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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651157/different-patterns-in-the-risk-of-newly-developed-fatty-liver-and-lipid-changes-with-tamoxifen-versus-aromatase-inhibitors-in-postmenopausal-women-with-early-breast-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Namki Hong, Han Gyul Yoon, Da Hea Seo, Seho Park, Seung Il Kim, Joo Hyuk Sohn, Yumie Rhee
BACKGROUND: Management of metabolic complications of long-term adjuvant endocrine therapy in early breast cancer remained an unmet need. We aimed to compare the effects of tamoxifen (TMX) and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) on the risk of fatty liver in conjunction with longitudinal changes in the serum lipid parameters. METHODS: Among 1203 subjects who were taking adjuvant TMX or AI (anastrozole or letrozole) without fatty liver at baseline, those taking TMX or AI were 1:1 matched on the propensity score...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651115/ten-year-results-of-applying-an-original-scoring-system-for-addressing-adjuvant-therapy-use-after-breast-conserving-surgery-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast
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Massimiliano Gennaro, Maria Carmen De Santis, Luigi Mariani, Salvatore Lo Vullo, Vera Cappelletti, Roberto Agresti, Umberto Cortinovis, Biagio Paolini, Serena Di Cosimo, Maria Luisa Carcangiu, Maria Grazia Daidone, Laura Lozza
PURPOSE: Although large-scale randomised clinical trials have established that radiotherapy (RT) - alone or combined with hormonal therapy (HT) - is effective in reducing the risk of ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence (IBTR), overall survival does not seem to be improved by adjuvant therapies. We sought to ascertain whether specific criteria can be adopted to avoid RT with an acceptable rate of IBTR after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) achieving tumour-free margins. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This non-randomised prospective study concerned the outcome of patients who underwent BCS for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and were prospectively assessed by means of an established scoring system based on width of free margins in association with age <40, presence of comedonecrosis, high grade, ER negativity and HER2 positivity, to orient the use of any adjuvant therapies...
June 23, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651106/computer-based-speech-therapy-for-childhood-speech-sound-disorders
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Lisa Furlong, Shane Erickson, Meg E Morris
BACKGROUND: With the current worldwide workforce shortage of Speech-Language Pathologists, new and innovative ways of delivering therapy to children with speech sound disorders are needed. Computer-based speech therapy may be an effective and viable means of addressing service access issues for children with speech sound disorders. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of computer-based speech therapy programs for children with speech sound disorders. METHOD: Studies reporting the efficacy of computer-based speech therapy programs were identified via a systematic, computerised database search...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650997/disambiguating-authenticity-interpretations-of-value-and-appeal
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Kieran O'Connor, Glenn R Carroll, Balázs Kovács
While shaping aesthetic judgment and choice, socially constructed authenticity takes on some very different meanings among observers, consumers, producers and critics. Using a theoretical framework positing four distinct meanings of socially constructed authenticity-type, moral, craft, and idiosyncratic-we aim to document empirically the unique appeal of each type. We develop predictions about the relationships between attributed authenticity and corresponding increases in the value ascribed to it through: (1) consumer value ratings, (2) willingness to pay, and (3) behavioral choice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650961/mfpred-rapid-and-accurate-prediction-of-protein-peptide-recognition-multispecificity-using-self-consistent-mean-field-theory
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Aliza B Rubenstein, Manasi A Pethe, Sagar D Khare
Multispecificity-the ability of a single receptor protein molecule to interact with multiple substrates-is a hallmark of molecular recognition at protein-protein and protein-peptide interfaces, including enzyme-substrate complexes. The ability to perform structure-based prediction of multispecificity would aid in the identification of novel enzyme substrates, protein interaction partners, and enable design of novel enzymes targeted towards alternative substrates. The relatively slow speed of current biophysical, structure-based methods limits their use for prediction and, especially, design of multispecificity...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650950/neurobiologic-correlates-of-attention-and-memory-deficits-following-critical-illness-in-early-life
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Raisa M Schiller, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Marlous J Madderom, André B Rietman, Marion Smits, Arno F J van Heijst, Dick Tibboel, Tonya White, Ryan L Muetzel
OBJECTIVES: Survivors of critical illness in early life are at risk of long-term-memory and attention impairments. However, their neurobiologic substrates remain largely unknown. DESIGN: A prospective follow-up study. SETTING: Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. PATIENTS: Thirty-eight school-age (8-12 yr) survivors of neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and/or congenital diaphragmatic hernia with an intelligence quotient greater than or equal to 80 and a below average score (z score ≤ -1...
June 23, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650785/clinical-performance-of-heat-cured-high-viscosity-glass-ionomer-class-ii-restorations-in-primary-molars-a-preliminary-study
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Eliyahu Tal, Ari Kupietzky, Anna B Fuks, Nili Tickotsky, Moti Moskovitz
OBJECTIVES: The present preliminary study evaluated the clinical and radiographic performances of heat-cured high viscosity glass ionomer (HCHVGI) in class II restorations of primary molars. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study on a cohort of patients who had dental caries restored at a private practice was conducted. Restorations were evaluated radiographically and photographically by two separate examiners. RESULTS: Ninety-three Class II restorations in 44 patients (average age: 108 months ± 25...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650765/oldest-mummified-case-of-hallux-valgus-from-ancient-egypt
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Albert Isidro, Assumpció Malgosa
Hallux valgus is the most common orthopedic problem of the adult foot. The etiology can be congenital, associated with the occurrence of metatarsus primus varus, or acquired, which is closely related to wearing ill-fitting shoes. Hallux valgus occurs almost exclusively in shod societies and, therefore, is a very uncommon finding in archaeological remains. We present a partial first ray of the left foot belonging to a dismembered Egyptian mummy recovered in the necropolis of Sharuna (Middle Egypt) and dated to the end of the Old Kingdom (circa 2100 BC)...
May 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650680/transurethral-resection-of-prostate-and-bleeding-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-to-see-the-efficacy-of-short-term-use-of-finasteride-and-dutasteride-on-operative-blood-loss-and-prostatic-microvessel-density
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Ankur Bansal, Aditi Arora
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of short-duration use of finasteride and dutasteride before transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) on intraoperative blood loss and microvessel density (MVD) of prostate stroma and suburethral tissues in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS: This study includes 450 patients who were planned for TURP. They were prospectively randomized into three groups (150 patients each). Group 1 received placebo, group 2 received finasteride, 5 mg per day, and group 3 patients received dutasteride, 0...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650664/the-dynamical-transition-of-lipid-multi-lamellar-bilayers-as-a-matter-of-cooperativity
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Judith Peters, Jérémie Marion, Francesca Natali, Efim Kats, Dominique J Bicout
The present study is the application of a two-state model formerly developed by Bicout, D.J. and and Zaccai, G., Biophys J 2001, 80 (3), 1115-23 1 to describe the dynamical transition exhibited in the atomic mean square displacements of biological samples in terms of dynamic and thermodynamic parameters. Data were obtained by elastic incoherent neutron scattering on 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine lipid membranes in various hydration states and on one partially per-deuterated lipid membrane. Fitting the data with the model allowed investigating which parts of lipid molecules were mainly involved in the dynamical transition, heads, tails or both...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650648/indian-ocean-dipole-and-cryptosporidiosis-in-australia-short-term-and-nonlinear-associations
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Aparna Lal, Masahiro Hashizume, Simon Hales
The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is a global climate phenomenon that influences the spread of human infectious diseases through climate extremes including droughts and floods. The Dipole Mode Index (DMI), which measures the strength of the IOD, is one of the main indicators of rainfall variability across Australia. Using an ecological, time-series approach we examined the short-term and nonlinear relationship between the DMI and weekly cryptosporidiosis reported from 2001 to 2012 across the temperate, subtropical, and tropical climate zones in Australia, controlling for season, long-term trends, and cryptosporidiosis counts from the past week...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650589/immediate-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-infection-accelerates-bone-loss-relative-to-deferring-therapy-findings-from-the-start-bone-mineral-density-substudy-a-randomized-trial
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Jennifer F Hoy, Birgit Grund, Mollie Roediger, Ann V Schwartz, John Shepherd, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Sharlaa Badal-Faesen, Stephane de Wit, Simone Jacoby, Alberto La Rosa, Sanjay Pujari, Mauro Schechter, David White, Nicole Wyman Engen, Kristine Ensrud, Peer D Aagaard, Andrew Carr
Both HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) and increased fracture risk. Because the relative contributions of ART and untreated HIV to BMD loss are unclear, it is important to quantify the effect of ART on bone. We compared the effect of early ART initiation (CD4 >500 cells/μL) with deferred ART on change in BMD in the START Bone Mineral Density substudy, a randomized trial evaluating the effect of immediate ART initiation versus deferring ART (to CD4 <350 cells/μL)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650578/intake-of-energy-and-protein-is-associated-with-overweight-risk-at-age-5-5-years-results-from-the-prospective-teddy-study
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Andreas Beyerlein, Ulla M Uusitalo, Suvi M Virtanen, Kendra Vehik, Jimin Yang, Christiane Winkler, Mathilde Kersting, Sibylle Koletzko, Desmond Schatz, Carin Andrén Aronsson, Helena Elding Larsson, Jeffrey P Krischer, Anette-G Ziegler, Jill M Norris, Sandra Hummel
OBJECTIVE: The associations of energy, protein, carbohydrate, and fat intake with weight status up to the age of 5.5 years were prospectively assessed in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. METHODS: Food record data (over 3 days) and BMI measurements between 0.25 and 5.5 years were available from 5,563 children with an increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes followed from shortly after birth. Odds ratios (ORs) were calculated for overweight and obesity by previous intake of energy, protein, carbohydrate, and fat with adjustment for potential confounders...
June 26, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650563/unusual-lipid-a-from-a-cold-adapted-bacterium-detailed-structural-characterization
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Maria Michela Corsaro, Angela Casillo, Marcello Ziaco, Buko Lindner, Ermenegilda Parrilli, Dominik Schwudke, Aurora Holgado, Lynn Verstrepen, Filomena Sannino, Rudi Beyaert, Rosa Lanzetta, Maria Luisa Tutino
Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H is a Gram-negative cold-adapted microorganism that adopts many strategies to cope with the limitations due to the low temperatures of its habitat. In this study, we reported the complete characterization of the lipid A moiety from the lipopolysaccharide of Colwellia, to find out if structural features could be linked to the cold-adaptation strategy. The lipid A and its partially deacylated derivative were completely characterized by means of high resolution mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, and chemical analysis...
June 26, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650557/association-between-metformin-prescription-and-growth-rates-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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J Golledge, J Moxon, J Pinchbeck, G Anderson, S Rowbotham, J Jenkins, M Bourke, B Bourke, A Dear, T Buckenham, R Jones, P E Norman
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that diabetes medications, such as metformin, may have effects that inhibit abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) growth. The aim of this study was to examine the association of diabetes treatments with AAA growth in three patient cohorts. METHODS: AAA growth was studied using ultrasound surveillance in cohort 1, repeated CT in cohort 2 and more detailed repeat CT in cohort 3. Growth was estimated by the mean annual increase in maximum AAA diameter...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650412/pressure-injury-knowledge-in-critical-care-nurses
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Donna M Miller, Lisa Neelon, Kathleen Kish-Smith, Laura Whitney, Christopher J Burant
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify pressure injury knowledge in critical care nurses related to prevention and staging following multimodal education initiatives. DESIGN: Postintervention descriptive study. SETTING AND SAMPLE: The sample comprised 32 RNs employed in medical intensive care/coronary intensive care or surgical intensive care units. The study setting was a 237-bed Veterans Affairs acute care hospital in the Midwestern United States...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650344/the-relationship-between-cardiac-endothelium-and-fibroblasts-it-s-complicated
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Ravi Karra, Agoston O Walter, Sean M Wu
Coronary revascularization is an effective means of treating ischemic heart disease; however, current therapeutic revascularization strategies are limited to large caliber vessels. Because the mammalian heart scars following cardiac injury, recent work showing that cardiac fibroblasts can transdifferentiate into new coronary endothelium raises a new and exciting approach to promoting endogenous revascularization following cardiac injury. In this issue of the JCI, He et al. report on their employment of a battery of lineage-tracing tools to address the developmental origins of fibroblasts that give rise to new endothelial cells...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650329/correlation-of-thyroid-antibodies-with-tsh-t3-and-t4-hormones-in-patients-diagnosed-with-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders
#18
Mohammed W Al-Rabia
The serum concentrations of anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin (anti-TG) antibodies are directly correlate in the induction and diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disorders (AITDs). Therefore, the evaluation of serum anti-TPO and anti-TG antibodies in relation to thyroid function test parameters including thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4). This evaluation would be helpful in early diagnosis of abnormal thyroid function and associated autoimmune thyroid diseases...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650252/the-effect-of-endometriosis-symptoms-on-absenteeism-and-presenteeism-in-the-workplace-and-at-home
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Ahmed M Soliman, Karin S Coyne, Katharine S Gries, Jane Castelli-Haley, Michael C Snabes, Eric S Surrey
BACKGROUND: Characterized by pain symptoms, endometriosis affects women's productivity in their prime working years. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of individual endometriosis symptoms on household chore and employment productivity as measured by presenteeism and absenteeism in a population survey of women with endometriosis. METHODS: An online survey of U.S. women was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of endometriosis, as well as symptoms, demographics, and clinical characteristics of the respondents...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650234/antinociceptive-and-respiratory-effects-following-application-of-transdermal-fentanyl-patches-and-assessment-of-brain-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-mrna-expression-in-ball-pythons
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Rima J Kharbush, Allison Gutwillig, Kate E Hartzler, Rebecca S Kimyon, Alyssa N Gardner, Andrew D Abbott, Sherry K Cox, Jyoti J Watters, Kurt K Sladky, Stephen M Johnson
OBJECTIVE To quantify plasma fentanyl concentrations (PFCs) and evaluate antinociceptive and respiratory effects following application of transdermal fentanyl patches (TFPs) and assess cerebrospinal μ-opioid receptor mRNA expression in ball pythons (compared with findings in turtles). ANIMALS 44 ball pythons (Python regius) and 10 turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans). PROCEDURES To administer 3 or 12 μg of fentanyl/h, a quarter or whole TFP (TFP-3 and TFP-12, respectively) was used. At intervals after TFP-12 application in snakes, PFCs were measured by reverse-phase high-pressure liquid chromatography...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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