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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590343/impact-of-infliximab-and-cyclosporine-on-the-risk-of-colectomy-in-hospitalized-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-complicated-by-cytomegalovirus-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Uri Kopylov, Konstantionos Papamichael, Konstantinos Katsanos, Matti Waterman, Ariella Bar-Gil Shitrit, Trine Boysen, Francisco Portela, Armando Peixoto, Andrew Szilagyi, Marco Silva, Giovanni Maconi, Ofir Har-Noy, Peter Bossuyt, Gerassimos Mantzaris, Manuel Barreiro de Acosta, Maria Chaparro, Dimitrios K Christodoulou, Rami Eliakim, Jean-Francois Rahier, Fernando Magro, David Drobne, Marc Ferrante, Elena Sonnenberg, Britte Siegmund, Vinciane Muls, Tamara Thurm, Henit Yanai, Iris Dotan, Tim Raine, Avi Levin, Eran Israeli, Fahd Ghalim, Franck Carbonnel, Severine Vermeire, Shomron Ben-Horin, Xavier Roblin
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is frequently detected in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The impact of CMV infection on the outcome of UC exacerbation remains unclear. The benefit of combining antiviral with anti-inflammatory treatment has not been evaluated yet. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of CMV-positive hospitalized patients with UC treated with antiviral therapy either alone or combined with salvage anti-inflammatory therapy (infliximab [IFX] or cyclosporine A [CsA])...
June 5, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516132/life-threatening-hypercalcemia-during-prodrome-of-pneumocystis-jiroveci-pneumonia-in-an-immunocompetent-infant
#2
Judith Sebestyen VanSickle, Tarak Srivastava, Uri S Alon
Severe hypercalcemia in infants is usually attributed to genetic etiologies and less commonly to acquired ones. An 8-week-old girl presented with failure to thrive, mild respiratory distress, and life-threatening hypercalcemia (23.5 mg/dL). Serum 1,25(OH)2-vitamin D (1,25(OH)2-D) level was elevated and parathyroid hormone undetectable. Evaluation for genetic mutations and malignant etiologies of hypercalcemia was negative. Treatment with intravenous hydration, loop diuretic, and calcitonin failed to correct the hypercalcemia, which was subsequently controlled with bisphosphonate therapy...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455844/open-probe-fast-gc-ms-combining-ambient-sampling-ultra-fast-separation-and-in-vacuum-ionization-for-real-time-analysis
#3
Uri Keshet, Tal Alon, Alexander B Fialkov, Aviv Amirav
An Open Probe inlet was combined with a low thermal mass ultra-fast gas chromatograph (GC), in-vacuum electron eonization (EI) ion source and a mass spectrometer (MS) of GC-MS for obtaining real time analysis with separation. The Open Probe enables ambient sampling via sample vaporization in an oven that is open to room air and the ultra-fast GC provides ~30 s separation while if no separation is required it can act as a transfer line with 2-3 s sample transfer time. Sample analysis is as simple as touching the sample, pushing the sample holder into the open probe oven and getting the results in 30 s...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452299/new-insights-into-treatment-of-children-with-exercise-induced-asthma-symptoms
#4
Iwona Stelmach, Anna Sztafińska, Joanna Jerzyńska, Daniela Podlecka, Paweł Majak, Włodzimierz Stelmach
BACKGROUND: Exercise is one of the most common triggers of bronchoconstriction and affects up to 80% of children with asthma. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to assess the effectiveness of treatment with ciclesonide 160 microgram, either alone, with a higher dose, with a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), or with a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) in children with asthma with postexercise-induced symptoms...
November 1, 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426947/structural-neuroplasticity-of-the-superior-temporal-plane-in-early-and-late-blindness
#5
Hicret Atilgan, Olivier Collignon, Uri Hasson
Blindness is associated with well-documented changes to the morphometry and function of the occipital cortex. By comparison, its impact on the perisylvian regions in the superior temporal plane (STP) is poorly understood, with many studies reporting null findings on this issue. Here we re-approach this question using a morphometric analysis that relied on fine-scale, manual annotation of 13 sub-regions within the STP and that quantified both univariate and multivariate differences in morphometry. We applied these analyses to both cortical thickness (CT) and surface area (SA) data from congenitally and late blind, as compared to two matched sighted control groups...
July 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382624/cinacalcet-as-an-alternative-to-phosphate-therapy-in-x-linked-hypophosphataemic-rickets
#6
LETTER
Uri S Alon, Dale Jarka, Penny J Monachino, Judith Sebestyen VanSickle, Tarak Srivastava
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339567/role-of-biomechanical-forces-in-hyperfiltration-mediated-glomerular-injury-in-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract
#7
Tarak Srivastava, Ganesh Thiagarajan, Uri S Alon, Ram Sharma, Ashraf El-Meanawy, Ellen T McCarthy, Virginia J Savin, Mukut Sharma
Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) including solitary kidney constitute the main cause of progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. Children born with CAKUT develop signs of CKD only during adolescence and do not respond to renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockers. Early cellular changes underlying CKD progression to end-stage renal disease by early adulthood are not well understood. The mechanism of maladaptive hyperfiltration that occurs from loss of functional nephrons, including solitary kidney, is not clear...
May 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290192/further-construct-validity-of-the-timed-up-and-go-test-as-a-measure-of-ambulation-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis
#8
Alon Kalron, Mark Dolev, Uri Givon
BACKGROUND: The importance of mobility impairments in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) denotes a need for valid, reliable, sensitive and feasible clinical measuring tools. The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a unique mobility measure as it captures other functions apart from walking, ie, rising out of a chair or turning around an object. AIM: To expand the construct validity of the TUG test in PwMS and determine the ability of the TUG score to discriminate between four levels of disability between fallers, recurrent fallers and non-fallers...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282010/complications-and-mortality-associated-with-temporary-abdominal-closure-techniques-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Adam Cristaudo, Scott Jennings, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan DeCosta
Temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques are routinely used in the open abdomen. Ideally, they should prevent evisceration, aid in removal of unwanted fluid from the peritoneal cavity, facilitate in achieving safe definitive fascial closure, as well as prevent the development of intra-abdominal complications. TAC techniques used in the open abdomen were compared with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to identify which was superior. A systematic review was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines involving Medline, Excerpta Medica, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and <ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href="http://Clinicaltrials...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270142/dynamic-proteomics-reveals-bimodal-protein-dynamics-of-cancer-cells-in-response-to-hsp90-inhibitor
#10
Anat Zimmer, Shlomit Amar-Farkash, Tamar Danon, Uri Alon
BACKGROUND: Drugs often kill some cancer cells while others survive. This stochastic outcome is seen even in clonal cells grown under the same conditions. Understanding the molecular reasons for this stochastic outcome is a current challenge, which requires studying the proteome at the single cell level over time. In a previous study we used dynamic proteomics to study the response of cancer cells to a DNA damaging drug, camptothecin. Several proteins showed bimodal dynamics: they rose in some cells and decreased in others, in a way that correlated with eventual cell fate: death or survival...
March 7, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253312/monumental-megalithic-burial-and-rock-art-tell-a-new-story-about-the-levant-intermediate-bronze-dark-ages
#11
Gonen Sharon, Alon Barash, Davida Eisenberg-Degen, Leore Grosman, Maya Oron, Uri Berger
The Intermediate Bronze Age (IB) in the Southern Levant (ca. 2350-2000 BCE) is known as the "Dark Ages," following the collapse of Early Bronze urban society and predating the establishment of the Middle Bronze cities. The absence of significant settlements and monumental building has led to the reconstruction of IB social organization as that of nomadic, tribal society inhabiting rural villages with no central governmental system. Excavation in the Shamir Dolmen Field (comprising over 400 dolmens) on the western foothills of the Golan Heights was carried out following the discovery of rock art engravings on the ceiling of the central chamber inside one of the largest dolmens ever recorded in the Levant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228207/complications-and-mortality-associated-with-temporary-abdominal-closure-techniques-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Adam Cristaudo, Scott Jennings, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan DeCosta
Temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques are routinely used in the open abdomen. Ideally, they should prevent evisceration, aid in removal of unwanted fluid from the peritoneal cavity, facilitate in achieving safe definitive fascial closure, as well as prevent the development of intra-abdominal complications. TAC techniques used in the open abdomen were compared with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to identify which was superior. A systematic review was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines involving Medline, Excerpta Medica, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and <ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href="http://Clinicaltrials...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213047/the-effect-of-combined-aspirin-and-clopidogrel-treatment-on-cancer-incidence
#13
Avi Leader, Ravit Zelikson-Saporta, David Pereg, Galia Spectre, Uri Rozovski, Pia Raanani, Doron Hermoni, Michael Lishner
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have shown an association between aspirin treatment and a reduction in newly diagnosed cancer. Conversely, there are conflicting clinical and laboratory data on the effect of combined clopidogrel and aspirin therapy on cancer incidence, including analyses suggesting an increased cancer risk. No large-scale cohort study has been performed to address this issue in a heterogeneous real-world scenario. We investigated the effect of clopidogrel and aspirin on cancer incidence compared with aspirin alone and no antiplatelet therapy...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166501/using-a-sniff-controller-to-self-trigger-abdominal-functional-electrical-stimulation-for-assisted-coughing-following-cervical-spinal-cord-lesions
#14
Lior Haviv, Hagit Friedman, Uri Bierman, Itzhak Glass, Anton Plotkin, Aharon Weissbrod, Sagit Shushan, Vadim Bluvshtein, Elena Aidinoff, Noam Sobel, Amiram Catz
Individuals with cervical spinal cord lesions (SCL) typically depend on caregivers to manually assist in coughing by pressing against their abdominal wall. Coughing can also be assisted by functional electric stimulation (FES) applied to abdominal muscles via surface electrodes. Efficacy of FES, however, depends on precise temporal synchronization. The sniff-controller is a trigger that enables paralyzed individuals to precisely control external devices through alterations in nasal airflow. We hypothesized that FES self-triggering by sniffcontroller may allow for effective cough timing...
January 31, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145874/comparative-matched-outcome-of-evolut-r-vs-corevalve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#15
Uri Landes, Tamir Bental, Alon Barsheshet, Abid Assali, Hana Vaknin Assa, Amos Levi, Katia Orvin, Ran Kornowski
OBJECTIVES: The Evolut-R (Medtronic, Inc) is a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system that was built on the well-established foundation of Medtronic's CoreValve device platform. Although already in extensive clinical utilization, it is unknown if the Evolut-R improves TAVI outcomes. Herein, we compared TAVI outcomes of the Evolut-R and CoreValve devices. METHODS: A propensity score 1:1 matching was conducted on 358 Evolut-R patients (n = 75) and CoreValve patients (n = 283)...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141861/a-reduced-dimensionality-approach-to-uncovering-dyadic-modes-of-body-motion-in-conversations
#16
Guy Gaziv, Lior Noy, Yuvalal Liron, Uri Alon
Face-to-face conversations are central to human communication and a fascinating example of joint action. Beyond verbal content, one of the primary ways in which information is conveyed in conversations is body language. Body motion in natural conversations has been difficult to study precisely due to the large number of coordinates at play. There is need for fresh approaches to analyze and understand the data, in order to ask whether dyads show basic building blocks of coupled motion. Here we present a method for analyzing body motion during joint action using depth-sensing cameras, and use it to analyze a sample of scientific conversations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102224/optimality-and-sub-optimality-in-a-bacterial-growth-law
#17
Benjamin D Towbin, Yael Korem, Anat Bren, Shany Doron, Rotem Sorek, Uri Alon
Organisms adjust their gene expression to improve fitness in diverse environments. But finding the optimal expression in each environment presents a challenge. We ask how good cells are at finding such optima by studying the control of carbon catabolism genes in Escherichia coli. Bacteria show a growth law: growth rate on different carbon sources declines linearly with the steady-state expression of carbon catabolic genes. We experimentally modulate gene expression to ask if this growth law always maximizes growth rate, as has been suggested by theory...
January 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089543/optimal-regulatory-circuit-topologies-for-fold-change-detection
#18
Miri Adler, Pablo Szekely, Avi Mayo, Uri Alon
Evolution repeatedly converges on only a few regulatory circuit designs that achieve a given function. This simplicity helps us understand biological networks. However, why so few circuits are rediscovered by evolution is unclear. We address this question for the case of fold-change detection (FCD): a response to relative changes of input rather than absolute changes. Two types of FCD circuits recur in biological systems-the incoherent feedforward and non-linear integral-feedback loops. We performed an analytical screen of all three-node circuits in a class comprising ∼500,000 topologies...
February 22, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931302/new-insights-into-treatment-of-children-with-exercise-induced-asthma-symptoms
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Iwona Stelmach, Anna Sztafiska, Joanna Jerzyska, Daniela Podlecka, Pawe Majak, Wodzimierz Stelmach
BACKGROUND: Exercise is one of the most common triggers of bronchoconstriction and affects up to 80% of children with asthma. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to assess the effectiveness of treatment with ciclesonide 160 microgram, either alone, with a higher dose, with a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), or with a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) in children with asthma with postexercise-induced symptoms...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912791/possible-failure-of-novel-direct-acting-oral-anticoagulants-in-management-of-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
#20
James Rankin, Menachem Nagar, Jonathan Crosby, Nojan Toomari, Richard Pietras, Uri M Ben-Zur
BACKGROUND: The relative effectiveness of vitamin K antagonists compared with novel oral anticoagulants in treating pulmonary embolism remains unclear. Recent trials comparing the efficacy of vitamin K antagonists with factor Xa inhibitors for the treatment of pulmonary emboli have been non-inferiority studies based primarily on risk reduction (such as bleeding events), rather than resolution of specific diseases such as pulmonary embolism. Consequently, there is a lack of evidence indicating which of these agents are more effective...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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