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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105753/efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-senior-versus-younger-adults-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
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Li-Wen Huang, Wendi Bacon, Constance Cirrincione, Bercedis Peterson, Gwynn Long, David Rizzieri, Keith M Sullivan, Kelly Corbet, Mitchell Horwitz, Nelson Chao, Cristina Gasparetto, Sascha A Tuchman
We retrospectively studied 340 fit patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who underwent autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). We hypothesized that progression-free survival (PFS) of older patients was non-inferior to that of younger patients after ASCT. Our null hypothesis was that the PFS hazard ratio (HR) for a 5-year increase in age was ≥1.05; the alternative (non-inferiority) hypothesis was that the HR was ≤1. The observed HR was 0.94 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.86-1.03); since the CI upper bound was <1...
January 19, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074635/physician-step-prescription-and-monitoring-to-improve-arterial-health-smarter-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-type-2-diabetes-and-hypertension
#2
Kaberi Dasgupta, Ellen Rosenberg, Lawrence Joseph, Alexandra B Cooke, Luc Trudeau, Simon L Bacon, Deborah Chan, Mark Sherman, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, Stella S Daskalopoulou
AIMS: There are few strategies proven to enhance physical activity and cardiometabolic profiles in type 2 diabetes and hypertension. We examined the effects of physician-delivered step count prescriptions and monitoring. METHODS: Participants randomized to the active arm were provided with pedometers and recorded step counts. Over a 1-year period, their physicians reviewed their records and provided a written step count prescription at each clinic visit. The overall goal was a 3,000 step/day increase over 1-year (individualized rate of increase)...
January 11, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058956/neuromuscular-blockade-and-inspiratory-breath-hold-during-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-treatment-of-heart-base-tumors-in-four-dogs
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Krista L Kelsey, Lyndsay N Kubicek, Nicholas J Bacon, Terry Torres, Sheilah A Robertson
CASE DESCRIPTION 4 dogs were examined because of pleural effusion and ventricular tachycardia, coughing and supraventricular tachycardia, appendicular osteosarcoma, and syncopal episodes. CLINICAL FINDINGS In all 4 dogs, a heart base tumor was identified by means of thoracic CT. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME In all 4 dogs, the heart base tumors were treated by means of stereotactic body radiation therapy. Dogs were anesthetized, and neuromuscular blockade was achieved with atracurium or vecuronium. A circle rebreathing system with 15 m (50 feet) of anesthetic tubing coursing through the vault wall was used to connect the patient to the anesthesia machine, which was located in the control room...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048908/su-g-iep4-09-method-of-human-eye-aberration-measurement-using-plenoptic-camera-over-large-field-of-view
#4
Yang Lv, Ruixing Wang, Haotong Ma, Xuanzhe Zhang, Yu Ning, Xiaojun Xu
PURPOSE: The measurement based on Shack-Hartmann wave-front sensor(WFS), obtaining both the high and low order wave-front aberrations simultaneously and accurately, has been applied in the detection of human eyes aberration in recent years. However, Its application is limited by the small field of view (FOV), slight eye movement leads the optical bacon image exceeds the lenslet array which result in uncertain detection error. To overcome difficulties of precise eye location, the capacity of detecting eye wave-front aberration over FOV much larger than simply a single conjugate Hartmann WFS accurately and simultaneously is demanded...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043176/pilot-feasibility-study-of-heart2haart-a-smartphone-application-to-assist-with-adherence-among-substance-users-living-with-hiv
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Seth Himelhoch, Julie Kreyenbuhl, Jessica Palmer-Bacon, Michael Chu, Clayton Brown, Wendy Potts
BACKGROUND: Smartphones with programmable apps may offer innovative interactive interventions for improving adherence among people living with HIV with substance use problems. METHODS: This pilot randomized controlled trial sought to primarily determine the usability and feasibility of using a smartphone-based intervention called Heart2HAART as an adjunct to directly observed treatment with adherence counseling compared to directly observed treatment with adherence counseling alone among those with HIV and a history of substance use over a three-month time frame...
January 3, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033197/impact-of-panic-attacks-on-bronchoconstriction-and-subjective-distress-in-asthma-patients-with-and-without-panic-disorder
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Maxine Boudreau, Simon L Bacon, Nicola J Paine, André Cartier, Barbara Trutschnigg, Alexandre Morizio, Kim L Lavoie
OBJECTIVES: Panic disorder (PD) is common among asthmatics and is associated with worse asthma outcomes. This may occur due to psychophysiological factors or to cognitive/affective factors. This study evaluated the impact of panic attacks (PAs) on bronchoconstriction and subjective distress in asthmatics with and without PD. METHODS: A total of 25 asthmatics (15 with PD who had a PA [PD/PA], 10 without PD who didn't have a PA [noPD/noPA]) were recruited from an outpatient clinic...
December 28, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027668/social-determinants-of-health-and-retention-in-hiv-care-in-a-clinical-cohort-in-ontario-canada
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Beth Rachlis, Ann N Burchell, Sandra Gardner, Lucia Light, Janet Raboud, Tony Antoniou, Jean Bacon, Anita Benoit, Curtis Cooper, Claire Kendall, Mona Loutfy, Wendy Wobeser, Frank McGee, Anita Rachlis, Sean B Rourke
: Continuous HIV care supports antiretroviral therapy initiation and adherence, and prolongs survival. We investigated the association of social determinants of health (SDH) and subsequent retention in HIV care in a clinical cohort in Ontario, Canada. The Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study is a multi-site cohort of patients at 10 HIV clinics. Data were collected from medical charts, interviews, and via record linkage with the provincial public health laboratory for viral load tests...
December 27, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017995/effect-of-partial-substitution-of-nacl-by-kcl-on-physicochemical-properties-biogenic-amines-and-n-nitrosamines-during-ripening-and-storage-of-dry-cured-bacon
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Feng Li, Hong Zhuang, Weiwei Qiao, Jianhao Zhang, Yongli Wang
Effects of three salting treatments (Formulation II: 80 % NaCl + 20 % KCl; Formulation III: 60 % NaCl + 40 % KCl and Formulation IV: 40 % NaCl + 60 % KCl) on physicochemical properties, residual nitrite, N-nitrosamines and biogenic amines were compared with those of control bacons (Formulation I: 100 % NaCl) during processing and storage. Results showed that there were no significant differences among treatments for moisture, pH, and total volatile basic nitrogen (TVBN) content in dry-cured bacons during processing...
October 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009652/positive-and-negative-affect-is-related-to-experiencing-chest-pain-during-exercise-induced-myocardial-ischemia
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Philippe Stébenne, Simon L Bacon, Anthony Austin, Nicola J Paine, André Arsenault, Catherine Laurin, Bernard Meloche, Jennifer Gordon, Jocelyn Dupuis, Kim L Lavoie
OBJECTIVES: Silent myocardial ischemia is thought to be associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes due to a lack of perception of pain cues that initiate treatment seeking. Negative affect (NA) has been associated with increased pain reporting and positive affect (PA) with decreased pain reporting, but these psychological factors have not been examined within the context of myocardial ischemia. This study evaluated the associations between PA, NA, and chest pain reporting in patients with and without ischemia during exercise testing...
December 22, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993805/5th-ovarian-cancer-consensus-conference-of-the-gynecologic-cancer-intergroup-recurrent-disease
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M K Wilson, E Pujade-Lauraine, D Aoki, M R Mirza, D Lorusso, A M Oza, A du Bois, I Vergote, A Reuss, M Bacon, M Friedlander, D Rincon, F Joly, S-J Chang, A M Ferrero, R J Edmondson, P Wimberger, J Maenpaa, D Gaffney, R Zhang, A Okamoto, G Stuart, K Ochiai
This manuscript reports the consensus statements regarding recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), reached at the 5th Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference (OCCC), which was held in Tokyo, Japan, in November 2015. Three important questions were identified: (1) What are the subgroups for clinical trials in ROC? The historical definition of using platinum-free interval (PFI) to categorize patients as having platinum-sensitive/resistant disease was replaced by therapy-free interval (TFI). TFI can be broken down into TFIp (platinum-free interval), TFInp (non-platinum-free interval) and TFIb (biological agent-free interval)...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993794/5th-ovarian-cancer-consensus-conference-of-the-gynecologic-cancer-intergroup-gcig-clinical-trial-design-for-rare-ovarian-tumours
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A F Leary, M Quinn, K Fujiwara, R L Coleman, E Kohn, T Sugiyama, R Glasspool, I Ray-Coquard, N Colombo, M Bacon, A Zeimet, A Westermann, E Gomez-Garcia, D Provencher, S Welch, W Small, D Millan, A Okamoto, G Stuart, K Ochiai
This manuscript reports the consensus statements on designing clinical trials in rare ovarian tumours reached at the 5th Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference (OCCC) held in Tokyo, November 2015. Three important questions were identified concerning rare ovarian tumours (rare epithelial ovarian cancers (eOC), sex-cord stromal tumours (SCST) and germ cell tumours (GCT)): (1) What are the research and trial issues that are unique to rare ovarian tumours? There is a lack of randomised phase III data defining standards of care which makes it difficult to define control arms, but identifies unmet needs that merit investigation...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984556/a-population-based-study-of-care-at-the-end-of-life-among-people-with-hiv-in-ontario-from-2010-to-2013
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Claire E Kendall, Mathieu Chalifoux, Doug Manuel, Robert Reinhard, Gregory Robinson, Jean Bacon, Sean B Rourke, Ron Rosenes, Peter Tanuseputro
BACKGROUND: Aging and increasing comorbidity is changing the end-of-life experience of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the developed world. We quantified, at a population level, the receipt of health care services and associated costs across a comprehensive set of sectors among decedents with and without HIV. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population-level observational study of all decedents in Ontario and their receipt of health care services, captured through linked health administrative databases, between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958725/is-quorum-signaling-by-mycotoxins-a-new-risk-mitigating-strategy-for-bacterial-biocontrol-of-fusarium-verticillioides-and-other-endophytic-fungal-species
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Charles W Bacon, Dorothy M Hinton, Trevor R Mitchell
Bacterial endophytes are used as biocontrol organisms for plant pathogens such as the maize endophyte Fusarium verticillioides and its production of fumonisin mycotoxins. However, such applications are not always predictable and efficient. In this work, we hypothesize and review work that quorum sensing inhibitors are produced either by fungi or by pathogenic bacteria for competitive purposes, altering the efficiency of the biocontrol organisms. Recently, quorum sensing inhibitors have been isolated from several fungi, including Fusarium species, three of which are mycotoxins...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956810/hepatitis-e-virus-western-cape-south-africa
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Richie G Madden, Sebastian Wallace, Mark Sonderup, Stephen Korsman, Tawanda Chivese, Bronwyn Gavine, Aniefiok Edem, Roxy Govender, Nathan English, Christy Kaiyamo, Odelia Lutchman, Annemiek A van der Eijk, Suzan D Pas, Glynn W Webb, Joanne Palmer, Elizabeth Goddard, Sean Wasserman, Harry R Dalton, C Wendy Spearman
AIM: To conduct a prospective assessment of anti-hepatitis E virus (HEV) IgG seroprevalence in the Western Cape Province of South Africa in conjunction with evaluating risk factors for exposure. METHODS: Consenting participants attending clinics and wards of Groote Schuur, Red Cross Children's Hospital and their affiliated teaching hospitals in Cape Town, South Africa, were sampled. Healthy adults attending blood donor clinics were also recruited. Patients with known liver disease were excluded and all major ethnic/race groups were included to broadly represent local demographics...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936636/pt-mg-pt-ca-and-pt-zn-lantern-complexes-and-metal-only-donor-acceptor-interactions
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Frederick G Baddour, Ariel S Hyre, Jesse L Guillet, David Pascual, José Maria Lopez-de-Luzuriaga, Todd M Alam, Jeffrey W Bacon, Linda H Doerrer
Pt-based heterobimetallic lantern complexes of the form [PtM(SOCR)4(L)] have been shown previously to form intermolecular metallophilic interactions and engage in antiferromagnetic coupling between lanterns having M atoms with open shell configurations. In order to understand better the influence of the carboxylate bridge and terminal ligand on the electronic structure, as well as the metal-metal interactions within each lantern unit, a series of diamagnetic lantern complexes, [PtMg(SAc)4(OH2)] (1), [PtMg(tba)4(OH2)] (2), [PtCa(tba)4(OH2)] (3), [PtZn(tba)4(OH2)] (4), and a mononuclear control (Ph4P)2[Pt(SAc)4] (5) have been synthesized...
January 3, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935962/map3k19-is-overexpressed-in-copd-and-is-a-central-mediator-of-cigarette-smoke-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-and-lower-airway-destruction
#16
Stefen A Boehme, Karin Franz-Bacon, John Ludka, Danielle N DiTirro, Tai Wei Ly, Kevin B Bacon
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by persistent airflow limitation and lung inflammation resulting in a progressive decline in lung function whose principle cause is cigarette smoke. MAP3K19 is a novel kinase expressed predominantly by alveolar and interstitial macrophages and bronchial epithelial cells in the lung. We found that MAP3K19 mRNA was overexpressed in a limited sampling of lung tissue from COPD patients, and a closer examination found it to be overexpressed in bronchoalveolar macrophages from COPD patients, as well as the bronchial epithelium and inflammatory cells in the lamina propria...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932941/long-term-memory-for-noise-evidence-of-robust-encoding-of-very-short-temporal-acoustic-patterns
#17
Jayalakshmi Viswanathan, Florence Rémy, Nadège Bacon-Macé, Simon J Thorpe
Recent research has demonstrated that humans are able to implicitly encode and retain repeating patterns in meaningless auditory noise. Our study aimed at testing the robustness of long-term implicit recognition memory for these learned patterns. Participants performed a cyclic/non-cyclic discrimination task, during which they were presented with either 1-s cyclic noises (CNs) (the two halves of the noise were identical) or 1-s plain random noises (Ns). Among CNs and Ns presented once, target CNs were implicitly presented multiple times within a block, and implicit recognition of these target CNs was tested 4 weeks later using a similar cyclic/non-cyclic discrimination task...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930478/prospective-impact-of-psychiatric-disorders-on-employment-status-and-health-care-use-in-patients-investigated-for-occupational-asthma
#18
Kim L Lavoie, Helene Favreau, Nicola J Paine, Catherine Lemière, Maryann Joseph, Avril Gagnon-Chauvin, André Cartier, Simon L Bacon
OBJECTIVE: We previously reported high rates (34%) of psychiatric disorders (PSY) in patients evaluated for occupational asthma (OA). We determined the impact of PSY on employment status and health care use 12 to 18 months later. METHODS: One hundred ninety-six patients underwent clinical and psychiatric interviews on the day of their OA evaluation. Patients were re-contacted 12to 18 months later to assess employment status and health care use. RESULTS: Results indicated that patients with a PSY at baseline were less likely to be employed (adjusted odds ratio = 2...
December 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930446/prediction-of-overuse-injuries-in-professional-u18-u21-footballers-using-metrics-of-training-distance-and-intensity
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Christopher S Bacon, Alexis R Mauger
The most common injury in professional football is an overuse injury to the lower limb. A significant external risk factor of this injury is the mismanagement of training and match loads. The aim of the current study was to examine the predictability of overuse injuries in professional youth soccer players using volume and intensity variables derived from Global Positioning Systems (GPS). A total of 41 players (Age - 17.8 yrs±1.1 yrs) training and match loads were assessed. These external loads were measured over two competitive seasons for every training session and match for each individual...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923899/francis-bacon-s-comments-on-the-power-of-negative-observations-in-his-novum-organum-first-published-in-1620
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Iml Donaldson
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December 2016: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
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