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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514959/prevention-of-postpartum-haemorrhage-by-community-based-auxiliary-midwives-in-hard-to-reach-areas-of-myanmar-a-qualitative-inquiry-into-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-task-shifting
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Kyu Kyu Than, Yasmin Mohamed, Victoria Oliver, Theingi Myint, Thazin La, James G Beeson, Stanley Luchters
BACKGROUND: In Myanmar, postpartum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality and contributes to around 30% of all maternal deaths. The World Health Organization recommends training and supporting auxiliary midwives to administer oral misoprostol for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in resource-limited settings. However, use of misoprostol by auxiliary midwives has not formally been approved in Myanmar. Our study aimed to explore community and provider perspectives on the roles of auxiliary midwives and community-level provision of oral misoprostol by auxiliary midwives...
May 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512610/melanoma-is-skin-deep-a-3d-reconstruction-technique-for-computerized-dermoscopic-skin-lesion-classification
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T Y Satheesha, D Satyanarayana, M N Giri Prasad, Kashyap D Dhruve
Melanoma mortality rates are the highest amongst skin cancer patients. Melanoma is life threating when it grows beyond the dermis of the skin. Hence, depth is an important factor to diagnose melanoma. This paper introduces a non-invasive computerized dermoscopy system that considers the estimated depth of skin lesions for diagnosis. A 3-D skin lesion reconstruction technique using the estimated depth obtained from regular dermoscopic images is presented. On basis of the 3-D reconstruction, depth and 3-D shape features are extracted...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505285/defining-pediatric-diarrhea-in-low-resource-settings
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Gillian A Levine, Judd L Walson, Hannah E Atlas, Laura M Lamberti, Patricia B Pavlinac
Differences in definitions of acute pediatric diarrhea result in variable estimates of morbidity and mortality, treatment coverage, and associations with risk factors and outcomes. We reviewed published literature and guidelines focused on acute pediatric diarrhea in low- and middle-income countries. Clinical guidelines most commonly defined diarrhea in terms of quantity of loose or watery stool with consideration of normal stool patterns, whereas research studies often relied exclusively on a quantitative definition...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498428/differential-expression-profiles-of-micrornas-as-potential-biomarkers-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-lung-cancer
#4
Yanqiu Zhang, Jing Sui, Xian Shen, Chengyun Li, Wenzhuo Yao, Weiwei Hong, Hui Peng, Yuepu Pu, Lihong Yin, Geyu Liang
Lung cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies worldwide. To reduce the high morbidity and mortality of the disease, sensitive and specific biomarkers for early detection are urgently needed. Tumor-specific microRNAs (miRNAs) seem to be potential biomarkers for the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In this study, the microarray of miRNAs and mRNAs on the same samples was performed and the intersection taken with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) lung cancer miRNA/RNAseq dataset. Then, miRNA-mRNA regulatory network was constructed to identify miRNA candidates associated with lung cancer through integrating gene expression and miRNA-target prediction...
April 28, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496006/gene-expression-signature-of-gleason-score-is-associated-with-prostate-cancer-outcomes-in-a-radical-prostatectomy-cohort
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Min A Jhun, Milan S Geybels, Jonathan L Wright, Suzanne Kolb, Craig April, Marina Bibikova, Elaine A Ostrander, Jian-Bing Fan, Ziding Feng, Janet L Stanford
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Gleason score (GS) is one of the best predictors of PCa aggressiveness, but additional tumor biomarkers may improve its prognostic accuracy. We developed a gene expression signature of GS to enhance the prediction of PCa outcomes. Elastic net was used to construct a gene expression signature by contrasting GS 8-10 vs. ≤6 tumors in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) dataset. The constructed signature was then evaluated for its ability to predict recurrence and metastatic-lethal (ML) progression in a Fred Hutchinson (FH) patient cohort (N=408; NRecurrence=109; NMLprogression=27)...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472234/comparison-of-breast-cancer-molecular-features-and-survival-by-african-and-european-ancestry-in-the-cancer-genome-atlas
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Dezheng Huo, Hai Hu, Suhn K Rhie, Eric R Gamazon, Andrew D Cherniack, Jianfang Liu, Toshio F Yoshimatsu, Jason J Pitt, Katherine A Hoadley, Melissa Troester, Yuanbin Ru, Tara Lichtenberg, Lori A Sturtz, Carl S Shelley, Christopher C Benz, Gordon B Mills, Peter W Laird, Craig D Shriver, Charles M Perou, Olufunmilayo I Olopade
Importance: African Americans have the highest breast cancer mortality rate. Although racial difference in the distribution of intrinsic subtypes of breast cancer is known, it is unclear if there are other inherent genomic differences that contribute to the survival disparities. Objectives: To investigate racial differences in breast cancer molecular features and survival and to estimate the heritability of breast cancer subtypes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Among a convenience cohort of patients with invasive breast cancer, breast tumor and matched normal tissue sample data (as of September 18, 2015) were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
May 4, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469392/mir-10a-and-mir-204-as-a-potential-prognostic-indicator-in-low-grade-gliomas
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Ju Cheol Son, Hyoung Oh Jeong, Deaui Park, Sang Gyoon No, Eun Kyeong Lee, Jaewon Lee, Hae Young Chung
This study aimed to identify and characterize microRNAs (miRNAs) that are related to radiosensitivity in low-grade gliomas (LGGs). The miRNA expression levels in radiosensitive and radioresistant LGGs were compared using The Cancer Genome Atlas database, and differentially expressed miRNAs were identified using the EBSeq package. The miRNA target genes were predicted using Web databases. Fifteen miRNAs were differentially expressed between the groups, with miR-10a and miR-204 being related to overall survival (OS) of patients with LGG...
2017: Cancer Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456416/the-global-economic-burden-of-diabetes-in-adults-aged-20-79-years-a-cost-of-illness-study
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Christian Bommer, Esther Heesemann, Vera Sagalova, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Rifat Atun, Till Bärnighausen, Sebastian Vollmer
BACKGROUND: Differences in methods and data used in past studies have limited comparisons of the cost of illness of diabetes across countries. We estimate the full global economic burden of diabetes in adults aged 20-79 years in 2015, using a unified framework across all countries. Our objective was to highlight patterns of diabetes-associated costs as well as to identify the need for further research in low-income regions. METHODS: Epidemiological and economic data for 184 countries were used to estimate the global economic burden of diabetes, regardless of diabetes type...
April 26, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435341/empowering-patients-of-a-mental-rehabilitation-center-in-a-low-resource-context-a-moroccan-experience-as-a-case-study
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Hicham Khabbache, Abdelhak Jebbar, Nadia Rania, Marie-Chantal Doucet, Ali Assad Watfa, Joël Candau, Mariano Martini, Anna Siri, Francesco Brigo, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
Mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders represent a major source of disability and premature mortality worldwide. However, in developing countries patients with MNS disorders are often poorly managed and treated, particularly in marginalized, impoverished areas where the mental health gap and the treatment gap can reach 90%. Efforts should be made in promoting help by making mental health care more accessible. In this article, we address the challenges that psychological and psychiatric services have to face in a low-resource context, taking our experience at a Moroccan rehabilitation center as a case study...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426752/somatic-copy-number-alterations-in-gastric-adenocarcinomas-among-asian-and-western-patients
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Steven E Schumacher, Byoung Yong Shim, Giovanni Corso, Min-Hee Ryu, Yoon-Koo Kang, Franco Roviello, Gordon Saksena, Shouyong Peng, Ramesh A Shivdasani, Adam J Bass, Rameen Beroukhim
Gastric cancer, a leading worldwide cause of cancer mortality, shows high geographic and ethnic variation in incidence rates, which are highest in East Asia. The anatomic locations and clinical behavior also differ by geography, leading to the controversial idea that Eastern and Western forms of the disease are distinct. In view of these differences, we investigated whether gastric cancers from Eastern and Western patients show distinct genomic profiles. We used high-density profiling of somatic copy-number aberrations to analyze the largest collection to date of gastric adenocarcinomas and utilized genotyping data to rigorously annotate ethnic status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415594/interaction-of-epstein-barr-virus-genes-with-human-gastric-carcinoma-transcriptome
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Ruiyuan Zhang, Michael J Strong, Melody Baddoo, Zhen Lin, Yu-Ping Wang, Erik K Flemington, Yao-Zhong Liu
Gastric carcinoma (GC) is a leading cause of mortality. 10% of GC cases are related with EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) infection. The detailed mechanistic roles EBV genes play and especially the interaction between the viral genes and human genes in GC remain unclear. In this study, raw fastq data from 285 GC samples were downloaded from TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas), including 25 EBV positive (EBV+) GC samples and 260 EBV negative (EBV-) GC samples. RNA-seq based expression data were generated for both human genes (among all the samples) and for the EBV genes (among the 25 EBV+ samples)...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414765/validation-of-full-field-optical-coherence-tomography-in-distinguishing-malignant-and-benign-tissue-in-resected-pancreatic-cancer-specimens
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Labrinus van Manen, Paulien L Stegehuis, Arantza Fariña-Sarasqueta, Lorraine M de Haan, Jeroen Eggermont, Bert A Bonsing, Hans Morreau, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Jouke Dijkstra, J Sven D Mieog
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. The minority of patients can undergo curative-intended surgical therapy due to progressive disease stage at time of diagnosis. Nonetheless, tumor involvement of surgical margins is seen in up to 70% of resections, being a strong negative prognostic factor. Real-time intraoperative imaging modalities may aid surgeons to obtain tumor-free resection margins. Full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is a promising diagnostic tool using high-resolution white-light interference microscopy without tissue processing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407786/bioinformatics-analysis-to-screen-the-key-prognostic-genes-in-ovarian-cancer
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Li Li, Shengyun Cai, Shengnan Liu, Hao Feng, Junjie Zhang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer (OC) is a gynecological oncology that has a poor prognosis and high mortality. This study is conducted to identify the key genes implicated in the prognosis of OC by bioinformatic analysis. METHODS: Gene expression data (including 568 primary OC tissues, 17 recurrent OC tissues, and 8 adjacent normal tissues) and the relevant clinical information of OC patients were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas database. After data preprocessing, cluster analysis was conducted using the ConsensusClusterPlus package in R...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406148/bladder-cancer
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Oner Sanli, Jakub Dobruch, Margaret A Knowles, Maximilian Burger, Mehrdad Alemozaffar, Matthew E Nielsen, Yair Lotan
Bladder cancer is a highly prevalent disease and is associated with substantial morbidity, mortality and cost. Environmental or occupational exposures to carcinogens, especially tobacco, are the main risk factors for bladder cancer. Most bladder cancers are diagnosed after patients present with macroscopic haematuria, and cases are confirmed after transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT), which also serves as the first stage of treatment. Bladder cancer develops via two distinct pathways, giving rise to non-muscle-invasive papillary tumours and non-papillary (solid) muscle-invasive tumours...
April 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404948/germline-whole-exome-sequencing-and-large-scale-replication-identifies-fancm-as-a-likely-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-susceptibility-gene
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Ed Dicks, Honglin Song, Susan J Ramus, Elke Van Oudenhove, Jonathan P Tyrer, Maria P Intermaggio, Siddhartha Kar, Patricia Harrington, David D Bowtell, Aocs Study Group, Mine S Cicek, Julie M Cunningham, Brooke L Fridley, Jennifer Alsop, Mercedes Jimenez-Linan, Anna Piskorz, Teodora Goranova, Emma Kent, Nadeem Siddiqui, James Paul, Robin Crawford, Samantha Poblete, Shashi Lele, Lara Sucheston-Campbell, Kirsten B Moysich, Weiva Sieh, Valerie McGuire, Jenny Lester, Kunle Odunsi, Alice S Whittemore, Natalia Bogdanova, Matthias Dürst, Peter Hillemanns, Beth Y Karlan, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Usha Menon, Marc Tischkowitz, Douglas Levine, James D Brenton, Thilo Dörk, Ellen L Goode, Simon A Gayther, Paul D P Pharoah
We analyzed whole exome sequencing data in germline DNA from 412 high grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) cases from The Cancer Genome Atlas Project and identified 5,517 genes harboring a predicted deleterious germline coding mutation in at least one HGSOC case. Gene-set enrichment analysis showed enrichment for genes involved in DNA repair (p = 1.8x10-3). Twelve DNA repair genes - APEX1, APLF, ATX, EME1, FANCL, FANCM, MAD2L2, PARP2, PARP3, POLN, RAD54L and SMUG1 - were prioritized for targeted sequencing in up to 3,107 HGSOC cases, 1,491 cases of other epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) subtypes and 3,368 unaffected controls of European origin...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392842/dna-methylation-signatures-for-2016-who-classification-subtypes-of-diffuse-gliomas
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Yashna Paul, Baisakhi Mondal, Vikas Patil, Kumaravel Somasundaram
BACKGROUND: Glioma is the most common of all primary brain tumors with poor prognosis and high mortality. The 2016 World Health Organization classification of the tumors of central nervous system uses molecular parameters in addition to histology to redefine many tumor entities. The new classification scheme divides diffuse gliomas into low-grade glioma (LGG) and glioblastoma (GBM) as per histology. LGGs are further divided into isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) wild type or mutant, which is further classified into either oligodendroglioma that harbors 1p/19q codeletion or diffuse astrocytoma that has an intact 1p/19q loci but enriched for ATRX loss and TP53 mutation...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356157/migration-of-mitochondrial-dna-in-the-nuclear-genome-of-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
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Vinodh Srinivasainagendra, Michael W Sandel, Bhupendra Singh, Aishwarya Sundaresan, Ved P Mooga, Prachi Bajpai, Hemant K Tiwari, Keshav K Singh
BACKGROUND: Colorectal adenocarcinomas are characterized by abnormal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number and genomic instability, but a molecular interaction between mitochondrial and nuclear genome remains unknown. Here we report the discovery of increased copies of nuclear mtDNA (NUMT) in colorectal adenocarcinomas, which supports link between mtDNA and genomic instability in the nucleus. We name this phenomenon of nuclear occurrence of mitochondrial component as numtogenesis. We provide a description of NUMT abundance and distribution in tumor versus matched blood-derived normal genomes...
March 29, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346519/views-of-senior-health-personnel-about-quality-of-emergency-obstetric-care-a-qualitative-study-in-nigeria
#18
Friday Okonofua, Abdullahi Randawa, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukayat Adeola Abdus-Salam, Mohammed Gana, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola, Hadiza Galadanci
BACKGROUND: Late arrival in hospital by women experiencing pregnancy complications is an important background factor leading to maternal mortality in Nigeria. The use of effective and timely emergency obstetric care determines whether women survive or die, or become near-miss cases. Healthcare managers have the responsibility to deploy resources for implementing emergency obstetric care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the nature of institutional policies and frameworks for managing obstetric complications and reducing maternal deaths in Nigeria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302182/qualitative-assessment-of-women-s-satisfaction-with-maternal-health-care-in-referral-hospitals-in-nigeria
#19
Friday Okonofua, Rosemary Ogu, Kingsley Agholor, Ola Okike, Rukiyat Abdus-Salam, Mohammed Gana, Abdullahi Randawa, Eghe Abe, Adetoye Durodola, Hadiza Galadanci
BACKGROUND: Available evidence suggests that the low use of antenatal, delivery, and post-natal services by Nigerian women may be due to their perceptions of low quality of care in health facilities. This study investigated the perceptions of women regarding their satisfaction with the maternity services offered in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Nigeria. METHODS: Five focus group discussions (FGDs) were held with women in eight secondary and tertiary hospitals in four of the six geo-political zones of the country...
March 16, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222727/developing-global-maps-of-insecticide-resistance-risk-to-improve-vector-control
#20
Michael Coleman, Janet Hemingway, Katherine Ann Gleave, Antoinette Wiebe, Peter W Gething, Catherine L Moyes
BACKGROUND: Significant reductions in malaria transmission have been achieved over the last 15 years with elimination occurring in a small number of countries, however, increasing drug and insecticide resistance threatens these gains. Insecticide resistance has decreased the observed mortality to the most commonly used insecticide class, the pyrethroids, and the number of alternative classes approved for use in public health is limited. Disease prevention and elimination relies on operational control of Anopheles malaria vectors, which requires the deployment of effective insecticides...
February 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
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