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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430811/antimicrobial-resistance-in-coagulase-positive-staphylococci-isolated-from-companion-animals-in-australia-a-one-year-study
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Sugiyono Saputra, David Jordan, Kate A Worthing, Jacqueline M Norris, Hui S Wong, Rebecca Abraham, Darren J Trott, Sam Abraham
Methicillin-resistant coagulase-positive staphylococci (CoPS) have become increasingly recognised as opportunistic pathogens that limit therapeutic options in companion animals. The frequency of methicillin resistance amongst clinical isolates on an Australia-wide level is unknown. This study determined antimicrobial susceptibility patterns for CoPS isolated from clinical infections in companion animals (dogs, cats and horses) as part of the first nation-wide survey on antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens in Australia for a one-year period (January 2013 to January 2014)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421638/renal-replacement-therapy-and-incremental-hemodialysis-for-veterans-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Susan T Crowley, Srinivasan Beddhu, Joline L T Chen, John T Daugirdas, David S Goldfarb, Anna Jin, Csaba P Kovesdy, David J Leehey, Hamid Moradi, Sankar D Navaneethan, Keith C Norris, Yoshitsugu Obi, Ann O'Hare, Tariq Shafi, Elani Streja, Mark L Unruh, Tushar J Vachharajani, Steven Weisbord, Connie M Rhee
Each year approximately 13,000 Veterans transition to maintenance dialysis, mostly in the traditional form of thrice-weekly hemodialysis from the start. Among >6000 dialysis units nationwide, there are currently approximately 70 Veterans Affairs (VA) dialysis centers. Given this number of VA dialysis centers and their limited capacity, only 10% of all incident dialysis Veterans initiate treatment in a VA center. Evidence suggests that, among Veterans, the receipt of care within the VA system is associated with favorable outcomes, potentially because of the enhanced access to healthcare resources...
April 18, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414020/modifying-alcohol-consumption-to-reduce-obesity-macro-development-and-feasibility-trial-of-a-complex-community-based-intervention-for-men
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Iain K Crombie, Kathryn B Cunningham, Linda Irvine, Brian Williams, Falko F Sniehotta, John Norrie, Ambrose Melson, Claire Jones, Andrew Briggs, Peter M Rice, Marcus Achison, Andrew McKenzie, Elena Dimova, Peter W Slane
BACKGROUND: Obese men who consume alcohol are at a greatly increased risk of liver disease; those who drink > 14 units of alcohol per week have a 19-fold increased risk of dying from liver disease. OBJECTIVES: To develop an intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in obese men and to assess the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to investigate its effectiveness. DESIGN OF THE INTERVENTION: The intervention was developed using formative research, public involvement and behaviour change theory...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411242/differences-in-short-and-long-term-mortality-associated-with-bmi-following-coronary-revascularization
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Tasuku Terada, Mary Forhan, Colleen M Norris, Weiyu Qiu, Raj Padwal, Arya M Sharma, Jayan Nagendran, Jeffrey A Johnson
BACKGROUND: The association between obesity and mortality risks following coronary revascularization is not clear. We examined the associations of BMI (kg/m(2)) with short-, intermediate-, and long-term mortality following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with different coronary anatomy risks and diabetes mellitus status. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) registry were analyzed...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394646/prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-case-of-norrie-disease-with-late-development-of-bilateral-ocular-malformation
#5
Li Hong Wu, Li-Hong Chen, Hongning Xie, Ying-Jun Xie
We report a case of Norrie disease, diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound, confirmed by Sanger sequencing of the DNP gene from the aborted fetal cord blood and histologically. Prenatal ultrasound revealed no abnormality in either eye at 22(+1) and 31(+4) gestational weeks, but at 36(+5) gestational weeks both eyes had massive vitreous cavity opacities with complete retinal detachment. Norrie disease was initially suspected because of an older male sibling with the disease. To our knowledge, prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of Norrie disease has been previously described only one case in 1993 in a 34-week-old fetus...
April 10, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391619/ciclosporin-compared-to-prednisolone-therapy-for-patients-with-pyoderma-gangrenosum-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-the-stop-gap-trial
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J M Mason, K S Thomas, A D Ormerod, F E Craig, E Mitchell, J Norrie, H C Williams
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a painful, ulcerating skin disease with poor evidence for management. Prednisolone and ciclosporin are the most commonly used treatments, although not previously compared within a randomised controlled trial (RCT) OBJECTIVES: To compare the cost-effectiveness of ciclosporin and prednisolone-initiated treatment for patients with PG. METHODS: Quality-of-life (EuroQoL EQ-5D-3L) and resource data were collected as part of the STOP-GAP trial: a multicentre, parallel-group, observer-blind RCT...
April 9, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383715/dietary-sphingolipids-potential-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Gregory H Norris, Christopher N Blesso
The development of therapeutic approaches aimed at reducing inflammation, improving lipid metabolism, and preventing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease holds significant potential in the management of obesity-associated disease. In this review, the recent basic science and clinical research examining dietary sphingolipid intake and the prevention of dyslipidemia and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is summarized. Dietary sphingolipids have been shown to dose-dependently reduce the acute intestinal absorption of cholesterol, triglycerides, and fatty acids in rodents...
April 5, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380265/how-do-i-participate-in-t-cell-immunotherapy
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Megan M Suhoski Davis, David H McKenna, Philip J Norris
T cells play a key role in the adaptive immune response, and the ability to manipulate T cells for therapeutic uses has advanced in the past decade. Infusion of expanded or engineered T cells can potentially be used to treat cancer, viral infections, graft-versus-host disease, and organ transplant rejection. The role that blood banks play in the manufacture and distribution of T-cell therapeutics is still being defined. Given the regulatory framework of blood banks, they are well positioned to collect raw material for manufacture of T-cell therapies and to distribute finished product to hospitals in support of clinical trials or eventually for licensed products...
May 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380011/increased-inflammation-is-associated-with-islet-autoimmunity-and-type-1-diabetes-in-the-diabetes-autoimmunity-study-in-the-young-daisy
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Kathleen Waugh, Janet Snell-Bergeon, Aaron Michels, Fran Dong, Andrea K Steck, Brigitte I Frohnert, Jill M Norris, Marian Rewers
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (TID) is characterized by a loss of pancreatic islet beta cell function resulting in loss of insulin production. Genetic and environmental factors may trigger immune responses targeting beta cells thus generating islet antibodies (IA). Immune response pathways involve a cascade of events, initiated by cytokines and chemokines, producing inflammation which can result in tissue damage. METHODS: A nested case-control study was performed to identify temporal changes in cytokine levels in 75 DAISY subjects: 25 diagnosed T1D, 25 persistent IA, and 25 controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373547/emergence-of-a-new-neisseria-meningitidis-clonal-complex-11-lineage-11-2-clade-as-an-effective-urogenital-pathogen
#10
Yih-Ling Tzeng, Jose A Bazan, Abigail Norris Turner, Xin Wang, Adam C Retchless, Timothy D Read, Evelyn Toh, David E Nelson, Carlos Del Rio, David S Stephens
Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) clonal complex 11 (cc11) lineage is a hypervirulent pathogen responsible for outbreaks of invasive meningococcal disease, including among men who have sex with men, and is increasingly associated with urogenital infections. Recently, clusters of Nm urethritis have emerged primarily among heterosexual males in the United States. We determined that nonencapsulated meningococcal isolates from an ongoing Nm urethritis outbreak among epidemiologically unrelated men in Columbus, Ohio, are linked to increased Nm urethritis cases in multiple US cities, including Atlanta and Indianapolis, and that they form a unique clade (the US Nm urethritis clade, US_NmUC)...
April 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342570/body-mass-index-is-associated-with-differential-rates-of-coronary-revascularization-after-cardiac-catheterization
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Tasuku Terada, Jeffrey A Johnson, Colleen Norris, Raj Padwal, Weiyu Qiu, Arya M Sharma, Jayan Nagendran, Mary Forhan
BACKGROUND: The association of obesity with coronary revascularization procedures is not clear. We examined rates of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) associated with obesity while accounting for the severity of coronary disease and diabetes status. METHODS: Patients who underwent cardiac catheterization were stratified according to coronary anatomy risks and diabetes status. Within each stratum, using normal body mass index (BMI) (18...
December 29, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324943/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
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Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302553/stark-regional-and-sex-differences-in-the-prevalence-and-awareness-of-hypertension-an-h3africa-awi-gen-study-across-6-sites-in-sub-saharan-africa
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F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Stuart A Ali, Felix Made, Catherine Kyobutungi, Engelbert Nonterah, Lisa Micklesfield, Marianne Alberts, Romuald Boua, Scott Hazelhurst, Cornelius Debpuur, Felistas Mashinya, Sekgothe Dikotope, Hermann Sorgho, Ian Cook, Stella Muthuri, Cassandra Soo, Freedom Mukomana, Godfred Agongo, Christopher Wandabwa, Sulaimon Afolabi, Abraham Oduro, Halidou Tinto, Ryan G Wagner, Tilahun Haregu, Alisha Wade, Kathleen Kahn, Shane A Norris, Nigel J Crowther, Stephen Tollman, Osman Sankoh, Michèle Ramsay
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, yet few large studies exploring hypertension in Africa are available. The actual burden of disease is poorly understood and awareness and treatment to control it is often suboptimal. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to report the prevalence of measured hypertension and to assess awareness and control of blood pressure among older adults in rural and urban settings in 6 sites located in West, East, and Southern Africa...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297040/repair-of-total-tractional-retinal-detachment-in-norrie-disease-report-of-technique-and-successful-surgical-outcome
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Bozho Todorich, Aristomenis Thanos, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Antonio Capone
Norrie disease is a rare, but devastating cause of pediatric retinal detachment, universally portending a poor visual prognosis. This paper describes successful surgical management of an infant with total retinal detachment associated with Norrie disease mutation. The infant was a full-term white male who presented with bilateral total funnel retinal detachments (RDs). He underwent genetic testing, which demonstrated single-point mutation 133 G>A transition in exon 2 of the NDP gene. The retinal detachment was managed with translimbal iridectomy, lensectomy, capsulectomy, and vitrectomy...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295451/ccl20-neutralisation-by-a-monoclonal-antibody-in-healthy-subjects-selectively-inhibits-recruitment-of-ccr6-cells-in-an-experimental-suction-blister
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Gerben Bouma, Stefano Zamuner, Kirsty Hicks, Andrew Want, João Oliveira, Arpita Choudhury, Sara Brett, Darren Robertson, Leigh Felton, Virginia Norris, Disala Fernando, Michael Herdman, Ruth Tarzi
AIMS: GSK3050002, a humanized IgG1κ antibody with high binding affinity to human CCL20, was administered in a first-in-human study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD). An experimental skin suction blister model was employed to assess target engagement and the ability of the compound to inhibit recruitment of inflammatory CCR6 expressing cells. METHODS: This study was a randomized, double-blind (sponsor open), placebo-controlled, single-centre, single ascending intravenous dose escalation trial in 48 healthy male volunteers...
March 11, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281281/hemodialysis-disparities-in-african-americans-the-deeply-integrated-concept-of-race-in-the-social-fabric-of-our-society
#16
REVIEW
Keith C Norris, Sandra F Williams, Connie M Rhee, Susanne B Nicholas, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, L Ebony Boulware
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is one of the starkest examples of racial/ethnic disparities in health. Racial/ethnic minorities are 1.5 to nearly 4 times more likely than their non-Hispanic White counterparts to require renal replacement therapy (RRT), with African Americans suffering from the highest rates of ESRD. Despite improvements over the last 25 years, substantial racial differences are persistent in dialysis quality measures such as RRT modality options, dialysis adequacy, anemia, mineral and bone disease, vascular access, and pre-ESRD care...
March 9, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271846/non-communicable-disease-syndemics-poverty-depression-and-diabetes-among-low-income-populations
#17
REVIEW
Emily Mendenhall, Brandon A Kohrt, Shane A Norris, David Ndetei, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
The co-occurrence of health burdens in transitioning populations, particularly in specific socioeconomic and cultural contexts, calls for conceptual frameworks to improve understanding of risk factors, so as to better design and implement prevention and intervention programmes to address comorbidities. The concept of a syndemic, developed by medical anthropologists, provides such a framework for preventing and treating comorbidities. The term syndemic refers to synergistic health problems that affect the health of a population within the context of persistent social and economic inequalities...
March 4, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270590/inhibition-of-mapk-erk-pathway-in%C3%A2-vivo-attenuates-aortic-valve-disease-processes-in-emilin1-deficient-mouse-model
#18
Charu Munjal, Anil G Jegga, Amy M Opoka, Ivan Stoilov, Russell A Norris, Craig J Thomas, J Michael Smith, Robert P Mecham, Giorgio M Bressan, Robert B Hinton
Aortic valve disease (AVD) is a common condition with a progressive natural history, and presently, there are no pharmacologic treatment strategies. Elastic fiber fragmentation (EFF) is a hallmark of AVD, and increasing evidence implicates developmental elastic fiber assembly defects. Emilin1 is a glycoprotein necessary for elastic fiber assembly that is present in both developing and mature human and mouse aortic valves. The Emilin1-deficient mouse (Emilin1(-/-) ) is a model of latent AVD, characterized by activated TGFβ/MEK/p-Erk signaling and upregulated elastase activity...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263850/laser-capture-micro-dissection-combined-with-next-generation-sequencing-analysis-of-cell-type-specific-deafness-gene-expression-in-the-mouse-cochlea
#19
Shin-Ya Nishio, Yutaka Takumi, Shin-Ichi Usami
Cochlear implantation (CI), which directly stimulates the cochlear nerves, is the most effective and widely used medical intervention for patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. The etiology of the hearing loss is speculated to have a major influence of CI outcomes, particularly in cases resulting from mutations in genes preferentially expressed in the spiral ganglion region. To elucidate precise gene expression levels in each part of the cochlea, we performed laser-capture micro dissection in combination with next-generation sequencing analysis and determined the expression levels of all known deafness-associated genes in the organ of Corti, spiral ganglion, lateral wall, and spiral limbs...
May 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249640/maternal-use-of-dietary-supplements-during-pregnancy-is-not-associated-with-coeliac-disease-in-the-offspring-the-environmental-determinants-of-diabetes-in-the-young-teddy-study
#20
Jimin Yang, Roy N Tamura, Carin A Aronsson, Ulla M Uusitalo, Åke Lernmark, Marian Rewers, William A Hagopian, Jin-Xiong She, Jorma Toppari, Anette G Ziegler, Beena Akolkar, Jeffrey P Krischer, Jill M Norris, Suvi M Virtanen, Daniel Agardh
Perinatal exposure to nutrients and dietary components may affect the risk for coeliac disease (CD). We investigated the association between maternal use of vitamin D, n-3 fatty acids (FA) and Fe supplements during pregnancy and risk for CD autoimmunity (CDA) and CD in the offspring. Children at increased genetic risk were prospectively followed from birth in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. CDA was defined as having persistently positive tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (tTGA)...
February 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
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