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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319286/a-successful-model-to-learn-and-implement-ultrasound-guided-venous-catheterization-in-apheresis
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Nigopan Gopalasingam, Anna-Marie Eller Thomsen, Lars Folkersen, Peter Juhl-Olsen, Erik Sloth
BACKGROUND: Apheresis treatments can be performed with peripheral venous catheters (PVC), although central venous catheters (CVC) are inserted when PVCs fail or patient with history of difficult vascular access prior to the apheresis. Ultrasound guidance for PVC has shown promising results in other settings. PURPOSE: To investigate if ultrasound guidance for PVC could be implemented among apheresis nurses. Second, how implementation of ultrasound guidance affected the number of CVCs used for apheresis per patient...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318808/t-cell-receptor-assessment-in-autoimmune-disease-requires-access-to-the-most-adjacent-immunologically-active-organ
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Bergithe E Oftedal, Brita Ardesjö Lundgren, David Hamm, Poh-Yi Gan, Stephen R Holdsworth, Christopher N Hahn, Andreas W Schreiber, Hamish S Scott
Next generation sequencing of T and B cell receptors is emerging as a valuable and effective method to diagnose and monitor hematopoietic malignancies. So far, this approach has not been fully explored in regard to autoimmune diseases. T cells develop in the thymus where they undergo positive and negative selection, and the autoimmune regulator (Aire) is central in the establishment of immunological tolerance. Loss of Aire leads to severe multiorgan autoimmune disease with infiltration of autoreactive T cells in affected organs...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316278/high-risk-obstetrical-call-center-a-model-for-regions-with-limited-access-to-care
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Sarah J Rhoads, Hari Eswaran, Christian E Lynch, Songthip T Ounpraseuth, Everett F Magann, Curtis L Lowery
PURPOSE: High-risk obstetrical care can be challenging for women in rural states with limited access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were evaluated from 62,342 obstetrical calls from pregnant and postpartum patients within rural Arkansas to a nurse call center. Call center nurses provided triage using evidence-based guidelines to patients across the state. Data were extracted and analyzed using retrospective data collection and descriptive statistical methods. RESULTS: Women had an average maternal age of 28 years old, average weeks gestation was 27...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315367/perturbation-of-old-knowledge-precedes-integration-of-new-knowledge
#4
Xiaoping Fang, Charles A Perfetti
The importance of memory consolidation in integrating new knowledge has received much recent attention in the field of word learning. Less examined is the change in existing word knowledge as a result of learning, which we hypothesize to occur prior to the opportunity for consolidation. To test this, we had participants learn new meanings for known words and novel words. Then they performed a one-back task on a list of words that included the trained words followed by words that probed either their new or original meanings while EEGs were recorded...
March 14, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306627/novel-microspheres-reduce-the-formation-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-and-repair-the-vascular-wall-in-a-rat-model
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Bingyang Dai, Lan Li, Qiangqiang Li, Xiaoxiao Song, Dongyang Chen, Jin Dai, Yao Yao, Wenjin Yan, Huajian Teng, Fang Yang, Zhihong Xu, Qing Jiang
L-Arginine (L-arg), widely known as a substrate for endogenous nitric oxide synthesis, can improve endothelial function associated with the vasculature, inhibit platelet aggregation, and alter the activity of vascular smooth muscle cells. P-selectin is a membrane component of the platelet alpha-granule and the endothelial cell-specific Wiebel-Palade body that plays a central role in mediating interactions between platelets and both leukocytes and the endothelium. The experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of novel microspheres with L-arg targeting P-selectin on the formation of deep vein thrombosis and repair of vascular wall in a rat model...
March 16, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302318/regional-differences-of-tibial-and-femoral-cartilage-in-the-chondrocyte-gene-expression-immunhistochemistry-and-composite-in-different-stages-of-osteoarthritis
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A Lahm, D Dabravolski, H Spank, H Merk, J Esser, R Kasch
The function of articular cartilage as an avascular tissue is mainly served by collagen type II and proteoglycan molecules. Within this matrix homeostasis between production and breakdown of the matrix is exceptionally sensitive. The current study was conducted to identify regional differences in specific alterations in cartilage composition during the osteoarthritic process of the human knee joint. Therefor the changes in the expression of the key molecules of the extracellular matrix were measured in dependence of the anatomical side (femoral vs tibial) and associated with immunohistochemistry and quantitative measurement...
February 24, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301458/the-psychosocial-effects-of-the-li-fraumeni-education-and-early-detection-lead-program-on-individuals-with-li-fraumeni-syndrome
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Jessica Ross, Jasmina Bojadzieva, Susan Peterson, Sarah Jane Noblin, Rebecca Yzquierdo, Martha Askins, Louise Strong
PURPOSE: In the past 5 years, new screening protocols have been developed that provide improved cancer screening options for individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS). Very little has been published on the psychosocial impact of these screening protocols. The goals of this study were to determine how participation in screening impacts individuals psychosocially, to examine the benefits and drawbacks of screening, and to evaluate possible barriers to continued screening. METHODS: We performed a qualitative study consisting of semistructured phone interviews conducted from December 2015 to February 2016 with 20 individuals attending the LFS screening program at MD Anderson Cancer Center...
March 16, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299488/measuring-the-benefits-of-a-regional-imaging-environment
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Jason Nagels, David Macdonald, Christine Coz
The use of central diagnostic imaging repositories (DIRs), that allow separate organizations with disparate PACS systems to seamlessly share patient data, is becoming more common; and as a result, the documentation of measurable benefits is a key deliverable to all stakeholders. Central DIRs and the implementation of foreign exam management (FEM) provide clinical users with the ability to seamlessly access DI exams and reports that originate from an outside location. FEM has been implemented to varying degrees across regional DIRs within Canada [1]...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298911/autoantibodies-against-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subunit-nr1-untangling-apparent-inconsistencies-for-clinical-practice
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Hannelore Ehrenreich
This viewpoint review provides an integrative picture of seemingly contradictory work published on N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor 1 (NMDAR1) autoantibodies (AB). Based on the present state of knowledge, it gives recommendations for the clinical decision process regarding immunosuppressive treatment. Brain antigen-directed AB in general and NMDAR1-AB in particular belong to a preexisting autoimmune repertoire of mammals including humans. Specific autoimmune reactive B cells may get repeatedly (perhaps transiently) boosted by various potential stimulants (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298236/potential-predatory-and-legitimate-biomedical-journals-can-you-tell-the-difference-a-cross-sectional-comparison
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Larissa Shamseer, David Moher, Onyi Maduekwe, Lucy Turner, Virginia Barbour, Rebecca Burch, Jocalyn Clark, James Galipeau, Jason Roberts, Beverley J Shea
BACKGROUND: The Internet has transformed scholarly publishing, most notably, by the introduction of open access publishing. Recently, there has been a rise of online journals characterized as 'predatory', which actively solicit manuscripts and charge publications fees without providing robust peer review and editorial services. We carried out a cross-sectional comparison of characteristics of potential predatory, legitimate open access, and legitimate subscription-based biomedical journals...
March 16, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297066/cerebral-hyperperfusion-and-other-consequences-of-hemodialysis-central-vein-catheters
#11
Haimanot Wasse
While central venous stenosis is a common consequence of protracted central venous catheter use, intracardiac device transvenous leads, and central venous instrumentation, the majority of patients who develop symptomatic central venous stenosis present with characteristic venous hypertension. However, some patients may develop an abnormal intracranial venous circulation and present with neurologic symptoms. This paper will summarize findings from case reports that describe the neurologic sequelae that can develop as a result of central venous stenosis/occlusion in end-stage renal disease patients with a functional arteriovenous access...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297057/dialysis-access-issues-related-to-conversion-from-peritoneal-dialysis-to-hemodialysis-and-vice-versa
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Maurizio Gallieni, Antonino Giordano, Anna Ricchiuto, Davide Gobatti, Maurizio Cariati
ABSTRACTHemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) represent two complementary modalities of renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease patients. Conversion between the two modalities is frequent and more likely to happen from PD to HD. Every year, 10% of PD patients convert to HD, suggesting the need for recommendations on how to proceed with the creation of a vascular access in these patients. Criteria for selecting patients who would likely fail PD, and therefore take advantage of a backup access, are undefined...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297054/optimal-timing-for-vascular-access-creation
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Tamara K Jemcov, Wim Van Biesen
Many guidelines recommend that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients should have a permanent vascular access, preferably an autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF), at the start of renal replacement therapy. Nevertheless, a large proportion of patients still start hemodialysis with a central venous catheter (CVC). On the other hand, there are increasing numbers of patients in whom an AVF has been created, but who never actually end up on dialysis, as well as a substantial number of patients in whom creation of a vascular access has been attempted unsuccessfully...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297051/endovascular-treatment-to-boost-av-fistula-maturation
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Lars Kamper, Patrick Haage
Impaired fistula maturation is associated with puncture-related complications, insufficient dialysis and potential permanent access failure. Non-maturation is frequently initiated by stenotic vascular access vessels comprising the outflow veins, the arteriovenous anastomosis and infrequently the inflow artery. Further findings in maturation protraction are central venous stenoses or accessory outflow veins. Depending on the underlying pathology, several endovascular approaches to boost fistula maturation are possible...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296665/papillomas-of-the-breast-factors-associated-with-underestimation
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Gabriela Boufelli, Marcelo A Giannotti, Carlos A Ruiz, Nestor de Barros, Luciano F Chala, Jonathan Y Maesaka, Rodrigo Goncalves, Bárbara H Bresciani, Paula Vianna, José M Soares, Edmund C Baracat, José R Filassi
The distinction between benign and malignant papilloma of the breast through percutaneous needle biopsy can be difficult because of limited samples; the underestimation rate can be up to 25%. The aim of this study is to identify clinical and histological factors associated with underestimation, invasive ductal carcinoma, or ductal in-situ carcinoma (DCIS) of the breast found in surgical specimens from papillary lesions. This may contribute toward selection of patients for a follow-up strategy without the need for surgical excision...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292637/patterns-and-predictors-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-occlusion-the-3p-o-study
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Shawna N Smith, Nancy Moureau, Valerie M Vaughn, Tanya Boldenow, Scott Kaatz, Paul J Grant, Steven J Bernstein, Scott A Flanders, Vineet Chopra
PURPOSE: To evaluate patterns and predictors of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from a multihospital study were used to examine factors associated with PICC occlusion. Occlusion was defined if documented in the medical record or when tissue plasminogen activator was administered for occlusion-related concerns. Mixed-effects logistic regression was used to predict occlusion, controlling for patient-, provider-, device-, and hospital-level characteristics...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292567/images-of-suffering-depicted-in-diaries-of-family-caregivers-in-the-acute-stage-of-necrotising-soft-tissue-infection-a-content-analysis
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Ingrid Egerod, Annette E Andersson, Ann-Mari Fagerdahl, Vibeke E Knudsen
OBJECTIVES: Severe necrotising soft tissue infections (NSTI) are rare life threatening rapidly progressing bacterial infections requiring immediate diagnosis and treatment. The aim of the study was to explore the experience of family caregivers of patients with necrotising soft tissue infection during the acute stage of disease. METHODS: Our study had a qualitative descriptive binational design using qualitative content analysis to explore diaries written by close family members (n=15)...
March 11, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291231/targeted-deep-sequencing-of-flowering-regulators-in-brassica-napus-reveals-extensive-copy-number-variation
#18
Sarah Schiessl, Bruno Huettel, Diana Kuehn, Richard Reinhardt, Rod J Snowdon
Gene copy number variation (CNV) is increasingly implicated in control of complex trait networks, particularly in polyploid plants like rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) with an evolutionary history of genome restructuring. Here we performed sequence capture to assay nucleotide variation and CNV in a panel of central flowering time regulatory genes across a species-wide diversity set of 280 B. napus accessions. The genes were chosen based on prior knowledge from Arabidopsis thaliana and related Brassica species...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289287/energy-transduction-and-alternating-access-of-the-mammalian-abc-transporter-p-glycoprotein
#19
Brandy Verhalen, Reza Dastvan, Sundarapandian Thangapandian, Yelena Peskova, Hanane A Koteiche, Robert K Nakamoto, Emad Tajkhorshid, Hassane S Mchaourab
ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters of the exporter class harness the energy of ATP hydrolysis in the nucleotide-binding domains (NBDs) to power the energetically uphill efflux of substrates by a dedicated transmembrane domain (TMD). Although numerous investigations have described the mechanism of ATP hydrolysis and defined the architecture of ABC exporters, a detailed structural dynamic understanding of the transduction of ATP energy to the work of substrate translocation remains elusive. Here we used double electron-electron resonance and molecular dynamics simulations to describe the ATP- and substrate-coupled conformational cycle of the mouse ABC efflux transporter P-glycoprotein (Pgp; also known as ABCB1), which has a central role in the clearance of xenobiotics and in cancer resistance to chemotherapy...
March 13, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288634/understanding-the-implementation-and-adoption-of-a-technological-intervention-to-improve-medication-safety-in-primary-care-a-realist-evaluation
#20
Mark Jeffries, Denham L Phipps, Rachel L Howard, Anthony J Avery, Sarah Rodgers, Darren M Ashcroft
BACKGROUND: Monitoring for potentially hazardous prescribing is increasingly important to improve medication safety. Healthcare information technology can be used to achieve this aim, for example by providing access to prescribing data through surveillance of patients' electronic health records. The aim of our study was to examine the implementation and adoption of an electronic medicines optimisation system that was intended to facilitate clinical audit in primary care by identifying patients at risk of an adverse drug event...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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