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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222811/association-of-hla-dqb1-03-03-with-pityriasis-rosea-in-chinese-patients
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L-Y Fu, C-C Xu, X-D Zheng, G Chen, J Zhu, P-G Wang
BACKGROUND: The association of human leucocyte antigen (HLA) with a variety of diseases has been described, especially with various autoimmune diseases. However, there are few studies on the association between HLA and pityriasis rosea (PR). AIM: To investigate the relevance of HLA II alleles with the development of PR. METHODS: Typing for HLA-DRB1, HLA-DQA1 and HLA-DQB1 typing was performed in 55 patients with PR and 90 healthy controls (HCs), using sequence-based typing (SBT) and PCR with sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP), respectively...
December 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221294/using-m-mode-ultrasonography-to-assess-diaphragm-dysfunction-and-predict-the-success-of-mechanical-ventilation-weaning-in-elderly-patients
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Daozheng Huang, Huan Ma, Wenzhao Zhong, Xiaoting Wang, Yan Wu, Tiehe Qin, Shouhong Wang, Ning Tan
Background: Ultrasonography (US) is a non-invasive and commonly available bedside diagnostic tool. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of M-mode US on ventilator weaning outcomes in elderly patients. Methods: This was a single center, prospective, observational study in patients aged 80 years or older who were in the medical intensive care unit, had undergone mechanical ventilation for >48 hours, and met the criteria for a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT)...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220347/assessing-the-benefits-of-five-years-of-different-approaches-to-treatment-of-urogenital-schistosomiasis-a-score-project-in-northern-mozambique
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Anna E Phillips, Pedro H Gazzinelli-Guimaraes, Herminio O Aurelio, Josefo Ferro, Rassul Nala, Michelle Clements, Charles H King, Alan Fenwick, Fiona M Fleming, Neerav Dhanani
BACKGROUND: In Mozambique, schistosomiasis is highly endemic across the whole country. The Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) coordinates a five-year study that has been implemented in various African countries, including Mozambique. The overall goal of SCORE was to better understand how to best apply preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel (PZQ) for schistosomiasis control by evaluating the impact of alternative treatment approaches. METHODS: This was a cluster-randomised trial that compared the impact of different treatment strategies in study areas with prevalence among school children of ≥21% S...
December 8, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205184/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-suppress-of-acute-rejection-in-small-bowel-transplantation
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Yu Zhang, Qinghong Meng, Yanyan Zhang, Xiaobo Chen, Yuliang Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) possess immunosuppressive activity and hold promise in autologous cell-based therapies. The aim of this study was to determine whether autologous ADSCs can improve outcomes in the rat small bowel transplantation (SBT) model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Allogeneic SBT followed by implantation of autologous ADSCs through the penile vein was conducted in Brown-Norway (BN) donor rats with Lewis (LEW) recipient rats infused with phosphate buffered solution as the control...
November 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191205/different-effects-of-cardiac-and-diaphragm-function-assessed-by-ultrasound-on-extubation-outcomes-in-difficult-to-wean-patients-a-cohort-study
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Ling Luo, Yidan Li, Xiukai Chen, Bing Sun, Wenxiong Li, Wei Gu, Shuo Wang, Song Zhao, Yanwei Lv, Mulei Chen, Jingen Xia, Feng Sui, Xue Mei, Huanzhong Shi, Zhaohui Tong
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound is a convenient tool to evaluate cardiac and diaphragm function. The ratio (E/Ea) of mitral Doppler inflow velocity to annular tissue Doppler wave velocity by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and diaphragmatic excursion (DE) by diaphragm ultrasound have been confirmed in predicting extubation outcomes independently, however their different roles in the weaning process have not been determined until now. METHODS: We designed a cohort study to preform diaphragm ultrasound and TTE before and after the spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) in difficult-to-wean patients...
December 1, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188011/evidence-of-separate-subgroups-of-juvenile-southern-bluefin-tuna
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Mark S Chambers, Leesa A Sidhu, Ben O'Neill, Nokuthaba Sibanda
Archival tagging studies of southern bluefin tuna (SBT , Thunnus maccoyii) have revealed that juveniles residing in the Great Australian Bight (GAB) over the austral summer undertake seasonal cyclic migrations to the southeast Indian Ocean and the Tasman Sea during winter. However, there remains disagreement about the extent of mixing between juvenile SBT regularly caught by longline fleets south of Africa and those observed in the GAB. Some researchers have argued that archival tag recoveries indicate most juveniles reside in the GAB over the austral summer...
November 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187475/reliable-radiation-technique-to-minimize-ovarian-dose-during-radiation-prophylaxis-of-heterotopic-ossification
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Waleed F Mourad, Satyaseelan Packianathan, Weisi Yan, Mahboubeh Pishgou, John K Ma, Sherif G Shaaban, Edward M Marchan, Rui He, Paul N Mobit, Chunli Claus Yang, Srinivasan Vijayakumar
BACKGROUND/AIM: Scattered radiation during radiotherapy (RT) directed at the hip joint poses concerns about ovarian function in patients of reproductive age. Here, we report the impact of using a split-beam technique (SBT) and different photon energies on the total ovary dose during radiation prophylaxis of heterotopic ossification (HO). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a single-institution, retrospective study of 32-patients with traumatic acetabular fractures (TAF)...
December 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167374/fmrfamide-like-peptides-expand-the-behavioral-repertoire-of-a-densely-connected-nervous-system
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James Siho Lee, Pei-Yin Shih, Oren N Schaedel, Porfirio Quintero-Cadena, Alicia K Rogers, Paul W Sternberg
Animals, including humans, can adapt to environmental stress through phenotypic plasticity. The free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans can adapt to harsh environments by undergoing a whole-animal change, involving exiting reproductive development and entering the stress-resistant dauer larval stage. The dauer is a dispersal stage with dauer-specific behaviors for finding and stowing onto carrier animals, but how dauers acquire these behaviors, despite having a physically limited nervous system of 302 neurons, is poorly understood...
November 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151782/salvage-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer-after-external-beam-radiotherapy-results-from-a-single-institution-with-focus-on-toxicity-and-functional-outcomes
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F Barbera, L Triggiani, M Buglione, P Ghirardelli, P Vitali, B Caraffini, P Borghetti, D Greco, L Bardoscia, N Pasinetti, L Costa, M Maddalo, B Ghedi, B La Face, S M Magrini
Background/aim: Low dose rate brachytherapy has been used as salvage therapy for locally recurrent prostate cancer (PC) after primary external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), along with surgery and cryotherapy. All these techniques, in particular, when applied to the whole gland, involve a relatively high risk of toxicity and may worsen the patient's quality of life. Our aim is to evaluate the results of whole-gland salvage brachytherapy (SBT) after primary EBRT in terms of toxicity, functional outcomes, and efficacy...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144799/parathyroid-function-after-total-thyroidectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial-concerning-the-influence-of-the-surgical-technique
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Theodossis S Papavramidis, Olympia Anastasiou, Ioannis Pliakos, George Kotsovolis, Stavros Panidis, Antonios Michalopoulos
Background Thyroidectomy impairs parathyroid function, even if it does not necessarily lead to postoperative clinical hypocalcaemia. This study is prospective and evaluates the PTH function in non-clinically symptomatic patients after total thyroidectomy performed by two different techniques. Materials and Methods Prospective randomized clinical trial including 269 patients undergoing classic (group A) or harmonic scalpel (group B) total thyroidectomy. Preoperatively and at 48 hours biochemical analysis was performed...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121047/dosimetric-comparison-of-ct-guided-iodine-125-seed-stereotactic-brachytherapy-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-nsclc
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Ranran Li, Ying Zhang, Yuan Yuan, Qi Lin, Jianjian Dai, Ruicai Xu, Xudong Hu, Mingyong Han
This study aimed to assess the dosimetric differences between iodine-125 seed stereotactic brachytherapy (SBT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). An SBT plan and an SBRT plan were generated for eleven patients with T1-2 NSCLC. Prescription of the dose and fractionation (fr) for SBRT was 48Gy/4fr. The planning aim for SBT was D90 (dose delivered to 90% of the target volume)≥120Gy. Student's paired t test was used to compare the dosimetric parameters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115949/neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-nava-or-pressure-support-ventilation-psv-during-spontaneous-breathing-trials-in-critically-ill-patients-a-crossover-trial
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Juliana C Ferreira, Fabia Diniz-Silva, Henrique T Moriya, Adriano M Alencar, Marcelo B P Amato, Carlos R R Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) is a proportional ventilatory mode that uses the electrical activity of the diaphragm (EAdi) to offer ventilatory assistance in proportion to patient effort. NAVA has been increasingly used for critically ill patients, but it has not been evaluated during spontaneous breathing trials (SBT). We designed a pilot trial to assess the feasibility of using NAVA during SBTs, and to compare the breathing pattern and patient-ventilator asynchrony of NAVA with Pressure Support (PSV) during SBTs...
November 7, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106035/genetic-association-of-hla-drb1-multiple-polymorphisms-with-dermatomyositis-in-chinese-population
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Lin Jinming, Zhang Yongbiao, Qinglin Peng, Hanbo Yang, Jingli Shi, Mingliang Gu, Wenming Zhao, Guochun Wang
Genetic variation in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of dermatomyositis (DM). The aim of this study was to investigate the association of HLA class II with DM in China. 224 DM patients and 300 healthy controls were randomly enrolled at China-Japan Friendship Hospital. High resolution typing of HLA-DRB1 alleles was performed by sequencing based typing (SBT). The HLA-DQA1 and HLA-DQB1 alleles were determined by PCR sequence-specific primers (SSP). The frequencies of HLA-DRB1*09:01 (28...
November 6, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057627/genotype-frequencies-of-human-neutrophil-antigen-3-in-the-chinese-zhuang-and-dong-populations
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X Liao, H Li, W Jiao, C Zhu, W Wang, Z Mo, Z Yang, Z Zhu
Individuals with the human neutrophil antigen (HNA)-3b/3b type can produce HNA-3a antibodies, which have been reported to cause severe, sometimes fatal transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). Our study aimed to determine the genotype frequency of HNA-3a/3b which will be helpful to estimate the potential risk for forming anti-HNA-3a, the clinically relevant antibody linked to TRALI in two different ethnic groups of southern China. Five hundred unrelated and healthy blood donors (284 male, 216 female; 300 Zhuangs, 200 Dongs) from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were simultaneously typed for the HNA-3 allele using a polymerase chain reaction sequence-based typing (PCR-SBT) method...
October 22, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035950/nurse-initiated-protocols-for-spontaneous-breathing-trials-in-adult-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-scoping-review-protocol
#15
Elizabeth Starnes, Michelle Palokas
The objectives of this scoping review are to explore the existing literature regarding protocols initated by nurses for a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients, to examine and conceptually map the evidence, and to identify any gaps in the literature.The questions of this review are.
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028864/predicting-cognitive-functioning-activities-of-daily-living-and-participation-6-months-after-mild-to-moderate-stroke
#16
Madison Bertolin, Ryan Van Patten, Taylor Greif, Robert Fucetola
Objective: Predicting neurocognitive and functional outcomes in stroke is an important clinical task, especially in rehabilitation settings. We assessed acute predictors of cognitive and functional outcomes 6 months after mild to moderate stroke. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of acute clinical data and 6-month follow-up telephone interviews for 498 mild to moderate stroke patients. Predictors were sociodemographic variables, the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), basic physical measures, the Mesulam Cancellation Test, the Short Blessed Test (SBT), Trails A/B, and the Boston Naming Test...
September 25, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022684/legionellosis-a-walk-through-to-identification-of-the-source-of-infection
#17
Dimosthenis Chochlakis, Vassilios Sandalakis, Maria Keramarou, Yannis Tselentis, Anna Psaroulaki
OBJECTIVES: Although a number of human Legionnaires' disease in tourists are recorded annually in Europe, there are few cases where a direct link can be made between the infected person and the source of infection (hotel or other accommodation). We present a scheme followed in order to track down and identify the source of infection in a tourist suffering from L. pneumophila sg 5 infection, who was accommodated in seven different hotels during his holidays in the island of Crete, and we comment on various difficulties and draw-backs of the process...
September 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018041/spontaneous-breathing-trials-and-conservative-sedation-practices-reduce-mechanical-ventilation-duration-in-subjects-with-ards
#18
Richard H Kallet, Hanjing Zhuo, Vivian Yip, Antonio Gomez, Michael S Lipnick
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) and daily sedation interruptions (DSIs) reduce both the duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU length of stay (LOS). The impact of these practices in patients with ARDS has not previously been reported. We examined whether implementation of SBT/DSI protocols reduce duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU LOS in a retrospective group of subjects with ARDS at a large, urban, level-1 trauma center. METHODS: All ARDS survivors from 2002 to 2016 (N = 1,053) were partitioned into 2 groups: 397 in the pre-SBT/DSI group (June 2002-December 2007) and 656 in the post-SBT/DSI group (January 2009-April 2016)...
October 10, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993546/differentiation-of-seromucinous-borderline-tumor-from-serous-borderline-tumor-on-mr-imaging
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Yasuhisa Kurata, Aki Kido, Yusaku Moribata, Kyoko Kameyama, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Ikuo Konishi, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: Seromucinous borderline tumor (SMBT) is a newly categorized ovarian tumor in the 2014 revised World Health Organization (WHO) classification. SMBT is similar to serous borderline tumor (SBT) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reflecting their pathological findings. This study was conducted to demonstrate the usefulness of MRI findings and quantitative values for differentiating SMBT from SBT. METHODS: This retrospective study examined 23 lesions (20 patients) from SMBT and 26 lesions (22 patients) from SBT...
October 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981945/-association-of-hla-a-b-drb1-alleles-and-haplotypes-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-among-ethnic-hans-from-northern-china
#20
Jun Qi, Liping Chen, Tianju Wang, Manni Wang, Xiaofang Wang, Junhua Wu, Shihui Ye
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of polymorphisms of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A, -B, -DRB1 alleles and haplotypes with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) among ethnic Hans from northern China. METHODS: A total of 170 ALL patients (patient group) and 1241 unrelated healthy bone marrow donors (control group) were genotyped at a high-resolution level using polymerase chain reaction-sequence-based typing (PCR-SBT), sequence specific oligonucleotide probes (SSO) and sequence specific primer (SSP) typing methods...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
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