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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339791/bridg-a-domain-information-model-for-translational-and-clinical-protocol-driven-research
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Lauren B Becnel, Smita Hastak, Wendy Ver Hoef, Robert P Milius, MaryAnn Slack, Diane Wold, Michael L Glickman, Boris Brodsky, Charles Jaffe, Rebecca Kush, Edward Helton
Background: It is critical to integrate and analyze data from biological, translational, and clinical studies with data from health systems; however, electronic artifacts are stored in thousands of disparate systems that are often unable to readily exchange data. Objective: To facilitate meaningful data exchange, a model that presents a common understanding of biomedical research concepts and their relationships with health care semantics is required. The Biomedical Research Integrated Domain Group (BRIDG) domain information model fulfills this need...
February 26, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319814/time-specific-and-cumulative-effects-of-exposure-to-parental-externalizing-behavior-on-risk-for-young-adult-alcohol-use-disorder
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Alexis C Edwards, Sara L Lönn, Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe, Jan Sundquist, Kenneth S Kendler, Kristina Sundquist
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicate that parental externalizing behavior (EB) is a robust risk factor for alcohol use disorder (AUD) in their children, and that this is due to both inherited genetic liability and environmental exposure. However, it remains unclear whether the effects of exposure to parental EB vary as a function of timing and/or chronicity. METHODS: We identified biological parents with an alcohol use disorder, drug abuse, or criminal behavior, during different periods of their child's upbringing, using Swedish national registries...
March 8, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316314/choosing-surgery-identifying-factors-leading-to-increased-general-surgery-matriculation-rate
#3
David T Pointer, Matthew D Freeman, James R Korndorffer, Peter C Meade, Bernard M Jaffe, Douglas P Slakey
Tulane graduates have, over the past six years, chosen general surgical residency at a rate above the national average (mean 9.6% vs 6.6%). With much of the recent career choice research focusing on disincentives and declining general surgery applicants, we sought to identify factors that positively influenced our students' decision to pursue general surgery. A 50-question survey was developed and distributed to graduates who matched into a general surgery between the years 2006 and 2014. The survey evaluated demographics, exposure to surgery, and factors affecting interest in a surgical career...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303688/patient-level-meta-analysis-of-999-claudicants-undergoing-primary-femoropopliteal-nitinol-stent-implantation
#4
Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Joshua A Beckman, Gary Ansel, Sean P Lyden, Peter Schneider, Manish Mehta, Michael Dake, Christopher M Mullin, Michael R Jaff
CONDENSED ABSTRACT: The factors that impact the clinical effectiveness of bare nitinol stents in claudicants with symptomatic femoropopliteal atherosclerosis are incompletely known. The authors analyzed variables that may influence stent durability and provide a benchmark for their effectiveness. Data analyzed from six studies (999 patients) included baseline noninvasive hemodynamic tests, angiographic characteristics, ultrasound defined stent patency and target lesion revascularization through 12-months...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296239/stent-placement-in-the-superficial-femoral-and-proximal-popliteal-arteries-with-the-innova-self-expanding-bare-metal-stent-system
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Richard J Powell, Michael R Jaff, Herman Schroë, Andrew Benko, Juan Diaz-Cartelle, Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck
OBJECTIVES: The SuperNOVA trial was designed to evaluate performance of the Innova Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) for treating lesions in the femoropopliteal arteries. METHODS: Patients with chronic lower limb peripheral artery disease (Rutherford category 2, 3, or 4) and atherosclerotic lesions in the native superficial femoral and/or proximal popliteal artery (lengths 30-190 mm) were enrolled in this single-arm, multinational study...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291392/new-molecular-assay-for-the-proliferation-signature-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-applicable-to-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-biopsies
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David W Scott, Pau Abrisqueta, George W Wright, Graham W Slack, Anja Mottok, Diego Villa, Pedro Jares, Hilka Rauert-Wunderlich, Cristina Royo, Guillem Clot, Magda Pinyol, Merrill Boyle, Fong Chun Chan, Rita M Braziel, Wing C Chan, Dennis D Weisenburger, James R Cook, Timothy C Greiner, Kai Fu, German Ott, Jan Delabie, Erlend B Smeland, Harald Holte, Elaine S Jaffe, Christian Steidl, Joseph M Connors, Randy D Gascoyne, Andreas Rosenwald, Louis M Staudt, Elias Campo, Lisa M Rimsza
Purpose Mantle cell lymphoma is an aggressive B-cell neoplasm that displays heterogeneous outcomes after treatment. In 2003, the Lymphoma/Leukemia Molecular Profiling Project described a powerful biomarker-the proliferation signature-using gene expression in fresh frozen material. Herein, we describe the training and validation of a new assay that measures the proliferation signature in RNA derived from routinely available formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) biopsies. Methods Forty-seven FFPE biopsies were used to train an assay on the NanoString platform, using microarray gene expression data of matched fresh frozen biopsies as a gold standard...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290686/pressure-induced-metallization-of-the-halide-perovskite-ch3nh3-pbi3
#7
Adam Jaffe, Yu Lin, Wendy L Mao, Hemamala I Karunadasa
We report the metallization of the hybrid-perovskite semi-conductor (MA)PbI3 (MA = CH3NH3(+)) with no apparent structural transition. We tracked its bandgap evolution during compression in diamond-anvil cells using absorption spectroscopy and observed strong absorption over both visible and IR wavelengths at pressures above ca. 56 GPa, suggesting the imminent closure of its optical bandgap. The metallic character of (MA)PbI3 above 60 GPa was confirmed using both IR reflectivity and variable-temperature dc conductivity measurements...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289282/the-schizophrenia-and-autism-associated-gene-transcription-factor-4-regulates-the-columnar-distribution-of-layer-2-3-prefrontal-pyramidal-neurons-in-an-activity-dependent-manner
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S C Page, G R Hamersky, R A Gallo, M D Rannals, N E Calcaterra, M N Campbell, B Mayfield, A Briley, B N Phan, A E Jaffe, B J Maher
Disruption of the laminar and columnar organization of the brain is implicated in several psychiatric disorders. Here, we show in utero gain-of-function of the psychiatric risk gene transcription factor 4 (TCF4) severely disrupts the columnar organization of medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in a transcription- and activity-dependent manner. This morphological phenotype was rescued by co-expression of TCF4 plus calmodulin in a calcium-dependent manner and by dampening neuronal excitability through co-expression of an inwardly rectifying potassium channel (Kir2...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287438/isolating-spermathecae-and-determining-mating-status-of-drosophila-suzukii-a-protocol-for-tissue-dissection-and-its-applications
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Alina Avanesyan, Benjamin D Jaffe, Christelle Guédot
The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae), is an emerging invasive pest, which attacks a wide variety of fruits and berries. Although previous studies have focused on different aspects of D. suzukii reproductive biology, there are no protocols available for determining the mating status of D. suzukii females and drosophilids in general. In this study, a step-by-step protocol for tissue dissection, isolating spermathecae, and determining the mating status of females was developed specifically for D...
March 10, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280051/using-biomarkers-to-guide-heart-failure-therapy
#10
Allan S Jaffe, James L Januzzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268098/nepafenac-0-3-after-cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-diabetic-retinopathy-results-of-2-randomized-phase-3-studies
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Rishi P Singh, Robert Lehmann, Joseph Martel, Kevin Jong, Ayala Pollack, Alexis Tsorbatzoglou, Giovanni Staurenghi, Guadalupe Cervantes-Coste Cervantes, Louis Alpern, Satish Modi, Liza Svoboda, Adeniyi Adewale, Glenn J Jaffe
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of once-daily nepafenac 0.3% ophthalmic suspension versus vehicle, based on clinical outcomes, after cataract surgery in patients with diabetes. DESIGN: Two prospective, randomized, multicenter, double-masked, vehicle-controlled phase 3 studies. PARTICIPANTS: Total, 615 patients in study 1 and 605 patients in study 2. METHODS: Patients were randomized (1:1) to topical nepafenac 0...
March 4, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255799/journal-of-clinical-monitoring-and-computing-2016-end-of-year-summary-respiration
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REVIEW
D S Karbing, S E Rees, M B Jaffe
This paper reviews 16 papers or commentaries published in Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing in 2016, within the field of respiration. Papers were published covering peri- and post-operative monitoring of respiratory rate, perioperative monitoring of CO2, modeling of oxygen gas exchange, and techniques for respiratory monitoring.
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249348/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-is-a-risk-factor-for-unplanned-return-to-the-operating-room-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-a-septic-knee
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David Jaffe, Timothy Costales, Patrick Greenwell, Matthew Christian, Iii Ralph Frank Henn
Surgical irrigation and debridement is the mainstay of treatment after the diagnosis of a septic knee. Arthroscopic treatment has been validated as a treatment option, but there is limited literature comparing it to an open arthrotomy regarding risk factors for failing single-stage surgical treatment. A retrospective review of surgically treated native adult septic knees at one urban tertiary care center was conducted to evaluate rates of unplanned return to the operating room (OR) following both arthroscopic and open treatment of an adult septic knee...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248818/kshv-associated-and-ebv-associated-germinotropic-lymphoproliferative-disorder-new-findings-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tapan Bhavsar, John C Lee, Yvonne Perner, Mark Raffeld, Liqiang Xi, Stefania Pittaluga, Elaine S Jaffe
We report 2 cases of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)-and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) associated germinotropic lymphoproliferative disorder. Both cases arose in patients from regions endemic for KSHV, Cape Verde, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, presenting as localized lymphadenopathy. The affected lymph nodes showed colonization of the follicles by clusters of large atypical plasmablasts, but also showed regressive changes with vascular proliferation and interfollicular plasmacytosis, both reminiscent of human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) positive multicentric Castleman disease...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248164/us-health-care-groups-voice-concerns-about-replacing-aca
#15
Susan Jaffe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 25, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245219/correcting-for-cell-type-heterogeneity-in-epigenome-wide-association-studies-revisiting-previous-analyses
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Shijie C Zheng, Stephan Beck, Andrew E Jaffe, Devin C Koestler, Kasper D Hansen, Andres E Houseman, Rafael A Irizarry, Andrew E Teschendorff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237411/association-of-disorganization-of-retinal-inner-layers-with-visual-acuity-in-eyes-with-uveitic-cystoid-macular-edema
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Dilraj S Grewal, Matthew L O'Sullivan, Martina Kron, Glenn J Jaffe
PURPOSE: To determine whether disorganization of retinal inner layers (DRIL) assessed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) correlates with visual acuity (VA) in eyes with uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of Randomized Clinical Trial data. METHODS: Fifty-six eyes of 42 patients with uveitic CME were prospectively imaged as part of the VISUAL-1 trial (Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01138657)...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229892/safety-and-efficacy-of-opicinumab-in-acute-optic-neuritis-renew-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Diego Cadavid, Laura Balcer, Steven Galetta, Orhan Aktas, Tjalf Ziemssen, Ludo Vanopdenbosch, Jette Frederiksen, Mark Skeen, Glenn J Jaffe, Helmut Butzkueven, Focke Ziemssen, Luca Massacesi, Yi Chai, Lei Xu, Stefanie Freeman
BACKGROUND: The human monoclonal antibody opicinumab (BIIB033, anti-LINGO-1) has shown remyelinating activity in preclinical studies. We therefore assessed the safety and tolerability, and efficacy of opicinumab given soon after a first acute optic neuritis episode. METHODS: This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study (RENEW) was done at 33 sites in Australia, Canada, and Europe in participants (aged 18-55 years) with a first unilateral acute optic neuritis episode within 28 days from study baseline...
March 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215936/alcohol-s-harm-to-children-findings-from-the-2015-united-states-national-alcohol-s-harm-to-others-survey
#19
Lauren M Kaplan, Madhabika B Nayak, Thomas K Greenfield, Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence and severity of alcohol's harm to children in the US and the relationship of the harmer to the child, and to examine caregivers' sociodemographic characteristics, alcohol use, and exposure to harm due to a drinking spouse/partner or other family member as risk factors for alcohol's harm to children. STUDY DESIGN: We report data on 764 caregivers (defined as persons with parental responsibility for at least 1 child aged ≤17 years) from the 2015 National Alcohol's Harm to Others Survey, a dual-frame national sample of US adults...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214507/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-long-term-mortality-in-patients-presenting-for-coronary-angiography
#20
Barak Zafrir, Ronen Jaffe, Ronen Rubinshtein, Basheer Karkabi, Moshe Y Flugelman, David A Halon
To understand the current impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on long-term outcomes among patients referred for coronary angiography, we studied 14,337 consecutive patients (5,279 diabetic patients [37%]) referred to coronary angiography for assessment or treatment of coronary artery disease. We investigated long-term all-cause mortality and its interaction with hypoglycemic therapy and presenting coronary status. At baseline, patients with DM had more hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and renal failure; more were women, overweight, and more had previous coronary interventions...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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