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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453704/genomic-characterization-of-her2-positive-breast-cancer-and-response-to-neoadjuvant-trastuzumab-and-chemotherapy-results-from-the-acosog-z1041-alliance-trial
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R Lesurf, O L Griffith, M Griffith, J Hundal, L Trani, M A Watson, R Aft, M J Ellis, D Ota, V J Suman, F Meric-Bernstam, A M Leitch, J C Boughey, G Unzeitig, A U Buzdar, K K Hunt, E R Mardis
Background: HER2 (ERBB2) gene amplification and its corresponding overexpression are present in 15-30% of invasive breast cancers. While HER2-targeted agents are effective treatments, resistance remains a major cause of death. The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z1041 trial (NCT00513292) was designed to compare the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate of distinct regimens of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and trastuzumab, but ultimately identified no difference. Patients and methods: In supplement to tissues from 37 Z1041 cases, 11 similarly treated cases were obtained from a single institution study (NCT00353483)...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448892/role-of-procalcitonin-in-infected-diabetic-foot-ulcer
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Jung Ho Park, Dong Hun Suh, Hak Jun Kim, Yong In Lee, Il Hoon Kwak, Gi Won Choi
AIMS: Procalcitonin (PCT) has been recently accepted as a marker for diagnosing infection. The aim of the present study was to determine whether PCT levels are associated with infection severity of diabetic foot ulcers and whether PCT levels would be helpful to differentiate infected diabetic foot ulcer (IDFU) from IDFU associated with other infectious diseases (IDFU+O). METHODS: We prospectively included 123 diabetic patients hospitalized for IDFU. Infection severity of diabetic foot ulcers was graded according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America-International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot clinical classification of diabetic foot infection...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448810/associations-between-blood-btexs-concentrations-and-hematologic-parameters-among-adult-residents-of-the-u-s-gulf-states
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Brett T Doherty, Richard K Kwok, Matthew D Curry, Christine Ekenga, David Chambers, Dale P Sandler, Lawrence S Engel
BACKGROUND: Studies of workers exposed to benzene at average air concentrations below one part per million suggest that benzene, a known hematotoxin, causes hematopoietic damage even at low exposure levels. However, evidence of such effects outside of occupational settings and for other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is limited. OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between ambient exposures to five VOCs, including benzene, and hematologic parameters among adult residents of the U...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448592/blood-type-abo-genetic-variants-and-ovarian-cancer-survival
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Gabriella D Cozzi, Rebecca T Levinson, Hilary Toole, Malcolm-Robert Snyder, Angie Deng, Marta A Crispens, Dineo Khabele, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel
OBJECTIVE: Blood type A and the A1 allele have been associated with increased ovarian cancer risk. With only two small studies published to date, evidence for an association between ABO blood type and ovarian cancer survival is limited. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of Tumor Registry confirmed ovarian cancer cases from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with blood type from linked laboratory reports and ABO variants from linked Illumina Exome BeadChip data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448162/joblessness-and-lost-earnings-after-ards-in-a-1-year-national-multicenter-study
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Biren B Kamdar, Minxuan Huang, Victor D Dinglas, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Till M von Wachter, Ramona O Hopkins, Dale M Needham
RATIONALE: Following acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), joblessness is common, but poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the timing of return to work following ARDS, and associated risk factors, lost earnings, and changes in healthcare coverage Methods: Over 12-month longitudinal follow-up, ARDS survivors from 43 U.S. ARDSNet hospitals provided employment and healthcare coverage data via structured telephone interviews. Factors associated with the timing of return to work were assessed using Fine and Gray regression analysis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446615/proliferation-of-pd-1-cd8-t-cells-in-peripheral-blood-after-pd-1-targeted-therapy-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Alice O Kamphorst, Rathi N Pillai, Shu Yang, Tahseen H Nasti, Rama S Akondy, Andreas Wieland, Gabriel L Sica, Ke Yu, Lydia Koenig, Nikita T Patel, Madhusmita Behera, Hong Wu, Megan McCausland, Zhengjia Chen, Chao Zhang, Fadlo R Khuri, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Rafi Ahmed, Suresh S Ramalingam
Exhausted T cells in chronic infections and cancer have sustained expression of the inhibitory receptor programmed cell death 1 (PD-1). Therapies that block the PD-1 pathway have shown promising clinical results in a significant number of advanced-stage cancer patients. Nonetheless, a better understanding of the immunological responses induced by PD-1 blockade in cancer patients is lacking. Identification of predictive biomarkers is a priority in the field, but whether peripheral blood analysis can provide biomarkers to monitor or predict patients' responses to treatment remains to be resolved...
April 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445964/abo-blood-group-and-ovarian-reserve-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Jie Deng, Mengmeng Jia, Xiaolin Cheng, Zhen Yan, Dongmei Fan, Xiaoyu Tian
Ovarian reserve reflects a woman's fertility potential. The ABO blood group system is a very stable genetic marker. Although many recent studies have explored the relationship between ABO blood group and ovarian reserve, a consensus has not yet been reached. This paper is the first meta-analysis and systematic review of the relationship between ABO blood type and ovarian reserve. We analyzed seven cross-sectional studies evaluating follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) or anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels in 55,113 participants to determine ovarian reserve...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445914/clinical-significance-of-intraluminal-contrast-enhancement-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cervical-artery-dissection-a%C3%A2-black-blood-mri-study
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Eva Coppenrath, Olga Lenz, Nora Sommer, Nina Lummel, Jennifer Linn, Karla Treitl, Fabian Bamberg, Maximilian Reiser, Thomas Pfefferkorn, Tobias Saam
Purpose Recent studies have suggested that intraluminal thrombi show contrast enhancement on carotid black-blood T1w MRI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of intraluminal contrast enhancement (iCE) regarding symptom status in patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD). Methods 33 consecutive patients (19 men) with sCAD received a brain MRI (DIFF, T2w, T2*w, FLAIR) and a multi-sequence 3T-MRI with fat-saturated high-resolution black-blood T1w-sequences pre- and post-contrast, contrast-enhanced MR angiography and TOF images of carotid and vertebral arteries...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444697/population-pharmacokinetics-of-dexmedetomidine-in-infants
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Rachel G Greenberg, Huali Wu, Matthew Laughon, Edmund Capparelli, Stevie Rowe, Kanecia O Zimmerman, P Brian Smith, Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez
Despite limited pharmacokinetic (PK) data, dexmedetomidine is increasingly being used off-label for sedation in infants. We aimed to characterize the developmental PK changes of dexmedetomidine during infancy. In this open-label, single-center PK study of dexmedetomidine in infants receiving dexmedetomidine per clinical care, ≤10 blood samples per infant were collected. A set of structural PK models and residual error models were explored using nonlinear mixed-effects modeling in NONMEM. Covariates including postmenstrual age (PMA), serum creatinine, and recent history of cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass were investigated for their influence on PK parameters...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444317/undocumented-and-documented-migrants-with-chronic-diseases-in-family-practice-in-the-netherlands
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Jonathan S O van de Sande, Maria E T C van den Muijsenbergh
Background.: Undocumented migrants (UM) face many barriers in accessing healthcare. It is unknown how these affect the care of UM with chronic diseases in general practices. In the Netherlands, a General practitioner (GP) is the gatekeeper to the healthcare system and primary care provider for UM. Objective.: To get insight into GP care for chronic diseases in UM compared with documented migrants (DM). Methods.: A survey study of medical records of UM and DM in five general practices in the Netherlands with extensive experience in caring for UM...
April 21, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444097/chronic-polyarthritis-as-the-first-manifestation-of-childhood-systemic-polyarteritis-nodosa
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Glaucia Vanessa Novak, Koken Hayashi, Kohei Sampa, Yosuke Okumura, Gabriela Ribeiro Viola Ferreira, Clovis Artur Silva
Arthritis has been reported as an acute pattern, generally evanescent with oligoarthritis, mostly affecting knees and ankles in childhood systemic polyarteritis nodosa. However, chronic polyarthritis with morning stiffness mimicking juvenile idiopathic arthritis has not been reported. We describe the case of a 4-year old girl who had additive and chronic polyarthritis with edema, tenderness, pain on motion and morning stiffness for 2 months. After 45 days, she also presented painful subcutaneous nodules and erythematous-violaceous lesions in the extensor region of upper and lower limbs...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444088/hypertension-in-patients-admitted-to-clinical-units-at-university-hospital-post-discharge-evaluation-rated-by-telephone
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Cássia Lima de Campos, Angela Maria Geraldo Pierin, Natalia Alencar de Pinho
Objective: To characterize hypertensive patients after admission to hospital considering the current status, compliance to treatment, habits and lifestyle, and knowledge and beliefs about the disease. Methods: This was an exploratory study with 265 hypertensive patients admitted to a medical inpatients unit of a university hospital. Data were collected in an interview over the telephone. The level of significance was set as p<0.05. Results: It was found that 32% of hypertensive patients had died...
2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444085/blood-pressure-documentation-in-the-emergency-department
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Ana Carolina Queiroz Godoy Daniel, Juliana Pereira Machado, Eugenia Velludo Veiga
Objective: To analyze the frequency of blood pressure documentation performed by nursing professionals in an emergency department. Methods: This is a cross-sectional, observational, descriptive, and analytical study, which included medical records of adult patients admitted to the observation ward of an emergency department, between March and May 2014. Data were obtained through a collection instrument divided into three parts: patient identification, triage data, and blood pressure documentation...
2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444083/interictal-abnormal-fmri-activation-of-visual-areas-during-a-motor-task-cued-by-visual-stimuli-in-migraine
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Adriana Bastos Conforto, Khallil Taverna Chaim, Mario Fernando Prieto Peres, André Leite Gonçalves, Inara Laurindo Siqueira, Maria Angela Maramaldo Barreiros, Edson Amaro
Objective: To assess changes in blood-oxygen-level-dependent activity after light deprivation compared to regular light exposure in subjects with migraine in the interictal state and in controls. Methods: Ten subjects with migraine and ten controls participated in two sessions of functional magnetic resonance imaging. In each session, they performed a finger-tapping task with the right hand, cued by visual stimuli. They were scanned before and after 30 minutes of light deprivation or light exposure...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443944/the-role-of-thromboelastometry-in-the-assessment-and-treatment-of-coagulopathy-in-liver-transplant-patients
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Raffael Pereira Cezar Zamper, Thiago Chaves Amorim, Luiz Guilherme Villares da Costa, Flávio Takaoka, Ary Serpa
Perioperative monitoring of coagulation is vital to assess bleeding risks, diagnose deficiencies associated with hemorrhage, and guide hemostatic therapy in major surgical procedures, such as liver transplantation. Routine static tests demand long turnaround time and do not assess platelet function; they are determined on plasma at a standard temperature of 37°C; hence these tests are ill-suited for intraoperative use. In contrast, methods which evaluate the viscoelastic properties of whole blood, such as thromboelastogram and rotational thromboelastometry, provide rapid qualitative coagulation assessment and appropriate guidance for transfusion therapy...
April 20, 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443480/adverse-placental-perfusion-and-pregnancy-outcomes-in-a-new-nonhuman-primate-model-of-gestational-protein-restriction
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Victoria H J Roberts, Jamie O Lo, Katherine S Lewandowski, Peter Blundell, Kevin L Grove, Christopher D Kroenke, Elinor L Sullivan, Charles T Roberts, Antonio E Frias
Maternal malnutrition during pregnancy impacts fetal growth, with developmental consequences that extend to later life outcomes. In underdeveloped countries, this malnutrition typically takes the form of poor dietary protein content and quality, even if adequate calories are consumed. Here, we report the establishment of a nonhuman primate model of gestational protein restriction (PR) in order to understand how placental function and pregnancy outcomes are affected by protein deficiency. Rhesus macaques were assigned to either a control diet containing 26% protein or switched to a 13% PR diet prior to conception and maintained on this PR diet throughout pregnancy...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442482/a-bag3-coding-variant-in-mice-determines-susceptibility-to-ischemic-limb-muscle-myopathy-by-directing-autophagy
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Joseph M McClung, Timothy J McCord, Terence E Ryan, Cameron A Schmidt, Thomas D Green, Kevin W Southerland, Jessica L Reinardy, Sarah B Mueller, Talaignair N Venkatraman, Christopher D Lascola, Sehoon Keum, Douglas A Marchuk, Espen E Spangenburg, Ayotunde O Dokun, Brian H Annex, Christopher D Kontos
Background -Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a manifestation of peripheral artery disease (PAD) that carries significant mortality and morbidity risk in humans, although its genetic determinants remain largely unknown. We previously discovered two overlapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in mice, Lsq-1 and Civq-1, that affected limb muscle survival and stroke volume following femoral artery or middle cerebral artery ligation, respectively. Here we report that a Bag3 variant (Ile81Met) segregates with tissue protection from hindlimb ischemia (HLI)...
April 25, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442057/follicle-vascularity-coordinates-corpus-luteum-blood-flow-and-progesterone-production
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S G S de Tarso, G D A Gastal, S T Bashir, M O Gastal, G A Apgar, E L Gastal
Colour Doppler ultrasonography was used to compare the ability of preovulatory follicle (POF) blood flow and its dimensions to predict the size, blood flow and progesterone production capability of the subsequent corpus luteum (CL). Cows (n=30) were submitted to a synchronisation protocol. Follicles ≥7mm were measured and follicular wall blood flow evaluated every 12h for approximately 3.5 days until ovulation. After ovulation, cows were scanned daily for 8 days and similar parameters were evaluated for the CL...
March 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441856/-clinical-value-of-the-early-use-of-ulinastatin-in-patients-with-moderately-severe-or-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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J Wang, J Jin, J Huang, D R Li, Y Hao, J D Kong, Z Y Chu, J H Fu, F Huang
Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy and the effects on serum inflammatory factors of early use of ulinastatin in patients with moderately severe or severe acute pancreatitis (MSAP/SAP). Methods: This prospective, randomized, controlled trial was conducted in the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from September 2013 to May 2016. A total of 42 cases were enrolled and assigned into either observation group or conventional treatment group (n=21 each). The conventional treatment group received somatostatin, while the observation group received somatostatin combined with ulinastatin...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441044/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-midazolam-following-intravenous-and-intramuscular-administration-to-sheep
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Bradley T Simon, Elizabeth M Scallan, Odette O, Lisa Sams Ebner, Michelle N Cerullo, Christelle Follette, Sherry K Cox, Thomas J Doherty, Ignacio Lizarraga
OBJECTIVE To determine the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of midazolam following IV and IM administration in sheep. ANIMALS 8 healthy adult rams. PROCEDURES Sheep were administered midazolam (0.5 mg/kg) by the IV route and then by the IM route 7 days later in a crossover study. Physiologic and behavioral variables were assessed and blood samples collected for determination of plasma midazolam and 1-hydroxymidazolam (primary midazolam metabolite) concentrations immediately before (baseline) and at predetermined times for 1,440 minutes after midazolam administration...
May 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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