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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778045/massively-parallel-sequencing-of-124-snps-included-in-the-precision-id-identity-panel-in-three-east-asian-minority-ethnicities
#1
Jing Liu, Zheng Wang, Guanglin He, Xueying Zhao, Mengge Wang, Tao Luo, Chengtao Li, Yiping Hou
Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technologies can sequence many targeted regions of multiple samples simultaneously and are gaining great interest in the forensic community. The Precision ID Identity Panel contains 90 autosomal SNPs and 34 upper Y-Clade SNPs, which was designed with small amplicons and optimized for forensic degraded or challenging samples. Here, 184 unrelated individuals from three East Asian minority ethnicities (Tibetan, Uygur and Hui) were analyzed using the Precision ID Identity Panel and the Ion PGM System...
May 15, 2018: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777946/screening-method-for-rapid-classification-of-psychoactive-substances-in-illicit-tablets-using-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-and-pls-da
#2
Leandro S A Pereira, Fernanda L C Lisboa, José Coelho Neto, Frederico N Valladão, Marcelo M Sena
Several new psychoactive substances (NPS) have reached the illegal drug market in recent years, and ecstasy-like tablets are one of the forms affected by this change. Cathinones and tryptamines have increasingly been found in ecstasy-like seized samples as well as other amphetamine type stimulants. A presumptive method for identifying different drugs in seized ecstasy tablets (n=92) using ATR-FTIR (attenuated total reflectance - Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) and PLS-DA (partial least squares discriminant analysis) was developed...
May 9, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777631/effect-of-deferasirox-erythropoietin-vs-erythropoietin-on-erythroid-response-in-low-int-1-risk-mds-patients-results-of-the-phase-ii-kallisto-trial
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Norbert Gattermann, Rosa Coll, Lutz Jacobasch, Allameddine Allameddine, Amin Azmon, Laurie DeBonnett, Andreas Bruederle, Jie Jin
OBJECTIVES: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) remain first-choice to treat symptomatic anemia and delay transfusion dependence in most patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) without del(5q). Deferasirox increased erythroid responses in some lower-risk MDS patients in clinical trials, and adding low-dose deferasirox to ESA treatment may further improve erythroid response. METHODS: KALLISTO (NCT01868477) was a randomized, open-label, multicenter, phase II study...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776423/minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-repair-via-right-mini-thoracotomy-in-patient-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#4
Takura Taguchi, Hiroyuki Nishi, Kimihiro Kurose, Kohei Horikawa, Go Kanazawa, Toshiki Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients is challenging because anemia and neutropenia develop as a result of the syndrome, leading to infection and bleeding tendency during surgery. We report the case of minimally invasive mitral valve repair via a right mini-thoracotomy and perioperative use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in a patient with MDS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) was referred for surgical treatment for mitral valve regurgitation and underwent a minimally invasive mitral valve repair via a right mini-thoracotomy (MICS mitral procedure)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774987/an-increased-percentage-of-myeloid-cd34-bone-marrow-cells-stratifies-intermediate-ipss-r-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients-into-prognostically-significant-groups
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T-H Chen-Liang, A M Casado-Prieto, V Campos-Rodríguez, A M Hurtado, M L Amigo, M D García-Malo, V Vicente, F J Ortuño, A Jerez
INTRODUCTION: The Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has established an intermediate category where a disease-modifying intervention is a matter of debate. Flow cytometry allows us to determine a fraction of immature myeloid cells in a semiautomated procedure. The aim of this study, mirroring IPSS-R study inclusion criteria, was to test whether bone marrow (BM) CD34+My percentage has independent prognostic value in the MDS setting...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774421/a-fluorometric-aptasensor-for-methamphetamine-based-on-fluorescence-resonance-energy-transfer-using-cobalt-oxyhydroxide-nanosheets-and-carbon-dots
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Zeinab Saberi, Behzad Rezaei, Hossein Faroukhpour, Ali Ashghar Ensafi
Cobalt oxyhydroxide (CoOOH) nanosheets are efficient fluorescence quenchers due to their specific optical properties and high surface area. The combination of CoOOH nanosheets and carbon dots (CDs) has not been used in any aptasensor based on fluorescence quenching so far. An aptamer based fluorometric assay is introduced that is making use of fluorescent CDs conjugated to the aptamer against methamphetamine (MTA), and of CoOOH nanosheets which reduce the fluorescence of the CDs as a quencher. The results revealed that the conjugated CDs with aptamers were able to enclose the CoOOH nanosheets...
May 17, 2018: Mikrochimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772277/severity-therapeutic-and-activity-tear-biomarkers-in-dry-eye-disease-a-clinical-trial-sub-analysis
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José Pinto-Fraga, Amalia Enríquez-de-Salamanca, Margarita Calonge, María J González-García, Alberto López-Miguel, Alberto López-de la Rosa, Carmen García-Vázquez, Virginia Calder, Michael E Stern, Itziar Fernández
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of 0.1%-fluorometholone (FML) on tear inflammatory molecule levels after 22-days treatment in dry eye disease (DED) patients exposed to an adverse controlled environment (ACE), identifying different biomarkers. METHODS: Sub-analysis of a double-masked randomized clinical trial. Forty-one DED patients received 4-drops daily of topical FML (FML-group) or polyvinyl-alcohol (PA-group) for 22 days. At day 21, patients were exposed to an ACE...
May 14, 2018: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770998/maternal-depressive-symptoms-are-negatively-associated-with-child-growth-and-development-evidence-from-rural-india
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Phuong Hong Nguyen, Jed Friedman, Mohini Kak, Purnima Menon, Harold Alderman
Maternal depression has been suggested as a risk factor for both poor child growth and development in many low- and middle-income countries, but the validity of many studies is hindered by small sample sizes, varying cut-offs used in depression diagnostics, and incomplete control of confounding factors. This study examines the association between maternal depressive symptoms (MDSs) and child physical growth and cognitive development in Madhya Pradesh, India, where poverty, malnutrition, and poor mental health coexist...
May 17, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769813/paediatric-vision-screening-in-the-primary-care-setting-in-ontario
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Tran D Le, Rana Arham Raashid, Linda Colpa, Jason Noble, Asim Ali, Agnes Wong
Objectives: Early intervention is critical to prevent treatable causes of vision loss in children. The objectives of the current study are: (1) to assess how well primary care physicians in Ontario follow the vision screening guidelines for children as recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Rourke Baby Record and (2) to identify barriers to vision screening in the primary care setting. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Methods: A 19-question survey was mailed out to 1000 randomly selected family physicians (family MDs), 1000 general practitioners (GPs) and 1000 paediatricians in Ontario as listed in the 2013 Canadian Medical Directory...
May 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769261/prognostic-factors-influencing-survival-after-allogeneic-transplantation-for-aml-mds-patients-with-tp53-mutations
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Stefan O Ciurea, Abhishek Chilkulwar, Rima M Saliba, Julianne Chen, Gabriela Rondon, Keyur P Patel, Haitham Khogeer, Abdul R Shah, Brion V Randolph, Jorge M Ramos Perez, Uday Popat, Chitra M Hosing, Qaiser Bashir, Rohtesh Mehta, Gheath Al-Atrash, Jin Im, Issa F Khouri, Partow Kebriaei, Richard E Champlin
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May 16, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767427/azacitidine-in-the-real-world-an-evaluation-of-1101-higher-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome-low-blast-count-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-in-ontario-canada
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Lee Mozessohn, Matthew C Cheung, Saber Fallahpour, Tripat Gill, Asmaa Maloul, Liying Zhang, Olivia Lau, Rena Buckstein
The outcome of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients with uniformly higher-risk disease treated with azacitidine (AZA) in the 'real-world' remains largely unknown. We evaluated 1101 consecutive higher-risk MDS patients (International Prognostic Scoring System intermediate-2/high) and low-blast count acute myeloid leukaemia (AML; 21-30% blasts) patients treated in Ontario, Canada. By dosing schedule, 24·7% received AZA for seven consecutive days, 12·4% for six consecutive days and 62·9% by 5-2-2. Overall, median number of cycles was 6 (range 1-67) and 8 (range 6-14) when restricted to the 692 (63%) patients who received at least 4 cycles...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766837/diet-quality-and-depressive-symptoms-in-adolescence-no-cross-sectional-or-prospective-associations-following-adjustment-for-covariates
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Eleanor M Winpenny, Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Martin White, Esther Mf van Sluijs, Ian M Goodyer
OBJECTIVE: Adolescence is a critical period for development of depression and understanding of behavioural risk factors is needed to support appropriate preventive strategies. We examined associations between adolescent diet quality and depressive symptoms, cross-sectionally and prospectively, in a large community cohort, adjusting for behavioural and psychosocial covariates. DESIGN: Prospective community-based cohort study (ROOTS). SETTING: Secondary schools in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, UK...
May 16, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764573/-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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Yuan-Yuan Wu, Sheng-Yang Cai, Wei Huang, Si-Si Li, Wei Li, Ao Dong
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical and laboratory characteristics of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). METHODS: The clinical characteristics and laboratory results were retrospectively analyzed in 10 children with newly diagnosed JMML. They were compared with those of 28 children with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and 44 children with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). RESULTS: Compared with the children with CML or MDS, the children with JMML had significantly higher rates of skin rashes, ecchymosis, and lymphadenectasis, a significantly lower serum cholinesterase (ChE) level, and a significantly higher fetal hemoglobin level (P<0...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761488/psychological-therapies-for-treatment-resistant-depression-in-adults
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REVIEW
Sharea Ijaz, Philippa Davies, Catherine J Williams, David Kessler, Glyn Lewis, Nicola Wiles
BACKGROUND: Antidepressants are a first-line treatment for adults with moderate to severe major depression. However, many people prescribed antidepressants for depression don't respond fully to such medication, and little evidence is available to inform the most appropriate 'next step' treatment for such patients, who may be referred to as having treatment-resistant depression (TRD). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance suggests that the 'next step' for those who do not respond to antidepressants may include a change in the dose or type of antidepressant medication, the addition of another medication, or the start of psychotherapy...
May 14, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761371/tolerability-and-efficacy-of-deferasirox-in-patients-with-transfusional-iron-overload-results-from-a-german-2-year-non-interventional-study
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Florian Nolte, Holger Nückel, Burkhard Schmidt, Thomas Geer, Oleg Rubanov, Holger Hebart, Andrea Jarisch, Stefan Albrecht, Christiane Johr, Christiane Schumann, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann
BACKGROUND: Iron overload (IOL) due to repetitive transfusions of packed red blood cells (pRBC) has a major impact on morbidity and mortality in patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes and hemoglobinopathies such as thalassemia and sickle cell disease. However, whether IOL influences the outcome of elderly patients with myeloid malignancies is not yet clear. Moreover, clinical trials have reported high drop-out rates during treatment with the oral iron chelator deferasirox (DFX)...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761072/sezary-syndrome-manifesting-as-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder
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Thanh-Phuong Afiat, Xiaohui Zhang, Hailing Zhang, Ernesto Ayala, Ling Zhang, Lubomir Sokol
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) of T-cell orgin are rare biologically heterogeneous diseases of mature lymphoid cells manifesting in immunosuppressed patients. Only a few cases of mycosis fungoides diagnosed post allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (alloHSCT) have been described so far. We present a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) post matched unrelated donor alloHSCT who was on long-term immunosuppressive therapy due to graft versus host disease. Three years after an alloHSCT, she developed generalized erythroderma and peripheral blood lymphocytosis...
2018: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759928/bdnf-variant-is-associated-with-milder-motor-symptom-severity-in-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease
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D Luke Fischer, Peggy Auinger, John L Goudreau, Katrina L Paumier, Allyson Cole-Strauss, Christopher J Kemp, Jack W Lipton, Caryl E Sortwell
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) progression is heterogeneous. Variants in PD-related genes may alter disease progression or severity. We examined if the single nucleotide variant rs6265 in the gene Bdnf alters clinical phenotype in early-stage, unmedicated PD. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using data collected in the Deprenyl And Tocopherol Antioxidative Therapy Of Parkinsonism (DATATOP) study. DNA samples (n = 217) were genotyped for the Bdnf rs6265 variant, and the primary endpoint was time to initiate levodopa...
May 9, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758592/comparison-of-a-therapeutic-only-versus-prophylactic-platelet-transfusion-policy-for-people-with-congenital-or-acquired-bone-marrow-failure-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Reem Malouf, Asma Ashraf, Andreas V Hadjinicolaou, Carolyn Doree, Sally Hopewell, Lise J Estcourt
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow disorders encompass a group of diseases characterised by reduced production of red cells, white cells, and platelets, or defects in their function, or both. The most common bone marrow disorder is myelodysplastic syndrome. Thrombocytopenia, a low platelet count, commonly occurs in people with bone marrow failure. Platetet transfusions are routinely used in people with thrombocytopenia secondary to bone marrow failure disorders to treat or prevent bleeding. Myelodysplastic syndrome is currently the most common reason for receiving a platelet transfusion in some Western countries...
May 14, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758108/comparison-of-transplant-specific-prognostic-scoring-systems-in-haploidentical-transplantation-for-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Seung-Hwan Shin, Young-Woo Jeon, Jae-Ho Yoon, Seung-Ah Yahng, Sung-Eun Lee, Byung-Sik Cho, Ki-Seong Eom, Seok Lee, Hee-Je Kim, Chang-Ki Min, Seok-Goo Cho, Dong-Wook Kim, Jong-Wook Lee, Woo-Sung Min, Yoo-Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: We intended to identify the predictive abilities of recently published transplant-specific prognostic scoring systems in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients receiving haploidentical transplantation. METHODS: The outcomes of 73 MDS patients receiving haploidentical transplantation were analyzed, according to the MTPSS, the TRI, and the CIBMTR scoring systems. RESULTS: The median age of patients at transplantation was 50 (range, 19-69) years...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757120/prognostic-significance-of-srsf2-mutations-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-a-meta-analysis
#20
Pourya Arbab Jafari, Hossein Ayatollahi, Ramin Sadeghi, Maryam Sheikhi, Amir Asghari
OBJECTIVE: Serine/arginine-rich splicing factor 2 (SRSF2) mutations were detected frequently in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) patients. However, its prognostic value has not yet been fully clarified. METHODS: In this meta-analysis, Hazard Ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for overall-survival (OS) were chosen to evaluate the prognostic impact of SRSF2 mutations and to compare SRSF2 mutations to those with wild-type...
May 14, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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