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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331005/-100m-africa-initiative-targets-childhood-cancer
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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have teamed up with Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of Medicine on a $100 million initiative to improve pediatric cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa. Organizers are partnering with local governments to increase access to specialty care in countries where the mortality rate from cancer in children is as high as 90%.
March 22, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314425/characteristics-of-hearts-at-necropsy-in-patients-treated-chronically-with-prednisone-the-corticosteroid-heart
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William C Roberts, Vera S Won, Anupama Vasudevan, Joseph M Guileyardo
It is known that long-term corticosteroid therapy increases fatty deposits in several human tissues. To quantify the quantity of fatty deposits in the heart in patients on prednisone, we examined the heart at necropsy in 37 patients who had received long-term corticosteroid therapy (prednisone in 34) and compared certain findings in them to those in 194 (steroid-naïve) patients also studied at necropsy at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, in a 3-year period (2013, 2014, and 2015). Significant differences between the 2 groups were found in age, gender, and frequency of coronary artery disease but not in body mass index, frequency of massive cardiac adiposity, heart weight, or frequency of systemic hypertension or diabetes mellitus...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289684/polyprenyl-immunostimulant-in-feline-rhinotracheitis-randomized-placebo-controlled-experimental-and-field-safety-studies
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Alfred M Legendre, Tanya Kuritz, Robert Eric Heidel, Vivian M Baylor
Feline rhinotracheitis is a ubiquitous disease caused by feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1). The disease is easily transmissible and common in multi-cat environments where even vaccinated cats can develop clinical signs of respiratory or ocular disease or both when exposed to the virus. Prior to the work reported here, there was no licensed treatment for the disease on the market. We hypothesized that polyprenyl immunostimulant (PI), an immunomodulatory veterinary biologic, would be useful in treating feline rhinotracheitis by reducing the severity of respiratory or/and ocular disease...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286843/clinical-scoring-systems-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-narrative-review
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Hanieh Ebrahimi Bakhtavar, Hamid Reza Morteza Bagi, Farzad Rahmani, Kavous Shahsavari Nia, Arezu Ettehadi
Prediction of the outcome and severity of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) has significant importance in patient care, disposition, and determining the need for emergent endoscopy. Recent international recommendations endorse using scoring systems for management of non-variceal UGIB patients. To date, different scoring systems have been developed for predicting the risk of 30-day mortality and re-bleeding. We have discussed the screening performance characteristics of Baylor bleeding score, the Rockall risk scoring score, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center predictive index, Glasgow Blatchford score, T-score, and AIMS65 systems, in the present review...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272539/choices-for-return-of-primary-and-secondary-genomic-research-results-of-790-members-of-families-with-mendelian-disease
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Katie Fiallos, Carolyn Applegate, Debra Jh Mathews, Juli Bollinger, Amanda L Bergner, Cynthia A James
Although consensus is building that primary (PR) and secondary findings (SF) from genomic research should be offered to participants under some circumstances, data describing (1) actual choices of study participants and (2) factors associated with these choices are limited, hampering study planning. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of choices made for return of PR and SF during informed consent by members of the first 247 families (790 individuals) enrolled in the Baylor-Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genomics, a genome sequencing study...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267605/chairmen-in-academic-urologic-practice-a-descriptive-analysis
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Nicholas J Farber, Brian J Friel, Young S Kwon, Andrew Cruz, Sammy E Elsamra
OBJECTIVE: To examine and characterize the demographics and scholarly characteristics of academic urology chairmen at the time of appointment. METHODS: The chairman of each United States urology residency program as of September 2016 was included in the study. Interim chairmen, as well as programs for which no clearly defined chair could be identified, were excluded. Demographic and academic data were collected via publically available curriculum vitae, departmental websites, Google search engine, and PubMed and Scopus websites...
March 3, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267463/early-inpatient-calculation-of-laboratory-based-30-day-readmission-risk-scores-empowers-clinical-risk-modification-during-index-hospitalization
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Benjamin D Horne, Deborah Budge, Andrew L Masica, Lucy A Savitz, José Benuzillo, Gabriela Cantu, Alejandra Bradshaw, Raymond O McCubrey, Tami L Bair, Colleen A Roberts, Kismet D Rasmusson, Rami Alharethi, Abdallah G Kfoury, Brent C James, Donald L Lappé
Improving 30-day readmission continues to be problematic for most hospitals. This study reports the creation and validation of sex-specific inpatient (i) heart failure (HF) risk scores using electronic data from the beginning of inpatient care for effective and efficient prediction of 30-day readmission risk. METHODS: HF patients hospitalized at Intermountain Healthcare from 2005 to 2012 (derivation: n=6079; validation: n=2663) and Baylor Scott & White Health (North Region) from 2005 to 2013 (validation: n=5162) were studied...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261584/polyprenyl-immunostimulant-treatment-of-cats-with-presumptive-non-effusive-feline-infectious-peritonitis-in-a-field-study
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Alfred M Legendre, Tanya Kuritz, Gina Galyon, Vivian M Baylor, Robert Eric Heidel
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a fatal disease with no clinically effective treatment. This field study evaluated treatment with Polyprenyl Immunostimulant (PI) in cats with the non-effusive form of FIP. Because immune suppression is a major component in the pathology of FIP, we hypothesized that treatment with an immune system stimulant would increase survival times of cats with dry FIP. Sixty cats, diagnosed with dry FIP by primary care and specialist veterinarians and meeting the acceptance criteria, were treated with PI without intentional selection of less severe cases...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257550/tolerability-of-switch-to-macitentan-from-bosentan-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Zeenat Safdar, Aishwarya Thakur, Adaani Frost
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease that can be treated with several medications. Macitentan, an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA), has received approval as a PAH therapy. We report our data regarding the tolerability in patients with PAH who were switched from bosentan to macitentan. METHODS: At the Baylor Pulmonary Hypertension Program, 24 patients with PAH who had been taking bosentan and were switched to macitentan were identified in this retrospective study...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249075/the-effect-of-information-and-severity-on-perception-of-speakers-with-adductor-spasmodic-dysphonia
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Tanya L Eadie, Reyhaneh Rajabzadeh, Derek D Isetti, Martin T Nevdahl, Carolyn R Baylor
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of severity of adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) and information about it on unfamiliar listeners' attitudes about speakers' personal characteristics, perceived vocal effort, and listener comfort on the basis of ratings of speech recordings. Method: Fifteen women with ADSD and 5 controls provided speech samples. Forty-five unfamiliar listeners were randomized into 3 groups. Listeners in Group 1 received no information, listeners in Group 2 were told that some speakers had voice disorders or had no voice concerns, and listeners in Group 3 were provided diagnostic labels for each speaker and information about ADSD...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128705/assessing-residents-operative-skills-for-external-ventricular-drain-placement-and-shunt-surgery-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Guillermo Aldave, Daniel Hansen, Valentina Briceño, Thomas G Luerssen, Andrew Jea
OBJECTIVE The authors previously demonstrated the use of a validated Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) tool for evaluating residents' operative skills in pediatric neurosurgery. However, no benchmarks have been established for specific pediatric procedures despite an increased need for meaningful assessments that can either allow for early intervention for underperforming trainees or allow for proficient residents to progress to conducting operations independently with more passive supervision...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127127/factors-associated-with-performance-in-an-internal-medicine-clerkship
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Colleen Colbert, Tresa McNeal, Maybelline Lezama, Martha Chandler, Lisa Forrester, Austin Metting, Curtis Mirkes, Holly Van Cleave, Sonny Win, John D Myers
The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine the relationship between demographic and educational variables and student performance on an internal medicine (IM) clerkship in order to target areas for educational intervention and potential early remediation. This study examined data associated with third-year medical student performance (N = 505) during the IM clerkship at Baylor Scott & White, Temple/Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine from 2005 to 2011. Multiple regression analysis (N = 341) showed that a model containing the following variables was significantly associated with scores on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) subject exam, accounting for 46...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114665/exploring-the-relevance-of-items-in-the-communicative-participation-item-bank-cpib-for-individuals-with-hearing-loss
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Christi W Miller, Carolyn R Baylor, Kristen Birch, Kathryn M Yorkston
Purpose: The Communicative Participation Item Bank (CPIB) was developed to evaluate participation restrictions in communication situations for individuals with speech and language disorders. This study evaluated the potential relevance of CPIB items for individuals with hearing loss. Method: Cognitive interviews were conducted with 17 adults with a range of treated and untreated hearing loss, who responded to 46 items. Interviews were continued until saturation was reached and prevalent trends emerged...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099432/an-analysis-of-the-last-clinical-encounter-before-outpatient-mortality-among-children-with-hiv-infection-and-exposure-in-lilongwe-malawi
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Chris A Rees, Robert J Flick, David Sullivan, Menard Bvumbwe, Joseph Mhango, Mina C Hosseinipour, Peter N Kazembe
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) contributes to nearly 20% of all deaths in children under five years of age in Malawi. Expanded coverage of antiretroviral therapy has allowed children to access treatment on an outpatient basis. Little is known about characteristics of the final outpatient encounter prior to mortality in the outpatient setting. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study assessed clinical factors associated with mortality among HIV-exposed infants and HIV-infected children less than 18 years of age at the Baylor College of Medicine Abbott Fund Children's Center of Excellence in Lilongwe, Malawi...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078659/summer-research-training-provides-effective-tools-for-underrepresented-minorities-to-obtain-doctoral-level-degrees
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Oluwatoyin A Asojo, Ashish Damania, Teri L Turner, Gayle Slaughter, Kendal D Hirschi
The ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of the USA is not reflected in its healthcare and biomedical workforce. Undergraduate research programs are used to encourage underrepresented minorities to pursue training for biomedical careers, but there is limited published data on doctoral degree completion rates by participants in these programs. This study evaluates the attainment of doctoral degrees by a NIH-funded cohort of undergraduates from the 1998-2002 Baylor College of Medicine's Summer Medical Research Training (SMART) program...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047762/su-f-t-496-an-investigation-of-two-novel-devices-for-testing-linac-clearance-during-ct-simulation
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A Morrow, B Massingill
PURPOSE: This work's objective is to determine the efficacy of two newly patented devices termed the Mor-O rings, Mark1 and Mark2, developed to predict collisions between the patient and a linac at the time of CT simulation. METHODS: Mark1: A ring with an inner radius equal to the distance between the isocenter and the nearest portion of a linac head(diso) was made. This is mounted to a stand that allows vertical repositioning. The ring is placed around the patient on the CT table and aligned with isocenter...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047262/tu-h-campus-iep3-03-validation-of-image-registration-methods-for-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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J Lin, D Fuentes, A Chandler, J Hazle, D Schellingerhout, C MacLellan
PURPOSE: To assess the performance of both commercial and open-source co-registration solutions as applied to intra-subject, multi-sequence, magnetic resonance (MR) images of the brain. METHODS: Twenty (20) patients were imaged on clinical 3.0T MR scanners to obtain T2-weighted (T2W), fluid attenuation inversion recovery (FLAIR), susceptibility weighted angiography (SWAN), and T1 post-contrast (T1C) image sequences. Fiducial landmark sites (n=15 per sequence, 4 sequences per patient, 1200 total planned for 4 sequences and 20 patients, 1175 total realized) were specified throughout these image volumes to define identical locations across sequences...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027793/growth-of-the-maxillary-sinus-in-children-and-adolescents-a-longitudinal-study
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S L Smith, P H Buschang, P C Dechow
Maxillary sinus volumetric and surface area data and growth models from longitudinal samples of children and adolescents are presented. Cone-beam radiographic CT scans from two small retrospective longitudinal samples, one from the Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX (N=17, 12 females, 5 males, 10.9-17.4 years) and one from a group private orthodontic practice in Nevada (N=15, 9 females, 6 males, 6.4-13.4 years) were used to collect maxillary sinus volumes and surface areas from each individual imaged at two times separated by variable intervals...
November 4, 2016: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980096/homozygous-and-hemizygous-cnv-detection-from-exome-sequencing-data-in-a-mendelian-disease-cohort
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Tomasz Gambin, Zeynep C Akdemir, Bo Yuan, Shen Gu, Theodore Chiang, Claudia M B Carvalho, Chad Shaw, Shalini Jhangiani, Philip M Boone, Mohammad K Eldomery, Ender Karaca, Yavuz Bayram, Asbjørg Stray-Pedersen, Donna Muzny, Wu-Lin Charng, Vahid Bahrambeigi, John W Belmont, Eric Boerwinkle, Arthur L Beaudet, Richard A Gibbs, James R Lupski
We developed an algorithm, HMZDelFinder, that uses whole exome sequencing (WES) data to identify rare and intragenic homozygous and hemizygous (HMZ) deletions that may represent complete loss-of-function of the indicated gene. HMZDelFinder was applied to 4866 samples in the Baylor-Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genomics (BHCMG) cohort and detected 773 HMZ deletion calls (567 homozygous or 206 hemizygous) with an estimated sensitivity of 86.5% (82% for single-exonic and 88% for multi-exonic calls) and precision of 78% (53% single-exonic and 96% for multi-exonic calls)...
December 14, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910428/design-of-a-digital-holography-system-for-pfc-erosion-measurements-on-proto-mpex
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C E Tommy Thomas, T M Biewer, L R Baylor, S K Combs, S J Meitner, J Rapp, D L Hillis, E M Granstedt, R Majeski, R Kaita
A project has been started at ORNL to develop a dual-wavelength digital holography system for plasma facing component erosion measurements on prototype material plasma exposure experiment. Such a system will allow in situ real-time measurements of component erosion. Initially the system will be developed with one laser, and first experimental laboratory measurements will be made with the single laser system. In the second year of development, a second CO2 laser will be added and measurements with the dual wavelength system will begin...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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