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Fleshy Encounters: Meddling With Zoo And Aquarium Veterinarians, Irus Braverman Jan 2020

Fleshy Encounters: Meddling With Zoo And Aquarium Veterinarians, Irus Braverman

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This article aims to make visible expert practices that take place behind closed doors and that are perceived as being of no concern to the public, who wouldn’t understand them anyway. The experts that this article is concerned with are medical practitioners of a particular kind: zoo and aquarium veterinarians. I utilize both text and multimedia presentations to allow the veterinarians I interviewed to directly explain their work to the reader, who may then experience this work, the space and environment where it is performed, and the tools with which it is conducted, on a more affective and sensorial ...


Preventing Adolescent Dating Violence: An Outcomes Protocol For Evaluating A Gender-Transformative Healthy Relationships Promotion Program, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Alysia Wright, Debb Hurlock, Roseline Carter, Pam Krause, Claire Crooks Nov 2019

Preventing Adolescent Dating Violence: An Outcomes Protocol For Evaluating A Gender-Transformative Healthy Relationships Promotion Program, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Alysia Wright, Debb Hurlock, Roseline Carter, Pam Krause, Claire Crooks

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Adolescent dating violence (ADV) is a pressing public health problem in North America. Strategies to prevent perpetration are needed, and a substantial body of research demonstrates the importance of applying a gender lens to target root causes of adolescent dating violence as part of effective prevention. To date, however, there has been limited research on how to specifically engage boys in adolescent dating violence prevention. In this short communication, we describe the protocol for a longitudinal, quasi-experimental outcome evaluation of a program called WiseGuyz. WiseGuyz is a community-facilitated, gender-transformative healthy relationships program for mid-adolescent male-identified youth that aims to reduce ...


Ankle And Midtarsal Joint Quasi-Stiffness During Walking With Added Mass, Andrew M. Kern, Nikolaos Papachatzis, Jeffrey M. Patterson, Dustin A. Bruening, Kota Z. Takahashi Sep 2019

Ankle And Midtarsal Joint Quasi-Stiffness During Walking With Added Mass, Andrew M. Kern, Nikolaos Papachatzis, Jeffrey M. Patterson, Dustin A. Bruening, Kota Z. Takahashi

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Examination of how the ankle and midtarsal joints modulate stiffness in response to increased force demand will aid understanding of overall limb function and inform the development of bio-inspired assistive and robotic devices. The purpose of this study is to identify how ankle and midtarsal joint quasi-stiffness are affected by added body mass during over-ground walking. Healthy participants walked barefoot over-ground at 1.25 m/s wearing a weighted vest with 0%, 15% and 30% additional body mass. The effect of added mass was investigated on ankle and midtarsal joint range of motion (ROM), peak moment and quasi-stiffness. Joint quasi-stiffness ...


A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Evaluation Of A Universal Healthy Relationships Promotion Program For Youth, Deinera Exner-Cortens, David Wolfe, Claire Crooks, Debbie G. Chiodo Ms. Jan 2019

A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Evaluation Of A Universal Healthy Relationships Promotion Program For Youth, Deinera Exner-Cortens, David Wolfe, Claire Crooks, Debbie G. Chiodo Ms.

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Bullying and mental health problems are pressing concerns for adolescents. Given their burden, we need to find efficacious ways to prevent these experiences. However, existing prevention programs tend to be single-issue and may not focus on the universal capacities required to reduce these problems among youth. To this end, we evaluated the universal, small groups Healthy Relationships Plus (HRP) program, which focuses on the promotion of positive mental health and the reduction of bullying and substance misuse. A sample of 212 youth from Southwestern Ontario were randomly assigned to the HRP or an attention-control condition over an 8-day period during ...


Predictors And Impact Of Right Heart Failure Severity Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation, R. D. Baxter, K. M. Tecson, S. Still, J. D. G. Collier, J. Felius, S. M. Joseph, S. A. Hall, B. Lima Jan 2019

Predictors And Impact Of Right Heart Failure Severity Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation, R. D. Baxter, K. M. Tecson, S. Still, J. D. G. Collier, J. Felius, S. M. Joseph, S. A. Hall, B. Lima

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Touch Preparation Of Skin Biopsy Specimen For Rapid Diagnosis Of Cutaneous Nocardia Nova In The Immunocompromised Host, E. C. Traver, S. Husain, M. E. Grossman Jan 2019

Touch Preparation Of Skin Biopsy Specimen For Rapid Diagnosis Of Cutaneous Nocardia Nova In The Immunocompromised Host, E. C. Traver, S. Husain, M. E. Grossman

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Structural Variation Of Centromeric Endogenous Retroviruses In Human Populations And Their Impact On Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Sézary Syndrome, And Hiv Infection, M. H. Kaplan, M. Kaminski, J. M. Estes, S. D. Gitlin, J. Zahn, J. T. Elder, T. Tejasvi, E. Gensterblum, J. P. Mcgowan, R. Contreras-Galindo, +7 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Structural Variation Of Centromeric Endogenous Retroviruses In Human Populations And Their Impact On Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Sézary Syndrome, And Hiv Infection, M. H. Kaplan, M. Kaminski, J. M. Estes, S. D. Gitlin, J. Zahn, J. T. Elder, T. Tejasvi, E. Gensterblum, J. P. Mcgowan, R. Contreras-Galindo, +7 Additional Authors

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© 2019 The Author(s). Background: Human Endogenous Retroviruses type K HML-2 (HK2) are integrated into 117 or more areas of human chromosomal arms while two newly discovered HK2 proviruses, K111 and K222, spread extensively in pericentromeric regions, are the first retroviruses discovered in these areas of our genome. Methods: We use PCR and sequencing analysis to characterize pericentromeric K111 proviruses in DNA from individuals of diverse ethnicities and patients with different diseases. Results: We found that the 5′ LTR-gag region of K111 proviruses is missing in certain individuals, creating pericentromeric instability. K111 deletion (-/- K111) is seen in about 15% of ...


Disruption Of Apol1-Mir193a Axis Induces Disorganization Of Podocyte Actin Cytoskeleton, V. Kumar, N. Paliwal, K. Ayasolla, H. Vashistha, A. Jha, N. Chandel, S. Chowdhary, M. A. Saleem, A. Malhotra, P. C. Singhal, +2 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Disruption Of Apol1-Mir193a Axis Induces Disorganization Of Podocyte Actin Cytoskeleton, V. Kumar, N. Paliwal, K. Ayasolla, H. Vashistha, A. Jha, N. Chandel, S. Chowdhary, M. A. Saleem, A. Malhotra, P. C. Singhal, +2 Additional Authors

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An Interim Report Of The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium Working Groups, M. Baron, B. Kahaleh, E. J. Bernstein, L. Chung, P. J. Clements, C. Denton, R. T. Domsic, N. Ferdowsi, S. Narain, A. Vacca, +12 Additional Authors Jan 2019

An Interim Report Of The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium Working Groups, M. Baron, B. Kahaleh, E. J. Bernstein, L. Chung, P. J. Clements, C. Denton, R. T. Domsic, N. Ferdowsi, S. Narain, A. Vacca, +12 Additional Authors

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© The Author(s) 2018. The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium represents many of the clinical researchers in the world who are interested in improving the efficiency of clinical trials in systemic sclerosis. The Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium has established 11 working groups to develop and validate better ways of measuring and recording multiple aspects of this heterogeneous disease. These include groups working on arthritis, disease damage, disease activity, cardiac disease, juvenile systemic sclerosis, the gastrointestinal tract, vascular component, calcinosis, scleroderma renal crisis, interstitial lung disease, and skin measurement. Members of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium may join any one or more ...


Enhanced Macrophage Pannexin 1 Expression And Hemichannel Activation Exacerbates Lethal Experimental Sepsis, W. Chen, S. Zhu, Y. Wang, J. Li, X. Qiang, X. Zhao, L. Becker, P. Wang, K. J. Tracey, H. Wang, +2 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Enhanced Macrophage Pannexin 1 Expression And Hemichannel Activation Exacerbates Lethal Experimental Sepsis, W. Chen, S. Zhu, Y. Wang, J. Li, X. Qiang, X. Zhao, L. Becker, P. Wang, K. J. Tracey, H. Wang, +2 Additional Authors

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A Sleep Medicine Curriculum For Pulmonary And Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Programs A Multisociety Expert Panel Report, D. A. Schulman, C. A. Piquette, M. M. Alikhan, E. Freedman, S. Kumar, J. Mccallister, B. Mokhlesi, J. Santamauro, E. Singas, K. R. Casey, +2 Additional Authors Jan 2019

A Sleep Medicine Curriculum For Pulmonary And Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Programs A Multisociety Expert Panel Report, D. A. Schulman, C. A. Piquette, M. M. Alikhan, E. Freedman, S. Kumar, J. Mccallister, B. Mokhlesi, J. Santamauro, E. Singas, K. R. Casey, +2 Additional Authors

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Small Septal Branch Artery Thrombus Inducing Ventricular Fibrillation: To Intervene Or Not To Intervene, V. Agarwal, P. C. Olson, J. Mroue, Y. Olkovsky, S. Bekheit, J. Lafferty Jan 2019

Small Septal Branch Artery Thrombus Inducing Ventricular Fibrillation: To Intervene Or Not To Intervene, V. Agarwal, P. C. Olson, J. Mroue, Y. Olkovsky, S. Bekheit, J. Lafferty

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© The Author(s) 2019. A 64-year-old woman presented for chest pain and was diagnosed with anteroseptal ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Emergent angiography showed 95% stenosis at the ostium of the second septal branch, consistent with thrombus, and no other significant lesions. The lesion was not amenable to intervention due to small caliber. Post angiography, the patient’s electrical rhythm deteriorated into ventricular fibrillation. Following resuscitation, repeat angiography confirmed same findings. Electrophysiology study at 3 months was positive for inducing fibrillation. Due to patient risk factors, she had placement of a dual chamber defibrillator. A 5-month follow-up echocardiogram showed ...


Forebrain Cholinergic Signaling Regulates Innate Immune Responses And Inflammation, K. R. Lehner, H. A. Silverman, M. E. Adorissio, A. Roy, A. Al-Onaizi, S. S. Chavan, Y. Al-Abed, C. N. Metz, K. J. Tracey, V. A. Paviov, +6 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Forebrain Cholinergic Signaling Regulates Innate Immune Responses And Inflammation, K. R. Lehner, H. A. Silverman, M. E. Adorissio, A. Roy, A. Al-Onaizi, S. S. Chavan, Y. Al-Abed, C. N. Metz, K. J. Tracey, V. A. Paviov, +6 Additional Authors

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Increased Plasma Levels Of The Th2 Chemokine Ccl18 Associated With Low Cd4+T Cell Counts In Hiv-1-Infected Patients With A Suppressed Viral Load, P. Malhotra, P. Haslett, B. Sherry, D. H. Shepp, P. Barber, J. Abshier, U. Roy, H. Schmidtmayerova Jan 2019

Increased Plasma Levels Of The Th2 Chemokine Ccl18 Associated With Low Cd4+T Cell Counts In Hiv-1-Infected Patients With A Suppressed Viral Load, P. Malhotra, P. Haslett, B. Sherry, D. H. Shepp, P. Barber, J. Abshier, U. Roy, H. Schmidtmayerova

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An Irak1-Pin1 Signalling Axis Drives Intrinsic Tumour Resistance To Radiation Therapy, P. H. Liu, R. B. Shah, Y. Li, A. Arora, P. M. Ung, R. Raman, A. Gorbatenko, S. Kozono, R. G. Maki, S. Sidi, +13 Additional Authors Jan 2019

An Irak1-Pin1 Signalling Axis Drives Intrinsic Tumour Resistance To Radiation Therapy, P. H. Liu, R. B. Shah, Y. Li, A. Arora, P. M. Ung, R. Raman, A. Gorbatenko, S. Kozono, R. G. Maki, S. Sidi, +13 Additional Authors

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Combination Therapy With Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole And Caspofungin In A Case Of Severe Pneumocystis Pneumonia, R. Koshy, T. Chen Jan 2019

Combination Therapy With Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole And Caspofungin In A Case Of Severe Pneumocystis Pneumonia, R. Koshy, T. Chen

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© 2019 The Authors Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX, co-trimoxazole, or bactrim) has been the standard first-line treatment against Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) for decades. However, adverse effects and cases of treatment failure have led to a search for alternative agents. We present a case of a 50 year old immune compromised female whose course of PCP did not improve until Caspofungin was added to TMP-SMX.


Optimum Anatomic Socket Position And Sizing For The Direct Anterior Approach: Impingement And Instability, N. Mercer, E. Hawkins, L. Menken, A. Deshmukh, P. Rathod, J. A. Rodriguez Jan 2019

Optimum Anatomic Socket Position And Sizing For The Direct Anterior Approach: Impingement And Instability, N. Mercer, E. Hawkins, L. Menken, A. Deshmukh, P. Rathod, J. A. Rodriguez

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© 2019 A comprehensive strategy is important for ensuring reproducible and safe acetabular component sizing and positioning. Presented here is our approach for anatomic acetabular component positioning in direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. This strategy has evolved with our understanding of the ramifications of socket sizing and positioning on instability and impingement. Data collected by a single surgeon (J.A.R.) between 2009 and 2011 influenced our current paradigm. We compare the sizing and positioning parameters of the anterior and posterior approach, thus demonstrating how the 2 are different. By highlighting these differences, we hope to provide a clear, defined approach ...


Anticoagulation Management And Heparin Resistance During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Survey Of Society Of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Members, R. M. Sniecinski, E. Bennett-Guerrero, L. Shore-Lesserson Jan 2019

Anticoagulation Management And Heparin Resistance During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Survey Of Society Of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Members, R. M. Sniecinski, E. Bennett-Guerrero, L. Shore-Lesserson

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We surveyed Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists members regarding anticoagulation practices for cardiopulmonary bypass and attitudes on heparin resistance. Of 550 respondents (18.5% response rate), 74.9% (95% CI, 71.3%-78.5%) used empiric weight-based dosing of heparin, and 70.7% (95% CI, 66.9%-74.5%) targeted an activated clotting time of either 400 or 480 seconds to initiate cardiopulmonary bypass. Of note, 17.1% (95% CI, 13.9%-20.2%) of respondents reported activated clotting time targets lower than those recommended by recent 2018 Society of Thoracic Surgeons/Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists/American Society of Extracorporeal Technology ...


Ileal Adenocarcinoma With Liver Metastasis In Patient With Crohn's Disease: A 9-Year Survival., J. P. Kothadia, D. H. Nagaraju, S. Katz, H. Bruckner, S. H. Itzkowitz, M. Schwartz Jan 2019

Ileal Adenocarcinoma With Liver Metastasis In Patient With Crohn's Disease: A 9-Year Survival., J. P. Kothadia, D. H. Nagaraju, S. Katz, H. Bruckner, S. H. Itzkowitz, M. Schwartz

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Small bowel adenocarcinoma is a rare but well-known complication of Crohn's disease. The diagnosis of small bowel adenocarcinoma remains difficult since its presentation is highly variable and mimics active or obstructive Crohn's disease. The diagnosis is often delayed and typically detected only at surgery in an advanced stage with a poor prognosis. We report a case of metastatic ileal adenocarcinoma in a patient with Crohn's disease with prolonged survival. Our case describes serial promising treatment options of these advanced malignancies and raises a possible role for checkpoint immunotherapy.


Aquaporin-4 Water Channel In The Brain And Its Implication For Health And Disease., S. Mader, L. Brimberg Jan 2019

Aquaporin-4 Water Channel In The Brain And Its Implication For Health And Disease., S. Mader, L. Brimberg

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Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) is a water channel expressed on astrocytic endfeet in the brain. The role of AQP4 has been studied in health and in a range of pathological conditions. Interest in AQP4 has increased since it was discovered to be the target antigen in the inflammatory autoimmune disease neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Emerging data suggest that AQP4 may also be implicated in the glymphatic system and may be involved in the clearance of beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this review, we will describe the role of AQP4 in the adult and developing brain as well as its ...


Utility Of En-Face Imaging In Diagnosis Of Occult Macular Dystrophy With Rp1l1 Mutation: A Case Series, M. Z. Ruan, S. A. Hussnain, A. Thomas, M. Mansukhani, S. Tsang, L. Yannuzzi Jan 2019

Utility Of En-Face Imaging In Diagnosis Of Occult Macular Dystrophy With Rp1l1 Mutation: A Case Series, M. Z. Ruan, S. A. Hussnain, A. Thomas, M. Mansukhani, S. Tsang, L. Yannuzzi

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© 2019 The Authors Purpose: To report en-face imaging findings at the level of ellipsoid zone (EZ) in two cases of occult macular dystrophy (OMD) with retinitis pigmentosa 1-like 1 (RP1L1) p.Arg45Trp mutation. Observations: In both patients who presented with decreased vision, pupillary examination, intraocular pressure, and anterior examination were normal. Ophthalmoscopic examination showed prominent choroidal marking whereas fundus autofluorescence was unremarkable. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) showed subtle gaps between EZ and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The photoreceptor disruption became more evident with en-face imaging at the EZ plane. Conclusions and importance: This is a report of two ...


Serum S100a8/A9 And S100a12 Levels In Children With Polyarticular Forms Of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Relationship To Maintenance Of Clinically Inactive Disease During Anti–Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy And Occurrence Of Disease Flare After Discontinuation Of Therapy, C. H. Hinze, D. Foell, A. L. Johnson, S. J. Spalding, B. S. Gottlieb, P. W. Morris, Y. Kimura, K. Onel, S. C. Li, D. J. Lovell, +33 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Serum S100a8/A9 And S100a12 Levels In Children With Polyarticular Forms Of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Relationship To Maintenance Of Clinically Inactive Disease During Anti–Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy And Occurrence Of Disease Flare After Discontinuation Of Therapy, C. H. Hinze, D. Foell, A. L. Johnson, S. J. Spalding, B. S. Gottlieb, P. W. Morris, Y. Kimura, K. Onel, S. C. Li, D. J. Lovell, +33 Additional Authors

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© 2018, American College of Rheumatology Objective: To determine the relationship between serum levels of S100A8/A9 and S100A12 and the maintenance of clinically inactive disease during anti–tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy and the occurrence of disease flare following withdrawal of anti-TNF therapy in patients with polyarticular forms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Methods: In this prospective, multicenter study, 137 patients with polyarticular-course JIA whose disease was clinically inactive while receiving anti-TNF therapy were enrolled. Patients were observed for an initial 6-month phase during which anti-TNF treatment was continued. For those patients who maintained clinically inactive disease over the 6 ...


Persistent Cloaca And Caudal Duplication In A Monovular Twin, A Rare Case Report, N. Cohen, M. N. Ahmed, R. Goldfischer, N. Zaghloul Jan 2019

Persistent Cloaca And Caudal Duplication In A Monovular Twin, A Rare Case Report, N. Cohen, M. N. Ahmed, R. Goldfischer, N. Zaghloul

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© 2019 Introduction: A cloaca occurs when genitourinary tract and bowel converge into a common channel. We report a case of partial caudal duplication, persistent cloaca and vestigial appendage in a monovular female twin infant. Presentation of case: This is a monochorinonic-diamniotic twin born at 36 weeks with apgars of 9/9. She had a duplicated labia with two clitorises, and a partially formed accessory foot with 2 toes protruding from the right gluteal region. There was anal atresia and a punctate urethral opening in the right genitalia through which she voided spontaneously. X-ray of the accessory foot had rudimentary metatarsals ...


Ampa Receptor Glua2 Subunit Defects Are A Cause Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, V. Salpietro, C. L. Dixon, H. Guo, O. D. Bello, J. Vandrovcova, S. Efthymiou, R. Maroofian, S. Chen, L. Pisani, F. Madia, +90 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Ampa Receptor Glua2 Subunit Defects Are A Cause Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, V. Salpietro, C. L. Dixon, H. Guo, O. D. Bello, J. Vandrovcova, S. Efthymiou, R. Maroofian, S. Chen, L. Pisani, F. Madia, +90 Additional Authors

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© 2019, The Author(s). AMPA receptors (AMPARs) are tetrameric ligand-gated channels made up of combinations of GluA1-4 subunits encoded by GRIA1-4 genes. GluA2 has an especially important role because, following post-transcriptional editing at the Q607 site, it renders heteromultimeric AMPARs Ca2+-impermeable, with a linear relationship between current and trans-membrane voltage. Here, we report heterozygous de novo GRIA2 mutations in 28 unrelated patients with intellectual disability (ID) and neurodevelopmental abnormalities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Rett syndrome-like features, and seizures or developmental epileptic encephalopathy (DEE). In functional expression studies, mutations lead to a decrease in agonist-evoked current mediated by mutant ...


Opportunities For Research In Mental Health Emergencies: Executive Summary And Methodology, M. P. Wilson, C. Shenvi, L. Rives, K. Nordstrom, S. Schneider, M. Gerardi Jan 2019

Opportunities For Research In Mental Health Emergencies: Executive Summary And Methodology, M. P. Wilson, C. Shenvi, L. Rives, K. Nordstrom, S. Schneider, M. Gerardi

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© 2019 Wilson et al. Introduction: Despite the ever-increasing numbers of mental health patients presenting to United States emergency departments, there are large gaps in knowledge about acute care of the behavioral health patient. To address this important problem, the Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies convened a research consensus conference in December 2016 consisting of clinical researchers, clinicians from emergency medicine, psychiatry and psychology, and representatives from governmental agencies and patient advocacy groups. Methods: Participants used a standardized methodology to select and rank research questions in the order of importance to both researchers and patients. Results: Three working groups (geriatrics, substance use ...


Differential Bacterial Colonization And Biofilm Formation On Punctal Occluders, M. Hadjiargyrou, E. D. Donnenfeld, L. M. Grillo, H. D. Perry Jan 2019

Differential Bacterial Colonization And Biofilm Formation On Punctal Occluders, M. Hadjiargyrou, E. D. Donnenfeld, L. M. Grillo, H. D. Perry

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© 2019 by the authors. Dry eye is a common condition that is treated primarily by topical lubricants, immunomodulation, and a variety of punctal and canalicular plugs (occluders). Biofilm formation has been reported as an ongoing problem with the clinical use of occluders. In order to explore the role of biofilm formation on occluders, we tested the bacteria strain, Staphylococcus aureus, with three different types of occluders, Delta R , Odyssey R , and Alphamed R . Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of these occluders revealed a variation in surface appearance, with Odyssey R being the smoothest (but with grooves), followed by Delta R , and ...


Correction: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Prevalence And Risk Of Recurrence In Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A Meta-Analytic Review., D. Edmondson, S. Richardson, L. Falzon, K. W. Davidson, M. A. Mills, Y. Neria Jan 2019

Correction: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Prevalence And Risk Of Recurrence In Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A Meta-Analytic Review., D. Edmondson, S. Richardson, L. Falzon, K. W. Davidson, M. A. Mills, Y. Neria

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© 2019 Edmondson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. There are a number of errors in the citations in Table 1. Please see the correct Table 1 here. (Table presented).


Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis: An Update, J. L. Rosenstock, G. S. Markowitz Jan 2019

Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis: An Update, J. L. Rosenstock, G. S. Markowitz

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© 2019 International Society of Nephrology Fibrillary glomerulonephritis (FGN) is a rare proliferative form of glomerular disease characterized by randomly oriented fibrillar deposits with a mean diameter of 20 nm. By immunofluorescence (IF), the deposits stain for IgG, C3, and κ and λ light chains, suggesting that the fibrils may be composed of antigen-antibody immune complexes. A recent major advance in our understanding of the pathogenesis of FGN resulted from the discovery that a major component of the fibrils is DNA-J heat-shock protein family member B9 (DNAJB9), and immunohistochemical staining for DNAJB9 now makes it possible to diagnose FGN in the ...


Randomized Controlled Trial Of Subcutaneous Epoetin Alfa-Epbx Versus Epoetin Alfa In End-Stage Kidney Disease, S. Fishbane, B. S. Spinowitz, W. A. Wisemandle, N. E. Martin Jan 2019

Randomized Controlled Trial Of Subcutaneous Epoetin Alfa-Epbx Versus Epoetin Alfa In End-Stage Kidney Disease, S. Fishbane, B. S. Spinowitz, W. A. Wisemandle, N. E. Martin

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© 2019 Introduction: This double-blind, randomized controlled trial compared the safety and efficacy of subcutaneous epoetin alfa-epbx, an epoetin alfa biosimilar, with the reference product, epoetin alfa, in hemodialysis patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and anemia who were receiving epoetin alfa maintenance treatment. Methods: Eligible patients (n = 320) were randomized (1:1) to subcutaneous epoetin alfa-epbx or epoetin alfa in a titration phase; patients who demonstrated stable subcutaneous dosing (n = 246) were re-randomized to receive subcutaneous epoetin alfa-epbx or epoetin alfa 1 to 3 times per week in a 16-week maintenance phase. Co-primary endpoints were least-squares mean difference between treatments ...


Developmental Subtypes Assessed By Dna Methylation-Iplex Forecast The Natural History Of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, B. Giacopelli, Q. Zhao, A. S. Ruppert, A. Agyeman, C. Weigel, Y. Z. Wu, M. M. Gerber, K. G. Rabe, K. R. Rai, C. C. Oakes, +16 Additional Authors Jan 2019

Developmental Subtypes Assessed By Dna Methylation-Iplex Forecast The Natural History Of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, B. Giacopelli, Q. Zhao, A. S. Ruppert, A. Agyeman, C. Weigel, Y. Z. Wu, M. M. Gerber, K. G. Rabe, K. R. Rai, C. C. Oakes, +16 Additional Authors

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© 2019 by The American Society of Hematology Alterations in global DNA methylation patterns are a major hallmark of cancer and represent attractive biomarkers for personalized risk stratification. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) risk stratification studies typically focus on time to first treatment (TTFT), time to progression (TTP) after treatment, and overall survival (OS). Whereas TTFT risk stratification remains similar over time, TTP and OS have changed dramatically with the introduction of targeted therapies, such as the Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib. We have shown that genome-wide DNA methylation patterns in CLL are strongly associated with phenotypic differentiation and patient outcomes. Here ...