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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731359/western-dietary-pattern-is-associated-with-severe-coronary-artery-disease
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Evangelos Oikonomou, Theodora Psaltopoulou, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Gerasimos Siasos, Eleni Kokkou, Alexios Antonopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Sotirios Tsalamandris, Vassiliki Gennimata, Aggelos Papanikolaou, Dimitris Tousoulis
The independent predictive value of an unhealthy diet on the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) requires further investigation. We assessed the impact of dietary pattern on CAD severity. In this cohort study, we included 188 symptomatic stable patients with CAD. Patients were categorized as having severe CAD or nonsevere CAD by coronary angiography. Among several demographics and clinical characteristics, all patients were tested using a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire. Concerning baseline demographic characteristics, there was no difference between patients with severe CAD and nonsevere CAD...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731288/radiation-therapists-perspectives-on-participating-in-research
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Georgia K B Halkett, Melissa Berg, Martin A Ebert, David Cutt, Michael Davis, Desley Hegney, Michael House, Michelle Judson, Rachel Kearvell, Michele Krawiec, Leanne Lester, Sharon Maresse, Peter McLoone, Jan McKay
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of this research were to: (1) determine the extent of Australian radiation therapists (RTs) research participation; (2) evaluate the impact of research involvement on career perceptions (3) explore which research topics require investigation and (4) identify benefits and barriers to research participation. METHODS: This study used mixed methods to collect qualitative and quantitative data using an online survey from a larger workforce study of RTs and radiation oncology medical physicists...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731204/urban-rural-differences-in-tubal-ligation-incidence-in-the-state-of-georgia-usa
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Curtis D Travers, Jessica B Spencer, Carrie A Cwiak, Ann C Mertens, Penelope P Howards
PURPOSE: To evaluate the difference in tubal ligation use between rural and urban counties in the state of Georgia, USA. METHODS: The study population included 2,160 women aged 22-45. All participants completed a detailed interview on their reproductive histories. County of residence was categorized using the National Center for Health Statistics Urban-Rural Classification Scheme. We estimated the association between urbanization of county of residence and tubal ligation using Cox regression...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730329/an-evaluation-of-the-addition-of-critical-congenital-heart-defect-screening-in-georgia-newborn-screening-procedures
#4
Shelby T Rentmeester, Johanna Pringle, Carol R Hogue
Objectives Each year in the U.S., approximately 7200 infants are born with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD). The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) mandated routine screening for CCHD starting January 2015. The current study evaluated hospital performance of the mandated CCHD screenings in Georgia. Methods Utilizing the DPH newborn screening surveillance system, data from 6 months before and after the mandate were analyzed for reports submitted and positive CCHD screening results. Chi square tests of independence were performed to examine the association between reporting of results for CCHD screening after the mandate and hospital nursery level [level I (well-baby/newborn); level II (special care); level III (neonatal intensive care unit-NICU)] and NICU submissions...
July 20, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729954/clinical-streptococcal-isolates-distinct-from-streptococcus-pneumoniae-but-containing-the-%C3%AE-glucosyltransferase-tts-gene-and-expressing-serotype-37-capsular-polysaccharide
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Carmen L Sheppard, Georgia Kapatai, Karen Broughton, Ulf Schaefer, Matthew Hannah, David J Litt, Norman K Fry
The major virulence factor of the pneumococcus, and target for conjugate vaccines, is the polysaccharide capsule, which is usually encoded by the highly variable cps locus. Serotype 37 is an unusual pneumococcal type in which the single β-glucosyltransferase gene responsible for serotype capsule production (tts) is located outside of the capsular operon region. Using a previously described automated whole genome sequence (WGS)-based serotyping bioinformatics tool, PneumoCaT, we identified and investigated seven clinical isolates (three from blood cultures) of non-pneumococcal streptococci containing a highly homologous tts and included them in a study panel of 20 isolates which included a 11 further clinical isolates of S...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729950/alder-and-the-golden-fleece-high-diversity-of-frankia-and-ectomycorrhizal-fungi-revealed-from-alnus-glutinosa-subsp-barbata-roots-close-to-a-tertiary-and-glacial-refugium
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Melanie Roy, Adrien C Pozzi, Raphaëlle Gareil, Melissande Nagati, Sophie Manzi, Imen Nouioui, Nino Sharikadze, Patricia Jargeat, Hervé Gryta, Pierre-Arthur Moreau, Maria P Fernandez, Monique Gardes
BACKGROUND: Recent climatic history has strongly impacted plant populations, but little is known about its effect on microbes. Alders, which host few and specific symbionts, have high genetic diversity in glacial refugia. Here, we tested the prediction that communities of root symbionts survived in refugia with their host populations. We expected to detect endemic symbionts and a higher species richness in refugia as compared to recolonized areas. METHODS: We sampled ectomycorrhizal (EM) root tips and the nitrogen-fixing actinomycete Frankia communities in eight sites colonized by Alnus glutinosa subsp...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727817/immunogenicity-of-a-novel-clade-b-hiv-1-vaccine-combination-results-of-phase-1-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-an-hiv-1-gm-csf-expressing-dna-prime-with-a-modified-vaccinia-ankara-vaccine-boost-in-healthy-hiv-1-uninfected-adults
#7
Susan P Buchbinder, Nicole A Grunenberg, Brittany J Sanchez, Kelly E Seaton, Guido Ferrari, M Anthony Moody, Nicole Frahm, David C Montefiori, Christine M Hay, Paul A Goepfert, Lindsey R Baden, Harriet L Robinson, Xuesong Yu, Peter B Gilbert, M Juliana McElrath, Yunda Huang, Georgia D Tomaras
BACKGROUND: A phase 1 trial of a clade B HIV vaccine in HIV-uninfected adults evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of a DNA prime co-expressing GM-CSF (Dg) followed by different numbers and intervals of modified vaccinia Ankara Boosts (M). Both vaccines produce virus-like particles presenting membrane-bound Env. METHODS: Four US sites randomized 48 participants to receiving 1/10th the DNA dose as DgDgMMM given at 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 months, or full dose DgDgM_M or DgDgMM_M regimens, given at 0, 2, 4, and 8 months, and 0, 2, 4, 6, and 10 months, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726659/factors-affecting-survival-of-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer-in-georgia
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N Vashakidze, N Mebonia, M Kereselidze, S Zhizhilashvili
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide with nearly 2.4 million new cases diagnosed in 2015, In Georgia survival from breast cancer is lower than in many developing countries. The goal of the study was to identify predictors for low survival of disease in the country. Data from population-based cancer registry was used in order to estimate 1-year and 5-years relative survival rates for breast cancer. To identify predictors for low survival time, was performed bivariate analysis...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726463/steven-steve-walfish-1953-2016
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Nadine J Kaslow, Amanda M Woods, Jeffrey Zimmerman
Presents an obituary for Steven (Steve) Walfish, who passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 27, 2016. Walfish was a passionate clinical scholar and educator for independent practitioners. Well respected for his evaluations and consultations (presurgical weight loss, substance abuse, psychiatric issues), he became the go-to person for referrals for evidence-based practice with adults and couples. His untimely death to cancer deeply saddened the innumerable clients whose lives he touched and his diverse professional collaborators...
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725989/imatinib-in-myeloid-lymphoid-neoplasms-with-eosinophilia-and-rearrangement-of-pdgfrb-in-chronic-or-blast-phase
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Mohamad Jawhar, Nicole Naumann, Juliana Schwaab, Herrad Baurmann, Jochen Casper, Tu-Anh Dang, Lutz Dietze, Konstanze Döhner, Annette Hänel, Bernd Lathan, Hartmut Link, Sina Lotfi, Ole Maywald, Stephan Mielke, Lothar Müller, Uwe Platzbecker, Otto Prümmer, Henrike Thomssen, Karin Töpelt, Jens Panse, Tom Vieler, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Torsten Haferlach, Claudia Haferlach, Alice Fabarius, Andreas Hochhaus, Nicholas C P Cross, Andreas Reiter, Georgia Metzgeroth
We evaluated clinical characteristics and outcome on imatinib of 22 patients with myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia and rearrangement of PDGFRB. Median age was 49 years (range 20-80), 91% were male. Fifteen different PDGFRB fusion genes were identified. Eosinophilia was absent in 4/19 (21%) cases and only 11/19 (58%) cases had eosinophils ≥1.5×10(9)/L. On imatinib, 17/17 (100%) patients in chronic phase achieved complete hematologic remission after median 2 months (range 0-13)​. Complete cytogenetic remission and/or complete molecular remission by RT-PCR were achieved in 12/13 (92%) and 12/14 patients (86%) after median 10 (range 3-34) and 19 months (range 7-110), respectively...
July 19, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725844/teaching-about-better-family-clinician-partnerships-in-high-risk-pediatric-asthma-care
#11
Georgia Michalopoulou, Sherylyn Briller, Stephanie Myers-Schim, Kaitlin C Muklewicz, Kimberly Compton Katzer, Elizabeth Secord, Beverly Crider, Julia Wasiluk
Family-clinician partnership including communication, trust, respect, and power leveling is essential in pediatrics. Our case study illustrates elements supporting/hindering partnership in a high-risk urban pediatric asthma clinic. Data from observation of a 100-minute visit were qualitatively analyzed by applying codes to themes, using family-centered principles. Three key categories emerged from examining interactions and their sequencing: (1) partnership supported, (2) partnership missed, and (3) partnership hindered...
September 2016: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719559/relationship-between-age-and-rotator-cuff-retear-a-study-of-1-600-consecutive-rotator-cuff-repairs
#12
Georgia Diebold, Patrick Lam, Judie Walton, George A C Murrell
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of rotator cuff tears increases with age, and many patients undergo surgical repair. Retears are not uncommon, with rates ranging between 9% and 36% in recent studies, and are a major concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between patient age and the chance of healing following rotator cuff repair. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients who had undergone arthroscopic rotator cuff repair performed by a single surgeon...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717996/patterns-of-oribatid-mite-species-diversity-testing-the-effects-of-elevation-area-and-sampling-effort
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Levan Mumladze, Maka Murvanidze, Mark Maraun
Elevational gradients in species diversity and species area relationships are two well established patterns that are not mutually exclusive in space and time. Elevation and area are both considered as good proxies to detect and characterize the patterns of species diversity distribution. However, such studies are hampered by the incomplete biodiversity data available for ecologists, which may affect the pattern perceptions. Using the large dataset of oribatid mite communities sampled in Georgia, we tested the effects of altitude and area on species distribution using various approaches, while explicitly considering the biases from sampling effort...
July 17, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716576/tlr9-mediated-conditioning-of-liver-environment-is-essential-for-successful-intrahepatic-immunotherapy-and-effective-memory-recall
#14
Marcin Cebula, Mathias Riehn, Upneet Hillebrand, Ramona F Kratzer, Florian Kreppel, Georgia Koutsoumpli, Toos Daemen, Hansjörg Hauser, Dagmar Wirth
Immune defense against hepatotropic viruses such as hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) poses a major challenge for therapeutic approaches. Intrahepatic cytotoxic CD8 T cells that are crucial for an immune response against these viruses often become exhausted resulting in chronic infection. We elucidated the T cell response upon therapeutic vaccination in inducible transgenic mouse models in which variable percentages of antigen-expressing hepatocytes can be adjusted, providing mosaic antigen distribution and reflecting the varying viral antigen loads observed in patients...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716007/silent-myocarditis-in-systemic-sclerosis-detected-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-using-lake-louise-criteria
#15
Sophie Mavrogeni, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, John Raftakis, Sotiris Plastiras, Michel Noutsias, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by microvascular abnormalities, inflammation and fibrosis. We hypothesized that myocarditis may be diagnosed in asymptomatic SSc, undergoing routine cardio-vascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for fibrosis assessment, using the Lake Louise criteria: T2 ratio, early (EGE) and late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) images. METHODS: Eighty-two asymptomatic SSc, diagnosed according to American College of Rheumatology criteria, aged 43 ± 5 yrs...
July 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715272/face-to-face-versus-online-behavioral-parent-training-for-young-children-at-risk-for-adhd-treatment-engagement-and-outcomes
#16
George J DuPaul, Lee Kern, Georgia Belk, Beth Custer, Molly Daffner, Andrea Hatfield, Daniel Peek
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with significant challenges in child functioning. Although behavioral parent training (BPT) can reduce ADHD symptoms, factors associated with traditional face-to-face (F2F) delivery results in only about half of families receiving BPT. The purpose of this pilot randomized controlled trial was to examine parent engagement and program acceptability of F2F and online BPT, as well as the efficacy of both formats relative to a waitlist control (WLC) group...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715105/a-simulation-based-approach-to-measuring-team-situational-awareness-in-emergency-medicine-a-multicenter-observational-study
#17
Elizabeth D Rosenman, Aurora J Dixon, Jessica M Webb, Sarah Brolliar, Simon J Golden, Kerin A Jones, Sachita Shah, James A Grand, Steve W J Kozlowski, Georgia T Chao, Rosemarie Fernandez
OBJECTIVES: Team situational awareness (TSA) is critical for effective teamwork and supports dynamic decision-making in unpredictable, time-pressured situations. Simulation provides a platform for developing and assessing TSA; but these efforts are limited by suboptimal measurement approaches. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a novel approach to TSA measurement in interprofessional emergency medicine teams. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, prospective, simulation-based observational study to evaluate an approach to TSA measurement...
July 17, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713171/comfrey-and-buttercup-eaters-wild-vegetables-of-the-imereti-region-in-western-georgia-caucasus
#18
Łukasz Łuczaj, Boris Tvalodze, David Zalkaliani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Economic Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711851/the-use-of-gamma-survey-measurements-to-better-understand-radon-potential-in-urban-areas
#19
Andrew S Berens, Jeremy Diem, Christine Stauber, Dajun Dai, Stephanie Foster, Richard Rothenberg
Accounting for as much as 14% of all lung cancers worldwide, cumulative radon progeny exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among never-smokers both internationally and in the United States. To understand the risk of radon progeny exposure, studies have mapped radon potential using aircraft-based measurements of gamma emissions. However, these efforts are hampered in urban areas where the built environment obstructs aerial data collection. To address part of this limitation, this study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of using in situ gamma readings (taken with a scintillation probe attached to a ratemeter) to assess radon potential in an urban environment: DeKalb County, part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, Georgia, USA...
July 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711409/nortriptyline-inhibits-aggregation-and-neurotoxicity-of-alpha-synuclein-by-enhancing-reconfiguration-of-the-monomeric-form
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Timothy J Collier, Kinshuk R Srivastava, Craig Justman, Tom Grammatopoulous, Birgit Hutter-Paier, Manuela Prokesch, Daniel Havas, Jean-Christophe Rochet, Fang Liu, Kevin Jock, Patrícia de Oliveira, Georgia L Stirtz, Ulf Dettmer, Caryl E Sortwell, Mel B Feany, Peter Lansbury, Lisa Lapidus, Katrina L Paumier
The pathology of Parkinson's disease and other synucleinopathies is characterized by the formation of intracellular inclusions comprised primarily of misfolded, fibrillar α-synuclein (α-syn). One strategy to slow disease progression is to prevent the misfolding and aggregation of its native monomeric form. Here we present findings that support the contention that the tricyclic antidepressant compound nortriptyline (NOR) has disease-modifying potential for synucleinopathies. Findings from in vitro aggregation and kinetics assays support the view that NOR inhibits aggregation of α-syn by directly binding to the soluble, monomeric form, and by enhancing reconfiguration of the monomer, inhibits formation of toxic conformations of the protein...
July 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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