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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933646/antisperm-antibodies-in-repeat-breeding-cows-frequency-detection-and-validation-of-threshold-levels-employing-sperm-immobilization-sperm-agglutination-and-immunoperoxidase-assay
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S K Srivastava, S Shinde, S K Singh, S Mehrotra, M R Verma, A K Singh, S Nandi, N Srivastava, S K Singh, T K Goswami, S K Bhure, H Kumar, S K Ghosh
Antisperm antibodies have been found in repeat-breeding(RB) cows, and those causing agglutination and/or immobilization of sperm are considered to be closely related to unexplained infertility. However, a standard protocol for identifying antisperm antibodies (ASA) in cattle is not validated. Therefore, an investigation was undertaken to evaluate sperm immobilization (SIT), sperm agglutination (SAT) and immunoperoxidase (IPT)assays for detection of ASA in serum and their respective threshold levels for confirmation...
December 8, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932139/de-novo-anti-hla-antibodies-after-heart-transplantation-are-associated-with-adverse-events-in-the-long-term-follow-up-of-cardiac-transplant-recipients
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E Solé-González, S Mirabet, V Brossa, L López-López, M Rivas-Lasarte, H Capellades-Olivella, A J Ginel-Iglesias, J Martorell-Pons, E Roig
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Long-term morbidity and mortality after heart transplantation (HTx) remain very high. Several reports have suggested that anti-HLA antibodies (anti-HLA-AB) detected after HTx might be associated with poor survival, but the implication of isolated anti-HLA-AB is still under debate. The aim of the study was to analyze the incidence of de novo anti-HLA-AB and whether they are associated with adverse events after HTx. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed the presence of anti-HLA-AB assessed by fluorimetry (Luminex) and quantified by a single-antigen bead assay in 119 HTx patients...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931340/utility-of-the-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-moroccan-children
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S El Azbaoui, A Sabri, S Ouraini, A Hassani, A Asermouh, A Agadr, R Abilkassem, N Dini, M Kmari, A Akhaddar, Z Laktati, S Aieche, N El Hafidi, F Ben Brahim, A A Bousfiha, F Ailal, C Deswarte, E Schurr, L Amar, J Bustamante, S Boisson-Dupuis, J L Casanova, L Abel, J El Baghdadi
SETTING: The utility of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs), such as the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test, in diagnosing active tuberculosis (TB) in children is unclear and depends on the epidemiological setting. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of QFT-GIT for TB diagnosis in children living in Morocco, an intermediate TB incidence country with high bacille Calmette-Gurin vaccination coverage. DESIGN: We prospectively recruited 109 Moroccan children hospitalised for clinically suspected TB, all of whom were tested using QFT-GIT...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931054/-tb-screening-of-pregnant-women-in-accordance-with-the-german-protection-against-infection-act
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Pregnant women should be tested with immune tests for tuberculosis when they undergo TB screening according to the German Infectious Diseases Protection Act. Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) should be the priority tests used for pregnant refugees and asylum seekers, especially when migrating from high incidence countries (> 20 cases/100.000 population according to the ECDC) or when they fled from crisis regions; positive tuberculin skin tests should be veryfied with IGRA. Once immunological tests are suggesting a latent tuberculosis infection it should be considered that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing active tuberculosis with potential health threats for the unborn child...
December 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928925/molecular-detection-of-murine-gammaherpesvirus-68-mhv-68-in-haemaphysalis-concinna-ticks-collected-in-slovakia
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M Vrbová, P Belvončíková, A Kovaľová, R Matúšková, M Slovák, M Kúdelová
Murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV-68) is a natural pathogen of murid rodents, which serve as hosts to Haemaphysalis concinna ticks. The occurrence of MHV-68 was investigated in a total of 47 H. concinna adult ticks collected on the vegetation in Gabčíkovo, situated in south-western Slovakia (47º54´0´´N, 17º35´0´´E), from May 2013 to May 2014. DNA from ticks was purified and screened by nested PCR targeting ORF50 of MHV-68 and the copy number of virus genome in ticks was determined by a real-time PCR assay specific for ORF65...
2016: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928583/incidence-laboratory-detection-and-prognostic-relevance-of-hypoxic-hepatitis-in-cardiogenic-shock
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Christian Jung, Georg Fuernau, Ingo Eitel, Steffen Desch, Gerhard Schuler, Malte Kelm, Volker Adams, Holger Thiele
BACKGROUND: Despite the improvement of therapeutic options for patients in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiogenic shock (CS) remains a complication with high mortality rates. Organ failure centrally determines the prognosis of these high-risk patients. Aim of the current study was to assess the incidence of hypoxic hepatitis (HH) in CS, its laboratory detection evaluating novel and established biomarkers and to estimate the prognostic relevance of HH in current clinical practice...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927163/phenotypic-and-molecular-detection-of-the-bla-kpc-gene-in-clinical-isolates-from-inpatients-at-hospitals-in-s%C3%A3-o-luis-ma-brazil
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Patricia Cristina Saldanha Ribeiro, Andrea Souza Monteiro, Sirlei Garcia Marques, Sílvio Gomes Monteiro, Valério Monteiro-Neto, Martina Márcia Melo Coqueiro, Ana Cláudia Garcia Marques, Rosimary de Jesus Gomes Turri, Simone Gonçalves Santos, Maria Rosa Quaresma Bomfim
BACKGROUND: Bacteria that produce Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) are resistant to broad-spectrum β-lactam antibiotics. The objective of this study was to phenotypically and genotypically characterize the antibiotic susceptibility to carbapenems of 297 isolates recovered from clinical samples obtained from inpatients at 16 hospitals in São Luis (Maranhão, Brazil). METHODS: The study was conducted using phenotypic tests and molecular methods, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), sequencing and enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus (ERIC)-PCR...
December 7, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926925/dengue-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-a-systematic-review
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John M Humphrey, Natalie B Cleton, Chantal B E M Reusken, Marshall J Glesby, Marion P G Koopmans, Laith J Abu-Raddad
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus (DENV) infection is widespread and its disease burden has increased in past decades. However, little is known about the epidemiology of dengue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). METHODOLOGY / PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Following Cochrane Collaboration guidelines and reporting our findings following PRISMA guidelines, we systematically reviewed available records across MENA describing dengue occurrence in humans (prevalence studies, incidence studies, and outbreak reports), occurrence of suitable vectors (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus), and DENV vector infection rates...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922546/use-of-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-human-mac-2-binding-protein-in-assessing-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-due-to-hepatitis-b-virus
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Ja Yoon Heo, Seung Up Kim, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Young Nyun Park, Sung Soo Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Hyon-Suk Kim
Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive human Mac-2 binding protein (WFA-M2BP) is a serologic marker corresponding with degree of hepatic fibrosis. We evaluated its accuracy in assessing hepatic fibrosis and in predicting the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB).In a 5-year period (2009-2013), a total of 95 CHB patients with available serum WFA-M2BP assay and transient elastography assessment [to assess liver stiffness (LS)] who had undergone liver biopsy were recruited for retrospective analysis...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920511/relationships-between-fto-rs9939609-mc4r-rs17782313-and-ppar%C3%AE-rs1801282-polymorphisms-and-the-occurrence-of-selected-metabolic-and-hormonal-disorders-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-men-a-preliminary-study
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Iwona Rotter, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Danuta Kosik-Bogacka, Grażyna Adler, Aleksandra Rył, Maria Laszczyńska
PURPOSE: Metabolic disorders, including MetS, obesity, and lipid disorders, may be related to genetic factors. Metabolic disorders are associated with decreased TS levels in aging men. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between FTO rs9939609, MC4R rs17782313, and PPARγ rs1801282 polymorphisms and the presence of MetS and its components, the concurrent lipid disorders, as well as sex hormone concentrations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study involved 272 men of Caucasian descent aged 50-75 years...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916669/prevalence-and-morbidity-of-undiagnosed-celiac-disease-from-a-community-based-study
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Rok Seon Choung, Scott A Larson, Shahryar Khaleghi, Alberto Rubio-Tapia, Inna G Ovsyannikova, Katherine S King, Joseph J Larson, Brian D Lahr, Gregory A Poland, Michael J Camilleri, Joseph A Murray
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the prevalence and burden of undiagnosed celiac disease in individuals younger than 50 years old. We determined the prevalence and morbidity of undiagnosed celiac disease in individuals younger than 50 years in a community. METHODS: We tested sera from 31,255 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota (younger than 50 years old) without a prior diagnosis of celiac disease assay using an assay for immunoglobulin A (IgA) against tissue transglutaminase (tTG); in subjects with positive test results, celiac disease was confirmed using an assay for endomysial IgA...
December 1, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916418/knockdown-of-tktl1-additively-complements-cisplatin-induced-cytotoxicity-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-regulating-the-levels-of-nadph-and-ribose-5-phosphate
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Yuke Dong, Ming Wang
BACKGROUND: Transketolase-like 1 (TKTL1) plays an important role in pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) branch, the main pathway generating nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) and nucleotides for DNA synthesis. TKTL1 is closely related to DNA damage and has a close relationship with incidence and progression of cancers. Cisplatin is the main chemotherapeutic drug by inducing DNA damage. Whether TKTL1 knockdown additively complements cisplatin-induced cytotoxicity in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells, however, remains largely undefined...
December 1, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914795/insulin-use-adipokine-profiles-and-breast-cancer-prognosis
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Zachary A P Wintrob, Jeffrey P Hammel, Thaer Khoury, George K Nimako, Hsin-Wei Fu, Zahra S Fayazi, Dan P Gaile, Alan Forrest, Alice C Ceacareanu
BACKGROUND: Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and breast cancer (BC) share common cytokine signaling changes resultant from adipose tissue dysfunction. This modified adipokine signaling was shown to be directly associated with changes in the body mass index (BMI) and diet and it is expected to also be influenced by T2DM pharmacotherapy. We evaluated the relationship between pre-existing diabetes treatment, circulating adipokine levels at cancer diagnosis, and long-term outcomes. METHODS: All incident BC cases were reviewed (01/01/2003-12/31/2009, N=2194)...
November 30, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914352/searching-for-novel-modes-of-toxic-actions-of-oil-spill-using-e-%C3%A2-coli-live-cell-array-reporter-system-a-hebei-spirit-oil-spill-study
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Dawoon Jung, Miao Guan, Sangwoo Lee, Cheolmin Kim, Hyesoo Shin, Seongjin Hong, Un Hyuk Yim, Won Joon Shim, John P Giesy, Jong Seong Khim, Xiaowei Zhang, Kyungho Choi
Oil is a complex mixture of numerous compounds. Therefore, oil spills near shore can cause various adverse effects on coastal ecosystems. However, most toxicological assessments conducted on oil spill sites have focused on limited modes of toxic actions. In the present study, we utilized the Escherichia coli (E. coli) live cell array system (LCA) to identify novel modes of toxicities of the oil spill-affected sediments. For this purpose, sediment samples were collected from an area heavily polluted by Hebei Spirit oil spill (HSOS) incident of 2007...
November 30, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912786/circulation-of-dirofilaria-repens-and-dirofilaria-immitis-in-moldova
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Tatiana Șuleșco, Heidrun von Thien, Lidia Toderaș, Ion Toderaș, Renke Lühken, Egbert Tannich
BACKGROUND: Over the last two decades, a significant spread of dirofilariasis has been observed in eastern and central Europe. However, data on the circulation of Dirofilaria spp. in Moldova were absent although direct neighbor states reported high incidence rates of human dirofilariasis. METHODS: Daily mean temperature data were used to calculate Dirofilaria spp. development units, which were used to estimate the potential for complete extrinsic development in the mosquitoes (= sum of potential Dirofilaria spp...
December 3, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910803/the-prognostic-and-predictive-value-of-tmprss2-erg-gene-fusion-and-erg-protein-expression-in-prostate-cancer-biopsies
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Kasper Drimer Berg
BACKGROUND: The clinical course of prostate carcinoma (PCa) is very heterogeneous. Consequently, a personalised approach for risk stratification and treatment planning is important. Recently, it has become evident that PCa, also at the genomic level, is heterogeneous. An early and common alteration is the gene fusion between the transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) gene and the v-ets avian erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog (ERG) gene resulting in expression of the oncoprotein ERG...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907906/senescent-fibroblast-derived-chemerin-promotes-squamous-cell-carcinoma-migration
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Vida Farsam, Abhijit Basu, Martina Gatzka, Nicolai Treiber, Lars A Schneider, Medhanie A Mulaw, Tanja Lucas, Stefan Kochanek, Reinhard Dummer, Mitchell P Levesque, Meinhard Wlaschek, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek
Aging is associated with a rising incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), an aggressive skin cancer with the potential for local invasion and metastasis. Acquisition of a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) in dermal fibroblasts has been postulated to promote skin cancer progression in elderly individuals. The underlying molecular mechanisms are largely unexplored. We show that Chemerin, a previously unreported SASP factor released from senescent human dermal fibroblasts, promotes cSCC cell migration, a key feature driving tumor progression...
November 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904647/prevalence-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-healthcare-workers-at-a-hospital-in-naples-italy-a-low-incidence-country
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Monica Lamberti, Mariarosaria Muoio, Antonio Arnese, Sharon Borrelli, Teresa Di Lorenzo, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Giuseppe Signoriello, Stefania De Pascalis, Nicola Coppola, Albert Nienhaus
BACKGROUND: Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at higher risk than the general population of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Moreover, although subjects with latent TB infection (LTBI) are asymptomatic and are not infectious, they may eventually develop active disease. Thus, a fundamental tool of TB control programs for HCWs is the screening and treatment of LTBI. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, hospital personnel at Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Naples, Italy, were screened for TB...
2016: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903445/increased-alloreactivity-and-adverse-outcomes-in-obese-kidney-transplant-recipients-are-limited-to-those-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Thomas Schachtner, Maik Stein, Petra Reinke
Previous studies on patient and allograft outcomes of obese kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) remain controversial. To what extent obesity-related comorbidities contribute to adverse outcomes, however, hasn't been addressed. We studied all KTRs from 2005 to 2012. 29 (4%), 317 (48%), 217 (33%), 76 (12%), and 21 KTRs (4%) were identified as underweight, normal-weight, overweight, obese, and morbid obese, respectively. 33 of 97 obese KTRs (34%) had pre-existent diabetes. Samples were collected before transplantation and at +1, +2, +3months posttransplantation...
November 27, 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900797/evidence-for-feedback-regulation-following-cholesterol-lowering-therapy-in-a-prostate-cancer-xenograft-model
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Elizabeth M Masko, Mahmoud A Alfaqih, Keith R Solomon, William T Barry, Christopher B Newgard, Michael J Muehlbauer, Nikolaos A Valilis, Tameika E Phillips, Susan H Poulton, Alexis R Freedland, Stephanie Sun, Shweta K Dambal, Sergio E Sanders, Everardo Macias, Michael R Freeman, Mark W Dewhirst, Salvatore V Pizzo, Stephen J Freedland
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic data suggest cholesterol-lowering drugs may prevent the progression of prostate cancer, but not the incidence of the disease. However, the association of combination therapy in cholesterol reduction on prostate or any cancer is unclear. In this study, we compared the effects of the cholesterol lowering drugs simvastatin and ezetimibe alone or in combination on the growth of LAPC-4 prostate cancer in vivo xenografts. METHODS: Proliferation assays were conducted by MTS solution and assessed by Student's t-test...
November 30, 2016: Prostate
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