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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630651/improving-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-in-resource-limited-settings-at-scale-a-discussion-of-interventions-and-recommendations
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Jessica E Haberer, Lora Sabin, K Rivet Amico, Catherine Orrell, Omar Galárraga, Alexander C Tsai, Rachel C Vreeman, Ira Wilson, Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Terrence F Blaschke, Bernard Vrijens, Claude A Mellins, Robert H Remien, Sheri D Weiser, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Michael J Stirratt, Papa Salif Sow, Bruce Thomas, Nathan Ford, Edward Mills, Richard Lester, Jean B Nachega, Bosco Mwebesa Bwana, Fred Ssewamala, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Paula Munderi, Elvin Geng, David R Bangsberg
Introduction: Successful population-level antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence will be necessary to realize both the clinical and prevention benefits of antiretroviral scale-up and, ultimately, the end of AIDS. Although many people living with HIV are adhering well, others struggle and most are likely to experience challenges in adherence that may threaten virologic suppression at some point during lifelong therapy. Despite the importance of ART adherence, supportive interventions have generally not been implemented at scale...
2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605751/improved-maize-reference-genome-with-single-molecule-technologies
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Yinping Jiao, Paul Peluso, Jinghua Shi, Tiffany Liang, Michelle C Stitzer, Bo Wang, Michael S Campbell, Joshua C Stein, Xuehong Wei, Chen-Shan Chin, Katherine Guill, Michael Regulski, Sunita Kumari, Andrew Olson, Jonathan Gent, Kevin L Schneider, Thomas K Wolfgruber, Michael R May, Nathan M Springer, Eric Antoniou, W Richard McCombie, Gernot G Presting, Michael McMullen, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, R Kelly Dawe, Alex Hastie, David R Rank, Doreen Ware
Complete and accurate reference genomes and annotations provide fundamental tools for characterization of genetic and functional variation. These resources facilitate the determination of biological processes and support translation of research findings into improved and sustainable agricultural technologies. Many reference genomes for crop plants have been generated over the past decade, but these genomes are often fragmented and missing complex repeat regions. Here we report the assembly and annotation of a reference genome of maize, a genetic and agricultural model species, using single-molecule real-time sequencing and high-resolution optical mapping...
June 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603547/a-better-scoring-model-for-de-novo-peptide-sequencing-the-symmetric-difference-between-explained-and-measured-masses
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Thomas Tschager, Simon Rösch, Ludovic Gillet, Peter Widmayer
BACKGROUND: Given a peptide as a string of amino acids, the masses of all its prefixes and suffixes can be found by a trivial linear scan through the amino acid masses. The inverse problem is the idealde novopeptide sequencing problem: Given all prefix and suffix masses, determine the string of amino acids. In biological reality, the given masses are measured in a lab experiment, and measurements by necessity are noisy. The (real, noisy) de novo peptide sequencing problem therefore has a noisy input: a few of the prefix and suffix masses of the peptide are missing and a few other masses are given in addition...
2017: Algorithms for Molecular Biology: AMB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602588/long-term-results-of-organ-procurement-from-burn-victims
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Daniel Schmauss, Amir K Bigdeli, Susanne Hellmich, Ana P Barreiros, Thomas Kremer, Günter Germann, Ulrich Kneser, Kai O Megerle
BACKGROUND: With the increasing success of organ transplantation, many traditional contraindications to organ procurement are being reconsidered. Burn disease has constituted a traditional contraindication to solid organ procurement because of concerns that such organs may have been compromised by ischemia secondary to burn shock and contaminated by bacteremia. With the current shortage of solid organs, the transplant community continues to look for ways to increase the number of organ donors, including the use of marginal donors...
June 8, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601508/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-renin-inhibitors-guided-by-simulated-annealing-of-chemical-potential-simulations
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Ian S Cloudsdale, John K Dickson, Thomas E Barta, Brian S Grella, Emilie D Smith, John L Kulp, Frank Guarnieri, John L Kulp
We have applied simulated annealing of chemical potential (SACP) to a diverse set of ∼150 very small molecules to provide insights into new interactions in the binding pocket of human renin, a historically difficult target for which to find low molecular weight (MW) inhibitors with good bioavailability. In one of its many uses in drug discovery, SACP provides an efficient, thermodynamically principled method of ranking chemotype replacements for scaffold hopping and manipulating physicochemical characteristics for drug development...
May 19, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599967/challenging-surgical-dogma-in-the-management-of-proximal-esophageal-atresia-with-distal-tracheoesophageal-fistula-outcomes-from-the-midwest-pediatric-surgery-consortium
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Dave R Lal, Samir K Gadepalli, Cynthia D Downard, Daniel J Ostlie, Peter C Minneci, Ruth M Swedler, Thomas H Chelius, Laura Cassidy, Cooper T Rapp, Deborah Billmire, Steven Bruch, R Carland Burns, Katherine J Deans, Mary E Fallat, Jason D Fraser, Julia Grabowski, Ferdynand Hebel, Michael A Helmrath, Ronald B Hirschl, Rashmi Kabre, Jonathan Kohler, Matthew P Landman, Charles M Leys, Grace Z Mak, Jessica Raque, Beth Rymeski, Jacqueline M Saito, Shawn D St Peter, Daniel von Allmen, Brad W Warner, Thomas T Sato
PURPOSE: Perioperative management of infants with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) is frequently based on surgeon experience and dogma rather than evidence-based guidelines. This study examines whether commonly perceived important aspects of practice affect outcome in a contemporary multi-institutional cohort of patients undergoing primary repair for the most common type of esophageal atresia anomaly, proximal EA with distal TEF. METHODS: The Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium conducted a multicenter, retrospective study examining selected outcomes on infants diagnosed with proximal EA with distal TEF who underwent primary repair over a 5-year period (2009-2014), with a minimum 1-year follow up, across 11 centers...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588883/compliance-with-evidence-based-multidisciplinary-guidelines-on-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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Robert Js Coelen, Joost Huiskens, Pim B Olthof, Eva Roos, Jimme K Wiggers, Annuska Schoorlemmer, Otto M van Delden, Heinz-Josef Klümpen, Erik Aj Rauws, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: Discrepancies are often noted between management of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC) in regional hospitals and the eventual treatment plan in specialized centers. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to evaluate whether regional centers adhere to guideline recommendations following implementation in 2013. METHODS: Data were analyzed from all consecutive patients with suspected PHC referred to our academic center between June 2013 and December 2015...
June 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587664/characterization-of-tau-prion-seeding-activity-and-strains-from-formaldehyde-fixed-tissue
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Sarah K Kaufman, Talitha L Thomas, Kelly Del Tredici, Heiko Braak, Marc I Diamond
Tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) feature progressive intraneuronal deposition of aggregated tau protein. The cause is unknown, but in experimental systems trans-cellular propagation of tau pathology resembles prion pathogenesis. Tau aggregate inoculation into mice produces transmissible pathology, and tau forms distinct strains, i.e. conformers that faithfully replicate and create predictable patterns of pathology in vivo. The prion model predicts that tau seed formation will anticipate neurofibrillary tau pathology...
June 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585873/a-simple-composite-metric-for-the-assessment-of-glycemic-status-from-continuous-glucose-monitoring-data-implications-for-clinical-practice-and-the-artificial-pancreas
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Irl B Hirsch, Andrew K Balo, Kevin Sayer, Arturo Garcia, Bruce A Buckingham, Thomas A Peyser
BACKGROUND: The potential clinical benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) have been recognized for many years, but CGM is used by a small fraction of patients with diabetes. One obstacle to greater use of the technology is the lack of simplified tools for assessing glycemic control from CGM data without complicated visual displays of data. METHODS: We developed a simple new metric, the personal glycemic state (PGS), to assess glycemic control solely from continuous glucose monitoring data...
June 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577489/european-contribution-to-the-study-of-ros-a-summary-of-the-findings-and-prospects-for-the-future-from-the-cost-action-bm1203-eu-ros
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REVIEW
Javier Egea, Isabel Fabregat, Yves M Frapart, Pietro Ghezzi, Agnes Görlach, Thomas Kietzmann, Kateryna Kubaichuk, Ulla G Knaus, Manuela G Lopez, Gloria Olaso-Gonzalez, Andreas Petry, Rainer Schulz, Jose Vina, Paul Winyard, Kahina Abbas, Opeyemi S Ademowo, Catarina B Afonso, Ioanna Andreadou, Haike Antelmann, Fernando Antunes, Mutay Aslan, Markus M Bachschmid, Rui M Barbosa, Vsevolod Belousov, Carsten Berndt, David Bernlohr, Esther Bertrán, Alberto Bindoli, Serge P Bottari, Paula M Brito, Guia Carrara, Ana I Casas, Afroditi Chatzi, Niki Chondrogianni, Marcus Conrad, Marcus S Cooke, João G Costa, Antonio Cuadrado, Pham My-Chan Dang, Barbara De Smet, Bilge Debelec-Butuner, Irundika H K Dias, Joe Dan Dunn, Amanda J Edson, Mariam El Assar, Jamel El-Benna, Péter Ferdinandy, Ana S Fernandes, Kari E Fladmark, Ulrich Förstermann, Rashid Giniatullin, Zoltán Giricz, Anikó Görbe, Helen Griffiths, Vaclav Hampl, Alina Hanf, Jan Herget, Pablo Hernansanz-Agustín, Melanie Hillion, Jingjing Huang, Serap Ilikay, Pidder Jansen-Dürr, Vincent Jaquet, Jaap A Joles, Balaraman Kalyanaraman, Danylo Kaminskyy, Mahsa Karbaschi, Marina Kleanthous, Lars-Oliver Klotz, Bato Korac, Kemal Sami Korkmaz, Rafal Koziel, Damir Kračun, Karl-Heinz Krause, Vladimír Křen, Thomas Krieg, João Laranjinha, Antigone Lazou, Huige Li, Antonio Martínez-Ruiz, Reiko Matsui, Gethin J McBean, Stuart P Meredith, Joris Messens, Verónica Miguel, Yuliya Mikhed, Irina Milisav, Lidija Milković, Antonio Miranda-Vizuete, Miloš Mojović, María Monsalve, Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy, John Mulvey, Thomas Münzel, Vladimir Muzykantov, Isabel T N Nguyen, Matthias Oelze, Nuno G Oliveira, Carlos M Palmeira, Nikoletta Papaevgeniou, Aleksandra Pavićević, Brandán Pedre, Fabienne Peyrot, Marios Phylactides, Gratiela G Pircalabioru, Andrew R Pitt, Henrik E Poulsen, Ignacio Prieto, Maria Pia Rigobello, Natalia Robledinos-Antón, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Anabela P Rolo, Francis Rousset, Tatjana Ruskovska, Nuno Saraiva, Shlomo Sasson, Katrin Schröder, Khrystyna Semen, Tamara Seredenina, Anastasia Shakirzyanova, Geoffrey L Smith, Thierry Soldati, Bebiana C Sousa, Corinne M Spickett, Ana Stancic, Marie José Stasia, Holger Steinbrenner, Višnja Stepanić, Sebastian Steven, Kostas Tokatlidis, Erkan Tuncay, Belma Turan, Fulvio Ursini, Jan Vacek, Olga Vajnerova, Kateřina Valentová, Frank Van Breusegem, Lokman Varisli, Elizabeth A Veal, A Suha Yalçın, Olha Yelisyeyeva, Neven Žarković, Martina Zatloukalová, Jacek Zielonka, Rhian M Touyz, Andreas Papapetropoulos, Tilman Grune, Santiago Lamas, Harald H H W Schmidt, Fabio Di Lisa, Andreas Daiber
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) provides an ideal framework to establish multi-disciplinary research networks. COST Action BM1203 (EU-ROS) represents a consortium of researchers from different disciplines who are dedicated to providing new insights and tools for better understanding redox biology and medicine and, in the long run, to finding new therapeutic strategies to target dysregulated redox processes in various diseases. This report highlights the major achievements of EU-ROS as well as research updates and new perspectives arising from its members...
May 18, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576740/draft-genome-sequence-of-a-kluyvera-intermedia-isolate-from-a-patient-with-a-pancreatic-abscess
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Roland Thele, Heidi Gumpert, Louise B Christensen, Peder Worning, Kristian Schønning, Henrik Westh, Thomas A Hansen
The genus Kluyvera comprises potential pathogens that can cause many infections. This study reports a Kluyvera intermedia strain (FOSA7093) from a pancreatic cyst specimen from a long-term hospitalised patient. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of the K. intermedia isolate was performed and the strain was reported as sensitive to Danish-registered antibiotics although it had a fosA-like gene in the genome. There were nine contigs that aligned to a plasmid, and these contigs contained several heavy metal resistance gene homologues...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573454/quality-of-life-among-adolescents-living-in-residential-youth-care-do-domain-specific-self-esteem-and-psychopathology-contribute
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Thomas Jozefiak, Nanna S Kayed, Ingunn Ranøyen, Hanne K Greger, Jan L Wallander, Lars Wichstrøm
PURPOSE: Many adolescents living in residential youth care (RYC) institutions perceive their quality of life (QoL) to be low. Enhancing QoL is thus important, but little is known about the potential contributors to their QoL. Early interpersonal trauma and subsequent removal from home and repeated relocations to new placements are expected to affect mental health and self-esteem. We therefore investigated if domain-specific self-esteem contributed to QoL among adolescents living in RYC institutions over and beyond their levels of psychopathology...
June 1, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562003/effect-of-alkylation-on-the-cellular-uptake-of-polyethylene-glycol-coated-gold-nanoparticles
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Lok Wai Cola Ho, Wing-Yin Yung, Kwun Hei Samuel Sy, Ho Yin Li, Chun Kit K Choi, Ken Cham-Fai Leung, Thomas W Y Lee, Chung Hang Jonathan Choi
Alkyl groups (CnH2n+1) are prevalent in engineered bionanomaterials used for many intracellular applications, yet how alkyl groups dictate the interactions between nanoparticles and mammalian cells remains incomprehensively investigated. In this work, we report the effect of alkylation on the cellular uptake of densely polyethylene glycol-coated nanoparticles, which are characterized by their limited entry into mammalian cells. Specifically, we prepare densely PEGylated gold nanoparticles that bear alkyl chains of varying carbon chain lengths (n) and loading densities (termed "alkyl-PEG-AuNPs"), followed by investigating their uptake by Kera-308 keratinocytes...
June 7, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543743/detection-and-localization-of-regucalcin-in-spermatozoa-of-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-a-calcium-regulating-multifunctional-protein
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H Pillai, A M Shende, M S Parmar, J Thomas, H S Kartha, G Taru Sharma, S K Ghosh, S K Bhure
Regucalcin (RGN) is a calcium-regulating, anti-apoptotic, antioxidative and antiproliferative multifunctional protein predominantly seen in liver and kidney. All these functions are very crucial during spermatogenesis and sperm maturation process until fertilization of the ovum. Although many studies have reported the wide distribution of regucalcin in the male reproductive tract of the rat, human and bovine, its presence in spermatozoa is yet to be demonstrated wherein calcium has a pivotal role in the transport, capacitation, acrosomal reaction and further fusion with ova...
May 24, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521849/a-writer-s-guide-to-education-scholarship-qualitative-education-scholarship-part-2
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Teresa M Chan, Daniel K Ting, Andrew Koch Hall, Aleisha Murnaghan, Brent Thoma, Jill McEwen, Lalena M Yarris
OBJECTIVE: Education scholarship can be conducted using a variety of methods, from quantitative experiments to qualitative studies. Qualitative methods are less commonly used in emergency medicine (EM) education research but are well-suited to explore complex educational problems and generate hypotheses. We aimed to review the literature to provide resources to guide educators who wish to conduct qualitative research in EM education. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review to outline: 1) a list of journals that regularly publish qualitative educational papers; 2) an aggregate set of quality markers for qualitative educational research and scholarship; and 3) a list of quality checklists for qualitative educational research and scholarship...
May 19, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514963/patient-centered-primary-care-for-adults-at-high-risk-for-auds-the-choosing-healthier-drinking-options-in-primary-care-choice-trial
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Katharine A Bradley, Evette Joy Ludman, Laura J Chavez, Jennifer F Bobb, Susan J Ruedebusch, Carol E Achtmeyer, Joseph O Merrill, Andrew J Saxon, Ryan M Caldeiro, Diane M Greenberg, Amy K Lee, Julie E Richards, Rachel M Thomas, Theresa E Matson, Emily C Williams, Eric Hawkins, Gwen Lapham, Daniel R Kivlahan
BACKGROUND: Most patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) never receive alcohol treatment, and experts have recommended management of AUDs in primary care. The Choosing Healthier Drinking Options In primary CarE (CHOICE) trial was a randomized controlled effectiveness trial of a novel intervention for primary care patients at high risk for AUDs. This report describes the conceptual and scientific foundation of the CHOICE model of care, critical elements of the CHOICE trial design consistent with the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR), results of recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the enrolled sample...
May 17, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512093/population-genomic-analysis-of-1-777-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-houston-texas-unexpected-abundance-of-clonal-group-307
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S Wesley Long, Randall J Olsen, Todd N Eagar, Stephen B Beres, Picheng Zhao, James J Davis, Thomas Brettin, Fangfang Xia, James M Musser
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a major human pathogen responsible for high morbidity and mortality rates. The emergence and spread of strains resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents and documented large nosocomial outbreaks are especially concerning. To develop new therapeutic strategies for K. pneumoniae, it is imperative to understand the population genomic structure of strains causing human infections. To address this knowledge gap, we sequenced the genomes of 1,777 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing K...
May 16, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508740/caep-2016-academic-symposium-a-writer-s-guide-to-key-steps-in-producing-quality-medical-education-scholarship
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Teresa M Chan, Brent Thoma, Andrew Koch Hall, Aleisha Murnaghan, Daniel K Ting, Carly Hagel, Kristen Weersink, Paola Camorlinga, Jill McEwen, Farhan Bhanji, Jonathan Sherbino
A key skill for successful clinician educators is the effective dissemination of scholarly innovations and research. Although there are many ways to disseminate scholarship, the most accepted and rewarded form of educational scholarship is publication in peer-reviewed journals. This paper provides direction for emergency medicine (EM) educators interested in publishing their scholarship via traditional peer-reviewed avenues. It builds upon four literature reviews that aggregated recommendations for writing and publishing high-quality quantitative and qualitative research, innovations, and reviews...
May 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483465/use-of-medical-expulsive-therapy-in-children-an-assessment-of-nationwide-practice-patterns-and-outcomes
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Jonathan S Ellison, Paul A Merguerian, Benjamin C Fu, Sarah K Holt, Thomas S Lendvay, John L Gore, Margarett Shnorhavorian
INTRODUCTION: Early data support the use of medical expulsive therapy (MET) in children. However, little is known regarding use or outcomes associated with MET outside of pediatric-specific practices. Using a national administrative dataset, we sought to characterize utilization patterns of MET as well as assess outcomes associated with MET exposure. STUDY DESIGN: We interrogated the MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database to identify children under the age of 18 presenting to the emergency department (ED) with any diagnosis of upper urinary tract calculi (UUTC, including renal and ureteral calculi)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482226/microbially-and-phytofabricated-agnps-with-different-mode-of-bactericidal-action-were-identified-to-have-comparable-potential-for-surface-fabrication-of-central-venous-catheters-to-combat-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm
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Roshmi Thomas, Shiji Mathew, A R Nayana, Jyothis Mathews, E K Radhakrishnan
In spite of newer innovations and process improvements, catheter related infections still pose serious threat to hospitalized patients. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are well demonstrated to have antibacterial properties and also have been implemented for surface fabrication of many indwelling medical devices. So, herein we sought to compare the performance of AgNPs generated through biogenic routes using bacteria and plant extract for their antibacterial and antibiofilm potential against biofilm forming Staphylococcus aureus...
June 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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