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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159587/teaching-an-old-pet-new-tricks-tuning-of-inclusion-body-formation-and-properties-by-a-mixed-feed-system-in-e-coli
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David J Wurm, Julian Quehenberger, Julia Mildner, Britta Eggenreich, Christoph Slouka, Andreas Schwaighofer, Karin Wieland, Bernhard Lendl, Vignesh Rajamanickam, Christoph Herwig, Oliver Spadiut
Against the outdated belief that inclusion bodies (IBs) in Escherichia coli are only inactive aggregates of misfolded protein, and thus should be avoided during recombinant protein production, numerous biopharmaceutically important proteins are currently produced as IBs. To obtain correctly folded, soluble product, IBs have to be processed, namely, harvested, solubilized, and refolded. Several years ago, it was discovered that, depending on cultivation conditions and protein properties, IBs contain partially correctly folded protein structures, which makes IB processing more efficient...
November 20, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159551/long-term-over-10%C3%A2-years-retrospective-follow-up-of-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding
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Dvir Froylich, Tamar Abramovich-Segal, Guy Pascal, Ivy Haskins, Boaz Appel, Naama Kafry, David Hazzan
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) placements have progressively decreased in recent years. This is related to poor long-term weight loss outcomes and necessity for revision or removal of these bands. Long-term outcome results following LAGB are limited. The aim of our study was to determine the long-term outcome after LAGB at our institution. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to determine the long-term outcome after LAGB at our institution...
October 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158251/role-of-physical-activity-and-exercise-in-treating-patients-with-overweight-and-obesity
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John M Jakicic, Renee J Rogers, Kelliann K Davis, Katherine A Collins
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are significant public health concerns that are linked to numerous negative health consequences. Physical activity is an important lifestyle behavior that contributes to body weight regulation. CONTENT: Physical activity is inversely associated with weight gain and the incidence of obesity. Physical activity also contributes to additional weight loss when coupled with dietary modification, and it can result in modest weight loss when not coupled with dietary modification...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158232/development-and-validation-of-qdiabetes-2018-risk-prediction-algorithm-to-estimate-future-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objectives To derive and validate updated QDiabetes-2018 prediction algorithms to estimate the 10 year risk of type 2 diabetes in men and women, taking account of potential new risk factors, and to compare their performance with current approaches.Design Prospective open cohort study.Setting Routinely collected data from 1457 general practices in England contributing to the QResearch database: 1094 were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 363 were used to validate the scores.Participants 11...
November 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157916/the-effect-of-bariatric-surgery-on-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulant-drug-levels
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Amihai Rottenstreich, Aviv Barkai, Ariela Arad, Bruria Hirsh Raccah, Yosef Kalish
OBJECTIVE: To determine direct-acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC) blood levels in post-bariatric surgery (BS) patients treated with long-term anticoagulation therapy. METHODS: We identified from medical records patients who underwent BS during 2005-2016 and who were treated with DOACs. We offered testing DOAC blood levels to these patients and to age, sex, body mass index, and serum creatinine-matched individuals treated by DOACs who did not undergo BS. RESULTS: Overall, 36 individuals were enrolled, 18 post-BS patients and 18 control subjects...
November 15, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157747/multiplex-proximity-ligation-assay-to-identify-potential-prognostic-biomarkers-for-improved-survival-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-patients-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Avani D Rao, Yufei Liu, Rie von Eyben, Charles C Hsu, Chen Hu, Lauren M Rosati, Arti Parekh, Kendall Ng, Amy Hacker-Prietz, Lei Zheng, Timothy M Pawlik, Daniel A Laheru, Elizabeth M Jaffee, Matthew J Weiss, Dung T Le, Ralph H Hruban, Ana De Jesus-Acosta, Christopher L Wolfgang, Amol K Narang, Daniel T Chang, Albert C Koong, Joseph M Herman
PURPOSE: To explore seromarker levels for associations with outcomes in locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) patients who received chemotherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Serum from LAPC patients in 2 prospective trials of hypofractionated SBRT (5-6.6 Gy × 5) was collected before SBRT. Proximity ligation assay quantified the expression levels of 36 pancreatic cancer-specific candidate seromarkers: Axl, BMP2, CA 125, CA 19-9, CEA, CXCL-1/6/9/10, EGFR, Gas6, Her2, IGF-2, IGFBP-2/3/7, IL-6/6Ra/7/8/12, mesothelin, MMP-1/2/3/7, osteopontin, PDGFRa, PDK1, PF4, RegIV, SPARC, TGF-β, VEGF-A/D, and YKL40...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157151/health-benefits-of-hard-martial-arts-in-adults-a-systematic-review
#7
Sandra Origua Rios, Jennifer Marks, Isaac Estevan, Lisa M Barnett
Participation in organized sports is promoted as a means of increasing physical activity levels and reducing chronic disease risk in adults. Hard martial arts practice (i.e. using body contact techniques), has gained in popularity over time. This review explores the evidence for health benefits of "hard" martial arts practice within the adult population. A systematic electronic database search was conducted, and quality assessments applied the Effective Public Health Practice Project tool. Twenty-eight studies met the inclusion criteria, examining balance, cognitive function, muscular skeletal status, psychological, cardiovascular fitness, and metabolic effects...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157066/association-between-small-for-gestational-age-and-low-birth-weight-with-attention-deficit-and-impaired-executive-functions-in-3-6-years-old-children
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M Shariat, J Gharaee, H Dalili, Y Mohammadzadeh, Sh Ansari, Z Farahani
BACKGROUND: Behavioral disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are frequently reported among children with history of small body size at birth and disproportionate intrauterine growth retardation. The current study aimed to investigate some factors like executive functions and attention deficit in children with history of Small for gestational age (SGA) and /or Low Birth Weight (LBW) at birth. METHODS: A historical cohort study was done and 3-6 years old preschool children (with past history of SGA/LBW) from some kindergartens and health centers were selected...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155947/dementia-after-moderate-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-coexistence-of-multiple-proteinopathies
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Kimbra Kenney, Diego Iacono, Brian L Edlow, Douglas I Katz, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Daniel H Daneshvar, Allison Stevens, Allison L Moreau, Lee S Tirrell, Ani Varjabedian, Anastasia Yendiki, Andre van der Kouwe, Azma Mareyam, Jennifer A McNab, Wayne A Gordon, Bruce Fischl, Ann C McKee, Daniel P Perl
We report the clinical, neuroimaging, and neuropathologic characteristics of 2 patients who developed early onset dementia after a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Neuropathological evaluation revealed abundant β-amyloid neuritic and cored plaques, diffuse β-amyloid plaques, and frequent hyperphosphorylated-tau neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) involving much of the cortex, including insula and mammillary bodies in both cases. Case 1 additionally showed NFTs in both the superficial and deep cortical layers, occasional perivascular and depth-of-sulci NFTs, and parietal white matter rarefaction, which corresponded with decreased parietal fiber tracts observed on ex vivo MRI...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152751/healthcare-disparities-in-pediatric-otolaryngology-a-systematic-review
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Jad Jabbour, Thomas Robey, Michael J Cunningham
OBJECTIVES: Multiple studies have reported healthcare disparities in particular settings and conditions within pediatric otolaryngology, but a systematic examination of the breadth of the problem within the field is lacking. This study's objectives are to synthesize the available evidence regarding healthcare disparities in pediatric otolaryngology, highlight recurrent themes with respect to etiologies and manifestations, and demonstrate potential impacts from patient and provider standpoints...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152438/barriers-to-timely-completion-of-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-in-an-urban-tertiary-care-center
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Justin Cohen, Amy Harper, Elizabeth M Nichols, Gautam G Rao, Pranshu Mohindra, Dana Marie Roque
Background In 2017, there will be an estimated 12,820 women diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States, causing an estimation of 4,210 deaths. Among U.S. women, there is a 33% greater incidence and 71% higher cervical cancer mortality in high-poverty counties when compared to low-income counties [1]. In those dispositioned to chemoradiation, treatment time of less than eight weeks is associated with compromised pelvic control. We sought to identify patient or disease characteristics and socioeconomic or psychosocial barriers that contribute to delays in treatment completion in order to formulate new policies to address these needs...
September 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151815/how-should-we-evaluate-research-on-counselling-and-the-treatment-of-depression-a-case-study-on-how-the-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-s-draft-2018-guideline-for-depression-considered-what-counts-as-best-evidence
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Michael Barkham, Naomi P Moller, Joanne Pybis
Background: Health guidelines are developed to improve patient care by ensuring the most recent and 'best available evidence' is used to guide treatment recommendations. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's (NICE's ) guideline development methodology acknowledges that evidence needed to answer one question (treatment efficacy) may be different from evidence needed to answer another (cost-effectiveness, treatment acceptability to patients). This review uses counselling in the treatment of depression as a case study, and interrogates the constructs of 'best' evidence and 'best' guideline methodologies...
December 2017: Couns Psychother Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151520/dropped-head-syndrome-and-the-presence-of-rimmed-vacuoles-in-a-muscle-biopsy-in-scleroderma-polymyositis-overlap-syndrome-associated-with-anti-ku-antibody
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Yoshida Takeshi, Yoshida Mai, Mitsuyo Kinjo, Jonosono Manabu, Higuchi Itsuro
A 66-year-old woman with a history of interstitial lung disease presented with a 3-month history of dropped head syndrome (DHS), followed by camptocormia and extremity weakness. A clinical examination revealed Raynaud phenomenon, arthralgia, distal skin sclerosis, and microbleeds in the nailfold capillaries. An anti-Ku antibody test was positive. A muscle biopsy revealed inflammatory myopathy with rimmed vacuoles (RVs). The diagnosis of scleroderma-polymyositis (SSc-PM) overlap syndrome was made. RVs on a muscle biopsy in a patient with inflammatory myositis involving axial muscles may be seen either in inclusion body myositis or SSc-PM overlap syndrome...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151358/exosomal-microrna-a-novel-biomarker-for-breast-cancer
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Yunjie He, Fei Deng, Sujin Yang, Dandan Wang, Xiu Chen, Shanliang Zhong, Jianhua Zhao, Jinhai Tang
Breast cancer is the most common invasive malignancy among females worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate post-transcriptional gene expression by binding to the 3'-untranslated regions of targeted mRNAs. Recently, exosomes have been recognized to play critical roles in breast cancer. MiRNAs, as the most important inclusions in exosomes, are stable in the blood and other body fluids, making them ideal candidate biomarkers. In this review, we provide a complex overview of exosomal miRNAs in breast cancer...
November 20, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151119/whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-detection-of-skeletal-metastases-in-children-and-young-people-with-primary-solid-tumors-systematic-review
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A M Smets, E E Deurloo, T J E Slager, J Stoker, S Bipat
BACKGROUND: Many solid neoplasms have a propensity for osteomedullary metastases of which detection is important for staging and subsequent treatment. Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) has been shown to accurately detect osteomedullary metastases in adults, but these findings cannot be unconditionally extrapolated to staging of children with malignant solid tumors. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review on the sensitivity of WB-MRI for detecting skeletal metastases in children with solid tumors...
November 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150913/molecular-epidemiology-of-goat-pox-viruses
#16
P Roy, S Jaisree, S Balakrishnan, K Senthilkumar, R Mahaprabhu, A Mishra, B Maity, T K Ghosh, A P Karmakar
Goat pox disease outbreaks were observed in different places affecting Black Bengal Goats in West Bengal (WB) and Tellicherry, Vembur and non-descriptive breeds in Tamil Nadu (TN) causing severe lesions and mortality up to 30%. Clinical specimens from all the outbreaks were screened by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and confirmed the diseases as Goat Pox. Virus isolation in Vero cell line was done with randomly selected ten samples, cytopathic effects (CPE) characterized by syncytia and intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies were observed after several blind passages...
November 18, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150143/life-after-endometrial-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-outcomes
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Robert Shisler, Jennifer A Sinnott, Vivian Wang, Courtney Hebert, Ritu Salani, Ashley S Felix
BACKGROUND: Women with endometrial cancer (EC) are the second largest population of female cancer survivors in the United States. However, the outcomes of EC survivors, from the patient perspective, are not well-understood. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following an EC diagnosis. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, CINAHL, and reference lists to identify published observational studies that examined PROs among women with EC...
November 14, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149908/exosomal-micrornas-as-potential-circulating-biomarkers-in-gastrointestinal-tract-cancers-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Elmira Gheytanchi, Zahra Madjd, Leila Janani, Arezoo Rasti, Roya Ghods, Fatemeh Atyabi, Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari, Sadegh Babashah
BACKGROUND: Metastasis is the most frequent type of recurrence in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, and there is an emerging potential for new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, especially in the cases of metastatic GI carcinomas. The expression profiles of circulating exosomal microRNAs are of particular interest as novel non-invasive diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for improved detection of GI cancers in body fluids, especially in the serum of patients with recurrent cancers. The aim of this study is to systematically review primary studies and identify the miRNA profiles of serum exosomes of GI cancers...
November 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149901/development-and-exploration-of-the-content-validity-of-a-patient-reported-outcome-measure-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-migraine-the-migraine-physical-function-impact-diary-mpfid
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Asha Hareendran, Sally Mannix, Anne Skalicky, Martha Bayliss, Andrew Blumenfeld, Dawn C Buse, Pooja R Desai, Brian G Ortmeier, Sandhya Sapra
BACKGROUND: Adults with migraine experience substantial reductions in quality of life during and in-between migraine attacks. Clinical and regulatory guidelines encourage the inclusion of patient reported outcomes for the evaluation of benefits of interventions for migraine. METHODS: The conceptual framework and items for a new patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument, the Migraine Physical Function Impact Diary (MPFID), were developed using scientific methods recommended to ensure content validity of PRO instruments...
November 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149859/medicinal-plants-used-by-women-in-mecca-urban-muslim-and-gendered-knowledge
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Afnan Alqethami, Julie A Hawkins, Irene Teixidor-Toneu
BACKGROUND: This study explores medicinal plant knowledge and use among Muslim women in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Ethnobotanical research in the region has focused on rural populations and male herbal healers in cities, and based on these few studies, it is suggested that medicinal plant knowledge may be eroding. Here, we document lay, female knowledge of medicinal plants in an urban centre, interpreting findings in the light of the growing field of urban ethnobotany and gendered knowledge and in an Islamic context...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
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