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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098162/novel-genetic-loci-associated-with-hippocampal-volume
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Derrek P Hibar, Hieab H H Adams, Neda Jahanshad, Ganesh Chauhan, Jason L Stein, Edith Hofer, Miguel E Renteria, Joshua C Bis, Alejandro Arias-Vasquez, M Kamran Ikram, Sylvane Desrivières, Meike W Vernooij, Lucija Abramovic, Saud Alhusaini, Najaf Amin, Micael Andersson, Konstantinos Arfanakis, Benjamin S Aribisala, Nicola J Armstrong, Lavinia Athanasiu, Tomas Axelsson, Ashley H Beecham, Alexa Beiser, Manon Bernard, Susan H Blanton, Marc M Bohlken, Marco P Boks, Janita Bralten, Adam M Brickman, Owen Carmichael, M Mallar Chakravarty, Qiang Chen, Christopher R K Ching, Vincent Chouraki, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, Fabrice Crivello, Anouk Den Braber, Nhat Trung Doan, Stefan Ehrlich, Sudheer Giddaluru, Aaron L Goldman, Rebecca F Gottesman, Oliver Grimm, Michael E Griswold, Tulio Guadalupe, Boris A Gutman, Johanna Hass, Unn K Haukvik, David Hoehn, Avram J Holmes, Martine Hoogman, Deborah Janowitz, Tianye Jia, Kjetil N Jørgensen, Nazanin Karbalai, Dalia Kasperaviciute, Sungeun Kim, Marieke Klein, Bernd Kraemer, Phil H Lee, David C M Liewald, Lorna M Lopez, Michelle Luciano, Christine Macare, Andre F Marquand, Mar Matarin, Karen A Mather, Manuel Mattheisen, David R McKay, Yuri Milaneschi, Susana Muñoz Maniega, Kwangsik Nho, Allison C Nugent, Paul Nyquist, Loes M Olde Loohuis, Jaap Oosterlaan, Martina Papmeyer, Lukas Pirpamer, Benno Pütz, Adaikalavan Ramasamy, Jennifer S Richards, Shannon L Risacher, Roberto Roiz-Santiañez, Nanda Rommelse, Stefan Ropele, Emma J Rose, Natalie A Royle, Tatjana Rundek, Philipp G Sämann, Arvin Saremi, Claudia L Satizabal, Lianne Schmaal, Andrew J Schork, Li Shen, Jean Shin, Elena Shumskaya, Albert V Smith, Emma Sprooten, Lachlan T Strike, Alexander Teumer, Diana Tordesillas-Gutierrez, Roberto Toro, Daniah Trabzuni, Stella Trompet, Dhananjay Vaidya, Jeroen Van der Grond, Sven J Van der Lee, Dennis Van der Meer, Marjolein M J Van Donkelaar, Kristel R Van Eijk, Theo G M Van Erp, Daan Van Rooij, Esther Walton, Lars T Westlye, Christopher D Whelan, Beverly G Windham, Anderson M Winkler, Katharina Wittfeld, Girma Woldehawariat, Christiane Wolf, Thomas Wolfers, Lisa R Yanek, Jingyun Yang, Alex Zijdenbos, Marcel P Zwiers, Ingrid Agartz, Laura Almasy, David Ames, Philippe Amouyel, Ole A Andreassen, Sampath Arepalli, Amelia A Assareh, Sandra Barral, Mark E Bastin, Diane M Becker, James T Becker, David A Bennett, John Blangero, Hans van Bokhoven, Dorret I Boomsma, Henry Brodaty, Rachel M Brouwer, Han G Brunner, Randy L Buckner, Jan K Buitelaar, Kazima B Bulayeva, Wiepke Cahn, Vince D Calhoun, Dara M Cannon, Gianpiero L Cavalleri, Ching-Yu Cheng, Sven Cichon, Mark R Cookson, Aiden Corvin, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Joanne E Curran, Michael Czisch, Anders M Dale, Gareth E Davies, Anton J M De Craen, Eco J C De Geus, Philip L De Jager, Greig I De Zubicaray, Ian J Deary, Stéphanie Debette, Charles DeCarli, Norman Delanty, Chantal Depondt, Anita DeStefano, Allissa Dillman, Srdjan Djurovic, Gary Donohoe, Wayne C Drevets, Ravi Duggirala, Thomas D Dyer, Christian Enzinger, Susanne Erk, Thomas Espeseth, Iryna O Fedko, Guillén Fernández, Luigi Ferrucci, Simon E Fisher, Debra A Fleischman, Ian Ford, Myriam Fornage, Tatiana M Foroud, Peter T Fox, Clyde Francks, Masaki Fukunaga, J Raphael Gibbs, David C Glahn, Randy L Gollub, Harald H H Göring, Robert C Green, Oliver Gruber, Vilmundur Gudnason, Sebastian Guelfi, Asta K Håberg, Narelle K Hansell, John Hardy, Catharina A Hartman, Ryota Hashimoto, Katrin Hegenscheid, Andreas Heinz, Stephanie Le Hellard, Dena G Hernandez, Dirk J Heslenfeld, Beng-Choon Ho, Pieter J Hoekstra, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Albert Hofman, Florian Holsboer, Georg Homuth, Norbert Hosten, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Matthew Huentelman, Hilleke E Hulshoff Pol, Masashi Ikeda, Clifford R Jack, Mark Jenkinson, Robert Johnson, Erik G Jönsson, J Wouter Jukema, René S Kahn, Ryota Kanai, Iwona Kloszewska, David S Knopman, Peter Kochunov, John B Kwok, Stephen M Lawrie, Hervé Lemaître, Xinmin Liu, Dan L Longo, Oscar L Lopez, Simon Lovestone, Oliver Martinez, Jean-Luc Martinot, Venkata S Mattay, Colm McDonald, Andrew M McIntosh, Francis J McMahon, Katie L McMahon, Patrizia Mecocci, Ingrid Melle, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Sebastian Mohnke, Grant W Montgomery, Derek W Morris, Thomas H Mosley, Thomas W Mühleisen, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Michael A Nalls, Matthias Nauck, Thomas E Nichols, Wiro J Niessen, Markus M Nöthen, Lars Nyberg, Kazutaka Ohi, Rene L Olvera, Roel A Ophoff, Massimo Pandolfo, Tomas Paus, Zdenka Pausova, Brenda W J H Penninx, G Bruce Pike, Steven G Potkin, Bruce M Psaty, Simone Reppermund, Marcella Rietschel, Joshua L Roffman, Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth, Jerome I Rotter, Mina Ryten, Ralph L Sacco, Perminder S Sachdev, Andrew J Saykin, Reinhold Schmidt, Helena Schmidt, Peter R Schofield, Sigurdur Sigursson, Andrew Simmons, Andrew Singleton, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Colin Smith, Jordan W Smoller, Hilkka Soininen, Vidar M Steen, David J Stott, Jessika E Sussmann, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Arthur W Toga, Bryan J Traynor, Juan Troncoso, Magda Tsolaki, Christophe Tzourio, Andre G Uitterlinden, Maria C Valdés Hernández, Marcel Van der Brug, Aad van der Lugt, Nic J A van der Wee, Neeltje E M Van Haren, Dennis van 't Ent, Marie-Jose Van Tol, Badri N Vardarajan, Bruno Vellas, Dick J Veltman, Henry Völzke, Henrik Walter, Joanna M Wardlaw, Thomas H Wassink, Michael E Weale, Daniel R Weinberger, Michael W Weiner, Wei Wen, Eric Westman, Tonya White, Tien Y Wong, Clinton B Wright, Ronald H Zielke, Alan B Zonderman, Nicholas G Martin, Cornelia M Van Duijn, Margaret J Wright, W T Longstreth, Gunter Schumann, Hans J Grabe, Barbara Franke, Lenore J Launer, Sarah E Medland, Sudha Seshadri, Paul M Thompson, M Arfan Ikram
The hippocampal formation is a brain structure integrally involved in episodic memory, spatial navigation, cognition and stress responsiveness. Structural abnormalities in hippocampal volume and shape are found in several common neuropsychiatric disorders. To identify the genetic underpinnings of hippocampal structure here we perform a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 33,536 individuals and discover six independent loci significantly associated with hippocampal volume, four of them novel. Of the novel loci, three lie within genes (ASTN2, DPP4 and MAST4) and one is found 200 kb upstream of SHH...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078613/l-f001-a-multifunction-rock-inhibitor-prevents-6-ohda-induced-cell-death-through-activating-akt-gsk-3beta-and-nrf2-ho-1-signaling-pathway-in-pc12-cells-and-attenuates-mptp-induced-dopamine-neuron-toxicity-in-mice
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Liting Luo, Jingkao Chen, Dan Su, Meihui Chen, Bingling Luo, Rongbiao Pi, Lan Wang, Wei Shen, Rikang Wang
Amounting evidences demonstrated that Rho/Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) might be a novel target for the therapy of Parkinson's disease (PD). Recently, we synthesized L-F001 and revealed it was a potent ROCK inhibitor with multifunctional effects. Here we investigated the effects of L-F001 in PD models. We found that L-F001 potently attenuated 6-OHDA-induced cytotoxicity in PC12 cells and significantly decreased intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), prevented the 6-OHDA-induced decline of mitochondrial membrane potential and intracellular GSH levels...
January 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074846/novel-blood-based-microrna-biomarker-panel-for-early-diagnosis-of-chronic-pancreatitis
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Lei Xin, Jun Gao, Dan Wang, Jin-Huan Lin, Zhuan Liao, Jun-Tao Ji, Ting-Ting Du, Fei Jiang, Liang-Hao Hu, Zhao-Shen Li
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is an inflammatory disease characterized by progressive fibrosis of pancreas. Early diagnosis will improve the prognosis of patients. This study aimed to obtain serum miRNA biomarkers for early diagnosis of CP. In the current study, we analyzed the differentially expressed miRNAs (DEmiRs) of CP patients from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), and the DEmiRs in plasma of early CP patients (n = 10) from clinic by miRNA microarrays. Expression levels of DEmiRs were further tested in clinical samples including early CP patients (n = 20), late CP patients (n = 20) and healthy controls (n = 18)...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062359/mechanism-of-synergistic-dna-damage-induced-by-the-hydroquinone-metabolite-of-brominated-phenolic-environmental-pollutants-and-cu-ii-formation-of-dna-cu-complex-and-site-specific-production-of-hydroxyl-radicals
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Bo Shao, Li Mao, Na Qu, Ya-Fen Wang, Hui-Ying Gao, Feng Li, Li Qin, Jie Shao, Chun-Hua Huang, Dan Xu, Lin-Na Xie, Chen Shen, Xiang Zhou, Ben-Zhan Zhu
2,6-Dibromohydroquinone (2,6-DBrHQ) has been identified as an reactive metabolite of many brominated phenolic environmental pollutants such as tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA), bromoxynil and 2,4,6-tribromophenol, and was also found as one of disinfection byproducts in drinking water. In this study, we found that the combination of 2,6-DBrHQ and Cu(II) together could induce synergistic DNA damage as measured by double strand breakage in plasmid DNA and 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) formation, while either of them alone has no effect...
January 3, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060500/endogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-homeostasis-is-responsible-for-the-alleviation-of-senescence-of-postharvest-daylily-flower-via-increasing-antioxidant-capacity-and-maintaining-energy-status
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Dan Liu, Sheng Xu, Hua-Li Hu, Jincheng Pan, Pengxia Li, Wen-Biao Shen
There are limited data concerning the role of endogenous H2S in prolonging postharvest of vegetables and fruits. By using fluorescence microscope with a specific probe, we discovered that during the senescence of postharvest daylily flower, endogenous H2S homeostasis was impaired. The activities of two important synthetic enzymes of H2S, L-cysteine desulfhydrase (LCD) and D-cysteine desulfhydrase (DCD), exhibited decreasing tendencies. By contrast, NaHS (a H2S donor) not only blocked above decreased H2S production, but also extended postharvest life of daylily...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056546/urinary-microrna-30c-5p-and-microrna-192-5p-as-potential-biomarkers-of-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-kidney-injury
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Yan-Fang Zou, Dan Wen, Qian Zhao, Ping-Yan Shen, Hao Shi, Qiang Zhao, Yong-Xi Chen, Wen Zhang
Early detection of acute kidney injury is difficult due to lack of known biomarkers; previous studies have tried to identify new biomarkers for detecting acute kidney injury at an early stage. MicroRNA, a 21-23 nucleotide noncoding RNA molecule, has emerged as a desirable marker in the diagnosis and prognosis of various diseases. This study aims to identify the expression profile of microRNA in ischemia-reperfusion-induced kidney injury and determine the possibility of using the candidate microRNA as biomarker for the detection of I/R-induced kidney injury...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054546/slow-cooling-and-efficient-extraction-of-c-exciton-hot-carriers-in-mos2-monolayer
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Lei Wang, Zhuo Wang, Hai-Yu Wang, Gustavo Grinblat, Yu-Li Huang, Dan Wang, Xiao-Hui Ye, Xian-Bin Li, Qiaoliang Bao, AndrewThye-Shen Wee, Stefan A Maier, Qi-Dai Chen, Min-Lin Zhong, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Hong-Bo Sun
In emerging optoelectronic applications, such as water photolysis, exciton fission and novel photovoltaics involving low-dimensional nanomaterials, hot-carrier relaxation and extraction mechanisms play an indispensable and intriguing role in their photo-electron conversion processes. Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides have attracted much attention in above fields recently; however, insight into the relaxation mechanism of hot electron-hole pairs in the band nesting region denoted as C-excitons, remains elusive...
January 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039450/aberrant-promoter-methylation-of-hogg1-may-be-associated-with-increased-risk-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Hualong Qin, Jianjie Zhu, Yuanyuan Zeng, Wenwen Du, Dan Shen, Zhe Lei, Qian Qian, Jian-An Huang, Zeyi Liu
DNA methylation may epigenetically inactivate tumor suppressor genes in NSCLC. As the human 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase (hOGG1) gene promoter is frequently methylated in NSCLC, we evaluated whether genetic or epigenetic alterations of hOGG1 are associated with increased risk of non-small cell lung cancer. Three hOGG1 haplotype-tagging SNPs (htSNP) were genotyped in PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism assays, and one htSNP was genotyped in a PCR-single-strand conformation polymorphism assay in case-control studies of 217 NSCLC patients and 226 healthy controls...
December 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034567/comparison-between-perfusion-computed-tomography-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-assessing-glioblastoma-microvasculature
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Zhong Zheng Jia, Wei Shi, Jin Long Shi, Dan Dan Shen, Hong Mei Gu, Xue Jun Zhou
PURPOSE: Perfusion computed tomography (PCT) and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) provide independent measurements of biomarkers related to tumor perfusion. The aim of this study was to compare the two techniques in assessing glioblastoma microvasculature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients diagnosed with glioblastoma (14 males and 11 females; 51±11years old, ranging from 33 to 70 years) were includede in this prospective study...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018116/the-statistics-and-mathematics-of-high-dimension-low-sample-size-asymptotics
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Dan Shen, Haipeng Shen, Hongtu Zhu, J S Marron
The aim of this paper is to establish several deep theoretical properties of principal component analysis for multiple-component spike covariance models. Our new results reveal an asymptotic conical structure in critical sample eigendirections under the spike models with distinguishable (or indistinguishable) eigenvalues, when the sample size and/or the number of variables (or dimension) tend to infinity. The consistency of the sample eigenvectors relative to their population counterparts is determined by the ratio between the dimension and the product of the sample size with the spike size...
October 2016: Statistica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012958/romidepsin-induces-g2-m-phase-arrest-via-erk-cdc25c-cdc2-cyclinb-pathway-and-apoptosis-induction-through-jnk-c-jun-caspase3-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Wei-Jian Sun, He Huang, Bin He, Dan-Hong Hu, Pi-Hong Li, Yao-Jun Yu, Xiao-Hu Zhou, Zhen Lv, Lei Zhou, Tian-Ye Hu, Zhi-Chao Yao, Ming-Dong Lu, Xian Shen, Zhi-Qiang Zheng
The aim of the study is to demonstrate the effect of Romidepsin in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by inducing G2/M phase arrest via Erk/cdc25C/cdc2/cyclinB pathway and apoptosis through JNK/c-Jun/caspase3 pathway in vitro and in vivo. Human HCC cell lines were cultured with Romidepsin and DMSO (negative control) and 5-fluorouracil (positive control). Then the cells' viability and apoptosis were determined by cell proliferation assay and flow cytometry. Protein concentrations and expression changes were measured by Western blot...
December 22, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998015/efficacy-immunogenicity-and-safety-of-the-hpv-16-18-as04-adjuvanted-vaccine-in-chinese-women-aged-18-25%C3%A2-years-event-triggered-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Feng-Cai Zhu, Shang-Ying Hu, Ying Hong, Yue-Mei Hu, Xun Zhang, Yi-Ju Zhang, Qin-Jing Pan, Wen-Hua Zhang, Fang-Hui Zhao, Cheng-Fu Zhang, Xiaoping Yang, Jia-Xi Yu, Jiahong Zhu, Yejiang Zhu, Feng Chen, Qian Zhang, Hong Wang, Changrong Wang, Jun Bi, Shiyin Xue, Lingling Shen, Yan-Shu Zhang, Yunkun He, Haiwen Tang, Naveen Karkada, Pemmaraju Suryakiran, Dan Bi, Frank Struyf
We previously reported the results of a phase II/III, double-blind, randomized controlled study in Chinese women (NCT00779766) showing a 94.2% (95% confidence interval: 62.7-99.9) HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine efficacy (VE) against cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 or higher (CIN1+) and/or 6-month (M) persistent infection (PI) with a mean follow-up of <2 years, and immunogenicity until 7 months post-dose 1. Here, we report efficacy and safety results from an event-triggered analysis with ~3 years longer follow-up, and immunogenicity until M24...
December 20, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965049/clinical-efficacy-of-rong-yang-jyh-gan-tang-on-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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Fang-Pey Chen, Ching-Mao Chang, Ta-Peng Wu, Jen-Lin Yang, Yen-Ying Kung, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Chien-Wei Su, Keng-Hsin Lan, Shu-Chiung Chiang, Shinn-Jang Hwang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely used by the Chinese population for treatment of chronic hepatitis. However, the efficacy of TCM for patients with chronic hepatitis has not been confirmed, mostly due to the lack of available scientific parameters such as serum viral load to evaluate treatment response. AIM OF THE STUDY: We evaluated the efficacy of Rong-Yang-Jyh-Gan-Tang (RYJGT, composed of Long-Dan-Xie-Gan-Tang, Jia-Wei-Xia-Yao-San, Dan-Shen, and Hou-Po) on patients with chronic hepatitis C...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958362/aggregation-and-gelation-of-aromatic-polyamides-with-parallel-and-anti-parallel-alignment-of-molecular-dipole-along-the-backbone
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Dan Zhu, Jing Shang, Xiaodong Ye, Jian Shen
The understanding of macromolecular structures and interactions is important but difficult, due to the facts that a macromolecules are of versatile conformations and aggregate states, which vary with environmental conditions and histories. In this work two polyamides with parallel or anti-parallel dipoles along the linear backbone, named as ABAB (parallel) and AABB (anti-parallel) have been studied. By using a combination of methods, the phase behaviors of the polymers during the aggregate and gelation, i.e...
December 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936129/characteristics-of-differently-located-colorectal-cancers-support-proximal-and-distal-classification-a-population-based-study-of-57-847-patients
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Jiao Yang, Xiang Lin Du, Shu Ting Li, Bi Yuan Wang, Yin Ying Wu, Zhe Ling Chen, Meng Lv, Yan Wei Shen, Xin Wang, Dan Feng Dong, Dan Li, Fan Wang, En Xiao Li, Min Yi, Jin Yang
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that colorectal cancer be regarded as several subgroups defined according to tumor location rather than as a single entity. The current study aimed to identify the most useful method for grouping colorectal cancer by tumor location according to both baseline and survival characteristics. METHODS: Cases of pathologically confirmed colorectal adenocarcinoma diagnosed from 2000 to 2012 were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database and categorized into three groups: right colon cancer (RCC), left colon cancer (LCC), and rectal cancer (ReC)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931221/the-patterns-and-timing-of-recurrence-after-curative-resection-for-gastric-cancer-in-china
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Dan Liu, Ming Lu, Jian Li, Zuyao Yang, Qi Feng, Menglong Zhou, Zhen Zhang, Lin Shen
BACKGROUND: The recurrence of gastric cancer after curative resection had adverse effects on patients' survival. The treatment presence varied from different countries. The aims of this study were to understand the recurrence incidence, patterns, and timing and to explore the risk factors in China. METHODS: One thousand three hundred four patients who undergoing curative resection from more than 100 hospitals between January 1st 1986 and September 1st 2013, were surveyed in detail...
December 8, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929383/association-between-genetic-variants-in-the-xpg-gene-and-gastric-cancer-risk-in-a-southern-chinese-population
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Rui-Xi Hua, Zhen-Jian Zhuo, Jinhong Zhu, Dan-Hua Jiang, Wen-Qiong Xue, Shao-Dan Zhang, Jiang-Bo Zhang, Xi-Zhao Li, Pei-Fen Zhang, Wei-Hua Jia, Guo-Ping Shen, Jing He
Xeroderma pigmentosum group G (XPG) recognizes and excises DNA damage on the 3' side during the DNA repair process. Previous studies indicated that XPG gene polymorphisms may associate with gastric cancer susceptibility, but results were inconsistent. We evaluated the association of five potentially functional XPG polymorphisms (rs2094258 C>T, rs751402 C>T, rs2296147 T>C, rs1047768 T>C, and rs873601 G>A) with gastric cancer susceptibility in 1142 gastric cancer cases and 1173 controls. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using logistic regression models...
December 6, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924505/laparoscopic-versus-open-splenectomy-and-devascularization-for-massive-splenomegaly-due-to-portal-hypertension
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Yao Liu, Long Zhao, Yong Tang, Yu Zhang, Shen-Chao Shi, Fu-Xiao Xie, Chi-Dan Wan
Although the clinical benefit of laparoscopic splenectomy and devascularization (LSD) has been elaborated in many studies, its application in massive splenomegaly remains controversial. We conducted a retrospective research to assess the curative efficacy of LSD for massive splenomegaly due to portal hypertension. Forty-seven patients with massive splenomegaly due to portal hypertension were enrolled in this study, and divided into two groups. Twenty-one patients underwent open splenectomy and devascularization (OSD) from June 2010 to October 2012 (OSD group)...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922545/risk-factors-for-diabetes-mellitus-in-chronic-pancreatitis-a-cohort-of-2011-patients
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Jun Pan, Lei Xin, Dan Wang, Zhuan Liao, Jin-Huan Lin, Bai-Rong Li, Ting-Ting Du, Bo Ye, Wen-Bin Zou, Hui Chen, Jun-Tao Ji, Zhao-Hong Zheng, Liang-Hao Hu, Zhao-Shen Li
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common complication of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and increases the mortality. The identification of risk factors for DM development may contribute to the early detection and potential risk reduction of DM in patients with CP.Patients with CP admitted to Changhai Hospital (Shanghai, China) from January 2000 to December 2013 were enrolled. Cumulative rates of DM after the onset of CP were calculated by Kaplan-Meier method. Risk factors for DM development after the diagnosis of CP were identified by Cox proportional hazards regression model...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914177/virtual-touch-tissue-imaging-and-quantification-in-the-evaluation-of-thyroid-nodules
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Hang Zhou, Xian-Li Zhou, Hui-Xiong Xu, Dan-Dan Li, Bo-Ji Liu, Yi-Feng Zhang, Jun-Mei Xu, Xiao-Wan Bo, Xiao-Long Li, Le-Hang Guo, Shen Qu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic performance of a 2-dimensional shear wave elastographic technique (Virtual Touch tissue imaging and quantification [VTIQ]; Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA) for predicting thyroid malignancy. METHODS: A total of 302 thyroid nodules underwent conventional sonography and VTIQ before fine-needle aspiration examination or surgery. Compared with histopathologic or cytologic results in combination with follow-up, the diagnostic performance of various shear wave speed (SWS) indices (minimum [SWSmin ], maximum [SWSmax ], and mean [SWSmean ]) on VTIQ as well as conventional sonographic features for predicting thyroid malignancy was evaluated in all of the nodules...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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