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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105911/integrating-gene-set-analysis-and-nonlinear-predictive-modeling-of-disease-phenotypes-using-a-bayesian-multitask-formulation
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Mehmet Gönen
BACKGROUND: Identifying molecular signatures of disease phenotypes is studied using two mainstream approaches: (i) Predictive modeling methods such as linear classification and regression algorithms are used to find signatures predictive of phenotypes from genomic data, which may not be robust due to limited sample size or highly correlated nature of genomic data. (ii) Gene set analysis methods are used to find gene sets on which phenotypes are linearly dependent by bringing prior biological knowledge into the analysis, which may not capture more complex nonlinear dependencies...
December 13, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098082/occupational-health-profile-of-workers-employed-in-the-manufacturing-sector-of-india
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REVIEW
Shivali Suri, Ranjan Das
BACKGROUND: The occupational health scenario of workers engaged in the manufacturing sector in India deserves attention for their safety and increasing productivity. We reviewed the status of the manufacturing sector, identified hazards faced by workers, and assessed the existing legislations and healthcare delivery mechanisms. METHODS: From October 2014 to March 2015, we did a literature review by manual search of pre-identified journals, general electronic search, electronic search of dedicated websites/databases and personal communication with experts of occupational health...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096645/peri-and-post-menopausal-women-with-complex-adnexal-masses-ascites-and-raised-ca-125-is-it-ovarian-cancer-or-tuberculosis
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Rashmi Bagga, Tanuja Muthyala, Subhas Chandra Saha, Shalini Gainder, Pradip Kumar Saha, Radhika Srinivasan, Arvind Rajwanshi, Nalini Gupta
Pelvic and peritoneal tuberculosis may resemble advanced ovarian cancer due to the presence of ascites, complex adnexal masses, peritoneal deposits and raised CA-125 level, especially in peri- and postmenopausal women. Other common features among women with these two conditions are abdominal pain and distension, weight loss and reduced appetite. As the treatment of pelvic-peritoneal tuberculosis is completely different from that of ovarian cancer, it is important to reach a correct diagnosis. Sometimes women with pelvic-peritoneal tuberculosis may be subjected to a laparotomy for suspected ovarian cancer which is likely to increase their morbidity...
October 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096638/coexisting-genital-malignancies-with-tuberculosis-a-case-series-with-review-of-literature
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Avantika Gupta, Sangeeta Gupta, Usha Manaktala, Nita Khurana
OBJECTIVE: To study a case series of genital malignancies coexisting with genital tuberculosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A series of three cases with known genital malignancies were found to have coexisting genital tuberculosis on subsequent workup. RESULTS: First case was a 45 years old lady who underwent staging laparotomy for ovarian cancer. On histopathology examination, there was coexisting tuberculosis with papillary serous carcinoma. Second case was 53 years old postmenopausal lady who underwent extrafascial hysterectomy along with pelvic lymph node dissection...
October 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080988/medical-mycology-and-fungal-immunology-new-research-perspectives-addressing-a-major-world-health-challenge
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REVIEW
Neil A R Gow, Mihai G Netea
Fungi cause more than a billion skin infections, more than 100 million mucosal infections, 10 million serious allergies and more than a million deaths each year. Global mortality owing to fungal infections is greater than for malaria and breast cancer and is equivalent to that owing to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. These statistics evidence fungal infections as a major threat to human health and a major burden to healthcare budgets worldwide. Those patients who are at greatest risk of life-threatening fungal infections include those who have weakened immunity or have suffered trauma or other predisposing infections such as HIV...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079853/solely-lung-involved-igg4-related-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Xiao-Qin Zhang, Guo-Ping Chen, Sheng-Chang Wu, Sa Yu, Hong Wang, Xuan-Yi Chen, Zhuo-Chao Ren
By analyzing the clinical data of 1 case of IgG4-related lung disease(IgG4-RLD) and the review of literature, the author investigated the clinical characteristics of IgG4-RLD. IgG4-RLD is a rare disease characterized by significant elevation of serum IgG4 and infiltration of a large number of IgG4+ plasma cells. The clinical manifestations of the disease were nonspecific, and the imaging features were mixed with several types. The disease can only be involved in the lung, but also multiple organ involvement...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057259/modified-vaccinia-virus-ankara-history-value-in-basic-research-and-current-perspectives-for-vaccine-development
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REVIEW
A Volz, G Sutter
Safety tested Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is licensed as third-generation vaccine against smallpox and serves as a potent vector system for development of new candidate vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer. Historically, MVA was developed by serial tissue culture passage in primary chicken cells of vaccinia virus strain Ankara, and clinically used to avoid the undesirable side effects of conventional smallpox vaccination. Adapted to growth in avian cells MVA lost the ability to replicate in mammalian hosts and lacks many of the genes orthopoxviruses use to conquer their host (cell) environment...
2017: Advances in Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050418/physician-related-delays-in-the-diagnosis-of-lung-cancer-in-india
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Krishnappriya Ramachandran, Balamugesh Thankagunam, Reka Karuppusami, D J Christopher
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer is associated with a poor prognosis, if detected late in the disease course. Delay in seeking health care, wrong diagnosis and delay in specialist referral can contribute to delay in diagnosis. AIM: This study was done to assess physician related delays in the diagnosis of lung cancer and the treatments given before presenting to our center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 96 consecutive patients diagnosed with lung cancer were enrolled in this study...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044301/primary-pulmonary-mucinous-colloid-adenocarcinoma-that-arose-in-the-cavernomyoplasty-area-in-a-patient-with-tuberculosis-a-rare-case-report
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Neşe A Yener, Nesrin Sariman, Mehmet M Atasoy, Ahmet Midi, Alpay Örki
Primary pulmonary mucinous (colloid) adenocarcinoma is a rare type of lung cancer. Its arising in the cavernomyoplasty area has not been reported before. We here describe a sixty-year-old man with a previous history of multidrug-resistant and surgically-treated tuberculosis who was diagnosed as primary mucinous adenocarcinoma in the cavernomyoplasty site. We discuss the relevant literature on this rare entity.
2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043639/identification-of-novel-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-dihydrofolate-reductase-inhibitors-through-rational-drug-design
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Mymoona Akhter
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is one of the validated drug targets in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. DHFR inhibitors have been used to treat various life-threatening diseases such as cancer, malaria, and several bacterial infections. However, all clinically effective DHFR inhibitors are non-selective, and inhibit both human and pathogenic DHFRs more or less to a similar extent. The crystal structure of various DHFRs complexed with nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate and different inhibitors is available in the protein data bank...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043608/new-options-in-tuberculosis-care-visions-for-the-future-are-crucial-for-controlling-the-disease
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Malin Ridell
The current strategies for controlling tuberculosis (TB) are not sufficient. Improved prophylactic and diagnostic tools are imperative, being crucial for decreasing TB incidence and mortality and for preventing outbreaks. Furthermore, new and better drugs are badly needed, particularly considering the increase in cases with multidrug-resistant strains. The current TB vaccine-the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine-has a preventive impact on disseminated TB in children, but little effect on the most common form of TB, that is, lung TB in adults and young adults...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038878/long-term-exposure-to-ambient-air-pollution-and-mortality-in-a-chinese-tuberculosis-cohort
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Zhuoxin Peng, Cong Liu, Biao Xu, Haidong Kan, Weibing Wang
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the relationship between exposure to ambient air pollution and the mortality of tuberculosis (TB) patients is limited. METHODS: We analyzed the association between long-term exposure to particulate matter <2.5μm in diameter (PM2.5) and cause-specific mortality in a Chinese TB patients cohort from 2003 to 2013. Data from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 estimate were used to assess yearly average concentrations of PM2.5 and ozone at the household addresses of participants...
December 27, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031837/carcinomatous-pleuritis-and-pericarditis-accompanied-by-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Munechika Hara, Shin-Ichiro Iwakami, Naohisa Matsumoto, Taichi Miyawaki, Ryo Wada, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Although both lung cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) commonly occur in clinical practice, little attention has been paid to their coexistence. A 62-year-old female was admitted with acute dyspnoea secondary to cardiac tamponade. During her admission, a mass lesion harbouring air bronchograms in the right upper lobe rapidly increased in size. Surgical lung, pericardial, and pleural specimens yielded TB from a nodule in the right upper lobe and lung adenocarcinoma from the pericardium and pleura. Anti-tuberculous therapy was administered and gefitinib was subsequently started after the positive identification of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation (exon 19 deletion)...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029667/outcomes-bronchoscopic-evaluation-in-a-university-hospital
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R H Ghimire, N Bhatta, P Koirala, B Bista, D R Misra, B Shah
INTRODUCTION: Study of clinical profile of the patients and diagnostic yield of the selected bronchoscopic procedures gives us important information in clinical decision making and better patient care. There are hardly very few studies regarding these entities. Therefore, we decided to study clinical characteristics and outcomes of the patients who underwent bronchoscopic evaluation in our setting. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study the consecutive patients who underwent bronchoscopy from 1st May 2013- 30th April 2015 in division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine...
October 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029320/pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-patient-with-advanced-melanoma
#15
Charles A Powell
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018344/adjunct-strategies-for-tuberculosis-vaccines-modulating-key-immune-cell-regulatory-mechanisms-to-potentiate-vaccination
#16
REVIEW
Lakshmi Jayashankar, Richard Hafner
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global health threat of alarming proportions, resulting in 1.5 million deaths worldwide. The only available licensed vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, does not confer lifelong protection against active TB. To date, development of an effective vaccine against TB has proven to be elusive, and devising newer approaches for improved vaccination outcomes is an essential goal. Insights gained over the last several years have revealed multiple mechanisms of immune manipulation by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in infected macrophages and dendritic cells that support disease progression and block development of protective immunity...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002541/distinction-between-mesothelioma-and-lung-adenocarcinoma-based-on-immunohistochemistry-in-a-patient-with-asbestos-bodies-in-bronchoalveolar-fluid-case-report
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Agripina Raşcu, Eugenia Naghi, Marina Ruxandra OŢelea, Floarea Mimi NiŢu, Oana Cristina Arghir
Asbestos is a mineral-mined form the rocks, consisting in amosite (brown asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos) and÷or chrysotile (white asbestos) used in many industries. Researches about the exposure to asbestos dust and asbestosis related diseases started almost a century ago. The first case report of fatal asbestosis disease was published in 1906, in England, by Dr. Hubert Montague Murray. A decade after, asbestos "curious bodies" were firstly described in the lung tissue by Cooke (1926) and McDonald (1927)...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994338/chylous-ascites-in-advanced-gallbladder-cancer
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Mallika Tewari, Rupesh Singh, H S Shukla
Chylous ascites is a very rare occurrence in a patient with gallbladder cancer (GBC), and only six cases have been reported. We report here one such case in a 55-year-old lady who presented to us with upper abdominal pain for 6 months. A polypoidal gallbladder mass with minimal liver invasion but with multiple subcentimeter pericholedochal, common hepatic, mesenteric, and para-aortic lymph nodes was found on contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan. At laparotomy, the abdomen had milky fluid with engorged beaded lymphatics all over the small intestine...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992846/suicidal-ideation-and-suicidal-attempts-among-adults-with-chronic-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Su-Yeon Kye, Keeho Park
INTRODUCTION: About 14% of the global burden of disease has been attributed to neuropsychiatric disorders. The aim of this study was to show the general picture of suicidal ideation and behavior among Korean, and to test the hypothesis that there is a positive association between diseases and suicidality. METHOD: A total of 19,599 individuals were asked if they had any chronic diseases, suicidal ideation and attempts. The data from the Fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES V, 2010-2012) conducted by Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) were examined...
December 14, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986665/risk-of-active-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Matthew P Cheng, Claire Nour Abou Chakra, Cedric P Yansouni, Sonya Cnossen, Ian Shrier, Dick Menzies, Christina Greenaway
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a known risk factor for developing active tuberculosis (TB). We determined the incidence and relative risk of active TB in cancer patients compared to the general population. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched up to December 2015: Medline, Medline InProcess, EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cancerlit, and Web of Science. Studies of pathologically confirmed cancer patients were included if active TB was identified concurrently or after the diagnosis...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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