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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636296/-follow-up-of-the-long-term-cancer-survivor
#1
Francesco Sciotto, Céline Py, Petros Tsantoulis
Improvements in diagnosis and treatments explain the notable increase in patients chronically affected or recovering from cancer. This is a fragile population, who is physically, psychologically and socially affected by the consequences of the disease and the associated treatments. In addition to detecting a possible relapse, oncologists and primary care physicians have to deal with a variety of issues like psychological distress, sexual dysfunction, cardiotoxicity, cognitive impairment, fatigue and, in some cases, a second primary cancer...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635106/long-noncoding-rna-and-its-contribution-to-autism-spectrum-disorders
#2
REVIEW
Jie Tang, Yizhen Yu, Wei Yang
Recent studies have indicated that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in multiple processes, such as epigenetic regulation, gene expression regulation, development, nutrition-related and other diseases, toxic response, and response to drugs. Although the functional roles and mechanisms of several lncRNAs have been discovered, a better understanding of the vast majority of lncRNAs remains elusive. To understand the functional roles and mechanisms of lncRNAs is critical because these transcripts represent the majority of the transcriptional output of the mammalian genome...
June 20, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634832/the-fragility-of-randomized-controlled-trials-in-intracranial-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Yanfei Shen, Xuping Cheng, Weimin Zhang
Fragility of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) has been evaluated using a novel metric called fragility index (FI), which measures how many events the statistical significance of a dichotomous outcome depends on. This study aimed to evaluate the fragility of RCTs in intracranial hemorrhage. Literature search (PubMed/Embase) identified all RCTs of intracranial hemorrhage since 2006. The overall distribution of FI was evaluated. Subgroup and spearman correlation analyses were made to explore potential factors that may affect FI value...
June 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634634/pain-and-fracture-related-limitations-persist-6%C3%A2-months-after-a-fragility-fracture
#4
Joanna E M Sale, Lucy Frankel, Stephen Thielke, Larry Funnell
Our objective was to examine the experience of pain after a fracture beyond the conventional healing duration of 6 months. We conducted a phenomenological study in participants who were deemed high risk for future fracture and recruited through an urban fracture clinic in Toronto, Canada. In-depth interviews were conducted with questions addressing the experience of pain, the status of recovery from the fracture, ways in which the fracture affected one's daily activities, and interactions with health care providers...
June 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634578/neonatal-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Kristina M Haley
Neonates are the pediatric population at highest risk for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and the incidence of VTE in the neonatal population is increasing. This is especially true in the critically ill population. Several large studies indicate that the incidence of neonatal VTE is up almost threefold in the last two decades. Central lines, fluid fluctuations, sepsis, liver dysfunction, and inflammation contribute to the risk profile for VTE development in ill neonates. In addition, the neonatal hemostatic system is different from that of older children and adults...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634468/fragile-x-syndrome-prevalence-treatment-and-prevention-in-china
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REVIEW
Manman Niu, Ying Han, Angel Belle C Dy, Junbao Du, Hongfang Jin, Jiong Qin, Jing Zhang, Qinrui Li, Randi J Hagerman
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and the leading monogenic cause of autism spectrum disorder. Although FXS has been studied for several decades, there is relatively little basic science or clinical research being performed on FXS in China. Indeed, there is a large gap between China and Western countries in the FXS field. China has a potentially large number of FXS patients. However, many of them are underdiagnosed or even misdiagnosed, and treatments are not always administered in the Chinese population...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632970/hexaazatriphenylene-based-hydrogen-bonded-organic-framework-with-permanent-porosity-and-single-crystallinity-synthesis-structural-uptaking-and-photophysical-characterization
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Ichiro Hisaki, Nobuaki Ikenaka, Eduardo Gomez, Boiko Cohen, Norimitsu Tohnai, Abderrazzak Douhal
Hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks (HOFs) have drawn unprecedented interests because of their high crystallinity as well as facile process for construction, deconstruction, and reassembly arising from reversible bond formation-dissociation. However, structural fragility and low stability frequently prevent formation of robust HOFs with permanent porosity. Herein, we report that hexakis(4-carboxyphenyl)-hexaazatriphenylene (CPHAT) forms three dimensionally networked H-bonded framework CPHAT-1. Interestingly, the activated framework CPHAT-1a retains not only permanent porosity but single-crystallinity, enabling precise structural characterization and property evaluation on a single crystal...
June 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632163/melatonin-as-a-novel-interventional-candidate-for-fragile-x-syndrome-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-humans
#8
REVIEW
Jinyoung Won, Yunho Jin, Jeonghyun Choi, Sookyoung Park, Tae Ho Lee, Sang-Rae Lee, Kyu-Tae Chang, Yonggeun Hong
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common monogenic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). FXS with ASD results from the loss of fragile X mental retardation (fmr) gene products, including fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), which triggers a variety of physiological and behavioral abnormalities. This disorder is also correlated with clock components underlying behavioral circadian rhythms and, thus, a mutation of the fmr gene can result in disturbed sleep patterns and altered circadian rhythms. As a result, FXS with ASD individuals may experience dysregulation of melatonin synthesis and alterations in melatonin-dependent signaling pathways that can impair vigilance, learning, and memory abilities, and may be linked to autistic behaviors such as abnormal anxiety responses...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630649/a-complete-duplication-of-x-chromosome-resulting-in-a-tricentric-isochromosome-originated-by-centromere-repositioning
#9
N Villa, D Conconi, D Gambel Benussi, G Tornese, F Crosti, E Sala, L Dalprà, V Pecile
BACKGROUND: Neocentromeres are rare and considered chromosomal aberrations, because a non-centromeric region evolves in an active centromere by mutation. The literature reported several structural anomalies of X chromosome and they influence the female reproductive capacity or are associated to Turner syndrome in the presence of monosomy X cell line. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of chromosome X complex rearrangement found in a prenatal diagnosis. The fetal karyotype showed a mosaicism with a 45,X cell line and a 46 chromosomes second line with a big marker, instead of a sex chromosome...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630637/evaluation-of-circulating-srage-in-osteoporosis-according-to-bmi-adipokines-and-fracture-risk-a-pilot-observational-study
#10
Emanuela Galliera, Monica Gioia Marazzi, Carmine Gazzaruso, Pietro Gallotti, Adriana Coppola, Tiziana Montalcini, Arturo Pujia, Massimiliano M Corsi Romanelli
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a systemic metabolic disease based on age-dependent imbalance between the rates of bone formation and bone resorption. Recent studies on the pathogenesis of this disease identified that bone remodelling impairment, at the base of osteoporotic bone fragility, could be related to protein glycation, in association to oxidative stress. The glycation reactions lead to the generation of glycation end products (AGEs) which, in turn, accumulates into bone, where they binds to the receptor for AGE (RAGE)...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630007/rna-localization-making-its-way-to-the-center-stage
#11
REVIEW
Ashley Chin, Eric Lécuyer
Cells are highly organized entities that rely on intricate addressing mechanisms to sort their constituent molecules to precise subcellular locations. These processes are crucial for cells to maintain their proper organization and carry out specialized functions in the body, while genetic perturbations that clog up these addressing systems can contribute to disease aetiology. The trafficking of RNA molecules represents an important layer in the control of cellular organization, a process that is both highly prevalent and for which features of the regulatory machineries have been deeply conserved evolutionarily...
June 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629115/osthole-enhances-osteogenesis-in-osteoblasts-by-elevating-transcription-factor-osterix-via-camp-creb-signaling-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#12
Zhong-Rong Zhang, Wing Nang Leung, Gang Li, Siu Kai Kong, Xiong Lu, Yin Mei Wong, Chun Wai Chan
Anabolic anti-osteoporotic agents are desirable for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and fragility fractures. Osthole is a coumarin derivative extracted from the medicinal herbs Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson and Angelica pubescens Maxim.f. Osthole has been reported with osteogenic and anti-osteoporotic properties, whereas the underlying mechanism of its benefit still remains unclear. The objective of the present study was to investigate the osteopromotive action of osthole on mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells and on mouse femoral fracture repair, and to explore the interaction between osthole-induced osteopromotive effect and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) elevating effect...
June 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628035/the-brains-of-the-bones-how-osteocytes-use-wnt1-to-control-bone-formation
#13
Frank Rauch
WNT proteins drive the development and maintenance of many tissues, including bone. It is less clear which of the many WNT proteins act on bone or where these WNTs act in the skeleton; however, loss-of-function mutations in WNT1 cause bone fragility in children and adults. In this issue of the JCI, Joeng and colleagues demonstrate that bone formation is under the control of WNT1 produced by osteocytes, the cells that reside deep in the bone matrix and form dendritic networks. The implication of WNT1 in the control of bone formation identifies a potential new target for the treatment of low bone mass disorders, such as osteoporosis...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626369/biophysical-and-biochemical-markers-of-red-blood-cell-fragility
#14
Ariel Orbach, Orly Zelig, Saul Yedgar, Gregory Barshtein
BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBCs) undergo a natural aging process occurring in the blood circulation throughout the RBC lifespan or during routine cold storage in the blood bank. The aging of RBCs is associated with the elevation of mechanical fragility (MF) or osmotic fragility (OF) of RBCs, which can lead to cell lysis. The present study was undertaken to identify RBC properties that characterize their susceptibility to destruction under osmotic/mechanical stress. METHODS: RBCs were isolated from freshly donated blood or units of packed RBCs (PRBCs) and suspended in albumin-supplemented phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
June 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626244/grandparents-education-and-infant-health-pathways-across-generations
#15
Michael J McFarland, Sara S McLanahan, Bridget J Goosby, Nancy E Reichman
Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing survey linked to respondents' medical records (N=2,870), this study examines the association between grandparents' education and birth outcomes and explores potential pathways underlying this relationship. Results show that having a grandfather with less than a high school education was associated with a 93 gram reduction in birthweight, a 59% increase in the odds of low birthweight, and a 136% increase in the odds of a neonatal health condition, compared to having a grandfather with a high school education or more...
June 2017: Journal of Marriage and the Family
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626166/efficacy-of-denosumab-for-osteoporosis-in-three-female-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#16
Masashi Uehara, Yukio Nakamura, Jun Takahashi, Mikio Kamimura, Shota Ikegami, Takako Suzuki, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Kosho, Hiroyuki Kato
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an inherited bone disorder that causes fractures due to impaired production of collagen type I. In recent years, denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL), has become widely used as an anti-osteoclastic agent for osteoporosis. This study investigated osteoporotic cases of OI to examine effects of denosumab on bone fragility. This was a retrospective, consecutive case series that included 3 female patients aged 42, 40, and 14 years, respectively...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625337/osteogenesis-imperfecta-a-clinical-update
#17
Symeon Tournis, Anastasia D Dede
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is the most common inherited form of bone fragility and includes a heterogenous group of genetic disorders which most commonly result from defects associated with type 1 collagen. 85%-90% of cases are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and are caused by mutations in the COL1A1 and COL1A2 genes, leading to quantitative or qualitative defects in type 1 collagen. In the last decade, defects in several other proteins involved in the normal processing of type 1 collagen have been described...
June 8, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625054/all-in-one-achieving-robust-strongly-luminescent-and-highly-dispersible-hybrid-materials-by-combining-ionic-and-coordinate-bonds-in-molecular-crystals
#18
Wei Liu, Kun Zhu, Simon J Teat, Gangotri Dey, Zeqing Shen, Lu Wang, Deirdre M O'Carroll, Jing Li
Extensive research has been pursued to develop low-cost and high-performance functional inorganic-organic hybrid materials for clean/renewable energy related applications. While great progress has been made in the recent years some key challenges remain to be tack-led. One major issue is the generally poor stability of these materials which originates from relatively fragile/weak bonds between inorganic and organic constituents. Herein, we report a unique "all-in-one" (AIO) approach in constructing robust structures with desired properties...
June 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624935/eldecalcitol-an-active-vitamin-d3-derivative-prevents-trabecular-bone-loss-and-bone-fragility-in-type-i-diabetic-model-rats
#19
Satoshi Takeda, Mitsuru Saito, Sadaoki Sakai, Kenji Yogo, Keishi Marumo, Koichi Endo
Diabetes mellitus is known to adversely affect the bones and be associated with increased fracture risk. We examined whether eldecalcitol (ELD), an active vitamin D3 derivative, could inhibit the diabetic bone loss in streptozotocin-induced type I diabetic rats. ELD (10, 20, or 40 ng/kg), alfacalcidol (ALF; 25, 50, or 100 ng/kg), or vehicle was administered 5 times per week for 12 weeks from 1 week after diabetes induction. Normal control rats received the vehicle. Bone turnover markers, bone mineral density (BMD), and biomechanical strength of the lumbar spine and femur were measured, and bone histomorphometry was performed...
June 17, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623238/a-normal-genetic-variation-modulates-synaptic-mmp-9-protein-levels-and-the-severity-of-schizophrenia-symptoms
#20
Katarzyna Lepeta, Katarzyna J Purzycka, Katarzyna Pachulska-Wieczorek, Marina Mitjans, Martin Begemann, Behnam Vafadari, Krystian Bijata, Ryszard W Adamiak, Hannelore Ehrenreich, Magdalena Dziembowska, Leszek Kaczmarek
Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) has recently emerged as a molecule that contributes to pathological synaptic plasticity in schizophrenia, but explanation of the underlying mechanisms has been missing. In the present study, we performed a phenotype-based genetic association study (PGAS) in > 1,000 schizophrenia patients from the Göttingen Research Association for Schizophrenia (GRAS) data collection and found an association between the MMP-9 rs20544 C/T single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) located in the 3'untranslated region (UTR) and the severity of a chronic delusional syndrome...
June 16, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
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