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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193677/sex-differences-in-the-clinical-impact-of-high-platelet-reactivity-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-drug-eluting-stents-results-from-the-adapt-des-study-assessment-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-with-drug-eluting-stents
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Jennifer Yu, Roxana Mehran, Usman Baber, Sze-Yuan Ooi, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Giora Weisz, Michael J Rinaldi, Franz-Josef Neumann, D Christopher Metzger, Timothy D Henry, David A Cox, Peter L Duffy, Ernest L Mazzaferri, Bruce R Brodie, Thomas D Stuckey, Akiko Maehara, Ke Xu, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Ajay J Kirtane, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Sex differences in the outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents and in the response to clopidogrel therapy have been reported; however, the differential risk of high platelet reactivity (HPR) on clopidogrel in women versus men is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared 8448 patients enrolled in the ADAPT-DES study (Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Drug-Eluting Stents) according to sex and the presence/absence of HPR on clopidogrel (defined as P2Y12 reactivity units >208)...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188977/lack-of-incremental-effect-of-histamine-receptor-antagonists-over-proton-pump-inhibitors-on-the-risk-of-neoplastic-progression-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus-a-cohort-study
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Prashanthi N Thota, Kaveh Hajifathalian, Tanmayee Benjamin, Ashok Runkana, Rocio Lopez, Madhusudhan R Sanaka
AIMS: Long-term acid suppression lowers the risk of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE). With the recent reports about harmful effects of chronic proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use, there is renewed interest about alternative methods of acid suppression. Hence, our aim was to study the effect of H2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) on the risk of progression to neoplasia in our BE cohort. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of patients in our BE Registry from 2002 to 2015...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165360/body-composition-nutritional-profile-and-muscular-fitness-affect-bone-health-in-a-sample-of-schoolchildren-from-colombia-the-fuprecol-study
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Mónica Adriana Forero-Bogotá, Mónica Liliana Ojeda-Pardo, Antonio García-Hermoso, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Emilio González-Jiménez, Jacqueline Schmidt-RíoValle, Carmen Flores Navarro-Pérez, Luis Gracia-Marco, Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Javier Martínez-Torres, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
The objective of the present study is to investigate the relationships between body composition, nutritional profile, muscular fitness (MF) and bone health in a sample of children and adolescents from Colombia. Participants included 1118 children and adolescents (54.6% girls). Calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation (c-BUA) was obtained as a marker of bone health. Body composition (fat mass and lean mass) was assessed using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Furthermore height, weight, waist circumference and Tanner stage were measured and body mass index (BMI) was calculated...
February 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139443/effectiveness-of-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-against-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-south-african-children-a-case-control-study
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Cheryl Cohen, Claire von Mollendorf, Linda de Gouveia, Sarona Lengana, Susan Meiring, Vanessa Quan, Arthermon Nguweneza, David P Moore, Gary Reubenson, Mamokgethi Moshe, Shabir A Madhi, Brian Eley, Ute Hallbauer, Heather Finlayson, Sheeba Varughese, Katherine L O'Brien, Elizabeth R Zell, Keith P Klugman, Cynthia G Whitney, Anne von Gottberg
BACKGROUND: The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) was designed to include disease-causing serotypes that are important in low-income and middle-income countries. Vaccine effectiveness estimates are scarce in these settings. South Africa replaced PCV7 with PCV13 in 2011 using a 2 + 1 schedule. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of two or more doses of PCV13 against invasive pneumococcal disease in children with HIV infection and in those not infected with HIV. METHODS: Cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in children aged 5 years or younger were identified through national laboratory-based surveillance...
March 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133926/n-acylhomoserine-lactone-regulation-of-genes-mediating-motility-and-pathogenicity-in-pseudomonas-syringae-pathovar-tabaci-11528
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Feifei Cheng, Anzhou Ma, Jinxue Luo, Xuliang Zhuang, Guoqiang Zhuang
Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tabaci 11528 (P. syringae 11528) is a phytopathogen that causes wild-fire disease in soybean and tobacco plants. It utilizes a cell density-dependent regulation system known as quorum sensing (QS). In its QS system, the psyI is responsible for the biosynthesis of N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs). By comparing the transcripts from P. syringae 11528 wild-type strain with those of the ΔpsyI mutant using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) technology, 1118 AHL-regulated genes were identified in the transition from exponential to stationary growth phase...
January 29, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131885/attractors-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-maximal-cliques-and-attract-methods
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Ming-Jun Feng, Hui-Min Chu, Cai-Jie Shen, Bin He, Xian-Feng Du, Yi-Bo Yu, Jing Liu, Xiao-Min Chen
BACKGROUND: Our study was designed to identify the differential attractor modules related with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) by integrating clustering-based on maximal cliques algorithm and Attract method. METHODS: We firstly recruited the HCM-related microarray data from ArrayExpress database. Next, protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks of normal and HCM were constructed and re-weighted using spearman correlation coefficient (SCC). Then, maximal cliques were found from the PPI networks through the clustering-based on maximal cliques approach...
January 19, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122619/obesity-metabolic-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-prognosis-from-the-partners-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-registry
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Edward A Hulten, Marcio Sommer Bittencourt, Ryan Preston, Avinainder Singh, Carla Romagnolli, Brian Ghoshhajra, Ravi Shah, Siddique Abbasi, Suhny Abbara, Khurram Nasir, Michael Blaha, Udo Hoffmann, Marcelo F Di Carli, Ron Blankstein
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship among body mass index (BMI), cardiometabolic risk and coronary artery disease (CAD) among patients undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 1118 patients, who underwent coronary CTA at two centers from September 2004 to October 2011. Coronary CTA were categorized as normal, nonobstructive CAD (<50%), or obstructive CAD (≥50%) in addition to segment involvement (SIS) and stenosis scores...
January 25, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054304/comparative-analysis-of-drosophila-melanogaster-gut-microbiota-with-respect-to-host-strain-sex-and-age
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Gangsik Han, Hyo Jung Lee, Sang Eun Jeong, Che Ok Jeon, Seogang Hyun
Microbiota has a significant impact on the health of the host individual. The complexity of the interactions between mammalian hosts and their microbiota highlights the value of using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism, because of its relatively simple microbial community and ease of physiological and genetic manipulation. However, highly variable and sometimes inconsistent results regarding the microbiota of D. melanogaster have been reported for host samples collected from different geographical locations; discrepancies that may be because of the inherent physiological conditions of the D...
January 4, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050887/assessment-of-in-silico-protein-sequence-analysis-in-the-clinical-classification-of-variants-in-cancer-risk-genes
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Iain D Kerr, Hannah C Cox, Kelsey Moyes, Brent Evans, Brianna C Burdett, Aric van Kan, Heather McElroy, Paris J Vail, Krystal L Brown, Dechie B Sumampong, Nicholas J Monteferrante, Kennedy L Hardman, Aaron Theisen, Erin Mundt, Richard J Wenstrup, Julie M Eggington
Missense variants represent a significant proportion of variants identified in clinical genetic testing. In the absence of strong clinical or functional evidence, the American College of Medical Genetics recommends that these findings be classified as variants of uncertain significance (VUS). VUSs may be reclassified to better inform patient care when new evidence is available. It is critical that the methods used for reclassification are robust in order to prevent inappropriate medical management strategies and unnecessary, life-altering surgeries...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045954/the-rs7044343-polymorphism-of-the-interleukin-33-gene-is-associated-with-decreased-risk-of-developing-premature-coronary-artery-disease-and-central-obesity-and-could-be-involved-in-regulating-the-production-of-il-33
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Javier Angeles-Martínez, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Luis Llorente, Edith Alvarez-León, Julian Ramírez-Bello, Teresa Villarreal-Molina, Guadalupe Lima, Guillermo Cardoso-Saldaña, José Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez, Nonanzit Pérez-Hernández, José Manuel Fragoso, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón
AIM: The effect of interleukin 33 (IL-33) in the inflammatory process generates significant interest in the potential significance of IL-33 as a biomarker for coronary artery disease (CAD). Here, our objective was to analyze whether IL-33 gene polymorphisms are associated with premature CAD in a case-control association study. METHODS: Four IL-33 polymorphisms (rs7848215, rs16924144, rs16924159 and rs7044343) were genotyped by 5' exonuclease TaqMan assays in 1095 patients with premature CAD and 1118 controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028585/effects-of-a-primary-care-intervention-to-improve-the-quality-of-zolpidem-prescriptions-in-elderly-patients
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Rocío López-Sepúlveda, María Ángeles García Lirola, Esther Espínola García, Salvadora Martín Sances, Sonia Anaya Ordóñez, José María Jurado Martínez, José Cabeza Barrera
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to measure the impact of an intervention on the prescription habits of general practitioners (GPs) in order to improve the quality of zolpidem prescriptions in patients aged 75 or older. METHODS: A prospective multicentric non-randomized trial was performed in the Metropolitan Granada Primary Healthcare Area (Andalusian Public Healthcare Service, Spain), which serves a total population of approximately 675,000 inhabitants...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000759/one-pot-synthesis-of-carbon-supported-calcined-mg-al-layered-double-hydroxides-for-antibiotic-removal-by-slow-pyrolysis-of-biomass-waste
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Xiaofei Tan, Shaobo Liu, Yunguo Liu, Yanling Gu, Guangming Zeng, Xiaoxi Cai, ZhiLi Yan, Chunping Yang, Xinjiang Hu, Bo Chen
A biochar supported calcined-Mg/Al layered double hydroxides composite (CLDHs/BC) was synthesized by a one-pot slow pyrolysis of LDHs preloaded bagasse biomass. Multiple characterizations of the product illustrated that the calcined-Mg/Al layered double hydroxides (CLDHs) were successfully coated onto the biochar in slow pyrolysis of pre-treated biomass. The as-synthesized CLDHs/BC could efficiently remove antibiotic tetracycline from aqueous solutions. The coating of CLDHs significantly increased the adsorption ability of biochar, and CLDHs/BC exhibited more than 2 times higher adsorption capacity than that of the pristine biochar (BC) in the tested pH range...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000693/consumption-of-a-high-fat-breakfast-on-consecutive-days-alters-preclinical-biomarkers-for-atherosclerosis
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B K McFarlin, K C Carpenter, A L Henning, A S Venable
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent research has speculated that the risk of developing atherosclerosis is due to the accumulation of the effects of daily diet choices. The purpose of this study was to examine which of our previously identified preclinical disease risk biomarkers were further elevated when consuming a high-fat (644±50 kcal; 100% recommended dietary allowance for fat), high-calorie (1118±100 kcal; 70% daily caloric needs) breakfast on consecutive days. Young, normal weight females (N=7) participated in this study...
February 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957628/combined-effects-of-fermentation-temperature-and-ph-on-kinetic-changes-of-chemical-constituents-of-durian-wine-fermented-with-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Yuyun Lu, Marilyn Kai Wen Voon, Dejian Huang, Pin-Rou Lee, Shao-Quan Liu
This study investigated the effects of temperature (20 and 30 °C) and pH (pH 3.1, 3.9) on kinetic changes of chemical constituents of the durian wine fermented with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Temperature significantly affected growth of S. cerevisiae EC-1118 regardless of pH with a higher temperature leading to a faster cell death. The pH had a more significant effect on ethanol production than temperature with higher production at 20 °C (5.95%, v/v) and 30 °C (5.56%, v/v) at pH 3.9, relative to that at pH 3...
December 12, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929474/a-simple-one-step-dissection-protocol-for-whole-mount-preparation-of-adult-drosophila-brains
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Antonio J Tito, Shebna Cheema, Mian Jiang, Sheng Zhang
There is an increasing interest in using Drosophila to model human brain degenerative diseases, map neuronal circuitries in adult brains, and study the molecular and cellular basis of higher brain functions. A whole-mount preparation of adult brains with well-preserved morphology is critical for such whole brain-based studies, but can be technically challenging and time-consuming. This protocol describes an easy-to-learn, one-step dissection approach of an adult fly head in less than 10 s, while keeping the intact brain attached to the rest of the body to facilitate subsequent processing steps...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906722/location-and-grade-of-prostate-cancer-diagnosed-by-transperineal-template-guided-mapping-biopsy-after-negative-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-biopsy
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Nathan Bittner, Gregory Merrick, Al Taira, Abbey Bennett, Amy Schattel, Wayne Butler, Robert Galbreath, Edward Adamovich
OBJECTIVES: To determine the location and grade of prostate cancer diagnosed by transperineal template-guided mapping (TTMB) after negative transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This analysis consisted of 1118 consecutive patients who underwent TTMB from January 2005 to August 2015. Eight hundred thirty-five underwent TTMB after at least 1 negative TRUS biopsy and 283 underwent TTMB as the first biopsy procedure. The study population was divided into cohorts based on the number of prior TRUS biopsy sessions (0, 1, 2, and ≥3)...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850755/1118-anesthesiology-intensivist-led-perioperative-surgical-home-a-quality-assurance-pilot
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Khaldoun Faris, Stephen Heard, Christine Motzkus-Feagans, Masilo Grant, Jennifer Yates, Mitchell Sokoloff, Shubjeet Kaur, Theofilos Matheos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826592/current-knowledge-of-burn-injury-first-aid-practices-and-applied-traditional-remedies-a-nationwide-survey
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Abdullah E Kattan, Feras AlShomer, Abdulaziz K Alhujayri, Abdullah Addar, Albaraa Aljerian
BACKGROUND: Burn first aid awareness has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality. We present a report on the knowledge and practices of the Saudi population with regard to burn first aid and the application of traditional remedies. METHODS: An internet-based survey was conducted to assess the public's knowledge on first aid practices and home remedies applied for burn injuries among Saudi adults. RESULTS: A total of 2758 individuals responded to the survey...
2016: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807647/epigenetic-transcriptional-memory
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Agustina D'Urso, Jason H Brickner
Organisms alter gene expression to adapt to changes in environmental conditions such as temperature, nutrients, inflammatory signals, and stress (Gialitakis et al. in Mol Cell Biol 30:2046-2056, 2010; Conrath in Trends Plant Sci 16:524-531, 2011; Avramova in Plant J 83:149-159, 2015; Solé et al. in Curr Genet 61:299-308, 2015; Ho and Gasch in Curr Genet 61:503-511, 2015; Bevington et al. in EMBO J 35:515-535, 2016; Hilker et al. in Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 91:1118-1133, 2016). In some cases, organisms can "remember" a previous environmental condition and adapt to that condition more rapidly in the future (Gems and Partridge 2008)...
November 2, 2016: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791224/impact-of-protein-nutritional-status-on-plasma-bnp-in-elderly-patients
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S F Chen, Y J Li, H M Song, P Wu, X S Zhang, C L Cui
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that the levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in plasma are negatively correlated with Body Mass Index (BMI) whereas lean body mass is also closely related to plasma BNP. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of protein nutritional status on plasma BNP in aged patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The cross-sectional study was applied and the anthropometric measurement and nutritional biochemical test was performed in 1118 elderly inpatients in a stable condition were enrolled in the study (mean age, 75 years; 54% women)...
2016: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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