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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149923/gastrointestinal-and-hepatic-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Tracy M Frech, Diane Mar
Although classification criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) do not incorporate gastrointestinal tract (GIT) manifestations often present in this disease, the GIT is the most common internal organ involved. Pathophysiology of GIT involvement is thought to be similar to other organs in SSc with fibroproliferative vascular lesions of small arteries and arterioles, increased production of profibrotic growth factors, and alterations of innate, humoral, and cellular immunity. These processes result in neuropathy progressing to myopathy with eventual fibrosis...
February 2018: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148371/diagnostic-accuracy-of-parameters-for-zika-and-dengue-virus-infections-singapore
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Hanley J Ho, Joshua G X Wong, Win Mar Kyaw, David C Lye, Yee Sin Leo, Angela Chow
Singapore experienced its first documented Zika virus outbreak in 2016. We identified clinical and laboratory parameters that increase the probability for Zika or dengue virus infection. Early during the illness, combinations of key parameters obtained through clinical assessment and hematologic tests can help distinguish between these infections.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146692/prediction-of-90-y-radioembolization-outcome-from-pre-therapeutic-factors-with-random-survival-forests
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Michael Ingrisch, Franziska Schöppe, Karolin Johanna Paprottka, Matthias Fabritius, Frederik F Strobl, Enrico de Toni, Harun Ilhan, Andrei Todica, Marlies Michl, Philipp Paprottka
To predict outcome of (90)Y radioembolization (RE) in patients with intrahepatic tumors from pre-therapeutic baseline parameters and to identify predictive variables using a machine-learning approach based on random survival forests (RSF). Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, 366 patients with primary (n = 92) or secondary (n = 274) liver tumors who had received (90)Y radioembolization were analyzed. A random survival forest was trained to predict individual risk from baseline values of cholinesterase (CHE), bilirubin, type of primary tumor, age at radioembolization, hepatic tumor burden, presence of extrahepatic disease (EHD) and sex...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146129/change-over-time-in-the-rates-of-adverse-events-in-patients-receiving-systemic-therapy-for-psoriasis-a-cohort-study
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Miguel Angel Descalzo, Gregorio Carretero, Carlos Ferrándiz, Raquel Rivera, Esteban Daudén, Fran J Gómez-García, Pablo de la Cueva, Enrique Herrera-Ceballos, Isabel Belinchón, José Luis López-Estebaranz, Mercè Alsina, José Luis Sánchez-Carazo, Marta Ferrán, Ofelia Baniandrés, José Manuel Carrascosa, Mar Llamas-Velasco, Diana Ruiz-Genao, Enrique Herrera-Acosta, Carlos Muñoz-Santos, Ignacio García-Doval
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146039/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-bacteraemia-due-to-oxa-48-like-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Ana Madueño, Jonathan González-García, María Del Mar Alonso Socas, María Antonia Miguel Gómez, María Lecuona
INTRODUCTION: Limited therapeutic options and high mortality make the management of OXA-48-like carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPOXA-48) bacteraemia complicated. The aim of the study was to describe the clinical characteristics of KPOXA-48 bacteraemia between October 2013 and December 2016. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The variables to analyse were retrospectively collected from medical records. Carbapenemase production was confirmed by phenotypic and molecular methods...
November 13, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145694/engineered-and-natural-promoters-and-chromatin-modifying-elements-for-recombinant-protein-expression-in-cho-cells
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REVIEW
Nadiya Romanova, Thomas Noll
Promoters play a pivotal role in integrating and processing the signals related to transcription initiation. Strong natural viral promoters, such as hCMV or SV40E, have been routinely employed to achieve a high rate of gene expression in ubiquitously used Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. However, viral promoters are susceptible to epigenetic silencing and lack precise regulation levers. This has paved the way to more sensible control elements: endogenous, inducible and synthetic promoters. In this review we summarise and discuss the use of natural viral, mammalian and endogenous promoters, as well as recent advances in synthetic promoters and inducible systems for protein expression in CHO cells...
November 16, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144553/blocking-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-in-endometrial-cancer-a-potential-novel-endocrine-therapeutic-approach
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Gonda Fj Konings, Karlijn Mc Cornel, Sofia Xanthoulea, Bert Delvoux, Margaretha A Skowron, Loes Kooreman, Pasi Koskimies, Camilla Krakstad, Helga B Salvesen, Kim van Kuijk, Yannick Jm Schrooders, Marc Vooijs, Arjan J Groot, Marlies Y Bongers, Roy Fpm Kruitwagen, Andrea Romano
The enzyme type 1 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD-1), responsible for generating active 17β-estradiol (E2) from low-active estrone (E1), is over-expressed in endometrial cancer (EC) thus implicating an increased intra-tissue generation of E2 in this estrogen-dependent condition. In this study we explored the possibility of inhibiting 17β-HSD-1 and impairing the generation of E2 from E1 in EC using in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo models. We generated EC cell lines derived from the well-differentiated endometrial adenocarcinoma Ishikawa cell line and expressing levels of 17β-HSD-1 similar to human tissues...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143353/prospective-study-of-concordance-between-hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography-and-hysteroscopy-for-evaluation-of-the-uterine-cavity-in-patients-undergoing-infertility-studies
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Laura Calles-Sastre, Virginia Engels-Calvo, Mar Ríos-Vallejo, Lucia Serrano-González, Manuel García-Espantaleón, Ana Royuela, Reyes De la Cuesta, Tirso Pérez-Medina
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to assess the accuracy of hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy) for evaluation of the uterine cavity. METHODS: Hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography was compared with hysteroscopy for assessment of the uterine cavity. This work was a descriptive prospective study to assess the concordance between pathologic intrauterine findings using the Cohen κ coefficient. Ninety infertile patients from Puerta de Hierro University Hospital were included in the study...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143135/the-mediating-role-of-spirituality-meaning-peace-faith-between-psychological-distress-and-mental-adjustment-in-cancer-patients
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Paula Jimenez-Fonseca, Urbano Lorenzo-Seva, Pere Joan Ferrando, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Carmen Beato, Teresa García, María Del Mar Muñoz, Avinash Ramchandani, Ismael Ghanem, Alejandra Rodríguez-Capote, Carlos Jara, Caterina Calderon
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were (a) to determine the psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) scale and (b) to provide that FACIT scores behave one-dimensional to establish the mediating role of spiritual well-being in psychological distress and mental adjustment in a sample of patients with non-metastatic, resected cancer. METHOD: A total of 504 consecutive patients completed the FACIT-Sp, Brief Symptom Inventory, and Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer scales...
November 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142567/outcomes-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-and-macular-photocoagulation-for-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema-in-a-tertiary-care-eye-hospital-karachi
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Adil Salim Jafri, Aziz-Ur-Rehman, Abdul Haleem Mirani, Saleh Memon
Objective: To study the outcomes of intravitreal injection of Bevacizumab and laser photocoagulation in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). Methods: Seventy-two eyes of 59 patients with diabetic macular edema were divided into two groups of 41 eyes (Group-A) and 31 eyes (Group-B). Subjects in group-A were treated with three intravitreal injections of Bevacizumab (IVB), and that of group-B with macular photocoagulation. Duration of study was 9 months. Follow up pattern for both groups was1, 2, 3 and 6 months...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142559/visual-and-anatomical-outcome-of-macular-hole-surgery-at-a-tertiary-healthcare-facility
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Komalta Kumari, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Alyscia Cheema
Objective: To assess visual and anatomical outcome of full thickness macular hole (FTMH) surgery with ILM peeling using brilliant blue G dye. Methods: Thirty patients who had clinically evident macular hole were selected. Pre-operative Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) was done. In all cases vitrectomy was performed via 23guage 3 ports pars plana (3PPV) vitrectomy system and Brilliant blue G dye, 0.5ml dye was injected over macula which resulted in light blue stain of ILM and peeling was performed around hole in circular motion and after gas fluid exchange gas tamponade with SF6 was done...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141802/examining-the-contributions-of-environmental-quality-to-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis
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Amy M Lavery, Amy T Waldman, T Charles Casper, Shelly Roalstad, Meghan Candee, John Rose, Anita Belman, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Greg Aaen, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Moses Rodriguez, Jayne Ness, Yolanda Harris, Jennifer Graves, Lauren Krupp, Leslie Benson, Mark Gorman, Manikum Moodley, Mary Rensel, Manu Goyal, Soe Mar, Tanuja Chitnis, Teri Schreiner, Tim Lotze, Benjamin Greenberg, Ilana Kahn, Jennifer Rubin, Emmanuelle Waubant
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a presumed autoimmune disease caused by genetic and environmental factors. It is hypothesized that environmental exposures (such as air and water quality) trigger the innate immune response thereby activating a pro-inflammatory cascade. OBJECTIVE: To examine potential environmental factors in pediatric MS using geographic information systems (GIS). METHODS: Pediatric MS cases and healthy controls were identified as part of an ongoing multicenter case-control study...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141778/pathophysiology-and-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-detected-after-ischemic-stroke-paradise-a-translational-integrated-and-transdisciplinary-approach
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Maryse Paquet, Joshua O Cerasuolo, Victoria Thorburn, Sebastian Fridman, Rasha Alsubaie, Renato D Lopes, Lauren E Cipriano, Paula Salamone, C W James Melling, Ali R Khan, Lucas Sedeño, Jiming Fang, Maria Drangova, Manuel Montero-Odasso, Jennifer Mandzia, Alexander V Khaw, Juan M Racosta, Justin Paturel, Lucy Samoilov, Devin Stirling, Brittany Balint, Victoria Jaremek, Marlys L Koschinsky, Michael B Boffa, Kelly Summers, Agustín Ibañez, Marko Mrkobrada, Gustavo Saposnik, Kurt Kimpinski, Shawn N Whitehead, Luciano A Sposato
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that ischemic stroke can cause atrial fibrillation. By elucidating the mechanisms of neurogenically mediated paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, novel therapeutic strategies could be developed to prevent atrial fibrillation occurrence and perpetuation after stroke. This could result in fewer recurrent strokes and deaths, a reduction or delay in dementia onset, and in the lessening of the functional, structural, and metabolic consequences of atrial fibrillation on the heart...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141374/-association-of-pd-1-tim-3-and-trem-1-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-susceptibility
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F M Wang, X Zhang, L Lan, J M Ji, H B Tang, X J Yao, Y Jiang, J Qian, X G Xu, Q Li, P Yao, J H Li, Y P Shen
Objective: To investigate the association of programmed cell death 1(PD-1), T cell immunoglobulin mucin 3 (TIM-3) and triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) genes polymorphisms with pulmonary tuberculosis susceptibility. Methods: In this case-control study, peripheral venous blood of 100 pulmonary tuberculosis patients (pulmonary tuberculosis group) in the Jintan People's Hospital of Changzhou and of community physical examination volunteers (health control group) was collected from Mar 2015 to Sep 2016...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141250/a-small-supernumerary-marker-derived-from-the-pericentromeric-region-of-chromosome-5-case-report-and-delineation-of-partial-trisomy-5p-phenotype
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Letizia Camerota, Mariabernarda Pitzianti, Diana Postorivo, Anna M Nardone, Claudio Ligas, Costanzo Moretti, Augusto Pasini, Francesco Brancati
A 17-year-old girl presented with a distinct phenotype mainly featuring craniofacial dysmorphism, including a disproportioned large, round, elongated face; hypertelorism; deep-set eyes with short palpebral fissures; obesity (BMI 37), and a neuropsychiatric disorder with high-functioning autism. Postnatal conventional cytogenetic analyses from peripheral blood revealed a mosaic small supernumerary marker chromosome (sSMC) with a mos 47,XX,+mar[7]/46,XX[43] karyotype. By cenM-FISH technique, the sSMC was identified as a ring derivative of chromosome 5...
November 16, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140242/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-and-encephalitis-associated-with-zika-virus-infection-in-brazil-detection-of-viral-rna-and-isolation-of-virus-during-late-infection
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Maria Lucia Brito Ferreira, Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Álvaro José Porto Moreira, Maria Íris de Morais Machado, Adélia Henriques-Souza, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Ernesto Torres de Azevedo Marques, Lindomar José Pena
Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged in Brazil in 2015, which was followed by an increase of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) cases. We report the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory findings of the first six neurological cases associated with ZIKV in Brazil seen in a reference neurology hospital in Pernambuco, Brazil. In all cases, ZIKV was detected in serum and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples. In this case series, four cases were defined as GBS, one as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and the other as encephalitis...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138431/modelling-the-effect-of-beliefs-about-asthma-medication-and-treatment-intrusiveness-on-adherence-and-preference-for-once-daily-vs-twice-daily-medication
#17
Sarah Chapman, Peter Dale, Henrik Svedsater, Gillian Stynes, Nicola Vyas, David Price, Rob Horne
People with asthma who do not adhere to their maintenance medication may experience poorer asthma control and need more healthcare support than those who adhere. People (N = 1010) aged 18-55 years with self-reported asthma, taking one or more asthma maintenance medication(s), from five European countries, participated in a survey using validated scales (Medication Adherence Report Scale [MARS], Asthma Control Test™ [ACT], Beliefs about Medicine Questionnaire [BMQ] and the Asthma Treatment Intrusiveness Questionnaire [ATIQ])...
November 14, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138050/a-systematic-review-on-the-effect-of-serious-games-and-wearable-technology-used-in-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-traumatic-bone-and-soft-tissue-injuries
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REVIEW
Henriëtte A W Meijer, Maurits Graafland, J Carel Goslings, Marlies P Schijven
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects on functional outcomes and treatment adherence of wearable technology and serious games (i.e., interactive computer applications with specific purposes useful in the 'real world') currently applied in physical rehabilitation of patients after traumatic bone and soft tissue injuries. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and CINAHL were searched without publication date restrictions for the terms 'wearable', 'serious game', 'videogame' or 'mobile application', and 'rehabilitation', 'exercise therapy' or 'physiotherapy'...
November 11, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137908/no-evidence-found-for-an-association-between-prednisone-dose-and-fvc-change-in-newly-treated-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
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Caroline E Broos, Linda H C Poell, Caspar W N Looman, Johannes C C M In 't Veen, Marco J J H Grootenboers, Roxane Heller, Leon M van den Toorn, Monique Wapenaar, Henk C Hoogsteden, Mirjam Kool, Marlies S Wijsenbeek, Bernt van den Blink
BACKGROUND: Prednisone is used as first-line therapy for pulmonary sarcoidosis. What dosing strategy has the best balance between effect and side-effects is largely unknown. We analyzed change in forced vital capacity (FVC) and weight during different prednisone doses used in daily practice for treatment naïve pulmonary sarcoidosis patients. METHODS: Multilevel models were used to describe FVC and weight change over time. Correlations were calculated using linear regression models...
October 31, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137880/microbioma-and-probiotics-from-gut-to-mars
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EDITORIAL
Bruno Acatauassú Paes Barreto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
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