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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549047/health-related-quality-of-life-and-sleep-disorders-in-patients-with-a-urostomy-is-there-a-relationship
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Chie Furukawa, Ikuharu Morioka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and sleep disorders in persons living with a urostomy. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive study. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS: Eighty-six adults with a urostomy who were cared for in a stoma outpatient clinic of a hospital in Osaka, Japan, for at least 1 month before data collection, and who were attending support group meetings comprised the sample...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547950/increased-risk-of-thai-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-the-mir196a2-t-c-polymorphism
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Sarinthorn Rakmanee, Samart Pakakasama, Suradej Hongeng, Sirima Sanguansin, Acharawan Thongmee, Wanida Pongstaporn
Objectives: This study assessed associations of the miR196a2 (rs11614913) T>C polymorphism withsusceptibility to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and clinical outcomes. Materials and Methods: Blood DNA samples from 104 childhood ALL patients and 180 healthy children were studied for the miR-196a2 (rs11614913) polymorphism using a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment-length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) approach. Results: The frequency of the miR-196a2 (rs11614913) T allele in controls was 0...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544389/bimetal-organic-framework-derivation-of-ball-cactus-like-ni-sn-p-c-cnt-as-long-cycle-anode-for-lithium-ion-battery
#3
Ruoling Dai, Weiwei Sun, Li-Ping Lv, Minghong Wu, Hao Liu, Guoxiu Wang, Yong Wang
Metal phosphides are a new class of potential high-capacity anodes for lithium ion batteries, but their short cycle life is the critical problem to hinder its practical application. A unique ball-cactus-like microsphere of carbon coated NiP2 /Ni3 Sn4 with deep-rooted carbon nanotubes (Ni-Sn-P@C-CNT) is demonstrated in this work to solve this problem. Bimetal-organic-frameworks (BMOFs, Ni-Sn-BTC, BTC refers to 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid) are formed by a two-step uniform microwave-assisted irradiation approach and used as the precursor to grow Ni-Sn@C-CNT, Ni-Sn-P@C-CNT, yolk-shell Ni-Sn@C, and Ni-Sn-P@C...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540099/genetic-variations-and-mrna-expression-of-nrf2-in-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Caroline Ran, Karin Wirdefeldt, Lovisa Brodin, Mehrafarin Ramezani, Marie Westerlund, Fengqing Xiang, Anna Anvret, Thomas Willows, Olof Sydow, Anders Johansson, Dagmar Galter, Per Svenningsson, Andrea Carmine Belin
Nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (NRF2) encodes a transcription factor regulating mechanisms of cellular protection and is activated by oxidative stress. NRF2 has therefore been hypothesized to confer protection against Parkinson's disease and so far an NRF2 haplotype has been reported to decrease the risk of developing disease and delay disease onset. Also NRF2 adopts a nuclear localization in Parkinson's disease, which is indicative of increased NRF2 activity. We have investigated the association between NRF2 and Parkinson's disease in a Swedish case-control material and whether NRF2 expression levels correlate with NRF2 genetic variants, disease, or disease onset...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537056/comparison-of-antidiabetic-regimens-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-uncontrolled-by-combination-therapy-of-sulfonylurea-and-metformin-results-of-the-mohas-disease-registry-in-korea
#5
Sung Hee Choi, Tae Jung Oh, Hak Chul Jang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the glucose-lowering efficacy of antidiabetic treatments in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) uncontrolled by sulfonylurea plus metformin. METHODS: This open-label, multicenter, prospective, observational study was conducted in 144 centers in Korea, from June 2008 to July 2010, and included patients with T2DM who had received sulfonylurea and metformin for at least 3 months and had levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) >7...
May 11, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534372/serum-expression-level-of-mir-504-can-differentiate-between-glioblastoma-multiforme-and-solitary-brain-metastasis-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
#6
Zheng Jin, Ri-Hua Jin, Chi Ma, Hai-Song Li, Hai-Yang Xu
PURPOSE: Gliomas are the most common primary intracranial tumors of the central nervous system (CNS), accounting for about one third of all brain tumors. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the aggressive grade IV glioma with survival as low as 2-5% in the second year post-diagnosis, hence necessitating efficient diagnostic markers. More than 50% of the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) brain metastases are solitary lesions, often difficult to differentiate from gliomas by conventional imaging diagnostics...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533144/discovery-of-two-p-superfamily-conotoxins-lt9a-and-lt9b-with-different-modifications-on-voltage-sensitive-sodium-channels
#7
Lei Wang, Junliang Liu, Zhenghua Ren, Yu Chen, Anlong Xu
In this work, two P-superfamily conotoxins, lt9a and lt9b, were purified and characterized from the crude venom of Conus litteratus. The amino acid sequences of lt9a and lt9b were determined by the Edman degradation method. It has been suggested that both lt9a and lt9b are produced from the precursor encoded by the gene Lt9.1. During the conotoxin maturation process, different post-translational modifications occurred between lt9a and lt9b. Conotoxin lt9b was predicted to have two prolines that underwent hydroxylation and one glutamate that underwent carboxylation, while lt9a had no hydroxyproline and carboxyglutamate residue...
May 19, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527644/conceptual-structure-of-health-related-quality-of-life-for-persons-with-traumatic-brain-injury-confirmatory-factor-analysis-of-the-tbi-qol
#8
Mark Sherer, Julia Maria Paul Poritz, David Tulsky, Pamela Kisala, Luis Leon-Novelo, Esther Ngan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factor structure of the Traumatic Brain Injury - Quality of Life (TBI-QOL) measurement system. DESIGN: Observational. SETTING: 3 TBI Model Systems rehabilitation centers in the US PARTICIPANTS: and Methods: 20 TBI-QOL item banks were administered to a sample of 504 community-dwelling adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as part of a study of TBI classification. A subsample of n=200 participants was randomly selected for exploratory factor analyses (EFA), while data from the remaining 304 participants were used for the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)...
May 17, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525995/do-socio-cultural-factors-influence-college-students-self-rated-health-status-and-health-promoting-lifestyles-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-study-in-dalian-china
#9
Sainyugu Lolokote, Tesfaldet Habtemariam Hidru, Xiaofeng Li
BACKGROUND: An unhealthy lifestyle of college students is an important public health concern, but few studies have been undertaken to examine the role of socio-cultural differences. METHODS: For this cross-sectional comparative study, data on college students' health-promoting lifestyles (HPL), as measured using the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP-II) scale, and self-rated health status (SRH) as measured by Sub-Optimal Health Measurement Scale (SHMS V1...
May 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515373/how-accurately-does-the-brief-job-stress-questionnaire-identify-workerswith-or-without-potential-psychological-distress
#10
Akizumi Tsutsumi, Akiomi Inoue, Hisashi Eguchi
OBJECTIVES: The manual for the Japanese Stress Check Program recommends use of the Brief Job Stress Questionnaire (BJSQ) from among the program's instruments and proposes criteria for defining "high-stress" workers. This study aimed to examine how accurately the BJSQ identifies workers with or without potential psychological distress. METHODS: We used an online survey to administer the BJSQ with a psychological distress scale (K6) to randomly selected workers (n=1,650)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514598/the-communal-relation-of-mthfr-mtr-ace-gene-polymorphisms-and-hyperhomocysteinemia-as-conceivable-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Rizwan Masud, Haider Zaigham Baqai
Homocysteine and its modulating genes have strongly emerged as novel biomarkers for coronary artery disease (CAD). In present study, we investigated whether polymorphisms in homocysteine pathway genes and the plasma levels of homocysteine, folate and vitamin B12, independently or in combination, are associated with CAD risk. A total of 504 participants were recruited (cases n = 254, controls n = 250, respectively). Tetra primer allele refractory mutation system (ARMS) PCR was used for resolving the genotypes of 5'10' methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 'MTHFR' polymorphisms (rs1801133, rs1801131), 5' methyl tetrahydrofolate homocysteine methyltransferase 'MTR' polymorphism (rs1805087), paroxanse1 'PON1' polymorphism (rs662), and cystathionine beta synthase 'CBS' polymorphism (rs5742905)...
May 17, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511328/-effects-of-apolipoprotein-e-deficiency-on-sphingosine-1-phosphate-distribution-in-plasma-and-lipoproteins-of-mice
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X Q Yang, Y Yu, S D Guo, Y J Cui, G L Hu, L Feng, D X Wang, S C Qin
Objective: To investigate the effects of apolipoprotein E deficiency (Apo E(-/-)) on plasma and lipoprotein distribution of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in mice. Methods: Five male or female Apo E(-/-) or wild type (WT) mice were fed with chow diet and sacrificed at 32-week-age and plasma was collected. The constituents of lipoprotein(very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL)) were separated by ultracentrifuge. The protein concentration of constituents was detected by BCA protein quantitative kit, and the S1P concentration in plasma and various lipoprotein constituents was detected by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
May 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510740/propofol-based-anaesthesia-versus-sevoflurane-based-anaesthesia-for-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-results-of-the-vapor-1-randomized-controlled-trial
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G J Nieuwenhuijs-Moeke, V B Nieuwenhuijs, M A J Seelen, S P Berger, M C van den Heuvel, J G M Burgerhof, P J Ottens, R J Ploeg, H G D Leuvenink, M M R F Struys
Background: Kidney transplantation is associated with harmful processes affecting the viability of the graft. One of these processes is associated with the phenomenon of ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Anaesthetic conditioning is a widely described strategy to attenuate ischaemia-reperfusion injury. We therefore conducted the Volatile Anaesthetic Protection of Renal Transplants-1 trial, a pilot project evaluating the influence of two anaesthetic regimens, propofol- vs sevoflurane-based anaesthesia, on biochemical and clinical outcomes in living donor kidney transplantation...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508698/negative-impact-of-litigation-procedures-on-patient-outcomes-four-years-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-results-from-the-paris-traumatic-brain-injury-study
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Eléonore Bayen, Claire Jourdan, Idir Ghout, Pascale Pradat-Diehl, Emmanuelle Darnoux, Gaëlle Nelson, Claire Vallat-Azouvi, James Charenton, Philippe Aegerter, Alexis Ruet, Philippe Azouvi
PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of litigation procedures on long-term outcomes in severe traumatic brain injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective observational follow-up of an inception cohort including 504 adults with severe traumatic brain injury recruited in 2005-2007 in the Parisian area, France, with initial, one- and four-year outcomes measures. RESULTS: Four years after the traumatic brain injury, 147 patients, out of 257 who survived the acute phase, were assessed...
May 16, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507279/prognostic-significance-of-soluble-mesothelin-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-meta-analysis
#15
Long Tian, Rujun Zeng, Xin Wang, Cheng Shen, Yutian Lai, Mingming Wang, Guowei Che
BACKGROUND: Soluble mesothelin is beneficial to detect the progression and the treatment response of malignant pleural mesothelioma. However, the prognostic value of soluble mesothelin in malignant pleural mesothelioma remains unclear. METHODS: Hazard ratio with 95% CI was used to evaluate the prognostic value of soluble mesothelin and the effect of clinicopathological characteristics on the survival of malignant pleural mesothelioma. RESULTS: Eight eligible studies involving 579 patients were selected for this meta-analysis...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501495/survival-of-hiv-positive-patients-starting-antiretroviral-therapy-between-1996-and-2013-a-collaborative-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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BACKGROUND: Health care for people living with HIV has improved substantially in the past two decades. Robust estimates of how these improvements have affected prognosis and life expectancy are of utmost importance to patients, clinicians, and health-care planners. We examined changes in 3 year survival and life expectancy of patients starting combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) between 1996 and 2013. METHODS: We analysed data from 18 European and North American HIV-1 cohorts...
May 10, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493173/idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy-and-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-meta-analysis
#17
Young Ho Lee, Gwan Gyu Song
This study aimed at analyzing published data on the association between idiopathic inflammatory myopathy and venous thromboembolism (VTE). We examined studies on VTE risk in patients with polymyositis (PM) and/or dermatomyositis (DM), in the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases and via manual searches. We performed a meta-analysis on the relative risks (RRs) of VTE, pulmonary embolism (PE), and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in these patients. Five studies, including 8858 patients with PM/DM met the inclusion criteria...
May 10, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492861/vena-cava-filter-use-in-trauma-and-rates-of-pulmonary-embolism-2003-2015
#18
Alan D Cook, Brian W Gross, Turner M Osler, Katelyn J Rittenhouse, Eric H Bradburn, Steven R Shackford, Frederick B Rogers
Importance: Vena cava filter (VCF) placement for pulmonary embolism (PE) prophylaxis in trauma is controversial. Limited research exists detailing trends in VCF use and occurrence of PE over time. Objective: To analyze state and nationwide temporal trends in VCF placement and PE occurrence from 2003 to 2015 using available data sets. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective trauma cohort study was conducted using data from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS) (461 974 patients from 2003 to 2015), the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) (5 755 095 patients from 2003 to 2014), and the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) (24 449 476 patients from 2003 to 2013) databases...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487451/infant-feeding-and-risk-of-type-1-diabetes-in-two-large-scandinavian-birth-cohorts
#19
Nicolai A Lund-Blix, Stine Dydensborg Sander, Ketil Størdal, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Kjersti S Rønningen, Geir Joner, Torild Skrivarhaug, Pål R Njølstad, Steffen Husby, Lars C Stene
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to study the relation between the duration of full and any breastfeeding and risk of type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We included two population-based cohorts of children followed from birth (1996-2009) to 2014 (Denmark) or 2015 (Norway). We analyzed data from a total of 155,392 children participating in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study and the Danish National Birth Cohort. Parents reported infant dietary practices when their child was 6 and 18 months old...
May 9, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485055/a-survey-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-identified-from-whole-genome-sequencing-and-their-functional-effect-in-the-porcine-genome
#20
B N Keel, D J Nonneman, G A Rohrer
Genetic variants detected from sequence have been used to successfully identify causal variants and map complex traits in several organisms. High and moderate impact variants, those expected to alter or disrupt the protein coded by a gene and those that regulate protein production, likely have a more significant effect on phenotypic variation than do other types of genetic variants. Hence, a comprehensive list of these functional variants would be of considerable interest in swine genomic studies, particularly those targeting fertility and production traits...
May 8, 2017: Animal Genetics
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