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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342131/survey-of-plasma-proteins-in-children-with-progeria-pre-therapy-and-on-therapy-with-lonafarnib
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Leslie B Gordon, Susan E Campbell, Joseph M Massaro, Ralph B D'Agostino, Monica E Kleinman, Mark W Kieran, Marsha A Moses
BACKGROUND: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is an ultra-rare, fatal, segmental premature aging syndrome caused by the aberrant lamin A protein, progerin. The protein farnesyltransferase inhibitor, lonafarnib, ameliorates some aspects of cardiovascular and bone disease. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a prospective longitudinal survey of plasma proteins in 24 children with HGPS (an estimated 10% of the world's population at the time) at baseline and on lonafarnib therapy, compared to age and gender-matched controls using a multi-analyte, microsphere-based immune-fluorescent assay...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329282/induction-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Sara Manti, Terri J Harford, Carmelo Salpietro, Fariba Rezaee, Giovanni Piedimonte
BACKGROUND: Despite decades have passed since its discovery, accurate biomarkers of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease activity and effective therapeutic strategies are still lacking. The high mobility group box type 1 (HMGB1) protein has been proposed as a possible link between RSV and immune system, but only limited information is currently available to support this hypothesis. METHODS: Expression of HMGB1 gene and protein were analyzed by quantitative PCR, ELISA, Western blot, immunocytochemistry, and confocal microscopy in immortalized and primary human bronchial epithelial cells, as well as in rat pup lungs...
January 12, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329281/early-career-investigator-highlight-april
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Maria Luisa Tataranno
Pediatric Research accepted article preview online, 12 January 2018. doi:10.1038/pr.2018.7.
January 12, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326317/comparative-analysis-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-intracameral-cefuroxime-moxifloxacin-and-vancomycin-at-the-end-of-cataract-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Randy C Bowen, Andrew Xingyu Zhou, Sailaja Bondalapati, Thomas W Lawyer, Karisa B Snow, Patrick R Evans, Tyler Bardsley, Mary McFarland, Matthew Kliethermes, Dallas Shi, Christina A Mamalis, Tom Greene, Christopher J Rudnisky, Balamurali Krishna Ambati
BACKGROUND: Current practice methods are unclear as to the most safe and effective prophylactic pharmacotherapy and method of delivery to reduce postoperative endophthalmitis occurrence. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis using Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines was performed to compare the efficacy of intracameral cefuroxime, moxifloxacin and vancomycin in preventing postphacoemulsification cataract surgery endophthalmitis...
January 11, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322617/preview-prevention-of-diabetes-through-lifestyle-intervention-in-a-multicentre-study-in-europe-in-children-10-17y-design-methods-and-baseline-results
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Elke Dorenbos, Mathijs Drummen, Jesse Rijks, Tanja Adam, Pauline Stouthart, J Alfredo Martínez, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Gareth Stratton, Nils Swindell, Mikael Fogelholm, Anne Raben, Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga, Anita Vreugdenhil
Insulin resistance (IR) in adolescence is associated with T2DM. The PREVIEW study assesses the effectiveness of a high-protein, low-glycaemic index diet and moderate-protein, moderate-glycaemic index diet to decrease IR in insulin resistant children with overweight/obesity. Inclusion criteria were age 10-17y, HOMA-IR≥2.0 and overweight/obesity. In 126 children (13.6±2.2y, BMI z-score 3.04±0.66, HOMA-IR 3.48±2.28) anthropometrics, fat mass percentage (FM%), metabolic parameters, physical activity, food intake and sleep were measured...
January 11, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320485/non-invasive-ventilation-and-surfactant-treatment-as-primary-mode-of-respiratory-support-in-surfactant-deficient-newborn-piglets
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Carmen Rey-Santano, Victoria E Mielgo, Miguel Angel Gomez-Solaetxe, Francesca Ricci, Federico Bianco, Fabrizio Salomone, Begoña Loureiro, Jon López de Heredia Y Goya
BACKGROUND: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) and nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV), forms of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for respiratory support, are increasingly being chosen as the initial treatment for neonates with surfactant (SF) deficiency. Our objective was to compare NCPAP with NIPPV with or without SF administration as a primary mode of ventilation. METHODS: Twenty-four newborn piglets with SF-deficient lung injury produced by repetitive bronchoalveolar lavages were randomly assigned to NCPAP or NIPPV, with or without SF administration (InSurE method)...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320484/brain-growth-in-the-nicu-critical-periods-of-tissue-specific-expansion
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Lillian G Matthews, Brian H Walsh, Clare Knutsen, Jeffrey J Neil, Christopher D Smyser, Cynthia E Rogers, Terrie E Inder
OBJECTIVE: To examine using serial MRI, total and tissue-specific brain growth in VPT infants during the period that coincides with the early and late stages of the third trimester. METHODS: Structural MRI scans were collected from two prospective cohorts of VPT infants (≤30 weeks' gestation). 51 MRI scans from 18 VPT subjects were available for volumetric analysis. Brain tissue was classified into cerebrospinal fluid, cortical grey matter, myelinated and unmyelinated white matter, deep nuclear grey matter, and cerebellum...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320483/microarray-analysis-in-pregnancies-with-isolated-unilateral-kidney-agenesis
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Lena Sagi-Dain, Idit Maya, Peleg Amir, Reches Adi, Ehud Banne, Hagit N Baris, Tenne Tamar, Amihood Singer, Shay Ben-Shachar
OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk for submicroscopic chromosomal aberrations among fetuses with apparently isolated solitary kidney. METHODS: Data acquisition was performed retrospectively by searching Israeli Ministry of Health computerized database. All cases having chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) referred due to an indication of isolated unilateral kidney agenesis between January 2013 and September 2016 were included. Rate of clinically significant CMA findings in these pregnancies was compared to pregnancies with normal ultrasound, based on a systematic review encompassing 9792 cases and local data of 5541 pregnancies undergoing CMA due to maternal request...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320482/severe-retinopathy-of-prematurity-is-associated-with-reduced-cerebellar-and-brainstem-volumes-at-term-and-neurodevelopmental-deficits-at-two-years
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Femke J Drost, Kristin Keunen, Pim Moeskops, Nathalie H P Claessens, Femke van Kalken, Ivana Išgum, Elsbeth S M Voskuil-Kerkhof, Floris Groenendaal, Linda S de Vries, Manon J N L Benders, Jacqueline U M Termote
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), measures of brain morphology at term equivalent age (TEA) and neurodevelopmental outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 18 infants with severe ROP (median gestational age (GA) 25.3 (range 24.6-25.9 weeks) were included in this retrospective case-control study. Each infant was matched to two extremely preterm control infants (n=36) by GA, birth weight, sex and brain injury. T2-weighted images were obtained on a 3T MRI at TEA...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317087/robust-preview-control-for-a-class-of-uncertain-discrete-time-systems-with-time-varying-delay
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Li Li, Fucheng Liao
This paper proposes a concept of robust preview tracking control for uncertain discrete-time systems with time-varying delay. Firstly, a model transformation is employed for an uncertain discrete system with time-varying delay. Then, the auxiliary variables related to the system state and input are introduced to derive an augmented error system that includes future information on the reference signal. This leads to the tracking problem being transformed into a regulator problem. Finally, for the augmented error system, a sufficient condition of asymptotic stability is derived and the preview controller design method is proposed based on the scaled small gain theorem and linear matrix inequality (LMI) technique...
January 6, 2018: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315212/higher-protein-intake-is-not-associated-with-decreased-kidney-function-in-pre-diabetic-older-adults-following-a-one-year-intervention-a-preview-sub-study
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Grith Møller, Jens Rikardt Andersen, Christian Ritz, Marta P Silvestre, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Elli Jalo, Pia Christensen, Elizabeth Simpson, Moira Taylor, J Alfredo Martinez, Ian Macdonald, Nils Swindell, Kelly A Mackintosh, Gareth Stratton, Mikael Fogelholm, Thomas M Larsen, Sally D Poppitt, Lars O Dragsted, Anne Raben
Concerns about detrimental renal effects of a high-protein intake have been raised due to an induced glomerular hyperfiltration, since this may accelerate the progression of kidney disease. The aim of this sub-study was to assess the effect of a higher intake of protein on kidney function in pre-diabetic men and women, aged 55 years and older. Analyses were based on baseline and one-year data in a sub-group of 310 participants included in the PREVIEW project (PREVention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention and population studies in Europe and around the World)...
January 9, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312698/ers-international-congress-2017-preview-of-the-innovation-in-diagnosing-and-monitoring-respiratory-disease-symposium-from-the-allied-respiratory-professionals-assembly
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Jana De Brandt, Laurie Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310610/pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-taking-probiotics-or-prebiotics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander Jarde, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Paul Moayyedi, Jennifer C Stearns, Stephen M Collins, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D McDonald
BACKGROUND: Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit. It has been speculated that probiotics might help prevent preterm birth, but in two previous systematic reviews possible major increases in this risk have been suggested. Our objective was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the risk of preterm birth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women taking probiotics, prebiotics or synbiotics. METHODS: We searched six electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science's Core collection and BIOSIS Preview) up to September 2016 and contacted authors for additional data...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303143/cno-evil-considerations-for-the-use-of-dreadds-in-behavioral-neuroscience
#14
Stephen V Mahler, Gary Aston-Jones
Neuropsychopharmacology accepted article preview online, 05 January 2018. doi:10.1038/npp.2017.299.
January 5, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297512/the-protective-action-encoding-of-serotonin-transients-in-the-human-brain
#15
Rosalyn J Moran, Kenneth T Kishida, Terry Lohrenz, Ignacio Saez, Adrian W Laxton, Mark R Witcher, Stephen B Tatter, Thomas L Ellis, Paul Em Phillips, Peter Dayan, P Read Montague
The role of serotonin in human brain function remains elusive due, at least in part, to our inability to measure rapidly the local concentration of this neurotransmitter. We used fast-scan cyclic voltammetry to infer serotonergic signaling from the striatum of fourteen brains of human patients with Parkinson's disease. Here we report these novel measurements and show that they correlate with outcomes and decisions in a sequential investment game. We find that serotonergic concentrations transiently increase as a whole following negative reward prediction errors, while reversing when counterfactual losses predominate...
January 3, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296500/gabor-optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography-gocta-part-i-human-retinal-imaging-in-vivo
#16
Chaoliang Chen, Victor X D Yang
Recently, parallel high A-line speed and wide field imaging for optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has become more prevalent, resulting in a dramatic increase of data quantity which poses a challenge for real time imaging even for GPU in data processing. In this manuscript, we propose a new OCTA processing technique, Gabor optical coherence tomographic angiography (GOCTA), for label-free human retinal angiography imaging. In spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT), k-space resampling and Fourier transform (FFT) are required for the entire data set of interference fringes to calculate blood flow information in previous OCTA algorithms, which are computationally intensive...
December 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291285/the-challenge-of-sharing-new-information
#17
Guy G Simoneau
Interim Editor-in-Chief Guy Simoneau opens 2018 with an introduction to the returning and new members of the editorial board, and a preview of the January issue of JOSPT. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(1):1-2. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0101.
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286599/legislative-updatel-new-jersey-election-preview-and-recent-healthcare-legislation
#18
Michael C Schweder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: MD Advisor: a Journal for New Jersey Medical Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283515/a-preview-of-selected-articles
#19
Stuart P Atkinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281617/reference-values-for-a-fetal-movement-acceleration-measurement-recorder-to-count-fetal-movements
#20
Eiji Ryo, Hideo Kamata, Michiharu Seto, Masayoshi Morita, Yohei Nagaya, Kyoko Nishihara, Noboru Ohki
BACKGROUND: A newly developed fetal movement acceleration measurement recorder has made it possible to count gross movements for hours. The purpose of this study was to determine the normal reference values for such movements. METHODS: One hundred and six pregnant women recorded fetal movements by themselves when they slept at home weekly from 28 weeks to term. The normal reference values were determined based on the data that could be recorded for more than four hours per night...
December 27, 2017: Pediatric Research
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