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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647097/type-a-dissections-in-patients-with-marfan-syndrome-when-less-is-not-more
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EDITORIAL
Jennifer J Chung, Jonathan Gordon, Pavan Atluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646693/antibacterial-effect-of-genetically-engineered-bacteriophage-%C3%AF-ef11-%C3%AF-fl1c-%C3%AE-36-p-nisa-on-dentin-infected-with-antibiotic-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis
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Justine Monnerat Tinoco, Nadia Liss, Hongming Zhang, Roni Nissan, Wanda Gordon, Eduardo Tinoco, Luciana Sassone, Roy Stevens
OBJECTIVE: Enterococcus faecalis is a gram-positive facultative anaerobic bacterium, which is present in 30-89% of teeth with postendodontic treatment failures. E. faecalis is capable of penetrating dentinal tubules and surviving as a monoculture after conventional endodontic therapy, indicating that it is resistant to commonly used endodontic disinfection protocols. Different E. faecalis strains have shown resistance to several antibiotics, and have been associated with both dental pathology and systemic infections...
June 12, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646326/transposable-elements-mediate-adaptive-debilitation-of-flagella-in-experimental-escherichia-coli-populations
#3
Gordon R Plague, Krystal S Boodram, Kevin M Dougherty, Sandar Bregg, Daniel P Gilbert, Hira Bakshi, Daniel Costa
Although insertion sequence (IS) elements are generally considered genomic parasites, they can mediate adaptive genetic changes in bacterial genomes. We discovered that among 12 laboratory-evolved Escherichia coli populations, three had experienced at least six different IS1-mediated deletions of flagellar genes. These deletions all involved the master flagellar regulator flhDC, and as such completely incapacitate motility. Two lines of evidence strongly suggest that these deletions were adaptive in our evolution experiment: (1) parallel evolution in three independent populations is highly unlikely just by chance, and (2) one of these deletion mutations swept to fixation within ~1000 generations, which is over two million times faster than expected if this deletion was instead selectively neutral and thus evolving by genetic drift...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Molecular Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646073/gordon-waddell
#4
Anne Gulland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645855/training-surgical-residents-with-a-haptic-robotic-central-venous-catheterization-simulator
#5
David F Pepley, Adam B Gordon, Mary A Yovanoff, Katelin A Mirkin, Scarlett R Miller, David C Han, Jason Z Moore
OJECTIVE: Ultrasound guided central venous catheterization (CVC) is a common surgical procedure with complication rates ranging from 5 to 21 percent. Training is typically performed using manikins that do not simulate anatomical variations such as obesity and abnormal vessel positioning. The goal of this study was to develop and validate the effectiveness of a new virtual reality and force haptic based simulation platform for CVC of the right internal jugular vein. DESIGN: A CVC simulation platform was developed using a haptic robotic arm, 3D position tracker, and computer visualization...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645292/implementation-of-tobacco-cessation-brief-intervention-in-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-practice-qualitative-evaluation
#6
Emery R Eaves, Amy Howerter, Mark Nichter, Lysbeth Floden, Judith S Gordon, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Myra L Muramoto
BACKGROUND: This article presents findings from qualitative interviews conducted as part of a research study that trained Acupuncture, Massage, and Chiropractic practitioners' in Arizona, US, to implement evidence-based tobacco cessation brief interventions (BI) in their routine practice. The qualitative phase of the overall study aimed to assess: the impact of tailored training in evidence-based tobacco cessation BI on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners' knowledge and willingness to implement BIs in their routine practice; and their patients' responses to cessation intervention in CAM context...
June 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644925/does-low-body-mass-index-predict-the-hospital-mortality-of-adult-western-or-asian-patients
#7
Charlene Compher, Takashi Higashiguchi, Jianchun Yu, Gordon L Jensen
BACKGROUND: Some strategies for screening and assessment of malnutrition include a low but variable body mass index (BMI) cutoff, while others do not. The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate published data for Western and Asian hospital samples to determine how the prevalence of low BMI is associated with increased hospital mortality. METHOD: A PubMed search of the past 10 years (2006-2016) was conducted with the terms "BMI," "malnutrition," "adult," "outcome," and "hospital" or "ICU" for articles published in English...
June 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642473/predicting-effects-on-oxaliplatin-clearance-in-vitro-kinetic-and-clinical-studies-of-calcium-and-magnesium-mediated-oxaliplatin-degradation
#8
Catherine H Han, Prashannata Khwaounjoo, Andrew G Hill, Gordon M Miskelly, Mark J McKeage
This study evaluated the impact of calcium and magnesium on the in vitro degradation and in vivo clearance of oxaliplatin. Intact oxaliplatin and Pt(DACH)Cl2 were measured in incubation solutions by HPLC-UV. A clinical study determined changes in plasma concentrations of calcium and magnesium in cancer patients and their impact on oxaliplatin clearance. Kinetic analyses modelled oxaliplatin degradation reactions in vitro and contributions to oxaliplatin clearance in vivo. Calcium and magnesium accelerated oxaliplatin degradation to Pt(DACH)Cl2 in chloride-containing solutions in vitro...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642222/risk-factors-for-head-injury-events-in-professional-rugby-union-a-video-analysis-of-464-head-injury-events-to-inform-proposed-injury-prevention-strategies
#9
Ross Tucker, Martin Raftery, Simon Kemp, James Brown, Gordon Fuller, Ben Hester, Matthew Cross, Ken Quarrie
OBJECTIVES: The tackle is responsible for the majority of head injuries during rugby union. In order to address head injury risk, risk factors during the tackle must first be identified. This study analysed tackle characteristics in the professional game in order to inform potential interventions. METHODS: 464 tackles resulting in a head injury assessment (HIA) were analysed in detail, with tackle type, direction, speed, acceleration, nature of head contact and player body position the characteristics of interest...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641798/hiv-1-associated-atherosclerosis-unraveling-the-missing-link
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REVIEW
Alison Kearns, Jennifer Gordon, Tricia H Burdo, Xuebin Qin
Cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis and atherosclerosis-associated complications, is an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients in the post-antiretroviral therapy era. HIV alone accelerates atherosclerosis. Antiretroviral therapy; HIV-associated comorbidities, such as dyslipidemia, drug abuse, and opportunistic infections; and lifestyle are risk factors for HIV-associated atherosclerosis. However, our current understanding of HIV-associated atherogenesis is very limited and has largely been obtained from clinical observation...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641718/alterations-in-lipid-profile-zinc-and-copper-levels-and-superoxide-dismutase-activities-in-normal-pregnancy-and-preeclampsia
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Pardis Keshavarz, B Fatemeh Nobakht M Gh, Seyed Reza Mirhafez, Mohsen Nematy, Mohsen Azimi-Nezhad, Sedigheh Ayati Afin, Habibollah Esmaily, Leila Pourali, Atieh Mehdizadeh Hakak, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Masoumeh Mirteimouri, Nayereh Ghomian, Gordon A Ferns
BACKGROUND: Increased oxidative stress (OS) and lipid peroxidation may be involved in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE). We conducted a case-control study to evaluate the levels of plasma lipids and trace elements as well as activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in PE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study consisted of 100 patients who had been diagnosed with PE and 100 normotensive pregnant women who underwent medical checkups that served as the control group. Lipid profile, zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) levels and SOD activities were measured in the plasma of all subjects...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641431/second-order-m%C3%A3-ller-plesset-and-coupled-cluster-singles-and-doubles-methods-with-complex-basis-functions-for-resonances-in-electron-molecule-scattering
#12
Alec F White, Evgeny Epifanovsky, C William McCurdy, Martin Head-Gordon
The method of complex basis functions is applied to molecular resonances at correlated levels of theory. Møller-Plesset perturbation theory at second order and equation-of-motion electron attachment coupled-cluster singles and doubles (EOM-EA-CCSD) methods based on a non-Hermitian self-consistent-field reference are used to compute accurate Siegert energies for shape resonances in small molecules including N2(-), CO(-), CO2(-), and CH2O(-). Analytic continuation of complex
June 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641421/effective-empirical-corrections-for-basis-set-superposition-error-in-the-def2-svpd-basis-gcp-and-dft-c
#13
Jonathon Witte, Jeffrey B Neaton, Martin Head-Gordon
With the aim of mitigating the basis set error in density functional theory (DFT) calculations employing local basis sets, we herein develop two empirical corrections for basis set superposition error (BSSE) in the def2-SVPD basis, a basis which-when stripped of BSSE-is capable of providing near-complete-basis DFT results for non-covalent interactions. Specifically, we adapt the existing pairwise geometrical counterpoise (gCP) approach to the def2-SVPD basis, and we develop a beyond-pairwise approach, DFT-C, which we parameterize across a small set of intermolecular interactions...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641392/alcohol-is-not-protective-against-mortality-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Jennifer S Albrecht, Majid Afshar, Deborah M Stein, Gordon S Smith
Alcohol exposure results in reduced mortality following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in animal models, yet clinical studies reported conflicting results and clinical trials based on proposed mechanisms have been disappointing. Methodological issues common to many of the clinical studies may have contributed to spurious results. Our objective was to evaluate the association between blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and in-hospital mortality following TBI, overcoming methodological problems of prior studies. We conducted a retrospective cohort study on individuals treated for isolated TBI at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center between 1997-2012 (n = 1,084)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640782/perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-a-review
#15
Ronald J Gordon, Frederick W Lombard
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem in the perioperative period, increasing patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It is also considered the most preventable of the major postoperative complications. Despite widespread adoption of prophylaxis guidelines, it appears that morbidity from the disease has not substantially changed within the past 2 decades. It is becoming clear that current prophylaxis efforts are not sufficient. Using more potent anticoagulants may decrease the incidence of VTE, but increase the risk for bleeding and infection...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640512/a-major-responder-to-ipilimumab-and-nivolumab-in-metastatic-uveal-melanoma-with-concomitant-autoimmunity
#16
Pui Ying Chan, Peter Hall, Gordon Hay, Victoria M L Cohen, Peter W Szlosarek
The use of immune checkpoint inhibition has led to major improvements in outcome for patients with metastatic cutaneous melanoma. The combination of ipilimumab and nivolumab has demonstrated greater activity over single agent immunotherapy in phase III trials. Clinical trials of combination CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibition are underway in uveal melanoma, for which there are currently no data. Here, we present the case of a 74-year-old male patient with metastatic uveal melanoma, who was treated with a combination of ipilimumab and nivolumab...
June 22, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640291/a-ferrocene-based-switchable-molecular-folding-ruler
#17
Synøve Ø Scottwell, Jonathan E Barnsley, C John McAdam, Keith C Gordon, James D Crowley
A 2,2'-bipyridine-appended bis(ferrocene) three tiered molecular folding ruler, can be switched from a folded conformation to an extended conformation by the addition of [Cu(CH3CN)4](PF6) and 6,6'-dimesityl-2,2'-bipyridine. This extension and contraction process could be triggered either chemically or electrochemically and was reversible.
June 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639415/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-for-diabetic-macular-oedema-a-network-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Gianni Virgili, Mariacristina Parravano, Jennifer R Evans, Iris Gordon, Ersilia Lucenteforte
BACKGROUND: Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is a common complication of diabetic retinopathy. Antiangiogenic therapy with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) modalities can reduce oedema and thereby improve vision and prevent further visual loss. These drugs have replaced laser photocoagulation as the standard of care for people with DMO. OBJECTIVES: The 2014 update of this review found high-quality evidence of benefit with antiangiogenic therapy with anti-VEGF modalities, compared to laser photocoagulation, for the treatment of DMO...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637601/clinical-assessment-of-subacromial-shoulder-impingement-which-factors-differ-from-the-asymptomatic-population
#19
Helen Land, Susan Gordon, Kerrianne Watt
BACKGROUND: To date, the significance of factors purported to be associated with subacromial shoulder impingement (SSI) and what differences, if any, are present in those with SSI compared to a matched asymptomatic population has not been identified. Gaining information about differences between people with SSI and asymptomatic people may direct clinicians towards treatments that impact upon these differences. OBJECTIVE: Compare the assessment findings of factors suggested to be associated with SSI; passive posterior shoulder range, passive internal rotation range, resting cervical and thoracic postures, active thoracic range in standing and scapula positioning between cases experiencing SSI and a matched asymptomatic group (controls)...
February 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637599/isokinetic-clinical-assessment-of-rotator-cuff-strength-in-subacromial-shoulder-impingement
#20
Helen Land, Susan Gordon, Kerrianne Watt
BACKGROUND: Current conservative management of subacromial shoulder impingement (SSI) includes generic strengthening exercises, especially for internal (IR) and external (ER) shoulder rotators. However, there is no evidence that the strength or the ratio of strength between these muscle groups is different between those with SSI (cases) and an asymptomatic population (controls). OBJECTIVE: To identify if isokinetic rotator cuff strength or the ratio of strength is significantly different between cases and controls...
February 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
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