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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933614/antiviral-agents-for-infectious-mononucleosis-glandular-fever
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REVIEW
Muireann De Paor, Kirsty O'Brien, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a clinical syndrome, usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EPV), characterised by lymphadenopathy, fever and sore throat. Most cases of symptomatic IM occur in older teenagers or young adults. Usually IM is a benign self-limiting illness and requires only symptomatic treatment. However, occasionally the disease course can be complicated or prolonged and lead to decreased productivity in terms of school or work. Antiviral medications have been used to treat IM, but the use of antivirals for IM is controversial...
December 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933404/genome-wide-high-content-sirna-screening-identifies-the-alzheimer-s-genetic-risk-factor-fermt2-as-a-major-modulator-of-app-metabolism
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Julien Chapuis, Amandine Flaig, Benjamin Grenier-Boley, Fanny Eysert, Virginie Pottiez, Gaspard Deloison, Alexandre Vandeputte, Anne-Marie Ayral, Tiago Mendes, Shruti Desai, Alison M Goate, John S K Kauwe, Florence Leroux, Adrien Herledan, Florie Demiautte, Charlotte Bauer, Fréderic Checler, Ronald C Petersen, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Lennart Minthon, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, Virginia Man-Yee Lee, Leslie M Shaw, John Q Trojanowski, Marilyn Albert, Abhay Moghekar, Richard O'Brien, Elaine R Peskind, Nicolas Malmanche, Gerard D Schellenberg, Pierre Dourlen, Ok-Ryul Song, Carlos Cruchaga, Philippe Amouyel, Benoit Deprez, Priscille Brodin, Jean-Charles Lambert
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified 19 susceptibility loci for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, understanding how these genes are involved in the pathophysiology of AD is one of the main challenges of the "post-GWAS" era. At least 123 genes are located within the 19 susceptibility loci; hence, a conventional approach (studying the genes one by one) would not be time- and cost-effective. We therefore developed a genome-wide, high-content siRNA screening approach and used it to assess the functional impact of gene under-expression on APP metabolism...
December 8, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932390/official-american-thoracic-society-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-clinical-practice-guidelines-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-adults-and-children
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David M Lewinsohn, Michael K Leonard, Philip A LoBue, David L Cohn, Charles L Daley, Ed Desmond, Joseph Keane, Deborah A Lewinsohn, Ann M Loeffler, Gerald H Mazurek, Richard J O'Brien, Madhukar Pai, Luca Richeldi, Max Salfinger, Thomas M Shinnick, Timothy R Sterling, David M Warshauer, Gail L Woods
BACKGROUND: Individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) may develop symptoms and signs of disease (tuberculosis disease) or may have no clinical evidence of disease (latent tuberculosis infection [LTBI]). Tuberculosis disease is a leading cause of infectious disease morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet many questions related to its diagnosis remain. METHODS: A task force supported by the American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Society of America searched, selected, and synthesized relevant evidence...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931134/constitutive-activation-of-alternative-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-pathway-in-canine-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-contributes-to-tumor-cell-survival-and-is-a-target-of-new-adjuvant-therapies
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Davis M Seelig, Daisuke Ito, Colleen L Forster, Una A Yoon, Matthew Breen, Linda J Burns, Veronika Bachanova, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Timothy D O'Brien, Stephen C Schmechel, Anthony E Rizzardi, Jaime F Modiano, Michael A Linden
Activation of the classical nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NFκB) pathway is a common molecular event observed in both human and canine diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Although the oncogenic potential of the alternative NFκB pathway (ANFκBP) has also been recently identified in DLBCL, its precise role in tumor pathogenesis and potential as a treatment target is understudied. We hypothesized that up-regulation of the ANFκBP plays an important role in the proliferation and survival of canine DLBCL cells, and we demonstrate that the ANFκBP is constitutively active in primary canine DLBCL samples and a cell line (CLBL1)...
December 8, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929667/optimizing-mri-logistics-focused-process-improvements-can-increase-throughput-in-an-academic-radiology-department
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Jeremy J O'Brien, Jeremy Stormann, Kelli Roche, Ines Cabral-Goncalves, Annamarie Monks, Donna Hallett, Koenraad J Mortele
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe and evaluate the effect of focused process improvements on protocol selection and scheduling in the MRI division of a busy academic medical center, as measured by examination and room times, magnet fill rate, and potential revenue increases and cost savings to the department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Focused process improvements, led by a multidisciplinary team at a large academic medical center, were directed at streamlining MRI protocols and optimizing matching protocol ordering to scheduling while maintaining or improving image quality...
December 8, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928893/outsmarted-by-nooptropics-an-investigation-into-the-thermal-degradation-of-modafinil-modafinic-acid-adrafinil-crl-40-940-and-crl-40-941-in-the-gc-injector-formation-of-1-1-2-2-tetraphenylethane-and-its-tetra-fluoro-analog
#6
Geraldine Dowling, Pierce V Kavanagh, Brian Talbot, John O'Brien, Gary Hessman, Gavin McLaughlin, Brendan Twamley, Simon D Brandt
2-[(Diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide (modafinil) is commonly prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy and increasing popularity and off-label use as a cognitive enhancer resulted in a reputation as an intelligence boosting 'wonder drug'. Common alternatives available from online shops and other retail outlets include 2-[(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]-N-hydroxyacetamide (adrafinil), 2-{[bis(4-fluorophenyl)methyl]sulfinyl}acetamide (CRL-40,940), 2-{[bis(4-fluorophenyl)methyl]sulfinyl}-N-hydroxyacetamide (CRL-40,941) and N-methyl-4,4-difluoro-modafinil (modafiendz), respectively...
December 8, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928840/development-of-assessment-toolkits-for-improving-the-diagnosis-of-the-lewy-body-dementias-feasibility-study-within-the-diamond-lewy-study
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Alan J Thomas, John Paul Taylor, Ian McKeith, Claire Bamford, David Burn, Louise Allan, John O'Brien
OBJECTIVE: The Lewy body dementias (LBD, dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia) are the second most common cause of neurodegenerative dementia but remain under-recognised, with long delays from initial assessment to diagnosis. Whilst validated instruments have been developed for key symptoms, there is no brief instrument for overall diagnostic assessment suitable for routine practice. We here report the development of such assessment toolkits. METHODS: We developed the LBD assessment toolkits in three stages...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928046/the-value-of-biodiversity-for-the-functioning-of-tropical-forests-insurance-effects-during-the-first-decade-of-the-sabah-biodiversity-experiment
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Sean L Tuck, Michael J O'Brien, Christopher D Philipson, Philippe Saner, Matteo Tanadini, Dzaeman Dzulkifli, H Charles J Godfray, Elia Godoong, Reuben Nilus, Robert C Ong, Bernhard Schmid, Waidi Sinun, Jake L Snaddon, Martijn Snoep, Hamzah Tangki, John Tay, Philip Ulok, Yap Sau Wai, Maja Weilenmann, Glen Reynolds, Andy Hector
One of the main environmental threats in the tropics is selective logging, which has degraded large areas of forest. In southeast Asia, enrichment planting with seedlings of the dominant group of dipterocarp tree species aims to accelerate restoration of forest structure and functioning. The role of tree diversity in forest restoration is still unclear, but the 'insurance hypothesis' predicts that in temporally and spatially varying environments planting mixtures may stabilize functioning owing to differences in species traits and ecologies...
December 14, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927632/associations-between-blood-pressure-and-outcomes-among-blacks-in-the-jackson-heart-study
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Tiffany C Randolph, Melissa A Greiner, Chidiebube Egwim, Adrian F Hernandez, Kevin L Thomas, Lesley H Curtis, Paul Muntner, Wei Wang, Robert J Mentz, Emily C O'Brien
BACKGROUND: In 2014, new hypertension guidelines liberalized blood pressure goals for persons 60 years and older. Little is known about the implications for blacks. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from 2000 through 2011 for 5280 participants in the Jackson Heart Study, a community-based black cohort in Jackson, Mississippi, we examined whether higher blood pressure was associated with greater risk of mortality and heart failure hospitalization, and whether the risk was the same across age groups...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925609/a-comparison-of-virological-suppression-and-rebound-between-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-persons-initiating-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-in-a-multisite-cohort-of-individuals-living-with-hiv-in-canada
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Anita C Benoit, Jaime Younger, Kerrigan Beaver, Randy Jackson, Mona Loutfy, Renée Masching, Tony Nobis, Earl Nowgesic, Doe O'Brien-Teengs, Wanda Whitebird, Art Zoccole, Mark Hull, Denise Jaworsky, Anita Rachlis, Sean Rourke, Ann N Burchell, Curtis Cooper, Robert Hogg, Marina B Klein, Nima Machouf, Julio Montaner, Chris Tsoukas, Janet Raboud, Building Bridges
BACKGROUND: This study compared time to virologic suppression and rebound between Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals living with HIV in Canada initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). METHODS: Data were from the Canadian Observational Cohort collaboration; 8 studies of treatment-naïve persons with HIV initiating cART after 1/1/2000. Fine and Gray models were used to estimate the effect of ethnicity on 1) time to virologic suppression (two consecutive viral loads (VLs) <50 copies/mL at least three months apart) after adjusting for the competing risk of death and 2) time until virologic rebound (two consecutive VLs >200 copies/mL at least three months apart) following suppression...
December 7, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925585/using-contact-forces-and-robot-arm-accelerations-to-automatically-rate-surgeon-skill-at-peg-transfer
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Jeremy Brown, Conor O'Brien, Sarah Leung, Kristoffel Dumon, David Lee, Katherine Kuchenbecker
OBJECTIVE: Most trainees begin learning robotic minimally invasive surgery by performing inanimate practice tasks with clinical robots such as the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci. Expert surgeons are commonly asked to evaluate these performances using standardized five-point rating scales, but doing such ratings is time consuming, tedious, and somewhat subjective. This article presents an automatic skill evaluation system that analyzes only the contact force with the task materials, the broad-bandwidth accelerations of the robotic instruments and camera, and the task completion time...
December 2, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923390/the-rapid-ctca-trial-rapid-assessment-of-potential-ischaemic-heart-disease-with-ctca-a-multicentre-parallel-group-randomised-trial-to-compare-early-computerised-tomography-coronary-angiography-versus-standard-care-in-patients-presenting-with-suspected-or-confirmed
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Alasdair J Gray, Carl Roobottom, Jason E Smith, Steve Goodacre, Katherine Oatey, Rachel O'Brien, Robert F Storey, Lumine Na, Steff C Lewis, Praveen Thokala, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: Emergency department attendances with chest pain requiring assessment for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are a major global health issue. Standard assessment includes history, examination, electrocardiogram (ECG) and serial troponin testing. Computerised tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) enables additional anatomical assessment of patients for coronary artery disease (CAD) but has only been studied in very low-risk patients. This trial aims to investigate the effect of early CTCA upon interventions, event rates and health care costs in patients with suspected/confirmed ACS who are at intermediate risk...
December 7, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920456/total-serum-bilirubin-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-men-compared-to-women
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A Nguyen, H Adams, J Gin, N Yap, A Wilson-O'Brien, J Garlick, A M Wilson
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2016: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919910/ph-like-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-high-risk-subtype-in-adults
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Nitin Jain, Kathryn G Roberts, Elias Jabbour, Keyur Patel, Agda Karina Eterovic, Ken Chen, Patrick Zweidler-McKay, Xinyan Lu, Gloria Fawcett, Sa A Wang, Sergej Konoplev, Richard C Harvey, I-Ming Chen, Debbie Payne-Turner, Marcus Valentine, Deborah Thomas, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Farhad Ravandi, Jorge Cortes, Steven Kornblau, Susan O'Brien, Sherry Pierce, Jeffrey Jorgensen, Kenna R Mills Shaw, Cheryl L Willman, Charles G Mullighan, Hagop Kantarjian, Marina Konopleva
Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a high-risk subtype of ALL in children. There are limited and conflicted data on the incidence and prognosis of Ph-like ALL in adults. Patients with newly-diagnosed B-ALL who received frontline chemotherapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center underwent gene expression profiling of leukemic cells to identify Ph-like ALL. Patients received hyper-CVAD (80%) or augmented-BFM (20%) regimen. Of 148 patients, 33.1% had Ph-like, 31.1% had Ph+, and 35.8% had other B-ALL subtypes (B-other)...
December 5, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919542/total-hdl-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-in-healthy-children-associations-with-adiposity-and-dietary-intakes-of-mother-and-child
#15
H Khalil, C Murrin, M O'Reilly, K Viljoen, R Segurado, J O'Brien, R Somerville, F McGillicuddy, C C Kelleher
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol efflux capacity in adults may be a measure of the atheroprotective property of HDL. Little however, is known about HDL cholesterol efflux capacity in childhood. We aimed to investigate the relationship between HDL cholesterol efflux capacity and childhood anthropometrics in a longitudinal study. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-five children (mean age = 9.4 ± 0.4 years) were followed from birth until the age of 9 years...
October 12, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918465/peripheral-inflammatory-parameters-in-late-life-depression-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mónica Martínez-Cengotitabengoa, Lucía Carrascón, John T O'Brien, María-José Díaz-Gutiérrez, Cristina Bermúdez-Ampudia, Kenji Sanada, Marta Arrasate, Ana González-Pinto
Depressive disorders appear relatively frequently in older patients, and therefore represent an important disease burden worldwide. Given the high levels of inflammatory parameters found in depressed elderly patients, the "inflammaging" hypothesis is gaining strength. In this systematic review, we summarize current evidence regarding the relationship between inflammatory parameters and late-life depression, with a unique focus on longitudinal studies to guarantee temporality. According to the data summarized in this review, the levels of some proinflammatory parameters-especially interleukin (IL)-8, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-could serve as biomarkers for the future development of depressive symptoms in elderly patients...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917503/responses-of-a549-human-lung-epithelial-cells-to-cristobalite-and-%C3%AE-quartz-exposures-assessed-by-toxicoproteomics-and-gene-expression-analysis
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Ngoc Q Vuong, Patrick Goegan, Francesco De Rose, Dalibor Breznan, Errol M Thomson, Julie S O'Brien, Subramanian Karthikeyan, Andrew Williams, Renaud Vincent, Premkumari Kumarathasan
In this study, we used cytotoxicity assays, proteomic and gene expression analyses to examine the difference in response of A549 cells to two silica particles that differ in physical properties, namely cristobalite (CR) and α-quartz (Min-U-Sil 5, MI). Cytotoxicity assays such as lactate dehydrogenase release, 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine incorporation and cellular ATP showed that both silica particles could cause cell death, decreased cell proliferation and metabolism in the A549 human lung epithelial cells. While cytotoxicity assays revealed little difference between CR and MI exposures, proteomic and gene expression analyses unveiled both similar and unique molecular changes in A549 cells...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916685/finding-the-right-fit-studying-the-biomechanics-of-under-tapping-with-varied-thread-depth-and-pitch
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Ehsan Jazini, Carmen Petraglia, Mark Moldavsky, Oliver Tannous, Tristan Weir, Comron Saifi, Omar Elkassabany, Yiwei Cai, Brandon Bucklen, Joseph O'Brien, Steven C Ludwig
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Compromise of pedicle screw purchase is a concern in maintaining rigid spinal fixation, especially with osteoporosis. Little consistency exists among various tapping techniques. Pedicle screws are often prepared with taps of a smaller diameter, which can further exacerbate inconsistency. PURPOSE: To determine whether a mismatch between tap thread depth (D) and pitch (P) and screw thread D and P affects fixation when under-tapping in osteoporotic bone...
December 1, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915361/neuroscience-literacy-brain-tells-as-signals-of-brain-dysfunction-affecting-daily-life
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Charlotte B Royeen, James R Brašić, Leah Dvorak, Casey Provoziak-O'Brien, Chetna Sethi, S Omar Ahmad
The structures and circuits of the central and the peripheral nervous systems provide the basis for thinking, speaking, experiencing sensations, and performing perceptual and motor activities in daily life. Healthy people experience normal functioning without giving brain functions a second thought, while dysfunction of the neural circuits may lead to marked impairments in cognition, communication, sensory awareness, and performing perceptual and motor tasks. Neuroscience literacy provides the knowledge to associate the deficits observed in patients with the underlying deficits in the structures and circuits of the nervous system...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913561/hospitals-and-patients-working-in-unity-how-r-u-protocol-for-a-prospective-feasibility-study-of-telephone-peer-support-to-improve-older-patients-quality-of-life-after-emergency-department-discharge
#20
Judy A Lowthian, Alyse Lennox, Andrea Curtis, Jeremy Dale, Colette Browning, De Villiers Smit, Gillian Wilson, Debra O'Brien, Cate Rosewarne, Lee Boyd, Cath Garner, Peter Cameron
INTRODUCTION: Older people presenting to an emergency department (ED) have a higher likelihood of social isolation, loneliness and depression; which are all associated with negative health outcomes and increased health service use, including higher rates of ED attendance. The HOW R U? study aims to ascertain the feasibility and acceptability of a postdischarge telephone support programme for older ED patients following discharge. The intervention, which aims to improve quality of life, will be delivered by hospital-based volunteers...
December 2, 2016: BMJ Open
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