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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134676/a-safety-and-immunogenicity-study-of-a-novel-subunit-plague-vaccine-in-cynomolgus-macaques
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Li Liu, Dong Wei, Zhe Qu, Li Sun, Yufa Miao, Yanwei Yang, Jinbiao Lu, Weixin Du, Bingxiang Wang, Bo Li
Plague has led to millions of deaths in history and outbreaks continue to the present day. The efficacy limitations and safety concerns of the existing killed whole cell and live-attenuated vaccines call for the development of new vaccines. In this study, we evaluated the immunogenicity and safety of a novel subunit plague vaccine, comprising native F1 antigen and recombinant V antigen. The cynomolgus macaques in low- and high-dose vaccine groups were vaccinated at weeks 0, 2, 4 and 6, at dose levels of 15 μg F1 + 15 μg rV and 30 μg F1 + 30 μg rV respectively...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134608/factors-that-may-account-for-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-with-a-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-vildagliptin-in-young-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Marc Evans, Plamen Kozlovski, Päivi M Paldánius, James E Foley, Vaishali Bhosekar, Carmen Serban, Angelo Avogaro
INTRODUCTION: In a meta-analysis, we observed a significant 37% relative risk reduction in prospectively adjudicated major adverse cardiac events [MACEs, comprising of non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, cardiovascular (CV) death] with vildagliptin vs. comparators in younger (< 65 years) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while the risk was similar in older patients (≥ 65 years). We carried out an exploratory analysis to identify the patient characteristics and on-treatment effects that may have contributed to the different outcomes in the two age groups...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124252/bone-loss-at-the-hip-and-subsequent-mortality-in-older-men-the-osteoporotic-fractures-in-men-mros-study
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Peggy M Cawthon, Sheena Patel, Susan K Ewing, Li-Yung Lui, Jane A Cauley, Jennifer G Lyons, Lisa Fredman, Deborah M Kado, Andrew R Hoffman, Nancy E Lane, Kristine E Ensrud, Steven R Cummings, Eric S Orwoll
Low bone mineral density (BMD) is associated with increased mortality risk, yet the impact of BMD loss on mortality is relatively unknown. We hypothesized that greater BMD loss is associated with increased mortality risk in older men. Change in femoral neck BMD was assessed in 4400 Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study participants with two to three repeat dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans over an average of 4.6 ± 0.4 (mean ± SD) years. Change in femoral neck BMD was estimated using mixed effects models; men were grouped into three categories of BMD change: maintenance (n = 1087; change ≥ 0 g/cm(2)); expected loss (n = 2768; change between 0 g/cm(2) and <1 SD below mean change [>-0...
August 2017: JBMR Plus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117643/advanced-electrocardiogram-ecg-analysis-in-the-amitriptyline-poisoned-pig-treated-with-activated-charcoal-hemoperfusion-cac-hp
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Tejs Jansen, Lotte C G Hoegberg, Thomas Eriksen, Christian Haarmark, Kim Dalhoff, Bo Belhage
Coated Activated Charcoal Hemoperfusion (CAC-HP) does not reduce the plasma concentration in amitriptyline (AT)-poisoned pigs. The aim of this non-blinded, randomised, controlled animal trial was to determine if CAC-HP reduces the pathological ECG changes caused by AT poisoning. Fourteen female Danish Land Race pigs (mean weight 27.7 kg, range 20-35 kg (CAC-HP) and 24.4 kg, range 18-30 kg (control group, CG), n=7 in each group were included. After randomisation, the pigs were anaesthetised and intravenously poisoned with AT...
November 8, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098491/pastoralists-vulnerability-to-trypanosomiasis-in-maasai-steppe
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Happiness J Nnko, Paul S Gwakisa, Anibariki Ngonyoka, Meshack Saigilu, Moses Ole-Neselle, William Kisoka, Calvin Sindato, Anna Estes
Trypanosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease of both livestock and humans. Although pastoral communities of the Maasai Steppe have been able to adapt to trypanosomiasis in the past, their traditional strategies are now constrained by changes in climate and land regimes that affect their ability to move with their herds and continually shape the communities' vulnerability to trypanosomiasis. Despite these constraints, information on communities' vulnerability and adaptive capacity to trypanosomiasis is limited...
November 2, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096630/trajectories-of-physical-function-prior-to-death-and-brain-neuropathology-in-a-community-based-cohort-the-act-study
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Andrea Z LaCroix, Rebecca A Hubbard, Shelly L Gray, Melissa L Anderson, Paul K Crane, Joshua A Sonnen, Oleg Zaslavsky, Eric B Larson
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms linking cognitive and physical functioning in older adults are unclear. We sought to determine whether brain pathological changes relate to the level or rate of physical performance decline. METHODS: This study analyzed data from 305 participants in the autopsy subcohort of the prospective Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study. Participants were aged 65+ and free of dementia at enrollment. Physical performance was measured at baseline and every two years using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)...
November 2, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095327/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-due-to-low-molecular-weight-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht, Ming Y Lim, Tanya N Turan
INTRODUCTION: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an immune-mediated complication of heparin exposure. A limited number of studies have reported cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) as the presenting thrombotic event induced by HIT, only one of which occurred with exposure to low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), with death as outcome. Here, we present a unique case of LMWH-induced HIT leading to CVST but resulting in good clinical outcome. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old woman received subcutaneous LMWH for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis while in rehabilitation following kyphoplasty for spinal fracture related to recent trauma...
November 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079685/early-weight-loss-in-parkinsonism-predicts-poor-outcomes-evidence-from-an-incident-cohort-study
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Kirsten Cumming, Angus D Macleod, Phyo K Myint, Carl E Counsell
OBJECTIVE: To compare weight change over time in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), those with atypical parkinsonism, and matched controls; to identify baseline factors that influence weight loss in parkinsonism; and to examine whether it predicts poor outcome. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Parkinsonism Incidence in North-East Scotland (PINE) study, an incident, population-based prospective cohort of parkinsonian patients and age- and sex-matched controls with annual follow-up...
October 27, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079568/comparative-risk-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-between-topical-and-oral-nonselective-nsaids-in-taiwanese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Tzu-Chieh Lin, Daniel H Solomon, Sara K Tedeschi, Kazuki Yoshida, Yea-Huei Kao Yang
BACKGROUND: Topical NSAIDs have less systemic absorption than oral NSAIDs. We examined the risk of cardiovascular events associated with nonselective topical NSAIDs versus oral NSAIDs among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Taiwan. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study that included patients with incident rheumatoid arthritis who were newly starting therapy with nonselective topical NSAIDs or oral NSAIDs. We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079381/bariatric-surgery-in-hiv-patients-experience-of-an-obesity-reference-center-in-france
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Guillaume Pourcher, Gilles Peytavin, Luminita Schneider, Sébastien Gallien, Gilles Force, Valérie Pourcher
BACKGROUND: Few data on bariatric surgery are available regarding obese human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients. SETTINGS: Antoine Beclere hospital, Clamart, Paris-sud University, France METHODS: Prospective observational follow-up study recruited HIV-infected patients who underwent bariatric surgery from 2009 to 2015. Baseline demographic characteristics, surgery characteristics, perioperative outcomes, changes in weight loss, HIV markers, antiretroviral drug plasma levels are described...
September 14, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067427/association-of-robotic-assisted-vs-laparoscopic-radical-nephrectomy-with-perioperative-outcomes-and-health-care-costs-2003-to-2015
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
In Gab Jeong, Yash S Khandwala, Jae Heon Kim, Deok Hyun Han, Shufeng Li, Ye Wang, Steven L Chang, Benjamin I Chung
Importance: Use of robotic surgery has increased in urological practice over the last decade. However, the use, outcomes, and costs of robotic nephrectomy are unknown. Objectives: To examine the trend in use of robotic-assisted operations for radical nephrectomy in the United States and to compare the perioperative outcomes and costs with laparoscopic radical nephrectomy. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study used the Premier Healthcare database to evaluate outcomes of patients who had undergone robotic-assisted or laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for renal mass at 416 US hospitals between January 2003 and September 2015...
October 24, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067081/budesonide-nebulization-in-the-treatment-of-neonatal-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Baoqiang Li, Shuzhen Han, Fuzhen Liu, Lijuan Kang, Chuanwei Xv
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of budesonide nebulization in the treatment of ventilator associated pneumonia of newborns and its safety. METHODS: Forty-five newborns who had ventilator associated pneumonia and were admitted into the Binzhou People's Hospital between May 2014 and May 2015 were selected and included as an observation group. Moreover, another forty-five newborns who had ventilator associated pneumonia but did not undergo budesonide treatment in 2014 were randomly selected and included as a control group...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064474/long-term-metabolic-risk-for-the-metabolically-healthy-overweight-obese-phenotype
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A E Espinosa De Ycaza, D Donegan, M D Jensen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The clinical relevance of the metabolically healthy overweight/obese (MHO) phenotype is controversial and the relationships between weight change and the development of cardiometabolic risk factors is unknown. Therefore, we aim to: (1) Assess the long-term risk of developing one or more components of the metabolic syndrome in MHO adults compared with metabolically healthy normal weight (MHNW); (2) Evaluate risk of a composite of death, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and risk of developing type 2 diabetes between adults defined according to baseline body mass index and metabolic health...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055477/pregnancy-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-portuguese-cohort-study
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Joana Jesus-Ribeiro, Inês Correia, Ana Inês Martins, Manuel Fonseca, Inês Marques, Sónia Batista, Carla Nunes, Carmo Macário, Maria Céu Almeida, Lívia Sousa
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been a controversial issue, without international standardized treatment recommendations. The goal of our study was to evaluate the clinical course of MS during pregnancy and the respective therapeutic options, obstetrical outcomes and breastfeeding data. METHODS: This was a retrospective study including women with a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS at least one year before pregnancy. Three periods were evaluated: one year prior to pregnancy, pregnancy and one year postpartum...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050885/does-attentional-dysfunction-and-thalamic-atrophy-predict-decline-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Rosie Watson, Sean J Colloby, Andrew M Blamire, Keith A Wesnes, Josh Wood, John T O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of DLB subjects who died within 1 year of assessment compared to those who survived and investigate their patterns of in vivo regional thalamic atrophy using structural MRI. METHODS: Seventy subjects (35 DLB, 35 aged controls) underwent 3 T T1-weighted MR scanning as well as clinical and cognitive assessments, including a computerised assessment of attention. All subjects were contacted after 12 months for reassessment...
October 9, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046007/-dietary-recommendations-in-metabolic-vascular-syndrome
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Katharina Lechner, Nicole Erickson, Benjamin Lechner, Florian Horn
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. Poor diet constitutes a key factor in the initiation and progression of cardiovascular disease and has become the leading risk factor for disability and death worldwide. Therefore, addressing suboptimal nutrition is of key prognostic relevance in primary and secondary prevention of metabolic vascular syndrome.Metabolic vascular syndrome is a multidimensional network of acquired cardiometabolic risk factors closely related to insulin resistance (IR) and concomitant hyperinsulinemia...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045972/-acetylsalicylic-acid-treatment-enhanced-immunomodulatory-function-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-gingiva
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R L Yang, T T Yu, Y H Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the role of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in immunomodulation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from gingiva (GMSCs), and to explore the role of ASA in enhancing the immumomodulation of GMSCs and the capacity of GMSCs to treat immune disorders and the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Flow cytometry analysis were used to analyze the role of ASA in the expression of stem cells surface markers CD146, CD105, CD90, CD34 and CD45 in GMSCs,and the GMSCs proliferation was analyzed by 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine (BrdU) staining and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044801/differential-physiological-responses-to-central-leptin-overexpression-in-male-and-female-rats
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Isabelle Côté, Sara M Green, Hale Z Toklu, Drake Morgan, Christy S Carter, Nihal Tümer, Philip J Scarpace
Brains of females are more sensitive to the acute catabolic actions of leptin. However, sex differences in the long-term physiological responses to central leptin receptor modulation are unknown. To this end, we centrally delivered a viral vector to overexpress leptin (Leptin), a neutral leptin receptor antagonist (Leptin-Antagonist), or a green fluorescence protein (Control). We examined chronic changes in body weight and composition in male and female rats. Females displayed greater and sustained responses to Leptin whereas males rapidly lost physiological effects and developed leptin resistance confirmed by lower acute leptin-mediated phosphorylation of STAT3 (P-STAT3)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042976/anti-obesity-effect-of-robusta-fermented-with-leuconostoc-mesenteroides-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
#19
Soo-Young Choi, Seung-Hyun Ryu, Jin-Il Park, Eui-Suk Jeong, Jong-Hyung Park, Seung-Hoon Ham, Hee-Yeon Jeon, Jun-Young Kim, Inn-Goo Kyeong, Dong-Goo Kim, Ji-Young Shin, Yang-Kyu Choi
Robusta beans cultivated with Monascus ruber (RMR) were successively fermented with Leuconostoc mesenteroides (LM) and the antiobesity effects were examined. To produce an obese mouse model to investigate the hypolipidemic effects, ICR mice were fed the same high-fat diet for 6 weeks. Treatment groups were given 10 or 20% RMR-LM. Body weight changes in the 20% RMR-LM group were lower compared with those in the control group. Visceral adipose tissue weight and adipose size were significantly lower in the 20% RMR-LM group compared with those in the control group...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040202/re-examination-of-a-battlefield-trauma-golden-hour-policy
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Jeffrey T Howard, Russ S Kotwal, Alexis R Santos, Matthew J Martin, Zsolt T Stockinger
BACKGROUND: Most combat casualties who die, do so in the prehospital setting. Efforts directed toward alleviating prehospital combat trauma death, known as killed in action (KIA) mortality, have the greatest opportunity for eliminating preventable death. METHODS: 4,542 military casualties injured in Afghanistan from September 11, 2001 to March 31, 2014 were included in this retrospective analysis to evaluate proposed explanations for observed KIA reduction following a mandate by Secretary of Defense Robert M...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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