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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025679/relation-of-residual-mitral-regurgitation-despite-elevated-mitral-gradients-to-risk-of-heart-failure-hospitalization-after-mitraclip-repair
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Richard Cheng, Sam Dawkins, Emily Tat, Moody Makar, Asma Hussaini, Raj R Makkar, Alfredo Trento, Robert J Siegel, Saibal Kar
Achieving minimal residual mitral regurgitation (MR) after percutaneous MitraClip repair is limited by iatrogenic mitral stenosis. It is unknown whether allowing moderately elevated postprocedural mean mitral gradients (MMGs) to achieve < moderate residual MR is preferable to moderate residual regurgitation. Patients with less-than-moderate residual MR but a MMG of ≥5 mm Hg (Group 1) were compared with patients with moderate residual MR (Group 2). The primary end point was heart failure hospitalization...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022357/challenges-in-screening-for-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#2
Anna E Ferguson, Stavra A Xanthakos, Robert M Siegel
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of elevated liver enzymes in children in the United States. Screening for NAFLD in children with obesity is recommended by several published guidelines, but the application of these recommendations in pediatric weight management programs is uncertain. Our study aimed to describe the screening practices for NAFLD in a large pediatric weight management program. During 2014, 1312 patients were seen, with a liver enzyme panel obtained in 847 (64...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977393/atypical-annular-calcification-of-mitral-annulus
#3
Saman Setareh-Shenas, Devin W Kehl, Florian Rader, Daniel J Luthringer, Robert James Siegel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975202/state-intimate-partner-violence-related-firearm-laws-and-intimate-partner-homicide-rates-in-the-united-states-1991-to-2015
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Carolina Díez, Rachel P Kurland, Emily F Rothman, Megan Bair-Merritt, Eric Fleegler, Ziming Xuan, Sandro Galea, Craig S Ross, Bindu Kalesan, Kristin A Goss, Michael Siegel
Background: To prevent intimate partner homicide (IPH), some states have adopted laws restricting firearm possession by intimate partner violence (IPV) offenders. "Possession" laws prohibit the possession of firearms by these offenders. "Relinquishment" laws prohibit firearm possession and also explicitly require offenders to surrender their firearms. Few studies have assessed the effect of these policies. Objective: To study the association between state IPV-related firearm laws and IPH rates over a 25-year period (1991 to 2015)...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874601/trials-and-tribulations-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-measuring-the-impact-of-a-community-based-program
#5
Howland E Crosswell, Kaitlin N Bomar, Nicole Vickery, Kristina Stoeppler-Biege, Terra D Spann, Robert D Siegel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846098/the-metabolic-effects-of-gdf15-are-mediated-by-the-orphan-receptor-gfral
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Paul J Emmerson, Feng Wang, Yong Du, Qian Liu, Richard T Pickard, Malgorzata D Gonciarz, Tamer Coskun, Matthew J Hamang, Dana K Sindelar, Kimberly K Ballman, Lisa A Foltz, Avinash Muppidi, Jorge Alsina-Fernandez, Gavin C Barnard, Jason X Tang, Xilin Liu, Xudong Mao, Robert Siegel, John H Sloan, Pamela J Mitchell, Bei B Zhang, Ruth E Gimeno, Bei Shan, Xinle Wu
Growth/differentiation factor 15 (GDF15), also known as MIC-1, is a distant member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily and has been implicated in various biological functions, including cancer cachexia, renal and heart failure, atherosclerosis and metabolism. A connection between GDF15 and body-weight regulation was initially suggested on the basis of an observation that increasing GDF15 levels in serum correlated with weight loss in individuals with advanced prostate cancer. In animal models, overexpression of GDF15 leads to a lean phenotype, hypophagia and other improvements in metabolic parameters, suggesting that recombinant GDF15 protein could potentially be used in the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes...
October 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844789/protocadherin-10-alters-%C3%AE-oscillations-amino-acid-levels-and-their-coupling-baclofen-partially-restores-these-oscillatory-deficits
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Russell G Port, Christopher Gajewski, Elizabeth Krizman, Holly C Dow, Shinji Hirano, Edward S Brodkin, Gregory C Carlson, Michael B Robinson, Timothy P L Roberts, Steven J Siegel
Approximately one in 45 children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is characterized by social/communication impairments. Recent studies have linked a subset of familial ASD to mutations in the Protocadherin 10 (Pcdh10) gene. Additionally, Pcdh10's expression pattern, as well as its known role within protein networks, implicates the gene in ASD. Subsequently, the neurobiology of mice heterozygous for Pcdh10 (Pcdh10(+/-)) has been investigated as a proxy for ASD. Male Pcdh10(+/-) mice have demonstrated sex-specific deficits in social behavior, recapitulating the gender bias observed in ASD...
August 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841509/exploring-online-communication-about-cigarette-smoking-among-twitter-users-who-self-identify-as-having-schizophrenia
#8
Yulin Hswen, John A Naslund, Pooja Chandrashekar, Robert Siegel, John S Brownstein, Jared B Hawkins
Novel approaches are needed to address elevated tobacco use among people with schizophrenia. This exploratory study examined the frequency, timing, and type of communication about tobacco-related content on Twitter among users who self-identify as having schizophrenia compared with users from the general population. Over a 200-day period from January to July 2016, Twitter users who self-identify as having a schizophrenia spectrum disorder (n = 203) and a randomly selected group of general population control users (n = 173) posted 1,544,122 tweets...
August 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833230/efficacy-and-rebound-rates-in-propranolol-treated-subglottic-hemangioma-a-literature-review
#9
REVIEW
Tyler Schwartz, John Faria, Sachin Pawar, Dawn Siegel, Robert H Chun
OBJECTIVE: Propranolol has recently become the treatment of choice for management of subglottic and airway hemangiomas. This literature review aimed to determine the success rate of propranolol for managing these lesions as well as the rate of rebound growth following propranolol treatment cessation. STUDY DESIGN: Literature search involving MEDLINE and Scopus to identify English-language articles. METHODS: Studies were identified using hemangioma, subglottic or airway, and propranolol for search terms...
August 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828489/safety-and-tolerability-of-maraviroc-containing-regimens-to-prevent-hiv-infection-in-women-a-phase-2-randomized-trial
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Roy M Gulick, Timothy J Wilkin, Ying Q Chen, Raphael J Landovitz, K Rivet Amico, Alicia M Young, Paul Richardson, Mark A Marzinke, Craig W Hendrix, Susan H Eshleman, Ian McGowan, Leslie M Cottle, Adriana Andrade, Cheryl Marcus, Karin L Klingman, Wairimu Chege, Alex R Rinehart, James F Rooney, Philip Andrew, Robert A Salata, Marc Siegel, Yukari C Manabe, Ian Frank, Ken Ho, Jorge Santana, Joanne D Stekler, Shobha Swaminathan, Marybeth McCauley, Sally Hodder, Kenneth H Mayer
Background: Maraviroc (MVC) is a candidate drug for HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Objective: To assess the safety and tolerability of MVC-containing PrEP over 48 weeks in U.S. women at risk for HIV infection. Design: Phase 2 randomized, controlled, double-blinded study of 4 antiretroviral regimens used as PrEP. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01505114). Setting: 12 clinical research sites of the HIV Prevention Trials Network and AIDS Clinical Trials Group...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807477/echocardiographic-features-and-clinical-outcomes-of-flail-mitral-leaflet-without-severe-mitral-regurgitation
#11
Devin W Kehl, Florian Rader, Robert J Siegel
BACKGROUND: Flail mitral leaflet is a common complication of degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) and is generally equated with severe MR. However, a flail mitral leaflet is not always associated with severe MR. The hemodynamic and clinical significance of a flail leaflet in the absence of severe MR has not been characterized. The authors identified cases of flail mitral leaflet associated with only mild or moderate MR and evaluated their echocardiographic features and clinical outcomes...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791439/metabolic-crosstalk-between-fatty-pancreas-and-fatty-liver-effects-on-local-inflammation-and-insulin-secretion
#12
Felicia Gerst, Robert Wagner, Gabriele Kaiser, Madhura Panse, Martin Heni, Jürgen Machann, Malte N Bongers, Tina Sartorius, Bence Sipos, Falko Fend, Christian Thiel, Silvio Nadalin, Alfred Königsrainer, Norbert Stefan, Andreas Fritsche, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Susanne Ullrich, Dorothea Siegel-Axel
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Obesity-linked ectopic fat accumulation is associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. Whether pancreatic and liver steatosis impairs insulin secretion is controversial. We examined the crosstalk of human pancreatic fat cells with islets and the role of diabetogenic factors, i.e. palmitate and fetuin-A, a hepatokine released from fatty liver. METHODS: Human pancreatic resections were immunohistochemically stained for insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and the macrophage/monocyte marker CD68...
August 8, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768598/mismatch-negativity-in-preclinical-models-of-schizophrenia
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Robert E Featherstone, Olya Melnychenko, Steven J Siegel
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder associated with profoundly disruptive positive and negative symptomology that result in difficulties building close relationships with others, performing daily tasks and sustaining independent living, resulting in poor social, vocational and occupational attainment (functional outcome). Mismatch Negativity (MMN) is a change in the sensory event-related potential that occurs in response to deviation from an established pattern of stimulation. Patients with schizophrenia show a reduction in MMN that is positively associated with impaired cognition and poor functional outcome...
July 30, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745146/disorganized-attachment-in-infancy-a-review-of-the-phenomenon-and-its-implications-for-clinicians-and-policy-makers
#14
Pehr Granqvist, L Alan Sroufe, Mary Dozier, Erik Hesse, Miriam Steele, Marinus van Ijzendoorn, Judith Solomon, Carlo Schuengel, Pasco Fearon, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Howard Steele, Jude Cassidy, Elizabeth Carlson, Sheri Madigan, Deborah Jacobvitz, Sarah Foster, Kazuko Behrens, Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Naomi Gribneau, Gottfried Spangler, Mary J Ward, Mary True, Susan Spieker, Sophie Reijman, Samantha Reisz, Anne Tharner, Frances Nkara, Ruth Goldwyn, June Sroufe, David Pederson, Deanne Pederson, Robert Weigand, Daniel Siegel, Nino Dazzi, Kristin Bernard, Peter Fonagy, Everett Waters, Sheree Toth, Dante Cicchetti, Charles H Zeanah, Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Mary Main, Robbie Duschinsky
Disorganized/Disoriented (D) attachment has seen widespread interest from policy makers, practitioners, and clinicians in recent years. However, some of this interest seems to have been based on some false assumptions that (1) attachment measures can be used as definitive assessments of the individual in forensic/child protection settings and that disorganized attachment (2) reliably indicates child maltreatment, (3) is a strong predictor of pathology, and (4) represents a fixed or static "trait" of the child, impervious to development or help...
December 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736245/early-clinical-observations-on-the-use-of-imatinib-mesylate-in-fop-a-report-of-seven-cases
#15
Frederick S Kaplan, Jeffrey R Andolina, Peter C Adamson, David T Teachey, Jerry Z Finklestein, David H Ebb, Benjamin Whitehead, Benjamin Jacobs, David M Siegel, Richard Keen, Edward Hsiao, Robert J Pignolo
BACKGROUND: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultrarare genetic disorder of progressive, disabling heterotopic ossification (HO) for which there is presently no definitive treatment. Research studies have identified multiple potential targets for therapy in FOP, and novel drug candidates are being developed for testing in clinical trials. A complementary approach seeks to identify approved drugs that could be re-purposed for off-label use against defined targets in FOP...
July 20, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698288/impact-of-forward-stroke-volume-response-on-clinical-and-structural-outcomes-after-percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-with-mitraclip
#16
Shunsuke Kubo, Mamoo Nakamura, Takahiro Shiota, Yuji Itabashi, Yukiko Mizutani, Yoshifumi Nakajima, Krissada Meemook, Asma Hussaini, Moody Makar, Robert J Siegel, Saibal Kar
BACKGROUND: An increase of systolic forward flow was frequently observed after successful MitraClip implantation in patients with significant mitral regurgitation. However, the impact of systolic forward flow improvement on post-MitraClip outcomes remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Study population included 160 patients who underwent successful MitraClip implantation. The systolic forward flow was noninvasively calculated as the forward stroke volume (FSV) at baseline before the MitraClip procedure and before discharge with pulse-wave Doppler using transthoracic echocardiography...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695753/psychosocial-screening-among-youth-seeking-weight-management-treatment
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Megan B Ratcliff, Perry A Catlin, James L Peugh, Robert M Siegel, Shelley Kirk, Leanne Tamm
The objectives of this study were to identify rates of, and factors associated with, "at-risk" scores on a brief psychosocial screener among overweight/obese youth seeking weight management treatment, as well as concordance between youth and caregiver reports. A retrospective chart review of 1443 consecutive patients ages 4 to 18 years and their caregivers was conducted. Almost 1 in 4 youth with overweight/obesity presented with psychosocial symptoms in the at-risk range for significant mental health issues based on caregiver report on the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) and 1 in 6 based on youth self-report on the Youth Pediatric Symptom Checklist (Y-PSC)...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689751/postprocedural-changes-of-tricuspid-regurgitation-after-mitraclip-therapy-for-mitral-regurgitation
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Kentaro Toyama, Kengo Ayabe, Saibal Kar, Shunsuke Kubo, Toshinori Minamishima, Florian Rader, Takahiro Shiota, Toshihiko Nishioka, Robert J Siegel
The effect of percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system on tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has not been well investigated. We retrospectively analyzed 102 consecutive patients who underwent the successful MitraClip procedure, and who also had a preprocedural and 1-year follow-up transthoracic echocardiography. TR severity was graded by standard guideline-recommended criteria. At 1 year after the MitraClip procedure, the degree of TR regressed (at least 1 grade) in 23% of the patients, was unchanged in 62% of the patients, and progressed in 16% of the patients...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673638/effect-of-percutaneous-edge-to-edge-repair-on-mitral-valve-area-and-its-association-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-outcomes
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Hiroto Utsunomiya, Yuji Itabashi, Sayuki Kobayashi, Florian Rader, Asma Hussaini, Moody Makar, Alfredo Trento, Robert J Siegel, Saibal Kar, Takahiro Shiota
Percutaneous edge-to-edge repair using the MitraClip system causes reduction in mitral valve area (MVA). However, its clinical impact is not fully elucidated. This study assessed the impact of postprocedural MVA reduction on pulmonary hypertension and outcomes. A total of 92 patients with grades 3 to 4 + mitral regurgitation (MR) who underwent MitraClip therapy were retrospectively reviewed. Using intraprocedural, 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography, postprocedural MVA was obtained by 2 optimized planes through the medial and lateral orifices of the repaired valve...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659436/broad-spectrum-antiviral-gs-5734-inhibits-both-epidemic-and-zoonotic-coronaviruses
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Timothy P Sheahan, Amy C Sims, Rachel L Graham, Vineet D Menachery, Lisa E Gralinski, James B Case, Sarah R Leist, Krzysztof Pyrc, Joy Y Feng, Iva Trantcheva, Roy Bannister, Yeojin Park, Darius Babusis, Michael O Clarke, Richard L Mackman, Jamie E Spahn, Christopher A Palmiotti, Dustin Siegel, Adrian S Ray, Tomas Cihlar, Robert Jordan, Mark R Denison, Ralph S Baric
Emerging viral infections are difficult to control because heterogeneous members periodically cycle in and out of humans and zoonotic hosts, complicating the development of specific antiviral therapies and vaccines. Coronaviruses (CoVs) have a proclivity to spread rapidly into new host species causing severe disease. Severe acute respiratory syndrome CoV (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV (MERS-CoV) successively emerged, causing severe epidemic respiratory disease in immunologically naïve human populations throughout the globe...
June 28, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
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