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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220980/the-fire-ant-social-chromosome-supergene-variant-sb-shows-low-diversity-but-high-divergence-from-sb
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Rodrigo Pracana, Anurag Priyam, Ilya Levantis, Richard A Nichols, Yannick Wurm
Variation in social behavior is common yet little is known about the genetic architectures underpinning its evolution. A rare exception is in the fire ant Solenopsis invicta: Alternative variants of a supergene region determine whether a colony will have exactly one or up to dozens of queens. The two variants of this region are carried by a pair of "social chromosomes", SB and Sb, which resemble a pair of sex chromosomes. Recombination is suppressed between the two chromosomes in the supergene region. While the X-like SB can recombine with itself in SB/SB queens, recombination is effectively absent in the Y-like Sb because Sb/Sb queens die before reproducing...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220605/outcome-predictors-of-radical-cystectomy-in-patients-with-ct4-prostate-cancer-a-multi-institutional-study-of-62-patients
#2
Martin Spahn, Alessandro Morlacco, Silvan Boxler, Steven Joniau, Alberto Briganti, Francesco Montorsi, Paolo Gontero, Pia Bader, Detlef Frohneberg, Hein van Poppel, R Jeffrey Karnes
OBJECTIVES: To identify which patients with macroscopic bladder infiltrating T4 prostate cancer (PCa) might have favorable outcomes when treated with radical cystectomy (RC) MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 62 patients with cT4cN0-1cM0 PCa treated with RC and pelvic lymph node dissection between 1972-2011. In addition to descriptive statistics, the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank tests were used to depict survival rates. Uni- and multivariate Cox regression analysis tested the association between predictors and progression-free, PCa-specific-, and overall survival...
February 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218883/case-239-cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosis
#3
Amy C Gerrish, Suchi Gaba
History A 63-year-old man with learning difficulties presented to the Accident and Emergency Department with right ankle pain after an inversion injury and underwent plain radiography. The patient had developed normally until his teenage years, at which point he experienced cognitive regression. He experienced swallowing difficulties, tinnitus, and fecal incontinence, and he had undergone cataract surgery at the age of 20 years. He also had a small nodule on the volar surface of his right ring finger. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the brain and the right ankle had been performed 3 years previously...
March 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218213/surgical-treatment-of-double-outlet-right-ventricle-complicated-by-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
Qing-Yu Wu, Dong-Hai Li, Hong-Yin Li, Ming-Kui Zhang, Zhong-Hua Xu, Hui Xue
BACKGROUND: Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a group of complex congenital heart abnormalities. Preoperative pulmonary hypertension (PH) is considered an important risk factor for early death during the surgical treatment of DORV. The aim of this study was to report our experience on surgical treatment of DORV complicated by PH. METHODS: From June 2004 to November 2016, 61 patients (36 males and 25 females) aged 2 weeks to 26 years (median: 0.67 years and interquartile range: 0...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217934/population-dynamics-of-wild-rodents-induce-stochastic-fadeouts-of-a-zoonotic-pathogen
#5
Giorgio Guzzetta, Valentina Tagliapietra, Sarah E Perkins, Heidi C Hauffe, Piero Poletti, Stefano Merler, Annapaola Rizzoli
Stochastic processes play an important role in the infectious disease dynamics of wildlife, especially in species subject to large population oscillations. Here we study the case of a free ranging population of yellow-necked mice (Apodemus flavicollis) in northern Italy, where circulation of Dobrava-Belgrade hantavirus (DOBV) has been detected intermittently since 2001, until an outbreak emerged in 2010. We analyzed the transmission dynamics of the recent outbreak using a computational model that accounts for seasonal changes of the host population and territorial behavior...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217927/hypertension-induced-remodelling-on-the-interactions-of-cardiac-risk-factors
#6
Jakub Tomek, Gil Bub
Hypertension induces considerable cardiac remodelling, such as hypertrophy, interstitial fibrosis, and abnormal activity of cardiac sympathetic nervous system, which are established risk factors in several highly dangerous heart diseases, such as ventricular fibrillation and congestive heart failure. All these risk factors and heart diseases are studied extensively in isolation, but to our knowledge, there is no comprehensive review of their interactions. At the same time, there is growing evidence suggesting that such interactions are numerous and that a successful therapy against a particular condition may have unexpectedly weak effects on mortality, as treated patients may die of a different cause exacerbated by the therapy...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217316/subacute-right-heart-failure-revealing-three-simultaneous-causes-of-post-embolic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-metastatic-dissemination-of-breast-cancer
#7
Flavien Vincent, Nicolas Lamblin, Marion Classe, Guillaume Schurtz, Antoine Rauch, Marie Fertin, Pascal De Groote
A 72-year-old woman with history of breast cancer only treated surgically was referred to our department for pulmonary hypertension (PH) suspicion. Echocardiogram revealed elevated right ventricular systolic pressure. Computed tomography (CT) angiogram showed no pulmonary embolism (PE), but lung scan revealed two ventilation-perfusion mismatch areas. Right cardiac catheterization established precapillary PH. Despite treatment with PH specific therapy (sildenafil, ambrisentan, and epoprostenol), her condition worsened rapidly with acute right heart failure (RHF)...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216473/five-year-results-from-a-prospective-multicentre-study-of-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-demonstrate-sustained-removal-of-significant-pulmonary-regurgitation-improved-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-and-improved-quality-of-life
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Alfred Hager, Stephan Schubert, Peter Ewert, Lars Søndergaard, Maarten Witsenburg, Paolo Guccione, Lee N Benson, José Suárez de Lezo, Te-Hsin Lung, John Hess, Andreas Eicken, Felix Berger
AIMS: Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is used to treat patients with dysfunctional pulmonary valve conduits. Short- and longer-term results from multiple trials have outlined haemodynamic improvements. Our aim was to report the long-term results, including quality of life, from a multicentre trial in Europe and Canada. METHODS AND RESULTS: From October 2007 to April 2009, 71 patients (24 female; median age 19.0 [IQR: 14.0 to 25.0] years) were enrolled in a prospective cohort study...
February 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215932/a-new-method-for-traumatic-renal-injury-in-a-canine-model
#9
Zhi-Qiang Cao, Ming Liang, Shawn Xiang Li, Xin Li, Yaling Han
BACKGROUND: Selective transcatheter angiographic embolization (TAE) is an important method for efficient and accurate hemostasis in organ injuries during emergency settings. Sometimes, TAE cannot be performed on patients because of the limitations imposed by their condition. METHODS: A total of 32 canines with traumatic right renal wounds were prepared by stab injuries. The canines were randomly divided into four groups according to different treatments. Group A was the renal neoplasty group (n=8)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214967/increased-atrial-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptors-and-grk-2-gene-expression-can-play-a-fundamental-role-in-heart-failure-after-repair-of-congenital-heart-disease-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#10
Marcela Silva Oliveira, Fabio Carmona, Walter V A Vicente, Paulo H Manso, Karina M Mata, Mara Rúbia Celes, Erica C Campos, Simone G Ramos
Surgeries to correct congenital heart diseases are increasing in Brazil and worldwide. However, even with the advances in surgical techniques and perfusion, some cases, especially the more complex ones, can develop heart failure and death. A retrospective study of patients who underwent surgery for correction of congenital heart diseases with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in a university tertiary-care hospital that died, showed infarction in different stages of evolution and scattered microcalcifications in the myocardium, even without coronary obstruction...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210521/the-right-to-die-in-chronic-disorders-of-consciousness-can-we-avoid-the-slippery-slope-argument
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Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Rosaria De Luca, Margherita Russo, Lory Caccamo, Alfredo Manuli, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti
Managing individuals with chronic disorders of consciousness raises ethical questions about the appropriateness of maintaining life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life decisions for those who are unable to make decisions for themselves. For many years, the positions fostering the "sanctity" of human life (i.e., life is inviolable in any case) have led to maintaining life-sustaining treatments (including artificial nutrition and hydration) in patients with disorders of consciousness, allowing them to live for as long as possible...
November 2016: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203559/fulminant-course-in-a-case-of-malignant-phyllodes-tumor
#12
Young Woo Chang, Hwan Soo Kim, Deok Woo Kim, Gil Soo Son
We present the case of a 31-year-old woman with an inflammatory and ulcerative malignant phyllodes tumor in her right breast. A right modified radical mastectomy and transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap were performed. A month after the initial operation, several masses recurred at the superior margin and deep margin of the TRAM flap. Wide excision was performed, but masses recurred at the inferior margin and in both lung fields 2 weeks after the second operation. Six weeks after the second operation, the patient died due to progression of dyspnea and respiratory failure...
February 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199742/genetic-analysis-and-clinicopathological-features-of-alk-rearranged-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-large-series-of-resected-chinese-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-and-literature-review
#13
Wenjuan Yu, Yuewei Wang, Yanxia Jiang, Wei Zhang, Yujun Li
AIMS: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare subtype of RCC reported in recent years with 8 cases so far. The present study is focused on screening ALK-rearranged cases from a large cohort of RCCs in China to determine the frequency of ALK rearrangement and investigate the clinicopathological features and outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Tissues from a total of 477 RCC patients in China were embedded into tissue microarrays for immunostaining...
February 15, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188513/breast-metastasis-of-pulmonary-pleomorphic-carcinoma-a-case-report
#14
Tomoyuki Fujita, Hajime Nishimura, Ryoichi Kondo, Kinya Furukawa, Yukio Morishita, Minoru Fujimori
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer rarely metastasizes to the breast, and breast metastasis of pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma has not been previously reported. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 66-year-old woman who became aware of a mass in the right breast and visited a physician. She was referred to our department for close examination, upon which she was diagnosed with double cancer (right breast cancer and left lung cancer). Needle biopsy findings for the mammary tumor were similar to those for the lung biopsy specimen, but spindle cell or metaplastic carcinoma were possibilities...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188237/first-identification-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-2-mutation-in-heritable-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#15
Christina A Eichstaedt, Jie Song, Rebecca Rodríguez Viales, Zixuan Pan, Nicola Benjamin, Christine Fischer, Marius Hoeper, Silvia Ulrich, Katrin Hinderhofer, Ekkehard Grünig
Heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH) is an autosomal dominantly inherited disease caused by mutations in the bone morphogenic protein receptor 2 gene and/or genes of its signalling pathway in about 85% of patients. We clinically and genetically analysed a HPAH family without mutations in previously described PAH genes. Clinical assessment included electrocardiogram, lung function, blood gas analysis, chest X-ray, laboratory testing, echocardiography and right heart catheterisation in case of suspected disease...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185756/trends-in-colorectal-cancer-in-the-caribbean-a-population-based-study-in-martinique-1982-2011
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C Joachim, J Véronique-Baudin, M Razanakaivo, J Macni, A Pomier, M-J Dorival, J Smith-Ravin, O Pierre-Louis, P Escarmant
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer, and temporal trends between 1982 and 2011 in Martinique (French West-Indies). METHODS: This was a descriptive, longitudinal, observational study based on data from the Martinique cancer registry. The study included all incident cases of colorectal cancer between 1982 and 2011. We recorded sociodemographic data and clinical variables (histology, site according to the WHO classification)...
February 6, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182320/proton-beam-therapy-for-bone-sarcomas-of-the-skull-base-and-spine-a-retrospective-nationwide-multicenter-study-in-japan
#17
Yusuke Demizu, Masashi Mizumoto, Tsuyoshi Onoe, Naoki Nakamura, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Tetsushi Shibata, Tomoaki Okimoto, Sakurai Hideyuki, Tetsuo Akimoto, Kota Ono, Takashi Daimon, Shigeyuki Murayama
We conducted a retrospective, nationwide multicenter study to evaluate the clinical outcomes of proton beam therapy for bone sarcomas of the skull base and spine in Japan. Eligibility criteria included: (1) histologically proven bone sarcomas of the skull base or spine, (2) no metastases, (3) ≥20 years of age, and (4) no prior treatment with radiotherapy. Of the 103 patients treated between January 2004 and January 2012, we retrospectively analyzed data from 96 patients who were followed-up for >6 months or had died within 6 months...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178386/evaluating-a-dignity-care-intervention-for-palliative-care-in-the-community-setting-community-nurses-perspectives
#18
Sonja McIlfatrick, Michael Connolly, Rita Collins, Tara Murphy, Bridget Johnston, Philip Larkin
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a Dignity Care Intervention (DCI) provided by community nurses seeking to address dignity concerns for people with advanced and life limiting conditions BACKGROUND: Evidence would suggest that dying people fear a loss of dignity and a central focus of palliative care is to assist people to die with dignity. Whilst community nurses have a key role to play in the delivery of palliative care, specific interventions for dignity are lacking. DESIGN: A mixed methods study using online survey and focus group interviews and thematic analysis to examine data...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178122/mortality-after-portal-vein-embolization-two-case-reports
#19
Eung Chang Lee, Sang-Jae Park, Sung-Sik Han, Hyeong Min Park, Seung Duk Lee, Seong Hoon Kim, In Joon Lee, Hyun Beom Kim
Portal vein embolization (PVE) is increasingly performed worldwide to reduce the possibility of liver failure after extended hepatectomy, by inducing future liver remnant (FLR) hypertrophy and atrophy of the liver planned for resection. The procedure is known to be very safe and to have few procedure-related complications.In this study, we described 2 elderly patients with Bismuth-Corlette type IV Klatskin tumor who underwent right trisectional PVE involving the embolization of the right portal vein, the left medial sectional portal branch, and caudate portal vein...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177551/the-significance-of-a-prenatal-diagnosis-of-right-aortic-arch
#20
Anna Wójtowicz, Maria Respondek-Liberska, Maciej Słodki, Paulina Kordjalik, Joanna Płużańska, Anna Knafel, Hubert Huras
OBJECTIVES: To analyze a population of fetuses with prenatally diagnosed right aortic arch (RAA). METHODS: Retrospective study of fetuses with RAA diagnosed prenatally between 2011 and 2015 in 2 referral centers. RESULTS: RAA was found in 4.4% (46/1036) of fetuses with cardiovascular abnormalities (CVA). As an isolated anomaly, RAA was present in 30.4% of cases; in 32.6%, other CVA were detected; in 23.9%, CVA and extracardiac anomalies; and in 13...
February 8, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
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