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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769238/strength-in-numbers-opportunities-for-enhancing-the-development-of-effective-treatments-for-type-1-diabetes-the-trialnet-experience
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Carla J Greenbaum, Cate Speake, Jeffrey Krischer, Jane Buckner, Peter A Gottlieb, Desmond A Schatz, Kevan C Herold, Mark A Atkinson
The early to mid-1980s were an inflection point in the history of type 1 diabetes research. Two landmark events occurred: the initiation of immune-based interventions seeking to prevent type 1 diabetes and the presentation of an innovative model describing the disorder's natural history. Both formed the basis for hundreds of subsequent studies designed to achieve a dramatic therapeutic goal-a means to prevent and/or reverse type 1 diabetes. However, the need to screen large numbers of individuals and prospectively monitor them using immunologic and metabolic tests for extended periods of time suggested such efforts would require a large collaborative network...
May 16, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760906/shaperotator-an-r-tool-for-standardized-rigid-rotations-of-articulated-three-dimensional-structures-with-application-for-geometric-morphometrics
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Marta Vidal-García, Lashi Bandara, J Scott Keogh
The quantification of complex morphological patterns typically involves comprehensive shape and size analyses, usually obtained by gathering morphological data from all the structures that capture the phenotypic diversity of an organism or object. Articulated structures are a critical component of overall phenotypic diversity, but data gathered from these structures are difficult to incorporate into modern analyses because of the complexities associated with jointly quantifying 3D shape in multiple structures...
May 2018: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759964/risk-of-fragility-fracture-among-patients-with-gout-and-the-effect-of-urate-lowering-therapy
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Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Rebecca Whittle, Sara Muller, Edward Roddy, Christian D Mallen, Milica Bucknall, Toby Helliwell, Samantha Hider, Zoe Paskins
BACKGROUND: Previous studies that quantified the risk of fracture among patients with gout and assessed the potential effect of urate-lowering therapy have provided conflicting results. Our study aims to provide better estimates of risk by minimizing the effect of selection bias and confounding on the observed association. METHODS: We used data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, which records primary care consultations of patients from across the United Kingdom...
May 14, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753243/how-experiencing-and-anticipating-temporal-landmarks-influence-motivation
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REVIEW
Hengchen Dai, Claire Li
Temporal landmarks, or moments that stand out in time, structure people's perceptions and use of time. We highlight recent research examining how both experiencing and anticipating temporal landmarks impact motivation and goal pursuit. Experiencing a temporal landmark may produce a 'fresh start effect', making people feel more motivated to pursue their goals right after the landmark. Anticipating a future landmark may also increase people's current motivation if they are reminded of an ideal future state. We review one prominent explanation underlying these findings: temporal landmarks can create a psychological separation between past, current, and future selves...
April 30, 2018: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746961/test-retest-reliability-of-posture-measurements-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Pierre-Henri Heitz, Jean-François Aubin-Fournier, Éric Parent, Carole Fortin
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Posture changes are a major consequence of IS (IS). Posture changes can lead to psychosocial and physical impairments in adolescents with IS. Therefore, it is important to assess posture but the test-retest reliability of posture measurements still remains unknown in this population. PURPOSE: The primary objective was to determine the test-retest reliability of 25 head and trunk posture indices using the Clinical Photographic Postural Assessment Tool (CPPAT) in adolescents with IS...
May 7, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718783/an-update-on-emerging-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#6
Shambhu Aryal, Steven D Nathan
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic, progressive fibrotic lung disease of unknown etiology associated with a high morbidity and mortality. The hallmark of the disease is impaired healing after alveolar epithelial injury in the setting of a genetic predisposition. Development of two new drugs has changed the landscape of the treatment of IPF but more work is needed to improve outcomes and improve survival. Areas covered: The development of two antifibrotic agents, nintedanib and pirfenidone has been an exciting landmark in the treatment of IPF...
May 8, 2018: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687191/sacubitril-valsartan-from-clinical-trials-to-real-world-experience
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REVIEW
Joanna M Joly, Akshay S Desai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Compared to enalapril, use of angiotensin-receptor blocker and neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril/valsartan to treat patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is associated with substantial reductions in both cardiovascular mortality and heart failure progression. The purpose of this review is to discuss the real-world experience of sacubitril/valsartan. RECENT FINDINGS: In the years following the publication of the landmark PARADIGM-HF trial in 2014 and its subsequent FDA approval, a growing evidence base supports the safety and efficacy of sacubitril/valsartan in a broad spectrum of patients with HFrEF...
April 23, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682894/3d-analysis-of-human-embryos-and-fetuses-using-digitized-datasets-from-the-kyoto-collection
#8
Tetsuya Takakuwa
Three-dimensional (3D) analysis of the human embryonic and early-fetal period has been performed using digitized datasets obtained from the Kyoto Collection, in which the digital datasets play a primary role in research. Datasets include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquired with 1.5 T, 2.35 T, and 7 T magnet systems, phase-contrast X-ray computed tomography (CT), and digitized histological serial sections. Large, high-resolution datasets covering a broad range of developmental periods obtained with various methods of acquisition are key elements for the studies...
April 23, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665939/-research-progress-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-review
#9
Wei Ding, Yu-Feng Li
β-catenin is an important member of Wnt signaling pathway. With more and more research on the relationship between β-catenin and cancers, it is noted that the concentration of β-catenin in cells is not only the landmark of activating the Wnt signaling pathway, but also a common phenomenon in various tumor cells. Moreover, abnormal expression of β-catenin is reported in blastic phase of CML and IM-resistant CML. Besides, β-catenin inhibitor is proved to be effective for the improvement of the IM susceptibility and the postponment of blastic phase...
April 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665481/estimation-of-2d-to-3d-dimensions-and-proportionality-indices-for-facial-examination
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Rubén Martos, Andrea Valsecchi, Oscar Ibáñez, Inmaculada Alemán
Photo-anthropometry is a metric-based facial image comparison technique where measurements of the face are taken from an image using predetermined facial landmarks. In particular, dimensions and proportionality indices (DPIs) are compared to DPIs from another facial image. Different studies concluded that photo-anthropometric facial comparison, as it is currently practiced, is unsuitable for elimination purposes. The major limitation is the need for images acquired under very restrictive, controlled conditions...
April 3, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629488/pusa-basmati-1121-a-rice-variety-with-exceptional-kernel-elongation-and-volume-expansion-after-cooking
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REVIEW
Vijaipal Singh, Ashok Kumar Singh, Trilochan Mohapatra, Gopala Krishnan S, Ranjith Kumar Ellur
Pusa Basmati 1121 (PB 1121) is a landmark Basmati rice variety having Basmati quality traits introgressed from traditional Basmati varieties such as Basmati 370 and Type 3. It was released for commercial cultivation in 2003. It possesses extra-long slender milled grains (9.00 mm), pleasant aroma, and an exceptionally high cooked kernel elongation ratio of 2.5 with a cooked kernel length of up to 22 mm, volume expansion more than four times, appealing taste, good mouth feel and easy digestibility. Owing to its exceptional quality characteristics, it has set new standards in the Basmati rice market...
April 9, 2018: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626647/multiple-pathways-for-mitophagy-a-neurodegenerative-conundrum-for-parkinson-s-disease
#12
REVIEW
Charleen T Chu
It has been nearly a decade since the first landmark studies implicating familial recessive Parkinson's disease genes in the regulation of selective mitochondrial autophagy. The PTEN-induced kinase 1 (PINK1) and the E3 ubiquitin ligase Parkin (encoded by the PARK2 gene) act together to mark depolarized mitochondria for degradation. There is now an extensive body of literature detailing key mediators and steps in this pathway, based mostly on work in transformed cell lines. However, the degree to which PINK1-triggered mitophagy contributes to mitochondrial quality control in the mammalian brain, and the extent to which its disruption contributes to Parkinson's disease pathogenesis remain uncertain...
April 4, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614739/positioning-locality-using-cognitive-directions-based-on-indoor-landmark-reference-system
#13
Yankun Wang, Hong Fan, Ruizhi Chen, Huan Li, Luyao Wang, Kang Zhao, Wu Du
Locality descriptions are generally communicated using reference objects and spatial relations that reflect human spatial cognition. However, uncertainty is inevitable in locality descriptions. Positioning locality with locality description, with a mapping mechanism between the qualitative and quantitative data, is one of the important research issues in next-generation geographic information sciences. Spatial relations play an important role in the uncertainty of positioning locality. In indoor landmark reference systems, the nearest landmarks can be selected when describing localities by using direction relations indoors...
March 31, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611431/chromosome-identification-in-cucumis-anguria-revealed-by-cross-species-single-copy-gene-fish
#14
Ziang Li, Yunfei Bi, Xing Wang, Yun-Zhu Wang, Shu-Qiong Yang, Zhentao Zhang, Jin-Feng Chen, Qun-Feng Lou
Cucumis anguria is a potential genetic resource for improving Cucumis crops due to its broad-spectrum resistance. Few cytogenetic studies on C. anguria have been reported because of its small metaphase chromosomes and the scarcity of distinguished chromosomal landmarks. In this study, fourteen single copy genes from cucumber and rDNAs were used as probes for FISH to identify individual chromosomes of C. anguria. The distinctive signal distribution patterns of the probes allowed us to distinguish each chromosome of C...
April 3, 2018: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596162/chapter-2-espghan-50-years-memories-the-early-years
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Michael J Lentze, Salvatore Auricchio, Samy Cadranel, Peter J Milla, Deirdre Kelly, Alexander S McNeish, Jean Rey, Jacques Schmitz, Birgitta Strandvik, Jan Taminiau, Jarmo Visakorpi
Thirty-six founding members from Europe were present in 1968, when the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology (ESGA) had its first meeting in Paris. The aim was to create a forum for presentations and discussions of research activities in paediatric gastroenterology in Europe. At the second meeting of ESGA 1969 in Interlaken, an important landmark was set for all gastroenterologists in the world. In this conference, the first ever criteria for "the Diagnosis of Coeliac Disease" (CD) were established...
April 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589954/validation-of-an-mri-protocol-for-routine-quantitative-assessment-of-tunnel-position-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#16
Samuel Grasso, James Linklater, Qing Li, David A Parker
BACKGROUND: No standardized methodology and objective criteria currently exist to accurately and objectively assess tunnel placement and consequent graft orientation in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) through a single imaging modality. Advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology have enabled the use of volumetric high spatial and contrast resolution proton density-weighted sequencing, which allows precise delineation of graft orientation, tunnel position, and quantitative assessment of tunnel position relationship to adjacent reproducible anatomic landmarks...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581202/real-world-effects-of-medications-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-protocol-for-a-uk-population-based-non-interventional-cohort-study-with-validation-against-randomised-trial-results
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Kevin Wing, Elizabeth Williamson, James R Carpenter, Lesley Wise, Sebastian Schneeweiss, Liam Smeeth, Jennifer K Quint, Ian Douglas
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease affecting 3 million people in the UK, in which patients exhibit airflow obstruction that is not fully reversible. COPD treatment guidelines are largely informed by randomised controlled trial results, but it is unclear if these findings apply to large patient populations not studied in trials. Non-interventional studies could be used to study patient groups excluded from trials, but the use of these studies to estimate treatment effectiveness is in its infancy...
March 25, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574581/new-algorithm-for-the-prediction-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-symptomatic-adults-with-stable-chest-pain
#18
REVIEW
Muralidhar R Papireddy, Carl J Lavie, Abhizith Deoker, Hadii Mamudu, Timir K Paul
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the landmark studies in predicting obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in symptomatic patients with stable chest pain and identify better prediction tools and propose a simplified algorithm to guide the health care providers in identifying low risk patients to defer further testing. RECENT FINDINGS: There are a few risk prediction models described for stable chest pain patients including Diamond-Forrester (DF), Duke Clinical Score (DCS), CAD Consortium Basic, Clinical, and Extended models...
March 24, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574524/addressing-multimorbidity-and-polypharmacy-in-individuals-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Fahad Shaikh, Lachlan B Pasch, Phillip J Newton, Beata V Bajorek, Caleb Ferguson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objectives of this review were to (1) discuss how multimorbidity and polypharmacy contributes to the complexity of management among individuals with AF and (2) identify any interventions to manage polypharmacy in relation to AF. RECENT FINDINGS: Based on the four landmark clinical trials of novel anticoagulants, the most common comorbidities with AF are hypertension, heart failure, diabetes, stroke and myocardial infarction. Polypharmacy was also found prevalent in 76...
March 24, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571046/the-contributions-of-dr-kathleen-k-sulik-to-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-research-and-prevention
#20
REVIEW
Scott E Parnell, Edward P Riley, Kenneth R Warren, Kathleen T Mitchell, Michael E Charness
Dr. Kathleen Sulik (Kathy) has spent 35 years studying fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Beginning with her landmark 1981 Science paper describing the early gestational window when alcohol can cause the craniofacial malformations characteristic of FAS, Kathy has contributed a vast amount of research furthering our knowledge of FASD. After her seminal work that definitively demonstrated that alcohol is the causative factor in FAS, she and her lab went on to explore and define the stage-dependent effects of early gestational alcohol exposure on the face and brain in numerous different ways throughout her career...
June 2018: Alcohol
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