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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749606/perceived-stress-is-associated-with-increased-rostral-middle-frontal-gyrus-cortical-thickness-a-family-based-and-discordant-sibling-investigation
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L J Michalski, C H Demers, D A A Baranger, D M Barch, M P Harms, G C Burgess, R Bogdan
BACKGROUND: Elevated stress perception and depression commonly co-occur, suggesting that they share a common neurobiology. Cortical thickness of the rostral middle frontal gyrus (RMFG), a region critical for executive function, has been associated with depression- and stress-related phenotypes. Here, we examined whether RMFG cortical thickness is associated with these phenotypes in a large family-based community sample. METHODS: RMFG cortical thickness was estimated using FreeSurfer among participants (n=879) who completed the ongoing Human Connectome Project...
July 27, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749602/clinical-pattern-and-prevalence-of-upper-gastrointestinal-toxicity-in-ketamine-abusers
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Shirley Yuk Wah Liu, Stephen Ka Kei Ng, Yuk Him Tam, Samuel Chi Hang Yee, Franco Pui Tak Lai, Cindy Yuek Lam Hong, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Enders Kwok Wai Ng, Chi Fai Ng
AIM: While evidence about ketamine-related urological and hepatobiliary injuries was emerging, evaluation about upper gastrointestinal toxicity from ketamine abuse was uncommon. This study aims to investigate the clinical pattern and prevalence of upper gastrointestinal symptoms in inhalational ketamine abusers. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study of 611 consecutive ketamine abusers who were seeking treatment for ketamine uropathy in a tertiary hospital setting between August 2008 and June 2016...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749599/heat-induced-inflammation-and-its-role-in-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Mohaddese Maghsudlu, Ehsan Farashahi Yazd
Esophageal cancer as the sixth common cause of cancer death in the world consists of different histological types with various incidence patterns. Among them, esophageal adenocarcinoma and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma are the most prevalent types which also have different causality, cell of origin and risk factors. Since epidemiological studies have announced consumption of hot substances as one of the major risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma, evaluating the effect of this external stress on esophagus cells seems desirable...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749539/indigenous-health-program-evaluation-design-and-methods-in-australia-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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Kamalini Lokuge, Katherine Thurber, Bianca Calabria, Meg Davis, Kathryn McMahon, Lauren Sartor, Raymond Lovett, Jill Guthrie, Emily Banks
OBJECTIVE: Indigenous Australians experience a disproportionately higher burden of disease compared to non-Indigenous Australians. High-quality evaluation of Indigenous health programs is required to inform health and health services improvement. We aimed to quantify methodological and other characteristics of Australian Indigenous health program evaluations published in the peer-reviewed literature. METHODS: Systematic review of peer-reviewed literature (November 2009-2014) on Indigenous health program evaluation...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749535/inhibition-of-histone-deacetylases-sensitizes-egfr-tki-resistant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-to-erlotinib-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Weiwei Yu, Weiqiang Lu, Guoliang Chen, Feixiong Cheng, Hui Su, Yihua Chen, Mingyao Liu, Xiufeng Pang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intrinsic and/or acquired resistance of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) commonly occurs in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we develop a combined therapy of histone deacetylase inhibition by a novel HDAC inhibitor, YF454A, with erlotinib to overcome EGFR-TKI resistance in NSCLC. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The sensitization of erlotinib by YF454A was examined in a panel of EGFR-TKI-resistant NSCLC cell lines in vitro and two different erlotinib-resistant NSCLC xenograft mouse models in vivo...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749519/atomic-scale-computational-design-of-hydrophobic-re-surface-doped-al2o3-and-tio2
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Kamil Czelej, Marcin Roland Zemła, Piotr Spiewak, Tomasz Wejrzanowski, Krzysztof Jan Kurzydłowski
Intrinsically hydrophobic rare-earth oxides (REOs) have emerged as a robust class of ceramics for a variety of applications. Recently, the hydrophobicity of REOs has been observed experimentally and subsequently scrutinized using electronic structure density functional theory (DFT) calculations. In this work, we applied the DFT method to analyze the possibility of tuning the wettability of commonly used hydrophilic Al2O3 and TiO2 by surface doping with Ce. The calculations indicate that Ce can preferentially segregate to the surface of Al2O3 and TiO2 and form a Ce-rich oxide layer, which is stable under a wide range of oxygen chemical potentials...
July 27, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749516/computational-prediction-of-high-methane-storage-capacity-in-v-mof-74
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Seokwon Hyeon, Young-Chul Kim, Jihan Kim
The methane adsorption properties in M-MOF-74 (M = Mg, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn) were investigated for potential adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle applications. In particular, density functional theory (DFT) simulations were conducted to derive the force field parameters that were used in the grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulations to obtain the methane adsorption isotherm curves. Our results indicate that commonly used DFT exchange correlation functionals (e.g. vdW-DF, vdW-DF2, PBE+D2) overestimated the methane binding strength to the metal sites, leading to inaccurate description of the adsorption properties...
July 27, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749367/genome-wide-association-study-of-susceptibility-to-particulate-matter-associated-qt-prolongation
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Rahul Gondalia, Christy L Avery, Melanie D Napier, Raúl Méndez-Giráldez, James D Stewart, Colleen M Sitlani, Yun Li, Kirk C Wilhelmsen, Qing Duan, Jeffrey Roach, Kari E North, Alexander P Reiner, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Lesley F Tinker, Jeff D Yanosky, Duanping Liao, Eric A Whitsel
BACKGROUND: Ambient particulate matter (PM) air pollution exposure has been associated with increases in QT interval duration (QT). However, innate susceptibility to PM-associated QT prolongation has not been characterized. OBJECTIVE: To characterize genetic susceptibility to PM-associated QT prolongation in a multi-racial/ethnic, genome-wide association study (GWAS). METHODS: Using repeated electrocardiograms (1986-2004), longitudinal data on in diameter (), and generalized estimating equations methods adapted for low-prevalence exposure, we estimated approximately interactions among nine Women's Health Initiative clinical trials and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study subpopulations (), then combined subpopulation-specific results in a fixed-effects, inverse variance-weighted meta-analysis...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749261/colonic-adenocarcinomas-in-a-familial-group-of-captive-amur-rat-snakes-elaphe-schrencki
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Benjamin Lamglait, Karin Lemberger
This article reports five cases of colonic adenocarcinomas in a family group of captive Amur rat snake (Elaphe schrenckii) from the Réserve Africaine de Sigean, France. This tumor was detected in three females and two males, all adults, and accounted for 16% of causes of death of adults of this species at this institution from 1986 to 2013. Grossly, mild to marked thickening of the intestinal wall cranially to the cloaca was found in four cases; tan to yellow firm masses were noted in the distal intestinal wall in the other case...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749241/considerations-for-adhd-in-the-child-with-epilepsy-and-the-child-with-migraine
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David W Dunn, Jennifer Downs, Julianne Giust
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common comorbid condition in children with epilepsy and migraine. Treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine is essential but clinicians may overlook symptoms of ADHD and avoid appropriate use of medications that may reduce symptoms of ADHD without compromising treatment of epilepsy or migraine. Areas covered: PubMed was searched for articles on ADHD and epilepsy or migraine. Key papers were reviewed for additional articles. Areas of interest were: epidemiology, etiological factors, and treatment with emphasis on therapy...
July 27, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749185/internalised-hiv-stigma-loneliness-depressive-symptoms-and-sleep-quality-in-people-living-with-hiv
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Erin M Fekete, Stacey L Williams, Matthew D Skinta
OBJECTIVE: People living with HIV (PLWH) commonly report sleep disturbances which are associated with long-term health consequences, including disease progression. PLWH also experience internalised stigma as a result of their HIV status, which can be associated with increased loneliness and depression. Little attention focuses on the impact of these factors on sleep. Therefore, we examined whether internalised HIV-stigma was indirectly related to poorer sleep quality through higher levels of loneliness and depressive symptoms...
July 27, 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749159/hierarchical-exploratory-factor-analyses-of-the-woodcock-johnson-iv-full-test-battery-implications-for-chc-application-in-school-psychology
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Stefan C Dombrowski, Ryan J McGill, Gary L Canivez
The Woodcock-Johnson (fourth edition; WJ IV; Schrank, McGrew, & Mather, 2014a) was recently redeveloped and retains its linkage to Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory (CHC). Independent reviews (e.g., Canivez, 2017) and investigations (Dombrowski, McGill, & Canivez, 2017) of the structure of the WJ IV full test battery and WJ IV Cognitive have suggested the need for additional factor analytic exploration. Accordingly, the present study used principal axis factoring (PAF) followed by the Schmid and Leiman (SL; Schmid & Leiman, 1957) procedure with the 2 school-aged correlation matrices from the normative sample to determine the degree to which the WJ IV total battery structure could be replicated...
July 27, 2017: School Psychology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749123/-infectious-complications-related-to-external-ventricular-shunt-incidence-and-risk-factors
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L López-Amor, L Viña, L Martín, C Calleja, R Rodríguez-García, I Astola, L Forcelledo, L Álvarez-García, C Díaz-Gómez, J Fernández-Domínguez, F Vázquez, D Escudero
OBJECTIVE: Infectious complications related to external ventricular shunt (ICREVS) are a main problem in neurocritical intensive care units (ICU). The aim of the review is to assess the incidence of ICREVS and to analyse factors involved. METHODS: Retrospective analysis, adult polyvalent ICU in a third level reference hospital. Patients carrying external ventricular shunt (DVE) were included. Those patients with central nervous system infection diagnosed prior DVE placement were excluded...
July 25, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749114/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-admitted-for-intensive-care-a-single-centre-experience
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Shafaq Maqsood, Farhana Badar, Abdul Hameed
Background and Purpose: Patients with hematological malignancies admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) generally have a high mortality rate. The aim of our study was to assess the characteristics and outcomes of such patients and to identify factors predicting ICU mortality. Material and Methods: This retrospective chart review was conducted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre over a period of 5 years, from January 2010 to January 2015. Results: Characteristics :A total of 213 patients were included in this study...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749110/haplotype-analysis-of-mdr1-and-risk-for-cervical-cancer-in-northeastern-thailand
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Sophida Phuthong, Wannapa Settheetham-Ishida, Sitakan Natphopsuk, Dariwan Settheetham, Takafumi Ishida
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between genotype and haplotype of MDR1 (C1236T, G2677T/A and C3435T) and the risk for cervical cancer in Northeastern Thai women. Methods: An age-matched case-control study involving squamous cell cervical cancer (SCCA) patients (n=204) and healthy controls (n=204) was enrolled for MDR1 genotyping by real-time PCR method. Results: The genotype distribution of MDR1 in both patients and controls was not significantly different (p>0.05). The haplotype analysis showed that T-T-T was the most common haplotype in this population...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749103/decreased-mean-platelet-volume-is-associated-with-cervical-cancer-development
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Wen-Jie Shen, Shuang Fu, Na Li, Lu-Lu Li, Zhi-Gang Cao, Chuanfu Li, Tiemin Liu, Rui-Tao Wang
Background: Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological malignant disorder worldwide. Activated platelets play a key role in cancer development and progression. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an early indicator of platelet activation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate MPV levels in patients with cervical cancer. Materials and methods: A total of 181 patients with cervical cancer and 181 controls between January 2015 and June 2015 were included in the study. Patient characteristics and hematologic test data at initial diagnosis were collected and odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for risk of cervical cancer were calculated using multivariate logistic regression analyses across MPV quartiles...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748984/deaths-from-acute-drug-reactions-in-galician-spain-prisons-2001-2010
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D Miguel-Arias, C Pereiro-Gómez, A M Bermejo-Barrera, C Vázquez-Ventoso, T Rodríguez-Barca
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: drug use is associated with multiple complications with an increase in morbidity, with death by acute drugs reactions (ADR) being the most serious. A large percentage of the prison population has problems associated with drug additions, and substance abuse is also a common internal problem of penal institutions, despite their control measures. The goal of this study is to analyse the prevalence of ADR in penitentiaries, deceased sociodemographic characteristics as well as the circumstances in which they are produced...
December 2017: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748919/changing-concepts-in-hypertension-management
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REVIEW
P S Gudsoorkar, S W Tobe
Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death, and lowering blood pressure with anti-hypertensive drugs reduces target organ damage and prevents cardiovascular disease outcomes. The recent trials SPRINT and HOPE-3 will lead to changes in the way we manage hypertension and impact on clinical practice guidelines. These studies also demonstrate the shift toward automated blood pressure measurements. We have reviewed these studies and others to put them in context with the guidelines that have come before and to describe how they will impact on hypertension treatment thresholds and targets, the treatment of hypertension in the elderly, and changing approaches to the management of hypertension including resistant hypertension...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748917/oesophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Elizabeth C Smyth, Jesper Lagergren, Rebecca C Fitzgerald, Florian Lordick, Manish A Shah, Pernilla Lagergren, David Cunningham
Oesophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide and is therefore a major global health challenge. The two major subtypes of oesophageal cancer are oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC), which are epidemiologically and biologically distinct. OSCC accounts for 90% of all cases of oesophageal cancer globally and is highly prevalent in the East, East Africa and South America. OAC is more common in developed countries than in developing countries...
July 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748892/clinical-profile-of-geriatric-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-tertiary-care-center-from-south-india
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Eshwarappa Mahesh, Praveen Nallamuthu, Mahesh Kumar, Parampalli Rakesh Madhyastha, Gurudev Konanna
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) is high in the elderly, who comprise an ever-growing segment of the population. Elderly patients pose a different set of diagnostic and therapeutic challenge owing to their associated comorbidities. AKI in the elderly is associated with an increased risk of mortality, morbidity, prolonged length of stay, and progression to chronic kidney disease. Data regarding the clinical profile of AKI in the elderly from the South Indian population are limited. Hence, we present this analysis of the etiological and prognostic factors associated with AKI in elderly population from South India...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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