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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531210/judging-time-to-passage-of-looming-sounds-evidence-for-the-use-of-distance-based-information
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Rosa Mariana Silva, João Lamas, Carlos César Silva, Yann Coello, Sandra Mouta, Jorge Almeida Santos
Perceptual judgments are an essential mechanism for our everyday interaction with other moving agents or events. For instance, estimation of the time remaining before an object contacts or passes us is essential to act upon or to avoid that object. Previous studies have demonstrated that participants use different cues to estimate the time to contact or the time to passage of approaching visual stimuli. Despite the considerable number of studies on the judgment of approaching auditory stimuli, not much is known about the cues that guide listeners' performance in an auditory Time-to-Passage (TTP) task...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527920/emerging-bronchoscopic-treatments-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Wouter H van Geffen, Huib A M Kerstjens, Dirk-Jan Slebos
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease characterized by pathophysiological factors including airflow limitation, hyperinflation and reduced gas exchange. Treatment consists of lifestyle changes, lung rehabilitation and pharmacological therapies such as long acting beta-2-agonists (LABA) and long acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA). More recently bronchoscopic treatments are emerging for COPD. Among them endobronchial valves(EBV) and endobronchial coils (EBC), next to endobronchial stents, sclerosing agents, targeted lung denervation and liquid nitrogen metered cryospray...
May 17, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527315/longitudinal-decline-in-speech-production-in-parkinson-s-disease-spectrum-disorders
#3
Sharon Ash, Charles Jester, Collin York, Olga L Kofman, Rachel Langey, Amy Halpin, Kim Firn, Sophia Dominguez Perez, Lama Chahine, Meredith Spindler, Nabila Dahodwala, David J Irwin, Corey McMillan, Daniel Weintraub, Murray Grossman
We examined narrative speech production longitudinally in non-demented (n=15) and mildly demented (n=8) patients with Parkinson's disease spectrum disorder (PDSD), and we related increasing impairment to structural brain changes in specific language and motor regions. Patients provided semi-structured speech samples, describing a standardized picture at two time points (mean±SD interval=38±24months). The recorded speech samples were analyzed for fluency, grammar, and informativeness. PDSD patients with dementia exhibited significant decline in their speech, unrelated to changes in overall cognitive or motor functioning...
May 17, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523462/statin-prescription-strategies-and-atherogenic-cholesterol-goals-attainment-in-lebanese-coronary-artery-disease-patients
#4
Soubra Lama, Domiati Souraya, Fattouh Youssef
Background Current guidelines recommend a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal of <1.8 mmol/L (<70 mg/dL) and a non high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) goal of <2.6 mmol/L (<00 mg/dL) for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Objective This study aimed to describe real-life statin prescription strategies and to assess their effectiveness in terms of LDL-C and non-HDL-C goals attainment in a cohort of CAD patients. Setting Outpatient cardiology specialty clinics located in main Lebanese cities...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515710/resistant-hypertension-after-hypertensive-intracerebral-hemorrhage-is-associated-with-more-medical-interventions-and-longer-hospital-stays-without-affecting-outcome
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Daojun Hong, Dana Stradling, Cyrus K Dastur, Yama Akbari, Leonid Groysman, Lama Al-Khoury, Jefferson Chen, Steven L Small, Wengui Yu
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is the most common cause of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of this study is to investigate the role of resistant HTN in patients with ICH. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a retrospective study of all consecutive ICH admissions at our medical center from November 2013 to October 2015. The clinical features of patients with resistant HTN (requiring four or more antihypertensive agents to keep systolic blood pressure <140 mm Hg) were compared with those with responsive HTN (requiring three or fewer agents)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514994/active-syphilis-and-its-association-with-hiv-and-sexual-risk-behaviours-in-a-multicity-sample-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-peru
#6
Lia N Pizzicato, Panagiotis Vagenas, Pedro Gonzales, Javier R Lama, Monica Pun, Jorge Sanchez, Frederick L Altice
Background: Syphilis in Peru is heavily concentrated in men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW). The aim of the present study was to understand the risk factors for active syphilis infection among MSM and TGW in Peru. Methods: Independent correlates suggestive of active syphilis infection were examined to better understand risk factors for syphilis in MSM and TGW, with separate analyses conducted based on location and among TGW. In 2011, 5101 MSM and TGW completed both self-report surveys and HIV and syphilis testing in five Peruvian cities...
May 18, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512184/effect-of-intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-on-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-hypertension-the-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-sprint-trial
#7
Elsayed Z Soliman, Walter T Ambrosius, William C Cushman, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Jeffrey T Bates, Javier A Neyra, Thaddeus Y Carson, Leonardo Tamariz, Lama Ghazi, Monique E Cho, Brian P Shapiro, Jiang He, Lawrence J Fine, Cora E Lewis
Background -It is currently unknown whether intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering beyond that recommended would lead to more lowering of the risk of Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with hypertension, and whether reducing the risk of LVH explains the reported cardiovascular disease (CVD) benefits of intensive BP lowering in this population. Methods -This analysis included 8,164 participants (mean age 67.9 years, 35.3% women, 31.2% blacks) with hypertension but no diabetes from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention (SPRINT) Trial; 4,086 randomly assigned to intensive BP lowering (target systolic BP<120mmHg) and 4,078 assigned to standard BP lowering (target systolic BP <140mmHg)...
May 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509857/microbial-diversity-in-extreme-marine-habitats-and-their-biomolecules
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REVIEW
Annarita Poli, Ilaria Finore, Ida Romano, Alessia Gioiello, Licia Lama, Barbara Nicolaus
Extreme marine environments have been the subject of many studies and scientific publications. For many years, these environmental niches, which are characterized by high or low temperatures, high-pressure, low pH, high salt concentrations and also two or more extreme parameters in combination, have been thought to be incompatible to any life forms. Thanks to new technologies such as metagenomics, it is now possible to detect life in most extreme environments. Starting from the discovery of deep sea hydrothermal vents up to the study of marine biodiversity, new microorganisms have been identified, and their potential uses in several applied fields have been outlined...
May 16, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509614/the-impact-of-pharmacist-telephone-calls-after-discharge-on-satisfaction-of-oncology-patients-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Sewar S Salmany, Lujeen Ratrout, Abdallah Amireh, Randa Agha, Noor Nassar, Nour Mahmoud, Dalia Rimawi, Lama Nazer
Purpose The aim of the study was to determine the impact of telephone follow-up calls on satisfaction in oncology patients after hospital discharge. Method A randomized controlled study, in which patients were randomized into two groups: The experimental group with the telephone follow-up (TFU) calls (intervention) and the control group (no intervention). The telephone follow-up call was conducted within 72 h after discharge. During the call, patients were asked about their medications, namely, whether they received them, understood how to take them, and whether they developed any medication-related adverse effect...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508357/biofluid-proteomics-and-biomarkers-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Safa Azar, Anwarul Hasan, Richard Younes, Farah Najdi, Lama Baki, Hussein Ghazale, Firas H Kobeissy, Kazem Zibara, Stefania Mondello
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by an external mechanical force, affecting millions of people worldwide. The disease course and prognosis are often unpredictable, and it can be challenging to determine an early diagnosis in case of mild injury as well as to accurately phenotype the injury. There is currently no cure for TBI-drugs having failed repeatedly in clinical trials-but an intense effort has been put to identify effective neuroprotective treatment. The detection of novel biomarkers, to understand more of the disease mechanism, facilitates early diagnosis, predicts disease progression, and develops molecularly targeted therapies that would be of high clinical interest...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507058/hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-1%C3%AE-regulates-urinary-concentration-and-response-to-hypertonicity
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Karam Aboudehen, Lama Noureddine, Patricia Cobo-Stark, Svetlana Avdulov, Shayan Farahani, Micah D Gearhart, Daniel G Bichet, Marco Pontoglio, Vishal Patel, Peter Igarashi
The transcription factor hepatocyte nuclear factor-1β (HNF-1β) is essential for normal kidney development and function. Inactivation of HNF-1β in mouse kidney tubules leads to early-onset cyst formation and postnatal lethality. Here, we used Pkhd1/Cre mice to delete HNF-1β specifically in renal collecting ducts (CDs). CD-specific HNF-1β mutant mice survived long term and developed slowly progressive cystic kidney disease, renal fibrosis, and hydronephrosis. Compared with wild-type littermates, HNF-1β mutant mice exhibited polyuria and polydipsia...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503940/matrix-solid-phase-dispersion-as-a-tool-for-phytochemical-and-bioactivities-characterisation-crataegus-oxyacantha-l-_a-case-study
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Wassila Benabderrahmane, Marta Lores, Juan Pablo Lamas, Samir Benayache
The use of a matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) process to extract polyphenols from hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha L.) a deciduous shrub with an expected rich phytochemical profile, has been evaluated. MSPD extracts of fruits and leaves have an outstanding content of polyphenols, although the particular phenolic profile is solvent dependent. The extracts were analysed by HPLC-DAD for the accurate identification of the major bioactive polyphenols, some of which have never been described for this species. MSPD has proven to be a good alternative to the classic methods of obtaining natural extracts, fast and with low consumption of organic solvents, therefore, environmentally friendly...
May 15, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501962/arthrodesis-of-the-thumb-carpometacarpal-joint-using-a-quadrangular-plate-surgical-technique-and-long-term-results-of-70-patients
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Verónica Jiménez-Díaz, David Cecilia-López, Miguel Ángel Porras-Moreno, Gema Muñoz-Sánchez, Lorena García-Lamas, Fernando Jara-Sánchez
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term results of trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis using a quadrangular plate, regarding clinical, radiological and functional outcomes, as well as development of complications. MATERIAL AND METHOD: From 2005 to 2015, 70 patients were treated at our institution for primary osteoarthrosis of thumb carpometacarpal joint performing a trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis. A total of 85 arthrodesis were carried out using a titanium quadrangular plate (Proflyle plate, Stryker(®), Kalamazoo MI, USA), without grafting in any case...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500945/carbohydrate-based-electrochemical-biosensor-for-detection-of-a-cancer-biomarker-in-human-plasma
#14
Marion Devillers, Lama Ahmad, Hafsa Korri-Youssoufi, Laurent Salmon
Autocrine motility factor (AMF) is a tumor-secreted cytokine that stimulates tumor cell motility in vitro and metastasis in vivo. AMF could be detected in serum or urine of cancer patients with worse prognosis. Reported as a cancer biomarker, AMF secretion into body fluids might be closely related to metastases formation. In this study, a sensitive and specific carbohydrate-based electrochemical biosensor was designed for the detection and quantification of a protein model of AMF, namely phosphoglucose isomerase from rabbit muscle (RmPGI)...
April 23, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494060/%C3%AE-zone-parapapillary-atrophy-and-rates-of-glaucomatous-visual-field-progression-african-descent-and-glaucoma-evaluation-study
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C Gustavo De Moraes, James T Murphy, Chad M Kaplan, Jeremy J Reimann, Alon Skaat, Dana M Blumberg, Lama Al-Aswad, George A Cioffi, Christopher A Girkin, Felipe A Medeiros, Robert N Weinreb, Linda Zangwill, Jeffrey M Liebmann
Importance: β-zone parapapillary atrophy (βPPA) has been reported as a risk factor for glaucoma onset and progression. Previous studies have shown that the prevalence of βPPA differs between individuals of African descent (AD) and European descent (ED). Objective: To test whether the association between the presence and progression of βPPA vs visual field progression of glaucoma differs between these 2 ancestry groups. Design, Setting, and Participants: In a prospective, multicenter, longitudinal cohort study, 634 individuals (1090 eyes) enrolled in the African Descent and Evaluation Study (ADAGES) with a diagnosis of glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON) or ocular hypertension (OHT) and at least 2 disc stereophotographs were included...
May 11, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491268/umeclidinium-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-latest-evidence-and-place-in-therapy
#16
REVIEW
Kesavan Suresh Babu, Jaymin Bhagwanji Morjaria
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and health care expenditure throughout the world. COPD guidelines recommend the use of long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) either alone or in combination with a long-acting β2 agonist (LABA). For over 10 years, tiotropium was the only LAMA that was used in the management of COPD. Over the past few years, various new drugs have been identified that act on the muscarinic receptors and β2 receptors. Umeclidinium (Umec) is a new LAMA currently approved for use in patients with COPD either as monotherapy or in combination with vilanterol (Vil)...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487583/health-care-and-pharmacy-practice-in-jordan
#17
Lama H Nazer, Haitham Tuffaha
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March 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484849/radial-nerve-injury-following-elbow-external-fixator-report-of-three-cases-and-literature-review
#18
Luis Trigo, Juan Sarasquete, Laura Noguera, Ignacio Proubasta, Claudia Lamas
INTRODUCTION: Radial nerve palsy is a rare but serious complication following elbow external fixation. Only 11 cases have been reported in the literature to date, but the incidence may be underreported. We present three new cases of this complication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the three cases of radial palsy seen in our center following the application of an external fixator as treatment for complex elbow injuries. RESULTS: Mean patient age at surgery was 50 years...
May 8, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469087/models-of-lung-transplant-research-a-consensus-statement-from-the-national-heart-lung-and-blood-institute-workshop
#19
REVIEW
Vibha N Lama, John A Belperio, Jason D Christie, Souheil El-Chemaly, Michael C Fishbein, Andrew E Gelman, Wayne W Hancock, Shaf Keshavjee, Daniel Kreisel, Victor E Laubach, Mark R Looney, John F McDyer, Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Rebecca A Shilling, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, David S Wilkes, Jerry P Eu, Mark R Nicolls
Lung transplantation, a cure for a number of end-stage lung diseases, continues to have the worst long-term outcomes when compared with other solid organ transplants. Preclinical modeling of the most common and serious lung transplantation complications are essential to better understand and mitigate the pathophysiological processes that lead to these complications. Various animal and in vitro models of lung transplant complications now exist and each of these models has unique strengths. However, significant issues, such as the required technical expertise as well as the robustness and clinical usefulness of these models, remain to be overcome or clarified...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468648/expedited-partner-therapy-ept-increases-the-frequency-of-partner-notification-among-msm-in-lima-peru-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Jesse L Clark, Eddy R Segura, Catherine E Oldenburg, Jessica Rios, Silvia M Montano, Amaya Perez-Brumer, Manuel Villaran, Jorge Sanchez, Thomas J Coates, Javier R Lama
BACKGROUND: Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) has been shown to improve treatment outcomes among heterosexual partners of individuals with curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Although the use of EPT with men who have sex with men (MSM) has been debated, due to the potential for missed opportunities to diagnose unidentified cases of HIV and syphilis infection in symptomatic partners, increases in partner notification (PN) resulting from use of EPT may promote testing and treatment of otherwise unidentified partners...
May 4, 2017: BMC Medicine
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