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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346653/emergence-of-acute-subacute-infant-juvenile-paracoccidioidomycosis-in-northeast-argentina-effect-of-climatic-and-anthropogenic-changes
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Gustavo Giusiano, Clarisa Aguirre, Claudia Vratnica, Florencia Rojas, Teresa Corallo, María Emilia Cattana, Mariana Fernández, Javier Mussin, María de Los Angeles Sosa
Argentina has two endemic areas of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). Bordering Paraguay and Brazil, Northeast Argentina (NEA) comprises the area with the highest incidence where the chronic adult clinical form has historically been reported. Juvenile form in children and adolescents is rare in this area since only one case was reported in the last 10 years. Despite this, between 2010 and 2012, several cases of acute/subacute clinical forms in children aged 10 to 16 (median 12) were detected. In the last decade, the NEA region has been exposed to ecological variations as consequences of certain climatic and anthropogenic changes, including El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon during 2009, and deforestation...
January 13, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346619/spurious-thrombocytopenia-in-automated-platelet-count
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Lixia Zhang, Jian Xu, Li Gao, Shiyang Pan
Spurious thrombocytopenia is a well-known phenomenon observed with the widespread use of hematology analyzers (HAs). In this study, 355 specimens with pseudo-thrombocytopenia (PTCP) were evaluated via epidemiology, identification, remedies, and platelet (PLT) count. Data showed that anticoagulants such as citrate and/or heparin-dependent PTCP (16.0%) became increasingly common, whereas ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-induced PTCP (49.1%) remained the most frequent. We note that that nearly half of the patients with PTCP had veritable decreased PLT counts, even after PLT levels had been corrected...
January 13, 2018: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346556/cohort-profile-the-epidemiology-of-chronic-diseases-and-multimorbidity-the-epichron-cohort-study
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A Prados-Torres, B Poblador-Plou, A Gimeno-Miguel, A Calderón-Larrañaga, A Poncel-Falcó, L A Gimeno-Feliú, F González-Rubio, C Laguna-Berna, J Marta-Moreno, M Clerencia-Sierra, M Aza-Pascual-Salcedo, A C Bandrés-Liso, C Coscollar-Santaliestra, V Pico-Soler, J M Abad-Díez
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January 16, 2018: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346414/reliability-of-plasma-polar-metabolite-concentrations-in-a-large-scale-cohort-study-using-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry
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Sei Harada, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Queenie Chan, Ayako Kurihara, Kota Fukai, Miho Iida, Suzuka Kato, Daisuke Sugiyama, Kazuyo Kuwabara, Ayano Takeuchi, Miki Akiyama, Tomonori Okamura, Timothy M D Ebbels, Paul Elliott, Masaru Tomita, Asako Sato, Chizuru Suzuki, Masahiro Sugimoto, Tomoyoshi Soga, Toru Takebayashi
BACKGROUND: Cohort studies with metabolomics data are becoming more widespread, however, large-scale studies involving 10,000s of participants are still limited, especially in Asian populations. Therefore, we started the Tsuruoka Metabolomics Cohort Study enrolling 11,002 community-dwelling adults in Japan, and using capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The CE-MS method is highly amenable to absolute quantification of polar metabolites, however, its reliability for large-scale measurement is unclear...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346413/genetic-diversity-and-potential-routes-of-transmission-of-mycobacterium-bovis-in-mozambique
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Adelina Machado, Teresa Rito, Solomon Ghebremichael, Nuelma Muhate, Gabriel Maxhuza, Custodia Macuamule, Ivania Moiane, Baltazar Macucule, Angelica Suzana Marranangumbe, Jorge Baptista, Joaquim Manguele, Tuija Koivula, Elizabeth Maria Streicher, Robin Mark Warren, Gunilla Kallenius, Paul van Helden, Margarida Correia-Neves
Bovine tuberculosis is a zoonotic disease with largely unknown impact in Africa, with risk factors such as HIV and direct contact with animals or consumption of Mycobacterium bovis infected animal products. In order to understand and quantify this risk and design intervention strategies, good epidemiological studies are needed. Such studies can include molecular typing of M. bovis isolates. The aim of this study was to apply these tools to provide novel information concerning the distribution of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in Mozambique and thereby provide relevant information to guide policy development and strategies to contain the disease in livestock, and reduce the risk associated with transmission to humans...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346387/inferring-the-risk-factors-behind-the-geographical-spread-and-transmission-of-zika-in-the-americas
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Lauren M Gardner, András Bóta, Karthik Gangavarapu, Moritz U G Kraemer, Nathan D Grubaugh
BACKGROUND: An unprecedented Zika virus epidemic occurred in the Americas during 2015-2016. The size of the epidemic in conjunction with newly recognized health risks associated with the virus attracted significant attention across the research community. Our study complements several recent studies which have mapped epidemiological elements of Zika, by introducing a newly proposed methodology to simultaneously estimate the contribution of various risk factors for geographic spread resulting in local transmission and to compute the risk of spread (or re-introductions) between each pair of regions...
January 18, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346250/incidence-etiology-and-clinicopathologic-features-of-endobronchial-benign-lesions-a-10-year-consecutive-retrospective-study
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Alessandro Marchioni, Eleonora Casalini, Alessandro Andreani, Gaia Cappiello, Ivana Castaniere, Riccardo Fantini, Maria Cecilia Mengoli, Roberto Tonelli, Enrico M Clini, Giulio Rossi
BACKGROUND: Airways can be affected by non-neoplastic lesions leading to critical stenosis of the lumen. Incidence, etiology, and clinical significance of endobronchial benign lesions are not systematically characterized.This study aimed to assess the epidemiology of nonmalignant processes involving the bronchial tree on clinical, pathologic, endoscopic, and radiologic grounds. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed bronchoscopy procedures over 10 years at the Bronchoscopy Unit of Modena University Hospital...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346216/obesity-and-pancreatic-cancer-overview-of-epidemiology-and-potential-prevention-by-weight-loss
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Mu Xu, Xiaoman Jung, O Joe Hines, Guido Eibl, Yijun Chen
Currently, there are no effective preventive strategies for pancreatic cancer. Obesity has been increasingly recognized as a strong but modifiable risk factor of pancreatic cancer. In this article, we aim to review the literature regarding weight loss on prevention of pancreatic cancer. Epidemiological and laboratory studies have shown that obesity is associated with increased incidence of pancreatic cancer and potentially worse cancer outcome. Whereas the underlying pathomechanisms remain unclear, chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and altered intestinal microbiota are all implicated in the carcinogenic effect of obesity...
February 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346138/obesity-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Edward Nehus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment of obesity-related kidney disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have confirmed that obesity is associated with increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). This risk extends to those who are metabolically healthy, indicating that obesity per se contributes to CKD independent of the metabolic syndrome. Recent developments in the pathophysiology of obesity-related kidney disease indicate that chronic inflammation and abnormal lipid metabolism contribute to kidney cell injury...
January 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346118/mycobacterium-avium-complex-pulmonary-disease-new-epidemiology-and-management-concepts
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Leah Lande, Jason George, Theodore Plush
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)-related pulmonary disease has been increasing because of environmental factors, changes in organism virulence, and evolving host susceptibility. Treatment is often complicated by adverse effects, development of drug resistance, and refractory disease, with recurrence rates as high as 25-45%. RECENT FINDINGS: Aerosolization of water, soil, or dusts are the likely sources of MAC-related pulmonary disease in susceptible individuals...
January 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346115/mitochondrial-dysfunction-a-key-player-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases-linked-to-air-pollution
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REVIEW
Sri Rahavi Boovarahan, Gino A Kurian
Air pollution has become an environmental burden with regard to non-communicable diseases, particularly heart disease. It has been reported that air pollution can accelerate the development of heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Air pollutants encompass various particulate matters (PMs), which change the blood composition and heart rate and eventually leads to cardiac failure by triggering atherosclerotic plaque ruptures or by developing irreversible ischemia. A series of major epidemiological and observational studies have established the noxious effect of air pollutants on cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but the underlying molecular mechanisms of its susceptibility and the pathological disease events remain largely elusive and are predicted to be initiated in the cell organelle...
January 18, 2018: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345684/msh6-and-pms2-germ-line-pathogenic-variants-implicated-in-lynch-syndrome-are-associated-with-breast-cancer
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Maegan E Roberts, Sarah A Jackson, Lisa R Susswein, Nur Zeinomar, Xinran Ma, Megan L Marshall, Amy R Stettner, Becky Milewski, Zhixiong Xu, Benjamin D Solomon, Mary Beth Terry, Kathleen S Hruska, Rachel T Klein, Wendy K Chung
PurposeAn association of Lynch syndrome (LS) with breast cancer has been long suspected; however, there have been insufficient data to address this question for each of the LS genes individually.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective review of personal and family history in 423 women with pathogenic or likely pathogenic germ-line variants in MLH1 (N = 65), MSH2 (N = 94), MSH6 (N = 140), or PMS2 (N = 124) identified via clinical multigene hereditary cancer testing. Standard incidence ratios (SIRs) of breast cancer were calculated by comparing breast cancer frequencies in our study population with those in the general population (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 18 data)...
January 18, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345480/psychometric-evaluation-of-depression-measures-with-northern-plains-indians
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Jacqueline S Gray, Julio Brionez, Thomas Petros, Kevin T Gonzaga
Numerous psychometric measurements are used to assess for mental health problems in Native American and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations; however, few studies have been carried out to assess their validity and reliability within these populations. This study was designed to assess the validity and reliability of numerous measures among the Northern Plains Indians. This article is a partial report, focused on the psychometric measures directed at detecting depression, namely the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) II, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale, the Tri-Ethnic Depression Scale (TEDS), the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R)...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345408/the-effect-of-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-on-gastric-cancer-prevention-in-healthy-asymptomatic-populations
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Suh Eun Bae, Kee Don Choi, Jaewon Choe, Seon Ok Kim, Hee Kyong Na, Ji Young Choi, Ji Yong Ahn, Kee Wook Jung, JeongHoon Lee, Do Hoon Kim, Hye-Sook Chang, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Hwoon-Yong Jung
BACKGROUND: Although many epidemiologic studies have evaluated the effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on gastric cancer, the effect is still uncertain in general populations. We evaluated whether H. pylori eradication would affect the incidence of gastric cancer in healthy asymptomatic populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study in 38 984 asymptomatic individuals, who underwent health screening examinations more than twice between 2005 and 2016...
January 18, 2018: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345234/current-approaches-to-epistaxis-treatment-in-primary-and-secondary-care
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Rafael Beck, Martin Sorge, Antonius Schneider, Andreas Dietz
BACKGROUND: The lifetime prevalence of epistaxis is approximately 60%, and 6-10% of the affected persons need medical care. In rare cases, severe bleeding calls for the rapid initiation of effective treatment. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles that were retrieved by a selective search PubMed, and on the authors' clinical experience. RESULTS: There are no German guidelines for the management of epistaxis. The available evidence consists mainly of retro spective analyses and expert opinions...
January 8, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345125/naturally-acquired-bovine-besnoitiosis-disease-frequency-risk-and-outcome-in-an-endemically-infected-beef-herd
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N S Gollnick, J C Scharr, S Schares, A Bärwald, G Schares, M C Langenmayer
The recent spread of bovine besnoitiosis warrants further epidemiological investigations to improve the knowledge on disease development. Thus, a 4-year longitudinal open cohort study was conducted in the first German cattle herd naturally infected with Besnoitia besnoiti. At seven herd-visits between 2008 and 2012, fourteen breeding bulls (>1.5 years) and 131 females (>1 year) were examined clinically and serologically. In females, clinical and serological prevalences, incidence and remission rates were determined...
January 17, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345008/current-knowledge-of-risk-factors-for-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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REVIEW
Tomoya Fukawa, Hiro-Omi Kanayama
The development of the human gonads is tightly regulated by the correct sequential expression of many genes and hormonal activity. Disturbance of this regulation does not only prevent proper development of the gonads, but it also contributes to the development of testicular germ cell tumors. Recent genetic studies, especially genome-wide association studies, have made great progress in understanding genetic susceptibility. Although there is strong evidence of inherited risks, many environmental factors also contribute to the development of testicular germ cell tumors...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344907/silent-corticotroph-adenomas
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REVIEW
Anat Ben-Shlomo, Odelia Cooper
PURPOSE: Silent corticotroph adenomas (SCAs) present clinically as non-functioning adenomas (NFAs) but are immunopositive for adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) without biochemical and clinical manifestation of hypercortisolism. Pathologic examination of resected NFAs that demonstrate positive ACTH and/or TPIT expression confirms its corticotroph lineage. SCAs comprise up to 20% of NFAs and exhibit a higher rate of recurrence. Studies of molecular mechanisms have generated multiple hypotheses on SCA tumorigenesis, pathophysiology, and growth that as yet remain to be proven...
January 17, 2018: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344880/the-role-of-zinc-in-urinary-stone-disease
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REVIEW
Armando Luis Negri
In recent years, the role of trace elements in lithogenesis has received steadily increasing attention. It is well documented that some trace elements can influence the morphology and speed of the crystallization process. Zinc has been found in significant amounts in calcium stones relative or organic stones (uric acid and cystine), probably substituting calcium in crystals because of their similarity in charge and size. High Zn levels are present in carbapatite of Randal's plaques suggesting that zinc could promote calcium phosphate deposition in the medullar interstitium...
January 17, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344838/association-between-human-brucellosis-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcome-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study
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Nesrin Ghanem-Zoubi, Silvia Pessah Eljay, Emilia Anis, Mical Paul
To investigate the association between the incidence of human brucellosis (HB) and adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), a population-based, cross-sectional aggregate data study was conducted in Israel between 2010 and 2014. HB-endemic localities were matched by ethnicity, population size and socioeconomic status to localities with a low incidence of HB. We compared APO rates in high-incidence vs low-incidence localities. The primary outcome was intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD). Secondary outcomes were premature birth (less than 37 weeks), early or threatened labour and poor fetal growth...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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