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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724274/the-correlation-between-liver-fat-content-and-ulcerative-colitis-disease-severity
#1
Raika Jamali, Mohammad Biglari, Seyyed Vahid Seyyed Hosseini, Ali Shakouri Rad, Farid Kosari
To evaluate the association between disease severity and hepatic steatosis in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Consecutively selected UC patients admitted to the gastroenterology clinic were enrolled in the study. UC severity was assessed by Truelove and Witts classification. Patients with severe UC were excluded from the study. NASH was determined based on persistently elevated serum aminotransferase levels and detection of fatty liver ultrasound. Patients with other etiologies for elevated aminotransferase levels were excluded...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724221/impact-of-the-nsaid-diclofenac-on-survival-development-behaviour-and-health-of-embryonic-and-juvenile-stages-of-brown-trout-salmo-trutta-f-fario
#2
Simon Schwarz, Hannah Schmieg, Marco Scheurer, Heinz-R Köhler, Rita Triebskorn
The NSAID diclofenac is controversially discussed with respect to its environmental relevance. Since further information is need to assess whether diclofenac should be included as substance of priority in the EU water framework directive, we investigated the impact of this analgesic on the embryonic development of brown trout (Salmo trutta f. fario) from fertilized egg until the end of sac-fry stage and studied effects in juvenile fish six months post hatch. Embryos were exposed to five test concentrations (0...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724125/comparison-of-wound-complications-after-immediate-delayed-and-secondary-breast-reconstruction-procedures
#3
Margaret A Olsen, Katelin B Nickel, Ida K Fox, Julie A Margenthaler, Anna E Wallace, Victoria J Fraser
Importance: Few data are available concerning surgical site infection (SSI) and noninfectious wound complications (NIWCs) after delayed (DR) and secondary reconstruction (SR) compared with immediate reconstruction (IR) procedures in the breast. Objective: To compare the incidence of SSI and NIWCs after implant and autologous IR, DR, and SR breast procedures after mastectomy. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study included women aged 18 to 64 years undergoing mastectomy from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2011...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724122/association-between-patient-age-and-lymph-node-positivity-in-thin-melanoma
#4
Andrew J Sinnamon, Madalyn G Neuwirth, Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Phyllis Gimotty, David E Elder, Xiaowei Xu, Rachel R Kelz, Robert E Roses, Emily Y Chu, Michael E Ming, Douglas L Fraker, Giorgos C Karakousis
Importance: More than half of all new melanoma diagnoses present as clinically localized T1 melanoma, yet sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is controversial in this population given the overall low yield. Guidelines for SLNB have focused on pathologic factors, but patient factors, such as age, are not routinely considered. Objectives: To identify indicators of lymph node (LN) metastasis in thin melanoma in a large, generalizable data set and to evaluate the association between patient age and LN positivity...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724097/influence-of-long-term-application-of-feedlot-manure-amendments-on-water-repellency-of-a-clay-loam-soil
#5
Jim J Miller, Bruce W Beasley, Paul Hazendonk, Craig F Drury, David S Chanasyk
Long-term application of feedlot manure to cropland may increase the quantity of soil organic carbon (C) and change its quality, which may influence soil water repellency. The objective was to determine the influence of feedlot manure type (stockpiled vs. composted), bedding material (straw [ST] vs. woodchips [WD]), and application rate (13, 39, or 77 Mg ha) on repellency of a clay loam soil after 17 annual applications. The repellency was determined on all 14 treatments using the water repellency index ( index), the water drop penetration time (WDPT) method, and molarity of ethanol (MED) test...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724069/a-distinct-genetic-cluster-in-cultivated-chickpea-as-revealed-by-genome-wide-marker-discovery-and-genotyping
#6
Stefano Pavan, Concetta Lotti, Angelo R Marcotrigiano, Rosa Mazzeo, Nicoletta Bardaro, Valentina Bracuto, Francesca Ricciardi, Francesca Taranto, Nunzio D'Agostino, Adalgisa Schiavulli, Claudio De Giovanni, Cinzia Montemurro, Gabriella Sonnante, Luigi Ricciardi
The accurate description of plant biodiversity is of utmost importance to efficiently address efforts in conservation genetics and breeding. Herein, we report the successful application of a genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) approach in chickpea ( L.), resulting in the characterization of a cultivated germplasm collection with 3187 high-quality single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. Genetic structure inference, principal component analysis, and hierarchical clustering all indicated the identification of a genetic cluster corresponding to black-seeded genotypes traditionally cultivated in Southern Italy...
July 2017: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723936/social-sensing-of-urban-land-use-based-on-analysis-of-twitter-users-mobility-patterns
#7
Aiman Soliman, Kiumars Soltani, Junjun Yin, Anand Padmanabhan, Shaowen Wang
A number of recent studies showed that digital footprints around built environments, such as geo-located tweets, are promising data sources for characterizing urban land use. However, challenges for achieving this purpose exist due to the volume and unstructured nature of geo-located social media. Previous studies focused on analyzing Twitter data collectively resulting in coarse resolution maps of urban land use. We argue that the complex spatial structure of a large collection of tweets, when viewed through the lens of individual-level human mobility patterns, can be simplified to a series of key locations for each user, which could be used to characterize urban land use at a higher spatial resolution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723863/factors-associated-with-classification-of-hyperplastic-polyps-as-sessile-serrated-adenomas-polyps-on-morphologic-review
#8
Joseph C Anderson, Mikhail Lisovsky, Mary A Greene, Catherine Hagen, Amitabh Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing sessile serrated adenomas/polyp (SSA/P), a subset of serrated polyps, from hyperplastic polyps (HPs) remains a challenge and has surveillance implications. Our goal was to identify clinical and pathologic factors associated with serrated polyps originally read as HPs being reassessed as SSA/Ps versus confirmed as HPs. METHODS: Data were collected from consecutive patients with a right-sided HP and a corresponding comparison group with conventional adenomas between 1993 and 2003...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723794/thrombosis-and-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-during-acute-q-fever-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
Matthieu Million, Nathalie Bardin, Simon Bessis, Nadia Nouiakh, Charlaine Douliery, Sophie Edouard, Emmanouil Angelakis, Annick Bosseray, Olivier Epaulard, Stéphanie Branger, Bernard Chaudier, Karine Blanc-Laserre, Nicole Ferreira-Maldent, Elisa Demonchy, France Roblot, Jacques Reynes, Felix Djossou, Camelia Protopopescu, Patrizia Carrieri, Laurence Camoin-Jau, Jean-Louis Mege, Didier Raoult
Q fever is a neglected and potentially fatal disease. During acute Q fever, antiphospholipid antibodies are very prevalent and have been associated with fever, thrombocytopenia, acquired heart valve disease, and progression to chronic endocarditis. However, thrombosis, the main clinical criterion of the 2006 updated classification of the antiphospholipid syndrome, has not been assessed in this context. To test whether thrombosis is associated with antiphospholipid antibodies and whether the criteria for antiphospholipid syndrome can be met in patients with acute Q fever, we conducted a cross-sectional study at the French National Referral Center for Q fever...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723762/recombinant-human-tsh-stimulated-thyroglobulin-levels-at-remnant-ablation-predict-structural-incomplete-response-to-treatment-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#10
Jeonghoon Ha, Min Hee Kim, Kwanhoon Jo, Yejee Lim, Ja Seong Bae, Sohee Lee, Moo Il Kang, Bong Yun Cha, Dong Jun Lim
In patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, stimulated thyroglobulin (sTg) levels after thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) at remnant ablation (RA) and at 6 to 12 months are known to have good prognostic value. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic impacts and best cutoff values of sTg levels under recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone (rhTSH) treatment at RA and at follow-up. A total of 151 patients were enrolled, of whom 77 were followed up with rhTSH-stimulated Tg (rhTSH-sTg) and 74 with THW-stimulated Tg (THW-sTg) at 6 to 12 months after rhTSH-aided RA...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723720/trends-in-hysteropexy-and-apical-support-for-uterovaginal-prolapse-in-the-united-states-from-2002-to-2012
#11
Annetta M Madsen, Christina Raker, Vivian W Sung
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to describe trends in hysteropexy and apical support for uterovaginal prolapse (UVP) from 2002 to 2012 in the United States. We identified patient and hospital variables associated with hysteropexy and apical support. METHODS: We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes to identify a population of women 18 years or older with UVP undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery from January 1, 2002, to December 31, 2012...
July 19, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723657/an-emerging-function-of-circrna-mirnas-mrna-axis-in-human-diseases
#12
REVIEW
Dawei Rong, Handong Sun, Zhouxiao Li, Shuheng Liu, Chaoxi Dong, Kai Fu, Weiwei Tang, Hongyong Cao
Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a novel class of long noncoding RNAs, are characterized by a covalently closed continuous loop without 5' or 3' polarities structure and have been widely found in thousands of lives including plants, animals and human beings. Utilizing the high-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) technology, recent findings have indicated thata great deal of circRNAs, which are endogenous, stable, widely expressed in mammalian cells, often exhibit cell type-specific, tissue-specific or developmental-stage-specific expression...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723580/quality-assurance-of-chemical-ingredient-classification-for-the-national-drug-file-reference-terminology
#13
Ling Zheng, Hasan Yumak, Ling Chen, Christopher Ochs, James Geller, Joan Kapusnik-Uner, Yehoshua Perl
The National Drug File - Reference Terminology (NDF-RT) is a large and complex drug terminology consisting of several classification hierarchies on top of an extensive collection of drug concepts. These hierarchies provide important information about clinical drugs, e.g., their chemical ingredients, mechanisms of action, dosage form and physiological effects. Within NDF-RT such information is represented using tens of thousands of roles connecting drugs to classifications. In previous studies, we have introduced various kinds of Abstraction Networks to summarize the content and structure of terminologies in order to facilitate their visual comprehension, and support quality assurance of terminologies...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723471/urinary-tract-infections-in-immunocompromised-patients-with-diabetes-chronic-kidney-disease-and-kidney-transplant
#14
REVIEW
Zafer Tandogdu, Tommaso Cai, Bela Koves, Florian Wagenlehner, Truls Erik Bjerklund-Johansen
CONTEXT: This paper provides a brief overview of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in immunocompromised patients from the perspective of a practicing urologist. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to provide an update on UTIs in immunocompromised patients. Diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease, and kidney transplant (KT) are the most common clinical cases encountered by urologists. Diagnosis, management, and future research needs are summarised. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We conducted a nonsystematic review of the literature...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723412/identification-of-a-viroid-like-rna-in-a-lychee-transcriptome-shotgun-assembly
#15
Jihong Jiang, Zhixiang Zhang, Bing Hu, Guibing Hu, Hongqing Wang, Chantal Faure, Armelle Marais, Thierry Candresse, Shifang Li
In the course of a systematic screen of plant transcriptomic data, the sequence of a novel viroid-like RNA was identified in four contigs in a recent Transcriptome Shotgun Assembly (TSA) from lychee in China. Portions of this sequence are closely related to the central conserved region (CCR) and terminal conserved region (TCR) present in members of the genus Apscaviroid, sequences that are important criteria for viroid classification. RT-PCR with two divergent adjacent primers amplified the full 304 nucleotide sequence of this viroid-like RNA which can be folded into the rod-like secondary structure that is a typical feature of viroids in the family Pospiviroidae...
July 16, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723369/evaluation-and-classification-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-current-concepts-and-future-directions
#16
REVIEW
Nadir I Osman, Vincenzo Li Marzi, Jean N Cornu, Marcus J Drake
CONTEXT: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common and bothersome problem that frequently requires operative management. Over the past two decades, novel techniques have been introduced into clinical practice. With the greater variety of surgical options now available, there is an increasing focus on selecting the appropriate procedure for the individual patient based on the likely underlying pathophysiologic mechanism. OBJECTIVE: To review the methods used in the evaluation of SUI and the proposed classification systems...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723307/nationwide-comprehensive-gastro-intestinal-cancer-cohorts-the-3p-initiative
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R R J Coebergh van den Braak, L B van Rijssen, J J van Kleef, G R Vink, M Berbee, M I van Berge Henegouwen, H J Bloemendal, M J Bruno, M C Burgmans, O R C Busch, P P L O Coene, V M H Coupé, J W T Dekker, C H J van Eijck, M A G Elferink, F L G Erdkamp, W M U van Grevenstein, J W B de Groot, N C T van Grieken, I H J T de Hingh, M C C M Hulshof, J N M Ijzermans, L Kwakkenbos, V E P P Lemmens, M Los, G A Meijer, I Q Molenaar, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, M E de Noo, L V van de Poll-Franse, C J A Punt, R C Rietbroek, W W H Roeloffzen, T Rozema, J P Ruurda, J W van Sandick, A H W Schiphorst, H Schipper, P D Siersema, M Slingerland, D W Sommeijer, M C W Spaander, M A G Sprangers, H B A C Stockmann, M Strijker, G van Tienhoven, L M Timmermans, M L R Tjin-A-Ton, A M T van der Velden, M J Verhaar, H M Verkooijen, W J Vles, J M P G M de Vos-Geelen, J W Wilmink, D D E Zimmerman, M G H van Oijen, M Koopman, M G H Besselink, H W M van Laarhoven
BACKGROUND: The increasing sub-classification of cancer patients due to more detailed molecular classification of tumors, and limitations of current trial designs, require innovative research designs. We present the design, governance and current standing of three comprehensive nationwide cohorts including pancreatic, esophageal/gastric, and colorectal cancer patients (NCT02070146). Multidisciplinary collection of clinical data, tumor tissue, blood samples, and patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures with a nationwide coverage, provides the infrastructure for future and novel trial designs and facilitates research to improve outcomes of gastrointestinal cancer patients...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723281/imaging-correlates-of-adult-glioma-genotypes
#18
Marion Smits, Martin J van den Bent
Primary brain tumors, most commonly gliomas, are histopathologically typed and graded as World Health Organization (WHO) grades I-IV according to increasing degrees of malignancy. These grades provide prognostic information and guidance on treatment such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy after surgery. Despite the confirmed value of the WHO grading system, results of a multitude of studies and prospective interventional trials now indicate that tumors with identical morphologic criteria can have highly different outcomes...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722833/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-using-a-multigene-panel-in-myeloid-neoplasms-implementation-in-clinical-diagnostics
#19
B Maes, J Willemse, A Broekmans, R Smets, B Cruys, N Put, V Madoe, M Janssen, O Soepenberg, G Bries, I Vrelust, R Achten, K Van Pelt, K Buvé, K Theunissen, V Peeters, G Froyen
INTRODUCTION: Detection of mutations in patients with myeloid neoplasms (MNs) has shown great potential for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is currently implemented for the diagnostic profiling of the four major MN subgroups. METHODS: First, we validated the targeted NGS approach using the TruSight Myeloid panel. Next, we screened 287 patients with a clinical suspicion of MN and 61 follow-up patients with documented MN. RESULTS: Validation of the NGS workflow resulted in maximal precision, accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity for gene variants with an allele frequency of at least 5% and a minimal read depth of 300...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722802/pathology-imagebase-a-reference-image-database-for-standardization-of-pathology
#20
Lars Egevad, John Cheville, Andrew J Evans, Jonas Hörnblad, James G Kench, Glen Kristiansen, Katia R M Leite, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Chin-Chen Pan, Hemamali Samaratunga, John R Srigley, Lawrence True, Ming Zhou, Mark Clements, Brett Delahunt
AIMS: Despite efforts to standardize histopathology practice through the development of guidelines, the interpretation of morphology is still hampered by subjectivity. We here describe Pathology Imagebase, a novel mechanism for establishing an international standard for the interpretation of pathology specimens. METHODS AND RESULTS: The International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) established a reference image database through the input of experts in the field...
July 19, 2017: Histopathology
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