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Yin-Chi Cheng, Chin-Chou Huang, Wei-Sheng Chen, De-Feng Huang, Shiow-Ching Shun, Shao-Yu Tsai
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances and hypertension are common health issues in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Limited information is available regarding the objective sleep quality and the variation of diurnal blood pressure (BP) in patients with SLE. Moreover, the relationship between sleep patterns and diurnal BP variation in SLE patients is not clear. PURPOSE: To explore the subjective/objective sleep patterns and the diurnal BP variation in women with SLE, to identify the factors associated with diurnal BP variation, and to identify the predictors of this variation...
April 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Richard Oluyinka Akintayo, Olufemi Oladipo Adelowo, Ochuko Egajifo, Rukayyah Abisoye Popoola, Gbenga Joshua Odunlami, Airenakho Emorinken, Babatunde Hakeem Olaosebikan
Objectives To determine the patterns, predictors and overall impact of ocular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on the health-related quality of life and disability index. METHODS: A total of 50 Nigerian patients with RA were studied. Full ocular evaluation was done to determine the presence of each defined ocular manifestation of RA. All patients completed the Medical Outcome Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) questionnaires...
March 21, 2018: International Ophthalmology
John W Lace, Kristen A Haeberlein, Paul J Handal
This study examined differences between male and female emerging adults on low, moderate, and high levels of religious integration in relation to psychological distress. Participants were recruited from undergraduate courses at a religiously affiliated, Midwestern university and completed the integration scale of the Personal Religious Inventory and the Langner Symptom Survey. Due to significantly higher reports of religious integration in female participants, the sample was separated by sex. A significant, negative correlation between religious integration and psychological distress was found only for females...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Pavan Sugoor, Amit Gupta, Shraddha Patkar, Bharat Rekhi, Mahesh Goel
Fibromatosis covers a broad spectrum of benign fibrous tissue proliferation and is characterized by slow growing, locally infiltrative growth pattern with a high propensity for local recurrence. We report on a case of multicentric fibromatosis originating from the retroperitoneal space and submandibular triangle, in an 18-year-old lady. Computed tomography revealed a retroperitoneal abdominopelvic tumor extending from the left sub-diaphragmatic space to the pelvic inlet which had enveloped the solid viscera in the left upper quadrant with a displaced celiac axis...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
U S Vishal Rao, Shrinidhi Koya, Sowjanya Gandla, Sataksi Chatterjee, Ashutosh A Patil, Ravi C Nayar, Kumar Kallur
The incidence of small differentiated thyroid carcinomas is increasing worldwide in the recent years, especially tumours of size less than 2 cm in diameter. In this study, we have analysed the patterns of behaviour of small-sized thyroid carcinomas (<2 cm, T1 tumours) in comparison with large-sized thyroid carcinomas. This is a retrospectively analysed data of patients with thyroid carcinoma. The following parameters were analysed: distribution with regard to age, sex and the presence of metastasis based on radioiodine scan...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Ann-Kathrin Eisfeld, Jessica Kohlschmidt, Krzysztof Mrózek, James S Blachly, Christopher J Walker, Deedra Nicolet, Shelley Orwick, Sophia E Maharry, Andrew J Carroll, Richard M Stone, Albert de la Chapelle, Eunice S Wang, Jonathan E Kolitz, Bayard L Powell, John C Byrd, Clara D Bloomfield
Thus far, only 5-15% of AML patients aged ≥60 years are cured with chemotherapy. Identification of patients who are less (more) likely to respond to standard chemotherapy might enable early risk stratification toward alternative treatment regimens. We used a next-generation sequencing panel of 80 cancer- and/or leukemia-associated genes to profile molecularly 423 older patients with de novo AML. Using variables identified in multivariable models and co-occurring mutations in NPM1-mutated AML, we classified the patients into good-, intermediate-, and poor-risk groups for complete remission (CR) attainment, disease-free (DFS), and overall survival (OS)...
February 25, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
S Maddali, I Calvo-Almazan, J Almer, P Kenesei, J-S Park, R Harder, Y Nashed, S O Hruszkewycz
Coherent X-ray photons with energies higher than 50 keV offer new possibilities for imaging nanoscale lattice distortions in bulk crystalline materials using Bragg peak phase retrieval methods. However, the compression of reciprocal space at high energies typically results in poorly resolved fringes on an area detector, rendering the diffraction data unsuitable for the three-dimensional reconstruction of compact crystals. To address this problem, we propose a method by which to recover fine fringe detail in the scattered intensity...
March 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yoshiaki Miyazaki, Nobuyuki Tabata, Tomomi Taroura, Kenji Shinozaki, Yuichiro Kubo, Eriko Tokunaga, Kenichi Taguchi
We propose a computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) system that uses time-intensity curves to distinguish between benign and malignant mammary tumors. Many malignant tumors show a washout pattern in time-intensity curves. Therefore, we designed a program that automatically detects the position with the strongest washout effect using the technique, such as the subtraction technique, which extracts only the washout area in the tumor, and by scanning data in 2×2 pixel region of interest (ROI). Operation of this independently developed program was verified using a phantom system that simulated tumors...
2018: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
Carolina Schinke, Pingping Qu, Syed J Mehdi, Antje Hoering, Joshua Epstein, Sarah Johnson, Frits van Rhee, Maurizio Zangari, Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, Bart Barlogie, Faith E Davies, Shmuel Yaccoby, Gareth Morgan
PURPOSE: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an essential component of the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment and have shown to support cancer evolution in multiple myeloma (MM). Despite the increasing evidence that MM MSCs differ from their healthy counterparts, little knowledge exists as to whether MSCs independently influence disease outcome. The aim of the present study was to determine the importance of MSCs in disease progression and outcome in MM. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: To determine the impact of MSCs on MM outcome in an in vivo system, we first identified genes from cultured MSCs that were specific to MSC expression and were not or minimally expressed in PCs or other cells present in BM aspirates...
March 21, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Stefan Zielen, Jennis Gabrielpillai, Eva Herrmann, Johannes Schulze, Ralf Schubert, Martin Rosewich
BACKGROUND: Ultra-short course pollen immunotherapy adjuvanted with monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) is attractive to conventional allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT). Long term efficacy of MPL-AIT has not been evaluated. METHODS: 68 patients (age 16.75 ± 5.3 years) with allergic rhinitis to grass pollen were investigated. Group 1: 21 controls; Group 2: 19 after complete AIT, and Group 3: 28 with AIT and treatment cessation: 4 years range 3-6 years ago. RESULTS: The clinical symptoms (running nose, sneezing, conjunctivitis and the weekly overall score) were significantly reduced in patients group 2 and 3 compared with controls without AIT p < 0...
March 22, 2018: Immunotherapy
Haize Goikuria, Maria Del Mar Freijo, Reyes Vega Manrique, María Sastre, Elena Elizagaray, Ana Lorenzo, Koen Vandenbroeck, Iraide Alloza
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) are central players in carotid atherosclerosis plaque development. Although the precise mechanisms involved in plaque destabilization are not completely understood, it is known that VSMC proliferation and migration participate in plaque stabilization. In this study, we analyzed expression patterns of genes involved in carotid atherosclerosis development (e.g., transcription factors of regulation of SMC genes) of VSMCs located inside or outside the plaque lesion that may give clues about changes in phenotypic plasticity during atherosclerosis...
March 18, 2018: Cells
Jacob Callesen, Davide Cattaneo, John Brincks, Ulrik Dalgas
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by a demyelination that results in reduced conductivity in the somatosensory nervous system, decreased muscle strength, vestibular alteration, and severe fatigue. Progressive resistance training (PRT) has proven to be a promising intervention showing a positive effect on muscle strength. Another promising intervention frequently used in neuro-rehabilitation is task specific training where also Balance and Motor Control Training (BMCT) are incorporated...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
J J Zhao, Y L Zhang, S J Zhang, J Zhou, F K Yu, Y L Zu, H F Zhao, Z Li, Y P Song
Objective: To investigate the molecular-cytogenetic characterization and impact on tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) therapy in chronic phase of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML-CP) patients with variant Ph chromosome (vPh). Methods: The clinical data of 32 patients with vPh chromosomes were collected and compared with 703 patients with typical Ph chromosome in newly diagnosed CML-CP who were on first-line imatinib (IM) and with BCR-ABL transcript of P210. Results: There was no significant difference in demographic and hematological characteristics between vPh and classic Ph patients...
March 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Zhidan Wang, Rebecca A Williamson, Andrew N Meltzoff
Causal reasoning is an important aspect of scientific thinking. Even young human children can use causal reasoning to explain observations, make predictions, and design actions to bring about specific outcomes in the physical world. Weight is an interesting type of cause because it is an invisible property. Here, we tested preschool children with causal problem-solving tasks that assessed their understanding of weight. In an experimental setting, 2- to 5-year-old children completed three different tasks in which they had to use weight to produce physical effects-an object displacement task, a balance-scale task, and a tower-building task...
2018: PloS One
Naama Gershy, Sarah A O Gray
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the role of parental emotion regulation (ER) and parental mentalization as possible contributors to hostile and coercive parenting in families of children with ADHD. METHOD: Seventy-four Israeli families (64 mothers and 48 fathers) seeking parent training for child ADHD completed measures during the intake session. Measures included parental ER; parental mentalization; hostile, coercive, and submissive parenting; and child symptoms...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Attention Disorders
Priya Moni, Hyo Seon Suh, Moshe Dolejsi, Do Han Kim, Alan C Mohr, Paul F Nealey, Karen K Gleason
Directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymer (BCP) thin films is a promising approach to enable next generation patterning at increasingly smaller length scales. DSA utilizes interfacial wetting layers to force the BCP domains to self-assemble with the desired orientation with respect to the substrate. Here, we demonstrate that initiated chemical vapor deposited (iCVD) polydivinylbenzene (pDVB) ultra-thin films can direct the self-assembly of poly(styrene-block-methylmethacrylate) (PS-b-PMMA). We found that methyl radicals formed at increased filament temperatures during the iCVD processes result in backbone methylation of pDVB...
March 21, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Jing Sun, Wenhui Zhou, Haibo Yang, Xue Zhen, Longfei Ma, Dirk Williams, Xudong Sun, Ming-Fei Lang
The development of flexible and transparent devices requires completely transparent and flexible circuits (TFCs). To overcome the disadvantages of the previously reported TFCs that are partially transparent, lacking pattern control, or labor consuming, we achieve true TFCs via a facile process with precise pattern control, exhibiting concurrent high transparency, conductivity, flexibility, stretchability, and robustness. A highly transparent and flexible conductive film is first made through spin coating silver nanowires (AgNWs) onto polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), and demonstrates simultaneous high transparency (90...
March 21, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Chris Baeken, Romain Duprat, Guo-Rong Wu, Rudi De Raedt, Kees van Heeringen
BACKGROUND: Accelerated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation paradigms have been shown to result in fast decreases in depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation. Although the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sgACC) region has been put forward as a possible biological marker, so far, no studies evaluated the clinical effects of accelerated intermittent theta burst stimulation (aiTBS) on sgACC functional connectivity (FC). METHODS: Fifty patients with treatment-resistant depression were enrolled in this registered randomized double-blind sham-controlled crossover aiTBS treatment study...
October 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
Courtney A Schreiber, Stephanie B Teal, Paul D Blumenthal, Lisa M Keder, Andrea I Olariu, Mitchell D Creinin
PURPOSE: Evaluate bleeding patterns for the Liletta® levonorgestrel 52 mg intrauterine system (IUS) using the World Health Organization Belsey definitions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective multicenter trial evaluates the efficacy and safety of Liletta® ( NCT00995150). We evaluated bleeding patterns for 1700 nulliparous and multiparous women using a daily diary completed by participants for the first 2 years and by questionnaire every 3 months thereafter...
March 21, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
Florian F Dibra, Hernan A Prieto, Chancellor F Gray, Hari K Parvataneni
Background: Hip osteoarthritis typically manifests with groin or thigh pain. Other atypical pain patterns, including knee pain, have been described. Except for 2 case reports, there is no literature on this subject. Methods: From our institutional database, between 2011 and 2016, we identified 21 patients who were referred for treatment of knee pain but ultimately diagnosed with hip pathology as the cause of their pain. This group was evaluated for duration of symptoms prior to diagnosis, previous interventions, presence of walking aids, and symptom resolution after treatment of the hip pathology...
March 2018: Arthroplasty Today
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