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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724275/a-case-report-of-paraneoplastic-pemphigus-associated-with-retroperitoneal-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor
#1
Kamran Balighi, Arghavan Azizpour, Ali Sadeghinia, Vahide Saeidi
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune bullous disease associated with underlying neoplasms, both malignant and benign. The most constant clinical presentation of PNP is the presence of intractable stomatitis. Herein we present a 25-year-old male with a 3-month history of refractory stomatitis especially involving the lips and widespread vesiculobullous eruption on his trunk and extremities. The diagnosis of PNP was confirmed based on histological and serological results. Investigation for the underlying neoplasm revealed a retroperitoneal tumorous mass which was biopsied and diagnosed as the inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT)...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724094/temperature-impacts-on-soil-microbial-communities-and-potential-implications-for-the-biodegradation-of-turfgrass-pesticides
#2
Lisa M Reedich, Michael D Millican, Paul L Koch
Maintaining healthy turfgrass often results in the use of pesticides to manage weed, insect, and disease pests. To identify and understand potential nontarget impacts of pesticide usage while still maintaining attractive and functional turfgrass sites, it is important to improve our understanding of how pesticides degrade in various environments throughout the growing season. Temperature heavily influences microbial community composition and activity, and the microbial community often heavily influences pesticide degradation in soil ecosystems...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724049/hepatitis-b-status-in-hemodialysis-patients
#3
Maia Nogueira Crown Guimarães, Tila Facincani, Sigrid De Sousa Dos Santos
BACKGROUND: Patients on chronic dialysis present a high prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection. Despite infection-control practices, surveillance of serological markers, and hepatitis B vaccination, there are still outbreaks of the disease in dialysis centers. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the serologic and vaccination status for hepatitis B in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study assessed serologic markers and hepatitis B vaccination status of chronic kidney disease patients on regular dialysis program in São Carlos, SP, Brazil...
July 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723880/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-white-coat-hypertension-based-on-different-definition-criteria-in-untreated-and-treated-patients
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Alejandro de la Sierra, Ernest Vinyoles, José R Banegas, Julián Segura, Manuel Gorostidi, Juan J de la Cruz, Luis M Ruilope
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The prevalence and associated risks of white-coat hypertension (WCH) are still a matter of debate. We aimed to assess differences in prevalence and associated conditions of WCH defined on the basis of the normality of all daytime, night-time, and 24-h blood pressure (BP), only daytime, or only 24-h BP. METHODS: We selected 115 708 patients (45 020 untreated and 70 688 treated) from the Spanish Ambulatory BP Monitoring Registry. WCH was estimated in patients with elevated office BP (≥140 and/or 90 mmHg) by using normal daytime (<135/85) BP, normal 24-h BP (<130/80), or normal daytime, night-time (<120/70) and 24-h BP...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723872/marked-under-reporting-of-pertussis-requiring-hospitalization-in-infants-as-estimated-by-capture-recapture-methodology-germany-2013-2015
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Anika Schielke, Anja Takla, Rüdiger von Kries, Ole Wichmann, Wiebke Hellenbrand
BACKGROUND: In Germany, pertussis became notifiable in eastern federal states in 2002 and nationwide in March 2013. Infants are at greatest risk for severe disease, with a high proportion requiring hospitalization. We implemented enhanced hospital-based surveillance to estimate the incidence of pertussis requiring hospitalization among infants in Germany and to determine the proportion of infants hospitalized with pertussis too young to have been vaccinated. METHODS: Enhanced surveillance was implemented within a nationwide hospital surveillance network (ESPED)...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723808/continuous-use-of-metformin-can-improve-survival-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-retrospective-study
#6
Shan-Bing Wang, Kai-Jian Lei, Jia-Pei Liu, Yu-Ming Jia
Evidence indicates that type 2 diabetes may stimulate the initiation and progression of several types of cancer. Metformin, a drug most commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, may inhibit cancer cell growth and reduce the risk of cancer. However, evidence of the antitumor effects of metformin on ovarian cancer is still limited.In this study, we retrospectively examined the effects of metformin on ovarian cancer patients with diabetes at our institution.We identified 568 consecutive patients who were newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and treated between January 2011 and March 2014...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723802/tocilizumab-for-uncontrollable-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-complicating-adult-onset-still-disease-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Asami Masui-Ito, Ryuji Okamoto, Kaoru Ikejiri, Mika Fujimoto, Muneyoshi Tanimura, Shiro Nakamori, Tomohiro Murata, Eiji Ishikawa, Norikazu Yamada, Hiroshi Imai, Masaaki Ito
RATIONALE: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by evanescent salmon-pink rash, fever spikes, arthralgia, and lymphadenopathy. AOSD usually has a good prognosis, but it can sometimes be fatal, especially when it is complicated by systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ failure. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy 26-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for persistent high fever and mild systemic edema...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723775/the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-could-be-a-good-diagnostic-marker-and-predictor-of-relapse-in-patients-with-adult-onset-still-s-disease-a-strobe-compliant-retrospective-observational-analysis
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Ji-Yeoun Seo, Chang-Hee Suh, Ju-Yang Jung, Ar-Reum Kim, Ji Won Yang, Hyoun-Ah Kim
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is the proportion of absolute neutrophil count to lymphocytes on routine complete blood count (CBC) tests, and has been studied as a simple marker of the systemic inflammatory response. This study was performed to investigate whether the NLR could be used as a tool to diagnose and predict prognosis in cases of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD).We retrospectively reviewed 164 patients with suspected AOSD. Among 164 patients with suspected AOSD, 37 patients received another diagnosis (such as viral infection) and were compared with the 127 patients who received a diagnosis of AOSD...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723694/exosomes-a-cancer-theranostics-road-map
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Angeliki Panagiotara, Athina Markou, Evi S Lianidou, George P Patrinos, Theodora Katsila
Interindividual variability is yet to be fully characterized, and for this, optimum patient stratification and companion diagnostics are still lacking. Especially when complex disease phenotypes and/or polygenic diseases are considered, patient monitoring and disease management become rather challenging, while acquired resistance to therapy and/or toxicity events are among the unmet needs in the clinic. No doubt, biomarkers are of great importance to disease management and tailor-made theranostics. Microfluidics has gathered great attention lately, mostly due to its low-invasive nature compared to tissue biopsies...
July 20, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723559/kmt2a-and-kmt2b-mediate-memory-function-by-affecting-distinct-genomic-regions
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Cemil Kerimoglu, M Sadman Sakib, Gaurav Jain, Eva Benito, Susanne Burkhardt, Vincenzo Capece, Lalit Kaurani, Rashi Halder, Roberto Carlos Agís-Balboa, Roman Stilling, Hendrik Urbanke, Andrea Kranz, A Francis Stewart, Andre Fischer
Kmt2a and Kmt2b are H3K4 methyltransferases of the Set1/Trithorax class. We have recently shown the importance of Kmt2b for learning and memory. Here, we report that Kmt2a is also important in memory formation. We compare the decrease in H3K4 methylation and de-regulation of gene expression in hippocampal neurons of mice with knockdown of either Kmt2a or Kmt2b. Kmt2a and Kmt2b control largely distinct genomic regions and different molecular pathways linked to neuronal plasticity. Finally, we show that the decrease in H3K4 methylation resulting from Kmt2a knockdown partially recapitulates the pattern previously reported in CK-p25 mice, a model for neurodegeneration and memory impairment...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723507/the-use-of-biomarkers-to-manage-men-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer-one-day-but-not-yet
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Marcus G Cumberbatch, James W Catto
Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer has poor survival outcomes. New prognostic gene panels are being used in developing ways to interrogate the likely natural history of an individual's disease. Biomarker innovations to calculate tumour burden also hold promise for the future, but there is still some way to go to validate and stratify their use.
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723467/human-papillomavirus-infection-and-vaccination-in-males
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REVIEW
Eugenio Ventimiglia, Simon Horenblas, Asif Muneer, Andrea Salonia
CONTEXT: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the commonest sexually transmitted pathogen in humans and is linked to the aetiopathogenesis for both benign and malignant disease in men. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and summarise the evidence for HPV infection and vaccination in men. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A search of Medline, PubMed, and Scopus was performed to identify articles published in English within the last 10 yr addressing HPV epidemiology, the natural history of HPV infection and its long-term consequences, and vaccination in men...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723379/minilaparoendoscopic-single-site-pyeloplasty-the-best-compromise-between-surgeon-s-ergonomy-and-patient-s-cosmesis-ideal-phase-2a
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Francesco Greco, Giovannalberto Pini, Stefano Alba, Vincenzo Maria Altieri, Paolo Verze, Vincenzo Mirone
BACKGROUND: Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery and minilaparoscopy (ML) represent the evolution of laparoscopy for the treatment of urologic diseases. OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and report the surgical outcomes of minilaparoendoscopic single-site dismembered pyeloplasty (MILESS-DP), a new technique overcoming the technical limitations of LESS and ML, and equally combining the advantages of both these surgical procedures. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Twenty consecutive patients underwent MILESS-DP for ureteropelvic junction obstruction...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722760/patients-and-their-family-members-experiences-of-participation-in-care-following-an-acute-exacerbation-in-copd-a-phenomenological-hermeneutic-study
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Ingrid Charlotte Andersen, Thora Grothe Thomsen, Poul Bruun, Uffe Bodtger, Lise Hounsgaard
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experiences of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their family members relating to both participation in care during hospitalization for an acute exacerbation in COPD, and to the subsequent day-to-day care at home. BACKGROUND: When recovering from an exacerbation, the challenges associated with an unpredictable health condition dominate everyday life for patients and can involve their family members...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722691/structural-basis-of-bone-fragility-in-young-subjects-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-high-resolution-pqct-study-of-the-swiss-ibd-cohort-sibdc
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Jessica Pepe, Sophie Zawadynski, Francois R Herrmann, Pascal Juillerat, Pierre Michetti, Sylvie Ferrari-Lacraz, Dominique Belli, Osman Ratib, René Rizzoli, Thierry Chevalley, Serge L Ferrari
BACKGROUND: The onset of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during childhood/adolescence compromises peak bone mass acquisition and predisposes to fractures later in life. However, the structural basis for bone fragility in young adults with IBD remains unknown. METHODS: One hundred two young subjects from the Swiss IBD cohort were included. Areal bone mineral density (aBMD) at distal radius, hip, and spine as well as morphometric vertebral fractures were assessed using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry technique...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722680/prognostic-role-of-mir-17-92-family-in-human-cancers-evaluation-of-multiple-prognostic-outcomes
#16
REVIEW
Feifei Liu, Feng Zhang, Xiangyu Li, Qi Liu, Wei Liu, Peng Song, Ziying Qiu, Yu Dong, Hao Xiang
Recent evidence indicates that miR-17-92 family might be an essential prognostic biomarker for human cancers. However, results are still inconsistent. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the predictive role of miR-17-92 family in human cancer prognosis. We searched literatures published before March 31th, 2017 inPubMed, Cochrane and Embase databases. Twenty six studies were included in our analyses. The overall hazard ratios (HRs) showed that high expression level of miR-17-92 family was a predictor of poor overall survival (OS): adjusted HRs = 1...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722540/association-between-serum-uric-acid-level-and-hypertension-in-a-chinese-elderly-rural-population
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Lei Wu, Yao He, Bin Jiang, Miao Liu, Jianhua Wang, Di Zhang, Yiyan Wang, Jing Zeng
Previous studies have examined the association between elevated serum uric acid (SUA) level and hypertension; however, the association in the Chinese elderly is still uncertain. A cross-sectional study was performed in a rural district of Beijing. A total of 2,397 participants (967 men and 1,430 women) completed the survey. The SUA levels of participants were categorized into four levels using the quartiles (P25, P50, and P75) as cutoff values. Participant was diagnosed as hyperuricemia if the SUA level was ≥417 μmol/L (male) or ≥357 μmol/L (female)...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722455/-hidradenitis-suppurativa-symptoms-diagnostics-and-therapy
#18
Monika Arenbergerová, Robert Artur Dahmen, Petr Arenberger
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disorder characterized by recurrent inflammatory nodules, fistulas, abscesses, and scarring mainly in the intertriginous areas with terminal hair and apocrine glands. Hidradenitis suppurativa manifests usually after puberty, in the third life decade and persists for many years. The prevalence of the disease is estimated to be 0,5 % in the Czech Republic. Women are most often affected in the axillary and inguinal parts, while men in the perianal and gluteal areas. The exact pathogenesis is still unknown...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722440/life-under-the-microscope-quantifying-live-cell-interactions-to-improve-nanoscale-drug-delivery
#19
Angus P R Johnston
The behavior of cells and how they react to stimuli is critically important for drug development, drug delivery, and understanding the molecular basis of many diseases. However, we still lack a comprehensive understanding of these interactions, particularly in relation to drug delivery from nanoparticles. This Sensors Issues article discusses the importance of quantifying these interactions and highlights some key areas where advances in sensor technology have the potential to transform our understanding of drug delivery and cell biology...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722089/-how-to-carry-out-high-quality-clinical-trial
#20
Lai Xu, Yi Xiao
Evidence-based medicine derived from large-scale clinical trials has been widely accepted by clinicians, which strongly motivates the clinicians in medical institutions to conduct or participate in clinical trials. However, how to improve the clinical trial quality and management to achieve worldwide acceptance still remains challenging. By analyzing the difficulties faced by the majority of large Chinese clinical institutions and the opportunities during the evolvement of research modes, this paper proposes to improve the quality of clinical trial by closely following the domain development, raising clinical research thinking, ensuring rigorous research design, standardizing the steps and details of each operational session, as well as establishing a collaborative and well-communicated team...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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