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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315714/cadmium-induced-malignant-transformation-of-rat-liver-cells-potential-key-role-and-regulatory-mechanism-of-altered-apolipoprotein-e-expression-in-enhanced-invasiveness
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Masayo Suzuki, Shuso Takeda, Noriko Teraoka-Nishitani, Akane Yamagata, Takahiro Tanaka, Marika Sasaki, Natsuki Yasuda, Makiko Oda, Tatsuji Okano, Kazuhiro Yamahira, Yuta Nakamura, Takanobu Kobayashi, Katsuhito Kino, Hiroshi Miyazawa, Michael P Waalkes, Masufumi Takiguchi
Cadmium is a transition metal that is classified as human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) with multiple target sites. Many studies using various model systems provide evidence of cadmium-induced malignancy formation in vivo or malignant cell transformation in vitro. Nonetheless, further studies are needed to completely understand the mechanisms of cadmium carcinogenicity. Our prior studies have utilized a rat liver epithelial cell line (TRL 1215) as a model for cadmium-induced malignant transformation...
March 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302751/impact-of-the-clinical-frailty-scale-on-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tetsuro Shimura, Masanori Yamamoto, Seiji Kano, Ai Kagase, Atsuko Kodama, Yutaka Koyama, Etsuo Tsuchikane, Takahiko Suzuki, Toshiaki Otsuka, Shun Kohsaka, Norio Tada, Futoshi Yamanaka, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Shinichi Shirai, Yusuke Watanabe, Kentaro Hayashida
Background -The semi-quantitative clinical frailty scale (CFS) is a simple tool to assess patient`s frailty and has been shown to correlate with mortality in elderly patients even when evaluated by non-geriatricians. The aim of the current study was to determine the prognostic value of CFS in patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Methods -We utilized the Optimized CathEter vAlvular iNtervention (OCEAN) Japanese multicenter registry to review data of 1215 patients who underwent TAVR...
March 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274651/translucent-zirconia-in-the-ceramic-scenario-for-monolithic-restorations-a-flexural-strength-and-translucency-comparison-test
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Michele Carrabba, Andrew J Keeling, Aziz Aziz, Alessandro Vichi, Riccardo Fabian Fonzar, David Wood, Marco Ferrari
OBJECTIVE: To compare three different compositions of Yttria-Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal (Y-TZP) ceramic and a lithium disilicate ceramic in terms of flexural strength and translucency. METHODS: Three zirconia materials of different composition and translucency, Aadva ST [ST], Aadva EI [EI] and Aadva NT [NT](GC Tech, Leuven, Belgium) were cut with a slow speed diamond saw into beams and tabs in order to obtain, after sintering, dimensions of 1.2×4.0×15.0mm and 15...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270777/what-do-you-think-you-are-measuring-a-mixed-methods-procedure-for-assessing-the-content-validity-of-test-items-and-theory-based-scaling
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Ingrid Koller, Michael R Levenson, Judith Glück
The valid measurement of latent constructs is crucial for psychological research. Here, we present a mixed-methods procedure for improving the precision of construct definitions, determining the content validity of items, evaluating the representativeness of items for the target construct, generating test items, and analyzing items on a theoretical basis. To illustrate the mixed-methods content-scaling-structure (CSS) procedure, we analyze the Adult Self-Transcendence Inventory, a self-report measure of wisdom (ASTI, Levenson et al...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270494/blockade-of-deubiquitylating-enzyme-usp1-inhibits-dna-repair-and-triggers-apoptosis-in-multiple-myeloma-cells
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Deepika Sharma Das, Abhishek Das, Arghya Ray, Yan Song, Mehmet K Samur, Nikhil C Munshi, Dharminder Chauhan, Kenneth C Anderson
PURPOSE: The ubiquitin proteasome pathway is a validated therapeutic target in multiple myeloma (MM). Deubiquitylating enzyme USP1 participates in DNA damage response and cellular differentiation pathways. To date, the role of USP1 in MM biology is not defined. In the present study, we investigated the functional significance of USP1 in MM using genetic and biochemical approaches. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To investigate the role of USP1 in myeloma, we utilized USP1 inhibitor SJB3-019A (SJB) for studies in myeloma cell lines and patient MM cells...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267067/hdac6-inhibition-effectively-reverses-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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Karen Krukowski, Jiacheng Ma, Olga Golonzhka, Geoffroy O Laumet, Tanuja Gutti, John H van Duzer, Ralph Mazitschek, Matthew B Jarpe, Cobi J Heijnen, Annemieke Kavelaars
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common doselimiting side-effects of cancer treatment. Currently, there is no FDA-approved treatment available. Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) is a microtubule-associated deacetylase whose function includes regulation of á-tubulin-dependent intracellular mitochondrial transport. Here we examined the effect of HDAC6 inhibition on established cisplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy. We used a novel HDAC6 inhibitor ACY-1083, which shows 260-fold selectivity towards HDAC6 versus other HDACs...
March 4, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242579/comparison-of-two-frailty-indices-in-the-physicians-health-study
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Ariela R Orkaby, Tammy T Hshieh, John M Gaziano, Luc Djousse, Jane A Driver
BACKGROUND: As the population ages it is important to identify frailty, a powerful predictor of morbidity and mortality, and often an important unmeasured confounder. We sought to develop a frailty index in the Physician's Health Study (PHS) and estimate the association with mortality. METHODS: Prospective cohort study. Annual questionnaire assessed mood, function and health status. Two frailty scores were compared - cumulative deficit frailty index (PHS FI) and modified Study of Osteoporotic Fracture (mSOF) frailty score...
February 20, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226276/different-associations-of-albuminuria-with-total-and-cardiovascular-mortality-by-concentrations-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-the-elderly
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Hyun-Woo Kim, Jung-Hyun Kim, Dong-Won Lee, Sang-Hyun Cho, Ji-Hoon Jung, Ki-Su Kim, Duk-Hee Lee
Epidemiologic studies have indicated that albuminuria is associated with mortality from all causes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), with substantial heterogeneity. We evaluated if the associations of urine albumin creatinine ratio (ACR) with all-cause and CVD mortality differed depending on serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), strong lipophilic chemical mixtures with very long half-lives, which are recently linked to many degenerative diseases. Study subjects were participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004 who were 60 years or older at baseline (n=1215 and 1067 for organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and other POPs, respectively)...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186926/impact-of-screen-time-on-mental-health-problems-progression-in-youth-a-1-year-follow-up-study
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Xiaoyan Wu, Shuman Tao, Shichen Zhang, Yukun Zhang, Kaihua Chen, Yajuan Yang, Jiahu Hao, Fangbiao Tao
OBJECTIVES: We examined the relationships between screen time (ST) and mental health problems and also increment of ST and progression of mental health problems in a college-based sample of Chinese youth. METHODS: We assessed 2521 Chinese college freshmen from October 2013 to December 2014. At baseline, the mean age of participants was 18.43 years (SD 0.96 years), and 1215 (48.2%) participants reported ST >2 h/day. We estimated multivariable-adjusted ORs by using logistic regression models for the risk of developing mental health problems (anxiety, depression and psychopathological symptoms) and/or progression of these problems, according to baseline ST exposure and changes in exposure at follow-up...
November 9, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169853/interleukin-4-590c-t-rs2243250-polymorphism-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-atopic-dermatitis-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
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Jingyao Liang, Yumei Liu, Rujun Xue, Lijie Chen, Huiheng Chen, Lei Shao, Jianqin Wang, Xibao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Interleukin 4 (IL-4) -590C/T polymorphism has been reported to influence atopic dermatitis (AD) susceptibility, but the results are controversial. OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis was performed to study the association between IL-4 -590C/T polymorphism and AD susceptibility. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were searched. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were performed to estimate the strength of the association...
March 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153211/excessive-daytime-sleepiness-and-its-pattern-among-indian-college-students
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Gurjeet Kaur, Amarjeet Singh
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDTS) in Indian college students. This was a cross-sectional study that was conducted among 1215 undergraduate students, using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and a sociodemographic survey. A high proportion (45%) of EDTS was observed, and the problem was significantly greater in participants from professional courses. A probability of association of EDTS with coffee/tea consumption, alcohol consumption and smoking was also observed in the study...
January 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134282/does-von-willebrand-factor-improve-the-predictive-ability-of-current-risk-stratification-scores-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Amaya García-Fernández, Vanessa Roldán, José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Diana Hernández-Romero, Mariano Valdés, Vicente Vicente, Gregory Y H Lip, Francisco Marín
Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a biomarker of endothelial dysfunction. We investigated its role on prognosis in anticoagulated atrial fibrillation (AF) patients and determined whether its addition to clinical risk stratification schemes improved event-risk prediction. Consecutive outpatients with non-valvular AF were recruited and rates of thrombotic/cardiovascular events, major bleeding and mortality were recorded. The effect of vWF on prognosis was calculated using a Cox regression model. Improvements in predictive accuracy over current scores were determined by calculating the integrated discrimination improvement (IDI), net reclassification improvement (NRI), comparison of receiver-operator characteristic (ROC) curves and Decision Curve Analysis (DCA)...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129912/isolated-sphenoid-sinus-opacification-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Anna Knisely, Timothy Holmes, Henry Barham, Ray Sacks, Richard Harvey
OBJECTIVE: Unilateral sphenoid sinus opacification (SSO) on imaging is a common incidental radiologic finding. Inflammatory sinus disease is rarely isolated to one sinus cavity therefore SSO raises the potential for neoplastic etiology. The clinical significance of SSO was evaluated and compared to maxillary sinus opacification (MSO). METHODS: A systematic review of unilateral sinus opacification was performed via Medline (1966-January 12th, 2015) and Embase (1980-January 12th, 2015), limited to English literature and human subjects...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106053/risk-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-among-dabigatran-users-a-self-controlled-case-series-analysis
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Wenze Tang, Hsien-Yen Chang, Meijia Zhou, Sonal Singh
This article aims to evaluate the real world risk of gastrointestinal bleeding among users naïve to dabigatran. We adopted a self-controlled case series design. We sampled 1215 eligible adult participants who were continuous insured users between July 1, 2010 and March 31, 2012 with use of dabigatran and at least one gastrointestinal bleeding episode. We used a conditional Poisson regression to estimate incidence rate ratios. The population consisted of 64.69% of male and 60.25% patients equal to or greater than age 65 at start of observation...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099689/effectiveness-and-safety-of-procalcitonin-evaluation-for-reducing-mortality-in-adults-with-sepsis-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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REVIEW
Brenda Ng Andriolo, Regis B Andriolo, Reinaldo Salomão, Álvaro N Atallah
BACKGROUND: Serum procalcitonin (PCT) evaluation has been proposed for early diagnosis and accurate staging and to guide decisions regarding patients with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock, with possible reduction in mortality. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of serum PCT evaluation for reducing mortality and duration of antimicrobial therapy in adults with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2015, Issue 7); MEDLINE (1950 to July 2015); Embase (Ovid SP, 1980 to July 2015); Latin American Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS via BIREME, 1982 to July 2015); and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL; EBSCO host, 1982 to July 2015), and trial registers (ISRCTN registry, ClinicalTrials...
January 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069344/the-accuracy-of-burn-diagnosis-codes-in-health-administrative-data-a-validation-study
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Stephanie A Mason, Avery B Nathens, James P Byrne, Rob Fowler, Alejandro Gonzalez, Paul J Karanicolas, Rahim Moineddin, Marc G Jeschke
BACKGROUND: Health administrative databases may provide rich sources of data for the study of outcomes following burn. We aimed to determine the accuracy of International Classification of Diseases diagnoses codes for burn in a population-based administrative database. METHODS: Data from a regional burn center's clinical registry of patients admitted between 2006-2013 were linked to administrative databases. Burn total body surface area (TBSA), depth, mechanism, and inhalation injury were compared between the registry and administrative records...
March 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067383/the-functional-consequences-and-prognostic-value-of-dosage-sensitivity-in-ovarian-cancer
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Zichuang Yan, Yongjing Liu, Yunzhen Wei, Ning Zhao, Qiang Zhang, Cheng Wu, Zhiqiang Chang, Yan Xu
Copy number alteration (CNA) represents an important class of genetic variations that may contribute to tumorigenesis, tumor growth and metastatic spread. CNA can directly affect the expression of genes within the CNA regions; however, genes within the CNA regions exhibit heterogeneity in gene dosage sensitivity. In this study, a computational framework was built to identify 1170 dosage-sensitive genes (DSGs) and 1215 dosage-resistant genes (DRGs) that were related to ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma (OV) through the association between CNA and gene expression...
January 9, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045448/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-acetyl-coa-c-acetyltransferase-and-mevalonate-kinase-genes-involved-in-terpene-trilactone-biosynthesis-from-ginkgo-biloba
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Qiangwen Chen, Jiaping Yan, Xiangxiang Meng, Feng Xu, Weiwei Zhang, Yongling Liao, Jinwang Qu
Ginkgolides and bilobalide, collectively termed terpene trilactones (TTLs), are terpenoids that form the main active substance of Ginkgo biloba. Terpenoids in the mevalonate (MVA) biosynthetic pathway include acetyl-CoA C-acetyltransferase (AACT) and mevalonate kinase (MVK) as core enzymes. In this study, two full-length (cDNAs) encoding AACT (GbAACT, GenBank Accession No. KX904942) and MVK (GbMVK, GenBank Accession No. KX904944) were cloned from G. biloba. The deduced GbAACT and GbMVK proteins contain 404 and 396 amino acids with the corresponding open-reading frame (ORF) sizes of 1215 bp and 1194 bp, respectively...
January 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039597/vinorelbine-induced-perforation-of-a-metastatic-gastric-lesion
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REVIEW
W J Mullally, C B O'Súilleabháin, C Brady, S O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: Breast carcinoma metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract is rare and more frequently associated with lobular than ductal carcinoma (Borst and Ingold, Surg 114(4):637-641 [1]). The purpose of this article is to present a case based review of a unique gastrointestinal metastasis and literature review. METHODS: A 46 year old lady with metastatic invasive ductal breast cancer was admitted to A&E with sudden onset of epigastric and left shoulder pain. She completed the first cycle of capecitabine/vinorelbine 1 week previously...
December 30, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038719/testosterone-as-a-marker-of-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-middle-aged-males
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Kunal Gururani, John Jose, Paul V George
Historically, higher levels of serum testosterone were presumed deleterious to the cardiovascular system. In the last two decades, studies have suggested that low testosterone levels are associated with increased prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including dyslipidemia and diabetes. This is a cross sectional study. The aim of our study was to determine the relationship between serum testosterone levels and angiographic severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Serum testosterone levels were also correlated with flow mediated dilation of brachial artery (BAFMD) - an indicator of endothelial function...
December 2016: Indian Heart Journal
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