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Katie M O'Brien, Dale P Sandler, Min Shi, Quaker E Harmon, Jack A Taylor, Clarice R Weinberg
Genetic factors likely influence individuals' concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], a biomarker of vitamin D exposure previously linked to reduced risk of several chronic diseases. We conducted a genome-wide association study of serum 25(OH)D (assessed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry) and 386,449 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Our sample consisted of 1,829 participants randomly selected from the Sister Study, a cohort of women who had a sister with breast cancer but had never had breast cancer themselves...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
Mesay Hailu Dangisso, Endrias Markos Woldesemayat, Daniel Gemechu Datiko, Bernt Lindtjørn
BACKGROUND: The status of tuberculosis (TB) patients since initiation of treatment is unknown in South Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term outcomes of smear-positive TB patients since initiation and completion of treatment, which includes TB recurrence and mortality of TB patients. METHODS: We did a retrospective cohort study on 2,272 smear-positive TB patients who initiated treatment for TB from September 1, 2002-October 10, 2012 in health facilities in Dale district and Yirgalem town administration...
2018: PloS One
George D Bittner, Dale R Sengelaub, Cameron L Ghergherehchi
Current Neuroscience dogma holds that transections or ablations of a segment of peripheral nerves produce: (1) Immediate loss of axonal continuity, sensory signaling, and motor control; (2) Wallerian rapid (1-3 days) degeneration of severed distal axons, muscle atrophy, and poor behavioral recovery after many months (if ever, after ablations) by slowly-regenerating (1 mm/d), proximal-stump outgrowths that must specifically reinnervate denervated targets; (3) Poor acceptance of microsutured nerve allografts, even if tissue-matched and immune-suppressed...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
Jan E Angus, Craig M Dale, Lisa Seto Nielsen, Marnie Kramer-Kile, Jennifer Lapum, Cheryl Pritlove, Beth Abramson, Jennifer A Price, Susan Marzolini, Paul Oh, Alex Clark
BACKGROUND: Habitual practices are challenged by chronic illness. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) involves changes to habits of diet, activity and tobacco use, and although it is effective for people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), some participants are reportedly less likely to complete programs and adopt new health related practices. Within the first three months of enrolling in CR, attrition rates are highest for women and for people with diabetes. Previous studies and reviews indicate that altering habits is very difficult, and the social significance of such change requires further study...
January 6, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
Ralph Maddison, Ralph Stewart, Rob Doughty, Tony Scott, Andrew Kerr, Jocelyne Benatar, Robyn Whittaker, Jonathan C Rawstorn, Anna Rolleston, Yannan Jiang, Paul Estabrooks, Rachel Karen Sullivan, Hannah Bartley, Leila Pfaeffli Dale
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an essential component of contemporary management for patients with coronary heart disease, including following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). CR typically involves education and support to assist people following an ACS to make lifestyle changes and prevent subsequent events. Despite its benefits, uptake and participation in tradition CR programs is low. The use of mobile technologies (mHealth) offers the potential to improve reach, access, and delivery of CR support...
January 25, 2018: Trials
Victoria R Nachar, Anthony J Perissinotti, Gianni B Scappaticci, Dale L Bixby, Bernard L Marini
PURPOSE: Day 14 bone marrow (BM) biopsies following standard induction in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have a suboptimal ability to predict complete remission (CR). The decision to administer re-induction chemotherapy with residual disease on day 14 is variable and lacks clear guidance. METHODS: We retrospectively compared clinical and laboratory characteristics of adult patients with newly diagnosed, previously untreated AML who underwent 3+7 induction chemotherapy from January 2004 until February 2017...
December 2017: Leukemia Research
Nicola Busatto, Umberto Salvagnin, Francesca Resentini, Silvia Quaresimin, Lorella Navazio, Oriano Marin, Maria Pellegrini, Fabrizio Costa, Dale F Mierke, Livio Trainotti
In vascular plants the cell-to-cell interactions coordinating morphogenetic and physiological processes are mediated, among others, by the action of hormones, among which also short mobile peptides were recognized to have roles as signals. Such peptide hormones (PHs) are involved in defense responses, shoot and root growth, meristem homeostasis, organ abscission, nutrient signaling, hormone crosstalk and other developmental processes and act as both short and long distant ligands. In this work, the function of CTG134, a peach gene encoding a ROOT GROWTH FACTOR/GOLVEN-like PH expressed in mesocarp at the onset of ripening, was investigated for its role in mediating an auxin-ethylene crosstalk...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
Vincenzo Valiani, Sandrine Sourdet, Dale A Schoeller, Dawn C Mackey, Douglas C Bauer, Nancy W Glynn, Yosuke Yamada, Tamara B Harris, Todd M Manini
BACKGROUND: Total daily energy expenditure (TEE) is composed of resting metabolic rate (RMR), post-prandial thermogenesis and activity energy expenditure (AEE). Higher AEE is strongly associated with lower mortality and physical limitations among older adults, but factors that predict changes in AEE in septu and octogenarians are not clearly understood. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with late-life longitudinal change in AEE. DESIGN: Energy expenditure was re-assessed in 83 participants (average age at baseline, 74...
2017: PloS One
Rich Maas, Scott Wallentine, Dale Gerke, Sam Crager, Jessica Stewart
BACKGROUND: Micro-instability (non-radiographic clinical instability) continues to gain recognition as a problem at the hip. Although most research has been directed to anterior hip instability, posterior hip instability (PHI) has also garnered attention. PHI is under recognized, difficult to identify, and confused with other hip pathologies such as a simple sprain or strain. A novel clinical test is introduced that may have helped identify PHI in this patient. Additionally, a conservative rehabilitation approach emphasizing stabilization exercises is described...
September 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Vijay Naraynsingh, Shamir O Cawich, Dale Hassranah, Feisal Daniel, Ravi Maharaj, Patrick Harnarayan
Many patients with massive lower gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage from diverticulosis are subjected to total colectomy when preoperative localisation is unavailable. We dissected colectomy specimens and noted that there was limited retrograde reflux in most of these cases. Therefore, we sought to assess the value of a positive endoluminal erythrocyte presence (PEEP) test (presence of fresh blood in the caecum) to direct segmental colectomies in 14 patients who required emergency operations for massive lower GI haemorrhage...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Conrad Krawiec, Dale Carl, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Gary D Ceneviva, Neal J Thomas
BACKGROUND: Timely ventilator liberation is crucial in the pediatric ICU. In many pediatric ICUs, the decision to initiate weaning is driven by the physician, which may lead to delays in ventilator liberation. The objectives of this quality improvement project were to develop and implement a respiratory therapist (RT)-led protocol for screening for spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) readiness, to test protocol feasibility, and to evaluate its impact on SBT timing. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all intubated patients in the pediatric ICU for 18 months prior to protocol institution...
October 2017: Respiratory Care
Lewis S Hart, James L Webb, Sara Dale, Simon J Bending, Marcin Mucha-Kruczynski, Daniel Wolverson, Chaoyu Chen, José Avila, Maria C Asensio
ReSe2 and ReS2 are unusual compounds amongst the layered transition metal dichalcogenides as a result of their low symmetry, with a characteristic in-plane anisotropy due to in-plane rhenium 'chains'. They preserve inversion symmetry independent of the number of layers and, in contrast to more well-known transition metal dichalcogenides, bulk and few-monolayer Re-TMD compounds have been proposed to behave as electronically and vibrational decoupled layers. Here, we probe for the first time the electronic band structure of bulk ReSe2 by direct nanoscale angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
Emma J Adams, Anna E Chalkley, Dale W Esliger, Lauren B Sherar
BACKGROUND: Promoting walking for the journey to/from work and during the working day is one potential approach to increase physical activity in adults. Walking Works was a practice-led, whole-workplace walking programme delivered by employees (walking champions). This study aimed to evaluate the implementation of Walking Works using the RE-AIM framework and provide recommendations for future delivery of whole-workplace walking programmes. METHODS: Two cross sectional surveys were conducted; 1544 (28%) employees completed the baseline survey and 918 employees (21%) completed the follow-up survey...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
Daling Zhou, Qingzhang Du, Jinhui Chen, Qingshi Wang, Deqiang Zhang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) function in various biological processes. However, their roles in secondary growth of plants remain poorly understood. Here, 15,691 lncRNAs were identified from vascular cambium, developing xylem, and mature xylem of Populus tomentosa with high and low biomass using RNA-seq, including 1,994 lncRNAs that were differentially expressed (DE) among the six libraries. 3,569 cis-regulated and 3,297 trans-regulated protein-coding genes were predicted as potential target genes (PTGs) of the DE lncRNAs to participate in biological regulation...
October 1, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
Audrey S Wallace, Vladislav Tchatalbachev, Jay Nelson, Zhenyu Wang, Paul Dale, Gregory B Biedermann
PURPOSE: Little is known about long-term radiographic findings after treatment with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). METHODS: Univariate and multivariate analysis of factors leading to formation and resolution of seroma were performed in patients treated with lumpectomy and APBI. RESULTS: Post-treatment images of 129 patients were reviewed by one radiologist. Median surgical excision volume was 108.9 cc (range 20.5-681.9). Primary mode of imaging was mammogram...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Yves Menezo, Brian Dale, Kay Elder
DNA methylation is a biochemical process that modifies gene expression without changing the underlying DNA sequence, and this represents the molecular basis for imprinting and epigenetics. Recent reports have revealed alterations in DNA methylation profiles in the placenta of babies born from assisted reproductive technologies (ART). This supports several previous observations that suggested an increase in the prevalence of imprinting diseases following ART treatment, and also fits our observations regarding the metabolism and requirements of early human embryos...
April 25, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
Nichola Foster, Rachel Kornhaber, Sarah McGarry, Fiona M Wood, Dale W Edgar
Heterotopic Ossification (HO) is a rare but severely debilitating complication after a burn. Despite there being literature of varying quality explaining the postulated pathological process, risk factors and treatment for HO, the individual experiences of adults diagnosed with HO following a burn, remains unreported. This study sought to explore and describe burn survivors' experiences of HO to gain a greater understanding of the clinical needs for this unique patient population. A phenomenological inquiry of five men and one woman selected through purposeful sampling collected in-depth interviews analysed using Colaizzi's method of data analysis...
September 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Heather A Wakelee, Scott Gettinger, Jeffrey Engelman, Pasi A Jänne, Howard West, Deepa S Subramaniam, Joseph Leach, Michael Wax, Yifah Yaron, Dale R Miles, Primo N Lara
PURPOSE: Cabozantinib is a multi-kinase inhibitor that targets MET, AXL, and VEGFR2, and may synergize with EGFR inhibition in NSCLC. Cabozantinib was assessed alone or in combination with erlotinib in patients with progressive NSCLC and EGFR mutations who had previously received erlotinib. METHODS: This was a phase Ib/II study (NCT00596648). The primary objectives of phase I were to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics and to determine maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of cabozantinib plus erlotinib in patients who failed prior erlotinib treatment...
May 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Vincent Wu, Edward A Sykes, Dale Mercer, Wilma M Hopman, Ephraim Tang
BACKGROUND: Square knots are the gold standard in hand-tie wound closure, but are difficult to reproduce in deep cavities, inadvertently resulting in slipknots. The reversing half-hitch alternating post (RHAP) knot has been suggested as an alternative owing to its nonslip nature and reproducibility in limited spaces. We explored whether the RHAP knot is noninferior to the square knot by assessing tensile strength. METHODS: We conducted 10 trials for each baseline and knot configuration, using 3-0 silk and 3-0 polyglactin 910 sutures...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
Sheah Lin Lee, Nina Claire Dempsey-Hibbert, Dale Vimalachandran, Terence David Wardle, Paul A Sutton, John H H Williams
HSPC1 is a critical protein in cancer development and progression, including colorectal cancer (CRC). However, clinical trial data reporting the effectiveness of HSPC1 inhibitors on several cancer types has not been as successful as predicted. Furthermore, some N-terminal inhibitors appear to be much more successful than others despite similar underlying mechanisms. This study involved the application of three N-terminal HSPC1 inhibitors, 17-DMAG, NVP-AUY922 and NVP-HSP990 on CRC cells. The effects on client protein levels over time were examined...
March 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
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