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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!
In October 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a change in its definition of a clinical trial, to take effect in January 2015. The new definition, which applies only to NIH-funded clinical trials, reads: “A research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include a placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.” At the time, few in the research community paid attention, but as the implementation begins, researchers are learning more about who will be affected.
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 House Republican tax reform plan could discourage careers in science and stifle medical progress by making graduate school less affordable, according to science groups.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science and more than 50 scientific and engineering societies asked the Senate in a Nov. 29 letter not to support language in the House-passed tax reform bill (H.R. 1) that would change some financial aid programs for graduate students to taxable income. The groups sent their letter the same day the Senate voted 52-48 to begin floor debate on the tax bill, moving the Senate version closer to a reconciliation with the House bill.
Imagine a young child named Sam, maybe five or six years old, with big eyes, a broad smile, and three big goals: 1) to be a firefighter someday; 2) to go snowboarding with his cousins; and 3) to find a cure for the disease that makes his first two goals an impossibility.
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.
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
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New recommendations issued by the 2017 Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters support intranasal corticosteroid as monotherapy rather than in combination with an oral antihistamine for treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis in people aged 12 years or older, according to guidelines published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Two cardiac valve prostheses, similar in capability, offer the prospect of significant relief of mitral regurgitation (MR) via transcatheter mitral-valve replacement (TMVR) for patients who are ineligible for mitral-valve surgery.
In the Intrepid (Medtronic) pilot trial reported at TCT 2017, ECG studies confirmed that all patients who received the Intrepid TMVR device had either mild or no MR on follow-up, compared with 96% with severe MR at baseline.
Radiological Society of North America via Medical Xpress
Researchers using CT scans and 3-D printing have created accurate, custom-designed prosthetic replacements for damaged parts of the middle ear, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The technique has the potential to improve a surgical procedure that often fails because of incorrectly sized prosthetic implants, researchers said.
More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought. Roughly 91 million adults had arthritis in 2015. But the most surprising fact was that nearly one-third of sufferers were aged 18 to 64, a new study found. Those estimates are 68 percent higher than previously reported.
Stellenbosch University researchers have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) directly impacts the brain in the early stages of the infection. It has long been known that many people with HIV also experience negative cognitive symptoms, such as depression, forgetfulness, etc. However, it was unclear whether it was caused by such patients' physical illness, or whether the HI virus had a direct effect on the brain.
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|March 16, 2018
||Eastern Regional Meeting
|April 19-21, 2018
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|April 21-25, 2018
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|April 26-27, 2018
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