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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818027/need-for-strategies-to-maximise-student-attainment-at-the-clinical-stage-of-training
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Abdulla Bedir, Milad Golsharifi, Haleema Aya
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2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816796/intrathecal-infusion-of-haploidentical-nondonor-lymphocytes-for-central-nervous-system-leukemic-relapse-after-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Azusa Mayumi, Akihisa Sawada, Aya Ioi, Kohei Higuchi, Mariko Shimizu, Maho Sato, Masahiro Yasui, Masami Inoue
Leukemic relapse in the central nervous system (CNS) after conventional treatment is associated with a poor prognosis. The effectiveness and safety of IV infusion of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-mismatched lymphocytes for leukemia, and intrathecal (IT) infusion of HLA-mismatched lymphocytes for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dissemination of medulloblastoma have been reported. A 13-year-old girl (HLA-A31) was diagnosed as relapsing from Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute leukemia in the CNS after receiving chemotherapy, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from her father (HLA-A31), and craniospinal irradiation...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815093/a-case-of-hyperparathyroidism-due-to-a-large-intrathyroid-parathyroid-adenoma-with-recurrent-episodes-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Kazunori Kageyama, Noriko Ishigame, Aya Sugiyama, Akiko Igawa, Takashi Nishi, Satoko Morohashi, Hiroshi Kijima, Makoto Daimon
We report a case of a 66-year-old woman who developed hyperparathyroidism due to a large intrathyroid parathyroid adenoma with episodes of acute pancreatitis. She had previously been treated for acute pancreatitis twice. Serum calcium was 12.4 mg/dL, and intact parathyroid hormone was 253 pg/dL. Ultrasonography and computed tomography of the neck with contrast enhancement revealed a soft tissue mass (28 mm transverse diameter) within the left lobe of the thyroid. (99m)Tc-MIBI scintigraphy demonstrated focal accumulation due to increased radiotracer uptake in the left thyroid lobe...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814108/association-of-anxiety-and-depression-with-pain-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-foot-and-ankle-diseases
#4
Ryosuke Nakagawa, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Seiji Kimura, Aya Sadamasu, Yohei Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Ryuichiro Akagi, Takahisa Sasho, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: The purposes of this study were to clarify the incidence of anxiety and depression among patients with chronic foot and ankle diseases and to examine the independent association of anxiety and depression with pain and quality of life. METHODS: Patients who visited the foot and ankle clinic from April 2015 to November 2016 were recruited. Anxiety and depression in patients were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Pain and quality of life were evaluated using the visual analog scale (VAS) and Self-Administered Foot Evaluation Questionnaire (SAFE-Q), respectively...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813687/prenylated-purine-alkaloids-from-seeds-of-gleditsia-japonica
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Yui Harauchi, Tadashi Kajimoto, Emi Ohta, Hiroyuki Kawachi, Aya Imamura-Jinda, Shinji Ohta
Three previously undescribed isoguanine glycosides with an N(3)-prenyl group, designated locustoside B, saikachinoside B, and saikachinoside C, have been isolated from the seed of Gleditsia japonica Miquel (Fabaceae) along with two known compounds, locustoside A and saikachinoside A. Their structures were determined from spectroscopic data and X-ray crystallographic analysis. The inhibitory activity against acid phosphatase was evaluated.
August 13, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808041/inclusion-of-a-genetic-risk-score-into-a-validated-risk-prediction-model-for-colorectal-cancer-in-japanese-men-improves-performance
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Motoki Iwasaki, Sachiko Tanaka-Mizuno, Aya Kuchiba, Taiki Yamaji, Norie Sawada, Atsushi Goto, Taichi Shimazu, Shizuka Sasazuki, Hansong Wang, Loïc Le Marchand, Shoichiro Tsugane
We previously developed and validated a risk prediction model for colorectal cancer in Japanese men using modifiable risk factors. To further improve risk prediction, we evaluated the degree of improvement obtained by adding a genetic risk score (GRS) using genome-wide association study (GWAS)-identified risk variants to our validated model. We examined the association between 36 risk variants identified by GWAS and colorectal cancer risk using a weighted Cox proportional hazards model in a nested case-control study within the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807769/reduced-intensity-haploidentical-bone-marrow-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-for-solid-tumors-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients
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Nicolas J Llosa, Kenneth R Cooke, Allen Chen, Christopher Gamper, Orly Klein, Elias Zambidis, Brandon Luber, Gary Rosner, Nicholas Siegel, Mary Jo Holuba, Nancy Robey, Masanori Hayashi, Richard J Jones, Ephraim Fuchs, Matthias Holdhoff, David M Loeb, Heather J Symons
High risk, recurrent, or refractory solid tumors in pediatric, adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients have an extremely poor prognosis despite current intensive treatment regimens. We piloted an allogeneic bone marrow transplant (alloBMT) platform using a reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) and partially HLA-mismatched (haploidentical) related donors for this population of pediatric and AYA solid tumor patients. Sixteen patients received a fludarabine, cyclophosphamide (Cy), melphalan and low dose total body irradiation (TBI) RIC haploidentical BMT (haploBMT) followed by post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and sirolimus...
August 11, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807572/identification-of-highly-selective-and-potent-orexin-receptor-1-antagonists-derived-from-a-dual-orexin-receptor-1-2-antagonist-based-on-the-structural-framework-of-pyrazoylethylbenzamide
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Aya Futamura, Dai Nozawa, Yuko Araki, Yunoshin Tamura, Seiken Tokura, Hiroshi Kawamoto, Yuichi Tokumaru, Sora Kakihara, Takeshi Aoki, Norikazu Ohtake
The design, synthesis, and structure activity relationships of the novel class of pyrazolylethylbenzamide orexin receptor 1-selective antagonists are described. Further derivatization of the prototype dual orexin receptor 1/2 antagonist lead (1) by installing a (S)-methyl group into the ethyl linker moiety between the pyrazole ring and benzamide resulted in an increase of the antagonist potency against orexin receptor 1/2 receptors. Optimization of the benzamide and pyrazole parts of compounds 2 and 9b led to the identification of N-ethyl-5-fluoro-N-{(2S)-1-[5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2H-tetrazol-2-yl]propan-2-yl}-2-(pyrimidin-2-yl)benzamide (24), which exhibited excellent antagonistic activity against orexin receptor 1 with an IC50 of 2...
July 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807199/prediction-of-difficult-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis
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Hiromitsu Maehira, Masayasu Kawasaki, Aya Itoh, Masao Ogawa, Naoto Mizumura, Sho Toyoda, Satoshi Okumura, Masao Kameyama
BACKGROUND: No report has described the predictive factor of surgical difficulty for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) by preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings. This study aimed to investigate whether dynamic CT findings can predict the difficulty of LC for acute cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven patients who underwent emergency LC and dynamic CT preoperatively were enrolled. Difficult LC (DLC) was defined as any patient with an operative time ≥3 h, bleeding volume ≥300 mL, common bile duct injury, partial cholecystectomy, the need for a second surgeon, and/or conversion to open surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806860/patient-caregiver-and-provider-perceptions-of-pain-and-pain-management-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-bleeding-disorders
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Angela Lambing, Cynthia D Nichols, James E Munn, Terry L Anderson, Bartholomew J Tortella, Michelle L Witkop
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent bleeding and associated pain are critical components in the management of bleeding disorders, yet scant data describe perceptions of pain in this patient population. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed perceptions of pain and pain management in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with haemophilia or von Willebrand disease (VWD) to determine agreement/disagreement between patients, caregivers and health care providers. METHODS: Using an online questionnaire, AYA patients (N=89), their caregivers (N=77), and providers (N=54) reported on pain perception, pain treatment and pain control...
August 14, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804556/anti-tumor-efficacy-evaluation-of-a-novel-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-neutral-amino-acid-transporter-asct2-using-patient-derived-xenograft-mouse-models-of-gastric-cancer
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Noriyuki Kasai, Aya Sasakawa, Kenta Hosomi, Tze Wei Poh, Bernadette Lynn Chua, Wei Peng Yong, Jimmy So, Shing Leng Chan, Richie Soong, Koji Kono, Toshihiko Ishii, Kazuya Yamano
ASC amino acid transporter 2 (ASCT2), also known as solute linked carrier family 1 member A5 (SLC1A5) is a Na+-dependent glutamine/neutral amino acid transporter. ASCT2 acts as a high-affinity transporter of L-glutamine (Gln) and has been reported to be up-regulated in a variety of cancerous tissues including stomach, liver, and kidney. In this study, we evaluated anti-tumor efficacy of a novel anti-ASCT2 humanized monoclonal antibody, KM8094, which has a neutralizing activity against glutamine uptake, as a therapeutic antibody against gastric cancer and explored clinical predictive biomarker candidates by utilizing patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse models...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804393/ageism-among-physicians-nurses-and-social-workers-findings-from-a-qualitative-study
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Aya Ben-Harush, Sharon Shiovitz-Ezra, Israel Doron, Sara Alon, Arthur Leibovitz, Hava Golander, Yafa Haron, Liat Ayalon
This study investigated ageism among healthcare professionals in various therapeutic settings in Israel. Using a qualitative approach, the current study aimed to examine similarities and differences across healthcare disciplines. Three focus groups were conducted with physicians, nurses, and social workers. Data from each focus group were analyzed separately, and then commonalities and differences across the groups were evaluated. Three main themes relating to older adults emerged from the data. The first theme pertains to perceived difficulties that healthcare professionals experience in working with older adults and their family members; the second focuses on invisibility and discriminatory communication patterns; and the third theme relates to provision of inappropriate care to older adults...
March 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803880/vitamin-d-and-symptoms-of-depression-in-overweight-or-obese-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-and-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Aya Mousa, Negar Naderpoor, Maximilian P J de Courten, Barbora de Courten
Recent evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to increased risk of depression. However, previous studies are limited by variability in participant characteristics including vitamin D deficiency status and presence of existing diseases, use of low doses of vitamin D supplementation for short durations, and use of co-interventions or psychotropic drugs. We examined whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations were associated with symptoms of depression, as well as whether vitamin D supplementation reduced symptoms of depression in overweight or obese and vitamin D-deficient, but otherwise healthy adults...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802247/effect-of-lead-speciation-on-its-oral-bioaccessibility-in-surface-dust-and-soil-of-electronic-wastes-recycling-sites
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Takashi Fujimori, Masaya Taniguchi, Tetsuro Agusa, Kenji Shiota, Masaki Takaoka, Aya Yoshida, Atsushi Terazono, Florencio C Ballesteros, Hidetaka Takigami
We measured bioaccessible lead (Pb) in simulated gastrointestinal fluids containing Pb-contaminated soil or dust from electronic waste (e-waste) recycling sites to assess the risk of Pb ingestion. The physiologically based extraction test (PBET) was used as in vitro bioaccessibility assay. Pb speciation was determined using X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The total Pb concentrations in dusts (n=8) and soils (n=4) were in the range of 1630-131,000 and 239-7800mg/kg, respectively. Metallic Pb, a common component of e-waste, was ubiquitous in the samples...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800301/simultaneous-assessment-of-blood-coagulation-and-hematocrit-levels-in-dielectric-blood-coagulometry
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Yoshihito Hayashi, Marc-Aurèle Brun, Kenzo Machida, Seungmin Lee, Aya Murata, Shinji Omori, Hidetoshi Uchiyama, Yoshinori Inoue, Toshifumi Kudo, Takahiro Toyofuku, Masayuki Nagasawa, Isao Uchimura, Tomomasa Nakamura, Takeshi Muneta
BACKGROUND: In a whole blood coagulation test, the concentration of any in vitro diagnostic agent in plasma is dependent on the hematocrit level but its impact on the test result is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to clarify the effects of reagent concentration, particularly Ca2+, and to find a method for hematocrit estimation compatible with the coagulation test. METHODS: Whole blood coagulation tests by dielectric blood coagulometry (DBCM) and rotational thromboelastometry were performed with various concentrations of Ca2+ or on samples with different hematocrit levels...
August 8, 2017: Biorheology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798533/a-spontaneous-myoepithelial-carcinoma-in-the-mammary-gland-of-an-aged-female-icr-cd-1-mouse
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Tsuyoshi Ito, Toshinori Yoshida, Katsumi Soma, Yoshitaka Katoh, Yuko Shimada, Aya Ohnuma-Koyama, Naofumi Takahashi, Yoshimasa Okazaki, Atsushi Shiga, Maki Kuwahara, Takanori Harada
We report a female Crlj:CD1(ICR) mouse with a spontaneous mammary gland tumor composed of biphasic tumor cells, i.e., epithelioid and spindle-shaped myoepithelial cells. Macroscopically, a subcutaneous mass, approximately 3 cm in diameter was found in the lumbodorsal region. Histopathologically, the epithelioid cells proliferated in an alveolar or nest-like growth pattern, occasionally forming glandular-like structures. On the other hand, the spindle-shaped cells proliferated in a sarcomatous pattern. Normal mammary gland was observed in the vicinity of the tumor...
July 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797973/frontal-fibers-connecting-the-superior-frontal-gyrus-to-broca-s-area-a-cortico-cortical-evoked-potential-study
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Satoshi Ookawa, Rei Enatsu, Aya Kanno, Satoko Ochi, Yukinori Akiyama, Tamaki Kobayashi, Yukihiro Yamao, Takayuki Kikuchi, Riki Matsumoto, Takeharu Kunieda, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: The frontal aslant tract (FAT) is a deep frontal pathway connecting the superior frontal gyrus (SFG) to Broca's area. This fiber is assumed to be associated with language functions, especially speech initiation and spontaneity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to electrophysiologically investigate this network using cortico-cortical evoked potentials (CCEPs). METHOD: Eight patients with brain tumors or medically intractable focal epilepsies who underwent frontal craniotomy over the language dominant side were enrolled in this study...
August 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796922/long-non-coding-rnas-and-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Aya Misawa, Ken-Ichi Takayama, Satoshi Inoue
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are RNA transcripts larger than 200 nucleotides that do not code for proteins whose aberrant expression has been documented in various types of cancer, including prostate cancer. The lack of appropriate sensitive and specific biomarkers for prostate cancer has led to over-diagnosis and overtreatment, making lncRNAs promising novel biomarkers as well as therapeutic targets for the disease. This review attempts to summarize the current knowledge of lncRNA expression patterns and mechanisms in prostate cancer, which contribute to carcinogenesis...
August 10, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795565/in-vivo-ambient-serotonin-measurements-at-carbon-fiber-microelectrodes
#19
Aya Abdalla, Christopher Wade Atcherley, Pavithra Pathirathna, Srimal Samaranayake, Beidi Qiang, Edsel A Peña, Stephen L Morgan, Michael L Heien, Parastoo Hashemi
The mechanisms that control extracellular serotonin levels in vivo are not well-defined. This shortcoming makes it very challenging to diagnose and treat the many psychiatric disorders in which serotonin is implicated. Fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) can measure rapid serotonin release and reuptake events, but cannot report critically important ambient serotonin levels. In this paper, we use fast-scan controlled adsorption voltammetry (FSCAV), to measure serotonin's steady-state, extracellular chemistry...
August 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795466/reduced-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-positivity-among-pregnant-women-born-after-the-national-implementation-of-immunoprophylaxis-for-babies-born-to-hepatitis-b-virus-carrier-mothers-in-japan
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Aya Sugiyama, Masayuki Ohisa, Shintaro Nagashima, Chikako Yamamoto, Chuon Channarena, Toshiko Fujii, Tomoyuki Akita, Keiko Katayama, Yoshiki Kudo, Junko Tanaka
AIM: We aimed to estimate hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positivity among birth year-stratified pregnant women in Hiroshima, Japan, and compare prevalence rates among women between born before and after implementation of a national immunoprophylactic vaccination program for babies born to hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrier mothers in Japan. METHODS: Pregnant women who gave birth at all delivery hospitals/clinics in Hiroshima prefecture between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011 were eligible...
August 9, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
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