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Autophagy - or how cells tidy up

from MNTdementia - 21 Jan 14

"Bang - and the dirt is gone!" There are many commercials for products that claim to make the unpopular process of cleaning up easier. But it's not only our surroundings that need to be kept clean. Even our cells need to tidy up.



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New training approach improves pediatric survival rates following cardiac arrest

from MNTcvs - 21 Jan 14

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford have found a new way to boost the survival of pediatric patients whose hearts stop while they are hospitalized.



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Paternal obesity may cause altered gene expression in pancreas and fat of offspring

from MNTdiabetes - 21 Jan 14

Research involving rats suggests that there is a biological link between paternal diet, bodyweight and health at the time of conception and the health of offspring.



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Potential future cure for diabetes

from MNTdiabetes - 21 Jan 14

Klaus Kaestner, PhD, professor of Genetics and postdoctoral fellow Dana Avrahami, PhD, from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, published a study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, with colleague Benjamin Glaser, MD, from the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, and colleagues.



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Sight-saving and sight-restoration measures as the population ages

from MNTdiabetes - 21 Jan 14

Aging gracefully may not be an option for the 40 million people worldwide who are blind or have significant visual impairment. It's reported that 65% of those with visual impairment and 82% of those who are blind are over 50 years of age.



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Risk factor identified for life-threatening disease in preemies

from MNTgastro - 21 Jan 14

Many premature infants suffer a life-threatening bowel infection called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).Researchers at Loyola University Health System have identified a marker to identify those infants who are at risk for the infection, enabling doctors to employ early preventive strategies. These findings were published in the latest issue of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.



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Association between parietal gray matter volume changes and early Parkinson's disease memory deficits

from MNTneuro - 21 Jan 14

Research by a team of investigators in Finland suggests that the free recall memory deficits common even in early stages Parkinson's disease (PD) are related to structural changes in the brain, specifically parietal cortical gray matter volume. Their findings are published in the current issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.



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Middle-school girls 'play soccer with concussion symptoms'

from MNTneuro - 21 Jan 14

For teenagers who play soccer, there are bound to be some bumps to the head from time to time. But a new study has found that concussions are common among middle-school girls who play soccer, and the majority of these girls continue to play when they have concussion symptoms.This is according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.



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What is blood pressure? How is it measured?

from MNThaem - 21 Jan 14

Normal blood pressure is vital to life: without the pressure that forces our blood to flow around the circulatory system, no oxygen or nutrients would be delivered through our arteries to the tissues and organs.



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Anorexia nervosa in adolescents: challenges remain.

from Lancet - 21 Jan 14

Anorexia nervosa in adolescents: challenges remain. Lancet. 2014 Jan 16; Authors: Attia E PMID: 24439239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]



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Day-patient treatment after short inpatient care versus continued inpatient treatment in adolescents with anorexia nervosa (ANDI): a multicentre, randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial.

from Lancet - 21 Jan 14

Day-patient treatment after short inpatient care versus continued inpatient treatment in adolescents with anorexia nervosa (ANDI): a multicentre, randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2014 Jan 16; Authors: Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Schwarte R, Krei M, Egberts K, Warnke A, Wewetzer C, Pfeiffer E, Fleischhaker C, Scherag A, Holtkamp K, Hagenah U, Bühren K, Konrad K, Schmidt U, Schade-Brittinger C, Timmesfeld N, Dempfle A Abstract BACKGROUND: In



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Long-term outcomes of patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: a cohort study.

from Lancet - 21 Jan 14

Long-term outcomes of patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: a cohort study. Lancet. 2014 Jan 16; Authors: Pietersen E, Ignatius E, Streicher EM, Mastrapa B, Padanilam X, Pooran A, Badri M, Lesosky M, van Helden P, Sirgel FA, Warren R, Dheda K Abstract BACKGROUND: Long-term treatment-related outcomes in patients with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis are unknown. We followed up a cohort of patients to address k



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Long walk to treatment for XDR tuberculosis in South Africa.

from Lancet - 21 Jan 14

Long walk to treatment for XDR tuberculosis in South Africa. Lancet. 2014 Jan 16; Authors: O'Donnell MR, Schluger NW PMID: 24439236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]



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Grand convergence: a future sustainable development goal?

from Lancet - 21 Jan 14

Grand convergence: a future sustainable development goal? Lancet. 2014 Jan 18;383(9913):187 Authors: The Lancet PMID: 24438854 [PubMed - in process]



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Do high rates of empirical treatment undermine the potential effect of new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis in high-burden settings?

from Lancet - 21 Jan 14

Do high rates of empirical treatment undermine the potential effect of new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis in high-burden settings? Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 14; Authors: Theron G, Peter J, Dowdy D, Langley I, Squire SB, Dheda K Abstract In tuberculosis-endemic settings, patients are often treated empirically, meaning that they are placed on treatment based on clinical symptoms or tests that do not provide a microbiological diagnosis (eg, chest radio



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Comparison of Force Exerted on the Sternum During a Sneeze Versus During Low-, Moderate-, and High-Intensity Bench Press Resistance Exercise With and Without the Valsalva Maneuver in Healthy Volunteer

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Comparison of Force Exerted on the Sternum During a Sneeze Versus During Low-, Moderate-, and High-Intensity Bench Press Resistance Exercise With and Without the Valsalva Maneuver in Healthy Volunteers. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 25; Authors: Adams J, Schmid J, Parker RD, Coast JR, Cheng D, Killian AD, McCray S, Strauss D, McLeroy Dejong S, Berbarie R Abstract Sternal precautions are intended to prevent complications after median sternotomy, but little data



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Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials on the Risk of Bleeding With Dabigatran.

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials on the Risk of Bleeding With Dabigatran. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 24; Authors: Bloom BJ, Filion KB, Atallah R, Eisenberg MJ Abstract Dabigatran is a univalent low-molecular-weight direct thrombin inhibitor that has been developed as an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). However, uncertainty remains regarding dabigatran's safety profile with respect to bleeding. Our objective was to compare the risk of



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Comparison of Intermediate-Term Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Versus Drug-Eluting Stents for Patients =75 Years of Age.

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Comparison of Intermediate-Term Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Versus Drug-Eluting Stents for Patients =75 Years of Age. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 12; Authors: Hannan EL, Zhong Y, Berger PB, Walford G, Curtis JP, Wu C, Venditti FJ, Higgins RS, Smith CR, Lahey SJ, King SB Abstract Several randomized controlled trials and observational studies have compared outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) with drug-eluting stents (DESs) and



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Comparison of the Safety and Feasibility of Arrhythmia Ablation Using the Amigo Robotic Remote Catheter System Versus Manual Ablation.

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Comparison of the Safety and Feasibility of Arrhythmia Ablation Using the Amigo Robotic Remote Catheter System Versus Manual Ablation. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 12; Authors: Datino T, Arenal A, Pelliza M, Hernández-Hernández J, Atienza F, González-Torrecilla E, Avila P, Bravo L, Fernández-Avilés F Abstract The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of using the Amigo Remote Catheter System (RCS) in arrhythmia ablation procedures. Becaus



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Usefulness of Right Ventricular Dysfunction to Predict New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Usefulness of Right Ventricular Dysfunction to Predict New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 25; Authors: Shimony A, Afilalo J, Flynn AW, Langleben D, Agnihotri AK, Morin JF, Shahian DM, Picard MH, Rudski LG Abstract Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is a serious yet common complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Risk factors for postoperative AF have been identifie



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Prognostic Value of Myocardial Ischemic Electrocardiographic Response in Patients With Normal Stress Echocardiographic Study.

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Prognostic Value of Myocardial Ischemic Electrocardiographic Response in Patients With Normal Stress Echocardiographic Study. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 25; Authors: Kobal SL, Wilkof-Segev R, Patchett MS, Vodonos A, Liel-Cohen N, Novack V, Bangalore S, Siegel RJ Abstract The prognostic value of ST-segment depression on exercise electrocardiogram (eECG) in the setting of a normal wall motion response in a stress echocardiographic study is not well defined. Th



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Effect of Digoxin on Shocks in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Defibrillator Patients With Coronary Artery Disease.

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Effect of Digoxin on Shocks in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Defibrillator Patients With Coronary Artery Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 25; Authors: Adelstein E, Schwartzman D, Jain S, Bazaz R, Saba S Abstract Digoxin provides symptomatic relief in patients with systolic heart failure, yet it has potential proarrhythmic mechanisms and has not been formally studied in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators (CRT-Ds). We evaluat



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Relation of Prenatal Diagnosis With One-Year Survival Rate for Infants With Congenital Heart Disease.

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Relation of Prenatal Diagnosis With One-Year Survival Rate for Infants With Congenital Heart Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 25; Authors: Wright LK, Ehrlich A, Stauffer N, Samai C, Kogon B, Oster ME Abstract Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects (CHDs) is increasingly common, but it is still unclear whether it translates to improved postoperative outcomes. We performed a retrospective cohort study of all infants (aged <1 year) who underwent s



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Relation Between Coronary Calcium and Major Bleeding After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute Coronary Syndromes (from the Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage Strategy and Ha

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Relation Between Coronary Calcium and Major Bleeding After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute Coronary Syndromes (from the Acute Catheterization and Urgent Intervention Triage Strategy and Harmonizing Outcomes With Revascularization and Stents in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trials). Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 25; Authors: Généreux P, Madhavan MV, Mintz GS, Maehara A, Kirtane AJ, Palmerini T, Tarigopula M, McAndrew T, Lansky AJ, Mehran R, Brener SJ, Stone GW



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Utilization of Evidence-Based Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome in High-Income and Low/Middle-Income Countries.

from Am J Cardiol - 21 Jan 14

Utilization of Evidence-Based Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome in High-Income and Low/Middle-Income Countries. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 12; Authors: Shimony A, Grandi SM, Pilote L, Joseph L, O'Loughlin J, Paradis G, Rinfret S, Sarrafzadegan N, Adamjee N, Yadav R, Gamra H, Diodati JG, Eisenberg MJ, for the ZESCA Investigators Abstract Limited data exist regarding the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in high-income countries compa


 

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