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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430046/an-outpatient-methadone-weaning-program-by-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-for-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
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Andrew Lai, Patrick Philpot, Jenny Boucher, Andrew Meyer
Through retrospective chart review, this study described characteristics and length of stay for a cohort of newborns discharged on methadone following an inpatient weaning for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Data were assessed for all term infants born between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014, admitted to the hospital with a co-diagnosis of NAS at discharge, for gestational age, length of stay, days on treatment protocol before discharge, time to once-daily interval methadone dosing, and hospital charges, as well as for categorical characteristics...
April 21, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423388/a-national-study-of-the-effect-of-race-socioeconomic-status-and-gender-on-burn-outcomes
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Hala Bedri, Kathleen S Romanowski, Junlin Liao, Ghassan Al-Ramahi, Jason Heard, Thomas Granchi, Lucy Wibbenmeyer
Age, burn size, and inhalation injury are the major contributing variables related to burn mortality. While the female gender has been linked to higher mortality, the impact of socioeconomic status has not been well studied. The interplay between these three factors is also unknown. This study sought to clarify the effects of these variables on outcomes in a national sample of patients with burns. A retrospective review of 172,640 patient records of the National Burn Repository (version 8, 2002-2011) data was conducted...
May 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409699/potential-for-medicaid-savings-a-state-and-national-comparison-of-an-innovative-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-treatment-model
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Lori Dickes, Julie Summey, Rachel Mayo, Jennifer Hudson, Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Liwei Chen
In recent years, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) rates have increased rapidly across the United States, rising from 1.2 (2000) to 5.8 (2012) per 1000 hospital births annually. Because most NAS infants are treated in an intensive care setting, associated hospital charges are high and continue to escalate, rising on average from $39,400 in 2000 to $66,700 in 2012. An innovative NAS treatment program, which includes early-initiated methadone therapy, rooming-in, and combined inpatient/outpatient weaning in a low-acuity nursery, has been in place since 2003 at a large Southeastern hospital...
April 14, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400221/validation-of-a-self-monitoring-tool-for-use-in-exercise-therapy
#4
Camilla S Powierza, Michael D Clark, Jaime M Hughes, Kevin A Carneiro, Jason P Mihalik
BACKGROUND: Aerobic exercise at a sub-symptom heart rate has been recommended as therapy for Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). Assessing adherence with an accurate heart rate monitoring instrument is difficult limiting the proliferation of large-scale randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity of the Fitbit Charge HR against electrocardiogram (EKG) to monitor heart rate during a treadmill-based exercise protocol. DESIGN: A methods comparison study...
April 8, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394582/multiplex-paper-based-colorimetric-dna-sensor-using-pyrrolidinyl-peptide-nucleic-acid-induced-agnps-aggregation-for-detecting-mers-cov-mtb-and-hpv-oligonucleotides
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Prinjaporn Tee-Ngam, Weena Siangproh, Adisorn Tuantranont, Tirayut Vilaivan, Orawon Chailapakul, Charles S Henry
The development of simple fluorescent and colorimetric assays that enable point-of-care DNA and RNA detection has been a topic of significant research because of the utility of such assays in resource limited settings. The most common motifs utilize hybridization to a complementary detection strand coupled with a sensitive reporter molecule. Here, apaper-based colorimetric assay for DNA detection based on pyrrolidinyl peptide nucleic acid (acpcPNA)-induced nanoparticle aggregationis reported as an alternative to traditional colorimetric approaches...
April 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392261/bound-waters-mediate-binding-of-diverse-substrates-to-a-ubiquitin-ligase
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Juliana Muñoz-Escobar, Edna Matta-Camacho, Cordelia Cho, Guennadi Kozlov, Kalle Gehring
The N-end rule pathway controls the half-life of proteins based on their N-terminal residue. Positively charged type 1 N-degrons are recognized by a negatively charged pocket on the Zn finger named the UBR box. Here, we show that the UBR box is rigid, but bound water molecules in the pocket provide the structural plasticity required to bind different positively charged amino acids. Ultra-high-resolution crystal structures of arginine, histidine, and methylated arginine reveal that water molecules mediate the binding of N-degron peptides...
March 27, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379451/detection-of-genetic-loci-associated-with-plasma-fetuin-a-a-meta-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies-from-the-charge-consortium
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Majken K Jensen, Richard A Jensen, Kenneth J Mukamal, Xiuqing Guo, Jie Yao, Qi Sun, Marilyn Cornelis, Yongmei Liu, Ming-Huei Chen, Jorge R Kizer, Luc Djoussé, David S Siscovick, Bruce M Psaty, Joseph M Zmuda, Jerome I Rotter, Melissa Garcia, Tamara Harris, Ida Chen, Mark O Goodarzi, Michael A Nalls, Margaux Keller, Alice M Arnold, Anne Newman, Ron C Hoogeeven, Kathryn M Rexrode, Eric B Rimm, Frank B Hu, Ramachandran S Vasan, Ronit Katz, James S Pankow, Joachim H Ix
Plasma fetuin-A is associated with type 2 diabetes, and AHSG, the gene encoding fetuin-A, has been identified as a susceptibility locus for diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Thus far, unbiased investigations of the genetic determinants of plasma fetuin-A concentrations have not been conducted. We searched for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) related to fetuin-A concentrations by a genome-wide association study in six population-based studies.We examined the association of fetuin-A levels with ∼ 2.5 million genotyped and imputed SNPs in 9,055 participants of European descent and 2,119 African Americans...
April 3, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372457/meckel%C3%A2-s-diverticulum-bleeding-detected-by-capsule-endoscopy
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José Francisco Juanmartiñena Fernández, Iñaki Fernández-Urién Sainz, Cristina Saldaña Dueñas, Rosa Iglesias Picazo
A 28-year-old man diagnosed with Charge syndrome and no history of NSAIDs ingestion was referred due to the presentation in the previous 24 h of melenic stools with a negative upper endoscopy. Physical examination was unremarkable, although laboratory tests showed anemia. On the second day, significant painless rectal bleeding and the decrease of hematocrit levels responding to blood transfusion were observed, so colonoscopy was recommended but completely rejected by the patient. Therefore, capsule endoscopy was performed, identifying a saccular image in the terminal ileum suggestive of a Meckel's diverticulum...
April 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342704/trends-in-the-presentation-surgical-treatment-and-outcomes-of-tethered-cord-syndrome-a-nationwide-study-from-2001-to-2010
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Cyrus M Jalai, Charles Wang, Bryan J Marascalchi, Samantha R Horn, Gregory W Poorman, Olivia J Bono, Anthony K Frempong-Boadu, Peter G Passias
OBJECTIVE: This is a nationwide query into surgical management techniques for tethered cord syndrome, focusing on patient demographic, hospital characteristics, and treatment outcomes. Our hypothesis is that detethering vs. fusion for TCS results in different in-hospital complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001-2010. Inclusion: TCS discharges undergoing detethering or fusion. Sub-analysis compared TCS cases by age (pediatric [≤9years] vs...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330998/comparison-of-performance-of-the-2016-acr-eular-classification-criteria-for-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-with-other-sets-of-criteria-in-japanese-patients
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Hiroto Tsuboi, Shinya Hagiwara, Hiromitsu Asashima, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Tomoya Hirota, Hisashi Noma, Hisanori Umehara, Atsushi Kawakami, Hideki Nakamura, Hajime Sano, Kazuo Tsubota, Yoko Ogawa, Etsuko Takamura, Ichiro Saito, Hiroko Inoue, Seiji Nakamura, Masafumi Moriyama, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Yoshiya Tanaka, Shintaro Hirata, Tsuneyo Mimori, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of the new 2016 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)-European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) classification criteria for primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) with 1999 revised Japanese Ministry of Health criteria for diagnosis of SS (JPN), 2002 American-European Consensus Group classification criteria for SS (AECG) and 2012 ACR classification criteria for SS (ACR) in Japanese patients. METHODS: The study subjects were 499 patients with primary SS (pSS) or suspected pSS who were followed up in June 2012 at 10 hospitals in Japan...
March 22, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330902/regulation-of-nucleosome-positioning-by-a-chd-type-iii-chromatin-remodeler-and-its-relationship-to-developmental-gene-expression-in-dictyostelium
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James L Platt, Nicholas A Kent, Alan R Kimmel, Adrian J Harwood
Nucleosome placement and repositioning can direct transcription of individual genes; however, the precise interactions of these events are complex and largely unresolved at the whole-genome level. The Chromodomain-Helicase-DNA binding (CHD) Type III proteins are a subfamily of SWI2/SNF2 proteins that control nucleosome positioning and are associated with several complex human disorders, including CHARGE syndrome and autism. Type III CHDs are required for multicellular development of animals and Dictyostelium but are absent in plants and yeast...
April 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317875/chd7-is-indispensable-for-mammalian-brain-development-through-activation-of-a-neuronal-differentiation-programme
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Weijun Feng, Daisuke Kawauchi, Huiqin Körkel-Qu, Huan Deng, Elisabeth Serger, Laura Sieber, Jenna Ariel Lieberman, Silvia Jimeno-González, Sander Lambo, Bola S Hanna, Yassin Harim, Malin Jansen, Anna Neuerburg, Olga Friesen, Marc Zuckermann, Vijayanad Rajendran, Jan Gronych, Olivier Ayrault, Andrey Korshunov, David T W Jones, Marcel Kool, Paul A Northcott, Peter Lichter, Felipe Cortés-Ledesma, Stefan M Pfister, Hai-Kun Liu
Mutations in chromatin modifier genes are frequently associated with neurodevelopmental diseases. We herein demonstrate that the chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 7 (Chd7), frequently associated with CHARGE syndrome, is indispensable for normal cerebellar development. Genetic inactivation of Chd7 in cerebellar granule neuron progenitors leads to cerebellar hypoplasia in mice, due to the impairment of granule neuron differentiation, induction of apoptosis and abnormal localization of Purkinje cells, which closely recapitulates known clinical features in the cerebella of CHARGE patients...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293679/research-conference-summary-from-the-2014-international-task-force-on-atp1a3-related-disorders
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Hendrik Rosewich, Matthew T Sweney, Suzanne DeBrosse, Kevin Ess, Laurie Ozelius, Eva Andermann, Frederick Andermann, Gene Andrasco, Alice Belgrade, Allison Brashear, Sharon Ciccodicola, Lynn Egan, Alfred L George, Aga Lewelt, Joshua Magelby, Mario Merida, Tara Newcomb, Vicky Platt, Dominic Poncelin, Sandra Reyna, Masayuki Sasaki, Marcio Sotero de Menezes, Kathleen Sweadner, Louis Viollet, Mary Zupanc, Kenneth Silver, Kathryn Swoboda
OBJECTIVE: ATP1A3-related neurologic disorders encompass a broad range of phenotypes that extend well beyond initial phenotypic criteria associated with alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) and rapid-onset dystonia parkinsonism. METHODS: In 2014, the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation hosted a multidisciplinary workshop intended to address fundamental challenges surrounding the diagnosis and management of individuals with ATP1A3-related disorders...
April 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284305/autodisplay-of-the-la-ssb-protein-on-lps-free-e-coli-for-the-diagnosis-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Gu Yoo, Carina Dilkaute, Ji-Hong Bong, Hyun-Woo Song, Misu Lee, Min-Jung Kang, Joachim Jose, Jae-Chul Pyun
The objective of this study was to present an immunoassay for the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome based on the autodisplayed La/SSB protein on the outer membrane of intact E. coli (strain UT-5600) and LPS-free E. coli (ClearColi™). As the first step, an autodisplay vector (pCK002) was transfected into intact E. coli and LPS-free E. coli for comparison of efficiency of autdisplay of La/SSB. The maximal level of La/SSB expression was estimated to be similar for LPS-free E. coli and intact E. coli at different optimal induction periods...
May 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
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
#15
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/28250989/apolipoprotein-c-i-levels-are-associated-with-the-urinary-protein-urinary-creatinine-ratio-in-pediatric-idiopathic-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Jun Odaka, Takahiro Kanai, Takane Ito, Takashi Saito, Jun Aoyagi, Hiroyuki Betsui, Takanori Yamagata
Humoral factors may cause idiopathic steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (ISSNS). In the present study, we analyzed serum proteins using mass spectrometry (MS) to identify proteins associated with the pathophysiology of pediatric ISSNS. We collected serial serum samples from 33 children during each ISSNS phase; Phase A1 is the acute phase prior to steroid treatment (STx), Phase A2 represents the remission period with STx, and Phase A3 represents the remission period after completion of STx. Children with normal urinalyses (Group B) and children with a nephrotic syndrome other than ISSNS (Group C) served as controls...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246329/permeation-of-macromolecules-into-the-renal-glomerular-basement-membrane-and-capture-by-the-tubules
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Marlon G Lawrence, Michael K Altenburg, Ryan Sanford, Julian D Willett, Benjamin Bleasdale, Byron Ballou, Jennifer Wilder, Feng Li, Jeffrey H Miner, Ulla B Berg, Oliver Smithies
How the kidney prevents urinary excretion of plasma proteins continues to be debated. Here, using unfixed whole-mount mouse kidneys, we show that fluorescent-tagged proteins and neutral dextrans permeate into the glomerular basement membrane (GBM), in general agreement with Ogston's 1958 equation describing how permeation into gels is related to molecular size. Electron-microscopic analyses of kidneys fixed seconds to hours after injecting gold-tagged albumin, negatively charged gold nanoparticles, and stable oligoclusters of gold nanoparticles show that permeation into the lamina densa of the GBM is size-sensitive...
March 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244336/characterisation-of-the-nucleic-acid-binding-features-of-the-prrsv-7ap-and-its-ability-to-induce-antinuclear-antibodies
#18
Ferenc Olasz, Béla Dénes, Ádám Bálint, Tibor Magyar, Sándor Belák, Zoltán Zádori
A short alternative open reading frame named ORF7a has recently been discovered within the nucleocapsid gene of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) genome. Proteins (7ap) translated from the ORF7a of two divergent strains - a type I and a type II - are able to completely reduce the motility of nucleic acids at relatively high molar charge ratios in gel retardation assays indicating strong dsDNA- and ssRNA-binding capability. Conserved RNA- and DNA-binding properties suggest that nucleic acid binding is a functional property of the divergent 7aps, and not an arbitrary consequence of their net positive charge...
March 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242012/national-in-hospital-outcomes-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease
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R Thomas Collins, Di Chang, Adam Sandlin, Anthony Goudie, James M Robbins
Most patients with single ventricle (SV) congenital heart disease are expected to survive to adulthood. Women with SV are often counseled against pregnancy; however, data on pregnancies in these women are lacking. We sought to evaluate in-hospital outcomes of pregnancy in women with SV. We used nationally representative data from the 1998 to 2012 National Inpatient Sample to identify women ≥18 years of age admitted to the hospital with International Classification of Diseases-9th Revision codes for an intrauterine pregnancy and a diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tricuspid atresia, or common ventricle...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241200/support-for-the-diagnosis-of-charge-syndrome
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Conny M A van Ravenswaaij-Arts, Kim Blake, Donna M Martin
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February 23, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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