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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449133/maternal-alcohol-use-during-pregnancy-and-offspring-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-a-prospective-sibling-control-study
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Espen Moen Eilertsen, Line C Gjerde, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ragnhild E Ørstavik, Gun Peggy Knudsen, Camilla Stoltenberg, Nikolai Czajkowski, Espen Røysamb, Kenneth S Kendler, Eivind Ystrom
Background: Maternal alcohol use during pregnancy has repeatedly been associated with development of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the offspring. It is, however not known whether this reflects a direct casual intra-uterine effect or a non-causal relationship due to confounding. We used three different approaches to control for measured and unmeasured confounding: statistical adjustment for covariates, negative control comparison against maternal pre-pregnancy alcohol use, and comparison among differentially exposed siblings...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442482/a-bag3-coding-variant-in-mice-determines-susceptibility-to-ischemic-limb-muscle-myopathy-by-directing-autophagy
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Joseph M McClung, Timothy J McCord, Terence E Ryan, Cameron A Schmidt, Thomas D Green, Kevin W Southerland, Jessica L Reinardy, Sarah B Mueller, Talaignair N Venkatraman, Christopher D Lascola, Sehoon Keum, Douglas A Marchuk, Espen E Spangenburg, Ayotunde O Dokun, Brian H Annex, Christopher D Kontos
Background -Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a manifestation of peripheral artery disease (PAD) that carries significant mortality and morbidity risk in humans, although its genetic determinants remain largely unknown. We previously discovered two overlapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in mice, Lsq-1 and Civq-1, that affected limb muscle survival and stroke volume following femoral artery or middle cerebral artery ligation, respectively. Here we report that a Bag3 variant (Ile81Met) segregates with tissue protection from hindlimb ischemia (HLI)...
April 25, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432157/effect-of-interleukin-6-inhibition-on-coronary-microvascular-and-endothelial-function-in-myocardial-infarction
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Espen Holte, Ola Kleveland, Thor Ueland, Gabor Kunszt, Marte Bratlie, Kaspar Broch, Annika E Michelsen, Bjørn Bendz, Brage H Amundsen, Svend Aakhus, Jan Kristian Damås, Lars Gullestad, Pål Aukrust, Rune Wiseth
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a driver of inflammation and associated endothelial cell activation in acute coronary syndromes. We evaluated the effect of the IL-6 receptor antagonist tocilizumab on coronary microvascular function and endothelial dysfunction measured by coronary flow reserve (CFR) and markers of endothelial cell activation in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). METHODS: This substudy was part of a two-centre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the effect of a single dose of tocilizumab in NSTEMI...
April 21, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432143/focal-local-field-potential-lfp-signature-of-the-single-axon-monosynaptic-thalamocortical-connection
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Espen Hagen, Janne C Fossum, Klas H Pettersen, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Harvey A Swadlow, Gaute T Einevolla
Recent years have seen a resurgence in use of the extracellularly recorded local field potential (LFP) to investigate neural network activity. To probe monosynaptic thalamic activation of cortical postsynaptic target cells, so called spike-trigger-averaged LFP (stLFP) signatures have been measured. In these experiments the cortical LFP is measured by means of multielectrodes covering several cortical lamina and averaged on spontaneous spikes of thalamocortical (TC) cells. Using a well-established forward-modeling scheme, we investigate the biophysical origin of this stLFP signature with simultaneous synaptic activation of cortical layer 4 neurons, mimicking the effect of a single afferent spike from a single TC neuron...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423802/a-lens-for-evaluating-genetic-information-governance-models-balancing-equity-efficiency-and-sustainability
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Espen Skorve, Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, Margunn Aanestad, Thomas Grünfeld
This paper draws from the literature on collective action and the governance of the commons to address the governance of genetic data on variants of specific genes. Specifically, the data arrangements under study relate to the BRCA genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) which are linked to breast and ovarian cancer. These data are stored in global genetic data repositories and accessed by researchers and clinicians, from both public and private institutions. The current BRCA data arrangements are fragmented and politicized as there are multiple tensions around data ownership and sharing...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408897/do-executive-functions-predict-binge-drinking-patterns-evidence-from-a-longitudinal-study-in-young-adulthood
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Ragnhild Bø, Joël Billieux, Line C Gjerde, Espen M Eilertsen, Nils I Landrø
Background: Impairments in executive functions (EFs) are related to binge drinking in young adulthood, but research on how EFs influence future binge drinking is lacking. The aim of the current report is therefore to investigate the association between various EFs and later severity of, and change in, binge drinking over a prolonged period during young adulthood. Methods: At baseline, 121 students reported on their alcohol habits (Alcohol use disorder identification test; Alcohol use questionnaire). Concurrently, EFs [working memory, reversal, set-shifting, response inhibition, response monitoring and decision-making (with ambiguity and implicit risk)] were assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408024/estimating-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-by%C3%A2-echocardiography
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Oyvind S Andersen, Otto A Smiseth, Hisham Dokainish, Muaz M Abudiab, Robert C Schutt, Arnav Kumar, Kimi Sato, Serge Harb, Einar Gude, Espen W Remme, Arne K Andreassen, Jong-Won Ha, Jiaqiong Xu, Allan L Klein, Sherif F Nagueh
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of heart failure may be challenging because symptoms are rather nonspecific. Elevated left ventricular (LV) filling pressure may be used to confirm the diagnosis, but cardiac catheterization is often not practical. Echocardiographic indexes are therefore used as markers of filling pressure. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the feasibility and accuracy of comprehensive echocardiography in identifying patients with elevated LV filling pressure...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399883/role-of-self-efficacy-and-social-support-in-short-term-recovery-after-total-hip-replacement-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Espen Andreas Brembo, Heidi Kapstad, Sandra Van Dulmen, Hilde Eide
BACKGROUND: Despite the overall success of total hip replacement (THR) in patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA), up to one-quarter of patients report suboptimal recovery. The aim of this study was to determine whether social support and general self-efficacy predict variability in short-term recovery in a Norwegian cohort. METHODS: We performed secondary analysis of a prospective multicenter study of 223 patients who underwent THR for OA in 2003-2004. The total score of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) at 3 months after surgery was used as the recovery variable...
April 11, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399841/building-a-research-registry-for-studying-birth-complications-and-outcomes-in-six-palestinian-governmental-hospitals
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Sahar Hassan, Ase Vikanes, Katariina Laine, Khaled Zimmo, Mohammad Zimmo, Espen Bjertness, Erik Fosse
BACKGROUND: Electronic-health (e-health) provides opportunities for quality improvement of healthcare, but implementation in low and middle income countries is still limited. Our aim was to describe the implementation of a registration (case record form; CRF) for obstetric interventions and childbirth events using e-health in a prospective birth cohort study in Palestine. We also report the completeness and the reliability of the data. METHODS: Data on maternal and fetal health was collected prospectively for all women admitted to give birth during the period from 1st March 2015 to 31st December 2015 in three governmental hospitals in Gaza and three in the West Bank...
April 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395171/the-validity-of-the-gait-variability-index-for-individuals-with-mild-to-moderate-parkinson-s-disease
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Linda Rennie, Espen Dietrichs, Rolf Moe-Nilssen, Arve Opheim, Erika Franzén
Increased step-to-step variability is a feature of gait in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and is associated with increased disease severity and reductions in balance and mobility. The Gait Variability Index (GVI) quantifies gait variability in spatiotemporal variables where a score ≥100 indicates a similar level of gait variability as the control group, and lower scores denote increased gait variability. The study aim was to explore mean GVI score and investigate construct validity of the index for individuals with mild to moderate PD...
March 31, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385477/espen-guideline-clinical-nutrition-in-surgery
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Arved Weimann, Marco Braga, Franco Carli, Takashi Higashiguchi, Martin Hübner, Stanislaw Klek, Alessandro Laviano, Olle Ljungqvist, Dileep N Lobo, Robert Martindale, Dan L Waitzberg, Stephan C Bischoff, Pierre Singer
Early oral feeding is the preferred mode of nutrition for surgical patients. Avoidance of any nutritional therapy bears the risk of underfeeding during the postoperative course after major surgery. Considering that malnutrition and underfeeding are risk factors for postoperative complications, early enteral feeding is especially relevant for any surgical patient at nutritional risk, especially for those undergoing upper gastrointestinal surgery. The focus of this guideline is to cover nutritional aspects of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) concept and the special nutritional needs of patients undergoing major surgery, e...
June 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376912/head-to-head-comparison-of-aggressive-conventional-therapy-and-three-biological-treatments-and-comparison-of-two-de-escalation-strategies-in-patients-who-respond-to-treatment-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-open-label-blinded-assessor-phase-4-study
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Daniel Glinatsi, Marte S Heiberg, Anna Rudin, Dan Nordström, Espen A Haavardsholm, Bjorn Gudbjornsson, Mikkel Østergaard, Till Uhlig, Gerdur Grondal, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Merete L Hetland
BACKGROUND: New targeted therapies and improved treatment strategies have dramatically improved the outcomes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, it is unknown whether different early aggressive interventions can induce stable remission or a low-active disease state that can be maintained with conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (csDMARD) therapy, and whether they differ in efficacy and safety. The Nordic Rheumatic Diseases Strategy Trials And Registries (NORD-STAR) study will assess and compare (1) the proportion of patients who achieve remission in a head-to-head comparison between csDMARD plus glucocorticoid therapy and three different biological DMARD (bDMARD) therapies with different modes of action and (2) two de-escalation strategies in patients who respond to first-line therapy...
April 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372591/cooperation-between-geriatricians-and-general-practitioners-for-improved-pharmacotherapy-in-home-dwelling-elderly-people-receiving-polypharmacy-the-coop-study-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rita Romskaug, Espen Molden, Jørund Straand, Hege Kersten, Eva Skovlund, Kaisu H Pitkala, Torgeir Bruun Wyller
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy and inappropriate drug use is associated with negative health outcomes among older people. Various interventions for improving drug treatment have been evaluated, but the majority of studies are limited by the use of surrogate outcomes or suboptimal design. Thus, the potential for clinically significant improvements from different interventions is still unclear. The main objective of this study is therefore to evaluate the effect upon patient-relevant endpoints of a cooperation between geriatricians and general practitioners on complex drug regimens in home-dwelling elderly people...
April 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371398/targeting-tankyrase-to-fight-wnt-dependent-tumours
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Tor Espen Thorvaldsen
Aberrant WNT signalling activity is linked to various diseases due to the WNT dependency of fundamental processes during development and in adult tissue homeostasis. Mutations in components of the multiprotein β-catenin destruction complex promote excessive amounts of the main transcriptional activator β-catenin and are particularly common in colorectal cancer (CRC). The tankyrase enzymes were recently implicated as negative regulators of destruction complex activity by mediating degradation of the scaffolding protein AXIN...
April 2, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361743/the-role-of-nutritional-assessment-and-early-enteral-nutrition-for-combined-pancreas-and-kidney-transplant-candidates
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Sally Finlay, Argiris Asderakis, Adel Ilham, Doruk Elker, Dawn Chapman, Elijah Ablorsu
BACKGROUND: Early post-operative enteral nutrition is an important part of perioperative management and is strongly supported by ESPEN Guidelines. However, there is limited evidence into the use of Early Enteral Nutrition (EEN) after combined Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation (PKT). We know malnutrition in type-1 diabetics with end stage renal failure (ESRF) is a common problem and a significant risk factor. Therefore, we introduced EEN in our patients. METHOD: We monitored and recorded nutritional data on 29 PKT recipients who underwent transplantation between Oct 2007 and Jan 2010 without a nutritional assessment or EEN [Monitored Group (MG)] and on 30 PKT recipients between Feb 2010 and Dec 2013 who received a nutritional assessment and EEN (Naso-jejunal feed or oral intake with supplementation, according to their nutritional status) [Fed Group (FG)]...
February 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344167/protection-and-antibody-reactivity-following-vaccination-of-lumpfish-cyclopterus-lumpus-l-against-atypical-aeromonas-salmonicida
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Anita Rønneseth, Gyri T Haugland, Duncan J Colquhoun, Espen Brudal, Heidrun I Wergeland
Atypical Aeromonas salmonicida is frequently associated with disease and mortality in farmed lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L). Challenge experiments using different modes of exposure identified both high and low pathogenic isolates. Intraperitoneal vaccination induced production of high levels of specific antibodies particularly in fish given multiple injections. The immune sera contained antibodies cross reactive with both high and low pathogenic isolates. SDS-PAGE and LC/MSMS analyses showed that the highly virulent isolate expressed the virulence array protein (A-layer) while the less virulent isolate did not...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335455/viral-protein-kinetics-of-piscine-orthoreovirus-infection-in-atlantic-salmon-blood-cells
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Hanne Merethe Haatveit, Øystein Wessel, Turhan Markussen, Morten Lund, Bernd Thiede, Ingvild Berg Nyman, Stine Braaen, Maria Krudtaa Dahle, Espen Rimstad
Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) is ubiquitous in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and the cause of heart and skeletal muscle inflammation. Erythrocytes are important target cells for PRV. We have investigated the kinetics of PRV infection in salmon blood cells. The findings indicate that PRV causes an acute infection of blood cells lasting 1-2 weeks, before it subsides into persistence. A high production of viral proteins occurred initially in the acute phase which significantly correlated with antiviral gene transcription...
March 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333596/to-create-a-consensus-on-malnutrition-diagnostic-criteria
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Tommy Cederholm, Gordon L Jensen
During the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark (September 2016), representatives of the 4 largest global parenteral and enteral nutrition (PEN) societies from Europe (ESPEN), the United States (American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition [ASPEN]), Asia (Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia [PENSA]), and Latin America (Latin American Federation of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition [FELANPE]) and from national PEN societies around the world met to continue the conversation on how to diagnose malnutrition that started during the Clinical Nutrition Week, Austin, Texas (February 2016)...
March 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328028/large-area-elemental-imaging-reveals-van-eyck-s-original-paint-layers-on-the-ghent-altarpiece-1432-rescoping-its-conservation-treatment
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Geert Van der Snickt, Hélène Dubois, Jana Sanyova, Stijn Legrand, Alexia Coudray, Cécile Glaude, Marie Postec, Piet Van Espen, Koen Janssens
A combination of large-scale and micro-scale elemental imaging, yielding elemental distribution maps obtained by, respectively non-invasive macroscopic X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) and by secondary electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM-EDX) and synchrotron radiation-based micro-XRF (SR μ-XRF) imaging was employed to reorient and optimize the conservation strategy of van Eyck's renowned Ghent Altarpiece. By exploiting the penetrative properties of X-rays together with the elemental specificity offered by XRF, it was possible to visualize the original paint layers by van Eyck hidden below the overpainted surface and to simultaneously assess their condition...
March 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323214/immunological-interactions-between-piscine-orthoreovirus-and-salmonid-alphavirus-infections-in-atlantic-salmon
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Magnus Vikan Røsæg, Morten Lund, Ingvild Berg Nyman, Turhan Markussen, Vidar Aspehaug, Hilde Sindre, Maria Krudtaa Dahle, Espen Rimstad
Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI) and pancreas disease (PD) cause substantial losses in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture. The respective causative agents, Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) and Salmonid alphavirus (SAV), are widespread and often concurrently present in farmed salmon. An experimental infection in Atlantic salmon was conducted to study the interaction between the two viruses, including the immunological mechanisms involved. The co-infected fish were infected with PRV four or ten weeks before they were infected with SAV...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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