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René A W van Lier, Taco W Kuijpers
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March 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338591/the-course-prediction-and-treatment-of-acute-and-post-traumatic-stress-in-trauma-patients-a-systematic-review
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Eva Visser, Taco Gosens, Brenda Leontine Den Oudsten, Jolanda De Vries
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients suffer from Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is unknown how these disorders develop over time and when treatment is effective. Our aim was to systematically review (i) the course and predictors of ASD and PTSD after trauma and (ii) which and when psychological treatments are effective. METHODS: Embase, Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycInfo, Cinahl, Cochrane, Pubmed, and Google Scholar were searched up to September 14, 2015...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333598/achieving-health-equity-through-community-engagement-in-translating-evidence-to-policy-the-san-francisco-health-improvement-partnership-2010-2016
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Kevin Grumbach, Roberto A Vargas, Paula Fleisher, Tomás J Aragón, Lisa Chung, Colleen Chawla, Abbie Yant, Estela R Garcia, Amor Santiago, Perry L Lang, Paula Jones, Wylie Liu, Laura A Schmidt
BACKGROUND: The San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (SFHIP) promotes health equity by using a novel collective impact model that blends community engagement with evidence-to-policy translational science. The model involves diverse stakeholders, including ethnic-based community health equity coalitions, the local public health department, hospitals and health systems, a health sciences university, a school district, the faith community, and others sectors. COMMUNITY CONTEXT: We report on 3 SFHIP prevention initiatives: reducing consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs), regulating retail alcohol sales, and eliminating disparities in children's oral health...
March 23, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327505/technical-aspects-and-validation-of-a-new-biofeedback-system-for-measuring-lower-limb-loading-in-the-dynamic-situation
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Marco Raaben, Herman R Holtslag, Robin Augustine, Rutger O van Merkerk, Bart F J M Koopman, Taco J Blokhuis
BACKGROUND: A variety of techniques for measuring lower limb loading exists, each with their own limitations. A new ambulatory biofeedback system was developed to overcome these limitations. In this study, we described the technical aspects and validated the accuracy of this system. METHODS: A bench press was used to validate the system in the static situation. Ten healthy volunteers were measured by the new biofeedback system and a dual-belt instrumented treadmill to validate the system in the dynamic situation...
March 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325522/giant-aneurysms-a-gender-specific-complication-of-kawasaki-disease
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Sanne M Dietz, Irene M Kuipers, Carline E A Tacke, Jeffrey C D Koole, Barbara A Hutten, Taco W Kuijpers
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a pediatric vasculitis of unknown origin. Its main complication is the development of coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) with giant CAA at the end of the spectrum. METHODS: In this cohort study, we evaluated the association between patient characteristics and the development of giant CAA based on z-scores. Multivariable, multinomial logistic regression analysis was used to identify variables associated with giant CAA. RESULTS: A total of 301 KD patients, comprising 216 patients without enlargement, 45 with small-sized, 19 with medium-sized, and 21 with giant CAA with all echocardiographies at our center were retrospectively included...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289675/humoral-immunodeficiency-with-hypotonia-feeding-difficulties-enteropathy-and-mild-eczema-caused-by-a-classical-foxp3-mutation
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Paul Tuijnenburg, Eloy Cuadrado, Annet M Bosch, Angelika Kindermann, Machiel H Jansen, Marielle Alders, Ester M M van Leeuwen, Taco W Kuijpers
We describe here the case of a boy who presented with pulmonary infections, feeding difficulties due to velopharyngeal insufficiency and gastroesophageal reflux, myopathy, and hypotonia soon after birth. Later, he was also found to have an elevated immunoglobulin (Ig) E and mild eczema and was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Further immunological screening at the age of 7 years showed low B and NK cell numbers but normal CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells and notably, normal numbers of CD4(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289601/3d-scattering-transforms-for-disease-classification-in-neuroimaging
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Tameem Adel, Taco Cohen, Matthan Caan, Max Welling
Classifying neurodegenerative brain diseases in MRI aims at correctly assigning discrete labels to MRI scans. Such labels usually refer to a diagnostic decision a learner infers based on what it has learned from a training sample of MRI scans. Classification from MRI voxels separately typically does not provide independent evidence towards or against a class; the information relevant for classification is only present in the form of complicated multivariate patterns (or "features"). Deep learning solves this problem by learning a sequence of non-linear transformations that result in feature representations that are better suited to classification...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282473/association-of-arm-position-and-playing-time-with-prevalence-of-complaints-of-the-arm-neck-and-or-shoulder-cans-in-amateur-musicians-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study-among-university-students
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Laura M Kok, Bionka Ma Huisstede, Taco J Douglas, Rob Ghh Nelissen
OBJECTIVE: In addition to known risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints in the general population, playing a musical instrument is an additional risk factor. In this pilot study, the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in student amateur musicians and their relation with playing posture and playing time were evaluated. METHODS: A cross-sectional web-based survey among amateur musicians studying at a Dutch university. RESULTS: 162 amateur musicians were included in this pilot study (response rate 17...
March 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278121/statistical-analysis-of-corn-consumption-for-improved-mycotoxin-exposure-estimates-for-the-population-of-veracruz-city
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H A Wall-Martínez, A Ramírez-Martínez, N Wesolek, C Brabet, G C Rodríguez-Jimenes, M A García-Alvarado, M A Salgado-Cervantes, V J Robles-Olvera, A C Roudot
Corn consumption was evaluated in the population of Veracruz City through two different dietary intake questionnaires. The selection of 300 sampling locations was completely random. The population was segregated into gender and age categories. A daily consumption questionnaire was used to determine the consumption of corn tortillas and a frequency questionnaire to determine the consumption of other corn products. A book of photographs was used to adjust criteria on the size of the portions of corn products and a probability distribution was built of the weight and content of corn for tortillas...
March 6, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257692/a-ribosomopathy-reveals-decoding-defective-ribosomes-driving-human-dysmorphism
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Nahuel A Paolini, Martin Attwood, Samuel B Sondalle, Carolina Marques Dos Santos Vieira, Anita M van Adrichem, Franca M di Summa, Marie-Françoise O'Donohue, Pierre-Emmanuel Gleizes, Swaksha Rachuri, Joseph W Briggs, Roman Fischer, Peter J Ratcliffe, Marcin W Wlodarski, Riekelt H Houtkooper, Marieke von Lindern, Taco W Kuijpers, Jonathan D Dinman, Susan J Baserga, Matthew E Cockman, Alyson W MacInnes
Ribosomal protein (RP) gene mutations, mostly associated with inherited or acquired bone marrow failure, are believed to drive disease by slowing the rate of protein synthesis. Here de novo missense mutations in the RPS23 gene, which codes for uS12, are reported in two unrelated individuals with microcephaly, hearing loss, and overlapping dysmorphic features. One individual additionally presents with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. The amino acid substitutions lie in two highly conserved loop regions of uS12 with known roles in maintaining the accuracy of mRNA codon translation...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207506/higher-subcortical-and-white-matter-cerebral-blood-flow-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-children
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Charlotte Blokhuis, Henri J M M Mutsaerts, Sophie Cohen, Henriëtte J Scherpbier, Matthan W A Caan, Charles B L M Majoie, Taco W Kuijpers, Peter Reiss, Ferdinand W N M Wit, Dasja Pajkrt
This study aimed to evaluate cerebral blood flow (CBF) in pediatric human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infection, and its role in HIV-related cerebral injury and cognitive impairment.This cross-sectional observational study compared 28 perinatally HIV-infected children (8-18 years) to 34 healthy controls matched for age, sex, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. All participants underwent 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging, using arterial spin labeling to assess CBF in gray matter (GM), white matter (WM), basal ganglia, and thalamus...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132690/mutations-in-extl3-cause-neuro-immuno-skeletal-dysplasia-syndrome
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Machteld M Oud, Paul Tuijnenburg, Maja Hempel, Naomi van Vlies, Zemin Ren, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Machiel H Jansen, René Santer, Jessika Johannsen, Chiara Bacchelli, Marielle Alders, Rui Li, Rosalind Davies, Lucie Dupuis, Catherine M Cale, Ronald J A Wanders, Steven T Pals, Louise Ocaka, Chela James, Ingo Müller, Kai Lehmberg, Tim Strom, Hartmut Engels, Hywel J Williams, Phil Beales, Ronald Roepman, Patricia Dias, Han G Brunner, Jan-Maarten Cobben, Christine Hall, Taila Hartley, Polona Le Quesne Stabej, Roberto Mendoza-Londono, E Graham Davies, Sérgio B de Sousa, Davor Lessel, Heleen H Arts, Taco W Kuijpers
EXTL3 regulates the biosynthesis of heparan sulfate (HS), important for both skeletal development and hematopoiesis, through the formation of HS proteoglycans (HSPGs). By whole-exome sequencing, we identified homozygous missense mutations c.1382C>T, c.1537C>T, c.1970A>G, and c.2008T>G in EXTL3 in nine affected individuals from five unrelated families. Notably, we found the identical homozygous missense mutation c.1382C>T (p.Pro461Leu) in four affected individuals from two unrelated families. Affected individuals presented with variable skeletal abnormalities and neurodevelopmental defects...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126036/genome-wide-analysis-of-differential-transcriptional-and-epigenetic-variability-across-human-immune-cell-types
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Simone Ecker, Lu Chen, Vera Pancaldi, Frederik O Bagger, José María Fernández, Enrique Carrillo de Santa Pau, David Juan, Alice L Mann, Stephen Watt, Francesco Paolo Casale, Nikos Sidiropoulos, Nicolas Rapin, Angelika Merkel, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Oliver Stegle, Mattia Frontini, Kate Downes, Tomi Pastinen, Taco W Kuijpers, Daniel Rico, Alfonso Valencia, Stephan Beck, Nicole Soranzo, Dirk S Paul
BACKGROUND: A healthy immune system requires immune cells that adapt rapidly to environmental challenges. This phenotypic plasticity can be mediated by transcriptional and epigenetic variability. RESULTS: We apply a novel analytical approach to measure and compare transcriptional and epigenetic variability genome-wide across CD14(+)CD16(-) monocytes, CD66b(+)CD16(+) neutrophils, and CD4(+)CD45RA(+) naïve T cells from the same 125 healthy individuals. We discover substantially increased variability in neutrophils compared to monocytes and T cells...
January 26, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103081/characterization-of-the-school-neighborhood-food-environment-in-three-mexican-cities
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Erica G Soltero, Luis Ortiz Hernández, Edtna Jauregui, Lucie Lévesque, Juan Lopez Y Taylor, Simón Barquera, Rebecca E Lee
Food resources in school neighborhoods can negatively influence diet; however, this environment is understudied. This study characterized the school neighborhood food environment in Guadalajara (n=11), Puerto Vallarta (n=7), and Mexico City (n=14). Convenience stores, table-service restaurants, and taco stands were highly available in all three cities. Grocery stores were highly available in Mexico City school neighborhoods, yet less frequently observed in Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. Socioeconomic differences in food cart and grocery store availability were observed in Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta...
March 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101548/taco-complex-templated-highly-regio-and-stereo-selective-photodimerization-of-a-coumarin-containing-crown-ether
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Peifa Wei, Haoze Wang, Kecheng Jie, Feihe Huang
Preorientation of the terminal coumarins of a crown ether with the assistance of taco-type host-guest complex formation promotes regio- and stereo-selectivity of coumarin photodimerization to give only the syn head-to-tail coumarin isomer.
January 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032635/dexamethasone-promotes-granulocyte-mobilization-by-prolonging-the-half-life-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-in-healthy-donors-for-granulocyte-transfusions
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Ida H Hiemstra, John L van Hamme, Machiel H Janssen, Timo K van den Berg, Taco W Kuijpers
BACKGROUND: Granulocyte transfusion (GTX) is a potential approach to correcting neutropenia and relieving the increased risk of infection in patients who are refractory to antibiotics. To mobilize enough granulocytes for transfusion, healthy donors are premedicated with granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and dexamethasone. Granulocytes have a short circulatory half-life. Consequently, patients need to receive GTX every other day to keep circulating granulocyte counts at an acceptable level...
March 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001313/incidence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-using-an-active-surveillance-algorithm
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N H Roubinian, J E Hendrickson, D J Triulzi, J L Gottschall, D Chowdhury, D J Kor, M R Looney, M A Matthay, S H Kleinman, D Brambilla, E L Murphy
BACKGROUND: The concordance of haemovigilance criteria developed for surveillance of transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) with its clinical diagnosis has not been assessed. In a pilot study to evaluate an electronic screening algorithm, we sought to examine TACO incidence and application of haemovigilance criteria in patients with post-transfusion pulmonary oedema. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: From June to September 2014, all transfused adult inpatients at four academic hospitals were screened with an algorithm identifying chest radiographs ordered within 12 h of blood component release...
January 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001310/the-association-of-fever-with-transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload
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N Parmar, J Pendergrast, L Lieberman, Y Lin, J Callum, C Cserti-Gazdewich
BACKGROUND: Fever is described in transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), reflecting either comprehensive haemovigilance or an inflammatory pathobiology (such as congestion-associated atheroma disruptions). METHODS: Hospital haemovigilance data (1/1/2010-31/12/2012) were reviewed for TACO cases (frequency and mode of referral). TACO with or without fever (TACO+F/-F) was examined for its association with patient age (as a surrogate for atheroma burden) and product age (as a surrogate for storage-related pyrogens)...
January 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965669/complement-regulator-fhr-3-is-elevated-either-locally-or-systemically-in-a-selection-of-autoimmune-diseases
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Nicole Schäfer, Antje Grosche, Joerg Reinders, Stefanie M Hauck, Richard B Pouw, Taco W Kuijpers, Diana Wouters, Boris Ehrenstein, Volker Enzmann, Peter F Zipfel, Christine Skerka, Diana Pauly
The human complement factor H-related protein-3 (FHR-3) is a soluble regulator of the complement system. Homozygous cfhr3/1 deletion is a genetic risk factor for the autoimmune form of atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS), while also found to be protective in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The precise function of FHR-3 remains to be fully characterized. We generated four mouse monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for FHR-3 (RETC) without cross-reactivity to the complement factor H (FH)-family. These antibodies detected FHR-3 from human serum with a mean concentration of 1 μg/mL...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965109/combined-immunodeficiency-with-severe-inflammation-and-allergy-caused-by-arpc1b-deficiency
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Taco W Kuijpers, Anton T J Tool, Ivo van der Bijl, Martin de Boer, Michel van Houdt, Iris M de Cuyper, Dirk Roos, Floris van Alphen, Karin van Leeuwen, Emma Cambridge, Mark J Arends, Gordon Dougan, Simon Clare, Ramiro Ramirez-Solis, Steven T Pals, David J Adams, Alexander B Meijer, Timo K van den Berg
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December 10, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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