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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431403/association-of-the-vdac3-gene-polymorphism-with-sperm-count-in-han-chinese-population-with-idiopathic-male-infertility
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Lianjun Pan, Qingzhen Liu, Jingyun Li, Wei Wu, Xinru Wang, Dan Zhao, Jiehua Ma
Voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) is a multifunctional channel protein across the outer mitochondrial membrane of somatic cells and participates in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. Up to now, only a few studies, including our previous studies, showed that VDAC exists in mammalian spermatozoa and is involved in spermatogenesis and sperm functions. There is no report about VDAC genetic variants in germinal tissues or cells. To investigate the possible association between VDAC genetic variants and human sperm quality, we performed semen analysis and variant Genotyping of VDAC3 subtype (rs7004637, rs16891278 and rs6773) of 523 Han-Chinese males with idiopathic infertility respectively by computer assisted semen analysis (CASA) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping assay...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426810/correction-mirnas-in-the-vitreous-humor-of-patients-affected-by-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane-and-macular-hole
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Andrea Russo, Marco Ragusa, Cristina Barbagallo, Antonio Longo, Teresio Avitabile, Maurizio G Uva, Vincenza Bonfiglio, Mario D Toro, Rosario Caltabiano, Cesare Mariotti, Francesco Boscia, Mario R Romano, Cinzia Di Pietro, Davide Barbagallo, Michele Purrello, Michele Reibaldi
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174297.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426651/association-of-candidate-gene-polymorphisms-with-clinical-subtypes-of-preterm-birth-in-a-latin-american-population
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Lucas G Gimenez, Allison M Momany, Fernando A Poletta, Hugo B Krupitzki, Juan A Gili, Tamara D Busch, Cesar Saleme, Viviana R Cosentino, Mariela S Pawluk, Hebe Campaña, Enrique C Gadow, Jeffrey C Murray, Jorge S Lopez-Camelo
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. PTB is often classified according to clinical presentation: Idiopathic (PTB-I), preterm premature rupture of membranes (PTB-PPROM), and medically induced (PTB-M). The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between specific candidate genes and clinical subtypes of PTB. METHODS: 24 SNPs were genotyped in 18 candidate genes in 709 infant triads. Of them, 243 were PTB-I, 256 PTB-PPROM, and 210 PTB-M...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413410/eccentric-macular-hole-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-idiopathic-macular-hole-a-case-report
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Irini Chatziralli, George Theodossiadis, Maria Douvali, Alexandros A Rouvas, Panagiotis Theodossiadis
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative eccentric macular hole (MH) formation is an uncommon complication after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for epiretinal membrane or MH treatment. Herein, we present a case of eccentric MH formation after PPV with ILM peeling for MH. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 72-year-old female patient underwent 23-gauge PPV with ILM peeling for idiopathic MH in her right eye. The visual acuity was 6/24 in the right eye...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410712/swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-to-screen-for-macular-pathology-in-eyes-having-routine-cataract-surgery
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Sidra Zafar, M A Rehman Siddiqui, Rida Shahzad, Masroor H Shahzad
PURPOSE: To determine the incremental benefit of swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) in identifying occult macular disease preoperatively in patients scheduled for routine cataract surgery. SETTING: Shahzad Eye Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Preoperative SS-OCT scans were performed in all patients scheduled to have cataract surgery between January and March 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402943/expression-of-wild-type-p53-induced-phosphatase-1-in-diabetic-epiretinal-membranes
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Jiping Xu, Haibin Zhong, Ling Cui, Qianqian Lan, Lifei Chen, Wenjing He, Yu Wu, Li Jiang, Hui Huang, Xin Zhao, Li Li, Siming Zeng, Min Li, Fan Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the present study were to investigate the expression and distribution of Wild-type p53-induced phosphatase 1 (Wip1) in diabetic patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) with epiretinal membranes (ERMs) meanwhile analyze the colocalization of Wip1 and nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) p65 in ERMs. METHODS: ERMs samples were collected from patients with PDR (PDR group) or non-diabetic patients with idiopathic epiretinal membranes (iERMs) (control group) during pars plana vitrectomy...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397878/a-novel-time-resolved-fluoroimmunoassay-for-the-quantitative-detection-of-antibodies-against-the-phospholipase-a2-receptor
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Biao Huang, Liang Wang, Yi Zhang, Jue Zhang, Qiuhua Zhang, Hualong Xiao, Bin Zhou, Zhuxing Sun, Ya-Nan Cao, Yu Chen, Zhigang Hu, Huiming Sheng
A highly sensitive time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) was developed to quantify serum antibodies against the phospholipase A2 receptor (anti-PLA2R-IgG) for differential diagnosis of membranous nephropathy. Recombinant PLA2R (rPLA2R) was coated onto 96-well plates as a capture. A goat-anti-human IgG tracer was prepared with europium-chelate for detection. After bound/free separation by washing, the fluorescence counts of bound tracer were measured for quantifying serum anti-PLA2R-IgG concentration. A purified anti-PLA2R-IgG calibrator was first prepared for ensuring that consistent quantitative results could be obtained...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397717/renal-phospholipase-a2-receptor-and-the-clinical-features-of-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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Ning-Xin Xu, Qiong-Hong Xie, Zhu-Xing Sun, Jia Wang, Yan Li, Liang Wang, Shao-Jun Liu, Jun Xue, Chuan-Ming Hao
BACKGROUND: According to the renal phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) immunohistochemistry, idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) could be categorized into PLA2R-associated and non-PLA2R-associated iMN. This study aimed to examine whether the non-PLA2R-associated iMN had any difference in clinical features compared with PLA2R-associated iMN. METHODS: A total of 231 adult patients diagnosed as iMN were recruited to this retrospective study. Renal PLA2R expression was examined by immunofluorescence...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396737/anti-phospholipase-a2-receptor-antibody-levels-at-diagnosis-predicts-spontaneous-remission-of-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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Perrine Jullien, Barbara Seitz Polski, Nicolas Maillard, Damien Thibaudin, Blandine Laurent, Edouard Ollier, Eric Alamartine, Gérard Lambeau, Christophe Mariat
Background: The diagnostic role of circulating anti-phospholipase A2 receptor antibodies (anti-PLA2R Abs) is now well recognized in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN). These Abs could also be interesting as predictors of clinical outcome. In this study, we explored the prognostic value of anti-PLA2R Abs measured in a cohort of iMN patients, with a special focus on their ability to detect patients achieving spontaneous remission. Methods: All adult patients with biopsy-proven iMN diagnosed between 1978 and 2007 were retrospectively screened in our centre...
April 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396523/genetic-complexities-of-the-hla-region-and-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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EDITORIAL
Nikol Mladkova, Krzysztof Kiryluk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395431/-nix-mediated-mitochondrial-autophagy-in-pathogenesis-of-myelodysplastic-syndrome-anemia
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L Y Yang, N B Cui, H Q Wang, R Fu, W Qu, E B Ruan, X M Wang, G J Wang, Y H Wu, H Liu, J Song, J Guan, L M Xing, L J Li, H J Jiang, H Liu, Y H Wang, C Y Liu, W Zhang, Z H Shao
Objective: To investigate the change of NIX level of bone marrow nucleated red blood cells in anemia patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), to explore the significance of NIX-mediated mitochondrial autophagy in the pathogenesis of MDS anemia. Methods: A total of 54 patients with MDS diagnosed in the Department of Hematology of General Hospital, Tianjin Medical University from July 2015 to July 2016 were enrolled into the MDS group, 33 cases of immune thrombocytopenia or idiopathic leukopenia as controls...
April 11, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391348/membranous-nephropathy-thinking-through-the-therapeutic-options
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Daniel Cattran, Paul Brenchley
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) remains the most common cause of the nephrotic syndrome in adults and one of the leading identifiable causes of end-stage kidney disease. Prior to considering the best approach to treatment, three important components need to be considered. First, the natural history of the typical membranous patient today; second, the importance of identifying the causative factors; and third, the integration of the current data on the known autoantibody/antigen systems involved in IMN into the diagnosis and management of the patient...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376039/residual-intraretinal-edema-after-25-gauge-vitrectomy-and-macular-pucker-removal-is-intraoperative-sustained-release-dexamethasone-a-real-treatment-option
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Gianluca Guidi, Giamberto Casini, Guido Ripandelli, Paolo Piaggi, Flavio Dalle Lucche, Mariasole Sartini, Pasquale Loiudice, Francesco Nasini, Mario Stirpe, Stefano Lazzeri
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of intraoperative slow-release dexamethasone implant and 25-gauge (G) vitrectomy plus epiretinal membrane removal in patients affected by idiopathic macular pucker. METHODS: In this randomized, clinical, multicenter study, 60 eyes of 60 pseudophakic eyes having idiopathic macular pucker were enrolled. Thirty eyes underwent 25-G pars plana vitrectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling ("Control group"), whereas 30 eyes underwent 25-G pars plana vitrectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling combined with dexamethasone implant ("DEX group")...
April 3, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355356/therapy-of-tacrolimus-combined-with-corticosteroids-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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W Cui, X Lu, X Min, M Liu, S Guan, Y Wang, M Luo, W Li, Q Li, W Dong, L Miao, P Luo
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus (TAC) combined with corticosteroids in treating patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). One hundred seventy-seven biopsy-proven IMN patients were recruited in this retrospective clinical study. Sixty patients received TAC (target blood concentration of 4-8 ng/mL) and 117 patients received daily cyclophosphamide (CYC, 100 mg) combined with prednisone. Remission rates at the end of the first, second and third month in the TAC group were significantly higher than that in the CYC group (1st: 35...
March 23, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353013/quantification-of-changes-in-foveal-capillary-architecture-caused-by-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane-using-oct-angiography
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P Nelis, F Alten, C R Clemens, P Heiduschka, N Eter
PURPOSE: To quantify the extent and depth of distortion of the foveal capillary architecture due to traction of an idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). METHODS: Multimodal imaging including OCT-A (Angiovue, Optovue) was performed in 42 eyes with idiopathic ERM (72.4 years ±6.8). Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), OCT-A vessel density of the foveal (VDfo) and parafoveal (VDp) region were assessed. Based on 6 × 6-mm(2) OCT-A images, a macular vessel density ratio (MVR = VDfo/VDp) was calculated for the superficial (s), deep (d) and full-thickness (f) slabs to assess a depth-resolved, non-invasive evaluation of foveal distortion...
March 29, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352235/mouse-lung-fibroblast-resistance-to-fas-mediated-apoptosis-is-dependent-on-the-baculoviral-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-4-and-the-cellular-flice-inhibitory-protein
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Sanda A Predescu, Jian Zhang, Cristina Bardita, Monal Patel, Varun Godbole, Dan N Predescu
A characteristic feature of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is accumulation of apoptotic resistant fibroblasts/myofibroblasts in the fibroblastic foci. As caveolin (Cav)-null mice develop pulmonary fibrosis (PF), we hypothesized that the participating fibroblasts display an apoptosis-resistant phenotype. To test this hypothesis and identify the molecular mechanisms involved we isolated lung fibroblasts from Cav-null mice and examined the expression of several inhibitors of apoptosis (IAPs), of c-FLIP, of Bcl-2 proteins and of the death receptor CD95/Fas...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347615/the-p-thr11met-mutation-in-c19orf12-is-frequent-among-adult-turkish-patients-with-mpan
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Simone Olgiati, Okan Doğu, Zeynep Tufekcioglu, Yunus Diler, Esen Saka, Murat Gultekin, Hakan Kaleagasi, Demy Kuipers, Josja Graafland, Guido J Breedveld, Marialuisa Quadri, Reyhan Sürmeli, Gülin Sünter, Tuğrul Doğan, Ayşe Destina Yalçın, Başar Bilgiç, Bülent Elibol, Murat Emre, Hasmet A Hanagasi, Vincenzo Bonifati
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the C19orf12 gene cause mitochondrial membrane protein associated neurodegeneration (MPAN), an autosomal recessive form of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA). A limited number of patients with C19orf12 mutations, particularly those with adult onset of symptoms, have been reported. METHODS: We sequenced the entire coding region of C19orf12 in 15 Turkish adult probands with idiopathic NBIA. We also performed haplotype analysis in families with a recurrent C19orf12 mutation...
March 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347297/factors-affecting-the-long-term-outcomes-of-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#18
Hyuk Huh, Hajeong Lee, Jung Pyo Lee, Dong Ki Kim, Sohee Oh, Yun Kyu Oh, Yon Su Kim, Chun Soo Lim
BACKGROUND: We attempted to describe the clinical features and determine the factors associated with renal survival in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS) and to determine the factors associated with spontaneous complete remission (sCR) and progression to NS in iMN patients with subnephrotic proteinuria. METHODS: This retrospective study involved 166 iMN patients with NS and 65 patients with subnephrotic proteinuria. The primary end point was a doubling of serum creatinine or initiation of dialysis...
March 27, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342684/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Mamta Fuloria, Judy L Aschner
Failure of the normal circulatory adaptation to extrauterine life results in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Although this condition is most often secondary to parenchymal lung disease or lung hypoplasia, it may also be idiopathic. PPHN is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance with resultant right-to-left shunting of blood and hypoxemia. Although the preliminary diagnosis of PPHN is often based on differential cyanosis and labile hypoxemia, the diagnosis is confirmed by echocardiography...
March 23, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340077/idiopathic-non-lupus-full-house-nephropathy-is-associated-with-poor-renal-outcome
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Emilie C Rijnink, Y K Onno Teng, Tineke Kraaij, Ron Wolterbeek, Jan A Bruijn, Ingeborg M Bajema
Background.: Full-house immunofluorescence in combination with various histopathologic lesions in the renal biopsies of patients without overt systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) poses a diagnostic challenge. In this setting, the biopsy findings are sometimes termed non-lupus 'full-house nephropathy' (FHN). It is presently unknown whether idiopathic non-lupus FHN is clinicopathologically and prognostically distinct from lupus FHN. Methods.: We included non-lupus FHN patients and lupus FHN controls (four or more American College of Rheumatology or Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics criteria) who were biopsied between 1968 and 2014 at the Leiden University Medical Centre...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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