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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986405/renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-therapy-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Tomoki Ochiai, Shigeru Saito, Futoshi Yamanaka, Koki Shishido, Yutaka Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Yamabe, Shinichi Shirai, Norio Tada, Motoharu Araki, Toru Naganuma, Yusuke Watanabe, Masanori Yamamoto, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVE: The persistence of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy is associated with poor clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis. However, the optimal medical therapy after TAVI remains unknown. We investigated the effect of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade therapy on LV hypertrophy and mortality in patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: Between October 2013 and April 2016, 1215 patients undergoing TAVI were prospectively enrolled in the Optimized CathEter vAlvular iNtervention (OCEAN)-TAVI registry...
October 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965023/-7-be-210-pb-and-40-k-depositions-over-11-years-in-m%C3%A3-laga
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C Dueñas, E Gordo, E Liger, M Cabello, S Cañete, M Pérez, P de la Torre-Luque
The monthly bulk depositional fluxes of three natural radionuclides ((7)Be, (210)Pb and (40)K) were measured at a Mediterranean coastal station (Málaga) over an 11-year period from 2005 to 2015. The mean annual depositional fluxes of (7)Be, (210)Pb and (40)K were 1215, 144 and 67 Bq m(-2) year(-1) respectively, showing a clear seasonal trend with minimum values recorded during summer and maximum values in winter. The rainfall regime with dry summers allows estimating the dry deposition. Assuming constant dry deposition through each year, (7)Be, (210)Pb and (40)K would account for 12...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911357/pulmonary-tuberculosis-diagnostic-practices-among-people-living-with-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-lesotho
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D E O'Connor, K Frederix, S Saito, L B Maama, Y Hirsch-Moverman, B Pitt, E Hayes-Larson, L Lebelo, M Shale, A A Howard
SETTING: Twelve health facilities in Berea District, Lesotho, that participated in the Start TB Patients on ART and Retain on Treatment (START) Study, a mixed-methods cluster-randomized trial evaluating a combination intervention package to improve early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and anti-tuberculosis treatment success among patients with tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). OBJECTIVE: To assess TB and HIV diagnostic practices among TB-HIV patients...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892575/effects-of-treating-helminths-during-pregnancy-and-early-childhood-on-risk-of-allergy-related-outcomes-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Benigna Namara, Stephen Nash, Swaib A Lule, Hellen Akurut, Harriet Mpairwe, Florence Akello, Josephine Tumusiime, Moses Kizza, Joyce Kabagenyi, Gyaviira Nkurunungi, Lawrence Muhangi, Emily L Webb, Moses Muwanga, Alison M Elliott
BACKGROUND: Helminth infections, common in low income countries, may protect against allergy-related disease. Early exposure may be key. In the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study, treating helminths during pregnancy resulted in increased eczema rates in early childhood. We followed the cohort to determine whether this translated to increased asthma rates at school-age. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, conducted in Entebbe, Uganda, had three interventions...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891439/the-regulation-of-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-skeletal-muscle-a-look-at-signalling-molecules-involved-in-myogenesis
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Bethany Hodgson, Reza Mafi, Pouya Mafi, Wasim Khan
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are an attractive option for the development of treatment for musculoskeletal pathologies due to their wide availability, clinical safety and multiple techniques available. Understanding the control of MSC differentiation into skeletal muscle is vital for developing protocols and therapeutic applications that are safe and effective. This paper therefore aims to review the current understanding of factors that regulate the differentiation of MSCs into skeletal muscle. Medline, Embase, Pubmed and Web of Science were searched December 2015 using the terms 'differentia*, skeletal*, skeleton*, myocyt*, myogen* and mesenchym* stem-cell*...
September 6, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878764/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-anti-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-innate-immune-response-of-the-cherry-valley-duck-ciita-gene
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Rong Li, Mengjiao Guo, Jing Lin, Tongjie Chai, Liangmeng Wei
Class II major histocompatibility complex (MHC-II) transactivator (CIITA) is a member of the pattern recognition receptor in cytoplasm, which is involved in host innate immune responses. In this study, the full-length cDNA of Cherry Valley duck CIITA (duCIITA) was cloned from the spleen of healthy Cherry Valley ducks for the first time. The CDs of duCIITA have 3648 bp and encode 1215 amino acids. The homology analysis of CIITAs amino acid sequence showed that the duCIITA has the highest identity with the Anas platyrhynchos (94...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819043/increased-acetylation-of-microtubules-rescues-human-tau-induced-microtubule-defects-and-neuromuscular-junction-abnormalities-in-drosophila
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Chuan-Xi Mao, Xue Wen, Shan Jin, Yong Q Zhang
Tau normally associates with and stabilizes microtubules (MTs), but is hyperphosphorylated and aggregated into neurofibrillary tangles in Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases, which are collectively known as tauopathies. MTs are regulated by different forms of post-translational modification including acetylation; acetylated MTs represent a more stable microtubule population. In our previous study, we show that inhibition of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6), which deacetylates tubulin at lysine 40, rescues defects in MTs and in neuromuscular junction growth caused by tau overexpression...
August 17, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750120/association-between-genomic-metrics-and-immune-infiltration-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Thomas Karn, Tingting Jiang, Christos Hatzis, Nicole Sänger, Ahmed El-Balat, Achim Rody, Uwe Holtrich, Sven Becker, Giampaolo Bianchini, Lajos Pusztai
Importance: Why some triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) have high and others have low immune cell infiltration is unknown. Understanding how immune surveillance shapes the cancer genome could help in the selection of patients and the development of more effective immunotherapy strategies. Objective: To examine the association between genomic metrics and the extent of immune infiltration in TNBCs. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study, performed from June 1, 2015, through January 31, 2017, used DNA and RNA sequencing data and messenger RNA expression results from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) breast cancer data set (n = 1215) to calculate previously described immune metagene expression values and histologic lymphocyte counts to quantify immune infiltration and assign prognostic categories to TNBCs...
July 27, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747357/an-inhibitor-of-histone-deacetylase-6-activity-acy-1215-reduces-camp-and-cyst-growth-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Murali K Yanda, Qiangni Liu, Liudmila Cebotaru
Adult-onset autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is caused by mutations in either the PKD1 or PKD2 gene, leading to malfunction of their gene products, polycystin 1 or 2. Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) expression and activity are increased in PKD1 mutant renal epithelial cells. Here we studied the effect of ACY-1215, a specific HDAC6 inhibitor, on cyst growth in ADPKD. Treatment with ACY-1215 slowed cyst growth in a mouse model of ADPKD that forms massive cysts within 3 wk after knockout of polycystin 1 function...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702688/pseudomonas-aestus-sp-nov-a-plant-growth-promoting-bacterium-isolated-from-mangrove-sediments
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Rafael L F Vasconcellos, Suikinai Nobre Santos, Tiago Domingues Zucchi, Fábio Sérgio Paulino Silva, Danilo Tosta Souza, Itamar Soares Melo
Strain CMAA 1215(T), a Gram-reaction-negative, aerobic, catalase positive, polarly flagellated, motile, rod-shaped (0.5-0.8 × 1.3-1.9 µm) bacterium, was isolated from mangrove sediments, Cananéia Island, Brazil. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain CMAA 1215(T) forms a distinct phyletic line within the Pseudomonas putida subclade, being closely related to P. plecoglossicida ATCC 700383(T), P. monteilii NBRC 103158(T), and P. taiwanensis BCRC 17751(T) of sequence similarity of 98...
July 12, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700742/direct-medical-cost-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-severity-in-type-2-diabetes-in-singapore
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Xiao Zhang, Serena Low, Neelam Kumari, Jiexun Wang, Keven Ang, Darren Yeo, Chee Chew Yip, Subramaniam Tavintharan, Chee Fang Sum, Su Chi Lim
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of vision-loss globally among type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients. Information on the economic burden of DR in Singapore is limited. We aim to identify the total annual direct medical costs of DR at different stages, and to examine factors influencing the costs. Four hundreds and seventy T2DM patients who attended the Diabetes Centre in a secondary hospital in Singapore in 2011-2014 were included. Digital color fundus photographs were assessed for DR in a masked fashion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693903/effectiveness-of-long-term-vortioxetine-treatment-of-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Eduard Vieta, Henrik Loft, Ioana Florea
To investigate the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of vortioxetine in patients treated at therapeutic doses (5-20mg/day) for both acute and maintenance treatment, patient-level data were pooled from 5 long-term (52-week), open-label extension studies of major depressive disorder. The mean (±standard deviation) MADRS total score improved from 17.1±10.2 at the start of maintenance therapy to 7.6±8.2 (observed cases [OC]) or 10.3±9.9 (last observation carried forward [LOCF]) at week 52. The mean HAM-A total scores improved from 11...
July 7, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693711/comparison-of-methods-for-dealing-with-missing-values-in-the-epv-r
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David Paniagua, Pedro J Amor, Enrique Echeburúa, Francisco J Abad
BACKGROUND: The development of an effective instrument to assess the risk of partner violence is a topic of great social relevance. This study evaluates the scale of “Predicción del Riesgo de Violencia Grave Contra la Pareja” –Revisada– (EPV-R - Severe Intimate Partner Violence Risk Prediction Scale-Revised), a tool developed in Spain, which is facing the problem of how to treat the high rate of missing values, as is usual in this type of scale. METHOD: First, responses to the EPV-R in a sample of 1215 male abusers who were reported to the police were used to analyze the patterns of occurrence of missing values, as well as the factor structure...
August 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669648/-teaching-pediatrics-to-residents-via-conventional-lectures-in-france-a-national-survey-from-students
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B Girard, M Bendavid, J-C Faivre, J Salleron, T Debillon, O Claris, B Chabrol, C Schweitzer, V Gajdos
OBJECTIVE: To assess the point of view of young physicians training in pediatrics in France on their theoretical courses during residency. METHODS: A free-access electronic anonymous survey was sent three times by e-mail to the 1215 residents in pediatrics, from July to October 2015. RESULTS: Fifty-seven percent of French residents in pediatrics responded to the survey. It was established that they took part in six (range, 3-10) half-days of specific theoretical teaching in pediatrics from November 2014 to mid-April 2015...
June 29, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666705/evaluation-of-high-blood-pressure-and-obesity-among-us-coal-miners-participating-in-the-enhanced-coal-workers-health-surveillance-program
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Megan Lauren Casey, Kathleen B Fedan, Nicole Edwards, David J Blackley, Cara N Halldin, Anita L Wolfe, Anthony Scott Laney
Since 2005, the Enhanced Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (ECWHSP) has offered respiratory examinations to coal miners in a mobile examination unit. As little is known about the cardiovascular health of coal miners, we describe the prevalence of high blood pressure (BP) and obesity among ECWHSP participants. During 2015, 1402 ECWHSP health examinations were performed. The prevalence of BP consistent with hypertension (systolic BP ≥ 140 mm Hg or diastolic BP ≥ 90 mm Hg), prehypertension (systolic BP 120-139 mm Hg or diastolic BP 80-89 mm Hg), and hypertensive crisis (systolic BP ≥ 180 mm Hg or diastolic BP ≥ 110 mm Hg) were calculated and compared with the US adult population using standardized morbidity ratios (SMRs)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624550/comparative-genome-analysis-of-fish-pathogen-flavobacterium-columnare-reveals-extensive-sequence-diversity-within-the-species
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Pattanapon Kayansamruaj, Ha Thanh Dong, Ikuo Hirono, Hidehiro Kondo, Saengchan Senapin, Channarong Rodkhum
Flavobacterium columnare is one of the deadliest fish pathogens causing devastating mortality in various freshwater fish species globally. To gain an insight into bacterial genomic contents and structures, comparative genome analyses were performed using the reference and newly sequenced genomes of F. columnare including genomovar I, II and I/II strains isolated from Thailand, Europe and the USA. Bacterial genomes varied in size from 3.09 to 3.39Mb (2714 to 3101 CDSs). The pan-genome analysis revealed open pan-genome nature of F...
June 15, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623072/commentary-on-integrative-clinical-genomics-of-advanced-prostate-cancer-robinson-d-van-allen-em-wu-ym-schultz-n-lonigro-rj-mosquera-jm-montgomery-b-taplin-me-pritchard-cc-attard-g-beltran-h-abida-w-bradley-rk-vinson-j-cao-x-vats-p-kunju-lp-hussain-m-feng-fy
#17
Stephen J Freedland, William J Aronson
Toward development of a precision medicine framework for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), we established a multi-institutional clinical sequencing infrastructure to conduct prospective whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing of bone or soft tissue tumor biopsies from a cohort of 150 mCRPC affected individuals. Aberrations of AR, ETS genes, TP53, and PTEN were frequent (40%-60% of cases), with TP53 and AR alterations enriched in mCRPC compared to primary prostate cancer. We identified new genomic alterations in PIK3CA/B, R-spondin, BRAF/RAF1, APC, β-catenin, and ZBTB16/PLZF...
June 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561944/a-global-bibliometric-analysis-of-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-literature
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T F C Saunders, B C Rymer, K J McNamara
OBJECTIVE: Bibliometrics uses analysis of content and citations of journal articles to quantify trends in published data. We aim to use bibliometric analysis to identify the global contribution by country to the ENT surgical literature over a five-year period. DATA SOURCE: The top 20 countries for number of articles published in surgery and the 11 English Language Otolaryngology surgical journals with the highest impact factors (IF) were included. Numbers of scientific articles per year (2009-2013) per country for each journal were identified through PubMed...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553702/music-therapy-for-people-with-schizophrenia-and-schizophrenia-like-disorders
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Monika Geretsegger, Karin A Mössler, Łucja Bieleninik, Xi-Jing Chen, Tor Olav Heldal, Christian Gold
BACKGROUND: Music therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression. Within the area of serious mental disorders, the aim of the therapy is to help people improve their emotional and relational competencies, and address issues they may not be able to using words alone. OBJECTIVES: To review the effects of music therapy, or music therapy added to standard care, compared with placebo therapy, standard care or no treatment for people with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia...
May 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542003/providing-choice-in-exercise-influences-food-intake-at-the-subsequent-meal
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Natalya J Beer, James A Dimmock, Ben Jackson, Kym J Guelfi
The benefits of regular exercise for health are well established; however, certain behaviors after exercise, such as unhealthy or excessive food consumption, can counteract some of these benefits. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of autonomy support (through the provision of choice) in exercise-relative to a no-choice condition with matched energy expenditure-on appetite and subsequent energy intake. METHODS: Fifty-eight men and women (body mass index, 22.9 ± 2...
October 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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