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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106000/left-bundle-branch-block-after-sutureless-transcatheter-and-stented-biological-aortic-valve-replacement-for-aortic-stenosis
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Madelien V Regeer, Lisanne R Merkestein, Arend de Weger, Vasileios Kamperidis, Frank van der Kley, Philippe J van Rosendael, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Robert J M Klautz, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
AIMS: Conventional aortic valve replacement (AVR), sutureless AVR (su-AVR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for severe aortic stenosis (AS) are associated with conduction abnormalities. The aim of the present study was to assess the incidence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) after su-AVR and TAVI, in comparison to conventional AVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 501 patients (mean age 74±8 years, 53% male) without preoperative cardiac conduction disturbances who underwent AVR or TAVI were included in the study...
January 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104527/b7-h3-targeted-212-pb-radioimmunotherapy-of-ovarian-cancer-in-preclinical-models
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Benjamin B Kasten, Rebecca C Arend, Ashwini A Katre, Harrison Kim, Jinda Fan, Soldano Ferrone, Kurt R Zinn, Donald J Buchsbaum
INTRODUCTION: Novel therapies that effectively kill both differentiated cancer cells and cancer initiating cells (CICs), which are implicated in causing chemotherapy-resistance and disease recurrence, are needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of ovarian cancer. These studies used monoclonal antibody (mAb) 376.96, which recognizes a B7-H3 epitope expressed on ovarian cancer cells and CICs, as a carrier molecule for targeted α-particle radioimmunotherapy (RIT) in preclinical models of human ovarian cancer...
January 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089983/detailed-analysis-of-the-articular-domain-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Rada V Moerman, Suzanne Arends, Petra M Meiners, Arjan Vissink, Frederik K L Spijkervet, Frans G M Kroese, Elisabeth Brouwer, Hendrika Bootsma
OBJECTIVE: We used the 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) and the European League Against Rheumatism Sjögren's Syndrome Disease Activity Index (ESSDAI) articular domain to assess the effect of rituximab (RTX) and abatacept (ABA) on articular involvement in primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Patients with pSS treated with RTX (n = 18) or ABA (n = 13) and having a DAS28 erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)/C-reactive protein (CRP) level ≥ 3.2 at baseline were selected...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081150/the-association-of-birth-weight-and-infant-growth-with-energy-balance-related-behavior-a-systematic-review-and-best-evidence-synthesis-of-human-studies
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Arend W van Deutekom, Mai J M Chinapaw, Elise P Jansma, Tanja G M Vrijkotte, Reinoud J B J Gemke
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal prenatal and early postnatal growths are associated with obesity in later life, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature that reports on the longitudinal association of (i) birth size or (ii) infant growth with later (i) energy intake, (ii) eating behaviors, (iii) physical activity or (iv) sedentary behavior in humans. METHODS: A comprehensive search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO and The Cochrane Library was conducted to identify relevant publications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078641/staple-line-leak-after-primary-sleeve-gastrectomy-risk-factors-and-mid-term-results-do-patients-still-benefit-from-the-weight-loss-procedure
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Frank Benedix, Oliver Poranzke, Daniele Adolf, Stephanie Wolff, Hans Lippert, Jörg Arend, Thomas Manger, Christine Stroh
BACKGROUND: Staple line leak after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) still represents the most feared complication. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there are factors that increase the risk for a leakage. Furthermore, we aimed to analyze the impact of a leak on weight change and resolution of comorbidities. METHODS: Since 2005, data from obese patients that undergo bariatric procedures in Germany are prospectively registered. For the current analysis, all adult subjects that had undergone primary LSG from 2005 to 2014 were considered...
January 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077530/impact-of-balanced-tetrastarch-raw-material-on-perioperative-blood-loss-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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A Joosten, R Tircoveanu, S Arend, P Wauthy, P Gottignies, P Van der Linden
BACKGROUND: As 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.40 or 130/0.42 can originate from different vegetable sources, they might have different clinical effects. The purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled trial was to compare two balanced tetrastarch solutions, one maize-derived and one potato-derived, on perioperative blood loss in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: We randomly assigned 118 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery into two groups, to receive either a maize- or a potato-derived HES solution...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067665/selective-graft-versus-leukemia-depends-on-magnitude-and-diversity-of-the-alloreactive-t-cell-response
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Cornelis A M van Bergen, Simone A P van Luxemburg-Heijs, Liesbeth C de Wreede, Matthijs Eefting, Peter A von dem Borne, Peter van Balen, Mirjam H M Heemskerk, Arend Mulder, Fransiscus H J Claas, Marcelo A Navarrete, Wilhelmina M Honders, Caroline E Rutten, Hendrik Veelken, Inge Jedema, Constantijn J M Halkes, Marieke Griffioen, J H Frederik Falkenburg
Patients with leukemia who receive a T cell-depleted allogeneic stem cell graft followed by postponed donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) can experience graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) reactivity, with a lower risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Here, we have investigated the magnitude, diversity, and specificity of alloreactive CD8 T cells in patients who developed GVL reactivity after DLI in the absence or presence of GVHD. We observed a lower magnitude and diversity of CD8 T cells for minor histocompatibility antigens (MiHAs) in patients with selective GVL reactivity without GVHD...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059479/the-next-step-towards-usable-microbial-bioelectrochemical-sensors
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Jan B A Arends
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052056/genome-wide-in-vivo-screen-identifies-novel-host-regulators-of-metastatic-colonization
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Louise van der Weyden, Mark J Arends, Andrew D Campbell, Tobias Bald, Hannah Wardle-Jones, Nicola Griggs, Martin Del Castillo Velasco-Herrera, Thomas Tüting, Owen J Sansom, Natasha A Karp, Simon Clare, Diane Gleeson, Edward Ryder, Antonella Galli, Elizabeth Tuck, Emma L Cambridge, Thierry Voet, Iain C Macaulay, Kim Wong, Sanger Mouse Genetics Project, Sarah Spiegel, Anneliese O Speak, David J Adams
Metastasis is the leading cause of death for cancer patients. This multi-stage process requires tumour cells to survive in the circulation, extravasate at distant sites, then proliferate; it involves contributions from both the tumour cell and tumour microenvironment ('host', which includes stromal cells and the immune system). Studies suggest the early steps of the metastatic process are relatively efficient, with the post-extravasation regulation of tumour growth ('colonization') being critical in determining metastatic outcome...
January 4, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043998/presence-of-anticitrullinated-protein-antibodies-in-a-large-population-based-cohort-from-the-netherlands
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A van Zanten, S Arends, C Roozendaal, P C Limburg, F Maas, L A Trouw, R E M Toes, T W J Huizinga, H Bootsma, E Brouwer
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of anticitrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) and their association with known rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk factors in the general population. METHODS: Lifelines is a multidisciplinary prospective population-based cohort study in the Netherlands. Cross-sectional data from 40 136 participants were used. The detection of ACPA was performed by measuring anti-CCP2 on the Phadia-250 analyser with levels ≥6.2 U/mL considered positive...
January 2, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042126/b-cell-depletion-therapy-normalizes-circulating-follicular-th-cells-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Gwenny M Verstappen, Frans G M Kroese, Petra M Meiners, Odilia B Corneth, Minke G Huitema, Erlin A Haacke, Bert van der Vegt, Suzanne Arends, Arjan Vissink, Hendrika Bootsma, Wayel H Abdulahad
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of B cell depletion therapy on effector CD4+ T cell homeostasis and its relation to objective measures of disease activity in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Twenty-four patients with pSS treated with rituximab (RTX) and 24 healthy controls (HC) were included. Frequencies of circulating effector CD4+ T cell subsets were examined by flow cytometry at baseline and 16, 24, 36, and 48 weeks after the first RTX infusion...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040243/radiographic-damage-and-progression-of-the-cervical-spine-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-treated-with-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-facet-joints-vs-vertebral-bodies
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Fiona Maas, Anneke Spoorenberg, Elisabeth Brouwer, Eveline van der Veer, Hendrika Bootsma, Reinhard Bos, Freke R Wink, Suzanne Arends
OBJECTIVES: To investigate radiographic damage and 4-year progression of the cervical facet joints in a prospective observational cohort of AS patients treated with TNF-α inhibitors, to compare this with damage and progression of the cervical vertebral bodies, and to study the relation with patient characteristics and clinical outcome. METHODS: Patients from the Groningen Leeuwarden AS (GLAS) cohort starting TNF-α inhibitors with baseline and 4-year radiographs were included...
November 9, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039935/a-systematic-model-improves-hepatitis-c-virus-birth-cohort-screening-in-hospital-based-primary-care
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Aparna Goel, Jennifer Sanchez, Lismeiry Paulino, Colin Feuille, Jonathan Arend, Brijen Shah, Douglas Dieterich, Ponni V Perumalswami
Despite national and local governing board recommendations in the United States of America to perform an HCV screening test in baby boomers, screening rates remain low. Our goal was to study the impact of an HCV screening and link to care program with patient navigation in two New York City primary care practices. This was a two-year prospective study of patients born between 1945-1965 ("baby boomers") with encounters at two primary care practices at the Mount Sinai Hospital between November 1, 2013 and November 30, 2015...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032845/physical-fatigue-characterises-patient-experience-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Suzanne Arends, Petra M Meiners, Rada V Moerman, Frans G M Kroese, Elisabeth Brouwer, Frederik K L Spijkervet, Arjan Vissink, Hendrika Bootsma
OBJECTIVES: Besides ocular and oral dryness, fatigue is a major symptom in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Our aim was to investigate the importance of fatigue in relation to other symptoms experienced as well as to evaluate the effect of rituximab treatment on fatigue in pSS patients with active disease. METHODS: This analysis was based on data from our open-label rituximab study in 28 pSS patients. Symptoms of dryness, physical fatigue, pain, and mental fatigue were scored on 0-10 scales (according to ESSPRI)...
December 28, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028144/valproate-reduces-delayed-brain-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Arend M Hamming, Annette van der Toorn, Umesh S Rudrapatna, Lisha Ma, Hine J A van Os, Michel D Ferrari, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Erik van Zwet, Katherine Poinsatte, Ann M Stowe, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Marieke J H Wermer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Spreading depolarizations (SDs) may contribute to delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We tested whether SD-inhibitor valproate reduces brain injury in an SAH rat model with and without experimental SD induction. METHODS: Rats were randomized in a 2×2 design and pretreated with valproate (200 mg/kg) or vehicle for 4 weeks. SAH was induced by endovascular puncture of the right internal carotid bifurcation. One day post-SAH, brain tissue damage was measured with T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, followed by cortical application of 1 mol/L KCl (to induce SDs) or NaCl (no SDs)...
December 27, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027991/successful-treatment-of-severe-clostridium-difficile-infection-by-administration-of-crushed-fidaxomicin-via-a-nasogastric-tube-in-a-critically-ill-patient
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Sven Arends, Jerome Defosse, Cori Diaz, Frank Wappler, Samir G Sakka
OBJECTIVE: To report the successful use of crushed fidaxomicin via a nasogastric tube for treatment of a severe Clostridium difficile infection in a critically ill patient. DATA SOURCES: Clinical observation of a patient, images of abdominal computed tomography, antimicrobial therapy and course of infection parameters. DATA EXTRACTION: Relevant information contained in the medical observation of the patient and selection of image and laboratory parameters performed in the patient...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027797/corrigendum-to-espen-guidelines-on-chronic-intestinal-failure-in-adults-clin-nutr-35-2-2016-247-307
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Loris Pironi, Jann Arends, Federico Bozzetti, Cristina Cuerda, Lyn Gillanders, Palle Bekker Jeppesen, Francisca Joly, Darlene Kelly, Simon Lal, Michael Staun, Kinga Szczepanek, André Van Gossum, Geert Wanten, Stéphane Michel Schneider
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026023/effects-of-long-term-ethanol-consumption-and-aldh1b1-depletion-on-intestinal-tumourigenesis-in-mice
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Mike F Müller, Ying Zhou, David J Adams, Mark J Arends
Ethanol and its metabolite acetaldehyde have been classified as carcinogens for the upper aerodigestive tract, liver, breast and colorectum. Whereas mechanisms related to oxidative stress and Cyp2e1 induction seem to prevail in the liver, and acetaldehyde has been proposed to play a crucial role in the upper aerodigestive tract, pathological mechanisms in the colorectum have not yet been clarified. Moreover, all evidence for a pro-carcinogenic role of ethanol in colorectal cancer is derived from correlations observed in epidemiological studies or from rodent studies with additional carcinogen application or tumour suppressor gene inactivation...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025017/automatic-numerical-spatial-association-in-synaesthesia-an-fmri-investigation
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Isabel Arend, Sarit Ashkenazi, Kenneth Yuen, Shiran Ofir, Avishai Henik
A horizontal mental number line (MNL) is used to describe how quantities are represented across space. In humans, the neural correlates associated with such a representation are found in different areas of the posterior parietal cortex, especially, the intraparietal sulcus (IPS). In a phenomenon known as number-space synaesthesia, individuals visualise numbers in specific spatial locations. The experience of a MNL for number-space synaesthetes is explicit, idiosyncratic, and highly stable over time. It remains an open question whether the mechanisms underlying numerical-spatial association are shared by synaesthetes and nonsynaesthetes...
December 23, 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013283/delayed-and-decreased-lv-untwist-and-unstrain-rate-in-mutation-carriers-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Floris Kauer, Bas M van Dalen, Michelle Michels, Arend F L Schinkel, Wim B Vletter, Marjon van Slegtenhorst, Osama I I Soliman, Marcel L Geleijnse
BACKGROUND: The echocardiographic focus to detect abnormalities in genetically hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) affected subjects without left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (G+/LVH-) has been on diastolic abnormalities in transmitral flow and longitudinal myocardial function with tissue Doppler imaging. The aim of this study was to assess diastolic LV unstrain and untwist. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-one consecutive genotyped family members of HCM patients (mean age 37 ± 11 years, 16 men) and 41 age- and gender-matched healthy volunteers underwent speckle-tracking echocardiography to measure untwist and unstrain...
December 24, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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