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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445988/specific-up-regulation-of-p21-by-a-small-active-rna-sequence-suppresses-human-colorectal-cancer-growth
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Lu-Lu Wang, Hui-Hui Guo, Yun Zhan, Chen-Lin Feng, Shuai Huang, Yan-Xing Han, Wen-Sheng Zheng, Jian-Dong Jiang
The double stranded small active RNA (saRNA)- p21-saRNA-322 inhibits tumor growth by stimulating the p21 gene expression. We focused our research of p21-saRNA-322 on colorectal cancer because 1) p21 down-regulation is a signature abnormality of the cancer, and 2) colorectal cancer might be a suitable target for in situ p21-saRNA-322 delivery. The goal of the present study is to learn the activity of p21-saRNA-322 in colorectal cancer. Three human colorectal cancer cell lines, HCT-116, HCT-116 (p53-/-) and HT-29 were transfected with the p21-saRNA-322...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445951/pd-l1-expression-in-perihilar-and-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Jacqueline Fontugne, Jérémy Augustin, Anaïs Pujals, Philippe Compagnon, Benoit Rousseau, Alain Luciani, Christophe Tournigand, Daniel Cherqui, Daniel Azoulay, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Julien Calderaro
Cholangiocarcinoma is an aggressive biliary neoplasm lacking effective therapeutic agents. Immunotherapies targeting the PD-L1/PD-1 immune checkpoint have shown encouraging results in solid and hematologic cancers in clinical trials. Response to these immunomodulators is correlated with PD-L1 expression. Our goal was to characterize PD-L1 expression in intra-hepatic (iCCA) and perihilar (pCCA) cholangiocarcinomas, and to correlate our results with clinicopathological features, density of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and PD-1 expression...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445934/jarid2-is-essential-for-the-maintenance-of-tumor-initiating-cells-in-bladder-cancer
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Xin-Xing Zhu, Ya-Wei Yan, Chun-Zhi Ai, Shan Jiang, Shan-Shan Xu, Min Niu, Xiang-Zhen Wang, Gen-Shen Zhong, Xi-Feng Lu, Yu Xue, Shaoqi Tian, Guangyao Li, Shaojun Tang, Yi-Zhou Jiang
Bladder cancer is the most common urologic malignancy in China, with an increase of the incidence and mortality rates over past decades. Recent studies suggest that bladder tumors are maintained by a rare fraction of cells with stem cell proprieties. Targeting these bladder tumor initiating cell (TICs) population can overcome the drug-resistance of bladder cancer. However, the molecular and genetic mechanisms regulating TICs in bladder cancer remain poorly defined. Jarid2 is implicated in signaling pathways regulating cancer cell epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and stem cell maintenance...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445875/double-incision-approach-and-early-rehabilitation-in-a-complicated-bicondylar-br-tibial-plateau-fracture-a-case-report-br-br
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Saverio Affatato, Maurizio Montalti, Claudio Masetti, Federico Giardina, Alessandra Sudanese
OBJECTIVE: The main goal of this case was to report the treatment of bicondylar fractures of the tibial plateau and the restoration of the metaphyseo-diaphyseal dissociation. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 54-year old man who was cycling had a road accident that caused a closed fracture of the right tibial plateau and proximal fibula diagnosed by x-rays. Patient had surgical procedure and was immobilized with a long-leg splint for 4 weeks. After immobilization, aggressive rehabilitation was done...
April 26, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445754/probing-the-dynamics-of-clot-bound-thrombin-at-venous-shear-rates
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Laura M Haynes, Thomas Orfeo, Kenneth G Mann, Stephen J Everse, Kathleen E Brummel-Ziedins
In closed system models of fibrin formation, exosite-mediated thrombin binding to fibrin contributes to clot stability and is resistant to inhibition by antithrombin/heparin while still susceptible to small, active-site inhibitors. Each molecule of fibrin can bind ∼1.6 thrombin molecules at low-affinity binding sites (Kd = 2.8 μM) and ∼0.3 molecules of thrombin at high-affinity binding sites (Kd = 0.15 μM). The goal of this study is to assess the stability of fibrin-bound thrombin under venous flow conditions and to determine both its accessibility and susceptibility to inhibition...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445601/status-epilepticus-in-dogs-and-cats-part-2-treatment-monitoring-and-prognosis
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Susan Blades Golubovic, John H Rossmeisl
OBJECTIVE: To discuss current anticonvulsant drug options and advances in treatment of status epilepticus (SE) and to review the prognosis associated with SE. TREATMENT: When treating a patient with SE, the main goals are to halt seizure activity, prevent further seizures, identify the cause of the seizures, and manage any complications. The veterinary literature indicates that benzodiazepines are the most common class of drugs used for the initial treatment of SE...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445516/transplantation-of-induced-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-treating-chronic-renal-insufficiency
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Xing-Hua Pan, Jing Zhou, Xiang Yao, Jun Shu, Ju-Fen Liu, Jian-Yong Yang, Rong-Qing Pang, Guang-Ping Ruan
Discovering a new cell transplantation approach for treating chronic renal insufficiency is a goal of many nephrologists. In vitro-cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed into induced mesenchymal stem cells (iMSCs) by using natural inducing agents made in our laboratory. The stem cell phenotype of the iMSCs was then identified. Unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) was used to create an animal model of chronic renal insufficiency characterized by renal interstitial fibrosis. The induced and non-induced PBMCs were transplanted, and the efficacy of iMSCs in treating chronic renal insufficiency was evaluated using a variety of methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445499/fine-scale-population-genetic-structure-of-the-bengal-tiger-panthera-tigris-tigris-in-a-human-dominated-western-terai-arc-landscape-india
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Sujeet Kumar Singh, Jouni Aspi, Laura Kvist, Reeta Sharma, Puneet Pandey, Sudhanshu Mishra, Randeep Singh, Manoj Agrawal, Surendra Prakash Goyal
Despite massive global conservation strategies, tiger populations continued to decline until recently, mainly due to habitat loss, human-animal conflicts, and poaching. These factors are known to affect the genetic characteristics of tiger populations and decrease local effective population sizes. The Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) at the foothills of the Himalaya is one of the 42 source sites of tigers around the globe. Therefore, information on how landscape features and anthropogenic factors affect the fine-scale spatial genetic structure and variation of tigers in TAL is needed to develop proper management strategies for achieving long-term conservation goals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445392/death-caf%C3%A3-s-death-doulas-and-family-communication
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Paula K Baldwin
The Death Café is part of the Death Positive movement, and as such, is uniquely positioned to bring the dialogue about death and dying to the public. Participants in a Death Café typically have two different perspectives. Some participants have not experienced death in their family and friends' circle and wish to converse with others about their beliefs on death and dying. Others are those who have experienced death somewhere in their circle of friends and families. One of goals of the Death Café facilitators is to help attendees reconcile their family narratives regarding death using the broader lens of the Death Café...
April 26, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445375/a-new-classification-of-three-dimensional-printing-technologies-systematic-review-of-three-dimensional-printing-for-patient-specific-craniomaxillofacial-surgery
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Carly A Jacobs, Alexander Y Lin
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional printing technology has been advancing in surgical applications. This systematic review examines its patient-specific applications in craniomaxillofacial surgery. METHODS: Terms related to "three-dimensional printing" and "surgery" were searched on PubMed on May 4, 2015; 313 unique articles were returned. Inclusion and exclusion criteria concentrated on patient-specific surgical applications, yielding 141 full-text articles, of which 33 craniomaxillofacial articles were analyzed...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445336/the-nurse-who-could-lift
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Sherry Jones
This month, we celebrate nurses for their dedication to patient well-being and safety. The American Nurses Association has declared National Nurses Week 2017, May 6-12, the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." This special Nurses Week tribute reminds us that although patient health and safety is the goal of every nurse, it's important to remember our own health as well.
May 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445215/promoting-learning-and-patient-care-through-shared-reflection-a-conceptual-framework-for-team-reflexivity-in-health-care
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Jan B Schmutz, Walter J Eppich
Health care teams are groups of highly skilled experts who may often form inexpert teams because of a lack of collective competence. Because teamwork and collaboration form the foundation of effective clinical practice, factors that promote collective competence demand exploration. The authors review team reflexivity (TR), a concept from psychology and management literatures, and how it could contribute to the collective competence of health care teams. TR captures a team's ability to reflect collectively on group objectives, strategies, goals, processes, and outcomes of past, current, and future performance to process key information and adapt accordingly...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445214/teaching-the-social-determinants-of-health-a-path-to-equity-or-a-road-to-nowhere
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Malika Sharma, Andrew D Pinto, Arno K Kumagai
Medical schools are increasingly called to include social responsibility in their mandates. As such, they are focusing their attention on the social determinants of health (SDOH) as key drivers in the health of the patients and communities they serve. However, underlying this emphasis on SDOH is the assumption that teaching medical students about SDOH will lead future physicians to take action to help achieve health equity. There is little evidence to support this belief. In many ways, the current approach to SDOH within medical education positions the SDOH as "facts to be known" rather than as "conditions to be challenged and changed...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445100/remap-a-framework-for-goals-of-care-conversations
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Julie W Childers, Anthony L Back, James A Tulsky, Robert M Arnold
Conversations regarding goals of care with patients who have advanced cancer still occur too late, and oncologists say they lack the training to have these conversations effectively. Experts recommend a number of strategies when having these discussions, including discussing prognosis, responding to patient emotion, exploring values, and often making a recommendation for medical treatments that fit those values. To help learners, from residents to attending oncologists, learn these complex conversational skills, we have developed a framework with a mnemonic, REMAP: Reframe, Expect emotion, Map out patient goals, Align with goals, and Propose a plan...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444965/serum-free-light-chain-quantitative-assays-dilemma-of-a-biomarker
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Giovanni Cigliana, Francesca Gulli, Cecilia Napodano, Krizia Pocino, Elena De Santis, Luigi Colacicco, Iole Cordone, Laura Conti, Umberto Basile
BACKGROUND: Serum free light chains detection assays are consistently meeting greater interest for the diagnosis and monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies and plasma cell dyscrasias. Nowadays, there are neither standardized methods nor reference material for the determination of free light chains; for this reason, it is important to compare two different assays used in clinical laboratory. METHODS: We evaluated 300 serum samples from patients with B-cell disorders and compared the analytical performances of both assay...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444863/the-prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-in-urban-bo-sierra-leone-and-in-the-16-countries-of-the-west-africa-region
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Abu James Sundufu, Cecil N Bockarie, Kathryn H Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to measure the prevalence of diabetes among adults in urban Bo, Sierra Leone, and to compare the new result to the diabetes prevalence rates reported from studies across West Africa. METHODS: A total of 694 outpatients ages 18 and older at Bo Government Hospital were tested for diabetes between January 2012 and December 2014. Diabetes was defined as a fasting blood sugar level of ≥126 mg/dl (≥7.0 mmol/l). RESULTS: The overall prevalence of diabetes was 6...
April 26, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444823/dissociable-corticostriatal-circuits-underlie-goal-directed-versus-cue-elicited-habitual-food-seeking-after-satiation-evidence-from-a-multimodal-mri-study
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Henk van Steenbergen, Poppy Watson, Reinout W Wiers, Bernhard Hommel, Sanne de Wit
The present multimodal MRI study advances our understanding of the corticostriatal circuits underlying goal-directed versus cue-driven, habitual food seeking. To this end, we employed a computerized Pavlovian-instrumental transfer (PIT) paradigm. During the test phase, participants were free to perform learnt instrumental responses (left and right key presses) for popcorn and Smarties outcomes. Importantly, prior to this test half of the participants had been sated on popcorn and the other half on Smarties - resulting in a reduced desirability of those outcomes...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444770/factors-associated-with-local-recurrence-in-operated-osteosarcomas-a-retrospective-evaluation-of-95-cases-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-a-resource-challenged-environment
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Rishi R Poudel, Vivek Tiwari, Venkatesan S Kumar, Sameer Bakhshi, Shivanand Gamanagatti, Shah Alam Khan, Shishir Rastogi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Local control of disease is one of the main goals of osteosarcoma management. We conducted a retrospective evaluation of 95 operated cases of osteosarcoma over 7 years to know about the factors associated with local recurrence in resource-challenged environment of the developing world. METHODS: The factors which were evaluated and compared between local recurrence and non-local recurrence groups included demographic profile, site of tumor, whether biopsy done outside, type of surgery (limb salvage or amputation), presence of pathological fracture, vicinity of neurovascular bundle, tumor volume, histological subtype, chemotherapy induced necrosis, surgical margins, and delay in surgery...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444633/distributed-representations-of-action-sequences-in-anterior-cingulate-cortex-a-recurrent-neural-network-approach
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Danesh Shahnazian, Clay B Holroyd
Anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) has been the subject of intense debate over the past 2 decades, but its specific computational function remains controversial. Here we present a simple computational model of ACC that incorporates distributed representations across a network of interconnected processing units. Based on the proposal that ACC is concerned with the execution of extended, goal-directed action sequences, we trained a recurrent neural network to predict each successive step of several sequences associated with multiple tasks...
April 25, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444629/stress-measured-by-allostatic-load-score-varies-by-reason-for-immigration-the-africans-in-america-study
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Jean N Utumatwishima, Rafeal L Baker, Brianna A Bingham, Stephanie T Chung, David Berrigan, Anne E Sumner
OBJECTIVE: Reason for immigration as a biological stress has not been studied in Africans. Our goal was to determine in African immigrants, if biological stress measured by allostatic load score (ALS) varies by reason for immigration. METHODS: Using an ALS which had been previously developed with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data to assess stress due to racism and nativity, ALS was calculated in 85 African immigrants (67% male, age 42 ± 10 years)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
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