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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551683/jc-virus-and-lung-adenocarcinoma-fact-or-myth
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Emanuele Sinagra, Dario Raimondo, Elena Gallo, Mario Stella, Mario Cottone, Francesca Rossi, Marco Messina, Massimiliano Spada, Giovanni Tomasello, Giuseppe Ferrara, Aroldo Gabriele Rizzo
BACKGROUND/AIM: An association has been reported between lung cancer and John Cunningham (JC) virus infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of JC virus in a small cohort of patients with lung adenocarcinoma and assess its presence in nodal metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive samples of 13 surgically-removed lung tumors and 13 surrounding normal cancer-free tissues were selected. Five cases included metastatic lymph nodes. JC virus infection was assessed through nested PCR...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550926/restrictions-on-surgical-resident-shift-length-does-not-impact-type-of-medical-errors
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Jamie E Anderson, Laura F Goodman, Guy W Jensen, Edgardo S Salcedo, Joseph M Galante
BACKGROUND: In 2011, resident duty hours were restricted in an attempt to improve patient safety and resident education. With the goal of reducing fatigue, shorter shift length leads to more patient handoffs, raising concerns about adverse effects on patient safety. This study seeks to determine whether differences in duty-hour restrictions influence types of errors made by residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a nested retrospective cohort study at a surgery department in an academic medical center...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550812/molecular-characterization-of-human-adenoviruses-in-urban-wastewaters-using-next-generation-and-sanger-sequencing
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M Iaconelli, B Valdazo-González, M Equestre, A R Ciccaglione, C Marcantonio, S Della Libera, G La Rosa
Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are of major public health importance and are associated with a variety of clinical manifestations, including gastroenteritis, respiratory, ocular and urinary tract infections. To study the occurrence, prevalence and diversity of HAdV species and types circulating in Italy, we conducted a large-scale molecular-epidemiological investigation, a yearlong monitoring of 22 wastewater treatment plants, covering 10 Italian regions, representative of northern, central, and southern Italy...
May 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550647/genetic-variation-in-the-adipoq-gene-adiponectin-concentrations-and-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-a-mendelian-randomization-analysis-using-data-from-three-large-cohort-studies
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Katharina Nimptsch, Mingyang Song, Krasimira Aleksandrova, Michail Katsoulis, Heinz Freisling, Mazda Jenab, Marc J Gunter, Konstantinos K Tsilidis, Elisabete Weiderpass, H Bas Bueno-De-Mesquita, Dawn Q Chong, Majken K Jensen, Chunsen Wu, Kim Overvad, Tilman Kühn, Myrto Barrdahl, Olle Melander, Karin Jirström, Petra H Peeters, Sabina Sieri, Salvatore Panico, Amanda J Cross, Elio Riboli, Bethany Van Guelpen, Robin Myte, José María Huerta, Miguel Rodriguez-Barranco, José Ramón Quirós, Miren Dorronsoro, Anne Tjønneland, Anja Olsen, Ruth Travis, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Franck Carbonnel, Gianluca Severi, Catalina Bonet, Domenico Palli, Jürgen Janke, Young-Ae Lee, Heiner Boeing, Edward L Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino, Charles S Fuchs, Eric Rimm, Kana Wu, Andrew T Chan, Tobias Pischon
Higher levels of circulating adiponectin have been related to lower risk of colorectal cancer in several prospective cohort studies, but it remains unclear whether this association may be causal. We aimed to improve causal inference in a Mendelian Randomization meta-analysis using nested case-control studies of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC, 623 cases, 623 matched controls), the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS, 231 cases, 230 controls) and the Nurses' Health Study (NHS, 399 cases, 774 controls) with available data on pre-diagnostic adiponectin concentrations and selected single nucleotide polymorphisms in the ADIPOQ gene...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550646/distribution-of-naturally-occurring-norovirus-genogroups-i-ii-and-iv-in-oyster-tissues
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Taruta Lowmoung, Kannika Pombubpa, Teerapong Duangdee, Mathuros Tipayamongkholgul, Leera Kittigul
This study evaluated different tissues of naturally contaminated oysters (Crassostrea belcheri) for the presence of noroviruses. RNA from digestive tissues, gills, and mantle of the oysters was extracted and tested for norovirus genogroup (G) I, GII, and GIV using RT-nested PCR. In spiking experiments with a known norovirus, GII.4, the detection limits were 2.97 × 10(2) RNA copies/g of digestive tissues, 2.62 × 10(2) RNA copies/g of gills, and 1.61 × 10(3) RNA copies/g of mantle. A total of 85 oyster samples were collected from a fresh market in Bangkok, Thailand...
May 26, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550267/amyloid-precursor-protein-haploinsufficiency-preferentially-mediates-brain-iron-accumulation-in-mice-transgenic-for-the-huntington-s-disease-mutation
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Kiersten Berggren, Sonal Agrawal, Julia A Fox, Justin Hildenbrand, Ryan Nelson, Ashley I Bush, Jonathan H Fox
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a CAG expansion in the huntingtin gene that results in expression of mutant huntingtin protein. Iron accumulates in HD brain neurons. Amyloid precursor protein (APP) promotes neuronal iron export. However, the role of APP in brain iron accumulation in HD is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of APP insufficiency on HD in YAC128 mice. METHODS: We crossed APP hemizygous mice (APP+/-) with YAC128 mice that are transgenic (Tg) for human mutant huntingtin (hmHTT) to generate APP+/+ hmHTT-/-, APP+/- hmHTT-/-, APP+/+ hmHTT+/- and APP+/- hmHTT+/- progeny...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550059/europe-wide-meta-analysis-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-prevalence-in-questing-ixodes-ricinus-ticks
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Martin Strnad, Václav Hönig, Daniel Růžek, Libor Grubhoffer, Ryan O M Rego
Lyme borreliosis is the most common zoonotic disease transmitted by ticks in Europe and North America. Despite having multiple tick vectors, the causative agent Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, is vectored mainly by Ixodes ricinus in Europe. In the present study, we aimed to review and summarize the existing data published from 2010 to 2016 concerning the prevalence of B. burgdorferi s.l. spirochetes in questing I. ricinus The primary focus was to evaluate the infection rate of these bacteria in ticks, accounting for tick stage, adult tick gender, region and detection method, as well as to investigate any changes in prevalence over time...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549981/early-pregnancy-vaginal-microbiome-trends-and-preterm-birth
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Molly J Stout, Yanjiao Zhou, Kristine M Wylie, Phillip I Tarr, George A Macones, Methodius G Tuuli
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of attempts to link infectious agents to preterm birth, an exact causative microbe or community of microbes remains elusive. Non-culture 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing suggests important racial differences and pregnancy specific changes in the vaginal microbial communities. A recent study examining the association of the vaginal microbiome and preterm birth documented important findings but was performed in a predominantly White cohort. Given the important racial differences in bacterial communities within the vagina as well as persistent racial disparities in preterm birth it is important to examine cohorts with varied demographic compositions...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549655/experimental-winter-warming-modifies-thermal-performance-and-primes-acorn-ants-for-warm-weather
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Heidi J MacLean, Clint A Penick, Robert R Dunn, Sarah E Diamond
The frequency of warm winter days is increasing under global climate change, but how organisms respond to warmer winters is not well understood. Most studies focus on growing season responses to warming. Locomotor performance is often highly sensitive to temperature, and can determine fitness outcomes through a variety of mechanisms including resource acquisition and predator escape. As a consequence, locomotor performance, and its impacts on fitness, may be strongly affected by winter warming in winter-active species...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549446/-gnparser-a-powerful-parser-for-scientific-names-based-on-parsing-expression-grammar
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Dmitry Y Mozzherin, Alexander A Myltsev, David J Patterson
BACKGROUND: Scientific names in biology act as universal links. They allow us to cross-reference information about organisms globally. However variations in spelling of scientific names greatly diminish their ability to interconnect data. Such variations may include abbreviations, annotations, misspellings, etc. Authorship is a part of a scientific name and may also differ significantly. To match all possible variations of a name we need to divide them into their elements and classify each element according to its role...
May 26, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549435/molecular-characterization-of-hemotropic-mycoplasmas-mycoplasma-ovis-and-candidatus-mycoplasma-haemovis-in-sheep-and-goats-in-china
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Xiaoxing Wang, Yanyan Cui, Yan Zhang, Ke Shi, Yaqun Yan, Fuchun Jian, Longxian Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Changshen Ning
BACKGROUND: Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) are emerging zoonotic pathogens with a worldwide distribution that can cause mild to severe hemolytic anemia, icterus, ill-thrift, infertility, and poor weight gain. However, understanding of the molecular epidemiology of hemoplasmas (Mycoplasma ovis and 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemovis') is limited in sheep and goats, and the hemoplasma strain/species/variant 'Candidatus M. haemovis' was poorly studied throughout the world and had never been detected in China until now...
May 26, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549151/borrelia-species-detected-in-ticks-feeding-on-wild-korean-water-deer-hydropotes-inermis-using-molecular-and-genotypic-analyses
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D VanBik, S H Lee, M G Seo, B R Jeon, Y K Goo, S J Park, M H Rhee, O D Kwon, T H Kim, P J L Geraldino, D Kwak
Lyme borreliosis is a vector-borne disease transmitted through the bite of ticks infected by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato group, including B. burgdorferi sensu stricto, B. afzelii, and B. garinii. The goal of the present study was to detect Borrelia species in ticks infesting wild Korean water deer (KWD; Hydropotes inermis Swinhoe), using molecular and genotypic analyses. In total, 48 ticks were collected from KWD, all of which were morphologically identified as Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann that is dominant in Korea...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548504/theory-of-magnetic-ordering-in-the-heavy-rare-earths-ab%C3%A2-initio-electronic-origin-of-pair-and-four-spin-interactions
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Eduardo Mendive-Tapia, Julie B Staunton
We describe a disordered local moment theory for long-period magnetic phases and investigate the temperature and magnetic field dependence of the magnetic states in the heavy rare earth elements (HREs), namely, paramagnetic, conical and helical antiferromagnetic (HAFM), fan, and ferromagnetic (FM) states. We obtain a generic HRE magnetic phase diagram which is consequent on the response of the common HRE valence electronic structure to f-electron magnetic moment ordering. The theory directly links the first-order HAFM-FM transition to the loss of Fermi surface nesting, induced by this magnetic ordering, as well as provides a template for analyzing the other phases and exposing where f-electron correlation effects are particularly intricate...
May 12, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547876/nurses-but-not-supervisors-safety-practices-are-linked-with-job-satisfaction
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David A Hurtado, Seung-Sup Kim, S V Subramanian, Jack T Dennerlein, David C Christiani, Dean M Hashimoto, Glorian Sorensen
AIMS: To test the associations of safety practices as reported by nurses and their respective unit supervisors with job satisfaction. BACKGROUND: Psychosocial workplace factors are associated with job satisfaction; however, it is unknown whether nurses and supervisors accounts of safety practices are differentially linked to this outcome. METHODS: Cross-sectional study design including nurses (n = 1052) nested in 94 units in two hospitals in Boston (MA, USA)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547863/high-and-variable-mortality-of-leatherback-turtles-reveal-possible-anthropogenic-impacts
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P Santidrian Tomillo, N J Robinson, A Sanz-Aguilar, J R Spotila, F V Paladino, G Tavecchia
The number of nesting leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in the eastern Pacific Ocean has declined dramatically since the late 1980s. This decline has been attributed to egg poaching and interactions with fisheries. However, it is not clear how much of the decline should also be ascribed to variability in the physical characteristics of the ocean. We used data on individually marked turtles that nest at Playa Grande, Costa Rica, to address whether climatic variability affects survival and inter-breeding interval...
May 26, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547342/trichosporon-asteroides-isolated-from-cutaneous-lesions-of-a-suspected-case-of-paracoccidioidomycosis-ceti-in-a-bottlenose-dolphin-tursiops-truncatus
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Keiichi Ueda, Ichiro Nakamura, Eiko Nakagawa Itano, Kazunori Takemura, Yasutomo Nakazato, Ayako Sano
"Paracoccidioidomycosis ceti" is a rare zoonotic fungal infection affecting dolphins and is endemic worldwide. The causative agents are Paracoccidioides species; however, it is impossible to isolate the fungal species. We isolated Trichosporon asteroides from multifocal, irregularly raised skin lesions on a female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) captured off coast of Japan, which was suspected to have "paracoccidioidomycosis ceti." An abundance of round, yeast-like cells was detected in a potassium hydroxide direct-mount specimen of the skin samples; however, nested PCR targeting the partial sequence of 43-kDa glycoprotein-coding gene correspondent to Paracoccidioides sp...
May 25, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546652/chimpanzees-pan-troglodytes-flexibly-use-introduced-species-for-nesting-and-bark-feeding-in-a-human-dominated-habitat
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Maureen S McCarthy, Jack D Lester, Craig B Stanford
As habitat loss and fragmentation place growing pressure on endangered nonhuman primate populations, researchers find increasing evidence for novel responses in behavior. In western Uganda between the Budongo and Bugoma Forests, chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) inhabit a mosaic landscape comprising forest fragments, human settlements, and agricultural land. We recorded nests and feeding evidence of unhabituated chimpanzees in this region over a 12-mo period. We found extensive evidence of nesting in introduced tree species, including eucalyptus (Eucalyptus grandis), guava (Psidium guajava), cocoa (Theobroma cacao), and Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea)...
2017: International Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546543/metabolic-profiling-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-reveals-interactions-with-abdominal-obesity
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Alexessander Couto Alves, Beatriz Valcarcel, Ville-Petteri Mäkinen, Laure Morin-Papunen, Sylvain Sebert, Antti J Kangas, Pasi Soininen, Shikta Das, Maria De Iorio, Lachlan Coin, Mika Ala-Korpela, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Stephen Franks
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common reproductive disorder associated with metabolic disturbances including obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus. Here we investigate whether changes in the metabolic profile of PCOS women are driven by increased tendency to obesity or are specific features of PCOS related to increased testosterone levels. DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted an NMR metabolomics association study of PCOS cases (n=145) and controls (n=687) nested in a population-based birth cohort (n=3,127)...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546130/a-study-of-foxa1-expression-in-thyroid-tumors
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Daisuke Nonaka
FoxA1 regulates a variety of tissues during embryogenesis and early life. In thyroid, FoxA1 expression has recently been shown in C cells and medullary thyroid carcinomas but not in follicular cells. FoxA1 has also been proposed as potential oncogene in anaplastic thyroid carcinomas. However, FoxA1 expression has not been extensively investigated in a spectrum of thyroid non-neoplastic lesions and tumors. A variety of thyroid tumors and lesions and their morphologic mimics were stained with monoclonal anti-FoxA1 antibody...
May 22, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545919/molecular-diagnosis-of-salmonella-typhi-and-its-virulence-in-suspected-typhoid-blood-samples-through-nested-multiplex-pcr
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Solai Ramatchandirane Prabagaran, Vellingiri Kalaiselvi, Naganathan Chandramouleeswaran, Krishnan Nair Geetha Deepthi, Kootallur Narayanan Brahmadathan, Mariappa Mani
A nested multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based diagnosis was developed for the detection of virulent Salmonella typhi in the blood specimens from patients suspected for typhoid fever. After the Widal test, two pairs of primers were used for the detection of flagellin gene (fliC) of S. typhi. Among them, those positive for fliC alone were subjected to identification of genes in Via B operon of Salmonella Pathogenesity Island (SPI-7) where four primer pairs were used to detect tviA and tviB genes. Among 250 blood samples tested, 115 were positive by fliC PCR; 22 of these were negative for tviA and tviB...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
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