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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911511/assisting-veterans-with-employment
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Chistopher Bagley, James B Reed
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October 2016: NCSL Legisbrief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900150/sex-differences-in-the-effects-of-12%C3%A2-weeks-sprint-interval-training-on-body-fat-mass-and-the-rates-of-fatty-acid-oxidation-and-vo2max-during-exercise
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Liam Bagley, Mark Slevin, Steven Bradburn, Donghui Liu, Chris Murgatroyd, George Morrissey, Michael Carroll, Mathew Piasecki, William S Gilmore, Jamie S McPhee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine whether very short duration, very high intensity sprint interval training (SIT) leads to loss of body fat mass in association with improvements to VO2max and fatty acid oxidation, and to assess the extent of sex dimorphism in these physiological responses. METHODS: A total of 24 men and 17 women (mean (SEM) age: 39 (±2) years; body mass index 24.6 (0.6)) completed measurements of the maximal rate of oxygen uptake (VO2max) and fatty acid oxidation (FATmax)...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863923/pretreatment-red-blood-cell-total-folate-concentration-is-associated-with-response-to-pemetrexed-in-stage-iv-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Stephen J Bagley, Steven Vitale, Suhong Zhang, Charu Aggarwal, Tracey L Evans, Evan W Alley, Roger B Cohen, Corey J Langer, Ian A Blair, Anil Vachani, Alexander S Whitehead
INTRODUCTION: Pemetrexed inhibits folate-dependent enzymes involved in pyrimidine and purine synthesis. Previous studies of genetic variation in these enzymes as predictors of pemetrexed efficacy have yielded inconsistent results. We investigated whether red blood cell (RBC) total folate, a phenotypic rather than genotypic, marker of cellular folate status was associated with the response to pemetrexed-based chemotherapy in advanced nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of patients with stage IV nonsquamous NSCLC receiving first-line chemotherapy containing pemetrexed...
October 26, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857857/predictive-parameters-for-the-antecedent-development-of-hip-pathology-associated-with-long-segment-fusions-to-the-pelvis-for-the-treatment-of-adult-spinal-deformity
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Merritt D Kinon, Rani Nasser, Jonathan P Nakhla, Owoicho Adogwa, Jessica R Moreno, Michael Harowicz, Terence Verla, Reza Yassari, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of adult scoliosis frequently involves long segment fusions across the lumbosacral joints that redistribute tremendous amounts of force to the remaining mobile spinal segments as well as to the pelvis and hip joints. Whether or not these forces increase the risk of femoral bone pathology remains unknown. The aim of this study is to determine the correlation between long segment spinal fusions to the pelvis and the antecedent development of degenerative hip pathologies as well as what predictive patient characteristics, if any, correlate with their development...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832070/pleiotropic-associations-of-allelic-variants-in-a-2q22-region-with-risks-of-major-human-diseases-and-mortality
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Alexander M Kulminski, Liang He, Irina Culminskaya, Yury Loika, Yelena Kernogitski, Konstantin G Arbeev, Elena Loiko, Liubov Arbeeva, Olivia Bagley, Matt Duan, Arseniy Yashkin, Fang Fang, Mikhail Kovtun, Svetlana V Ukraintseva, Deqing Wu, Anatoliy I Yashin
Gaining insights into genetic predisposition to age-related diseases and lifespan is a challenging task complicated by the elusive role of evolution in these phenotypes. To gain more insights, we combined methods of genome-wide and candidate-gene studies. Genome-wide scan in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study (N = 9,573) was used to pre-select promising loci. Candidate-gene methods were used to comprehensively analyze associations of novel uncommon variants in Caucasians (minor allele frequency~2...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813404/high-throughput-discovery-of-aptamers-for-sandwich-assays
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Andrew T Csordas, Anna Jørgensen, Jinpeng Wang, Emily Gruber, Qiang Gong, Elizabeth R Bagley, Margaret A Nakamoto, Michael Eisenstein, H Tom Soh
Sandwich assays are among the most powerful tools in molecular detection. These assays use "pairs" of affinity reagents so that the detection signal is generated only when both reagents bind simultaneously to different sites on the target molecule, enabling highly sensitive and specific measurements in complex samples. Thus, the capability to efficiently screen affinity reagent pairs at a high throughput is critical. In this work, we describe an experimental strategy for screening "aptamer pairs" at a throughput of 10(6) aptamer pairs per hour-which is many orders of magnitude higher than the current state of the art...
November 4, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790247/pleiotropic-meta-analyses-of-longitudinal-studies-discover-novel-genetic-variants-associated-with-age-related-diseases
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Liang He, Yelena Kernogitski, Irina Kulminskaya, Yury Loika, Konstantin G Arbeev, Elena Loiko, Olivia Bagley, Matt Duan, Arseniy Yashkin, Svetlana V Ukraintseva, Mikhail Kovtun, Anatoliy I Yashin, Alexander M Kulminski
Age-related diseases may result from shared biological mechanisms in intrinsic processes of aging. Genetic effects on age-related diseases are often modulated by environmental factors due to their little contribution to fitness or are mediated through certain endophenotypes. Identification of genetic variants with pleiotropic effects on both common complex diseases and endophenotypes may reveal potential conflicting evolutionary pressures and deliver new insights into shared genetic contribution to healthspan and lifespan...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751919/racial-socioeconomic-and-gender-disparities-in-the-presentation-treatment-and-outcomes-of-adult-chiari-i-malformations
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Max O Krucoff, Steven Cook, Owoicho Adogwa, Jessica Moreno, Siyun Yang, Jichun Xie, Alexander O Firempong, Nandan Lad, Carlos A Bagley
OBJECT: To examine the role of race, gender, and socioeconomics on presentations and outcomes of adult Chiari 1 malformations. METHODS: The charts of 638 adult patients with Chiari 1 malformations were reviewed, and 287 patients were included. Race, gender, insurance status, symptoms, depth of cerebellar tonsillar herniation, and presence of syringomyelia were examined as covariates in multivariate logistic regression models to identify independent predictors of presentation and outcome...
October 14, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749670/atlantoaxial-rotatory-subluxation-a-review-for-the-pediatric-emergency-physician
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Merritt D Kinon, Rani Nasser, Jonathan Nakhla, Rupen Desai, Jessica R Moreno, Reza Yassari, Carlos A Bagley
Pediatric emergency physicians must have a high clinical suspicion for atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS), particularly when a child presents with neck pain and an abnormal head posture without the ability to return to a neutral position. As shown in the neurosurgical literature, timely diagnosis and swift initiation of treatment have a greater chance of treatment success for the patient. However, timely treatment is complicated because torticollis can result from a variety of maladies, including: congenital abnormalities involving the C1-C2 joint or the surrounding supporting muscles and ligaments, central nervous system abnormalities, obstetric palsies from brachial plexus injuries, clavicle fractures, head and neck surgery, and infection...
October 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695706/community-violence-concerns-and-adolescent-sleep
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Erika J Bagley, Kelly M Tu, Joseph A Buckhalt, Mona El-Sheikh
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to examine links between concerns about community violence and objective and subjective sleep parameters in an adolescent sample. Sex was considered as a moderator of effects. DESIGN: The study used a cross-sectional design. PARTICIPANTS: The community-based sample included 252 adolescents (53% girls) with an average age of 15.79 years (SD = 0.81) from the Southeastern United States. The sample included 34% African American and 66% European American adolescents from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds...
March 2016: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683695/independent-predictors-of-reliability-between-full-time-employee-dependent-acquisition-of-functional-outcomes-compared-to-non-full-time-employee-dependent-methodologies-a-prospective-single-institutional-study
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Joseph Cheng, Carlos Bagley
BACKGROUND: The prospective acquisition of reliable patient-reported outcomes (PROs) measures demonstrating the effectiveness of spine surgery, or lack thereof, remains a challenge. The aims of this study are to compare the reliability of functional outcomes metrics obtained using full time employee (FTE) vs. non-FTE-dependent methodologies and to determine the independent predictors of response reliability using non FTE-dependent methodologies. METHODS: One hundred and nineteen adult patients (male: 65, female: 54) undergoing one- and two-level lumbar fusions at Duke University Medical Center were enrolled in this prospective study...
March 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683692/comparison-of-surgical-outcomes-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-does-the-intra-operative-use-of-a-microscope-improve-surgical-outcomes
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine Elsamadicy, Elizabeth Reiser, Cole Ziegler, Kyle Freischlag, Joseph Cheng, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to assess and compare the complications profile as well as long-term clinical outcomes between patients undergoing an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) procedure with and without the use of an intra-operative microscope. METHODS: One hundred and forty adult patients (non-microscope cohort: 81; microscope cohort: 59) undergoing ACDF at a major academic medical center were included in this study. Enrollment criteria included available demographic, surgical and clinical outcome data...
March 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683205/uncoupling-associations-of-risk-alleles-with-endophenotypes-and-phenotypes-insights-from-the-apob-locus-and-heart-related-traits
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Alexander M Kulminski, Yelena Kernogitski, Irina Culminskaya, Yury Loika, Konstantin G Arbeev, Olivia Bagley, Matt Duan, Liubov Arbeeva, Svetlana V Ukraintseva, Deqing Wu, Eric Stallard, Anatoliy I Yashin
Traditionally, genomewide association studies (GWAS) have emphasized the benefits of large samples in the analyses of age-related traits rather than their specific properties. We adopted a realistic concept of genetic susceptibility to inherently heterogeneous, age-related traits driven by the elusive role of evolution in their properties. We analyzed in detail the associations of rs693 and rs562338 polymorphisms representing the Apolipoprotein B locus with endophenotypes (total cholesterol [TC] and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) and phenotypes (myocardial infarction [MI] and survival) in four large-scale studies, which include 20 748 individuals with 2357 MI events...
September 28, 2016: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670072/retinaldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-as-a-molecular-adjuvant-for-enhancement-of-mucosal-immunity-during-dna-vaccination
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Susan A Holechek, Megan S McAfee, Lizbeth M Nieves, Vanessa P Guzman, Kavita Manhas, Timothy Fouts, Kenneth Bagley, Joseph N Blattman
In order for vaccines to induce efficacious immune responses against mucosally transmitted pathogens, such as HIV-1, activated lymphocytes must efficiently migrate to and enter targeted mucosal sites. We have previously shown that all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) can be used as a vaccine adjuvant to enhance mucosal CD8(+) T cell responses during vaccination and improve protection against mucosal viral challenge. However, the ATRA formulation is incompatible with most recombinant vaccines, and the teratogenic potential of ATRA at high doses limits its usage in many clinical settings...
November 4, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662856/tetracycline-uptake-and-metabolism-by-vetiver-grass-chrysopogon-zizanioides-l-nash
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Aparupa Sengupta, Dibyendu Sarkar, Padmini Das, Saumik Panja, Chinmayi Parikh, Dilrukshi Ramanathan, Susan Bagley, Rupali Datta
Environmental contamination by antibiotics not only perturbs the ecological balance but also poses a risk to human health by promoting the development of multiantibiotic-resistant bacteria. This study focuses on identifying the biochemical pathways associated with tetracycline (TC) transformation/degradation in vetiver grass that has the potential to be used as a biological remediation system in TC-contaminated water sources. A hydroponic experimental setup was used with four initial TC concentrations (0, 5, 35, 75 ppm), and TC uptake was monitored over a 30-day period...
September 23, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641543/weight-loss-interventions-in-older-adults-with-obesity-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-since-2005
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John A Batsis, Lydia E Gill, Rebecca K Masutani, Anna M Adachi-Mejia, Heather B Blunt, Pamela J Bagley, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Stephen J Bartels
OBJECTIVES: To identify geriatric obesity interventions that can guide clinical recommendations. DESIGN: Systematic review using Medline (PubMed), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, CINAHL, EMBASE (Ovid), and PsycINFO (Proquest) from January 1, 2005, to October 12, 2015, to identify English-language randomized controlled trials. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 60 and older (mean age ≥65) and classified as having obesity (body mass index ≥30 kg/m(2) )...
September 19, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603097/correction-of-tibial-torsion-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-by-isolated-distal-tibia-rotation-osteotomy-a-short-term-in-vivo-anatomic-study
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Emily Andrisevic, David E Westberry, Linda I Pugh, Anita M Bagley, Stephanie Tanner, Jon R Davids
BACKGROUND: Excessive internal or external tibial torsion is frequently present in children with cerebral palsy. Several surgical techniques have been described to correct excessive tibial torsion, including isolated distal tibial rotation osteotomy (TRO). The anatomic changes surrounding this technique are poorly understood. The goal of the study was to examine the anatomic relationship between the tibia and fibula following isolated distal TRO in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Twenty patients with 29 limbs were prospectively entered for study...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601595/detection-of-therapeutically-targetable-driver-and-resistance-mutations-in-lung-cancer-patients-by-next-generation-sequencing-of-cell-free-circulating-tumor-dna
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Jeffrey C Thompson, Stephanie S Yee, Andrea B Troxel, Samantha L Savitch, Ryan Fan, David Balli, David B Lieberman, Jennifer D Morrissette, Tracey L Evans, Joshua Bauml, Charu Aggarwal, John A Kosteva, Evan Alley, Christine Ciunci, Roger B Cohen, Stephen Bagley, Susan Stonehouse-Lee, Victoria E Sherry, Elizabeth Gilbert, Corey Langer, Anil Vachani, Erica L Carpenter
PURPOSE: The expanding number of targeted therapeutics for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) necessitates real-time tumor genotyping, yet tissue biopsies are difficult to perform serially and often yield inadequate DNA for next-generation sequencing (NGS). We evaluated the feasibility of using cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) NGS as a complement or alternative to tissue NGS. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A total of 112 plasma samples obtained from a consecutive study of 102 prospectively enrolled patients with advanced NSCLC were subjected to ultra-deep sequencing of up to 70 genes and matched with tissue samples, when possible...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593714/patient-bmi-is-an-independent-predictor-of-30-day-hospital-readmission-after-elective-spine-surgery
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Owoicho Adogwa, Victoria D Vuong, Ankit I Mehta, Raul A Vasquez, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission within 30-days of index surgery is receiving increased scrutiny as an indicator of poor quality of care. Accordingly, reducing readmissions achieves the dual benefit of improving quality and reducing costs. With the growing prevalence of obesity, understanding its impact on 30-day unplanned readmissions and patients' perception of health status is important for appropriate risk stratification of patients. The aim of this study is to determine if obesity is an independent risk factor for unplanned 30-day readmissions following elective spine surgery...
September 1, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579404/incidental-lymphoma-discovered-during-surveillance-for-low-grade-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-treated-ureteroscopically-a-case-report-series
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Scott G Hubosky, Kelly A Healy, Amar J Raval, Costas D Lallas, Joanne Filicko-O'Hara, Demetrius H Bagley
Two cases of incidentally found follicular lymphoma during surveillance for ureteroscopically treated upper tract urothelial carcinoma with cross-sectional imaging are described. Multiple independent primary malignancies should be considered in this population.
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
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