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Patient experience: Driving outcomes at the heart of healthcare

There is no longer a question that patient experience matters in healthcare today. It matters for those that are cared for and served and matters to all those working each and every day to provide the best in care at all touch points across the healthcare continuum. With this recognition, there too needs to be a change in mindset about patient experience itself. When addressing the ...

The patient experience movement moves on

boundless. Jason A. Wolf, PhD Founding Editor April 30, 2015 Wolf , Jason A. PhD; Niederhauser , Victoria DrPH , RN; Marshburn, Dianne PhD , RN, NE-BC; and LaVela , Sherri L. PhD, MPH , MBA ( 2014

Can insurance provide the US dairy farm safety net?

US farm programs have been moving towards using insurance to provide the farm safety net for many years but this policy transformation has not been realized for dairy farms. Historically, support for dairy farmers focused on milk price but has been declining in real terms for decades. Dairy policy in the US has been in flux because of the recent increases in feed price levels and ...

Expanding the dialogue on patient experience

the Health Services Research Commons 0 1 0 Jason A. Wolf PhD Editor, Patient Experience Journal, President, Th e Beryl Institute 1 Jason A. Wolf , PhD, Editor, Patient Experience Journal, President ... delivering care. It is a cause for which we should remain relentless. Welcome again to the inaugural issue of Patient Experience Journal. Here is to the start of a great journey together. Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D

The patient experience movement moment

For years, the patient experience movement has continued to gain momentum. From a novel concept, there is an emerging consensus that the patient experience is a fundamental aspect of provider quality; one that complements established clinical process and outcome measures but is neither subsumed nor secondary to them. An increasing volume of research as encouraged by publications ...

Evidence for Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 as a Mediator of Amphetamine-Enhanced Motor Improvement following Stroke

Previously we have shown that addition of amphetamine to physical therapy results in enhanced motor improvement following stroke in rats, which was associated with the formation of new motor pathways from cortical projection neurons of the contralesional cortex. It is unclear what mechanisms are involved, but amphetamine is known to induce the neuronal release of catecholamines as ...

Infinite dimensional multiplicity free spaces III: matrix coefficients and regular functions

Joseph A. Wolf In earlier papers we studied direct limits (G, K ) = lim (Gn , Kn ) of two types of Gelfand pairs. The first type was that in which the Gn/Kn are compact Riemannian symmetric spaces

Intrathecal heat shock protein 60 mediates neurodegeneration and demyelination in the CNS through a TLR4- and MyD88-dependent pathway

Background Toll-like receptors (TLR) constitute a highly conserved class of receptors through which the innate immune system responds to both pathogen- and host-derived factors. Although TLRs are involved in a wide range of central nervous system (CNS) disorders including neurodegenerative diseases, the molecular events leading from CNS injury to activation of these innate immune ...

Glioma-Associated Microglia/Macrophages Display an Expression Profile Different from M1 and M2 Polarization and Highly Express Gpnmb and Spp1

Malignant glioma belong to the most aggressive neoplasms in humans with no successful treatment available. Patients suffering from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the highest-grade glioma, have an average survival time of only around one year after diagnosis. Both microglia and peripheral macrophages/monocytes accumulate within and around glioma, but fail to exert effective ...

Ungulate herbivory modifies the effects of climate change on mountain forests

Management, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, ETH Zurich) was of great assistance in the revision of the tree species-specific browsing sensitivities. A. Wolf acknowledges funding by the Swiss NCCR Climate

Glioma-derived versican promotes tumor expansion via glioma-associated microglial/macrophages Toll-like receptor 2 signaling

Background Accumulation and infiltration of microglia/brain macrophages around and into glioma tissue promote tumor invasion and expansion. One tumor-promoting mechanism of microglia/brain macrophages is upregulation of membrane type 1 matrix metalloprotease (MT1-MMP), which promotes the degradation of extracellular matrix. MT1-MMP upregulation is induced by soluble factors ...

Regulation of transcriptome, translation, and proteome in response to environmental stress in fission yeast

Dieter A Wolf 2 Jrg Bhler 0 0 Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment and UCL Cancer Institute, University College London , Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT , UK 1 The Salk

Admixture Mapping and Subsequent Fine-Mapping Suggests a Biologically Relevant and Novel Association on Chromosome 11 for Type 2 Diabetes in African Americans

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a complex metabolic disease that disproportionately affects African Americans. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified several loci that contribute to T2D in European Americans, but few studies have been performed in admixed populations. We first performed a GWAS of 1,563 African Americans from the Vanderbilt Genome-Electronic Records Project ...

Toll-like receptor 2 mediates microglia/brain macrophage MT1-MMP expression and glioma expansion

Background Glioblastomas are the most aggressive primary brain tumors in humans. Microglia/brain macrophage accumulation in and around the tumor correlates with malignancy and poor clinical prognosis of these tumors. We have previously shown that microglia promote glioma expansion through upregulation of membrane type 1 matrix metalloprotease (MT1-MMP). This upregulation depends on ...

Toward a Public Toxicogenomics Capability for Supporting Predictive Toxicology: Survey of Current Resources and Chemical Indexing of Experiments in GEO and ArrayExpress

A publicly available toxicogenomics capability for supporting predictive toxicology and meta-analysis depends on availability of gene expression data for chemical treatment scenarios, the ability to locate and aggregate such information by chemical, and broad data coverage within chemical, genomics, and toxicological information domains. This capability also depends on common ...

Chemical genetics approach to restoring p27Kip1 reveals novel compounds with antiproliferative activity in prostate cancer cells

Background The cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor p27Kip1 is downregulated in a majority of human cancers due to ectopic proteolysis by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. The expression of p27 is subject to multiple mechanisms of control involving several transcription factors, kinase pathways and at least three different ubiquitin ligases (SCFSKP2, KPC, Pirh2), which regulate ...