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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329757/neural-ensemble-dynamics-underlying-a-long-term-associative-memory
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Benjamin F Grewe, Jan Gründemann, Lacey J Kitch, Jerome A Lecoq, Jones G Parker, Jesse D Marshall, Margaret C Larkin, Pablo E Jercog, Francois Grenier, Jin Zhong Li, Andreas Lüthi, Mark J Schnitzer
The brain's ability to associate different stimuli is vital for long-term memory, but how neural ensembles encode associative memories is unknown. Here we studied how cell ensembles in the basal and lateral amygdala encode associations between conditioned and unconditioned stimuli (CS and US, respectively). Using a miniature fluorescence microscope, we tracked the Ca(2+) dynamics of ensembles of amygdalar neurons during fear learning and extinction over 6 days in behaving mice. Fear conditioning induced both up- and down-regulation of individual cells' CS-evoked responses...
March 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329243/the-impact-of-medication-adherence-on-virologic-failure-in-a5202-a-randomized-partially-blinded-phase-3b-study
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Robert A Parker, Dustin J Rabideau, Paul E Sax, Camlin Tierney, Eric S Daar, Ann C Collier, Elena Losina, Kenneth A Freedberg
In ACTG A5202, participants reporting missing their medication within the past month or not providing adherence reports at both 8 and 24 weeks had five times the hazard of virological failure compared to more adherent participants. Adherence interventions should focus on such patients.
March 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328786/high-quality-randomized-controlled-trials-in-pediatric-critical-care-a-survey-of-barriers-and-facilitators
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Mark Duffett, Karen Choong, Jennifer Foster, Maureen Meade, Kusum Menon, Melissa Parker, Deborah J Cook
OBJECTIVES: High-quality, adequately powered, randomized controlled trials are needed to inform the care of critically ill children. Unfortunately, such evidence is not always available. Our objective was to identify barriers and facilitators of conducting high-quality randomized controlled trials in pediatric critical care, from the perspective of trialists in this field. DESIGN: Self-administered online survey. Respondents rated the importance of barriers and effectiveness of facilitators on seven-point scales...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328392/the-effect-of-internet-group-support-for-caregivers-on-social-support-self-efficacy-and-caregiver-burden-a-meta-analysis
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Debbie Parker Oliver, Sonal Patil, Jacquelyn J Benson, Ashley Gage, Karla Washington, Robin L Kruse, George Demiris
INTRODUCTION: Family caregivers are socially isolated and burdened as they care for their loved one, often for many years. Internet support groups can address some of the barriers related to the social isolation, self-efficacy, and burden experienced during caregiving by connecting individuals with similar problems to one another. The purpose of the meta-analysis was to analyze the effect of Internet-based group support interventions on social support, self-efficacy, and burden. METHODS: A two-step search process was used to identify peer reviewed evidence to answer the research question...
February 28, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328372/psychiatric-genomics-and-mental-health-treatment-setting-the-ethical-agenda
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Camillia Kong, Michael Dunn, Michael Parker
Realizing the benefits of translating psychiatric genomics research into mental health care is not straightforward. The translation process gives rise to ethical challenges that are distinctive from challenges posed within psychiatric genomics research itself, or that form part of the delivery of clinical psychiatric genetics services. This article outlines and considers three distinct ethical concerns posed by the process of translating genomic research into frontline psychiatric practice and policy making...
April 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328045/micrornas-downregulated-following-immune-activation-of-rat%C3%A2-testis
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Mitchell I Parker, Michael A Palladino
PROBLEM: Little is known about how infection and the response to inflammation affect the microRNA (miRNA) profile of the male reproductive tract. We hypothesized that expression of inflammatory-related miRNAs would be altered following immune activation of rat testis. METHOD OF STUDY: Testis total RNA was purified from Sprague-Dawley rats 3 or 6 hours after receiving a 5 mg/kg intraperitoneal injection of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and examined by qPCR using an 84-panel miRNA array...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327121/bap1-and-pbrm1-in-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-tumor-heterogeneity-and-concordance-with-paired-primary-tumor
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Jeanette E Eckel-Passow, Daniel J Serie, John C Cheville, Thai H Ho, Payal Kapur, James Brugarolas, R Houston Thompson, Bradley C Leibovich, Eugene D Kwon, Richard W Joseph, Alexander S Parker
BACKGROUND: BAP1 and PBRM1 are frequently mutated in primary clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) tumors; however, the frequency and clinical relevance of these mutations in metastatic ccRCC tumors is unknown. Additionally, while intra-tumor heterogeneity has been shown to be common in primary ccRCC, little is known regarding heterogeneity in metastatic ccRCC tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed BAP1 and PBRM1 loss of protein expression in patient-matched primary and metastatic tumors from 97 patients...
March 21, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326040/effects-of-topical-icing-on-inflammation-angiogenesis-revascularization-and-myofiber-regeneration-in-skeletal-muscle-following-contusion-injury
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Daniel P Singh, Zohreh Barani Lonbani, Maria A Woodruff, Tony J Parker, Roland Steck, Jonathan M Peake
Contusion injuries in skeletal muscle commonly occur in contact sport and vehicular and industrial workplace accidents. Icing has traditionally been used to treat such injuries under the premise that it alleviates pain, reduces tissue metabolism, and modifies vascular responses to decrease swelling. Previous research has examined the effects of icing on inflammation and microcirculatory dynamics following muscle injury. However, whether icing influences angiogenesis, collateral vessel growth, or myofiber regeneration remains unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325900/pegylated-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-affords-protection-and-facilitates-recovery-of-lost-functions-post-focal-ischemia
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Kim Parker, Antonio Berretta, Stefanie Saenger, Manaswini Sivaramakrishnan, Simon A Shirley, Friedrich Metzger, Andrew N Clarkson
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is involved in the maturation and maintenance of neurons, and impaired IGF-I signaling has been shown to play a role in various neurological diseases including stroke. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of an optimized IGF-I variant by adding a 40 kDa polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain to IGF-I to form PEG-IGF-I. We show that PEG-IGF-I has a slower clearance which allows for twice-weekly dosing to maintain steady-state serum levels in mice. Using a photothrombotic model of focal stroke, dosing from 3 hrs post-stroke dose-dependently (0...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325471/can-we-identify-who-gets-benefit-or-harm-from-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review
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Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, Carmelo Pirone, Daniëlle A van der Windt, Ben Parker, Ian N Bruce
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to summarize the evidence examining factors that predict differential response to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Systematic searches of randomized clinical trials (RCT) to identify predictors of the effects of MMF (moderators), and cohort studies to explore prognostic factors associated with MMF outcomes (response, relapse, or adverse events) were performed. Two reviewers independently assessed the methodological quality of RCTs using the Cochrane Collaboration risk of bias tool and cohort studies using the QUality In Prognosis Studies tool...
February 9, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324029/vital-directions-for-health-and-health-care-priorities-from-a-national-academy-of-medicine-initiative
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Victor J Dzau, Mark B McClellan, J Michael McGinnis, Sheila P Burke, Molly J Coye, Angela Diaz, Thomas A Daschle, William H Frist, Martha Gaines, Margaret A Hamburg, Jane E Henney, Shiriki Kumanyika, Michael O Leavitt, Ruth M Parker, Lewis G Sandy, Leonard D Schaeffer, Glenn D Steele, Pamela Thompson, Elias Zerhouni
Importance: Recent discussion has focused on questions related to the repeal and replacement of portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, issues central to the future of health and health care in the United States transcend the ACA provisions receiving the greatest attention. Initiatives directed to certain strategic and infrastructure priorities are vital to achieve better health at lower cost. Objectives: To review the most salient health challenges and opportunities facing the United States, to identify practical and achievable priorities essential to health progress, and to present policy initiatives critical to the nation's health and fiscal integrity...
March 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321954/anaphylactic-reaction-to-tranexamic-acid-in-an-adolescent-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
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Jennifer Chiem, Iskra Ivanova, Andrew Parker, Walter Krengel, Nathalia Jimenez
Tranexamic acid is an anti-fibrinolytic agent frequently used in pediatric surgery. Common side effects include nausea, flushing, and headache, but in rare instances, it may produce anaphylaxis; with only one previously reported case in a 72-year-old man. We report a case of a delayed anaphylactic reaction in a pediatric patient undergoing posterior spine fusion; and discuss the intraoperative management of the acute event, immunologic confirmation, and subsequent anesthetic approach.
March 21, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320597/racial-or-ethnic-and-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-adherence-to-national-dietary-guidance-in-a-large-cohort-of-us-pregnant-women
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Lisa M Bodnar, Hyagriv N Simhan, Corette B Parker, Heather Meier, Brian M Mercer, William A Grobman, David M Haas, Deborah A Wing, Matthew K Hoffman, Samuel Parry, Robert M Silver, George R Saade, Ronald Wapner, Jay D Iams, Pathik D Wadhwa, Michal Elovitz, Alan M Peaceman, Sean Esplin, Shannon Barnes, Uma M Reddy
BACKGROUND: The significance of periconceptional nutrition for optimizing offspring and maternal health and reducing social inequalities warrants greater understanding of diet quality among US women. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate racial or ethnic and education inequalities in periconceptional diet quality and sources of energy and micronutrients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be cohort...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319390/qualitative-behavior-of-the-low-frequency-vibrational-dynamics-of-microtubules-and-the-surrounding-water
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Jeremy M Moix, James E Parker, Ibtissam Echchgadda
The dynamics of the low-frequency vibrational modes of microtubules play a key role in many theoretical models regarding their biological function. We analyze these dynamics through large scale, classical molecular dynamics simulations of a microtubule composed of 42 tubulin heterodimers to provide insights into the qualitative nature of the vibrational energy absorption and dissipation mechanisms. The computed microtubule absorption spectra and vibrational density of states in the terahertz regime are presented, along with an analysis of the vibrational dephasing rates of the tubulin monomer center of mass dynamics, which are shown to be overdamped...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318726/low-risk-prostate-cancer-identification-management-and-outcomes
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Marco Moschini, Peter R Carroll, Scott E Eggener, Jonathan I Epstein, Markus Graefen, Rodolfo Montironi, Christopher Parker
CONTEXT: The incidence of low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) has increased as a consequence of prostate-specific antigen testing. OBJECTIVE: In this collaborative review article, we examine recent literature regarding low-risk PCa and the available prognostic and therapeutic options. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a literature review of the Medline, Embase, and Web of Science databases. The search strategy included the terms: prostate cancer, low risk, active surveillance, focal therapy, radical prostatectomy, watchful waiting, biomarker, magnetic resonance imaging, alone or in combination...
March 15, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317033/returning-genome-sequences-to-research-participants-policy-and-practice
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Caroline F Wright, Anna Middleton, Jeffrey C Barrett, Helen V Firth, David R FitzPatrick, Matthew E Hurles, Michael Parker
Despite advances in genomic science stimulating an explosion of literature around returning health-related findings, the possibility of returning entire genome sequences to individual research participants has not been widely considered. Through direct involvement in large-scale translational genomics studies, we have identified a number of logistical challenges that would need to be overcome prior to returning individual genome sequence data, including verifying that the data belong to the requestor and providing appropriate informatics support...
February 24, 2017: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316823/a-new-solvate-of-afatinib-a-specific-inhibitor-of-the-erbb-family-of-tyrosine-kinases
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Matthias Zeller, Gabriel Lima Barros de Araujo, Trev Parker, Amrinder Singh Rai, Stephen R Byrn
Afatinib (systematic name: N-{4-(3-chloro-4-fluoro-anilino)-7-[(tetra-hydro-furan-3-yl)-oxy]quinazolin-6-yl}-4-(di-methyl-amino)-but-2-enamide), is a specific in-hibitor of the ErbB family of tyrosine kinases. The free base form crystallizes from aceto-nitrile as a mixed water-aceto-nitrile solvent, C24H25ClFN5O3·0.25C2H3N·2H2O. It crystallizes with two independent mol-ecules (A and B) in the asymmetric unit of the chiral space group P4212, but exhibits close to perfect pseudo-inversion symmetry, emulating P4/ncc that relates the two mol-ecules to each other...
March 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316210/-questions-on-the-first-operation-with-ethyl-ether-as-anaesthetic-by-dr-peter-parker
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Q Chen
Ethyl ether was the first accepted effective general anaesthetic. It was introduced into China by an America missionary, Dr. Peter Parker. This was one of the historical events of medical communication between China and the West. In the records of the first operation with ether, however, Dr. Parker unusually omitted the patient's medical record number and the date of the operation, while those of other operations with ether anesthetics were all available. This was very unusual for a doctor like Peter Parker who always recorded every important case in detail in the hospital reports...
January 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316093/morphology-heterogeneity-within-a-campylobacter-jejuni-helical-population-the-use-of-calcofluor-white-to-generate-rod-shaped-c-jejuni-81-176-clones-and-the-genetic-determinants-responsible-for-differences-in-morphology-within-11168-strains
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Emilisa Frirdich, Jacob Biboy, Steven Huynh, Craig T Parker, Waldemar Vollmer, Erin C Gaynor
Campylobacter jejuni helical shape is important for colonization and host interactions with straight mutants having altered biological properties. Passage on calcofluor white (CFW) resulted in C. jejuni 81-176 isolates with morphology changes: either a straight morphology from frameshift mutations and single nucleotide polymorphisms in peptidoglycan hydrolase genes pgp1 or pgp2 or a reduction in curvature due a frameshift mutation in cjj81176_1105, a putative peptidoglycan endopeptidase. Shape defects were restored by complementation...
March 18, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315237/sits-derivatization-of-peptides-to-enhance-266%C3%A2-nm-ultraviolet-photodissociation-uvpd
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M Montana Quick, M Rachel Mehaffey, Robert W Johns, W Ryan Parker, Jennifer S Brodbelt
N-terminal derivatization of peptides with the chromogenic reagent 4-acetamido-4-isothiocyanatostilbene-2,2-disulfonic acid (SITS) is demonstrated to enhance the efficiency of 266 nm ultraviolet photodissociation (UVPD). Attachment of the chromophore results in a mass shift of 454 Da and provides significant gains in the number and abundances of diagnostic fragment ions upon UVPD. Activation of SITS-tagged peptides with 266 nm UVPD leads to many fragment ions akin to the a/b/y ions commonly produced by CID, along with other sequence ions (c, x, and z) typically accessed through higher energy pathways...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
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