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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544369/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-2017
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Abigail E Dove, Payal H Marathe, Helen X Gao, Kelly L Close
The 26th annual scientific and clinical sessions of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) gathered in Austin, TX, USA from May 3-7, 2017. The meeting included little in the way of new data, but was rich in commentary from leaders in the diabetes field, particularly with regard to sodium/glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. In a deep-dive session on the renal effects of SGLT-2 inhibitors, both Dr Ralph DeFronzo and DrMatthew Weir were extremely positive about the renal benefit of these agents and expressed strong confidence that the benefits extend to all members of the class...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535141/2017-aace-annual-scientific-clinical-congress-abstracts
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April 2, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524160/stroma-regulated-hmga2-is-an-independent-prognostic-marker-in-pdac-and-aac
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Carina Strell, Karin Jessica Norberg, Artur Mezheyeuski, Jonas Schnittert, Praneeth R Kuninty, Carlos Fernández Moro, Janna Paulsson, Nicolai Aagaard Schultz, Dan Calatayud, Johannes Matthias Löhr, Oliver Frings, Caroline Sophie Verbeke, Rainer Lothar Heuchel, Jai Prakash, Julia Sidenius Johansen, Arne Östman
BACKGROUND: The HMGA2 protein has experimentally been linked to EMT and cancer stemness. Recent studies imply that tumour-stroma interactions regulate these features and thereby contribute to tumour aggressiveness. METHODS: We analysed 253 cases of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and 155 cases of ampullary adenocarcinoma (AAC) for HMGA2 expression by IHC. The data were correlated with stroma abundance and supplemented by experimental studies. RESULTS: HMGA2 acts as an independent prognostic marker associated with a significantly shorter overall survival in both tumour types...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520501/molecular-characterization-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-bovine-clinical-mastitis-and-pigs-in-the-vojvodina-province-serbia
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Dalibor Todorović, Maja Velhner, Edita Grego, Dejan Vidanović, Dubravka Milanov, Dejan Krnjaić, Corinna Kehrenberg
The aim of the study was to characterize multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates collected in Serbia from bovine clinical mastitis cases and diseased pigs, mainly with molecular methods. A total of 48 E. coli isolates was collected during the years 2013-2014, of which 22 were MDR and were included in further analysis. Phylogenetic typing showed that 17 isolates belonged to group A, while two isolates were classified in group B1 and a single one in group D. All isolates showed unique macrorestriction patterns...
May 18, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514971/effects-of-organic-complexed-or-inorganic-co-cu-mn-and-zn-supplementation-during-a-45-day-preconditioning-period-on-productive-and-health-responses-of-feeder-cattle
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K D Lippolis, R F Cooke, L G T Silva, K M Schubach, A P Brandao, R S Marques, C K Larson, J R Russell, S A Arispe, T DelCurto, D W Bohnert
This experiment evaluated production and health parameters among cattle offered concentrates containing inorganic or organic complexed sources of supplemental Cu, Co, Mn and Zn during a 45-day preconditioning period. In total, 90 Angus×Hereford calves were weaned at 7 months (day -1), sorted by sex, weaning BW and age (261±2 kg; 224±2 days), and allocated to 18 drylot pens (one heifer and four steers per pen) on day 0; thus, all pens had equivalent initial BW and age. Pens were randomly assigned to receive a corn-based preconditioning concentrate containing: (1) Cu, Co, Mn and Zn sulfate sources (INR), (2) Cu, Mn, Co and Zn complexed organic source (AAC) or (3) no Cu, Co, Mn and Zn supplementation (CON)...
May 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505330/acinetobacter-baumannii-transfers-the-blandm-1-gene-via-outer-membrane-vesicles
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Somdatta Chatterjee, Ayan Mondal, Shravani Mitra, Sulagna Basu
Objectives: To investigate the transmission of the gene encoding New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 ( bla NDM-1 ) through outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) released from an Acinetobacter baumannii strain (A_115). Methods: Isolation and purification of OMVs by density gradient from a carbapenem-resistant clinical strain of A. baumannii harbouring plasmid-mediated bla NDM-1 and aac(6')-Ib-cr genes was performed. DNA was purified from the OMVs and used for PCR and dot-blot analysis...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499592/risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-of-children-with-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
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Yi-An Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Man-Shan Kong, Han-I Wang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chien-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is generally considered to be a mild disease in children; however, if left untreated or treated without caution, AAC can lead to severe outcomes, such as death. The objectives of this study were to present the clinical features and identify the predictors of mortality in pediatric AAC. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AAC between 2005 and 2012 were enrolled. AAC was defined by the presence of fever and an echo-proven thickened gallbladder wall exceeding 4 mm...
March 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493942/amplifying-recombination-genome-wide-and-reshaping-crossover-landscapes-in-brassicas
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Alexandre Pelé, Matthieu Falque, Gwenn Trotoux, Frédérique Eber, Sylvie Nègre, Marie Gilet, Virginie Huteau, Maryse Lodé, Thibaut Jousseaume, Sylvain Dechaumet, Jérôme Morice, Charles Poncet, Olivier Coriton, Olivier C Martin, Mathieu Rousseau-Gueutin, Anne-Marie Chèvre
Meiotic recombination by crossovers (COs) is tightly regulated, limiting its key role in producing genetic diversity. However, while COs are usually restricted in number and not homogenously distributed along chromosomes, we show here how to disrupt these rules in Brassica species by using allotriploid hybrids (AAC, 2n = 3x = 29), resulting from the cross between the allotetraploid rapeseed (B. napus, AACC, 2n = 4x = 38) and one of its diploid progenitors (B. rapa, AA, 2n = 2x = 20). We produced mapping populations from different genotypes of both diploid AA and triploid AAC hybrids, used as female and/or as male...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488902/designing-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-applications-the-results-of-focus-groups-with-speech-language-pathologists-and-parents-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Jamie B Boster, John W McCarthy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to gain insight from speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) regarding appealing features of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) applications. METHOD: Two separate 1-hour focus groups were conducted with 8 SLPs and 5 parents of children with ASD to identify appealing design features of AAC Apps, their benefits and potential concerns. Participants were shown novel interface designs for communication mode, play mode and incentive systems...
May 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486671/elucidation-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-aminoglycoside-and-capreomycin-resistance-by-targeted-deletion-of-three-putative-resistance-genes
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Anna Rominski, Petra Selchow, Katja Becker, Juliane K Brülle, Michael Dal Molin, Peter Sander
Objectives: Mycobacterium abscessus is innately resistant to a variety of drugs thereby limiting therapeutic options. Bacterial resistance to aminoglycosides (AGs) is conferred mainly by AG-modifying enzymes, which often have overlapping activities. Several putative AG-modifying enzymes are encoded in the genome of M. abscessus . The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular basis underlying AG resistance in M. abscessus . Methods: M. abscessus deletion mutants deficient in one of three genes potentially involved in AG resistance, aac(2 ' ) , eis1 and eis2 , were generated by targeted gene inactivation, as were combinatorial double and triple deletion mutants...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483962/comparative-analysis-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-ctx-m-65-producing-salmonella-infantis-isolates-from-humans-food-animals-and-retail-chickens-in-the-united-states
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Heather Tate, Jason P Folster, Chih-Hao Hsu, Jessica Chen, Maria Hoffmann, Cong Li, Cesar Morales, Gregory H Tyson, Sampa Mukerjee, Allison C Brown, Alice Green, Wanda Wilson, Uday Dessai, Jason Abbott, Lavin Joseph, Jovita Haro, Sherry Ayers, Patrick F McDermott, Shaohua Zhao
We sequenced the genomes of ten Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis containing blaCTX-M-65 isolated from chicken, cattle, and human sources collected between 2012 and 2015 in the United States through routine NARMS surveillance and product sampling programs. We also completely assembled the plasmids from four of the isolates. All isolates had a D87Y mutation in the gyrA gene and harbored between 7 and 10 resistance genes (aph (4)-Ia, aac (3)-IVa, aph(3' )-Ic, blaCTX-M-65, fosA3, floR, dfrA14, sul1, tetA, aadA1) located in two distinct sites of a megaplasmid (∼316-323kb) similar to that described in a blaCTX-M-65-positive S...
May 8, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482523/switchable-on-off-drug-release-from-gold-nanoparticles-grafted-dual-light-and-temperature-responsive-hydrogel-for-controlled-drug-delivery
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Mitra Amoli-Diva, Rasoul Sadighi-Bonabi, Kamyar Pourghazi
A switchable dual light- and temperature-responsive drug carrier using gold nanoparticles (Au NPs)-grafted poly(dimethylacrylamide-co-acrylamide)/poly acrylic acid [P(DMA-co-AAm)/PAAc] hydrogel was prepared by free radical polymerization procedure using N,N-methylenebisacrylamide as cross-linker and ammonium persulfate as initiator. Initial P(DMA-co-AAm) hydrogel and uniformly-distributed stable Au NPs, prepared by reduction of hydrogen tetrachloroaureate (III) hydrate in the presence of trisodium citrate, were synthesized separately...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469842/peripheral-leukocyte-and-endometrium-molecular-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-are-altered-in-peripartal-dairy-cows-supplemented-with-zn-mn-and-cu-from-amino-acid-complexes-and-co-from-co-glucoheptonate
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Fernanda Batistel, Johan S Osorio, Muhammad Rizwan Tariq, Cong Li, Jessica Caputo, Michael T Socha, Juan J Loor
BACKGROUND: Immune dysfunction and a higher risk of uterine infections are characteristics of the transition into lactation in dairy cows. The supply of complexed trace minerals, which are more bioavailable, could help overcome the greater needs of these nutrients in tissues around parturition and early lactation. RESULTS: Twenty Holstein cows received an oral bolus with a mix of inorganic trace minerals (INO) or complexed trace minerals (AAC) to achieve 75, 65, 11, and 1 ppm supplemental Zn, Mn, Cu, and Co, respectively, in the total diet dry matter from -30 d through +30 d relative to parturition...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467075/induced-attraction-between-polystyrene-colloidal-particles-in-a-binary-mixture-with-pnipam-colloidal-microgels
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Isaiah E Igwe, Yiwu Zong, Xiunan Yang, Zhong-Can Ou-Yang, Ke Chen
We investigate the phase behaviors of binary mixtures of polystyrene hard spheres and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) (PNIPAM) soft sphere colloidal particles as a function of temperature. As the temperature increases, apparent attractions arise between polystyrene particles to the point of clustering at the highest temperatures. This attractive force is found to be due to the change of pH values by the acrylic acid (AAc) co-polymerized with temperature-sensitive PNIPAM particles, which in turn collapses the sterical stabilizing surface layers on the polystyrene particles...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466107/cigarette-smoking-and-the-association-with-serous-ovarian-cancer-in-african-american-women-african-american-cancer-epidemiology-study-aaces
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Linda E Kelemen, Sarah Abbott, Bo Qin, Lauren Cole Peres, Patricia G Moorman, Kristin Wallace, Elisa V Bandera, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Kathleen Cartmell, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Lisa E Paddock, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul Terry, Anthony J Alberg, Joellen M Schildkraut
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a risk factor for mucinous ovarian cancer (OvCa) in Caucasians. Whether a similar association exists in African Americans (AA) is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a population-based case-control study of incident OvCa in AA women across 11 geographic locations in the US. A structured telephone interview asked about smoking, demographic, health, and lifestyle factors. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals (OR, 95% CI) were estimated from 613 cases and 752 controls using unconditional logistic regression in multivariable adjusted models...
May 2, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462854/characterization-of-carbapenemases-esbls-and-plasmid-mediated-quinolone-determinants-in-carbapenem-insensitive-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-riyadh-hospitals
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Mohamed H Al-Agamy, Abduelah Aljallal, Hesham H Radwan, Atef M Shibl
The main objective of this work was to characterize carbapenemases, extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) among carbapenem-insensitive Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli clinical isolates which were isolated from three hospitals in Riyadh. Thirty-one carbapenem-insensitive isolates (21 K. pneumoniae and 10 E. coli) were recovered from March 2014 to May 2014. Susceptibility testing and phenotypic detection tests were used to characterize the classes of β-lactamases...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450661/prevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-esbl-and-plasmidic-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamase-pampc-producing-escherichia-coli-in-dogs
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Özkan Aslantas, Ebru Sebnem Yilmaz
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of fecal carriage of extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and/or plasmidic AmpC β-lactamase (pAmpC) producing Escherichia coli among dogs (n=428) in Turkey. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing were used to characterize genes encoding β-lactamase genes and plasmid mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR). Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and PCRs for virulence genes and phylogenetic groups were also performed. Cefotaxime resistant E. coli isolates were detected in 95 (22...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446517/a-novel-%C3%AE-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-analogue-protects-against-end-organ-damage-in-experimental-hypertension-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-heart-failure
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Aisah A Aubdool, Pratish Thakore, Fulye Argunhan, Sarah-Jane Smillie, Moritz Schnelle, Salil Srivastava, Khadija M Alawi, Elena Wilde, Jennifer Mitchell, Keith Farrell-Dillon, Daniel A Richards, Giuseppe Maltese, Richard C Siow, Manasi Nandi, James E Clark, Ajay M Shah, Anette Sams, Susan D Brain
Background -Research into the therapeutic potential of α-calcitonin gene-related peptide (α-CGRP) has been limited due to its peptide nature and short half-life. Here, we evaluate whether a novel potent and long lasting (t½ ≥ 7h) acylated α-CGRP analogue (αAnalogue) could alleviate and reverse cardiovascular disease in two distinct murine models of hypertension and heart failure in vivoMethods -The ability of the αAnalogue to act selectively via the CGRP pathway was shown in skin using a CGRP receptor antagonist...
April 26, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446056/high-technology-augmentative-communication-for-adults-with-post-stroke-aphasia-a-systematic-review
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Maria Julieta Russo, Valeria Prodan, Natalia Nerina Meda, Lucila Carcavallo, Anibal Muracioli, Liliana Sabe, Lucas Bonamico, Ricardo Francisco Allegri, Lisandro Olmos
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems were introduced into clinical practice by therapists to help compensate for persistent language deficits in people with aphasia. Although, there is currently a push towards an increased focus on compensatory approaches in an attempt to maximize communication function for social interaction, available studies including AAC systems, especially technologically advanced communication tools and systems, known as 'high-technology AAC', show key issues and obstacles for these tools to become utilized in mainstream clinical practice...
May 9, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445946/dose-invasive-apocrine-adenocarcinoma-has-worse-prognosis-than-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-breast-evidence-from-seer-database
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Ning Zhang, Hanwen Zhang, Tong Chen, Qifeng Yang
BACKGROUND: Invasive apocrine adenocarcinoma (AAC) of breast is a rare histopathological subtype of breast carcinomas. We aim to investigate the different characteristics and prognostic outcomes between AAC and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of breast cancer. RESULTS: AAC patients presented with older ages, more aggressive behaviors, lower ER and PR proportions, higher HER2 amplification rates and less application of breast-conserving therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy compared to IDC patients...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
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