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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736470/structural-functional-relationships-between-eye-orbital-imaging-biomarkers-and-clinical-visual-assessments
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Xiuya Yao, Shikha Chaganti, Kunal P Nabar, Katrina Nelson, Andrew Plassard, Rob L Harrigan, Louise A Mawn, Bennett A Landman
Eye diseases and visual impairment affect millions of Americans and induce billions of dollars in annual economic burdens. Expounding upon existing knowledge of eye diseases could lead to improved treatment and disease prevention. This research investigated the relationship between structural metrics of the eye orbit and visual function measurements in a cohort of 470 patients from a retrospective study of ophthalmology records for patients (with thyroid eye disease, orbital inflammation, optic nerve edema, glaucoma, intrinsic optic nerve disease), clinical imaging, and visual function assessments...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736201/text-message-reminders-for-vaccination-of-adolescents-with-chronic-medical-conditions-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Annika M Hofstetter, Angela Barrett, Stewin Camargo, Susan L Rosenthal, Melissa S Stockwell
BACKGROUND: Many adolescents with chronic medical conditions (CMCs) are at risk of vaccine-preventable infection, yet are frequently under-vaccinated. Text message reminders, particularly those with embedded educational information, have been shown to increase general pediatric vaccination. Their use has not been studied specifically among adolescents with CMCs. METHODS: Eligible parents of adolescents with CMCs receiving care at one of 4 academically-affiliated pediatric clinics and requiring human papillomavirus (first dose), influenza, and/or pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines were randomized in 4 consecutive cohorts to receive text message vaccine reminders with or without embedded educational information ("educational" vs...
July 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735797/characteristics-correlates-and-assessment-of-psychosis-in-parkinson-disease-without-dementia
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Matthew J Barrett, Mark E Smolkin, Joseph L Flanigan, Binit B Shah, Madaline B Harrison, Scott A Sperling
INTRODUCTION: Considering that psychosis in Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with worse outcomes, including dementia, we aimed to study the characteristics, correlates, and assessment of PD psychosis in those without dementia. METHODS: 101 PD subjects without dementia (Montreal Cognitive Assessment ≥21/30) were recruited to participate in a study of neuropsychiatric symptoms in PD. This study included a baseline standard neurological exam and common PD symptom assessments...
July 15, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735431/a-systematic-review-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-male-and-paediatric-populations
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Simrun Virdee, James Greenan-Barrett, Coziana Ciurtin
Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a chronic multisystem autoimmune rheumatic disease characterised by female predominance. Although the disease is rare in the male and paediatric populations, it has been suggested that it may have a different disease phenotype, which has not been investigated before using a systematic approach. A systematic literature search of PubMed databases (updated to December 2016) was performed to identify all published data on the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory manifestations of pSS in the male and paediatric populations...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734832/superficial-esophageal-mucosal-afferent-nerves-may-contribute-to-reflux-hypersensitivity-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease
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P Woodland, J L Ooi, F Grassi, K Nikaki, C Lee, J A Evans, N Koukias, C Triantos, S A McDonald, M Peiris, R Aktar, L A Blackshaw, D Sifrim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the causes of heartburn in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Visible epithelial damage is seldom associated with symptom severity, evidenced by the significant symptom burden in patients with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) compared to patients with erosive reflux disease (ERD) or Barrett's esophagus (BE). We studied the distribution of mucosal nerve fibers in patients with NERD, ERD, and BE, and compared the results with those of healthy subjects...
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734153/the-impact-of-youth-internalising-and-externalising-symptom-severity-on-the-effectiveness-of-brief-personality-targeted-interventions-for-substance-misuse-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Eveline Perrier-Ménard, Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, Maeve O'Leary-Barrett, Alain Girard, Patricia J Conrod
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733768/estimates-of-health-utility-scores-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#7
Nigar Sekercioglu, Bryan Curtis, Sean Murphy, Gord Blackhouse, Brendan Barrett
INTRODUCTION: Coverage decisions in publicly funded healthcare systems require a formal, systematic and transparent assessment process for policies related to distribution of resources. The process is complex and employs multiple types of information, such as clinical effectiveness, costs and health utility scores which are used to produce quality-adjusted life years. The purpose of this study was to create health utility scores for CKD patients within the Canadian population. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of CKD patients...
July 21, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733735/laparoscopic-repair-of-giant-paraesophageal-hernia-are-there-factors-associated-with-anatomic-recurrence
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Michael Antiporda, Benjamin Veenstra, Chloe Jackson, Pujan Kandel, C Daniel Smith, Steven P Bowers
BACKGROUND: Repair of giant paraesophageal hernia (PEH) is associated with a favorably high rate of symptom improvement; however, rates of recurrence by objective measures remain high. Herein we analyze our experience with laparoscopic giant PEH repair to determine what factors if any can predict anatomic recurrence. METHODS: We prospectively collected data on PEH characteristics, variations in operative techniques, and surgeon factors for 595 patients undergoing laparoscopic PEH repair from 2008 to 2015...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732392/systematic-assessment-with-i-scan-magnification-endoscopy-and-acetic-acid-improves-dysplasia-detection-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
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Gideon Lipman, Raf Bisschops, Vinay Sehgal, Jacobo Ortiz-Fernández-Sordo, Rami Sweis, Jose M Esteban, Rifat Hamoudi, Matthew R Banks, Krish Ragunath, Laurence B Lovat, Rehan J Haidry
Background and study aims Enhanced endoscopic imaging with chromoendoscopy may improve dysplasia recognition in patients undergoing assessment of Barrett's esophagus (BE). This may reduce the need for random biopsies to detect more dysplasia. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of magnification endoscopy with I-SCAN (Pentax, Tokyo, Japan) and acetic acid (ACA) on dysplasia detection in BE using a novel mucosal and vascular classification system. Methods BE segments and suspicious lesions were recorded with high definition white-light and magnification endoscopy enhanced using all I-SCAN modes in combination...
July 21, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731094/assembly-and-dichroism-of-a-four-component-halogen-bonded-metal-organic-cocrystal-salt-solvate-involving-dicyanoaurate-i-acceptors
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Jan-Constantin Christopherson, Karlie P Potts, Oleksandr S Bushuyev, Filip Topić, Igor Huskić, Kari Rissanen, Christopher J Barrett, Tomislav Friščić
We describe the use of dicyanoaurate ions as linear ditopic metal-organic acceptors for the halogen bond-driven assembly of a dichroic metal-organic cocrystal based on azobenzene chromophores. Structural analysis by single crystal X-ray diffraction revealed that the material is a four-component solid, consisting of anticipated anionic metal-organic halogen-bonded chains based on dicyanoaurate ions, as well as complex potassium-based cations and discrete molecules of the crown ether 15-crown-5. Importantly, the structural analysis revealed the parallel alignment of the halogen-bonded chains required for dichroic behaviour, confirming that crystal engineering principles developed for the design of halogen-bonded dichroic organic cocrystals are also applicable to metal-based structures...
July 21, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730507/can-we-use-diet-to-effectively-treat-esophageal-disease-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Carolyn Newberry, Kristle Lynch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Esophageal diseases represent a wide variety of conditions affecting esophageal anatomy, physiology, and motility. Therapy focuses on pharmacotherapy and endoscopic or surgical management. Dietary therapy can be considered in management algorithms for specific esophageal diseases. This review focuses on outlining the literature related to dietary therapy in gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma...
August 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728790/a-mechanistic-damage-model-for-ligaments
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Jeff M Barrett, Jack P Callaghan
PURPOSE: The accuracy of biomechanical models is predicated on the realism by which they represent their biomechanical tissues. Unfortunately, most models use phenomenological ligament models that neglect the behaviour in the failure region. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to test whether a mechanistic model of ligamentous tissue portrays behaviour representative of actual ligament failure tests. MODEL: The model tracks the time-evolution of a population of collagen fibres in a theoretical ligament...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728138/first-trimester-urinary-bisphenol-a-concentration-in-relation-to-anogenital-distance-an-androgen-sensitive-measure-of-reproductive-development-in-infant-girls
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Emily S Barrett, Sheela Sathyanarayana, Omar Mbowe, Sally W Thurston, J Bruce Redmon, Ruby H N Nguyen, Shanna H Swan
INTRODUCTION: Evidence from animal models suggests that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a ubiquitous endocrine-disrupting chemical, is associated with adverse reproductive outcomes in females. Exposure during early gestation, a critical period for reproductive development, is of particular concern. Anogenital distance (AGD) is a sensitive biomarker of the fetal hormonal milieu and a measure of reproductive toxicity in animal models. In some studies, the daughters of BPA-exposed dams have shorter AGD than controls...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728137/rice-versus-drinking-water-estimating-the-primary-source-of-arsenic-in-the-u-s-diet
#14
Julia R Barrett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727576/severe-respiratory-failure-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Christopher J A Lockie, Stuart A Gillon, Nicholas A Barrett, Daniel Taylor, Asif Mazumder, Kaggere Paramesh, Katie Rowland, Kathleen Daly, Luigi Camporota, Christopher I S Meadows, Guy W Glover, Nicholas Ioannou, Christopher J Langrish, Stephen Tricklebank, Andrew Retter, Duncan L A Wyncoll
OBJECTIVES: For patients supported with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, the occurrence of intracranial hemorrhage is associated with a high mortality. It is unclear whether intracranial hemorrhage is a consequence of the extracorporeal intervention or of the underlying severe respiratory pathology. In a cohort of patients transferred to a regional severe respiratory failure center that routinely employs admission brain imaging, we sought 1) the prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage; 2) survival and neurologic outcomes; and 3) factors associated with intracranial hemorrhage...
July 19, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727501/validation-of-the-dominant-sequence-paradigm-and-role-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-imaging-in-pi-rads-version-2
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Matthew D Greer, Joanna H Shih, Nathan Lay, Tristan Barrett, Leonardo Kayat Bittencourt, Samuel Borofsky, Ismail M Kabakus, Yan Mee Law, Jamie Marko, Haytham Shebel, Francesca V Mertan, Maria J Merino, Bradford J Wood, Peter A Pinto, Ronald M Summers, Peter L Choyke, Baris Turkbey
Purpose To validate the dominant pulse sequence paradigm and limited role of dynamic contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) version 2 for prostate multiparametric MR imaging by using data from a multireader study. Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant retrospective interpretation of prospectively acquired data was approved by the local ethics committee. Patients were treatment-naïve with endorectal coil 3-T multiparametric MR imaging...
July 19, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727386/retroperitoneal-access-for-robotic-renal-surgery
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Barrett G Anderson, Alec J Wright, Aaron M Potretzke, R Sherburne Figenshau
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Retroperitoneal access for robotic renal surgery is an effective alternative to the commonly used transperitoneal approach. We describe our contemporary experience and technique for attaining retroperitoneal access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We outline our institutional approach to retroperitoneal access for the instruction of urologists at the beginning of the learning curve. The patient is placed in the lateral decubitus position. The first incision is made just inferior to the tip of the twelfth rib as described by Hsu, et al...
July 20, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726542/generation-and-functional-characterization-of-anti-human-and-anti-mouse-il-36r-antagonist-monoclonal-antibodies
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Rajkumar Ganesan, Ernest L Raymond, Detlev Mennerich, Joseph R Woska, Gary Caviness, Christine Grimaldi, Jennifer Ahlberg, Rocio Perez, Simon Roberts, Danlin Yang, Kavita Jerath, Kristopher Truncali, Lee Frego, Eliud Sepulveda, Priyanka Gupta, Su-Ellen Brown, Michael D Howell, Keith A Canada, Rachel Kroe-Barrett, Jay S Fine, Sanjaya Singh, M Lamine Mbow
Deficiency of interleukin (IL)-36 receptor antagonist (DITRA) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in IL36RN. IL-36R is a cell surface receptor and a member of the IL1R family that is involved in inflammatory responses triggered in skin and other epithelial tissues. Accumulating evidence suggests that IL-36R signaling may play a role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Therapeutic intervention of IL-36R signaling offers an innovative treatment paradigm for targeting epithelial cell-mediated inflammatory diseases such as the life-threatening psoriasis variant called generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP)...
July 20, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726391/tumor-associated-mutations-in-caspase-6-negatively-impact-catalytic-efficiency
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Kevin B Dagbay, Maureen E Hill, Elizabeth Barrett, Jeanne A Hardy
Unregulated, particularly suppressed programmed cell death is one of the distinguishing features of many cancer cells. The cysteine protease caspase-6, one of the executioners of apoptotic cell death, plays a crucial role in regulation of apoptosis. Several CASP6 gene somatic mutations in tumor tissues have been reported. This work explores the effect of CASP6 tumor-associated mutations on the catalytic efficiency and structure of caspase-6. In general, these mutations showed decreased overall catalytic turnover...
July 20, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726241/investigating-the-role-of-the-igf-axis-as-a-predictor-of-biochemical-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-patients-post-surgery
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Kieran J Breen, Amanda O'Neill, Lisa Murphy, Yue Fan, Susie Boyce, Noel Fitzgerald, Emma Dorris, Lauren Brady, Stephen P Finn, Brian D Hayes, Ann Treacy, Ciara Barrett, Mardiana Abdul Aziz, Elaine W Kay, John M Fitzpatrick, R William G Watson
BACKGROUND: Between 20% and 35% of prostate cancer (PCa) patients who undergo treatment with curative intent (ie, surgery or radiation therapy) for localized disease will experience biochemical recurrence (BCR). Alterations in the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis and PTEN expression have been implicated in the development and progression of several human tumors including PCa. We examined the expression of the insulin receptor (INSR), IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R), PTEN, and AKT in radical prostatectomy tissue of patients who developed BCR post-surgery...
July 20, 2017: Prostate
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