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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352710/changes-in-hepg2-spheroid-behavior-induced-by-differences-in-the-gap-distance-between-spheroids-in-a-micropatterned-culture-system
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Daisuke Miyamoto, Takuya Hara, Ai Hyakutake, Kohji Nakazawa
Micropatterning is a promising technique for modulating culture environments. In this study, we investigated the effect of spheroid separation distance on their properties in a micropatterned chip of HepG2 spheroids. The basic chip design consisted of 37 collagen spots (300 μm in diameter) in a hexagonal arrangement on a glass substrate; the region without collagen-spots was modified by polyethylene glycol to create the non-adhesive surface. Three similar chips were fabricated with gap distances between collagen-spots of 500, 1000, and 1500 μm...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351811/rate-and-determinants-of-non-adherence-to-a-gluten-free-diet-and-nutritional-status-assessment-in-children-and-adolescents-with-celiac-disease-in-a-tertiary-brazilian-referral-center-a-cross-sectional-and-retrospective-study
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Maraci Rodrigues, Glauce Hiromi Yonaminez, Carla Aline Satiro
BACKGROUND: Compliance with a gluten-free diet (GFD) is difficult at all ages but particularly for teenagers due to social, cultural, economic, and practical pressures. The multidisciplinary team responsible for the treatment of patients with celiac disease and give support to their parents plays a special role on strengthening GFD and assessing the nutritional and physical health. METHODS: A cross-sectional and retrospective study including patients under 20 years of age, with biopsy-confirmed CD, followed regularly at the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hospital das Clínicas, University of Sao Paulo, School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, were surveyed using a questionnaire and serologic test applied between November 2011 and February 2012...
January 19, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351495/implementing-prehospital-evidence-based-guidelines-a-systematic-literature-review
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Jennifer N Fishe, Remle P Crowe, Rebecca E Cash, Nikiah G Nudell, Christian Martin-Gill, Christopher T Richards
OBJECTIVE: As prehospital research advances, more evidence-based guidelines (EBGs) are implemented into emergency medical services (EMS) practice. However, incomplete or suboptimal prehospital EBG implementation may hinder improvement in patient outcomes. To inform future efforts, this study's objective was to review existing evidence pertaining to prehospital EBG implementation methods. METHODS: This study was a systematic literature review and evaluation following the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology...
January 19, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350303/a-short-review-of-the-non-invasive-transcutaneous-pericranial-electrical-stimulation-techniques-and-their-application-in-headache
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REVIEW
Licia Grazzi, Emanuela Sansone, Paul Rizzoli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this short review, the most common non-invasive neuromodulatory techniques will be described, along with their advantages and disadvantages and their application in headache. Available preventive treatments can be unhelpful or may have unpleasant side effects; moreover, the rate of response to preventive drugs does not exceed 50%, lower in chronic migraine; alternative options would be welcome. Though the concept of neuromodulation was originally developed with invasive methods, newer non-invasive techniques are appearing...
January 19, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349862/implementing-managed-alcohol-programs-in-hospital-settings-a-review-of-academic-and-grey-literature
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REVIEW
Hannah L Brooks, Shehzad Kassam, Ginetta Salvalaggio, Elaine Hyshka
ISSUES: People with severe alcohol use disorders are at increased risk of poor acute-care outcomes, in part due to difficulties maintaining abstinence from alcohol while hospitalised. Managed alcohol programs (MAP), which administer controlled doses of beverage alcohol to prevent withdrawal and stabilise drinking patterns, are one strategy for increasing adherence to treatment, and improving health outcomes for hospital inpatients with severe alcohol use disorders. APPROACH: Minimal research has examined the implementation of MAPs in hospital settings...
January 18, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347947/efficacy-of-pre-operative-quadriceps-strength-training-on-knee-extensor-strength-before-and-shortly-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-protocol-for-a-randomized-dose-response-trial-the-quadx-1-trial
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Rasmus Skov Husted, Anders Troelsen, Kristian Thorborg, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Henrik Husted, Thomas Bandholm
BACKGROUND: Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) report knee pain, limitation in physical activities and low quality of life. The two primary treatments for knee OA are non-surgical treatment (e.g., exercise) and surgery (total knee arthroplasty (TKA)); however, national guidelines recommend non-surgical treatment to be tried prior to surgical procedures. Patients with knee OA are characterized by decreased muscle strength, particularly in the knee-extensor muscles. Correspondingly, decreased knee-extensor strength is found to be associated with an increased risk of development, progression and severity of knee OA symptoms...
January 18, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347935/real-world-experience-of-women-using-extended-cycle-vs-monthly-cycle-combined-oral-contraception-in-the-united-states-the-national-health-and-wellness-survey
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Rossella E Nappi, Iñaki Lete, Lulu K Lee, Natalia M Flores, Marie-Christine Micheletti, Boxiong Tang
BACKGROUND: The real-world experience of women receiving extended-cycle combined oral contraception (COC) versus monthly-cycle COC has not been reported. METHODS: Data were from the United States 2013 National Health and Wellness Survey. Eligible women (18-50 years old, premenopausal, without hysterectomy) currently using extended-cycle COC (3 months between periods) were compared with women using monthly-cycle COC. Treatment satisfaction (1 "extremely dissatisfied" to 7 "extremely satisfied"), adherence (8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale©), menstrual cycle-related symptoms, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and health state utilities (Medical Outcomes Short Form Survey-36v2®), depression (9-item Patient Health Questionnaire), sleep difficulties, Work Productivity and Activity Impairment-General Health, and healthcare resource use were assessed using one-way analyses of variance, chi-square tests, and generalized linear models (adjusted for covariates)...
January 18, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347827/psychological-well-being-and-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-among-adolescents-living-with-hiv-in-zambia
#8
Sumiyo Okawa, Sylvia Mwanza Kabaghe, Mwiya Mwiya, Kimiyo Kikuchi, Masamine Jimba, Chipepo Kankasa, Naoko Ishikawa
Physical and psychosocial changes during adolescence could influence the psychological well-being and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) of adolescents living with HIV. However, few studies have assessed these two important issues in Zambia. This study aimed at addressing this gap by examining adolescents' depressive symptoms and ART adherence. This was a mixed-methods study conducted from April to July 2014. We recruited 200 adolescents, ages 15 to 19, who were already aware of their HIV status. We measured depressive symptoms using the short form of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, and self-reported three-day adherence to ART...
January 18, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346567/epithelial-grafting-of-a-decellularized-whole-tracheal-segment-an-in-vivo-experimental-model
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Margot Den Hondt, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Eric K Verbeken, Jan J Vranckx
OBJECTIVES: Prerequisites for successful trachea transplantation include the use of a biocompatible construct, submucosal vascularization and an epithelial covering. Implantation of non-epithelialized tracheal scaffolds may lead to stenosis. However, epithelial grafting or seeding can only be attempted onto a well-vascularized submucosal bed. Our aim was to investigate a method to prevent stenosis during prelamination of non-epithelialized, gently decellularized rabbit tracheae and to evaluate whether grafting of revascularized constructs with buccal mucosa is feasible...
January 15, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346444/social-and-structural-barriers-for-adherence-to-methadone-maintenance-treatment-among-vietnamese-opioid-dependence-patients
#10
Bach Xuan Tran, Long Hoang Nguyen, Tung Thanh Tran, Carl A Latkin
INTRODUCTION: Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) services may reduce the risk of HIV transmission if patients completely adhere to the treatment. Identifying adherence patterns and potential related factors is vital for the sustainability of MMT program in Vietnam. This study examined social and structural factors associated with adherence to MMT among patients in different service delivery models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 510 patients at three MMT clinics in Hanoi were interviewed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346185/higher-art-adherence-is-associated-with-lower-systemic-inflammation-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-ugandans-who-achieve-virologic-suppression
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Jose R Castillo-Mancilla, Mary Morrow, Yap Boum, Helen Byakwaga, Jessica E Haberer, Jeffrey N Martin, David Bangsberg, Samantha Mawhinney, Nicholas Musinguzi, Yong Huang, Russell P Tracy, Tricia H Burdo, Kenneth Williams, Conrad Muzoora, Peter W Hunt, Mark J Siedner
BACKGROUND: Residual systemic inflammation persists despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART) and is associated with non-AIDS clinical outcomes. We aimed to evaluate the association between ART adherence and inflammation in Ugandans living with HIV who were predominantly receiving nevirapine-based ART with a thymidine analog backbone and were virologically suppressed by conventional assays. METHODS: Plasma concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6), D-dimer, soluble (s)CD14, sCD163, the kynurenine/tryptophan (K/T) ratio, in addition to CD8 T-cell activation, were measured at baseline and 6 months after ART initiation in treatment-naïve adults who achieved an undetectable plasma HIV RNA (<400 copies/mL) at their 6-month visit...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345403/improving-patient-adherence-to-secondary-prevention-medications-6-months-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-observational-cohort-study
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D B Brieger, C Chow, J Gullick, K Hyun, M D'Souza, T Briffa
BACKGROUND: Most patients are recommended secondary prevention pharmacotherapies following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). AIMS: To identify predictors of adherence at 6 months and strategies to improve adherence to these therapies. Design and methods Patients in the CONCORDANCE registry who were discharged on evidence-based medications were stratified into those receiving ≥75% ('adherent') or <75% ('non-adherent') of indicated medications at 6 months. Baseline characteristics, hospital and post-discharge care were compared between groups...
January 18, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345093/rapid-fabrication-of-detachable-three-dimensional-tissues-by-layering-of-cell-sheets-with-heating-centrifuge
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Yuji Haraguchi, Yuki Kagawa, Akiyuki Hasegawa, Hirotsugu Kubo, Tatsuya Shimizu
Confluent cultured cells on a temperature-responsive culture dish can be harvested as an intact cell sheet by decreasing temperature below 32°C. A three-dimensional (3-D) tissue can be fabricated by the layering of cell sheets. A resulting 3-D multi-layered cell sheet-tissue on a temperature-responsive culture dish can be also harvested without any damage by only temperature decreasing. For shortening the fabrication time of the 3-D multi-layered constructs, we attempted to layer cell sheets on a temperature-responsive culture dish with centrifugation...
January 18, 2018: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344405/lee-silverman-voice-treatment-versus-standard-speech-and-language-therapy-versus-control-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-pd-comm-pilot
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Catherine M Sackley, Christina H Smith, Caroline E Rick, Marian C Brady, Natalie Ives, Smitaa Patel, Rebecca Woolley, Francis Dowling, Ramilla Patel, Helen Roberts, Sue Jowett, Keith Wheatley, Debbie Kelly, Gina Sands, Carl E Clarke
Background: Speech-related problems are common in Parkinson's disease (PD), but there is little evidence for the effectiveness of standard speech and language therapy (SLT) or Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®). Methods: The PD COMM pilot was a three-arm, assessor-blinded, randomised controlled trial (RCT) of LSVT LOUD®, SLT and no intervention (1:1:1 ratio) to assess the feasibility and to inform the design of a full-scale RCT. Non-demented patients with idiopathic PD and speech problems and no SLT for speech problems in the past 2 years were eligible...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343583/structural-study-of-the-c-terminal-domain-of-non-structural-protein-1-from-japanese-encephalitis-virus
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Thanalai Poonsiri, Gareth S A Wright, Michael S Diamond, Lance Turtle, Tom Solomon, Svetlana V Antonyuk
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquito-transmitted Flavivirus that is closely related to other emerging viral pathogens including dengue, West Nile (WNV) and Zika viruses. JEV infection can result in meningitis and encephalitis, which in severe cases cause permanent brain damage and death. JEV occurs predominantly in rural areas throughout Southeast Asia, the Pacific islands and the Far East, causing around 68,000 cases worldwide each year. In this study, we present a 2.1 Å resolution crystal structure of the C-terminal β-ladder domain of JEV non-structural protein 1 (NS1-C)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340075/extracting-microtentacle-dynamics-of-tumor-cells-in-a-non-adherent-environment
#16
Eleanor C Ory, Desu Chen, Kristi R Chakrabarti, Peipei Zhang, James I Andorko, Christopher M Jewell, Wolfgang Losert, Stuart S Martin
During metastasis, tumor cells dynamically change their cytoskeleton to traverse through a variety of non-adherent microenvironments, including the vasculature or lymphatics. Due to the challenges of imaging drift in non-adhered tumor cells, the dynamic cytoskeletal phenotypes are poorly understood. We present a new approach to analyze the dynamic cytoskeletal phenotypes of non-adhered cells that support microtentacles (McTNs), which are cell surface projections implicated in metastatic reattachment. Combining a recently-developed cell tethering method with a novel image analysis framework allowed McTN attribute extraction...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339829/associations-of-the-dietary-approaches-to-stop-hypertension-dash-diet-with-pregnancy-complications-in-project-viva
#17
Aarohee P Fulay, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Emily Oken, Wei Perng
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet has been shown to improve cardiometabolic outcomes in non-pregnant populations. Little is known regarding the impact of this diet on health during pregnancy. The objective of this research is to examine associations of adherence to the DASH diet with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and other pregnancy outcomes. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We conducted analyses with data that came from 1760 women in Project Viva, a Boston-area longitudinal cohort recruited in early pregnancy 1999-2002...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339691/rationale-design-and-methodology-of-the-evaluation-of-perceptions-knowledge-and-compliance-with-the-guidelines-in-real-life-practice-a-survey-on-the-under-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia
#18
Volkan Doğan, Özcan Başaran, Bülent Özlek, Oğuzhan Çelik, Eda Özlek, Kadir Uğur Mert, İbrahim Rencüzoğulları, Gurbet Özge Mert, Marwa Mouline Doğan, Murat Biteker, Meral Kayıkçıoğlu
OBJECTIVE: A wide gap exists between dyslipidemia guidelines and their implementation in the real world, which is primarily attributed to physician and patient compliance. The aim of this study is to determine physician and patient adherence to dyslipidemia guidelines and various influential factors. METHODS: The Evaluation of Perceptions, Knowledge, and Compliance with the Guidelines in Real Life Practice: A Survey on the Under-treatment of Hypercholesterolemia (EPHESUS) trial (ClinicalTrials...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339653/adherence-to-the-european-association-of-urology-guidelines-a-national-survey-among-italian-urologists
#19
Giovanni Cacciamani, Walter Artibani, Alberto Briganti, James N'Dow
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to explore adherence to the European Urological Association (EAU) Guidelines (GLs) grade A recommendation among Italian urologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 13-item multiple-choice questionnaire covering oncological and non-oncological urological diseases was e-mailed to all Italian Urologist Society (Società Italiana di Urologia or SIU) members. We asked members to provide an explanation for their answer choice where needed. The quantitative data were tested using the Pearson's chi-square test...
January 16, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339206/objective-sleep-measures-in-subacute-stroke-inpatients-associated-with-levels-and-improvements-in-activities-of-daily-living
#20
Ren-Jing Huang, Ching-Hsiang Lai, Shin-Da Lee, Fang-Yu Pai, Shen-Wen Chang, Ai-Hui Chung, Yi-Fang Chang, Hua Ting
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether objective polysomnographic measures of prevalent sleep problems such as sleep-disordered-breathing (SDB) and insomnia are associated with activities of daily living levels in inpatients at rehabilitation units DESIGN: Retrospective and observational study SETTING: Single rehabilitation center PARTICIPANTS: One hundred twenty-three enrolled subacute stroke inpatients (61.6 ± 13.1 years; 23.8 ± 3.4 kg/m2; 33% female; 90.5 ± 36.7 days post-stroke) underwent a one-night polysomnography study and one-month-long inpatient rehabilitation program...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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