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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102343/individualised-multiplexed-circulating-tumour-dna-assays-for-monitoring-of-tumour-presence-in-patients-after-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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Sarah B Ng, Clarinda Chua, Matthew Ng, Anna Gan, Polly Sy Poon, Melissa Teo, Cherylin Fu, Wei Qiang Leow, Kiat Hon Lim, Alexander Chung, Si-Lin Koo, Su Pin Choo, Danliang Ho, Steve Rozen, Patrick Tan, Mark Wong, William F Burkholder, Iain Beehuat Tan
Circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) has the potential to be a specific biomarker for the monitoring of tumours in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, our aim was to develop a personalised surveillance strategy to monitor the clinical course of CRC after surgery. We developed patient-specific ctDNA assays based on multiplexed detection of somatic mutations identified from patient primary tumours, and applied them to detect ctDNA in 44 CRC patients, analysing a total of 260 plasma samples. We found that ctDNA detection correlated with clinical events - it is detectable in pre-operative but not post-operative plasma, and also in patients with recurrent CRC...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101934/detection-of-neonatal-unit-clusters-of-candida-parapsilosis-fungaemia-by-microsatellite-genotyping-results-from-laboratory-based-sentinel-surveillance-south-africa-2009-2010
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Rindidzani E Magobo, Serisha D Naicker, Jeannette Wadula, Maphoshane Nchabeleng, Yacoob Coovadia, Anwar Hoosen, Shawn R Lockhart, Nelesh P Govender
Neonatal candidaemia is a common, deadly and costly hospital-associated disease. To determine the genetic diversity of Candida parapsilosis causing fungaemia in South African neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). From February 2009 through to August 2010, cases of candidaemia were reported through laboratory-based surveillance. C. parapsilosis isolates from neonatal cases were submitted for identification by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region sequencing, antifungal susceptibility testing and microsatellite genotyping...
January 19, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101800/is-the-genetic-background-of-co-stimulatory-cd28-ctla-4-pathway-the-risk-factor-for-prostate-cancer
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Lidia Karabon, K Tupikowski, A Tomkiewicz, A Partyka, E Pawlak-Adamska, A Wojciechowski, A Kolodziej, J Dembowski, R Zdrojowy, I Frydecka
The impairment of immunological surveillance caused by aberrant T cell activation can lead to an inadequate anti-tumor response. Therefore, deregulation in co-stimulatory pathway might be associated with cancer susceptibility. Here we undertook a prospective study to investigate whether genetic variations in gene encoding molecule CD28 and CTLA-4 playing pivotal role in regulating adoptive immune response can influence susceptibility to prostate cancer. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in CTLA-4 and CD28 genes were genotyped in 301 prostate cancer (PCa) patients and 301 controls...
January 18, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100689/effectiveness-and-duration-of-protection-of-one-dose-of-a-meningococcal-conjugate-vaccine
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Amanda C Cohn, Jessica R MacNeil, Lee H Harrison, Ruth Lynfield, Arthur Reingold, William Schaffner, Elizabeth R Zell, Brian Plikaytis, Xin Wang, Nancy E Messonnier
BACKGROUND: Meningococcal conjugate vaccines were licensed beginning in 2005 on the basis of serologic end points and recommended for use in adolescents. A single dose at age 11 to 12 years was expected to provide protection through late adolescence. We conducted a case-control evaluation of vaccine effectiveness (VE) and duration of protection of a meningococcal (groups A, C, W, and Y) polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine (MenACWY-D). METHODS: Cases of culture- or polymerase chain reaction-confirmed serogroup A, C, W, and Y meningococcal disease among adolescents were identified through meningococcal disease surveillance sites in the United States from January 1, 2006, through August 31, 2013...
January 18, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100596/genomic-epidemiology-of-penicillin-non-susceptible-pneumococci-with-non-vaccine-serotypes-causing-invasive-disease-in-the-usa
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Cheryl P Andam, Patrick K Mitchell, Alanna Callendrello, Qiuzhi Chang, Jukka Corander, Chrispin Chaguza, Lesley McGee, Bernard W Beall, William P Hanage
Conjugate vaccination against seven pneumococcal serotypes (PCV7) reduced disease prevalence due to antibiotic resistant strains throughout the 2000s; however, disease caused by resistant non-vaccine type (NVT) strains increased. Some of these emerging strains were derived from vaccine types (VT) that had changed their capsule by recombination. The introduction of vaccine targeting 13 serotypes (PCV13) in 2010 has led to concern that this scenario will repeat itself. We generated high quality draft genomes from 265 isolates of NVT pneumococci not susceptible to penicillin (PNSP) in 2009 and compared them with 581 isolates from 2012-2013, collected by the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100432/effectiveness-and-impact-of-a-reduced-infant-schedule-of-4cmenb-vaccine-against-group-b-meningococcal-disease-in-england-a-national-observational-cohort-study
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Sydel R Parikh, Nick J Andrews, Kazim Beebeejaun, Helen Campbell, Sonia Ribeiro, Charlotte Ward, Joanne M White, Ray Borrow, Mary E Ramsay, Shamez N Ladhani
BACKGROUND: In September, 2015, the UK became the first country to introduce the multicomponent group B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine (4CMenB, Bexsero) into a publicly funded national immunisation programme. A reduced two-dose priming schedule was offered to infants at 2 months and 4 months, alongside an opportunistic catch-up for 3 month and 4 month olds. 4CMenB was predicted to protect against 73-88% of MenB strains. We aimed to assess the effectiveness and impact of 4CMenB in vaccine-eligible infants in England...
December 3, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100384/-seasonality-of-clustering-of-fever-and-diarrhea-in-beijing-2009-2015
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X T Li, Y W Chen, Z Y He, S Li, Z Y Gao, X He, Q Y Wang
Objective: To understand the seasonal distribution of the clustering of fever and diarrhea. Methods: Concentration degree and circular distribution methods were used to analyze the seasonal distribution of the clustering of fever and diarrhea in Beijing from 2009 to 2015. The information were collected from the Infectious Disease Surveillance Information System of Beijing. Results: The M values of the clustering of fever and diarrhea were 0.57 and 0.47. Circular distribution results showed that the clustering of fever and diarrhea angle dispersion index R values were 0...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100381/-trend-of-mortality-of-congenital-malformation-in-children-aged-5-years-in-beijing-2006-2015
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J Wang, D Y Li, W X Zhang, Y C Li, J Wang
Objective: To investigate the change in mortality of congenital malformation in children aged <5 years in Beijing from 2006 to 2015. Methods: Using the death surveillance data in children aged <5 years in Beijing from 2006 to 2015, which was collected from the real-time surveillance network, we calculated the area and age distributions of the mortality of congenital malformation in children aged <5 years in Beijing. Meanwhile, the variations of age, time and space in the causes of deaths were discussed...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100378/-analysis-on-mortality-of-cervical-cancer-and-its-temporal-trend-in-women-in-china-2006-2012
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H L Bao, Y N Liu, L J Wang, L W Fang, S Cong, M G Zhou, L H Wang
Objective: To analyze the mortality of cervical cancer and its temporal trend in women in China between 2006 and 2012. Methods: The cause-of-death data about cervical cancer, which was abstracted from National Disease Surveillance Points and adjusted by special survey for underreporting, was used to analyze the age and area specific crude mortality rates of cervical cancer in China during 2006-2012. The age-standardized mortality rate was calculated by using world standardized population (Segi's). The Joinpoint regression model was used to obtain annual percentage change and 95%CI for assessing the time trend of mortality rate of cervical cancer from 2006 to 2012...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100373/-epidemiological-characteristics-of-children-aged-1-4-years-without-timely-birth-dose-of-hepatitis-b-vaccine-vaccination-in-china-2014
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F Z Wang, G M Zhang, L P Shen, J H Liu, H Zheng, F Wang, N Miao, X J Sun, X F Liang, F Q Cui
Objective: To evaluate the epidemiological characteristics of the children aged 1-4 years without timely birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine (HepB(1)) vaccination. Methods: Based on the data from 160 disease surveillance points in 31 provinces of China, two-stage cluster random sampling was used to select the target population aged 1-4 years. A standard questionnaire was used to collect the information about the birth date, gender, ethnic group, place of birth, HepB immunization history of the children selected...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100286/disease-burden-of-hepatitis-e-in-a-rural-population-in-china-a-community-based-survey
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H Jiang, S Huang, Y Zhao, Y Wang, C Yang, J Cai, Z Wang, J Zhang, X Zhang, H Jin
This study aimed to estimate the disease burden of hepatitis E in a rural region in China. A total of 489 hepatitis E cases were reported according to a community-based survey in an active hepatitis surveillance system between 2008 and 2015, the questionnaire and record-review methods were constructed to evaluate the economic and health burden of hepatitis E virus infections from societal perspectives. All costs were converted to US$ in 2015. The age-standardized cumulative incidence rate was 107·9/100 000, and the median age-standardized annual incidence rate was 16·5/100 000...
January 19, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100229/surveillance-of-life-long-antibiotics-a-review-of-antibiotic-prescribing-practices-in-an-australian-healthcare-network
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Jillian S Y Lau, Christopher Kiss, Erika Roberts, Kylie Horne, Tony M Korman, Ian Woolley
BACKGROUND: The rise of antimicrobial use in the twentieth century has significantly reduced morbidity due to infection, however it has also brought with it the rise of increasing resistance. Some patients are on prolonged, if not "life-long" course of antibiotics. The reasons for this are varied, and include non-infectious indications. We aimed to study the characteristics of this potential source of antibiotic resistance, by exploring the antibiotic dispensing practices and describing the population of patients on long-term antibiotic therapy...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100106/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-the-light-of-the-regulatory-effects-of-galectin-1-on-t-cell-function
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Á Hornung, É Monostori, L Kovács
Galectin-1 is an endogenous immunoregulatory lectin-type protein. Its most important effects are the inhibition of the differentiation and cytokine production of Th1 and Th17 cells, and the induction of apoptosis of activated T-cells. Galectin-1 has been identified as a key molecule in antitumor immune surveillance, and data are accumulating about the pathogenic role of its deficiency, and the beneficial effects of its administration in various autoimmune disease models. Initial animal and human studies strongly suggest deficiencies in both galectin-1 production and responsiveness in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) T-cells...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099263/international-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-registry-long-term-results-based-on-the-new-guidelines
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Maria Moris, Massimo Raimondo, Timothy A Woodward, Verna J Skinner, Paolo G Arcidiacono, Maria C Petrone, Claudio De Angelis, Selene Manfrè, Silvia Carrara, Manol Jovani, Pietro Fusaroli, Michael B Wallace
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the outcomes of a long-term intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) registry and evaluate new guidelines. METHODS: A prospectively maintained IPMN registry involving 6 centers in Europe and the United States was used to collect the data. Patients with more than 1-year follow-up and no malignancy diagnosed within the first 3 months of surveillance were included. RESULTS: From 1999 to 2014, 620 patients were included...
January 18, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099258/patient-preferences-for-management-of-cystic-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-a-cross-sectional-survey-study
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Dhruv Verma, Karl K Kwok, Bechien U Wu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine how patient anxiety, knowledge, and cancer worry influence preferences for management of pancreatic cysts. METHODS: We performed a prospective, cross-sectional study using a disease-specific survey instrument. We included patients older than 18 years who were diagnosed with a pancreatic cyst. A telephone survey instrument was developed to assess baseline anxiety using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), knowledge regarding pancreatic cysts, cancer worry, and patient preferences using a standard gamble...
January 18, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098572/metastatic-organotropism-an-intrinsic-property-of-breast-cancer-molecular-subtypes
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Shi Wei, Gene P Siegal
It has long been known that some cancers have the propensity to metastasize to certain organs thus creating a nonrandom distribution of sites for distant relapse, a phenomenon known as "metastatic organotropism." Some of these examples include ovary primary to abdominal cavity, prostate primary to bone, and pancreas primary to liver. In contrast, other tumor types, such as mammary and renal cell carcinoma, can relapse in multiple organs although approximately half of advanced breast cancers metastasize to bone...
January 16, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098531/changing-epidemiology-of-human-brucellosis-china-1955-2014
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Shengjie Lai, Hang Zhou, Weiyi Xiong, Marius Gilbert, Zhuojie Huang, Jianxing Yu, Wenwu Yin, Liping Wang, Qiulan Chen, Yu Li, Di Mu, Lingjia Zeng, Xiang Ren, Mengjie Geng, Zike Zhang, Buyun Cui, Tiefeng Li, Dali Wang, Zhongjie Li, Nicola A Wardrop, Andrew J Tatem, Hongjie Yu
Brucellosis, a zoonotic disease, was made statutorily notifiable in China in 1955. We analyzed the incidence and spatial-temporal distribution of human brucellosis during 1955-2014 in China using notifiable surveillance data: aggregated data for 1955-2003 and individual case data for 2004-2014. A total of 513,034 brucellosis cases were recorded, of which 99.3% were reported in northern China during 1955-2014, and 69.1% (258, 462/374, 141) occurred during February-July in 1990-2014. Incidence remained high during 1955-1978 (interquartile range 0...
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098082/occupational-health-profile-of-workers-employed-in-the-manufacturing-sector-of-india
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REVIEW
Shivali Suri, Ranjan Das
BACKGROUND: The occupational health scenario of workers engaged in the manufacturing sector in India deserves attention for their safety and increasing productivity. We reviewed the status of the manufacturing sector, identified hazards faced by workers, and assessed the existing legislations and healthcare delivery mechanisms. METHODS: From October 2014 to March 2015, we did a literature review by manual search of pre-identified journals, general electronic search, electronic search of dedicated websites/databases and personal communication with experts of occupational health...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097313/association-of-weekend-warrior-and-other-leisure-time-physical-activity-patterns-with-risks-for-all-cause-cardiovascular-disease-and-cancer-mortality
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Gary O'Donovan, I-Min Lee, Mark Hamer, Emmanuel Stamatakis
Importance: More research is required to clarify the association between physical activity and health in "weekend warriors" who perform all their exercise in 1 or 2 sessions per week. Objective: To investigate associations between the weekend warrior and other physical activity patterns and the risks for all-cause, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer mortality. Design, Setting, and Participants: This pooled analysis of household-based surveillance studies included 11 cohorts of respondents to the Health Survey for England and Scottish Health Survey with prospective linkage to mortality records...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096923/role-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-prediction-of-gleason-score-upgrading-and-disease-upstaging-in-low-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-eligible-for-active-surveillance
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Mehmet Ilker Gokce, Semih Tangal, Nurullah Hamidi, Evren Suer, Muhammed Arif Ibis, Yasar Beduk
INTRODUCTION: Active surveillance (AS) is an option for management of low-risk prostate cancer (PCa). However, grade and stage progression is an important consideration. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a useful marker of cancer-related inflammation. In this study, we aimed to identify the roles of neutrophil count (NC), lymphocyte count (LC), and NLR to predict Gleason score (GS) upgrading, disease upstaging, and biochemical recurrence rates (BCR) in low-risk PCa patients. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated data of 210 low-risk PCa patients eligible for AS, but who underwent radical prostatectomy...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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