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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351069/transition-to-independence-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-mentored-career-development-kl2-scholars-at-clinical-and-translational-science-award-institutions
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Carol Sweeney, Lisa S Schwartz, Robert Toto, Carol Merchant, Alecia S Fair, Janice L Gabrilove
PURPOSE: To describe the transition from mentored to independent research funding for clinical and translational scholars supported by institutional KL2 Mentored Career Development programs. METHOD: In 2013, faculty leaders at Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions completed an online survey, reporting characteristics of scholars in their KL2 programs from 2006 to 2013. The primary outcome variable was a report that the scholar had received independent funding as a principal investigator...
April 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350953/degradation-of-hole-transport-materials-via-exciton-driven-cyclization
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Bruce M Bell, Michael B Clark, David D Devore, Timothy S De Vries, Robert D J Froese, Kaitlyn C Gray, David H K Jackson, Thomas F Kuech, Hong-Yeop Na, Kenneth L Kearns, Kyung Joo Lee, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Aaron A Rachford, Liam Patrick Spencer, William Henry Hunter Woodward
Organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays have been an active and intense area of research for well over a decade and have now reached commercial success for displays from cell phones to large format televisions. A more thorough understanding of the many different potential degradation modes which cause OLED device failure will be necessary to develop the next generation of OLED materials, improve device lifetime, and to ultimately improve the cost vs. performance ratio. Each of the different organic layers in an OLED device can be susceptible to unique decomposition pathways, however stability towards excitons is critical for emissive layer (EML) materials as well as any layer near the recombination zone...
March 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350929/effect-of-vitamin-d-and-calcium-supplementation-on-cancer-incidence-in-older-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Joan Lappe, Patrice Watson, Dianne Travers-Gustafson, Robert Recker, Cedric Garland, Edward Gorham, Keith Baggerly, Sharon L McDonnell
Importance: Evidence suggests that low vitamin D status may increase the risk of cancer. Objective: To determine if dietary supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium reduces the risk of cancer among older women. Design, Setting, and Participants: A 4-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled, population-based randomized clinical trial in 31 rural counties (June 24, 2009, to August 26, 2015-the final date of follow-up). A total of 2303 healthy postmenopausal women 55 years or older were randomized, 1156 to the treatment group and 1147 to the placebo group...
March 28, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350903/advancing-diagnostics-to-address-antibacterial-resistance-the-diagnostics-and-devices-committee-of-the-antibacterial-resistance-leadership-group
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Ephraim L Tsalik, Elizabeth Petzold, Barry N Kreiswirth, Robert A Bonomo, Ritu Banerjee, Ebbing Lautenbach, Scott R Evans, Kimberly E Hanson, Jeffrey D Klausner, Robin Patel
Diagnostics are a cornerstone of the practice of infectious diseases. However, various limitations frequently lead to unmet clinical needs. In most other domains, diagnostics focus on narrowly defined questions, provide readily interpretable answers, and use true gold standards for development. In contrast, infectious diseases diagnostics must contend with scores of potential pathogens, dozens of clinical syndromes, emerging pathogens, rapid evolution of existing pathogens and their associated resistance mechanisms, and the absence of gold standards in many situations...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350902/the-role-of-stewardship-in-addressing-antibacterial-resistance-stewardship-and-infection-control-committee-of-the-antibacterial-resistance-leadership-group
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Deverick J Anderson, Timothy C Jenkins, Scott R Evans, Anthony D Harris, Robert A Weinstein, Pranita D Tamma, Jennifer H Han, Ritu Banerjee, Robin Patel, Theoklis Zaoutis, Ebbing Lautenbach
Antibacterial resistance is increasing globally and has been recognized as a major public health threat. Antibacterial stewardship is the coordinated effort to improve the appropriate use of antibiotics with the aim to decrease selective pressure for multidrug-resistant organisms in order to preserve the utility of antibacterial agents. This article describes the activities of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) in the area of antibacterial stewardship. To date, the ARLG has focused intensely on development of rapid diagnostic tests, which (when coupled with educational and institutional initiatives) will enable the robust stewardship that is needed to address the current crisis of antibacterial resistance...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350901/gram-negative-bacterial-infections-research-priorities-accomplishments-and-future-directions-of-the-antibacterial-resistance-leadership-group
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Yohei Doi, Robert A Bonomo, David C Hooper, Keith S Kaye, James R Johnson, Cornelius J Clancy, Joshua T Thaden, Martin E Stryjewski, David van Duin
Antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic gram-negative bacteria is one of the most pressing challenges in the field of infectious diseases and is one of 4 key areas of unmet medical need identified by the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG). The mission of the Gram-Negative Committee is to advance our knowledge of these challenging infections and implement studies to improve patient outcomes. Studies have fallen primarily into 2 broad categories: prospective cohort studies and interventional trials...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350898/leading-antibacterial-laboratory-research-by-integrating-conventional-and-innovative-approaches-the-laboratory-center-of-the-antibacterial-resistance-leadership-group
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Claudia Manca, Carol Hill, Andrea M Hujer, Robin Patel, Scott R Evans, Robert A Bonomo, Barry N Kreiswirth
The Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) Laboratory Center (LC) leads the evaluation, development, and implementation of laboratory-based research by providing scientific leadership and supporting standard/specialized laboratory services. The LC has developed a physical biorepository and a virtual biorepository. The physical biorepository contains bacterial isolates from ARLG-funded studies located in a centralized laboratory and they are available to ARLG investigators. The Web-based virtual biorepository strain catalogue includes well-characterized gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial strains published by ARLG investigators...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350866/correction-fall-armyworm-migration-across-the-lesser-antilles-and-the-potential-for-genetic-exchanges-between-north-and-south-american-populations
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Rodney N Nagoshi, Shelby Fleischer, Robert L Meagher, Mirian Hay-Roe, Ayub Khan, M Gabriela Murúa, Pierre Silvie, Clorinda Vergara, John Westbrook
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171743.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350850/defective-bone-repair-in-mast-cell-deficient-cpa3cre-mice
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Jose Luis Ramirez-GarciaLuna, Daniel Chan, Robert Samberg, Mira Abou-Rjeili, Timothy H Wong, Ailian Li, Thorsten B Feyerabend, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Janet E Henderson, Paul A Martineau
In the adult skeleton, cells of the immune system interact with those of the skeleton during all phases of bone repair to influence the outcome. Mast cells are immune cells best known for their pathologic role in allergy, and may be involved in chronic inflammatory and fibrotic disorders. Potential roles for mast cells in tissue homeostasis, vascularization and repair remain enigmatic. Previous studies in combined mast cell- and Kit-deficient KitW-sh/W-sh mice (KitW-sh) implicated mast cells in bone repair but KitW-sh mice suffer from additional Kit-dependent hematopoietic and non- hematopoietic deficiencies that could have confounded the outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350841/correction-lack-of-effect-of-oral-sulforaphane-administration-on-nrf2-expression-in-copd-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Robert A Wise, Janet T Holbrook, Gerard Criner, Sanjay Sethi, Sobharani Rayapudi, Kuladeep R Sudini, Elizabeth A Sugar, Alyce Burke, Rajesh Thimmulappa, Anju Singh, Paul Talalay, Jed W Fahey, Charles S Berenson, Michael R Jacobs, Shyam Biswal
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163716.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350825/antarctica-and-the-strategic-plan-for-biodiversity
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Steven L Chown, Cassandra M Brooks, Aleks Terauds, Céline Le Bohec, Céline van Klaveren-Impagliazzo, Jason D Whittington, Stuart H M Butchart, Bernard W T Coetzee, Ben Collen, Peter Convey, Kevin J Gaston, Neil Gilbert, Mike Gill, Robert Höft, Sam Johnston, Mahlon C Kennicutt, Hannah J Kriesell, Yvon Le Maho, Heather J Lynch, Maria Palomares, Roser Puig-Marcó, Peter Stoett, Melodie A McGeoch
The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, adopted under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity, provides the basis for taking effective action to curb biodiversity loss across the planet by 2020-an urgent imperative. Yet, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, which encompass 10% of the planet's surface, are excluded from assessments of progress against the Strategic Plan. The situation is a lost opportunity for biodiversity conservation globally. We provide such an assessment. Our evidence suggests, surprisingly, that for a region so remote and apparently pristine as the Antarctic, the biodiversity outlook is similar to that for the rest of the planet...
March 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350818/effects-and-mechanisms-of-auricular-electroacupuncture-on-gastric-hypersensitivity-in-a-rodent-model-of-functional-dyspepsia
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Jingzhu Zhou, Shiying Li, Yinping Wang, Yong Lei, Robert D Foreman, Jieyun Yin, Jiande D Z Chen
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common functional gastrointestinal disease, and abdominal pain is one of the main symptoms. The aim of this study was to explore the effects and mechanisms of auricular electro-acupuncture (AEA) on gastric hypersensitivity in a rodent model of FD. METHODS: Ten-day-old pups were gavaged with 0.2 ml of 0.1% iodoacetamide daily for 6 days. AEA at the "stomach" point with different parameters or sham-EA was performed on 8-week-old animals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350796/the-impact-of-individual-cognitive-stimulation-therapy-icst-on-cognition-quality-of-life-caregiver-health-and-family-relationships-in-dementia-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Martin Orrell, Lauren Yates, Phuong Leung, Sujin Kang, Zoe Hoare, Chris Whitaker, Alistair Burns, Martin Knapp, Iracema Leroi, Esme Moniz-Cook, Stephen Pearson, Stephen Simpson, Aimee Spector, Steven Roberts, Ian Russell, Hugo de Waal, Robert T Woods, Vasiliki Orgeta
BACKGROUND: Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a well-established group psychosocial intervention for people with dementia. There is evidence that home-based programmes of cognitive stimulation delivered by family caregivers may benefit both the person and the caregiver. However, no previous studies have evaluated caregiver-delivered CST. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based, caregiver-led individual cognitive stimulation therapy (iCST) program in (i) improving cognition and quality of life (QoL) for the person with dementia and (ii) mental and physical health (well-being) for the caregiver...
March 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350790/use-of-common-analgesic-medications-and-ovarian-cancer-survival-results-from-a-pooled-analysis-in-the-ovarian-cancer-association-consortium
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Suzanne C Dixon, Christina M Nagle, Nicolas Wentzensen, Britton Trabert, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, Joellen M Schildkraut, Kirsten B Moysich, Anna deFazio, Harvey A Risch, Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Kristine G Wicklund, Marc T Goodman, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta B Ness, Robert P Edwards, Allan Jensen, Susanne K Kjær, Estrid Høgdall, Andrew Berchuck, Daniel W Cramer, Kathryn L Terry, Elizabeth M Poole, Elisa V Bandera, Lisa E Paddock, Hoda Anton-Culver, Argyrios Ziogas, Usha Menon, Simon A Gayther, Susan J Ramus, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Anna H Wu, Malcolm C Pike, Penelope M Webb
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been associated with improved survival in some cancers, but evidence for ovarian cancer is limited. METHODS: Pooling individual-level data from 12 Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium studies, we evaluated the association between self-reported, pre-diagnosis use of common analgesics and overall/progression-free/disease-specific survival among 7694 women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer (4273 deaths)...
March 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350788/ldl-cholesterol-counteracts-the-antitumour-effect-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-against-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Sei Naito, Peter Makhov, Igor Astsaturov, Konstantin Golovine, Alexei Tulin, Alexander Kutikov, Robert G Uzzo, Vladimir M Kolenko
BACKGROUND: Treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) significantly improves survival of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, about one-quarter of the RCC patients are primarily refractory to treatment with TKIs. METHODS: We examined viability of RCC and endothelial cells treated with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and/or TKIs. Next, we validated the potential role of PI3K/AKT signalling in LDL-mediated TKI resistance. Finally, we examined the effect of a high-fat/high-cholesterol diet on the response of RCC xenograft tumours to sunitinib...
March 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350786/methylation-of-mylk3-gene-promoter-region-a-biomarker-to-stratify-surgical-care-in-ovarian-cancer-in-a-multicentre-study
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David L Phelps, Jane V Borley, Kirsty J Flower, Roberto Dina, Silvia Darb-Esfahani, Ioana Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Christina Fotopoulou, Charlotte S Wilhelm-Benartzi, Hani Gabra, Joseph Yazbek, Jayanta Chatterjee, Jacey Ip, Harun Khan, Marina-Therese Likos-Corbett, Robert Brown, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami
BACKGROUND: Survival benefit from surgical debulking of ovarian cancer (OC) is well established, but some women, despite total macroscopic clearance of disease, still have poor prognosis. We aimed to identify biomarkers to predict benefit from conventional surgery. METHODS: Clinical data from women debulked for high-stage OC were analysed (Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK; 2001-2014). Infinium's HumanMethylation27 array interrogated tumour DNA for differentially methylated CpG sites, correlated to survival, in patients with the least residual disease (RD; Hammersmith Array)...
March 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350738/development-of-the-united-kingdom-physician-associate-profession
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Matthew Aiello, Karen A Roberts
The world of healthcare is changing, and patient needs are changing with it. Traditional doctor-driven models of workforce planning are no longer sustainable in the United Kingdom (UK) healthcare economy, and newer models are needed. In the multiprofessional, multiskilled clinical workforce of the future, the physician associate (PA) has a fundamental role to play as an integrated, frontline, generalist clinician. As of 2016, about 350 PAs were practicing in the UK, with 550 PAs in training and plans to expand rapidly...
April 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350724/prevalence-and-predictors-of-unsatisfactory-anal-cytology-tests-in-a-cohort-of-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-sydney-australia-baseline-findings-from-the-study-of-the-prevention-of-anal-cancer-spanc
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David J Templeton, Jennifer M Roberts, I Mary Poynten, Carmella Law, Richard J Hillman, Annabelle Farnsworth, Christopher K Fairley, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Suzanne M Garland, Andrew E Grulich, Fengyi Jin
Anal cytology has been suggested as a screening test for the anal cancer precursor high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). We aimed to assess the prevalence and predictors of initial unsatisfactory anal cytology tests ('unsats'). The Study of the Prevention of Anal Cancer is a natural history study of anal human papillomavirus (HPV) and precancerous lesions among gay and bisexual men (GBM) of at least 35 years in Sydney, Australia. At each study visit, an anal swab is collected for cytological testing...
May 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350722/buccal-midazolam-compared-with-rectal-diazepam-reduces-seizure-duration-in-children-in-the-outpatient-setting
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Raffaella Moretti, Sebastien Julliand, Victoria Elisa Rinaldi, Luigi Titomanlio
BACKGROUND: Seizures are very common in children. They frequently happen in outpatient settings, in the presence of caregivers who are not always trained in their management. First-line rescue therapy is based on benzodiazepine, historically diazepam. Recent studies have investigated the use of other benzodiazepines in the treatment of acute seizures. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the management of pediatric seizures carried out by parents or caregivers in an outpatient setting and to evaluate the differences in terms of immediate management and subsequent outcome when comparing the use of rectal diazepam versus buccal midazolam...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350677/insight-into-the-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-behind-cognitive-dysfunction-in-trigonocephaly
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Joris J B van der Vlugt, Jacques J M N van der Meulen, Robert R J Coebergh van den Braak, Christl Vermeij-Keers, Edwin G C Horstman, Steven E R Hovius, Frank C Verhulst, André I Wierdsma, Maarten H Lequin, Jolanda M E Okkerse
BACKGROUND: The relationship between trigonocephaly and cognitive problems might be explained by: secondary mechanical factors related to growth restriction of the skull, and primary structural defects caused by a shared mechanism related to brain developmental disorder(s) and skull malformation. However, because the exact pathophysiology remains unknown, we examined the pathophysiologic mechanisms behind cognitive dysfunction in patients with trigonocephaly, with an aim of providing a model for cognitive dysfunction based on routinely available variables...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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