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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438783/mistakes-and-missed-opportunities-regarding-cosmetic-surgery-and-conscientious-objection
#1
Toni C Saad
In her paper 'Cosmetic surgery and conscientious objection', Minerva rightly identifies cosmetic surgery as an interesting test case for the question of conscientious objection in medicine. Her treatment of this important subject, however, seems problematic. It is argued that Minerva's suggestion that a doctor has a prima facie duty to satisfy patient preferences even against his better clinical judgment, which we call Patient Preference Absolutism, must be regarded with scepticism. This is because (1) it overlooks an important distinction regarding autonomy's meaning and place in clinical practice, and (2) it makes obsolete the important concepts of expert clinical judgment and beneficence...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428219/deficiency-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-protects-against-atherosclerosis-in-rabbits
#2
Jifeng Zhang, Manabu Niimi, Dongshan Yang, Jingyan Liang, Jie Xu, Tokuhide Kimura, Anna V Mattew, Yanhong Guo, Yanbo Fan, Tianqing Zhu, Jun Song, Rose Ackermann, Yui Koike, Anna Schwendeman, Liangxue Lai, Subramaniam Pennathur, Minerva Garcia-Barrio, Jianglin Fan, Y Eugene Chen
OBJECTIVE: CETP (cholesteryl ester transfer protein) plays an important role in lipoprotein metabolism; however, whether inhibition of CETP activity can prevent cardiovascular disease remains controversial. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We generated CETP knockout (KO) rabbits by zinc finger nuclease gene editing and compared their susceptibility to cholesterol diet-induced atherosclerosis to that of wild-type (WT) rabbits. On a chow diet, KO rabbits showed higher plasma levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol than WT controls, and HDL particles of KO rabbits were essentially rich in apolipoprotein AI and apolipoprotein E contents...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426765/allatotropin-a-pleiotropic-neuropeptide-that-elicits-mosquito-immune-responses
#3
Salvador Hernández-Martínez, Minerva Sánchez-Zavaleta, Kevin Brito, Antonia Herrera-Ortiz, Sheila Ons, Fernando G Noriega
Allatotropins (AT) are neuropeptides with pleotropic functions on a variety of insect tissues. They affect processes such as juvenile hormone biosynthesis, cardiac rhythm, oviduct and hindgut contractions, nutrient absorption and circadian cycle. The present work provides experimental evidence that AT elicits immune responses in two important mosquito disease vectors, Anopheles albimanus and Aedes aegypti. Hemocytes and an immune-competent mosquito cell line responded to AT by showing strong morphological changes and increasing bacterial phagocytic activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425496/3-4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine-increases-affiliative-behaviors-in-squirrel-monkeys-in-a-serotonin-2a-receptor-dependent-manner
#4
Elizabeth G Pitts, Adelaide R Minerva, Erika B Oliver, Jordan N Kohn, Meghan T Logun, Agnieszka Sulima, Kenner C Rice, Leonard L Howell
3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) increases sociality in humans and animals. Release of serotonin (5-HT) is thought to play an important role in the increase in social behaviors, but the mechanisms underlying these effects are poorly understood. Despite the advantages of nonhuman primate models, no studies have examined the mechanisms of the social effects of MDMA in nonhuman primates. The behavior and vocalizations of four group-housed squirrel monkeys were examined following administration of MDMA, its enantiomers, and methamphetamine...
April 20, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401438/resveratrol-induces-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-decreases-chronological-life-span-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-in-a-glucose-dependent-manner
#5
Minerva Ramos-Gomez, Ivanna Karina Olivares-Marin, Melina Canizal-García, Juan Carlos González-Hernández, Gerardo M Nava, Luis Alberto Madrigal-Perez
A broad range of health benefits have been attributed to resveratrol (RSV) supplementation in mammalian systems, including the increases in longevity. Nonetheless, despite the growing number of studies performed with RSV, the molecular mechanism by which it acts still remains unknown. Recently, it has been proposed that inhibition of the oxidative phosphorylation activity is the principal mechanism of RSV action. This mechanism suggests that RSV might induce mitochondrial dysfunction resulting in oxidative damage to cells with a concomitant decrease of cell viability and cellular life span...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389185/an-unanticipated-airway-problem-in-a-man-undergoing-femoral-popliteal-bypass
#6
Soo H Kim, Jason C Vitek, Minerva P Kryniak, Paul S Pagel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381261/challenges-for-achieving-safe-and-effective-radical-cure-of-plasmodium-vivax-a-round-table-discussion-of-the-apmen-vivax-working-group
#7
Kamala Thriemer, Benedikt Ley, Albino Bobogare, Lek Dysoley, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Ayodhia P Pasaribu, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Elodie Jambert, Gonzalo J Domingo, Robert Commons, Sarah Auburn, Jutta Marfurt, Angela Devine, Mohammad M Aktaruzzaman, Nayeem Sohel, Rinzin Namgay, Tobgyel Drukpa, Surender Nath Sharma, Elvieda Sarawati, Iriani Samad, Minerva Theodora, Simone Nambanya, Sonesay Ounekham, Rose Nanti Binti Mudin, Garib Da Thakur, Leo Sora Makita, Raffy Deray, Sang-Eun Lee, Leonard Boaz, Manjula N Danansuriya, Santha D Mudiyanselage, Nipon Chinanonwait, Suravadee Kitchakarn, Johnny Nausien, Esau Naket, Thang Ngo Duc, Ha Do Manh, Young S Hong, Qin Cheng, Jack S Richards, Rita Kusriastuti, Ari Satyagraha, Rintis Noviyanti, Xavier C Ding, Wasif Ali Khan, Ching Swe Phru, Zhu Guoding, Gao Qi, Akira Kaneko, Olivo Miotto, Wang Nguitragool, Wanlapa Roobsoong, Katherine Battle, Rosalind E Howes, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Stephan Duparc, Ipsita Pal Bhowmick, Enny Kenangalem, Jo-Anne Bibit, Alyssa Barry, David Sintasath, Rabindra Abeyasinghe, Carol H Sibley, James McCarthy, Lorenz von Seidlein, J Kevin Baird, Ric N Price
The delivery of safe and effective radical cure for Plasmodium vivax is one of the greatest challenges for achieving malaria elimination from the Asia-Pacific by 2030. During the annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network Vivax Working Group in October 2016, a round table discussion was held to discuss the programmatic issues hindering the widespread use of primaquine (PQ) radical cure. Participants included 73 representatives from 16 partner countries and 33 institutional partners and other research institutes...
April 5, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358174/minerva-chirurgica-2017-mar-27
#8
Eugenia Yiannakopoulou
Minimally invasive surgery has an established role in the treatment of patients with pNETs. Enucleation is an established treatment option for insulinomas. The necessity of organ sparing surgery is well established in the case of multiple pNETs. A number of studies have demonstrated the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of pNETs. However, pNETs are rare, and large studies focusing on pNET patients are difficult to be designed unless multicentre experience is collected. Authors investigating the role of minimally invasive pancreatic surgery should be encouraged to report separately the results that involve patients presenting with pNETs...
March 27, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327244/how-should-we-tackle-financial-and-prosocial-biases-against-unattractive-people
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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-evolutionarily-conserved-histone-modification-associated-with-cg-dna-methylation-in-arabidopsis
#15
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 evolutionarily conserved mark in diverse species of flowering plants. 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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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