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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721177/a-pilot-study-of-durvalumab-and-tremelimumab-and-immunogenomic-dynamics-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Cesar August Santa-Maria, Taigo Kato, Jae-Hyun Park, Kazuma Kiyotani, Alfred Rademaker, Ami N Shah, Leeaht Gross, Luis Z Blanco, Sarika Jain, Lisa Flaum, Claudia Tellez, Regina Stein, Regina Uthe, William J Gradishar, Massimo Cristofanilli, Yusuke Nakamura, Francis J Giles
Immune checkpoint inhibitors produce modest responses in metastatic breast cancer, however, combination approaches may improve responses. A single arm pilot study was designed to determine the overall response rate (ORR) of durvalumab and tremelimumab, and evaluate immunogenomic dynamics in metastatic endocrine receptor (ER) positive or triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Simon two-stage design indicated at least four responses from the first 18 patients were needed to proceed with the second stage. T-cell receptor (TCR) sequencing and immune-gene expression profiling were conducted at baseline and two months, whole exome sequencing was conducted at baseline...
April 10, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606599/exercise-for-managing-cancer-and-treatment-related-side-effects-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Kah Poh Loh, Po-Ju Lin, Jacob Uth, Morten Quist, Heidi Klepin, Karen Mustian
The incidence of cancer in adults aged 60 years and older is expected to rise, and because cancer is associated with aging, the overall prevalence of cancer will rise as well. With advances in cancer treatment, more older adults will receive treatment but they will also suffer the biopsychosocial consequences of cancer and cancer treatment. In this review, we describe the importance of assessing biopsychosocial needs in this vulnerable population and highlight studies supporting the use of exercise in addressing these needs...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493499/-penis-arcuatus
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Wahida Chakari, Jørgen Hesselfeldt, Charlotte Uth Caspara
Deviation of the penis may be congenital or acquired. The latter, also known as Peyronie's disease, is seen in 0.4-9% of patients. The aetiology is not fully understood, but the hypothesis is that microtrauma leads to scar tissue formation, plaques, which deform the penis. The disease is divided into a first, painful, progressive, inflammatory phase and a latter, steady, chronic phase. The symptoms are mainly sexual dysfunction and psychological problems. Surgery is recommended in congenital cases and in the chronic phase of Peyronie's disease, where the medical treatment has not been convincing...
February 19, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476406/clinical-outcomes-histopathological-patterns-and-chemical-analysis-of-ayurveda-and-herbal-medicine-associated-with-severe-liver-injury-a-single-center-experience-from-southern-india
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Cyriac Abby Philips, Rajaguru Paramaguru, Adarsh K Joy, K L Antony, Philip Augustine
INTRODUCTION: Ayurvedic and herbal medicines (AHM) are known to cause varying degrees of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). Clinical, biochemical, histological spectrum and outcomes of AHM linked to severe DILI are not well studied. METHODS: Out of 1440 liver disease patients, 94 were found to have a severe liver injury and associated AHM intake. Thirty-three patients were suspected to have AHM-DILI on Roussel Uclaf Causality Assessment Scoring Method. Forty-seven and 30 of retrieved AHM samples were analyzed for heavy metals and hepatotoxic volatile organic compounds (hVOCs), respectively...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406894/neurologic-illness-in-zambia-a-neurointensivist-s-experience
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Merritt W Brown, Katie Ellen Foy, Christopher Chanda, Jacqueline Mulundika, Igor J Koralnik, Omar K Siddiqi
INTRODUCTION: Management of critically ill patients in dedicated intensive care units (ICUs) is the standard of care in high income countries (HICs), but remains uncommon in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). We sought to determine the prevalence of neurologic disorders in the ICU of a LMIC and examine if resource appropriate specialized neurocritical care training could benefit these patients. METHODS: From February to March 2017, a trained neurocritical care intensivist recorded encounters in the sole ICU at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243406/the-national-burden-of-influenza-associated-severe-acute-respiratory-illness-hospitalization-in-zambia-2011-2014
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Andros Theo, Stefano Tempia, Adam L Cohen, Paul Simusika, Edward Chentulo, Chikama Mukwangole Chikamukwa, Mwaka Monze
BACKGROUND: Estimates of influenza-associated hospitalization are limited in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Africa. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the national number of influenza-associated severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) hospitalization in Zambia. METHODS: We conducted active prospective hospital-based surveillance for SARI at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) situated in Lusaka Province during 2011-2014. Upper respiratory tract samples were tested for influenza virus using a reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assay...
January 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214969/pedaling-toward-revelation-my-summer-with-flannery-o-connor
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Ben Saxton
This section features original work on pathographies-i.e., (auto)biographical accounts of disease, illness, and disability-that provide narrative inquiry relating to the personal, existential, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, political, and moral meanings of individual experience. Editors are: Nathan Carlin and Therese Jones. For submissions, contact Nathan Carlin at: Nathan.Carlin@uth.tmc.edu.
January 2018: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206167/scrnaseqdb-a-database-for-rna-seq-based-gene-expression-profiles-in-human-single-cells
#8
Yuan Cao, Junjie Zhu, Peilin Jia, Zhongming Zhao
Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-Seq) is rapidly becoming a powerful tool for high-throughput transcriptomic analysis of cell states and dynamics at the single cell level. Both the number and quality of scRNA-Seq datasets have dramatically increased recently. A database that can comprehensively collect, curate, and compare expression features of scRNA-Seq data in humans has not yet been built. Here, we present scRNASeqDB, a database that includes almost all the currently available human single cell transcriptome datasets ( n = 38) covering 200 human cell lines or cell types and 13,440 samples...
December 5, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991428/discovery-of-a-selective-allosteric-inhibitor-targeting-macrodomain-2-of-polyadenosine-diphosphate-ribose-polymerase-14
#9
Marion Schuller, Kerstin Riedel, Ian Gibbs-Seymour, Kristin Uth, Christian Sieg, André P Gehring, Ivan Ahel, Franz Bracher, Benedikt M Kessler, Jonathan M Elkins, Stefan Knapp
Macrodomains are conserved protein interaction modules that can be found in all domains of life including in certain viruses. Macrodomains mediate recognition of sequence motifs harboring adenosine diphosphate ribose (ADPR) modifications, thereby regulating a variety of cellular processes. Due to their role in cancer or viral pathogenesis, macrodomains have emerged as potential therapeutic targets, but the unavailability of small molecule inhibitors has hampered target validation studies so far. Here, we describe an efficient screening strategy for identification of small molecule inhibitors that displace ADPR from macrodomains...
November 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813986/evaluation-of-the-myo-armband-for-the-classification-of-hand-motions
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I Mendez, B W Hansen, C M Grabow, E J L Smedegaard, N B Skogberg, X J Uth, A Bruhn, B Geng, E N Kamavuako
Pattern recognition-based control systems have been widely investigated in prostheses and virtual reality environments to improve amputees' quality of life. Most of these systems use surface electromyography (EMG) to detect user movement intentions. The Myo armband (MYB) is a wireless wearable device, developed by Thalmic Labs, which enables EMG recordings with a limited bandwidth (<100Hz). The aim of this study was to compare MYB's narrow bandwidth with a conventional EMG acquisition system (CONV) that captures the full EMG spectrum to assess its suitability for pattern recognition control...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510717/fast-population-growth-in-physogastry-reproduction-of-luciaphorus-perniciosus-acari-pygmephoridae-at-different-temperatures
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Prapassorn Bussaman, Chirayu Sa-Uth, Angsumarn Chandrapatya, Remzi Atlihan, Ayhan Gökçe, Pavel Saska, Hsin Chi
Luciaphorus perniciosus Rack is one of the most serious pests of several cultivated mushroom species including Ganoderma lucidum (Fr.), Flammulina velutipes Karst., Auricularia polytricha (Mont.) Saac., Lentinus polychrous Lev., and Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont.) Singer in Thailand. Adult female Lu. perniciosus produce offspring inside their physogastric hysterosomas, with all embryos developing through to the adult stage while remaining in the abdomen. Once the abdomen ruptures, the female parent dies and the offspring consisting of mostly fertilized female adults along with a few male adults continue to emerge from the cadaver of the mother for a period of several days...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506272/prevalence-and-clonal-relationship-of-esbl-producing-salmonella-strains-from-humans-and-poultry-in-northeastern-algeria
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Samia Djeffal, Sofiane Bakour, Bakir Mamache, Rachid Elgroud, Amir Agabou, Selma Chabou, Sana Hireche, Omar Bouaziz, Kheira Rahal, Jean-Marc Rolain
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate Salmonella contamination in broiler chicken farms and slaughterhouses, to assess the antibiotic resistance profile in avian and human Salmonella isolates, and to evaluate the relationship between avian and human Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL)-producing isolates. Salmonella was screened in different sample matrices collected at thirty-two chicken farms and five slaughterhouses. The human isolates were recovered from clinical specimens at the University Teaching Hospital of Constantine (UTH)...
May 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484511/reducing-risks-of-transfusion-transmitted-infections-in-a-resource-limited-hospital-based-blood-bank-the-case-of-the-yaound%C3%A3-university-teaching-hospital-cameroon
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C T Tagny, A Ndoumba, S Laperche, E Murphy, D Mbanya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although interest in assessing risk of TTIs, very few trends in blood safety epidemiological data from resource-limited blood services are reported in the literature. This analysis aims at reporting trends in seroprevalences of TTIs in blood donations in the Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital (UTH) from 2011 to 2015 and to describe reasons for these changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All donations of 2015 were tested for HIV 1&2 antibodies and the P24 antigen, HBsAg, HCV antibody and the Treponema pallidum antibody...
August 2016: ISBT Science Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455734/formula-for-predicting-osa-and-the-apnea-hypopnea-index-in-koreans-with-suspected-osa-using-clinical-anthropometric-and-cephalometric-variables
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Seon Tae Kim, Kee Hyung Park, Seung-Heon Shin, Ji-Eun Kim, Chi-Un Pae, Kwang-Pil Ko, Hee Young Hwang, Seung-Gul Kang
PURPOSE: This study developed formulas to predict obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) in Korean patients with suspected OSA using clinical, anthropometric, and cephalometric variables. METHODS: We evaluated relevant variables in 285 subjects with suspected OSA. These included demographic characteristics, sleep-related symptoms, medical history, clinical scales, anthropometric measurements including facial surface measurements, and cephalometric measurements...
December 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355661/-gene-replacement-therapy-for-inherited-retinal-dystrophies
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REVIEW
R Mühlfriedel, V Sothilingam, N Tanimoto, M W Seeliger
Characteristics of inherited retinal dystrophies include deficiencies in light perception and nervous conduction within the retina, leading to reduced vision or even blindness. In this context, the loss of function of photoreceptor-specific genes causes a variety of clinically and aetiologically distinct syndromes - each of them belonging to the group of rare diseases. With a prevalence of 1 in 2500, however, inherited retinal diseases are clinically significant and important - especially since these diseases lead to restrictions of a patient's fitness for work and overall quality of life...
March 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240253/proteomic-analysis-of-the-mediator-complex-interactome-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#16
Henriette Uthe, Jens T Vanselow, Andreas Schlosser
Here we present the most comprehensive analysis of the yeast Mediator complex interactome to date. Particularly gentle cell lysis and co-immunopurification conditions allowed us to preserve even transient protein-protein interactions and to comprehensively probe the molecular environment of the Mediator complex in the cell. Metabolic (15)N-labeling thereby enabled stringent discrimination between bona fide interaction partners and nonspecifically captured proteins. Our data indicates a functional role for Mediator beyond transcription initiation...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222045/validation-of-scaffold-design-optimization-in-bone-tissue-engineering-finite-element-modeling-versus-designed-experiments
#17
Nicholas Uth, Jens Mueller, Byran Smucker, Azizeh-Mitra Yousefi
This study reports the development of biological/synthetic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (TE) via 3D bioplotting. These scaffolds were composed of poly(L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), type I collagen, and nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) in an attempt to mimic the extracellular matrix of bone. The solvent used for processing the scaffolds was 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol. The produced scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, microcomputed tomography, thermogravimetric analysis, and unconfined compression test...
February 21, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195643/a-prospective-evaluation-of-clinical-and-genetic-predictors-of-weight-changes-in-breast-cancer-survivors
#18
Maureen Sadim, Yanfei Xu, Katharina Selig, Julie Paulus, Regina Uthe, Surbhi Agarwl, Iram Dubin, Panagiota Oikonomopoulou, Lesya Zaichenko, Silvia Aki McCandlish, Linda Van Horn, Christos Mantzoros, Donna Pauler Ankerst, Virginia G Kaklamani
BACKGROUND: Postdiagnosis weight gain in patients with breast cancer has been associated with increased cancer recurrence and mortality. This study was designed to identify risk factors for weight gain and create a predictive model to identify a high-risk population for targeted interventions. METHODS: The weight of 393 patients with breast cancer from the Northwestern Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center was measured over a 2-year period from diagnosis, with body mass index (BMI) change over 18 months as the primary endpoint...
February 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163932/dyslipidemia-in-patients-with-a-cardiovascular-risk-and-disease-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-of-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon
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Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor, Sylvie Ndongo Amougou, Sebastien Ombotto, Felicien Ntone, Doriane Edna Wouamba, Bernadette Ngo Nonga
Objective. To determine the frequency of lipid abnormalities in patients with a cardiovascular risk and disease at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) of Yaoundé. Materials and Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study from 1 March to 31 May 2015 at the UTH of Yaoundé. We included all patients seen in the outpatient department with a diagnosis of a cardiovascular disease or a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Patients who accepted to participate in the study were asked to answer a questionnaire; after that a blood sample was taken for lipid profile...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124381/broad-spectrum-health-improvements-with-one-year-of-soccer-training-in-inactive-mildly-hypertensive-middle-aged-women
#20
P Krustrup, M-B Skoradal, M B Randers, P Weihe, J Uth, J Mortensen, M Mohr
The study tested the hypothesis that long-term soccer training has positive impact on cardiovascular profile, body composition, bone health, and physical capacity in inactive, pre-menopausal women with mild hypertension. The study applied a randomized controlled design in which physically inactive middle-aged women were separated into a soccer training group (n=19; SOC) and a control group (n=12; CON). SOC performed 128±29 (±SD) one-h small-sided soccer training sessions over one year. Blood pressure, body composition, blood lipid profile, and fitness level were determined pre- and post-intervention...
December 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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