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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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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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)...
April 12, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261104/circulating-micrornas-correlated-with-bone-loss-induced-by-45-days-of-bed-rest
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Shukuan Ling, Guohui Zhong, Weijia Sun, Fengji Liang, Feng Wu, Hongxing Li, Yuheng Li, Dingsheng Zhao, Jinping Song, Xiaoyan Jin, Xiaorui Wu, Hailin Song, Qi Li, Yinghui Li, Shanguang Chen, Jianghui Xiong, Yingxian Li
The purpose of this study was to find the circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) co-related with bone loss induced by bed rest, and testify whether the selected miRNAs could reflect the bone mineral status of human after bed-rest. We analyzed plasma miRNA levels of 16 subjects after 45 days of -6° head-down tilt bed rest, which is a reliable model for the simulation of microgravity. We characterize the circulating miRNA profile in individuals after bed rest and identify circulating miRNAs which can best reflect the level of bone loss induced by bed rest...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249094/effect-of-ischemic-postconditioning-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Thomas Engstrøm, Henning Kelbæk, Steffen Helqvist, Dan Eik Høfsten, Lene Kløvgaard, Peter Clemmensen, Lene Holmvang, Erik Jørgensen, Frants Pedersen, Kari Saunamaki, Jan Ravkilde, Hans-Henrik Tilsted, Anton Villadsen, Jens Aarøe, Svend Eggert Jensen, Bent Raungaard, Hans E Bøtker, Christian J Terkelsen, Michael Maeng, Anne Kaltoft, Lars R Krusell, Lisette O Jensen, Karsten T Veien, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Kasper Kyhl, Lars Nepper-Christensen, Marek Treiman, Niels Vejlstrup, Kiril Ahtarovski, Jacob Lønborg, Lars Køber
Importance: Ischemic postconditioning of the heart during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) induced by repetitive interruptions of blood flow to the ischemic myocardial region immediately after reopening of the infarct-related artery may limit myocardial damage. Objective: To determine whether ischemic postconditioning can improve the clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Design, Setting, And Participants: In this multicenter, randomized clinical trial, patients with onset of symptoms within 12 hours, STEMI, and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) grade 0-1 flow in the infarct-related artery at arrival were randomized to conventional PCI or postconditioning...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242130/kennedy-s-disease-1234-scale-preliminary-design-and-test
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Ming Lu, Haixiao Guo, Dongsheng Fan
Kennedy's disease (KD), also known as spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), is a rare x-linked genetic disorder which is characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy. In previous clinical trials, KD patients had been assessed using the ALSFRS scale, which was specifically designed for ALS patients. However, the progression of KD is very slow, and thus, the ALSFRS does not accurately reflect changes in the clinical condition of KD patient. Here, we developed the KD 1234 scale which designed specially for KD...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224311/prevalence-incidence-and-sex-ratio-of-transsexualism-in-the-autonomous-region-of-madrid-spain-according-to-healthcare-demand
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Antonio Becerra-Fernández, José Miguel Rodríguez-Molina, Nuria Asenjo-Araque, María Jesús Lucio-Pérez, Miguel Cuchí-Alfaro, Eduardo García-Camba, Gilberto Pérez-López, Miriam Menacho-Román, María Carmen Berrocal-Sertucha, Domingo Ly-Pen, María Victorina Aguilar-Vilas
In recent years, different studies have provided estimates of the prevalence of transsexualism with very diverse results. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the prevalence, incidence, and sex ratio of transsexualism in the autonomous region of Madrid (Spain). A total of 1234 patients who attended from 2007 to the end of 2015 in the only Gender Identity Unit (GIU) in Madrid were analyzed. Sixty-three patients were excluded for various reasons; thus, 1171 could be included: 803 male-to-female (MtF) and 368 female-to-male (FtM) transsexual patients...
February 21, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134344/swath-label-free-proteomics-analyses-revealed-the-roles-of-oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-defensing-system-in-sclerotia-formation-of-polyporus-umbellatus
#17
Bing Li, Xiaofang Tian, Chunlan Wang, Xu Zeng, Yongmei Xing, Hong Ling, Wanqiang Yin, Lixia Tian, Zhixia Meng, Jihui Zhang, Shunxing Guo
Understanding the initiation and maturing mechanisms is important for rational manipulating sclerotia differentiation and growth from hypha of Polyporus umbellatus. Proteomes in P. umbellatus sclerotia and hyphae at initial, developmental and mature phases were studied. 1391 proteins were identified by nano-liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) in Data Dependant Acquisition mode, and 1234 proteins were quantified successfully by Sequential Window Acquisition of all THeoretical fragment ion spectra-MS (SWATH-MS) technology...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114813/reproductive-health-counseling-delivered-to-women-living-with-hiv-in-the-united-states
#18
Runa H Gokhale, Heather Bradley, John Weiser
Advances in antiretroviral therapy (ART) and reproductive technologies have made transmission of HIV to partners and infants almost completely preventable. Comprehensive reproductive health counseling (CRHC) is an important component of care for women living with HIV, but few women report discussing reproductive health with an HIV care provider. We surveyed a probability sample of U.S. HIV care providers during 2013-2014. Of 2023 eligible providers, 1234 responded (64% adjusted provider response rate). We estimated the percentage delivering CRHC to their female patients...
January 23, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056847/impact-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-receiving-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#19
Mao-Jen Lin, Chun-Yu Chen, Hau-De Lin, Han-Ping Wu
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a necessary procedure commonly performed for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the impact of diabetes and hypertension on long-term outcomes of patients after receiving PCI has not yet been determined. METHODS: The data of 1234 patients who received PCI were collected prospectively, and patients were divided into four groups, including patients with and without DM and those with either DM or hypertension alone...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049363/circulating-chromogranin-b-levels-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure-data-from-the-finnali-study
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Peder Langeland Myhre, Mats Stridsberg, Rita Linko, Marjatta Okkonen, Ståle Nygård, Geir Christensen, Ville Pettilä, Torbjørn Omland, Helge Røsjø
PURPOSE: Circulating chromogranin B (CgB) levels are increased in situations characterized by systemic and myocardial stress, but whether CgB provides prognostic information in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) is unknown. METHODS: We included 584 patients with ARF, defined as ventilatory support >6 h, and with blood samples available on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission and day 3 (n = 479). CgB levels were measured by radioimmunoassay and follow-up was 90 days...
January 3, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
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