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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821234/incident-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-household-contacts-of-infectious-tuberculosis-patients-in-brazil
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Edward C Jones-López, Carlos Acuña-Villaorduña, Geisa Fregona, Patricia Marques-Rodrigues, Laura F White, David Jamil Hadad, Lucilia Pereira Dutra-Molina, Solange Vinhas, Avery I McIntosh, Mary Gaeddert, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Padmini Salgame, Moises Palaci, David Alland, Jerrold J Ellner, Reynaldo Dietze
BACKGROUND: In household contact investigations of tuberculosis (TB), a second tuberculin skin test (TST) obtained several weeks after a first negative result consistently identifies individuals that undergo TST conversion. It remains unclear whether this delay in M. tuberculosis infection is related to differences in the infectious exposure, TST boosting, partial host resistance, or some other factor. METHODS: We conducted a household contact study Vitória, Brazil...
August 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821219/early-congenital-syphilis-recognising-symptoms-of-an-increasingly-prevalent-disease
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Nupur U Patel, Elias Oussedik, Erin T Landis, Lindsay C Strowd
BACKGROUND: Congenital syphilis (CS) is an infectious disease resulting from transplacental transmission of Treponema pallidum spirochetes from an infected mother to fetus during pregnancy. While uncommon, CS has shown an increased incidence in Canada and the United States since 2001 and 2012, respectively. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 5-week-old female infant with blistering rash on the palms and soles. The infant displayed decreased movement of the left upper extremity, clinically consistent with Parrot pseudoparalysis...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819569/a-study-on-il8rb-gene-polymorphism-as-a-potential-immuno-compromised-adherent-in-exaggeration-of-parenteral-and-mammo-crine-oxidative-stress-during-mastitis-in-buffalo
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S M El Nahas, A H El Kasas, A A Abou Mossallem, M I Abdelhamid, Mohamad Warda
The genetic markers in inflammatory responses during mastitis afford a reasonable way for improving milk production in the Egyptian buffalo breed. Among them is the interleukin 8 Receptor Gene (IL8RB) (CXCR2); a chemokine receptor gene augments the neutrophil migration during infection. To understand its role better during mastitis in Egyptian buffalos, twenty-five dairy animals representing the normal, sub-clinically, clinically and chronically affected buffalos were randomly selected from different districts...
November 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819413/the-role-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-the-initiation-and-metastasis-of-ta2-mice-spontaneous-breast-cancer
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Dan Zhang, Fei Fei, Shuyuan Li, Yongjie Zhao, Zhengduo Yang, Jie Qu, Xipeng Zhang, Yu Yin, Shiwu Zhang
Purpose: Tientsin Albino 2 (TA2) mice have a high incidence of spontaneous breast cancer. Tumor initiation is related to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) infection. MMTV is hormonally regulated and may promote tumor formation via Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. This study attempts to clarify the relationship between β-catenin expression and the initiation and metastasis of spontaneous breast cancer in TA2 mice. Materials and Methods: Pathological samples illustrating the development of spontaneous breast cancer in TA2 mice were collected and the presence of virus particles was verified in the cancer tissue by electron microscope...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818030/vitamin-e-%C3%AE-tocopherol-exhibits-antitumour-activity-on-oral-squamous-carcinoma-cells-orl-48
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Rahayu Zulkapli, Fathilah Abdul Razak, Rosnah Binti Zain
Cancers involving the oral cavity, head, and neck regions are often treated with cisplatin. In cancer therapy, the main target is to eliminate unwanted cancerous cells. However, reports on the nonselective nature of this drug have raised few concerns. Incorrect nutritional habits and lifestyle practices have been directly linked to cancer incidence. Nutrients with antioxidant activity inhibit cancer cells development, destroying them through oxidative stress and apoptosis. α-tocopherol, the potent antioxidant form of vitamin E is a known scavenger of free radicals...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817643/peripheral-clinic-versus-centralized-laboratory-based-xpert-mtb-rif-performance-experience-gained-from-a-pragmatic-stepped-wedge-trial-in-botswana
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Tefera Agizew, Rosanna Boyd, Ndwapi Ndwapi, Andrew Auld, Joyce Basotli, Sambayawo Nyirenda, Zegabriel Tedla, Anikie Mathoma, Unami Mathebula, Chawangwa Lesedi, Sherri Pals, Anand Date, Heather Alexander, Thomas Kuebrich, Alyssa Finlay
BACKGROUND: In 2011, the Botswana National Tuberculosis Program adopted World Health Organization guidelines and introduced Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) assay to support intensified case finding among people living with HIV enrolling in care. An evaluation was designed to assess performance under operational conditions to inform the national Xpert scale-up. METHODS: Xpert was implemented from August 2012 through November 2014 with 13 GeneXpert instruments (GeneXpert) deployed in a phased approach over nine months: nine centralized laboratory and four point-of-care (POC) peripheral clinics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817535/can-prasugrel-decrease-the-extent-of-periprocedural-myocardial-injury-during-elective-pci
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Mariusz Tomaniak, Łukasz Kołtowski, Janusz Kochman, Zenon Huczek, Adam Rdzanek, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Aleksandra Gasecka, Sylwia Gajda, Grzegorz Opolski, Krzysztof J Filipiak
INTRODUCTION    Periprocedural myocardial injury may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. The evidence on safety and efficacy of more potent P2Y12 antagonists in reduction of periprocedural myocardial injury among patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with inadequate response to clopidogrel is limited.  OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of prasugrel on the incidence of periprocedural myocardial injury among patients undergoing elective PCI with inadequate response to clopidogrel diagnosed by point-of-care genotyping and platelet function testing (PFT)...
August 17, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815880/immunogenicity-efficacy-and-safety-of-nuwiq-%C3%A2-human-cl-rhfviii-in-previously-untreated-patients-with-severe-haemophilia-a-interim-results-from-the-nuprotect-study
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R J Liesner, M Abashidze, O Aleinikova, C Altisent, M J Belletrutti, A Borel-Derlon, M Carcao, H Chambost, A K C Chan, L Dubey, J Ducore, N A Fouzia, M Gattens, Y Gruel, B Guillet, N Kavardakova, M El Khorassani, A Klukowska, T Lambert, S Lohade, M Sigaud, V Turea, J K M Wu, V Vdovin, A Pavlova, M Jansen, L Belyanskaya, O Walter, S Knaub, E J Neufeld
INTRODUCTION: Nuwiq(®) (Human-cl rhFVIII) is a fourth generation recombinant FVIII, produced in a human cell line, without chemical modification or protein fusion. No inhibitors developed in studies with Nuwiq(®) in 201 previously treated patients with haemophilia A (HA). The immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of Nuwiq(®) in previously untreated patients (PUPs) with severe HA are being assessed in the ongoing NuProtect study. METHODS: The study, conducted across 38 centres worldwide, is evaluating 110 true PUPs of all ages and ethnicities enrolled for study up to 100 exposure days (EDs) or 5 years maximum...
August 16, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811690/biochemical-profile-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-patients-in-eastern-india-with-histopathological-correlation
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Manorama Swain, Preetam Nath, Prasant Kumar Parida, Jimmy Narayan, Pradeep Kumar Padhi, Girish Kumar Pati, Ayaskanta Singh, Bijay Misra, Debasis Misra, Sanjib Kumar Kar, Manas Kumar Panigrahi, Chudamani Meher, Omprakash Agrawal, Niranjan Rout, Kaumudee Pattnaik, Pallavi Bhuyan, Pramila Kumari Mishra, Shivaram Prasad Singh
Aminotransferase assay is often used as a screening test as well as an endpoint for resolution of disease in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship of transaminase level with metabolic variables and histology in NAFLD. Single center observational study was conducted in a gastroenterology clinic at Cuttack in coastal Odisha. Subjects were consecutive patients presenting with functional bowel disease and undergoing abdominal sonography. All participants were evaluated for the presence of metabolic syndrome (MS), insulin resistance, liver function test and lipid profile...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811537/prognostic-significance-and-function-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Shau-Hsuan Li, Chih-Yen Chien, Wan-Ting Huang, Sheng-Dean Luo, Yan-Ye Su, Wan-Yu Tien, Ya-Chun Lan, Chang-Han Chen
Despite improvement in preoperative imaging, surgical technique, and adjuvant therapy, the prognosis of patients with tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is still unsatisfactory. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) play a key role in the regulation of tumor cell proliferation and survival. However, the significance of mTOR on the prognosis of tongue SCC remains largely undefined. In the present study, immunohistochemistry was performed to evaluate the expression of phosphorylated mTOR (p-mTOR) in 160 surgically resected tongue SCC, and correlated with survival...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810813/newborn-thyroid-screening-influence-of-pre-analytic-variables-on-dried-blood-spot-tsh-measurement
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Allison M Butler, Wiyada Charoensiriwatana, Piamnukul Krasao, Rotjanapan Pankanjanato, Penpan Thong-Ngao, Randall C Polson, Gregory L Snow, Joel Ehrenkranz
BACKGROUND: Measuring thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) eluted from a dried blood spot (DBS) is used to screen an estimated 30 million newborns annually for congenital hypothyroidism. Newborn thyroid screening has eliminated cretinism from the industrialized world and decreased the adverse effects of unrecognized congenital hypothyroidism on neurocognitive development. Hematocrit, a pre-analytic variable that affects the measurement of TSH from a DBS, contributes to the imprecision of DBS TSH measurement and could account for false negative and false positive DBS newborn screening test results...
August 16, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810638/microrna-differential-expression-spectrum-and-microrna-125a-5p-inhibition-of-laryngeal-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Xiang-Dong Yao, Ping Li, Ji-Sheng Wang
The present study aimed to screen and analyze the differential expression spectrum of microRNA (miRNA) between laryngeal cancer tissue and surrounding normal laryngeal mucosa in order to provide an indication for further study to determine the role of miRNA in the initiation and development of laryngeal cancer. A total of 42 pairs of specimens of laryngeal carcinoma tissues and adjacent normal laryngeal mucosa were collected. A total of 10 pairs of specimens were randomly selected for miRNA microarray gene chip analysis, and the remaining 32 pairs of specimens were used for reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) verification to identify miRNA that were differentially expressed in laryngeal cancer tissues...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810236/microrna-375-inhibits-growth-and-enhances-radiosensitivity-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-targeting-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor
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Bin Zhang, Ying Li, Daorong Hou, Quan Shi, Shuo Yang, Qihong Li
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as key players in various human biological processes, including tumorigenesis. Here, we investigated the roles of miR-375 in the pathogenesis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). METHODS: We performed quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) to detect miR-375 expression in OSCC tissues and corresponding normal oral epithelial tissues and analyze the correlation of miR-375 expression with OSCC metastasis and patient's survival...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807850/anti-hiv-activity-of-southern-african-plants-current-developments-phytochemistry-and-future-research
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REVIEW
Gerhard Prinsloo, Cynthia K Marokane, Renée A Street
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The African continent is home to a large number of higher plant species used over centuries for many applications, which include treating and managing diseases such as HIV. Due to the overwhelming prevalence and incidence rates of HIV, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, it is necessary to develop new and affordable treatments. AIM OF THE STUDY: The article provides an extensive overview of the status on investigation of plants from the southern African region with ethnobotanical use for treating HIV or HIV-related symptoms, or the management of HIV...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807849/danshen-improves-survival-of-patients-with-colon-cancer-and-dihydroisotanshinone-i-inhibit-the-proliferation-of-colon-cancer-cells-via-apoptosis-and-skp2-signaling-pathway
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Yin-Yin Lin, I-Yun Lee, Wen-Shih Huang, Yu-Shin Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Li-Hsin Shu, Yu-Ching Cheng, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ching-Yuan Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, it's definite clinical effect and mechanism on colon carcinoma is unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that the protective effect of danshen on colon cancer and discover the bioactive compounds through in vitro study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study by using population-based data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806981/understanding-the-potentiality-of-accelerator-based-boron-neutron-capture-therapy-for-osteosarcoma-dosimetry-assessment-based-on-the-reported-clinical-experience
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Silva Bortolussi, Ian Postuma, Nicoletta Protti, Lucas Provenzano, Cinzia Ferrari, Laura Cansolino, Paolo Dionigi, Olimpio Galasso, Giorgio Gasparini, Saverio Altieri, Shin-Ichi Miyatake, Sara J González
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma is the most frequent primary malignant bone tumour, and its incidence is higher in children and adolescents, for whom it represents more than 10% of solid cancers. Despite the introduction of adjuvant and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy that markedly increased the success rate in the treatment, aggressive surgery is still needed and a considerable percentage of patients do not survive due to recurrences or early metastases. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), an experimental radiotherapy, was investigated as a treatment that could allow a less aggressive surgery by killing infiltrated tumour cells in the surrounding healthy tissues...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806453/neurologic-complications-associated-with-the-zika-virus-in-brazilian-adults
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Ivan Rocha Ferreira da Silva, Jennifer A Frontera, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Osvaldo Jose Moreira do Nascimento
Importance: There are no prospective cohort studies assessing the incidence and spectrum of neurologic manifestations secondary to Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in adults. Objective: To evaluate the rates of acute ZIKV infection among patients hospitalized with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), meningoencephalitis, or transverse myelitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective, observational cohort study was conducted at a tertiary referral center for neurological diseases in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between December 5, 2015, and May 10, 2016, among consecutive hospitalized adults (>18 years of age) with new-onset acute parainfectious or neuroinflammatory disease...
August 14, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805270/histoplasmosis-in-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Kiran Gajurel, Reshika Dhakal, Stan Deresinski
Histoplasma capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus that most often causes asymptomatic infection in the immunocompetent population. In immunocompromised patients, including solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients, however, it is likely to cause severe life-threatening infection. Post-transplant histoplasmosis (PTH) in SOT is uncommon with an incidence of ≤ 1% and is even rarer in HCT patients. The majority of PTH in SOT is diagnosed in the first 2 years following transplantation...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804275/metabolomics-based-markers-predict-type-2-diabetes-in-a-14-year-follow-up-study
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Jun Liu, Sabina Semiz, Sven J van der Lee, Ashley van der Spek, Aswin Verhoeven, Jan B van Klinken, Eric Sijbrands, Amy C Harms, Thomas Hankemeier, Ko Willems van Dijk, Cornelia M van Duijn, Ayşe Demirkan
BACKGROUND: The growing field of metabolomics has opened up new opportunities for prediction of type 2 diabetes (T2D) going beyond the classical biochemistry assays. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify markers from different pathways which represent early metabolic changes and test their predictive performance for T2D, as compared to the performance of traditional risk factors (TRF). METHODS: We analyzed 2776 participants from the Erasmus Rucphen Family study from which 1571 disease free individuals were followed up to 14-years...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801211/parkin-clearance-of-dysfunctional-mitochondria-regulates-ros-levels-and-increases-survival-of-human-chondrocytes
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M Y Ansari, N M Khan, I Ahmad, T M Haqqi
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and chondrocyte death are important contributors to the development and pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). In this study, we determined the expression and role of Parkin in the clearance of damaged/dysfunctional mitochondria, regulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and chondrocyte survival under pathological conditions. METHODS: Human chondrocytes were from the unaffected area of knee OA cartilage (n = 12) and were stimulated with IL-1β to mimic pathological conditions...
August 8, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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