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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434928/hypercvad-chemotherapy-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-patients-is-associated-with-higher-rates-of-hematopoietic-progenitor-cell-mobilization-failure-despite-plerixafor-rescue
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Amandeep Salhotra, Yuan Shan, Ni-Chun Tsai, James F Sanchez, Ibrahim Aldoss, Haris Ali, Tanya Paris, Ricardo Spielberger, Thai M Cao, Auayporn Nademanee, Stephen J Forman, Robert Chen
Induction regimens for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) can be categorized into highly intensive ones containing cytarabine and less intense regimens such as R (rituximab) CHOP or R-bendamustine. Prior publications have shown R-hyperCVAD can be associated with stem cell mobilization failures. However, those studies did not include the use of plerixafor as rescue for stem cell mobilization failure. We examined our database of 181 consecutive MCL patients from 2005 to 2015 who received upfront therapy with either R-hyperCVAD or less intense chemotherapy (R-bendamustine and R-CHOP only) regimens to assess impact of frontline chemotherapy on collection of hematopoietic cell progenitors prior to autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT)...
April 18, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431127/cytomegalovirus-cmv-kinetics-following-primary-infection-in-healthy-women
#2
Michael S Forman, Dhananjay Vaidya D, Oluwaseyi Bolorunduro, Marie Diener-West, Robert F Pass, Ravit Arav-Boger
The kinetics of CMV DNA in infected asymptomatic hosts are largely unknown. We measured viral load (VL) in 124 fluid samples (oral, urine, vaginal, blood) collected from 21 women who acquired CMV. A quantitative real-time PCR of US17, which correlated with clinical assays, was used. VL decreased following primary infection in all fluids. The geometric mean VL of vaginal fluid was significantly higher than that of other sources: oral (3.89 95% CI [1.43 - 10.57]), urine (6.36 95% CI [2.48 - 16.32]) and whole blood (11...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429378/expanding-access-to-naloxone-for-family-members-the-massachusetts-experience
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Sarah M Bagley, Leah S Forman, Sarah Ruiz, Kevin Cranston, Alexander Y Walley
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program provides overdose education and naloxone rescue kits to people at risk for overdose and bystanders, including family members. Using Massachusetts Department of Public Health data, the aims are to: (i) describe characteristics of family members who receive naloxone; (ii) identify where family members obtain naloxone; and (iii) describe characteristics of rescues by family members...
April 20, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427743/microbubble-detection-and-ultrasound-guided-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-of-axillary-lymph-nodes-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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P Britton, P Willsher, K Taylor, F Kilburn-Toppin, E Provenzano, P Forouhi, J Benson, A Agrawal, J R Forman, M G Wallis
AIMS: To assess the feasibility of undertaking microbubble-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) and determine its sensitivity in detecting metastases. Patient experience and the impact of VAB on subsequent axillary surgery were also evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a normal axillary ultrasound or benign core biopsy planned for surgical SLN biopsy were recruited. Part 1 of the study was used to establish the technique of ultrasound microbubble contrast to detect the SLN...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421775/est%C3%A3-ndares-de-crecimiento-infantiles-%C3%A2-cu%C3%A3-les-son-los-m%C3%A3-s-adecuados
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Mª Gloria Bueno Lozano
De todos es conocido que el crecimiento es un indicador indirecto del estado de salud y de la evolución socioeconómica de una determinada población. En la infancia el interés es aún mayor puesto que, de una adecuada interpretación del mismo, se deriva una actitud terapéutica correcta. En el momento actual, la determinación de peso, talla, índice de masa corporal y otros datos antropométricos, forman parte esencial de la práctica clínica diaria y de los exámenes periódicos incluidos en los programas de salud infantil...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419418/does-surgery-for-deep-infiltrating-bowel-endometriosis-improve-fertility-a-review
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Maja Lundegaard Iversen, Mikkel Seyer-Hansen, Axel Forman
INTRODUCTION: Reduced fertility is a major concern in women with endometriosis. The influence of surgery of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) affecting the bowel wall on fertility is controversial and the literature on this field is heterogenous. In this review we addressed if surgery for bowel DIE improves spontaneous pregnancy rate and results of in vitro fertilization (IVF), and the potential risk of such surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a literature search including the terms "deep", "deep infiltrating", "bowel", rectovaginal", "endometriosis", "fertility", "infertility" and "IVF" in Pubmed...
April 17, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414296/pd-l1-interacts-with-cd80-to-regulate-graft-versus-leukemia-activity-of-donor-cd8-t-cells
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Xiong Ni, Qingxiao Song, Kaniel Cassady, Ruishu Deng, Hua Jin, Mingfeng Zhang, Haidong Dong, Stephen Forman, Paul J Martin, Yuan-Zhong Chen, Jianmin Wang, Defu Zeng
Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) interacts with programmed death-1 (PD-1) and the immunostimulatory molecule CD80 and functions as a checkpoint to regulate immune responses. The interaction of PD-L1 with CD80 alone has been shown to exacerbate the severity of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), whereas costimulation of CD80 and PD-1 ameliorates GVHD. Here we have demonstrated that temporary depletion of donor CD4+ T cells early after hematopoietic cell transplantation effectively prevents GVHD while preserving strong graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effects in allogeneic and xenogeneic murine GVHD models...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414042/promising-technological-innovations-in-cognitive-training-to-treat-eating-related-behavior
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Evan M Forman, Stephanie P Goldstein, Daniel Flack, Brittney C Evans, Stephanie M Manasse, Cara Dochat
One potential reason for the suboptimal outcomes of treatments targeting appetitive behavior, such as eating and alcohol consumption, is that they do not target the implicit cognitive processes that may be driving these behaviors. Two groups of related neurocognitive processes that are robustly associated with dysregulated eating and drinking are attention bias (AB; selective attention to specific stimuli) and executive function (EF; a set of cognitive control processes such as inhibitory control, working memory, set shifting, that govern goal-directed behaviors)...
April 14, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408762/interplay-of-buried-histidine-protonation-and-protein-stability-in-prion-misfolding
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Anatoly Malevanets, P Andrew Chong, D Flemming Hansen, Paul Rizk, Yulong Sun, Hong Lin, Ranjith Muhandiram, Avi Chakrabartty, Lewis E Kay, Julie D Forman-Kay, Shoshana J Wodak
Misofolding of mammalian prion proteins (PrP) is believed to be the cause of a group of rare and fatal neurodegenerative diseases. Despite intense scrutiny however, the mechanism of the misfolding reaction remains unclear. We perform nuclear Magnetic Resonance and thermodynamic stability measurements on the C-terminal domains (residues 90-231) of two PrP variants exhibiting different pH-induced susceptibilities to aggregation: the susceptible hamster prion (GHaPrP) and its less susceptible rabbit homolog (RaPrP)...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403456/national-survey-of-smoking-and-smoking-cessation-education-within-uk-midwifery-school-curricula
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Jane Forman, James M Harris, Fabiana Lorencatto, Andy McEwen, Maria J Duaso
Introduction: Smoking in pregnancy in the United Kingdom remains prevalent (11%). To encourage and support pregnant smokers to quit, midwives must be adequately trained to do so. Substantial curricular gaps have been identified in the smoking cessation training of medical, nursing, and optometry schools. This study aimed to identify the extent of smoking cessation training and assessment in UK midwifery schools. Methods: All UK undergraduate midwifery schools (n = 53) were invited to complete a web-based survey of their curricular coverage and assessment related to smoking cessation, and perceived barriers to delivering smoking cessation training...
May 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389405/delayed-nrf2-regulated-antioxidant-gene-induction-in-response-to-silica-nanoparticles
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Hongqiao Zhang, Lulu Zhou, Jenay Yuen, Nancy Birkner, Valerie Leppert, Peggy A O'Day, Henry Jay Forman
Silica nanoparticles with iron on their surface cause the production of oxidants and stimulate an inflammatory response in macrophages. Nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2 - like factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling and its regulated antioxidant genes play critical roles in maintaining redox homeostasis. In this study we investigated the regulation of four representative Nrf2-regulated antioxidant genes; i.e., glutamate cysteine ligase (GCL) catalytic subunit (GCLC), GCL modifier subunit (GCLM), heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), and NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase-1 (NQO-1), by iron-coated silica nanoparticles (SiO2-Fe) in human THP-1 macrophages...
April 4, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376191/the-impact-of-social-contagion-on-physician-adoption-of-advanced-imaging-tests-in-breast-cancer
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Craig E Pollack, Pamela R Soulos, Jeph Herrin, Xiao Xu, Nicholas A Christakis, Howard P Forman, James B Yu, Brigid K Killelea, Shi-Yi Wang, Cary P Gross
Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans are widely used in breast cancer practice despite unproven benefits. We examined the extent to which social contagion is associated with adoption of these imaging modalities. Methods: We used Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare to construct peer groups of physicians who shared patients during a baseline period when these imaging modalities were starting to disseminate into practice (2004-2006) and determined the potential impact of these peer groups during a follow-up period (2007-2009)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365041/future-considerations-for-clinical-dermatology-in-the-setting-of-21st-century-american-policy-reform-the-medicare-access-and-chip-reauthorization-act-of-2015
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EDITORIAL
John S Barbieri, Jeffrey J Miller, Harrison P Nguyen, Howard P Forman, Jean L Bolognia, Marta J VanBeek
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March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365040/future-considerations-for-clinical-dermatology-in-the-setting-of-21st-century-american-policy-reform-the-medicare-access-and-children-s-health-insurance-program-reauthorization-act-and-alternative-payment-models-in-dermatology
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John S Barbieri, Jeffrey J Miller, Harrison P Nguyen, Howard P Forman, Jean L Bolognia, Marta J VanBeek
With the introduction of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, clinicians who are not eligible for an exemption must choose to participate in 1 of 2 new reimbursement models: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System or Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Although most dermatologists are expected to default into the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, some may have an interest in exploring APMs, which have associated financial incentives. However, for dermatologists interested in the APM pathway, there are currently no options other than joining a qualifying Accountable Care Organization, which make up only a small subset of Accountable Care Organizations overall...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365038/future-considerations-for-clinical-dermatology-in-the-setting-of-21st-century-american-policy-reform-the-medicare-access-and-children-s-health-insurance-program-reauthorization-act-and-the-merit-based-incentive-payment-system
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John S Barbieri, Jeffrey J Miller, Harrison P Nguyen, Howard P Forman, Jean L Bolognia, Marta J VanBeek
As the implementation of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act begins, many dermatologists who provide Medicare Part B services will be subject to the reporting requirements of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Clinicians subject to MIPS will receive a composite score based on performance across 4 categories: quality, advancing care information, improvement activities, and cost. Depending on their overall MIPS score, clinicians will be eligible for a positive or negative payment adjustment...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337847/efficacy-of-environmental-and-acceptance-based-enhancements-to-behavioral-weight-loss-treatment-the-enact-trial
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Meghan L Butryn, Evan M Forman, Michael R Lowe, Amy A Gorin, Fengqing Zhang, Katherine Schaumberg
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to compare weight loss through a traditional behavioral treatment (BT) approach that integrated skills for managing the obesogenic food environment (BT + E) with an approach that integrated environmental and acceptance-based skills (BT + EA). Moderators were examined as an exploratory aim. METHODS: Adults (N = 283) were randomly assigned to treatment condition and provided with 26 group-based sessions over the course of 12 months...
May 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336790/prioritizing-functional-capacity-as-a-principal-end-point-for-therapies-oriented-to-older-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-scientific-statement-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Daniel E Forman, Ross Arena, Rebecca Boxer, Mary A Dolansky, Janice J Eng, Jerome L Fleg, Mark Haykowsky, Arshad Jahangir, Leonard A Kaminsky, Dalane W Kitzman, Eldrin F Lewis, Jonathan Myers, Gordon R Reeves, Win-Kuang Shen
Adults are living longer, and cardiovascular disease is endemic in the growing population of older adults who are surviving into old age. Functional capacity is a key metric in this population, both for the perspective it provides on aggregate health and as a vital goal of care. Whereas cardiorespiratory function has long been applied by cardiologists as a measure of function that depended primarily on cardiac physiology, multiple other factors also contribute, usually with increasing bearing as age advances...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331616/ex-vivo-akt-inhibition-promotes-the-generation-of-potent-cd19car-t-cells-for-adoptive-immunotherapy
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Ryan Urak, Miriam Walter, Laura Lim, ChingLam W Wong, Lihua E Budde, Sandra Thomas, Stephen J Forman, Xiuli Wang
BACKGROUND: Insufficient persistence and effector function of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-redirected T cells have been challenging issues for adoptive T cell therapy. Generating potent CAR T cells is of increasing importance in the field. Studies have demonstrated the importance of the Akt pathway in the regulation of T cell differentiation and memory formation. We now investigate whether inhibition of Akt signaling during ex vivo expansion of CAR T cells can promote the generation of CAR T cells with enhanced antitumor activity following adoptive therapy in a murine leukemia xenograft model...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329305/association-between-spousal-suicide-and-mental-physical-and-social-health-outcomes-a-longitudinal-and-nationwide-register-based-study
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Annette Erlangsen, Bo Runeson, James M Bolton, Holly C Wilcox, Julie L Forman, Jesper Krogh, M Katherine Shear, Merete Nordentoft, Yeates Conwell
Importance: Bereavement after spousal suicide has been linked to mental disorders; however, a comprehensive assessment of the effect of spousal suicide is needed. Objective: To determine whether bereavement after spousal suicide was linked to an excessive risk of mental, physical, and social health outcomes when compared with the general population and spouses bereaved by other manners. Design, Setting, and Participants: This nationwide, register-based cohort study conducted in Denmark of 6...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325797/management-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-the-older-adult-patient-with-diabetes
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Mary T Korytkowski, Daniel E Forman
: Older adults with diabetes are at higher risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) than younger adults with diabetes and older adults without diabetes. The rationale to implement ASCVD risk-lowering therapies in older adults with diabetes is compelling. Recommendations for lifestyle modification, lipid-lowering therapy, blood pressure management, blood glucose control, and aspirin therapy are often based on studies that show their efficacy in younger populations. However, the risks associated with each of these interventions increase with age, and favorable risk-to-benefit ratios demonstrated in younger adults with diabetes are less certain in older populations...
April 2017: Diabetes Care
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