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Jiaxuan Qin, Jinchun Xing, Rongfu Liu, Bin Chen, Yuedong Chen, Xuan Zhuang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that CD40 rs1883832 might be associated with immune-related diseases susceptibility. Owing to mixed and inconclusive results, we conducted a meta-analysis of case-control studies to summarize and clarify this association.Methods/main results: A systematic search of studies on the association between CD40 rs1883832 and immune-related diseases susceptibility was conducted in databases. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to pool the effect size...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
Samir S Shoughy, Igor Kozak, Khalid F Tabbara
PURPOSE: To determine the associations of systemic diseases with intermediate uveitis. METHODS: The medical records of 50 consecutive cases with intermediate uveitis referred to The Eye Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, were reviewed. Age- and sex-matched patients without uveitis served as controls. Patients had complete ophthalmic and medical examinations. RESULTS: There were 27 male and 23 female patients. Mean age was 29 years with a range of 5-62 years...
2016: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Agnieszka Jama-Kmiecik, Magdalena Frej-Mądrzak, Jolanta Sarowska, Irena Choroszy-Król
Chlamydophila pneumoniae was taxonomically separated from strain TWAR - an abbreviation of the strain isolated from humans TW-183 (material from the eye of a child in Taiwan in 1965) and AR-39 (material from a student's throat swab with acute changes within airways in Seattle in 1983). The basis of separation of the C. pneumoniae species was the unique structure of the elementary bodies. Infection caused by C. pneumoniae is often asymptomatic (60-80% of all infections). Symptomatic infections of the upper respiratory tract relate to pharyngitis, laryngitis, sinusitis and the lower respiratory tract: bronchitis and pneumonia...
May 11, 2015: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
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