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Growth discordance

Cecilie Halling, John David Corcoran
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March 9, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Changshin Kim, Jinmo Yang, Su-Hyun Jeong, Hayoung Kim, Geun-Hee Park, Hwa Beom Shin, MyungJa Ro, Kyoung-Yeon Kim, YoungJoon Park, Keun Pil Kim, KyuBum Kwack
DNA repair mechanisms maintain genomic integrity upon exposure to various types of DNA damage, which cause either single- or double-strand breaks in the DNA. Here, we propose a strategy for the functional study of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the human DNA repair genes XPD/ERCC2, RAD18, and KU70/XRCC6 and the checkpoint activation gene ATR that are essentially involved in the cell cycle and DNA damage repair. We analyzed the mutational effects of the DNA repair genes under DNA-damaging conditions, including ultraviolet irradiation and treatment with genotoxic reagents, using a Saccharomyces cerevisiae system to overcome the limitations of the human cell-based assay...
2018: PloS One
Junfei Wang, Alen Faiz, Qi Ge, Cornelis J Vermeulen, Joanne Van der Velden, Kenneth J Snibson, Rob van de Velde, Sonia Sawant, Dikaia Xenaki, Brian Oliver, Wim Timens, Nick Ten Hacken, Maarten van den Berge, Alan James, John G Elliot, Liang Dong, Janette K Burgess, Anthony W Ashton
Neovascularization, increased basal membrane thickness and increased airway smooth muscle (ASM) bulk are hallmarks of airway remodelling in asthma. In this study, we examined connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) dysregulation in human lung tissue and animal models of allergic airway disease. Immunohistochemistry revealed that ASM cells from patients with severe asthma (A) exhibited high expression of CTGF, compared to mild and non-asthmatic (NA) tissues. This finding was replicated in a sheep model of allergic airways disease...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Chithra Janardhanan Susheelamma, Sathy M Pillai, Sivakumari Asha Nair
Oestrogen-progesterone signalling is highly versatile and critical for the maintenance of healthy endometrium in humans. The genomic and nongenomic signalling cascades initiated by these hormones in differentiated cells of endometrium have been the primary focus of research since 1920s. However, last decade of research has shown a significant role of stem cells in the maintenance of a healthy endometrium and the modulatory effects of hormones on these cells. Endometriosis, the growth of endometrium outside the uterus, is very common in infertile patients and the elusiveness in understanding of disease pathology causes hindrance in selection of treatment approaches to enhance fertility...
March 8, 2018: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
Ravi Shankar Swamy, Helen McConachie, Jane Ng, Judith Rankin, Murthy Korada, Stephen Sturgiss, Nicholas D Embleton
AIM: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with poorer outcomes in later life. We used a monochorionic twin model with IUGR in one twin to determine its impact on growth and neurocognitive outcomes. METHODS: Monochorionic twins with ≥20% birth weight discordance born in the north of England were eligible. Cognitive function was assessed using the British Ability Scales. The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire was used to identify behavioural problems...
March 2, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Gary H Tozbikian, Debra L Zynger
In breast cancer, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status is determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and/or in situ hybridization. Oncotype DX also reports HER2 status by an rt-PCR-based assay. Assay concordance between IHC and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) (including alternative probe HER2 FISH) vs Oncotype DX HER2 rt-PCR has not been described in the post-2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists (ASCO/CAP) HER2 Guideline revision setting. We performed a retrospective review of HER2 equivocal invasive breast carcinoma from 2014 to 2016 with the Oncotype DX HER2 result...
March 2, 2018: Breast Journal
Angelo F Elmi, Katherine L Grantz, Paul S Albert
Joint modeling of multivariate paired longitudinal data and time-to-event data presents computational challenges that supersede full likelihood estimation due to the large dimensional random effects vector needed to capture correlation due to clustering with respect to pairs, subjects, and outcomes. We propose an alternative, computationally simpler approach to estimation of complex shared parameter models where missing data is imputed based on the Posterior Predictive Distribution from a Conditional Linear Model (CLM) approximation...
February 28, 2018: Biometrics
Kanchan Ajbani, Mubin Kazi, Jeffrey Tornheim, Swapna Naik, Rajeev Soman, Anjali Shetty, Camilla Rodrigues
Delayed diagnosis of drug resistance has been a major obstacle to proper management and control of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Expanded access to rapid molecular diagnostics such as Xpert MTB/RIF has been helpful, but has generated confusion about how to interpret genotype-phenotype discordance. Optimal management is not clearly defined for patients with rifampin resistance by Xpert MTB/RIF but rifampin susceptibility by phenotypic testing. To resolve this discrepancy, we performed pyrosequencing of discordant isolates identified at a reference laboratory over a 6-month period...
March 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Yunhua L Muller, Graham Skelton, Paolo Piaggi, Peng Chen, Anup Nair, Sayuko Kobes, Wen-Chi Hsueh, William C Knowler, Robert L Hanson, Leslie J Baier, Clifton Bogardus
AIMS: Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) is involved in cell growth and glucose homeostasis. In the current study, the IGF1R locus was analyzed as a candidate gene for type 2 diabetes (T2D) in American Indians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole genome sequence data from 335 American Indians identified 3 novel missense variants in IGF1R. The associations of IGF1R variants with T2D, age of T2D onset and birth weight were analyzed in a population based sample of 7701 American Indians...
February 22, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
Jing Zhao, Xiaotong Chen, J Zheng, M Kong, B Wang, W Ding
BACKGROUND: ROS1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) using D4D6 antibody is a useful tool for screening patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) slated for targeted therapy. Many studies and our data have identified cases that express the ROS1 protein strongly but are negative for ROS1 by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). The present study investigated the driver mutation and clinicopathologic characteristics of 26 discordant cases (ROS1 IHC-positive but FISH-negative) to find new clues for distinguishing real ROS1-rearranged cases...
February 21, 2018: Histopathology
Yoshiaki Shinden, Keishi Sugimachi, Fumiaki Tanaka, Kenji Fujiyoshi, Yuko Kijima, Shoji Natsugoe, Koshi Mimori
Disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow (DCBM) is characterized by diffuse infiltrative growth of tumor cells in the bone marrow and is associated with systemic hematological disorders. Bone marrow metastases from breast cancer are not rare, and they may lead to serious life-threatening conditions when there is an associated hematological disorder. Therefore, DCBM necessitates a definitive diagnosis and prompt systemic therapy. We herein present 4 such cases and a review of the previous relevant literature...
January 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Luiz Carlos Caires-Júnior, Ernesto Goulart, Uirá Souto Melo, Bruno Silva Henrique Araujo, Lucas Alvizi, Alessandra Soares-Schanoski, Danyllo Felipe de Oliveira, Gerson Shigeru Kobayashi, Karina Griesi-Oliveira, Camila Manso Musso, Murilo Sena Amaral, Lucas Ferreira daSilva, Renato Mancini Astray, Sandra Fernanda Suárez-Patiño, Daniella Cristina Ventini, Sérgio Gomes da Silva, Guilherme Lopes Yamamoto, Suzana Ezquina, Michel Satya Naslavsky, Kayque Alves Telles-Silva, Karina Weinmann, Vanessa van der Linden, Helio van der Linden, João Mendes Ricardo de Oliveira, Nivia Rodrigues Maria Arrais, Adriana Melo, Thalita Figueiredo, Silvana Santos, Joanna Castro Goes Meira, Saulo Duarte Passos, Roque Pacheco de Almeida, Ana Jovina Barreto Bispo, Esper Abrão Cavalheiro, Jorge Kalil, Edécio Cunha-Neto, Helder Nakaya, Robert Andreata-Santos, Luis Carlos de Souza Ferreira, Sergio Verjovski-Almeida, Paulo Lee Ho, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno, Mayana Zatz
Congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) causes early brain development impairment by affecting neural progenitor cells (NPCs). Here, we analyze NPCs from three pairs of dizygotic twins discordant for CZS. We compare by RNA-Seq the NPCs derived from CZS-affected and CZS-unaffected twins. Prior to Zika virus (ZIKV) infection the NPCs from CZS babies show a significantly different gene expression signature of mTOR and Wnt pathway regulators, key to a neurodevelopmental program. Following ZIKV in vitro infection, cells from affected individuals have significantly higher ZIKV replication and reduced cell growth...
February 2, 2018: Nature Communications
Magdalena Bogdanovska Todorovska, Gordana Petrushevska, Vesna Janevska, Liljana Spasevska, Slavica Kostadinova Kunovska
Accurate assessment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) is crucial in selecting patients for targeted therapy. Commonly used methods for HER-2 testing are immunohistochemistry (IHC) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Here we presented the implementation, optimization and standardization of two FISH protocols using breast cancer samples and assessed the impact of pre-analytical and analytical factors on HER-2 testing. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue samples from 70 breast cancer patients were tested for HER-2 using PathVysion™ HER-2 DNA Probe Kit and two different paraffin pretreatment kits, Vysis/Abbott Paraffin Pretreatment Reagent Kit (40 samples) and DAKO Histology FISH Accessory Kit (30 samples)...
January 30, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Yuli Wang, Xinyu Ma, Yuan Wei, Di Ma, Ping Gong
The aim of this study was to detect the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene type at pre- and postchemotherapy to evaluate the impact of platinum-based chemotherapy on EGFR gene mutations and provide a theoretical foundation for clinical treatment.Around 40 serum DNA samples were collected from advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer patients who received platinum-based chemotherapy as first-line treatment in our hospital from August 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015. The EGFR gene exons 19 and 21 were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and detected by direct sequencing...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Asma Khalil, Irene Beune, Kurt Hecher, Klaske Wynia, Wessel Ganzevoort, Keith Reed, Liesbeth Lewi, Dick Oepkes, Eduardo Gratacos, Basky Thilaganathan, Sanne J Gordijn
OBJECTIVES: Twin pregnancies complicated by selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR) are associated with increased perinatal mortality and morbidity. Inconsistences in the diagnostic criteria for sFGR employed in existing studies hinder the ability to compare or combine their findings. It is therefore challenging to establish robust evidence-based management or monitoring pathways for these pregnancies. The main aim of this study was to determine, by expert consensus using a Delphi procedure, the key diagnostic features of and the essential reporting parameters in sFGR...
January 24, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Baoyi Zhu, Mari Ekman, Daniel Svensson, Jessica Lindvall, Bengt-Olof Nilsson, Bengt Uvelius, Karl Swärd
Bladder denervation and bladder outlet obstruction are urological conditions that cause bladder growth. Transcriptomic surveys in outlet obstruction have identified differentially expressed genes, but similar studies following denervation have not been done. This was addressed using a rat model in which the pelvic ganglia were cryo-ablated followed by bladder microarray analyses. At 10 days following denervation, bladder weight had increased 5.6-fold and 2890 mRNAs and 135 miRNAs were differentially expressed...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Willemijne A M E Schrijver, Karijn P M Suijkerbuijk, Carla H van Gils, Elsken van der Wall, Cathy B Moelans, Paul J van Diest
Background: In metastatic breast cancer, hormone and/or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-targeted therapy decision-making is still largely based on tissue characteristics of the primary tumor. However, a change of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), progesterone receptor (PR), and HER2 status in distant metastases has frequently been reported. The actual incidence of this phenomenon has been debated. Methods: We performed a meta-analysis including 39 studies assessing receptor conversion from primary breast tumors to paired distant breast cancer metastases...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Andrew H Chon, Mary Rose Mamey, Sheree M Schrager, Douglas L Vanderbilt, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between preoperative fetal head circumference (HC) and cognitive performance among children treated with laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Donor and recipient twin HCs were measured preoperatively (16-26 weeks' gestation) and at 2 years corrected age. Multilevel multivariate regression models were used to test pregnancy and child-level risk factors for lower Battelle Developmental Inventory Second Edition (BDI-2) scores...
January 4, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
Amanda Henry, Saranya Gopikrishna, Aditi Mahajan, Jennifer Alphonse, Neama Meriki, Alec W Welsh
AIMS: Assess clinical utility of the foetal Myocardial Performance Index (MPI) in evaluation and management of monochorionic, diamniotic twin (MCDA) pregnancies. METHODS: Prospective cohort of (a) initially uncomplicated MCDA (b) Complicated MCDA, including twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR), and liquor and/or growth discordance (L/GD) not meeting TTTS or sIUGR criteria. TTTS and sIUGR were case-control matched...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Paola Algeri, Matteo Frigerio, Maria Lamanna, Petya Vitanova Petrova, Sabrina Cozzolino, Maddalena Incerti, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Nadia Roncaglia, Patrizia Vergani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess, in a population of dichorionic twin pregnancies with selective growth restriction, the effect of inter-twin differences by use of Doppler velocimetry and fetal growth discordancy on perinatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective study including dichorionic twin pregnancies from January 2008 to December 2015 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Fondazione MBBM. Only dichorionic twin pregnancies affected by selective intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) delivering at ≥24 weeks were included in the study...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
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