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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454364/personalized-therapy-tests-for-the-monitoring-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-development
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Małgorzata Rogalińska, Paweł Góralski, Jerzy Z Błoński, Paweł Robak, Jan Barciszewski, Aneta Koceva-Chyła, Henryk Piekarski, Tadeusz Robak, Zofia M Kilianska
There is individual variation in the course of disease development and response to therapy of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Novel treatment options for CLL include a new generation of purine analogs, antibodies and inhibitors of specific cell signaling pathways, which typically induce apoptosis or necrosis. A prospective analysis of patient blood samples revealed that a combination of four tests allowed the most appropriate and effective type of treatment to be selected prior to drug administration, and for the analysis of leukemic cell sensitivity to anticancer drug(s) during disease development...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454356/harnessing-antitumor-immunity-employment-of-tumor-recall-antigens-to-optimize-the-inflammatory-response-to-cancer
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Kimberly A Silverio, Shyam A Patel
The advent of immunotherapy for cancer has contributed to the era of personalized medicine for cancer. The various immunotherapy-based treatments that have been explored thus far include monoclonal antibody therapy, tumor vaccines, immune checkpoint blockade and adoptive T cell transfer, among others. The groundwork for all these immunotherapeutic modalities rests within the tumor microenvironment, specifically the immune factors that influence the tumor-drug interface. Prior to therapeutic design, the tumor microenvironmental interactions and the current barriers to successful treatment must first be understood...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454071/increased-gait-variability-may-not-imply-impaired-stride-to-stride-control-of-walking-in-healthy-older-adults-winner-2013-gait-and-clinical-movement-analysis-society-best-paper-award
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Jonathan B Dingwell, Mandy M Salinas, Joseph P Cusumano
Older adults exhibit increased gait variability that is associated with fall history and predicts future falls. It is not known to what extent this increased variability results from increased physiological noise versus a decreased ability to regulate walking movements. To "walk", a person must move a finite distance in finite time, making stride length (Ln) and time (Tn) the fundamental stride variables to define forward walking. Multiple age-related physiological changes increase neuromotor noise, increasing gait variability...
March 31, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454027/levels-and-risk-factors-for-urinary-metabolites-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-children-living-in-chongqing-china
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Shudan Liu, Qin Liu, Truls Ostbye, Mary Story, Xu Deng, Yiwen Chen, Wenyan Li, Hong Wang, Jingfu Qiu, Junfeng Zhang
AIMS: Since childhood exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes, the aims of this study were to1) document PAH exposure levels among children in Chongqing, China by measuring urinary concentrations of four PAH metabolites, 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHPyr), 2-hydroxynaphthalene (2-OHNap), 2-hydroxyfluorine (2-OHFlu) and 9-hydroxyphenanthrene (9-OHPhe), and 2) assess the associations of urinary concentrations of these PAH metabolites with risk factors related to sources of PAHs inhalation and ingestion exposures and with personal attributes such as sex, age, and BMI...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453978/oxytocin-attenuates-social-and-non-social-avoidance-re-thinking-the-social-specificity-of-oxytocin
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Osnat Harari-Dahan, Amit Bernstein
Re-examining decades of the social construal of Oxytocin, the General Approach-Avoidance Hypothesis of Oxytocin (GAAO) predicts that Oxytocin will modulate responding to emotionally-evocative and personally-relevant social and non-social stimuli due to its action on the neural substrate of approach and avoidance motivation. We report the first critical experimental test of GAAO predictions by means of a double-blind intra-nasal administration of Oxytocin vs. placebo in 90 healthy adults (N=90, 50% women). As predicted, we found that among men and women for whom negative emotion (anxious arousal) is motivationally-relevant, intra-nasal administration of Oxytocin reduced behavioral avoidance of emotionally-evocative negatively-valenced social and non-social stimuli, but not closely matched emotionally-neutral stimuli...
April 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453651/a-panoromic-view-of-personal-cancer-genomes
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Lidia Mateo, Oriol Guitart-Pla, Carles Pons, Miquel Duran-Frigola, Roberto Mosca, Patrick Aloy
The massive molecular profiling of thousands of cancer patients has led to the identification of many tumor type specific driver genes. However, only a few (or none) of them are present in each individual tumor and, to enable precision oncology, we need to interpret the alterations found in a single patient. Cancer PanorOmics (http://panoromics.irbbarcelona.org) is a web-based resource to contextualize genomic variations detected in a personal cancer genome within the body of clinical and scientific evidence available for 26 tumor types, offering complementary cohort- and patient-centric views...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453592/-cutaneous-myiasis-due-to-cochliomyia-hominivorax-associated-with-seborrheic-dermatitis
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Perla Calderón H, Camilo Rojas E, Werner Apt B, Douglas Castillo O
Myiasis is an infestation of tissues and organs of humans and animals by Diptera larvae (flies, horseflies, mosquitoes). They are located at different body sites, and classified clinically as cutaneous, visceral and cavitary. We report a 26-year-old woman with a history of seborrheic dermatitis and recent trip to Brazil. She presented with a seven days history of suppurating wounds in the parieto-occipital area of the scalp. At physical examination we found three ulcers of approximately 1.5 cm each, with multiple mobile larvae inside...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453525/high-mortality-among-male-hiv-infected-patients-after-prison-release-art-is-not-enough-after-incarceration-with-hiv
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Florence Huber, Alice Merceron, Yoann Madec, Gueda Gadio, Vincent About, Agathe Pastre, Isabelle Coupez, Antoine Adenis, Leila Adriouch, Mathieu Nacher
CONTEXT: French Guiana is a South American French territory, where HIV prevalence consistently exceeds 1% in the adult population. In the only correctional facility, HIV prevalence fluctuates at around 4%. AIMS: After describing the population of HIV-positive inmates, we aimed to evaluate mortality after release from the correctional facility, and to identify its predictive factors. RATIONALE: Outside North American settings, data on treatment outcome and vital status of HIV-positive former inmates are scarce...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453500/rasch-derived-teachers-emotions-questionnaire
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Kristin L K Koskey, Renee R Mudrey, Wondimu Ahmed
The purpose of this research was to estimate the reliability of the scores produced from and validity of the inferences drawn from the revised 90-item Teachers' Emotion Questionnaire consisting of three measures: frequency of emotional expressivity, self-efficacy for regulation of emotional expressivity when teaching, and self-efficacy for regulation of context-specific emotional expressivity. A void exists in an instrument assessing teachers' regulation and communication of their emotions. One-hundred seventeen practicing teachers participated in this study at Time 1 and 46 at Time 2...
2017: Journal of Applied Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453498/scale-anchoring-with-the-rasch-model
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Adam E Wyse
Scale anchoring is a method to provide additional meaning to particular scores at different points along a score scale by identifying representative items associated with the particular scores. These items are then analyzed to write statements of what types of performance can be expected of a person with the particular scores to help test takers and other stakeholders better understand what it means to achieve the different scores. This article provides simple formulas that can be used to identify possible items to serve as scale anchors with the Rasch model...
2017: Journal of Applied Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449385/linkage-to-hiv-care-after-home-based-hiv-counselling-and-testing-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Eugene Ruzagira, Kathy Baisley, Anatoli Kamali, Samuel Biraro, Heiner Grosskurth
BACKGROUND: Home-based HIV counselling and testing (HBHCT) has the potential to increase HIV testing uptake in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) but data on linkage to HIV care after HBHCT are scarce. We conducted a systematic review of linkage to care after HBHCT in SSA. METHODS: Five databases were searched for studies published between 1(st) January 2000 and 19(th) August 2016 that reported on linkage to care among adults newly identified with HIV infection through HBHCT...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449358/incident-rate-and-risk-factors-for-tuberculosis-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-retrospective-cohort-study-in-shanghai-china
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Hanbi Qiu, Yan Shi, Yanyun Li, Xin Shen, Rui Li, Qundi Yang, Qichao Pan, Fei Yan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incident rate of tuberculosis (TB) and its associates among adults with type 2 diabetes in Shanghai, China. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among 170,399 type 2 diabetes patients aged ≥18 years who were registered in Shanghai Community-Based Diabetes Management System between 2004 and 2009. Their TB status was tracked until December 31, 2014. Cox regression was performed to identify the risk factors for TB RESULTS: We documented 785 new TBcases during 654,977 person-years of follow-up...
April 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449273/systematic-review-the-safety-of-vedolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
W A Bye, V Jairath, S P L Travis
BACKGROUND: Vedolizumab specifically recognises the α4β7 integrin and selectively blocks gut lymphocyte trafficking: potentially, it offers gut-specific immunosuppression. AIM: To review the safety of vedolizumab and summarise post-marketing data to assess if any safety concerns that differ from registration trials have emerged. METHOD: A systematic bibliographic search identified six registration trials and nine cohort studies. RESULTS: Integrated data from registration trials included 2830 vedolizumab-exposed patients (4811 person-years exposure [PYs]) and 513 placebo patients...
April 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449115/estimation-of-state-level-prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-us-states-and-district-of-columbia-2010
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Eli S Rosenberg, Eric W Hall, Patrick S Sullivan, Travis H Sanchez, Kimberly A Workowski, John W Ward, Deborah Holtzman
Background.: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Previous analyses of the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicated approximately 3.6 million noninstitutionalized persons with antibody to HCV (anti-HCV). However, state-level prevalence remains less understood and cannot be estimated reliably from NHANES alone. Methods.: We used 3 publicly available government data sources to estimate anti-HCV prevalence in each US state among noninstitutionalized persons aged ≥18 years...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448963/paradoxical-aging-in-hiv-immune-senescence-of-b-cells-is-most-prominent-in-young-age
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Stefano Rinaldi, Suresh Pallikkuth, Varghese K George, Lesley R de Armas, Rajendra Pahwa, Celeste M Sanchez, Maria Fernanda Pallin, Li Pan, Nicola Cotugno, Gordon Dickinson, Allan Rodriguez, Margaret Fischl, Maria Alcaide, Louis Gonzalez, Paolo Palma, Savita Pahwa
Combination antiretroviral therapies (cART)can lead to normal life expectancy in HIV-infected persons, and people aged >50 yrs represent the fastest growing HIV group. Although HIV and aging are independently associated with impaired humoral immunity, immune status in people aging with HIV is relatively unexplored. In this study influenza vaccination was used to probe age associated perturbations in the B cell compartment of HIV-negative "healthy controls" (HC) and virologically controlled HIV-infected participants on cART (HIV) (n=124), grouped by age as young (<40 yrs), middle-aged (40-59yrs) or old (>60 yrs)...
April 27, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448792/imagining-possible-selves-across-time-characteristics-of-self-images-and-episodic-thoughts
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J Hamilton, S N Cole
Thinking about our possible selves can entail thinking about self-related imagined future events. When remembering and imagining, individuals can use both 1st person (field) and 3rd person (observer) perspectives. There is currently a paucity of research examining the visual perspectives of episodic future thoughts that represent possible selves. We hypothesised that temporally distant self-images would elicit more observer perspectives in episodic thoughts than temporally near self-images and current self-images...
April 24, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448761/sleeping-cupid-by-caravaggio-what-diagnosis
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Paolo Pozzilli, Marco Cappa
The Sleeping Cupid, by Italian painter Caravaggio is a masterpiece painted in 1608. Signs of an endocrine disease are hidden among the shadows of the painting. We decided to conduct a survey among endocrinologists practicing in Italy and asked them if they could identify a specific disease condition in Caravaggio's Sleeping Cupid. A total of 86 members from two Italian endocrine societies completed the survey, 67 from the Society of Endocrinology and 19 from the Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448682/validation-of-the-behavioural-observation-scale-3-for-the-evaluation-of-pain-in-adults
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M Frasca, B Burucoa, S Domecq, N Robinson, V Dousset, M Cadenne, F Sztark, M Floccia
BACKGROUND: Many behavioural scales are available to assess pain but none are suitable for a quick evaluation of non-sedated and non-geriatric adults. The Behavioural Observation Scale 3 (BOS-3) is short, composed of five items. This study examined its feasibility and diagnostic performances. METHODS: Adult patients were included from medical and surgical departments of the University Hospital of Bordeaux. In a cross-sectional study, BOS-3 was compared to Numerical Rate Scale (NRS) with communicating patients (CP) and Behavioural Scale for the Elderly Person (ECPA2) with non-communicating patients (NCP)...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448509/better-than-counting-seconds-identifying-fallers-among-healthy-elderly-using-fusion-of-accelerometer-features-and-dual-task-timed-up-and-go
#19
Moacir Ponti, Patricia Bet, Caroline L Oliveira, Paula C Castro
Devices and sensors for identification of fallers can be used to implement actions to prevent falls and to allow the elderly to live an independent life while reducing the long-term care costs. In this study we aimed to investigate the accuracy of Timed Up and Go test, for fallers' identification, using fusion of features extracted from accelerometer data. Single and dual tasks TUG (manual and cognitive) were performed by a final sample (94% power) of 36 community dwelling healthy older persons (18 fallers paired with 18 non-fallers) while they wear a single triaxial accelerometer at waist with sampling rate of 200Hz...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448498/personalized-glucose-forecasting-for-type-2-diabetes-using-data-assimilation
#20
David J Albers, Matthew Levine, Bruce Gluckman, Henry Ginsberg, George Hripcsak, Lena Mamykina
Type 2 diabetes leads to premature death and reduced quality of life for 8% of Americans. Nutrition management is critical to maintaining glycemic control, yet it is difficult to achieve due to the high individual differences in glycemic response to nutrition. Anticipating glycemic impact of different meals can be challenging not only for individuals with diabetes, but also for expert diabetes educators. Personalized computational models that can accurately forecast an impact of a given meal on an individual's blood glucose levels can serve as the engine for a new generation of decision support tools for individuals with diabetes...
April 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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