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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431458/reclaiming-our-spirits-development-and-pilot-testing-of-a-health-promotion-intervention-for-indigenous-women-who-have-experienced-intimate-partner-violence
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Colleen Varcoe, Annette J Browne, Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Madeleine Dion Stout, Holly McKenzie, Roberta Price, Victoria Bungay, Victoria Smye, Jane Inyallie, Linda Day, Koushambhi Khan, Angela Heino, Marilyn Merritt-Gray
Indigenous women are subjected to high rates of multiple forms of violence, including intimate partner violence (IPV), in the context of ongoing colonization and neo-colonization. Health promotion interventions for women who experience violence have not been tailored specifically for Indigenous women. Reclaiming Our Spirits (ROS) is a health promotion intervention designed for Indigenous women living in an urban context in Canada. In this paper, we describe the development of the intervention, results of a pilot study, and the revised subsequent intervention...
April 21, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430784/non-invasive-quantification-of-collagen-turnover-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Elisabeth G D Stribos, Signe Holm Nielsen, Susanne Brix, Morten Asser Karsdal, Marc A Seelen, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Peter Olinga, Henricus A M Mutsaers, Federica Genovese
Kidney allograft failure due to chronic injury/rejection remains the main cause of graft loss in renal transplant recipients (RTR). Here, we investigated whether specific biomarkers of extracellular matrix (ECM) turnover are associated with allograft function and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage in RTR. Seventy-eight patients who attended the University Medical Center Groningen for a routine check-up after kidney transplantation were enrolled in the study. Plasma and/or 24h-urine samples were collected and specific matrix-metalloproteinase-generated neo-epitope fragments of collagens were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429105/increased-expression-of-upa-upar-and-pai-1-in-psoriatic-skin-and-in-basal-cell-carcinomas
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K A Rubina, V Yu Sysoeva, E I Zagorujko, Z I Tsokolaeva, M I Kurdina, Ye V Parfyonova, V A Tkachuk
There is substantial evidence implicating the urokinase system in tissue remodeling during neo-vascularization, inflammation, tumor invasion, and metastasis. Regulated degradation of the extracellular matrix at the leading edge of migrating cells, mediated by uPA and uPAR, is required for tissue remodeling, invasiveness, and angiogenesis. Psoriasis and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are the most common skin diseases. Pathogenesis of both of them is associated with keratinocyte hyperproliferation, inflammatory cell migration, and angiogenesis-processes in which the plasminogen system (uPA, uPAR, tPA, and PAI-1) plays a crucial role...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429069/mupexi-prediction-of-neo-epitopes-from-tumor-sequencing-data
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Anne-Mette Bjerregaard, Morten Nielsen, Sine Reker Hadrup, Zoltan Szallasi, Aron Charles Eklund
Personalization of immunotherapies such as cancer vaccines and adoptive T cell therapy depends on identification of patient-specific neo-epitopes that can be specifically targeted. MuPeXI, the mutant peptide extractor and informer, is a program to identify tumor-specific peptides and assess their potential to be neo-epitopes. The program input is a file with somatic mutation calls, a list of HLA types, and optionally a gene expression profile. The output is a table with all tumor-specific peptides derived from nucleotide substitutions, insertions, and deletions, along with comprehensive annotation, including HLA binding and similarity to normal peptides...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428068/comparative-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-for-several-migrating-cell-types-identifies-cell-migration-regulators
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Young-Kyung Bae, Frank Macabenta, Heather Leigh Curtis, Angelike Stathopoulos
Cell migration is an instrumental process that ensures cells are properly positioned to support the specification of distinct tissue types during development. To provide insight, we used fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) to isolate two migrating cell types from the Drosophila embryo: caudal visceral mesoderm (CVM) cells, precursors of longitudinal muscles of the gut, and hemocytes (HCs), the Drosophila equivalent of blood cells. ~350 genes were identified from each of the sorted samples using RNA-seq, and in situ hybridization was used to confirm expression within each cell type or, alternatively, within other interacting, co-sorted cell types...
April 17, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427503/oesophageal-cancer-which-treatment-is-the-easiest-to-swallow-a-review-of-combined-modality-treatments-for-resectable-carcinomas
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Bianca So, Loredana Marcu, Ian Olver, Raghu Gowda, Eva Bezak
Oesophageal cancer is a relatively uncommon malignancy, but with poor prognosis. Despite several treatment options that are available, the 5-year survival rates rarely exceed 40%. This review discusses the main challenges of oesophageal cancer, the available treatment options, and the most effective treatment in terms of overall survival. The outcomes of clinical trials show that neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy using cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil followed by oesophagectomy results in the greatest survival. However, the optimal chemotherapy and radiotherapy schedule remains unclear...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427359/neo-marxian-social-class-inequalities-in-self-rated-health-among-the-employed-in-south-korea-the-role-of-material-behavioral-psychosocial-and-workplace-environmental-factors
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Kyoung Ae Kong, Young-Ho Khang, Hong-Jun Cho, Sung-Mi Jang, Kyunghee Jung-Choi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the pattern of social inequality in self-rated health among the employed using the Wright's social class location indicator, and to assess the roles of material, behavioral, psychosocial, and workplace environmental factors as mediating factors in explaining the social class inequality in self-rated health in South Korea. METHODS: This study used data from the 4th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 to 2009...
April 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425882/associations-between-the-big-five-personality-traits-and-a-medical-school-admission-interview
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Isabel Lourinho, André Moreira, Rui Mota-Cardoso, Milton Severo, Maria Amélia Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Personality has became popular in medical student's selection. However, few research exists about the association between the big five personality traits and the existent medical school selection tools. Our aim was to study which personality traits were selected by a medical school admission interview. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred ninety four graduate applicants that had applied to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto through the graduate entry approach, after ranked on previous achievement, were interviewed between the academic years of 2011 and 2013...
December 30, 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425130/histological-grading-based-on-poorly-differentiated-clusters-pdc-is-predictive-of-tumor-response-and-clinical-outcome-in-rectal-carcinoma-treated-with-neo-adjuvant-chemo-radiotherapy
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Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Simona Lionti, Federica Domati, Giuliana Pagliani, Elisabetta Mattioli, Valeria Barresi
AIMS: The clinical outcome of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer submitted to neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) is influenced by tumour response to treatment, which is reflected by tumour regression grade (TRG) and post-treatment (y) TNM stage. Little is known on the prognostic value of pre-treatment histopathological features of the tumour which may be useful to discriminate potential non-responders and to design tailored therapeutic strategies. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prognostic role of poorly differentiated clusters (PDC) of neoplastic cells in pre-treatment biopsies of rectal cancer submitted to neo-adjuvant CRT...
April 20, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424623/notch-signaling-in-ischemic-damage-and-fibrosis-evidence-and-clues-from-the-heart
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REVIEW
Silvia Nistri, Chiara Sassoli, Daniele Bani
Notch signaling is a major intercellular coordination mechanism highly conserved throughout evolution. In vertebrates, Notch signaling is physiologically involved in embryo development, including mesenchymal cell commitment, formation of heart tissues and angiogenesis. In post-natal life, Notch signaling is maintained as a key mechanism of cell-cell communication and its dysregulations have been found in pathological conditions such as ischemic and fibrotic diseases. In the heart, Notch takes part in the protective response to ischemia, being involved in pre- and post-conditioning, reduction of reperfusion-induced oxidative stress and myocardial damage, and cardiomyogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421001/defining-the-balance-between-regeneration-and-pathological-ossification-in-skeletal-muscle-following-traumatic-injury
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REVIEW
Owen G Davies, Yang Liu, Darren J Player, Neil R W Martin, Liam M Grover, Mark P Lewis
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is characterized by the formation of bone at atypical sites. This type of ectopic bone formation is most prominent in skeletal muscle, most frequently resulting as a consequence of physical trauma and associated with aberrant tissue regeneration. The condition is debilitating, reducing a patient's range of motion and potentially causing severe pathologies resulting from nerve and vascular compression. Despite efforts to understand the pathological processes governing HO, there remains a lack of consensus regarding the micro-environmental conditions conducive to its formation, and attempting to define the balance between muscle regeneration and pathological ossification remains complex...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419804/simultaneous-reconstruction-of-the-medial-and-lateral-collateral-ligaments-for-chronic-combined-ligament-injuries-of-the-ankle
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Toshito Yasuda, Hiroaki Shima, Katsunori Mori, Seiya Tsujinaka, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: Objective data on chronic injuries of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the ankle are scarce. Chronic MCL injuries are frequently associated with lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries. For patients with chronic combined MCL and LCL injuries, the authors have performed simultaneous surgery of the 2 ligaments. HYPOTHESIS: Simultaneous surgery of the 2 ligaments may be effectively used to treat chronic combined MCL and LCL injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419457/subscales-of-the-barratt-impulsiveness-scale-differentially-relate-to-the-big-five-factors-of-personality
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Florian Lange, Adina Wagner, Astrid Müller, Frank Eggert
The place of impulsiveness in multidimensional personality frameworks is still unclear. In particular, no consensus has yet been reached with regard to the relation of impulsiveness to Neuroticism and Extraversion. We aim to contribute to a clearer understanding of these relationships by accounting for the multidimensional structure of impulsiveness. In three independent studies, we related the subscales of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS) to the Big Five factors of personality. Study 1 investigated the associations between the BIS subscales and the Big Five factors as measured by the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) in a student sample (N = 113)...
April 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417602/novel-use-of-perfusion-balloon-inflation-to-avoid-outflow-tract-obstruction-during-transcatheter-mitral-valve-in-valve-replacement
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Howard C Herrmann, Wilson Y Szeto, Harold Litt, William Vernick
Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction is a recognized complication of transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve replacement in previous surgical prostheses. We describe a patient who was high risk for repeat open surgery in whom the LVOT was compromised by a surgical strut and the potential for LVOT obstruction. A novel approach to avoiding this complication was utilized. A perfusion balloon was inflated in the outflow tract to provide an opposing force during mitral valve deployment resulting in less flaring of the strut into the outflow tract thereby improving the neo-LVOT area...
April 18, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416989/immediate-breast-reconstruction-of-a-nipple-areolar-lumpectomy-defect-with-the-l-flap-skin-paddle-breast-reduction-design-and-contralateral-reduction-mammoplasty-symmetry-procedure-optimizing-the-oncoplastic-surgery-multispecialty-approach
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Mitchell Buller, Adee Heiman, Jared Davis, Thomas J Lee, Nicolás Ajkay, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Objective: We describe a modification of the inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty for oncoplastic reconstruction of a central tumor defect. Our technique involved a deepithelialized L-shaped medial inferior based flap with removal of lateral breast tissue after central lumpectomy with a contralateral Wise-pattern mastopexy with inferior pedicle for symmetry. This technique is ideal for patients with large, ptotic breasts that desire breast conservation with immediate reconstruction. Methods: A 47-year-old woman with size 38 DD breasts presented with a palpable 2-cm subareolar mass of the left breast...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415527/influence-of-processing-parameters-on-the-macroscopic-mechanical-behavior-of-pva-hydrogels
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Christopher Masri, Gregory Chagnon, Denis Favier
This paper investigates the influence of three different processing parameters on the global mechanical behavior of PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol)/DMSO (Dimethylsulfoxide) hydrogels: the initial concentration of PVA, the DMSO:H2O ratio and the number of freeze/thaw cycle applied to the material. A specific thermo-regulated testing apparatus for hydrophilic materials is presented, along with the performed cyclic and rupture tests. The observed mechanical responses are explained by an in-depth analysis of the cross-linking phenomenon...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411681/breast-pet-mr-imaging
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REVIEW
Amy Melsaether, Linda Moy
Breast and whole-body PET/MR imaging is being used to detect local and metastatic disease and is being investigated for potential imaging biomarkers, which may eventually help personalize treatments and prognoses. This article provides an overview of breast and whole-body PET/MR exam techniques, summarizes PET and MR breast imaging for lesion detection, outlines investigations into multi-parametric breast PET/MR, looks at breast PET/MR in the setting of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, and reviews the pros and cons of whole-body PET/MR in the setting of metastatic or suspected metastatic breast cancer...
May 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407077/chemosensory-responses-to-the-repellent-nepeta-essential-oil-and-its-major-component-nepetalactone-by-aedes-aegypti-diptera-culicidae-a-vector-of-zika-virus
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Jackson T Sparks, Jonathan D Bohbot, Mihailo Ristic, Danijela Mišic, Marijana Skoric, Autar Mattoo, Joseph C Dickens
Nepeta essential oil (Neo; catnip) and its major component, nepetalactone, have long been known to repel insects including mosquitoes. However, the neural mechanisms through which these repellents are detected by mosquitoes, including the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.), an important vector of Zika virus, were poorly understood. Here we show that Neo volatiles activate olfactory receptor neurons within the basiconic sensilla on the maxillary palps of female Ae. aegypti. A gustatory receptor neuron sensitive to the feeding deterrent quinine and housed within sensilla on the labella of females was activated by both Neo and nepetalactone...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406102/strong-correlations-between-empathy-emotional-intelligence-and-personality-traits-among-podiatric-medical-students-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kurtis Bertram, John Randazzo, Nathaniel Alabi, Jack Levenson, John T Doucette, Peter Barbosa
BACKGROUND: The ability of health-care providers to demonstrate empathy toward their patients results in a number of positive outcomes improving the quality of care. In addition, a provider's level of emotional intelligence (EI) can further the doctor-patient relationship, stimulating a more personalized and comprehensive manner of treating patients. Furthermore, personality traits of a clinician may positively or negatively influence that relationship, as well as clinical outcomes. This study was designed to evaluate empathy levels in podiatric medical students in a 4-year doctoral program...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405317/changes-in-gene-expression-of-neo-squamous-mucosa-after-endoscopic-treatment-for-dysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus-and-intramucosal-adenocarcinoma
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Angelique Levert-Mignon, Michael J Bourke, Sarah J Lord, Andrew C Taylor, Antony R Wettstein, Melanie Edwards, Natalia K Botelho, Rebecca Sonson, Chatura Jayasekera, Oliver M Fisher, Melissa L Thomas, Finlay Macrae, Damian J Hussey, David I Watson, Reginald V Lord
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic therapy, including by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), is first line treatment for Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or intramucosal cancer (IMC) and may be appropriate for some patients with low-grade dysplasia (LGD). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the molecular effects of endotherapy. METHODS: mRNA expression of 16 genes significantly associated with different BE stages was measured in paired pre-treatment BE tissues and post-treatment neo-squamous biopsies from 36 patients treated by RFA (19 patients, 3 IMC, 4 HGD, 12 LGD) or EMR (17 patients, 4 IMC, 13 HGD)...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
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