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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230456/off-label-prescribing-for-children-with-migraines-in-u-s-ambulatory-care-settings
#1
L Leanne Lai, Leroy Koh, Jane Ai-Chen Ho, Alexander Ting, Augustine Obi
BACKGROUND: Migraines, Which Affect About 10% Of School-Age Children In The United States, Can Significantly Impair Quality Of Life. Despite Potential Disability, Many Children Do Not Receive Treatment Or Prophylaxis, Since Medications Specifically Approved For Children Are Significantly Less Than For Adults. There Is Also Controversy Surrounding The Apparent Widespread Practice Of Prescribing Off-Label Medications For Children With Migraines. However, Little Research Has Been Done To Identify Physician-Prescribing Patterns Of Migraine Medication For Children...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228203/a-nationwide-analysis-of-kidney-autotransplantation
#2
Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, Mark H Hanna, Reza Fazlalizadeh, Yoshitsugu Obi, Clarence E Foster, Michael J Stamos, Hirohito Ichii
There are limited data regarding outcomes of patients underwent kidney autotransplantation. This study aims to investigate outcomes of such patients. The nationwide inpatient sample database was used to identify patients underwent kidney autotransplantation during 2002 to 2012. Multivariate analyses using logistic regression were performed to investigate morbidity predictors. A total of 817 patients underwent kidney autotransplantation from 2002 to 2012. The most common indication of surgery was renal artery pathology (22...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216353/left-subclavian-artery-revascularization-in-zone-2-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-is-associated-with-lower-stroke-risk-across-all-aortic-diseases
#3
Rhiannon J Bradshaw, S Sadie Ahanchi, Obie Powell, Sebastian Larion, Colin Brandt, Michael C Soult, Jean M Panneton
BACKGROUND: The best management strategy for the left subclavian artery (LSA) in pathologic processes of the aorta requiring zone 2 thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) remains controversial. We compared LSA coverage with or without revascularization as well as the different means of LSA revascularization. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients with any aortic diseases who underwent zone 2 TEVAR deployment from 2007 to 2014. Primary end points included 30-day stroke and 30-day spinal cord injury (SCI)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208185/evaluation-of-progressive-visual-dysfunction-and-retinal-degeneration-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Maria Satue, Maria J Rodrigo, Javier Obis, Elisa Vilades, Hector Gracia, Sofia Otin, Maria I Fuertes, Raquel Alarcia, Jose A Crespo, Vicente Polo, Jose M Larrosa, Luis E Pablo, Elena Garcia-Martin
Purpose: To quantify changes in visual function parameters and in the retinal nerve fiber layer and macular thickness over a 5-year period in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods: Thirty patients with PD and 30 healthy subjects underwent a complete ophthalmic evaluation, including assessment of visual acuity, contrast sensitivity vision, color vision, and retinal evaluation with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). All subjects were reevaluated after 5 years to quantify changes in visual function parameters, the retinal nerve fiber layer, and macular thickness...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201764/seasonal-variations-in-transition-mortality-and-kidney-transplantation-among-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-in-the-usa
#5
Yoshitsugu Obi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Elani Streja, Connie M Rhee, Uttam G Reddy, Melissa Soohoo, Yaping Wang, Vanessa Ravel, Amy S You, Jennie Jing, John J Sim, Danh V Nguyen, Daniel L Gillen, Rajiv Saran, Bruce Robinson, Csaba P Kovesdy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201698/transition-of-care-from-pre-dialysis-prelude-to-renal-replacement-therapy-the-blueprints-of-emerging-research-in-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
#6
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy, Elani Streja, Connie M Rhee, Melissa Soohoo, Joline L T Chen, Miklos Z Molnar, Yoshitsugu Obi, Daniel Gillen, Danh V Nguyen, Keith C Norris, John J Sim, Steve S Jacobsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191016/incidence-and-molecular-characterization-of-hepatitis-e-virus-from-swine-in-eastern-cape-south-africa
#7
Olusesan Adeyemi Adelabu, Benson Chuks Iweriebor, U U Nwodo, Larry Chikwelu Obi, Anthony Ifeanyi Okoh
Hepatitis E virus-mediated infection is a serious public health concern in economically developing nations of the world. Globally, four major genotypes of HEV have been documented. Hepatitis E has been suggested to be zoonotic owing to the increase of evidence through various studies. Thus far, this paper reports on prevalence of hepatitis E virus among swine herd in selected communal and commercial farms in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. A total of 160 faecal samples were collected from swine herds in Amathole and Chris Hani District Municipalities of Eastern Cape Province for the presence of HEV...
2017: Advances in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190808/quantification-of-triacylglycerol-molecular-species-in-edible-fats-and-oils-by-gas-chromatographyflame-ionization-detector-using-correction-factors
#8
Kazuaki Yoshinaga, Junji Obi, Toshiharu Nagai, Hiroyuki Iioka, Akihiko Yoshida, Fumiaki Beppu, Naohiro Gotoh
In the present study, the resolution parameters and correction factors (CFs) of triacylglycerol (TAG) standards were estimated by gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) to achieve the precise quantification of the TAG composition in edible fats and oils. Forty seven TAG standards comprising capric acid, lauric acid, myristic acid, pentadecanoic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, and/or linolenic acid were analyzed, and the CFs of these TAGs were obtained against tripentadecanoyl glycerol as the internal standard...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186572/longitudinal-trends-in-serum-ferritin-levels-and-associated-factors-in-a-national-incident-hemodialysis-cohort
#9
Taehee Kim, Connie M Rhee, Elani Streja, Yoshitsugu Obi, Steven M Brunelli, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165084/unbinding-of-fluorinated-oxime-drug-from-the-ache-gorge-in-polarizable-water-a-well-tempered-metadynamics-study
#10
Arup Kumar Pathak, Tusar Bandyopadhyay
Despite the fact that fluorination makes a drug more lipophilic, the molecular level understanding of protein-fluorinated drug interactions is very poor. Due to their enhanced ability to penetrate the blood brain barrier, they are suitable for reactivation of organophosphorus inactivated acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the central nervous system. We systematically studied the unbinding of fluorinated obidoxime (FOBI) and non-fluorinated obidoxime (OBI) from the active site gorge of the serine hydrolase AChE in mean field polarizable water by employing all atom molecular dynamics simulations...
February 6, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164313/the-characteristics-of-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-surface-antigen-hbsag-negative-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-virus-hbv-infection-in-chinese-blood-donors-a-follow-up-study-of-donors-tested-negative-for-hbsag-and-reactive-for-simultaneous-nucleic-acid-testing-of-hbv-hepatitis%C3%A2-c-virus-and
#11
Zhaofu Guo, Ping Fu, Yijin Yin, Funeng Wang, Yiqing Yin, Jingxing Wang, Yu Liu
BACKGROUND: The real infection status of hepatitis B virus (HBV) of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative yet nucleic acid test (NAT)-positive blood donors is difficult to clarify. Detailed follow-up study is needed for analyzing the infectivity of these blood donors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Blood donors who screened negative for HBsAg and reactive for simultaneous NAT of HBV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were included in a follow-up epidemiologic questionnaire survey and contributed follow-up samples for further testing...
February 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139665/vitamin-d-receptor-activator-use-and-cause-specific-death-among-dialysis-patients-a-nationwide-cohort-study-using-coarsened-exact-matching
#12
Yoshitsugu Obi, Takayuki Hamano, Atsushi Wada, Yoshiharu Tsubakihara
Vitamin D receptor activators (VDRA) may exert pleiotropic effects on cardiovascular disease, malignancy, and infections among dialysis patients, but recent studies have mainly focused on cardiovascular outcomes. Among 8,675 patients who started dialysis in 2007 and who survived until January 1, 2010, listed in the Renal Data Registry of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy, 5,365 VDRA users were matched to 3,203 non-users based on clinically relevant variables at the end of 2009 using the coarsened exact matching procedure...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138153/civic-is-a-community-knowledgebase-for-expert-crowdsourcing-the-clinical-interpretation-of-variants-in-cancer
#13
Malachi Griffith, Nicholas C Spies, Kilannin Krysiak, Joshua F McMichael, Adam C Coffman, Arpad M Danos, Benjamin J Ainscough, Cody A Ramirez, Damian T Rieke, Lynzey Kujan, Erica K Barnell, Alex H Wagner, Zachary L Skidmore, Amber Wollam, Connor J Liu, Martin R Jones, Rachel L Bilski, Robert Lesurf, Yan-Yang Feng, Nakul M Shah, Melika Bonakdar, Lee Trani, Matthew Matlock, Avinash Ramu, Katie M Campbell, Gregory C Spies, Aaron P Graubert, Karthik Gangavarapu, James M Eldred, David E Larson, Jason R Walker, Benjamin M Good, Chunlei Wu, Andrew I Su, Rodrigo Dienstmann, Adam A Margolin, David Tamborero, Nuria Lopez-Bigas, Steven J M Jones, Ron Bose, David H Spencer, Lukas D Wartman, Richard K Wilson, Elaine R Mardis, Obi L Griffith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132695/barriers-and-facilitators-to-successful-transition-from-long-term-residential-substance-abuse-treatment
#14
Jennifer I Manuel, Yeqing Yuan, Daniel B Herman, Dace S Svikis, Obie Nichols, Erin Palmer, Sherry Deren
Although residential substance abuse treatment has been shown to improve substance use and other outcomes, relapse is common. This qualitative study explores factors that hinder and help individuals during the transition from long-term residential substance abuse treatment to the community. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 individuals from residential substance abuse treatment. Based on the socio-ecological model, barriers and facilitators to transition were identified across five levels: individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and policy...
March 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115095/preparation-and-characterization-of-regenerated-cellulose-films-using-borassus-fruit-fibers-and-an-ionic-liquid
#15
K Obi Reddy, C Uma Maheswari, M S Dhlamini, B M Mothudi, Jinming Zhang, Jun Zhang, Rajini Nagarajan, A Varada Rajulu
In this study, we successfully extracted cellulose from borassus fruit fibers by chemical process. The extracted cellulose was dissolved in an ionic liquid 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (AmimCl). Using this solution, regenerated cellulose films were prepared with water as the non solvent. The raw fruit fibers and extracted cellulose were characterized by chemical analysis. The results indicated that the content of the components other than cellulose was significantly decreased during the cellulose extraction process...
March 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106125/baba-dependent-binding-of-helicobacter-pylori-to-human-gastric-mucins-cause-aggregation-that-inhibits-proliferation-and-is-regulated-via-arss
#16
Emma C Skoog, Médea Padra, Anna Åberg, Pär Gideonsson, Ikenna Obi, Macarena P Quintana-Hayashi, Anna Arnqvist, Sara K Lindén
Mucins in the gastric mucus layer carry a range of glycan structures, which vary between individuals, can have antimicrobial effect or act as ligands for Helicobacter pylori. Mucins from various individuals and disease states modulate H. pylori proliferation and adhesin gene expression differently. Here we investigate the relationship between adhesin mediated binding, aggregation, proliferation and adhesin gene expression using human gastric mucins and synthetic adhesin ligand conjugates. By combining measurements of optical density, bacterial metabolic activity and live/dead stains, we could distinguish bacterial aggregation from viability changes, enabling elucidation of mechanisms behind the anti-prolific effects that mucins can have...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095996/antenatal-predictors-of-outcome-in-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-cdh
#17
REVIEW
Titilayo Oluyomi-Obi, Verena Kuret, Pramod Puligandla, Abhay Lodha, Helen Lee-Robertson, Kovid Lee, David Somerset, Joann Johnson, Greg Ryan
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypoplasia is the main cause of mortality in isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and its prediction is paramount when counseling parents. We sought to identify antenatal parameters that predicted neonatal mortality in CDH. METHOD: Search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science on the ability of lung-to-head ratio (LHR), observed-to-expected LHR (o/e LHR), total fetal lung volume (TFLV), o/e TFLV, percentage predicted lung volume (PPLV) and degree of liver herniation to predict neonatal morbidity and mortality in fetuses with CDH...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090764/incremental-and-infrequent-hemodialysis-a-new-paradigm-for-both-dialysis-initiation-and-conservative-management
#18
Connie M Rhee, Mehrdad Ghahremani-Ghajar, Yoshitsugu Obi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Registry or national dialysis data show that a sizeable proportion of contemporary dialysis patients have substantial levels of residual kidney function especially upon transitioning to dialysis therapy. However, among incident hemodialysis patients, the prevailing paradigm has been to initiate "full-dose" thrice-weekly treatment schedules irrespective of native kidney function in most developed countries. Recognizing the benefits of residual kidney function upon the health and survival of dialysis patients, there has been growing interest in incremental hemodialysis, in which dialysis frequency and dose are tailored according to the degree of patients' residual kidney function...
January 13, 2017: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070599/organophosphate-neurotoxicity-to-the-voluntary-motor-system-on-the-trail-of-environment-caused-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-the-known-the-misknown-and-the-unknown
#19
Samantha J Merwin, Teresa Obis, Yanelli Nunez, Diane B Re
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common adult-onset paralytic disorder. It is characterized by progressive degeneration of the motor neurons controlling voluntary movement. The underlying mechanisms remain elusive, a fact that has precluded development of effective treatments. ALS presents as a sporadic condition 90-95% of the time, i.e., without familial history or obvious genetic mutation. This suggests that ALS has a strong environmental component. Organophosphates (OPs) are prime candidate neurotoxicants in the etiology of ALS, as exposure to OPs was linked to higher ALS incidence among farmers, soccer players, and Gulf War veterans...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064239/recurrent-somatic-mutations-affecting-b-cell-receptor-signaling-pathway-genes-in-follicular-lymphoma
#20
Kilannin Krysiak, Felicia Gomez, Brian S White, Matthew Matlock, Christopher A Miller, Lee Trani, Catrina C Fronick, Robert S Fulton, Friederike Kreisel, Amanda F Cashen, Kenneth R Carson, Melissa M Berrien-Elliott, Nancy L Bartlett, Malachi Griffith, Obi L Griffith, Todd A Fehniger
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common form of indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, yet it remains only partially characterized at the genomic level. To improve our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of this incurable and clinically heterogeneous disease, whole-exome sequencing was performed on tumor/normal pairs from a discovery cohort of 24 patients with FL. Using these data and mutations identified in other B-cell malignancies, 1716 genes were sequenced in 113 FL tumor samples from 105 primarily treatment-naive individuals...
January 26, 2017: Blood
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