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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045755/the-triforc-database-a-comprehensive-up-to-date-resource-of-plant-triterpene-biosynthesis
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Karel Miettinen, Sabrina Iñigo, Lukasz Kreft, Jacob Pollier, Christof De Bo, Alexander Botzki, Frederik Coppens, S Ren Bak, Alain Goossens
Triterpenes constitute a large and important class of plant natural products with diverse structures and functions. Their biological roles range from membrane structural components over plant hormones to specialized plant defence compounds. Furthermore, triterpenes have great potential for a variety of commercial applications such as vaccine adjuvants, anti-cancer drugs, food supplements and agronomic agents. Their biosynthesis is carried out through complicated, branched pathways by multiple enzyme types that include oxidosqualene cyclases, cytochrome P450s, and UDP-glycosyltransferases...
October 17, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045733/effect-of-first-cannulation-time-and-dialysis-machine-blood-flows-on-survival-of-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Teun Wilmink, Sarah Powers, Lee Hollingworth, Tamasin Stevenson
Background: To study the effect of cannulation time on arteriovenous fistula (AVF) survival. Methods: Analysis of two prospective databases of access operations and dialysis sessions from 12 January 2002 through 4 January 2015 with follow-up until 4 January 2016. First cannulation time (FCT), defined from operation to first cannulation, was categorized as <2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 4-8 weeks, 8-16 weeks and ≥16 weeks. Early cannulation was defined as FCT within 4 weeks...
October 16, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045657/forecasting-spring-emergence-of-the-asian-corn-borer-ostrinia-furnacalis-lepidoptera-crambidae-based-on-postdiapause-development-rate
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Chang-Gyu Park, Bo Yoon Seo, Jin Kyo Jung, Hwang-Yong Kim, Si-Woo Lee, Ki Yeong Seong, Allan Showler
This study was conducted to develop temperature-dependent postdiapause development models of overwintering larvae of the Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis Guenée (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), and to evaluate the models' forecasting accuracy using spring adult emergence data. Overwintering larvae were collected at three different times: 24 February (first), 23 March (second), and 25 April (third), 2005. The developmental periods of each collection colony were measured at eight constant temperatures, and those developmental rates were modeled with linear and nonlinear regression...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045504/molecular-tumor-boards-current-practice-and-future-needs
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D L van der Velden, C M L van Herpen, H W M van Laarhoven, E F Smit, H J M Groen, S M Willems, P M Nederlof, M H G Langenberg, E Cuppen, S Sleijfer, N Steeghs, E E Voest
Background: due to rapid technical advances, steeply declining sequencing costs, and the ever-increasing number of targeted therapies, it can be expected that extensive tumor sequencing such as Whole Exome- and -Genome Sequencing will soon be applied in standard care. Clinicians will thus be confronted with increasingly complex genetic information and multiple test-platforms to choose from. General medical training, meanwhile, can hardly keep up with the pace of innovation. Consequently, there is a rapidly growing gap between clinical knowledge and genetic potential in cancer care...
September 27, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045445/occupancy-modeling-reveals-territory-level-effects-of-nest-boxes-on-the-presence-colonization-and-persistence-of-a-declining-raptor-in-a-fruit-growing-region
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Megan E Shave, Catherine A Lindell
Nest boxes for predators in agricultural regions are an easily implemented tool to improve local habitat quality with potential benefits for both conservation and agriculture. The potential for nest boxes to increase raptor populations in agricultural regions is of particular interest given their positions as top predators. This study examined the effects of cherry orchard nest boxes on the local breeding population of a declining species, the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), in a fruit-growing region of Michigan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045284/increasing-colorectal-cancer-screening-using-a-quality-improvement-approach-in-a-nurse-managed-primary-care-clinic
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Diane Hountz, Jennifer Coddington, Karen J Foli, Janet Thorlton
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 23 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) in their lifetime. Screening for CRC is an effective, yet underused preventive approach. This is especially true in rural areas, where only 35% of patients were found to be up to date on their screenings in 2014. Increasing CRC screening can produce positive patient outcomes by early recognition and removal of precancerous polyps. The purpose of this project was to use quality improvement (QI) interventions to increase CRC screening rates at a nurse-managed clinic in rural Indiana...
October 17, 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044482/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-gaucher-disease
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REVIEW
Usha R Somaraju, Krishna Tadepalli
BACKGROUND: Gaucher disease is the most common lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase. Current treatment of the disease involves a choice from enzyme replacement therapy, substrate reduction therapy and hemotopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). HSCT is a high risk procedure with possible long-term benefits in the regression of skeletal and neurological changes in people with Gaucher disease. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review...
October 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043418/lung-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-pneumonia-in-children
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REVIEW
Mark C Liszewski, Süreyya Görkem, Kushaljit S Sodhi, Edward Y Lee
Technical factors have historically limited the role of MRI in the evaluation of pneumonia in children in routine clinical practice. As imaging technology has advanced, recent studies utilizing practical MR imaging protocols have shown MRI to be an accurate potential alternative to CT for the evaluation of pneumonia and its complications. This article provides up-to-date MR imaging techniques that can be implemented in most radiology departments to evaluate pneumonia in children. Imaging findings in pneumonia on MRI are also reviewed...
October 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040800/ocriplasmin-for-symptomatic-vitreomacular-adhesion
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REVIEW
James E Neffendorf, Varo Kirthi, Edward Pringle, Timothy L Jackson
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (sVMA) is a recognised cause of visual loss and by tradition has been managed by pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). A less invasive alternative to surgery in some people is enzymatic vitreolysis, using an intravitreal injection of ocriplasmin. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of ocriplasmin compared to no treatment, sham or placebo for the treatment of sVMA. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2017, Issue 1), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 24 February 2017), Embase Ovid (1947 to 24 February 2017), PubMed (1946 to 24 February 2017), the ISRCTN registry (www...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040783/patient-exposure-from-nuclear-medicine-in-france-national-follow-up-and-influence-of-the-technology-through-diagnostic-reference-levels-data-analysis
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Patrice Roch, David Celier, Cécile Dessaud, Cécile Etard
The Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection French Institute (IRSN) presents its latest assessment from up-to-date diagnostic reference levels (DRL) national data in nuclear medicine (NM). NM departments annually send data to IRSN to estimate the representativeness of current DRLs. Complementary analyses of the data have been performed to evaluate the influence of equipment evolution on practice and patient radiation exposure. Based on data from almost 90% of the French NM departments, some DRL update are proposed...
October 13, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040691/differential-growth-rates-of-benign-versus-malignant-thyroid-nodules
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Trevor E Angell, Chirag Vyas, Marco Medici, Zhihong Wang, Justine A Barletta, Carol B Benson, Edmund S Cibas, Nancy L Cho, Gerard M Doherty, Peter M Doubilet, Mary C Frates, Atul A Gawande, Howard T Heller, Matthew I Kim, Jeffrey F Krane, Ellen Marqusee, Francis D Moore, Matt A Nehs, Ann Marie Zavacki, P Reed Larsen, Erik K Alexander
Context: Thyroid nodule growth was once considered concerning for malignancy, but data showing that benign nodules grow questioned the utility of this paradigm. To date, however, no studies have adequately evaluated if growth rates differ in malignant versus benign nodules. Objective: To sonographically evaluate growth rates in benign and malignant thyroid nodules ≥1cm. Design: Prospective, cohort study of patients with tissue diagnosis of benign or malignant disease, with repeated ultrasound evaluation six or more months apart...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040511/development-of-the-testis-in-pre-pubertal-boys-with-cancer-after-biopsy-for-fertility-preservation
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M Uijldert, A Meißner, A A de Melker, A M M van Pelt, M D van de Wetering, R R van Rijn, M van Wely, F van der Veen, S Repping
STUDY QUESTION: Is testicular growth affected by a testicular biopsy intended for fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys with cancer? SUMMARY ANSWER: Testicular growth of the biopsied testis is not impeded in comparison to the non-biopsied contralateral testis up until 1 year after surgery. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fertility preservation in pre-pubertal boys by means of testicular biopsy has been conducted for more than 15 years. Although immediate adverse effects of testicular biopsy are rare (1%), no data exist on the effect of biopsy on testicular growth...
October 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039969/clinical-outcomes-and-failure-rates-of-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-in-the-knee-a-systematic-review
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Filippo Familiari, Mark E Cinque, Jorge Chahla, Jonathan A Godin, Morten Lykke Olesen, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Cartilage lesions are a significant cause of morbidity and impaired knee function; however, cartilage repair procedures have failed to reproduce native cartilage to date. Thus, osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation represents a 1-step procedure to repair large chondral defects without the donor site morbidity of osteochondral autograft transplantation. PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review of clinical outcomes and failure rates after OCA transplantation in the knee at a minimum mean 2 years' follow-up...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039839/-the-role-of-integrated-assessment-of-the-indicators-of-external-respiration-function-in-cardiac-surgical-patients
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O V Kamenskaja, A S Klinkova, I Ju Loginova, V V Lomivorotov, D N Ponomarev, D V Habarov, V N Lomivorotov
This literature review dedicated to the importance of an integrated assessment of external respiratory function in cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), including an analysis of up-to-date techniques, such as spirometry, body plethysmography, examination of the diffusing capacity of the lung, determination of O2 consumption with evaluation of the effectiveness of pulmonary ventilation. It considers the pathogenetic components of impairments in pulmonary ventilation and gas exchange, which develop in different CVDs, as well as during and after cardiac surgery...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038992/-soft-tissue-sarcoma-how-can-posttreatment-alterations-be-distinguished-from-recurrences
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REVIEW
I-M Noebauer-Huhmann, T Grieser
The recognition of recurrent soft tissue sarcomas and the differentiation from post-treatment alterations is complex. This article aims to assist the clinical radiologist in the systematic evaluation of local follow-up imaging in soft tissue sarcoma patients. Soft tissue sarcomas encompass multiple entities with different recurrence rates and follow-up intervals. Approved and up to date recommendations are provided, including imaging techniques. The past medical history of the patient, the clinical situation and previous therapies should be known in detail, including surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy...
October 16, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038971/the-implementation-of-targeted-temperature-management-an-evidence-based-guideline-from-the-neurocritical-care-society
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Lori Kennedy Madden, Michelle Hill, Teresa L May, Theresa Human, Mary McKenna Guanci, Judith Jacobi, Melissa V Moreda, Neeraj Badjatia
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) is often used in neurocritical care to minimize secondary neurologic injury and improve outcomes. TTM encompasses therapeutic hypothermia, controlled normothermia, and treatment of fever. TTM is best supported by evidence from neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, although it has also been explored in ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury, and intracranial hemorrhage patients. Critical care clinicians using TTM must select appropriate cooling techniques, provide a reasonable rate of cooling, manage shivering, and ensure adequate patient monitoring among other challenges...
October 16, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038340/frontline-brentuximab-vedotin-in-combination-with-dacarbazine-or-bendamustine-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-60-years-with-hl
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Jonathan W Friedberg, Andres Forero-Torres, Rodolfo E Bordoni, Vivian J M Cline, Dipti Patel Donnelly, Patrick J Flynn, Gregg Olsen, Robert Chen, Abraham Fong, Yinghui Wang, Christopher A Yasenchak
Patients aged ≥60 years with treatment-naïve Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have few treatment options and inferior survival due to treatment-related toxicities and comorbidities. This phase 2, non-randomized, open-label study evaluated tolerability, activity, and response duration with brentuximab vedotin (BV) monotherapy (results previously reported), BV+dacarbazine (DTIC), and BV+bendamustine. Patients had classical HL and were ineligible for or declined frontline chemotherapy. Twenty-two patients received 1.8 mg/kg BV+375 mg/m(2) DTIC for up to 12 cycles, then 20 more received 1...
October 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038189/nodular-pulmonary-amyloidosis-a-complex-disease-with-malignancy-association
#18
Jacob M Core, Ali A Alsaad, Liuyan Jiang, Neal M Patel
Pulmonary amyloidosis is a rare disease that incorporates deposition of amyloid microfibril material in the lung parenchyma. The condition generally presents as an indolent subacute-to-chronic pulmonary disease and requires tissue biopsy to establish the diagnosis. Nodular pulmonary amyloidosis, a subtype of pulmonary amyloidosis, is characterised by special radiographic and pathological features. While the disease can be associated with inflammatory conditions; its association with mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) is unusual and carries management challenges...
October 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037983/safety-pharmacokinetics-and-antitumour-activity-of-trastuzumab-deruxtecan-ds-8201-a-her2-targeting-antibody-drug-conjugate-in-patients-with-advanced-breast-and-gastric-or-gastro-oesophageal-tumours-a-phase-1-dose-escalation-study
#19
Toshihiko Doi, Kohei Shitara, Yoichi Naito, Akihiko Shimomura, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Kan Yonemori, Chikako Shimizu, Tatsunori Shimoi, Yasutoshi Kuboki, Nobuaki Matsubara, Atsuko Kitano, Takahiro Jikoh, Caleb Lee, Yoshihiko Fujisaki, Yusuke Ogitani, Antoine Yver, Kenji Tamura
BACKGROUND: Antibody-drug conjugates have emerged as a powerful strategy in cancer therapy and combine the ability of monoclonal antibodies to specifically target tumour cells with the highly potent killing activity of drugs with payloads too toxic for systemic administration. Trastuzumab deruxtecan (also known as DS-8201) is an antibody-drug conjugate comprised of a humanised antibody against HER2, a novel enzyme-cleavable linker, and a topoisomerase I inhibitor payload. We assessed its safety and tolerability in patients with advanced breast and gastric or gastro-oesophageal tumours...
October 13, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037898/zika-virus-and-autoimmunity-one-step-forward
#20
REVIEW
Diana M Monsalve, Yovana Pacheco, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia, Yhojan Rodríguez, Carolina Ramírez-Santana, Juan-Manuel Anaya
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been associated with the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Whether ZIKV infection is related to other autoimmune diseases is unknown. Therefore, an association study to evaluate rheumatic and thyroid autoimmunity in patients with ZIKV disease was conducted through a panel of 14 autoantibodies. In addition, a literature review on ZIKV, and GBS and ITP was performed. Our results disclosed a lack of rheumatoid and thyroid autoimmunity in patients with ZIKV disease...
October 13, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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