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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938703/evaluation-of-thromboelastometry-parameters-as-predictive-markers-for-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-in-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-acute-leukaemia
#1
Joanna Rupa-Matysek, Lidia Gil, Ewelina Wojtasińska, Zuzanna Kanduła, Adam Nowicki, Magdalena Matuszak, Mieczysław Komarnicki
Hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (previously named veno-occlusive disease, SOS/VOD) is a serious complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Early identification of patients at risk of SOS/VOD may possibly improve the outcome and reduce mortality. Rotation thromboelastometry (ROTEM) is global assay allowing for the precise assessment of both bleeding and thrombotic conditions, however, its usefulness in patients undergoing HSCT for acute leukaemia has not been studied. We evaluated the thromboelastometry parameters in patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT for acute leukaemia to identify candidate biomarkers of SOS/VOD occurrence...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938700/liver-cancers-with-stem-progenitor-cell-features-a-rare-chemotherapy-sensitive-malignancy
#2
Bruno Christian Köhler, Nina Waldburger, Kai Schlamp, Dirk Jäger, Karl Heinz Weiss, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Peter Schirmacher, Christoph Springfeld
Primary liver tumors are a heterogeneous group of malignancies. Besides classical hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC), combined and intermediate forms of liver cancer exist and can express stem-cell markers like nuclear cell adhesion molecule (NCAM-1/CD56), c-kit (CD117) or epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) together with high proliferative activity. Liver tumors with progenitor-cell features are associated with an unfavorable prognosis, but the phenotype has not resulted in therapeutic consequences so far...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938646/concordance-between-circulating-tumor-cells-and-clinical-status-during-follow-up-in-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-alk-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#3
Mariano Provencio, David Pérez-Callejo, María Torrente, Paloma Martin, Virginia Calvo, Lourdes Gutiérrez, Fernando Franco, Maria José Coronado, Juan Luis Cruz-Bermúdez, Asunción Martín Ruiz-Valdepeñas, Alberto Cruz-Bermúdez, Margarita Sánchez-Beato, Atocha Romero, Aránzazu García-Grande
BACKGROUND: The identification of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements is found in approximately 5% of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). However, the development of liquid biopsies as a diagnostic tool is less developed in these cases. This study investigates the use of CTCs during treatment, together with an extended follow-up to correlate with clinical evolution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 13 patients out of a cohort of 212 patients with lung adenocarcinoma, presented ALK rearrangements (6%) confirmed by tumor biopsy...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938616/identification-of-potential-cancer-related-pseudogenes-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-based-on-cerna-hypothesis
#4
Yunzhen Wei, Zhiqiang Chang, Cheng Wu, Yinling Zhu, Kun Li, Yan Xu
Pseudogenes are initially regarded as non-functional genomic fossils resulted from inactivating gene mutations during evolution. Far from being silent, pseudogenes are proved to regulate the expression of protein-coding genes through function as microRNA sponge in vivo. The aim of our study was to propose an integrative systems biology approach to identify disease pseudogenes base on competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) hypothesis. Here, we applied our method to lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) RNASeq data from TCGA and identified 33 candidate pseudogenes...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938556/abcg2-and-ncf4-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-r-chop
#5
Duo Liu, Nan Wu, Haiming Sun, Mei Dong, Tianzhu Guo, Peng Chi, Guofu Li, Donglin Sun, Yan Jin
The impact of pharmacogenetics on predicting survival in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains unclear. We tested 337 DLBCL patients treated with rituximab-cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) for 9 single nucleotide polymorphisms from 6 genes (CD20, FCGR2A, NAD(P)H, ABCC2, ABCG2 and CYP3A5). Patients who carried the NCF4 rs1883112 GG genotype showed significantly shorter progression-free survival (PFS) (P = 0.023) and event-free survival (EFS) (P < 0.001) comparing with A allele...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938536/integrating-omics-data-and-protein-interaction-networks-to-prioritize-driver-genes-in-cancer
#6
Tiejun Zhang, Di Zhang
Although numerous approaches have been proposed to discern driver from passenger, identification of driver genes remains a critical challenge in the cancer genomics field. Driver genes with low mutated frequency tend to be filtered in cancer research. In addition, the accumulation of different omics data necessitates the development of algorithmic frameworks for nominating putative driver genes. In this study, we presented a novel framework to identify driver genes through integrating multi-omics data such as somatic mutation, gene expression, and copy number alterations...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938407/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-metabolic-role-in-mice-and-men
#7
Harald Staiger, Michaela Keuper, Lucia Berti, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Hans-Ulrich Häring
Since its identification in 2000, the interest of scientists in the hepatokine fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 has tremendously grown, and still remains high, due to a wealth of very robust data documenting this factor's favorable effects on glucose and lipid metabolism in mice. For more than ten years now, intense in vivo and ex vivo experimentation addressed the physiological functions of FGF21 in humans as well as its pathophysiological role and pharmacological effects in human metabolic disease. This work produced a comprehensive collection of data revealing overlaps in FGF21 expression and function but also significant differences between mice and men that have to be considered before translation from bench to bedside can be successful...
July 28, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938401/n-glycomic-profiling-of-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas-separates-metastatic-and-non-metastatic-disease
#8
Helena Leijon, Tuomas Kaprio, Annamari Heiskanen, Tero Satomaa, Jukka O Hiltunen, Markku M Miettinen, Johanna Arola, Caj Haglund
Context: No effective methods for separating primary pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas with metastatic potential are currently available. The identification of specific asparagine-linked glycan (N-glycan) structures, which are associated with metastasized pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas, may serve as a new diagnostic tool. Objective: To identify differences in N-glycomic profiles of primary metastasized and non-metastasized pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938340/paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-prognostic-insights-and-outlooks
#9
Alicia K Au, Robert S B Clark
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Prognostication of outcome following TBI is challenging in this population and likely requires complex, multimodal models to achieve clinically relevant accuracy. This review highlights injury characteristics, physiological indicators, biomarkers and neuromonitoring modalities predictive of outcome that may be integrated for future development of sensitive and specific prognostic models...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938316/frontal-hyperostosis-in-the-patients-of-craniosynostosis-after-cranial-distraction-osteogenesis
#10
Koji Kawamoto, Cheng Chun Wu, Keisuke Imai
BACKGROUND: Conventional fronto-orbital advancement and distraction osteogenesis (DOG) have been used to treat craniosynostosis, both of which are considered effective. During the authors' practice, a phenomenon of frontal hyperostosis has been observed in the patients of craniosynostosis after DOG, which has yet to be reported in the literature. The purpose of this study is trying to identify the factors related to the phenomenon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1997 to 2010, all patients of craniosynostosis undergoing DOG were reviewed...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938266/identification-of-an-optimal-cut-off-for-drain-fluid-amylase-on-postoperative-day-1-for-predicting-clinically-relevant-fistula-after-distal-pancreatectomy-a-multi-institutional-analysis-and-external-validation
#11
Laura Maggino, Giuseppe Malleo, Claudio Bassi, Valentina Allegrini, Joal D Beane, Ross M Beckman, Bofeng Chen, Euan J Dickson, Jeffrey A Drebin, Brett L Ecker, Douglas L Fraker, Michael G House, Nigel B Jamieson, Ammar A Javed, Stacy J Kowalsky, Major K Lee, Matthew T McMillan, Robert E Roses, Roberto Salvia, Vicente Valero, Lavanniya K P Velu, Christopher L Wolfgang, Amer H Zureikat, Charles M Vollmer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between drain fluid amylase value on the first postoperative day (DFA1) and clinically relevant fistula (CR-POPF) after distal pancreatectomy (DP), and to identify the cut-off of DFA1 that optimizes CR-POPF prediction. BACKGROUND: DFA1 is a well-recognized predictor of CR-POPF after pancreatoduodenectomy, but its role in DP is largely unexplored. METHODS: DFA1 levels were correlated with CR-POPF in 2 independent multi-institutional sets of DP patients: developmental (n = 338; years 2012 to 2017) and validation cohort (n = 166; years 2006 to 2016)...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938250/listening-effort-how-the-cognitive-consequences-of-acoustic-challenge-are-reflected-in-brain-and-behavior
#12
Jonathan E Peelle
Everyday conversation frequently includes challenges to the clarity of the acoustic speech signal, including hearing impairment, background noise, and foreign accents. Although an obvious problem is the increased risk of making word identification errors, extracting meaning from a degraded acoustic signal is also cognitively demanding, which contributes to increased listening effort. The concepts of cognitive demand and listening effort are critical in understanding the challenges listeners face in comprehension, which are not fully predicted by audiometric measures...
September 21, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938229/prevalence-and-correlates-of-comorbid-depression-in-a-nonclinical-online-sample-with-dsm-5-internet-gaming-disorder
#13
Hee Ryung Wang, Hyun Cho, Dai-Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: We investigated the prevalence and correlates of comorbid depression among patients with internet gaming disorder using the Internet Gaming Disorder scale (IGD-9) and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) among nonclinical online survey respondents. METHODS: Korean adolescents and adults from 14 to 39 years of age were selected. We compared internet gaming use patterns and sociodemographic and clinical variables between patients with internet gaming disorder who had depression and those without depression...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938154/massively-parallel-sequencing-of-forensic-strs-and-snps-using-the-illumina-%C3%A2-forenseq%C3%A2-dna-signature-prep-kit-on-the-miseq-fgx%C3%A2-forensic-genomics-system
#14
Fei Guo, Jiao Yu, Lu Zhang, Jun Li
The ForenSeq™ DNA Signature Prep Kit (ForenSeq Kit) is designed to detect more than 200 forensically relevant markers in a single reaction on the MiSeq FGx™ Forensic Genomics System (MiSeq FGx System), including Amelogenin, 27 autosomal short tandem repeats (A-STRs), 7 X chromosomal STRs (X-STRs), 24 Y chromosomal STRs (Y-STRs) and 94 identity-informative single nucleotide polymorphisms (iSNPs) with the option to contain 22 phenotypic-informative SNPs (pSNPs) and 56 ancestry-informative SNPs (aSNPs). In this study, we evaluated the MiSeq FGx System on three major parts: methodological optimization (DNA extraction, sample quantification, library normalization, diluted libraries concentration, and sample-to-cell arrangement), massively parallel sequencing (MPS) performance (depth of coverage, sequence coverage ratio, and allele coverage ratio), and ForenSeq Kit characteristics (repeatability and concordance, sensitivity, mixture, stability and case-type samples)...
September 8, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938145/six-scalemic-mixtures-of-6-monosubstituted-dihydrobenzophenanthridine-alkaloids-from-chelidonium-majus-and-optically-active-structures-of-enantiomers
#15
An-Jun Deng, Hai-Jing Zhang, Qian Li, Zhi-Hong Li, Zhi-Hui Zhang, Lian-Qiu Wu, Li Li, Hai-Lin Qin
Six pairs of previously undescribed 6-monosubstituted dihydrobenzophenanthridine alkaloids were separated as corresponding six scalemic mixtures from the aerial part of Chelidonium majus. The elucidation for the 2D structures of these alkaloids was achieved using regular spectroscopic and chemical methods. The assignment of scalemic-mixture nature was achieved using combined examinations of their NMR data, CD spectra, calculation of specific rotations, and chiral HPLC profiles. The identification for the relative configurations of alkaloids possessing two asymmetric carbons directly connected up by a rotatable sp(3)-sp(3) carbon-carbon single bond was significantly facilitated by discussing the erythro and threo relative configurations defined by the mutuality of the orders of decreasing steric hindrances between the two sets of ligands linked to the two chiral centers...
September 19, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938133/genetic-polymorphisms-for-19-x-str-loci-of-sichuan-han-ethnicity-and-its-comparison-with-chinese-populations
#16
Guanglin He, Ye Li, Xing Zou, Mengge Wang, Pengyu Chen, Miao Liao, Jin Wu
X-chromosomal short tandem repeats (X-STRs) can be serviced as a complementary tool in forensic deficiency cases and other complicated kinship identification. To investigate the genetic variation of the western Chinese Han population, genetic polymorphisms of 19 X-STR loci (DXS8378, DXS7423, DXS10148, DXS10159, DXS10134, DXS7424, DXS10164, DXS10162, DXS7132, DXS10079, DXS6789, DXS101, DXS10103, DXS10101, HPRTB, DXS6809, DXS10075, DXS10074 and DXS10135) included in the AGCU X19 PCR amplification kit were obtained from 201 Chinese Han individuals (108 females and 93 males) residing in Sichuan province, western China...
September 15, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938109/investigating-mutation-specific-biological-activities-of-small-molecules-using-quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-for-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-cancer
#17
P Anoosha, R Sakthivel, M Michael Gromiha
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is a potential drug target in cancer therapy. Missense mutations play major roles in influencing the protein function, leading to abnormal cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. A number of EGFR inhibitor molecules targeting ATP binding domain were developed for the past two decades. Unfortunately, they become inactive due to resistance caused by new mutations in patients, and previous studies have also reported noticeable differences in inhibitor binding to distinct known driver mutants as well...
August 26, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938071/automatic-identification-and-quantification-of-extra-well-fluorescence-in-microarray-images
#18
Robert Rivera, Jie Wang, Xiaobo Yu, Gokhan Demirkan, Marika Hopper, Xiaofang Bian, Tasnia Tahsin, D Mitchell Magee, Ji Qiu, Joshua LaBaer, Garrick Wallstrom
In recent studies involving NAPPA microarrays, extra-well fluorescence is used as a key measure for identifying disease biomarkers since there is evidence to support that it is better correlated with strong antibody responses than statistical analysis involving intra-spot intensity. Since this feature is not well quantified by traditional image analysis software, identification and quantification of extra-well fluorescence is performed manually, which is both time consuming and highly susceptible to variation between raters...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938052/effectiveness-of-tb-sensitization-initiatives-in-improving-the-involvement-of-self-help-group-members-in-rural-tb-control-in-south-india
#19
Beena Thomas, B Priscilla Rebecca, A Dhanalakshmi, S Rani, A Deepa Lakshmi, Basilea Watson, R Vijayalakshmi, M Muniyandi, N Karikalan
Background: The 'End TB strategy' has highlighted the importance of inter-sectoral collaboration and community mobilization for achieving zero TB deaths by 2020. Objective: The aim of the study was to develop and test a model TB sensitization programme involving self help groups (SHGs). Methodology: This experimental study was conducted in two blocks (intervention and control), in Tiruvallur district. The intervention content included short-lecture, musical story telling activity, role play, short film on TB...
December 1, 2016: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938023/exploration-of-genetic-architecture-through-sib-ship-reconstruction-in-advanced-breeding-population-of-eucalyptus-nitens
#20
Jaroslav Klápště, Mari Suontama, Emily Telfer, Natalie Graham, Charlie Low, Toby Stovold, Russel McKinley, Heidi Dungey
Accurate inference of relatedness between individuals in breeding population contributes to the precision of genetic parameter estimates, effectiveness of inbreeding management and the amount of genetic progress delivered from breeding programs. Pedigree reconstruction has been proven to be an efficient tool to correct pedigree errors and recover hidden relatedness in open pollinated progeny tests but the method can be limited by the lack of parental genotypes and the high proportion of alien pollen from outside the breeding population...
2017: PloS One
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