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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429832/a-genetic-risk-score-that-includes-common-type-2-diabetes-risk-variants-is-associated-with-gestational-diabetes
#1
Vivian K Kawai, Rebecca T Levinson, Abiodun Adefurin, Daniel Kurnik, Sarah P Collier, Douglas Conway, C Michael Stein
OBJECTIVE: Gestational diabetes (GDM) is characterized by maternal glucose intolerance that manifests during pregnancy. Because GDM resembles type 2 diabetes (T2DM), shared genetic predisposition is likely but has not been established. We tested the hypothesis that a genetic risk score (GRS) that included variants known to be associated with T2DM is associated with GDM. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a case-control study using the Vanderbilt Medical Center biobank (BioVU), and calculated a simple-count GRS using 34 variants previously associated with T2DM or fasting glucose in the general population, or with GDM or glucose intolerance in pregnancy...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424154/association-between-active-commuting-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-cancer-and-mortality-prospective-cohort-study
#2
Carlos A Celis-Morales, Donald M Lyall, Paul Welsh, Jana Anderson, Lewis Steell, Yibing Guo, Reno Maldonado, Daniel F Mackay, Jill P Pell, Naveed Sattar, Jason M R Gill
Objective To investigate the association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and all cause mortality.Design Prospective population based study. Setting UK Biobank.Participants 263 450 participants (106 674 (52%) women; mean age 52.6), recruited from 22 sites across the UK. The exposure variable was the mode of transport used (walking, cycling, mixed mode v non-active (car or public transport)) to commute to and from work on a typical day.Main outcome measures Incident (fatal and non-fatal) CVD and cancer, and deaths from CVD, cancer, or any causes...
April 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423769/linked-data-applications-through-ontology-based-data-access-in-clinical-research
#3
Ann-Kristin Kock-Schoppenhauer, Christian Kamann, Hannes Ulrich, Petra Duhm-Harbeck, Josef Ingenerf
Clinical care and research data are widely dispersed in isolated systems based on heterogeneous data models. Biomedicine predominantly makes use of connected datasets based on the Semantic Web paradigm. Initiatives like Bio2RDF created Resource Description Framework (RDF) versions of Omics resources, enabling sophisticated Linked Data applications. In contrast, electronic healthcare records (EHR) data are generated and processed in diverse clinical subsystems within hospital information systems (HIS). Usually, each of them utilizes a relational database system with a different proprietary schema...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421887/preferences-for-the-return-of-individual-results-from-research-on-pediatric-biobank-samples
#4
Kurt D Christensen, Sarah K Savage, Noelle L Huntington, Elissa R Weitzman, Sonja I Ziniel, Phoebe L Bacon, Cara N Cacioppo, Robert C Green, Ingrid A Holm
Discussions about disclosing individual genetic research results include calls to consider participants' preferences. In this study, parents of Boston Children's Hospital patients set preferences for disclosure based on disease preventability and severity, and could exclude mental health, developmental, childhood degenerative, and adult-onset disorders. Participants reviewed hypothetical reports and reset preferences, if desired. Among 661 participants who initially wanted all results (64%), 1% reset preferences...
April 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418403/assessing-the-presence-of-shared-genetic-architecture-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-major-depressive-disorder-using-genome-wide-association-data
#5
J Gibson, T C Russ, M J Adams, T-K Clarke, D M Howard, L S Hall, A M Fernandez-Pujals, E M Wigmore, C Hayward, G Davies, A D Murray, B H Smith, D J Porteous, I J Deary, A M McIntosh
Major depressive disorder (MDD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are both common in older age and frequently co-occur. Numerous phenotypic studies based on clinical diagnoses suggest that a history of depression increases risk of subsequent AD, although the basis of this relationship is uncertain. Both illnesses are polygenic, and shared genetic risk factors could explain some of the observed association. We used genotype data to test whether MDD and AD have an overlapping polygenic architecture in two large population-based cohorts, Generation Scotland's Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS; N=19 889) and UK Biobank (N=25 118), and whether age of depression onset influences any relationship...
April 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415992/women-epidemiology-lung-cancer-welca-study-reproductive-hormonal-occupational-risk-factors-and-biobank
#6
Isabelle Stücker, Diane Martin, Monica Neri, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons, Martine Antoine, Anne Guiochon-Mantel, Sylvie Brailly-Tabard, Marianne Canonico, Marie Wislez, Jean Trédaniel
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer aetiology and clinical aspects have been mainly studied in men, although specific risk factors probably exist in women. Here we present the rationale, design and organization of the WELCA study (Women Epidemiology Lung CAncer) that has been launched to investigate lung cancer in women, focusing particularly on hormonal and occupational factors. METHODS/DESIGN: WELCA is a population based case-control study and planned to recruit 1000 cases and 1000 controls in three years, based on study power calculation...
April 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412756/effects-of-circadian-clock-genes-and-environmental-factors-on-cognitive-aging-in-old-adults-in-a-taiwanese-population
#7
Eugene Lin, Po-Hsiu Kuo, Yu-Li Liu, Albert C Yang, Chung-Feng Kao, Shih-Jen Tsai
Previous animal studies have indicated associations between circadian clock genes and cognitive impairment . In this study, we assessed whether 11 circadian clockgenes are associated with cognitive aging independently and/or through complex interactions in an old Taiwanese population. We also analyzed the interactions between environmental factors and these genes in influencing cognitive aging. A total of 634 Taiwanese subjects aged over 60 years from the Taiwan Biobank were analyzed. Mini-Mental State Examinations (MMSE) were administered to all subjects, and MMSE scores were used to evaluate cognitive function...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411266/genetic-variation-at-the-sulfonylurea-receptor-type-2-diabetes-and-coronary-heart-disease
#8
Connor A Emdin, Derek Klarin, Pradeep Natarajan, Jose C Florez, Sekar Kathiresan, Amit V Khera
Despite widespread clinical use in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, the impact of sulfonylurea therapy on cardiovascular outcomes remains uncertain. Studies of naturally occurring genetic variation can be used to anticipate the expected clinical consequences of a pharmacologic therapy. A common missense variant in the gene encoding a component of the sulfonylurea receptor (ABCC8 p.A1369S) promotes closure of the target channel of sulfonylurea therapy and is associated with increased insulin secretion, thus mimicking the effects of sulfonylurea therapy...
April 14, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407795/the-association-between-self-rated-health-and-different-anthropometric-and-body-composition-measures-in-the-chinese-population
#9
Kun Tang, Yingxi Zhao, Chunyan Li
BACKGROUND: To analyze the strength of association between self-rated health and six anthropometric and body composition measures to explore the best indicator. METHODS: Analyses were based on the cross-sectional data from the China Kadoorie Biobank Study and approximately 300,000 adults were analyzed. Logistics regression was used to analyze the association between self-rated health (good or poor) and anthropometric and body composition measures (height, weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC) and body fat percentage, waist-to-hip ratio and waist-to-height ratio)...
April 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406555/international-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-outcome-study-igos-protocol-of-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-on-clinical-and-biological-predictors-of-disease-course-and-outcome-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#10
Bart C Jacobs, Bianca van den Berg, Christine Verboon, Govindsinh Chavada, David R Cornblath, Kenneth C Gorson, Thomas Harbo, Hans-Peter Hartung, Richard A C Hughes, Susumu Kusunoki, Pieter A van Doorn, Hugh J Willison
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute polyradiculoneuropathy with a highly variable clinical presentation, course, and outcome. The factors that determine the clinical variation of GBS are poorly understood which complicates the care and treatment of individual patients. The protocol of the ongoing International GBS Outcome Study (IGOS), a prospective, observational, multi-centre cohort study that aims to identify the clinical and biological determinants and predictors of disease onset, subtype, course and outcome of GBS is presented here...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403770/adaptation-of-a-biobank-certification-program-for-australia
#11
Jane E Carpenter, Amanda Rush, Candace Carter
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April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403155/fruit-consumption-and-physical-activity-in-relation-to-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-among-70-000-chinese-adults-with-pre-existing-vascular-disease
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Xiaocao Tian, Huaidong Du, Liming Li, Derrick Bennett, Ruqin Gao, Shanpeng Li, Shaojie Wang, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Junshi Chen, Yan Gao, Min Weng, Zengchang Pang, Baofa Jiang, Zhengming Chen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the associations of fresh fruit consumption and total physical activity with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among Chinese adults who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or hypertension. METHODS: During 2004-08, the China Kadoorie Biobank study recruited 70,047 adults, aged 30-79 years, with physician-diagnosed stroke or transient ischaemic attack, ischemic heart disease, or hypertension. Information on diet and physical activity was collected using an interviewer-administered electronic questionnaire...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401726/the-genomic-potential-of-the-aspirin-in-reducing-events-in-the-elderly-and-statins-in-reducing-events-in-the-elderly-studies
#13
Paul Lacaze, Robyn Woods, Sophia Zoungas, John McNeil
Human genetic studies are continuing to increase in size and scale, but the availability of well-phenotyped longitudinal cohorts remains rare. Significant infrastructure, investment and effort are required to establish and maintain high-quality cohorts with biobanking, genetic consent and repeated clinical data measurements. Australia currently has two such cohorts established by Monash University as part of community-based clinical trials in the elderly. Both studies involve capture of demographic, mood, cognitive performance, physical function, neuroimaging, audiometry and various clinical data types over an average of 5 years...
April 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399126/fresh-fruit-consumption-in-relation-to-incident-diabetes-and-diabetic-vascular-complications-a-7-y-prospective-study-of-0-5-million-chinese-adults
#14
Huaidong Du, Liming Li, Derrick Bennett, Yu Guo, Iain Turnbull, Ling Yang, Fiona Bragg, Zheng Bian, Yiping Chen, Junshi Chen, Iona Y Millwood, Sam Sansome, Liangcai Ma, Ying Huang, Ningmei Zhang, Xiangyang Zheng, Qiang Sun, Timothy J Key, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Zhengming Chen
BACKGROUND: Despite the well-recognised health benefits of fresh fruit consumption, substantial uncertainties remain about its potential effects on incident diabetes and, among those with diabetes, on risks of death and major vascular complications. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Between June 2004 and July 2008, the nationwide China Kadoorie Biobank study recruited 0.5 million adults aged 30-79 (mean 51) y from ten diverse localities across China. During ~7 y of follow-up, 9,504 new diabetes cases were recorded among 482,591 participants without prevalent (previously diagnosed or screen-detected) diabetes at baseline, with an overall incidence rate of 2...
April 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398808/isolation-methods-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-spanish-biobanks-an-overview
#15
Irene Consuegra, Clara Rodríguez-Aierbe, Inés Santiuste, Anna Bosch, Rosario Martínez-Marín, Ma Antonia Fortuto, Tatiana Díaz, Salvador Martí, Ma Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández
The Spanish Hematic Derivatives Group, consisting of 26 biobanks, was established in 2011. We describe here the viability results of our publically available standard operating procedure to freeze and thaw peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Our protocol maximizes PBMC viability while avoiding where possible interbiobank and intrabiobank assay variability.
February 22, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398289/a-high-throughput-molecular-data-resource-for-cutaneous-neurofibromas
#16
Sara J C Gosline, Hubert Weinberg, Pamela Knight, Thomas Yu, Xindi Guo, Nripesh Prasad, Angela Jones, Shristi Shrestha, Braden Boone, Shawn E Levy, Salvatore La Rosa, Justin Guinney, Annette Bakker
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disorder with a range of clinical manifestations such as widespread growth of benign tumours called neurofibromas, pain, learning disorders, bone deformities, vascular abnormalities and even malignant tumours. With the establishment of the Children's Tumour Foundation biobank, neurofibroma samples can now be collected directly from patients to be analysed by the larger scientific community. This work describes a pilot study to characterize one class of neurofibroma, cutaneous neurofibromas, by molecularly profiling of ~40 cutaneous neurofibromas collected from 11 individual patients...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394362/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-association-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-a-qatari-population
#17
K Al-Dabhani, K K Tsilidis, N Murphy, H A Ward, P Elliott, E Riboli, M Gunter, I Tzoulaki
OBJECTIVES: Despite long hours of sunlight in Qatar and other regions of the Middle East, vitamin D deficiency has been rising. In parallel, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome has also been increasing in Qatar. Vitamin D levels have been associated with metabolic syndrome but the data are inconsistent and no studies have addressed these inter-relationships in a Middle Eastern population where the prevalence of these conditions is high. The objective is to investigate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its association with metabolic syndrome and its components in the Qatar Biobank population...
April 10, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389615/bilirubin-and-stroke-risk-using-a-mendelian-randomization-design
#18
Sun Ju Lee, Yon Ho Jee, Keum Ji Jung, Seri Hong, Eun Soon Shin, Sun Ha Jee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Circulating bilirubin, a natural antioxidant, is associated with decreased risk of stroke. However, the nature of the relationship between the two remains unknown. We used a Mendelian randomization analysis to assess the causal effect of serum bilirubin on stroke risk in Koreans. METHODS: The 14 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (<10(-7)) including rs6742078 of uridine diphosphoglucuronyl-transferase were selected from genome-wide association study of bilirubin level in the KCPS-II (Korean Cancer Prevention Study-II) Biobank subcohort consisting of 4793 healthy Korean and 806 stroke cases...
April 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389496/the-interaction-of-socioeconomic-position-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-family-history-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-lifelines-cohort-and-biobank-study
#19
Sander K R van Zon, Harold Snieder, Ute Bültmann, Sijmen A Reijneveld
BACKGROUND: Low socioeconomic position (SEP) and family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) contribute to increased T2DM risk, but it is unclear whether they exacerbate each other's effect. This study examined whether SEP reinforces the association of T2DM family history with T2DM, and whether behavioural and clinical risk factors can explain this reinforcement. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data on 51 725 participants from Lifelines. SEP was measured as educational level and was self-reported, just as family history of T2DM...
April 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389123/circulating-gdf-15-levels-predict-future-secondary-manifestations-of-cardiovascular-disease-explicitly-in-women-but-not-men-with-atherosclerosis
#20
Aisha Gohar, Isabel Gonçalves, Joyce Vrijenhoek, Saskia Haitjema, Ian van Koeverden, Jan Nilsson, Gert J de Borst, Jean-Paul de Vries, Gerard Pasterkamp, Hester M den Ruijter, Harry Björkbacka, Saskia C A de Jager
BACKGROUND: Elevated serum levels of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), is an established risk factor for a range of cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to evaluate the predictive value of plasma GDF-15 as a biomarker for secondary cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients with atherosclerosis undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Secondly, we determined whether plasma GDF-15 was associated with carotid plaque characteristics. METHODS: Circulating GDF-15 levels were determined by Luminex assay in a cohort of 1056 patients from the Athero-Express biobank...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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