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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352769/resolvin-e1-resolvin-d1-and-resolvin-d2-inhibit-constriction-of-rat-thoracic-aorta-and-human-pulmonary-artery-induced-by-the-thromboxane-mimetic-u46619
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Melanie Jannaway, Christopher Torrens, Jane A Warner, Anthony P Sampson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Omega-6 fatty acid-derived lipid mediators such as prostanoids, thromboxane and leukotrienes have well-established roles in regulating both inflammation and smooth muscle contractility. Resolvins are derived from omega-3 fatty acids and have important roles in promoting the resolution of inflammation, but their activity on smooth muscle contractility is unknown. We investigated whether resolvin E1 (RvE1), resolvin D1 (RvD1) and resolvin D2 (RvD2) can modulate contractions of isolated segments of rat thoracic aorta (RTA) or human pulmonary artery (HPA) induced by the α1 -adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine or the stable thromboxane A2 mimetic U46619...
January 20, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352753/factors-predicting-length-of-stay-following-bariatric-surgery-retrospective-review-of-a-single-uk-tertiary-centre-experience
#2
Fahad Mahmood, Alistair J Sharples, Adriana Rotundo, Nagammapudur Balaji, Vittal S R Rao
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are the most commonly performed bariatric procedures. Improvement in techniques and perioperative management of patients have resulted in shorter hospital stay and reduced overall costs. Many post-operative protocols aspire to post-operative day 1 discharge with studies showing reduction in length of stay without increasing complications. In this study, we investigate the factors predictive of early discharge at our high-volume bariatric centre...
January 19, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352748/use-of-e-learning-in-clinical-clerkships-effects-on-acquisition-of-dermatological-knowledge-and-learning-processes
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Frederike Fransen, Herm Martens, Ivo Nagtzaam, Sylvia Heeneman
Objectives: To obtain a deeper understanding of how the e-learning program, Education in Dermatology (ED), affects the acquisition of dermatological knowledge and the underlying learning processes of medical students in their clinical phase. Methods: The study used a mixed method design with a convergent parallel collection of data. Medical students (n=62) from Maastricht University (The Netherlands) were randomized to either a conventional teaching group (control group n=30) or conventional teaching plus the e-learning program (application on smartphone) group (e-learning group n=32)...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352739/determination-of-protein-oligomeric-structure-from-small-angle-x-ray-scattering
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REVIEW
David A Korasick, John J Tanner
Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is useful for determining the oligomeric states and quaternary structures of proteins in solution. The average molecular mass in solution can be calculated directly from a single SAXS curve collected on an arbitrary scale from a sample of unknown protein concentration, without the need for beamline calibration or protein standards. The quaternary structure in solution can be deduced by comparing the experimental SAXS curve to theoretical curves calculated from proposed models of the oligomer...
January 20, 2018: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352738/persistent-pain-following-common-outpatient-surgeries-in-children-a-multicenter-study-in-italy
#5
Valeria Mossetti, Karen Boretsky, Marinella Astuto, Bruno G Locatelli, David Zurakowski, Rodolfo Lio, Roberta Nicoletti, Valter Sonzogni, Micol Maffioletti, Noemi Vicchio, Giorgio Ivani
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of persistent postsurgical pain in children is over 20% after major surgeries; however, data are scarce on the prevalence, character, and risk factors among children undergoing common ambulatory surgeries. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of persistent pain following pediatric ambulatory surgery at 1, 3, and 6 months. Secondary aims were to identify risk factors and characterize the pain and consequences of persistent postsurgical pain...
January 20, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352729/voxelotor-gbt440-a-first-in-class-hemoglobin-oxygen-affinity-modulator-has-promising-and-reassuring-preclinical-and-clinical-data
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Jeremie H Estepp
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January 20, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352727/re-evaluation-of-target-lipid-model-derived-hc5-predictions-for-hydrocarbons
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Joy A McGrath, Christopher J Fanelli, Dominic M Di Toro, Thomas F Parkerton, Aaron D Redman, Miriam Leon Paumen, Mike Comber, Charles V Eadsforth, Klaas den Haan
The Target Lipid Model (TLM) has been previously applied to predict the aquatic toxicity of hydrocarbons and other non-ionic organic chemicals and for deriving HC5 values, concentrations above which 95% of species should be protected. Several concerns were identified with the TLM-derived HC5 when applied in a substance risk assessment context. These shortcomings were addressed by expanding the acute and chronic toxicity databases to include more diverse taxonomic groups and increase the number of species. The TLM was recalibrated with these expanded databases resulting in critical target lipid body burdens and acute-to-chronic ratios that met the required guidelines for using species sensitivity distributions in substance risk assessment...
January 20, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352725/longitudinal-evaluation-of-a-training-program-to-promote-routine-antenatal-enquiry-for-domestic-violence-by-midwives
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Kathleen Baird, Debra K Creedy, Amornrat S Saito, Jennifer Eustace
BACKGROUND: Routine enquiry about domestic violence during pregnancy is accepted best practice. Training is essential to improve knowledge and practice. Few studies have undertaken a comprehensive evaluation of training impact over time. AIM: To evaluate the longitudinal impact of a domestic violence training and support program to promote midwives' routine antenatal enquiry for domestic violence using a mixed methods design. METHOD: Data sources included (1) surveys of midwives at 6 months post-training, (2) interviews with key stakeholders at 12 months, (3) chart audit data of screening, risk, and disclosure rates (for 16 months)...
January 15, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352721/hyperconnective-and-hypoconnective-cortical-and-subcortical-functional-networks-in-multiple-system-atrophy
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Johannes Rosskopf, Martin Gorges, Hans-Peter Müller, Elmar H Pinkhardt, Albert C Ludolph, Jan Kassubek
INTRODUCTION: In multiple system atrophy (MSA), the organization of the functional brain connectivity within cortical and subcortical networks and its clinical correlates remains to be investigated. METHODS: Whole-brain based 'resting-state' fMRI data were obtained from 22 MSA patients (11 MSA-C, 11 MSA-P) and 22 matched healthy controls, together with standardized clinical assessment and video-oculographic recordings (EyeLink®). RESULTS: MSA patients vs...
January 12, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352718/consolidative-radiotherapy-to-residual-masses-after-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-improved-outcome-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-retrospective-population-based-study
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Øystein Fluge, Bård Mannsåker, Anders Torp, Ingvil Mjaaland, Lars Helgeland, Jan Klos, Olav Mella, Sigbjørn Berentsen, Peter Meyer
BACKGROUND: The role of consolidative radiotherapy (RT) in advanced diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is not established. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a population-based retrospective analysis of patients with DLBCL in Western Norway during 2003 to 2008, 170 consecutive patients admitted to Haukeland University Hospital (HUS) and 94 to Stavanger University Hospital (SUS) were included. The mean age was 64 years (range, 17-95 years), 147 patients (56%) were male, 80 patients (30%) had stage I/II, 126 patients (48%) stage III/IV, and 57 patients (22%) had primary extranodal disease...
December 24, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352717/should-we-use-cell-of-origin-and-dual-protein-expression-in-treating-dlbcl
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REVIEW
Peter A Riedell, Sonali M Smith
Treatment outcomes in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) following standard R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) therapy is highly variable and dependent on a number of clinical, biologic, and genetic features. The identification of molecular heterogeneity via gene expression profiling dichotomizes patients based on the cell of origin (COO) model into germinal center B-cell-like (GCB) and activated B-cell-like (ABC) subsets, with ABC-DLBCL having a worse outcome...
December 24, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352714/effect-of-single-agent-daily-prednisone-on-outcomes-and-toxicities-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-pooled-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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REVIEW
Pooja Ghatalia, Gregory R Pond, Arnoud J Templeton, Guru Sonpavde
The clinical effect of prednisone in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is unknown. We performed a pooled analysis of control arms of randomized controlled trials that had or had not administered single-agent prednisone. Randomized controlled trials with a control arm that included single-agent placebo (or no anticancer therapy) or single-agent prednisone (with or without placebo) were eligible for analysis. Patients receiving prednisone combined with other agents in the control arm were excluded...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352707/prenatal-exposure-to-lead-in-france-cord-blood-levels-and-associated-factors-results-from-the-perinatal-component-of-the-french-longitudinal-study-since-childhood-elfe
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Abdessattar Saoudi, Clémentine Dereumeaux, Sarah Goria, Bénédicte Berat, Serge Brunel, Marie Pecheux, Perrine de Crouy-Chanel, Abdelkrim Zeghnoun, Loïc Rambaud, Vérène Wagner, Alain le Tertre, Clémence Fillol, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Laurence Guldner
BACKGROUND: As a result of the ban on lead in gasoline on 2nd January 2000, the French population's exposure to lead has decreased in recent years. However, because of the acknowledged harmful cognitive effects of lead even at low levels, lead exposure remains a major public health issue. In France, few biomonitoring data are available for exposure to lead in pregnant women and newborn. The purpose of the perinatal component of the French human biomonitoring (HBM) program was to describe levels of various biomarkers of exposure to several environmental pollutants, including lead, among mother-baby pairs...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352706/environmental-conditions-in-health-care-facilities-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-coverage-and-inequalities
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Ryan Cronk, Jamie Bartram
Safe environmental conditions and the availability of standard precaution items are important to prevent and treat infection in health care facilities (HCFs) and to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for health and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Baseline coverage estimates for HCFs have yet to be formed for the SDGs; and there is little evidence describing inequalities in coverage. To address this, we produced the first coverage estimates of environmental conditions and standard precaution items in HCFs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); and explored factors associated with low coverage...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352700/high-sensitivity-troponin-in-the-management-of-tachyarrhythmias
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Mark Mariathas, Cameron Gemmell, Bartosz Olechowski, Zoe Nicholas, Michael Mahmoudi, Nick Curzen
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the highly sensitive troponin (hs-trop) assays into clinical practice has allowed for the more rapid diagnosis or exclusion of type 1 myocardial infarctions (T1MI) by clinicians, in addition type 2 myocardial infarctions (T2MI) are now more frequently detected. Tachyarrhythmias are one of the common causes of T2MI, the medium and long term outcome for this cohort of T2MI is yet to be clarified. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients admitted with a diagnosis of either (a) non ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) or (b) tachyarrhythmia was performed...
November 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352694/age-age-at-diagnosis-and-diabetes-duration-are-all-associated-with-vascular-complications-in-type-2-diabetes
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Natalie Nanayakkara, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Adelle Gadowski, Stephane Heritier, Jeff R Flack, Natalie Wischer, Jencia Wong, Sophia Zoungas
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is increasingly diagnosed in younger patients. The trajectory of complications in patients diagnosed at a younger or older age is not well understood. We examine the associations between age, age at diagnosis and diabetes duration and vascular complications in patients with T2DM. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of pre-specified demographic and clinical data, from 3419 adults with T2DM participating in the Australian National Diabetes Audit (2015)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352693/the-association-between-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-albuminuria-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-hospitalizations-and-all-cause-mortality-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#17
Gregory A Nichols, Anouk Déruaz-Luyet, Sibylle J Hauske, Kimberly G Brodovicz
AIMS: We evaluated the simultaneous effects of all clinically recognized categories of albuminuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal observational study of 16,678 type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients. From the first serum creatinine value from 2006 to 2012 and a urine-albumin creatinine ratio (UACR) recorded within 6months, we applied baseline Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) categories of eGFR and albuminuria...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352687/what-influence-does-the-time-of-year-have-on-postoperative-complications-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
#18
Nipun Sodhi, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Sarah E Dalton, Jaiben George, Mitchell Ng, Anton Khlopas, Assem A Sultan, Carlos A Higuera, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: The time of year might influence the occurrence of surgical complications. Therefore, this study investigated correlations between the time-of-year and 30-day postoperative complication rates following primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Specifically, we determined (1) postoperative complication rates across all quarters; and (2) time-of-year influence on complications using univariate and multivariate regression analyses. METHODS: CPT code 27447 identified 147,473 TKAs from the NSQIP database...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352682/are-allogeneic-transfusions-decreasing-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-patients-national-inpatient-sample-2009-2013
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Jaydev B Mistry, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Qais Naziri, Robert Pivec, Roby Abraham, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic transfusions are commonly used for substantial blood loss in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but have been associated with adverse effects and increased costs. The purpose of this study is to provide a detailed description of (1) trends of allogeneic blood transfusion; (2) risk factors and adverse events; and (3) discharge disposition, length-of-stay (LOS), and cost/charge analysis for primary TKA patients who received an allogeneic blood transfusion from 2009-2013...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352679/inter-sexual-habitat-and-isotopic-niche-segregation-of-the-endangered-monteiro-s-storm-petrel-during-breeding
#20
V H Paiva, J A Ramos, C Nava, V Neves, J Bried, M Magalhães
At-sea distribution and trophic ecology of small seabird species (i.e.<100 g) is far less known when compared to their larger relatives. We studied the habitat use (spatial ecology) and isotopic niches (trophic ecology) of the endangered Monteiro's storm-petrel Hydrobates monteiroi during the incubation and chick-rearing periods of 2013. There was a sexual foraging segregation of Monteiro's storm-petrels during the breeding period (tracking data) but also during the non-breeding stage (stable isotope analysis)...
December 30, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
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