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REVIEW
Michal F Kaminski, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Marek Bugajski, Michael Bretthauer, Colin J Rees, Evelien Dekker, Geir Hoff, Rodrigo Jover, Stepan Suchanek, Monika Ferlitsch, John Anderson, Thomas Roesch, Rolf Hultcranz, Istvan Racz, Ernst J Kuipers, Kjetil Garborg, James E East, Maciej Rupinski, Birgitte Seip, Cathy Bennett, Carlo Senore, Silvia Minozzi, Raf Bisschops, Dirk Domagk, Roland Valori, Cristiano Spada, Cesare Hassan, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, Matthew D Rutter
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and United European Gastroenterology present a short list of key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. We recommend that endoscopy services across Europe adopt the following seven key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for measurement and evaluation in daily practice at a center and endoscopist level: 1 rate of adequate bowel preparation (minimum standard 90%); 2 cecal intubation rate (minimum standard 90%); 3 adenoma detection rate (minimum standard 25%); 4 appropriate polypectomy technique (minimum standard 80%); 5 complication rate (minimum standard not set); 6 patient experience (minimum standard not set); 7 appropriate post-polypectomy surveillance recommendations (minimum standard not set)...
April 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499033/large-scale-recoding-of-a-bacterial-genome-by-iterative-recombineering-of-synthetic-dna
#2
Yu Heng Lau, Finn Stirling, James Kuo, Michiel A P Karrenbelt, Yujia A Chan, Adam Riesselman, Connor A Horton, Elena Schäfer, David Lips, Matthew T Weinstock, Daniel G Gibson, Jeffrey C Way, Pamela A Silver
The ability to rewrite large stretches of genomic DNA enables the creation of new organisms with customized functions. However, few methods currently exist for accumulating such widespread genomic changes in a single organism. In this study, we demonstrate a rapid approach for rewriting bacterial genomes with modified synthetic DNA. We recode 200 kb of the Salmonella typhimurium LT2 genome through a process we term SIRCAS (stepwise integration of rolling circle amplified segments), towards constructing an attenuated and genetically isolated bacterial chassis...
May 12, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486332/short-term-heat-acclimation-and-precooling-independently-and-combined-improve-5-km-running-performance-in-the-heat
#3
C A James, A J Richardson, A G B Willmott, P W Watt, O R Gibson, N S Maxwell
Following heat acclimation (HA), endurance running performance remains impaired in hot vs temperate conditions. Combining HA with precooling demonstrates no additive benefit in intermittent sprint, or continuous cycling exercise protocols, during which heat strain may be less severe compared to endurance running. This study investigated the effect of short-term heat acclimation (STHA) combined with mixed-methods precooling, on endurance running performance and directly compared precooling and HA. Nine amateur trained runners completed 5 km treadmill time trials in the heat (32°C, 60% RH) under four conditions; no intervention (CON), precooling (PC), short-term heat acclimation (5 days - HA) and short-term heat acclimation with precooling (HA+PC)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479329/inflammatory-phenotypes-in-severe-asthma-are-associated-with-distinct-airway-microbiology
#4
Steven L Taylor, Lex E X Leong, Jocelyn M Choo, Steve Wesselingh, Ian A Yang, John W Upham, Paul N Reynolds, Sandra Hodge, Alan L James, Christine Jenkins, Matthew J Peters, Melissa Baraket, Guy B Marks, Peter G Gibson, Jodie L Simpson, Geraint B Rogers
BACKGROUND: Asthma pathophysiology and treatment responsiveness are predicted by inflammatory phenotype. However, the relationship between airway microbiology and asthma phenotype is poorly understood. We aimed to characterise airway microbiota in patients with symptomatic stable asthma, and relate composition to airway inflammatory phenotype and other phenotypic characteristics. METHODS: The microbial composition of induced sputum specimens collected from adult patients screened for a multicenter randomized controlled trial was determined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446434/donor-engrafted-chip-is-common-among-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-with-unexplained-cytopenias
#5
Christopher J Gibson, James A Kennedy, Sarah Nikiforow, Frank C Kuo, Edwin P Alyea, Vincent Ho, Jerome Ritz, Robert Soiffer, Joseph H Antin, R Coleman Lindsley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432011/what-is-an-affordance-40-years-later
#6
REVIEW
François Osiurak, Yves Rossetti, Arnaud Badets
About 40 years ago, James J. Gibson coined the term "affordance" to describe the action possibilities offered to an animal by the environment with reference to the animal's action capabilities. Since then, this notion has acquired a multitude of meanings, generating confusion in the literature. Here, we offer a clear operationalization of the concept of affordances and related concepts in the field of tool use. Our operationalization is organized around the distinction between the physical (what is objectively observable) and neurocognitive (what is subjectively experienced) levels...
April 19, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411234/phenotype-of-gaba-transaminase-deficiency
#7
Mary Kay Koenig, Ryan Hodgeman, James J Riviello, Wendy Chung, Jennifer Bain, Claudia A Chiriboga, Kazushi Ichikawa, Hitoshi Osaka, Megumi Tsuji, K Michael Gibson, Penelope E Bonnen, Phillip L Pearl
OBJECTIVE: We report a case series of 10 patients with γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-transaminase deficiency including a novel therapeutic trial and an expanded phenotype. METHODS: Case ascertainment, literature review, comprehensive evaluations, and long-term treatment with flumazenil. RESULTS: All patients presented with neonatal or early infantile-onset encephalopathy; other features were hypotonia, hypersomnolence, epilepsy, choreoathetosis, and accelerated linear growth...
April 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407412/adsorption-and-desorption-of-single-stranded-dna-from-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#8
Cameron James Shearer, LePing Yu, Renzo Fenati, Alex Sibley, Jamie Scott Quinton, Christopher Thomas Gibson, Amanda Vera Ellis, Gunther Andersson, Joseph George Shapter
The chemical affinity of single stranded DNA (ssDNA) to adsorb to the surface of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is used for SWCNT purification, separation and in bio-devices. Despite the popularity of research on SWCNT-ssDNA conjugates, very little work has been dedicated to study the removal of adsorbed ssDNA on SWCNTs. This paper reports a comprehensive study of biological, physical and chemical treatments for the removal of ssDNA from SWCNT-ssDNA suspensions. These include enzymatic cleavage, heat treatment under vacuum up to 400 oC, chemical treatments with high or low pH, oxidising conditions, and high ionic strength solvents...
April 13, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391891/statin-associated-muscle-symptoms-managing-the-highly-intolerant
#9
REVIEW
James M Backes, Janelle F Ruisinger, Cheryl A Gibson, Patrick M Moriarty
Musculoskeletal symptoms are the most commonly reported adverse effects associated with statin therapy. Yet, certain data indicate that these symptoms often present in populations with underlying musculoskeletal complaints and are not likely statin related. Switching statins or using lower doses resolves muscle complaints in most patients. However, there is a growing population of individuals who experience intolerable musculoskeletal symptoms with multiple statins, regardless of the individual agent or prescribed dose...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388435/de-novo-disruption-of-the-proteasome-regulatory-subunit-psmd12-causes-a-syndromic-neurodevelopmental-disorder
#10
Sébastien Küry, Thomas Besnard, Frédéric Ebstein, Tahir N Khan, Tomasz Gambin, Jessica Douglas, Carlos A Bacino, William J Craigen, Stephan J Sanders, Andrea Lehmann, Xénia Latypova, Kamal Khan, Mathilde Pacault, Stephanie Sacharow, Kimberly Glaser, Eric Bieth, Laurence Perrin-Sabourin, Marie-Line Jacquemont, Megan T Cho, Elizabeth Roeder, Anne-Sophie Denommé-Pichon, Kristin G Monaghan, Bo Yuan, Fan Xia, Sylvain Simon, Dominique Bonneau, Philippe Parent, Brigitte Gilbert-Dussardier, Sylvie Odent, Annick Toutain, Laurent Pasquier, Deborah Barbouth, Chad A Shaw, Ankita Patel, Janice L Smith, Weimin Bi, Sébastien Schmitt, Wallid Deb, Mathilde Nizon, Sandra Mercier, Marie Vincent, Caroline Rooryck, Valérie Malan, Ignacio Briceño, Alberto Gómez, Kimberly M Nugent, James B Gibson, Benjamin Cogné, James R Lupski, Holly A F Stessman, Evan E Eichler, Kyle Retterer, Yaping Yang, Richard Redon, Nicholas Katsanis, Jill A Rosenfeld, Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Christelle Golzio, Stéphane Bézieau, Paweł Stankiewicz, Bertrand Isidor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365981/evaluation-of-the-antimicrobial-activity-of-cationic-polymers-against-mycobacteria-toward-antitubercular-macromolecules
#11
Daniel J Phillips, James Harrison, Sarah-Jane Richards, Daniel E Mitchell, Esther Tichauer, Alasdair T M Hubbard, Collette Guy, Ian Hands-Portman, Elizabeth Fullam, Matthew I Gibson
Antimicrobial resistance is a global healthcare problem with a dwindling arsenal of usable drugs. Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, requires long-term combination therapy and multi- and totally drug resistant strains have emerged. This study reports the antibacterial activity of cationic polymers against mycobacteria, which are distinguished from other Gram-positive bacteria by their unique cell wall comprising a covalently linked mycolic acid-arabinogalactan-peptidoglycan complex (mAGP), interspersed with additional complex lipids which helps them persist in their host...
May 8, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355511/docosahexaenoic-acid-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Carmel T Collins, Maria Makrides, Andrew J McPhee, Thomas R Sullivan, Peter G Davis, Marta Thio, Karen Simmer, Victor S Rajadurai, Javeed Travadi, Mary J Berry, Helen G Liley, Gillian F Opie, Kenneth Tan, Kei Lui, Scott A Morris, Jacqueline Stack, Michael J Stark, Mei-Chien Chua, Pooja A Jayagobi, James Holberton, Srinivas Bolisetty, Ian R Callander, Deborah L Harris, Robert A Gibson
BACKGROUND: Studies in animals and in humans have suggested that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, might reduce the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, but appropriately designed trials are lacking. METHODS: We randomly assigned 1273 infants born before 29 weeks of gestation (stratified according to sex, gestational age [<27 weeks or 27 to <29 weeks], and center) within 3 days after their first enteral feeding to receive either an enteral emulsion providing DHA at a dose of 60 mg per kilogram of body weight per day or a control (soy) emulsion without DHA until 36 weeks of postmenstrual age...
March 30, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325638/clinically-significant-bleeding-with-low-dose-rivaroxaban-versus-aspirin-in-addition-to-p2y12-inhibition-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-gemini-acs-1-a-double-blind-multicentre-randomised-trial
#13
E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T Roe, P Gabriel Steg, Stefan K James, Thomas J Povsic, Jennifer White, Frank Rockhold, Alexei Plotnikov, Hardi Mundl, John Strony, Xiang Sun, Steen Husted, Michal Tendera, Gilles Montalescot, M Cecilia Bahit, Diego Ardissino, Héctor Bueno, Marc J Claeys, Jose C Nicolau, Jan H Cornel, Shinya Goto, Róbert Gábor Kiss, Ümit Güray, Duk-Woo Park, Christoph Bode, Robert C Welsh, C Michael Gibson
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor, is the standard antithrombotic treatment following acute coronary syndromes. The factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban reduced mortality and ischaemic events when added to DAPT, but caused increased bleeding. The safety of a dual pathway antithrombotic therapy approach combining low-dose rivaroxaban (in place of aspirin) with a P2Y12 inhibitor has not been assesssed in acute coronary syndromes. We aimed to assess rivaroxaban 2·5 mg twice daily versus aspirin 100 mg daily, in addition to clopidogrel or ticagrelor (chosen at investigator discretion before randomisation), for patients with acute coronary syndromes started within 10 days after presentation and continued for 6-12 months...
May 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320608/antithrombotic-agents-for-secondary-prevention-after-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#14
Alexander C Fanaroff, Vic Hasselblad, Matthew T Roe, Deepak L Bhatt, Stefan K James, Ph Gabriel Steg, C Michael Gibson, E Magnus Ohman
BACKGROUND: Nine oral antithrombotic medications currently available in the United States and Europe have been studied in clinical trials for secondary prevention of cardiac events following acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Few combinations of these medications have been directly compared, and studies have used multiple different comparator regimens. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating one or more available oral antithrombotic therapies in patients with ACS or prior myocardial infarction (MI)...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270201/exploration-of-haplotype-research-consortium-imputation-for-genome-wide-association-studies-in-20-032-generation-scotland-participants
#15
Reka Nagy, Thibaud S Boutin, Jonathan Marten, Jennifer E Huffman, Shona M Kerr, Archie Campbell, Louise Evenden, Jude Gibson, Carmen Amador, David M Howard, Pau Navarro, Andrew Morris, Ian J Deary, Lynne J Hocking, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Blair H Smith, Peter Joshi, James F Wilson, Nicholas D Hastie, Alan F Wright, Andrew M McIntosh, David J Porteous, Chris S Haley, Veronique Vitart, Caroline Hayward
BACKGROUND: The Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS) is a family-based population cohort with DNA, biological samples, socio-demographic, psychological and clinical data from approximately 24,000 adult volunteers across Scotland. Although data collection was cross-sectional, GS:SFHS became a prospective cohort due to of the ability to link to routine Electronic Health Record (EHR) data. Over 20,000 participants were selected for genotyping using a large genome-wide array...
March 7, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268235/performance-measures-for-lower-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-a-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-quality-improvement-initiative
#16
Michal F Kaminski, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Marek Bugajski, Michael Bretthauer, Colin J Rees, Evelien Dekker, Geir Hoff, Rodrigo Jover, Stepan Suchanek, Monika Ferlitsch, John Anderson, Thomas Roesch, Rolf Hultcranz, Istvan Racz, Ernst J Kuipers, Kjetil Garborg, James E East, Maciej Rupinski, Birgitte Seip, Cathy Bennett, Carlo Senore, Silvia Minozzi, Raf Bisschops, Dirk Domagk, Roland Valori, Cristiano Spada, Cesare Hassan, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, Matthew D Rutter
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and United European Gastroenterology present a short list of key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. We recommend that endoscopy services across Europe adopt the following seven key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for measurement and evaluation in daily practice at a center and endoscopist level: 1 Rate of adequate bowel preparation (minimum standard 90 %); 2 Cecal intubation rate (minimum standard 90 %); 3 Adenoma detection rate (minimum standard 25 %); 4 Appropriate polypectomy technique (minimum standard 80 %); 5 Complication rate (minimum standard not set); 6 Patient experience (minimum standard not set); 7 Appropriate post-polypectomy surveillance recommendations (minimum standard not set)...
April 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259484/prediction-of-complicated-disease-course-for-children-newly-diagnosed-with-crohn-s-disease-a-multicentre-inception-cohort-study
#17
Subra Kugathasan, Lee A Denson, Thomas D Walters, Mi-Ok Kim, Urko M Marigorta, Melanie Schirmer, Kajari Mondal, Chunyan Liu, Anne Griffiths, Joshua D Noe, Wallace V Crandall, Scott Snapper, Shervin Rabizadeh, Joel R Rosh, Jason M Shapiro, Stephen Guthery, David R Mack, Richard Kellermayer, Michael D Kappelman, Steven Steiner, Dedrick E Moulton, David Keljo, Stanley Cohen, Maria Oliva-Hemker, Melvin B Heyman, Anthony R Otley, Susan S Baker, Jonathan S Evans, Barbara S Kirschner, Ashish S Patel, David Ziring, Bruce C Trapnell, Francisco A Sylvester, Michael C Stephens, Robert N Baldassano, James F Markowitz, Judy Cho, Ramnik J Xavier, Curtis Huttenhower, Bruce J Aronow, Greg Gibson, Jeffrey S Hyams, Marla C Dubinsky
BACKGROUND: Stricturing and penetrating complications account for substantial morbidity and health-care costs in paediatric and adult onset Crohn's disease. Validated models to predict risk for complications are not available, and the effect of treatment on risk is unknown. METHODS: We did a prospective inception cohort study of paediatric patients with newly diagnosed Crohn's disease at 28 sites in the USA and Canada. Genotypes, antimicrobial serologies, ileal gene expression, and ileal, rectal, and faecal microbiota were assessed...
March 1, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252317/role-for-nlrp3-inflammasome-mediated-il-1%C3%AE-dependent-responses-in-severe-steroid-resistant-asthma
#18
Richard Y Kim, James W Pinkerton, Ama T Essilfie, Avril Ab Robertson, Katherine J Baines, Alexandra C Brown, Jemma R Mayall, Md Khadem Ali, Malcolm R Starkey, Nicole G Hansbro, Jeremy A Hirota, Lisa G Wood, Jodie L Simpson, Darryl A Knight, Peter A Wark, Peter G Gibson, Luke A J O'Neill, Matthew A Cooper, Jay C Horvat, Philip M Hansbro
RATIONALE: Severe, steroid-resistant asthma is the major unmet need in asthma therapy. Disease heterogeneity and poor understanding of pathogenic mechanisms hampers the identification of therapeutic targets. Excessive NLRP3 inflammasome and concomitant IL-1β responses occur in COPD, respiratory infections and neutrophilic asthma. However, the direct contributions to pathogenesis, mechanisms involved and potential for therapeutic targeting remain poorly understood, and are unknown in severe, steroid-resistant asthma...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224931/corrigendum-to-a-critical-reappraisal-of-aspirin-for-secondary-prevention-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease-am-heart-j-181-2016-92-100
#19
Robert C Welsh, Matthew T Roe, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Stefan James, Thomas J Povsic, Christoph Bode, Charles Michael Gibson, Erik Magnus Ohman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207686/notes-from-the-field-ongoing-cholera-epidemic-tanzania-2015-2016
#20
Rupa Narra, Justin M Maeda, Herilinda Temba, Janneth Mghamba, Ali Nyanga, Ashley L Greiner, Muhammad Bakari, Karlyn D Beer, Sae-Rom Chae, Kathryn G Curran, Rachel B Eidex, James J Gibson, Thomas Handzel, Stephen J Kiberiti, Rogath S Kishimba, Haji Lukupulo, Theophil Malibiche, Khalid Massa, Amani E Massay, Lindsey S McCrickard, Geofrey J Mchau, Vida Mmbaga, Ahmed A Mohamed, Elibariki R Mwakapeje, Emmanuel Nestory, Anna E Newton, Elvis Oyugi, Anu Rajasingham, Michelle E Roland, Neema Rusibamayila, Senga Sembuche, Loveness J Urio, Tiffany A Walker, Alice Wang, Robert E Quick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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