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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221185/antipyretic-therapy-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anne M Drewry, Enyo A Ablordeppey, Ellen T Murray, Carolyn R T Stoll, Sonya R Izadi, Catherine M Dalton, Angela C Hardi, Susan A Fowler, Brian M Fuller, Graham A Colditz
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to examine the impact of antipyretic therapy on mortality in critically ill septic adults. DATA SOURCES: Literature searches were implemented in Ovid Medline, Embase, Scopus, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, NHS Economic Evaluation Database, and ClinicalTrials.gov through February 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Inclusion criteria were observational or randomized studies of septic patients, evaluation of antipyretic treatment, mortality reported, and English-language version available...
February 17, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219344/origin-and-phylogenetic-status-of-the-local-ashanti-dwarf-pig-adp-of-ghana-based-on-genetic-analysis
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Richard Osei-Amponsah, Benjamin M Skinner, Dennis O Adjei, Julien Bauer, Greger Larson, Nabeel A Affara, Carole A Sargent
BACKGROUND: The Ashanti Dwarf Pig (ADP) of Ghana is an endangered pig breed with hardy and disease resistant traits. Characterisation of animal genetic resources provides relevant data for their conservation and sustainable use for food security and economic development. We investigated the origin and phylogenetic status of the local ADP of Ghana and their crosses with modern commercial breeds based on mtDNA, MC1R, Y-chromosome sequence polymorphisms, and genome-wide SNP genotyping. RESULTS: The study involved 164 local pigs sampled from the three agro-ecological zones of Ghana...
February 20, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218664/determination-of-vegfr-2-kdr-604a-g-polymorphism-in-pancreatic-disorders
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Vlad Pădureanu, Mihail Virgil Boldeanu, Ioana Streaţă, Mihai Gabriel Cucu, Isabela Siloşi, Lidia Boldeanu, Maria Bogdan, Anca Ştefania Enescu, Maria Forţofoiu, Aurelia Enescu, Elena Mădălina Dumitrescu, Dragoş Alexandru, Valeriu Marian Şurlin, Mircea Cătălin Forţofoiu, Ileana Octavia Petrescu, Florin Petrescu, Mihai Ioana, Marius Eugen Ciurea, Adrian Săftoiu
Pancreatic disorders have a high prevalence worldwide. Despite the fact that screening methods became more effective and the knowledge we have nowadays about pancreatic diseases has enhanced, their incidence remains high. Our purpose was to determine whether single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of VEGFR-2/KDR (vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2/kinase insert domain receptor) influences susceptibility to develop pancreatic pathology. Genomic DNA was extracted from blood samples collected from patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis (n = 110), chronic pancreatitis (n = 25), pancreatic cancer (n = 82) and healthy controls (n = 232)...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218625/egress-of-sperm-autoantigen-from-seminiferous-tubules-maintains-systemic-tolerance
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Kenneth S K Tung, Jessica Harakal, Hui Qiao, Claudia Rival, Jonathan C H Li, Alberta G A Paul, Karen Wheeler, Patcharin Pramoonjago, Constance M Grafer, Wei Sun, Robert D Sampson, Elissa W P Wong, Prabhakara P Reddi, Umesh S Deshmukh, Daniel M Hardy, Huanghui Tang, C Yan Cheng, Erwin Goldberg
Autoimmune responses to meiotic germ cell antigens (MGCA) that are expressed on sperm and testis occur in human infertility and after vasectomy. Many MGCA are also expressed as cancer/testis antigens (CTA) in human cancers, but the tolerance status of MGCA has not been investigated. MGCA are considered to be uniformly immunogenic and nontolerogenic, and the prevailing view posits that MGCA are sequestered behind the Sertoli cell barrier in seminiferous tubules. Here, we have shown that only some murine MGCA are sequestered...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213913/application-of-crs-pcr-rflp-to-identify-cyp1a1-gene-polymorphism
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Mingcui Ding, Xiaoran Duan, Xiaolei Feng, Pengpeng Wang, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) is a member of the cytochrome P450 gene family and plays an important role in the metabolism of exogenous and endogenous material. In recent research, it has been shown that its genetic polymorphisms are associated with many diseases. But the isoschizomers such as the BsrDI enzyme required for the detection of this polymorphism are expensive. METHODS: The study used an improved PCR-RFLP method with mismatched base for detection of the single-nucleotide polymorphism rs1048943...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213193/anterior-surgical-fixation-for-cervical-spine-flexion-distraction-injuries
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Andrew Jack, Godefroy Hardy-St-Pierre, Mitchell Wilson, Godwin Choy, Richard Fox, Andrew Nataraj
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical management for flexion-distraction cervical spine injuries remains controversial with current guidelines recommending anterior, posterior, and circumferential approaches. Here, we determined the incidence of and examined risk factors for clinical and radiographic failure in patients with one segment cervical distraction injuries having undergone anterior surgical fixation. METHODS: A retrospective review of 57 consecutive patients undergoing anterior fixation for subaxial flexion-distraction cervical injuries between 2008-2012 at our institution was performed...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212870/the-174-g-c-interleukin-6-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-angiographic-progression-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-a-4-year-period
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Konstantinos Toutouzas, Dimitrios Klettas, Nikolaos Anousakis-Vlachochristou, Konstantinos Melidis, Zeta Azilazian, Maria Asimomiti, Antonios Karanasos, Anastasios Spanos, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is the key process underlying the clinical course of coronary artery disease (CAD). C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) participate in the pathophysiology and act as biomarkers. We sought to examine whether known single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) impact the progression of CAD, reflecting higher inflammatory activity. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated coronary angiographies of patients with already established CAD who were re-investigated for stable/unstable angina after a time interval >12 months...
February 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210099/study-of-polymorphisms-in-the-tp53-and-rb1-genes-in-children-with-retinoblastoma-in-northern-mexico
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Edwin J Anaya-Pava, Jesús Nares-Cisneros, Rubén I Cárdenas-Hernández, Yolanda Jaramillo-Rodríguez, Graciela Zambrano-Galván
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency and association of polymorphisms in the TP53 and RB1 genes with clinical characteristics in a group of children with retinoblastoma (RB) in northern Mexico. METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal, and analytical study of 11 patients diagnosed with RB was conducted. Endpoint PCR and high-resolution real-time PCR were performed. Chi-square and Student t tests were used to evaluate associations between variables. Allelic frequencies, as well as genotypic and Hardy-Weinberg equilibriums, were evaluated using Guo and Thompson's method...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205322/efficacy-and-safety-of-autoinjected-exenatide-once-weekly-suspension-versus-sitagliptin-or-placebo-with-metformin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-duration-neo-2-randomized-clinical-study
#9
Kishore M Gadde, Marion L Vetter, Nayyar Iqbal, Elise Hardy, Peter Öhman
AIMS: Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors treat type 2 diabetes through incretin-signaling pathways. This study compared the efficacy and safety of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist exenatide once-weekly (Miglyol) suspension for autoinjection (QWS-AI) with the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor sitagliptin or placebo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this open-label, multicenter study of patients with type 2 diabetes who had suboptimal glycemic control on metformin monotherapy, 365 patients were randomized to receive exenatide 2...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205237/coupling-processes-and-experiences-of-never-married-heterosexual-black-men-and-women-a-phenomenological-study
#10
Christiana I Awosan, Kenneth V Hardy
Over the past decades, the decline in Black marriages and the upsurge of never-married Blacks have stimulated much theoretical focus, but researchers conducted few studies on never-married heterosexual Black adults' coupling unions. Guided by an integrated framework of Africana womanism and symbolic interactionism, this qualitative hermeneutic phenomenological study used comprehensive individual interviews to explore the experiences of 26 never-married heterosexual Black men and women between the ages 25 and 35 about their attempts to cultivate and maintain intimate romantic relationships as well as their desire for marriage...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205009/mixed-pathologies-including-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-account-for-dementia-in-retired-association-football-soccer-players
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Helen Ling, Huw R Morris, James W Neal, Andrew J Lees, John Hardy, Janice L Holton, Tamas Revesz, David D R Williams
In retired professional association football (soccer) players with a past history of repetitive head impacts, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a potential neurodegenerative cause of dementia and motor impairments. From 1980 to 2010, 14 retired footballers with dementia were followed up regularly until death. Their clinical data, playing career, and concussion history were prospectively collected. Next-of-kin provided consent for six to have post-mortem brain examination. Of the 14 male participants, 13 were professional and 1 was a committed amateur...
February 15, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202665/neuronal-death-signaling-pathways-triggered-by-mutant-lrrk2
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REVIEW
Hardy J Rideout
Autosomal dominantly inherited mutations in the gene encoding leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease. While considerable progress has been made in understanding its function and the many different cellular activities in which it participates, a clear understanding of the mechanism(s) of the induction of neuronal death by mutant forms of LRRK2 remains elusive. Although several in vivo models have documented the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra, more complete interrogations of the modality of neuronal death have been gained from cellular models...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202630/targets-and-end-points-in-cardiac-autonomic-denervation-procedures
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Esteban W Rivarola, Denise Hachul, Tan Wu, Cristiano Pisani, Carina Hardy, Fabrizio Raimundi, Sissy Melo, Francisco Darrieux, Mauricio Scanavacca
BACKGROUND: Autonomic denervation is an alternative approach for patients with symptomatic bradycardia. No consensus exists on the critical targets and end points of the procedure. The aim of this study was to identify immediate end points and critical atrial regions responsible for vagal denervation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 14 patients (50% men; age: 34.0±13.8 years) with cardioinhibitory syncope, advanced atrioventricular block or sinus arrest, and no structural heart disease...
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202184/high-prevalence-of-same-sex-twins-in-patients-with-cloacal-exstrophy-support-for-embryological-association-with-monozygotic-twinning
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Brenna S Fullerton, Eric A Sparks, Amber M Hall, Cristine S Velazco, Biren P Modi, Dennis P Lund, Tom Jaksic, W Hardy Hendren
PURPOSE: Previous studies have hypothesized that cloacal exstrophy may be caused by errors early in embryological development related to monozygotic twinning. This study reports the prevalence of twins in a large cohort of patients with cloacal exstrophy. METHODS: Patients with cloacal exstrophy treated 1974-2015 were reviewed for reports of multiple gestation or conjoined twinning. The genetic sex of the patient and their twin, and any mention of anomaly in the twin were recorded...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202012/early-life-adversity-is-associated-with-a-smaller-hippocampus-in-male-but-not-female-depressed-in-patients-a-case-control-study
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Romain Colle, Tomoyuki Segawa, Marie Chupin, Minh Ngoc Thien Kim Tran Dong, Patrick Hardy, Bruno Falissard, Olivier Colliot, Denis Ducreux, Emmanuelle Corruble
BACKGROUND: Three studies assessed the association of early life adversity (ELA) and hippocampal volumes in depressed patients, of which one was negative and the two others did not control for several potential confounding variables. Since the association of ELA and hippocampal volumes differ in male and female healthy volunteers, we investigated the association of ELA and hippocampal volumes in depressed patients, while focusing specifically on sex and controlling for several relevant socio-demographic and clinical variables...
February 15, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198515/development-and-characterization-of-microsatellite-markers-for-solen-grandis-using-illumina-sequencing-approach
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Y W Feng, H L Jiang, Y T Liu, X P Wu, X Q Liu, X M Wei
Solen grandis is an important economic and overexploited bivalve species. In order to perform its fine-scale genetic analyses, 105 pairs of microsatellites with polymorphism were identified through Illumina Hiseq platform and bioinformatic assembly technology in this study. The estimated fragment size ranged from 100 to 268 bp and the number of alleles per locus varied between 2 and 23. Observed and expected heterozygosities varied from 0.0667 to 1.0000 and 0.0966 to 0.9492, respectively. Fourteen loci deviated significantly from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium after Bonferroni correction...
February 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196589/an-oncogenic-role-for-the-ubiquitin-ligase-ube2o-by-targeting-ampk-%C3%AE-2-for-degradation
#17
D Grahame Hardie
There has been controversy regarding the role of AMPK in cancer, some of which may be due to functional differences between isoforms. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Vila et al. report that UBE2O, a ubiquitin ligase overexpressed in some human cancers, specifically triggers the ubiquitination and degradation of AMPK-α2.
February 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196035/perivascular-stem-cells-diminish-muscle-atrophy-following-massive-rotator-cuff-tears-in-a-small-animal-model
#18
Claire D Eliasberg, Ayelet Dar, Andrew R Jensen, Iain R Murray, Winters R Hardy, Tomasz J Kowalski, Cameron A Garagozlo, Kyle M Natsuhara, Adam Z Khan, Owen J McBride, Peter I Cha, Benjamin V Kelley, Denis Evseenko, Brian T Feeley, David R McAllister, Bruno Péault, Frank A Petrigliano
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain and often necessitate operative repair. Muscle atrophy, fibrosis, and fatty infiltration can develop after rotator cuff tears, which may compromise surgical outcomes. This study investigated the regenerative potential of 2 human adipose-derived progenitor cell lineages in a murine model of massive rotator cuff tears. METHODS: Ninety immunodeficient mice were used (15 groups of 6 mice). Mice were assigned to 1 of 3 surgical procedures: sham, supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendon transection (TT), or TT and denervation via suprascapular nerve transection (TT + DN)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191913/treatment-with-the-glucagon-receptor-antagonist-ly2409021-increases-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#19
Christof M Kazda, Juan Frias, Irene Foga, Xuewei Cui, Cristina B Guzman, Parag Garhyan, Cory Heilmann, Jihui Anne Yang, Thomas A Hardy
AIMS: To assess the effect of LY2409021 on systolic blood pressure (SBP) in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This 6-week, randomized, crossover study evaluated the effects of once-daily administration of LY2409021 20 mg vs those of placebo on SBP, diastolic BP (DBP), and mean arterial pressure (MAP) using 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) in 270 subjects treated with diet/exercise ± metformin. Other measures included changes in glycemic control, serum lipids, and hepatic safety markers...
February 13, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187002/a-multicenter-matched-case-control-analysis-on-seven-polymorphisms-from-hmgb1-and-rage-genes-in-predicting-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk
#20
Dan Wang, Xiaoying Qi, Fang Liu, Chuanhua Yang, Wenguo Jiang, Xiaodan Wei, Xuri Li, Jia Mi, Geng Tian
Based on 540 hepatocellular carcinoma patients and 540 age- and gender-matched controls, we tested the hypothesis that high mobility group protein box1 (HMGB1) and the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) genes are two potential candidate susceptibility genes for hepatocellular carcinoma in a multicenter hospital-based case-control analysis. The genotypes of seven widely-studied polymorphisms were determined, and their distributions respected the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The mutant alleles of two polymorphisms, rs1045411 in HMGB1 gene and rs2070600 in RAGE gene, had significantly higher frequencies in patients than in controls (P < 0...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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