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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150875/treatment-of-acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-the-u-s-remains-heterogeneous-current-and-future-points-of-clinical-equipoise
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Marshall A Mazepa, Jay S Raval, Mark E Brecher, Yara A Park
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this survey was to describe current practices in the U.S. for treatment of acquired Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), compare these with prior U.S. and current Canadian practices, and identify areas of clinical equipoise. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A research team member administered the survey by telephone. Questions included an estimate of the annual patient volume treated, apheresis and medical therapy practices for acquired TTP...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150840/longitudinal-pathways-between-mental-health-difficulties-and-academic-performance-during-middle-childhood-and-early-adolescence
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Jessica Deighton, Neil Humphrey, Jay Belsky, Jan Boehnke, Panos Vostanis, Praveetha Patalay
There is a growing appreciation that child functioning in different domains, levels, or systems are interrelated over time. Here, we investigate links between internalizing symptoms, externalizing problems, and academic attainment during middle childhood and early adolescence, drawing on two large data sets (child: mean age 8.7 at enrolment, n = 5,878; adolescent: mean age 11.7, n = 6,388). Using a 2-year cross-lag design, we test three hypotheses - adjustment erosion, academic incompetence, and shared risk - while also examining the moderating influence of gender...
November 18, 2017: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150161/improved-pharmacodynamic-pd-assessment-of-low-dose-parp-inhibitor-pd-activity-for-radiotherapy-and-chemotherapy-combination-trials
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Rosemarie de Haan, Dick Pluim, Baukelien van Triest, Michel van den Heuvel, Heike Peulen, Damien van Berlo, Jay George, Marcel Verheij, Jan H M Schellens, Conchita Vens
BACKGROUND: PARP inhibitors are currently evaluated in combination with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. As sensitizers, PARP inhibitors are active at very low concentrations therefore requiring highly sensitive pharmacodynamic (PD) assays. Current clinical PD-assays partly fail to provide such sensitivities. The aim of our study was to enable sensitive PD evaluation of PARP inhibitors for clinical sensitizer development. MATERIAL AND METHODS: PBMCs of healthy individuals and of olaparib and radiotherapy treated lung cancer patients were collected for ELISA-based PD-assays...
November 14, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150059/dysfunctional-labor-case-definition-guidelines-for-data-collection-analysis-and-presentation-of-immunization-safety-data
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Adeline A Boatin, Linda O Eckert, Michel Boulvain, Chad Grotegut, Barbra M Fisher, Jay King, Marie Berg, Richard M K Adanu, Uma Reddy, Jason J S Waugh, Manish Gupta, Sonali Kochhar, Sara Kenyon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150058/antenatal-bleeding-case-definition-and-guidelines-for-data-collection-analysis-and-presentation-of-immunization-safety-data
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Malavika Prabhu, Linda O Eckert, Michael Belfort, Isaac Babarinsa, Cande V Ananth, Robert M Silver, Elizabeth Stringer, Lee Meller, Jay King, Richard Hayman, Sonali Kochhar, Laura Riley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149810/exacerbation-of-acute-traumatic-brain-injury-by-circulating-extracellular-vesicles
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Isla Hazleton, Abi Yates, Ashley Dale, Jay Roodselaar, Naveed Akbar, Marc Ruitenberg, Daniel C Anthony, Yvonne Couch
Inflammatory lesions in the brain activate a systemic acute phase response (APR), which is dependent on the release of extracellular vesicles (EVs) into the circulation. The resulting APR is responsible for regulating leukocyte mobilization and subsequent recruitment to the brain. Factors that either exacerbate or inhibit the APR will also exacerbate or inhibit CNS inflammation as a consequence, and have the potential to influence ongoing secondary damage. Here, we were interested to discover how the circulating EV population changes after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how manipulation of the circulating EV pool impacts on the outcome of TBI...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149756/residual-anxiety-may-be-associated-with-depressive-relapse-during-continuation-therapy-of-bipolar-ii-depression
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Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces, Jay D Amsterdam, Robert J DeRubeis
BACKGROUND: Anxiety symptoms are common in bipolar disorder. We explored the effect of anxiety on the outcome of acute and continuation pharmacotherapy of bipolar II depression. METHODS: Data were derived from a randomized double-blind 12-week acute (N = 129) and 6-month continuation (N = 55) comparison of venlafaxine versus lithium monotherapy in bipolar II depression in adults. We distinguished between the items of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) that capture depression vs...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146702/prevalence-of-novel-maged2-mutations-in-antenatal-bartter-syndrome
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Anne Legrand, Cyrielle Treard, Isabelle Roncelin, Sophie Dreux, Aurélia Bertholet-Thomas, Françoise Broux, Daniele Bruno, Stéphane Decramer, Georges Deschenes, Djamal Djeddi, Vincent Guigonis, Nadine Jay, Tackwa Khalifeh, Brigitte Llanas, Denis Morin, Gilles Morin, François Nobili, Christine Pietrement, Amélie Ryckewaert, Rémi Salomon, Isabelle Vrillon, Anne Blanchard, Rosa Vargas-Poussou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Mutations in the MAGED2 gene, located on the X chromosome, have been recently detected in males with a transient form of antenatal Bartter syndrome or with idiopathic polyhydramnios. The aim of this study is to analyze the proportion of the population with mutations in this gene in a French cohort of patients with antenatal Bartter syndrome. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The French cohort of patients with antenatal Bartter syndrome encompasses 171 families...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146671/predictors-and-long-term-clinical-outcome-of-longitudinal-stent-deformation-insights-from-pooled-analysis-of-korean-multicenter-drug-eluting-stent-cohort
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Tae-Min Rhee, Kyung Woo Park, Joo Myung Lee, Michael S Lee, Ki-Hyun Jeon, Hyun-Jae Kang, Bon-Kwon Koo, Jay Young Rhew, Kwang Soo Cha, Jang-Ho Bae, Kyoo-Rok Han, Si-Hoon Park, Woo-Jung Park, Seung-Woon Rha, Seok-Kyu Oh, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Ki-Bae Seung, Taehoon Ahn, Sang-Hyun Kim, Hyo-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the frequency of and factors associated with quantitative coronary angiography (QCA)-defined longitudinal stent deformation (LSD) in various contemporary drug-eluting stents platforms. This study sought to evaluate the predictors of LSD and its long-term clinical implication. METHODS AND RESULTS: A patient-level pooled analysis was performed with 7350 lesions in 5871 patients treated with platinum-chromium-based everolimus-eluting stent (Promus Element), cobalt-chromium-based everolimus-eluting stent (Promus/Xience V), or cobalt-chromium-based zotarolimus-eluting stent (Endeavor Resolute)...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146179/soft-palate-reconstruction-after-radionecrosis-combined-anterolateral-thigh-adipofascial-and-nasoseptal-flaps
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Joseph Zenga, Jeffrey D Sharon, Jennifer Gross, Jay Gantz, Patrik Pipkorn
Although radiation-based treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer may achieve excellent long term oncologic results, late effects of therapy may lead to soft tissue radionecrosis and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). Repair of these oro- and nasopharyngeal defects presents a complex reconstructive challenge. We present a case of a long-term survivor treated with chemoradiotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer who developed progressive dysphagia, velopharyngeal insufficiency, and radionecrosis of the nasopharynx and soft palate, leading to tracheostomy and gastrostomy tube dependence...
November 13, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146147/age-induced-and-photoinduced-changes-in-gene-expression-profiles-in-facial-skin-of-caucasian-females-across-6%C3%A2-decades-of-age
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Alexa B Kimball, Maria B Alora-Palli, Makio Tamura, Lisa A Mullins, Chieko Soh, Robert L Binder, Neil A Houston, Emily D Conley, Joyce Y Tung, Nikki E Annunziata, Charles C Bascom, Robert J Isfort, Bradley B Jarrold, Raghu Kainkaryam, Heather L Rocchetta, Dionne D Swift, Jay P Tiesman, Kazumi Toyama, Jun Xu, Xianghong Yan, Rosemarie Osborne
BACKGROUND: Intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including ultraviolet irradiation, lead to visible signs of skin aging. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated molecular changes occurring in photoexposed and photoprotected skin of white women 20 to 74 years of age, some of whom appeared substantially younger than their chronologic age. METHODS: Histologic and transcriptomics profiling were conducted on skin biopsy samples of photoexposed (face and dorsal forearm) or photoprotected (buttocks) body sites from 158 women...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145870/bacillus-anthracis-gamma-phage-lysis-among-soil-bacteria-an-update-on-test-specificity
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Cari B Kolton, Nicole L Podnecky, Sean V Shadomy, Jay E Gee, Alex R Hoffmaster
BACKGROUND: Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax in humans and animals, is enzootic in parts of the U.S. state of Texas where cases are typically reported in animals annually. The gamma phage lysis assay is a common diagnostic method for identification of B. anthracis and is based on the bacterium's susceptibility to lysis. This test has been shown to be 97% specific for B. anthracis, as a small number of strains of other Bacillus spp. are known to be susceptible. In this study, we evaluated the performance of a combination of B...
November 16, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145550/a-peripapillary-defect-in-a-woman-with-myopia
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Andrew W Francis, Michelle Y Peng, Jay M Stewart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143335/self-perceived-coparenting-of-nonresident-fathers-scale-development-and-validation
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W Justin Dyer, Jay Fagan, Rebecca Kaufman, Jessica Pearson, Natasha Cabrera
This study reports on the development and validation of the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network coparenting perceptions scale for nonresident fathers. Although other measures of coparenting have been developed, this is the first measure developed specifically for low-income, nonresident fathers. Focus groups were conducted to determine various aspects of coparenting. Based on this, a scale was created and administered to 542 nonresident fathers. Participants also responded to items used to examine convergent and predictive validity (i...
November 16, 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143114/cancer-vaccine-strategies-translation-from-mice-to-human-clinical-trials
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Jay A Berzofsky, Masaki Terabe, Jane B Trepel, Ira Pastan, David F Stroncek, John C Morris, Lauren V Wood
We translated two cancer vaccine strategies from mice into human clinical trials. (1) In preclinical studies on TARP, an antigen expressed in most prostate cancers, we mapped epitopes presented by HLA-A*0201, modified them to increase affinity and immunogenicity in HLA transgenic mice, and induced human T cells that killed human cancer cells ("epitope enhancement"). In a clinical trial, HLA-A2(+) prostate cancer patients with PSA biochemical recurrence (Stage D0) were vaccinated with two peptides either in Montanide-ISA51 or on autologous dendritic cells (DCs)...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142343/calculating-gamma-camera-uniformity-parameters-beyond-the-vendor-specific-protocol
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Anil Kumar Pandey, Param Dev Sharma, Jay Prakash Kumar, Kartik Saroha, Chetan Patel, Chandra Sekhar Bal, Rakesh Kumar
Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and verify a personal computer-based software tool for calculating uniformity indices of gamma camera. Materials and Methods: The program was developed in MATLAB R2013b under Microsoft Windows operating system. Noise-less digital phantoms with known uniformity parameters were used to verify the accuracy of the program. Two hundred and forty-four Co-57 flood source images were acquired on Symbia T6 and Discovery nuclear medicine/computed tomography 670...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141724/prostatic-abscess-due-to-burkholderia-pseudomallei-facilitating-diagnosis-to-optimize-management
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Jowita Kozlowska, Simon Smith, Jay Roberts, Simon Pridgeon, Josh Hanson
Prostatic involvement is common in men with melioidosis. Indeed, some clinicians recommend radiological screening of all male patients as an undrained prostatic abscess may result in relapse of this potentially fatal disease. However, sophisticated medical imaging is frequently unavailable in the remote and resource-poor locations where patients are managed. In this retrospective study from Queensland, Australia, 22/144 (15%) men with melioidosis had a radiologically confirmed prostatic abscess. The absence of urinary symptoms had a negative predictive value (NPV) (95% confidence interval [CI]) for prostatic abscess of 96% (90-99%), whereas a urinary leukocyte count of < 50 × 10(6)/L had an NPV (95% CI) of 100% (94-100%)...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141640/discordance-in-self-report-and-observation-data-on-mistreatment-of-women-by-providers-during-childbirth-in-uttar-pradesh-india
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Arnab Dey, Holly Baker Shakya, Dharmendra Chandurkar, Sanjiv Kumar, Arup Kumar Das, John Anthony, Mrunal Shetye, Suneeta Krishnan, Jay G Silverman, Anita Raj
BACKGROUND: The study aims to assess the discordance between self-reported and observed measures of mistreatment of women during childbirth in public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India, as well as correlates of these measures and their discordance. METHODS: Cross sectional data were collected through direct observation of deliveries and follow-up interviews with women (n = 875) delivering in 81 public health facilities in Uttar Pradesh. Participants were surveyed on demographics, mistreatment during childbirth, and maternal and newborn complications...
November 15, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141134/cellular-analysis-using-microfluidics
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Jay Sibbitts, Kathleen A Sellens, Shu Jia, Scott A Klasner, Christopher T Culbertson
Cells are the fundamental building blocks of life. Changes within a cell can propagate throughout much larger, more complex systems. Understanding how these changes arise internally within a cell and how cellular signals are transmitted through larger systems of cells, whether those systems be an organ, organism or a larger environmental assemblage, are critical, for example, to understanding how diseases arise and spread and how cells communicate and coordinate their actions. Microfluidic devices provide unique platforms from which to study many of these intra- and intercellular processes...
November 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140896/cold-water-ingestion-improves-exercise-tolerance-of-heat-sensitive-people-with-ms
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Georgia K Chaseling, Davide Filingeri, Michael Barnett, Phu Hoang, Scott L Davis, Ollie Jay
PURPOSE: Heat intolerance commonly affects the exercise capacity of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) during bouts of hot weather. Cold-water ingestion is a simple cooling strategy but its efficacy for prolonging exercise capacity with MS remains undetermined. We sought to identify whether cold-water ingestion blunts exercise-induced rises in body temperature and improves exercise tolerance in heat-sensitive individuals with MS. METHODS: On two separate occasions, 20 participants (10 relapsing-remitting MS (EDSS: 1-5); 10 age-matched healthy controls (CON)) cycled at ~40% VO2max at 30°C, 30%RH until volitional exhaustion (or a maximum of 60 min)...
November 15, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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