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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088773/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-dialysis-patients-a-10-year-national-cohort-study
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Hung-Jui Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang, Wen-Ing Tsay, Shwu-Huey Her, Cheng-Heng Lin, Chih-Chiang Chien
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis and whether the dialysis modality [hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD)] confers a higher risk for AP as well as complications or mortality related to AP. METHODS: We analyzed national health insurance claims data of 67 078 ESRD patients initiating dialysis between 1999 and 2007 in Taiwan...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088352/mutations-at-the-darkener-of-apricot-locus-modulate-pheromone-production-and-sex-behavior-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Julien Fumey, Claude Wicker-Thomas
Mutations at the Darkener of Apricot (Doa) locus of Drosophila melanogaster alter sexual differentiation by disrupting sex-specific splicing of doublesex pre-mRNA, a key regulator of sex determination. Here, we study the effect of seven Doa alleles and several trans-heterozygous combinations on pheromones and courtship behavior. The cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) profile was slightly masculinized in females, with an accumulation of shorter compounds (C23 and C25) and a reduction in longer compounds (C27 and C29)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087720/a-liminal-stage-after-predictive-testing-for-huntington-disease
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Marcela Gargiulo, Sophie Tezenas du Montcel, Marie France Jutras, Ariane Herson, Cecile Cazeneuve, Alexandra Durr
BACKGROUND: Following predictive testing for Huntington disease (HD), knowledge of one's carrier status may have consequences on disease onset. Our study aimed to address two questions. First, does knowledge of being a carrier of the pathological HD mutation trigger onset of the disease? Second, does this knowledge influence self-awareness and allow carriers to identify signs and symptoms of disease onset? METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 75 HD mutation carriers were examined using the Unified Huntington's Disease Rating Scale (UHDRS) motor score...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087071/development-of-delineation-for-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-region-in-left-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-an-optimized-organ-at-risk
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Jie Lee, Kai-Lung Hua, Shih-Ming Hsu, Jhen-Bin Lin, Chou-Hsien Lee, Kuo-Wei Lu, Kun-Yao Dai, Xu-Nian Huang, Jun-Zhao Huang, Meng-Hao Wu, Yu-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and diagonal branches (DBs) are blurred on computed tomography (CT). We aimed to define the LAD region (LADR) with adequate inclusion of the LAD and DBs and contouring consistency. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The LADR was defined using coronary CT angiograms. The inclusion ratio was used to assess the LAD and DBs inclusion by the LADR. Four radiation oncologists delineated the LAD and LADR, using contrast-enhanced CT of 15 patients undergoing left breast radiotherapy...
January 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086826/offering-patients-therapy-options-in-unplanned-start-options-implementation-of-an-educational-program-is-feasible-and-effective
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Anna Machowska, Mark Dominik Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Patients with unplanned dialysis start (UPS) have worse clinical outcomes than non-UPS patients, and receive peritoneal dialysis (PD) less frequently. In the OPTiONS study of UPS patients, an educational programme (UPS-EP) aiming at improving care of UPS patients by facilitating care pathways and enabling informed choice of dialysis modality was implemented. We here report on impact of UPS-EP on modality choice and clinical outcomes in UPS patients. METHODS: This non-interventional, prospective, multi-center, observational study included 270 UPS patients from 26 centers in 6 European countries (Austria, Germany, Denmark, France, United Kingdom and Sweden) who prior to inclusion presented acutely, or were being followed by nephrologists but required urgent dialysis commencement by an acutely placed CVC or PD catheter...
January 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081211/development-and-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-bacteremia-among-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-in-outpatient-settings
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Sho Sasaki, Takeshi Hasegawa, Hiroo Kawarazaki, Atsushi Nomura, Daisuke Uchida, Takahiro Imaizumi, Masahide Furusho, Hiroki Nishiwaki, Shingo Fukuma, Yugo Shibagaki, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, no reliable clinical prediction rule (CPR) for identifying bacteremia in hemodialysis (HD) patients has been established. The aim of this study was to develop a CPR for bacteremia in maintenance HD patients visiting the outpatient department. METHODS: This multicenter cohort study involved consecutive maintenance HD patients who visited the outpatient clinic or emergency room of seven Japanese institutions between August 2011 and July 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078825/ethanol-combined-with-heparin-as-a-locking-solution-for-the-prevention-of-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Sofia Sofroniadou, Ioanna Revela, Alexandros Kouloubinis, Ioanna Makriniotou, Sinodi Zerbala, Despina Smirloglou, Petros Kalocheretis, Apostolos Drouzas, George Samonis, Christos Iatrou
Introduction Ethanol lock solution has been mainly administered in paediatric and home parenteral nutrition patients in order to prevent catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI). Its utility in hemodialysis (HD) patients with non-tunneled-uncuffed catheter (NTC) has been poorly explored. Methods We conducted a prospective randomized study in chronic HD patients requiring a newly inserted NTC-while awaiting for the maturation of an already established arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG) or tunneled-cuffed catheter insertion...
January 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077779/embryonic-exposure-to-tcdd-impacts-osteogenesis-of-the-axial-skeleton-in-japanese-medaka-oryzias-latipes
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AtLee T D Watson, Antonio Planchart, Carolyn J Mattingly, Christoph Winkler, David M Reif, Seth W Kullman
Recent studies from mammalian, fish, and in vitro models have identified bone and cartilage development as sensitive targets for dioxins and other aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands. In this study, we assess how embryonic 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorochlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) exposure impacts axial osteogenesis in Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes), a vertebrate model of human bone development. Embryos from inbred wild-type Orange-red Hd-dR and 3 transgenic medaka lines (twist:EGFP, osx/sp7:mCherry, col10a1:nlGFP) were exposed to 0...
November 15, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077493/disease-modifying-therapies-modulate-retinal-atrophy-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-retrospective-study
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Julia Button, Omar Al-Louzi, Andrew Lang, Pavan Bhargava, Scott D Newsome, Teresa Frohman, Laura J Balcer, Elliot M Frohman, Jerry Prince, Peter A Calabresi, Shiv Saidha
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively investigate whether disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) exert differential effects on rates of retinal atrophy in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), as assessed using optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: A total of 402 patients with RRMS followed at the Johns Hopkins MS Center who underwent Cirrus-HD OCT were assessed for eligibility. Inclusion criteria included at least 1 year of OCT follow-up and adherence to a single DMT during the period of follow-up...
January 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077371/markers-of-endothelial-damage-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Andrés Carmona, Maria Luisa Agüera, Carlos Luna Ruiz, Paula Buendia, Laura Calleros, Andrea Garcia-Jerez, Manuel Rodríguez-Puyol, Manuel Arias, Marta Arias-Guillen, Gabriel de Arriba, Jose Ballarin, Carmen Bernis, Elvira Fernandez, Sagrario Garcia-Rebollo, Javier Mancha, Gloria Del Peso, Estefania Perez, Esteban Poch, Jose M Portoles, Diego Rodriguez-Puyol, Rafael Sánchez-Villanueva, Felipe Sarro, Armando Torres, Alejandro Martin-Malo, Pedro Aljama, Rafael Ramirez, Julia Carracedo
Patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease who are on hemodialysis (HD) remain in a chronic inflammatory state, characterized by the accumulation of uremic toxins that induce endothelial damage and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our aim was to examine microvesicles (MVs), monocyte subpopulations, and angiopoietins to identify prognostic markers in HD patients with or without diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 160 prevalent HD patients from 10 centers across Spain were obtained from the Biobank of the Nephrology Renal Network (REDinREN, Madrid): 80 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 80 patients without DM who were matched for clinical and demographic criteria...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073995/a-pericentric-inversion-of-chromosome-x-disrupting-f8-and-resulting-in-haemophilia-a
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Yu Xin, Jingyi Zhou, Qiulan Ding, Changming Chen, Xi Wu, Xuefeng Wang, Hongli Wang, Xiaofeng Jiang
AIMS: The frequency of X chromosome pericentric inversion is much less than that of autosome chromosome. We hereby characterise a pericentric inversion of X chromosome associated with severe factor VIII (FVIII) deficiency in a sporadic haemophilia A (HA) pedigree. METHODS: PCR primer walking and genome walking strategies were adopted to identify the exact breakpoints of the inversion. Copy number variations (CNVs) of the F8 and the whole chromosomes were detected by AccuCopy and Affymetrix CytoScan High Definition (HD) assays, respectively...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073901/cardiac-troponin-t-smaller-molecules-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-than-after-onset-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Alma M A Mingels, Eline P M Cardinaels, Natascha J H Broers, Anneke van Sleeuwen, Alexander S Streng, Marja P van Dieijen-Visser, Jeroen P Kooman, Otto Bekers
BACKGROUND: We have found previously that in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is degraded in a time-dependent pattern. We investigated whether cTnT forms differed in patients with chronic cTnT increases, as seen with renal dysfunction, from those in the acute phase of myocardial infarction. METHODS: We separated cTnT forms by gel filtration chromatography (GFC) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients: prehemodialysis (pre-HD) and post-HD (n = 10) and 2 months follow-up (n = 6)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072800/modified-percutaneous-lumbar-foraminoplasty-and-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-instrument-design-technique-notes-and-5-years-follow-up
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Zhen-Zhou Li, Shu-Xun Hou, Wei-Lin Shang, Ke-Ran Song, Hong-Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with an "inside-outside" technique has 4.3% - 10.3% surgical failure rate, especially in central herniated discs (HDs), migrated HDs, and axillary type HDs. PELD with foraminoplasty has been used for complex HDs. Percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF), which is performed with a trephine or bone reamer introduced over a guidewire without a protective working cannula in the original Tessys technique, can quickly cut the hypertrophied bony structure under fluoroscopic guidance, and risk injury to the exiting and traversing nerve roots...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069792/targeting-ent1-and-adenosine-tone-for-the-treatment-of-huntington-s-disease
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Yu-Han Kao, Meng-Syuan Lin, Chiung-Mei Chen, Yih-Ru Wu, Hui-Mei Chen, Hsing-Lin Lai, Yijuang Chern, Chun-Jung Lin
Huntington's disease (HD) is caused by an abnormal CAG expansion in the exon 1 of huntingtin gene. The treatment of HD is an unmet medical need. Given the important role of adenosine in modulating brain activity, in this study, levels of adenosine and adenine nucleotides in the cerebral spinal fluid of patients with HD and in the brain of two mouse models of HD (R6/2 and Hdh(150Q)) were analysed. The expression and activity of ENT1 in the striatum of mice with HD were measured. Targeting adenosine tone for treating HD was examined in R6/2 mice by genetic removal of ENT1 and by giving an ENT1 inhibitor, respectively...
January 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069285/dialysis-modality-and-readmission-following-hospital-discharge-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Jeffrey Perl, Eric McArthur, Chaim Bell, Amit X Garg, Joanne M Bargman, Christopher T Chan, Shai Harel, Lihua Li, Arsh K Jain, Danielle M Nash, Ziv Harel
BACKGROUND: Readmissions following hospital discharge among maintenance dialysis patients are common, potentially modifiable, and costly. Compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis (HD), patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) have fewer routine dialysis clinic encounters and as a result may be more susceptible to a hospital readmission following discharge. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based retrospective-cohort observational study. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: Patients treated with maintenance dialysis who were discharged following an acute-care hospitalization during January 1, 2003, to December 31, 2013, across 164 acute-care hospitals in Ontario, Canada...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069034/health-related-quality-of-life-and-unmet-healthcare-needs-in-huntington-s-disease
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Marleen R van Walsem, Emilie I Howe, Gunvor A Ruud, Jan C Frich, Nada Andelic
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder with a prevalence of 6 per 100.000. Despite increasing research activity on HD, evidence on healthcare utilization, patients' needs for healthcare services and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is still sparse. The present study describes HRQoL in a Norwegian cohort of HD patients, and assesses associations between unmet healthcare and social support service needs and HRQoL. METHODS: In this cross-sectional population-based study, 84 patients with a clinical diagnosis of HD living in the South-East of Norway completed the HRQoL questionnaire EuroQol, EQ-5D-3L...
January 7, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067935/hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-haemodialysis-patients-an-underestimated-problem-factors-influencing-immune-responses-in-ten-years-of-observation-in-an-italian-haemodialysis-centre-and-literature-review
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E Cordova, I Miglia, F Festuccia, M G Sarlo, G Scornavacca, G Punzo, P Menè, C Fofi
OBJECTIVES: Despite universal infection control precautions, the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD) remains high. For this reason anti-HBV vaccination is recommended in these subjects. In hemodialyzed patients vaccinal response is often suboptimal and it's not clear what factors may influence it. STUDY DESIGN: The aim of our study is to assess the influence of some clinical and laboratory factors on seroconversion rate after anti HBV vaccination in a cohort of patients on maintenance HD...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067901/targeting-samhd1-with-the-vpx-protein-to-improve-cytarabine-therapy-for-hematological-malignancies
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Nikolas Herold, Sean G Rudd, Linda Ljungblad, Kumar Sanjiv, Ida Hed Myrberg, Cynthia B J Paulin, Yaser Heshmati, Anna Hagenkort, Juliane Kutzner, Brent D G Page, José M Calderón-Montaño, Olga Loseva, Ann-Sofie Jemth, Lorenzo Bulli, Hanna Axelsson, Bianca Tesi, Nicholas C K Valerie, Andreas Höglund, Julia Bladh, Elisée Wiita, Mikael Sundin, Michael Uhlin, Georgios Rassidakis, Mats Heyman, Katja Pokrovskaja Tamm, Ulrika Warpman-Berglund, Julian Walfridsson, Sören Lehmann, Dan Grandér, Thomas Lundbäck, Per Kogner, Jan-Inge Henter, Thomas Helleday, Torsten Schaller
The cytostatic deoxycytidine analog cytarabine (ara-C) is the most active agent available against acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Together with anthracyclines, ara-C forms the backbone of AML treatment for children and adults. In AML, both the cytotoxicity of ara-C in vitro and the clinical response to ara-C therapy are correlated with the ability of AML blasts to accumulate the active metabolite ara-C triphosphate (ara-CTP), which causes DNA damage through perturbation of DNA synthesis. Differences in expression levels of known transporters or metabolic enzymes relevant to ara-C only partially account for patient-specific differential ara-CTP accumulation in AML blasts and response to ara-C treatment...
January 9, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067806/high-uric-acid-ameliorates-indoxyl-sulfate-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-and-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-among-hemodialysis-patients
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Wei-Liang Hsu, Szu-Yuan Li, Jia-Sin Liu, Po-Hsun Huang, Shing-Jong Lin, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Yao-Ping Lin, Der-Cherng Tarng
High uric acid (UA) can act as a pro-oxidant in normal physiological conditions; however, emerging evidence is still debatable with regard to the association between high UA and poor outcomes among chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients. In the present study, 27,229 stable prevalent HD patients were enrolled and divided into four groups according to the quartiles of baseline UA concentration, and 5737 died during a median follow-up of 38 months. Multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that a UA level of <6...
January 6, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067473/role-of-uremic-toxins-on-apoptosis-with-varying-periods-of-hemodialysis
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Zeynep Hünkerler, Tülay Köken, Buğra Koca, Ahmet Kahraman
Increased apoptotic cell death in uremic patients has been confirmed by a variety of studies. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of uremic toxins and duration of hemodialysis (HD) therapy on apoptosis by means of measuring serum caspase cleaved CK18 (CCCK-18) levels. Seventy chronic HD patients were recruited and divided into three groups with differing periods of HD, from 6 months to 10 years. Twelve healthy subjects served as controls. Serum CCCK-18 level was found significantly higher in HD patient groups (Group 2; 189 ± 71 IU/L, Group 3; 182 ± 65 IU/L, Group 4; 204 ± 111 IU/L) as compared to the control group (122 ± 20 U/L) (P < 0...
January 9, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
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