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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329641/differences-in-incidence-and-persistence-of-atopic-dermatitis-by-race-ethnicity
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M Blomberg, S L Rifas-Shiman, Ca Jr Camargo, D R Gold, J P Thyssen, A A Litonjua, M W Gillman, M M Asgari, E Oken
BackgroundMost studies on racial disparities in childhood atopic dermatitis (AD) did not consider persistent AD or account for differences in vitamin D status.MethodsAmong 1418 children recruited from a Massachusetts HMO into the pre-birth Project Viva cohort, we examined associations of child's race/ethnicity with maternal report of child's AD diagnosis by annual questionnaires. We used multivariable logistic regression adjusted for socio- demographics (maternal education, household income, smoking exposure, parental atopy, breastfeeding duration, child sex) and cord blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D, to estimate odds ratios (OR) of incident AD by early childhood (median age 3...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329356/sleep-disturbances-and-risk-of-hospitalization-and-inpatient-days-among-older-women
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Misti L Paudel, Brent C Taylor, Tien N Vo, Allyson M Kats, John T Schousboe, Li-Yung Lui, Charles E McCulloch, Lisa Langsetmo, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Susan Redline, Kristine Yaffe, Katie L Stone, Teresa A Hillier, Kristine E Ensrud
Study Objective: Determine the associations of sleep disturbances with hospitalization risk among older women. Methods: 1,827 women (mean age 83.6 years) participating in Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Year 16 (Y16) examination (2002-2004) linked with Medicare and/or HMO claims. At Y16 examination, sleep/wake parameters were measured by actigraphy (total sleep time [TST], sleep efficiency [SE], sleep latency [SL], and wake after sleep onset [WASO]) and subjective sleep measures (sleep quality [Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index] and daytime sleepiness [Epworth Sleepiness Scale]) were assessed by questionnaire...
March 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259737/medication-adherence-molecular-monitoring-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-in-a-large-hmo
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Reina Haque, Jiaxiao Shi, Joanie Chung, Xiaoqing Xu, Chantal Avila, Christopher Campbell, Syed A Ahmed, Lei Chen, Joanne E Schottinger
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine the association between adherence to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and molecular monitoring and the risk of disease progression or mortality among patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). DESIGN: We assembled a retrospective cohort of patients with CML (chronic phase, no prior cancer history, and confirmed to be Philadelphia chromosome positive) using data from electronic health records and chart reviews...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194144/trophic-interactions-of-infant-bifidobacteria-and-eubacterium-hallii-during-l-fucose-and-fucosyllactose-degradation
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Clarissa Schwab, Hans-Joachim Ruscheweyh, Vera Bunesova, Van Thanh Pham, Niko Beerenwinkel, Christophe Lacroix
Fucosyllactoses (2'- or 3'-FL) account for up to 20% of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). Infant bifidobacteria, such as Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis, utilize the lactose moiety to form lactate and acetate, and metabolize L-fucose to 1,2-propanediol (1,2-PD). Eubacterium hallii is a common member of the adult gut microbiota that can produce butyrate from lactate and acetate, and convert 1,2-PD to propionate. Recently, a Swiss cohort study identified E. hallii as one of the first butyrate producers in the infant gut...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182762/longitudinal-change-of-selected-human-milk-oligosaccharides-and-association-to-infants-growth-an-observatory-single-center-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Norbert Sprenger, Le Ye Lee, Carlos Antonio De Castro, Philippe Steenhout, Sagar K Thakkar
BACKGROUND: Human milk is the recommended and sole nutrient source for newborns. One of the largest components of human milk is oligosaccharides (HMOs) with major constituents determined by the mother genotype for the fucosyltransferase 2 (FUT2, secretor) gene. HMO variation has been related with infant microbiota establishment, diarrhea incidence, morbidity and mortality, IgE associated eczema and body composition. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the (i) dependence of several major representative HMOs on the FUT2 status assessed through breast milk 2'Fucosyllactose (2'FL) and (ii) the relation of the 2'FL status with infant growth up to 4 months of life...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179042/major-human-milk-oligosaccharides-are-absorbed-into-the-systemic-circulation-after-oral-administration-in-rats
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E Vazquez, A Santos-Fandila, R Buck, R Rueda, M Ramirez
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) are involved in many biological functions influencing infant health. Although HMO act locally at the intestine, recent evidence has demonstrated that HMO are partially incorporated into the systemic circulation of breast-fed infants. In the last few years, a large amount of research has been conducted using preclinical models to uncover new biological functions of HMO. The aim of this study was to evaluate the absorption and urine excretion of HMO in rats. We administered a single oral dose of the following HMO: 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL), 6'-sialyllactose and lacto-N-neotetraose at different concentrations to adult rats...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159206/human-milk-oligosaccharides-and-the-preterm-infant-a-journey-in-sickness-and-in-health
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Sara Moukarzel, Lars Bode
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are a group of approximately 200 different unconjugated sugar structures in human milk proposed to support infant growth and development. Data from several preclinical animal studies and human cohort studies suggest HMOs reduce preterm infant mortality and morbidity by shaping the gut microbiome and protecting against necrotizing enterocolitis, candidiasis, and several other immune-related diseases. Current feeding practices and clinical algorithms do not consider infant HMO intake when assessing dietary adequacy or disease risk...
March 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156527/last-year-of-life-of-cancer-patients-who-are-adolescents-and-young-adults-aya-inpatient-patterns-and-disparities-in-a-population-based-study
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Elysia Marie Alvarez, Olga Saynina, Lee Sanders, Smita Bhatia, Lisa J Chamberlain
126 Background: Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death among adolescents and young adults (AYA) in the US. The last year of life involves significant inpatient resources for older patients. We sought to determine the quantity and pattern of inpatient care for AYA cancer decedents in the last year of life to learn their healthcare system impact and groups to target for intervention. METHODS: Using the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development private administrative database linked to death certificates, we performed a retrospective cross-sectional population-based analysis of patients aged 15-39 with cancer who died between 2000-2011...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153661/reduction-of-severe-maternal-morbidity-from-hemorrhage-using-a-state-perinatal-quality-collaborative
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Elliott K Main, Valerie Cape, Anisha Abreo, Julie Vasher, Amanda Woods, Andrew Carpenter, Jeffrey B Gould
BACKGROUND: Obstetric hemorrhage is the leading cause of severe maternal morbidity and of preventable maternal mortality in the United States. The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative developed a comprehensive quality improvement tool kit for hemorrhage based on the national patient safety bundle for obstetric hemorrhage and noted promising results in pilot implementation projects. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether these safety tools can be scaled up to reduce severe maternal morbidity in women with obstetric hemorrhage using a large maternal quality collaborative...
March 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152869/cancer-claims-and-registry-data-a-california-linkage-for-quality-measurement
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Mahil Senathirajah, Marilyn Novich
296 Background: Breast and colon are 2 of the most prevalent cancers in California according to the California Cancer Registry (CCR). Health claims data contains a wealth of information on diagnoses and treatment but lacks clinical information critical for evaluating care. Registry data contains key clinical information, but often does not contain the complete treatment regimen. This project aims to assess the feasibility of linking commercial claims data to population-based cancer registry data, and to use the linked data to examine variation in quality measures at the regional and physician organization (PO) levels...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124538/artificial-urinary-sphincter-for-urinary-incontinence-after-radical-prostatectomy-a-historical-cohort-from-2004-to-2015
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Augusto Cesar Soares Dos Santos, Luíza de Oliveira Rodrigues, Daniela Castelo Azevedo, Lélia Maria de Almeida Carvalho, Mariana Ribeiro Fernandes, Sandra de Oliveira Sapori Avelar, Maria Glória Cruvinel Horta, Silvana Márcia Bruschi Kelles
This study aimed to retrospectively evaluate a cohort of patients with prostate cancer and persistent urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy. From January 2004 to December 2015, eighty-six individuals were identified to have received an AUS implant, provided by a private nonprofit HMO operating in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. On total, there were 91 AUS implants, with a median interval between radical prostatectomy and AUS implant of 3.6 years (IQR 1.9 to 5.5). The rate of AUS cumulative survival, after a median follow-up of 4...
January 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114245/human-milk-oligosaccharides-influence-intestinal-epithelial-cell-maturation-in-vitro
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Hannah D Holscher, Lars Bode, Kelly A Tappenden
OBJECTIVES: Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are reported to promote epithelial cell differentiation in vitro. The aim of the present study was to assess induction of epithelial cell differentiation by individual and combined administration of 3 HMOs. METHODS: An in vitro epithelial model of the crypt-villus axis consisting of preconfluent HT-29, preconfluent Caco-2Bbe, and postconfluent Caco-2Bbe cells was used. Cultures were randomized to 17 treatments for 72 hours of incubation: low- and high-dose HMOs (3'sialyllactose [3'SL] at 0...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112911/single-silver-adatoms-on-nanostructured-manganese-oxide-surfaces-boosting-oxygen-activation-for-benzene-abatement
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Yaxin Chen, Zhiwei Huang, Meijuan Zhou, Zhen Ma, Jianmin Chen, Xingfu Tang
The involvement of a great amount of active oxygen species is a crucial requirement for catalytic oxidation of benzene, because complete mineralization of one benzene molecule needs 15 oxygen atoms. Here, we disperse single silver adatoms on nanostructured hollandite manganese oxide (HMO) surfaces by using a thermal diffusion method. The single-atom silver catalyst (Ag1/HMO) shows high catalytic activity in benzene oxidation, and 100% conversion is achieved at 220 °C at a high space velocity of 23 000 h(-1)...
February 10, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097073/handling-stress-may-confound-murine-gut-microbiota-studies
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Cary R Allen-Blevins, Xiaomeng You, Katie Hinde, David A Sela
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates interactions between human milk composition, particularly sugars (human milk oligosaccharides or HMO), the gut microbiota of human infants, and behavioral effects. Some HMO secreted in human milk are unable to be endogenously digested by the human infant but are able to be metabolized by certain species of gut microbiota, including Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis), a species sensitive to host stress (Bailey & Coe, 2004). Exposure to gut bacteria like B...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093682/association-between-ischemic-heart-disease-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-large-case-control-study
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Abdulla Watad, Arsalan Abu Much, Danielle Bracco, Naim Mahroum, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen, Howard Amital
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a well identified cause of mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients due to an accelerated premature atherosclerosis. We investigated the proportion of comorbid IHD among SLE patients derived from a large, national real-life database. Using data from the largest HMO in Israel, the Clalit Health Services, we selected for patients with SLE. These patients were compared with age and sex matched controls with regards to the proportion of IHD in a case-control study...
January 17, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079170/growth-and-morbidity-of-gambian-infants-are-influenced-by-maternal-milk-oligosaccharides-and-infant-gut-microbiota
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Jasmine C C Davis, Zachery T Lewis, Sridevi Krishnan, Robin M Bernstein, Sophie E Moore, Andrew M Prentice, David A Mills, Carlito B Lebrilla, Angela M Zivkovic
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) play an important role in the health of an infant as substrate for beneficial gut bacteria. Little is known about the effects of HMO composition and its changes on the morbidity and growth outcomes of infants living in areas with high infection rates. Mother's HMO composition and infant gut microbiota from 33 Gambian mother/infant pairs at 4, 16, and 20 weeks postpartum were analyzed for relationships between HMOs, microbiota, and infant morbidity and growth. The data indicate that lacto-N-fucopentaose I was associated with decreased infant morbidity, and 3'-sialyllactose was found to be a good indicator of infant weight-for-age...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053536/identification-of-a-new-mutation-in-an-iranian-family-with-hereditary-multiple-osteochondromas
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Susan Akbaroghli, Maryam Balali, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Siamak Saber, Omid Aryani, Goh Yong Meng, Massoud Houshmand
BACKGROUND: Hereditary multiple osteochondromas (HMO), previously named hereditary multiple exostoses (HME), is an autosomal dominant skeletal disorder characterized by the growth of multiple osteochondromas and is associated with bony deformity, skeletal growth reduction, nerve compression, restriction of joint motion, and premature osteoarthrosis. HMO is genetically heterogeneous, localized on at least three chromosomal loci including 8q24.1 (EXT1), 11p11-p13 (EXT2), and 19p (EXT3)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929046/bifidobacterium-breve-ucc2003-metabolises-the-human-milk-oligosaccharides-lacto-n-tetraose-and-lacto-n-neo-tetraose-through-overlapping-yet-distinct-pathways
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Kieran James, Mary O'Connell Motherway, Francesca Bottacini, Douwe van Sinderen
In this study, we demonstrate that the prototype B. breve strain UCC2003 possesses specific metabolic pathways for the utilisation of lacto-N-tetraose (LNT) and lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT), which represent the central moieties of Type I and Type II human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), respectively. Using a combination of experimental approaches, the enzymatic machinery involved in the metabolism of LNT and LNnT was identified and characterised. Homologs of the key genetic loci involved in the utilisation of these HMO substrates were identified in B...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924184/revealed-opportunism-how-physicians-game-prior-authorization-protocols-until-they-are-rescinded
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Natan R Kahan, Dan-Andrei Waitman, David P Chinitz
BACKGROUND: Prior authorization (PA) is a management technique that has been implemented to manage the utilization of expensive drugs and to improve the precision of drug prescribing. PA requirements may incentivize physicians to document adverse effects, sometimes falsely, to meet the eligibility requirements. OBJECTIVES: To identify documentation patterns that may facilitate the quantitative analysis of physician gaming and underreporting behaviors associated with the prescribing of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in a primary care setting, and to evaluate the effect of a PA requirement on the documentation of adverse events as a way to receive approval for more expensive drugs...
September 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904459/management-of-powdery-mildew-in-squash-by-plant-and-alga-extract-biopesticides
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Shouan Zhang, Zelalem Mersha, Gary E Vallad, Cheng-Hua Huang
Although many fungicides are registered for use to control powdery mildew on cucurbits, management of resistance to fungicides in pathogen populations still remains a major challenge. Two biopesticides Regalia SC and HMO 736 were evaluated in the greenhouse and field for their efficacy against powdery mildew in squash. In greenhouses, Regalia SC alone significantly (P < 0.05) reduced powdery mildew compared to the nontreated control, and was as effective as the chemical standard Procure 480SC (triflumizole)...
December 2016: Plant Pathology Journal
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