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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437275/descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-after-failed-descemet-stripping-without-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Rohini Rao, Durga S Borkar, Kathryn A Colby, Peter B Veldman
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical course, surgical experience, and postoperative outcomes of 3 patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy who underwent Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) after failed Descemet stripping without endothelial keratoplasty. METHODS: Three patients who underwent DMEK for management of persistent corneal edema after deliberate Descemet stripping in the setting of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy were identified. Patients were examined at day 1, week 1, and months 1, 3, and 6 after DMEK...
April 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436155/the-mobius-airo-mobile-ct-for-image-guided-proton-therapy-characterization-commissioning
#2
Jasmine A Oliver, Omar A Zeidan, Sanford L Meeks, Amish P Shah, Jason Pukala, Patrick Kelly, Naren R Ramakrishna, Twyla R Willoughby
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the Mobius AIRO Mobile CT System for localization and image-guided proton therapy. This is the first known application of the AIRO for proton therapy. METHODS: Five CT images of a Catphan(®) 504 phantom were acquired on the AIRO Mobile CT System, Varian EDGE radiosurgery system cone beam CT (CBCT), Philips Brilliance Big Bore 16 slice CT simulator, and Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS 20 slice CT simulator. DoseLAB software v...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436136/effects-of-ferric-carboxymaltose-on-hospitalisations-and-mortality-rates-in-iron-deficient-heart-failure-patients-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Stefan D Anker, Bridget-Anne Kirwan, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Gerasimos Filippatos, Josep Comin-Colet, Frank Ruschitzka, Thomas F Lüscher, Gregory P Arutyunov, Michael Motro, Claudio Mori, Bernard Roubert, Stuart J Pocock, Piotr Ponikowski
AIMS: Iron deficiency (ID) is a common co-morbidity in patients with heart failure (HF) and has been suggested to be associated with poor prognosis. Recently completed double-blind randomised controlled trials (RCTs) studying HF patients with ID have shown improvements in functional capacity, symptoms and quality of life when treated with i.v. ferric carboxymaltose (FCM). This individual patient data meta-analysis investigates the effect of FCM vs. placebo on recurrent hospitalisations and mortality in HF patients with ID...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435528/discovery-of-highly-selective-inhibitors-of-the-immunoproteasome-low-molecular-mass-polypeptide-2-lmp2-subunit
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Henry W B Johnson, Janet L Anderl, Erin K Bradley, John Bui, Jeffrey Jones, Shirin Arastu-Kapur, Lisa M Kelly, Eric Lowe, David C Moebius, Tony Muchamuel, Christopher Kirk, Zhengping Wang, Dustin McMinn
Building upon the success of bortezomib (VELCADE) and carfilzomib (KYPROLIS), the design of a next generation of inhibitors targeting specific subunits within the immunoproteasome is of interest for the treatment of autoimmune disease. There are three catalytic subunits within the immunoproteasome (low molecular mass polypeptide-7, -2, and multicatalytic endopeptidase complex subunit-1; LMP7, LMP2, and MECL-1), and a campaign was undertaken to design a potent and selective LMP2 inhibitor with sufficient properties to allow for sustained inhibition in vivo...
April 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431028/hybrid-de-novo-genome-assembly-of-the-chinese-herbal-fleabane-erigeron-breviscapus
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Jing Yang, Guanghui Zhang, Jing Zhang, Hui Liu, Wei Chen, Xiao Wang, Yahe Li, Yang Dong, Shengchao Yang
Background: The plants in the Erigeron genus of the Compositae (Asteraceae) family are commonly called fleabanes, possibly due to the belief that certain chemicals in these plants repel fleas. In the traditional Chinese medicine, Erigeron breviscapus , which is native to China, was widely used in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease. A handful of bioactive compounds, including scutellarin, 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid, and 3,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid, have been isolated from the plant...
April 18, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429109/associations-of-maximal-voluntary-isometric-hip-extension-torque-with-muscle-size-of-hamstring-and-gluteus-maximus-and-intra-abdominal-pressure
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Kota Tayashiki, Kosuke Hirata, Kiraku Ishida, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Naokazu Miyamoto
PURPOSE: Muscle size of the hamstring and gluteus maximus (GM) as well as intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) are considered as factors affecting the torque development during hip extension. This study examined the associations of torque development during maximal voluntary isometric hip extension with IAP and muscle size of the hamstring and GM. METHODS: Anatomical cross-sectional area (ACSA) of the hamstring and thickness of GM were determined in 20 healthy young males using an ultrasonography apparatus (Experiment 1)...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427991/impact-of-the-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-on-serotype-distribution-of-adult-non-invasive-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-in-tokai-region-japan-2008-2016
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Yuri Furuya, Yuka Yamagishi, Hayato Okade, Takumi Kadota, Tori Funatsu, Maki Eto, Nobuhiko Nomura, Junichi Mitsuyama, Hiroshige Mikamo
The introduction of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) in February 2010 markedly reduced the burden of invasive pneumococcal disease and changed serotype distribution in Japan. In November 2013, PCV7 was replaced by the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13). We investigated the serotype distribution and susceptibility trends of non-invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates collected from adult patients. A total of 504 pneumococcal isolates were collected during 4 periods between 2008 and 2016 (Period 1; between June 2008 and April 2009, Period 2; between September 2010 and March 2011, Period 3; between October 2011 and March 2012, Period 4; between August 2015 and January 2016)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427165/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Xixi Zhao, Jingkun Qu, Yuchen Sun, Jizhao Wang, Xu Liu, Feidi Wang, Hong Zhang, Wen Wang, Xingcong Ma, Xiaoyan Gao, Shuqun Zhang
PURPOSE: Tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) are important prognostic factors and have been proved to be associated with the invasion and migration of various cancer. However, the relationship between TAMs and breast cancer outcomes remains unclear. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Sixteen studies with a total of 4,541 breast cancer patients were included in this meta-analysis. Correlation of TAMs with overall survival (OS), disease-free survival(DFS), relapse-free survival (RFS), breast cancer special survival (BCSS) and clinicopathological features were analyzed...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426402/molecular-identification-of-thelandros-scleratus-and-thelastoma-icemi-nematoda-oxyruida-using-mitochondrial-cox-1-sequences
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Anshu Chaudhary, Garima Kansal, Neetu Singh, Kumari Shobhna, Manu Verma, Hridaya S Singh
Two species of parasitic nematodes collected from the intestine of Brook's House Gecko, Hemidactylus brooki and American cockroach, Periplaneta americana L. The parasites were identified as Thelandros scleratus and Thelastoma icemi by PCR amplification method. Subsequently, sequence analysis of mt cox1 (504 and 540 bp) for T. scleratus and T. icemi respectively revealed that these sequences showed maximum similarity of 90% (in case of T. scleratus), 77% (in case of T. icemi), to nematode sequences available on GenBank...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422736/identification-of-map-kinase-pathways-as-therapeutic-targets-in-gallbladder-carcinoma-using-targeted-parallel-sequencing
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Mengdan Li, Lihong Chen, Yiping Qu, Fang Sui, Qi Yang, Meiju Ji, Bingyin Shi, Mingwei Chen, Peng Hou
The aim of this study was to profile somatic mutation spectrum in gallbladder cancers (GBCs), and determine the role of MAP kinase pathway in GBC by a series of in vitro and in vivo studies. We performed targeted massively parallel sequencing of DNA isolated from GBCs and matched blood from 14 GBC patients to search for mutations in 504 genes commonly altered in human cancers. We identified recurrent mutations enriched in several major signaling pathways including MAP kinase, Wnt/β-catenin and NF-κB pathways...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417028/general-anaesthesia-protocols-for-patients-undergoing-electroconvulsive-therapy-retrospective-analysis-of-504-sessions-over-a-five-year-period-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-oman
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Aravind Narayanan, Chandar Lal, Hamed Al-Sinawi
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to review general anaesthesia protocols for patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at a tertiary care hospital in Oman, particularly with regards to clinical profile, potential drug interactions and patient outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective study took place at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Muscat, Oman. The electronic medical records of patients undergoing ECT at SQUH between January 2010 and December 2014 were reviewed for demographic characteristics and therapy details...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416998/prevalence-and-trends-of-pain-associated-with-chronic-diseases-and-personal-out-of-pocket-medical-expenditures-in-korea
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Sun Mi Shin
BACKGROUND: There have been few studies about pain using a big data. The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of pain, and trends of pain associated with chronic diseases and personal out-of-pocket medical expenditures over time. METHODS: Subjects were 58,151 individuals, using the Korea Health Panel from 2009 to 2013. Chi-square and multinomial logistic regression were conducted to identify the prevalence and odds ratios (ORs) of pain. Repeated measures ANOVA was used to find the trend over these 5 years...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414972/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-quantification-of-ac0010-a-novel-mutant-selective-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-inhibitor-and-its-metabolites-in-human-plasma-and-the-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Lu Wang, Xin Zheng, Weicong Wang, Pei Hu, Ji Jiang
AC0010 is an irreversible, mutant-selective EGFR inhibitor that effectively inhibits EGFR active and T790M resistance mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method was developed and fully validated for determining AC0010 and its metabolites in human plasma. The samples were purified by solid-phase extraction (SPE) columns and separated on a BEH C18 column. Electrospray ionization (ESI) in positive ion mode and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) were used to monitor the ion transitions of AC0010 (m/z 488→257) and its metabolites M1 (m/z 474→403), M2 (m/z 504→487), M4 (m/z 434→377), M7 (m/z 490→405), MII-1 (m/z 651→434) and MII-2 (m/z 609→434)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412600/dna-methylation-changes-at-trem2-intron-1-and-trem2-mrna-expression-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yuki Ozaki, Yuta Yoshino, Kiyohiro Yamazaki, Tomoko Sao, Yoko Mori, Shinichiro Ochi, Taku Yoshida, Takaaki Mori, Jun-Ichi Iga, Shu-Ichi Ueno
OBJECTIVES: Recent genome-wide association studies revealed that Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (TREM2) was associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. We previously reported that TREM2 mRNA is highly expressed in leukocytes of AD patients compared to those in healthy controls. However, the mechanism of TREM2 expression change is still not known. In this study, we examined the involvement of the DNA methylation status of TREM2 in its high gene expression...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412210/imp3-expression-in-biopsy-specimens-as-a-diagnostic-biomarker-for-colorectal-cancer
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Qingzhu Wei, Hui Zhou, Ling Zhong, Liyin Shi, Jianghuan Liu, Qiao Yang, Tong Zhao
No single biological marker is used in routine diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) in endoscopic biopsies. IMP3 is a good independent prognostic biomarker for CRC. However, the expression of IMP3 in hyperplastic polyp (HP) and adenoma has not yet been studied. Moreover, no studies have established the diagnostic value of IMP3 in biopsies. This study aims to assess IMP3 expression in HP, adenoma, and CRC in resection specimens and investigated its value in diagnosis of CRC in biopsies. A total of 1328 specimens (633 of polypectomy; 395 surgical resections; 300 biopsies) were retrospectively analysed...
April 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408834/predictive-values-of-d-dimer-assay-grace-scores-and-timi-scores-for-adverse-outcome-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Muhammet Hulusi Satilmisoglu, Sinem Ozbay Ozyilmaz, Mehmet Gul, Hayriye Ak Yildirim, Osman Kayapinar, Kadir Gokturk, Huseyin Aksu, Korhan Erkanli, Abdurrahman Eksik
PURPOSE: To determine the predictive values of D-dimer assay, Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) and Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk scores for adverse outcome in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 234 patients (mean age: 57.2±11.7 years, 75.2% were males) hospitalized with NSTEMI were included. Data on D-dimer assay, GRACE and TIMI risk scores were recorded. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine the risk factors predicting increased mortality...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408323/apolipoprotein-a-isoform-size-lipoprotein-a-concentration-and-coronary-artery-disease-a-mendelian-randomisation-analysis
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Danish Saleheen, Philip C Haycock, Wei Zhao, Asif Rasheed, Adam Taleb, Atif Imran, Shahid Abbas, Faisal Majeed, Saba Akhtar, Nadeem Qamar, Khan Shah Zaman, Zia Yaqoob, Tahir Saghir, Syed Nadeem Hasan Rizvi, Anis Memon, Nadeem Hayyat Mallick, Mohammad Ishaq, Syed Zahed Rasheed, Fazal-Ur-Rehman Memon, Khalid Mahmood, Naveeduddin Ahmed, Philippe Frossard, Sotirios Tsimikas, Joseph L Witztum, Santica Marcovina, Manjinder Sandhu, Daniel J Rader, John Danesh
BACKGROUND: The lipoprotein(a) pathway is a causal factor in coronary heart disease. We used a genetic approach to distinguish the relevance of two distinct components of this pathway, apolipoprotein(a) isoform size and circulating lipoprotein(a) concentration, to coronary heart disease. METHODS: In this mendelian randomisation study, we measured lipoprotein(a) concentration and determined apolipoprotein(a) isoform size with a genetic method (kringle IV type 2 [KIV2] repeats in the LPA gene) and a serum-based electrophoretic assay in patients and controls (frequency matched for age and sex) from the Pakistan Risk of Myocardial Infarction Study (PROMIS)...
April 10, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407457/dynamics-of-sediment-carbon-stocks-across-intertidal-wetland-habitats-of-moreton-bay-australia
#18
Matthew A Hayes, Amber Jesse, Bruce Hawke, Jeff Baldock, Basam Tabet, David Lockington, Catherine E Lovelock
Coastal wetlands are known for high carbon storage within their sediments, but our understanding of the variation in carbon storage among intertidal habitats, particularly over geomorphological settings and along elevation gradients, are limited. Here, we collected 352 cores from 18 sites across Moreton Bay, Australia. We assessed variation in sediment organic carbon (OC) stocks among different geomorphological settings (wetlands within riverine settings along with those with reduced riverine influence located on tide-dominated sand islands), across elevation gradients, with distance from shore and among habitat and vegetation types...
April 13, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403226/function-of-translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-tctp-in-eudrilus-eugeniae-regeneration
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Elaiya Raja Subramanian, Nino Gopi Daisy, Dinesh Kumar Sudalaimani, Kalidas Ramamoorthy, Subburathinam Balakrishnan, Jackson Durairaj Selvan Christyraj, Vaithilingaraja Arumugaswami, Sudhakar Sivasubramaniam
TCTP (Translationally Controlled Tumour Protein) is a multifunctional protein that plays a role in the development, immune system, tumour reversion, and maintenance of stem cells. The mRNA of the Tpt1 gene is over-expressed during liver regeneration. But, the function of the protein in regeneration is not known. To study the role of the protein in regeneration, the earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae was chosen. First, the full length cDNA of the Tpt1 gene was sequenced. The size of the cDNA is 504 bp and the protein has 167 amino acids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401580/military-sexual-trauma-is-associated-with-post-deployment-eating-disorders-among-afghanistan-and-iraq-veterans
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Rebecca K Blais, Emily Brignone, Shira Maguen, Marjorie E Carter, Jamison D Fargo, Adi V Gundlapalli
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the association of military sexual trauma (MST) screen status with eating disorder diagnoses among veterans within 1- and 5-years after initiating Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care, and whether the association varied by sex. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study of US Afghanistan/Iraq veterans who used VHA services between FY 2004 and 2014 (N = 595,525). This study used VHA administrative data to assess the presence of eating disorder diagnoses in medical records within 1- and 5-years of initiating VHA care, and whether a positive screen for MST was associated with eating disorders...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
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