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Oytip Nathalang, Puangpaka Panichrum, Kamphon Intharanut, Phatchira Thattanon, Siriporn Nathalang
Alloantibodies to the Diego (DI) blood group system, anti-Dia and anti-Dib are clinically significant in causing hemolytic transfusion reactions (HTRs) and hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN), especially in Asian populations with Mongolian ancestry. This study aimed to report the frequency of the DI*A and DI*B alleles in a Central Thai population and to compare them with those of other populations previously published. Altogether, 1,011 blood samples from unrelated healthy blood donors at the National Blood Centre, Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok were included...
2016: PloS One
Besma Nejim, Tammam Obeid, Isibor Arhuidese, Caitlin Hicks, Sophie Wang, Joseph Canner, Mahmoud Malas
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to compare and identify possible predictors of perioperative outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with carotid artery stenting (CAS) using the procedure-targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. METHODS: Patients who underwent CEA or CAS were identified in American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2011-2013). Univariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed to evaluate the predictors of perioperative outcomes (any stroke or death, myocardial infarction [MI], 30-d readmission and reoperation)...
August 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Leonela N Luce, Mercedes Abbate, Javier Cotignola, Florencia Giliberto
DMD gene mutations have been associated with the development of Dystrophinopathies. Interestingly, it has been recently reported that DMD is involved in the development and progression of myogenic tumors, assigning DMD a tumor suppressor activity in these types of cancer. However, there are only few reports that analyze DMD in non-myogenic tumors. Our study was designed to examine DMD expression and genetic alterations in non-myogenic tumors using public repositories. We also evaluated the overall survival of patients with and without DMD mutations...
July 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Lin-Nan Wang, Lei Wang, Yue-Ming Song, Xi Yang, Li-Min Liu, Tao Li
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the five year clinical and radiographic outcome of unilateral open-door laminoplasty with alternative levels centerpiece mini-plate fixation for cervical compressive myelopathy. METHODS: From August 2009 to June 2010, 56 patients with cervical compressive myelopathy underwent unilateral open-door laminoplasty with alternative levels centerpiece mini-plate fixation with a mean age of 64.8 years. Clinical results were investigated including Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) scores, Neck Dysfunction Index (NDI), occurrences of complications and neurological deterioration...
June 2016: International Orthopaedics
Johan G Eriksson, Eero Kajantie, Kent Thornburg, Clive Osmond
OBJECTIVE: The pace and pathways of early growth have major influences on later health. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major killer and kills more women than men, but usually manifests about 10 years later in women. Therefore there are fewer studies of early growth and CHD amongst women than men. METHODS: The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study includes 9817 women born during 1924-1944. We used national registers to identify hospital admissions and deaths from CHD during 1971-2010...
March 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Feng-Chun Zhao, Kai-Yang Wan, Xiao-Qian Liu, Qi-Wei Zhang, Hui-Min Gao, Zhi-Min Wang
A rapid NIRS method for determination of macrozamin in Heterosmilacis japonicae rhizoma (HJR), and the total content of oxymatrine and matrine (OMT + MT) as well as the total content of oxysophocarpine and sophocarpine (OSC + SC) in sophorae flavescens radix (SFR) was developed to explore the application feasibility of NIRS for the quality assurance system of Chinese patent drugs. The contents of macrozamin in HJR samples, and OMT + MT and OSC + SC in SFR samples were determined by HPLC as reference values...
October 2014: Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi, Guang Pu
Toshio Kushiro, Kazuomi Kario, Ikuo Saito, Satoshi Teramukai, Yoshihiro Mori, Yasuyuki Okuda, Kazuyuki Shimada
Few large-scale studies have evaluated the effectiveness of angiotensin receptor blockers in patients with masked hypertension (MH) and white coat hypertension (WCH) based on age using real-world blood pressure (BP) data. We used data from the Home BP measurement with Olmesartan Naive patients to Establish Standard Target BP (HONEST) study to investigate the effectiveness of olmesartan-based treatment by patient age (<65 years of age, n = 9817; 65-74 years of age, n = 6792; ⩾ 75 years of age, n = 4732), focusing on morning home BP (strongly associated with cardiovascular disease and useful for MH and WCH diagnosis)...
March 2015: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
G B Maletis, M C S Inacio, J L Desmond, T T Funahashi
We examined the association of graft type with the risk of early revision of primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in a community-based sample. A retrospective analysis of a cohort of 9817 ACLRs recorded in an ACLR Registry was performed. Patients were included if they underwent primary ACLR with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft, hamstring tendon autograft or allograft tissue. Aseptic failure was the main endpoint of the study. After adjusting for age, gender, ethnicity, and body mass index, allografts had a 3...
May 2013: Bone & Joint Journal
Aleksandra Szydłowska-Czerniak, Konrad Trokowski, György Karlovits, Edward Szłyk
Magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, and lead in palm oils ( Elaeis guineensis ) at various stages of the refining process were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) after microwave digestion. The mean concentrations of Mg, Ca, Cu, Fe, and Pb in the studied palm oils varied from 20.7 to 7090.1 μg kg(-1), from 193.9 to 8077.9 μg kg(-1), from 29.7 to 463.0 μg kg(-1), from 115.2 to 415.9 μg kg(-1), and from 1.7 to 16.0 μg kg(-1), respectively, which are below the Polish legal requirements...
March 6, 2013: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Yi Jing He, Anne D Misher, William Irvin, Alison Motsinger-Reif, Howard L McLeod, Janelle M Hoskins
BACKGROUND: Large amounts of high quality DNA are typically required for high-throughput genotyping arrays but sometimes study participant DNA is in limited supply. Multiple displacement amplification (MDA)-based whole genome amplification is an in vitro technique that permits the genetic analysis of limited amounts of high molecular weight genomic DNA (gDNA). METHODS: The performance of MDA-whole genome amplified DNA (wgaDNA) as a template for DMET Plus (Affymetrix) was assessed...
August 2012: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
María Vicenta Camarasa, Víctor Miguel Galvez, Daniel Roy Brison, Daniel Bachiller
For the past 12 years, the biology and applications of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have received great attention from the scientific community. Derivatives of the first hESC line obtained by J. Thomson's group (Science 282(5391):1145-1147, 1998) have been used in clinical trials in patients with spinal cord injury, and other hESC lines have now been used to generate cells for use in treating blindness (Lancet 379(9817):713-720, 2012). In addition to the classical protocol based on mouse or human feeder layers using open culture methods (In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal 46(3-4):386-394, 2010; Stem Cells 23(9):1221-1227, 2005; Nature Biotechnology 24(2):185-187, 2006; Human Reproduction 21(2):503-511, 2006; Human Reproduction 20(8):2201-2206, 2005; Fertility and Sterility 83(5):1517-1529, 2005), novel hESC lines have been derived xeno-free (without using animal derived reagents) (PLoS One 5 (4):1024-1026, 2010), feeder-free (without supporting cell monolayers) (Lancet 365(9471):1601-1603, 2005), in microdrops under oil (In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal 46(3-4):236-41, 2010) and in suspension with ROCK inhibitor (Nature Biotechnology 28(4):361-4, 2010)...
September 2012: Stem Cell Reviews
Danielle Petruccelli, Wael A Rahman, Justin de Beer, Mitch Winemaker
A retrospective cohort study and a comparative literature review were undertaken to determine outcomes and survival/mortality rates among nonagenarian patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Thirty-nine patients who underwent TJA (14 hips, 25 knees) aged 90+ years were identified from a database of 9817 primary TJA cases performed at one hospital between 1998 and 2010. Findings were compared to synthesized data from relevant published literature review (LR). The mean age was 91.3 (±1.4) years, 79...
October 2012: Journal of Arthroplasty
Wei Hua, Dong-Mei Wang, Lin Cai, Chao-Feng Sun, Guo-Sheng Fu, Yu-Tang Wang, Ji Yan, Zhi-Ling Luo, Jing Xu, Zhi-Yong Wang, Geng Xu, Fa-Rong Shen, Wei Xu, Jing-Feng Wang, Xue-Jun Ren, Wei Jin, Nan Zhang, Elizabeth Oi-Yan Lau, Shu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with biventricular pacing improves cardiac function, functional capacity and quality of life in selected patients with heart failure. The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the intracardiac electrogram (IEGM)-based optimization method, QuickOpt(TM), in Chinese patients treated with CRT. METHODS: Aortic time velocity integrals (AVTI) achieved at the sensed atrioventricular (AV), paced AV and interventricular (VV) interval settings recommended by both QuickOpt(TM) and standard echocardiographic optimization were measured in 101 patients...
February 2012: Chinese Medical Journal
Ricardo A Tanhoffer, Aldre I P Tanhoffer, Jacqueline Raymond, Andrew P Hills, Glen M Davis
OBJECTIVE: To compare different methods of assessing energy expenditure (EE) and physical activity (PA) in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) under community-dwelling conditions. METHODS: A reference standard encompassing the doubly labelled water (DLW) technique, heart rate monitoring (FLEX-HR), a multi-sensor armband (SenseWear Armband (SWA)), and two PA recall questionnaires were employed in 14 people with SCI to estimate EE and leisure-time PA. RESULTS: Mean total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) assessed by DLW, FLEX-HR, and SWA were 9817 ± 2491 kJ/day, 8498 ± 1516 kJ/day, and 11414 ± 3242 kJ/day, respectively...
January 2012: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
M S Siddegowda, Ray J Butcher, Sema Ozturk Yıldırım, Mehmet Akkurt, H S Yathirajan, A R Ramesha
In the title compound, C(10)H(10)O(2), all the non-H atoms except the methyl C atoms lie on a crystallographic mirror plane. In the crystal, C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into zigzag chains running parallel to [100]. Weak π-π stacking inter-actions between the benzene rings [centroid-centroid distance = 3.9817 (5) Å] link the chains in the [010] direction.
January 2012: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure Reports Online
Sergey V Chernov, Yuri A Dobrovolsky, Sergey Ya Istomin, Evgeny V Antipov, Jekabs Grins, Gunnar Svensson, Nadezhda V Tarakina, Artem M Abakumov, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Sten G Eriksson, Seikh M H Rahman
Three different perovskite-related phases were isolated in the SrGa(1-x)Sc(x)O(2.5) system: Sr(2)GaScO(5), Sr(10)Ga(6)Sc(4)O(25), and SrGa(0.75)Sc(0.25)O(2.5). Sr(2)GaScO(5) (x = 0.5) crystallizes in a brownmillerite-type structure [space group (S.G.) Icmm, a = 5.91048(5) Å, b = 15.1594(1) Å, and c = 5.70926(4) Å] with complete ordering of Sc(3+) and Ga(3+) over octahedral and tetrahedral positions, respectively. The crystal structure of Sr(10)Ga(6)Sc(4)O(25) (x = 0.4) was determined by the Monte Carlo method and refined using a combination of X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction data [S...
January 16, 2012: Inorganic Chemistry
C B Li, G H Zhou, X L Xu, M Huang, M Y Li
Tips of sacral, lumbar and thoracic vertebrae were sampled from 67 Chinese Yellow steer carcasses to determine relationships of the mineral composition in tips of vertebrae to the ossification degree as well as the dental age. Thoracic buttons were taken from another 11 Chinese Yellow steer carcasses to study their microscopic changes with age. Percentages of ash, calcium and phosphorus in thoracic buttons, on a fresh weight basis, increased with increasing ossification degree (R(2)=0.9815, 0.9743, 0.9817, respectively) and dental age (R(2)=0...
January 2005: Meat Science
Y Jiao, L S Zan, Y F Liu, H B Wang
Acyl-coenzyme A oxidase 1 (ACOX1) is the first enzyme in peroxisomal fatty acid β-oxidation; it is rate-limiting and plays a key role in fatty acid metabolism and fat deposition. ACOX1 is an important candidate gene for meat quality selection through marker-assisted selection. Genomic structural analysis showed that bovine ACOX1 shares 86% identity with human ACOX1. Using PCR-SSCP technology, we discovered a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (A1865C) in exon 13 of the ACOX1 gene. Allele frequencies of this SNP were investigated and evaluated with the χ(2) test in 641 cattle populations; only the Jiaxian red population was not in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium...
2011: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Bo Zhang, Zhen-shi Liu, Hai Yang, Xiang-liang Yang
AIM: To establish a sensitive immunoassay for detection chloramphenicol using magnetic beads as solid phase. METHODS: This assay employs the competitive inhibition, the FITC conjugated with anti-chloramphenicol monoclonal antibodies and the alkaline phosphatase conjugated with chloramphenicol respectively. Magnetic beads were coupled with sheep anti-FITC antibodies as solid phase. And phenolphthalein monophosphate was used as substrate to set up MEIA for detection chloramphenicol...
May 2011: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Brenda Crabtree-Ramírez, Yanink Caro-Vega, Bryan E Shepherd, Firas Wehbe, Carina Cesar, Claudia Cortés, Denis Padgett, Serena Koenig, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Pedro Cahn, Catherine McGowan, Daniel Masys, Juan Sierra-Madero
BACKGROUND: Starting HAART in a very advanced stage of disease is assumed to be the most prevalent form of initiation in HIV-infected subjects in developing countries. Data from Latin America and the Caribbean is still lacking. Our main objective was to determine the frequency, risk factors and trends in time for being late HAART initiator (LHI) in this region. METHODOLOGY: Cross-sectional analysis from 9817 HIV-infected treatment-naïve patients initiating HAART at 6 sites (Argentina, Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru and Mexico) from October 1999 to July 2010...
2011: PloS One
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