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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198571/pulmonary-mri-morphometry-modeling-of-airspace-enlargement-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Alexei Ouriadov, Eric Lessard, Khadija Sheikh, Grace Parraga
PURPOSE: We generated lung morphometry measurements using single-breath diffusion-weighted MRI and three different acinar duct models in healthy participants and patients with emphysema stemming from chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). METHODS: Single-breath-inhaled (3) He MRI with five diffusion sensitizations (b-value = 0, 1.6, 3.2, 4.8, and 6.4 s/cm(2) ) was used, and signal intensities were fit using a cylindrical and single-compartment acinar-duct model to estimate MRI-derived mean linear intercept (Lm ) and surface-to-volume ratio (S/V)...
February 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198169/-consensus-document-on-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-adults-at-risk-by-age-and-underlying-clinical-conditions-2017-update
#2
F González-Romo, J J Picazo, A García Rojas, M Labrador Horrillo, V Barrios, M C Magro, P Gil Gregorio, R de la Cámara, A Rodríguez, J Barberán, F Botía Martínez, M Linares Rufo, I Jimeno Sanz, J M Portolés, F Sanz Herrero, J Espinosa Arranz, V García-Sánchez, M Galindo Izquierdo, E Mascarós
Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and pneumococcal pneumonia (PP) represent an important health problem among aging adults and those with certain underlying pathologies and some diseases, especially immunosuppressed and some immunocompetent subjects, who are more susceptible to infections and present greater severity and worse evolution. Among the strategies to prevent IPD and PP, vaccination has its place, although vaccination coverage in this group is lower than desirable. Nowadays, there are 2 vaccines available for adults...
February 15, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196576/care-coordination-from-a-strengths-perspective-a-practice-based-evidence-evaluation-of-evidence-based-practice
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Karen A Monsen, Catherine E Vanderboom, Kirstie S Olson, Mary E Larson, Diane E Holland
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is critical to accurately represent strengths interventions to improve data and enable intervention effectiveness research from a strengths perspective. However, it is challenging to understand strengths interventions from the multiple perspectives of computerized knowledge representation, evidence-based practice guidelines, and practice-based evidence narratives. Intervention phrases abstracted from nurse care coordinator practice narratives described strengths interventions with community-dwelling elders...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181423/next-generation-sequencing-of-mirnas-in-clinical-samples-of-epstein-barr-virus-associated-b-cell-lymphomas
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Kouta Sakamoto, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Taeko Uehara, Tsunekazu Hishima, Sohtaro Mine, Hitomi Fukumoto, Yuko Sato, Hideki Hasegawa, Makoto Kuroda, Harutaka Katano
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encodes 49 microRNAs (miRNAs) in the BART and BHRF1 regions of its genome. Although expression profiles of EBV-encoded miRNAs have been reported for EBV-positive cell lines and nasopharyngeal carcinoma, to date there is little information about total miRNA expression, including cellular and viral miRNAs, in the primary tumors of EBV-associated B-lymphoproliferative disorders. In this study, next-generation sequencing and quantitative real-time reverse transcription-PCR were used to determine the expression profiles of miRNAs in EBV-infected cell lines and EBV-associated B-cell lymphomas, including AIDS-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), pyothorax-associated lymphoma, methotrexate-associated lymphoproliferative disorder, EBV-positive DLBCL of the elderly, and Hodgkin lymphoma...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177955/use-of-traditional-birth-practices-by-chinese-women-in-the-united-states
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Maki Saito, Audrey Lyndon
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to explore how foreign-born Chinese women living in California engage in various traditional and American birth practices. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A descriptive qualitative study was conducted using a grounded theory approach. Chinese women from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan who had childbirth experiences in the United States were purposively sampled. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 13 women, with follow-up interviews with 5 women...
February 7, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171843/gait-kinetics-of-total-hip-replacement-patients-a-large-scale-long-term-follow-up-study
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Damien Bennett, Paul Ryan, Seamus O'Brien, David E Beverland
BACKGROUND: It is not known if lower limb gait kinetics of total hip replacement (THR) patients reach normal levels at long term follow-up post-operatively. METHODS: Three-dimensional gait analysis was performed on 134 THR patients with identical implants 10-years post-operatively. Lower limb moments and powers were compared between different age strata (54-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75-79 years and over 80 years) and a normal elderly control group. RESULTS: Hip extensor moment and hip power generation were significantly reduced in all age groups compared to normal...
January 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168080/the-femoral-neck-mechanoresponse-to-hip-extensors-exercise-a-case-study
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Saulo Martelli, Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, Peter Pivonka, Peter R Ebeling
Physical activity is recommended to prevent age-related bone loss. However, the proximal femur mechanoresponse is variable, possibly because of a muscle-dependant mechanoresponse. We compared the proximal femur response with the femoral strain pattern generated by the hip extensor muscles. A healthy participant underwent a six-month unilateral training of the hip extensor muscles using a resistance weight regularly adjusted to the 80% of the one-repetition maximum weight. DXA-based measurements of the areal Bone Mineral Density (aBMD) in the exercise leg were adjusted for changes in the control leg...
2017: Journal of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164825/geriatric-care-issues-an-american-and-an-international-perspective
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REVIEW
Mohamad A Sidani, Brian C Reed, Jeffrey Steinbauer
As the global population ages, there is an opportunity to benefit from the increased longevity of a healthy older adult population. Healthy older individuals often contribute financially to younger generations by offering financial assistance, paying more in taxes than benefits received, and providing unpaid childcare and voluntary work. Governments must address the challenges of income insecurity, access to health care, social isolation, and neglect that currently face elderly adults in many countries. A reduction in disparities in these areas can lead to better health outcomes and allow societies to benefit from longer, healthier lives of their citizens...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159502/profile-differences-of-purchasers-non-purchasers-and-users-and-non-users-of-personal-emergency-response-systems-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Frédéric Bloch, Jean-Eric Lundy, Anne-Sophie Rigaud
BACKGROUND: 'Personal Emergency Response Systems' (PERS) can provide a solution for raising the alert after a fall but no criteria are available to enable us to estimate whether a population which is set to benefit from a PERS will be able to use the device. OBJECTIVE: To describe the profile differences of purchasers and non-purchasers of a PERS and to explore the population of users and non-users of these devices. METHODS: The study was part of an observational cohort survey of elderly fallers which took place in the emergency department of our University urban hospital...
January 28, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157093/bace1-dynamics-upon-inhibition-with-a-bace-inhibitor-and-correlation-to-downstream-alzheimer-s-disease-markers-in-elderly-healthy-participants
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Maarten Timmers, Soraia Barão, Bianca Van Broeck, Ina Tesseur, John Slemmon, Katja De Waepenaert, Jennifer Bogert, Leslie M Shaw, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Dieder Moechars, Marc Mercken, Luc Van Nueten, Luc Tritsmans, Bart de Strooper, Johannes Rolf Streffer
The β-site amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP) cleaving enzyme-1 (BACE1) is the rate limiting enzyme in the generation of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) from AβPP, one of the major pathways in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Increased BACE1 levels and activity have been reported in the brain of patients with sporadic AD. Therefore, changes of BACE1 levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have also been investigated as a possible biomarker of the disease. We analyzed BACE1 levels in CSF of elderly healthy participants before and after chronic treatment with a BACE inhibitor (BACEi) and evaluated the correlation between BACE1 levels and downstream AD markers...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148273/prevalence-of-candida-albicans-and-non-albicans-on-the-tongue-dorsa-of-elderly-people-living-in-a-post-disaster-area-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Toshiro Sato, Mitsuo Kishi, Miki Suda, Kiyomi Sakata, Haruki Shimoda, Hiroyuki Miura, Akira Ogawa, Seiichiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Candida species are normal commensal organisms of the mouth. However, they can cause oral mucosal and severe systemic infections in persons with reduced immune function, which is common in the very elderly. In post-disaster areas, the number of elderly residents rapidly increases due to the outflow of younger generations. Hence, we examined the prevalence of Candida albicans and non-albicans in association with oral and systemic conditions, life style, medications, and living conditions...
February 1, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142088/the-impact-of-spousal-bereavement-on-subjective-wellbeing-evidence-from-the-taiwanese-elderly-population
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Fu-Min Tseng, Dennis Petrie, Roberto Leon-Gonzalez
Bereavement is an inevitable event in our life. This paper employs the Taiwanese panel Survey of Health and Living Status of the Elderly (SHLSE) to evaluate the impact of losing a spouse on self-assessed health and subjective well-being measured by depression and life satisfaction. Propensity score matching methods are used to generate a hypothetical bereavement date and a weight for the non-bereaved to create a comparable non-bereaved cohort and a difference-in-differences (DiD) approach is used to estimate the impact of spousal bereavement...
January 21, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126135/prevention-of-functional-decline-by-reframing-the-role-of-nursing-homes
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Clarisse Laffon de Mazières, John E Morley, Cari Levy, Fabien Agenes, Mario Barbagallo, Matteo Cesari, Philipe De Souto Barreto, Lorenzo Maria Donini, Jaime Fitten, Alain Franco, Mikel Izquierdo, Rosalie A Kane, Finbarr C Martin, Graziano Onder, Joseph Ouslander, Kaisu Pitkälä, Debra Saliba, Alan Sinclair, Leocadio Rodriguez Manas, Bruno Vellas, Yves Rolland
Institutionalization is generally a consequence of functional decline driven by physical limitations, cognitive impairments, and/or loss of social supports. At this stage, intervention to reverse functional losses is often too late. To be more effective, geriatric medicine must evolve to intervene at an earlier stage of the disability process. Could nursing homes (NHs) transform from settings in which many residents dwell to settings in which the NH residents and those living in neighboring communities benefit from staff expertise to enhance quality of life and maintain or slow functional decline? A task force of clinical researchers met in Toulouse on December 2, 2015, to address some of these challenges: how to prevent or slow functional decline and disabilities for NH residents and how NHs may promote the prevention of functional decline in community-dwelling frail elderly...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116910/current-developments-and-prospects-on-human-metapneumovirus-vaccines
#14
Verónica Araceli Márquez-Escobar
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) has become one of the major pathogens causing acute respiratory infections (ARI) mainly affecting young children, immunocompromised patients, and the elderly. Currently there are no licensed vaccines against this virus. Areas covered: Since the discovery of hMPV in 2001, many groups have focused on developing vaccines against this pathogen. This review presents the outcomes and perspectives derived from preclinical studies performed in cell cultures and animals as well as the only candidate that has reached evaluation in a clinical trial...
January 27, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115960/non-melanoma-skin-cancer-treated-with-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Durim Delishaj, Agata Rembielak, Bruno Manfredi, Stefano Ursino, Francesco Pasqualetti, Concetta Laliscia, Francesca Orlandi, Riccardo Morganti, Maria Grazia Fabrini, Fabiola Paiar
PURPOSE: The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) has been increasing over the past 30 years. There are different treatment options and surgical excision is the most frequent treatment due to its low rates of recurrence. Radiotherapy is an effective alternative of surgery, and brachytherapy (BT) might be a better therapeutic option due to high radiation dose concentration to the tumor with rapid dose fall-off resulting in normal tissues sparing. The aim of this review was to evaluate the local control, toxicity, and cosmetic outcomes in NMSC treated with high-dose-rate BT (HDR-BT)...
December 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108383/traditional-uses-of-medicinal-plants-reported-by-the-indigenous-communities-and-local-herbal-practitioners-of-bajaur-agency-federally-administrated-tribal-areas-pakistan
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Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Amir Hasan Khan, Muhammad Adnan, Izatullah Izatullah
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In the study area, knowledge related to the traditional uses of medicinal plants is totally in the custody of elder community members and local herbalists. The younger generation is unaware of the traditional knowledge, however with only few exceptions. Therefore, this study was planned with objective to document the medicinal importance of plants, conserve this precious indigenous knowledge, and share it among other communities through published literature...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095959/general-aviation-pilots-over-70-years-old
#17
Alpo Vuorio, Saryani Asmayawati, Bruce Budowle, Robin Griffiths, Timo Strandberg, Jaana Kuoppala, Antti Sajantila
BACKGROUND: Currently it is not unusual for general aviation pilots in the United States to continue to fly beyond the age of 70, even into their 80s and 90s. Pilots have regular examinations according to protocols which do not specify special or additional requirements for pilots over 70 yr of age. Additionally, the third class medical reforms passed by the U.S. Senate on 15 July 2016 could potentially result in even less stringent medical certification requirements for general aviation pilots...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081486/front-line-treatment-of-cll-in-the-era-of-novel-agents
#18
REVIEW
Tadeusz Robak, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Alessandra Tedeschi
Although chemoimmunotherapy prolongs survival and as such, is the standard of care for treatment-naïve patients, its effectiveness may be reduced by associated toxicity and dose reductions. In addition, it has been associated with the development of myelosuppression and secondary neoplasms; treatments are hence needed which offer greater survival and lowered toxicity. A range of new targeted agents, ibrutinib, idelalisib and venetoclax, have demonstrated such a balance in a second-line setting, offering CLL patients durable remissions and a modest toxicity profile...
February 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077671/impact-of-long-term-care-facility-residence-on-the-antibiotic-resistance-of-urinary-tract-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella
#19
Alicia Rosello, Andrew C Hayward, Susan Hopkins, Carolyne Horner, Dean Ironmonger, Peter M Hawkey, Sarah R Deeny
BACKGROUND: Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are thought to be important reservoirs of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria; however, there is no routine surveillance of resistance in LTCF residents, or large population-based studies comparing AMR in LTCFs with the community, so the relative burden of AMR in LTCFs remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare the frequency of antibiotic resistance of urinary tract bacteria from residents of LTCFs for the elderly and adults aged 70 years or older living in the community...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076422/monoclonal-antibody-against-g-glycoprotein-increases-respiratory-syncytial-virus-clearance-in-vivo-and-prevents-vaccine-enhanced-diseases
#20
Hyo-Jeong Lee, Jeong-Yoon Lee, Min-Hee Park, Joo-Young Kim, Jun Chang
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of lower respiratory tract illness in infants, young children, and the elderly. The G glycoprotein plays a role in host cell attachment and also modulates the host immune response, thereby inducing disease pathogenesis. We generated two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs; 5H6 and 3A5) against G protein core fragment (Gcf), which consisted of amino acid residues 131 to 230 from RSV A2 G protein. Epitope mapping study revealed that 5H6 specifically binds to the G/164-176 peptide that includes conserved sequences shared by both RSV A and B subtypes, and 3A5 binds to the G/190-204 peptide...
2017: PloS One
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