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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913808/treatment-of-upper-extremity-venous-aneurysms-with-a-polytetrafluoroethylene-covered-stent
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David Parizh, Jesse Victory, Syed Ali Rizvi, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher
BACKGROUND: Venous aneurysms of the upper torso are uncommon in contrast to the abdomen and lower extremities. Mostly silent, they can cause significant morbidity. Large or symptomatic venous aneurysms are generally treated with open resection. To our knowledge, there are no documented cases of head and neck venous aneurysms treated by a hybrid endovascular and open approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old female presented with the complaint of pain and increasing size of a supraclavicular mass...
December 2, 2016: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908689/pcsk9-genetic-variants-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomisation-study
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Amand F Schmidt, Daniel I Swerdlow, Michael V Holmes, Riyaz S Patel, Zammy Fairhurst-Hunter, Donald M Lyall, Fernando Pires Hartwig, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Elina Hyppönen, Christine Power, Max Moldovan, Erik van Iperen, G Kees Hovingh, Ilja Demuth, Kristina Norman, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Juri Demuth, Lars Bertram, Tian Liu, Stefan Coassin, Johann Willeit, Stefan Kiechl, Karin Willeit, Dan Mason, John Wright, Richard Morris, Goya Wanamethee, Peter Whincup, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Stela McLachlan, Jackie F Price, Mika Kivimaki, Catherine Welch, Adelaida Sanchez-Galvez, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Andrew Nicolaides, Andrie G Panayiotou, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Giuseppe Matullo, Giovanni Fiorito, Simonetta Guarrera, Carlotta Sacerdote, Nicholas J Wareham, Claudia Langenberg, Robert Scott, Jian'an Luan, Martin Bobak, Sofia Malyutina, Andrzej Pająk, Ruzena Kubinova, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Hynek Pikhart, Lise Lotte Nystrup Husemoen, Niels Grarup, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Hansen, Allan Linneberg, Kenneth Starup Simonsen, Jackie Cooper, Steve E Humphries, Murray Brilliant, Terrie Kitchner, Hakon Hakonarson, David S Carrell, Catherine A McCarty, H Lester Kirchner, Eric B Larson, David R Crosslin, Mariza de Andrade, Dan M Roden, Joshua C Denny, Cara Carty, Stephen Hancock, John Attia, Elizabeth Holliday, Martin O' Donnell, Salim Yusuf, Michael Chong, Guillaume Pare, Pim van der Harst, M Abdullah Said, Ruben N Eppinga, Niek Verweij, Harold Snieder, Tim Christen, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Stefan Gustafsson, Lars Lind, Erik Ingelsson, Raha Pazoki, Oscar Franco, Albert Hofman, Andre Uitterlinden, Abbas Dehghan, Alexander Teumer, Sebastian Baumeister, Marcus Dörr, Markus M Lerch, Uwe Völker, Henry Völzke, Joey Ward, Jill P Pell, Daniel J Smith, Tom Meade, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee, Ekaterina V Baranova, Robin Young, Ian Ford, Archie Campbell, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Michiel L Bots, Diederick E Grobbee, Philippe Froguel, Dorothée Thuillier, Beverley Balkau, Amélie Bonnefond, Bertrand Cariou, Melissa Smart, Yanchun Bao, Meena Kumari, Anubha Mahajan, Paul M Ridker, Daniel I Chasman, Alex P Reiner, Leslie A Lange, Marylyn D Ritchie, Folkert W Asselbergs, Juan-Pablo Casas, Brendan J Keating, David Preiss, Aroon D Hingorani, Naveed Sattar
BACKGROUND: Statin treatment and variants in the gene encoding HMG-CoA reductase are associated with reductions in both the concentration of LDL cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease, but also with modest hyperglycaemia, increased bodyweight, and modestly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, which in no way offsets their substantial benefits. We sought to investigate the associations of LDL cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 variants with type 2 diabetes and related biomarkers to gauge the likely effects of PCSK9 inhibitors on diabetes risk...
November 28, 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903478/the-clinical-efficacy-of-balloon-assisted-maturation-of-autogenous-arteriovenous-fistulae
#3
Syed Ali Rizvi, Fred Usoh, Anil Hingorani, Eleanor Iadgarova, Pamela Boniscavage, Justin Eisenberg, Enrico Ascher, Natalie Marks
OBJECTIVE: Delayed maturation of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) among patients who require hemodialysis (HD) can lead to catheter sepsis with its resultant morbidity and mortality. Some have proposed that sequential balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) may accelerate the maturation times of these accesses. On the other hand, serial balloon angioplasty of normal vein may result in stenosis and delay maturation. Although the safety of BAM has been shown, direct comparison to non-matured AVF has not been explored...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898682/genetic-predisposition-to-an-impaired-metabolism-of-the-branched-chain-amino-acids-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomisation-analysis
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Luca A Lotta, Robert A Scott, Stephen J Sharp, Stephen Burgess, Jian'an Luan, Therese Tillin, Amand F Schmidt, Fumiaki Imamura, Isobel D Stewart, John R B Perry, Luke Marney, Albert Koulman, Edward D Karoly, Nita G Forouhi, Rasmus J O Sjögren, Erik Näslund, Juleen R Zierath, Anna Krook, David B Savage, Julian L Griffin, Nishi Chaturvedi, Aroon D Hingorani, Kay-Tee Khaw, Inês Barroso, Mark I McCarthy, Stephen O'Rahilly, Nicholas J Wareham, Claudia Langenberg
BACKGROUND: Higher circulating levels of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs; i.e., isoleucine, leucine, and valine) are strongly associated with higher type 2 diabetes risk, but it is not known whether this association is causal. We undertook large-scale human genetic analyses to address this question. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Genome-wide studies of BCAA levels in 16,596 individuals revealed five genomic regions associated at genome-wide levels of significance (p < 5 × 10-8)...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884944/ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-thrombosis
#5
Jesse Victory, Syed Ali Rizvi, Enrico Ascher, Anil Hingorani
BACKGROUND: Complete thrombosis of an aortic endograft after an endovascular aortic aneurysm repair is a rare complication. The majority of thrombotic events occur in the iliac limbs. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a patient who presented with acute limb ischemia as the result of a thrombosed infra-renal aortic endograft. After restoration of blood flow to the lower extremities with an axillary to bi-femoral artery bypass, the patient was lost to follow-up...
November 24, 2016: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834964/a-review-of-145%C3%A2-234-ophthalmic-patient-episodes-lost-to-follow-up
#6
A Davis, A Baldwin, M Hingorani, A Dwyer, D Flanagan
PurposeLost to follow-up and delays in follow-up care are a major problem in chronic diseases, particularly when irreversible progression precedes symptoms. The NPSA Glaucoma Safety Alert in 2009 highlighted the risk and requirements for consistent robust review systems in ophthalmology. In response, Moorfields Eye Hospital reviewed the records of all patients in all subspecialties without review appointments booked. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ophthalmic patients lost to follow-up had come to harm and develop investigation techniques to optimise safety, which do not put excessive demands on clinical staff time...
November 11, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793283/single-molecule-fret-to-measure-conformational-dynamics-of-dna-mismatch-repair-proteins
#7
J W Gauer, S LeBlanc, P Hao, R Qiu, B C Case, M Sakato, M M Hingorani, D A Erie, K R Weninger
Single-molecule FRET measurements have a unique sensitivity to protein conformational dynamics. The FRET signals can either be interpreted quantitatively to provide estimates of absolute distance in a molecule configuration or can be qualitatively interpreted as distinct states, from which quantitative kinetic schemes for conformational transitions can be deduced. Here we describe methods utilizing single-molecule FRET to reveal the conformational dynamics of the proteins responsible for DNA mismatch repair...
2016: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758874/replication-of-associations-between-genetic-polymorphisms-and-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#8
Paul J Martin, Wenhong Fan, Barry E Storer, David M Levine, Lue Ping Zhao, Edus H Warren, Mary E D Flowers, Stephanie J Lee, Paul A Carpenter, Michael Boeckh, Sangeeta Hingorani, Li Yan, Qiang Hu, Leah Preus, Song Liu, Stephen Spellman, Xiaochun Zhu, Marcelo Pasquini, Philip McCarthy, Daniel Stram, Xin Sheng, Loreall Pooler, Christopher A Haiman, Lara Sucheston-Campbell, Theresa Hahn, John A Hansen
Previous studies have identified single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with the risk of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. The current study determined whether these associations could be replicated in large cohorts of donors and recipients. Each SNP was tested with cohorts of patients having the same donor type (HLA-matched related, unrelated, or both) reported in the original publication, and testing was limited to the same genome (recipient or donor) and genetic model (dominant, recessive, or allelic) reported in the original study...
November 17, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755538/circulating-apolipoprotein-e-concentration-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-meta-analysis-of-results-from-three-studies
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Reecha Sofat, Jackie A Cooper, Meena Kumari, Juan P Casas, Jacqueline P Mitchell, Jayshree Acharya, Simon Thom, Alun D Hughes, Steve E Humphries, Aroon D Hingorani
BACKGROUND: The association of APOE genotype with circulating apolipoprotein E (ApoE) concentration and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is well established. However, the relationship of circulating ApoE concentration and CVD has received little attention. METHODS AND FINDINGS: To address this, we measured circulating ApoE concentration in 9,587 individuals (with 1,413 CVD events) from three studies with incident CVD events: two population-based studies, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the men-only Northwick Park Heart Study II (NPHSII), and a nested sub-study of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT)...
October 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731564/is-it-time-to-rethink-the-use-of-steroids-for-pulmonary-leptospirosis
#10
Raajeev V Hingorani, Rishi Kumar, Ashit V Hegde, Rajeev N Soman, Rasika A Sirsat, Camilla Rodrigues, Anjali Shetty
Pulmonary involvement is a fairly common complication of leptospirosis. A high dose of steroids is often used in the treatment of pulmonary leptospirosis. Here we report two cases who developed severe invasive fungal infections following the use of steroids for pulmonary leptospirosis. Routine use of steroids for pulmonary leptospirosis may do more harm than good as the evidence for this practice is sparse.
March 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637888/mutant-p53-together-with-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-influence-organ-specific-hematogenous-colonization-patterns-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Yi Zhong, Anne M Macgregor-Das, Tyler Saunders, Martin Whittle, Alvin Makohon-Moore, Zachary Kohutek, Justin Poling, Brian Herbst, Breanna Javier, Leslie Cope, Steven D Leach, Sunil R Hingorani, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue
PURPOSE: TP53 and the TGFβ pathway are major mediators of pancreatic cancer metastasis. The mechanisms by which they cause hematogenous metastasis have not been fully explored. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: KPC (LSL-KRASG12D/+;LSL-Trp53R172H/+; Ptf1aCre/+) mice were generated and the frequency and morphology of organ-specific hematogenous metastases compared to that seen in KPTC and KTC littermates (Tgfbr2+/-). Key findings were validated in primary cells from each genotype and samples of human pancreatic cancer liver metastases...
September 16, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621833/low-eosinophil-and-low-lymphocyte-counts-and-the-incidence-of-12-cardiovascular-diseases-a-caliber-cohort-study
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Anoop Dinesh Shah, Spiros Denaxas, Owen Nicholas, Aroon D Hingorani, Harry Hemingway
BACKGROUND: Eosinophil and lymphocyte counts are commonly performed in clinical practice. Previous studies provide conflicting evidence of association with cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: We used linked primary care, hospitalisation, disease registry and mortality data in England (the CALIBER (CArdiovascular disease research using LInked Bespoke studies and Electronic health Records) programme). We included people aged 30 or older without cardiovascular disease at baseline, and used Cox models to estimate cause-specific HRs for the association of eosinophil or lymphocyte counts with the first occurrence of cardiovascular disease...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618452/the-genetics-of-blood-pressure-regulation-and-its-target-organs-from-association-studies-in-342-415-individuals
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Georg B Ehret, Teresa Ferreira, Daniel I Chasman, Anne U Jackson, Ellen M Schmidt, Toby Johnson, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Jian'an Luan, Louise A Donnelly, Stavroula Kanoni, Ann-Kristin Petersen, Vasyl Pihur, Rona J Strawbridge, Dmitry Shungin, Maria F Hughes, Osorio Meirelles, Marika Kaakinen, Nabila Bouatia-Naji, Kati Kristiansson, Sonia Shah, Marcus E Kleber, Xiuqing Guo, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Cristiano Fava, Niclas Eriksson, Ilja M Nolte, Patrik K Magnusson, Elias L Salfati, Loukianos S Rallidis, Elizabeth Theusch, Andrew J P Smith, Lasse Folkersen, Kate Witkowska, Tune H Pers, Roby Joehanes, Stuart K Kim, Lazaros Lataniotis, Rick Jansen, Andrew D Johnson, Helen Warren, Young Jin Kim, Wei Zhao, Ying Wu, Bamidele O Tayo, Murielle Bochud, Devin Absher, Linda S Adair, Najaf Amin, Dan E Arking, Tomas Axelsson, Damiano Baldassarre, Beverley Balkau, Stefania Bandinelli, Michael R Barnes, Inês Barroso, Stephen Bevan, Joshua C Bis, Gyda Bjornsdottir, Michael Boehnke, Eric Boerwinkle, Lori L Bonnycastle, Dorret I Boomsma, Stefan R Bornstein, Morris J Brown, Michel Burnier, Claudia P Cabrera, John C Chambers, I-Shou Chang, Ching-Yu Cheng, Peter S Chines, Ren-Hua Chung, Francis S Collins, John M Connell, Angela Döring, Jean Dallongeville, John Danesh, Ulf de Faire, Graciela Delgado, Anna F Dominiczak, Alex S F Doney, Fotios Drenos, Sarah Edkins, John D Eicher, Roberto Elosua, Stefan Enroth, Jeanette Erdmann, Per Eriksson, Tonu Esko, Evangelos Evangelou, Alun Evans, Tove Fall, Martin Farrall, Janine F Felix, Jean Ferrières, Luigi Ferrucci, Myriam Fornage, Terrence Forrester, Nora Franceschini, Oscar H Franco, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Ross M Fraser, Santhi K Ganesh, He Gao, Karl Gertow, Francesco Gianfagna, Bruna Gigante, Franco Giulianini, Anuj Goel, Alison H Goodall, Mark O Goodarzi, Mathias Gorski, Jürgen Gräßler, Christopher J Groves, Vilmundur Gudnason, Ulf Gyllensten, Göran Hallmans, Anna-Liisa Hartikainen, Maija Hassinen, Aki S Havulinna, Caroline Hayward, Serge Hercberg, Karl-Heinz Herzig, Andrew A Hicks, Aroon D Hingorani, Joel N Hirschhorn, Albert Hofman, Jostein Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas Holmen, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Phil Howard, Chao A Hsiung, Steven C Hunt, M Arfan Ikram, Thomas Illig, Carlos Iribarren, Richard A Jensen, Mika Kähönen, Hyun Min Kang, Sekar Kathiresan, Brendan J Keating, Kay-Tee Khaw, Yun Kyoung Kim, Eric Kim, Mika Kivimaki, Norman Klopp, Genovefa Kolovou, Pirjo Komulainen, Jaspal S Kooner, Gulum Kosova, Ronald M Krauss, Diana Kuh, Zoltan Kutalik, Johanna Kuusisto, Kirsti Kvaløy, Timo A Lakka, Nanette R Lee, I-Te Lee, Wen-Jane Lee, Daniel Levy, Xiaohui Li, Kae-Woei Liang, Honghuang Lin, Li Lin, Jaana Lindström, Stéphane Lobbens, Satu Männistö, Gabriele Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, François Mach, Hugh S Markus, Eirini Marouli, Mark I McCarthy, Colin A McKenzie, Pierre Meneton, Cristina Menni, Andres Metspalu, Vladan Mijatovic, Leena Moilanen, May E Montasser, Andrew D Morris, Alanna C Morrison, Antonella Mulas, Ramaiah Nagaraja, Narisu Narisu, Kjell Nikus, Christopher J O'Donnell, Paul F O'Reilly, Ken K Ong, Fred Paccaud, Cameron D Palmer, Afshin Parsa, Nancy L Pedersen, Brenda W Penninx, Markus Perola, Annette Peters, Neil Poulter, Peter P Pramstaller, Bruce M Psaty, Thomas Quertermous, Dabeeru C Rao, Asif Rasheed, N William Rayner, Frida Renström, Rainer Rettig, Kenneth M Rice, Robert Roberts, Lynda M Rose, Jacques Rossouw, Nilesh J Samani, Serena Sanna, Jouko Saramies, Heribert Schunkert, Sylvain Sebert, Wayne H-H Sheu, Young-Ah Shin, Xueling Sim, Johannes H Smit, Albert V Smith, Maria X Sosa, Tim D Spector, Alena Stančáková, Alice V Stanton, Kathleen E Stirrups, Heather M Stringham, Johan Sundstrom, Amy J Swift, Ann-Christine Syvänen, E-Shyong Tai, Toshiko Tanaka, Kirill V Tarasov, Alexander Teumer, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Martin D Tobin, Elena Tremoli, Andre G Uitterlinden, Matti Uusitupa, Ahmad Vaez, Dhananjay Vaidya, Cornelia M van Duijn, Erik P A van Iperen, Ramachandran S Vasan, Germaine C Verwoert, Jarmo Virtamo, Veronique Vitart, Benjamin F Voight, Peter Vollenweider, Aline Wagner, Louise V Wain, Nicholas J Wareham, Hugh Watkins, Alan B Weder, Harm-Jan Westra, Rainford Wilks, Tom Wilsgaard, James F Wilson, Tien Y Wong, Tsun-Po Yang, Jie Yao, Loic Yengo, Weihua Zhang, Jing Hua Zhao, Xiaofeng Zhu, Pascal Bovet, Richard S Cooper, Karen L Mohlke, Danish Saleheen, Jong-Young Lee, Paul Elliott, Hinco J Gierman, Cristen J Willer, Lude Franke, G Kees Hovingh, Kent D Taylor, George Dedoussis, Peter Sever, Andrew Wong, Lars Lind, Themistocles L Assimes, Inger Njølstad, Peter E H Schwarz, Claudia Langenberg, Harold Snieder, Mark J Caulfield, Olle Melander, Markku Laakso, Juha Saltevo, Rainer Rauramaa, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Erik Ingelsson, Terho Lehtimäki, Kristian Hveem, Walter Palmas, Winfried März, Meena Kumari, Veikko Salomaa, Yii-Der I Chen, Jerome I Rotter, Philippe Froguel, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Edward G Lakatta, Kari Kuulasmaa, Paul W Franks, Anders Hamsten, H-Erich Wichmann, Colin N A Palmer, Kari Stefansson, Paul M Ridker, Ruth J F Loos, Aravinda Chakravarti, Panos Deloukas, Andrew P Morris, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Patricia B Munroe
To dissect the genetic architecture of blood pressure and assess effects on target organ damage, we analyzed 128,272 SNPs from targeted and genome-wide arrays in 201,529 individuals of European ancestry, and genotypes from an additional 140,886 individuals were used for validation. We identified 66 blood pressure-associated loci, of which 17 were new; 15 harbored multiple distinct association signals. The 66 index SNPs were enriched for cis-regulatory elements, particularly in vascular endothelial cells, consistent with a primary role in blood pressure control through modulation of vascular tone across multiple tissues...
October 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605071/progress-and-opportunities-for-immune-therapeutics-in-osteosarcoma
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Christina K Lettieri, Nicole Appel, Nicole Labban, Danielle M Lussier, Joseph N Blattman, Pooja Hingorani
Survival outcomes for osteosarcoma have plateaued since the 1980s, and patients with relapsed or refractory disease have a particularly dismal outcome. Treatment options for these patients are limited primarily due to the paucity of effective therapeutics. Immune therapies such as tumor vaccines and traditional antigen-targeted monoclonal antibodies have had limited success in solid tumors. The recent discovery of novel immune checkpoint blockade strategies and their success in adult cancers has revitalized the use of immunotherapy strategies for the treatment of solid tumors...
October 2016: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591262/comparison-of-variance-estimators-for-meta-analysis-of-instrumental-variable-estimates
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A F Schmidt, A D Hingorani, B J Jefferis, J White, R H H Groenwold, F Dudbridge
BACKGROUND: Mendelian randomization studies perform instrumental variable (IV) analysis using genetic IVs. Results of individual Mendelian randomization studies can be pooled through meta-analysis. We explored how different variance estimators influence the meta-analysed IV estimate. METHODS: Two versions of the delta method (IV before or after pooling), four bootstrap estimators, a jack-knife estimator and a heteroscedasticity-consistent (HC) variance estimator were compared using simulation...
September 2, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591082/haprap-a-haplotype-based-iterative-method-for-statistical-fine-mapping-using-gwas-summary-statistics
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Jie Zheng, Santiago Rodriguez, Charles Laurin, Denis Baird, Lea Trela-Larsen, Mesut A Erzurumluoglu, Yi Zheng, Jon White, Claudia Giambartolomei, Delilah Zabaneh, Richard Morris, Meena Kumari, Juan P Casas, Aroon D Hingorani, David M Evans, Tom R Gaunt, Ian N M Day
MOTIVATION: Fine mapping is a widely used approach for identifying the causal variant(s) at disease-associated loci. Standard methods (e.g. multiple regression) require individual level genotypes. Recent fine mapping methods using summary-level data require the pairwise correlation coefficients (r(2)) of the variants. However, haplotypes rather than pairwise r(2), are the true biological representation of linkage disequilibrium (LD) among multiple loci. In this paper, we present an empirical iterative method, HAPlotype Regional Association analysis Program (HAPRAP), that enables fine mapping using summary statistics and haplotype information from an individual-level reference panel...
September 1, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561768/cystatin-c-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Sander W van der Laan, Tove Fall, Aicha Soumaré, Alexander Teumer, Sanaz Sedaghat, Jens Baumert, Delilah Zabaneh, Jessica van Setten, Ivana Isgum, Tessel E Galesloot, Johannes Arpegård, Philippe Amouyel, Stella Trompet, Melanie Waldenberger, Marcus Dörr, Patrik K Magnusson, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Anders Larsson, Andrew P Morris, Janine F Felix, Alanna C Morrison, Nora Franceschini, Joshua C Bis, Maryam Kavousi, Christopher O'Donnell, Fotios Drenos, Vinicius Tragante, Patricia B Munroe, Rainer Malik, Martin Dichgans, Bradford B Worrall, Jeanette Erdmann, Christopher P Nelson, Nilesh J Samani, Heribert Schunkert, Jonathan Marchini, Riyaz S Patel, Aroon D Hingorani, Lars Lind, Nancy L Pedersen, Jacqueline de Graaf, Lambertus A L M Kiemeney, Sebastian E Baumeister, Oscar H Franco, Albert Hofman, André G Uitterlinden, Wolfgang Koenig, Christa Meisinger, Annette Peters, Barbara Thorand, J Wouter Jukema, Bjørn Odvar Eriksen, Ingrid Toft, Tom Wilsgaard, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Stéphanie Debette, Meena Kumari, Per Svensson, Pim van der Harst, Mika Kivimaki, Brendan J Keating, Naveed Sattar, Abbas Dehghan, Alex P Reiner, Erik Ingelsson, Hester M den Ruijter, Paul I W de Bakker, Gerard Pasterkamp, Johan Ärnlöv, Michael V Holmes, Folkert W Asselbergs
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies show that high circulating cystatin C is associated with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), independent of creatinine-based renal function measurements. It is unclear whether this relationship is causal, arises from residual confounding, and/or is a consequence of reverse causation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to use Mendelian randomization to investigate whether cystatin C is causally related to CVD in the general population...
August 30, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556007/addressing-ethical-challenges-in-the-genetics-substudy-of-the-national-eye-survey-of-trinidad-and-tobago-gsnestt
#18
Allana N Roach, Tasanee Braithwaite, Christine Carrington, Elysse Marcellin, Subash Sharma, Aroon Hingorani, Juan P Casas, Michael A Hauser, R Rand Allingham, Samuel S Ramsewak, Rupert Bourne
BACKGROUND: The conduct of international collaborative genomics research raises distinct ethical challenges that require special consideration, especially if conducted in settings that are research-naïve or resource-limited. Although there is considerable literature on these issues, there is a dearth of literature chronicling approaches taken to address these issues in the field. Additionally no previous ethical guidelines have been developed to support similar research in Trinidad and Tobago...
June 2016: Applied & Translational Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531093/clinical-role-of-the-venous-ultrasound-to-identify-lower-extremity-pathology
#19
Afsha Aurshina, Enrico Ascher, Anil Hingorani, Sergio X Salles-Cunha, Natalie Marks, Eleanor Iadgarova
BACKGROUND: Accreditation in peripheral venous testing can be obtained based upon femoropopliteal duplex ultrasound evaluation, and many laboratories limit their examination to this segment only. This simplified protocol detects acute femoropopliteal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) but misses calf vein DVT, superficial venous thrombosis, chronic DVT, venous reflux, and other non-venous findings potentially responsible of the patients' presenting conditions. A protocol limited to the femoropopliteal segment results in additional unnecessary testing and can create patient dissatisfaction...
August 12, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487401/association-of-lipid-fractions-with-risks-for-coronary-artery-disease-and-diabetes
#20
Jon White, Daniel I Swerdlow, David Preiss, Zammy Fairhurst-Hunter, Brendan J Keating, Folkert W Asselbergs, Naveed Sattar, Steve E Humphries, Aroon D Hingorani, Michael V Holmes
IMPORTANCE: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is causally related to coronary artery disease (CAD), but the relevance of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides (TGs) is uncertain. Lowering of LDL-C levels by statin therapy modestly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, but it is unknown whether this effect is specific to statins. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations of 3 routinely measured lipid fractions with CAD and diabetes through mendelian randomization (MR) using conventional MR and making use of newer approaches, such as multivariate MR and MR-Egger, that address the pleiotropy of genetic instruments where relevant...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
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