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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919567/splicing-factor-proline-glutamine-rich-is-a-novel-autoantigen-of-dermatomyositis-and-associated-with-anti-melanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-antibody
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Yuji Hosono, Ran Nakashima, Satoshi Serada, Kosaku Murakami, Yoshitaka Imura, Hajime Yoshifuji, Koichiro Ohmura, Tetsuji Naka, Tsuneyo Mimori
OBJECTIVE: Anti-MDA5 antibody positive dermatomyositis (DM) and clinically amyopathic DM (CADM) often develop into rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease, but their pathogenesis remains unclear. We observed that sera from DM/CADM patients immunoprecipitated a common 110 kDa polypeptide. We investigated this autoantigen and its clinical significance. METHODS: Autoantibodies were screened in 333 patients with various connective tissue diseases (CTDs) and 20 healthy controls (HCs) by immunoprecipitation with [(35)S]methionine-labeled HeLa cells...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915458/acl-deficiency-and-varus-osteoarthritis-high-tibial-osteotomy-alone-or-combined-with-acl-reconstruction
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Julian Mehl, Jochen Paul, Matthias J Feucht, Gerrit Bode, Andreas B Imhoff, Norbert P Südkamp, Stefan Hinterwimmer
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the mid- to long-term clinical and radiological outcome in patients with symptomatic varus osteoarthritis (OA) and deficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and analyzes whether there are differences between isolated high tibial osteotomy (HTO) or combined single-stage HTO and ACL reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: 26 patients who underwent HTO alone (group 1) and 26 patients who underwent single-stage HTO and ACLR (group 2) because of varus OA and ACL deficiency were examined at a mean of 5...
December 3, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909787/test-retest-reliability-of-tibiofemoral-joint-space-width-measurements-made-using-a-low-dose-standing-ct-scanner
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Neil A Segal, John Bergin, Andrew Kern, Christian Findlay, Donald D Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the test-retest reliability of knee joint space width (JSW) measurements made using standing CT (SCT) imaging. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This prospective two-visit study included 50 knees from 30 subjects (66% female; mean ± SD age 58.2 ± 11.3 years; BMI 29.1 ± 5.6 kg/m(2); 38% KL grade 0-1). Tibiofemoral geometry was obtained from bilateral, approximately 20° fixed-flexed SCT images acquired at visits 2 weeks apart. For each compartment, the total joint area was defined as the area with a JSW <10 mm...
December 1, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909124/predicting-dissatisfaction-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-under-55-years-of-age
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C E H Scott, W M Oliver, D MacDonald, F A Wade, M Moran, S J Breusch
AIMS: Risk of revision following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is higher in patients under 55 years, but little data are reported regarding non-revision outcomes. This study aims to identify predictors of dissatisfaction in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively assessed 177 TKAs (157 consecutive patients, 99 women, mean age 50 years; 17 to 54) from 2008 to 2013. Age, gender, implant, indication, body mass index (BMI), social deprivation, range of movement, Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade of osteoarthritis (OA) and prior knee surgery were recorded...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905911/prevalence-of-lumbar-spondylosis-and-its-association-with-low-back-pain-among-community-dwelling-japanese-women
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Ritsu Tsujimoto, Yasuyo Abe, Kazuhiko Arima, Takayuki Nishimura, Masato Tomita, Akihiko Yonekura, Takashi Miyamoto, Shohei Matsubayashi, Natsumi Tanaka, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Makoto Osaki
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spondylosis is more prevalent among the middle-aged and elderly, but few population-based studies have been conducted, especially in Japan. The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence of lumbar spondylosis and its associations with low back pain among community-dwelling Japanese women. METHODS: Lateral radiographs of the lumbar spine were obtained from 490 Japanese women ≥ 40 years old, and scored for lumbar spondylosis using the Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade at lumbar intervertebral level from L1/2 to L5/S1...
December 1, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898771/dissection-of-genetic-factors-underlying-wheat-kernel-shape-and-size-in-an-elite-%C3%A3-nonadapted-cross-using-a-high-density-snp-linkage-map
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Ajay Kumar, E E Mantovani, R Seetan, A Soltani, M Echeverry-Solarte, S Jain, S Simsek, D Doehlert, M S Alamri, E M Elias, S F Kianian, M Mergoum
Wheat kernel shape and size has been under selection since early domestication. Kernel morphology is a major consideration in wheat breeding, as it impacts grain yield and quality. A population of 160 recombinant inbred lines (RIL), developed using an elite (ND 705) and a nonadapted genotype (PI 414566), was extensively phenotyped in replicated field trials and genotyped using Infinium iSelect 90K assay to gain insight into the genetic architecture of kernel shape and size. A high density genetic map consisting of 10,172 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers, with an average marker density of 0...
March 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894935/brief-report-stage-specific-differences-in-secretory-profile-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-mscs-subjected-to-early-vs-late-stage-oa-synovial-fluid
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Alejandro Gómez-Aristizábal, Anirudh Sharma, Mohsen A Bakooshli, Mohit Kapoor, Penney M Gilbert, Sowmya Viswanathan, Rajiv Gandhi
OBJECTIVE: Although, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are being clinically investigated for their use in osteoarthritis (OA), it is unclear whether their postulated therapeutic properties are equally effective in the early- and late-stages of OA. In this study we investigated MSC cytokine secretion post-exposure to synovial fluid (SF), obtained from early-vs. late-stage knee OA patients to justify a potential patient stratification strategy to maximize MSC-mediated treatment effects. METHOD: Subjects were recruited and categorized into early- [Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade I/II, n = 12] and late-stage (KL-III/IV, n = 12) knee OA groups...
November 25, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882773/the-acquisition-of-initial-consonant-clusters-in-german-speaking-2-year-olds
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Blanca Schaefer, Annette Fox-Boyer
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore cluster acquisition in typically developing German-speaking 2-year-olds. METHOD: Data from four cross-sectional studies (n = 145, aged 2;00-2;11) and one eight-month longitudinal study were analysed (n = 6, aged 2;01-2;04). Two different percentages of consonant clusters correct were calculated to allow a more detailed analysis. RESULT: Findings showed that the majority of children produced clusters, although they could not be considered to be fully acquired...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879395/a-computationally-identified-compound-antagonizes-excess-fgf-23-signaling-in-renal-tubules-and-a-mouse-model-of-hypophosphatemia
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Zhousheng Xiao, Demian Riccardi, Hector A Velazquez, Ai L Chin, Charles R Yates, Jesse D Carrick, Jeremy C Smith, Jerome Baudry, L Darryl Quarles
Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) interacts with a binary receptor complex composed of α-Klotho (α-KL) and FGF receptors (FGFRs) to regulate phosphate and vitamin D metabolism in the kidney. Excess FGF-23 production, which causes hypophosphatemia, is genetically inherited or occurs with chronic kidney disease. Among other symptoms, hypophosphatemia causes vitamin D deficiency and the bone-softening disorder rickets. Current therapeutics that target the receptor complex have limited utility clinically. Using a computationally driven, structure-based, ensemble docking and virtual high-throughput screening approach, we identified four novel compounds predicted to selectively inhibit FGF-23-induced activation of the FGFR/α-KL complex...
November 22, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878995/myostatin-serum-concentrations-are-correlated-with-the-severity-of-knee-osteoarthritis
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Chang Zhao, Yan Shao, Chuangxin Lin, Chun Zeng, Hang Fang, Jianying Pan, Daozhang Cai
OBJECTIVE: Myostatin, a member of the transforming growth factor-β family, contributes to joint deterioration in mice. Thus, we aimed to assess the correlation of myostatin concentrations with the presence and severity of knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We determined serum and synovial fluid (SF) myostatin concentrations in a population of 184 patients with knee OA and 109 healthy controls. RESULTS: The knee OA group presented with higher serum myostatin concentrations than the controls...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867679/identification-of-two-novel-mutations-in-the-galnt3-gene-in-a-chinese-family-with-hyperphosphatemic-familial-tumoral-calcinosis
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Lihao Sun, Lin Zhao, Lianjun Du, Peipei Zhang, Minjia Zhang, Min Li, Tingting Liu, Lei Ye, Bei Tao, Hongyan Zhao, Jianmin Liu, Xiaoyi Ding
Hyperphosphatemic familial tumoral calcinosis (HFTC) is a rare, autosomal recessive genetic disease. This disease is characterized by the progressive calcification of soft tissues leading to symptoms of pressure and hyperphosphatemia but normal concentrations of serum calcium with or without an elevation of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 levels.HFTC is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the GALNT3, FGF23 or KL genes. Here, we identified two novel mutations in the GALNT3 gene in a Chinese family with HFTC. Identification of a novel genotype in HFTC provides clues for understanding the phenotype-genotype relationships in HFTC and may assist not only in the clinical diagnosis of HFTC but also in the interpretation of the genetic information used for prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling...
2016: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864563/a-replication-study-and-meta-analysis-of-mitochondrial-dna-variants-in-the-radiographic-progression-of-knee-osteoarthritis
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Mercedes Fernández-Moreno, Angel Soto-Hermida, María E Vázquez-Mosquera, Estefanía Cortés-Pereira, Sonia Pértega, Sara Relaño, Natividad Oreiro-Villar, Carlos Fernández-López, Francisco J Blanco, Ignacio Rego-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a replication study and meta-analysis involving the study of mtDNA variants in the radiographic progression of OA in different cohorts worldwide, including Cohort Hip and Cohort Knee (CHECK), the OA Initiative and a cohort from Spain. METHODS: The influence of the haplogroups in the rate of radiographic progression at 96 months in 431 subjects from CHECK was assessed in terms of Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) grade. Progression was defined as a change from KL ⩾ 1 at baseline to any higher grade during the follow-up...
November 17, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864027/patterns-of-neural-activity-predict-picture-naming-performance-of-a-patient-with-chronic-aphasia
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Yune Sang Lee, Jihad T Zreik, Roy H Hamilton
Naming objects represents a substantial challenge for patients with chronic aphasia. This could be in part because the reorganized compensatory language networks of persons with aphasia may be less stable than the intact language systems of healthy individuals. Here, we hypothesized that the degree of stability would be instantiated by spatially differential neural patterns rather than either increased or diminished amplitudes of neural activity within a putative compensatory language system. We recruited a chronic aphasic patient (KL; 66 year-old male) who exhibited a semantic deficit (e...
November 15, 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861264/use-of-b-mode-ultrasound-as-a-body-fat-estimate-in-collegiate-football-players
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Parker N Hyde, Kristina L Kendall, Ciaran M Fairman, Nicholas A Coker, Mary E Yarbrough, Steve J Rossi
Hyde, PN, Kendall, KL, Fairman, CM, Coker, NA, Yarbrough, ME, and Rossi, SJ. Utilization of B-mode ultrasound as a body fat estimate in collegiate football players. J Strength Cond Res 30(12): 3525-3530, 2016-The purpose of the present study was to validate a 7-site ultrasound imaging protocol to predict the percent body fat (%BF) in a division I football team. Body composition was estimated by ultrasound, 7-site skinfolds, and the 3-compartment-water (3C-W) model of Siri, using bioimpedance spectroscopy to estimate the total body water and air displacement plethysmography (using BODPOD) to determine the body density...
December 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858794/influence-of-the-fetch-parameter-on-results-from-empirical-correlations-for-estimating-odorous-emissions-at-passive-liquid-surfaces
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Ademir A Prata, Milena J Calvo, Gaetano Boncardo, Eric C Sivret, Jane M Santos, Victoria Timchenko, Richard M Stuetz
Passive liquid surfaces in wastewater treatment plants may be potential sources of odorous emissions. This study investigates the occurrence and significance of deviations that may originate from the use of the effective diameter as fetch parameter in the empirical correlations utilised by the WATER9 model to estimate odorous emissions at passive liquid surfaces. A sensitivity analysis was performed using benzene as a model compound and considering representative conditions of wind speed and wind alignment...
November 2016: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852185/young-onset-colorectal-cancer-in-new-south-wales-a-population-based-study
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Stephen Boyce, Natasha Nassar, Cathy Yuen Yi Lee, Michael Kl Suen, Saleh Al Zahrani, Marc A Gladman
OBJECTIVE: Australia has the highest incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the world. The incidence of young-onset CRC (yCRC) is increasing in developed nations. Our aim was to determine the incidence of yCRC in New South Wales, the demographic and clinico-pathological characteristics of these patients, and their survival. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: A population-based cohort study of all cases of CRC diagnosed in NSW during 2001-2008. Data on newly diagnosed cases of CRC were obtained from the NSW Central Cancer Registry; mortality data were obtained from the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages (to 2012)...
November 21, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837348/role-of-kosmotrope-chaotrope-interactions-at-micelle-surfaces-on-the-stabilization-of-lyotropic-nematic-phases
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Erol Akpinar, Meric Turkmen, Cihan Canioz, Antônio Martins Figueiredo Neto
Three lyotropic quaternary systems of ionic surfactants were prepared to investigate the role of kosmotrope-chaotrope interactions at the micelle surfaces on stabilizing the different nematic phases. The ionic surfactants were potassium laurate (KL), sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) and tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (TDTMABr), where KL is a kosmotrope surfactant, and others are chaotrope. The first system consisted of KL/decanol (DeOH)/water/alkali sulfate and the second of SDS/DeOH/water/alkali sulfate. The third system was prepared by adding sodium salts of chaotropic or kosmotropic anions to the primary mixture of TDTMABr/DeOH/water, separately...
November 2016: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835043/risk-factors-for-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-in-active-individuals-an-evidence-based-review
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Zachary K Winkelmann, Dustin Anderson, Kenneth E Games, Lindsey E Eberman
: Reference/Citation: Hamstra-Wright KL, Bliven KC, Bay C. Risk factors for medial tibial stress syndrome in physically active individuals such as runners and military personnel: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2015;49(6)362-369. CLINICAL QUESTION:  What factors put physically active individuals at risk to develop medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)? DATA SOURCES:  The authors performed a literature search of CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, and MEDLINE from each database's inception to July 2013...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805868/ovariectomy-alters-gene-expression-of-the-hippocampal-formation-in-middle-aged-rats
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Miklós Sárvári, Imre Kalló, Erik Hrabovszky, Norbert Solymosi, Zsolt Liposits
Ovarian hormones regulate the transcriptome of the hippocampus and modulate its functions. During menopause this complex signaling declines, leading to impaired learning and memory. This study was undertaken to clarify the effects of long-term, surgical ovariectomy (OVX) on the rat hippocampal transcriptome. At age of 13 months, intact control and ovariectomized groups were formed. All animals were sacrificed 5 weeks after gonadectomy, hippocampal formations were dissected and processed for transcriptome analysis...
November 2, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799138/effectiveness-of-a-technology-based-injury-prevention-program-for-enhancing-mothers-knowledge-of-child-safety-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chun Bong Chow, Wilfred Hing-Sang Wong, Wing Cheong Leung, Mary Hoi-Yin Tang, Ko Ling Chan, Calvin Kl Or, Tim Mh Li, Frederick Ka Wing Ho, Daniel Lo, Patrick Ip
BACKGROUND: Provision of anticipatory guidance for parents is recommended as an effective strategy to prevent injuries among young children. Technology-based anticipatory guidance has been suggested to reinforce the effectiveness of injury prevention and improve parents' knowledge of child safety. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine the effectiveness of a technology-based injury prevention program with parental anticipatory guidance for enhancing mothers' knowledge of child safety...
October 31, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
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