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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944752/a-randomised-controlled-study-of-the-effectiveness-of-breathing-retraining-exercises-taught-by-a-physiotherapist-either-by-instructional-dvd-or-in-face-to-face-sessions-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-adults
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Mike Thomas, Anne Bruton, Paul Little, Stephen Holgate, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, Steve George, James Raftery, Jennifer Versnel, David Price, Ian Pavord, Ratko Djukanovic, Michael Moore, Sarah Kirby, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, Emily Arden-Close, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Mark Stafford-Watson, Elizabeth Dixon, Lynda Taylor
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used. OBJECTIVES: To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL and other asthma-related outcomes; to perform a health economic assessment of both interventions; and to perform a process evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944552/an-av-rgd-integrin-inhibitor-toolbox-drug-discovery-insight-challenges-and-opportunities
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Richard Hatley, Simon Macdonald, Robert Slack, Joelle Le, Steve Ludbrook, Pauline Lukey
There is a requirement for efficacious and safe medicines to treat diseases with high unmet need. The resurgence in av RGD integrin inhibitor drug discovery is poised to contribute to this requirement. However, drug discovery in the av integrin space is notoriously difficult due to the receptors being structurally very similar as well as the polar zwitterionic nature of the pharmacophore. This review aims to guide drug discovery research in this field through an av inhibitor toolbox, consisting of small molecules and antibodies...
September 25, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942435/re-examining-the-arterial-cord-blood-gas-ph-screening-criteria-in-neonatal-encephalopathy
#3
Zachary Andrew Vesoulis, Steve M Liao, Rakesh Rao, Shamik B Trivedi, Alison G Cahill, Amit M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: Screening criteria for neonatal encephalopathy remain a complex combination of subjective and objective criteria. We examine the utility of universal cord blood gas testing and mandatory encephalopathy evaluation for infants with pH ≤7.10 on umbilical cord arterial blood gas (cABG) as a single screening measure for timely identification of moderate/severe encephalopathy. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: Infants born at a single centre between 2008 and 2015, who were ≥36 weeks, had no congenital anomalies and had a cABG pH ≤7...
September 23, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941021/immobilization-of-vitronectin-binding-heparan-sulfates-onto-surfaces-to-support-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Lynn Yap, Sadasivam Murali, Gajadhar Bhakta, Drew M Titmarsh, Allen Kuan-Liang Chen, Lyn Chiin Sim, Muriel Bardor, Yu Ming Lim, James C H Goh, Steve K W Oh, Andre B H Choo, Andre J van Wijnen, David E Robinson, Jason D Whittle, William R Birch, Robert D Short, Victor Nurcombe, Simon M Cool
Functionalizing medical devices with polypeptides to enhance their performance has become important for improved clinical success. The extracellular matrix (ECM) adhesion protein vitronectin (VN) is an effective coating, although the chemistry used to attach VN often reduces its bioactivity. In vivo, VN binds the ECM in a sequence-dependent manner with heparan sulfate (HS) glycosaminoglycans. We reasoned therefore that sequence-based affinity chromatography could be used to isolate a VN-binding HS fraction (HS9) for use as a coating material to capture VN onto implant surfaces...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940741/hypermetabolism-appears-to-be-an-adverse-prognostic-biomarker-in-als-a-potential-for-therapeutic-intervention
#5
Steve Vucic
Hypermetabolism has been identified as a potential pathophysiological process in approximately 50-60% of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and is characterised by an increase in the resting energy expenditure (REE), a measure of total daily energy expenditure [1, 2]. The finding of hypermetabolism in ALS is unexpected given that ALS patients exhibit lower weight and free fat mass (FFM), both of which would lead to hyopmetabolism [3]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938214/dermal-transfer-and-environmental-release-of-ceo2-nanoparticles-used-as-uv-inhibitors-on-outdoor-surfaces-implications-for-human-and-environmental-health
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Justin G Clar, William E Platten, Eric J Baumann, Andrew Remsen, Steve M Harmon, Christina L Bennett-Stamper, Treye A Thomas, Todd P Luxton
A major area of growth for "nano-enabled" consumer products have been surface coatings, including paints stains and sealants. Ceria (CeO2) nanoparticles (NPs) are of interest as they have been used as additives in these these products to increase UV resistance. Currently, there is a lack of detailed information on the potential release, and speciation (i.e., ion vs. particle) of CeO2 NPs used in consumer-available surface coatings during intended use scenarios. In this study, both Micronized-Copper Azole pressure-treated lumber (MCA), and a commercially available composite decking were coated with CeO2 NPs dispersed in Milli-Q water or wood stain...
September 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937887/characteristics-and-associated-comorbidities-of-pediatric-dental-patients-treated-under-general-anesthesia
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Alexandra Delfiner, Aaron Myers, Christie Lumsden, Steve Chussid, Richard Yoon
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics and identify common comorbidities of children receiving dental treatment under general anesthesia at Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. STUDY DESIGN: Electronic medical records of all children that received dental treatment under general anesthesia through the Division of Pediatric Dentistry from 2012-2014 were reviewed. Data describing patient characteristics (age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance carrier, and American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system), medical history, and justification for treatment were collected...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937498/constrictive-calcific-pericarditis-in-a-scleroderma-patient
#8
Queen Okereke, Steve Sutcliffe, Josh Hanson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937476/constrictive-calcific-pericarditis-in-a-scleroderma-patient
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Queen Okereke, Steve Sutcliffe, Josh Hanson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936808/impact-of-tocilizumab-monotherapy-on-clinical-and-patient-reported-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Leslie R Harrold, Ani John, George W Reed, Tmirah Haselkorn, Chitra Karki, YouFu Li, Jennie Best, Steve Zlotnick, Joel M Kremer, Jeffrey D Greenberg
INTRODUCTION: Tocilizumab (TCZ) monotherapy has been proven as an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical trials. However, there are limited data available regarding the effectiveness of TCZ monotherapy in real-world clinical settings in the United States. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of TCZ monotherapy on disease activity and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in a US-based observational cohort of patients with RA seen in routine clinical practice...
September 21, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935795/sociotechnical-transitions-for-deep-decarbonization
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Frank W Geels, Benjamin K Sovacool, Tim Schwanen, Steve Sorrell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934400/genomic-characterisation-of-environmental-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-dental-unit-waterlines-revealed-the-insertion-sequence-ispa11-as-a-chaotropic-element
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Antony T Vincent, Luca Freschi, Julie Jeukens, Irena Kukavica-Ibrulj, Jean-Guillaume Emond-Rheault, Annie Leduc, Brian Boyle, Fabrice Jean-Pierre, Marie-Christine Groleau, Eric Déziel, Jean Barbeau, Steve J Charette, Roger C Levesque
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is well known to have a remarkable adaptive capacity allowing it to colonise many environments. A recent study on environmental isolates from dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) hinted at a genetic clustering into two groups. Isolates from one of these groups, named cluster III, were shown to have unusual phenotypes for environmental isolates, such as an increased biofilm production. To have a better ecological view, more specifically on isolates from cluster III, the complete genomes of 39 isolates including 16 from DUWLs were sequenced...
September 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934341/correction-land-cover-more-than-monthly-fire-weather-drives-fire-size-distribution-in-southern-qu%C3%A3-bec-forests-implications-for-fire-risk-management
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Jean Marchal, Steve G Cumming, Eliot J B McIntire
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179294.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933562/protective-approaches-and-mechanisms-of-microencapsulation-to-the-survival-of-probiotic-bacteria-during-processing-storage-and-gastrointestinal-digestion-a-review
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Huan Liu, Steve W Cui, Maoshen Chen, Yue Li, Rong Liang, Feifei Xu, Fang Zhong
In recent years, there is a rising interest in the number of food products containing probiotic bacteria with favorable health benefit effects. However, the viability of probiotic bacteria is always questionable when they exposure to the harsh environment during processing, storage and gastrointestinal digestion. To overcome these problems, microencapsulation of cells is currently receiving considerable attention and has obtained valuable effects. According to the drying temperature, the commonly used technologies can be divided into two patterns: high temperature drying (spray drying, fluid bed drying) and low temperature drying (ultrasonic vacuum spray drying, spray chilling, electrospinning, supercritical technique, freeze drying, extrusion, emulsion, enzyme gelation and impinging aerosol technique)...
September 21, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933265/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-multiple-sclerosis-biology-biochemistry-epidemiology-and-potential-roles-in-treatment
#15
Steve Simpson, Ingrid van der Mei, Bruce Taylor
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, demyelinating condition of the central nervous system, manifesting in loss or alterations in function of sensory, motor and cognitive function. Of the various environmental and behavioural risk factors identified as playing a role in MS onset and progression, perhaps none has been as consistent as vitamin D. OBJECTIVE: In this review, we will endeavour to present a general background on the role of vitamin D in human health and particularly in MS, as well as the substantial epidemiological evidence in support of vitamin D's role in MS...
September 21, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933237/cross-validation-and-development-of-empirically-derived-adhd-assessment-strategies-insights-from-the-national-longitudinal-study-of-adolescent-health-add-health
#16
Shirag K Shemmassian, Steve S Lee
OBJECTIVE: There is replicated evidence that individual ADHD symptoms differentially predict ADHD diagnostic status, and that non- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-based symptom algorithms are superior to DSM criteria for ruling in or ruling out ADHD. However, these findings have been limited to case-control samples, despite the need to replicate them in independent and more representative samples and to increase their generalizability. METHOD: We analyzed the base rates and psychometric properties of ADHD symptoms in the population-based National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health; http://www...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931762/emerging-therapies-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-translating-biology-into-the-clinic
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REVIEW
Simon Kavanagh, Tracy Murphy, Arjun Law, Dana Yehudai, Jenny M Ho, Steve Chan, Aaron D Schimmer
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive hematological malignancy with a poor outcome; overall survival is approximately 35% at two years and some subgroups have a less than 5% two-year survival. Recently, significant improvements have been made in our understanding of AML biology and genetics. These fundamental discoveries are now being translated into new therapies for this disease. This review will discuss recent advances in AML biology and the emerging treatments that are arising from biological studies...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931377/the-rehabilitation-enhancing-aging-through-connected-health-reach-study-study-protocol-for-a-quasi-experimental-clinical-trial
#18
Meng Ni, Lorna G Brown, Danielle Lawler, Terry D Ellis, Tamara Deangelis, Nancy K Latham, Jennifer Perloff, Steve J Atlas, Sanja Percac-Lima, Jonathan F Bean
BACKGROUND: Mobility limitations among older adults increase the risk for disability and healthcare utilization. Rehabilitative care is identified as the most efficacious treatment for maintaining physical function. However, there is insufficient evidence identifying a healthcare model that targets prevention of mobility decline among older adults. The objective of this study is to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of a physical therapy program, augmented with mobile tele-health technology, on mobility function and healthcare utilization among older adults...
September 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931222/the-role-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-associated-vasculopathy-in-the-etiology-of-stroke
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Laura A Benjamin, Theresa J Allain, Henry Mzinganjira, Myles D Connor, Colin Smith, Sebastian Lucas, Elizabeth Joekes, Sam Kampondeni, Karen Chetcuti, Ian Turnbull, Mark Hopkins, Steve Kamiza, Elizabeth L Corbett, Robert S Heyderman, Tom Solomon
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a recognized risk factor for stroke among young populations, but the exact mechanisms are poorly understood. We studied the clinical, radiologic, and histologic features of HIV-related ischemic stroke to gain insight into the disease mechanisms. Methods: We conducted a prospective, in-depth analysis of adult ischemic stroke patients presenting to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, in 2011...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930778/radioprotection-with-amifostine-enhances-bone-strength-and-regeneration-and-bony-union-in-a-rat-model-of-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis
#20
Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Alexis Donneys, Sagar S Deshpande, Deniz Sarhaddi, Noah S Nelson, Laura A Monson, Sara E Dahle, Steve A Goldstein, Steven R Buchman
BACKGROUND: Using distraction osteogenesis (DO) to regenerate robust endogenous bone could greatly enhance postoncologic reconstruction of head and neck cancer. However, radiation (XRT) corrosive effects still preclude DO's immense potential. We posit that adjunctive pretreatment with the radioprotectant amifostine (AMF) can optimize wound healing and allow for successful DO with quantifiable enhancements in bony union and strength despite previous surgical bed irradiation. METHODS: Two groups of murine left hemimandibles were exposed to a human equivalent radiation dosage fractionated over 5 daily doses of 7 Gy...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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