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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813561/comparison-of-coronary-ct-angiography-spect-pet-and-hybrid-imaging-for-diagnosis-of-ischemic-heart-disease-determined-by-fractional-flow-reserve
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Ibrahim Danad, Pieter G Raijmakers, Roel S Driessen, Jonathon Leipsic, Rekha Raju, Chris Naoum, Juhani Knuuti, Maija Mäki, Richard S Underwood, James K Min, Kimberly Elmore, Wynand J Stuijfzand, Niels van Royen, Igor I Tulevski, Aernout G Somsen, Marc C Huisman, Arthur A van Lingen, Martijn W Heymans, Peter M van de Ven, Cornelis van Kuijk, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Albert C van Rossum, Paul Knaapen
Importance: At present, the choice of noninvasive testing for a diagnosis of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) is ambiguous, but nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging with single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) or positron emission tomography (PET) and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is predominantly used for this purpose. However, to date, prospective head-to-head studies are lacking regarding the diagnostic accuracy of these imaging modalities. Furthermore, the combination of anatomical and functional assessments configuring a hybrid approach may yield improved accuracy...
August 16, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782181/public-regulatory-databases-as-a-source-of-insight-for-neuromodulation-devices-stimulation-parameters
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REVIEW
Doe Kumsa, G Karl Steinke, Gregory F Molnar, Eric M Hudak, Fred W Montague, Shawn C Kelley, Darrel F Untereker, Alan Shi, Benjamin P Hahn, Chris Condit, Hyowon Lee, Dawn Bardot, Jose A Centeno, Victor Krauthamer, Pavel A Takmakov
OBJECTIVE: The Shannon model is often used to define an expected boundary between non-damaging and damaging modes of electrical neurostimulation. Numerous preclinical studies have been performed by manufacturers of neuromodulation devices using different animal models and a broad range of stimulation parameters while developing devices for clinical use. These studies are mostly absent from peer-reviewed literature, which may lead to this information being overlooked by the scientific community...
August 7, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774314/surfactant-effects-on-the-viability-and-function-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessment
#3
Chung-Ming Chen, Hsiu-Chu Chou, Willie Lin, Chris Tseng
BACKGROUND: Surfactant therapy has become the standard of care for preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Preclinical studies have reported the therapeutic benefits of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in experimental bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This study investigated the effects of a surfactant on the in vitro viability and in vivo function of human MSCs. METHODS: The viability, phenotype, and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) of MSCs were assessed through flow cytometry...
August 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770640/macrolide-and-fluoroquinolone-mediated-cardiac-arrhythmias-clinical-considerations-and-comprehensive-review
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Elyse Cornett, Matthew B Novitch, Alan D Kaye, Chris A Pann, Harish Siddaiah Bangalore, Gregory Allred, Matthew Bral, Preya K Jhita, Adam M Kaye
BACKGROUND: While there is evidence for cardiac arrhythmias associated with macrolide and fluoroquinolone antibiotics, there is still debate among health care providers as to whether this risk of arrhythmia is overstated. A joint panel of the US Food and Drug Administration suggested that macrolide and fluoroquinolone labels need much stronger warnings regarding the possible serious adverse cardiac effects associated with these antibiotics, especially since they are so widely prescribed...
August 3, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762388/improving-outcomes-in-high-risk-nonmetastatic-renal-cancer-new-data-and-ongoing-trials
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REVIEW
Chris Blick, Alastair W S Ritchie, Timothy Eisen, Grant D Stewart
High-risk, localized renal cancer is associated with recurrence rates of up to 75% at 10 years. The outcomes of patients at this disease stage depend on optimal patient stratification, surgical management and systemic therapy selection. Current evidence does not support the use of adjuvant therapy in patients with high-risk, localized disease. During the past 12 months, the results of large, randomized-controlled trials of adjuvant tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment, such as ASSURE and S-TRAC, have been published, but their findings are conflicting...
August 1, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750322/longitudinal-sequencing-of-hiv-1-infected-patients-with-low-level-viremia-for-years-while-on-art-shows-no-indications-for-genetic-evolution-of-the-virus
#6
Leen Vancoillie, Laura Hebberecht, Kenny Dauwe, Els Demecheleer, Sylvie Dinakis, Dries Vaneechoutte, Virginie Mortier, Chris Verhofstede
HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) may present low-level viremia (LLV) above the detection level of current viral load assays. In many cases LLV is persistent but does not result in overt treatment failure or selection of drug resistant viral variants. To elucidate whether LLV reflects active virus replication, we extensively sequenced pol and env genes of the viral populations present before and during LLV in 18 patients and searched for indications of genetic evolution. Maximum likelihood phylogenetic trees were inspected for temporal structure both visually and by linear regression analysis of root-to-tip and pairwise distances...
July 24, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746243/heavy-barbell-hip-thrusts-do-not-effect-sprint-performance-an-8-week-randomized-controlled-study
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Chris Bishop, Natasha Cassone, Paul Jarvis, Anthony Turner, Shyam Chavda, Mike Edwards
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an 8-week barbell hip thrust strength training program on sprint performance. Twenty-one collegiate athletes (15 males and 6 females) were randomly assigned to either an intervention (n = 11, age 27.36 ± 3.17 years, height 169.55 ± 10.38 cm, weight 72.7± 18 kg) or control group (n = 10, age 27.2 ± 3.36 years, height 176.2 ± 7.94 cm, weight 76.39 ± 11.47 kg). 1RM hip thrust, 40m sprint time, and individual 10m split timings: 0-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-40m, were the measured variables; these recorded at both the baseline and post testing time points...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738276/the-impact-of-accelerated-high-frequency-rtms-on-brain-neurochemicals-in-treatment-resistant-depression-insights-from-1-h-mr-spectroscopy
#8
Chris Baeken, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Peter Van Schuerbeek
OBJECTIVE: Although accelerated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) designs seem to be able to alleviate mood over a relatively short period of time, no studies yet examined the cellular effects on neurochemicals with regard to working mechanisms, safety and neural integrity. METHODS: Eighteen right-handed antidepressant-free unipolar treatment resistant depressed (TRD) patients participated in this sham-controlled accelerated high frequency (aHF)-rTMS (1)H MR spectroscopy study applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736719/lipid-profile-in-adult-patients-with-fabry-disease-ten-year-follow-up
#9
Karolina M Stepien, Chris J Hendriksz
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease, an X-linked genetic condition, results from alpha-galactosidase deficiency and increased accumulation of glycosphingolipids in cardiovascular tissues. Clinical manifestation includes vasculature associated complications. Hyperlipidaemia is one of the cardiovascular risk factors however it has never been well defined in Fabry disease. Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) is available but its effect on serum cholesterol is unknown. The aim of this project was to assess the influence of long-term ERT on lipid profile in a large cohort of adult patients with Fabry disease...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735225/no-consistent-cooling-of-the-real-hand-in-the-rubber-hand-illusion
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Alyanne M de Haan, Haike E Van Stralen, Miranda Smit, Anouk Keizer, Stefan Van der Stigchel, H Chris Dijkerman
In the rubber hand illusion (RHI), participants view a rubber hand that is stroked synchronously with their real, hidden hand. This procedure results in experiencing an increased sense of ownership over the rubber hand and demonstrates how multisensory information (vision, touch) can influence the sense of body ownership. However, it has also been suggested that a (lack of) sense of ownership over an own body part may in turn influence bodily processes. This suggestion has previously been supported by the observation that a decrease in skin temperature in the real hand correlated with ownership over the rubber hand...
September 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731051/neurotropic-melanoma-an-analysis-of-the-clinicopathological-features-management-strategies-and-survival-outcomes-for-671-patients-treated-at-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Alexander H R Varey, Chris Goumas, Angela M Hong, Graham J Mann, Gerald B Fogarty, Jonathan R Stretch, Robyn P M Saw, Andrew J Spillane, Kerwin F Shannon, Kenneth J Lee, Michael J Quinn, John F Thompson, Richard A Scolyer
Neurotropic cutaneous melanoma is a rare melanoma subtype that invades nerves and is often associated with desmoplastic melanoma. Limited data suggest that it has a greater propensity to recur locally, but it is unknown whether its behavior differs from that of other melanoma subtypes, including desmoplastic melanoma. We investigated clinicopathological predictors of outcome in a cohort of 671 patients with neurotropic melanoma to develop evidence-based management recommendations. Patients with primary neurotropic melanoma diagnosed from 1985 to 2013 were identified from the Melanoma Institute Australia database, along with a control cohort of 718 non-neurotropic melanoma patients...
July 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729041/pharmacological-preclinical-characterization-of-las190792-a-novel-inhaled-bifunctional-muscarinic-receptor-antagonist-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-maba-molecule
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Mònica Aparici, Carla Carcasona, Israel Ramos, José Luís Montero, José Luís Ortiz, Julio Cortijo, Carlos Puig, Dolors Vilella, Chris Doe, Amadeu Gavaldà, Montserrat Miralpeix
LAS190792 is a novel muscarinic antagonist and β2-adrenoceptor agonist in development for chronic respiratory diseases. This study investigated the pharmacological profile of LAS190792 in comparison to batefenterol, tiotropium, indacaterol and olodaterol. LAS190792 is potent at the human M3 receptor (pIC50: 8.8 in binding assays). It is selective for the β2-adrenoceptor over the β1-and β3-adrenoceptor, and shows a functional potency in a similar range to batefenterol and LABA compounds (pEC50 in spontaneous tone isolated trachea: 9...
July 17, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728165/active-multiple-myeloma-suppresses-and-typically-eliminates-coexisting-mgus
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John P Campbell, Jennifer L J Heaney, Sankalp Pandya, Zaheer Afzal, Martin Kaiser, Roger Owen, J Anthony Child, Walter Gregory, Gareth J Morgan, Graham H Jackson, Chris M Bunce, Mark T Drayson
BACKGROUND: Myeloma is consistently preceded by premalignant monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). In >5% of MGUS patients there is a second MGUS clone (biclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance; BGUS), yet, at myeloma diagnosis, presentation of biclonal gammopathy myeloma (BGMy) is considered less frequent, implying that myeloma eradicates coexisting MGUS. METHODS: In the largest study of its kind, we assessed BGMy frequency amongst 6399 newly diagnosed myeloma patients enrolled in recent UK clinical trials...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724709/-caution-this-treatment-is-a-placebo-it-might-work-but-it-might-not-why-emerging-mechanistic-evidence-for-placebo-effects-does-not-legitimise-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-in-sport
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EDITORIAL
Chris Beedie, Greg Whyte, Andrew M Lane, Emma Cohen, John Raglin, Phil Hurst, Damian Coleman, Abby Foad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720512/ahrq-series-on-complex-intervention-systematic-reviews-paper-5-advanced-analytic-methods
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Terri Pigott, Jane Noyes, Craig A Umscheid, Evan Myers, Sally C Morton, Rongwei Fu, Gillian D Sanders-Schmidler, Emily E Beth Devine, M Hassan Murad, Michael P Kelly, Chris Fonnesbeck, Mark Petticrew, Leila Kahwati, S Natasha Beretvas
BACKGROUND: Advanced analytic methods for synthesizing evidence about complex interventions continue to be developed. In this paper, we emphasize that the specific research question posed in the review should be used as a guide for choosing the appropriate analytic method. RATIONALE: We present advanced analytic approaches that address four common questions that guide reviews of complex interventions: 1) How effective is the intervention?; 2) For whom does the intervention work and in what contexts?; 3) What happens when the intervention is implemented?; and 4) What decisions are possible given the results of the synthesis? DISCUSSION: The analytic approaches presented in this paper are particularly useful when each primary study differs in components, mechanisms of action, context, implementation, timing, and many other domains...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707628/brainframe-a-node-level-heterogeneous-accelerator-platform-for-neuron-simulations
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Georgios Smaragdos, Georgios Chatzikonstantis, Rahul Kukreja, Harry Sidiropoulos, Dimitrios Rodopoulos, Ioannis Sourdis, Zaid Al-Ars, Christoforos Kachris, Dimitrios Soudris, Chris de Zeeuw, Christos Strydis
OBJECTIVE: The advent of High-Performance Computing (HPC) in recent years has led to its increasing use in brain study through computational models. The scale and complexity of such models are constantly increasing, leading to challenging computational requirements. Even though modern HPC platforms can often deal with such challenges, the vast diversity of the modeling field does not permit for a homogeneous acceleration platform to effectively address the complete array of modeling requirements...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700080/anal-hpv-16-and-18-viral-load-a-comparison-between-hiv-negative-and-hiv-positive-msm-and-association-with-persistence
#17
Elske Marra, Audrey King, Elske van Logchem, Pascal van der Weele, Sofie H Mooij, Titia Heijman, Chris J L M Meijer, Dominique W M Verhagen, Marianne A B van der Sande, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff
Objective Does anal HPV viral load explain the difference in anal HPV persistence between HIV-negative and HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)? Methods MSM ≥18 years were recruited in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2010-2011. Anal self-swabs were collected every 6 months and genotyped (SPF10 -PCR-DEIA-LIPA25 -system). HPV16 and HPV18 load was determined with a type specific quantitative (q)PCR, and compared between HIV-negative and HIV-positive men using ranksum test. Persistence was defined as ≥3 positive samples for the same HPV-type...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694797/genome-data-provides-high-support-for-generic-boundaries-in-burkholderia-sensu-lato
#18
Chrizelle W Beukes, Marike Palmer, Puseletso Manyaka, Wai Y Chan, Juanita R Avontuur, Elritha van Zyl, Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Neha Varghese, Natalia Mikhailova, Dimitrios Stamatis, T B K Reddy, Chris Daum, Nicole Shapiro, Victor Markowitz, Natalia Ivanova, Nikos Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Jochen Blom, William B Whitman, Stephanus N Venter, Emma T Steenkamp
Although the taxonomy of Burkholderia has been extensively scrutinized, significant uncertainty remains regarding the generic boundaries and composition of this large and heterogeneous taxon. Here we used the amino acid and nucleotide sequences of 106 conserved proteins from 92 species to infer robust maximum likelihood phylogenies with which to investigate the generic structure of Burkholderia sensu lato. These data unambiguously supported five distinct lineages, of which four correspond to Burkholderia sensu stricto and the newly introduced genera Paraburkholderia, Caballeronia, and Robbsia...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656157/opportunities-lost-and-gained-changes-in-progenitor-competence-during-nervous-system-development
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REVIEW
Dylan R Farnsworth, Chris Q Doe
During development of the central nervous system, a small pool of stem cells and progenitors generate the vast neural diversity required for neural circuit formation and behavior. Neural stem and progenitor cells often generate different progeny in response to the same signaling cue (e.g. Notch or Hedgehog), including no response at all. How does stem cell competence to respond to signaling cues change over time? Recently, epigenetics particularly chromatin remodeling - has emerged as a powerful mechanism to control stem cell competence...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654817/the-role-of-the-hippocampus-in-recognition-memory
#20
REVIEW
Chris M Bird
Many theories of declarative memory propose that it is supported by partially separable processes underpinned by different brain structures. The hippocampus plays a critical role in binding together item and contextual information together and processing the relationships between individual items. By contrast, the processing of individual items and their later recognition can be supported by extrahippocampal regions of the medial temporal lobes (MTL), particularly when recognition is based on feelings of familiarity without the retrieval of any associated information...
August 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
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