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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797998/the-effect-of-dose-volume-parameters-on-central-nervous-system-relapse-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-receiving-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation
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Zeliha Guzeloz, Ayse Nur Demiral, Fatma Eren, Mehmet Adigul, Ahmet Ergin Capar, Handan Cakmakci, Sebnem Yilmaz, Ozlem Tufekci, Hale Oren, Riza Çetingoz
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effects of dosevolume parameters of brain parenchyma, optic nerves (ONs) and cribriform plate (CP), which were determined on central nervous system (CNS) control in pediatric leukemia patients who have undergone prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) at our department. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the current study, the records of 14 patients were examined retrospectively. Along with the minimum and maximum doses for brain and CP, D95% (minimal dose received by the 95% volume of a structure) and V95% (percent volume of target receiving 95% of prescribed dose) could be obtained from the dose-volume histogram...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774519/undetected-angle-closure-in-patients-with-a-diagnosis-of-open-angle-glaucoma
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Devesh K Varma, Sarah M Simpson, Amandeep S Rai, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the proportion of patients referred to a tertiary glaucoma centre with a diagnosis of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) who were found to have angle closure glaucoma. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Consecutive new patients referred for glaucoma management to a tertiary centre between July 2010 and December 2011 were reviewed. Patients whose referrals for glaucoma assessment specified angle status as "open" were included...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758435/-treating-tissue-defects-following-tooth-removal-three-case-reports
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Rita Marton, Anna Martin, Szandra Lemperger, Péter Windisch
Following tooth removal, three dimensional hard- and soft-tissue loss take place. Spontaneous healing makes the defect more severe and results in collapsing tissues. Implant placement is not feasible. In the aestethic zone even fixed partial dentures will not deliver the expected result. Our aim was to demonstrate that only ridge preservation enables implant placement and also provides excellent aestetic result even at frontal areas. CBCT was made before and 6-8 months after ridge preservation. Vertical and socket area measurements were carried out and compared in pre-, and postoperative images...
August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723980/preliminary-results-of-topical-hepatic-hypothermia-in-a-model-of-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Emilio Elias Abdo, Estela Regina Ramos Figueira, Joel Avancini Rocha-Filho, Eleazar Chaib, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Telesforo Bacchella
BACKGROUND: Ischemia/reperfusion causes organ damage but it is mandatory in hepatic transplantation, trauma and other complex liver surgeries, when Pringle maneuver is applied to minimize bleeding during these procedures. It is well known that liver ischemia/reperfusion leads to microcirculatory disturbance and cellular injury. In this setting hypothermia is known to reduce oxygen demand, lowering intracellular metabolism. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of hypothermia in liver ischemia/reperfusion injury, using a new model of topic isolated liver hypothermia...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692984/a-study-of-cell-free-dna-fragmentation-pattern-and-its-application-in-dna-sample-type-classification
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Shifu Chen, Ming Liu, Xiaoni Zhang, Renwen Long, Yixing Wang, Yue Han, Shiwei Zhang, Mingyan Xu, Jia Gu
Plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) has certain fragmentation patterns, which can bring non-random base content curves of the sequencing data's beginning cycles. We studied the patterns and found that we could determine whether a sample is cfDNA or not by just looking into the first 10 cycles of its base content curves. We analysed 3189 FastQ files, including 1442 cfDNA, 1234 genomic DNA, 507 FFPE tumour DNA and 6 urinary cfDNA. By deep analysing these data, we find the patterns are stable enough to distinguish cfDNA from other kinds of DNA samples...
July 4, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682937/effects-of-blood-flow-restriction-combined-with-post-activation-potentiation-stimuli-on-jump-performance-in-recreationally-active-males
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Ryan M Miller, Victoria M Keeter, Eduardo D S Freitas, Aaron D Heishman, Allen W Knehans, Debra A Bemben, Michael G Bemben
Whole-body vibration and maximum voluntary contractions combined with blood flow restriction to augment post-activation potentiation have yet to be examined. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to examine the augmented effects of post-activation potentiation when whole-body vibration and maximum voluntary contraction are combined with blood-flow restriction. Twenty men (21.8 ± 2.6 years, 180.5 ± 6.2 cm and 84.5 ± 12.1 kg) completed the study. Participants completed three testing sessions in a randomized design that included one of the following: 1) control (CON), 2) whole-body vibration (WBV) and whole-body vibration combined with blood flow restriction (WBV+BFR), or 3) maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and maximum voluntary contraction combined with blood-flow restriction (MVC+BFR)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678324/screening-and-identification-of-a-tumor-specific-methylation-phenotype-in-the-colorectal-laterally-spreading-tumor
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H-B Ni, F-Y Wang, J Xu, X-J He, J Chen, Q Wu, J-F Wu, Y-S Sun
OBJECTIVE: We screened and identified the differential expression of the methylation phenotype in the whole genome of colorectal laterally spreading tumor (LSTs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 3 tissue samples of colorectal polypoid adenomas (PAs), 3 tissue samples of LSTs and 3 tissue samples of colon cancer were analyzed with a high-density gene chip, and about 450,000 methylation sites were detected covering approximately 95% of the CpG islands. The Delta Data screening was taken through a cluster analysis of methylation phenotype differential expression...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673522/very-early-disengagement-and-subsequent-re-engagement-in-primary-care-office-based-opioid-treatment-obot-with-buprenorphine
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David Hui, Zoe M Weinstein, Debbie M Cheng, Emily Quinn, Hyunjoong Kim, Colleen Labelle, Jeffrey H Samet
INTRODUCTION: Patients with opioid use disorder often require multiple treatment attempts before achieving stable recovery. Rates of disengagement from buprenorphine are highest in the first month of treatment and termination of buprenorphine therapy results in return to use rates as high as 90%. To better characterize these at-risk patients, this study aims to describe: 1) the frequency and characteristics of patients with very early disengagement (≤1month) from Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) with buprenorphine and 2) the frequency and characteristics of patients who re-engage in care at this same OBOT clinic within 2years, among the subset of very early disengagers...
August 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615067/correspondence-on-lovell-et-al-identification-of-chicken-genes-previously-assumed-to-be-evolutionarily-lost
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Susanne Bornelöv, Eyal Seroussi, Sara Yosefi, Ken Pendavis, Shane C Burgess, Manfred Grabherr, Miriam Friedman-Einat, Leif Andersson
Through RNA-Seq analyses, we identified 137 genes that are missing in chicken, including the long-sought-after nephrin and tumor necrosis factor genes. These genes tended to cluster in GC-rich regions that have poor coverage in genome sequence databases. Hence, the occurrence of syntenic groups of vertebrate genes that have not been observed in Aves does not prove the evolutionary loss of such genes.Please see related Research article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13059-014-0565-1 and Please see response from Lovell et al: https://www...
June 14, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587145/influence-of-cooking-microwaving-and-broiling-on-cylindrospermopsin-concentration-in-muscle-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-and-characterization-of-decomposition-products
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Ana I Prieto, Remedios Guzmán-Guillén, Rocío Valderrama-Fernández, Ángeles Jos, Ana M Cameán
Cylindrospermopsin (CYN) has become increasingly important as a freshwater algal toxin, showing cytotoxic effects. This toxin is able to bioaccumulate in freshwater food webs, representing a serious human health problem. Normally, fish is cooked before consumption, and CYN concentration can be altered. For the first time, the effects of microwaving and broiling for 1 and 2 min on CYN concentration and its decomposition products in fish muscle (Oreochromis niloticus) contaminated in the laboratory were investigated, using UPLC-MS/MS and Orbitrap...
May 26, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487736/synergistic-effect-of-family-history-of-diabetes-and-dietary-habits-on-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-in-central-china
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Yanyan Zhao, Chunhua Song, Xiaokun Ma, Xiaojun Ma, Qingzhu Wang, Hongfei Ji, Feng Guo, Guijun Qin
Background. Family history of diabetes (FHD) and lifestyle are associated with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), but little is known about the FHD diet interactions. We aimed to analyze the interactions of FHD and lifestyle factors in Chinese T2DM onset. Methods. This was a cross-sectional survey in central urban China (n = 1234 patients with T2DM and n = 8615 non-T2DM subjects). The biological interactions, defined by Rothman interactions, between FHD and each dietary factor were analyzed by using the synergy index (S) scores...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487318/impact-of-coronary-calcification-on-clinical-management-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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Daniel O Bittner, Thomas Mayrhofer, Fabian Bamberg, Travis R Hallett, Sumbal Janjua, Daniel Addison, John T Nagurney, James E Udelson, Michael T Lu, Quynh A Truong, Pamela K Woodard, Judd E Hollander, Chadwick Miller, Anna Marie Chang, Harjit Singh, Harold Litt, Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) may impair diagnostic assessment of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). We determined whether CAC affects efficiency of coronary CTA in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a pooled analysis of ACRIN-PA (American College of Radiology Imaging Network-Pennsylvania) 4005 and the ROMICAT-II trial (Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography) comparing an initial coronary CTA strategy to standard of care in acute chest pain patients...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475587/two-studies-in-one-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-fingolimod-versus-interferons-and-glatiramer-acetate-using-real-world-data-from-the-independent-german-studies-pangaea-and-pearl
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Jonathan Alsop, Jennie Medin, Christian Cornelissen, Stefan Viktor Vormfelde, Tjalf Ziemssen
BACKGROUND: This study compared outcomes following fingolimod or BRACE treatments (beta-interferons/glatiramer acetate) in patients with active MS (≥ 1 relapse in the previous year) following previous BRACE treatment. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Patients with active MS who previously received BRACE were identified from German prospective, observational studies, PANGAEA and PEARL. A novel methodology was developed to compare outcomes between propensity-score-matched cohorts (3:1 ratio) from the independent single-arm studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437656/a-gene-environment-interaction-analysis-of-plasma-selenium-with-prevalent-and-incident-diabetes-the-hortega-study
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Inmaculada Galan-Chilet, Maria Grau-Perez, Griselda De Marco, Eliseo Guallar, Juan Carlos Martin-Escudero, Alejandro Dominguez-Lucas, Isabel Gonzalez-Manzano, Raul Lopez-Izquierdo, Laisa Socorro Briongos-Figuero, Josep Redon, Felipe Javier Chaves, Maria Tellez-Plaza
BACKGROUND: Selenium and single-nucleotide-polymorphisms in selenoprotein genes have been associated to diabetes. However, the interaction of selenium with genetic variation in diabetes and oxidative stress-related genes has not been evaluated as a potential determinant of diabetes risk. METHODS: We evaluated the cross-sectional and prospective associations of plasma selenium concentrations with type 2 diabetes, and the interaction of selenium concentrations with genetic variation in candidate polymorphisms, in a representative sample of 1452 men and women aged 18-85 years from Spain...
August 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402692/racial-ethnic-differences-in-women-s-experiences-of-reproductive-coercion-intimate-partner-violence-and-unintended-pregnancy
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Charvonne N Holliday, Heather L McCauley, Jay G Silverman, Edmund Ricci, Michele R Decker, Daniel J Tancredi, Jessica G Burke, Patricia Documét, Sonya Borrero, Elizabeth Miller
OBJECTIVE: To explore racial/ethnic differences in reproductive coercion (RC), intimate partner violence (IPV), and unintended pregnancy (UIP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed cross-sectional, baseline data from an intervention that was conducted between August 2008 and March 2009 in five family planning clinics in the San Francisco, California area, to examine the association of race/ethnicity with RC, IPV, and UIP among female patients aged 16-29 (n = 1234)...
August 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398851/breastfeeding-reduces-childhood-obesity-risks
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Liang Wang, Candice Collins, Melanie Ratliff, Bin Xie, Youfa Wang
BACKGROUND: The present study examined the effects of breastfeeding and its duration on the development of childhood obesity from 24 months through grade 6. METHODS: U.S. longitudinal data collected from 1234 children were analyzed using logistic regression models and generalized estimating equation (GEE). Child height and weight were measured six times at ages of 24 months, 36 months, 54 months, grade 1, grade 3, and grade 6. RESULTS: During the early 1990s, prevalence of breastfeeding was low in the United States, 60% and 48% at 1 and 6 months, respectively...
June 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386950/gastrointestinal-disorders-in-curry-jones-syndrome-clinical-and-molecular-insights-from-an-affected-newborn
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Kristen Wigby, Stephen R F Twigg, Ryan Broderick, Katherine P Davenport, Andrew O M Wilkie, Stephen W Bickler, Marilyn C Jones
Curry-Jones syndrome (CJS) is a pattern of malformation that includes craniosynostosis, pre-axial polysyndactyly, agenesis of the corpus callosum, cutaneous and gastrointestinal abnormalities. A recurrent, mosaic mutation of SMO (c.1234 C>T; p.Leu412Phe) causes CJS. This report describes the gastrointestinal and surgical findings in a baby with CJS who presented with abdominal obstruction and reviews the spectrum of gastrointestinal malformations in this rare disorder. A 41-week, 4,165 g, female presented with craniosynostosis, pre-axial polysyndactyly, and cutaneous findings consistent with a clinical diagnosis of CJS...
June 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379202/television-viewing-and-its-association-with-sedentary-behaviors-self-rated-heath-and-academic-performance-among-secondary-school-students-in-peru
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Bimala Sharma, Rosemary Cosme Chavez, Ae Suk Jeong, Eun Woo Nam
The study assessed television viewing >2 h a day and its association with sedentary behaviors, self-rated health, and academic performance among secondary school adolescents. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among randomly selected students in Lima in 2015. We measured self-reported responses of students using a standard questionnaire, and conducted in-depth interviews with 10 parents and 10 teachers. Chi-square test, correlation and multivariate logistic regression analysis were performed among 1234 students, and thematic analysis technique was used for qualitative information...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274232/perilipin-polymorphisms-are-risk-factors-for-the-development-of-obesity-in-adolescents-a-case-control-study
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Yavuz Tokgöz, Ishak Abdurrahman Işık, Soheil Akbari, Tuncay Kume, Oya Sayın, Esra Erdal, Nur Arslan
BACKGROUND: The variations in perilipin gene (PLIN) were previously associated with obesity. We examined the association of polymorphisms at the PLIN locus in adolescents with obesity and their connection with serum adipokines. METHODS: A total of 308 children (206 obese, 66.8% and 102 healthy control, 33.2%) between the ages of 10-18 years were included into the study. PLIN gene analysis [PLIN 1, PLIN 4, PLIN 6, PLIN 5'UTR-1234 C > G and PLIN 10171 A/T] were studied by Real Time-PCR...
March 9, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262595/radiological-impact-of-natural-radioactivity-in-egyptian-phosphate-rocks-phosphogypsum-and-phosphate-fertilizers
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S M El-Bahi, A Sroor, Gehan Y Mohamed, N S El-Gendy
In this study, the activity concentrations of the natural radionuclides in phosphate rocks and its products were measured using a high- purity germanium detector (HPGe). The obtained activity results show remarkable wide variation in the radioactive contents for the different phosphate samples. The average activity concentration of (235)U, (238)U, (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K was found as (45, 1031, 786, 85 and 765Bq/kg) for phosphate rocks, (28, 1234, 457, 123 and 819Bq/kg) for phosphate fertilizers, (47, 663, 550, 79 and 870Bq/kg) for phosphogypsum and (25, 543, 409, 54 and 897Bq/kg) for single super phosphate respectively...
February 21, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
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