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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075357/correlations-between-endomyocardial-biopsies-and-cardiac-manifestations-in-taiwanese-patients-with-the-chinese-hotspot-ivs4-919g-a-mutation-data-from-the-fabry-outcome-survey
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Ting-Rong Hsu, Fu-Pang Chang, Tzu-Hung Chu, Shih-Hsien Sung, Svetlana Bizjajeva, Wen-Chung Yu, Dau-Ming Niu
We retrospectively evaluated correlations between cardiac manifestations and globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) accumulation in cardiomyocytes from Taiwanese patients with Fabry disease and the IVS4+919G>A (IVS4) mutation who underwent endomyocardial biopsy (Shire; Fabry Outcome Survey data; extracted January 2015). Of 24 males and six females (median age [Q1; Q3] at biopsy 60.4 [57.4; 64.1] and 61.3 [60.4; 65.1] years, respectively), 13 males (54.2%) and five females (83.3%) received agalsidase alfa enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) before biopsy...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036301/itpr3-gene-haplotype-is-associated-with-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-risk-in-taiwanese-women
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Yuh-Cheng Yang, Tzu-Yang Chang, Tze-Chien Chen, Wen-Shan Lin, Shih-Chuan Chang, Yann-Jinn Lee
Host immunogenetic background plays an important role in human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer development. Inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor type 3 (ITPR3) is essential for both immune activation and cancer pathogenesis. We aim to investigate if ITPR3 genetic polymorphisms are associated with the risk of cervical cancer in Taiwanese women. ITPR3 rs3748079 A/G and rs2229634 C/T polymorphisms were genotyped in a hospital-based study of 462 women with cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) and 921 age-matched healthy control women...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028848/functional-pyrimidine-based-thermally-activated-delay-fluorescence-emitters-photophysics-mechanochromism-and-fabrication-of-organic-light-emitting-diodes
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Paramaguru Ganesan, Revathi Ranganathan, Yun Chi, Xiao-Ke Liu, Chun-Sing Lee, Shih-Hung Liu, Gene-Hsiang Lee, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Yi-Ting Chen, Pi-Tai Chou
A new series of molecules T1-T4 possessing thermally activated delay fluorescence (TADF) have been strategically designed and synthesized. T1-T4 bear the dimethyl acridine as the electron donor, which is linked to either symmetrical or unsymmetrical diphenyl pyrimidine as an acceptor. In comparison to the ubiquitous triazine acceptor, the selection of pyrimidine as an acceptor takes its advantage of facile functionalization and less stabilized unoccupied π-orbitals so that the energy gap toward blue can be accessed...
December 28, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977613/acid-reducing-vagotomy-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-subsequent-ischemic-heart-disease-in-complicated-peptic-ulcer-an-asian-population-study
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Shih-Chi Wu, Chu-Wen Fang, William Tzu-Liang Chen, Chih-Hsin Muo
Persistent exacerbation of a peptic ulcer may lead to a complicated peptic ulcer (perforation or/and bleeding). The management of complicated peptic ulcers has shifted from acid-reducing vagotomy, drainage, and gastrectomy to simple local suture or non-operative (endoscopic/angiographic) hemostasis. We were interested in the long-term effects of this trend change. In this study, complicated peptic ulcer patients who received acid-reducing vagotomy were compared with those who received simple suture/hemostasis to determine the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960361/triboluminescence-and-metal-phosphor-for-organic-light-emitting-diodes-functional-pt-ii-complexes-with-both-2-pyridylimidazol-2-ylidene-and-bipyrazolate-chelates
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Che-Wei Hsu, Kiet Tuong Ly, Wei-Kai Lee, Chung-Chih Wu, Lai-Chin Wu, Jey-Jau Lee, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Shih-Hung Liu, Pi-Tai Chou, Gene-Hsiang Lee, Yun Chi
We report the utilization of both pyrid-2-yl-imidazolylidene and dianionic bipz chelates as constituents in syntheses of a new series of charge-neutral Pt(II) complexes 1-4, among which complex 4 revealed remarkable triboluminescence, i.e., generation of photoemission upon grinding or cracking of the solid sample. The triboluminescence is found to be sensitive to the subtle changes of the associated substituents of pyrid-2-yl-imidazolylidene chelate, as verified by the disappearance of the triboluminescence for complexes 1-3...
December 14, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936467/clinical-relevance-of-cell-free-dna-in-gastrointestinal-tract-malignancy
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Yuan-Tzu Lan, Ming-Huang Chen, Wen-Liang Fang, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Chien-Hsing Lin, Fang-Yu Jhang, Shung-Haur Yang, Jen-Kou Lin, Wei-Shone Chen, Jeng-Kai Jiang, Pei-Ching Lin, Shih-Ching Chang
BACKGROUND: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) extracted from blood has become a clinically feasible biomarker in various types of cancer. However, the clinical significance of cfDNA in gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer among Asian populations requires further investigation. RESULTS: The median cfDNA copy number was highest in esophageal cancer, followed by colorectal cancer and gastric cancer, which were all significantly higher than those of healthy individuals. The cfDNA levels were higher in GI tract cancer, followed by those in carcinoma in situ and then healthy individuals (P = 0...
December 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931613/later-onset-fabry-disease-cardiac-damage-progress-in-silence-experience-with-a-highly-prevalent-mutation
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Ting-Rong Hsu, Sheng-Che Hung, Fu-Pang Chang, Wen-Chung Yu, Shih-Hsien Sung, Chia-Lin Hsu, Ivan Dzhagalov, Chia-Feng Yang, Tzu-Hung Chu, Han-Jui Lee, Yung-Hsiu Lu, Sheng-Kai Chang, Hsuan-Chieh Liao, Hsiang-Yu Lin, Tsan-Chieh Liao, Pi-Chang Lee, Hsing-Yuan Li, An-Hang Yang, Hui-Chen Ho, Chuan-Chi Chiang, Ching-Yuang Lin, Robert J Desnick, Dau-Ming Niu
BACKGROUND: Recently, several studies revealed a much higher prevalence of later onset Fabry disease (FD) than previously expected. It suggested that later onset FD might present as an important hidden health issue in certain ethnic or demographic populations in the world. However, the natural history of its phenotype has not been systemically investigated, especially the cardiac involvement. OBJECTIVES: The study analyzed a large-scale newborn screening program for FD to understand the natural course of later onset FD...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930533/association-of-vagus-nerve-severance-and-decreased-risk-of-subsequent-type-2-diabetes-in-peptic-ulcer-patients-an-asian-population-cohort-study
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Shih-Chi Wu, William Tzu-Liang Chen, Chu-Wen Fang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Fung-Chang Sung, Chung Y Hsu
Vagus nerve may play a role in serum glucose modulation. The complicated peptic ulcer patients (with perforation or/and bleeding) who received surgical procedures with or without vagotomy provided 2 patient populations for studying the impact of vagus nerve integrity. We assessed the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in peptic ulcer patients without and with complications by surgical treatment received in a retrospective population study using the National Health Insurance database in Taiwan.A cohort of 163,385 patients with peptic ulcer and without Helicobacter pylori infection in 2000 to 2003 was established...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907908/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-brca1-2-germline-and-somatic-mutations-in-taiwanese-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Angel Chao, Ting-Chang Chang, Nina Lapke, Shih-Ming Jung, Peter Chi, Chien-Hung Chen, Lan-Yan Yang, Cheng-Tao Lin, Huei-Jean Huang, Hung-Hsueh Chou, Jui-Der Liou, Shu-Jen Chen, Tzu-Hao Wang, Chyong-Huey Lai
Germline and somatic BRCA1/2 mutations define a subset of patients with ovarian cancer who may benefit from treatment with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors. Unfortunately, data on the frequency of BRCA1/2 germline mutations in Taiwanese patients with ovarian cancer are scarce, with the prevalence of somatic mutations being unknown. We aim to investigate the occurrence of BRCA1/2 mutations in 99 Taiwanese patients with ovarian cancer which included serous (n = 46), endometrioid (n = 24), and clear cell (n = 29) carcinomas...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898174/treatment-of-a-giant-pulmonary-emphysematous-cyst-with-primary-bronchoalveolar-papillary-carcinoma-in-a-shih-tzu-dog
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Jiyoung Park, Hae-Beom Lee, Seong Mok Jeong
OBJECTIVE: To report the surgical treatment of a pulmonary emphysematous cyst concurrent with primary pulmonary bronchoalveolar papillary carcinoma in a dog. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case report. ANIMALS: 12-year-old 6.4 kg spayed female Shih Tzu dog. METHODS: The dog presented for surgical treatment of pulmonary emphysema. Radiography revealed that more than half of the left caudal lung lobe was enlarged and hyperlucent and computed tomography (CT) confirmed the presence of an emphysematous space...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890705/selective-rehearsal-is-affected-by-the-emotionality-of-the-encoding-context-in-item-method-directed-forgetting-an-event-related-potential-study
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Tzu-Ling Liu, Nai-Feng Chen, Shih-Kuen Cheng
Emotional items are often remembered more clearly than neutral items. However, whether stimuli embedded in an emotional context are more resistant to directed forgetting than those presented in a neutral context remains unclear. This question was tested by recording event-related potentials (ERPs) in an item-method directed forgetting paradigm involving neutral words that were embedded in neutral or negative contexts. During the study phase, participants were asked to associate a neutral word with a negative or neutral picture...
November 24, 2016: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889462/maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood-levels-of-mercury-manganese-iron-and-copper-in-southern-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shih-Hui Huang, Ken-Pen Weng, Ching-Chiang Lin, Chung-Cheng Wang, Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Luo-Ping Ger, Ming-Tsang Wu
BACKGROUND: The effect of maternal exposure to essential minerals and heavy metals on fetus is an important issue, which affects women around the world. Few data are available on the concentration of both essential minerals and heavy metals in maternal/fetal medicine. The aims of this study were to (1) assess the correlation of mercury (Hg), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), and copper (Cu) in paired maternal/fetal blood samples, and (2) study potential confounding factors during pregnancy. METHODS: Our study recruited 145 healthy pregnant women with a mean age of 28...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888621/intraperitoneal-ziv-aflibercept-effectively-manages-refractory-ascites-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Chieh-Sheng Lu, Jen-Kou Lin, Wei-Shone Chen, Tzu-Chen Lin, Jeng-Kai Jiang, Shung-Haur Yang, Huann-Sheng Wang, Shih-Ching Chang, Yuan-Tzu Lan, Chun-Chi Lin, Hung-Hsin Lin, Hao-Wei Teng
Ascites related to metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) reduces patient survival and quality of life, and systemic chemotherapy is largely ineffective for managing ascites. Here, we examined the clinical efficacy of intraperitoneal (IP) ziv-aflibercept for managing refractory ascites in 15 mCRC patients who did not respond to standard chemotherapy. Fifty or 100 mg of ziv-aflibercept in 100 mL of saline solution were infused through a pigtail catheter and retained for 24 h. When the ascites drainage volumes were subsequently monitored, 73...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866313/two-myb-related-transcription-factors-play-opposite-roles-in-sugar-signaling-in-arabidopsis
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Yi-Shih Chen, Yi-Chi Chao, Tzu-Wei Tseng, Chun-Kai Huang, Pei-Ching Lo, Chung-An Lu
Sugar regulation of gene expression has profound effects at all stages of the plant life cycle. Although regulation at the transcriptional level is one of the most prominent mechanisms by which gene expression is regulated, only a few transcription factors have been identified and demonstrated to be involved in the regulation of sugar-regulated gene expression. OsMYBS1, an R1/2-type MYB transcription factor, has been demonstrated to be involved in sugar- and hormone-regulated α-amylase gene expression in rice...
November 19, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859216/cooperation-of-mll-af10-om-lz-with-ptpn11-activating-mutation-induced-monocytic-leukemia-with-a-shorter-latency-in-a-mouse-bone-marrow-transplantation-model
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Jen-Fen Fu, Sung-Tzu Liang, Ying-Jung Huang, Kung-Hao Liang, Tzung-Hai Yen, Der-Cherng Liang, Lee-Yung Shih
PTPN11 mutation, a RAS signaling pathway mutation, is associated with MLL translocations in acute leukemia. A girl with MLL/AF10 AML was found to carry PTPN11(G503A) . To study the impact of PTPN11 (G503A) cooperating with MLL/AF10 on leukemogenesis, we established a retroviral transduction/transplantation mouse model. Compared with the MLL/AF10(OM-LZ) leukemia cells harboring PTPN11 (wt) , the cells harboring PTPN11(G503A) were hypersensitive to GM-CSF and IL3, and more resistant to death upon treatment with daunorubicin but sensitive to cytarabine...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858865/medical-care-utilization-and-costs-on-end-of-life-cancer-patients-the-role-of-hospice-care
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Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, Chun-Ku Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shu-Lin Tsai, Shao-Yi Cheng, Tai-Yuan Chiu, Shih-Tzu Tsai, Shinn-Jang Hwang
Although there are 3 hospice care programs for terminal cancer patients in Taiwan, the medical utilization and expenses for these patients by programs have not been well-explored. The aim of this study was to examine the medical utilization and expenses of terminal cancer patients under different programs of hospice care in the last 90, 30, and 14 days of life.This was a retrospective observational study by secondary data analysis. By using the National Health Insurance claim database and Hospice Shared Care Databases...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855722/prognostic-impact-of-restored-sinus-rhythm-in-patients-with-sepsis-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation
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Wen Cheng Liu, Wen Yu Lin, Chin Sheng Lin, Han Bin Huang, Tzu Chiao Lin, Shu Meng Cheng, Shih Ping Yang, Jung Chung Lin, Wei Shiang Lin
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NeOAF) is a common type of tachyarrhythmia in critically ill patients and is associated with increased mortality in patients with sepsis. However, the prognostic impact of restored sinus rhythm (SR) in septic patients with NeOAF remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 791 patients with sepsis, who were admitted to a medical intensive care unit from January 2011 to January 2014, were screened. NeOAF was detected by continuous electrocardiographic monitoring...
November 18, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847105/corrigendum-to-defining-risk-groups-of-patients-with-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-and-cervical-nodal-metastases-by-f-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-and-computed-tomography-imaging-kaohsiung-j-med-sci-32-08-2016-407-413
#18
Yung-Yueh Su, Shih-Hsin Chen, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Chun-Ta Liao, Chien-Yu Lin, Chung-Jan Kang, Tzu-Chen Yen
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November 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845443/imaging-cytometry-of-human-leukocytes-with-third-harmonic-generation-microscopy
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Cheng-Ham Wu, Tzung-Dau Wang, Chia-Hung Hsieh, Shih-Hung Huang, Jong-Wei Lin, Szu-Chun Hsu, Hau-Tieng Wu, Yao-Ming Wu, Tzu-Ming Liu
Based on third-harmonic-generation (THG) microscopy and a k-means clustering algorithm, we developed a label-free imaging cytometry method to differentiate and determine the types of human leukocytes. According to the size and average intensity of cells in THG images, in a two-dimensional scatter plot, the neutrophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes in peripheral blood samples from healthy volunteers were clustered into three differentiable groups. Using these features in THG images, we could count the number of each of the three leukocyte types both in vitro and in vivo...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833027/bufalin-inhibits-gefitinib-resistant-nci-h460-human-lung-cancer-cell-migration-and-invasion-in-vitro
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An-Cheng Huang, Mei-Due Yang, Yung-Ting Hsiao, Tzu-Shun Lin, Yi-Shih Ma, Shu-Fen Peng, Te-Chun Hsia, Yih-Dih Cheng, Chao-Lin Kuo, Jing-Gung Chung
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bufalin, a component of Chan Su (frog), has been shown to have biological activities including anti-tumor effects. Gefitinib has been used as an anti-cancer drug in lung cancer patients; however, some patients eventually become gefitinib resistant. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, we investigated anti-metastasis effects of bufalin in gefitinib resistant NCI-H460 lung cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of the bufalin in gefitinib resistant NCI-H460 lung cancer cells were investigated on cell viability using flow cytometry...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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