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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641153/lipoprotein-a-and-coronary-atheroma-progression-rates-during-long-term-high-intensity-statin-therapy-insights-from-saturn
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Rishi Puri, Christie M Ballantyne, Ron C Hoogeveen, Mingyuan Shao, Philip Barter, Peter Libby, M John Chapman, Raimund Erbel, Benoit J Arsenault, Joel S Raichlen, Steven E Nissen, Stephen J Nicholls
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-like particle that associates with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). We examined relationships between Lp(a) measurements and changes in coronary atheroma volume following long-term maximally-intensive statin therapy in coronary artery disease patients. METHODS: Study of coronary atheroma by intravascular ultrasound: Effect of Rosuvastatin Versus Atorvastatin (SATURN) used serial intravascular ultrasound measures of coronary atheroma volume in patients treated with rosuvastatin 40 mg or atorvastatin 80 mg for 24 months...
June 15, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635961/hypoxia-induced-mobilization-of-nhe6-to-the-plasma-membrane-triggers-endosome-hyperacidification-and-chemoresistance
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Fabrice Lucien, Pierre-Paul Pelletier, Roxane R Lavoie, Jean-Michel Lacroix, Sébastien Roy, Jean-Luc Parent, Dominique Arsenault, Kelly Harper, Claire M Dubois
The pH-dependent partitioning of chemotherapeutic drugs is a fundamental yet understudied drug distribution mechanism that may underlie the low success rates of current approaches to counter multidrug resistance (MDR). This mechanism is influenced by the hypoxic tumour microenvironment and results in selective trapping of weakly basic drugs into acidified compartments such as the extracellular environment. Here we report that hypoxia not only leads to acidification of the tumour microenvironment but also induces endosome hyperacidification...
June 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633691/dietary-gap-assessment-an-approach-for-evaluating-whether-a-country-s-food-supply-can-support-healthy-diets-at-the-population-level
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Edye M Kuyper, Reina Engle-Stone, Joanne E Arsenault, Mary Arimond, Katherine P Adams, Kathryn G Dewey
OBJECTIVE: Dietary diversity, and in particular consumption of nutrient-rich foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and animal-source foods, is linked to greater nutrient adequacy. We developed a 'dietary gap assessment' to evaluate the degree to which a nation's food supply could support healthy diets at the population level. Design/Setting In the absence of global food-based dietary guidelines, we selected the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet as an example because there is evidence it prevents diet-related chronic disease and supports adequate micronutrient intakes...
June 21, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622823/does-behavioral-health-integration-improve-primary-care-providers-perceptions-of-health-care-system-functioning-and-their-own-knowledge
#4
Leah Zallman, Robert Joseph, Colleen O'Brien, Emily Benedetto, Ellie Grossman, Lisa Arsenault, Assaad Sayah
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of behavioral health integration (BHI) on primary care providers' (PCPs') (1) perceptions of behavioral health (BH)-primary care (PC) system functioning and (2) perceptions of their own knowledge regarding how to manage, triage, and access help in caring for patients with mental health conditions and substance use disorders. METHODS: We implemented BHI based on evidence-based models consisting of seven elements: (1)Screening for mental health and substance use disorders, (2)Training of PC teams, (3)Integration of BH providers into PC teams, (4)Roll-out of unlicensed mental health care managers and establishment of a BH registry, (5)Psychiatry consult service, (6)Site-based BHI meetings, and (7)Site self assessments...
May 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608806/targeting-overconsumption-of-sugar-sweetened-beverages-vs-overall-poor-diet-quality-for-cardiometabolic-diseases-risk-prevention-place-your-bets
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REVIEW
Benoit J Arsenault, Benoît Lamarche, Jean-Pierre Després
Chronic overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is amongst the dietary factors most consistently found to be associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in large epidemiological studies. Intervention studies have shown that SSB overconsumption increases intra-abdominal obesity and ectopic lipid deposition in the liver, and also exacerbates cardiometabolic risk. Similar to the prevalence of obesity and T2D, national surveys of food consumption have shown that chronic overconsumption of SSBs is skyrocketing in many parts of the world, yet with marked heterogeneity across countries...
June 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604260/developing-high-functioning-teams-factors-associated-with-operating-as-a-real-team-and-implications-for-patient-centered-medical-home-development
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Somava Stout, Leah Zallman, Lisa Arsenault, Assaad Sayah, Karen Hacker
Team-based care is a foundation of health care redesign models like the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Yet few practices rigorously examine how the implementation of PCMH relates to teamwork. We identified factors associated with the perception of a practice operating as a real team. An online workforce survey was conducted with all staff of 12 primary care sites of Cambridge Health Alliance at different stages of PCMH transformation. Bivariate and multivariate analyses of factors associated with teamwork perceptions were conducted...
January 1, 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567032/recurring-necrotic-enteritis-outbreaks-in-commercial-broiler-chicken-flocks-strongly-influence-toxin-gene-carriage-and-species-richness-in-the-resident-clostridium-perfringens-population
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Marie-Lou Gaucher, Gabriel G Perron, Julie Arsenault, Ann Letellier, Martine Boulianne, Sylvain Quessy
Extensive use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in food animals has been questioned due to the globally increasing problem of antibiotic resistance. For the poultry industry, digestive health management following AGP withdrawal in Europe has been a challenge, especially the control of necrotic enteritis. Much research work has focused on gut health in commercial broiler chicken husbandry. Understanding the behavior of Clostridium perfringens in its ecological niche, the poultry barn, is key to a sustainable and cost-effective production in the absence of AGPs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522792/transgenic-autoinhibition-of-p21-activated-kinase-exacerbates-synaptic-impairments-and-fronto-dependent-behavioral-deficits-in-an-animal-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Cyril Bories, Dany Arsenault, Myriam Lemire, Cyntia Tremblay, Yves De Koninck, Frédéric Calon
Defects in p21-activated kinase (PAK) lead to dendritic spine abnormalities and are sufficient to cause cognition impairment. The decrease in PAK in the brain of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients is suspected to underlie synaptic and dendritic disturbances associated with its clinical expression, particularly with symptoms related to frontal cortex dysfunction. To investigate the role of PAK combined with Aβ and tau pathologies (3xTg-AD mice) in the frontal cortex, we generated a transgenic model of AD with a deficit in PAK activity (3xTg-AD-dnPAK mice)...
May 16, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472289/functional-similarity-of-medial-superior-parietal-areas-for-shift-selective-attention-signals-in-humans-and-monkeys
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Natalie Caspari, John T Arsenault, Rik Vandenberghe, Wim Vanduffel
We continually shift our attention between items in the visual environment. These attention shifts are usually based on task relevance (top-down) or the saliency of a sudden, unexpected stimulus (bottom-up), and are typically followed by goal-directed actions. It could be argued that any species that can covertly shift its focus of attention will rely on similar, evolutionarily conserved neural substrates for processing such shift-signals. To address this possibility, we performed comparative fMRI experiments in humans and monkeys, combining traditional, and novel, data-driven analytical approaches...
May 4, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472283/oxldl-derived-lysophosphatidic-acid-promotes-the-progression-of-aortic-valve-stenosis-through-a-lpar1-rhoa-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Mohamed Jalloul Nsaibia, Marie-Chloé Boulanger, Rihab Bouchareb, Ghada Mkannez, Khai Le Quang, Fayez Hadji, Deborah Argaud, Abdellaziz Dahou, Yohan Bossé, Marlys L Koschinsky, Philippe Pibarot, Benoit J Arsenault, André Marette, Patrick Mathieu
AIMS: Oxidatively modified lipoproteins may promote the development/progression of calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS). Oxidative transformation of low-density lipoprotein (OxLDL) generates lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a lipid mediator that accumulates in mineralized aortic valves. LPA activates at least 6 different G protein-coupled receptors, which may play a role in the pathophysiology of CAVS. We hypothesized that LPA derived from OxLDL may promote a NF-κB signature that drives osteogenesis in the aortic valve...
May 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453620/cavd-civilization-aortic-valve-disease
#11
Patrick Mathieu, Benoit J Arsenault
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421074/immunometabolic-phenotype-alterations-associated-with-the-induction-of-disease-tolerance-and-persistent-asymptomatic-infection-of-salmonella-in-the-chicken-intestine
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REVIEW
Michael H Kogut, Ryan J Arsenault
The adaptation of Salmonella enterica to the eukaryotic host is a key process that enables the bacterium to survive in a hostile environment. Salmonella have evolved an intimate relationship with its host that extends to their cellular and molecular levels. Colonization, invasion, and replication of the bacteria in an appropriate host suggest that modification of host functions is central to pathogenesis. Intuitively, this subversion of the cell must be a complex process, since hosts are not inherently programmed to provide an environment conducive to pathogens...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408054/radiation-therapy-quality-indicators-for-invasive-breast-cancer
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Lara Best, Catherine de Metz, Ivo A Olivotto, Isabelle Roy, Tim Whelan, Julie Arsenault, Michael Brundage
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiation therapy (RT) for breast cancer has evolved considerably over the past two decades. A concise list of optimal care indexes is lacking. The purpose of this project was to generate a suite of quality of care indicators for breast cancer RT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A modified Delphi approach was used including a comprehensive literature and guideline review (1995-2015), an initial review of potential quality indicators (QIs) by a steering committee, a survey of Canadian Radiation Oncologists, and a face-to-face consensus development meeting with breast cancer experts to develop a list of breast RT quality indicators...
May 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406720/besoins-criants-gains-modestes%C3%A2-l-acc%C3%A3-s-%C3%A3-des-soins-de-sant%C3%A3-mentale-en-fran%C3%A3-ais-en-ontario-1968%C3%A2-1989
#14
Mathieu Arsenault, Marcel Martel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Bulletin Canadien D'histoire de la Médecine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399276/a-risk-model-for-the-lyme-disease-vector-ixodes-scapularis-acari-ixodidae-in-the-prairie-provinces-of-canada
#15
Vanessa Gabriele-Rivet, Jules K Koffi, Yann Pelcat, Julie Arsenault, Angela Cheng, L Robbin Lindsay, Timothy J Lysyk, Kateryn Rochon, Nicholas H Ogden
Lyme disease is emerging in Canada due to geographic range expansion of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis Say. Recent areas of emergence include parts of the southeastern Canadian Prairie region. We developed a map of potential risk areas for future I. scapularis establishment in the Canadian Prairie Provinces. Six I. scapularis risk algorithms were developed using different formulations of three indices for environmental suitability: temperature using annual cumulative degree-days > 0 °C (DD > 0 °C; obtained from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer satellite data as an index of conditions that allow I...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399168/global-trends-in-dietary-micronutrient-supplies-and-estimated-prevalence-of-inadequate-intakes
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Ty Beal, Eric Massiot, Joanne E Arsenault, Matthew R Smith, Robert J Hijmans
Understanding dietary patterns is vital to reducing the number of people experiencing hunger (about 795 million), micronutrient deficiencies (2 billion), and overweight or obesity (2.1 billion). We characterize global trends in dietary quality by estimating micronutrient density of the food supply, prevalence of inadequate intake of 14 micronutrients, and average prevalence of inadequate intake of these micronutrients for all countries between 1961 and 2011. Over this 50-year period, the estimated prevalence of inadequate intakes of micronutrients has declined in all regions due to increased total production of food and/or micronutrient density...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391649/prevalence-and-mode-of-inheritance-of-the-dal-blood-group-in-dogs-in-north-america
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S Goulet, U Giger, J Arsenault, A Abrams-Ogg, C C Euler, M-C Blais
BACKGROUND: The Dal blood group system was identified a decade ago by the accidental sensitization of a Dal- Dalmatian with a Dal+ blood transfusion. Similar Dal-related blood incompatibilities have been suspected in other Dalmatians, Doberman Pinschers, and other breeds. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and mode of inheritance of the Dal antigen expression in dogs. ANIMALS: A total of 1130 dogs including 128 Dalmatians, 432 Doberman Pinschers, 21 Shih Tzus, and 549 dogs of other breeds including 228 blood donors were recruited from North America between 2008 and 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389667/female-rats-with-severe-left-ventricle-volume-overload-exhibit-more-cardiac-hypertrophy-but-fewer-myocardial-transcriptional-changes-than-males
#18
Catherine Beaumont, Élisabeth Walsh-Wilkinson, Marie-Claude Drolet, Élise Roussel, Marie Arsenault, Jacques Couet
Aortic valve regurgitation (AR) imposes a volume overload (VO) to the left ventricle (LV). Male rats with a pathological heart overload usually progress more quickly towards heart failure than females. We examined whether a sexual dimorphism exists in the myocardial transcriptional adaptations to AR. Adult Wistar male and female rats either underwent a sham operation or were induced with AR and then followed for 26 weeks. Female AR rats gained relatively more LV mass than males (75 vs. 42%). They had a similar increase in LV chamber dimensions compared to males but more wall thickening...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388501/the-heights-of-french-canadian-convicts-1780s-1820s
#19
Alex Arsenault Morin, Vincent Geloso, Vadim Kufenko
This paper uses a novel dataset of heights collected from the records of the Quebec City prison between 1813 and 1847 to survey the French-Canadian population of Quebec-which was then known either as Lower Canada or Canada East. Using a birth-cohort approach with 10year birth cohorts from the 1780s to the 1820s, we find that French-Canadian prisoners grew shorter over the period. Through the whole sample period, they were short compared to Americans. However, French-Canadians were taller either than their cousins in France or the inhabitants of Latin America (except Argentinians)...
March 16, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365251/country-level-predictors-of-vaccination-coverage-and-inequalities-in-gavi-supported-countries
#20
Catherine Arsenault, Mira Johri, Arijit Nandi, José M Mendoza Rodríguez, Peter M Hansen, Sam Harper
BACKGROUND: Important inequalities in childhood vaccination coverage persist between countries and population groups. Understanding why some countries achieve higher and more equitable levels of coverage is crucial to redress these inequalities. In this study, we explored the country-level determinants of (1) coverage of the third dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis- (DTP3) containing vaccine and (2) within-country inequalities in DTP3 coverage in 45 countries supported by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance...
March 29, 2017: Vaccine
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