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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639551/facet-joint-injections-for-people-with-persistent-non-specific-low-back-pain-facet-injection-study-a-feasibility-study-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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David R Ellard, Martin Underwood, Felix Achana, James Hl Antrobus, Shyam Balasubramanian, Sally Brown, Melinda Cairns, James Griffin, Frances Griffiths, Kirstie Haywood, Charles Hutchinson, Ranjit Lall, Stavros Petrou, Nigel Stallard, Colin Tysall, David A Walsh, Harbinder Sandhu
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2009 guidelines for persistent low back pain (LBP) do not recommend the injection of therapeutic substances into the back as a treatment for LBP because of the absence of evidence for their effectiveness. This feasibility study aimed to provide a stable platform that could be used to evaluate a randomised controlled trial (RCT) on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of intra-articular facet joint injections (FJIs) when added to normal care...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620923/home-phototherapy-in-vitiligo
#2
REVIEW
Tasneem F Mohammad, Narumol Silpa-Archa, James L Griffith, Henry W Lim, Iltefat H Hamzavi
Vitiligo is a disorder characterized by the development of depigmented macules and patches. Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy is a standard of care treatment and is used both as monotherapy and in combination with other treatment modalities to induce repigmentation. Although phototherapy is safe and effective, its use is limited due to the significant time commitment required and associated costs. Home phototherapy is a safe and effective alternative to make phototherapy more accessible to patients. However, it is often underutilized due to lack of physician experience and comfort as well as misconceptions regarding its safety and efficacy...
June 16, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611203/detection-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-surgical-specimens-using-quantitative-hyperspectral-imaging
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Guolan Lu, James V Little, Xu Wang, Hongzheng Zhang, Mihir Patel, Christopher C Griffith, Mark El-Deiry, Amy Y Chen, Baowei Fei
This study intends to investigate the feasibility of using hyperspectral imaging (HSI) to detect and delineate cancers in fresh, surgical specimens of patients with head and neck cancers.<br /><br />Experimental Design: A clinical study was conducted in order to collect and image fresh, surgical specimens from patients (N = 36) with head and neck cancers undergoing surgical resection. A set of machine-learning tools were developed to quantify hyperspectral images of the resected tissue in order to detect and delineate cancerous regions which were validated by histopathological diagnosis...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605428/the-commence-trial-2-year-outcomes-with-an-aortic-bioprosthesis-with-resilia-tissue%C3%A2
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John D Puskas, Joseph E Bavaria, Lars G Svensson, Eugene H Blackstone, Bartley Griffith, James S Gammie, David A Heimansohn, Jerzy Sadowski, Krzysztof Bartus, Douglas R Johnston, Jacek Rozanski, Todd Rosengart, Leonard N Girardi, Charles T Klodell, Mubashir A Mumtaz, Hiroo Takayama, Michael Halkos, Vaughn Starnes, Percy Boateng, Tomasz A Timek, William Ryan, Shuab Omer, Craig R Smith
OBJECTIVES: The COMMENCE trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a novel bioprosthetic tissue for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: Patients underwent clinically indicated surgical AVR with the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT™ Magna Ease™ aortic valve with RESILIA™ tissue (Model 11000A) in a prospective, multinational, multicentre ( n  = 27), single-arm, FDA Investigational Device Exemption trial. Events were adjudicated by an independent Clinical Events Committee; echocardiograms were analysed by an independent Core Laboratory...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596970/type-2-diabetes-in-young-females-results-in-increased-serum-amyloid-a-and-changes-to-features-of-high-density-lipoproteins-in-both-hdl2-and-hdl3
#5
Kayleigh Griffiths, Agnieszka Pazderska, Mohammed Ahmed, Anne McGowan, Alexander P Maxwell, Jane McEneny, James Gibney, Gareth J McKay
Persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have an elevated risk of atherosclerosis. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) normally protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD), but this may be attenuated by serum amyloid A (SAA). In a case-control study of young females, blood samples were compared between subjects with T2DM (n = 42) and individuals without T2DM (n = 42). SAA and apolipoprotein AI (apoAI) concentrations, paraoxonase-1 (PON-1), cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), and lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) activities were measured in the serum and/or HDL2 and HDL3 subfractions...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560155/grey-matter-abnormalities-in-children-and-adolescents-with-functional-neurological-symptom-disorder
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Kasia Kozlowska, Kristi R Griffiths, Sheryl L Foster, James Linton, Leanne M Williams, Mayuresh S Korgaonkar
OBJECTIVE: Functional neurological symptom disorder refers to the presence of neurological symptoms not explained by neurological disease. Although this disorder is presumed to reflect abnormal function of the brain, recent studies in adults show neuroanatomical abnormalities in brain structure. These structural brain abnormalities have been presumed to reflect long-term adaptations to the disorder, and it is unknown whether child and adolescent patients, with illness that is typically of shorter duration, show similar deficits or have normal brain structure...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528930/clinical-and-psychosocial-predictors-of-urologic-chronic-pelvic-pain-symptom-change-over-one-year-a-prospective-study-from-the-mapp-research-network
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Bruce D Naliboff, Alisa J Stephens, H Henry Lai, James W Griffith, J Quentin Clemens, Susan Lutgendorf, Larissa V Rodriguez, Craig Newcomb, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Wensheng Guo, John W Kusek, J Richard Landis
OBJECTIVE: To examine baseline clinical and psychosocial characteristics that predict 12- month symptom change in men and women with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS). METHODS: 221 female and 176 male UCPPS patients were recruited from 6 academic medical centers in the United States and evaluated at baseline with a comprehensive battery of symptom, psychosocial, and illness-impact measures. Based on biweekly symptom reports, a functional clustering procedure classified participant's outcome as worse, stable, or improved on pain and urinary symptom severity...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502377/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-undergoing-autologous-noncultured-melanocyte-keratinocyte-transplantation-for-vitiligo-and-other-leukodermas
#8
Narumol Silpa-Archa, James L Griffith, Richard H Huggins, Marsha D Henderson, Holly A Kerr, Gordon Jacobsen, Sanjeev V Mulekar, Henry W Lim, Iltefat H Hamzavi
BACKGROUND: Persistence of pigmentation after a melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation procedure (MKTP) is an important consideration for efficacy. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine long-term repigmentation of MKTP in vitiligo and other leukodermas. METHODS: A retrospective review of electronic medical records was conducted for all MKTPs performed at Henry Ford Hospital between January 2009 and April 2014. Repigmentation was assessed by a 5-point grading scale (poor to excellent) and Vitiligo Area Scoring Index (VASI)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492317/discovery-of-a-potent-nonpeptidomimetic-small-molecule-antagonist-of-cellular-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-1-ciap1-and-x-linked-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-xiap
#9
Emiliano Tamanini, Ildiko M Buck, Gianni Chessari, Elisabetta Chiarparin, James E H Day, Martyn Frederickson, Charlotte M Griffiths-Jones, Keisha Hearn, Tom D Heightman, Aman Iqbal, Christopher N Johnson, Edward J Lewis, Vanessa Martins, Torren Peakman, Michael Reader, Sharna J Rich, George A Ward, Pamela A Williams, Nicola E Wilsher
XIAP and cIAP1 are members of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family and are key regulators of anti-apoptotic and pro-survival signaling pathways. Overexpression of IAPs occurs in various cancers and has been associated with tumor progression and resistance to treatment. Structure-based drug design (SBDD) guided by structural information from X-ray crystallography, computational studies, and NMR solution conformational analysis was successfully applied to a fragment-derived lead resulting in AT-IAP, a potent, orally bioavailable, dual antagonist of XIAP and cIAP1 and a structurally novel chemical probe for IAP biology...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472656/the-dynamic-epigenetic-landscape-of-the-retina-during-development-reprogramming-and-tumorigenesis
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Issam Aldiri, Beisi Xu, Lu Wang, Xiang Chen, Daniel Hiler, Lyra Griffiths, Marc Valentine, Abbas Shirinifard, Suresh Thiagarajan, Andras Sablauer, Marie-Elizabeth Barabas, Jiakun Zhang, Dianna Johnson, Sharon Frase, Xin Zhou, John Easton, Jinghui Zhang, Elaine R Mardis, Richard K Wilson, James R Downing, Michael A Dyer
In the developing retina, multipotent neural progenitors undergo unidirectional differentiation in a precise spatiotemporal order. Here we profile the epigenetic and transcriptional changes that occur during retinogenesis in mice and humans. Although some progenitor genes and cell cycle genes were epigenetically silenced during retinogenesis, the most dramatic change was derepression of cell-type-specific differentiation programs. We identified developmental-stage-specific super-enhancers and showed that most epigenetic changes are conserved in humans and mice...
May 3, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462084/dexrazoxane-for-cardioprotection-in-older-adults-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Pankit Vachhani, Sarah Shin, Jeffrey Baron, James E Thompson, Meir Wetzler, Elizabeth A Griffiths, Evelena P Ontiveros, Edward J Spangenthal, Eunice S Wang
Anthracyclines constitute the backbone of intensive adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) therapy. Cardiotoxicity is one of its most serious adverse effects, and its incidence increases with cumulative dose. Dexrazoxane is a cardioprotective agent used in conjunction with anthracycline therapy. There is limited data of its usage in adult AML patients. We report the outcomes of six older adults at high risk of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity who received dexrazoxane during induction/re-induction therapy. Five had preserved left-ventricular function while two proceeded onto stem-cell transplantation...
2017: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448047/a-syngeneic-mouse-model-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-for-quantitative-and-longitudinal-assessment-of-preclinical-therapies
#12
Katherine A Murphy, Britnie R James, Andrew Wilber, Thomas S Griffith
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) affects > 60,000 people in the United States annually, and ~ 30% of RCC patients have multiple metastases at the time of diagnosis. Metastatic RCC (mRCC) is incurable, with a median survival time of only 18 months. Immune-based interventions (e.g., interferon (IFN) and interleukin (IL)-2) induce durable responses in a fraction of mRCC patients, and multikinase inhibitors (e.g., sunitinib or sorafenib) or anti-VEGF receptor monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are largely palliative, as complete remissions are rare...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444464/effectiveness-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-non-emergency-cholecystectomy-using-data-from-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Ravinder S Vohra, James Hodson, Sandro Pasquali, Ewen A Griffiths
BACKGROUND: There is a variation in the administration of antibiotics prophylaxis to reduce the perceived risk of SSI in patients undergoing non-emergency cholecystectomy. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis following non-emergency cholecystectomy to prevent 30-day superficial surgical site infections (SSIs) using non-selected, nationally collected, prospective data. METHODS: Data were extracted from the CholeS study, which examined and independently validated the outcomes on consecutive patients following non-emergency cholecystectomy across 166 hospitals in the UK and Ireland...
April 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379446/fifty-important-research-questions-in-microbial-ecology
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Rachael E Antwis, Sarah M Griffiths, Xavier A Harrison, Paz Aranega-Bou, Andres Arce, Aimee S Bettridge, Francesca L Brailsford, Alexandre de Menezes, Andrew Devaynes, Kristian M Forbes, Ellen L Fry, Ian Goodhead, Erin Haskell, Chloe Heys, Chloe James, Sarah R Johnston, Gillian R Lewis, Zenobia Lewis, Michael C Macey, Alan McCarthy, James E McDonald, Nasmille L Mejia-Florez, David O'Brien, Chloé Orland, Marco Pautasso, William D K Reid, Heather A Robinson, Kenneth Wilson, William J Sutherland
Microbial ecology provides insights into the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of microbial communities underpinning every ecosystem on Earth. Microbial communities can now be investigated in unprecedented detail, although there is still a wealth of open questions to be tackled. Here we identify 50 research questions of fundamental importance to the science or application of microbial ecology, with the intention of summarising the field and bringing focus to new research avenues. Questions are categorised into seven themes: host-microbiome interactions; health and infectious diseases; human health and food security; microbial ecology in a changing world; environmental processes; functional diversity; and evolutionary processes...
May 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379387/a-new-mhc-linked-susceptibility-locus-for-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-mica
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Raphael Carapito, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Irina Kotova, Meiggie Untrau, Sandra Michel, Lydie Naegely, Ismail Aouadi, Marius Kwemou, Nicodème Paul, Angélique Pichot, James Locke, Simon J Bowman, Bridget Griffiths, Kathy L Sivils, Jean Sibilia, Hidetoshi Inoko, Corinne Micelli-Richard, Gaétane Nocturne, Masao Ota, Wan-Fai Ng, Xavier Mariette, Seiamak Bahram
The association of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) alleles is quintessential of MHC-disease associations. Indeed, although disease associations with classical HLA class I and II alleles/haplotypes are amply documented, further dissection is often prevented by the strong linkage disequilibrium across the entire MHC complex. Here we study the association of pSS, not with HLA genes, but with the non-conventional MHC encoded class I gene, MICA (MHC class I chain-related gene A)...
July 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378091/how-misapplication-of-the-hydrologic-unit-framework-diminishes-the-meaning-of-watersheds
#16
James M Omernik, Glenn E Griffith, Robert M Hughes, James B Glover, Marc H Weber
Hydrologic units provide a convenient but problematic nationwide set of geographic polygons based on subjectively determined subdivisions of land surface areas at several hierarchical levels. The problem is that it is impossible to map watersheds, basins, or catchments of relatively equal size and cover the whole country. The hydrologic unit framework is in fact composed mostly of watersheds and pieces of watersheds. The pieces include units that drain to segments of streams, remnant areas, noncontributing areas, and coastal or frontal units that can include multiple watersheds draining to an ocean or large lake...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374282/a-randomised-crossover-study-to-compare-the-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-approaches-to-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-venepuncture-in-a-model
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James Griffiths, Amadeus Carnegie, Richard Kendall, Rajeev Madan
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access may present an alternative to central or intraosseous access in patients with difficult peripheral veins. Using venepuncture of a phantom model as a proxy, we investigated whether novice ultrasound users should adopt a cross-sectional or longitudinal approach when learning to access peripheral veins under ultrasound guidance. This result would inform the development of a structured training method for this procedure. METHODS: We conducted a randomised controlled trial of 30 medical students...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372855/neuromodulation-and-obstetric-anaesthesia
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EDITORIAL
James Griffiths, Peter Teddy
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May 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341891/homecoming-of-citizen-soldiers-postdeployment-problems-and-service-use-among-army-national-guard-soldiers
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James Griffith
The present study described the types and amount of problems and services sought among returned deployed Army National Guard soldiers (4568 soldiers in 50 units). The study responds to gaps in the research literature to better understand community intervention needs of reservists. About half (48%) of the soldiers reported one or two problems, mostly those of psychological well-being, such as feelings of anger and frustration, upsetting memories, and troubled sleep (34% of the study sample), followed by problems of social support (18%), alcohol use (17%), feelings of isolation including suicidal thoughts (13%), and financial difficulties (11%)...
March 24, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341348/the-impact-of-oral-polypodium-leucotomos-extract-on-ultraviolet-b-response-a-human-clinical-study
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Indermeet Kohli, Rubina Shafi, Prescilia Isedeh, James L Griffith, Mohammed S Al-Jamal, Narumol Silpa-Archa, Bradford Jackson, Mohammed Athar, Nikiforos Kollias, Craig A Elmets, Henry W Lim, Iltefat H Hamzavi
BACKGROUND: There is a rationale for adding systemic photoprotective agents to the current photoprotection regimen. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to objectively evaluate the molecular and photobiologic effects of oral administration of Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE). METHODS: In all, 22 subjects with Fitzpatrick skin phototype I to III were enrolled. On day 1, subjects were irradiated with visible light, ultraviolet (UV) A1, and UVB (using 308-nm excimer laser)...
July 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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