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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545084/feasibility-study-of-tspo-quantification-with-18f-feppa-using-population-based-input-function
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Rostom Mabrouk, Antonio P Strafella, Dunja Knezevic, Christine Ghadery, Romina Mizrahi, Avideh Gharehgazlou, Yuko Koshimori, Sylvain Houle, Pablo Rusjan
PURPOSE: The input function (IF) is a core element in the quantification of Translocator protein 18 kDa with positron emission tomography (PET), as no suitable reference region with negligible binding has been identified. Arterial blood sampling is indeed needed to create the IF (ASIF). In the present manuscript we study individualization of a population based input function (PBIF) with a single arterial manual sample to estimate total distribution volume (VT) for [18F]FEPPA and to replicate previously published clinical studies in which the ASIF was used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544295/citation-indices-for-social-media-articles-in-urology
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Ross J S Calopedos, Cindy Garcia, Prem Rashid, Declan G Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Henry H Woo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of publications on urological participation in social media (SoMe) by virtue of citations in the urological and non-urological literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: On 15 March 2016, a PubMed search was undertaken using the names of the major SoMe platforms in current use and associated with the field of urology. The search term 'urolog*' was used to specifically capture articles that could be associated with 'urology', 'urologist' or 'urological'...
May 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543312/manuscript-reviewers-for-research-in-nursing-health-2016
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June 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542406/human-igg3-with-extended-half-life-does-not-improve-fc-gamma-receptor-mediated-cancer-antibody-therapies-in-mice
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Rens Braster, Simran Grewal, Remco Visser, Helga K Einarsdottir, Marjolein van Egmond, Gestur Vidarsson, Marijn Bögels
BACKGROUND: Current anti-cancer therapeutic antibodies that are used in the clinic are predominantly humanized or fully human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1). These antibodies bind with high affinity to the target antigen and are efficient in activating the immune system via IgG Fc receptors and/or complement. In addition to IgG1, three more isotypes are present in humans, of which IgG3 has been found to be superior compared to human IgG1 in inducing antibody dependent cell cytotoxicity (ADCC), phagocytosis or activation of complement in some models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542080/manuscript-title-multidisciplinary-point-of-care-testing-in-south-african-primary-healthcare-clinics-accelerates-hiv-art-initiation-but-does-not-alter-retention-in-care
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Wendy S Stevens, Natasha M Gous, William B MacLeod, Lawrence C Long, Ebrahim Variava, Neil A Martinson, Ian Sanne, Regina Osih, Lesley E Scott
BACKGROUND: Lack of accessible laboratory infrastructure limits HIV antiretroviral (ART) treatment initiation, monitoring and retention in many resource-limited settings. Point-of-care testing (POCT) is advocated as a mechanism to overcome these limitations. We executed a pragmatic, prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the impact of POCT versus standard-of-care (SOC) on treatment initiation and retention in care. METHOD: Selected POC technologies were embedded at 3 primary health clinics in South Africa...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541888/considerations-for-the-use-of-medical-devices-in-dermatology
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Jordan V Wang, Dorota Z Korta, Christopher B Zachary
This manuscript addresses the significant considerations concerning the development and use of medical devices in dermatology. With the rapidly growing demand and booming market for medical devices, especially lasers, it is crucial that dermatologists become familiar with the nuances associated with supporting clinical studies, consumer-driven marketing strategies, and the complex relationships that exist between physicians, industry, and consumers. An examination of these relationships includes an overview of the potential biases pertaining to advisory panels and treating clinicians...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540663/bmaa-and-neurodegenerative-illness
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Paul Alan Cox, Richard M Kostrzewa, Gilles J Guillemin
The cyanobacterial toxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) now appears to be a cause of Guamanian amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/parkinsonism dementia complex (ALS/PDC). Its production by cyanobacteria throughout the world combined with multiple mechanisms of BMAA neurotoxicity, particularly to vulnerable subpopulations of motor neurons, has significantly increased interest in investigating exposure to this non-protein amino acid as a possible risk factor for other forms of neurodegenerative illness. We here provide a brief overview of BMAA studies and provide an introduction to this collection of scientific manuscripts in this special issue on BMAA...
May 24, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540356/data-on-expression-of-genes-involved-in-estrogen-and-progesterone-action-inflammation-and-differentiation-according-to-demographic-histopathological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-endometrial-cancer-patients
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Maša Sinreih, Saša Štupar, Luka Čemažar, Ivan Verdenik, Snježana Frković Grazio, Špela Smrkolj, Tea Lanišnik Rižner
Endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women worldwide. It is associated with aberrant actions of steroid hormones, estrogens and progesterone, but also with enhanced inflammation and reduced cellular differentiation. Here, we show data on demographic and histopathological characteristics of 51 patients with endometrial cancer, together with data on correlations between the expression of 38 genes involved in estrogen and progesterone actions, inflammation and differentiation, and demographic characteristics...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540216/impact-of-plaque-characteristics-on-the-degree-of-functional-stenosis
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REVIEW
Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, Alexandre Hideo-Kajita, Hector Manuel Garcia-Garcia
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is mainly regarded as a gatekeeper for invasive coronary angiography, in face of its widely recognized value to noninvasively rule out significant coronary stenosis. Nevertheless, it is also increasingly recognized that this noninvasive modality can depict several atherosclerotic plaque features and quantify total coronary plaque burden. This opens a new field for cardiac CT, since these atherosclerotic features beyond stenosis severity have been correlated with the degree of functional significance, and are the focus of the present manuscript...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539851/the-influence-of-particle-size-distribution-and-shell-imperfections-on-the-plasmon-resonance-of-au-and-ag-nanoshells
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Daniel Mann, Daniel Nascimento-Duplat, Helmut Keul, Martin Möller, Marcel Verheijen, Man Xu, H Paul Urbach, Aurèle J L Adam, Pascal Buskens
Au and Ag nanoshells are of interest for a wide range of applications. The plasmon resonance of such nanoshells is the property of interest and can be tuned in a broad spectral regime, ranging from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared. To date, a large number of manuscripts have been published on the optics of such nanoshells. Few of these, however, address the effect of particle size distribution and metal shell imperfections on the plasmon resonance. Both are inherent to the chemical synthesis of metal nanoshells and therefore to a large extent unavoidable...
2017: Plasmonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539184/effects-of-age-related-shifts-in-cellular-function-and-local-microenvironment-upon-the-innate-immune-response-to-implants
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REVIEW
Bryan N Brown, Martin J Haschak, Samuel T Lopresti, Elizabeth C Stahl
The host macrophage response is now well recognized as a predictor of the success or failure of biomaterial implants following placement. More specifically, shifts from an "M1" pro-inflammatory towards a more "M2-like" anti-inflammatory macrophage polarization profile have been shown to result in enhanced material integration and/or tissue regeneration downstream. As a result, a number of biomaterials-based approaches to controlling macrophage polarization have been developed. However, the ability to promote such activity is predicated upon an in-depth, context-dependent understanding of the host response to biomaterials...
May 20, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539080/keeping-candles-lit-the-role-of-concierge-medicine-in-the-future-of-primary-care
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Rocco Palumbo
Universal coverage and financial sustainability are two competing aims in primary care. Patient empowerment and patient engagement have been suggested as essential ingredients of the recipe for innovative primary care models aimed at sustaining universal coverage. Concierge medicine is achieving a growing popularity among both scholars and practitioners as a direct primary care practice which allows to bridge the gap between patient empowerment and patient engagement. However, ethical and legal concerns hinder the diffusion of concierge models in the current primary care practices...
May 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538328/a-systematic-review-of-the-association-between-physical-fitness-and-musculoskeletal-injury-risk-part-1-cardiorespiratory-endurance
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Peter J Lisman, Sarah J de la Motte, Timothy C Gribbin, Dianna P Jaffin, Kaitlin Murphy, Patricia A Deuster
Lisman, PJ, de la Motte, SJ, Gribbin, TC, Jaffin, DP, Murphy, K, and Deuster, PA. A systematic review of the association between physical fitness and musculoskeletal injury risk: part 1-cardiorespiratory endurance. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1744-1757, 2017-Musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-Is) are a significant health problem for both military and athletic populations. Research indicates that MSK-I is associated with physical fitness; however, the association between specific components of physical fitness and MSK-I in military and athletic populations has not been systematically examined...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537228/-current-methods-of-extracellular-dna-methylation-analysis
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O E Bryzgunova, P P Laktionov
The discovery of the enormous role methylated cytosine plays in regulating gene expression has led to the development of a variety of techniques for detecting cytosine modification. A majority of these techniques are geared towards analyzing genomic DNA, which is typically available in large quantities. The concentration of cell-free DNAs (cfDNA) extracted from biological fluids including plasma, saliva, tears, or urine is relatively low and their degree of the fragmentation is high. Moreover, for noninvasive diagnostics of cancer, methylation patterns must be studied in minor cancer-specific fractions of DNA molecules substantially diluted by excess unmethylated molecules...
March 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536393/the-strategies-to-homogenize-pet-ct-metrics-the-case-of-onco-haematological-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Stephane Chauvie, Fabrizio Bergesio
Positron emission tomography (PET) has been a widely used tool in oncology for staging lymphomas for a long time. Recently, several large clinical trials demonstrated its utility in therapy management during treatment, paving the way to personalized medicine. In doing so, the traditional way of reporting PET based on the extent of disease has been complemented by a discrete scale that takes in account tumour metabolism. However, due to several technical, physical and biological limitations in the use of PET uptake as a biomarker, stringent rules have been used in clinical trials to reduce the errors in its evaluation...
November 15, 2016: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535960/nonoperative-management-in-children-with-early-acute-appendicitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jane Xu, Susan Adams, Yingrui Cyril Liu, Jonathan Karpelowsky
PURPOSE: Appendectomy has remained the gold standard treatment of acute appendicitis for more than 100years. Nonoperative management (NOM) has been shown to be a valid treatment alternative for acute uncomplicated appendicitis in adults. A systematic review of available evidence comparing operative management (OM) and NOM in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis was performed. METHODS: Systematic searches of MedLine, Embase, and a clinical trial register (https://clinicaltrials...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535822/social-determinants-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-north-american-indigenous-population-a-review
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Kaitlin J Zeiler, Frederick A Zeiler
OBJECTIVE: Given the difficult to navigate literature on social determinants in Indigenous traumatic brain injury (TBI) we wished to identify all available literature on the social determinants of health linked to TBI in the North American Indigenous populations. METHODS: We performed a systematically conducted review. We searched MEDLINE, BIOSIS, EMBASE, Global Health, SCOPUS, and Cochrane Library from inception to January 2016. A two-step review process of the search results was performed, applying defined inclusion/exclusion criteria...
May 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535688/sglt-2-inhibitors-is-there-a-role-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-management
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Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar, Angela K Nagel, Samantha Leistman, Kevin Heacock
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to identify and evaluate disease management of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who were treated with a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor as an adjunct to insulin therapy. DATA SOURCES: A PubMed (1969 to March 2017) and Ovid (1946 to March 2017) search was performed for articles published utilizing the following MESH terms: canagliflozin, empagliflozin, dapagliflozin, type 1 diabetes mellitus, insulin dependent diabetes, insulin, sodium-glucose transporter 2...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535360/posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-otolaryngological-manifestations-and-management
#19
Richard Heyes, Donald W Northfelt, David G Lott
Objective Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a unifying term for a spectrum of lymphoid expansion entities brought about by immunosuppression and is strongly associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Otolaryngological findings tend to present early in the clinical course; therefore, disease awareness among otolaryngologists is of utmost importance. This review synthesizes the body of literature pertaining to PTLD involving the head and neck, summarizes contemporary management, and highlights areas for future research...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535123/topical-otic-drugs-in-a-multi-purpose-manufacturing-facility-a-guide-on-determination-and-application-of-permitted-daily-exposure-pde
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Lisa Wiesner, Maarten Prause, Ester Lovsin Barle
Due to newly introduced EU GMP guideline for Medicinal Products for Human and Veterinary use (PIC/S, 2015), product specific PDE for toxicological evaluation in multi-purpose facilities are required within a documented process for risk assessment. EMA (2014) guidance on setting PDE limits so far focused on systemic administration routes such as IV, oral or inhalation. This manuscript wants to give guidance on setting PDE values for risk management purposes in multi-purpose facilities for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) applied as topical otic drugs to the outer ear canal...
May 23, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
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