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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453845/effect-of-repeated-vaccination-with-the-same-vaccine-component-against-2009-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-virus
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Iván Martínez-Baz, Itziar Casado, Ana Navascués, Jorge Díaz-González, Aitziber Aguinaga, Laura Barrado, Josu Delfrade, Carmen Ezpeleta, Jesús Castilla
Background.: The 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) (A[H1N1]pdm09) vaccine component has remained unchanged from 2009. We estimate the effectiveness of current and prior inactivated influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination from influenza seasons 2010-2011 to 2015-2016. Methods.: Patients attended with influenza-like illness were tested for influenza. Four periods with continued A(H1N1)pdm09 circulation were included in a test-negative design. Results.: We enrolled 1278 cases and 2343 controls...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407601/changes-in-household-food-insecurity-are-related-to-changes-in-bmi-and-diet-quality-among-michigan-head-start-preschoolers-in-a-sex-specific-manner
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Erica C Jansen, Nicole Kasper, Julie C Lumeng, Holly E Brophy Herb, Mildred A Horodynski, Alison L Miller, Dawn Contreras, Karen E Peterson
Children living in households that have recently become food insecure may be particularly vulnerable to adverse weight and dietary changes, but longitudinal studies examining these associations are lacking. Using data from 501 Head Start preschoolers from Michigan (48% male) who were followed during one school year as a part of a randomized obesity prevention trial, we examined changes in children's adiposity indices and dietary quality according to changes in household food insecurity. Household food insecurity change status was categorized as persistently food secure, became food secure, persistently food insecure, or became food insecure...
May 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403106/baseline-serum-albumin-and-other-common-clinical-markers-are-prognostic-factors-in-colorectal-carcinoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sagrario González-Trejo, José F Carrillo, D Darlene Carmona-Herrera, Patricia Baz-Gutiérrez, Roberto Herrera-Goepfert, Gloria Núñez, Francisco J Ochoa-Carrillo, Dolores Gallardo-Rincón, Vincenzo Aiello-Crocifoglio, Luis F Oñate-Ocaña
The aim of the present study was to define the prognostic role of baseline serum albumin (BSA) in colorectal cancer (CRC) across tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stages and other well defined prognostic factors. Many prognostic models in medicine employ BSA to define or refine treatments in very specific settings; in CRC, BSA has been found to be a prognostic factor as well. A retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients with CRC demonstrated by biopsy, who attended a cancer center during a 7-year period. Multivariate analysis was utilized to define prognostic factors associated with overall survival (OS) employing the Cox model...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400475/an-ex-vivo-platform-for-the-prediction-of-clinical-response-in-multiple-myeloma
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Ariosto S Silva, Maria D Silva, Praneeth Sudalagunta, Allison I Distler, Timothy Jacobson, Aunshka Collins, Tuan Nguyen, Jinming Song, Dung-Tsa Chen, Lu Chen, Christopher L Cubitt, Rachid Baz, Lia Perez, Dmitri Rebatchouk, William Dalton, James Greene, Robert A Gatenby, Robert J Gillies, Eduardo Sontag, Mark B Meads, Kenneth Shain
Multiple myeloma (MM) remains treatable but incurable. Despite a growing armamentarium of effective agents, choice of therapy, especially in relapse, still relies almost exclusively on clinical acumen. We have developed a system, EMMA (Ex vivo Mathematical Myeloma Advisor), consisting of patient-specific mathematical models parameterized by an ex vivo assay that reverse engineers the intensity and heterogeneity of chemosensitivity of primary cells from MM patients, allowing us to predict clinical response to up to 31 drugs within 5 days post-bone marrow biopsy...
April 11, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389768/genetic-polymorphisms-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb1-94ins-delattg-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAbia-881a-g-genes-in-egyptian-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Mohamed Ragab Youssef, Zeinab Ibraheim Attia, Rizk Ahmed El-Baz, Sameh Roshdy, Ahmad Settin
To assess the association of genetic polymorphisms of NFκB1 and NFκBIA genes with the susceptibility to colorectal cancer (CRC). Subjects included 100 Egyptian patients with CRC (60 males and 40 females) in addition to 85 healthy controls (47 males and 38 females) from the same locality. For all participants, genetic polymorphisms of NFκB1-94ins/delATTG (rs28362491) and NFκBIA-881A/G (rs3138053) were detected by using restriction fragment length polymorphism polymerase chain reaction (RFLP-PCR). CRC patients showed a significantly higher frequency of the NFκB1-94ins/ins genotype than controls (30 vs...
April 7, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368850/not-all-that-blurs-is-clot-an-unusual-but-not-infrequent-cause-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Etelberto Hernández Hernández, Víctor Alfonso Jiménez Díaz, José Antonio Baz Alonso, Saleta Fernández Barbeira, Jorge Alberto Vitela Rodríguez, Jorge Andrade Pacheco, Alberto Ortiz Sáez, Guillermo Bastos Fernández, Antonio Alejandro De Miguel Castro, Andrés Iñiguez Romo
A 73-year-old man was admitted for non-ST segment elevation acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography suggested intrastent thrombosis as the etiology, but optical coherence tomography revealed a non-expanded stent, which was successfuly crushed and covered with a new stent.
April 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366781/waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia-review-of-pathogenesis-and-management
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Seongseok Yun, Ariel C Johnson, Onyemaechi N Okolo, Stacy J Arnold, Ali McBride, Ling Zhang, Rachid C Baz, Faiz Anwer
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a low-grade B-cell clonal disorder characterized by lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow involvement associated with monoclonal immunoglobulin M. Although WM remains to be an incurable disease with a heterogeneous clinical course, the recent discovery of mutations in the MYD88 and CXCR4 genes further enhanced our understanding of its pathogenesis. Development of new therapies including monoclonal antibodies, proteasome inhibitors, and Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitors have made the management of WM increasingly complex...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338340/serum-interleukin-6-is-related-to-lower-cognitive-functioning-in-elderly-patients-with-major-depression
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Nehad Samir Ali, Abdel Hamid Hashem Hashem, Akmal Mostafa Hassan, Alia Adel Saleh, Heba Nabil El-Baz
BACKGROUND: There is an increased evidence of an association between inflammatory mediators, particularly serum IL-6, depression and cognitive impairment in the elderly. This study aims at exploring the relation of peripheral IL-6 to cognitive functions in elderly patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). OBJECTIVES: (1) Assessment of serum IL-6 levels and cognitive functions in elderly patients suffering from major depression and comparing them to healthy age-matched control subjects; (2) correlation between serum IL-6 levels and clinical characteristics of depression and cognitive functions in these patients...
March 24, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336527/a-phase-i-clinical-trial-of-single-agent-selinexor-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Ramiro Garzon, Michael Savona, Rachid Baz, Michael Andreeff, Nashat Gabrail, Martin Gutierrez, Lynn Savoie, Morten Mau-Sorensen, Nina Wagner-Johnston, Karen Yee, T J Unger, Jean Richard Saint-Martin, Robert Carlson, Tami Rashal, Trinayan Kashyap, Boris Klebanov, Sharon Shacham, Michael Kauffman, Richard Stone
Selinexor is a novel, first-in-class, Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) compound, which blocks XPO1 function, leads to nuclear accumulation of tumor suppressor proteins (TSPs) and induces cancer cell death. A phase I dose-escalation study was initiated to examine the safety and efficacy of selinexor in patients with advanced hematological malignancies. Ninety-five patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were enrolled between January 2013 and June 2014 to receive 4, 8 or 10 doses of selinexor in 21- or 28-day cycle...
March 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286489/attitudes-vs-purchase-behaviors-as-experienced-dissonance-the-roles-of-knowledge-and-consumer-orientations-in-organic-market
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María Hidalgo-Baz, Mercedes Martos-Partal, Óscar González-Benito
This research focuses on the incongruity between positive attitudinal responses but a lack of purchase behavior in organic markets. According to cognitive dissonance theory, consumer orientations toward the benefits attributed to organic products (environmental protection, health, hedonic) relieve the dissonance that results from this attitude-behavior incongruity. Knowledge also functions as a transmitter, from positive attitudes to purchase behaviors, thereby reducing the incongruity. Using quota sampling in a survey study, this paper tests the hypotheses from linear regression models...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281934/integron-occurrence-is-linked-to-reduced-biocide-susceptibility-in-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Ashraf A Kadry, Fathy M Serry, Amira M El-Ganiny, Ahmed M El-Baz
OBJECTIVE: Integrons are gene acquisition systems commonly found in bacterial genomes that play a major role in the dissemination of resistance to antibiotics. This work aimed to study the relationship between the presence of integrons and the reduced susceptibility of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates towards different groups of biocides. METHODS: The antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of 104 clinical isolates were determined against different antibiotics by the disk diffusion method...
April 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280519/3d-kidney-segmentation-from-abdominal-images-using-spatial-appearance-models
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Fahmi Khalifa, Ahmed Soliman, Adel Elmaghraby, Georgy Gimel'farb, Ayman El-Baz
Kidney segmentation is an essential step in developing any noninvasive computer-assisted diagnostic system for renal function assessment. This paper introduces an automated framework for 3D kidney segmentation from dynamic computed tomography (CT) images that integrates discriminative features from the current and prior CT appearances into a random forest classification approach. To account for CT images' inhomogeneities, we employ discriminate features that are extracted from a higher-order spatial model and an adaptive shape model in addition to the first-order CT appearance...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276463/regression-of-devil-facial-tumour-disease-following-immunotherapy-in-immunised-tasmanian-devils
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Cesar Tovar, Ruth J Pye, Alexandre Kreiss, Yuanyuan Cheng, Gabriella K Brown, Jocelyn Darby, Roslyn C Malley, Hannah V T Siddle, Karsten Skjødt, Jim Kaufman, Anabel Silva, Adriana Baz Morelli, Anthony T Papenfuss, Lynn M Corcoran, James M Murphy, Martin J Pearse, Katherine Belov, A Bruce Lyons, Gregory M Woods
Devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) is a transmissible cancer devastating the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population. The cancer cell is the 'infectious' agent transmitted as an allograft by biting. Animals usually die within a few months with no evidence of antibody or immune cell responses against the DFTD allograft. This lack of anti-tumour immunity is attributed to an absence of cell surface major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-I molecule expression. While the endangerment of the devil population precludes experimentation on large experimental groups, those examined in our study indicated that immunisation and immunotherapy with DFTD cells expressing surface MHC-I corresponded with effective anti-tumour responses...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276307/insecticidal-activity-of-a-moroccan-strain-of-streptomyces-phaeochromogenes-ld-37-on-larvae-pupae-and-adults-of-the-mediterranean-fruit-fly-ceratitis-capitata-diptera-tephritidae
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S E Samri, M Baz, I Ghalbane, S El Messoussi, A Zitouni, A El Meziane, M Barakate
The Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly), Ceratitis capitata, is considered the most important fruit pest worldwide. Its management is mainly based on the use of chemical insecticides. Although these conventional pesticides are effective at high doses, they cause considerable human health and environment problems. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess insecticidal activity of Moroccan actinobacteria against C. capitata. A total of 12 preselected actinobacteria isolated from various Moroccan habitats were screened for their insecticidal activity against larvae, pupae and adults of C...
April 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264008/women-s-autonomy-and-men-s-involvement-in-child-care-and-feeding-as-predictors-of-infant-and-young-child-anthropometric-indices-in-coffee-farming-households-of-jimma-zone-south-west-of-ethiopia
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Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Tefera Belachew
BACKGROUND: Most of child mortality and under nutrition in developing world were attributed to suboptimal childcare and feeding, which needs detailed investigation beyond the proximal factors. This study was conducted with the aim of assessing associations of women's autonomy and men's involvement with child anthropometric indices in cash crop livelihood areas of South West Ethiopia. METHODS: Multi-stage stratified sampling was used to select 749 farming households living in three coffee producing sub-districts of Jimma zone, Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262967/strigolactone-biosynthesis-is-evolutionarily-conserved-regulated-by-phosphate-starvation-and-contributes-to-resistance-against-phytopathogenic-fungi-in-a-moss-physcomitrella-patens
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Eva L Decker, Adrian Alder, Stefan Hunn, Jenny Ferguson, Mikko T Lehtonen, Bjoern Scheler, Klaus L Kerres, Gertrud Wiedemann, Vajiheh Safavi-Rizi, Steffen Nordzieke, Aparna Balakrishna, Lina Baz, Javier Avalos, Jari P T Valkonen, Ralf Reski, Salim Al-Babili
In seed plants, strigolactones (SLs) regulate architecture and induce mycorrhizal symbiosis in response to environmental cues. SLs are formed by combined activity of the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCDs) 7 and 8 from 9-cis-β-carotene, leading to carlactone that is converted by cytochromes P450 (clade 711; MAX1 in Arabidopsis) into various SLs. As Physcomitrella patens possesses CCD7 and CCD8 homologs but lacks MAX1, we investigated if PpCCD7 together with PpCCD8 form carlactone and how deletion of these enzymes influences growth and interactions with the environment...
March 6, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257515/new-evidence-for-the-therapeutic-potential-of-curcumin-to-treat-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-humans
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María Eugenia Inzaugarat, Elena De Matteo, Placida Baz, Diego Lucero, Cecilia Claudia García, Esteban Gonzalez Ballerga, Jorge Daruich, Juan Antonio Sorda, Miriam Ruth Wald, Alejandra Claudia Cherñavsky
INTRODUCTION: The immune system acts on different metabolic tissues that are implicated in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Leptin and linoleic acid have the ability to potentially affect immune cells, whereas curcumin is a known natural polyphenol with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. AIMS: This study was designed to evaluate the pro-inflammatory and pro-oxidant effects of leptin and linoleic acid on immune cells from patients with NAFLD and to corroborate the modulatory effects of curcumin and its preventive properties against the progression of NAFLD using a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced NAFLD/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis mouse model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236619/comparison-between-acupuncture-and-biofeedback-as-adjunctive-treatments-for-primary-insomnia-disorder
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Hsien-Te Huang, Shang-Lun Lin, Chi-Hung Lin, Dong-Sheng Tzeng
Context • Insomnia affects from 5% to 35% of the general population worldwide. Primary insomnia disorder is the most frequently diagnosed, sleep-related disorder. Pharmacological treatments remain the most widely used treatments for insomnia. Nonpharmacological treatments for primary insomnia disorder have been found to be effective. Objective • This study intended to determine the appropriateness of acupuncture and biofeedback as adjuncts to medication for primary insomnia disorder. Design • The research team designed a randomized, controlled study...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230523/combined-effectiveness-of-prior-and-current-season-influenza-vaccination-in-northern-spain-2016-17-mid-season-analysis
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Jesús Castilla, Ana Navascués, Itziar Casado, Jorge Díaz-González, Alejandra Pérez-García, Leticia Fernandino, Iván Martínez-Baz, Aitziber Aguinaga, Francisco Pozo, Carmen Ezpeleta
The 2016/17 mid-season vaccine effectiveness estimate against influenza A(H3N2) was 15% (95% confidence interval: -11 to 35) in Navarre. Comparing to individuals unvaccinated in the current and four prior seasons, effectiveness was 24% for current and 3-4 prior doses, 61% for current and 1-2 prior doses, 42% for only current vaccination, and 58% for 3-4 prior doses. This suggests moderate effectiveness for different combinations of vaccination in the current and prior seasons.
February 16, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224092/language-and-cognitive-outcome-for-high-risk-neonates-at-the-age-of-2-3-years-experience-from-an-arab-country
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Tamer Abou-Elsaad, Hesham Abdel-Hady, Hemmat Baz, Doaa ElShabrawi
AIM: To investigate the effect of different neonatal risk factors on different language parameters as well as cognitive abilities among Arabic speaking Egyptian children at the age of two to three years of life and to find out which risk factor(s) had the greatest impact on language and cognitive abilities. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted on 103 children with age range of 2-3 years (median age 31 mo). They were 62 males and 41 females who were exposed to different high-risk factors in the perinatal period, with exclusion of metabolic disorders, sepsis/meningitis, congenital anomalies and chromosomal aberrations...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
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