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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110287/aspirin-to-inhibit-sepsis-antisepsis-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Damon P Eisen, Elizabeth M Moore, Karin Leder, Jessica Lockery, Emma S McBryde, John J McNeil, David Pilcher, Rory Wolfe, Robyn L Woods
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is a leading global cause of morbidity and mortality, and is more common at the extremes of age. Moreover, the cost of in-hospital care for elderly patients with sepsis is significant. There are indications from experimental and observational studies that aspirin may reduce inflammation associated with infection. This paper describes the rationale and design of the AspiriN To Inhibit SEPSIS (ANTISEPSIS) trial, a substudy of ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE)...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109727/socioeconomic-disparities-in-adolescent-substance-use-role-of-enjoyable-alternative-substance-free-activities
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Nafeesa Andrabi, Rubin Khoddam, Adam M Leventhal
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether reduced substance-free enjoyable activity (i.e., 'alternative reinforcers') is a mediating mechanism linking lower socioeconomic status and adolescent substance use risk. METHOD: High school students in Los Angeles, CA (N = 2,553, 2013-2014, M age baseline = 14.1) were administered three semiannual surveys. Socioeconomic status was measured by highest parental education reported at Wave 1 (the beginning of 9th grade). Three elements of alternative reinforcement at Wave 2 (six-month follow-up) were assessed as mediators: ratings of frequency of engagement, level of enjoyment, and frequency × enjoyment product scores of substance-free typically pleasant activities (like participation in sports teams or school clubs)...
January 12, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107787/hiv-rapid-testing-in-the-framework-of-an-sti-prevention-project-on-a-cohort-of-vulnerable-italians-and-immigrants
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Ilaria Uccella, Alessio Petrelli, Maria Fenicia Vescio, Silvia De Carolis, Cecilia Fazioli, Patrizio Pezzotti, Gianni Rezza
INTRODUCTION: Uptake of HIV tests is a challenging issue in vulnerable populations including immigrants, normally using standard diagnostic tools. Objectives of this study were to evaluate the acceptability of HIV rapid test; estimate the percentage of newly HIV diagnoses and evaluate knowledge, attitudes and perception (KAP) about HIV/AIDS and other STIs in a specific set of immigrants and vulnerable population in Rome (Italy). METHODS: All immigrant and Italian people, aged 16-70 years, attending the infectious disease outpatient clinic of the National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (INMP) in Rome (Italy), during the period December 2012 to December 2013 were enrolled...
January 20, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107013/quaternary-n-2-pyridyl-dabco-salts-one-pot-in-situ-formation-from-pyridine-n-oxides-and-reactions-with-nucleophiles-a-mild-and-selective-route-to-substituted-n-2-pyridyl-n-ethylpiperazines
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Dmitry I Bugaenko, Marina A Yurovskaya, Alexander V Karchava
The N-(2-pyridyl)-N'-ethylpiperazines are important structural motifs in several medicinally relevant compounds. Known synthetic methods toward these structures are multistep and generally based on the SNAr-chemistry; their applicability is significantly limited to substrates containing electron-withdrawing groups. Here we describe a new methodology for a rapid and modular access to this privileged scaffold. Importantly, the developed protocol proved to be very general and efficient for the substrates containing substituents of different electronic nature...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106709/systemic-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-bevacizumab-and-ranibizumab
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Robert L Avery, Alessandro A Castellarin, Nathan C Steinle, Dilsher S Dhoot, Dante J Pieramici, Robert See, Stephen Couvillion, Maʼan A Nasir, Melvin D Rabena, Mauricio Maia, Sherri Van Everen, Kha Le, William D Hanley
PURPOSE: To evaluate the systemic pharmacokinetics (PKs) of aflibercept, bevacizumab, and ranibizumab in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), or retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: Prospective, open-label, nonrandomized clinical trial of patients with AMD, DME, or RVO who were antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) naïve or had not received anti-VEGF for ≥4 months. Patients received 3 monthly intravitreal injections of aflibercept 2...
January 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106305/diversity-oriented-peptide-stapling-a-third-generation-cuaac-stapling-and-functionalisation-strategy
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Thu Tran Phuong, Christian Ørnbøl Larsen, Tobias Røndbjerg, Martina De Foresta, Micha Ben Achim Kunze, Ales Marek, Jacob Hartvig Løper, Lotte-Emilie Boyhus, Astrid Knuhtsen, Kresten Lindorff-Larsen, Daniel Sejer Pedersen
The introduction of macrocyclic constraints in peptides (peptide stapling) is an important tool within peptide medicinal chemistry for stabilising and pre-organising peptides in a desired conformation. In recent years, the copper-catalysed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) has emerged as a powerful method for peptide stapling. However, to date CuAAC stapling has not provided a simple method for obtaining peptides that are easily diversified further. In the present study, we report a new diversity-oriented peptide stapling (DOPS) methodology based on CuAAC chemistry...
January 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105585/how-feasible-is-multiple-time-point-web-based-data-collection-with-individuals-experiencing-street-homelessness
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Karin M Eyrich-Garg, Shadiya L Moss
Three barriers investigators often encounter when conducting longitudinal work with homeless or other marginalized populations are difficulty tracking participants, high rates of no-shows for follow-up interviews, and high rates of loss to follow-up. Recent research has shown that homeless populations have substantial access to information technologies, including mobile devices and computers. These technologies have the potential both to make longitudinal data collection with homeless populations easier and to minimize some of these methodological challenges...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103895/feasibility-of-antiretroviral-treatment-monitoring-in-the-era-of-decentralized-hiv-care-a-systematic-review
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Minh D Pham, Lorena Romero, Bruce Parnell, David A Anderson, Suzanne M Crowe, Stanley Luchters
BACKGROUND: Regular monitoring of HIV patients who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) is required to ensure patient benefits and the long-term effectiveness and sustainability of ART programs. Prompted by WHO recommendations for expansion and decentralization of HIV treatment and care in low and middle income countries, we conducted a systematic review to assess the feasibility of treatment monitoring in these settings. METHODS: A comprehensive search strategy was developed using a combination of MeSH and free text terms relevant to HIV treatment and care, health service delivery, health service accessibility, decentralization and other relevant terms...
January 19, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102678/a-self-assembled-cofacial-cobalt-porphyrin-prism-for-oxygen-reduction-catalysis
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Amanda N Oldacre, Alan E Friedman, Timothy R Cook
Herein we report the first study of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalyzed by a cofacial porphyrin scaffold accessed in high yield (overall 53%) using coordination-driven self-assembly with no chromatographic purification steps. The ORR activity was investigated using chemical and electrochemical techniques on monomeric cobalt(II) tetra(meso-4-pyridyl)porphyrinate (CoTPyP) and its cofacial analogue [Ru8(η(6)-iPrC6H4Me)8(dhbq)4(CoTPyP)2][OTf]8 (Co Prism) (dhbq = 2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinato, OTf = triflate) as homogeneous oxygen reduction catalysts...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102382/three-component-carboarylation-of-unactivated-imines-with-arynes-and-carbon-nucleophiles
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Jing-Kun Xu, Sheng-Jun Li, Hai-Yang Wang, Wen-Cong Xu, Shi-Kai Tian
With 2-(trimethylsilyl)aryl triflates as aryne precursors, an unprecedented three-component carboarylation reaction of unactivated imines with arynes and carbon nucleophiles has been developed to access a variety of functionalized tertiary amines under transition metal-free conditions. Suitable carbon nucleophiles include chloroform, acetonitrile, and methyl propiolate.
January 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101546/regioselective-switching-approach-for-the-synthesis-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-carboline-derivatives
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Tang-Hao Yang, Chun-Wei Kuo, Veerababurao Kavala, Ashok Konala, Chia-Yu Huang, Ching-Fa Yao
A metal-free protocol for accessing both α and δ-carboline derivatives, starting from a common indolylchalcone oxime ester precursor is reported. The reaction involves mild conditions and uses a regiodivergent approach. DDQ is used as a switching agent in selectively generating α and δ-carboline derivatives in good to moderate yields.
January 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101540/lactols-in-an-asymmetric-aldol-desymmetrization-sequence-access-to-tetrahydro-4h-furo-2-3-b-pyran-2-one-and-tetrahydro-4h-furo-2-3-b-furan-2-one-derivatives
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Ji-Yao Li, Ke-Wei Yu, Chao-Chao Xie, Yan-Kai Liu
An asymmetric aldol-desymmetrization sequence was developed which provided highly efficient access to important bicyclic oxygen-containing scaffolds with multiple chiral centers and one is a quaternary stereogenic center containing a free hydroxy group. Moreover, starting from racemic precursors, the final products were obtained as two separable diastereomers by flash chromatography. Several other heterocycles could also be easily generated with this strategy.
January 19, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100441/assessing-the-efficacy-of-an-app-based-method-of-family-planning-the-dot-study-protocol
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Rebecca G Simmons, Dominick C Shattuck, Victoria H Jennings
BACKGROUND: Some 222 million women worldwide have unmet needs for contraception; they want to avoid pregnancy, but are not using a contraceptive method, primarily because of concerns about side effects associated with most available methods. Expanding contraceptive options-particularly fertility awareness options that provide women with information about which days during their menstrual cycles they are likely to become pregnant if they have unprotected intercourse-has the potential to reduce unmet need...
January 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099654/meanings-and-vulnerability-to-hiv-aids-among-long-distance-truck-drivers-in-brazil
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Laio Magno, Marcelo Eduardo Pfeiffer Castellanos
OBJECTIVE: To understand the meanings assigned by long-distance truck drivers to HIV/AIDS and its transmission and prevention, bearing in mind different contexts of vulnerability. METHODS: Qualitative research with 22 truck drivers. Semi-structured interviews and participant observation were conducted in highways of the state of Bahia in 2013. We selected male truck drivers, with one year or more of work experience in long-distance routes. We carried out the thematic analysis of the interviews, to identify different contexts of vulnerability...
December 22, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099480/controlled-aggregation-and-increased-stability-of-%C3%AE-glucuronidase-by-cellulose-binding-domain-fusion
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Soo-Jin Yeom, Gui Hwan Han, Moonjung Kim, Kil Koang Kwon, Yaoyao Fu, Haseong Kim, Hyewon Lee, Dae-Hee Lee, Heungchae Jung, Seung-Goo Lee
Cellulose-binding domains (CBDs) are protein domains with cellulose-binding activity, and some act as leaders in the localization of cellulosomal scaffoldin proteins to the hydrophobic surface of crystalline cellulose. In this study, we found that a CBD fusion enhanced and improved soluble β-glucuronidase (GusA) enzyme properties through the formation of an artificially oligomeric state. First, a soluble CBD fused to the C-terminus of GusA (GusA-CBD) was obtained and characterized. Interestingly, the soluble GusA-CBD showed maximum activity at higher temperatures (65°C) and more acidic pH values (pH 6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099465/impact-of-a-multi-strategy-community-intervention-to-reduce-maternal-and-child-health-inequalities-in-india-a-qualitative-study-in-haryana
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Madhu Gupta, Hans Bosma, Federica Angeli, Manmeet Kaur, Venkatesan Chakrapani, Monica Rana, Onno C P van Schayck
A multi-strategy community intervention, known as National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), was implemented in India from 2005 to 2012. By improving the availability of and access to better-quality healthcare, the aim was to reduce maternal and child health (MCH) inequalities. This study was planned to explore the perceptions and beliefs of stakeholders about extent of implementation and effectiveness of NRHM's health sector plans in improving MCH status and reducing inequalities. A total of 33 in-depth interviews (n = 33) with program managers, community representatives, mothers and 8 focus group discussions (n = 42) with health service providers were conducted from September to December 2013, in Haryana, post NRHM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097867/selective-aza-diels-alder-and-domino-4-2-2-2-cycloaddition-reactions-of-arynes-with-n-sulfonyl-ketimines
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Indukuru Naga Chaithanya Kiran, Rekula Santhosh Reddy, Chandraiah Lagishetti, Huacheng Xu, Zhen Wang, Yun He
Transition-metal-free inverse electron-demand aza Diels-Alder and tandem [4+2]/[2+2] cycloaddition reaction of arynes and N-sulfonyl ketimines has been demonstrated. This novel, mild and efficient protocol allows rapid access to isothiazole dioxide fused dihydroquinoline or dihydrocyclobutaquinoline derivatives selectively by simply varying the equivalents of aryne precursors. The application of this method has been amply illustrated in the synthesis of 2,4-diarylquinolines.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097688/initialization-free-multilevel-states-driven-by-spin-orbit-torque-switching
#18
Kuo-Feng Huang, Ding-Shuo Wang, Ming-Han Tsai, Hsiu-Hau Lin, Chih-Huang Lai
By engineering multidomain formation in Co/Pt multilayers, it is demonstrate how multilevel storage can be achieved by spin-orbit torque switching. It is rather remarkable that, by modulating the writing pulse conditions, the final magnetization states can be controlled, independent of the initial configurations. The initialization-free multilevel memory advances the spin-orbit-torque magnetic random access memory to higher storage density for practical applications.
January 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096523/x-ray-imaging-of-spin-currents-and-magnetisation-dynamics-at-the-nanoscale
#19
Stefano Bonetti
Understanding how spins move in time and space is the aim of both fundamental and applied research in modern magnetism. Over the past three decades, research in this field has led to technological advances that have had a major impact on our society, while improving the understanding of the fundamentals of spin physics. However, important questions still remain unanswered, because it is experimentally challenging to directly observe spins and their motion with a combined high spatial and temporal resolution...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096087/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-genotyping-on-the-liquid-biopsy
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Davide Rossi, Fary Diop, Elisa Spaccarotella, Sara Monti, Manuela Zanni, Silvia Rasi, Clara Deambrogi, Valeria Spina, Alessio Bruscaggin, Chiara Favini, Roberto Serra, Antonio Ramponi, Renzo Boldorini, Robin Foa', Gianluca Gaidano
Accessible and real-time genotyping for diagnostic, prognostic or treatment purposes is increasingly impelling in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is shed into the blood by tumor cells undergoing apoptosis and can be used as source of tumor DNA for the identification of DLBCL mutations, clonal evolution, and genetic mechanisms of resistance. Here we aimed at tracking the basal DLBCL genetic profile and its modification upon treatment using plasma cfDNA. Ultra-deep targeted next generation sequencing of pre-treatment plasma cfDNA from DLBCL patients correctly discovered DLBCL-associated mutations that were represented in >20% of the alleles of the tumor biopsy with a >90% sensitivity and a ~100% specificity...
January 17, 2017: Blood
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