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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775969/the-scale-on-community-care-perceptions-scope-for-nursing-students-a-development-and-psychometric-validation-study
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Margriet van Iersel, Rien de Vos, Corine Latour, Paul A Kirschner, Wilma Scholte Op Reimer
The aim of this study was to develop a valid instrument to measure student nurses' perceptions of community care (SCOPE). DeVellis' staged model for instrument development and validation was used. Scale construction of SCOPE was based on existing literature. Evaluation of its psychometric properties included exploratory factor analysis and reliability analysis. After pilot-testing, 1062 bachelor nursing students from six institutions in the Netherlands (response rate 81%) took part in the study. SCOPE is a 35-item scale containing: background variables, 11 measuring the affective component, 5 measuring community care perception as a placement, 17 as a future profession, and 2 on the reasons underlying student preference...
May 11, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774097/natriuretic-peptides-system-in-the-pulmonary-tissue-of-rats-with-heart-failure-potential-involvement-in-lung-edema-and-inflammation
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Emad E Khoury, Safa Kinaneh, Doron Aronson, Offer Amir, Diab Ghanim, Natalia Volinsky, Zaher Azzam, Zaid Abassi
Congestive heart failure (CHF) often leads to progressive cardiac hypertrophy and salt/water retention as evident by peripheral and lung edema. Although the pathogenesis of CHF remains largely unclarified, it is widely accepted that neurohormonal changes and inflammatory processes are profoundly involved in structural and functional deterioration of vital organs including, heart, kidney and lungs. Corin, a cardiac serine protease, is responsible for converting pro-ANP and pro-BNP to biologically active natriuretic peptides (NPs)...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762870/t-cells-and-ilc2s-are-major-effector-cells-in-influenza-induced-exacerbation-of-allergic-airway-inflammation-in-mice
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Bobby W S Li, Marjolein J W de Bruijn, Melanie Lukkes, Menno van Nimwegen, Ingrid M Bergen, Alex KleinJan, Corine H GeurtsvanKessel, Arno Andeweg, Guus F Rimmelzwaan, Rudi W Hendriks
Influenza virus infection is an important cause of severe asthma exacerbations, but it remains unclear how a Th1-mediated antiviral response triggers a prototypical Th2 disease. We investigated CD4+ T cells and group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) in influenza virus-infected mice. We found that ILC2s accumulated in the lung rapidly after influenza virus infection, but the induction of IL-5 and IL-13 secretion was delayed and concomitant with T cell activation. In an influenza-induced exacerbation of allergic airway inflammation model we noticed an initial reduction of ILC2 numbers and cytokine production in broncho-alveolar lavage compared to chronic house dust mite (HDM)-mediated airway inflammation alone...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761123/zika-virus-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-bangladesh
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Corine H GeurtsvanKessel, Zhahirul Islam, Md Badrul Islam, Sandra Kamga, Nowshin Papri, David A M C van de Vijver, Chantal Reusken, Ramona Mogling, Astrid P Heikema, Israt Jahan, Florence K Pradel, Rebecca L Pavlicek, Quazi D Mohammad, Marion P G Koopmans, Bart C Jacobs, Hubert P Endtz
Objective: Previous studies have associated Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) with Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreaks in South America and Oceania. In Asia, ZIKV is known to circulate widely, but the association with Guillain-Barré syndrome is unclear. We investigated whether endemic ZIKV infection is associated with the development of GBS. Methods: A prospective study was conducted from 2011 to 2015 in Bangladesh. A total of 418 patients and 418 healthy family controls were included in the study...
May 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743521/e2f1-inhibition-mediates-cell-death-of-metastatic-melanoma
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Florian Rouaud, Nedra Hamouda-Tekaya, Michaël Cerezo, Patricia Abbe, Joséphine Zangari, Veronique Hofman, Mickaël Ohanna, Baharia Mograbi, Najla El-Hachem, Zohra Benfodda, Alexandre Lebeau, Meri K Tulic, Paul Hofman, Corine Bertolotto, Thierry Passeron, Jean-Sébastien Annicotte, Robert Ballotti, Stéphane Rocchi
Melanoma is one of the most lethal cancers when it reaches a metastatic stage. Despite advancements in targeted therapies (BRAF inhibitors) or immunotherapies (anti-CTLA-4 or anti-PD1), most patients with melanoma will need additional treatment. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop new therapeutical approaches to bypass resistance and achieve more prolonged responses. In this context, we were interested in E2F1, a transcription factor that plays a major role in the control of cell cycle under physiological and pathological conditions...
May 9, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737910/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-a-novel-folate-targeted-theranostic-nanoemulsion-of-docetaxel-for-imaging-and-improved-anticancer-activity-against-ovarian-cancers
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Niravkumar R Patel, Aleksandr Piroyan, Srinivas Ganta, Allison B Morse, Katie M Candiloro, April L Solon, Abbegail H Nack, Corin A Galati, Collete Bora, Marisa A Maglaty, Shane W O'Brien, Samuel Litwin, Barbara Davis, Denise C Connolly, Timothy P Coleman
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer related deaths for women in USA. The high mortality rate associated with ovarian cancer is due to diagnosis at later stages of disease and the high recurrence rate of 60-80%. Recurrent ovarian cancers are more likely to present as multidrug resistance (MDR) leading to unfavorable response from 2nd and 3rd line chemotherapy. Nanoemulsions (NEs) are emerging as an attractive drug delivery system to overcome MDR challenges. NEs can also minimize exposure of therapeutic cargo to normal tissues potentially reducing side effects...
May 8, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728790/in-vitro-comparison-of-the-adsorption-of-inflammatory-mediators-by-blood-purification-devices
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Benjamin Malard, Corine Lambert, John A Kellum
BACKGROUND: Septic shock, a leading cause of acute kidney injury, induces release of pro-/anti-inflammatory mediators, leading to increased mortality and poor renal recovery. This is the first in vitro study directly comparing three single-use blood purification devices in terms of removing sepsis-associated mediators and endotoxins. METHODS: In vitro hemoperfusion was performed using oXiris® , CytoSorb® , and Toraymyxin® . Heparinized human plasma from healthy volunteers was pre-incubated with pathologic quantities of inflammatory mediators and filtered in a closed-loop circulation model for 2 h...
May 4, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728370/serum-corin-level-is-associated-with-subsequent-decline-in-renal-function-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Shang-Feng Yang, Ruey-Hsing Chou, Szu-Yuan Li, Shao-Sung Huang, Po-Hsun Huang
BACKGROUND: Higher circulatory corin in patients with cardiac diseases is associated with improved cardiovascular outcomes, and chronic cardiac dysfunction is a well-known cause of progressive renal dysfunction. This study aimed to determine the role of serum corin in predicting short-term and long-term renal outcomes after contrast exposure in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred one patients who had received coronary angiography were enrolled...
May 4, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716401/clinical-accuracy-of-a-patient-specific-femoral-osteotomy-guide-in-minimally-invasive-posterior-hip-arthroplasty
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Adrian K Schneider, Jim W Pierrepont, Gabrielle Hawdon, Stephen McMahon
INTRODUCTION: Patient specific guides can be a valuable tool in improving the precision of planned femoral neck osteotomies, especially in minimally invasive hip surgery, where bony landmarks are often inaccessible. The aim of our study was to validate the accuracy of a novel patient specific femoral osteotomy guide for THR through a minimally invasive posterior approach, the direct superior approach (DSA). METHODS: As part of our routine preoperative planning 30 patients underwent low dose CT scans of their arthritic hip...
April 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715871/leaky-mode-integrated-optical-fibre-refractometer
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Alan C Gray, Alexander Jantzen, Paul C Gow, Devin H Smith, Corin B E Gawith, Peter G R Smith, Christopher Holmes
A route to monitor external refractive indices greater than the core index of the waveguide is presented. Initial application utilizes an integrated optical fibre (IOF) platform due to its potential for use in harsh environment sensing. IOF is fabricated using a bespoke flame hydrolysis deposition process to fuse an optical fibre to a planar substrate achieving an optical quality, ruggedized glass layer between the fibre and substrate was fabricated. The presented refractometer is created by direct UV writing of multiple fibre Bragg gratings into an etched (22 μm diameter) optical fibre post fabrication...
April 2, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713085/determinants-of-response-and-resistance-to-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-t-cell-therapy-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Joseph A Fraietta, Simon F Lacey, Elena J Orlando, Iulian Pruteanu-Malinici, Mercy Gohil, Stefan Lundh, Alina C Boesteanu, Yan Wang, Roddy S O'Connor, Wei-Ting Hwang, Edward Pequignot, David E Ambrose, Changfeng Zhang, Nicholas Wilcox, Felipe Bedoya, Corin Dorfmeier, Fang Chen, Lifeng Tian, Harit Parakandi, Minnal Gupta, Regina M Young, F Brad Johnson, Irina Kulikovskaya, Li Liu, Jun Xu, Sadik H Kassim, Megan M Davis, Bruce L Levine, Noelle V Frey, Donald L Siegel, Alexander C Huang, E John Wherry, Hans Bitter, Jennifer L Brogdon, David L Porter, Carl H June, J Joseph Melenhorst
Tolerance to self-antigens prevents the elimination of cancer by the immune system1,2 . We used synthetic chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) to overcome immunological tolerance and mediate tumor rejection in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Remission was induced in a subset of subjects, but most did not respond. Comprehensive assessment of patient-derived CAR T cells to identify mechanisms of therapeutic success and failure has not been explored. We performed genomic, phenotypic and functional evaluations to identify determinants of response...
April 30, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696343/the-significance-of-land-cover-delineation-on-soil-erosion-assessment
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Nikolaos Efthimiou, Emmanouil Psomiadis
The study aims to evaluate the significance of land cover delineation on soil erosion assessment. To that end, RUSLE (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation) was implemented at the Upper Acheloos River catchment, Western Central Greece, annually and multi-annually for the period 1965-92. The model estimates soil erosion as the linear product of six factors (R, K, LS, C, and P) considering the catchment's climatic, pedological, topographic, land cover, and anthropogenic characteristics, respectively. The C factor was estimated using six alternative land use delineations of different resolution, namely the CORINE Land Cover (CLC) project (2000, 2012 versions) (1:100,000), a land use map conducted by the Greek National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF) (1:20,000), a land use map conducted by the Greek Payment and Control Agency for Guidance and Guarantee Community Aid (PCAGGCA) (1:5,000), and the Landsat 8 16-day Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) dataset (30 m/pixel) (two approximations) based on remote sensing data (satellite image acquired on 07/09/2016) (1:40,000)...
April 25, 2018: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684147/plasma-and-csf-pharmacokinetics-of-meropenem-in-neonates-and-young-infants-results-from-the-neomero-studies
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Eva Germovsek, Irja Lutsar, Karin Kipper, Mats O Karlsson, Tim Planche, Corine Chazallon, Laurence Meyer, Ursula M T Trafojer, Tuuli Metsvaht, Isabelle Fournier, Mike Sharland, Paul Heath, Joseph F Standing
Background: Sepsis and bacterial meningitis are major causes of mortality and morbidity in neonates and infants. Meropenem, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, is not licensed for use in neonates and infants below 3 months of age and sufficient information on its plasma and CSF disposition and dosing in neonates and infants is lacking. Objectives: To determine plasma and CSF pharmacokinetics of meropenem in neonates and young infants and the link between pharmacokinetics and clinical outcomes in babies with late-onset sepsis (LOS)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677579/factors-underlying-perceptions-of-community-care-and-other-healthcare-areas-in-first-year-baccalaureate-nursing-students-a-focus-group-study
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Margriet van Iersel, Corine H M Latour, Marjon van Rijn, Rien de Vos, Paul A Kirschner, Wilma J M Scholte Op Reimer
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing labour market shortage of well-educated community nurses, few baccalaureate nursing students choose for a career in community care. Obtaining knowledge of how students perceive healthcare areas early in their education is important to take meaningful steps in counteracting any existing misconceptions with targeted curriculum redesign. OBJECTIVE: Determination of factors underlying perceptions of healthcare areas in first-year baccalaureate nursing students...
April 13, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666974/fem-based-elasticity-reconstruction-using-ultrasound-for-imaging-tissue-ablation
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Corin F Otesteanu, Valery Vishnevsky, Orcun Goksel
PURPOSE: Success of ablation treatment depends on the accurate placement of the target ablation focus and the complete destruction of the pathological tissue. Thus, monitoring the formation, location, and size of the ablated lesion is essential. As ablated tissue gets stiffer, an option for ablation monitoring is ultrasound elastography, for imaging the tissue mechanical properties. Reconstruction of elasticity distribution can be achieved by solving an inverse problem from observed displacements, based on a deformable tissue model, commonly discretized by the finite element method (FEM)...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655636/reticulocyte-hemoglobin-content-in-a-large-sample-of-the-general-dutch-population-and-its-relation-to-conventional-iron-status-parameters
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A Mireille Baart, Michiel G J Balvers, Maria T E Hopman, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, Jacqueline M T Klein Gunnewiek, Corine A van Kampen
BACKGROUND: No full consensus exists on which iron status parameters to use for iron status assessment. In this study, we assessed the usefulness of measurement of the hemoglobin content of reticulocytes (CHr) in the general population. METHODS: The following iron status parameters were assessed in 1024 adults: CHr, reticulocytes, hemoglobin (Hb), ferritin, serum iron, transferrin, transferrin saturation and mean corpuscular volume (MCV). Mean parameter values and correlation coefficients for CHr and other parameters were calculated...
April 12, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651303/reproducible-high-yielding-biological-caproate-production-from-food-waste-using-a-single-phase-anaerobic-reactor-system
#17
Corine Orline Nzeteu, Anna Christine Trego, Florence Abram, Vincent O'Flaherty
Background: Nowadays, the vast majority of chemicals are either synthesised from fossil fuels or are extracted from agricultural commodities. However, these production approaches are not environmentally and economically sustainable, as they result in the emission of greenhouse gases and they may also compete with food production. Because of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, there is an urgent interest in developing alternative sustainable sources of chemicals. In recent years, organic waste streams have been investigated as attractive and sustainable feedstock alternatives...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630032/perineural-versus-systemic-dexamethasone-in-front-foot-surgery-under-ankle-block-a-randomized-double-blind-study
#18
Philippe Marty, Olivier Rontes, Clément Chassery, Corine Vuillaume, Bertrand Basset, Mehdi Merouani, Constance Marquis, Benoit Bataille, Martine Chaubard, Marie Claude Mailles, Fabrice Ferré, Alain Delbos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Among the different adjuvants, dexamethasone is one of the most accepted to prolong the effect of local anesthetics. This study aims to determine the superiority of perineural over systemic dexamethasone administration after a single-shot ankle block in metatarsal osteotomy. METHODS: We performed a prospective, double-blind, randomized study. A total of 100 patients presenting for metatarsal osteotomy with an ankle block were randomized into 2 groups: 30 mL ropivacaine 0...
April 6, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619022/linking-microbial-community-structure-and-function-during-the-acidified-anaerobic-digestion-of-grass
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Aoife Joyce, Umer Z Ijaz, Corine Nzeteu, Aoife Vaughan, Sally L Shirran, Catherine H Botting, Christopher Quince, Vincent O'Flaherty, Florence Abram
Harvesting valuable bioproducts from various renewable feedstocks is necessary for the critical development of a sustainable bioeconomy. Anaerobic digestion is a well-established technology for the conversion of wastewater and solid feedstocks to energy with the additional potential for production of process intermediates of high market values (e.g., carboxylates). In recent years, first-generation biofuels typically derived from food crops have been widely utilized as a renewable source of energy. The environmental and socioeconomic limitations of such strategy, however, have led to the development of second-generation biofuels utilizing, amongst other feedstocks, lignocellulosic biomass...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610295/samhd1-suppresses-innate-immune-responses-to-viral-infections-and-inflammatory-stimuli-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-interferon-pathways
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Shuliang Chen, Serena Bonifati, Zhihua Qin, Corine St Gelais, Karthik M Kodigepalli, Bradley S Barrett, Sun Hee Kim, Jenna M Antonucci, Katherine J Ladner, Olga Buzovetsky, Kirsten M Knecht, Yong Xiong, Jacob S Yount, Denis C Guttridge, Mario L Santiago, Li Wu
Sterile alpha motif and HD-domain-containing protein 1 (SAMHD1) blocks replication of retroviruses and certain DNA viruses by reducing the intracellular dNTP pool. SAMHD1 has been suggested to down-regulate IFN and inflammatory responses to viral infections, although the functions and mechanisms of SAMHD1 in modulating innate immunity remain unclear. Here, we show that SAMHD1 suppresses the innate immune responses to viral infections and inflammatory stimuli by inhibiting nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) activation and type I interferon (IFN-I) induction...
April 2, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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