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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895130/ancestry-informative-marker-panel-to-estimate-population-stratification-using-genome-wide-human-array
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Fernanda B Barbosa, Natalia F Cagnin, Milena Simioni, Allysson A Farias, Fábio R Torres, Miriam C Molck, Tânia K Araujo, Vera L Gil-Da-Silva-Lopes, Eduardo A Donadi, Aguinaldo L Simões
Case-control studies are a powerful strategy to identify candidate genes in complex diseases. In admixed populations, association studies can be affected by population stratification, leading to spurious genetic associations. Ancestry informative markers (AIMs) can be used to minimise this effect. The aim of this work was to select a set of AIMs to estimate population stratification in a Brazilian case-control study performed using a genome-wide array. A total of 345 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) AIMs, selected from the Cytoscan HD array and based on previously reported panels, was used to discriminate between European, African, and Amerindian populations...
September 11, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891597/12-month-longitudinal-parasitological-assessment-of-lymphatic-filariasis-positive-individuals-impact-of-bi-annual-treatment-with-ivermectin-and-albendazole
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John N Kanamitie, Collins S Ahorlu, Joseph Otchere, Fred Aboagye-Antwi, Bethel Kwansa-Bentum, Daniel A Boakye, Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum, Michael D Wilson, Dziedzom K de Souza
OBJECTIVE: Mass drug Administration (MDA) for the control of Lymphatic filariasis (LF), in Ghana, started in the year 2000. While this had great success in many implementation units, there remain areas with persistent transmission, after more than 10 years of treatment. A closer examination of the parasite populations could help understand the reasons for persistent infections, and formulatingn appropriate strategies to control LF in these areas of persistent transmission. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a longitudinal study, we assessed the prevalence of microfilaraemia (mf) in two communities with 12 years of MDA in Ghana...
September 11, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867855/an-open-label-randomized-comparative-parallel-group-multicenter-prospective-interventional-clinical-study-to-evaluate-efficacy-and-safety-of-ahpl-aytop-0113-in-comparison-with-framycetin-sulphate-cream-in-acute-wounds
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Sanjay U Nipanikar, Kamalakar V Gajare, Vidyadhar G Vaidya, Amol B Kamthe, Sachin A Upasani, Vidyadhar S Kumbhar
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the present study was to assess efficacy and safety of AHPL/AYTOP/0113 cream, a polyherbal formulation in comparison with Framycetin sulphate cream in acute wounds. METHODOLOGY: It was an open label, randomized, comparative, parallel group and multi-center clinical study. Total 47 subjects were randomly assigned to Group-A (AHPL/AYTOP/0113 cream) and 42 subjects were randomly assigned to Group-B (Framycetin sulphate cream). All the subjects were advised to apply study drug, thrice daily for 21 days or up to complete wound healing (whichever was earlier)...
January 2017: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858873/circulating-triglycerides-and-the-association-of-triglycerides-with-dietary-intake-are-altered-by-alpha-2-heremans-schmid-glycoprotein-polymorphisms
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Katie N Robinson, Itzel Vazquez-Vidal, Courtney Marques, Flavia Cristina Drumond Andrade, Celia Aradillas-Garcia, Margarita Teran-Garcia
BACKGROUND: Circulating fetuin-A (FetA) inhibits insulin receptor signaling and activates the toll-like receptor 4 proinflammatory cascade; thus, it may contribute to metabolic syndrome. Polymorphisms in alpha-2-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein (AHSG), the gene which codes FetA, may influence metabolic syndrome progression in higher-risk ethnic groups. We aimed to identify whether individual variation in AHSG influences biomarkers of metabolic disease and obesity in young Mexican adults. METHODS: The participants were Mexican college applicants (18-25 years, n = 641)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759054/the-association-between-retinal-vein-pulsation-pressure-and-optic-disc-haemorrhages-in-glaucoma
#5
Dong An, Philip House, Christopher Barry, Andrew Turpin, Allison M McKendrick, Balwantray C Chauhan, Siobhan Manners, Stuart L Graham, Dao-Yi Yu, William H Morgan
PURPOSE: To explore the potential relationship between optic disc haemorrhage, venous pulsation pressure (VPP), ocular perfusion pressures and visual field change in glaucomatous and glaucoma suspect eyes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study examined 155 open angle glaucoma or glaucoma suspect eyes from 78 patients over 5 years. Patients were followed with 3 monthly non-mydriatic disc photographs, 6 monthly standard automated perimetry and annual ophthalmodynamometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742824/how-do-rehomed-laboratory-beagles-behave-in-everyday-situations-results-from-an-observational-test-and-a-survey-of-new-owners
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Dorothea Döring, Ophelia Nick, Alexander Bauer, Helmut Küchenhoff, Michael H Erhard
When laboratory dogs are rehomed into private households, they experience an extreme change in their life situation. They leave their familiar, limited environment in the research facility and encounter a multitude of animate and inanimate stimuli in their new home. Although literature reports have described the experiences with rehoming as being mostly positive, scientific observations of the dogs in everyday situations have not been done. Hence, we conducted an observational test with 74 laboratory beagles 6 weeks after adoption in their new homes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742402/association-of-il-10-regulating-micrornas-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-with-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disease
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Yukina Takuse, Mikio Watanabe, Naoya Inoue, Ritsuko Ozaki, Hiroshi Ohtsu, Minori Saeki, Yuka Katsumata, Yoh Hidaka, Yoshinori Iwatani
Interleukin (IL)-10 is known to suppress inflammation in autoimmune diseases. IL-10 can be regulated by miRNAs. To elucidate the involvement of miRNAs that regulate IL-10 expression with the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), we examined the expression levels of hsa-miR-27a-3p, hsa-miR-98-5p, hsa-miR-106a-5p, and hsa-miR-223-3p in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 43 patients with Graves' disease (GD), 38 patients with Hashimoto's disease (HD), and 21 healthy volunteers. We evaluated the association between the expression levels of four miRNAs and intracellular expression of IL-10 in PBMCs from 11 healthy volunteers...
August 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729205/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-clostridium-difficile-isolates-in-israel
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Linda Tkhawkho, Orna Nitzan, Nina Pastukh, Diana Brodsky, Karen Jackson, Avi Peretz
OBJECTIVES: An increase of Clostridium difficile isolates with reduced susceptibility to various antimicrobial agents has been observed, including isolates that are non-susceptible to antibiotics that are routinely used for treatment of C. difficile, such as vancomycin and metronidazole. We determined the susceptibility rates of C. difficile isolates from hospitals in northern Israel to various antibiotics including tigecycline, which was not previously reported from Israel. METHODS: A total of 81 stool samples were collected from three hospitals in northern Israel from patients with C...
September 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600383/validation-of-static-and-dynamic-radiostereometric-analysis-of-the-knee-joint-using-bone-models-from-ct-data
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K Stentz-Olesen, E T Nielsen, S De Raedt, P B Jørgensen, O G Sørensen, B L Kaptein, M S Andersen, M Stilling
OBJECTIVES: Static radiostereometric analysis (RSA) using implanted markers is considered the most accurate system for the evaluation of prosthesis migration. By using CT bone models instead of markers, combined with a dynamic RSA system, a non-invasive measurement of joint movement is enabled. This method is more accurate than current 3D skin marker-based tracking systems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the CT model method for measuring knee joint kinematics in static and dynamic RSA using the marker method as the benchmark...
June 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534443/cd59-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-gene-expression-and-different-sexual-susceptibility-to-pemphigus-foliaceus
#10
Amanda Salviano-Silva, Maria Luiza Petzl-Erler, Angelica Beate Winter Boldt
Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is an autoimmune disease, endemic in Brazilian rural areas, characterized by acantholysis and accompanied by complement activation, with generalized or localized distribution of painful epidermal blisters. CD59 is an essential complement regulator, inhibiting formation of the membrane attack complex, and mediating signal transduction and activation of T lymphocytes. CD59 has different transcripts by alternative splicing, of which only two are widely expressed, suggesting the presence of regulatory sites in their noncoding regions...
May 23, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507886/racial-disparities-in-elderly-patients-receiving-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-surgery
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Doniel Drazin, Faris Shweikeh, Carlito Lagman, Beatrice Ugiliweneza, Maxwell Boakye
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate for racial disparities in elderly patients having undergone lumbar spinal stenosis surgery. METHODS: The US Medicare Provider Analysis and Review database (records from 2005 to 2011) was used to identify patients over the age of 65 years, diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis, and having undergone lumbar laminectomy or fusion surgery. Blacks were compared to Whites in both unmatched and propensity score-matched populations...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495011/solitary-fibrous-tumour-of-pleura-ct-differentiation-of-benign-and-malignant-types
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MULTICENTER STUDY
A Gupta, C A Souza, H S Sekhon, M M Gomes, S S Hare, P P Agarwal, J P Kanne, J M Seely
AIM: To analyse and compare the computed tomography (CT) features of benign and malignant types of histopathologically proven cases of solitary fibrous tumours of pleura (SFTP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of preoperative CT images of 28 cases of histopathologically proven and classified SFTP from three participating institutions was performed. Patient demographics and lesion characteristics including size, borders, presence of a pedicle, extension into the fissure, attenuation, enhancement, pleural effusion, and calcifications were recorded and correlated with the final histopathological diagnosis...
September 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489782/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-depression-after-diagnosis-of-lung-cancer-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Ming-Szu Hung, I-Chuan Chen, Chuan-Pin Lee, Ru-Jiun Huang, Pau-Chung Chen, Ying-Huang Tsai, Yao-Hsu Yang
This study aimed to explore the incidence and risk factors of depression after lung cancer diagnosis. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), incidences and risk factors of depression in lung cancer and nonlung cancer cohorts were analyzed.From 1998 to 2006, a total of 22,125 patients were included in each matched cohort of lung cancer and nonlung cancer patients from NHIRD. The incidence of depression was higher in the lung cancer cohort than in the nonlung cancer cohort (1545...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454277/monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-from-patients-with-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions
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Angela Maria Moed Lopes, Márcia Antoniazi Michelin, Eddie Fernando Cândido Murta
Immunotherapy with dendritic cells (DCs) is a great promise for the treatment of neoplasms. However, the obtainment and protocol of differentiation of these cells may depend on extrinsic factors such as the tumor itself. The aim of the present study was to verify the influence of cervical neoplasia on different protocols of differentiation of monocyte-derived DCs resulting in an increased maturation phenotype. A total of 83 women were included in the study. The patients were grouped in low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) (n=30), high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) (n=22), cervical cancer (n=10) and healthy patients (n=21) groups...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345467/mitochondrial-dna-alteration-in-primary-and-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-different-frequency-and-association-with-selected-clinicopathological-and-molecular-markers
#15
Britta Kleist, Thuja Meurer, Micaela Poetsch
This study attempts to determine whether primary tumor tissue could reliably represent metastatic colorectal cancer in therapy-guiding analysis of mitochondrial microsatellite instability. Therefore, we investigated the concordance of microsatellite instability in D310, D514, and D16184 (mitochondrial DNA displacement loop), and its association with selected clinical categories and KRAS/NRAS/BRAF/PIK3CA/TP53 mutation status between primary and metastatic colorectal cancer tissue from 119 patients. Displacement loop microsatellite instability was significantly more frequently seen in lymph node metastases (53...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316641/erratum-to-mouse-mammary-tumor-like-virus-mmtv-is-present-in-human-breast-tissue-before-development-of-virally-associated-breast-cancer
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Teiko Nartey, Chiara M Mazzanti, Stella Melana, Wendy K Glenn, Generoso Bevilacqua, James F Holland, Noel J Whitaker, James S Lawson, Beatriz G T Pogo
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13027-016-0113-6.].
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293095/different-phenotypes-of-monocytes-in-patients-with-new-onset-mild-acute-pancreatitis
#17
Man-Li Zhang, Yan-Fang Jiang, Xin-Rui Wang, Li-Li Ding, Hong-Juan Wang, Qing-Qing Meng, Pu-Jun Gao
AIM: To evaluate the numbers of different subsets of monocytes and their associations with the values of clinical measures in mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) patients. METHODS: The study included one group of 13 healthy controls and another group of 24 patients with new-onset MAP. The numbers of different subsets of monocytes were examined in these two groups of subjects by flow cytometry. The concentrations of plasma interleukin (IL)-10 and IL-12 were determined by cytometric bead array...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258918/evaluation-of-bone-resorption-in-fibula-and-deep-circumflex-iliac-artery-flaps-following-dental-implantation-a-three-year-follow-up-study
#18
Kristian Kniha, Stephan Christian Möhlhenrich, Ann Christina Foldenauer, Florian Peters, Nassim Ayoub, Evgeny Goloborodko, Frank Hölzle, Ali Modabber
Long-term results of dental implant treatment in fibula free and deep circumflex iliac artery (DCIA) free flaps are scarce. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare peri-implant bone resorption of vascularized bone flaps treated with dental implants. A total of 28 patients, 14 fibula and 14 DCIA flaps, respectively, underwent reconstruction of the lower and upper jaw by the use of vascularized bone flaps and were treated with dental implants. Peri-implant bone resorption was measured using digital panographs up to 3 years...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123522/effects-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-and-tamoxifen-on-gastric-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-and-er-%C3%AE-36-expression
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Xuming Wang, Qiuyue Chen, Xuan Huang, Feng Zou, Zhengqi Fu, Ying Chen, Yan Li, Zhaoyi Wang, Lijiang Liu
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of 17β-estradiol and tamoxifen, an agonist and inhibitor of the estrogen receptor (ER), respectively, on the proliferation and apoptosis of gastric cancer cells, as well as the messenger (m)RNA expression levels of ER-α36. Nested reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed that ER-α36 was expressed in the BGC823, MKN45 and SGC7901 human gastric cancer cell lines. Subsequently, the BGC823 cell line was stimulated with various concentrations of 17β-estradiol or tamoxifen for 24 or 48 h, and the proliferation, apoptosis and mRNA expression levels of ER-α36 were determined by water-soluble tetrazolium (WST)-1 assay, flow cytometry and RT-quantitative PCR, respectively...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993145/pressure-relieving-support-surfaces-a-randomised-evaluation-2-pressure-2-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
Sarah Brown, Isabelle L Smith, Julia M Brown, Claire Hulme, Elizabeth McGinnis, Nikki Stubbs, E Andrea Nelson, Delia Muir, Claudia Rutherford, Kay Walker, Valerie Henderson, Lyn Wilson, Rachael Gilberts, Howard Collier, Catherine Fernandez, Suzanne Hartley, Moninder Bhogal, Susanne Coleman, Jane E Nixon
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers represent a major burden to patients, carers and the healthcare system, affecting approximately 1 in 17 hospital and 1 in 20 community patients. They impact greatly on an individual's functional status and health-related quality of life. The mainstay of pressure ulcer prevention practice is the provision of pressure redistribution support surfaces and patient repositioning. The aim of the PRESSURE 2 study is to compare the two main mattress types utilised within the NHS: high-specification foam and alternating pressure mattresses, in the prevention of pressure ulcers...
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