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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645923/the-connection-between-acute-otitis-media-and-the-acute-abdomen
#1
Imran Masood, Tami Hendriksz
A female aged 9 years with a recent episode of acute otitis media (AOM) presented to her primary care physician with complaints of severe abdominal pain with right lower quadrant rebound tenderness, suggestive of an acute surgical abdomen. Neurological examination was normal on presentation. She was transferred to the local children's hospital for workup of appendicitis, during which she began exhibiting ataxia and slurred speech. Further evaluation revealed mastoiditis, venous sinus thrombosis and subdural empyema...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637155/reliability-validity-and-norms-of-the-2-min-walk-test-in-children-with-and-without-neuromuscular-disorders-aged-6-12
#2
Tamis W Pin, H L Choi
PURPOSE: The 2-min walk test may be more appropriate functional exercise test for young children. This study aimed to examine the 2-min walk test's reliability; validity; and minimal clinically important difference; and to establish norms for children aged 6-12. METHODS: Sixty-one healthy children were recruited to examine the 2-min walk test's reliability. Forty-six children with neuromuscular disorders (63% cerebral palsy) were recruited to test the validity. The normative study involved 716 healthy children without neuromuscular disorders (male = 51%, female = 49%)...
March 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633420/pancreas-fat-and-beta-cell-mass-in-humans-with-and-without-diabetes-an-analysis-in-the-japanese-population
#3
Rie Murakami, Yoshifumi Saisho, Yuusuke Watanabe, Jun Inaishi, Tami Tsuchiya, Kinsei Kou, Seiji Sato, Minoru Kitago, Yuko Kitagawa, Taketo Yamada, Hiroshi Itoh
Context: The mechanisms by which beta cell mass is reduced in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remain unclear. It has been postulated that ectopic fat deposits in the pancreas induce beta cell apoptosis, leading to the development of diabetes. Objective: The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of intra-pancreatic fat on beta and alpha cell mass in humans with and without diabetes. Design, Subjects and Methods: Using our tissue database, pancreas sections of 72 Japanese non-diabetic (NDM) autopsy cases and 50 diabetic (DM) and 49 age- and BMI-matched NDM patients who underwent pancreatic surgery were analyzed...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632410/correlation-between-interleukin-6-and-thrombin-antithrombin-iii-complex-levels-in-retinal-diseases
#4
Rita Ehrlich, Alon Zahavi, Ruth Axer-Siegel, Ivan Budnik, Ayelet Dreznik, Mor Dahbash, Yael Nisgav, Elinor Megiddo, Gili Kenet, Dov Weinberger, Tami Livnat
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate and correlate the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT) in the vitreous of patients with different vitreoretinal pathologies. METHODS: Vitreous samples were collected from 78 patients scheduled for pars plana vitrectomy at a tertiary medical center. Patients were divided by the underlying vitreoretinal pathophysiology, as follows: macular hole (MH)/epiretinal membrane (ERM) (n = 26); rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) (n = 32); and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) (n = 20)...
June 20, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622360/the-seroprevalence-of-west-nile-virus-in-israel-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
#5
Ravit Bassal, Tamy Shohat, Zalman Kaufman, Batya Mannasse, Eilat Shinar, Doron Amichay, Mira Barak, Anat Ben-Dor, Adina Bar Haim, Daniel Cohen, Ella Mendelson, Yaniv Lustig
West Nile Virus (WNV) is endemic in Israel, affecting yearly 40-160 individuals. Israel is located on a central migratory path between Africa and Eurasia and most West Nile Fever (WNF) cases reported in recent years were among residents of the coastal plain. The aim of the study was to evaluate the seroprevalence of WNV among the Israeli population and to assess correlates for WNV infection. A cross-sectional nationwide serologic survey was conducted using 3,145 serum samples collected by the national Israeli serum bank during 2011-2014, representing all age and population groups in Israel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616656/accuracy-of-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-for-acute-kidney-injury-diagnosis-in-children-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
REVIEW
Luís Taddeo Filho, Antonio Jose Grande, Tamy Colonetti, Éverton Simon Possamai Della, Maria Inês da Rosa
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the accuracy of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) as a biomarker for acute kidney injury (AKI) in children. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed. The review protocol was registered at PROSPERO (CRD 42015024153). We conducted searches in the following databases: Medline (PubMed), LILACS (BVS), SCOPUS (Elsevier), Embase (OVID), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Biomed Central, and ISI Web of Science, from January 1990 to October 2016...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616441/is-firearm-threat-in-intimate-relationships-associated-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-among-women
#7
Tami P Sullivan, Nicole H Weiss
In the context of intimate partner violence (IPV), firearms may be used to threaten, coerce, and intimidate. Yet, what little research exists on firearms among IPV victims has focused almost exclusively on homicide or near homicide. Thus, the deleterious health consequences of firearms more broadly remain unknown. The goals of the current study were (1) to document the prevalence of firearm threat in a community sample of female IPV victims, and (2) to identify the extent to which threat with a firearm, independent of other forms of IPV, is related to women's posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity...
June 1, 2017: Violence and Gender
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614714/dectin-1-activation-exacerbates-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-in-the-absence-of-myd88
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Angela Castoldi, Vinicius Andrade-Oliveira, Cristhiane Favero Aguiar, Mariane Tami Amano, Jennifer Lee, Marcelli Terumi Miyagi, Marcela Teatin Latância, Tarcio Teodoro Braga, Marina Burgos da Silva, Aline Ignácio, Joanna Darck Carola Correia Lima, Flavio V Loures, José Antonio T Albuquerque, Marina Barguil Macêdo, Rafael Ribeiro Almeida, Jonas W Gaiarsa, Luis A Luévano-Martínez, Thiago Belchior, Meire Ioshie Hiyane, Gordon D Brown, Marcelo A Mori, Christian Hoffmann, Marília Seelaender, Willian T Festuccia, Pedro Manoel Moraes-Vieira, Niels Olsen Saraiva Câmara
The underlying mechanism by which MyD88 regulates the development of obesity, metainflammation, and insulin resistance (IR) remains unknown. Global deletion of MyD88 in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice resulted in increased weight gain, impaired glucose homeostasis, elevated Dectin-1 expression in adipose tissue (AT), and proinflammatory CD11c+ AT macrophages (ATMs). Dectin-1 KO mice were protected from diet-induced obesity (DIO) and IR and had reduced CD11c+ AT macrophages. Dectin-1 antagonist improved glucose homeostasis and decreased CD11c+ AT macrophages in chow- and HFD-fed MyD88 KO mice...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606379/launchpad-for-onboarding-new-faculty-into-academic-life
#9
Toshimasa Clark, Janet Corral, Eric Nyberg, Tami Bang, Premal Trivedi, Peter Sachs, Tatum Mcarthur, Jonathan Flug, Carol Rumack
We developed a faculty professional development seminar series in order to facilitate the integration of our numerous new faculty into academics. The changing nature of the healthcare system, increasing clinical and administrative responsibility, and lack of access to senior mentors can hinder junior faculty productivity and possibly increase attrition. Given that no ready-made resources existed to address these issues we established a Professional Development Committee, developed a curriculum that covers relevant topics including promotion, mentorship, conflict management and feedback, and effective presentation of scientific data, and instituted changes iteratively based upon feedback...
April 27, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601664/effects-of-humic-acids-from-landfill-leachate-on-plants-an-integrated-approach-using-chemical-biochemical-and-cytogenetic-analysis
#10
Mariana Morozesk, Marina Marques Bonomo, Iara da Costa Souza, Lívia Dorsch Rocha, Ian Drumond Duarte, Ian Oliveira Martins, Leonardo Barros Dobbss, Maria Tereza Weitzel Dias Carneiro, Marisa Narciso Fernandes, Silvia Tamie Matsumoto
Biological process treatment of landfill leachate produces a significant amount of sludge, characterized by high levels of organic matter from which humic acids are known to activate several enzymes of energy metabolism, stimulating plant growth. This study aimed to characterize humic acids extracted from landfill sludge and assess the effects on plants exposed to different concentrations (0.5, 1, 2 and 4 mM C L(-1)) by chemical and biological analysis, to elucidate the influence of such organic material and minimize potential risks of using sludge in natura...
June 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600594/-minimally-invasive-approaches-for-transanal-surgery
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REVIEW
W Kneist
Since the introduction of transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) in the 1980 s, the minimally invasive transanal approach has been a treatment option for selected patients with colorectal diseases. Recently, transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) was introduced as an alternative technique. TAMIS is a hybrid between TEM and single-port laparoscopy and was followed by introduction of transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME). Although the TaTME experience remains preliminary, it appears to be an attractive minimally invasive procedure for carefully selected patients with resectable rectal cancer...
June 9, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598419/genome-wide-approach-identifies-a-novel-gene-maternal-pre-pregnancy-bmi-interaction-on-preterm-birth
#12
Xiumei Hong, Ke Hao, Hongkai Ji, Shouneng Peng, Ben Sherwood, Antonio Di Narzo, Hui-Ju Tsai, Xin Liu, Irina Burd, Guoying Wang, Yuelong Ji, Deanna Caruso, Guangyun Mao, Tami R Bartell, Zhongyang Zhang, Colleen Pearson, Linda Heffner, Sandra Cerda, Terri H Beaty, M Daniele Fallin, Aviva Lee-Parritz, Barry Zuckerman, Daniel E Weeks, Xiaobin Wang
Preterm birth (PTB) contributes significantly to infant mortality and morbidity with lifelong impact. Few robust genetic factors of PTB have been identified. Such 'missing heritability' may be partly due to gene × environment interactions (G × E), which is largely unexplored. Here we conduct genome-wide G × E analyses of PTB in 1,733 African-American women (698 mothers of PTB; 1,035 of term birth) from the Boston Birth Cohort. We show that maternal COL24A1 variants have a significant genome-wide interaction with maternal pre-pregnancy overweight/obesity on PTB risk, with rs11161721 (PG × E=1...
June 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598227/integration-of-a-palliative-care-intervention-into-community-practice-for-lung-cancer-a-study-protocol-and-lessons-learned-with-implementation
#13
Huong Q Nguyen, Thomas Cuyegkeng, Tieu O Phung, Karisa Jahn, Tami Borneman, Mayra Macias, Nora Ruel, Betty Ferrell
BACKGROUND: A notable gap in the evidence base for outpatient palliative care (PC) for cancer is that most trials were conducted in specialized oncology or academic centers with limited translation and further evaluation in "real-world" settings. Health systems are desperate for guidance regarding the most effective and sustainable PC service models. OBJECTIVE: Describe the study protocol to evaluate the dissemination of a previously tested nurse-led PC intervention (PCI) for patients with lung cancer and their family caregiver in community-based settings, lessons learned in adapting and implementing the PCI, and implications for future dissemination-translational efforts Design: Two-group, prospective sequential, quasi-experimental design with Phase 1 (Usual care) followed by Phase 2 (Intervention) setting/subjects...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594020/aerosol-assisted-chemical-vapor-deposition-of-ws2-from-the-single-source-precursor-ws-s2-s2cnet2-2
#14
Nathaniel E Richey, Chandler Haines, Jessica L Tami, Lisa McElwee-White
WS(S2)(S2CNEt2)2 has been successfully employed in the aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition of WS2 at temperatures above 350 °C. This precursor was found to decompose primarily through the loss of H2S, CS2, and SCNEt. The WS2 deposits were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The deposits exhibited plate-like structures growing vertically from the substrate.
June 8, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580560/-a-symbol-of-connectedness-between-the-self-and-the-tribal-home-betel-quid-in-the-lives-of-indigenous-taiwanese
#15
Wei-Fen Ma, Chia-Ing Li, Ellen R Gritz, Irene Tamí-Maury, Cho Lam, Cheng-Chieh Lin
BACKGROUND: Betel quid chewing plays a significant role in the development of oral cancer, yet the high prevalence of betel quid use remains a serious health problem in Taiwan, especially among indigenous Taiwanese. PURPOSE: The present study aimed to understand the reasons behind betel-quid chewing among indigenous Taiwanese people by examining the larger context of their culture and traditions. METHODS: This descriptive, qualitative study recruited ten regular betel quid indigenous chewers using purposive and snowball sampling...
June 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578925/identification-of-candida-species-in-vaginal-flora-using-conventional-and-molecular-methods
#16
F Ameen, M Moslem, M Al Tami, H Al-Ajlan, N Al-Qahtani
Vaginal swab samples were collected both from women with signs of acute vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC; n=270) and from healthy controls (n=100). The microscopic examination revealed a significant difference in the proportion of positive cultures of Candida between the VVC (33%) and control (21%) groups. To determine the frequency of different species, positive cultures were analyzed using the germ tube test, CHROMagar medium, API 20 AUX System and DNA analysis. CHROMagar and API 20 AUX System tests identified 67% of samples as C...
June 1, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577686/atrial-fibrillation-incrementally-increases-dementia-risk-across-all-chads2-and-cha2ds2vasc-strata-in-patients-receiving-long-term-warfarin
#17
Kevin G Graves, Heidi T May, Victoria Jacobs, Tami L Bair, Scott M Stevens, Scott C Woller, Brian G Crandall, Michael J Cutler, John D Day, Charles Mallender, Jeffrey S Osborn, J Peter Weiss, T Jared Bunch
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at higher risk for developing dementia. Warfarin is a common therapy for the prevention of thromboembolism in AF, valve replacement, and thrombosis patients. The extent to which AF itself increases dementia risk remains unknown. METHODS: A total 6030 patients with no history of dementia and chronically anticoagulated with warfarin were studied. Warfarin management was provided through a Clinical Pharmacy Anticoagulation Service...
June 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575298/chemo-enzymatic-synthesis-of-lipid-linked-glcnac2man5-oligosaccharides-using-recombinant-alg1-alg2-and-alg11-proteins
#18
Ana S Ramírez, Jérémy Boilevin, Chia-Wei Lin, Bee Ha Gan, Daniel Janser, Markus Aebi, Tamis Darbre, Jean-Louis Reymond, Kaspar P Locher
The biosynthesis of eukaryotic lipid-linked oligosaccharides (LLOs) that act as donor substrates in eukaryotic protein N-glycosylation starts on the cytoplasmic side of the endoplasmic reticulum and includes the sequential addition of five mannose units to dolichol-pyrophosphate-GlcNAc2. These reactions are catalyzed by the Alg1, Alg2 and Alg11 gene products and yield Dol-PP-GlcNAc2Man5, an LLO intermediate that is subsequently flipped to the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum. While the purification of active Alg1 has previously been described, Alg11 and Alg2 have been mostly studied in vivo...
June 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554488/corrigendum-to-runoff-of-genotoxic-compounds-in-river-basin-sediment-under-the-influence-of-contaminated-soils-ecotoxicol-environ-saf-75-2012-63-72
#19
Thatiana Cappi da Costa, Kelly Cristina Tagliari de Brito, Jocelita Aparecida Vaz Rocha, Karen Alam Leal, Maria Lucia Kolowski Rodrigues, Jean Paolo Gomes Minella, Silvia Tamie Matsumoto, Vera Maria Ferrão Vargas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549975/knockdown-of-epigenetic-transcriptional-co-regulator-brd2a-disrupts-apoptosis-and-proper-formation-of-hindbrain-and-midbrain-hindbrain-boundary-mhb-region-in-zebrafish
#20
Tami Murphy, Heather Melville, Eliza Fradkin, Giana Bistany, Gregory Branigan, Kelly Olsen, Catharine R Comstock, Hayley Hanby, Ellie Garbade, Angela J DiBenedetto
Brd2 is a member of the bromodomain-extraterminal domain (BET) family of proteins and functions as an acetyl-histone-directed transcriptional co-regulator and recruitment scaffold in chromatin modification complexes affecting signal-dependent transcription. While Brd2 acts as a protooncogene in mammalian blood, developmental studies link it to regulation of neuronal apoptosis and epilepsy, and complete knockout of the gene is invariably embryonic lethal. In Drosophila, the Brd2 homolog acts as a maternal effect factor necessary for segment formation and identity and proper expression of homeotic loci, including Ultrabithorax and engrailed...
May 23, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
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