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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340361/hdl-inhibits-saturated-fatty-acid-mediated-augmentation-of-innate-immune-responses-in-endothelial-cells-by-a-novel-pathway
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Wei-Yang Zhang, Daniel A Franco, Eric Schwartz, Karen D'Souza, Sheetal Karnick, Peter D Reaven
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Peripheral insulin resistance is associated with several metabolic abnormalities, including elevated serum fatty acids that contribute to vascular injury and atherogenesis. Our goals were to examine whether saturated fatty acids can modify innate immune responses to subclinical concentrations of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in endothelial cells, and to explore the underlying pathway and determine whether it is modified by high density lipoprotein (HDL) and other factors commonly altered in insulin resistance...
September 8, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339323/media-coverage-of-fda-drug-safety-communications-about-zolpidem-a-quantitative-and-qualitative-analysis
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Steve Woloshin, Lisa M Schwartz, Sara Dejene, Paula Rausch, Gerald J Dal Pan, Esther H Zhou, Aaron S Kesselheim
FDA issues Drug Safety Communications (DSCs) to alert health care professionals and the public about emerging safety information affecting prescription and over-the-counter drugs. News media may amplify DSCs, but it is unclear how DSC messaging is transmitted through the media. We conducted a content analysis of the lay media coverage reaching the broadest audience to characterize the amount and content of media coverage of two zolpidem DSCs from 2013. After the first DSC, zolpidem news stories increased from 19 stories/week in the preceding 3 months to 153 following its release...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334373/estimating-error-models-for-whole-genome-sequencing-using-mixtures-of-dirichlet-multinomial-distributions
#3
Steven H Wu, Rachel S Schwartz, David J Winter, Donald F Conrad, Reed A Cartwright
Motivation: Accurate identification of genotypes is an essential part of the analysis of genomic data, including in identification of sequence polymorphisms, linking mutations with disease, and determining mutation rates. Biological and technical processes that adversely affect genotyping include copy-numbervariation, paralogous sequences, library preparation, sequencing error, and reference-mapping biases, among others. Results: We modeled the read depth for all data as a mixture of Dirichlet-multinomial distributions, resulting in significant improvements over previously used models...
March 15, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333716/internal-aspiration-under-perfluorocarbon-liquid-for-the-management-of-large-macular-holes
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Oded Ohana, Adiel Barak, Shulamit Schwartz
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of pars plana vitrectomy with internal aspiration under perfluorocarbon liquid for large macular holes (MH). METHODS: Retrospective consecutive case series of patients with large (>400 µm) MH. All treated were with pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane peeling, internal fluid aspiration under perfluorocarbon liquid, and gas/oil tamponade. Outcomes included closure rate and visual acuity at 6 months. RESULTS: Twenty eyes of 20 patients were included...
January 11, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333295/drug-resistance-in-antiretroviral-naive-children-newly-diagnosed-with-hiv-1-in-manaus-amazonas
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Solange Dourado de Andrade, Meritxell Sabidó, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Amilcar Tanuri
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of drug resistance mutations (DRM), the prevalence of drug susceptibility [transmitted drug resistance (TDR)] and the prevalence of HIV-1 variants among treatment-naive HIV-infected children in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Methods: Children born to HIV-infected mothers and diagnosed with HIV in an HIV reference service centre and with available pol sequence between 2010 and 2015 prior to antiretroviral initiation were included...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332275/thyroid-dysfunction-in-patients-with-down-syndrome-results-from-a-multi-institutional-registry-study
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Jenifer Lavigne, Christianne Sharr, Ibrahim Elsharkawi, Al Ozonoff, Nicole Baumer, Campbell Brasington, Sheila Cannon, Blythe Crissman, Emily Davidson, Jose C Florez, Priya Kishnani, Angela Lombardo, Jordan Lyerly, Mary Ellen McDonough, Alison Schwartz, Kathryn Berrier, Susan Sparks, Kara Stock-Guild, Tomi L Toler, Kishore Vellody, Lauren Voelz, Brian G Skotko
The goals of this undertaking were to assess the outcomes of thyroid screening tests and adherence to thyroid screening guidelines across five Down syndrome (DS) specialty clinics in various states. Data related to thyroid screening were collected for 663 individuals across five clinics specializing in the comprehensive care of individuals with DS for a period of 1 year. Of the 663 participants, 47.7% of participants had a TSH and free T4 ordered at their DS specialty clinic visit. Approximately 19.0% (60/316) had a new thyroid disorder diagnosis made...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329274/trichinella-nativa-outbreak-with-rare-thrombotic-complications-associated-with-meat-from-a-black-bear-hunted-in-northern-ontario
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Daniel Dalcin, Dante S Zarlenga, Nicholas C Larter, Eric Hoberg, Daniel A Boucher, Samuel Merrifield, Rachel Lau, Filip Ralevski, Karamjit Cheema, Kevin L Schwartz, Andrea K Boggild
Background: Although trichinellosis is known to cause thrombotic disease, serious thrombotic events are rare and have not been previously associated with Trichinella nativa infection. Methods: Patient interviews and medical chart reviews were conducted on 10 men who became ill following consumption of a common source of black bear meat. Trichinella serology on patient sera as well as PCR and larval identification of the meat samples was conducted. Results: All 10 exposed individuals developed an acute illness clinically compatible with trichinellosis, characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, along with eosinophilia ranging from 0...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328347/prevention-of-hereditary-angioedema-attacks-with-a-subcutaneous-c1-inhibitor
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Hilary Longhurst, Marco Cicardi, Timothy Craig, Konrad Bork, Clive Grattan, James Baker, Huamin H Li, Avner Reshef, James Bonner, Jonathan A Bernstein, John Anderson, William R Lumry, Henriette Farkas, Constance H Katelaris, Gordon L Sussman, Joshua Jacobs, Marc Riedl, Michael E Manning, Jacques Hebert, Paul K Keith, Shmuel Kivity, Sergio Neri, Donald S Levy, Maria L Baeza, Robert Nathan, Lawrence B Schwartz, Teresa Caballero, William Yang, Ioana Crisan, María D Hernandez, Iftikhar Hussain, Michael Tarzi, Bruce Ritchie, Pavlina Králíčková, Mar Guilarte, Syed M Rehman, Aleena Banerji, Richard G Gower, Debra Bensen-Kennedy, Jonathan Edelman, Henrike Feuersenger, John-Philip Lawo, Thomas Machnig, Dipti Pawaskar, Ingo Pragst, Bruce L Zuraw
Background Hereditary angioedema is a disabling, potentially fatal condition caused by deficiency (type I) or dysfunction (type II) of the C1 inhibitor protein. In a phase 2 trial, the use of CSL830, a nanofiltered C1 inhibitor preparation that is suitable for subcutaneous injection, resulted in functional levels of C1 inhibitor activity that would be expected to provide effective prophylaxis of attacks. Methods We conducted an international, prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging, phase 3 trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of self-administered subcutaneous CSL830 in patients with type I or type II hereditary angioedema who had had four or more attacks in a consecutive 2-month period within 3 months before screening...
March 23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327912/long-term-neurological-outcome-and-quality-of-life-after-world-federation-of-neurosurgical-societies-grades-iv-and-v-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-an-interdisciplinary-treatment-concept
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Christoph Schwartz, Thomas Pfefferkorn, Caroline Ebrahimi, Caroline Ottomeyer, Gunther Fesl, Andreas Bender, Andreas Straube, Hans-Walter Pfister, Suzette Heck, Jörg-Christian Tonn, Christian Schichor
BACKGROUND: Detailed data on long-term functional outcome of patients with World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) grades IV and V aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages (aSAH) are still scarce. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of long-term outcome of WFNS IV and V aSAH patients. METHODS: Functional outcome and quality of life were assessed by the modified Rankin scale (mRS) and the 36-item short-form health survey in consecutively treated aSAH WFNS IV and V patients between 2005 and 2010...
February 2, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324030/early-prenatal-phthalate-exposure-sex-steroid-hormones-and-newborn-birth-outcomes
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Sheela Sathyanarayana, Samantha Butts, Christina Wang, Emily Barrett, Ruby Nguyen, Stephen M Schwartz, Wren Haaland, Shanna H Swan
Background: Adequate sex steroid hormone concentrations are essential for normal fetal genital development in early pregnancy. Our previous study demonstrated an inverse relationship between third trimester di-ethyl hexyl (DEHP) phthalate exposure and total testosterone (TT) concentrations. Here, we examine early pregnancy phthalates, sex steroid hormone concentrations, and newborn reproductive outcomes. Methods: We examined associations between urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations in early pregnancy and serum free testosterone (FT), TT, estrone (E1), and estradiol (E2) in 591 woman/infant dyads in The Infant Development and Environment Study; we also examined relationships between hormones and newborn genital outcomes using multiple regression models with covariate adjustment...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323284/altered-peripheral-immune-profiles-in-treatment-resistant-depression-response-to-ketamine-and-prediction-of-treatment-outcome
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D D Kiraly, S R Horn, N T Van Dam, S Costi, J Schwartz, S Kim-Schulze, M Patel, G E Hodes, S J Russo, M Merad, D V Iosifescu, D S Charney, J W Murrough
A subset of patients with depression have elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines, and some studies demonstrate interaction between inflammatory factors and treatment outcome. However, most studies focus on only a narrow subset of factors in a patient sample. In the current study, we analyzed broad immune profiles in blood from patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) at baseline and following treatment with the glutamate modulator ketamine. Serum was analyzed from 26 healthy control and 33 actively depressed TRD patients free of antidepressant medication, and matched for age, sex and body mass index...
March 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323275/risk-for-incomplete-resection-after-macroscopic-radical-endoscopic-resection-of-t1-colorectal-cancer-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Y Backes, W H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, J van Bergeijk, F Ter Borg, M P Schwartz, B W M Spanier, J M J Geesing, K Kessels, M Kerkhof, J N Groen, F H J Wolfhagen, T C J Seerden, N van Lelyveld, G J A Offerhaus, P D Siersema, M M Lacle, L M G Moons
OBJECTIVES: The decision to perform secondary surgery after endoscopic resection of T1 colorectal cancer (CRC) depends on the risk of lymph node metastasis and the risk of incomplete resection. We aimed to examine the incidence and risk factors for incomplete endoscopic resection of T1 CRC after a macroscopic radical endoscopic resection. METHODS: Data from patients treated between 2000 and 2014 with macroscopic complete endoscopic resection of T1 CRC were collected from 13 hospitals...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322180/operative-landscape-at-canadian-neurosurgery-residency-programs
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Michael K Tso, Ayoub Dakson, Syed Uzair Ahmed, Mark Bigder, Cameron Elliott, Daipayan Guha, Christian Iorio-Morin, Michelle Kameda-Smith, Pascal Lavergne, Serge Makarenko, Michael S Taccone, Bill Wang, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, Tejas Sankar, Sean D Christie
Background Currently, the literature lacks reliable data regarding operative case volumes at Canadian neurosurgery residency programs. Our objective was to provide a snapshot of the operative landscape in Canadian neurosurgical training using the trainee-led Canadian Neurosurgery Research Collaborative. METHODS: Anonymized administrative operative data were gathered from each neurosurgery residency program from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014. Procedures were broadly classified into cranial, spine, peripheral nerve, and miscellaneous procedures...
March 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321857/academic-apartheid-and-the-poverty-of-theory-the-impact-of-scholarly-segregation-on-the-development-of-sociology-in-the-united-states
#14
Michael Schwartz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321838/porphyria-cutanea-tarda-an-intriguing-genetic-disease-and-marker
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Nancy S Handler, Marc Z Handler, Matthew P Stephany, Glenn A Handler, Robert A Schwartz
Porphyrias are a group of intriguing genetic diseases of the heme pathway, of which porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is the most common. Resulting from a defect in enzymes in the porphyria pathway, PCT has been linked to several conditions. Recent studies have demonstrated a change in thinking regarding the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and development of PCT. The exacerbation of PCT with contraction of HIV is now believed to result from coinfection from the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Blistering of sun-exposed skin, a classic presenting sign of PCT, is not exclusive to the condition...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320715/experimental-models-of-short-courses-of-liposomal-amphotericin-b-for-induction-therapy-for-cryptococcal-meningitis
#16
Jodi Lestner, Laura McEntee, Adam Johnson, Joanne Livermore, Sarah Whalley, Julie Schwartz, John R Perfect, Thomas Harrison, William Hope
Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis is a rapidly lethal infection in immunocompromised patients. Induction regimens are usually administered for 2-weeks. The shortest effective period of induction therapy with liposomal amphotericin B (LAmB) is unknown. The pharmacodynamics of LAmB were studied in murine and rabbit models of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. The concentrations of LAmB in plasma and brain of mice were measured using HPLC. Histopathological changes were determined. The penetration of LAmB into the brain was determined by immunohistochemistry using an antibody directed to amphotericin B...
March 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320241/implementation-of-a-universal-cervical-length-screening-program-identifying-factors-associated-with-decline-rates
#17
Jeny Ghartey, Neda Ghaffari, Lisa D Levine, Nadav Schwartz, Celeste P Durnwald
PURPOSE: Cervical length (CL) measurement is now accepted as a screening strategy for identifying women at risk for preterm birth (PTB). However, patient acceptability may limit its implementation. Our objective was to identify characteristics associated with women who decline this screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of women offered UCL screening from January 2012-June 2012. Women with a singleton gestation 18 0/7-23 6/7 weeks at the time of anatomy scan were included...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319238/behavioral-and-neural-constraints-on-hierarchical-representations
#18
Odelia Schwartz, Luis Gonzalo Sanchez Giraldo
Central to behavior and cognition is the way that sensory stimuli are represented in neural systems. The distributions over such stimuli enjoy rich structure; however, how the brain captures and exploits these regularities is unclear. Here, we consider different sources of perhaps the most prevalent form of structure, namely hierarchies, in one of its most prevalent cases, namely the representation of images. We review experimental approaches across a range of subfields, spanning inference, memory recall, and visual adaptation, to investigate how these constrain hierarchical representations...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318666/cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-100years-later-jonnesco-would-have-never-believed-it
#19
Peter J Schwartz, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Luigi Pugliese
One hundred years have elapsed since Thomas Jonnesco performed the first left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD) in a patient with unmanageable angina pectoris and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, and the progress in the field has surpassed imagination. Here we will review the historic basis of cardiac sympathectomy for the management of life-threatening arrhythmias and will then discuss the often forgotten critical experimental studies that provided the rationale for the amazing growth of its role in clinical management...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317724/a-metabolomic-evaluation-of-the-phytochemical-composition-of-tomato-juices-being-used-in-human-clinical-trials
#20
Morgan J Cichon, Ken M Riedl, Steven J Schwartz
Juices from the traditional red tomato and a unique tangerine tomato variety are being investigated as health promoting foods in human clinical trials. However, it is unknown how the tangerine and red tomato juices differ in biologically relevant phytochemicals beyond carotenoids. Here liquid-chromatography high-resolution mass spectrometry metabolomics was used to evaluate broadly the similarities and differences in carotenoids and other phytochemicals between red and tangerine tomato juices intended for clinical interventions...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
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