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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230475/improving-decisions-about-transport-to-the-emergency-department-for-assisted-living-residents-who-fall
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Jefferson G Williams, Michael W Bachman, Michael D Lyons, Benjamin B Currie, Lawrence H Brown, A Wooten Jones, Jose G Cabanas, Alan K Kronhaus, J Brent Myers
Background: Residents of assisted living facilities who fall may not be seriously ill or injured, but policies often require immediate transport to an emergency department regardless of the patient's condition. Objective: To determine whether unnecessary transport can be avoided. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: One large county with a single system of emergency medical services. Participants: Convenience sample of residents in 22 assisted living facilities served by 1 group of primary care physicians...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207002/disability-fatigue-pain-and-their-associates-in-early-diffuse-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis-the-european-scleroderma-observational-study
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Sébastien Peytrignet, Christopher P Denton, Mark Lunt, Roger Hesselstrand, Luc Mouthon, Alan Silman, Xiaoyan Pan, Edith Brown, László Czirják, Jörg H W Distler, Oliver Distler, Kim Fligelstone, William J Gregory, Rachel Ochiel, Madelon Vonk, Codrina Ancuta, Voon H Ong, Dominique Farge, Marie Hudson, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Alexandra Balbir-Gurman, Øyvind Midtvedt, Alison C Jordan, Wendy Stevens, Pia Moinzadeh, Frances C Hall, Christian Agard, Marina E Anderson, Elisabeth Diot, Rajan Madhok, Mohammed Akil, Maya H Buch, Lorinda Chung, Nemanja Damjanov, Harsha Gunawardena, Peter Lanyon, Yasmeen Ahmad, Kuntal Chakravarty, Søren Jacobsen, Alexander J MacGregor, Neil McHugh, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Gabriela Riemekasten, Michael Becker, Janet Roddy, Patricia E Carreira, Anne Laure Fauchais, Eric Hachulla, Jennifer Hamilton, Murat Inanç, John S McLaren, Jacob M van Laar, Sanjay Pathare, Susanna Proudman, Anna Rudin, Joanne Sahhar, Brigitte Coppere, Christine Serratrice, Tom Sheeran, Douglas J Veale, Claire Grange, Georges-Selim Trad, Ariane L Herrick
Objectives: Our aim was to describe the burden of early dcSSc in terms of disability, fatigue and pain in the European Scleroderma Observational Study cohort, and to explore associated clinical features. Methods: Patients completed questionnaires at study entry, 12 and 24 months, including the HAQ disability index (HAQ-DI), the Cochin Hand Function Scale (CHFS), the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-fatigue and the Short Form 36 (SF36). Associates examined included the modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS), current digital ulcers and internal organ involvement...
November 30, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183960/radium-223-safety-efficacy-and-concurrent-use-with-abiraterone-or-enzalutamide-first-u-s-experience-from-an-expanded-access-program
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Oliver Sartor, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Christopher Sweeney, Daniel C Fernandez, Fabio Almeida, Andrei Iagaru, Alan Brown, Matthew R Smith, Manish Agrawal, Adam P Dicker, Jorge A Garcia, Jose Lutzky, Yu-Ning Wong, Oana Petrenciuc, Jeremy Gratt, Neal D Shore, Michael J Morris
BACKGROUND: In the phase III ALSYMPCA trial, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients had few prior life-prolonging therapies. Following ALSYMPCA, which demonstrated radium-223 survival benefit, and before radium-223 U.S. commercial availability, an expanded access program (EAP) providing early-access radium-223 allowed life-prolonging therapies in current use. SUBJECTS, MATERIALS, AND METHODS: This phase II, open-label, single-arm, multicenter U...
November 28, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180175/youtube-as-a-source-of-information-for-patients-considering-surgery-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Daniel Mark Baker, Jack H Marshall, Matthew J Lee, Georgina L Jones, Steven R Brown, Alan J Lobo
BACKGROUND: With the range of health information online, assessing the resources that patients access may improve the content of preoperative information. Our aim was to assess the content of the most viewed videos on YouTube related to surgery for ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: YouTube was searched for videos containing information on surgery for UC. The 50 most viewed videos were identified and user interaction analyzed. Upload source was classified as patient, individual health care professional (HCP), or hospital/professional association...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171941/extracorporeal-cellular-therapy-elad-in-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis-a-multinational-prospective-controlled-randomized-trial
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Julie Thompson, Natasha Jones, Ali Al-Khafaji, Shahid Malik, David Reich, Santiago Munoz, Ross MacNicholas, Tarek Hassanein, Lewis Teperman, Lance Stein, Andrés Duarte-Rojo, Raza Malik, Talal Adhami, Sumeet Asrani, Nikunj Shah, Paul Gaglio, Anupama Duddempudi, Brian Borg, Rajiv Jalan, Robert Brown, Heather Patton, Rohit Satoskar, Simona Rossi, Amay Parikh, Ahmed ElSharkawy, Parvez Mantry, Linda Sher, David Wolf, Marquis Hart, Charles Landis, Alan Wigg, Shahid Habib, Geoffrey McCaughan, Steven Colquhoun, Alyssa Henry, Patricia Bedard, Lee Landeen, Michael Millis, Robert Ashley, William Frank, Andrew Henry, Jan Stange, Ram Subramanian
Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis (sAH) is associated with a poor prognosis. There is no proven effective treatment for sAH, which is why early transplantation has been increasingly discussed. Hepatoblastoma-derived C3A cells express anti-inflammatory proteins and growth factors and were tested in an extracorporeal liver treatment (ELAD) study to establish their effect on survival for subjects with sAH. Adults with sAH, bilirubin ≥8 mg/dL, Maddrey's Discriminant Function (DF) ≥32 and Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score ≤35, were randomized to receive standard of care (SOC) only or 3-5 days of continuous ELAD treatment plus SOC...
November 24, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170787/synthesis-computational-and-spectroscopic-analysis-of-tunable-highly-fluorescent-bn-1-2-azaborine-derivatives-containing-the-n-boh-moiety
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Carl Jacky Saint-Louis, Renée N Shavnore, Caleb D C McClinton, Julie A Wilson, Lacey L Magill, Breanna M Brown, Robert W Lamb, Charles Edwin Webster, Alan K Schrock, Michael T Huggins
Nine new polycyclic aromatic BN-1,2-azaborine analogues containing the N-BOH moiety were synthesized using a convenient two-step, one-pot procedure. Characterization of the prepared compounds show the luminescence wavelength and the quantum yields of the azaborines were tunable by controlling the power and location of the donor and acceptor substituents on the chromophore. UV-visible spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT) computations revealed that the addition of electron-donating moieties to the isoindolinone hemisphere raised the energy of the HOMO, resulting in the reduction of the HOMO-LUMO gap...
November 24, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166212/hispanic-populations-veterans-and-symptom-assessment
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E Sherwood Brown, Alan I Green
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166211/-tobacco-use-medical-illness-and-service-utilization
#8
E Sherwood Brown, Alan Green
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145861/hybrid-de-novo-genome-assembly-and-centromere-characterization-of-the-gray-mouse-lemur-microcebus-murinus
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Peter A Larsen, R Alan Harris, Yue Liu, Shwetha C Murali, C Ryan Campbell, Adam D Brown, Beth A Sullivan, Jennifer Shelton, Susan J Brown, Muthuswamy Raveendran, Olga Dudchenko, Ido Machol, Neva C Durand, Muhammad S Shamim, Erez Lieberman Aiden, Donna M Muzny, Richard A Gibbs, Anne D Yoder, Jeffrey Rogers, Kim C Worley
BACKGROUND: The de novo assembly of repeat-rich mammalian genomes using only high-throughput short read sequencing data typically results in highly fragmented genome assemblies that limit downstream applications. Here, we present an iterative approach to hybrid de novo genome assembly that incorporates datasets stemming from multiple genomic technologies and methods. We used this approach to improve the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus) genome from early draft status to a near chromosome-scale assembly...
November 16, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138302/disruption-of-the-opal-stop-codon-attenuates-chikungunya-virus-induced-arthritis-and-pathology
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Jennifer E Jones, Kristin M Long, Alan C Whitmore, Wes Sanders, Lance R Thurlow, Julia A Brown, Clayton R Morrison, Heather Vincent, Kayla M Peck, Christian Browning, Nathaniel Moorman, Jean K Lim, Mark T Heise
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus responsible for several significant outbreaks of debilitating acute and chronic arthritis and arthralgia over the past decade. These include a recent outbreak in the Caribbean islands and the Americas that caused more than 1 million cases of viral arthralgia. Despite the major impact of CHIKV on global health, viral determinants that promote CHIKV-induced disease are incompletely understood. Most CHIKV strains contain a conserved opal stop codon at the end of the viral nsP3 gene...
November 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138175/statin-prescribing-trends-for-primary-and-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Felicity Brown, Alexander Singer, Alan Katz, Gerald Konrad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of patients receiving statins for primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as to describe lipid-screening trends. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review using the Manitoba Primary Care Research Network repository. SETTING: Manitoba. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 149 262 patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Proportion of patients who were taking statins for primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), who did not have evidence of CVD recorded in their charts, and who underwent lipid screening; distribution of statins among age groups; and the proportion of patients eligible for lipid screening when the age cutoffs of the 2012 and 2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines were applied...
November 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124420/mixed-method-evaluation-of-social-media-based-tools-and-traditional-strategies-to-recruit-high-risk-and-hard-to-reach-populations-into-an-hiv-prevention-intervention-study
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Sarah J Iribarren, Alhasan Ghazzawi, Alan Z Sheinfil, Timothy Frasca, William Brown, Javier Lopez-Rios, Christine T Rael, Iván C Balán, Raynier Crespo, Curtis Dolezal, Rebecca Giguere, Alex Carballo-Diéguez
Men who have sex with men and transgender women are hard-to-reach populations for research. Social media-based tools may overcome certain barriers in accessing these groups and are being tested in an ongoing study exploring HIV home-test kit use to reduce risk behavior. We analyzed pre-screening responses about how volunteers learned about the study (n = 896) and demographic data from eligible participants who came for an initial study visit (n = 216) to determine the strengths and weaknesses of recruitment strategies...
November 9, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104033/oral-and-maxillofacial-manifestations-of-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorder-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Flávia Sirotheau Corrêa Pontes, Márcio Ajudarte Lopes, Lucas Lacerda de Souza, Diogo Dos Santos da Mata Rezende, Alan Roger Santos-Silva, Jacks Jorge, Wagner Gomes da Silva, Fábio Ramôa Pires, André Caroli Rocha, Wladimir Gushiken de Campos, Milena Coelho Fernandes Caldato, Regina Matsunaga Martin, Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Hélder Antônio Rebelo Pontes
OBJECTIVE: To describe the oral and maxillofacial manifestations of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorders. STUDY DESIGN: Over a 13-year period, clinicopathologic data of patients diagnosed with CKD-MBD who had oral and maxillofacial alterations were retrieved from the files of 4 Brazilian institutions. Data included clinical, radiographic, microscopic, and biochemical findings; treatment employed; and follow-up status. RESULTS: Twenty-one cases were identified, with 13 patients diagnosed as brown tumor of hyperparathyroidism (BTH) and 8 as osteitis fibrosa/renal osteodystrophy (OF/RO) (4 of them clinically consistent with Sagliker syndrome)...
October 10, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102571/multisite-investigation-of-outcomes-with%C3%A2-implementation-of-cyp2c19-genotype-guided-antiplatelet-therapy-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Larisa H Cavallari, Craig R Lee, Amber L Beitelshees, Rhonda M Cooper-DeHoff, Julio D Duarte, Deepak Voora, Stephen E Kimmel, Caitrin W McDonough, Yan Gong, Chintan V Dave, Victoria M Pratt, Tameka D Alestock, R David Anderson, Jorge Alsip, Amer K Ardati, Brigitta C Brott, Lawrence Brown, Supatat Chumnumwat, Michael J Clare-Salzler, James C Coons, Joshua C Denny, Chrisly Dillon, Amanda R Elsey, Issam S Hamadeh, Shuko Harada, William B Hillegass, Lindsay Hines, Richard B Horenstein, Lucius A Howell, Linda J B Jeng, Mark D Kelemen, Y M Lee, Oyunbileg Magvanjav, May Montasser, David R Nelson, Edith A Nutescu, Devon C Nwaba, Ruth E Pakyz, Kathleen Palmer, Josh F Peterson, Toni I Pollin, Alison H Quinn, Shawn W Robinson, Jamie Schub, Todd C Skaar, D Max Smith, Vindhya B Sriramoju, Petr Starostik, Tomasz P Stys, James M Stevenson, Nicholas Varunok, Mark R Vesely, Dyson T Wake, Karen E Weck, Kristin W Weitzel, Russell A Wilke, James Willig, Richard Y Zhao, Rolf P Kreutz, George A Stouffer, Philip E Empey, Nita A Limdi, Alan R Shuldiner, Almut G Winterstein, Julie A Johnson
OBJECTIVES: This multicenter pragmatic investigation assessed outcomes following clinical implementation of CYP2C19 genotype-guided antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: CYP2C19 loss-of-function alleles impair clopidogrel effectiveness after PCI. METHODS: After clinical genotyping, each institution recommended alternative antiplatelet therapy (prasugrel, ticagrelor) in PCI patients with a loss-of-function allele...
October 25, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102497/what-is-sufficient-drug-therapy-for-lipoprotein-elevations
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William Virgil Brown, Alan S Brown, Peter P Toth, James Underberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101225/weighing-the-social-and-ethical-considerations-of-maternal-fetal-surgery
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Ryan M Antiel, Alan W Flake, Christopher A Collura, Mark P Johnson, Natalie E Rintoul, John D Lantos, Farr A Curlin, Jon C Tilburt, Stephen D Brown, Chris Feudtner
OBJECTIVES: The ethics of maternal-fetal surgery involves weighing the importance of potential benefits, risks, and other consequences involving the pregnant woman, fetus, and other family members. We assessed clinicians' ratings of the importance of 9 considerations relevant to maternal-fetal surgery. METHODS: This study was a discrete choice experiment contained within a 2015 national mail-based survey of 1200 neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, and maternal-fetal medicine physicians, with latent class analysis subsequently used to identify groups of physicians with similar ratings...
November 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092479/shock-drive-capabilities-of-a-30-joule-laser-at-the-matter-in-extreme-conditions-hutch-of-the-linac-coherent-light-source
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Shaughnessy Brennan Brown, Akel Hashim, Arianna Gleason, Eric Galtier, Inhyuk Nam, Zhou Xing, Alan Fry, Andy MacKinnon, Bob Nagler, Eduardo Granados, Hae Ja Lee
We measure the shock drive capabilities of a 30 J, nanosecond, 527 nm laser system at the matter in extreme conditions hutch of the Linac Coherent Light Source. Using a velocity interferometer system for any reflector, we ascertain the maximum instantaneous ablation pressure and characterize its dependence on a drive laser spot size, spatial profile, and temporal profile. We also examine the effects of these parameters on shock spatial and temporal uniformity. Our analysis shows the drive laser capable of generating instantaneous ablation pressures exceeding 160 GPa while maintaining a 1D shock profile...
October 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092172/comprehensive-study-of-solid-pharmaceutical-tablets-in-visible-near-infrared-nir-and-longwave-infrared-lwir-spectral-regions-using-a-rapid-simultaneous-ultraviolet-visible-nir-uvn-lwir-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-linear-arrays-detection-system-and
#18
Clayton S C Yang, Feng Jin, Siva R Swaminathan, Sita Patel, Evan D Ramer, Sudhir B Trivedi, Ei E Brown, Uwe Hommerich, Alan C Samuels
This is the first report of a simultaneous ultraviolet/visible/NIR and longwave infrared laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (UVN + LWIR LIBS) measurement. In our attempt to study the feasibility of combining the newly developed rapid LWIR LIBS linear array detection system to existing rapid analytical techniques for a wide range of chemical analysis applications, two different solid pharmaceutical tablets, Tylenol arthritis pain and Bufferin, were studied using both a recently designed simultaneous UVN + LWIR LIBS detection system and a fast AOTF NIR (1200 to 2200 nm) spectrometer...
October 30, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090685/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-of-tocilizumab-an-interleukin-6-receptor-antibody-for-residual-symptoms-in-schizophrenia
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Ragy R Girgis, Adam Ciarleglio, Tse Choo, Gregory Haynes, Joan M Bathon, Serge Cremers, Joshua T Kantrowitz, Jeffrey A Lieberman, Alan S Brown
Evidence from preclinical, epidemiological, and human studies indicates that inflammation, and in particular elevated IL-6 activity, may be related to clinical manifestations and pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Furthermore, studies in preclinical models suggest that decreasing IL-6 activity may mitigate or reverse some of these deficits. The purpose of this trial was to test whether an IL-6 receptor antibody, tocilizumab, would improve residual positive and negative symptoms and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia...
November 1, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089625/modes-of-carbon-fixation-in-an-arsenic-and-co2-rich-shallow-hydrothermal-ecosystem
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Nolwenn Callac, Nicole R Posth, Jayne E Rattray, Kweku K Y Yamoah, Alan Wiech, Magnus Ivarsson, Christoffer Hemmingsson, Stephanos P Kilias, Ariadne Argyraki, Curt Broman, Henrik Skogby, Rienk H Smittenberg, Ernest Chi Fru
The seafloor sediments of Spathi Bay, Milos Island, Greece, are part of the largest arsenic-CO2-rich shallow submarine hydrothermal ecosystem on Earth. Here, white and brown deposits cap chemically distinct sediments with varying hydrothermal influence. All sediments contain abundant genes for autotrophic carbon fixation used in the Calvin-Benson-Bassham (CBB) and reverse tricaboxylic acid (rTCA) cycles. Both forms of RuBisCO, together with ATP citrate lyase genes in the rTCA cycle, increase with distance from the active hydrothermal centres and decrease with sediment depth...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
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