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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720662/proximal-tubule-apical-endocytosis-is-modulated-by-fluid-shear-stress-via-an-mtor-dependent-pathway
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Kimberly R Long, Katherine E Shipman, Youssef Rbaibi, Elizabeth V Menshikova, Vladimir B Ritov, Megan L Eshbach, Yu Jiang, Edwin K Jackson, Catherine J Baty, Ora A Weisz
Cells lining the proximal tubule (PT) have unique membrane specializations that are required to maintain the high capacity ion transport and endocytic functions of this nephron segment. PT cells in vivo acutely regulate ion transport in response to changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to maintain glomerulotubular balance. PT cells in culture upregulate endocytic capacity in response to acute changes in fluid shear stress (FSS); however it is not known whether GFR modulates PT endocytosis to enable maximally efficient uptake of filtered proteins in vivo Here we show that cells cultured under continuous FSS develop an expanded apical endocytic pathway as well as increased endocytic capacity and lysosomal biogenesis...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718877/takotsubo-syndrome-in-hemodynamically-unstable-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-study
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J Oras, J Lundgren, B Redfors, D Brandin, E Omerovic, H Seeman-Lodding, S-E Ricksten
INTRODUCTION: Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute cardiac condition that is often triggered by critical illness but that has rarely been studied in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. The aim of this study was to (i) estimate the incidence of TS in a hemodynamically unstable ICU-population; (ii) identify predictors of TS in this population; (iii) study the impact of TS on prognosis and course of hospitalization. METHODS: Medical records from all patients admitted to our general ICU from 2012 to 2015 were analyzed...
July 18, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710463/erratum-genomic-rna-folding-mediates-assembly-of-human-parechovirus
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Shabih Shakeel, Eric C Dykeman, Simon J White, Ari Ora, Joseph J B Cockburn, Sarah J Butcher, Peter G Stockley, Reidun Twarock
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July 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705670/empiric-antibiotic-protocols-for-cancer-patients-with-neutropenia-a-single-center-study-of-treatment-efficacy-and-mortality-in-patients-with-bacteremia
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Eyal Kleinhendler, Matan J Cohen, Allon E Moses, Ora Paltiel, Jacob Strahilevitz, Amos Cahan
BACKGROUND: A number of empiric antibiotic treatment options for febrile neutropenia exist, yet there is no universally-accepted initial protocol. We aimed to assess the performance of a protocol (piperacillin, gentamicin and cefazolin) introduced over 40 years ago and compare its coverage against bacteria isolated from blood of neutropenic patients to that of various commonly used antibiotic treatment protocols. METHODS: Adults with neutropenia admitted between 2003 and 2012 to the hemato-oncologic departments, in whom blood cultures were taken on admission were included...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705103/mother-child-emotion-dialogues-the-disrupting-effect-of-maternal-history-of-communal-sleeping
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Nina Koren-Karie, Ora Aviezer
The study examined associations between mothers' upbringing background (kibbutz vs. home) and maternal-sensitive guidance of emotional conversations with their preschool children; children's cooperation and exploration; and the coherence of their conversations. Using a quasi-experimental design, 112 children and their mothers (72 kibbutz raised, 40 home) completed the Autobiographical Emotional Event Dialogue. We hypothesized that maternal kibbutz upbringing would be associated to lower levels of mothers' sensitive guidance of the conversations, children's lower cooperation and exploration, and lower overall coherence...
July 13, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691534/relative-survival-and-excess-mortality-following-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Richard A Brogan, Oras Alabas, Sami Almudarra, Marlous Hall, Tatendashe B Dondo, Mamas A Mamas, Paul D Baxter, Phillip D Batin, Nick Curzen, Mark de Belder, Peter F Ludman, Chris P Gale
BACKGROUND: High survival rates are commonly reported following primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, with most contemporary studies reporting overall survival. AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe survival following primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction corrected for non-cardiovascular deaths by reporting relative survival and investigate clinically significant factors associated with poor long-term outcomes...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681719/an-outbreak-of-dengue-virus-denv-type-2-cosmopolitan-genotype-in-israeli-travellers-returning-from-the-seychelles-april-2017
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Yaniv Lustig, Dana Wolf, Ora Halutz, Eli Schwartz
Dengue virus infection was diagnosed in six Israeli travellers returning from the Seychelles in April 2017. Phylogenetic analysis identified identical sequences belonging to the Cosmopolitan genotype of dengue virus type 2 in all samples sequenced, thus providing evidence for a probable dengue type 2 outbreak in the Seychelles. This report further demonstrates the role of travellers as sentinels for arboviral infections, especially in countries with limited diagnostic capabilities.
June 29, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677090/klotho-levels-association-with-insulin-resistance-and-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Ana Paula Silva, Filipa Mendes, Luísa Pereira, André Fragoso, Rui Baptista Gonçalves, Nélio Santos, Fátima Rato, Pedro Leão Neves
PURPOSE: The present study aimed at evaluating the relationship between Klotho levels and insulin resistance and albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) in type 2 diabetic patients with CKD. METHODS: We conducted an observational, cross-sectional study in our outpatient diabetic nephropathy clinic from 2014 to 2016, enrolling a total of 107 type 2 diabetic patients with stage 2-3 CKD, with a mean age of 59 years. Several clinical and laboratorial parameters were evaluated, including those related to mineral and carbohydrate metabolism...
July 4, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676591/predictors-of-readiness-to-quit-stages-and-intention-to-quit-cigarette-smoking-in-2-and-6-months-in-lebanon
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Nelly Layoun, Souheil Hallit, Mirna Waked, Zeina Aoun Bacha, Isabelle Godin, Michele Dramaix, Pascale Salameh
BACKGROUND: We aimed at examining quitting behaviors among Lebanese cigarette smokers in order to clarify characteristics of adults who were more likely to intend to quit smoking. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: This study was conducted between March 2014 and March 2015, involving 382 patients randomly chosen from 5 outpatient clinics in 5 hospitals in Lebanon. A standardized questionnaire was completed including socio-demographic characteristics, smoking behavior, chronic respiratory symptoms, Fagerstrom scale, Mondor scale, packaging perception, quitting behavior and readiness to quit ladder...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675136/policy-content-and-stakeholder-network-analysis-for-infant-and-young-child-feeding-in-india
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Seema Puri, Sylvia Fernandez, Amrita Puranik, Deepika Anand, Abhay Gaidhane, Zahiruddin Quazi Syed, Archana Patel, Shahadat Uddin, Anne Marie Thow
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, infant and young child feeding (IYCF) indicators in India have improved. However, poor IYCF practices are still apparent, associated with pervasive high rates of child under-nutrition. Interventions to improve IYCF need augmentation by appropriate policy support to consolidate gains. The aim of this study was to identify opportunities to strengthen and support IYCF policies through a policy content and stakeholder network analysis. METHODS: IYCF policies and guidelines were systematically mapped and coded using predetermined themes...
June 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675134/overview-of-the-infant-and-young-child-feeding-policy-environment-in-pakistan-federal-sindh-and-punjab-context
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Hana Mahmood, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Durre Samin Akram, Shahadat Uddin, Michael J Dibley, Saleem Abassi, Amara Shakeel, Narjis Kazmi, Anne Marie Thow
BACKGROUND: Appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices have been identified as important for appropriate child growth and development. (Ministry of Planning and Development, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (2012)) Children in Pakistan still experience high rates of malnutrition, indicating a likely need for stronger IYCF policy. The purpose of this study was to identify major stakeholders who shape the IYCF policy environment and analyze which policies protect, promote and support IYCF practices, either directly or indirectly...
June 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674840/a-multimodal-analgesic-protocol-reduces-opioid-related-adverse-events-and-improves-patient-outcomes-in-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Jun Jie Ng, Wei Qi Leong, Chuen Seng Tan, Keah How Poon, Davide Lomanto, Jimmy B Y So, Asim Shabbir
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most commonly performed procedures for the treatment of obesity. Patients with obesity are more prone to experience opioid-related adverse events (ORAE). OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to determine if a multimodal analgesia protocol (MAP) reduces ORAE and provides effective pain relief for patients after LSG. SETTING: This study was conducted at University Hospital, Singapore...
July 3, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662606/patients-with-vasculitides-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-implications-from-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Yael Haviv, Ora Shovman, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Yarden Yavne, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Howard Amital, Abdulla Watad
BACKGROUND: Vasculitides are a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of vessels. Vasculitides may have life-threatening complications with significant morbidity and mortality; however, information regarding the outcome and prognosis of patients with vasculitides requiring intensive care unit (ICU) is scarce. METHODS: Data of patients with vasculitides admitted to the ICU of the Sheba Medical Center between the years 2000 and 2014 were retrieved retrospectively...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658124/diagnosis-and-management-of-head-and-neck-cancers-in-a-high-incidence-area-in-france-a-population-based-study
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Anne-Valerie N Guizard, Olivier J Dejardin, Ludivine C Launay, Simona Bara, Bénédicte M Lapôtre-Ledoux, Emmanuel B Babin, Guy D Launoy, Karine A Ligier
Head and neck cancers have a very poor prognosis and are common in France. They are subject to various recommendations for early detection and management, but there is no detailed data in the French general population to fuel the public health debate on it.A high-resolution population-based study about cancer management was conducted, using cancers registries in the north-west of France, on 1729 tumors diagnosed between 2008 and 2010.The tumors were diagnosed late (70.3% stage III-IV), mainly after the onset of symptoms (93...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653585/international-workshop-on-professionalism-in-the-practice-of-medicine-where-are-we-now
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Ora Paltiel, Lior Lowenstein, Jonathan Demma, Orly Manor
Medical professionalism refers to attributes, values, behaviors, responsibilities and commitments of physicians that are congruent with the public's expectations. An international workshop on medical professionalism took place at the Dead Sea, Israel, on December 11-12, 2016. The meeting brought together local medical professionals, physicians and others, as well as international experts, to discuss definitions of professionalism and wrestle with current challenges facing the profession including its perceived status and physician satisfaction, unprofessional behavior and its relation to health care quality and patient safety, and professionalism as a learned competence...
April 3, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653106/from-will-to-live-to-will-to-die-oncologists-nurses-and-social-workers-identification-of-suicidality-in-cancer-patients
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Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash, Samuel Ariad, Wendy Chen, Shira Birenstock-Cohen, Shahar Shapira, Merav Ben-David
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to examine how oncologists, nurses, and social workers identify suicidality in cancer patients. METHODS: Sixty-one healthcare professionals (23 oncologists, 18 social workers, and 20 nurses) at two academic cancer centers were interviewed using an in-depth interview guide. This was a qualitative study based on grounded theory methodology. Analysis involved line-by-line coding, with categories and themes emerging from participants' narratives...
June 26, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652362/phosphosite-charge-rather-than-shootward-localization-determines-octopus-activity-in-root-protophloem
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Alice S Breda, Ora Hazak, Christian S Hardtke
Polar cellular localization of proteins is often associated with their function and activity. In plants, relatively few polar-localized factors have been described. Among them, the plasma membrane-associated Arabidopsis proteins OCTOPUS (OPS) and BREVIS RADIX (BRX) display shootward and rootward polar localization, respectively, in developing root protophloem cells. Both ops and brx null mutants exhibit defects in protophloem differentiation. Here we show that OPS and BRX act genetically in parallel in this process, although OPS dosage increase mends defects caused by brx loss-of-function...
June 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648107/practitioners-experience-of-the-integration-of-mental-health-into-primary-health-care-in-the-west-rand-district-south-africa
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Ora Gerber
BACKGROUND: Despite the alarming prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders in South Africa, mental health care remains under-resourced. The Mental Health Framework Policy of South Africa outlined the objective to integrate mental health into primary health care. The aim is to make mental health care more accessible, affordable and acceptable. Practitioners, however, find the application of the policy challenging. The identification of challenges can guide efforts to create conditions favourable to the implementation of the policy...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642071/the-link-between-motor-and-cognitive-development-in-children-born-preterm-and-or-with-low-birth-weight-a-review-of-current-evidence
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Ora Oudgenoeg-Paz, Hanna Mulder, Marian J Jongmans, Ineke J M van der Ham, Stefan Van der Stigchel
The current review focuses on evidence for a link between early motor development and later cognitive skills in children born preterm or with Low Birth Weight (LBW). Studies with term born children consistently show such a link. Motor and cognitive impairments or delays are often seen in children born preterm or with LBW throughout childhood and studies have established a cross-sectional association between the two. However, it is not yet clear if, and if so, how, motor and cognitive skills are longitudinally interrelated in these children...
June 19, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635437/assessment-of-diagnostic-information-and-quality-of-working-alliance-with-clients-diagnosed-with-personality-disorders-during-the-mental-health-intake
#20
Ora Nakash, Maayan Nagar
BACKGROUND: A primary purpose of diagnostic systems is to improve care, yet, little is known about how providers use it routine clinical care. AIMS: We investigated specific DSM-IV personality disorders (PDs) diagnostic information therapists collected during intake visits and the association between a therapist PD diagnosis and clients' and therapists' reports of the quality of working alliance during the intake. METHOD: A total of 122 intakes (n = 34, 27...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
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