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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332123/self-poisoning-suicide-deaths-in-people-with-bipolar-disorder-characterizing-a-subgroup-and-identifying-treatment-patterns
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Ayal Schaffer, Lauren M Weinstock, Mark Sinyor, Catherine Reis, Benjamin I Goldstein, Lakshmi N Yatham, Anthony J Levitt
OBJECTIVE: To characterize self-poisoning suicide deaths in BD compared to other suicide decedents. METHODS: Extracted coroner data from all suicide deaths (n = 3319) in Toronto, Canada from 1998 to 2012. Analyses of demographics, clinical history, recent stressors, and suicide details were conducted in 5 subgroups of suicide decedents: BD self-poisoning, BD other methods, non-BD self-poisoning, non-BD other methods, and unipolar depression self-poisoning. Toxicology results for lethal and present substances were also compared between BD and non-BD self-poisoning subgroups as well as between BD and unipolar depression self-poisoning subgroups...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331640/a-case-of-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-hypothesis-of-a-transient-direct-communication-between-a-penetrating-antral-gastric-ulcer-and-mesenteric-varices
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Hassan M Ghoz, Shamlan M Sheikh, Kanika Khandelwal, Joseph Fiore, Nicholas James, Joel Weinstock
Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare radiological sign that usually signifies an acute intra-abdominal process, most commonly bowel ischemia and sepsis. Few reports described an association with underlying gastric pathologies. We report a 60-year-old patient who presented with melena and chills and was discovered to have a gastric ulcer that appeared to have penetrated into a mesenteric varix. This, in turn, likely caused development of HPVG associated with fungemia. Treatment with a proton pump inhibitor and bowel rest was sufficient to resolve symptoms and the HPVG...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329661/predictors-of-actinic-keratosis-count-in-those-with-multiple-keratinocyte-carcinomas
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Julia A Siegel, Adam J Luber, Martin A Weinstock
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are frequently treated in the U.S., impacting an estimated 40 million people in 2004 and costing over $1 billion annually. AKs are a major public health concern because of their high prevalence, substantial cost, and potential for malignant transformation to keratinocyte carcinoma (KC). In this analysis, predictors of AK count were explored using pre-randomization baseline data from two large randomized trials of veterans with multiple prior KCs (n=932 and n=1131). Multivariate analyses were conducted to elucidate associations between AK count and several demographic and health related factors...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329655/new-keratinocyte-carcinomas-worsen-skin-related-quality-of-life
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Julia A Siegel, Mary-Margaret Chren, Martin A Weinstock
Keratinocyte carcinoma (KC) is the most common malignancy in the U.S. Because KC affects many people but has a low mortality rate, it is important to consider the impact of KC on skin-related quality of life (QoL). We aimed to determine if KCs, actinic keratoses (AKs), and several demographic and health-related factors were associated with skin- related QoL in those at high risk for KC. We used data from a double-blind, placebo- controlled trial in which 932 veterans with multiple prior KCs were randomized to apply topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or vehicle control cream to the face/ears...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329624/actinic-keratoses-progress-more-quickly-to-squamous-cell-carcinoma-than-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Julia A Siegal, Joanna L Walker, Moniyka Sachar, Robert A Lew, Suephy C Chen, Susan M Swetter, Robert P Dellavalle, George P Stricklin, Martin A Weinstock
Actinic keratoses (AK) are common, costly, and may evolve to keratinocyte carcinoma (KC): basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. Time to malignant transformation is controversial. We used data from the placebo arm (n=166) of a randomized trial of veterans with multiple prior KCs. Study dermatologists examined participants' faces/ears at enrollment and semiannual visits. Clinically diagnosed AKs were marked, photographed, and treated with cryotherapy (starting at 6 months). Lesions suspicious for KC were marked, photographed, and biopsied...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320170/evaluating-the-association-of-allergies-with-multiple-sclerosis-susceptibility-risk-and-disease-activity-in-a-pediatric-population
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Theresa Bourne, Michael Waltz, T C Casper, K Kavak, G Aaen, A Belman, L Benson, M Candee, T Chitnis, J Graves, B Greenberg, M Gorman, Y Harris, L Krupp, T Lotze, S Mar, J Ness, C Olsen, S Roalstad, M Rodriguez, J Rose, J Rubin, T Schreiner, J M Tillema, I Kahn, A Waldman, L Barcellos, E Waubant, B Weinstock-Guttman
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and allergies are both considered to be related to imbalanced Th1 and Th2 immune responses. Previous studies evaluating the relationship between MS and allergies provide conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: To assess allergies and asthma as risk factors for MS and as predictors of MS relapses in a pediatric cohort. METHODS: The environment and genetic risk factors for pediatric MS study is a national case-control project with 16 participating US sites...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295194/anti-leukaemic-activity-of-the-tyk2-selective-inhibitor-ndi-031301-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#7
Koshi Akahane, Zhaodong Li, Julia Etchin, Alla Berezovskaya, Evisa Gjini, Craig E Masse, Wenyan Miao, Jennifer Rocnik, Rosana Kapeller, Jeremy R Greenwood, Hong Tiv, Takaomi Sanda, David M Weinstock, A Thomas Look
Activation of tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) contributes to the aberrant survival of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) cells. Here we demonstrate the anti-leukaemic activity of a novel TYK2 inhibitor, NDI-031301. NDI-031301 is a potent and selective inhibitor of TYK2 that induced robust growth inhibition of human T-ALL cell lines. NDI-031301 treatment of human T-ALL cell lines resulted in induction of apoptosis that was not observed with the JAK inhibitors tofacitinib and baricitinib. Further investigation revealed that NDI-031301 treatment uniquely leads to activation of three mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), resulting in phosphorylation of ERK, SAPK/JNK and p38 MAPK coincident with PARP cleavage...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293953/counterintuitive-adsorption-of-pw11o39-7-on-au-100
#8
Zhongling Lang, Xavier Aparicio-Anglès, Ira Weinstock, Anna Clotet, Josep M Poblet
Understanding the interaction between charged species and surfaces is one of the most challenging topics in chemistry, given its wide involvement in several fields such as electrocatalysis, stabilization of metal nanoparticles, preparation of devices, etc. In general, these systems are particularly complex to model because of the elevated number of factors that must be taken into account. Here, we report a robust strategy based on density functional theory for studying these interactions, which has been applied to the highly charged lacunary [PW11O39](7-) (PW11) adsorbed on gold and silver surfaces...
March 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291840/a-wild-type-mouse-based-model-for-the-regression-of-inflammation-in-atherosclerosis
#9
Michael Peled, Hitoo Nishi, Ada Weinstock, Tessa J Barrett, Felix Zhou, Alexandra Quezada, Edward A Fisher
Atherosclerosis can be induced by the injection of a gain-of-function mutant of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9)-encoding adeno-associated viral vector (AAVmPCSK9), avoiding the need for knockout mice models, such as low-density lipoprotein receptor deficient mice. As regression of atherosclerosis is a crucial therapeutic goal, we aimed to establish a regression model based on AAVmPCSK9, which will eliminate the need for germ-line genetic modifications. C57BL6/J mice were injected with AAVmPCSK9 and were fed with Western diet for 16 weeks, followed by reversal of hyperlipidemia by a diet switch to chow and treatment with a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor (MTPi)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273781/trait-neuroticism-extraversion-and-conscientiousness-in-multiple-sclerosis-link-to-cognitive-impairment
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Shumita Roy, Allison S Drake, María Bárbara Eizaguirre, Robert Zivadinov, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Benjamin P Chapman, Ralph Hb Benedict
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have higher neuroticism, lower extraversion, and lower conscientiousness relative to healthy controls (HCs). However, the prevalence of this maladaptive profile in MS and its relation to cognition is unknown. OBJECTIVE: Determine prevalence of maladaptive personality among MS patients, compared to HCs, and examine how it relates to cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: A sample of 275 MS patients and 55 HCs completed neuroperformance measures of information processing speed and memory...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271317/cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway-does-not-contribute-to-prevention-of-ulcerative-colitis-by-novel-indoline-carbamates
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Helena Shifrin, Odelia Mouhadeb, Nathan Gluck, Chen Varol, Marta Weinstock
Indoline carbamates, AN680 and AN917 decrease cytokines, TNF-α and IL-6 in peritoneal macrophages activated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and in mouse tissues after LPS injection. They prevent nuclear translocation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and activator protein 1. Only AN917 inhibits cholinesterase (ChE) at relevant concentrations. ChE inhibitors decrease NF-κB by activating α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7nAChR). The current study compared the effect of rivastigmine, a ChE inhibitor, AN680 and AN917 on ulcerative colitis induced in mice by ingestion of dextran sodium sulfate (4...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267201/a-case-of-anti-rd-causing-fetal-anemia
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Stefan Rauch, Jochen Ritgen, Matthias Wißkirchen, Ursula Bauerfeind, Elisabeth Kohne, Christof Weinstock
BACKGROUND: Rd (SC4) is a low-frequency antigen of the Scianna blood group system. Only very few reports on anti-Rd in pregnancy exist. Mild to moderate hemolytic disease of the newborn caused by anti-Rd has been reported. This report may add further information on the clinical significance of anti-Rd for the fetus. CASE REPORT: In a case of severe fetal anemia (hemoglobin concentration, 3.0 g/dL) repeated intrauterine transfusions were required. The strongly positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) of the fetal red blood cells led to the diagnosis of hemolytic disease...
March 7, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264936/deletion-of-ribosomal-protein-genes-is-a-common-vulnerability-in-human-cancer-especially-in-concert-with-tp53-mutations
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Ram Ajore, David Raiser, Marie McConkey, Magnus Jöud, Bernd Boidol, Brenton Mar, Gordon Saksena, David M Weinstock, Scott Armstrong, Steven R Ellis, Benjamin L Ebert, Björn Nilsson
Heterozygous inactivating mutations in ribosomal protein genes (RPGs) are associated with hematopoietic and developmental abnormalities, activation of p53, and altered risk of cancer in humans and model organisms. Here we performed a large-scale analysis of cancer genome data to examine the frequency and selective pressure of RPG lesions across human cancers. We found that hemizygous RPG deletions are common, occurring in about 43% of 10,744 cancer specimens and cell lines. Consistent with p53-dependent negative selection, such lesions are underrepresented in TP53-intact tumors (P ≪ 10(-10)), and shRNA-mediated knockdown of RPGs activated p53 in TP53-wild-type cells...
March 6, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259441/the-burden-of-skin-disease-in-the-united-states
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Henry W Lim, Scott A B Collins, Jack S Resneck, Jean L Bolognia, Julie A Hodge, Thomas A Rohrer, Marta J Van Beek, David J Margolis, Arthur J Sober, Martin A Weinstock, David R Nerenz, Wendy Smith Begolka, Jose V Moyano
Since the publication of the last US national burden of skin disease report in 2006, there have been substantial changes in the practice of dermatology and the US health care system. These include the development of new treatment modalities, marked increases in the cost of medications, increasingly complex payer rules and regulations, and an aging of the US population. Recognizing the need for up-to-date data to inform researchers, policy makers, public stakeholders, and health care providers about the impact of skin disease on patients and US society, the American Academy of Dermatology produced a new national burden of skin disease report...
February 27, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241191/a-large-skin-cancer-screening-quality-initiative-description-and-first-year-outcomes
#15
Laura K Ferris, Melissa I Saul, Yan Lin, Fei Ding, Martin A Weinstock, Alan C Geller, Jian-Min Yuan, Erica Neuren, Spandana Maddukuri, Francis X Solano, John M Kirkwood
Importance: The lack of prospective randomized clinical trials demonstrating that full-body skin examination (FBSE) reduces melanoma morbidity or mortality has prompted an "I" rating from the United States Preventive Services Task Force for population-based skin cancer screening. More data on these screening programs are needed. Objectives: To describe a skin cancer screening quality initiative in a large health care system and to determine if the intervention was associated with screening of a demographically higher-risk population than previous screening programs and if melanoma incidence and thickness differed in screened vs unscreened patients...
February 23, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240435/ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-defibrillators-triggers-treatment-and-implications
#16
Mark S Link, Katy Bockstall, Jonathan Weinstock, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Christopher Semsarian, N A Mark Estes, Paolo Spirito, Tammy S Haas, Ethan J Rowin, Martin S Maron, Barry J Maron
INTRODUCTION: Triggers and ICD interventions of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) offers insight into mechanisms and treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: Intracardiac ICD electrograms from 71 HCM patients in the HCM I and II studies were analyzed by 3 individuals. Rhythms were defined as VF (polymorphic ventricular arrhythmia), VT (monomorphic ventricular tachycardia), and ventricular flutter (VFL) (VT ≥ 240 bpm). Physical activity and rhythm preceding the arrhythmia were ascertained...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229104/prenatal-stressors-in-rodents-effects-on-behavior
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REVIEW
Marta Weinstock
The current review focuses on studies in rodents published since 2008 and explores possible reasons for any differences they report in the effects of gestational stress on various types of behavior in the offspring. An abundance of experimental data shows that different maternal stressors in rodents can replicate some of the abnormalities in offspring behavior observed in humans. These include, anxiety, in juvenile and adult rats and mice, assessed in the elevated plus maze and open field tests and depression, detected in the forced swim and sucrose-preference tests...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169558/validation-of-metagenomic-next-generation-sequencing-tests-for-universal-pathogen-detection
#18
Robert Schlaberg, Charles Y Chiu, Steve Miller, Gary W Procop, George Weinstock
CONTEXT: -Metagenomic sequencing can be used for detection of any pathogens using unbiased, shotgun next-generation sequencing (NGS), without the need for sequence-specific amplification. Proof-of-concept has been demonstrated in infectious disease outbreaks of unknown causes and in patients with suspected infections but negative results for conventional tests. Metagenomic NGS tests hold great promise to improve infectious disease diagnostics, especially in immunocompromised and critically ill patients...
February 7, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162037/does-length-of-relationship-or-gender-predict-response-to-behavioral-diabetes-intervention
#19
Jonathan Sandberg, Jeremy B Yorgason, Lawrence Fisher, Ruth S Weinstock, Danielle Hessler, Jacqueline Dimmock, Paula M Trief
Purpose The purpose of the study was to determine, through secondary analysis, whether the length of a couple's relationship and the participants' gender are associated with glycemic response to a type 2 diabetes (T2D) behavioral couples-based intervention. Methods A randomized trial was conducted to test the impact of a couples-level, telephone-based behavioral intervention on hemoglobin A1C in patients with T2D. One hundred and four patients and partners participated in the couples intervention arm, and 94 individuals participated in the individual arm...
February 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152570/niacin-intake-and-risk-of-skin-cancer-in-us-women-and-men
#20
Sang Min Park, Tricia Li, Shaowei Wu, Wen-Qing Li, Martin Weinstock, Abrar A Qureshi, Eunyoung Cho
A recent clinical trial found a protective role of niacinamide, a derivative of niacin, against skin cancer recurrence. However, there is no epidemiologic study to assess the association between niacin intake and risk of skin cancer [basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma]. We prospectively evaluated whether total, dietary and supplemental niacin intake was associated with skin cancer risk based on 72,308 women in the Nurses' Health Study (1984-2010) and 41,808 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2010)...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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