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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647046/assessment-of-emergency-general-surgery-care-based-on-formally-developed-quality-indicators
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Angela Ingraham, Avery Nathens, Andrew Peitzman, Allison Bode, Gina Dorlac, Warren Dorlac, Preston Miller, Mahsa Sadeghi, Deena D Wasserman, Karl Bilimoria
BACKGROUND: Emergency general surgery outcomes vary widely across the United States. The utilization of quality indicators can reduce variation and assist providers in administering care aligned with established recommendations. Previous quality indicators have not focused on emergency general surgery patients. We identified indicators of high-quality emergency general surgery care and assessed patient- and hospital-level compliance with these indicators. METHODS: We utilized a modified Delphi technique (RAND Appropriateness Methodology) to develop quality indicators...
June 21, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645526/injury-induced-gp130-cytokine-signaling-in-peripheral-ganglia-is-reduced-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Jon P Niemi, Angela R Filous, Alicia DeFrancesco, Jane A Lindborg, Nisha A Malhotra, Gina N Wilson, Bowen Zhou, Samuel D Crish, Richard E Zigmond
Neuropathy is a major diabetic complication. While the mechanism of this neuropathy is not well-understood, it is believed to result in part from deficient nerve regeneration. Work from our laboratory established that gp130 family of cytokines are induced in animals after axonal injury and are involved in the induction of regeneration-associated genes (RAGs) and in the conditioning lesion response. Here, we examine whether a reduction of cytokine signaling occurs in diabetes. Streptozotocin (STZ) was used to destroy pancreatic β cells, leading to chronic hyperglycemia...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644036/examining-the-effect-of-residual-amikacin-on-sputum-culture-for-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Gina Eagle, Karen Brown, R Andres Floto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642080/impact-of-juvenile-chronic-stress-on-adult-cortico-accumbal-function-implications-for-cognition-and-addiction
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Michael J Watt, Matthew A Weber, Shaydel R Davies, Gina L Forster
Repeated exposure to stress during childhood is associated with increased risk for neuropsychiatric illness, substance use disorders and other behavioral problems in adulthood. However, it is not clear how chronic childhood stress can lead to emergence of such a wide range of symptoms and disorders in later life. One possible explanation lies in stress-induced disruption to the development of specific brain regions associated with executive function and reward processing, deficits in which are common to the disorders promoted by childhood stress...
June 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641383/neuroprotection-in-stroke-the-importance-of-collaboration-and-reproducibility
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Ain A Neuhaus, Yvonne Couch, Gina Hadley, Alastair M Buchan
Acute ischaemic stroke accounts for 6.5 million deaths per year, and by 2030 will result in the annual loss of over 200 million disability-adjusted life years globally. There have been considerable recent advances in the gold standard of acute ischaemic stroke treatment, some aspects of which-aspirin to prevent recurrence, and treating patients in specialized stroke wards-are widely applicable. Recanalization of the occluded artery through thrombolysis and/or endovascular thrombectomy is restricted to only a small proportion of patients, due to contra-indications and the costs associated with establishing the infrastructure to deliver these treatments...
June 20, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639469/barriers-and-facilitators-of-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-in-rural-eastern-province-zambia-the-role-of-household-economic-status
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Rainier Masa, Gina Chowa, Victor Nyirenda
In Zambia, more people living with HIV now have access to lifesaving antiretroviral therapy than ever before. However, progress in HIV treatment and care has not always resulted in lower mortality. Adherence remains a critical barrier to treatment success. The objective of this study was to examine the barriers and facilitators of antiretroviral therapy adherence, particularly the role of household economic status. The study included a cross-sectional sample of 101 people living with HIV (PLHIV) in two rural communities in eastern Zambia...
June 22, 2017: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639441/effect-of-periodized-high-intensity-interval-training-hiit-on-body-composition-and-attitudes-towards-hunger-in-active-men-and-women
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Todd A Astorino, Brendyn Heath, Jason Bandong, Gina M Ordille, Ramon Contreras, Matthew Montell, Matthew M Schubert
BACKGROUND: High intensity interval training (HIIT) increases maximal oxygen uptake similar to aerobic exercise. However, changes in body composition are equivocal in response to HIIT. AIM: We examined changes in body composition and dietary restraint in response to 20 sessions of HIIT varying in structure. METHODS: Thirty nine active men and women (age and VO2max = 22.5 ± 4.4 yr and 40.1 ± 5.6 mL/kg/min) were randomized to one of three periodized HIIT regimes performed on a cycle ergometer...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634816/critical-biological-parameters-modulate-affinity-as-a-determinant-of-function-in-t-cell-receptor-gene-modified-t-cells
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Timothy T Spear, Yuan Wang, Kendra C Foley, David C Murray, Gina M Scurti, Patricia E Simms, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Lance M Hellman, Brian M Baker, Michael I Nishimura
T-cell receptor (TCR)-pMHC affinity has been generally accepted to be the most important factor dictating antigen recognition in gene-modified T-cells. As such, there is great interest in optimizing TCR-based immunotherapies by enhancing TCR affinity to augment the therapeutic benefit of TCR gene-modified T-cells in cancer patients. However, recent clinical trials using affinity-enhanced TCRs in adoptive cell transfer (ACT) have observed unintended and serious adverse events, including death, attributed to unpredicted off-tumor or off-target cross-reactivity...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634623/knot-integrity-using-different-suture-types-and-different-knot-tying-techniques-for-reconstructive-pelvic-floor-procedures
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Omar F Dueñas-Garcia, Gina M Sullivan, Katherine Leung, Kristen L Billiar, Michael K Flynn
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Surgeons use a variety of sutures and knot-tying methods during pelvic reconstructive procedures. We hypothesized that knot-strength integrity will be similar with regards to type of knot, type of suture, and the knot-tying process. METHODS: Using six different suture materials, flat square knots and slip knots were tied robotically and by hand by two surgeons. Knot integrity was evaluated using an Instron 5544 machine. We measured force and elongation at suture failure or knot slippage (whichever came first) as well as force at 3-mm displacement...
June 20, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632445/critique-and-contribute-a-practice-based-framework-for-improving-critical-data-studies-and-data-science
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Gina Neff, Anissa Tanweer, Brittany Fiore-Gartland, Laura Osburn
What would data science look like if its key critics were engaged to help improve it, and how might critiques of data science improve with an approach that considers the day-to-day practices of data science? This article argues for scholars to bridge the conversations that seek to critique data science and those that seek to advance data science practice to identify and create the social and organizational arrangements necessary for a more ethical data science. We summarize four critiques that are commonly made in critical data studies: data are inherently interpretive, data are inextricable from context, data are mediated through the sociomaterial arrangements that produce them, and data serve as a medium for the negotiation and communication of values...
June 2017: Big Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631394/helping-babies-breathe-implementation-in-zanzibar-tanzania
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Gina Marie Wilson, Ame Masemo Ame, Maimuna Mohamed Khatib, Elizabeth K Rende, Ann Michelle Hartman, Jane Blood-Siegfried
AIM: To assess the efficacy and feasibility of implementing Helping Babies Breathe, a neonatal resuscitation programme for resource-limited environments. BACKGROUND: This quality improvement project focused on training midwives on Helping Babies Breathe to address high rates of neonatal mortality secondary to birth asphyxia. METHODS: The convenience sample was 33 midwives in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The train-the-trainer strategy with repeated measures design was used to assess knowledge and skills at 3 time points...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630704/the-effects-of-a-post-exercise-carbohydrate-and-protein-supplement-on-repeat-performance-serum-chemistry-insulin-and-glucagon-in-competitive-weight-pulling-dogs
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Christopher W Frye, Gretchen M VanDeventer, Gina K Dinallo, Jennifer A Poplarski, Sabine Mann, Ella Pittman, Brian M Zanghi, Joseph J Wakshlag
The physiological demands of weight-pulling dogs have yet to be investigated. Two groups of competitive weight-pulling dogs both underwent two identical pull series 3 h apart. The control group (n 8) was compared with a group fed a rapidly digestible carbohydrate and protein supplement after the first pull series (n 9). Blood was drawn before and after each pull series as well as at 15 and 30 min after the first pull series finished. Biochemistry values remained unremarkable throughout the study in both groups regardless of supplementation or exercise over time...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630339/ucp1-deficiency-causes-brown-fat-respiratory-chain-depletion-and-sensitizes-mitochondria-to-calcium-overload-induced-dysfunction
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Lawrence Kazak, Edward T Chouchani, Irina G Stavrovskaya, Gina Z Lu, Mark P Jedrychowski, Daniel F Egan, Manju Kumari, Xingxing Kong, Brian K Erickson, John Szpyt, Evan D Rosen, Michael P Murphy, Bruce S Kristal, Steven P Gygi, Bruce M Spiegelman
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) mitochondria exhibit high oxidative capacity and abundant expression of both electron transport chain components and uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). UCP1 dissipates the mitochondrial proton motive force (Δp) generated by the respiratory chain and increases thermogenesis. Here we find that in mice genetically lacking UCP1, cold-induced activation of metabolism triggers innate immune signaling and markers of cell death in BAT. Moreover, global proteomic analysis reveals that this cascade induced by UCP1 deletion is associated with a dramatic reduction in electron transport chain abundance...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629857/parents-underestimations-of-child-weight-implications-for-obesity-prevention
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Carol J Howe, Gina Alexander, Jada Stevenson
Obesity prevention efforts may be ineffective if parents lack awareness of their children's overweight status. This study examined the factors that predicted parents' underestimation of child weight status. Using a cross sectional design, researchers recruited children and parents in a local children's museum. Parents completed a demographic questionnaire, the Newest Vital Sign, and the Child Body Image Scale. Children's height and weight were measured to calculate child BMI. Random effects modeling examined the association between predictor variables (parent race/ethnicity, income, education, and health literacy, and child BMI percentile, gender, and age) and the dependent variable, parent underestimation of child weight status...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628900/evaluation-of-the-innotyper-%C3%A2-21-genotyping-kit-in-multi-ethnic-populations
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Peter Gustav Ristow, Nicole Barnes, Gina Pineda Murphy, Hiromi Brown, Kevin Wesley Cloete, Maria Eugenia D'Amato
We report the findings of the evaluation of the InnoTyper(®) 21 genotyping kit for the use of human identification (HID) and paternity testing in South Africa. This novel forensic kit evaluates 20 retrotransposable elements (AC4027, MLS26, ALU79712, NBC216, NBC106, RG148, NBC13, AC2265, MLS09, AC1141, TARBP, AC2305, HS4.69, NBC51, ACA1766, NBC120, NBC10, NBC102, SB19.12 and NBC148) and the Amelogenin locus for sex determination. The evaluation of the genotyping performance showed no significant spectral pull-up for peak heights between 100 and 30,000 RFUs...
June 7, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628091/the-btg2-prmt1-module-limits-pre-b-cell-expansion-by-regulating-the-cdk4-cyclin-d3-complex
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Elmar Dolezal, Simona Infantino, Friedel Drepper, Theresa Börsig, Aparajita Singh, Thomas Wossning, Gina J Fiala, Susana Minguet, Bettina Warscheid, David M Tarlinton, Hassan Jumaa, David Medgyesi, Michael Reth
Developing pre-B cells in the bone marrow alternate between proliferation and differentiation phases. We found that protein arginine methyl transferase 1 (PRMT1) and B cell translocation gene 2 (BTG2) are critical components of the pre-B cell differentiation program. The BTG2-PRMT1 module induced a cell-cycle arrest of pre-B cells that was accompanied by re-expression of Rag1 and Rag2 and the onset of immunoglobulin light chain gene rearrangements. We found that PRMT1 methylated cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4), thereby preventing the formation of a CDK4-Cyclin-D3 complex and cell cycle progression...
June 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628021/correlation-between-spirometry-dates-and-special-allergen-specific-ige-in-patients-with-bronchial-asthma-in-west-georgia
#17
R Sepiashvili, M Chikhladze, D Khachapuridze, S Gamkrelidze
The study aimed to establish correlation between airway obstruction and specific IgE specificity, managing future treatment in the patients with bronchial asthma, among the population of west Georgia. In the study have been involved 56 patients (among them 24 males and 32 females) of different ages, with diagnostic bronchial asthma (according to GINA recommendation). On the ground of the aim the study included the following steps of allegro-diagnostics: I step - Computerized spirometry by apparatus ,,SPIROLAB 3"...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627209/anorexia-y-bulimia-nerviosas-difusi%C3%A3-n-virtual-de-la-enfermedad-como-estilo-de-vida
#18
Gina Lladó, Rocío González-Soltero, María José Blanco Fernández de Valderrama
Introducción: la adolescencia es un periodo vulnerable para padecer trastornos de la conducta alimentaria (TCA) como la anorexia y la bulimia nerviosas. La insatisfacción corporal, uno de los factores precipitantes de los TCA, conduce a las adolescentes a la búsqueda de información sobre dietas en internet. En este contexto, las páginas pro-Ana (proanorexia) y pro-Mía (probulimia) difunden contenidos altamente perjudiciales para la salud relacionados con la pérdida de peso y los TCA.Objetivos: en el presente trabajo se analizan la cantidad, el posicionamiento, la calidad y la difusión de las páginas pro-Ana y pro-Mía...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626527/systematic-data-mining-reveals-synergistic-h3r-mchr1-ligands
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David Schaller, Stefanie Hagenow, Gina Alpert, Alexandra Naß, Robert Schulz, Marcel Bermudez, Holger Stark, Gerhard Wolber
In this study, we report a ligand-centric data mining approach that guided the identification of suitable target profiles for treating obesity. The newly developed method is based on identifying target pairs for synergistic positive effects and also encompasses the exclusion of compounds showing a detrimental effect on obesity treatment (off-targets). Ligands with known activity against obesity-relevant targets were compared using fingerprint representations. Similar compounds with activities to different targets were evaluated for the mechanism of action since activation or deactivation of drug targets determines the pharmacological effect...
June 8, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622187/radiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-of-anterior-and-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Remi M Ajiboye, Haddy Alas, Gina M Mosich, Akshay Sharma, Sina Pourtaheri
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: Compare the radiographic and clinical outcomes of anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) to transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ALIF and TLIF are 2 methods of achieving spinal arthrodesis. There are conflicting reports with no consensus on the optimal interbody technique to achieve successful radiographic and clinical outcomes. The goal of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the radiographic and clinical outcomes of ALIF to TLIF...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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