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Charles S Briggs, Joshua A Sibille, Halim Yammine, Jocelyn K Ballast, William Anderson, Tzvi Nussbaum, Timothy S Roush, Frank R Arko
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been shown to reduce mortality in the emergent repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). However, long-term survival data for this group of patients are lacking with contemporary endovascular endografts. The purpose of this study was to evaluate both 30-day mortality rates and 1-year survival in patients undergoing emergent EVAR in a 43-facility hospital system with a quaternary referral center with an established ruptured aneurysm protocol...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Tamasin Taylor, Yijiao Wang, William Rogerson, Lynda Bavin, Cindy Sharon, Grant Beban, Nicholas Evennett, Greg Gamble, Timothy Cundy
BACKGROUND: Factors such as ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status may play a role in both access to and attrition from bariatric programs before surgery is undertaken. New Zealand (NZ) has high rates of obesity in its Pacific population and the indigenous Māori. These groups also experience poorer health outcomes and therefore have the greatest need for surgery. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective cross-sectional study of 704 people referred for and accepted onto a publicly funded bariatric surgery from 2007 to 2016...
March 10, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Lori C Jordan, Dionna O Roberts Williams, Mark J Rodeghier, Brittany Covert, Maria R Ponisio, James F Casella, Robert C McKinstry, Michael J Noetzel, Fenella J Kirkham, Emily R Meier, Beng Fuh, Melissa McNaull, Sharada Sarnaik, Suvankar Majumdar, Timothy L McCavit, Michael R DeBaun
In a prospective cohort study, we tested the hypothesis that children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) with normal transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) velocities and without silent cerebral infarcts (SCIs) would have a lower incidence rate of new neurological events (strokes, seizures or transient ischemic attacks) compared to children with normal TCD measurements and SCIs, not receiving regular blood transfusions. Non-randomized participants from the Silent Cerebral Infarct Transfusion (SIT) Trial who had screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and normal TCD measurements were included...
March 9, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
Timothy C Jenkins, Jason S Haukoos, Eleanor Cotton, David Weitzenkamp, Daniel N Frank, William J Burman
In a pilot study of 22 patients with an acute bacterial skin infection, serum levels of C-reactive protein and procalcitonin tended to be elevated at presentation and declined within 3-5 days of treatment. Further study of a biomarker-guided treatment strategy to reduce antibiotic overuse in skin infections is warranted.
March 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Margaret H Sibley, Stefany J Coxe, Mileini Campez, Candance Morley, Sandra Olson, Nick Hidalgo-Gato, Elizabeth Gnagy, Andrew Greiner, Erika K Coles, Timothy Page, William E Pelham
Spikes in symptom severity are noted for adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at the transitions to middle and high school that are attributed to developmental maladjustment. This study evaluated the effectiveness of high-intensity (HI; 412 hr, $4,373 per participant) versus low-intensity (LI; 24 hr, $97 per participant) skills-based summer intervention delivered to adolescents with ADHD by local school district staff. Participants were 325 ethnically diverse rising sixth and ninth graders with ADHD randomized to HI versus LI (n = 218) or recruited into an untreated comparison group (n = 107)...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Lu Huang, Shruti Malu, Jodi A McKenzie, Miles C Andrews, Amjad H Talukder, Trang Tieu, Tatiana V Karpinets, Cara Haymaker, Marie-Andrée Forget, Leila J Williams, Zhe Wang, Rina Mbofung, Zhi-Qiang Wang, R Eric Davis, Roger S Lo, Jennifer A Wargo, Michael A Davies, Chantale Bernatchez, Timothy P Heffernan, Rodabe N Amaria, Anil Korkut, Weiyi Peng, Jason Roszik, Gregory Lizee, Scott E Woodman, Patrick Hwu
PURPOSE: Cancer immunotherapy has shown promising clinical outcomes in many patients. However, some patients still fail to respond, and new strategies are needed to overcome resistance. The purpose of this study was to identify novel genes and understand the mechanisms that confer resistance to cancer immunotherapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To identify genes mediating resistance to T cell killing, we performed an open reading frame (ORF) screen of a kinome library to study whether overexpression of a gene in patient-derived melanoma cells could inhibit their susceptibility to killing by autologous Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs)...
March 1, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Nicholas Ravanelli, William Casasola, Timothy English, Kate M Edwards, Ollie Jay
OBJECTIVE: Pregnant women are advised to avoid heat stress (eg, excessive exercise and/or heat exposure) due to the risk of teratogenicity associated with maternal hyperthermia; defined as a core temperature (Tcore ) ≥39.0°C. However, guidelines are ambiguous in terms of critical combinations of climate and activity to avoid and may therefore unnecessarily discourage physical activity during pregnancy. Thus, the primary aim was to assess Tcore elevations with different characteristics defining exercise and passive heat stress (intensity, mode, ambient conditions, duration) during pregnancy relative to the critical maternal Tcore of ≥39...
March 1, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Timothy L Wiemken, Stephen P Furmanek, William A Mattingly, Janet Haas, Julio A Ramirez, Ruth M Carrico
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is one of the most important interventions in the quest to eliminate healthcare-associated infections, and rates in healthcare facilities are markedly low. Since hand hygiene observation and feedback are critical to improve adherence, we created an easy-to-use, platform-independent hand hygiene data collection process and an automated, on-demand reporting engine. METHODS: A 3-step approach was used for this project: 1) creation of a data collection form using Google Forms, 2) transfer of data from the form to a spreadsheet using Google Spreadsheets, and 3) creation of an automated, cloud-based analytics platform for report generation using R and RStudio Shiny software...
February 26, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
Abigail Laman-Maharg, Alexia V Williams, Mikaela D Zufelt, Vanessa A Minie, Stephanie Ramos-Maciel, Rebecca Hao, Evelyn Ordoñes Sanchez, Tiffany Copeland, Jill L Silverman, Angelina Leigh, Rodney Snyder, F Ivy Carroll, Timothy R Fennell, Brian C Trainor
There is growing evidence that kappa opioid receptor (KOR) antagonists could be a useful class of therapeutics for treating depression and anxiety. However, the overwhelming majority of preclinical investigations examining the behavioral effects of KOR antagonists have been in male rodents. Here, we examined the effects of the long-acting KOR antagonist nor-binaltophimine (norBNI) on immobility in the forced swim test in males and females of two different rodent species (C57Bl/6J and California mice). Consistent with previous reports, norBNI (10 mg/kg) decreased immobility in the forced swim test for male C57Bl/6J and California mice...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Bridget E Barber, Bruce Russell, Matthew J Grigg, Rou Zhang, Timothy William, Amirah Amir, Yee Ling Lau, Mark D Chatfield, Arjen M Dondorp, Nicholas M Anstey, Tsin W Yeo
The simian parasite Plasmodium knowlesi can cause severe and fatal human malaria. However, little is known about the pathogenesis of this disease. In falciparum malaria, reduced red blood cell deformability (RBC-D) contributes to microvascular obstruction and impaired organ perfusion. In P knowlesi infection, impaired microcirculatory flow has been observed in Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaques), unnatural hosts who develop severe and fatal disease. However, RBC-D has not been measured in human infection or in the natural host M fascicularis (long-tailed macaques)...
February 27, 2018: Blood Advances
Elizabeth E Blue, Joshua C Bis, Michael O Dorschner, Debby W Tsuang, Sandra M Barral, Gary Beecham, Jennifer E Below, William S Bush, Mariusz Butkiewicz, Carlos Cruchaga, Anita DeStefano, Lindsay A Farrer, Alison Goate, Jonathan Haines, Jim Jaworski, Gyungah Jun, Brian Kunkle, Amanda Kuzma, Jenny J Lee, Kathryn L Lunetta, Yiyi Ma, Eden Martin, Adam Naj, Alejandro Q Nato, Patrick Navas, Hiep Nguyen, Christiane Reitz, Dolly Reyes, William Salerno, Gerard D Schellenberg, Sudha Seshadri, Harkirat Sohi, Timothy A Thornton, Otto Valadares, Cornelia van Duijn, Badri N Vardarajan, Li-San Wang, Eric Boerwinkle, Josée Dupuis, Margaret A Pericak-Vance, Richard Mayeux, Ellen M Wijsman
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) aims to identify novel genes influencing Alzheimer's disease (AD). Variants within genes known to cause dementias other than AD have previously been associated with AD risk. We describe evidence of co-segregation and associations between variants in dementia genes and clinically diagnosed AD within the ADSP. METHODS: We summarize the properties of known pathogenic variants within dementia genes, describe the co-segregation of variants annotated as "pathogenic" in ClinVar and new candidates observed in ADSP families, and test for associations between rare variants in dementia genes in the ADSP case-control study...
February 27, 2018: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Charles S Mayo, Jean M Moran, Walter Bosch, Ying Xiao, Todd McNutt, Richard Popple, Jeff Michalski, Mary Feng, Lawrence B Marks, Clifton D Fuller, Ellen Yorke, Jatinder Palta, Peter E Gabriel, Andrea Molineu, Martha M Matuszak, Elizabeth Covington, Kathryn Masi, Susan L Richardson, Timothy Ritter, Tomasz Morgas, Stella Flampouri, Lakshmi Santanam, Joseph A Moore, Thomas G Purdie, Robert C Miller, Coen Hurkmans, Judy Adams, Qing-Rong Jackie Wu, Colleen J Fox, Ramon Alfredo Siochi, Norman L Brown, Wilko Verbakel, Yves Archambault, Steven J Chmura, Andre L Dekker, Don G Eagle, Thomas J Fitzgerald, Theodore Hong, Rishabh Kapoor, Beth Lansing, Shruti Jolly, Mary E Napolitano, James Percy, Mark S Rose, Salim Siddiqui, Christof Schadt, William E Simon, William L Straube, Sara T St James, Kenneth Ulin, Sue S Yom, Torunn I Yock
A substantial barrier to the single- and multi-institutional aggregation of data to supporting clinical trials, practice quality improvement efforts, and development of big data analytics resource systems is the lack of standardized nomenclatures for expressing dosimetric data. To address this issue, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 263 was charged with providing nomenclature guidelines and values in radiation oncology for use in clinical trials, data-pooling initiatives, population-based studies, and routine clinical care by standardizing: (1) structure names across image processing and treatment planning system platforms; (2) nomenclature for dosimetric data (eg, dose-volume histogram [DVH]-based metrics); (3) templates for clinical trial groups and users of an initial subset of software platforms to facilitate adoption of the standards; (4) formalism for nomenclature schema, which can accommodate the addition of other structures defined in the future...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Joeky T Senders, Ivo S Muskens, David J Cote, Nicole H Goldhaber, Hassan Y Dawood, William B Gormley, Marike L D Broekman, Timothy R Smith
BACKGROUND: Despite improved perioperative management, the rate of postoperative morbidity and mortality after brain tumor resection remains considerably high. OBJECTIVE: To assess the rates, causes, timing, and predictors of major complication, extended length of stay (>10 d), reoperation, readmission, and death within 30 d after craniotomy for primary malignant brain tumors. METHODS: Patients were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry (2005-2015) and analyzed using multivariable logistic regression...
February 22, 2018: Neurosurgery
Pierre-Yves McLaughlin, Weidong Kong, Catherine de Metz, Timothy P Hanna, Michael Brundage, Padraig Warde, Eric Gutierrez, William J Mackillop
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The scope and effect of radiation oncology (RO) outreach activities within centralized radiotherapy (RT) systems is poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to describe the outreach activities of Ontario's regional cancer centres, and to explore the relationship between radiation oncology (RO) outreach clinics and rates of radiotherapy (RT) utilization at hospitals without RT on site (HWOS-RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ontario RO centres' outreach activities were identified by semi-structured interview...
February 22, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
John H Powers, Elizabeth D Bacci, M Lourdes Guerrero, Nancy Kline Leidy, Sonja Stringer, Katherine Kim, Matthew J Memoli, Alison Han, Mary P Fairchok, Wei-Ju Chen, John C Arnold, Patrick J Danaher, Tahaniyat Lalani, Michelande Ridoré, Timothy H Burgess, Eugene V Millar, Andrés Hernández, Patricia Rodríguez-Zulueta, Mary C Smolskis, Hilda Ortega-Gallegos, Sarah Pett, William Fischer, Daniel Gillor, Laura Moreno Macias, Anna DuVal, Richard Rothman, Andrea Dugas, Guillermo M Ruiz-Palacios
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of InFLUenza Patient-Reported Outcome (FLU-PRO©) scores for quantifying the presence and severity of influenza symptoms. METHODS: An observational prospective cohort study of adults (≥18 years) with influenza-like illness in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and South America was conducted. Participants completed the 37-item draft FLU-PRO daily for up to 14 days. Item-level and factor analyses were used to remove items and determine factor structure...
February 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Timothy Lee, Aaron J Weiss, Elbert E Williams, Fuad Kiblawi, Joanna Dong, Khanh H Nguyen
OBJECTIVES: Although the median sternotomy has been the traditional approach for congenital heart surgery, young patients and their families often find the midline scar to be cosmetically unappealing. At our center, a right transverse axillary incision has become the standard approach for many congenital cardiac lesions due to its safety, versatility, and unsurpassed aesthetic result. We present our experience with the axillary approach for a diverse array of congenital defects. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients receiving a right transverse axillary incision for congenital cardiac surgery between 2005-2016 was conducted...
February 21, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Jaya Chandrasekhar, Usman Baber, Samantha Sartori, Melissa Aquino, Annapoorna S Kini, Sunil Rao, William Weintraub, Timothy D Henry, Serdar Farhan, Birgit Vogel, Sabato Sorrentino, Zhen Ge, Samir Kapadia, Joseph B Muhlestein, Sandra Weiss, Craig Strauss, Catalin Toma, Anthony DeFranco, Mark B Effron, Stuart Keller, Brian A Baker, Stuart Pocock, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
BACKGROUND: Potent P2Y12 inhibitors might offer enhanced benefit against thrombotic events in complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We examined prasugrel use and outcomes according to PCI complexity, as well as analyzing treatment effects according to thienopyridine type. METHODS: PROMETHEUS was a multicentre observational study that compared clopidogrel vs prasugrel in acute coronary syndrome patients who underwent PCI (n = 19,914). Complex PCI was defined as PCI of the left main, bifurcation lesion, moderate-severely calcified lesion, or total stent length ≥ 30 mm...
March 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Nicolas Reina, William H Trousdale, Christopher G Salib, Loribeth Q Evertz, Lawrence J Berglund, Andre J van Wijnen, Timothy E Hewett, Charlotte E Berry, Daniel J Berry, Mark E Morrey, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, Matthew P Abdel
The current method of measuring arthrofibrosis in live rabbits is critically limited. Specifically, this method involves radioactive fluoroscopy, error-prone goniometric measurements, and static joint angle outcomes that fail to approximate the compliance of tissues surrounding the joint. This study aims to validate a novel method of capturing the compliance of contracted tissues surrounding the joint without the use of fluoroscopy or animal sacrifice. Surgically induced contractures of one-hundred and eight rabbits were measured using the current standard of contracture measurement (a pulley system) as well as a newly designed dynamic load cell (DLC) device...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Lingjun Zhang, Yan Li, Wen Qiu, Brent A Bell, Nina Dvorina, William M Baldwin, Nora Singer, Timothy Kern, Rachel R Caspi, David A Fox, Feng Lin
OBJECTIVE: CD6 is emerging as a new target for treating many pathological conditions in which T cells are integrally involved, but even the latest data from studies of CD6 gene engineered mice were still contradictory. To address this issue, we studied experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU), a model of autoimmune uveitis, in wild-type (WT) and CD6 knockout (KO) mice. METHODS: After EAU induction in WT and CD6 KO mice, we evaluated ocular inflammation and compared retinal antigen-specific T-cell responses using scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, histopathology, and T cell recall assays...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
Timothy James Kendall, Grace Elizabeth Dolman, Catherine Mary Duff, Emma Claire Paish, Abed Zaitoun, William Irving, Jonathan Andrew Fallowfield, Indra Neil Guha
AIMS: Needle biopsy remains essential for diagnosis in assessment of liver disease, although there remains associated risk. Examination is largely limited to subjective evaluation and biopsies are not exploited to provide personalised prognostic information. Elastin is a durable component of fibrotic matrix in chronic disease, conferring resistance to remodelling and potentially influencing tissue biomechanics linked to portal hypertension. We hypothesised that elastin content was predictive of clinical outcome and so could be quantified to increase the beneficial information yield from a liver biopsy...
February 21, 2018: Histopathology
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