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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550598/serum-ebv-ea-iga-and-vca-iga-antibodies-can-be-used-for-risk-group-stratification-and-prognostic-prediction-in-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-24-year-experience-at-a-single-institution
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Yuhua Huang, Huilan Rao, Shumei Yan, Fang Wang, Qinian Wu, Yanfen Feng, Yujing Zhang
Although extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma (ENKTCL) is consistently associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, the manifestation and prognostic value of serum EBV antibodies still remain unknown. One hundred and forty-one patients with ENKTCL were evaluated for serum EBV EA-IgA and VCA-IgA antibodies levels in the past 24 years in our institution. Their correlation with clinicopathological features, plasma EBV DNA load, and patients' outcomes was analyzed. EBV EA-IgA ≥1:10 and VCA-IgA ≥1:160 were found in 18...
May 27, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550478/olfactory-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease-is-a-consequence-of-central-nervous-system-decline
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Emilia Iannilli, Lars Stephan, Thomas Hummel, Heinz Reichmann, Antje Haehner
Early diagnosis and timely treatment of Parkinson's disease are essential factors to provide these patients with a longer period of a better quality of life. Olfactory loss is among the first non-motor symptoms of the disease; however, in light of the many causes of smell loss, it is a very unspecific biomarker and should only be used as part of a diagnostic test battery. In this study, we investigated the olfactory response in 71 subjects, consisting of Parkinson's disease patients, hyposmic and anosmic patients of other causes, and normosmic individuals searching for sensitive, distinct biomarkers for which we used scalp event-related 64-channel electroencephalography and psychophysical tests...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550399/addition-of-second-line-steroid-sparing-immunosuppressants-like-mycophenolate-mofetil-improves-outcome-of-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-igg4-rd-a-series-from-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-south-india
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Nikhil Gupta, John Mathew, Hindhumathi Mohan, Sudipta Dhar Chowdhury, Reuben Thomas Kurien, D J Christopher, Balamugesh Thangakunam, Mathew Alexander, Ajith Sivadasan, V Tamilarasi, Anna T Valson, Mahasampath Gowri, Jayakanthan Kabeerdoss, Debashish Danda
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic fibro-inflammatory disease. This disease may be associated with elevated serum and tissue IgG4 levels. Early treatment prevents fibrosis and organ damage. We retrospectively studied the clinicopathologic correlation and outcome of treatment in IgG4-RD. This single-center retrospective study was done using electronic records of patients subjected to assay of serum IgG4 levels in our laboratory by nephelometry. There were 473 patients with suspected IgG4-RD. Of them, 41 patients fulfilled comprehensive diagnostic criteria for IgG4-RD and 432 had diseases other than IgG4-RD...
May 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550243/apomorphine-therapy-for-neuronal-insulin-resistance-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Norimichi Nakamura, Yasumasa Ohyagi, Tomohiro Imamura, Yuki T Yanagihara, Kyoko M Iinuma, Naoko Soejima, Hiroyuki Murai, Ryo Yamasaki, Jun-Ichi Kira
Apomorphine (APO) promotes intraneuronal amyloid-β (Aβ) degradation and improves memory function in an Alzheimer's disease (AD) model, 3xTg-AD mice. Since insulin resistance is increased in AD neurons, we investigated the effects of APO on brain insulin resistance in 3xTg-AD mice at early and late stages. After 1-month subcutaneous injection of Apokyn® to 3xTg-AD mice at 6 or 12 months of age, memory function was significantly improved in both age groups. Protein levels of insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE), which is linked to insulin signaling and degrades Aβ, significantly increased in the 3xTg-AD mice brain compared with non-transgenic mice, and were further increased by APO...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549992/thyroid-hormone-treatment-activates-protective-pathways-in-both-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-models-of-neuronal-injury
#5
Jianrong Li, Ines Donangelo, Kiyomi Abe, Oscar Scremin, Sujie Ke, Feng Li, Anna Milanesi, Yan-Yun Liu, Gregory A Brent
Thyroid hormone plays an important role in brain development and adult brain function, and may influence neuronal recovery after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We utilized both animal and cell culture models to determine the effects of thyroid hormone treatment, post TBI or during hypoxia, on genes important for neuronal survival and neurogenesis. We show that TBI in rats is associated with a reduction in serum thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). A single dose of levothyroxine (T4), one hour after injury, increased serum T4 and normalized serum T3 levels...
May 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549990/early-transcriptome-responses-of-the-bovine-midcycle-corpus-luteum-to-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-includes-cytokine-signaling
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Heather Talbott, Xiaoying Hou, Fang Qiu, Pan Zhang, Chittibabu Guda, Fang Yu, Robert A Cushman, Jennifer R Wood, Cheng Wang, Andrea S Cupp, John S Davis
In ruminants, prostaglandin F2alpha (PGF2α)-mediated luteolysis is essential prior to estrous cycle resumption, and is a target for improving fertility. To deduce early PGF2α-provoked changes in the corpus luteum a short time-course (0.5-4 h) was performed on cows at midcycle. A microarray-determined transcriptome was established and examined by bioinformatic pathway analysis. Classic PGF2α effects were evident by changes in early response genes (FOS, JUN, ATF3) and prediction of active pathways (PKC, MAPK)...
May 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549987/spontaneous-heterotopic-triplets-a-review-of-literature
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Pauline Bataille, Augustin Reynard, Guillaume Ducarme
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous heterotopic triplets, a tubal ectopic pregnancy and a twin pregnancy, are rare disorders. The study aimed to examine all available evidence regarding signs and symptoms, imaging findings, management and newborn outcome of spontaneous heterotopic triplets. DESIGN: A literature search in Medline and EMBASE databases from 2000 to 2016 was conducted. The following key words were employed: 'spontaneous heterotopic pregnancy', OR 'heterotopic triplets'...
May 23, 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549958/a-novel-antegrade-approach-for-simultaneous-carotid-endarterectomy-and-angioplasty-of-proximal-lesions-in-patients-with-tandem-stenosis-of-supraaortic-arch-vessels
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Djordje Radak, Slobodan Tanaskovic, Dragan Sagic, Zelimir Antonic, Predrag Gajin, Srdjan Babic, Mihailo Neskovic, Predrag Matic, Vladimir Kovacevic, Dragoslav Nenezic, Nenad Ilijevski
INTRODUCTION: To date all published studies analyzing simultaneous treatment of carotid and proximal atherosclerotic lesions are describing retrograde approach and several technical variations. In the presented study, for the first time antegrade approach is described for simultaneous carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and associated brachiocephalic trunk (BCT) or common carotid artery (CCA) angioplasty in the hybrid operating room. METHODOLOGY: From January 2012 till January 2016 antegrade hybrid procedures were performed in 18 patients...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549929/pragmatic-trials-and-real-world-evidence-an-introduction-to-the-series
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Mira Zuidgeest, Iris Goetz, Rolf Groenwold, Elaine Irving, Ghislaine van Thiel, Diederick E Grobbee
This is the introductory paper in a series of 8 papers (see box). In this series we integrate the theoretical design options with the practice of conducting pragmatic trials. For most new market-approved treatments the clinical evidence is insufficient to fully guide physicians and policy makers in choosing the optimal treatment for their patients. Pragmatic trials can fill this gap, by providing evidence on the relative effectiveness of a treatment strategy in routine clinical practice, already in an early phase of development, while maintaining the strength of randomized controlled trials...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549918/percutaneous-pulmonary-melody-%C3%A2-valve-implantation-in-small-conduits
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Myriam Bensemlali, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Meriem Mostefa-Kara, Damien Bonnet, Younes Boudjemline
BACKGROUND: The Melody(®) pulmonary valve has received approval for the treatment of dysfunctional right ventricular (RV) outflow tract conduits ≥16mm. AIMS: To investigate technical and clinical outcomes in patients who underwent percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) in conduits ≤16mm. METHODS: Eleven patients were enrolled retrospectively between 2000 and 2015 in a cardiac referral centre. RESULTS: The PPVI indications were obstruction (n=5); regurgitation (n=1); and mixed lesions (n=5)...
May 23, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549887/fluvoxamine-maleate-effects-on-dopamine-signaling-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-stressed-parkinsonian-rats-implications-for-learning-and-memory
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Ernest Dallé, Willie M U Daniels, Musa V Mabandla
Parkinson's disease (PD) is also associated with cognitive impairment and reduced extrinsic supply of dopamine (DA) to the prefrontal cortex (PFC). In the present study, we looked at whether exposure to early life stress reduces DA and serotonin (5-HT) concentration in the PFC thus leading to enhanced cognitive impairment in a Parkinsonian rat model. Maternal separation was the stressor used to develop an animal model for early life stress that has chronic effects on brain and behavior. Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with the antidepressant Fluvoxamine maleate (FM) prior to a unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesion to model motor deficits in rats...
May 23, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549848/relationship-between-visual-acuity-and-retinal-thickness-during-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-for-retinal-diseases
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William C Ou, David M Brown, John F Payne, Charles C Wykoff
PURPOSE: Investigate the relationship between best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) in eyes receiving ranibizumab for three common retinal diseases. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of clinical trial data METHODS: Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study BCVA and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography measured CRT of 387 eyes of 345 patients enrolled in six prospective clinical trials for management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) were evaluated by Pearson correlation and linear regression...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549818/range-of-motion-and-complications-following-primary-repair-versus-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament
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Jelle P van der List, Gregory S DiFelice
INTRODUCTION: Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. The procedure is less invasive than ACL reconstruction, yet studies assessing early postoperative course are lacking. Goal therefore was to assess postoperative range of motion (ROM), complications and operative times following primary repair and compare this to the gold standard of reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed for which 52 repair and 90 reconstruction patients could be included...
May 23, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549703/integrated-care-enhancing-the-role-of-the-primary-health-care-professional-in-preventing-functional-decline-a-systematic-review
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John E Morley, Hidenori Arai, Li Cao, Birong Dong, Reshma A Merchant, Bruno Vellas, Renuka Visvanathan, Jean Woo
BACKGROUND: Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now recognized that early detection and treatment of geriatric syndromes (frailty, sarcopenia, anorexia of aging, and cognitive decline) will delay or avert the development of disability. OBJECTIVES: To identify simple screening programs available for primary health professionals to identify geriatric syndromes. DATA SOURCES: PubMed for the last 5 years and study authors...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549611/successful-short-desensitization-treatment-protocol-with-narrowband-uvb-phototherapy-tl-01-in-polymorphic-light-eruption
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A Combalia, C Fernández-Sartorio, X Fustà, D Morgado-Carrasco, S Podlipnik, P Aguilera
INTRODUCTION: Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is a common idiopathic photodermatosis that typically presents with pruritic papular or papulovesicular lesions on sun-exposed skin between spring and autumn. In many subjects PLE is mild, and can usually be prevented by the use of broad-spectrum topical sunscreens and a gradual increase in sunlight exposure. However, in some individuals, sunlight exposure results in florid PLE and they often benefit from prophylactic desensitization treatment using phototherapy in early spring, an artificial method that induces a "hardening" phenomenon...
May 23, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549597/prolactin-receptor-targeting-in-breast-and-prostate-cancers-new-insights-into-an-old-challenge
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REVIEW
Vincent Goffin
In the era of precision medicine, the identification of new targets is a constant challenge to improve cancer therapy. Preclinical investigations, epidemiological studies and analyses of tissue specimens from patients strongly support the contribution of prolactin receptor (PRLR) signaling to breast and prostate tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Although a clear causative link with mutations of the genes encoding prolactin or its receptor is lacking, increased PRLR signaling in these cancers can be assessed by the overexpression of cognate proteins and is often confirmed by over-activation of downstream signaling effectors...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549574/screening-for-psychologic-distress-in-taiwanese-cancer-inpatients-using-the-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-distress-thermometer-the-effects-of-patients-sex-and-chemotherapy-experience
#17
Yu-Jie Chiou, Chun-Yi Lee, Shau-Hsuan Li, Mian-Yoon Chong, Yu Lee, Liang-Jen Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with cancer often experience distress, and early detection and management of psychologic distress are vital for improving patients' outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the validity and determines the optimal cutoff score-for clinically significant distress-for the Taiwanese Distress Thermometer (DT). METHODS: This study consisted of 768 inpatients diagnosed with cancer in a general hospital in southern Taiwan...
April 6, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549516/visual-acuity-change-over-12-months-in-the-prospective-progression-of-atrophy-secondary-to-stargardt-disease-progstar-study-progstar-report-number-6
#18
Xiangrong Kong, Rupert W Strauss, Artur V Cideciyan, Michel Michaelides, José-Alain Sahel, Beatriz Munoz, Mohamed Ahmed, Ann M Ervin, Sheila K West, Janet K Cheetham, Hendrik P N Scholl
PURPOSE: To estimate the yearly rate of change of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the risk of loss 1 line or more over 1 year and to identify risk factors for BCVA loss in patients with Stargardt disease (STGD1). DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred fifty-nine patients (489 eyes) with molecularly confirmed STGD1 enrolled at 9 centers in the United States and Europe. METHODS: Participants were followed up every 6 months, and data at the baseline and 6- and 12-month visits were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549452/in-hospital-prognosis-and-long-term-mortality-of-stemi-in-a-reperfusion-network-head-to-head-analisys-invasive-reperfusion-vs-optimal-medical-therapy
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C García-García, N Ribas, L L Recasens, O Meroño, I Subirana, A Fernández, A Pérez, F Miranda, H Tizón-Marcos, J Martí-Almor, J Bruguera, R Elosua
BACKGROUND: ST Segment Elevation Acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) preferred treatment is culprit artery reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). We ought to analyze the benefit of early reperfusion vs. optimal medical therapy in STEMI before and after the set-up of a regional STEMI network that prioritizes PPCI. METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2013, 1268 STEMI patients were consecutively admitted in a University Hospital...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549420/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Juan Fang, Xiaoxu Li, Da Ma, Xiangqi Liu, Yichen Chen, Yun Wang, Vivian Wai Yan Lui, Juan Xia, Bin Cheng, Zhi Wang
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors aid in the stratification and treatment of cancer. This study evaluated prognostic importance of tumor infiltrating immune cell in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: Profiles of infiltrating immune cells and clinicopathological data were available for 78 OSCC patients with a median follow-up of 48 months. The infiltrating intensity of CD8, CD4, T-bet, CD68 and CD57 positive cells were assessed by immunohistochemistry...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
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