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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549156/early-subjective-sensory-experiences-with-cigalike-e-cigarettes-among-african-american-menthol-smokers-a-qualitative-study
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Sabrina L Smiley, Teresa DeAtley, Leslie F Rubin, Emily Harvey, Elexis C Kierstead, Monica Webb Hooper, Raymond S Niaura, David B Abrams, Jennifer L Pearson
Introduction: Despite smoker interest in e-cigarettes as a harm reduction or cessation aid, many smokers prematurely discontinue vaping after trying a product. This study explored the role of early subjective sensory experience in vaping persistence and desistence. Methods: African American menthol cigarette smokers aged ≥18 years (n=15; M=54.1 years; SD=8.2), motivated to quit smoking, and interested in trying e-cigarettes were recruited in Washington, D.C. Participants were followed for three weeks and provided menthol cigalike e-cigarettes after week one...
May 26, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548651/foetal-haemoglobin-blood-transfusion-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-very-preterm-infants-a-pilot-prospective-cohort-study
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C J Stutchfield, A Jain, D Odd, C Williams, R Markham
PurposeTo identify if there is an association between foetal haemoglobin (HbF) concentration and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in very preterm infants.Patients and methodsProspective cohort study. Infants born <32 weeks' gestational age or <1501 g in two tertiary neonatal units between January 2012 and May 2013 (n=42) were enrolled. HbF and adult haemoglobin (HbA) concentrations were measured using high-pressure liquid chromatography from blood samples sent as part of routine neonatal care once routinely requested laboratory tests had been performed...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548188/-epidemiology-of-premature-deaths-in-chile-between-2001-and-2010
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Roberto Bächler, Gloria Icaza, Alex Soto, Loreto Núñez, Carolina Orellana, Rolando Monsalve, Marcela Riquelme
BACKGROUND: Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a parameter that allows to analyze premature deaths. AIM: To study the causes, differences by gender, geographic variations and the trend of premature deaths in the last decade in Chile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using death databases published by the Ministry of Health, YPLL were calculated for the decade 2001-2010, using the method proposed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548004/reduced-cellularity-of-bone-marrow-in-multiple-sclerosis-with-decreased-msc-expansion-potential-and-premature-ageing-in-vitro
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Juliana Redondo, Pamela Sarkar, Kevin Kemp, Paul F Virgo, Joya Pawade, Aimie Norton, David C Emery, Martin G Guttridge, David I Marks, Alastair Wilkins, Neil J Scolding, Claire M Rice
BACKGROUND: Autologous bone-marrow-derived cells are currently employed in clinical studies of cell-based therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS) although the bone marrow microenvironment and marrow-derived cells isolated from patients with MS have not been extensively characterised. OBJECTIVES: To examine the bone marrow microenvironment and assess the proliferative potential of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in progressive MS. METHODS: Comparative phenotypic analysis of bone marrow and marrow-derived MSCs isolated from patients with progressive MS and control subjects was undertaken...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547797/vitamin-d-receptor-agonists-regulate-ocular-developmental-angiogenesis-and-modulate-expression-of-dre-mir-21-and-vegf
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Stephanie L Merrigan, Breandán N Kennedy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pathological growth of ocular vasculature networks can underpin visual impairment in neovascular age-related macular degeneration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. Our aim was to uncover novel pharmacological regulators of ocular angiogenesis by phenotype-based screening in zebrafish. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A bioactive chemical library of 465 drugs was screened to identify small molecule inhibitors of ocular hyaloid vasculature (HV) angiogenesis in zebrafish larvae...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547375/the-effects-of-ozone-on-human-health
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Daniela Nuvolone, Davide Petri, Fabio Voller
Ozone is a highly reactive, oxidative gas associated with adverse health outcome, including mortality and morbidity. Data from monitoring sites worldwide show levels of ozone often exceeding EU legislation threshold and the more restrictive WHO guidelines for the protection of human health. Well-established evidence has been produced for short-term effects, especially on respiratory and cardiovascular systems, associated to ozone exposure. Less conclusive is the evidence for long-term effects, reporting suggestive associations with respiratory mortality, new-onset asthma in children and increased respiratory symptom effects in asthmatics...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547098/obstetrical-and-perinatal-morbidity-and-mortality-among-in-vitro-fertilization-pregnancies-a-population-based-study
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Hussein Sabban, Andrew Zakhari, Valerie Patenaude, Togas Tulandi, Haim A Abenhaim
PURPOSE: To compare patient characteristics and obstetrical/neonatal outcomes of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and spontaneously conceived pregnancies. METHODS: Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we conducted a retrospective cohort study from 2008 to 2011 comparing IVF conceptions to spontaneous ones. Patient characteristics were descriptively compared, and after adjusting for baseline characteristics with logistic regression, obstetrical/neonatal outcomes were also compared...
May 25, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546821/evaluation-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-platelet-ratio-for-diagnosis-of-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
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Gulsah Ilhan, Fatma Ferda Verit Atmaca, Esra Altan, Ali Galip Zebitay, Hamdullah Sozen, Hurkan Akyol, Meryem Kurek Eken
Objective: To evaluate whether systemic inflammatory markers (neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) to platelet ratio (RPR)) can be used as reliable markers for the diagnosis of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) and to determine if there is a relationship between these markers and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) levels. Materials and methods: Written and electronic medical records were reviewed using searches for diagnoses with the terms of 'premature ovarian failure', 'premature ovarian insufficiency'...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546788/dmd-transcripts-in-crl-2061-rhabdomyosarcoma-cells-show-high-levels-of-intron-retention-by-intron-specific-pcr-amplification
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Emma Tabe Eko Niba, Ryo Yamanaka, Abdul Qawee Mahyoob Rani, Hiroyuki Awano, Masaaki Matsumoto, Hisahide Nishio, Masafumi Matsuo
BACKGROUND: The DMD gene encoding dystrophin is mutated in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal progressive muscle wasting disease. DMD has also been shown to act as a tumor suppressor gene. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a mesodermal sarcoma that shares characteristics of skeletal muscle precursors. Products of the DMD gene in RMS have not yet been fully clarified. Here, DMD products were analyzed in CRL-2061 cells established from alveolar RMS. METHODS: The 14-kb long DMD cDNA was PCR amplified as 20 separated fragments, as were nine short intron regions...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546772/the-impact-of-socioeconomic-status-and-multimorbidity-on-mortality-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Nikoline Lund Jensen, Henrik Søndergaard Pedersen, Mogens Vestergaard, Stewart W Mercer, Charlotte Glümer, Anders Prior
OBJECTIVE: Multimorbidity (MM) is more prevalent among people of lower socioeconomic status (SES), and both MM and SES are associated with higher mortality rates. However, little is known about the relationship between SES, MM, and mortality. This study investigates the association between educational level and mortality, and to what extent MM modifies this association. METHODS: We followed 239,547 individuals invited to participate in the Danish National Health Survey 2010 (mean follow-up time: 3...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546087/region-specific-oligodendrocyte-transcription-factor-expression-in-a-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-injury
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Bethann M Affeldt, Andre Obenaus, Jonathan Chan, Andrea C Pardo
White matter injury (WMI) of prematurity is associated with a spectrum of neurological disorders ranging from mild cognitive and behavioral deficits to cerebral palsy. Translational studies have implicated impaired oligodendrocyte development after hypoxia as the primary cause of WMI, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. The goal of this study was to identify alterations in the expression of oligodendrocyte precursor cell transcription factors in a mouse model of transient mild global hypoxia...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545928/sitosterolemia-a-multifaceted-metabolic-disorder-with-important-clinical-consequences
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Eleftheria Tzavella, Eleftheria Hatzimichael, Christina Kostara, Eleni Bairaktari, Moses Elisaf, Vasilis Tsimihodimos
Sitosterolemia is a metabolic disorder characterized by increased intestinal absorption and tissue accumulation of phytosterols. Although sitosterolemia is considered a rare disease, its prevalence may be significantly higher than initially thought. Indeed, accumulating evidence suggests that patients with unexplained hematologic abnormalities or premature cardiovascular disease in the absence of classic risk factors may exhibit disordered phytosterol metabolism. In this review, we present a patient with sitosterolemia, describe the pathophysiology and the clinical picture of this disorder, and discuss the clinical value of phytosterol supplementation in patients with primary dyslipidemias...
April 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545834/the-relationship-of-the-subtypes-of-preterm-birth-with-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Anne M Lynch, Brandie D Wagner, Jennifer K Hodges, Tamara S Thevarajah, Emily A Mccourt, Ashlee M Cerda, Naresh Mandava, Ronald S Gibbs, Alan G Palestine
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an adverse outcome of preterm birth (PTB) and is a leading cause of childhood blindness. The relationship between the subtypes of PTB with ROP is understudied. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if there is a difference in the incidence of type 1 or type 2 ROP in infants with PTB resulting from spontaneous preterm labor (SPTL), a medical indication (MIPTB), or preterm-premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of 827 infants screened for ROP who delivered at a single tertiary care center in Colorado...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545282/-electrocardiogram-characteristics-of-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmia-originating-from-the-distal-great-cardiac-vein
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R L Zheng, D P Zhou, J X Lin, Y C Li, J Li, J Li, R P Yin, J F Lin
Objective: To explore the electrocardiographic characteristics of patients with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from different portions of distal great cardiac veins (DGCV). Methods: The study included 49 patients underwent successful RFCA of premature ventricular complex(PVCs)/ventricular tachycardia(VT) from different portions of the DGCV in our department from July 2009 to March 2016. The surface 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and intraventricular ablation mapping features were analyzed...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544539/intensive-care-unit-admissions-and-ventilation-support-in-infants-with-bronchiolitis
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Ed Oakley, Vi Chong, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Natalie Phillips, David Krieser, Stuart Dalziel, Andrew Davidson, Susan Donath, Kim Jachno, Mike South, Amanda Fry, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVES: To describe the rate of intensive care unit (ICU) admission, type of ventilation support provided and risk factors for ICU admission in infants with bronchiolitis. DESIGN: Retrospective review of hospital records and Australia and New Zealand Paediatric Intensive Care (ANZPIC) registry data for infants 2-12 months old admitted with bronchiolitis. SETTING: Seven Australian and New Zealand hospitals. These infants were prospectively identified through the comparative rehydration in bronchiolitis (CRIB) study between 2009 and 2011...
May 19, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544364/influenza-associated-delays-in-patient-throughput-and-premature-patient-departure-in-emergency-departments-in-new-south-wales-australia-a-time-series-analysis
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David J Muscatello, Kendall J Bein, Michael M Dinh
OBJECTIVES: Influenza outbreaks cause overcrowding in EDs. We aimed to quantify the impact of influenza on the National Emergency Access Targets and premature patient departure in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of 11 million presentations to 115 hospitals during 2010-2014, using routinely collected administrative records. A time series generalised additive regression model was used to assess the correlation between weekly influenza activity and the weekly proportion of patients leaving the ED in >4 h and the proportion that departed before commencing or completing treatment ('did not wait'), after controlling for background winter and holiday effects...
May 24, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544333/image-based-modeling-and-scoring-of-howell-jolly-bodies-in-human-erythrocytes
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Oguzhan Angay, Mike Friedrich, Jürgen Pinnecker, Henning Hintzsche, Helga Stopper, Klaus Hempel, Katrin G Heinze
The spleen selectively removes cells with intracellular inclusions, for example, detached nuclear fragments in circulating erythrocytes, called Howell-Jolly Bodies (HJBs). With absent or deficient splenic function HJBs appear in the peripheral blood and can be used as a simple and non-invasive risk-indicator for fulminant potentially life-threatening infection after spleenectomy. However, it is still under debate whether counting of the rare HJBs is a reliable measure of splenic function. Investigating HJBs in premature erythrocytes from patients during radioiodine therapy gives about 10 thousand times higher HJB counts than in blood smears...
May 24, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544321/assessment-of-mode-of-delivery-and-predictors-of-emergency-caesarean-section-among-women-living-with-hiv-in-a-matched-pair-setting-with-women-from-the-general-population-in-denmark-2002-2014
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M Ørbaek, K Thorsteinsson, M Helleberg, E Moseholm, T L Katzenstein, M Storgaard, I S Johansen, G Pedersen, N Weis, A-M Lebech
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess mode of delivery and predictors of emergency caesarean section (EmCS) in women living with HIV (WLWH) in a matched-pair setting with women from the general population (WGP) in Denmark. Further, we analysed birth plan in WLWH. METHODS: All WLWH giving birth to live-born children from 2002 to 2014 were included in the study. Data were retrieved from medical records and national registries. WLWH were matched 1:5 by age, birth year, parity and ethnicity to WGP...
May 24, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544226/short-term-rapamycin-treatment-increases-ovarian-lifespan-in%C3%A2-young-and-middle-aged-female-mice
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Xiaowei Dou, Yan Sun, Jiazhao Li, Jing Zhang, Dandan Hao, Wenwen Liu, Rui Wu, Feifei Kong, Xiaoxu Peng, Jing Li
Although age-related ovarian failure in female mammals cannot be reversed, recent strategies have focused on improving reproductive capacity with age, and rapamycin is one such intervention that has shown a potential for preserving the ovarian follicle pool and preventing premature ovarian failure. However, the application is limited because of its detrimental effects on follicular development and ovulation during long-term treatment. Herein, we shortened the rapamycin administration to 2 weeks and applied the protocol to both young (8 weeks) and middle-aged (8 months) mouse models...
May 22, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544065/music-therapy-and-musical-stimulation-in-the-context-of-prematurity-a-narrative-literature-review-from-2010-to-2015
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Ambra Palazzi, Camila Canani Nunes, Cesar Augusto Piccinini
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This narrative literature review aimed to examine empirical studies of MS and MT carried out with preterm infants and their parents published from 2010 to 2015. BACKGROUND: Prematurity constitutes a global health problem that can impact the development of the preterm infant and the well-being of the parents. Music-based interventions may benefit the infant, parents, and their relationship. In our review, we distinguished between musical stimulation (MS) and music therapy (MT), as we found no previous studies that had made this distinction...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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