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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078604/authenticity-in-anatomy-art
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Jessica Adkins
The aim of this paper is to observe the evolution and evaluate the 'realness' and authenticity in Anatomy Art, an art form I define as one which incorporates accurate anatomical representations of the human body with artistic expression. I examine the art of 17th century wax anatomical models, the preservations of Frederik Ruysch, and Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds plastinates, giving consideration to authenticity of both body and art. I give extra consideration to the works of Body Worlds since the exhibit creator believes he has created anatomical specimens with more educational value and bodily authenticity than ever before...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078561/clinical-benefit-of-nanoparticle-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-in-recurrent-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-resistant-to-cremophor-based-paclitaxel-or-docetaxel
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Jessica Ley, Tanya M Wildes, Kristin Daly, Peter Oppelt, Douglas Adkins
The clinical benefit of nab-paclitaxel monotherapy for recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (RM-HNSCC) that progressed on other taxanes (cremophor-based paclitaxel or docetaxel) is unknown. A retrospective analysis of patients treated at a single institution with nab-paclitaxel for taxane-resistant RM-HNSCC. The exploratory hypothesis was that nab-paclitaxel would result in clinical benefit (tumor response) in patients with taxane-resistant RM-HNSCC. Twelve patients who were treated with nab-paclitaxel monotherapy for taxane-resistant RM-HNSCC and met all eligibility criteria were identified...
February 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077586/redeploying-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-as-a-novel-antivirulence-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
#3
Elaine M Waters, Justine K Rudkin, Simone Coughlan, Geremy C Clair, Joshua N Adkins, Suzanna Gore, Guoqing Xia, Nikki S Black, Tim Downing, Eoghan O'Neill, Aras Kadioglu, James P O'Gara
Innovative approaches to the use of existing antibiotics is an important strategy in efforts to address the escalating antimicrobial resistance crisis. We report a new approach to the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by demonstrating that oxacillin can be used to significantly attenuate the virulence of MRSA despite the pathogen being resistant to this drug. Using mechanistic in vitro assays and in vivo models of invasive pneumonia and sepsis, we show that oxacillin-treated MRSA strains are significantly attenuated in virulence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057415/comprehensive-genomic-analysis-of-metastatic-mucinous-urethral-adenocarcinoma-guides-precision-oncology-treatment-targetable-egfr-amplification-leading-to-successful-treatment-with-erlotinib
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Alan H Bryce, Mitesh J Borad, Jan B Egan, Rachel M Condjella, Winnie S Liang, Rafael Fonseca, Ann E McCullough, Katherine S Hunt, Nicole R Ritacca, Michael T Barrett, Maitray D Patel, Scott W Young, Alvin C Silva, Thai H Ho, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Melissa L Stanton, John Cheville, Scott Swanson, Daniel E Schneider, Robert R McWilliams, Angela Baker, Jessica Aldrich, Ahmet Kurdoglu, Tyler Izatt, Alexis Christoforides, Irene Cherni, Sara Nasser, Rebecca Reiman, Lori Cuyugan, Jacquelyn McDonald, Jonathan Adkins, Stephen D Mastrian, Daniel D Von Hoff, David W Craig, A Keith Stewart, John D Carpten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025779/correlation-of-ki-67-proliferative-antigen-expression-and-tumor-response-to-induction-chemotherapy-containing-cell-cycle-specific-agents-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jonathan Chatzkel, James S Lewis, Jessica C Ley, Tanya M Wildes, Wade Thorstad, Hiram Gay, Mackenzie Daly, Ryan Jackson, Jason Rich, Randal Paniello, Brian Nussenbaum, Jingxia Liu, Barry A Siegel, Farrokh Dehdashti, Douglas Adkins
Determine if highly proliferative head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, assessed by pretreatment Ki-67 expression, respond more robustly to induction chemotherapy (IC) that is selectively toxic to cycling cells. Retrospective analysis of 59 patients treated with IC and chemoradiation. IC included either nab-paclitaxel, cisplatin, 5-FU and cetuximab (APF-C, n = 27) or docetaxel, cisplatin, 5-FU +/- cetuximab (TPF+/-C, n = 32). Ki-67 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry. Tumor response (complete/partial/stable/progressive) at the primary site after two IC cycles was evaluated by visual examination in all patients...
December 26, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008626/outcomes-of-surgically-treated-human-papillomavirus-related-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-n3-disease
#6
Joseph Zenga, Bruce H Haughey, Ryan S Jackson, Douglas R Adkins, John Aranake-Chrisinger, Neel Bhatt, Hiram A Gay, Dorina Kallogjeri, Eliot J Martin, Eric J Moore, Randal C Paniello, Jason T Rich, Wade L Thorstad, Brian Nussenbaum
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate outcomes for patients with pathological N3 (pN3) neck disease from human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) and determine variables predictive of survival. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series with chart review. METHODS: This study was conducted between 1998 and 2013 and included patients with HPV-related OPSCC treated with surgery with or without adjuvant therapy and who had pN3 nodal disease...
December 23, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003660/clinical-implementation-of-integrated-genomic-profiling-in-patients-with-advanced-cancers
#7
Mitesh J Borad, Jan B Egan, Rachel M Condjella, Winnie S Liang, Rafael Fonseca, Nicole R Ritacca, Ann E McCullough, Michael T Barrett, Katherine S Hunt, Mia D Champion, Maitray D Patel, Scott W Young, Alvin C Silva, Thai H Ho, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Robert R McWilliams, Konstantinos N Lazaridis, Ramesh K Ramanathan, Angela Baker, Jessica Aldrich, Ahmet Kurdoglu, Tyler Izatt, Alexis Christoforides, Irene Cherni, Sara Nasser, Rebecca Reiman, Lori Cuyugan, Jacquelyn McDonald, Jonathan Adkins, Stephen D Mastrian, Riccardo Valdez, Dawn E Jaroszewski, Daniel D Von Hoff, David W Craig, A Keith Stewart, John D Carpten, Alan H Bryce
DNA focused panel sequencing has been rapidly adopted to assess therapeutic targets in advanced/refractory cancer. Integrated Genomic Profiling (IGP) utilising DNA/RNA with tumour/normal comparisons in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) compliant setting enables a single assay to provide: therapeutic target prioritisation, novel target discovery/application and comprehensive germline assessment. A prospective study in 35 advanced/refractory cancer patients was conducted using CLIA-compliant IGP...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971281/challenges-for-hta-submissions-concerning-conditions-lacking-established-treatment-pathways
#8
E Adkins, D L Fountain, S M Bovens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971270/the-nice-accelerated-access-review-how-does-it-compare-to-the-dutch-conditional-reimbursement-pathway
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S M Bovens, D A Solaman, J R Crutwell, E Adkins, M Ratcliffe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971215/market-access-routes-for-orphan-oncology-drugs-how-do-health-systems-help-patients-receive-treatments-that-are-not-cost-effective
#10
H Chevrou-Severac, E Adkins, D A Solaman, M Ratcliffe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971100/evolutions-in-the-peer-review-publication-landscape-and-their-implications-for-systematic-literature-reviews
#11
E Adkins, K Cadwell, N Pooley, D Fox, D Floyd
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931923/assessing-the-sensitivity-of-european-surveillance-for-detecting-bse-in-cattle-according-to-international-standards
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Amie Adkin, Robin Simons, Mark Arnold
European surveillance for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), initiated in 2001, has shown a steady exponential decline in the number of infected cattle, demonstrating that control measures have been effective. In 2016 23 European countries out of 28 demonstrated negligible risk status for the disease. The international standard setting body, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), prescribes that for countries where there is a non-negligible BSE risk, surveillance should allow the detection of one case per 100,000 in the adult cattle population with 95% confidence (Type A surveillance)...
December 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892595/the-rate-of-change-in-alcohol-misuse-across-adolescence-is-heritable
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Alexis C Edwards, Jon Heron, Vladimir Vladimirov, Aaron R Wolen, Daniel E Adkins, Fazil Aliev, Matthew Hickman, Kenneth S Kendler
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use typically begins during adolescence and escalates into young adulthood. This represents an important period for the establishment of alcohol use and misuse patterns, which can have psychosocial and medical consequences. Although changes in alcohol use during this time have been phenotypically characterized, their genetic nature is poorly understood. METHODS: Participants of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children completed the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) 4 times from age 16 to 20...
January 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879435/identification-of-mhc-haplotypes-associated-with-drug-induced-hypersensitivity-reactions-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#14
Hong Wu, Jessica Whritenour, Jonathan C Sanford, Christopher Houle, Karissa K Adkins
Drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions can significantly impact drug development and use. Studies to understand risk factors for drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions have identified genetic association with specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles. Interestingly, drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions can occur in nonhuman primates; however, association between drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) alleles has not been described. In this study, tissue samples were collected from 62 cynomolgus monkeys from preclinical studies in which 9 animals had evidence of drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions...
January 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854449/state-psychology-licensure-questions-about-mental-illness-and-compliance-with-the-americans-with-disabilities-act
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Jennifer E Boyd, Bruce Graunke, Frederick J Frese, James T R Jones, Jennifer W Adkins, Ronald Bassman
State licensing boards have obligations to protect the public from impaired professionals and to protect the rights of professionals applying for licensure. Competently functioning professionals who have or have had a mental health diagnosis or are being treated for a mental health condition should not be screened out, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A review of case law shows applicable precedents from discrimination among physicians and lawyers but not, to date, among psychologists...
2016: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834391/hippocampal-gabab-1a-receptors-constrain-generalized-contextual-fear
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Joseph F Lynch, Patrick Winiecki, T Lee Gilman, Jordan M Adkins, Aaron M Jasnow
Many anxiety disorders are characterized by generalization of fear responses to neutral or ambiguous stimuli. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms contributing to generalized fear is essential for formulating successful treatments for anxiety disorders. Previous research shows that GABA-mediated presynaptic inhibition has a critical role in cued fear generalization, as animals with genetically deleted presynaptic GABAB(1a) receptors cannot discriminate between CS+ and CS- tones. Work from our laboratory has further identified that GABAB(1a) receptors are necessary for maintaining contextual memory precision, thereby constraining generalized contextual fear...
December 14, 2016: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830180/optimizing-porcine-islet-isolation-to-markedly-reduce-enzyme-consumption-without-sacrificing-islet-yield-or-function
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Robert W Holdcraft, Michael L Green, Andrew G Breite, Lisa Circle, Eric D Meyer, Hollie Adkins, Steven G Harbeck, Barry H Smith, Lawrence S Gazda
BACKGROUND: Human allogeneic islet transplantation for treatment of type 1 diabetes provides numerous clinical benefits, such as fewer episodes of hypoglycemic unawareness and tighter control of blood glucose levels. Availability of human pancreas for clinical and research use, however, is severely limited. Porcine pancreas offers an abundant source of tissue for optimization of islet isolation methodology and future clinical transplantation, thereby increasing patient access to this potentially lifesaving procedure...
July 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822540/identification-of-novel-host-interactors-of-effectors-secreted-by-salmonella-and-citrobacter
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Ryan L Sontag, Ernesto S Nakayasu, Roslyn N Brown, George S Niemann, Michael A Sydor, Octavio Sanchez, Charles Ansong, Shao-Yeh Lu, Hyungwon Choi, Dylan Valleau, Karl K Weitz, Alexei Savchenko, Eric D Cambronne, Joshua N Adkins
Many pathogenic bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae use type III secretion systems to inject virulence proteins, termed "effectors," into the host cell cytosol. Although host-cellular activities of several effectors have been demonstrated, the function and host-targeted pathways of most of the effectors identified to date are largely undetermined. To gain insight into host proteins targeted by bacterial effectors, we performed coaffinity purification of host proteins from cell lysates using recombinant effectors from the Enterobacteriaceae intracellular pathogens Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and Citrobacter rodentium...
July 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818141/hsp90-and-p23-molecular-chaperones-control-chromatin-architecture-by-maintaining-the-functional-pool-of-the-rsc-chromatin-remodeler
#19
Frank J Echtenkamp, Zlata Gvozdenov, Nicholas L Adkins, Yang Zhang, Melinda Lynch-Day, Shinya Watanabe, Craig L Peterson, Brian C Freeman
Molecular chaperones govern protein homeostasis, being allied to the beginning (folding) and ending (degradation) of the protein life cycle. Yet, the Hsp90 system primarily associates with native factors, including fully assembled complexes. The significance of these connections is poorly understood. To delineate why Hsp90 and its cochaperone p23 interact with a mature structure, we focused on the RSC chromatin remodeler. Both Hsp90 and p23 triggered the release of RSC from DNA or a nucleosome. Although Hsp90 only freed bound RSC, p23 enhanced nucleosome remodeling prior to discharging the complex...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815391/quantitative-fluorescent-microscopy-to-measure-vascular-pore-sizes-in-primary-and-metastatic-brain-tumors
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Rajendar K Mittapalli, Chris E Adkins, Kaci A Bohn, Afroz S Mohammad, Julie A Lockman, Paul R Lockman
Tumors residing in the central nervous system (CNS) compromise the blood-brain barrier (BBB) via increased vascular permeability, with the magnitude of changes dependent on tumor type and location. Current studies determine penetrability of a cancer therapeutic by administering progressively larger molecules until cutoff is observed where little to no tumor accumulation occurs. However, decades-old experimental work and mathematical modeling document methods to calculate both the size of the vascular opening (pore) with solute permeability values...
November 4, 2016: Cancer Research
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