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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110515/missense-variant-in-uba2-associated-with-aplasia-cutis-congenita-duane-anomaly-hip-dysplasia-and-other-anomalies-a-possible-new-disorder-involving-the-sumoylation-pathway
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Michael Marble, Maria J Guillen Sacoto, Rashmi Chikarmane, Dominic Gargiulo, Jane Juusola
We report a patient with aplasia cutis congenita, Duane anomaly, hip dysplasia, and other anomalies who had a de novo missense variant in UBA2, which encodes for a protein involved in the SUMOylation pathway. It has previously been suggested that UBA2 haploinsufficiency underlies scalp defects in the 19q13.11 deletion syndrome. We propose that disturbance of the SUMOylation pathway, mediated by pathogenic variants in UBA2, is a novel mechanism for aplasia cutis congenita and other phenotypic abnormalities. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
January 22, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110490/high-expression-of-wls-is-associated-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-advanced-tnm-stage-in-gastric-carcinomas
#2
Wei Zhang, Hong Tao, Xiao Chen, Haruhiko Sugimura, Jiandong Wang, Ping Zhou
The roles of Wnt protein in carcinogenesis have been well documented in human cancers. Wls is a key modulator for the secretion of Wnt protein. We previously found that Wls was aberrantly expressed in colorectal carcinomas. Studies have revealed that dysregulation of Wnt signal transduction plays an important role in gastric carcinoma. We hypothesized that Wls may play a role in the development and progression of gastric carcinoma. In this study, three gastric cancer cell lines MGC-803, SGC-7901, and AGS, and a set of gastric carcinoma tissue specimens were subjected to immunohistochemistry...
January 22, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110476/three-dimensional-texture-features-from-intensity-and-high-order-derivative-maps-for-the-discrimination-between-bladder-tumors-and-wall-tissues-via-mri
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Xiaopan Xu, Xi Zhang, Qiang Tian, Guopeng Zhang, Yang Liu, Guangbin Cui, Jiang Meng, Yuxia Wu, Tianshuai Liu, Zengyue Yang, Hongbing Lu
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the three-dimensional (3D) texture features extracted from intensity and high-order derivative maps that could reflect textural differences between bladder tumors and wall tissues, and propose a noninvasive, image-based strategy for bladder tumor differentiation preoperatively. METHODS: A total of 62 cancerous and 62 wall volumes of interest (VOI) were extracted from T2-weighted MRI datasets of 62 patients with pathologically confirmed bladder cancer...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110472/surgical-denervation-of-specific-cutaneous-nerves-impedes-excisional-wound-healing-of-small-animal-ear-pinnae
#4
Bhagwat V Alapure, Yan Lu, Hongying Peng, Song Hong
Damage to cutaneous nerves inhibits wound healing in patients. Results from animals on the nerve contributions to healing are various and sometimes contradictory. Here, we aim to clearly define the collective role of central, caudal, and rostral nerves in ear wound healing of mice, rats, and rabbits. These wounds heal with minimal contraction like wounds in humans. We resected central, caudal, and rostral nerves at the base of ear pinnae by microsurgery and created excisional full-thickness skin wounds in the pinnae neurologically downstream from the resections...
January 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110469/is-diabetic-skeletal-fragility-associated-with-microvascular-complications-in-bone
#5
REVIEW
Roberto Jose Fajardo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objective of this literature review is to determine whether there are indications that microvascular complications occur in diabetic bone. Evidence definitively linking diabetic skeletal fragility with microvascular complications in bone remains elusive. RECENT FINDINGS: Circumstantial evidence, some recent and some lost to time, suggests that atherosclerotic vascular diseases such as peripheral arterial disease cause poor blood perfusion of bone and subsequent hypoxia and contribute to low bone density and high cortical porosity, patterns similar to some recently observed in diabetic subjects...
January 21, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110468/effects-of-breakfast-eating-and-eating-frequency-on-body-mass-index-and-weight-loss-outcomes-in-adults-enrolled-in-an-obesity-treatment-program
#6
Maureen Megson, Rena Wing, Tricia M Leahey
This study examined the effects of breakfast eating and eating frequency on objectively assessed BMI and weight loss outcomes among adults enrolled in obesity treatment. Participants completed measures of breakfast eating and eating frequency before and after treatment and had their height and weight measured. Baseline breakfast eating and eating frequency were not associated with baseline BMI (p = .34, p = .45, respectively) and did not predict weight loss during treatment (p = .36, p = .58, respectively)...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110456/facial-skin-blood-flow-responses-during-exposures-to-emotionally-charged-movies
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Kanji Matsukawa, Kana Endo, Kei Ishii, Momoka Ito, Nan Liang
The changes in regional facial skin blood flow and vascular conductance have been assessed for the first time with noninvasive two-dimensional laser speckle flowmetry during audiovisually elicited emotional challenges for 2 min (comedy, landscape, and horror movie) in 12 subjects. Limb skin blood flow and vascular conductance and systemic cardiovascular variables were simultaneously measured. The extents of pleasantness and consciousness for each emotional stimulus were estimated by the subjective rating from -5 (the most unpleasant; the most unconscious) to +5 (the most pleasant; the most conscious)...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110452/comparison-of-trace-elements-in-size-fractionated-particles-in-two-communities-with-contrasting-socioeconomic-status-in-houston-tx
#8
Inkyu Han, Yuncan Guo, Masoud Afshar, Thomas H Stock, Elaine Symanski
Levels of ambient air pollutants, including particulate matter (PM), are often higher in low-socioeconomic status (SES) communities than in high-SES communities. Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA and is home to a large petrochemical industry, an active port, and congested roadways, which represent significant emission sources of air pollution in the region. To compare levels of air pollution between a low-SES and a high-SES community, we simultaneously collected a 7-day integrated size-fractionated PM between June 2013 and November 2013...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110451/the-importance-of-various-stages-of-succession-in-preservation-of-biodiversity-among-riparian-birds-in-northern-iran
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Zahra Sepehri Roshan, Sina Anushiravani, Soroor Karimi, Hossein Varasteh Moradi, Abdol Rasoul Salmanmahini
Every stage of succession may provide certain species with habitat requirements which are impossible in other stages of succession. This study attempts to evaluate the different stages of succession in terms of composition and structure of bird populations in Hyrcanian forests. Bird-habitat relationships were investigated by comparing vegetation characteristics in three successional stages including late, initial stage, and urban areas. Bird richness, diversity, and abundance were measured within a 25-m radius of each of the 120 sampling points in various stages of succession and urban areas from May to April (2014) in the Ziarat catchment...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110447/hemispheric-lateralization-of-resting-state-functional-connectivity-of-the-ventral-striatum-an-exploratory-study
#10
Sheng Zhang, Sien Hu, Herta H Chao, Chiang-Shan R Li
Resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) is widely used to examine cerebral functional organization. The ventral striatum (VS) is critical to motivated behavior, with extant studies suggesting functional hemispheric asymmetry. The current work investigated differences in rsFC between the left (L) and right (R) VS and explored gender differences in the extent of functional lateralization. In 106 adults, we computed a laterality index (fcLI) to query whether a target region shows greater or less connectivity to the L vs R VS...
January 21, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110443/aerobic-endurance-training-does-not-protect-bone-against-poorly-controlled-type-1-diabetes-in-young-adult-rats
#11
Tom J Hazell, T Dylan Olver, Hana Kowalchuk, Matthew W McDonald, Adwitia Dey, Kenneth N Grisé, Earl G Noble, C W James Melling, Paula Lavery, Hope A Weiler
Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) decreases trabecular bone volume and bone strength in rodents. The current study investigated the potential protective effects of aerobic endurance training (AET) on bone in STZ-induced T1DM young adult rats. Sixty-four 8-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 4 groups of 16: control non-T1DM sedentary (CS) and exercised (CX), T1DM sedentary (DS) and exercised (DX). Blood glucose was maintained at 9-15 mmol/L using subcutaneously implanted insulin pellets (Linplant, Linshin Canada, Inc...
January 21, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110442/correlates-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-young-old-and-old-old-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Élvio R Quintal Gouveia, Bruna R Gouveia, Andreas Ihle, Matthias Kliegel, José A Maia, Sergi Bermudez I Badia, Duarte L Freitas
PURPOSE: This study aimed (1) to examine the role of potential correlates of HRQoL in a large representative sample of older adults, and (2) to investigate whether the relationships between HRQoL and potential factors differ as a function of HRQoL component (physical vs. mental) and/or age cohort (young-old vs. old-old). METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 802 older adults aged 60-79 years old. HRQoL was assessed using the SF-36 questionnaire. Functional fitness was assessed using the Senior Fitness Test...
January 21, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110421/dendritic-cell-immune-responses-in-hiv-1-controllers
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REVIEW
Enrique Martin-Gayo, Xu G Yu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robust HIV-1-specific CD8 T cell responses are currently regarded as the main correlate of immune defense in rare individuals who achieve natural, drug-free control of HIV-1; however, the mechanisms that support evolution of such powerful immune responses are not well understood. Dendritic cells (DCs) are specialized innate immune cells critical for immune recognition, immune regulation, and immune induction, but their possible contribution to HIV-1 immune defense in controllers remains ill-defined...
January 21, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110420/the-availability-and-marginal-costs-of-dependent-employer-sponsored-health-insurance
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G Edward Miller, Jessica Vistnes, Matthew Buettgens, Lisa Dubay
In this study, we examine differences by firm size in the availability of dependent coverage and the incremental cost of such coverage. We use data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) to show that among employees eligible for single coverage, dependent coverage was almost always available for employees in large firms (100 or more employees) but not in smaller firms, particularly those with fewer than 10 employees. In addition, when dependent coverage was available, eligible employees in smaller firms were more likely than employees in large firms to face two situations that represented the extremes of the incremental cost distribution: (1) they paid nothing for single or family coverage or (2) they paid nothing for single coverage but faced a high contribution for family coverage...
January 21, 2017: Int J Health Econ Manag
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110415/antimicrobial-combination-treatment-including-ciprofloxacin-decreased-the-mortality-rate-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteraemia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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M Paulsson, A Granrot, J Ahl, J Tham, F Resman, K Riesbeck, F Månsson
Ineffective antimicrobial therapy of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia increases mortality. Recent studies have proposed the use of antimicrobial combination therapy composed of a beta-lactam with either ciprofloxacin or tobramycin. To determine if combination therapy correlates to lower mortality and is superior compared to monotherapy, we investigated the effect of antimicrobial treatment regimens on 30-day mortality in a cohort with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia. All cases of P. aeruginosa bacteraemia (n = 292) in southwest Skåne County, Sweden (years 2005-2010, adult population 361,112) and the whole county (2011-2012, 966,130) were identified...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110414/expression-of-the-citrus-cstip2-1-gene-improves-tobacco-plant-growth-antioxidant-capacity-and-physiological-adaptation-under-stress-conditions
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Cristina P S Martins, Diana M Neves, Luciana C Cidade, Amanda F S Mendes, Delmira C Silva, Alex-Alan F Almeida, Mauricio A Coelho-Filho, Abelmon S Gesteira, Walter S Soares-Filho, Marcio G C Costa
Overexpression of the citrus CsTIP2;1 improves plant growth and tolerance to salt and drought stresses by enhancing cell expansion, H 2 O 2 detoxification and stomatal conductance. Tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs) are a subfamily of aquaporins, belonging to the major intrinsic protein family. In a previous study, we have shown that a citrus TIP isoform, CsTIP2;1, is highly expressed in leaves and also transcriptionally regulated in leaves and roots by salt and drought stresses and infection by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus', the causal agent of the Huanglongbing disease, suggesting its involvement in the regulation of the flow of water and nutrients required during both normal growth and stress conditions...
January 21, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110402/muscular-atrophy-in-severe-cases-of-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-prognostic-factors-and-outcome-after-surgical-treatment
#17
Markus Bruder, Stephan Dützmann, Nourdin Rekkab, Johanna Quick, Volker Seifert, Gerhard Marquardt
BACKGROUND: Cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS) is a frequent neuropathy, leading to sensor-motoric dysfunction. Many patients even present with muscular atrophy as a sign for severe and long-lasting nerve impairment, usually suggesting unfavourable outcome. We analysed if those patients benefit from surgical treatment on a long-term basis. METHODS: Between January 2010 and March 2015, 42 consecutive cases of CuTS with atrophy of the intrinsic hand muscles were surgically treated in our department...
January 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110401/evaluating-the-utility-of-a-scoring-system-for-lipomas-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle
#18
Carlito Lagman, Brittany L Voth, Lawrance K Chung, Timothy T Bui, Seung J Lee, Natalie E Barnette, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: Cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lipomas are rare, benign, slow-growing masses. Resections are considered in symptomatic patients who are refractory to targeted medical therapies, but at those stages the lipomas have often reached considerable sizes and encompass critical neurovascular structures. The objective of this study is to develop and to evaluate the utility of a scoring system for CPA lipomas. The hypothesis is that CPA lipomas with lower scores are probably best managed with early surgery...
January 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110398/simultaneous-robotic-subtotal-gastrectomy-and-right-hemicolectomy-for-synchronous-adenocarcinoma-of-stomach-and-colon
#19
Byoung Jo Suh, Sung Jin Oh, Jin Yong Shin, Do Hoon Ku, Dong Sik Bae, Jong Kwon Park
Simultaneous laparoscopy-assisted resection for synchronous stomach and colon cancers has been reported frequently; however, robot-assisted gastrectomy and colectomy for these conditions are rarely reported. We report the successful use of robotic surgery for synchronous cancers of the stomach and colon. A 71-year-old woman with no specific medical history was diagnosed with early gastric cancer at the gastric angle and right colon cancer after undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonofiberoscopy. Abdomino-pelvic computed tomography revealed that the stomach and colon lesions were limited to the mucosa without any lymph nodes or distant metastasis, which suggested the clinical stage for both cancers as T1N0M0...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110393/nitric-oxide-production-in-the-striatum-and-cerebellum-of-a-rat-model-of-preterm-global-perinatal-asphyxia
#20
M Barkhuizen, W D J Van de Berg, J De Vente, C E Blanco, A W D Gavilanes, H W M Steinbusch
Encephalopathy due to perinatal asphyxia (PA) is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the period around birth. Preterm infants are especially at risk for cognitive, attention and motor impairments. Therapy for this subgroup is limited to supportive care, and new targets are thus urgently needed. Post-asphyxic excitotoxicity is partially mediated by excessive nitric oxide (NO) release. The aims of this study were to determine the timing and distribution of nitric oxide (NO) production after global PA in brain areas involved in motor regulation and coordination...
January 21, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
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