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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069985/neural-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-neurological-symptoms-and-histories-of-chemical-mold-exposures
#1
Mohamed Bahie Abou-Donia, Allan Lieberman, Luke Curtis
A number of studies have linked exposures to industrial and household chemicals and biological toxins to increased risk of autoimmunity in general and elevated levels of autoantibodies to neural antigens specifically. Elevated neural autoantibodies are biomarkers for many diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Our study reports levels of six types of neural autoantibodies in a group of 24 toxicant-exposed patients. The patients were exposed to a variety of toxicants including contaminated drinking water (four patients), building water/mold damage (eight patients), pesticides (four patients), and other assorted toxic chemicals (eight patients)...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022144/a-qualitative-evaluation-of-engagement-and-attrition-in-a-nurse-home-visiting-program-from-the-participant-and-provider-perspective
#2
Lana O Beasley, Leigh E Ridings, Tyler J Smith, Jennifer D Shields, Jane F Silovsky, William Beasley, David Bard
Beginning parenting programs in the prenatal and early postnatal periods have a large potential for impact on later child and maternal outcomes. Home-based parenting programs, such as the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), have been established to help address this need. Program reach and impact is dependent on successful engagement of expecting mothers with significant risks; however, NFP attrition rates remain high. The current study qualitatively examined engagement and attrition from the perspectives of NFP nurses and mothers in order to identify mechanisms that enhance service engagement...
October 11, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966142/comparative-proteomic-analysis-between-two-haemocyte-subpopulations-in-shrimp-fenneropenaeus-chinensis
#3
Lei Zhu, Yanhong Chang, Jing Xing, Xiaoqian Tang, Xiuzhen Sheng, Wenbin Zhan
In our previous work, granulocytes and hyalinocytes were successfully separated by immunomagnetic bead (IMB) method using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against granulocytes of shrimp (Fenneropenaeus chinensis). In order to elucidate the proteomic differentiation between granulocytes and hyalinocytes, in this paper, the differentially expressed proteins were analyzed between non-fixed/un-permeabilized (NFP) haemocytes and fixed/permeabilized (FP) haemocytes using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) combined with mass spectrometry (MS)...
September 28, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963796/are-eating-disorders-all-about-control-the-elusive-psychopathology-of-nonfat-phobic-presentations
#4
Helen B Murray, Kathryn Coniglio, Andrea S Hartmann, Anne E Becker, Kamryn T Eddy, Jennifer J Thomas
OBJECTIVE: There are a subset of individuals with eating disorders (EDs) who do not overevaluate body shape/weight (i.e., nonfat phobic ED; NFP-ED). According to the transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral conceptualization of EDs, a need for control, in general, is hypothesized as the core psychopathology of NFP-EDs, with shape- and weight-related motivations for ED behavior merely superimposed in FP-ED presentations. This study tested the need for control as motivation for restriction in NFP-ED, using items aimed at assessing control from the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) Restraint scale...
September 30, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957033/us-consumers-understanding-of-nutrition-labels-in-2013-the-importance-of-health-literacy
#5
Alexander Persoskie, Erin Hennessy, Wendy L Nelson
INTRODUCTION: We examined US adults' understanding of a Nutrition Facts panel (NFP), which requires health literacy (ie, prose, document, and quantitative literacy skills), and the association between label understanding and dietary behavior. METHODS: Data were from the Health Information National Trends Survey, a nationally representative survey of health information seeking among US adults (N = 3,185) conducted from September 6, 2013, through December 30, 2013...
September 28, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952311/stereoretentive-ligand-exchange-reactions-of-n-fused-porphyrin-ruthenium-ii-complexes
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Hideaki Matsuo, Motoki Toganoh, Masatoshi Ishida, Shigeki Mori, Hiroyuki Furuta
The ligand exchange reactions of the ruthenium(II) complex of N-fused tetraphenylporphyrin, Ru(NFp)(CO)2Cl (2), with various anions were investigated. The chloride ligand of the isomers 2a-c was stereoretentively exchanged with bromide (Br(-)), iodide (I(-)), and acetate (AcO(-)) anions in toluene at 100 °C, structures of which were confirmed by (1)H NMR as well as single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The silver (AgOAc, AgOTf) and boron (NaBPh4) reagents also afforded the corresponding stereoretentive products...
September 27, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942188/study-of-a-tropical-soil-in-order-to-use-it-to-retain-aluminum-iron-manganese-and-fluoride-from-acid-mine-drainage
#7
Miriam Gonçalves Miguel, Rodrigo Paiva Barreto, Sueli Yoshinaga Pereira
The Ore Treatment Unit (UTM-Caldas), in the city of Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, nowadays in decommissioning stage, was the first uranium extraction mine in Brazil. Several negative environmental impacts in the area have occurred, because of mining, treatment and beneficiation processes. Waste rock pile 4 (WRP-4) generates acid mine drainage (AMD), which is discharged in the Nestor Figueiredo retention pond (NFP). However, leakage of acid water by the NFP dam foundation has been constantly observed. Therefore, this research aimed to investigate a typical tropical soil, in order to use it as mineral liner for the NFP to minimize the leakage of acid water through the dam foundation and to retain predominant chemical species...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885119/volume-of-distribution-and-clearance-of-peptide-based-nanofiber-after-convection-enhanced-delivery
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Ranjodh Singh, Vanessa Bellat, Melinda Wang, Melanie E Schweitzer, Y Linda Wu, Ching-Hsuan Tung, Mark M Souweidane, Benedict Law
OBJECTIVE Drug clearance may be a limiting factor in the clinical application of convection-enhanced delivery (CED). Peptide-based nanofibers (NFPs) have a high aspect ratio, and NFPs loaded with drugs could potentially maintain effective drug concentrations for an extended period sufficient for cancer therapy. The objective of this study was to assess the volume of distribution (Vd) and clearance of variable lengths of NFPs when administered using CED. METHODS NFPs composed of multiple methoxypolyethylene glycol (mPEG)-conjugated constructs (mPEG2000-KLDLKLDLKLDL-K( FITC)-CONH2, for which FITC is fluorescein isothiocyanate) were assembled in an aqueous buffer...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875469/a-panel-of-autoantibodies-against-neural-proteins-as-peripheral-biomarker-for-pesticide-induced-neurotoxicity
#9
Heba Allah Abd El Rahman, Mohamed Salama, Seham A Gad El-Hak, Mona A El-Harouny, Passent ElKafrawy, Mohamed B Abou-Donia
In the present study, we screened the sera of subjects chronically exposed to mixtures of pesticides (composed mainly of organophosphorus compounds (OPs) and others) and developed neurological symptoms for the presence of autoantibodies against cytoskeletal neural proteins. OPs have a well-characterized clinical profile resulting from acute cholinergic crisis. However, some of these compounds cause neuronal degeneration and demyelination known as organophosphorus compound-induced delayed neurotoxicity (OPIDN) and/or organophosphorus compound-induced chronic neurotoxicity (OPICN)...
September 5, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812181/visit-attendance-patterns-in-nurse-family-partnership-community-sites
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Margaret L Holland, David L Olds, Ann M Dozier, Harriet J Kitzman
We examined visit attendance patterns of mothers enrolled in the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) home visitation program and associations between these patterns and characteristics of the families and sites, with the goal of increasing participant engagement. We utilized repeated measures latent class analysis to identify attendance patterns among 66,967 mothers in NFP sites across the USA. Mothers enrolled from 1996 to 2010. Data were collected by home visitors and aggregated by the NFP National Service Office...
August 15, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803581/nutrition-facts-panel-use-is-associated-with-diet-quality-and-dietary-patterns-among-latinos-with-type-2-diabetes
#11
Grace Kollannoor-Samuel, Sofia Segura-Pérez, Fatma M Shebl, Nicola L Hawley, Grace Damio, Jyoti Chhabra, Sonia Vega-López, Maria Luz Fernandez, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
OBJECTIVE: The study aims were to (i) identify determinants of Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) use and (ii) describe the association between NFP use and dietary intake among Latinos with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN: Baseline cross-sectional data from a clinical trial were used to assess the association between NFP use and dietary intake. Diet was measured using two methods: (i) a diet quality score (the Healthy Eating Index-2010) derived from a single 24 h recall and (ii) dietary pattern (exploratory factor analyses) from an FFQ...
August 14, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800009/pathologic-prognostic-factors-of-pineal-parenchymal-tumor-of-intermediate-differentiation
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Debajyoti Chatterjee, Khushboo Lath, Navneet Singla, Narendra Kumar, Bishan D Radotra
INTRODUCTION: Pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation (PPTID) is an uncommon tumor of the pineal gland. Although this behaves as a grade II/III tumor, the exact clinical behavior is not well known. There is no well-established pathologic factor that can predict the behavior of PPTID. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the pathologic prognostic factors in PPTID. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All PPTID cases diagnosed between 2006 and 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654739/poliomyelitis-eradication-%C3%A2-the-review-of-notifications-from-the-years-2010-2016-sent-to-national-ihr-focal-point
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Franciszek Radziszewski, Janusz Janiec, Łukasz Henszel, Radosław Izdebski, Piotr Polański
Polio eradication programme was launched after World Health Assembly in 1988. Despite considerable decrease in reported cases it still constitutes a significant public health threat. All WHO member state is bound to appoint National IHR Focal Point, which operates based on International Health Regulations (2005), which were enacted during the World Health Assembly in 2005. In Poland National IHR Focal Point (IHR NFP in Poland) operates since 2007, and is located in the Department of Epidemiology, in National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene...
2017: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637215/managerial-ownership-in-nursing-homes-staffing-quality-and-financial-performance
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Sean Shenghsiu Huang, John R Bowblis
Purpose of the Study: Ownership of nursing homes (NHs) has primarily focused broadly on differences between for-profit (FP), nonprofit (NFP), and government-operated facilities. Yet, among FPs, the understanding of detailed ownership structures at individual NHs is rather limited. Particularly, NH administrators may hold significant equity interests in their facilities, leading to heterogeneous financial incentives and NH outcomes. Through the principal-agent theory, this article studies how managerial ownership of individual facilities affects NH outcomes...
June 20, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587834/spasmogenic-effects-of-the-proteasome-inhibitor-carfilzomib-on-coronary-resistance-vascular-tone-and-reactivity
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Carol Chen-Scarabelli, Giovanni Corsetti, Evasio Pasini, Francesco S Dioguardi, Gagan Sahni, Jagat Narula, Mara Gavazzoni, Hemang Patel, Louis Saravolatz, Richard Knight, Riccardo Raddino, Tiziano M Scarabelli
BACKGROUND: Carfilzomib (CFZ) is a new proteasome inhibitor used for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Besides heart failure, angina and myocardial ischemia occurred following administration of CFZ, which is not contraindicated in patients with recent myocardial infarction/unstable angina excluded from the safety trials. AIM OF STUDY: To test the effects of CFZ (10(-9) to 10(-7)mol/L) on vascular tone and reactivity in the isolated rabbit heart and aorta. METHODS AND RESULTS: CFZ administered by bolus injection to the isolated heart increased coronary perfusion pressure (CPP) at all tested concentrations and mildly raised left ventricular pressure and heart rate, only at the highest concentration...
July 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586636/effectiveness-of-an-online-natural-family-planning-program-for-breastfeeding-women
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Richard J Fehring, Mary Schneider, Thomas Bouchard
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effectiveness of an online, nurse-managed natural family planning (NFP) program among breastfeeding women and subgroups of these women. DESIGN: Longitudinal comparative cohort study. SETTING: A university-based online NFP education program and menstrual cycle charting system. PARTICIPANTS: Women (N = 816) with a mean age of 30.3 years (standard deviation = 4.5) who registered to use the online NFP system and indicated they were breastfeeding...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579626/a-narrative-synthesis-of-illustrative-evidence-on-effects-of-capitation-payment-for-primary-care-lessons-for-ghana-and-other-low-middle-income-countries
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Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei, Ernst Spaan, Felix A Asante, Sylvester A Mensah, Koos van der Velden
OBJECTIVE: To analyse and synthesize available international experiences and information on the motivation for, and effects of using capitation as provider payment method in country health systems and lessons and implications for low/middle-income countries. METHODS: We did narrative review and synthesis of the literature on the effects of capitation payment on primary care. RESULTS: Eleven articles were reviewed. Capitation payment encourages efficiency: drives down cost, serves as critical source of income for providers, promotes adherence to guidelines and policies, encourages providers to work better and give health education to patients...
December 2016: Ghana Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549557/aberrant-distribution-of-the-trochlear-nerve-a-cadaveric-study-supported-by-immunohistochemistry
#18
Kojiro Takezawa, Grant Townsend, Jim Manavis, Mounir Ghabriel
The trochlear nerve is generally considered to be a purely motor nerve supplying one extraocular muscle, the superior oblique. In the current study, 28 orbits were dissected and in one orbit (3.6%), the trochlear nerve divided into two main branches. The medial branch followed the classical course, entered the superior oblique muscle and was presumed to be motor in function. However, before entering the muscle, it partially fused with the frontal nerve, and gave a bundle of nerve fibres to the frontal nerve...
September 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456080/radiosynthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-n-2-18-f-fluoropropionyl-3-4-dihydroxy-l-phenylalanine-as-a-pet-tracer-for-oncologic-imaging
#19
Caihua Tang, Dahong Nie, Ganghua Tang, Siyuan Gao, Shaoyu Liu, Fuhua Wen, Xiaolan Tang
INTRODUCTION: Several (11)C and (18)F labeled 3,4-dihydroxy-l-phenylalanine (l-DOPA) analogues have been used for neurologic and oncologic diseases, especially for brain tumors and neuroendocrine tumors PET imaging. However, (18)F-labeled N-substituted l-DOPA analogues have not been reported so far. In the current study, radiosynthesis and biological evaluation of a new (18)F-labeled l-DOPA analogue, N-(2-[(18)F]fluoropropionyl)-3,4-dihydroxy-l-phenylalanine ([(18)F]FPDOPA) for tumor PET imaging are performed...
July 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433557/early-changes-of-left-ventricular-filling-pattern-after-reperfused-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-doxycycline-therapy-insights-from-the-tiptop-trial
#20
Giampaolo Cerisano, Piergiovanni Buonamici, Guido Parodi, Alberto Santini, Guia Moschi, Renato Valenti, Angela Migliorini, Paolo Colonna, Benedetta Bellandi, Anna Maria Gori, David Antoniucci
AIM: Metalloproteinases inhibition by doxycycline reduces cardiac protein degradation at extracellular and intracellular level in the experimental model ischemia/reperfusion injury. Since both extracellular cardiac matrix and titin filaments inside the cardiomyocyte are responsible for the myocardial stiffness, we hypothesized that doxycycline could favorably act on left ventricular (LV) filling pressures in patients after reperfused acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-three of 110 patients of the TIPTOP trial underwent a 2D-Echo-Doppler on admission, and at pre-discharge and at 6-month after a primary PCI for STEMI and LV dysfunction...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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