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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787819/budding-and-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-combination-of-both-parameters-predicts-survival-in-colorectal-cancer-and-leads-to-new-prognostic-subgroups
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Corinna Lang-Schwarz, Balint Melcher, Franziska Haumaier, Klaus Lang-Schwarz, Thomas Rupprecht, Michael Vieth, William Sterlacci
Tumor budding is an independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer (CRC) and has recently been well defined by the International Concensus Conference on Tumor Budding (ITBCC). Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are also an issue in different human cancers and correlate with prognosis in CRC. Here we evaluate the combination of budding and TILs in CRC with regard to prognosis. Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) stained slides of 501 CRC patients, diagnosed between 2005 and 2010 were reevaluated for tumor budding according to the ITBCC-criteria...
May 19, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754509/-new-and-traditional-directions-in-the-biology-and-management-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Bálint Egyed, Gábor Kovács, Nóra Kutszegi, Andrea Rzepiel, Judit Csányiné Sági, Dániel János Erdélyi, Judit Müller, Ágnes Félné Semsei
Owing to clinical trials and improvement over the past few decades, the majority of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survive by first-line chemotherapy and combat with the problems of returning to community. However, many patients may have severe acute or late therapeutic side effects, and the survival rate in some groups (e.g., patients with MLL rearrangements, hypodiploidy, IKZF1 mutation or early precursor T cell phenotype) is far behind the average. Innovative strategies in medical attendance provide better clinical outcomes for them: complete gene diagnostics, molecularly targeted anticancer treatment, immuno-oncology and immune cell therapy...
May 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735672/strategic-investment-explains-patterns-of-cooperation-and-cheating-in-a-microbe
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Philip G Madgwick, Balint Stewart, Laurence J Belcher, Christopher R L Thompson, Jason B Wolf
Contributing to cooperation is typically costly, while its rewards are often available to all members of a social group. So why should individuals be willing to pay these costs, especially if they could cheat by exploiting the investments of others? Kin selection theory broadly predicts that individuals should invest more into cooperation if their relatedness to group members is high (assuming they can discriminate kin from nonkin). To better understand how relatedness affects cooperation, we derived the ‟Collective Investment" game, which provides quantitative predictions for patterns of strategic investment depending on the level of relatedness...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733592/efficient-automatized-density-functional-tight-binding-parameterizations-application-to-group-iv-elements
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Ahmad W Huran, Conrad Steigemann, Thomas Frauenheim, Bálint Aradi, Miguel A L Marques
Density-functional tight-binding methods stand out as a very good compromise between accuracy and computational efficiency. These methods rely on parameter sets that have to be determined and tabulated for every pair of chemical elements. We describe an efficient, and to a large extent automatic, procedure to build such parameter sets. This procedure includes the generation of unbiased training sets, and subsequent optimization of the parameters using a pattern search method. As target for the optimization we ask that the formation energy and the forces on the atoms calculated within tight-binding reproduce the ones obtained using density-functional theory...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710633/endocrine-disruptors-in-breeding-ponds-and-reproductive-health-of-toads-in-agricultural-urban-and-natural-landscapes
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Veronika Bókony, Bálint Üveges, Nikolett Ujhegyi, Viktória Verebélyi, Edina Nemesházi, Olivér Csíkvári, Attila Hettyey
Many chemical pollutants have endocrine disrupting effects which can cause lifelong reproductive abnormalities in animals. Amphibians are the most threatened group of vertebrates, but there is little information on the nature and quantity of pollutants occurring in typical amphibian breeding habitats and on the reproductive capacities of amphibian populations inhabiting polluted areas. In this study we investigated the occurrence and concentrations of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the water and sediment of under-studied amphibian breeding habitats in natural, agricultural and urbanized landscapes...
April 13, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702452/decision-making-performance-of-depressed-patients-within-72-h-following-a-suicide-attempt
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Klára M Hegedűs, Andrea Szkaliczki, Bernadett I Gál, Bálint Andó, Zoltán Janka, Péter Z Álmos
BACKGROUND: The significance of decision-making in suicidal behaviour is often highlighted; however, the performance of persons in suicide crisis is unknown. This study aimed to explore the comprehensive decision-making profile of depressed patients following a suicide attempt. METHODS: Decision-making was measured by reward- ("ABCD") and punishment- ("EFGH") sensitive versions of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) in 59 medication-free depressed patients within 72 h after a suicide attempt and in 46 healthy control subjects...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609525/balint-2-0-a-virtual-balint-group-for-doctors-around-the-world
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Donald E Nease, Albert Lichtenstein, Luis Pinho-Costa, Kyle Hoedebecke
Objective Balint groups have shown promise in addressing clinician-patient relationships, clinician burnout, referral practices, and psychological mindedness. However, their traditional format of in-person sessions limits their ability to meet the needs of clinicians practicing in locations without trained Balint leaders. We report on a pilot of an international, internet-based Balint group in collaboration between the World Organization of Family Doctors regional Young Doctors Movements and the International Balint Federation...
May 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569047/alterations-in-resting-state-gamma-activity-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-high-density-eeg-study
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Máté Baradits, Brigitta Kakuszi, Sára Bálint, Máté Fullajtár, László Mód, István Bitter, Pál Czobor
Alterations of EEG gamma activity in schizophrenia have been reported during sensory and cognitive tasks, but it remains unclear whether changes are present in resting state. Our aim was to examine whether changes occur in resting state, and to delineate those brain regions where gamma activity is altered. Furthermore, we wanted to identify the associations between changes in gamma activity and psychopathological characteristics. We studied gamma activity (30-48 Hz) in 60 patients with schizophrenia and 76 healthy controls...
March 22, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549192/functional-neurological-disorders-in-parkinson-disease
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Benjamin D Wissel, Alok K Dwivedi, Aristide Merola, Danielle Chin, Cara Jacob, Andrew P Duker, Jennifer E Vaughan, Lilia Lovera, Kathrin LaFaver, Ariel Levy, Anthony E Lang, Francesca Morgante, Melissa Jill Nirenberg, Christopher Stephen, Nutan Sharma, Alberto Romagnolo, Leonardo Lopiano, Bettina Balint, Xin X Yu, Kailash P Bhatia, Alberto J Espay
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain demographic and clinical features of Parkinson disease (PD) associated with functional neurological features. METHODS: A standardised form was used to extract data from electronic records of 53 PD patients with associated functional neurological disorders (PD-FND) across eight movement disorders centres in the USA, Canada and Europe. These subjects were matched for age, gender and disease duration to PD patients without functional features (PD-only)...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515690/implementation-of-personalized-medicine-in-central-eastern-europe-pitfalls-and-potentials-based-on-citizen-s-attitude
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Peter Balicza, Andras Terebessy, Zoltan Grosz, Noemi Agnes Varga, Aniko Gal, Balint Andras Fekete, Maria Judit Molnar
Objective: Next-generation sequencing is increasingly utilized worldwide as a research and diagnostic tool and is anticipated to be implemented into everyday clinical practice. Since Central-Eastern European attitude toward genetic testing, especially broad genetic testing, is not well known, we performed a survey on this issue among Hungarian participants. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed among patients and patient relatives at our neurogenetic outpatient clinic...
March 2018: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511954/25-oh-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-lymphoid-malignancies-its-prevalence-and-significance-are-we-fully-aware-of-it
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Vladislava T Djurasinović, Biljana S Mihaljević, Sandra B Šipetić Grujičić, Svetlana D Ignjatović, Goran Trajković, Milena R Todorović-Balint, Darko A Antić, Jelena S Bila, Boško M Andjelić, Jelena J Jeličić, Vojin M Vuković, Aleksandra M Nikolic, Stanislaw Klek
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D has a role in cellular differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis and therefore is studied as a prognostic factor in cancer. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence and significance of 25(OH)D deficiency in patients with lymphoid malignancies. METHODOLOGY: Between January 2014 and June 2016 at the Clinic for Hematology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, the pretreatment serum level of 25(OH)D was determined in 133 (62 women/71 men, median age 58 (18-84) years) previously untreated patients with lymphoid malignancy using a chemiluminescent immunoassay...
March 6, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501414/aralkyl-selenoglycosides-and-related-selenosugars-in-acetylated-form-activate-protein-phosphatase-1-and-2a
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Zoltán Kónya, Bálint Bécsi, Andrea Kiss, István Tamás, Beáta Lontay, László Szilágyi, Katalin E Kövér, Ferenc Erdődi
Aralkyl and aryl selenoglycosides as well as glycosyl selenocarboxylate derivatives were assayed on the activity of protein phosphatase-1 (PP1) and -2A (PP2A) catalytic subunits (PP1c and PP2Ac) in search of compounds for PP1c and PP2Ac effectors. The majority of tested selenoglycosides activated both PP1c and PP2Ac by ∼2-4-fold in a phosphatase assay with phosphorylated myosin light chain substrate when the hydroxyl groups of the glycosyl moiety were acetylated, but they were without any effects in the non-acetylated forms...
May 1, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495153/-intervention-study-of-compassion-fatigue-of-oncology-nurses-in-balint-group-activities
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L Y Yao, M L Xiang, Z H Ye, Y Qian, Q Lu, L J Yan, L Y Jiang, H B Zhong
Objective: To explore the effectiveness of Balint group on compassion fatigue among oncology nurses. Methods: From January to December 2016, 35 oncology nurses from one general hospital were enrolled. 18 cases were allocated in the observation group and 17 cases in the control group by computer randomization. Nurses in the observation group were received a total of 8 times Balint Group activities, with 2 times a month and 1.5 hours each time, which is aiming to discuss difficult cases encountered in the clinic to help nurses have a deeper experience and a better understanding of the emotions and behaviors, fantasies and needs between nurse-patient interaction...
December 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493438/is-balint-training-associated-with-the-reduced-burnout-among-primary-health-care-doctors
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Mirjana Stojanovic-Tasic, Milan Latas, Nenad Milosevic, Jelena Aritonovic Pribakovic, Dragana Ljusic, Rosa Sapic, Mara Vucurevic, Goran Trajkovic, Anita Grgurevic
The aim of our study was to examine whether the participation in Balint group is associated with the reducing burnout syndrome among primary health care doctors. This investigation was conducted on a population of 210 doctors employed in primary health centers in Belgrade. Out of 210 doctors, 70 have completed Balint training for a period of at least 1 year, whereas 140 doctors have never attended this training (the Non-Balint group). The level of burnout among physicians was assessed with the Serbian translation of the original 22-item version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory - Human Services Survey which defines burnout in relation to emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment...
December 2018: Libyan Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404645/-from-stiff-man-syndrome-to-stiff-person-spectrum-disorders
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H-M Meinck, B Balint
The identification of new variants of the stiff man syndrome (SMS) and of new, probably pathogenic neuronal autoantibodies has led to the concept of stiff man (or person) spectrum disorders (SPSD). This is an expanding group of rare chronic autoimmune inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) that have in common the main symptoms of fluctuating rigidity and spasms with pronounced stimulus sensitivity. These core symptoms are mandatory and can be accompanied by a wide variety of other neurological signs...
February 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380650/demystifying-balint-culture-and-its-impact-an-autoethnographic-analysis
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Jeffrey L Sternlieb
Balint groups are a structured group process designed for physicians and other helping professionals to provide feedback to each other concerning troublesome patient encounters. The process of Balint groups has survived and even thrived for more than a half century since their inception, suggesting their inherent value. However, measuring the impact in order to communicate the nature of that value has been elusive. A recent literature review highlighted the equivocal nature of research results and suggested that well-designed qualitative research may be more effective in selecting target measures which could result in better evidence for this group process...
January 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380649/characterizing-the-good-enough-balint-group-a-work-in-progress
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C Paul Scott, Laurel Milberg, Richard Addison
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361519/curcumin-and-derivatives-function-through-protein-phosphatase-2a-and-presenilin-orthologues-in-dictyostelium-discoideum
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Marco Cocorocchio, Amy J Baldwin, Balint Stewart, Lou Kim, Adrian J Harwood, Christopher R L Thompson, Paul L R Andrews, Robin S B Williams
Natural compounds often have complex molecular structures and unknown molecular targets. These characteristics make them difficult to analyse using a classical pharmacological approach. Curcumin, the main curcuminoid of turmeric, is a complex molecule possessing wide-ranging biological activities, cellular mechanisms and roles in potential therapeutic treatment, including Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Here, we investigate the physiological effects and molecular targets of curcumin in Dictyostelium discoideum We show that curcumin exerts acute effects on cell behaviour, reduces cell growth and slows multicellular development...
January 29, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356533/access-to-fluorazones-by-intramolecular-dehydrative-cyclization-of-aromatic-tertiary-amides-a-synthetic-and-mechanistic-study
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Béla Mátravölgyi, Tamás Hergert, Erika Bálint, Péter Bagi, Ferenc Faigl
An efficient synthesis has been developed for the preparation of 9H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]indol-9-ones (fluorazones) from readily available anthranilic acid derivatives via a one-pot amide- and pyrrole-formation step, followed by an intramolecular cyclodehydration. The cyclodehydration process is mediated by the activation of aromatic tertiary amides by triflic anhydride (Tf2 O). Comparison of various benzo-substituents is shown to demonstrate the high functional group tolerance of this transformation. In addition, study of the reaction mechanism is also presented to unfold the exact role of the applied base additive...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342011/utility-of-time-and-frequency-domain-parameters-of-heart-rate-variability-in-the-context-of-autonomic-disorders-characterized-by-orthostatic-dysfunction
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Jacquie Baker, Juan M Racosta, Brittany Balint, Kurt Kimpinski
PURPOSE: The clinical significance of heart rate variability in the context of autonomic dysfunction continues to be a matter of debate. A consensus is lacking on the best heart rate variability measures for clinical purposes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of heart rate variability parameters in healthy versus autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Healthy young (n = 134), healthy older (n = 32), and patients with mild (postural tachycardia syndrome; n = 25) and severe (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension; n = 34) autonomic dysfunction were included...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
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