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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719899/the-relationship-between-mmp-2-1306c-t-and-mmp-9-1562c-t-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-and-prognosis-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-chinese-population-a-case-control-study
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Cong-Meng Lin, Yan-Ling Zeng, Min Xiao, Xu-Qiao Mei, Lv-Ying Shen, Meng-Xian Guo, Zhe-Yao Lin, Qi-Fa Liu, Tin Yang
BACKGROUND: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is a malignant hematological disease and is often accompanied by a variety of genetic abnormalities. Hence, our study aims to investigate the relationship between MMP-2 -1306C>T and MMP-9 -1562C>T polymorphisms and the risk and prognosis of T-ALL. METHODS: From April 2009 to February 2011, a total of 376 T-ALL patients were chosen as the case group. Meanwhile, 352 healthy people who passed routine health examinations were selected as the control group...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719886/a-longitudinal-study-of-the-reciprocal-relationship-between-ever-smoking-and-urgency-in-early-adolescence
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Jessica L Burris, Elizabeth Riley, Gabriella E Puleo, Gregory T Smith
BACKGROUND: Among early adolescents in the United States (U.S.), the prevalence of cigarette smoking is at its lowest level in recent decades. Nonetheless, given the risks of smoking in early development, it remains critically important to study both risk factors for smoking and risks from smoking. This longitudinal study with U.S. early adolescents examines smoking initiation and tests a model of reciprocal prediction between ever smoking and the personality trait of urgency (i.e., mood-based impulsivity), a trait that increases risk for multiple forms of dysfunction...
July 11, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719755/clinical-risk-factors-and-prognostic-model-for-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Mary K Porteous, James C Lee, David J Lederer, Scott M Palmer, Edward Cantu, Rupal J Shah, Scarlett L Bellamy, Vibha N Lama, Sangeeta M Bhorade, Maria M Crespo, John F McDyer, Keith M Wille, A Russell Localio, Jonathan B Orens, Pali D Shah, Ann B Weinacker, Selim Arcasoy, David S Wilkes, Lorraine B Ware, Jason D Christie, Steven M Kawut, Joshua M Diamond
RATIONALE: Pulmonary hypertension from pulmonary arterial hypertension or parenchymal lung disease is associated with an increased risk of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the clinical determinants of severe primary graft dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension and developed and validated a prognostic model. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients in the multi-center Lung Transplant Outcomes Group with pulmonary hypertension at transplant listing...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719740/tuning-superhydrophobic-nanostructures-to-enhance-jumping-droplet-condensation
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Megan D Mulroe, Bernadeta R Srijanto, S Farzad Ahmadi, C Patrick Collier, Jonathan B Boreyko
It was recently discovered that condensation growing on a nanostructured superhydrophobic surface can spontaneously jump off the surface, triggered by naturally occurring coalescence events. Many reports have observed that droplets must grow to a size of order 10 μm before jumping is enabled upon coalescence; however, it remains unknown how the critical jumping size relates to the topography of the underlying nanostructure. Here, we characterize the dynamic behavior of condensation growing on six different superhydrophobic nanostructures, where the topography of the nanopillars was systematically varied...
July 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719727/the-ability-of-a-single-bmd-and-fracture-history-assessment-to-predict-fracture-over-25-years-in-postmenopausal-women-the-study-of-osteoporotic-fractures
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Dennis M Black, Jane A Cauley, Rachel Wagman, Kristine Ensrud, Howard A Fink, Teresa A Hillier, Li-Yung Lui, Steven R Cummings, John T Schousboe, Nicola Napoli
The ability of bone mineral density (BMD) and other risk factors to predict fracture risk is well-established for as long as 5 to 10 years. However, their value to predict risk over a longer term has not been directly studied. We investigated whether a single assessment of femoral neck BMD and fracture history can predict fracture risk over 20 to 25 years. We used data from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) that assessed BMD and risk factors in 7959 women age ≥67 (mean = 73.4) in 1988-1990. Follow-up for fractures continued for 25 years for hip fracture, and for 20 years for any nonvertebral fracture...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719664/predicting-the-protein-half-life-in-tissue-from-its-cellular-properties
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Mahbubur Rahman, Rovshan G Sadygov
Protein half-life is an important feature of protein homeostasis (proteostasis). The increasing number of in vivo and in vitro studies using high throughput proteomics provide estimates of the protein half-lives in tissues and cells. However, protein half-lives in cells and tissues are different. Due to the resource requirements for researching tissues, more data is available from cellular studies than tissues. We have designed a multivariate linear model for predicting protein half-life in tissue from its cellular properties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719659/dengue-prediction-by-the-web-tweets-are-a-useful-tool-for-estimating-and-forecasting-dengue-at-country-and-city-level
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Cecilia de Almeida Marques-Toledo, Carolin Marlen Degener, Livia Vinhal, Giovanini Coelho, Wagner Meira, Claudia Torres Codeço, Mauro Martins Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases are a leading threat to public health. Accurate and timely monitoring of disease risk and progress can reduce their impact. Mentioning a disease in social networks is correlated with physician visits by patients, and can be used to estimate disease activity. Dengue is the fastest growing mosquito-borne viral disease, with an estimated annual incidence of 390 million infections, of which 96 million manifest clinically. Dengue burden is likely to increase in the future owing to trends toward increased urbanization, scarce water supplies and, possibly, environmental change...
July 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719607/stress-induced-mutagenesis-stress-diversity-facilitates-the-persistence-of-mutator-genes
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Marta Lukačišinová, Sebastian Novak, Tiago Paixão
Mutator strains are expected to evolve when the availability and effect of beneficial mutations are high enough to counteract the disadvantage from deleterious mutations that will inevitably accumulate. As the population becomes more adapted to its environment, both availability and effect of beneficial mutations necessarily decrease and mutation rates are predicted to decrease. It has been shown that certain molecular mechanisms can lead to increased mutation rates when the organism finds itself in a stressful environment...
July 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719601/clic-a-tool-for-expanding-biological-pathways-based-on-co-expression-across-thousands-of-datasets
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Yang Li, Alexis A Jourdain, Sarah E Calvo, Jun S Liu, Vamsi K Mootha
In recent years, there has been a huge rise in the number of publicly available transcriptional profiling datasets. These massive compendia comprise billions of measurements and provide a special opportunity to predict the function of unstudied genes based on co-expression to well-studied pathways. Such analyses can be very challenging, however, since biological pathways are modular and may exhibit co-expression only in specific contexts. To overcome these challenges we introduce CLIC, CLustering by Inferred Co-expression...
July 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719571/mir-27b-3p-suppressed-osteogenic-differentiation-of-maxillary-sinus-membrane-stem-cells-by-targeting-sp7
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Wei Peng, Shuangxi Zhu, Xiang Li, Junquan Weng, Songling Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the critical role and function of miRNAs in the regulation of development and physiology of maxillary sinus membrane stem cell (MSMSC) osteogenesis. METHODS: Microarray analysis was performed to screen the miRNAs expression profiles during the process of MSMSC osteogenic differentiation. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was applied to verify the miRNAs expression profiles. Gain- and loss-of-function experiments were used to demonstrate that miR-27b-3p inhibited MSMSC osteoblastic differentiation...
July 14, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719540/clinical-predictors-of-the-risk-of-early-colectomy-in-ulcerative-colitis-a-population-based-study
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Ahmed Al-Darmaki, James Hubbard, Cynthia H Seow, Yvette Leung, Kerri Novak, Abdel Aziz Shaheen, Remo Panaccione, Gilaad G Kaplan
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) will require colectomy within a few years of diagnosis. Thus, our aim was to determine the clinical predictors of early colectomy among patients with UC who are hospitalized with an acute flare. METHODS: Using population-based surveillance (1996-2009), all adults (≥18 years) hospitalized for UC within 3 years of diagnosis (n = 489) were identified. The primary outcome was a colectomy within 3 years of diagnosis...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719497/serologic-responses-in-childhood-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Bareng A S Nonyane, Mark P Nicol, Nicholas J Andreas, Stefanie Rimmele, Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra, Lesley J Workman, Mark D Perkins, Thomas Joos, Tobias Broger, Jerrold J Ellner, David Alland, Beate Kampmann, Susan E Dorman, Heather J Zar
BACKGROUND: Identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis immunoproteome and antigens associated with serologic responses in adults has renewed interest in developing a serologic test for childhood tuberculosis (TB). We investigated IgG antibody responses against M. tuberculosis antigens in children with well-characterized TB. METHODS: We studied archived sera obtained from hospitalized children with suspected pulmonary TB, and classified as having confirmed TB (culture-confirmed), unlikely TB (clinical improvement without TB treatment), or unconfirmed TB (all others)...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719404/predictive-factors-for-hearing-outcomes-after-canaloplasty-in-patients-with-congenital-aural-atresia
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Jungmin Ahn, Sun Young Baek, Kyunga Kim, Yang-Sun Cho
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the most important factors in preoperative imaging, including components of Jahrsdoefer score (J score), and favorable prognostic factors for postoperative hearing results after canaloplasty for congenital aural atresia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records. SETTING, PATIENTS, INTERVENTION, MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: One hundred eight patients who underwent canaloplasty by a single surgeon between January 2011 and July 2014 were included...
July 17, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719400/dengue-vaccines-implications-for-dengue-control
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Matthew L Robinson, Anna P Durbin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dengue, the most common arbovirus, is an increasingly significant cause of morbidity worldwide. After decades of research, an approved tetravalent dengue vaccine is finally available. Models constructed using recently available vaccine efficacy data allow for a data-driven discussion of the potential impact of dengue vaccine deployment on global control. RECENT FINDINGS: Phase 3 efficacy trials demonstrated that the approved dengue vaccine, chimeric yellow fever-dengue-tetravalent dengue vaccine, has an efficacy of 60% against dengue illness of any severity...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719399/impact-of-rotavirus-vaccines-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Kulandaipalayam Natarajan Chella Sindhu, Sudhir Babji, Santhosh Kumar Ganesan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rotavirus vaccines are playing a pivotal role in improving lives of infants and young children in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Many of these countries have adopted the vaccine into their routine immunization, whereas others are considering introduction. This article provides an update on the impact of rotavirus vaccines in LMICs on morbidity and mortality in children aged less than 5 years, and their cost-effectiveness. RECENT FINDINGS: The WHO, in 2013, updated its recommendation to prioritize introduction of rotavirus vaccines in the routine immunization schedule, without age restrictions...
July 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719317/climate-influence-on-emerging-risk-areas-for-rift-valley-fever-epidemics-in-tanzania
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Clement N Mweya, Leonard E G Mboera, Sharadhuli I Kimera
Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a climate-related arboviral infection of animals and humans. Climate is thought to represent a threat toward emerging risk areas for RVF epidemics globally. The objective of this study was to evaluate influence of climate on distribution of suitable breeding habitats for Culex pipiens complex, potential mosquito vector responsible for transmission and distribution of disease epidemics risk areas in Tanzania. We used ecological niche models to estimate potential distribution of disease risk areas based on vectors and disease co-occurrence data approach...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719284/nonacademic-attributes-predict-medical-and-nursing-student-intentions-to-emigrate-or-to-work-rurally-an-eight-country-survey-in-asia-and-africa
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David M Silvestri, Meridith Blevins, Kenneth A Wallston, Arfan R Afzal, Nazmul Alam, Ben Andrews, Miliard Derbew, Simran Kaur, Mwapatsa Mipando, Charles A Mkony, Philip M Mwachaka, Nirju Ranjit, Sten H Vermund
AbstractWe sought to identify independent, nonacademic predictors of medical and nursing student intent to migrate abroad or from rural to urban areas after graduation in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This was a cross-sectional survey of 3,199 first- and final-year medical and nursing students at 16 training institutions in eight LMIC. Questionnaires assessed demographics, career intentions, and preferences regarding selected career, location, and work-related attributes. Using principal component analysis, student preferences were reduced into four discrete categories of priorities: 1) work environment resources, 2) location livability, 3) altruistic job values, and 4) individualistic job values...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719226/learned-helplessness-and-sexual-risk-taking-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-african-american-females
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Laura Pittiglio
Research involving adolescent and young African American (AA) females has demonstrated that they face uncontrollable obstacles which can interfere with the negotiation of safer sexual behaviors. If these obstacles are perceived as uncontrollable, then these females may be at risk for the development of Learned Helplessness (LH). As the LH model predicts, if these obstacles are believed not to be in their control, it may lead to deficits in motivational or cognitive decision-making, deficits that could certainly influence their sexual risk taking behaviors...
July 18, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719225/association-between-social-support-and-self-care-behaviors-in-adults-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Zijing Chen, Vincent S Fan, Basia Belza, Kenneth Pike, Huong Q Nguyen
RATIONALE: Higher social support is associated with a better quality of life and functioning in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between structural and functional social support and self-care behaviors in adults with COPD. METHODS: This was a longitudinal study using data from the CASCADE (COPD Activity: Serotonin Transporter, Cytokines, and Depression) study which was focused on depression and functioning in COPD...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719212/proteochemometrics-based-prediction-of-peptide-binding-to-hla-dp-proteins
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Ventsislav Yordanov, Ivan Dimitrov, Irini Doytchinova
Human leukocyte antigens (HLA) class II proteins are involved in the antigen processing in the antigen presenting cells. They form complexes with antigen peptide fragments. The peptide-HLA protein complexes are presented on the cell surface where they are recognized by helper T cells (Th cells). HLA-DP is one of the three HLA class II loci. The HLA-DP proteins are associated with a significant number of autoimmune diseases, as well as with a susceptibility or resistance to a number of infectious agents. In the present study, we apply proteochemometrics - a method for bioactivity modeling of multiple ligands binding to multiple target proteins - to derive and validate a robust model for peptide binding prediction to 7 most frequent HLA-DP proteins...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
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