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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346234/a-qualitative-study-of-multidisciplinary-providers-experiences-with-the-transfer-process-for-injured-children-and-ideas-for-improvement
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Marcie Gawel, Beth Emerson, John S Giuliano, Alana Rosenberg, Karl E Minges, Shelli Feder, Pina Violano, Patricia Morrell, Judy Petersen, Emily Christison-Lagay, Marc Auerbach
OBJECTIVE: Most injured children initially present to a community hospital, and many will require transfer to a regional pediatric trauma center. The purpose of this study was 1) to explore multidisciplinary providers' experiences with the process of transferring injured children and 2) to describe proposed ideas for process improvement. METHODS: This qualitative study involved 26 semistructured interviews. Subjects were recruited from 6 community hospital emergency departments and the trauma and transport teams of a level I pediatric trauma center in New Haven, Conn...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325527/single-center-experience-with-laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-on-a-large-clinical-series
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Giovanni Conzo, Claudio Gambardella, Giancarlo Candela, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Guglielmo Clarizia, Renato Patrone, Francesco Di Capua, Chiara Offi, Mario Musella, Sergio Iorio, Giseppe Bellastella, Daniela Pasquali, Annamaria De Bellis, Antonio Sinisi, Nicola Avenia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered the gold standard technique for the treatment of benign small and medium size adrenal masses (<6 cm), due to low morbidity rate, short hospitalization and patient rapid recovery. The aim of our study is to analyse the feasibility and efficiency of this surgical approach in a broad spectrum of adrenal gland pathologies. METHODS: Pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative data from 126 patients undergone laparoscopic adrenalectomy between January 2003 and December 2015 were retrospectively collected and reviewed...
January 11, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322443/a-highly-efficient-strategy-for-overexpressing-circrnas
#3
Dawei Liu, Vanessa Conn, Gregory J Goodall, Simon J Conn
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) constitute an emerging class of widespread, abundant, and evolutionarily conserved noncoding RNA. They play important and diverse roles in cell development, growth, and tumorigenesis, but functions of the majority of circRNAs remain enigmatic. In order to investigate circRNA function it is necessary to manipulate its expression. While various standard approaches exist for circRNA knockdown, here we present cloning vectors for simplifying the laborious process of cloning circRNAs to achieve high-efficiency overexpression in mammalian cell lines...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316436/oncogenic-kras-regulates-amino-acid-homeostasis-and-asparagine-biosynthesis-via-atf4-and-alters-sensitivity-to-l-asparaginase
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Dana M Gwinn, Alex G Lee, Marcela Briones-Martin-Del-Campo, Crystal S Conn, David R Simpson, Anna I Scott, Anthony Le, Tina M Cowan, Davide Ruggero, E Alejandro Sweet-Cordero
KRAS is a regulator of the nutrient stress response in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Induction of the ATF4 pathway during nutrient depletion requires AKT and NRF2 downstream of KRAS. The tumor suppressor KEAP1 strongly influences the outcome of activation of this pathway during nutrient stress; loss of KEAP1 in KRAS mutant cells leads to apoptosis. Through ATF4 regulation, KRAS alters amino acid uptake and asparagine biosynthesis. The ATF4 target asparagine synthetase (ASNS) contributes to apoptotic suppression, protein biosynthesis, and mTORC1 activation...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303803/postoperative-eras-interventions-have-the-greatest-impact-on-optimal-recovery-experience-with-implementation-of-eras-across-multiple-hospitals
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Mary-Anne Aarts, Ori D Rotstein, Emily A Pearsall, J Charles Victor, Allan Okrainec, Marg McKenzie, Stuart A McCluskey, Lesley Gotlib Conn, Robin S McLeod
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs incorporate evidence-based practices to minimize perioperative stress, gut dysfunction, and promote early recovery. However, it is unknown which components have the greatest impact. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine which components of ERAS programs have the largest impact on recovery for patients undergoing colorectal surgery. METHODS: An iERAS program was implemented in 15 academic hospitals...
January 4, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298620/google-consultation
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Vicki S Conn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297100/effect-of-daily-low-dose-prednisone-divided-or-single-daily-dose-in-the-treatment-of-african-americans-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Doyt L Conn, Athan Tiliakos, Gaobin Bao, Shuling Li, Kirk A Easley
Determine the effect of daily low divided or single daily dose of prednisone on the longitudinal change in the number of tender and swollen joints and HAQ scores in African Americans (AA) with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from the Consortium for the Longitudinal Evaluation of African Americans with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (CLEAR) 1 Registry. In a prospective, multicenter observational cohort study, AA with early RA were enrolled and followed longitudinally for up to 5 years. 345 were enrolled. The mean age at enrollment was 51 years and 82% were women...
January 3, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291068/phylogeny-of-anophelinae-using-mitochondrial-protein-coding-genes
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Peter G Foster, Tatiane Marques Porangaba de Oliveira, Eduardo S Bergo, Jan E Conn, Denise Cristina Sant'Ana, Sandra Sayuri Nagaki, Silvio Nihei, Carlos Einicker Lamas, Christian González, Caio Cesar Moreira, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Malaria is a vector-borne disease that is a great burden on the poorest and most marginalized communities of the tropical and subtropical world. Approximately 41 species of Anopheline mosquitoes can effectively spread species of Plasmodium parasites that cause human malaria. Proposing a natural classification for the subfamily Anophelinae has been a continuous effort, addressed using both morphology and DNA sequence data. The monophyly of the genus Anopheles, and phylogenetic placement of the genus Bironella, subgenera Kerteszia, Lophopodomyia and Stethomyia within the subfamily Anophelinae, remain in question...
November 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259756/vu6010608-a-novel-mglu7-nam-from-a-series-of-n-2-1h-1-2-4-triazol-1-yl-5-trifluoromethoxy-phenyl-benzamides
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Carson W Reed, Kevin M McGowan, Paul K Spearing, Branden J Stansley, Hanna F Roenfanz, Darren W Engers, Alice L Rodriguez, Eileen M Engelberg, Vincent B Luscombe, Matthew T Loch, Daniel H Remke, Jerri M Rook, Anna L Blobaum, P Jeffrey Conn, Colleen M Niswender, Craig W Lindsley
Herein, we report the structure-activity relationships within a series of mGlu7 NAMs based on an N-(2-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-5-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)benzamide core with excellent CNS penetration (Kp 1.9-5.8 and Kp,uu 0.4-1.4). Analogues in this series displayed steep SAR. Of these, VU6010608 (11a) emerged with robust efficacy in blocking high frequency stimulated long-term potentiation in electrophysiology studies.
December 14, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258534/a-3d-subject-specific-model-of-the-spinal-subarachnoid-space-with-anatomically-realistic-ventral-and-dorsal-spinal-cord-nerve-rootlets
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Lucas R Sass, Mohammadreza Khani, Gabryel Connely Natividad, R Shane Tubbs, Olivier Baledent, Bryn A Martin
BACKGROUND: The spinal subarachnoid space (SSS) has a complex 3D fluid-filled geometry with multiple levels of anatomic complexity, the most salient features being the spinal cord and dorsal and ventral nerve rootlets. An accurate anthropomorphic representation of these features is needed for development of in vitro and numerical models of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics that can be used to inform and optimize CSF-based therapeutics. METHODS: A subject-specific 3D model of the SSS was constructed based on high-resolution anatomic MRI...
December 19, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233839/genetics-of-tumors-of-the-adrenal-cortex
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Fidéline Bonnet-Serrano, Jerome Bertherat
This review describes the molecular alterations observed in the various types of tumors of the adrenal cortex, excluding Conn adenomas, especially the alterations identified by genomic approaches these last five years. Two main forms of bilateral adrenocortical tumors can be distinguished according to size and aspect of the nodules: primary pigmented nodular adrenal disease (PPNAD) which can be sporadic or part of Carney complex, and primary bilateral macro nodular adrenal hyperplasia (PBMAH). The bilateral nature of tumors suggests the existence of an underlying genetic predisposition...
December 12, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227625/genetic-reduction-or-negative-modulation-of-mglu7-does-not-impact-anxiety-and-fear-learning-phenotypes-in-a-mouse-model-of-mecp2-duplication-syndrome
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Nicole M Fisher, Rocco G Gogliotti, Sheryl Anne D Vermudez, Branden J Stansley, P Jeffrey Conn, Colleen M Niswender
Rett syndrome and MECP2 Duplication syndrome are neurodevelopmental disorders attributed to loss-of-function mutations in, or duplication of, the gene encoding Methyl-CpG-Binding Protein 2 (MeCP2), respectively. We recently reported decreased expression and function of the metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 (mGlu7) in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. Positive allosteric modulation of mGlu7 activity was sufficient to improve several disease phenotypes including cognition. Here, we tested the hypothesis that mGlu7 expression would be reciprocally regulated in a mouse model of MECP2 Duplication syndrome, such that negative modulation of mGlu7 activity would exert therapeutic benefit...
December 11, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215906/parental-perspectives-of-screening-for-adverse-childhood-experiences-in-pediatric-primary-care
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Anne-Marie Conn, Moira A Szilagyi, Sandra H Jee, Jody T Manly, Rahil Briggs, Peter G Szilagyi
INTRODUCTION: Pediatricians recognize a need to mitigate the negative impact that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have on health and development. However, ACEs screening and interventions in primary care pediatrics may be inhibited by concerns about parental perceptions. We assessed parent perspectives of screening for ACEs in the pediatric primary care setting, to understand their views on the potential impact of their ACEs on their parenting and to identify opportunities for pediatric anticipatory guidance...
December 7, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210942/auditory-related-resting-state-fmri-functional-connectivity-in-tinnitus-patients-tinnitus-diagnosis-performance
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Shujiro B Minami, Naoki Oishi, Takahisa Watabe, Kimiichi Uno, Kaoru Ogawa
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate functional connectivity in tinnitus patients with and without hearing loss, and design the tinnitus diagnosis performance by resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Nineteen volunteers with normal hearing without tinnitus, 18 tinnitus patients with hearing loss, and 11 tinnitus patients without hearing loss were enrolled in this study. The subjects were evaluated with rs-fMRI, and region of interests (ROIs) based correlation analyses were performed using the CONN toolbox version 16 and SPM version 8...
November 28, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167373/epitranscriptomic-profiling-across-cell-types-reveals-associations-between-apobec1-mediated-rna-editing-gene-expression-outcomes-and-cellular-function
#15
Violeta Rayon-Estrada, Dewi Harjanto, Claire E Hamilton, Yamina A Berchiche, Emily Conn Gantman, Thomas P Sakmar, Karen Bulloch, Khatuna Gagnidze, Sheila Harroch, Bruce S McEwen, F Nina Papavasiliou
Epitranscriptomics refers to posttranscriptional alterations on an mRNA sequence that are dynamic and reproducible, and affect gene expression in a similar way to epigenetic modifications. However, the functional relevance of those modifications for the transcript, the cell, and the organism remain poorly understood. Here, we focus on RNA editing and show that Apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme, catalytic polypeptide-1 (APOBEC1), together with its cofactor RBM47, mediates robust editing in different tissues...
November 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157281/identification-of-immunogenic-proteins-of-the-cysticercoid-of-hymenolepis-diminuta
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Anna Sulima, Justyna Bień, Kirsi Savijoki, Anu Näreaho, Rusłan Sałamatin, David Bruce Conn, Daniel Młocicki
BACKGROUND: A wide range of molecules are used by tapeworm metacestodes to establish successful infection in the hostile environment of the host. Reports indicating the proteins in the cestode-host interactions are limited predominantly to taeniids, with no previous data available for non-taeniid species. A non-taeniid, Hymenolepis diminuta, represents one of the most important model species in cestode biology and exhibits an exceptional developmental plasticity in its life-cycle, which involves two phylogenetically distant hosts, arthropod and vertebrate...
November 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145688/is-primary-aldosteronism-still-largely-unrecognized
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Fabrizio Buffolo, Silvia Monticone, Jacopo Burrello, Martina Tetti, Franco Veglio, Tracy Ann Williams, Paolo Mulatero
Primary aldosteronism (PA) was first reported by Jerome W. Conn in 1954 when it was considered a rare disorder, only suspected in cases of hypertension and spontaneous hypokalemia. Over the last 30 years, with the wide application of the plasma aldosterone to plasma renin activity ratio as screening test, the clinical spectrum of PA has dramatically changed. Different studies displayed significant differences in term of patients investigated, diagnostic criteria and hormonal assays; however, large prospective studies with robust diagnostic criteria indicated that the prevalence of PA is around 6% of the general hypertensive population and 11% of the patients referred to hypertension centers...
December 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141492/a-case-report-of-hyponatremia-after-surgery-for-conn-s-adenoma
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Giulia Furlanis, Stella Bernardi, Monica Cavressi, Lorenzo Zandonà, Renzo Carretta, Bruno Fabris, Moreno Bardelli
Primary aldosteronism (PA), also known as Conn's syndrome, is a frequent cause of secondary hypertension. If PA is due to a documented unilateral adrenal adenoma, adrenalectomy is the treatment of choice. Endocrine Society guidelines suggest monitoring potassium after adrenalectomy, while there is no mention of sodium disorders after surgery. Here we report the case of a patient with Conn's syndrome who developed hyponatremia after surgery. This was an unexpected event in the course of the treatment, which sheds light on the fact that low levels of aldosterone strongly influence sodium concentration, and advises clinicians to monitor sodium after adrenalectomy...
October 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138079/genetic-structure-and-phenotypic-variation-of-anopheles-darlingi-in-northwest-colombia
#19
Mariano Altamiranda-Saavedra, Jan E Conn, Margarita M Correa
This study evaluated the influence of environmental heterogeneity on Anopheles darlingi genetic and morphometric traits at a microgeographic level. Specimens of An. darlingi collected from multiple municipalities in the Colombian malaria endemic region Urabá-Bajo Cauca and Alto Sinú (UCS) were analyzed using 13 microsatellite loci. Spatial genetic structure, population variation and wing geometric morphometric analyses were performed. Microsatellite results showed low genetic differentiation and high gene flow among populations; four highly admixed subpopulations were detected with no particular association to the municipalities...
November 11, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136107/contextual-fear-extinction-induces-hippocampal-metaplasticity-mediated-by-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5
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Branden J Stansley, Nicole M Fisher, Rocco G Gogliotti, Craig W Lindsley, P Jeffrey Conn, Colleen M Niswender
Dysregulated fear memory can lead to a broad spectrum of anxiety disorders. The brain systems underlying fear memory are manifold, with the hippocampus being prominently involved by housing fear-related spatial memories as engrams, which are created and stored through neural changes such as synaptic plasticity. Although metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors contribute significantly to both fear behavior and hippocampal synaptic plasticity, the relationship between these two phenomena has not been fully elucidated...
November 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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