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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163508/interferon-%C3%AE-enhanced-cd100-plexin-b1-b2-interactions-promote-natural-killer-cell-functions-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Yu He, Yonghong Guo, Chao Fan, Yingfeng Lei, Yun Zhou, Mingjie Zhang, Chuantao Ye, Guangxi Ji, Li Ma, Jianqi Lian, Jonathan P Moorman, Zhi Q Yao, Jiuping Wang, Chunqiu Hao, Ying Zhang, Zhansheng Jia
Background: CD100, also known as Sema4D, is an immune semaphorin constitutively expressed on natural killer (NK) cells and T cells. As an immune activation molecule, CD100 has important immunoregulatory effects on NK functions by enhancing the interactions between NK cells and target cells. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects CD100 expression, and whether interferon-α treatment enhances NK killing activity to facilitate HCV clearance via CD100...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138302/disruption-of-the-opal-stop-codon-attenuates-chikungunya-virus-induced-arthritis-and-pathology
#2
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/29131699/genotype-specific-minimal-residual-disease-interpretation-improves-stratification-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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David O'Connor, Amir Enshaei, Jack Bartram, Jeremy Hancock, Christine J Harrison, Rachael Hough, Sujith Samarasinghe, Claire Schwab, Ajay Vora, Rachel Wade, John Moppett, Anthony V Moorman, Nick Goulden
Purpose Minimal residual disease (MRD) and genetic abnormalities are important risk factors for outcome in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Current risk algorithms dichotomize MRD data and do not assimilate genetics when assigning MRD risk, which reduces predictive accuracy. The aim of our study was to exploit the full power of MRD by examining it as a continuous variable and to integrate it with genetics. Patients and Methods We used a population-based cohort of 3,113 patients who were treated in UKALL2003, with a median follow-up of 7 years...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109288/an-rna-structure-mediated-posttranscriptional-model-of-human-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-expression
#4
Meredith Corley, Amanda Solem, Gabriela Phillips, Lela Lackey, Benjamin Ziehr, Heather A Vincent, Anthony M Mustoe, Silvia B V Ramos, Kevin M Weeks, Nathaniel J Moorman, Alain Laederach
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects over 65 million individuals worldwide, where α-1-antitrypsin deficiency is a major genetic cause of the disease. The α-1-antitrypsin gene, SERPINA1, expresses an exceptional number of mRNA isoforms generated entirely by alternative splicing in the 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR). Although all SERPINA1 mRNAs encode exactly the same protein, expression levels of the individual mRNAs vary substantially in different human tissues. We hypothesize that these transcripts behave unequally due to a posttranscriptional regulatory program governed by their distinct 5'-UTRs and that this regulation ultimately determines α-1-antitrypsin expression...
November 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063551/best-paper-selection
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Arnold CW, Wallace WD, Chen S, Oh A, Abtin F, Genshaft S, Binder S, Aberle D, Enzmann D. RadPath: A web-based system for integrating and correlating radiology and pathology findings during cancer diagnosis. Acad Radiol 2016 Jan;23(1):90-100 http://escholarship.org/uc/item/22x4021q Hravnak M, Chen L, Dubrawski A, Bose E, Clermont G, Pinsky MR. Real alerts and artifact classification in archived multi-signal vital sign monitoring data: implications for mining big data. J Clin Monit Comput 2016 Dec;30(6):875-88 https://link...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057887/antimicrobial-peptides-secreted-from-human-cryopreserved-viable-amniotic-membrane-contribute-to-its-antibacterial-activity
#6
Yong Mao, Tyler Hoffman, Anya Singh-Varma, Yi Duan-Arnold, Matthew Moorman, Alla Danilkovitch, Joachim Kohn
Chronic wounds remain a large problem in the field of medicine and are often associated with risk of infection and amputation. Recently, a commercially available human cryopreserved viable amniotic membrane (hCVAM) has been shown to effectively promote wound closure and reduce wound-related infections. A sprevious study indicates that hCVAM can inhibit the growth of bacteria associated with chronic wounds. In the present study, we investigated the mechanism of hCVAM antimicrobial activity. Our data demonstrate that antimicrobial activities against common pathogens in chronic wounds such as P...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051152/time-for-all-adults-to-catch-up-with-the-children
#7
Anthony V Moorman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028722/the-authors-reply
#8
Travis J Moss, Douglas E Lake, J Randall Moorman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974919/patient-preferences-regarding-surgical-interventions-for-knee-osteoarthritis
#9
Claude T Moorman, Tom Kirwan, Jennifer Share, Christopher Vannabouathong
Surgical interventions for knee osteoarthritis (OA) have markedly different procedure attributes and may have dramatic differences in patient desirability. A total of 323 patients with knee OA were included in a dual response, choice-based conjoint analysis to identify the relative preference of 9 different procedure attributes. A model was also developed to simulate how patients might respond if presented with the real-world knee OA procedures, based on conservative assumptions regarding their attributes. The "amount of cutting and removal of the existing bone" required for a procedure had the highest preference score, indicating that these patients considered it the most important attribute...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967880/nlrx1-promotes-immediate-irf1-directed-antiviral-responses-by-limiting-dsrna-activated-translational-inhibition-mediated-by-pkr
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Hui Feng, Erik M Lenarcic, Daisuke Yamane, Eliane Wauthier, Jinyao Mo, Haitao Guo, David R McGivern, Olga González-López, Ichiro Misumi, Lola M Reid, Jason K Whitmire, Jenny P-Y Ting, Joseph A Duncan, Nathaniel J Moorman, Stanley M Lemon
NLRX1 is unique among the nucleotide-binding-domain and leucine-rich-repeat (NLR) proteins in its mitochondrial localization and ability to negatively regulate antiviral innate immunity dependent on the adaptors MAVS and STING. However, some studies have suggested a positive regulatory role for NLRX1 in inducing antiviral responses. We found that NLRX1 exerted opposing regulatory effects on viral activation of the transcription factors IRF1 and IRF3, which might potentially explain such contradictory results...
December 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965221/a-point-system-to-forecast-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk-before-and-after-treatment-among-persons-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#11
MULTICENTER STUDY
Jian Xing, Philip R Spradling, Anne C Moorman, Scott D Holmberg, Eyasu H Teshale, Loralee B Rupp, Stuart C Gordon, Mei Lu, Joseph A Boscarino, Mark A Schmidt, Connie M Trinacty, Fujie Xu
BACKGROUND: Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may be difficult to determine in the clinical setting. AIM: Develop a scoring system to forecast HCC risk among patients with chronic hepatitis C. METHODS: Using data from the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study collected during 2005-2014, we derived HCC risk scores for males and females using an extended Cox model with aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) as a time-dependent variables and mean Kaplan-Meier survival functions from patient data at two study sites, and used data collected at two separate sites for external validation...
November 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962022/influence-of-the-social-network-on-married-and-unmarried-older-adults-mental-health
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Jeffrey E Stokes, Sara M Moorman
Purpose of the Study: In later life, adults' social networks grow smaller through a combination of intentional selection and involuntary loss. This study examined whether older adults who lack a high-quality marriage compensate for this using support from other ties. We analyzed how relationships with family and friends are associated with depressive symptoms across multiple marital statuses. Design and Methods: Data from 3,371 older adults who participated in the most recent wave of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and ordinary least squares (OLS) regression...
September 18, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949046/invertebrate-community-response-to-coarse-woody-debris-removal-for-bioenergy-production-from-intensively-managed-forests
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Steven M Grodsky, Christopher E Moorman, Sarah R Fritts, Joshua W Campbell, Clyde E Sorenson, Matthew A Bertone, Steven B Castleberry, T Bently Wigley
Increased market viability of harvest residues as forest bioenergy feedstock may escalate removal of coarse woody debris in managed forests. Meanwhile, many forest invertebrates use coarse woody debris for cover, food, and reproduction. Few studies have explicitly addressed effects of operational-scale woody biomass harvesting on invertebrates following clearcutting. Therefore, we measured invertebrate community response to large-scale harvest residue removal and micro-site manipulations of harvest residue availability in recently clearcut, intensively managed loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) forests in North Carolina (NC; n = 4) and Georgia (GA; n = 4), USA...
September 26, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935005/sequelae-of-occult-aggression-disqualifying-young-socially-housed-female-new-zealand-white-rabbits-oryctolagus-cuniculus-from-participation-in-dermal-toxicology-studies
#14
Jeffrey D Wyatt, Diane M Moorman-White, Donnalee Ventura, Brett W Schneider, Thomas W Bittner
International animal welfare organizations and federal, regional, and institutional oversight bodies encourage social housing of gregarious species, such as New Zealand white rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), to promote animal wellbeing in research, teaching, testing and farming settings. At our institution, 2 groups of female New Zealand white rabbits (approximate age, 11 wk; mean weight, 2.35 kg), compatibly paired at the vendor for 5 wk, were paired in caging or group-housed in a floor pen. The rabbits appeared compatible, demonstrating primarily affiliative behaviors throughout 6 wk of daily observations...
October 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906315/development-of-the-aim-to-decrease-anxiety-and-pain-treatment-adapt-for-pediatric-functional-abdominal-pain-disorders
#15
Natoshia Raishevich Cunningham, Sarah Nelson, Anjana Jagpal, Erin Moorman, Michael Farrell, Scott Pentiuk, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the Aim to Decrease Anxiety and Pain Treatment (ADAPT), a brief, on-line and in-person behavioral intervention targeting pain and anxiety in youth with functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPD). METHODS: Patients were recruited from several outpatient pediatric gastroenterology clinics. Nine participants (ages 9-13) completed the full protocol. Thematic analysis of detailed qualitative feedback was obtained via semi-structured patient and caregiver interviews after treatment was conducted...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879547/comparison-of-icd-9-codes-for-depression-and-alcohol-misuse-to-survey-instruments-suggests-these-codes-should-be-used-with-caution
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Joseph A Boscarino, Anne C Moorman, Loralee B Rupp, Yueren Zhou, Mei Lu, Eyasu H Teshale, Stuart C Gordon, Philip R Spradling, Mark A Schmidt, Connie Mah Trinacty, Yuna Zhong, Scott D Holmberg, Deborah Holtzman
BACKGROUND: Research suggests depression and alcohol misuse are highly prevalent among chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients, which is of clinical concern. AIMS: To compare ICD-9 codes for depression and alcohol misuse to validated survey instruments. METHODS: Among CHC patients, we assessed how well electronic ICD-9 codes for depression and alcohol misuse predicted these disorders using validated instruments. RESULTS: Of 4874 patients surveyed, 56% were male and 52% had a history of injection drug use...
October 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878012/synthetic-oligosaccharides-can-replace-animal-sourced-low-molecular-weight-heparins
#17
Yongmei Xu, Kasemsiri Chandarajoti, Xing Zhang, Vijayakanth Pagadala, Wenfang Dou, Debra Moorman Hoppensteadt, Erica M Sparkenbaugh, Brian Cooley, Sharon Daily, Nigel S Key, Diana Severynse-Stevens, Jawed Fareed, Robert J Linhardt, Rafal Pawlinski, Jian Liu
Low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is used clinically to treat clotting disorders. As an animal-sourced product, LMWH is a highly heterogeneous mixture, and its anticoagulant activity is not fully reversible by protamine. Furthermore, the reliability of the LMWH supply chain is a concern for regulatory agencies. We demonstrate the synthesis of heparin dodecasaccharides (12-mers) at the gram scale. In vitro experiments demonstrate that the anticoagulant activity of the 12-mers could be reversed using protamine...
September 6, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876676/factors-contributing-to-elective-theatre-cancellations-in-the-department-of-surgery-at-chbah
#18
M Mulira, M D Smith, J Moorman
BACKGROUND: Elective theatre cancellations is a common experience the world over that impacts on theatre efficiency with undesirable consequences on the health care system, the patients and their families. It increases costs of running theatres, is a financial burden and emotional strain on patients and their families. METHOD: A retrospective study where 300 cancellations in the Department of Surgery were randomly selected and analysed from the Morbidity and Mortality meetings held at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital from November 2015...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871344/tubal-ligation-and-ovarian-cancer-risk-in-african-american-women
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Chrissy McNamara, Sarah E Abbott, Elisa V Bandera, Bo Qin, Lauren C Peres, Fabian Camacho, Patricia G Moorman, Anthony J Alberg, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Joellen M Schildkraut, Paul Terry
PURPOSE: Tubal ligation has been associated with reduced risk of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) in studies of primarily white women, but less is known about the association in African American (AA) women. We sought to evaluate the associations among 597 invasive ovarian cancer cases and 742 controls of AA descent recruited from the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study, a population-based case-control study in 11 geographical areas in the US. METHODS: Multivariable logistic regression models were used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) adjusted for potentially confounding factors...
October 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854391/monitoring-tylosin-and-sulfamethazine-in-a-tile-drained-agricultural-watershed-using-polar-organic-chemical-integrative-sampler-pocis
#20
Maurice T Washington, Thomas B Moorman, Michelle L Soupir, Mack Shelley, Amy J Morrow
This study evaluated the influence of temporal variation on the occurrence, fate, and transport of tylosin (TYL) and sulfamethazine (SMZ); antibiotics commonly used in swine production. Atrazine (ATZ) was used as a reference analyte to indicate the agricultural origin of the antibiotics. We also assessed the impact of season and hydrology on antibiotic concentrations. A reconnaissance study of the South Fork watershed of the Iowa River (SFIR), was conducted from 2013 to 2015. Tile drain effluent and surface water were monitored using polar organic integrative sampler (POCIS) technology...
January 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
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