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AFMR Eastern Regional Meeting
March 16, 2018 | Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District | Pennsylvania
Deadline extended: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET
2018 Combined Annual Meeting of CSCTR and MWAFMR
April 26-27, 2018 | The Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites | Chicago
Early Bird Deadline: Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST
Final Deadline: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST
The National Council of the AFMR invites you to apply for the following AFMR National Awards. Recipients will present their work during an oral session at the 2018 Translational Science meeting to be held April 19-21, 2018 in Washington, DC. The application deadline is January 7, 2018.
Congratulations to our 2017 Recipients!
Last week, FASEB submitted two letters on the humane use of animals in biomedical and biological research. Addressing the leadership of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, FASEB’s first letter requested that they reject an amendment that would prohibit the Department of Veterans Affairs from conducting research using canine models. If passed, FASEB emphasized that this amendment would create obstacles in furthering initiatives to improve health for veterans.
The second letter responded to the request for information (RFI) on identifying regulatory reform initiatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FASEB focused its comments on USDA’s role in overseeing the use of animals in research, emphasizing recommendations from a joint report released last month on reducing regulatory burden.
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is pleased to announce the opening of abstract submission for Nutrition 2018, ASN’s inaugural flagship meeting, which will be held June 9-12, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. ASN encourages the submission of original research in the form of abstracts for presentation. Take advantage of this opportunity to:
All abstracts will be reviewed and scored by 3-5 ASN members. With the exception of abstracts submitted for protocols and methods, all abstracts must include study results. Please note that omission of study results may result in a rejected abstract. To submit an abstract, please visit the Nutrition 2018 abstract submission website.
The deadline for abstract submissions is January 18, 2018.
- Share your research with the greatest minds in nutrition science
- Become eligible for travel awards and scholarships
- Network with peers in academia, industry and government
- Publish your work in Current Developments in Nutrition, ASN’s open-access journal
- Be a part of history!
Investments in medical and health research and development grew 20.6 percent between 2013 and 2016, although R&D spending only accounts for a modest portion of the total $3.5 trillion of U.S. health expenditures, according to a Research America report.
Researchers analyzed data and estimates from public sources to review trends in financing healthcare research over the past four years.
A new report from Research America shows that investment in medical health research and development (R&D) is on the rise, with a 20.6% growth in spending from 2013 to 2016.
The report, developed from data derived from industry sources; federal, state, and local governments; academic and research institutions; hospital research centers; and grant-giving entities, found that the total amount that the United States spent on medical and health R&D in 2016 reached $171.8 billion.
Patient-centered assessment on disease burden, quality of life, and treatment satisfaction associated with acromegaly
Shuqian Liu, Daphne T Adelman, Yaping Xu, Jillone Sisco, Susan M Begelman, Susan M Webb, Xavier Badia, Tina K Thethi, Vivian Fonseca, Lizheng Shi
Journal of Investigative Medicine Nov 2017, jim-2017-000570; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000570
Airway transplantation of adipose stem cells protects against bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis
Pedro Llontop, Daniel Lopez-Fernandez, Bernardino Clavo, Juan Luis Afonso Martín, María D Fiuza-Pérez, Mariano García Arranz, Joaquín Calatayud, Laureano Molins López-Rodó, Khalid Alshehri, Adil Ayub, Wissam Raad, Faiz Bhora, NorbertoSantana-Rodríguez
Journal of Investigative Medicine Nov 2017, jim-2017-000494; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000494
Nutritional status plays a crucial role in the mortality of critically ill patients with acute renal failure
Haiyan Zhang, Xiaodong Zhang, Lei Dong
Journal of Investigative Medicine Nov 2017, jim-2017-000518; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000518
Trajectories of prostate-specific antigen after treatment for prostate cancer
Ziyue Wu, Mihaela Aslan, Haiqun Lin, John Ko, Krishnan Radhakrishnan, Carolyn K Wells, Edward Uchio, John Concato
Journal of Investigative Medicine Nov 2017, jim-2017-000627; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000627
Diabetes and pre-eclampsia affecting pregnancy: a retrospective cross-sectional study
Ram R Kalagiri, Niraj Vora, Jessica L Wilson, Syeda H Afroze, Venkata N Raju, Vinayak Govande, Madhava R Beeram, Thomas J Kuehl, Mohammad Nasir Uddin
Journal of Investigative Medicine Nov 2017, jim-2017-000537; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000537
Impact of weight loss on inflammation and red blood cell biomarkers after laparoscopic gastric banding surgery
Susana Coimbra, Cátia Ferreira, Luís Belo, Petronila Rocha-Pereira, Alice Catarino, Luís Monteiro, Cristina Catarino, AliceSantos-Silva
Journal of Investigative Medicine Nov 2017, jim-2017-000528; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000528
Cytokeratin-18 and enhanced liver fibrosis scores in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and effects of two different insulins
Arun Sanyal, Kenneth Cusi, Mark L Hartman, Shuyu Zhang, Edward J Bastyr, Juliana M Bue-Valleskey, Annette M Chang, Axel Haupt, Scott J Jacober, Robert J Konrad, Qianyi Zhang, Byron J Hoogwerf
Journal of Investigative Medicine Nov 2017, jim-2017-000609; DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000609
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Recurrent Lactobacillus Bacteremia in a Patient with Leukemia
Michael McPhaul, MD,
Lactobacillus species are a commensal flora of the human gastrointestinal and the female genitourinary tract. Lactobacilli especially the rhamnosus species, are common components of commercial probiotics. They are rarely associated with pathology in immunocompetent people, but they have been known to cause dental caries, bacteremia, and endocarditis in patients with suppressed immune function. Cases of Lactobacillus bacteremia have been reported in patients with acute myeloid leukemia, large granular lymphocytic leukemia, and in transplant recipients. In this article, we report a strange case of recurrent Lactobacillus bacteremia causing multiple episodes of fever of unknown origin in a patient with leukemia. This report is unique as Lactobacillus is not recognized as a common source of bacteremia. Moreover, the source of the bacillus continued to elude us even after extensive investigation. READ MORE
Disseminated Mycobacterium avium-Intracellulare Complex Infection Presenting With Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in an AIDS Patient
Disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) infection is one of the relatively common opportunistic infections seen in severely immunocompromised AIDS patients. A constellation of clinical, laboratory, and pathological features involving multiple organ systems are often present in disseminated MAC infection but disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has not been previously described in association with this condition. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of DIC complicating disseminated MAC infection in an AIDS patient. In this article, we present the case of a 33-year-old AIDS patient with high viral load, CD4 lymphocyte count of 1/mm3, who presented with nonspecific symptoms, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and increased lactate dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase, and ferritin. She also had abnormal coagulation parameters and features compatible with chronic DIC. Bone marrow biopsy assisted in making the correct diagnosis. She also later grew MAC from blood and sputum cultures. There were no other factors identified after a complete workup to explain DIC in this patient. After commencement of appropriate MAC therapy, she initially had a good response with some improvement of her coagulation parameters. Few months later, however, probably attributable to poor medication compliance, her condition deteriorated with development of thromboembolism, full-fledged DIC, sepsis, and an eventual fatal outcome. This case illustrates the importance of including disseminated MAC in the differential diagnosis of DIC in an AIDS patient. READ MORE
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HealthDay News via Monthly Prescribing Reference
An increased β-blocker dose is associated with a greater prognostic advantage in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and diabetes than in those with CHF but no diabetes, according to a study published online in Diabetes Care. Researchers assessed the impact of β-blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) on mortality in CHF patients with and without diabetes in a prospective cohort study. They recruited 1,797 patients with CHF from 2006 to 2014, and mean follow-up was four years.
Although the NSAID diclofenac decreased antibiotic use among women with uncomplicated lower UTI, it increased the median duration of symptoms and may elevate the risk for pyelonephritis, compared with the antibiotic norfloxacin, according to findings published in the BMJ.
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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression surgery does not reduce pain any more than arthroscopy alone in people with shoulder impingement, researchers say. "[T]he findings from our study suggest that surgery might not provide a clinically significant benefit over no treatment, and that there is no benefit of decompression over placebo surgery," said Andrew Carr, ChM, DSc, from the National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, in a news release.
Wiley via Medical Xpress
A new study provides insights into the interaction between alcohol consumption and metabolic factors in predicting severe liver disease in the general population. The findings, which are published in Hepatology, indicate that multiple components of the metabolic syndrome affect the risk of severe liver disease in conjunction with alcohol consumption at levels that are typically thought to not cause liver damage.
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|April 26-27, 2018
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