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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240004/gut-microbiota-and-pancreatic-diseases
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Marianna Signoretti, Roberta Roggiolani, Caterina Stornello, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso
Changes in diet, lifestyle and exposition to environmental risk factors account for the increased incidence of pancreatic disorders, including acute and chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. The role of the microbiome in the development of pancreatic disorders is increasingly recognized. The translocation of gut bacteria and endotoxins following gut barrier failure is a key event contributing to the severity of acute pancreatitis, while small intestine bacterial overgrowth is common in patients with chronic pancreatitis and further worsens their symptoms and malnutrition...
February 24, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240002/cholesterol-homeostasis-in-isolated-lymphocytes-a-differential-correlation-between-male-control-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-subjects
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Shrimanjunath Sankanagoudar, Govind Singh, Manaranjan Mahapatra, Lalit Kumar, Nimai Chand Chandra
Background: This study was performed to investigate any association between cellular cholesterol homeostasis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). CLL is characterized primarily by an abnormal accumulation of neoplastic B cells in the blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes and spleen. Methods: Men aged >50 years participated in this study. Enzyme-based plasma lipid profile estimations, peripheral blood lymphocyte isolation, lysate preparations, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, dil-LDL uptake and ultracentrifugation were employed...
1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239953/depression-anxiety-and-health-related-quality-of-life-amongst-patients-who-are-starting-dialysis-treatment
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Ana Rebollo Rubio, José Miguel Morales Asencio, Ma Eugenia Pons Raventos
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a severe impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQL). The start of renal replacement therapy (RRT) significantly influences psychological, physical and social aspects of life. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the HRQL and psychological status (anxiety and depression) at the start of RRT. METHODS: We undertook an observational descriptive cross-sectional study. A total of 152 patients starting RRT were recruited for the study...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239909/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-is-effective-and-well-tolerated-in-post-kidney-transplant-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus
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Amilcar L Morales, Luz Liriano-Ward, Amber Tierney, Michelle Sang, Alexander Lalos, Mohamed Hassan, Vinay Nair, Thomas Schiano, Rohit Satoskar, Coleman Smith
Patients with end stage renal diseases on hemodialysis have a high prevalence of hepatitis C infection (HCV). In most patients treatment for HCV is delayed until post renal transplant. We assessed the effectiveness and tolerance of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in 32 post-kidney transplant patients infected with HCV. The group was composed predominantly of treatment naïve (75%) African American (68.75%) males (75%) infected with genotype 1a (62.5%). Most patients received a deceased donor kidney graft (78...
February 26, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239881/how-chronic-disease-affects-children-s-views-on-being-ill-and-healthy-a-comparative-study
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Lígia Lima, Vanessa Silva, Marina S Lemos
BACKGROUND: Understanding children's views of illness and health is vital to a child-centred approach in patient education and care. Paediatric healthcare providers should incorporate children's views of health and illness to enable children and their families to participate in self-management plans and achieve better health outcomes. However, there is limited scientific knowledge regarding the views of children with specific diseases. METHOD: This comparative study investigated whether and in what ways the experience of having different chronic diseases influenced children's views of being ill and healthy...
February 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239880/long-term-use-of-oral-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-does-not-increase-cancer-risk-a-cohort-study-of-44-494-subjects
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G L-H Wong, Y-K Tse, T C-F Yip, H L-Y Chan, K K-F Tsoi, V W-S Wong
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) need long-term antiviral treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NA). Animal studies suggest that some NA may increase cancer risk, but human data are lacking. AIM: To investigate cancer risks in patients with or without NA treatment. METHODS: We conducted a territory-wide cohort study using the database from Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. The diagnosis of CHB and various malignancies was based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis codes between 2000 and 2012...
February 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239875/american-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-situ-immune-response-of-patients-with-recent-and-late-lesions
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Aparecida Helena Souza Gomes, Roosecelis Brasil Martines, Cristina Takami Kanamura, Maria Lourdes Peris Barbo, Silvia D'Andretta Iglezias, José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso, Vera Lucia Pereira-Chioccola
TNF-α, IFN-γ, IL-10, IL-17, CD68, and CD57 were evaluated in biopsies of patients with American cutaneous leishmaniasis living in Sorocaba, Brazil. The analyses were performed considering the time of lesions from 23 patients with recent lesions (Group I) and 19 patients with late lesions (Group II). All patients were infected with Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis. Immunostaining cells for CD68, CD57, TNF- α, IFN-γ, IL-10, and IL-17 were performed by immunohistochemistry. Except for CD68 and IL-17, the distribution of in situ for CD57, IL-10, TNF-α and IFN-γ showed that patients with recent lesions expressed higher levels than those with late lesions...
February 26, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239872/-betwixt-and-between-liminality-in-recovery-stories-from-people-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-me-or-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs
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Brian Brown, Kate Huszar, Rosemary Chapman
This paper explores experiences of 16 people claiming to have recovered from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) using the concept of liminality. Liminality describes the status of those falling between socially recognised and medically sanctioned categories, and illuminates both the experience of illness and the process of recovery from ME/CFS. The liminality experienced during illness was akin to that described by Turner with a degree of communitas among sufferers. As recovery progressed, participants stressed the percentage to which they had improved, and compared themselves with peers and themselves prior to the illness...
February 27, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239832/silk-textile-with-antimicrobial-aem5772-5-dermasilk-a-pilot-study-with-positive-influence-on-acne-vulgaris-on-the-back
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Caroline Schaunig, Daisy Kopera
BACKGROUND: The use of special silk textiles (Dermasilk) has shown positive effects on chronic inflammatory diseases like lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, atopic dermatitis, diabetic ulcerations, and vulvovaginal candidiasis. OBJECTIVE: Wearing T-shirts of this particular fabric could be useful in the management of patients with acne vulgaris on the back and trunk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Dermasilk T-shirts were given to 14 patients with acne vulgaris papulopustulosa on the back...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239828/the-relation-of-the-serum-aldosterone-level-and-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-a-pilot-study
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Q Gong, X-H Sun, S-T Yuan, Q-H Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the serum aldosterone level and abnormal levels of mineral corticoid in patients with the central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All recruited patients with CSC received fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA), enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) and serum aldosterone assay. The patients were classified into spontaneously resolved group and unresolved group according to a 3-months follow-up of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) examination...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239790/antibodies-to-glutamate-reversed-the-amnesic-effects-of-proinflammatory-s100a9-protein-fibrils-in-aged-c57bl-6-mice
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M A Gruden, T V Davydova, V G Fomina, L A Vetrile, L A Morozova-Roche, R D E Sewell
Chronic intranasal administration of fibrillar structures of proinflammatory S100A9 protein impaired passive avoidance learning in old C57Bl/6 mice. Combined treatment with S100A9 fibrils and antibodies to glutamate was followed by an increase in horizontal locomotor activity of animals in the open-field test and did not disturb spatial memory.
February 27, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239786/incidence-of-myelofibrosis-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-multiple-myeloma-and-chronic-lymphoid-leukemia-during-various-phases-of-diseases
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T Yu Dolgikh, N P Domnikova, Yu V Tornuev, E V Vinogradova, Yu M Krinitsyna
Pathomorphological study of trephinobiopsy specimens from 129 patients with lymphoproliferative and myeloproliferative diseases was carried out over the course of chemotherapy. Combinations of initial and manifest myelofibrosis (loose network of reticulin fibers and extensive network of reticulin and collagen fibers, respectively) predominated at the debut of chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphoid leukemia, and multiple myeloma. Manifest myelofibrosis was detected in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia without hematological response (failure of normalization of hematological values) and in patients with progressing and relapsing multiple myeloma...
February 27, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239781/validation-of-the-promis-%C3%A2-measures-of-self-efficacy-for-managing-chronic-conditions
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Ann L Gruber-Baldini, Craig Velozo, Sergio Romero, Lisa M Shulman
PURPOSE: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System(®) (PROMIS(®)) was designed to develop, validate, and standardize item banks to measure key domains of physical, mental, and social health in chronic conditions. This paper reports the calibration and validation testing of the PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions measures. METHODS: PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions item banks comprise five domains, Self-Efficacy for Managing: Daily Activities, Symptoms, Medications and Treatments, Emotions, and Social Interactions...
February 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239767/down-regulation-of-pin1-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-patients-and-mouse-model
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Lan Tang, Yanke Zhang, Guojun Chen, Yan Xiong, Xuefeng Wang, Binglin Zhu
Peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase NIMA-interacting 1 (Pin1) is a unique PPIase belonging to the parvulin family, and it isomerizes peptide bond between phospho-(Ser/Thr) and Pro. Pin1 has been linked to the pathogenesis of various human diseases; however, its exact biological functions remain unclear. The aim of the present study is to explore the expression pattern of Pin1 in patients with refractory epilepsy and in a chronic pilocarpine-induced epileptic mouse model. Using Western blot, immunofluorescence and immunoprecipitation analysis, we found that Pin1 protein was mainly distributed in neurons, demonstrated by colocalization with the dendritic marker, MAP2...
February 27, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239747/chronic-progressive-ankle-pain
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Zaid Jibri, Ryan Foster, Kawan Rakhra
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February 27, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239687/protein-phosphatase-5-contributes-to-the-overexpression-of-epigenetically-regulated-t-lymphocyte-genes-in-patients-with-lupus
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D Patel, G Gorelik, B Richardson
OBJECTIVE: Lupus develops when genetically predisposed people encounter certain drugs or environmental agents causing oxidative stress such as infections and sun exposure, and then typically follows a chronic relapsing course with flares triggered by the exogenous stressors. Current evidence indicates that these environmental agents can trigger lupus flares by inhibiting the replication of DNA methylation patterns during mitosis in CD4(+) T cells, altering the expression of genes suppressed by this mechanism that convert normal "helper" cells into auto reactive cells which promote lupus flares...
December 2016: Lupus (Los Angel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239676/intact-ventral-striatal-prediction-error-signaling-in-medicated-schizophrenia-patients
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Adam J Culbreth, Andrew Westbrook, Ziye Xu, Deanna M Barch, James A Waltz
BACKGROUND: Midbrain dopaminergic neurons code a computational quantity, reward prediction error (RPE), which has been causally related to learning. Recently, this insight has been leveraged to link phenomenological and biological levels of understanding in psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia. However, results have been mixed, possibly due to small sample sizes. Here we present results from two studies with relatively large Ns to assess VS RPE in schizophrenia. METHODS: In the current study we analyzed data from two independent studies, involving a total of 87 chronic medicated schizophrenia patients and 61 controls...
September 2016: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239668/evaluation-of-cognitive-impairment-in-elderly-population-with-hypertension-from-a-low-resource-setting-agreement-and-bias-between-screening-tools
#18
María Lazo-Porras, María A Pesantes, J Jaime Miranda, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz
INTRODUCTION: The evaluation of cognitive impairment in adulthood merits attention in societies in transition and especially in people with chronic diseases. Screening tools available for clinical practice and epidemiological studies have been designed in high-income but not in resource-constrained settings. The aim of this study was to assess the agreement and bias of three common tools used for screening of cognitive impairment in people with hypertension: the modified Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and the Leganés Cognitive Test (LCT)...
December 2016: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239657/tissue-resident-macrophages-can-contain-replication-competent-virus-in-antiretroviral-naive-siv-infected-asian-macaques
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Sarah R DiNapoli, Alexandra M Ortiz, Fan Wu, Kenta Matsuda, Homer L Twigg, Vanessa M Hirsch, Kenneth Knox, Jason M Brenchley
SIV DNA can be detected in lymphoid tissue-resident macrophages of chronically SIV-infected Asian macaques. These macrophages also contain evidence of recently phagocytosed SIV-infected CD4(+) T cells. Here, we examine whether these macrophages contain replication-competent virus, whether viral DNA can be detected in tissue-resident macrophages from antiretroviral (ARV) therapy-treated animals and humans, and how the viral sequences amplified from macrophages and contemporaneous CD4(+) T cells compare. In ARV-naive animals, we find that lymphoid tissue-resident macrophages contain replication-competent virus if they also contain viral DNA in ARV-naive Asian macaques...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239647/enhanced-fcgr2a-and-fcgr3a-signaling-by-hiv-viremic-controller-igg
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Raymond A Alvarez, Ana M Maestre, Kenneth Law, Natasha D Durham, Maria Ines Barria, Akiko Ishii-Watabe, Minoru Tada, Manav Kapoor, Mathew T Hotta, Gabriela Rodriguez-Caprio, Daniel S Fierer, Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Viviana Simon, Benjamin K Chen
HIV-1 viremic controllers (VC) spontaneously control infection without antiretroviral treatment. Several studies indicate that IgG Abs from VCs induce enhanced responses from immune effector cells. Since signaling through Fc-γ receptors (FCGRs) modulate these Ab-driven responses, here we examine if enhanced FCGR activation is a common feature of IgG from VCs. Using an infected cell-based system, we observed that VC IgG stimulated greater FCGR2A and FCGR3A activation as compared with noncontrollers, independent of the magnitude of HIV-specific Ab binding or virus neutralization activities...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
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