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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430109/acquisition-of-electrocardiogram-signals-during-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#1
Julien Oster, Gari Clifford
The recording of the electrocardiogram (ECG) during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acquisition is of great interest and importance. Firstly, MRI acquisition is a relatively slow process, which therefore complicates the imaging of moving organs. Cardiac MRI requires the development of strategies for acquiring high quality images, which is mainly achieved by synchronising the image acquisition with a specific time during the cardiac cycle. The ECG is used to monitor the heart's activity, and the detection of the largest and steepest peak in the cardiac cycle (the QRS complex) triggers the acquisition of slices of the k-space...
April 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424227/onc201-demonstrates-anti-tumor-effects-in-both-triple-negative-and-non-triple-negative-breast-cancers-through-trail-dependent-and-trail-independent-mechanisms
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Marie D Ralff, Christina L B Kline, Ozan C Küçükkase, Jessica Wagner, Bora Lim, David T Dicker, Varun V Prabhu, Wolfgang Oster, Wafik S El-Deiry
Breast cancer is a major cause of cancer-related death. TRAIL has been of interest as a cancer therapeutic, but only a subset of triple negative breast cancers (TNBC) is sensitive to TRAIL. The small molecule ONC201 induces expression of TRAIL and its receptor DR5. ONC201 has entered clinical trials in advanced cancers. Here we show that ONC201 is efficacious against both TNBC and non-TNBC cells (n=13)--. A subset of TNBC and non-TNBC cells succumb to ONC201-induced cell death. In 2/8 TNBC cell lines, ONC201 treatment induces caspase-8 cleavage and cell death that is blocked by TRAIL-neutralizing antibody RIK2...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417473/ophthalmology-patients-interest-in-online-access-to-clinic-notes-at-three-us-clinics
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Bryan S Lee, Natalia V Oster, Galen Y Chen, Leona L Ding, Janice D Walker, Joann G Elmore
PURPOSE: This study aimed to understand patients' perceptions about potential benefits and harms of accessing their own ophthalmology clinic notes via an electronic patient portal as part of the OpenNotes initiative. METHODS: The authors conducted a cross-sectional, in-person survey of ophthalmology patients at three US eye clinics. The paper survey was self-administered or administered with assistance from study staff before or after patients' clinical visits. The authors used descriptive statistics to summarise patient characteristics and patient attitudes about accessing their ophthalmology notes online...
April 17, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347928/maintenance-of-membrane-organization-in-the-aging-mouse-brain-as-the-determining-factor-for-preventing-receptor-dysfunction-and-for-improving-response-to-anti-alzheimer-treatments
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Julie Colin, Mélanie H Thomas, Lynn Gregory-Pauron, Anthony Pinçon, Marie-Claire Lanhers, Catherine Corbier, Thomas Claudepierre, Frances T Yen, Thierry Oster, Catherine Malaplate-Armand
Although a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), the "aging" parameter is not systematically considered in preclinical validation of anti-AD drugs. To explore how aging affects neuronal reactivity to anti-AD agents, the ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF)-associated pathway was chosen as a model. Comparison of the neuroprotective properties of CNTF in 6- and 18-month old mice revealed that CNTF resistance in the older animals is associated with the exclusion of the CNTF-receptor subunits from rafts and their subsequent dispersion to non-raft cortical membrane domains...
March 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332146/physiological-substrates-of-executive-functioning-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Bailey A Munro, Lisa L Weyandt, Lily E Hall, Danielle R Oster, Bergljot Gyda Gudmundsdottir, Benjamin G Kuhar
Executive function (EF) is a multifaceted construct that has been defined as a set of higher-order cognitive processes that allow for flexibility, self-regulation, strategic planning, and goal-directed behaviors. EFs have been studied in numerous clinical disorders using a variety of neuropsychological tasks and, more recently, neuroimaging techniques. The underlying physiological substrates of EF were historically attributed to the frontal lobes; however, recent studies suggest more widespread involvement of additional brain regions...
March 22, 2017: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331050/first-in-human-clinical-trial-of-oral-onc201-in-patients-with-refractory-solid-tumors
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Mark N Stein, Joseph R Bertino, Howard L Kaufman, Tina Mayer, Rebecca Moss, Ann Silk, Nancy Chan, Jyoti Malhotra, Lorna Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Joseph Aisner, Robert D Aiken, Bruce G Haffty, Robert S DiPaola, Tracie Saunders, Andrew Zloza, Sherri Damare, Yasmeen Beckett, Bangning Yu, Saltanat Najmi, Christian Gabel, Siobhan Dickerson, Ling Zheng, Wafik S El-Deiry, Joshua E Allen, Martin Stogniew, Wolfgang Oster, Janice M Mehnert
Purpose ONC201 is a small molecule selective antagonist of the G protein-coupled receptor DRD2 that is the founding member of the imipridone class of compounds. A first-in-human phase I study of ONC201 was conducted to determine its recommended phase II dose (RP2D). Experimental Design This open-label study treated 10 patients during dose escalation with histologically-confirmed advanced solid tumors. Patients received ONC201 orally once every 3 weeks, defined as one cycle, at doses from 125 to 625 mg using an accelerated titration design...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318764/increasing-hiv-1-subtype-diversity-in-seven-states-united-states-2006-2013
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Alexandra M Oster, William M Switzer, Angela L Hernandez, Neeraja Saduvala, Joel O Wertheim, Ndidi Nwangwu-Ike, M Cheryl Ocfemia, Ellsworth Campbell, H Irene Hall
PURPOSE: The aim of the analysis was to explore HIV-1 subtype diversity in the United States and understand differences in prevalence of non-B subtypes and circulating recombinant forms (CRFs) between demographic/risk groups and over time. METHODS: We included HIV-1 polymerase sequences reported to the National HIV Surveillance System for HIV infections diagnosed during 2006-2013 in seven states. We assigned subtype or CRF using the automated subtyping tool COMET, assessed subtype/CRF prevalence by demographic characteristics and country of birth, and determined changes in subtype/CRF by HIV diagnosis year...
February 22, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299882/systolic-ejection-click-versus-split-first-heart-sound-are-our-ears-deceiving-us
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Natalie M Hoeting, Courtney E McCracken, Michael McConnell, Denver Sallee, Glen J Iannucci, Matthew E Oster
OBJECTIVE: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is associated with potential lifetime complications, but auscultation of a BAV click is commonly missed or mistaken for a benign split first heart sound. Our objective was to determine whether pediatric cardiologists could reliably distinguish between BAV clicks and benign split first heart sounds. DESIGN: Quality evaluation project using de-identified recordings from an outpatient pediatric cardiology clinic. OUTCOME MEASURES: Twenty-one cardiologists listened to five de-identified recordings of pediatric heart sounds (three with BAV clicks, two with mitral components of benign split first heart sounds) and indicated whether they believed each recording was a BAV or split first heart sound...
March 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289116/patients-typing-their-own-visit-agendas-into-an-electronic-medical-record-pilot-in-a-safety-net-clinic
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McHale O Anderson, Sara L Jackson, Natalia V Oster, Sue Peacock, Janice D Walker, Galen Y Chen, Joann G Elmore
Collaborative visit agenda setting between patient and doctor is recommended. We assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and utility of patients attending a large primary care safety-net clinic typing their agendas into the electronic visit note before seeing their clinicians. One hundred and one patients and their 28 clinicians completed post-visit surveys. Patients and clinicians agreed that the agendas improved patient-clinician communication (patients 79%, clinician 74%), and wanted to continue having patients type agendas in the future (73%, 82%)...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265620/glycine-functionalized-copper-ii-hydroxide-nanoparticles-with-high-intrinsic-superoxide-dismutase-activity
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Karsten Korschelt, Ruben Ragg, Carmen S Metzger, Martin Kluenker, Michael Oster, Bastian Barton, Martin Panthöfer, Dennis Strand, Ute Kolb, Mihail Mondeshki, Susanne Strand, Jürgen Brieger, M Nawaz Tahir, Wolfgang Tremel
Superoxide dismutases (SOD) are a group of enzymes that catalyze the dismutation of superoxide (O2(-)) radicals into molecular oxygen (O2) and H2O2 as a first line of defense against oxidative stress. Here, we show that glycine-functionalized copper(ii) hydroxide nanoparticles (Gly-Cu(OH)2 NPs) are functional SOD mimics, whereas bulk Cu(OH)2 is insoluble in water and catalytically inactive. In contrast, Gly-Cu(OH)2 NPs form water-dispersible mesocrystals with a SOD-like activity that is larger than that of their natural CuZn enzyme counterpart...
March 7, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260177/older-age-at-the-completion-of-linear-growth-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-adult-glioma
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Rebecca B Little, L Burt Nabors, Jeffrey J Olson, Zachary J Thompson, Carrie M Rozmeski, Renato V LaRocca, Peter A Forsyth, Reid C Thompson, Robert A Oster, Sajeel A Chowdhary, Kathleen M Egan
PURPOSE: To examine the association of age when adult height was attained with glioma risk. METHODS: We analyzed data from a US-based case-control study of glioma risk factors. Logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) associated between age at attainment of adult height and glioma risk. Multivariate models were adjusted for age, race, sex, education, and state of residence. We examined associations overall, and according to glioma grade, sex, and final adult height...
March 4, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258972/design-of-a-mechanism-for-converting-the-energy-of-knee-motions-by-using-electroactive-polymers
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Pascal Armbruster, Yannick Oster, Marcel Vogt, Christian Pylatiuk
Harvesting energy from human body motions has become a promising option to prolong battery life for powering medical devices for autonomy. Up to now, different generating principles including dielectric electroactive polymers (DEAPs) have been suggested for energy conversion. However, there is a lack of mechanisms that are specifically designed to convert energy with DEAPs. In a proof of concept study, a mechanical system was designed for stretching DEAPs in those phases of the gait cycle, in which the muscles mainly perform negative work...
March 4, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243224/rodent-models-for-the-analysis-of-tissue-clock-function-in-metabolic-rhythms-research
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REVIEW
Anthony H Tsang, Mariana Astiz, Brinja Leinweber, Henrik Oster
The circadian timing system consists on a distributed network of cellular clocks that together coordinate 24-h rhythms of physiology and behavior. Clock function and metabolism are tightly coupled, from the cellular to the organismal level. Genetic and non-genetic approaches in rodents have been employed to study circadian clock function in the living organism. Due to the ubiquitous expression of clock genes and the intricate interaction between the circadian system and energy metabolism, genetic approaches targeting specific tissue clocks have been used to assess their contribution in systemic metabolic processes...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240079/striving-for-the-impossible
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Cynthia Oster, Jane Braaten
Mrs Kinnon has just had a knee replacement and is in a ward. She has specific ambulation and fall precautions, and needs a bed alarm at night. She has been prescribed a blood thinner and is especially vulnerable to injury.
February 27, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229109/interaction-between-circadian-rhythms-and-stress
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REVIEW
C E Koch, B Leinweber, B C Drengberg, C Blaum, H Oster
Life on earth has adapted to the day-night cycle by evolution of internal, so-called circadian clocks that adjust behavior and physiology to the recurring changes in environmental conditions. In mammals, a master pacemaker located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus receives environmental light information and synchronizes peripheral tissues and central non-SCN clocks to geophysical time. Regulatory systems such as the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the autonomic nervous system (ANS), both being important for the regulation of stress responses, receive strong circadian input...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228450/academic-outcomes-in-children-with-congenital-heart-defects-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Matthew E Oster, Stephanie Watkins, Kevin D Hill, Jessica H Knight, Robert E Meyer
BACKGROUND: Most studies evaluating neurocognitive outcomes in children with congenital heart defects (CHD) have focused on high-risk patients or used specialized, resource-intensive testing. To determine the association of CHD with academic outcomes and compare outcomes according to the severity of CHD, we linked state educational records with a birth defects registry and birth certificates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using data from the North Carolina Birth Defects Monitoring Program, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services vital records...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166486/drinking-motives-of-adult-patients-seeking-treatment-for-problematic-alcohol-use
#17
Anders Hammarberg, Caisa Öster, Christina Nehlin
INTRODUCTION: The Drinking Motives Questionnaire (DMQ) measures motives for alcohol consumption on four subscales. Coping with negative affect and enhancement of positive affect have been shown to be associated with high levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems. Few studies exist concerning drinking motives among treatment-seeking patients. The aims of the study were to investigate the factor structure of the shortened form of the revised DMQ (DMQ-R SF), map main drinking, explore group differences in motives due to sex, age, level of drinking problems and symptoms of depression/anxiety and to investigate whether different drinking motives predict alcohol-related problems in this group...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Addictive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147620/infant-pitch-perception-missing-fundamental-melody-discrimination
#18
Bonnie K Lau, Kaylah Lalonde, Monika-Maria Oster, Lynne A Werner
Although recent results show that 3-month-olds can discriminate complex tones by their missing fundamental, it is arguable whether they are discriminating on the basis of a perceived pitch. A defining characteristic of pitch is that it carries melodic information. This study investigated whether 3-month-olds, 7-month-olds, and adults can detect a change in a melody composed of missing fundamental complexes. Participants heard a seven-note melody and learned to respond to a change that violated the melodic contour...
January 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126722/design-principles-for-robust-vesiculation-in-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis
#19
Julian E Hassinger, George Oster, David G Drubin, Padmini Rangamani
A critical step in cellular-trafficking pathways is the budding of membranes by protein coats, which recent experiments have demonstrated can be inhibited by elevated membrane tension. The robustness of processes like clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) across a diverse range of organisms and mechanical environments suggests that the protein machinery in this process has evolved to take advantage of some set of physical design principles to ensure robust vesiculation against opposing forces like membrane tension...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106759/sex-specific-muscular-maturation-responses-following-prenatal-exposure-to-methylation-related-micronutrients-in-pigs
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Michael Oster, Nares Trakooljul, Henry Reyer, Annette Zeyner, Eduard Muráni, Siriluck Ponsuksili, Klaus Wimmers
Supplementation of micronutrients involved in DNA methylation, particularly during pregnancy, is recommended because of its impacts on human health, but further evidence is needed regarding the effects of over-supplementation and differences between sexes. Here, a porcine model was used to assess effects of maternal supplementation with one-carbon-cycle compounds during prenatal and postnatal stages on offspring muscle development. Sows received either a standard diet (CON) or a standard diet supplemented with folate, B6, B12, methionine, choline, and zinc (MET) throughout gestation...
January 18, 2017: Nutrients
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