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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153097/clinical-testing-with-a-panel-of-25-genes-associated-with-increased-cancer-risk-results-in-a-significant-increase-in-clinically-significant-findings-across-a-broad-range-of-cancer-histories
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Eric T Rosenthal, Ryan Bernhisel, Krystal Brown, John Kidd, Susan Manley
Genetic testing for inherited cancer risk is now widely used to target individuals for screening and prevention. However, there is limited evidence available to evaluate the clinical utility of various testing strategies, such as single-syndrome, single-cancer, or pan-cancer gene panels. Here we report on the outcomes of testing with a 25-gene pan-cancer panel in a consecutive series of 252,223 individuals between September 2013 and July 2016. The majority of individuals (92.8%) met testing criteria for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) and/or Lynch syndrome (LS)...
December 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150101/lack-of-association-between-kidd-blood-group-system-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#2
Tiago Verri Capriolli, Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer, Ana Maria Sell
BACKGROUND: The Kidd blood group system has three antigens, Jk(a), Jk(b) and Jk3, found on red blood cells and on endothelial cells of the inner lining of blood vessels in the renal medulla. These are known as urea transporter B (UT-B). Researchers have found that individuals carrying the Jk(a-b-) or Jk-null (UT-B null) phenotypes have a lower urine-concentrating capability and risk of severe renal impairment. This study evaluated the distribution of the Kidd phenotypes in patients with chronic kidney disease and a possible association of Kidd antigens with the development of renal disease...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150097/kidd-system-antigens-and-kidney-disease
#3
Melca Maria Oliveira Barros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149345/predictive-indicators-to-identify-high-risk-paediatric-febrile-neutropenia-in-paediatric-oncology-patients-in-a-middle-income-country
#4
Lindy-Lee Green, Pierre Goussard, Anel van Zyl, Martin Kidd, Mariana Kruger
Purpose: To validate a clinical risk prediction score (Ammann score) to predict adverse events (AEs) in paediatric febrile neutropenia (FN). Patients and methods: Patients <16 years of age were enrolled. A risk prediction score (based on haemoglobin ≥ 9 g/dl, white cell count (WCC) < 0.3 G/l, platelet count <50 G/l and chemotherapy more intensive than acute lymphoblastic leukaemia maintenance therapy) was calculated and AEs were documented. Results: In total, 100 FN episodes occurred in 52 patients, male:female ratio was 1...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146592/correction-for-borch-pedersen-et-al-the-cooperative-and-interdependent-roles-of-gera-gerk-and-ynd-in-germination-of-bacillus-licheniformis-spores
#5
Kristina Borch-Pedersen, Toril Lindbäck, Elisabeth H Madslien, Shani W Kidd, Kristin O'Sullivan, Per Einar Granum, Marina Aspholm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145657/the-utility-of-blood-neuroendocrine-gene-transcript-measurement-in-the-diagnosis-of-bronchopulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumours-and-as-a-tool-to-evaluate-surgical-resection-and-disease-progression
#6
Pier Luigi Filosso, Mark Kidd, Matteo Roffinella, Anna Lewczuk, Kyung-Min Chung, Agnieszka Kolasinska-Cwikla, Jaroslaw Cwikla, Anna Lowczak, Anna Doboszynska, Anna Malczewska, Maria Catalano, Valentina Zunino, Monica Boita, Emanuela Arvat, Riccardo Cristofori, Francesco Guerrera, Alberto Oliaro, Margot Tesselaar, Wieneke Buikhuisen, Beata Kos-Kudla, Mauro Papotti, Lisa Bodei, Ignat Drozdov, Irvin Modlin
OBJECTIVES: The management of bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine tumours (BPNETs) is difficult, since imaging, histology and biomarkers have a limited value in diagnosis, predicting outcome and defining therapeutic efficacy. We evaluated a NET multigene blood test (NETest) to diagnose BPNETs, assess disease status and evaluate surgical resection. METHODS: (i) Diagnostic cohort: BP carcinoids (n = 118)-typical carcinoid, n = 67 and atypical carcinoid, n = 51; other lung NEN (large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and small-cell lung carcinoma, n = 13); adenocarcinoma, (n = 26); squamous cell carcinoma (n = 23); controls (n = 90) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (n = 18)...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145552/association-between-perceived-barriers-to-diabetes-self-management-and-diabetic-retinopathy-in-asian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#7
Ryan Eyn Kidd Man, Eva K Fenwick, Alfred Tau Liang Gan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Preeti Gupta, Amudha Aravindhan, Tien Yin Wong, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Ecosse L Lamoureux
Importance: A patient's perceived barriers to diabetes self-management (DSM) may affect his or her risk of diabetic retinopathy (DR); however, few studies have examined this association. Objective: To examine the association between perceived barriers to DSM and the severity spectrum of DR in Asian patients with type 2 diabetes. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional clinic-based study, the Singapore Diabetes Management Project, was conducted from December 28, 2010, to March 20, 2013, at the Singapore National Eye Centre, a tertiary eye care institute...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121588/infants-sensitivity-to-vowel-harmony-and-its-role-in-segmenting-speech
#8
Toben H Mintz, Rachel L Walker, Ashlee Welday, Celeste Kidd
A critical part of infants' ability to acquire any language involves segmenting continuous speech input into discrete word forms. Certain properties of words could provide infants with reliable cues to word boundaries. Here we investigate the potential utility of vowel harmony (VH), a phonological property whereby vowels within a word systematically exhibit similarity ("harmony") for some aspect of the way they are pronounced. We present evidence that infants with no experience of VH in their native language nevertheless actively use these patterns to generate hypotheses about where words begin and end in the speech stream...
November 6, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115871/attendance-at-fragile-x-specialty-clinics-facilitators-and-barriers
#9
Sharon A Kidd, Melissa Raspa, Renée Clark, Holly Usrey-Roos, Anne C Wheeler, Jessica A Liu, Amanda Wylie, Stephanie L Sherman
The objectives were to describe the demographic characteristics of children with Fragile X syndrome (FXS) and to determine predictors of attendance at Fragile X (FX) clinics. Findings from the Community Support Network (CSN) and Our Fragile X World (OFXW) samples showed that children who attended FX Clinics were mostly male, high-school aged or younger, and white, non-Hispanic. Using logistic regression models, awareness about FX Clinic services, guardian education, and income (CSN), and child age, family income, and total number of co-occurring conditions (OFXW) were predictors of clinic attendance...
November 2017: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114346/enhanced-skills-in-global-health-and-health-equity-guidelines-for-curriculum-development
#10
Russell Dawe, Andrea Pike, Monica Kidd, Praseedha Janakiram, Eileen Nicolle, Jill Allison
Introduction: Global health addresses health inequities in the care of underserved populations, both domestic and international. Given that health systems with a strong primary care foundation are the most equitable, effective and efficient, family medicine is uniquely positioned to engage in global health. However, there are no nationally recognized standards in Canada for postgraduate family medicine training in global health. Objective: To generate consensus on the essential components of a Global Health/Health Equity Enhanced Skills Program in family medicine...
April 2017: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108475/innovations-in-payer-community-partnerships-the-emblemhealth-neighborhood-care-program
#11
Simona C Kwon, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Karen Wauchope, Nadia S Islam, Judith Fifield, Patricia Kidd Arlotta, Hee Won Han, Eliza Ng
Comprehensive and innovative strategies are needed to address and manage chronic diseases and conditions and to reduce health disparities. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care (EHNC) sites provide community-based linkages across payers, health providers, and delivery systems and underserved communities using culturally sensitive methods tailored to meet the needs of the community. This article describes this novel initiative and early indicators of its feasibility. Three EHNC sites were established in New York City: Harlem, Cambria Heights, and Chinatown...
January 1, 2017: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106938/bioaccumulation-and-biomagnification-of-potentially-toxic-elements-in-the-octopus-octopus-hubbsorum-from-the-gulf-of-california
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Nefertiti Taydé Roldán-Wong, Karen A Kidd, Ana Judith Marmolejo-Rodríguez, Bertha Patricia Ceballos-Vázquez, Evgueni Shumilin, Marcial Arellano-Martínez
The concentrations of 21 potentially toxic elements (PTEs) were determined in the tissues of Octopus hubbsorum from three locations along the Gulf of California coast: two near Santa Rosalia (SR), a site with historical metal contamination, and one in La Paz Bay, a reference site. Concentrations of Cd, Co, Cr, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn in octopus from the two SR sites were higher than those from the reference site, reflecting the higher sediment concentrations at the mining-impacted locations. The highest bioaccumulation and biomagnification of elements was found in digestive gland and branchial hearts, while the lowest was observed in the mantle, where the mean concentration of PTEs did not exceed international standards for human consumption of octopus...
October 26, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106907/quantification-of-sulphur-amino-acids-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-in-aquatic-invertebrates
#13
Jennifer C Thera, Karen A Kidd, M Elaine Dodge-Lynch, Robert F Bertolo
We examined the performance of an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography method to quantify protein-bound sulphur amino acids in zooplankton. Both cysteic acid and methionine sulfone were linear from 5 to 250 pmol (r(2) = 0.99), with a method detection limit of 13 pmol and 9 pmol, respectively. Although there was no matrix effect on linearity, adjacent peaks and co-eluting noise from the invertebrate proteins increased the detection limits when compared to common standards. Overall, performance characteristics were reproducible and accurate, and provide a means for quantifying sulphur amino acids in aquatic invertebrates, an understudied group...
October 26, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098140/mpgn-and-mixed-cryoglobulinemia-in-a-patient-with-hepatitis-c-new-treatment-implications-and-renal-outcomes
#14
Shannon B Palombo, Eric C Wendel, Laura R Kidd, Farshid Yazdi, Mihran V Naljayan
. INTRODUCTION: The association of hepatitis C virus (HCV), cryoglobulinemia, and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is well known. Treatment of underlying HCV infection has greatly improved in recent years with the introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAA), which have demonstrated curative sustained viral response (SVR) rates for select viral genotypes with the added benefit of less drug side effects. However, a mainstay of newer DAAs is sofosbuvir, which is contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment...
2017: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096618/antibiotic-perturbation-of-mixed-strain-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#15
Anna S Tai, Laura J Sherrard, Timothy J Kidd, Kay A Ramsay, Cameron Buckley, Melanie Syrmis, Keith Grimwood, Scott C Bell, David M Whiley
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis (CF) remain poorly understood and treatment is usually targeted at Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Within Australia a predominant shared P. aeruginosa strain (AUST-02) is associated with greater treatment needs. This single centre study assessed temporal shared strain population dynamics during and after antibiotic treatment of exacerbations. METHODS: Sputum was collected from 12 adult patients with a history of chronic AUST-02 infection at four time-points during and after treatment of an exacerbation...
November 2, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092558/examination-of-a-hybrid-beamformer-that-preserves-auditory-spatial-cues
#16
Virginia Best, Elin Roverud, Christine R Mason, Gerald Kidd
A hearing-aid strategy that combines a beamforming microphone array in the high frequencies with natural binaural signals in the low frequencies was examined. This strategy attempts to balance the benefits of beamforming (improved signal-to-noise ratio) with the benefits of binaural listening (spatial awareness and location-based segregation). The crossover frequency was varied from 200 to 1200 Hz, and performance was compared to full-spectrum binaural and beamformer conditions. Speech intelligibility in the presence of noise or competing speech was measured in listeners with and without hearing loss...
October 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068498/use-of-prospective-and-retrospective-risk-assessment-methods-that-simplify-chemical-mixtures-associated-with-treated-domestic-wastewater-discharges
#17
Jerome Diamond, Rolf Altenburger, Anja Coors, Scott Dyer, Michael Focazio, Karen Kidd, Albert A Koelmans, Kenneth M Y Leung, Mark Servos, Jason Snape, Johannes Tolls, Xiaowei Zhang
A framework is presented that is intended to facilitate the evaluation of potential aquatic ecological risks resulting from discharges of down the drain chemicals. A scenario is presented using representatives of many of the types of chemicals that are treated domestically. Predicted treated effluent chemical concentrations (PECS) are based on reported loading rates and routine removal rates for three types of treatment: trickling filter (TF), activated sludge secondary treatment (AS), and AS plus advanced oxidation process (AOP)...
October 25, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066281/visualizing-melanosomes-lipofuscin-and-melanolipofuscin-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium-using-serial-block-face-scanning-electron-microscopy
#18
Andreas Pollreisz, Jeffrey D Messinger, Kenneth R Sloan, Tamara J Mittermueller, Alexandra S Weinhandl, Emily K Benson, Grahame J Kidd, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Christine A Curcio
To assess serial section block-face scanning electron microscopy (SBFSEM) for retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) ultrastructure, we determined the number and distribution within RPE cell bodies of melanosomes (M), lipofuscin (L), and melanolipofuscin (ML). Eyes of 4 Caucasian donors (16M, 32F, 76F, 84M) with unremarkable maculas were sectioned and imaged using an SEM fitted with an in-chamber automated ultramicrotome. Aligned image stacks were generated by alternately imaging an epoxy resin block face using backscattered electrons, then removing a 125 nm-thick layer...
October 21, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063537/best-paper-selection
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Chen J, Podchiyska T, Altman R. OrderRex: clinical order decision support and outcome predictions by data-mining electronic medical records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2016;23:339-48 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5009921/ Miotto R, Li L, Kidd BA, Dudley JT. Deep Patient: An Unsupervised Representation to Predict the Future of Patients from the Electronic Health Records. Sci Rep 2016;6:26094 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4869115/ Prasser F, Kohlmayer F, Kuhn KA. The Importance of Context: Risk-based De-identification of Biomedical Data...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062250/hyperbilirubinemia-due-to-minor-blood-group-anti-e-incompatibility-in-a-newborn-a-case-report
#20
Murat Özcan, Selin Sevinç, Vildan Boz Erkan, Yüksel Yurdugül, S Ümit Sarıcı
In addition to Rh and ABO incompatibilities subgroup incompatibilities may rarely play a role among the causes of hemolytic anemia and indirect hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. The most common minor blood group antigens that cause blood incompatibility between the mother and baby are C, c, E, e, Kell, Duffy, Diego, Kidd and MNSs antigens. In this article, a newborn in whom hyperbilirubinemia due to anti-E minor blood group incompatibility developed and was treated with phototherapy succesfully is presented and minor blood group incompatibilities due to anti-E are reviewed...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
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