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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327244/how-should-we-tackle-financial-and-prosocial-biases-against-unattractive-people
#1
Francesca Minerva
The fact that attractive people benefit from their good looks is not bad per se. Rather, what is worrisome is the fact that unattractive people are discriminated against, and that such discrimination negatively affects many aspects of their lives. I focus on the moral implications of this discrimination and on the possible measures that could be taken to alleviate it.
January 2017: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315532/oral-chemotherapy-adherence-a-novel-nursing-intervention-using-an-electronic-health-record-workflow%C3%A2
#2
German Rodriguez, Minerva A Utate, George Joseph, Thelma St Victor
In the ambulatory care setting, chemotherapy regimens have become increasingly complex with the combination of induction treatments and oral medications. Nurses at one cancer center implemented an oral adherence tracking documentation system in the electronic health record (EHR). Oncology nurses assessed and monitored adherence to oral chemotherapy at each clinical encounter and during telephone calls and then documented findings in the EHR. After implementing this new standardized approach, adherence rates were captured as a metric for the organization...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289810/non-odontogenic-tumors-of-the-facial-bones-in-children-and-adolescents-role-of-multiparametric-imaging
#3
REVIEW
Minerva Becker, Salvatore Stefanelli, Anne-Laure Rougemont, Pierre Alexandre Poletti, Laura Merlini
Tumors of the pediatric facial skeleton represent a major challenge in clinical practice because they can lead to functional impairment, facial deformation, and long-term disfigurement. Their treatment often requires a multidisciplinary approach, and radiologists play a pivotal role in the diagnosis and management of these lesions. Although rare, pediatric tumors arising in the facial bones comprise a wide spectrum of benign and malignant lesions of osteogenic, fibrogenic, hematopoietic, neurogenic, or epithelial origin...
March 13, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255024/cosmetic-surgery-and-conscientious-objection
#4
Francesca Minerva
In this paper, I analyse the issue of conscientious objection in relation to cosmetic surgery. I consider cases of doctors who might refuse to perform a cosmetic treatment because: (1) the treatment aims at achieving a goal which is not in the traditional scope of cosmetic surgery; (2) the motivation of the patient to undergo the surgery is considered trivial; (3) the patient wants to use the surgery to promote moral or political values that conflict with the doctor's ones; (4) the patient requires an intervention that would benefit himself/herself, but could damage society at large...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228444/brown-adipose-tissue-not-just-a-heater
#5
EDITORIAL
Lin Chang, Minerva T Garcia-Barrio, Y Eugene Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183528/transethnic-genome-wide-scan-identifies-novel-alzheimer-s-disease-loci
#6
Gyungah R Jun, Jaeyoon Chung, Jesse Mez, Robert Barber, Gary W Beecham, David A Bennett, Joseph D Buxbaum, Goldie S Byrd, Minerva M Carrasquillo, Paul K Crane, Carlos Cruchaga, Philip De Jager, Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, Denis Evans, M Danielle Fallin, Tatiana M Foroud, Robert P Friedland, Alison M Goate, Neill R Graff-Radford, Hugh Hendrie, Kathleen S Hall, Kara L Hamilton-Nelson, Rivka Inzelberg, M Ilyas Kamboh, John S K Kauwe, Walter A Kukull, Brian W Kunkle, Ryozo Kuwano, Eric B Larson, Mark W Logue, Jennifer J Manly, Eden R Martin, Thomas J Montine, Shubhabrata Mukherjee, Adam Naj, Eric M Reiman, Christiane Reitz, Richard Sherva, Peter H St George-Hyslop, Timothy Thornton, Steven G Younkin, Badri N Vardarajan, Li-San Wang, Jens R Wendlund, Ashley R Winslow, Jonathan Haines, Richard Mayeux, Margaret A Pericak-Vance, Gerard Schellenberg, Kathryn L Lunetta, Lindsay A Farrer
INTRODUCTION: Genetic loci for Alzheimer's disease (AD) have been identified in whites of European ancestry, but the genetic architecture of AD among other populations is less understood. METHODS: We conducted a transethnic genome-wide association study (GWAS) for late-onset AD in Stage 1 sample including whites of European Ancestry, African-Americans, Japanese, and Israeli-Arabs assembled by the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium. Suggestive results from Stage 1 from novel loci were followed up using summarized results in the International Genomics Alzheimer's Project GWAS dataset...
February 7, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182313/h3k23me1-is-an-evolutionary-conserved-histone-modification-associated-with-cg-dna-methylation-in-arabidopsis
#7
Minerva S Trejo-Arellano, Walid Mahrez, Miyuki Nakamura, Jordi Moreno-Romero, Paolo Nanni, Claudia Köhler, Lars Hennig
Amino-terminal tails of histones are targets for diverse post-translational modifications whose combinatorial action may constitute a code that will be read and interpreted by cellular proteins to define particular transcriptional states. Here, we describe monomethylation of histone H3 lysine 23 (H3K23me1) as a histone modification not previously described in plants. H3K23me1 is an evolutionary conserved mark in diverse flowering plant species. Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by high-throughput sequencing in Arabidopsis thaliana showed that H3K23me1 was highly enriched in pericentromeric regions and depleted from chromosome arms...
February 9, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126556/debaryomyces-hansenii-up-regulates-superoxide-dismutase-gene-expression-and-enhances-the-immune-response-and-survival-in-pacific-red-snapper-lutjanus-peru-leukocytes-after-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-infection
#8
Carlos Angulo, Minerva Maldonado, Karen Delgado, Martha Reyes-Becerril
Application of yeast is increasing to improve welfare and promotes growth in aquaculture. The halotolerant yeast Debaryomyces hansenii is normally a non-pathogenic yeast with probiotic properties and potential source of antioxidant enzymes as superoxide dismutase. Here, first, we characterized the sequence features of MnSOD and icCu/ZnSOD from Pacific red snapper, and second, we evaluated the potential antioxidant immune responses of the marine yeast Debaryomyces hansenii strain CBS004 in leukocytes which were then subjected to Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection...
January 23, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124232/effectiveness-and-risk-factors-for-virological-outcome-of-raltegravir-based-therapy-for-treatment-experienced-hiv-infected-patients
#9
José Antonio Mata-Marín, Ariane Estrella Weiser Smeke, Mariana Rotzinger Rodriguez, Marcelino Chávez-García, Marco Isaac Banda-Lara, Alma Minerva Pérez Rios, Nohemí Nuñez-Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Domínguez-Hermosillo, Alberto Chaparro Sánchez, Irene Juarez-Kasusky, Javier Enrique Cruz Herrera, Jorge Luis Sandoval Ramírez, Jesús Gaytán-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effectiveness of a raltegravir (RAL)-containing regimen plus an optimized background regimen in HIV-1 highly treatment-experienced patients. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort, multicentre study was conducted. METHODS: Adult (>16 years old) HIV treatment-experience patients starting therapy with a RAL-containing regimen were included. Effectiveness was evaluated as the percentage of patients with an undetectable HIV-1 RNA viral load (<50 and <200 copies/mL) after 48 weeks, and changes in CD4+ cell counts...
March 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106563/comprehensive-screening-for-disease-risk-variants-in-early-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-genes-in-african-americans-identifies-novel-psen-variants
#10
Aurelie N'Songo, Minerva M Carrasquillo, Xue Wang, Thuy Nguyen, Yan Asmann, Steven G Younkin, Mariet Allen, Ranjan Duara, Maria T Greig Custo, Neill Graff-Radford, Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner
We conducted a comprehensive screening of rare coding variants in an African American cohort to identify novel pathogenic mutations within the early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) genes (APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2) in this understudied population. Whole-exome sequencing of 238 African American subjects identified 6 rare missense variants within the EOAD genes, which were observed in AD cases but never among controls. These variants were analyzed in an independent cohort of 300 African American subjects in which PSEN2:NM_000447:exon5:c...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106352/a-year-in-review-in-minerva-anestesiologica-2016-critical-care-experimental-and-clinical-studies
#11
Franco Cavaliere, Guillermo M Albaiceta, Gianni Biancofiore, Elena Bignami, Edoardo DE Robertis, Alberto Giannini, Salvatore Grasso, Sabino Scolletta, Peter Spieth, Fabio S Taccone, Pierpaolo Terragni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097223/abca7-loss-of-function-variants-expression-and-neurologic-disease-risk
#12
Mariet Allen, Sarah J Lincoln, Morgane Corda, Jens O Watzlawik, Minerva M Carrasquillo, Joseph S Reddy, Jeremy D Burgess, Thuy Nguyen, Kimberly Malphrus, Ronald C Petersen, Neill R Graff-Radford, Dennis W Dickson, Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and characterize putative "loss-of-function" (LOF) adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette, subfamily A member 7 (ABCA7) mutations reported to associate with Alzheimer disease (AD) risk. METHODS: We genotyped 6 previously reported ABCA7 putative LOF variants in 1,465 participants with AD, 381 participants with other neuropathologies (non-AD), and 1,043 controls and assessed the overall mutational burden for association with different diagnosis groups...
February 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096035/the-role-of-health-economics-in-the-evaluation-of-surgery-and-operative-technologies
#13
Matthew Taylor
Dr Matthew Taylor is the director of York Health Economics Consortium and leads the Consortium's health technology assessment program. The work of York Health Economics Consortium involves empirical research in health economics for both the private and public sectors. Dr Taylor is the scientific lead for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Economic and Methodological Unit and a former member of NICE's Public Health Advisory Committee. He is also managing director (Europe) of Minerva, an international network of health economics consultancies...
February 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092253/-mexican-treatment-goals-for-plaque-psoriasis
#14
Lorena Estrada-Aguilar, Mario Amaya-Guerra, Minerva Gómez-Flores, Esther Guevara-Sanginés, Fermín Jurado-Santacruz, Adriana Lopeztello-Santillán, César Maldonado-García, Mónica Rivera-Gómez, Norma Rodríguez-Martínez, Luis Vega-González
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease with a worldwide prevalence between 6 and 39% in moderate to severe forms. In European countries like Germany and England was identified that only one third of patients with moderate to severe forms will receive systemic management, this fact motivated to integrate into Europe an international consensus on treatment goals with the aim of providing support to the dermatologist by algorithms that serve as a therapeutic guide that allows you to gain control short and long term effects of this disease...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092244/-depression-and-burden-on-primary-caregivers-of-elderly-persons-with-physical-dependence-of-the-umf-171
#15
Cristina Navarro-Sandoval, Lizbeth Carlota Uriostegui-Espíritu, Edna Gabriela Delgado-Quiñones, Minerva Natalia Sahagún-Cuevas
BACKGROUND: According to the National Health and Nutrition Survey of 2012, more than a quarter of older adults (26.9%) have some degree of disability, requiring a primary caregiver to perform basic activities of daily living. The aim is to determine the prevalence of depression and burden on primary caregivers of elderly persons with physical dependence. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study with non-probability sampling that included the primary caregivers of elderly patients with physical dependence...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073868/delayed-diagnosis-of-fractured-anterior-arch-of-the-atlas-in-a-young-child
#16
Sergio B Sesia, Friederike Prüfer, Michael Walther, Daniel Studer
A 2-year-old girl fell off a bunk bed onto a parquet floor. She immediately reported neck pain and presented with muscle spasm and limited motion of the cervical spine (C-spine). Plain X-rays of the C-spine showed no osseous lesion. Owing to persisting pain and limited motion in the neck, MRI of the C-spine was obtained which revealed intact ligaments and cervical spinal cord, as well as soft tissue swelling in front of the anterior arch of the atlas. Subsequent CT of the C-spine confirmed a complete, undisplaced fracture of the anterior arch of the atlas (Gehweiler type I fracture)...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053907/prevalence-of-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-and-oral-characteristics-of-oncologic-patients-treated-with-bisphosphonates-at-the-general-hospital-of-mexico
#17
María Verónica Cuevas-González, Celia Minerva Díaz-Aguirre, Enrique Echevarría-Y-Pérez, Juan Carlos Cuevas-González
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and oral characteristics of cancer patients treated with bisphosphonates in the oncology and maxillofacial prosthesis departments of the General Hospital of Mexico between 2011 and 2013. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included patients who received prior treatment with bisphosphonates; an intraoral examination was performed by 2 standardized examiners. RESULTS: The prevalence of bisphosphonate-related necrosis in 75 patients was 2...
December 2016: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012078/odontoid-osteomyelitis-with-atlantoaxial-subluxation-in-an-infant
#18
Hoon Park, Hyung Kwon Byeon, Hak-Sun Kim, Jung Jun Hong, Kyung-Soo Suk
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of odontoid osteomyelitis with atlantoaxial subluxation in a 6-month-old infant. BACKGROUND: Odontoid osteomyelitis with atlantoaxial subluxation is extremely rare in children. Although several cases have been reported, there have been no studies concerning proper surgical drainage and immobilization in this disease. METHODS: A 6-month-old infant with odontoid osteomyelitis with atlantoaxial subluxation was surgically treated...
December 23, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008639/the-invisible-discrimination-before-our-eyes-a-bioethical-analysis
#19
Francesca Minerva
The goal of this article is to introduce a philosophical analysis of a widely neglected condition which affects between 3% and 18% of the population. People affected by this condition (which will be revealed later in the article) experience a lower level of wellbeing than the average population and are discriminated against in both their professional and their personal life. I will argue that this form of discrimination should be taken more seriously in philosophical debate and that social, legal and medical measures ought to be taken in order to improve the quality of life of people affected by this condition...
December 23, 2016: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939925/a-candidate-regulatory-variant-at-the-trem-gene-cluster-associates-with-decreased-alzheimer-s-disease-risk-and-increased-treml1-and-trem2-brain-gene-expression
#20
Minerva M Carrasquillo, Mariet Allen, Jeremy D Burgess, Xue Wang, Samantha L Strickland, Shivani Aryal, Joanna Siuda, Michaela L Kachadoorian, Christopher Medway, Curtis S Younkin, Asha Nair, Chen Wang, Pritha Chanana, Daniel Serie, Thuy Nguyen, Sarah Lincoln, Kimberly G Malphrus, Kevin Morgan, Todd E Golde, Nathan D Price, Charles C White, Philip L De Jager, David A Bennett, Yan W Asmann, Julia E Crook, Ronald C Petersen, Neill R Graff-Radford, Dennis W Dickson, Steven G Younkin, Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that common Alzheimer's disease (AD)-associated variants within the triggering receptor expressed on myeloid (TREM) gene cluster influence disease through gene expression. METHODS: Expression microarrays on temporal cortex and cerebellum from ∼400 neuropathologically diagnosed subjects and two independent RNAseq replication cohorts were used for expression quantitative trait locus analysis. RESULTS: A variant within a DNase hypersensitive site 5' of TREM2, rs9357347-C, associates with reduced AD risk and increased TREML1 and TREM2 levels (uncorrected P = 6...
December 8, 2016: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
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