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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667798/delusional-infestation-in-psychodermatology
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Monica Rosales Santillan, Dustin L Taylor, Jason S Reichenberg
Delusional infestation (DI), also known as delusional parasitosis, consists of a patient's strong belief that he or she is infested with a nonliving substance or living organism despite lack of medical evidence to support this belief. The most commonly reported sources of infestation include insects, fibrous strands, worms, and scabies. Delusional infestation is predominantly seen in women and older patients. This disorder has a variable course and prognosis in patients. Delusional infestation can be a primary psychiatric problem, or secondary to underlying medical conditions or other psychiatric disorders...
April 18, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667440/time-use-and-physical-activity-in-a-specialised-brain-injury-rehabilitation-unit-an-observational-study
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Leanne Hassett, Siobhan Wong, Emma Sheaves, Maysaa Daher, Andrew Grady, Cara Egan, Carol Seeto, Talia Hosking, Anne Moseley
OBJECTIVES: To determine what is the use of time and physical activity in people undertaking inpatient rehabilitation in a specialised brain injury unit. To determine participants' level of independence related to the use of time and physical activity. METHODS: Design: Cross-sectional observation study. PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen people [mean (SD) age 40 (15) years] with brain injuries undertaking inpatient rehabilitation. PROCEDURE: Participants were observed every 12 minutes over 5 days (Monday to Friday from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm) using a behaviour mapping tool...
April 18, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667421/associations-between-variants-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-gene-and-growth-traits-in-chickens
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Yan Wang, Fuyou Guo, Hao Qu, Chenglong Luo, Jie Wang, Dingming Shu
1. Enhancing bone strength to solve leg disorders in poultry has become an important goal in broiler production. 2. Bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7), a member of the BMP family, represents an attractive therapeutic target for bone regeneration in humans and plays critical roles in skeletal development. 3. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between BMP7 gene expression, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and growth traits in chickens. Here, a SNP (c.1995T>C) in the chicken (Gallus gallus) BMP7 gene was identified, that was associated with growth and carcass traits...
April 18, 2018: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667349/asb1-differential-methylation-in-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-relationship-with-left-ventricular-performance-in-end-stage-heart-failure-patients
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Ana Ortega, Estefanía Tarazón, Carolina Gil-Cayuela, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Francisca Lago, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Juan Sandoval, Manuel Portolés, Esther Roselló-Lletí, Miguel Rivera
AIMS: Ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) leads to impaired contraction and ventricular dysfunction, causing high rates of morbidity and mortality. Epigenomics allows the identification of epigenetic signatures in human diseases. We analyse the differential epigenetic patterns of the ASB gene family in ICM patients and relate these alterations to their haemodynamic and functional status. METHODS AND RESULTS: Epigenomic analysis was carried out using 16 left ventricular (LV) tissue samples, eight from ICM patients undergoing heart transplantation and eight from control (CNT) subjects without cardiac disease...
April 17, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667145/ethical-challenges-faced-by-healthcare-professionals-who-care-for-suicidal-patients-a-scoping-review
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Victoria Saigle, Eric Racine
For each one of the approximately 800,000 people who die from suicide every year, an additional twenty people attempt suicide. Many of these attempts result in hospitalization or in contact with other healthcare services. However, many personal, educational, and institutional barriers make it difficult for healthcare professionals to care for suicidal individuals. We reviewed literature that discusses suicidal patients in healthcare settings in order to highlight common ethical issues and to identify knowledge gaps...
April 17, 2018: Monash Bioethics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665052/the-role-of-high-mobility-group-protein-box-1-in-lung-cancer
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Xiao-Jin Wu, Yuan-Yuan Chen, Chan-Chan Gong, Dong-Sheng Pei
High-mobility group protein box 1(HMGB1)is a ubiquitous highly conserved nuclear protein. Acting as a chromatin-binding factor, HMGB1 binds to DNA and plays an important role in stabilizing nucleosome formation, facilitating gene transcription, DNA repairing, inflammation, cell differentiation, and regulating the activity of steroid hormone receptors. Currently, HMGB1 is discovered to be related to development, progression, and targeted therapy of lung cancer, which makes it an attractive biomarker, and therapeutic target...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664672/primary-care-physicians-can-comprehensively-manage-sleep-apnea-patients-a-non-inferiority-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Ángeles Sánchez-Quiroga, Jaime Corral, Francisco J Gómez-de-Terreros, Carmen Carmona-Bernal, M Isabel Asensio-Cruz, Marta Cabello, M Ángeles Martínez-Martínez, Carlos J Egea, Estrella Ordax, Ferran Barbe, Javier Barca, Juan F Masa
RATIONALE: General practitioners play a passive role in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) management. Simplification of the diagnosis and use of a semi-automatic algorithm for treatment can facilitate the integration of general practitioners, which has cost advantages. OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in effectiveness between primary healthcare area (PHA) and in-hospital specialized management protocols during six months of follow-up. METHOD: A multicenter, non-inferiority, randomized, controlled trial with two open parallel arms and a cost-effectiveness analysis was performed in six tertiary hospitals in Spain...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664206/pedf-vegf-ratio-plays-a-crucial-role-in-the-spontaneous-regression-of-infant-hemangioma-and-the-therapeutic-effect-of-propranolol
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Liuqing Zhu, Jinye Xie, Zhenyin Liu, Zhijian Huang, Mao Huang, Haofan Yin, Weiwei Qi, Zhonghan Yang, Ti Zhou, Guoquan Gao, Jing Zhang, Xia Yang
Infantile hemangioma (IH) is a benign tumor that is formed by aberrant angiogenesis and that undergoes spontaneous regression over time. Propranolol, the first-line therapy for IH, inhibits angiogenesis by downregulating the activation of the VEGF pathway, which is hyperactivated in IH. However, this treatment is reportedly ineffective for 10% of tumors, and 19% of patients relapse after propranolol treatment. Both pro-angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors regulate angiogenesis, and PEDF is the most effective endogenous anti-angiogenic factor...
April 17, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664188/can-chromatin-accessibility-be-exploited-for-axon-regeneration
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Matt C Danzi, Nick O'Neill, John L Bixby, Vance P Lemmon
Several studies have demonstrated that the intrinsic ability of neurons to regenerate their axons can be stimulated by maneuvers that favor the open state of chromatin, such as inhibiting histone deacetylase activity or increasing histone acetyltransferase activity. Taken together, these experiments suggest that axon regenerative ability can be increased by promoting chromatin accessibility. In this review, we assess the direct evidence in the literature for this hypothesis and re-examine other axon regeneration-promoting manipulations to see if they provide additional support...
April 17, 2018: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663856/computational-insights-into-the-interaction-of-small-molecule-inhibitors-with-hri-kinase-domain
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Sourabh Palrecha, Dushant Lakade, Abhijeet Kulkarni, Jayanta K Pal, Manali Joshi
The heme-regulated inhibitor (HRI) kinase regulates globin synthesis in a heme-dependent manner in reticulocytes and erythroid cells in bone marrow. Inhibitors of HRI have been proposed to lead to an increased amount of hemoglobin, benefitting anemia patients. A series of indeno[1,2-c]pyrazoles were discovered to be the first known in vitro inhibitors of HRI. However, the structural mechanism of inhibition is yet to be understood. The aim of this study was to unravel the binding mechanism of these inhibitors using molecular dynamic simulations and docking...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663658/understanding-consumers-initial-expectations-of-community-based-residential-mental-health-rehabilitation-in-the-context-of-past-experiences-of-care-a-mixed-methods-pragmatic-grounded-theory-analysis
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Stephen Parker, Carla Meurk, Ellie Newman, Clayton Fletcher, Isabella Swinson, Frances Dark
This study explores how consumers expect community-based residential mental health rehabilitation to compare with previous experiences of care. Understanding what consumers hope to receive from mental health services, and listening to their perspectives about what has and has not worked in previous care settings, may illuminate pathways to improved service engagement and outcomes. A mixed-methods research design taking a pragmatic approach to grounded theory guided the analysis of 24 semi-structured interviews with consumers on commencement at three Community Care Units (CCUs) in Australia...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663487/relationship-between-arthroscopic-findings-of-synovitis-and-levels-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-synovial-lavage-fluid-from-patients-with-unilateral-high-mandibular-condyle-fractures
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Shinnosuke Nogami, Tetsu Takahashi, Kensuke Yamauchi, Yuri Takeda, Ko Ito, Masatoshi Chiba, Alexander Gaggl
BACKGROUND: Arthrocentesis has an effect of washing out inflammatory products that accumulate in the joint compartment of a dysfunctional TMJ. The procedure removes inflammatory cytokines, which are pain-causing substances, for early reduction of TMJ pain and quick recovery of jaw function, thus increasing the possibility of a successful rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between arthroscopy synovitis grade in patients with unilateral high condylar fractures and concentrations of the pro-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha as well as of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in washed-out synovial fluid (SF) samples obtained from those patients...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663381/resin-embedded-anatomical-cross-sections-as-a-teaching-adjunct-for-medical-curricula-is-this-technique-an-alternative-to-potting-and-plastination
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Fraser Chisholm, Ourania Varsou
With an ever-expanding use of cross-sectional imaging for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, there has also been an increase in the need for exposure to such radiological and anatomical views at the undergraduate and postgraduate level to allow for early familiarisation with the relevant anatomy. Cadaveric cross-sections offer an excellent link between the two-dimensional radiological images and the three-dimensional anatomical structures. For such cross-sections to be useful and informative within educational settings, they need to be: (i) safe for students and trainees to handle and (ii) robust enough to withstand repeated handling; as well as (iii) displaying anatomy clearly and accurately...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663283/eeg-artifact-versus-subclinical-status-epilepticus-in-a-patient-following-cardiac-arrest
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Jean E Cibula, Daniel S Demos, Brenda G Fahy
BACKGROUND: A challenge in ICU EEG interpretation is identifying subclinical status epilepticus versus patterns on the ictal-interictal continuum versus other repetitive patterns. In the electrically noisy intensive care unit, identifying and eliminating interference and artifact allow accurate diagnoses from the EEG, avoiding unnecessary treatment or sedation. METHODS: We present a case during Impella (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) continuous flow left ventricular assist device use where the EEG artifact was initially misinterpreted as seizure by the resident and treated as status epilepticus because of the "focal" sharply contoured repetitive pattern...
April 16, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662291/punctual-mutations-in-23s-rrna-gene-of-clarithromycin-resistant-helicobacter-pylori-in-colombian-populations
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Andrés Jenuer Matta, Diana Carolina Zambrano, Alvaro Jairo Pazos
AIM: To characterize punctual mutations in 23S rRNA gene of clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ) and determine their association with therapeutic failure. METHODS: PCR products of 23S rRNA gene V domain of 74 H. pylori isolates; 34 resistant to clarithromycin (29 from a low-risk gastric cancer (GC) population: Tumaco-Colombia, and 5 from a high-risk population: Tuquerres-Colombia) and 40 from a susceptible population (28 from Tumaco and 12 from Túquerres) were sequenced using capillary electrophoresis...
April 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661781/relation-of-aortic-stiffness-to-left-ventricular-remodelling-in-younger-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Gaurav S Gulsin, Daniel J Swarbrick, William H Hunt, Eylem Levelt, Matthew Pm Graham-Brown, Kelly S Parke, Joanne V Wormleighton, Florence Y Lai, Thomas Yates, Emma G Wilmot, David R Webb, Melanie J Davies, Gerry P McCann
Individuals with type 2 diabetes have a three-to-five-fold increased risk of developing heart failure. Diabetic cardiomyopathy is typified by left ventricular (LV) concentric remodelling, which is a recognised predictor of adverse cardiovascular events. Although the mechanisms underlying LV remodelling in type 2 diabetes are unclear, progressive aortic stiffening may be a key determinant. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between aortic stiffness and LV geometry in younger adults with type 2 diabetes, using multiparametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging...
April 16, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661715/expression-and-clinical-significance-of-retinoid-x-receptor-%C3%AE-in-esophageal-carcinoma
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Hong-Yue Ren, Yi-He Guo, Li-Min Yang, Tai-Jian Dai, Ming-Zhu Lin, Le Yu, Qi-Gan Zhu, Jia-Rong Meng
PURPOSE: Esophageal carcinoma (EC) is one of the most aggressive type cancers and dysregulation of retinoid X receptor α (RXRα) involves various tumors. However, the relationship of RXRα with the clinicopathological factors of EC, particularly prognostic characteristics, remains unclear. This present study was to evaluate the effect of RXRα expression in the development of EC. METHODS: The mRNA and protein expression level of RXRα in EC and normal esophageal tissues using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blot, respectively...
March 28, 2018: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660776/correlation-between-acetogenin-content-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-pawpaw-asimina-triloba-l-dunal-fruit-pulp-grown-in-korea
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Jin-Sik Nam, Seo-Yeon Park, Hyo-Jeong Lee, Seon-Ok Lee, Hye-Lim Jang, Young Ha Rhee
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba [L.] Dunal) is widely cultivated in Korea for its fruit, which contains bioactive compounds, such as acetogenins. In this study, we investigated the acetogenin content and antiproliferative activity of pawpaw fruit pulp against various cancer cell lines and evaluated the relationship between these two variables at different maturation stages. Unripe fruit had higher antiproliferative activity than ripe fruit, and the activity level depended on acetogenin content. In addition, the presence of specific acetogenins was related to inhibition of certain cancer cell types...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660428/the-kinetics-of-anti-drug-antibodies-drug-levels-and-clinical-outcomes-in-infliximab-exposed-patients-with-immuno-mediated-disorders
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Nencini Francesca, Vultaggio Alessandra, Pratesi Sara, Cammelli Daniele, Milla Monica, Fiori Ginevra, Bagnoli Siro, Prignano Francesca, Romagnani Sergio, Maggi Enrico, Matucci Andrea
BACKGROUND: Hypersensitivity reactions (HRs) and loss of response (LOR) to infliximab (IFX) are related to drug immunogenicity characterized by anti-drug antibodies (ADA). OBJECTIVE: To analyse the timing of ADA appearance, and its relationship with drug levels and clinical outcomes in IFX-treated patients with different diseases. METHODS: Samples were longitudinally collected before each infusion from 91 IFX-treated patients and were assayed for ADA and drug levels by ELISA and for IgE by CAP-system Clinical data were also monitored, regarding efficacy and safety of therapy...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660208/mir-340-suppresses-the-metastasis-by-targeting-epha3-in-cervical-cancer
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Hemei Xiao, Lijie Yu, Fengdan Li, Haili Wang, Wenxiu Li, Xinxia He
MicroRNAs (miRNAs ) play key roles in cervical cancer metastasis progression. Accumulated evidences have revealed that miRNAs are related to the pathophysiological process. However, the role of miR-340 in cervical cancer and how it works is still not fully interpreted. Using qRT-PCR to examine the expression of miR-340 in cervical cancer tissues. Transwell migration and invasion experiments were used to detect the role of miR-340 in migration and invasion. Luciferase reporter assay, qRT-PCR and Western blot were used to detect the relationship between miR-340 and EphA3...
April 16, 2018: Cell Biology International
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