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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108875/against-the-odds-syringe-exchange-policy-implementation-in-indiana
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Beth E Meyerson, Carrie A Lawrence, Laura Miller, Anthony Gillespie, Daniel Raymond, Kristen Kelley, D J Shannon
Indiana recently passed legislation allowing local governments to establish syringe exchanges. While the effectiveness of syringe exchange programming is established, there is a dearth of studies about associated policy adoption and implementation. This study documents the experiences of 24 Indiana counties engaged in the process of establishing syringe exchange programming under new state law. A mixed method, qualitative, exploratory case study was conducted from May 2015 to April 2016. We observed rapid and widespread policy adoption interest, and yet counties reported significant policy ambiguity, epidemiologic and resource capacity issues...
January 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108232/ns5a-resistance-associated-substitutions-in-patients-with-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-virus-prevalence-and-effect-on-treatment-outcome
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Stefan Zeuzem, Masashi Mizokami, Stephen Pianko, Alessandra Mangia, Kwang-Hyub Han, Ross Martin, Evguenia Svarovskaia, Hadas Dvory-Sobol, Brian Doehle, Charlotte Hedskog, Chohee Yun, Diana M Brainard, Steven Knox, John G McHutchison, Michael D Miller, Hongmei Mo, Wan-Long Chuang, Ira Jacobson, Gregory J Dore, Mark Sulkowski
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of NS5A inhibitors for the treatment of patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be affected by the presence of NS5A resistance-associated substitutions (RASs). We analyzed data from 35 phase 1, 2, and 3 studies in 22 countries to determine the pretreatment prevalence of various NS5A RASs, and their effect on outcomes of treatment with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir in patients with genotype 1 HCV. METHODS: NS5A gene deep sequencing analysis was performed on samples from 5,397 patients in Gilead clinical trials...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108183/evaluation-of-multiplex-assay-platforms-for-detection-of-influenza-hemagglutinin-subtype-specific-antibody-responses-influenza-ha-subtype-specific-antibody-detection-platform
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Zhu-Nan Li, Kimberly M Weber, Rebecca A Limmer, Bobbi J Horne, James Stevens, Joy Schwerzmann, Jens Wrammert, Megan McCausland, Andrew J Phipps, Kathy Hancock, Daniel B Jernigan, Min Levine, Jacqueline M Katz, Joseph D Miller
Influenza hemagglutination inhibition (HI) and virus microneutralization assays (MN) are widely used for seroprevalence studies. However, these assays have limited field portability and are difficult to fully automate for high throughput laboratory testing. To address these issues, three multiplex influenza subtype-specific antibody detection assays were developed using recombinant hemagglutinin antigens in combination with Chembio, Luminex(®), and ForteBio(®) platforms. Assay sensitivity, specificity, and subtype cross-reactivity were evaluated using a panel of well characterized human sera...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107820/evidence-against-a-role-for-jaagsiekte-sheep-retrovirus-in-human-lung-cancer
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A Dusty Miller, Marcelo De Las Heras, Jingyou Yu, Fushun Zhang, Shan-Lu Liu, Andrew E Vaughan, Thomas L Vaughan, Raul Rosadio, Stefano Rocca, Giuseppe Palmieri, James J Goedert, Junya Fujimoto, Ignacio I Wistuba
BACKGROUND: Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) causes a contagious lung cancer in sheep and goats that can be transmitted by aerosols produced by infected animals. Virus entry into cells is initiated by binding of the viral envelope (Env) protein to a specific cell-surface receptor, Hyal2. Unlike almost all other retroviruses, the JSRV Env protein is also a potent oncoprotein and is responsible for lung cancer in animals. Of concern, Hyal2 is a functional receptor for JSRV in humans. RESULTS: We show here that JSRV is fully capable of infecting human cells, as measured by its reverse transcription and persistence in the DNA of cultured human cells...
January 20, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107737/contrast-enhanced-spectral-mammography-cesm-versus-mri-in-the-high-risk-screening-setting-patient-preferences-and-attitudes
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Jordana Phillips, Matthew M Miller, Tejas S Mehta, Valerie Fein-Zachary, Audrey Nathanson, Wendy Hori, Rita Monahan-Earley, Priscilla J Slanetz
PURPOSE: Our study evaluates patient preferences toward screening CESM versus MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of a prospective study, high-risk patients had breast MRI and CESM. Patients completed an anonymous survey to evaluate preferences regarding the two modalities. RESULTS: 88% of participants completed the survey. 79% preferred CESM over MRI if the exams had equal sensitivity. 89% would be comfortable receiving contrast as part of an annual screening test...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107329/detecting-distress-introducing-routine-screening-in-a-gynecologic-cancer-setting%C3%A2
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Moira O'Connor, Pauline B Tanner, Lisa Miller, Kaaren J Watts, Toni Musiello
BACKGROUND: Cancer results in a wide range of challenges that contribute to patient distress. Detecting distress in patients can result in improved patient outcomes, and early intervention can avoid patients having unmet needs. 
. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to determine the prevalence of distress in patients with gynecologic cancers, identify specific problems, and explore staff perceptions of distress screening.
. METHODS: A mixed-methods design was used...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107253/new-treatments-in-neuro-ophthalmology-the-role-for-evidence
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Mark J Kupersmith, Neil R Miller, Leonard A Levin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107055/radiating-despite-a-lack-of-character-ecological-divergence-among-closely-related-morphologically-similar-honeyeaters-aves-meliphagidae-co-occurring-in-arid-australian-environments
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Eliot T Miller, Sarah K Wagner, Luke J Harmon, Robert E Ricklefs
Quantifying the relationship between form and function can inform use of morphology as a surrogate for ecology. How the strength of this relationship varies continentally can inform understanding of evolutionary radiations; for example, does the relationship break down when certain lineages invade and diversify in novel habitats? The 75 species of Australian honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) are morphologically and ecologically diverse, with species feeding on nectar, insects, fruit, and other resources. We investigated Meliphagidae ecomorphology and community structure by (1) quantifying the concordance between morphology and ecology (foraging behavior), (2) estimating rates of trait evolution in relation to the packing of ecological space, and (3) comparing phylogenetic and trait community structure across the broad environmental gradients of the continent...
February 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106415/charge-dependent-directed-flow-in-cu-au-collisions-at-sqrt-s_-nn-200%C3%A2-%C3%A2-gev
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L Adamczyk, J K Adkins, G Agakishiev, M M Aggarwal, Z Ahammed, I Alekseev, D M Anderson, R Aoyama, A Aparin, D Arkhipkin, E C Aschenauer, M U Ashraf, A Attri, G S Averichev, X Bai, V Bairathi, R Bellwied, A Bhasin, A K Bhati, P Bhattarai, J Bielcik, J Bielcikova, L C Bland, I G Bordyuzhin, J Bouchet, J D Brandenburg, A V Brandin, I Bunzarov, J Butterworth, H Caines, M Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, J M Campbell, D Cebra, I Chakaberia, P Chaloupka, Z Chang, A Chatterjee, S Chattopadhyay, X Chen, J H Chen, J Cheng, M Cherney, W Christie, G Contin, H J Crawford, S Das, L C De Silva, R R Debbe, T G Dedovich, J Deng, A A Derevschikov, B di Ruzza, L Didenko, C Dilks, X Dong, J L Drachenberg, J E Draper, C M Du, L E Dunkelberger, J C Dunlop, L G Efimov, J Engelage, G Eppley, R Esha, S Esumi, O Evdokimov, O Eyser, R Fatemi, S Fazio, P Federic, J Fedorisin, Z Feng, P Filip, E Finch, Y Fisyak, C E Flores, L Fulek, C A Gagliardi, D Garand, F Geurts, A Gibson, M Girard, L Greiner, D Grosnick, D S Gunarathne, Y Guo, S Gupta, A Gupta, W Guryn, A I Hamad, A Hamed, R Haque, J W Harris, L He, S Heppelmann, S Heppelmann, A Hirsch, G W Hoffmann, S Horvat, B Huang, X Huang, H Z Huang, T Huang, P Huck, T J Humanic, G Igo, W W Jacobs, A Jentsch, J Jia, K Jiang, S Jowzaee, E G Judd, S Kabana, D Kalinkin, K Kang, K Kauder, H W Ke, D Keane, A Kechechyan, Z H Khan, D P Kikoła, I Kisel, A Kisiel, L Kochenda, D D Koetke, L K Kosarzewski, A F Kraishan, P Kravtsov, K Krueger, L Kumar, M A C Lamont, J M Landgraf, K D Landry, J Lauret, A Lebedev, R Lednicky, J H Lee, Y Li, C Li, W Li, X Li, X Li, T Lin, M A Lisa, Y Liu, F Liu, T Ljubicic, W J Llope, M Lomnitz, R S Longacre, X Luo, S Luo, G L Ma, R Ma, Y G Ma, L Ma, N Magdy, R Majka, A Manion, S Margetis, C Markert, H S Matis, D McDonald, S McKinzie, K Meehan, J C Mei, Z W Miller, N G Minaev, S Mioduszewski, D Mishra, B Mohanty, M M Mondal, D A Morozov, M K Mustafa, B K Nandi, Md Nasim, T K Nayak, G Nigmatkulov, T Niida, L V Nogach, T Nonaka, J Novak, S B Nurushev, G Odyniec, A Ogawa, K Oh, V A Okorokov, D Olvitt, B S Page, R Pak, Y X Pan, Y Pandit, Y Panebratsev, B Pawlik, H Pei, C Perkins, P Pile, J Pluta, K Poniatowska, J Porter, M Posik, A M Poskanzer, N K Pruthi, M Przybycien, J Putschke, H Qiu, A Quintero, S Ramachandran, R L Ray, R Reed, M J Rehbein, H G Ritter, J B Roberts, O V Rogachevskiy, J L Romero, J D Roth, L Ruan, J Rusnak, O Rusnakova, N R Sahoo, P K Sahu, I Sakrejda, S Salur, J Sandweiss, A Sarkar, J Schambach, R P Scharenberg, A M Schmah, W B Schmidke, N Schmitz, J Seger, P Seyboth, N Shah, E Shahaliev, P V Shanmuganathan, M Shao, A Sharma, M K Sharma, B Sharma, W Q Shen, S S Shi, Z Shi, Q Y Shou, E P Sichtermann, R Sikora, M Simko, S Singha, M J Skoby, D Smirnov, N Smirnov, W Solyst, L Song, P Sorensen, H M Spinka, B Srivastava, T D S Stanislaus, M Stepanov, R Stock, M Strikhanov, B Stringfellow, T Sugiura, M Sumbera, B Summa, Z Sun, Y Sun, X M Sun, B Surrow, D N Svirida, A H Tang, Z Tang, T Tarnowsky, A Tawfik, J Thäder, J H Thomas, A R Timmins, D Tlusty, T Todoroki, M Tokarev, S Trentalange, R E Tribble, P Tribedy, S K Tripathy, O D Tsai, T Ullrich, D G Underwood, I Upsal, G Van Buren, G van Nieuwenhuizen, R Varma, A N Vasiliev, R Vertesi, F Videbæk, S Vokal, S A Voloshin, A Vossen, G Wang, F Wang, J S Wang, Y Wang, H Wang, Y Wang, J C Webb, G Webb, L Wen, G D Westfall, H Wieman, S W Wissink, R Witt, Y Wu, Z G Xiao, W Xie, G Xie, K Xin, Q H Xu, Y F Xu, H Xu, Z Xu, N Xu, J Xu, C Yang, Y Yang, S Yang, Y Yang, Q Yang, Y Yang, Z Ye, Z Ye, L Yi, K Yip, I-K Yoo, N Yu, H Zbroszczyk, W Zha, J Zhang, X P Zhang, S Zhang, Y Zhang, J B Zhang, Z Zhang, S Zhang, J Zhang, J Zhao, C Zhong, L Zhou, X Zhu, Y Zoulkarneeva, M Zyzak
We present the first measurement of charge-dependent directed flow in Cu+Au collisions at sqrt[s_{NN}]=200  GeV. The results are presented as a function of the particle transverse momentum and pseudorapidity for different centralities. A finite difference between the directed flow of positive and negative charged particles is observed that qualitatively agrees with the expectations from the effects of the initial strong electric field between two colliding ions with different nuclear charges. The measured difference in directed flow is much smaller than that obtained from the parton-hadron-string-dynamics model, which suggests that most of the electric charges, i...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106043/humans-rather-than-climate-the-primary-cause-of-pleistocene-megafaunal-extinction-in-australia
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Sander van der Kaars, Gifford H Miller, Chris S M Turney, Ellyn J Cook, Dirk Nürnberg, Joachim Schönfeld, A Peter Kershaw, Scott J Lehman
Environmental histories that span the last full glacial cycle and are representative of regional change in Australia are scarce, hampering assessment of environmental change preceding and concurrent with human dispersal on the continent ca. 47,000 years ago. Here we present a continuous 150,000-year record offshore south-western Australia and identify the timing of two critical late Pleistocene events: wide-scale ecosystem change and regional megafaunal population collapse. We establish that substantial changes in vegetation and fire regime occurred ∼70,000 years ago under a climate much drier than today...
January 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105985/impact-of-traumatic-brain-injury-on-dopaminergic-transmission
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Yuan-Hao Chen, Eagle Yi-Kung, Tung-Tai Kuo, Jonathan Miller, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Barry J
Brain trauma is often associated with severe morbidity and is a major public health concern. Even when injury is mild and no obvious anatomic disruption is seen, many individuals suffer disabling neuropsychological impairments such as memory loss, mood dysfunction, substance abuse, and adjustment disorder. These changes may be related to subtle disruption of neural circuits as well as functional changes at the neurotransmitter level. In particular, there is considerable evidence that dopamine physiology in the nigrostriatal and mesocorticolimbic pathways might be impaired after TBI...
January 20, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105289/development-of-4-heteroarylamino-1-azaspiro-oxazole-5-3-bicyclo-2-2-2-octanes-as-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-receptor-agonists
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Matthew D Hill, Haiquan Fang, H Dalton King, Christiana I Iwuagwu, Ivar M McDonald, James Cook, F Christopher Zusi, Robert A Mate, Ronald J Knox, Debra Post-Munson, Amy Easton, Regina Miller, Kimberley Lentz, Wendy Clarke, Yulia Benitex, Nicholas Lodge, Robert Zaczek, Rex Denton, Daniel Morgan, Linda Bristow, John E Macor, Richard Olson
We describe the synthesis of quinuclidine-containing spiroimidates and their utility as α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) partial agonists. A convergent synthetic route allowed for rapid SAR investigation and provided a diverse set of fused 6,5-heteroaryl analogs. Two potent and selective α7 nAChR partial agonists, (1'S,3'R,4'S)-N-(7-bromopyrrolo[2,1-f][1,2,4]triazin-4-yl)-4H-1'-azaspiro[oxazole-5,3'-bicyclo[2.2.2]octan]-2-amine (20) and (1'S,3'R,4'S)-N-(7-chloropyrrolo[2,1-f][1,2,4]triazin-4-yl)-4H-1'-azaspiro[oxazole-5,3'-bicyclo[2...
January 12, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104363/insights-into-the-distinct-mechanisms-of-action-of-taxane-and-non-taxane-microtubule-stabilizers-from-cryo-em-structures
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Elizabeth H Kellogg, Nisreen M A Hejab, Stuart Howes, Peter Northcote, John H Miller, J Fernando Díaz, Kenneth H Downing, Eva Nogales
A number of microtubule-stabilizing agents have demonstrated or predicted potential as anticancer agents, but a detailed structural basis for their mechanism of action is still lacking. We have obtained high-resolution (3.9-4.2Å) cryo-EM reconstructions of microtubules stabilized by the taxane-site binders Taxol and zampanolide, and by peloruside, which targets a distinct, non-taxoid pocket on β-tubulin. We find that each molecule has unique distinct structural effects on the microtubule lattice structure...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103094/case-study-continuous-monitoring-of-patient-vital-signs-to-reduce-failure-to-rescue-events
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Phyllis J Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100727/quantitative-assessment-of-white-matter-injury-in-preterm-neonates-association-with-outcomes
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Ting Guo, Emma G Duerden, Elysia Adams, Vann Chau, Helen M Branson, M Mallar Chakravarty, Kenneth J Poskitt, Anne Synnes, Ruth E Grunau, Steven P Miller
OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively assess white matter injury (WMI) volume and location in very preterm neonates, and to examine the association of lesion volume and location with 18-month neurodevelopmental outcomes. METHODS: Volume and location of WMI was quantified on MRI in 216 neonates (median gestational age 27.9 weeks) who had motor, cognitive, and language assessments at 18 months corrected age (CA). Neonates were scanned at 32.1 postmenstrual weeks (median) and 68 (31...
January 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100644/multicellular-hypothesis-for-the-pathogenesis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Edward J Goetzl, Bruce L Miller
Extensive abnormal interactions among microglia, astrocytes, and neurons of the CNS have been observed in proteinopathic neurodegenerative dementias of the elderly. These multicellular interactions are initiated by insoluble tangles of phosphorylated tau protein and plaques of amyloid peptides. Most research has focused on these neurotoxic proteins, but much less is known about the pathogenic roles of the responding resident and recruited neural cells. Principal interactions among the major 3 sets of CNS cells are herein considered at several levels in relation to cellular phenotypic alterations, mechanisms of cellular communication, and extent of involvement in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and related proteinopathic dementias...
January 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100185/an-improved-genome-assembly-uncovers-prolific-tandem-repeats-in-atlantic-cod
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Ole K Tørresen, Bastiaan Star, Sissel Jentoft, William B Reinar, Harald Grove, Jason R Miller, Brian P Walenz, James Knight, Jenny M Ekholm, Paul Peluso, Rolf B Edvardsen, Ave Tooming-Klunderud, Morten Skage, Sigbjørn Lien, Kjetill S Jakobsen, Alexander J Nederbragt
BACKGROUND: The first Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) genome assembly published in 2011 was one of the early genome assemblies exclusively based on high-throughput 454 pyrosequencing. Since then, rapid advances in sequencing technologies have led to a multitude of assemblies generated for complex genomes, although many of these are of a fragmented nature with a significant fraction of bases in gaps. The development of long-read sequencing and improved software now enable the generation of more contiguous genome assemblies...
January 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099531/sarcoidosis-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-connection-documented-in-a-case-series-of-3-patients
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Sara A Berg, Roberto A Novoa, Campbell Stewart, Joseph F Sobanko, Christopher J Miller, Misha Rosenbach
Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystem disease characterized by the formation of noncaseating granulomas in multiple organs, including the skin. An association between multisystem sarcoidosis and an increased risk for malignancy has been established. Dermatologists should be aware of the increased risk for nonmelanoma skin cancers in patients with sarcoidosis. We report a series of 3 patients with primarily cutaneous sarcoidosis who presented with new-onset cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Two patients were black women and 1 patient presented with lesions of cutaneous sarcoidosis arising concurrently with SCCs in the same location, distinguishable only by biopsy...
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099150/elimination-of-quiescent-slow-cycling-cells-via-reducing-quiescence-depth-by-natural-compounds-purified-from-ganoderma-lucidum
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Jian Dai, Matthew A Miller, Nicholas J Everetts, Xia Wang, Peng Li, Ye Li, Jian-Hua Xu, Guang Yao
The medical mushroom Ganoderma lucidum has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine and shown effective in the treatment of many diseases including cancer. Here we studied the cytotoxic effects of two natural compounds purified from Ganoderma lucidum, ergosterol peroxide and ganodermanondiol. We found that these two compounds exhibited cytotoxicity not only against fast proliferating cells, but on quiescent, slow-cycling cells. Using a fibroblast cell-quiescence model, we found that the cytotoxicity on quiescent cells was due to induced apoptosis, and was associated with a shallower quiescent state in compound-treated cells, resultant from the increased basal activity of an Rb-E2F bistable switch that controls quiescence exit...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098489/a-gradient-boosting-machine-for-hierarchically-clustered-data
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Patrick J Miller, Daniel B McArtor, Gitta H Lubke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Multivariate Behavioral Research
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