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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160438/psychiatric-admission-and-readmission-in-a-general-hospital-of-porto-alegre-sociodemographic-clinic-and-use-of-network-for-psychosocial-care-characteristics
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Gabriela Lemos de Pinho Zanardo, Luísa Horn de Castro Silveira, Cristianne Maria Famer Rocha, Kátia Bones Rocha
INTRODUCTION: The revolving door phenomenon is characterized by repeated and frequent psychiatric readmissions. OBJECTIVE: We aim to investigate sociodemographic, clinic, and follow-up characteristics in health services associated to psychiatric admissions and readmissions of inpatients in a general hospital of Porto Alegre. METHODS: It is a cross-sectional study with a sample of 96 participants. RESULTS: More than half of the sample (53...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158267/methamphetamine-increases-hiv-infectivity-in-neural-progenitor-cells
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Marta Skowronska, Marisa McDonald, Martina Velichkovska, Ana Rachel Leda, Minseon Park, Michal Toborek
HIV-1 infection and methamphetamine (METH) abuse frequently occur simultaneously and may have synergistic pathological effects. Although HIV-positive/active METH users have been shown to have higher HIV viral loads and experience more severe neurological complications than non-users, the direct impact of METH on HIV infection and its link to the development of neurocognitive alternations are still poorly understood. In the present study, we hypothesized that METH impacts HIV infection of neural progenitor cells (NPC) by a mechanism encompassing NFκB/SP1-mediated HIV-LTR activation...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156866/tlr2-196-to-174-ins-del-and-tlr3-1377c-t-as-biomarkers-for-nasopharyngeal-cancer-in-tunisia
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Lamia Makni, Amira Messadi, Sabrina Zidi, Ezzedine Gazouani, Amel Mezlini, Besma Yacoubi-Loueslati
Background/aim: We evaluated the association of TLR2 (-196 to -174 Ins/Del) and TLR3 (1377 C>T) as potential risk factors for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in Tunisians. Material and methods: The study subjects comprised 137 NPC patients and 164 cancer-free control subjects. TLR2 genotyping was done by PCR and TLR3 genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP. Results: Minor allele frequency (MAF) and genotypes of TLR3 (1377 C>T) were comparable between NPC patients and controls. Significantly higher MAF and TLR2-containing Del allele genotypes of TLR2 (-196 to -174 Ins/Del) were seen in NPC patients compared to controls [OR (95% CI) = 2...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156753/candidate-tumor-suppressor-znf154-suppresses-invasion-and-metastasis-in-npc-by-inhibiting-the-emt-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling
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Ying Hu, Min-Fang Qi, Qian-Lan Xu, Xiang-Yun Kong, Rui Cai, Qiu-Qiu Chen, Hua-Ying Tang, Wei Jiang
Background: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is especially prevalent in southeast Asia and southern China, but its molecular mechanisms remain poorly characterized. DNA methylation is associated with initiation and progression of tumors, including NPC. Through a genome-wide DNA methylation screening approach, we discovered ZNF154, but its methylation status and roles in NPC have not been investigated. Methods: The methylation status of ZNF154 in NPC was detected with Methylation specific-PCR (MSP) and Quantitative Sequenom MassARRAY...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156730/generation-of-patient-specific-human-neural-stem-cells-from-niemann-pick-disease-type-c-patient-derived-fibroblasts
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Eun-Ah Sung, Kyung-Rok Yu, Ji-Hee Shin, Yoojin Seo, Hyung-Sik Kim, Myung Guen Koog, Insung Kang, Jae-Jun Kim, Byung-Chul Lee, Tae-Hoon Shin, Jin Young Lee, Seunghee Lee, Tae-Wook Kang, Soon Won Choi, Kyung-Sun Kang
Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a neurodegenerative and lysosomal lipid storage disorder, characterized by the abnormal accumulation of unesterified cholesterol and glycolipids, which is caused by mutations in the NPC1 genes. Here, we report the generation of human induced neural stem cells from NPC patient-derived fibroblasts (NPC-iNSCs) using only two reprogramming factors SOX2 and HMGA2 without going through the pluripotent state. NPC-iNSCs were stably expandable and differentiated into neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156687/distribution-of-lymph-node-metastasis-from-lymphoepithelial-like-carcinoma-of-the-parotid
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LiNa Yin, Xue Huang, XiaoLan Liu, YongChun Zhang, Xiaoshen Wang
Purpose: To explore the distribution of node spread from lymphoepithelial-like carcinoma (LELC) of the parotid gland based on the 2013 updated guidelines for neck node levels. Results: 42 (58.3%) cases had metastatic nodes, all were localized at the ipsilateral neck. The detailed distribution was: level Ia 0, level Ib 6(14.3%), level II 34 (80.1%), level III 16 (38.1%), level IV 9 (21.4%), level V 7 (16.7%), level VI 0, level VII 0, level VIII 37 (88.1%), level IX 0, level Xa 2 (4...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156337/facile-preparation-of-core-cross-linked-nanomicelles-based-on-graft-copolymers-with-ph-responsivity-and-reduction-sensitivity-for-doxorubicin-delivery
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Tiandong Chen, Yi Xiao, Wei Lu, Shiyuan Liu, Lin Gan, Jiahui Yu, Jin Huang
To achieve passive targeting and controlled drug release at tumor sites trigged by low pH value and high level of glutathione (GSH), optimized delivery system for doxorubicin (DOX) based on core cross-linked nanomicelles was developed in this research. Particularly, methoxypoly(ethylene glycol)-nitrophenyl carbonate (mPEG-NPC) and 3,4-dihydroxyphenylaceticacid were grafted onto synthesized poly(N,N'-cystamine bisacrylamide-N-Boc-1,2-diaminoethane) (poly(CBA-DAE)) to give methoxypoly(ethylene glycol)-g-poly(N,N'-cystamine bisacrylamide-N-Boc-1, 2-diaminoethane)-g-3, 4-dihydroxyphenylaceticacid (mPEG-g-SS-PCD-DA)...
November 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155480/intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-elderly-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#8
Caineng Cao, Qiaoying Hu, Xiaozhong Chen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and patterns of failure after intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for elderly patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: Fifty-two patients treated with IMRT were eligible for study inclusion. Comorbidity was rated using the Adult Comorbidity Evaluation-27 (ACE-27) system. RESULTS: Twenty-six patients (50.0%) had an ACE-27 score of 1; and 6 (11.5%) had an ACE-27 score of 2...
November 20, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153951/high-performance-hybrid-electrode-decorated-by-well-aligned-nanograss-arrays-for-glucose-sensing
#9
Rui Li, Xiongjun Liu, Hui Wang, Yuan Wu, Zhaoping Lu
The worldwide boost in glucose related diseases such as diabetics over the last decade leads to an overwhelming demand for development of advanced electrochemical glucose sensors with high sensitivity, fast response and excellent selectivity. Herein we report a novel freestanding microelectrode comprising well-aligned Cu(OH)2 nanograss arrays and uniform nanoporous copper (NPC) substrate. Such a cost-effective hierarchical hybrid structure entails a unique combination of good conductivity of NPC and high electrocatalytic activity of Cu(OH)2...
November 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153464/international-guideline-for-the-delineation-of-the-clinical-target-volumes-ctv-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Anne W Lee, Wai Tong Ng, Jian Ji Pan, Sharon S Poh, Yong Chan Ahn, Hussain AlHussain, June Corry, Cai Grau, Vincent Grégoire, Kevin J Harrington, Chao Su Hu, Dora L Kwong, Johannes A Langendijk, Quynh Thu Le, Nancy Y Lee, Jin Ching Lin, Tai Xiang Lu, William M Mendenhall, Brian O'Sullivan, Enis Ozyar, Lester J Peters, David I Rosenthal, Yoke Lim Soong, Yungan Tao, Sue S Yom, Joseph T Wee
PURPOSE: Target delineation in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) often proves challenging because of the notoriously narrow therapeutic margin. High doses are needed to achieve optimal levels of tumour control, and dosimetric inadequacy remains one of the most important independent factors affecting treatment outcome. METHOD: A review of the available literature addressing the natural behaviour of NPC and correlation between clinical and pathological aspects of the disease was conducted...
November 15, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152662/oxymatrine-induces-nasopharyngeal-cancer-cell-death-through-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-and-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Zhili Ni, Jingmei Yi
Oxymatrine may inhibit tumor cell proliferation, induce cell cycle arrest, promote apoptosis, induce tumor cell differentiation and fight against tumor angiogenesis, as well as inhibit tumor invasion and metastasis. The present study aimed to investigate the anticancer effects of oxymatrine on nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) cell death, and the underlying molecular mechanisms of these effects. NPC HK‑1 cells were incubated overnight and treated with oxymatrine (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 mg/ml) for 1, 2 or 3 days. The results demonstrated that oxymatrine significantly inhibited NPC cell proliferation in a time‑ and dose‑dependent manner...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152064/development-of-a-population-based-cancer-case-control-study-in-southern-china
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Weimin Ye, Ellen T Chang, Zhiwei Liu, Qing Liu, Yonglin Cai, Zhe Zhang, Guomin Chen, Qi-Hong Huang, Shang-Hang Xie, Su-Mei Cao, Jian-Yong Shao, Wei-Hua Jia, Yuming Zheng, Jian Liao, Yufeng Chen, Longde Lin, Liming Liang, Ingemar Ernberg, Thomas L Vaughan, Guangwu Huang, Yi Zeng, Yi-Xin Zeng, Hans-Olov Adami
With its population of over 1.3 billion persons, China offers abundant opportunities to discover causes of disease. However, few rigorous population-based case-control studies have as yet been conducted in mainland China. We conducted a population-based case-control study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Guangdong Province and Guangxi Autonomous Region. We collected questionnaires and biospecimens from incident cases recruited between March 2010 and December 2013, and population-based controls between November 2010 and November 2014...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151978/overexpression-of-%C3%AE-sma-positive-fibroblasts-cafs-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-predicts-poor-prognosis
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Jiewei Chen, Pengfei Yang, Yongbo Xiao, Yijun Zhang, Jun Liu, Dan Xie, Muyan Cai, Xinke Zhang
Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the differential expression of α-sma-positive fibroblasts (CAFs) in nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPCs), nasopharyngitis, metastatic tissues of NPCs and its prognostic value in NPCs. Methods: The expression of α-sma-labeled CAFs in 85 NPCs, 32 nasopharyngitis and 12 metastatic tissues of NPCs was detected by immunohistochemical method. The relationship between CAFs and clinicopathological parameters of NPCs was analyzed. Results: The high density of CAFs in the NPCs, nasopharyngitis and metastatic tissues of NPCs group were 41...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151977/pfkfb3-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-angiogenesis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Miao Gu, Li Li, Zhenxin Zhang, Jing Chen, Wei Zhang, Jie Zhang, Liang Han, Mingming Tang, Bo You, Qicheng Zhang, Yiwen You
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a squamous epithelial cancer, arising from the nasopharynx epithelium. It has high morbidity and mortality. PFKFB3 as a glycolytic activator has been implicated in the progression of multiple types of tumor. PFKFB3 can be contributed to the progression and metastasis of cancer. However, whether PFKFB3 is associated with the progression of NPC remains unknown. We postulated that PFKFB3 promotes proliferation, migration and angiogenesis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In this study, we found that PFKFB3 was significantly up-regulated in NPC tissues and cell lines compared with normal control...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151959/survival-and-toxicities-of-imrt-based-on-the-rtog-protocols-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-from-the-endemic-regions-of-china
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Shao-Bo Liang, Yan Wang, Xue-Feng Hu, Sha-Sha He, Xing-Li Yang, Li-Zhi Liu, Chun-Yan Cui, Yong Chen, Li-Wu Fu
Background: This study evaluated the survival outcomes and toxicities of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) based on the RTOG 0225/0615 RT protocols in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) from a region of China where this tumor type is endemic. Methods: A total of 455 patients with non-metastatic, histologically-confirmed NPC were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were treated by IMRT using the RTOG 0225/0615 RT protocols; 91.1% (288/316) of patients with stage III-IVb NPC received concurrent chemotherapy +/- induction chemotherapy or adjuvant chemotherapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150816/cognitive-diagnosis-for-small-educational-programs-the-general-nonparametric-classification-method
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Chia-Yi Chiu, Yan Sun, Yanhong Bian
The focus of cognitive diagnosis (CD) is on evaluating an examinee's strengths and weaknesses in terms of cognitive skills learned and skills that need study. Current methods for fitting CD models (CDMs) work well for large-scale assessments, where the data of hundreds or thousands of examinees are available. However, the development of CD-based assessment tools that can be used in small-scale test settings, say, for monitoring the instruction and learning process at the classroom level has not kept up with the rapid pace at which research and development proceeded for large-scale assessments...
November 17, 2017: Psychometrika
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150488/membrane-binding-of-and-a-self-inhibitory-interaction-within-nup155-are-required-for-nuclear-pore-complex-formation
#17
Paola De Magistris, Marianna Tatarek-Nossol, Manfred Dewor, Wolfram Antonin
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) are the gateways through the nuclear envelope. How they form into a structure containing three rings and integrate into the nuclear envelope remains a challenging paradigm for coordinated assembly of macro-complexes. In vertebrates, the cytoplasmic and nucleoplasmic rings of NPCs are mostly formed by multiple copies of the Nup107-Nup160 complex, whereas the central, or inner ring is composed of Nup53, Nup93, Nup155 and the two paralogues Nup188 and Nup205. Inner ring assembly is only partially understood...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145073/target-induced-proximity-ligation-triggers-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-and-transcription-mediated-amplification-to-detect-tumor-derived%C3%A2-exosomes-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-high-sensitivity
#18
Wanli Liu, Jianpei Li, Yixian Wu, Shan Xing, Yanzhen Lai, Ge Zhang
Tumor-derived exosomes (TEXs) are extracellular vesicles that are continuously released into the blood by tumor cells and carry specific surface markers of the original tumor cells. Substantial evidence has implicated TEXs as attractive diagnostic markers for cancer. However, the detection of TEXs in blood at an early tumor stage is challenging due to their very low concentration. Here, we established a method called PLA-RPA-TMA assay that allows TEXs to be detected with high sensitivity and specificity. Based on two proximity ligation assay (PLA) probes that recognize a biomarker on a TEX, we generated a unique surrogate DNA signal for the specific biomarker, which was synchronously amplified twice by recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) coupled with transcription-mediated amplification (TMA), and then the products of the RPA-TMA reaction were quantitatively detected using a gold nanoparticle-based colorimetric assay...
November 9, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145018/nitrogen-phosphorus-dual-doped-molybdenum-carbide-molybdenum-phosphide-carbon-nanospheres-for-efficient-hydrogen-evolution-over-the-whole-ph-range
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Jing-Qi Chi, Wen-Kun Gao, Jia-Hui Lin, Bin Dong, Kai-Li Yan, Jun-Feng Qin, Zi-Zhang Liu, Yong-Ming Chai, Chen-Guang Liu
MoO4(2-)@aniline-pyrrole (MoO4(2-)@polymer) spheres as precursors have been used to synthesize unique core-shell nanostructure consisting of molybdenum carbide and molybdenum phosphide composites encapsulated into uniformly dual N, P-doped carbon shells (Mo2C/MoP@NPC) through a facile two-step strategy. Firstly, porous core-shell N-doped Mo2C@C (Mo2C@NC) nanospheres have been synthesized with ultrafine Mo2C nanoparticles as core and ultrathin NC as shell by a annealing route. Secondly, Mo2C/MoP@NPC has been obtained maintaining intact spherical-like morphology through a phosphidation reaction in high temperature...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141396/proposal-of-a-pretreatment-nomogram-for-predicting-local-recurrence-after-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-t4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-retrospective-review-of-415-chinese-patients
#20
Lu-Lu Zhang, Yi-Yang Li, Jiang Hu, Guan-Qun Zhou, Lei Chen, Wen-Fei Li, Ai-Hua Lin, Jun Ma, Zhen-Yu Qi, Ying Sun
Purpose: Local relapse-free survival (LRFS) differs widely among patients with T4 category nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We aimed to build a nomogram incorporating clinicopathological information to predict LRFS in T4 NPC after definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Methods and Materials: Retrospective study of 415 Chinese patients with non-metastatic T4 NPC treated with definitive IMRT with or without chemotherapy at our cancer center between October 2009 and September 2013...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
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