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A Schrag, S Modi, S Hotham, R Merritt, K Khan, L Graham
OBJECTIVE: To report patients' own experiences of receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and to identify factors influencing this experience. METHODS: A survey by the European Parkinson's Disease Association in 11 European countries. RESULTS: 1775 patients with an average age of 69.7 years participated of whom 54% were male. Those living in rural areas reported having waited longer to seek medical help (p < 0.05). A possible diagnosis of PD was made at the first appointment in a third of respondents...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Yimin Ge, Paul Christensen, Eric Luna, Donna Armylagos, Jiaqiong Xu, Mary R Schwartz, Dina R Mody
OBJECTIVE: Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests and genotyping (GT) have been used in clinical risk assessment. The purpose of this study was to analyze the performance of 2 common HPV testing platforms in risk evaluation for high-grade cervical lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016, a total of 4,562 Pap tests with follow-up biopsies in our laboratory database were analyzed along with HPV tests performed on Cobas (CHPV, n = 3,959) or Aptima (AHPV, n = 603) platforms...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Charlotte Zerna, Amy Y X Yu, Jayesh Modi, Shiel K Patel, Jonathan I Coulter, Eric E Smith, Shelagh B Coutts
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: White matter lesions (WML) are associated with cognitive decline, increased stroke risk, and disability in old age. We hypothesized that superimposed acute cerebrovascular occlusion on chronic preexisting injury (leukoaraiosis) leads to worse outcome after minor cerebrovascular event, both using quantitative (volumetric) and qualitative (Fazekas scale) assessment, as well as relative total brain volume. METHODS: WML volume assessment was performed in 425 patients with high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA; motor/speech deficits >5 minutes) or minor strokes from the CATCH study (CT and MRI in the Triage of TIA and Minor Cerebrovascular Events to Identify High Risk Patients)...
March 14, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Ioana Rusu, Alessandra Modi, Stefania Vai, Elena Pilli, Cristina Mircea, Claudia Radu, Claudia Urduzia, Zeno Karl Pinter, Vitalie Bodolică, Cătălin Dobrinescu, Montserrat Hervella, Octavian Popescu, Martina Lari, David Caramelli, Beatrice Kelemen
Given the paucity of archaeogenetic data available for medieval European populations in comparison to other historical periods, the genetic landscape of this age appears as a puzzle of dispersed, small, known pieces. In particular, Southeastern Europe has been scarcely investigated to date. In this paper, we report the study of mitochondrial DNA in 10th century AD human samples from Capidava necropolis, located in Dobruja (Southeastern Romania, Southeastern Europe). This geographical region is particularly interesting because of the extensive population flux following diverse migration routes, and the complex interactions between distinct population groups during the medieval period...
2018: PloS One
Christien P Laber, Jonathan E Hunter, Filipa Carvalho, James R Collins, Elias J Hunter, Brittany M Schieler, Emmanuel Boss, Kuldeep More, Miguel Frada, Kimberlee Thamatrakoln, Christopher M Brown, Liti Haramaty, Justin Ossolinski, Helen Fredricks, Jozef I Nissimov, Rebecca Vandzura, Uri Sheyn, Yoav Lehahn, Robert J Chant, Ana M Martins, Marco J L Coolen, Assaf Vardi, Giacomo R DiTullio, Benjamin A S Van Mooy, Kay D Bidle
Marine phytoplankton account for approximately half of global primary productivity1 , making their fate an important driver of the marine carbon cycle. Viruses are thought to recycle more than one-quarter of oceanic photosynthetically fixed organic carbon2 , which can stimulate nutrient regeneration, primary production and upper ocean respiration2 via lytic infection and the 'virus shunt'. Ultimately, this limits the trophic transfer of carbon and energy to both higher food webs and the deep ocean2 . Using imagery taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the Aqua satellite, along with a suite of diagnostic lipid- and gene-based molecular biomarkers, in situ optical sensors and sediment traps, we show that Coccolithovirus infections of mesoscale (~100 km) Emiliania huxleyi blooms in the North Atlantic are coupled with particle aggregation, high zooplankton grazing and greater downward vertical fluxes of both particulate organic and particulate inorganic carbon from the upper mixed layer...
March 12, 2018: Nature Microbiology
R Modi, K R Amico, A Knudson, A O Westfall, J Keruly, H M Crane, E B Quinlivan, C Golin, J Willig, A Zinski, R Moore, S Napravnik, L Bryan, M S Saag, M J Mugavero
In the first year after HIV diagnosis, patients are simultaneously processing with their diagnosis, typically with an emotional component, while also developing a routine of regular medical care visits and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. Maintaining "HIV adherence" and integrating it into one's daily life is required to sustain viral load suppression (VS) over time. The HIV care continuum or "treatment cascade," an epidemiological snapshot of the national epidemic in the United States (US), indicates that a minority of persons living with HIV (PLWH) have achieved VS...
March 8, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Suruchi Bhardwaj, Alexander Bottini, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed, Yasha S Modi
We report a case of iatrogenic creation of an excessive anterior-to-posterior gradient in the setting of an open anterior capsule during capsulorhexis. This complication shows the inverse mechanism of that observed in the Argentinean flag sign. An excessive anterior-to-posterior gradient from an exuberant ophthalmic viscosurgical device fill of the anterior chamber caused radialization of the anterior capsule during creation of a continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis in a nonintumescent lens. We describe this complication as the reverse Argentinean flag sign...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
María Del Mar Roca-Rodríguez, María Carmen Ayala-Ortega, Ana Isabel Jiménez-Millán, María Concepción García Calzado, María Soledad Ruiz de Adana, Florentino Carral-San Laureano
INTRODUCTION: MODY diabetes encompasses heterogeneous group of monogenic forms of diabetes with low prevalence. It is not easily diagnosed because of the increase in obesity and family history of diabetes in the general population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present a clinical case with cardinal symptoms, diabetes,renal insufficiency with no acidosis and with a family history of diabetes and renal agenesis. RESULTS: Distinguishing MODY diabetes from DM1 and DM2 is very important to ensure optimal treatment, and because the risk of complications depends on each genetic defect...
March 7, 2018: Medicina Clínica
Devendra Kumar, Sukesh K Gupta, Ankit Ganeshpurkar, Gopichand Gutti, Sairam Krishnamurthy, Gyan Modi, Sushil K Singh
Novel multifunctional 3,6-Diphenyl-1,4-bis(phenylsulfonyl)piperazine-2,5-dione derivatives were designed and synthesized for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The designed scaffold has blood brain barrier penetrating ability, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) inhibition potential. Compounds 52 and 46 showed very significant inhibition against AChE, IC50  = 32.45 ± 0.044, 28.65 ± 0.029, BuChE, IC50  = 157.95 ± 0.264, 160.58 ± 0.082 and MMP-2, IC50  = 36...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Vivek Tripathi, Himanshi Agarwal, Swati Priya, Harish Batra, Priyanka Modi, Monica Pandey, Dhurjhoti Saha, Sathees C Raghavan, Sagar Sengupta
Mutations in BLM in Bloom Syndrome patients predispose them to multiple types of cancers. Here we report that BLM is recruited in a biphasic manner to annotated DSBs. BLM recruitment is dependent on the presence of NBS1, MRE11 and ATM. While ATM activity is essential for BLM recruitment in early phase, it is dispensable in late phase when MRE11 exonuclease activity and RNF8-mediated ubiquitylation of BLM are the key determinants. Interaction between polyubiquitylated BLM and NBS1 is essential for the helicase to be retained at the DSBs...
March 9, 2018: Nature Communications
Christopher C T Sng, Sorcha O'Byrne, Daniil M Prigozhin, Matthias R Bauer, Jennifer C Harvey, Michelle Ruhle, Ben G Challis, Sara Lear, Lee D Roberts, Sarita Workman, Tobias Janowitz, Lukasz Magiera, Rainer Doffinger, Matthew S Buckland, Duncan J Jodrell, Robert K Semple, Timothy J Wilson, Yorgo Modis, James E D Thaventhiran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Kathleen M Scott, John Williams, Cody M B Porter, Sydney Russel, Tara L Harmer, John H Paul, Kirsten M Antonen, Megan K Bridges, Gary J Camper, Christie K Campla, Leila G Casella, Eva Chase, James W Conrad, Mercedez C Cruz, Darren S Dunlap, Laura Duran, Elizabeth M Fahsbender, Dawn B Goldsmith, Ryan F Keeley, Matthew R Kondoff, Breanna I Kussy, Marannda K Lane, Stephanie Lawler, Brittany A Leigh, Courtney Lewis, Lygia M Lostal, Devon Marking, Paola A Mancera, Evan C McClenthan, Emily A McIntyre, Jessica A Mine, Swapnil Modi, Brittney D Moore, William A Morgan, Kaleigh M Nelson, Kimmy N Nguyen, Nicholas Ogburn, David G Parrino, Anangamanjari D Pedapudi, Rebecca P Pelham, Amanda M Preece, Elizabeth A Rampersad, Jason C Richardson, Christina M Rodgers, Brent L Schaffer, Nancy E Sheridan, Michael R Solone, Zachery R Staley, Maki Tabuchi, Ramond J Waide, Pauline W Wanjugi, Suzanne Young, Alicia Clum, Chris Daum, Marcel Huntemann, Natalia Ivanova, Nikos Kyrpides, Natalia Mikhailova, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Manoj Pillay, T B K Reddy, Nicole Shapiro, Dimitrios Stamatis, Neha Varghese, Tanja Woyke, Rich Boden, Sharyn K Freyermuth, Cheryl A Kerfeld
Chemolithoautotrophic bacteria from the genera Hydrogenovibrio, Thiomicrorhabdus, and Thiomicrospira are common, sometimes dominant, isolates from sulfidic habitats including hydrothermal vents, soda and salt lakes, and marine sediments. Their genome sequences confirm their membership in a deeply branching clade of the Gammaproteobacteria. Several adaptations to heterogeneous habitats are apparent. Their genomes include large numbers of genes for sensing and responding to their environment (EAL- and GGDEF-domain proteins, and methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins) despite their small sizes (2...
March 9, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
C Y Daniel Lee, Anthony Daggett, Xiaofeng Gu, Lu-Lin Jiang, Peter Langfelder, Xiaoguang Li, Nan Wang, Yingjun Zhao, Chang Sin Park, Yonatan Cooper, Isabella Ferando, Istvan Mody, Giovanni Coppola, Huaxi Xu, X William Yang
Variants of TREM2 are associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). To study whether increasing TREM2 gene dosage could modify the disease pathogenesis, we developed BAC transgenic mice expressing human TREM2 (BAC-TREM2) in microglia. We found that elevated TREM2 expression reduced amyloid burden in the 5xFAD mouse model. Transcriptomic profiling demonstrated that increasing TREM2 levels conferred a rescuing effect, which includes dampening the expression of multiple disease-associated microglial genes and augmenting downregulated neuronal genes...
March 7, 2018: Neuron
Vivek B Kute, Sanjay K Agarwal, Manisha Sahay, Anant Kumar, Manish Rathi, Narayan Prasad, Rajkumar K Sharma, Krishan L Gupta, Sunil Shroff, Sandip K Saxena, Pankaj R Shah, Pranjal R Modi, Vishwanath Billa, Laxmikant K Tripathi, Sreebhushan Raju, Dhamedndra S Bhadauria, Tarun K Jeloka, Dhananjai Agarwal, Amresh Krishna, Rajshekhar Perumalla, Manoj Jain, Sandeep Guleria, Michael A Rees
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Hiral N Golakiya, Viren N Naik, Hiren N Hirapara, Kalpanaben H Mody, Alpesh P Goswami, Chandrabhanu Tripathi
Our aim of the present study was to evaluate the anticoagulant effect of sulfated polysaccharides (SPS) from Codium dwarkense Bergesen in ic-carrageenan induced hypercoagulable state in Wistar albino rats. 48 Wistar albino rats of either sex were randomly divided into 6 groups - disease control, active control, treatment lowmand high dose and preventive low and high dose. K-Carrageenan (3 mg/kg) single dose intravenously was given in rat tail vein at pre-decided time to produce hypercoagulable state. Baseline, 24, 48 and 72 hours duration blood samples were collected for PT, INR, aPTT, platelet count and fibrinogen level, FDP and D-Dimer measurements...
May 2017: Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica
Zamanzima Mazibuko, Sunaina Indermun, Mershen Govender, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C Du Toit, Yahya E Choonara, Girish Modi, Dinesh Naidoo, Viness Pillay
PURPOSE: This study aimed to develop and analyse poly(DL-lactic acid)-methacrylic acid nanospheres bound to the chelating ligand diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA)  for the targeted delivery of amantadine in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: The nanospheres were prepared by a double emulsion solvent evaporation technique statistically optimized employing a 3-Factor Box-Behnken experimental design. Analysis of the particle size, zeta potential, polydispersity (Pdl), morphology, drug entrapment and drug release kinetics were carried out...
2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Xiuzhen Li, Tzer Hwu Ting, Huiying Sheng, Cui Li Liang, Yongxian Shao, Minyan Jiang, Aijing Xu, Yunting Lin, Li Liu
BACKGROUND: There is scarcity of information on the clinical features and genetics of glucokinase-maturity-onset diabetes of the young (GCK-MODY) in China. The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical and molecular characteristics of Chinese children with GCK-MODY. METHODS: Eleven children with asymptomatic hyperglycemia and clinically suspected GCK-MODY were identified from the database of children with diabetes in the biggest children's hospital in South China...
March 6, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Claude Marcus
The Swedish study Better Diabetes Diagnosis (BDD) has now been ongoing for ten years and detailed information and blood samples have been collected from more than 8000 children and adolescents with newly diagnosed diabetes. We have been able to demonstrate that by means of HLA diabetes antibodies and C-peptide the discrimination between type one and type 2 diabetes is improved. These analyses are therefore included in the clinical check-up for all children and adolescents in Sweden who are diagnosed with diabetes...
March 6, 2018: Läkartidningen
Mukesh Kumar, Shilpi Modi, Poonam Rana, Pawan Kumar, Ratnesh Kanwar, Tarun Sekhri, Maria D'souza, Subash Khushu
Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is characterized by mild elevation of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) (range 5-10 μIU/ml) and normal free triiodothyronine (FT3) and free thyroxine (FT4). The cognitive function impairment is well known in thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, but little is known about deficits in brain functions in SCH subjects. Also, whether hormone-replacement treatment is necessary or not in SCH subjects is still debatable. In order to have an insight into the cognition of SCH subjects, intrinsic and extrinsic functional connectivity (FC) of the resting state networks (RSNs) was studied...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
JaBaris D Swain, Colleen Sinnott, Suellen Breakey, Rian Hasson Charles, Gita Mody, Napthal Nyirimanzi, Ceeya Patton-Bolman, Patricia Come, Gapira Ganza, Emmanuel Rusingiza, Nathan Ruhamya, Joseph Mucumbitsi, Jorge Borges, Martin Zammert, Jochen D Muehlschlegel, Robert Oakes, Bruce Leavitt, R Morton Bolman
OBJECTIVE: Despite its near complete eradication in resource-rich countries, rheumatic heart disease remains the most common acquired cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa. With a ratio of physicians/population of 1 per 10,500, including only 4 cardiologists for a population of 11.4 million, Rwanda represents a resource-limited setting lacking the local capacity to detect and treat early cases of strep throat and perform lifesaving operations for advanced rheumatic heart disease...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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