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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314434/acceptability-of-medication-and-nonmedication-treatment-for-insomnia-among-female-veterans-effects-of-age-insomnia-severity-and-psychiatric-symptoms
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Najwa C Culver, Yeonsu Song, Sarah Kate McGowan, Constance H Fung, Michael N Mitchell, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Karen R Josephson, Stella Jouldjian, Donna L Washington, Elizabeth M Yano, C Amanda Schweizer, Cathy A Alessi, Jennifer L Martin
PURPOSE: Female veterans are at high risk for sleep problems, and there is a need to provide effective treatment for this population who experience insomnia. This study's primary goal was to compare the acceptability of medication versus nonmedication treatments for insomnia among female veterans. In addition, we examined the role of patient age, severity of sleep disturbance, and psychiatric symptoms on acceptability of each treatment approach and on the differences in acceptability between these approaches...
November 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304305/combined-dual-task-gait-training-and%C3%A2-aerobic-exercise-to-improve-cognition-%C3%A2-mobility-and%C3%A2-vascular-health-in%C3%A2-community-dwelling-older-adults-at%C3%A2-risk-for-future-cognitive-decline1
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Michael A Gregory, Narlon C Boa Sorte Silva, Dawn P Gill, Cheri L McGowan, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, J Kevin Shoemaker, Vladimir Hachinski, Jeff Holmes, Robert J Petrella
This 6-month experimental case series study investigated the effects of a dual-task gait training and aerobic exercise intervention on cognition, mobility, and cardiovascular health in community-dwelling older adults without dementia. Participants exercised 40 min/day, 3 days/week for 26 weeks on a Biodex GaitTrainer2 treadmill. Participants were assessed at baseline (V0), interim (V1: 12-weeks), intervention endpoint (V2: 26-weeks), and study endpoint (V3: 52-weeks). The study outcomes included: cognition [executive function (EF), processing speed, verbal fluency, and memory]; mobility: usual & dual-task gait (speed, step length, and stride time variability); and vascular health: ambulatory blood pressure, carotid arterial compliance, and intima-media thickness (cIMT)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296471/the-safety-of-multiple-flexible-sigmoidoscopies-with-mucosal-biopsies-in-healthy-clinical-trial-participants
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Wai Kan Chiu, Rhonda M Brand, Danielle Camp, Stacey Edick, Carol Mitchell, Sherri Karas, Amanda Zehmisch, Ken Ho, Randall E Brand, Janet Harrison, Steven Abo, Ross D Cranston, Ian McGowan
During Phase 1 pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics studies, participants may undergo multiple sigmoidoscopies, with a collection of 10-20 biopsies during each procedure. This article characterizes the safety of flexible sigmoidoscopies in clinical trial participants. We determined the number of flexible sigmoidoscopies and rectal biopsies that participants underwent and analyzed the frequency, duration, and severity of flexible sigmoidoscopy-related adverse events (AEs). During the study period, 278 participants underwent 1,004 flexible sigmoidoscopies with the collection of 15,930 rectal biopsies...
March 15, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295721/endometrial-biopsy-in-bos-indicus-beef-heifers
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O Ramirez-Garzon, N Satake, R E Lyons, J Hill, M K Holland, M McGowan
An endometrial biopsy allows for a comprehensive assessment of the uterine environment of a breeding female. Although routine in mares, devices used for endometrial biopsies are impracticable in heifers due to the size and structure of the cervix. This report describes the use of a human bronchoscopy biopsy device (Karl Storz(®) 10366L) for collection of endometrial biopsies in Bos indicus beef heifers. The Storz(®) device is smaller and thinner and enabled the collection of an endometrial biopsy in 86% of heifers (n = 44/51)...
March 11, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295286/predicting-coastal-algal-blooms-in-southern-california
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John A McGowan, Ethan R Deyle, Hao Ye, Melissa L Carter, Charles T Perretti, Kerri D Seger, Alain de Verneil, George Sugihara
The irregular appearance of planktonic algae blooms off the coast of southern California has been a source of wonder for over a century. Although large algal blooms can have significant negative impacts on ecosystems and human health, a predictive understanding of these events has eluded science, and many have come to regard them as ultimately random phenomena. However, the highly nonlinear nature of ecological dynamics can give the appearance of randomness and stress traditional methods-such as model fitting or analysis of variance-to the point of breaking...
March 10, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294498/respiratory-health-status-is-impaired-in-uk-hiv-positive-adults-with-virologically-suppressed-hiv-infection
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J Brown, J A McGowan, H Chouial, S Capocci, C Smith, D Ivens, M Johnson, L Sathia, R Shah, F C Lampe, A Rodger, M Lipman
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate whether people living with HIV (PLWH) using effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) have worse respiratory health status than similar HIV-negative individuals. METHODS: We recruited 197 HIV-positive and 93 HIV-negative adults from HIV and sexual health clinics. They completed a questionnaire regarding risk factors for respiratory illness. Respiratory health status was assessed using the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) breathlessness scale...
March 13, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293834/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-hcv-replication-inhibitors
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David C McGowan, Mourad D Khamlichi, Alex De Groot, Frederik Pauwels, Frédéric Delouvroy, Kristof Van Emelen, Kenneth Simmen, Pierre Raboisson
Direct acting antiviral agents to cure hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has emerged as the gold standard therapy. Along with protease inhibitors, nucleoside polymerase inhibitors and non-nucleoside polymerase inhibitors, the inhibition of NS5a has proved to be an effective way to treat HCV patients. Here we report on novel HCV NS5a inhibitors which were synthesized and evaluated in the HCV replicon assay. A series of inhibitors were formed by a cycloaddition reaction in parallel to establish new leads and explore the effects of unsymmetrical cap substitution...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281073/using-early-life-stages-of-marine-animals-to-screen-the-toxicity-of-priority-hazardous-and-noxious-substances
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Isabel Cunha, Tiago Torres, Helena Oliveira, Rosário Martins, Thomas McGowan, David Sheahan, Miguel Machado Santos
This study provides toxicity values for early life stages (ELS) of two phylogenetically distinct marine animal taxa, the sea urchin (Paracentrotus lividus), a deuterostome invertebrate, and the turbot (Scophthalmus maximus), a vertebrate (teleost), when challenged by six hazardous and noxious substances (HNS): aniline, butyl acrylate, m-cresol, cyclohexylbenzene, hexane and trichloroethylene. The aim of the study was to provide preliminary information on toxic effects of representative and relevant priority HNS to assess the risk posed by spills to marine habitats and therefore improve preparedness and the response at the operational level...
March 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256213/update-on-molecular-findings-in-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Dina El Demellawy, Jean McGowan-Jordan, Joseph de Nanassy, Elizaveta Chernetsova, Ahmed Nasr
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common malignant soft tissue tumour in children and adolescence. Histologically RMS resembles developing fetal striated skeletal muscle. RMS is stratified into different histological subtypes which appear to influence management plans and patients outcome. Importantly, molecular classification of RMS seems to more accurately capture the true biology and clinical course and prognosis of RMS to guide therapeutic decisions. The identification of PAX-FOXO1 fusion status in RMS is one of the most important updates in the risk stratification of RMS...
February 27, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244377/success-and-failure-a-firsthand-look-into-uganda-s-most-recent-bednet-distribution-campaign
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Kate Zinszer, Jessie Stone, Julius C Mpaata, Sarah Muwanguzi, Sasha Adler, Cheri L McGowan, Phillip D Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243380/patient-reported-outcomes-from-sacroiliac-joint-fusion
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Vamsi K Kancherla, Shane M McGowan, Brittany N Audley, Gbolabo Sokunbi, Steven T Puccio
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, case series. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine morbidity, complications, and patient reported outcomes from minimally invasive sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusion. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Lumbar back pain emanating from the SIJ can be surgically treated via a percutaneous approach in the appropriately selected patient with minimal morbidity and acceptable functional outcomes. METHODS: Patients diagnosed by >2 physical examination maneuvers and subjective relief from a computed tomography-guided lidocaine-bupivacaine-steroid injection underwent SIJ fusion after failing conservative management with a combination of oral anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and pelvic belt stabilization...
February 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241280/pediatric-contact-dermatitis-registry-data-on-contact-allergy-in-children-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Sharon E Jacob, Maria McGowan, Nanette B Silverberg, Janice L Pelletier, Luz Fonacier, Nico Mousdicas, Doug Powell, Andrew Scheman, Alina Goldenberg
Importance: Atopic dermatitis (AD) and allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) have a dynamic relationship not yet fully understood. Investigation has been limited thus far by a paucity of data on the overlap of these disorders in pediatric patients. Objective: To use data from the Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry to elucidate the associations and sensitizations among patients with concomitant AD and ACD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective case review examined 1142 patch test cases of children younger than 18 years, who were registered between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, by 84 health care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) from across the United States...
February 22, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238479/differential-effects-of-the-single-family-room-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-on-18-to-24-month-bayley-scores-of-preterm-infants
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Betty Vohr, Elisabeth McGowan, Leslie McKinley, Richard Tucker, Lenore Keszler, Barbara Alksninis
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of human milk and social/environmental disparities on developmental outcomes of infants born preterm cared for in a single-family room (SFR) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN: Outcomes were compared between infants weighing ≤1250 g cared for in an open-bay NICU (1/2007-8/2009) (n = 394) and an SFR NICU (1/2010-12/2011) (n = 297). Human milk provision at 1 week, 4 weeks and discharge, and 4 week volume (mL/kg/day) were analyzed...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237763/continued-optimization-of-the-m5-nam-ml375-discovery-of-vu6008667-an-m5-nam-with-high-cns-penetration-and-a-desired-short-half-life-in-rat-for-addiction-studies
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Kevin M McGowan, Kellie D Nance, Hykeyung P Cho, Thomas M Bridges, P Jeffrey Conn, Carrie K Jones, Craig W Lindsley
This letter describes the continued optimization of M5 NAM ML375 (VU0483253). While a valuable in vivo tool compound, ML375has an excessively long elimination half-life in rat (t1/2=80h), which can be problematic in certain rodent addiction paradigms (e.g., reinstatement). Thus, we required an M5 NAM of comparable potency to ML375, but with a rat t1/2 of less than 4h. Steep SAR plagued this chemotype, and here we detail aniline replacements that offered some improvements over ML375, but failed to advance. Ultimately, incorporation of a single methyl group to the 9b-phenyl ring acted as a metabolic shunt, providing (S)-11 (VU6008667), an equipotent M5 NAM, with high CNS penetration, excellent selectivity versus M1-4 and the desired short half-life (t1/2=2...
February 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237375/maternal-mental-health-and-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-discharge-readiness-in-mothers-of-preterm-infants
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Elisabeth C McGowan, Nan Du, Katheleen Hawes, Richard Tucker, Melissa O'Donnell, Betty Vohr
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate associations between maternal mental health disorders (MHDs) and discharge readiness for mothers of infants born preterm (<37 weeks). We hypothesized that mothers with a history of MHDs would report decreased perceptions of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge readiness compared with mothers without a history. STUDY DESIGN: Mothers of infants born preterm in the NICU >5 days between 2012 and 2015 and participating in a transition home program completed a discharge readiness questionnaire measuring perceptions of staff support, infant well-being (medical stability), maternal well-being (emotional readiness/competency), and maternal comfort (worry about infant)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229533/expansion-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-with-aging-in-the-bone-marrow-of-mice-through-a-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-mechanism
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Rafael R Flores, Cheryl L Clauson, Joonseok Cho, Byeong-Chel Lee, Sara J McGowan, Darren J Baker, Laura J Niedernhofer, Paul D Robbins
With aging, there is progressive loss of tissue homeostasis and functional reserve, leading to an impaired response to stress and an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. A key mediator of the cellular response to damage and stress is the transcription factor NF-κB. We demonstrated previously that NF-κB transcriptional activity is upregulated in tissues from both natural aged mice and in a mouse model of a human progeroid syndrome caused by defective repair of DNA damage (ERCC1-deficient mice). We also demonstrated that genetic reduction in the level of the NF-κB subunit p65(RelA) in the Ercc1(-/∆) progeroid mouse model of accelerated aging delayed the onset of age-related pathology including muscle wasting, osteoporosis, and intervertebral disk degeneration...
February 23, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228336/evaluation-of-hydrophobic-chitosan-based-particulate-formulations-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-vaccine-candidate-t-cell-antigens
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Helen Mokhtar, Lucia Biffar, Satyanarayana Somavarapu, Jean-Pierre Frossard, Sarah McGowan, Miriam Pedrera, Rebecca Strong, Jane C Edwards, Margarita Garcia-Durán, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Graham R Stewart, Falko Steinbach, Simon P Graham
PRRS control is hampered by the inadequacies of existing vaccines to combat the extreme diversity of circulating viruses. Since immune clearance of PRRSV infection may not be dependent on the development of neutralising antibodies and the identification of broadly-neutralising antibody epitopes have proven elusive, we hypothesised that conserved T cell antigens represent potential candidates for development of a novel PRRS vaccine. Previously we had identified the M and NSP5 proteins as well-conserved targets of polyfunctional CD8 and CD4 T cells...
February 3, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225184/bis-picolinamide-ruthenium-iii-dihalide-complexes-dichloride-to-diiodide-exchange-generates-single-trans-isomers-with-high-potency-and-cancer-cell-selectivity
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Aida M Basri, Rianne M Lord, Simon J Allison, Andrea Rodríguez-Bárzano, Stephanie J Lucas, Felix D Janeway, Helena J Shepherd, Christopher M Pask, Roger M Phillips, Patrick Columba McGowan
A library of new bis-picolinamide ruthenium(III) dihalide complexes of the type RuX2L2 (X = Cl or I and L = picolinamide) have been synthesized and characterized. They exhibit different picolinamide ligand binding modes, whereby one ligand is bound (N,N) and the other bound (N,O). Structural studies reveal a mixture of cis and trans isomers for the RuCl2L2 complexes but upon a halide exchange reaction to RuI2L2, only single trans isomers are present. High cytotoxic activity against human cancer cell lines was observed, with potencies for some complexes similar to or better than cisplatin...
February 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220510/diverse-and-novel-rhd-variants-in-australian-blood-donors-with-a-weak-d-phenotype-implication-for-transfusion-management
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E C McGowan, G H Lopez, C M Knauth, Y-W Liew, J A Condon, L Ramadi, K Parsons, E M Turner, R L Flower, C A Hyland
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Variant RHD genes associated with the weak D phenotype can result in complete or partial D-epitope expression on the red cell. This study examines the genetic classification in Australian blood donors with a weak D phenotype and correlates RHD variants associated with the weak D phenotype against D-epitope profile. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following automated and manual serology, blood samples from donors reported as 'weak D' (n = 100) were RHD genotyped by a commercial SNP-typing platform and Sanger sequencing...
February 20, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216119/does-previous-use-affect-litter-box-appeal-in-multi-cat-households
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J J Ellis, R T S McGowan, F Martin
It is commonly assumed that cats actively avoid eliminated materials (especially in multi-cat homes), suggesting regular litter box cleaning as the best defense against out-of-box elimination. The relationship between previous use and litter box appeal to familiar subsequent users is currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between previous litter box use and the identity of the previous user, type of elimination, odor, and presence of physical/visual obstructions in a multi-cat household scenario...
February 13, 2017: Behavioural Processes
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