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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817344/a-guide-to-approaching-regulatory-considerations-for-lentiviral-mediated-gene-therapies
#1
Michael White, Roger Whittaker, Carolina Gándara, Elizabeth A Stoll
Lentiviral vectors are increasingly the gene transfer tool of choice for gene or cell therapies, with multiple clinical investigations showing promise for this viral vector in terms of both safety and efficacy. The third-generation vector system is well characterized, effectively delivers genetic material and maintains long-term stable expression in target cells, delivers larger amounts of genetic material than other methods, is nonpathogenic, and does not cause an inflammatory response in the recipient. This report aims to help academic scientists and regulatory managers negotiate the governance framework to achieve successful translation of a lentiviral vector-based gene therapy...
August 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817227/patterns-of-glycaemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-initiating-second-line-therapy-after-metformin-monotherapy-retrospective-data-for-10-256-individuals-from-the-united-kingdom-and-germany
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Kamlesh Khunti, Thomas R Godec, Jesús Medina, Laura Garcia-Alvarez, Josh Hiller, Marilia B Gomes, Javier Cid-Ruzafa, Bernard Charbonnel, Peter Fenici, Niklas Hammar, Kiyoshi Hashigami, Mikhail Kosiborod, Antonio Nicolucci, Marina V Shestakova, Linong Ji, Stuart Pocock
AIM: To investigate determinants of change in glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at 6 months after initiating uninterrupted second-line glucose-lowering therapies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort study utilized retrospective data from 10 256 patients with T2DM who initiated second-line glucose-lowering therapy (switch from or add-on to metformin) between 2011 and 2014 in Germany and the UK. Effects of pre-specified patient characteristics on 6-month HbA1c changes were assessed using analysis of covariance...
August 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816651/cyclosporiasis-in-travellers-returning-to-the-united-kingdom-from-mexico-in-summer-2017-lessons-from-the-recent-past-to-inform-the-future
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Diogo F P Marques, Claire L Alexander, Rachel M Chalmers, Richard Elson, Joanne Freedman, Gillian Hawkins, Janice Lo, Guy Robinson, Katherine Russell, Alison Smith-Palmer, Hilary Kirkbride
During the summers of 2015 and 2016, the United Kingdom experienced large outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in travellers returning from Mexico. As the source of the outbreaks was not identified, there is the potential for a similar outbreak to occur in 2017; indeed 78 cases had already been reported as at 27 July 2017. Early communication and international collaboration is essential to provide a better understanding of the source and extent of this recurring situation.
August 3, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815702/a-multicentre-study-of-long-term-follow-up-and-owner-satisfaction-following-enucleation-in-horses
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K Wright, J L Ireland, D I Rendle
BACKGROUND: Horses are reported to return to a variety of disciplines following unilateral enucleation; however, owners of horses with ocular disease are frequently reluctant to consider the procedure. There is little published information investigating owners' attitudes towards, and satisfaction following, enucleation. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the hypotheses: 1. horses return to their previous level of work following unilateral enucleation and, 2. their owners are satisfied with the post-operative outcome...
August 16, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814593/unique-case-of-herniated-small-bowel-infarction-within-a-colonic-stomal-prolapse
#5
Robert Lloyd Miller, Derek Yeung, Simon McCluney, Oliver J Warren
The number of permanent colostomies carried out in the United Kingdom is approximately 6400 per year1. Stomal prolapse is a known complication of colostomy formation. We presented the first case of small bowel herniation into a healthy stomal prolapse with subsequent ischaemia of the herniated bowel in a 102-year-old patient. This rare sequela of a relatively common stomal complication highlights an important consideration when faced with a large prolapse presenting acutely. It also raises an important discussion point for the management of our ever-ageing patient population...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814347/early-troponin-i-in-critical-illness-and-its-association-with-hospital-mortality-a-cohort-study
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Annemarie B Docherty, Malcolm Sim, Joao Oliveira, Michael Adlam, Marlies Ostermann, Timothy S Walsh, John Kinsella, Nazir I Lone
BACKGROUND: Troponin I (TnI) is frequently elevated in critical illness, but its interpretation is unclear. Our primary objectives in this study were to evaluate whether TnI is associated with hospital mortality and if this association persists after adjusting for potential confounders. We also aimed to ascertain whether addition of TnI to the Acute Physiological and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) risk prediction model improves its performance in general intensive care unit (ICU) populations...
August 16, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814187/book-review-the-teeth-of-non-mammalian-vertebrates-berkovitz-b-shellis-p-the-teeth-of-non-mammalian-vertebrates-london-united-kingdom-academic-press-elsevier-2017-342-pp-isbn-9780128028506
#7
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813422/perceived-public-transport-infrastructure-modifies-the-association-between-public-transport-use-and-mental-health-multilevel-analyses-from-the-united-kingdom
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Xiaoqi Feng, Zhiqiang Feng, Thomas Astell-Burt
AIMS: Investments to promote public transport utilisation are being championed to achieve sustainable development, but the potential co-benefits for mental health are comparatively under-researched. We hypothesised that frequent users of public transport would be more likely to have better mental health (possibly due to increased levels of physical activity), but among the more frequent users, less favourable perceptions of public transport infrastructure (PPTI) could have a negative influence on mental health...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813176/validating-the-concept-of-copd-control-a-real-world-cohort-study-from-the-united-kingdom
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Anjan Nibber, Alison Chisholm, Juan José Soler-Cataluña, Bernardino Alcazar, David Price, Marc Miravitlles
The concept of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) control has been developed to inform therapeutic decision-making. We explored the validity of a definition of COPD control in a representative population of patients with COPD in the United Kingdom. Electronic medical records and linked COPD questionnaire data from the Optimum Patient Care Research Database were used to characterize control status. Patients were aged ≥40 years, with spirometry-confirmed COPD, current or ex-smokers, and continuous records throughout the study period...
August 16, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813010/characterization-of-breakfast-cereals-available-in-the-mexican-market-sodium-and-sugar-content
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Claudia Nieto, Sofia Rincon-Gallardo Patiño, Lizbeth Tolentino-Mayo, Angela Carriedo, Simón Barquera
Preschool Mexican children consume 7% of their total energy intake from processed breakfast cereals. This study characterized the nutritional quality and labelling (claims and Guideline Daily Amount (GDA)) of the packaged breakfast cereals available in the Mexican market. Photographs of all breakfast cereals available in the 9 main food retail chains in the country were taken. The nutrition quality of cereals was assessed using the United Kingdom Nutrient Profiling Model (UKNPM). Claims were classified using the International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS) taxonomy and the GDA was defined according to the Mexican regulation, NOM-051...
August 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812949/-i-m-sure-we-made-it-a-better-study%C3%A2-experiences-of-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-and-parent-carers-of-patient-and-public-involvement-in-a-health-research-study
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Carole Beighton, Christina Victor, Iain M Carey, Fay Hosking, Steve DeWilde, Derek G Cook, Paula Manners, Tess Harris
Patient and public involvement is considered integral to health research in the United Kingdom; however, studies documenting the involvement of adults with intellectual disabilities and parent carers in health research studies are scarce. Through group interviews, this study explored the perspectives and experiences of a group of adults with intellectual disabilities and a group of parent carers about their collaborative/participatory involvement in a 3-year study which explored the effectiveness of annual health checks for adults with intellectual disabilities...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812814/a-comparison-of-iran-and-uk-eq-5d-3l-value-sets-based-on-visual-analogue-scale
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Aliasghar A Kiadaliri
BACKGROUND: Preference weights for EQ-5D-3L based on visual analogue scale (VAS) has recently been developed in Iran. The aim of the current study was to compare performance of this value set against the UK VAS-based value set. METHODS: The mean scores for all possible 243 health states were compared using Student t test. Absolute agreement and consistency were investigated using concordance correlation coefficient (CCC) and Bland-Altman plot. Health gains for 29 403 possible transitions between pairs of EQ-5D-3L health states were compared...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812025/baseline-characteristics-of-the-paediatric-observation-priority-score-in-emergency-departments-outside-its-centre-of-derivation
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Damian Roland, Fawaz Arshad, Tim Coats, Ffion Davies
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: Scoring systems in Emergency Departments (EDs) are rarely validated. This study aimed to examine the Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS), a method of quantifying patient acuity, in EDs in the United Kingdom, and determine baseline performance characteristics. METHODS: POPS was implemented in 4 EDs for children (ages of 0 to 16) with participants grouped into 3 categories: discharged from ED, discharged but with return within 7 days, and admitted for less or more than 24 hours...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810586/worldwide-research-productivity-in-fracture-surgery-a-10-year-survey-of-publication-activity
#14
Jianzhong Sun, Ren Ding, Tai Ma, Xiaobing Shi, Chaolu Bao, Huapeng Guan
Worldwide research contributions have allowed the field of fracture surgery to progress. However, to the best of our knowledge, no studies have documented the main characteristics of publications from different countries. The present study aimed to determine the quantity and quality of worldwide research in fracture surgery. The Web of Science database was searched to identify fracture articles published between 2005 and 2014. The contributions of countries were evaluated based on paper and citation numbers, and the research output of each country was adjusted according to population size...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810482/a-journey-in-the-field-of-health-from-social-psychology-to-multi-disciplinarity
#15
Claudine Herzlich
"Health psychology" is a newer sub-discipline whose research methodologies, theories, and practices were borrowed from diverse areas of psychology. It appeared later in France than in the United States or United Kingdom., In 1966, I adopted a perspective between anthropology and psycho-sociology of medicine. I never have self-identified as a "Health Psychologist", continuing to work outside of disciplinary boundary constraints, but studied health questions moving first from psychology (and anthropology), through social psychology to sociology...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810476/experiences-of-stigma-over-the-lifetime-of-people-with-xeroderma-pigmentosum-a-qualitative-interview-study-in-the-united-kingdom
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Rebecca Anderson, Jessica Walburn, Myfanwy Morgan
This study explored experiences of stigma in 25 adults with xeroderma pigmentosum. Analysis of semi-structured interviews revealed the changing nature of stigma over the lifetime. Bullying occurred in childhood, whereas adults were questioned about both their photoprotection and skin damage, often resulting in internalised feelings of stigma. Resilience and rejection of feelings of stigma increased with age and experiences of stigma differed across cultures. Findings indicate a need to develop social skills training to help people reject feelings of stigma...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810451/the-pre-history-of-health-psychology-in-the-united-kingdom-from-natural-science-and-psychoanalysis-to-social-science-social-cognition-and-beyond
#17
Michael Murray
Health psychology formally came of age in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, but it was prefigured by much discussion about challenges to the dominance of biomedicine in healthcare and debates about the role of individual behaviour change in promoting population health. Despite current progress and accomplishments, it is important to reflect upon earlier attempts to explore the psychological dimensions of health and illness. It is through such exploration that we can begin to reveal the connection between ideas and the social context...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810435/the-impact-of-breast-cancer-awareness-interventions-on-breast-screening-uptake-among-women-in-the-united-kingdom-a-systematic-review
#18
Natasha Anastasi, Joanne Lusher
The impact of breast screening awareness campaigns on mammography attendance among British women was explored. British Nursing Index, Medline, PsycINFO, Embase and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health were searched between October 2012 and February 2013. Searches identified research on breast cancer awareness interventions and breast self-examination. In total, 867 articles were identified and 14 met criteria for review. Breast cancer awareness interventions were found to increase the uptake of breast self-examination behaviours and increase the likelihood of breast cancer screening attendance...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810431/-when-it-comes-to-hiv-that-s-when-you-find-out-the-genuinity-of-that-love-the-experience-of-disclosing-a-hiv-status-to-an-intimate-partner
#19
Charlotte Smith, Rachel Cook, Poul Rohleder
Despite a medical discourse of the 'normalisation' of HIV, it remains a highly stigmatising condition and makes the issue of disclosing one's HIV status particularly complex. This article reports on the experience of 18 people living with HIV in the United Kingdom of disclosing their HIV+ status in arguably their most important relationship, their intimate partnership. Five main themes arose: disclosure as the battlefield, preparing psychologically to disclose, disclosure as a test of the partner's love, disclosure as an opportunity for the partner to know them more deeply and the renegotiation of the relationship narrative...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810407/intrasexual-competition-as-a-potential-influence-on-anabolic-androgenic-steroid-use-initiation
#20
Marc Harris, Michael Dunn, Tina Alwyn
An estimated 293,000 people living in the United Kingdom have used anabolic-androgenic steroids. However, there is currently no intervention to reduce usage available in practice or academic circulation throughout the United Kingdom. This study aimed to test a novel hypothesis that increased levels of intrasexual competition may play an important influential role in the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids. Significantly higher levels of intrasexual competition were evident in users compared to non-users but only in the novice group (0-2 years of experience)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
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