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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152093/combined-effect-of-genetic-polymorphisms-of-aurka-and-environmental-factors-on-oral-cancer-development-in-taiwan
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Chia-Hsuan Chou, Ying-Erh Chou, Chun-Yi Chuang, Shun-Fa Yang, Chiao-Wen Lin
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the sixth and fourth most common cause of cancer death in men worldwide and in Taiwan, respectively. AURKA, which encodes a centrosome-related serine/threonine kinase, is frequently amplified and overexpressed in many human cancers, particularly advanced OSCC. We conducted a hospital-based case-control study to estimate AURKA single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and environmental risk factors to determine OSCC susceptibility and clinicopathological characteristics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122520/postnatal-depression-screening-in-a-paediatric-primary-care-setting-in-italy
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Antonio Clavenna, Elena Seletti, Massimo Cartabia, Anna Didoni, Filomena Fortinguerra, Teresa Sciascia, Luca Brivio, Daniela Malnis, Maurizio Bonati
BACKGROUND: Postnatal depression is a non-psychotic depressive disorder that begins within 4 weeks of childbirth and occurs in 13% of mothers and 10% of fathers. A prospective study with the aim to evaluate the prevalence of postnatal depression by screening parents with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) in the Italian paediatric primary care setting was performed. METHODS: Mothers and fathers of infants born between 1 February and 31 July 2012, living in Italy's Milan-1 local health unit area, represented the target population of this pilot study...
January 25, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118176/effects-of-introduction-of-an-inflammatory-bowel-disease-nurse-position-on-the-quality-of-delivered-care
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Sofie Coenen, Ellen Weyts, Séverine Vermeire, Marc Ferrante, Maja Noman, Vera Ballet, Kris Vanhaecht, Gert Van Assche
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are chronic gastrointestinal conditions requiring long-term outpatient follow-up, ideally by a dedicated, multidisciplinary team. In this team, the IBD nurse is the key point of access for education, advice, and support. We investigated the effect of the introduction of an IBD nurse on the quality of care delivered. METHODS: In September 2014, an IBD nurse position was instituted in our tertiary referral center...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108990/geographic-heterogeneity-in-the-prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#4
Devasena Anantharaman, Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani, Daniel C Beachler, Tarik Gheit, Andrew F Olshan, Kathy Wisniewski, Victor Wunsch-Filho, Tatiana N Toporcov, Eloiza H Tajara, José Eduardo Levi, Raquel A Moyses, Stefania Boccia, Gabriella Cadoni, Guido Rindi, Wolfgang Ahrens, Franco Merletti, David I Conway, Sylvia Wright, Christine Carreira, Helene Renard, Priscilia Chopard, Sandrine McKay-Chopin, Ghislaine Scelo, Massimo Tommasino, Paul Brennan, Gypsyamber D'Souza
Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), although strongly divergent results have been reported regarding the prevalence of HPV16 in different countries, whether this represents important differences in etiology remains unclear. Applying rigorous protocols for sample processing, we centrally evaluated 1420 head and neck tumors (533 oropharynx, 395 oral cavity and 482 larynx) from studies conducted in the US, Europe and Brazil for mucosal HPV DNA and p16(INK4a) expression to evaluate regional heterogeneity in the proportion of HPV16-associated OPSCC and other head and neck cancer, and to assess covariates associated with the risk of HPV16-positive OPSCC...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095557/the-photodynamic-therapy-experience-of-a-high-volume-laser-and-dermatologic-surgery-center
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David E Orbuch, Lauren Penn, Bradley S Bloom, Jeremy A Brauer, Daniel B Shin, Joshua Greenbaum, Leonard J Bernstein, Elliot T Weiss, Robert T Anolik, Roy G Geronemus
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an FDA approved treatment for actinic keratoses (AK's) although multiple off-label indi- cations are reported. Despite frequent use for AK's, no clear consensus exists regarding protocols for overall treatment parameters. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 1,491 subjects who underwent PDT between 2007 and 2011 at a high volume laser surgery center. Demographic information, clinical history, treatment data, and subsequent diagnosis of skin cancers were recorded...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086873/cecal-micrornaome-response-to-salmonella-enterica-serovar-enteritidis-infection-in-white-leghorn-layer
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Guixian Wu, Yukai Qi, Xiaoyi Liu, Ning Yang, Guiyun Xu, Liying Liu, Xianyao Li
BACKGROUND: Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (SE) is a food-borne pathogen and of great threat to human health through consuming the contaminated poultry products. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in different biological activities and have been shown to regulate the innate immunity in the bacterial infection. The objective of this study is to identify miRNAs associated with SE infection in laying chicken cecum. RESULTS: Average number of reads of three libraries constructed from infected and non-infected chickens was 12,476,156 and 10,866,976, respectively...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030649/whole-genome-sequence-and-comparative-genomics-of-the-novel-lyme-borreliosis-causing-pathogen-borrelia-mayonii
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Luke C Kingry, Dhwani Batra, Adam Replogle, Lori A Rowe, Bobbi S Pritt, Jeannine M Petersen
Borrelia mayonii, a Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) genospecies, was recently identified as a cause of Lyme borreliosis (LB) among patients from the upper midwestern United States. By microscopy and PCR, spirochete/genome loads in infected patients were estimated at 105 to 106 per milliliter of blood. Here, we present the full chromosome and plasmid sequences of two B. mayonii isolates, MN14-1420 and MN14-1539, cultured from blood of two of these patients. Whole genome sequencing and assembly was conducted using PacBio long read sequencing (Pacific Biosciences RSII instrument) followed by hierarchical genome-assembly process (HGAP)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011188/mid-range-ejection-fraction-does-not-permit-risk-stratification-among-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure
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Inés Gómez-Otero, Andreu Ferrero-Gregori, Alfonso Varela Román, José Seijas Amigo, Domingo A Pascual-Figal, Juan Delgado Jiménez, Jesús Álvarez-García, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Fernando Worner Diz, Luis Alonso-Pulpón, Juan Cinca, José Ramón Gónzalez-Juanatey
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: European Society of Cardiology heart failure guidelines include a new patient category with mid-range (40%-49%) left ventricular ejection fraction (HFmrEF). HFmrEF patient characteristics and prognosis are poorly defined. The aim of this study was to analyze the HFmrEF category in a cohort of hospitalized heart failure patients (REDINSCOR II Registry). METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted with 1420 patients classified according to ejection fraction as follows: HFrEF, < 40%; HFmrEF, 40%-49%; and HFpEF, ≥ 50%...
December 20, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005868/reversible-photo-bleaching-effect-in-a-bismuth-erbium-co-doped-optical-fiber-under-830%C3%A2-%C3%A2-nm-irradiation
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Mingjie Ding, Shuen Wei, Yanhua Luo, Gang-Ding Peng
We observed photo-bleaching in a bismuth/erbium co-doped optical fiber (BEDF) under 830 nm irradiation. As a result of the photo-bleaching, the absorption at 814 nm and the near-infrared luminescence at 1420 nm are decreased, indicating that the silicon-based bismuth active center (BAC-Si) in a BEDF is bleached in the process. We further found that the photo-bleaching is reversible under room temperature. This is the first time that the BAC-Si could be bleached under 830 nm irradiation, and the photo-bleaching is reversible...
October 15, 2016: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992490/intragenic-deletions-in-atp7b-as-an-unusual-molecular-genetics-mechanism-of-wilson-s-disease-pathogenesis
#10
Theodor Todorov, Prahlad Balakrishnan, Alexey Savov, Piotr Socha, Hartmut H J Schmidt
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the ATP7B resulting in copper overload in the liver and brain. Direct sequencing is routinely used to confirm WD diagnosis; however, partial and whole gene deletions in the heterozygous state cannot be detected by exon amplification since the normal allele will mask its presence. The aim of the present work was to search for unusual mutational events in the unexplained WD cases and to provide insight into the mechanisms. Out of 1420 clinically and biochemically confirmed WD samples received between 2000 and 2014 for routine mutation analysis, we were unable to detect mutant alleles in 142 samples, after extensive sequencing analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988369/factors-for-consumer-choice-of-dairy-products-in-iran
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Hassan Rahnama, Shayan Rajabpour
Little is known about consumers' behavior especially their choice behavior toward purchasing and consuming dairy products in developing countries. Hence, the aim of the present work is understanding the factors that affect on consumers' choice behavior toward dairy products in Iran. The study applies the theory of consumption values, which includes the functional values (taste, price, health, and body weight), social value, emotional value, conditional value and epistemic value. The sample were 1420 people (men and women)...
December 14, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974370/should-all-anticoagulated-patients-with-head-injury-receive-a-ct-scan-decision-analysis-modelling-of-an-observational-cohort
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Maxine Kuczawski, Matt Stevenson, Steve Goodacre, M Dawn Teare, Shammi Ramlakhan, Francis Morris, Suzanne Mason
OBJECTIVES: It is not currently clear whether all anticoagulated patients with a head injury should receive CT scanning or only those with evidence of traumatic brain injury (eg, loss of consciousness or amnesia). We aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of CT for all compared with selective CT use for anticoagulated patients with a head injury. DESIGN: Decision-analysis modelling of data from a multicentre observational study. SETTING: 33 emergency departments in England and Scotland...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966835/the-epidemiology-and-characteristics-of-q-fever-and-co-infections-with-scrub-typhus-murine-typhus-or-leptospirosis-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-database-study
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C-H Lai, W Sun, C-H Lee, J-N Lin, M-H Liao, S-S Liu, T-Y Chang, K-F Tsai, Y-C Chang, H-H Lin, Y-H Chen
Q fever (QF) is a worldwide zoonosis associated with outbreaks. Only a few nationwide studies regarding the surveillance and epidemiology of human QF have been reported. Although QF is endemic in Taiwan, a nationwide database investigation of the epidemiology and characteristics of QF and its associations with scrub typhus (ST), murine typhus (MT) and leptospirosis (LS) has never been reported. We analysed nationwide databases of suspected QF, ST, MT and LS cases from October 2007 to December 2014 obtained from the Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan...
December 14, 2016: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965137/osteoarthritis-year-in-review-2016-imaging
#14
REVIEW
M Boesen, K Ellegaard, M Henriksen, H Gudbergsen, P Hansen, H Bliddal, E M Bartels, R G Riis
PURPOSE: The current narrative review covers original research related to imaging in osteoarthritis (OA) in humans published in English between April 1st 2015 and March 31st 2016, in peer reviewed journals available in Medline via PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/). METHODS: Relevant studies in humans, subjectively decided by the authors, contributing significantly to the OA imaging field, were selected from an extensive Medline search using the terms "Osteoarthritis" in combination with "MRI", "Imaging", "Radiography", "X-rays", "Ultrasound", "Computed tomography", "Nuclear medicine", "PET-CT", "PET-MRI", "Scintigraphy", "SPECT"...
December 10, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957778/assessment-of-tp53-polymorphisms-and-mdm2-snp309-in-premenopausal-breast-cancer-risk
#15
Nardin Samuel, Badr Id Said, Tanya Guha, Ana Novokmet, Weili Li, Laxmi Silwal-Pandit, Anne-Lise Børrsen-Dale, Anita Langerød, Thomas J Hudson, David Malkin
Germline polymorphic variants in cancer predisposition genes such as TP53 have been shown to impact the risk of premenopausal cancer. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to assess the spectrum of polymorphisms in TP53 and its negative regulatory gene, MDM2 (SNP309:T>G) in patients with premenopausal breast cancer. Our findings in a cohort of 40 female patients demonstrate no significant correlation between the studied polymorphisms and risk of premenopausal breast cancer. Although one polymorphism is found in high frequency in this cohort (rs1800372:A>G, 9...
March 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943254/minimally-invasive-surgery-versus-radiotherapy-chemoradiotherapy-for-small-volume-primary-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
#16
REVIEW
James Howard, Liam Masterson, Raghav C Dwivedi, Faruque Riffat, Richard Benson, Sarah Jefferies, Piyush Jani, James R Tysome, Chris Nutting
BACKGROUND: More than 400,000 cases of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) are diagnosed each year worldwide and the incidence is rising, partly as a result of human papillomavirus. Human papillomavirus-associated OPSCC affects younger patients and often presents at a higher stage; however, it is associated with a better prognosis.Until recently, first-line management of OPSCC involved chemoradiotherapy, as research had demonstrated comparable survival outcomes when compared with open surgery, with significantly decreased morbidity...
11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909769/evaluation-of-131-i-scintigraphy-and-stimulated-thyroglobulin-levels-in-the-follow-up-of-patients-with-dtc-a-retrospective-analysis-of-1420-patients
#17
Jose Manuel Gonzalez Carvalho, Dennis Görlich, Otmar Schober, Christian Wenning, Burkhard Riemann, Frederik Anton Verburg, Alexis Vrachimis
AIM: To study the clinical yield of diagnostic whole body (131)I scintigraphy (DxWBS) in the follow-up of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) patients in relation to stimulated thyroglobulin (sTg) in the initial post-ablation setting, as well as in the setting of repeated monitoring in course of further DTC follow-up. METHODS: Data of 1420 thyroidectomized and radioiodine remnant-ablated DTC patients following a well-defined therapy and standardized follow-up protocol were evaluated...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907129/meningococcal-carriage-in-military-recruits-and-university-students-during-the-pre-menb-vaccination-era-in-greece-2014-2015
#18
Kyriaki Tryfinopoulou, Konstantinos Kesanopoulos, Athanasia Xirogianni, Nektarios Marmaras, Anastasia Papandreou, Vassiliki Papaevangelou, Maria Tsolia, Aftab Jasir, Georgina Tzanakaki
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to estimate the meningococcal carriage rate and to identify the genotypic characteristics of the strains isolated from healthy military recruits and university students in order to provide data that might increase our understanding on the epidemiology of meningococcus and obtain information which helps to evaluate the potential effects on control programs such as vaccination. METHODS: A total of 1420 oropharyngeal single swab samples were collected from military recruits and university students on voluntary basis, aged 18-26 years...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884414/low-muscle-mass-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-adolescents-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2009-2011
#19
Jeong-Hyeon Kim, Yong Soon Park
Little is known about the relationship between low muscle mass (LMM) and metabolic risk factors in adolescents. We hypothesized that LMM in adolescents is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Korean adolescents. This cross-sectional study included 1420 participants (749 males and 671 females), aged 12 to 19 years, who participated in the 2009-2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Appendicular skeletal muscle mass was divided by body weight, and any value below the lower quintile of the study population, according to each age and sex category, was considered to represent LMM...
December 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881424/temporal-reduction-in-chronotropic-index-predicts-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-among-healthy-middle-aged-men-a-28-year-follow-up-study
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Kristian Engeseth, Christian Hodnesdal, Irene Grundvold, Knut Liestøl, Knut Gjesdal, Sverre E Kjeldsen, Jan E Erikssen, Johan Bodegard, Per Torger Skretteberg
BACKGROUND: Chronotropic index is a standardized measure of heart rate (HR) increment during exercise that reflects the combined effects of age, resting HR, and physical fitness. Low chronotropic index has been reported to predict disease and death. We tested whether temporal change in chronotropic index over 7 years influenced risk of cardiovascular death through up to 28 years. METHODS AND RESULTS: Chronotropic index was calculated ([achieved maximal HR-resting HR]/[age-predicted maximal HR-resting HR]) after a symptom-limited bicycle ECG exercise test in 1420 healthy men at 2 examinations 7 years apart, in 1972 and 1979...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
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