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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222519/genetic-stratification-to-identify-risk-groups-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Riccardo E Marioni, Archie Campbell, Saskia P Hagenaars, Reka Nagy, Carmen Amador, Caroline Hayward, David J Porteous, Peter M Visscher, Ian J Deary
Stratification by genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) may help identify groups with the greatest disease risk. Biological changes that cause late-onset AD are likely to occur years, if not decades prior to diagnosis. Here, we select a subset of the Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study cohort in a likely preclinical age-range of 60-70 years (subset n = 3,495 with cognitive and genetic data). We test for cognitive differences by polygenic risk scores for AD. The polygenic scores are constructed using all available SNPs, excluding those within a 500 kb distance of the APOE locus...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222220/meaningful-endpoints-for-therapies-approved-for-hematologic-malignancies
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B Douglas Smith, Amy E DeZern, Alex W Bastian, Brian G M Durie
BACKGROUND: Overall survival (OS) is considered the gold standard for determining treatment efficacy in oncology trials, but the relation between treatment and OS can be challenging to assess because of long study durations and the impact of subsequent therapies on outcome. Using OS can be particularly difficult for new therapies in hematologic malignancies (HMs). METHODS: This retrospective analysis was conducted to characterize the primary endpoints used to support US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals for new drug or novel HM indications between January 2002 and July 2015...
February 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221956/microbiological-quality-and-occurrence-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-fresh-squeezed-orange-juice-samples-purchased-from-street-vendors-in-mexico-city
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Jorge F Cerna-Cortes, Ana Laura Cortes-Cueto, Maria Rosalia Cano-Gaona, Nancy Leon-Montes, Addy C Helguera-Repetto, Sandra Rivera-Gutierrez, Laura P Salas-Rangel, Javier Castro-Rosas, Jorge A Gonzalez-Y-Merchand
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are potentially pathogenic agents commonly found in a natural ecosystem. For this reason, food is considered another source of NTM transmission for humans. The aims of this study were to evaluate the microbiological quality and the occurrence of NTM in fresh-squeezed orange juice samples purchased from street vendors. All 102 samples analyzed were positive for aerobic mesophilic bacteria (AMB), with limits ranging from 1.8 to 6.2 log CFU/ml. A total of 55 (54%), 25 (25%), and 13 (13%) orange juice samples were positive for total coliforms (TC), fecal coliforms (FC), and Escherichia coli , respectively...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221867/osimertinib-in-pretreated-t790m-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-aura-study-phase-ii-extension-component
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James Chih-Hsin Yang, Myung-Ju Ahn, Dong-Wan Kim, Suresh S Ramalingam, Lecia V Sequist, Wu-Chou Su, Sang-We Kim, Joo-Hang Kim, David Planchard, Enriqueta Felip, Fiona Blackhall, Daniel Haggstrom, Kiyotaka Yoh, Silvia Novello, Kathryn Gold, Tomonori Hirashima, Chia-Chi Lin, Helen Mann, Mireille Cantarini, Serban Ghiorghiu, Pasi A Jänne
Purpose Osimertinib is an irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) selective for both EGFR-TKI sensitizing ( EGFRm) and T790M resistance mutations. AURA (NCT01802632) is a phase I/II clinical trial to determine the dose, safety, and efficacy of osimertinib. This article reports the results from the phase II extension component. Patients and Methods Patients with EGFR-TKI-pretreated EGFRm- and T790M-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) received once-daily osimertinib 80 mg...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221313/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-interventions-for-depression-and-anxiety-in-persons-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kirsten M Fiest, Carol A Hitchon, Charles N Bernstein, Christine A Peschken, John R Walker, Lesley A Graff, Ryan Zarychanski, Ahmed Abou-Setta, Scott B Patten, Jitender Sareen, James Bolton, Ruth Ann Marrie
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric comorbidities, such as depression and anxiety, are very common in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and can lead to adverse outcomes. By appropriately treating these comorbidities, disease-specific outcomes and quality of life may be improved. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature from controlled trials of treatments for depression and anxiety in persons with RA. METHODS: We searched multiple online databases from inception until March 25, 2015, without restrictions on language, date, or location of publication...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220963/the-association-between-gender-ethnicity-and-suicidality-among-vocational-students-in-israel
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Joy Benatov, Ora Nakash, Shai Chen-Gal, Anat Brunstein Klomek
Gender and ethnicity are significant factors when evaluating suicidal risk, especially among ethnically diverse populations. In the current study we explored the association between gender, ethnicity, and suicide ideation and attempts among Arab and Jewish vocational education and training high school students in Israel. Students (N = 3,554) completed a self-report survey evaluating suicide ideation and attempts, depression, anxiety, somatization, and sense of belonging. Hierarchical generalized linear modeling indicated that female Arab adolescents had elevated levels of suicide ideation, higher rates of suicide attempts, and greater psychological distress than Arab males and Jewish students...
February 21, 2017: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220831/the-distribution-of-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-as-an-indicator-of-the-response-to-chemotherapeutics-in-ovarian-tumour-xenografts
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Monique C Tourell, Ali Shokoohmand, Marietta Landgraf, Nina P Holzapfel, Patrina S P Poh, Daniela Loessner, Konstantin I Momot
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) was used to evaluate the effects of single-agent and combination treatment regimens in a spheroid-based animal model of ovarian cancer. Ovarian tumour xenografts grown in non-obese diabetic/severe-combined-immunodeficiency (NOD/SCID) mice were treated with carboplatin or paclitaxel, or combination carboplatin/paclitaxel chemotherapy regimens. After 4 weeks of treatment, tumours were extracted and underwent DW-MRI, mechanical testing, immunohistochemical and gene expression analyses...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220508/quantitative-long-term-measurements-of-burns-in-a-rat-model-using-spatial-frequency-domain-imaging-sfdi-and-laser-speckle-imaging-lsi
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Adrien Ponticorvo, David M Burmeister, Rebecca Rowland, Melissa Baldado, Gordon T Kennedy, Rolf Saager, Nicole Bernal, Bernard Choi, Anthony J Durkin
BACKGROUND AND OJECTIVES: The current standard for diagnosis of burn severity and subsequent wound healing is through clinical examination, which is highly subjective. Several new technologies are shifting focus to burn care in an attempt to help quantify not only burn depth but also the progress of healing. While accurate early assessment of partial thickness burns is critical for dictating the course of treatment, the ability to quantitatively monitor wound status over time is critical for understanding treatment efficacy...
February 21, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220339/triphenyltin-hydroxide-induces-changes-in-the-oxidative-stress-parameters-of-fish
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Bárbara Clasen, Alexssandro G Becker, Thais Lópes, Camila R Murussi, Fabiane G Antes, Roberta C Horn, Érico M M Flores, Bernardo Baldisserotto, Valderi L Dressler, Vania L Loro
Among all organotin compounds , triphenyltin hydroxide (TPhTH) is widely used as fungicide and moluscicide in Brazil. However, the effects of TPhTH on the biochemical parameters of non-target organisms, such as fish, are little known. The aim of the present study is to assess the possible toxic effects of different concentrations of waterborne TPhTH on silver catfish belonging to species Rhamdia quelen. The fish were exposed to two different concentrations of TPhTH (1.08 and 1.70 µg/L as Sn) for 15 days and then compared to the control group (triplicate, n = 3)...
February 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220316/lung-cancer-diagnosed-following-an-emergency-admission-exploring-patient-and-carer-perspectives-on-delay-in-seeking-help
#10
Glenys Caswell, Jane Seymour, Vincent Crosby, Asmah Hussain, Cathann Manderson, Sarah Farnan, Sarah Freer, Alison Freemantle, Fran Littlewood, Andrew Wilcock
PURPOSE: Compared to others, patients diagnosed with lung cancer following an emergency, unplanned admission to hospital (DFEA) have more advanced disease and poorer prognosis. Little is known about DFEA patients' beliefs about cancer and its symptoms or about their help-seeking behaviours prior to admission. METHODS: As part of a larger single-centre, prospective mixed-methods study conducted in one University hospital, we undertook qualitative interviews with patients DFEA and their carers to obtain their understanding of symptoms and experiences of trying to access healthcare services before admission to hospital...
February 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220286/characteristics-of-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#11
Hyun Ah Choi, Mi Ji Lee, Chin-Sang Chung
Hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is an important neurologic complication of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly Wegener's granulomatosis). The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical features, radiological findings, and diagnostic pitfalls of GPA-related HP. A retrospective chart review was performed to screen patients diagnosed with GPA at Samsung Medical Center between 1997 and 2016. Neurologic manifestation, laboratory findings, neuroimaging data, and clinical course were evaluated in all patients...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219812/detection-and-molecular-diversity-of-giardia-duodenalis-and-cryptosporidium-spp-in-sheltered-dogs-and-cats-in-northern-spain
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Horacio Gil, Lourdes Cano, Aida de Lucio, Begoña Bailo, Marta Hernández de Mingo, Guillermo A Cardona, José A Fernández-Basterra, Juan Aramburu-Aguirre, Nuria López-Molina, David Carmena
Domestic dogs and cats may act as natural reservoirs of a large number of zoonotic pathogens, including the enteric parasites Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp., the most relevant protozoan species causing gastrointestinal disease worldwide. A cross-sectional epidemiological study aiming to assess the prevalence and molecular diversity of G. duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp. was conducted in an animal rescue centre in the province of Álava (Northern Spain). A total of 194 and 65 faecal dropping samples from individual dogs and cats, respectively, were collected between November 2013 and June 2016...
February 17, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219656/ultrasound-abnormalities-in-septic-arthritis-are-associated-with-functional-outcomes
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Emeline Gaigneux, Grégoire Cormier, Stéphane Varin, Oriane Mérot, Yves Maugars, Benoit Le Goff
OBJECTIVES: To describe the ultrasound abnormalities seen in septic arthritis and to assess their associations with clinical, biological, and radiological outcomes METHODS: We prospectively included 34 patients with septic arthritis of a native joint (knee, n=19; shoulder, n=6; hip, n=4; ankle, n=3; or wrist, n=2). Ultrasonography was performed to record synovial-membrane thickness and vascularity, joint effusion, and abnormalities of adjacent soft tissues, at baseline then 4 days, 2 weeks, and 3 months later...
February 17, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219249/enhanced-photoelectrochemical-method-for-sensitive-detection-of-protein-kinase-a-activity-using-tio2-g-c3n4-pamam-dendrimer-and-alkaline-phosphatase
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Xue Li, Lusheng Zhu, Yunlei Zhou, Huanshun Yin, Shiyun Ai
A novel photoelectrochemical (PEC) assay is developed for sensitive detection of protein kinase A (PKA) activity based on PKA-catalyzed phosphorylation reaction in solution and signal amplification strategy triggered by PAMAM dendrimer and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). In this strategy, it is noteworthy at this point that PKA phosphorylation was achieved in solution instead of on the surface of the electrode, which has advantages of the good contact in reactants and simple experimental procedure. For immobilizing the phosphorylated peptide (P-peptide) on electrode surface, graphite-like carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) complex is synthesized and characterized, which plays a significant role for TiO2 conjugating phosphate groups and g-C3N4 providing PEC signal...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219143/-influence-of-collagen-fibroin-scaffolds-containing-silver-nanoparticles-on-dermal-regeneration-of-full-thickness-skin-defect-wound-in-rat
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Z G You, L P Zhang, X G Wang, H L Zhou, S X Guo, P Wu, C M Han
Objective: To explore the influence of collagen/fibroin scaffolds containing silver nanoparticles on dermal regeneration of full-thickness skin defect wound in rat. Methods: Eighty-one collagen/fibroin scaffolds containing silver nanoparticles (with the mass concentration of silver nanoparticles as 10 mg/L) and 81 collagen/fibroin scaffolds without silver nanoparticles were produced respectively with freeze-drying method and enrolled as silver nanoparticles scaffold group (SNS) and control scaffold group (CS)...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218731/a-single-use-in-vitro-biosensor-for-the-detection-of-t-tau-protein-a-biomarker-of-neuro-degenerative-disorders-in-pbs-and-human-serum-using-differential-pulse-voltammetry-dpv
#16
Yifan Dai, Alireza Molazemhosseini, Chung Chiun Liu
A single-use, in vitro biosensor for the detection of T-Tau protein in phosphate-buffer saline (PBS) and undiluted human serum was designed, manufactured, and tested. Differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) served as the transduction mechanism. This biosensor consisted of three electrodes: working, counter, and reference electrodes fabricated on a PET sheet. Both working and counter electrodes were thin gold film, 10 nm in thickness. Laser ablation technique was used to define the size and structure of the biosensor...
February 19, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218722/relationship-between-long-chain-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-case-control-and-randomised-controlled-trials
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Hajar Mazahery, Welma Stonehouse, Maryam Delshad, Marlena C Kruger, Cathryn A Conlon, Kathryn L Beck, Pamela R von Hurst
Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation (n-3 LCPUFA) for treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is popular. The results of previous systematic reviews and meta-analyses of n-3 LCPUFA supplementation on ASD outcomes were inconclusive. Two meta-analyses were conducted; meta-analysis 1 compared blood levels of LCPUFA and their ratios arachidonic acid (ARA) to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), ARA to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), or total n-6 to total n-3 LCPUFA in ASD to those of typically developing individuals (with no neurodevelopmental disorders), and meta-analysis 2 compared the effects of n-3 LCPUFA supplementation to placebo on symptoms of ASD...
February 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218382/primary-cutaneous-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-results-of-a-retrospective-analysis-in-the-light-of-the-recent-ilrog-guidelines
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Sara Pedretti, Mauro Urpis, Carla Leali, Paolo Borghetti, Liliana Baushi, Raffaella Sala, Alessandra Tucci, Diana Greco, Nadia Pasinetti, Luca Triggiani, Giuseppe Rossi, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, Stefano Maria Magrini, Michela Buglione
PURPOSE: To analyze clinical outcome, local response, survival and toxicity in patients with primary cutaneous lymphoma (PCL) treated with radiotherapy. METHODS: From 1995 to 2014, 112 patients were treated. B-cell lymphomas (CBCLs; n = 86) and T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs; n = 23) were analyzed separately. Clinical and therapeutic characteristics (age, sex, histology, primary treatment and radiotherapy modality) were related to response to treatment, survival and toxicity...
February 14, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217988/complex-abdominal-wall-defect-repair-using-biologic-porcine-matrix
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Eleftherios Gialamas, Alexandre Balaphas, Michela Assalino, Philippe Morel, Christian Toso, Wojciech Staszewicz
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with complex abdominal wall defect (CAWD) is challenging, and requires appropriate surgical planning, and intensive patient preparation in order to minimize postoperative complications. The aim of this work was to review the management of CAWD using one-stage repair with biologic mesh. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with CAWD having undergone repair with biologic mesh between January 2013 and October 2014. Demographics, preoperative assessment, intraoperative management and postoperative outcomes were assessed...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217899/indirect-ultraviolet-detection-of-alkaline-earth-metal-ions-using-an-imidazolium-ionic-liquid-as-an-ultraviolet-absorption-reagent-in-ion-chromatography
#20
Yong-Qiang Liu, Hong Yu
A convenient and versatile method was developed for the separation and detection of alkaline earth metal ions by ion chromatography with indirect ultraviolet detection. The chromatographic separation of Mg(2+) , Ca(2+) and Sr(2+) was performed on a carboxylic acid base cation exchange column using imidazolium ionic liquid/acid as the mobile phase, in which the imidazolium ionic liquid acted as an ultraviolet-absorption reagent. The effects of imidazolium ionic liquids, detection wavelength, acids in the mobile phase and column temperature on the retention of Mg(2+) , Ca(2+) and Sr(2+) were investigated...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
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