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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546775/psychological-well-being-among-us-adults-with-arthritis-and-the-unmet-need-for-mental-health-care
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Laura E Straub, Miriam G Cisternas
PURPOSE: Mental health conditions can increase the risk of disability among adults with arthritis. The objective of this analysis was to compare the prevalence of serious psychological distress (SPD), depression, and anxiety among US adults with arthritis vs. those without; characterize adults with arthritis with and without SPD; and determine correlates of seeing a mental health professional during the year for adults with arthritis and SPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of adults in the 2011-2013 National Health Interview Survey...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545019/circulating-soluble-programmed-death-1-levels-may-differentiate-immune-tolerant-phase-from-other-phases-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-from-other-clinical-diseases-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#2
Na Li, Zhihua Zhou, Fang Li, Jiao Sang, Qunying Han, Yi Lv, Wenxuan Zhao, Chunyan Li, Zhengwen Liu
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) is involved in the immune dysfunction of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study analyzed the association of circulating soluble PD-1 (sPD-1) levels with the phases and clinical diseases in chronic HBV infection. Serum sPD-1 levels were determined by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay in patients with different phases and liver diseases of chronic HBV infection. The sPD-1 levels in patients with chronic HBV infection were significantly elevated compared with HBV infection resolvers or healthy controls...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543809/practice-patterns-of-dermatologists-in-the-pediatric-contact-dermatitis-registry
#3
Sharon E Jacob, Michael B Lipp, Eric Suh, Alina Goldenberg
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: U.S. adults and children are equally likely to have allergic contact dermatitis. Historically the narrow geographic location of data-reporting providers has quantitatively and qualitatively limited the pediatric contact dermatitis data. The Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry was used to evaluate self-identified pediatric patch test providers within the United States with regard to demographic characteristics, geographic location, and practice patterns. METHODS: A wide range of U...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539815/increase-of-soluble-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#4
Satoshi Yamagiwa, Toru Ishikawa, Nobuo Waguri, Soichi Sugitani, Kenya Kamimura, Atsunori Tsuchiya, Masaaki Takamura, Hirokazu Kawai, Shuji Terai
Objectives: To determine whether the soluble programmed cell death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) levels in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) are associated with the clinical features of the disease and the efficacy of treatment, including interferon (IFN)-α. Methods: We investigated the sPD-L1 levels in the sera of 80 genotype 1b Japanese patients with CHC who underwent 12 weeks of telaprevir (TVR)- or simeprevir (SMV)-based triple therapy followed by 12 weeks of dual therapy with pegylated IFN-α plus ribavirin...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522460/soluble-pd-l1-as-a-biomarker-in-malignant-melanoma-and-checkpoint-blockade
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Jun Zhou, Kathleen M Mahoney, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Fengmin Zhao, Sandra Lee, Xiaoyun Liao, Scott Rodig, Jingjing Li, Xinqi Wu, Lisa H Butterfield, Matthias Piesche, Michael P Manos, Lauren M Eastman, Glenn Dranoff, Gordon J Freeman, F Stephen Hodi
Blockade of the pathway including Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and its receptor Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) has produced clinical benefits in patients with a variety of cancers.  Elevated levels of soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) have been associated with worse prognosis in renal cell carcinoma and multiple myeloma.  However, the regulatory roles and function of sPD-L1 particularly in connection with immune checkpoint blockade treatment are not fully understood.  We identified four splice variants of PD-L1 in melanoma cells, and all of them are secreted...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513984/spd-l1-expression-is-associated-with-immunosuppression-and-infectious-complications-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
#6
Yang Chen, Meiling Li, Jialin Liu, Tingting Pan, Tianyun Zhou, Zhaojun Liu, Ruoming Tan, Xiaoli Wang, Lijun Tian, Erzhen Chen, Hongping Qu
Acute pancreatitis (AP) with infectious complications has high mortality because of early-stage immunosuppression. The programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)/programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway is an important host immunosuppression mechanism. Soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) expression regulates coinhibitory signals in malignancies or autoimmune disorders; however, its effects in AP are unknown. Here, we evaluated whether serum sPD-L1 is involved in immune dysfunction and assessed its relationship with infectious complications in early AP...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506017/prevalence-of-serious-psychological-distress-among-slaughterhouse-workers-at-a-united-states-beef-packing-plant
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Jessica H Leibler, Patricia A Janulewicz, Melissa J Perry
BACKGROUND: Workers in the animal slaughter and processing industry in the United States experience high rates of occupational injury as well as stressful work conditions, yet mental health in this workforce remains largely unstudied. OBJECTIVE: To assess prevalence of serious psychological distress (SPD) in a sample of industrial US slaughterhouse workers. PARTICIPANTS: Workers at an industrial beef packing plant in Nebraska, United States (n = 137)...
May 6, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499913/integration-of-gel-based-and-gel-free-proteomic-data-for-functional-analysis-of-proteins-through-soybean-proteome-database
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Setsuko Komatsu, Xin Wang, Xiaojian Yin, Yohei Nanjo, Hajime Ohyanagi, Katsumi Sakata
The Soybean Proteome Database (SPD) stores data on soybean proteins obtained with gel-based and gel-free proteomic techniques. The database was constructed to provide information on proteins for functional analyses. The majority of the data is focused on soybean (Glycine max 'Enrei'). The growth and yield of soybean are strongly affected by environmental stresses such as flooding. The database was originally constructed using data on soybean proteins separated by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, which is a gel-based proteomic technique...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499896/decreased-prefrontal-brain-activation-during-verbal-fluency-task-in-patients-with-somatoform-pain-disorder-an-exploratory-multi-channel-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Xiajin Ren, Jinlong Lu, Xiaomin Liu, Chenyu Shen, Xiaoqian Zhang, Xiangyun Ma, Jingjing Sun, Gaoxiang Sun, Kun Feng, Bo Xu, Pozi Liu
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common phenomenon. Patients with somatoform pain disorder (SPD) suffer from lasting chronic pain which may cause cognitive impairment. The dysfunction of prefrontal cortex (PFC) may be involved in pain-induced cognition impairment, which is the most important part in regulating of cognitive function. Multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a noninvasive and low-cost functional neuroimaging technique being used to detect the prefrontal cortex activation during cognitive tasks to demonstrate the relationship between PFC dysfunction and cognition impairment in SPD patients...
May 9, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490437/high-throughput-crispri-phenotyping-identifies-new-essential-genes-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#10
Xue Liu, Clement Gallay, Morten Kjos, Arnau Domenech, Jelle Slager, Sebastiaan P van Kessel, Kèvin Knoops, Robin A Sorg, Jing-Ren Zhang, Jan-Willem Veening
Genome-wide screens have discovered a large set of essential genes in the opportunistic human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae However, the functions of many essential genes are still unknown, hampering vaccine development and drug discovery. Based on results from transposon sequencing (Tn-seq), we refined the list of essential genes in S. pneumoniae serotype 2 strain D39. Next, we created a knockdown library targeting 348 potentially essential genes by CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) and show a growth phenotype for 254 of them (73%)...
May 10, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482108/psychological-distress-among-smokers-in-the-united-states-2008-to-2014
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Michael J Zvolensky, Charles Jardin, Melanie M Wall, Misato Gbedemah, Deborah Hasin, Stewart A Shankman, Matthew Gallagher, Jafar Bakhshaie, Renee D Goodwin
INTRODUCTION: Decline in smoking in the United States (U.S.) has slowed over the past 25 years. Mental health problems are common among smokers, and may be an impediment to quitting and remaining abstinent. The study investigated the relationship between serious (past-30-day) psychological distress (SPD) and smoking, estimated trends in the prevalence of SPD among current, former and never smokers in the U.S. from 2008 to 2014, and investigated whether heterogeneity in these trends varied by sociodemographic characteristics...
May 6, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445484/transcriptome-analysis-of-creeping-bentgrass-exposed-to-drought-stress-and-polyamine-treatment
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Yingmei Ma, Vijaya Shukla, Emily B Merewitz
Creeping bentgrass is an important cool-season turfgrass species sensitive to drought. Treatment with polyamines (PAs) has been shown to improve drought tolerance; however, the mechanism is not yet fully understood. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate transcriptome changes of creeping bentgrass in response to drought and exogenous spermidine (Spd) application using RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). The high-quality sequences were assembled and 18,682 out of 49,190 (38%) were detected as coding sequences. A total of 22% and 19% of genes were found to be either up- or down-regulated due to drought while 20% and 34% genes were either up- or down- regulated in response to Spd application under drought conditions, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428760/the-variation-tendency-of-polyamines-forms-and-components-of-polyamine-metabolism-in-zoysiagrass-zoysia-japonica-steud-to-salt-stress-with-exogenous-spermidine-application
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Shucheng Li, Linlin Cui, Yujuan Zhang, Yunwen Wang, Peisheng Mao
To understand dynamic changes in polyamines (PAs) forms and components of polyamine metabolism in zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) response to salt stress with exogenous spermidine (Spd) application, two Chinese zoysia cultivars, z081 and z057, were exposed to sodium chloride stress for 2, 4, 6, and 8 days. The z057 cultivar possesses higher salinity tolerance than the z081 cultivar. Salt stress decreased the zoysiagrass fresh weight (FW) and increased free Spd and spermine (Spm) levels and soluble and insoluble putrescine (Put), Spd and Spm levels in both cultivars...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420983/increased-oxidative-stress-markers-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-from-healthy-subjects-with-parkinson-s-disease-associated-lrrk2-gene-mutations
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David A Loeffler, Andrea C Klaver, Mary P Coffey, Jan O Aasly, Peter A LeWitt
Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene are the most frequent cause of inherited Parkinson's disease (PD). The most common PD-associated LRRK2 mutation, G2019S, induces increased production of reactive oxygen species in vitro. We therefore hypothesized that individuals with PD-associated LRRK2 mutations might have increased concentrations of oxidative stress markers and/or decreased total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). We measured two oxidative stress markers, namely 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and 8-isoprostane (8-ISO), and TAC in CSF from LRRK2 mutation-bearing PD patients (LRRK2 PD = 19), sporadic PD patients (sPD = 31), and healthy control subjects with or without these mutations (LRRK2 CTL = 30, CTL = 27)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420361/health-care-availability-quality-and-unmet-need-a-comparison-of-transgender-and-cisgender-residents-of-ontario-canada
#15
Rachel Giblon, Greta R Bauer
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that transgender (trans) individuals in Canada are a medically underserved population; barriers range from lack of provider knowledge on trans issues to refusal of care. This paper provides the first formal estimation of health care inequalities between trans and cisgender individuals in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: Weighted statistics from the Ontario-wide Trans PULSE Project (n = 433) were compared with age-standardized Ontario data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (n = 39,980) to produce standardized prevalence differences (SPDs)...
April 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418654/a-robust-and-accurate-tight-binding-quantum-chemical-method-for-structures-vibrational-frequencies-and-noncovalent-interactions-of-large-molecular-systems-parametrized-for-all-spd-block-elements-z-1-86
#16
Stefan Grimme, Christoph Bannwarth, Philip Shushkov
We propose a novel, special purpose semiempirical tight binding (TB) method for the calculation of structures, vibrational frequencies, and noncovalent interactions of large molecular systems with 1000 or more atoms. The functional form of the method is related to the self-consistent density functional TB scheme and mostly avoids element-pair-specific parameters. The parametrization covers all spd-block elements and the lanthanides up to Z = 86 using reference data at the hybrid density functional theory level...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412896/disparities-in-health-care-utilization-and-functional-limitations-among-adults-with-serious-psychological-distress-2006-2014
#17
Judith Weissman, David Russell, Melanie Jay, Jeannette M Beasley, Dolores Malaspina, Cheryl Pegus
OBJECTIVE: This study compared health care access, utilization, and functional indicators among adults with and without serious psychological distress (SPD) in the years surrounding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). METHODS: Adults ages 18 to 64 from the 2006-2014 National Health Interview Survey (N=207, 853) were examined on 11 access, utilization, and functional indicators: health insurance coverage (health coverage), insufficient money for medications, delay in health care (delay in care), insufficient money for health care, visiting a doctor ten or more times in the past 12 months, change in place of health care, change in place of health care due to insurance, limitations in ability to work, limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs), insufficient money for mental health care, and having seen a mental health care provider...
April 17, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411424/drug-use-among-transgender-people-in-ontario-canada-disparities-and-associations-with-social-exclusion
#18
Ayden I Scheim, Greta R Bauer, Mostafa Shokoohi
INTRODUCTION: We identified the prevalence and correlates of past-year illicit drug use among transgender people in Ontario, Canada, and disparities with the age-standardized non-transgender population. METHODS: Data on transgender persons aged 16+ (n=406) were obtained from Trans PULSE, a respondent-driven sampling (RDS) survey (2009-2010). Overall and sex-specific estimates of past-year drug use (cocaine and amphetamines, based on data availability) in the reference population were obtained from Ontario residents aged 16+ (n=39, 980) in the Canadian Community Health Survey (2009-2010), and standardized to the overall and gender-specific transgender age distributions...
March 31, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403468/serious-psychological-distress-and-smoking-during-pregnancy-in-the-united-states-2008-2014
#19
Renee D Goodwin, Keely Cheslack-Postava, Deborah B Nelson, Philip H Smith, Deborah S Hasin, Teresa Janevic, Nina Bakoyiannis, Melanie M Wall
Introduction: The current study examined the relationship between acute (past 30 day) and recent (past year but not past 30 day) serious psychological distress (SPD) and smoking during pregnancy among women in the United States overall, stratified by demographic characteristics, and described the change in the prevalence of prenatal smoking among women with and without SPD, from 2008 to 2014. Methods: Data were drawn from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual cross-sectional study of US persons aged 12 and over...
May 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397579/secondary-paroxysmal-dyskinesia-in-multiple-sclerosis-clinical-radiological-features-and-treatment-case-report-of-seven-patients
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Ethel Ciampi, Reinaldo Uribe-San-Martín, Jaime Godoy-Santín, Juan Pablo Cruz, Claudia Cárcamo-Rodríguez, Carlos Juri
Secondary paroxysmal dyskinesias (SPDs) are short, episodic, and recurrent movement disorders, classically related to multiple sclerosis (MS). Carbamazepine is effective, but with risk of adverse reactions. We identified 7 patients with SPD among 457 MS patients (1.53%). SPD occurred in face ( n = 1), leg ( n = 2), or arm +leg ( n = 4) several times during the day. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed new or enhancing lesions in thalamus ( n = 1), mesencephalic tegmentum ( n = 1), and cerebellar peduncles ( n = 5)...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
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