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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186608/-study-of-polymorphisms-of-hla-class-%C3%A2-a-b-c-and-class-%C3%A2-drb1-dqa1-dqb1-dpa1-dpb1-genes-among-ethnic-hans-from-southern-china
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Shizheng Jin, Hongyan Zou, Jianxin Zhen, Daming Wang, Liumei He, Zhihui Deng
OBJECTIVE: To study the genetic polymorphisms of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)- A, B, C, DRB1, DQA1, DQB1, DPA1and DPB1among ethnic Hans from southern China. METHODS: 481 randomly selected individuals were genotyped using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) sequence-based typing (SBT) method for the above genes. Their allele frequencies were determined by direct counting. RESULTS: In total, 28 HLA-A, 57 HLA-B, 28 HLA-C, 40 HLA-DRB1, 18 HLA-DQA1, 17 HLA-DQB1, 6 HLA-DPA1and 21 HLA-DPB1alleles were identified...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186594/-association-of-genetic-polymorphisms-of-kir-hla-system-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-among-ethnic-hans-from-southern-china
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Zhihui Deng, Jianxin Zhen, Daming Wang, Liumei He, Hongyan Zou
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association of KIR-HLA gene polymorphism with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) among ethnic Hans from southern China. METHODS: A total of 172 adult CML patients and 480 unrelated healthy controls were screened for the presence of KIR with sequence-specific primers-PCR (PCR-SSP) and sequence-based typing (SBT) of HLA-A, -B and -C loci. Polymorphisms of the KIR-HLA system were analyzed at 4 levels, and the frequencies of KIR framework genes and KIR profiles, classⅠHLA ligands, matched KIR+HLA pairs and KIR-HLA compound profile were compared between the two groups...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186587/-genetic-polymorphisms-of-kir2ds4-gene-among-ethnic-hans-from-southern-china
#3
Jianxin Zhen, Guobin Zhang, Qiong Yu, Liumei He, Yunping Xu, Hongyan Zou, Zhihui Deng
OBJECTIVE: To study genetic polymorphisms of the KIR2DS4 gene among ethnic Hans from southern China. METHODS: Genomic DNA was isolated from 306 unrelated individuals and amplified with KIR2DS4-specific PCR primers. KIR2DS4-positive samples were genotyped for the entire coding sequence by sequencing-based typing (SBT). Assignment of allelic genotypes was accomplished by using Assign 3.5 software. For samples with inconclusive SBT results, RT-PCR products covering the entire coding sequence of the KIR2DS4 gene were subjected to cloning and haplotype sequencing...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181191/sea-buckthorn-leaf-extract-inhibits-glioma-cell-growth-by-reducing-reactive-oxygen-species-and-promoting-apoptosis
#4
Sung-Jo Kim, Eunmi Hwang, Sun Shin Yi, Ki Duk Song, Hak-Kyo Lee, Tae-Hwe Heo, Sang-Kyu Park, Yun Joo Jung, Hyun Sik Jun
Hippophae rhamnoides L., also known as sea buckthorn (SBT), possesses a wide range of biological and pharmacological activities. However, the underlying mechanism is largely unknown. The present study examined whether SBT leaf extract could inhibit proliferation and promote apoptosis of rat glioma C6 cells. The results revealed that the treatment with SBT leaf extract inhibited proliferation of rat C6 glioma cells in a dose-dependent manner. SBT-induced reduction of C6 glioma cell proliferation and viability was accompanied by a decrease in production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are critical for the proliferation of tumor cells...
February 8, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164633/resistant-effect-of-hla-drb1-09-on-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-identified-by-a-new-cross-validation-method
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Zhen Wang, Dong Yang, Meng Cai, Hui Liu
BACKGROUND: The association of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) with HCV persistence or clearance has not been clarified. We aim to investigate the associations of HLA with HCV infection based on a new cross-validation method. METHODS: DNA samples from HCV infected patients were collected at random. Sequence based typing (PCR-SBT) was used to detect HLA-A, -B, -DRB1 alleles. The albumin (ALB) levels were detected and compared between the patients carrying the gene and the patients not carrying the gene...
July 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164617/evaluation-of-labtype%C3%A2-sso-hla-typing-using-the-luminex-platform-cord-blood-registry-typing-for-the-korean-population
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Eun-Youn Roh, Eun-Young Song, Jee-Young Chang, Jong-Hyun Yoon, Sue Shin
BACKGROUND: The performance of a new intermediate-resolution method using a PCR-Luminex platform and LABType® SSO A, B DRB1 kits as an HLA typing method for the cord blood (CB) registry of the Korean population was investigated. METHODS: A total of 1,413 cord blood units (CBUs) were enrolled - 1,382 from Koreans and 31 from non-Koreans or mixed-ancestry individuals. HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1 typing was performed using the LABType® SSO typing kits. HLA typing with the DNA method and 2-digit results are mandatory for the public CB bank in Korea according to the "CB Act...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164515/performance-of-lifecodes-hla-a-b-and-drb1-typing-kits-using-luminex-platform-in-koreans
#7
Eun Youn Roh, Ji Won In, Sue Shin, Kyoung Un Park, Eun Young Song
BACKGROUND: Recently, HLA typing using PCR sequence-specific oligonucleotide (SSO) and the Luminex platform has been introduced and widely used in clinical laboratories. METHODS: We evaluated the performance of LIFECODES HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1 typing kits (Immucor, USA) on 108 samples that had been tested with WAKFlow kits (Wakunaga, Japan) and 54 samples (18 for each A, B, and DRB1 kits) including rare alleles in Koreans (gene frequency < 1.0%) that had been assigned by sequence-based typing (SBT)...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153805/the-value-of-prognostic-screening-for-patients-with-low-back-pain-in-secondary-care
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Emma L Karran, Adrian C Traeger, James H McAuley, Susan L Hillier, Yun-Hom Yau, G Lorimer Moseley
: Prognostic screening in patients with low back pain (LBP) offers a practical approach to guiding clinical decisions. Whether screening is helpful in secondary care is unclear. This prospective cohort study in adults with LBP placed on outpatient clinic waiting lists, compared the performance of the short-form Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (OMPSQ), the PICKUP Tool (PICKUP) and the STarT Back Tool (SBT). We assessed predictive validity for outcome at 4-month follow-up, by calculating estimates of discrimination, calibration and overall performance...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151886/impact-of-fiber-optic-laryngoscopy-on-the-weaning-process-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-high-risk-patients-for-postextubation-stridor
#9
Malcolm Lemyze, Emmanuelle Durville, Mehdi Meddour, Marie Jonard, Johanna Temime, Stéphanie Barailler, Didier Thevenin, Jihad Mallat
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of fiber-optic laryngoscopy (FOL) on the weaning process from mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients with a positive cuff leak test (CLT) as compared with the current recommended strategy based on corticosteroids.In this prospective observational pilot study conducted over a 1-year period in a 15-bed ICU, CLT was systematically performed before extubation in all intubated patients having passed a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT). After the endotracheal tube cuff was deflated, cuff leak volume (CLVol) was assessed during assisted controlled ventilation...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143389/airway-management-education-simulation-based-training-versus-non-simulation-based-training-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
#10
Yanxia Sun, Chuxiong Pan, Tianzuo Li, Tong J Gan
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based training (SBT) has become a standard for medical education. However, the efficacy of simulation based training in airway management education remains unclear. METHODS: The aim of this study was to evaluate all published evidence comparing the effectiveness of SBT for airway management versus non-simulation based training (NSBT) on learner and patient outcomes. Systematic review with meta-analyses were used. Data were derived from PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to May 2016...
February 1, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139856/epidemiological-investigation-of-candida-species-causing-bloodstream-infection-in-paediatric-small-bowel-transplant-recipients
#11
Mallory J Suhr, João Carlos Gomes-Neto, Nabaraj Banjara, Diana F Florescu, David F Mercer, Peter C Iwen, Heather E Hallen-Adams
Small bowel transplantation (SBT) can be a life-saving medical procedure. However, these recipients experience high risk of bloodstream infections caused by Candida. This research aims to characterise the SBT recipient gut microbiota over time following transplantation and investigate the epidemiology of candidaemia in seven paediatric patients. Candida species from the recipients' ileum and bloodstream were identified by internal transcribed spacer sequence and distinguished to strain by multilocus sequence typing and randomly amplified polymorphic DNA...
January 31, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122101/simultaneous-binaural-bithermal-caloric-testing-clinical-value
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Robert T Sataloff, Meghan L Pavlick, James Drew McCaffrey, John M Davis, Shannon M Stewart
The aim of this retrospective review was to determine the clinical value of simultaneous binaural bithermal caloric testing (SBT) versus alternate binaural bithermal caloric testing (ABB) in the setting of a tertiary care neurotology clinic. Charts of 131 adults who had presented with otologic complaints and had undergone both SBT and ABB examinations were included in the study. The main outcome measure was the identification of peripheral hypofunction. One hundred two patients had a normal ABB caloric examination; 86 of those 102 patients (84...
January 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118771/risk-factors-associated-with-failure-of-extubation-in-very-low-birth-weight-newborns
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Slobodan Spasojevic, Aleksandra Doronjski
AIM: To identify risk factors associated with the failure of extubation of mechanically ventilated very-low-birth-weight newborns. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. Assessment of the occurrence of extubation failure in relation to demographic and ventilation parameters, the SpO2/FiO2 ratio, the spontaneous breathing test (SBT) and values of the Silverman-Andersen score (SAS). Extubation failure was defined as the need for reintubation for any reason within 72 hours after extubation...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108026/parity-infertility-oral-contraceptives-and-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-the-risk-of-ovarian-serous-borderline-tumors-a-nationwide-case-control-study
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Emma L Kaderly Rasmussen, Charlotte Gerd Hannibal, Christian Dehlendorff, Louise Baandrup, Jette Junge, Russell Vang, Robert J Kurman, Susanne K Kjaer
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have examined the risk of an ovarian serous borderline tumor (SBT) associated with parity, infertility, oral contraceptives (OCs), or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which was the study aim. METHODS: This nationwide case-control study included all women with an SBT diagnosis in Denmark, 1978-2002. SBTs were confirmed by centralized expert pathology review. For each case, 15 age-matched female controls were randomly selected using risk-set sampling...
January 17, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092864/augmentation-of-humoral-and-cellular-immunity-in-response-to-tetanus-and-diphtheria-toxoids-by-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-extracts-of-hippophae-rhamnoides-l-leaves
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Bindhya Jayashankar, Divya Singh, Himanshi Tanwar, K P Mishra, Swetha Murthy, Sudipta Chanda, Jigni Mishra, R Tulswani, K Misra, S B Singh, Lilly Ganju
Hippophae rhamnoides L. commonly known as Seabuckthorn (SBT), a wild shrub of family Elaegnacea, has extensively used for treating various ailments like skin diseases, jaundice, asthma, lung troubles. SBT leaves have been reported to possess several pharmacological properties including immunomodulatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and tissue regeneration etc. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the adjuvant property of supercritical carbon dioxide extracts (SCEs 300ET and 350ET) of SBT leaves in balb/c mice immunized with Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoids...
January 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075423/effects-of-device%C3%A2-guided-slow-breathing-training-on-exercise-capacity-cardiac-function-and-respiratory-patterns-during-sleep-in-male-and-female-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Grzegorz Bilo, Tomasz Drożdż, Dorota Dębicka-Dąbrowska, Grzegorz Kiełbasa, Gabriella Malfatto, Katarzyna Styczkiewicz, Carolina Lombardi, Agnieszka Bednarek, Sabrina Salerno, Danuta Czarnecka, Gianfranco Parati
INTRODUCTION Slow breathing training (SBT) has been proposed as a new nonpharmacologic treatment in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the effects of SBT on exercise capacity, hemodynamic parameters, and sleep respiratory patterns in a relatively large sample of CHF patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A crossover open study was conducted. Patients completed, in a random order, 10- to 12‑week SBT, with 2 15‑minute sessions of device‑guided SBT each day, reaching 6 breaths/ min, and a 10- to 12‑week follow‑up under standard care...
January 10, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060461/responsiveness-of-the-bridge-maneuvers-in-subjects-with-symptomatic-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Carla Vanti, Silvano Ferrari, Pedro Berjano, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Marco Monticone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To date no study was made on the responsiveness of Bridge tests (BTs) in subjects with low back pain and spondylolisthesis (SPL) submitted to a physical therapy program. The objective of this study is to examine the responsiveness of the BTs in subjects with symptomatic lumbar SPL. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients with symptomatic SPL received physical therapy treatments for a number of sessions depending on the individual patient's needs...
January 6, 2017: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049209/diagnostic-value-of-serum-baseline-tryptase-levels-in-childhood-asthma-and-its-correlation-with-disease-severity
#18
Siju Gao, Jingang Fan, Zhaoan Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore whether serum baseline tryptase (sBT) levels might be a useful marker not only for the accurate diagnosis of childhood asthma, but also for the prediction of disease severity. METHODS: A total of 114 asthmatic children were enrolled in this study, 36 of whom had mild intermittent asthma, 38 had mild persistent asthma, and 40 had moderate to severe persistent asthma. Additionally, 34 age-matched healthy children were enrolled as controls...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025670/ovarian-borderline-tumors-in-the-2014-who-classification-evolving-concepts-and-diagnostic-criteria
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Steffen Hauptmann, Katrin Friedrich, Raymond Redline, Stefanie Avril
Borderline ovarian tumors (BOT) are uncommon but not rare epithelial ovarian neoplasms, intermediate between benign and malignant categories. Since BOT were first identified >40 years ago, they have inspired controversies disproportionate to their incidence. This review discusses diagnostic criteria for the histologic subtypes of BOT, highlighting areas of diagnostic challenges, ongoing controversies, and changes in terminology implemented by the recent 2014 WHO Classification of Tumours of the Female Genital Organs...
February 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011997/do-salivary-bypass-tubes-lower-the-incidence-of-pharyngocutaneous-fistula-following-total-laryngectomy-a-retrospective-analysis-of-predictive-factors-using-multivariate-analysis
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Robert W A Hone, Eqramur Rahman, Gentle Wong, Yvette Annan, Victoria Alexander, Ali Al-Lami, Kiran Varadharajan, Michael Parker, Ricard Simo, Lisa Pitkin, Alasdair Mace, Enyinnaya Ofo, Alistair Balfour, Iain J Nixon
Salivary bypass tubes (SBT) are increasingly used to prevent pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) following laryngectomy and pharyngolaryngectomy. There is minimal evidence as to their efficacy and literature is limited. The aim of the study was to determine if SBT prevent PCF. The study was a multicentre retrospective case control series (level of evidence 3b). Patients who underwent laryngectomy or pharyngolaryngectomy for cancer or following cancer treatment between 2011 and 2014 were included in the study...
December 23, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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