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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938541/differential-expression-of-circulating-biomarkers-of-tumor-phenotype-and-outcomes-in-previously-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-erlotinib-vs-cytotoxic-chemotherapy
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Mary Jo Fidler, Casey Frankenberger, Richard Seto, Gabriela C Lobato, Cristina L Fhied, Selina Sayidine, Sanjib Basu, Mark Pool, Reem Karmali, Marta Batus, Wen-Rong Lie, David Hayes, Jehangir Mistry, Philip Bonomi, Jeffrey A Borgia
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to identify serum biomarkers capable of predicting clinical outcomes in previously-treated NSCLC patients with wild-type for EGFR activating mutations or insufficient tissue for mutation status determination. METHODS: Sixty-six Luminex immunoassays representative of biological themes that emerged from a re-analysis of transcriptome data from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) were evaluate against pretreatment serum specimens from previously-treated advanced NSCLC patients received either cytotoxic chemotherapy (n=32) or erlotinib (n=79)...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938490/expression-of-contactin-4-is-associated-with-malignant-behavior-in-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas
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Lucie Evenepoel, Francien H van Nederveen, Lindsey Oudijk, Thomas G Papathomas, David F Restuccia, Eric J T Belt, Wouter W de Herder, Richard A Feelders, Gaston J H Franssen, Marc Hamoir, Dominique Maiter, Aurel Perren, Henri J L M Timmers, Susanne van Eeden, Laurent Vroonen, Selda Aydin, Mercedes Robledo, Miikka Vikkula, Ronald R de Krijger, Winand N M Dinjens, Alexandre Persu, Esther Korpershoek
Context: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGL) are rare neuroendocrine, usually benign tumors. Currently, the only reliable criterion of malignancy is the presence of metastases. Objective: The aim was to identify genes associated with malignancy in PPGL. Design: Transcriptomic profiling was performed on 40 benign and 11 malignant PPGL. Genes showing a significantly different expression between benign and malignant PPGL with a ratio ≥ 4 were confirmed, and subsequently tested in an independent series by qRT-PCR...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938101/exposure-to-particulate-matter-air-pollution-and-risk-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-two-large-cohorts-of-us-nurses
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N Palacios, K L Munger, K C Fitzgerald, J E Hart, T Chitnis, A Ascherio, F Laden
BACKGROUND: Air pollution is thought to raise the risk of neurological disease by promoting neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, glial activation and cerebrovascular damage. Multiple Sclerosis is a common auto-immune disorder, primarily affecting young women. We conducted, to a large prospective study of particulate matter (PM) exposure and multiple sclerosis (MS) risk in two prospective cohorts of women: the Nurses Health Study (NHS) and the Nurses Health Study II (NHS II). METHODS: Cumulative average exposure to different size fractions of PM up to the onset of MS was estimated using spatio-temporal models...
September 19, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938020/seasonal-variations-in-carbon-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-concentrations-and-c-n-p-stoichiometry-in-different-organs-of-a-larix-principis-rupprechtii-mayr-plantation-in-the-qinling-mountains-china
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Hailiang Li, M James C Crabbe, Fuli Xu, Weiling Wang, Lihui Ma, Ruilong Niu, Xing Gao, Xingxing Li, Pei Zhang, Xin Ma, Haikui Chen
Understanding how concentrations of elements and their stoichiometry change with plant growth and age is critical for predicting plant community responses to environmental change. We used long-term field experiments to explore how the leaf, stem and root carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) concentrations and their stoichiometry changed with growth and stand age in a L. principis-rupprechtii Mayr. plantation from 2012-2015 in the Qinling Mountains, China. Our results showed that the C, N and P concentrations and stoichiometric ratios in different tissues of larch stands were affected by stand age, organ type and sampling month and displayed multiple correlations with increased stand age in different growing seasons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937530/effects-of-magnesium-chloride-on-rocuronium-induced-neuromuscular-blockade-and-sugammadex-reversal-in-an-isolated-rat-phrenic-nerve-hemidiaphragm-preparation-an-in-vitro-study
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Tae-Yun Sung, Hwang-Ju You, Choon-Kyu Cho, Hey Ran Choi, Yong Beom Kim, Yong Sup Shin, Hong Seuk Yang
BACKGROUND: Magnesium potentiates the effects of nondepolarising muscle relaxants. However, few studies have used magnesium chloride (MgCl2). Sugammadex reverses neuromuscular block by steroidal nondepolarising muscle relaxants. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of MgCl2 on rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade and its reversal by sugammadex. DESIGN: In-vitro experimental study. SETTING: Animal laboratory, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea, from 20 March 2016 to 3 April 2016...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937504/the-impact-of-fluid-overload-on-outcomes-in-children-treated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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David T Selewski, David J Askenazi, Brian C Bridges, David S Cooper, Geoffrey M Fleming, Matthew L Paden, Mark Verway, Rashmi Sahay, Eileen King, Michael Zappitelli
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the epidemiology of fluid overload and its association with mortality and duration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Six tertiary children's hospital ICUs. PATIENTS: Seven hundred fifty-six children younger than 18 years old treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for greater than or equal to 24 hours from January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2011...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937239/nasal-nitric-oxide-in-healthy-adults-reference-values-and-affecting-factors
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M Antosova, D Mokra, I Tonhajzerova, P Mikolka, P Kosutova, M Mestanik, L Pepucha, J Plevkova, T Buday, V Calkovsky, A Bencova
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important endogenous mediator with significant role in the respiratory system. Many endogenous and exogenous factors influence the synthesis of NO and its level is significantly changed during the inflammation. Analysis of nasal nitric oxide (nNO) is not validated so far as the diagnostic method. There is a lack of reference values with possible identification of factors modulating the nNO levels. In healthy adult volunteers (n=141) we studied nasal NO values by NIOX MINO® (Aerocrine, Sweden) according to the recommendations of the ATS & ERS...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936696/effects-of-dietary-l-methionine-supplementation-on-intestinal-integrity-and-oxidative-status-in-intrauterine-growth-retarded-weanling-piglets
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Weipeng Su, Hao Zhang, Zhixiong Ying, Yue Li, Le Zhou, Fei Wang, Lili Zhang, Tian Wang
PURPOSE: The present study investigated whether dietary methionine supplementation might protect against intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR)-induced damage in the intestine of piglets. METHODS: Thirty normal birth weight (NBW) female piglets and sixty same-sex IUGR piglets were weaned at 21 days of postnatal age and fed the control diet (4.0 g methionine per kg of feed, NBW-CON, and IUGR-CON groups) or the methionine-supplemented diet (5.2 g methionine per kg of feed, IUGR-MET group) for 28 days (n = 6)...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935400/adjuvant-sunitinib-in-high-risk-patients-with-uveal-melanoma-comparison-with-institutional-controls
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Matias E Valsecchi, Marlana Orloff, Rino Sato, Inna Chervoneva, Carol L Shields, Jerry A Shields, Michael J Mastrangelo, Takami Sato
PURPOSE: To compare overall survival in high-risk patients with primary uveal melanoma who received adjuvant sunitinib with institutional controls. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. PARTICIPANTS: Selection criteria were (1) monosomy 3 and 8q amplification by cytogenetic or DecisionDx-UM Class 2 and (2) monosomy 3 and large tumor size (T3-4 by American Joint Committee on Cancer classification). Exclusion criteria were date of diagnosis before 2007 or after 2013 and age <18 years...
September 18, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935185/impact-of-hospital-case-volume-on-testicular-cancer-outcomes-and-practice-patterns
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Solomon L Woldu, Justin T Matulay, Timothy N Clinton, Nirmish Singla, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Ryan C Hutchinson, Arthur Sagalowsky, Yair Lotan, Vitaly Margulis, Aditya Bagrodia
BACKGROUND: Given the rarity of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) and the complex aspects of management, we evaluate the effect of hospital TGCT case volume on overall survival outcomes and practice patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for patients diagnosed with seminoma or nonseminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT). Hospitals were classified by case volume as high (99th percentile, ≥26.1 cases annually), high-intermediate (95-99th percentile, 14...
September 18, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934895/high-early-fluid-input-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-combined-report-of-association-with-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-and-feasibility-of-cardiac-output-guided-fluid-restriction
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Leonie J M Vergouw, Mohamud Egal, Bas Bergmans, Diederik W J Dippel, Hester F Lingsma, Mervyn D I Vergouwen, Peter W A Willems, Annemarie W Oldenbeuving, Jan Bakker, Mathieu van der Jagt
BACKGROUND: Guidelines on the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) recommend euvolemia, whereas hypervolemia may cause harm. We investigated whether high early fluid input is associated with delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI), and if fluid input can be safely decreased using transpulmonary thermodilution (TPT). METHODS: We retrospectively included aSAH patients treated at an academic intensive care unit (2007-2011; cohort 1) or managed with TPT (2011-2013; cohort 2)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934801/increasing-rates-of-imaging-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-implications-for-spinal-cord-stimulation
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S Harrison Farber, Jing L Han, Frank W Petraglia Iii, Robert Gramer, Siyun Yang, Promila Pagadala, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Jeffrey R Petrella, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) has a high incidence following spinal surgery, is notoriously refractory to treatment, and results in high health care utilization. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a well-accepted modality for pain relief in this population; however, until recently magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was prohibited due to risk of heat conduction through the device. OBJECTIVES: We examined trends in imaging use over the past decade in patients with FBSS to determine its impact on health care utilization and implications for patients receiving SCS...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934725/prenatal-exposure-to-mercury-associations-with-global-dna-methylation-and-hydroxymethylation-in-cord-blood-and-in-childhood
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Andres Cardenas, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Lode Godderis, Radu-Corneliu Duca, Ana Navas-Acien, Augusto A Litonjua, Dawn L DeMeo, Kasey J Brennan, Chitra J Amarasiriwardena, Marie-France Hivert, Matthew W Gillman, Emily Oken, Andrea A Baccarelli
BACKGROUND: Mercury is a global pollutant, and prenatal exposure is associated with adverse health effects. To date, no studies have evaluated the association between prenatal mercury exposure and DNA hydroxymethylation, an epigenetic modification important for tissue differentiation and embryonic development. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the association between prenatal mercury exposure and offspring global DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation at birth and test for persistence of the association in childhood...
August 29, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934527/proton-mr-spectroscopy-in-patients-with-sleep-related-hypermotor-epilepsy-she-evidence-of-altered-cingulate-cortex-metabolism
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Ilaria Naldi, Francesca Bisulli, Claudia Testa, Giovanni Rizzo, Lorenzo Ferri, Laura L Gramegna, Laura Licchetta, Raffaele Lodi, Caterina Tonon, Paolo Tinuper
Study Objectives: To identify structural and/or metabolic alterations in patients with sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy (SHE) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and proton MR spectroscopy (1H-MRS). Methods: Nineteen SHE patients (seven males; 34.7 ± 9.7 years, mean age ± standard deviation) and 17 matched healthy volunteers (seven males; 34.0 ± 8.9 years) were included in the study. In all patients, the diagnosis of SHE was confirmed by video-polysomnographic recording of seizures...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934420/higher-prevalence-and-faster-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-middle-aged-individuals-compared-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-uninfected-controls
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Katherine W Kooij, Liffert Vogt, Ferdinand W N M Wit, Marc van der Valk, Rosan A van Zoest, Abraham Goorhuis, Maria Prins, Frank A Post, Peter Reiss
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals are at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Human immunodeficiency virus infection, traditional CKD risk factors, and combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) may all contribute. Methods: We compared prevalence of renal impairment (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] <60 mL/min/1.73m2), albuminuria (albumin/creatinine ratio ≥3 mg/mmol), and proximal renal tubular dysfunction (retinol-binding protein/creatinine ratio >2...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934233/cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-after-breast-cancer-in-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Na-Jin Park, Yuefang Chang, Catherine Bender, Yvette Conley, Rowan T Chlebowski, G J van Londen, Randi Foraker, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Marcia L Stefanick, Lewis H Kuller
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among older postmenopausal women. The impact of postmenopausal breast cancer on CVD for older women is uncertain. We hypothesized that older postmenopausal women with breast cancer would be at a higher risk of CVD than similar aged women without breast cancer and that CVD would be a major contributor to the subsequent morbidity and mortality. METHODS: In a prospective Women's Health Initiative study, incident CVD events and total and cause-specific death rates were compared between postmenopausal women with (n = 4,340) and without (n = 97,576) incident invasive breast cancer over 10 years post-diagnosis, stratified by 3 age groups (50-59, 60-69, and 70-79)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934093/combined-prenatal-pesticide-exposure-and-folic-acid-intake-in-relation-to-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Rebecca J Schmidt, Vladimir Kogan, Janie F Shelton, Lora Delwiche, Robin L Hansen, Sally Ozonoff, Claudia C Ma, Erin C McCanlies, Deborah H Bennett, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Daniel J Tancredi, Heather E Volk
BACKGROUND: Maternal folic acid (FA) protects against developmental toxicity from certain environmental chemicals. OBJECTIVE: We examined combined exposures to maternal FA and pesticides in relation to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: Participants were California children born from 2000-2007 who were enrolled in the Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment (CHARGE) case-control study at age 2-5 y, were clinically confirmed to have ASD (n=296) or typical development (n=220), and had information on maternal supplemental FA and pesticide exposures...
September 8, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934004/development-of-functional-composts-using-spent-coffee-grounds-poultry-manure-and-biochar-through-microbial-bioaugmentation
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S Aalfin Emmanuel, Jangyeon Yoo, Eok-Jo Kim, Jae-Soo Chang, Young-In Park, Sung-Cheol Koh
Spent coffee grounds (SCG), poultry manure, and agricultural waste-derived biochar were used to manufacture functional composts through microbial bioaugmentation. The highest yield of tomato stalk-based biochar (40.7%) was obtained at 450°C with a surface area of 2.35 m(2) g(-1). Four pilot-scale composting reactors were established to perform composting for 45 days. The ratios of NH4(+)-N/NO3(-)-N, which served as an indicator of compost maturity, indicate rapid, and successful composting via microbial bioaugmentation and biochar amendment...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933085/-effects-of-different-concentrations-of-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-on-growth-and-active-components-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza
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Gui-Hui Xia, Qiu-Ling Wang, Wen-Quan Wang, Jun-Ling Hou, Qing-Yan Song, Lin Luo, Dou-Dou Zhang, Xiang Yang
With annual Salvia miltiorrhiza seedlings as experimental material, using "3414" optimal regression design recommended by the Ministry of Agriculture and regularly watered with nutrient solution, through the dynamic sampling of S. miltiorrhiza in different growing stages, and the growth index, dry weight of plant root and content of active components were measured. The potted experiments were applied to study the effects of different nitrogen and phosphorus ratios on the growth, dry matter accumulation and accumulation of active components of S...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932889/behavioral-economic-analysis-of-the-effects-of-n-substituted-benztropine-analogs-on-cocaine-self-administration-in-rats
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Claudio Zanettini, Derek S Wilkinson, Jonathan L Katz
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Benztropine (BZT) analogs and other atypical dopamine uptake inhibitors selectively decrease cocaine self-administration at doses that do not affect responding maintained by other reinforcers. Those effects were further characterized in the current study using a behavioral economic assessment of how response requirement (price) affects reinforcers obtained (consumption) in rats. METHODS: Two groups of rats were trained to press levers with food (45-mg pellet) or cocaine (0...
September 21, 2017: Psychopharmacology
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