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Ashfaq Khokhar, Muhammad Kamran Lodhi, Yingwei Yao, Rashid Ansari, Gail Keenan, Diana J Wilkie
Despite an unprecedented amount of health-related data being amassed from various technological innovations, our ability to process this data and extract hidden knowledge has yet to catch up with this explosive growth. Although nursing care plans can be an effective tool to support the achievement of desired patient outcomes, their online collection, storage, and processing is lagging far behind. As a result, the impact of nursing care is not well understood from qualitative as well as quantitative perspectives...
October 18, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
Claire L Donald, Benjamin Brennan, Stephanie L Cumberworth, Veronica V Rezelj, Jordan J Clark, Marli T Cordeiro, Rafael Freitas de Oliveira França, Lindomar J Pena, Gavin S Wilkie, Ana Da Silva Filipe, Christopher Davis, Joseph Hughes, Margus Varjak, Martin Selinger, Luíza Zuvanov, Ania M Owsianka, Arvind H Patel, John McLauchlan, Brett D Lindenbach, Gamou Fall, Amadou A Sall, Roman Biek, Jan Rehwinkel, Esther Schnettler, Alain Kohl
BACKGROUND: The outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas has transformed a previously obscure mosquito-transmitted arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family into a major public health concern. Little is currently known about the evolution and biology of ZIKV and the factors that contribute to the associated pathogenesis. Determining genomic sequences of clinical viral isolates and characterization of elements within these are an important prerequisite to advance our understanding of viral replicative processes and virus-host interactions...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Heidi Bildsoe, Xiaochen Fan, Emilie E Wilkie, Ator Ashoti, Vanessa J Jones, Melinda Power, Jing Qin, Junwen Wang, Patrick P L Tam, David A F Loebel
This article contains data related to the research article entitled "Transcriptional targets of TWIST1 in the cranial mesoderm regulate cell-matrix interactions and mesenchyme maintenance" by Bildsoe et al. (2016) [1]. The data presented here are derived from: (1) a microarray-based comparison of sorted cranial mesoderm (CM) and cranial neural crest (CNC) cells from E9.5 mouse embryos; (2) comparisons of transcription profiles of head tissues from mouse embryos with a CM-specific loss-of-function of Twist1 and control mouse embryos collected at E8...
December 2016: Data in Brief
Martin Wilkie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
T W Pike, S Pathak, F Mushtaq, R M Wilkie, M Mon-Williams, J P A Lodge
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence indicates that a preoperative warm-up is a potentially useful tool in facilitating performance. But what factors drive such improvements and how should a warm-up be implemented? METHODS: In order to address these issues, we adopted a two-pronged approach: (1) we conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify existing studies utilising preoperative simulation techniques; (2) we performed task analysis to identify the constituent parts of effective warm-ups...
September 15, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Cornelia Peterson, Elizabeth Driskell, David Wilkie, Christopher Premanandan, Ralph Hamor
OBJECTIVE: Expression of the 70-kDa heat-shock protein (HSP70) has been demonstrated in normal canine corneal epithelium, and inducible expression has been suggested to facilitate wound resolution through organized migration, proliferation, and adhesion of the corneal epithelial cells. Diminished expression of HSP70 may therefore contribute to prolonged healing in the pathologic cornea of other companion animal species, including the horse. ANIMAL STUDIED: Normal and pathologic equine cornea was evaluated to determine whether the expression of HSP70 is correlated with appropriate corneal epithelial wound healing...
September 13, 2016: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Miriam O Ezenwa, Marie L Suarez, Jesus D Carrasco, Theresa Hipp, Anayza Gill, Jacob Miller, Robert Shea, David Shuey, Zhongsheng Zhao, Veronica Angulo, Timothy McCurry, Joanna Martin, Yingwei Yao, Robert E Molokie, Zaijie Jim Wang, Diana J Wilkie
This purpose of this article is to describe how we adhere to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) methodology standards relevant to the design and implementation of our PCORI-funded study, the PAINRelieveIt Trial. We present details of the PAINRelieveIt Trial organized by the PCORI methodology standards and components that are relevant to our study. The PAINRelieveIt Trial adheres to four PCORI standards and 21 subsumed components. The four standards include standards for formulating research questions, standards associated with patient centeredness, standards for data integrity and rigorous analyses, and standards for preventing and handling missing data...
September 12, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
Cynthia M LaFond, Catherine Van Hulle Vincent, Kimberly Oosterhouse, Diana J Wilkie
: The purpose of this study was to provide a current and comprehensive evaluation of nurses' beliefs regarding pain in critically ill children. DESIGN AND METHODS: A convergent parallel mixed-methods design was used. Nurse beliefs were captured via questionnaire and interview and then compared. RESULTS: Forty nurses participated. Most beliefs reported via questionnaire were consistent with effective pain management practices. Common inaccurate beliefs included the need to verify pain reports with physical indicators and the pharmacokinetics of intravenous opioids...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Gloria Bonner, Sharon Williams, Diana Wilkie, Alysha Hart, Glenda Burnett, Geraldine Peacock
BACKGROUND: An initial and vital important step in recruiting participants for church-based hospice and palliative care research is the establishment of trust and credibility within the church community. Mistrust of medical research is an extremely important barrier hindering recruitment in African American (AA) communities. A church-based EOL dementia education project is currently being conducted at four large urban AA churches. Church leaders voiced mistrust concerns of previous researchers who conducted investigations in their faith-based institutions...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Adrian R Wilkie, Jessica L Lawler, Donald M Coen
UNLABELLED: Herpesviruses, which include important pathogens, remodel the host cell nucleus to facilitate infection. This remodeling includes the formation of structures called replication compartments (RCs) in which herpesviruses replicate their DNA. During infection with the betaherpesvirus, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), viral DNA synthesis occurs at the periphery of RCs within the nuclear interior, after which assembled capsids must reach the inner nuclear membrane (INM) for translocation to the cytoplasm (nuclear egress)...
2016: MBio
Thomas Kannampallil, William L Galanter, Suzanne Falck, Michael J Gaunt, Robert D Gibbons, Robert McNutt, Richard Odwazny, Gordon Schiff, Allen J Vaida, Diana J Wilkie, Bruce L Lambert
Pain care for hospitalized patients is often suboptimal. Representing pain scores as a graphical trajectory may provide insights into the understanding and treatment of pain. We describe a 1-year, retrospective, observational study to characterize pain trajectories of hospitalized adults during the first 48 hours after admission at an urban academic medical center. Using a subgroup of patients who presented with significant pain (pain score>4; n=7,762 encounters) we characterized pain trajectories and measured area under the curve, slope of the trajectory for the first two hours after admission, and pain intensity at plateau...
August 19, 2016: Pain
Heidi Bildsoe, Xiaochen Fan, Emilie E Wilkie, Ator Ashoti, Vanessa J Jones, Melinda Power, Jing Qin, Junwen Wang, Patrick P L Tam, David A F Loebel
TWIST1, a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor is essential for the development of cranial mesoderm and cranial neural crest-derived craniofacial structures. We have previously shown that, in the absence of TWIST1, cells within the cranial mesoderm adopt an abnormal epithelial configuration via a process reminiscent of a mesenchymal to epithelial transition (MET). Here, we show by gene expression analysis that loss of TWIST1 in the cranial mesoderm is accompanied by a reduction in the expression of genes that are associated with cell-extracellular matrix interactions and the acquisition of mesenchymal characteristics...
October 1, 2016: Developmental Biology
Louise Nicol, Hazel Wilkie, Anton Gossner, Craig Watkins, Robert Dalziel, John Hopkins
Two different forms of clinical paratuberculosis in sheep are recognised, related to the level of bacterial colonization. Paucibacillary lesions are largely composed of lymphocytes with few bacteria, and multibacillary pathology is characterized by heavily-infected macrophages. Analysis of cytokine transcripts has shown that inflammatory Th1/Th17 T cells are associated with development of paucibacillary pathology and Th2 cytokines are correlated with multibacillary disease. The master regulator T cell transcription factors TBX21, GATA3, RORC2 and RORA are critical for the development of these T cell subsets...
2016: Veterinary Research
Ross P Wilkie, Andrew R Neal, Craig A Johnston, Nicholas Voute, Christopher S Lancefield, Matthew D Stell, Federico Medda, Edward F Makiyi, Emma M Turner, O Stephen Ojo, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Tomas Lebl, Peter Mullen, David J Harrison, Chris M Ireland, Nicholas J Westwood
The synthesis of dehaloperophoramidine, a non-halogenated derivative of the marine natural product perophoramidine, and its biological activity towards HCT116, HT29 and LoVo colorectal carcinoma cells is reported. A [3,3]-Claisen rearrangement and an epoxide opening/allylsilylation reaction installed the contiguous all-carbon quaternary stereocentres with the required relative stereochemistry.
September 14, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Pooja J Sheth, Spencer Del Moral, Breelyn A Wilky, Jonathan C Trent, Jonathan Cohen, Andrew E Rosenberg, H Thomas Temple, Ty K Subhawong
OBJECTIVE: Imaging criteria for measuring the response of desmoid fibromatosis to systemic therapy are not well established. We evaluated a series of patients with desmoids who underwent systemic therapy to document magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features associated with a positive clinical response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective study included 23 patients (mean age 40.5) with 29 extra-abdominal tumors. Therapeutic regimens included cytotoxic chemotherapy (n = 19), targeted therapy (n = 3), and nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS; n = 1)...
October 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Ross Wilkie, Milisa Blagojevic-Bucknall, John Belcher, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Rosie J Lacey, John McBeth
In older adults, reduced social participation increases the risk of poor health-related quality of life, increased levels of inflammatory markers and cardiovascular disease, and increased mortality. Older adults frequently present to primary care, which offers the potential to deliver interventions at the point of care to increase social participation. The aim of this prospective study was to identify the key modifiable exposures that were associated with reduced social participation in a primary care population of older adults...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Edwina A Brown, Martin Wilkie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Jane E Gallagher, Adrien A Wilkie, Alissa Cordner, Edward E Hudgens, Andrew J Ghio, Rebecca J Birch, Timothy J Wade
BACKGROUND: Advocates for environmental justice, local, state, and national public health officials, exposure scientists, need broad-based health indices to identify vulnerable communities. Longitudinal studies show that perception of current health status predicts subsequent mortality, suggesting that self-reported health (SRH) may be useful in screening-level community assessments. This paper evaluates whether SRH is an appropriate surrogate indicator of health status by evaluating relationships between SRH and sociodemographic, lifestyle, and health care factors as well as serological indicators of nutrition, health risk, and environmental exposures...
2016: BMC Public Health
Emma M Wade, Philip B Daniel, Zandra A Jenkins, Aideen McInerney-Leo, Paul Leo, Tim Morgan, Marie Claude Addor, Lesley C Adès, Debora Bertola, Axel Bohring, Erin Carter, Tae-Joon Cho, Hans-Christoph Duba, Elaine Fletcher, Chong A Kim, Deborah Krakow, Eva Morava, Teresa Neuhann, Andrea Superti-Furga, Irma Veenstra-Knol, Dagmar Wieczorek, Louise C Wilson, Raoul C M Hennekam, Andrew J Sutherland-Smith, Tim M Strom, Andrew O M Wilkie, Matthew A Brown, Emma L Duncan, David M Markie, Stephen P Robertson
Frontometaphyseal dysplasia (FMD) is a progressive sclerosing skeletal dysplasia affecting the long bones and skull. The cause of FMD in some individuals is gain-of-function mutations in FLNA, although how these mutations result in a hyperostotic phenotype remains unknown. Approximately one half of individuals with FMD have no identified mutation in FLNA and are phenotypically very similar to individuals with FLNA mutations, except for an increased tendency to form keloid scars. Using whole-exome sequencing and targeted Sanger sequencing in 19 FMD-affected individuals with no identifiable FLNA mutation, we identified mutations in two genes-MAP3K7, encoding transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-activated kinase (TAK1), and TAB2, encoding TAK1-associated binding protein 2 (TAB2)...
August 4, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Wendy A Mussoline, Ann C Wilkie
BACKGROUND: Sustainable agricultural systems must support nutritional requirements, meet energy demands of a growing population, preserve environmental resources, and mitigate climate change. The sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is a high-yielding crop that requires minimal fertilization and irrigation, and the CX-1 industrial cultivar offers superior potential for feed and fuel. RESULTS: CX-1 had the highest agronomic fresh vine yield (51.5 t ha(-1) ) averaged over two cropping seasons compared with Hernandez (33...
July 13, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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