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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818344/the-2016-espen-arvid-wretlind-lecture-the-gut-in-stress
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Stephen A McClave, Cynthia C Lowen, Robert G Martindale
The gut has a major influence on the course of the human stress response in critical illness for several reasons; the quantity of its immune tissue, the extent of interface with the external environment, the expanse of the microbiome, and its access to the systemic circulation. In critical illness, it is not uncommon to lose mucosal barrier function, which exposes the host to the downside effects of luminal contents and epithelial cell regulation. In that setting, the microbiome is converted to a pathobiome, upregulation of metabolic and immune responses occurs, and homeostatic defense systems are compromised...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818204/geometry-as-a-confounder-when-assessing-ventricular-systolic-function-comparison-between-ejection-fraction-and-strain
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Thomas M Stokke, Nina E Hasselberg, Marit K Smedsrud, Sebastian I Sarvari, Kristina H Haugaa, Otto A Smiseth, Thor Edvardsen, Espen W Remme
BACKGROUND: Preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) and reduced myocardial strain are reported in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and more. OBJECTIVES: The authors performed a combined mathematical and echocardiographic study to understand the inconsistencies between EF and strains. METHODS: An analytical equation showing the relationship between EF and the 4 parameters, global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), wall thickness, and short-axis diameter, was derived from an elliptical LV model...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815442/excessive-daytime-sleepiness-in-secondary-chronic-headache-from-the-general-population
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Espen Saxhaug Kristoffersen, Knut Stavem, Christofer Lundqvist, Michael Bjørn Russell
BACKGROUND: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS, defined as Epworth sleepiness scale score > 10) is a common symptom, with a prevalence of 10-20% in the general population. It is associated with headache and other chronic pain disorders. However, little is known about the prevalence of EDS among people with secondary chronic headaches. FINDINGS: A total of 30,000 persons aged 30-44 from the general population was screened for headache by a questionnaire. The 633 eligible participants with self-reported chronic headache were interviewed and examined by a headache specialist who applied the International Classification of Headache Disorders with supplementary definitions for chronic rhinosinusitis and cervicogenic headache...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814431/calprotectin-as-a-marker-of-inflammation-in-patients-with-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Maria Karolina Jonsson, Nina Paulshus Sundlisæter, Hilde Haugedal Nordal, Hilde Berner Hammer, Anna-Birgitte Aga, Inge Christoffer Olsen, Karl Albert Brokstad, Désirée van der Heijde, Tore K Kvien, Bjørg-Tilde Svanes Fevang, Siri Lillegraven, Espen A Haavardsholm
OBJECTIVES: Calprotectin is an inflammatory marker of interest in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We evaluated whether the level of calprotectin was associated with disease activity, and if it was predictive of treatment response and radiographic progression in patients with early RA. METHODS: Plasma from disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD)-naïve patients with RA fulfilling 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria with symptom duration <2 years was analysed for calprotectin at baseline, and after 1, 3 and 12 months...
August 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811353/the-omeract-rheumatoid-arthritis-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-scoring-system-updated-recommendations-by-the-omeract-mri-in-arthritis-working-group
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Mikkel Østergaard, Charles G Peterfy, Paul Bird, Frédérique Gandjbakhch, Daniel Glinatsi, Iris Eshed, Espen A Haavardsholm, Siri Lillegraven, Pernille Bøyesen, Bo Ejbjerg, Violaine Foltz, Paul Emery, Harry K Genant, Philip G Conaghan
OBJECTIVE: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scoring system (RAMRIS), evaluating bone erosion, bone marrow edema/osteitis, and synovitis, was introduced in 2002, and is now the standard method of objectively quantifying inflammation and damage by MRI in RA trials. The objective of this paper was to identify subsequent advances and based on them, to provide updated recommendations for the RAMRIS. METHODS: MRI studies relevant for RAMRIS and technical and scientific advances were analyzed by the OMERACT MRI in Arthritis Working Group, which used these data to provide updated considerations on image acquisition, RAMRIS definitions, and scoring systems for the original and new RA pathologies...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810170/the-role-of-speed-and-incline-in-the-spontaneous-choice-of-technique-in-classical-roller-skiing
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Gertjan Ettema, Espen Kveli, Magne Øksnes, Øyvind Sandbakk
Cross-country skiers change technique depending on terrain (incline) and effort (work rate; speed at a particular incline or resistance). The literature is not unequivocal about the influence of incline or speed on the choice of technique, i.e., which of these act as a 'control parameter'. Identifying task related control parameters for spontaneous technique shifts assists elucidating which mechanisms are active for triggering technique transitions. The aim of this study was to investigate whether speed or incline acted as such control parameter for technique shifts during classic style roller skiing...
August 12, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802519/espen-guidelines-on-nutritional-support-for-polymorbid-internal-medicine-patients
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Filomena Gomes, Philipp Schuetz, Lisa Bounoure, Peter Austin, María Ballesteros-Pomar, Tommy Cederholm, Jane Fletcher, Alessandro Laviano, Kristina Norman, Kalliopi-Anna Poulia, Paula Ravasco, Stephane M Schneider, Zeno Stanga, C Elizabeth Weekes, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Polymorbidity (also known as multimorbidity) - defined as the co-occurrence of at least two chronic health conditions - is highly prevalent, particularly in the hospitalized population. Nonetheless, clinical guidelines largely address individual diseases and rarely account for polymorbidity. The aim of this project was to develop guidelines on nutritional support for polymorbid patients hospitalized in medical wards. METHODS: The methodology used for the development of the current project follows the standard operating procedures for ESPEN guidelines...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774261/modelling-the-burden-of-hepatitis-c-infection-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-norway-1973-2030
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Hinta Meijerink, Richard A White, Astrid Løvlie, Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio, Olav Dalgard, Ellen J Amundsen, Espen Melum, Hilde Kløvstad
BACKGROUND: Lack of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence data in (Norwegian) high-risk groups impedes the ability to make informed decisions on prevention measures. Thus we rely on modelling to estimate the incidence and burden of HCV infections. METHODS: We constructed a compartmental model for HCV infections in Norway among active and former people who inject drugs (PWIDs). We based yearly transition rates on literature. The model was fitted to absolute numbers of hepatitis C associated cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and death from national data sources (2000-2013)...
August 3, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768642/editorial-focus-on-overload-mediated-skeletal-muscle-hypertrophy-is-not-impaired-by-loss-of-myofiber-stat3
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Adam J Amorese, Espen E Spangenburg
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August 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761742/implementing-precision-cancer-medicine-in-the-public-health-services-of-norway-the-diagnostic-infrastructure-and-a-cost-estimate
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Anne Hansen Ree, Hege G Russnes, Daniel Heinrich, Svein Dueland, Kjetil Boye, Vigdis Nygaard, Laxmi Silwal-Pandit, Olga Østrup, Eivind Hovig, Vegard Nygaard, Einar A Rødland, Sigve Nakken, Janne T Øien, Christin Johansen, Inger R Bergheim, Veronica Skarpeteig, Menaka Sathermugathevan, Torill Sauer, Marius Lund-Iversen, Klaus Beiske, Salah Nasser, Lars Julsrud, Claudius H Reisse, Espen A Ruud, Vivi Ann Flørenes, Kirsten T Hagene, Eline Aas, Hilde Lurås, Siv Johnsen-Soriano, Gry A Geitvik, Ole Christian Lingjærde, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Gunhild M Mælandsmo, Kjersti Flatmark
OBJECTIVE: Through the conduct of an individual-based intervention study, the main purpose of this project was to build and evaluate the required infrastructure that may enable routine practice of precision cancer medicine in the public health services of Norway, including modelling of costs. METHODS: An eligible patient had end-stage metastatic disease from a solid tumour. Metastatic tissue was analysed by DNA sequencing, using a 50-gene panel and a study-generated pipeline for analysis of sequence data, supplemented with fluorescence in situ hybridisation to cover relevant biomarkers...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759630/c77g-in-ptprc-cd45-is-no-risk-allele-for-ovarian-cancer-but-associated-with-less-aggressive-disease
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Johannes Landskron, Sigrid M Kraggerud, Elisabeth Wik, Anne Dørum, Merete Bjørnslett, Espen Melum, Øystein Helland, Line Bjørge, Ragnhild A Lothe, Helga B Salvesen, Kjetil Taskén
The pan lymphocyte marker CD45 exists in various isoforms arising from alternative splicing of the exons 4, 5 and 6. While naïve T cells express CD45RA translated from an mRNA containing exon 4, exons 4-6 are spliced out to encode the shorter CD45R0 in antigen-experienced effector/memory T cells. The SNP C77G (rs17612648) is located in exon 4 and blocks the exon's differential splicing from the pre-mRNA, enforcing expression of CD45RA. Several studies have linked C77G to autoimmune diseases but lack of validation in other cohorts has left its role elusive...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756778/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-mortality-in-pre-hospital-tracheal-intubation-to-emergency-department-intubation-in-trauma-patients
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Espen Fevang, Zane Perkins, David Lockey, Elisabeth Jeppesen, Hans Morten Lossius
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital endotracheal intubation is frequently used for trauma patients in many emergency medical systems. Despite a wide range of publications in the field, it is debated whether the intervention is associated with a favourable outcome, when compared to more conservative airway measures. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify interventional and observational studies where the mortality rates of adult trauma patients undergoing pre-hospital endotracheal intubation were compared to those undergoing emergency department intubation...
July 31, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737700/a-novel-brominated-alkaloid-securidine-a-isolated-from-the-marine-bryozoan-securiflustra-securifrons
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Priyanka Michael, Kine Ø Hansen, Johan Isaksson, Jeanette H Andersen, Espen Hansen
A novel brominated alkaloid, Securidine A, was isolated from the cold water marine bryozoan Securiflustra securifrons. Securidine A was isolated using semi-preparative HPLC, and the structure was elucidated by spectroscopic methods. The isolated Securidine A was tested for cytotoxic, antibacterial, and anti-diabetic activities as well as for its potential for inhibition of biofilm formation. No significant biological activity was observed in the applied bioassays, thus expanded bioactivity profiling is required, in order to reveal any potential applications for Securidine A...
July 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725445/manual-ventilation-and-open-suction-procedures-contribute-to-negative-pressures-in-a-mechanical-lung-model
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Espen Rostrup Nakstad, Helge Opdahl, Fridtjof Heyerdahl, Fredrik Borchsenius, Ole Henning Skjønsberg
INTRODUCTION: Removal of pulmonary secretions in mechanically ventilated patients usually requires suction with closed catheter systems or flexible bronchoscopes. Manual ventilation is occasionally performed during such procedures if clinicians suspect inadequate ventilation. Suctioning can also be performed with the ventilator entirely disconnected from the endotracheal tube (ETT). The aim of this study was to investigate if these two procedures generate negative airway pressures, which may contribute to atelectasis...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724962/novel-transcriptional-signatures-for-sputum-independent-diagnostics-of-tuberculosis-in-children
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John Espen Gjøen, Synne Jenum, Dhanasekaran Sivakumaran, Aparna Mukherjee, Ragini Macaden, Sushil K Kabra, Rakesh Lodha, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Marielle C Haks, Timothy Mark Doherty, Christian Ritz, Harleen M S Grewal
Pediatric tuberculosis (TB) is challenging to diagnose, confirmed by growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at best in 40% of cases. The WHO has assigned high priority to the development of non-sputum diagnostic tools. We therefore sought to identify transcriptional signatures in whole blood of Indian children, capable of discriminating intra-thoracic TB disease from other symptomatic illnesses. We investigated the expression of 198 genes in a training set, comprising 47 TB cases (19 definite/28 probable) and 36 asymptomatic household controls, and identified a 7- and a 10-transcript signature, both including NOD2, GBP5, IFITM1/3, KIF1B and TNIP1...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723731/the-combined-effect-of-cyp2b6-genotype-and-other-candidate-genes-on-a-steady-state-serum-concentration-of-methadone-in-opioid-maintenance-treatment
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Marianne K Kringen, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, Jean-Paul Bernard, Jørgen G Bramness, Espen Molden, Gudrun Høiseth
BACKGROUND: A considerable inter-individual variability in methadone pharmacokinetics is seen in patients on methadone maintenance treatment. The aim of this study was to clarify the impact of the reduced function CYP2B6*6 variant allele together with variants in other candidate genes on a steady-state methadone concentration in a naturalistic setting. METHODS: Information of methadone serum concentration, dose, age, gender and CYP2C9, CYP2C19, and CYP2D6 genotypes were collected from a routine therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) database while variant alleles in CYP2B6 and CYP3A5 were retrospectively genotyped...
July 18, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718968/the-design-of-the-mbt-g-adherence-and-quality-scale
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Espen J Folmo, Sigmund W Karterud, Kjetil Bremer, Kristoffer L Walther, Elfrida H Kvarstein, Geir A F Pedersen
Few group psychotherapy studies focus on therapists' interventions, and instruments that can measure group psychotherapy treatment fidelity are scarce. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reliability of the Mentalization-based Group Therapy Adherence and Quality Scale (MBT-G-AQS), which is a 19-item scale developed to measure adherence and quality in mentalization-based group therapy (MBT-G). Eight MBT groups and eight psychodynamic groups (a total of 16 videotaped therapy sessions) were rated independently by five raters...
August 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713384/intact-cd100-cd72-interaction-necessary-for-tcr-induced-t-cell-proliferation
#18
Xiaojun Jiang, Niklas K Björkström, Espen Melum
Targeting CD100 by antibody blockade is a potential therapeutic strategy for cancers, but the functional effects on T cells following blockade of this immune activating molecule are rarely considered. Indeed, CD100 is highly expressed in T cells and anti-CD100 antibodies play a role during T cell proliferation; however, the outcome varies from different studies and the underlying mechanism is still unclear. To address this, monoclonal antibody clones directed against CD100 were evaluated. In their soluble form, four of these antibodies significantly reduced the expansion of T cells in the presence of bead-bound anti-CD3/CD28, either in total peripheral blood mononuclear cell or purified T cell culture systems...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708853/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-venlafaxine-in-pregnancy-changes-in-drug-disposition
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Andreas Austgulen Westin, Malin Brekke, Espen Molden, Eirik Skogvoll, Olav Spigset
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy may cause changes in drug disposition. The clinical consequences may be profound and even counterintuitive; in some cases pregnant women may need more than twice their usual drug dose in order to maintain therapeutic drug levels. For antidepressants, evidence on drug disposition in pregnancy is scarce. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of pregnancy on serum levels of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and venlafaxine in a large and naturalistic patient material, in order to provide tentative dose recommendations for pregnant women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701261/five-year-survival-and-causes-of-death-in-patients-on-home-parenteral-nutrition-for-severe-chronic-and-benign-intestinal-failure
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Francisca Joly, Janet Baxter, Michael Staun, Darlene G Kelly, Yi Lisa Hwa, Olivier Corcos, Antonella De Francesco, Federica Agostini, Stanislaw Klek, Lidia Santarpia, Franco Contaldo, Cora Jonker, Geert Wanten, Luisa Chicharro, Rosa Burgos, Andre Van Gossum, Cristina Cuerda, Nuria Virgili, Loris Pironi
BACKGROUND & AIM: Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is the primary treatment for chronic intestinal failure (IF). Intestinal transplantation (ITx) is indicated when there is an increased risk of death due to HPN complications or to the underlying disease. Age, pathophysiologic conditions and underlying disease are known predictors of HPN dependency and overall survival. Although the cause of death on HPN is mostly related to underlying disease in these patients, the relationship between mortality and duration of HPN use remains unclear...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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