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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812990/human-leukocyte-antigen-c-12-02-02-and-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-2dl5-are-distinctly-associated-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-the-taiwanese
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Chin-Man Wang, Sheng-Hung Wang, Yeong-Jian Jan Wu, Jing-Chi Lin, Jianming Wu, Ji-Yih Chen
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I ligands and Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) regulate the cytolytic activity of natural killer (NK) cells and certain T cells. We examined their genetic predisposition to disease susceptibility and clinical phenotypes in Taiwanese ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. KIR genotyping and Human Leucocyte Antigen C (HLA-C) sequencing were performed in 653 Taiwanese AS patients and 952 healthy controls. KIR genotype distributions and HLA-C allele frequencies were compared in patients and controls and among patients with and without HLA-B27 positivity, early age onset and spinal syndesmophytes...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812328/prognostic-significance-of-daxx-ncr-nuclear-cytoplasmic-ratio-in-gastric-cancer
#2
Jian-Feng Xu, Zhi-Guang Zhao, Le-le Ye, Weishan Zhuge, Zheng Han, Te-Ming Zhang, Si-Si Ye, Wen-Jing Chen, Shanli Zhu, Li Shi, Jun Zhang, Ai-Zhen Guo, Xiang-Yang Xue, Xian Shen
In addition to regulating apoptosis via its interaction with the death domain of Fas receptor, death domain associated protein 6 (Daxx) is also known to be involved in transcriptional regulation, suggesting that the function of Daxx depends on its subcellular localization. In this study, we aimed to explore Daxx subcellular localization in gastric cancer (GC) cells and correlate the findings with clinical data in GC patients. Seventy pairs of tissue samples (GC and adjacent normal tissue) were analyzed immunohistochemically for Daxx expression and localization (nuclear and cytoplasmic)...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812160/robotic-versus-open-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-based-on-factors-predictive-of-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula
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Niccolò Napoli, Emanuele F Kauffmann, Francesca Menonna, Francesca Costa, Sara Iacopi, Gabriella Amorese, Serena Giorgi, Angelo Baggiani, Ugo Boggi
BACKGROUND: Improvement in morbidity of pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) largely depends on the reduction in the incidence of clinically relevant (CR) postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). METHODS: After internal validation of the clinical risk score (CRS) of POPF, and identification of other predictive factors for POPF, robotic (RPD), and open (OPD) PDs were stratified into risk categories and matched by propensity scores. The primary endpoint of this study was incidence of CR-POPF...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812058/environmental-pollutants-and-neurodevelopment-review-of-benefits-from-closure-of-a-coal-burning-power-plant-in-tongliang-china
#4
Vrinda Kalia, Frederica Perera, Deliang Tang
Background. Understanding preventable causes of neurodevelopmental disorders is a public health priority. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from combustion of fossil fuel, lead, and mercury are among known neurodevelopmental toxicants. Method. For the first time, we comprehensively review the findings from a study by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health and Chinese partners that followed 2 groups of mother-child pairs, one from 2002 and another from 2005, in Tongliang County, China. Pregnant mothers in the 2 cohorts experienced different exposure to PAH because a local coal-burning power plant was shut down in 2004...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812029/expanded-normal-weight-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-in-us-adults-of-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Keilah E Martinez, Larry A Tucker, Bruce W Bailey, James D LeCheminant
This study aims to expand the evaluation of normal weight obesity (NWO) and its association with insulin resistance using an NHANES (1999-2006) sample of US adults. A cross-sectional study including 5983 men and women (50.8%) was conducted. Body fat percentage (BF%) was assessed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Expanded normal weight obesity (eNWO) categories, pairings of BMI and body fat percentage classifications, were created using standard cut-points for BMI and sex-specific median for BF%. Homeostatic model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) levels were used to index insulin resistance...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811902/a-case-control-study-of-the-association-between-psychosocial-factors-and-the-occurrence-of-laryngeal-cancer
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Chao Wang, Guoliang Fan, Rui Xu, Jingting Wang, Lina Wang, Lu Zhang, Qiuying Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between social psychological factors and the occurrence of laryngeal cancer. A 1:1 matched case-control study was conducted. The participants completed questionnaires that included general information, such as the Life Event Scale, the Social Support Rating Scale, and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ). Scores were compared between the groups using paired t-tests and Wilcoxon's signed-rank tests. No significant difference in the psychoticism scale of the EPQ was observed between the two groups (P>0...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811297/patterns-of-nsaids-use-and-their-association-with-other-analgesic-use-in-ckd
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Min Zhan, Wendy L St Peter, Rebecca M Doerfler, Corinne M Woods, Jacob B Blumenthal, Clarissa J Diamantidis, Chi-Yuan Hsu, James P Lash, Eva Lustigova, Erin B Mahone, Akinlolu O Ojo, Anne Slaven, Louise Strauss, Jonathan J Taliercio, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Dawei Xie, Jeffery C Fink
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Avoiding nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is important for safe CKD care. This study examined nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use patterns and their association with other analgesic use in CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study is an observational cohort study that enrolled 3939 adults ages 21-74 years old with CKD between 2003 and 2008 using age-based eGFR inclusion criteria...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811179/lateral-frontal-pole-and-relational-processing-activation-patterns-and-connectivity-profile
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Bart Hartogsveld, Bob Bramson, Suhas Vijayakumar, A Dilene van Campen, José P Marques, Karin Roelofs, Ivan Toni, Harold Bekkering, Rogier B Mars
The functional contribution of the lateral prefrontal cortex to behavior has been discussed with reference to several higher-order cognitive domains. In a separate line of research, recent studies have focused on the anatomical organization of this part of the brain. However, these different approaches are rarely combined. Here, we combine previous work using anatomical connectivity that identified a lateral subdivision of the human frontal pole and work that suggested a general role for rostrolateral prefrontal cortex in processing higher-order relations, irrespective of the type of information...
August 12, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811173/prenatal-exposure-to-pyrethroid-pesticides-and-childhood-behavior-and-executive-functioning
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Melissa A Furlong, Dana Boyd Barr, Mary S Wolff, Stephanie M Engel
Several previous studies of pyrethroid biomarkers and behavior have reported associations between concurrent pyrethroid levels and adverse behavioral problems in children. One geospatial study reported associations between prenatal exposure to pyrethroids and autism. However, the association between prenatal pyrethroid biomarkers and childhood behavior is unknown. The Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center is a prospective birth cohort with urinary pyrethroid biomarkers during pregnancy and behavioral measurements at 4, 6, and 7-9 years of age...
August 12, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811155/assessing-changes-in-quality-of-life-and-independent-living-and-working-levels-among-agrability-farmers-and-ranchers-with-disabilities
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Robert J Fetsch, Danielle M Jackman, Christina L Collins
BACKGROUND: While emerging research has focused on quality of life (QOL) levels among farmers and ranchers with disabilities, much work is still needed on this largely understudied population. The AgrAbility Project, a USDA initiative, offers pragmatic solutions to increase farmers and ranchers with disabilities' QOL and ability to work and live independently (ILW). OBJECTIVES: To assess pretest-posttest changes in farmers and ranchers with disabilities' ILW and QOL levels after participating in AgrAbility, to identify demographic predictors of ILW and QOL (e...
August 8, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810669/hiv-status-disclosure-facility-based-delivery-and-postpartum-retention-of-mothers-in-a-prevention-clinical-trial-in-rural-nigeria
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Kidane A Sarko, Meridith Blevins, Aimalohi A Ahonkhai, Carolyn M Audet, Troy D Moon, Usman I Gebi, Ahmed M Gana, C William Wester, Sten H Vermund, Muktar H Aliyu
Background: Within the context of a cluster randomized prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) trial, we evaluated the impact of disclosure on selected PMTCT continuum of care measures. Methods: In 12 rural matched-pair clinics randomly assigned to an intervention package versus standard-of-care, we enrolled 372 HIV-infected pregnant women from April 2013 to March 2014. This secondary analysis included 327 (87.9%) women with unknown HIV status or who were treatment naïve at presentation to antenatal care...
July 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810646/sex-comb-on-midleg-like-2-is-a-novel-specific-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Jiao-Jiao Yang, Hua Huang, Ming-Bing Xiao, Feng Jiang, Wen-Kai Ni, Yi-Fei Ji, Cui-Hua Lu, Run-Zhou Ni
Sex comb on midleg like-2 (SCML2) is a polycomb-group protein that encodes transcriptional repressors essential for appropriate development in the fly and in mammals. On the basis of previous findings, the present study aimed to explore the possibility of developing SCML2 into a new diagnostic marker for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). A total of 64 paired GEP-NET tissues and adjacent non-tumorous tissues were obtained from patients who had undergone surgical resection between January 2009 and January 2014, and the expression of SCML2 and two neuroendocrine markers, namely synaptophysin (Syn) and chromogranin A (CgA), in the tissues was assessed by immunohistochemistry...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810579/microrna-375-targets-pax6-and-inhibits-the-viability-migration-and-invasion-of-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
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Qiongyan Zou, Wenjun Yi, Jianghai Huang, Fenfen Fu, Gannong Chen, Dewu Zhong
MicroRNAs (miRs) are a type of small non-coding RNA that serve crucial roles in the development and progression of breast cancer. However, the exact role and underlying molecular mechanism of miR-375 in mediating the growth and metastasis of breast cancer remains unknown. In the present study, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis were conducted to examine RNA and protein expression. A luciferase reporter assay was performed to determine the association between miR-375 and paired box 6 (PAX6)...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810559/identification-of-key-genes-and-pathways-associated-with-obesity-in-children
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Ling Li, Guangyu Wang, Ning Li, Haiyan Yu, Jianping Si, Jiwen Wang
The present study aimed to identify potential key genes and pathways in obese children in order to explore possible molecular mechanisms associated with child obesity. The array dataset GSE29718 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Subcutaneous adipose tissue samples derived from 7 obese children and 8 lean children were selected for the analysis. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in samples from obese children compared with those from lean children were analyzed by the limma package...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809936/benefits-and-safety-of-gabapentinoids-in-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Harsha Shanthanna, Ian Gilron, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Rizq AlAmri, Sriganesh Kamath, Lehana Thabane, Philip J Devereaux, Mohit Bhandari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is very common, with a lifetime prevalence between 51% and 80%. In majority, it is nonspecific in nature and multifactorial in etiology. Pregabalin (PG) and Gabapentin (GB) are gabapentinoids that have demonstrated benefit in neuropathic pain conditions. Despite no clear rationale, they are increasingly used for nonspecific CLBP. They necessitate prolonged use and are associated with adverse effects and increased cost. Recent guidelines from the National Health Service (NHS), England, expressed concerns on their off-label use, in addition to the risk of misuse...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809815/determination-of-amineptine-and-amprolium-hydrochlorides-through-ion-associates-with-cobalt-ii-thiocyanate
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Abou Attia Fekria M
Two new methods for the determination of amineptine (AMN) and amprolium (AMP) have been developed. The methods consist of extractin the ion - pairs between the drug and the inorganic complex [Co (SCN)₄](-2). The optimal experimental conditions of both methods including pH, concentration of Co (II) and tlxocyanate ions, and the organic solvents were studied. The optimum pH was found to be 3.9, nitrobenzene proved to be the most suitable solvent, giving quantitative extraction for the two drugs. The two drugs can be determined in the organic phase spectrophotometrically at 625 nm showing Sandell sensitivities of 0...
August 15, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808988/transoral-resection-of-human-papillomavirus-hpv-positive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-outcomes-with-and-without-adjuvant-therapy
#17
Ryan S Jackson, Parul Sinha, Joseph Zenga, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jasmina Suko, Eliot Martin, Eric J Moore, Bruce H Haughey
BACKGROUND: With the rise of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), appropriate treatment strategies continue to be tailored toward minimizing treatment while preserving oncologic outcomes. This study aimed to compare the outcomes for those undergoing transoral resection with or without adjuvant therapy for HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS: A case-match cohort analysis was performed at two institutions on patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808816/a-genome-wide-association-study-of-cognitive-function-in-chinese-adult-twins
#18
Chunsheng Xu, Dongfeng Zhang, Yili Wu, Xiaocao Tian, Zengchang Pang, Shuxia Li, Qihua Tan
Multiple loci or genes have been identified using genome-wide association studies mainly in western countries but with inconsistent results. No similar studies have been conducted in the world's largest and rapidly aging Chinese population. The paper aimed to identify the specific genetic variants associated with cognitive function in middle and old-aged Chinese dizygotic twins (DZ). Cognitive function was measured on 139 pairs of DZ by Montreal Cognitive Assessment. The subjects were genotyped at 1048575 SNP positions...
August 14, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808664/expression-of-telomere-repeat-binding-factor-1-and-trf2-in-prostate-cancer-and-correlation-with-clinical-parameters
#19
Wei Chen, Yong Wang, Fei Li, Wei Lin, Yong Liang, Zhiwei Ma
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the expression of telomere repeat binding factor 1 (TRF1) and TRF2 in prostate cancer and their relationships with clinicopathological features. METHODS: In total 50 prostate cancer tissues and paired benign prostate hyperplasia tissues were analyzed. The telomere-binding proteins TRF1 and TRF2 were measured using immunohistochemical method. Correlation analyses were used to evaluate the association between immunohistochemical score and clinical parameters...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808656/hoxb9-expression-correlates-with-histological-grade-and-prognosis-in-lscc
#20
Chuanhui Sun, Changsong Han, Peng Wang, Yinji Jin, Yanan Sun, Lingmei Qu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the HOX gene expression profile in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and assess whether some genes are associated with the clinicopathological features and prognosis in LSCC patients. The HOX gene levels were tested by microarray and validated by qRT-PCR in paired cancerous and adjacent noncancerous LSCC tissue samples. The microarray testing data of 39 HOX genes revealed 15 HOX genes that were at least 2-fold upregulated and 2 that were downregulated. After qRT-PCR evaluation, the three most upregulated genes (HOXB9, HOXB13, and HOXD13) were selected for tissue microarray (TMA) analysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
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