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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731910/new-answers-to-old-conundrums-what-antibodies-exosomes-and-inflammasomes-bring-to-the-conversation-canadian-national-transplant-research-program-international-summit-report
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Mélanie Dieudé, Lori J West, Daniel A Muruve, Lakshman Gunaratman, Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Emmanuel Zorn, Christopher W Cairo, Darren H Freed, Kirk R Schultz, Robert L Fairchild, Marie-Josée Hébert
Antibody-mediated injury is a major cause of allograft dysfunction and loss. Antibodies to ABH(O) blood group antigens are classical mediators of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) graft rejection, while donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies and, more recently, autoantibodies are appreciated as important contributors to allograft inflammation and dysfunction. In August 2016, the International Summit of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program focused on recent advances in the field of antibody-mediated rejection...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727664/effect-of-self-efficacy-intervention-on-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-intestinal-stoma
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Shujuan Xu, Zhiyun Zhang, Aimei Wang, Jiangyun Zhu, Hongzhi Tang, Xiaoli Zhu
Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most common malignancies worldwide and the most prevalent cause of cancer mortality in China. The Miles operation and permanent colostomy are effective treatment. However, these affect the quality of life of patients as they alter normal defecation. Self-efficacy is used to define an individuals' assessments of their ability to perform a specific behavior successfully. It is regarded as an important belief that can predict health behaviors. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of a self-efficacy intervention on the quality of life of patients with a permanent colostomy...
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722166/choir-singing-and-creative-writing-enhance-emotion-regulation-in-adults-with-chronic-mental-health-conditions
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Genevieve A Dingle, Elyse Williams, Jolanda Jetten, Jonathon Welch
OBJECTIVES: Adults with mental health conditions commonly experience difficulties with emotion regulation which affect their social functioning. Arts-based groups provide opportunities for shared emotional experiences and emotion regulation. This study explores emotion regulation strategies and the emotional effects of arts-based group participation in adults with mental health problems and in controls. DESIGN AND METHOD: The 62 participants included 39 adults with chronic mental health problems who were members of arts-based groups (ABG) and 23 comparison choir (CC) members who were not specifically experiencing mental health problems...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719285/trial-of-a-novel-intervention-to-improve-multiple-food-hygiene-behaviors-in-nepal
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Om Prasad Gautam, Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Sandy Cairncross, Sue Cavill, Valerie Curtis
AbstractIn this study, we report on the results of a trial of an intervention to improve five food hygiene behaviors among mothers of young children in rural Nepal. This novel intervention targeted five behaviors; cleanliness of serving utensils, handwashing with soap before feeding, proper storage of cooked food, and thorough reheating and water treatment. Based on formative research and a creative process using the Behavior-Centered Design approach, an innovative intervention package was designed and delivered over a period of 3 months...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715359/attempting-to-validate-the-over-under-triage-matrix-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James W Davis, Rachel C Dirks, Lawrence P Sue, Krista L Kaups
BACKGROUND: The Optimal Resources Document (ORD) mandates trauma activation based on injury mechanism, physiologic and anatomic criteria and recommends using the over/undertriage matrix (Matrix) to evaluate the appropriateness of trauma team activation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Matrix method by comparing patients appropriately triaged with those undertriaged. We hypothesized that these two groups are different and Matrix does not discriminate the needs or outcomes of these different groups of patients...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713586/formal-thought-disorder-in-people-at-ultra-high-risk-of-psychosis
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Arsime Demjaha, Sara Weinstein, Daniel Stahl, Fern Day, Lucia Valmaggia, Grazia Rutigliano, Andrea De Micheli, Paolo Fusar-Poli, Philip McGuire
BACKGROUND: Formal thought disorder is a cardinal feature of psychosis. However, the extent to which formal thought disorder is evident in ultra-high-risk individuals and whether it is linked to the progression to psychosis remains unclear. AIMS: Examine the severity of formal thought disorder in ultra-high-risk participants and its association with future psychosis. METHOD: The Thought and Language Index (TLI) was used to assess 24 ultra-high-risk participants, 16 people with first-episode psychosis and 13 healthy controls...
July 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713585/associations-of-centrally-acting-ace-inhibitors-with-cognitive-decline-and-survival-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Karim Fazal, Gayan Perera, Mizanur Khondoker, Robert Howard, Robert Stewart
BACKGROUND: Cognitive improvement has been reported in patients receiving centrally acting angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (C-ACEIs). AIMS: To compare cognitive decline and survival after diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease between people receiving C-ACEIs, non-centrally acting angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (NC-ACEIs), and neither. METHOD: Routine Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores were extracted in 5260 patients receiving acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and analysed against C-/NC-ACEI exposure at the time of Alzheimer's disease diagnosis...
July 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713301/understanding-the-impact-of-expertise-in-joint-and-solo-improvisation
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Johann Issartel, Mathieu Gueugnon, Ludovic Marin
Joint-improvisation is not only an open-ended creative action that two or more people perform together in the context of an artistic performance (e.g., theatre, music or dance). Joint-improvisation also takes place in daily life activities when humans take part in collective performance such as toddlers at play or adults engaged in a conversation. In the context of this article, joint-improvisation has been looked at from a social motor coordination perspective. In the literature, the nature of the social motor coordination characteristics of joint-improvisation for either the creative aspect or daily life features of this motor performance remains unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712612/patient-reported-outcome-and-observer-reported-outcome-assessment-in-rare-disease-clinical-trials-an-ispor-coa-emerging-good-practices-task-force-report
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Katy Benjamin, Margaret K Vernon, Donald L Patrick, Eleanor Perfetto, Sandra Nestler-Parr, Laurie Burke
BACKGROUND: Rare diseases (RDs) affect a small number of people within a population. About 5000 to 8000 distinct RDs have been identified, with an estimated 6% to 8% of people worldwide suffering from an RD. Approximately 75% of RDs affect children. Frequently, these conditions are heterogeneous; many are progressive. Regulatory incentives have increased orphan drug designations and approvals. OBJECTIVE: To develop emerging good practices for RD outcomes research addressing the challenges inherent in identifying, selecting, developing, adapting, and implementing patient-reported outcome (PRO) and observer-reported outcome (ObsRO) assessments for use in RD clinical trials...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708774/identifying-unilateral-disease-in-chinese-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism-by-using-a-modified-prediction-score
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Ying Zhang, Wenquan Niu, Fangfang Zheng, Hua Zhang, Wenlong Zhou, Zhoujun Shen, Jianzhong Xu, Xiaofeng Tang, Jin Zhang, Ping-Jin Gao, Ji-Guang Wang, Limin Zhu
OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to evaluate the role of Küpers' score in predicting unilateral aldosteronism, and develop a modified score in Chinese patients with primary aldosteronism. METHODS: The current retrospective study included 406 patients with primary aldosteronism who underwent successful adrenal venous sampling (AVS) and were divided into the unilateral (n = 211) and bilateral (n = 195) groups according to the AVS results. Normokalemia was noted in both the unilateral (n = 64) and bilateral groups (n = 84) when plasma and urinary aldosterone were measured...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708736/mifepristone-plasma-level-and-glucocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-associated-with-response-in-patients-with-psychotic-depression
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Thaddeus Block, Georgios Petrides, Harvey Kushner, Ned Kalin, Joseph Belanoff, Alan Schatzberg
BACKGROUND: Psychotic depression has no Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment. Patients demonstrate significant dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis providing a biologically targeted treatment opportunity. The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical and biological effects of short-duration (7-day) glucocorticoid receptor antagonism with mifepristone and the role of mifepristone plasma levels in patients with psychotic depression. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized study took place at 34 US clinical research centers and included patients with a diagnosis of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, major depressive disorder, severe, with psychotic features...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706159/noncoding-rna-in-drug-resistant-sarcoma
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Xiaoyang Li, Jacson K Shen, Francis J Hornicek, Tao Xiao, Zhenfeng Duan
Sarcomas are a group of malignant tumors that arise from mesenchymal origin. Despite significant development of multidisciplinary treatments for sarcoma, survival rates have reached a plateau. Chemotherapy has been extensively used for sarcoma treatment; however, the development of drug resistance is a major obstacle limiting the success of many anticancer agents. Sarcoma biology has traditionally focused on genomic and epigenomic deregulation of protein-coding genes to identify the therapeutic potential for reversing drug resistance...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704294/early-detection-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-white-matter-injury-an-mr-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Youngseob Seo, Geun-Tae Kim, Jin Wook Choi
The purpose of this study was to compare diffusion tensor metrics in normal age-matched neonates with survivors of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Thirty-five normal, 27 HIE, and 13 ECMO infants underwent MRI at 3 T. Neurodevelopmental assessments were performed. Fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD) of the inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus, inferior longitudinal fasciculus, anterior commissure, genu corpus callosum and splenium of the corpus callosum, anterior and posterior limb of the internal capsule, superior longitudinal fasciculus, and the centrum semiovale were analyzed with tract-based spatial statistics modified for use in neonates...
July 12, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704254/efficacy-and-safety-of-ranibizumab-for-the-treatment-of-choroidal-neovascularization-due-to-uncommon-cause-twelve-month-results-of-the-minerva-study
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Timothy Y Y Lai, Giovanni Staurenghi, Paolo Lanzetta, Frank G Holz, Shiao Hui Melissa Liew, Sabine Desset-Brethes, Harry Staines, Philip G Hykin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ranibizumab 0.5 mg in adult patients with choroidal neovascularization because of an uncommon cause enrolled in the 12-month MINERVA study. METHODS: In this Phase III, double-masked study, adult (≥18 years) patients (N = 178) were randomized 2:1 to receive either ranibizumab (n = 119) or sham (n = 59) at baseline and, if needed, at Month 1 and open-label individualized ranibizumab from Month 2. Best-corrected visual acuity change from baseline to Month 2 (primary endpoint) and Month 12, treatment exposure, and safety over 12 months were reported...
July 12, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704146/legacy-interventions-with-patients-with-co-occurring-disorders-legacy-definitions-life-satisfaction-and-self-efficacy
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Felina C Franklin, Monit Cheung
BACKGROUND: Individuals with co-occurring disorders tend to avoid interaction with others. To instill hope, legacy intervention aims to highlight past experiences while managing life stressors for a positive outlook. Participants take part in legacy activities-crafting tangible projects and recording one's life events-in order to actualize a personal sense of legacy. OBJECTIVES: This pre-posttest research tested whether legacy intervention in a partial hospital program (PHP) on reframing past experiences through creative activities could increase life satisfaction and self-efficacy among adults with co-occurring substance misuse and mental health symptoms...
July 13, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700366/sex-differences-in-cannabis-use-disorder-diagnosis-involved-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states
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He Zhu, Li-Tzy Wu
OBJECTIVES: The study examined sex differences in trend and clinical characteristics of cannabis use disorder (CUD) diagnosis involved hospitalizations among adult patients. METHODS: We analyzed hospitalization data from the 2007-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Samples for patients aged 18-64 years (N = 15,114,930). Descriptive statistics were used to characterize demographic variables and to compare the proportions of CUD diagnosis and comorbid patterns between male and female hospitalizations...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699211/better-and-faster-velocity-pulsatility-assessment-in-cerebral-white-matter-perforating-arteries-with-7t-quantitative-flow-mri-through-improved-slice-profile-acquisition-scheme-and-postprocessing
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Lennart Geurts, Geert Jan Biessels, Peter Luijten, Jaco Zwanenburg
PURPOSE: A previously published cardiac-gated 2D Qflow protocol at 7 T in cerebral perforating arteries was optimized to reduce velocity underestimation and improve temporal resolution. METHODS: First, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) gain of the velocity measurement (SNRv ) was tested for two signal averages versus one. Second, the decrease in velocity underestimation with a tilted optimized nonsaturating excitation (TONE) pulse was tested. Third, the decrease in pulsatility index (PI) underestimation through improved temporal resolution was tested...
July 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697053/postoperative-adjuvant-therapy-for-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-with-gemcitabine-and-adoptive-immunotherapy
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Hiroto Matsui, Shoichi Hazama, Kazuhiko Sakamoto, Yoshitaro Shindo, Shinsuke Kanekiyo, Masao Nakashima, Satoshi Matsukuma, Yoshihiro Tokuhisa, Michihisa Iida, Nobuaki Suzuki, Kiyoshi Yoshimura, Shigeru Takeda, Tomio Ueno, Shigefumi Yoshino, Masaaki Oka, Hiroaki Nagano
OBJECTIVES: We previously described adoptive immunotherapy (AIT) with cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) stimulated by the mucin 1 (MUC1)-expressing human pancreatic cancer cell line YPK-1 (MUC1-CTLs) and demonstrated that MUC1-CTLs might prevent liver metastasis. In the present study, we combined gemcitabine (GEM) and AIT for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: A total of 43 patients who underwent radical pancreatectomy received treatment with MUC1-CTLs and GEM...
July 11, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691948/fragrances-categorized-according-to-their-relative-human-skin-sensitization-potency
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Anne Marie Api, Rahul Parakhia, Devin OʼBrien, David A Basketter
The development of nonanimal alternatives for skin sensitization potency prediction is dependent upon the availability of a sufficient number of substances whose human potency is well characterized. After the establishment of the basic categorization criteria for 6 defined potency categories, 131 substances were allocated into them entirely on the basis of human information. In the present work, this has been supplemented with an extended set of 89 fragrance chemicals categorized using the same, but further clarified, criteria...
July 6, 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679578/the-trilayer-approach-of-teaching-physiology-pathophysiology-and-pharmacology-concepts-in-a-first-year-pharmacy-course-the-tlat-model
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Mohammed A Islam, Gauri Sabnis, Fred Farris
This paper describes the development, implementation, and students' perceptions of a new trilayer approach of teaching (TLAT). The TLAT model involved blending lecture, in-class group activities, and out-of-class assignments on selected content areas and was implemented initially in a first-year integrated pharmacy course. Course contents were either delivered by traditional lectures or by the TLAT. A survey instrument was distributed by SurveyMonkey to determine students' perceptions of the TLAT model. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis...
September 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
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