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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165796/international-bullous-diseases-group-consensus-on-diagnostic-criteria-for-epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita
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REVIEW
C Prost-Squarcioni, F Caux, E Schmidt, M F Jonkman, S Vassileva, S C Kim, P Iranzo, M Daneshpazhooh, J Terra, J Bauer, J Fairley, R Hall, M Hertl, J S Lehman, B Marinovic, A Patsatsi, D Zillikens, V Werth, D T Woodley, D F Murrell
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) is a complex autoimmune bullous disease disease with variable clinical presentations and multiple possible diagnostic tests making an international consensus on diagnosis of EBA needed. OBJECTIVES: To obtain an international consensus on the clinical and diagnostic criteria for EBA. METHODS: The international bullous diseases group (IBDG) met three times to discuss the clinical and diagnostic criteria for EBA...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164670/driver-mutations-and-prognosis-in-primary-myelofibrosis-mayo-careggi-mpn-alliance-study-of-1-095-patients
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Ayalew Tefferi, Maura Nicolosi, Mythri Mudireddy, Natasha Szuber, Christy M Finke, Terra L Lasho, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Animesh Pardanani, Naseema Gangat, Carmela Mannarelli, Tiziana Fanelli, Paola Guglielmelli, Alessandro M Vannucchi
The 2013 discovery of calreticulin (CALR) mutations in myeloproliferative neoplasms was attended by their association with longer survival in primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Subsequent studies have suggested prognostic distinction between type 1/like and type 2/like CALR mutations and detrimental effect from triple-negative mutational status. Among 709 Mayo Clinic patients with PMF, 467 (66%) harbored JAK2, 112 (16%) CALR type 1/like, 24 (3.4%) CALR type 2/like, 38 (5.4%) MPL mutations and 68 (10%) were triple-negative...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160375/comparative-study-of-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-women-undergoing-conventional-and-single-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Marisa de Carvalho Borges, Tharsus Dias Takeuti, Júverson Alves Terra, Alex Augusto da Silva, Eduardo Crema
PURPOSE: To evaluate respiratory muscle strength (PImax and PEmax) before and 24 and 48 h after conventional and single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: Forty women with symptomatic cholelithiasis (18 to 70 years) participated in the study. The patients were divided into two groups: 21 patients undergoing conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy and 19 patients undergoing single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Differences were considered to be significant when p<0...
October 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159457/ertugliflozin-in-patients-with-stage-3-chronic-kidney-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-vertis-renal-randomized-study
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George Grunberger, Sarah Camp, Jeremy Johnson, Susan Huyck, Steven G Terra, James P Mancuso, Zhi Wei Jiang, Gregory Golm, Samuel S Engel, Brett Lauring
INTRODUCTION: Ertugliflozin is a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor in development for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The safety and efficacy of ertugliflozin were evaluated over 52 weeks in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: In this double-blind randomized study (NCT01986855), patients with glycated hemoglobin (A1C) 7.0-10.5% and stage 3 CKD [estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥ 30 to < 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)] who were undergoing treatment with standard diabetes therapy (or therapies) including insulin and/or sulfonylureas were randomized to once-daily ertugliflozin 5 mg, 15 mg, or placebo...
November 20, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157969/incorporating-long-term-satellite-based-aerosol-optical-depth-localized-land-use-data-and-meteorological-variables-to-estimate-ground-level-pm2-5-concentrations-in-taiwan-from-2005-to-2015
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Chau-Ren Jung, Bing-Fang Hwang, Wei-Ting Chen
Satellite-based aerosol optical depth (AOD) is now comprehensively applied to estimate ground-level concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). This study aimed to construct the AOD-PM2.5 estimation models over Taiwan. The AOD-PM2.5 modeling in Taiwan island is challenging owing to heterogeneous land use, complex topography, and humid tropical to subtropical climate conditions with frequent cloud cover and prolonged rainy season. The AOD retrievals from the MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the Terra and Aqua satellites were combined with the meteorological variables from reanalysis data and high resolution localized land use variables to estimate PM2...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157646/self-report-surveys-of-student-sleep-and-well-being-a-review-of-use-in-the-context-of-school-start-times
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REVIEW
Terra D Ziporyn, Beth A Malow, Kari Oakes, Kyla L Wahlstrom
A large body of literature supports the need to delay high school starting times to improve student health and well-being by allowing students an opportunity to get sufficient and appropriately timed sleep. However, a dearth of uniform and standardized tools has hampered efforts to collect data on adolescent sleep and related health behaviors that might be used to establish a need for, or to evaluate outcomes of, bell time delays. To assess validated tools available to schools and contrast them with tools that schools have actually used, we identified and reviewed published, validated self-report surveys of adolescent sleep and well-being, as well as unpublished surveys, used to assess student sleep and related health measures in US high schools considering later high school start times...
December 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157644/applying-behavioral-insights-to-delay-school-start-times
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Susan Kohl Malone, Terra Ziporyn, Alison M Buttenheim
Healthy People 2020 established a national objective to increase the proportion of 9th-to-12th-grade students reporting sufficient sleep. A salient approach for achieving this objective is to delay middle and high school start times. Despite decades of research supporting the benefits of delayed school start times on adolescent sleep, health, and well-being, progress has been slow. Accelerating progress will require new approaches incorporating strategies that influence how school policy decisions are made...
December 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147606/temporal-and-spatial-heterogeneity-of-programmed-cell-death-1-ligand-1-expression-in-malignant-mesothelioma
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Simone B S P Terra, Aaron S Mansfield, Haidong Dong, Tobias Peikert, Anja C Roden
Background: Programmed Cell Death 1-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) and Programmed Death Protein 1 (PD-1) blocking antibodies are promising immunotherapies for malignancies. We have previously shown PD-L1 expression in 40% of malignant mesothelioma (MM); however, the temporal and spatial heterogeneity of its expression has not been thoroughly studied. We compared PD-L1 expression between paired primary and metastatic MM. Design: Pathology files (1995-2016) were searched for MM with tissue from multiple sites and/or time points...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145644/paf1-and-ctr9-core-components-of-the-paf1-complex-maintain-low-levels-of-telomeric-repeat-containing-rna
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Joana Rodrigues, David Lydall
The conserved PAF1 complex (Cdc73, Paf1, Ctr9, Leo1 and Rtf1, in yeast), binds RNA pol II, and affects levels of many RNAs. Although PAF1 is a complex, there is evidence that different components perform different functions. In yeast, Cdc73, Paf1 and Ctr9 maintain normal telomerase RNA (TLC1) levels and affect telomere length. Here we report a new connection between the PAF1 complex and telomere biology. We show that Paf1 and Ctr9 maintain low telomere repeat containing RNA (TERRA) levels while Cdc73, Leo1 and Rtf1 have lesser effects...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144820/pheochromocytoma-a-genetic-and-diagnostic-update
#10
Leilani B Mercado-Asis, Katherine I Wolf, Ivana Jochmanova, David Taïeb
OBJECTIVE: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathological studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Recently, improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (less than 1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141627/in-vitro-properties-of-concentrated-canine-platelets-stored-in-two-additive-solutions-a-comparative-study
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N Hlavac, C S Lasta, M L Dalmolin, L A Lacerda, D de Korte, N A Marcondes, S R Terra, F B Fernandes, F H D González
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusion therapy poses many challenges in veterinary clinical practice. Lack of readily available blood donors, short shelf-life, and inability to administer a sufficient number of platelets to meet a dog's transfusion need are the major difficulties encountered. Platelet additive solutions are already in use at American and European human blood banks, showing to be a realistic alternative. This study compares the in vitro platelet function in plasma, Composol, or SSP+ during storage for 13 days...
November 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136791/a-flow-injection-procedure-using-layered-double-hydroxide-for-on-line-pre-concentration-of-fluoride
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Diego P Rocha, Gabriel C Terra, Thaís S Nery, Jairo Tronto, Frederico G Pinto, Sidnei G Silva, Nívia M M Coelho
This work showed a flow system designed with solenoid valves for preconcentration of fluoride using SPADNS method in water samples. The analyte was preconcentrated in a mini-column coated with Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH) used as adsorbent. Then, the fluoride ions were eluted with 0.5molL(-1) sodium hydroxide and determined by spectrophotometry. The variables that affect the system such adsorbent mass, type of eluent, solutions flow rate, reagent concentration and pH effect were critically evaluated. Under optimized conditions, the detection limit, coefficient of variation, linear range and preconcentration factor were estimated at 15µgL(-1) (99...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135495/prenatal-microrna-mir-200b-therapy-improves-nitrofen-induced-pulmonary-hypoplasia-associated-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Naghmeh Khoshgoo, Ramin Kholdebarin, Patricia Pereira-Terra, Thomas H Mahood, Landon Falk, Chelsea A Day, Barbara M Iwasiow, Fuqin Zhu, Drew Mulhall, Carly Fraser, Jorge Correia-Pinto, Richard Keijzer
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the use of miR-200b as a prenatal transplacental therapy in the nitrofen rat model of abnormal lung development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) and pulmonary hypertension determine mortality and morbidity in CDH babies. There is no safe medical prenatal treatment available. We previously discovered that higher miR-200b is associated with better survival in CDH babies. Here, we investigate the role of miR-200b in the nitrofen rat model of PH and CDH and evaluate its use as an in vivo prenatal therapy...
November 13, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134494/expression-of-telomere-associated-proteins-is-interdependent-to-stabilize-native-telomere-structure-and-telomere-dysfunction-by-g-quadruplex-ligand-causes-terra-upregulation
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Ratan Sadhukhan, Priyanka Chowdhury, Sourav Ghosh, Utpal Ghosh
Telomere DNA can form specialized nucleoprotein structure with telomere-associated proteins to hide free DNA ends or G-quadruplex structures under certain conditions especially in presence of G-quadruplex ligand. Telomere DNA is transcribed to form non-coding telomere repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) whose biogenesis and function is poorly understood. Our aim was to find the role of telomere-associated proteins and telomere structures in TERRA transcription. We silenced four [two shelterin (TRF1, TRF2) and two non-shelterin (PARP-1, SLX4)] telomere-associated genes using siRNA and verified depletion in protein level...
November 13, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130352/medicinal-properties-of-alpha-santalol-a-naturally-occurring-constituent-of-sandalwood-oil-review
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Ajay Bommareddy, Sarah Brozena, James Steigerwalt, Terra Landis, Sarah Hughes, Erica Mabry, Aaron Knopp, Adam L VanWert, Chandradhar Dwivedi
Alpha-santalol is a naturally occurring sesquiterpene that is derived from sandalwood oil. Its wide range of health benefits have been attributed to the modulation of various signalling pathways involved in the development of a particular disease. For example, the antitumour and cancer preventive properties of alpha-santalol have been shown to involve cell death induction through apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in various cancer models. A marked decrease in inflammatory markers have also been shown with alpha-santalol administration in skin tissue models...
November 13, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118612/distributional-records-of-antarctic-and-sub-antarctic-ophiuroidea-from-samples-curated-at-the-italian-national-antarctic-museum-mna-check-list-update-of-the-group-in-the-terra-nova-bay-area-ross-sea-and-launch-of-the-mna-3d-model-virtual-gallery
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Matteo Cecchetto, Maria Chiara Alvaro, Claudio Ghiglione, Alice Guzzi, Claudio Mazzoli, Paola Piazza, Stefano Schiaparelli
The distributional records of Ophiuroidea stored at the Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA, Section of Genoa) are presented, corresponding to 1595 individuals that belong to 35 species and 17 genera. Specimens were collected in 106 different sampling stations at depths ranging from 21 to 1652 m in the framework of 14 Antarctic expeditions to the Ross Sea, one to the Antarctic Peninsula, and one to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). Three species, Amphiura joubini Koehler, 1912, Amphiura (Amphiura) angularis Lyman, 1879, and Ophiura flexibilis (Koehler, 1911), are reported as new records for the Terra Nova Bay area, whose check-list of species increases from 15 to 18 species...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099352/evaluations-for-abuse-in-young-children-with-subdural-hemorrhages-findings-based-on-symptom-severity-and-benign-enlargement-of-the-subarachnoid-spaces
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Jennifer B Hansen, Terra Frazier, Mary Moffatt, Timothy Zinkus, James D Anderst
OBJECTIVE Children who have subdural hematomas (SDHs) with no or minimal neurological symptoms (SDH-mild symptoms) often present a forensic challenge. Nonabusive causes of SDH, including birth-related SDH, benign enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces (BESS), and other proposed causes have been offered as etiologies. These alternative causes do not provide explanations for concomitant suspicious injuries (CSIs). If SDH with mild symptoms in young children are frequently caused by these alternative causes, children with SDH-mild symptoms should be more likely to have no other CSIs than those who have SDH with severe symptoms (SDH-severe symptoms)...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090357/cellulomonas-macrotermitis-sp-nov-a-chitinolytic-and-cellulolytic-bacterium-isolated-from-the-hindgut-of-a-fungus-growing-termite
#18
Xinxin Sun, Jingjing Li, Jiao Du, Hesheng Xiao, Jinfeng Ni
To investigate the symbiotic roles of the gut microbiota in the fungus-growing termite Macrotermes barneyi, a novel strain with chitinolytic and cellulolytic activity, designated strain an-chi-1(T), was isolated from the hindgut of M. barneyi. Strain an-chi-1(T) grows optimally at 28-30 °C, pH 8.0 in PYG medium. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, this isolate belongs to the genus Cellulomonas with high sequence similarity to Cellulomonas iranensis (99.4%), followed by Cellulomonas flavigena (98...
October 31, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080126/perinatal-periods-of-risk-analysis-disentangling-race-and-socioeconomic-status-to-inform-a-black-infant-mortality-community-action-initiative
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Catherine L Kothari, Camryn Romph, Terra Bautista, Debra Lenz
Objectives The goal of this study is to use Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) analysis to differentiate broad areas of risk (Maternal-Health/Prematurity, Maternal Care, Newborn Care, and Infant Health) associated with being Black from those associated with being poor. Methods Phase I PPOR compared two target populations (Black women/infants and poor women/infants) against a gold standard reference group (White, non-Hispanic women, aged 20+ years with 13+ years of education), then against each other. Phase II PPOR further partitioned excess risk into (1) Very-low-birthweight-risk and (2) Birthweight-specific-mortality-risk and identified individual-level risk factors...
October 27, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078684/thymic-minimally-invasive-surgery-state-of-the-art-across-the-world-central-south-america
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REVIEW
Ricardo Mingarini Terra
Literature suggests that, for thymectomy in myasthenia or resection of thymic tumors, minimally invasive surgery is equivalent to open surgery with regard to long-term outcomes. However, it could bring some benefits in the immediate results as complication rate or length-of-stay. There are doubts about the worldwide adoption of the method, though. In Latin America, the implementation of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) started in the 1990s, but it progressed slowly. The main barriers were associated costs and training...
2017: J Vis Surg
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