcium-responsive signalling proteins. Psoriasin expression remains high in patients with psoriasis, whereas it is downregulated in patients with invasive breast carcinoma. This observation suggests that this protein may be a notable marker of keratinocyte function and differentiation during wound healing. The aim of the present study was to determine the cellular impact of Psoriasin in keratinocytes, which are the primary cell type associated with wound healing...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555406/investigation-of-previously-implicated-genetic-variants-in-chronic-tic-disorders-a-transmission-disequilibrium-test-approach
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Mohamed Abdulkadir, Douglas Londono, Derek Gordon, Thomas V Fernandez, Lawrence W Brown, Keun-Ah Cheon, Barbara J Coffey, Lonneke Elzerman, Carolin Fremer, Odette Fründt, Blanca Garcia-Delgar, Donald L Gilbert, Dorothy E Grice, Tammy Hedderly, Isobel Heyman, Hyun Ju Hong, Chaim Huyser, Laura Ibanez-Gomez, Ewgeni Jakubovski, Young Key Kim, Young Shin Kim, Yun-Joo Koh, Sodahm Kook, Samuel Kuperman, Bennett Leventhal, Andrea G Ludolph, Marcos Madruga-Garrido, Athanasios Maras, Pablo Mir, Astrid Morer, Kirsten Müller-Vahl, Alexander Münchau, Tara L Murphy, Kerstin J Plessen, Veit Roessner, Eun-Young Shin, Dong-Ho Song, Jungeun Song, Jennifer Tübing, Els van den Ban, Frank Visscher, Sina Wanderer, Martin Woods, Samuel H Zinner, Robert A King, Jay A Tischfield, Gary A Heiman, Pieter J Hoekstra, Andrea Dietrich
Genetic studies in Tourette syndrome (TS) are characterized by scattered and poorly replicated findings. We aimed to replicate findings from candidate gene and genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Our cohort included 465 probands with chronic tic disorder (93% TS) and both parents from 412 families (some probands were siblings). We assessed 75 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 465 parent-child trios; 117 additional SNPs in 211 trios; and 4 additional SNPs in 254 trios. We performed SNP and gene-based transmission disequilibrium tests and compared nominally significant SNP results with those from a large independent case-control cohort...
May 29, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545363/sleep-wake-patterns-and-cognition-of-older-adults-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-amci-a-comparison-with-cognitively-healthy-adults-and-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Emma J Wams, Gordon K Wilcock, Russell G Foster, Katharina Wulff
Age-related cognitive impairment and the prevalence of neurodegenerative disease contribute to decreasing quality of life in affected individuals and their families as well as demand considerable societal responsibility. Sleep supports overall brain activity and contributes to both physical and mental health. As a result sleep is an attractive target for exploring ways to promote health in accelerated cognitive aging. The aims of this study were to characterise cognitive performance and sleep-wake behaviour in older adults with different degrees of cognitive impairment...
May 22, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537398/discovery-of-clinical-candidate-2-2s-6s-2-phenyl-6-hydroxyadamantan-2-yl-1-3-hydroxyazetidin-1-yl-ethanone-bms-816336-an-orally-active-novel-selective-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-inhibitor
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Xiang-Yang Ye, Stephanie Y Chen, Shung Wu, David S Yoon, Haixia Wang, Zhenqiu Hong, Stephen P O'Connor, Jun Li, James J Li, Lawrence J Kennedy, Steven J Walker, Akbar Nayeem, Steven Sheriff, Daniel M Camac, Vidyhashankar Ramamurthy, Paul E Morin, Rachel Zebo, Joseph R Taylor, Nathan N Morgan, Randolph P Ponticiello, Thomas Harrity, Atsu Apedo, Rajasree Golla, Ramakrishna Seethala, Mengmeng Wang, Timothy W Harper, Bogdan G Sleczka, Bin He, Mark Kirby, David K Leahy, Jianqing Li, Ronald L Hanson, Zhiwei Guo, Yi-Xin Li, John D DiMarco, Raymond Scaringe, Brad Maxwell, Frederick Moulin, Joel C Barrish, David A Gordon, Jeffrey A Robl
BMS-816336 (6n-2), a hydroxy-substituted adamantyl acetamide, has been identified as a novel, potent inhibitor against human 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1) enzyme (IC50 3.0 nM) with >10000-fold selectivity over human 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2). 6n-2 exhibits a robust acute pharmacodynamic effect in cynomolgus monkeys (ED50 0.12 mg/kg) and in DIO mice. It is orally bioavailable (%F ranges from 20 to 72% in preclinical species) and has a predicted pharmacokinetic profile of a high peak to trough ratio and short half-life in humans...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532247/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-in-patients-not-having-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-results-from-the-trapid-ami-study
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Richard Nowak, Christian Mueller, Evangelos Giannitsis, Michael Christ, Jordi Ordonez-Llanos, Christopher DeFilippi, James McCord, Richard Body, Mauro Panteghini, Tomas Jernberg, Mario Plebani, Franck Verschuren, John K French, Robert Christenson, Gordon Jacobsen, Carina Dinkel, Bertil Lindahl
PURPOSE: To describe the baseline, 1 hr and delta high sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTnT) values in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) but without a final acute coronary syndrome (ACS) diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: hs-cTnT assay for RAPID rule out of acute myocardial infarction (TRAPID-AMI) was a prospective diagnostic trial that enrolled emergency department (ED) patients with suspected AMI. Final patient diagnoses were adjudicated by a clinical events committee and subjects placed in different clinical groups: AMI, unstable angina, non-ACS cardiac, non-cardiac and unknown origin...
June 14, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521790/unintentional-drowning-role-of-medicinal-drugs-and-alcohol
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Tuulia Pajunen, Erkki Vuori, Frank F Vincenzi, Pirjo Lillsunde, Gordon Smith, Philippe Lunetta
BACKGROUND: Alcohol is a well-known risk factor in unintentional drownings. Whereas psychotropic drugs, like alcohol, may cause psychomotor impairment and affect cognition, no detailed studies have focused on their association with drowning. Finland provides extensive post-mortem toxicological data for studies on drowning because of its high medico-legal autopsy rates. METHODS: Drowning cases, 2000 through 2009, for which post-mortem toxicological analysis was performed, came from the database of the Toxicological Laboratory, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, using the ICD-10 nature-of-injury code T75...
May 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503550/design-of-surfactant-protein-b-peptide-mimics-based-on-the-saposin-fold-for-synthetic-lung-surfactants
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Frans J Walther, Larry M Gordon, Alan J Waring
Surfactant protein (SP)-B is a 79-residue polypeptide crucial for the biophysical and physiological function of endogenous lung surfactant. SP-B is a member of the Saposin or Saposin-like proteins (SAPLIP) family of proteins that share an overall three-dimensional folding pattern based on secondary structures and disulfide connectivity and exhibit a wide diversity of biological functions. Here we review the synthesis, molecular biophysics and activity of synthetic analogs of Saposin proteins designed to mimic those interactions of the parent proteins with lipids that enhance interfacial activity...
September 2016: Biomedicine Hub
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489498/fusarium-oxysporum-and-the-fusarium-wilt-syndrome
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Thomas R Gordon
The Fusarium oxysporum species complex (FOSC) comprises a multitude of strains that cause vascular wilt diseases of economically important crops throughout the world. Although sexual reproduction is unknown in the FOSC, horizontal gene transfer may contribute to the observed diversity in pathogenic strains. Development of disease in a susceptible crop requires F. oxysporum to advance through a series of transitions, beginning with spore germination and culminating with establishment of a systemic infection...
May 10, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486907/effect-of-crocin-on-antibody-titers-to-heat-shock-protein-27-in-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Mina Nosrati, Irandokht Nikbakht-Jam, Saeid Eslami, M Khademi, Mojtaba Foroutan-Tanha, Farzin Hadizadeh, Amir Hosein Sahebkar, Shima Tavallaie, Zhila Taherzadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Gordon A A Ferns
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that antibody titers to heat shock protein 27 (anti-hsp27) and hs-CRP concentrations are elevated in patients with MetS, and may be associated with an increased cardiovascular diseases risk. Crocin is a natural carotenoid with, cardio protective effects. OBJECTIVE: Owing to the previous evidence on the beneficial effects of saffron in patients with MetS, this study investigated the effect of supplementation with crocin, as the active ingredient of saffron, on serum anti-hsp27 and hs-CRP in patients with MetS...
May 9, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481836/sensitivity-of-the-dn4-in-screening-for-neuropathic-pain-syndromes
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Elizabeth G VanDenKerkhof, Larry Stitt, Alexander J Clark, Allan Gordon, Mary Lynch, Patricia K Morley-Forster, Howard J Nathan, Catherine Smyth, Cory Toth, Mark A Ware, Dwight E Moulin
OBJECTIVES: Several tools have been developed to screen for neuropathic pain. This study examined the sensitivity of the Douleur Neuropathique en 4 Questions (DN4) in screening for various neuropathic pain syndromes. METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in 7 Canadian academic pain centers between April 2008 and December 2011. All newly admitted patients (n=2199) were approached and 789 eligible participants form the sample for this analysis...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459336/an-official-american-thoracic-society-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-society-of-critical-care-medicine-clinical-practice-guideline-mechanical-ventilation-in-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Eddy Fan, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Ewan C Goligher, Carol L Hodgson, Laveena Munshi, Allan J Walkey, Neill K J Adhikari, Marcelo B P Amato, Richard Branson, Roy G Brower, Niall D Ferguson, Ognjen Gajic, Luciano Gattinoni, Dean Hess, Jordi Mancebo, Maureen O Meade, Daniel F McAuley, Antonio Pesenti, V Marco Ranieri, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eileen Rubin, Maureen Seckel, Arthur S Slutsky, Daniel Talmor, B Taylor Thompson, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Jan Brozek, Laurent J Brochard
BACKGROUND: This document provides evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the use of mechanical ventilation in adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: A multidisciplinary panel conducted systematic reviews and metaanalyses of the relevant research and applied Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation methodology for clinical recommendations. RESULTS: For all patients with ARDS, the recommendation is strong for mechanical ventilation using lower tidal volumes (4-8 ml/kg predicted body weight) and lower inspiratory pressures (plateau pressure < 30 cm H2O) (moderate confidence in effect estimates)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456137/the-association-of-severe-encephalopathy-and-question-mark-ear-is-highly-suggestive-of-loss-of-mef2c-function
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Christopher T Gordon, Aude Tessier, Zeynep Demir, Alice Goldenberg, Myriam Oufadem, Norine Voisin, Véronique Pingault, Thierry Bienvenu, Stanislas Lyonnet, Loïc de Pontual, Jeanne Amiel
Auriculocondylar syndrome and isolated question mark ear result from dysregulation of the endothelin 1-endothelin receptor type A signaling pathway. Animal models have highlighted the role of the transcription factor MEF2C as an effector of this pathway. We report heterozygous MEF2C loss-of-function as a possible cause of question mark ear associated with intellectual deficiency.
April 29, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425575/high-dose-supplementation-of-vitamin-d-affects-measures-of-systemic-inflammation-reductions-in-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-level-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-distribution
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Seyed-Amir Tabatabaeizadeh, Amir Avan, Afsane Bahrami, Ezzat Khodashenas, Habibollah Esmaeili, Gordon A Ferns, Mojtaba Fattahi Abdizadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
The prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is increasing worldwide, which has be shown to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), autoimmune disease, and metabolic syndrome. These conditions are also associated with a heightened state of inflammation. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on serum C-Reactive Protein (CRP) level and Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) distribution in a large cohort of adolescent girls. A total of 580 adolescent girls were recruited follow by evaluation of CRP and hematological parameters before and after supplementation with vitamin D supplements as 9 of 50000 IU cholecalciferol capsules for 9 weeks taken at weekly intervals...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420578/metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-are-related-to-psychological-disorders-a-population-based-study
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Mohammad Bagherniya, Sayyed Saeid Khayyatzadeh, Amir Avan, Mohammad Safarian, Mohsen Nematy, Gordon A Ferns, Naghmeh Mokhber, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: Psychological disorders are considered as today's one of the most important public health problems all around the world. Another alarming condition, which attributed to cardiovascular disease (CVD) is metabolic syndrome (Mets). The aims of the current study were to explore (1) the prevalence of anxiety and depression in a large representative population of Iran, and (2) evaluate their possible association with MetS patients. METHOD: Applying a randomized stratified-cluster approach, 9829 adults, aged 35-65 years, were recruited as part of the MASHAD study...
April 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388932/the-efficacy-of-sodium-benzoate-as-an-adjunctive-treatment-in-early-psychosis-cadence-bz-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alex Ryan, Andrea Baker, Frances Dark, Sharon Foley, Anne Gordon, Sean Hatherill, Stephen Stathis, Sukanta Saha, George Bruxner, Martin Beckman, Drew Richardson, Michael Berk, Olivia Dean, John McGrath, Cadence Working Group, James Scott
BACKGROUND: Psychotic disorders affect up to 3% of the population and are often chronic and disabling. Innovation in the pharmacological treatment of psychosis has remained stagnant in recent decades. In order to improve outcomes for those with psychotic disorders, we present a protocol for the trial of a common food preservative, sodium benzoate, as an adjunctive treatment in early psychosis. METHODS: Persons experiencing early psychosis (n = 160) will be recruited through hospitals and community mental health services in Queensland, Australia...
April 7, 2017: Trials
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