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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793041/-selenoproteins-in-colon-cancer
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Kristin M Peters, Bradley A Carlson, Vadim N Gladyshev, Petra A Tsuji
Selenocysteine-containing proteins (selenoproteins) have been implicated in the regulation of various cell signaling pathways, many of which are linked to colorectal malignancies. In this in-depth excurse into the selenoprotein literature, we review possible roles for human selenoproteins in colorectal cancer, focusing on the typical hallmarks of cancer cells and their tumor-enabling characteristics. Human genome studies of single nucleotide polymorphisms in various genes coding for selenoproteins have revealed potential involvement of glutathione peroxidases, thioredoxin reductases, and other proteins...
May 21, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793009/evidence-on-the-measurement-properties-of-health-related-quality-of-life-instruments-is-largely-missing-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review
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Alessandro Chiarotto, Caroline B Terwee, Steven J Kamper, Maarten Boers, Raymond W Ostelo
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize the measurement properties of five health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments [Short Form 36 (SF-36), Short Form 12 (SF-12), EuroQol 5D (EQ-5D), Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), PROMIS Global Health (PROMIS-GH-10)] in patients with low back pain (LBP). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Six electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, SportDiscus, Google Scholar) were searched (July 2017). Studies assessing any measurement property in non-specific LBP patients were included...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792915/the-cd44-ha-axis-and-inflammation-in-atherosclerosis-a-temporal-perspective
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Mia Krolikoski, James Monslow, Ellen Puré
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to atherosclerosis is a disease of chronic inflammation at both the systemic and the tissue level. CD44 has previously been implicated in atherosclerosis in both humans and mice. This multi-faceted receptor plays a critical part in the inflammatory response during the onset of CVD, though little is known of CD44's role during the latter stages of the disease. This review focuses on the role of CD44-dependent HA-dependent effects on inflammatory cells in several key processes, from disease initiation throughout the progression of atherosclerosis...
May 21, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792882/utilization-of-automated-performance-metrics-to-measure-surgeon-performance-during-robotic-vesicourethral-anastomosis-and-methodical-development-of-a-training-tutorial
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Jian Chen, Paul J Oh, Nathan Cheng, Ankeet Shah, Jeremy Montez, Anthony Jarc, Liheng Guo, Inderbir S Gill, Andrew J Hung
PURPOSE: To develop and validate automated performance metrics (APMs) to measure surgeon performance of vesicourethral anastomosis (VUA) during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RRP). Furthermore, we seek to methodically develop a standardized training tutorial for the robotic VUA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: APMs (motion tracking and system events data) and synchronized surgical video were captured during the RRP. Non-automated performance metrics (NAPMs) were manually annotated by video review...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792336/evaluation-of-a-national-neurosurgical-formative-examination-the-uk-experience
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Ian Anderson, Robert Corns, Simon Thomson
INTRODUCTION: Formative assessment is a key component in medical education and that it is a helpful process for all involved. Until recently there was no national formative examination for neurosurgical trainees. The Neurosurgery Annual in Training Examination (NAiTE) is an annual online, formative assessment that was introduced in 2014. In this paper, we seek to discuss how well NAiTE relates to established educational practice and principles and its fitness for purpose by discussing its rationale, structure and utility...
May 24, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791966/outcomes-of-bethesda-categories-iii-and-iv-thyroid-nodules-over-5-years-and-performance-of-the-afirma-gene-expression-classifier-a-single-institution-study
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Kelsi E Deaver, Bryan R Haugen, Nikita Pozdeyev, Carrie B Marshall
OBJECTIVE: The second edition Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytology estimates 6-18% malignancy rate of category III (B3) and 10-40% for category IV (B4) nodules; however, reported malignancy rates have considerable variability among institutions. Use of molecular classifiers (including Afirma Gene Expression Classifier, GEC) can be utilized in management of thyroid nodules. Our objective was to analyze malignancy rates of B3 and B4 nodules and determine clinical outcomes of GEC Benign nodules...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791953/past-and-present-a-review-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-and-recommendations-for-late-preterm-birth-steroids
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C Luke Dixon, Gloria Too, George R Saade, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman
Since 1972, the beneficial neonatal effects of antenatal corticosteroids (ACSs) have been repeatedly demonstrated in pregnancies at risk of preterm birth before 34 weeks' gestation. While ACS utilization before 34 weeks has been high since the 1990s, knowledge gaps regarding the risks and benefits of ACS continue to exist. Recent evidence has been published regarding the benefit of ACS in the late preterm period. This review addresses the evidence and knowledge gaps for ACS use before and after 34 weeks' gestation...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791946/global-health-pediatric-neurology
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David R Bearden, Ornella Ciccone, Archana A Patel
Neurologic disorders contribute significantly to both morbidity and mortality among children in resource-limited settings, but there are a few succinct studies summarizing the epidemiology of neurologic disorders in these settings. A review of available literature was performed to identify data on the prevalence, etiology, outcomes, and treatment of neurologic disorders in children in resource-limited settings. The burden of neurologic disorders in children is high in resource-limited settings. Barriers to optimal care include lack of trained personnel, limited access to diagnostic technology, and limited availability of drugs used to treat common conditions...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791762/ethical-dilemmas-in-nursing-an-integrative-review
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Jennifer Rainer, Joanne Kraenzle Schneider, Rebecca A Lorenz
AIMS: The purpose of this integrative review was to identify themes and gaps in the literature to stimulate researchers to develop strategies to guide decision-making among clinical nurses faced with ethical dilemmas. BACKGROUND: The concept of ethical dilemmas has been well explored in nursing because of the frequency of ethical dilemmas in practice and the toll these dilemmas can take on nurses. Although ethical dilemmas are prevalent in nursing practice, frequently leading to moral distress, there is little guidance in the literature to help nurses resolve them...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791704/use-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-during-physical-therapy-may-reduce-the-incidence-of-arthrofibrosis-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Tanner McGinnis, Jennifer I Etcheson, Nicole E George, Assem A Sultan, Ronald E Delanois, Anil Bhave, Steven F Harwin, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Arthrofibrosis remains a major complication following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) that negatively impacts patient outcomes and exhausts healthcare resources. The use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has demonstrated the ability to facilitate quadriceps muscle recovery and reduce pain. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare TKA patients who received physical therapy (PT) and adjuvant NMES therapy versus physical therapy alone in terms of: 1) rates of manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) to treat arthrofibrosis; and 2) post-therapy range of motion (ROM)...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791698/stryker-orthopaedic-modeling-and-analytics-soma-a-review
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Walter Schmidt, Sally LiArno, Anton Khlopas, Andreas Petersik, Michael A Mont
Due to the differences in bone morphology between demographics such as age, gender, body mass index, and ethnicity, the development of orthopaedic implants requires a large number of anatomical data from various patient populations. In an effort to assess these demographic variations, Stryker Orthopaedic Modeling and Analytics (SOMA) has been developed. SOMA is a suite of tools which utilizes a comprehensive database of computed tomography scans (CT-scans), plus associated three-dimensional (3D) bone models, allowing the user to assess population differences in bone morphology, bone density, and implant fit for the purposes of research and development...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791257/the-use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-treatment-of-acute-venous-thromboembolism-in-cancer-patients
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Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, Antoine Finianos, Ali T Taher
Introduction - After the CLOT study, LMWHs (low-molecular weight heparins) have gradually replaced warfarin as the treatment of choice for VTE (venous thromboembolism) in cancer patients. Randomized controlled studies comparing DOACs (direct oral anticoagulants) to LMWHs in cancer patients are still limited. However, new emerging data are supporting the use of DOACs in cancer-associated thrombosis. Areas Covered - This review will discuss the recent studies that addressed the utilization of such agents in the treatment of VTE in cancer patients...
May 23, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791137/the-chemistry-of-lyophilized-blood-products
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Joseph Fernandez-Moure, Nuzhat Maisha, Erin B Lavik, Jeremy Cannon
With the development of new biologics and bioconjugates, storage and preservation have become more critical than ever before. Lyophilization is a method of cell and protein preservation by removing a solvent such as water from a substance followed by freezing. This technique has been used in the past and still holds promise for overcoming logistic challenges in safety net hospitals with limited blood banking resources, austere environments such as combat, and in mass casualty situations where existing resources may be outstripped...
May 23, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791084/the-hospital-readmissions-reduction-program-learning-from-failure-of-a-healthcare-policy
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Ankur Gupta, Gregg C Fonarow
Heart failure is the leading cause of readmissions in patients aged ≥65 years with high associated societal and economic costs. The utilization metric of 30-day risk standardized readmission rates (RSRRs) has therefore become a target to reduce healthcare costs. In this review, we discuss in detail the implementation, effectiveness, and unintended consequences of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)-the major healthcare policy approach in the U.S. to reduce readmissions by financially penalizing hospitals with higher than average 30-day RSRRs...
May 23, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790926/bathyarchaeota-globally-distributed-metabolic-generalists-in-anoxic-environments
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Zhichao Zhou, Jie Pan, Fengping Wang, Ji-Dong Gu, Meng Li
Bathyarchaeota, formerly known as the Miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal Group, is a phylum of global generalists that are widespread in anoxic sediments, which host relatively high abundant archaeal communities. Until now, 25 subgroups have been identified in the Bathyarchaeota. The distinct bathyarchaeotal subgroups diverged to adapt to the marine and freshwater environments. Based on the physiological and genomic evidence, acetyl-CoA centralized heterotrophic pathways of energy conservation have been proposed to function in Bathyarchaeota; these microbes are able to anaerobically utilize (i) detrital proteins, (ii) polymeric carbohydrates, (iii) fatty acids/aromatic compounds, (iv) methane (or short chain alkane) and methylated compounds, (v) and/or potentially other organic matter...
May 21, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790913/impact-of-implementing-antibiotic-stewardship-programs-in-15-small-hospitals-a-cluster-randomized-intervention
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Edward Stenehjem, Adam L Hersh, Whitney R Buckel, Peter Jones, Xiaoming Sheng, R Scott Evans, John P Burke, Bert K Lopansri, Rajendu Srivastava, Tom Greene, Andrew T Pavia
Background: Studies on the implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) in small hospitals are limited. Accreditation organizations now require all hospitals to have ASPs. Methods: The objective of this cluster-randomized intervention was to assess the effectiveness of implementing ASPs in Intermountain Healthcare's 15 small hospitals. Each hospital was randomized to 1 of 3 ASPs of escalating intensity. Program 1 hospitals were provided basic antibiotic stewardship education and tools, access to an infectious disease hotline, and antibiotic utilization data...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790735/sensing-dna-through-dna-charge-transport
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Theodore J Zwang, Edmund C M Tse, Jacqueline K Barton
DNA charge transport chemistry involves the migration of charge over long molecular distances through the aromatic base pair stack within the DNA helix. This migration depends upon the intimate coupling of bases stacked one with another, and hence any perturbation in that stacking, through base modifications or protein binding, can be sensed electrically. In this review we describe the many ways DNA charge transport chemistry has been utilized to sense changes in DNA including the presence of lesions, mismatches, DNA-binding proteins, protein activity, and even reactions under weak magnetic fields...
May 23, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790725/the-utilization-of-fluorescein-in-brain-tumor-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Claudio Cavallo, Camilla De Laurentis, Ignazio G Vetrano, Jacopo Falco, Morgan Broggi, Marco Schiariti, Paolo Ferroli, Francesco Acerbi
INTRODUCTION: Sodium Fluorescein (SF) is a green, water-soluble dye with the capacity to accumulate in cerebral areas as a result of damaged blood-brain barrier (BBB); this property allows SF to concentrate specifically at the tumor site of various types of brain neoplasms, making the tumor tissue more clearly visible. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search (1947-2018) was conducted with the keywords "fluorescein neurosurgery", "YELLOW neurosurgery", "fluorescein brain tumor", "YELLOW brain tumor"...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790649/hyperpolarized-nmr-d-dnp-phip-and-sabre
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Kirill Viktorovich Kovtunov, Ekaterina Pokochueva, Oleg Salnikov, Samuel Cousin, Dennis Kurzbach, Basile Vuichoud, Sami Jannin, Eduard Chekmenev, Boyd Goodson, Danila Barskiy, Igor Koptyug
NMR signals intensities can be enhanced by several orders of magnitude via utilization of techniques for hyperpolarization of different molecules, and it allows one to overcome the main sensitivity challenge of modern NMR/MRI techniques. Hyperpolarized fluids can be successfully used in different applications of material science and biomedicine. This focus review covers the fundamentals of the preparation of hyperpolarized liquids and gases via dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization (d-DNP) and parahydrogen-based techniques such as signal amplification by reversible exchange (SABRE) and parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP) in both heterogeneous and homogeneous processes...
May 23, 2018: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790280/cas9-versus-cas12a-cpf1-structure-function-comparisons-and-implications-for-genome-editing
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REVIEW
Daan C Swarts, Martin Jinek
Cas9 and Cas12a are multidomain CRISPR-associated nucleases that can be programmed with a guide RNA to bind and cleave complementary DNA targets. The guide RNA sequence can be varied, making these effector enzymes versatile tools for genome editing and gene regulation applications. While Cas9 is currently the best-characterized and most widely used nuclease for such purposes, Cas12a (previously named Cpf1) has recently emerged as an alternative for Cas9. Cas9 and Cas12a have distinct evolutionary origins and exhibit different structural architectures, resulting in distinct molecular mechanisms...
May 22, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
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