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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531862/unravelling-the-suitability-of-biological-induction-for-halophilic-lipase-production-by-halomonas-sp-lm1c-cultures
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Esther Gutiérrez-Arnillas, María Arellano, Francisco J Deive, Ana Rodríguez, María Ángeles Sanromán
In this study, the viability of using biological induction as an alternative to the conventional chemical induction in lipase production by a novel halophilic microorganism, Halomonas sp. LM1C, has been demonstrated. Thus, a 9-times increase of lipase activity (3000U/L) was recorded when Staphylococcus equorum sp. AMC7 was present in the medium, which is competitive with the results obtained when Triton X-100 was added as chemical inducer. The GC-MS data allowed concluding the true nature of the biological inducer effect, as the existence of high percentages of isomeric forms of pentadecanoic acid were detected...
May 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531654/seattle-s-law-enforcement-assisted-diversion-lead-program-effects-on-recidivism-outcomes
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Susan E Collins, Heather S Lonczak, Seema L Clifasefi
Drug users and dealers frequently cycle through the criminal justice system in what is sometimes referred to as a "revolving door." Arrest, incarceration and prosecution have not deterred this recidivism. Seattle's Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program was established to divert these individuals to case management and supportive services instead of jail and prosecution. A nonrandomized controlled evaluation was conducted to examine LEAD effects on criminal recidivism (i.e., arrests, criminal charges)...
May 10, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531324/a-vignette-study-of-older-adults-preferences-for-intergenerational-transfers-in-the-context-of-competition-between-grandparents-and-grandchildren-in-rural-china
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Zhen Cong, Merril Silverstein
Objectives: The objective of this analysis was to examine older adults' preferences for economic support in the context of competition between grandparents and grandchildren for the middle generation's financial resources in rural China. Specifically, it examined how relative need, lineage, and gender of grandchildren depicted in a vignette were evaluated and how personal characteristics of the evaluators influenced beliefs for which generation should receive more support. Method: The sample consisted of 989 older adults participating in three waves of a longitudinal study in Anhui Province, China...
May 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531273/phenotypes-of-atopic-dermatitis-depending-on-the-timing-of-onset-and-progression-in-childhood
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Caroline Roduit, Remo Frei, Martin Depner, Anne M Karvonen, Harald Renz, Charlotte Braun-Fahrländer, Elisabeth Schmausser-Hechfellner, Juha Pekkanen, Josef Riedler, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Erika von Mutius, Roger Pascal Lauener, Anne Hyvärinen, Pirkka Kirjavainen, Sami Remes, Marjut Roponen, Marie-Laure Dalphin, Vincent Kaulek, Markus Ege, Jon Genuneit, Sabina Illi, Micahel Kabesch, Bianca Schaub, Petra Ina Pfefferle, Gert Doekes
Importance: Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, pruritic skin disease that often occurs in early infancy with a chronic course. However, a specific description of subtypes of atopic dermatitis depending on the timing of onset and progression of the disease in childhood is lacking. Objective: To identify different phenotypes of atopic dermatitis using a definition based on symptoms before age 6 years and to determine whether some subtypes are more at risk for developing other allergic diseases...
May 22, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531254/frailty-status-at-admission-to-hospital-predicts-multiple-adverse-outcomes
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Ruth E Hubbard, Nancye M Peel, Mayukh Samanta, Leonard C Gray, Arnold Mitnitski, Kenneth Rockwood
Aims: frailty is proposed as a summative measure of health status and marker of individual vulnerability. We aimed to investigate the discriminative capacity of a frailty index (FI) derived from interRAI Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for Acute Care (AC) in relation to multiple adverse inpatient outcomes. Methods: in this prospective cohort study, an FI was derived for 1,418 patients ≥70 years across 11 hospitals in Australia. The interRAI-AC was administered at admission and discharge by trained nurses, who also screened patients daily for geriatric syndromes...
May 22, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530522/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-and-treatment-duration-of-erlotinib-among-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Lisa M Hess, Anthony Louder, Katherine Winfree, Yajun E Zhu, Ana B Oton, Radhika Nair
BACKGROUND: In lung cancer, there is an increasing number of oral agents available for patients; however, little is known about the factors associated with adherence to and treatment duration on oral medications in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and demographic factors associated with adherence and treatment discontinuation, respectively, to oral oncolytics among patients with NSCLC. METHODS: A retrospective, claims-based analysis of the Humana Research Database supplemented with medical chart review was conducted among patients with NSCLC who started an oral oncolytic between January 1, 2008, and June 30, 2013...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530086/-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean-in-twin-gestations-does-it-increase-maternal-or-neonatal-complications
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Hagit Diamant, Rania Okby, Majdi Imterat, Ruslan Sergienko, Eyal Sheiner
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the rate, success and pregnancy outcome following a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) in twin gestations. Study design: A retrospective study including all twin pregnancies with a single prior cesarean delivery between the years 2006 to 2011 was performed. Women with medical indications for cesarean delivery (CD) were excluded. Maternal and neonatal outcomes were compared between women who delivered by CD to those who underwent TOLAC. Stratified analysis using a multiple logistic regression model was performed to control for confounders...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529598/biological-interaction-of-cigarette-smoking-on-the-association-between-genetic-polymorphisms-involved-in-inflammation-and-the-risk-of-lung-cancer-a-case-control-study-in-japan
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Yuzo Yamamoto, Chikako Kiyohara, Saiko Suetsugu-Ogata, Naoki Hamada, Yoichi Nakanishi
Chronic inflammation serves an important role in lung carcinogenesis, thus genetic polymorphisms involved in this pathway may affect the risk of lung cancer. The present case-control study focused on the association between lung cancer risk and genetic polymorphisms involved in inflammatory pathways. The study comprised 462 lung cancer cases and 379 controls from Japan. The roles of interleukin 8 (IL8) rs4073, nuclear factor kappa B (NFκB) rs28362491, cytochrome b-245, alpha polypeptide (CYBA) rs4673, NAD(P) H dehydrogenase, quinone 1 (NQO1) rs1800566, nitric oxide synthase 2 and inducible (NOS2) rs2297518 polymorphisms in lung carcinogenesis were investigated...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529487/cardiac-baroreflex-variability-and-resetting-during-sustained-mild-effort
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Mair Zamir, Mark B Badrov, T Dylan Olver, J Kevin Shoemaker
This exploratory study assessed the pattern of closed-loop baroreflex resetting using multi-logistic-curve analysis. Operating point gain and ranges of RR-interval (RRI) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) are derived to examine how these relate to sympathetic activation. Sustained low-intensity isometric handgrip exercise, with a period of post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO), provided a model to study baroreflex resetting because the progression toward fatigue at constant tension induces a continuous increase in volitional contribution to neuro-cardiovascular control...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529098/differences-in-the-economic-valuation-and-determining-factors-of-informal-care-over-time-the-case-of-blood-cancer
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Marta Ortega-Ortega, Roberto Montero-Granados, Juan de Dios Jiménez-Aguilera
OBJECTIVE: To estimate differences in the economic valuation and sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with informal care between phases of the treatment in the case of blood cancer patients. METHODS: 139 haematological cancer patients who underwent a stem cell transplantation completed a longitudinal questionnaire according to 3 phases of the treatment: short-term (pre-transplant), medium-term (1st year post-transplant) and long-term (2nd-6th year post-transplant)...
May 19, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528930/clinical-and-psychosocial-predictors-of-urologic-chronic-pelvic-pain-symptom-change-over-one-year-a-prospective-study-from-the-mapp-research-network
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Bruce D Naliboff, Alisa J Stephens, H Henry Lai, James W Griffith, J Quentin Clemens, Susan Lutgendorf, Larissa V Rodriguez, Craig Newcomb, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Wensheng Guo, John W Kusek, J Richard Landis
OBJECTIVE: To examine baseline clinical and psychosocial characteristics that predict 12- month symptom change in men and women with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS). METHODS: 221 female and 176 male UCPPS patients were recruited from 6 academic medical centers in the United States and evaluated at baseline with a comprehensive battery of symptom, psychosocial, and illness-impact measures. Based on biweekly symptom reports, a functional clustering procedure classified participant's outcome as worse, stable, or improved on pain and urinary symptom severity...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528810/titration-of-intravenous-oxytocin-infusion-for-postdate-induction-of-labor-across-body-mass-index-groups
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Angela B Maeder, Susan C Vonderheid, Chang G Park, Aleeca F Bell, Barbara L McFarlin, Catherine Vincent, C Sue Carter
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether oxytocin titration for postdate labor induction differs among women who are normal weight, overweight, and obese and whether length of labor and birth method differ by oxytocin titration and body mass index (BMI). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: U.S. university-affiliated hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Of 280 eligible women, 21 were normal weight, 134 were overweight, and 125 were obese at labor admission...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528599/eeg-beta-2-power-as-surrogate-marker-for-memory-impairment-a-pilot-study
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Andreas K Kaiser, Michael Doppelmayr, Bernhard Iglseder
BACKGROUND: Memory deficits are dominant in dementia and are positively correlated with electroencephalographic (EEG) beta power. EEG beta power can predict the progression of Alzheimer´s (AD) as early as at the stage of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and could possibly be used as surrogate marker for memory impairment. The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between frontal and parietal EEG beta power and memory-test outcome. Frontal and parietal beta power is analyzed for a resting state and an eyes-closed backward counting condition and related to memory impairment parameters...
May 22, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528450/high-expression-of-cyclin-d1-is-associated-to-high-proliferation-rate-and-increased-risk-of-mortality-in-women-with-er-positive-but-not-in-er-negative-breast-cancers
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Cecilia Ahlin, Claudia Lundgren, Elin Embretsén-Varro, Karin Jirström, Carl Blomqvist, M -L Fjällskog
PURPOSE: Cyclin D1 has a central role in cell cycle control and is an important component of estrogen regulation of cell cycle progression. We have previously shown that high cyclin D expression is related to aggressive features of ER-positive but not ER-negative breast cancer. The aims of the present study were to validate this differential ER-related effect and furthermore explore the relationship between cyclin D overexpression and CCND1 gene amplification status in a node-negative breast cancer case-control study...
May 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528373/the-association-between-primary-source-of-healthcare-coverage-and-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-us-veterans
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Folasade P May, Elizabeth M Yano, Dawn Provenzale, W Neil Steers, Donna L Washington
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a deadly but largely preventable disease. Screening improves outcomes, but screening rates vary across healthcare coverage models. In the Veterans Health Administration (VA), screening rates are high; however, it is unknown how CRC screening rates compare for Veterans with other types of healthcare coverage. AIMS: To determine whether Veterans with Veteran-status-related coverage (VA, military, TRICARE) have higher rates of CRC screening than Veterans with alternate sources of healthcare coverage...
May 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528291/the-association-of-lifetime-physical-inactivity-with-bladder-and-renal-cancer-risk-a-hospital-based-case-control-analysis
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Rikki Cannioto, John Lewis Etter, Lauren Beryl Guterman, Janine M Joseph, Nicholas R Gulati, Kristina L Schmitt, Michael J LaMonte, Ryan Nagy, Albina Minlikeeva, James Brian Szender, Kirsten B Moysich
OBJECTIVES: Recreational physical inactivity has been gaining recognition as an independent epidemiological exposure of interest in relation to cancer endpoints due to evidence suggesting that it may associate with cancer independent of obesity. In the current analyses, we examined the associations of lifetime recreational physical inactivity with renal and bladder cancer risk. METHODS: In this hospital-based case-control study, we identified N=160 renal cancer patients, N=208 bladder cancer patients, and N=766 age frequency-matched controls without cancer...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528225/predicting-type-2-diabetes-using-genetic-and-environmental-risk-factors-in-a-multi-ethnic-malaysian-cohort
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N Abdullah, N A Abdul Murad, E A Mohd Haniff, S E Syafruddin, J Attia, C Oldmeadow, M A Kamaruddin, N Abd Jalal, N Ismail, M Ishak, R Jamal, R J Scott, E G Holliday
OBJECTIVE: Malaysia has a high and rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D). While environmental (non-genetic) risk factors for the disease are well established, the role of genetic variations and gene-environment interactions remain understudied in this population. This study aimed to estimate the relative contributions of environmental and genetic risk factors to T2D in Malaysia and also to assess evidence for gene-environment interactions that may explain additional risk variation...
May 18, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528215/patients-criteria-determining-difficulty-of-the-laparoscopic-lateral-transperitoneal-adrenalectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Michał Natkaniec, Jadwiga Dworak, Michał Pędziwiatr, Magdalena Pisarska, Piotr Major, Marcin Dembiński, Marek Winiarski, Andrzej Budzyński
BACKGROUND: Identification of patients in whom adrenalectomy may be more difficult, can help in decision making in borderline and doubtful cases. The aim of the study was to determine patients criteria influencing difficulty of laparoscopic lateral transperitoneal adrenalectomy (LTA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 275 patients who underwent LTA. We analyzed the impact of gender, age, history of previous abdominal surgery, body mass index, risk of anesthesia measured as ASA scale, size, localization (left/right), and histological type of the tumor on parameters reflecting the level of difficulty of the procedure: operative time, intraoperative blood loss, conversion rate and intraoperative complications rate...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528211/intravenous-levetiracetam-vs-phenytoin-for-status-epilepticus-and-cluster-seizures-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Arunodaya R Gujjar, Ramachandiran Nandhagopal, Poovathoor C Jacob, Abdulhakeem Al-Hashim, Khalfan Al-Amrani, Shyam S Ganguly, Abdullah Al-Asmi
PURPOSE: Status Epilepticus (SE) is a common medical emergency carrying a high morbidity and mortality. Levetiracetam (LEV) is a novel anticonvulsant effective against varied seizures. Few prospective studies have addressed its use in SE. We aimed to examine the efficacy of intravenous LEV in controlling SE and cluster attacks of seizures (CS), in comparison with IV phenytoin (DPH), using a prospective, randomized study design. METHOD: Adult patients with SE or CS, following an initial dose of IV benzodiazepine to control ongoing seizure, were randomized to receive either medication...
May 4, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528173/school-wellness-team-best-practices-to-promote-wellness-policy-implementation
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Erika Profili, Diana S Rubio, Hannah G Lane, Lea H Jaspers, Megan S Lopes, Maureen M Black, Erin R Hager
Schools with wellness teams are more likely to implement federally mandated Local Wellness Policies (LWPs, Local Education Agency-level policies for healthy eating/physical activity). Best practices have been developed for wellness teams based on minimal empirical evidence. The purpose of this study is to determine, among schools with wellness teams, associations between LWP implementation and six wellness team best practices (individually and as a sum score). An online survey targeting Maryland school wellness leaders/administrators (52...
May 17, 2017: Preventive Medicine
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