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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913013/nonalbumin-proteinuria-is-a-simple-and-practical-predictor-of-the-progression-of-early-stage-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy
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Jong Ho Kim, Sang Soo Kim, In Joo Kim, Min Jin Lee, Yun Kyung Jeon, Bo Hyun Kim, Sang Heon Song, Yong Ki Kim
AIMS: Multiple biomarkers have emerged as a reliable predictor of the progression of diabetic nephropathy. The aim of this study was to pursue a more simple and practical predictor that can be applied in clinical practice. METHODS: The urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), the nonalbumin protein-to-creatinine ratio (NAPCR), and the levels of six biomarkers were measured in 73 patients with type 2 diabetes and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs)≥60mL/min/1...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912793/antibodies-against-carbamylated-proteins-and-cyclic-citrullinated-peptides-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-results-from-two-well-defined-european-cohorts
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Michael Ziegelasch, Myrthe A M van Delft, Philip Wallin, Thomas Skogh, César Magro-Checa, Gerda M Steup-Beekman, Leendert A Trouw, Alf Kastbom, Christopher Sjöwall
BACKGROUND: Articular manifestations are common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) whereas erosive disease is not. Antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) are citrulline-dependent in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), whereas the opposite is suggested in SLE, as reactivity with cyclic arginine peptide (CAP) is typically present. Antibodies targeting carbamylated proteins (anti-CarP) may occur in anti-CCP/rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative cases long before clinical onset of RA. We analysed these antibody specificities in sera from European patients with SLE in relation to phenotypes, smoking habits and imaging data...
December 3, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911917/utilizing-estimated-creatinine-excretion-to-improve-the-performance-of-spot-urine-samples-for-the-determination-of-proteinuria-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Michael Ke Wang, Christine White, Ayub Akbari, Pierre Brown, Naser Hussain, Swapnil Hiremath, Greg Knoll
BACKGROUND: Agreement between spot and 24-hour urine protein measurements is poor in kidney transplant recipients. We investigated whether using formulae to estimate creatinine excretion rate (eCER), rather than assuming a standard creatinine excretion rate, would improve the estimation of proteinuria from spot urine samples in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We measured 24 hour urine protein and albumin and spot albumin:creatinine (ACR) and spot protein:creatinine (PCR) in 181 Kidney transplant recipients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909083/continual-maintenance-of-remission-defined-by-the-acr-eular-criteria-in-daily-practice-leads-to-better-functional-outcomes-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kumi Shidara, Ayako Nakajima, Eisuke Inoue, Daisuke Hoshi, Naoki Sugimoto, Yohei Seto, Eiichi Tanaka, Shigeki Momohara, Atsuo Taniguchi, Hisashi Yamanaka
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate longterm functional outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) based on the number of times that the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) or the 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) remission criteria were fulfilled. METHODS: Patients with RA who participated in all 6 data collections in an observational cohort from 2008 to 2010 and who fulfilled the DAS28 remission criteria at baseline were studied...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903051/spatial-and-spatio-temporal-analysis-of-malaria-in-the-state-of-acre-western-amazon-brazil
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Leonardo Augusto Kohara Melchior, Francisco Chiaravalloti Neto
Since 2005, the State of Acre, western Amazon, Brazil, has reported the highest annual parasite incidence (API) of malaria among the Brazilian states. This study examines malaria incidence in Acre using spatial and spatio-temporal analysis based on an ecological time series study analyzing malaria cases and deaths for the time period 1992- 2014 and using secondary data. API indexes were calculated by age, sex, parasite species, ratio of Plasmodium vivax to P. falciparum malaria, malaria mortality rate and case fatality rate...
November 16, 2016: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901066/greater-efficacy-of-atorvastatin-versus-a-non-statin-lipid-lowering-agent-against-renal-injury-potential-role-as-a-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor
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Ravi Shankar Singh, Dharmendra Kumar Chaudhary, Aradhana Mohan, Praveen Kumar, Chandra Prakash Chaturvedi, Carolyn M Ecelbarger, Madan M Godbole, Swasti Tiwari
Statins, 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors have been shown to improve diabetic nephropathy. However, whether they provide protection via Histone deacetylases (HDAC) inhibition is not clear. We conducted a comparative evaluation of Atorvastatin (AT) versus the non-statin cholesterol-lowering drug, Ezetimibe (EZT) on severity of diabetic nephropathy. Streptozotocin-treated male Wistar rats were fed a cholesterol-supplemented diet and gavaged daily with vehicle, AT or EZT. Control rats received normal diet and gavaged vehicle (n = 8-9/group)...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898719/myocardial-gene-expression-profiling-to-predict-and-identify-cardiac-allograft-acute-cellular-rejection-the-get-study
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Diane Bodez, Hakim Hocini, Nicolas Tchitchek, Pascaline Tisserand, Nicole Benhaiem, Caroline Barau, Mounira Kharoubi, Aziz Guellich, Soulef Guendouz, Costin Radu, Jean-Paul Couetil, Bijan Ghaleh, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Emmanuel Teiger, Luc Hittinger, Yves Levy, Thibaud Damy
AIMS: Serial invasive endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) remain the gold standard for acute cellular rejection (ACR) diagnosis. However histological grading has several limitations. We aimed to explore the value of myocardial Gene Expression Profiling (GEP) for diagnosing and identifying predictive biomarkers of ACR. METHODS: A case-control study nested within a retrospective heart transplant patients cohort included 126 patients with median (IQR) age 50 (41-57) years and 111 (88%) males...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896471/contrast-enhanced-spectral-mammography-vs-mammography-and-mri-clinical-performance-in-a-multi-reader-evaluation
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Eva M Fallenberg, Florian F Schmitzberger, Heba Amer, Barbara Ingold-Heppner, Corinne Balleyguier, Felix Diekmann, Florian Engelken, Ritse M Mann, Diane M Renz, Ulrich Bick, Bernd Hamm, Clarisse Dromain
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) to digital mammography (MG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a prospective two-centre, multi-reader study. METHODS: One hundred seventy-eight women (mean age 53 years) with invasive breast cancer and/or DCIS were included after ethics board approval. MG, CESM and CESM + MG were evaluated by three blinded radiologists based on amended ACR BI-RADS criteria...
November 28, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891546/ct-image-quality-in-sinogram-affirmed-iterative-reconstruction-phantom-study-is-there-a-point-of-diminishing-returns
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Juan C Infante, Yu Liu, Cynthia K Rigsby
BACKGROUND: In our pediatric practice, we have observed qualitatively limited improvement in the image quality of images generated with sinogram affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE) compared to series generated with filtered back projection (FBP), particularly in cases near or below a CT dose index volume (CTDIvol) of 1-mGy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the image quality advantage of SAFIRE remains constant across clinically used CT dose levels in an American College of Radiology (ACR) CT accreditation phantom including the lower dose range used in pediatric imaging...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889859/chronic-high-dose-glucocorticoid-therapy-triggers-the-development-of-chronic-organ-damage-and-worsens-disease-outcome-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Tünde Tarr, Gábor Papp, Nikolett Nagy, Edina Cserép, Margit Zeher
Long-term survival of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) improved worldwide; thus, prevention of cumulative organ damage became a major goal in disease management. The aim of our study was to investigate the chronic organ damages and their influence on disease outcome in SLE. We evaluated clinical conditions, laboratory findings and medications of 357 consecutive SLE patients and assessed their impact on Systemic Lupus Collaborating Clinics (SLICC)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Damage Index (SDI) and disease outcome...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888360/identification-of-symplasmic-domains-in-the-embryo-and-seed-of-sedum-acre-l-crassulaceae
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Justyna Wróbel-Marek, Ewa Kurczyńska, Bartosz J Płachno, Małgorzata Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno
Our study demonstrated that symplasmic communication between Sedum acre seed compartments and the embryo proper is not uniform. The presence of plasmodesmata (PD) constitutes the structural basis for information exchange between cells, and symplasmic communication is involved in the regulation of cell differentiation and plant development. Most recent studies concerning an analysis of symplasmic communication between seed compartments and the embryo have been predominantly performed on Arabidopsis thaliana...
November 25, 2016: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884783/secondary-multidrug-efflux-pump-mutants-alter-escherichia-coli-biofilm-growth-in-the-presence-of-cationic-antimicrobial-compounds
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Denice C Bay, Carol A Stremick, Carmine J Slipski, Raymond J Turner
Escherichia coli possesses many secondary active multidrug resistance transporters (MDTs) that confer overlapping substrate resistance to a broad range of antimicrobials via proton and/or sodium motive force. It is uncertain whether redundant MDTs uniquely alter cell survival when cultures grow planktonically or as biofilms. In this study, the planktonic and biofilm growth and antimicrobial resistance of 13 E. coli K-12 single MDT gene deletion strains in minimal and rich media were determined. Antimicrobial tolerance to tetracycline, tobramycin and benzalkonium were also compared for each ΔMDT strain...
November 22, 2016: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884474/ckd-and-risk-for-hospitalization-with-infection-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Junichi Ishigami, Morgan E Grams, Alexander R Chang, Juan J Carrero, Josef Coresh, Kunihiro Matsushita
BACKGROUND: Individuals on dialysis therapy have a high risk for infection, but risk for infection in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease has not been comprehensively described. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 9,697 participants (aged 53-75 years) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Participants were followed up from 1996 to 1998 through 2011. PREDICTORS: Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urinary albumin-creatinine ratio (ACR)...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881995/pattern-of-initial-clinical-manifestations-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Shabnam Batool, Nighat Mir Ahmad, Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, Sumaira Farman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern of initial clinical manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and to compare these features with those recorded elsewhere in Pakistan. METHODS: This cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed in the Department of Rheumatology, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from November 2015 to January 2016. Sixty one patients of SLE diagnosed as per ACR (American College of Rheumatology) 1982 revised criteria, were enrolled...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878743/production-of-ethanol-from-newly-developed-and-improved-winter-barley-cultivars
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Nhuan P Nghiem, Wynse S Brooks, Carl A Griffey, Matthew J Toht
Winter barley has attracted strong interest as a potential feedstock for fuel ethanol production in regions with mild winter climate such as the mid-Atlantic and northeastern USA. Ten recently developed and improved winter barley cultivars and breeding lines including five hulled and five hull-less lines were experimentally evaluated for potential ethanol production. The five hulled barley lines included three released cultivars (Thoroughbred, Atlantic, and Secretariat) and two breeding lines (VA09B-34 and VA11B-4)...
November 23, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876022/foot-insensitivity-is-associated-with-renal-function-decline-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cohort-study
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Quratul A Altaf, Hamed Sadiqi, Milan K Piya, Abd A Tahrani
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients with diabetes at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is essential to prevent/slow the progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). CKD and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) share common mechanisms. Hence, we aimed to examine the relationship between foot insensitivity and CKD in patients with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Patients with ESRD were excluded...
November 22, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872396/comparison-of-estimates-of-body-fat-content-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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N A Sinicato, F A Peres, K de Oliveira Peliçari, A de Oliveira Santos, C D Ramos, R Marini, S Appenzeller
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare estimates of body fat content with respect to their ability to predict the percentage of body fat, confirmed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS: We included 64 consecutive childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus patients and 64 healthy age and sex-matched controls in a cross-sectional study. Anthropometric data, body mass index and body adiposity index were calculated for all subjects...
November 21, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871782/association-of-high-hla-e-expression-during-acute-cellular-rejection-and-numbers-of-hla-class-i-leader-peptide-mismatches-with-reduced-renal-allograft-survival
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Hana Guberina, Vera Rebmann, Bettina Wagner, Fabiola da Silva Nardi, Phillip Dziallas, Sebastian Dolff, Anja Bienholz, Jeremias Wohlschlaeger, Agnes Bankfalvi, Falko M Heinemann, Oliver Witzke, Yvonne M Zoet, Frans H J Claas, Peter A Horn, Andreas Kribben, Ilias I N Doxiadis
Non-classical Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-E preferentially presents leader peptides derived from classical HLA-class I molecules. HLA-E can trigger opposed immune responses by interacting with inhibitory NKG2A or by activating NKG2C receptors on NK and T-cells. We studied the impact of HLA-E on renal allograft survival during acute cellular rejection. HLA-E expression was up-regulated in acute cellular rejection (ACR) biopsies (n=12) compared to biopsies from 13 renal allografts with no rejection-signs. HLA-E up-regulation was correlated with numbers of HLA-class I leader peptide mismatches (p=0...
November 4, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870508/2016-acr-arhp-annual-meeting-abstract-supplement
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October 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869725/wireless-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-sensor-network-for-automatic-carbon-dioxide-fertilization-in-a-greenhouse-environment
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Jianing Wang, Xintao Niu, Lingjiao Zheng, Chuantao Zheng, Yiding Wang
In this paper, a wireless mid-infrared spectroscopy sensor network was designed and implemented for carbon dioxide fertilization in a greenhouse environment. A mid-infrared carbon dioxide (CO₂) sensor based on non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) with the functionalities of wireless communication and anti-condensation prevention was realized as the sensor node. Smart transmission power regulation was applied in the wireless sensor network, according to the Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI), to realize high communication stability and low-power consumption deployment...
November 18, 2016: Sensors
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