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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931225/persistent-herpesvirus-infections-and-telomere-attrition-over-3-years-in-the-whitehall-ii-cohort
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Jennifer B Dowd, Jos A Bosch, Andrew Steptoe, Bamini Jayabalasingham, Jue Lin, Robert Yolken, Allison E Aiello
The determinants of telomere attrition, a potential marker of cellular aging, are not well understood. Persistent herpesvirus infections including cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may be particularly important for telomere dynamics via mechanisms such as inflammation, oxidative stress, and their impact on peripheral blood lymphocyte composition. This study examined the association of 4 human herpesviruses (CMV, herpes simplex virus type 1, human herpesvirus type 6, and Epstein-Barr virus) with change in leukocyte telomere length (LTL) over 3 years in 400 healthy individuals (aged 53-76 years) from the Whitehall II cohort...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931127/single-visit-rabies-pre-exposure-priming-induces-a-robust-anamnestic-antibody-response-after-simulated-post-exposure-vaccination-results-of-a-dose-finding-study
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Emile F F Jonker, Leonardus G Visser
Background: The current standard 3-dose intramuscular rabies PrEP schedule suffers from a number of disadvantages that severely limit accessibility and availability. The cost of is often prohibitive, it requires 3 visits to the clinic, and there are regular vaccine shortages. Methods: Volunteers ( N  = 30) were randomly assigned to 4 study arms: 1 standard dose intramuscular (IM) dose of PVRV (purified Vero cell rabies vaccine, Verorab), and 1/5th, 2/5th or 3/5th- fractional intradermal (ID) dose of PVRV in a single visit...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931091/mt-cell-responses-targeting-hiv-nef-uniquely-correlate-with-infected-cell-frequencies-after-long-term-antiretroviral-therapy
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Allison S Thomas, Kimberley L Jones, Rajesh T Gandhi, Deborah K McMahon, Joshua C Cyktor, Dora Chan, Szu-Han Huang, Ronald Truong, Alberto Bosque, Amanda B Macedo, Colin Kovacs, Erika Benko, Joseph J Eron, Ronald J Bosch, Christina M Lalama, Samuel Simmens, Bruce D Walker, John W Mellors, R Brad Jones
HIV-specific CD8+ T-cell responses limit viral replication in untreated infection. After the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), these responses decay and the infected cell population that remains is commonly considered to be invisible to T-cells. We hypothesized that HIV antigen recognition may persist in ART-treated individuals due to low-level or episodic protein expression. We posited that if persistent recognition were occurring it would be preferentially directed against the early HIV gene products Nef, Tat, and Rev as compared to late gene products, such as Gag, Pol, and Env, which have higher barriers to expression...
September 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931078/microgeographic-population-structuring-of-aedes-aegypti-diptera-culicidae
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André Barretto Bruno Wilke, Ramon Wilk-da-Silva, Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Aedes aegypti is one of the species most favored by changes in the environment caused by urbanization. Its abundance increases rapidly in the face of such changes, increasing the risk of disease transmission. Previous studies have shown that mosquito species that have adapted to anthropogenic environmental changes benefit from urbanization and undergo population expansion. In light of this, we used microsatellite markers to explore how urbanization processes may be modulating Ae. aegypti populations collected from three areas with different levels of urbanization in the city of São Paulo, Brazil...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930952/military-use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-combat-trauma-does-it-matter
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Jeffrey T Howard, Zsolt T Stockinger, Andrew P Cap, Jeffrey A Bailey, Kirby R Gross
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been previously reported to have a mortality benefit in civilian and combat-related trauma, and was thus added to the Joint Theater Trauma System Damage Control Resuscitation Clinical Practice Guideline. As part of ongoing system-wide performance improvement, the use of TXA has been closely monitored. The goal was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TXA use in military casualties and provide additional guidance for continued use. METHODS: A total of 3,773 casualties were included in this retrospective, observational study of data gathered from a trauma registry...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930778/radioprotection-with-amifostine-enhances-bone-strength-and-regeneration-and-bony-union-in-a-rat-model-of-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis
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Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Alexis Donneys, Sagar S Deshpande, Deniz Sarhaddi, Noah S Nelson, Laura A Monson, Sara E Dahle, Steve A Goldstein, Steven R Buchman
BACKGROUND: Using distraction osteogenesis (DO) to regenerate robust endogenous bone could greatly enhance postoncologic reconstruction of head and neck cancer. However, radiation (XRT) corrosive effects still preclude DO's immense potential. We posit that adjunctive pretreatment with the radioprotectant amifostine (AMF) can optimize wound healing and allow for successful DO with quantifiable enhancements in bony union and strength despite previous surgical bed irradiation. METHODS: Two groups of murine left hemimandibles were exposed to a human equivalent radiation dosage fractionated over 5 daily doses of 7 Gy...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930680/systematic-kinase-inhibitor-profiling-identifies-cdk9-as-a-synthetic-lethal-target-in-nut-midline-carcinoma
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Johannes Brägelmann, Marcel A Dammert, Felix Dietlein, Johannes M Heuckmann, Axel Choidas, Stefanie Böhm, André Richters, Debjit Basu, Verena Tischler, Carina Lorenz, Peter Habenberger, Zhizhou Fang, Sandra Ortiz-Cuaran, Frauke Leenders, Jan Eickhoff, Uwe Koch, Matthäus Getlik, Martin Termathe, Muhammad Sallouh, Zoltán Greff, Zoltán Varga, Hyatt Balke-Want, Christopher A French, Martin Peifer, H Christian Reinhardt, László Örfi, György Kéri, Sascha Ansén, Lukas C Heukamp, Reinhard Büttner, Daniel Rauh, Bert M Klebl, Roman K Thomas, Martin L Sos
Kinase inhibitors represent the backbone of targeted cancer therapy, yet only a limited number of oncogenic drivers are directly druggable. By interrogating the activity of 1,505 kinase inhibitors, we found that BRD4-NUT-rearranged NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) cells are specifically killed by CDK9 inhibition (CDK9i) and depend on CDK9 and Cyclin-T1 expression. We show that CDK9i leads to robust induction of apoptosis and of markers of DNA damage response in NMC cells. While both CDK9i and bromodomain inhibition over time result in reduced Myc protein expression, only bromodomain inhibition induces cell differentiation and a p21-induced cell-cycle arrest in these cells...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930638/use-of-telehealth-for-health-care-of-indigenous-peoples-with-chronic-conditions-a-systematic-review
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Sarah Fraser, Tamara Mackean, Julian Grant, Kate Hunter, Kurt Towers, Rebecca Ivers
INTRODUCTION: Telehealth may be a cost effective modality in healthcare delivery, but how well used or how appropriate it is for the care of Indigenous peoples is unclear. This review examines the evidence for telehealth in facilitating chronic conditions management with Indigenous peoples. METHODS: Databases were systematically searched for qualitative or quantitative primary research studies that investigated telehealth use for chronic conditions management with Indigenous peoples worldwide...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930614/inter-species-functional-interactome-of-nuclear-steroid-receptors-r1
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Styliani A Geronikolou, Athanasia Pavlopoulou, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, George Chrousos
Steroids exert their actions by binding to the glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid, androgen, estrogen and progesterone classes of receptors. Despite an exponential increase in our knowledge of steroid receptors, their interactions with other molecules, subcellular location and functions still need further elucidation. To unravel the mechanism(s) of action of the steroid hormones, as well as the function of their cognate nuclear receptors, an interaction network was created (henceforth referred to as "R1 Interactome")- illustrating that robust interactions have been preserved in rodents, frog, zebra fish and drosophila...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930562/alzheimer-s-disease-diagnostics-by-a-3d-deeply-supervised-adaptable-convolutional-network
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Ehsan Hosseini-Asl, Mohammed Ghazal, Ali Mahmoud, Ali Aslantas, Ahmed M Shalaby, Manual F Casanova, Gregory N Barnes, Georgy Gimel'farb, Robert Keynton, Ayman El-Baz
Early diagnosis is playing an important role in preventing progress of the Alzheimer's disease (AD). This paper proposes to improve the prediction of AD with a deep 3D Convolutional Neural Network (3D-CNN), which can show generic features capturing AD biomarkers extracted from brain images, adapt to different domain datasets, and accurately classify subjects with improved fine-tuning method. The 3D-CNN is built upon a convolutional autoencoder, which is pre-trained to capture anatomical shape variations in structural brain MRI scans for source domain...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930523/the-evolving-concept-of-the-intrinsic-hippocampal-theta-gamma-oscillator
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Mauro Cataldi, Chiara Vigliotti
  Three main types of electrical oscillations are recorded from the hippocampus in vivo: theta (θ), gamma (γ) and sharp wave ripples with frequency bands of 4-12, 25-100 and 110-250 Hz, respectively. Theta activity is the more robust of them, and has important physiological roles because it is involved in spatial navigation, memory formation and memory retrieval. Classical lesion studies in vivo have suggested that the hippocampus passively follows the θ  rhythm generated in the septum by neurons that are synaptically connected with hippocampal neurons though septo-hippocampal connections...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930372/efficacy-and-safety-of-blood-transfusion-in-obstetric-patients-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Celso Módolo, Arnav Agarwal, Mariana Floriano Luiza Piva, Andresa Graciutti Botan, Samira Esteves Afonso Camargo, Nermeen Gawish, Norma Sueli Pinheiro Módolo, Regina El Dib
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of blood transfusion compared to no intervention in obstetric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review was performed with Cochrane Database of Clinical Trials, PubMed, EMBASE and LILACS databases searched as of September, 2016. Two authors independently selected relevant clinical trials, assessed their methodological quality and extracted data, using the GRADE approach. RESULTS: Five studies within a total of 6,297 met the inclusion criteria, with women generally aged 20-40 years...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930362/rapid-development-of-specialty-population-registries-and-quality-measures-from-electronic-health-record-data-an-agile-framework
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Vaishnavi Kannan, Jason S Fish, Jacqueline M Mutz, Angela R Carrington, Ki Lai, Lisa S Davis, Josh E Youngblood, Mark R Rauschuber, Kathryn A Flores, Evan J Sara, Deepa G Bhat, DuWayne L Willett
BACKGROUND: Creation of a new electronic health record (EHR)-based registry often can be a "one-off" complex endeavor: first developing new EHR data collection and clinical decision support tools, followed by developing registry-specific data extractions from the EHR for analysis. Each development phase typically has its own long development and testing time, leading to a prolonged overall cycle time for delivering one functioning registry with companion reporting into production. The next registry request then starts from scratch...
June 14, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930181/ambient-air-pollution-and-risk-for-ischemic-stroke-a-short-term-exposure-assessment-in-south-china
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Pi Guo, Yulin Wang, Wenru Feng, Jiagang Wu, Chuanxi Fu, Hai Deng, Jun Huang, Li Wang, Murui Zheng, Huazhang Liu
Data on the association between air pollution and risk of ischemic stroke in China are still limited. This study aimed to investigate the association between short-term exposure to ambient air pollution and risk of ischemic strokes in Guangzhou, the most densely-populated city in south China, using a large-scale multicenter database of stroke hospital admissions. Daily counts of ischemic stroke admissions over the study years 2013-2015 were obtained from the Guangzhou Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease Event Surveillance System...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930148/elongation-of-axon-extension-for-human-ipsc-derived-retinal-ganglion-cells-by-a-nano-imprinted-scaffold
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Tien-Chun Yang, Jen-Hua Chuang, Waradee Buddhakosai, Wen-Ju Wu, Chen-Ju Lee, Wun-Syuan Chen, Yi-Ping Yang, Ming-Chia Li, Chi-Hsien Peng, Shih-Jen Chen
Optic neuropathies, such as glaucoma and Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) lead to retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss and therefore motivate the application of transplantation technique into disease therapy. However, it is a challenge to direct the transplanted optic nerve axons to the correct location of the retina. The use of appropriate scaffold can promote the proper axon growth. Recently, biocompatible materials have been integrated into the medical field, such as tissue engineering and reconstruction of damaged tissues or organs...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930095/robust-and-practical-non-invasive-estimation-of-local-arterial-wave-speed-and-mean-blood-velocity-waveforms
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Remi Kowalski, Richard Beare, Marie Willemet, Jordi Alastruey, Joseph J Smolich, Michael M H Cheung, Jonathan P Mynard
Local arterial wave speed, a surrogate of vessel stiffness, can be estimated via the pressure-velocity (PU) and diameter-velocity (ln(D)U) loop methods. These assume negligible early-systolic reflected waves (RWes) and require measurement of cross-sectionally averaged velocity (U<sub>mean</sub>), which itself is a valuable quantity related to volumetric blood flow. However, RWes may not always be negligible and routine Doppler ultrasound typically provides maximum velocity waveforms or estimates of mean velocity subject to various errors (U<sub>raw</sub>)...
September 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930092/a-monte-carlo-study-to-assess-the-effect-of-1-5t-magnetic-fields-on-the-overall-robustness-of-pencil-beam-scanning-proton-radiotherapy-plans-for-prostate-cancer
#17
Christopher Kurz, Guillaume Landry, Andreas Franz Resch, Georgios Dedes, Florian Kamp, Ute Ganswindt, Claus Belka, Bas W Raaymakers, Katia Parodi
Combining magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) and proton therapy (PT) using pencil-beam scanning (PBS) may improve image-guided radiotherapy. We aimed at assessing the impact of a magnetic field on PBS-PT plan quality and robustness. Specifically, the robustness against anatomical changes and positioning errors in an MRI-guided scenario with a 30 cm radius 1.5 T magnetic field was studied for prostate PT. Five prostate cancer patients with three consecutive CT images (CT1-3) were considered. Single-field uniform dose PBS-PT plans were generated on the segmented CT1 with Monte-Carlo-based treatment planning software for inverse optimization...
September 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929996/why-are-psychotic-experiences-associated-with-self-injurious-thoughts-and-behaviours-a-systematic-review-and-critical-appraisal-of-potential-confounding-and-mediating-factors
#18
E Hielscher, J E DeVylder, S Saha, M Connell, J G Scott
Psychotic experiences (PEs), including hallucination- and delusion-like experiences, are robustly associated with self-injurious thoughts and behaviours (SITB) in the general population. However, it remains unclear as to why there is an association. The purpose of this systematic review was to elucidate the role of other factors that influence the association between PEs and SITB and, in doing so, highlight potential mechanisms underlying the relationship. A search of electronic international databases was undertaken, including PubMed, PsycINFO and EMBASE, and eligible studies were grouped according to seven confounder categories: sociodemographics, mental disorders, alcohol and substance use, environmental, psychological, intervention and family history/genetic factors...
September 20, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929846/becoming-dead-two-solitudes
#19
Eric Wasylenko
The moral divide between proponents and opponents of medical assistance in dying is wide and can be ascribed to a number of dichotomous beliefs. This article addresses a particular and less commonly described platform for the divide: human acquiescence to physical decline and death as an important stage of life, versus presumptive human mastery over the timing and manner of some peoples' death. Practical ideas are then offered for health systems that wish to bridge the divide, to provide both robust palliative end-of-life care and medical assistance in dying programs for their patients, while keeping health workers whole...
September 2017: Healthcare Management Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929736/substrate-versatile-approach-to-robust-antireflective-and-superhydrophobic-coatings-with-excellent-self-cleaning-property-in-varied-environments
#20
Tingting Ren, Junhui He
Robust antireflective and superhydrophobic coatings are highly desired in wide applications, such as optical devices, solar cell panels, architectural and automotive glasses, lab-on chip systems, and windows for electronic devices. Meanwhile, simple, low-cost, and substrate-versatile fabrication is also essential toward real applications of such coatings. Herein, we developed a substrate-versatile strategy to fabricate robust antireflective and superhydrophobic coatings with excellent self-cleaning property in varied environments, including air and oil and after oil contamination...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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