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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911992/is-corneal-arcus-independently-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-asians
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Mark Yu Zheng Wong, Ryan Eyn Kidd Man, Preeti Gupta, Sing Hui Lim, Blanche Lim, Yih-Chung Tham, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Tien Yin Wong, Ching-Yu Cheng, Ecosse Luc Lamoureux
PURPOSE: To examine the longitudinal relationship between baseline corneal arcus (CA) and incident CVD in ethnic Indian and Malay adults in Singapore. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. METHODS: Indian and Malay adults aged 40-80 years were recruited for baseline and 6-year follow-up visits between 2004-09 and 2010-15, respectively (follow-up response rate 73.9%). CA was assessed by ophthalmologists using slit-lamp biomicroscopy. The main outcome was self-reported incident CVD, defined as new myocardial infarction, angina pectoris or stroke, which developed between baseline and follow-up...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903065/inflammation-polymorphisms-and-prostate-cancer-risk-in-jamaican-men-role-of-obesity-body-size
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Bhawna Dubey, Maria Jackson, Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, Karthik Devarajan, Rafael E Flores-Obando, Norma McFarlane-Anderson, Marshall Tulloch-Reid, William Aiken, Kevin Kimbro, Dominique Jones, LaCreis R Kidd, Camille Ragin
African ancestry and obesity are associated with higher risk of prostate cancer (PC). In a pilot study, we explored interactions between obesity (as measured by waist to hip ratio (WHR)) and inflammatory SNPs in relation to PC risk among Jamaican men. This study evaluated 87 chemokine and cytokine associated SNPs in obese and normal weight cases (N=109) and controls (N=102) using a stepwise penalized logistic regression approach in multivariable analyses. Upon stratification by WHR (normal weight (WHR<0...
September 10, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901592/child-stunting-is-associated-with-weaker-human-capital-among-native-amazonians
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Eduardo A Undurraga, Jere R Behrman, Susan D Emmett, Celeste Kidd, William R Leonard, Steven T Piantadosi, Victoria Reyes-García, Abhishek Sharma, Rebecca Zhang, Ricardo A Godoy
OBJECTIVES: We assessed associations between child stunting, recovery, and faltering with schooling and human capital skills in a native Amazonian society of horticulturalists-foragers (Tsimane'). METHODS: We used cross-sectional data (2008) from 1262 children aged 6 to 16 years in 53 villages to assess contemporaneous associations between three height categories: stunted (height-for-age Z score, HAZ<-2), moderately stunted (-2 ≤ HAZ≤-1), and nonstunted (HAZ>-1), and three categories of human capital: completed grades of schooling, test-based academic skills (math, reading, writing), and local plant knowledge...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892060/a-functional-genomics-predictive-network-model-identifies-regulators-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Lauren A Peters, Jacqueline Perrigoue, Arthur Mortha, Alina Iuga, Won-Min Song, Eric M Neiman, Sean R Llewellyn, Antonio Di Narzo, Brian A Kidd, Shannon E Telesco, Yongzhong Zhao, Aleksandar Stojmirovic, Jocelyn Sendecki, Khader Shameer, Riccardo Miotto, Bojan Losic, Hardik Shah, Eunjee Lee, Minghui Wang, Jeremiah J Faith, Andrew Kasarskis, Carrie Brodmerkel, Mark Curran, Anuk Das, Joshua R Friedman, Yoshinori Fukui, Mary Beth Humphrey, Brian M Iritani, Nicholas Sibinga, Teresa K Tarrant, Carmen Argmann, Ke Hao, Panos Roussos, Jun Zhu, Bin Zhang, Radu Dobrin, Lloyd F Mayer, Eric E Schadt
A major challenge in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the integration of diverse IBD data sets to construct predictive models of IBD. We present a predictive model of the immune component of IBD that informs causal relationships among loci previously linked to IBD through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) using functional and regulatory annotations that relate to the cells, tissues, and pathophysiology of IBD. Our model consists of individual networks constructed using molecular data generated from intestinal samples isolated from three populations of patients with IBD at different stages of disease...
September 11, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885485/alterations-in-endocytic-protein-expression-with-increasing-age-in-the-transgenic-app695-v717i-london-mouse-model-of-amyloid-pathology-implications-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Rhian S Thomas, Mouhamed Alsaqati, Justin S Bice, Martha Hvoslef-Eide, Mark A Good, Emma J Kidd
A major risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is increasing age, but the reason behind this association has not been identified. It is thought that the changes in endocytosis seen in AD patients are causal for this condition. Thus, we hypothesized that the increased risk of developing AD associated with ageing may be because of changes in endocytosis. We investigated using Western blotting whether the expression of endocytic proteins involved in clathrin-mediated and clathrin-independent endocytosis are altered by increasing age in a mouse model of amyloid pathology...
September 6, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876294/reported-cases-of-neurosyphilis-among-early-syphilis-cases-united-states-2009-to-2015
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Alex de Voux, Sarah Kidd, Elizabeth A Torrone
The surveillance of neurosyphilis, an uncommon but severe consequence of syphilis, is complex; surveillance classification of neurosyphilis requires a lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. We examined the prevalence of reported neurosyphilis among primary, secondary, and early latent syphilis cases reported in the United States from 2009 to 2015. Overall, the prevalence of reported neurosyphilis from 2009 to 2015 was low (0.84%); however, this is likely an underestimate of the true burden in the United States...
August 10, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874693/comparative-secretome-analysis-of-rhizoctonia-solani-isolates-with-different-host-ranges-reveals-unique-secretomes-and-cell-death-inducing-effectors
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Jonathan P Anderson, Jana Sperschneider, Joe Win, Brendan Kidd, Kentaro Yoshida, James Hane, Diane G O Saunders, Karam B Singh
Rhizoctonia solani is a fungal pathogen causing substantial damage to many of the worlds' largest food crops including wheat, rice, maize and soybean. Despite impacting global food security, little is known about the pathogenicity mechanisms employed by R. solani. To enable prediction of effectors possessing either broad efficacy or host specificity, a combined secretome was constructed from a monocot specific isolate, a dicot specific isolate and broad host range isolate infecting both monocot and dicot hosts...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866244/national-trends-and-predictors-of-locally-advanced-penile-cancer-in-the-united-states-1998-2012
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Juan Chipollini, Sharon Chaing, Charles C Peyton, Pranav Sharma, Laura C Kidd, Anna R Giuliano, Peter A Johnstone, Philippe E Spiess
BACKGROUND: We analyzed the trends in presentation of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the penis and determined the socioeconomic predictors for locally advanced (cT3-cT4) disease in the United States. PATIENT AND METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for patients with clinically nonmetastatic penile SCC and staging available from 1998 to 2012. Temporal trends per tumor stage were evaluated, and a multivariable logistic regression model was used to identify predictors for advanced presentation during the study period...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859078/the-wagr-syndrome-gene-prrg4-is-a-functional-homologue-of-the-commissureless-axon-guidance-gene
#9
Elizabeth D Justice, Sarah J Barnum, Thomas Kidd
WAGR syndrome is characterized by Wilm's tumor, aniridia, genitourinary abnormalities and intellectual disabilities. WAGR is caused by a chromosomal deletion that includes the PAX6, WT1 and PRRG4 genes. PRRG4 is proposed to contribute to the autistic symptoms of WAGR syndrome, but the molecular function of PRRG4 genes remains unknown. The Drosophila commissureless (comm) gene encodes a short transmembrane protein characterized by PY motifs, features that are shared by the PRRG4 protein. Comm intercepts the Robo axon guidance receptor in the ER/Golgi and targets Robo for degradation, allowing commissural axons to cross the CNS midline...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854515/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-management-of-a-rare-cause-of%C3%A2-hemolytic-disease-of-the-newborn-anti-sara-antibodies
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R Venkataraman, K Yusuf
Hemolytic disease of newborn (HDN) is a condition that develops in a fetus, when the IgG molecules produced by the mother pass through the placenta and attack the fetal red blood cells. HDN can occur due to Rh and ABO incompatibilities between the mother and the fetus as well as due to other allo-immune antibodies belonging to Kell (K and k), Duffy (Fya), Kidd (Jka and Jkb), and MNS (M, N, S, and s) systems. Role of intravenous immunoglobulin in management of HDN is not clear.SARA red blood cell antigen, first discovered in 1990 is a low frequency antigen...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844043/opportunities-and-barriers-to-sti-testing-in-community-health-centres-in-china-a-nationwide-survey
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Jason J Ong, Minghui Peng, Shanzhu Zhu, Ying-Ru J Lo, Christopher K Fairley, Michael R Kidd, Martin Roland, Sunfang Jiang, William C W Wong
BACKGROUND: China has strengthened its primary care workforce and implemented a wide network of community health centres (CHCs). However, STI testing and management are not currently included in the 'Essential Package of Primary Health Care in China'. Legislation change to encourage STI service delivery would be important, but it is also critical to determine if there are also provider-related opportunities and barriers for implementing effective STI programmes through CHCs if future legislation were to change...
August 26, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826423/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-blood-stream-infection-isolates-from-patients-with-recurrent-blood-stream-infection-is-it-the-same-genotype
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K L McCARTHY, T J Kidd, D L Paterson
The type identity of strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from primary and recurrent blood stream infection (BSI) has not been widely studied. Twenty-eight patients were identified retrospectively from 2008 to 2013 from five different laboratories; available epidemiological, clinical and microbiological data were obtained for each patient. Isolates were genotyped by iPLEX MassARRAY MALDI-TOF MS and rep-PCR. This showed that recurrent P. aeruginosa BSI was more commonly due to the same genotypically related strain as that from the primary episode...
August 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814540/autism-spectrum-disorder-in-fragile-x-syndrome-cooccurring-conditions-and-current-treatment
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Walter E Kaufmann, Sharon A Kidd, Howard F Andrews, Dejan B Budimirovic, Amy Esler, Barbara Haas-Givler, Tracy Stackhouse, Catharine Riley, Georgina Peacock, Stephanie L Sherman, W Ted Brown, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS) are frequently codiagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Most of our current knowledge about ASD in FXS comes from family surveys and small studies. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of the ASD diagnosis in a large clinic-based FXS population to better inform the care of people with FXS. METHODS: The study employed a data set populated by data from individuals with FXS seen at specialty clinics across the country...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814539/forward-a-registry-and-longitudinal-clinical-database-to-study-fragile-x-syndrome
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Stephanie L Sherman, Sharon A Kidd, Catharine Riley, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Howard F Andrews, Robert M Miller, Sharyn Lincoln, Mark Swanson, Walter E Kaufmann, W Ted Brown
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Advances in the care of patients with fragile X syndrome (FXS) have been hampered by lack of data. This deficiency has produced fragmentary knowledge regarding the natural history of this condition, healthcare needs, and the effects of the disease on caregivers. To remedy this deficiency, the Fragile X Clinic and Research Consortium was established to facilitate research. Through a collective effort, the Fragile X Clinic and Research Consortium developed the Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database (FORWARD) to facilitate multisite data collection...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813024/advances-in-understanding-of-penile-carcinogenesis-the-search-for-actionable-targets
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REVIEW
Juan Chipollini, Sharon Chaing, Mounsif Azizi, Laura C Kidd, Patricia Kim, Philippe E Spiess
Penile cancer (PeCa) is a rare malignancy with potentially devastating effects. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common variant with distinct precancerous lesions before development into invasive disease. Involvement of the inguinal lymph nodes is the most important prognostic factor in PeCa, and once disease is present outside the groin, prognosis is poor. Metastatic PeCa is challenging to treat and often requires multidisciplinary approaches in management. Due to its rarity, molecular understanding of the disease continues to be limited with most studies based on small, single center series...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809125/post-chemotherapy-perforation-in-cats-with-discrete-intermediate-or-large-cell-gastrointestinal-lymphoma
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Zachary Crouse, Brenda Phillips, Andi Flory, Jennifer Mahoney, Keith Richter, Linda Kidd
Objectives Gastrointestinal (GI) perforation is a well-described complication of GI lymphoma in people, commonly occurring within days of initiation of chemotherapy. There are no studies documenting the prevalence of GI perforation in cats with intermediate- or large-cell GI lymphoma or whether it is associated with induction of chemotherapy. The objectives of this study were to document the prevalence and timing of post-chemotherapy perforation in cats with discrete GI masses caused by intermediate- or large-cell lymphoma...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808123/-i-didn-t-know-i-needed-a-poet
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Monica Kidd
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802993/microbial-community-structure-and-activity-in-trace-element-contaminated-soils-phytomanaged-by-gentle-remediation-options-gro
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M Touceda-González, Á Prieto-Fernández, G Renella, L Giagnoni, A Sessitsch, G Brader, J Kumpiene, I Dimitriou, J Eriksson, W Friesl-Hanl, R Galazka, J Janssen, M Mench, I Müller, S Neu, M Puschenreiter, G Siebielec, J Vangronsveld, P S Kidd
Gentle remediation options (GRO) are based on the combined use of plants, associated microorganisms and soil amendments, which can potentially restore soil functions and quality. We studied the effects of three GRO (aided-phytostabilisation, in situ stabilisation and phytoexclusion, and aided-phytoextraction) on the soil microbial biomass and respiration, the activities of hydrolase enzymes involved in the biogeochemical cycles of C, N, P, and S, and bacterial community structure of trace element contaminated soils (TECS) from six field trials across Europe...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800337/the-new-zealand-neuromuscular-disease-patient-registry-five-years-and-a-thousand-patients
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Miriam J Rodrigues, Gina L O'Grady, Graeme Hammond-Tooke, Alexa Kidd, Donald O Love, Ronelle K Baker, Richard H Roxburgh
The New Zealand Neuromuscular Disease Patient Registry has been recruiting for five years. Its primary aim is to enable people with neuromuscular disease to participate in research including clinical trials. It has contributed data to large anonymised cohort studies and many feasibility studies, and has provided practical information and advice to researchers wanting to work with people with neuromuscular conditions. 1019 people have enrolled since the Registry's launch in August 2011 with over 70 different diagnoses...
2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792943/discovery-of-aspergillus-frankstonensis-sp-nov-during-environmental-sampling-for-animal-and-human-fungal-pathogens
#20
Jessica J Talbot, Jos Houbraken, Jens C Frisvad, Robert A Samson, Sarah E Kidd, John Pitt, Sue Lindsay, Julia A Beatty, Vanessa R Barrs
Invasive fungal infections (IFI) due to species in Aspergillus section Fumigati (ASF), including the Aspergillus viridinutans species complex (AVSC), are increasingly reported in humans and cats. The risk of exposure to these medically important fungi in Australia is unknown. Air and soil was sampled from the domiciles of pet cats diagnosed with these IFI and from a nature reserve in Frankston, Victoria, where Aspergillus viridinutans sensu stricto was discovered in 1954. Of 104 ASF species isolated, 61% were A...
2017: PloS One
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