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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934543/five-radiographic-methods-for-assessing-skeletal-maturity-in-a-spanish-population-is-there-a-correlation
#1
Paula Camacho-Basallo, Rosa-María Yáñez-Vico, Enrique Solano-Reina, Alejandro Iglesias-Linares
OBJECTIVES: The need for accurate techniques of estimating age has sharply increased in line with the rise in illegal migration and the political, economic and socio-demographic problems that this poses in developed countries today. The methods routinely employed for determining chronological age are mainly based on determining skeletal maturation using radiological techniques. The objective of this study was to correlate five different methods for assessing skeletal maturation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 606 radiographs of growing patients were analyzed, and each patient was classified according to two cervical vertebral-based methods, two hand-wrist-based methods and one tooth-based method...
December 9, 2016: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933961/substituent-effects-on-drug-receptor-h-bond-interactions-correlations-useful-for-the-design-of-kinase-inhibitors
#2
Brian G Lawhorn, Joanne Philp, Alan P Graves, Dennis A Holt, Gregory J Gatto, Lara S Kallander
Investigation of troponin I-interacting kinase (TNNI3K) as a potential target for the treatment of heart failure has produced a series of substituted N-methyl-3-(pyrimidin-4-ylamino)benzenesulfonamide inhibitors that display excellent potency and selectivity against a broad spectrum of protein kinases. Crystal structures of prototypical members bound to the ATP-binding site of TNNI3K reveal two anchoring hydrogen bond contacts: (1) from the hinge region amide N-H to the pyrimidine nitrogen and (2) from the sulfonamide N-H to the gatekeeper threonine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933173/a-rare-case-of-gestational-thyrotoxicosis-as-a-cause-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#3
Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka, Dmitry Lvovsky
: Angina pectoris in pregnancy is unusual and Prinzmetal's angina is much rarer. It accounts for 2% of all cases of angina. It is caused by vasospasm, but the mechanism of spasm is unknown but has been linked with hyperthyroidism in some studies. Patients with thyrotoxicosis-induced acute myocardial infarction are unusual and almost all reported cases have been associated with Graves' disease. Human chorionic gonadotropin hormone-induced hyperthyroidism occurs in about 1.4% of pregnant women, mostly when hCG levels are above 70-80 000 IU/L...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931691/risk-assessment-of-hepatotoxicity-among-tuberculosis-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-aids-coinfected-patients-under-tuberculosis-treatment
#4
Williams Ngouleun, Prosper Cabral Biapa Nya, Anatole Constant Pieme, Phelix Bruno Telefo
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a worldwide public health problem. It is a contagious and grave disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Current drugs such as isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampicin used for the treatment of tuberculosis are potentially hepatotoxic and can lead to drug hepatitis. In order to improve the follow-up of TB patients in Cameroon, we carried out a study which aimed to evaluate the hepatotoxicity risk factors associated with anti-TB drugs. METHODS: The studies were performed on 75 participants who had visited the Loum District Hospital located in the littoral region of Cameroon for their routine consultation...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931096/regio-and-stereospecific-c-and-o-allylation-of-phenols-via-%C3%AF-allyl-pd-complexes-derived-from-allylic-ester-carbonates
#5
Christopher Alan Discolo, Alexander G Graves, Donald R Deardorff
Two complementary strategies have been developed for the C- and O-allylation of phenols via a common π-allyl palladium complex. While the O-allylation of phenols by this method is a well-recognized reaction of general utility, the associated para-selective C-allylation reaction is still in its infancy. Cationic π-allyl intermediates, derived from allylic ester carbonates and palladium(0) catalyst, were found to undergo the Friedel-Crafts-type para-selective C-allylations with nine different phenols. Both C- and O-allylated products were obtained in good to excellent yields following a metal-catalyzed regio- and stereospecific substitutive 1,3-transposition...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929668/cd40-signaling-in-graves-disease-is-mediated-through-canonical-and-non-canonical-thyroidal-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#6
Hanna J Lee, Angela Lombardi, Mihaela Stefan, Cheuk Wun Li, William B Inabnet, Randall P Owen, Erlinda Concepcion, Yaron Tomer
CD40, a tumor necrosis factor receptor, is a major immune-modulating susceptibility gene for Graves' disease (GD) as well as for a variety of other autoimmune diseases. Its broad association with autoimmunity underscores its paramount role in the development of a normal adaptive immune response, primarily in coordinating effective antigen presentation. The molecular pathways by which CD40 activation in the thyroid induces GD are unknown. In this study, we investigated whether NF-κB, a ubiquitious family of transcription factors, mediates the downstream effects of thyroid-specific CD40 activation...
December 8, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927064/clinical-efficacy-of-yingliu-mixture-combined-with-metimazole-for-treating-diffuse-goitre-with-hyperthyroidism-and-its-impact-on-related-cytokines
#7
Hua Yang, Yilei Cong, Tengfei Wu, Hong Tang, Muhao Ma, Juanhua Zeng, Wenya Zhang, Zhen Lian, Xinyu Yang
CONTEXT: Yingliu mixture was developed in 1990s by Affiliated Longhua Hospital of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, for treating diffuse goitre with hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease, GD). Former studies have shown Yingliu mixture combined with methimazole (Y-M) can effectively improve thyroid function and decrease thyrotropin-receptor antibody level. Furthermore, we researched its impact on related cytokines to prove that Y-M improve patients' immunity status. OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of Y-M for treating GD...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925844/a-two-dose-heterologous-prime-boost-vaccine-regimen-eliciting-sustained-immune-responses-to-ebola-zaire-could-support-a-preventive-strategy-for-future-outbreaks
#8
Georgi Shukarev, Benoit Callendret, Kerstin Luhn, Macaya Douoguih, The Ebovac Consortium
The consequences of the 2013-16 Ebola Zaire virus disease epidemic in West Africa were grave. The economies, healthcare systems and communities of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia were devastated by over 18 months of active Ebola virus transmission, followed by sporadic resurgences potentially related to sexual transmission by survivors with viral persistence in body fluids following recovery. The need to develop and implement strategies to prevent and mitigate future outbreaks is now beyond dispute. The potential for unpredictable outbreaks of indeterminate duration, and control challenges posed by the possibility of sporadic re-emergence, mean that implementation of an effective vaccination programme for outbreak containment necessitates a vaccine providing durable immunity...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924623/does-inflammation-mediate-relationships-between-racial-identity-and-onset-of-menopause-among-us-adults
#9
Alexandra C H Nowakowski, Katelyn Y Graves
We assess how well differences in ethnoracial background may predict timing of menopause among females in the USA and whether or not inflammatory biomarker levels appear to mediate these overall associations. We use data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) to model apparent net effects from race on menopausal onset, as well as possible mediating influences from the inflammatory biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP). Using continuous time event history analysis, we assess and frame overall relationships between race and menopausal age...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923251/measurement-of-tsh-receptor-epitope-specific-t-cells-in-graves-disease
#10
S Allelein, A Kuebart, M Haase, T Dringenberg, C Schmid, M Schott, M Ehlers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923250/clinical-evaluation-of-the-first-automated-assay-for-the-detection-of-stimulating-tsh-receptor-autoantibodies
#11
S Allelein, M Ehlers, S Goretzki, D Hermsen, J Feldkamp, M Haase, T Dringenberg, C Schmid, H Hautzel, M Schott
Until recently, stimulating TSH receptor autoantibodies (sTRAbs) could only be measured by bioassays. A new assay system, which directly detects sTRAb in sera by applying bridge technology, has been established and is now available as automated chemiluminescence (bridge) immunoassay. We evaluated the automated bridge assay in clinical routine and compared it with a conventional automated TRAb assay (competition assay). Altogether, 226 Graves' disease (GD), 57 autoimmune thyroiditis, 74 non-autoimmune nodular goiter and 49 thyroid cancer patients, as well as 41 healthy controls were retrospectively evaluated...
December 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921237/structure-and-activation-of-the-tsh-receptor-transmembrane-domain
#12
Ricardo Núñez Miguel, Jane Sanders, Jadwiga Furmaniak, Bernard Rees Smith
PURPOSE: The thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) is the target autoantigen for TSHR-stimulating autoantibodies in Graves' disease. The TSHR is composed of: a leucine-rich repeat domain (LRD), a hinge region or cleavage domain (CD) and a transmembrane domain (TMD). The binding arrangements between the TSHR LRD and the thyroid-stimulating autoantibody M22 or TSH have become available from the crystal structure of the TSHR LRD-M22 complex and a comparative model of the TSHR LRD in complex with TSH, respectively...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921149/a-case-of-urticarial-vasculitis-in-a-female-patient-with-lupus-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-or-lupus-reactivation
#13
Mario Diplomatico, Maria Francesca Gicchino, Orsola Ametrano, Pierluigi Marzuillo, Alma Nunzia Olivieri
A 17-year-old female patient affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (who had been taking 300 mg/die of hydroxychloroquine for 3 years), Graves' disease (treated with 10 mg/die of tapazole), and celiac disease came to our attention for urticarial vasculitis. She had been taking prednisone (25 mg/die) for 3 days, and her blood tests showed high levels of Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM and IgG antibodies. The association between urticaria and M. pneumoniae infections can be present in up to 7% of the cases and, to the best of our knowledge, only two reports of urticarial vasculitis and M...
December 5, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919794/diagnostic-utility-of-contrast-enhanced-3d-t1-weighted-imaging-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-associated-with-graves-disease
#14
Yasufumi Gon, Manabu Sakaguchi, Naoki Oyama, Hideki Mochizuki
Graves disease is rarely complicated with cerebrovascular steno-occlusive diseases. Previous studies have suggested several hypotheses for this occurrence, including excess thyroid hormone, which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn causes an abnormal hemodynamic response with consequent atherosclerotic changes, and antithyroid antibodies cause local vascular inflammation in patients with Graves disease. However, radiological findings of vasculitis in patients with Graves disease and cerebral infarction remain less known...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917918/distinct-epigenomes-in-cd4-t-cells-of-newborns-middle-ages-and-centenarians
#15
Ming Zhao, Jian Qin, Hanqi Yin, Yixin Tan, Wei Liao, Qian Liu, Shuangyan Luo, Min He, Gongping Liang, Yajing Shi, Qing Zhang, Wenjun Cai, Guangliang Yin, Yin Zhou, Jing Wang, Mengying Li, Yi Huang, Aiyun Liu, Haijing Wu, Zhiyong Zhang, Qianjin Lu
Age-related variations in genes and microRNAs expression and DNA methylation have been reported respectively; however, their interactions during aging are unclear. We therefore investigated alterations in the transcriptomes, miRNAomes and DNA methylomes in the same CD4(+)T cells from newborn (NB), middle-aged (MA) and long-lived (LL) individuals to elucidate the molecular changes and their interactions. A total 659 genes showed significantly expression changes across NB, MA and LL individuals, in which we identified four age-related co-expression modules with three hub networks of co-expressed genes and non-coding RNAs...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916839/the-association-between-weight-gain-restoration-and-bone-mineral-density-in-adolescents-with-anorexia-nervosa-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Marwan El Ghoch, Davide Gatti, Simona Calugi, Ombretta Viapiana, Paola Vittoria Bazzani, Riccardo Dalle Grave
BACKGROUND: Reduced bone mineral density (BMD) is one of the most frequent medical complications of anorexia nervosa (AN). The purpose of this paper was to conduct a systematic review of the association between weight gain/restoration and BMD in adolescents with AN. METHODS: Literature searches, study selection, method, and quality appraisal were performed independently by two authors, and data were collated using a narrative approach. RESULTS: Of the 1156 articles retrieved, 19 studies met the inclusion criteria, and their analysis revealed four main findings...
November 29, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914558/karad%C3%A5-i%C3%A4-s-guilty-verdict-and-forensic-evidence-from-bosnia-s-mass-graves
#17
REVIEW
Melanie Klinkner
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia's Karadžić verdict, eagerly awaited, was unsurprising. He was found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. One part of the judgment was concerned with the Srebrenica events in which much forensic evidence from mass graves featured. Whilst this was to be expected, forensic evidence from the horrific crime scenes continues to be important in determining aspects of the crime base. This paper discusses the evidence and examines how the Chamber came to the conclusion that systematic killing of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men occurred and attempts had been made to conceal the crimes and human remains in secondary graves thus confirming the actus reus of genocide...
December 2016: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914552/preserved-brains-from-the-spanish-civil-war-mass-grave-1936-at-la-pedraja1-burgos-spain
#18
Fernando Serrulla, Lourdes Herrasti, Carmen Navarro, Jose Luis Cascallana, Ana Maria Bermejo, Nicholas Marquez-Grant, Francisco Etxeberria
During the excavation of the Spanish Civil War mass grave at La Pedraja (Burgos, Spain), 104 individuals were found interred within it, 45 of which displayed brains that were preserved but dehydrated and reduced in size. This exceptional finding has resulted in the formation of a multidisciplinary team, with the aim of obtaining as much information as possible and to primarily understand the taphonomic phenomena that has led to the preservation of these brains. The following types of analyses were undertaken on three of these brains: macroscopy, histology, radiology, chemical-toxicology, genetics, chemical analysis of the soil and 3D modelling for stereolithography...
December 2016: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913646/critical-differences-between-induced-and-spontaneous-mouse-models-of-graves-disease-with-implications-for-antigen-specific-immunotherapy-in-humans
#19
Basil Rapoport, Bianca Banuelos, Holly A Aliesky, Nicole Hartwig Trier, Sandra M McLachlan
Graves' hyperthyroidism, a common autoimmune disease caused by pathogenic autoantibodies to the thyrotropin (TSH) receptor (TSHR), can be treated but not cured. This single autoantigenic target makes Graves' disease a prime candidate for Ag-specific immunotherapy. Previously, in an induced mouse model, injecting TSHR A-subunit protein attenuated hyperthyroidism by diverting pathogenic TSHR Abs to a nonfunctional variety. In this study, we explored the possibility of a similar diversion in a mouse model that spontaneously develops pathogenic TSHR autoantibodies, NOD...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910267/the-impact-of-patient-characteristics-on-nurse-practitioners-assessment-and-management-of-adolescent-concussion
#20
Janessa M Graves, Tracy A Klein
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of patient sex and type of activity on concussion assessment and management recommendations. METHODS: We administered a web-based survey to all nurse practitioners (NPs) actively licensed in Washington and Oregon. Participants were randomized to view one of four standardized patient scenario videos of an adolescent seeking care for a concussion, portraying the same symptomology but differing by sex and activity (soccer/hiking)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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