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Rachel E Davis, Sonya Dal Cin, Suzanne M Cole, Ligia I Reyes, Shannon J McKenney-Shubert, Nancy L Fleischer, Lynna Chung Densen, Karen E Peterson
Additional research is needed to guide the design of narratives for use in practice-oriented, naturalistic settings to maximize health behavior change, particularly among populations affected by health disparities. This mixed-methods study explored the influence of cultural tailoring and emotional arousal on identification and message recall in narratives promoting childhood obesity prevention among 40 Mexican American mothers. Participants were also asked about narrative exposure, narrative preferences, and beliefs about the purpose of a story...
October 21, 2016: Health Communication
Medine Cumhur Cüre, Erkan Cüre, Yıldıray Kalkan, Aynur Kırbaş, Levent Tümkaya, Arif Yılmaz, Ayşegül Küçükali Türkyılmaz, İbrahim Şehitoğlu, Süleyman Yüce
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin (Cis) is one of the most commonly used antineoplastic drugs. It is used as chemotherapy for many solid organ malignancies such as brain, neck, male and female urogenital, vesical and pulmonary cancers. Infliximab blocks tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). Several studies have reported that infliximab ameliorates cell damage by reducing cytokine levels. AIMS: We aimed to investigate whether infliximab has a preventive effect against cisplatin-induced hepatotoxicity and whether it has a synergistic effect when combined with Cis...
September 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
J J Huang, B Li, Q F Liang, X L Xu, F Gao, Z B Zhang
Objective: We aimed to identify and describe the clinical and histopathologic characteristics of conjunctival neoplasms. Methods: Retrospective case series study. We collected and analyzed the clinical and histopathologic data of the conjunctival neoplastic specimens including the age, gender, and histopathologic diagnosis of all patients obtained from Beijing Tongren Eye Center between October 2003 and October 2015. All the pathology diagnosis results were divided into two categories which were benign and malignant tumors, according to Shields histopathological classification methods and the pathology diagnosis results in our department...
October 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Silje E Reme, Torill H Tveito, Anette Harris, Stein Atle Lie, Astrid Grasdal, Aage Indahl, Jens Ivar Brox, Tone Tangen, Eli Molde Hagen, Sigmund Gismervik, Arit Ødegård, Livar Fryland, Egil A Fors, Trudie Chalder, Hege R Eriksen
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a tailored and manualized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or nutritional supplements of seal oil and soy oil had any additional benefits over a brief cognitive intervention (BI) on return to work (RTW). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Brief intervention programs are clinically beneficial and cost-effective for patients with low back pain (LBP)...
October 15, 2016: Spine
Ying Liu, Chaoting Zhang, Weijiao Gao, Limin Wang, Yaqi Pan, Yunong Gao, Zheming Lu, Yang Ke
HPV integration plays an important role in cervical carcinogenesis. HPV genotypes and the exact integration sites were investigated using HPV capture technology combined with next generation sequencing in 166 women. Three, one and six integration sites were verified in 7 HPV-positive 'normal cervical epithelium', 6 HPV-positive CIN2 and 15 HPV-positive CIN 3 samples, respectively. Of the 10 integrations, one and nine were involved with HPV33 and HPV16, respectively. Our study accurately evaluated HPV integration level in CINs and normal cervical tissues using high-throughput viral integration detection method providing basic evidence for HPV integration-driven cervical carcinogenesis...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Beatrice I Amboko, Philip Ayieko, Morris Ogero, Thomas Julius, Grace Irimu, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Up to 90 % of the global burden of malaria morbidity and mortality occurs in sub-Saharan Africa and children under-five bear a disproportionately high malaria burden. Effective inpatient case management can reduce severe malaria mortality and morbidity, but there are few reports of how successfully international and national recommendations are adopted in management of inpatient childhood malaria. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study of inpatient malaria case management practices was conducted using data collected over 24 months in five hospitals from high malaria risk areas participating in the Clinical Information Network (CIN) in Kenya...
October 18, 2016: Malaria Journal
Ebtihag O Alenzi, George A Kelley
AIM: Conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the association between incident chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) and either diabetes mellitus (DM) or hyperglycemia in patients with cancer. METHODS: Observational studies in cancer patients of any age receiving chemotherapy and having diabetes or hyperglycemia either during or before chemotherapy induction were included. Studies were retrieved by searching four databases (PubMed, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Cochrane) and cross-referencing...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
George Lazaros, Theodoros Zografos, Evangelos Oikonomou, Gerasimos Siasos, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Manolis Vavuranakis, Alexios Antonopoulos, Kostas Kalogeras, Sotiris Tsalamandris, Dimitris Tousoulis
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with high morbidity and mortality, whereas there are no reliable predictive tools easy to use. We evaluated the association of pre-procedural high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) with the development of CIN and integrated this variable in a new risk CIN prediction model. Consecutive patients (348 AMI subjects) who underwent PCI were recruited. Creatinine levels were detected on admission, at 24, 48, and 72 hours after PCI...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Yan Sun, Ping Ji, Tao Chen, Xinhui Zhou, Da Yang, Yuhong Guo, Yuexin Liu, Limei Hu, Dianren Xia, Yanxue Liu, Asha S Multani, Ilya Shmulevich, Raju Kucherlapati, Scott Kopetz, Anil K Sood, Stanley R Hamilton, Baocun Sun, Wei Zhang
The gene encoding Migration and Invasion Inhibitory Protein (MIIP), located on 1p36.22, is a potential tumour suppressor gene in glioma. In this study, we aimed to explore the role and mechanism of action of MIIP in colorectal cancer (CRC). MIIP protein expression gradually decreased along the colorectal adenoma-carcinoma sequence and was negatively correlated with lymph node and distant metastasis in 526 colorectal tissue samples (P<0.05 for all). Analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data showed that decreased MIIP expression was significantly associated with MIIP hemizygous deletion (P=0...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Pathology
Marcelo Simonsen, José Humberto Tavares Guerreiro Fregnani, Júlio Cesar Possati Resende, Márcio Antoniazzi, Adhemar Longatto-Filho, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of two cervical collection devices (Cytobrush+Ayres spatula and Cervex-Brush® Combi) for cellular sampling, transformation zone representation and accuracy in diagnosing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2+. METHODS: Cervical samples were collected from patients referred to the colposcopy unit of the Barretos Cancer Hospital between September 2013 and October 2014 using one of the two sampling devices. Additionally, colposcopy was performed with or without cervical biopsy and/or endocervical curettage...
2016: PloS One
L-C Horn, C E Brambs, R Handzel, G Mehlhorn, D Schmidt, K Schierle
The majority of precancerous lesions of the lower female genital tract (intraepithelial neoplasia, IN) are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections resulting in cellular atypia and in turn an altered tissue architecture. Depending on the pathogenesis, a distinction is made between vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) classified as classical VIN associated with high-risk HPV infections (u-VIN) and differentiated VIN (d-VIN), which is associated with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and p53 alterations...
October 13, 2016: Der Pathologe
Grasiella Angelina Andriani, Vinnycius Pereira Almeida, Francesca Faggioli, Maurizio Mauro, Wanxia Li Tsai, Laura Santambrogio, Alexander Maslov, Massimo Gadina, Judith Campisi, Jan Vijg, Cristina Montagna
Age-related accumulation of ploidy changes is associated with decreased expression of genes controlling chromosome segregation and cohesin functions. To determine the consequences of whole chromosome instability (W-CIN) we down-regulated the spindle assembly checkpoint component BUB1 and the mitotic cohesin SMC1A, and used four-color-interphase-FISH coupled with BrdU incorporation and analyses of senescence features to reveal the fate of W-CIN cells. We observed significant correlations between levels of not-diploid cells and senescence-associated features (SAFs)...
October 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
Birgit Piechulla, Richard Bartelt, Anne Brosemann, Uta Effmert, Harro J Bouwmeester, Frank Hippauf, Wolfgang Brandt
Flowers of Nicotiana species emit a characteristic blend including the 'cineole cassette' monoterpenes. This set of terpenes is synthesized by multiproduct enzymes, with either 1,8-cineole or α-terpineol contributing most to the volatile spectrum, thus referring to cineole or terpineol synthases (CIN, TER), respectively. To understand the molecular and structural requirements of the enzymes that favor the biochemical formation of α-terpineol and 1,8-cineole, site-directed mutagenesis, in silico modelling and semi empiric calculations were performed...
October 11, 2016: Plant Physiology
Ranjith K Nair, A K Abbot, Sandeep Kumar
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Carol L Shields, Adel E Alset, Nina S Boal, Mairghread G Casey, Austen N Knapp, Jordan A Sugarman, Marisa A Schoen, Phillip S Gordon, Alexzandra M Douglass, Kareem Sioufi, Emil A T Say, Jerry A Shields
PURPOSE: To evaluate frequency of conjunctival tumors in all ages and compare benign versus (vs) malignant counterparts. DESIGN: Retrospective series. METHODS: Setting: Tertiary referral center STUDY POPULATION: 5002 patients OBSERVATION: Clinical features MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Differentiation benign from malignant counterparts RESULTS: The tumor was benign (52%), premalignant (18%), or malignant (30%). Malignant tumors included melanoma (12%), squamous cell carcinoma (9%), lymphoma (7%), and others...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Farzanehsadat Minoo, Mahboob Lessan-Pezeshki, Ata Firouzi, Salman Nikfarjam, Seyed Mansoor Gatmiri, Elham Ramezanzade
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of nasal oxygen as a supplementation to hydration therapy in reducing the risk of developing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, 348 patients scheduled to undergo elective coronary angiography were randomly allocated to standard hydration plus 2 L/min to 3 L/min nasal oxygen (from 10 minutes before the procedure until the end of the procedure) (n = 176) or standard hydration alone (n = 176)...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Anneliese Velez-Perez, Xiaohong I Wang, Min Li, Songlin Zhang
Invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the cervix involves the progression of premalignant cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and is associated with persistent human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. Most CINs will regress, and the challenge is to identify the lesions likely to progress to invasive cancer. We evaluated Sirtuin1 (SIRT1) expression in non-neoplastic cervix, CINs and SCC as a potential biomarker to predict disease progression. A total of 101 cases were selected including 29 CIN 1, 32 CIN 2, 16 CIN 3, 2 microinvasive SCC and 22 invasive SCC...
October 6, 2016: Human Pathology
John Paul Alvarez, Chihiro Furumizu, Idan Efroni, Yuval Eshed, John L Bowman
Leaves are flat determinate organs derived from indeterminate shoot apical meristems. The presence of a specific leaf meristem is debated, as anatomical features typical of meristems are not present in leaves. Here we demonstrate that multiple NGATHA (NGA) and CINCINNATA-class-TCP (CIN-TCP) transcription factors act redundantly, shortly after leaf initiation, to gradually restrict the activity of a leaf meristem in Arabidopsis thaliana to marginal and basal domains, and that their absence confers persistent marginal growth to leaves, cotyledons and floral organs...
October 6, 2016: ELife
V G Freitas, G R Focchi, E R Pereira, J E Levi, N M G Speck, J C Ribalta
The association between high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes and p16 expression in indigenous women from the Xingu Indigenous Park, Brazil, was unknown. This study evaluated p16 expression in women with a histological diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 3 or higher and correlated this expression with HPV genotypes to determine possible discrepancies in the expression of this marker. We evaluated 37 previously collected samples with different HPV genotypes and high-grade lesions diagnosed based on cytology, histology, and colposcopy...
September 16, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Mahira Jahic, Elmir Jahic
BACKGROUND: Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) is a term that refers to inflammatory, reactive and reparative processes which are atypical and of higher level and insufficient to be classified as cervical intraepithelial lesions (CIN). AIMS: Examine of frequency of HPV infection in ASCUS lesions and regression, stagnation and progression during six-month period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Prospective study was conducted over a period of 3 years...
July 27, 2016: Medical Archives
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