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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222112/genome-wide-study-of-resistant-hypertension-identified-from-electronic-health-records
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Logan Dumitrescu, Marylyn D Ritchie, Joshua C Denny, Nihal M El Rouby, Caitrin W McDonough, Yuki Bradford, Andrea H Ramirez, Suzette J Bielinski, Melissa A Basford, High Seng Chai, Peggy Peissig, David Carrell, Jyotishman Pathak, Luke V Rasmussen, Xiaoming Wang, Jennifer A Pacheco, Abel N Kho, M Geoffrey Hayes, Martha Matsumoto, Maureen E Smith, Rongling Li, Rhonda M Cooper-DeHoff, Iftikhar J Kullo, Christopher G Chute, Rex L Chisholm, Gail P Jarvik, Eric B Larson, David Carey, Catherine A McCarty, Marc S Williams, Dan M Roden, Erwin Bottinger, Julie A Johnson, Mariza de Andrade, Dana C Crawford
Resistant hypertension is defined as high blood pressure that remains above treatment goals in spite of the concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents from different classes. Despite the important health consequences of resistant hypertension, few studies of resistant hypertension have been conducted. To perform a genome-wide association study for resistant hypertension, we defined and identified cases of resistant hypertension and hypertensives with treated, controlled hypertension among >47,500 adults residing in the US linked to electronic health records (EHRs) and genotyped as part of the electronic MEdical Records & GEnomics (eMERGE) Network...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221817/neuroprotective-effect-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-the-6-ohda-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-is-mediated-by-a-reduction-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase
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Marco Aurélio Mori, Ana Marcia Delattre, Bruno Carabelli, Claudia Pudell, Mariza Bortolanza, Pedro Vinícius Staziaki, Jesuí Vergilio Visentainer, Paula Fernandes Montanher, Elaine A Del Bel, Anete Curte Ferraz
OBJECTIVE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by deterioration of the nigrostriatal system and associated with chronic neuroinflammation. Glial activation has been associated with regulating the survival of dopaminergic neurons and is thought to contribute to PD through the release of proinflammatory and neurotoxic factors, such as reactive nitric oxide (NO) that triggers or exacerbates neurodegeneration in PD. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) exert protective effects, including antiinflammatory, antiapoptotic, and antioxidant activity, and may be promising for delaying or preventing PD by attenuating neuroinflammation and preserving dopaminergic neurons...
February 21, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203683/identification-of-unique-venous-thromboembolism-susceptibility-variants-in-african-americans
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John A Heit, Sebastian M Armasu, Bryan M McCauley, Iftikhar J Kullo, Hugues Sicotte, Jyotishman Pathak, Christopher G Chute, Omri Gottesman, Erwin P Bottinger, Joshua C Denny, Dan M Roden, Rongling Li, Marylyn D Ritchie, Mariza de Andrade
To identify novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) in African-Americans (AAs), we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of VTE in AAs using the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, comprised of seven sites each with DNA biobanks (total ~39,200 unique DNA samples) with genome-wide SNP data (imputed to 1000 Genomes Project cosmopolitan reference panel) and linked to electronic health records (EHRs). Using a validated EHR-driven phenotype extraction algorithm, we identified VTE cases and controls and tested for an association between each SNP and VTE using unconditional logistic regression, adjusted for age, sex, stroke, site-platform combination and sickle cell risk genotype...
February 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193665/chicken-meat-as-reservoir-of-colistin-resistant-escherichia-coli-carrying-mcr-1-genes-in-south-america
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Daniel F M do Monte, Andressa Mem, Miriam R Fernandes, Louise Cerdeira, Fernanda Esposito, Julia A Galvão, Bernadette D G M Franco, Nilton Lincopan, Mariza Landgraf
The detection and rapid spread of colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae carrying the mcr-1 gene has created an urgent need to strengthen surveillance. In this study, eight clonally unrelated colistin-resistant Escherichia coli isolates carrying mcr-1, and blaCTX-M or blaCMY-2 genes, were isolated from commercial chicken meat in Brazil. Most E. coli carried IncX4 plasmids, previously identified in human and animal isolates. These results highlight a new reservoir of mcr-1-harboring E. coli in South America.
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154879/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-detection-of-asymptomatic-malignant-melanoma-recurrence
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Ismaheel Lawal, Thabo Lengana, Kehinde Ololade, Tebatso Boshomane, Florette Reyneke, Moshe Modiselle, Mariza Vorster, Mike Sathekge
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FDG PET/CT in the detection of asymptomatic recurrence in patients with malignant melanoma who have had resection of their primary lesion. We also aimed to determine the pattern and factors predisposing to disease recurrence. METHODS: Patients with malignant melanoma who have had surgical resection of their disease and without any clinical evidence of disease recurrence were followed-up with FDG PET/CT. The diagnostic accuracy of FDG PET/CT, pattern of recurrence and factors predictive of disease recurrence were determined...
February 3, 2017: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106732/familial-lung-cancer-a-brief-history-from-the-earliest-work-to-the-most-recent-studies
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REVIEW
Anthony M Musolf, Claire L Simpson, Mariza de Andrade, Diptasri Mandal, Colette Gaba, Ping Yang, Yafang Li, Ming You, Elena Y Kupert, Marshall W Anderson, Ann G Schwartz, Susan M Pinney, Christopher I Amos, Joan E Bailey-Wilson
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the United States, killing roughly one of four cancer patients in 2016. While it is well-established that lung cancer is caused primarily by environmental effects (particularly tobacco smoking), there is evidence for genetic susceptibility. Lung cancer has been shown to aggregate in families, and segregation analyses have hypothesized a major susceptibility locus for the disease. Genetic association studies have provided strong evidence for common risk variants of small-to-moderate effect...
January 17, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102761/virulent-nontyphoidal-salmonella-producing-ctx-m-and-cmy-2-%C3%AE-lactamases-from-livestock-food-and-human-infection-brazil
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Quézia Moura, Miriam R Fernandes, Ketrin C Silva, Daniel F Monte, Fernanda Esposito, Milena Dropa, César Noronha, Andrea M Moreno, Mariza Landgraf, Fábio J Negrão, Nilton Lincopan
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January 19, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076512/mutation-analysis-of-nanos3-in-brazilian-women-with-primary-ovarian-failure
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Braian Lucas A Sousa, Mirian Yumie Nishi, Mariza Gerdulo Santos, Vinicius Nahime Brito, Sorahia Domenice, Berenice B Mendonca
OBJECTIVES: Primary ovarian failure is a rare disorder, and approximately 90% of cases are of unknown etiology. The aim of this study was to search for mutations in NANOS3, a gene that was recently related to the etiology of primary ovarian failure, in a group of Brazilian women. METHODS: We screened for NANOS3 DNA variants in 30 consecutive women who were previously diagnosed with primary ovarian failure, of unknown etiology and compared the results with those from 185 women with normal fertility...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050707/effect-of-parental-obesity-and-gestational-diabetes-on-child-neuropsychological-and-behavioral-development-at-4%C3%A2-years-of-age-the-rhea-mother-child-cohort-crete-greece
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Vasiliki Daraki, Theano Roumeliotaki, Katerina Koutra, Vaggelis Georgiou, Mariza Kampouri, Andriani Kyriklaki, Marina Vafeiadi, Stathis Papavasiliou, Manolis Kogevinas, Leda Chatzi
Studies have suggested an association between maternal obesity pre-pregnancy and gestational diabetes (GDM) with impaired offspring neurodevelopment, but it is not clear if these associations are explained by shared familiar characteristics. We aimed to assess the associations of maternal and paternal obesity, maternal glucose intolerance in early pregnancy and GDM, with offspring neurodevelopment at 4 years of age. We included 772 mother-child pairs from the "Rhea" Mother-Child cohort in Crete, Greece. Data on maternal/paternal body mass index (BMI) and maternal fasting serum samples for glucose and insulin measurements were collected at 12 weeks of gestation...
January 3, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002173/higher-preablative-serum-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-level-predicts-radioiodine-ablation-effectiveness-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
#10
Ismaheel O Lawal, Nozipho E Nyakale, Lerwine M Harry, Thabo Lengana, Neo P Mokgoro, Mariza Vorster, Mike M Sathekge
INTRODUCTION: Radioiodine ablation of remnant thyroid tissue is an important adjuvant therapy of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) after thyroidectomy. Elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level is necessary for successful ablation. The optimum level of serum TSH level necessary for successful radioiodine ablation of well-DTC is, however, yet to be defined. We aimed to determine whether higher serum TSH level will result in a better rate of complete ablation of well-DTC using iodine-131 (I) following initial thyroidectomy...
March 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992413/genome-wide-association-study-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-identifies-new-risk-loci-and-quantifies-the-genetic-relationship-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Sun-Gou Ji, Brian D Juran, Sören Mucha, Trine Folseraas, Luke Jostins, Espen Melum, Natsuhiko Kumasaka, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Erik M Schlicht, Jimmy Z Liu, Tejas Shah, Javier Gutierrez-Achury, Kirsten M Boberg, Annika Bergquist, Severine Vermeire, Bertus Eksteen, Peter R Durie, Martti Farkkila, Tobias Müller, Christoph Schramm, Martina Sterneck, Tobias J Weismüller, Daniel N Gotthardt, David Ellinghaus, Felix Braun, Andreas Teufel, Mattias Laudes, Wolfgang Lieb, Gunnar Jacobs, Ulrich Beuers, Rinse K Weersma, Cisca Wijmenga, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Piotr Milkiewicz, Albert Pares, Kimmo Kontula, Olivier Chazouillères, Pietro Invernizzi, Elizabeth Goode, Kelly Spiess, Carmel Moore, Jennifer Sambrook, Willem H Ouwehand, David J Roberts, John Danesh, Annarosa Floreani, Aliya F Gulamhusein, John E Eaton, Stefan Schreiber, Catalina Coltescu, Christopher L Bowlus, Velimir A Luketic, Joseph A Odin, Kapil B Chopra, Kris V Kowdley, Naga Chalasani, Michael P Manns, Brijesh Srivastava, George Mells, Richard N Sandford, Graeme Alexander, Daniel J Gaffney, Roger W Chapman, Gideon M Hirschfield, Mariza de Andrade, Simon M Rushbrook, Andre Franke, Tom H Karlsen, Konstantinos N Lazaridis, Carl A Anderson
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare progressive disorder leading to bile duct destruction; ∼75% of patients have comorbid inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We undertook the largest genome-wide association study of PSC (4,796 cases and 19,955 population controls) and identified four new genome-wide significant loci. The most associated SNP at one locus affects splicing and expression of UBASH3A, with the protective allele (C) predicted to cause nonstop-mediated mRNA decay and lower expression of UBASH3A...
February 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930925/effects-of-green-tea-and-bisphosphonate-association-on-dental-socket-repair-of-rats
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Edson Yoshihiro Mada, Alana Claro Cunha Santos, Angelica Cristina Fonseca, Claudia Cristina Biguetti, Fernando Tozze Alves Neves, Patrícia Pinto Saraiva, Mariza Akemi Matsumoto
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of green tea intake and zoledronic acid intravenous therapy on teeth socket repair. DESIGN: Sixty male albinus Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups: C-Control, intravenous (IV) 0.9% saline solution (SS), GT-1% green tea in drinking water and IV SS, BP-IV zoledronic acid (BP), and BP+GT-IV BP and 1% green tea. 0.035mg/kg of BP was administered every two weeks. After ten weeks, right upper molars were extracted and the green tea started to be offered for GT and BP+GT...
December 5, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908689/pcsk9-genetic-variants-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomisation-study
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Amand F Schmidt, Daniel I Swerdlow, Michael V Holmes, Riyaz S Patel, Zammy Fairhurst-Hunter, Donald M Lyall, Fernando Pires Hartwig, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Elina Hyppönen, Christine Power, Max Moldovan, Erik van Iperen, G Kees Hovingh, Ilja Demuth, Kristina Norman, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Juri Demuth, Lars Bertram, Tian Liu, Stefan Coassin, Johann Willeit, Stefan Kiechl, Karin Willeit, Dan Mason, John Wright, Richard Morris, Goya Wanamethee, Peter Whincup, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Stela McLachlan, Jackie F Price, Mika Kivimaki, Catherine Welch, Adelaida Sanchez-Galvez, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Andrew Nicolaides, Andrie G Panayiotou, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Giuseppe Matullo, Giovanni Fiorito, Simonetta Guarrera, Carlotta Sacerdote, Nicholas J Wareham, Claudia Langenberg, Robert Scott, Jian'an Luan, Martin Bobak, Sofia Malyutina, Andrzej Pająk, Ruzena Kubinova, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Hynek Pikhart, Lise Lotte Nystrup Husemoen, Niels Grarup, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Hansen, Allan Linneberg, Kenneth Starup Simonsen, Jackie Cooper, Steve E Humphries, Murray Brilliant, Terrie Kitchner, Hakon Hakonarson, David S Carrell, Catherine A McCarty, H Lester Kirchner, Eric B Larson, David R Crosslin, Mariza de Andrade, Dan M Roden, Joshua C Denny, Cara Carty, Stephen Hancock, John Attia, Elizabeth Holliday, Martin O'Donnell, Salim Yusuf, Michael Chong, Guillaume Pare, Pim van der Harst, M Abdullah Said, Ruben N Eppinga, Niek Verweij, Harold Snieder, Tim Christen, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Stefan Gustafsson, Lars Lind, Erik Ingelsson, Raha Pazoki, Oscar Franco, Albert Hofman, Andre Uitterlinden, Abbas Dehghan, Alexander Teumer, Sebastian Baumeister, Marcus Dörr, Markus M Lerch, Uwe Völker, Henry Völzke, Joey Ward, Jill P Pell, Daniel J Smith, Tom Meade, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee, Ekaterina V Baranova, Robin Young, Ian Ford, Archie Campbell, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Michiel L Bots, Diederick E Grobbee, Philippe Froguel, Dorothée Thuillier, Beverley Balkau, Amélie Bonnefond, Bertrand Cariou, Melissa Smart, Yanchun Bao, Meena Kumari, Anubha Mahajan, Paul M Ridker, Daniel I Chasman, Alex P Reiner, Leslie A Lange, Marylyn D Ritchie, Folkert W Asselbergs, Juan-Pablo Casas, Brendan J Keating, David Preiss, Aroon D Hingorani, Naveed Sattar
BACKGROUND: Statin treatment and variants in the gene encoding HMG-CoA reductase are associated with reductions in both the concentration of LDL cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease, but also with modest hyperglycaemia, increased bodyweight, and modestly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, which in no way offsets their substantial benefits. We sought to investigate the associations of LDL cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 variants with type 2 diabetes and related biomarkers to gauge the likely effects of PCSK9 inhibitors on diabetes risk...
February 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899403/meta-analysis-of-genome-wide-association-studies-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-identifies-four-new-disease-specific-risk-loci
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Gregory T Jones, Gerard Tromp, Helena Kuivaniemi, Solveig Gretarsdottir, Annette F Baas, Betti Giusti, Ewa Strauss, Femke N G Van't Hof, Thomas R Webb, Robert Erdman, Marylyn D Ritchie, James R Elmore, Anurag Verma, Sarah Pendergrass, Iftikhar J Kullo, Zi Ye, Peggy L Peissig, Omri Gottesman, Shefali S Verma, Jennifer Malinowski, Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Kenneth M Borthwick, Diane T Smelser, David R Crosslin, Mariza de Andrade, Evan J Ryer, Catherine A McCarty, Erwin P Böttinger, Jennifer A Pacheco, Dana C Crawford, David S Carrell, Glenn S Gerhard, David P Franklin, David J Carey, Victoria L Phillips, Michael J A Williams, Wenhua Wei, Ross Blair, Andrew A Hill, Thodor M Vasudevan, David R Lewis, Ian A Thomson, Jo Krysa, Geraldine B Hill, Justin Roake, Tony R Merriman, Grzegorz Oszkinis, Silvia Galora, Claudia Saracini, Rosanna Abbate, Raffaele Pulli, Carlo Pratesi, Athanasios Saratzis, Ana R Verissimo, Suzannah Bumpstead, Stephen A Badger, Rachel E Clough, Gillian Cockerill, Hany Hafez, D Julian A Scott, T Simon Futers, Simon P R Romaine, Katherine Bridge, Kathryn J Griffin, Marc A Bailey, Alberto Smith, Matthew M Thompson, Frank M van Bockxmeer, Stefan E Matthiasson, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Jan D Blankensteijn, Joep A W Teijink, Cisca Wijmenga, Jacqueline de Graaf, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Jes S Lindholt, Anne Hughes, Declan T Bradley, Kathleen Stirrups, Jonathan Golledge, Paul E Norman, Janet T Powell, Steve E Humphries, Stephen E Hamby, Alison H Goodall, Christopher P Nelson, Natzi Sakalihasan, Audrey Courtois, Robert E Ferrell, Per Eriksson, Lasse Folkersen, Anders Franco-Cereceda, John D Eicher, Andrew D Johnson, Christer Betsholtz, Arno Ruusalepp, Oscar Franzén, Eric E Schadt, Johan L M Björkegren, Leonard Lipovich, Anne M Drolet, Eric L Verhoeven, Clark J Zeebregts, Robert H Geelkerken, Marc R van Sambeek, Steven M van Sterkenburg, Jean-Paul de Vries, Kari Stefansson, John R Thompson, Paul I W de Bakker, Panos Deloukas, Robert D Sayers, Seamus C Harrison, Andre M van Rij, Nilesh J Samani, Matthew J Bown
RATIONALE: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a complex disease with both genetic and environmental risk factors. Together, 6 previously identified risk loci only explain a small proportion of the heritability of AAA. OBJECTIVE: To identify additional AAA risk loci using data from all available genome-wide association studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through a meta-analysis of 6 genome-wide association study data sets and a validation study totaling 10 204 cases and 107 766 controls, we identified 4 new AAA risk loci: 1q32...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859864/l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-and-neuroinflammation-do-microglia-and-astrocytes-play-a-role
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REVIEW
Anna R Carta, Giovanna Mulas, Mariza Bortolanza, Terence Duarte, Elisabetta Pillai, Gilberto Fisone, Rita Raisman Vozari, Elaine Del-Bel
In Parkinson's disease (PD), l-DOPA therapy leads to the emergence of motor complications including l-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). LID relies on a sequence of pre- and postsynaptic neuronal events, leading to abnormal corticostriatal neurotransmission and maladaptive changes in striatal projection neurons. In recent years, additional non-neuronal mechanisms have been proposed to contribute to LID. Among these mechanisms, considerable attention has been focused on l-DOPA-induced inflammatory responses. Microglia and astrocytes are the main actors in neuroinflammatory responses, and their double role at the interface between immune and neurophysiological responses is starting to be elucidated...
January 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852313/regional-and-social-inequalities-in-the-performance-of-pap-test-and-screening-mammography-and-their-correlation-with-lifestyle-brazilian-national-health-survey-2013
#16
Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Maria do Carmo Leal, Elaine Fernandes Viellas de Oliveira, Ana Paula Esteves-Pereira, Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama
BACKGROUND: Mass population screening for the early detection of cervical and breast cancer has been shown to be a safe and effective strategy worldwide and has reduced the incidence and mortality rates of these diseases. The aim of this study is to analyse the reach of screening tests for cervical and breast cancer according to sociodemographic variables and to analyse their correlation with a healthy lifestyle. METHODS: We have analysed data collected from 31...
November 17, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825766/microbiology-of-organic-and-conventionally-grown-fresh-produce
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REVIEW
Daniele F Maffei, Erika Y Batalha, Mariza Landgraf, Donald W Schaffner, Bernadette D G M Franco
Fresh produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops, including fruits and vegetables. Organic agriculture has been on the rise and attracting the attention of the food production sector, since it uses eco-agricultural principles that are ostensibly environmentally-friendly and provides products potentially free from the residues of agrochemicals. Organic farming practices such as the use of animal manure can however increase the risk of contamination by enteric pathogenic microorganisms and may consequently pose health risks...
December 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822700/-68-ga-psma-hbed-cc-pet-imaging-in-breast-carcinoma-patients
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Mike Sathekge, Thabo Lengana, Moshe Modiselle, Mariza Vorster, JanRijn Zeevaart, Alex Maes, Thomas Ebenhan, Christophe Van de Wiele
BACKGROUND: To report on imaging findings using (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET in a series of 19 breast carcinoma patients. METHODS: (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET imaging results obtained were compared to routinely performed staging examinations and analyzed as to lesion location and progesterone receptor status. RESULTS: Out of 81 tumor lesions identified, 84% were identified on (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET. (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC SUVmean values of distant metastases proved significantly higher (mean, 6...
November 8, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797990/cohort-profile-the-baependi-heart-study-a-family-based-highly-admixed-cohort-study-in-a-rural-brazilian-town
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Kieren J Egan, Malcolm von Schantz, André B Negrão, Hadassa C Santos, Andréa R V R Horimoto, Nubia E Duarte, Guilherme C Gonçalves, Júlia M P Soler, Mariza de Andrade, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Homero Vallada, Tâmara P Taporoski, Mario Pedrazzoli, Ana P Azambuja, Camila M de Oliveira, Rafael O Alvim, José E Krieger, Alexandre C Pereira
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major challenge to global health. The same epidemiological transition scenario is replayed as countries develop, but with variations based on environment, culture and ethnic mixture. The Baependi Heart Study was set up in 2005 to develop a longitudinal family-based cohort study that reflects on some of the genetic and lifestyle-related peculiarities of the Brazilian populations, in order to evaluate genetic and environmental influences on CVD risk factor traits...
October 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785366/quantitative-imaging-for-development-of-companion-diagnostics-to-drugs-targeting-hgf-met
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Fangjin Huang, Zhaoxuan Ma, Sara Pollan, Xiaopu Yuan, Steven Swartwood, Arkadiusz Gertych, Maria Rodriguez, Jayati Mallick, Sanica Bhele, Maha Guindi, Deepti Dhall, Ann E Walts, Shikha Bose, Mariza de Peralta Venturina, Alberto M Marchevsky, Daniel J Luthringer, Stephan M Feller, Benjamin Berman, Michael R Freeman, W Gregory Alvord, George Vande Woude, Mahul B Amin, Beatrice S Knudsen
The limited clinical success of anti-HGF/MET drugs can be attributed to the lack of predictive biomarkers that adequately select patients for treatment. We demonstrate here that quantitative digital imaging of formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues stained by immunohistochemistry can be used to measure signals from weakly staining antibodies and provides new opportunities to develop assays for detection of MET receptor activity. To establish a biomarker panel of MET activation, we employed seven antibodies measuring protein expression in the HGF/MET pathway in 20 cases and up to 80 cores from 18 human cancer types...
October 2016: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
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